10 Reasons Why Every Southern Girls Needs to Own a Lace Dress


Chicwish Pleasant Surprises Tiered Crochet Sleeveless Dress in White | H&M Headband | Shoes | Bag | Earrings

I don’t know why, but I've always ben drawn to lace looks. Even my wedding gown was alllllll lace. With this Chicwish layered, tiered design, I have found the perfect lace dress for this summer!

Lace is timeless, romantic, and very stylish. I love this fabric for the texture and femininity. I could go on and on, so here are the TOP reasons why every southern girl needs to own a lace dress.

  1. IT SCREAMS classic southern.

  2. You can edge it up with a leather belt or jacket.

  3. Lace’s calm, cool texture is ideal for summer months.

  4. Embellished black lace can be sexy and sophisticated.

  5. It’s timeless! It doesn’t look like this trend is going anywhere for a long time.

  6. It provokes so many symbols because it is one of the most complex and intricate fabrics to create.

  7. Peek-a-boo, bare-yet-veiled exposure… “There really isn’t any other fabric that can suggest so many different visual assumptions."

  8. Lace and denim is a style match made in heaven. Pair it with denim jackets, jeans, etc….

  9. Just as this Chicwish dress is tiered, layer your lace.

  10. You can wear it year round! Lace isn’t just for the summer months. Layer a chic moto style leather jacket over a midi dress and closed-toe shoes outfit!

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Timeless Chicwish Chiffon


Chicwish Chiffon Skirt | Chicwish Bowknot Crop Top

Sometimes the simplest of outfits can wow. This has to be my new favorite duo from Chicwish. I didn’t realize the magic of a chiffon maxi skirt until I took it out to the beach. Chiffon maxis appear light and breezy, making it the perfect piece during the hotter months. The way the wind catches it…. wow!

For the beach, single-layered designs work best. Keep it simple but chic. The high waist of this skirt also completes a gorgeous and flattering appearance. Don’t get me wrong, the beach isn’t the only occasion you can wear this skirt. A chiffon maxi can also work beautifully for casual and evening events. I would wear this to dinner, brunch, even shopping with friends.

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Trending: Button-down Dresses


PopJulia Button-down Dress | PopJulia Sandals | Hat

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping in today. Today is really the first day in about a month that I have had time to stop and sit down to write a blog post. We have been moving and settling in our new house for the past 4-3 weeks, and today is the first day that I finally feel settled enough to post. Things are still coming together, slowly but surely. Next stop, gallery wall….

I took a break from unpacking boxes two weeks ago to shoot with my bestie, Candice Brown Photography, at the beach. I was so thankful, because she took time away from her family vacation to meet me. We met at the crack of dawn, ok it was really more like 7 a.m., on the beach and we got the best lighting I’ve ever seen.

I was more than thrilled to be able to photograph my new button-down dress from PopJulia. As I have said before, these button-down dresses are my “go-to” for the summer. My closet is filling up with them! It’s a one stop shop for an easy flawless look. The buttons add a hint of vintage as well. I paired my button-down midi with leopard espadrilles from PopJulia as well. These shoes are so stylish and incredibly comfy, that my mom wants to steal them. Sorry Mom, I can’t take these off! It’s the perfect combo for a beach day or vacay getaway.

Thanks PopJulia for the look!

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Summer Chicwish Roundup

I’ve been living in Chichwish lately, and here are my favorite, and best selling wears for the summer!


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Top Summer Picks From Amazon!

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4 Easy Ways To Wear the Silk Scarf

Ladies, the 50’s scarf is back and bigger than ever this spring and summer. The silk scarf is the number one accessory of the season! From endless hair accessories, wrapping it around your bag, and sprucing up your outfit game, a silk scarf is the ultimate versatile accessory of all time!

Here are a couple of classic ways to wear your new scarf!

  1. Headband

    With the scarf rolled, tie into a knot at the crown of your head and give yourself the cutest bunny ears. Rosie the Riveter just got a make-over!


2. Around the neck

Roll your scarf diagonally, wrap once around your neck with the ends facing back, loop and tie loosely on one side. This is the perfect way to class up a blazer or dress.


3. Bag Accessory

Tie it in a knot around the strap of your bag for the perfect pop pf color.


4. Pony Tie

Tie it in a knot around your pony for a colorful hair accessory, sure to turns heads. If you're an entry level scarf wearer, try this easy look. Reach for a long, skinny silk scarf if you want to tie it in a bow.

You can even wrap this look around a bun for a fun look.


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Spring Sensation


Chicwish Only In Dreams Floral V-Neck Dress | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Sandals | Tory Burch Bag

Springing into spring fashion is not hard when you’re flaunting some florals. This dress from Chicwish feels like a $500.00 designer dress , but is actually only $70.00. I love the lace detailing on each layer. I wore it to my friends’ baby shower, and I would also wear it to church, teas, bridals parties, a fancy brunch, and more! The chest is cut a little low, but can be easily styled with a nude cami or bandeau. To not overpower the floral details, I paired this dress with a pair of nude sandals.

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Taste for Lace


Chicwish Captivate All Eyes Halter Neck Lace Maxi Dress | Shoes | Shell Straw Bag

I can’t rave enough about this halter dress from Chicwish. As you may have seen on my Instagram, I wore it this past weekend for Easter! It was everything I had hoped for and more, because you know, the most important dress of the year is the Easter Dress for Southern girls! I don’t know why, but for Easter, I am always drawn to lace frocks. There is something so classic, so nostalgic, about this timeless fabric. That is why I will be wearing this many more times other than just Easter. I wish I could go back to my wedding because it would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner, or wedding shower.

This dress takes the cake with it’s midi length, open back, and detailing. It fits like a glove too. True to size. I am wearing a small.

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Farmhouse Lighting

We are getting close to our move in date! It was time for me to hunker down and get some things that we needed ordered. Our builder let us have free reign on picking out the lighting for our house. That can be good for getting what you really want, but bad for the budget, if you’re me. I tried to stay within a reasonable amount on what we spent on our light fixtures. I actually ended up getting a lot of our fixtures off of Amazon, because as always, they seemed the have the best pricing.

As we are in South Alabama, and I’ve always dreamed of a modern farmhouse, that was the theme I stuck with throughout the entire house. Let’s have a look at our lighting…

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Etsy Round-up: The Coolest Gifts Sitewide!

I got a little crazy on Etsy yesterday, so I thought I would make a gift list of some of the best hidden gems!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Own a Red Dress


Chicwish Dress | Similar Shoes | Tory Burch Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Listen here ladies, EVERY woman should own a red dress and wear it… not just for times when you’re seeking romance. I know you’ve heard of the LBD (little black dress) for the times when you felt you have nothing to wear, but what about the LRD?

Here are 10 reasons why everyone needs a Red Dress!

  1. The red dress effect is real!

    “It’s a putative phenomenon in which people wearing red clothing, such as a red dress, are perceived to be more sexually appealing than they are when wearing other colors”

  2. The color red is associated with confidence, sexiness, and power!

    There is power in red. Nothing says girls boss like red!

  3. You can literally wear red in any season!

    There are not many colors that can do that! Wear it All. Year. Long.

4. It symbolizes love and romance.

Single? Rock it! Taken? Rock it!

5. It gets you noticed!

Whether it’s a leadership position at work or a romantic date night, you will always turn heads in red.

6. It’ s extremely versatile!

Wear red during in the day and night! Wear it to brunch with the girls in the morning, or at night for a night on the town.

7. Red is not just one shade.

There are deep reds, such as burgundy, and light shades of red, such as rose. Like they say, there is a shade of red for everyone.

7. You can really pump up the look with red lipstick!

As if you needed another reason to wear red lipstick?

8. Wearing Red changes your attitude.

When I put on red, I feel like I can conquer the world.

9. Red is luxe.

It just can’t be explained; red looks rich on its own. Cha-ching!

10. If you don’t own a red dress, you’re missing out!

Everyone needs a dose of the vivid, vivacious pulse of energy that will instantly engulf you when you put this on.

My gorgeous LRD is from Chicwish. I love the lace detailing which makes it more sweet than sexy-perfect for a fancy brunch. It’s the perfect combination of feminine and edgy. I am wearing a small.

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A Sunday Spring Staple


Chicwish Ruffle Skirt | Chicwish Crochet Top | J Crew Sandals Similar | Tory Burch Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Hi friends, I am writing you after a busy week working with Access Magazine and New Orleans Fashion Week! It’s been a heck of a week, but I’m happy to get settled back in. Before I walked the runway in the New Orleans Fashion Week Kick-off event, my brother’s girlfriend, Mackensie, joined me for a fun day walking the streets of Nola, eating and drinking up the culture. (All photos courtesy of Mac). We ate at Auction House and it was DIVINE! I was so excited to finally get to wear this outfit. It was perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll. I am a huge fan of ruffled skirts and heres why..

Adding some random symmetry to your look can make you look super stylish, and a ruffle skirt can do just that! Depending on the length, these babies can be styled quite differently in their own way. They are so easy to pull off for a flirty, feminine look. In the history of skirts, this one from Chicwish is my FAVORITE of all time. It really is the epitome of effortlessly chic. I am wearing a XS so it fits better around my waist. I paired this look with an open-toed heel for a more elegant and dressed up feel. The white crochet top is also the perfect topping for clean tasteful style. I would wear this outfit to brunch with friends, to a day at the park, a gathering, dinner… Moreover, it’s so versatile that I would even wear this to Easter Sunday! This is a must have closet staple for spring soirees.

Thank you Chicwish for keeping me Chic!!

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VIIcode Skin Care Review


Hey gals, I know I’ve talked about this before, but in my late 20’s I am becoming super skin care obsessed. I want the best of the best when it comes to keeping my skin looking younger, because oh my gosh, I’m almost 30! What?

I could kick myself for all those days I went to the beach or was outside and I wouldn’t use sunscreen. Even just the minimal times that I did, I can see the impact that is has on my skin-uneven tones, early wrinkles, etc..  The time of night when wash my face and start caring for my skin, I could spend hours in the bathroom. It’s a new obsession. To me, good skin is the base to good makeup and all beauty looks.

VIIcode Skin Care could not have  reached out to me at a better time!

I was recently at a photoshoot where the makeup artist stated that the skin around my eyes was extremely dry, which can make your undereyes look darker and start the set of early wrinkles.

When VIIcode said their company specialized in eye creams, I thought about the attention I show to the skin around eyes, and it was most certain that I had not been caring for them enough. The skin under and around our eyes is the most sensitive skin on our face and can be damaged very easily. I wanted to take this opportunity to start caring for my skin around my eyes better.

Over the past month and a half, I have been using VIIcode T2 under and around my eyes every night before bed.  VIIcode is an oxygen eye cream that moisturizes and helps eliminate wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. I am telling you when I was amazed, I was amazed! The cream itself is thick and rich, yet, it has an airy and lightweight texture.  The smell is also really great. Normally, I have irritation, like burning, with other eye creams as my skin around my eyes is extremely sensitive, but VIIcode did not cause irritation.

What's more? The cream is alcohol-free and safe to use with pretty much every skin type, even with the most sensitive ones!

I have learned through this process that the key of this eye cream is that VIICode T2 uses “a stone mortar extraction process", which “facilitates the healing and regeneration of damaged skin cells near the eyes by protecting this delicate area of the face and by fading away the first visible signs of aging.” It has been absolutely great to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. When I put it on, my skin feels like it’s instantly drinking water and getting hydrated. I am now fighting against dark circles, bags, wrinkles, crow's feet with the help of VIIcode T2!

All the ingredients, which include avocado, elderberry, primrose extracts, and some natural antioxidants. These ingredients put together help boost blood circulation around the eye,  smooths wrinkles, and helps maintain glowing, younger skin

The VIIcode T2 Routine:

I like to do a lot of my skincare routine at night before bed. I feel like the products stay on my skin longer and it really gives me a clean slate to work with other than immediately piling makeup up on top. Overnight my skin has 7 hours to drink up and hydrate!

However, you can use this cream more than twice a day. It’s up to you how frequently you want to apply and how fast you want to see results. Every night, I cleanse my face as normal.  I use toners and then micellar water around my eyes to get the stubborn eye makeup off. After making sure my skin is squeaky clean, and there is no makeup residue, I gently massage VIIcode T2 oxygen eye cream onto the skin around my eyes.  I let it set in a couple of minutes and then go around it with my other face serums for my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I then go to bed with the most hydrated skin. My makeup even goes on better now that my eyes are getting the hydration they need. The natural elements in this cream have been essential in transforming my skin into my younger self.

Thank you so much VIIcode for sending this eye cream for a review. It could not have come at a better time.  This review was definitely a winner. My skin care routine has been changed for the better.

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Designer VS. Amazon Designer Dupes

Good afternoon! I am so happy to catch up on here while we are off for Mardi Gras for a couple of days. I don’t know about you, but here lately, while trying to save money on my fashion finds because of building a house, I have relied heavily on Amazon Fashion. It has actually NEVER disappointed me. I will start off by saying that this post is not in anyway sponsored. I am just giving you my true thoughts, and want to help you look fabulous while not breaking the bank.

Here’s what I found…..

This necklace was created by a famous designer and was not selling for under $200.00 This is an exact dupe above and is ONLY $10.00

Designer: Tularosa's Claudia from Revolve

Top: $68.00

Bottom: $86.00

Total: $154.00

Celine Bag


I hope these Amazon finds have amazed you!
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Bow Flows


Chicwish Bowknot Knit Top | J.crew Skirt Similar | Marc Fisher Over-the-Knee Boots

There is something so classic about a bowknot top. Gals, the bowknot collars are not just for men! This one from Chicwish, really pulls the entire look together. It’s my new favorite sweater top. I paired this top with a knee boots and and corduroy skirt. I think that the solid, dark background is the perfect landscape to try something new such as wearing a bowtie or bowknot scarf for women. Gucci has made this really popular in recent months. (Similar)

If you are a reader of my blog, you know I love preppy looks. The collar blouse and a neat ribbon bow tie around the neckline is the perfect accessory for an elegant, classic look.

Execute the masculine/feminine look perfectly with a bowknot collar. This look is timeless and has been around for years! What a wonderful additional staple piece to add to your fashionista wardrobe.

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Sweater Dress Chic


Chicwish Sweater Dress | Marc Fisher Knee Boots | Quay Sunglasses

Put a spin on your normal sweater routine and go with a sweater dress. I love a good sweater dress in the winter! It’s one and done! The one stop shop! Sweater dresses keep you warm, plus they are highly chic. This one from Chicwish is just that! Pair them with a some knee boots like me for the perfect ensemble. Boots are probably the most classic combination. You can even try layering with a trench coat or jacket. Go the extra mile and try to mix textures too! Top your sweater with a faux fur coat or leather jacket to add a dimension to your overall look. Can you wear it with tights? Definitely Yes! Go bare legged? For Sure! There are many ways to wear.

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The Perfect Valentine's Dress


Chicwish Bowknot Tweed Dress | Kate Spade Heels Similar | Heart Sunglasses

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping with the perfect outfit! Thousands of women want a new outfit for the most romantic day of the year, but finding that perfect look can be tough and intimidating. I know you can’t go wrong with a little black dress on Valentine’s, but give me all the pink, please! Around this time of year, I go over board with the reds and pinks!

Regardless of your relationship status, or your V-Day plans, this Chicwish Bowknot tweed dress is sure to stand out and make you feel your best! It the epitome of the perfect Valentine’s Dress.

It adds the proper preppiness to a Galantine’s dinner or a Valentine’s Date. It surely is a glam, fun, and flirty look. The bowknot collar is the perfect touch on some extra sparkle, and makes you feel extra special. The bowknot tie is actually removable as well if you would like to try it on other dresses. Don’t forget a pair of stylish pumps to finish off the glam look. The fit of this dress is to a “T” and is so classy. I am wearing a small.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! All you need is love.. and a really great dress!

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A Gal-entine's Gift Guide with Macy's


Good Afternoon everyone. I hope you are having a great Sunday! I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away! With all the pinks and reds, I love this holiday. Needless to say I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spread the love. I just die every time when I see the seen from Sex and the City when Carrie and Miranda are eating dinner for Valentine’s Day with the balloons and balloon strings everywhere! What a dream date!

With all the V-day feels, I am so excited to share with you that I’ve partnered with Macy’s to bring you the Ultimate “Galentine’s” Gift Guide- gifts for you, your girl, your man, your besties, and more!

Macy’s is the one-stop shop for all your loves, babe!

Last year, when Lance and I lived in Birmingham, I shopped at Macy’s in-store at the Riverchase Galleria location all the time! It was one of my favorite places to shop in store. You can earnestly check everyone off your list in one visit. I aways had great experiences there. I do miss shopping there in person; however, sometimes I would rather shop online in my pjs on the couch. Am I right?

Delightedly, Macy’s gifted me a fun online shop! THANK YOU Macy’s!!!! I’ve looked over their entire website for the past week and have found the best and cutest products for some perfect Galentine’s Gift guides! I’ve chosen some of my favorite products below.

So grab a glass of wine, your gal pal, and start scrolling. The shopping experience with Macy’s online is exciting, easy, and just as fun! Macy’s online has literally every tab you can think of, for locating the products you are looking for with ease.

Comment below and let me know your favorites to help me make my final purchase. Oh and did I mention, they are have a HUGE Winter sale!

What products give you goo-go eyes? I hope you gals really love this list!

Something for YOU

For Date Night

For the Besties

For the Glam Girl

For the LUXE Lover

For Him

For the Bag Lady

For the Kitchen Queen

For Bundling Up your Babe

For a Sexy Soiree

And Everything Else

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A Timeless Layer


Chicwish Coat | H&M Top | J. Crew Heels Similar | Michael Kors Bag | Quay Sunglasses | J. Crew Factory Pants

Even though I live in South Alabama and it is only cold for about three months, I LOVE the “classicness”of a wool coat. It’s actually one of those pieces I have collected over the years.

There is something so timeless about this layer. This wool blend coat in sand from Chicwish is the perfect wintry accessory. I love that I can really amp up a simplistic outfit with this outwear. It is exceptionally light weight, but warm as well! I can also picture myself dressing this coat down with some boyfriend jeans and sneakers. The sand color will also match nearly everything in your closet. If you are looking for a great coat that is not solely used for warmth, this is it- the perfect layering accessory for your winter outfit.

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Valentine's Gift Guide for Yo Man!

Need some V-day gift ideas for your special someone? Take the stress out of the searching and look no further than right here in the Armoire! Romance your husband, boyfriend, or significant other with these manly man gift ideas.

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