July 7, 2015

Let's Go There: Cancun, Mexico


Meet Corbin, the adorable voice behind the blog The Classy South. I had the pleasure of meeting her last weekend in Charleston at #SBSCon and got to admire her boho-chic style in person. Corbin's blog is the perfect mix of style, travel, and advice (about blogging, of course!). Her series, #BlogIsLife, is a great jumping-off point for new bloggers, but also includes some excellent reminders for those of us who have been at this for a while. And make sure you browse her style posts! Bottom line, Corbin is a rockstar.

Back in June she and her boyfriend took a trip to Cancun and I simply had to feature it here on the blog. You can click back through her own recap posts here and see what went into her suitcase below! Enjoy!

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Beachin’ It!
Visiting local markets
Traveling to Chichen Itza
Having too many margs & tacos
XCaret Eco-Archeological Theme Park



Pack anything you think is cute, don’t worry about putting outfits together right away- you can figure it out when you get there! Bring timeless items (like dependable white shirts!) that you KNOW you can wear with anything- then rely on accessories to make the outfit! Roll- don’t fold!




Jux-Ta-Pose White Off-The-Shoulder Top & Forever 21 Panama Hat - Can’t pick just one!




Shop Corbin's suitcase below:
(All photos belong to Corbin of The Classy South - captured for this post)

July 6, 2015

Make My Monday


Good morning, friends! I'm finally back in the swing of things today! Yay! I still have lots to share from my Charleston trip over the next couple of weeks - get ready ;) I always feel so refreshed and re-energized after a blog conference. I get excited about my content, collaborations, and coming up with new ideas to keep my blog relevant and a source of inspiration for you. I get numerous requests every week to do hair and make-up tutorials, so that could be a direction that I'm going to take soon. It's completely out of my comfort zone, but I want to give y'all what you want! So, if you have requests please share them with me! Below are my favorite links lately to get your Monday morning juices flowing!

one // Prince George wore an adorable outfit (almost identical to one worn by his dad almost 30 years ago) to his sister's christening over the weekend. A perfect royal flash-back.

two // As the news of Donna Karan stepping down from her company spread around the internet, Style.com did a round-up of 16 iconic ads and they are everything.

three // How to drink like your grandparents and enjoy it - I have no problem with a wine spritzer, to be honest.

four // Sixteen fragrance tricks every woman should know - everything from storing your scents to spraying them on.

five // The most colorful places on earth - get me there asap!

six // Love this list of beach bag essentials! Nailed it.

seven // Beth of the blog Beth Cakes did a presentation at SBSCon last week on shooting in manual, then she wrote this detailed post about it. You need to bookmark this right now!

eight // This off-the-shoulder chambray dress! I die a little. And it's only $53.

nine // I think I need this straw market tote. I was skeptical about getting it, because I wasn't sure it would hold up but I've been told it's super sturdy.

ten // Ad campaigns are my thing today - 12 iconic American fashion ads.

eleven // Love this post from Corbin on frequently asked blogger questions! (Keep an eye out for her on the blog tomorrow!)

                         
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July 5, 2015

Monthly Muse: JULY


Better late than never, right? My "mood board" for the month of July is bursting with lots of patriotic pretties and just some simple, sweet things I'm loving right now. Click back through 2015 for more "oh my gosh, I love that" moments ;)

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THE INSPIRATION:

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July 3, 2015

It's Friday // I'm In Love (Happy 4th of July!)

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I'll be back to the regular blog thing on Monday with lots of fun July inspiration and more photos & details from my Charleston weekend with my SBS crew! In the meantime, follow along on instagram (_julieleah_) and now on snapchat (julie-leah), too! xo