GINGHAM IN CHARLESTON

Happy Thursday from Charleston! We are visiting town this week and enjoying some pretty amazing weather – as in no humidity so my hair is staying a normal size. I love shooting here because the scenery is so charming with so many cute alleyways and winding streets. It’s the perfect place to test out all of my new spring and summer looks! I’m crushing pretty hard on gingham right now, so prepare to see it in a lot of upcoming posts. 

DO YOU HAVE A HAPPY PLACE?

This past weekend I was stuck in NYC after three flight cancellations and feeling really homesick. It got me thinking about the places that are starting to feel more like home now that I’ve moved away from New York – it’s just not here in the Big Apple anymore. I loved having the chance to see a few friends on the longest layover ever, but I had a hard time appreciating the survival of the fittest mentality that is required to keep up. I guess I’ve become a softy! And my style has softened up too. When I lived in NYC, you wouldn’t have caught me dead in sneakers and denim shorts. But things change, and so do people! 

5 SPRING MUST-HAVES

One of the most important things to me style-wise as the seasons change each year is having my spring wardrobe essentials purchased and planned. The weather can change to warm quickly here in the south, so I like to be ready. Who am I kidding? I also like to shop so any excuse will do. The good news is that most things you buy for spring, will last you through summer and into early fall here. If you drop a little cash up front on the right must-haves, you can look great for a good five months! That’s pretty economical if I do say so myself.

THE EASIEST GO-TO WEEKEND OUTFIT

Happy Thursday! Anybody else feel like Friday can’t come fast enough??? Very ready for the weekend over here. Partially because I’ve found my new go-to weekend look and I can’t wait to wear it again (seriously, I look forward to days because of what I get to wear – totally normal, I swear). Here it is: A pair of white sneakers. A pair of white jeans. A striped tee with a sweet little detail. A simple tote. A pair of fabulous sunglasses. A silk scarf. A leather jacket. A pair of gold hoops. Et voila! The easiest weekend look ever. See? That really was easy!

LET’S GET NAUTICAL WITH OLD NAVY

T.G.I.F. Y’ALL!! Sure it’s St. Patrick’s Day and maybe you’re all wearing green but not me! It’s simply not my color. Guess you’ll have to pinch me. Know why? Because this spring season, I am going nautical and I’m doing it in style with one of my favorite brands, Old Navy. Know what that means? Easy on my budget. I’m saving for a wedding after all! Know what else that means? Stripes, stripes, and more stripes! Plus one of my favorite color-combos, navy and red. It’s easy to mix and match, looks sharp with all skin tones, and will work all the way through the summer season, too. Jump on in this post for two different looks and lots of inspiration. Let’s get nautical! 

CHANGING MY LIFE

2017 has been a major year for me so far. Sure we’re only three months in, but I have been deeply focused on changing my life. And not just in a New Years Resolutions that you never keep kind of way. I’m talking about a balls-out, admit to the dark and unhealthy paths I was very far down, and then do something about it no matter the cost, kind of way. It’s been the slowest, most painful, most spiritual, most honest, most deliberate, and most rewarding time of my life. My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. But even when you are your own worst critic, you aren’t always able to admit your worst flaws.