Exploring Downtown Davidson





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?


Love. Life.





Just as Kevin and I were complaining that such a lovely neighborhood had such tacky graffiti, we stumbled across this gem. Vandalizers with a heart 🙂


Summer Blues & Whites




Dress: H&M Shoes: DSW Watch: Michael Kors Sunglasses: Michael Kors

As summer draws to a close (tear!), I scramble to wear my white outfits one last time before retiring them to storage until Easter. I was raised by the strict southern rule of no white after Labor Day which pains me because it is still in the nineties in North Carolina. So that means bye-bye to this dress that I picked up at H&M while visiting my best friend Kathleen in New York City earlier this summer.

Today was particularly hot and muggy and as I walked down Davidson’s (hopefully) abandoned railroad, I felt a heat that was definitely not weather-related. Apparently under one of the tracks was a yellow jacket nest that I so rudely disturbed and one stung the crap out of my toe. The cup of water in the fourth picture was a neccessity because the pain made me feel like I was going to pass out! Suffice it to say, I have a new appreciation for yellow jacket stings 🙁

So for your viewing pleasure… here is the moment of impact caught on film: