NYC > Adulting

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Ugh, adulting is the WORST! I have been stressed out all week because my car lease is up! Don't get me wrong I love my Ford Edge but I am at a crossroads in my life. If you listen to our radio show then you know (at some point - for a very brief moment) I was considering a minivan. 

Yuck! #Momlife. Now I know many people have and love their minivans but it's just not for me. 

Thus, in the wake of having my minivan meltdown, I somehow convinced myself the opposite side of the spectrum would be fun. A four-door Jeep Wrangler?

Here is my issue. I know Dallas and I want another baby in the next few years. I also know that a Jeep probably isn't the most practical vehicle for a newborn, but if we were EVER going to do it, now would be the time. Cash is old enough to sit in a big boy car seat and loves to be up high.... but baby number 2 is still in the back of my mind. You can see my struggle, right?   

I know what I should do is forget the whole thing and go get myself a nice practical Ford Explorer with three rows and call it a day but that White Jeep is calling my name. 

I went to look at both the Explorer and the Wrangler this week and the decision-making process is giving me a headache. Pass the wine, please. 

Can we just not adult for like 3 minutes and pretend we're back in NYC where the hardest choice I had to make was if I wanted a Dirty Martini or a Vodka Soda at dinner? Speaking of NYC how adorable is this little embroidered dress from Fabrik Birkdale? It's perfect for any time of year. 

I styled this look for spring transition with a pair of over the knee boots but you could pair it with wedges for the summer or rock the boots and a jacket for fall/winter. 






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Sunday Brunch Babe

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Those who think only sunshine brings happiness have never danced in the rain. Especially in New York City!  

I shot this look while I was at New York Fashion Week earlier this month and it was the perfect ensemble as we ran around the city in the rain! 

I know it's been a rainy day here in Charlotte but I needed this weekend to just chill out and get my life together after two weekends of traveling. Luckily this weather deterred me from venturing too far from the house today. 

I am happy to say that after a week of being home I have finally unpacked my Delsey suitcase from our trip to Park City, Utah and got Cashton a haircut! Poor kid looked like a shaggy dog.

Anyways, while I am prepping to take on the week ahead, I hope you are having a ball at Sunday Brunch! 

I wanted to share this Red Dress Boutique look with you because the weather is getting warmer and this linen tie front top is so chic and lightweight! I paired it with these adorable scalloped jeans, fun statement earrings and strappy sandals. All of which are from Red Dress and UNDER $50!!!! ( Links below.) 

I must say I was pretty impressed with their shoes too. I wore them all over Manhattan running from fashion show to fashion show and my feet were fine! This whole look is a MUST HAVE for spring and summer! 


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On The Road Again

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Happy Friday! Last weekend at this time I was off again! This time Dallas and I were headed out west to ski and Park City, Utah was our final destination. Now let me remind you that I had only ever been skiing one other time in my life and it was in North Carolina 15 years ago... so no doubt I was nervous.

As we were waiting on our layover flight in Atlanta International Airport, my nerves set in! I was sitting in the Delta Sky Club sipping my Champagne when all of a sudden I started to have an anxiety attack. 

I suddenly got the strong realization that it could be a long 3 days of skiing if I spent the majority of the time on my fanny, and that's exactly what happened! 

I am a decently athletic person so I'd hoped skiing was like riding a bike, but it was not. I did okay at first with the help of a fantastic instructor, but as the day went on and rigor mortis set into my legs it got increasingly harder and harder to stay upright. 

After some nourishment in the form of food and cocktails at the ski lodge, I was ready to hit the slopes again. At this point though, my instructor was certain I was ready to graduate from the "green" beginner runs and ready for the "blue" intermediate slopes. I was not so sure. 

I made it about 50 feet after dropping into the slope before I realized how steep the mountain was and immediately panicked. After throwing my ski poles I hit the deck and started to feel my pulse quicken and sweat bead up on my forehead. I wasn't ready for this after all and I clearly was not getting off this mountain by skiing down. 

Next came the "walk of shame". My instructor had to shimmy me all the way down the slope and as I looked up at the gondolas above I realized that people had their cell phones out and were undoubtedly taking photos of my embarrassing moment.

At that point, I called it a day. I was worn out physically and mentally. Luckily, my tenacity and competitiveness drove me to try again day 2, and I am glad I did because it was a breeze compared to day 1. 

All in all, I learned to stick to the beginner slopes and that I wasn't trying out for the Olympic games anytime soon. I did, however, have a blast once I got the hang of it. 






I wanted to share that hilarious story with you guys and answer some questions I received in my direct messages while we were there. 

Where did you Ski?: We skied Park City the first day and Deer Valley the second. Deer Valley was nice as the slopes only allow skiers. Snowboards were not allowed on this mountain which helps as a beginner skier. 

Was Snowmobiling hard?: I would relate snowmobiling to a cross between wave running and atv-ing.  It snowed a foot the night before we went, so the snow was fresh and not packed, making it easier to get your vehicle stuck. However, I would say it was much easier than skiing. 

What else is there to do in Park City besides skiing?: I feel like Dallas and I did a week's worth of activities in a weekends time. There is an adorable "downtown" area on Main Street with fun antique shops, art galleries, and amazing restaurants. We saw "I, Tonya" at the local film festival series and attended a "Mines and Wines" wine tour.  

Where was the outfit you wore home from?: The entire outfit I have on in the photos above is by Page 6 Boutique in Fort Mill, SC. You guys know I love my Spanx and this striped tee-shirt and the bomber jacket was so comfy to travel in. 

What are some of your travel must-haves?: A good lipstick that won't dry out your lips, Rose Water, and my Beats headphones! 



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NYFW : Luxe Angel and Alice McCall

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We interrupt this regularly scheduled vacation for a New York City flashback.  

Good Sunday morning dolls! Dallas and I are on vacation in Park City, Utah and gearing up to hit the slopes for day 2 of skiing. However, I wanted to share with you all a look I loved from our New York Fashion Week adventure. 

This casual black and white look is from Luxe Angel Boutique and the sweater was fun to layer with this white bell sleeve button down. It gave this outfit a sweet yet business texture. Thus, you could wear this ensemble to the office or to dinner with friends. 

Since it was pouring on our last day in NYC I chose to go a little edgier with my hair. I used jell and water to slick back the top of my hair to better work with the wet weather and I think it only added to the New York City vibe. 

The black distressed jeans are also from Luxe Angel. If you have never been to L.A. you are missing out! They have an entire denim bar, and if you can't find what you're looking for there, they probably don't exist. 

Since this blog post is inspired by NYFW I also wanted to share with you some darker looks I loved from the Alice McCall show. I cannot wait for these looks to come to life this fall! 

Alice McCall Photos Courtesy Of GPS Radar Online









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NYFW : CRIV and Yuna Yang

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Even though these photos were fun to shoot this post is especially emotional for me. Yesterday terrible news broke from my hometown in South Florida. The high school my brother attended and graduated from in 2010 experienced one of the 18 shootings of 2018. The news was gut-wrenching for me as a parent and a member of the South Florida community. 

It is so sad to me that this kind of evil exists in the world. Which is why it is so important that we talk to our children and peers about the importance of reporting something that doesn't seem "right". We want our children to feel safe when away from home. We want them to be able to go to school and learn in a healthy environment void of fear. 

The reason I chose to spotlight CRIV and Yuna Yang today is that we need some positivity in the world. This gorgeous Lush brand maxi is available at CRIV boutique in Uptown at the Metropolitan. This maxi dress is actually a romper and was the perfect look for a New York City Theatre show on Broadway. 

The designer I want to spotlight today from New York Fashion Week is Yuna Yang who made a name for herself in 2017 when she released a line inspired by the "Climate Change Crisis". She is a designer that uses her status for good. This year she took on the "Me Too" movement and titled this line "Love Yourself." 

Love is a message I want to spread today. When we as a community have to pick up the pieces after a terrible tragedy like this, it is important to pray for the victims and families who are missing their loved ones.  

Here are some of my favorite looks from Yuna Yang's beautiful feminine fall line.

Yuna Yang Photos Courtesy Of Fashion Week Online











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NYFW : Happy Valentine's Day

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"On Wednesdays we wear pink!" 

Happy Valentine's Day lovers! I hope everyone is extra festive today. I shot this Red Dress Boutique look this weekend in New York City. I was in between fashion shows at fashion week and wondering around Soho Manhatten when I stumbled along the cutest little cafe! Pietro Nolita is a tiny adorable eatery that specializes in healthy Italian cuisine. Upon entering this perfectly pink paradise everything is pink as far as the eye can see, and their motto is (and I quote) "Pink as Fuck"! I was in love! The food was great and their pink champagne cocktails were even better. 

While I waited for my blogger friends the owner of the restaurant came over and introduced himself, as he does for all of his patrons. What a great business owner! 

Outside of this little gem, there is a beautifully graffitied wall dedicated to breast cancer awareness. It's a free place to shoot but they ask that you make a donation in the name of cancer awareness. Such a cool idea! My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor so of course, we made a contribution! 

This was such a fun look to shoot. I love a good comfy top and this "comfort calls" oversized top is the perfect mix of cute and casual. It also comes in a TON of colors. I paired this fuchsia look with a pair of white jeans with a frayed finish (there are only 2 pairs left). I threw on my favorite pair of hot pink earrings and strappy sandals that are also from Red Dress and I had the perfect V-day look, but let's be honest this outfit is cool for the summer too!

Of course, I was in New York to see as many fashion shows as possible for after a quick lunch and an expedited photoshoot, I was off again. One of my favorite designers of all time is Christian Siriano. You may know him from Project Runway, and his designs are show-stopping. 

Christian is what I consider a celebrity designer and his shows are a celeb hotspot! Laverne Cox, Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan and Cardi B were all in attendance. His fall line was gorgeous, as always, and carried a "Handmaids Tale" vibe. Here were some of my favorite looks from the show! 

Christian Siriano Photo Courtesy of GPS Radar







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