Summer Staples

Summer Staples
Summertime in the South is a force to be reckoned with- it’s humid, incredibly hot, and often times doesn’t offer a cool summer breeze that I long for on a daily basis. In which, often times leaves me wanting to hide away in my apartment with the AC blasting and pretend I live somewhere where humidity doesn’t exist (i.e. Hello, California.) However, that isn’t what my schedule allows, so I have searched high and low for outfits that are fun, comfortable, and yet polished all at once- with the weather my main thought behind any outfit. So, I am now for the first time ever (woo!), going to be disclosing a lot more of the versatile pieces I seem to find myself living in these days.  The above was what I chose to wear for my job interview yesterday (still waiting to hear back), along with some of my absolute favorite products. I’m legit obsessed with Josie Maran’s cheek gelees- they double (as least, for me) as pretty lipcolors, too.  And Leith’s track pants have the perfect edginess to vibe with ‘polished’, but secretly are the most comfortable pants I own. I’m in love with them. Anyhow, hope you enjoy! Hope your Wednesday was darling! xoxo.


Leith track pants

Steve madden shoes

Josie maran


Essie nail polish

Happy Birthday USA + What I’m Adoring.


Happy Birthday lovely country of mine! Sadly, it’s raining cats and dogs here in NC and there isn’t going to be much of any grilling out, sun bathin’ or fireworks (which is probably a good thing seeing I can be pretty hazardous at times), but there will be writing like a maniac for a super fun project coming up, drinking good beer, and making these delicious fish tacos from Cup of Joe. We’ll rock with what we’ve got…right? However, I hope the weather is a little better for you guys!


Anyhow, I’m sort of a adoring these simple, ‘on-or-after the 4th’, pieces from two awesome designers! Mostly because, today especially, it would be amazing if they would magically appeared in our closets- but mainly because I love anything that seems effortless, laid back, and lovely on everyone. xoxo. Cheers to a Happy 4th! (and yes, that’s my dog Ciel shopping with me the other day)


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{via: Abby Hoe is the lovely designer behind Miss Hoe in NYC (2 Prince St.), and I’ve known her since the beginning. She has such classic and fun pieces from vintage clothing, intricate jewelry- to funky stuffed animals that she makes herself! This Cropped Sweater dress is darling and reminds me of a picnic with the Kennedy’s (can that happen?). I am really diggin’ her dresses as of late, they have such a wonderful crisp, comfortable, and clean feel. Shop her here.}


{via: This new canvas bag from Allison Howingson is everything (seen here, too). It has all the rustic, bohemian edge that I love, to make for a fun, and comfortable, new staple. She is also feeling pretty festive, giving everyone free shipping on her Etsy site the whole month of July! Shop her here.}

lots of holiday cheer, my dears, and a special thanks to the designers for being a part of this post…xoxo!