April 17, 2015

My Style: Friday Forever

I didn't even have to think about it when I spotted this tee shirt. It basically sums up everyone's work week in two words. Long-live Friday. Friday forever!

Here's to a fabulous, restful, celebratory weekend ahead! I hope you get to do a lot of what makes you happy!

Outfit: Tee, KOHL'S | Skirt, KOHL'S | Sandals, JACK ROGERS | Bag, KOHL'S
Necklace 1, SPIKE THE PUNCH | Necklace 2, TJ MAXX | Cuffs, VERSONA | Stone bracelet, TJ MAXX

(All Kohl's pieces were gifted)

April 15, 2015

Five Tips for Sending Snail Mail

There's something so special about a handwritten note. I have a friend (hi, LeRae!) who always seems to know exactly when I'm needing a pick-me-up and sends the most thoughtful cards. I love the idea of making an effort to surprise someone with a few lines of encouragement and "I'm thinking about you." It really can make someone's day.

As a blogger, I'm also a huge fan of sending thank you notes to brands and PR peeps who are kind enough to collaborate with me. Believe me, those little gestures do not go unnoticed. So, whether you're sending notes to friends or sending notes as a means of building your brand, I wanted to share five simple tips for really making that note special.

one // Make it personal. Splurging on personalized stationery is always a great route to go. You can go the extra mile and get matching return address labels, if you want.

(You can get the cards featured at Pear Tree Greetings)

two // Use a pen with ink that matches, coordinates or highlights the colors in your stationery. You can use blue and black ink any ol' time. Le Pen has a great selection of colors.

three // Keep the note simple but specific. Say something very genuine and direct - this let's the person know that this isn't a generic, recycled note. 

four // For brand-specific notes, include a business card. Make sure they're printed on quality paper and include the most important information - too much and they don't look professional.

five // It's all in the details. Pretty stamps, envelope details, stickers - it really does make all the difference. 

{Featured: Gifted stationery from Pear Tree Greetings (see my previous post featuring Pear Tree here)
Gifted blog business cards from TinyPrints | Pens from Target | Matches from Design Darling}

April 13, 2015

My Style: Floral on Floral

Happy Monday, friends! In case you don't follow on instagram, something really exciting happened this weekend! As you're reading this I'm settled in on a charter bus with 60 teenagers for a long ride to Florida - with a stopover in Atlanta for the Braves game tonight. I have my pillow, blanket, and a carry-on bag of snacks and magazines (#priorities). I would love for you to follow along on instagram this week as we take in all the sites and parks in Orlando! 

I'm kicking off this week with two floral looks that are perfect for spring. Florals are basically a no-brainer this time of year, and I love that they can be worn for any occasion. I teamed up with Kohl's as part of their Fashion in Bloom campaign to style these two looks using new floral pieces I purchased at my local store paired with pieces and accessories I already had in my closet. I hope you enjoy and are inspired to mix the pieces in your own closet to liven up your spring wardrobe!

Look 1: Kimono | Necklace | Bag (gifted from Kohl's)


Look 2: Dress | Necklace (gifted from Kohl's)

April 10, 2015

Weekend Wishes: Packing for Disney World

Disney Packing List

I've mentioned it a couple of times on twitter, but I'm leaving Monday for a week in Florida! I'm chaperoning our senior trip, and I'm about as excited as my students. We're hopping from park to park for the entire week and the temperature is supposed to be absolutely perfect. I plan for every trip I take but this one especially. I feel like there are lots of little things that I need to remember for this trip - a poncho, umbrella, sunscreen, just to name a few. I'm packing very easy pieces that I can basically "throw on" and feel comfortable in all day. I don't want to take up a ton of room in my suitcase with jewelry and shoes, so I'm picking items that will mix well with everything and hold up during long days in the parks, exploring, and walking.

Is there anything you think I need to remember to pack? Please share in the comments!