Friday, August 29, 2014

Flower Friday & Happy Long Weekend!

dahlia, zinnia, jasmine, knock-out rose, scabiosa pod, mint, queen anne's lace, seedum, foraged greenery

Hey gang!  
I hope you all have big plans for the long weekend.  This is my first weekend off in what feels like forever and a day.  I have college friends coming to stay with me and cheer on the Bulldawgs at our season opener against Clemson.  I just had to put together some bright, cheery wildflowers to celebrate the occassion :).

I'm also predicting a low country boil and some brunching over the next few days... and I'm not mad about it.

Let's get this party started!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Floral Friday

Is there anything more gorgeous than locally grown dahlias?  South Carolina, you've outdone yourself.

Have a happy weekend, y'all :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Good Enough


True story -- I had an entire post ready to publish this morning, but decided to delete it at the last minute.

Why?  Well, I basically complained for 5 paragraphs. Here's an excerpt, below:

"It's been one of those weeks.  The house is covered in boxes and pet hair, we've eaten crap at every meal, and I've officially crossed the "dang girl, you need a shower" threshold.  I haven't been able to think of much to share on the blog this week either.  How can I post about beauty or style when I've worn a different pair of Nike shorts every day this week and my beauty routine has consisted of deodorant and a hair tie?

Making myself feel guilty for not having it all together does have to stop, though.
For you perfect people that can give yourself a salon worthy blow-out at home, close big business deals all day long, update your blog with a beautiful daily post, tend to your organic vegetable garden, workout, AND have a beautiful, wholesome meal on the dinner table every night?
 I might have to skip your social media posts for a while, because I just can't with you right now."

Man, oh man.  Bitter, party of one?

Of course, in moments of self-doubt, insecurity, or just mental exhaustion in general, The Everygirl always manages to publish an article that seems to perfectly encompass my feelings and help me understand how to overcome them*.   This time was no exception.

"Overcoming the Fear of Not Being Good Enough"

It was a beautiful read.  Truly.  I encourage you to read it, and let me know your thoughts.

Do you worry about not being "good" enough? Successful enough? Healthy enough?
Heck -- happy enough?

What do you do to overcome your insecurities?

Alright, now.  It's time for this girl to grab a shower.

*Seriously, I love that website, y'all.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Snake & Sneaks

Sunglasses | Ray-ban

In all aspects of design -- fashion, interiors, etc -- I always find that the best looks strike a balance between femininity and masculinity. Distressed jeans and heels, floral dress with a leather moto jacket, tartan and tulle -- it's a tried and true recipe that just works

While this outfit leans a little more heavily on the masculine side with slouchy denim and Chuck Taylors, the silky blouse and dainty clutch help add a touch of ladylike class.   

Let me tell y'all -- I couldn't live without my Chucks.  I have plans of purchasing a white pair pretty soon.
The classic white version goes with everything and will make my legs look tan (maybe? just go with it).

I'm also on the hunt for the perfect leather moto jacket that doesn't make me look like Danny Zuko.  
This simple version from Madewell is the current front runner...

What are your favorite tomboy-chic staples?