Thursday, November 24, 2016

Feeling Thankful

There is so much to be thankful for ~ not just today ~ but every day.  But sometimes when life gets hectic and busy it's easy to focus on the things that aren't so great and overlook the good, the little blessings, that happen in our everyday.  Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to slow down a bit, to enjoy family and friends, to relax and reflect on all we have to be thankful for.  I for one am thankful, oh so thankful, for the people God has blessed me with, especially my family!  What are you thankful for?

The Fischer Family {My Family}

The Herrin Family {The Hub's Family}

My people ~ Son - Chad, Me, The Hubs, SoninLove - Colton, Daughter - Madison and Daughter - Megan

Another one of my family, minus a few {The Fischer's}


Me and my boys

Me and my girls

Me and my favorite guy {better known as "The Hubs"}


Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO
Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving or Gameday Style?

There is so much going on this week I was a little torn about what to do a blog post on ~ a Thanksgiving Day outfit, Gilmore Girls Day outfit or a Gameday outfit.  (Oh, you didn't know Gilmore Girls Day is a thing? Well it sure is around here ~ and us Herrin girls will be celebrating in style!  It sure is good to be a girl!  Blog post on that coming next week!!)  For today's post I decided on the Gameday outfit but if you need some Thanksgiving outfit inspiration check out this post (it's a good one!!).

Saturday The Hubs and I will be heading to the Georgia/Georgia Tech game with two of our favorite people for a day of food (tailgating is a must), family, fun and of course football!  I'm really into the comfy tunic, leggings, sneakers combo and that's most likely what I'll be wearing this Saturday.  I may toss on a puffer vest if it's cold enough (this houndstooth vest would be so cute with the striped tunic I'm wearing!) but this outfit has pretty much become my Gameday standard.





~ What I'm Wearing ~

Red & Black Striped Tunic: Entourage (last year) | Similar
Leggings: Target
Sneakers: Old Navy (The pair I'm wearing is sold out but I found an identical pair here.)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (It can be worn different lengths and has become a favorite!)
Bangles: SoLayne Designs c/o (black here and red here)
Beaded Lava Bracelets: SoLayne Designs c/o
Crossbody Bag: H&M (sold out) | Love this one!







I'm looking forward to a full and fun week/weekend ~ Thanksgiving Day with the family, Gilmore Girls Day with my girls and the UGA game with The Hubs.  What are you all up to?  Are you celebrating the holiday with family and friends or having a quiet day at home?  Remember, if you are still stumped about what to wear for Turkey Day here are several looks I know you will love!

XO
Elizabeth

Photos by Madison Herrin at our recent tailgate in Athens, Georgia


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cardi's and Camo

Y'all, it's finally sweater weather in Georgia!  For real!  Like you can wear a sweater in the morning when you leave the house, still have it on when you get home at night and not have suffered heat stroke during the day!  Insert praise hands from this fall weather loving girl!  Better late than never, right?  I bought this cardi well over a month ago and I've been patiently waiting 😏  to wear it ever since.  Is there anything more perfect than a thick, cozy cardi with a hood AND pockets?!?  I don't think so!  I love this one so much I also added this one to my fall/winter wardrobe.

Enough about my cozy cardi love affair and let's address the elephant in the room ~ or the leopard on my feet paired with camo jeans.  I'm not some crazy pattern blind lady, promise!  Both leopard and camo are treated as neutrals in the fashion world which means you can wear both prints with anything you would wear neutrals with.  AND pairing leopard with camo (or with stripes or florals) actually makes a chic fashion statement!  It may not be for everyone but it sure is one of my favorite combos.








~ What I'm Wearing ~

Hoodie Cardigan: Entourage Clothing
Henley Tee With Lace Detail: Similar
Camo Jeans: Similar | Loving these leopard joggers too!
Leopard Booties: Amazon | They are super comfy!
Sunburst Necklace: Entourage Clothing
Aviators: Vera Bradley c/o | Favorite pair of sunnies I've ever owned!
Olive Crossbody Bag: Urban Expressions c/o | This bag is the perfect size ~ not too big and not too small
Hoop Earrings: Stella & Dot













Is it finally sweater weather where you are?  How do you feel about pairing camo and leopard?  Yay or nay?

XO
Elizabeth


Photos by Sarah Beth Rawls at The University of Georgia's North Campus, Athens

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Style

Am I the only person in America who is waiting for actual Election Day to vote?  This whole "early voting" thing has really thrown me off!  It seems like just about everyone I know, besides The Hubs and two out of four of our kids, has already voted and are sporting their "I've Voted" stickers!  Election Day has always been an important day to me.  I grew up with a dad who shared his love of history, politics and American patriotism with me and my siblings, which was passed down from his dad.  I also learned at an early age that voting is a privilege and not something to be taken for granted.  So this afternoon I'll be heading to the polls to cast my vote and when I do I'll be sporting red, white and blue because there's nothing more patriotic than voting, right?



Dark-Wash, Flare jeans: Nordstrom || Flag Scarf: Swell || Navy Tote: Tory Burch || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Tan Booties: Similar || Red Turtleneck Sweater: Similar



Navy Leggings: Nordstrom || Crossbody Bag: Similar || Superstar Sneakers: Adidas || Navy Striped Tee: Topshop || Red Hoodie: Romwe || Denim Vest: Blank NYC || American Flag Earrings: JCPenny

Did you opt for early voting or are you waiting until November 8th like I am?  And it doesn't really matter what you wear to vote it just matters that you vote!

XO
Elizabeth

Thursday, November 3, 2016

All The Things...

Call this November Must Haves, my birthday wish list (hint, hint) or an early holiday shopping guide, all I know is... I want all the things!



1.  Kendra Scott Choker Necklace ~ A trend I'm glad has made a comeback & I hope is here to stay!
2.  Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics ~ Naked pallets 1, 2 and 3 are the bomb so I can only imagine how great their ultimate pallet is!
3.  Spanx Faux Leather Leggings in Wine and Spanx Seamless Camouflage Leggings ~ I own two pairs of Spanx leggings already, Moto Leggings and Faux Leather Leggings in Black, and they are on constant repeat so I figured the wine and camo would be great additions to my fall/winter wardrobe.
4.  NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault ~ The ultimate gift set for a NYX lippie lover like me!
5.  Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring ~ I've not tried the double ring trend but this one makes me want to!
6.  Camo Ball Cap ~ I love camo, I love leather and this ball cap is perfect for days when dry shampoo has done all it can do for the week!
7.  Olive Green Lace-up Sweater ~ The color, tunic style and lace-up detail are perfection!
8.  Vera Bradley Sagebrush Satchel in Canyon Sunset ~ You knew I couldn't have a wish list without a Vera Bradley bag on it!  I'm loving the gorgeous orange-red color of this tote and the leather is as soft as butter!
9.  Velvet Blazer in Wine ~ Perfect for the upcoming holidays and for any day you want to feel fabulous!
10. Adidas Superstar Sneaker ~ The current "IT" shoe (there is one every season).  They will look so cute with all of my Spanx leggings! ;-)

What's on your list?!

XO
Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My Fall Weekend Uniform

Happy November! My favorite month of the year!! I titled this post "My Fall Weekend Uniform" but to be honest this is pretty much " My Fall Everyday Uniform"!  Lucky for me I work where leggings, camo and cute kicks are welcome and I love it!  Don't get me wrong,  I have denim days and dress days but my favorite days are legging-tunic-comfy kicks days!








Every piece that I'm wearing is on constant repeat.  I live in these Spanx Moto Leggings and when I'm not wearing them I'm wearing this faux leather pair.  Both are fabulous, slimming, comfy and a must-have for every girl!  (This pair and this pair are on my birthday wish list because you can't have too many!)  Tunic tops cover a multitude of sins and make leggings acceptable to wear as pants.  You gotta cover that bootie, ladies!  Now the jacket... this camo cutie can be worn as a shirt or a jacket, is totally on trend and makes an otherwise basic outfit pop!  I sized up so it goes easily over other shirts.  Do you love comfy, chic kicks like I do?  Then these are for you too!  I've been carrying this gorgeous backpack every day this season but I decided to switch to a crossbody to change things up a bit.  This one is the perfect size ~ not too big and not too small ~ and the olive green color is gorgeous!








Have you adopted a uniform yet this season?  If so, tell me about yours!

XO
Elizabeth

Photos by Colton Cape at Sharon Springs Park in Cumming, Georgia

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

It's Good To Be A Girl!

I have to admit, I'm super excited about this post and have been since I came up with the idea a few months ago!  I've been looking for the opportunity to include my girls on my blog ~ they are both beautiful, each have a great sense of style and are really good writers (unlike their momma!).  Vera Bradley's new "It's Good To Be A Girl" campaign seemed like the perfect time to feature them because we Herrin girls sure do love most everything about being a girl!!

My girls and I spent last Saturday morning together doing some of our favorite things ~ coffee, shopping, talking, laughing, lunching and chatting about why each of us think it's good to be a girl!

We sure do love Jittery Joe's, downtown Athens and girl time!



Laughing is our favorite

Selfies (usies) and Snapchat ("Painted Feathers" phone case c/o Vera Bradley)





Madison Christina is my baby girl, the youngest of my three kids.  She's 21 (almost 22!) and is a senior in college majoring in PR/Communications. To know Madie is to love Madie.  She lights up a room and always has a smile on her sweet face.  Oh, and she wants to marry Tim Tebow, so if anyone has any connections please help a girl out! ;-)

Why It's Good To Be A Girl in Madison's words...



~ What Madison's Wearing ~

Leggings: TJ Maxx
Faux Suede OTK Boots: Entourage Clothing
Arrow Necklace: Entourage Clothing
Sunnies: Vera Bradley c/o
Leather Tote: Vera Bradley c/o




 Megan Grace is my oldest, my "apple", my shining star.  She's been married to Colton, her high school sweetheart, for a little over 3 1/2 years.  She's also the strongest, most determined person I know.  She may be little but she is fierce!

Why It's Good To Be A Girl in Megan's words...

It’s good to be a girl because, “Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends.” Kate Spade said this and I believe this to be true. I feel like my style changes depending on my mood. I’m not just referring to my clothes when I say ‘style,’ but my makeup as well. I view clothes and makeup as a fun and creative way to express myself. Boys don’t necessarily have that option to change up their clothing and makeup depending on how they are feeling that day! I feel like my style is constantly changing and I do consider it dress most of the time! Some days I feel like I am embracing my inner Hippie and everything from my hair, to my makeup, to my clothes embraces the boho style. I do the same thing with girlie girl style or casual chic. This purse from Vera Bradley and the clothes I chose from Entourage (pictured below) are very versatile. I can use this purse as a pop of color with any outfit that I choose for the day and the Entourage clothing can be mixed and matched to fit the way I am feeling any day of the week! 




~ What Megan's Wearing ~

Faux Suede Tank Top: Entourage Clothing
Distressed Denim: Entourage Clothing
Faux Suede Ankle Booties: Entourage Clothing
Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot (retired) | This one is one of my favorites!
Tripple Compartment Bag: Vera Bradley c/o
Sunnies: Vera Bradley c/o






Why I think It's Good To Be A Girl...

There are SO many reasons why I think it's good to be a girl!  From big things like having really awesome, supportive girl friends, some who have been in my life for.ev.er and some who have only been in my life for a few years, to little things like Gilmore Girls marathons with my girls (November 25th can't get here fast enough!) and being able to wear leopard print every.single.day if I feel like it!  But for me the number one reason it's good to be a girl is the privilege and blessing of being a mom.  There is nothing that compares.  No job that's greater.  Nothing that makes me happier.  My kids, the three I gave birth to and the one that became mine when he married my daughter, are my joy, my heart and why I think It's REALLY Good To Be A Girl!!




~ What I'm Wearing ~

Faux Fur Vest: Entourage Clothing
Tunic Top: Entourage Clothing (one sale for $24!)
Faux Leather Leggings: SPANX (They are the best leggings ever and probably the most worn item of clothing in my closet in the fall/winter.)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (Can be worn several ways!)
Faux Suede OTK Boots: Entourage Clothing
Sunnies: Vera Bradley c/o (My most favorite sunglasses I've ever owned!)
Leighton Backpack: Vera Bradley c/o












OK, it's your turn!  Why do you think It's Good To Be A Girl?!  Please leave a comment and let me know!  And one more thing... would you like to see more of these mother/daughter style posts?  Let me know your thoughts on that too!

XO
Elizabeth

Photos by Sarah Rawls and taken in beautiful Athens, Georgia