When in Doubt…SHOP! 

Hey guys! We did it!! We mad it to the weekend! One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is shop! What I love even more than shopping is shopping with friends! I’m sure that most could agree with me when I say that shopping is 1. a stress reliever, 2. fun to do, and 3. can be an expensive habit! That’s why it is so important to bargain shop and always look for coupons to your favorite stores for your must-have outfit.

 Truth is; we deserve to have what we want, but why pay regular price when you can find a deal?

A few weeks ago, I was in heaven! How so? I was able to shop some great sales and mingle with some amazing blogger gals! Of course, I have to introduce you to these trendsetters.

Say hello to Karie Davis {Ivy and Eight}! Literally the sweetest person you’ll ever meet! Her blog is linked!

Now meet the amazing Kelly {Paper Meets Pearl}! She is a “seasoned” blogger and she rocks it like no other!

Here are a few more images to pretty much sum up our shopping experience at Concord Mills (North Carolina)! Good deals + good laughs = successful shopping!

We had a blast shopping, laughing, and getting to know each other. How cute is this carousel moment? I’m totally swooning!

Be sure to check out these insanely talented young ladies linked above and once that’s done, GO SHOP!

A huge thank you to all parties involved in making our time at Concord such a success! Working with Jennifer of J. Collins Photography was perfection and I can’t wait to collaborate again!


when in Atlanta…

When in Atlanta for our annual birthday visit, there are three things that are guaranteed while there:

1. Great shopping

2. Immaculate food

3. A yummy cocktail – or a delicious beer

This years trip did not disappoint! Arriving into town on Friday, the weather was outrageously cold but bearable. Definitely needed to wear a hat and scarf to stay warm and fuzzy on the inside so that’s exactly what I did!

Hat: Target//Scarf: Entourage

Dinner ideas were already discussed and hands down the majority vote went to Fox Brothers BBQ! Absolutely THE best collard greens in the city! And let’s not forget the Emergency Drinking beer that’s brewed right there in Atl. If you want citrus and smooth features in your beer this is the one for you! We all had plans on hanging out and exploring downtown but it was too cold and we were just too stuffed from dinner! Twenty seven is showing old age, ha!

Saturday morning began with one of the best breakfast spots I know in the area and that’s Silver Skillet! Life changing! It’s a very southern, not too fancy, hole in the wall restaurant. These are usually the best places with the greatest food…and get this…it’s super affordable! Make your heart happy and visit when in Atl!

Off to Lenox! I heart this mall! You can make all of your fashion and shopping dreams come true here. Atlanta is my modern New York experience! I went there with the intentions to purchase my second Louis Vuitton! This was an experience in itself. I walked in excited and went right over to the young lady and stated what I wanted. She handed me the purse, I did a mirror check, and BOOM! Not one chill. No fireworks! I knew then I didn’t just want to purchase the bag but more so EARN the bag! Self accomplishments and reaching goals that are set for personal growth and satisfaction feel more rewarding than just buying the expensive bag. [Rising Tide Society – – #theRechargeChallenge – – relative to my IG post] So I left and explored the mall. We stayed there for 5 hours! True story. I wore heels and did pretty good to make it from 8 am to approximately 5 pm. [pats self on back] then I pulled the flats out!

Hat: Target//Jeans: Express// Shoes: Old Navy//Vest: Target

For dinner we had Bricktops! This is sort of our  traditional, go to eatery and it is amazing! Great steaks, ribs, and wine! Merlot to be exact. Thankfully this restaurant has multiple locations so if you can’t make it to Ga. look for your closets location and go there…NOW!

Baby back ribs//coleslaw//Mac & Cheese

Sunday morning breakfast was a toss-up! Our options were either Silver Skillet, HomeGrown, or Thumbs Up Diner! And the winner was **drum roll**…

The food was perfect! The service was nice and fast. CASH ONLY eatery! Typically, places with this on the door are always yummy! And this was no different. Super inexpensive and worth a drop in!

Grits//Sausage & Egg Handheld

What’s the perfect way to wrap up a trip to Atlanta? Of course, by getting a manicure/pedicure at Polished and shopping! This is always the conclusion to our trip before we head back home!

Shopping in Macy’s
Photo opportunity in Goodwill
car selfies


AKCESS t-shirt courtesy of Key Kreations


did someone say 50% off?

As always….thank you Atlanta, Ga. for being so amazing to me, to us, this go around! F.I.L.A! Until next time! XO