- Toes in the Sand -

IMG_8033Every now and then I can get Austin (my husband) to smile for the camera, but usually, he’s the one behind it. I wanted to share a some pictures from last nights sunset shoot. We’ve been in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for the last week so it was important to us to document our trip with some good ol’ fashion family beach pics (those are coming later).

I really wanted to emphasize the white sand and blue sky, so we kept our outfits very cool and light.  I loved wearing this White Cotton Dress and Gladiator Sandals with his Blue Shorts (on sale) and White Linen Shirt. If only we had sunsets like these in Dallas right?






On Him: White Linen Button Down | Target Flat Front Chino Shorts (on sale!) | Old Navy Faux Leather Flip Flops 

On Me: White Swing Dress (Fit: runs a little big, size down! Similar version $20!) | Gladiator Sandals | Gorjana Griffin G Set Gold Rings c/o | Bauble Bar Crystal Christine Ring | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Stella Dot Renegade BraceletKendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Chalcedony c/o 

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- Sale Alert | Nordstrom -

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends August 4th and I wanted to share some final favorites with you before prices go up on 8/4. This really is the best sale of the year. I love that everything is “current season”, meaning it’s not all the old stuff nobody wants any more. I geared this post more towards Fall because let’s face it, Summer is coming to an end (tear) and it’s time to stock up on some good wardrobe staples for the upcoming season. Did you guys pick up anything from the sale? I would love to hear what you found!

- Stripes by the Sea -

IMG_7489There’s nothing quite like ending the Summer than with a little time spent by the beach. The salty air, warm breeze and crashing waves all make for a relaxing vacation. When we vacation at the beach, I practically live in coverups, maxi dresses, and shorts.  Comfort is a huge factor when vacationing and the less I have to think about an outfit, the better! These black lace shorts have been a favorite of mine this Summer so I knew they were the perfect solution for a night out for ice cream. I threw my hair in messy braid (humidity was on another level!) with this J Crew Striped Muscle Tee and my Panama Hat to keep the look beachy yet sophisticated for a trip to town.







Wearing: Black Lace Shorts (similar version here ) | J Crew Striped Muscle Tank (runs a little big, but I liked the look-wearing a small here) | Nixon Time Teller Watch | David Yurman Cable Bracelets | Sira Mara Citrus Glitz Bracelet c/o and Rebel Bracelet c/o | Brown Leather Tote Bag ( another version $59 ) | Gorjana Griffin Fancy Horn Long Necklace c/o | D Ann Designs Golden Girl Arrow Head Necklace c/o | Madewell Panama Hat Brown Wedges | Round Sunglasses 

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- Sale Alert| Beach Favorites -

Being at the beach has been wonderful. But I can’t help but notice all the adorable swim wear and accessories. So much that I decided to dedicate a whole post to beach favorites…all on sale! Now that Summer is halfway over, there’s really no sense on paying full price for anything. Unless, of course you have some amazing vacation coming up and it’s something you just have to have. You know how that works, ha! I’ve rounded up some pretty great pieces that will work throughout this season and into next Summer as well. Happy shopping!

Swim & Summer Sales


J Crew


Victoria’s Secret

- Family Vacation -


Hi all! Today my in-laws and I are hitting up our yearly beach vacation. We always look forward to this trip because it’s just a nice time to enjoy family time, relax and of course get a little vitamin d.

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- For The Home | Desk Accessories -


Last week I posted this picture of my desk on Instagram and had no idea it would get such positive feedback. I received many emails and comments requesting more pictures and details so I figured- why not give you guys a front row view! Office supplies might be one of my weaknesses, right next to buying lipstick. Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I get so excited to see new (and cute) office supplies.

I should probably clarify, this is not my teacher desk (I only wish my teacher desk was this cute and clean). This is the desk I use at home. After moving a couple weeks ago, we are finally getting things organized. But please don’t be fooled, if only you could see the mess of laundry behind my right now. I will be sure to post a home office tour once things are finished. What items do you keep on your desk? I am always looking to find new little accessories for the office. It just seems to make working that much better, right?






On the Desk: The World is Your Oyster Print by Anna Grisham | Monogrammed Pencil Cup | Carpe Diem Candle (smells amazing and would make a cute pencil or brush holder after it’s used) | Nate Berkus Dog Tape Dispenser (sold out online, maybe try in store?) | Q & A a day: A 5 Year Journal | The Little Dictionary Of Fashion | Striped iPad Case (on sale) | Palm iPhone Case c/o | Pencils via Home Goods | Essie Nail Polish- Bikini So TeenyMarshmallow, Pansy 

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- Leather Details -


When it comes to Summer dressing, leather usually isn’t the first to come to mind. Light and breezy layers, rolled up shorts and my favorite sandals are at the top of my list. However, this Vegan Leather Panel Top has me rethinking leather for Summer. I scooped this top (now on sale!) up a few months ago from Anthropologie and have not stopped wearing it. Since the fabric is light and the leather is perforated, it makes for the perfect Summer-Fall top. I love a top that is versatile throughout the year.




Wearing: Anthropologie Ridgewood Tee (Fit: wearing a small/ TTS) | Ann Taylor Cropped White Pants (Fit: Size down) | Blair Ritchey Olive Gator PAK Crossbody c/o | Strappy Sandals (sold out) Similar Options: French Connection Nolinda Sandal and ChicWish Buckle Heeled Sandal | Monica Vinader Fiji Friendship Bracelet c/o | Wanderlust XL Spike Marble Cuff c/o | Rings- Gorjana Griffin G Ring Set and Pave Ring (under $30) | Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | David Yurman Cable Bracelets | Lips- YSL Gloss Stain in #17 | Nails- Essie Blanc and In the Cab-Ana

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- Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -

Happy weekend! Just wanted to share a few more favorites from the current Nordstrom sale. The anniversary sale is now open to all (not just cardholders). Like I’ve mentioned, the sale is really good. I hope you guys find some things you like! Happy Shopping! XX

- Black Lace -


I used to think that wearing all black was overwhelming, however my mind has changed since I found these black lace shorts. I wanted a look that would be nice for a night out and decided to mix shades of black with this Equipment Silk Blouse and this black blazer (now on sale) to throw on later.  I like the idea of sticking to one color palette, but this would work just as well with a white blouse or dressed down with chambray and flats.






Wearing: Equipment Signature Silk Blouse (True To Size) | Black lace Shorts (I love this similar option and this version) | Nude Strap Pumps (Steve Madden Similar Pair| Celine Luggage Tote (Rebecca Minkoff similar version) | Gorjana Griffin Tanner Bar Necklace, Mika Lariat Necklace, Teagan Gold Ring c/o | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | ILY Couture Gold Chain Bracelet c/o | Wanderlust Gold XL Spike Cuff c/o |


- Sale Alert | Tory Burch -


Is it just me or does it seem like this is the week of “sales”? As I was scrolling through my inbox this morning I felt slightly overwhelmed by all the sales going on. The only one that’s really getting all the buzz is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which happens to be amazing.  But you know when you get to the email, and you actually get excited because it’s a sale worth looking at? Well, this is it. Tory Burch just moved hundreds of products to their sale page and for this weekend only is taking an additional 20% off. Now deciding on what to get is a different story because it’s all really good. Not just Summer items either, they have sweaters and shoes that are Fall ready. I’m off to the beach in 2 weeks and I think this is the perfect time to buy this adorable beach tunic and these sandals! Happy Shopping!

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