Thursday, July 2, 2015

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding



I wore this blue and white striped dress to my college roommate's wedding a few weekends ago. It was honestly the perfect dress for a wedding! It's made of a really nice satin material and the cut and shape is super flattering (I love the flared skirt). The cut-out triangle makes it really fun and flirty, too. I wore it with nude sandals and a colorful clutch, but there are a few different ways you could style this dress… it would look really cute with a neutral clutch and a pop of color in the shoes! I also want to say that the wedding was held outside and this dress was lightweight and didn't show sweat at all. I always think about that before I choose a dress for a summer wedding :)

Here are a few photos from the night!


The wedding was really fun because I got to see and catch up with a bunch of my Kappa Delta sisters that I hadn't seen since graduation! Anyway, in case you're headed to a summer wedding, I linked up a few more options below (all less than $100). Happy Thursday, everyone!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Recent Instagrams…

Happy Wednesday, friends! Thought it was time for an instagram roundup… 

neon pink tank top ($34) // white pants // Jimmy Choo heels (60% off), similar here

First up, this was an outfit I wore yesterday! I love love love this straw tote from Design Darling and I needed an excuse to wear it. So I put together an all-white outfit with pops of pink. This darling tank is only $34 (it doesn't look the same online as it does in person - in person it is legitimately hot pink!).


Ok. How cute are these makeup bags?! I couldn't resist either one.

eyelet off shoulder top (less than $35) // high waisted jean shorts (size up!)

This eyelet top is perfect for summer… although it's cropped, it comes down pretty low (you can pull it lower if your shorts aren't as high-waisted as mine). Here's a tip about Chicwish: get the express shipping! Since the orders are coming from overseas, they always take a while to ship.



This is the perfect dress for July Fourth. I love maxi dresses, but surprisingly this is the first one I've bought all year! This one is really comfortable and lightweight. 

high waisted jean shorts // similar off shoulder top (I tied it at the waist)

I finally found the perfect pair of jean shorts (you've probably seen me wear them a lot on instagram!). The size 4 U.S. fits like a 0 FYI! 

Zara jeans, similar here // Celine sunglasses, similar here // Meli Melo leather handbag

I took a road trip to Edenton a few weekends ago for my college roommate's wedding. I always opt for distressed jeans while traveling… I think they're the most comfortable to travel in!

Meli Melo leather handbag // Tory Burch wedges, similar here

This was an outfit I wore while in Edenton… I was actually standing at the Edenton lighthouse in this picture. Has anyone been to Edenton before?! It is absolutely gorgeous - I had no idea. The waterfront is so cute!

straw clutch // tortoise tassel earrings (on sale) // David Yurman bracelet

This off shoulder top reminds me of a retro look… but I absolutely love it! If I had a good pair of bell bottomed jeans, I would have worn them with this top ;)


Love love love this look for the Fourth, especially the shorts! Just an FYI, the bathing suit top doesn't have any support or lining, so if you order it keep that in mind.



Ummm yep. This picture doesn't need much explaining… the "hot now" sign was on at Krispy Kreme so it was calling my name!


This top is so pretty and classic… I'm hoping to dedicate an entire blog post to it soon!

David Yurman bracelet // tortoise tassel earrings // Vineyard Vines straw hat

This is the outfit I'm planning on wearing for July Fourth… I have fallen in love with this top! (Plus it's really lightweight and perfect for hot weather) Also - could there be a more perfect hat?!

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stars & Stripes...



In honor of the upcoming weekend, I'm back with another July Fourth inspired outfit… featuring one of my favorite comfortable dresses of all time. This embroidered dress is made of a jersey material which is really light and soft - perfect for the 100 degree temps we've been having lately in the south. I would totally wear this to watch fireworks in (maybe with different shoes though ;) Also - how cool is this wall behind me? Charlotte has a section of town called "NoDa" which is known for having a really artsy vibe and some amazing restaurants. And apparently some really cool, colorful walls!

What is everyone doing for the Fourth? (Hopefully everyone has Friday off too!) I'm heading down to the beach for a few days and can't wait :)

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Pineapples & Pink



pineapple tank (wearing size 0) // distressed jean shorts (sold out), similar here & here 

I love dressing up and wearing heels… but sometimes, it's nice to dress really casual and have some fun with your outfit. This look is definitely summer casual, and I just love the pops of color throughout! The pineapple tank and ripped shorts are the perfect casual combo, while the fuchsia Raybans (a Nordstrom exclusive!) are super fun and add the perfect pink touch to the outfit. This is something I'd wear after a summer day spent at the pool! 

P.S. The pineapple applique tank can also be dressed up - I love it with dark denim jeans and wedges. 

Did everyone have a good weekend? 

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Neons with Nordstrom Rack



Nordstrom Rack neon top // Nordstrom Rack embellished sandals

As you may know… I have a serious crush on neons right now. I stopped by Nordstrom Rack the other day and was ecstatic to see that they were stocked with a full selection of neon clothing! I simply couldn’t resist this top (the brand is Lush) because I don’t own anything in this color – it’s so bright in person, I don’t think photos can do it justice. I kept it casual with distressed white jeans and sandals. It would also be cute with denim jeans or shorts! Side note – Nordstrom Rack also just started carrying Kendra Scott and I also picked up a bracelet when I was in there. I have never seen Kendra Scott on sale before so this is a big deal!

Check out some more of my favorite neon items from Nordstrom Rack in the widget below.

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*Thanks to Nordstrom Rack for sponsoring this post