Last weekend I was thrilled to head to Atlanta for my girl Rachael's bachelorette weekend! We had such a fun time in the A-T-L that I wanted to share some "behind the scenes" pictures with y'all and share some of what we saw and did. It's perfect timing since this Saturday, Rachael and Joe tie the knot!
Featured, Girls Trip, Lifestyle, Travel
Happy Friday Friends! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to share today's post- in fact I've been working on it for awhile so yay for finally getting it to you!! :)
One of my favorite things in the world are the girl's trips that I take each year. When we graduated college, my best friends and I (there are about 12 of us total) decided to make it a yearly tradition to take a trip together. Although we now are girlfriends, wives, mothers, businesswomen, entrepreneurs, and more, each year we prioritize these trips together! To make it less-stressful each year we rotate who plans the trip- and last October it was my turn. I learned A LOT about how to plan a trip and manage your stress - because if you stress the whole time, you miss all the fun! So in the spirit of sharing my learnings, today I'm spilling 5 tips for a stress-free girl's trip!
Cold Weather, fashion, Featured, Lilly Pulitzer
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Ali Dress || Vest: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Booties: Vince Camuto "Peera" || Bangles: Bourbon and Bowties || Apple Watch || Necklace: HSN (old, similar)
I gave a sneak peek of this look yesterday on Instagram and y'all loved it! Looks like I'm not the only one who loves to carry my Lilly Pulitzer into the "winter" season (if you can even call it that in Florida!!) I have a pretty well-documented obsession on here of my love for a puffer vest, so when there was a chill in the air the other day I paired one with my swingiest Lilly dress and called it a day!
I definitely subscribe to the adage that "more is more & less is a bore" so rather than toning this dress down with a neutral-colored dress, I decided to "tone it up" with another bright to bring out all the color! There's no definitely hiding in this look- and that's how I like it! :)
Ruffle Top: c/o Romwe || Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans || Shoes: Converse (Size down a 1/2 size) || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Bangle: Kate Spade
Hey friends! I've missed you around here! If you follow along on Instagram you saw that I spent the weekend in Atlanta celebrating my girl Rachael for her bachelorette! (Much more to come on that!) We had SO much fun, but between a crazy week at work and prepping for the weekend, it took it out of me and I needed to spend a few days in my "life" away from the blog. I'm sure y'all understand! But I'm thrilled to be back today with an adorable top that I've been dying to share with you.
When I first saw the ruffles and peplum on this top, I couldn't help but think "RUFFLES!!" (I mean really though). I think there are a lot of ways to wear this top, but I decided to keep it casual and pair it with my favorite distressed denim & go-to sneakers for an easy weekend look. A note on sizing: this top does run short (hits me above my hip) so if you're taller than 5'4 (my height) than it may be too short on you.
Cold Weather, fashion, Featured, Oka-B Shoes
Striped Peplum Top: Loft (old, super similar here) || Vest: Old Navy (option here) || Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans || Necklace: J. Crew || Flats: c/o Oka-B "Sutton" (on sale!) || I've gotten lots of questions on my curls, and you can pick up my curling wand here
I don't know about you, but I find this time of the year incredibly hard to dress for! At this point I'm so over my winter wardrobe, but the mornings are still chilly and afternoons are almost 80, so what is a girl to wear?!?! These are the times that I have to rely on layers. A simple striped tee can really be elevated (and made more interesting!) with a great vest and sparkly necklace- I love the interplay between all the different fabrics! I'm also pretty over my boot assortment, so grabbing these cute bow flats reinvigorates me :) I mean, who doesn't get excited over #bowsonyourtoes??
fashion, Featured, J. Crew, Valentines Day, Warm Weather
Pink Tee: J. Crew (option here) || Skirt: J. Crew (option 1/2/3 also how darling are these pants as an alternative?!) || Red Bag: Kate Spade (option here) || Tennis Shoes: Converse || Necklace: c/o Marley Lilly || Apple Watch
Happy Valentine's day y'all!! It's no surprise that I love this day of love- I mean hello I'm obsessed with the color pink! But more than that, I love that today is a great reminder to tell those in our lives how much we love them & they mean to us (and I'm not just talking about our significant others). Although we should be telling them everyday, we all know how busy life gets, so slowing down and "sharing the love" is so important!
Even though I'm single this year, I'm embracing the "Galentine's" idea and headed out to grab drinks with some friends of mine, so I'm excited for the fun! What plans do you have for tonight?
Banana Republic, Dressing Room Diary, fashion, Featured, Lilly Pulitzer, Loft
Happy Monday friends!! How was everyone's weekend? I had a fabulous one: co-hosted the sweetest baby shower, girl's night out, church (I'm now approved to start volunteering with the babies and I'm SO excited to start in March!), the sunniest lunch with friends, and the some spring shopping! Yep, it was a busy & great one!
Well, I'm thrilled to share my shopping adventures with you today in a doozy of a new round of Dressing Room Diaries! You know the drill... the lighting is kind of wanky, my hair is sometimes a mess, & un-edited iPhone photos are the name of the game! But, you'll get to see these pieces IRL and get a feel for the fit & sizing. As always if you have any questions let me know!
For reference- I'm a size 6, usually between a Small/Medium size with a small top and curvy bottom half.
Lilly Pulitzer Ophelia Dress- This is one of my favorite style dresses from Lilly as the swingy fit is so flattering on every shape! I size up to a medium for length. Totally obsessed with this darling pineapple print!
Tunic: c/o Make Me Chic || Leggings: c/o LulaRoe Mary Allison || Boots: Michael Shannon (these are my go-to pair) || Apple Watch || Bangles: Bourbon and Bowties
Happy Friday! It has been another busy, busy week here and I absolutely cannot believe that February is already half-way though! I've been running around town so much that I've hardly been home or had a moment to catch up on my "life". Last night I only made it about 30 minutes on my couch before my eyes just couldn't stay open! Needless to say, I'm currently very thankful for my DVR so I can catch up on my favorite shows this weekend :) Is #DVRandChill a thing?! ha! So today I thought it would be fun to share a few shows currently on my DVR- are there any you're watching too?
Navy Pesant Blouse: Gap (40% off with code "FORYOU") || Sweater Vest: Loft (old, similar here) || Jeans: J. Crew "Toothpick" || Hat: c/o Brooklyn Hat Company || Boots: Sam Edelman "Penny"
I'm having the most inspired week this week y'all! I don't know about you, but there is something about spending time with other creatives, and like-minded women, that fills me up with so many new ideas! Tuesday I chatted with my friend Kat and learned all about her amazing furniture business (which you can shop here) - hearing her journey and success story make me so excited to be chasing my dreams! And last night I had dinner with two local blogger/Insta pals (Thanks for dinner Chelsea and Lauren!) and we started talking about how to support each other and bring local creatives together- seriously fun stuff! It's so nice batting around ideas with ladies who just "get it" - you know? So needless to day I'm back in action today feeling fueled and inspired to get to work!
I can hardly believe that Valentine's Day is almost here! I love this holiday (I mean hello, pink all day err day!) and even though I may not currently be in a relationship, I'll take any excuse to celebrate! I'm also a big believer is sharing love with all of those who mean something to you; friends, family, even co-workers- it's never the wrong time to tell them how special they are! So today I'm rounding up some of my favorite outfits, gifts, and more to help you celebrate in red + pink fashion! :)
Dusty Pink OTS Dress || Gemstone Drop Earrings || Heart Sunglasses || Heart Phone Case || Blush Pink Watch || Floral Dress with Bow || Tucan Tumbler || Heart Stud Earrings || Champagne Gummies || Smores Pillow || Striped Sandals || Pink OTS Bow Top
Welcome to a new week y'all! I had all sorts of fun this weekend so I thought it would be fun to do a little "Weekend Wrap-Up" and share it all with you!
On Friday night the Junior League of St. Petersburg hosted a super-fun social at a local Speakeasy, Proof. We had a blast with the photo booth & fun craft cocktails- plus playing catch-up with all our favorite gals! It's been awhile since we all got together so it was such a treat to kick off the weekend with everyone.
Well happy Friday y'all! You gave such great feedback on this new series that I decided I just had to bring it back again this week! :) Thanks so much for letting me know that you enjoyed it!
This week has definitely had me on the run-around! I'm the kind of girl who thrives when I'm (over) committed, but it doesn't mean that it's not hard to keep up with everything sometimes. The pressure is definitely on at work too to make sure my brand is bringing in huge sales goals- so there is all sorts of extra stress in the office! Needless to say I'm chanting "TGIF" quite loudly today :)
Welcome to another new series coming to Girl Meets Bow in 2017- a monthly book review! As I mentioned in my 2017 Resolutions, I'm working to read more books & get back to my bookworm roots & doing these monthly roundups is helping to keep me motivated! This month I managed three books (hoping in the coming months to read even more) but I am excited to share them with you. So without further ado... Here is my January book review!