Bags to Blush Over

   

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Happy Thursday! I had a request recently to share some blush bag suggestions. So, here it is! I love a blush bag because you can wear it ALL YEAR LONG. It's such a soft, pretty color that's majorly on trend this spring so there are SO many options out there! Here are my favorites for anyone in the market for a new bag! From budget-friendly buys to splurges, totes to cross-bodies... I've got you covered.
Shop them all below:

Spotlight on : Hearne Dry Goods Co.

  

Happy Tuesday, y'all! From now on my dedicated blog posting days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, and whenever else I can manage in between. But, know that there will always be a new post up every Tuesday and Thursday! Today I'm sharing a brand with you that I absolutely love, and you probably know this if you follow along with me on instagram. I came across Hearne Dry Goods Co. a couple months ago and fell in love with their jewelry. They also have an awesome, sweet mission behind their jewelry that I love supporting. I now own several of their pieces and they stay on rotation in my closet; I get so many compliments on them and the leather earbobs make for great gifts!
Here's a little bit about the brand:

'Designer Leigh Hillenmeyer proudly named her jewelry line “Hearne Dry Goods Company” after her great-great-grandfather’s family business. After its opening in 1902, HDGC quickly became a beloved staple in Shreveport, Louisiana. Customers would flock from all around the region to park their model Ts outside the storefront and peruse the fabrics, lace, and fine china held within those painted brick walls.
Now well over a century later, the name Hearne Dry Goods Company is resurrected with a multi-purpose. In a nod to the rugged textiles of yesteryear, Leigh crafts necklaces inspired by her father’s nylon sailing straps and a variety of other preppy yet boho chic accouterments. And, as tribute to her forefather’s commitment to fostering community both near and far, a portion of all proceeds support a community health clinic in Lwala, Kenya (www.lwalacommunityalliance.org).
With unique vision, Leigh is connecting Louisiana’s past with Lwala’s future, one necklace at a time.'

And here are just a few of my favorite pieces:

'The Hearne'

'The Hearne'

Leather Earbobs in silver

Leather Earbobs in silver

'Yosemite'

'Yosemite'

Leather Earbobs in white

Leather Earbobs in white

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I love supporting other women in business and love shopping local! What are your favorite local / small business brands? I'd love to know about them! 

DON'T FORGET! Tomorrow is the LAST day for 20% off! Browse services above in the 'SERVICES' tab, then click 'PURCHASE' & use code XOXO at checkout

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Springy Things

  

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It's Friday! YAY! I am working all weekend but it's still Friday which makes me happy. What also makes me happy is all the spring things in stores right now. We've gotten little bits of spring weather here in Atlanta - sunny and 60 - I'll take it! Today I wanted to share this floral blouse (you may have seen it on my insta-stories) and the cutest blush windbreaker. These are things you can wear now and take into spring effortlessly!

This blouse is one of those Loft finds that doesn't look like it's from Loft. It's so pretty, a silky fabric, flattering cut and reminds me of an Anthro find. I love everything about it! Wear it now under a sweater vest or jacket, and take it into spring. 

This blush anorak is SO CUTE. I love the color and it's super lightweight. Wear it over a sweater now and take it into spring over any top or dress. Size down - I'm wearing an XS. 

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Shop the full look below, and have a great weekend! 

Combatting Winter Skin

  

 
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Happy rainy Wednesday, y'all! If you live in Atlanta, how AMAZING was the weather yesterday? It's funny how right after the holidays are done, I am so OVER winter but we still have months left. Yesterday felt more like spring and it was A-OK with me! Today I'm talking about combatting dry, dull winter skin during these colder, drier months. If you're like me, your skin gets SUPER dry in the winter. I also feel like I get to a point where I'm lacking so much color that there is no brightness or color in my face at all. Here are a few things I've been doing this winter to combat those things...

1 | Micro-needling
Y'all... this was a game changer for me. I've never done micro-needling before but I have several acne scars on my face that have always bothered me, along with pretty uneven skintone. Basically I have never been one of those people who felt like they could leave the house without at least a little makeup. This micro-needling treatment at Youthtopia MedSpa was incredible and it's been almost 3 weeks since I did it now and my skin is SO much more even, absorbs my products better, my acne scars are now hardly noticeable my skin just FEELS better. I plan to do this every couple of months because I can't tell you how much of a difference it made! There's a little video for you below (please don't be frightened by my appearance! Ignore my massive double chin... I'm telling myself it's because of the terrible angle but I probably need to start doing chin sculpting exercises...)
 *If you're interested in any of their treatments, mention my name and get $25 off!*

 
 

2 | This Countermatch serum
I've used this so much in the last couple months, I'm already ready for a refill. It feels good, smells good and is light on your skin while also being deeply moisturizing.

 
 

3 | Self-tanner to the rescue!
If you need some color, self-tanner to the rescue! I have tried so many of these - pricey and drugstore brands - and my favorite since college is Neutrogena Micro-Mist. They've recently redone their scent to not smell so self-tanner-y which is great. I get the 'medium' color and I spray it all over my body after the shower each day until I get the color I want. It doesn't take long! For your face, just spray in your hands and rub all over your face. I have also heard great things about this Clarins product that I plan to try!

 
 

4 | GLOPro
This is like a very 'mini' version of micro-needling that you can do at home a few times a week. I do it all over my face 2-3 nights a week after cleansing and before applying my products. It has worked wonders on my skin! 

5 | Mario Badescu Facial Spray
I got this as a gift and it is incredible. I spray it on my face a couple times throughout the day - under makeup or ontop. It immediately refreshes my skin and adds moisture to it, giving a glowy, bright dewy feel. You can't beat the price tag on this one! 

 
 

Have any of y'all tried micro-needling? What are your favorite winter skin remedies? I'd love to hear them! 

Valentine's Day Inspo + Sale

  

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Happy Monday! We're back in town after a fun long weekend in Savannah and I'm ready to hit the ground running. Today I'm sharing some Valentine's inspo for whatever your plans may be - Galentine's, a cozy night in (my choice) or a night out with your sweetie.
Here are some fun Heart Day finds... 

pink + white lace blouse | lipstick set | valentine's tassel garland
red lace blouse | maxi dress | blush velour joggers | blush sneakers
Voluspa candle | heart sweater | blush cape blouse | fuzzy slippers | Coco Chanel
pink tassel earrings | burgundy wrap blouse | cozy heart pillow | mauve bomber jacket
pink fringe earrings | cozy socks | red wrap dress | rose + shine sweatshirt | blush mules
 

PLUS, it's been awhile since I ran a  S A L E ! Get 20% off your purchase with code XOXO. This is a great Valentine's Gift idea if you're into gift-giving... I even have a pretty pink gift certificate that's perfect for the occasion.
Email me with questions, and click here to buy!  Enter code XOXO at checkout for the discount.
*Purchase is redeemable anytime within 1 year, so no worries if you want to wait until spring, summer or fall to use it!* 

Pretty in Pink | A Budget-Friendly Valentine's Look you can take into spring

   

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Happy Friday and Happy February! I don't know about you but my mind is playing tricks on me and telling me spring is right around the corner when really... it's only FEBRUARY 2. But, that hasn't stopped me from picking up some spring pieces to add to my wardrobe because at this point in, you gotta do what you can to beat the winter blues!

I found this top at...drumroll... Target of all places! I am really loving the A New Day line they have there and this is no exception. The best part is, of course, that it doesn't LOOK like it's from Target. It's under $30, super flattering, love the ruffles on the sleeves and shoulders, and it's the perfect color not only for February 14, but for the spring months ahead. I've actually worn it on warmer days in Atlanta with a leather jacket ontop. 

These jeans are amazing. They are just like the Madewell high-waisted ones but at a fraction of the cost! I've been wearing them on repeat and this top looks great tucked in. 

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You all know about my love affair with Hearne Dry Goods Co. This necklace is from them and I am beyond obsessed. I wear it all the time and I love that it's both a neutral and a statement at the same time. 

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Oh, and these wedges!! Another Target find (I've been killin' the Target game recently y'all) 

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Shop the full look here, and have a happy weekend!

Current Loungewear Favorites

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I live in loungewear... LITERALLY. Every day when I get home from working with clients or whatever I may be doing that day, I run to my closet and put on my 'comfies'. I am also an avid lounge-wearer over my barre clothes so that I can run errands, go to lunch, etc. afterwards and not go home and change. If it's comfy, it's on me.

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite, softest loungewear pieces that have been tested by yours truly and that you NEED in your closet if you love softness on your body - which is everyone. Not only are all these picks super cozy and comfortable, they're also FLATTERING which is key if you plan on leaving the house, or if you want your husband to think you look super pretty in your loungewear. Whatever your motivations, I'm not judging. 

I love Lou & Grey because it just feels SO yummy, and the quality is such that it will last awhile. Most of my picks are from there, with a few exceptions

this jogger/sweatshirt set. So cute, love the zippers on the joggers! You can wear this together or as separates. Cozy + cute!

this dollman sweater. this can totally be worn as loungewear or regular wear. I love the crop sleeves and the fit of it.

these cozy leggings

Barefoot Dreams is also a favorite brand of mine and it feels like butter on your body. AMAZING and this cardigan goes on me every morning when I get out of bed. Similar cardigans on sale!

this tunic poncho. It's great because you can put a long-sleeved tee underneath in colder weather! Also great for throwing on over workout gear.

I'm obsessed with these spanx velvet leggings because you can wear them as loungewear but you can also wear them out with boots and a tunic sweater. They suck it all in, are super comfy and soft. Certain colors on sale!

this twist tie top. Perfect for throwing over workout tops, or wearing with leggings/jeans. Super soft and the perfect weight, plus the twist in the front makes it flattering.

This is my go-to tee shirt to wear under sweatshirts and cardis.

Not necessarily loungewear but look how CUTE this sports bra is! Had to throw it in because I love it.

My favorite shoe options - wedge (SO comfortable), slip-on, and sneaker

SHOP IT ALL: 

Our Bahamas Trip Recap

  

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Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the details on our trip to the Bahamas. I’ve had SO many questions about where we stayed, etc. so I’m here to fill y’all in! Here are the specifics:

WHERE: Rose Island - a private island about a 15 minute boat ride off the coast of Nassau

HOW LONG: We stayed for 5 nights

LODGING: We rented this house on Airbnb. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath house that was perfect for two couples.

here's a view of the house looking up from the beach

here's a view of the house looking up from the beach

PRIVATE? Are there any other people on the island? There are day trips over to the island from Nassau each day, but while we were there the weather was too windy for those so we basically had the entire island to ourselves. There are a few other houses (1 or 2 which you’ll also see on Airbnb) but we didn’t see anyone else on our trip. 

nothing better than coronas on the beach!

nothing better than coronas on the beach!

on the right is the beach bar!

on the right is the beach bar!

ACTIVITIES? This is a private island so you are taken there on a boat and then you stay there the entire time until you’re picked up by boat on your last day. There is so much to do around the island - snorkel, kayak, hang on the beach, we brought a ton of board games, etc. There is a tiki bar on the island that is open during the day when they bring excursions over from Nassau. The beach bar / excursion company is called Sandy Toes. We also took a deep sea fishing trip one day and caught this wahoo!

HOW ABOUT FOOD? We provisioned our food ahead of time (you have to plan out your meals in advance and decide what you need, then you send them to a purveying company in Nassau who delivers your food to the island. We pre-seasoned and vacuum sealed our meats (just because I’m not sure about Bahamian meat?) and brought them in a cooler (you can check the cooler with the airline) Lunches at the tiki bar were included in the cost of the Airbnb.

Harrison finally made it after we realized his passport was expired ON THE WAY to the airport. He sent me on the plane without him and miraculously got his passport within a few hours.

Harrison finally made it after we realized his passport was expired ON THE WAY to the airport. He sent me on the plane without him and miraculously got his passport within a few hours.

we kayaked over to this little island across from Rose Island

we kayaked over to this little island across from Rose Island

WOULD YOU GO BACK? Absolutely. It was such a cool experience! We didn’t have the best of weather (think - Gale Force Winds - below is a picture that describes the wind situation), but I can imagine that in warm temps with low winds it would be an absolute dream. I’ve never seen clearer water! The island was absolutely beautiful, peaceful, serene and private. 

view from the beach looking up at the house. Why yes, we enjoyed many coronas on this trip

view from the beach looking up at the house. Why yes, we enjoyed many coronas on this trip

coffee with a view

coffee with a view

just a TAD windy during our trip ;)

just a TAD windy during our trip ;)

This is the view from one of the porches at the house

This is the view from one of the porches at the house

Take me back!

Take me back!

Bows on Bows

  

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Happy Tuesday! For those of you who are new around here, I thought I’d give a quick introduction… 

I’m Courtney and I am first and foremost a wardrobe stylist + personal shopper, as well as a blogger. This means I work with women and men all over Georgia (and other states too!) to help them purge, edit, refresh and add to, their wardrobes. If you’re interested in my services, take a look by clicking on the ‘SERVICES’ tab at the top! Thanks for tuning in and following along… 

Today I’m sharing one of my FAVORITE winter purchases. I am a sucker for detailing on sweaters like bows, embroidery, pompoms, tassels, you name it. When I found this bow-back sweater I was immediately swooning! It is SO soft, long enough to wear with leggings, and has the cutest bow detailing all down the back. Basically… what more could you ask for?! It also comes in tons of colors at a price that won’t break the bank. **sizes are selling out FAST! I will notify you when certain sizes/colors come back in stock...

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earrings are Hearne Dry Goods Co.

I also fell in love with these red bow block heels. They just sold out (UGH) but I'll link some similar ones below. A sweater, some distressed denim and a cute heel makes for a perfect easy, yet put-together winter look! Don’t be afraid to mix casual with “dressy”… 

These jeans are SO stretchy, comfortable and flattering. I love the fact that the distressing isn't a complete hole on your leg... Plus they're on super sale!

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A quick sidenote - I’ve had lots of questions about how to shop my looks with LiketoKnow.it. Click HERE for a tutorial! 

Did you catch my ‘Book Club’ post yesterday?! If you need some good reads, click here. And don’t forget to leave a comment with your favorite books! 

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