11.30.2016

Outfit Post // Ivory + Leather


Ok girls its getting that time of year when we all know our reality.  The reality of wearing leggings almost every day.  I know I know some of you may already be there, that's ok.  It was just Thanksgiving so we understand. 

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11.29.2016

Outfit Post // Burgundy



Well. Well. Well. Thanksgiving was amazing.  Spent a long weekend in San Francisco exploring, eating, and of course taking tons of pictures to share with you.  Still going through to decided which ones to share, so many good ones.  I plan to give you a full recap some time next week. 

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11.21.2016

Outfit Post // Thanksliving


Thanksgiving is almost here, turkey day is coming people.  Time to get ready for awkward family time, sometimes good sometimes bad food, football, and black Friday shopping.  This year will be a different holiday season for me.  First this will be the first Thanksgiving I will be away from my family.  I am headed to San Francisco with Reuben to spend it with his sister and her husband and their precious little girl.  So be prepared this is going to be a wordy post.  Sorry in advance. 

As we get packed up and ready to head across the country I wanted to share some of these things I am thankful for.  I have recently heard the women who wrote One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp.  She said something that is so important and has stayed with me since.  Live a life of thanksliving. Thanksgiving is not just for a holiday or a season of life.  I should be everyday, thanksliving.  So I challenge you to list 5 things you are thankful for and try and live a life of thanksliving, being thankful for life and all the gifts you have been given everyday.

1. I am thankful for the love and belief I have in God and His Son who saved us all.  I cherish this relationship more than anything else in the world.  His unending love for me is what motivates me to share his love with everyone I meet. 

2.  My family, they are my rock and who I am thank God everyday for gifting me with them as support, friends, and confidants. 

3. My health is very important to me.  Its an important gift that not everyone has received or has to be thankful for.  I am alive and living a healthy life.  

4. My sweet Reuben.  I feel kinda cheesy saying this but I am so grateful he found me a year ago.  He is so sweet, calm, and smart.  He makes me be the better person i know I can be.  He is always wanting to be lazy with me or go and explore with me.  I am so lucky to have this amazing man in my life.

5.  That I live in America.  I am so thankful I am able to live in can call home the country of the free and the brave.  Its been a hard month for this country and I know we are strong and will get through this time.  I understand that everyone has fears and is scared of the unknown.  But that is what makes this country great is that we recognize that and help each other get through these hard times.  Like Ellen said " if you take away the lables we are far more alike than we are different", thanks Ellen for reminding us we are all human and all duck our head when we pull into a parking deck. 

So I told you 5 of things I am thankful for, now it's your turn. I hope this post inspires you to be THANKFUL for the gifts you have been given and maybe try to write 5 things your thankful for, and keep it going who knows you might get to 1000. 






Photography // Shelby Rae Photographs

Hair // Evelyn Elizabeth Salon

shirt Amelia's Boutique c/o // denim Kut from the Kloth// shoes Converse // bag Vera Bradley c/o // scarf Madewell // lips Bite Beauty

with LOVE from packing for San Francisco

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11.16.2016

Home // Bedroom Tour


You spend about 33% of your day in your bed and bedroom.

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11.15.2016

Outfit Post // Spy Mood

faux suede trench



One of my favorite episodes of Sex and the City was the one where Samantha wore the wig, trench, and sunglasses to catch Mr. Richard Wright in the act, act of cheating.  I just loved her little alter ego that episode.  When I styled this trench and Show Me Your MUMU top from Indigeaux Denim Bar and Boutique, I was definitely channeling my inner spy from the 70's.


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11.11.2016

Outfit Post // Abstract Floral


Fall is officially here and I am loving this weather.  Its crisp with a bite in the air.  A couple of weekends ago my good friend got married in uptown Charlotte.  I wore this dress to her rehearsal dinner.  Most of my friends are not big on prints.  In fact all of them wore sold colors.  I on the other hand love a big bold beautiful print.  I love to stand out plus prints hide any unwanted problem areas that may make you feel self conscience about your body. 


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11.07.2016

Current // #itsgoodtobeagirl with Vera Bradley


What a fun weekend in Raleigh,NC.  My boyfriend and I headed up Friday after work.  We explored, enjoyed good food, visited with friends, got dressed up, and went to a wedding.  The things I just listed are things that make being a girl so fun, especially in this decade.  I love that I am strong and confident to enjoy life to the fullest.  Even a weekend trip to a wedding is an adventure.  What else do you need for an adventure?  Your go to essentials, and mine is the BIG sky backpack from Vera Bradley. 

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11.04.2016

Current // My " Little's " Wedding



Ever have one of those weekends you don't to end?  I did last weekend at Logan's, my little in ZTA, wedding.  We celebrated, danced, ate, drank, and had amazing quality time together.  It was one to remember.  One thing I will remember most is when I met Logan many years ago in a political class. She was telling me how she was going to my home town for spring break.  We became fast friends and then sisters.  I am so lucky to have her and all of my friends.  I love being able to celebrate all their huge milestones in life.  Each one passing I feel a little older but so much closer to each of my friends.  How lucky am I that they want me to be standing by there side.  

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