Making the Most of Your Maxis

Remember that gorgeous maxi dress you bought for that special wedding or event you had to attend last summer? If you’re anything like the me, the answer is “barely,” because it’s been so long since you’ve had a reason to pull it back out of your closet. While it’s pretty much a given that a maxi can be dressed up for a special occasion (hello heels), it’s sometimes harder to justify pulling our prettiest pieces of our wardrobe back out for less formal days. With the help of accessories, it’s easy to turn your most loved, yet least worn, dresses…

How to Style your LBD for Summer

When I think summer wardrobe, my mind immediately goes towards whites, pastels, and floral printed fabrics. I’ve always followed the simple equation of higher temps equals a lighter colored ensemble. However, only a month into summer and scorching temps, I’m already finding myself reaching for something a little more unpredictable for this time of year. Instead of my usual pastel picks, I started gravitating towards darker shades – in particular my little black dresses that have been sitting neglected since last fall. I was pleased to discover that some of my favorite LBD’s remain completely appropriate for this season (regardless…

Firsts with Fossil

There are many things in a girl’s life that she will always remember. Her first dance, her first pair of high heels, and if you’re anything like me, the first time you became infatuated with the classiness of luxury accessories. I worked in retail when I was a college, and the store across from mine was Fossil. I remember standing in the front of the store I worked in, staring over into Fossil, daydreaming about what it would be like to be one of the girls walking out of the store with their signature timepiece in tow. Fast forward nearly…

The Scent of Summertime

With each changing of season it brings about changes to my daily routine. While I’ve already spoken to my shift in wardrobe and accessories when summer rolls around, there is one other aspect of my daily lifestyle that changes: my beauty routine. While I have regular favorites when it comes to makeup, I can’t help but love to experiment with new scents for summertime. The warm sun-soaked air and blooming flowers inspires me to change my fragrance into something more light and crisp to compliment the changes in my surroundings. The moment I smelled Miu Miu’s L’eau Bleue for the first…

Keeping Time with Tory Burch

I’ve written a lot lately about the significance of a timepiece on completing a look. Whether you’re headed to the office and need a sophisticated and chic piece or dressing your ensemble down with a less formal leather option, there’s a watch for every outfit and every occasion these days. With summer on the horizon and escapes to a sunnier place in mind, my weekend getaway wardrobe suddenly takes a shift from business and briefcases, to brunch and beach wear. While updating your wardrobe with the season’s chicest sundresses and straw hats may come naturally, updating your timepiece to compliment…

Louise et Cie Bag Giveaway

When I first discovered Louise et Cie handbags a couple of years ago, it was love at first wear. I’d had a serious love affair with their shoe collections prior, but receiving my first handbag from them was a complete game changer! From the perfect size and structure, to just the right about of pockets inside and out, everything about their bags are high quality absolute perfection. This bag is easily one of my favorites I’ve ever owned. From the perfect shade of pink to the detail on the handle – it’s so dreamy! Each one of their bags has…

How To: Glam Waves

It’s no secret that I’ve spent the better part of my twenties trying to emulate the style of the 1960’s. The feminine and ultra chic flair to dressing from that era is something I’ve always been drawn to. From the likes of Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn, these women had a knack for fashion. However, one thing I’ve learned along the way is that simply wearing their styles isn’t enough to achieve the full vintage-inspired look. The key is in taking it one step further – it’s all in the details. From the perfect cat-eye and bold red lip, to…

HauteLook x kate spade new york Shopping Event

The official start to summer may still be over a month away, but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about this season’s chicest getaways. When thinking of summer vacations, my mind immediately sees flashbacks to another time – to the pages of Slim Aaron’s A Place in the Sun, where my eyes endlessly admire the “beautiful people doing beautiful things in beautiful places”. From the Amalfi Coast, to Palm Springs, and the beaches of Saint-Tropez, each perfectly styled vacation look has me inspired to give my getaway wardrobe a retro feel. If there’s one designer that knows how to do…

Mother’s Day Sentiments with The Bouqs

For as long as I can remember, I have turned to my mom for everything. No matter how big or small a struggle I had, she was always my go-to for advice. As it turns out, the saying “mom knows best” holds true merit. Hearing her voice on my shoulder throughout any tough choice is the comfort and support I need to get me through any dilemma. While if I went into all the lessons my mother has taught me over the years, we’d be here until next Mother’s Day, there are a couple of lessons she taught me that have forever…

Spring Dressing for Cold Climates

It’s officially springtime! Along with longer days, later nights, and florals blooming on every corner, it also means the return of flirty sundresses, open toed sandals, and sweet pastel hues. But, just because the calendar chimes it’s time for spring, doesn’t mean that your climate is necessarily on the same page. Though we’re expecting temperatures in the seventies in North Carolina next week, what do you do if your springtime style fantasies are being squashed me the remainder of winter’s chill? Welcome, the springtime sweater dress! Springtime Sweater Dresses This Rachel Parcell dress had me covered last week when we…