The anticipated Lilly Pulitzer for Pottery Barn collaboration launched a little over a week ago. In my opinion, this was one of the smoother Lilly Pulitzer collaborations. I set my alarm for 2:50am EST on Friday, March 16, which was 10 minutes before the Lilly Pulitzer collection hit the Pottery Barn website. The homepage didn't show the Lilly collaboration until a few minutes after 3:00am, but other than that everything went off without a glitch. I was able to purchase everything I wanted, and the website didn't crash. Since I just purchased my first ever DSLR camera, I knew that I was going [Read more...]
Wow y'all--I am so humbled and overwhelmed by all the positive feedback I got from my previous post about my personal struggle with disordered eating and body image. As promised, I am back to share some self-care practices I engage in now to prevent relapse into old thought patterns and behaviors. I am completely in recovery now, but I know myself and my obsessive personality tendencies, so I take certain steps to protect myself. These two have been biggies for me over the years in my eating disorder recovery: 1. I don't weigh myself. I get weighed exactly once a year when I go to my doctor [Read more...]
It's hard to believe that Easter is less than two weeks away! (Especially because we had snow flurries in central North Carolina this morning. Come on Spring, where are you?!) The most important part about this holiday is celebrating Jesus' resurrection and triumph over death, and the hope for eternal life that all who accept Him as their Lord & Savior have! Of secondary importance though, is deciding on the perfect Easter dress. This year I plan on wearing something that is already in my closet. (I just bought a new camera and I am literally running out of room in my closet, so I'm [Read more...]
Hey y'all—hope your weekend is going well! It may be St. Patrick's Day, but I am most excited that March Madness is happening right now. I am a HUGE college basketball fan, so my St. Patty's festivities consist of wearing green while watching college basketball most of the day. This is seriously one of my favorite weekends of the whole year because there is twelve hours of college basketball each day. All the good upsets happen during this first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Speaking of which, my bracket is pretty much toast after the first round of play, but my UNC Tar Heels and Clemson [Read more...]
Hey y'all! Today I want to highlight three go-to pieces of jewelry in my collection that literally go with everything. First of all, here's a little background on the evolution of my jewelry preferences—in high school I barely wore any jewelry. (As mentioned in a previous post, I didn't even get my ears pierced until after college.) Then in college and the first couple years afterward, I basically stuck to pearls, first pearl necklaces and then pearl stud earrings once I finally got my ears pierced. Pearls were my signature accessory, and I think a lot of people knew me as "the girl who [Read more...]
It has felt like winter all week here in central North Carolina, but spring is just around the corner! I absolutely love spring and the feeling of new beginnings in the air that it brings; not to mention my birthday, warmer weather, more daylight, Easter, and seersucker season! Seersucker is probably my favorite preppy Southern wardrobe staple, but I am a stickler and only wear it between Easter and Labor Day. I made an exception for this photo shoot with Amelia Cassar Photography, because I wanted to share one of my favorite spring looks with y'all and provide some styling inspiration, [Read more...]
Hey y'all! Hope everyone has had great Saturday. I wasn't planning to do a post today, but after finding out that two of my favorite designers are having big sales this weekend, I couldn't not share with y'all. Tory Burch and Kate Spade are my two favorite designers to shop. They are definitely investment pieces and great quality, but in my attempts to be a responsible adult, I shop them on sale as often as I can.
Hey y'all-- today I am tackling a topic that is much heavier than my previous posts, but is very near and dear to my heart: eating disorders awareness. When I first contemplated this blog, I honestly wasn't sure how vulnerable I wanted to get with respect to deeper heart issues. I had a blog several years back, and kept things very surface level on that. Last week, however, I listened to a podcast from one of my favorite bloggers, Stephanie May Wilson (she's amazing, seriously check her out!), and she encouraged a certain degree of vulnerability if you feel like what you have to share could [Read more...]
"Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed." -Elle Woods So Elle Woods from Legally Blonde may be one of my favorite fictional characters, but I must disagree with the sentiment she expressed above when describing how she talked Cameron Diaz or Beyonce (depending on if you're watching the movie or musical version) out of buying an orange sweater. Pink has always been my favorite color, but my closet contains just as much orange these days--largely due to me being a HUGE Clemson fan. (Go Tigers!) One of my favorite "go-to" pieces is an orange cotton slub Lilly Pulitzer [Read more...]
Hope y'all had a great weekend! If you get today off, hope you're enjoying, and if you have to work today, hope the Monday blues don't have you down. As I mentioned in my intro post, I am shamelessly obsessed with getting photos with characters and mascots. So I will periodically be sharing some of these in a "Mascot Monday" column. (Can you tell I am a fan of alliteration)?! I will include my outfit details as a bonus in some of these posts. Today I am featuring my most recent mascot picture: Sir Purr of the Carolina Panthers!