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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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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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Spring Time Floral

SHORTS: Express │TOP: Asos │SHOES: Marc Fisher │SUNNIES: River Island (old)- Similar Here │BAG: Chanel │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Happy, Happy Weekend Y’all. The weather in Raleigh has been unusually warm lately, so I had to share my favorite pair of white cut-offs. I live in these bad boys during the summer. They are perfect to throw over your bathing suit or to wear to dinner with a cute top. Express comes out with a different, yet similar version of these shorts every year and I always scoop up a few pairs. Finding shorts I like and are flattering can be such a struggle bus. These hit the jackpot. They aren’t too tight on my thighs and have a nice slimming high rise.

My shoes you’ve probably seen over and over if you follow other fashion blogs. They are Marc Fisher who is a relatively new to the shoe game.  He’s really gained a following which is unsurprising because all of his shoes I’ve tried on are cute and ridiculously comfortable. Go check out my other favorites here and here.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!

xoxo 

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