Month: March 2018

Blazer Style

BLAZER: Zara │JEANS: Zara │SHOES: Schutz │BAG: Gucci │SUNNIES: Ray Ban │BRACELET: David Yurman

Happy long weekend everyone! I’m heading down to Florida to visit my parents and see my step-dog children ;). Wish Max and I luck on our seven hour car ride. Head over to my insta-stories for some beach fun.

Slightly obsessed with this blazer. I love a good blazer moment. How cute would this be with a white eyelet dress or skirt? It’s over sized so size down (wearing an XS). It’s also perfect for work and can easily be dressed down for play.

Like I said before, I don’t wear jeans very often (you’re probably rolling your eyes and saying c’mon Heather in you’re last three posts you’ve worn jeans). Blame it on NC’s refusal to participate in Spring. I’ve been crushing hard on lighter washed ripped denim. But, I don’t love to spend $$$ on denim I know won’t be “in” forever. I never recommend spending tons of money on trendy pieces. Save your money for pieces that will be in your closet for forever. So, these jeans are trendy and cost effective ($50). I’m only a little bit obsessed with them. They are a mid rise fit and are TTS.

Hope everyone has the best Easter! Questions? I’d love to hear from you.

xoxo 

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Spring Midi Dress

DRESS: Mara Hoffman │BELT: Gucci │SHOES: Steve Madden │SUNNIES: Karen Walker │WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Serious, serious spring feels in this Mara Hoffman dress. Mara Hoffman’s ready to wear collection is so bright and fun. I want it all. Go check it out here. Seriously, how fun is this bathing suit? I’m pretty sure I need it. There are also some great wear to work options like these pants. I’m telling you she can really do no wrong in my eyes.

I have to tell you guys how comfortable these shoes are. I think I’ve worn them everyday since I got them two weeks ago. I even decided to be brave and wore them to work. That’s how comfortable they are. More to come on how to style open toed shoes for work.

I waited and waited and waited for this belt to be restocked. When it finally was a few weeks ago, I seriously couldn’t wait for it be shipped. I recommend sizing down if you want to wear it solely as a waist belt. I’m generally a size 2/4 and I ordered the 34 and it can be worn at my hips and waist.

Questions? I’d love to hear from you!

xoxo 

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Gingham Wrap Shirt

TOP: Habitual and Here (in more sizes)│JEANS: J crew (old) Similar Here and Here │SHOES: Aldo│ SUNNIES: Karen Walker │WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Happy Friday! Is it just me or has this week has seemed like the longest week ever? Super looking forward to this weekend. We are heading to one of my favorite Raleigh restaurants, Angus Barn, for a friend’s birthday tonight. Head over to my insta-stories for some seriously delicious pictures ;). Beyond having stellar food, Angus Barn is beautifully decorated and hosts many wedding receptions every year.

How precious is this top y’all? I was trying to break up my gingham posts, but this guy is selling out fast so I wanted to get it up pronto. It wraps around, which makes it super flattering. It also comes in two other colors, red and white, which are fully in stock.

Flares are my jam y’all. When I am in jeans, which isn’t often, 99% of the time they’re high-waisted flares.  They make your legs look nice and long which has a slimming effect. Darker washes always have a more slimming effect. These guys are more of a medium wash. The jeans pictured are old, but I linked two of my favorite dark wash flares.

Hope ya’ll have the best weekend!!

xoxo 

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Pink Gingham

 


TOP: Express │JEANS: A&E │ SHOES: Schutz│BAG: Banana Republic│SUNNIES: Karen Walker │ WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Guys, I’m thinking maybe I should join plaid lovers anonymous? Anyone know if that’s a thing? Here’s to hoping ya’ll aren’t sick of it because it’s my jam. This outfit screams spring to me. Technically, yesterday was the first day of spring. But, I’m not sure Raleigh got the memo. Snow was falling when I left for work this morning. So, I’ll just keep posting my favorite spring pieces until Raleigh figures out that it’s Spring. This is the perfect outfit for those days when the sun is shining and it’s beautiful out, but still in the 50’s and 60’s. This shirt is super comfy and perfect for work and play. I wore it to work last week with blue pants and got tons of compliments.

My jeans are SO comfortable. I love the wash and the distressing. They’re high-waisted and super flattering. Did I mention they’re $60 bucks? Affordable, on trend and flattering? Doesn’t get much better than that. I really don’t wear jeans that often. I’m way more attracted to feminine dresses and skirts. So, if I like a pair of jeans, you can trust that they’re really good.

Questions or Comments? I’d love to hear them!

xoxo 

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Matchy Set

TOP: Forever 21 │SKIRT: Forever 21 SHOES: Schutz │ BAG: Modcloth │WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Happy Monday, y’all! I feel like I am still recovering from all the fun from St. Patrick’s Day weekend. We started off the holiday at the parade downtown. Raleigh graced us with a little bit of warmer weather and it was much appreciated. I really feel like the parade was actually a dog parade and not a St. Patrick’s day parade. Endless baby animals all dressed in green and top hats. If that’s not your jam, I’m not really sure what is.

I wore this set over the weekend to brunch. For under $40, it doesn’t get much cuter than this. I said it before, but I’ll say it again – matching sets are here to stay. And I’m all in. No more matching your top and bottom, it’s done for you. I also think this skirt would be super work appropriate with a button down. My bag ($49.00) is a dupe of the Cult Gaia bags that you’re seeing everywhere.  I think the wicker/ bamboo bag trend is going to be really hot this spring and summer so I would grab at least one. This option is affordable and super roomy for endless lip gloss and other unnecessary items ;).

Questions? Let’s hear them!

xoxo 

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Preppy Plaid

SKIRT: Zara│SHIRT: J Crew│BLAZER: Forever 21│SHOES: Sam Edelman│BAG: Chanel│WATCH: Michele│ BRACELETS: David Yurman│SUNNIES: Asos (sold out) Similar Here

This skirt is just the cutest y’all. I love structure, plaid, and blazers..  You’d think after 10 years in a uniform in Catholic school, I’d be sick of plaid. Well, I’m not. You see lots of plaid around Christmas, but I think there’s room in your life for year round plaid. Gingham or Madras in the summer, Tartan for fall and Hounds tooth for winter. This skirt has a good mix of gingham, tartan and window pane. If you’re reading along and I just spoke a different language – yes, those are all different types of plaid. And yes, there are many, many, many more different types of plaid.

My button down is actually a body suit and I HIGHLY recommend it. Ever have a hard time with your button down staying tucked in? Well this baby literally never comes untucked. It’s fabulous. I wear it to work and on the weekend all the time. My blazer is forever 21 and it’s a super stylish piece for work and play at a cost conscious price point.

Questions? Drop em below!

xoxo

 

 

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The Classic LBD

Dress: LuLu’s  │Shoes: Jessica Simpson similar Here and Here│ Watch: Michele │Bracelets: David Yurman

I love date night….. and rooftop bars….. and good wine….  BUT most of all, I love a good little black dress. A dress with the versatility to take you essentially anywhere. From date night to dinner parties, it’s a closet staple. I swear a good LBD has super powers. And for $36, it doesn’t get much better than this one. It also comes in several colors. Dress it up like I did with a neutral heel or dress it down with a denim jacket and some boots. I like having at least a few different long sleeve LBD’s to get me through the transition from winter to spring. My shoes are almost sold out so I’m linking a few similar pairs. I also rounded up some affordable LBDs below.

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If you’re in Raleigh and you’re looking for a great date night spot, you have to check out Level 7. It’s in North Hills, on the 7th floor (get it?) of the Marriott AC Hotel. The view is great and the drinks are even better. On Thursday nights they have live music on the rooftop. We head over to have a drink before or after eating in North Hills..

Questions? Comments? I’d love to hear from you…

xoxo

 

 

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Flirty Co-Ord

SHORTS: The Fifth Label │TOP: The Fifth Label│SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar Here│ CLUTCH: Chanel │WATCH: Michele │ SUNNIES: Karen Walker│ BRACELETS: David Yurman

I have such a love affair with co-ordinate sets. They are a lazy girls dream (hi, that’s me). They’re basically a two for one deal and who can really pass that up? Actually, they’re more like a three for one. Three different potential outfits in one set. You essentially get a pair of shorts and top that make a fabulous outfit. But, then you also get a pair of shorts and a top that can easily be styled independently. Do I sound like a walking advertisement for co-ords yet? 😉

I can’t wait to wear these shorts with a white button down or crop top and flip flops. The ruffle hem is just way too cute. You’ll be seeing tons of co-ords all spring and summer long. They’re really having a moment and I’m all in.

My wedges are so comfy. Stuart Weitzman comes out with a different neutral wedge every season and I always scoop them right up. I can wear them all day and they don’t rub or hurt my feet. Highly recommend. My workplace is open toe shoe friendly, so they also look great in the summer with a nice white pant.

Questions about Co-ords? I’m your girl 🙂

xoxo 

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Cayman Review 2

DRESS: Nasty Gal │SHOES: Jessica Simpson │BRACELETS: David Yurman

For the last two days of our trip, we flew to one of the smaller islands – Cayman Brac. It’s a short and relatively inexpensive flight (about 30 minutes). Cayman Brac is a much smaller island inhabiting about 2500 people. It’s a much slower, relaxed pace than Grand Cayman. Head over to Cayman Brac for some serious R&R. The island is named after a large limestone bluff that runs the course of the island (Brac is gaelic for bluff).

For our one night on the island, we stayed at Le Soleil d’OrThe resort’s main house is actually on a 20 acre organic farm. Guests can take a tour of the farm and sample different fruits and vegetables right from the ground. Le Soleil d’Or makes the distance from farm to table super short. You can stay at any of the rooms at the main house or you can stay at one of the private houses on the ocean. We stayed at the two story beach house.

Things to Do : 

The resort had scooters to rent, which helped us really explore the island. The entire island is about 12 miles long so we were able to go from one end to the other in about an hour. They do drive on the opposite side of the road, which made me a little anxious at first. However, there is virtually no traffic. I think the entire time we were riding around we saw one other car. We rode over to the old lighthouse which offers seemingly endless ocean views.

BATHING SUIT: Shein │SHORTS: Express│ SUNNIES: Quay │SHOES: Tory Burch

Where We Ate:

We had to take advantage of the resort’s farm, so we had a private chef from the resort come to our house to make dinner. So worth it. The food was amazing. It was also really cool to watch him make our dinner with food from right across the street. You can order from a large menu and the chef brings everything right to the house. They also have an extensive wine list and offer to help make pairings.

I loved our time at Grand Brac and could’ve easily stayed another night. I don’t know if I would plan a week long trip there. It’s great for some private relaxation, but if you are looking for night life or tons of restaurants to check out, head to the Grand Cayman. I can’t wait to plan our next trip. We’re thinking about Croatia or Spain. Has anyone ever been? If you have any questions about things to do in Cayman, I’d love to hear from you.

xoxo

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SwimWear Round Up

BATHING SUIT:  Aerie (old) Similar Here and Here │HAT: Asos│SUNNIES: Quay 

Warmer days are happening more and more often, which has me itching for summer and everything that comes with it. Cute bikinis, longer nights, poolside drinks, no top on the jeep… (these are a few of my favorite things).

You might not know it, but I am originally from Florida where a bathing suit is necessary almost year round. Because of this, I have amassed quite the collection. You might even call me a bathing suit connoisseur.  I think the last time I counted I had over 100 bathing suits. I know, I know, too many. But I love to shop for new ones and I’m constantly on the hunt for bathing suits that are cute and flattering.

So here goes! Below is a collection of my favorites. They are grouped by style. I really think investing in a more expensive bathing suit that looks fantastic on you and gives you tons of confidence is really important. You could keep heading to target to buy a new cheap bathing suit every year (absolutely nothing wrong with is – I do it every year. That stuff is cute!) OR you could have that one bathing suit that you know is perfect.

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Questions? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

xoxo

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