Sage

A flouncy and airy dress just screams spring! There’s just something about wearing a flowy dress with the weather perfectly warm and a nice breeze, it’s the little things that can boost my mood!

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What first attracted me to this dress was the beautiful sage color. It’s such a muted but feminine color and it pairs perfectly with the girliness of the ruffles.

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The neutral shoes and bag bring out the effortless and “natural” feel of the dress.

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The button-detailing adds the perfect vintage-y touch to this dress!

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I love this dress dressed up with heels but I can’t wait to wear this dress with some white sneakers as well for a more casual look.

NEON ROSE dress | PUBLIC DESIRE heels (similar) | vintage bag | FRASIER STERLING JEWELRY necklace | ASOS earrings

My Tattoos + Their Stories

I can’t believe I haven’t done this post before! I got my first tattoo about 3 1/2 years ago. It really does become addicting, but not in a bad way. The feeling of getting a tattoo feels like an extension of myself. Whenever I see the next tattoo I want, I know it belongs on my body. I recently just added my fourth tattoo 2 weeks ago. I don’t plan on getting anymore for a little while, so I though I’d share with you what I have.

1. Baby’s Breath

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This little beauty is my newest addition. It was kind of a last minute idea, but I absolutely love it! Mason and I both got this tattoo in the same spot when we visited Destin, FL two weeks ago. We had been wanting to get matching tattoos since the wedding, but couldn’t agree on the same thing. Until the morning we decided to go get our tattoos, we were thinking of getting something with baby’s breath. We loved the idea because it was our wedding flowers (p.s. our wedding pictures and video will be coming to the blog soon!) and then I did research on the actual meaning of the delicate flower.

Here’s a few of the meanings the flower holds:
1. Everlasting and undying love; whether it’s a spouse, family, or platonic.

This spoke to me obviously because I just got married but because I also gained a new love for Mason’s side of the family, and I’ve been focusing more on love in general. Always think in love.

2.  Pureness and freedom from outside corruption and also a tie into the Christian Faith.

This to me means like to live in the world but not of it. To me, it’s a reminder to not fall into things that consumes people. Being a “blogger” especially in fashion, I feel like it can be hard not to get caught up in things. Not saying social media or fashion is a bad things, but I stay focused on not letting it consume me and not getting caught up in material things. It’s also a reminder to stay true to my faith and not engage in things that don’t help me grow in my faith.

3.. Self discipline and focusing on love.

I have recently been reading the daily “guide” called Only Love Today. It’s really just a great reminder every day to slow down, breath, and lean on love instead of negativity and hate. It’s hard sometimes to do that, but that’s where self discipline is needed in my daily walk.

All of that ties into where I’m at in my life right now, and a great reminder through out my life to love more.

2. Be Still.

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Another daily reminder for me to be able to stop and look at and re-evaluate. This tattoo’s based off of the verse “Be still, and know that I am God”- Psalm 46:10. This was my 3rd tattoo and during this season of my life last year, when I got this tattoo, it was really all about humbling myself and really letting go of things I couldn’t control and to trust God. Even the littlest trials are a “strength training” exercise and is needed for growth.

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The ampersand is definitely a trendy tattoo that I’ve seen on a lot of people. But, I love the meaning behind it. If you want an in-depth version of the meaning, check this article out here. But to sum it up, it’s about personal growth, staying hopeful, and staying true to yourself.

4. Love

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My very first tattoo. It’s hard to say which tattoo is my favorite, but this is the “coolest” one to me. If you know me in my personal life you’ll know my favorite band is The 1975. Well, this is the lead singers writing that he wrote in a notebook I had the band sign when I did a meet and greet. Now, before you say it’s pathetic, I don’t have the tattoo because it’s his handwriting, but because of everything 2014 held for me. So many things happened that year that helped me learn who I was and really love myself. I graduated high school in 2014 and in my senior year, I felt like I really stopped caring what everyone thought, and really found out who I was. I also announced I had my blog (about a year after I had actually started posting), and really let my blog go and be very vulnerable and expose to people what I was passionate about. I met Mason in 2014…he’s my husband now, need I say more? And lastly, I just had fun. I was a kid still and just wanted to embrace it. My friends and I went on a road trip and went to 3 Texas shows for The 1975 and that’s when we got to meet them. When we got home from those 3 days, my friend Sarah and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to New Orleans, to maybe just maybe run into them again. Well, long story short, we did. I’ll spare myself the awkward photos and stories, but it was fun and I’ll always hold 2014 close to me.

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Tattoos aren’t for everyone and people have some many different opinions on them. I use these pieces of art as reminders and memories that I’ll always be able to hold onto. I don’t regret any of them and love all of the stories that come along with each piece ♥

Sunglasses Collection 2017

STORAGE

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I don’t plan on keeping my sunglasses like this forever, but for now keeping my sunglasses in this chest fits. I can see them all and I have them organized by style. Now let’s get into the collection! If you have any storage tips, let me know! 

Now let’s get into the collection!

THE COLLECTION

What you should know about my sunglasses collection is that I don’t spend a ton of money on sunglasses. I like changing up and trying different styles, so I don’t want to invest in a pair that might not be “in” in 2 or so years…or that I might sit on and break.

I’ve been growing this collection for a couple of years now. This may be a lot to some people or a small collection for some, I honestly thought I had a lot more than 29 pairs. Sunglasses for me are that accessory that completes any outfit so I love incorporating fun pairs as well as classic.

SQUARE

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Square sunglasses aren’t usually what I gravitate towards because I feel my face is a little too small for oversized sunglasses. These square shapes are a little smaller and have a slight round-ness to them, so I feel they fit my face better than super square shades.

From top to bottom:
Perverse Eyewear
Wear Me Pro
Old Navy
Coach
Perverse Eyewear
Cotton On

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CAT EYE

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Cat eye is another shape I haven’t really been totally on board with but I’m definitely liking more. Again, I feel like they can sometimes be overwhelming for my small face, but the one’s I do have are perfect for a statement.

Top: Earthbound
Left: Earthbound, Polette, and Wear Me Pro
Right: Earthbound, Quay, and Perverse 

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As you can probably tell round-sunglasses are my fit. They’re more understated and casual but are still cool.

Top: Perverse
Left: Forever 21, Forever 21, Polette, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Polette, thrifted, Polette
Right: Steve Madden, Wear Me Pro, Nordstrom, Earthbound, Earthbound, Polette, Asos

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BEHIND THE SHADES

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If you’ve been around for the past 3 years you know these Cotton On sunglasses used to be my go-to sunglasses. They still are my favorite pair because they’re so classic and fit my face so well. My newest pair from Perverse definitely are more trendier but still classic, and the pop of red is super fun to add to a simple outfit.

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I thrifted these sunglasses about a year or 2 ago and they really go with everything. Something classic, casual, or edgy and they’re the perfect accessory.

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Not that I don’t like these sunglasses, they’re just more of an editorial pair and not really useful for every day. Love these for vacation!

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In my opinion these are my biggest statement pair. It’s not every day you see giraffe cat-eye sunglasses.
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These shades are the perfect everyday pair because they go with everything and add that effortless “cool girl” vibe.

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I’m not big on spending a lot on sunglasses, I’m clumsy and cheap. But I felt like these were the must-have sunglasses a couple of years ago. They were about $60.

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I scored these Coach sunglasses from an outlet for under $50. I keep them in my car as my driving glasses, they make me feel fancy and I love the style…timeless and chic!

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These are definitely a trendy pair of sunglasses that won’t be in style forever, but they’re fun to add that vintage Hollywood feel to a look.

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All though I don’t wear them as much as I used too, I’ll never get rid of these sunglasses because these were the first gift Mason ever got me.

 

Hope you enjoyed my collection! I’m for sure going to keep adding and growing my collection and can’t wait to see where it’s at in year or so.

How many pairs of sunglasses do you own?

 

Honeymoon in Mexico

Mason and I have been married for 3 weeks already…crazy how time goes by so fast. I know this isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of life, but time…please so down!

Anyways, for our honeymoon we went on a 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Progreso. We decided on a cruise because 1) it’s super affordable 2) you don’t have to worry about finding a place to stay or finding things to do and 3) alllll the food. I took a picture of basically every meal, but I won’t bore you with those pictures, but I can assure you, it was a lot of food.

Mason and I hadn’t really traveled together let alone leave the country without our parents before, sounds like we’re little kids, but I’d say a cruise was the best way to start our traveling experience. We went on the Carnival Valor, which is one of their smaller ships. but was still a lot of fun. We honestly didn’t do a whole lot because we just wanted to relax and chill, since we’re always doing something. But what we did go to the comedy show they had about 4 times and I’d highly recommend!

Here’s the highlights from our honeymoon ♥

DAY 1

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DAY 2 – AT SEA

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Free room service for breakfast, yes please!

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The “Fancy Night”. See this full outfit look here

 

DAY 3 – COZUMEL

In Cozumel we decided to do a beach resort excursion with a travel company they have at the port. $30 a person and we hopped on a van and went to a secluded beach resort & restaurant. It seemed kind of sketchy at first, but it ended up being super nice.

PORT

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RESORT

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DAY 4 – PROGRESO

When we booked the cruise we didn’t end up booking any excursions. We kind of wanted to chill and go about on our own time. Once we got to the Progreso port, we realized you had to go far, like a 6-mile pier far, to get to anything. So we decided to do a last minute excursion with the cruise line and we went to another beach resort for about 3 hours via bus. Once we got to the resort, they told us drinks and food were included, so at $40 a person, we got a pretty great deal!

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DAY 5- AT SEA

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The last day on the boat they had a “Chocolate Extravaganza” buffet, and Mason was in heaven.

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Our last night we decided to dress up and take a few pictures together, with the help of a timer and stacking the camera on random objects to get these shots.

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I would love to travel some more in the next couple of years, what’s your favorite vacation spot?

Red Hot

You know those outfits that just make you feel cool? This is that outfit for me.

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I’ll be honest, these pants were a step out of my comfort zone for me, but they ended up making me feel confident. I love that these pants look dressy, but have a hint of edge of with the long side-slit.

I paired the pants with a basic white tee to dress down the look a little and make it more “subtle” for the daytime. Last night for my bachelorette party I wore these pants with a sleek black tank and black heels instead, and it totally dressed up the look and took it from day to night.

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I added the patterned bag and scarf to add some contrast to the look. And as soon as I saw these sunnies, I knew I had to buy them and pair them with this look. The sunglasses take this modern trend and give it a vintage-classic feel.

FOREVER 21 pants (similar pants) (similar pants) // FOREVER 21 tee // PERVERSE Sunglasses  // PUBLIC DESIRE heels // VINTAGE scarf // KATE SPADE bag // FOREVER 21 earrings

1 TOP // 2 WAYS

FEATURED TOP: Who What Wear Ribbed Flare Sleeve Top (available at Target)

I love that this ribbed top is super casual and comfy (feels like pajamas) and the perfect every day top paired with jeans, but the statement sleeve allows this top to also be dressed up.

See the 2 looks below and let me know which one is your favorite!

 

CASUAL

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This casual look is essentially just a “jeans and tee” look, but the texture of the top is nice paired with the denim. I love the “cool girl” vibe of the statement sleeves and the patched denim, super trendy but casually chic. I paired this look with my plain loafers and structured bag to give the look a sleek touch.

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Other pieces: True Religion jeans // Steve Madden mule (similar) (similar) // Rebecca Minkoff bag // vintage choker

 

DRESSY

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I love that even as a “dressier” look, this outfit is still functional and comfy. The color, yet subtle, color palette plays up the casual top and the statement ruffled sleeves add the perfect amount of drama to make the look more elevated.

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Other pieces: Forever 21 skirts (scored for $6!!) //  Dolce Vita wedges (old) // Marshalls bag