NASCAR PR rep with a love of horror films, smushed-faced dogs, graphic design, Garth Brooks, college football, and fashion.

5 Tips for Growing an Engaged Instagram Audience



Dress: Red Dress Boutique c/o  | Bag: Kate Spade | Earrings: J.Crew | Heels: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Instagram is constantly evolving and constantly bringing stress to influencers and users alike. The minute you think you have Instagram figured out, Zuckerburg goes and changes the algorithm or the API security and we’re back at square one. To add insult to injury, it’s reported that only 10% of your followers are even seeing your posts. So if you are feeling frustrated on the pathway to Instagram growth, know that you are not alone.

Instagram has seriously leveled the playing field recently and we’ve all thought about throwing our phone out the window or even throwing in the towel. Unfortunately, complaining isn’t going to get us anywhere, so we must adapt.


ShopBop’s Event of the Season Sale

Happy Wednesday, y’all! I am SO excited because ShopBop’s Event of the Season Sale is finally here!! And it’s a BIG ONE. I’m talking about 20% off just about EVERYTHING with no minimum purchase. I know y’all have heard me say this time and time again, but I seriously wait for this sale every season to stock up on designer pieces that rarely go on sale – hello, Karen Walker sunglasses and Clare V. straw bags! Use code EVENT18 to receive 20% off of any purchase under $200 and 25% off $500 or more. Click on the image below to shop my picks and happy shopping, loves 🙂



Shira Melody Jewelry Love



Coin Pendant: Shira Melody Jewelry | Coin Hoops: Shira Melody Jewelry | Yellow Maxi Dress: Forever 21 | Heels: Forever 21 | Bag: Zac Posen | Sunglasses: Karen Walker


Gold Choker: Shira Melody Jewelry | Chambray Button-Down: J.Crew | Skirt: H&M (Similar HERE) | Wedges: Marc Fisher | Bag: Zac Posen

Happy Monday, loves! I am excited to share a brand that I am LOVING and one that can save you some major cash. I recently discovered Shira Melody Jewelry through a clothing brand I share often and it was love at first site. Her line features vintage pieces with a modern twist and are meant for layering with jewelry you already own. Y’all won’t believe the price on some of their most popular styles!

To be completely transparent, I recently purchased the Julie Vos coin pendant that you have likely seen on a ton of bloggers. I was excited to see that this style has returned as my grandmother wore the same silhouette and has passed it down to my mother. It is so classic! But I WISH I had waited because I could have saved over $100 on Shira Melody’s stunning Cleo Necklace. It has a daintier chain making it much more wearable every day. Plus, their 34″ gold coin pendant is only $24, leaving plenty of room in the budget for the matching $24 Cleo Hoop Earrings. You can see both in the pictures below.

My final favorite, though there are a ton more goodies on their website, is the Summer Love Choker. Another trend for Spring and Summer, this flat gold disk choker is the perfect combination of casual and glam! I loved that this particular necklace featured a 4″ drop with a gold cone pendant at the bottom, bringing an extra something to the trend that I hadn’t seen yet before! It’s these details that make Shira Melody Jewelry look and feel like high-end, while remaining budget-friendly!