Monday, November 10, 2014

A Trip Back + Giveaway

top: Target, vest: Marshalls (similar and love this one), jeans: Forever 21, boots: Frye, sunglasses: Ray-Ban, bag: Michael Kors

This weekend, Stephen and I went to Statesville for a party to celebrate our friends' upcoming wedding. Statesville is only about 25 minutes from Birkdale Village, where I used to live, so on Sunday, we headed back to a favorite brunch spot and shopped around a little bit. We walked by my old apartment as well, and it was definitely bittersweet. Although I am much happier being closer to my hometown and to my family, I definitely miss my fist big-girl home, the atmosphere of BV, and all of the experiences I had there. We took a few impromptu pictures on the hill of which my apartment overlooked. It was great to be back, for sure, and I know we will be back soon.





I am super excited to be teaming up with Shannon of Upbeat Soles and 25 other amazing bloggers to give away a $400 Nordstrom gift card to help celebrate Shannon's birthday and one year blogiversary! How amazing would it be to win a $400 gift card right before the Holidays?! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below, remember the more entries you make the better chance you have to win! This is an international giveaway so everyone can enter! The giveaway will be open until midnight November 19th. Good luck everyone!

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  1. It's always fun going back to somewhere you used to live and going to your favorite places!! Love the black on black with the shirt and vest - so cute!!! Happy Monday!! xo

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  2. Aww glad you had a fun visit back to your old city! It's always bittersweet reminiscing! Love the black on black! That fur vest is amazing! Happy Monday doll!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  3. Aw I totally know what you mean about it being bitter sweet to visit old homes. I'm afraid to let myself go back to charlotte for fear I wont' ever come back to BC haha!

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  4. Great giveaway! I can always do some serious damage at Nordstrom. Glad you had a good visit...I love a little nostalgia every now and then.

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  5. What a great Saturday outfit! Glad you had a great visit back to Birkdale, xo

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  6. I know that feeling! Walking by an old home always brings back memories and is bittersweet! Glad you had a wonderful time, cutie!

    xo!
    Kaitlin Keegan
    Blonde Expeditions

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    1. It definitely does -- I was so glad we were able to go back! xo!

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  7. What a great Marshall's find… love the vest! And the giveaway… fingers crossed :)

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  8. I love a good trip down memory lane and BV is so great for just that!! Love the vest!

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  9. Loving this look...the black and brown are great together. Such a classic and chic look.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  10. So cute! What a gorgeous place to celebrate a wedding :) And I really love your outfit!

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy! Hope you had a great weekend! xo

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  11. I love how you paired your cognac boots & MK bag with black, it's one of my favorite combinations!
    Also, thanks for offering such a great giveaway :)

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jordyn! And I could definitely use $400 to Nordstrom -- wishing I could enter! xo!

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  12. You look so so cute, and this is the perfect casual fall outfit with a bit of glam! And I totally understand how you feel because I feel that way every time I visit our college town. So many wonderful memories!
    Also, amazing giveaway! If you are ever in a group looking for more bloggers to be apart of a giveaway I would love to take part! :)

    Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  13. So pretty, especially with those trees in the background! So excited about this giveaway!

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  14. Awesome giveaway, and what better staples than fur and leather boots!

    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

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  15. Nordstrom is my favorite shop - great giveaway! Love the cognac and black look - perfect combo!

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! And I love Nordstrom way too much! xo

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  16. The leaves in your photos look amazing!! Perfectly orange :)

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  17. The perfect backdrop because it's beautiful and full of great memories! Love black and brown together!

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  18. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I love your vest!

    xo,
    Angela

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  19. The perfect fall outfit! Are those the Melissa Button boots? I have the same pair and looove them! I have to consciously not wear them every single day, ha!

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  20. Love that vest! Perfect for fall!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I definitely fell in love when I saw it! xo!

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  21. Love your black and tan combo. So fun that you got to go back and visit. I totally know what you mean about it being bitter sweet. When I drive by our old home which is still in our same town, I get a little sad. So many good memories!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  22. I love your black fur vest! Seriously so cute!

    XO,
    Emily
    Www.idodeclareblog.com

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  23. Obsessing over the black and brown and that fur! So gorgeous! Thanks so much for cohosting the giveaway with me! :)

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  24. You look perfectly put together and adorable! Love your MK bag! xx

    lovejoanna.com

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