October 31, 2016

Tie Sleeves

Tibi Tie-Sleeve Dress

I doubt there is a piece of Tibi clothing that I would not wear. I look forward to seeing their new collection online at fashion week twice a year and constantly stalk the site for new arrivals. When shopping at Tibi I know I can expect classic pieces with unique details like this tie-sleeve dress.

October 28, 2016

Fall Beauty Favorites

fall beauty favorites

I am a creature of habit. I tend to wear the same beauty products over and over again. Very rarely do I stray from my favorites, but every once in a while it is fun to try something. This is wear I find myself. I parted ways with a few of my beauty favorites this month (Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel EyelinerLaura Mercier Secret ConcealerEssie Chinchilly Nailpolish, and First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser) in order to try something new. 

October 27, 2016

Turmeric Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Turmeric Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Every fall Whole Foods serves a triple squash soup that I am obsessed with. I have tried to recreate it at home several times, but I can never get the ratios correct. So this year I did away with the idea of a triple squash soup and added one of my favorite spices, turmeric. 

October 25, 2016

Frayed Denim

When it comest to denim I usually stick to classic styles, but every once in a while it is fun to add a new piece to your wardrobe. Last week I wore these jeans in a post and I absolutely love them. The frayed edge is a great way to add a little spunk to any outfit. Another detail about them that I love is how easy they are to alter. At only 5"3 all of my bottoms need to be hemmed, but with these all I need are a pair of scissors and a steady hand. Snip away and pull out of a few loose edges and you are ready to go. Shop 10 of my picks for frayed denim below.

October 24, 2016

October 21, 2016

Autumn Playlist

Besides the days getting shorter it is hard to tell that there is a seasonal shift taking place in Charleston. After three years in Charlottesville, where fall is bold and beautiful, this change is taking a little adjustment. Every day this week has been in the 80's and the cruise ships constantly flood the streets with tourists wearing shorts and sandals. My husband and I have been embracing this new season and new city by taking evening strolls and eating outside whenever possible (patio season!). 

Click Here to listen to the autumn playlist 

Nancy From Now On // Father John Misty 
Song for Zula // Phosphorescent 
Levitation // Beach House 
Sound & Color // Alabama Shakes 
The Moment // Tame Impala 
Yet Again // Grizzly Bear 
Some Beast Will Find You by Name // Adam Torres 
Red Eyes // The War On Drugs 
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Signs // Father John Misty 
Cecilia // Simon & Garfunkel 
Black Moss // Johanna Warren 
Poison Cup // M. Ward 
Atomic Number // Neko Case
29 #Strafford APTS // Bon Iver

October 20, 2016

Wedgie Jeans

Levi Wedgie Jeans + Pleated Top

Finding a pair of straight leg denim that was flattering on my petite frame was harder than I anticipated. Most made me look stumpy and required 4 to 5 inches to be cut off leaving me with a strange variation between straight and skinny jeans. 

October 19, 2016

In the Kitchen: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

roasted tomatillo salsa

I have an unusual relationship with football. Before attending Ole Miss my experience and knowledge of football was slim. I did not grow up watching football on Sunday afternoons and my parents both went to schools without football programs. So, I immediately latched on to the one are of football that connected with me: tailgating. 

October 18, 2016

15 Victorian Ruffle Blouses

We've talked about velvet and mules, but another emerging trend I am excited to see are ruffles. They are a breath of fresh air to a season of typically heavy attire. My favorite style right now is the ruffled collar. It automatically adds a bit of sophistication to any outfit. I love the idea of pairing them with straight leg jeans and a block heel for a more casual look. This striped top is one of my favorites due to the smaller ruffle detail and it is only $25. Scroll through the tops below to see the best ruffled collar blouses available. 

October 17, 2016

Fall Silk Dress

With a new season comes a clothing rotation in my closet. Out with the light linen pieces and in with the darker pieces. This outfit features a few items I regularly grab throughout the cooler months.

October 14, 2016

25 Pieces from Shopbop's Big Fall Sale

A midseason sale is hard to resist. It is a great way to pick up pieces that are currently in style without breaking your budget. So, when I saw that Shopbop launch their recent sale I was pretty excited. I have my eye on a few wardrobe updates for fall, like these tassel loafers and this flute sleeve top. But, this is also a great time to invest in more timeless pieces like a pair of over the knee boots. The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots I am wearing in this post are currently sold out, but there are still a ton of great options available. See the rest of my favorite 25 items available during this sale below and get to shopping! 

October 13, 2016

Cold Shoulder Dress for Fall

tibi cold shoulder dress

Just like coming up with something interesting for dinner can be hard during this time of year, so can getting dressed in the morning. Living in Charleston restricts the amount of layering you can do, and even though I do not follow the typical rules about what you shouldn't wear after labor day wearing a summer dress just doesn't feel right in October. 

October 12, 2016

Roasted Beet & Barley Salad with Orange

Roasted Beet & Barley Salad with Orange

At the beginning of each new season I hit a small slump in the kitchen. I am ready to take on new flavors, but the product available does not seem to match my wants. 

October 4, 2016

20 Velvet Pieces to try this Fall

This is a trend that instills a small amount of fear in me. I have flashback to the crimson velvet button-up I wore in elementary school, or possibly worse the velvet legging fad of the 90's. I keep thinking of how many ways this could go wrong, but I am still ready to try this luxurious style out for myself. When it comes to a dominating fabric or print I believe it is best to keep it simple. Only wear it in one piece, like this velvet bomber jacket. I am particularly found of velvet shoes this season. They add an unexpected twist that look both sophisticated and playful. I love block heel sandal that is under $125. Shop my 20 velvet picks below and let me know what you think of this growing trend. 

October 3, 2016

Peplum Denim Dress

Co. Sleeveless Peplum Denim Dress

An easy way to describe Charleston is seasonless. Warm and humid days stretch long into October so dresses and sandals can almost be worn year-round. Although this climate is not for everyone, it is one of the many reasons I love this city. 

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