Friday, March 3, 2017


Happy Friday! Life has been so busy lately - but in the best possible way. I'm just thankful I've had a few weekends at home to relax and recoup before the craziness of these next months kick in! Over the next month, I have a big event, a friend's Bachelorette party, a bridal shower, and an out of town wedding so it's safe to say we'll be busy.

Life Lately:
+ Y'all, I have a new baby cousin and she is just the sweetest thing! My cousin Madison had her first baby on February 28th and I have fallen in love! I had the chance to go see Madison, her husband, and the baby in the hospital this week and snap a few pictures and she is just so perfect.

+ Pageant weekend is here! On Monday, I mentioned that I am involved in the North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess Pageant as the princess coordinator and I have also been responsible for part of production this year. I have been so ready for it to get here and see all of our hard work come together. Wish us luck!

Purchased Lately:
Marc Fisher Wedges | I have been wanting a pair of Marc Fisher wedges since last summer and finally decided to purchase them. I opted for the perforated version and they will be on repeat all spring and summer (and fall and winter because apparently it's sometimes 80 in winter). 

Oversized Top | Y'all, I am so ready for this cozy top to get here! I know I will be living in it and it'll be one of those things people will get tired of seeing.

Strappy Sports Bra | Barre clothes have become my new weakness! I see so many cute pieces when I'm at the Pure Barre studio but I can't always splurge on a $60 sports bra, so I've found a few comfortable options from Forever21. I can't wait for this one to get here. 

Oversized Tunic  | I've been needing more versatile tops for work & play and I think this one may do the trick! I love the length and can't wait to wear it.

Hydra Firm Cream | I have been having some skin troubles these days. No real breakouts or anything, but my T-zone has seemed a bit clogged (gross image, but #realtalk) and it seemed like my makeup's pigment was just clustering on my face. I desperately want my makeup to look like second skin, so I decided to try a few samples of this hydra firm cream. A few days of exfoliating and this cream has seemed to do the trick, but if you have any other tips, I am all ears!

Loving Lately:
We are officially in the season of Lent, and I have decided that this year I am going to really work towards giving up something that is hard for me and sticking with it. I absolutely love shopping and it has become a therapy for me, which is not a good habit to get in. I'll peruse my favorite online stores and next thing you know, four packages are being delivered that next week. As I get ready to enter this next season of my life, I want to be much more intentional with my spending and saving. I have become very caught up in our consumer environment and need a break from indulging. Don't get me wrong - I will always love shopping but I have got to learn to rein it in a little bit. 

Despite my shopping hiatus, I have still found a few things I would love to purchase - but just going to have to wait a few weeks and see if I still want them! And if you haven't already, check out the Resort 2017 tab to see some more amazing pieces! I'll take one of each.

- This one-piece swimsuit
- This leather hobo bag
- These tie espadrilles
- The Gray Malin Beaches book

Southern Style Lately:



  1. Well I think you picked up a few things before you gave up shopping that will make it go by quickly!! Love those wedges and congrats on your the newest baby in your family! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I'm the exact same way with online shopping... browsing around for a minute & all of a sudden, multiple packages show up at the front door. Oops! Happy Friday :)

  3. I love each piece in your haul. So perfect for Spring. Don't get me started on online shopping. Ha!! Addict!

  4. Beautiful post...babe! Kisses, Neha

  5. I love those platforms! they have been on my wishlist for so long!


    Tamara -
    Try On Haul

  6. When you are ready to shop for barre clothes again you have to check out shoplillygrace. She is a local NC girl and her clothes are so cute and a fraction of the price. She goes to my Pure Barre so she brings in her clothes a lot.

    Ps love that swimsuit!

  7. Such great picks girl , have a lovely weekend.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  8. Love all of the items you want to purchase. Waiting to see if you still want them is a great idea.


  9. I have four of those tunics lol. Those wedges are so cute too. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

  10. I'm so glad you got those wedges before Lent! Do you love them? How comfy are they? Good luck this week!! XO

  11. That tunic you bought is my absolute favorite- I have it in three colors and wear it ALL the time!

    I totally understand where you are coming from with taking time off from shopping, a few months ago I noticed mine was getting out of hand, and since I've scaled back I've been about to focus on so many more important things in my life! Good for you (and good luck)! :)

  12. there are so many cute things out for spring, but I need to dial it down because it's going to be a long season. Love your picks and congrats on the new baby!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod


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