Red Lace Dress

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BB DAKOTA Dress // Hat (old, so similar here, and here) // MARC FISHER Wedges // BAUBLEBAR Earrings

Hey, pals! I hope you all have been doing well!! I am in a super good mood today because I checked the status of my passport this morning, and it is on its way to me!!!! I will give y’all a sort of brief background of the passport drama that I have been experiencing the past month or so.

For those of you that don’t know, my boyfriend, Juan, and his family are from Medellín, Colombia, and around the holidays, we made plans to make a trip there this summer with all of his family and I. I have never been out of the country before, so this trip is a huge deal to me! Not only because it will be my first trip out of the country, but because I can’t wait to see the country where the love of my life was born, and to be immersed in the culture that his family has welcomed me into with open arms ever since we started dating over four years ago.

Since I have never traveled out of the country, I have never had a passport, so I applied for my passport a little over a month and a half ago, giving me a little over 2.5 months to get it! Well apparently what I had always thought was my Texas birth certificate, was actually a Texas birth card, so basically just a short form birth certificate.  I got a letter in the mail from the passport agency telling me that they cannot use a birth card to issue a passport. So ever since I received that letter, I have spent the past 3.5 weeks scrambling around to get a copy of my birth certificate. Oh yeah, and crying too. Like a lot. I don’t handle stress well at all, and have always been a worrier.

But after finally getting my birth certificate (thanks to the help of my grandma!! Hi, Nonnie!!!), I checked my passport status today, and it is on the way to me!!! Thank the Lord!!! I feel so relieved and feel like I can actually be excited about the trip now! In fact, I’m so excited that I’ve already started planning my packing list! Keep in mind that the trip is over three weeks away lol.

Speaking of my packing list, this dress is on it! (Can I get a round of applause for that smooth subject transition??) It is so comfortable and flowy, which is why I want to take it with me to Colombia. It’s going to be really hot, so I am planning on packing a ton of dresses and shorts. I also plan on eating more than my fair share of arepas on the trip, so flowy dresses are a must.

I hope you are all having a great week!!! Do any of y’all have passport drama stories? Or is it just me who is gets stuck in these foolish situations?

-Hayley

Vibrant Red Top for Under $40

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Red Dress Boutique Top (another cute similar style here) // J. Crew Jeans // Sam Edelman Shoes // Lisi Lerch Earrings

Hi folks! I hope you all are doing well! I am so excited to be posting this top, because it has been one of my favorite purchases of the past month! It is so vibrant and fun all on its own, and that makes putting together an outfit with it so easy. This outfit really required no effort, just throwing on some jeans and shoes, but with this top I felt really put-together! And it’s under $40 so, what more do I need to say?

What are your plans for Easter weekend?? My boyfriend is coming to see me this weekend so we are going to do what we do best…eat! I am making us an Easter dinner, so I’m gonna cook pineapple-barbecue meatballs, jalapeño creamed corn, sweet potato casserole, and these little birds nest cookies that are so stinkin’ cute!!! It’s going to be a great weekend! I get to see my man and I get to eat good food! I hope you all have a fantastic holiday with your friends and family!

-Hayley

What To Wear For Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day Collage

outfit one

Endless Rose Dress$48

Sam Edelman Shoes$119.95

Lisi Lerch Earrings$98

outfit two

Goodnight Macaroon Peplum Sweater$48

Articles of Society Jeans$64

Jeffrey Campbell Boot$174.95

Brixton Fedora$64

outfit 3

by the way. Blouse$52

Articles of Society Jeans$64

Sam Edelman Shoes$119.95

Tuckernuck Earrings$88

outfit 4

BB Dakota Dress$88

Sam Edelman Shoes$119.95

Kendra Scott Earrings$90

 

Holiday Party

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| Coat (super old, so similar here, and here) | Top (old so similar here, here, and here) | Pants (similar here only $39.99!!!) | Earrings | Shoes 60% off! (another cute pair here) |

Hello, everyone! I hope you all have had a great week so far. I am in the middle of finishing up a work week in Charleston before I head home in a few days to see my family and enjoy my holiday break! I am SO ready to be home. I get pretty homesick when I’m not with them this time of year, so I tend to be pretty wired and antsy to get home by the time the day finally comes. I’m just ready to eat good food, drink some Moscato, and soak up the best time of year with my favorite people in the whole entire world (and my pups).

This is one of my favorite looks that I’ve done on my blog so far. It’s at least in my list of my top ten favorites. I love how Christmas-y the pictures ended up looking, and how nicely my coat tied the whole outfit together (minus the lint and stray hairs you can see resting on it. Dang, my camera is almost too good). It’s not hard to get too Real Housewives of New Jersey when wearing leopard pants, but I think I did a decent job of allowing that not to happen lol.

I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far and enjoying time with your loved ones!!! I am truly so grateful for all of you that take the time to read my blog, and I wish you all nothing but the happiest of holidays!! Now time to go mask my homesickness and loneliness by tearing into the bowl of Christmas candy I have sitting on my coffee table. Post-Christmas health cleanse…I actually think I’m ready for you.

-Hayley