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Springtime Fresh

I am thinking this crisp, white blazer might be a go-to for me this summer. I love a blazer, but I usually go for black or navy styles. This white one is great for spring and summer because it’s so versatile! Now all I need is a blush pink blazer and my blazer arsenal will be complete. Also how cute is this Manic Trout elephant necklace? I think deciding between the elephant pendant and the giraffe pendant was one of the hardest accessory decisions I have had to make. Ultimately I decided on the elephant because I just loved the blue beads. […]

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Friday Fab Four

Confession: I think bath mats are g-r-o-s-s. They are mildew machines. I use a towel as a bath mat so that I can wash often. I have also seen these fancy new wooden bath mats. They look so zen and nastiness-resistant, but they also look like they could be brutal if you stubbed your toe on them. Is a stubbed toe better than a moldy toe? The jury is still out. You guys — a giant coloring poster!! I realize this is for children and Hannah is too small to color, but I want one of these. I would do such a […]

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6 Must-Have Nail Polishes for Summer

It’s manicure season! Summer is a great time to experiment with the bold, bright colors you were too nervous to wear in the fall and winter. I have compiled a few of my favorites below. Click any of the images to learn more!

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Color Your Spring

Richmond has some pretty awesome murals. They are all over the city and they are all so beautiful. The murals definitely adds some really unique charm to the town. And it makes location scouting for the blog a thousand times easier. 🙂 Also, I am so excited to share that I just signed on to write for Mode, a fun blogging network. I will be sharing some of my articles here from time to time if you’re interested in reading them. My first one is all about summer beach day must-haves. Can you tell I am so ready for summer? Shoes: Go Jane (similar) […]

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Working on my fitness

I have to be honest, the gym and I are not besties. I always admire girls who like going to the gym. I am not one of those girls. But after you have a baby, you pretty much have to go to the gym. For me, my post-baby fitness goals weren’t about weight loss, they were about rebuilding muscle tone. My poor stomach felt like a bowl full after the tiny princess arrived so I had to help it out. I find that cute gym clothes, a killer playlist, and finding the right workout for you makes the gym much more bearable. For […]

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Friday Fab Four

  This cross body bag is perfect for Spring. It’s shape is relaxed enough for every day wear – but since it’s Kate Spade it obviously has a level of sophistication. Have you ever made a low country boil? I made one last night (but half the recipe for two people and a baby). It was yummy — but my pot was too small. You need a GIANT pot, especially if you make the full recipe as written. I can not wait until Hannah is a little older (aka when she can stand and doesn’t put everything in her mouth.) So I […]

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The Books I Read In March

Disclosure: I didn’t read any of the books I am holding in the photo above in March, but I have read all of them in the past. With the exception of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I can highly recommend all of them. A Manual For Cleaning Women: This book is a series of short stories and it is very LOOOONNNNGGG — but it is a lovely book. This book is full of the most compassionate stories I have ever read. The subjects of the stories are immigrants, the very poor, addicts, and other marginalized and/or troubled groups of people. The author […]

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Minnie

This skirt is one of my go-to holiday skirts. I usually don’t wear red when it isn’t the holidays, but pairing this skirt with a casual t-shirt makes it perfect to wear all year.   Dress (Worn as a top): Humble Chic | Shoes: Amazon, these are similar | Skirt: ChicWish, similar

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Summer Skin With Dove

  I am excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Dove to tell you beauties all about their New Dove Dry Oil Collection featuring their Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar and Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash. I am so excited because Dove is one of my go-to drugstore brands. Also, I am addicted to oils. Argan oil, Jojoba oil, basically any oil I can get my hands on gets immediately slathered onto my body. So Dove PLUS oil?! That’s a no brainer. Besides, I can’t be looking ashy in my new bathing suit this summer. The new Dove Dry Oil […]

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Friday Fab Four

Friday Fab Four is quickly becoming my favorite post of the week. I’m not sure about anyone else but I love FFF! I am in the market for a new swimsuit for the summer. I usually only get one suit each summer because I don’t wear swimsuits enough to justify buying more than one. I definitely want a one piece this year. That is non-negotiable. I think I am going to get this one. However, if I am being real, I secretly wish I could just buy one of these. I realize it isn’t pumpkin season, but this oatmeal looks […]

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