Fall nail colors with Julep!

Hello lovelies. I hope you are savoring these last sweet days of summer. I know I have been thinking about fall and salivating over all the gorgeous colors and darling outfits I have seen lately. Of course no pumpkin spice latte will look great without short nails in the the perfect shade of bordeaux. I've teamed up with Julep to chat all things fall with you and share what I can't wait to wear as I ease into crisper, cooler temps this season! What is your favorite way to transition into Fall? I would love to see! Create an image and tag me on Instagram so I can see your fall favorite beauty and fashion!

Reversible Cape / Tweed Swing Moto Jacket / Madewell Outbound Jacket / Textured Sleeveless top / Vince Camuto Tie Front Print Blouse / Jordynn Print Peasant Top / Mesh Bootie / Steve Madden Razer boot

Are you a beauty junkie or a nail polish addict that would love a free box of Julep goodies! It is like Christmas every time I receive my box. I get so giddy! Use this link to scoop up  your free box and have fun experimenting with color. Want more outfit ideas and fashion tips? I will be shooting outfit posts very soon with my good friend photographer Erin Brauer. Stay tuned for lots of drool worthy images as we shoot around the westside of Atlanta and her dreamy studio at the Goat Farm.


Mug giveaway winners announced!

Hip Hip Hooray! Cheers to these ladies for winning my giveaway! I have emailed you and can't wait to send out your mugs! Thank you to everyone who entered! I have a little treat for you, use code: 5D3XCN25PEGY from now until Sunday for 15% off your order in the shoppe! xo


Date Night: Bar Taco

My lovelies, ask anyone who knows me you don't have to convince me to go try out a new taqueria. I kept seeing my friends post on their facebook that they were at Bar Taco. From the photos, it didn't even look like it was in Atlanta. Finally I had the chance to try it out on date night with my hubby and I loved it! After I perused the menu online, I couldn't stop thinking about sitting on that patio having a fresh delicious margarita and enjoying the warm summer breeze.

We enjoyed every savory bite and cannot wait to return. I traveled to the Yucatan peninsula for a month when I was in college and I was transformed right back to the beach even though I was in the heart of a bustling city. The warm twinkling string lights were so inviting against the rustic and beautifully designed patio. I loved the wait staff outfits of blue checked shirts and white jeans. They looked breezy, beachy and relaxed. This is not Tex Mex my friends so be prepared for a fresh, modern approach to Baja beach fare.

We shared the baja fish taco, curried shrimp taco, duck taco, and sesame steak taco along with the chips and salsa. The absolute best side dish ever was the grilled corn with the lime, cayanne and cotija cheese. As for cocktails, of course I had the classic margarita which I must say is the best in Atlanta and David had the Port Chester reviver-muy fresh and delicious!

I hope you all have a chance to check out this special place!

Bar Taco | 969 Marietta St Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318 |  404 607-8226


Say hello to KEEP Collective!

Happy Wednesday sweet friends! I am delighted to share with you something so near and dear to my heart on this post! Stella & Dot's new baby sister Keep Collective. Keep is a brand of customizable leather and mesh bracelets and necklace with keepsake charms that tell your unique story.


Shop Announcement: Lucky + Lovely Coffee Mugs

Happy Labor Day friends! I have been a busy bee this weekend. After a long 9 months of not feeling well for various reasons (allergies, asthma, colds etc) I finally feel like myself again and I am buzzing with energy. I have had so many projects "in my head" that I have been wanting to work on including blogging and I am so glad to be back. I have an exciting new announcement: Introducing "The Lucky + Lovely Shoppe" on Shopify.

My first set of offerings are these gorgeous mugs with to inspire all you hard working ladies out there that I connect with on IG and beyond. Each design is offered in 3 styles, hand-lettered by me, Fancy font and Serif font. There is something for everyone. I can just see this in a cute office with a stash of pink pencils or I can imagine you sipping your morning coffee in these.

Which one would you chose? I would love to know! To kick off this celebration in style, I am giving away one mug to 3 lucky winners!

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Labor Day Sales

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Cheers to the Labor Day weekend! You lovelies know you can trust me to keep you in the loop with the fabulous sales. Shop and scoop up some great deals while you savor the last sweet days of summer. Now is the time to get those warm weather lovelies that you wanted at the beginning of the season. Grab a deal and tuck it away for the winter or snap up some gifts for the holidays. You will be so glad you did. Here are my top picks from the Stella & Dot end of Summer sale.

Leopard print Chelsea Tech Wallet $22.13. How can I can I count the ways of the usefulness of this baby. Grab a few for gifts, no seriously everyone of Zoe's women teachers are getting this baby. Perfect to fit your iPhone, cards and lipgloss while you are wrangling the kids into Target for the 5th time in the week.

The fabulous Lillith fringe necklace $51.75. This is your fall go to necklace. All you need are t-shirt, boyfriend jeans and your sunnies. Now you will look half awake in carpool. Seriously ladies, nab this one.

Annnnd the ultimate tween gift. The Pouf in Crazy Stripe $15. Stuff this with lipgloss, nailpolish and an iTunes card and you have the perfect little goodie for that sweet girl on your list.

The Classic Tote $36.75 and Palm Springs Scarf in turquoise ikat $30.98. Add a pop of color to your wardrobe before the air turns crisp and cold.

Other Sales to check out:

J. Crew Factory: 40-60% off
Loft: 50% off new arrivals and 50% off already marked down clearance
H & M: Labor deals from $4.95

What are your favorite places to shop? Let me know if you buy anything cute or get a great deal over the holiday. Want more style tips and advice? Subscribe to the "Lovely List" to have lovely notes delivered to your inbox once a month.


Partnered Post: Glam Slam to Gorgeous Wedding Hair

Okay, show of hands…who out there has to DIY their hair and make-up like I did? With today's economy, there are probably a ton of you. As much as I love my professional friends and pampering, it just wasn't feasible to fly them out to Sonoma for my wedding. So what's a gal to do if you have to wing it yet you want that gorgeous, romantic, celeb-inspired look for the special day? 

• First, get a lesson from the pro! Do a trial run on a special occasion like your engagement party or holiday party. During the trial, write down or video the steps to re-create the look.
• Next, get yourself some affordable beauty supplies. Ask your professional for recommendations- they can suggest the best curling iron for your hair type, or the right shades of makeup for your skin tone. Then compare prices online on sites such as Image Beauty and the like.

• Lastly, practice, practice, practice. On wedding day, you will look like the beauty you are with a star-studded look that you did yourself. Send me pics or join my facebook fan page to upload your lovely wedding day hair and make-up looks! Toodles!!