White Pants: Before & After Labor Day

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Hi Friends,

The end of summer is no where in sight for us southerners but the stigma of no white after Labor Day is fast approaching. In the past, the idea of white shoes or pants after the holiday was a serious fashion no-no. Today, however, I think we are realizing how great white pants can be in all four seasons.

While white shoes are hard to pull off in general unless you have a quality pair of leather heels or designer flats, white pants can be worn a multitude of ways.

In today’s post, my outfit is pretty simple. White jeans paired with a flowy denim top from Banana Republic and bright, floral, Guess pumps. I have worn these pants and these heels so many times this summer. Good basics like the denim top and white pants can always be dressed up with a fun pair of heels.

For the fall or winter, I would pair white pants with other neutrals like an oversized beige sweater and booties. You can mix it up however you like, but I think the takeaway here is that white is not banned after the beginning of September.

Do you wear white after Labor Day? Tell me your thoughts!

Perfect Summer Day Dress

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Ya’ll. It is officially summer and the heat is rockin’ and rollin’ in Myrtle Beach! When the warm weather hits, all I want is a fun, comfy sundress, sandals, and maybe a cold, adult beverage in my hand.

The dress in today’s post is seriously one of the most comfortable dresses I have purchased this year, and I even got it in orange. You might have seen that one on my Instagram (follow me @palmettocouture.)

This dress is super affordable at Belk and is made by a brand called New Directions. They often have cute items that are less expensive. My hat is from Walmart and shoes are Steve Madden!

Just pair this dress or a flowy, cotton dress of your choice with cute sandals and a straw hat and you will be set for these warm, summer days ahead.

Another great part of summer is spending time on the beach and on a boat! I am hoping to spend some time by the water this weekend with friends. What are your Forth of July plans this weekend?!

Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts for Her!

Hi friends!

Only a few days until Valentine’s Day and you may be wondering if your man took your hints on the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Or if you are a single gal, you may be thinking of getting yourself a little something special because being single doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself! 😉

So whether you are deciding what to buy yourself or you need a way to give a better hint to your significant other, read and share my list of great last minute Valentine’s gifts for her below:

If she’s a FITNESS freak: The Barbella Box is an awesome gift that you can make a one time purchase of or start a monthly subscription for her! It includes fitness gear and products that will help her strength gains and make her look better in a bikini- which is a win for her and for you!

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Another option for a fit chick is the ever popular and so worth it, Wunder Unders from Lululemon. While they are pretty pricey, these leggings are great quality and make the booty look nice!

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If she’s a FASHIONISTA: You can’t go wrong with a trip to your local Sunglass Hut or department store to pick up these bad boys. Ray-Bans are always in style and these are so classic that few women would turn them down!

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If she’s a THOUGHTFUL girl, this Pinterest inspired gift might be perfect and also ridiculously inexpensive! Purchase a mason jar, some ribbon, and paper, and place little notes inside that say all the reasons you love her. You might want to have a tissue near as well because this is sure to bring on the water works!

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And last but not least, if you are dating a BASIC chick, its safe to say a Starbucks giftcard, Uggs, or a selfie stick would probably make your lady jump for joy! I don’t know what is more basic than that.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
XOXO,
Holly