What to Wear to a Summer Rehearsal Dinner

Red, White and Blue

Dress (similar) | Gingham Handbag (similar) | Heels | Sunglasses Good morning from New York City! I am here with my mom and so happy for a girls weekend. Even better, we’re in town for some of my cousin’s pre-wedding festivities. I am excited to spend time in the city AND get to see family! It’s a win-win for sure. We have a busy day planned so be sure to keep up with me on Instagram to get a more behind-the-scenes look at my trip! My cousin’s wedding is in July and with less than a month to plan, I decided I better get my rehearsal dinner outfit together. She’s having a clam bake rehearsal dinner before her Rhode Island based wedding. Of course, attire is completely event dependent but based on the invitation, you can usually sense the overall vibe of the rehearsal dinner. Regardless, here are some tips I compiled to help you determine what to wear to a summer rehearsal dinner: Select Airy Fabric– Summer weddings are the best but with temperatures at their highest, it can get warm! Plan accordingly and opt for a light dress with airy fabric. As cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are usually enjoyed on […]

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Patio Furniture Update

Patio Update

Converstation Set | Poufs | Pillows Big changes came to the Griffin household this weekend… we finally updated our patio furniture! Back in March, I shared this patio inspiration as we knew we wanted to invest in comfortable outdoor furniture to utilize our outdoor space. We are so happy with how it turned out! We decided on this simple conversation set (we got four chairs), bold pillows and striped poufs. We honestly sat outside all weekend and it was amazing! I mentioned in this dining room post that our home is pretty small yet perfect for us. With the ability to enjoy our patio, our home feels so much larger now! We feel like we literally extended the space. As we sat sipping cocktails on Saturday night, it was like our home took on a whole new world. Not to mention, Rebel and Tiger LOVE it! Unfortunately, this week greeted us with a tropical storm of sorts so for now, our crisp white pillows are indoors haha (#reallife). But we are just anxiously awaiting the next time we can sit out there and enjoy the fresh air and each others company. As our weekend came to a close on our patio, I said to Mack, […]

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Floral Maxi under $60

Floral Maxi under $60

Floral Maxi | Handbag (use code “littlemrsparticular” for discount!) | Shoes | Sunglasses (similar) I’ve never understood the statement, “there aren’t enough hours in the day,” until I tried to maintain a full-time job, run a blog and keep a household tidy and functioning. I get it now, I really do. Come Friday, Mack and I are living the full “weekender” life and loved our relaxing Saturday. We walked the dogs, rode our bikes to the beach and did a lot of patio lounging because, that’s right, we finally got new patio furniture. I’ll do a post about it on Wednesday so you can see what we decided on. But come Sunday, it was back to business with church, grocery shopping, laundry, and blog work. I am in such awe of all that has been presented to both Mack and me, and trust in the Lord’s plan (and know it’s not because of us, but because of His blessings) that we are busy for good reason. A thankful heart keeps me going! Anyways, THIS maxi. For whatever reason, I’ve spent most of my adult life avoiding maxi dresses. I literally didn’t own one until I found this cold-shoulder option. Honestly, the price point (under $60!), the […]

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Bold Ruffle Dress

Bold Ruffle Dress

Bold Ruffle Dress (similar here, here and here) | Clutch (similar) | Block Heels | Sunglasses | Bracelets (Similar) Was this week a little on the long side for anyone else? I feel like its been Wednesday like three time over. I am thankful it’s Friday and looking forward to a weekend of no. plans. Well, Mack and I might go to yoga on Saturday morning but that’s about the extent of it. I am heading out of town again next weekend so I am excited for a down weekend at home with my boys (a.k.a Mack, Rebel and Tiger haha). I featured this chambray ruffle top a few weeks ago and just continue to embrace the ruffle trend! I snagged this bold ruffle dress while in Denver and with a bridal shower next weekend, couldn’t resist it. It’s summery and features a waffle material that keeps it casual. I dressed it up with a spotted clutch and block heels. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I LOVE this clutch and sport it pretty much year-round (and weekly!). Sometimes you just need that extra layer or texture to keep the outfit interesting. This clutch does that for me often! Have you […]

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What To Do in Denver

Pink Denver Tank

Denver Tank (similar) | Jeans | Heels (on sale!) | Sunglasses | Gigi Crossbody No matter what, your hometown is your hometown! I grew up in a suburb of Denver, attended an all-girls high school and to date, have spent the majority of my life in Colorado. It’s beautiful for sure, but living in the South has opened my eyes to different places in our country. If I am being honest, I now feel more “at home” on Florida’s Emerald Coast but will never forget the place that built me. A few weeks ago I took a weekend trip to Colorado and made time to stop by some of my favorite places! Because when you fly across the country, you make time to hit every place you’ve been missing. As my Mom and I zipped around town hitting all of our fun spots, I knew I had to share my side of Denver with each of you. Let’s skip the obvious outdoorsy things to do in Colorado like “go skiing” and get to the good stuff like best place to enjoy a cocktail with a view and where to shop… you know, the important stuff! Here’s how I do my hometown: Favorite Boutiques to […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Sunglasses | Airpods | Humans of New York Stories | Suit (on sale!) | Water Bottle | Credit Card Holder | Ice Tray With Father’s Day just around the corner (this Sunday!) I wanted to let you all in on some things I’ve learned from my Dad! He’s a man of simple taste which mostly consists of a love of family and of course, sports. Whenever I tell people that I went to Ole Miss, the first question I always get is, “how did you end up there from Denver?” My response to this a drawn out explanation about my Dad’s affinity for the SEC, college traditions of Saturdays down South and football which lead me apply to nearly every SEC school before deciding that Ole Miss was the place for me. I’ve said this before, but our parents really DO know what’s best for us. He’s the reason I went to Ole Miss, why I am able to withstand Saturday after Saturday of College Gameday and why going to baseball games is one of my favorite things to do. Here’s a few other things I’ve learned from him over the years: Always do the right thing (even when no one is watching)- […]

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Black Midi Dress

Black Midi Dress

Black Midi Dress | Wedges | Clutch (similar) | Sunglasses (similar) How’s your week going? I am so tired this morning and thankful that the weekend is here. This week was so busy! Since I was out of town last weekend and traveled back on Monday, it was a short week for me but pedal to the metal nonetheless! Today I am sharing a sweet and simple black dress that’s perfect for summer days at work and beyond. The midi length, cotton material and crochet detailing make this dress comfortable but chic enough to style to a T. I picked up this dress up a few weeks ago and have loved it every minute since. I easily style this dress for work, dressed up with a jean jacket or blazer and some wedges. But it’s perfect for casual weekends too. The light material keeps me cool and I plan to wear this dress to travel throughout the summer. In a few weeks, I am headed to New York City and with the humidity in the city, a comfortable, breathable dress is a must. Okay, switching gears a little bit here! As my Friday posts have started to take on a […]

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How to Create a Desk Nook

How to Create a Desk Nook

  Desk | Chair | Pillow | Computer | Agenda When we purchased our home, we downsized from what we had previously rented. We love it so much as it’s just enough space! At just about 1,300 square feet we are maxed out with just two bedrooms. With the absence of a designated office space, we had to get creative about how to situate a desk area in accordance with an open floor plan. Luckily, this little corner of our living room, previously occupied by additional seating, had the potential. Referred to as the “desk nook” this area is bright yet secluded and out of the way (well, as out of the way as it could be haha). Also, I really enjoy working here because Mack can work on the couch and we’re still in the same room! This area, although perhaps not in line with our décor parameters (see our dining room here), works for us. We wanted to have a little fun with the desk nook because we could! I found this painting at a local store and have never had art “speak to me” until I met this piece haha. It’s a little quirky yet modern with its stark […]

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Birthday Wish List

Birthday Wish List

Mini Dress | Cross Necklace | Clutch | Coffee Table Book | Shift Dress | Tennis Shoes | Sunglasses | Jean Shorts | Wedges I debated what to write for this post because not only is my birthday on Wednesday, we are celebrating our two-year wedding anniversary tomorrow! That fact deems this week as like, the best of the year for me haha! I joked with Mack throughout planning our wedding that this week would give him the opportunity to plan a getaway each year since there’s so much to celebrate. But in all honesty (and #reallife), we paid off my college loans last week which is better than any trip. Although, maybe next year we will be able to take a fun trip since that debt is gone. Praise hands so high right now! Although I did link to some items that I’d love to have for our wedding anniversary/my birthday, I want to let you all in on some things I’ve learned this year as well. It’s been the quickest one yet and I hate that so much. BUT I enjoy the reflection on another year lived and like to think that I am a little bit wiser (just […]

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LC Lauren Conrad Ruffle Top

Chambray Ruffle Blouse

Chambray Ruffle Blouse | Neutral Jean Shorts | Heels | Wallet | Sunglasses (similar) A major trend for summer is the ruffle top! This one in particular is in my favorite material, chambray. In all honesty, I’ve had the same chambray button down shirt for like eight years and it’s starting to get a hole in it. It was time to find a replacement! This top is easy, light for warm weather and perfect dressed down during the day with a pair of shorts or dressed up with some white skinnies, wedges and statement earrings for the evening. A good ruffle top is an expressive, carefree way to embrace the true meaning of summer. Relaxed yet the best part of the year in so many ways- we stay out later, enjoy the outdoors more and frequent our local restaurants for that refreshing cocktail! This weekend, I am headed home to Denver for a quick trip and very excited to see my family and our dog, Huston! Trips home are never long enough but I am grateful for the time spent there, no matter the duration. I sure love living in Florida but wish we lived closer to Colorado at times! What are your plans this […]

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