Thursday, March 19, 2015

Snow Day Recap

Since the first official day of Spring is tomorrow, I figured I would close out winter by showing a few pics from the massive NC snow we had a few weeks ago. The highlight was making a Southern Proper snowman with one of my friends who lives closely.

Southern Proper snowman! Also, if you look really closely you can see I brought some brightness to a snowy day by wearing my Hotty Pink First Impression Lilly sunnies!

Snow falling at midnight on February 26, 2015. Though it was so cool how my iPhone made it look like it was the middle of the day!

The snow was so pretty but I am so ready for Spring!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Featured Outfit: Go Tigers!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I attended the Clemson-NC State baseball series in Raleigh this past weekend. The Friday game was cold (temps in upper 30's) the Saturday game was significantly warmer (temps in mid 50's), and the Sunday game was even warmer (temps in upper 60's). I took advantage of the spring-like weather on Sunday and wore my orange Lilly Pulitzer Cassie dress sans tights. My South Carolina Murfee scarf made an appearance in this ensemble as well. The print has some orange in it, so I really like how it looks with a solid orange dress. It was a beautiful day to be outside cheering on my Tigers. I definitely got some sun!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Cassie Dress; Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer South Carolina Murfee; Boots: Ariat; Earrings: Sheila Fajl Jewelry; Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelet: Handmade by my aunt!

Go Tigers!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday y'all. I'm linking up with A. Liz Adventures again this week and sharing a few things I'm loving! I can't believe it's March already!

1. Lauren James "Fourth & Goal" Sweet Tee

I'm showing off another one of my long-sleeved Lauren James Sweet Tees I got during her birthday sale. Since spring football practice began this week, I figured this "Fourth & Goal" design was very appropriate.

2. Clemson Baseball Game

One of my dearest friends, who is like a mom to me, has a son on the Clemson baseball team. They are in Raleigh this weekend for a three game series against NC State. I got to catch the last few innings of the game today and saw the Tigers get a 6-4 victory and plan to go to the games on Saturday and Sunday as well. I wore my Lilly Pulitzer South Carolina Murfee scarf for the game on Friday, since it has a little bit of orange in the print. Also, I conveniently had a "Beat NC State" sticker left over from when I went to the Clemson-NC State football game back in the fall. It was fun gathering together some accessories to turn NC State orange. Go Tigers! 

3. Poolside Lunch
We had a teaser of spring in North Carolina on Wednesday of this week, so I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and ate my lunch outside by the pool! Can't wait for this to be an everyday occurrence.

4. Orange Tory Burch Crossbody

Back in the fall I found this great orange nylon Tory Burch cross body at a consignment shop. It's great to take to Clemson baseball games (like this weekend!) and tailgates, as well as any place you want to take a smaller purse but don't necessarily want to carry a leather one. As you can see, it has an interior zip pocket, two interior open pockets, as well as an exterior zip compartment and an exterior open pocket. It easily holds my essentials and is a fun addition to my purse collection! I have used it a lot over the past several months.

5. It's March
I also get excited whenever the calendar turns to March. While the beginning of the month is still a bit chilly, I know that spring is just around the corner! The college basketball fanatic in me can't wait for March Madness. Two weeks from now is the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, which is one of my favorite weekends of the year, since there is pretty much non-stop college basketball on TV for four days straight. My birthday is also this month, and even though I don't particularly care for the getting a year older part, I do enjoy a chance to gather with friends and celebrate.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Featured Outfit: I Love South Carolina

I have lived the majority of my life in North Carolina, and love so many things about the Tar Heel State. However, I went to college in South Carolina, and also lived there for a little less than three years as a post-college 20-something. As much as I enjoy life in NC, I miss SC very much and go back frequently to visit some of my dearest friends. When Lilly first introduced the Murfee scarves in six different state prints back in Fall 2012, I asked for the North Carolina one for Christmas. However, last summer I decided I needed the South Carolina Murfee too, because the print kept becoming more and more beautiful to me, and I realized more and more how much my time living in South Carolina shaped me as a person. I bought the SC Murfee in August 2014 when Lilly did a gift with purchase promotion. Here's how I styled it when I wore it to church about a month ago. It was an unseasonably warm February day, so I didn't need tights.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Cassie Dress; Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Scarf in South Carolina print; Shoes: Tory Burch Silver Reva Flats; Earrings: Sheila Fajl Jewelry Everybody's Favorite Hoop; Watch: Michael Kors

I also like how the SC print has some orange in it, which would look great with an orange top to support my Clemson Tigers! I'm a lifelong UNC Tar Heels fan, but have grown to love Clemson too, thanks to a dear friend who I met in SC who is a hard core Clemson fan!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Outfit: Escapade in the Everglades

I got the Lilly Pulitzer Corrine Dress in "Escape in the Everglades" for a great deal from my favorite Lilly signature store during the After Party Sale at the beginning of the year. I wore it to church several weeks ago and "winterized" it with a down puffer vest, brown tights, and boots. This is a great dress because it can easily be "winterized" since the print isn't overly summery. It will also be a great transitional piece for early spring days where it's warm enough to ditch the tights but still cool enough for long sleeves. Here's how I styled it earlier in the winter:

Outfit Details:
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer; Vest: L.L. Bean; Tights: Merona for Target; Boots: Ariat Heritage Western R-toe boots; Earrings: Sheila Fajl Jewelry; Bracelet: Lily and Laura; Pearls: Honora; Watch: Michael Kors


Featured Outfit: Peppermint Stripes

I am way behind on winter Featured Outfit posts. Winter is almost over, thank goodness! As much as I dislike the cold weather, I still manage to put together some ensembles that I enjoy wearing. I wore the following back in December 2014, when I visited one of my best friends for a weekend of Christmas-y fun. This striped sweater was great to wear during the Christmas season because the pink and green stripes made me feel like a piece of peppermint candy. Depending on the weather, it could also be a great top for St. Patrick's Day in a couple weeks.

Outfit Details:
Top: Lilly Pulitzer Maria Sweater; Jeans: Joe's; Shoes: Tory Burch Silver Reva Flats, Necklace: Lilly Pultizer Goodie Goodie Necklace; Earrings: Sheila Fajl "Everybody's Favorite Hoop"; Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelets: Kate Spade Idiom bangles


Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday! It's been another week of crazy winter weather in the South. I am linking up again with A. Liz Adventures for another Friday Five. Here are a few things I'm loving this week:
1. Southern Snow
This past Wednesday night it snowed several inches, which is A LOT for central North Carolina. I am not a fan of cold weather and winter, but I enjoy a rare event like this! The snow started a little after 9:00pm and just kept coming down. I enjoyed watching it fall and was so excited I didn't go to bed until almost 3:00am! This picture was taking from my balcony at around 12:30am, but it looks like daytime because the sky is so white and there is illumination from street lights. I had a snow day from work on Thursday. Stay tuned for a snow day recap post!

2. Lilly Pulitzer Madeline Sunglasses
I bought these fun Lilly Pulitzer sunglasses in the Hotty Pink First Impression print back in the fall and have worn them a lot over the past couple weeks. They provide a pop of brightness to this frigid winter weather we have been experiencing in NC lately.

3. South Carolina Pendant Necklace
I'm a North Carolina girl, but South Carolina holds a special place in my heart. The Palmetto State is my other home, since I went to college there, lived there for a few years post-college, and have dear friends who live there whom I frequently visit. I have a North Carolina pendant necklace like this, but recently decided I needed the South Carolina one too. I ordered mine from Lydia Lister Jewelry. I met Lydia through my former Bible Study leader who is a second mom to me. She is so sweet and has awesome customer service. Lydia sells multiple brands of jewelry, and many of the pieces she carries are under $30! Check out her website as well as her Instagram (@lydialisterjewelry). She will often post pieces on Instagram before they are available on her website, so I encourage following her!

4. Kate Spade Mug

I found this adorable pink Kate Spade mug at my TJ Maxx right before Thanksgiving. It has gotten a lot of use over the past week or so as the snow and frigid temperatures have increased my hot chocolate consumption!

5. Lauren James ASAP Sweet Tee

I want to show off another one of the super comfy long-sleeved Sweet Tees I got from the big Lauren James sales a few weeks ago. The coral color is very pretty, and I love the As Southern As Possible design on the back.

Hope y'all have a great weekend. Hang in there- just a few more weeks until spring!