Wednesday, April 19, 2017

30A Travel Guide & Beach Instagram Roundup

Oh Seaside! Who else is a fan of the Truman Show? Because this quaint beach community is the actual location of the town from the film! 
This is one of my favorite places to visit. A must-eat would be Great Southern. I love their shrimp and grits. They put a delicious spin on all your southern favorites. 

The square also offers other delicious eats and cute shops! My favorite store is Willow! They also have a location in Rosemary Beach! The Seaside square also hosts concerts and entertainment throughout the summer.  

Favorite desert stop would have to be Blue Mountain Creamery in Blue Mountain! I can never get enough of their award-winning chocolate ice cream! Their waffle cones are also made fresh daily! 

This dress is linked to the widget below! 

Pom pom HAT. Orange, neoprene one-piece with cutouts HERE ($53!) 

One-shoulder DRESS (only $23!) Pom pom HAT. JADEtribe Beach BAG --available for giveaway on my Instagram!! 

Swim TOP & BOTTOMS. I am just crazy for this set! It also comes in white! 

Emily was too sweet to let me borrow this dress for my beach trip! It's my very favorite of all her dresses, and since she's pregnant she was nice enough to let me play dress-up!  Maybe I should make her come to New York to get it back! Shop this dress HERE

Free People dress (with built-in shorts) PLAYSUIT. This comes in blue & pink! I absolutely LOVE this piece! All the luxury of wearing a dress but the casual-ness of a romper! 

This photo is taken right outside of my all time FAVORITE 30A restaurants--Chan's Wine World in Watercolor! They have such a great menu for lunch and dinner--complete with salads, sandwiches, pizza and more! I am a huge fan of the Baby Blue salad and the chicken salad sandwich. 

This swim top is from Triangl, and the shorts are already linked to this post! I got my coconut from the 30A Coconut Hut in Seaside! It's such a cute place and they sell coconut water in actual coconuts. I had strawberry added to mine! YUM! 

Don't miss out on my giveaway happening over on my Instagram on this GREAT JADEtribe bag! It's the perfect beach or around-town bag! Giveaway winner will be announced on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. so hurry and register! This bag is valued at $200! 

Black ROMPER from Free People ($88). Wide brim HAT with black band from Free People ($78). 

This picture was taken at the iconic Red Bar in Grayton Beach. This 30A staple is only a short bike ride from our beach house, and a place we never miss out on. They have a board menu with about 5 items and live music every night! You better go early because the wait can be long, but I promise you won't be disappointed, and you'll be coming back again next time you're in town! 

Another newer hotspot to each in Grayton beach is Chiringo! I tried it for the first time last week and was highly impressed! The menu is your typical beach food but with an organic twist! 

Boohoo OTS TOP ($38). One Teaspoon cut off SHORTS on Revolve ($99). Valley Wolves SUNGLASSES

This is a picture of the house my parents built. I think my mom did a fabulous job designing it! We have so much fun riding bikes and laying out. I never seem to get tired of my visits here. 

I think it's time you booked your trip to 30A! I truly believe it is one of the most beautiful places our country has to offer. There is no place I have ever felt more relaxed or at ease. The people are happy and friendly, the food is delicious, there are countless outdoor activities to partake in and the beach is unbelievably gorgeous. 

I'll give an update on Alys beach and Rosemary in upcoming posts! 

I hope you all plan a beautiful, relaxing vacation! I'm sure you need it! xx 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Blue Striped Top & Blue Striped Skirt Combo

Ruffle, striped TOP in blue ($54!!). Ruffle shirt via Chicwish in PINK ($54!). One-shoulder ruffle shirt in blue by MLM Label HERE | Blue & white striped, ruffled mini SKIRT ($68). Similar skirt HERE on Nordstrom via Topshop ($60!--SO CUTE!). SHOES by Jeffrey Campbell.

Hi friends! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! I know I sure did. Any reason to gather with family is a great time in my book! After church, family and friends gathered at my parents' house for lunch. When I was a little kid, Easter was a HUGE event. Since I grew up with about 18 close first cousins our Easter egg hunt was a big deal. It was quite the show to see us scattered across the yard and fighting for the most eggs! Now it seems like more of my cousins are starting to have kids of their own. It'll be fun to see that tradition continue with the next generation in our family! 

Ok, so this outfit. I bought this skirt while in San Fran with my best friend, Laura. I really haven't been able to pass up the blue stripes these days. I took it back home to Arkansas and noticed it matched (but not too closely) to my one-shoulder, ruffle blue top! I was inspired to try them on together & decided this is a look I LOVE! 

Both pieces are striped and ruffled. The blue stripes on the skirt are a bit lighter than the top. I really like this contrasting look, and it adds a little different element than the typical matchy-matchy.

This top is undoubtedly a HOT piece for the season. This one is cheap and from Chicwish. I linked this blue one and it's pink sister above and to the widget below! The pink is really fun, too, AND great for summer! 

Also, these shoes! Jeffrey Campbell is always winning when it comes to shoes. He really can't go wrong. These come in several colors so shop up! 

Easter is a great time to step back and be reminded of the ultimate sacrifice Christ made for us. A sacrifice He made selflessly, once and for ALL. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in all we've done wrong. Knowing there is nothing too big that Christ's sacrifice can't cover is such wonderful re-assurance. 

Sending you love on this Monday! xx 

Friday, April 14, 2017

One-Shoulder, Gingham Dress

One-shoulder, gingham DRESS (under $88!). Similar one-shoulder, gingham dress HERE. Christian Louboutin PUMPS in black. Steve Madden PUMPS (under $100). Red statement EARRINGS by J.Crew on Nordstrom. 

There's no denying, gingham print, ruffles and one-shoulder tops & dresses are on the HOT list for this summer's trends! I'm jumping on the bandwagon hard because what's not to love??? 

I'm just crazy about this one because of the great red detail on the ruffle and bottom! The shape is very flattering, too! Best part of this dress is it's only $88! The perfect look for a summer wedding! 

I'm also wearing my favorite earrings... and I mea FAVORITE! Even though they are red I wear them with SO many different colors. They are a great statement piece for any look & they are so light! 

Speaking of earrings, I've pretty much had to stop wearing them all together these days. It's a huge bummer because earrings are by far my favorite accessory. My piercing hole is so stretched out it's getting dangerous to wear any. I'm really considering contacting a plastic surgeon to get them closed up and re-peirced higher later on. I didn't even know till recently it was something you could have done, but I'm extremely interested. 

Mom, Mila & I are having a blast at the beach. The weather is perfect. I'm sold on coming in April--you beat the heat and the crowds. 

Happy Friday & weekend, friends! xx

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Green Lace Dress

"Just Like Honey" Mini DRESS by Free People (comes in 3 colors!) | Jeffery Campbell WEDGE Sandal. 

Hola Chicas! Today I am feeling all the Coachella vibes in this very desert-esque location outfit shoot! I had WAY too much fun doing this! 

So this outfit is very short, sweet and to the point. I am wearing Free People's "Just Like Honey" mini dress with Jeffrey Campbell wedges. These are last season's, but this season's are just as cute (maybe even cuter??) & linked above and to the widget. These are some of the hot shoes of the season so I would definitely give them a look-see. They also come in a few different colors to match your closet! 

This dress is fun, flirty & light. The perfect look for some errands, night out, beach trip... you name it! It also comes in white and orange as well! So you really can't go wrong. The back dips low, and it has two spaghetti straps on each side. It's just perfect, and it's one dress I'm definitely glad I bought. I am wearing a size 4, and it's a little spacious. 

So although these photos may indicate otherwise, I am currently soaking up some sun at the beach with my mom and pup, Mila, right now. We came for a very quick post-work/ pre-move trip for a few days. It's amazing how much stress can immediately be released when on the beach. Not to mention, the weather is incredible. I swear this is the best time of year to come! I'm thinking about doing a 30A shop/eat guide on the blog later this week! Too many great places to not share the details! 

Sending you love on this Wednesday! xx 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Blue Wrap Dress

Striped, wrap DRESS by Topshop on Nordstrom (under $100!). Very similar dress HERE for under $50! Another very similar dress HERE from Goodnight Macaroon ($65). HEELS by Dolce Vita via Nordstrom (under $100). Sandal version HERE (under $90)

It's a new week, and this new week brings a great fresh start for me. Last night was my last day working at my job. It's a bittersweet thing, but it's mostly a turning page to this next chapter in my life... my big move to NYC! But not to be too rushed because I'm nowhere near packed or halfway mentally prepared. Nonetheless, time ticks on! 

I've been so excited to show off today's outfit! I took these while in San Fran with my bestie, Laura! We had a lot of fun shooting on these trollies! 

This dress is seriously so great. It's lightweight, ruffled and has a tie around the waist. This dress is linked above, and it is Topshop. I've also linked two extremely close to identical versions that run a bit cheaper. Definitely click those links and have a look at them all before buying. When I wear this out I always get a lot of compliments, but it's really one of my most simple outfits! 

I threw on some Dolce Vita sandal heels to match. I also linked the sandal version of these shoes! Both are SO cute and perfect for summer! 

So yesterday for my last day of work I flew to Austin and back in ONE day for an event. I was gone literally ALL day. I have never been so ready to crawl into bed. I wish I could find time to hang out there. Austin is really such a cool place, and I'm really interested to see what all it has to offer. 

Today I am headed off on another quick adventure with my mom before my move! I hope you all have lovely Mondays! xx