Affordable Denim

Good morning, friends!

Do you get tired of spending hundreds of dollars on jeans?  Especially if they are trendy jeans that may not be in style next season.  Or maybe you are like me and your weight fluctuates daily, so you need jeans that fit when you are bloated and some that fit when you are feeling thin.  So, why not spend a little less and have more options?

Well, I recently purchased a pair of jeans by BLANKNYC from Nordstrom and they are less than $100.  I first saw these jeans on fellow Raleigh blogger, Holly, of Make Today A HollyDay and immediately wanted to order them.  I was expecting to find a designer label with a designer price close to $200, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the price of $88.  Needless to say, I ended up ordering them right then and have found other styles of BLANKNYC that I really like.  I will say these jeans do stretch a little, so you may want to size down depending on how you want them to fit.

You can shop these jeans and other styles by BLANKNYC by clicking on icons below.



Celebrating Galentine’s at Babylon

Good morning, sweet friends!

Today we wanted to share about an event we recently attended.  If you watch us on Instastories, you may have seen that we headed to a Galentine’s party with several of our local blogger friends.  The beautiful event was hosted by Meghan from the blog “I’m Fixin’ To” and Angela the blogger behind “Head to Toe Chic“.  A massive thank you to the two ladies for putting together such a nice time.

The party took place at Babylon in downtown Raleigh.  If you are local to Raleigh and have yet to venture there, we strongly recommend that you add it to your must-try list.  The beautiful Morrocan-inspired restaurant is set in an obscure area of downtown Raleigh.  At first, it may seem an odd choice for a restaurant but once you pass through the entrance gates, the reasoning behind the decision becomes clear.  The gates open and you immediately enter a magnificent courtyard complete with a massive pool covered in Moroccan tiles.  On warmer nights, the courtyard is an incredible place for a date night or a girls’ night out.  The building itself is a hundred year old knitting mill that the owner of Babylon, Samad Hachby, pictured as the perfect backdrop for his vision.

The interior of the restaurant is the perfect extension of the exterior.  The brick walls provide a sense of warmth and richness while splashes of color add a sense of excitement.  It is evident that not one single thing was overlooked during the design process.  Our event was held in a private space at the back of the restaurant, complete with our very own bar and bartender.  The food spread was incredible.  Just wait until you see the pictures below!  Speaking of pictures, we would like to thank Glory Roze Photography for capturing so many amazing moments at the event!

Continuing on the topic of food because, well, because it’s one of our favorite topics…Bailey Lane Bakery provided us with cookies shaped like champagne flutes and adorable heart shaped cookies.  We are not exaggerating when we say that they were some of the most delicious cookies we have ever tasted!  They had a light almond flavor and were melt in your mouth yummy.

The venue and the food were equally amazing, but our favorite part was the quality time we spent with our fellow Raleigh bloggers.  It is so nice to have the support of these women here in Raleigh; we are able to talk about best practices, challenges we are facing, support one another by taking photos and all of this while building beautiful friendships.  These women are inspiring and we always leave their presence feeling more creative and motivated.

Our beautiful friends (from left to right): Caroline of The Barbee Housewife | Courtney of Courtney Fashionista | Meghan of I’m Fixin’ To | Tiffany | Angela of The Ultimate Fashionista | Angela of Head to To Chic | Molly of Still Being Molly | Stephanie of A Style of Her Own | Lindsey

Here are lots of pictures of the event!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend and if you are in Raleigh, maybe stop by Babylon for a drink.


Tiffany & Lindsey

Best leggings EVER

We all love the ease and comfort of leggings, right? But often times, they are thin, don’t hold things in place and show every imperfection. At least, that is my opinion.

A few months ago Spanx released several new leggings that caught my eye. Spanx has made a great name for their products, so when I first saw the Faux Leather leggings, I was super excited. Finally, leggings that would provide the support I need! I made my way to Nordstrom only to find that they were priced at $98. WHOA, I was not expecting that. I was thinking they would be $65 to $75, but almost a hundred dollars was a shock for me and resulted in me leaving the leggings hanging right where I found them.

I was so bummed to leave without the leggings that day, but I kept thinking about them. I continued to check if they were on sale, but no such luck. Then, I decided to try them on during a recent visit to Nordstrom. I was truly hoping they were not as cute on as I thought they would be, but they were just as comfortable as I had imagined. Plus, they hid every imperfection and I felt extremely confident.

I knew in that moment, they were worth the splurge. I’m so excited that I finally invested in these leggings and I’m looking forward to rocking them during several upcoming trips.

For this look I paired with a tunic from The Flourish Market and my Superstars. Super casual. Super Comfortable. Super chic.

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Have a great day!