NYFW 2017 Recap

This was my very first Fashion Week! {eek!} I spent 4 fun-filled, yet exhausting days in New York from early Thursday afternoon - late Sunday evening! When I was booking my ticket, I totally thought everyone would book a late flight out on Sunday to make the most of the day...nope! I was the only one left that flew up from Charlotte. I have no issue running around on my own and had the best day + had the chance to attend 3 additional shows before heading to the airport to catch a 7pm flight. The September shows run from the 6-13 and are at various venues all over the city. Most of the shows I attended were either at Skylark Clarkson, Chelsea Piers or The Gallery at the Dream Downtown.

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I got into the city + checked into the hotel around 130pm. I roomed with 3 of my Charlotte Blogger Babes, Alyssa @ahintofhazel, Erika @tayloringstyle and Alexis @alifeofclarity. I have become friends with these 3 lovely ladies thru our Style Collective group in Charlotte and I'm so happy I had the opportunity to get to know each one of them better and do NYFW with them! 

Our first day wasn't too crazy...after getting all settled into the hotel, I freshened up and changed into a floral dress from mango + my favorite OTK Boots from Vince Camuto. Before heading to our first show of the day (my first show ever, yasss) we popped into the Samsung Building in Meatpacking to catch Oliva Culpo & Jasmine Sanders {@goldenbarbie} speak on the WWD x Samsung panel. There were various influencers, designers and industry leaders speaking at these panels throughout the weekend. It was pretty cool to hear their perspective on a lot of issues + staying true to yourself when it comes to the whole instagram/influencer industry. While we were waiting on our Uber to head to the Supima Show, Oliva Culpo came out of the Samsung Building to head to her next appearance and we of course ran over to say hello & snap a picture with her. She is seriously so sweet and just as gorgeous as she appears on social media. 

The Supima Show was super fun and I loved the space at Pier 59! This particular show was actually a Design Competition where participating designers from the nation’s top design schools presented their capsule collections of women’s eveningwear made exclusively with donated Supima cotton fabrics from the organization’s partners including AG Jeans, Brooks Brothers and Uniqlo. It was so amazing to experience a small piece of all the hard work that these graduates have put into their designs & to see their collections come to life on the runway. The winner of the 10th annual Supima Design Competition was FIT Student Alyssa Wardrop! Congrats, girl!!! She's headed to Paris Fashion Week next!! Talk about dreams coming true, amiright!? 

We kept things pretttty low-key for our first night in the Big Apple. Erika and I met up with Anna @pepperedinstyle and Jessica @jesskatt123 at the Gotham Hotel for a 'Maskara in the City' Makeup event. We sipped on rosé bubbles and nibbled on (one too many) macarons provided by Woops! (the pistachio was my favorite :) while learning some tips & tricks for highlighting and contouring using the Mascara Beauty palettes. After the event, we headed to 5 Napkin Burger to meet up with a few more girls that Jess and Anna have made friends with thru blogging & Instagram. We had such a great time chatting, sipping on some good red wine and digging into some naughty eats! {lol} Chili Cheese Fries, anyone?? Whoops! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 

But first....coffee ☕️ we walked a couple blocks and grabbed some coffee at Gregory's Coffee + a couple plant based/superfood Peanut Butter Power "balls" that were so damn delicious! We winded up walking over to the Zara store on 5th Ave and all of us totally got sucked in! {LOL} I think we were there for close to an hour perusing the store! Our first show, Galtiscopio, was scheduled for noon which meant it was time to hustle back to the room to get ready! We showed up a little late and unfortunately, even with priority standing, we did not get in. (I'm going to talk more about why you want to at least get priority standing in my NYFW Survival Guide that I'm working on.) Any way, we were all starving so we headed to grab a bite to eat at le pain quotidien before our 3pm show, Vaishali S. We learned our lesson from the Galtiscopio show and made sure to be EARLY, not just on time. Our whole group got seats on rows 1-3 since we were at the front of the line! 

outside the Galtiscopio Show
Alexis and I got our picture snapped by one of the photographers at Estela Magazine

Next stop was the Sam Edelman store in Soho for the premier of his Lifestyle Collection. I fell in love with the PJ Sets - so darling! We hung out, sipped on some champs, shopped and got our hair (or makeup) done by GlamSquad

Our last show of the day was Cindy Monteiro, and again, we made sure to be early! We all got great seats for the show. starting to get the hang of this NYFW, thing. {ha}

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Day 3 wasn't too full...
Erika and I walked over to Joe & The Juice across from Bryant Park to grab some coffee + a smoothie for moi. 
We did Runa Ray at noon followed by the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Presentation which took place inside the BR Store on 5th Ave. We had the opportunity to say hello & get our picture snapped with Oliva, sipped on some bubbles, ate mini macarons and shopped the new collection. From here, we headed over to Union Square for a Blogger Brunch at a great Italian Spot called Tarallucci.. There were 8 of us girls and we had the best time over wine, laughs & good food.  

we all had plans to go to the Philipp Plein show & after party featuring Future & Niki Minaj on Saturday night, buuuut...the line was crazy long and we all decided that we'd rather spend our last night in New York hanging out and having fun rather than standing in line hoping to get into a show/event. A couple of girls from our group decided to wait it out - nearly 2 hours later, they never got in. I'm so glad we made the decision to ditch the line and grab some wine :)  

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As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I spent Day 4 Solo. My first show was at 9am (hello!) I quickly ran to Pret a Manger for a large coffee + a beet juice and headed back to the room to shower up and get ready for my shows as Alyssa and Alexis snoozed it up! I Ubered over to Skylight Clarkson to catch Francesca Liberatore (9am) and Dan Liu (10am). I was running just a few minutes late and almost didn't make it into Francesca Liberatore. I could just kick myself for being late to this show because I would have gotten a seat but instead I had to stand. The designs were absolutely gorgeous & the show as a whole was super cool - music & gallery. Just down the hall was the Dan Liu presentation where I got front row! 

After my morning shows, I headed back to the room to give Alyssa and Alexis a hug goodbye, packed up the rest of my things and left my bags downstairs at the front desk so I could head out and enjoy the rest of my day. It was around noon & my final show of the day, Leanne Marshall wasn't until 3pm. I decided to kill some time and head over to DryBar to get my hair shampooed and blown out. I washed my hair on Wednesday night before flying out on Thursday morning and hadn't washed it since!! I did get my hair done by GlamSquad at that Sam Edelman event which was fun & my hair looked awesome but left it full of hairspray and product! {yikes!} By the time Sunday rolled around, the ole 'do really needed a washing. I went to the Bryant Park location and my girl did such a great job! 

My final show was Leanne Marshall. I was so so excited for this show! I got back to Skylight Clarkson super early and was at the front of the line. However, the line just kept forming and forming. This was one of the biggest crowds I had seen so far. I think at least 200 people didn't make it in. There was a massive screen just outside the gallery so we watched the live show on the screen. Although I wasn't inside, it was still pretty amazing and by far my favorite show of all. Her gowns were absolutely stunning and vibrant! 

After the show, it was time to head back to the hotel, grab my bags and call an Uber to LGA.
After 4 full days in the city, I was definitely ready to get back home to CLT. NYFW was an absolut blast and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to go! I had so much fun getting to know the girls I went with from Charlotte + made some great new friends, too! 

I hope you guys enjoyed the post! And my NYFW Vlog below. Looking back, I wish I had gotten more/different footage of the weekend but, keeping it real, vlogging is just awkward. I've been saying forever and ever that I'm going to create video content and I never do. I didn't want to carry around our giant Canon 5D so I got the Canon G7x Mark II for NYFW. Its thee perfect compact camera! fits in even the smallest clutch, takes great pics and, its AMAZING for shooting video. So, I have no more excuses, right!? 

Anyway, thanks for reading & stay tuned for my Fashion Week Survial Guide! xx

Much Love, 


Fall Style : Long Sleeve + Shorts

Hello loves!! Yikes, I cannot believe the last time I posted was September 18! I have been one busy bee over here and unfortunately, work hasn't left much time for blogging. I have 3 drafts for various posts in the queue but wanted to share this outfit with you guys before the weather changes & its too late to wear & recreate! 
Its just now starting to actually feel like fall here in Charlotte, but with that being said... we are definitely still in that transitional time of year where its chilly in the morning, hot during the day and chilly again in the evening which means...layers! 
I don't know why, but I've always loved the feeling of long sleeves + shorts and right now is the perfect time of year for this cute & cozy combo! Make your long sleeve stripes and your outfit becomes très chic in an instant! 

You guys know I am all about the basics and making the most of what you have in your closet which is why I wanted to show you how to style this striped long sleeve 2 different ways! My stripe top is BP. from Nordstrom and from last year but, its safe to say that a good stripe shirt will never go out of style. There are a few that I'm loving right now and linked below :) 

I wore this outfit to dinner one night while visiting Adam in New Orleans a couple weeks ago. We ate at THEE cutest, most delicious spot called 1000 Figs - super simple spot serving seriously yummy Mediterranean food! I cannot wait to go back! I was a little toasty in long sleeves at first, but once the sun went down + inside the restaurant, I couldn't have felt more comfortable. I really love the pop of color from my Madewell Bandana which gives this outfit a bit of a French feel - Oh là là. My slip on mules from Sam Edelman are finally on sale -- Currently marked down to $90 from $130!! (Hello!)  These are definitely one of my favorites to slip on and go - they are so cute, comfortable & effortlessly chic. 

Who else is loving booties + shorts!? I think this is such a fun & cool combo for fall! I got so so so lucky with this leather jacket, you guys! I popped into Lucky Brand before heading to NYFW and saw this Moto jacket in the sale section + an additional 60% OFF. Eek! I have been searching for thee perfect leather jacket (for me) and I can't believe I found this one and for such a steal! 
We shot this outfit outside French Truck Coffee. How cute is this little, old-timey truck!? 
New Orleans has so many amazing places to eat and just a cool place all around. By the end of this TV show I'll definitely be sharing a travel/restaurant guide of all the places Adam & I go to over the next several months! 

Thanks so much for stopping in! Happy Friday & hope you all have the best weekend! xx

Much Love, 


Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

For the last 3 years, I've been zipping all around town in my Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. I said farewell to my sweet little ride yesterday, as my lease has come to its maturity date. Yes, I am a lease-your-car kinda girl. I know some people cringe at the thought of leasing a vehicle, considering you pay & pay only to own nothing in the end. Call me crazy, but, I have no problem with this and love getting into a brand new car every 3 years + I never having to worry about mechanical problems and such.

When I first got my CLA in 2014, there weren't that many on the road. However, over the last few years I've definitely noticed that this cute & compact Mercedes has become pretty popular and I'm constantly seeing them pass me on the road. 

Since this car has become so popular, I thought I'd share my "driver experience" for anyone who may be considering getting into a CLA 250. I feel that these are all things anyone would want to know before financing/leasing any vehicle.
 Before I get started, I just want to repeat that my CLA was a 2014 and I have no idea what improvements have been made to this vehicle over the last 3 years. 

Lets start with the good stuff...

I absolutely LOVED the look & feel of this car -  I got so many compliments on my CLA. I think the sporty, sexy design of this car led people to believe that it was way more expensive than it actually is! With that being said, I did opt for the 'sports package' with 18 inch AMG wheels which definitely enhanced the look of my CLA. I custom ordered my car in 'Cirrus White' with 'nut brown' leather/interior and I could not have been happier with this color combo! I am NOT a fan of black interior whatsoever and, in the past, I've gone with the super light, creamy leather that shows everything. (hello, dark denim!) This is coming from someone who takes really (really) good care of their car! So if your tough on your car and/or have kids, I would definitely go with a darker leather/interior that doesn't show as much wear & tear.

The technology in the CLA 250 was more than fine and right in line with what I think most luxury cars are equipped with in this day & age -- great sound system, bluetooth integration for music & hands-free talking, etc..
 For me, a few things that are non-negotiables for me in every new car I get into:
back up camera, moonroof & heated seats
Another feature that I have absolutely fallen in love with since driving my CLA 250, Active Blind Spot Assist. I have become incredibly spoiled, dependent, even, on this amazing "heads up" feature. Blind Spot Assist can sense other vehicles around you, preventing you from merging/switching lanes when other cars are too close or in the way. If a car is in the way when you put your turn signal on, the car beeps + a red caution signal illuminates in the side mirrors letting you know it is not safe to switch lanes. This feature is invaluable, if ya ask me. I've had a heated steering wheel before and that was pretty amazing! {ha}

now for the not so good stuff...

This might be my greatest complaint about my CLA 250.
 This was my first time driving a car with the eco option and I know many automobile makers have gone to this option. Personally, I could not stand this feature! 
I'll do my best to put my frustrations with this feature into words. However, this is definitely one of those things where you just have to experience it yourself to fully understand....
Its as if the eco option had different levels of going into "eco mode" based on how long I was sitting at a traffic light, stop sign, in stop & go traffic in the city, or, bumper-to-bumper traffic on the interstate...
Sometimes it felt as if the car had just shut off! I mean, complete shut down. Like, keys out of the ignition, no engine running, no AC/HEAT blowing - OFF. When this would happen, I legitimately felt as if there were multiple times where I could have gotten into a wreck.
The car would shut down, or feel as if it were stalling, as if I were driving a stick shift and didn't know what the hell I was doing. There was such a delay between me putting my foot on the gas pedal & the car starting back up from "shut down mode". There have been so many times where I'd be trying to turn thru an intersection and I couldn't go when I tried to or the car would stall and God forbid the person behind could have rear-ended me if they were too close/not paying attention. As mentioned above, when the car shuts off, your AC/HEAT stops working as well. I received my CLA in the summer and I'll never forget the first time I experienced the air not working because of eco mode. I was sitting at a stop light in the dead of summer, the car shut down, the air stopped working, the vents started to fog and the car was hot as hell. 
In the end, I pretty much just drove with the eco button turned off unless I was doing highway driving and knew that I wouldn't be in a stop & go situation, where the vehicle is constantly turning on & powering down. I could seriously go on & on about how annoying this eco feature was but I think you can get the point with what I've shared above. {LOL}

The tires on the CLA 250 cannot be rotated front to back or left to right.
Rotating your tires helps in preserving the life of your tires + helps the tread wear more evenly.  Rotating your tires also keeps your car balanced, helps with better traction & handling. Something I wasn't aware of when I got my CLA, was that the car came with "run flats". I believe this is because I choose to go with the sports package + AMG wheels. About 2 years ago, while on a road trip to Asheville, Adam and I were complaining how loud the tires sounded and started Googling about "run flats" and evidently, we aren't the only ones to complain about the noise from this particular tire. I've been told that if I didn't get the sports package, the car would have had a smoother, quieter ride. Towards the end of my lease, the back tires were so loud I simply did not enjoy driving the car. So, lesson here...if you are considering the CLA 250 for your next car and wanting a smoother, more luxurious ride you might want to opt out of the sports package. However, the sports package is what makes this car look so sexy. Tough decision...🤔

I have never driven a car that had such a sensitive tire pressure gauge. Yes, tires expand/contract due to hot/cold temperatures, however, I felt like every time I turned around my tire pressure sensor would be on again - either the pressure was too high/too low.
 In the summer, the numbers would be so out of whack, the color would switch from yellow (normal) to red, scaring me to death as if my tires were going to explode. I had to bring my car into the dealership to have it adjusted so.many.times (put air in/take some out) and a week later it would turn right back on.

Just like the tire pressure, my check engine light would illuminate very often as well. In fact, when I turned my car in, the salesman checking in my car mentioned my check engine light being on. I responded, "its always on".  I actually just had my final service done on this car about 1.5 months ago and the check engine light had already come back on 🙄

When the gas light comes on, the car does not tell you how many miles you have left until your stuck on the side of the road. I definitely want to point out that I think the gas light turns on a bit prematurely. When that yellow little gas pump lights up on my dash, the needle is defintely sitting well above the big "E". With that being said, I feel like the car gives plenty of warning to pull in and refill but it still sucks that your not given an approximate milage until your left with nothing in the tank. A girlfriend of mine here in Charlotte has the same car and she actually did run out of gas! Luckily, she found some nice guys to push her to a nearby gas station so she could fill 'er up. 

In the end, I really enjoyed the look of my CLA but the ride....not so much. With all my complaints, I realize and anyone reading should keep in mind that this is an entry-level Mercedes. The CLA Class allows us young 20-30 somethings to get into a Mercedes-Benz without paying an arm & a leg month after month.
 My last 2 cars were a Cadillac ATS Coupe (omg, I LOVED that car!) and before that an Infiniti G35 which is now the Infiniti Q60 - both cars had way more horsepower, pick up and an all around nicer, smoother ride.  
When the lease on my Cadillac was up, I was ready to get out of a coupe and into something with 4 doors but not quite ready for a full-sized sedan, ya know? The CLA is still considered a coupe, if you will - its a cute & compact 4 door!

Thanks for reading! Hope this "ride review" has been helpful if you might be considering a Mercedes CLA 250. Stay tuned for what I'm getting next!! I am SO pumped to get it and can't wait to share with you all!! xx

Much Love,


LS Lately : No. 1

 a monthly series sharing everything from life, love, style, travel, sale alerts and all the moments in between...  


Hey there, loves! Welcome to LS Lately! 🤗 A new, little-bit-of-everything series that I am SO excited to start & share here on LS.com. I have been wanting to start this series for quite some time and I'm happy to finally get it going! I just love the notion of fresh starts, don't you!? With that being said, as summer comes to a close + my favorite season, autumn, is upon us + a new year for moi, {October 3 Birthday} I feel there's no better time to kick off this new series on The Blog!

  With each LS Lately 'journal entry', I hope to inspire you, introduce you to some new things I'm loving - whether it be clothes, music, TV/movies, products, restaurants, travel, whatever it may be - and most of all I wish to connect with you, my readers, as I share more personal details of my life.
So, let's jump into it... 

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First off, Happy September! How was your summer!? Any amazing trips or exciting news to share!? Where did the last few months go, you guys? I say this every year, but this summer seriously flew by. When I turned 21, someone told me, just wait, every year from here on out will go by faster and faster -- those words absolutely ring true. I feel like I blinked and now, its nearly Fall. Oh, and how am I about to turn 34!!? 

This summer was pretty low-key. No big trips or anything crazy, however, this particular Summer was a super special one to me. This was the first summer since Adam and I started dating 3 years ago, that he was home in Charlotte with me. My love has been gone filming every summer since we've been together and this year, it just so happened to work out that he didn't take/have any jobs. He did, however, leave two weeks ago to film a TV Show in New Orleans and other than a quick, 2 week stint home for Christmas, he will be gone until Feb-March next year. Crazy right!? Do any of you have to go thru the pains of a traveling boyfriend/spouse/significant other?? If so, I'd love to hear how you deal with the distance. This will be the longest time A has been gone for work, so I'm curious as to how I'm gong to hold up. The last couple weeks have been quite the adjustment, not having my other half home. Walking back into an empty house after dropping him off at the airport was just...sad. I love to be independent and enjoy my "me time" (a lot, actually) but its just such a different feeling when you know the person you love to share your life with will be gone for so long. 

With all that sad stuff being said and as tough as it is to be apart...I'm strong, surrounded by my friends & family, have a lot to keep me busy and I fly to see my boo every 2-3 weeks. Its so important to always focus on the positive in any situation. Nothing good ever comes from dwelling on something that isn't necessarily the best situation. Adam being gone for 6 months SUCKS! but feeling sad every day definitely is NOT the highest & best use of my time. I definitely have my days where I catch myself feeling sad or lonely, and that's ok, but those are also the times when I need to remind myself to put my big girl pants on and focus on everything I have going on so I continue to learn & grow as an individual. 

Speaking of growing...this summer was filled with a lot of WORK, learning & so much growth. If you've been reading for a while, you know I got my real estate license last year - Feb. 2016 to be exact. I didn't really jump into exploring this new career path right away, mainly out of fear, I suppose. However, at the start of 2017 I decided it was time to actually put my license to use! I've been actively practicing real estate all year and loving it - even when the deal isn't going so smoothly. I have closed several deals, representing buyers & sellers, have had to deal with and go thru the (e)motions of 2 deals falling thru due to circumstances out of my control & have seriously learned SO much about the business & about myself. My mom has been in real estate for over 20 years and she still says there isn't a deal where she doesn't learn something new.


I just returned from NYC last night, where I attended my very first NYFW! I had such an amazing time running around my favorite city attending shows & events! I had the chance to spend time with a handful of my Charlotte Blogger Babes, getting to know them better, cultivating closer friendships + I had the opportunity to connect with new girls/bloggers from all over the country!

I can't help but mention that today is 9.11. I'm actually sitting with the news on as I write this post with tears in my eyes. New York City is truly one of my favorite places - ever. I have spent so much time in NYC and its just one of those places that give me that happy, inspired feeling inside. I know anyone who adores New York can relate to this special feeling I'm speaking of. 
I took a bunch of pics & quite a bit of video to share the whole experience with you guys! I'll be working on editing all the vlog footage over the next week or so, so wish me luck! {haha} If you have any video editing tips or programs that you love, please share in the comments below!! 

I recently starting using this shea butter shampoo & hydrating conditioner from Maui Moisture. I like to switch between higher end hair care products & great drugstore finds such as this one! I absolutely LOVE the scent, the shampoo is sulfate-free (if that's of importance to you) and it I love how soft & smooth my hair feels when I use it. 

I just popped into Lucky Brand for the first time since Idk...high school!? You guys, I fell in love with the entire store! My go-to Lucky Brand Jean in high school was the 'lil Maggie. Omg, I LOVED those jeans! {LOL} I got the Sasha Super Skinny Jean and I am obsessed! They fit SO good you guys and I love the distressed detail. I've already worn these with my Vince Camuto OTK Boots & Ankle Booties

So, my straightener has been broken for like a year and the funny thing is I've still been using it here & there. I've started to enjoy straightening my hair again instead of always going with the loose waves look. As the humidity flees and fall approaches, I can actually straighten my hair without out it wanting to frizz out since my hair is natural curly! I just bought this Hot Tools Flat Iron and I absolutely LOVE it! It heats up super fast and I really like to size of it. Its only 60 bucks which I think is a steal compared to others! 

While I was in NYC for Fashion Week, I hadn't washed my hair since I had arrived Thursday morning. Come Sunday, the 'do was looking a little dubious. I had a few hours in between my morning and afternoon shows so I decided to pop into drybar to get my hair washed and blown out. I'm a pretty no fuss girl and don't spend much money on services such as this, but I gotta say....I could get use to having my hair blown out! It was such a treat! 💁🏻Who has jumped on the blow bar bandwagon?! We have a couple 'Blo Bars' here in Charlotte but have yet to check them out -- I might need to pamper myself with a blowout here & there. 

I recently upgraded my iPhone to the 7 plus - obsessed, you guys! To go with my swanky new iPhone, I got an upgraded plan to go with! I've been with AT&T like, since I got my first phone in High School and have been grandfathered into their unlimited plan ever since. AT&T is currently running a new & improved upgraded plan which gave me 10g of mobile hot spot per month + free roaming in Canada & Mexico in addition to my already unlimited call, text & data plan. Another perk of the plan!? DIRECTV NOW (Hello!) Adam and I have never had cable and everything we watch is streamed per episode via Apple TV + a couple apps that we get limited crap TV with. With my upgraded cell phone plan, I qualified for a DIRECTV NOW plan for only $10 a month that usually costs $35 a month on its own. I chose to go with the "Live a Little" Package that gives me 60 channels, which is more than plenty for me, but there are other, larger packages to choose from. Definitely work checking into ;) 

Speaking of TV....over the last couple months, I have become absolutely crazy for Million Dollar Listing New York. I know this show is old news, but as I mentioned above, we have been pretty out of the loop when it comes to TV Shows/ Series. We started watching Season 6, buying episode per episode on iTunes. A few episodes in and we were hooked. We've actually been watching the whole series backwards {haha} 6, 5, 4, and I'm almost done with Season 3. I just love those guys and totally miss Luis on the show! {LOL} Aside from all the laughs I get outta the show, as a real estate agent, the show is pretty damn inspiring. Definitely makes me want to work harder and excel in my real estate career. Not to mention, New York real estate is just UNREAL! Major house goals, right!? 🙌🏼

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I have gotten away from sharing my Workouts this Week posts, but for good reason. I definitely go thru phases with my workouts and for the last few months - basically the entire summer - I have been hooked on HSM Core - a 40 minute kick-your-ass pilates class on the MegaFormer. I have been taking 2-3 classes a week since June and its definitely my favorite workout at the moment - I just LOVE the results I'm seeing from this full-body burner! Other than a few boxing classes here & there, I haven't lifted any weights, hence the reason for not sharing any type of workout routines/circuits here on The Blog. In addition to my HSM Classes, I get in 3-4 days a week of cardio for 30-45 minutes. I love to mix it up, I do anything from stair master, to sprints, Precore AMT or a long run/walk outside + I make sure I get in at least 1 yoga practice a week to keep everything loosey goosey. 
When's the last time your switched up your workout routine? I love to keep my workouts fresh to prevent that dreaded workout rut and/or plateau. 

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...sweet sale finds to make your wardrobe & your wallet happy!

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one of my favorite places to shop = Anthro Sale Room. Even better when their Sale is On Sale 😉

Urban Outfitters
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UO has some of the cutest, everyday carry-alls from totes, backpacks & clutches, and more...

Neiman Marcus Last Call 
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one of my go-to's to snag great deals on designer goods

Thank you so much for reading! Sorry for the long winded post! {lol} I had a lot to catch up guys up on! If there's anything special you'd like for me to share on LS Lately, please let me know in the comments below! xx

Much Love, 


4 Dresses To Take You From End of Summer Thru Early Fall

Hey guys! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend & soaking up the last of the summer sun! ☀️ I'm having an incredibly low key weekend after a very (very) stressful week! Adam is officially gone to film in New Orleans...I'm missing him SO much and cannot wait to go visit him in the couple weeks! I'm getting ready to head to NYFW next Thursday with a handful of my favorite blogger babes and omg...I am beyond excited! Its my first time attending and I can't wait to take in the whole experience! 

How cute is this stripe ruffle sleeve dress from Abercrombie!? Its currently on sale for $28 🙌🏼
& comes in 3 other options : a wide blue/white stipe + solid black and soft blue. So I have a confession you guys... 🙊 major #BloggerFail on my part! Adam and I shot these photos while visiting his parents in Raleigh a couple weeks ago and I totally forgot to pack my favorite Slip-On Mules from Sam Edelman for this outfit. I do like this outfit shot as is and have worn it this way, but I had planned and wanted to shoot and share this dress styled with my mules, making it more of a transitional outfit rather than with these sandals which is definitely keeping it on the summer side of things. Any whoo, we're all human, right!? 

As I mentioned in this post, while I'm craving all the fall things - booties, layers, scarves and such - it is still pretty hot & humid so I'll have to pump the breaks on the fall fashion for a bit longer!
You guys, Abercrombie has THEE cutest dresses right now! Between stripes & solids, I literally want about 10-15 -- I'm not even kidding!! I've linked a few favorites below that are so perfect for making the slow transition into cooler days...simply slip on a pair of booties, a cardigan or a denim jacket and voilà you got that fall feeling! 😚


I've linked a little something for all of those hard-to-dress-for, weird weather days below. A tank dress (so cute with a denim jacket & booties!), t-shirt dress & a long-sleeve option that I'm planning on wearing with these OTK boots!! 
PS: I've shared my favorite stripe & solid options + 
all of the dresses below are on sale for $28-$35  

Thanks so much for stopping in!! Cheers to the long weekend! xx