Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!
We have exciting plans for our Thanksgiving weekend--dinner with my family on Thursday, dinner with the Mr.'s family on Friday, then we're headed to the mountains on Saturday to pick out our Christmas tree before heading back to my parents for our traditional family game night! Busy, busy, busy, but I couldn't be more thrilled!

I hope your Thanksgiving table is as cozy as possible and spent with as many loved family and friends as you can fit in! I am praying that your gratitude extends beyond this season and that you are continually blessed by our Heavenly Father!

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up on Darling Cashmere

In honor of The Everygirl's shop launch last week I am featuring one of their gorg gold foil prints! This one is a lovely quote by miss Taylor Sterling, founder and creative director of The Glitter Guide! It's just so stinkin' dreamy, isn't it?!

XOXO,
R

Monday, November 25, 2013

My Classic Trench Coat

 It's officially time to dust off my classic trench coat for this cold NC weather. Good thing it's cute and I got it on major sale last year--it makes wearing it that much more enjoyable!
 
 A pretty pop of light pink!
Bows make me incredibly happy, and I love that I got to wear not one, not two, but three bows (one per glove, that is) with this outfit!

Sunnies // H&M Coat (similar) // H&M Gloves (ASOS option) // Quilted Bag (quilted, pink) // Cropped Pants (similar) // Camel Pumps

Photos by my sweet bestie, Paige!

XOXO,
R

Friday, November 22, 2013

ModCloth Holiday Dresses

This is the ideal season for all of your fancy and metallic frocks to take center stage after crowded months of being in the back of your closet. If you're doing more than stuffing your face and playing a game of family football on Thanksgiving then you'll need a holiday dress, of course! And just think of all the Christmas parties I am sure you will be attending.. Well, just in time I have my favorite holiday dress picks for you to check out!

And lucky for you, ModCloth is getting their holiday sale season kicked off the right way, by giving all new customers a sweet discount! When you spend $75 on your first ever purchase with ModCloth, you get $10 off! You can use the savings for buy something for yourself, your home, or a gift for someone special--there are so many options!

Get your credit cards ready and enjoy your savings today using this link: NEW ModCloth customers, save $10 when you spend $75

 
 
 
This striped one is my absolute favorite!

Love the bow and subtle shimmer!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Engagement Pictures

Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
Our Save the Dates will finally be going out this week (huge thank you to Ashley Elise Designs) and our wedding website is 99% complete, so I thought I'd share just a few of our favorite engagement pictures!
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
Our wonderful photographer, Joy Davis, decided to make a weekend getaway out of our shoot and headed to Charleston, SC! We scheduled our shoot for the evening of our first day there so we were a bit pressed for time, but everything turned out perfect! We started off at White Point Garden right by the battery--it was so pretty and the live oaks were an incredible background with a nod to the old South.
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
 I found this dress last-minute and I am so glad I did. It's simple, lace, bridal white, and a great fit for the look we were aiming for--plus I can wear it again!
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
Darling Cashmere // Photos by Joy Davis Photography
From there we walked towards the heart of downtown Charleston. Seriously around every corner and at nearly every building was the perfect view. The architecture and perfectly groomed homes were just gorgeous. We had so much fun "borrowing" people's driveways and front porches for some of our shots. 
I loved being able to wear this mint dress from Francesca's. I've had this hanging in my closet for months waiting for some special wedding event to wear it to, and our engagement shoot was the perfect opportunity!
We were able to get the ideal mix of greenery and trees along with the busy downtown look that we both love! Stay tuned for Engagement Session Tips!

All photography by Joy Davis Photography!
XOXO,
R

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up


I love this. And need to remember this daily. I often (too often, actually) forget that I have so much to be thankful for and that I have absolutely no reason not to be anything but overflowing with joy. It obviously isn't always easy. But no one ever said that it was supposed to be.

The quote above says it so clearly--"choose". Sometimes our flesh doesn't easily allow us to naturally choose this disposition, but God has bigger and better plans for us. In choosing joy, we are strengthening our faith and hope in the Lord. This is a decision and not a mood--the state of our day, bank account, or clothing is irrelevant.

May the Joy of the Lord always be our strength, and may His Peace continually be our portion.

XOXO,
R

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oxblood Moto Jacket

The bestie and I spent a quick break outside the office enjoying the crisp Fall air and pretty colored leaves! And, of course, she snapped a few pictures of my outfit for me!

I saw this oxblood jacket on the clearance racks and knew it had to be mine right away. At half off and a perfect fit, it was a no-brainer. It is a great transition piece and oxblood is so on-trend right now!
And look at this cutie (my best friend, Paige, y'all!) wearing her imitation leather pants. Practically twinsies!

XOXO,
R

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Make Your Day: DIY eBook

Grab a mug of coffee (or apple cider if you're feeling extra festive), a comfy chair, and get yourself ready for some easy DIY projects--just in time for gift-giving season!
Just this week I read (actually on a sweet blog, Studio DIY) that Chelsea of Lovely Indeed and Chelsey of The Paper Mama teamed up to create a super fun DIY eBook!

As soon as I read "DIY" and "discount" I clicked over as soon as I could to order a copy for myself!
Just enter MYDAYISMADE20 at checkout and you get 20% off your order!

I have already been making mental lists of what I want to make and for whom--OH, and there are printables! Lots of printables!

I won't give it all away, but here are just a few sneak peeks of what you'll find in the eBook:
 
 
All photos by Margaret Jacobsen for Make Your Day

Order your Make Your Day eBook like right now!

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up



Pearls and Pastries is one of my newest favorite shops--and she's even fun to follow on Instagram!
This print is so fun and I could picture this hanging in my office as a sweet daily reminder. I can't help but smile when I see it!

XOXO,
R

Monday, November 11, 2013

Brunch with Prince Cashmere

My parents have been so gracious to take care of our dog, Cashmere, whenever we head out of town. We took the opportunity to have a nice brunch together for the dog exchange.
So happy that Natty Greene's in downtown Greensboro is pup-friendly!
Then we hit up Cheesecakes by Alex for a sweet dessert.
My sweet momma and me!
Fall Hat // Sunnies // Forever 21 Top (similarlast seen here) // Forever 21 Bag (similar) // Target Denim (similar)

Ignore the smudge on the camera lens which happens to be directly on Ryan's nose. Other than that, I thought the picture was pretty cute.

XOXO,
R

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Touch of Cheetah

John Ruvin Prescotts // Target Top // Forever 21 Trousers (similar) // Philip Lim for Target Bag via ld standard  (Phillip Lim 3.1) // Target Meg Pumps (J. Crew Ettas)

I work in an office--at the County Government Center, to be more specific. Not exactly the work environment I can show off the newest trends and let my true style personality shine. But there's nearly always room for a touch of cheetah.



I am pretty proud of my $30 Target pumps versus the $300 J. Crew version..

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up


Not only do I love the mix of typography and use of a modern calligraphy look, I also love the Lamentations verses (Lamentations 3:22-23).

XOXO,
R

Monday, November 4, 2013

John Ruvin Glasses

John Ruvin Prescotts // Oversized Sweater (similar) // Target Boots (perfection in the form of a riding boot)

Several weeks ago I was sent a fab pair of John Ruvin eyeglasses (via Ali of A Dash of Details)--the Prescotts to be exact--and I am IN LOVE! Don't they pair so well with an oversized sweater, classic leggings, and boots?! Yes, I thought so too!

So, of course, my bestie Paige (did I mention she's also my co-worker and I'm lucky enough to have her just one office over??) and I did a little mini photoshoot to show my new spectacles off..

Just me browsing through a Dictionary. This may seem weird, but ask my friends--I am a champion speller.

XOXO,
R