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With Mother’s Day, graduations, bachelorette parties, Teacher Appreciation Week, and more, there are so many gift giving opportunities coming up! Scout makes the perfect gift for all occasions! Not to mention they have so many patterns to choose from! My large bag pattern is Pardi Gras. My small bag pattern is Pillow Chalk, and my wine bag pattern is Swim Fan. 

I'm wearing a Scout Gift bag- perfect for carrying all the essentials. Scout offers a signature all-weather woven fabric and unique patterns which make their gift bags both durable and fun to reuse. My mom is going to love taking these to the beach. The sand will wipe right off!

Right now you can use my promo code, “WRAPCOLORFULLY” which includes a FREE TOTE AND FREE SHIPPING for anywhere in the U.S.!! P.S. The free tote will not show up in your shopping cart, but will be included with your order (while supplies last). Offer only applies to orders $50+ and cannot be combined with any other offers. Promotion expires at 11:59pm EST on 5/30/18.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

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Maho Shades x Morrell's Armoire: Orange Beach City Guide

Orange Beach Alabama, my second home. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Orange Beach, offers sugar white sands, beautiful beaches, great food, and entertainment. Today, I am partnering with Maho Shades to bring you the Orange Beach City Guide: local advice on where to stay, eat, drink, and what to do. Most importantly, I'll also include the ultimate packing guide for the OB! ...All in a pair of Mahos. 

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1. Stay

Currently my husband and I are living in small quaint neighborhood called Palm Harbor. Right Across from the Turquoise condominiums,  where each house is a different color with its own personality. However, if we didn't already stay here while we are building a house, there are numerous inspiring places to stay for a mini vacay over the weekend or a long stay-cation visit.

Castle in the Sand VRBO

This Beach house is just WOW. Located directly on the shores, Castle in the Sand is a brand new house that features a gulf side private heated pool, 5 private covered balconies on the south side of the home, and there are two additional private covered balconies on the north side of the home that offer incredible views of Ole River. We rented one side of this house for a photoshoot, but each side will accommodate 14-26 guests. You could rent both sides at one time for up to 52 guests! This could be one of the best values in the entire area. This interior is amazing and the views are even better. It's even a short walk to the Flora-Bama

The Turquoise Place

These condos are located right across from our neighborhood. I get to see their magnificence of tall, soaring tower glass everyday.  Once you step foot inside the Turquoise, you will automatically enter a world of luxury. Each unit is very spacious; which includes 3,4, and 5 bedroom ocean-front condominiums. What I love about this place the most is that each unit has a hot tub on the balcony. You can't beat that! Turquoise Place is a great escape from reality. Enjoy the very best of the Alabama Gulf Coast in a sea of Turquoise.  

Hotel Indigo

This hotel is BRAND NEW and just downright chic! The building features a wave like roof and is connected to the delicious Southern Grind Coffee House (which will be mentioned later in this post). Most of the hiking and biking trails are accessible right from the front door of the Indigo. The Indigo also has a full-time shuttle bus that goes back and forth from the State Park Pier.  I love sitting at their swanky bar and having a cocktail. 

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The Caribe Resort

What makes this gorgeous resort stand out is the lazy river and pool!  Don't forget about the tennis courts, saunas and steam rooms, game room, private beach cart service, five star restaurant nearby-Cobalt, and much more. Not to mention, the Ole River sunset views are incredible from this location. 

2. Eat

Big Fish

I LOVE Big Fish! This is one of my favorite eateries in Orange Beach. I come here for the amazing sushi rolls. The Lobster Roll and Red Dragon are the best.  However, if you're craving either steak or seafood, they won't disappoint. For dessert, try the Key Lime Martini. It tastes just like your eating a bite of key lime pie. Don't forget to make reservations. 

The Gulf

Did Someone say tacos? The Gulf serves some of the BEST fish and shrimp tacos. The grouper sandwich is also a hit as well. The dill sauce drizzled on top of the grouper is worth asking for extra! I almost forgot the most important part-the ambiance! This is hands down the coolest outdoor setting I've ever experienced. With a stunning view of the boats going by in the turquoise water leading into the pass, outdoor couches, teepees, picnic tables, twinkling lights, and more, you won't want to leave!

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Cosmo's

This is one of my favorite places to eat dinner. Dress casual. You can sit outside or inside, depending on your preference. The walls are filled wth colorful, beautiful art. Try my favorite, the Firecracker Shrimp. It's the most delectable appetizer- you won't want to share it with anyone.  Tip: This place stays packed out during the summer months! Make reservations in advance. 

Cobalt

Dine by the beauty of the the intercostal canal and enjoy a gorgeous sunset while sipping a martini, and snacking on a tuna stack. Made with the freshest pink aha tuna, sandwiched between crisp wontons & avocado slices, the tuna stack is my favorite appetizer here. Perched by the Perdido Bay Bridge, the views are sensational here. This is the custom coastal cuisine at it's finest. Ask for a window seat or sit outside by the live band.

City Donut

Delicious donuts and coffee. What more could a breakfast ask for?

Buzzcatz Coffee and Sweets

I ate breakfast here a couple of days ago and it was delicious! It was the best breakfast sandwich I've EVER had! Next on my list is the cinnamon roll breakfast sandwich. The coffee was great too. Stop by for lunch and grab a chicken salad wrap or some ice ream. 

 

3. Do

Don't let this rather small town fool you. There are tons of things to do.

(My favorite on the "Do" list.) You can't beat the sugar white sands and the turquoise blue water. Crashing waves and catching rays should be the first thing on your list.

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Ride the Flowrider!

Yoga on the beach! Enough Said.

Located at the Wharf. Make your very own customizable fragrance for bath and body products. They have 200 fragrances to choose from!!

4. Drink

Flora-Bama

To the nights we won't remember and the friends we'll never forget! You've heard about this place in famous songs,  Kenny Chesney's Flora-Bama, JJ Grey and MoFro Florabama, Jimmy Buffett - Bama Breeze. The Flora-Bama is the home of THE bushwhacker. I can't say enough about this place. Only that I have had countless unforgettable memories here with my family and friends for years and years. Voted one of the world's best Beach Bars! Come in the A.M. and enjoy a burger, listen to local bands, and catch some rays on the deck.  ...And when the sun goes down, the night heats up.  Don't forget about the world famous Mullet Toss. It's the biggest and best beach party you'll ever attend. Why not throw a fish or two while your there? By the way, it was this past weekend!

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Fishers

Because the food is unbelievably delectable, Fisher's should be in the dine portion too.  I LOVE their drinks and cocktails! This is a two story building. The top restaurant is fancy and the bottom restaurant is nice and casual. Try the Signature Margarita with the sea salty foam topping- delicious.  With Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, grapefruit-thyme soda, lime juice,lemon bitters, the Downrigger is also another fave of mine. 

Pirates Cove

Getting Bushwhacked at Pirates Cove is what every summer needs.  Ask for floater. You know you want one! P.S Most of my friends and I travel here by boat. 

Southern Grind Coffee House

The best coffee on the beach! The Southern Grind Coffee House has two locations; one at Hotel Indigo, and one at The Wharf! They offer homemade pastries, amazing fresh breakfast, many choices of Gelato. The numerous flavors of gelato are AMAZING! They have wifi, and not to mention, they are pet friendly! For me to be able to bring my pup Oliver to coffee hour makes SGCH more than a Coffee House!  I work on blog posts here all the time. Plus, you never know what unique array of gifts and home décor you will find in stores.  The owners' hands on approach has earned them numerous awards and excellent reviews! 

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Anchor Bar

This vanilla bean bushwhacker rivals the Whacker from the Flora-Bama! Pull up by boat or car, both will do. Their seasonal drinks are wort a try as well, like the Mardi Gras bushwhacker. Laced with King Cake, it's to die for!

Red or White at the Wharf

Have some cheese and prosciutto with your wine, red or white. They have all the finest. The pizza is satisfying as well. 

The Yard Milkshake Bar

This milkshake brings all the boys AND girls to the yard! You've never seen a milk shake like this before. 

 5. See

The Alabama Point- The Pass

Bring the beach towels, beach chairs, sand toys and snacks. You may just stay all day and enjoy the waves, rays, and passing boats from the bay.  Don't forget your Mahos for the catching rays part. 

Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

This venue offers a cool rainy day venue with interactive arts and culture. Visit the gallery, the Hot Shop and the Clay Studio where you can see a demonstration or take a class. Pick out a piece of art work or make your own!

Gulf State Park Pier

Take a rod and reel for some fun pier fishing. This pier has 2,448 feet of fishing space available along the rails plus the views are gorgeous! Cost varies. 

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6. Hang Out

The Wharf

Shop, dine, see a movie, go to a concert, walk the promenade, ride one of the South's largest ferris wheels, try your luck at putt-putt golf, catch a fishing charter, or see a fishing rodeo, it's  literally ALL here!   You can spend all day and night here and still have many things to do! I highly recommend the shopping scene! Maho can be found at the Shades store at the Wharf.

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7. Pack

  • Swim suits

  • Beach Cover-ups

  • Shorts and Tank Tops

  • Sandals and Flip Flops

  • Beach Bag

  • Sun Hats

  • Beach Towels

  • Beach Chairs

  • Sunscreen

  • Maho Shades

  • A good book or magazines- to read on the beach

  • Go-Pro/Camera

  • Pool Floats: AKA Giant Unicorns and Swans

  • Evening Wear: Wedges, Sundress, Dressy Jeans, Cute Tops & Blouses

  • Casual Wear: Romper, Maxi Dress, Casual Sundress, Light Jacket, Casual Blouses. 

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There are so many fun things to eat, see, and do here! I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this City Guide post as we adventured though Orange Beach as much as we did! I am wearing the Maho Key West Rose, and the Maho Reykjavik 49Mm Polarized Round Sunglasses in Whisky. The beach definitely looks better through a pair of Mahos.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography

 

 

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Sunday Brunch with LOLEA

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Good evening! This post is a little late tonight, but I had to take a long nap after this one. Just kidding! One thing I love more than shopping is... BRUNCH!  I had my wedding at 10 a.m. just so I could have a brunch reception with all the fixings. I love all things brunch including: waffles, pancakes, shrimp and grits, and bottomless mimosas!  Mimosas are great, but now I'm loving this new line of Sangria by LOLEA. Even better, they make a Sangria Rose! LOLEA just launched their Rose N5 this April. Rose all day is this summer's motto! I mixed my LOLEA Rose N5 with fresh oranges, apples, and grapes to add a fruity punch. This is such a fashionable Rose for a girls brunch. It's made with a blend of frizzante, with hibiscus flower and natural flavors. Don't forget to try the flavors N1-N3. The N1 is the most traditional Sangria- popular in Spain.   I also want to point out the gorgeous polka dotted bottle. It has a muselet - the wire cage that fits over the cork of a bottle to prevent the cork from emerging under the pressure of the carbonated contents. It keeps your drink fresh and sparkling if you do not finish the entire bottle. I'm saving my cute dotted LOLEA bottles for other occasions. You can find LOLEA in your nearest Fresh Market, Rouses, Whole Foods, or Piggly Wiggly. Bottoms up!

From my table to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

The Frilly Midi

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J.crew Pink Mules | J. Crew Midi Skirt | J. Crew Plaid Linen Top | Karen Walker Sunglasses | J.crew Necklace 

I can't lie. I copied this outfit straight off the J.Crew Factory Outfit Obsessions page. Now I know why they call it outfit obsessions. I was completely obsessed the minute I saw it.  I love how they pair each ensemble on their website. If you're not the best at mixing prints, check the website. Some of the photos on the pairing page can give you great ideas and outfit inspo. I was also able to get everything 50% off. J.Crew Factory always has GREAT sales! By the way, you can get this outfit 50%-60% off today! I wore this over Easter weekend with my family, and I've worn it to work.  It would also be perfect for an outdoor spring party. Try a bright ruffled midi skirt, paired with button down shirt, like me. The frilly midi is really the perfect summer outfit, especially when paired with a straw tote and pom pom accessories. I mixed patterns in the blue family, and added a nice pop of color with my hot pink mules. Happy Spring!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography

 

 

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Master the Monochromatic

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Banana Republic Skirt | Banana Republic Top | J.Crew Heels | Tory Burch Flemming Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

There’s something markedly sophisticated about a monochromatic outfit. Maybe that’s why many fashionistas look amazing in all-black outfits.  Don't be hesitant to attempt these looks.  Depending on the colors, monochromatic looks can feel super elegant and high-end. Monochromatic outfits flow nicely. They can even save you a lot of time when picking out an outfit- just match colors. One key factor to wearing one color well is to match everything together with precision like my Banana Republic combo. You can do this with ease when you buy both pieces from the same brand.

For this collaboration, I choose to go with this golden beige pencil skirt and a classic fit utility shirt. I love everything about this asymmetric ruffle hem skirt(on sale now)! The bottom of the skirt is certainly busy, so I paired it with not so busy pumps. The way it moves when I walk is to die for. My button-down shirt fits bigger than I would like, but I tied it up and it looks great! I like tying blouses with skirts because it shows a better shape around your midsection, and it adds that little something extra that your outfit may need.
Thank you Banana Republic for this amazing look! 

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

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Keep Calm and Carry On ....Your PET!

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My fur baby, Oliver, loves his little travel bag! He loves to travel, ride in the car, go shopping, and even eat out... when I can sneak him in. My canine sidekick goes everywhere with me! However, his original carry bag is 10 years old-just as old as he! My old pet bag is on it's last leg.

 I was thrilled when I came in contact with Pet Magasin. They are a small company that specializes in quality and affordability when it comes to products for your pets.  This pet carrier is soft-sided, and TSA airline-approved!  It comes with comfortable padding inside, plenty of ventilation, a carry-handle, and adjustable padded shoulder strap.  I take Oliver shopping with me a lot, and I love the adjustable shoulder strap. After long hours, the strap padding helps with shoulder cramps.
What's even more cool about this bag is that it folds flat! It's great for storing when you're not on the move. Furthermore, the sturdy construction keeps your pet safe, and the water proof material is super easy to clean... That's good to know, after I ruined the inside of my Tory Burch bag last time I let Oliver travel in style. Pet Magasin can be found on Amazon. Get two-day free shipping with Prime! It also comes in the color Orange. 
The product dimensions are 18" x 11" x 10", a perfect size for most cats, puppies and other small pets. Oliver is only three pounds but has lots of room to move in this bag! We're a fan of the Pet Magasin! 

From my closet to yours,thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

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Dinner Date Night- Bonefish Grill

A lot of people do not prefer Valentines Day, but I love it.  I have, and will always be a hopeless romantic. I had joked all day to Lance about buying me flowers, and I really did not think he actually would. However, when we walked in the door after work he had bouquet of a dozen roses! It was so sweet. This made my day, and as if the day was couldn’t get any better, it did.

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We were provided an extremely lovely dinner to the Bonefish Grill in Pensacola FL by Tilson PR. We normally go to the Bonefish Grill in Mobile AL, but since we are staying in Orange beach while we are building a house, the Pensacola destination was closer and just as nice. There was a long wait, but with our reservations, we walked right in. The location and restaurant here seemed awfully popular.  The ambiance was great. I love that the lights are rather dim. It really set the mood, but it was hard to get great pictures of our food.  I was going to take my Nikon to take pictures of the experience, but I didn’t want to disturb the other guests with my camera flashes. Please excuse the iPhone photos.

Lance and I started the night off with a nice cocktail. He had the NEW Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Which is made with a muddled orange wedge, Angostura bitters, house-made vanilla bean syrup, garnished with a Bordeaux cherry and orange peel. I had the Pineapple Martini. It was delicious. It was very light and refreshing. I could have drunk many more, but I didn’t want to get myself in trouble. ; )

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 We then ordered appetizers. If you know me, you know I live for the appetizers.  My all-time favorite app at Bonefish is the infamous Bang Bang shrimp. Many other restaurants have tried to copy this recipe, but they can’t do it like Bonefish! Convincingly, I wanted to try something different, so we ordered the Maryland Crab Cakes with remoulade sauce. These cake cakes were made with jumbo lump crab meat. They were delectable. We also paired this with the corn and crab soup. Lance and I got a bowl and shared it. It was a heavenly and creamy combination of  potatoes, crab, and corn chowder.

In the meantime, we were served fresh baked bread with a little olive oil and what looked like fresh parsley, rosemary, oregano, basil and garlic for dipping.  

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Now it was time for the main course. I ordered the new Thai-Inspired Georges Bank Sea Scallops. The scallops were wood-grilled over rice noodles in a coconut broth infused with fresh tomatoes, red onion and ginger, with crispy onions.  It was well-prepared, and with the hints of coconut and ginger, the seasoning was out of this world!

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My husband had the new 18oz Bone-In Ribeye Steak. It was huge. I could not have eaten but a quarter of it; however, it was so savory that Lance ate it all! To top it off, he ordered au gratin potatoes, staemed spinach, and a lobster tail for the sides. The lobster tail came with a fancy candle lit serving tray for the melted butter.

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Last but not least, we were served a hot Chocolate Lava Cake to share- a rich chocolate cake with a molten center. I can’t describe the awesomeness of this dessert.  There is not a more romantic food than this chocolate cake. This cake is jaw-dropping amazing! Once I cut into the center, the middle started oozing warm chocolate lava.  It was cooked to perfection. This dessert is epic. It was even topped with fresh strawberries and house-made whipped cream.

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Overall the food was excellent, the service was amazing, and the atmosphere was romantic.  We were to ask for Henry upon arrival. He stopped by our table many times to check on us and make sure we were satisfied throughout our visit. Furthermore, our waiter was phenomenal. He took care of us like we were the only people he had to take care of, but in actuality, he had multiple tables. It was a busy night for Bonefish on V-day but we never noticed because of the exceptional service at our table.

I want to thank Tilson PR again for the amazing dinner. You made our Valentine’s an incredibly special night.

From my table to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Women’s Watches: The Most Unique Timepiece for Spring

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Oh, look at the time! It's almost spring,  and you know what that means....It's time for a wardrobe make-over! Just "watch" me make time stop with my new JORD wooden watch this spring! It's also, a perfect gift for your significant other on V-day. 

 My JORD Watch is the CASSIA series in Ebony & Sable. It's a simple but a classic women's piece that compliments literally every piece of jewelry I own. The full Roman numeral concave dial in the JORD collection is beautifully reflected in domed glass, which is incredibly shiny. It's such a head turner. I would like to call this a "three table watch", because I would notice this wrist candy from three tables over.  Interestingly enough, JORD also carries watches for men. I know Lance would love to wear one of their wooden watches as well since they are very tasteful, durable, and not gaudy. 

The metal and wood link interlaced band integrates seamlessly. Yes, I did say wood. JORD is a brand of wooden watches. JORD wood watches are handcrafted from natural woods — Maple, Bamboo, Koa, Zebrawood, Olive, Rosewood, and Sandalwood among them. The watches are created from all untreated wood with the exception of the clasp, which is stainless steel.  It also comes in a gorgeous wood box with a cloth and a stick of finishing oil to keep your watch looking fresh! (Check out my insta-story for the unboxing).

The team is great by helping you figure out your wrist size so your watch will fit seamlessly on your wrist. JORD also offers free shipping world wide!

With JORD, now you can tell time from a modern, trendy and current point of view. Just enter our giveaway HERE for your very own wood watch! All entrants will have a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site! One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth 10% off once the contest is over. A discount code is always a win for me!

From my wrist to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Experience Elements Massage

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This past week I was invited to Elements Massage at the Shoppes of Foley at the Foley Shopping Center! Their grand opening was back in December, but it still felt pretty grand to me! The venue is brand new with gorgeous new decor in the waiting room.  The staff was extremely accommodating and incredibly kind.

This spa has a calming environment, comfortable tables, is clean, and has great oils. My masseuse was completely professional, and incredibly talented. Since my back has been aggravating me after we went snow skiing a couple of weeks ago, he added the perfect pressure where needed. He was friendly, and made my 60 minutes very relaxing. 

I received the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. It integrates the Swedish massage, thermal therapy and salt therapies to create a ton of possible benefits. The stones are warmed and used as an extension of your therapist’s hands to deliver a truly unforgettable massage. The stones were always the perfect temperature, and never too hot for me. After the massage, I felt great and very rested! The salt stone massage says to bring you "increased blood circulation, improved sleep, and improve overall sense of well-being". Even by the next day, I was still feeling great!

I totally recommend Elements Massage in Foley, AL. This would also be the perfect gift for you signifiant other for V-Day! A couples massage, or just treat your girl to some alone time and relaxation. Lucky for you, Elements Massage is partnering with 1-800-FLOWERS to offer you the best Valentines Day! Details HERE. When you book a massage session or purchase a massage session gift card January 22nd through February 14th, you’ll receive a special code to get 40% off a beautiful bouquet of 2 dozen assorted roses.  Show your Valentine some extra special love this year with roses and a pampered day for Valentine’s Day.

Lucky for you I am giving away a FREE $110 massage to Elements just in time for V-day! All you have to do to enter is visit and like my Facebook page! Good Luck everyone!

xoxo
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

Morrell

Classic, Comfy Camel Coat

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J.Crew Camel Coat | H&M Black Sweater | Express Leggings | Adidas Superstar | Tory Burch Bag | Smashbox Lipstick

Camel is incredibly classic and super easy to work with! Its neutral shade pairs with literally EVERYTHING in your fall wardrobe, from faded boyfriend jeans, to black pleather leggings, to dresses and heels.  I'm now calling this coat one of my fall closet staples. You can consistently style a camel coat in numerous unique ways. This is one of my favorite laid back ways to wear it. I'm wearing this ensemble to the airport today. It's comfy but classic. See you in Colorado Springs!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell 

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Leopard Print is Back: A Fresh New Take on the Feisty Feline

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Express Leopard Jacket Similar here, here, here | Express Jeans | Express Booties Similar | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | J.Crew Chambray Top

 Fashionistas everywhere are using their impeccable skills to add flair to almost any outfit with leopard print!  Wear a leopard jacket, and opt to be it the focal point of your outfit! This is THE accent piece, and personally one of my favorites.  A leopard jacket can really elevate a normal denim top.  Even try mixing it with other bold prints, like stripes, and colors as well. Leopard print pairs well with browns, tans, and always black! Leopard is the new neutral but it is also the best way to stand out!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

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Make It Plaid, Please

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H & M Sweater | J. Crew Plaid Skirt | Marc Fisher Over the Knee Boots | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Kate Spade Coat

  Shopping for plaid skirts that work for your can be a bit tricky. You want to find something that doesn't make you look like a 13 year old school girl or Brittany Spears in her famous "Baby One More Time" music video. No fear! There is a mature way to wear and style this skirt in a classy and sophisticated manner, because let's face it, the plaid skirt is not a trend, it's a staple. Shop for a plaid skirt you love!

This  J. Crew plaid skirt is almost knee length, A-line, and in a thicker fabric.  I love it because it's the perfect length. The pencil plaid skirts look fantastic with knee boots, ankle boots, or even stiletto pumps. These Marc Fisher boots are actually really comfortable and warm!

Try this look with a sleek black sweater like me.  Mine is only 20$ from H&M! Moreover, feel free to try this look with a sweatshirt, a blazer or jacket over.  You can even try flat ankle boots for a more grungy/Rock and Roll take on the plaid skirt.

When styling the plaid skirt, it is the shoes, the jackets and accessories that make all the outfit's style difference. Figure out what look you're going for first, and then start from the bottom with the shoe.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography

 

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Tis the Season to Sparkle

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J. Crew Factory City Coat | J. Crew Plaid Blouse | J. Crew Sequin Skirt similar here, here, and    here | J.Crew Vest | BCBG Pumps Similar here, here and here | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Michael Kors Clutch Similar

I used to think that sequins were only for New Year's Eve. I was wrong! You can wear them to almost any occasion. The key is to dress them down just right. There are so many ways to incorporate them into your everyday outfits, not to mention the special occasions.  Teaming the with the appropriate tops and accessories is essential for pulling off a fashionable look. Today I am pairing my sequin skirt with a plaid blouse and a herringbone vest. The laid back plaid off sets the flashiness of the sequins, but also adds a festive touch on the outfit. You can even pair a sequin skirt with a graphic tee, or chambray blouse. 

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography

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Last Minute Gift Ideas!

If you're scrambling for a last minute holiday gift, there's a thoughtful present for the fashionista on your list here. 

Here are 50 last-minute gifts so thoughtful, they'll think you've been waiting all year for this gifting moment.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Got That Festive Feeling?

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I LOVE Christmas and all the festive prints and plaids that go with it! Dress up your Christmas plaid or flannel with a tulle skirt!  Because of the ruggedness of the shirt, it pairs really well with the extra feminine tulle skirt. Remember opposites attract in fashion. Make it much more feminine by sashaying on your favorite pair of heels. I wore red heels to compliment the shirt. This look is super cute and chic and it’s super easy to pull off as well. It is the PERFECT look for a holiday party!  How many holiday parties are you attending this year?
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

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THE Classic Christmas Wish List from Heaven is Back!

On My List

1. Amazon Echo- Meet Alexa to play music, control your smart home, get information, news, weather, and more using just your voice. We all need an little help sometimes. 

2. Adidas Women's Superstar- Just Pinterest search “Adidas white superstar outfits”. There’s about 996709 reasons why she needs these.  Dress them up or dress them down. The Superstar adds a sporty edge to every outfit.

3. Tory Burch Robinson Large Double Zip Tote In Brown-  This is the most universal bag I’ve even seen. It will literally go with everything! I’ve had my eyes on this bag for years! It's a perfect size and will fit almost everything you need. 

4. Women's Tory Burch Laila Over The Knee Boot-  These are the perfect “going-out” boot! You can wear them with party dresses, skirts, and even over your jeans. They are sexy, but classic at the same time. The heel is also fairly thick and will add more support.

5. Diamond Studs- Going BIG this year? This may be the most unforgettable gift EVER! My mom gave me her older dainty studs about 6 years ago ...For six years, they have never left my ears. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! I recommend this site for ordering online. 

6. The Flannel PJ Set - Victoria's Secret-  Because everyone needs a new set of Christmas Pjs! Why not make them cuddly with Victoria's Secret?

7. Jaclyn Hill's Favorite Palette- This is not your average eye palette. That’d be boring. We don’t do boring. This palette is a NEW love affair. 35 brand-new, OMG eyeshadows that Jaclyn whipped up, formulated, tested, re-tested, and perfected, just for you.

8. Morphe Brush Collection- With all the new makeup tutorials and youtube videos racking up a million + views, EVERYONE is becoming a mini makeup professional. To up your makeup game, and become a "paraprofessional", you must have a "profesh"  brush set.  

9. Diff Eye Wear - The newest thing for your face since winged eye liner. I love this company, because for every purchase, they give back to communities around the world. Fashion with a cause is shopping with a cause!

10. David Yurman Classic 38mm Quartz Watch with 18K Gold and Diamonds-The new women's Rolex. I can't help but stare.

11. L.L.Bean Women's Bean Boots- The only outdoor boot you need. Plus they are extremely fashionable and go with almost any casual outfit.

12.  Apple Watch- You can make calls, send texts, and even stream music on it without your iPhone nearby.  It's a key part of the Apple system....a wrist-mounted control center for your personal cloud! I love it because I don't have to dig in my purse when I receive a text.

13. Lush Bath Bombs- After I’ve had a long day, I love to lay in a hot bath, with a glass of wine, candles, and a good magazine. The night isn’t complete without a bath bomb! I’ve found that Lush makes some of the best! It keeps your skin smooth and smelling good too. Lush also offers a monthly subscription, so you'll never run out of bath bombs. It's the gift that keeps giving all year long! I've got the Amazon deal on bath bombs linked here. 

14. iPhone X- 1.    OK,  no need to elaborate here. Who doesn’t want the new iPhone? 

15. Burberry Trench- Timeless is the word. This jacket will never go out of style. Women have been wearing this one for ages and it will NEVER, never get old.

16. Barbour Wax Jacket- I love the Barbour wax jacket! Worn by the royals, I have this one and it is extremely warm. Barbour even offers a lifetime grantee! If your wax wears off, send it in for a new coat.. of wax that is.

17. Gucci Marmont Mini Bag- This is the hottest crossbody bag out there! Why not buy in it red and get festive?

18.  Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette- Even if your girl has one of the Naked palettes, IT'S NEVER ENOUGH. Let me repeat, we can never have enough makeup!  Two or three palettes will always do! Naked # 2 is my favorite palette, which I wore for my wedding.  It was palette perfection.

19. Fujifilm Instax Mini - Cute and compact body design -- instant photos, instant fun!

20. Louis Vuitton Neverfull- This bag literally never gets full . You can put nearly every thing in here and still have room. Furthermore, it's LV, so it will never go out of style. LV is expensive, but can weather years and years of wear.  Just call me Mary Poppins. 

21. Beats by Dr. Dre- Nothing beats the beats! I’m going on a mini trip with my family to Colorado in January, and I would love to walk through the airport in style! Not to mention, having them on the plane to jam out! Wear them while working out, cleaning house, walking the dog, and practiacally anything active. My favorite is the rose gold, but they come in many colors!

22. Nike Tanjun Racer- For workouts or athleisure these will work out just fine!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Happy Howlidays

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Happy "Howlidays" from the Baxter's!

Since, last year was the year of our wedding, I sent out a wedding picture for our Christmas card that said "All is Married and Bright". So, this was our first year taking family Christmas photos. It has been a long crazy year with taking new jobs and moving twice, but we finally decided that this is where we want to grow our roots.

 We did our first family Christmas card by the old barn that sits on the land that our future home will be built.  I wanted a rustic and classy look but also very "Christmassy". I went with this festive plaid skirt and sweater from J. Crew.  The sweater is in stock but the skirt is unfortunately sold out for now. No fear, I've linked lots and lots of similars. It's easy to make the plaid skirt pop with a pair of red strappy heels! Well, got to run. There's lots of Christmas shopping to be done!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography

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What’s in My Holiday Makeup Bag

Tis the season to sparkle! It's time to dust off your sparkly dress and get your Holiday glam on! I don't know about you , but I love the glitz and gleam trends of the holiday season. It's the perfect time to overdo the highlighter, glitter, and shimmer.  When creating a festive look for the holiday party, I keep the essentials for shine! While we would love to have 45 minutes to get ready, we will more than likely find ourselves glamming up in just 10 minutes.

From the office to the party, this is whats in my holiday make-up bag that will have you shiney and sultry in no time:

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

CYBER MONDAY DEALS AND PICKS

50% off at Express 

21% off Site-wide at Forever 21

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