Friday, May 22, 2015

Minty Fresh + Memorial Day Sales


Necklace c/o Old, (how fabulous is this one) / Clutch similar / Jeans / Shirt / Heels (similar) / Bracelet c/o Sweet and Spark / Bracelets Assorted David Yurman / Sunglasses 

White jeans again, I'm sorry- I am just drawn to them every time I step foot in my closet. I love simple outfits like this. All you need is a button up and some items that pack a punch (in this case the necklace and clutch). This clutch is old, but I've linked some similar options above and below. How fun is this one from Sole Society





Don't you love it when something goes on sale that you've been wanting? These TB wedges have been on my radar and now they are on major sale! Yay! Love it when that happens!

Thanks for stopping by y'all! You guys are the Bees knees!\

Don't forget to shop some amazing sales this weekend for Memorial Day!


Anthropologie // 20% off sale with code: GONEFISHIN

Asos // 20% off with code: LONGWKND

Banana Republic // 40% off code: BRSUMMER

J.Crew // 25% off your order code: SUMMERLOVE

Joie // 20% off code: MD2015

Nordstrom // half-yearly sale, up to 40% off

Old Navy // Up to 50% off everything

LOFT // 40% off everything 

J.Crew Factory // 50% the entire store 

Gap // 40% off everything code: SUMMER

BaubleBar // 20% off site wide code: MEMORIAL20

Ann Taylor // 40% entire purchase code: SHOP40


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Milly Blouses, Flamingo Bags and Bikinis - Oh My! (And a ShopBop Giveaway!)


Striped Dress / Bow Clutch / Flamingo Bag / Off the Shoulder Dress / Pineapple Case / Sunglasses / Tassel Flats / Earrings / Scarves / Ponytail Holders / Whole 30  / Placecard holder / White Camis (Options Here)/ Chloe Bikinis (love all of these Here)

I need to win the lottery. There are about one million things I'm currently loving, but only have a budget to purchase approximately .002 of them. Anyone else have that problem? I mean, Nordstrom's half yearly sale is going on, ShopBop has Milly Blouses (Options Here) on sale! Even pony tail holders are getting cuter! I mean, they look like a bracelet, but how adorable are these ponytail holders? And speaking of holders, what about also, can we talk about these adorable placecard holders? <le sigh>

If my husband were reading this, he would tell you I don't need anymore clothes, blouses or even place card holders because everything I own already works just fine. Any of you have those husband's? Im more interested in the husband's that y'all have that love to shop! How do you get them to do that? Aaron buys clothes maybe once a year. The other day he asked me to get him some socks and being the generous wife I am, I got him two packs from Target (they were Champion y'all). He was like a kid at Christmas. You would have thought I gave him a rolex (he was like this commercial).

On another note (a good note) today, Im teaming up with ShopBop to offer a reader a $50.00 shop credit for anything on their site! Hollar! To enter, use the RaffleCopter below and leave a comment telling me what you'd love to put your $50.00 gift card towards. YOU MUST COMMENT TO WIN. 

This giveaway will end on 5/27 and winner be announced 5/28! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Secret Garden



Dress J.Crew (on major sale) / More beautiful cream dresses (here and I love this one) / Bag c/o old, (similar here) / Shoes c/o Jack Rogers / Hat (similar) / Sunglasses / Watch / Bracelet 

Do y'all remember the movie the Secret Garden? I used to love it and that's exactly what Duke Gardens reminds me of. It's such a beautiful place. I remember seeing this red bride when Aaron and I came for his Duke interview and loving it right from the start. It looked like a scene straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. So naturally, a perfect place to take some blog pictures!

Can we talk about these shoes for a minute? I also have a pair of flat Jack Rogers sandals, so I figured a wedge would be a perfect addition to my shoe collection as well. I was right. I love these wedges because they are comfortable and classic, just like my flats. Plus, they are gold which is always a winner in my book because it automatically means they go with everything. My girlfriend actually asked me the other day if my flats were comfortable and I told her absolutely. I feel like after wearing them, they really mold to your feet. 







Do y'all own any Jack Rogers ? I love how many fun colors they come in! Maybe Im boring, b/c both of my pairs are gold! 

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

P.S. this weekend Jack Rogers is having Up To 50% Off Select Sandals, Wedges, Flats & Handbags During The Memorial Day Sale at JackRogersUSA.com! Offer ends 5/21.  

Also, the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale begins today! Make sure you get your shopping on!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

 Skirt / Top / Bag c/o Ora Delphine (similar here) / Heels / Sunglasses / Watch / Bracelet  / Necklace c/o Onecklace / Earrings c/o 

I love a good pencil skirt and add stripes and Im sold. Sadly, this J.Crew skirt is almost sold out, but this one is similar. Also, can we just talk accessories for a minute? I am n LOVE with this Amy necklace from Onecklace. I feel just like Carrie Bradshaw (remember her Carrie necklace?). And these tear drop earrings from SoCal Gems have been on constant repeat. You can get 10% off with the code CB&BP10. They have so many cute pieces- make sure you check them out. 

Did anyone start singling TLC when they read this post title? I'm currently humming it while I type. Good song. Good group. I can remember blasting that CD in my room. I probably still remember every word on the album- that one and Spice Girls of course!








Does anyone have any fun upcoming plans for the holiday weekend? My mom literally called me the other night to fact check against her calendar that Monday was Memorial Day. She was confused because it's usually the last weekend in May, but this year there is another weekend after the holiday weekend. She told me she didn't trust her calendars (lol). Oh moms! My mother in law is coming, Aaron works one of the days, so I am trying to think of fun things we can do while he's not around. Probably drink champagne, what could be better?

Hope y'all have fun plans! Come on weekend!




Monday, May 18, 2015

Low Calorie Raspberry Coffee Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #50YearsofBreakfast #CollectiveBias

I am always looking for healthy, but filling breakfast ideas. I wish I had the time to scramble myself eggs every morning, but I can't get up earlier than I already do. This coffee cake is delicious and healthy (only about 250 calories per serving). I love pairing it with my Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials shake mix. I feel like I'm drinking chocolate milk and having cake (but I'm actually just eating a healthy breakfast). Mind trick! 

I picked up all of the healthy essentials for this at our local Kroger and whipped this together for the week in about an hour. It's a perfect breakfast option because you can keep it for the week, pop it in the microwave in the morning and enjoy!

I used this recipe, but changed up a few items. I choose to use greek yogurt instead of regular and also used wheat flour. I also eat mine with a dollop of whipped cream (because duh!). Oh and I paired it with my Nestle Breakfast Essentials to ensure I was full and satisfied! You can locate Nestle Breakfast Essentials in the cereal aisle by the instant oatmeal and near the granola bars!






So good! Right now, Nestle is offering a breakfast promotion so you can try Breakfast Essentials too. 

The CarnationFreeBreakfast.com promotion:
  1. Buy any 2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials products
  2. Get a clear photo of your entire receipt and then text with keyword BREAKFAST to 811811 for submission instructions or email it to redeem@CarnationFreeBreakfast.com or upload your receipt to http://cbi.as/7qnt
  3. You will receive a code back once the receipt has been verified that you can share with your friends and family for a free breakfast! (up to a $7.99 value). Participants can enter by texting a number, emailing, or uploading a photo of the receipt to the website
Share what you eat for breakfast in the morning before work! I always need ideas and would love to hear!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Must Have Vaca Accessories (and Shoes)



**  Flats 1 (on sale for $50.00) / 2 / 3  **  Beach Bag 1 / 2 / 3  **  Sunhat 1 / 2 / 3   ** ** Wedges 1 / 2 / 3  **  Sunglasses 1 (on sale)/ 3 (only $34.00)  **  Fun Jewelry / 2 / 3 **

While Aaron and I have no plans to head to the beach until September, I am always in vacation planning mode. I mean, who doesn't want a vacation? We only live 2.5 hours from the beach, so I am hoping one weekend we can sneak away to Wilmington and maybe stay at a B&B or something. I love the beach- fruity cocktails, sunkissed skin and the ocean breeze. What's not to love?

When Aaron and I first met, he said to me "Im not really a beach guy, I like the mountains" I thought, "okay weirdo, who says they don't like the beach?" That was before my first "Mountain vacation" and before he started working 80+ hours a week and found that the beach is actually quite enjoyable. Now we like both :)

I also love packing for the beach. It's so much easier than packing for somewhere cooler or more adventurous. Throw in some sun dresses and cover-ups and BAM, you're finished. Above are some of my must have packing accessories to accompany those coverups and swimsuits. And remember, don't forget the sunscreen and a hat (skin protection is important y'all). I picked up a panama hat from J.Crew a few weeks ago, but I am loving the price of this one too! Oh, and can I just mention how adorable Shopbop's beach accessories are. Those beach balls!

What other items are your must haves for beach vacas? What am I forgetting?!?

Hope you all have an awesome weekend!



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Olive You

Pants (old, but almost exact version here) / Bag / Sunglasses / Wedges / Jean Jacket / Wrap Top / Necklace c/o Rachael Ryen via Succarra showroom (so gorgeous) / Earrings / Bracelets David Yurman assorted

I am loving olive pants lately. I have two pair and I find the color goes with so much! I love it with hot pink! Don't these look so comfy?! Additionally, I love a good wrap blouse/dress/etc. Aren't they so flattering? This long sleeve version is definitely tempting me for cooler temps!







I recently added these wedges to my closet and I love them. Cognac pairs so well with everything and for the height, these are so comfy!

Also, can we take one moment to discuss this gorgeous bar necklace from Rachael Ryen? She has such beautiful and vibrant pieces, but I love the subtly sparkle one  I'm wearing here. If you haven't checked out her jewelry, you totally should!

Have a good one friends, tomorrow if Friday! yipee! Thank you for stopping by!

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