Saturday, July 22, 2017

Insta Recap

Hey y'all!
I haven't done an Instagram Recap in a minute, but there are so many times I share photos over there that never, ever make it to the blog (& they're usually my favorite things!) so today I want to share with you a handful of my favorite shots & give you links and maybe some behind-the-scenes details too. The last time I did this was in March, if you want to catch up there!
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I've said it before & I'll say it again, this hutch in my dining area is my absolute favorite to decorate.
These Spring touches have honestly stayed throughout most of the summer, because I love their light & bright feel.
The colorful plates are from Lilly Pulitzer's collaboration with Target, the egg-shaped dessert plates are from the Target dollar spot (as are the two mini cake stands). The chicken egg plate was a wedding gift, as well as the photo album stand.
I have been loving everything pink lately (which is so out of character for me!) So when I saw that Too Faced was having a huge sale back in April, I stocked up on my favorite formula of lip-stick...the melted lipsticks in two fun pink shades.
The rollerball was also a deal (less than $10 at Kohl's) and I always keep it in my purse for when I'm out and about.

Y'all, I spend all year planning for the Lilly Pulitzer semi-annual sales, even if that means trying on items at full-price, falling in love, and having to leave them at the store-it's worth it to know your sizes and what you love when the sale comes around.
I fell in love with this roomy, comfy shift at Belk and I so hope it's in the sale!

Dressing for teaching was always so much fun for me, because when I'm at the farm-usually it's just whatever is comfortable & that I don't mind getting dirty.
This outfit is definitely a favorite because the tunic is such a statement and I look polished-but it's literally the most comfortable outfit ever.
The jeggings look like real jeans (no one ever knows they aren't, unless I tell them) and my wedges feel like walking on air-I'm obsessed.
Also the caption to this was born out of a talent show we had at school that day, one of my students performed and won (as a 7th grader!) because she sang this song and sang it very well!

This was the summer that I first ventured out into growing my own flowers on our deck out back, & y'all-I have fallen in love with it!
It all started with buying a geranium from a student as part of a fundraiser and since then it has grown  and grown (no pun intended!)

I have been really trying to step out of my comfort zone & try out more trends during the summertime and gingham has been one of my favorite! This dress (although you can't see it all in the picture) is full of trends; the black gingham, it's off-the-shoulder, the bell sleeves, and it has a big bow on the back. My exact dress is from Belk from the Crown & Ivy brand, but I linked a similar one (that's cheaper too!)

I love being able to do recaps so I can tell you about products like these!
I have been using this clutch by Marley Lilly (but truly, you can get these on Etsy, or really anywhere). I got it for my honeymoon two years ago and it's still going strong and is perfect for date night.
The blush by Kat Von D is one I actually picked up at TJ Maxx on super sale, but it's one of my favorites for light-makeup days because it's pretty sheer and very blend-able.
ELF Foundation, where have you been all of my life?!
This foundation is everything I've been wanting, for less than $10. It's got medium coverage, light SPF, it's creamy and I love the way it lays on my skin.
And last, but definitely not least-this Pirates of the Caribbean cheek palette, by Lorac-my favorite purchase, as of late.
It's got everything I need to look glowy this summer including three stunning highlights, two blush/blush toppers, and a glimmery bronzy shade.

I told y'all I had been loving trends lately, especially when I can get them for less!
I needed a new phone case after beating my Kate Spade one to death for the last year, but I just couldn't stomach $30-something for a case that I would scratch up and have to replace again...so I went to Amazon and found tons of cute cases that were just as protective as my KS one & around $10.
The ball earrings in the link above are similar to the ones in the photo, but the ones in the photo were a birthday gift from my sister, who picked them up at Charming Charlie-so check there for trendy earrings for less!

This photo was shot the evening of the Fourth of July and I just thought it was beautiful, being on the water is definitely my happy place!

I've been posting a lot of throwback photos to Nashville lately because I'm getting so excited for our trip next month-only 27 days until then!

Well, I hope y'all enjoyed this little Insta-Recap...if you aren't following me @SouthernAndStyle you totally should be!
Until next time. . .

xoxo, 

24 comments:

  1. LOVE this!! You make me want to go and break out my iPhone for an IG sesh!! lol. I'm SO bad and posting regularly. *sigh*

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  2. Cute! I love your style. Reminds me of Lilly Pulitzer.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  3. I love those Too Faced Melted Lipsticks!

    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  4. looks like you've had a great couple of months!!

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  5. I really enjoyed this post and your explanations for what's been happening behind the scenes on Instagram! Also, I love that cross body bag!

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  6. Those Too Faced liquid lipsticks are so good and pigmented! I have a couple of them and love them.

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  7. These gardening tools are just the cutest!!

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  8. Your phone case is too cute! Also I love those too faced melted lipsticks, the colors are so pigmented!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  9. Going to follow you on Insta ASAP because I love all of these pictures!

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  10. That Lilly shift is too cute! I love the shell print, I think I need to snag it soon!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  11. Omg, that's such a great round up! I still can't get over the patterned garden instruments!!

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  12. That embroidered tunic is so cute!! I can see so many ways of styling it!

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  13. ive heard the best things about that lipstick! love your phone case too!

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  14. I bought my mom those very same gardening tools! So cute!

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  15. Within this post, you've made me want to : add more Lilly to my life, go on a picnic with that cute gingham print, and head somewhere warm and sunny! Love all of these pictures and items you have!

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  16. Your instagram is so fun and colorful. Love your esthetic!

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  17. I love this post! That garden tool set is seriously too cute!

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  18. Great photos! That phone case is too cute!

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  19. The pink Too Faced lips are so pretty!

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  20. OMG those Too Faced Melteds are my FAVORITES. The formula is SO good!!!

    Coming Up Roses

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  21. There are soooo many cute things in this post! I love that bell sleeved top with the black earrings paired with it :) I have been looking for a pair of those!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  22. I need to try those melted lip glosses if only for the packaging alone! So pretty and photo-worthy!

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  23. I love all the bright colors in your Insta Recap. Very eye catching!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  24. Eeep, this makes me miss Instagram! I loooooove your dress! So stripe-y and cute!

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