Friday, July 29

friday fancying. - country chic.

y'all the day is FINALLY here! I'm heading to Music City ... Nashvegas ... in other words ... 
Nashville, TN!!! 

I can't wait to spend the next 4 days with my best friend! exploring the city, eating good food, and of course a few happy hours thrown in there! :) 

here's what my version of 'country chic' is ...

now if I win the lottery on the way to the airport obvi this is what I'd be wearing ... if not, I guess the outfits in my carry-on will have to do! ;) 

happy weekend y'all! 
see you tuesday! 
xo, L.

**linking up with**

Tuesday, July 26

a wedding story. - inspiration.

last week I talked about the dress ... this week it's all about the cake! after all, the cake is the second most important thing at a wedding, right?!

now we had a very 'plain' wedding cake, but I adored it. white on white with some cream flowers on each layer. {similar to the one top right}

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but how fun are some of these others?! I swear if B would ever agree to renewing our vows {you know like every year!} I'd have a different 'theme' each year! :) 

so what's your dream wedding cake? or what did your cake look like? 
happy tuesday y'all! 
xo, L.

Monday, July 25

monday munchies. - scones.

now y'all there's something you should know about me ... I am obsessed with baking. not so great for the waistline, but man do I love fresh-baked ... well, freshly baked anything! :) 

one of my favs .... scones. I love how they're a little sweet, a little salty and perfect for an easy breakfast! 

I'm putting together a breakfast basket for B's grandmother's birthday present and scones are definitely going to the be 'star' of the basket! now if I can only decide what kind ... 





sweet or savory scones?! that is the question! 

happy monday y'all! 
xo, L.

Friday, July 22

friday fancying.

I really can't believe how quickly this week went by ... I'm excited it's the weekend, even if it means one more week closer to summer being over! 

we have another low-key weekend on the books ... aren't those kind just the best?! 

I think we are going to try to see Horrible Bosses at some point! And of course another cookout with some homemade ice cream! :) 

if I happen to win the lottery this weekend, here's what my "weekend style" would be: 

now, if we're being honest, my weekend style is usually running clothes. but hey, it's friday's fancies with {av} ... and a gal can dream! :) 

happy friday y'all! 
xo, L.

**linking up with**


Thursday, July 21

thread cravings. - wedges.

can y'all believe that it's thursday?! I know I sure can't! not that I'm complaining though ... quick weeks, mean the weekend comes faster! :) 

so I'm sure that most of you have been able to recognize from all of my fashion posts that I heart wedges. of all sorts y'all. I love to wear heels {even though I'm tall already} and wedges just seem so comfortable! 

now that being said, I'm no Jessica Simpson ... I don't wear them to the pool! :) 

here's some that have caught my eye recently: 
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so what about you? do you wear heels a lot? what style do you find yourself in most often? 
happy almost weekend y'all! 
xo, L. 

Wednesday, July 20

wednesday loves.

wow. another week flying by ... 

although I am excited to share my wednesday loves, I must share one thing I'm not loving ... how quickly summer is flying by! does anyone else feel that way? 

now onto my loves: 

- this delish-looking strawberry ice cream we're going to make for our friends this weekend. 
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- my sweet little boy swimming until his heart was content on sunday. 

- my trip to Nashville is so soon! 10 days to be exact! :) 

- these awesome "home-helpers"! if you don't already own one of these, I strongly suggest investing! absolutely in love with both of mine!
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happy humpday y'all! 
xo, L.

**linking up with Jamie**

Tuesday, July 19

a wedding story. - inspiration.

ok so I have a confession ... since I've been MIA from blogland I haven't set up any guest bloggers for my wedding series either ...

I'm hoping to have them up & running again the next couple of weeks, but until then I give you ... inspiration. 

even though I've been married for almost 2 years now, every time I see a wedding magazine, website, pics, etc I must look at all of the pretty things. there is really nothing that I love more than weddings! 

especially the dresses! :) 

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even though I wore a very classic dress on my own wedding day, when it comes to drooling over inspirational dresses, I clearly have no set style! 

ok, married ladies ... what was your wedding dress style?
and for all your single ladies, what kind of dress do you imagine yourself wearing?
xo, L.

Monday, July 18

monday munchies. - summer cocktails.

ok, ok so I know that cocktails aren't necessarily 'munchies' but who doesn't love a cocktail on a warm summer evening?! especially some of these pretty ones. :) 

there's a little something for everyone ... hey, some are even non-alcoholic! 





how refreshing do these look?! 
what's your favorite summer cocktail?
xo, L.



Friday, July 15

friday fancying.

we don't have much on our plates for this weekend ... getting lots of 'chores' done mostly. 

but we are having a cookout for some friends that I'm most excited about! Super casual ... Some food on the grill, some adult bevs, and definitely a cornhole game or two! 

if money grew on trees, here's what I'd be wearing:
as I mentioned yesterday, I'm diggin' colored denim right now ... and these shorts are too cute! perfect way to spice up an otherwise neutral outfit and what fun to wear to a cookout!? :) 

what are your weekend plans? 
happy friday y'all! 
xo, L.

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Thursday, July 14

thread cravings. - bright denim.

I'm sure y'all have seen bright colored denim everywhere this season ... I know I have and I'm lovin' it! 

Now up until recently I've been obsessed with red skinnies, but I think could wear some purple or blue ones too! :) 

Here's some I've seen that I heart:
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So what's your take on colored denim? Love it or too crazy? 

xo, L.

Wednesday, July 13

wednesday loves.

since I've been so MIA, I feel like it's been forever since I've shared my loves and linked up with Jamie

but as I said yesterday y'all ... I'm b-a-c-k. :) 

and loving lots. 

- especially the family photo shoot we had over july 4th weekend. this is one of my faves. 

- these nude pumps that just found their way to my closet. I've been searching for a pair forever and when I saw these it was love at first sight. 

- this delish and from scratch ravioli the hubs & I made for our 'date night' on saturday. 

- and obvi still loving my fab new blog design by the fab jessica. :) 

- and of course, that y'all are so patient with me even when I disappear! 

xo, L.

**linking up with Jamie**

Tuesday, July 12

somebody's got some s'plainin to do.

it's me y'all. it's me. 

I've been seriously MIA. 
I got a new job and we've been traveling so much that I haven't had made time for blogging. 

but I'm back y'all ... I'm b-a-c-k

and I've missed you. 
xo, L.

Monday, July 4

happy 4th!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY 
...
...
 from coastal NC!!! 

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day! 
xo, L.



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Friday, July 1

friday fancying. - 4th of july.

y'all I'm MOST excited about the weekend! we're heading to the beach in just a little bit and I cannot wait to have my toes in the sand ... and a cold drink in my hand. {sorry zac brown for ripping off your lyrics}. 

we're having a 4th cookout that will also double as my sweet mama's bday party! 

and if I had all the money in the world ... THIS is what I'd be wearing ... 
does that dress look familiar? ever since I posted about it yesterday, I've been obsessed. 

what are your 4th plans? what will YOU be wearing?! :) 
xo, L.

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