Outfits

It feels good to see the start of a brand new month. May was great and full of adventure, but I couldn’t seem to stay on top of everything I wanted to accomplish. It just went by way too quickly. It was nice to travel to Asheville, see family and friends, and watch Steve play a few shows, but it was a whirlwind of a month. I’m happy to be back home, getting work done, and getting back into a blogging routine. Today I’m showing you all my new favorite casual fringe dress from Lulus (and it’s on sale!)
fringe dressfringe dressfringe dressSpeaking of being home, I really need to buckle down this weekend and finish some more things around the house. I feel like we’re still trying to settle in after a couple months. I need to empty a few more bins and baskets so I can start organizing our storage closet and basement. Then I can finally move on to starting a garden! I can’t wait to start growing my own herbs and vegetables. I also see a couple fruit trees in my future. I’m slowly adapting to this country life, but I’m loving it.

fringe dressFringe Dress– Lulus // Lace-Up Heels– Lulus // Necklace- Lee & Birch // Cuff Bracelet- Forever 21

fringe dressfringe dress I have to share some product love real quick. I ordered this foaming self tanner mousse from Loving Tan a week ago, and I’m obsessed with it. It’s so great for on the go, because it’s an instant tan while also building tan over time and lasts for a few days. It definitely makes me feel more confident for a night out with exposed legs and arms. (This is 100% not sponsored, I just really love this self tanner and highly recommend it.)

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fringe dressfringe dressTonight I’m going to watch Steve play a showcase at The Basement and then I have a weekend of no plans. I plan to catch up on some rest, get some work done, clean the house, and hopefully play outside a bit if it’s nice out.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Things are finally starting to calm down after a month of moving, cleaning out the old house, setting up a new home office so I can get back into my work routine. Our house is definitely feeling like home now. It’s so nice to wake up, make my coffee, and walk over to my office and have my routine back. I get all sorts of out of whack when my workday routine gets jacked. It feels good to feel normal again. This past Saturday I hosted a Lifestyle Blogging Basics workshop for the Nashville Blogging Collective. I love the girls I meet through that network so dang much. I always feel re-energized after meeting incredible like-minded Nashville bloggers. Special thanks to Tiffany of Tiff + Coco for inviting me to host the workshop! I had the best time.
Satin Bomber

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Sponsored by Zappos. 

I had so much fun this past weekend at the Zappos Friends with Benefits Road Show here in Nashville. I already had assumed the event would be awesome considering they were holding FREE pet adoptions, but everything had exceeded my expectations immediately upon arrival Saturday morning. I was greeted with an upbeat and friendly emcee who was openly inviting all pedestrians into the party for free craft beer, free champagne, free live music, free grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheeserie, and more! I couldn’t believe how generous the entire Zappos road show crew was. It was all just to say ‘thanks’ to their loyal customers over the years!

zappos road show

If you aren’t a part of it already, definitely sign up for Zappos rewards ASAP! With the Zappos rewards, you can get early access to major sales, free expedited shipping, and you earn points for every time you login, purchase, or leave a review! It’s so easy to rack up major points!

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If you ever take a peek into my closet, the number one pattern you’ll see is stripes. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, you name it, I buy it. Of course, I have a few pieces of floral prints thrown in there, but aside from a collection of mostly solid colors (black, grey, navy, white, and beige), you’ll see a whole lot of stripes.stripes
I grabbed this off-the-shoulder top from Forever 21 when browsing for blouses to include in my spring wardrobe. Of course my eyes immediately found something with stripes. I know I mentioned my casual attire due to my work-from-home job, but it sometimes takes a toll on my outfit creativity when I stick to cotton t-shirts and stretchy pants when I know I don’t have to go out in public. Sometimes simply putting on a flowy blouse or dressy top makes me feel a little more polished and ready for the day.
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breezy and brazen stripes

Top– Forever 21 // Jeans- Zara [similar] // Suede Trench Coat [NOW ON SALE!]– LuLu’s // Samantha Pleet Picnic Sandals- Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection // Necklace- Lee & Birch // Purse- H&M


I hope you all have a great week filled with warmth and sunshine! So excited for Daylight Savings time soon, too!

It’s funny, although I’m not a romantic person whatsoever, I love the theme that is associated with February. Pinks, reds, florals, candies, wines, and all things pretty. I had an incredible weekend that involved all of those things with some wonderful lady friends It was probably the girliest weekend I had in a while.

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On Saturday, I attended a #NashGalentines blogger brunch with local style bloggers hosted by Alex of Abundantly Alex and Olivia of Olivia Shea Style. I got to catch up with my friend Greta of Greta Hollar and meet TONS of new badass blogger babes. It was so nice to be in a room full of inspiring young women. We had cocktails, mini bundt cakes, and took photobooth photos while talking about the blogging community in Nashville and about how great it is to see women supporting each other.

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On Sunday, I had another lady brunch with some of my best girlfriends at Carli and Julie’s house, where I usually get to be the token American girl. They served grapefruit mimosas, heart shaped fruit, and red velvet waffles with ALL of the toppings. I’m pretty sure I cancelled out my last three weeks at the gym in one sitting. Oh well, it was glorious. It’s so good to be in the presence of friends who can have meaningful conversations about hardships, joy, pain, and life in general. I’m lucky to have celebrated the weekend with so many beautiful gals.

bell sleeves

bell sleeves

I’m on a bell sleeves kick lately. I want anything and everything with a wide, dramatic sleeve. I don’t know if it’s because it makes me feel witchy and fabulous or if it’s because it makes the rest of my bulky upper arms appear thinner, but I love them. This is probably the most feminine top in my entire closet, too.

bell sleevesTop- Forever 21 // Practice Makes Perfect High-Waisted Jeans– Lulus // Black Velvet Ankle Strap Heels– Lulus // Choker- Forever 21

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Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and wonderful week ahead!