Jewel Tones

Date: September 12, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia

While I love the light, airy colors of summer, I'm more than happy to welcome jewel tones back to my wardrobe. These vibrant shades have grown in popularity over the last few years. From weddings to interiors, they don't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. The rich shades of emerald green, plum and sapphire make a statement worn by themselves, but I decided to combine two of them for a color-saturated look. I draped my vintage, brown leather jacket over my shoulders to add an element of texture and complete the look.

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Posted on September 12, 2016 .

Poncho Season

Date: September 7, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Poncho season is officially back in full swing for most of the country. This versatile piece can be draped over lightweight pieces, like my dress, or heavier items, such as a sweater or denim button-down. I snagged this one earlier this week at H&M for a mere $19.99. The dress was also a steal, and between the two pieces I was able to create a completely new look for less than $40 (not including the belt and boots that I already owned). The cognac and hunter green stripes add warmth to this otherwise all-black outfit, making it ideal for fall wearing.

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Posted on September 7, 2016 .

Trench & Shorts

Date: August 31, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Even though it is still as hot as blue blazes outside (yep, I just said that), I can't help but get excited about fall and all it brings with it. From lower temps and crisper air to new fashion trends, something about fall makes life seem a little more exciting. Even though I've been out of school for some time now (longer than I want to admit, really), I feel that fall still represents a season of new beginnings in my life. I'm looking forward to spending our first autumn being established in our home. Despite having moved in October 1st of last year, we were so busy moving, furnishing and renovating that we were unable to enjoy the season as we usually would.

On a walk the other night, my husband, Bobby, and I began plotting our bucket list for the new season. At the top of the list: camping in north Georgia or Tennessee. Because we dated for seven years before tying the knot, we have been able to do a lot of traveling together. We've stayed in cabins in the mountains numerous times and gone on dozens of hikes, but we've never gone "real tent camping" together. Let's just hope we don't kill each other, am I right? 

I decided to wear my green trench with my trusty Free People cutoffs to make this outfit seem a bit more season transitional. The trench is lightweight so it doesn't make you sweat in this "Hotlanta" weather. I finallyyy found a lace-up, collared shirt and couldn't be happier with it! I've been searching for the right one for quite a while now. I finished off the look with a Madewell leather belt and some open-toed booties.

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Posted on August 31, 2016 .

Back to Basics

Date: August 24, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia

As I stated in last week's post, I'm doing my best to pare down my wardrobe to only items that I truly love. It turns out that basic, staple items like the ones featured in this outfit are what makes my little heart sing. I've always had a love for minimalism; I remember having big disagreements with my mom every morning before preschool because I wanted to wear a plain, white tee and jeans and she had other things in mind. Nowadays, I get to do the choosing and it is obvious that much hasn't changed. And yes, I've been strong-willed since the day I was born!

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Posted on August 24, 2016 .

A Fresh Combination

Date: August 17, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia

This past week I did a little shopping in my own closet. I came across these culotte overalls that I haven't worn in months, and decided to wear them with my go-to striped top. The combination is made up of two items which I've owned for quite some time, but it is a fresh, new look. I've been rethinking my wardrobe choices frequently as of late, and definitely think some closet purging is in my near future. My goal is to open up my closet to find only items that I love, which can be mixed and matched in multiple different ways to create completely new outfits. Let's hope I can stick to my resolution and share the process with you along the way!

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Posted on August 17, 2016 .

Little Red Dress

Date: August 12, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The little red dress. Much different than its more popular, understated sister - the LBD - the little red dress makes a statement. I've always been a fan of the color and believe that it can be worn in a way that exudes confidence without screaming 'look at me!'. I feel this little off-the-shoulder number from Reformation does just that. Sure, it's red and form fitting, but it comes down below the knee and there is an air of elegance about it. I recently wore it to a friend's wedding and can personally vouch that it passes the dancing dress test with flying colors.

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Posted on August 12, 2016 .