Fashion

My Go-To Pieces

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Do you have one of those live-in-it outfits? This is it for me. Well, really a compilation of my favorite go-to pieces.

I’d been searching all summer for the perfect worn in jean shorts and I found them (surprisingly) at American Eagle. I hadn’t thought to go in that store since high school, but all of their denim fits me well. It hasn’t begun to cool down in North Carolina yet, but when it does, these should still pair well with black tights and boots.

The white tank is from Forever 21 and I wear it with everything from shorts to maxi skirts. I struggle finding a slouchy tank that is long enough for my torso, but not low enough that I need a bandeau. When I found this one (for $4.80), I scopped it up in a number of colors.

Anyone who knows me knows I having been obsessing over the perfect gold and silver watch to tie all of my metals together, and Michael Kors designed the perfect one. I hated having to swap my purse and shoes to match the jewelry I was wearing and this watch has made everything finally match.

I feel the same way about this sweater. I needed a good neutral sweater to keep in my bag because I’m cold about 90% of the time and this one goes with everything from white to brown to black. I found this one where I find most of my staples, H&M.

What is your favorite go-to piece in your closet?

xoxoCortney

Red Maxi & Chambray

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A couple months ago, I tried out my first yoga class with my friend Shannon. I have to say, I don’t think I’m cut out for it. I just cannot touch my toes for the life of me! I discussed this with the instructor following the class and, after giving me the once-over, she told me that my legs and torso are disproportionate. Since my legs are short and my torso is long, I may never be able to touch my toes. But hey, I’ve made it 25 years and it hasn’t killed me yet.

With that being said, there is nothing like a good maxi skirt to even out my frame. I wear heels every chance I get, but there are just some occasions where they aren’t appropriate. And high-waisted shorts give me (and honestly everyone) “mom butt”. Remember Jessica Simpson?

Enter the maxi skirt. The short girl’s best friend. It gives the illusion of long legs and is comfy to boot. I grabbed this one in red and green at Marshall’s!

xoxoCortney

Exploring Downtown Davidson

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Shirt: Forever 21 Skirt: Marshalls (Similar Here) Bag: Coach Necklace: Francesca’s (Similar Here and Here) Watch: Michael Kors (Similar Here)

I can’t believe I have lived a whopping five minutes away from downtown Davidson for the past two years and have never explored it until today! It’s like stepping into a time machine with its little soda shop, barber shop, and a pizza parlor. And it’s given me wanderlust for my own backyard. Growing up in Atlanta, I have always felt that North Carolina is so tiny. But I honestly don’t give this state enough credit. So I have begun compiling a to-do list for the fall; what better season?

  • Topping the list is a camping trip. Off of 321 in the mountains is Watauga Lake, which would make the perfect backdrop to a relaxing weekend.
  • I have never been to the Outer Banks but I hear it’s beautiful! Many lighthouses to explore and even the drive looks beautiful.
  • Only a couple hours away is Asheville and I’m thinking the perfect place to see the leaves change colors is at the Biltmore Estate.
  • On October 20th, the 40th anniversary of the Carolina Hot Air BalloonFest is happening in Statesville. How fun?!
  • I haven’t been to the Renaissance Festival since I was ten, but I’m ready to go again!
  • And as Halloween approaches, I am looking forward to sampling pumpkin ale at the local breweries and visiting haunted houses.

Any other suggestions of fun things to do in North Carolina?

xoxoCortney