OOTD

Let’s Go to the Zoo!

_DSC0177-2Hey all :) Before we cue the Lion King music, quick update on finally getting to go horseback riding (since we got canceled on as mentioned in this previous post)!  We had a lot of fun and at times I felt like I was going to lose balance and fall off my horse but it was a really cool experience. *Checking this one off my bucket list. 😀

_DSC0274-2Thanks Matt! I also had been wanting to go to Zoo Atlanta so we went on my birthday since neither of us had gone before. If you plan to go and haven’t been then **Warning: SPOILERS below**.  I know some may appreciate the novelty of seeing the animals for the first time. I went in with no expectations and couldn’t help but just feel amazed at the sheer amount of life that exists out there.

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Outfit Details:

Forever 21 Plaid Coat | Choies Skinny Jeans | Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag | Forever 21 Booties

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Amongst the many reactions I had, I recall thinking of Pumba when I saw the warthogs, being in awe of the lion’s majestic aura, and gushing over the babydoll sheep!

When was the last time you visited a zoo or the like? Thanks for joining in on this experience!

Serenbe

Hey guys! I thought it’d be fun to have my boyfriend guest blog today! Be nice and welcome him :) 

Thanks Christine! Matt here and just taking a break from my world of food to share with you a fun little day out together.

She’s been wanting to go horseback riding for a little while now and I figured what a better way to celebrate our time together than to plan a little horseback ride for two. I ended up finding a trail ride company in this beautiful little progressive village, located about 25 minutes southwest of Atlanta, called Serenbe; it has acres of preserved forests and meadows with miles of nature trails. It was perfect. Made sure Christine was free and locked in our reservation!

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Fast forward to the day of our reservation. The weather was super cooperative, there was no traffic on the highway, and Christine was nothing but smiles, excited about this new experience we were about to share together (did I mention this was also my first time on horseback)? After the lengthy drive, we arrive at Serenbe and just as I put the car in park… we get an unfortunate text that the guide fell ill and was unable to take us anymore. Oh no!! I now was having an internal monologue filled with laughter and screams. All the precautions and planning, never did I think the guide would be the missing link. lol.

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Anyways, Christine and I aren’t the type to get irate because of something like this. Life happens. We just messaged back to the lady hoping she was alright and that we would reach out later to reschedule. We then just made the most of the scenario and had a mini photo shoot since the weather was awesome, she was looking great in her outfit and I happened to have my camera~

 

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Outfit Details:

Nordstrom Striped Tee | H&M Button Up | Jessica Simpson Jeans | Franco Sarto Boots | NastyGal Bag | J.Crew Giraffe Necklace

Since our afternoon was now free, we took a private tour of a nearby sheep farm that a friend works at and then headed to Peachtree City (something she’s also been wanting to do) to tour the place via golf cart. The city is extra unique because they have extended / paved side walks that are devoted to golf carts!! It’s so awesome to see cars and golf carts all around. Did I mention they even have golf cart specific parking spots?! Too fun.

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Not exactly the day I had planned for Christine but we made the most of it! Hope you guys enjoyed this and have a great weekend! :)

Until next time~!
-Matt

Peachy Elegance

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I had the honor of attending my friend’s wedding recently and I am so incredibly happy for her! She is one of those selfless and thoughtful friends that make you want to be a better person than you already are so it’s no surprise that she is loved by many.

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This adorable dress had been sitting on my clothing rack for too long now just waiting for the right occasion to be worn. I’m definitely kind of having an oversized and billowy moment. :)

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Choies dress Bauble Bar necklace Sam Edelman heels H&M clutch L’oreal polish

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Want to see more outfits? Check out my Early Autumn “What Xteeener Wears” if you haven’t already!

 

Grid Lines in the City

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Hi guys! A silhouette I never tire of is a looser fitting top and tight fitted bottoms especially when the bottoms have plenty of stretch to them so that I can eat to my heart’s desire ^_^ mmm food. This is what happens when I work while i’m hungry haha anyways I digress. Doesn’t this bold grid printed top make you think of a city’s grid infrastructure? I just have a thing for cleans lines so deem me a forever stripes and checkered print lover.

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Boohoo Grid Tee | H&M Jeans | Francesca’s Rings | Zara Heels | Zara Bag | Maybelline “Sapphire Siren” polish

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Goodbye Summer!

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Summer is officially over y’all which means my favorite season is here! Time to pull out some thicker knits and rich hues to mix and match with your summer faves. I love this transitioning period because it allows you to be creative and work with what you already have in your closet. This past weekend I felt like going a little flirty, a little elegant while still grounding the look with a chunky heel to tone down the girly-ness.

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Floppy Hat | Kenar Jeweled Top | F21 Blush Skirt | Latitude Sandals | Maybelline “Sapphire Siren” polish

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Breaking the Rules + Giveaway!

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You may have noticed that I have been donning the midi length quite frequently lately (unintentionally) and by nature these types of dresses or skirts tend to be on the dressier side. Because they generally also hit around the mid calf area, pairing the look with heels is usually the safer option. I went against everything, because I can. And I think it’s a lot more fun this way. If you feel good in it, wear it because in my opinion when it comes to personal style there are no rules. I styled this dress in a way that I could see myself roaming around the streets in or even on a school campus in.

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I ‘Heart’ Ronson Dress

Choies Pleather Jacket and Hat

Bauble Bar Necklace

FJORD Watch

Francesca’s Rings

ALDO Sneakers

Can we also mention how excited I am about Fall being right around the corner? This look would work perfectly as a transitional Summer to Fall look :) You guys know i’m also a huge fan of affordable fashion and accessible pieces so this has been a fun collaboration with JCPenney! I have been so incredibly grateful and appreciative of your love and support so what better way to wrap things up than with a giveaway? There are multiple ways to Enter in this widget below, good luck!  xoxo, Christine

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