best of: metallic loafers

Happy #ShoesdayTuesday! Metallic loafers are huge right now, and I’ve been wearing this pair from Sole Statesboro non-stop lately.

Metallic Loafers
fall must-have: metallic loafers

They’re only $29 (what!), and you can take 10% off when you use the discount code GLITTER at checkout. 🙂

I’ve also rounded up nine more of my favorite metallic loafers here. You should snag a pair for sure! Happy shopping!

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travel blog | asheville, north carolina.

Two weeks ago, I made a quick  jaunt to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina for m’girl Maggie’s wedding. Needless to say, a good time was had by ALL. Let me break it down for you:

Friday-

I linked up with my BFF, Annie, and her husband, Alex, for dinner at The Nightbell. We basically tried one of everything and it was phenomenal.

not your typical deviled egg… corn sabayon, sunburst smoked trout gravlax, pimenton.
a meal out is not complete without steak. in our opinion.
i know. we’re all obsessed with annie’s bodysuit. unfortunately, for all of us, it isn’t online. HOWEVER, here is my jumpsuit and jacket.

Saturday-

Annie and I took in the sights of Asheville including the biggest general store we’ve ever encountered, Mast. A few sights along the way:

coffee on a bus. casual.
many fall sights.
while wearing this sweater we’re all obsessed with.

THEN THERE WAS THE MAIN EVENT #TALFOUNDTHEDUNN

THE BRIDE (similar wedding guest dresses here and here and here)
MY GIRLS
THERE WERE DONUTS.
AND CHAMPAGNE.

It’s like you were there right?

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my fall capsule, part 1.

Gah I LOVVVEEE this time of year – the last few weeks have been gloriously cool, and it really feels like the holidays are about to begin! Here’s a look at some of my favorite outfits from last week. I tend to do “capsule dressing”, buying a few new pieces every season that work with 1) what I already have and 2) also work with each other. It makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier! Today I’m sharing a few of my new pieces, and I’ll share a few more next week. As you can see, I gravitate towards classic shapes and bright, clear colors. Click each photo to shop the look, or (if you’re looking at this on our website), click each piece in the product widget below the photo.

Gucci Belt Look
preppy style is LIFE – love this combo!

This look is pretty typical of my style – I love a great blazer paired with jeans. This belt was a definite splurge but I have worn it almost every day this fall. Every girl needs a navy blazer in her closet, and this one from J Crew Factory fits perfectly. My striped tee is another favorite J Crew purchase – there are a few sizes left. If those don’t work for you, this one is almost identical and also comes in a red stripe – cute!

Ruffle Button Down
polka dots AND ruffles? yes, please.

I’m always looking for a great button-down – but they are HARD to find! So many of them are bulky and bother me under sweaters…so I was super excited when I found this polka-dot one from J Crew Factory. It’s got a lot of stretch but it’s not clingy. It works great alone or under a sweater. I love it so much that I got it in two colors (see below). My favorite distressed skinnies are sold out everywhere, but I found some other options for you from 7 For All Mankind, Free People and New York & Co. And that’s my favorite bag in the background – you can read more about why I love it here.

Red Ruffle Button Down
love this pop of red

Okay, here’s the same ruffle button-down in red. So cute! I’ve added my favorite Frye boots – I love how they look more and more beat-up every year.

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful! xo

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fall bar cart update.

Time for a seasonal bar cart refresh! Thanksgiving will be here in exactly two weeks, and I’m in the process of fall-ifying my bar set-up. My sweet friend Kate (a super talented gift-giver who always knows exactly what I want!) gave me some adorable cocktail napkins from Target for my birthday, and those inspired me to nose around for a few more fall pretties. Look what I found at Target!

Turn up the beet – I DIE! Mini-metallic pumpkins and acorns will look so cute scattered around my cart. And I love those orange napkin rings – just the thing to pretty up a fall table. Share your fall finds with us by tagging us on Insta! xo

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lately.

Wait, has it been a MONTH since we posted? Insert that little chin-stroking emoji here.

I *love* dressing for fall – you can do so much more as far as layering, mixing prints and patterns, and playing with color. Here’s a look at some of my recent fall outfits – shop by clicking each photo or by clicking the items below!

OTK Boots Look
over-the-knee boots + sweater + my favorite Spanx denim leggings + vintage bag

My exact OTK boots are from my boutique Dish Statesboro (get 10% off their website when you use promo code GLITTER!), but I found several other others that are super similar.

Duck Boots Look
duck boots + vest + French Connection sweater + blanket scarf

It was so cold for our church’s Harvest Festival a few weeks ago that I had to wear FOUR layers – totally insane for October in South Georgia! These duck boots are also available at Dish Statesboro and are only $25 – WHAT.

Emerald Green Coat Look
emerald coat + pencil skirt + navy sweater + leopard heels

Celebrated my birthday last week in one of my favorite fall looks. My emerald coat is several years old, but this one from J Crew Factory is the exact same color! This wool pencil skirt (also from J Crew Factory) runs a little big – I suggest sizing down.

Sorel Boots Look
sorel boots + striped tee + camo jacket + high-waist denim

My Sorel “Cate the Great” hidden wedge boots were an investment, but every time I wear them I fall in love all over again. And this camo field jacket is a TOTAL steal at $44.

Hope everyone is having a great fall so far and enjoying this cooler weather! xo

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black + white 🖤

Over the past few years, a black, leather moto jacket has always been on my shopping list and I never pulled the trigger… until now!

This Blank NYC beauty is perfection (and under $100…) The gold hardware is probably what sold me. Why is that so hard to find? I digress.

The jacket goes with everything. Dress it up with a skirt and heels or down with distressed denim and sneaks. Scoop your very own before it sells out and scroll to the bottom to shop the whole look!

black + white

black + white

black + white

black + white

black + white

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our favorites 9.26.17

Well, I survived Monday – and that feels like a huge accomplishment these days. I’ve been wearing a lot of rompers recently – the one-piece thing is SO EASY (perfect for when you are lazy/busy), and there are some great transitional rompers out there right now. I wore two of my favorites last week – let’s take a look back…

Lace-Up Chambray Romper
lace-up chambray romper

This lace-up chambray romper feels so RIGHT right now – I’m wearing it with wedges here for dinner with my mom, but I would also pair it with sneakers for one of Joe’s soccer games. It’s super comfy and not too short.

Wrap Ruffle Romper
Wrap Ruffle Romper

Hmmm…can you tell I really love my ankle-wrap wedges? I wore this dressy romper to an engagement party Saturday night. I wasn’t sure about the color at first – I typically pick black for nights out, and this color felt kind of bold. But I do love how “fall” this color feels, and I can’t wait to wear it with taupe over-the-knee boots when it gets cooler. WHEN WILL IT GET COOLER?

Here are some more of my favorite rompers – all of these transition perfectly into fall, are under $100 and there are full size runs available in each. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week! xo

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our favorites: 9.19.17

We’re settling back into a routine after a crazy few weeks that included two birthdays and one hurricane evacuation for me (thankfully, we did not have any damage at home!) and a bachelorette party for Jennifer. I’ve pretty much been living in casual basics these days (including these amazing flares from Dish) – take a look and shop my favorites below!

Flutter Sleeve Top
the cutest flutter sleeve top

Shirtdress
all business in this BCBGeneration shirtdress

Overalls
relaxed-fit Blank NYC overalls

Lightweight Sweater
lightweight sweater = the perfect transition piece

Flutter Sleeve Top
same flutter sleeve top, different day/color

Friday Graphic Tee
new favorite graphic tee + my fave flares again


Now, let’s try to get through week with no major disasters! xo

 

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fall transitions 🍂

September has officially arrived and we’re swapping bikinis for fall transition pieces (even though it’s still 100 degrees here in Atlanta!)

I’ve been living in this gingham one shoulder top and lucky for YOU, J.Crew extended their Labor Day Sale. Scoop yours for 30% off with code YESPLEASE.

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fall transition pieces

fall transition pieces

Top (also available in petite + tall) | Jeans | Bag | Heels (on sale for $44!)

Photo credit Morgan Hayes Photography.

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red, white + blue 🇺🇸

Heading into Labor Day weekend in this adorable red + white stripe off the shoulder number. Pair it with your fave denim and flats for a casual look and pop on heels for post-shopping cocktails.

Links below to shop the look!

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red, white + bluered, white + blue

Top | Topshop (Blue version.) Denim | Blank NYC (similar.) Sunnies | Ray-Ban. Bag | Louis Vuitton. Heels | Christian Louboutin. Bracelets | David Yurman.

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