Hope everyone is having a great Monday thus far. Post-long weekend Mondays are the toughest but you got this, just may take an extra cup of coffee! I’ve had a little more caffeine than normal mostly since Dustin and I skipped town on Friday afternoon for a weekend with my folks in Alabama, which is a 8ish hour round trip. Not terribly long but 4 hours of forests and open roads always wears me out. Over the weekend we went to the University of Alabama scrimmage, sat by the pool at their new home, grilled out and watched a 2-disc Eagles documentary with my dad. Feel like I went back to the 70′s and saw them live, so good!
Since I’m not ready to fully recap the blogger closet sale, I’ll share these photos of my outfit that I wore from the event. Thank goodness I went with a light material top because as you can see the sun was beaming!
My Outfit: Top-Cynthia Rowley, Jeans-JOE’S, Boots-Sam Edelman, Purse aka the most used bag in all the land-Kate Spade, & Shades-Oakley
More from the event coming, need to round up photos from Dylan York, the photographer who snapped pics while us bloggers were selling pieces from our wardrobe!
Enjoy the Cadbury Eggs, etc!
If you have an IG account or access to the internet than you are most likely aware that Coachella part 1 happened last weekend. For yet another year I was forced to watch from home but will forever hold on to the memories of the two times I partied down in the desert of Indio, California. Here are my top 10 favorite looks from the VERY fashionable festival-
All photos via Vogue, Harper Bazaar and Refinery 29
I can’t help it, I’ll always love floral and denim! These are definite inspiration for the upcoming Shaky Knees Fest which I’ll be attending for the second year. Hopefully this time is a lot less rainy and muddy so I can wear some denim and floral!
Have a great rest of the short work week and a Happy Easter!
A creative group by the name of CAMP has been hosting meals and teaching workshops around Atlanta since 2012. The contributors aka “counselors” have creative backgrounds in many areas such as photography, prop and fashion styling, makeup art, floral design, graphic design and there’s even a husband and wife vintage rental company specializing in set design- DREAM TEAM!
Having admired their aesthetic for some time I didn’t hesitate when my roommate invited me to their Spring supper last week at Sun in My Belly. I’ve been really excited to share this post because I love how the photos turned out. Between the talent behind CAMP and the beautiful space and natural light at S.I.M.B. it wasn’t hard to get great shots!
Happy camper outfit details- top: Loft, jeans: UO, boots: Sam Edelman, purse: Kate Spade, jean jacket: Gap
CAMP >>>—> creating.art.meeting.purpose.
The food was off the wall, networking was at an all time high, I multi-tasked with Jezebel street style pics and snapping photos for the blog (always hustlin yall!) and Atlanta provided a beautiful night-couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Saturday I joined the ladies-only bike ride, Critical Asss, for my second round at taking over the ATL streets. We started the ride at Bookhouse Pub, road through the Highlands to Little Five Points, down Edgewood and ended around where we started. The cool breeze and sun provided a beautiful day for riding!
Hanging with repeat riders Stephanie and Elizabeth.
Babette Dj Taradactyl riding in style!
Matching Linus X TOMS bikes!
Borrowed Dustin’s helmet cause it matched my outfit better than my mint one, Yep, that’s a thing.
I’m so proud to be a women when I participate in lady-only events. The natural bond that women share is so powerful. This ride is proof- no one is left behind, left out or criticized. Each lady is included in the group even if you’re new and don’t know a soul. If you are in the area, I encourage you to join!
Tara sporting some new high-top Chucks, looking ultra casual chic!
Bike outfit details- top/jacket thing-LOFT, t-shirt-H&M, jeans-7 For All Mankind, sneakers-Gola, shades-Oakley
See my first ride here.
*PS* Don’t forget about this Saturday’s BLOGGER CLOSET SALE at W Buckhead-See you there!!!!
You know when you’re scrolling through Instagram and screenshot images you find inspiring and save them in your library and go back and look at them over and over again until you delete them because your phone is full and you must make room. (I know it’s not just me doing this!)
Well I’ve had a few images that have been chilling in my library and I thought I’d share, here are my top four of the moment!
On this account you will see-floral decor, flowers, diy
Not that I’m currently engaged but I’ve been looking at this image and realizing its vibes are exactly what I want for my future wedding. You can see this on the Pinterest board I started a while back, not even ashamed that I’m already pinning!
On this account you will see- minimal photography, handmade goods for sale, branding
Their photos really stand out from a lot of the images you see on IG. They let the object/subject speak for itself and often have a lot of white space. Trying to simplify myself in many ways and this account is great inspiration.
On this account you will see- a photographers adventures/behind the scenes
Recently Morgan and I met when her friend connected us after Rachel realized we both had a similar love for all things denim. She’s a friendly local with lots of experience under her belt and is currently traveling and documenting for So Worth Loving.
On this account you will see- a jewelry maker’s adventures, goods, behind the scenes
This lady is seriously crafty. I’m dying for a couple of her stack rings! Not mention she’s got a great eye for snapping photos-creative angles and cropping-I’m always taking mental notes. If you don’t already follow these accounts and you like to be inspired, I’d say you outta check them out. These are the type of folks that keep me wanting to take my hobbies further!
As obsessed as I am with all the blooming flowers you’d think this was my first Spring ever. I’ve literally pulled my car over to smell wisteria, stood in rain to snap pics of plants and blown up my IG feed with floral pics. Perhaps it was the harsh winter but it seems like Georgia’s flowering plants are out of control, and even though I do get stuffed up from all the pollen, I’m a huge fan! Here’s two different series of photos taken around my neighborhood, enjoy!
This time last week I had the pleasure of visiting the all-female creative space Studio South. They hosted an evening of networking, photoboothing, sipping and nibbling. One of the best parts of the night was that I was able to finally meet several people I had connected with online but hadn’t met in ‘real life’ such as photographer Paige Jones. While I was there I had my Mark II snapping photos of the amazing decor and styling. Really like how moody they turned out, take a look-
The space is home to several photographers, a wedding planner, florist and calligrapher- talk about some creative ladies! Everyone was so kind and welcoming which made for a really good time!
Read more about the current residents of Studio South here.
Oh ya, you read correctly, fashion bloggers selling goodies from their closets! Really happy to be a part of this sale with some of my favorite local fashionistas and to be supporting the female focused organization Dress for Success. Each blogger will be donating 10% of their proceeds!
Head to the W Buckhead on April 12th to hang with down-to-earth fashionable ladies, shop designer/vintage/gently used brands, sip Sin<Less mimosas and indulge in Yum Yum cupcakes! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite items that I’ll finally be letting go of on IG and FB, spoiler alert: Michael Kors watch, Sam Edelman boots, Juicy Couture purse AND MORE!
Hope everyone is making it through your Monday! I’m pleasantly well-rested even though our youngest cat was doing his best to keep that from happening. Nonetheless, it’s always a good thing to start the work week on the right (rested) foot — though I do enjoy a Sunday Funday from time to time! I managed to get in all my activities on Thursday and Saturday. The photos in this post are from Thursdays blogger meet-up at Monday Night Brewery. After work we sipped beers, munched on chips and salsa thanks to Jessica all the while we enjoying porch times until it got too chilly.
Top: Free People, Jeans: Wild Flag Boutique, Boots: Sam Edelman, Shades: TOMS
Enjoyed hanging with all the blogger babes especially familiar faces like Lauren of Fashionably Lo.
Special thanks to Monday Night Brewery for giving us a lil discount!
As I imagined, so far 28 doesn’t feel that different. Althoughhh I do have many sore muscles since the actual night of my birthday I went to Pink Barre with some girl friends for a complimentary workout. If you’re looking for an all around CORE exercise I’d definitely suggest a barre workout class. I consider myself to be in shape and still struggled with some of the positions and motions. Upon hearing it was my birthday the owner gave me a pink tierra to wear, it was a great time and the most healthy bday yet!
But that’s not to say I didn’t celebrate. Since March 25th fell on a Tuesday we did the celebrating on Saturday the 22nd. That afternoon Dustin surprised me with a gift from Free People that contained the most comfortable, flowy maxi dress I’ve ever worn! I actually blogged about it here. While the “red” color that I originally wanted wasn’t in stock in my size, I’m much happier with the black since the dress wasn’t actually red and more of a pink. After giving him many hugs and kisses we went to the Bookhouse Pub for a beer and then met up with a group of friends at Nakato for hibachi. The food and atmosphere was great! We partook in a saki bomb and then were off to sing our hearts out at Karaoke Melody on Buford Highway. We had a medium sized private room, 2 mics, a flat screen tv and 5,000+ songs on an Ipad to our disposal for 3 hours! Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! My Asian themed birthday was a sweet success!
Outfit details- Free People dress, vintage Kenneth Cole bag, Sam Edelman boots (just ordered them in black I love’em so much!) TOMS shades and UO bra.
I’m very excited for tonight’s plans that include a Southern Blogger Society meet-up at Monday Night Brewery AND a mixer at Studio South. Looking forward to meeting a few local bloggers I haven’t met yet as well as visiting the photography and graphic design studio for some networking. I’m predicting a very tired Friday..
All photos edited with VSCO’s Agfa Vista 800 Film by yours truly and snapped by Dustin.