Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SUMMER WHITES: Crochet Tank







WHITE CROCHET TOP: F21 - SIMILAR HERE & HERE - $18   //   BLACK JEGGINGS: KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE - $48   //   BROWN HEELS: KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE - $48   //   NECKLACE: AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $48

It's a lovely Tuesday in Atlanta, and between all the rain we have been having, it's nice to have some cooler weather. This basic outfit is divine and so simple to put together: white, black, and brown - paired with a longer statement necklace which by the way is the newest trend in jewelry makes this a done deal. 

I wore this outfit to the Lululemon Athletica event at Howell Mill brunch. I can't wait to recap the experience for you, stay tuned!

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOLD COLORS & VERA BRADLEY LUNCHEON







PINK SWING DRESS: ASOS - SAME HERE - $35   //   HEELS: LC AT KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE- $30   //   MINT STATEMENT NECKLACE: AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $15   //   BEADED BRACELET: VERA BRADLEY - SAME HERE - $28   //   GREEN CLUTCH: eBAY - SAME HERE - $5   //   BALLET FLATS: J.CREW - SIMILAR HERE - $125

Last week I attended a luncheon with Vera Bradley and some of my favorite Atlanta style bloggers. We met at the Westin Peachtree Plaza and had a delicious meal while hearing from the leaders of the Vera Bradley empire. You know, it's amazing that VB has become a household name to all women-- and men. Everyone can identify the cotton quilted printed duffle bags, luggage, and accessories as the iconic print that allows women to express their creative side. The highlight of the evening was hearing from the co-founder of Vera Bradley, Barbara Bradley Beakgaar, about her vision and how the company started from scratch. (Also, can I please look like her when i'm older?) Barbara was sassy, funny, and incredibly well dressed! It was actually on a Delta flight at the ATL airport that she and her co-founder looked around and saw all of the monotonous luggage that inspired them to create what we now know as Vera Bradley. 

The team from VB shared some new products that they are anticipating for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 including, wait for it, handbags! The CEO of Vera Bradley also spoke (how lucky are we?) about how Vera has become a household name for school and travel - but why should women who love the brand have to leave it for when they need a work tote? We saw the most divine leather & faux leather handbags, laptop bags, and work totes. I'm talking rich colors like sapphire blue with a colorful lining that is true to the VB brand!

After the luncheon we traveled with the VB team to see the showroom at the America's Mart in downtown. It was such a lovely afternoon and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Can't wait to see what new things come from Vera Bradley. We've grown up with them, now they are growing with us!

Friday, July 18, 2014

EVENT RECAP: SBScon CoffeeTalk




With SBS co-founders Poor Little It Girl (left) and My Style Vita (middle) 

With the lovely Kate Styled Petite (left) and Jessica from Here & Now (right)

ATL Style Bloggers from left to right: Blair from Peaches in a Pod, Bekka from Palm & Peachtree, Myself, 
Kate from Kate Styled PetiteLauren from FashionablyLo, Megan from Lush to Blush, & Whitney from Peaches in a Pod

Last Saturday was such a busy day, but I absolutely loved every second of it. Bright and early I got to see all my favorite ladies of the Southern Blogger Society at their CoffeeTalk event. We got to meet some fabulous ladies speak from ShopSense, Recipe For Press, and Ahalogy who gave insights into maximizing reach via Pinterest and media relations. Afterwards, we mingled with other bloggers and sponsors like ASOSIntimacyKendra Scott(PLÃ) BeautyDress Up, & Dermalogica.

Such a fun weekend, but hoping this one will be a little more low-key! I'm still playing catch up!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BLUSHING: Pleated Swing Dress









DRESS: CHICWISH - SAME HERE - $60  //  HEELS: GUESS - SAME HERE - $40  //  MINT KATE SPADE TOTE - SIMILAR HERE - $500  //  NECKLACE: eBAY - SAME HERE - $4

I absolutely adore this dress and was so excited to wear it for the very first time at the Southern Blogger Society Conference last weekend in Atlanta. Chicwish has the cutest pieces that are so unique. The prints and designs aren't what you normally find in stores and that is my favorite part. If you are patient (shipping takes a few weeks!) Then you would love this online boutique + this customer service is fabulous! 

Tomorrow I will recap my entire Southern Blogger Society Conference CoffeeTalk experience on the blog, so be sure to come back and check it out!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: Velvet Dresses with ASOS


This Wednesday, I decided to go with what's been on my mind - which as crazy as it is in this summer heat - is velvet. The fact that it's making a comeback is divinity in my ears because like other traditional fabrics: lace, chiffon, tulle - i'm obsessed. 

These pieces from ASOS are under $50 and absolutely fabulous. I was lucky enough to meet ASOS in person at the SBScon Coffee Talk last weekend, and they are such a great brand. Be sure to check them out!

See more velvet pieces from ASOS below:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NAUTICAL + ORANGE LACE







Shirt: J.Crew - Same Here - $24   //   Lace Skirt: F21 - Similar Here - $10   //  
Earrings: Kore Luxe   //   Heels: LC by Lauren Conrad at Kohls - Similar Here - $40

First of all, my sincerest apologies. I know you probably thought I vanished, but the truth is that I just finished the busiest week of my summer. I've been non-stop for a full week with work, dance, fun blogging events, and the Miss India Georgia pageant last weekend. I had the privilege of attending a luncheon with some of my favorite bloggers & the team at Vera Bradley on Thursday, SBScon Coffee Talk on Saturday, and America's Mart on Sunday. 

I took yesterday to play catch up (and trying not to get sick) but I'm back with full force this week! Thanks for hanging in there with me & remember even when i'm not blogging you can always find me on Instagram here!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT









Dress: F21 - Similar Here & Here - $50   //   Heels: F21 - Similar Here - $49

Readers, i'm so excited to share some news. This Saturday, July 12th, I will be co-hosting the iLink Professional's Miss India Georgia 2014 Pageant at the Robert Ferst Center in Midtown Atlanta! I've been involved with the pageant since I won my title back in 2009 and am thrilled to have this opportunity to be back on stage and sharing this experience. 



This is the place to be on Saturday night, with amazing performances, live music and even an magician. If you are interesting in coming out to attend the show you can purchase tickets here.

Wish me luck!