Thursday, February 23, 2017

All Laced Up

Photos by LA Photography 
 Sweater ℅ | Jeans | Heels | Purse ℅ | Earrings (sold out, similar style | Cuff  (sold out, similar style) | Sunglasses 

I think this sweater (and similar styles) has been the most popular thing I have seen on every blogger, and everyone I know this season. I've seen it paired with over-the-knee boots and a suede mini skirt, and also with leggings, riding boots and a winter fedora. Why is it so popular?  It's the perfect pairing of casual, with a sexy edge. Not to mention it's super comfy! At the end of this post, I've tagged my five favorite lace up looks! 

On a different note, we're off to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and I am soooo excited! We were in New Orleans a few years back for Adam's birthday, but I've never taken the plunge and actually gone during the biggest party of the year. Truth be told, I loathe crowds and hate being surrounded by people, but it's been on my bucket list. Would love any tips you have on places to see or go!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Jumping into Spring

Dress ℅ | Heels | Clutch (similar style) | Cuff (similar style) | Earrings (similar style) | Sunglasses 

No winter blues over here! Spring is just around the corner, and so are some fun new trends that you must add to your closet. So what's trending for Spring/Summer 2017? Lets find out!

An always popular pattern, we're seeing stripes in updated, warmer weather silhouettes. Think shorts, tailored pants, flowy skirts, and swimsuits! 

Always a favorite color of mine, we are seeing yellow pop up everywhere for spring. In a washed out butter hue, to dark mustard - buy a dress, jacket or off the shoulder top in this season's hottest color. 

Fanny Packs
Remember your bff in the 80's and early 90's? Well dust it off because the fanny pack is having in comeback. In a sleeker, more refined shape, this trend is everywhere. 

For day or night, this piece is popping up in all styles and materials. Wear it for an effortlessly chic, cool girl look during the day, or jazz it up with a form fitting, v-neck style at night. 

70's Prints
From oversized floral patterns, to geometric prints, the 70's are back.

Statement Earrings
Now we're talking! A favorite of mine is getting an over the top edge - think even bigger and bolder. 

Feet rejoice! No longer are we seeing the stick straight stiletto, platforms and flatforms are all the rage.

Hot Pink
Another summer ready color was all over the runways. Go all out, or keep it simple with by wearing just accessories in this girly hue.

Metallics & Sequins
Not just for the holidays anymore. Go buy a pleated gold metallic skirt, or cropped sequin blazer to be on trend this season. 

Check out the lookook below for inspiration!

Photos by LA Photography 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Perfect Pinstripe + Some Big News

Photos by LA Photography 
Shirt ℅ | Jeans | Shoes | Purse ℅ | Tumbler ℅ | Sunglasses ℅ | Watch | Earrings ℅ 

TGIF everyone!

It's been a great week here! Yesterday was one of the best days. Why? Because I officially received the March/April issue of Arthritis Today....and I'M ON THE COVER! Eeek, it's so surreal.

Remember last month when I talked about some great things in the works that I couldn't wait to share with you? Well, this was what I was talking about! I had to be so hush hush about it (which is hard for me), but it has been beyond rewarding. 

I was approached by the Arthritis Foundation in December. They wanted to know my story and more about me. They were aware of my involvement on the board of directors, as well as being the adult honoree at last year's Bone Bash and how I am chairing this years event, but they wanted to hear how the disease affects my work and my everyday life. 

It was only a few weeks before Christmas, but they wanted to arrange a phone interview, and wanted to see when they could have their corporate creative director and photographer travel in from Atlanta. I tried to act all cool, like no big deal, but I was jumping up and down and my heart was beating out of my chest. Omg! Omg! Omg! I know, you're like Arthritis Today, really, you were that excited? The answer is YES, times a million. When you battle a disease on a daily basis, it is obviously part of your life, and to be recognized by the largest organization in the world fighting against it, truly is an honor and one of my proudest accomplishments. 

Getting the magazine, reading the article and holding it in my hands yesterday was so surreal. I am looking forward to celebrating with my family and friends at the beginning of next month at my cover release party. I mean, you have to throw a party when you feel like a celebrity right?;) haha. I only wish all you could be there. I can't wait to share photos with you and tell you the rest of the story after the party! Until then, let me know what you think of the cover! 


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