I’m so excited this week is just moving on by and taking me straight to a long weekend. Today I’m starting to get myself ready for the first vacay the hubs and I have seen all summer. We’ve been counting down the days til we head to the beach and it is finally in sight! As much as I hate the end of summer and the unofficial season transition that Labor Day weekend implies, I have to get excited about football and my birthday!! WHOOO! In celebration of so many things jam packed into one weekend, I’m taking my favorite summer pieces and getting as much wear out of them as I can- starting with this watermelon tank. I have worn it several times over the summer and love how sweet and simple it is. It has been an easy piece to just throw on and head out the door when I was in a rush. I know y’all are probably tired of hearing about these Denim & Supply cut off shorts, but they have been my lifeline this Summer. Wes makes fun of me and my “jorts” all the time but I seriously don’t care. When it is super hot and I’m constantly on the move, I love the simplicity of a bottom piece that goes with any top I lay my hands on.
Good Morning Loves! It’s time to put on your party pants because it’s officially Fridayyy!!! I find there is no better way to celebrate the incoming weekend like a super exaggerated ruffle top and some sassy pom heels!!! A few weeks ago I shared with you all how to make your own pom sandals for a fraction of the price. If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend it!!! Theses babies are so. much. fun! and they just make you feel happy! It’s also a really great time to take advantage of the end of season deals that are still going on so you are sure to get some great sandals for even less! And, if you still aren’t really in the mood to get your glue on, I’ve linked a pair of totally affordable ones below. My crazy colorful statement necklace is one of my favorites. It was one of the earlier pieces I created and it really turned out to be an accidental masterpiece. I just took all the beads I only had one or two pieces of and dumped them in a pile and just kept adding. I think it took me two full days to get them all on there but I have to say it was totally worth it!
So what is everyone doing this weekend?! If you are in the Charlotte area you should definitely add the Southern Women’s Show to your list! It’s a great event with tons of local and national vendors. Be sure to follow me on snapchat and instagram live this weekend as I’ll be posting all my favorite booths and testing all the latest beauty products the Belk beauty area with Benefit, Lancome & more!
I just love the hot – cold balance of an outfit. I think I pretty much lived in the same outfit formula all weekend. It seems I just cannot help myself. It’s such an easy formula to follow: long sleeve shirt (I typically gravitate toward button downs), shorts, shoes and done! Today I swapped out my button downs for this printed ruffled number and transitional fall shorts. The top is a super light weight material and is easy to dress up or down with shorts, jeans or black pants for the office. The flared sleeves are subtle and noticeable yet don’t drive me nuts during the day. They also give me a hint of that cool 70’s vibe. The shorts are pretty awesome too! They were my first Marc Jacobs purchase and I got them for a total steal two years ago.They are super high waist and have a tie belt. They are a little thicker and warm for the hot summer days, but perfect for transitioning into fall. I linked some similar ones below to help you recreate the look. After being smoldering hot for two days straight I can say I’m ready for a little break in the weather. I also find myself gravitating towards team colored things (hellooooo football season!) which must mean I’m heading toward that fall state of mind earlier than I expected.
Speaking of football season, I have gotten several orders lately for team colored necklaces. (If you didn’t already know, I have been designing and making jewelry for over 10 years and have several pieces posted in the shop page. Most pieces are custom made upon request but many are listed ready to ship if you are interested!) Anyways, team colored necklaces and football fever have got me in the mood for a giveaway! There are simply toooo many colleges to choose from so in the next few weeks, I’ll be designing a Carolina Panthers necklace to giveaway to one lucky follower. What do y’all think? Sound like a good way to kick off the season?! 🙂
Which teams are you pulling for?! Let me know in the comments below!
Good Morning loves! How was your weekend? I Hope you have your coffee because it’s Monday already. They always come so fast, especially when I’m out of town for the weekend. I seriously need a weekend for my weekend but I guess that’s why they invented the venti size coffee. Speaking of weekend, it was a good one. Wes and I went to visit his family and friends in Greensboro, just a short ride up the highway from us. We celebrated our friends first baby with an adorable shower, face-timed into Texas for a gender reveal and managed to catch a Grasshoppers game and the Wyndham Championship. Whew! did I mention I’m tired?!
Anyways, I have my large coffee and now I’m kicking off the week with this amazing floral fall dress. I absolutely love the fit and have found so many ways to style it! For today’s look I went with this romantic prairie look. The bag and the hat keep it current but the pearls are oh-so classic (and available in my shop via the link above). These Eileen Fisher booties are probably my favorite thing so far! They are the perfect neutral color and literally go with everything I have put them with. The elastic band and scrunched detail on top is subtly perfect!!! (they are also reallyyyy comfortable). I am also really into saddle bags lately. There are so many good ones out there right now, it’s hard for me to control myself. This Red Camel one from Belk was an easy choice though. All the details on this bag work perfectly together to make a really strong trend statement. I got it in black and brown so I can pair it with all my fall outfits. It’s not available just yet, but don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted the minute it hits. You’ll definitely have to have this bag this season.