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Easter Dress Ideas + A Reason to Rejoice

I have always loved Easter Sunday; it is just such a special holiday to spend time with my family and celebrate our risen Savior! Fashion wise, it always seems to salute spring's arrival with pinks, greens, and yellows covering sundresses and metallic and nude wedges being the footwear of choice. I've rounded up some great dresses and wedges for you below- any of these would be perfect for Easter service! And then read on, because this day has a beautiful reason to rejoice!
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Mellow Yellow


So this weekend Florida got something unexpected- a cold snap! Y'all I had to pile on the jeans/boots/sweaters/blanket scarves to stay warm! I sure wasn't expecting a "brrrr" moment in March!! Thankfully we are quickly warming up again, so I am celebrating in a bright yellow ensemble in hopes that it will coax the sun to stick around! ha! Do you think wearing bright colors makes you warmer, because I'm brighter than the sun?! :)
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Sunday Scripture


Lately I've really been challenging myself to run to God first instead of last. I often ask Him for what I want first, but when wonderful things are happening He's the last person I celebrate with. But since all blessings come from our sweet Lord, doesn't he deserve my first words of joy and thankfulness? I have a habit of thinking I'm "lucky" when the good is happening, but when the times of sorrow or need come, that's when I pray fervently. I want to pray with that fervent passion in ALL times- and especially in times of celebration! I want the Lord to know how thankful I am for all He is doing in my life, because there is so much goodness in every day!

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Currently Obsessing Over… {v. 29}


Oh em gee y'all! This week flew by at warp speed! Every day at work I blinked and *boom* it was 5:30 and I was off to a Junior League meeting! Friends, I just wish time would slow down a teeny weeny bit… don't you? 

I'm really excited for this weekend because the only plans I have are fun ones!! Yippee Skippee!! I get to see one of my besties in Auburndale for a party Saturday & then I have a JL Bridal Shower for one of our sweet gals Sunday! Can't wait to see all my friends! 

Now onto all the things that are making me swoon this week! Let's go!
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The Preppy Look for Less

One of the things I most wanted to do when starting my blog was share brands that I "discovered" (or at the very least weren't mainstream yet!) I love shopping with local or up and coming designers, and what's more fun than sharing these fab finds with your friends?! So, today I'm super excited to share one of my up-and-coming favorite brands with you, Crown & IvyCrown & Ivy is a proprietary brand found exclusively at Belk (a southern department store) and they are beyond preppy and fun! I love that they have timeless and classic silhouettes in cheeky patterns (like the bee print dress below). Most of the price points are under $100- which is just wonderful! Have you ever shopped Crown & Ivy before?



Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one! We're halfway through the week!!

Disclaimer: This post was in no way sponsored by Belk or Crown & Ivy, I just love them a whole bunch and wanted to share them with my readers! 

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Pretty in Pink


If you post the same skirt two days in a row, that must mean you really love it right? ;) It's no big secret that these easy skirts are my very favorite! When you find those pieces that fit just right, and are incredibly easy to style, you stockpile! (Oh, that's just me? oops!) #oneineverycolor

To mix up my style today, I added a tank and a bright cardigan. It's a simple formula that works time and time again- and I always love it so! This looks is perfect for the office too (and goodness knows that every office can use a little more color!) ;) 
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For the Birds


Happy Monday y'all! I hope your weekend was a wonderful one, mine sure was! I love weekends that are filled with creativity and inspiration- they just get you so ready to tackle the week ahead! (And I needed it- I have meetings every night this week. Whew!) On to today's look… 

I think we can all agree that Spring is pretty much the best season ever! I will never get over my love of bright color, playful prints, and glorious weather… my heart is just so happy in the Spring! I have to tell you a little secret about this outfit… I actually found it in my archives of un-posted outfits! It was just so perfect for celebrating spring that I had to break it out and share it with you! :)

This top came with the fabric belt and it is actually supposed to go around your middle, but I thought it was perfect to turn it into a fun belt with this skirt! Also, if you can't read my bangle it has one of my favorite quotes on it, "Well behaved women rarely make history." It's just the right amount of cheeky don't you think?! 
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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 28}

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Happy first day of SPRING!! Is it just me or do you  feel like we've been waiting forever for it to get here?! Although Florida's weather has felt like Spring for a few weeks now, i'm thrilled to have the season officially here! Bring on the the sunshine, sundresses, sandals and surf!

Now here's my Friday Fab Five for the week... :)

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The Great Bag Debate

So I've finally made a B-I-G decision… I want my new Spring bag to be a Barrington Tote (and trust me y'all that's taken me weeks to figure out)! But now comes the reeeeaaaally hard part- picking a color and a pattern! So I need input from the most fashionable girls I know… YOU! Below are my top 4- which one do you think is ready for a spring fling with me?!

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Now Trending: Delicate Jewelry

There has been a not-so-subtle trend in jewelry as of late, and that has been a shift from large, statement jewelry to delicate jewelry. Now, I love the loud & proud look of my favorite statement necklaces, but there is something so gentle and feminine about these delicate looks that I can't deny my love for! Especially in the summer when I'm wearing such loud prints and it's so hot and sticky (#thanksFlorida), these delicate pieces are going to be a wardrobe lifesaver!

Shop some of my favorites below (just click on an image to go straight to the retailer):

So, what do you think of the delicate jewelry trend? Are you loving it?!

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Turquoise + Pink (And Flamingos Too!)


Happy St Patty's Day y'all! (let's just get this out of the way… turquoise counts as green right?!) ;) This holiday has always been such a funny one to me, but I'm all about a color-coded holiday and drinking a beer so I'm not complaining! ha!

With the gorgeous weather we've been having, it's been my full belief that bright on bright is better! So it was a no-brainer to pair this adorable flamingo tee with my Lilly skirt and call it a day! I'm also obsessed with these tassel necklaces I picked up recently- they add the perfect pizzaz to any look! How are you celebrating the coming of Spring?! 

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Weekending: Gator Style

Like I told y'all about on Friday, I spent this weekend in Gainesville (home of the Florida Gators) so my sister could do a campus tour and learn more about some of the programs she's interested in. It's so crazy that she's looking at colleges, because she was 8 when I went off to school at UF, so to think she's almost 18 and ready for this next life step makes me want to say "slow down time"!! 

We had so much fun looking all around campus and I loved sharing all my memories with her! I've got my fingers and toes crossed that my sweet sis is the next girl in the family to wear orange & blue! :) (PS- sorry to my dad who didn't make it in any pics since he was so busy taking them!) 

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Sunday Scripture


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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 27}

What difference would it make in your life if you had an absolutely unshakable confidence in your ability to achieve anything you really put your mind to?

I can't thank y'all enough for your sweet birthday wishes this week! You really know how to make a girl feel special! I'm actually going to keep the party going this weekend with my family and am headed up to my Alma Mater, the University of Florida, so my sister can talk to some admissions counselors about the programs she's interested in (#stopgrowingup)! I can't believe it's time for her to think about college! Since my mom, sister, and I are all March babies (sorry dad) we thought it would be super fun to spend the weekend at UF celebrating! I can't wait to be back on my old stomping grounds!! :)

Here's what else is making my heart skip a beat this week:

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Thursday Thoughts


Good Morning y'all! As you may have noticed things have been a little quieter around here this week than normal. I don't have any great or dramatic excuse, other than being incredibly busy. I apologize for the radio silence, but will be back tomorrow with a fabulous weekly round-up as well as a full week of fun posts I've been working on for next week! Thanks for hanging with me and I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! XO

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Cheers to 27 Years!


Well friends, I can hardly believe it, but today is my 27th birthday! I've got so many emotions running through me today as I get another year closer to 30 "wiser", but mainly I'm just excited to celebrate! 26 was a roller-coaster of a year, and I'm hoping this fresh new year brings a whole lot of joy and happiness :) But for today, it's all about the #popfizzclink ! 
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Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking...

… Name that movie! :)

Now that we have hit March I'm dying for all floral everything! Nothing says spring is here like bright and colorful flowers! #amiright ? I've rounded up some of my favorites below, and the best part is that they are all under $100! Time to start prepping your wardrobes for spring! :)



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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 26}


Another week has come and gone, and boy was it a busy one!! These days I'm starting to feel like the road running going a mile a minute! Tomorrow is my retreat for all my incoming board members for the 2015-16 Junior League year. I'm so excited to work with these amazing ladies as we learn more about leadership and working together! It's going to be such a great day!

As a fun side-note, today is my 300th post!! It's hard to believe I've already written so much in this fun little space of mine! I can't thank each of you enough for stopping by and joining me on this fun journey! :)

Time to round-up the best of the best from around the web...

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When it Doesn't Work for You







Today I want to talk about a little discussed topic… when trends don't work for you! I picked up this J. Crew button up on super-clearance after seeing it all over the web being worn in the "half-tucked/half-untucked" trend. I loved that slouchy cool look and was pumped to pull it off for myself! But y'all I'm going to be real honest, when I half-tucked my shirt I just looked a fool! I don't know what happened, but somehow on my frame the trend just fizzled out. Boo! But you know what? I loved it on me untucked and fancy-free! So I tell you this to say, that trends are fun for inspiration, but at the end of the day you have to wear what make you look and feel as fabulous as you are! :)

So here is the trend gone wrong! Enjoy these silly pictures :)




Top: J. Crew Side-Stripe Sequin Shirt // Pants: Gap Slim Cropped Pants // Wedges: J. Crew Factory Sylvia Patent Wedge // Watch: Bellezza (similar) // Ring: Victoria Wieck (love) // Clutch: Sophie and Trey (similar)

Happy Thursday friends!

Stylin' In St. Louis

Mix & Match Fashion

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Get Your Shine on With Rocksbox


Y'all, if you have been a reader here for any amount of time, then it is no secret that I am a "bling queen" and I love my jewelry! I have never met a statement necklace that I didn't like :) I've been intrigued by Rocksbox for quite some time, so I was super thrilled when they asked me to try it out! If you haven't heard of Rocksbox, allow me to enlighten you… For $19/month, you get three gorgeous pieces of jewelry sent right to your door (handpicked for you by your stylist after you take a quick and fun style quiz)! Then you get to wear those pieces as long as you want! When you're ready for a new box of sparkle, you send them back and a new set comes. If you decide you can't live without any of your pieces, then you can buy them at a discount! It's really easy as pie!! And these days, who couldn't use a little more sparkle in their life?! Now, scroll to the end of this post for a fun SURPRISE! :)
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Causing a Racquet


When an insta-friend of mine posted this adorable tee from Target, it didn't take but .5 seconds to run on out and get one of my own! I mean y'all... I ain't no dummy! When something is cute you jump on it! :) I'm glad I got one quickly too, because even though they had only been out a day or two they were almost completely sold out. I guess I'm not the only Floridian who is welcoming spring with open arms!   The bout of warm weather we've been having is making my heart so very happy (and is having a positive effect on my wardrobe too!) 
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Weekending: Baby Shower!


This weekend was a wonderful one! Several of my sweet girlfriends are expecting, and this weekend we got the pleasure of celebrating Emily and her baby girl Adalyn! Although the day was dreary and rainy, the sun was shining inside the Lemon Lilly Tea Room and we had the most wonderful time! I adore any chance I get to spend time with these ladies (we've now been friends for almost 10 years- we met my freshman year of college!) and this weekend was no exception :) We laughed, we cried (happy tears) and most importantly we celebrated and prayed over the wonderful new life Emily is about to bring into this world! So blessed to be able to do life with these amazing women! (Sorry for the picture overload, but the shower was too cute not to share all the details!)
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Sunday Scripture


As I prepare today to walk in the Junior League's fashion show, I am reminded that my beauty is not defined by this world's standards, but by the Master of our universe! It always blows my mind when I think of the sin and guilt that I carry, that sometimes shames me and makes me see myself as less than beautiful, doesn't taint the Lord's view of my beauty. No matter what burdens I carry… He calls me beautiful one. Isn't that the best thing you've ever heard?! What hope the Lord brings me and you!

Also, the happiest of birthdays to my wonderful and beautiful mamma! I love you and hope you have the best day ever!

(like mother like daughter don't you think?!)

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