This weekend’s weather was unbeatable; the perfect balance of sun and cool breezes to keep you warm enough for a thin dress but cool enough not to break a sweat. My weekend was scheduled with fun times and though I was sick I didn’t let it stop me from joining in the activities. Friday we jumped on trampolines at Sky Zone for my girl friends birthday and much to my surprise it was exhausting! I consider myself in-shape but was shocked at how worn out I got and fairly quickly, though in my defense I was on decongestants which made my heart beat a little faster than normal. Afterwards we went back into town and had drinks and dinner at Villains in Midtown. Saturday morning we hung out with the cats, made breakfast and cleaned up around the house. Then I made chicken salad and got my things ready for a Girl Party Picnic in Grant Park. I don’t want to say too much about this, other than it was AWESOME, because I’ll be working on the photos tonight and posting about the event in the next couple of days. Sunday was chores and Spring cleaning ending with rewarding myself with La Fonda chips and salsa, I wore this lovely Cynthia Rowley dress my momma gifted me a couple months back. The color, length and comfort make it a winner!!
The man behind the lens, my cutie, Dustin! Doesn’t he look good in my hat?!
I wore a Cynthia Rowley dress, H&M hat, girl friends sunnies, Rag O Rama sandals, MK purse and necklace c/o Free People.
This man of mine has stolen my heart. He’s so sweet and loves to help me with WHATEVER I need, even blogging. He’s eager to get creative with my photos and it just means so much to me. The “holding the sun” photo above was his idea, be still my heart! Yesterday’s walk to the restaurant was so nice, especially since I was holding hands with my other half.
End sappiness, HAPPY MONDAY!
Since it seems I’ve come down with something and I don’t feel well, thinking allergy related, I’m going to keep this short. I’ve worn each of the following pieces sometime on the blog but here is a look I wore out to dinner Sunday night:
Here is the new tattoo I got done at Southern Star Tattoo on Valentines Day night with Dustin. Like I mentioned, his is a larger version of this puzzle piece but we both wanted the same one as we think of each other as the other’s fitting piece. I’m so in love with this little tat, healed so quickly and looks great!
I’m wearing a cape I got from a friend, Loft dress, Nine West shoes, Madewell socks and TOM sunnies.
Even though I’m not feeling well I’ve got a fun weekend to look forward to and supposedly Georgia is going to be sunny and WARM! Enjoy the rest of your work week, Flashy.
Free People puts so much thought into their catalog’s story lines and photography it blows me away. For this month they enlisted one of my favorite models, Erin Wasson, a free spirit babe who knows how to rock some flowy boho clothes. She is the definition of hip if you ask me. Not only did they choose the perfect lady model they also enlisted a hottie as her motorcycle riding boyfriend that proposes to her in the desert. This brand knows how to make an out of the ordinary catalog and that also goes for Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters-who are under the same corporate umbrella. See for yourself and then follow the link at the end of the post to view the video!
Free People’s March collection sheds its winter layers and embraces a bare look for spring. The collection features an eclectic mix of pieces from ‘barely there’ tops layered with strappy bras, to bold South American-inspired denim, and breezy maxis. Accessories focus on long drapey chains and statement arm cuffs to complete the look.
All photos provided by Free People:
Watch the video of the romantic cross-country motorcycle ride here! Not that I’m thinking about eloping-my mom would kill me as we both want to plan a beautiful rustic Southern wedding-but wouldn’t that be adventurous/thrilling/fun/romantic?!
PS: It’s my birthday month and I’m not picky, love the whole collection, hint hint wink wink! (But if you twist my arm to pick I’d love the red maxi!)
I’ve always loved the ‘milk maid’ braids look and recently attempted with my thick hair. After many failed attempts I enlisted my boyfriend to help. I found a four-braid style that mimicked the milk maid look on Pinterest and together we accomplished a woven braid “nest” that ended up turning out really neat! As my hair gets longer it should become easier to braid. I thought it was the cutest thing ever as Dustin was braiding my hair he said “you know where I learned to do this, Boy Scouts but with leather and tree bark!” Gah, I love this guy!
After we finally got the braids to hold Dustin took me to downtown Roswell to check out a few antique shops, art galleries and get in some freelance work snapping street style pics for Jezebel. We went to Ceviche and had some really great lettuce fish tacos and explored around the quaint streets before ending our adventure sipping wine on the lawn of a picnic area connected to Nine Street Kitchen.
Wearing: H&M jacket, Loft top, H2O jeans, Nine West boots, Kate Spade purse that you could say I’m mildly obsessed with-especially the tassel!
This past weekend we carpooled down to Alabama from GA with my little brother to celebrate our Dad’s 50th birthday. Yes, fifty. My parents are both young considering I’m turning 28 on the 25th but they met young, married young and started a family young. I’ve always loved having young parents, it’s like we all grew up together! Friday we got margaritas and Mexican at the local Jalapenos and took the party back to their house. Saturday we went out to Bower’s Park to play disc golf-think golf but with frisbees. We split up into two teams-me and my parents against Dustin, Brad (brother) and Emily (bro’s gf)-and played all 18 holes. What’s so neat about this course is that it’s actually in hilly woods so you feel like you’re hiking (because you ARE!) We had stopped by Which Wich for lunch and ate on a bridge that we found along the course until it literally BROKE (oddly enough it was right after I had taken a seat…) and we all freaked and finished our food on hard land.
The game was close but Dustin’s team ended up winning. Since the weather was so incredibly nice we ended up doing some more hiking behind my parents yard because it’s pretty much a mountain’s valley. We found the creek and walked around finding salamanders until it was time to eat dinner. Mom made white bean chicken chili that we all devoured. Seriously could not have asked for a better weekend with my family!
I don’t know about your city but Atlanta’s temperatures have plummeted once again. We had another cold front roll through and it feels like we may not get Spring for a little while longer. I’ve seen it snow in March in Alabama so I try not to get my hopes up with warmer days until around April. This outfit is from a few weekends ago when Dustin and I went shopping around Atlantic Station. We each splurged at H&M getting basics and the pieces we wore on Valentines Day.
Wearing my all-time favorite jacket by BB Dakota, Free People top, Gap khakis, Nine West booties, TOMS shades and Kate Spade purse.
Currently on my last lunch break at the Mart. My boss couldn’t make it in today so I’m holding down the showroom fort solo, a bit anti-climatic if you ask me but I’m definitely happy for the new beginnings to happen on Monday!
Hope everyone’s week has gotten started on the right foot. I’m in the midst of wrapping up my last week of work before starting a NEW JOB! Next Monday I’ll be working at Indigo Studio as their office administer wearing many hats and handling many roles. I’ll be doing everything from office duties to renting camera equipment, helping on shoots, organizing and hunting down props and assisting the producers and CEO. I’m extremely excited for this new chapter of my life! While I’ll miss the little family I’ve built working at the mart and designer studio for the past three years it’s time to move on and is actually quite overdue. My current boss’s are very happy for me and know that this is a step in the right direction for my future. Wish me luck!
I’m wearing an Urban Outfitters jacket, Pamela Love for Lucky Magazine shirt, H&M skirt, Sam Edelman boots, Kate Spade purse, TOM sunnies and H&M beanie. Wore this to The Warren for some biscuits and gravy and beermosas. If you like beer and orange juice than a beermosa is your new friend! It’s like a mimosa but in my opinion better because champagne is a recipe for a headache or belly ache for this lady. I’ve made them at home using Hoegaarden or Blue Moon and had them out at restaurants, do yourself a favor and try it out!
Last time you saw Flynn here on the blog it was National Cat Day, he was much smaller and fuzzier so I figured I’d show off how mature he’s become! He’s also become a little less of a terror, I repeat…little less. He’s gotten used to our schedule a bit more though he still meows at the bedroom door most mornings but it’s become a backup alarm so it’s fine. I know you’re thinking, you don’t let your cats sleep with you? And no, I don’t. I tried many years ago with Tater and he just kept me up with moving or licking since I’m a very light sleeper (every night I use a noise machine and/or earplugs!) so I decided it would be better to sleep separately. I put out all their toys and give them treats before bed so they don’t really mind just want to snuggle before I get up to get myself showered and ready for work days. Flynn has also become quite the model, much like Tater, check him out!
Speaking of Tater, Flynn loves his older brother and mimics everything he does including begging for wet food whenever I approach the cupboard that holds the magically moist ‘kitty crack’ food. Do your cats revert to feral crazies when you bring out the wet food? It’s hilarious how nuts they become; I know they enjoy it much more than dry food so I treat them to it a couple times a week.
Along with calming down a bit Flynn has also wanted more affection. At first he wasn’t that into being pet or held for long periods of time but he wanted attention, which threw me off. Tater is very affectionate and wants to be in your lap or on you at all times, so to get a new addition that only sort of wants attention sometimes it was much different. I love the little dude and am especially into him hanging out while I take a bath on the edge of the tub. We even got him rubber ducks! We’ve all made adjustments and he’s become a sweet member of our little family!
Happy Friday from Flynn, Tater, Dustin and Flashy!
A Valentines Day Recap: Because Dustin had to work till 7 on Friday we decided to move our fancy dinner to Saturday and instead got our matching tattoos the actual night of Valentines Day. We went to Southern Star on Ponce and got puzzle pieces tattooed on our right ankles, his is a little bigger than mine – pic to follow when they are healed. We kept that night low key and then had reservations on Saturday at Two Urban Licks off the Beltline. I had never been to this restaurant but had heard a million and one great things about the menu.
My handsome date:
I had really only seen the location from the Beltline while riding my bike so I didn’t know what to expect as far as environment and size of the place so I was very surprised at how big and open it was! The decor was also on point with oversized pendant lighting and a color scheme that just so happened to go with the holiday.
I wore a BB Dakota jacket, H&M shirt, LOFT skirt, Nine West boots, Kate Spade bag and ByPhilippe neckace.
While we were standing outside snapping photos the sky was changing colors by the minute, this was my favorite color scheme.
We started with the complimentary bread and calamari appetizer which was suggested by my boss who frequents the restaurant, both were very delicious! In my experience trying many different fried calamari dishes I’ve noticed it pairs best with a sweet and slightly spicy chili sauce. They not only had drizzled chili sauce but also added a creamy sauce which made it even better! As for the main, Dustin and I both got the scallops dish, he read “gouda grits” and was instantly sold. I love scallops but I don’t usually order it as a main because it’s usually not enough food, but since we had apps I went for it and was plenty full.
I was stuffed by the time we were asked about dessert but since it was a special occasion and all we ordered the apple tart which was topped with bourbon ice cream. It was beautiful and delicious and a great model for a silly photo!
Two Urban Licks, get it?
Thanks to Dustin for treating me to a lovely dinner and being the best friend and lover a girl could ask for, I am so thankful! Our first Valentines couldn’t have been any better!
While I’m still sifting through my photos from Valentines Day I’d like to share outfit photos from a blogger brunch I went on with Kate Styled Petite, My Style Vita, The Fashion Lush and Fashionably Lo last weekend. We visited The Highland Bakery for coffee and breakfast foods, I got the delish eggs benedict which is a personal favorite. We ended up waiting much longer than quoted because Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods was there shooting for his show. We mildly star stalked for the sake of Instagram photos and tweeted about him causing us a case of the hangries. Here’s what I wore:
Brought along my new Kate Spade purse I got for Christmas. It’s stability serves as a great camera bag for my chunky camera. Also sported some new TOMS sunglasses, did you know they now make shades? Lots of super hip styles and like the shoes the purchase of a pair of sunglasses helps someone in need using their One-For-One movement. Learn about how TOMS helps restore eyesight *HERE*
Thanks for snapping these photos Kate! Rest of the look includes: Gap denim shirt, vintage lace blouse, Gap khakis, vintage boots and UO jacket.
Check back tomorrow, I’ll be sharing what I wore for Valentines and the amazing meal we had at Two Urban Licks!
Hello Friends! Thank you so much for entering the LF x Be Good Shop giveaway! I am happy to announce the winners via random selection on Random.org:
#1:Jess Jones, #2: Christina Bingham, #3: Ashley Cline
Jess and Christina will be receiving the heart ring and Ashley gets to pick between the “No New Friends” or “I woke up like dis” banner necklace-CONGRATS LADIES! You’ll be hearing from me soon.
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