Month: July 2018

The Most Flattering Dress

DRESS: Leith│SHOES: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar Here│BAG: Louis Vuitton │SCARF: Louis Vuitton │SUNNIES: Karen Walker│WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Happy Monday Babes!

I hope you guys had the best weekend. My blog is getting a much needed makeover this week, so if things look a little funny you know why.

I know everyone has seen this Leith dress over and over. &&& there’s a reason.

It’s a serious must have in your closet. It’s beyond comfortable, super flattering and the easiest piece I own to dress up or down.

Oh, & it’s under $75. I mean, seriously, I’m not sure why I don’t own it in every color.

I stalked this scarf for months before I pulled the trigger. It is beyond worth it. I get a crazy amount of use out of it.

I’m itching to go on a trip soon. Anyone have any end of summer trips planned?

xoxo

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Floral Dress // San Francisco

DRESS: Finder’s Keepers (sold out) Similar Here │SHOES: Schutz │WATCH: Michele│ SUNNIES: Karen Walker │BRACELETS: David Yurman & The Styled Collection

As promised, here’s my full post on our trip to San Francisco. Our trip was super short, I definitely want to get back ASAP to do some more exploring.

We stayed at the Hotel Zeppelin in downtown San Francisco. It’s a viceroy property and I was super impressed. The location was prime, within walking distance to great restaurants and some seriously insane shopping (Nordies, Saks, Neimen, Zara, etc).

We stayed in the Zeppelin suite which had amazing views of downtown and lots of space to stretch out ;).

Favorite Things We Did: 

  1. Biscuits and Blues : We love love love live music. So our first night in town, we checked out this jazz bar right down the street from our hotel. Y’all. You have to check this place out. The food is SO good and the music was amazing. They have different artists every night. When we went, KingFish was playing and they were SO GOOD. The food is so southern and delicious. You have to try the fried chicken.
  2. Alcatraz : So, I didn’t know this, but, Alcatraz is actually the most visited national park in the country. Around 5000 people visit every day. So, if you want to visit, plan ahead. Tickets are online and I highly recommend getting them early. The tour is super interesting and takes about an hour and a half. The island itself is really pretty and the views of San Fran are totally worth it.
  3. Sausalito: Sausalito is the town right across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Fran. We ate lunch at The Trident which was right on the water and had amazing seafood.

I wish we had more time to see more in San Fran. Our last day there, we ventured out to Napa & it was so fun. Let me know if you have any questions about our trip!

I don’t know about y’all, but this girl is beyond happy the weekend is here.

xoxo

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Just Bananas

DRESS: Asos │SHOES: See By Chloe │WATCH: Michele│ BRACELETS: David Yurman & The Styled Collection │BAG: Amazon (Gucci Dupe) │SUNNIES: Karen Walker

So many good banana puns with this dress…

This dress is bananas B A N A N A S 

The Dress is just so aPEELing

This Dress is RIPE up your alley

LOL, ok, ok I’m done. I wore this dress to work and everyone was commenting on it. So freaking cute.

My insta feed it FULL of Nordies posts, which I have a love/ hate relationship with. I love seeing what other bloggers bought and how they style it. BUT….

I’m not ready for fall yet, y’all. Endless summer around here… Not ready to put away my kinis and shorts. So, if it’s ok with you guys, I’m gonna keep styling summer until it dips below 80 degrees for more than a day 😉

xoxo

 

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Easy Blazer and Jeans

JEANS: J Crew │BAG: Louis Vuitton │SHOES: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar Here │JACKET: J Crew │BODY SUIT: Zara (old) Similar Here │SUNNIES: Karen Walker │WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman 

Happy Thursday Babes! Anyone else having the longest week ever? Where everything that could go wrong just does?

I actually googled if we were in retrograde….

Bring on the weekend please.

I wear this look almost once a week. I love the way flares and a blazer look. So chic, easy, and put together. 

I highly recommend investing in a few blazers. Easiest way to look almost instantly pulled together. I ALWAYS have my blazers tailored for that perfect fit. If you haven’t already, find a good tailor ASAP.

If you’re in the Raleigh area, email me and I’ll send you a few suggestions.

xoxo

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Polka Dot Jumper

JUMPER: Shein│ SHOES: Schutz│BRACELETS: David Yurman │SUNNIES: Karen Walker 

We had the best time in San Francisco over the weekend. It was my first time to San Fran and I was DYING to see the golden gate bridge. Spoiler alert: It did not disappoint.

More to come on our San Fran trip..

On our last day in San Francisco we drove out to Napa because hello, why not? I wore this $25 jumper and I am obsessed. How cute?!

Even after extensive googling, it was SO hard to decide which wineries / restaurants to check out. We ended up seeing two. I wished we had more time. You really need at least two days to see Napa. We are planning another trip to do Napa and Sonoma in one fatal sweep (will literally probably be fatal lol)

Auberge was my favorite of the places we visited. It’s actually not a winery, but the views from the restaurant are AMAZING. It is an absolutely beautiful 5 star resort and Michelin restaurant. They have wines from all around the region.

Munn was my jam y’all. All SPARKLING wines. So good. May or may not have bought several bottles of sparking rose to take home.

I can’t wait to share more of our trip with y’all!

xoxo

 

 

 

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Blue Two Piece Set

TWO PIECE SET: Forever 21 (Sold Out) Similar linked below │SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar Here│ SUNNIES: Karen Walker│BRACELETS: David Yurman

Happy Friday Babes! 

We are heading on a little West Coast get away this weekend! Can’t wait, can’t wait. My love affair with California with continues…

I love this set. Still mad it sold out. It’s the prettiest color blue and so flowy. The top is adorable with shorts too.

I linked a ton of super cute co-ords below. Obsessed with that casual black two piece set.

I hope everyone has the best weekend. Anyone still shopping the Nordstorm sale? I’ve spent WAY too much money. It’s just so good.

xoxo

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Nordstrom Sale Picks

Well, in case you live under a rock, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale went live this morning. I know SO many bloggers cover it and if you’re already over it I totally get it. You have to be a card holder to have access now. Regular access starts the 20th.

Items sell out SO FAST. So, if you are a cardholder go scoop stuff up now.

I’m sharing everything I bought linked below. My favorite two things from the sale are shoes surprisingly enough.  Can’t wait to wear those nude pumps to work!

  1. Theory Belted Dress
  2. Michele Watch
  3. Tie Waist Dress – $32 Bucks!!!
  4. Sunnies
  5. Rolling Carry On
  6. Suede Shift Dress
  7. Leith Blouse
  8. Frame Crops

Are you shopping the sale?

Favorite Shoes:

Everything here is in stock (for now)!

xoxo

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Mr. Max Trouble

DRESS: Shein │SHOES: Tory Burch│ BRACELET:  David Yurman │SUNNIES: Ray Ban │BALLOON: Party City

Today is Max’s one year adoptaversary!! We had to document the occasion with picture torture. It just so happened the day we took these pictures it was windy, but hot. So trying to get Max to look at the camera when the balloon was in the perfect spot was serious work.

Max took off after a dog or squirrel more than once, which sent me sprinting down the street after him with a balloon in hand. I’m sure it was hilarious to watch.

I get a super surprising amount of DM’s on instagram about Max so I thought I’d fill y’all in on the Max scoop.

I actually got Max off of Craigslist. Yup, you read that right. He’s from Craigslist. 

 I always loved Westies and thought they were the cutest dogs. Anyone else love those dog food commercials with Westies? So, when I decided I wanted to finally get a dog of my own, I knew I either wanted a King Charles Cavalier or a Westie. I joined a few rescue groups, but nothing was available near me. As I was googling the breed, a Craigslist ad popped up.

That was Max. A couple in the Raleigh area got Max from a breeder and couldn’t keep up with him. They had three kids under 3, which is a feat in itself. Adding a puppy into the mix just wasn’t working. I went and saw Max that day and instantly fell in love. He ran right up to me and peed on my feet.

We’ve been inseparable ever since.

Max facts you might not know:

  1. Max is a West Highland Terrier.
  2. He weighs about 15 pounds and is full grown.
  3. His favorite, favorite food is cheetos. He will serious harrass you for some cheetos.
  4. Since were talking about food, this dog will literally eat anything – lettuce, kale, avocado. Anything I am eating, he will eat.
  5. He is my constant shadow. Have you ever heard the term velcro dog? Well, that is Max. He wants to go where mom goes.
  6. He has more energy than any other dog I’ve owned. I thought when I got him that he’d be this cute lap dog and boy, was I wrong. He is constantly moving.
  7. He loves to tear up my favorite things. It’s seriously like he knows that I really like something. The list of things he’s torn up is long and vast: underwear, shoes, makeup brushes, sunglassesRIP
  8. Max is also hands down the friendliest dog I’ve ever owned as well. He does not know a stranger. He wants to be every person and every dog’s best friend.
  9. He absolutely loves to be chased. It’s his favorite game and he could play for hours.
  10. He will literally let me dress him up in anything. He’s the best costume dog ever.

Max isn’t perfect, but neither am I. He is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, so we had to celebrate him today. Head over to my insta story to see some super cute throwback pics to when Max was a baby.

xoxo

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Lobsta, Lobsta

DRESS: Show Me Your MuMu  Similar (more affordable) Here  │SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar Here  │BRACELETS: David Yurman│SUNNIES: Karen Walker

Guys, I have been waiting and waiting to post this dress. It sold out so fast and I WAS SO SAD.

But, I found it completely in stock in all sizes!! Seriously, you need this dress.

I wore this on our vacation and  random strangers were stopping me so much to ask where it was from.

I also linked a more affordable option. &&& it’s super, super cute. I don’t really need both do I guys? 😉

We are doing absolutely nothing this weekend and I am pumped. I hope you guys are having the best weekend!

xoxo

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Stars but no Stripes

DRESS: Asos │SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar HERE

Happy Tuesday friends! I can’t believe the 4th of July is tomorrow. This summer is flying by.

The fourth has always been one of my favorite holidays.

Cook outs, family, and fireworks.. Could there be a better summer holiday? I am a little bummed it falls on a Wednesday this year. Kind of hard to make plans without taking time off of work.

Anyways, I love this festive dress. Who says you have to wear red or blue on the Fourth?

&& this dress is only $24 bucks. 

I hope you guys have the best fourth. I’ll be eating too many hot dogs and shooting off all the fireworks!

xoxo

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