Archives for August 2018

Weekend Wants – Labor Day Sales

A few finds from where I would (will) totally shop this weekend.



J.Crew 40% everything with code: BIGSALE // Anthro is having extra 40% off women’s clothing and home // Old Navy 50% off jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts and dresses! 

The Beauty of Aurate

*this blog post is sponsored by Aurate New York, but the words and opinions are all my own.

I truly have a weakness for simple, classic and timeless jewelry. I also love a good American brand and the lovely folks at Aurate check all those boxes.

I was actually kinda giddy when they reached out – I love adding to my ring stacks and on occasion I’ll buy I new pair of studs that I’ll basically wear a whole year never switching out.

That’s pretty much how I roll – I like jewelry that I can just leave on and not worry about.

Their danty ring with 3 tiny pavé diamonds was just the ticket. I was sold.

A few cool facts about Aurate before I forget:

  1. Everything is handcrafted in New York City (my fav!)
  2. “REAL (recycled) gold. Honest pricing.” is their thing
  3. Super cute (inspiring) founders
  4. Their ethics are on point
  5. With every purchase they donate a book to a kid who needs it*
  6. They started a “try on” at home box where you can try on up to 5 pieces of jewelry without the commitment.

A few of my favorite pieces of theirs (which was really hard to narrow down) include their twist diamond ring, diamond stud bar earrings and icon necklace.

All of their necklaces are swoon worthy though and can be accessed here.

Since I’ve had their ring, I’ve worn it every single day. No issues with it whats so ever and it’s crazy to think this beautiful piece of jewelry is UNDER $250.

Whether you looking to just treat yourself (heck, I totally get it) or you need a special gift for someone – you seriously can’t go wrong. So take a minute and scour Aurate New York and fall in love with their mission, their style and beautiful aesthetic. And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram for instant mood boosters.

*I loved the packaging that came along with the ring. It made it feel even more valuable with the craftsman-ship details and specifics on what sweet kid received a new book. 

5 Things

1 // Old Navy Shopping Cart

They have so many good things right now – I’m dying to go. Most of these are in my online cart, but with Old Navy I prefer to try things on – what do you think?


2 // Lilly’s Home Tour on AD 

I love how eclectic it is – warm, lived in but still really cool. She also has an endearing personality so I could watch her talk about her house for hours. Photo by: Leslee Mitchell

3 // Sugar Obsessed 

I use their lip treatment on the daily – but these new flavors and packaging have me wanting all of them. Living in FL melt proof products are essential.


4 // Sharp Objects

YOU GUYS! We just finished this and it’s literally insane. Like crazy, weird, insane. Amy Adams did an amazing job – the whole cast did really. As much as I’m bummed there won’t be a second season, I’m kinda relieved – my psyche needs a break. Watch though if you like a solid gothic, horror type of show.

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5 // Dining Room Goals

Forget the super formal dining room set up – love how comfy and cozy this is. I would without a doubt want to eat every meal here.



Jumpsuit Love Continues

A super delayed outfit post (back from our trip to the Bahamas!) but still relevant because it’s STILL summer.

Pretty sure I’ll be wearing this well into fall with cozy cardigans and sweaters – it’s just too good. My love for jumpsuits runs deep.

jumpsuit c/o abercrombie & fitch 



Weekend Wants

More neutrals, faux blooms, glass soap dispensers – and more Old Navy shoes! So good!


Heat Wave

It doesn’t matter if it’s overcast, raining, blue skies – you can bet in August it’s going to be sweltering.
Our Summers last awhile and when I saw awhile it’s a crap shoot if we get decent temps by Halloween.

Usually by the time August is over though, I get excited for Fall things – like candles, fall decor, pumpkin all the things, but since the weather just doesn’t match that we’ll make a trip to  North Georgia to see some friends in September and maybe swing a New York in Sept/Oct.

But until then I’ll stop hating on Summer and take it all wearing suits and whites til I can’t.




photos: abby cox

suit c/o abercrombie & fitch | shirt c/o everlane | sunnies zara

5 Things

1 // BLACK is IN

Seriously, being back to work and going through inspiration images, I keep coming back to black. Am I crazy? It feels different and current without being overly trendy. #swoon

2 // Disc Space

Loving all the big and bright gold disc necklaces lately – but this one is super sweet. Her baby names are adorable too.


3 // For the Babes

Love this t-shirt and the message. My dad asked for donations to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital for his birthday yesterday and it reminded me of what a special cause it is. Anything for kiddos, I’m in.

4 // BOOT Season
Never to early to prep – loving these styles from American Eagle all under $100! You can shop a few here:


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5 // Note Taker

I never did this with Hudson – it was all electronic and basically in blog posts, but I love the idea of having something tangible at all times to hand write something special.


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