S E Kennedy Designs

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. We had a pretty laid back weekend, since Jake is getting down to the wire with this semester. He only has 2 more weeks until he is done with his 3rd year of medical school, so he has a lot of studying for his final shelf exam.

Supporting small businesses is something I love to do! I wanted to introduce you all to one of my new favorite Etsy shops, S E Kennedy Designs. Recently I connected with Sarah Beth and she is the sweetest single mom to two precious little boys. She has definitely had a rough year personally, but she is so strong and has started a business from the ground up.  Her necklaces are custom made and handmade and she has such a talent.

The thing I love most about her line is how she embraces her southern roots. She is based out of Hampton, South Carolina and has designed her jewelry to go with a lot of Lilly Pulitzer. I’ve been a huge fan of her work, so when she reached out to partner with me, I was so excited to pick out a piece!

I picked the beaded tassel necklace/ the turquoise and teal drop earrings because I felt like they would be perfect for summer.  You can expect to see these pieces on repeat! I paired them with one of my favorite lace dresses. I cannot get enough lace, I even wrote a blog post on lace dresses recently. You can check it out here. The necklace has a little bit of cobalt, so I can see myself pairing it with a cobalt dress or even a light pink dress to have some contrast. I have a similar pair of earrings in pink and I picked these because they add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

I love that she incorporates a lot of tassels in her line. This is one of my favorite trends lately. Make sure to check out her Instagram account, where she is always posting pictures of her new items.

In collaboration with S E Kennedy Designs, all opinions are my own.

Romping Around In Bows and Ruffles

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Happy Monday and happy late Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there! I wanted to share a quick photo of my mom and I from my wedding day and a little message.

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Mom, thank you for giving me a love for fashion. You always made sure I was dressed cute from day one. You’re always dressed to the nines even when going to Walmart. Thank you for always being more like a sister than a mom. I’m so thankful to have a mom whose clothes I could borrow all of these years! It’s been so fun.
Most of all, thank you for being my best friend! I love you, mom.

As you as you may have seen in last week’s post, ruffles are one of my favorite things right now. In fact, ruffles have always been one of my favorite things. When I saw this ruffled romper online, I knew it was something I HAD to order. I was so glad that it ended up fitting well when it arrived. The thing I like about rompers is you can wear them very casually to run around town or you can dress them up and wear them to a casual date. The top of the romper features a ruffle and a bow, so it had my name written all over it. This romper fits true to size.

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I also paired this look with a bow mule heel. This gave it very girly vibes. Mule heels have really made a comeback lately. The best part of these are the girly touch. I am all about bows, so when I saw them I knew I needed to order them. The same shoes I ordered sold out really fast, but I have linked an almost exact shoe below. This brand is usually true to size.

Romper: Here, Here , Similar, Similar  Bow Mule Heels: Sold Out: Nordstrom Rack, Similar, Similar Bow Flats: Here Earrings: Kendra Scott (Custom Color Bar: Greta style), Similar Bag: Here

Monogram Everything

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Embroidered Clutch: Sold out- Steven, Similar, Similar Monogrammed Necklace: Here

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Ruffle Seersucker Dress: Similar, Similar  Courtney Necklace: Here

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Navy and Pink Elephant Dress: Old- Lilly Pulitzer, Similar Infinity Necklace: Here

Being a southern girl, we love to monogram/ personalize everything. I grew up having little jumpers with my name embroidered on them, so it is no surprise I love to personalize anything and everything. Even my wine glasses are personalized now!

As Reese Witherspoon brilliantly said, “My sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it’s not moving-monogram it.” This is the typical southern lady’s philosophy.

Recently Name Necklaces reached out to me to partner and it was a no brainer. I was not sure what the quality would be like, since they are so affordable, but it was amazing! The necklaces are 925 sterling silver and are plated with gold or rose gold if you choose those colors.

Many of their necklaces are on sale today, so make sure to get one before the sale ends.

The best thing about Name Necklaces is you get 15% off your first purchase and free shipping on all orders. They also feature a very fair return policy (noted on the bottom of their website). These necklaces are all custom made and you get to preview the necklace before you purchase.

 

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Navy and Pink Elephant Dress: Old- Lilly Pulitzer, Similar Infinity Necklace: Here Earrings: Here Bow Shoes: Here

I picked an infinity necklace with my hubby and my initials. It is so special because the infinity symbol is so symbolic and our initials are on it.

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I also picked a silver monogram necklace as well. This one is my favorite, since it has the fancy font. 

IMG_0653Floral Dress: Boutique find, Similar, Similar, Similar  Earrings: Here Courtney Necklace: Here

 

My third necklace is the Carrie necklace. It has my name on it and makes me channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw.

Graduation season is around the corner and these make a perfect gift! They also are great for a bride to be with her new initials, or any girl friend!

In partnership with Name Necklaces. All opinions are my own.

LOFT Sale

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Dress: Here Shoes: Here Bag: Old-Tory Burch, Similar (I have this in hot pink and highly recommend it), Similar, Similar Earrings: Here

Ladies…stop what you’re doing right now and head over to LOFT’s website. They’re having a sale and I am sharing my favorite dress from this season and my other picks. I have a direct link below.

They’re currently offering 30% off everything or 40% off with your LOVELOFT credit card. Use code LOVEMOM to receive the discount. Some items are already marked down to 40% off without the promo code. They’re also offering free shipping on orders $125 or more.

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I got this off the Circle Lace Off The Shoulder Dress at the start of the season and it has been one of my favorite dresses. I love the navy blue color and the beautiful embroidered details.  It is dressy, yet casual. The flowy fabric makes it comfortable.

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It could go from a casual date night with flat sandals to a casual cocktail party. I paired mine with a pink camera bag, gold earrings and some block heel sandals. This dress does run a little big, so I recommend sizing down. I have found Loft runs a little large in general.

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I always recommend reading their reviews, since they are usually accurate.

Here are a few of my other picks:

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Blossom Off The Shoulder Top

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Eyelet Flutter Shift Dress

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Striped Eyelet Skirt

off the shoulder navy

Lace Off The Shoulder Shift Dress

gingham top

Gingham Side Tie Off The Shoulder Top

Floral Romper

Floral Wrap Romperstripe shorts

Striped Tie Waist Riviera Shorts

What are you eying at the LOFT sale?

Popping Champagne For Some Exciting News

 

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Happy Friday, y’all!

I took a little break and I didn’t do a blog post on Wednesday since I was so overwhelmed and unorganized from being out of town over the weekend. Sometimes taking a step back is much needed.

I am back and have a special announcement…last week I received an email that I have been accepted into Reward Style’s LiketoKnow.it program! When I started a blog, being accepted into Reward Style was my #1 goal. I always wanted to be part of this program, but never thought it was something I could achieve. I remember right when I started  posting outfit pictures on Instagram, my sister-in-law asked me when I was going to get on LiketoKnow.it. I told her it would be a while, if ever. Hard work pays off!

If you don’t know about this program, it is a big deal to be accepted this early on. Today is my 3rd full month of blogging. It literally took a whole month to find out, but I am so excited! Huge bloggers/influencers like Katey McFarlan and Emily Gemma are part of the program, so I was literally shaking when I read the acceptance email. I feel like a legit blogger now!

What is LiketoKnow.it?

LiketoKnow.it is a service that allows you to shop products you see in your Instagram feed. Instagram doesn’t allow clickable links to products, so when you see a product or outfit you like, you can’t just click over to the product directly from the Instagram post. With LiketoKnow.it,  you can just “like” the post as usual and get an email sent to you with product links.

How to sign up

1. Register your email at LiketoKnow.it.

2. Like Instagram posts that mention LiketoKnow.it.

3. Once you sign up, you will automatically receive an email with ready-to-shop product links for photos you like on Instagram.

Now that the news is out, I also wanted to share one of my favorite outfits that I recently wore recently. I thought the champagne picture was very fitting.

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I received this jacket from Coalition LA and LOVE it! It is the perfect thing to throw on during a cold spring day and I know it will be perfect for fall/winter. For reference, I am wearing an XS and it fits like a glove. The cool thing about this brand is that the products are vegan.

The jacket really gives this chiffon tulip skirt a little edge. I think the striped shirt and the black and nude shoes really tied the skirt and jacket together. I wanted to dress this look up, so I wore a statement necklace and studded pumps.

Cheers!

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Jacket: Coalition L.A. Top: Old, Similar Skirt: Target Shoes: Dillards, Similar Bag: Kate Spade, Similar Necklace: Target

In collaboration with Coalition L.A.

Leopard With a Pop of Pink

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Jacket:Neiman Marcus Last Call -Romeo & Juliet Couture, Similar (I love this brand) Dress: Old- Forever 21, Similar (limited sizing), Similar, Similar Necklace: Kendra Scott (hot pink sold out, same necklace different colors, Similar, Similar Shoes: Sam Edelman Bag: Louis Vuitton

Happy Wednesday! This week is starting to look up, since we are halfway to the weekend. So far, being very organized has helped this week not be so chaotic. I have been busy with work and blogging, but it has been much more manageable.

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The weather is a little chilly here still, so I have found leather jackets to be a go-to piece lately. When putting this look together, I couldn’t really decide what to wear. Leopard is a neutral to me and pink is my favorite color, so that’s where I got my inspiration.

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One thing I’m loving lately is mixing a classic dress with an edgy piece, such as a leather jacket. I paired a classic A line dress with with this jacket and added a pop of pink to give it a little color. To make this look a little trendy, I wore lace up shoes.

Also, I don’t know if you noticed, but I FINALLY have a logo. Please let me know what you think!

Trending For Spring: Off The Shoulder Tops

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Top: Nordstrom Rack Jeans: 7 For All Mankind Jeans, Similar, Similar Earrings: BaubleBar Bag: Tory Burch Shoes: Sam Edelman Cuff Bracelet: Summer & Sunday

Happy Hump Day! My hubby started his Anesthesia elective rotation on Monday and it’s been a change of pace from his normal rotations. He’s loving it! Elective rotations don’t have letter grades, so he hasn’t had to do a lot of studying. He’s been extra helpful around the house, which is much appreciated. It’s nice to have a little help every once in a while. Also, he just found out that he got an A on his Neurology rotation. That’s 5 As so far this year. I’m so happy for him and proud of him!img_4262

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It’s officially March, so that means the first day of spring is in 20 days. I may have jumped the gun a little with this outfit, but recently we had a day where the weather was in the high 70’s, so we went to meet up with some friends on a patio and I wanted to dress for the weather.img_4242img_4267

I decided to break the whole you can’t wear white until Easter rule. I wore this fun long sleeve black floral off the shoulder top that I found recently found. Although it is not technically spring yet, I thought the black made it a little more transitional. Off the shoulder tops/ dresses are everywhere this year and are a trend I’m loving. This top does run large, I sized down for a more fitted look. I decided to pair the look with pops of pink, since that was in the floral pattern. I wore pink statement earrings, a pink bracelet, and my new pink purse.img_4255