Happy Tuesday babes! So today I am headed to Dallas, TX with my mom and sister for Dallas Apparel Market for my sister, Anna Cate Collection’s line! Her clothing line hits retailers February so I can’t wait to share her amazing pieces with you all! Today’s post is all about Valentine’s Day coming up and THE PERFECT JUMPSUIT! I actually got this jumpsuit last year for Valentine’s Day and it was so popular they brought it back for year 2! This is the Adelyn Rae Jumpsuit at Nordstrom! While linking up this bright red version I saw they have added it in 5 more colors here. This jumpsuit fits like a glove! I am wearing a size small and I am a US4 and size 27 jeans and it fits amazing! I am also 5′ 9″ and the legs are a tiny but short, but totally fine with heels so it should fit the average height in length as well! The neckline and color make this jumpsuit! Ever since I was in middle school there was nothing prettier to me than a sweetheart neckline! I even chose this shape for my wedding dress almost 8 years ago hahaha. Universally, strapless pieces look good on so many figures because it shows the neckline and comes up around the underarm area where most of us don’t like to accentuate. This jumpsuit also comes in a version with a fun extra neckline detail added so I have linked it here for you all as well!Read More
Ok, so I know I know, it’s a MONDAY at the end of January so why all the colorful resort looks?!?! Because I am stir crazy for SPRING, warmer weather and trips to the beach and beyond! With that said, I thought it was crazy that one of the top selling items in January was Resort-Wear, but I get it now! For me, I like to go ahead a buy a few things each month leading up to March and April so I am not bing buying; I consider it “BUDGETING” hahahah! A lot of us get money or return items from Christmas and don’t want to buy anything else, so I save up for all the colorful things about to come out! Having a birthday at Christmas also lends to me wanting to save up to have a “SPLURGE” day in the warmer months. With that said most everyone has some sort of Spring Break that comes in March or April and I wanted to help you get a jump start on some of the trends you will be seeing in the coming months! So here is what is TRENDING SPRING 2017:Read More
Happy Friday, loves! So I know Valentine’s Day is a month away, but I had to share a Valentine inspired look that I know will sell out fast! This top the moment I saw it stole my heart and the price tag of $59 made it a must have and most likely in other colors as well! This top is the Endless Rose Louvre Top in red. Two of this years hottest trends are detailing like the lace around the neck and shoulder along with STATEMENT SLEEVES! I’m sure you all remember all the fun ruffle sleeve tops and sweaters this past Fall, well the trend is continuing and STRONG into Spring with blouses and sweaters! I paired this look with the fringe jeans I pretty much can’t take off and you all may be tired of seeing (so sorry!). However, these 3×1 Straight Crop Fringe Jeans are everything! This style does come in a few different washes and this denim pair are next on my list here!Read More
Happy “Workout Wednesday” ladies! I feel like many of us had the New Years Resolution to workout, but lets face it, sometimes it’s so hard to make the time to make it to the gym or to class! I have the luxury of having a phenomenal studio within 5 miles of my house that I have been going to for 3 years now and it truly is the best part of my day! My workout time is my time to fully unplug and enjoy “me-time!” I go to pilates 3-5 times per week and have seen incredible results not only in my physique, but also in my strength and mind! The studio I attend is Pilates Barre Extreme in the Wakefield Commons Shopping Center in Wake Forest! What I love about this studio is every instructor is super sweet, but they work you and PUSH YOU to BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE! I’m the person who if I am paying to go to workout I want to work hard! My husband has even come to a few classes and he can testify to how hard it is for ANYONE! With that said, if you ever have a chance stop in and meet owner, Libby, or any of the amazing instructors and try out a class; it is totally worth your while! Also, they recently launched an online boutique with some pretty amazing gear so I have linked to that as well HERE!Read More
Happy Monday ya’ll!! So last week I shared a peek into my office! That very day my rug came in, so I had to share it with you all! My rug is from Rugs USA! I searched and searched for a white fluffy rug for weeks! I went shopping in stores and online, but either they were not white or they didn’t have the soft texture I was looking for! I found this silky shiny white rug and knew I had to have it! Not only that, but it was ON MAJOR SALE!!! Finding a good quality rug Under $200 for a 5×8 is HARD and this one truly is an amazing piece for your money! Just for you all, I am partnering with Rugs USA to offer 15% OFF in addition to the already reduced price with code: MAKETODAY! I put this rug in my office under my coffee table and it completely softened the look and made it more cozy! There was another rug that I contemplated this Bermuda Easy Shag Rug, but the grey tones weren’t quite right for my space, but I equally loved it so I wanted to link to it in case it would fit your space! Rugs USA is running 70% off a lot of rugs right now so while we are all stuck inside with this cold weather, it’s a great time to update our rooms we are “living” in!Read More
Photos: Carrie Gilliam Photography
Home is Where the Heart Is; This Statement is so true for me! No matter where I travel to, I am always ready to come back home! Today I wanted to share a small corner of my newly updated office space! I will be sharing more of the renovation when it is complete, but today’s post is how I made this space feel “homey” with blush and gold accessories! When my husband and I moved into our home there was a ladies office already there with lots of build in cabinetry which was not my personal taste. The color of the cabinets were almost a white blush and the walls were almost a watermelon color. After a couple years not using the space, I decided it was time to update! The built in cabinets and desk were nice and to conserve it didn’t make sense to pull them out, so instead I decided to change the wall color to a clean white tone with a hint of pink to blend. I am a huge fan of blush and gold and I decided that would become my new color palette!
Nordstrom has a HUGE sale right after Christmas and this year they incorporated HOME! I was so excited when I stumbled upon these pillows! My sofa was one that we already had and I just moved it into the space and decided to add my ‘touch’ with pillows (a way more affordable option 😉 ). The square pillows are the Fae Accent Pillow, the Mira Accent Pillow, & furry one is the Sumptuos Faux Fur Pillow . The faux fur pillow was sold out last night in the blush so I have also linked a similar style in the same color and it is the Cuddle Up Faux Fur Pillow. I LOVE faux fur and I think it softens a look and makes it look so cozy and inviting! I accessorized the sofa with a white faux fur throw I have had, but here is a very similar one the Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw.Read More
It’s been waitin’ for you
Sara Logan Photography
Happy Tuesday, loves! Today I woke up late (jet lag and lack of sleep) in my own bed felt soooo good! I was supposed to be home Sunday night and then my flight from New York got delayed until yesterday afternoon and then I sat on the runway for 40 minutes while they de-iced the runway for us to get off! Either way, I’M BACK!!! I love home, I love traveling too, but there is NOTHING like coming HOME! Today I wanted to share this amazing burgundy and black look with you all because this top is versatile and Under $40!! This top is one of my favorites and the color is incredible!! This top has the prettiest the bow on it and can be dressed up or down! It ties at the waist so it can fit all body types, but cinches at the smallest part of your body! Now moving on to these pants!! These pants need their own post! I DIED and FELL IN IT, when I discovered them! I will admit, when I first opened these and put them on I was curious about the fit around my thighs because they are not that super stretchy skinny jean material. However, once I started walking around in them I fell in LOVE! They are AMAZING!Read More
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Sofia Crossbody (ON SALE)
Happy Thursday, loves! Yesterday morning I left my workout and was listening to one of my favorite radio stations and typically when it comes to, “pop news” I change the channel, but for some reason I kept it on and the announcer was talking about the hashtag that was trending hard on Twitter right now and that is, #awordthatIloveis …. I did a little research and I can’t figure out where this hashtag originated, nor can other people! I think it’s a fitting hashtag for the New Year no matter what the purpose of it was originally! I decided that it would be awesome to start this year with a word that I LOVE and that I hope to use as a tool to keep me motivated and on track in the New Year and that word is: ENCOURAGE!! According to Webster’s Dictionary ENCOURAGE means to INSPIRE with COURAGE, SPIRIT, or HOPE.
INSPIRE, that word alone is what I hope to do each day through this blog! I hope to inspire not only, you all but myself to be the best we can be!
The definition says to Inspire with COURAGE! I hope that each day I can help give each of you courage to step out and take fashion risks, travel to places you have never been and to be who God created you to be! We each have talents/abilities that are unique to us, we just have to use them!Read More
Happy Wednesday! I am so thankful the rain has ended and the temps are comfortable today in NC with the high being 60! I have mentioned in the past that I am part of the Junior League of Raleigh, which is such an amazing organization that gives back in so many ways! Every 4 years the Junior League has the pleasure of hosting the Inaugural Ball for the new governor of our amazing state! This is one of the most prized positions within the league, to work on this event and be a part of creating a night to remember! As many may know, this event is black tie and SUPER elegant! Here are some fun facts about the Junior League & how/when they began hosting this amazing event:
● The Junior League of Raleigh is the only Junior League in the country to host an Inaugural
Ball, an honor we have had since 1933 when we hosted Governor J.C. Ehringhaus’ Ball.
● The Junior League of Raleigh formally asks both gubernatorial candidates for the privilege of
hosting the Inaugural Ball after the May primaries.
● It takes a team of four Co-chairs, 90 committee members, 300 volunteers and thousands of
volunteer hours to organize and execute the Inaugural Ball.
● All proceeds from the nonpartisan Inaugural Ball events go back to the community through the
Junior League of Raleigh. Past Inaugural Balls have benefited SAFEchild, Communities In
Schools of North Carolina, Heritage Park’s Community Learning Center, the Boys & Girls
Clubs and the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES for this Week:
● The Rock the Ball concert (MIPSO) from 7 p.m. – midnight on Thursday, January 5 at Lincoln Theatre.
● The Council of State Reception from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, January 6 at Marbles
● The Governor’s Reception, the Gala Presentation and the Inaugural Ball from 6 p.m. –
midnight on Saturday, January 7 at N.C. State University’s newly renovated William Neal
Reynolds Coliseum and Talley Student Union.
You may be thinking why am I listing off all the events and that is because ALL still have available spots to purchase and you can buy tickets to the concert Thursday night or the Gala on Saturday here: ncgovernorsball.org. This year I will be unable to attend due to work, however, I wanted to let you all know you all know YOU STILL HAVE TIME to purchase tickets to attend and I wanted to let you know about some local boutiques I love who can head to to get you weekend READY!
Favorite Local Boutiques:
Kannons Clothing -Cameron Village (for your evening gown for Saturday)
Uniquities – Cameron Village or North Hills
Anthropologie– North Hills
Palm Avenue – Cameron Village
Moon & Lola – Cameron Village/Crabtree
Baileys Fine Jewelry – Cameron Village
Monkees of Raleigh – North Hills
Bevello – Cameron Village
If you do not have time to run to a boutique, you can always do a little online shopping and I have created a quick shoppable boutique with evening gowns/concert attire for you! I hope you all enjoy and if you are going, I would love to know what you are wearing!
On another note, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s blog post and the new “Get Active (wear)” Tab on the blog with all things to have you ready for the gym (or at least looking like it). I hope you all have the best day! XOXO
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