Today's post was HIGHLY requested and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with ya'll. If you know me then you know how much I love to pick up a fork. I'm a true foodie at heart and I get more excited than I probably should about sitting down to the dinner table. I think my southern roots are mostly to blame but who am I kidding, I'm pretty sure I would have ended up obsessed with sauces and seasonings and cocktails regardless.

So today I wanted to sit down and finally share some the best, at least in my opinion, places to eat in Louisville. Granted I haven't eaten at EVERY restaurant this city has to offer, but I've been around the block a time or two. I have included a few places I still want to visit as well just in case you wanna know what's on my radar. So if you live in Louisville let me know if you've ever been to any of the places listed below and please PLEASE share your favorites with me too. I apologize in advance for the length of this post.

Wiltshire Bakery and Cafe: Even though I use to only go here for coffee and croissant I've recently stated eating eating here and oh my goodness. Besides the fact that they have the best damn iced latte I've ever had, their homemade pasta's like the one above are TO DIE FOR!

Please and Thank You: I love the vibe of this place...super laid back and chill. They also have great coffee, lavender lemonade and amazing chocolate chip cookies!

Toast on Market: After a night out this is usually where me and my friends gather on Sunday mornings to recap and sip on mimosas. Some of my favorites here are the breakfast burger, the hash brown casserole and their rotating mimosa of the day!

Louvino: This one is a favorite of mine for bunch, lunch and dinner! The menu is so so good ya'll! From the filet and eggs and the chicken biscuit sliders to the brussels sprouts, the chicken tacos and the steak and fries you seriously cannot go wrong. They also have some pretty sweet wine flights too, my favorite individual bottle is called Sexual Chocolate lol.

Guacamole: Best guacamole EVER EVER! My favorite is the Yucateco. I also always get the Suizas which are shrimp and crabmeat enchiladas. And I'm not talking baby shrimp either my friends, these are the jumbos!

El Taco Luchador: My favorite place to grab tacos in Louisville. They are all so flavorful and the corn on the cob is a must. Yes it's messy to eat but it's so unbelievably worth it!

The Eagle: You get fried chicken here ya'll but I really come for the sides, the bourbon punch and the hot honey sauce! SO SO GOOD!

Feast BBQ: Everything at Feast is good ya'll. EVERYTHING. But I feel like it is my duty to tell you that the mac and cheese and collard greens are non negotiable and delicious AF.

Dragon Kings Daughter: Located in the Highlands this is one of my favorite sushi spots. I always get the stuffed wontons, the dipity role and the don't hurt em roll.

Garage Bar: Tucked in the heart of NuLu this place is a great hangout on nights and weekends. They have great pizza and their wings are delicious!!

Artesano Tapas: I love tapas restaurant because you get to order a whole bunch of stuff to taste share with everyone at the table.

Brix Wine Bar: I love a good pasta and for me it's all about the sauce. If its not flavorful or too runny I'm over it before I even start. But this place has THE BEST chicken carbonara and the sauce is MONEY. Like, seriously the best.

Mercato Italiano: I could honestly go on and on about how much I love this place. Eating here for the first time my friend Olivia and I read the menu and seriously got mad that we couldn't just order everything haha. Like, why is that not an option. This would be a great spot for a date night or a GNO.

What's On My Radar
- Le Moo
- Lox Louisville
- Stout
- Louisville Cream
- Anywhere with a dope patio

It's no secret that I mostly watch football for the beer and buffalo chicken dip, but I'm actually genuinely excited to watch this weekend's UofL vs. Clemson game. For one I got way to emotionally invested when they played each other last year and I also really want to wear this outfit because...HELLO! Crop top Morgan is coming out to play once again and I can't even lie, I was 100% feelin' myself when we shot these photos. That's how you know you've found a winner!

I can honestly always count on Victoria's Secret Pink to deliver that good good when it comes to UofL/UK merchandise so I scooped up this cropped hoodie the second I saw it. It's super soft and has just enough game day oomph without being too much. And if you're headed to the UofL game this weekend too stop by Victoria's Secret and they'll get you together! Of course I know you're probably tired of seeing me in these Express jeans but what can I say, they're my favorite because they make my curves look vah vah voom!

Anyways I hope ya'll like todays look! I've honestly really enjoyed putting together these tailgate looks for football season; make sure you check out my UK inspired look from earlier this week. I think I'm going to incorporate a few more of them throughout the season because it'll encourage me to participate in athletic like activities, aka the above mentioned beer and buffalo chicken dip lol. Ya'll have a great weekend!

Crop Hoodie  |  Jeans  |  Heels


Even though I'm a summer baby through and through, I'm pretty sure fall is my favorite season. I love layers and scarfs (check out my post on scarfs under $25 HERE) and pumpkin spice lattes #basic and anything to do with fall like activities... I WANT IT ALL. But I know sometimes the weather changes so fast and you don't have time to get the wardrobe together, at least it does for me every single year. 

That's why lately I've been stocking up on one and done's; those easy and out the door outfits that are perfect for this in between weather while you prep for fall. Old Navy has so many great transitional pieces right now but I fell in love with this plaid shirt dress. It's classic and neural so I can add so much to make it pop, and it's comfy AF. And it comes in 3 other colors and is under $35! BUY IT haha you won't be sorry.


I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid my mom would find me making up stories in my room before putting them down on paper; Crayola crayon illustrations to match. I don't know why, but it was always my "thing" and I loved sharing stories and telling stories to anyone who would listen. At one point I seriously thought I was going to be Carrie Bradshaw when I grew up, most days I still do. And if we're pin pointing where the idea of "writing for a living" came from, I'm pretty sure it began with her.

Fast forward twenty something years to when I was a senior in college. I was still writing, still telling stories and on the inside I was scared AF about graduation. I mean I was terrified ya'll and thinking about all the steps I needed to take to set myself up for life post grad had me frozen in place. I literally did not one single thing to prepare.

That semester I had this writing class and sat next to this girl Addison every day. We got to talking, became friends and one day she started telling me about her blog. I'd heard of blogs before; at the time I was so obsessed with Courtney Kerr and how she quit her cushy corporate job to start her blog What Courtney Wore (now Kerrently), so I was intrigued by someone that I know owning one too. I started searching around and became fascinated with this industry and knew right away that it could help me. I desperately needed an outlet; anything to share what I was going through.

The landscape and content of MGC has changed so much in the last 4 years since I started. I could honestly kick myself for not taking it seriously back then but everything really does happen for a reason and I can honestly say that this blog has been one of the biggest joys in my life and I'm just getting started.

Even though most of the time I'm literally making shit up as I go, I do get questions from people who want to start a blog. So I've left some tips below for those of you that are interested.

1. Check Yourself
Now that blogging is a "thing", so many people get into it for the money and the Insta fame. If that's what you want then okay, I'm Gucci with that, just make sure you check yourself and understand why your diving into this pool. Because blogging is HARD. It just is. Coming up with engaging content, shooting and writing that content, building a social media following that's engaging and's not just pretty photos on Instagram. And I've found, like with anything else, if you're in it ONLY for the money and the fame, you usually won't last as long as someone with genuine intentions. So check yourself, then decide to start a blog.

2. Pick A Name and Set Up Your Site
This too is hard, at least it was for me. When I first set out to name my online space I kept coming up with crappy cliche names that I quickly tossed in my "no" pile. I finally gave up the charade and literally stumbled upon this quote:

"She's a mess of gorgeous can see it in her eyes..."

And I was like....yup. This is it. Not only did that quote describe my life at the inception of this blog, but it was a description of my personality since birth. I wanted to create this place where I could share and celebrate life; the beautiful moments and the chaotic highs and lows while I learned to make the most of the in between.

But you can honestly name your blog whatever you want, it is after all a reflection of you.

4. Engagement Is King
One of the best things to come out of this blog is all of the friends I've made along the way from all across this country. The community is such a beautiful thing if you dive into it and genuinely interact with everyone. Plus if you're goal is to one day work with brands on campaigns, engagement is king. Especially in a day and age when any Joe shmoe can buy followers on the internet for $20. So be a friend and make some friends!

5. Have Fun
When it's all said and done, the reason I keep coming back to this thing is because I love it. Even if 10 people read My Gorgeous Chaos it is MINE. And it continues to bring me so much joy. Stress sometimes too haha but mostly joy, and that is my why. I want the joy that I feel writing and sharing everyday to inspire you to do something gorgeous in your own life.

As always friends make sure you join me on the gram! FOLLOW ME HERE and I'll see you tomorrow.

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