While most regions of the country are still facing some seriously scorching summertime temps, I was able to get away and catch some cooler air up in the mountains of North Carolina. It’s one of my favorite places to escape to, especially this time of year (you can see my travel guide here). Though it’s still far too early for the leaves to turn and nights by the bonfire to commence, we did have enough of a crisp to the air to start layering on our favorite cozy basics. This knit open-front cardigan from Anthropologie proved to be the perfect…

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Making the Most of Your Maxis
Blowing Rock

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…

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My #NSale Purchases
Raleigh

My #NSale Purchases

Madewell Denim (some sizes still available) · Lush Tee (watch for restock) · BP. Cardigan (watch for restock) · Vince Camuto Booties (most sizes and colors still in stock) · Rebecca Minkoff Bag (love this style included in sale) Madewell Denim | Sale: $89.90 / After Sale: $135.00 | Madewell denim has always been on of my favorite fits – so when a pair was included in the sale, I couldn’t resist! I love the distressing and raw hem – they are the perfect weekend jean. I’m 5’4 and these jeans actually fit like an ankle pant! I ordered my true size (26) and…

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Redefining your White Blouse
Raleigh

Redefining your White Blouse

If there’s a staple that can be found in any girl’s wardrobe, my best guess is that it would be a basic white button down. It’s hands-down one of the most versitle pieces a woman can own – from dressing it up under a suit blazer to dressing it down with a pair of boyfriend denim. It’s my go-to item in my closet for easily achieving that effortless “I just woke up but still look chic” style that Parisian women seem to be born with. Over the past several years of cycling through white button-up after white button-up, I decided…

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How to Style your LBD for Summer
Savannah

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…

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The Skirt of Summer
Savannah

The Skirt of Summer

Every summer it’s inevitable that I fall prey to at least one trend. Whether it be 90’s slip dresses or cut-out dresses, I can always look back on each summer and link it to a specific fashion trend. Becoming obsessed with one trend in particular this summer, however, was easier than ever. It was actually love at first sight – and then began the hunt to find just the perfect piece to add to my Summer 2017 Wardrobe. What was this infactuating item, you may ask? Well, let me introduce you to the ruffle midi. Ever since I saw my…

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Best of: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Style

Best of: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

With the first few days of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s early-access well under way, I’ve had a couple of days to shop the sale myself, get my first picks in the mail, and put together some thoughts on what I think are the best buys this year. This sale, though one of my favorites, can definitely be overwhelming. There’s a lot to comb through, a lot of opinions about “the top five must haves” and just information overload in general. Instead of putting together scrollbars with tons of options for pants, boots, sweaters, etc., I’m doing something a little more simple this…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017
Charleston

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s one of the best times of the year (no, I’m not talking about the holidays just yet)! The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner, and just incase you aren’t sick of hearing about it or don’t know about it yet, I’m here to fill you in on exactly what you need to know to shop the sale with success. I’ve mentioned previously that I’m not a huge sale shopper myself, but this is one sale that I never miss out on. Wondering why? Keep reading below to find out what the #NSale is all about! What…

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Sunshine Jumpsuit in Charleston
Charleston

Sunshine Jumpsuit in Charleston

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a retro-inspired piece, especially during summertime travels. When venturing to charming historic towns, I always feel it’s the perfect time to become more playful with my wardrobe and allow those vintage vibes to shine. The moment I saw this sunshine yellow jumpsuit at Anthropologie, I instantly knew it would be coming with me on all of my summer escapes. There’s something about an all over print (that slightly reminds me of something you’d see on a 1970’s style wallpaper) that I just can’t resist. Paired with a culotte-style leg and a crossbody…

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Firsts with Fossil
Style

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…

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