Saturday, August 30, 2014

weekend reading: 08.30.14

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This weekend why don't you :: show some skin, Summer is on it's way out!

{what you might have missed on Here&Now}
{1.} Getting long weekend ready with Vera Bradley.

{2.} Giveaway from Lisi Lerch (fab tassel earrings!).

{3.} Casual weekend chic.

{4.} Getting druzy with it.

{5.}  Wearing watermelons on my sleeve.

{posts I'm loving around the internets}
{3.}  Inspiration for full time working bloggers (this is what is possible). 

{4.} Why you should switch to a Pinterest Business Account (I just did it).

{5.} Good call, it is my obsession too. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

long weekend ready

Like any proper Southern Belle, I received a matching set of Vera Bradley luggage & accessories upon High School graduation. The hot pink motif was my signature look & it covered all of my luggage (weekend bag, flat iron cover, make-up box, school books tote, & hang-up bag), & went with me from my dorm room, to class, to holiday trips. I still have every piece, hoping to one day pass it on to my daughter. Even after almost 10 years post High School graduation, I am impressed with the pristine condition in which it has remained.
As I enter this new chapter of my life, I am excited to have a new set of Vera luggage coming with me. I am obsessed with this black & white print (love the pop of neon yellow!), & as always Vera blows me away with her attention to details. I can't be the only one who's love language is pockets! With inside & outside pockets for EVERYTHING, each piece that this brand puts out clearly has had extreme thought & consideration. 
{ What I Wore from work to travel: J.Crew Panama Hat // J.Crew Factory chambray shirt & black pants // Vera Bradley travel bag and make-up case ℅ }

My travel bag is ready to go for a long weekend trip to see my bestie in Texas this weekend, & I might be even more excited about my high level of organization than the outfits I have planned.
I also adore the new makeup case - with special pockets for brushes, make-up & larger skin care products. Check out my 3 must have travel products below:
While the quilted cotton bags from Vera will always be a classic in my book, I am also enamored with their new line of leather goods. Shop my favorites here: leopard wallet, drawstring backpack, accordion clutch, shoulder satchel.   

What are you long weekend plans? Packing bags for a trip? Or staying close to home?

This post is sponsored by Vera Bradley, through a partnership with Adorn Media Group, but all thoughts & reviews are my own.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Style File: Lisi Lerch

Excited to be linking up with my #BloggerBesties today for Julie Leah's Summer Style File featuring these fabulous tassel earrings from Lisi Lerch. You can shop your own pair here (or scroll down to see how you can enter to win a pair!)
I will be celebrating the end of Summer with tassel earrings and a white maxi dress this weekend. Regardless of whether or not you are putting your whites away for Fall/Winter, I advise you to keep the tassel earrings around! How fun is this poppy orange pair?
{ What I Wore: earrings ℅ Lisi Lerch // dress ℅ Chicwish // Jack Rogers sandals // sunglasses ℅ Krewe du Optic // shapewear ℅ Madienform }

all photos | Kate Davis Photography
How will you be celebrating Labor Day weekend?
 Be sure to enter to win a pair of your own tassel earrings below:

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

simple pleasures

{ What I Wore to the Farmer's Market: top ℅ Z Supply // jeans ℅ Hart Denim // Birkenstock Arizona sandals // tote ℅ Alternative Apparel // Ray Ban sunglasses // Kendra Scott druzy earrings & arrowhead necklace // Loren Hope bracelets (1, 2) }

all photos | Zipporah Photography 
Obsessed with the perfect basics I received from Z Supply. Denim that feels like PJs & a breezy top with Birks, that is what my Saturday dreams are made of. We have been having a surprisingly mild Summer here in Tennessee, that is until this week when it decided to be a MILLION degrees outside.Good thing this shirt pairs perfectly with ripped cut offs as well!
Find Z Supply Online: shop // Instagram // Facebook
P.S. Don't forget to enter to win the Mickey Lynn druzy bracelet giveaway here!

Monday, August 25, 2014

the lady in the watermelon shirt

{What I Wore after work: shirt ℅ MiH jeans // ASOS skirt // Steve Madden heels // bracelets ℅ Ellie & Ollie }

all photos | Zipporah Photography

black ballet flats for day, nude heels for night
How amazing are these bangles made of old coins and bullet casings?! Check out Ellie & Ollie to shop for your own. 
I cannot get enough of this watermelon print top (previously worn on our honeymoon here). In fact, I loved that my students called me "the lady in the watermelon shirt" the day I wore it to school last week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Shopping: Mickey Lynn Jewelry

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Seriously enamored with everything this Atlanta based designer puts out. And, it is your lucky day because Mickey Lynn is giving away on of the Sea Star bracelets on the blog now. Enter here!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

weekend reading: 08.23.14

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This weekend why don't you :: think {blush} pink for your Fall wardrobe
(shop the pink jacket trend 1 // 2 // 3)

{what you might have missed on Here&Now}
{1.} Giveaway with Mickey Lynn jewelry (& an outfit with some sweet drawstring pants). 

{2.} A pug update

{3.} How to date your friends

{4.} Wedding guest outfits on a budget! 

{5.}  My back to school organization. 

{posts I'm loving around the internets}
{1.} What to pack for college

{3.}  Obsessed with this style e-book

{4.} Your weekend guide to a better blog, tips for using the "like" button on Bloglovin'. 

{5.} Blogger tips for newbies (definitely things I wish I would have known!) 


Friday, August 22, 2014

druzy does it

{ What I wore: J.Crew Panama hat // J.Crew factory pants // Old Navy tee (similar) // DSW shoes // bracelets ℅ Mickey Lynn}

All photos | Zipporah Photography
To say that my style is trending towards more minimalistic tendencies would be an understatement. You can't beat a pair of (my as well be) pajama pants, lived in grey tee & a Panama hat. I am certainly drawn to the little details these days. Like these fabulous drusy bracelets from Mickey Lynn. I was introduced to this Atlanta based jewelry designer last month & it was love at first sight (as evidenced by Instagram here). And today I'm SUPER excited to be giving away one of the Mickey Lynn bracelets I am wearing above. 

To enter to win a "Sea Star" bracelet of your own, enter in the Rafflecopter widget below & be sure to check out Mickey Lynn online: website // Facebook // Instagram

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

pug life

Thank you to everyone who has reached out about the lack of pug photos in your Instagram feed lately. Tyler & I are currently experiencing "temporary housing" while we wait on our new apartment to be built. Unfortunately, where we temporarily live doesn't allow dogs, so my parents (the pugs call them Nonni & Poppi) are so graciously hosting the little fur babies out in the country at our home in Arkansas.

I truly didn't anticipate how hard it would be to be separated from our fur-children for 2 months. We have had Doug for 4 years, & Scout for about a year & a half, & in that time, they have become a part of our identify. If you meet me, I guarantee that the pugs make their way into the first 5 minutes of my conversation. People know me as "Doug's mom", & I'm not even a little bit ashamed that my friends consider me the crazy pug lady (the shared pictures/videos on my Facebook wall prove it).

Dogs have a funny way to charming their way into our hearts, & bringing us humans closer together. I can't walk the pugs down the street without strangers approaching me to ask about them, pet them, & generally gush (makes my heart swell with pug parent pride).

You might call me crazy (you non-dog people out there maybe), but I do feel like they are my children. Thinking about the day that Doug & Scout will no longer be sitting on my lap, shedding every living hair out of their tiny bodies by the second, brings me to tears. I want to make sure that my tiny, fur covered babies get the best possible life while they are with me. I often tell Tyler that I wish the pugs could talk for one day just so I could ask them if they feel loved (yep, I'm sappy like that!)

While the pugs are usually city pugs and don't see much "nature", I always keep them protected from what I can't see with K9 Advantix® II. If you are looking for great ways to keep your dogs safe from the "elements" check out the K9 Advantix® II brand in this great video.

The bond between you and your dog is a special one, and you’ll go to great lengths to keep your furry family member safe and healthy. K9 Advantix® II is a once-a-month topical application for dogs and puppies that REPELS and kills ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes.  Visit http://petparents.com/products  to learn more. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of K9 Advantix® II. The opinions and text are all mine.