Weekend in Miami for Swim Week

 Our first night in Miami was a busy one! My brother and I flew in, checked in, got dressed, stuffed our faces with a quick burger and then we were off to our first show. SO happy we stayed literally right across the street with just a minute walking distance to all of the shows! It made for a great experience with zero stress, and we were able to walk everywhere we wanted. 

After the show, we met up with friends at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar for dinner and then walked around all night viewing the walls and new installations. I actually had the best time seeing Wynwood at night, and highly recommend opposed to daytime. It was less crowded, not super bright and hot, and just such a fun ambiance. We ended our night at a secret little bar in the back of a taco restaurant LOL and then your girl went back to the hotel for some snacks and sleep!

Where we stayed

I had a ton of questions regarding our hotel and if we enjoyed our stay at The Plymouth. It was such a quick trip, and we were really busy the entire time, but still managed to enjoy every minute of our time at the Plymouth! I booked this place because of the price compared to nearby hotels, location, and obviously the aesthetic. It's smaller, and feels more like a neighborhood (if that makes sense!). Which was a huge bonus for me, because I often find myself feeling overwhelmed or out of place when we stay at huge resorts. Don't get me wrong, your girl loves to be fancy every once in a while, and I can be boujee if need be, but something about the Plymouth really made me feel at home and not once did I say "GET ME HOME ALREADY". LOL.

Anyways, I loved the design of the hotel. From the pool area, to the rooms it was all really cute and aesthetically pleasing. Another bonus? Even during swim week with parties, shows, and events happening everywhere and even at the hotel in full capacity where Sports Illustrated, Aerie and more were hosted, it was still quiet!! We met some really awesome people here, and even a life long friend. I'm so happy I went with my brother, because he totally pushed me out of my comfort zone. The real Tay Tay would have been in bed ; )

Runway Shows 

I had the opportunity to see some really great runway shows this Miami Swim Week 2018. Monday Swimwear, Luli Fama, KYA Swim, Stone Fox Swim, and Sinesia Karol. Although I may be the worst blogger ever, and that may be due to the fact that I have zero experience covering runway shows.. I don't have a lot of photo coverage to share here but I can attest to the fact that these brands put on an amazing show and I had a blast enjoying the moment instead of missing the moment with my phone glued to my face! Huge thank you to all of the amazing brands!

You can shop all of my looks from Miami in the widget below! 

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Weekend Style

Spending the weekend at the lake, and I wanted to quickly share yesterdays outfit details! We went to dinner last night, and I of course brought my trusty blue and white scarf. I'm telling you there is nothing like it when you go out to eat. I HATE being cold in restaurants, or worrying if I'm flashing someone as I bend over to pick up the spoon kai threw.. HA HA. Bonus points for matching with every outfit this summer!

I've had these jeans since last summer and never wore them because I felt a little self conscious, and now that I'm finally feeling better... I'm going to wear them all. the. time. 

So many of you reached out saying they were surprised that a wide leg would make your legs look longer, and I've got to say I think some of that is contributed to the super cute high waist. I first saw these on Song of Style, and I knew if someone cute and petite could rock them, then I needed to try! 

These shoes are also the highlight of my life right now. I got them for my birthday last month and I was shocked how comfortable and easy they are to wear. You all know I'm a flats gal through and through, so even a slight block heel was a commitment for me. To my absolute delight, they ended up being so perfect and easy so that makes me HAPPY :) 

Anyways, I'm going to enjoy the weekend here with my friends and family. My cell service is on the rocks out here though, so if I'm not sharing as much on my Instagram thats why! 

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 


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Top Summer Lip Colors, My Favorite Lipsticks and Glosses

If you've ever asked me what lip color I'm wearing, today is the post for you! Well, if you enjoy makeup and want to add some gorgeous shades to your lip collection, todays post is also for you ;) I wanted to create a post with a list of what I'm currently using to help you answer that question! Read on for my current favorites ...

First up, Charlotte Tilbury in "The Duchess". This shade is super creamy, so I love that my lips don't show through! With that said, it's definitely not a sheer color, but it's the perfect tea-rose pink and works as a neutral for me.

More from Charlotte that I love- Always iconic "Pillow Talk", This is a nude pink that works for many skin tones, and somehow makes your lips look better and a bit bigger. Also gorgeous for summer is "Bitch Perfect", and "Coachella Coral".

By the way, the only liner I use is Pillow Talk!

A few more lipsticks -
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte lipstick in shades Goals & Vibe
Bobbi Brown Crushed lip color in Sazan Nude
Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in shades 505 & 520

Glosses and balms on the other hand, I've got quite the list so here we go! -

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight, in shade 1 and 2 are my absolute favorite things right now. It's a balm that turns into an oil with a sheer color that plumps your lips. Absolutely incredible! I love a subtle color that enhances my lips, but the added skincare benefits with the pretty gloss is the icing on the cake. Definitely a must try for the gloss connoisseur!

Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in "Orgasm". This is such a gorgeously subtle color, and it's just as you would expect if you're familiar with their cult favorite blush. Hydrating, and the perfect flush of color for your summer makeup!

Urban Decay Hi-Fi shine lip gloss in obsessed and midnight cowgirl.

Must haves for nourished lips? Laura Mercier Infusion De Rose, Kopari Lip Glossy in pinkini & Mai Tai, Laneige lip sleeping mask, Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm (You'll also want the lip polish! I use all the time!)

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What To Pack For Your Summer Beach Vacation

It's officially summer, and I'm sure many of you have at least one vacation planned. There are many things that make summer at the beach so nostalgic for me. What about you? 

Whether you are headed out for dinner after a day in the sun and playing in the sand, or a traditional family photo session at sunset, you're going to need a few outfits! I like traveling to the beach with pieces that can all be mixed and matched. You never know what will happen, and the weather can change pretty quickly after a typical summer rain shower. I LOVE a summer storm when the cool air rolls in and you can enjoy the most incredible cool summer night in your cozy knit sweater.. ah I can't wait! 

I never want to feel stuck with what I'm wearing, and I always strive to be comfortable in my clothing, while still polished and put together. 

For example, I've been living in tank tops most recently, and it's for good reason. You can pair a tank with cute high waisted shorts, a skirt like photographed above, my favorite denim shorts, and even white denim with a scarf or cardigan for an easy layered look. Ps: currently dying for this light blue cardigan from Ganni... so perfect!

I love the fit and color of this tank from Vince. It has a subtle rib, and great quality. (I'm wearing a size small for reference!) I also have this one from Monrow in white , and this one from L'agence in black and white (can be seen below with my shorts). All of them being staples in my summer wardrobe.

(Please excuse my hair in these photos, it was HUMID and beyond the point of miserable heat. LOL )

I love having two bag options when I travel. Anything more is excessive and you never end up actually using it, so save your space and narrow down to two! In my opinion, you can never go wrong with neutrals. Especially if you're going for the "less is more" route. I have been wearing my Pamela Munson tote all spring and now summer, so that is at the top of my list. Still love this white embroidered straw tote, and it's perfect to use for travel and as a handbag.

My next option is currently this one pictured above from Staud. It's white, so it's immediately chic and can match with everything you have. (My opinion applies to the black color option as well!) It's also much more functional than it appears, and I love having something more unique and fun. Purchasing it in a neutral color helps tone down the "fun", so you can wear it with more, making it classic and treasured as time goes on instead of trendy for one summer. 

My picks for the best shoe options mostly consist of neutrals, but damn I really love these blue and white sandals as well! I'm also very into this pair from Sam Edelman pictured above with my skirt, super comfortable and simple, yet perfect to wear out with dresses and skirts. Let's just say they can be dressed up or down :) I also just ordered these gold Jack Rogers to match Madelyn's pair! My blush pink and blue and white Jack Rogers are a favorite of mine. I wear them almost daily because they don't show wear, and are crazy comfortable. I think the gold is going to be stunning for summer.

A few more items to think about packing -

My favorite travel case set
The perfect pair of earrings for everyday, and then a statement pair
Classic sunglasses
Chic one piece swimsuit, and pretty coverup
My favorite sunscreen for the face, and this one for my body. It smells incredible!
Headphones for travel and relaxing on the beach/by the pool with a good book or stack of magazines!
& don't forget the perfect sun hat!

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Books I Have In My Amazon Shopping Cart

I love a good book. We have them stacked everywhere throughout the house, and the more "pretty", coffee table books are decoratively placed on almost every surface. Over the weekend, I was reading Traditional Home May/June 2018 issue and right there on the front cover inspired the hell out of me. First of all, cut limelight hydrangeas in an oversized ginger jar. Second, pops of blue with yellow accent color. And lastly, all of the books on that gorgeous round table!! Drooling, y'all. 

So, I popped right onto Amazon and filled my cart with pretty new books for the house! Here's what I've got in there..... 

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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We Found The Cutest Historic Inn, and What I Wore

If I'm looking a bit cheesy in these photos, It's totally because I was elated to have found this adorable  Historic Inn on our walk! The history of this home, and the charming curb appeal makes my heart so happy. Doesn't hurt either that we are in walking distance of my favorite iced vanilla latte from Bread & Butter, Revolution Casual Living my favorite home decor store (The prices are too good not to stop in!), and so many yummy restaurants. Twelve Oaks has been added to my list of places to stay, that's for sure.

This Vince sweater was the perfect top to wear after the sun went down. Truthfully, I'm on a stripes kick right now, so apologies in advance.. but you may not want me to apologize after you try this sweater! If you like it polished, chic, AND comfortable... You'll love this! I also purchased this cropped style that a lot of you were asking about from my instagram stories the other day, happy to report that it's also a winner for the books!

I feel anyone can wear an outfit like this, and look great. It's casually styled  for the weekend with my lace espadrilles and hat, but I could easily slip on my woven leather mules and gold earrings to dress it up for a night out. Toss this gorgeous blue printed scarf around your neck if you're feeling it, too! Shoot, I should have snapped photos of that for this post! I hate when I think of good ideas too late :)

Anyways, today is my 26th birthday and I'm feeling very loved already... at 6:30 am... a touch too early if you ask me LOL I do have to thank you all so much for sharing all of the incredible recommendations of places we should go here in Georgia!

It's amazing that I grew up living here, and never appreciated all that Georgia has to offer. Now, I think my mind is more open, and I'm excited to travel all over the state to experience it! We love being outdoors, hiking, swimming, boating, trails, everything.. you name it.

I've actually just sat down to start my giant running list of everywhere we need to go, and I can't wait to start crossing places off of it! Not sure yet what we will do tonight (last minute Mary over here! always!) and this weekend, but I know it's going to be a wonderful weekend I'm seriously looking forward to!

PS by the way!! I had a lot of requests to share the recommendations I received, and I feel it would take me a HOT minute to transfer everything into a blog post, so in the meantime if you'd like to see what my fellow readers recommended for a weekend in Georgia, you can read through the comments on this post here!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend, and thank you for reading!!


What I'm Wearing -   Vince sweater (Also love this striped option for less!) \\ J Brand denim \\ Lampshade hat (This is my "wear with everything, even when gardening hat!)  \\  Pamela Munson tote \\ Soludos Lace Espadrilles (Second summer with these, and they still look and feel great! A staple in my wardrobe!)

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