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August 13, 2017

Soft Eyelet Knit

With August in full swing but the fall months quickly approaching, I LOVE this sweater for the transition between seasons. The eyelet detail in the front is light and airy, lined with a layer behind it for full coverage. It has a mild peplum flare at the bottom and the perfect, flattering length. The back is a soft, cotton knitted fabric.

This sweater is so versatile. Pair it with skinny jeans, khaki shorts or pixie pants, depending on the weather. Add layers of delicate necklaces or go with a bold tortoise necklace.  The necklace I’m wearing has a gingham ribbon tie and is currently on sale!

While I was in the store, this purchase was completely spontaneous but it ended up being one of my favorites. It’s classy, casual and sweet – all in one.

How was everyone’s weekend? I finished painting my front door (will be sharing pictures once the full project is complete), grilled, relaxed and watched football. Next weekend will be very exciting as I head back to Missouri for my little brother’s wedding!

Hope y’all have a wonderful start to your week!

Live your life joyfully so,


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August 6, 2017

Floral Confetti

Oh my heavens, how much fun is this top?! This peplum beauty features beading and embellishments in the shapes of bright florals. The pink, yellow and blue flowers add just the perfect amount of color on a white top and remind me of confetti.

For summer, this light top is the perfect warm weather piece. It pairs nicely with colorful jewelry to create a casual, upbeat vibe. Or dress it up with heels – style with a pencil skirt and simple gold jewelry.

Wear this into the fall by limiting bright accessories and adding a dark blazer or jacket. There are little brown embellishments that can be played off from with a brown moto jacket. It also goes well with navy outerwear.

In regards to sizing, it does run a little large as far as width, but the peplum slims the waist. (Pictured in size 0, regular)  For my tall friends – the length is a little on the shorter side and the waist does fit higher than the average peplum. For my petite friends – this is available in petite sizing.

This top is a “best seller” according to the website and staff. It is a stunner, so I believe it! I had to visit a few stores because the stock was very limited. The best way to order is online as their online selection still offers a wide variety of sizes.

This is a favorite due to its appearance and craftsmanship! The beading is hand-sewn, and sophisticated but fun.  It will be one of my wardrobe staples for years to come.

Live your life joyfully so,


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August 1, 2017

SheIn Haul + Review

Hey friends! We have all seen the ads pop up for SheIn on our computers. SheIn offers trendy clothing at affordable prices. Is it all what it’s cracked up to be? I decided to find out with a SheIn haul. Here to give an honest review of the items I bought as well as the entire process. Full disclaimer:  I have no connection to SheIn – just here to help a sister out. Let’s get started!


July 30, 2017

Light & Dreamy

With sweater season approaching in the next couple months, this sweater is the perfect transitional piece between summer and fall. The ruffled, transparent tulle sets it apart from usual sweaters and adds gorgeous, romantic details. Pair the sweater with a cami (I’m wearing nude colored) or a neutral bandeau. The sweater fits a little larger (I’m wearing XS for sizing reference).

For summer/early fall I love this gray heather. It’s light and dreamy. In the late fall and winter months I can picture myself in the other color this sweater comes in, a deep burgundy with black tulle. For a limited time, these sweaters are both on sale!

As for accessories, since the front is plain and solid colored, let’s dress it up and have fun! I LOVE these tassle earrings and will be wearing them frequently this coming fall. They are a mix of new and vintage. Surprisingly they are lightweight despite their dramatic effect.

A long necklace adds a little shimmer to the front. Mine is getting close to selling out, so there are similar options here or here.

This week will include a lot of house improvements, including one beautiful cosmetic upgrade! The big project won’t be completed for awhile so stay tuned.

I hope y’all have a wonderful, relaxing day.

Live your life joyfully so,



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July 25, 2017

Olive You


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