Friday, January 30, 2015

Krog

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I wore the same thing the last two days in Atlanta due to my severe under packing and basically spent that time trying new restaurants and bakeries and wandering about markets and cool spaces that housed various home goods and accessories by local artists. Eating and shopping, my favorite past times.
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We snapped these pictures outside the Krog Market and I loved how industrial the area looked. I loved all the neighborhoods Melissa took us to visit and noticed the trend of using reclaimed wood in the city, no matter if it was the exterior of a building, an outdoor bench or picnic table or indoor walls. I loved the vibes there and need to get my ass back soon! Thanks M for having us!
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[quilted sweatshirt from Gap, poncho from Urban Outfitters, jeans by J Brand, glasses c/o Firmoo, boots by Juice]
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Melissa and Courtney!
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Photos by Courtney Sims

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Crop It

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I packed the least I've ever packed in my life and really didn't plan any specific looks for Atlanta. I just threw in items I thought could mix and match well and it worked for me! I wore this for day 1 of shopping and dinner at Barcelona, a tapas restaurant in Inman Park where I ate meatballs, brussels sprouts and cheeses.
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[top from Madwell, scarf and shoes c/o Lulu*s, jeans by BDG, jacket by Zara, Rayban aviators c/o Sunglasses Shop]
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Photos by Courtney Sims

Monday, January 26, 2015

Visiting Atlanta

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Because I'm a cheap motherfucker, I chose to fly Spirit (the ponderosa of airlines) and scheduled a flight that left at 6:40 a.m. to head to Atlanta. I was tired and my ears hurt from hearing constant smokers cough from the three women behind me, but it was all worth it. It was in the 60s and sunny and most importantly, I was reunited with my friends Melissa and Courtney!
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One of the highlights of our first day was visiting Paris on Ponce, a giant space with dozens of vendors selling anything from vintage chairs and clothing to handcrafted tables and locally designed jewelry. There was also a French Bulldog named Leopold gallivanting through the space which made it even cooler.
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I NEED this antler light fixture.
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We popped by Henry and June, a coffee shop/retail store. I wanted everything, could afford nothing. The barista/associate was the most beautiful human I've ever seen too. I wanted to be like "Hey, can I take a picture of you?" But she'd probably find me creepy. She reminded me of Bryce Howard but with the coolest haircut.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

HBD James!

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My sweet puppy turns 1 years old tomorrow! I bought him a new toy that he loves and a sweater..which he feels pretty neutral about. I brought him home last April and he was the tiniest little thing (here's what he looked like!) He's pooped and peed on my couch, puked over pretty much every I own and will wet the bed if you forget to let him out before bed time, but we love him and his small bladder. 
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He's such a patient pup and will wait patiently just for about anything including dress up time (sticking bows on his head) and loves all dogs and people. He's a sweetheart.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Guest Post: Samantha Elizabeth

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Hey all! My name is Samantha, the voice behind Samantha Elizabeth: A LifestyleBlog. Andrea is so kind to allow me to share a little bit about myself to her lovely readers! My blog is about all things I hold dear to my heart… my faith, family, fashion, cooking, photography and travel. I am wife to a wonderful guy named Dusty and mother to two adorable rescue fur-babies named Gus (4 years old) and Reo (6 months).

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Since I know you all love seeing Andrea’s amazing style on the regular I am going to attempt to follow suit and share a handful of style favorites from my own blog over the last year. Don’t be too disappointed… I don’t claim to have nearly as much style as Andrea. However, if that doesn't do it for you, you might find the story of my "romantic wedding night" to be one worth reading. And if you want to say “hi” again, swing by sometime! You can check out my blog at www.samanthaelizabethblog.com or find me onFacebook or Instagram

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Blush

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Well, I'm off tomorrow morning on a much needed mini vacation to Atlanta! I've spread myself a little too thin again and my body is exhausted and I need a little break for a girls trip (see you soon Melia and Court!) I've also tried this new thing called yoga..have you heard of it? Turns out, it's actually super helpful in stress relieving and I think with the mini vacation and more yoga (and learning to say no to a few things) I can be less of a ball of stress. I just want to do all the things and I just can't. Anyone have tips on de-stressing?
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[Alegra Top c/o Ever Ivy, pants by BDG, heels by Nine West, Ring by Katie Dean Jewelry, hat and coat from Urban Outfitters, glasses c/o Glasses Spot]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cold Weather Maxi

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I was just perusing the internet when I came across this gem of a maxi dress. I really wanted a basic maxi dress with long sleeves that I could easily style during these gloomy, ridiculously cold months ahead. And it was a steal at around $10! In basic winter fashion, I layered a leather jacket, an infinity scarf and paired it with my new buckled boots.
I wore this to meet for breakfast with Jackie Palmer, a local photographer/videographer to chat about a film idea she has for me (!!). I normally shy away from videos because I hate talking on camera. This was a hard discovery for me in college since I always thought I was destined for broadcast journalism, but I'm no natural. I end up swearing, stuttering and my eyes bounce all over the place. Luckily, Jackie has some great ideas that don't involve me talking at all and I'm pumped to try something new and work with someone as creative as Jackie.
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[dress from Gap, jacket from Zara, scarf c/o scarves.net, boots from Lori's Shoes, Rayban aviators c/o Sunglasses Shop]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein