Why crossbodies are my favorite…

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TOP: similarsimilar white versionshort sleeve version / / SHORTSAmerican Eagle / / SHOES: Lauren Ralph Lauren / / BAGsimilar Coach (mine’s from the outlet & I’m sure you can still find it there!) / /

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m always wearing a crossbody purse. They are my absolute favorite. I don’t like huge bags and this one from Coach is probably the largest (and most expensive) one I’ve had. They’re just so easy to carry around. In this picture I’m carrying Continue reading “Why crossbodies are my favorite…”

White lace…

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DRESS: American Eagle / / 

We took these pictures my graduation day and I’m so in love with the dress I wore! They’re all sold out online now :( it’s like a creme color and had scallop trim around the top. I love scalloped anything right now. I’m also in love with this boy in case you can’t tell ;) I’m so Continue reading “White lace…”

Disney World

TOP: Target (out of stock, similar here) / / SHORTS: Delia’s / / MONOGRAMMED CROSSBODYEtsy / /

Disney World!!! I went there over the summer with Andrew and his family for four days in all of the different parks…this is just the first day. We went there in the middle of July in Florida, so it was SUPER hot! Like 100 degrees and sunny everyday hot. I was sweating so much and thank goodness these pictures were from the beginning of the day or I would be a mess haha. When Andrew’s family goes to Disney World they go non-stop all day. That and the heat definitely wore me out. It was the first time I went to Disney World so it was a really fun experience seeing the castle and all of the themed rides. We saw Woody and Jesse from Toy Story and knew we had to meet and take pictures with them. Toy Story is definitely one of our favorite Disney movies. Jesse loved Andrew; It was hilarious. When we went to leave, she wanted to go with us and asked if we were going to Splash Mountain haha!

I had such a hard time deciding what to pack for Disney World and had no clue what I’d want to wear since I’d never been before. Thursday I’m going to tell you what I ended up packing and what I’d bring on a vacation to Disney World or any other theme park if you go in the summer. Thanks for reading!

White Ruffles

TOPJCPenney / / SHORTSAmerican Eagle / / SHOESSimilar here / / NAIL POLISH: OPI DS Classic

It is still SO hot here in Tennessee so I’m forced to wear shorts even though I’m so ready for Fall clothes! To transition the tiniest bit, I put on this three-quarters length top which is white making it still cool enough for the 90 degree weather here. I love wearing this top even in the winter though because it’s just such a fun piece when there’s so many dark, heavy clothes. It brings in something light yet still warm enough for the winter, so I will get plenty of use out of this top. I also don’t believe the whole thing about not wearing white after Labor Day. I think if you like it then you can do whatever you want, you shouldn’t have to follow rules in fashion!

Makeup- FOUNDATIONMaybelline Dream Pure BB Cream / / POWDERMakeup Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation / / BRONZERRimmel Natural Bronzer

I also wanted to add what makeup I’m wearing in this post. Makeup is something I get really excited about. I absolutely love getting new makeup and trying it out. One of my favorites is definitely the Rimmel bronzer because it’s SO cheap (seriously like $4) and the shade Sun Bronze doesn’t have sparkles. No sparkles is really important in a bronzer for me since I use bronzer everyday and want it to look natural. There’s nothing more unnatural than seeing sparkles all over someone’s face. Anyway thanks for reading!

xoxo

Skipping Stones

TOPLoft (on sale!!) // SHORTSAmerican Eagle // SHOES: Lauren Ralph Lauren // Andrew- SHIRTAmerican Eagle // SHORTSAmerican Eagle // SHOESSperry

One of the most fun ways to spend time during a date can be something as simple as skipping stones in the river. Just walking around, talking, wading in the water, or skipping stones can be so fun when you’re doing it with someone you love (or really like). So next time you go on a date, I challenge you to try to have fun by not spending money and not using technology. We also love going on picnics or stargazing when it’s a nice night out. The other day we actually went kayaking in this same river which was really fun even though it was super hot outside.

I love this new shirt I’m wearing from Loft. I got it the other day when it was half off. It is great quality and it’s actually reallyyy comfy! It looks kinda dressy so I paired it with my denim rolled up jeans, making it more casual for the day. But it could also be paired with a black pencil skirt and heels to wear to work. I’m always wearing sandals in the summer, and the silver ones I’m wearing are my favorite this summer. They go with everything which is what I love about them. Hope everyone is having a great week!

xoxo

My Go to Summer Look

TOP: American Eagle (old) this one is a similar style I love even more// SHORTS: Made these from old jeans// SHOES: BCBG (Found at TJMaxx) last seen here// EARRINGSLC Lauren Conrad (On sale!!)

During the summer I usually just throw on some jean shorts and a tank top since it’s in the 90’s almost everyday in Tennessee. This has easily become my go to outfit for summer. Loose, soft tank tops are so flattering on so many different body types. They also make it so much cooler in the hot, hot sun! Jean shorts are also a must, because they go with everything. It’s so hard for me to find jean shorts that I love since they either don’t fit me right in the legs or they don’t fit in the waist, so I’ve started taking some of my old jeans that are either out of style or too short and making them into shorts. It’s so simple to do too! I start by placing a pair of shorts that I like the length of on top of the pair of jeans I want to cut. I then measure about 4-5 inches (Remember the jeans can always be cut shorter so don’t cut too much off at first!) longer than those shorts so that there’s room to roll them up twice. I then just cut the bottom part of the jeans off up to where I measured. I try them on, roll them up twice, and decide whether or not the length is what I want. Sometimes I have to go back and cut a little more off until I get them exactly where I want. It only takes like 5 minutes and I have a new pair of shorts for free! I would love to hear of any suggestions or ideas you have about altering clothes to fit just right in the comments! :)

xoxo

Nashville

TOP: American Eagle (old) but similar here (on sale!!)  SHORTSAmerican Eagle  SHOES: BCBG (from TJMaxx) but similar here  HAIR TIEVictoria’s Secret  EARRINGSLC Lauren Conrad (on sale!!)  PURSE: Kate Spade last seen here  ANDREW’S SHIRTAmerican Eagle  ANDREW’S SHORTSAmerican Eagle (on sale and in basically every color!)  ANDREW’S SHOESSperry

The other night Andrew and I decided to walk around Nashville and explore downtown since it is his last week working in Nashville at his internship before going back to school for the fall semester. We passed the pedestrian bridge on our way to go eat, so I told him we had to come back and see it on our way back. The view from the bridge was so pretty; you could see Nashville next to the river.

I love the shirt that I’m wearing from American Eagle in these pictures! I always get a ton of compliments on it. Although, I do have to be careful when I wear it to not snag it on anything since the material is delicate. The shorts I’m wearing are really soft and comfy too. I really like white shorts in the summer especially with a darker shirt like I wore here. It makes the outfit a little brighter for summer. I have to tell you about the hair tie I have on! You can’t see it too well in these pictures but these from Victoria’s Secret are my absolute favorite! They have the best colors (pink and black) which basically go with everything (I loveee light pink). They are also really great because you can wear them a ton and they don’t get all stretched out like other cloth hair ties I’ve tried. Hope everyone is having a great week! It’s almost Friday! :)

xoxo

Sunday Best

TOP: H & M SKIRT: American Eagle (old) but similar here SHOES: Target (old) but similar here PURSE: Kate Spade Newbury Lane Sally in light pink SUNGLASSESCalvin Klein ANDREW’S SHORTSAmerican Eagle (on sale) ANDREW’S SHIRT: Sold out in orange but love this blue one

On Sundays Andrew and I usually go to church that morning and either shop a little bit afterwards or just relax. This Sunday, I decided to wear this circle skirt which is perfect because it’s flowy, high-waisted, and yet still form fitting at the top. I love this style because it seems to be universally flattering on most people. Mine was from American Eagle because their clothes fit me best, but this style of skirt can be found at most stores (That way you can go with one that fits your body type and personality best!). This skirt was also great for the 95 degree weather and sunshine we had today too (you basically have to wear something flowy!). And it has a lot of colors and patterns going on, so a simple black tee worked great on top. I love the black wedges I have on from Target! They are so comfy and Target always has a great selection of wedges. I got the ones I have on last year but I would love to have these. They look just like these Michael Kors ones for about a third of the price. I loveee a good deal which is why I was also really excited to get my Calvin Klein sunglasses for a third of the price at TJMaxx! You have to look a lot there but sometimes there are really great sunglasses, shoes, or purses!

Andrew usually wears something orange any chance he can, he’s a huge UT Vols fan :) So he wore his polo orange striped button up shirt. It’s way too hot for pants so these khaki shorts had to work for today. He’s picking up my dog Cooper by the way. Cooper is the sweetest puppy and I could tell he didn’t want to be picked up but went along with it anyway. Hope you had a great weekend, love you all!!! Thanks for reading :)

xoxo, Erika