Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fourth of July Style

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Can you believe that we are less than two weeks away from the Fourth of July?!
To me that holiday really signifies Summer & I love the patriotic spirit that everyone seems to catch around this time of year.

I picked out a few different patriotic pieces for y'all, these would work from everything to an afternoon spent on the lake to a beachside bar-be-cue or anything in between.

Just a little note; those precious red & white gingham slides in the bottom right hand corner aren't to be missed. They're less than $40, they seem very well-made (they aren't your standard rubber slides-they're more of a leather-like material), and they come in 6 colors including a navy and white gingham, blue seersucker, and more neutrals as well.

As for my Fourth of July, I'll probably be sporting these shorts, these shoes (not the cutest, but totally comfortable & perfect for water!), and a cute patriotic top or tank by this brand since I'll hopefully be out on the lake with some of our good friends!

Let me know below; do you dress up for the holiday or keep it casual?

Until next time. . .
xoxo, 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Striped Swing Dress

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Is it just me, or is Old Navy really killing their new arrivals here lately?
I went just a few weeks ago and bought way too many things because everything was just so cute.

My number one purchase that I've already wore a ton is this striped swing dress. It comes with an attached slip, so it's lined. The fabric is so light and comfortable, it's the sort of long-sleeved dress you can wear in the Summertime and not melt.

I kept my accessories really simple, because that's what Summer fashion is to me-airy and simple.
My bar name necklace was a gift one Christmas and it's probably one of my most-worn pieces, & y'all know by now that my OTBT's are my most-worn shoes because not only do they add height and dress up any outfit, but they're also so comfortable.

Here's a fact that y'all might not know about me. . . I can't keep more than one pair of sunglasses to save my life.
I have bought so many pairs over the years & something always happens to them!
My favorite brand is Costa & right now, I actually have two pairs of mine in their repair shop 😒
but the ones that I've not had a single problem with in over a year are these High Key by Quay that I bought at Dillards for around $60. You can't beat that for how well they've held up...and I love the big mirrored frames!

What about y'all? Make me feel better by telling me y'all are rough on sunnies or other accessories below 😂

Until next time. . .
xoxo, 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide [2018]

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Can we all just take a minute to agree that men are the hardest people to buy gifts for?!
But on the other hand; when you do manage to pull off a really great gift that they love, you feel like a winner because they are truly a challenge.

I've rounded up a ton of great gifts today for the men in your life, whether by blood or just the father figures out there-June 17th is the day to show them just a little bit of appreciation.

Some great smaller gifts that pair great with a card with a little note; the leather coozie, the uniquely scented candle, the notebook (which can be personalized & comes with free gift wrapping!) or even the grilling set (which is a great deal and comes in many different college teams.)

If you want to step up your gift giving just a little; the dopp kit I linked is a great, high quality piece without breaking the bank. I would pair it with the Clinique for Men gift set so he'll be set for his next  trip. The tie is also a beautiful piece for the sharp-dressed dad's out there!

And of course, for the bigger splurge pieces (still less than $150!); I love the collegiate stadium prints (they come in 47 different teams!), the Yeti Hopper cooler-we own several different Yeti's and they're great quality...this is a great beach sized cooler in my opinion, and of course that beautiful leather overnight bag-if your dad is a quality kind of guy, he'll appreciate this nice piece.
I also included the sunglasses because they're favorites of both my husband & my Daddy!

Please remember that Father's Day & any other holiday, they really aren't about the gift-they're about showing love to those that are important to you.
A sweet note in a card or just spending time with the important men in your life is more than enough.
Other great gift options would be concert tickets or tickets to a sporting event for a team that your dad enjoys; I also think it would be so much fun to take your dad to a cooking class if he enjoys cooking, or perhaps a book signing if his favorite author is coming close to your town.

You know your Dad best so you know what he loves ❤

Let me know below what you're planning on gifting (or doing for/with) your dad this Father's Day below!

Until next time. . .
xoxo,