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?!

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!

Fashion Addict: Part 2- Eliminating Temptation

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Almost two weeks down of no clothing or shoes shopping! It is crazy how many temptations I have on the daily to buy or look at things. Whether its getting an email or seeing an ad on my Facebook, I have stopped myself so many times from going to a website to online shop.
Last Saturday, I worked a few hours and also saw several cute things that I just knew I NEEDED (haha), but I did not cave. I left the store with no purchases.
Even though working in retail can be tough, I think the biggest thing to help with buying temptations this week was unsubscribing from a lot of marketing emails from companies. Once I stopped seeing 5 emails a day about the “biggest sale of the year,” I was able to get some of my shopping temptations to lessen.
I bet if you took inventory of your emails, you would find a few stores to unsubscribe to as well to reduce your inclination to shop!
I also used this week to wear a couple new items that still had tags on them. I felt like I just went shopping!
After a successful two weeks, I think I can continue throughout the rest of May without making any unnecessary purchases. Are any of you making a change in your shopping habits?! Let me know!

Fashion Addict Part 1: Breaking the Buying Cycle


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Hi friends,

Today I am talking about something a little different. If you know me well, you know that I am a bargain shopper and try to get everything I buy for as little as possible. You also know I have a little side gig working as an on-call associate for Belk whenever they need me on the weekends.

Those two things combined with my love for clothes and shoes can be dangerous. I can find sooo many cute things at amazing prices when I work at Belk that I find myself walking out the door owing Belk more than I made that day!

I am usually very good with my money and budget things out. Recently, however, I realized I could be saving so much more if I actually wore all the clothes in my closet instead of buying something new several times a month. (Yikes!)

Because of those things, I want to force myself to wear only the things in my closet for the rest of the month and make no new fashion purchases unless it is something absolutely necessary. Honestly, this shouldn’t be anything. I have so many options I can’t think of anything that would be dire enough for me to break this pact with myself.

Each week through the month of May I will update you all on my personal challenge so I can hold myself accountable. Do any of you get caught up in the thrill of the sale and purchase unnecessary items?

#WIW to a Sunday Wedding

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Hi friends,

Wedding season is in full effect! I went to see my friends, Kelly and Steve, tie the knot this past Sunday, and it was so beautiful. (They are the brunette Barbie and Ken in my opinion!)

They had an awesome brunch style reception with a mimosa bar and crepe station, and I may or may not have made the biggest crepe possible. I’m talking cannoli creme, nutella, and strawberries in that bad boy! HAHA!

Another awesome thing I noticed at the wedding how was popular color was among the ladies. Several of us were wearing an orange or coral like my dress shown, as well as bright green and royal blue.

Weddings are a great time to dress up and try on something fun and girly. My dress is last season Jessica Simpson, but I really think the lace and the midriff cut outs are continuing to be popular this spring and summer seasons.

What trends are you loving right now?! Comment below and tell me your favorite spring trend!