Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 has been quite a tumultuous year, and I can't say that I have any hesitation to say goodbye to it! Here's a look back at the ups and downs of the last year. 

101 in 1001

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I really love the idea of the 101 in 1001 Challenge: 101 goals, in 1001 days. This equates to just under three years. It's a great way to keep track of long- and short-term goals. If I start this on New Year's Day, my 1001 days will be up on September 28, 2018. I'll have just turned 27 (yikes!). So, without further ado, here are my 101.

Canoeing Adventures (& A Peek at My Tattoos!)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Trevor and I spent the weekend canoeing with some of our friends. It was actually very warm out but it was a beautiful day! 

Thanksgiving 2015

21 Day Fix Bananas Foster

Monday, November 16, 2015

You might have read this post about the 21 Day Fix, a 3-week super diet. The diet does allow treats three times a week, but if you're like me, dessert is a must-have. Like, every day. Bananas Foster is pretty much my all-time favorite dessert, so I decided to mix it up a little bit and make it 21 Day Fix friendly! 

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Trev and I threw a Halloween party last Saturday (since I'll be at the Taylor Swift concert on Halloween!), so I needed a costume. 

Highs and Lows

12 South

Thursday, October 22, 2015

This past week was so much fun! I loved getting to spend time with one of my best friends, Dixie, and exploring new places. I've visited her in Nashville before, twice. The first time, I helped her girlfriend propose! The second time, I went shopping for a wedding dress. Both trips were only a few days. This one was a whole week! 

Fall Creek Falls

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Last week, I flew to Nashville to visit one of my best friends, Dixie. Even though we both had some work to finish up, we made time to explore Nashville, Murfreesboro (the town where she lives), and some nearby state parks. 

Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A quick snap of these amazing new shoes from TopShop (almost sold out)! I'm a little bit obsessed. 

Other Outfit Details:
Tank Top: Banana Republic
Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT
Purse: Michael Kors
Jeans: American Eagle

Instagram Round-Up: A Summer of Outfits

Friday, October 2, 2015

What I've Been Wearing Lately

A couple pieces that basically capture my summer wardrobe.

Why I'm Turning My Back on the Wedding - Temporarily

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why I'm Turning My Back on the Wedding -

Photo by Jake and Dannie Photography

21 Day Fix

Save the Date!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I can't believe it's been almost three months since I posted on here. It feels like so much has happened - I'll catch you all up as quickly as possible! The most exciting thing (for me, at least) has been all the wedding prep. We got our engagement photos done in May and I love how they turned out!


Little Brother's Big Day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I am so proud of my little brother for graduating kindergarten! We had a great day at his graduation and then went to celebrate in St. Augustine, Florida. Congrats to Jacob! 

My Nordstrom Sale Picks: $200-$300

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Here are some of my top picks. I especially love the black DVF jumper and the Frame Denim cashmere sweater! Have you checked out the sale yet? More posts on Memorial Day sales coming soon!  

For product info and links, check out my Polyvore


On the Playground is Where I Spent Most of My Days

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Trevor and I both had a day off together so went spent a fun day getting goofy on a local playground!

Hippie at Heart

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 When I first brought this top home, Trevor was less than thrilled. To put it in acronyms, he was more "WTF" than "OMG." When I put it on, his opinion changed right away. It definitely looks better on than on the hanger! 

Maxi Dress Mini Post

Summer Whites & Snow Cones

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trevor and I both had the morning off so we went to the mall to find some books at Barnes & Noble. We snapped a few pictures and then spotted a snow cone vendor - a summer day staple! Another summer day? Bright whites! 

Date Night

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trev and I went on an impromptu night out after a long day at work (13 hours!). I threw on a dress that's been hanging in my closet for ages and we went out for Italian. I've had this dress for years and have only worn it a couple of times. I know I've seen a lot of dresses that look better on the hanger than they do on me, but this one is the exact opposite. I never think I want to put it on until I'm wearing it and I remember how cute it is (at least in my opinion).

Etsy Pick of the Week: Be My Bridesmaid Cards

Thursday, May 7, 2015

If your guy has popped the question, and now you're ready to ask your girls, do it with this beautiful card! Find it here!

Our Engagement Party!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

My fiancé and I at our engagement party afterparty! 

Wedding Prep: Your Ultimate Wedding Flower Checklist

Do you want all of the flowers listed above, or just a few? This checklist is meant to be extensive - you probably won't need everything listed here. Use this list as a jumping off point when you begin discussions with your florist. 


Costa Rica Crocodile Cruise

Monday, April 27, 2015

Selfies with crocodiles because, why not? When in Costa Rica...

Costa Rica Style: Lady in Lace

Thursday, April 23, 2015

When I was packing for Costa Rica, I didn't expect to be going out. I don't know why; I knew I was going to be with a group of college age kids. But I didn't pack any dresses or sandals or anything really. I brought along this lace kimono as a beach cover up, but it added a nice touch of dressiness to an otherwise boring jeans and tank top. 

When Life Feels "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The art above is by Annette Castro of The Rustic Orange. She has beautiful, hand-painted wood signs with a variety of phrases ranging from romantic to inspirational. I follow her on instagram and not only is she a great artist, she's a great person as well! I love motivational quotes and prints for when I'm feeling a little down and out, and I have to admit I've been feeling that way a lot lately. Here's whats going on, and my best ways to deal. 

Primary Colors

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Interrupting all the Costa Rica posts with a fashion post from over the weekend! Trevor and I were shopping for something I could wear for our upcoming engagement shoot with Jake and Dannie Studio

Costa Rica: Friday in San Jose, Saturday Travels

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Inbioparque in San Jose, Costa Rica

Our first day of the trip was mostly traveling. We got to the airport at 5am, and were in San Jose around 1pm. They were giving out free shots of Jameson at the airport, which seemed like a pretty good start to Spring Break to me. We exchanged our dollars into the Costa Rican currency, colones, and bought some empanadas for about 800 colones each (only about $1.25 but it certainly felt like a lot more when I handed over 5,000!).

Our first meal in Costa Rica! I ordered completely in Spanish! 

Adventure April: Summer Travel Essentials - Part 1

Friday, April 3, 2015

In case you didn't read my Costa Rica post, I have decided that April is going to be dedicated to posts about travel, so I'm starting a month-long series called April Adventures! To start, I wanted to share with you some things I always make sure to pack for a summer vacation! 

My Costa Rican Adventure!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A week and a half in paradise with my fiancé turned out to be exactly the vacation I needed. Here are a few quick pics of the trip!

Costa Rica Style: Travel Light

Monday, March 30, 2015

Trevor and I have been in Costa Rica for the past ten days! (For those of you who didn't know - surprise!) It was definitely a blast and I'll be writing a looooooong blog post about everything we did, but first I'm going to keep things simple with a fashion post.

Wedding Wednesday - My Picks from the Kate Spade Surprise Sale!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

If I've said it before,  I'll say it again: I just can't seem to resist a good sale! At when Kate Spade's wedding collection is on sale? Just take my damn money. Now, not everything from the wedding collection is on sale, but here are my faves that are. 

One Dress, Three Ways: Date Night

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This dress is so girly and fun, it's a quick pick for a night out with my fiancé. I kept the accessories minimal (as I always tend to do), but brought in a little glamour with my makeup. 

Weekend Steals & Deals

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I am a sucker when it comes to sales. I'm pathetic. Like a moth to a flame. Apparently, now is a great time for sales (and a terrible time for my wallet). If you're looking to shop, now's the time. 

One Dress, Three Ways: Casual

Beauty Mark: My Top Three Blackhead Busters

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I don't know about you, but I could spend hours in front of the mirror, obsessing over each and every blackhead I can possibly find. I am a committed exterminator of blackheads, discontent with even the smallest scattering across my nose (which, let's face it, we all have). 

I love to do face masks and mask-like products, so I thought I'd share my three favorites. 

Girl's Night Out

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February in Florida means the temperature fluctuates between about 40 degrees and 80 degrees. Oftentimes, it will be about fifty in the morning, and heat up to 75 by midday. I try to mix warm weather and cool weather clothes. Also, I'm wearing my jeans as much as possible before it gets too hot. This look was for a girls' date night with my friend, Diana. 

Life Lately

Monday, February 23, 2015

I just realized that it's been almost a solid two weeks since my last blog post. Things have been really hectic lately! That doesn't mean, though, that it's been all work and no play! The photo above is me and two of my best friends, Ashlee (far left), and Alicia (middle). I've known both of them since tenth grade, which was almost ten years ago (yikes!). 

The Prints and I

The Girl With a Faux Pearl Earring.
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