Labor Day

As you read this post I am finally at the beach for the first time this summer! It’s incredibly sad since the beach is only 2.5 hours from Raleigh but work and life got in the way. All that matters though is that we are at the beach now enjoying time with friends. If you’re wondering what I’ve been wearing over the labor day weekend it looks a little something like this. I hope you have an amazing labor day and that you’re doing something fun!

Labor Day 

Shirt: Republic

Shorts: Topshop

Sunglasses: Vince Camuto

Tote: Keds

Fedora: Nordstrom

Sandals: TKEES (and available at

What are you wearing on labor day?


I was born in New Jersey and out of all my parents siblings we were one of the only ones to move away. Even though I’ve lived in North Carolina since I was 5 I’ve honestly always felt like I belong in New Jersey more so than North Carolina. It’s always such a great feeling to go back and visit the Garden State and visit all of our family. We are all really close and have the best time when we are together! My cousin’s bridal shower on Saturday was a blast and on Sunday we ventured to Red Bank, NJ which is where I was born. We went to a diner (a must), went shopping, walked along the water front, and ate pizza. It was perfect and I can’t wait to go back in October!

Thanks for taking these pictures Liz!


Shirt: Forever 21 (love this option)

Shorts: Old Navy

Necklace: Gentry (won from a twitter giveaway)

Bag: Kate Spade (different color)

Shoes: Bamboo via a boutique in Greenville, NC (love these)

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole (similar and only $16)

If you missed my nail tutorial you can find it here.
Red Bank, NJ

And the winner of the Bright Lily giveaway is….
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Congrats Sarah! I’ve sent you an email. Thanks everyone for entering and check back tomorrow for another giveaway!

TriFABB Launch Party

A week ago I attended TriFABB‘s launch party at Fab’rik in Chapel Hill, NC. I had no idea there were so many bloggers in the Triangle area so it was amazing to meet these ladies! I was late because of work (womp womp) but I can’t wait for the next meet up and to get to know these bloggers better.

I’m leaving for New Jersey tomorrow with my parents for my cousin’s bridal shower. I’m going to experience what it’s like to be an only child since both my sister and Robert have to work and won’t be able to come. It should be interesting but I’m excited to spend some quality time with my parents and to see all my family in the Garden State! (Say a little prayer for me though since my Dad is a little crazy and loves to embarrass me whenever he can). Since I’ll be in New Jersey, I have two lovely ladies guest posting for me on Monday and Tuesday. Make sure you check it out!

Shirt: Banana Republic (similar)

Pants: Old Navy

Necklace: Bauble Bar (different color)

Wedges: BCBG (similar)

Bag: Betsey Johnson (similar)

Love this group picture courtesy of Molly.

Have you met any bloggers in your area? Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!

Wedding Wear

On Saturday my co-worker Heidi got married. She looked absolutely stunning and she wore my wedding veil as her something borrowed. The reception was held on the 28th floor of the Wells Fargo building downtown. The view of Raleigh was perfect and the wedding was a lot of fun! Now I’m looking forward to my cousin’s wedding in October!

Dress: Michael Kors

Shoes: Kenneth Cole (similar)

Clutch: H&M (love this option)

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelet and necklace: Gifts from Robert

How was your weekend?