Having attended college at the beach and spending hours soaking in the sunshine, it’s safe to say that my skin probably had a bit more exposure than it should. From a small sunburn here and there to times I didn’t even take my makeup off at night, I now look back and shake my head at my naive irresponsibility when it came to my skin. While I spent countless carefree hours catching rays in my early twenties, now that I’m officially in my late twenties (gasp!), I’ve become extra conscientious of each new freckle and fine line that takes up…

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Spring Essentials with Anthro
Downtown Raleigh

Spring Essentials with Anthro

You may have noticed over the last year that if there’s one retailer I seem to shop at more than the rest, it’s definitely Anthropologie. It’s nearly impossible these days for me to put an outfit together without including a piece from their store. Though I can’t get enough of Anthro’s whimsical, romantic, and carefree style, it’s also the employee’s at Anthropologie Durham that keep me coming back every time. Over the past year that I’ve been coming in their store, they’ve become so much more than just someone to get me a fitting room or check me out. From…

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Shopping Made Simple
Downtown Apex

Shopping Made Simple

If you’ve been following on my blog or on Instagram for a while, you’ve probably noticed either a “SHOP THE POST” section on by blog, or on Instagram something like this: @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/2qxJp #liketkit. Today I want to talk you through the ins and outs of shopping with my blog and Instagram, just in case you aren’t familiar with LIKEtoKNOW.IT and my “SHOP THE POST” scroll bar, and to introduce you to the new and exciting LIKEtoKNOW.it app! The LIKEtoKNOW.it APP STEP 1. Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app from the App Store STEP 2. Screenshot LIKEtoKNOW.it-enabled pics on Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest and across the mobile…

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The Final Touch
Downtown Raleigh

The Final Touch

 If you’ve been on the hunt for a new timepiece lately, then you may be aware of the overwhelming number of options that are out there. From modern and smart to classic and leather, to gold or rose gold, oversized or dainty and feminine, the options literally feel endless these days. Ironically enough, with the dependance of cell phones and technology, watches, for most, have become a mere accessory, rather than an everyday necessity on which we rely for functionality. Just because there’s been a shift in our timepiece’s purpose, doesn’t meant that isn’t still a vital part of our wardrobe.…

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Travel Vlog | Paris with HomeAway
Paris

Travel Vlog | Paris with HomeAway

I’m so excited to be sharing our very first travel vlog today! As I talked about here, during our stay in Paris, we had the amazing opportunity to stay in one of HomeAway’s ultra-chic Parisian apartments. It’s a place I literally am still dreaming about every day! We really couldn’t have had a better stay, and I can’t picture a more perfect way to embrace Paris as a “local” than by having our own home for the nine days we were there. I can’t wait to share with you a glimpse, film style, into our trip and a first hand look…

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Casual Camo
Downtown Apex

Casual Camo

Camo has been one of those patterns and trends that I’ve always shied away from. I’ve never known how to sport the look without looking like I was about to embark on a hunting adventure. Would the print overpower me? What do I pair with it to keep me from resembling a hillbilly? There are some girls who are blessed with being able to seamlessly pull off the look, but unfortunately, that just isn’t me. When I first saw these cargo pants at Anthropologie, I was immediately hopeful that they would be the answer to my prayers! With just a…

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Blowing Rock Getaway Guide: Where to Eat
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Getaway Guide: Where to Eat

I can’t remember a time growing up when taking a trip up to Blowing Rock, North Carolina wasn’t a part of our yearly routine. We used to just go in the fall, and it quickly became one of our most frequented vacation spots, even if it was just for a weekend or a day. If you’ve been following for a while, you may know that my family has owned a cabin up there for the last couple of years, so our trips have turned from a semi-annual occurrence to almost monthly! There are so many charming places to grab a…

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Valentine’s Day: Outfit + Gift Guide
Blowing Rock

Valentine’s Day: Outfit + Gift Guide

I’ve never been a huge advocate of Valentine’s Day in previous years, but the excitement of being newly engaged and in the midst of planning a wedding suddenly has me turning into the biggest romantic. Bring on the chocolate, roses, and heart-shaped candy! Life has been moving at light speed lately, and though I believe a relationship is about doing small gestures to show your love for one another all throughout the year, I can’t help but want to get dressed up and celebrate our love for one another in a traditional way as an engaged couple. That said, it raises some…

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A Lesson In Layering
Apex

A Lesson In Layering

We’ve had such a nice few days these last couple of weeks that it’s safe to say I’ve totally caught spring fever! How many more weeks until it’s officially here? Ugh! I’ve already started stocking up on some pieces I can’t wait to wear once the temps warm up, but for now I’m figuring out ways to style them to get me by until April. Keep reading below for the easiest couple of ways to style your favorite warm weather minis and blouses to keep you looking warm yet chic for the next couple of months! LAYER UP Just because a…

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Easy Morning Hair Routine
Apex

Easy Morning Hair Routine

Weekday mornings are always a challenge for me – to stay in bed and sleep in or to get up in time to do something with my hair other than throw it into a ponytail? It’s a never-ending battle! Usually, sleeping in wins. That was, until T3 Micro sent me their new featherweight compact blow dryer and straightener set to test out. At first I was a bit skeptical as to how much I would actually use it – having long hair I’ve always been an advocate of letting it air dry, as blow drying either took way too long, or left…

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