Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Palm Trees

Happy Friday! This week I am feeling pretty grateful for palm trees. Even though I have lived in the south for over 6 months now, I still get excited each time I spot one. This weekend we are heading out of town again for Florida, and I cannot wait to be surrounded by family, a white sand beach, and palm trees :)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Peonies + Stripes

Unfortunately, it is already so warm in Georgia that peony season is already over {I'm devastated! Anyone know where I can get some peonies in Athens!?} But peonies and stripes are two things that really make me feel like summer has arrived. Below are a few of my current favorite items inspired by both of those things {image via This Is Glamorous}:

Peonies + Stripes

Elizabeth Arden lipstick in "Peony" via {here}
By Terry lipstick in "#300 Cupid Peony" via {here}
LVX nail polish in "Peony" via {here}
Crabtree & Evelyn nail polish in "Peony" via {here}
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi shirt via Net-A-Porter {here}
Kate Spade watch via Shopbop {here}
Msgm trench coat via Bagheera Boutique {here}

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Statement Collar

When it comes to statement necklaces, I typically go for the bold, bright colored ones. Back when Jewelmint collaborated with Luv AJ for a fab collection of gold and pearl pieces, I bought the chain accessory necklace which is not my usual style; I loved how it is worn on a collared shirt, such a unique statement piece. It also reminds me to think outside the box when shopping for new jewelry/accessories :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Road Trip

I have one summer road trip down, and a few more planned. I LOVE road trips, but packing for them can be kind of tricky. I've found that a good make-up bag, a comfy maxi dress, and a great pair of sunglasses are essentials; the only item I am truly missing is a convenient sized piece of luggage that can fit all of my clothes AND fit in the trunk of my car! {Image via This Is Glamorous}

Summer Road Trip

Sephora make-up bag {here}
Zanzan sunglasses via Shopbop {here}
Acne Studios maxi dress via Otte NY {here}
Kate Spade luggage {here} <--- on sale!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend! This Friday I am feeling very grateful for a long weekend away in Lake Lure, North Carolina for a good friend's wedding. There's nothing like being on the water when the weather is beautiful and sunny {such as our little trip to Sullivan's Island back in March!} Cheers to spending time with amazing friends in a gorgeous location ALL WEEKEND! Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Etsy Find

Etsy is arguably my favorite site EVER for online shopping, and finding new brands and small businesses to support is something I do best. I recently discovered Artemer Jewelry Design's incredible gold and rose gold jewelry, and I want ALL of it {shop here}; their rings are gorgeous and the turquoise, emeralds, and champagne diamonds would be a perfect addition to my collection :)

Etsy Find

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Leaf Print

I am getting pretty excited for Memorial Day weekend, and to celebrate the beginning of summer fashion I discovered this gorgeous leaf print blouse; I love how a simple yet bold print can make it feel like summer has officially arrived :)

Leaf Print

Elle Sasson blouse via Otte NY {here}
Carven skirt via Net-A-Porter {here}
Diane von Furstenberg clutch {here}
Burberry suede sandals via Saks Fifth Avenue {here}

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I usually think using fruit-shaped/heart-shaped/animal-shaped anything in fashion or home decor can be a bit cheesy {I'd like to add that I think the title of this post is cheesy, I just could not come up with something creative and non-cheesy for it. Just being honest}, but I have found some fruity-inspired items that I LOVE and are perfect for summer {I need that strawberry watercolor painting!}:


Kate Spade watermelon coin purse {here}
Elizabeth Arden lipstick in "Wild Berry" via {here}
Field Trip iPhone case via Etsy {here}
Striped Cat Studio watercolor painting via Etsy {here}
Butter London nail polish in "Blowing Raspberries" {here}
Butter London nail polish in "Fruit Machine" via {here}
Charlotte Olympia peach suede clutch via The Outnet {here}

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mani Monday

Happy Mani Monday! One of my current favorites shades of nail polish is "Fruit Machine" by Butter London {purchase here}. It is perfect for late spring/early summer, and it will be the perfect shade to wear for all of the weddings I will be attending this summer!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love

I typically blog four days per week, and part of that reason is because I have not thought of a uniquely themed Friday post. I used to always do a fashion + philanthropy post on Fridays, but I got bored and uninspired by the similar content each week. Being that Friday is probably my favorite day of the week, and most of my favorite blog posts by other bloggers are posted on Fridays, I spent a few months trying to think of something that inspires me but is also original. I've decided that each Friday I will post something {I hope for it to mostly be my own photography} that has inspired me that week or makes me excited for the weekend. Or anything, really! I post about fashion-related items all week so Fridays can be my day to slow down and post about something that I feel grateful for. For my first "Friday, I'm In Love" post, I am sharing a photo from a special night here in Georgia back in August. It was my first time visiting Athens, and it was peach season in The Peach State so I made our first dessert in our new place: peach cobbler! This is also the first and only time I've used these gorgeous dessert plates {purchase at Anthropologie here}; I hope this inspires me to try a new dessert recipe and an excuse to bust these plates out again. Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blush + Neutrals

Blush + neutrals will always be a favorite look, no matter what time of year. Below are a few of my current favorites styled into an outfit I wish I could wear; I need to snag some of those NARS x Christopher Kane products! 

Blush + Neutrals

Alice + Olivia dress {here}
Kate Spade watch via Nordstrom {here}
NARS x Christopher Kane blush {here}
Paul Andrews shoes via Stylebop {here}
Tarte lipstick in "Park Ave Princess" via Macy's {here}
See by Chloe clutch via Net-A-Porter {here}
Yves Saint Laurent eyeshadow in "3 Marceau" via Net-A-Porter {here}

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring Vibes

I just posted about this candle last week {here}, but I am just in love with it! I am also loving these other items that give off spring vibes: plenty of tulips and LC Lauren Conrad earrings in the prettiest shade of mint {similar here}. I am going to need to replace this candle SOON! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I know I mentioned yesterday {here} that it's warm enough outside for white, summer dresses, but part of me won't give up the idea of light, spring jackets quite yet. Like this waistcoat, so gorgeous and light enough that I don't think it would be too much to wear in this weather {plus, it doesn't have sleeves}. I actually think it would be perfect in Georgia this time of year, maybe I will have to add it to my wardrobe... :)


Zara waistcoat {here}
Clare Viver leopard clutch {here}
Lulu Frost earrings {here} <--- on sale!
Acne dress via Far Fetch {here}
Nails Inc nail polish in "Abbey Road" via {here}
Dolce Vita wedges via Shopbop {here}

Monday, May 11, 2015

White Dresses

Although Memorial Day weekend is 2 weeks away, it's HOT outside and definitely feels like spring is over {so sad!}. I've never been one to follow fashion rules like "No white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day", and especially with it feeling like summer outside, I don't plan on following that rule anytime soon. I LOVE white summer dresses, and I can't wait to bust mine out for the season - probably will happen this week! {BCBG Max Azria dress, Spring 2015 collection via}

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Neighborhood Scenes

Love scenes like this from around the neighborhood! Spring is quite beautiful here in Georgia, and I wish it would just stay like this all through summer {and not get up into the 90s like it will be soon...}. I cannot wait to head to our nation's capital tomorrow and take some photos of their spring city scenes! :) Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Green Shorts

I saw these shorts and immediately wanted them {obviously - how gorg is that color!?}, and if I had the perfect wardrobe, this is what I would pair them with:

Green Shorts

Mociun gold earrings via Ylang23 {here}
Chloe crossbody bag via Nordstrom {here}
3.1 Phillip Lim sandals via Shopbop {here}
Zara crop top {here}
Zara green shorts {here}

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring Scents

When I burn candles at home, I always coordinate which scent I use with the appropriate season. For spring, I've been loving Common Good's "Bergamot" {purchase here}. It's perfect for this time of year and makes our place smell amazing! I've also been burning Rewined Candles' "Rosé" {here} and Candle with a Cause's "Strawberries and Lilac" {here}. Any other suggestions for spring-appropriate candles would be appreciated! :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring Wallpaper Inspiration

It's been said that you can find inspiration anywhere, and I've recently found it somewhere quite unexpected: wallpaper! This gorgeous {and GREEN} rabbit and mushroom wallpaper looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland, and it just reminds me of spring. I wish I could put this in a bedroom or bathroom, but instead I'll let it inspire some spring fashion picks - the perfect spring blazer, shades, perfume {a favorite scent!}, and green nail polish! 

Spring Wallpaper Inspiration

Natalie Lete wallpaper via Anthropologie {here}
J.Crew blazer {here}
Kate Spade watch via Nordstrom {here}
Karen Walker sunglasses via Saks Fifth Avenue {here}
Spa Ritual nail polish in "Emerald City" via {here}
Marc Jacobs' "Daisy" perfume {here}