2.29.2016

February Favorites + Looking Ahead



Happy Monday y'all! Did you have a great weekend?!

My Saturday and Sunday were spent doing some major cleaning around the apartment, adding more items to my Poshmark Shop, hanging with some great friends and enjoying the gorgeous spring like weather we had. Yesterday was just beautiful. Mid-60s and not a cloud in the sky!! I took some new outfit photos with Nicole yesterday, and watched the Oscars with friends last night. Such a fun weekend!!

Since the temps were warmer, that called for breaking out the spring pieces from my closet. Like this gorgeous mint GiGi crossbody, my favorite new necklace from Julie Vos and enjoying my last day with these Karen Walker sunnie stunners. Sadly my rental period with Shop Ditto ended, but these beauties are at the top of my list to purchase next.

Any who, since it's the last day of February, that means it's time to recap the past month and talk about what's ahead for March. So let's recap the past 28 days shall we?!



Personal: February was an extremely busy month for me work wise. Every day seemed busier than the last. March is looking like it'll be just as busy, but it is an election year so I suppose they're trying to fit everything in before the primaries and campaigning really heat up.

Outside of work I have done a few happy hours and brunches with friends, but to be honest this month has been slow for receptions and events. Some of it has to do with the weather, but it's mainly been because I'm too exhausted after work to do anything, ha! Thankfully spring is just around the corner, and DC is the perfect city for outdoor activities, so it'll be really nice to have the warmer weather back and take advantage of getting out of the apartment!

Some of y'all have asked for more photos of my new apartment! I added a brand new one to Instagram this weekend! I just love the look and feel of a sparkling clean apartment. Don't you?!



As much as I'd love to share even more, I have to be honest that I haven't done much to the place since moving in. I've got all of the large furniture pieces, but am lacking majorly in accessories. Once I can replenish my bank account from moving and fashion week, I'll definitely be making several trips to Homegoods. Hope to have another home update post soon!

Blog: February was a BIG month for myself and my blog. I started incorporating more outfit posts, but the biggest thing to happen obviously was my first trip to New York Fashion Week. The few days prior to our trip were spent getting ready, and the weeks post NYC have been filled with playing catch up and sleeping. Y'all, I'm still exhausted from the trip!

I met so many wonderful people in NYC and have several exciting collaborations in the works. I can't wait to share those partnerships with y'all soon!



Favorite February Posts:


Fringe Pullover // by far my favorite outfit post of the month! Absolutely loved how the entire look came together. I've worn this sweater at least 5 or 6 times this month! So easy to throw on for a casual weekend brunch or dinner. P.S. It's on sale!!!
Olive and Blush // the perfect casual outfit, featuring my favorite color combo for spring!
Fashion Week Recaps // Day One, Day Two, Days Three and Four
Spring Favorites // a 50+ item shopping post, featuring many of my favorite pieces for spring!
Friday Link Love, Vol. 16 // there were a ton of useful links in this post for those of you thinking of starting a blog or are new to blogging!
While there weren't as many posts this month, I can honestly say I was extremely happy with each and every post I did. I had several outfits that I just loved, and really enjoyed bringing the daily recaps from my Fashion Week trip. I feel like February can be a pretty bland month when it comes to outfit inspiration. You're in that in between season stage. So I'm really excited and eager to put together a lot more spring style posts next month!



Now let's look ahead to what's coming up for the month of March!

Personal: March is going to be a much busier month, social wise. Starting with this coming weekend! I have a few happy hours on Friday and a birthday extravaganza for my friend Alicia! Saturday I'm joining a large group of friends for the DC Brunch Club Event (think of it as Spring Break for post grads, eeekkk). I'm excited to finally have a few fun events lined up and to spend the weekend with great friends!

The next month is also the final big push for Taste of the South! Many of y'all know, but for those who don't, I help plan one of the largest charity galas in DC. You can checkout some of my recap posts from past years (here and here). I'm really excited about this year's gala because my home state of Tennessee will be featured, and our charity will receive the majority of the proceeds raised! It's an exciting honor for my state and a charity that's so close to my heart!



Blog: I've got a great lineup of posts coming up for the month of March. Including collaborations with brands like Vaseline, Lydell NYC, St. Ives, Julie Vos and more!

I'm going to work in some more "learn" posts for bloggers, and explain how you can shop my Instagram feed and closet! There will of course be new outfit posts and even more style inspiration for spring.

I also mentioned last month that my site will be getting a little facelift. I'm SO excited because this is finally happening this month!! I'll be making the site design a little more professional and clean looking, and taking into account many of your suggestions from January's reader survey. I hope to have all the updates complete in just a few weeks, but will of course notify y'all when I have an exact reveal date. So stay tuned, and don't hesitate to let me know if you have anymore suggestions. Please leave in the comments below!

Have a great Monday!!




4 comments:

  1. Love this post! This is my first spring in DC and I'm really looking forward to all the activities and events going on. Would love to know your favs and what we can't miss being newbies (and a blogger) in this city?!

    Erin, Attention To Darling
    www.attentiontodarling.com

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    1. YAY!! So excited for your first spring Erin, you're going to love it. I'll definitely be sharing some of my favorite DC hot spots soon. Got a few fun collabs in the works! Can't wait to share. XoXo

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  2. I love that mint crossbody, I'm anxiously awaiting spring!
    & I hear ya on taking a trip to HomeGoods once bank accounts stable, I've been dying to freshen up my apartment with some new spring things.
    XO
    -Elizabeth
    www.elizabethmaycelovelifebeauty.com

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    1. Me too!! Just wish it'd stay. We're supposed to get snow again this weekend! And that sounds great! I really need to get out to Homegoods soon. Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

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