It may be hard to believe, but the holidays are already upon us! It seems like yesterday I was packing up my summer sundresses, but Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away. This truly is my favorite time of year – endless nights spent by the fire with the family, full bellies, and lots of love and laughter. But with the turkey dinners and weekly get-togethers, every year it raises the question of what to where for all of the festivities! Though it’s always tempting on Thanksgiving Day to reach for my most-loved pair of leggings (hello, elastic waistband), I…

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VLOG: A Bit Of A Mad Rush
Apex, North Carolina

VLOG: A Bit Of A Mad Rush

In this video, come with me to my Halloween party, attend an Anthropologie event, celebrate my engagement anniversary, go do one of my favorite holiday activities with my mom, and shoot content for the blog! UP NEXT Get ready for at least one video per week, published every Tuesday. There may be occasional weeks with a surprise extra video going live, so be sure to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know! SUBSCRIBE If you like what you see, don’t forget to like the video and hit the SUBSCRIBE button! We will be having more regularly published videos coming your way…

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Six Must Have Scarves for Fall
Blowing Rock, NC

Six Must Have Scarves for Fall

If I had to choose, I might dare to say that this season is my favorite in terms of accessories. Though I love a boater hat and silk neck-tie during the summer, it’s the cozier alternatives this time of year that are truly my favorites. From wool hats to boots and scarves, I can never seem to have enough. I mean, how many pairs of black booties does one really need, right? Though, admittedly, my accessories collection tends to get a bit out of control in the fall, I do try to be particular about what gets added to my…

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VLOG: And That’s How I Feel About This Week
Apex, North Carolina

VLOG: And That’s How I Feel About This Week

In this video, spend the week with me at home, getting advice from my hairdresser, finding the perfect sweater dress, doing lots of home improvement projects, and shopping with Ryan. I’m also answering one of my most asked questions! UP NEXT Get ready for at least one video per week, published every Tuesday. There may be occasional weeks with a surprise extra video going live, so be sure to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know! SUBSCRIBE If you like what you see, don’t forget to like the video and hit the SUBSCRIBE button! We will be having more regularly published…

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Season Staple: Sweater Dresses
Blowing Rock, NC

Season Staple: Sweater Dresses

The sweater dress is one style that’s held up through the trends throughout the years. Classic and simple, yet the perfect blend of feminine and cozy, makes it the only item I’m reaching for in my wardrobe this time of year. If you’ve been following my vlogs (you can catch up with them here), then you know I’ve been on the hunt for just the right dresses to fill my wardrobe this fall! From them being too short to too bulky, I’ve tried on and ruled out my fair share, but I’ve also found a few that were definite keepers!…

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Best of Blazers
Blowing Rock, NC

Best of Blazers

As I mentioned in my post about the top five trends for fall, blazers are back in a big way this season! The wardrobe staple is no longer just for business wear – it’s made a resurgence for casual weekend wear as well! I’ve always found pairing a blazer with a more casual look a bit intimidating in the past, fearing that it would make my look too formal or “stuffy”, but with the influx of menswear-inspired silhouettes available this year, my blazers are no longer such a scary piece to style in my wardrobe. I’m absolutely loving pairing an…

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VLOG: This Is My Morning View
Blowing Rock, NC

VLOG: This Is My Morning View

In this video, come with me on our weekend getaway to Blowing Rock, North Carolina where we cozy up in a cabin, take a drive to see the fall foliage, and shop in some of my favorite stores in Historic Downtown Blowing Rock! UP NEXT Get ready for at least one video per week, published every Tuesday. There may be occasional weeks with a surprise extra video going live, so be sure to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know! SUBSCRIBE If you like what you see, don’t forget to like the video and hit the SUBSCRIBE button! We will be…

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VLOG: It’s Just Been One of Those Days
Apex, North Carolina

VLOG: It’s Just Been One of Those Days

In this video, come with me during a normal work week as I prep for an upcoming fall getaway, share my secret on how I curl my hair in five minutes, find the perfect turtleneck sweater, talk about how I deal with having bad days, and head to dinner in downtown Raleigh with friends! Up Next Get ready for at least one video per week, published every Tuesday. There may be occasional weeks with a surprise extra video going live, so be sure to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know! Subscribe If you like what you see, don’t…

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Pretty in Pearls
New York City

Pretty in Pearls

It’s no secret that my style airs on the more the sophisticated and feminine side. With style icons like Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, I’ll always choose to remain a classic over following the trends. Simple silhouettes and understated beauty has always been my style philosophy. When it comes to accessorizing, there’s nothing more old-school and classic than popping on some pearls. I love the vintage and sophisticated vibe it instantly adds to my look. The last few seasons we’ve been seeing the best of both worlds – the classic pearl has become a full-fledged trend! Pearls are adorning everything…

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Vlog: I Wasn’t Going to do This, But…
Raleigh

Vlog: I Wasn’t Going to do This, But…

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! I’m so excited to share that I’m officially kicking off my weekly vlogs this week! Instead of waiting for upcoming trips or special events, I’m looking forward to sharing the in’s and out’s of my daily life. Whether I’m at home, out shopping, or jet-setting off on my next adventure, all are parts of me that I’m excited to be able to share. The M.A. Times is all about sharing stories of style, beauty, and travel, and doing it via YouTube is the next step that I’m so ready for! In this video, come with me as…

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