FASHION || MY NORDSTROM WISHLIST

In case you haven’t heard, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening NOW!

I’ve made my wishlist of items that I’d like to get from Nordstrom, so I thought now would be the perfect time to share them with you! Plus, everything listed is under $100 🙌🏽 Take advantage of the sale and get inspired by the products below. The sale ends August 5th so get the goods before they’re gone!

Happy shopping!

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LIFESTYLE || GREEN THUMB WITH IMPATIENS

If you are anything like me, keeping plants alive is hard. I never had an interest in plants growing up, so as an adult who owns a house, I have been forced to learn.

Luckily, I am here to tell you, it’s not that bad! It’s actually kind of rewarding and gives a sense of accomplishment!

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So if you want to keep a plant alive, here are a few tips and info about where to start.

  1. HABIT: Everyone says to get a succulent because you don’t have to water them frequently. Well, I’ve killed almost every succulent I’ve owned living in Alabama. The plants that are easy to maintain for me are ones that you water everyday. That way, you can make it a part of your morning routine, and you don’t have to keep up with how many days or weeks it has been since you fed your plant.
  2. CHOICE: The best plants for this are Impatiens (pronounced like “impatience” because ain’t that relatable), Basil, Vinca Vine, and my most recent discovery Geranium. Today I’m going to focus on Impatiens because they are a great plant to start out with and learn from!
  3. CARE: These guys LOVE water and sun. If you forget to water them, they TELL you because let’s face it, they are impatient. When you see them being all dramatic and wilting away, you immediately run to get some water. This helped me get in that daily watering routine. It only takes them a day or two to perk back up to blooming beauties! Another great thing about Impatiens, they come in several different colored blooms. Last year, I got white blooms for a classic clean look. This year, I got bright orange because I thought a pop of color would be fun.

    When I forget to water them VS when I remember to water them

  4. DISPLAY: I set my little flower boxes on my front porch. Everyone can see them, plus they can get several hours of sun light each day.
  5. COST: You should be able to get them at almost any flowering gardening store. They are a very popular choice, so retailers are going to be selling them. Plus, they are inexpensive! You can typically get about 6 for $10!

Happy planting!

 

FASHION || CAMILLE & COMPANY

Atlanta is one of the major fashion capitals in America being home to the Atlanta Apparel Markets of AmericasMart. In the center of the apparel market is Camille & Company!

I discovered the wonders of Camille & Co at the apparel market a few years back. One of the first things that drew me to them was their style for women of all ages. Usually modest and always unique- two things that are hard to fine nowadays. They are well known in wholesale but have expanded their designs to the public with camilleandcompany.com!

You’re also going to love the prices since most items are under $60! Here are a few of my favorite pieces that you can shop on their website!

These sassy pants have an elastic waist band and stretchy fabric for full comfort! The material is perfect for dressing up and the ruffle details on the outer sides add a bit of flirty fun!

| shop this pant here |

Gingham print is so IN right now! It’s a little southern mixed with a touch of modern. Fun sleeves are always a bonus and this top has a double layer of bells. Not to mention the cute front tie. I wore a bandeau and high waisted jeans with it here, but pairing it with a tank or dress will work wonders!

| shop this top here |

Ummm, every girl boss needs this top! It’s professional with its button down center and collar, and the pearl buttons add a touch of class. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- fun sleeves are all the rage! Pair this top with some jeans for a casual look or throw on a pencil skirt for the office.

| shop this top here |

Gingham check + fun sleeves = strikes again! The grey soft-tee material is total comfort. Step your every-day-wear up a notch with this top!

| shop this top here |

Athleisure at its finest. If you want to throw on some active wear that makes it look like you went to the gym but really you just want to look cute while you run your errands.. This top is for you! The sporty stripes pair great with white or red bottoms.

| shop this top here |

EVENT || THE MARKET AT PEPPER PLACE

If you are in Birmingham over a weekend, the Market at Pepper Place is a really cool event to attend! Every Saturday morning from 7am to 12pm, it connects small family farmers and local businesses to the people of Birmingham.

Tents and booths are set up all over Pepper Place for you to browse and shop. Live music  and the smell of fresh flowers fill the streets. The vendor’s products range from art, fresh foods, accessories, cooked foods, fresh flowers, ice cream, clothing, etc.

A few of my favorite goodies to pick up include: pimento cheese, salsa, honey, peaches and jewelry. Of course I go for the food and fashion! Click HERE for a full vendor list of each weekend.

Tips:

  • bring a bag for your market goodies
  • bring cash because not everyone has a card reader (although there are ATMs available)
  • wear comfy shoes
  • they have FREE public wifi
  • put an umbrella in your car in case it rains

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In the spirit of local, my clothing items are from local companies.
shirt | bottoms| hat
| shoes and jewelry details here|

FASHION || BACK TO THE BASICS

Friends,

I am here to tell you about an awesome clothing company called basic. I recently met the owner, who is so sweet and passionate. All of the designers she carries produce ethically made clothes, and some of the designers are even from Alabama. I love supporting local talent and fellow girl bosses!

“Neutral clothing for colorful personalities” is my favorite way to describe basic’s vibe! Every item of clothing is a perfect staple piece for your wardrobe. I’ll show you a few of my favorites that you can shop online or in store!

I was immediately drawn to this top because of the color. Turns out, the designer grew up down the street from a blue painted house. She loved it so much, she matched the paint color to create this top. What a cool, personal touch to add to a design!

The wide legged trousers have such a classic look. Not to mention, they are high waisted AND have pockets! Please and thank you.

| blue top is in store only, so I attached two other color options |
top in olive
| top in white | trousers

 

Everyone needs this flowy tank. It goes with everything and is great for layering pieces. You’ll be seeing this tank pop up a lot on my feed!

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