Monday, September 8, 2014

Transitions

Hello, September. How are you here already? You're breaking my heart! Summer is my favorite season of all and I hate to see it go. Thankfully, it's still summertime here in Savannah. But, that also means it's a constant challenge dressing for the temperatures and the season. This is the time of year that I start hunting for those transitional pieces that will carry me late summer to fall. Here are a few of my go-to items that make the transition a little smoother...



1. A great maxi, like this one that I scored last weekend. It will pair perfectly with the next item on my list.

2. A versatile scarf. For example, this one. I'm pretty much obsessed. And did I mention it's on sale?

3. A neutral pair of peep toe sandals, like these. These or similar can take you right through the fall, in my opinion.

4. A fall inspired statement piece, like this. Loving these vibrant colors!

5. Last but not least, a nonchalant handbag. This one is perfect.

What are your go-to items? Here's wishing  you a fantastic week!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tie One On

A bow tie, that is. Happy National Bow Tie Day, y'all! Living in Savannah, you know I had to get on this. I adore a bow tie and just love it when my mister wears one. Not only are they classic and sporty but also a bit unexpected. Ok, well maybe not so unexpected in Savannah but you know what I mean. Learning to tie one does take some practice, so I've heard. And on that note, I thought I'd include a neat tutorial. But feel free to keep scrolling, skip the lesson and go straight to the goodies.




Collared Greens is one of my favorite brands for bow ties. Aren't they just so dapper? 
It's hard to pick a favorite! Have a great Thursday, friends! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Off The Grid



So, I feel like I have some 'splaining to do. I've been absent from this space a lot recently and I wouldn't blame you if you have given up on me! You see, work and life have been busy lately and on top of that, I've been on the go. If you follow along on instagram, you probably know that I had a birthday last Thursday and the husband surprised me with a trip to Boston. Yay! We had a ball and it went by way too fast. Before Boston, I was on a work retreat at Dufuaski Island and not long before that, I was in Vegas. So, you see, it's been a busy few weeks. Work days have been long and evenings have been short which leaves little time to curate quality posts.  I'm a firm believer that blogging shouldn't rule your life but instead be a part of your life. With summer winding down, I'm hoping I will have a little more time to create fun, useful posts just for you. I'm working hard to get back to regular posting soon. Until then, I hope you will hang with me. Have a great Wednesday friends and I look forward to seeing you on a more regular basis real soon!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Weekend!

Hello, friends. Happy Friday! The weekend is finally here to rescue me from this long week. Starting at 5pm today, I plan to kick it into relaxation mode. I'm talking mani/pedi, sleeping in, maybe a little beach time and a cocktail. And on that note, I thought I'd share one of my favorite things...a champagne cocktail.



This Elderflower Champagne Cocktail sounds absolutely delightful. Don't you think?
image and recipe via The Kitchn


Cheers, y'all!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Another Lovely Collaboration

It's no secret that adore Banana Republic. I mean, it's my jam, y'all. I've always loved Banana and for the last few years, it's been my go-to for smart, sharp business attire, as well as classic casual wear. That being said, these designer collaborations only deepen my love and have me reaching for my wallet. I thought I'd share some of my favorites from the Roland Mouret + Banana Republic line. Enjoy!



I'm loving the neckline and sleeve detail on this Lace Sleeve dress


Love everything about this look. How could I not, navy is pretty much my fave color. 
The Leopard Pencil skirt is perfect with the Colorblock Crew.


This Perforated belt is a staple in my book. 
Think of all the outfits you could add it to for that extra layer of depth. 


This bold Strappy Sheath dress has statement written all over it. I love the wide shoulders. 
So hard to resist!


This Two Button blazer could take you from desk to dinner in a cinch. Another staple. 


I'd say this was another lovely collaboration. See the full collection here
Keep 'em coming, Banana! 
Have a fantastic Wednesday, friends!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Where did the weekend go, y'all? Seems like it was just Friday. :( It was a rainy weekend in Georgia which means it was low key at best. I spent a lot of time surfing the net, catching up on a few of my fave magazines and hanging out with family. All in all, it was a relaxing weekend and that's exactly what I needed.

Since the weather was less than stellar, I did a little online shopping. I mean, what's a girl to do when it's raining?!? As you may know, Design Darling had a big sale this weekend to celebrate Mackenzie's birthday. Everything was 25% off and I finally purchased this acrylic pencil cup. I've been eyeing it for a while and the 25% off pushed me right over the edge. I think it will be just perfect for my makeup brushes. I can't wait for it to arrive!




A few other things on my Design Darling wish list...
How gorgeous is this tray? I see it on my dresser holding all my favorite pieces of jewelry!

This international sign of hospitality would be the perfect addition to a powder room or a kitchen. 
Don't you think?

Anyone that knows me, knows I adore anything nautical. This pillow stole my heart. If I had a place for it, I would have snapped it right up!
Well, friends, that's all I've got for today. I hope you had a great weekend. Have a fabulous week!