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March 30, 2017

5 Things I'm Excited About For Spring

Top: Cabi Clothing (c/o) |  Jeans: Express  |  Shoes: Report  |  Purse: Dooney and Bourke (different color)  | Watch: Michael Kors 

Top: Cabi Clothing (c/o) |  Jeans: Express  |  Shoes: Report  |  Purse: Dooney and Bourke (different color)  | Watch: Michael Kors

I can almost feel the weather settling into pretty consistent warmth. Almost. But since its still a little wishy washy, I am cherishing the pretty days we get here in the bluegrass state. Between me and you though, I'm itching for full blown sunshine and singing birds haha. Zero patience over here.

If you're like me, then you slowly add pieces into your wardrobe to help ring in a new season. That's why I was so excited when Cabi Clothing reached out and wanted to collar in celebration of their new Yacht Club collection. Ya'll the pieces are beautiful. I will be styling a few of my favorites here on the blog over the next few days but today its all about this gorgeous shoulder tie tank.

Tank tops usually get labeled as frumpy and super casual but Im so excited that Cabi broke that mold with this printed orange and white top (and another top that I get to share with ya'll next week). The feminine ties are so much fun plus this print will look gorgeous on everyone!

Before I leave ya'll for the day I wanted to share some things that I'm super excited about for spring! Make sure you drop your favorites below too! Happy Thursday!

5 Things I'm Excited About For Spring 

1. Afternoons at Keenland and Downs After Dark events at Churchill Downs. Pretty dresses, sunshine and bourbon; sign me up!
2. Going to the farmers market on the weekends. I love picking up fresh vegetables and yummy macaroons.
3. Peonies finally coming back in season. Seriously ya'll they are my favorite flower ever and I can't wait to put them up in my bedroom and my new office.
4. Outdoor eating. Self explanatory really.
5. Thunder over Louisville and all the super fun pre Derby events! There's so much going on in Louisville its hard to keep up but its such a fun time to be in Kentucky.

March 28, 2017

Work Wear + Pops Of Color

Top: Ann Taylor  |  Skirt: Who What Wear  |  Shoes: Charlotte Russe  | Earrings: H&M (similar and similar)

When I got my new big girl job one of the first thoughts in my head was "oh my gosh what am I gonna wear"?! Transitioning from my all black all the time wardrobe to something a little more freeing was exciting but daunting at the same time. For one almost everything in my closet would need to be replaced and I also didn't want to fall into that "work wear is boring" trap I know a lot of people slip into. So I've sort of embarked on this journey where I'm trying to both build my work wardrobe and stock up on some really great pieces.

Thank goodness for Target, the place where all my money goes to die and my mother for introducing me to this amazing skirt from Who What Wear. I always love the collabs that Target does with other brands and celebrities but if you're a working woman like me you have to check out this full collection. Its so chic and young but classic enough to wear to the office.

I'm also loving Ann Taylor's options like this lantern sleeve blouse. You can wear it a million different ways but be careful because it does snag super easily. I did add my super old tassel earrings to spice things up a bit. They might be a tad bit too much for work but for you guys I had to add a little somethin' somethin'.

I'd love to hear some of your favorite places to shop for office wear! I'm still on the look out for more great pieces. I can't wait to share what I find here with ya'll.

March 27, 2017

March Madness + 5 Lessons I Learned In College

Tee: Shop Local Kentucky  |  Jeans: American Eagle  |  Shoes: Converse  |  Necklace: Calypso Boutique

There's really nothing like March Madness in Kentucky. NOTHING. As many of you know I went to the University of Kentucky for 4 years, so I've been able to experience that Kentucky crazy first hand. Needless to say I had and still continue to have countless mini heart attacks every time the cats play, but oh how I miss those simple days running around Lexington after a big win.

And even though we lost last night, I'm still super proud of my alma matter and the lessons that I learned during my 4 years in Cat country. Plus I was not going to let this outfit go to waste. So today I wanted to share this super cute and casual March Madness look and 10 lessons I learned in college (outside the classroom).

Tee: Shop Local Kentucky  |  Jeans: American Eagle  |  Shoes: Converse  |  Necklace: Calypso Boutique

1. It's completely okay to not know what you want to do with your life. That kind of self discovery takes time for some people. I know for me, I changed my major my sophomore year and never looked back but even then I would always say "I don't know what I'm doing" because I didn't. I've even had a few hiccups since graduation when it came to finding a job, but God is so faithful and it's seriously all come full circle now.

2. Take advantage of every resource around you and create your own opportunities. From joining clubs to utilizing your schools gym and academic advisers, you have SO MUCH at your finger tips when you enroll in a university. A lot of people I went to school with took little to no advantage of all of the amazing resources and struggled unnecessarily as a result. So ask questions, get involved, all the things!

3. Boys will always be there. Seriously, always haha. So don't stress over them. Self explanatory.

4. I wasn't as "together" as I thought I was. For me college was a hard fast eye opener on who I was as a person. I grew up very overprotected so having limitless freedoms kind of got the best of me and negatively affected both me and some of my relationships. Thank God for my amazing friends for helping snap me back to reality. And even those that time was hard to go through, I'm glad it happened because the strength I've been able to draw from it has been amazing in helping me get over things faster as an adult.

5. Traveling is good for the soul. I traveled abroad twice when I was at UK and they were hands down some of my favorite memories to date. So if you have any opportunity to travel abroad take them. I promise you will not regret it.

I look back on all my memories from UK with nothing but love and happiness! Some days I seriously wish I could go back and relive it all, the social parts at least. So if you're still in school don't stop pushing and enjoy every second, it goes by way too quick.

Before I leave ya'll today I want to highlight this super cute shirt from Shop Local Ky. It's so soft and comfy plus the brand as a whole seriously makes the funniest tees ever. Like this Banners Earned, Couches Burned and this Kentucky Attitude with Drake Feelings tee haha. So if you're ever in Lexington make sure you pay them a visit. I know you'll find something that you love!

March 22, 2017

My Go To Spring Outfit

Top: Dillards (similar and similar)  |  Jeans: Express  |  Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Can you believe I've owned this shirt since October and this is my first time wearing it?! I honestly forgot it was hanging in my closet because I purchased it at Dillard's during their HUGE January sale earlier this year (for just $12 I might add). So naturally I couldn't wear it back then, so it got stashed away in the back of my closet with all my other summer beauties.

But as I was prepping for this shoot I stumbled upon it and fell in love all over again. The style is perfect, strapless with a high low detail. I can wear it with high waisted skirts, jeans or even high waisted shorts once it gets a little warmer. I can already tell its going to become one of my go to pieces for spring.

Anyways, I hope you guys have an amazing hump day. I am currently en route to Wisconsin and I'm so excited. I've never been before but anyplace thats all about the cheese is alright in my book. 

See ya'll tomorrow!