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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 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. . .



  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*

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

    Simply Lovebirds

  3. I love those Too Faced Melted Lipsticks!


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

  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!

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

    xoxo A

  7. These gardening tools are just the cutest!!

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

    The Classic Brunette

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  19. The pink Too Faced lips are so pretty!

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

    Coming Up Roses

  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

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

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

    Greta |

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


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