Monday, March 31, 2014

Three Cheers

Happy Monday, loves! I'm back for Day Four of my favorites from the Swoozies/ban.do collection... and since you know I'm obsessed with bags (#baglady), can I get three cheers for this canvas tote? This "Hooray" tote is too adorable not to love!

Cute look for summer
Sun hat & sunnies
Canvas tote available at Swoozie's!
Perfect spring look when the weather is still a little chilly
Kute n Klever necklace

I can't wait to take this tote to the Farmer's Market this summer and load it up with fresh fruits and veggies!
ban.do hooray canvas tote

I'm also loving this tote from the ban.do collection... bright pink heart and stripes equals perfection in my book.

ban.do striped heart tote

Agreed? Be sure to check back tomorrow for a really, really, really fun surprise!!! ;) Tomorrow is the last day of my favorites from the Swoozies/ban.do collection and we're going to end with a big bang!

On another note, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I took a trip to Winston Salem, NC, to celebrate a special birthday on Friday night, and then spent the next night with some friends for a fun bachelorette party in Greenville, SC. I had so much fun but this girl is EXHAUSTED (seven hours of driving in one weekend... whew). Can I just spend this Monday in bed, sleeping?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring in Your Step

How to style a chambray top for spring!

Happy Friday, loves! I am a little embarrassed to say that I bought my FIRST chambray shirt a few days ago. Yes, my first... I'm ashamed! Chambray tops are a closet staple because you can style them so many different ways. I'm loving this lighter wash chambray top because it's perfect for spring weather. A light spring scarf, a wicker bag (in the shape of a camera, no less) and some tortoise sunnies are all you need to complete this perfect weekend look. I want to wear this all weekend, reading a book in the sunshine and buying fresh flowers at the farmer's market.

I'll be styling my new chambray top on the blog next week so look out for it! How do you wear your chambray?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Power Trip

I'm back for day three of my favorites from the Swoozies & ban.do collection! Anyone who knows me in real life knows that my phone is ALWAYS DYING. Seriously. I can charge it all night, wake up and in just four hours the battery is already drained from me constantly being on it (I check Instagram and my email a lot - sorry I'm not sorry?). No lie, I keep a portable charger in my purse at all times... so I'm insanely happy that ban.do came out with the cutest portable charger in existence.


I wasn't lying when I said it was the cutest portable charger in existence!! This charger will never leave my side. Another item I'm loving is their cute wall and car chargers (which all come in one cute kit). 


I am slightly obsessed! Who knew technology could be this much fun?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Confessions of a Shopping Genius

Today I'm sharing with you some of the photos from the photo shoot with Nordstrom Rack! If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I took a trip to San Francisco earlier this month (along with a bunch of other bloggers) to meet the Nordstrom Rack team, learn about their brand and values, and to partner with them on their new campaign, "Confessions of a Shopping Genius." We also got to help them open up their newest SF store, which was a ton of fun! 

Kate Spade bag via Nordstrom Rack

While I was there, I also had the chance to meet some of the cutest bloggers. It was fun to talk fashion (and blogging) with them, because we all could relate to each other. Seriously, how cute are they?!

Cathy (Poor Little It Girl), Daniela (Nany's Klozet), Annabelle (Viva Luxury), me, Becky (Cella Jane)

I shared a little bit about my trip to San Francisco (including outfits) in this blog post. Not only did we get to help them open up the newest Nordstrom Rack in SF, but I have exciting news! Two more Nordstrom Rack stores will be opening soon in South Carolina and I can't wait to share all of the details with you. ;)

Be sure to follow Nordstrom Rack's instagram account to join in on the fun and use the hashtag #ShopGenius to show off your Nordstrom Rack goodies for a chance to be featured on their Instagram!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Brights

For the second day of my Swoozie's/ban.do collab (see the first post here!), I'm crushing on their cute cluches. They are double sided, with pretty metallic leather on one side and a complementary bright color on the other. They even have removable straps, making them incredibly versatile. 


How perfectly does the mermaid clutch go with this maxi dress from Page 6 Boutique? I love the pinwheel pattern in this dress - and those bright colors! And speaking of bright colors, ban.do's new collection is full of them. With neon pink accents and little gold "have fun" tags, these clutches and phone clutches are brilliant.

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three // four

Those little phone clutches (called "party pouches") are amazing. Which one is your favorite?!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Coffee Date


If you saw my post from earlier today, this is the outfit I wore on a coffee date (to one of my favorite places in Charlotte!). You can never go wrong with a classic white dress, but this one from Wild Souls steps it up a notch with gorgeous embroidered details. I am definitely bringing it with me to the beach this summer! 

Now on to the highlight of this outfit - in my opinion - this Valentino bag! Luxe DH sent me this beauty to style on my blog and I could NOT be more obsessed. This handbag is the nicest one I've ever carried - the leather is just unreal. Luxe DH is an online service for buying authentic, pre-owned luxury handbags and jewelry. They carry Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Celine, Balenciaga and more. If you are looking for an authentic designer bag but don't want to pay full retail price, you must check them out!! I am saving my pennies to purchase one of their gorgeous babies. 

Happy Monday, loves!

Introducing...

I'm so happy to tell you that something HUGE has come to Swoozie's... hugely fun, that is! Ban.do just released a new line of products and tech accessories that is available at your local Swoozie's store or online. For five days, I'll be sharing my favorite products with y'all... You will LOVE them. So let's get started!


First thing first, I am obsessed with all of ban.do's iPhone cases. I've had this striped case on my phone since Day One, toting it around with me for work and play. These photos were taken at my favorite coffee shop in Charlotte, Not Just Coffee (not only is their coffee the BEST, but the latte art is amazing too!). 

I rely on my phone for so much day-to-day, from instagramming to texting and tweeting. It's important to me that is my phone is protected but cute at the same time! Hot pink, hearts, stripes and metallics are the themes of these beautiful cases.

one // two // three // four
five // six // seven // eight

Aren't they the cutest? I die. Click the links above to shop the cases!

For all outfit details, check back later this morning for another fun post. ;)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ivy and Vine Pillows Giveaway


If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I love my turquoise greek key pillows from Ivy and Vine. The detailed stitching combined with the bright turquoise color... they are truly the centerpiece of my bedroom! Pretty much anything from Ivy and Vine I'm obsessed with - they offer a curated, eclectic mix of vintage, refurbished and custom furniture and accessories for the home. Anyways, the other day I posted this picture of my pillows, along with Prince George and some of my new ban.do goodies...


Many of y'all asked about the pillows... that's why I've teamed up with Ivy and Vine to give away a pair of these pillows to one lucky reader! They will be very similar to these pillows except the turquoise is a darker color. Trust me - if you don't win a pair of these babies, GO GET SOME. I am in love with mine. I'm also loving these cheetah pillows and these pink ones! You can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below:


Also - Ivy and Vine has a One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale coming up March 25! Below is a sampling of the custom pieces that will be online exclusively for the sale. We're talking lots of zebra, pink, cheetah and brass (as you can see below!).  So be sure to visit One Kings Lane on Tuesday to snatch up some gorgeous items.
And with that... happy Sunday, loves!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Here comes the sun...


Yesterday may have just been the first day of spring, but I am 100% ready for summer weather. Get me some sunshine and a body of water and I will be happy... no matter what! Even though 80 degree weather isn't quite here yet, I have all of my pool and beach essentials covered. That is preparation, y'all. First of all, I'm dying over this monogrammed sun hat and tumbler from Swoozie's! (You know my motto - if it's not moving, then monogram it.) I love this tumbler because it's actually a wine glass inside of a tumbler. I filled it up with water, but you can bet after a day on the beach it will be filled with wine/margaritas/daquiris/etc. ;) 

Secondly, I'm loving my blue and white striped beach bag from Hayden Reis. It's waterproof, which means I don't have to worry about the contents getting ruined inside! Not only that, but there are billions of pockets for all of my necessities - sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, books... you name it. I can't wait to pack it up for road trips and the beach! 

Finally... for a day in the sun, you must have two things: a cute bathing suit and a cute cover-up. The Orchid Boutique has THE PRETTIEST swimsuits I've ever seen. Not lying! I bought a L*Space swimsuit from them last year, and couldn't resist this one because of the ruffles. For a cute cover-up, I went with this gorgeous tunic from Hazel and Chic. I would totally wear this with jeans or leggings, but it also makes the perfect hippie chic cover-up for a day on the beach. I just love the stitching details!

Disclaimer: I am totally embarrassed to post pictures of me in a bathing suit on my blog. (Nobody likes seeing themselves in a bathing suit, right?) So be nice please!! And have a great Friday!