Life Update




Hi friends,

It’s been so long! And that’s my fault, but I have had such a busy few months that Palmetto Couture unfortunately took the back seat.

But because I was so busy, I have a few updates for you all so I’ll just jump right in and share:

  1. I built a house!

I feel like a real adult now living in a place that I can literally call my own! It was a process and at times pretty stressful but overall I am so glad I finally decided to take the plunge.

Living in my own home has been so nice but with that comes a LOT of things you have to buy that you might never think about. Like gutters?! And they are not cheap. So, that’s not a super fun home purchase BUT over this year I will be buying new furniture and decorating and hopefully sharing with you all how I decorate everything.

  1. I turned the BIG 3-0!

I think the idea of turning 30 seems so daunting when you are in high school or even college. Thirty seems so old and far away. But now that I am here, it is pretty sweet. I have accomplished several of my goals before turning 30, like buying a home and paying off my Clemson student loans.

I am honestly in much better physical shape than I was at 21 years old, and I have a great job that I enjoy. I actually have a few dollars to spend now on vacation or a pair of heels that I want, and I couldn’t do much of that when I was in college and broke. HAHA!

  1. Miami

Speaking of traveling, for my 30th Birthday, several of my friends, my boyfriend, and I went to Miami!

It was such a fun trip, and I would love to go back. We ate so much good food that weekend, drank a lot of Cuban coffee, and saw some neat things like awesome artwork at Wynwood Walls. All of the pics in today’s post are from that area.

One place we ate at was called Larios and it is owned by Gloria Estefan! SO, so good.

Now that I’m back to real life, and things have settled down, my plan for PC this year is to produce a blog every Wednesday. In the past I thought I could do twice a week, but for now, I am going to put out content on Wednesdays until I think I can put out more. Please subscribe via email to never miss a new post and always feel free to share any post via Facebook or Twitter if you want!

See ya next week!

New Jeans, New Shoes

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Hi Friends,

Don’t you just love a new pair of jeans that fit so right?! And of course, new shoes are always a positive.

Recently, I ordered a pair of booties from Sole Society ( find them here) and I have been wearing them out! Sole Society has a ton of options and they are affordable. You can use my code here for a discount off of your first purchase. But anyway, booties have become a must-have over the past few years. They range from casual to dressy and its easy to find a pair that fit your needs.

I also was in desperate need of jeans so I ordered these (expensive, I know, but great) and these (pictured above.) The jeans in this post are by William Rast- a Justin Timberlake brand. They are so soft and super stretchy. They run true to size, and I will definitely consider ordering another pair in the future. I wear a 4 or 27, and these fit perfectly.

Let me know if you find any cute shoes on Sole Society or if you have any jeans suggestions for me. Hope you all have an awesome day! <3

I Heart Chicago!

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Last week I was in Chicago for several days and it was such a cool city!

If you know me well, you know I LOVE NYC, but Chicago was actually a cleaner and friendlier version of that. While not as touristy as New York, Chicago had a big city vibe with a Mid Western attitude in my opinion.

The fall weather was wonderful and I quickly learned that Chicago truly is “The Windy City.”

While I do wish I would’ve worn more walking appropriate shoes, I loved being able to break out my blanket scarves like in the pictures above. I got that scarf from Belk and OMG it is so soft and cozy! You can find it here.

If you live in the south like me, you haven’t had many chances to wear one so far but go ahead and stock up because the chilly months are coming and they sell out quickly.

You can find some of my favorites here and here!

Oh, and photo credits go to my handsome guy, Chris! He is learning my camera for me so I can put out regular content for you all.

That’s it for today but be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates to your email and follow me on Instagram @palmettocouture!

Fall is in the Air

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So, Hurricane Matthew is all we are hearing about right now and while it is sure to cause serious damage along the coast, there is a chance Myrtle Beach may only get heavy rain and strong winds. I am hoping that is the case, but we shall see!

Despite the doom and gloom hanging around because of the storm, the weather has felt amazing this week! Almost like, gasp, fall! For those of you in the South, you know what I’m talking about. The temperatures are finally breaking a bit from the summer months and for me, I am so glad I can break out my booties and fall hats.

I got the red dress above (1 State) from Belk and decided after this photo shoot that it wasn’t for me. While super comfy and having a key hole in the back, it just was not figure flattering for my shape. I think someone with very slim arms and a smaller frame could pull off this full, flowing dress.

As you can see I also broke out my fringe booties from last season and my Old Navy floppy hat. Both of which are still very much in style this season! I actually just ordered two more pairs of booties from Sole Society and they are BOMB! Can’t wait to share them with you all!

And although I may be stuck in pj’s all weekend due to the storm, I plan to catch up on The Walking Dead (I’m on season 2), read some, and relax. What are your plans for the weekend?!

End of Summer

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Labor Day Weekend was the unofficial end of summer and while I love warm weather, I am ready for fall!

I have been trying to sneak in a few long sleeves in the cool morning and evenings but it will be a while before I get to enjoy my scarves and boots.

Over the weekend, I did buy a new blanket scarf and an olive green floppy hat! I even wore the scarf around my apartment for a few hours just to enjoy it for a bit, haha. I have a feeling olive will be a big hit again this fall because I have been seeing it in everything- handbags, hats, booties, etc…

What are you looking forward to about the fall?! Flannel? Pumpkin everything? Booties?