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Fancy Friday Finds (vol. 5)

Happiest of Friday's my friends!! I had a bit of a short week, since I took yesterday off for community service to volunteer with the Heart Gallery for their annual "Flock to the Trop" gala and today I'm off to Orlando with two of my best friends to attend the Beth Moore conference. I am so excited for the weekend! 

I know I just shared some Fancy Friday Finds last week, but I was doing some online shopping and came across so many more cute things that I couldn't resist sharing them all with you! Enjoy!

The Only Shorts You Need for Summer

Tee: Loft || Shorts: Loft (wearing size 6) || Sandals: Pierre Dumas via Statements || Necklace: Stella and Dot (similar here) || Target: Sunglasses || Apple Watch

I know it's a pretty bold statement to say that these are "the only shorts you need for summer"- but friends that's how good they are! The minute I laid eyes on them, it was pretty much love at first sight- the stripes, the pink, the big bow! S-W-O-O-N! My head was already spinning with all the ideas I had to style them. When it came time to shoot this look, I decided to KISS (keep it simple silly) and let the shorts speak for themselves. So a white tee and simple gold jewelry it was! I definitely think you could amp up your look with a one-shoulder or off the shoulder top + wedges... girl's night?! Yes please! When those chilly summer nights roll in, toss on a denim jacket for an extra layer. I adore the loose, comfy fit yet how pulled together they look!

For fit, these shorts have an elastic waist and loose fit, but run TTS- I'm wearing a 6. 

I Like Big Bows...

Dress: c/o Make Me Chic || Wedges: c/o Oka-B (get 20% off with code "OKABGIRL16") || Apple Watch || Bangle: Bourbon and Bowties

There is absolutely nothing this Florida girl loves more than a sunshine-filled day at the beach! This weekend my Aunt/photographer and I got together to shoot some new content for this little blog & I told her we just HAD to meet near the water- I needed some Vitamin Sea! Luckily, I had the perfect dress for an excursion down to the beach- this precious striped bow dress! I love the loose, oversized fit- it allowed me to stay cool even in the sweltering heat. And I mean, who doesn't love the sweet bow-tie detail on the back... swoon! When I got these new Oka-B Sullivan wedges in the mail I knew they would make the perfect pairing! #BowonBowsonBows In my world, too much is never enough! ;) 

Fancy Friday Finds (vol. 4)

TGIF! Am I right?! I was talking to my best friend last night, and telling her how crazy my workweek was, and she said "I feel like that's been a theme for you lately!" Yes friends, she is right! As much as I sound like a broken record, it's been another insane week at the office and it's not slowing down anytime soon! I've been coming in early, staying late and running around like a crazy woman every minute in between- so I need every minute of this weekend to recover from the week :)

So let's kick it off with a new round of Fancy Friday Finds... yay!


Anchors Away!

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (shop more options at the end of this post) || Sandals: Sam Edelman Yardley (option here and here) || Apple Watch || Bangles: Bourbon and Bowties

Does this dress not get you in the summertime vibe?! If you know Lilly Prints than you know this one came from a few years ago when the theme of each of her collections was a different party. This particular print is from the "Booze Cruise" collection and it never fails to make me smile! I have such a deep love for all things nautical- and this piece combines all those motifs I adore! I think the high-low hemline is so sassy too- a little extra "flair" if you will ;) This dress is a perfect example of why I love Lilly so much- even a few years after it's introduction a Lilly piece never goes out of style!

I had originally ordered this dress to be my birthday dress, but when I went to Raleigh it ended up being freezing the whole weekend so I realized I would have to save this dress for another occasion. Needless to say I'm counting down to the first summer soiree of the season so I can bust out this beauty!

Summer Palm Print

Tunic: Buddy Love via Madison Raleigh (similar here) || Jeans: Loft || Wedges: Target (similar here) || Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne || Bangles: Bourbon and Bowties || Clutch: Sophie and Trey (similar here) || Apple Watch

Happy Monday friends! Did you have a wonderful Easter weekend? I always love this weekend so much, because it's such a chance for reflection and sweet celebration (you can read more about my thoughts here). 

Well I've been really excited to share today's look with you, because I have a new brand to love- Buddy Love to be exact! When I was visiting my girlfriends in Raleigh for my birthday weekend we went shopping and I stumbled upon this show-stopping tunic top. It was one of those pieces that I KNEW I would regret not getting if it didn't come home with me. So I checked out real quick!! After doing some more internet stalking research on the brand, I realized I actually owned another dress from them (a favorite of mine) and I pretty much wanted everything on their website! There's bright prints & bold patterns- two things I adore!

This tunic is pretty long on me (I'm 5'4 for reference) so I half-tucked it to help lengthen my legs. But if you're taller it would be SO cute as a swingy tunic with white denim or tucked into denim shorts! Lots of ideas to style it!

Sunday Scripture: He is Risen!

Happy Easter friends! This is such a special holiday as it is a reminder to me (and each of us!) just how much God loves us. The simple truth is that you and I are sinners- that's just all there is to it. And yet the Lord loves us so deeply, and wanted to make a way for us to join him in heaven, that he sent his son, Jesus, as a living sacrifice for our sins.

Just let that sink in for a minute!

#TargetDoesItAgain : The Sweetest Summer Maxi!

Dress: Cat and Jack via Target (shop more of my favorites from the collection below!) || Sandals: Sam Edelman || Apple Watch || Bangles: Bourbon and Bowties || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Clutch: Sophie & Trey (similar) || Sunglasses: Target

I've let y'all in to my "secret shopping spot" at my go-to retailer before, but can you blame me when the dresses are THIS cute?! I mean, here I am running in to pick up face wash and a birthday card when this dress all but jumped off the rack and into my basket! The palm print is super on trend this season (in fact I have a new piece with it coming next week :) ) and the neon detailing around the bottom of it is just the perfect pop of color! As soon as I saw it my brain started shouting, "wear me to brunch!" - and that's what I'm doing this weekend ;) I mean... a girl's got to listen to her brain! ha

Speaking of the weekend, can we talk about how happy I am that it is here?! I feel like I say this all the time (#brokenrecord) but work has just been off-the-charts crazy! Every week I think, "oh this week is going to be pretty calm" and then everything just blows up! It definitely keeps me on my toes and oh-so-busy. Can't complain about that, but bring on the wine this weekend!


Let's Talk Spring Dresses + Shopbop's Sale of the Season!

What, an extra week day post?! Who am I?! ;) There are so many fun sales going on this week that I couldn't miss out on the chance to tell y'all about another one - and share my favorite dress selections! I'm sure you know by now that Shopbop is having THE sale of the season! Unlike their tiered sale from a few months ago, this sale offers a straight discount- 20% off under $500 & 25% over $500- so everyone wins! Just use code "Event17" and you're golden :)

In the Spring and Summer (and really, year-round!) I wear dresses, dresses, and more dresses! So I couldn't wait to share my current wishlist, finds, and favorites! There are seriously SO many cute pieces & bright colors- this Florida girl's heart is happy, happy!


Dressing Room Diary + SALES!

Alright friends, I'm going to give you a warning... today's Dressing Room Diaries is a DOOZY! There are so many cute new arrivals in stores lately that I have a ton to share with you! Grab a big 'ol cup of joe and let's jump right in!

{For reference, everything is TTS unless I mention otherwise. I'm 5'4 and normally wear a small/med/size 4-6 in the stores listed below! I will make sure to let you know what size I'm wearing for each item so that you can make a judgement call on sizing :) }

Wanted to give y'all the head's up that LOFT is currently having it's Friends and Family sale, which means that everything is 40% off with code "FRIENDS"- so everything you see below is now on sale! woo-hoo!

Floral Romper- Wearing size medium. I live in rompers for spring/summer so I thought this was a fun new pattern to add to my romper wardrobe. I tried to get y'all a shot of the back too as I love the fun criss-cross detail!


Ready for the Weekend With Vineyard Vines

Pullover: Vineyard Vines (new pattern) || Shorts: Old Navy (my go-to shorts for summer!) || Sperrys: gifted (similar & similar) || Necklace: HSN || Sunglasses: Target || Coffee Cup: Lilly Pulitzer

I thought my days of wearing sleeves were pretty much over (#FloridaProblems), but what do you know, a small cold front moved through this weekend and I'm taking full advantage by whipping out this comfy and preppy pullover from Vineyard Vines! This look was giving me some serious nautical vibes, so I added my Sperry's (a gift from my mama) and pearls for a full on prep-tastic look! ha. I don't know why it's taken me so long to get a VV Shep Shirt- it is so comfortable that I want to spend all my weekend days in it! Unfortunately the heat is on it's way back, so I think my days are numbered in it, but I wanted to make sure and share it for those of you who still have some chill in the air!

March Book Reviews

Happy Wednesday and welcome to my newest round of book reviews! Unfortunately I totally fell off the wagon in February, but I'm so glad I was able to get back in action this month and read some new books! Just like in previous months, I'm giving my honest reviews of the books and whether or not I'd recommend them to you! For context, I tend to lean towards lighthearted "chic lit" but do enjoy a good mystery or thriller from time to time if the story is compelling! :) 

Alright, lets get started...!

The Perfect Easter Dress (for Under $30!)

Dress: Merona (under $30!) || Jacket: Loft || Sandals: Palm Beach Sandals || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Apple Watch

I can't believe that Easter is right around the corner (April 16th to be exact) and if your family is anything like mine, than it is not only a day to celebrate the hope we have because of our Savior, it's also a day to pull out your prettiest spring dress! I realized last week that I was a little behind on picking out my Easter finery, but luck was on my side! I was making a normal Target run when I spotted this beauty hanging right there- like it was meant for me! I'm obsessed with the pretty pastel flowers and the flattering fit-and-flare shape. I also love that you can dress this piece up with heels (these pink beauties are perfect!) or toss on a denim jacket and sandals like I did here for an Easter egg hunt. Speaking of egg hunts, this week I'm "egging" houses with the Junior League! We go out late at night and "egg" members houses with eggs full of treats and a sign that says "Some Bunny in the Junior League loves you!" The kids get SO excited to wake up to a fun surprise! I love seeing the sweet pictures flood my newsfeed, so it's always such a fun week!