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Saturday Shopping

There are so many fun new arrivals hitting stores in preparation for the holidays and I for one couldn't be happier! I've rounded up some of my favorites below so you can get in on the fun too :) Happy Shopping (& Happy Halloween!!)



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$500 Nordstrom Giveaway!

The holiday season seems to be sneaking up quicker than ever, so why not get a head start and win $500 to my favorite gift-getting destination, Nordstrom?! I wish I could win this y'all! Good luck and thank you so much for reading!


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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 51}


Whoop whoop! The weekend is here and I couldn't be more excited!! I totally chopped my hair last night and though I freaked out for about 30 seconds, I'm loving the shorter bob - it makes it so much easier to wear scarves! ha! :) I'm hoping to get a good picture of it this weekend to share with y'all!

Besides my hair I have some other fun obsessions on this fabulous Friday...

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I've been taking tons of weekend trips lately, and have been finding that my luggage game is severely lacking for these occasions! I pack way too much for a duffle (plus my shoulder is not strong enough!) so I'm hoping that Santa brings me a great new wheeled weekender :) This Vera Bradley Lighten Up Wheeled Luggage would definitely do the trick! Plus bright colors make travel that much more fun right? 


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We all know that plaid is the print of the season, but how darling is gingham? Especially in this spacious poncho from Anthropologie... SWOON! I've already style the Picnicker Poncho about 6 different ways in my head- it's time to pull the trigger so I can do it in real life!


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I often struggle with heels and can barely ever make it through a day in them, but when I was at Target earlier this week I got distracted in the shoe section (what else is new) and I think I might have actually found the comfiest pair of heels! These Lainee Pumps might have completely changed my shoe game for the better- y'all have got to check them out! #TargetDoesItAgain


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We can all agree that the bigger the better when it comes to fall sweaters, right? Well I have definitely found the ultimate fall sweater, and the best part is it comes in 7 colors and is under $30! Is this Cowl Neck Sweater too good to be true? Nope y'all! ;) Let me know what colors you scoop up... I'm thinking gray and blush for me!


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Y'all know that I'm majorly obsessed with Cam, and she just announced that her album "Untamed" drops December 11th- eek!! I'm pumped with anticipation for all the fabulous songs that I will soon be singing along too! 


I hope y'all have an awesome weekend! Any fun plans for Halloween?? I'm not big on dressing up, but I do plan on going out and celebrating with my girls! Whatever you decide to do, be safe and have fun :) XO


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Leopard and Pumpkins


It's October, which I'm pretty sure in the blogging world means I need to have an obligatory pumpkin patch photoshoot ;) Well the day my Aunt and I set out to find the perfect patch, we were met with the saddest-looking pumpkin patches I've ever seen in my life! What's a blogger to do?! We decided to get creative and shoot on my Aunt's front porch where she had made her own patch of sorts- and I'm pretty pumped with how it all came together! Good inventions come out of necessity right??
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Steal vs. Splurge {v. 1}

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Fall's New Print


Happy Tuesday y'all! First things first, thank y'all so much for the love on yesterday's post! I'm so glad you love football (and silly sweaters) as much as I do! If you haven't entered yet, make sure to fill out your entries to win a sweater of your choice!

Now onto today's look... We all know that plaid it "the" print of the fall season, but when Loft released this medallion print all I could think is that it sure gives plaid a run for its money! I love that this bold print is kept almost neutral thanks to the beautiful color combinations (navy + neutral I love you) and with this fun oversize vest- well I just love it! 
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Three Reasons to Play Fantasy Football + A GIVEAWAY!


I know, I know I can't believe it myself... I am a girl who loves playing fantasy football! I never grew up a huge fan of NFL football (my family was all about College Gameday and cheering on our Florida Gators) but I didn't have an affinity for any professional team. However, my extended family resides in Wisconsin and they live, eat, and breathe Packers football! #GoPackGo I will never forget visiting them in Green Bay a few years ago, and my uncle took me to Lambeau field and told me all about the history and what gameday is like (he even owns a piece of the field!). Ever since then, I've always had a soft spot for those crazy cheeseheads!

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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 50}

via pinterest (if you know the source let me know!)

Happy day, Friday you beautiful thing you!! Today we're having a sample sale at work to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk- so needless to say I wore some comfy flats because it's going to be crazy! So let's dive into today's obsessions shall we?! :)

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Chambray for Days

 

If there's one piece of clothing every girl needs in her wardrobe, it is most definitely a chambray shirt! I can't tell you how many times this simple little number has saved my wardrobe dilemmas- it's always the perfect finishing touch! Obviously I took these photos before the fall weather set in, but I think this look would be just as fun with a pair of my favorite riding boots to make it seasonal appropriate :) 

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Bow and Drape

I am a huge fan of customization, glitter, and cheeky sayings so I fell head over heels for Bow and Drape! If you haven't heard of Bow and Drape yet, basically you can customize everything- from the sayings to the decorations, it's all up to you! You can also purchase pre-made items too (some are pretty hilarious!) So much fun y'all! 

Here are two designs I came up with- have fun playing around and making your own masterpieces :) 

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A Colorful Road to Happiness


In my world, the road to happiness is filled with color- and Lilly Pulitzer is pretty much a roadmap to happiness! #GentrysWordsOfWisdom You may remember that I styled this Sarasota Tunic a few weeks ago for work, so today I decided to style it for play; gotta love versatility! I know the temps are getting cooler by the minute, but I'm still hanging onto the last remnants of the summer sun :) Happy Tuesday!
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Sunday Scripture + Thoughts


There's a lot of things going on in my life right now that I don't have tons of control over, and quite frankly I'm not sure where it's all going. But I do know one thing, when these times of uncertainty come, that's when I dig in deep in my prayer life. There's the strongest sense of peace that comes with laying your burdens and fears at the feet of the Lord. Friends, He knows everything we are scared of, and he already knows everything we need. And so often, I think I have it figured out, and then God shows me that he knew better all along. So I encourage you to dig deep, pray hard, and trust in the Lord's goodness. It's going to be better than you or I could have ever hoped! 

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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 49}


It's Friday (cue the confetti!!) I don't know about you but I am thrilled that the weekend is here! It's been a surprisingly stressful week (tons going on at work) and after three weeks of interviews for a promotion I found I have another one on Monday- so back to prepping I go! :) In fun news, I also got to go to the grand opening of a fabulous new boutique in St Petersburg, Canvas Fashion Gallery- I'll have pictures to share next week! Welcome to the neighborhood y'all!
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Fall Romper


I think we all know that I am a huge fan of rompers, but they are not exactly a fall appropriate. Or are they?! :) Recently I found that pairing my new favorite romper with athletic white tennis shoes is a great way to take a warm weather style and make it fall ready. This look is simple, easy, and oh so perfect for these gorgeous days we've been having!  
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Shopbop Friends and Family Sale


Happy Hump day y'all! If you're feeling that Friday is still a little too far away, I have some fun sale news to share that is going to keep you happy! 

We are currently in the midst of the Shopbop friends and family sale, and with the code "INTHEFAM25" you can save 25% off site-wide (with a few exclusions)! If there is something higher end you've been eyeing (I see you gorgeous designer bag) now is the time to scoop it up for 25% off! The older I get, the more value I see in splurging on "investment pieces" that will never go out of style and will hold up to wear and tear. 

Shop a few of my favorite pieces from the sale below, and don't hesitate or you may miss out!
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On the Dotted Line


Y'all I'm not going to lie, when I first got this poncho in the mail I was super overwhelmed by it's size - it's a biggie! It took me a few tries to decide how to style it, but I think I got the hang of it and now I'm thrilled with the look! Because the white tunic is also oversized, I tucked it in through the front to help even out my proportions. And if you're thinking about picking up this poncho, I'm 5'4 for reference- so if you're taller it won't be quite so long/big on you! :) How are y'all feeling about the poncho trend- love it? hate it? Tell me what you think (clearly I'm on team "love it" now!) 
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Weekend Recap

I'm not always the best about taking pictures when I'm out and about, but I really tried this weekend to do a better job of capturing the "moments" in my everyday so you can get a better glimpse into my life behind the blog! 

Friday night, my friend Rachael from work decided to start a new tradition of "YOLO Friday" (basically just an excuse to have drinks after work ;) ) and we went to our new favorite bar, The Getaway, this week! It's hard to see from the picture, but the bar is right on the water (so boats can pull right up) and there are tiki bars, sand pits, and lawn games to play while you're there. There's also live music and such fun crowds! We'll definitely be back soon!

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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 48}


As R. Kelly once said, "It's the freakin' weekend baby I'm about to have me some fun"... but for real y'all I am so ready to have some serious fun this weekend! My girlfriends from work and I have decided to start "YOLO Fridays" and grab drinks at this adorable waterfront bar after work- first one is this week! And then I'm finally going to the Oxford Exchange that I have heard so much about and I can. not. wait!! I'm pretty sure I'm going to be obsessed with it! You know I'll be blowing up Insta with pics ;)

Now on to my weekly obsessions (I'm not going to lie I've picked up some adorable new goodies this week and there are far too many still on my wishlist!)

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A Colorful Day at Work


Y'all, workwear might be my new favorite thing (especially when it's this colorful!) We've chatted on here before about the importance of your clothes doing double duty (for work and play) and this dress is the perfect example of that! I wore this dress in NOLA when touring and attending conference; paired with sandals and an oversize tote is was perfect for a casual day! But with streamlined accessories and TB wedges it's perfect for the office. And y'all know I love inserting some color in my workweek! 

On a total tangent... who's watching Empire this season?! I wasn't super into the first episode, but now I'm all in again! The music is totally on point and can't wait for it to come out on iTunes so I can add some of these new jams to my running playlist!

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Cheerful & Easy Workwear


I don't always like using the work "easy" to describe my outfits, because sometimes I think the word easy gets confused with lazy and that's certainly not what I'm advocating! But I am all about having simple, set formulas that you can grab on a busy morning and know that it will always turn out great. For me, during the workweek, that formula is an Elsa Blouse + Solid Skirt - trust me y'all it works every time! What's your formula for fashion success at the office?

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Banana Republic Finds

When I was at the mall this weekend (just making a simple return... how do I always get side-tracked?!) I couldn't help myself from popping into Banana Republic and I am so glad I did because I was blown away with their new arrivals! I usually think about Banana Republic as very traditional and heavily professional, but y'all that is no longer the case! Every where I looked there was fringe (love!!), mixed materials, cheeky quotes, and beautiful colors! Here are a few of my favorites, that are now sitting in my online cart waiting for me to pull the trigger ;)
Banana Republic Finds

Hope y'all have an awesome Monday!! Thanks so much for spending a few minutes of your mornings with me! XO
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Saturday Shopping

Happy Saturday! I don't know about you but I'm super pumped the weekend is here! I have to make some returns at the mall today and saw that LOFT is having 40% off the entire store (online code- "Itsfallyall")... day made! I'll be trying on the below new arrivals and fab finds... I may even post some fitting room reviews on instagram! :) Happy sale shopping!

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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 47}


Happy Fri-YAY y'all! What a whirlwind week it has been! I had an event or meeting every night this week and have missed my workouts this week- I'm definitely feeling the effects of a busy schedule! On Wednesday I got to have some fun with McKenzie from Winsome and Gold, we had a mini blogger meet up and had such a blast getting to know each other and talking shop! It's so nice so chat with someone else who knows the highs and lows of blogging too. 

Without further ado, here is everything I'm currently obsessing over this week!
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Maxed Out in Lilly Pulitzer


Lilly Pulizer was the ultimate rule breaker, and I've been loving how rebellious I feel wearing brightly colored maxi's when fall fashion is coming at us from every angle! This is an older maxi from Lilly that I totally scored from my favorite Facebook page, ReLilly. If you haven't checked them out, then you absolutely must- you can score your favorite Lilly Pieces for 50-75% off! 
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