Go-To Spring Look

Typically, once spring hits, women grab their cutoff shorts and colorful dresses.  I, on the other hand, reach for my tried-and-true staple outfit…a bohemian style top and jeans.  My mom has always laughed at my wardrobe choice for warmer weather but I just can’t seem to wear anything short until my legs are tan.  Does anyone else feel like their legs are still shockingly white even with self-tanner?  My face, chest and arms tan so easily (thanks to the sun or self-tanner) but my legs remain frighteningly pale.  Because of this, I love pairing a beautiful, loose top with distressed denim.  It feels like the perfect compromise in this spring weather.  My favorite brand for these particular tops?  Free People.  I could happily live in their tops for the rest of my life.  Added bonus besides how gorgeous these tops tend to be?  They work as maternity tops as well.

I love the embroidery on the top of this one that I am featuring today as well as the v-neckline.  During pregnancy, I tend to accentuate my décolletage in hopes that showing some skin will make me feel a bit more feminine once my waistline has vanished.  This top is also a great length.  It hits around tunic length, provides a lot of coverage to the hips and (if you’re not 5’10 like I am) can be worn as a dress.  It also comes in a gorgeous red, a beautiful yellow and a striking teal!  Let’s take a moment and talk about this hat…I have been living in it the past couple of years and it is still available.  I wear it while out and about running errands and also when at the beach.  It fits perfectly and it’s neutral enough that it goes with almost anything!


Happy almost-weekend, friends!



Stripes, Stripes & More Stripes

Good morning!

Hope everyone’s week is flying and that you have fun (or relaxing) plans for Memorial Day weekend.  Personally, I cannot wait for the weekend.  We are heading to the beach for a few days.  My parents’ place is finished and all of the beds have been delivered.  While there is a ton left to do, we have the essentials so we are ready to start using the heck out of the home.  The entire family is so psyched to create amazing memories together…especially with the three (soon-to-be four) little ones.  The house is located in a really quiet area where the kids can ride bikes and run wild as they get older.  It’s going to be so special for everyone so we looking forward to our first trip this weekend with the whole family!  The only downside, we have no baby gates.  It never occurred to me so we will be purchasing them shortly but, in the meantime, I’ll be chasing my little monkey around like a lunatic.  Sounds relaxing, right?

Alright, moving onto today’s style topic…stripes!  Does anyone else love the simplicity of a striped top?  I cannot resist a comfy, classic black and white striped top.  They are pieces that are timeless and are worth every penny.  How amazing is it that you can now find everything else you need in a striped pattern?  Bags, bathing suits, pants…you can find just about anything and in all different colors!  I have put together my absolute favorite striped items for spring and summer for you all to check out…



Pink Denim

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend.

My sister-in-law, niece and nephew came to visit this weekend, so we were on the go all day Saturday.  We started our day with Touch-a-Truck event in Cary, which Gunner (our nephew) absolutely loved.  He is all about trucks and tractors, so the fact that he could climb in and “drive” them, was absolute heaven for him.  We then headed to the NC State Fairgrounds to partake in the Got to Be NC festival.  The kids rode several rides, but after an hour or so in the heat, we were all ready to head to the house to cool off and nap.  Later that afternoon, we went to Defy Gravity, an indoor trampoline place – I will admit I think I had just as much as the kids!

After a very hot Saturday, Sunday ended up being rather mild, so I was able to wear my new pink jeans.  By now, it’s no secret that Lindsey and I both are loving everything pink lately, so naturally I needed some pink jeans.  I came across these in Zara and instantly picked them up.  I like the combination of the girly pink with the ripped denim for a little bit of edge.  I’ve worn these a few times now and have always paired with a white top.  There is something about a white tee that just makes me happy!  I finished my look with gold flip flops and a few accessories.

I absolutely love this gold necklace that I picked up from Kendra Scott earlier this month.  It’s adjustable, so it can be worn as a choker or as a longer necklace, which makes it a great layering piece!

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Hope you all have a great day!