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Insta Roundup + Life Lately

It's been awhile since I've done an Instagram roundup, so I thought it would be fun to do it again! These are either looks I've shared on Instagram, or they haven't made it to social media yet :) Plus I'm sharing some "life updates" too. If you have any questions let me know! (And you can always follow along with the fun @girlmeetsbow) Enjoy!

Tank: Tracy Negoshian (super similar) // Skirt: J. Crew // Sandals: Sole Society (option here) // Mug: Kate Spade // Bangles: Bourbon & Bowties // Fitbit Charge HR

She's Gone Country... Look at Them Boots


Pinch Me

Happy Monday y'all! I hope you had an awesome weekend! Mine was spent doing lots of volunteering- which is definitely a feel good way to spend your weekend :) Saturday I was out at 6 am (eek- so early!) supporting the Guardian Ad-Litem Superhero 5k with the Junior League and Sunday I volunteered at the first St Pete Wine and Food Festival (and then got to taste all the restaurants and wineries afterward)! It was a really fulfilling weekend. I also discovered the most delicious blueberry moscato - and that's a win all by itself in my book ;)

Today's look is one of those that almost made me giddy when I realized I had a perfectly matching scarf and clutch- that's a "pinch me" fashion moment! :) I'd been dying to style this scarf forever, but knew this look needed one more thing to complete it, so when I scored the clutch at the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale it was a match made in heaven!

Fall Blanket Scarves

With yesterday welcoming the first official day of fall, it seems only fitting to round up what once again will be the "it" accessory of the season... the blanket scarf! I loved mine last year- it is seriously so warm-and it's pretty fantastic that it doubles as a blanket! Shop some of my favorite cozy options below :) #fallishere
Happy Thursday y'all! Only one more day until Friday... and I don't know about you but I sure am pumped for it! This week was a doozy!

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All for Color Fall Collection + GIVEAWAY!

Well friends, today is about to be the best Wednesday ever! Not only am I sharing the sweetest tunic from All for Color (who I first shared here), but it's the first day of FALL (as of 4:21 am!) and I've teamed up with some fabulous blogger babes to give away $250 to All for Color! Even better- two runners up can win  $50!! I'm jumping for joy over here y'all!! {Full details on how to win at the end of this post}

Now onto all the reasons I love this tunic... 1) It's colorful- and we know I'm all about that color! 2) It's long! Way too many tops these days are "hi-lo" and I just don't dig it. I like my tops with length to them (I like to think it hides my hips ;) ) 3) The flattering waist tie helps give you a cute shape. 4) Flats now, boots later- versatility is key! 

Tell me, are you ready to #FallForColor? 

Happiness Is...

I don't know about you, but oftentimes I find that happiness is in the details of life. For me, it's a Saturday morning sleeping in and then snuggling with Buddy and drinking coffee while reading a good book (#bliss). On a daily workweek basis, it's fun jewelry, especially a pretty & blingy statement necklace like this one from Happiness Boutique. Happiness is a new-to-me boutique offering on-trend fashion jewelry + free shipping and a customer rewards program - a winner all around! What little things make you the happiest?

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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 46}

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling pretty darn colorful this Friday! I couldn't even narrow down my Friday quote to just one- so you get double the fun today! I guess it could have something to do with the fact that I'm currently in New Orleans and having so much fun at Junior League Fall Leadership Conference! I can't wait to share all the pictures and stories with you, but for now you can keep up with my trip on instagram @girlmeetsbow :)

Let's get right to everything I'm obsessing over this week shall we?!


The "Best" Tee

I don't know about you, but I am perpetually on the hunt for the perfect tee. It can't be too heavy, too tight, too short, or too blah. My standards may seem impossible, but that's where the Aerie Best Tee comes in! Y'all it really is the very best! Lightweight, soft, long and just enough interest with a v-neck... it's perfect! :) 

And maybe even more important than the tee you're wearing? Well it's your "underthings" (those girls don't hoist themselves you know!) Let me tell you, the right "bare necessities" take your tee from blah to tah-dah! Good thing Aerie has made the best one out there, the Sunnie Pushup, seriously this thing rocks! 

Orange and Blue eShakti Dress

Have you ever wished you could be a fashion designer? Or at least customize your own designs? Well I'm going to let you in on a little secret... now you can! eShakti is the coolest site that lets you pick out your piece, and then make it however you want it. 

Love a skirt but wish it was a mini or a maxi? You can make it happen! Find a stunning dress but wish is had sleeves (or didn't)? You can make it happen! The best part is that that this customization is easy and most pieces are under $100! 

Want even better news? Use code "GMBES" for 10% off your purchase! Be sure to let me know what you design :) Also, be sure to keep up with eshakti on FB, Pinterest, and Instagram for daily doses of design inspiration!

Endless Summer with All for Color

This weekend Florida got it's very first taste of fall and y'all it was SO GOOD! I actually walked Buddy without sweating to death and was able to wear sleeves- what a dream! :) I'm not pulling out my sweater collection just yet (it is still Florida after all) but I'm definitely enjoying these last few weeks of "summer" because sure enough a new season is coming! Can I get a whoop whoop?! 

Y'all know I'm all about supporting local business emerging designers and philanthropies, so I'm super excited that today's look features several amazing new companies! First off, this darling dress is from the Florida brand, All for Color, and their bright and colorful designs will make you think of your favorite beach vacations anytime you wear them! (Plus, because they are dolls the girls have given me code "AFCSTYLE20" for 20% off your purchase) Next, I'm bananas for these Ikwetta sandals that give back to local artisans with each and every purchase. When you pick up a pair of sandals, you're getting a finely crafted shoe (mine are real leather!) but you also can walk with confidence knowing that you are supporting artisans around the globe! Finally, a sweet Junior League friend of mine has launched her own jewelry line, MarleighGrace, and it's so fun! I've been wearing these tassel bracelets non-stop since receiving them and I don't see that changing anytime soon!

Life Lately

Hi Friends! Ever have a week where nothing goes according to plan?! That was totally this week for me! Work has gotten quite insane (lots of restructuring and cha-cha-changes happening) as well of lots of demands on my time for Junior League (a great thing!) and then throw in a wonderful first date and blogging just gets edged out sometimes. Oh yeah... and I'm still waiting for half my pictures to arrive in the mail! It's enough to make a girl say "ahhhhhhh" :) BUT the great news is that I have some fab posts for next week (tons of color and fun to share with y'all!) so thank you so much for hanging with me and I can't wait to see you next week! 

And hang in there if you're having one of "those" weeks too... there is a light at the end of the tunnel! :)

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Loft Fall Style Sale

You know it's bound to be a good day when you wake up to a 40% off EVERYTHING email from Loft! Even Lou and Grey is included (and that never happens)! To help make it easy for you to shop, I've rounded up my favorites below! Use code "FALL STYLE" for 40% off! (BONUS: They are also giving $50 worth of cash cards for every $50 you spend!)

Favorites from Loft:


Wednesday Wishlist: Lilly Pulitzer New Arrivals

Y'all know by now that Lilly Pulitzer just speaks my fashion love language, so I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into my every-growing wishlist because her new arrivals are just too good to keep all to myself! I'm totally enamored with all the bright colors (I love that she's mixing them up from her usual ones!) and the bold patterns are so so good! Click through the arrow on the right to see everything that's giving my butterflies :)

Happy Wednesday y'all! Yesterday was the Monday-ist Tuesday ever- but today already marks the half-way point to Friday! Woo hoo!

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Rule Breaker: White After Labor Day

As of yesterday, women across the country were supposed to pack up their white clothing and say goodbye to its crisp, fresh color until next spring. But you know what y'all? That just doesn't work for me! I'm all about the quote, "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" and that includes styling a precious LWD (little white dress) after Labor Day!

Now normally I'm terrified of wearing white, because somehow every time I wear it I become a magnet for stains and dark liquids (red wine I'm looking at you!) but I couldn't resist the shape of this dress when I saw it at Loft. If you're a bride-to-be it would be perfect for any showers you have coming up! However this single gal decided to keep the summer vibes going with a denim jacket and nude wedges- breaking the rules in style!

What do you think? Are fashion rules made to be broken?!


Labor Day Weekend Sales!

I hope y'all have been having so much fun this Labor Day Weekend! I'm seriously loving the fact that we still have another day off- it's such a blessing to have some extra time to enjoy the "official" end of summer. One of the most fun parts of holiday weekends is the sales- and I've rounded up some of my favorites for you. So if you haven't shopped them yet- get to it! Now's time time to score some killer deals! (PS- I've alphabetized them for easier reference ;) )


Sunday Scripture: Nobody is a Nobody


My mom has been sending me devotionals lately (which I love, thanks mom!) and this one really struck me when I read it so I felt compelled to share it today. I think we all have moments when we struggle with feeling like we don't matter, or we are invisible, or we just aren't as valuable as everyone else. But friends, that is simply not true! God intimately knows each of us, and created us exactly as we are, because we each matter and have such a special purpose in live. Friend, if no one has said it lately: You are a most special somebody!


Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 45}

It always seems impossible until it's done.: It always seems impossible until it's done.

With college football kicking off this weekend (some games started last night!) I decided that instead of doing my typical Friday Five I would instead share the five things you need when cheering on your team! And if you need me this weekend I will be wearing orange and blue and cheering on my beloved Gators to victory! #GoGators #IBleedOrangeandBlue


Resort 2016 Trend: Ruffle Alert

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Be still my ruffle-loving heart! When I opened my Women's Wear Daily yesterday and saw the fabulous pink ruffle above, I just about fell over! Gorgeous much?! One of the trends that is going to be huge in Resort 2016 collections is ruffles, and this southern belle couldn't be happier! Ruffles are that perfect combination of flirty and sweet (depending on how you accessorize) and no matter what they add an air of whimsy to any look. This is how I feel about it: #givemeallofthem


Let's Cha Cha

My aunt is a huge fan of accessories, and while she loved the colors of this outfit, when we went to take these pictures she said it needed a "little something extra." So, we raided her basket of headbands and saw this flower beauty and BOOM! That was what this needed! I instantly felt ready to boogie (in fact half of these pictures ended up too blurry to post because I was twirling and dancing so much!) Sometimes all it takes is a statement-making accessory to take an outfit from run-of-the-mill to extra-special! 

No Frill, No Fun

I'm so excited to be back in action with a new look for you today! If you don't know, my photographer (my Aunt) and I get together about once a month and shoot all my looks for the next month. But due to some busy schedules on both our ends, we haven't gotten together on almost 6 weeks, so I've been struggling because I ran out of pictures! But I'm happily restocked with some fabulous new styles that I can't wait to share!! I wish I could share them all at once! 

I've mentioned the adorable Frill Boutique before so it's pretty fun styling this dress for you! I jazzed it up for date night with wedges and a colorful clutch. It's perfect for those end-of-summer date nights (of which I just had a super fun one! *fingers crossed* for more!) 

PS- Are we loving this sparkly headband?! I'm trying to break out of my hair-styling rut by jazzing up my look! I wear it straight every day, so adding this headband gave me a little "something extra" for my date-night look! :)