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.

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… 

 

Outfit Post: Wedding Season Ready

A couple years ago, I thought wedding season was starting to die down for Drew and I. Most of our close friends were married and I figured we wouldn’t be getting to spend as many Saturdays dancing to Motown’s greatest hits. I was wrong. Dead wrong.

Work friends (so many work friends getting hitched), friends from home and family, including my brother-in-law (can’t wait for that one), have all decided that 2015 is the year of the wedding. It’s a little out of control in the best way possible. I mean what’s not to love about partying with friends, great music and drinks on the house? It’s a pretty great way to spend a Saturday night. The only thing that throws a loop in to wedding season, other than tracking down a babysitter, is figuring out what to wear. Outdoor wedding, black tie wedding, beach wedding, traditional weddings – we’ve got them all on the docket.

One thing I look for in hunting for wedding attire is a dress that is versatile. I have one great little black dress that I’ve worn to a handful of weddings because it’s easy to dress up, dress down and accessorize like crazy. This Shoshanna number isn’t a LBD but it’s as versatile as a little summer dress can be. The color is really flattering, the length is great and most importantly it’s comfortable enough for a night of eating, drinking and dancing. You can also pile on the jewelry to give it a different look or pair it down with simple sandals – like these crazy comfy espadrilles – and beachy waves for an outdoor party. I kept it simple here so you can see the subtle pattern but you can bet I’ll be mixing it up next time I break it out.

What to Wear to a Wedding * Wedding Guest Attire * Shoshanna Penelope Dress (1)Shoshanna Penelope Dress | Sole Society Blue Suede Heels (old – this year’s similar style here) | c/o Sole Society Sunglasses (old)

What to Wear to a Wedding * Wedding Guest Attire * Shoshanna Penelope Dress (2)What to Wear to a Wedding * Wedding Guest Attire * Shoshanna Penelope Dress (3)Photos by Whitney Neal

More Wedding Season Options…

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