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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.

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I wore a BB Dakota jacket, H&M shirt, LOFT skirt, Nine West boots, Kate Spade bag and ByPhilippe neckace.

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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.

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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!

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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!

Trader Vic’s

hidden below the Hilton Atlanta downtown is Trader Vic’s, a tiki lounge and restaurant with a Polynesian-meets-Elvis Presley-meets-Hawaii family vacation vibe. they have a long list of Island drinks served in sea shells and delicious food prepared by Chef Cheing Phour. I’ve visited the bar area twice before, once was for this years birthday and I blogged about it (here) and another time was also for a friends birthday. it’s a great spot for birthdays or a night on the town and pretending that you’re going out to eat on a beach vacation. Dustin and I had the pleasure of sampling appetizers with some of Atlanta’s food bloggers and learning more about the history of the restaurant and even how to make a Mai Tai! I kept to my usual mojito and lived vicariously through all the pretty fruit adorned cocktails while noshing on my favorite: coconut shrimp!
i wore—Kensie tank via clothing swap with friends, Forever 21 skirt via recent Hawaii trip, shoes are recent Ragorama scores, Hobo bag, and sunglasses from Clothing Warehouse-Lil 5
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arrrgh, it’s my date for the fine even’n! *only to be read in pirate voice.
tiki tunes by TONGO HITI
quirky guys that know how to get a crowd moving and laughing! 
this is the flower crown I started making at V+VJJZ but finished at home. materials came from Michael’s, old flower leftovers from project #1 for Common Creativ and a few are from Jess Jones’ crown leftovers, a smorgasbord if you will!
outfit side note-I’m excited to style this skirt in a different way. preferably with heels and maybe a crop top. the peplum detail is really fun and flattering for my figure but makes choosing a shirt more of a challenge-or at least with my wardrobe. I knew diving into the peplum scene wouldn’t come as natural but I’m into trying out something new!
thanks for having us Trader Vic’s! city “vacation” night anyone??
w w w. T r a d e r V i c s A T L. c o m

-tonight is a Southern Blog Society meet-up at Bevello and I can’t wait to mingle with everyone in Buckhead, see you soon ladies!


my outfit from Friday, November 2nd
photos taken on the Beltline, “Atlanta’s newest revitalization effort providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit re-using 22-miles of historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other.” if you live in the area or visit ATL is really is worth checking out, especially the artwork and installations along the way.
for more info on the routes, etc visit
outfit includes a vintage sweater + cowboy boots, Target skirt + tights and Kate Spade bag (i carry EVERYDAY)

happy HUMPDAY!


now that you’ve gotten to know my gal pal Elizabeth, this next look will surely have you even more in love with her quirky taste:
-wedges by Steve Madden-
so Elizabeth, how did you score a TOMS bike?
It’s a special edition made for TOMS employees as a gift this past Christmas!

what is it that you do for TOMS?
I am the Southeast Retail Marketing Coordinator. I work with TOMS retailers in my region to get them trained on our company and products, get stores marketing and display materials for seasonal campaigns, organize and execute Style Your Sole events and be the eyes and ears of what’s going on at the retail level in my 7 states! 
-a sneak peak at her adorable home decor that will appear in the next post!-
top, scarf, skirt-thrifted, bracelets-Grandmother’s, shoes-Steve Madden, bike-Linus for TOMS

thanks for checking out the second part of my spotlight on Elizabeth’s style. i won’t say i’m saving the best for last…but the next (and last)look is pretty sharp!


off the wall

meet my new asymmetrical floral top-
isn’t she pretty?!
i’ve found myself buying lots of pieces that have little bits of lace detail something i’ve been drawn to for a while now.
happy mid-week!
outfit-top by SugarLips, skirt: vintage sandals: dolce vita, purse: vintage