Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This and That

// I am so pumped about tomorrow night, and my little white dress! Charleston is hosting it's second Diner En Blanc event. I heard the event was a blast last year, so I am super excited to be attending this year. And I am even more excited to find out where the secret location will be held this year!  I'm sure I'll be posting a lot of stories tomorrow night, so be sure to follow along here :) 

// I picked up a new plant for our porch last week because the other plant I had before was just too heavy and ended up swaying to one side. We tried leveling it out with more potting soil while also tying it up, but neither worked. And speaking of outdoor spaces, we finally came up with a design for our patio out back!! I'm so excited and I can't wait to show you guys! 

// Carson's baseball team is still undefeated and they only have three more games left. I love watching him play, and I'm so proud of his dedication and the practice he has put in the season. 

// We have plans to spend the day at the beach this weekend, and I'm so excited to see Taylor in this adorable swimsuit!

// And speaking of swimsuits, after sharing this one on Instagram last night I had a few requests to share the details here. I've owned this swimsuit for a LONG time and it is still one of my favorites! I love it so much that I actually bought it in the royal blue last year as well. 

It's such a flattering cut, plus, the top has great support. For sizing reference, I'm wearing the six. 

La Blanca Twist Front Swimsuit // Sandals (on sale for $29.99) 

// I also found the perfect little cover-up for this summer. It's a great length, it can be adjusted to wear as loose (or tight) as you want, and it's under $50! 

// You all know I love a maxi, so when I spotted this off the shoulder maxi I had to grab it.

// And last, I wanted to let y'all know that they just came out with the new short and top version in my most beloved pajamas! I swear, once you buy a pair of these you will never want to wear anything else to bed. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Great White Dress Debate

First off, thank y'all SO much for all the sweet comments and the votes! I was really shocked with how many of you loved the two piece short set. You know how it goes though, we are our own worst critic, and my thighs are just one of those things I'm not all that crazy about. 

So, here are all the dresses that I showed you guys last night, along with size/fit information. And I just got confirmation that this dress is finally arriving today as well. It was on back order so I didn't think it would make it in time, but I think I already know which dress I'm going to wear anyway :) 

(Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs) 

Dress runs tts / slightly loose. If you are between sizes, go down a size. For reference, I'm wearing the xs. 

Runs tts, but I went up because of the reviews. I'm wearing the small, but should have sized down to my normal xs size, so go with your regular size (not up). 

Runs on the bigger side, but again, I went up because I wasn't sure (should've gone with the xs). 

This dress runs on the smaller side (snug in the waist and chest). For reference, I'm wearing the 2p. 

Again, thanks so much for your help, and I can't wait to show you guys which dress I choose :) 

Monday, April 24, 2017

What I'm Wearing...Peplum Tee + Distressed Jeans

Kate Spade Handbag (on sale) // Cuff // Coil Ring

The weather in Charleston last week was amazing, and it was perfect for this comfy lightweight peplum tee. I wore it once with jean shorts, and then again the way you see it pictured here. It really is the perfect summer tee, and I love that the peplum bottom gives it a little more flare than just a regular plain tee. And I was so happy to see my $59 distressed jeans that I bought last year restocked again this year. They have just the right amount of stretch, and the length is spot on for us shorter gals. 

 I sure hope you all had a wonderful weekend, because I know we sure did! It's now raining cats and dogs in Charleston today, so my plans of getting started on our mini garden aren't looking too good. But the rest of the week looks sunny, so I'll just have to start later in the week. 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Friday, April 21, 2017

5 on Friday

ONE // 

Yesterday evening we had a little cookout with our friends that are in town staying with us. Both she and her two kids are gluten free, so I decided to make this pasta salad. The original recipe calls for orzo, but since that's not gluten free I used gf penne pasta instead. It turned out really good, and it was such a nice, light side to accompany our main dish. 

If you guys have a Whole Foods near you, I highly recommend their coconut habanero chicken kabobs because they were delicious!  

TWO // 

I have had a few reader requests for some petite friendly good white jeans. The jeans I'm wearing below are some of my favorites and the price point is so good, but I do still have to cuff them. 

Here are a few others that I think would be a good fit for all my girls that arebetween the height of 5'1-5'4. 


On Wednesday, I attended the most beautiful luncheon that was hosted by the wonderful girls from Persifor. Everything from the setup, the food, and the yummy cocktails were amazing. And their clothing is so fun and perfect for summer. 

What I wore

Romper also here // Wedges

FOUR // 

Yesterday, I shared a few new dresses on Instastories that just arrived. I had a lot of questions about sizing, so I figured I would share the dresses on here along with sizing and fit. 

Dress runs small, so size up. For reference, I'm wearing the small. 

Swing Dress (only $34) // Sandals

This swing dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 

Swing Dress (only $34) // Sandals // Earrings

Runs a little on the small side, so I would size up if you're between sizes. For reference, I'm wearing the 2p. 

This dress runs big! I'm wearing the xs, but I could have easily sized down to the xxs so size down at least one size in this one. 

FIVE // 

Cheers friends, and Happy Freaking Friday!! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shop My Instastories

$39 Cross Back Ruffle Tee

Good morning, and happy Thursday!! 

I am so excited to share this darling little cross back ruffle tee. You guys know I love a good white tee, and the added ruffles make this one even better. It's super soft, comes in four colors, and the best's only $39!!! For sizing reference, it runs tts and I'm wearing the xs.

Photos by Kim Graham

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Life Lately

// We had a wonderful Easter weekend...the weather was perfect and we were able to visit with both our families.  

We spent Saturday afternoon and evening with Todd's family. They live on the most beautiful farm, and there is something so magical and peaceful about this place. The kids love to go feed the donkeys and the goats, and Taylor also loves to run and run in the open fields. 

 And can you guys tell who won the Easter egg hunt :) 

// We spent Saturday night with my parents. We were all up bright and early to see what the Easter bunny brought on Sunday. After all the excitement, we all got dressed and headed to church to meet my brother and his family.

Dress // Cardigan (on sale and 50% off of that) // Sandals

Taylor's outfit - Texture Pleated Dress (on sale only $22) // Sandals

After church we headed back to my parents for the big Easter egg hunt. My grandmother gets really into the egg hiding, and she loves to put lots of money in the eggs. I mean, it's kind of crazy the amount of money these kids walk away with, but my grandmother is almost 90 so nobody's going to tell her what she can and can't do ;)

Everyone getting ready for take off...

// Last week I popped into Loft to check out a sale they had going on. 

I loved this dress, but ended up leaving it behind because I already had too much in my hands. And now I'm kinda of happy I did, because it's on sale for even less than it was then. 

I did end up leaving with this dress, this cardigan, these earrings, and these bracelets

And this dress is the softest thing ever...and added bonus, it even has pockets! 

// I may have gone a little overboard with the flowers yesterday at Whole Foods, but one of my dearest friends, Mariah, along with her two precious kiddos are coming to town today and they are spending the next two nights here with us. I am so excited to see them I can hardly stand it. It's been way too long and I can't wait to catch up!