Friday, April 1, 2016

Coffee Date - Volume Two

Happy April! Where did March go? I'm still in awe of how quickly 2016 is flying by. I'm excited to share my second volume of coffee date, where I answer some frequently asked questions and share some of my favorite tidbits. I have also been slowly but surely crossing off my 101 in 1,001 list items, so head over here to check on the updates.

1. If you could go anywhere in the world but had to do it by yourself, would you go, and if so, where?
Such a fun question - I absolutely would. I would much rather travel with a sidekick, but if I had the opportunity to travel anywhere I desired but it had to be alone, I would still go. I would choose Ireland - I have an Irish heritage and it's a place my grandmother and I always said we would visit together. I would love to visit the Cliffs of Moher and the Blarney Castley, among many other beautiful landmarks. 

2. What is your favorite lipstick?
It depends on the season, but my go-to for lipstick is MAC - I love Cockney and Candy Yum-Yum. I always apply Rosebud Salve before I apply my lipstick for a more glossy feel. 

3. If you could only choose one brand to sum up your style, what would you choose?
This is a tough one, because I sometimes feel like my style is all over the place. But I am absolutely loving the new Draper James line - it is so quintessentially Southern, which I absolutely love.

Draper James Faves:

4. Who is your style icon?
Reese Witherspoon. She's also behind the Draper James line, but I have always admired her classic style - pretty silhouettes, bold prints, sophistication. 

5. Who takes your photos?
Stephen and my mom primarily take my photos - but I have a great little sister and friends who help on occasion too. So thankful for them!

6. What is ALS?
This is non-blog/fashion related but a very important cause dear to my heart, and a question I get asked about frequently.. Amniotrophic lateral sclerosis is a motor-neuron disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, that affects its victims' ability to move their muscles. Getting the diagnosis of ALS is more often than not a death sentence, and it's what took my grandmother's life. I am raising money for Walk to Defeat ALS, so if you feel compelled to donate, follow the link here. Money raised not only goes towards research for a cure but also to help those who are currently inflicted with the disease. #DefeatALS #TeamNonny. Read more about my sweet Non here.

On a lighter note, the NC Azalea Festival is coming up next week and I'm excited to be attending the Garden Party! Floral dresses are perfect for spring and summer weddings, showers, parties and more, so shop a few of my favorite floral frocks below. Have a great weekend - and feel free to leave any questions in the comments or to my email: 



  1. Have a great weekend.

  2. Such fun questions!! I love Reese Witherspoon's style - most of the time it's absolutely clothes that I would wear and could wear since she shops at Gap and J.Crew!! Have a great weekend! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I’m with you, Reese is the absolute cutest and the perfect representation of southern class!

  4. Yes to Reese Witherspoon's style! I totally love her classic looks and sophistication, too! Have a fabulous weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  5. Obsessed with Draper James and Reese!

  6. I would love to travel to Ireland too! My mum is Scottish and we spent lots of time over there as kids, but never made it over to Ireland. The scenery in the UK is just to die for!
    *New follower - found you through Biana's blog!! ;)

    xx Em
    beauty blether

  7. Ireland is at the top of my list of places to go, too! Maybe one day :) Have a great weekend!

  8. My sister just told me about Draper James, and I fell in love with pretty everything on their website haha. Reese is so cute too. I went to Ireland with my folks when I was in high school and we also spent part of our honeymoon in Dublin. It is a gorgeous country. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

  9. I need to look into Draper James because I love Reese. Fun coffee date!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. Reese is my fave!! And yes, give me all the florals!!

  11. So much fun getting to know you better through this series! I am also a huge fan of Reese and I love her collection through DJ! Can't wait to read more! Have a great weekend, love! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  12. So much fun getting to know you better through this series! I am also a huge fan of Reese and I love her collection through DJ! Can't wait to read more! Have a great weekend, love! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  13. Reese Witherspoon has such a great sense of style. Its so classic and pretty much perfect haha. Have a lovely weekend ♥

  14. I'm so obsessed with Draper James, too! Love your picks for the garden party. Have a great weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  15. I can totally see how you're influenced by Reese's style - you both nail quintessential southern style!

  16. Oh I wish I had a favorite lipstick, but I do not like my teeth or may smile so do not wear it much,and that is wonderful that you walk to raise money for ALS.

    Allie of


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