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.

Lovely In Lace

8EAD8287-97C4-4E27-808C-6FC6E9EBFB8DHappy Monday! My hubby is starting week 3 of Ob/Gyn.  He has been working nights, so I have barely seen him this week. As hard as it is to not have a “normal” marriage right now, I am so thankful because Jake finally graduates in less than a year now! I know residency will not be all fun and games, but we’re both so ready for school to be over.

One of my favorite things I cannot get enough of lately is lace. I am constantly finding myself drawn to lace dresses. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve worn several lace dresses this spring. I wanted to do a round up and share my 3 favorite lace dresses I have bought this season. These are all still available and I LOVE them.

Hollow Out Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress

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Dress: Here, Red Version Pink Tassel Earrings: Almost Identical, Similar, Similar (these are too fun) Nude Block Heel: Here Bag: Old-Tory Burch, Similar

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Dress: Here, Red Version Silver Chandelier Earrings: Here (Color Bar-Style Greta, stones drusy and slate), Similar Glitter Bow Heel: Here Clutch: Here

I bought this dress with no real event in mind to wear it to. On the day of my hubby’s med school formal, I made a last minute decision to wear it. It worked out perfect. The thing I love about it is that it’s so versatile. It can be dressed up or down. In the formal case, I dressed it up with dressy silver shoes and a clutch. I also wore it on a date night with nude block heels and pink tassel earrings.

It is perfect for a date night, cocktail party/ spring wedding, brunch, or a bridal shower. For a brunch or luncheon, I would suggest a little cardigan over the shoulder to make it a little more conservative. Also, I would recommend more of a sandal with a heel.

The best part about this dress is the straps are adjustable. I got a size small and it fit perfectly. This dress also comes in red and is gorgeous. Too bad I don’t have an event to wear it to 😉

Lacey Lace Halter Sheath Dress

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Dress: Here Earrings: Here (Color Bar-Style Greta, stones drusy and slate), Bracelet: Here Shoes: Similar Bag: Similar

I initially bought this one for my hubby’s formal, but changed my mind last minute. Here are more pictures of me wearing it in our Jord Watches blog post. It is the most dressy of the 3 and is just gorgeous. I love the halter details. It is perfect for spring weddings or a brunch with a cardigan. It is a midi length which is very in right now. I paired it with statement earrings and bow heels. This dress is true to size. This picture below shows the fit better.

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Crochet Pom-Pom Trim Sheer Lace Dress

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Dress: Here, Black Version Earrings: Here, Similar (same look, but lower price) Bag: Here Shoes: Here 

This dress is one of my favorites. I love that it incorporates current trends with the pom pom and bell sleeve details. I did a full blog post on this dress here. I paired this dress with rock stud dupes and statement earrings. This dress also comes in black and is super cute. With this particular retailer, their items tend to run small. However, this item has a larger fit, so I went down a size. If you are taller, I would recommend staying with your typical size as it is a little on the short side.

I tried the Sonia V-Neck Sleeveless Block Lace Sheath Dress and loved it. It’s on sale now. (Excuse my selfie, but it’s too good to not share)

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Which dress is your favorite?

 

 

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?

Trending: The Bodysuit

IMG_7933IMG_7973IMG_7947IMG_7967IMG_7941Happy Thursday! I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like I need a vacation badly. I think it’s because my hubby is on a rotation where he goes in before the sun comes up and I feel like during the week I barely see him. It could just be my lack of sleep lately 😉 I am always more creative at night and always seem to wake up at night even if I am exhausted all day!

Anyways, one trend that I jumped on late was the bodysuit. I never in a million years thought they would be flattering, so I never tried one. I also thought they seemed weird until I saw this ruffle off the shoulder one. The ruffles were what spoke to me, so I gave it a chance. Let me just tell you, they are a major game changer!

The thing that I love about bodysuits are they give you the “tucked in” look without having a lot of fabric that gets bunched up. When I wear skirts, it always seems like I am constantly fixing my top, but with a bodysuit it gives you the perfect tucked in appearance.

I have paired my bodysuit with jeans, palazzo pants and skirts. They are so versatile! I have a feeling that I am going to be buying several more in the near future.

What is a trend that you’re loving lately?

Necklace: Kendra Scott, Similar(Same necklace, different shade of turquoise) Bodysuit: Target Jeans: Michael Kors, Similar, Similar Shoes: Target Bag: Louis Vuitton

Blushing In Cold Shoulders

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IMG_1102Happy Monday and happy April, everyone! This weekend was MUCH needed. On Friday, I felt like I barely made it through the day because I was stressed and exhausted from work and keeping up with blogging/Instagram.

After work, I met up with a local Instablogger, Candace. We took pictures of each other in the downtown area and it was really fun. Our husbands are both over taking pictures of us, so it was perfect.

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On Saturday I woke up with a horrible migraine. I am so thankful to have a husband who is almost a doctor, as he was able to get me back to normal fast. He thinks it was a stress let-down migraine. I decided to get super organized and clean the house, so hopefully I won’t get so stressed next week. Later in the evening, we had friends in town, and we went to dinner and went out after. On Sunday, I slept in and then in the afternoon met two local bloggers for brunch and shopping at Nordstrom Rack. It was so much fun!

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One of my favorite trends this year is cold shoulders. While they don’t work for all situations such as at the office, they are so fun for the weekend. I got this dress at Target and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. When she saw it, my mom was surprised the dress was from Target

This dress is flowy and very romantic. The dress was already a statement, so I paired it with some simple bow heels and simple jewelry.

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Dress: Target Shoes:Kate Spade, Similar, Similar Bag: Louis Vuitton Necklace: Kendra Scott Earrings: Kendra Scott 

Chambray And Bell Sleeves

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IMG_1074Happy Friday! This week has gone by decently fast, but I am so ready for the weekend.  I feel like I NEED this weekend, so I can get super organized. Work has been really busy, so I’ve been a little overwhelmed with that.

My husband is finishing off week 1 out of 6 on his pediatrics rotation. It doesn’t seem like this is the most intense rotation, but it is definitely different than being on electives. We both have been really tired, so sleeping in will be a must. This weekend we have my husband’s best friend and his sweet girlfriend coming in town on Saturday, so that will be nice.

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As you probably can tell, bell sleeves are one of my favorite things. If/when they go out of style, I will be that girl still wearing them! When I saw this dress online, I knew I had to have it. It combines two of my favorite things: chambray and bell sleeves. Chambray is one of those things that is almost always in and is classic for spring. It is so lightweight and effortless.

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When I received this dress, I knew my new wedges would be the perfect casual touch to go with it. I decided to wear a statement necklace since the dress is pretty simple. This dress is very versatile. You can pair it with the shoes I did for a date night look, or you could also do flats for a casual running around town look. You could also do boots and tights for fall.

What is a trend that you’re loving lately?

Dress: SheIn Necklace: Kendra Scott in Rose Quartz Shoes: Steve Madden Purse: Louis Vuitton

Dressing For Chilly Spring Weather

IMG_1058IMG_1054Happy Hump Day, friends! So far this week hasn’t been too bad.  It is definitely an adjustment having my hubby back on a required rotation instead of the past month of elective rotations. We also keep having threats of severe weather and I feel like I have been putting off grocery shopping and things like that but then the weather doesn’t end up actually being bad. I guess that’s Oklahoma for you! I have been just kind of winging it for dinner, since I keep thinking if I grocery shop that I’ll get caught in a tornado.

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The transition from cold to warm weather is in full swing.  One day it is 80 here and the next it’s low 50’s and rainy. With all of this back and forth weather, I wanted to share a look that is warm, but works for early spring.

One of the trends that I cannot get enough this year is leather moto jackets. I seriously went from just having one leather jacket to now having a nice collection of 5. The thing I like about them is they’re light weight yet warm at the same time. When styling this outfit, I wanted to make this look have some spring elements, so I wore white jeans.

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Gingham is one of those prints that works all year, so I paired this look with a navy gingham blouse. I added a little pop of red to make this look a little more fun.

How is everyone’s week going so far?

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Jacket: BlankNYC Top: J. Crew Factory Jeans: 7 For All Mankind Necklace: Kendra Scott Boots: Sam Edelman Purse: Louis Vuitton

 

Red and Navy A-line Skirt

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Happy Monday! Is it just me or do weekends fly by, but the week crawls by? I guess the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is true.

This weekend was super nice and much needed! On Friday, I met with Courtney of The Finishing Touch OKC and we took some pictures of each other. She is super sweet and I have a feeling we’re going to get along great. After I got home, my sweet hubby grilled steaks. It was nice to not be the one cooking for once.

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On Saturday, it was a pretty cold and dreary day, so we laid low. I cooked breakfast while my husband was asleep. It’s always nice when you literally have nothing to do. I ended up deciding we needed to get out of the house, so we got dressed up and headed to Midtown to try a new restaurant, Barrio’s. The food was good, but the atmosphere of this restaurant is what will keep me coming back. It is very uniquely decorated and I look forward to warm days that we can drink margs on their patio.

On Sunday we had threats of bad thunderstorms, so we just stayed at home and both got organized for the upcoming week.

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Recently I wore this red and navy floral A-line skirt to brunch and I loved this look. Do you ever have an outfit that you just feel so great in? Well, this is one of those for me. I felt so classy and ladylike all brunch.

I have had this skirt for years and it is one of those skirts that I always keep pulling out. There is something about an A-line skirt that just makes you feel so pretty. I think it is the flattering cut. The skirt had a lot going on with it, so I decided to pair it with simple accessories to let it be the focal point.

What did you do this weekend?

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Top: Old-Forever 21, Similar Skirt: Old- Dillards, Similar, Similar Necklace: Etsy Shoes: Sam Edelman, Similar Bag: Louis Vuitton