Friday, May 29, 2015

Electric Blue...

 Vince Camuto electric blue tank (comes in three colors) // white pants

Happy Friday, y'all! I wore this electric blue tank earlier in the week… I really wanted it to be the focal point of the outfit since the color is so bright, so I kept everything else pretty simple with my favorite white pants and nude heels. But the monogram necklace is a fabulous touch, don't you think? (It's the size 3XL on 16 inch chain for those asking!).

I hope everyone has a great weekend! xoxox


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Embroidered Tassel Top...

embroidered tassel top (it's neon in person) // white pants
Kendra Scott ring // MAC lipstick in "impassioned"

This top is pretty much made in heaven… embroidery, neon, tassels… I don't know how it can get much better! I wore it with white pants for a dressier look, but it would also be pretty with jeans, jean shorts or even white shorts in the summer. It's really comfy, which I love. Also - check out these white tassel earrings - if you follow me on snapchat you probably saw me obsessing over them yesterday. The tassels are made up of tiny beads, I've never seen smaller beads in my life. You'll probably be seeings them a lot from now on! ;)

On another note, I had my first pure barre class on Tuesday… and survived. However it was one of the toughest workout classes I've ever taken in my life! My muscles were shaking throughout and I had to ask myself several times, "How am I going to be able to make it through this entire workout?!" Yesterday I was so sore, I could barely get up out of bed. When I signed up for Tuesday's class, I went ahead and signed up for Thursday too (which was definitely a mistake - I am still really sore). So I'm headed to another class this morning… wish me luck because I am actually really scared how I'm going to make it HA! 


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Modern Summer Decorating…

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With summer just around the corner, it's time to refresh some of the pieces in your home (or outdoor patio!) to prepare for summer entertaining. I'm loving crisp white, reds and blues, rattan furniture and anything with palm fronds (like these cute bowls). Even just adding a few pieces around your home can make a big difference! Try switching out pillows, putting new place mats on the table or stringing up outdoor lights for a fresh look and feel.

Since moving into a new apartment, I've ordered most of my furniture/decor from One King's Lane. You've probably seen this blue patterned rug in a lot of my instagram photos - I'm a little obsessed! Not only do they have the best furniture and accessories, but everything is marked down - at all times. Whether you're adding a few new pieces or want to re-do an entire room, you definitely need to check them out!


*Thank you to One King's Lane for sponsoring this post

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Girl And the Sea

white midi dress, also love this one and I just added this one to my closet
If I was wearing shoes with it I would probably pick these :)

"The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure." - Cornelia Funke

Standing next to the ocean always puts life into perspective for me - it reminds me that I am small and the world is big. The possibilities of life seem endless… it makes me want to dream bigger and live better. And with every wave that crashes along the shore, it's as if the sea is saying everything will be okay. (Every year since I was born, my family has taken a trip to the North Carolina coast for one week out of the summer - It's this vacation that I look forward to more than anything else, no matter how old I get!)

Anyway, enough sappy talk about my love for the ocean. Y'all know I have a "thing" for white dresses and this midi dress is no exception. From the intricate details on the bodice to the delicate lace hem, I seriously don't know if there's a prettier white dress out there. I also want to point out that I usually find midi dresses unflattering since I'm on the shorter side (I'm 5'3) but somehow this one just works. I also just added this white midi dress to my closet and I love it as well!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day… and if you get a chance, please visit the ocean soon. xoxo


Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day + Outfit

Eileen Fisher pom pom scarf (now 40% off!!) // white tee (I sized up for an oversized look)
distressed white jeans (sold out) but I really like these and they're a great price

When the weather warms up, I always find myself reaching for really easy outfits - and nothing gets easier than a light summer scarf. The rest of your outfit can be as simple as you want, because a bright scarf really adds a feeling of "put togetherness" to your outfit. I love this one by Eileen Fisher because of the light blue color (once a Tarheel, always a Tarheel) and of course because of the cute pom poms! AND it's included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so it's 40% off today. Eileen Fisher makes a ton of really cute, high-quality scarves… you can tell that the material is lightweight but really nice and will last for years and years. Plus they are all really classic!

On another note, happy Memorial Day everyone! What are your plans for today? I hope you'll be relaxing by a pool or spending today with friends and family. I definitely plan to soak up some sun at my pool today!



*Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Cutest Bachelorette Party of All Time…

All from Swoozies

Last weekend, a group of us headed to Isle of Palms to celebrate my friend Melissa's bachelorette party…  it was seriously the perfect weekend! When we started to plan the decor, I immediately turned to Swoozie's because I knew I could count on them to have the cutest bachelorette and beach-themed goodies of all time. We decided to go with a pink and gold theme, but we also incorporated some cute beach accessories since the party was held at the beach. At the very beginning of the weekend, I had Melissa leave the condo while I set everything up… when she walked into the room, this is what she saw (below photo)!

There were definitely two big "hits" with the girls… first were these cute drinking buddies glass markers. I mean, what could be better than hot men you can bring along with you in your pocket?! We brought the men with us everywhere we went (they have names written across their swim trunks - mine was Brad) and even put them on our drinks at restaurants. Everyone loved them and they were a conversation starter everywhere we went! 

The second big "hit" was these cup holder drink spikers. Since Melissa is the bride she had the white spiker and the rest of the girls had the pink with white monogram. These things are seriously the best - they keep your drink from getting sandy plus they are just so darn CUTE!  

The entire weekend was a blast… one day we explored Charleston (we explored the battery, ate at King Street Grille and went shopping at all the boutiques on King Street) then spent the evening at Party at the Point in Mount Pleasant (a really fun beach party with live music!). The next day, we spent the entire day at the beach and then held Melissa's lingerie shower that night. If you are planning a bachelorette party and are looking for a place to stay, I highly recommend Wild Dunes Resort. We stayed at one of the condos (Lagoon Villas) and it was beautiful, offered plenty of space and was affordable too! Plus everything you need is within walking distance - the beach, pools, restaurants, ice cream, shops, etc.

A big thank you goes to Swoozie's for providing our bachelorette weekend goodies. If you are planning any sort of party you definitely have to check them out! xoxox

P.S. Check out my round-up of the best Memorial Day Sales here!