Something Blue

bardot off the shoulder top

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Two weekends ago Josh and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary! We spent the day at the Shaky Knees Festival- shoutout to my little bro who pulled some strings to get us the tickets as a slightly delayed, but still greatly appreciated wedding gift 😃. That morning we ate our wedding cake topper (which was surprisingly still delicious after spending a year in the depths of our freezer) and sipped some bubbly before heading to the festival. If you haven’t been to Shaky Knees in Atlanta, I highly recommend it, we had a fantastic time!

No grit, No Pearl

pink bell sleeve top

When I saw this bell sleeve top on Zara’s website I got soo excited about the tiny pearl details and knew that I had to have it! I’ve always loved pearls, especially when I first laid eyes on Holly Golightly (hero) in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Speaking of pearls, one of my favorite mottos is “No Grit, No Pearl.” We all want to be the pretty shiny, beautiful pearl, but it takes hard work and a little elbow grease to get there, aka -the tiny bit of grit inside the oyster shell.

One of the best ways I keep up with meeting my goals and working my way through the grit is through utilizing and tackling my to do list. Without it I would be completely lost and pretty aimless when it comes to accomplishing my daily tasks and goals. Sometimes my list gets a little daunting and you are probably familiar with the felling, when your list has spilled into two columns vs. one and you run out of space and have to flip the page… it gives me anxiety just thinking about it. It’s an extremely normal feeling to feel overwhelmed and like you can’t keep up with it all! The tips below have helped me the most in terms of accomplishing my daily tasks that over time add up and have helped me to accomplish my bigger goals.

Summer Reading List

Cute Summer Outfit

Few things scream “summer” louder than a breezy off the shoulder top, which thank goodness summer time is right around the corner because I am in need of some delicious BBQ and a glass of rosé sangria!

One of my favorite summer time activities is sitting by the pool with a brand new book. I typically listen to audio books on my commute to and from work every day, and while I love that I have Audible as an option, there is something so wonderful about reading a physical book! I find it so funny that the phrase “summer reading” used to make me cringe as a kid. I’ve always had an obsession with reading, but there was always something so unappealing about being forced which books you had to read.

Bloom Where You are Planted

Embroidered Floral Blouse

When life throws you lemons, throw them down the drain and run the garbage disposal… Or at least that’s what my mom always told me growing up when it came to house keeping and preventing the sink from smelling. Is there anything better than cleaning your home with a frozen pizza in the oven, and corny Hallmark movies waiting on the DVR?! Okay, you’re probably thinking I’m a psychopath… and maybe that’s the case, but the millions of copies of Kon-Mari books sold for a reason…

My Canadian Tuxedo

cute denim on denim outfit

While I would say that “classic” is one of the words I would use to define my own personal style, I do believe that there are times in life where you have to take a little risk- and what better way to do so than with fashion!

Step to It

Crisp Spring Fashion

Finally!! A beautiful Saturday in Atlanta after a long spell of on again, off again dreariness. I was so pumped this past Saturday AM to finally wake up to a sunshine filled day.

The chances of whether I decide to exercise is extremely dependent on the conditions of the daily weather… Am I the only one in shock and awe as I pass folks on the road running through cold, damp, drizzly rain?! One of the things I miss most during the winter months is having the luxury of being able to run outdoors vs. on a treadmill- which to be honest, can feel a bit mundane. Running outside on a gorgeous breezy day with great music really invigorates my senses. On my run this past Saturday I really felt awake for the first time in a long time. Lately I’ve felt like a walking zombie with crazy brain fog. I was really going for it and starting to feel incredible on my run when all of a sudden a really weird feeling came over me…

Learning to Become an Assertive Woman

strong female

Ever feel like life keeps throwing tests your way? Maybe you’re trying to work on your bad temper and a car cuts you off and flips you the bird as they speed on down the road. Or maybe you are dead serious this time about hitting the gym tomorrow morning, and when you wake up you are greeted with freezing rain that makes you want to crawl back into your warm bed.

That’s kind of how I’ve felt lately while working on flexing my assertive muscles. Lately it has felt like every corner I turn I am being given an opportunity to stand up for myself and speak my truth. I’m sure many of you suffering from the “Disease to Please” like me have felt very similar. The problem with this new attitude change is that it is an extremely unnatural feeling to assert myself…