Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love Is In The Air


... or should I say, love is in my hair. HA. 
Lately, I've been stuck in a wardrobe rut. I've been eyeing my wardrobe again and again, and I have been feeling hopeless. At times like these, I try to 1) breathe and 2) peruse Pinterest and 3) reach for my classic pieces.

I've been loving the shorts / skirt combo paired with my OTK boots combo, so I built my look from there. After shooting these photos, I realized that this outfit just may be one of my favorites of the year. And not to mention, it was totally a last minute thing I whipped up together. 
BOOM. *insert fist emoji*

What are your thoughts on breaking out of a wardrobe rut?


P.S. I just want to take a quick minute to thank you ALL who link up with us every week!! We started this link-up back in the Fall and I'm so thrilled to see this blogger community thriving more and more every week! :) and, not to mention - these features are seriously getting harder to pick!!


Wearing: button-down shirt: bought in Korea (similar here + loving this scallop collar one here | light jacket: vintage (similar here) | skort: Impressions Boutique (old) similar hereOTK boots: ℅ boohoo (sold out) similar here ($25!) + here ($35!) + here | bag: Express (OBSESSED) | sunglasses: Karen Walker | bow:  Southern Society Company | earrings:  Eula Ferns (ONLY $9!) | watch: ℅ Daniel Wellington | bar necklace: ℅ 9thandelm '&' necklace: ℅ Carrie Grace Shop | lipgloss: Chanel's '156' (not available) but '4' is similar | nail polish: 'Merino Cool' by Essie |

Congrats to our two features this week:
|| blog look: Leanne from Classy Yet Trendy || blog look: Kayla from Love Lucy Girl || 


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2. We will pick ONE blog from the link-up and ONE Instagram post from #wiwwlinkup to feature on the link-up every week, so be sure to let your friends know! We will also contact you if you are featured!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Simple Is...


I used to be one of those bloggers that tried to spin looks so I did not look like everyone else.

I was so completely infatuated with trying to be "different" and to stand out because that's the kind of personality I have. And I'm talking... getting annoyed when I could not think of another pattern mix or combo that would earn me the label as 'unique' without looking over-the-top. But over the years that I have been blogging, I realized that my thought process was all wrong. You don't have to be "different" in order to fit the name as a blogger. You just have to be confident with your style, do your own thing, and rock it.

Sometimes, simple is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wearing: black top: H&M (old) similar here | boyfriend jeans℅ East & Lo | sunglasses: ℅ Ray Bans | earrings:  Eula Ferns (ONLY $9!) | watch: ℅ Daniel Wellington | lipstick: ℅ Besame's 'Exotic Pink' heels: TJ Maxx (old) similar here | bar necklace: ℅ 9thandelm | shorter gold bar necklace: Jesse & Co.  of Lilee | 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Blog Takeover: McKenzie Sanders


Today, I'm letting my bestie McKenzie Sanders take over my blog. I was literally swooning over this look when she came to pick me up for a girls weekend out and thought it would be fun to let her take the reins on this one! Ha. 

Hi y’all! 
I’m McKenzie! I'm Grace’s bestie, a Tar-Heel, lover of anything sparkly, and the girl usually behind the camera. Having a best friend who is a fashion blogger is pretty hard sometimes… in the way that she. Always. Looks. Good. While I am usually sporting some yoga pants and a t-shirt, ha.

This past weekend we decided to get together for a girl's night out aka shopping at Southpoint Mall in Durham. Guys, I had seen a ton of these photo-shoots before with Grace and was still so lost on how to pose, walk, and not ugly-laugh for the camera. I FINALLY got coached on how to “swing my purse more,” lift my chin, and position my sunglasses jusssst the right way! We had a blast the rest of the night jamming to Grace’s new iTunes playlist, stuffing our faces with Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites, and getting asked by random strangers “Are you two models?” Isn't a dressed up girl's night just what we all need sometimes?

By the way how do you feel about this over-the-knee sock trend? I LOVE IT! Be sure to try it out as it looks good on everyone, aka referring to my “fun-sized” best friend and my long-legged “how’s the weather up there” self! ;)


Wearing: hat: Forever 21 (old) very similar here (and it's ON SALE!) + here | pearl necklace: LOFT (old) but similar here | sweater: LOFT (sold out) similar here - ON SALE! | jacket: American Eagle | skirt: Forever 21 (old) similar here + hereknee-high socks: Forever 21 | booties: Steve Madden | bag: Kate Spade (sold out) similar here |

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ghost


My blog post title is 'Ghost,' so you're probably thinking that there has to be some reason behind it, right? Well I assure you, there is.

You know that feeling when you download new music to your iPod or iPhone and you're just so excited that you spend countless hours listening to your new playlist? On repeat?
There's no shame in saying that that was me all weekend long.  I never talk about music that I like... but since we're on the topic, I've been jammin' to 'Ghost' by Ella Henderson lately. Seriously, the gal can singggggg! It's been on constant repeat. That and 'Masterpiece' by Jessie J. 

Just thought I'd shoot you guys a few recommendations if your playlist has been lacking as of late, ha!

What are some of your favorite songs that you can't get enough of? I'd love to hear your faves - feel free to share them with me in the comments below!

And don't forget to link-up with us below for #WhatIWoreWednesday!


Wearing: denim jacket: ℅ Blush Boutique | button-down shirt: bought in Korea (similar here + loving this scallop collar one here | boyfriend jeans℅ East & Lo | bag: Louis Vuitton (love this one here + here) | sunglasses: ℅ Ray Bans | earrings:  Eula Ferns (ONLY $9!) | nail polish: 'Merino Cool' by Essie | booties: Bluetique Cheap Chic c/o (old) similar here | lipgloss: Chanel's '156' (not available) but '4' is similar | gold bar necklace: Jesse & Co.  of Lilee | 

Congrats to our two features this week:
|| blog look: Jacy from Love, Lenore || blog look: Lauren from Lauren McBride Blog ||

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2. We will pick ONE blog from the link-up and ONE Instagram post from #wiwwlinkup to feature on the link-up every week, so be sure to let your friends know! We will also contact you if you are featured!

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