Growing up, I was always obsessed with a horseshoe necklace my mom wore, for a period of time, nonstop. It was a signature piece for her and she still sometimes breaks it out. A little oversize for my liking now but still a awesome, classic piece.
So last week when I came back home to find a horseshoe necklace of my own from Chloe + Isabel, I was excited to have one of my own. I put it on Monday and haven’t taken it off since. I love that it’s dainty (but not too small) and has a slight touch of sparkle. Every Kentucky gal needs a horseshoe necklace, especially at Derby time – and at $28 this one is hard to pass up.
I’m thinking it may have even been a lucky charm for our trip to Atlanta. Here’s hoping it brings more lucky my way in the days to come!
Do you have a lucky charm or a ritual you do to bring good luck?
chloe + isabel lucky horse charm necklace c/o brooke perellis The lovely Brooke Perellis, a chloe+ isabel stylist, sent this beauty my way and has put together a collection of her favorite Derby baubles here. If you’re wanting to snag this necklace in time for Derby, you’ll just have to order by April 23rd. And while I love this for racing season, I think it is such a classic piece that you can wear it all wear long with just about anything.
Side note: I love how their jewelry comes in a bag with a little string inside that attaches to the necklace to keep it from tangling. Genius.
Paired with neon stripes.
With a Madewell cut-out tee at last night’s Fleetwood Mac Concert.
This combination is sure to be a staple for me this spring/summer (if spring ever gets here). It’s no secret that I am obsessed with this skirt and I love how versatile it is – easy to dress up or dress down. You’ve seen it for work and on vacation and now here it is for a casual weekend look.
I think this may be the first time I’ve worn my superga’s on here but they are my weekend go-to. I think it’s funny how they’ve become more popular in the last couple years since they were the only shoe to wear at my high school (it must have been a Miami thing). Although most people went for the platform version (I begged for a white pair and then wore them DOWN) over the flats – although my friend Diana had an enviable collection of every fun color them made. I was (and still am) jealous of her pink pair.
What’s on your spring must-have list? Any go-to’s that you can’t live without?
Chambray Shirt: Urban Outfitters (sold out but similar here - last seen here and here); Skirt: Forever 21; Shoes: Superga; Watch: Timex; Bracelet: c/o Jami; Earrings: Stella & Dot; Sunglasses: Loft; Monogram Necklace: c/o Best Personalized Jewelry
Just making new friends. Nothing like a green dinosaur yard decoration.
Photos by Whitney Neal.
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a little instagram adventures recap so I figured there’s no time like the present to catch up.
I’m kind of obsessed with instagram because it’s just the good stuff – the pictures and interesting (or sometimes not as interesting – depends on who you ask) snippets of people’s lives. I try not to inundate my feed with too much silliness but obviously there are moments I can’t help it. I also can’t help snapping pics of the little man from time to time. These are just some of my favorite moments, so if you want the whole shebang follow along here.
Clockwise from top left: Getting in the valentine’s day spirit (Shirt: Gap; Necklace: BaubleBar); My favorite, go-to Banana Republic trench; Working on my fitness in neon; My fave recent outfit post.
A birthday extravaganza at 610 Magnolia – complete with me geeking out meeting Chef Edward Lee; Fabulous birthday gift from my step-dad; Birthday wishlist happiness from BaubleBar courtesy of my mother-in-law; a delicious birthday treat from 610.
Neon and a little tribal print (jacket: ZARA; top: Forever21); The Ah-Maz-Ing Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco – go get one now; polka dots and lots of necklaces; my little man being messy.
Getting organized with help from May Books and a little initial dish from Dandelion (thanks mal!)
A casual Friday look (from warmer days – top: forever21; jeans: AG); Me and my little man; Reminiscing while cleaning up my office; two of my best guys – Slim & Nuggie aka my dad and little guy.
First off, I have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the lovely birthday messages. They truly mean the world and I appreciate you indulging me in my birthday diva-ness. It was a great, fun-filled birthday but (I can’t believe I’m saying this), I’m kinda glad it’s all over. Now it’s on to March Madness. Unfortunately, my beloved Wildcats didn’t make the tournament but I’ll be cheering on my hometown Miami Hurricanes.
Now it’s back to work. For work, I’ve always been drawn to black and white. So it’s nice that it’s “on trend” for this spring especially since I can just dig in my closet for my basics. I just added a little peek of neon to spice things up a little.
Black Pants: Tory Burch (old – similar here); White Blouse: Unknown (I think I bought it at Loehmann’s a long time ago); Neon Pumps: Sole Society; Polka Dot Bag: Marc Jacobs; Jeweled Collar: ASOS
Photos by Whitney Neal.