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What To Do in Newport, RI

What To Do in Newport, RI

I promise after this post I will stop talking about my cousin’s wedding and Newport, RI! But since we were there, I wanted to let you all in on some fun things to do and see while visiting. Although we were so busy with wedding festivities, we managed to sneak in some sightseeing on our weekend visit. Here’s what we did while visiting Newport, RI and you should too: Stay at a Bed & Breakfast: Until we visited Newport, we never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before but will surely do it again. My entire family rented the Blue Jewel Guest House for the weekend (which is an Inn that’s a part of Three Sister Inns all located close to one another). My favorite parts of the Inn included the fact that it was so homey, boasted an adorable porch to enjoy coffee on and fresh baked goods that surprised us each evening. To top it off, they even left a guest book by the front door for guests to sign and it was really interesting to read former guest comments and see how far people traveled! Visit The Breakers/Do the Cliff Walk: There are some of the most beautiful mansions I’ve ever seen […]

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Work Emergency Kit

Work Emergency Kit

Cosmetic Pouch (similar), smaller version here Hello everyone! I am back and still feeling the Monday blues after this weekend (and I fully realize it’s Wednesday). Our weekend in Newport, Rhode Island was so much fun! There’s just something about all of your family and friends being in the same room that feels SO good! My cousin’s wedding was amazing and beautiful and she was radiant all weekend! With that being said, I am still so sad that the weekend had to come to an end. Needless to say, getting back on track this week after a sleep-deprived but worth every second weekend, has been a challenge! For those of you just tuning into my blog, I don’t do it full time. When not blogging, going to yoga or walking my dogs, I work full time for a locally owned public relations firm. I learn something everyday and enjoy working with a highly motivated team that seriously know how to get stuff done. But one thing I caught onto quickly is that we’re always moving. To and from meetings, luncheons, events… you name it, we have a number of engagements weekly. It didn’t take long for me to start stocking my desk with […]

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What To Do in NYC

What To Do in NYC

  If you follow me on Instagram then you know I was in New York City last weekend for my cousin’s bridal shower! It was a quick weekend trip but my Mom and I made the most of our short visit. From Times Square to Chelsea and the Upper East Side, we covered some SERIOUS ground. My Mom has a Fitbit and one day we walked over 22,000 steps. I mean…. we were hauling haha. Some highlights of our trip included: Sipping Frosé + Broadway Show: We picked War Paint, the story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, the first dealing CEO’s of the makeup industry. We really enjoyed it! Walking the Highline: You HAVE to do this! It’s a fun way to see the city from an elevated walkway that boasts greenery in every direction. I always love to see nature in the concrete jungle. Wondering through Chelsea: If we ever move to NYC, I think this is where I’d like to be haha. It’s adorable. Bridal Shower: We loved spending the afternoon with family to cheers to our bride-to-be! Her wedding is just two weeks away now and we can’t wait! If you’ve followed along on here for […]

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How to Effectively Use Social Media

How to Effectively Use Social Media

Travel Mug | Sunglasses (& love these!) | Clutch | iPad Case (similar) | iPhone Case I believe that although most people understand how to use social media from a functionality stand point, some are seriously missing the mark on how to use it effectively. Just the other day I heard a story about recent high school graduates that got their college admission taken away because of, you guessed it, inappropriate social media posts. Rather than tell this generation (or is it my generation haha I don’t even know) and beyond what not to do on their social media accounts, I think we could shift the focus and strive to use these powerful tools in an effective manner. Literally, at the touch of a button someone gets a glimpse into your personal life. What do you want them to see? With that in mind, here’s how I think we can more effectively use social media: Use It as a Resume: We all know that employers, colleagues and family members check our profiles. With this in mind, be always aware that everyone has the potential to see what you post. If you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to see it, don’t post it! Simple as […]

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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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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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Let’s Get Local: The Dressing Room Boutique

Let's Get Local: The Dressing Room Boutique

If I could dream up my perfect closet, it would very closely resemble The Dressing Room Boutique’s storefront! It’s so fresh, organized and filled with light (my favorite!). Now give me all the clothes at The Dressing Room Boutique and I’d be the happiest girl in the world. For me, I usually walk into a boutique, browse around and find one or two things I love. This is not the case for me whenever I enter The Dressing Room Boutique! Rather, I find armfuls of things to try on, at which point I have to make the worst decision of WHAT to pick, because I truly love it all. As you can see from the images above, this store embodies my style almost to a T. There are classic pieces, beautiful colors but a mix of trendy must-haves that complement and balance any good wardrobe. After shopping with owner, Abbie Reeves for the past few months, and even collaborating on this Valentine’s Day post, I knew I had to share the woman behind this stunning storefront. After chatting with Abbie, it was so apparent to me how passionate she is about her family, her business and supporting other locally-owned businesses. Here’s a […]

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Time Management Tips + Tricks

Time Management Tips + Tricks

Tote Bag | Agenda | Notebook | Watch | Chair | All in Good Taste Over the past few months I’ve found myself busier than usual. In addition to working 20-30 hours a week managing a locally owned store, running this blog and starting a new opportunity as an intern, I discovered very quickly how precious time really is. Furthermore, I adapted as quickly as I could to ensure that I was able to complete everything I needed to for my job, internship and blog while still maintaining my sanity. If I am being totally honest, I did come home after a night of working late at the store in tears. BUT all that to say, it forced me to look at my schedule and adjust where necessary. After 60 days of balancing three tasks that are all equally important to me, I feel much better and wanted to share my time management tips and tricks: Write Everything Down: When balancing contending tasks it’s absolutely essential to write everything down. I know I’ve shared with you that I live and die by my planner. However, in addition to my planner I also keep a notebook with me depending on what I have going on that […]

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What’s in My Purse

What's in my Purse

I always joke that when I am going to work, on a trip or even to the grocery store that I am moving in! For whatever reason I am not the girl who just carries everything in that tiny card holder on the back of an iPhone. I can’t do it- I need to have my giant tote bag, which houses my smaller purse and everything else I reach for on a daily basis. Seriously, when I leave for work each morning it’s almost laughable how many items I bring with me. But, your girl is prepared for anything and EVERYTHING! Hungry? Here’s a snack! Have headache? Here’s an Advil. Need to wash your hands on the go? Here’s some hand sanitizer. Being unprepared is a feeling I dislike very much. Therefore, I organize my tote bag as a mini survival kit! Because I’ve just learned over the years, you’d rather be safe than sorry (mostly pertaining to snacks haha). Here’s what I make sure my bag is stocked with on a day to day basis: My Purse– That’s right, I carry a bag inside a bag haha. I like to keep it this way as my wallet, lipstick case […]

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Let’s Get Local: Graceful Rebel

Let's Get Local: Graceful Rebel

Graceful Rebel Let’s see, what is there to say about Graceful Rebel and its creator Cameron Merrill, that I haven’t already said? In case you missed it, I featured the Live Grace Fully tank and the Faith over Fear tank in the past month because I am THAT obsessed. Her tanks are not only adorable, comfortable and easy to style, they sport truth and inspiration that makes her brand notable in so many ways. These tanks pack a lot of punch and I am so thankful to have met Cameron! She’s local to the 30A area and is continually seeking ways to give back to her hometown. Her attention to detail and passion for inspiring and empowering women is admirable! If I am being honest, I haven’t met a ton of people like Cameron. What I mean by this is she’s someone who made the decision to leave the job title driven world behind and take the jump into starting her own business. Her bravery in doing so is something that I think we all want in our lives. Cameron’s response to this- What are you waiting for? We met for coffee and had the best time just relating over small victories and struggles […]

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