A Wedding Guest Dress

We had the honor and privilege of witnessing our dear friends marry each other last weekend. It was a beautiful and happy celebration, and the perfect start to their life together.

For the occasion, I had fallen in love with a navy blue Gal Meets Glam dress that unfortunately was out of stock everywhere in that color. Nordstrom… Anthropologie… Saks Off Fifth…

So I did what I do best and found a perfectly acceptable (and affordable) dupe off Amazon!

Aside from probably the quality and material of the fabric, the dresses are seemingly identical. Fit, style, detailing, and most importantly: the pockets!

The dress was absolutely comfortable in every way and the movement was so fun! I got tons of compliments as I twirled around on the dance floor at the reception.

Allie did the most amazing job swooping my hair back into a classy and simple bun. It was nice to have all my hair up since the weather was so warm and sunny that day.
You can shop my outfit including my accessories in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! I was sure to link the original Gal Meets Glam dress as well because it’s still available in select colors and sizes.

So if you’re looking for the a comfortable and classy outfit for an upcoming event, I hope you feel inspired with this look!


Croc

This all came about because I needed comfortable working shoes for the summer. With standing on my feet for 8+ hours work shoes generally means less than a two-inch heel, or flats with zero arch support.

Maybe it’s getting older, maybe it’s just the thought of working ALL DAY and feeling every. single. step. in my feet, but I thought I better attempt to find something that won’t have me crying in the midst of doing some of my best work in absolute pain. I’ve done the research.. and set on a pair of crocs 🐊

Let me tell you. These are the BEST shoes I own! They come in multiple colors, and I have every intention of wearing them all summer. Y’all can thank me later!


Plain White Tee

Ladies, I have finally found the perfect plain white t-shirt at the perfect price point. Finding a good quality, basic closet staple that everyone can love turned out to actually be quite daunting but I think I’ve finally succeeded.

I’ve tried any and all brands over the years, from Old Navy to Amazon to J. Crew. None of them measure up to the UNIQLO crew neck t-shirt. The 100% cotton fabric is SO soft. The knit is just thick enough to not be the least bit sheer, but yet thin enough to still be lightweight for all seasons. And for less than $15, you could easily purchase a few to keep on hand since I know you’ll be reaching for it again and again.

I should mention that in addition to the classic crisp white, the shirt is also available in 12 other colors! It fits true to size but I would recommend sizing up one size if you wish to put it in the dryer since it is 100% cotton.

For a link to purchase, please click here: http://liketk.it/3gqIc

Happy MDW! xo


Feeling Good

Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. Breeze drifting on by, you know how I feel.

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me… and I’m feeling good!

This song has been in my head all week long. Woke up every day this week with a grateful heart for a life filled with love. As we begin to move forward after last year’s crisis, I am embracing the new dawn and the new little life that I’ve been entrusted to care for. 💙 Motherhood has me feeling gooooooood!

This weekend’s look is a preview into summer. A lightweight cotton dress (with buttons for nursing access! AMEN!), my favorite handbag, and classic espadrille wedges.

The dress fits true to size, but I did size up one size because I wanted to make sure I had enough room in the chest since the buttons are functional and I wanted to avoid any gapping. It is not lined but it doesn’t need to be the fabric is not sheer at all.

This outfit can be a splurge or a save depending on the items you choose. I’ve linked everything in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! Click here: http://liketk.it/3fR9Z

Hope you all feel good too! xo

Pajama Party

I had a few ideas for this weekend’s blog post. I’ll be real with you, my mind has kind of been all over the place lately. So instead of stressing about it, knowing in my heart that you all are “my people” that would certainly understand, I took it easy yesterday and spent almost the whole day in my pajamas with my little boy and it was just the best! One thing led to another, as they do, and we had a little photo shoot 😂 it was fun and now we have these pics to share at least!

Both of our jammies are from Amazon, I linked them in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, (click here!) along with items pictured in his nursery.

Charlie is 6 1/2 months old now! Some days it is so hard to believe that time is passing so quickly!
I’m probably going to order another set, or two!, of these pajamas for myself. They are a very soft waffle knit fabric and I love the relaxed fit.
My little bestie 💙

We hope you enjoyed your weekend as well! Maybe you can take today to have your own pajama party… we will probably be doing the same thing again too! xo


Mother’s Day

Instead of a Mother’s Day gift guide or something of the sort here on our blog, I decided to do an open letter exchange with the most amazing women in my life and share it with you. These letters are personal and I hope they help you recognize the blessings a mother figure in your life has given you, and reflect on how he or she has played a role in the making of the person you’ve become today.

Whether written or spoken, words are so incredibly important. Things can often go unsaid, and I think we should all make an effort to vocalize these things, even if it seems totally random and out of left field. I hope that this post encourages each and every one of you to express your love and the value you see in the people close to you.

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To my mom, Cheryl

There are so many things I’m grateful for in our relationship and having you as a mother.

Looking back on my life, I was incredibly blessed to grow up in a home where my words were heard and I was free to be myself, whoever that may have been. I have you (and Dad) and Angela to thank for that. I was encouraged to try new things, and to be open minded and accepting of others. I was taught to be independent and self sufficient, and that it’s okay to play by myself and do my own thing. I was shown how to be kind to others and the importance of helping those less fortunate, as well as how to ask for what I need too. I was taught to have thick skin, that there’s always room for growth and that it’s never too late to start something new.

Naturally as mother and daughter, you and I are alike in so many ways. I honestly see more of you in myself every day. We’re both fiercely independent, introverted, hardworking, go-getters in life and in the workplace, coordination very seriously, go-with-the-flow and the peacemakers in most situations. We’re even tempered and hard-to-shake, strong women.

As funny as it sounds, you’re my hype queen. You’re the first one to tell me I’m fully capable of doing anything and everything I want to do, and you’re the first person I call if I ever need a pep talk. I exit all of our conversations, even the quick ones, feeling so much more confident in myself and my abilities. You’ve helped me grow into a women that encourages others, walks confidently through life and pursues my passions without fear of failure.

You’re incredibly selfless and giving — more than anyone else I know. You’re sensitive to other’s needs and seem to somehow know what someone is in need of before they even realize it themselves. You show up and perform no matter what the occasion is or how you’re feeling, simply because you feel it’s important to the people around you. You’ll drop anything and everything to be there for someone you love. You’re motivational and encouraging, and always helping others get to where they want or need to be, whether it’s by means of tough love or a confidence boost.

Thank you so much for playing such a huge role in the woman I’ve become. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for always supporting me, showing me the way, encouraging me in everything I do and loving me whole heartedly. You are beautiful, kind, strong, selfless and so loving — I truly couldn’t be more blessed to have you not only as a mom, but as a friend and role model too.

Happy Mother’s Day to the best woman I know! I love you!

To my sister, Angela

I know no life without you in it. In the very beginning of my life, my first day here on this earth I was greeted with many smiling faces one of which was our family and, the other was yours. Even at the age of three you anxiously awaited my arrival and it wouldn’t be long until we became the very best of friends.

I’d like to say that we have a bond that is so unbreakable not even the jaws of steel could pull us apart but isn’t that what all sisters say? Our lives haven’t always been perfect we have had some hard spots in life but I can’t remember a single one that we faced alone.

Any humiliation that mom hadn’t already covered, you were happy to fill in. Y’all were an unparalleled parenting duo.

Thank you for helping raise the chaos that is me. Thank you for always being supportive of everything I do, including the things nobody else could understand. Thank you for being the most stable person in my life, an unwavering certainty in a highly unpredictable world.

Charlie is truly the luckiest baby to have you as a mother. I am so fortunate to watch you both grow into such amazing roles In each other’s lives. You are by far one the best people I know, and honored to call you my big sister.

On your official first Mother’s Day, I want to make sure you know that you are the heartbeat of this family, the glue that connects us all. Because of you, and who you are as a person, everything is just better in our life. Over and over again, I would always choose you to travel this very special journey. It’s you and I til the very end. My sister, beautiful best friend, and wonderful mother to Charlie Boy.

Happy Mamas Day Sissy!

To my Aunts, Ange + Debi

(Mom’s sisters)

To a women who were mamas side kicks —


We all have someone in our lives that impact us in the best possible way, by setting a “good example,” standing up for them no matter what or always being there for you. That’s an Aunt

There are so many reasons to love you both but, thank you for being who you are, always. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for being the sisters to my mama. For helping her. For supporting her. For supporting me and Ange. For loving our family. I love you more than I could ever express in a few hundred words or a blog post. But I figured this is a small start.

I hope to be the aunt you showed me to be. I look up to being the best version of myself to Charlie the way you were to me.

Always remember that in a world of grey, you are and will forever be a bright ray of sunshine’s. I love you and you will always hold a special place in my heart.

Happy Mother’s Day to you both 💗


Getaway

Life can feel so exciting and purposeful when your calendar is stacked, inbox is buzzing, and notifications are flying at you left and right.

But at some point, something’s gotta give.
Hours stretch into days which stretch into weeks which stretch into months and months on end until the next thing you know, you’ve forgotten the last time you allowed yourself to take a break from your everyday life. A real break. Not a scheduled brunch or a weekend binge of Netflix’s latest series.

That’s when I decided to book a trip with The Getaway House.
Whether you’re the kind of person who loves camping and being outdoors sun up to sun down, or someone who literally cannot stand the thought of sleeping on the ground, or bugs, The Getaway House has managed to balance the best of both worlds, with fur babies included of course!

The view speaks for itself, truly! Instantly took my breath away when we arrived.

The Getaway House has only been around since 2015, but since then, they’ve expanded into locations outside of 15 major cities across the US. Currently, you can get away from:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte,
  • Raleigh,
  • Washington DC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Pittsburg-Cleveland (where I went!)
  • Portland, OR

Each location was specifically picked so that you can reach a Getaway within just a couple hours by car, making it easy to break away even if you only have one or two free nights to spare.

In terms of cleanliness, the cabins are each naturally socially distant, being at least 50-150 feet apart from one another. In between stays, the cabins are thoroughly cleaned. And, if you need anything during your stay, you can text or call the staff for assistance.

Your family, best friends, significant other, your pup, or even by yourself (!) – it’s an ideal way to unplug, exhale, and get away from the grind of everyday life, even if only for a night or two.

They generously offered my followers a promo code if y’all ever get the chance to experience this. At checkout use code: INOURSTYLE to get you some $$$ off!


Pretty in Pink

It snowed this week… seriously. But the comeback was quick! Spring has arrived and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the pretty blooms! 🌸🌷🌼

My perfect spring dress is only $24. I love everything about it- From the tie straps and flowy fit, to the pink color and gingham print. The exact dress and my accessories are linked in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. Click here: https://ltk.app.link/T5UvNU4dKfb

I also posted a video on my instagram stories so you could see the movement of the dress! It’s so pretty! 💕


Classic Fedora

A hat is both functional and stylish. It can be the perfect accessory to keep the sun out of your eyes, hide your bad hair day, and/or add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. I believe every girl should have at least one fedora in their hat collection. I have 10 🤣🤣🤣

I’ve always been a hat girl 🧢 👒 🎩 The fedora is a timeless hat for both men and women and can be worn a variety of ways. When worn appropriately, it can be very effective in making you look fashion-forward.

I always keep my outfit simple when wearing a fedora hat. Especially on days I work and want to still like the “part”

PLACEMENT : MAKE SURE IT’S COMPLETELY FLAT OR IF YOU WANT IT TIPPED BACK MAKE SURE YOU ARE SHOWING A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR HAIRLINE. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

like this look? Shop all our outfits on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!


Adoughrable

When we heard that Krispy Kreme and Oreo collaborated, we just had to partake. Those are the rules, we didn’t make them.

The delicious duo is only available for another week, until 4/18. So RUN, don’t walk… to your nearest Krispy Kreme. And if running just isn’t your thing, Krispy Kreme offers delivery through their website!

Is there anything more a-dough-rable than Charlie in black and white gingham to match the doughnuts!?
“Mmmmm… these look tasty!”
“I can’t wait to have my first Krispy Kreme doughnut one day!”