4th of July Fun :: What to Wear, cont.

Some more patriotic eye candy for my lovelies.. I'm having entirely too much fun with this :)

1. Blue Abundance necklace / Anthropologie / $58
2. She's Got Peplum top / ModCloth / $33
3. Gold & Silver Eagle necklace / Mathias Chaize / $125
4. AE Denim shorts / American Eagle / $30 (currently on sale!)
5. Crystal Collar necklace / Calypso St.Barth / $295
6. Lace Overlay tank / Forever 21 / $18
7. 3" Chino shorts / J.Crew / $45 (my favorite shorts ever!)
8. Whistlestop sandals / Madewell / $138
9. Cowboy booties / Forever 21 / $28
10. Watermelon martini - yum! Recipe here.
11. June mini-dress / Indah / $124


Summer, Summer, Summer

The high for this weekend is 106 degrees in Atlanta this weekend.. can you believe that? The pool is calling my name!

In other news, 4 days until the 4th of July and the Peachtree Road Race, 12 days until I leave for a very short (but needed) beach weekend, and 13 days until my 23rd birthday... but who's counting? ;)

Happy Friday and have a LOVELY weekend!


4th of July Fun :: What to Wear

You should expect lots of posts coming up to be about the 4th.. because I'm just SO EXCITED! I will be running the Peachtree Road Race for the second consecutive year, and this time my entire family (yes, all six of us) will be running together. Then it'll be back to my apartment in the city for BBQ and pool times! And to top it all off.. I get two whole days off of work. Whee!!

So, without further ado, here are some fantastic outfit ideas for the 4th.

1. Silk jumpsuit / Catharine Malandrino / $395
2. Wayger sandal / Steve Madden / $99
3. Dree dress / J.Crew / $148
4. Lace top / Zara / $80
5. Tartan slingbacks / Christian Louboutin / $945
6. Linen trousers / Zara / $60
7. Tylar dress / Lilly Pulitzer / $298
8. Wayfarers / Ray-Ban / $159
9. Dizzy Anchors dress / J.Crew / $168
10. Straw fedora / Forever 21 / $7


Workwear :: Flats

I try to wear heels to work most of the week, but typically by Thursday (who am I kidding, more like Tuesday) I'm just tired and I end up in flats. These are some great options to give your tired feet a break at the office!

1. $25 / Forever 21
2. $250 / Tory Burch
3. $25 / ASOS
4. $70 / Topshop
5. $25 / Lulus
6. $41 (similar) / ASOS


Fave Finds :: Etsy

Is anyone else's life as crazy as mine is right now? I would love nothing more than to be sitting on the beach with a bucket of shrimp and some Corona. I just remind myself to pause, breathe, and thank God for everything I'm blessed with in my life.. health, family, friends, my puppies, my job which I love, even the daily challenges I'm presented with are a blessing!

"I asked for strength, 
And God gave me difficulties to make me strong;
I asked for wisdom, 
And God gave me problems to learn to solve;"

Anyways, totally unrelated, here are some of my favorite recent finds on Etsy...

8x10 / van gogh quote
$12 / ohmydeer
Gold Speckled Crimson Feather Necklace With Turquoise
$50 / MaddyNbella
8x10 Rugged Red Barn
$24 / EveBee
Vintage 1950s One Of A Kind Hand Painted Custom Made Necklace - 3 Strands - Made To Order
$149 / LoveObsessed
3 drop porcelain and leather hanging container- medium size
$150 / farrahsit
Short Dainty Sideway Cross Necklace
$40 / MaddyNbella

(I am DYING for this necklace, but money has been tight lately and I just can't bring myself to spend the money on it)

Pink Champagne Graphic Print A3
$25 / LonadeAnna
God provides the Wind fine art print
$30 / thispapership



Line I Love :: Mara Hoffman

I'm drooling over this clothing line. It's so feisty, spicy, spirited, bold... I could go on but I won't bore you with my descriptions. Just check out the images below...

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Mara Hoffman Spring 2012 Fashion Week Photos 546299

Mara Hoffman 

Mara Hoffman Spring 2012 Fashion Week Photos 546299

Mara Hoffman  outfit

Mara Hoffman Spring 2012 Fashion Week Photos 546299

mara hoffman

Mara's collections are (obviously) very tribal and culture inspired. Her runway shows are designed to be very much like the clothing itself - a performance, featuring live musicians and dancers as well as models. I'd love to take some inspiration from this line and incorporate some global style into my wardrobe this summer! 


Wanderlusting :: London

What a unique city! There truly is no place quite like London. The mixture of old and new is inimitable. I love the old school punk-ish style that is associated with this city.. hence the inspiration for the London outfit below, featuring classic British designers like Alexander McQueen and Burberry. 

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Union Jack flags

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Pinned Image
Wanderlusting :: London

Pinned Image

And of course, you can't have a post about London without a fabulous picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.. What a gentleman! I'm melting. 

Pinned Image


W2WW :: Wear to Work Wednesday

A bright red dress is always a show-stopper and commands attention! People will know that you're the boss when you walk into the conference room in this DVF number. Sexy but classic and powerful!


Pinned Image

Work has been especially stressful the past few weeks.. I'm trying to remind myself daily how hard I've worked to get here and how hard I need to continue to work! It can be all too easy to get too comfortable and fall into a rut of daily tasks, but it's so important to ALWAYS IMPROVE!  




Beer in Mexico

Trying to grow up, but who knows where to start?


Let the warm air melt these blues away..



Which road I'll travel is still a mystery to me..



Kenny Chesney's "Beer in Mexico" is hitting especially close to home for me today.. and I'm not even a big Kenny fan! 

Hope you're all enjoying summertime (and life in general).



Not Just for the Birds

After seeing a recent article in Country Living magazine about bird cages, I've got bird cages on my mind! I love their versatility - you can use them for birds (duh), but also planters, storage, bookcases, whatever you can think of.

bird cage

Pinned Image

Pinned Image

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.. Work has been absolutely insane!