Menswear Inspired Blazer And Cut Offs

I'm sitting here, watching the laundry dry. LOL. You know, the stuff you can't dry in the dryer because it will die a slow death? Yeah, that laundry. I'm bothered by its existence, but we'll get through it. How have you been? I've felt like shit on a stick the past week, and I still haven't shaken the feeling. I'm told that Mercury is in Retrograde. Capitalizing those words just incase. Can't piss Mercury off anymore, you know.. because MY LIFE FEELS BIZARRE right now.

I felt amazing, and finally normal for a good month, and now here I sit. Bewildered by my disaster of a home. Truly, I'm alright.. but it does feel good to talk about it. Not all the time though, like in the beginning I'd rather be left alone but the way I know I'm almost out of the dark woods is the fact that I want to talk about my feelings. It's intriguing, really. I've always been intrigued by human emotions. Chris is quite the opposite. He much prefers to not talk a bout it. Men.

Anyways, I wanted to write this for myself obviously, and for any of you who are going through a weird patch. It's normal, it's life. Keep your chin up, kitten. I've decided I'm going to order the items I want for Fall, finish reading my current book, Crazy Rich Asians, and relax for the rest of the week. I'm not stressing about Instagram pictures, or the fact that I am non existent on my blog right now, and the fact that I'm dying beneath the laundry and mess of life.


Anine Bing blazer \\ Perfect tank \\ Vintage denim shorts \\ Aquazzura flats \\ Chloe handbag \\ Celine sunglasses \\ Monica Vinader necklace, and Vanessa Mooney necklace

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Summer Giveaway With Ann Taylor

Hi, friends!! Remember when I was sharing a few behind the scenes of blogging and my partnership with Ann Taylor at the mall this past week? Well, I'm super excited that my friends at Ann Taylor are giving away $1,000 shopping spree to one of my lucky readers!! Yes, you read that right. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! I'm so freaking excited for you guys. 

All you have to do to enter is follow Ann Taylor on Instagram!

This little black dress paired with these super comfy and chic cork heels make me SO happy. Wouldn't it be the perfect summer date night look?!

Anyways, good luck with the giveaway, and have a wonderful weekend!


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A Few Snaps From Dinner..

Hugely informal post today, y'all. We went to dinner for Christopher's birthday last night, and I fell asleep before I could post the Instagram photo of my outfit... and then I waited all morning before I got busy and again forgot. Thus, here we are :) lol! 

Anyways, I love this romper from Rebecca Taylor! Its super cute, and is the first romper since high school that I've liked and has actually fit me right! Bonus points because it has pockets and I can see myself wearing this to a Braves game with converse and a cute baseball hat. Shoot, we need to do that soon. 

If these shots look a little blue, I'm not advanced enough in editing and the sky was wicked cool last night with bright pink and blue, casting a weird light. I suppose this informal post goes well with the informal, iPhone shots. Sorry, I promise better next time! I hope you guys are having a great week so far, I'm going to finish the laundry (kidding, that shit is never finished)! 


Rebecca Taylor romper \\ Tory Burch sandals \\ Chloe Faye Backpack \\ Gucci sunglasses \\ Monica Vinader necklace and pendant \ Michele watch \\ Monica Vinader bracelet

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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 year at Miami Swim Week. 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 it 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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