Yellow Cold Shoulder Top

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GIBSON & LATIMER Top (another super similar option for only $35 here!) // CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Jeans // SAM EDELMAN Shoes // LISI LERCH Earrings (another super similar option for only $38 here!)

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day! Thankfully, I have been in Charlotte all weekend, so I was lucky enough to get to spend the day with my mom.  I cooked a huge dinner for her yesterday, with the help of grilling duties from my dad. My dad grilled steaks, and I cooked chipotle shrimp skewers with grilled pineapple, grilled asparagus, stuffed mushrooms (which are always a HUGE hit), knock-off Red Lobster biscuits, and white Texas sheet cake. Geez, I’m feeling fat just thinking about it haha. I LOVE to cook, and any excuse I have to cook for others, I will take it. Not to brag or anything, but I outdid myself in the kitchen yesterday lol.

How perfectly does this outfit go with this yellow Charleston house, by the way? That’s the best part about taking blog pictures in Charleston. There’s so many options for scenic photos, and you can walk just a few houses down and get a totally new location. The thing that isn’t good about photo shoots in Charleston, though? The humidity. I feel like the humidity has really held off the past couple months, but alas, it has arrived. Man, I’m really looking forward to months and months of bad hair days (#sarcasm)!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and also a great week ahead of you! I have some really cute outfits coming to the blog this month that I can’t wait to share, so stay tuned! And if you have any recommendations for posts you would like to see, please let me know!

-Hayley

 

Yellow Dress With the BEST Denim Jacket

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FREE PEOPLE Dress (similar styles here, and here) // OLD NAVY Jacket (only $40 and so cute! Highly recommend) // SAM EDELMAN Shoes (also come in pink and black) // LISI LERCH Earrings

Hello, pals!!! I want to start off by apologizing for how pale I am in this post haha. What do you do when you hate being pale, hate laying out, and also hate using self tanner? What I usually end up doing is staying pale, and then complaining about how pale I am to everyone that will listen (that is an over-exaggeration, but you get the point). Anyways, hopefully by the end of this summer I will be a bronze goddess, but we shall see.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this yellow dress in one of the try-on sessions that I did on my Stories. For those of you that didn’t see it, I love everything about this yellow dress except for one thing, and that thing is that the dress is completely backless. If I had a slim, toned back, this wouldn’t be a problem, but this is not something that I possess, so I am not a huge fan of the backless look. This is such a shame, because everything else about this dress is so flattering, and it is so light and airy! To fix the backless issue, I paired my new favorite denim jacket with it, and alas! My problem was solved! This jacket is AMAZING, let me just tell you that. It comes in two other washes, and is $39.99. I can’t recommend this jacket enough. It is really amazing quality, and for such a good price. I am also really glad that I got it in the lighter wash as well, but I definitely plan on getting it in one of the darker washes eventually!

I hope you are all having a good week so far! I am headed to Charlotte tomorrow for a very long weekend and I am so so so so so so excited!!! I get to see my boyfriend, my family, and all four of my dogs! I haven’t been home in forever, so I really am so happy to finally be heading there. My trips home are also my time to be extra stylish, because I can finally wear clothes that aren’t work clothes or athleisure, so you know that I already have all of my outfits picked out. Follow me on Instagram if you want to see what I wear everyday! Have a great week!

-Hayley

The Sunniest Yellow Dress

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FREE PEOPLE Dress // MARC FISHER Wedges // LISI LERCH Earrings

Alright, folks. Let’s cut to the chase. This dress is fantastic. I really don’t know what more I need to say about it. I mean, do you see it? It’s gingham. It’s embroidered. It has ruffle sleeves. It’s the color of sunshine. It’s flowy so you can eat in it. Do you really want me to keep rambling on?

This dress also comes in black, navy, and red — and believe me, if I could afford to purchase it in another color, I would! But sometimes I have to take a step back and calmly say to myself, “Hayley, I don’t know who you think you are that you think you can actually afford to buy this dress in another color. You are aware you pay your own bills right?” After that tough-love session with myself, I am able to come to my senses, and slowly (but not without hesitation), put my credit card back in my wallet.

Are y’all having a swell week so far? Any fun plans for the weekend? Right now, I am writing this post as a way to procrastinate on the 10-page paper I have due on Monday. Also, right before I started typing the sentence you are reading right now, I had just taken a 10-minute “break” from writing this post to look at earrings on Baublebar. I’m procrastinating on my procrastination….Lord, help me.

-Hayley

Sweetest Spring Dress

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LOFT Dress // MARC FISHER Wedges // TARGET Hat (sold out, similar here, and here) // LISI LERCH Earrings

Happy Tuesday, pals! I am officially about a week and a half away from my summer break. It needs to get here pronto. I find myself constantly struggling between rushing the days away so I can be free of school for four months, and also not wanting my assignment and final deadlines to sneak up on me. But I think I will settle for rushing the days away lol. I need summer pronto.

This dress is a new favorite in my closet, and it is so feminine and sweet! It would be such a cute dress for Mother’s Day, for either a daughter or mother! I normally wear very straight-fitting dresses, but ever since I got this dress, I am finding myself looking more and more for fit and flare cuts.

I have the day off today, and I am treating myself to a trip to Ulta! I have some products that I am running low on, but I was up late last night looking at different products I’d like to try out. I am obviously very talented at managing my time in a productive way (have a 10-page paper due on Monday, but spent a good two hours browsing the Ulta site…). Do y’all have any makeup or skincare recommendations? If you do, feel free to send them my way, and be enablers in my procrastination! I think tomorrow I will do a haul on Insta Stories with everything I get! If you want to see, follow me on Instagram here.

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week!

-Hayley

 

Vibrant Purple Blouse

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FREE PEOPLE Top // PAIGE Jeans // SAM EDELMAN Heels // LISI LERCH Earrings

Hello!!! I am super excited about today’s post because I am obsessed with this outfit! First of all, if you’ve been paying close attention, you can probably tell that I wear these jeans all…the…time. They are most definitely a splurge, but I can go on and on about how worth it they are. First of all, they are really high waisted which makes them so comfortable, and they hug the hips perfectly, especially if you are more curvy like myself. And the fringe on the bottom is just adorable. These jeans have turned me into a total jean connoisseur, and I am now constantly on the hunt for good pairs.

Also, this top is a stunner. The color is amazing, and I love all of the detail on it, from the structure of the sleeves, to the eyelet detail. It also comes in a light blue color (which my mom bought for herself and that I am definitely borrowing), and white!

I hope y’all are doing so well!!! My boyfriend is coming to see me this weekend, so I’m just over here crawling to the weekend. Seriously…I’m crawling.

-Hayley