Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Versatile Cotton Dress

Dress also here (runs tts)  // Vest // Scarf // TB Tote 

I love an easy toss-on dress, especially one that can be layered to create different looks for fall. When it gets even cooler outside, this one will be perfect with tights or leggings. And y'al, these boots...they are even prettier in person. The low heel makes them perfect to wear all day long. 

Hope y'all have a happy Tuesday! I am about to take the kiddos to school and then I'm heading out to pick out our barn door! I am so excited to look at all the different wood, and I can't wait to show you guys which door I choose! 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekend Highlights + Recent Fall Outfits

Hello pretty ladies (and gentlemen...if there are any guys that read this blog), and happy Monday! 

We had such a great weekend around here filled with lots of fun with friends, plus, a lot of family time! It finally felt like real fall weather and we soaked up every second of it outdoors. 

On Saturday, we ate lunch at one of our favorite spots, Angel Oak Restaurant. The weather was perfect so we decided to enjoy it by eating out on the patio. If you visit this restaurant, Todd and I both highly recommend their fried pickles. They are so good, plus, they are gluten free for anyone who is allergic or is gluten free by choice. 

What I wore

After lunch, we headed to the Halloween store to complete the rest of the kid's costumes. Both Carson and Taylor threw us a curve ball this year and wanted to dress up in something that couldn't be bought as a package deal or just one costume. Taylor requested to be a zebra puppy (and I have no idea where this came from), and she knew exactly what she wanted it to look like. So, a zebra costume, puppy ears, a puppy tail, and a puppy nose later, we have a real zebra puppy my friends! I can't wait to show you guys this costume...haha! And Carson's request was to be a zombie baseball player. Finding all the things necessary to complete this look was much easier! 

While at the Halloween store, we spent way too much time playing with all the funny glasses.

And I've got to tell y'all the story behind the glasses. When we first arrived at the Halloween store, Taylor had to potty, so Todd took Taylor to use the porta potty outside. Well, when he bent over to help Taylor, his new pair of Rayban sunglasses fell in. They got sucked down to the bottom and could not be retrieved (or maybe Todd just didn't have it in him to go digging them out). Taylor could tell that Todd was a little bummed about his glasses, so the first thing she did when they walked back into the store was find him a new pair of sunglasses. She was so proud that she found him a new pair that Todd decided he had to buy them. And being that Taylor has the biggest heart ever, and doesn't like to leave anyone out, she also picked out these lovely blue sunglasses for me...haha :) 

On Saturday evening, we had our neighborhood "haunted hayride". And when I say haunted, all the dad's dress up as something scary and they jump out along the ride to scare the kids. And y'all, this year was the best, because not one kid was scared at all. They were all quite bold actually, and they laughed and laughed trying to figure out which dad was dressed as what. It was so much fun seeing all the kids so happy and laughing together. 

Needless to say, we were all dragging a little on Sunday...we didn't even make it out of the house until noon. When we finally got up and rolling, we headed over to the island to grab lunch and check on the progress of the house. 

This is the kids sushi bowl from The Islander, and y'all, it is so so good! I always eat whatever Taylor can't finish. If it weren't only on the kids menu, I would totally order it for my meal! 

And we ended the night with my favorite thing ever......s'mores by the fire!! Oh, how I love this time of year. 

Last, but not least, here are a few new fall outfits that I have been rocking recently. 

 Dress (runs big so size down) // Scarf // Boots // Earrings // Bracelet

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fringe Bangs + Dot Pintuck Blouse

So I took the plunge Wednesday and chopped full fringe bangs, along with a few more inches off of my hair. So far, I am loving the bangs, and they've been so much easier to style. I have this terrible cowlick that drove me crazy with my side bangs, and I was constantly pulling them over and spraying them so they wouldn't fall in my face. I think this was my cowlick's way of telling me to just cut some darn fringe bangs! And my larger than life widow's peek seems to be happier about the new situation as well...haha! 

To be honest, I really didn't want to cut much more length off my hair because I'm wanting to let it grow out, but I had about two more inches of damaged hair from my bad breakage that needed to go. That being said, after about a year and half, a lot of chopping, and babying the mess out of it...I finally feel like I have healthy hair again. And y'all, I swear by this shampoo and this conditioner mask. They have been miracle workers, along with some diet changes and a few vitamins that I am happy to share if you guys are interested. 

But enough about the hair, can we move onto this dot pintuck pleat blouse please?!?! I am obsessed with everything about it! From the soft, flowy silk/cotton material, to the pleats that give it (and you) the perfect shape, and then the adorable spit neck...yep, this one is a winner y'all. 

And my new Tory Burch tote hasn't left my side since it arrived last week. 

 Major love for this new Kendra Scott pendant. I think it looks gorgeous by itself, plus, it's also perfect for layering. 

As always, Nordstrom nails it again with their jean selection. These jeans from Topshop are the perfect fit and length for my 5'2 frame. And I love the black version of these jeans here as well. 

Outfit Details

And for all of you blouse lovers (like me), you can check out a few more of my favorites from Nordstrom below! 

Photos by Kim Graham

* And thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Favorites Under $50 + Serena and Lilly Friends and Family

Happy hump day, ladies!! I've got a lot of fall favorites for you today, and the best part, they are all under $50!!! I also wanted to mention that today only Loft is offering 50% off of your entire purchase (today only). I highly recommend these pants that I had on in last night's Instagram. I loved them so much that I also bought them in the green and the gray!

I absolutely love the fit of this cardigan, and the pockets on each side are an added bonus! And it also comes in three other colors. 

The color and the cut of these jeans are perfection, and I can't believe they are only $39!

Love, love, love this sweater!!! It's only $39 and it comes in two other gorgeous fall colors. 

Hold the phone y'all!!!! This hooded puffer jacket is only $49! Umm...one in every color please :) 

Two scarfs for the price of one is always a good idea. And I love the colors and patterns on both sides.

This cardigan was just marked down 40%, and from the reviews, it's just as awesome as it looks. 

I have a few pair of pajamas from the Nordstrom lingerie line, and they are my favorites! So these, along with a few more, for Christmas gifts will be going in my cart today! 

This looks like one of those shirts that I would never want to take off :) And I love the shirt-tail hem on it! 

They had me at high rise and control tummy, thighs, and rear...ha! 

PS - Serena and Lilly just started their friends sale today!!!! Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase with the code GETCREATIVE. I am about to order a few new pieces of furniture for the new house, so I'll be sure to come back later and share everything I ordered with you guys. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Private Tory Burch up to 70% off sale + Free Shipping

Hey guys I hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday! I wanted to pop in real quick and let you all know that Tory Burch just started their private sale!! The markdowns are insane, and right now all orders ship for free!!!! 

Here are a few of my favorites from the sale, and act fast if you want something because holy crap things are going fast!!!! 

Bags and Wallets 

Shoes and Jewelry 

Life Lately + Outfit Roundup

// This past Sunday, Todd and I took the kids to the Legare Farms pumpkin patch. We decided to go later in the day so it would be a little cooler, and I am so glad we did, because the weather was perfect. It actually felt like fall outside, which made the hayride and pumpkin picking much more fun! 

 The cows were definitely the biggest hit...Taylor and Carson would crack up every time one of the cows would lick the food out of their hands. 

// On Saturday morning, I joined some of my lady friends and had my first ever chemical peel! It was a non-invasive lactic acid peel, so it was fast and painless, with no peeling afterwards. My face does feel much smoother, but other than that, I can't tell much difference in the appearance of my skin. Maybe I have a lot of dead skin and I need to go have a few more peels to tell a big difference ;)
After our peels we had lunch at the The Obstinate Daughter, and it was just as amazing as everyone says. I can't wait to go back! Once we move, we will be super close so I have a feeling we will be having a lot of date nights on Sullivan's Island. 

// I went by the house yesterday and I was so excited to see that the tile for the fireplace surround had been installed!! Whoop whoop, y'all I can't believe we only have a month before we move in. I know I speak for my entire family when I say.......WE ARE READY!!! 

// And last, here's a roundup up of some recents outfits I've been wearing and loving. 

I've fallen in love with Lululemon and their new line of leggings. I've picked up two different pair over the last week, and they are both the softest things you will ever put on. Just like the description says, you truly feel like you have nothing on! They are amazing, and I promise you, you're going to be hooked once you try them on! Also, I always wear a size 4 in their leggings and I took a 4 in both of these. And in their tops, I also wear a 4, but the long sleeve city bound top runs big, so I went down a size to a 2 in this one. 

Sweater // Jeans // Shoes // Bracelet