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Styling Gingham




Happy May Everyone!


It may still be spring, but it is certainly starting to feel like summer in the Carolinas! The weather is getting warmer as each day passes, which means that it is time to pull out the shorts, skirts, and dresses!

This two piece set from Zara is perfect for those hot summer days!
It would be a lovely look to wear to a picnic with your girls, or even on a date night with your man!

I felt like a modern day (southern) Belle wearing this ensemble, and
I don't know about you all, but I am loving yellow and gingham this season.

If yellow is a little too bright for your taste, this set also comes in navy, which is perfect for the neutral girl, and did I mention that the top and skirt set is only $50? What can be better than that?

I styled it with a pair of comfy wedges and minimal jewelry to keep this look simple and sweet, but I think it would also look nice with a pair of studded sandals or strappy heels.

Stay tuned for more summer looks, and I hope you all have a lovely week!

A Weekend in Charleston
















Hello lovelies!

My boyfriend and I recently made a weekend trip to Charleston and had such an amazing time together, so I thought I would put together a weekend travel guide for you all!

Charleston is one of those picturesque, magical places that provides inspiration around every turn. 
During the spring the city is filled with vibrant, blooming flowers, and every street and alleyway leaves something beautiful to be discovered.

It is also the perfect place to escape to if you are looking for a quick, yet gorgeous, weekend getaway. 
While we were not able to experience all that Charleston has to offer, we were still able to do a lot of sightseeing, eat good food (probably too much), and enjoy all of the beauty that is Charleston!

One of the great things about Charleston is that it is a city that is easily walkable by foot. For those of you who prefer a different method of transportation, there are other options available, such as historic carriage tours or bike rentals that make exploring the city a bit more memorable.

If it is your first time visiting the city, I would highly recommend taking a carriage tour in order to learn about the history of Charleston, but my all time favorite mode of transport for exploring is by bike!

While sightseeing, the colorful buildings and ornate wrought-iron gates provide picturesque spots for photo opportunities (for those of you who are as Instagram obsessed as I am haha). Be sure to check out the colorful Rainbow Row to snap a few pictures, and then head along to The Battery to take a relaxing walk by the water. If you have more time, Charleston also has a great variety of historic homes, museums and plantations to explore, which really brings the southern history to life!



Hotel:

During our trip we stayed at the Renaissance Hotel. The hotel itself is a luxury filled with modern art and decor (and bunny wallpaper - who wouldn't want that?), and it is also in the perfect location for exploring the city! Within a couple of minutes you will find yourself on King Street, which is the hot spot for all of the shoppers out there, and it is an easy walk to all of the best restaurants, coffee shops and the famous Charleston City Market.



Food:

For brunch, we visited the famous Poogan's Porch where we sat by the cute and cozy fireplace and ate traditional southern style dishes, such as chicken and waffles, biscuits with gravy, macaroni and cheese, and shrimp and grits. Needless to say I was glad we had a full day of bike riding ahead of us!

For dinner we ate at Eli's Table, which was probably one of the best overall dining experiences I have ever had. It just so happened to be ladies' night when we dined there, so every lady was presented with a fresh rose, and they provided every couple with complimentary champagne. The staff was friendly, the service was incredible, and the shrimp and grits were the best I have ever tasted!

For the doughnut lovers out there, be sure to check out Glazed Doughnuts! They have a variety of unique favors, such as maple bacon and lemon poppyseed, and who doesn't love a good doughnut?



I hope you all enjoyed reading about some of my favorite places in Charleston, and I hope you get a chance to experience this beautiful, historic city, even if only for a weekend!
If you have been to Charleston, leave a comment down below telling me about some of your favorite places and restaurants!


The Striped Shirt Dress



Shirt Dress // Wedges, similar herehere & here // Sunglasses // Choker // Watch // Bangle 


Happy Wednesday loves!

I hope you all are having a fabulous week, and if not, at least we're halfway through!

I wanted to share this striped shirtdress with you all because I am currently in love with it!
A shirt dress is so easy to just throw on, while still managing to look cute and put together!
I styled it with a pair of wedges, but it could also be styled with a pair of strappy heels for a date night look, or with a pair of sneakers or sandals for a casual daytime look.

The red, white and blue colors really pop, so you can easily make a statement without wearing anything too outlandish or uncomfortable. Add some pretty jewelry and a pair of sunglasses, and you are all set for a pretty spring day!

Enjoy the rest of your week friends and comment below telling me how you would style this shirt dress!

My Favorite Top For Spring



Top, similar options Here and Here  // Jeans, similar Here and Here // Neck Scarf // Espadrilles, similar HereHere and Here // Sunglasses


Spring is finally here everyone, which means it is time to pack away our chunky sweaters and boots and pull out our spring blouses and sandals!

This top from Zara is my new favorite item in my wardrobe. Seriously. If I could pick one item of clothing to wear throughout the entire spring season it would be this top. All of the feminine attributes make this top truly unique, and look at how beautiful and detailed the sleeves are! 

I love how pretty I feel while wearing this top, and it can be styled simply with skinny jeans and espadrilles for an effortless casual look, or paired with a midi skirt and heels to dress it up for a date night. The top really speaks for itself, but I had a little bit of fun and styled it with a polka dot neck scarf and cat eye sunglasses for an added flare. 

I would love to know some of your spring favorites too! 
Leave a comment down below telling me what your wardrobe essentials are for spring!

Springing For Accessories




Spring has sprung here in Charlotte!

The grey skies are gone and the colorful blooms are here, which has inspired me to spend a little more time outdoors, and of course do a little bit of spring shopping! 

As the weather transitions from winter's chill to spring's inviting warmth, I find that it is always best to put heavy coats to rest, and start wearing more versatile pieces such as a light sweater.

A light sweater will keep you warm enough on the cooler spring days, while not making you too hot if the sun decides to peak out. And if you're like me, in order to make these transitional sweaters a little more interesting, adding fun accessories can really complete an otherwise plain outfit.

This unique watch from JORD Wood Watches is the perfect accessory to add to your spring wardrobe. Its wood design is perfect for this time of year as nature starts to reveal itself with full blooms and sunny skies. 

I particularly love this Golden Camphor & Khaki watch because the dark colors add a nice dramatic pop to my standard neutral outfits, while not looking excessive or tacky.

The awesome thing about Jord Wood Watches is that they are completely customizable with your personal wrist measurement and engraving options!

Now for the best part! 

Jord Wood Watches has partnered with me to give one of you the opportunity to win a $100 gift code, and EVERY person that enters will receive a $25 gift code to go towards your purchase! All you have to do is click HERE and fill out the form to enter! 

The contest ends On March 19th, so now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity and enter for your chance to win!

Best of luck lovely ladies! I hope you love this watch as much as I do!


Wooden Wristwatch

The New Classic





Top, similar here // Skirt // Sunglasses // Shoes


There are certain things that provide me with an extra boost of confidence as I prepare for the day, and one of those things is dressing in an outfit that I feel beautiful in. 

Finding an outfit that flatters your unique body shape will make all the difference in how you feel in your clothes, and others will notice too as you strut around around with a little pep in your step!

 This outfit is inspired by a classic look that never seems to go out of style, and for good reason - it manages to flatter every body shape! 

A-line skirts cinch in at the skinniest part of the waist, while flaring out towards the bottom, which accentuates your beautiful body shape while hiding those bumps, nooks and crannies we may not wish to expose (haha)!

Classic icons, such as Audrey Hepburn, were frequently seen wearing a similar ensemble, but the sparkle on this midi-skirt gives the classic look a fun, modern twist. 

I decided to let the skirt do all of the talking by pairing it with a high-neck, long sleeved top, and a pair of black slingback heels to keep the look simple and chic!

Leave a comment down below telling me what outfit ensemble gives you that extra boost of confidence!

A Simple & Sweet Valentine's Day Look




Top // Skirt, similar here // Sunglasses // Shoes, similar here


Happy Wednesday Friends!

I can't believe that the first month of the New Year has already passed, and that February is already here! 

With New Year resolutions spiraling in my head, there were so many goals I aspired to accomplish in January that, well, didn't even receive a second glance. 

Thankfully, I have eleven more months to achieve these goals, and maybe February's romanticism will give me the inspiration I need (haha)!


With February comes Valentine's Day, and I don't know about you, but I always use this holiday as a reason to pull out the pink clothes and dress up! 


This feminine, ruffle blouse is the newest addition to my wardrobe and I must say that I am smitten! It pairs nicely with skirts and heels, or even a pair of skinny jeans and loafers. The blush pink, polka dots and ruffles add a lovely feminine flair to any outfit, which allows you to look dressed up without even trying! 

For my Valentine's outfit, I paired it with a flowing midi skirt and a pair of slingback heels, which kept the outfit comfortable, while still looking polished and chic. 

I hope you all like it as much as I do, and I would love to know what you are wearing this Valentine's Day!
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