Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Outfit: Elephant Ears

Here's another Labor Day weekend outfit that I wore out to breakfast and to grab coffee at the beach. That's it for summer outfit posts on the blog until next year- but I just had to share this one before we got too far into Fall as well!

Top: Lilly Pulitzer Leila Top in Sky Blue; Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer Hayden Beach Skirt in Elephant Ears; Shoes: Tory Burch Miller Sandals; Bag: Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody; Necklace: J.Crew Factory; Watch: Michael Kors; Sunnies: Kate Spade


Featured Outfit: It's A Zoo

Before we get too far into Fall, here's another favorite summer outfit I wore during Labor Day weekend at the beach! I love Lilly's It's A Zoo print because it has elephants and pandas all in the same print!

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer McCallum Dress in It's A Zoo (Spring 2014 line); Shoes: Tory Burch Miller Sandals; Pearls: UNC Spirit Pearls; Bracelets: J.Crew bangle and UNC Spirit Pearls; Earrings: Kate Spade; Watch: Michael Kors; Bag: Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody

Back of the dress


Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Five

Happy Friday y'all! I'm looking forward to a weekend at home with zero plans except to squeeze in some final warm weather pool time and watch college football. Hoping both my Tar Heels and Clemson Tigers can pull off wins! Here are a few things I'm loving this week:

1. Lilly Pulitzer Tusk Tusk Cuff Bracelet

I had been eyeing this gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer elephant cuff bracelet for the past month, so when they had their Lucky In Lilly promotion last week I finally gave in and got it! As y'all know, I am obsessed with elephants and can't get enough elephant items- whether it's clothes, jewelry, stuffed animals, figurines, etc! 

2. New Karen Kingsbury Book
(see #3 for pic)
I am super excited that my favorite author, Karen Kingsbury, recently released her newest novel, Angels Walking. It's also the first book in a new series. I've only read the first two chapters so far because I haven't had a ton of time to just sit and read, but I hope to change that this weekend! I have yet to read anything by KK I don't like!

3. Pumpkin Spice Lattes Return
Pumpkin Spice Latte season is here and I've already had two! (Will probably bump that number up to three after the weekend.) I order my PSLs with just 1.5 pumps of pumpkin syrup and no whip or topping. I like that the flavor is a little less overpowering this way, and makes me feel good about it being healthier. I recently spent some time on my lunch break enjoying a Pumpkin Spice Latte and reading a little bit in the newest Karen Kingsbury book (see Item 2)

4. Fall into Pink & Green
It has unofficially been Fall for over two weeks now, but Fall really officially begins next week. I thought the September cover page in my Lilly Pulitzer Agenda was absolutely precious. It incorporates the Elephant Ears print (one of my favorites obviously) with this cute saying.

5. Forgiveness
One of my friends recently posted this quote about forgiveness on Instagram, which spoke to me really strongly. This year I have learned more about forgiveness than ever before, both in confessing my sin asking others to forgive me, as well as forgiving others who have sinned against me. Forgiveness is so important because as this quote points out, when we fail to forgive we are only harming ourselves. Most importantly, we need to forgive others who have hurt us because God forgave us first by sending His perfect son Jesus, who was completely without sin, to die a painful, humiliating death on the cross to atone for our sins. What helps me to forgive others is reminding myself that my offenses against God are FAR greater than any offenses someone has committed against me. I don't deserve the forgiveness of God, yet He freely extends it to me through Christ. Therefore, when I fail to forgive others I am denying the seriousness of my sin against the Lord. My pastor taught a whole Sunday School lesson on this last fall and it was so powerful! I have also learned that humans don't always forgive perfectly, because we're well, human. Yet I can always take comfort and find the joy in the fact that I serve an amazing God who not only forgives perfectly, but continues to pursue me relentlessly despite my brokenness!!!

Hope y'all have a great weekend! Go Tar Heels and Go Tigers!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Featured Outfit: Crazy Cat House Liz Shift

Here is another favorite outfit I wore out to dinner during a girls' beach weekend this past summer:
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Liz Shift in Crazy Cat House; Shoes: Tory Burch Miller Sandals; Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelets: Kate Spade Idiom Bangels; Pearls
(And you can't see them super well in this picture, but I also wore my Tory Burch gold logo earrings.)

I love the Liz shift not only because it's a Lilly dress that shares a name with me, but it's such a classic style and the fit is very flattering. I love the lace applique trim and the pockets! 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Outfit: Stripes

Before we get too far into Fall, I want to do a few belated Featured Outfit posts on some of my favorite outfits I wore this summer. First up is this fun striped cotton knit dress. I just love the color combination!

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Caleb Dress; Shoes: Tory Burch Miller Sandals; Sunnies: Tory Burch; Bag: Tory Burch Classic Amanda Hobo; Watch: Michael Kors; Pearls

Close up of my stack: Mint green and white Kate Spade Idiom bangles and a Lilly Pulitzer elephant bangle


Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Five

Here are a few things I'm loving this week:

1. Lilly Pulitzer Callahan Shorts in Multi Lioness Patch
This is another one of my prizes from the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. The patches feature some of my favorite prints from Lilly's Spring 2014 collection, including Sunnyside, It's A Zoo, and Crazy Cat House. I look forward to wearing them next summer!

2. Mini Golf at the Beach
I went to the beach with one of my best friends over Labor Day weekend, and we played mini golf. For some reason it is more fun at the beach than anywhere else!

3. UNC Bell Tower on Game Day
There's nothing like seeing the Bell Tower against Carolina blue skies playing UNC fight songs and the alma mater on Game Day in Chapel Hill. I got this shot last Saturday.

4. Tory Burch Silver Revas
I had been wanting to add some gray or silver Tory Burch flats to my collection, because they will go with everything and work with black or gray tights in the winter. So when I saw that the Tory Burch website had these beauties ON SALE I jumped at the opportunity. I'm very pleased with my purchase and their arrival makes the end of sandal season in the not-too-distant future seem a little less sad.

5. Roarrrrange by Essie
This orange nail color by Essie is perfect for Fall, and for Clemson! The name of the polish makes it even more appropriate to wear in support of the Tigers!

Hope y'all have a great weekend!