Outfit Post: Black + White

Today is an exceptionally great Friday. Not only are we right on the cusp of a three-day weekend (such a great treat) but it’s also my little girl Reese’s 1st birthday. Hard to believe it’s been a year since she made her big debut. She’s feisty, funny and extremely busy. Little lady is walking all over the joint, messing up as much stuff as possible and generally being the type of kid that all that baby proofing stuff is made for. She’s a mess and we love her to pieces. We’ll be celebrating with a little bbq with family and of course, some cake for her to make a mess of. I have a feeling we’re going to need to hose her down after she gets her hands on that cake.

You’ll find me poolside all weekend and I can hardly wait. I’m also hoping to get some catch up time with my long-lost husband since we’ve haven’t spent more than one or two waking hours together in the last 10 days or so. I’m eyeing a Saturday night dinner date where I can get these white jeans back in to my rotation.

As a side note, can someone please remind me to stand up straight? Holy slouching in these pictures. I would have left them out but then you’d have nothing but a black t-shirt and that’s pretty boring.

Enough of my poor posture though, hope you get out there and enjoy a long weekend! Catch ya on the flip side.

Paige Premium White Skinny Jeans (found at Nordstrom Rack; seen before here) | Gap Black T-Shirt (old) |
J.Crew Calf Hair BeltFrench Connection Sandals (on sale now) c/o Belk | H&M Black Sunglasses |
c/o Long Journey Home Shop Bracelet 

Photos by Whitney Neal.

Shopping: Nordstrom Summer Sale

First off, a big thanks to everyone who came out to last night’s J.Crew First Look event. It was a lot of fun and I picked up a few new goodies which has got me thinking it’s time for a little break from shopping. I’m thinking that June is going to be another #nonewthings month.

But there’s still nine days left in May so why not round up nine favorites from the Nordstrom Summer Sale that’s going on now. This sale is the best time to grab a few of the forgotten friends left behind in your shopping cart these last few months. If you’re in the market for a new bag, need a new dress for wedding season or realize your favorite dancing shoes are a little worn out – this sale will have you covered. Best part about it? If you don’t like it, you’ve got that free return option.

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1. + 9. I love both of these bright and flattering options for summer wedding season. Yes, the pattern may put it out of play for multiple weddings with the same crowd of friends but you can break both of these out again for more casual affairs with the help of a denim jacket or white blazer. Added bonus: both are well under $100

2. + 6. + 8. Oooo me I love shoes. And despite the fact that I owe way more than necessary, I’m always on the lookout for good, neutral options. All three of these hit the mark. Love the mix up on the cheetah espadrille – just as versatile as a plan beige but a lot more fun. These white Joe’s heels have been on my wish list in about four different colors but I think the clean white may be my favorite. Last but not least, these simple, classic sandals are on big time sale and will end up being an MVP in your closet since they go with just about everything.

3. There is no big explanation on this other than the fact that I have a renewed love of backpacks and this peach one may be the perfect replacement for my overstuffed beach bag.

4. + 5. Get some bang for your buck with the sale and splurge on one of these blue bags. I am kind of obsessed with mini bucket bags after seeing one last weekend. So cute and such a great alternative to a clutch. This tote is the right color blue for all us Kentucky fans and will just about every darn thing you need. Especially for moms who have to carry a bunch of crap around but don’t want to resort to a diaper bag.

7. This Philosophy set would make the best little wedding shower gift. Pair it with something from her registry or just give it as a little happy for the bride-to-be.


Outfit Post: Gold Foil Floral

Okay, so did you all watch the two-part, way too long, can this please be over, premiere of The Bachelorette? Was anyone else as painfully bored as I was? You know I love writing a good secondary embarrassment filled recap but something about The Bachelorette always kind of bores me. I love love love me some Kaitlyn so I’m hoping she ups her game and after seeing the previews, it definitely appears she does. I’m going to try to recap it but I will be honest and say I was only half paying attention for all three hours.

Thankfully there’s no hyperbole filled episodes tonight since it’s the J.Crew First Look event that Grace {A Southern Drawl} and I are hosting. It’s from 6 to 8 pm at the J.Crew in The Paddock Shops. Come early and snag one of the $20 gift cards (first 20 people get one) or just shop around and get your gift with purchase. Can’t wait to see some of you all, chat and shop it up!

You’ll be seeing me sporting the look below and I am pretty pumped about the items I snagged. You can’t see it because I dressed it down a little, but this dress has a zipper front which sucks in all the right places and has this fun full skirt. I’ll be wearing this at many a summer wedding. I also pretty much fell in love with these tassel earrings. Seriously, love ’em so much. Come snag a pair of your own (or get the badass ones Grace picked up) tonight!

J.Crew Gold Foil Linen Zip Front Dress c/0 | J.Crew Chambray Keeper Shirt  | J.Crew Corsica Espadrilles c/0
J.Crew Mixed Tassel Earrings c/o | Spartina Tote Bag c/0 

Photos by Chelcey Tate 

Get the look… 


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