July 30, 2015

My Style: Leopard + Blush (a perfect pair)

I wore this outfit recently for a theatre date with my mama and dinner that evening. I had purchased the dress a couple days prior and had planned on saving it for fall (hello, booties!). After getting it home, though, and checking the weather for that particular day, I decided it was the perfect transition dress. Wear it now, wear it later. And styling it with the pops of color in my turquoise tassel earrings and blush pink clutch, made me about as happy as I could be.

Outfit: Dress, VERSONA ($40!) • Clutch, gifted VERA BRADLEY • Sandals, JACK ROGERS
Sunglasses, URBAN OUTFITTERS • Ring, VERSONA • Pearl cuff, VERSONA
Bangles, BOURBON & BOWETIES • Earrings, gifted LISI LERCH • Necklace, gifted GORJANA
Nails, OPI Strawberry Margarita

July 29, 2015

Signature (Southern) Style

Today I'm teaming up with Hallmark Signature to add a fun, fashion spin to their #SignatureStyle feature. This new line of stylish greeting cards is just what we've been wanting for a long time (and by "we," I mean everyone who loves cute paper products). There are plenty of themes, colors, and greetings for every life event you could ever want to celebrate. And some of them are "just because" cards that the special people in your life would love to receive. Today I decided to feature the #signaturestyle of some of my favorite southern bloggers (and many of them, dear friends). I hope you'll pop over to their sites and show them lots of love! I also want you to head into your local Hallmark and check out the Signature Collection for yourself - I think you'll love it just as much as I do!




Primp & Proper • Washington, DC


Whit Speaks (and Heart & Arrow Design) • North Carolina


The Kentucky Gent • Kentucky


All cards gifted from Hallmark

Shop the Hallmark Signature Collection at your local store and browse the collection online!
What's your #SignatureStyle?

July 28, 2015

Let's Go There: Myrtle Beach, SC

If you follow on snapchat (julie-leah) then you already knew I was planning this post because I've been sharing sneak peeks. I love this summer travel series and knew as soon as we planned our annual trip, that I would definitely be giving you a look in my suitcase. I've shared links to all the items that are available! Enjoy!


For me, this trip is all about getting recharged before the new school year begins. We'll be spending our days (as long as it doesn't rain) on the beach and by the pool. Then at night, we'll go to dinner at a few of our favorite local restaurants and do some shopping. We always spend one evening on Ocean Blvd. riding the SkyWheel and shopping at The Gay Dolphin, we never miss a couple of visits to Painter's Ice Cream, and the Kate Spade outlet is high on my priority list.

Hat, TARGET (men's) • Sunglasses, URBAN OUTFITTERS • Turquoise & white tassels, LISI LERCH
Pink tassels, BAUBLEBAR

Individual fragrances, gifted PINROSE • Highlighter, THE BALM • Liquid lipstick, TOO FACED
Lipstick, gifted LORAC • Setting spray, gifted SUPERGOOP via POPSUGAR
Wave/curl styling spray, LIVING PROOF • Face wipes, YES TO GRAPEFRUIT

Pink clutch, gifted VERA BRADLEY • Leopard clutch, CLARE V.

Honestly, I always feel like beach trips are the hardest to pack for simply because of all the stuff that has to be packed. Bathing suits for day, outfits for night, a beach bag, beach chairs - there's so much. It's ridiculously humid in South Carolina this time of year, so I packed breezy dresses, one light-weight jumpsuit, and two rompers. I always pack a couple extra outfits because you never know when you'll have a rainy day. To save space, I roll everything in my suitcase and utilize all the pockets and compartments. I separate my jewelry in individual draw-string bags so that nothing gets broken or tangled while I'm traveling. And I always make sure that I put messy liquids (like nail polish and shower gel) in a plastic baggy. There's nothing worse than having to clean a mess as soon as your vacation starts.

Flip flops, COACH • Towel, gifted TURKISH T via POPSUGAR

Beach bag, MUDPIE (On super sale! So big!) • Small pool bags, gifted DERMALOGICA

I'm really excited to wear these two dresses in the photo below. The floral ASOS one has been a tried-and-true companion since last summer, and I just picked up the pink/navy dress at Anthro when I was in Knoxville two weeks ago. I can't wait to wear it with my Vera Bradley clutch and BaubleBar tassel earrings!

Navy/pink, ANTHROPOLOGIE • Floral, ASOS



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July 27, 2015

Make My Monday

Image: Haute off the Rack

Hey there, friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. As you're reading this we've just settled in for our first day at the beach. I hope you'll follow along on instagram (julie.leah) and snapchat (julie-leah). I swore I wasn't going to jump on the snapchat bandwagon, but after seeing how fun it is while I was in Charleston, I caved. I'm excited about the posts that are scheduled for this week - especially the outfit post that's coming on Thursday! Check back in tomorrow to see what I've packed for our girls' trip!

I'm getting back on track today with the Make My Monday feature and sharing ten links below to kick-start your week! Enjoy!

ten // The Nordstrom sale is basically worth it because of the beauty exclusives and these flats.