Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear (Oh, and a COAT)

Aqua Teddy Bear Coat / Free People Leather Skirt / Lisi Lerch Earring /

White Tee/ Botkier Fringe Crossbody / Halogen ‘Noble’ Boot  (30% off)

Blow the Belt ‘Bri Bri Belt’

Happy Monday loves! Today I am heading south to Dallas, TX with my mom and sister for Dallas Market for my sister’s clothing line, Anna Cate Collection, which will be available Spring/Summer 2017! I am soon excited about this trip and sad to be leaving my husband for a whole week, but it should be a BLAST! I am super excited to see Dallas! I have only heard amazing things and I am also getting the chance to meet my RewardStyle team (liketoknow.it) Tuesday! I can’t wait to see their headquarters! From what I hear Dallas is all about fashion and I can’t wait to see everything and hopefully get to explore the city a little! I am planning to meet two of my favorite bloggers, so stay tuned to Instagram to see who they are 🙂  This week may be a little slower on the blog due to travel, but I wanted to leave you all with an outfit perfect for cooler temperatures we are FINALLY experiencing here in NC (HALLELUJAH!!!)  This coat is one that I am going to be wearing often because it is like wearing a fuzzy blanket that doesn’t shed!! This coat is by Aqua from Bloomingdales and it is so cute and fun!  I paired this first look with the jacket with the faux leather Free People ‘Oh Snap’ skirt that I am WEARING OUT hahaha!Read More

Saturday Pumpkin Patch Look

Schutz Barnes Boot / J Brand Jeans/ Sanctuary Olive ‘Hanna’ Sweater (only $59 and comes in MANY COLORS)

Tribal Scarf Botkier ‘Clinton’ Fringe Crossbody / Lisi Lerch Earring

Happy ONE WEEK away from Halloween!! I am spending today doing makeup for one of my great friends, Dade for her wedding and I am soon excited! Before I head out, I wanted to share with you all this Fall ready look as well as maybe a little pumpkin patch inspiration for today if you don’t already have plans 🙂  Side Note: I have stopped by this pumpkin stand in North Hills 3 times this month, to be honest 2 of those times I got pumpkins and this time you see above was just to photo a Fall look! I am on a name to name basis with the sweet girl who works there, so if you all have not stopped by, they have the cutest spot and the BEST pumpkins in North Hills 😉

My outfit today is comfy casual!! I LOVEEE burnt orange and olive green for Fall! Both of these colors just look good on most every skin tone and hair color! Burnt orange is making a huge come back this season and I love it in details, like this Aztec printed scarf that’s only $29! I actually got this scarf last year and Nordstrom brought it back for the second year because it was so great and amazing quality! I paired it with my mom’s Sanctuary Clothing Sweater that is ONLY $59!! Read More

Fall Ready: Lace-up Sweaters Look for More & Less


Lace-up Sweater (Pumpkin Patch) / 525 Sweater (Cupcake Shop) / AG 10 Years Distressed Jeans

Joie Dalton Bootie / Vince Camuto ‘Bodell’ Pump (Under $100 ON SALE)/ Daniel Wellington Classic Black Watch (15% OFF CODE: HOLLYDAY)

525 Fur Vest (mentioned)

Happy Tuesday, ya’ll!! Who else feels like this month is seriously FLYING BY!! I don’t know if it is because I am so busy with work and home, but I feel like I can’t catch my breath DAILY and then when I do get a second to stop and thin and my bliss is interrupted with a new task needing to be done.  I don’t know if it is because I am getting older, but I just want a day to STOP LIFE and enjoy the leaves falling, the crisp morning with my coffee and just sit on my porch in the swing! I honestly did not sit down today to say any of this, but I just wanted two seconds to decompress… Am I the only one?!?! Please tell me “NO” (hahahah).  Anyway with the Fall in full force and the leaves changing, I did decide to spend today’s post sharing one of my favorite trends this season:   LACE-UPs! Not only are lace-up sweaters HUGE, but lace up pants and shoes as well! Today I wanted to share two sweaters that were a BIG hit on my Instagram and I had multiple texts about where to find! So today I am sharing one lace-up sweater Under $50 and the other is Under $200.  The price difference is quite shocking I know, but both sweaters have their benefits and I own both 😉  The first sweater I am going to share is more affordable version and it is the ChicWish Lace-up Sweater.  I have blogged a few amazing tops from ChicWish and they are wonderful! This company does expensive pieces at affordable prices and they do it WELL! If you are wanting the look that wears and photos similar this one is for YOU!! The other sweater is the 525 lace-up sweater.  This sweater is ribbed, fits amazing to the body (runs a little small) so go up a size, but the form and fit are unmatched! The ChicWish sweater is longer and more full on the body where this one is shorter and more fitted! I love both! The ChicWish can be worn with leggings and this one can not without showing your butt.  525 is a brand that has always done fur vests and sweaters and they DO IT WELL!! To be honest, 525 is my go-to for all sweaters! Their price point is a little higher, but it is a sweater that you will carry from season so season! I have had one of their fur vests for 3 years and it still looks as good as the day I purchased it! So, you can’t go wrong with either! If you are a trendy shopper and like to have the look for less and still be getting a great sweater, go for the ChicWish one.  If you want a longer lasting more fitted structured sweater go with the 525 sweater! I could not make the choice and that is how I ended up with BOTH 🙂Read More


Happy Friday, babes! So I know this week I have been alerting you all about the ShopBop sale, but it’s the BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR for them and with up to 30% off using code: MAINEVENT16 , it’s the perfect time to SAVE on Christmas gifts for yourself or for others! I have done another quick shippable boutique with some of my favorites! So here are my top picks!!

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Ok, y’all so SHOPBOP is not of my absolute FAVORITE RETAILERS and they started their BIGGEST SALE OF THE SEASON TODAY!! So in honor, I have searched the website high and low for my favorite pieces and tried to be super price conscious with most all items Under $300! I spent a few hours on this to make sure I had pieces and things that would interest all of you! It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR to go ahead and be thinking of CHRISTMAS gifts, so I have also put lots of options in there for you! So without further ado, shop the boutique below or check out the Shopbop Sale Tab on the website for even more options! Don’t forget to use code: MAINEVENT16 at checkout and save a minimum of 25%! Happy HUMP DAY!!!

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The Comfiest Long Sleeve by LNA

LNA Cold Shoulder Long Sleeve / Free People Faux Leather Skirt / B-Low the Belt Bri-Bri Belt

Chloe Marcie Bag/ Laura Grove Gold Bracelet / Choker (Similar) / Halogen Noble Boot

Happy Tuesday babes!! So this past week I was in Atlanta at America’s Market helping rep. my sister’s clothing line, Anna Cate Collection that will be hitting retailers Spring/Summer 2017! It was so much fun getting to meet other designers that I have worked with through blogging as well as retailers who I have connected with “socially.”  I am still blown away by the power of social media and how it can connect us all with people from across the world we would in no way have means to communicate with/meet any other way!  There are days I think social media has taken the place of face to face contact (which it has), but there is also a side to it which is so beautiful and allows us to share in so many great moments! I think that is why social media is continually growing and becoming the form of communication for not only individuals, but also businesses.  

Today’s blog post is recapping a look I wore to a quick date with Atlanta blogger, Taylor Brandenburg (@tay_brandenburg on Insta).  I love meeting bloggers in the cities I travel to and Taylor was such a doll to meet me and we went and had a macaron date at Le Macaron in Downtown Atalnta! Ya’ll the macarons were sooooo incredible! I got an assortment of flavors and my favorite was the coconut!! Not only were the macarons DELICIOUS, but the shop was ADORABLE and was a taste of what I assume a French bakery looks like! To the bakery I wore the softest shirt that I honestly wore three times that week by brand, LNA!  This tee is the AJ Long Sleeve Top and it goes with everything! This top reminds me of a 90’s ribbed top I used to have as a middle schooler, but with the added cold shoulder and updated feminine flair for the 2000’s! I know I have said it recently, but 90’s fashion IS BACK with cleaner lines and updated tweeks, but everything I remember when I was young that the, “cool kids,” were wearing is BACK! I of course paired this top with a choker! I got this choker in California, but I have linked a similar one here!  I promise one day I will quit wearing the choker, but I’m still OBSESSED!Read More

Friday Favs

Happy Friyay, ya’ll! I am here in Atlanta showing my sister’s clothing line, Anna Cate Collection which will be available at the beginning of the year for Spring/Summer and I can’t wait to share it with you all! I even have a piece just for my followers and to say I am excited to share it, is an understatement! So with the days being crazy, I wanted to do a quick blog post on my Friday Favorites by creating a quick shoppable boutique with some Fall obsessions I have! I hope you all enjoy and Happy Weekend!

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The Perfect Fall/Winter Jacket

Bernardo Packable Down Puffer / AG 10 years distressed denim / Joie ‘Dalton’Bootie

Today I am up early to start the day in Atlanta with my mom and sister! We are headed to Atlanta Apparel Market to set up for her very first clothing line showing, Anna Cate Collection, to retailers and we are super excited and nervous (or at least I am, I have never done this before 🙂 ) With that said, I wanted to start the day off with a post about a coat that you can buy now, wear on cool nights and it is a staple piece that will carry through this season and WINTER! Not only is it a great time to start thinking about cooler temps, but this coat is actually ON SALE right now as well! Let me introduce you to the perfect quilted puffer coat by Bernardo Outerwear the Packable Down Jacket! This jacket is super comfy, lightweight and WARM!! I did take these photos this week and boy was I hot drinking my pumpkin spice latte and literally DREAMING of COLD WEATHER hahaha (it was 80 degrees). However, I HAD to get this look up so you al could take advantage of the SALE going on now! I love how this jacket is moveable and doesn’t make me feel like a giant puffy marshmallow walking around, it does actually come in on the sides and give the illusion of a waist, which lets be honest most puffers don’t! This one is so moveable and lightweight and is the perfect travel coat!Read More

The Sweater for ALL of Your Fall Needs & More

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Free People Crisscross Sweater (on SALE) / AG 10 Years Distressed Denim / Steve Madden Claara

Sanctuary Camo Jeans / Joie Dalton Bootie

October always has me dreaming of sweaters, scarves, jeans and boots! Unfortunately, here in NC we are lucky to get cooler temperature in November, but never fear I will have you ready for cooler weather when it does finally arrive with this amazing Free People Crisscross Sweater!  I have been waiting to share this post because this sweater kept selling out in the gold color and it is still sold out everywhere, but the retailer I linked above! Not only did I find this color, but it is ALSO ON SALE Under $100 which is an added TREAT with NO TRICK! I have already worn this sweater multiple times and every time I do so many people stop to ask where I got it! I am happy to also say, this sweater comes in MANY Fall colors including the beautiful wine color that looks great on everyone! I have linked the other colors here!Read More

All Black & A Little Edge for October

Donna Morgan Dress / Daniel Wellington Sheffield (Shop the Classic Black Collection early and get 15% off with Code: Hollyday)

  B-Low The Belt / Halogen Noble Boot  / Chloe Marcie Bag  /Similar Chloe Black Bag (Under $100)

Happy October and Monday everyone! I hope you all had a GREAT weekend. I did makeup for one of my great friends from college and had a blast being a part of her BIG DAY! I am headed to Atlanta Georgia this week with my sister and mom to market to promote and launch my sister’s new clothing line, Anna Cate Collection, which I am pumped to share with you all soon and there is even a special piece JUST FOR YOU ALL!! Today’s post, however, is showcasing one of my all time favorite designers, Donna Morgan! This dress is everything you need for your Fall work wardrobe and it is the Lyla Leather Piping Shift Dress.  This beauty is so comfortable and the pattern is so fun! I love the mixture of the classic black and white look, but with added edge thanks to the leather piping details!  I am a HUGE fan of faux leather accents everywhere for Fall and Winter and I thought this was the perfect addition to this dress!Read More