Friday’s Five



- scrunchie heaven thanks to Twistband – more on my scrunchie vice below -


- touches of pink -


- breakfast on the patio solo after rising early with my sweet -

tray c/o | mug c/o | spoon c/o


- I’m obsessed with these candles and seeing what piece of jewelry is hiding in there for me! -


- trying out Sole Serum for my most beautiful and also most painful stilettos -

Welcome to the weekend!  It kind of blows my mind that we have only two more weekends until we are in Hawaii… and my body does not feel prepared.  I have been working at a pretty fast pace lately and attending after-work events at least 3x a week which means my exercise habits have fallen down the gutter. Not to fear, I’m kicking it in high gear next week so that I can feel confident living in a swimsuit for a week, with my collection of coverups of course (more on that here in case you missed the post about my love affair for cute coverups!).

Can we talk about my new velvet scrunchie (in the first photo)!?  So when I was in the fifth grade, I had a lavender floral scrunch + matching top combo from the Gap that I was all about.  Somewhere down the road the shirt was tossed, but the scrunchie has escorted me through high school, college and my now married life.  Along this road, sure I’ve had haters criticize my bedtime beauty accessory, but no comment could ever break up this love affair.  I always say I have hair like a six-year-old – it’s really fine, straight as a board and creases extremely easy.  For this reason the scrunchie will always be my bedtime companion.  Thanks to my friends at Twistband I have now upgraded from my fifth grade selection to this sleek black beauty. One day you guys will get an action shot of my scrunchie love – I shall not deny you of this pleasure. 

Who else has a 1998 beauty/fashion accessory they cannot live without? I kind of feel like my scrunchie is on par with like… your jr. high retainer or something (mine was tie-dye so cool).  Thank y’all so much for reading and having a beautiful weekend!! XO – 

Blush & Bashful


So I work in a edgier workplace. Think leather jackets, distressed denim, lots of black, rockstuds, etc. It’s been interesting to see how being around this cool chick style has influenced my personal style… but everyone now and then, the Mississippi girl just comes out. When I showed up to work in this outfit, before [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Wednesday Wish List + Giveaway


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. I’m ready for the high-color months ahead and all I can think about are swimsuits, coverups, beach hats and accessories. These [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

On the Rocks


Another swimsuit post (the first one here)… I’m not going to lie, it’s so nerve-racking to share these.  I’m not a model, definitely not a swimsuit model, and with my day job + blog schedule, I never get to exercise as much as I’d like. But I love to see real girls with their real [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Black and White: Day to Night


I can’t get enough of these distressed jeans. I love wearing them casually as well as dressing them up for a date night, so I thought I would show y’all how I take these babies day to night! It’s all in the shoes. These perforated loafers are my latest obsession, and during the day they [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Friday’s Five


- submitting this guest bedroom to the Gatehouse Home Store’s “Win a Room”  contest to win a $2500 gift card to Gatehouse along with free design services from the owner. You can enter by following Gatehouse on Instagram and Facebook and sharing a photo of the room you want to makeover, the reason why and [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]