Saturday, October 7, 2017


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


As most of you know, I am ENGAGED!!! On Sunday, May 21, 2017 my best friend of 4 years got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!! It was seriously the BEST day of my life!!!

I'm working on a brief summary of how it all began and how Taylor popped the question for our Wedding Page, and I can not wait to share it on the blog with you guys on another Wedding Wednesday Post! This one isn't the first post because there's so much to capture over the past 4 years, I want to make sure I get it just right for our Wedding Site before publishing our story on the blog, because to me these past 4 years have been a real life fairytale!!! Taylor seriously makes me the happiest girl alive and I can not wait to marry him!!! I do have a few wedding details below though! ENJOY! :)

We will be getting married in Raleigh, NC - Summer 2018

Church: White Memorial Presbyterian Church - This is the Church Taylor has been a part of his whole life, and is now a part of both our lives!!! Initially, I had always imaged an outdoor wedding... but Taylor told me that he had always envisioned me (his future wife) standing behind two big doors, them opening, and me walking down the aisle of his childhood Church... and if that doesn't make your heart melt, I don't know what will, so I immediately decided that White Memorial was the spot where we would say our "I Do's" in front of God, family and friends!!!

Venue: Melrose Knitting Mill - This venue describes Taylor and I down to a T. It's in downtown Raleigh, it has exposed brick on the inside, big exposed beams, and the most gorgeous Chandeliers!!! It's giving us the outside vibe I had always imagined without being outside (which is making my mom super happy). Ya'll.... the moment I stepped foot inside, I knew instantly that this was the perfect spot for Taylor and I! He was still living in GA at the time, but when I FaceTimed him and showed him pictures he agreed that this fit our personalities the absolute BEST!!! 

I'm looking forward to taking ya'll along this journey of wedding planning and sharing more details about mine and Taylor's big day... but first, a huge SHOUT OUT needs to go out to my sweet momma!!! She has been a ROCKSTAR throughout this whole process. Taylor and I have shared all our ideas, visions, etc. and Momma Woodard has booked all the appointments, handled all the phone calls, and pretty much been the lady in charge!!! She's literally putting together our dream wedding! We both are so incredibly thankful for her help!!! Taylor and I have been able to relax and just enjoy being engaged and celebrate the fact that we get to spend the rest of our lives together in less than a year!!! It's been the most wonderful feeling!!! So THANK YOU, Mom! I love you tons!

For this Wedding Wednesday Post, I'm sharing how I asked my bridesmaids to stand by my side on mine and Taylor's BIG DAY!!! I hope you enjoy!!!

The flip flops are for the girls to wear while getting ready on our big day, and to also wear at the reception.... because let's be honest, who doesn't want to kick their heels off after a long day of standing. The champagne glasses are for mimosas the morning of!!! I went ahead and did flip flops and champagne glasses for my mom, Taylor's mom, and myself so that we would all match the day of!!! A good family friend of ours helped me make this vision come alive!!! I described to her what I had in mind when asking the girls, and she created exactly that!!! She made all the vinyl decals for me and showed me how to apply each vinyl piece to each item!!! The application part was a little time consuming, but I put on a good show on Netflix and the next thing I knew, I was finished!!!!

On the other side of the card I wrote a special note to each girl about how much they mean to me and how they've impacted my life over the years!!! 

I'll do another post with images of me and my bridesmaids (there's 8 of them) and a brief story about how I met each of them!!! These girls are seriously the best friends a girl could ask for!!!

Flip Flops: Target // Acrylic Champagne Glasses: World Market // Pineapple Cards: Target

Thank you for reading!!!! Can't wait to share another Wedding Wednesday Post next week!!! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017


Today is the last day to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! 

I wanted to share with ya'll the purchases I made so that you can hopefully scoop these items up before the sale ends!!!! Some of the items are already sold out, but if you have your heart set on any of these, they will restock items after the sale ends. 

Outfit Details: Navy Shirt: Nordstrom (true to size; wearing size small) // Slip-ons: Nordstrom (true to size) // Shades: Nordstrom (mine are already sold out, booooo! The ones linked are the exact same though... just different color & unfortunately, not on sale) 


Outfit Details: Faux Leather Shorts: Nordstrom (true to size) - pockets pucker out a little bit, I'm thinking about taking them to an alterations place to get the pocket stitched up a tad) // Ankle Strap Sandal: Nordstrom (true to size) // Blouse: Red Dress (wearing size medium)


Outfit Details: Cardigan: Nordstrom // White T-shirt: Nordstrom // Similar Slip-ons: Nordstrom // Leggings: Target 


Ankle Strap Sandal: Nordstrom


This sale is seriously amazing!!! There were so many more things I wanted to purchase, but I was trying to buy only staple pieces for fall/winter + my budget wouldn't allow it haha!!! 

Side note: I haven't been able to take many photos lately because my mom hasn't been able to come visit as much as she use to due to my crazy work schedule & her moving into the beach house. I mean who would blame her??!!! I wouldn't leave the beach if I was her! My fiancĂ© has been traveling every week for work it seems, so he hasn't been able to help out either! :( 

Don't worry, I've been trying to figure out a new way to get outfits captured for you!!! I might have to start bugging my friends! :) 

Lots of love!!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Outfit Details: Pineapple Beach Coverup: Belk // Infinity-Anchor Necklace: KJP // Sandals: old but similar HERE & HERE // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Nail Polish Color: Cajun Shrimp (OPI)

Ya'll... Isn't this cover-up the absolute cutest?!!! I mean.... I'm seriously OBSESSED! I have two different prints because I'm that in love! Ps. you can also wear this cover-up as a top if you get your typical size (a size small fits me as a top)! I sized up to a large so that it would be long enough to wear as a cover-up! This pineapple print has stolen my heart!!! I also have the Seahorse print as featured on my SHOP MY INSTAGRAM page, I've linked it HERE for you to purchase! The BEST part is you can buy 1 and get 1 50%!!! You won't regret this purchase! The tassels are the perfect touch to this fabulous beach cover-up!!!! Pineapples & Seahorses OH Myyyyyy! :)

The necklace I am wearing is something super special!!! I'm obsessed with anchors, infinity signs, and pearls... So the fact it's 3 in 1 makes me jump for JOY! This necklace will be on repeat all summer long!!!! KJP has the best jewelry selection for all you lovers of the sea! Be sure to check out their page and buy yourself something special, you won't be disappointed! 

Happy Thursday!!! Only one night shift stands between me and the WEEKEND!!! Yippieeeee! This weekend my fiance, parents and I are headed to visit my brother, his wife, my nieces, and nephew!!! I'm seriously so exited! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!! Lots of love to you all! Hugs & Kisses

Friday, June 9, 2017


OUTFIT DETAILS: Romper: Lilly Pulitzer || Hot Pink Clutch: GiGi New York || Sunglasses: Karen Walker || Gold Wedges: Michael Kors (old but linked similar HERE & HERE) || Beaded Bracelets: Lily and Laura || Tassel Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Watch: Michael Kors || White Enamel Bracelet: Hermes || Peridot Stone Ring: David Yurman 


We've made it to Friday ya'll or better yet, friYAYYYY! This week has been jammed packed with work and wedding planning!!! Who knew so much went into planning a wedding?!!! Not I, haha!!! With all that being said... I wanted to get your weekend started with a bright, colorful post!!! So excited to share my PINK FLAMINGO look with ya'll and talk about some of my favorite accessories!!! In my opinion the more accessories the better, haha!!! :) 

 There's no secret that I love wearing bright, colorful outfits!!! Nothing says cheerful more than wearing Lilly Pulitzer... and YA'LL... their summer outfits have been so on point!!! I literally want it all! This romper is one of the best purchases I've made this summer! I've already worn it a ton of times! I've dressed it up (as seen above), and I've dressed it down just by throwing on a simple sandal! The tassel ties in the back are my FAVE, such an awesome touch!!!! You won't be disappointed if you add this romper to your wardrobe! 
(I'm wearing a size small for size reference) 

Now, time to share my go to accessory, that's super affordable......So ya'll I can't say enough awesome things about Lily and Laura bracelets. For the past few years I've been obsessed! You won't find me without a Lily and Laura bracelet on. I just love adding a pop of color to every outfit! The really special thing about these beaded bracelets are that they are hand crocheted by the women of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and Lily and Laura pays these women above fair trade wages, which is life changing for them! I mean who doesn't want to support such an awesome cause?! Over one third of their total income goes back to Nepal! Talk about AWESOME! Not only are these beaded bracelets the missing accessory to every outfit but they are enhancing quality of life for these women. Take a look at their website - Lily and Laura Bracelets, there is such a wide variety in color choices!!! I love it because there is a color option for every one of my outfits! Plus, I always loving adding new colors to my collection! Building your personal arm candy stack is the way to go, 3 or more are $10 each with free shipping!!! Now go shop ladies, it's so FUN!

After work, I'm heading to babysit my nieces and nephew!!!! Ahhhh, I'm just so EXCITED! I'd love to know what you have planned this weekend?!!! Stay safe out there, and as always... thanks for stopping by!!!! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Happy Hump Day Friends! 

I know, I know... I've been MIA! I started my job as an RN in Feb., I put the blog on hold because I wanted to get the feel of things and dedicate my time to learning and growing as a new nurse! I also got put on night shift, so it's been quite an adjustment... But I'm loving every second of being a nurse!!! :) 

At the end of the day though, fashion still has a huge part of my heart! I just love getting to share outfit ideas with you all! Blogging is my outlet!!! So I decided to kick off my coming back with a little Memorial Day post! Hope you enjoy! :)

 Memorial Day Weekend is usually spent on the water with my family and friends! It's a day for remembering the brave men and women who died serving our country!!! A huge thank you goes out to those brave men and women and to their families and friends. Let us honor them and show our support for our country, the GREAT USA by wearing RED, WHITE, & BLUE! 
My Memorial Day outfit (featured in pics above) is from Sandy Toes Boutique. It's the cutest little boutique in Surf City, NC. Now that my family's beach house is finished in South Topsail, I find myself going into Sandy Toe's quite often!!! I mean, how could I not??!!! The store is adorable!!! My top and shorts are Joy Joy brand and I'm seriously obsessed! Joy Joy clothing items hold up so well. I kid you not.... I have Joy Joy pieces in my closet from High School that I still wear! Great investment!!! Unfortunately, I couldn't link my outfit... :( But don't worry, I've provided you all with a link to Sandy Toes Boutique and you can call and place your order over the phone! (I'm wearing a size small in both top and short for size reference). I also know my fave boutique in Wilmington, NC carries Joy Joy and they currently have the top and shorts in the same print so you can have a matching two piece set! You can call Lula Balou and order over the phone as well! 

  Below I have some different outfit ideas!!! If you see something you like just click the image and you will be directed to the site!!! 

~Memorial Day Outfit Ideas~

The items below are pre-order items! I wanted to include them because I'm seriously obsessed and since we are on the Red, White, & Blue train... I figured I would share these favorites of mine because they make for the perfect 4th of July outfit!!!!

Thank you for continuing to follow me on my blogging journey!!! Now I'm off to go work a night shift!!! :) Lots of love to you all!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Outfit Details: Floral Tunic: Show Me Your MuMu // White Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom // Boots: Payless // Sunnies: Ditto (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS for 1st month trial free) // Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff // Gold Studs: Tory Burch // Enamel Bracelet: Hermes // Watch: Michael Kors // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Barrel Ring: Michael Kors // Peridot Ring: David Yurman 

Cheer yourself up with a bright floral tunic and some white skinny jeans! My tunic is currently on sale, so be sure to check it out! :) I just love wearing bright colors in the winter, always makes me so happy!!! My white skinnies are a staple item in my closet throughout every season! One can never go wrong with wearing white - at least that is my motto! 

So my boots are from Payless Shoes and I am going to be real honest with ya'll..... I'm SO in LOVE with them!!!! I have literally worn them every day since I have gotten them! I mean how adorable are they?!!! Eeeekkk, I'm seriously obsessed! They are Airwalk and extremely comfy! I have linked all the Airwalk shoes above! There are so many fun boots and shoes by Airwalk so go check them out! 

I hope you all have been having a fantastic day.... You all deserve it!