Saturday, August 30, 2014

Labor Day Sales

 Labor Day is the perfect time for amazing sales and here's a quick roundup of my favorites:
Anthropologie - Extra 20% off sale items
Baublebar - Up to 50% off select styles
C. Wonder - 30% off full price items
J. Crew - Extra 40% off sale + free shipping
Kendra Scott - 15% off sitewide + free shipping
Lulu & Georgia - 25% off with code LABORDAY25
Nordstrom - Up to 50% off select items
Tibi - 20% off fall styles with code HELLOFALL
This is one of my favorite photos of a quaint little home in downtown Charleston, one of the best places on earth (in my opinion), and where I'm spending my labor day!  Have a fun weekend, cheers! xx.

Friday, August 29, 2014

#COBALTLOVE

Romper: Melvina c/o | Shoes: Zara {old, love these} | Sunnies: Prada | Handbag: ZAC Zac Posen {on sale!} c/o | Necklace: ILY Couture c/o | Bracelets: Ettika c/o + Stella & Dot c/o | Lips: Stila 'Fiery'

As I mentioned in yesterdays post, I'm having a serious love affair with cobalt right now.  Combine that with a backless, structured romper, and I'm absolutely obsessed!  I recently found Melvina Boutique (Use code LOVELY for 15% off your entire purchase!!) while searching for some of my favorite brand names online and immediately fell head over heels for their pieces.  One of my favorite thing about this playsuit is the fun, striped waistband.  I love how it breaks up the cobalt and gives you a little something extra.  Plus it made it super easy to pair with white + black accessories.  

I hope you all have a lovely, labor day weekend!  We're kicking off the holiday by cooking dinner with friends tonight and then heading some place beautiful {by the water, of course} to end the summer on the best note possible.  Weekend getaways are my absolute favorite!  What are you guys up to?  Stay safe, have fun and cheers to a 3 day weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xo.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Insta-Lately

Summertime is all about relaxing by the water, right?  This Triangl Swimwear bikini is beyond chic.  The style, the material, the color, it's all so perfect.  Not to mention, how well it matches my The Beach People towel.  I love the black + white, circular design, as well as the fun fringe around the edge.  #matchmadeinheaven
< pajama top + bottoms | coffee mug | nail polish {fiji} >
I can't even begin to tell you how in love I am with these Maison du Soir, luxury pajamas.  The beautiful, floral print is so feminine + 100% silk, which feels absolutely amazing.  Since yesterday was national dog day, I thought it was only appropriate to snap a quick photo of my sweet Lola girl.  To be honest, if we don't have evening plans during the week, I usually come straight home, run a bubble bath and immediately change into my pajamas.  And to be even more honest, those are my favorite kind of nights. #familynightathome #inprettypajamasofcourse
I mean, let's get serious- is there anything in this world better than macarons?  I have a major problem in that I can't get enough of them.  I've sort of started this tradition where I swing by the market every Saturday and pick them up for a weekend treat and it is so not good for my waistline!  But, sometimes, life is just all about the little things that make you super happy.  And this is my little thing: decadent macarons.  Also, I can't find this particular gold plate any where, because I found them at Marshalls a while ago, but these plates are similar and I just got a couple sets of them! And because I'm a little partial to this hashtag, I can't think of a better way to describe this photo. #forallthingslovely #myhapplyplace
I eluded to this a little bit on instagram, but after having a really long monday (are there ever short ones?) last week, I came home feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed out.  As I mentioned above, keeping my usual routine and coming straight home, taking a bath, pouring a glass of wine and relaxing were definitely on the agenda.  Anyways, the hubs didn't even know I was having that kind of day.  It was just one of those crazy days where we hadn't had a lot of time to catch up throughout the course of the day and he just simply knew.  He walked in the door, roses in hand, and that little bit of unplanned thoughtfulness completely turned my day around.  I thought that was worth a little impromptu photoshoot.  #soulmate #sothankfulformyblogsband
top | shorts | cross body | nail polish | cupcake > 
So, in the midst of trying to little by little transition my blog into a little more of a fashion AND lifestyle blog, I've been creating "lifestyle" type posts on Thursdays.  (Well, trying to.  Except today. #fail) Anyways, this adorable, little cupcake was one of the first things I wanted to try to bake and oh my gosh, were they good!  Easy, however- not so much.  I explained a little bit about the tideous repetition in the post, but to be completely honest, I could NOT do it alone!  I had to get J to help me ice cheerios at 10pm that night! (Which he LOVED, of course. #not #failagain) Oh well, at least they matched my outfit the next day, right? #fashioniseasier #illkeeptrying #butnopromises
passport holder | flats {love these} | earrings {on sale!} | perfume >
I'm loving all things cobalt blue for fall.  When Baublebar surprised me with these beautiful statement earrings in my mailbox, I immediately had to pull out everything I owned that was somewhat in the cobalt family and make an outfit out of it.  I definitely think this fun color is sticking around for a while, so rather than simply finding trendy pieces to rock, I'm splurging on a few things too. These Charlotte Olympia flats are definitely on my wish list + this gorg Rebecca Minkoff mini mac. #cobaltlove #fallfashion

Sorry for the long post today! I was feeling a little extra chatty and apparently it came out in my photo descriptions.  Sometimes it's nice to let you guys in a little more than the typical outfit, let's talk about fashion, blog post.  Although that's what this blog is all about, I wouldn't be where I am today without the support and kind words of each one of you, so thank you so much for reading + following along every day.  Seriously, from the bottom of my heart, I couldn't do this without you.  I'm so thankful every single day for getting to do something that I love and am so passionate about and each one of you play a huge part in that.  Cheers to #forallthingslovely!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by, xo.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Army Green + Stripes

Top: J. Crew | Vest: Piperlime {similar} | Jeans: Forever 21 | Handbag: Hobo c/o | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Watch: MK | Necklace: Stella & Dot c/o | Sunnies: Prada | Lips: Stila 'Fiery'

This is exactly the kind of look that I love for a cool, fall evening.  Mixing army green + stripes has quickly become one of my favorite go-to looks for any season.  Layering is key for transitioning into cooler weather and a vest is the perfect addition to any outfit since it's much lighter than a jacket or cardigan.  Plus, we all know how much I love a little distressed denim!

Plus, how cute is my sweet friend Eleni, writer of Convey The Moment, showing off her back to school/fall transition look, too?  I love the casual overalls + converse flats- so chic!  Head over to her blog to see her outfit deets!

Don't forget to enter my fall favorites giveaway below, you don't want to miss out on this one!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xo.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Favorites

Giveaway 2
I'm super excited to be switching it up today from my normal Tuesday Trends post and replacing it with a giveaway! With fall right around the corner, I've come up with a few of my favorite go-tos and giving them away to one lucky For All Things Lovely reader.  As most of you know, accessories are always my favorite part of any outfit.  I love how you can completely change your look by adding a killer handbag + statement jewelry.  This GiGi New York clutch is the perfect shade of magenta, while grey is quickly becoming my favorite nail color for fall.  Plus, in honor of the pumpkin spice latte returning to Starbucks yesterday, I thought it was so necessary to throw in a little Starbucks giftcard + a box of macarons from my favorite market in Downtown Greenville.  After all, cool weather requires a hot cup of coffee and an afternoon treat! 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Transitioning Florals

Top: Chicwish c/o {super similar} | Pants: Dress Up c/o similar} | Clutch: K Slademade c/o | Shoes: Zara {love these + these} | Earrings: ILY Couture c/o {on major sale, similar} | Watch: MK | Bracelets: Ettika c/o + Stella & Dot c/o | Sunnies: Prada | Lips: YSL 'Rouge Volupte' #15

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  John and I started our Sunday by grabbing a quick coffee downtown and sat outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.  It was a little overcast and only about 75 degrees, which was absolutely perfect.  The cool, morning breeze made me so ready for fall!  This is probably one of my favorite outfits for transitioning into autumn.  I mentioned last week how florals seem to slowly disappear once Spring and Summer come to an end, but these retro style pants are perfect for keeping them around.

Thanks so much for stopping by, xo.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Grey on Grey


Top: Topshop | Pants: J. Crew | Shoes: BCBG {love these for fall} | Necklace: Reece & Blaire c/o | Handbag: ZAC Zac Posen c/o | Sunnies: Prada | Bracelets: Stella & Dot c/o + Stella & Dot c/o | Lips: Jouer Cosmetics {Whitney} c/o

The moment I saw this top during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I was completely drawn to the beautiful color + the layered style of the blouse.  I always gravitate towards light, soft colors and the chiffon overlay is so feminine and perfect for adding to your closet for fall.  In South Carolina, we can't really wear big, bulky sweaters until around October or November, so a light, yet long sleeve blouse is definitely necessary for transitioning into cooler weather.  

I'm so, so glad it's Friday!  What are y'all up to this weekend?  We don't have major plans, so I'm super excited to just relax and spend time with family + friends.  I definitely see a farmers market day date, followed by brunch and a little pool time in my future tomorrow.  I mean, what else is there to do on the weekends?! #celebratethelittlethings

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely weekend, xo.

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