New York New York

Wow, what a trip.

I got to spend a week in New York with my favorite gal pals back in July and it was amazing! As you may know, Marla & I assist our super talented photographer friend,Haley Sheffield. She had her first wedding in the big apple, and we got to tag along! We did so many things and ate our way through the city. I’ll try to break it down for you and not make this too terribly long! ;)

We arrived Tuesday, the 22nd and went to this sweet cafe called Lucid in Queens. We planned our day and headed to Times Square, a tourist must, of course! Being a couple of Georgia peaches we ate at Southern Hospitality, which happened to be Justin Timberlake’s restaurant. SO good, I had these spring rolls filled with fried pimento mac and cheese. What?! We ended the day in Central Park with some ice cream.

The next days all involved amazing food, like Shake Shack, the best cheeseburger I’ll ever eat. We had the best doughnut in NYC at Pies & Thighs in Williamsburg, amazing gelato at Chelsea Market, The Meatball Shop changed my life, Dylan’s candy bar did not disappoint, I mean you have to go if you are ever in NY. It was a dream come true for this candy lover. I’m a huge fan of Love Taza, and she has some of the best suggestions on where to eat & shop in NY. One of the places her and her cute family visit frequently is Bubby’s. It was delicious and the vintage photo booth downstairs is a must! We celebrated Marla’s birthday while we were there and we went to another place Naomi recommended, an Indian restaurant called Milon. You guys, this place was incredible. The ceiling is decked out in Christmas lights upon Christmas lights. Such a fun experience. We ended that night at a comedy club. So much food, you guys! These were just some of my favorites. We got to attend Hillsong on Sunday and it was just what we needed. The worship, the message, it was perfect. “We are all qualified for such a time is this!”

We made some wonderful friends, one being the bride that got married on that Friday. She was absolutely the sweetest and her wedding was stunning. We had the best time dancing the night away, and second shooting. Our job is pretty freaking cool! :) Our last day was spent with another bride to be, who lives in Long Island. Haley is shooting her wedding in October. We had the best time eating bagels on the beach, hanging out at their beautiful home, and ended the night laughing, drinking some wine, and yummy cheeses and hummus. You guys, my heart is full from this trip. People are just beautiful. I have such a great framily. Here are some photos from our trip! Enjoy!

Xoxo

 

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Hyer Handmade

I have had such a great privilege to know some really awesome and creative people. One being, Elizabeth Hyer. This gal makes her own clothes, y’all. What’s cooler than that? Her pieces are one of a kind, and since they’re designed so uniquely, her one-size-fits-all clothing is flattering on any body type. For me it was pretty big, but I loved how it fell and I opted for the sticky bra just so a bandeau wouldn’t take away from it. I love how any hairstyle can turn your outfit from causal to quirky to sophisticated. My go-to style lately has been the half up bun. Bobby isn’t a fan, but I love it! I love how it pulled the whole outfit together. Have you guys checked out Aeropostale lately? They are killing it with some of their new arrivals, like these high waisted jeans! I knew they would be perfect with this top and a great transition into fall. Throw on a cardigan and some moccasins and you’re ready to go to the pumpkin patch!

I’ll be doing a giveaway with this top in the next couple of weeks so be on the lookout! Also, don’t forget to go check out more from Hyer Handmade! You’re going to be obsessed! :)
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Jeans : Aeropostale
Shoes : Target
Rings : American Apparel
Urban Outfitters

Tacky

Remember in high school when you would celebrate spirit week? On one of those days you would always got to dress tacky, and no one could make fun of you cause that’s the way you were suppose to dress. I thought it was so fun. Never ever would I try to mix up prints and colors. I always made sure everything matched and my hair had to be perfect. I NEVER wore it up in public. Haha. As I have gotten older I have learned so much about mixing colors and patterns, and learned that not everyone is going to get your style. I use to envy people that could pull off these extraordinary outfits and strut their stuff with such confidence. I mean, Lizzie McGuire had it going on, and I was just too focused on [this] matching [this] and being the generic girl. I have to say I am very happy with my colorful quirky style, and that’s how this outfit came about. I didn’t want to style the tank with just jeans or shorts, I wanted to make a statement. I thought the a-line skirt really added some fun and the colors are just brilliant together. Don’t worry about what people say or think, have fun with your clothes! They say a lot about you, so why not let them be fun! :)
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Top : c/o Rumor
Show me Your MuMu
Skirt : Madewell
Shoes : American Apparel
Sunnies : Anthropologie

On The Road Again

Well hello there strangers!

I’m back from New York and I’m ready to conquer the world. New York is good for the mind, body, & soul. Seriously. I’ll share more from my trip later.

Kim from Oh Sweet Joy sent some fun goodies from her shop before I left and I’m so excited to show them off! You guys may have seen the super cute tote saying, “Eat more Ice Cream!” On my IG! I also received some koozies, fun little headbands that you will see soon, and this tank! It has quickly become one of my favorite tanks I own. There’s something about the material, cut, and color that makes me really happy! I’m a sucker for anything grey and you might be surprised, but I’m totally into Willie Nelson as well. You outdid yourself with this one, Kim. Check out more of her adorable items here and follow her IG cause her feed is nothing but cuteness. :)

Use the code KAYLEEDAILY to get 10% off your purchase!

Hope you all are having a great week!

GM1A8449 GM1A8454 GM1A8455 Tank : c/o Oh Sweet Joy
Shorts : c/o Riffraff
Shoes : Target, similar
Sunglasses: Nasty Gal

The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You

What do you do when your husband leaves all his camera equipment at work, but you’re all ready to take outfit photos!? Use your iPhone! I have to say I’m pretty proud of how these photos turned out! It was a heck of a lot faster & easier. What do you guys think?

I love shorts. I especially love non jean shorts. It’s so fun having a pair in a crazy color, pattern, material, & style to dress up or down. Riffraff always has the best selection of these kind of shorts, and I got my first pair from them. I’ve kinda started a collection. ☺️  This pair is a new favorite I got in the mail last week! I love the teal color & the pretty scallop detailing around the bottom. I decided to make it more causal with my keds, but they would be super cute with a crop top and some wedges!

Hope you’re having a great week!
Xo

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Top: H&M
Shorts : c/o Riffraff
Necklace : 31 Bits
Shoes : Keds/Kate Spade
Sunglasses : Nasty Gal

Oh-Em-Gee

This dress. You guys this dress has made all my “I need a black dress” dreams come true. Thanks to Riffraff, it’s going to be my go-to for any fancy events or weddings coming up! I love the slit in the back and it’s just the right midi length for a girl on the shorter side. I kept it simple with delicate gold accessories, cause sometimes less is more. I’m so excited to wear this to an upcoming wedding that Marla & I are assisting Haley on in NYC! Ahh! It’s going to be a blast! I’ll share more about that later! Hope you’re staying cool! It’s getting to that almost miserable time here in Georgia.

Happy Tuesday!
Xo
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Dress : c/o Riffraff
Shoes : Matisse
Necklaces : Stella & dot, Jill Massey
Earrings : Betsy Pittard Designs
Sunglasses : Moorea Seal

Tie-Dye

How is it already July, y’all?! This summer is flying by and the temperature keeps rising here in Georgia. We had a new grocery store just open in our downtown area called Ocmulgee Traders. It’s super cute, and just happens to sell King of Pops! I know y’all have heard me talk about this local Popsicle cart, and I could just go on and on about them! Their homemade Popsicles are seriously the best, especially on a hot summer day. I had the coconut lemongrass and it was pretty tasty.
This tank from Riffraff has been my go-to lately. I love how over-sized and soft it is. It’s perfect to throw on with some shorts and even under some overalls. I love the fun tie-dye colors and it shows just enough on the sides to wear a fun bandeau. Basically you need it! :)

Have a fun holiday weekend!!
Xo
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Tank: c/o Riffraff
Shorts : AE
Shoes : Converse
Bracelets : Betsy Pittard Designs

Onesie Monday

It’s onesie Monday, y’all! Thanks so much to all the sweet comments on my last post! It really made me feel better! :)

I am almost back to my old self again, but still numb on the bottom left lip and chin. Crossing my fingers that it isn’t permanent. I’m really hoping I can actually enjoy the 4th with my family and eat some real food! That’s been the hardest part of this whole process for sure. So, I bought some fake glasses! Hehe. I thought it would be a fun addition to play with in my outfits. I am very thankful I have perfect eyesight, but sometimes Inwish I could order some from Warby Parker. Am I right, rest of the gals out there with perfect vision?! I am SO glad I decided to purchase this fun jumpsuit. It has everything a girl needs. Pockets for candy, a fun studded belt, a nice elephant print (who doesn’t love that?!), and the illusion that your bum is bigger than it seems. Sold.

Y’all have any fun plans for the 4th?! Love to hear ‘em!
Have a great week!
Xo
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Jumpsuit : Asos
Shoes : Chinese Laundry
Glasses : Forever 21
Bag : Marc Jacobs

Pineapples

As I write this I am currently laying in bed with a bag of frozen peas on my face, deciding if I want mashed potatoes or mashed potatoes. Getting your wisdom teeth out is no joke, y’all. All I want is a blueberry donut from Dunkin, nachos & cheese dip, all of my favorite candies, & Chick-fil-a. My procedure was on Wednesday, and it went a little something like this… I was a nervous wreck on the ride there, and my heart was about to beat out of my chest. I sign in, and the lady at the counter said my appointment wasn’t until July 23. I could either wait till July, or they could squeeze me in that day. The only problem with squeezing me in was that I would have to get the laughing gas instead of the IV. So I put my big girl panties on and took the gas! I was flying high as a kite! You do hear everything, and it was nice cause he would tell me exactly what was going on, but honesty you are so out of it you couldn’t care less what you hear or what is about to happen. I felt like I was floating on a cloud.  Overall it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, I mean don’t get me wrong the aftermath stinks! I just want REAL food…

like pineapples!

They are all the rage right now, aren’t they?! Riffraff has a couple pieces with the favorite fruit and I knew I needed at least one for my closet! :) It’s a fun little crop top, perfect for these hot Georgia days. I paired it with these super comfy, high waisted shorts, & added a fun print with my turban from Monroe & Harlow! Guess what?! M&H turned one last week! How exciting is that?! It has been so fun working with Anikka and seeing her business bloom!

Hope you all have a fun weekend!
Xo

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Top: c/o Riffraff
Shorts : AE
Turban: c/o Monroe & Harlow
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Purse : Marc Jacobs

Farm Lyfe

You guys, where does the weekend go?! We had a pretty good one. Hanging with friends, eating Popsicles, laying by the pool, eating good food, & napping. I would say we brought in the first weekend of summer pretty well!

So, I’m getting my wisdom teeth out this week! Yikes! I am super nervous/terrified. I hear the best part, though, is that you get to eat ice cream all day. That’s the only thing I’m looking forward to, and I’m kind of hoping I’m totally tripping and Bobby gets an awesome video. I am one those people that never gets embarrassed. I just love to laugh even when it’s at myself. Have seen this one?! This girl got famous by Ellen. Fingers crossed I meet Ellen, guys! ;)

Hope you all have a great week! I’ll be living in these overalls all summer. I promise you these are the most comfortable pair out there. Very light weight, roomy, & worth every penny!

Xo

Overalls : Madewell
Tote : Madewell
Shoes : Toms
Sash/belt=headscarf : Show me your MuMu (from my kimono)
Shirt : Target
Sunglasses : Moorea Seal