Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Staycay Style

Summer is in full swing and I am in full on FOMO mode. I'm living vicariously through everyone's travel photos and posts, but decided to channel a little wardrobe inspo from the pretty scenes that everyone is sharing! So, I may not get to be traveling the world right now, but I can definitely dress like I am! Here are 4 looks I've put together to make you feel like you're on vacay, even if you're be-bopping around town in search of the nearest pool. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Enjoy!
COZUMEL, Mexico
Though I've been to Cozumel before, I'd give anything to go back! Ancient ruins, Jeep excursions, beautiful beaches, and aaallllll the Tequila. My Cozumel inspired styling is a fun little tie-dye t-shirt dress and wedge look. I threw on a pop of color SugarFix multi-way necklace to break up all the neutral colors.



SANTORINI, Greece
The photos of Santorini make me drool. White alabaster buildings with blue tops set into the ocean cliffs of Greece. Like seriously? Take me there now! I drew inspiration from the common embroidery used in Greek fashion and also pulled the blue and white theme for this look. Someone get me a gyro STAT!



HONOLULU, Hawaii
My friend Olivia just came back from a week in Hawaii and her Instagram had me dreaming of all things bright and tropical! I also thought how PERFECTLY this maxi dress would be for an evening at a resort in Hawaii. Like...oh..idk...Aulani. (Someone take me there, please I'll die). I added a bright turquoise SugarFix necklace and earring set to really amp up the colorful palette.



TURKS AND CAICOS
I feel like I would love this place just as much as any of the Real Housewives. I think of sea glass beaches, palm trees and cabana boys with stiff drinks so this look reflected that! Love a flirty little one shoulder top and this palm leaf print screams beach vacay. The distressed jeans add a little shipwreck/beach bum feel to it too.



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Make A Splash: How to Nail the Perfect Pool Party

Happy Tuesday Babes!

I don't know about where YOU are, but here in Nashville we're experiencing sunny 90 degree weather. Thanks to the heat and sun I was inspired to bring you this fun how-to post on throwing a super fun pool party! Whether you're hanging out at a public pool, your apartment complex, or this FAB rooftop pool at ParkCentral Nashville, you'll only need a few things to take it up to Instagram worthy level!



Since the majority of my world does center around fashion and style, first we have to mention attire! A pool party hostess can still look good by the water, plus I'm a big advocate for skin protection and although I do sunbathe for a bit, I always make sure to pack or wear super cute coverups when my skin needs a break. My go-tos? A Columbia PFG button down, wrap skirt, or fun graphic tee/tank! Also, don't forget to protect your face and eyes with a good pair of UV blocking sunnies or hat!

You can actually get my tank (and so many others) from Feathered Nest Boutique here: www.FeatheredNestBoutique.com




Next you're going to need your bevs. Stay cool and refreshed with your fave drink in a CAN (remember, no glass at the pool). The brand I can't get enough of right now is Bravazzi! It's a new hard Italian soda available in three flavors: Blood Orange, Limonata, and Grapefruit. I haven't decided which is my fave yet because they're all so good! These hard sodas are light, sweet and absolutely made for days in the sun, but better yet they're void of malt, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, and ingredients. The packaging adds for the prettiest aesthetic too. Serve chilled or over ice and pair it with your favorite striped straws and you're good to go!

You can't find these just anywhere though, so make sure to visit their website to order or find out if your local store sells them! www.Bravazzi.com



Now, arguably the most important ingredient to the pool party in the age of social media is the novelty pool float. Trust me. I own two and have been discussing with my roommate which I should add to my collection this year. Any time I bring them out to our pool there's a constant stream of people wanting to borrow them an take pictures with them and so on and so forth. My personal fave are the BigMouth Inc. Floats. You can find these at Target or Nordstrom and my MAIN reason for choosing these guys is cost! These are large floats at no more than $30 a piece and they're really great quality. I've linked a few of their new ones for you to purchase below!

Another reason I love BigMouth Inc.? They also create some of the cutest pool accessories. Drink holders, beach towels, all kinds of adorable stuff! Check them out here: www.BigMouthInc.com





And to round it out, don't forget your tunes! I like to mix a little classic rock with 90's hip hop and today's hits. Can't go wrong! Now go out and throw the raddest pool party ever!

Think I missed something? Want to tell me about YOUR pool party hostessing skills? Questions, comments, concerns? Let me know in the comments below!





Friday, April 28, 2017

Instagram Round-Up

Hey Babes!

TGIF, am I right? I hope you all had a fabulous week and have an even more fabulous weekend! I've got some exciting things planned over the next couple of days that you can check out via social media like Snapchat and Instagram Stories, but for now I wanted to give you guys an Instagram Round-Up of my most recent InstaLooks!

For those of you unfamiliar with "Round-Ups" (and I'm sure most of you are as this is my first), this is simply a basic post of my stylings with SHOPPABLE links so that you can easily snag the items you love! No frills, no fuss just straight forward shopping through my blog. Woohoo! So, here's to hoping you love these THREE looks featuring Tobi.com , VinnieLouise.com and GrayMonroe.com You'll find links for the items I used underneath each photo!