White and cognac has always been a favorite combo of mine. I love a simple chic look, and lets be honest… less is more, especially in the south during these miserable, hot summer days. A few weeks ago, I got the chance to visit the Patricia Nash Showroom and it is gorgeous!!! I picked up this amazing saddle bag, and I have been wearing it ever since. It looks great with everything, from cut off shorts to a t shirt dress. If you are local be sure to come out to their blogger block party on June 22 from 4-8 pm! I will be there, and they are offering fabulous discounts, giveaways, and grab bags!! You wont want to miss it. Xx
*Patricia Nash Showroom – 1132 N. Sixth Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee
One shoulder and restructured shirts are popular this season, and I have to admit I am loving this trend. I couldn’t pass up this fiery red number from J.Crew that is currently 25% off with code HOPTOIT! Be sure to check out and shop my other picks above. Countdown to the weekend has begun!! Xx
Life as of late has been full of celebrations, a lot of change, and a bit stressful. Recently, I was offered a wonderful career opportunity, which I happily accepted! It has been a whirl wind ever since, with a lot of excitement and challenges along the way. I am thankful for the constant support of my family, finance, and friends, which leads me to this; my squad. I wanted to ask my bridesmaids to be apart of my wedding day in a special way, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with how they turned out! If you haven’t tried Sugarfina products do yourself a favor and go buy their champagne or rose (my personal fav bc they use Whispering Angel rose!) infused gummy bears. All of their products have adorable packaging and are equally delicious. I think my bridesmaids (all 16 of them!), would all agree.
Wedding planning is coming along! A few weeks ago, I finally found THE dress!! I had the best experience at a gorgeous boutique in Nashville, The Dress Theory. If you are a bride and are still looking be sure to check them out! They are extremely personable because every appointment is private and they actually listen and pull styles you WANT to try on, all while pouring you champagne. AKA they knew my love language. My first dress shopping experience was one for the books. There were tears..meltdowns…rage…I mean, cue the scene where Carrie, in Sex and the City, has a mild panic attack. Yeap, guilty. (Dont remember? Click here.) EXCEPT, it had nothing to do with marrying my finance!! I REPEAT!! So you can see, finally finding the dress, while having an amazing experience feels like an enormous defeat. In the meantime, save the dates have been sent, and I can not wait to finalize other fun details. We are officially less than 6 months away, and I can not wait to share more details here soon!! Xx
A military inspired jacket is a great spring addition and a wardrobe staple. I love the fun camouflage print of this one! To keep it from going to masculine, I paired it with a light and feminine floral print and nude heels. I can not wait to style this jacket with a great fitting black midi dress. Shop my picks above! Xx
This is probably one of my favorite looks to date. It’s crisp, timeless, and eloquent. I love an all white look anytime of the year, but I find it to be particularly refreshing in winter. I just ordered this off the shoulder top (under $100!) and this statement shirt. I can’t wait to style these two pieces with these super high waisted white jeans or keep it casual with these white cut offs. I have my eyes on this statement dress for an engagement party and this classic midi dress for a shower (under $200!). Shop the rest of my all white picks above. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We are celebrating my mother’s birthday today at Littons, and if you live in Knoxville, it is a must try. Best burger in town! Xx
Not all outfits have to be over the top, over accessorized, or over thought. Some of my favorite looks are well, “basic”. Just be sure to keep it interesting with a pop of color (like this bag), contrasting fabrics, or a pattern like an animal print, camoflauge, or stripes (love this jacket!). Hope everyone had a great weekend! Xx
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and stayed safe and warm. It was freezing here in Knoxville, but I loved seeing how beautiful the town looked covered in snow. It was a great weekend filled with a fun date night at JC Holdway, and some much needed r&r with my man watching The Killing (I’m obsessed!).
I have always been drawn to the clean and chic look of monochromatic dressing. Lately, I keep reaching for different shades of grey and winter whites. I have to admit I am SO pale despite my best efforts to get routine spray tans, and softer shades just seem to look less harsh than all black. The key to pulling off a monochromatic look is to mix various shades and adding different textures is always a plus. I was running late (per usual), and left my grey coat at home. A great coat with with either a tie waist or texture, like faux fur or shearling would really elevate the entire look. I have linked a few of my favorites below!
I wore this exact look when we were in New York over the holidays. I love how the look is casual but still feels polished and can easily go from day to night. It was perfect for exploring the city! If you do not have a down coat I highly recommend investing in one. I have seen several sites with a large selection of their heavier coats on sale! Xx