Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RAILS: The Perfect Fall Transition Piece

Well guys, I say this every year but how the heck is it already the end of summer! Where did the time go?  Between an absolutely crazy spring of weddings on weddings then kicking off summer with my sister's wedding, I thought once that was all over it was going to be the one summer to go by slowly, savoring each moment.  Boyyyy was I wrong.  What did I even do all summer? Sure, there were Busch Gardens trips and plenty of pool days but seriously, what happened! Now it is almost fall, John went back to school today and I have a laundry list of things to do around the house, for ze blog and of course preparing for NYFW.  Sheeesh, not enough hours in the day, I'm telling you.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse Inspired Shopping

How excited were you guys about the solar eclipse?
Well, now that all of the excitement has worn off, after those few precious moments where we all had our nerdy glasses on and were staring at the sky - here's a little something to keep you inspired.

As fashion bloggers do, we couldn't help but share our solar eclipse shopping guide that includes all of our favorite cosmo-inspired pieces out right now! Whenever we think of things happening in space, we get all of the metallic vibes and we have rounded up some great shopping for you today >>
Mirrored Sunglasses + Metallic Handbags

Silver "Moon" Shoes:

And last but not least, the trendy Polaroid camera to document all the fun you will have in the future:

Speaking of the future, this solar eclipse created quite the energy shift and will continue to moving forward!  On that same note, we are excited to announce that the two of us will be speaking about the connection between self-awareness and personal branding at the Shape Soiree happening in Richmond in October! We can't contain how thrilled we are about this consciously curated event that inspires the wanderlust, the girl boss, the entrepreneur, and beyond to endeavor beyond their wildest dreams! We will be sharing more of our thoughts on this soon BUT in the meantime, hurry up and get your tickets here!!

Photos: the lovely Kaytee Lauren, Owner of Badass Booth

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lately, on the 'gram

I like to keep my instagram account as authentic as possible, which means that most of the time I'm posting good old iPhone photos. Sure, I loveeeee the photos that Kaytee Lauren + Cathclaire take and like a good OOTD post as the next gal.  But you can't beat the convenience of the iPhone! SO, I'll regularly be posting some deets about those looks and similarly inspired pieces on here every so often.
I got this black + white striped number in one of my Le Tote's + I had so much fun wearing it.  I seriously recommend Le Tote- it's so much fun.  Other fun black + white striped pieces >>

Graphic Tee + Bermuda shorts combo on repeat >> *ps. that's Gatsby + Daisy in the background*

The arm party lives on with the Daniel Wellington Classic Petite >> 

Shop my aiport looks! >> 

Happy Monday, lovelies!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Let's Talk Towels

*It's time for a little plug for my other side gig - slinging Turkish Towels for Let's Talk Towels* 
A few years ago my mom started importing these amazing towels from Turkey and never looked back.  From trade shows, to pop up shops, and now a website we have been spreading the towel love to anyone and everyone who will listen to why they are so fabulous.  The most obvious reason is of course, to use as a beach towel.  Their fast-drying, lightweight nature makes them the perfect beach companion! They fit into your beach bag and as John likes to say "at the end of the day, look *balls up towel to fit in one hand*" And what he means is, you aren't left with a sandy, wet rag when all is said and done. They are 100% cotton which makes them so incredibly soft, and they get even softer and more absorbent the more you wash them. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Back to Basics

Often in the summer, during the hottest days it is so hard to find something to wear.  I have found that keeping it simple is the easiest way to cope with the heat! My new go-to is this Aquarius Cocktail top + these bermuda shorts.  There's just something so pleasing about keeping it simple and I always love jeans shorts in the summer!! I've rounded up a few of my favorite basics for you guys here. Lots of these pieces will be perfect for the transition into fall as well!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Spotlight on: Beauty Products

Being a blogger certainly has its perks!  One of those perks is having the opportunity to try out a variety of awesome products.  From skincare, to hair care and everything in between - I have tried it all! I like to be as authentic as possible when posting about products - sponsored or not - and do not want to endorse anything we wouldn't personally use.  That being said - here's a roundup of a few of my favorite products at the moment!

A few notable favorites from the above are the Darphin Aromatic Balm (blended with 12 essential oils) and of course La Mer.  Actually, all of the products  I've have tried from Parisian brand Darphin have been on point.of these pieces will be perfect for the transition into fall as well!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Oxford, MS

This past April for my husband's spring break, we took a little road trip through the south with the ultimate destination of Oxford, Mississippi. John is a high school English Teacher and a huge fan of William Faulkner, so Oxford seemed like the exact right destination for our pilgrimage. We got to see Faulkner's home, with writings on the walls and maps of his town Yoknapatawpa; we visited his grave with a little Jack Daniels in tow; and explored the quaint town of Oxford taking a few photos along the way.