After a snuggly and cozy Thanksgiving at home, all I want to do is be curled up in the sweetest pajamas and watching Christmas movies and wrapping gifts! So today I thought I would round up my favorite PJ's for the cozy Christmas afternoons- tis the season y'all!
(if you know the link to the source please let me know!)
I'm reading a phenomenal book in my weekly bible study right now called "Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free" and I can't recommend it enough! We are only in chapter 2 and it has truly been eye-opening to me to see all the lies that the Devil wraps us women in and leads us to believe; lies that keep us from being effective for the Kingdom and living God's best. The whole book is about debunking those lies and learning God's truth so that we can fight off those lies. Man y'all, it's life-changing! It's pretty amazing to walk through the bible and see that God's faithfulness is present in every detail- he doesn't miss a thing and is always working for the best for His people. He loves us so!
Sale, Sale Tips, Shop Small, Small Business Saturday
The "older" I get the more I enjoy shopping and supporting local businesses in my community. There is nothing cooler than getting to know local business owners and watching their businesses flourish and thrive with support from the community. If you don't know, today is Small Business Saturday, a day all about shopping local and supporting the small businesses in your town!
So, I thought it would be fun to round up my favorite "small businesses" (that you can also shop online) and their awesome sales:
Happy Black Friday y'all! I'm excited to share today's post with you because nothing sets my heart on fire like a great deal, and this is the shopping day of deals!! I've been scouring the net to find all the very best ones, so below you will find the retailers (in alphabetical order & click on their name to be taken to the site), with promo code information (if needed), the deal they are offering, as well as some of my favorite picks from each of them! This should be everything you need to kick the shopping season off right!
If you've been around these parts for awhile, then you know very well that I am a girl who is constantly on the go! Getting Buddy walked and fed in the morning, working all day in corporate retail, running to the gym or a Junior League meeting, then walking Buddy boy again and finally writing a blog post- my days leave little time for me to keep up with the TV shows/pop culture I love. But I still want to be able to participate in the water-cooler gossip each week, which is why I am so excited to have discovered NBC's TVEverywhere!
Christmas, Gift Guide, Gifting Made Easy, Gifting with Girl Meets Bow, Gifts
Today's gift guide was so much fun to put together and has ideas for your mom, your sister, your besties- really any girl in your life! We all know I have an affinity for a cute coffee mug and this one is perfect for the girl who celebrate everyday. I'm also a sucker for cozy gifts, so these fun flannels, soft slippers, and warm throw are perfect for a snuggly night in (for the gal who loves a good movie night!) If you've been reading here for some time then you know I L-O-V-E my Bourbon and Bowties, so let's just say this Elf will be gifting them to several ladies on my list! :)
Henri Bendel Party Girls Mug // Kate Spade New York Bluetooth Speakers // Gap Festive Slippers // Kate Spade New York Dot Shaker // PJ Salvage Print Flannel Pajamas // Kate Spade Glitter Studs // Bourbon and Bowties Bangles // Draper James Hannah iPhone Case // Tory Burch Tassel Bag Charm // All for Color Duffle Bag // All for Color Colorful Throw in Pink Parade // Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace // Draper James Red Velvet Jewel Studs
Brooklyn Hat Company, Cold Weather, Fall Fashion, fashion, Holiday Style, Michael Shannon, Old Navy, Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving week y'all! Can't believe this Thursday is the "big day" (or should I say meal?) - this year is just catapulting by! In case you don't have your outfit picked out yet, I shared a few previous ideas here, and today I thought I would show you one more.
You certainly can't go wrong with plaid (ever) but adding a big 'ol floppy hat makes this look so fun! This is my first oversize hat, and I'm completely over the moon for it! It's from Brooklyn Hat Company, and can you believe this is their very first full line? Their vision is to take us back to a time when you "tipped your hat before walking out the door" and I sure think Thanksgiving is the perfect time to bring back that sentiment! So what have you picked out for the big day?! Do tell... :)
One of the things I want most on this blog is to share my heart with y'all. Fashion is a huge part of who I am so I enjoy sharing fun looks and finds in hopes that it sparks ideas for you too, but I also love current events, cooking, reading, dancing to good jams & more! So I'm going to switch up the format of my Friday series in hopes that I can share a little bit more of "me" with you! Let me know what you think and if there are any things you want to see in the future. Hope you like it as much as I do!
Christmas, Gift Guide, Gifts, Under $25 Gifts
I'm so excited to be kicking off my "Gifting With Girl Meets Bow" series with under $25 gifts today! I believe that you don't have to spend a lot to give adorable and meaningful gifts- and I'm going to show you how today :) One of my favorite gifts to give is cute drink wear; coffee mugs and wine glasses get tons of use around my house so those are always appreciated! In the fall I love lighting candles and decorating with seasonal cheer, so those are gifts I love to share with my friends too! Tis the season y'all!
"Stay Fancy" Wine Glass // "You are the Best" Coffee Mug // "Be Merry" Mug // Getting Lit Dish Towel (I crack up at this every time!) // Tinsel in a Tangle Holiday Cards // Drusy Stud Earring // Tassel Necklace // Crisp Champagne Candle (ummm... yes please!) // I Love You to the Moon Candle
Cold Weather, Fall Fashion, fashion, Herringbone Vest, HSN Jewelry, J. Crew Factory, Loft, Old Navy, Sam Edelman
The biggest bummer about that fact that Florida has decided to be in a perpetual state of summer is that it's kept me from busting out my puffer vests- but not anymore! It's time to let these babies out of hiding! ;) This herringbone vest has to be one of my most reached-for pieces because it's practically a neutral and mixes and matches with everything in my closet! I decided to get real creative today and mix it with this boyfriend plaid pullover- and the result is pretty fun, don't 'ya think?!
Cold Weather, fashion, Jesses Girl Boutique, Loft, Simply Southern, Southern Brands, Vineyard Vines
Happy Tuesday y'all! I'm so excited to share some fun news with you... after a month of interviews and three additional weeks of waiting, it's official that I am now an Associate Buyer in Jewelry at my company!! I can't thank you enough for your sweet words, encouraging thoughts, and rah-rah attitudes- they helped keep me positive during this whole process ('cause man that was a long one!) I started in my new role yesterday and I am already so excited! It's a lot more responsibility and some new brands, but it's going to be a great challenge and I can't wait to settle in! I'm so passionate about what I do- merchandising is absolutely a dream job for me- and it's exciting to see my career growing! An exciting bonus of my new role- I'm going to get to travel a few times a year! whoop whoop! :)
Bloggers, Florida Blogger, Have You Met
One of the very best things about blogging is connecting with other amazing ladies who share the same passion that I do! It's even more fun to connect with someone local... insert my sweet friend Lauren who blogs over at Sweet and Southern Lifestyle! Lauren and I actually connected through Junior League and then reconnected though our blogs, so today we thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A with each other. Hop on over to her blog to learn a little more about me and read below to find out more about this lovely, Lilly-loving gal!
There has been some pretty exciting things happening around these parts- I can't wait to share them with y'all! But what has been amazing hasn't necessarily been what has happened, but it's been seeing the Lord at work (because he has been so evident). Wherever you are, and whatever you are praying for, don't lose hope and don't give up- He is good and his love endures forever!
Sorry I took a wee little break the past two days! Life has been happening at rapid pace and I just wanted to take the time to soak it all - it's sure nice to just "be" sometimes :) But I'm back today with a fun little round-up of goodies I've found in case you're headed out to do some shopping (for yourself or others!) Tis the season y'all!
Fall Fashion, fashion, Holiday Style, Holidays, Style Guide, Thanksgiving
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away? I sure can't! Last week we talked about dressing your table to get you ready for the big day, so it only seems fitting that this week would talk about dressing yourself! When it comes to Thanksgiving I'm all about comfort, ease, and making room for the inevitable "food baby" that will happen! (I can't be the only one that goes back for seconds with pumpkin pie!) ;)
Swing Dress (40% off with code "HOLIDAY") // Plaid Poncho (40% off with code "HOLIDAY) // Riding Boots // Gold Watch (currently 25% off!) // Rayne Necklace // Stud Earrings
Cold Weather, fashion, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory, Kate Spade, Michael Shannon
Y'all, I'm having the hardest time getting into the holiday spirit this year (it probably has something to do with the 90 degree weather)- this year has flown by so fast I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving and then Christmas! But whenever I'm struggling with feeling, I find that dressing the part usually helps ;) So today I'm going full festive in hopes that I can start to spread some holiday cheer! This skirt is definitely doing a great job of getting me ready for the fun to come in the next few weeks!
Cold Weather, fashion, J. Crew Factory, Kendra Scott, Lilly Pulitzer, MarleighGrace, Tory Burch
This weekend was kind of the best! Some of my best girlfriends and I planned a fun trip to Gainesville to cheer on our Gators at the Homecoming game and we had a totally blast despite the 90 degree temperatures (yes... in November!) Even though it was an ugly win (9-7) I'm still pumped for our boys and we're going to the SEC Championship game- whoop whoop!! Can't wait until December! After a busy Saturday, I headed back to St Pete for our Junior League's "Fall into Fashion" fundraiser- and what a fun time it was!
I'm sure you can feel me when I saw I definitely needed something easy for my Monday! I hopped on the swing sweater trend last year- and i've never hopped off! They are the perfect topper piece and add the perfect natural base to some pretty wild pants :)
Currently Obsessing Over, Five on Friday, Friday Five
Happy happy Friday- oh it is a happy Friday indeed! I'm headed to Gainesville this weekend to cheer on my Gators at Homecoming and I can't wait! It's my first weekend back since I graduated 5 years ago, so cheering on my boys is going to be extra special!
Bourbon and Bowties, Cold Weather, Fall Fashion, fashion, HSN Jewelry, J. Crew Factory, Loft, Pearls, Plaid, Tory Burch
There's nothing better for the holiday season than festive plaid! I loved this pattern from J. Crew Factory so much I couldn't resist getting it in both this popover and the matching skirt (which I will be styling next week)! I styled this shirt super-casually here, in a look perfect for running errands or a quick lunch, but it could easily be dressed up with a festive metallic skirt and party ready in a jiffy! Don't you love versatile pieces?!
Holiday Style, Holidays, Home, Home Decorating, Thanksgiving
As we've officially entered the Holiday season, I've been hard at work planning Holiday content for y'all because this is the most wonderful (and my favorite) time of the year! So if there is anything you want to see or questions you want me to answer, let me know so I can plan it in! :)
Today I'm excited to kick off the Thanksgiving fun with my favorite Thanksgiving tablescapes. I haven't had the pleasure of hosting T-Giving yet (gotta get a bigger place first!), but it is such a special day to me and I can't wait until the day I am able to host my family! Hopefully these give you some inspiration too:
#LoveLoft, Cold Weather, Fall Fashion, fashion, J. Crew Factory, Lilly Pulitzer, Loft
Can we all agree that Olivia Pope without a doubt has the best wardrobe on TV? I'm obsessed with her snuggly collection of cardigans so I was stoked to find this one! The instant I saw it I thought, "Olivia would most definitely approve!" Soft, cozy, snuggly, & chic... now all I need is a glass of red wine and a record to dance to (oh, and a Presidential boyfriend ;) )
Betsy Johnson, Cold Weather, Fall Fashion, fashion, HSN Jewelry, Lilly Pulitzer, Old Navy, Sam Edelman
How was y'alls Halloween?? I actually ended up with a low-key Halloween night (fine by me since I'm not really a fan) but spent lots of quality time with one of my besties, Katie, who's moving to Houston tomorrow. Although I'm super-bummed to be losing my partner-in-crime, I'm so excited for this next chapter for her! I'll miss you friend!!
Now onto today's look...
Weekends are the perfect time for comfort and colorful accessories, which I definitely indulged in this weekend! I picked up this Old Navy tunic a few weeks ago, and my friends, I never want to take it off- so comfy! Also, you have to love that it is long enough to wear with leggings (I sure do!) Adding a eye-catching graphic scarf was the perfect pattern-mix, and gave the whole look some visual interest.