Flower Print Cold-Shoulder Dress

Flower Print Cold Shoulder Dress

Flower Print Cold-Shoulder Dress | Wedges | Crossbody | Sunglasses Life on the Emerald Coast is returning to normal now that school is back in session. Traffic has died down, the rental units around our home have gone dark and there are parking spots again. I am in my happy place once again! With school back in session.. the college football season is near! Being that we still live in SEC country, the excitement is building! I am not a huge football fan by any means. I can’t tell you who the players are or what’s going on in the game but I do know how to tailgate. And for those of you familiar with Ole Miss and The Grove you know that we never lose a party. And thank goodness for that because there’s some hearsay that the Rebs may need a little help this year. But here’s to hoping! Anyways, when I was at Ole Miss my Dad would get beyond irritated with me because I would never go to the football stadium to watch the game. Instead, I would camp out in The Grove with my sorority sisters and just enjoy every Saturday down South. With The Grove clearly […]

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Newport, RI Wedding

Newport RI Wedding

Photo Credit: KB Digital Designs Over the past several weeks I mentioned on more than one occasion that I was attending my cousin’s wedding in Newport, RI. It was last month and everything about it was perfect! From her dress (that BOW!) to the Groom’s party shoes for the reception, no detail was over looked. With that in mind, and because she’s like a sister to me, I asked her if she’d like to take over the blog to share about her wedding. She graciously accepted and without further ado, I’ll turn it over to the new Mrs., Larisa Bright! …And they lived happily ever after {with their dog}. Our wedding day was my absolute favorite day ever! I was lucky enough to marry my best friend and we were surrounded by more love than I can ever explain. My husband, Murphy, and I were married on July 15th in Newport, RI. Being a bit of a control freak, wedding planning was perfect for me as I love details. When I first started to plan our big day, Christina was my go-to resource to set me on the right track and then I was off! I’m so excited about this guest post […]

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Engagement Gift Ideas

Engagement Gift Ideas

Mr. & Mrs. Wine Glasses (almost identical, I love these here too!) | Napkins (similar) | Glitter Champagne One wedding concludes and we have another to look forward to just like that! I’ve found that as my friends have moved to every corner of the country, weddings are the easiest way to get everyone together. With the Rhode Island wedding concluding (my cousin, Larisa is taking over the blog this Wednesday to share about her big day!), we now have a California wedding to look forward to. Although it’s sad to live far from friends, we sure do love to travel to celebrate along side them! I recently sent our well wishes to the newly engaged couple and decided on this adorable set of wine glasses, napkins to commemorate the celebration and a cute card. I decided to get “Mr.” and “Mrs.” glasses as opposed to something “soon to be,” so they can be used past the wedding day. In the past, I’ve also sent a glittery bottle of champagne to newly engaged couples because everyone needs one on their bar cart. If  you prefer a personalized option, Etsy is the best for personalized engagement and wedding gifts alike! Finally, if you just […]

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Straw Kitten Clutch

Straw Kitten Clutch

Blouse (sold out, similar) | Jeans | Wedges | Sunglasses | Kitten Clutch I am the first to say that I am a dog person! So much so that I feel like I offend people with children sometimes when I talk about my dogs like they’re people (but they are so…). Anyone who knows me or who has followed along here for awhile knows that Rebel and Tiger, named after Ole Miss and LSU, are my tiny doggies that think they’re kings of the castle. Rebel is a morkie (maltese and yorkie) and Tiger is a full yorkie, well at least we think he is haha. They are very sweet boys and both have birthdays this month! I may just have to do a post about them and what products I love for them. We shall see! Anyways, with the summer season on it’s way out, I am trying to work warm weather elements such as this straw clutch into my casual outfits before the temps cool down. Luckily, that doesn’t happen until about October so I’ve still got some time. I got this precious clutch from Blush Destin and she has just a few left! Until someone creates a puppy […]

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Five Greeting Cards to Always Have on Hand

Five Greeting Cards to Always Have

Stationary from Mingle 30A (if you don’t live locally, similar options here and here) | Acrylic Stationary Box The Griffin household is always fully stocked with wine, shipping materials (boxes, packing tape, stamps etc.) and greeting cards. One might think, what about necessities like toilet paper or extra groceries? Not in this house haha. In fact, we almost ran out of TP when we had guests in our home and that was embarrassing. But if anyone needs a glass of wine or to send some form of snail mail, I’ve got you covered. There’s something about quality stationary that I really just love! When selecting greeting cards, I can spend a solid 30 minutes standing in front of the display deciding on which to purchase. Snail mail, although very simple, makes me so happy! I am always excited when I get a handwritten card in our mailbox and I like to share that feeling as often as I can with others. With that in mind, I believe you should always have five greeting cards on hand which include: celebration card, happy birthday card, housewarming card, sympathy card and a blank card (to be used as thank you or miscellaneous event). Life throws us so many curveballs and trust me, there’s […]

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Girls’ Guide to Budgeting

Girls Guide to Budgeting

Happy Monday! I am fully fueled by coffee today but we’ll make it. Today’s topic although not the most riveting post I’ve ever written is absolutely necessary to lead a financially responsible life that is not riddled with stress and anxiety. Do you have your espresso/coffee/tea ready? Good, let’s get to it! Let me start by saying I am NOT the poster child of financial matters by any means. In fact, I found myself like most recent college graduates with thousands of dollars in student debt, a barley there salary and a credit card. In my mind I got the credit card for “travel” but instead it turned into my card of FUN that very quickly stopped being fun. It took ONE time of not being able to pay my credit card off in full that I took a step back, signed up for a budgeting class through my church and I’ve never looked back. Has this been an easy process? Certainly not. But do I see the value in literally counting every dollar that comes in and out? YES. It was after watching this Ted Talk that I realized perhaps my process of tracking our spending could help one of you, […]

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Last Chance #NSale Finds

Last Chance #NSale Finds

Velvet Kimono | Earrings | Over the Knee Boots | Blanket | Leggings | Leopard Loafers | Candle | Heels | Water Bottles With the Nordstrom sale concluding this Sunday I wanted to share some last chance finds before the prices go up! I went back through the sale thoroughly and although a lot of sizes are running low {so if you see something you love AND they still have it in your size, don’t wait!} I found some great fall staples, homewares, athletic essentials and a few accessories that I know I will reach for again and again. Even better, everything shown above is under $100! With that in mind, I am stocking up! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be closing out this extremely busy work week with a little #retailtherapy! I am so grateful that the weekend is here again! I don’t have much planned other than going to yoga on Saturday and that’s just how I like it. What are your plans? I hope you have a great one!

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Let’s Get Local: Snapdragon Fashion

Snapdragon Fashion

Love Letter (Caramel & Black) | Moondance (Silver, Gold & Rose) | Kelly’s Dress: Nicole Paloma Let me start this post by saying that Kelly Hall, creator of Snapdragon Fashion, is one of the most gracious people I’ve ever met. As I stumbled through a few camera issues during our shoot she was so patient and didn’t even bat an eye when we had to reschedule. Her reaction and response to the situation (as I died inside of embarrassment) was, “everything happens for a reason.” She was so right because THIS location was breathtaking and we made it through the second session with something to show for it. The kindness she displayed to me is not only how she lives her life but it is the breath of life throughout her brand. Focused on leaving the world better than she found it, her hand-crafted, socially conscious handbags give women the opportunity to be proud of the bag they carry. The commitment of Snapdragon is to create each bag without compromise to workers, animals and the communities it serves. The Moondance clutch (as seen, here and here) is one of the most unique items I have in my closet. This hassle-free clutch solves the problem of what to do with your […]

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Lipstick Lineup

Lipstick Lineup

First Photo (left to right) Lipstick Makeup Forever M402 | MAC Cremesheen Hot Gossip | MAC Cremesheen Fan Fare | MAC Cremesheen Creme Cup Lipliner Makeup Forever 8C (Red) | Makeup Forever 10C (Mauve) | Makeup Forever 15C (Pink) I realized in light of #NationalLipstickDay that I haven’t shared my favorite lip finds here so thought I would do so! For the longest time I was on the hunt for a lip combination that would last and not make my lips feel extremely dry. I began using the Makeup Forever foundation and powder awhile back and picked up one of their Aqua Lip lipliners on a whim when replenishing my regime. Game. Changer. These liners, when applied over a thin layer of my powder (when I apply my powder I just let the brush hit my lips in doing so), stay on like no tomorrow. I line my lips and fill them in with the pencil alone. For a matte look I will only wear the liner. When I am seeking something more dramatic or with a little sheen, I mix and match the liners and lipsticks as I see fit. Most often, I will use the 15C (pink) liner with any of the […]

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Shopbop White Floral Maxi Dress

White Floral Maxi

White Floral Maxi (currently 70% off!)| Crossbody | Wedges | Sunglasses First things first, it’s Friday! We made it and I am so thankful! This week has been a long one but productive nonetheless. I am ready to unwind this weekend with just a little bit of blog work and a lot of long walks with Rebel and Tiger. I’ve been out of my routine for the past three weeks or so and am ready to settle back in. Going into the weekend and August (seriously where has time gone?) this dress is my new summer staple. I love this dress because it’s honestly so comfortable- the fabric, double leg slits and ruffle cold-shoulder detail MAKE this dress. Not to mention this little number is 70% off and only $34! If you’re looking for a great maxi to take you through the remainder of summer… this is it. From summer rooftop sipping to a baby shower, this airy dress is fit for the occasion! Wishing you a weekend spent sleeping late, sipping coffee and catching up on whatever Netflix binge you’re on! Thanks for reading today!

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