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shades of white

Casual Outfit Inspiration, Dressy Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

It's all about white this summer, and I personally cannot get enough! I love that white has become acceptable to wear day or night, and can go just about anywhere. It's a blank slate to accessorize, and, as you'll see by the outfits below, I'm loving popping bold brights against white this season.

Here are three white pieces I am currently loving. All are flattering and can be dressed up or down. Like most white dresses/rompers, these pieces will look classic for season's to come, too. {All of these brands tend to sell out very quickly, and both of these items are online-only, so I recommend ordering ASAP if you are interested in them!}

astr dress | kate spade bag | kendra scott bangles | bauble bar earrings | karen walker sunglasses | photography by heidi geldhauser | I am wearing a size XS for size reference.

joa romper | c/o veeshee tote | baublebar earrings | baublebar bracelets | karen walker sunglasses | photography by heidi geldhauser | I am wearing a size small for size reference.

Here's another way I styled the same romper for a happy hour event earlier this week...

c/o kas new york dress | c/o gigi new york clutch | bauble bag earrings | c/o hm willow bangles | vince camuto sandals | photography by heidi geldhauser | This dress runs generous around the waist...I am wearing a size XS.

Here are a few more fab white dresses/rompers to shop ::

 

Happy Friday!

red white and blue

Casual Outfit Inspiration, Holiday Style, Outfit Inspiration, Mom Style, Spring/Summer StyleJackieComment

outfit 1 details :: gingham shirt // shorts // crossbody (splurge vs steal) // shoes // sunnies // necklace // earrings // bracelet

 

outfit 2 details :: dress // shoes // crossbody (splurge vs steal) // hat (similar) // necklace // sunnies

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Every year we get together with our friends, eat lots of food, drink adult beverages, listen to music, and let summer just consume us in every way possible.  We watch in awe at the crackle and boom of fireworks and hold our kiddos as the sky lights up in a rainbow of sparkles.  July 4th is a reminder of our freedom and how blessed we are to live in such an amazing country.  

As you get ready for the festivities with friends and family, remember your outfit doesn't have to be so literal in your pledge to our country.  Put away the stars and stripes and purchase pieces that you can wear again.  

This Loft navy and white buffalo check is a perfect top to wear so many different ways.  Wear for the work week with a navy pencil skirt and your favorited colored cardigan.  Throw it on with shorts and flats sandals for a weekend casual look.

The Old Navy blue floral dress is another way to sport the red white and blue color combo without  looking like an American flag.  Pair it with a denim jacket for those chilly nights and add pops of red with shoes or a handbag.  

Shop some other versatile options for your 4th of July celebrations below.

Happy Shopping and Happy 4th of July! 

the ritz-carlton reynolds, lake oconee + what i wore

Travel, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

My family and I had the most wonderful Father's Day weekend spent at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. I have always heard amazing things about this resort, so I was very excited to experience it first hand!

The rustically elegant resort is nestled on beautiful Lake Oconee, about an hour outside of Atlanta. From the moment I stepped foot onto the property, I felt relaxed...like I was worlds away from busy life in Atlanta.

My outfit for a exploring the resort and a casual dinner at Gaby's our first night :: ASTR romper | dolce vita sandals | rebecca minkoff bag | anthropologie necklace | karen walker sunglasses

The grounds of the The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee are absolutely gorgeous. Not only is there a breathtaking lake view and water/boating activities to enjoy and experience; there are also premier golf courses, a large and luxe infinity pool, swings and hammocks throughout the property, a spa and bike trails and a fantastic kid's program!

Saturday bike ride around the beautiful lake and resort grounds. My outfit details :: anthropologie kimono | halogen tee | rag and bone shorts | anthropologie necklace | steve madden sandals | ray ban sunglasses

The Ritz's friendly, accommodating staff made my husband and I feel like we were the only guests by the way were treated from our arrival through our stay. 

I couldn't believe how much there was to do without leaving the resort! My husband and I planned on making the weekend a getaway just for the two of us, but after seeing how kid-friendly The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is, we had our kiddos join us for the last day to experience the fun! They loved it, and asked if we could stay for an entire week! {Next time we visit, my kiddo's are excited to be a part of the Ritz Kids program. All you parent's will want to check it out!}

I enjoyed the most relaxing massage at the fabulous Ritz spa. This state-of-the-art spa is over 27,000 square feet! I highly recommend the aromatherapy massage with"Relax" blend of oils...it smelled and felt amazing!

We loved our experiences dining at the resort. Gaby's on the Lake is a perfect casual dining spot for both lunch and dinner with a great view, pool access, great-tasting food and amazing cocktails. I recommend the signature Lobster Grilled Cheese, Parmesan Fries.

Georgia's Bistro is a perfect dinner spot, featuring a fresh, organic, farm-to-table Southern-inspired cuisine. We loved sitting on the patio under the "twinkle lights" for a delicious dinner with a view. I highly recommend the delved eggs, shrimp and grits, and their signature buttermilk pie for dessert! It was one of the best meals I have had in a long time!

My outfit for dinner at Georgia's Bistro :: anthropologie dress | c/o gigi new york bag | topshop sandals

Another fun experience we had during our stay was a Tesla test-drive, in one of the fastest cars in the world! If you saw my Snaps that day, you saw first-hand how crazy fast this car is!!

Outfit details :: topshop dress | rebecca minkoff bag | sole society earrings | kendra scott cuff

One of our favorite things about The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is the S'mores roasting under the stars every evening. This is such a fun, unique resort experience for adults and kids alike! The resort provides all the essentials needed for amazing S'mores and comfortable adirondack chairs to relax in around a fire. 

My outfit for Father's Day lunch at Gaby's :: anthropologie dress | steve madden sandals | bauble bar earrings | rebecca minkoff bag | karen walker sunglasses

I cannot more highly recommend the The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee for a couples or family getaway! It's truly a place where you can show up and relax, whether it be for a night, a weekend or a week. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and I love that it is the kind of resort that provides as much or as little activity as you want. It's also a gorgeous venue for weddings and events.

What I wore Sunday night for an amazing Father's Day Brew and Cue with the family :: anthropologie dress | kate spade purse | kendra scott cuff | karen walker sunglasses

I cannot wait to come back with my family to make more memories soon!

Stylishly yours,

 

 

national brunch day with draper james

Entertaining, Dressy Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer StyleLauren1 Comment

Reese Witherspoon and the Draper James team are declaring Saturday, June 18th, National Brunch Day. How fun is that?! Brunch is by far my favorite meal, so I'm all about this kind of celebration!

I had so much fun teaming up with Draper James and one of my best-blogger friends, Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay, to host a girls brunch, featuring the new Draper James brunch-themed tableware. These pieces are just the cutest, make throwing together a stylish brunch a cinch and are going to be my new go-to hostess gifts!

We hosted this spontaneous brunch with four of us moms, got a sitter to watch all the kiddos, and had some fun girl time complete with mimosas, homemade biscuits, pound cake and cream {head over to the Lay Baby Lay blog for the recipes}, and store-bought macaroons {thanks, Trader Joes!}.

Joni and I added a few fun Anthropologie finds to complete the table decor. How gorgeous are these golden floral tapers?! I can't believe how inexpensive they are, too! {P.S. The entire Anthro site is 15% off this weekend!} And this CB2 gold flatware is so gorgeous and affordable, it deserves a shout-out, too... It's a 20 piece set for under $80!

And of course, we wanted to be decked out in our Draper James best for this southern-style brunch, so Joni and I picked two of our favorite pieces from the newest summer collection. I am wearing the most gorgeous jeweled romper {it's the kind of romper you can wear to any cocktail party or summer event and feel super flattered and comfortable while stealing the show!} and Joni is wearing the cutest seersucker dress. Both pieces run true to size and are ultra-flattering, classic pieces that will look timeless for years to come.

I'm extra excited to team up with Draper James to invite you to enter to win the Draper James brunch collection, a Packed Party box AND a $250 Draper James Shopping Spree!! Click here or the photo below to enter!

Happy National Brunch Day!

Stylishly yours,

 

 

 

 

flared sleeves + denim shorts

Casual Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

free people top | free people black lace halter bra let | c/o sole society fringed bag, now on sale | topshop wedges | c/o kendra scott earrings | c/o kendra scott ring | ray ban sunglasses | rag and bone shorts | photography by amanda pulley

I enjoy dressing "boho" from time to time, and love this look for summer concerts, festivals or just an outdoor dinner in the city. The movement in this flare-sleeved top is just amazing, and so fun to wear.

You've probably noticed that I wear denim shorts and cutoffs pretty constantly. They are a key part of my "summer uniform." I tell my wardrobe styling clients that denim shorts are a summer essential since, like jeans, they go with everything. They can dress down with sneakers or flat sandals, dress up with a wedge and can event double as a swim coverup with flip-flops!

Nordstrom has the best selection of denim shorts and has just marked down lots of pairs by as much as 40% off! If you don't have a pair you love, this is the time to shop!

Because in store selection is much more limited, I recommend ordering a few different styles and trying them on for fit and flattery at home. {Nordstrom accepts free returns in store or by mail to make it easy to do so!} I usually size up in my cutoff shorts and go with my jeans/pant size in the cuffed versions.

Here's some great options, in a variety of lengths, styles and washes ::

Stylishly yours,

P.S. If you have been wanting to add some fringe to your summer wardrobe, this bag is the perfect way! It's now on sale for just $32!