Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall Favorites Under $50

 Good morning friends, and happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a great week so far. 

Even though it's still pretty hot around here, I can't help but to think about fall. I love almost everything about fall, but a few of my favorites are pumpkin flavored coffee, beef chili that's been simmering all day, evenings on the patio with a glass of red wine, and of course all the fall fashion. 

And y'all know I love a good bargain as much as the next girl, so today I wanted to share my fall fashion favorites that are all under $50!! 

You can never go wrong with a white blouse, and I'm loving the neck detail on this one. And the best part is it's 40% off right now with the code NEWNOW and under $30! 

I cannot get over the fact that this mule is under $50! It looks so much more expensive to me, and I love the tiny brass studs for added detail. 

Bring on all the high-waist leggings this fall! And these babies come in seven different colors, they have great reviews, and they're only $22! 

Pretty sure I'm going to order this top in all the colors. It's super cute by itself, and would also look adorable layered. 

I've been on the hunt for a good pair of deconstructed jeans for fall and with the awesome reviews on these along with being 40% off, I think I'm going to pull the trigger!  

This vest reminds me of the J. Crew vest that I absolutely adore, but this one cost a fraction of the price at $30. 

LOVE everything about this dress!!! It would look so cute with pumps for a dressier look and short booties for a more casual look. 

Speaking of booties, amazing are these!? I love the shorter block heel and the fact that they easily slide on. 

How cozy does this open front cardigan look? Well, it's only $22 and comes in four colors! 

YES for a cute pair of sneakers that can be worn with yoga pants or jeans!! Added bonus, they slip on easily and are only $28. 

And last, but not least, everyone needs a good pair of joggers. These have stellar reviews and come in ten different colors!! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Thoughts on Tuesday + Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway Winner

// My heart is heavy and sad for all the families and homes that have been affected by Hurricane Florence. We were very lucky here in Charleston and only got wind and a little rain while other cities just north of us, especially Wilmington, NC were not so fortunate. 

After watching the news and reading online, it appears they need our help the most right now. If you would like to help you can donate here at American Red Cross or sign up to help and or donate here.

// Todd and I took the kiddos to a new restaurant in Mt. Pleasant called Woodward Tavern. We heard good things about it and really wanted to try it out, and while the kids loved it, Todd and I weren't crazy about our food. I have to say though, it's definitely worth stopping in if you love a good milkshake though because they were incredible! 

As soon as they came out Taylor wanted the one Carson ordered. Luckily, he was sweet enough to share, while Todd and I got to enjoy hers which was the s'mores flavor. 

// I've been burning this pumpkin candle non-stop since last week! The scent makes me so excited for fall!! It instantly makes me think of s'mores by the fire pit, chia tea lattes from Starbucks, and cool mornings in my favorite cozy cardigan

// Speaking of fall, how gorgeous are these oversized sweaters!? All three of them have great reviews and are under $30...can I get a whoop whoop!! And if you're looking for more budget friendly fall items, you can check out my top picks here. 

// And last, but not least, the WINNER of the Lilly Pulitzer is Rust Hawk!! Rust email me at and let me know your best shipping address and I'll get you goodies shipped out asap! 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Top 5 Date Night Restaurants Downtown Charleston

One of the questions I get asked quite often is what are my favorite restaurants downtown Charleston. This is always a hard one for me to answer because we truly have SO many amazing restaurants. Either way, I decided to break this down into a few different categorized posts starting out with my top 5 date night spots. Over the nest few weeks I'll share my top 5 kid friendly restaurants, top 5 brunch spots, and top 5 casual restaurants in Charleston. 

Along with my five favorite date night spots, I also wanted to share a little date night style inspiration for both you and your man.

If you or your man love a really good steak this is the place to go. And I highly recommend the stuffed mushrooms, the Hall's chopped salad, and the lobster mac and cheese. This restaurant has  received a lot of recognition and there's always a line out the door, so make sure to make reservations in advance if possible. 

This restaurant is very small, cozy, and romantic. The menu includes dishes from Southern France, Northern Italy, and Northern Spain. The menu changes daily and there are only two choices for appetizers, entrees, and deserts. The four or five times that Todd and I have eaten here, every dish blew us away and the wine was amazing. 

I thought about not including this one because I know you've heard me talk about it many times, but it's truly our favorite, most visited date night spot. If you've never had Thai food before, then let this place be your first! You must order the fresh basil rolls and the fried wantons. For your main dish, I recommend the basil with chicken or the pad thai. 

This is a small, romantic Italian restaurant that's kind of tucked away and you probably wouldn't notice it if you were just coming for a visit. But it's truly a hidden gem that has some of the most amazing house made pasta you will ever taste. If you're a fan of scallops get the pappardelle, and if you're not, then my next favorite is the bucatini. 

This restaurant is the most casual out of all of the others I've listed, but it's still a great date night spot with the option to sit indoors or out on the patio. My favorite things on the menu are the bacon wrapped dates, whipped feta, and their bear creek burger! And if you love a good gin cocktail, you should definitely get their strawberry letter 23. 

I truly look forward to our weekly date nights...I love getting dressed up, trying new restaurants, and most importantly, some alone time with Todd. 

And now let's chat a little bit about our date night outfits. 

 The thing I love about both of our looks is that they are great for transitioning into fall and can be worn into winter by adding a few layers. If any of the men in your life are looking to add a new pair of jeans to their closet, I highly recommend these Mavi jeans from Nordstrom. Todd said they are his favorite, because of how soft and comfortable they are feel. They also look and feel like designer jeans, but are only $98!!  He really likes that they come in different lengths so he doesn't have to worry about having them hemmed. 

My dress is good for almost any occasion. It's fully lined so you don't have to worry about it being see through, it comes in 8 different colors / prints, and it's only $69! 

Outfit Deatils

My Dress // Sandals (on sale) // Earrings // Watch

You can click below to check out a few more of my favorite looks for date night.

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top 10 Pieces Under $50 - Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

Okay, so I don't know how the Lilly After Party Sale went for you guys yesterday, but for me, this was the smoothest one yet! I waited in the virtual line less than an hour and I was able to grab a few pieces I really wanted. 

Then, last night after Todd and I got the kiddos to bed, I was able to get into the sale with no wait and really check it all out!! And man, they still have some really amazing stuff left. Below are my top 10 favorites under $50 and all of these pieces are still in stock in almost all sizes! 

Also, if you missed my giveaway yesterday, make sure you head over and enter! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale - Favorites + Giveaway

Good Monday morning, loves!!! 

In less than 2.5 hours the LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY will officially begin and I am so excited!!! 

I'll be back here throughout the day adding my favorites along with a try-on session (on my Instastories) from the sale. Along with that, I'll also be sharing size / fit, so make sure you check back! And if you missed my post last week, click here to see a few of the top styles that will be in the sale along with all the prices. 

Favorites under $50!!!

This dress runs tts, and for reference, I have it in the xs. And fyi, it does run a little long. The sale price on this dress will be $99!

I have this romper in a different print and it is one of my absolute favorites! It runs tts and I have it in a size 0 for reference. The sale price on this romper will be $49! 

These leggings run tts and the sale price will be $59! 

And now for the giveaway!! While you guys are waiting for the sale to start, I thought it would be fun to offer you guys a giveaway with some of my favorite desk organization products along with a gift card! 

$50 Visa Card  // To Do Planner // 10ct Colorful Fine Point Pens 

To enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me what you're hoping to snag from the sale this year. Easy peasy, y'all! The giveaway ends Wednesday, September 12th at midnight EST.