Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Leopard, Backpacks and Pink Drinks

Leopard, backpacks and pink drinks ~ these are a few of my favorite things!  Seriously, if you asked someone to describe me they would probably say, "A little dark haired, green eyed woman, wearing leopard print, carrying a backpack and drinking a pink drink"!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, leopard is a trend that never goes out of style.  You can wear it season after season, year after year, especially in a classic A-line style like this sleeveless sweater dress.  It's purfect for this time of the year.  It can be worn with a cardigan or jacket if it's cold out but looks great alone when the temps warm up in the afternoons.  Suede knee-high bootsankle booties and lace up flats all look great with this easy-to-wear dress.  Oh, and it has pockets!!  Doesn't get much better than that!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Leopard Sweater Dress: Entourage Clothing (It's on sale for $25!!)
Suede Knee-high Boots: Similar
Leather Backpack: Vera Bradley c/o (I'm obsessed. It's the perfect chic "mom" bag, even if your kids are grown!)
Gold Tassel Necklace: Versona | Similar
Sunnies: Quay
Bracelet: H&M | The one I'm wearing is sold out but this one is similar

Sorry for last week's blogging absence.  I've been struggling with migraines the past few weeks and last week was particularly hard.  After trying to function through the work day, blogging at night was just not happening!  But I have something really fun in the works and it should be coming to the blog later this week!  Stay tuned!


Thanks, JennySue Makeup for snapping my pics!! XO

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Confessions and Chevron Stripes

Confession #1... These pictures were taken back in the early spring but never made it to the blog.  They were snapped by my friend Jennifer (of JennySue Makeup) when we were at Lenox Square for one of our Macy's Advisory Board meetings.  When she sent them to me I saved them to my phone instead of my computer which means they got buried in the over 1000 pictures currently on my phone so...

Confession #2... This shirt is one of my favorites and it's really old.  Like I've had it for years.  I bought it one summer at a little boutique in Seaside Florida when we were there on vacation and I've loved it ever since.  What's not to love about bold chevron stripes and cold shoulder detail?

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Chevron Print Blouse: Old | Similar(ish)
Dark-wash Jegging Jeans: American Eagle
Gold Fringe Necklace: Stella & Dot
Gold Hoops: Stella & Dot
Crossbody Bag: Urban Expressions c/o
Sunnies: Vera Bradley c/o

Do you have something in your wardrobe that's been there forever and you just can't part with it?  And tell me, how many pictures do you have on your phone?


Pictures by Jennifer Duvall at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, Georgia

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

When Shorts Weather and Sweater Weather Collide

We're at that point here in Georgia where shorts and sweaters are equally appropriate on any given day.  The mornings are cool and the afternoons are warm, which is typical early fall in the South!  I'm so ready for all day sweater weather but until then I'll combine fall clothes (like booties and a vest) with summer clothes (like denim shorts and a tank) so I don't suffer heatstroke by 1:00pm but still get my fall fashion fix!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Black Vest: Similar
Black Sleeveless Top: Entourage | Similar
Sunnies: Vera Bradley c/o
Necklace: Moon and Lola | Chain"E" CharmBall Charm
Denim Shorts: American Eagle
Booties: Qupid
Double Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Clutch: Mud Pie c/o

Y'all, yesterday was National Handbag Day!  If you have been a reader of my blog for long you know how much I love handbags!!  I guess you could call me a "handbag collector".  Clutches, satchels, shoulder bags, cross body bags, backpacks... I love them all!  I've linked a few of my recent favorites incase you want to add to a bag or two to your handbag collection!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall Wardrobe Refresh

One of the best ways to update your look for fall without spending a lot of money is by adding a few new accessories to your wardrobe.  I'm an accessories loving girl ~ bags, shoes, scarves, hats, jackets, vests and of course, jewelry, are my jam and the first things I gravitate to when I'm craving a wardrobe refresh!  I recently stopped by Versona to check out their new fall line and let me tell you, I had a hard time choosing what to bring home with me!  So.Much.Good.Stuff!!  Name an accessory, Versona has it!  If you follow me on Snapchat (if you don't, you should!) you saw my Versona trip in realtime AND you were able to help me choose what to get this shopping trip and what needs to be on my "to buy REALLY soon" list!

Versona doesn't just sell accessories, it's a great place for basics and clothes as well!  How about that metallic moto jacket?!?!

Table after table and rack after rack of accessory goodness!

I'm a sucker for a cute graphic tee, fabulous bag and the perfect desk accessory!

I've been on the hunt for an affordable gold tassel necklace ever since I fell in love with this one a while ago so I was thrilled when I came across this double tassel beauty at Versona!  I couldn't find it online to link it but they have it in store.  (My sweater is from Entourage Clothing and it just went on sale for $32!)

It's pretty perfect, right?  It comes in silver as well!

Y'all, next to diamonds turquoise is my favorite stone!  I wear a turquoise ring every single day no matter what else I'm wearing.  It just makes me happy!  (Dress and Cardigan are both from Entourage Clothing and booties are from Amazon.)

Seriously, how great is this necklace?!

I bought this necklace in bright yellow at the beginning of the summer and I've worn it so much (and gotten so many complements on it) I regretted not buying it in gray as well, so I was really excited that they had one left on my most recent Versona visit. Oh, and it was on the clearance table!! Win, Win!

Don't you just love a fabulous statement earring?

The latest additions to my accessories wardrobe.

Have you started your fall wardrobe refresh?  Tell me what you've added, or what you want to add to take you into the new season with style!


I was gifted the earrings and a gift card by Versona.  Review and opinions are my own. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kimono and Graphic Tank

I was going through picture files on my computer and came across these from mid-summer that never made it to the blog.  They didn't get posted not because I didn't like them but because they were taken back when I was shooting several outfits a week and they got lost in the shuffle.  I feel like this outfit is not super summery and would still work for this season transition time of the year.  To change it up for fall I'd trade out the wedges for booties and the kimono for a leather bomber jacket.

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Kimono: Entourage Clothing (the one I'm wearing is sold out but I have this one too and love it!)
Graphic Tank: Entourage Clothing (This one is one of my new favorites!)
Dark-wash Skinny Jeans: American Eagle (Similar)
Clutch: Entourage Clothing (Similar)
Aviators: Stella & Dot (They have been my go-to's all summer long!)
Necklace: Entourage Clothing


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September Transition

I'm in fall transition mode, y'all, but the weather is stuck in summer!  It's been over 90 degrees for almost 90 days here in Georgia.  I want so badly to wear leather leggings, boots, cozy sweaters and blanket scarves but unless I want to have heatstroke I'm sticking to lighter layers in darker colors and fall-ish patterns.  Fall booties have replaced my summer sandals for the most part but I decided to take these peep-toe lace-ups out one more time before I pack them up for the fall/winter season.  I also can't seem to part completely with my white quilted leather backpack.  I've put it away with my other summer bags a few times now but I keep getting it back out.  I've been carrying my white backpack as much as my brown one and my black one these past few weeks.  Backpacks have definitely become my go-to bag and you can read all about why I love them here.

~ What I'm Wearing ~

White Tank: Nordstrom
Kimono: Entourage (old) | Similar
Joggers: Similar | I'm loving this camo pair!
Backpack: Vera Bradley c/o
Necklace: Versona (sold out) | Similar
Cage Sandals: Nordstrom

How are the temps where you are?  Have you been able to completely transition your wardrobe over for fall or are you still in the process like I am?


Photos by my friend, Hannah Betzel in front of the David Hale mural on Washington Street in Downtown Athens

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Completer Pieces

If you haven't noticed by now, I wear a lot of completer pieces.  I think they pull a whole look together and add the perfect finishing touch and that extra something to what would be a pretty plain outfit without them.  In spring and summer my completer pieces are usually kimonos in florals or light weight, sheer fabrics.  In the fall I transition to heavier weight kimonos and vests like this one and this one, both of which I recently added to my wardrobe (I'm vest obsessed, y'all!).  In the winter I finish my look with jackets, cardigans and vests in knit or fur.

For this particular girl's night out with two of my blogger friends I tossed on a medium weight, Aztec print kimono over a basic black tee-shirt maxi dress, put on favorite wedges (which I'm just about to trade in for this pair of booties for fall transition) and grabbed a bold yellow bag (the color is perfect for any season) and headed out the door.  It was a GNO worthy, blog worthy outfit in my book! ;-)

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Maxi Tee-Shirt Dress: Entourage Clothing (sold out) | Similar
Kimono: Entourage Clothing (sold out) | Similar
Wedges: Steve Madden (old) | These are so cute!
Bag: Urban Expressions (It's a great size, shape and color! Save 25% on it and anything else on their site with code UE25F47DZ)
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Sunnies: Quay


Photos by Molly Moon Burton in downtown Athens, Georgia