Sep 13, 2014

A Celebration Girl

Dress: NY&Co, Sandals: Dolce Vita, Bag: Charming Charlies

This outfit was two celebrations in one. The first being it was a night out for my birthday dinner and the second being I was finally able to get into this dress! I have had it for years but I've never been able to put it on and not feel like it was cutting me in two. It's linen so it is the wrinkley-est thing ever which is always so aggrevating but hey. Whatever! I went a little crazy on my birthday week and ate non-paleo foods but I am back at it now. I think I have mentioned it in passing on here but the paleo diet has really worked best for me and my husband as far as dieting goes. It helped me lose that last 10 pounds so I could get in this dress! I would like 10 more but I think I will need to incorporate some exercise for that. I'm just about ready too. I get through with physical therapy on my right knee very soon.

Sep 12, 2014

Access Fall Trends with

I don't know about you but I have been stuck with an unwanted gift card before. There are certain stores that are great for some but just not my style. What I would do is just force myself to find something in the store that I wanted and call it a day. Well, not anymore. I wanted to stop by today and tell you guys about a new website I just recently learned about. is a place where you can turn unused gift cards into cash! You can also shop for discounted gift cards too! You don't have to feel trapped with a gift card to a store that you're just not really feeling!

Here's a little peek at their website:

If you would like to buy a gift card head on over to Here. If you are in the market to sell a gift card you'll want to go Here.

In the spirit of the transitioning weather and the immanent approach of fall now is the perfect time to shop for the fall essentials. 

I put together some of my favorite fall trends for 2014. Find one that you like and head over to and use up those gift cards!
Fall 2014 Trends

Sep 10, 2014

Featured {Asheville Grit}

If you follow me on facebook you probably already saw my post over at Asheville Grit. It's my first time on this local based website for Asheville bloggers. I am excited to be a part of a such an awesome website! Check it out if ya want!

Sep 8, 2014

Forgotten Summer Girl

 Dress & Belt: Thrifted; Goodwill, Wedges: Chadwicks and then painted by me, Headband: Modcloth

I found these forgotten photos buried underneath other photos of the summer. This is a seersucker dress and it reminds me of deep southern lawyers sweating in the Mississippi heat - ok, that's just because I've watched too much Matlock or seen O Brother Where Art Thou too many times. It just screams Charleston to me which can only mean that I need a beach trip before it gets cold. Right?

Sep 3, 2014

Warby Parker {Fall Collection}

Don't get me wrong. I'm all about being sad that summer is winding down. But I LOVE fall fashion. I love the colors and the richness that comes with transitioning into fall. Winter - that's another story. That's pretty much full on hate. Throw a stressful holiday right there in the middle and it's the perfect recipe for "hurry-up-spring". 

Fall collections are another reason to love fall. Transition time! Even though I am not an eyeglasses wearer I know some of you guys are. I love to pass along cute styles to you when I find them. Let's take a minute here and look at Warby Parker's Fall Collection

Let's play around with some fashion! I loved the look of the Greenleaf and the Coley. Here's how I would style them up for fall!

Warby Parker - Greenleaf

Warby Parker - Coley

Aug 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Girl

Tank: NY&Co, Skirt: Thrifted, Belt: Thrifted, Sandals: Target (so old that they actually fell apart this very night. Sad)

Even though I loathe getting a year older I completely LOVE birthdays! I love surprises. My sweet, sweet husband got this idea in his head to do 12 days of birthday instead of 12 days of Christmas. Since Christmas gets so overwhelming and it's just not my favorite holiday because of the stress and the cold weather, I welcomed the birthday surprises! This is the second year he's done it and it's more like 6 days before birthday this year because we're only on one income. The gifts are practical and small. Like this year I've gotten some small kitchen gadgets that have been on my amazon wishlist for a while. A lemon zester and a julianne peeler. It's a fun little way to celebrate! I know, I know. I'm spoiled. I really am. But I try when his birthday rolls around to really to think of something that he wants. This year I made a rustic frame for an old picture of his grandfather that had been sitting in his to do pile forever. It's always more fun to give anyway! 

Onto the fashion part of this post! I wore this little number out to dinner and a show about two weekends ago. It's taken forever for me to post and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I love pastels and especially creams and peaches. These are some of my most favorite sandals ever. Unfortunately, I can't wear them again because I've basically worn them out. They fell apart this night and I just don't think I can fix them. So I am on the hunt for a replacement. 

Aug 26, 2014

Featured on AshevilleBlog {Rainy Day Girl}

I'm over at AshevilleBlog today walking in the rain and talking about some fashion tricks that can make you look taller! Check it out!