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Trend Spin Link Up Co-Host: Fall Colors

Walking in Memphis in High Heels // The Fashion Canvas // Girl Meets Bow

Black Tunic: Lush (under $30) // Pants: Lilly Pulitzer Travel Pants (limited sizes, almost exact) // Vest: Sophie & Trey (old, almost exact here) // Boots: Sam Edelman Penny Boot // Necklace: HSN (similar here) // Apple Watch

Whew- we made it through Monday y'all! Coming off a holiday weekend into a full work week is not for the faint of heart! ha. 

Well on to happier things, like this festive look that's perfect for casual holiday gatherings (of which I have a TON coming!) I'm going to make a pretty bold statement... this might be one of my all-time favorite looks I've shared here on the blog! It might have something to do with the fact that when I put it on my aunt/photog said, "You look rich in that!" (insert crying/laughing emoji)- but seriously who doesn't want to look like a million bucks?! :) There is something about a fur vest that just makes me feel like it is the holiday season, and paired with the black on black tunic + pants it does lend itself to an interesting and yes, rich, pallet of colors! The only accessory you need? A Starbuck #redcup of course! ha.
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Ruffles on Ruffles + The Best Cyber Monday Sales!

Ruffle Sweater: c/o SheIn // Pants: Lilly Pulitzer Travel Pants (almost sold out, these are almost exact and currently 50% off) // Booties: Target

Well y'all, I don't know about you but this Thanksgiving was such a sweet one! The older I get the more I cherish these special times with my family and I am so thankful that I get to celebrate with them. A few years ago I lived in Kansas, and coming home for holidays was difficult (& expensive!) so I really treasure the fact that I'm only about 2 hours away from my family now. Although I don't see them all the time, I'm so glad that we are always able to get together for the important stuff! 

Here's a peek at one of my looks from Thanksgiving weekend. This brown ruffle sweater is SO forgiving (which I certainly needed!) and I love the sweet ruffle details around all the edges. I do want to caution you on two things: 1) This sweater runs big (i'm in a small and it's still large on me) so size down at least one, if not two, sizes! 2) This is more of a thick wool knit than a soft sweater, so be prepared that it is a little "stiffer" than I originally expected! Just want to give y'all the low-down so you know what you're ordering :) 

How was your Thanksgiving?? Tell me all about it below!
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Oh Hey Black Friday! {Best of the Best Sales}


Happy Black Friday y'all!! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with those you love :) 

Now, For us serious shoppers, this is like our Superbowl Sunday! ha. I'm going to keep this short and sweet because I know y'all want to get to the steals and deals! I've rounded up the best of the best sales as well as my picks from each one & I've listed them in alphabetical order so that it's easy to find and reference them- easy peasy! Now, get shopping and let me know what you scoop up!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hey y'all, just wanted to pop in for a minute and wish y'all the sweetest and happiest of Thanksgivings! I've always loved today, because it is a moment in which we can all take a step back from the business of our lives and reflect on what we are thankful for. Although I would love to say that daily I think about these things, it often falls by the wayside when "life" gets in the way. But today we get to collectively take a step back and just be- while giving thanks for the blessings big & small in our lives. So I'm wishing you the sweetest of days and hope that you are surrounded by those you love! Happy Thanksgiving y'all! XOXO


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Gifting with Girl Meets Bow: Gifts Under $25 + Early Black Friday Sales!

Hey y'all! I'm so happy to be writing you from sunny Orlando where I'm home soaking in quality time with my family! I'm excited to be bringing you the next installment in my holiday gifting series- gifts under $25! (Don't forget that you can go to Holidays --> Gift Guides at any time to see all my previous gift guides).

There is no denying that Christmas is a pretty expensive time of year. No matter what I do, or what budget I set, I always end up spending about 5x more than planned! So that's why it's good to have a great assortment of affordable gifts in your arsenal, so that when those extra additions to your gifting list sneak up, you don't have to spend a fortune picking items up on the fly! Here's my picks for the best gifts under $25... 



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What to Wear for Thanksgiving + HUGE Sale News!

Sweater: c/o Romwe // Pants: Lilly Pulitzer (I live in these during the winter!) // Boots: Sam Edelman Penny // Clutch: Old Navy (sold out, love this option) // Apple Watch // Bangles: Bourbon & Bowties // Necklace: Real Collectables (option here too)

Y'all I couldn't be more excited that we are T-2 days from Thanksgiving! There is nothing better than family time AND yummy food #AmIRight ?! I've been clean eating for the past 3 1/2 months, so I'm more than ready to get my turkey/mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes/pumpkin pie on! Also, for the first time in my 28 years (did I just reveal my age?!) I'm in charge of dessert for our family meal and the pressure is on! ha. I'm still looking for the perfect pumpkin recipe, so if you have a no-fail favorite let me know :)

One thing I do have all figured out? My outfit! It's pretty much a given that an elastic waistband and oversize sweater are going to come in play for the holiday, and the second helpings, but those two designs don't have to equal frumpy... far from it! Instead they can be chic when they involve this bold striped sweater. I added a sparkly necklace to glam it up a bit, and I'm kind of obsessed with the results! Do you know what you're wearing for Turkey Day yet?? 
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Layered Up with Oka-B

Plaid Shirt: Old Navy (similar here) // Vest: Old Navy // Jeans: Loft // Flats: c/o Oka-B Sutton Flat (get 20% off with code "OKABGIRL16") // Tote: Kate Spade (similar here)

Well y'all, there is now no doubting that the holidays are here- I had my first red cup of the season!! I thought the perfect way to kick off the week would be to share what my Sunday style often looks like- and here it is :) We got out first serious cold front this weekend and boy was it a cold one y'all! I loved layering this preppy navy buffalo plaid with my trusty olive puffer vest (can't live without these) & wouldn't you know my vest matched my Oka-B Sutton flats perfectly! How fun is the sparkly gold bow?! #IDie #ButSeriously

On another holiday note, y'all know my love for Hallmark Chanel Christmas movies, and this year they are doing 5 nights of brand new movies starting Wednesday- I can't wait! They are kind of the cheesiest, sappiest things around but I love them so and they put me in the most festive holiday spirit! Between the movies and my red cup- it's Falalalalaa round here y'all! 
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Gifting With Girl Meets Bow: For the College Girls

I'm so excited to be back today with my next gift guide and this one is extra close to my heart! As y'all may know, my baby sister is a freshman in college this year so I thought it would be fun to dedicate a gift guide to the college girls! Being in college is such a unique experience, especially as a freshman living in the dorms. You need all sorts of unique space savers, clothing for classes (and going out) and since you're living on a budget holidays are an exciting time to get those things you can't exactly treat 'yo self to on the reg! 

I even asked Mallory for her advice on these ideas, so you can rest assured that the college gals in your life will love anything on this list! And if you have a teen or young post-grad, these ideas would be great for them too!


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The Cutest Fall Floral Top (Only $18!)

Top: Pleione via Nordstrom Rack (only $18!) // Pants: Lilly Pulitzer // Boots: old, my go-to is the Sam Edelman Penny // Clutch: BP

For as much as I love Nordstrom, I find myself all too often forgetting about their more price-sensitive sister, Nordstrom Rack. But, when I was searching for some new luggage the other week for Nashville (PROMISE my guide is coming soon!) I popped into the Rack and found the cutest tops from Pleione! I couldn't believe the prices- under $18 for today's fab find!! I loved the dark floral print, perfect for the season, and the sweet ruffle detail around the neck. It was such a great find (& I love finding goodies like this unexpectedly!) Any steals you've found lately??

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"Pop" and Circumstance

Dress: Lush (under $50 & 4 color choices!) // Boots: Target // Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer Murfee (love this pattern and this one too) // Apple Watch

You know what's good to have this busy holiday season? A 1 + 2 + 3 equation for an easy and effortless outfit! Here's how this simple math is applied to this outfit:

1. Your go-to dress: For me, this Lush Faux-Wrap dress is such a winner that I own it in three colors! #WishIWasKidding. The faux-wrap front is so slimming and it hits at your smallest part, so trust me when I say that you will LOVE it! Bonus: it's under $50 and often goes on sale for even less! 

2. A Colorful Scarf: I adore my Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Scarves because they never fail to add a much-needed pop of color in the fall! And whether you love a Lilly, or a great plaid, it's the perfect piece to have on hand to lend visual interest to your look! 

3. Sassy Booties: I can't believe it took me so long to jump on the bootie bandwagon, but ever since purchasing these western booties I wear them way too often (and not apologizing!) :) They are so comfortable for running around all day and adds some much-needed sass to this girly dress!
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Dressing Room Diaries: Holiday Edition

Happy Monday Friends!! I'm not going to lie, I had a totally different post planned for today, but then wouldn't you know I stopped into the mall and found such great holiday outfit inspirations that I had to post about it today! I was really excited to find some "different" options, so I'm going to walk you through a few styling ideas to try this holiday season...

**EDIT: Everything at Loft is still 40% off today with code "FRIENDS"- that means every piece in this post is on sale!!**

WHY DON'T YOU TRY: LEATHER
This may be my favorite look that I tried because it was so unexpected (especially for me)! As soon as I saw this faux leather skirt I absolutely loved it! It's so edgy and chic, and when I paired it with this pretty ruffled, red top... well "ho ho ho" holiday parties here I come! I would either pair this look with black booties (to really make it edgy) or nude heels to add some classic style. Top runs big & is loose- I'm wearing a small. Skirt runs big- I'm wearing an 8 here but bought in a 6.

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One Piece- Two Ways!

We're going to keep it short, sweet, and festive today... because I don't know about you but this week required too much coffee and too much wine! #ElectionProblems I'm so thankful that we are moving on now (& moving forward) but y'all what a crazy week!

So, I was recently "browsing" J. Crew Factory and adding pieces to my wishlist (does anyone else do this as a guilt free way of shopping?!) when I realized that all the pieces I had added made for two great looks based around this bright red blouse! With an edgy-yet-sweet faux leather pleated skirt- it's  perfect for the workweek or date night. Dressed down with these ponte pants, you've got the chicest weekend look! Which way do you like it best? 


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Gifting With Girl Meets Bow: Make it Personal

Friends I'm so excited to launch my holiday content today on the blog!! It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving & Christmas are only a few weeks away and I'm here to get you prepped and ready have the best holiday season yet! From gift guides, to style, to advice on making the most of the season, Girl Meets Bow is going to have y'all covered from head to toe (and everything in between)! Throughout the season if you want to reference any content, just head on up to the menu bar and hover over "Holidays" and then pick what you're looking for from the drop-down menu- easy as can be!

So were kicking off today with a personal favorite of mine... personalized gifts aka monogrammed heaven! You know I live by Reese Witherspoon's mantra, "If it isn't moving, monogram it!" and I've converted many of my friends and family over to this mentality as well :) There's something so extremely thoughtful about monogrammed or personalized gifts because the receiver knows that you had to plan ahead to make it happen. I also love that it instantly makes every gift a one-of-a-kind! 


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An Americana Look for Election Day

Denim Top: Loft (almost exact) // Jeans: Loft // Vest: J. Crew Factory (runs big, I'm wearing a small) // Boots: Sam Edelman Penny Boot // Scarf: c/o Marley Lilly // Apple Watch // Bangle: Kate Spade (similar)

It's a big day in America y'all... election day!! As I mentioned on Friday, no matter what your views or how you feel about any of the candidates on the ballot, the most important thing you can do today is get out and VOTE! I love the buzz in the air on election day, so I'm headed to the polls at 7am to cast my ballot- can't wait to do my american duty!

In a fashion nod to today, I decided to bust out my red, white, and blue and go full-on patriotic! I love that the colors in this look stay subtle but are still all-American! When it's extra chilly out, this festive plaid blanket scarf is the perfect extra layer. 

Now go get your vote on y'all!
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Zaful Floral Playsuit

Romper: c/o Zaful // Earrings: Bajalia (another option here) // Heels: Target  (my very favorite heels!) // Clutch: Nordstrom (same shape, different color) // Ring: HSN (similar here)

Happy Monday friends! Hope y'all had a stellar weekend :) I went to the St Pete Wine and Food Festival on Saturday and it was the absolute perfect way to spend the day! It was 75 and breezy and there were over 50 local restaurants and wineries in attendance- so much yummy food and delish wine! I was loving it! Sunday was pretty low key... lots of errands to run & cleaning to do! I still hadn't unpacked from my week of travel to NY & Nashville, so needless to say there was a lot to do round here! Hope y'all had a good one too- tell me your highlights in the comments below :)

Alright... now on to this darling Zaful floral romper! Y'all know I have such a love for a great romper, and a long-sleeve version is perfect for the fall because it wards off a little of the impending winter chill (although I certainly wouldn't recommend wearing them in a snowstorm- ha!). However, by adding a fun pair of heels and some colorful earrings you're ready for a night out with your girls- even if it gets a little breezy out!
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Currently Obsessing Over... {v. 82}



Another week has some & gone - can you believe the pace of this year?! Flying friends, it's just flying! It's hard to believe we're now staring Thanksgiving and Christmas in the face! But, it is my absolute favorite time of the year (I love the holidays!!) so I'm trying to remind myself to soak it all in and really enjoy this season. Any tips for making the most of it?

It's been forever since I rounded up my favorites from the week, so I'm pumped to be sharing some new ones today- enjoy!

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One Last Hurrah!

Dress: c/o Make Me Chic // Clutch: Nordstrom (same in different colors) // Apple Watch // Shoes: Target

Well y'all, dare I say the temps in Florida are actually making a turn towards the chilly and it looks like this week is holding our last few minutes of warm weather! So I've decided to go out with a bang and am busting out the ruffles and tassels in full force :) Tassels were one of my favorite trends from this summer and I so hope that they make a reappearance this spring - don't you? 

On another note, I'm starting to plan out my Holiday content and I want to know if there is anything y'all want to see? Is there someone on your list who is hard to shop for? Any upcoming parties that you need style tips for? I always want my content to be relevant and helpful so if there is anything you're dying to see let me know!
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How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Fall Look



Vest: J. Crew Factory (on sale for $44!) // Tee: Gap // Jeans: Loft (similar) // Necklace: J. Crew Factory (super similar) // Flats: c/o Oka-B Mirielle (use code "OKABGIRL16" for 20% off)

Can I get real with y'all for a minute? Sometimes fall and winter start to bum me out! Not because of the actual weather or the season (hello I'm obsessed with Christmas) but it's because of the dark colors everywhere! Fall ushers in a season of neutral colors, and for this bright-obsessed gal that can be a no-go! That's why I'm absolutely loving these Oka-B Mirielle Flats in Fuchsia; they lend such a fun pop of color to an otherwise neutral look and make me so stinkin' happy! Plus, when I wore them an adorable gentleman complimented me on them... now if that doesn't say "winner" than what does?! ;)
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