Monday, August 21, 2017

The Best Jeans for Fall









Happy Solar Eclipse Monday! Did you guys get to catch the action today!? I was working but our office stepped outside for a little bit to observe history in the making! Initially I didn't think I was going to be that interested in the Eclipse, however, I must admit it was pretty cool!

It's no secret that I love a good pair of jeans. But these my friends, are on another level good. This is my first pair of boyfriend jeans, ever. Shocking, I know. But at 5'8" with curves, I honestly did not think boyfriend jeans were going to be flattering on me. However, I saw these online at a few different retailers and couldn't resist the urge to try them while they were marked down to $58. To my surprise, they are hands down my favorite jeans for fall! They are a true "jean", so they don't have any stretch in them but they are much roomier than your traditional skinny jean. Shane said they look "comfy", if that helps describe the fit in any greater detail. I ordered a size 27 (pictured), and they fit perfectly everywhere, except the waist. Please note, I have to get almost all my pants taken in at the waist because as mentioned above, I'm curvy through the hips and rear. So this is nothing out of the ordinary. 

I ordered this sweater during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and have been waiting to post about it because it sold out immediately during the sale! Not to worry though, it's finally been restocked in all sizes and an additional color. I love the lattice back and bell sleeves, it adds a femine touch to an otherwise more masculine look. I also tucked the sweater in to give the outfit a little more shape! 

We spent the weekend in Asheville with Bailey Schwartz from Heres The Skinny and her husband. Thank you for all the reccomendations on places to eat and sight see! We had such a great time, and feel like we need to make another trip to tackle some of the other reccomendations we didn't make it to this go around, including Curate! 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

$52 Off The Shoulder Floral Romper








Hi friends! I wish you could insert emoji's into blogposts like you can in text messages, because I really wanted to insert the waving hand to say hello (haha)! I apologize for being a little MIA with my posts last week. Things were crazy busy between work, wedding planning, time for a social life etc. But, I'm back and today I'm talking about the cutest off the shoulder romper from Red Dress Boutique. If you haven't heard of RDB, you need to check it out. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite online boutiques (they didn't pay me to write this post, it's my honest opinion)! My sister actually asked me this weekend for a few online boutique reccomendations, and this was the first one on my list. I'm always on the hunt for quality pieces at affordable price points. Don't get me wrong, I love a good splurge occasionally, but in all reality most of us aren't made of endless amounts of money so affordable pieces are key. 

With fall quickly approaching, I'm making a shift towards "transitional" pieces - items that I can wear now, and later. For instance, right now I'd wear the romper as pictured. However, come fall I could easily throw a blush cardigan or duster over it and add booties to compensate for the cooler temperatures. Not to mention, florals are a big trend this fall! It's great quality and only $52. I actually rounded up some of my favorite transitional items to carry you into fall here

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent some time at the PGA Championship Friday, went to Winston Salem on Saturday with my girlfriend Bailey, and had friends over for dinner last night! Eventful weekend to say the least, but I'm blessed to be surrounded by such a wide variety of amazing people. And I know it's only Monday, but I'm already thinking about the weekend because we are headed somewhere super fun with another couple! Stay tuned.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Carbon38 Sayang Collection









There's nothing like waking up on a Monday to a terrential downpour outside, am I right!? That type of weather always makes me want to stay curled up in bed. So needless to say, I didn't make it to the gym this morning. Womp, womp. However, I do want to share this athletic gear with you because it is the bomb.com!

I've always been an avid fan of Carbon38 because they carry so many different brands of athletic wear outside of their own label. So when they approached me about the new Sayang Collection they were getting ready to launch, I was really excited to try it out! If you're looking for some serious fitness inspo, I highly reccommend checking out the coordinating lookbook via the link in my previous sentence. I was blown away by the intricate details on each piece, and the fact that you could easily recognize the thought that went into creating this collection. When I was growing up, you used to be able to find unique stores and clothing in different cities. Now, I feel like you see a lot of the same articles of clothing at each retailer across the US. So, I'm always on the hunt for those "special" items. Things that are unique, functional, and great quality. Something else I've learned to appreciate over time, is clothing with a meaning. Sayang actually means "love" in Bahasa, Indonesia and each panel is hand woven with braids or knots. With fall on the horizon, the earth toned inspired color palette also has me ready for cooler days! With that being said, I'd love to add this piece to my look to throw on over the top until I get to my workout. I have this weird thing where I can't leave the house without a zip up jacket, or pullover on if it's early in the AM, even mid summer. Anyone else do that? I think it has to do with the fact that it's not light out yet, and my body feels like it still needs to be in bed, ha! Long story short, the entire collection is worth every penny. I have both the beige and black pieces, and they're great quality! They fit TTS (I decided I liked the Medium better in the bottoms), the material is thick, and unlike a few other brands I've tried - this collection is not see through! 

I hope you guys had a great start to the week! 

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Last Chance Nordstrom Sale Finds

Good Morning! Today is the last day to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Sad day, I know! But, there are still lots of great items left in stock. These are items Nordstrom will have in the fall at full price. Last year I hesitated on a few items, and ended up purchasing them after the sale in the fall anyway. I was sorry I didn't buy them when they were discounted, so today I am rounding up some of my favorite purchases from this year that are still in stock


Madewell Ryder Cardigan // Still Available in Navy


Vince Camuto Karinta Block Heel Bootie // Available in all sizes - 3 color options


Chelsea28 Lace Yoke Tank // Available in Medium


Dolce Vita Hendrix Studded Sandal // Available in all sizes, two color options




Vince Camuto Split Shaft Bootie // Available in all sizes, 3 color options


Lush Cold Shoulder Top // Available in all sizes, 4 color options



Vince Camuto Madolee OTK Boot // Available in all sizes, 4 color options


Sam Edelman Camelia Tall Boot // Available in black and grey


Halogen Long Open Front Cardigan // Available in red and grey


Sam Edelman Tia Genuine Calf Hair Pump // Available in all sizes


Steve Madden Tito Sandal // Available in all sizes, 3 color options


Zella Live In Leggings // Available in XXS, L, XL


Spanx Faux Leather leggings // Available in M, L, and XL

I hope everyone has a great Sunday Funday! If you don't see your size in something, they have been restocking different sizes in almost everything throughout the day, so check back every so often and you may just get lucky!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Cropped Jumpsuit










Talk about the most comfortable piece of clothing in my closet! I love this jumper, and how easy is it to only have to worry about one piece of clothing? That's honestly my favorite part about wearing what Shane likes to call a "onesie". I've worn this on a few occasions throughout the summer, one being to an engagement party (pictured here), and the other in Charleston for a girls weekend with my mom and sister! It's made out of a jersey knit fabric, so it's super soft and stretchy and easy to dress up or down. Comfort level is definitely on 100 in this bad boy! If you haven't checked out any of Clayton's products, I highly recommend them. They're normally super stylish, yet very comfortable and most of the items are at affordable price points. I've got my eye on this and this for Fall! I also featured some of their items in this blog post earlier this year, in case you missed it. My shoes are unfortunately discontinued, they were a dupe for a pair of Valentino's from Target! You may be able to check your local store for them, however they just removed them off the website (insert sad face emoji). 

I'm so happy it's Friday! I've struggled waking up all week, so I'm really looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. I'm hoping Shane and I can catch a good date night together somewhere! I'm also thinking about doing a closet sale on Instagram, would you guys be interested in that?!

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