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Dressing Room Diaries

Eliza J Dresses

Hey y'all! I'm sure it's no secret by now that I'm more than a little obsessed with dresses! I've seen Eliza J dresses popping up around the web, but just recently took the time to look at their full assortment, and I'm a total #fangirl! I adore the bright colors and vibrant patterns- perfect for spring and summer!
I also wanted to let you guys know that things are going to be quite around here the next few days. As you may have seen, I am on a much needed vacation with my bestie and I want to spend the time making some fun memories and "disconnecting" a little bit! I'll be back on Monday with a fresh new post and some recaps of the trip next week! In the meantime you can keep up with my adventures on Instagram :)

Have a fabulous week!

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Black and White Stripes


There is nothing more classic than black and white stripes, and on days when I'm looking for that extra boost of confidence in my wardrobe I can always count on this combo to see me through. I love that this dress is made extra interesting by the mixing of striped between the top and the skirt- it gives it that "little something extra" (as Elle Woods would say!)

I'm sorry I'm a little late in posting these photos, I picked up this dress a few weeks ago and now it's almost sold out (insert sad face emoji) but I've linked the sizes that are left as well as a fabulous alternative below!

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Dreaming of Charleston...

I am so stinkin' excited y'all because this week me and my bestie Asha are headed to Charleston for a girls weekend full of southern charm!! We've both only been once before and LOVED it, so we are jumping for joy that we get to spend 4 days soaking in all the city's goodness! I'm working on my packing list, so I thought I would give you a sneak peek of a few ideas I have rolling around of how I'm going to style myself on the trip :)

For the Road Trip
I am all about comfort when I am driving 5 hours in the car- ain't nobody got time to be dolled up when your sitting in one seat! But since inevitably you will be stopping along the way it's best you don't scare people off (ha!) so I turn to cute activewear to see me through the trip! You also can't forget your trusty tumbler (I drink lots of H2O everyday) & sunglass straps (so you don't have to fumble to find your sunglasses). I also love an oversize tote to keep all my essentials in - I make sure my phone charger, cell phone, snacks, and a book are always close by!




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Sunday Scripture

1 Corinthians 13

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Memorial Day Weekend SALES!


Besides having an extra day off of work (insert praise hands emoji) holiday weekends bring my very favorite "S" word... SALES! I would not be a good friend if I didn't share all the fabulous ones with you! To make it a little easier to navigate, I've alphabetized the list below (because goodness there are a lot! :) And if I missed any- let me know! Happy shopping and saving!
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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 36}

Style At Home: Jamie Meares Of Furbish Studio

It's here it's here!! The weekend is here!! And it's a glorious long one!! Woooooo-hoooo!!! :) 

When I saw the above photo, I quite literally laughed out loud, because sometimes you just have one of those weeks and that's how you feel (and yes my friends this week was one of those weeks)! And when these weeks happen you've just got to grab the champagne and giggle about it!

But I'm looking forward to some serious relaxation this weekend, because two of my best girlfriends from childhood are coming to visit me this weekend- talk about great timing! I see a whole lot of beach days and mimosas in our three day forecast ;) How are y'all celebrating this Memorial Day weekend?

Let's start celebrating with some super fun finds from the week shall we?!

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Lilly for Target- Two Bloggers & Two Jumpsuits!

The fabulous Julie Leah and I had so much fun last week showing you how we styled our Lilly for Target flounce dresses, that we decided to keep the party going and do it again! This week we are tackling #LillyforTarget jumpsuits (which is pretty much my favorite item of clothing as y'all know)! Julie and I each picked up a different piece, so it's fun to see how we both personalized them to our styles. And I don't know about you, but after seeing how fab Julie looks I think I need to pick up that jumpsuit for myself… ;) #watchingmywishlistgrow #andmybudgetshrink
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LOFT Printed Romper


Last night was the most exciting of nights! I shared with y'all on May 1st that I became president of the Junior League of St Petersburg, but last night was our annual dinner meeting & it became "officially official" as I like to say ;) Tuesdi, our outgoing president, passed the gavel to me and now the fun begins! I'm so excited to celebrate our league's 85th Anniversary year along with some of the most amazing ladies! I will definitely be sharing more about this journey in the future :) 

Now onto today's romper… I have this romper in several patterns (hashtag love it once buy it twice three times) and it truly is a staple of my closet! The comfort level is unmatched! I styled it casually today, but I wore it out a few weekends ago by dressing it up with wedges and it was perfect for that too! (Although warning: going to the bathroom in this romper is a pain in the booty because there are about 1367392364 buttons up the front!) I love a piece that transitions seamlessly to any occasion!
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Target Dressing Room Diaries

Just popping in on this sunny Tuesday to share another round of fitting room snaps with you! This past weekend I was able to stop by Target and actually had a few minutes to try on their cute new arrivals (rather than just trying to get some errands done). I've got some great goodies to show you!

Merona Halter Easy Waist Dress ($24.99)- I'm totally loving this violet color- it's such a beautiful shade! This is the easiest material, super comfortable, and perfect for the hot weather ahead! I tried it on in a medium, but it's a little too oversize in the arms, so I'm going to order online in a small (my store was out unfortunately). I totally recommend this dress!


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Memorial Day Style + Shopbop GIVEAWAY

Can you believe how quick this year is moving along? I sure can't! It's hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is here! Now the only important question is… what are you going to wear?! Don't worry, today I've put together a style guide of two looks to get you though this celebratory weekend! Florida's weather has been unpredictable lately so I'm showing you looks for both rain and shine- because celebrating with friends & family in style is fun no matter what the weather is ;)

Also, EXCITING NEWS, if you read to the bottom of this post, I've teamed up with Shopbop to bring you a $50 gift card giveaway!! Now how happy would that make your Monday?? :)


{Shop the Look}
Casual White Lace Dresses (shop options here) // Pink North Face Jacket // Lilly Pulitzer Umbrella // Flat Boots (shop options here) // Lilly Pulitzer Riley Scarf // Nixon Kensington Watch

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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 35}

I adore pretty things & witty words / Kate Spade

Happy Fri-YAY y'all!! I'm so excited for this weekend because my family is coming into town to visit me and we're going to celebrate a belated Mother's Day and my dad's birthday! It's been almost a month since I've seen them so I'm really looking forward to catching up and spending some quality time together! You can keep up with our weekend adventures on Instagram so you don't miss a thing! :) 

Now here are all the fun goodies that I am obsessing over this week :) Enjoy!

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Lilly for Target- Two Bloggers One Dress!


One of the absolute best perks of blogging is making sweet, sweet friends like the doll I teamed up with today, the so-good-at-pattern-mixing-I'm-jealous Julie Leah! Julie's blog is one of my daily reads- she always provides the most beautiful inspirations and I just love that she adores bold patterns as much as I do. I was thrilled when she told me on Insta that we snagged the same Lilly for Target items and even more excited when we decided to team up to show y'all how we both put our spin on the same pieces! Today is part one of two- I hope you have as much fun reading as we did putting this together! And make sure to stop by and say "hi" to Julie (she's sweet as pie!) 
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Striped and Monogrammed


It shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone that today's look contains another monogram, I mean do you expect anything else?! ha! We all know that I love a good stripe, so slap a monogram on top and I am a girl in love! This easy t-shirt dress is the perfect throw-and-go look plus is is just plain comfy y'all! 

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Life in Lilly


I think that oftentimes Lilly Pulitzer can be a brand that skews towards special occasions and holidays, but I'm here to show you that Lilly can be an everyday brand too! (And doesn't it make your day more fabulous when your wearing something special?) Today I took one of my favorite skirt silhouettes, the Avery, and dressed it down with a casual tee and sandals. Simple, easy, and still colorful & fun! No matter how you style it, when you wear Lilly you can help but be reminded to live a colorful life :)

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Sunday Scripture




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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 34}

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Yay Friday! I'm so happy to see you and so very ready for this weekend! I was just feeling very overwhelmed this week- like there wasn't enough hours in any day to get done what I needed to! Needless to say I am so ready for a few days of relaxation and FUN! :) So let's get the fun started with my weekly obsession, shall we?

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Southern Living


Ummm hello? I don't know about you but time is flying by and I just don't understand what is happening!! How is it almost 6 months into the year? How is it already Thursday? These are just mysteries of the universe that I don't understand! ha!! 

I don't know if I can put into words just how much I love this dress! Y'all, let's get serious… there's bold florals, a big 'ol bow, and a monogram- it's pretty much southern perfection! I love this tunic because it comes with two sashes, so you can easily mix up the look (the other sash is a pink pattern) or you can wear it loose (which I've done too & is super cute)! My Bourbon and Bowties bangle stack adds just the write jangle to your wrist :) Tell me, how do you feel about monogramming your clothes? 
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Baby You're a Firework!


Thank y'all so much for your overwhelmingly positive feedback to Monday's Dressing Room Diaries post! I was super excited to put it together and it made my heart so happy that y'all loved it too! Now I'm super excited to work on round two :) 

Today's look was fun to put together, because I challenged myself to take a skirt I typically wore to work, and make it weekend appropriate. By swapping out my typical blouse for a tee and my flats for sandals, this look is adaptable to running errands, shopping, or wherever your weekend takes you! 
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Cinco de Mayo & Lilly Pulitzer for Target!


I don't know about you, but I think Cinco de Mayo calls for bright colors and lots of cheer! How else do you get into the celebratory mood?! ;) I think this Lilly for Target dress is the perfect backdrop for all the 5th of May festivities! It's also my dad's birthday today (Happy Birthday!!) so there are some fabulous celebrations to be had all around! Ole!!
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Dressing Room Diary

I've been wanting to do one of these posts for awhile, and I'm excited this weekend that I was able to make it happen! I love seeing candid snapshots of how pieces fit in "real life" - not perfectly styled and snapped with a high-end camera (although that's fun and inspirational!) but the everyday fitting room pics. It helps me imagine how those pieces are going to fit on me! So, here's my first set of fitting room diaries, let me know what you think! I'm happy to do more if you like them! :) 

LOFT Paradise Halter Maxi Dress- This dress most definitely runs big! I don't normally wear petites, but I ended up in a Petite Small in this dress & it's the perfect length (I'm 5'4 for reference). I also wanted to show it to you both belted and unbelted because I think it looks adorable both ways! Y'all, the colors are also gorgeous in real life- so deep and rich! 

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Sunday Scripture


I don't think there is any verse more fitting for this time than these sweet words. As I start the craziest, busiest, most exciting, thrilling, challenging year of my life, I know that I must place my hope & trust in the Lord. When my eyes are on Him, and my heart is running after His voice, then I cannot fail. When we put our faith in the material things of the world, we face disappointment and failure. But when our hope is in Him, then amazing things happen (and failure in the outer-worldly sense isn't one of them!) Friends, my prayer for you is that your heart is so full of God's calling and truth that you simply cannot fail!

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Currently Obsessing Over… {v. 33}

HUSTLE!

Hello Friday, you're looking dapper! :) Today is the first day of my Junior League presidency (eek!) and I can't believe the year I've waited for in such intense anticipation is here!! I know that I am in for the most rewarding, exciting, challenging, hard, thrilling year of my life- and I can't wait to share it all with you!

After all the craziness of April I'm also super-duper excited to just have this weekend to relax and catch up on life a bit! I have some fun girls nights out planned, but other than that it's cleaning, organizing, and errand running- and I'm ok with that! (#alltheadultthings)

Now here's what caught my eye this week (and I think you're going to see a prominent theme)...

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