Thursday, April 17, 2014


Today, I'm road-tripping with SW and my fam to Williamsburg for a little end-of-the-week giveaway. It's been a tradition since we were little, and though we normally visit in the summer, I'm excited to see Williamsburg in April. We'll be visiting Busch Gardens, too, but you'll see a little more about what we're doing tomorrow. For now, here's a little bit of life, lately.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jump Around

Now that warm weather is back, I can't wait to break out the rompers and jumpsuits. I won't be doing so as much considering I'm working full-time, but the weekends will definitely be romper-filled.
This week, I purchased this black romper from Shop Rifraff, and I can't wait to get it. In case it isn't obvious, I'm a fan of a fun and different back, and this romper will be perfect for a summer night out with friends.
Here are a few other rompers and jumpsuits that I would love to have in my closet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Calla Lily

dress: Tibi / shoes: Tory Burch / bracelet: J.Crew (similar) / mani: OPI's You're Such a Budapest / pup: Sophie

I am beyond obsessed with the Calla Lily dress -- and it is perfect for spring! This dress has so many elements: a vibrant print, bright colors, conservative neckline, and low back. I love how different it is and felt like a million bucks while wearing it. I wore it for the bridal shower, and I'm already ready to wear it again. I've had a lot of people ask where to get it, but unfortunately, the dress is from last year and is no longer available for purchase. Here are some other fun choices that are perfect for spring -- and even a few with a dramatic back.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Showers & Soirees: Kitchen Bridal Shower

To say that we had a great time at the bridal shower this weekend would be an understatement. It was such an easy and fun morning, and my cousin Madison was a stunning bride-to-be, of course. Along with gifts for her kitchen, guests brought recipe cards filled with great dishes and desserts to share with Madison. The great thing is that her hubby-to-be loves to cook, too, so they are fully prepared for the kitchen that they will soon share. The brunch was filled with laughter and love, great toasts and advice, sweet sentiments, wonderful recipes, and incredible gifts. Cheers to Madison!

Menu: Quiche / Fresh Fruit / Breakfast / Potatoes / Cornbread Muffins / Cake Pops / Cupcakes

Centerpieces: Mason Jar Floral Arrangements

Favors: Candy-Filled Mason Jars

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Spring 5

It is finally starting to really feel like spring! I'm hoping this random cold-weather days are long gone -- until fall! I've been looking forward to this weekend for quite awhile. Not only am I headed back to the east coast, but I am also hosting my cousin's bridal shower and I'm so excited it is finally here!
1// Bridal Showers
Madison and I are only 3 weeks apart, so we have always been both cousins and friends. We grew up together, did beach trips, vacations, and the like, and even went to the same school until we moved to Wilmington. We don't get to see each other nearly as much, but I am beyond excited to be able to stand next to her on her wedding day. Excited for a fun kitchen shower this weekend!
2// Shower Favors
Here's a sneak peek for the shower this weekend -- just as little favor, we are doing candy-filled mason jars, going along with the mason jar theme of the invitations.
3// Garden Parties
On Tuesday, I shared a little bit about the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Today is the Garden Party, which is most certainly the biggest party of the festival! The Summerall Guards from the Citadel perform, and so many people, both Wilmington locals and visitors, spend the day at Airlie Gardens eating Southern food, drinking, and enjoying a gorgeous part of Wilmington. It is killing me that I'm missing it -- but work calls, and I'll be taking off a few days next week for a little mini-vacay (details next week!).
4// Pretty Drinks
How gorgeous are these Coconut Strawberry Daiquiris?! With this warmer weather, these look like the perfect accomplice to an evening on the porch.
Coconut Strawberry Daiquiris
5// The New Look
Last, but certainly not least, I am beyond pleased with this new look of Southern Style. Thank you all so much for the sweet comments yesterday! So glad you love it as much as I do.
Hope you have a great Friday!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A New Look

Guess what has a new look? I'm beyond excited about the new look of Southern Style -- and a huge thank you to Erin over at Two Thirds Hazel for a fab new design! If you are looking for a new blog design, you should definitely check her out. Such a quick and easy process!

 There may still be a few more changes here and there, so bear with me -- but this new look is here to stay. I hope you love it as much as I do! I'm excited for this next phase of Southern Style -- it's grown more than I ever really thought, but then again, when I started blogging, I had no expectations!

I also met with a few blogger friends last night. I've known Melissa from Simply Sweet Melissa for awhile now, but I had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin from Southern Curls and Pearls and Allison from In The Queen City. It was so nice to catch up with Melissa and get the chance to meet new blogger friends!
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