Summer Sweaters

   

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Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite summer sweaters; perfect for nights when you get just a little bit chilly (although those are mostly spent inside my house where I am cranking the AC every single night just to keep myself from sweating...), pairing with shorts, and then transitioning into fall. I I love this cold-shoulder sweater from Hand in Pocket. If you haven't been to their store, I highly recommend it; such cute stuff at good price points and a great variety!  I paired it with this cute tassel necklace, also from HiP. I am all about a great lightweight sweater so I can't WAIT for it to start cooling down! I am also loving this sweater and this sweater from their store.

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Shop some more of my favorite summer sweaters below! 

Gameday-Ready with Stewart Simmons

   

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Happy Monday! College football is RIGHT around the corner (insert praise hands!) which means it will soon be time for tailgating, crisp fall weather, buffalo chicken dip, and Athens GA. For all you college football fans looking for cute attire to represent your alma mater, I've found the perfect company! Stewart Simmons has the cutest game day wear whether you're watching the game on your couch, tailgating, or in the stadium. You can get 20% off your purchase with code LIFESTYLED now through 9/23.

I watch most UGA games at home or outside with friends, so I absolutely love this hat & this tank. Throw them on with denim shorts or even yoga leggings! 

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For tailgating parties and going to the game, I CANNOT get enough of this bulldawg dress (also comes in red!). The fabric is SO soft and comfy, lightweight and breathable. You can pair it with a denim vest or jacket as the weather starts to get cooler, and fun jewelry to add in your pop of red. vest | similar earringsbooties

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Stewart Simmons has gameday lines for Georgia / most surrounding SEC teams so check out all of their merchandise here. AND don't forget, 20% off your purchase with code LIFESTYLED, now through 9/23! 

Loft Sale Picks

   

Happy Hump Day! Your Wednesday just got even better because Loft is having a 50% off S A L E on lots of things today! I'm rounding up my favorites for you here. SO MANY GOOD THINGS, including this jumper I posted about last week, the COMFIEST and cutest loungewear sweatshirt that I also posted about...

...plus some things that will be perfect for taking into fall. 
 Happy Shopping! Just use code SURPRISE to get the discount. 


And speaking of sales... don't miss yesterday's blog post featuring my BIGGEST sale of the year before my pricing structure increases on August 20th! 

Last Chance Sale!

   

Happy Tuesday, y'all! After almost 5 years in business (!!), I have made the decision to raise my pricing structure. This will go into effect on August 20th, so I want to give YOU a chance to stock up on services while the current pricing is still in place!

THANK YOU!
 My clients are the reason I am able to do what I love every single day. I am SO THANKFUL to each and every one of you for continuing to hire me; season after season, shopping trip after shopping trip, wardrobe consults, special occasions & more. I love meeting people of all ages, styles and walks of life and helping them make their daily lifestyle a little bit easier with streamlined style and outfit suggestions. As a token of my appreciation, I want to let you take advantage of not only my current pricing, but a huge discount as well! From now through August 20, get 25% off your purchase on current-priced services. You can stock up on several hours worth of service to use throughout the coming year, or simply purchase your fall wardrobe consult / revamp / gift certificate at the discounted price. If we've never worked together and you've been on the fence, now is the time to go for it! You won't ever see prices this low again.
You can click HERE to see what my clients say about the services I provide, and how they've helped them.

Click HERE to purchase, and use code LASTCHANCE at check out. 
*Discount is redeemable on ALL services, including gifts!

If you have any questions, comment below or email me and I'll be happy to answer them!

Again, thank you for your continued support of my business, and for continuing to follow along on the blog!

xx, Courtney

Sitting Room Makeover with The Home Depot

   

Happy Hump Day, y'all! I am so excited to share today's post with you. I've worked on several fun projects with the Home Depot, but this has to be one of my favorites. First thing's first... did you know about all the amazing decor items The Home Depot has? I didn't either... So, when they asked me to do this decor challenge, I jumped at the opportunity and was SO surprised with their selection and quality. A little back story of this sitting room... we live in a 1964 house that was built with a box-like floor plan. So, our downstairs is made up of 4 rooms - kitchen, living, formal living and dining. We quickly decided that we wouldn't have much use for a formal living room at this point in our lives, so the smallest of the 4 rooms became an office. I never really loved the feel of it, and struggled with what to do in here. We put our bar cabinet in one corner, and I always thought it would be fun to be able to sit and gather in here with coffee or a glass of wine. Harrison and I often congregate in here when we are looking at things on the computer, planning trips, etc. and there was never a spot for the person who wasn't sitting at the desk. I absolutely love my friend Britt's sitting room in her house, where she has 4 chairs around a coffee table and it has a great feel. I didn't have enough room to do a FULL sitting room, so we chose to do a little sitting nook in one area of the office. 

My challenge was 'mixing wood finishes'. I love mixing various colors, finishes and accessories so I chose to incorporate a white-washed rattan coffee table, dark wood industrial shelving like this, and linen chairs with distressed decorative wood frames. 

Here's a little 'before'. Yikes - I had *almost* forgotten how dark and drab it was!

Let's talk about these chairs. I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of quality and comfort, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised! They feel like they almost mold to your body when you sit in them, and I love propping my feet up on the coffee table with a glass of vino after a long day.

This mirrored tray (currently out of stock, but some alternatives here and here) is AMAZING. It's huge, heavy and is the perfect centerpiece for any table or room. I love how it fits perfectly on the coffee table. 

I needed a semi-flush mount light in here because the ceilings aren't super tall, but I wanted brass and I wanted it to be a little bit funky. I love how this mid-century fixture looks with all the finishes and colors in here. 

We had actually put this wallpaper up when we first moved in. Although I am moving out of liking black and white in this room, it does add a fun pop. It is textured, so I may paint over it for a solid textured wall eventually, but for now it stays.

The shelf was another area I was so surprised about! I found so many great accessories on THD website, including this cloche & this turquoise buddha head that Harrison is still very unsure about and asks me what the heck I was thinking. But hey, I love a good pop of color! I also love blue glass vases, like these, which I have since moved around and put greenery in. 

Last but certainly not least, this flower arrangement! I am someone who ALWAYS has fresh flowers in her house, but the cost and the fact that they die so quickly is really frustrating to me. I also hate fake flowers because they look tacky and cheap! I can honestly say that I've had people ask me if this arrangement was real and from a florist. WIN! 


If you have an interior space that needs making over, be sure to check out the Home Depot's decor section! You'll be surprised what you can find...!

*A big thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring this post! The Home Depot provided me with product & compensation. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own.

 

 

Currently Loving

   

Happy (rainy - ugh) Tuesday! Today I'm sharing a few random things that I'm currently loving; in my closet, home and makeup drawer! 

MARC JACOBS EYESHADOW PALETTE (in 'Glambition')
I got this a few weeks ago and it is AMAZING. The pigment is so pretty, it goes on easily and the colors look great on my brown eyes. Well worth it and it will last forever! 

STRIPED RUFFLE DRESS (just $14!)
So cute and you've got nothing to lose with the price tag!

PINEAPPLE IPHONE CASE
Because who doesn't love pineapples?!

LOOKALIKE HERMES SANDALS
I love the real thing, but don't have a wallet quite that deep. These look exactly like the Hermes sandal and come in multiple colors. 

FAUX SHAGREEN JEWELRY BOX
I keep all my jewelry in a standalone chest, but the pieces I wear the most often can get thrown on my dresser and look like a hot mess. So, I need something to HIDE the hot mess. These boxes are perfect.

ROSE GOLD TASSEL EARRINGS FOR $12
Snagged these babies at H&M and they are so cute and lightweight! 

STRIPE BLOUSE WITH TIE SHOULDERS
I saw this on Courtney Kerr and had to have it. Currently on sale for $38!

SEAGRASS BASKETS
SO cute for storage around the home!

BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN COFFEE MUG SET
Because I love blue & white, and I love coffee mugs and they look pretty on display.

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Date Night

  

It's finally FRIDAY! Is it just me, or has this week gone by so slow? Today I'm sharing this fun romper that is perfect for date night, showers, occasions, etc. and is $25 off today! I couldn't believe I found this at Loft, because it totally looks more "designer-ish" to me. I love the bell sleeves, pattern and color and it would even be cute in the fall with a black vest and some booties. 

Once again I'm wearing tassel earrings because I am who I am, y'all. There is NO PROBLEM HERE.

I hope you have the happiest weekend ahead! You can shop this full look below. 

Day to Night Summer Look with Lauren by Ralph Lauren

   

Happy Hump Day, y'all! When Lauren by Ralph Lauren sent me a few fun pieces in the mail, I honestly didn't expect for them to become some of my favorite summer items. I always thought of Polo when thinking of Ralph Lauren, and honestly didn't own a single thing from the brand. I don't have a very preppy style, but do like to add in elements of prep. When they sent me this wide-leg linen jumpsuit and I tried it on, I fell in love! It is perfect for so many things - traveling, daytime, day to night, weekend wear, and taking into the fall with booties and a jacket. If you are wanting to try a jumpsuit but don't feel super comfortable taking the plunge, this is the perfect one to do it with; it has such a classic style that won't take you too far out of your comfort zone. Plus, it's on sale! *For size reference, I'm wearing a 2 and am normally a 2/4 in jumpsuits

This Kendra Scott necklace has been my favorite purchase of summer. I got it during my birthday month (for those of you who don't know, KS gives you one piece 50% off during your birthday month, so get on that! I also use Harrison's birthday month of September, so I am already eyeing my next bigger ticket item that I can score for half the price). It goes with everything, has fun tassels, and is adjustable to be short or long. It's 15% off TODAY only with code NECKLACES!

If you still don't have a block heel in your summer wardrobe, you need one. The ones I'm wearing are a few seasons ago, but these are my current favorites. 

Who else is loving this backpack purse trend? I know it is especially perfect for all you mamas out there... This blush backpack has been my go-to purse and is awesome for traveling + toting!

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Loungewear Basics

   

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Happy Monday! This might surprise some of you to know, but my all-time favorite thing to wear is loungewear. Every day I come home and the first thing I do is change into my "comfies" (and sometimes I never change out of them all day). So needless to say, I buy a lot of loungewear because it gets worn more than anything else in my closet. Today I'm sharing some awesome loungewear basics that I am obsessed with. 

This sweatshirt is SO comfy, cute and soft. I love the deep v and the loose fit. You could definitely put it over a tank or a cute bralette and wear it with jeans, too! I love all things Lou & Grey because they just feel SO yummy. It has been a favorite spot for me to buy loungewear for awhile because it's both comfortable and cute enough that you don't look homeless.

These shoes. I can't say enough about them. They literally feel like you're WALKING ON A CLOUD. I love all of the colors they come in, and the leather detailing makes them feel nice enough to wear with jeans, leggings, etc. I got them in black because you can never go wrong, but I love all the colors they come in. Plus, it's rare that I find a shoe I love this much for under $100. Win for everyone!

My favorite leggings are THESE and I of course forgot them when I shot this outfit. But, I'm not too mad about it because I ran into a store while we were shooting and grabbed these which are so soft and comfy. I guess I'll just HAVE to keep both... twist my arm. 

Shop these and some other loungewear favorites below, including some from the Nordstrom sale (I also LOVE a good cotton / linen jumpsuit for lounging in, so I've linked a few of those). 

Nordstrom Sale Picks in Real Life

  

FRIYAY!! The Nordstrom Sale has been open to the public for awhile now and although you're probably getting sick of being spammed about it by EVERY BLOGGER EVERYWHERE, I'm going to do one last post on it to show you how two of my favorite picks look styled in real life. As always, you can shop ALL my favorite things by clicking on the 'NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE' tab at the top right of my website. 

THIS TOP is going to be a great fall staple. I love anything that is black and flattering, and this fits the bill. I also love the merlot color it comes in. I'm picturing it with all black in the winter, but here I've paired it with white jeans to go from summer into fall. 

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THIS LEATHER JACKET. Probably my favorite find of the NSale. I've decided I'm going to be that girl that wears a tank, jeans and leather jacket on fall nights out and looks really cool while doing it. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. But for real, this jacket is SO soft it feels like butter. I love that it has no collar because sometimes collared leather jackets can look masculine and bulky. I've thrown it over the black top, and this cute summer jumpsuit & booties (booties are old but I'm linking an almost identical pair below). For reference, I'm wearing a size XS in the jacket because I don't plan on wearing anything bulky like a sweater underneath. 

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(excuse those roots!)

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