LA in NC







Shirt: Forever 21 Pants: American Eagle Shoes: Lulu’s Bag: Aldo

Trends change so quickly that it is difficult to keep up without deep pockets or a sugar daddy (…totally kidding). This season’s “it bag” or “it shoes” may be out of style by next season. And as a 25-year-old with a dog and car payments, I can’t invest in every pretty thing I see (even if it is as pretty as this season’s new it bag, the Kate Spade Beau Bag).

There are great deals to be had online, but I struggle in this department. Case in point, my Steve Madden wedges. When they arrived after ordering them from, I received one 8.5 and one 6. Someone explain to me how that happens?! And don’t get me started on ordering clothes… they always wind up HUGE! Since when does a medium mean XXL? Luckily, Lulu’s and Aldo always seem to have that quality piece at an affordable price (and the right size).

Like the shoes above for example. They’re reminiscent of the Valentino “Rockstud” pump but for only $42 from! Plus you get $5 off if you sign up for Lulu’s emails. If you’re looking for the real thing, Valentino just released the “Rockstud” in leopard print…. swoon!

And if you’re looking for a structured winged bag similar to the ever-popular Céline, try this one from Aldo. Use coupon code SIGNUP19912 to get %10 off your order. Some other good options are here, here, and here.

I would say invest in the classics: a nice watch, some tailored jeans, a comfortable pair of black pumps, and that elusive perfect white T. Then take advantage of fashion’s trickle-down effect to score the latest trends at an affordable price. Happy shopping!


Last Days of Summer







Shirt: Von Maur Hat: Wet Seal Shorts: Forever21 Shoes: Steve Madden Bag: Aldo

I can’t believe it is Fall already! While most folks are embracing the steady drop in temperatures, I am dreading it. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin spice lattes as much as the next girl, but a little nip in the air will send me running to a space heater!

Regardless, I stepped out in this outfit the other night knowing I would have to brave the elements once the sun set. Unfortunately for chilly chicks like me, it may be time to retire the shorts until the spring. Or at least pair them with some tights and closed-toed shoes.

I celebrated the last day of summer by watching my Auburn Tigers lose to the LSU Tigers, but Alex Bowman kick butt and take home a top-five finish in the Nationwide race! Needing libations to numb the sting of defeat, I picked up some Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat Ale. Delicious and highly recommended! I guess Fall isn’t all that bad 😉

My first day of fall was spent checking out the Global Rallycross event at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kevin. While the downtime throughout the event leaves something to be desired, it is much improved over the event at the main track last year. Below are a few IGs from the weekend!


How did you spend your last days of summer?