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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

White + White

Today's look is the white on white trend.  I love it!  White is so clean and fresh for summer and it looks great with a tan!!

I got this adorable fringe off the shoulder top from Kelly Fields Boutique.  This top also comes in navy and orange.  They have some other adorable items right now and they are currently offering 30% off your purchase with code 'Birthday' for their 1 yr. anniversary.  I love this stripe and tassel dress.  Or how about these tassel earrings that I've seen all over Instagram.  

Also, have you heard of Cadyn & Charlie?  They have amazing jewelry!  I'm wearing this white beaded bracelet in this post, but have some other great pieces we'll be showing you in the next week or so.  How beautiful is this wood bracelet?  I'm in love!  This pink druzy gemstone ring is gorgeous.  You need to check their site out.  And you can follow them on Instagram - @cadynandcharlie.

Top: Kelly Fields (use code Birthday for 30%off) // Jeans: Nordstrom // Heels: Nine West // Clutch: Clare V // Necklace: Charming Charlie, similar here // Bracelets: Alex & Ani and Cadyn & Charlie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stripes and the Mountains

Well, Monday again!

How was your weekend?  Mine was fabulous.  I was actually able to sleep in Saturday and had a chance to take a quick nap on Sunday.  Those are rare!

One of the best things I love about living in Raleigh, NC is being 2 hrs. from the beach and 3 hrs. from the mountains.  We have the best of both worlds!  This weekend we spent time in the mountains.  My husband is a member at a golf club in the mountains and his member-guest tournament was this weekend.  So we all went.  The weather is usually a good 10 degrees cooler which was so nice.  I was able to wear my favorite white jeans without melting!  
Thursday nights' opening party was in a huge white tent overlooking the mountain range.  We had fabulous food and drinks and the entertainment was Diamond Rio, the country band.  I was a big country music fan in high school and have gotten back into it the last couple years.  So I was excited to see them perform.  It was the best intimate concert in a beautiful setting!

This is the outfit I wore Saturday to breakfast and into town for some shopping.  Has anyone been to Blowing Rock, NC?  They have the cutest downtown with fabulous little shops.
This top from Madewell was perfect for shopping.  I love the loose fit and the high/low hem.  And anything that goes with my favorite white jeans is a winner.  This top would be perfect for the 4th by adding red accessories, like this cross body (this would be amazing!) or this beautiful necklace.

Top: Madewell // Pants: Angry Rabbit, similar here // Tote: old, similar here and here // Wedges: Sam Edelman // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Alex and Ani // Necklace: Moon and Lola // Sunnies: Nordstrom

Saturday, June 27, 2015

National Sunglass Day and the benefits of sunglasses

I am loving tortoise shell sunglasses.  They are chic, classic, and timeless. In honor of it being National Sunglass Day I have rounded up some of the best tortoise shell sunglasses I've seen lately.   If you are searching for a new pair for summer, maybe give one of these a try:  ( Three of these are under $25!!)
If you find it hard to decide or just don't want to pay $200+ on the pair you've been lusting over, you could give DITTO Endless Eyewear a try!  We talked about it in detail back in this post.  It's a monthly sunglass subscription where you can pick a pair of sunglasses to wear, keep them as long as you like then pick a new pair and return the old pair with free shipping.  To give it a try and get your first month FREE use this link!

Sunglasses are stylish and fun but also very important for maintaining good eye health.  

1 - UV Protection: Sunglasses can help block harmful UV radiation that can cause cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.  
2 - Skin Cancer: Cancer of the eyelids and the skin around the eyes is more common than people think.
3 - Comfortable vision: Sun brightness and sun glare can make it difficult to see especially when driving.  
4 - Wrinkles: Sunglasses help to prevent wrinkles by protecting the delicate area around the eyes.  I'm all for that! #nosquinting 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Floral Print Blouse and Favorite Fashion Friday Link-up

I am in love with this blouse!

I found this blouse at LOFT last week and fell in love with the relaxed fit and bright berry colored floral print.  It's so pretty.  Did I mention I'm in love with it???  And it's such a thin, loose material that is perfect for summer.  I'm wearing a size S, but probably should've gotten the XS, which is my normal size at LOFT.  But I like the looser fit.  It also comes in a Navy Mosaic print.  And both are currently on sale!!

I'm also wearing my Moon and Lola monogrammed necklace.  I actually got it last summer, but have been wearing it non-stop lately.  It just seems to go with everything I wear and I love layering it with my other necklaces.  I am a huge fan of Moon and Lola jewelry, but I am proud to wear it because they started in Apex, NC which is where I live.  I love going into their adorable downtown shop!  They currently are having a summer sale with items up to 50% off.  These name bar necklaces are only $34!  And I love these rose colored earrings for only $25!  

Top: LOFT // Shorts: Charlotte Russe // Wedges: Sam Edelman // Clutch: Target, similar here // Watch: Michael Kors // Necklaces: Moon and Lola and Ily Couture

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We are so excited to be co-hosting today for the Favorite Fashion Friday link-up with Tara from Penniless Socialite.
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1. Follow your hosts

Follow your hosts via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave us a comment letting us know so that we can return the favor! 

2. Grab a button

Grab a button, put it at the bottom of your post, on your sidebar or in your linky list.  (or a text link works fine too!)

3. Link up

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week.  Please only link up outfit posts from the current week.  Posts that don't fit these guidelines (such as giveaways or old posts) will be deleted from the link up.

4. Comment & Hop Around

Comment on your host's blog and on at least one other linked up post.  Visit as many of the lovely blogs that are linked up. Comment and let them know you found them from Favorite Fashion Friday!

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Katey & Betsy @ Two Peas in a Blog (Special Co-Hosts!)

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ruffle tank and 4 things on my mind

In my eyes this outfit is perfect.  
The most comfortable pair of white skinnies (seriously so soft and lightweight without being see-through!), a bright eye-catching tank, colorful jewelry, and wedges.  Throw it all on, throw the hair in a pony, grab your sunnies and you're out the door looking chic and ready to take on the day.  

Four things on my mind:
1 - I am a morning person.  I love getting up early (like 5:00/5:30) while everyone is still sound asleep, working out (sometimes! hehe), turning on CNN, and drinking my coffee while I get ready for the day and work on the laptop in peace and quiet.  I look forward to that time each day.  Then I'm ready for the hustle and bustle of fun that comes with 3 kids!

2 - I had been on the hunt for the perfect pair of non-distressed white skinnies for quite some time.  My husband is not a big fan of all the distressed styles lately.  So I thought I'd find a "regular" pair.  These jeans in todays post are fabulous and under $55!

3 - Our oldest goes to camp next week for 4 nights!  I'm excited for her and all the fun she'll have with her friends.  But having her gone for that long without talking to her will be strange.  

4 - My husband and I sat outside last night and enjoyed a bottle of wine by the fire.  It went too fast!  Why do they only make 750 ml bottles or a magnum size (which is too big for two people)?  Trust me - it won't go to waste if we open a second bottle but an in-between bottle size would be perfect!

Tank: c/o  Beyond Rubies // Jeans: Nordstrom // Wedges: last summer, love these (sale!) and these // Watch: Michael Kors // Necklace: Charlotte Russe // Earrings: Nordstrom // Sunnies: Tory Burch or try these 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

How to wear a midi skirt

The Midi Skirt is a piece that brings grace and elegance to an outfit.  When wearing a midi skirt there are some things to consider to get the look just right.  
1 - Length: The most flattering length is right below the knee or right below the calf.  If you choose a longer length, you want the hem to hit the point where your calf is slimming down toward your ankle.  Not at the widest part of your calf.  
2 - Shoes: Your shoe choice is very important!  You want to make your legs to look as long as possible.  Therefore, a shoe that shows the top part of your foot is important in lengthening your leg line.  Heels are a must! Strappy sandals, wedges, and classic pumps in a nude color create a long leg line.  
3 - Waist: The waist of your midi skirt should sit at your natural waist.  Having the extra volume from the full midi skirt needs to be balanced with a form fitting top.  If you tuck your top into your skirt, it creates an extra long leg line.  
4 - Accessories: Let your midi skirt be the focal point of your outfit.  Small accessories keep with the feminine and elegant style.  A clutch or small handbag is the best option.

How fun is this midi skirt from Mindy Mae's Market?  It immediately caught my eye when I saw it on their website.  The slight hi-low cut and bright color combination lead to a standout piece that would be perfect for a summer event.    

Midi Skirt: Mindy Mae's Market  // Heels: old, very similar here // Watch: Michael Kors 'Blair' // Jewelry: via Rocksbox, Get your first month free using CODE: TWOPEASINABLOGXOXO // Clutch: old, try this or this // Sunnies: Zac Posen 'Nico' via Ditto Endless Eyewear - By following that link you can get your first month FREE!  All details back in this post.

Here are some other fabulous midi skirts:

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