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Dresses That Are Perfect for a Day Wedding This Summer

Wedding Guest Attire 2017--Before 5 pm

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Weddings that occur during the day are (in my opinion) the trickiest to dress for, as you never want to go too dressy but also don’t want to don just any sundress (it’s still a special occasion). That’s why going with a dress that has a unique feature such as a pop of color, a ruffled one sleeve, or a cold shoulder works. It isn’t too overpowering for a day wedding but still has some added visual interest.

-C

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Five Must-Have Gingham Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe

5 Must Have Gingham Pieces

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When I think of gingham I think of pictures of Audrey Hepburn in a blouse and gingham crops riding a bicycle or Brigette Bardot in a gingham dress. Having grown up with a love of 50’s and 60’s icons, I have always had a sweet spot for this pattern.

However, as much of a fan I am of the classics, I am loving the fresh and updated take on gingham that many people are embracing. I even recently purchased this MINKPINK dress, which combines this classic pattern with ruffles and the oh so flirty one shoulder trend. I’m also loving this cold shoulder Amanda Uprichard dress.

How are y’all embracing gingham this spring/summer?

-C

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$50 and Under for Her Gift Guide

50-and-under-for-her-gift-guide

I honestly cannot believe Christmas is this week!

I’ve yet to wrap my gifts and I need to figure out what I’m going to wear for Midnight Mass and for the big day. In actuality, I just have been putting off a-lot of Christmas related things as it had not felt like that time of the year down here until this past weekend (yay for cooler temps!).

Here’s to the most wonderful and stressful time of the year!

-C

 

(From left–> Marc Jacobs Lipstick Set: Sephora; Earrings: Bauble Bar; Cashmere Fingerless Gloves: Nordstrom; Minted Daisy iPad Case: Anthropologie; Purse: Nordstrom; The Beatles 1 Album: Urban Outfitters; PJ Short Set: Topshop; “The Southerner’s Cookbook”: Barnes & Noble; Biker Jacket: H&M; Scarf: Urban Outfitters)

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Lovin’ Right Now: Bell Sleeve Tops

Want to wear fall colors but still keep cool while it’s 80+ degrees outside?

Try out the bell sleeve top. Its shape gives you movement and also allows for air to better circulate around your arms. This effect ends up making you feel cooler than you would while wearing any other similar long sleeved top.

I also love pairing a bell sleeve top with skinny jeans, as this can even out your proportions and not make you feel frumpy. Or you can do like the above photo and tuck in your top into an a-line mini skirt. So cute!

Have a good weekend and TGIF! 

-C

 

(Lace top: Love & Liberty; Sage green top: Urban Outfitters: Plaid top: Free People; Cinnamon print top: Nordstrom; Black print top: Free People; Cinnamon solid top: Forever 21)

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Bootie-licious

 

I’m currently on the hunt for a new bootie and am loving all the ones on sale at Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale.

The four different pairs pictured above are just the tip of the iceberg as there are so many varieties of boots and booties on sale right now. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be scouring their website here soon for either a taupe-y or olive green bootie, because maybe if I get some new booties come August, the weather will start to get cooler. (Yeah, i know….not too likely but hey, a girl can dream).

-C

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Other favorites from the Nsale: here here here here here here here here here here

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Wednesday Want: Julia Jordan Lace Sleeveless Dress

Wednesday Want--Julia Jordan Lace Sleeveless Sheath dress

I had honestly never heard of Julia Jordan until recently. And oh my goodness–am I happy to finally know of her and her dresses!

Not only am I in love with this lace dress, which is perfect for spring with a little jacket or for summer by itself, but also with close to five others. I love the classic shapes and lines they all incorporate and how she pairs them with a fun print or bright color. Also, the fit and flare dresses of her remind me so much of what a ’50s starlet would wear so of course, I love that as well.

As the prices for her dresses are fairly reasonable ($100-$200 range), I honestly wonder why I had never heard much about them before. Either way, I’m glad now that I do and will definitely be treating myself to one here shortly.

-C

 

(Dress available at Nordstrom for $138)

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her–$100 and under

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Her--100 and under

Fringe Benefits Bag–$64.99 at Modcloth

Fireburst earrings–$55 at JCrew

Wool-blend Jacket–$99 at H&M

Kate Spade iPad Mini Case–$65 at Nordstrom

Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System–$99 at Sephora

Jo Malone Cologne–$60 at Nordstrom

Halogen Crossbody Bag–$98 at Nordstrom