Monday, July 30, 2012


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Shirt: Olive + Oak {last seen here} | Skirt: Valerie Bertinelli via Marshalls | Bag: Steve Madden {here} | Bracelets: Michael Kors, JCrew | Glasses: Calvin Klein {no longer online, but loving these!}

Linking up with Molly for #YOLO Mondays

Molly also posted this exciting news on her blog today: 

I have a REALLY exciting announcement coming soon. It’s still super secret, BUT, if you’re a fashion, beauty, or lifestyle blogger living in this area of North Carolina and you’re interested in, you know, meeting and having fun with other fashion, beauty, or lifestyle bloggers, email me (molly [at] themollybuckley [dot] com) OR you can just leave a comment below letting me know you live in the area. Let me know!
And don’t worry, the announcement is coming soon! Just got a few more loose ends to tie up! 
Also, mark your calendars for August 16th, 2012 from 7-9pm. It’s a Thursday. Trust me. Just trust me. 

yay! If you have any questions, hop on over to Molly's blog and she'll be more than happy to answer them for you!

Also linking up with Watch Out for the Woestmans

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dark & Stormy

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Blazer: Express {old} | Skirt: Express {here on sale!} | Shoes: BCBG Paris via DSW {here} | Watch: Fossil {old}

Here in North Carolina, we have been getting these late afternoon storms just about every day. It makes me want to throw on something dark. All the dark clouds are also messing with my pictures!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled-Up Pretty

Monday, July 23, 2012

Closet Remix

Today you can find me over at Simply Sarah sharing a closet remix. I chose to feature my pink pants in three different ways. Check it out!

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Linking up with Still Being Molly for YOLO Mondays

Friday, July 20, 2012



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Tarheel fan or just a fan of Rams in general? Last night my husband and I were talking about how fast this summer has flown and how fall camp is right around the corner. So where does my mind lead? What will I be wearing to the games this year? My first hunt: jewelry! I love the rams pieces I have come across, so now I'm on a mission to convince the husband these are a NEED not a WANT for his football games. Makes sense to me, right?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


 Dress: F21 {recent, color inspiration here} | Shoes: Guess {similar} | Bracelets: Michael Kors, F21, Natasha, JCrew | Sunglasses: Calvin Klein {no longer available online} 

These photos were taken about 30 minutes before my athletic, coordinated husband smacked (yes smacked, it went flying) a full glass of red wine down my dress. He was reaching for cheese dip. He argues he was reaching for a carrot...because yes, that is what matters the most in this instance. The worst part? Sitting through the rehearsal dinner with wet underwear...because yes, the glass was that full! It was like getting splashed at the Shamu show at sea world and then still having to enjoy the rest of the park. uncomfortable!

Goodbye dress. It was nice knowing you.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Blessed in North Carolina

I am back in North Carolina after a wonderful two weeks up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We had SO much going on and it was a whirlwind of LOTS of driving with the main event of my brother in law Kyle and his beautiful bride Jenna's wedding. The wedding was gorgeous and I am so excited to have Jenna as a sister in law. Not only did we get to celebrate with my husband's family, but I got to hang with my family in Minnesota. I have to admit, coming back to North Carolina last night was hard for me. It struck me hard this time and I was really bummed out. I may have even thrown a small tantrum begging my husband to move me back north so we can be around family (he then reminded me of the 6 month long winters at a nice -30 degrees....) Our jobs are here, so of course we are not moving. So I was bummed....

However, we land at midnight and my our sweet friend Hannah is there to pick us up! It is a lot easier leaving family when you know you are coming home to some solid friends you have made! Not only did Hannah stay up late for us, she left us the most delicious Chicken Pot Pie for us to eat today! I won't be getting to the grocery store until after work, so I have lunch! Woooo! Hannah you have no idea how much this means to us. Then I opened the sweetest card from my other Raleigh girlfriend Kristen! Having a huge punch of friendship right when I returned is just what I needed to get me back in NC land. Thank you girls! Love you!

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Excited to reconnect with everyone this week!

Friday, July 13, 2012

White Out

White Out

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I wish I was talking about a winter wonderland! Instead I'm talking about the extreme heat that has hit this country and my obsessive need to reach for anything and everything white! To me, white is soft and cool. I will always feel breezy in white!  So if you are trying to beat the heat this summer, here are some of my favorite casual white pieces to wear when you are heading out!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Library

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Dress: Nordstrom Rack| Blazer: F21 {recent} | Shoes: Steve Madden: Old | Bag: Coach {old, but CRAZY about this one!} | Sunglasses: Calvin Klein {no longer available online}

I have been trying to beat the heat in both North Carolina and Minnesota this summer! My favorite way to do that is throw on a light dress and let the dress do the styling for me! I am crazy about the bold pink stripe paired with the khaki in this airy dress. 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, and Rolled-Up Pretty

Monday, July 9, 2012

2nd Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Babe!


Thank you for taking such good care of our teeny family.

Thank you for bringing me coffee and a waffle during my conference call this morning.

Thank you for supporting me in all of my crazy, time-filled and money-filled, ideas.

I promise to always love you.

I promise to not spend all of our money on clothing.

And I promise to continue to support your crazy career.

We make the best team.

These two years have flown...

Friday, July 6, 2012

July - Blogger of the Month

TGIF! What a hard work week when you have Wednesday off? Going back to work Thursday and Friday was like pulling teeth! Hope everyone hung in there!

Today I am being featured over at Smart and Savvy Style as the July Blogger of the Month!


Head on over to Heather's blog and check out the interview! You can also follow Heather on Twitter!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red, White & navy BLUE

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Dress: Nordstrom Rack {recent} | Blazer: H&M {recent} | Bracelets: Michael Kors, Target | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack {old} | Glasses: Calvin Klein {no longer online} | Shoes: Guess {similar on sale here} | Necklace: Gift from Dad

Hope you and your loved ones had a great July 4th! I almost melted, but survived! Whoa this heat! 

Linking up with Red, White, and You over at A Night Owl Blog, Rolled Up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

You had me at chambray...

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Shirt: American Eagle | Skirt: Valerie Bertinelli via TJ Maxx | Belt: F21 {recent} | Shoes: Old Navy {old} | Bracelets: Natasha, Michael Kors, Target | Glasses: Calvin Klein {no longer available online}

I have fallen deep in love with the chambray shirt trend. I didn't know what to think at first. I mean, I wore these shirts as a kid! But I convinced myself to give it a shot and now I wear it with everything! Long skirts, short skirts, shorts, pants, stripes, prints and solids. It is extremely versatile and laid back for this summer! Give it a shot!