j. crew maxi

 

Dress: J. Crew / Sandals: Tory Burch / Sunglasses: Prada { similar } / Necklace: Custom { similar}

There’s nothing like vacation, especially when its to meet up with your husband who you haven’t seen in two months! While I meant to take loads more pictures of what I wore, we were in swimsuits most of the time and out in the water snorkeling. We met up in Roatan, an island off the northern coast of Honduras and spent five days at the Las Verandas Hotel & Villas in Pristine Bay. Roatan isn’t the easiest place to get to {flights are direct from Miami and Houston but only depart and return on certain days} It’s gorgeous and the locals we met couldn’t have been nicer. If you’re into diving or snorkeling there are a ton of sites and shipwrecks to visit and a week defiantly wasn’t long enough to do all we wanted. Keep an eye on my instagram for pictures from our under water adventures and if you’re interested in hearing more about Roatan message me for recommendations and tips!

On our last night in Roatan we went out to a local restaurant that our concierge suggested and it was delicious! I was a little sunburnt from the day so choose this loose linen maxi from J. Crew. If you’re looking for the perfect summer maxi that wont make you all hot and bothered this is it!

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The Dusk Dress {tbt}

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer / Necklace: J. Crew / Watch: Michele {faceband} / Heels: Lilly Pulitzer {similar}

Throwing it back this Thursday with one of my favorite dresses. The Dusk Dress from Lilly Pulitzer was created after their ever popular Dusk Top and oh my, it is amazing! It’s sporty with it’s racer back but lovely with it flowy fit and flattering v-neckline. I love this J. Crew necklace, especially with the Jellies Be Jamming print {past season} for the continued theme {it reminds me of bubbles!} There’s other great prints from this season that you’ll also love and you can still shop them below!

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Instagram Roundup

 top, bottom} / Sunglasses: Chanel {similar}

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J. McLaughlin {same style} / Bag: Louis Vuitton {similar} / Sandals: Tory Burch

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Gap / Cardigan: Lilly Pulitzer {similar} / Bottoms: Gap / Flats: Chanel {similar} / Watch: MICHELE {faceband}

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Bugaboo Cameleon3

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Off-The-Shoulder Dress

Dress: J. Crew / Necklace: J. Crew / Watch: Michele {face / band} / Shoes: Andre Assous

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect summer dress, stop looking! This off-the-shoulder one from J. Crew is everything and I’d be lying if I didn’t want it in every color! It’s not maternity {which is another reason I love it} and very forgiving. Even with my bump {I tried sizes 2, 4, & 6} and couldn’t tell a huge difference between them. I settled with the 6 so I could get a little extra wear through the summer, but all sizes fit without looking too tight or baggy. If you’re not crazy about the print, no worries! It comes in two solids {white & red}, chambray, and an emerald plaid {part of J. Crew’s Collection line which is a little more expensive} My necklace is also J. Crew and comes in five different colors. I wore it long, but I’m crazy about how it looks double wrapped too! I wore this dress to the cutest Storybook Baby Shower for Henry and it was perfect. I can’t wait to pair it with sandals, a messy top knot and rock it all summer long!

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Mid Week Midi

 Tees by Tina / Cardigan: Lilly Pulitzer ℅ Bluetique / Skirt: by SMITH ℅ Bluetique {similar} / Watch: MICHELE  / Necklace: Vintage Green {similar} ℅ Bluetique / Heels: Louboutin

If you need a mid week pick me up, midi skirts have you covered! I love the one I’m wearing from by SMITH and while you can’t find it online, I’ve linked similar styles below. I love a print on a good midi   and pairing it with a simple tank is key to not taking away from the flare. I added a statement necklace to keep my boho look going and gabbed a cardigan for the changing weather! 

I have to be honest, the first trimester of pregnancy is not fun and while I didn’t have it that bad {compared to all the stores I heard!} your still going through so many changes and you just feel blah! So while I might be putting on a good smile, just know I feel like one of the jumbo balloons we used in our announcement! 

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The Eyelet Dress

 Three Dots ℅ Bluetique / Necklace: Vintage Green ℅ bluetique {similar} / Watch: MICHELE / Pumps: Louboutin

An eyelet dress is what Summer is all about and Three Dots has my favorite! It’s breezy in cotton {perfect for warm days!} and just casual enough to still look amazing with pumps, and cute sandals. I added a statement necklace from Vintage Green to dress up my shift just a little and it was exactly what my outfit needed! Vintage Green is an Atlanta based company {and Auburn grad, War Eagle!} who makes some stunning pieces! Check out their website and you won’t be disappointed.

I also wanted to just take a quick sec and thank you all for your kind words and congratulations on our pregnancy! We are beyond excited, it’s our first! You’ve probably noticed some missed posts {I try for Monday, Wednesday, Friday} and quieter Instagraming these past few months, but now that I am into my second trimester, I’m feeling more energetic every day. I may be looking different over the next few months {gotta love that baby bump!} but I hope to find clothing that is current and non maternity to keep my content relevant and full of what you love!

Thank you so much for all your support and I’d love any feedback on becoming a new mom!

xo Michelle

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Friday Flare

Top: Julie Brown c/o {similar} / Bottom: Julie Brown c/o {similar} / Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer {similar} / Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties {here & here} / Flats: Sam Edelman

I am so excited to share some of Julie Brown‘s summer line with you! This top is perfect for warm days and so breezy! I loved the layered look and the designers did an amazing job of not making it heavy to wear {no one needs that, especially in Spring & Summer} These shorts are also Julie Brown and although they’re tweed, the silk lining makes them oh so comfortable. Plus, who doesn’t like a Summer stripe?! Both of my pieces will be out in a few weeks, but I’ve linked similar styles below. You can also check out the Julie Brown website for their latest arrivals. 

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The Freya Dress

Julie Brown ℅ {same style} / Heels: Steve Madden / Clutch: J. McLaughlin {similar}

I know we just celebrated the first day of Spring, but is it too soon to talk about Summer?! I just love the warm weather, sunshine and light, airy fashion that the season brings! If you’ve started looking for that warm weather must have dress or need a cute piece for your vacation, Julie Brown‘s Freya dress is your girl! I love the asymmetrical hemline plus it’s super airy, hardly takes any space in your suitcase and can be worn from day to night. I dressed mine up slightly with a nude heel, but this dress looks great with a sandal too! My exact dress is part of Julie Brown’s Summer line and will be out shortly. I’ve linked the same dress in different prints {and on sale!} below. You can shop Julie Brown’s Spring line here {ps. they just launched their new website and it’s so cute!}

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

Accessories

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Shoes

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Clothing

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It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost open to the public so I’m sharing some of my favorites that you’ll be able to find online and in stores July 17th. I picked great items to get you through the rest of the Summer and some perfect finds for Fall. If you have a Nordstrom Card you can shop my picks right now!

Stripes on Stripes

I love stripes and this Wavesong Boatneck tee from J. McLaughlin is everything. It comes in so many different colors and even a wider stripe pattern. I also love print on print and what better way than to layer stripes with more stripes?! See more ways I’ve styled this boatneck tee here.

Wavesong Boatneck / Toothpick Jean / Stripe Scarf /Miller Sandal / Chanel Sunglasses {similar}

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