Jul 29, 2014

A confession

Photo by Tiffany Mitchell of offbeat + inspired // instagram @tifforelie

So, I have a confession. I've got to rat myself out for a minute and come clean. I've been very inauthentic with my blog for the past few months and I would like to apologize.  When I restarted my blog after a 3 year long hiatus, I wanted to come back with passion, excitement, and motivation.  I wanted to have well written content all while sharing my life with all of my beautiful and encouraging readers. My blog has given me such amazing opportunities to meet new people, develop relationships with some of my favorite brands, and get to know all of you.

Over the past few months, my content has slumped. I haven't written anything that great, if at all. I'm not saying there is anything wrong when other bloggers post their outfit photos with links to each piece and wish everyone a great day. I follow quite a bit of blogs that do that and I absolutely love them. I'm saying that for my own blog, I wish to be more authentic. I want you all to be apart of this experience.

After spending a weekend with Tiffany Mitchell of off beat + inspired in Lexington, she brought light to so many things I was thinking. She is one of the most authentic, inspiring, and genuine people I know. One of the many things she said when we were talking about our blogs that really stuck out to me was this;  "I want to be the same person in real life as I am on my blog. I don't want someone to meet me after they've followed my blog and be surprised at who I am and how I portray myself. I want to be authentic and I want to show people my life, un-staged." Beautiful right? So it got me thinking.

This blog is going to get hit with many changes over the next few years because I am going to be experiencing many changes as well. Very soon, I will be announcing something that I want you all to join in. I want to be authentic. I want to share my passions and my thoughts with you all as they come. Let's be unveiled. Let's do life together. Let's open that door and walk through, together. Would you come along?


Jul 21, 2014

Easy Breezy

TOP : FREE PEOPLE
JEANS : TARGET
HAT : TARGET (old)
BOOTS : SAVIOR FAIRE

These last two weeks have been quite a roller coaster! I am so close to being able to spill the beans on what is happening lately! I'm so excited to share with you all the upcoming news, I could scream!  Life is about to change dramatically for me and I have been just accepting the ride as it comes. 
Lately I have not been able to stop listening to Sleeping at Last. Well, I should preface with the fact that they've always been on my most played list... at least for the past 10 years. You know that one band that no matter what, their songs peace to your soul without warning? That's what it's like for me. 
I hope you all have a fabulous week! 
Photos by WILL VASTINE

Jul 15, 2014

Turn, Turn, Turn

WHAT I WORE //
DRESS : FREE PEOPLE
SHORTS : H&M
BOOTS : SAVIOR FAIRE
HAT : MINNETONKA 
SWEATER : NORDSTROM


This outfit may be one of my favorite yet. The slip is so versatile and can be worn in so many ways. I wore this to the Free People back yard party I attended earlier this month. I coupled with with black shorts underneath and a flannel on top to add more of a edgy look.  
This weekend I drove through the smokey mountains to spend a small amount of time in Pine Hurst, North Carolina. That little town is so charming! My dad recently moved there and my grandma is a week out from moving there, so I will be visiting there more often! I didn't take any other pictures than iPhone pictures, that you can find on my instagram! The next time I go, I will make sure to remember my camera (which I never do. I HAVE to get better at that!). On the way down from the smokeys, we drove through the national park to get to a very charming valley. It was SO beautiful! I've always been a mountains over beach kinda gal, so I was so incredibly happy to be there. 
I have quite a few exciting things that I've had to keep on the hush hush happening lately, but I am so close to being able to share them with you all! I can't wait! Be on the look out because I'll probably just drop it all in one post. 

Photos by Will Vastine