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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Handbags: Large Metro Tote in Midnight | Chrissie Bedford Nylon Tote in Midnight & Marlena Bedford Nylon Backpack in Black c/o MZ Wallace

Bottoms: Stark Moto Jeans c/o Hudson Jeans | DL1961 Denim c/o Elle Boutique (504) 522-4929 | Distressed Denim

Tops: Plaid Shirt | Camel CoatCropped Sweater & Chambray Shirt --> SALE Alert! 50% OFF!

Shoes: Over The Knee Boots | Dolce Vita Harlene Bootie c/o Elle Boutique (504) 522-4929 | Chinese Laundry Zip It Bootie c/o Haus 131 | Saxon Flats c/o Dee Keller

Hair Style by Courtney Johnson at Rigsby Frederick Salon in Baton Rouge, LA

Good Morning readers and Happy Friday!  I’m so excited to announce that I will be hosting a fun Halloween event with MZ Wallace Handbags at Emma’s Shoes in Metairie, LA next Thursday, October 30th from 2-4 pm! Can’t wait to see you all there!

The Large Metro Tote: The large metro tote feels weightless no matter how much you cram inside and it comes with 3 pouches and a few interior pockets inside for easy organization! It’s the perfect carry-on bag when traveling because it’s durable, weather proof and it doesn’t weigh your shoulder down. On top of that, there is always extra room to fit a few more things inside if your suitcase is over the weight limit and if you’re anything like me, you’re gonna need that extra space to avoid paying the extra fee! I have over-packing issues!

The Marlena Backpack: So I’ve been obsessing over backpacks for a while now, but after using the Marlena I’m now on a whole new level of backpack obsession! I just love its chic and sporty vibe plus all of the pockets and compartments make it convenient for traveling as well as everyday use!

The Chrissie Tote: I originally chose the Chrissie tote because I knew it would fit my laptop which I practically bring with me everywhere, but it turned out to be far more than just a laptop bag! With all the extra room I can fit my work out clothes because I work out all the time, right? Just kidding, but who knows! Now that I can fit my workout clothes I just might start working out more!! Anyway, like most MZ Wallace bags it comes well equipped with plenty of pockets and compartments, but what I really love about the Chrissie is the extra long satchel strap for carrying on your shoulder as well as it’s sleek and sophisticated style. If the Chrissie is too large for your everyday needs, but you love the style… you’re in luck because they make a smaller version called the Andie!

Jars by Dani: You will receive a delicious Jar by Dani with your MZ Wallace purchase! All the more reason to indulge yourself in a little shopping and some Halloween treats! Right?

Event Details: MZ Wallace Handbag Trunk Show on Thursday, October 30th at Emma’s Shoes | 110 Rosa Ave., Metairie, LA | Phone: (504) 407- 0668 | Receive #JarsbyDani with purchase!

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Thank you to MZ Wallace for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Chrissy Sleeveless Shift Dress c/o Lilly Pulitzer (wearing sz 2) | Gold Clutch c/o Gigi New York (Holiday collection coming soon) | Ann Taylor Tonya Booties | Sunglasses c/o Krewe Du Optic

Jewelry: Naomi Ring c/o Kendra Scott | Bracelets c/o Loren Hope

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Milannia Short Sleeve Shift Dress c/o Lilly Pulitzer (wearing sz 2) | Gold Clutch c/o Gigi New York (Holiday collection coming soon) | Blue Pumps c/o Nine West (similar) (similar)

Jewelry:  All rings c/o Kendra Scott | Cuff c/o Elizabeth Stone Jewelry 

Good afternoon readers, just one more day until Friday Whoo Hoo! For today’s post, I recently partnered up with Lilly Pulitzer to show you some of the pieces from their Cuban Cocktails collection. These dresses are adorable and perfect for the those out-of-the-office work events where you want to dress cute and snazzy, but still need to look tasteful and modest in front of your boss and co-workers. With the holidays right around the corner, now isn’t a bad time to starting adding sophisticated dressy pieces like these to your closet. That way you’ll be prepared for at least some of your holiday events.

While both of these dresses look and feel great on, I find myself gravitating more towards the navy dress because I love the little cutout detail on the back and I love a classic shade of navy. This is a dress that you can pull out for various special occasions all year long. It fits like a glove and pairs well with shoes from every season. I know because I tried the dress on with almost every pair of shoes in my closet when I put it on for the first time. It looks great with red pumps, gold sandals, black booties, over the knee boots, flat sandals, you name it!

For sizing, both dresses fit true to size and I didn’t have to either of them hemmed which is rare considering that I’m only 5 ft tall! I got the size 2 in both dresses if that helps!

P.S. Look out for my special “Style Seen” feature on Lily Pulitzer’s blog, The Juice Stand!

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Distressed Jeans | Sweater c/o 525 America | Fuzzy Socks | China Set c/o Chateau En Mae

Jewelry: Naomi Ring c/o Kendra Scott

“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.” – Oscar De La Renta

Good Morning readers, after the fashion world’s recent loss of Oscar De La Renta, the quote above really stuck out to me.  So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things with you this morning that I consider luxuries. To me, it’s really the little things in life like being able to enjoy coffee in the morning and desert after dinner or even in the middle of the day! It’s about getting to wear my fuzzy socks and robe while working from home, having lunch with my best friend and not having to worry that I need to be back at work at a certain time. Luxury is getting to enjoy the things you love to do without the stress and worry that there is something else you should be doing and it’s about appreciating the time you have to soak it up. Time is luxury!  Don’t get me wrong, I also find nice handbags, weekend trips to the beach and weeklong stays in Europe luxuries too, but again it’s still about the time you have to enjoy those things.  I hope I explained how I feel correctly and didn’t come off as ignorant by saying any of that. All I’m trying to say is that to me, luxury is the time being able to do what I love whether that means playing with my little fairy-god-child and best friend, drinking coffee and desert outside with my boyfriend, a weekend at the beach or even just blogging in my pajamas and fuzzy socks. I value all of that more than anything.

 

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: BGBGeneration Boxy Raglan Top (wearing sz XS) | BCBGeneration Pleated Flared Skirt (wearing sz 4) <–use code GEN10 for $10 OFF your purchase | Schutz Gilberta Pumps | Leopard Print Foldover Clutch sold out, similar style (here) | Wild Madagascar Vanilla Products c/o Bath & Body Works <– Buy 3, get 3 free!

Jewelry: BCBG Stone Statement Necklace | Naomi Ring c/o Kendra Scott | Loren Hope Bracelets c/o Mint Boutique

Hair Style c/o Courtney Johnson at Rigsby Frederick Salon in Baton Rouge, LA

Good Morning readers, when Bath & Body Works asked me to create a fall look inspired by their new Wild Madagascar Vanilla fragrance, leopard print immediately popped into my mind. I was imagining a leopard print top or dress to bring out the wild side of the exotic Island of Madagascar.  However, the minute I got a whiff of the delicious new vanilla fragrance I started leaning more towards a softer color to complement sweet scent. I couldn’t quite put my finger on the color I was envisioning until I came across this matching blush set! I feel like this pastel pink color paired with a pop of leopard print portrays the fragrance perfectly!

What do you think? Well, I guess you’d have to smell the products first, but maybe some information will help.

The scent’s key notes are: Bath & Body Works’ Madagascar Vanilla Accord, African Pear, Wild Jasmine and White Sandalwood. Bath & Body Works basically put fall in a bottle so you can bring it with you everywhere! I especially love the smell of the scented candle and hand soap in my kitchen and bathroom.  You have to make sure to try it out and tell me what you think! Did I hit the nail on the head with this look? How would you have styled a look to fit this fragrance?  See more photos below.

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