After a packed out weekend I’m finally getting to posting about one of the adventures Dustin and I had downtown. Through a Scoutmob “Handpicked” deal we went on a ferris wheel ride, had an app, dinner and dessert at Park Bar all for $49.00! I’d link the deal but I just checked and it’s sold out, sorry but be sure to sign up for their emails, so many goodies! Ever since Skyview Ferris Wheel made it’s debut in ATL we’ve wanted to go and it never happened so I planned it into one of our date nights. It was neat to see the city from a birds-eye-view! Whether you’ve lived here forever or visiting, it’s a must do!
Our deal included the “banana boat” app at Park Bar which is fried plantains, pimento cheese with BACON! Oh my goodness these were so tasty!
I had to use my Iphone for all these photos because I left my camera battery at home. I’ve done this a couple times lately, you’d think I’d learn to check. That type of forgetfulness is relatively new, hope it’s doesn’t stick around! Thank goodness for the incredible technology we have, I hate missing cute moments!
Seeing the city in the day time was cool but we both thought going again when it’s Christmas time and everything is lit up-especially since Centennial Olympic Park goes all out with the decorations-would be real pretty and romantic!
Aside from this adventure, we went to two cookouts, wound up at MJQ for Noot D’ Noot’s last show (EVER!) and I shot a studio visit that I’ll share more about when a certain website my roommate and I have created launches this week-STAY TUNED!
What I’m wearing:Gap shirt, Free People hat and jeans, UO shoes, Jcrew Bag and TOMS sunglasses.
I know it’s been a minute but I hope you didn’t forget I promised a recap of the Blogger Closet Sale at the W Hotel in Buckhead. We had so much fun setting up all of our things and reminiscing about different pieces showing each other splurge items we never wore and things we bought hoping to fit in and had to finally let go. Getting there early and being set up pretty quickly also meant I was able to get first dibs on checking out the other bloggers closets. I ended up buying three things-from Tiffany I got a fringe Zara blouse and an H&M army jacket and from Jessica I scored a denim Zara shirt. I’ve already worn them all!
Dustin had the brilliant idea to use my old business cards as earring cards, made things so easy! I think I sold every thing in this pic, I who could resist those prices?!
We each signed up for Square which made things super easy! Personally hadn’t used the software/app before but would definitely recommend if you need to accept cards at a function.
My shoes didn’t sell that well, unfortunately, but I went and sold some at Buffalo Exchange and holding on to the rest until we have our “Fall Blogger Closet Sale.” That’s right, the W was so pleased with how it turned out they invited us to do another but none of those details are squared away yet but when we know, you’ll know!
Blogger Natalie of 11th Thread stopped by to shop and support. She went home with a vintage fake fur jacket and mint maxi skirt from my closet as well as a few other pieces from fellow bloggers.
My handsome “assistant” who helped me out big time with hauling all the stuff and set up/break down. He’s the best!
Additionally to the photos, Michael Mogill made a really cool video, check it out!
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!
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!