If you’ve been following on Instagram, you may have seen that I spent the last couple of weeks traveling – starting with a relaxing weekend in one of my favorite places, Charleston! When planning our trip back, we knew immediately that we couldn’t wait to return to our home away from home at Belmond Charleston Place. Located in the heart of downtown Historic Charleston, its prime location, impeccable service, and luxurious experience is one that can’t be beat. The Hotel & Location First, let’s talk decor. As you might can tell from the photos above, not one stone was left…

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Louise et Cie Bag Giveaway
Raleigh

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…

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How To: Glam Waves
Belmond Charleston Place

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…

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HauteLook x kate spade new york Shopping Event
Raleigh

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…

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Mother’s Day Sentiments with The Bouqs
Living

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…

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A Short Story
Raleigh

A Short Story

When curating a summer wardrobe, selecting flirty sundresses and breezy blouses has never been an issue for me. I always wind up having far more than I actually need. The problem in building up my summer selections, for me, comes when picking the perfect pairs of shorts to round out my wardrobe. Whether it be a matter of them being too short, too tight, too long, or just too youthful feeling, shopping for shorts suddenly becomes a dreaded chore. Stepping into the fitting room with a handful of shorts, knowing already none of them would fit the bill, was always agony…

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Black & White
Apex

Black & White

When it comes to summer dressing, our minds tend to shift to all things light and airy. Our color palettes take a turn towards pastel, our fabric selections air on the side of sheer, and our accessories become minimal. While I have no qualms against blush pink and baby blues working their way into my ensemble this time of year, I’m also a little hesitant to let go of some of my most loved accessories from the fall and winter, aka, my little black handbags. It was a few years ago when I realized just how chic of a combination…

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What I Wore on Instagram: Spring Edition
Raleigh

What I Wore on Instagram: Spring Edition

Anthropologie Dress | Anthropologie Necklace | Saint Laurent Bag (similar) Rachel Parcell Dress | Kat Mackonie Shoes (similar) | Saint Laurent Bag (similar) | Frame Blouse Asos Blouse | River Island Skirt (similar) | Fossil Bag | Nordstrom Hairbow  Asos Dress | Louise et Cie Bag | Rebecca Minkoff Sandals | Asos Sunglasses Topshop Dress | Cult Gaia Bag | Urban Outfitters Hair Rings | Madewell Earrings Anthropologie Dress | Straw Bag (similar) | Rebecca Minkoff Sandals | Hair Ribbon (similar) Maggy London Dress (similar) | Louise et Cie Sandals (similar)  Anthropologie Top | Anthropologie Pants | Cult Gaia Bag |…

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Minimal Chic
Downtown Raleigh

Minimal Chic

While it’s a nice thought that I have the time and energy to get dressed up and a sweet dress and a pair of heels every day, the reality is I spend a lot of time in my more casual pieces. Something denim and something striped is usually my fool-proof formula for my “off-duty” days. When my schedule calls for getting things done, it’s best I choose pieces for their functionality rather than their fashion. Switching up my attire also means a shift in selecting my accessories. Instead of opting for a clutch or sleek black crossbody, I’ll switch up…

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Living in Linen
Apex

Living in Linen

With spring well underway and summertime quickly approaching, my mind is only going one place: answering the ultimate question of where to vacation this coming season? For every sun-filled escape, unavoidably comes my automatic census of my wardrobe to answer my next question: what to pack? There are definitely those timeless summer essentials that are on all of our lists. From straw sun hats and oversized sunnies to itty bitty bikinis and a little white dress, I have built up a list of staples that get packed on each trip out of town. This spring, I’ve discovered a new obsession that…

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