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Making The Most Out Of Your Luggage Space

When packing for road trips or flights, I try to make the most out of the space in my suitcase. I take a few outfits that I can mix and match, layers for the changing weather and I pack one or two nice outfits for going out and shoes that I can travel and hike in. I wear the outfit that takes up the most space in my suitcase to and from the airport to save packing space!

Recently, I found the cutest Thirty One bag at the Goodwill. It's a canvas bag with mesh pockets on the outside of the bag. It also has shoulder straps that makes it easy to tote around. I pack it in the bottom of my suitcase and when I get to my travel destination, I unpack it and put all of my toiletries and makeup in it so I can carry it to the bathroom or showers/bathhouses when camping. It is so handy because i'm not having to dig through my luggage to find things.




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What to Wear on a Hiking/Camping Trip out West

As an avid outdoors gal, I am always trying to find good deals on versatile clothing to wear when hiking and camping. Smartwool and Lululemon are hands down my favorite brands. I have a variety of Lululemon leggings, tanks and sports bras that I can mix and match. When it gets cool on the trail, I throw on a Smartwool sweater. If it’s really cold, Smartwool long underwear under my leggings!



Below are some outfits I pairs together while camping at Yellowstone National Park.




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Just Go For It!

Setting goals and making a plan to achieve them is definitely one of my strong suits. Social media can be very opaque. Full of motivational quotes, photos of nature and pictures of us living our best life. There are not many of us who knows what goes on in our friends lives outside of the image portrayed on social media.

I’m not one to talk about my personal life outside of posting pretty/positive things in social media.
For example...I was in a car wreck in June and got a concussion. My car ended up being totaled. The
other person was completely fine. I walked away with a minor concussion, some airbag burns and
bruises. It was so scary though. Curse being vertically challenged and blind spots. So it was a
surprise a week later when I finally told some of my best friends. Sorry Crystal, Rachel, Emma, Sarah
and Ashley! 

This post is about going for it. Things that’s been going on in my life that’s very important to me and not
posted on social media.  


So here it goes. Ever since I knew I wa…

To Fix or Not to Fix - A Stitch Fix Review!

I have been a Stitch Fix supporter for the last couple of years! As an educator, I love the idea of having outfits personally styled for work and play. Most of the clothes I receive in my fixes can be worn to work or out to dinner with friends. The only downfall for me is the price. I have never kept all five items that I have received in one fix, I just cant afford that monthly. But I usually keep 2-3 items! Whats great about Stitch Fix is that you can personalize your box to fit your style, budget and even how often you want to receive a fix! For me, I schedule on an as needed basis. I always get lots of compliments on my Stitch Fix clothes and it's been a great way to freshen up my wardrobe after losing a few pounds.


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If you use my link above, I will receive a $25 credit for every friend who checks out from their first Fix and you’ll get $25 credit too!


Spring Dress Must Haves

In case you haven't noticed by now, I have a thing for lace and polka dots. There is just something about the girly lace details and fun prints that draw me in. My good friend gave me a gift card to a local boutique for my birthday and it had been burning a hole in my pocket ever since!  I recently visited The Addition at F. Rees Boutique in Mt. Airy, NC and found the cutest BB Dakota Dress! It has flirty buttons on the front along the neckline. The fitted waist gives a very flattering look. This dress is adorable and perfect for spring and summer events!
Wearing a size 0 for reference


One of my favorite clothing stores is Altd. State. The store itself is gorgeous inside with their glamorous lighting and cozy dressing rooms. On my last visit I found the prettiest lace dress. Usually I steer away from light yellow, but I had to try it on anyway. It was too pretty to pass up. Once I tried it on, I knew it would be going home with me. I already have so many events I plan to wear this g…

Why I Love Local Boutiques

I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. So when I crossed paths with Cozy Calla Lily Boutique on Instagram, I had to check out the boutique. The owners were super nice and invited me to come in and checkout their shop. Naturally, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to support a new and local boutique and play dress up! Cozy Calla Lily is located in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina and conveniently near I-40. The first time I visited the boutique, I left with three shirts, a skirt and earrings! Everything in the shop is so pretty and they have sizes for everyone! Check out some of my favorite looks blow!

Can't make it to the boutique? You can shop online. Links to the items will be listed under the photos below.

Gathered sleeve cropped blouse (Size small): $20.99 Polka dot button down mid skirt (Size small) $39.99
Purchase this top here! Purchase the skirt here!
Crinkle woven top with lace (Size small): $41.99
Purchase this adorable top here!
Lavender wr…

Rompers - The Perfect Outfit for Spring and Summer

When I was a kid, I lived and rompers and jumpers so I was pretty stoked with they came back into style a couple of years ago. Rompers are one article of clothing that I am always on the lookout for when I am on my thrifting adventures. What I love about rompers is that they are flattering. I have a short torso, so I feel like they make me look taller. Plus they are practical for gals on the go like me!

If you absolutely want to make my day, give me a romper with pockets! I got lucky on some recent trips to my local thrift stores and found two gorgeous rompers pictured below. Both can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Romper: Charlotte Russe (Size xs) Thrift Store: Plato's Closet of Winston-Salem Photo: Ariel Perez Photography
Romper: She & Sky (Size xs) Thrift Store: Uptown Cheapskate of Winston-Salem Photo: Decoro Images Photography