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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Shopping

I really haven't been shopping, or even browsing that much lately, which is probably a very good thing, but I do have my eyes on the Talbots 30% off sale. In the 4 weeks, I've:
  • Been to 3 different states (Lexington, Kentucky, Dallas Texas, Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
  • Spent 14 hours in the car
  • Caught 4 flights 
  • Attended 2 weddings
  • And turned another year older
All the while working a full time job and blogging. Needless to say, I'm exhausted!!! This weekend I'm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at one of my sorority sister's weddings! I've been to North Carolina many times, but this is my first time in Chapel Hill, so I am very excited! I'm already so excited for next weekend. I am trying to avoid any and all plans and just hope I am able to sleep in and catch up on life in general. Have a fabulous day! 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Derby Day

Happy happy Derby day! I thought it was only fitting that I post about Keeneland today! It was so. much. fun. Despite the crowds and heat, it couldn't have been better! I wore this dress and it was absolutely perfect. It runs true to size, but I went a step further and had it tailored. 

We started in the late morning by tailgating. We got Cane's nuggets for everyone. I had never experienced Cane's before and oh my goodness, I am a believer now! 

It was beyond crowded but nothing a little champagne couldn't fix! I grabbed my hat while inside. They had the most beautiful hat options and I couldn't resist. This one makes me feel very Audrey Hepburn! I'm not much of a betting person, but it was fun to place small bets on each race!

This picture makes me laugh. It's a 100% candid pic that my dad snapped post-race. Between the heat, champs, and crowds, we were all exhausted by the time all of the races were over. 

Something I love about Keeneland is that everyone is dressed to the nines! Even my dad was looking dapper. The bow tie is by Beau Ties and super affordable. It would make a great gift for any bow tie loving guy! 

Shop my look with the above widget! This dress was perfect for the horse race, but I will be wearing this to work and to summer dinners. It's super versatile which is always something I look for in a dress. Have a fabulous day! 


Friday, May 1, 2015

Shirtdress Styled

Shirtdress (stripe version)// Belt (old, similar, similar)
Wedges (cheaper version)// Sunglasses
Handbag (old, similar)// Watch
Cable Bracelets// Monogram Necklace
 Remember this outfit? Well, I'm re-wearing the dress, just slightly different this time. Last time I posted a more weekend look, but this time I wore this to work. It's slightly casual, but also put together and perfect for the not-yet summer weather. 
I also noticed, while at work, that this dress is really easy to move in. I sit at a desk for my job, but still make a point to get up every so often and I noticed that I felt super comfortable in it. A major plus in my book! This shirtdress is a bit of an investment, but I found a somewhat similar version, here and here
I'm headed to North Carolina this weekend for a sorority sister's wedding (!!!) so be sure to follow along on my adventures on Instagram. Have a fabulous day! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lexington Day 2

Callie's Sorority House 

Snapchat from the Village Idiot 

Day two of visiting my sister in Lexington was so much fun (outfit details here)! We got  a late start to the day and had lunch and margaritas at Local Taco. We go every time we are in town... it has delicious Mexican food. The weather was so beautiful so it was the perfect time to have a long lunch outside. 

After Local Taco, we walked around her campus. It's so beautiful and it didn't hurt that the day was perfect, too. We made a pit stop into her sorority house which is as cute as can be and then went back to her apartment to relax and get ready for dinner... in between there was a pit stop to Liquor Barn. It's such a cool place. It's a giant warehouse full of any type of wine and liquor you can imagine. They had so many different champagnes and french roses to choose from, I was in heaven. 

Then we headed to the Village Idiot in downtown Lexington for a late dinner. We've gone before and love it. It also has a neat atmosphere. Callie got their housemade sangria and me, champagne. They had french fries with a million different dipping sauces. Soooo delish. As we were walking to the car, I met Vaughn, a Summer Wind reader! She was as sweet as can be and I am so glad she stopped and said hi! 

Then, it was off to Tin Roof and Two Keys with Peyton and Callie. We met up with my friend, Sarah, and had a great time. If you're ever in Kentucky, I definitely recommend checking out Local Taco and the Village Idiot. two great places! Have a fabulous day!