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New York City Bachelorette Recap

outfit details: varsity jacket // t-shirt // sneakers // similar jeans // handbag // similar sunglasses My sister's wedding is almost here (next weekend!) so what better time than now to share a recap of her amazing bachelorette party in New York, New York.  We came, we ate, we conquered.  All
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Blue+White Striped Flutter Top

I know a lot of people say "I need all the coffee today" and it's like "yeah, yeah whatever #basic."  But really, and I mean really really, I need all the coffee I can get today.  Lately I cannot seem to get enough sleep!  For instance, last night: I went
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Sassy Palm Print Maxi

I posted this maxi dress a few weeks ago (gosh the time has flown by!) and y'all absolutely blew me away with all of the amazing responses.  I'm so glad you loved it!  And now it's finally here on the blog, in detail, for you to see.  I call this
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Embroidered Off The Shoulder Dress

One of my favorite things about Charlotte is all the hidden gems that you can find around the city.  Our favorite spot is South End, which is where these photos were taken.  In addition to some of the best restaurants and an amazing brewery scene, you'll find a lot of
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Charleston Weekend + Instagram Recap

As I mentioned on Instagram we spent this past weekend in Charleston capturing our friends' engagement photos.  It was very busy, but so much fun!  We drove down on Friday afternoon, grabbed dinner on Shem Creek, then spent all day Saturday finding the perfect spots around the city.  Trent and
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wrap bracelets + how to wear

If you've been following me on Instagram, then you may remember I announced on my stories that I had finally posted my first YouTube video. Well, the full blog post is finally here!  I was so excited to receive my new Victoria Emerson wrap bracelets and couldn't wait to share
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pink martini knit shrug

outfit details: knit shrug // similar necklace here & here // hoop earrings // similar dress // similar sandals I'm currently sitting on my sofa catching up on Monday night's episode of The Bachelor.  Who do you think Arie will end up with in the end?  Do you watch?  I wasn't a dedicated
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my latest shoe obsession

So I was doing some browsing on one of my favorite retail sites, Nordstrom.com, and came across these adorable cream mules with blue and white striped laces.  It was love at first site.  I knew I had to have them! They are a little more than I usually spend on
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tips for transitioning to spring

As I'm writing this post the weather app I use is saying the high in Charlotte today is 77 degrees (F).  Earlier this week we were in the 40's.  Obviously mother nature is taking a sharp turn into the Spring season and it's time to start thinking about transitioning our
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Velour is Back in Action

Well folks, I hate to break it to you, but velour is back!  The quintessential Juicy Couture tracksuit has somehow arisen from its sequin grave, riding the wave of the velvet trend to put itself back in the spotlight.  There are versions of it everywhere right now from Adidas to
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Gift Guide for Her

Thankfully for me (last minute shopper here!) December seems to be going by slowly, so there is still time to get the perfect gift for your loved ones.  I've included my favorite items for the fashionista, beauty guru, home decorator and more!  Plus, they're all organized by price point: splurge,
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Plaid Poncho Under $40

outfit details: plaid poncho // bodycon dress // over-the-knee boots // similar necklace // lipstick Poncho's are a great way to add layers and style this season.  They're easy to throw on over jeans or over a great dress, like I have in this look.  Not to mention, ponchos add warmth
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cozy sweater from the flowerloft

Prior to my current career as a freelance professional and blogger, I worked in retail.  I was aggressively pursuing the pathway of becoming a buyer and worked for several major department stores, including Neiman Marcus.  It was there that my career began out of college and where I met Lauren,
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floral bomber + the perfect tank

I always try to find pieces for my closet that I know I can style various ways throughout the year in order to get the most bang for my buck.  You may not know this about me, but when it comes to clothes I'm stingy.  There are certain items that
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destructed denim jacket

It's finally Fri-YAY!!!!  I couldn't be more excited for the weekend.  We have so much to get done around the house (like putting up laundry I folded on Monday).  Plus, tonight we're going to Craft Growler Shop for their Friday Movie Night.  In honor of fast-approaching Halloween they're showing Nightmare
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spring essentials with lauren sims

Photos by: Lindsey Shea Photography Striped shirt | Cutoff shorts | Leather sandals | Tan saddle bag | Earring | Beaded tassel bracelets | Sunglasses | Lip color Hi guys! Lauren Sims here from laurenkaysims.com. First of all I just wanted to say how excited I am to get to
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cape blazer

cape blazer // scarf neck blouse // black pants // booties (similar) // ring  Happy Monday!  I've had to take a short break from the blog this past week because of some big changes happening in my life.  I'm excited to say that I recently received a promotion at work (YAY) and
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metallic flats

It's the beginning of the work week *sigh* and the temperature has dropped.  Yesterday it was grey and gloomy; it threatened rain outside all day.  So I've decided to throw on these rose gold flats to put a little more pep in my step on this Monday. Metallic shoes are
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