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Sunday was International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate ladies than have a picnic in the park?! The weather was perfect. The drinks and food were delicious. The company was lovely. For entertainment we had a dogs of all shapes and sizes.  I made a quick punch consisting of chardonnay, champagne, crushed blackberries and seltzer water.  My carpool buddy and I took the easy route with food and went to our local Kroger.  She got chicken salad, bread bites, deviled eggs, potato salad and I got sushi (they have an in store chef and it’s surprisingly good!) and an apple pie for dessert.  Elizabeth made cucumber strawberry salads she stored in mason jars for easy travel.  In between laughter and story telling we made flower crowns from real flowers. Can you tell I have a thing for boho head gear?! 16592492629_c88c8c79a0_k






16571367177_a2e8da8cfb_kCaroline had the perfect idea to keep our wine and flowers upright, picnic hack!16591251220_b_kWhat a glorious day!

*Outfit details-Kate Spade shades, Anthropologie overalls, H&M top.
*Elizabeth’s awesome dress I’m sure you’re wondering about came from Asos!


After last Saturday’s blogger brunch I quickly changed and jumped in the car with Dustin and we headed to Warbington Farms in Cumming, GA for pumpkins, farm activities and kid times.  We met up with his cousin and her family-including her 1 year old twins. Elizabeth dressed them in perfect pumpkin patch apparel -matching plaid shirts and blue jeans!
Luke kept hugging and holding onto Dustin, it was the cutest! Couldn’t help but snap a photo!!
What I wore: Free People button down, Zara lace top, H2O jeans, Sam Edelman boots, TOMS shades and Anthro clutch.
The above and below photos are hilariously adorable!  Luke (above) is taking in the sun and Adam (below) just wanted a taste of the stem-we all got a kick out of both *and quickly jumped in to stop Adam from taking a real bite!

In the next month or so we will officially be their God parents!  We are more than excited to take on the role of mentoring these two boys throughout their lives.  For now it’s mostly keeping them giggling but later we’ll be their when they need advice, a shoulder to lean on or whatever life lesson we can pass on.
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Big brother Will enjoying the tractor, this is his “cheeeeesssseeee” expression!
There was a petting zoo with rabbits, goats and chickens!  The kids weren’t the only ones excited, I was right in their with them!  Momentarily saved the above rabbit from the overly eager hands of 4 year olds.14974267754_326beebcb9_k
It’s always nice to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy open fields and fresh air!

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14120949162_7562634e51_bThis past weekend we went to another BBQ restaurant, Fox Brothers Barbecue.  Surprisingly it was my first time. I say surprisingly because if you live in Atlanta it’s like a right of passage to eat at Fox Brothers, but, somehow I hadn’t. Since we had just gone to Sweet Auburn the weekend before it was only natural that we compared the two. We both agreed we like the sides better at Sweet Auburn but both places’ BBQ was very good and authentic to the traditional Southern style that Dustin and I are both used to eating.  Before dinner we explored around Dekalb Ave at one of my favorite murals that is part of Living Walls from a few years back. The mural I’m standing in front of is by Swamp Donkey and the other (sitting photo) is by Greg Mike, an Atlanta local.


I’m wearing a Zara shirt and undershirt, UO jeans, Sam Edelman boots, H&M jacket and Free People necklace.

I don’t know about you but my week has been a little crazy thus far, and it’s only Tuesday. And it’s only going to get more nutty since I’ll be heading to the Lady Gaga concert with my mom in just a few hours, that’s right-Lady Gaga with my Mom! We both wanted to go but are also tying it into Mother’s Day celebrations because we won’t see each other this weekend since I’ll be at another music event, Shaky Knees Festival. I’m so freaking excited, for both! Tonight we are dressing the part too in full head-to-toe Lady Gaga worthy attire!  So much music this week!  Last year I wrote about the muddy 2-day fest here and here and if you recall through other blog posts that’s where I met Dustin! This past Sunday (May 4th) was actually our 1-year meetiversary, so thankful for that rainy night!

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jess_1As 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!

13438793053_f712b03986_bjess_213439036204_c30d930f8f_bjess_5jess_3Outfit 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.


yes, we created our own hashtag on Instagram and yes, it was #ladiezbeachtimez!
since my Memorial Day weekend plans had changed due to the breakup I immediately jumped on board with a crew of girls going down to Panama City Beach. it wasn’t till last minute that it turned out we would be boarding a private plane and Ashley’s dad was going to FLY us down there saving 5.5/6 hours of travel time, gas money, multiple pit stops and the headache of holiday weekend traffic. what a pleasant surprise all of it was! here’s a lil recap of our experience in PCB-
the crew (L to R) Flashy, Mal, J Step, Ashley & Roberta
such a celeb, even getting photo-bombed!
jet attire: 
Alex + Alex dress, Gap denim jacket, Oakley shades, vintage Saks Fifth Ave bag, Frye sandals
the ride was a lil bumpy while we reached our cruising altitude and then smoothed out, we toasted the trip with Prosecco and then before we knew we were landing! easy breezy. travel time was around 1hr vs 6, now that’s the life!
on to beach timez:
brought the same swim suits I bought in Hawaii but mixed them up with different accessories and cover-ups. like this Piko “dress” I got at the Mart, never have worn it as a dress, but works great as a cover up from condo to beach!
we kept getting asked if we were responsible for these massive sand castles that were built near us, we joked that we should just start taking credit. word of advice lil kiddos: don’t leave your castle unattended, for late 20 somethings will still your thunder!
i spy: many’a folks that shouldn’t be wearing barely-there-swimwear #PCB
since Eliz had a TOMS event in ATL on the Friday we flew out, she had to meet us there Saturday but with her rented Dodge Charger complete with a HEMI she was there in no time to join the fun!
last day we went to St. Andrews State Park, where we floated and splashed around before heading back and packing up.
my beachware- Target tank, Free People shorts and Havaianas I picked up in Hawaii and a SWEET AIRBRUSH LF HAT I got a Alvin’s Island!
do I look like I’m getting stung by jelly fish? no. cool.. cause I sure as hell was!
pretty excited about my new hat, minus the guy doing the “lady” way small and sorta too high on the hat but hey, it’s from PCB and its airbrush and has a pineapple on it, I’m satisfied!
make’n it rainnnn!!!
sorta like I did with the dollar bills we paid to get into the state park with…now that I think about it, I’m sure Elizabeth loved having me as a car buddy… yelling HEMI every so often, dancing and playing air keyboard on the dash and making it rain. ya, I’m POSITIVE she loved it :P 
“adult” Spring Break, pshhh. 
rando kid I asked to take the above pic did a good job, right? haha.
playing around with layering, really like how this turned out! also love Eliz’s swimsuit, it’s by DKNY. 
trip was exactly what I needed and included a little bit of everything: beach/pool/porch time including Corona’s and salted limes, hitting up a farmers & fish market then cooking in and playing silly games, eating a swanky dinner and a tad bit of beach party times including guys vs girls flip cup that we dominated! solid trip with my ladies!
thanks to my hospitable friends, love youuuu
next up: street style around Summerfest + Artlantis from this past weekend. gotta catch uppppp!
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