June 6, 2017

Let’s Catch Up: April/May

Happy Wednesday friends! Since I’ve been on a roll with the blog as of last week (see my travel posts from California here and here), I figured it was time to catch up on everything thats been going on lately!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post like this (January maybe?) so it’s totally overdue. The last two months were absolutely hectic, in all the best ways possible though. So I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been up to via my iPhone pics. Some of these pics you might recognize from Instagram, but others never quite made it on there…..

Grab a cup of coffee because this is a long one, I hope you enjoy!

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My sister and I took a trip to Upper Shirley Vineyards towards the end of March. It was my first time visiting, and I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was! The food of course was delicious (hello ham biscuits <333), but the property itself was just lovely. For those who live in Richmond, this vineyard is just a short drive away and worth the trip! And for those planning a wedding…this place really is a dream!

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My sister’s homemade acai bowl <33333

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The first weekend in April, my friends and I met up for a MUCH needed girls day. We went to brunch at “Supper” (which is TO die for…please check out how big that biscuit is above!) and brewery hopped around Scotts Addition. Of course we all were twinning in white….

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When Myles and I weren’t bouncing around all weekend, we were spending a lot of time with my sister and her boyfriends’ dogs. Dogsitting is literally the best of both worlds. Zeke especially is such a clown!

If you don’t already, be sure to follow me along on Insta – I’m always posting videos of these pups!  I especially can’t wait for our trip to the Outer Banks in 1.5 weeks. These two have no idea the fun they have ahead!

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We toured a few rehearsal dinner options and I think we finally found a winner.  More to come later this year once everything is finalized….

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Random- but I finally caved and purchased a Chanel classic flap bag from Snobswap. This has always been a dream bag of mine, so when I saw a used (but practically new) one on sale I took it as a sign (ha!) Needless to say I’m in love, and I can’t wait to carry this bag for years to come…..
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Cold Shoulder Top / Ripped Denim (on sale for $36!!! Use code SUMMER. I can’t get over the price for these) / Favorite Espadrilles (similar under $60)

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Hot Pink Bell Sleeve Dress ($55 and super flattering!)

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Myles and I made the trip to Atlanta one weekend in April for the most beautiful wedding! Everything from the hotel, to the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and reception was beyond perfect.

We’re so excited for the happy couple and so glad we got to celebrate them all weekend. I really wish I could share some of the pictures I took, but I’ll let the professional pictures speak for themselves. (I seriously can’t wait to see them!) Congrats to the Carrolls!

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While Myles was off hanging out with the groomsmen, I brunched with my bff from college. Hey Stro!

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Wedding #ootn: LOVE this dress! I can’t speak highly enough about it. The fit is true to size and it was super comfortable all night. Two thumbs up!

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The space was to die for!

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City views…..

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Sneak peek of some of the crafting I’ve been up to 😉 More to come with a wedding update! BTW I told my mom this is the ONLY crafting I’m up for …. Michaels/Hobby Lobby/etc stress me out …. (I think I’ll stick with accounting….)

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April showers bring May flowers….

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Bow Flats (seriously how cute are these? only like $20! They also come in taupe, black & blush ) / Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

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We celebrated Mother’s Day with a big brunch at my parents house. It’s always so nice to get everyone together. Of course the meal wasn’t complete without more fresh flowers and key lime pie 😉 Love you Mom!

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I took off work on a random Wednesday to celebrate my 28th birthday with my parents (in Lilly of course!) Our birthday lunch tradition at Brio might be one of my favorites (the salmon is SO good!) As always, my mom gave me the cutest gift-  how adorable are these signs?!

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Love my ‘new’ monogram Yeti from such sweet friends!

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Catch Up#ootn: Blush top ($42 and the perfect wardrobe staple. I own it in black as well) / White Denim (great quality for the price!) / Favorite Espadrilles (similar under $60)

No birthday’s complete without a birthday dinner 😉 Myles and I celebrated at one of my favorite restaurants, The Boathouse, and as always it didn’t disappoint.

I’m not going to lie, you might see my birthday outfit on repeat all spring/ summer….

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What dreams are made of…Hayley Paige <33333333

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And to continue on with the birthday celebrations…. My college bffs visited from ATL and DC for a weekend of catching up and wedding dress shopping! I can’t even explain how blessed I am for these girls in my life, as well as my mom and big sister <3

We had the best day full of champagne, dresses on dresses, lunch with views of the James, visiting the most gorgeous boutique I’ve ever seen (seriously, that chandelier deserves all the heart emojis), and of course pizza 😉 I’ll be sharing more on my dress shopping experience later….but all I can say is I’m pretty sure we found the one!!! The day honestly couldn’t have been more perfect- basically as cliche as that sounds. So thank ya’ll for making it so special!!! Can’t wait until 5/5/18

And last but not least, lately I’ve been addicted to Jcrew/Jcrew Factory…

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Top (sold out but love this one) / White Denim (great quality for the price!) / Favorite Espadrilles (similar under $60)

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Tie-Waist Tee / Striped Midi Skirt (even better, the waist is elastic!)

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I had to throw in some Lilly Pulitzer because it wouldn’t be spring without it 😉

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Tie- Waist Tee / White Shorts ($10!!!) I have these in a few colors / Nikes (similiar)

Well friends, I think that’s about it. I hope you enjoyed this post and I can’t wait to get back into the swing of blogging. I have so many fun things planned ahead that I want to share – including the rest of my California travel posts, a family beach trip this month, wedding updates (I’m thinking of doing these monthly?), more J Crew Factory finds (I definitely did some damage…), as well as a big trip Myles and I have planned for early September!!

It’s going to be a great summer and I can’t wait to have ya’ll along for the ride.

Thanks for reading <3

XOXO

March 24, 2017

LOFT Spring Style – Try On

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Happy spring, friends! While it may not feel quite springy just yet, word on the street is it’s right around the corner. Fingers crossed warmer temps are heading our way…..

Anyways, last Friday I popped into LOFT to try on some of their spring pieces. I rarely make it out to the mall, but I’d been eyeing quite a few things and figured before I ordered way too much it was probably best to try everything on for quality/fit reasons 😉

LOFT has been killin’ it lately in my opinion. Basically, I want everything (if you follow me on InstaStory, this won’t surprise you…) So since I tried on quite a few things, I figured I’d share what I loved/didn’t love and what I picked up! I hope you enjoy….

BTW- all these pics were taken with my iPhone so quality isn’t 100%, but you get the picture!

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{Flutter Lace Dress}

If you can’t tell from the first picture, I’m crushing on all things navy and mustard right now. This dress caught my eye with the gorgeous lace detailing. It would be perfect for a spring wedding with nude pumps, but could also work in the office with wedges/heeled sandals.  The quality is also really great!

Fit: True to size

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{Cutout Lace Blouse}

I saw this navy lace cutout blouse online and I knew it was a winner. Naturally, it went home with me 😉 I love the detailing and the material is super soft. I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this in the spring with white denim and a nude wedge. Definitely a keeper!

Fit: True to size

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{Striped Pleated Skirt}

I randomly picked up this skirt and was surprised how much I LOVED the fit. It’s such a classic piece and the perfect length for work/church/etc. I love it paired with navy, but I think it would look awesome with a white top as well. The quality is on point too- since it’s somewhat structured but not too thick. Another winner!

Fit: True to size

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{Striped Duet Dress}

So I wasn’t sure about this dress on the hanger….but I figured I’d give it a try. I loved the material so much and of course the navy color 😉 However, once I tried it on it was a definitely no for me. I think it comes down to my body type, but the top was not flattering whatsoever and the length was just weird (I’m only 5’3ish).

I still love the flowy material at the bottom and I think on the right body type this could be lovely!

Fit: Size down

{Striped Tie Back Bell Sleeve Top}

Confession: I specifically went to LOFT to try on this top. No shame. The verdict- obsessed! I love the color, the sleeves, the fit, and the material. If you’re looking for a fun bell sleeve top for the spring, this is the one!

Fit: True to size

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{Lace Up Sweater}

I’ve been looking for a perfect light weight neutral sweater for the spring and I think I’ve found it! I’m already planning on wearing this sweater on an upcoming trip with this pair of white denim and potentially these shoes (I’m looking at ordering the white pair, under $25!) for a comfy travel look. Just a heads up this sweater definitely isn’t long, but that’s what I was looking for.

Fit: True to size

Others:

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{Cutout Lace Dress}

Like the top above, I loved this dress! Unfortunately they didn’t have my size, so I didn’t take a pic. But I’d still say it fits true to size and the quality is great. The perfect navy dress for spring, with unique details <3

{Ruffle Pintucked Blouse}

I have to admit, I own way too many of these type of blouses from LOFT but they’re just so good. They wash well (WIN!), and are super practical. While I didn’t pick up this color, I have a feeling it might end up in my closet in the upcoming weeks! Fit is true to size.

Right now LOFT is doing 40% off for cardmembers, and 30% off for others (code SPRING17). If you’re looking for some fun new pieces to add to your spring wardrobe, I highly recommend checking out LOFT! I apologize in advance if you fall in love with too many things though 😉

As always, thanks for reading and I hope ya’ll have a great weekend!

XOXO,

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March 15, 2017

Work Style Wednesday #6: Staying Warm in the Office

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{OUTFIT DETAILS}

 

Grey Poncho- old, similar here and here (both under $40)

AG Jeans- LOVE the medium wash, recently scooped them up from here on sale

Suede Heels- Such a closet staple that come in multiple colors here (super comfy too!)

Mockneck Top (old, similar here and here on sale)

 

Happy Wednesday ya’ll! I hope this week is treating each of you well. I had every intention of popping in to share some spring outfit inspiration, but the weather the last few days had other plans (seems like Mr. Groundhog was actually right with this whole winter thing…)

So here I am with another winter work style outfit to share. I must admit I was 100% caught off guard on Monday with the freezing temps and was struggling all day in my cube. I told myself that Tuesday I would be better prepared with a poncho, blanket scarf, or even a blanket at this point, lol….(definitely have been guilty of rockin’ a blanket at work)

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As much as I just wanted to hide under a blanket all day Tuesday, I figured I should try to look somewhat presentable 😉 Enter this grey poncho that I’ve had in my closet for over year….

A neutral poncho in my opinion is a closet staple because not only is it super simple to layer, but also it’s  incredibly warm when spending hours in a potentially freezing office. What I love most though, is that you can easily take it off and your outfit is still super chic!

Also just a side note- I swapped these jeans out with white ankle pants, but I love the look with black pants or even a pale pink/blue if you’re feeling bold! I wanted to share these jeans with ya’ll today, since I’m loving the fit and sizes are running out 🙂

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So there you have it. As much as I’m dreaming of spring this week, I’ve accepted the fact that we still have a few more days (weeks?)  left of winter. In the mean time I’ll spend it attempting to stay as warm as possible!

XOXO,

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March 8, 2017

Work Style Wednesday #5 – From Day to Night

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Halogen Bell Sleeve Tunic (40% off!) / Black Skinnies (similar here under $40) / Leopard Pumps (personal fave!) / Monogram Necklace

Happy Wednesday friends! How’s everyone’s week going? I for one am counting down until Friday. I’m taking my family to tour our wedding venue and I couldn’t be more excited, but that’s a story for another time 😉

The other day  I realized I’d gotten off track with my Work Style Wednesday posts, so I figured nows as good a time as ever to bring them back! Lately I’ve been trying to only add pieces to my wardrobe that  1.) can be worn multiple ways (functionality is key!) and 2.) I will wear more than once…

Which brings me to this bell sleeve tunic I picked up from the Nordstrom sale….

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Ya’ll, I’m obsessed with this top. I’m definitely a sucker for all things bell sleeve and the color is perfection. It’s so good that I’ve already worn it twice in the last two weeks..whoops!

Not only did I wear this top yesterday to the office with these pumps (how gorgeous is this print?), but I also  took it from the office to happy hour/dinner the other week simply by swapping out these pants with the ones above. So easy for day to night!

Also just to note, this top is really structured- which I love. The material is a little thick which is great for transitioning to spring (temperatures are so weird around here!) I plan on wearing it with white denim in the upcoming weeks and these sandals. Apologies in advance 😉 I also can’t believe it’s $40….

Anyways, I hope ya’ll enjoyed this look. Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

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What’s your go-to work look? Lately I’m all about anything peplum or bell sleeves with skinnies!

March 1, 2017

Spring Wishlist + Shopbop Sale

Happy Wednesday ya’ll! Three cheers for making it almost halfway through the week.

I was hoping to do a February recap today…but then I saw the Shopbop sale went live and it was too good not to share. I promise a February Instagram roundup/life update will be up later this week though!

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For those unfamiliar with this sale, it’s a good one. Now is the perfect time to stock up on any spring/summer pieces you’ve been eyeing at a discount (shipping is also free). A lot of these brands rarely go on sale, so if you see something you know you want, I would totally snag it now before sizes run out! Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way…

Personally, I’ve been holding out on most spring purchases…until now, lol. So I figured it would be fun to share some of my favorite items from the sale (brands like Wildfox, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, AG Denim, Tory Burch, etc). If anything, I hope this post inspires ya’ll for spring fashion  (isn’t it the best?!) 

{Tops} 
{Dresses/Rompers}
{Bottoms}
{Accessories}
What’s in my cart:

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One Teaspoon Shorts

This spring I really want to invest in a quality pair of denim shorts and these fit all my criteria! I’ve heard rave reviews about this brand, so I can’t wait to try them out. Definitely going to size up though!

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Tory Burch Ballet Flats

OMG the tortoise print is to die for. Is there such thing as too many pairs of Tory flats? (I’m going to go with no…)

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Endless Rose Top

The perfect white top to dress up or down! Love the lace details <3

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Pizza Float

Because who can deny a pizza float, lol?! I also love this one too 😉

And finally…

Two items I personally recommend from the sale would be this cover up (blogged here) and this top (blogged here– btw how was this almost a year ago?!) I love both and can’t wait to wear them again this season!

Thanks for reading!

XO,

Did you shop the Shopbop sale?! If so, what did you snag? I’d love to hear below!