Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday's Cravings: Belk

Here are the items that I'm currently craving this week from Belk! Being a southern girl, Belk is one of the stores that I love in North Carolina, and it's where I frequently shop for clothes, shoes, and handbags. On my wish list, I have a mix of summer items I love like this gorgeous printed kimono, and this henley tee with lace trim. I actually tried on this henley tee over the weekend and I definitely should have purchased it! I also have a few fall items on my wish list like these amazing fringe booties and black pumps.  Right now when you shop at Belk with ShopAtHome.com, you get 6% cash back which is definitely an incentive to start shopping for items to add to my fall wardrobe. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?

belkwishlistPrinted kimono | Tee with lace trim | Fringe booties | Statement necklace | Black pumps | Tote bag

This post was sponsored by ShopAtHome.com, but all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Printed Pants

These printed pants from Aeropostale are insanely comfortable. They feel like pajamas, but they are a little more chic with the ties at the bottom which is a detail that I love! They are perfect paired with this trapeze top from LOFT (last seen here), and of course this gorgeous statement necklace from BaubleBar. It's a great weekend outfit that I can't get enough of! My best friend was in town visiting this weekend, and I got to spend a lot of quality time with my sister which I absolutely loved. I hope that you had a great weekend! And tell me, what is your go to weekend outfit?

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Staycation Essentials

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Last Friday, Robert and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary (you can read about our wedding here)! We usually take a trip to celebrate our anniversary, but this year we decided to forgo the trip and instead have a relaxing staycation. It was really just what we needed because of how crazy life has been lately for a few personal reasons. Robert and I have had an amazing 5 years of being married, and he has really been there for me through thick and thin. I wanted to show him how much he means to me, so I decided to put together a basket full of essentials to make sure we had everything we needed to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible during our staycation. I also made sure to add a couple fun surprises for Robert (see number 1 below). Here are the essentials to create the best weekend staycation:

1. Pick up your favorite snacks and drinks- My family has always been and always will be, a Coke household. My Grandfather and Father both worked for Coke, so having Coke around the house is a must. It's a drink that instantly puts me in a good mood and relaxes me no matter what. Luckily, my husband shares my family's love for Coke too, so I made sure to stop by my local Walmart so that we would have Coke products for our anniversary staycation. Walmart has a wide selection of personalized Coke bottles (1000 different names) that are well organized in a display, and what's better than finding 2 Coke bottles with our names on them for our anniversary?! We shared them over the weekend, and it was the perfect beverage to have with the person that I care about so much.


Robert and I are also big chocolate fans, and if it's combined with peanut butter even better! I decided to stock up on these special REESE'S Cups for our staycation. The fact that they are personalized is so fun, and they are exclusive to Walmart stores (just look for the new display). I thought it was perfect to share a REESE'S Cup that says 'My Fave' with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. We also got a kick out of the fact that the REESE'S Cups themselves had savings on them too! So fitting that they say 'lovable' and 'one of a kind.' While at Walmart, I also found packaging that said 'BFF' and '2 Funny.' They definitely have the perfect hashtags for everyone, but I was so glad to share the 'My Fave' pack.


2. Buy yourself a cozy robe-One thing that I love about staying at hotels, is the plush robes that are hanging in the closet. To re-create this feel at home, I made sure that my favorite robe was available to wear while cozying up and watching a movie or two with my husband.


3. Have a stack of magazines and books handy-A staycation is relaxing, and what better way to spend it than curling up with a magazine or book that you've been wanting to read? During our staycation, I read the latest InStyle magazine, and I also read a little of Mindy Kaling's book which I can't get enough of.


4. Compile a list of restaurants and activities-Is there a restaurant you've been wanting to try? or is there a new museum exhibit or local boutique you've been wanting to visit? Have a list handy, so that you'll be ready to be a tourist in your own city! I always love trying out new places in Raleigh, and a staycation is the perfect excuse.


5. Create an at home spa-Light a few candles, play some soothing music, and give yourself a manicure and pedicure. What better way to relax than to pamper yourself?


What are your staycation essentials?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Body by Victoria

As most ladies know, finding the perfect bra is really important. Not only is it uncomfortable if your bra doesn't fit quite right, but it can really make or break your outfit. I have a bigger chest, and finding the perfect bra has been a challenge, until I received the full coverage, demi, and the lounge bras from Victoria's Secret Body by Victoria line. What I love about the Body by Victoria line is the gorgeous lace detailing, and that they offer more colors and styles than they've ever had before. The more styles, the better chance you can find one that you love in my opinion! It's also an added bonus that the bras in bigger sizes are just as gorgeous as any other size (this is an issue I've faced sometimes). These bras are also incredibly soft and comfortable which is most important!

I'm also swooning over the black bra pictured at the end, which is the new Body by Victoria lounge bra. The lace is just so gorgeous and it will also double as a great layering piece too under tanks and dresses. It's definitely one to add to your collection!

Not sure if you're wearing the right bra size? Visit Victoria's Secret website and take the perfect fit quiz to see what bra size you should be wearing. It's part of Victoria’s Secret Perfect Fit Challenge. I took the quiz and found out I was wearing the correct size, but I needed to find something with more strap options. It was definitely so helpful! If you purchase the recommended bra size from the Body by Victoria line, you get free shipping and returns from 7/23 through 7/29 which makes it risk-free. Also, visit ShopAtHome.com to take advantage of 1% cash back when shopping at Victoria's Secret.

P.S. Make sure you're entered to win a Jaguar with the purchase of any Body by Victoria bra!




 These bras were given to me for review by ShopAtHome.com, but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fringe Kimono

This fringe kimono is the last one in my collection that I haven't featured on the blog yet! My love for kimonos continues, especially as the weather gets more hot and humid. You can see how I've worn kimonos before here, here, and here. This kimono is definitely one of my favorites because of the fringe. Isn't it so fun?! It's perfect with this dress, but it also looks great with white jeans and jean shorts too. It might not seem like it at first, but it really is a versatile piece. Do you have a fringe kimono?

Head to Toe Chic, target kimono

Head to Toe Chic, piko dress
Head to Toe Chic, fringe kimono
Head to Toe Chic, Target booties
Head to Toe Chic, BaubleBar necklace
Head to Toe Chic, clutch
Head to Toe Chic, BaubleBar Iced Lariat
Head to Toe Chic, open toe booties

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday's Cravings

Here are the items I'm currently craving this week! I'm seriously loving everything at Old Navy right now, and this black and white dress is swoon worthy. It would go perfectly with these BaubleBar tassel earrings too! I just purchased some blue tassel earrings from BaubleBar, and they have me wanting to purchase more pairs (BaubleBar is definitely my weakness). Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?

Head to Toe Chic, summer wish list

Monday, July 20, 2015

Wearing Light Colors for Summer

A couple weeks ago, I talked about wearing bright colors for summer. When I'm not wearing really bright colors (like my favorite coral blazer), I really like wearing neutral and light colors like in this outfit (with the exception of these bright and fun heels). I love the light mint green top paired with white jeans and a silver bag. It's an easy outfit combination to throw on for going out to lunch with friends. It's an outfit that looks effortless, but it's one that I'm constantly reaching for. Do you love wearing light colors for summer?

Head to Toe Chic, Summer jeans and tee

Head to Toe Chic, Silver bag
Heat to Toe Chic, old navy jeansHead to Toe Chic, wearing mint for summer
Head to Toe Chic, BaubleBar bib necklace
Head to Toe Chic, statement necklace
Head to Toe Chic, BCBG pumps

Linking up with Molly