3.16.2015

What I am packing for my Mexico vacation


Have you ever been to a place that makes your soul come alive? When I was 19, I traveled to Mexico and Guatemala with a friend to go to a spanish language school in Guatemala. Because her passport never arrived, she had to return home but we relaxed in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a week before we were due to leave. I continued on alone and when I returned, I visited a magical beach called Tulum. Yes, the Riviera Maya is dotted with large luxury and glittery resorts but Tulum maintains it's natural laid back vibe. 2 years ago, David and I escaped for a romantic holiday over Thanksgiving and he we sick with cold and flu. My poor babe was miserable for an entire week. We stayed at La Revé (which was lovely and I highly recommend it) and took a day trip to Tulum. He surprisingly recovered briefly and when we got to the top of the cliffs at the Mayan ruins overlooking the bright turquoise sea, his soul came alive as well. We languished for the day-eating, sipping, reading, napping and frolicking in the ocean before returning to Playa.

Since that vacation, I vowed that we would return to Tulum and soak it all up again. Reservations are made and I can't wait to share our adventures with you. This time we are staying at Sanara Tulum, a luxury eco chic hotel and wellness center and a premier yoga retreat studio. 

But first a girl has to decide what to wear. Ok, so this is my dream suitcase. 
First up are the swimsuits. I'm a sucker for anything ruffled and I'm dying to try out the high waist bottoms of this American Apparel suit. So fun!

Then the cover ups...Because a girl has got to hop on the bike and head to downtown Tulum for a fresh lunch of fish tacos and margaritas. Can you keep a secret? I already scooped the J. Crew white eyelet tunic. It is on sale with an extra 25% off with code "SALELOVE". It was practically irresponsible not to get it.
I'll need a straw fedora to keep the sun out of my eyes.
I'm loving this black and white one from BCBG MAXAZRIA.
eyewear
Finally, the beach bags. Seriously, I have a problem. Why is this the largest group? I am a sucker for a straw beach bag. Give me a market tote and I am a happy happy girl. I've had my eye on the Mar y Sol (every single one of them) for months now. This is the perfect excuse to grab mine. The little pom poms are too adorable. Decisions, decisions!

3.10.2015

Let the decorating adventures begin

Welcome to our vintage ranch home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with full basement. I am over the moon!

This post has been in my heart and on my mind for months and months. I have been on pins and needles waiting anxiously for us to close on our very own home so I could share with you all. David, Zoe, Henry and I had made the most of our little 3 bedroom basement apartment but I had longed for a place of our own for a while. It seems like every time we moved, we wanted to do one thing or another with our place but rentals don't give enough freedom to do much and frankly we didn't feel like spending the money unless we owned it. I stumbled across this beauty in the perfect location just north of Atlanta and as soon as Henry and I pulled up my heart leaped! I knew it was ours! 


I had this fabric and this image on my vision board for over a year. I am thrilled to make this dining room come to life.


Our barren living room and long hallway with a peek at Henry's room.
We are all moved in and have started making it ours. Here are the first sneak peeks of a few rooms and I promise to share finished spaces, projects and a complete house tour on the blog. 
Sweet Henry's room is almost done. I created this alphabet print and I just adore the triangle art on the wall. I can't wait to reveal the finished room.
David painted the fireplace white. I love a blank slate. These pretty plants and vases captured the light and I had to snap a pic.


If you need some home design inspiration, I have a ton of ideas pinned on my pinterest board, follow along with me and share your favorite decorating ideas. I can't wait to hear your favorite ideas, stores, colors and projects.

3.06.2015

4 style ideas to steal for Spring

Are ya'll DYING for Spring or what? Seriously, enough with the grey, cold and freezing rain. Here in Atlanta, Mother Nature can't make up her mind if she wants to be hot or cold.  Let me decide for her. Keep it a balmy, sunny 65-70 degrees please. This mama needs to feel the sun on her skin and lounge on the patio. I have loads of places to go this spring that I need to look pretty and polished for. Thank goodness for my Stella & Dot business that keeps me in colorful accessories all year long. Here are 4 looks that I am currently coveting. This first look is first on my list. I can wear this to bridal showers and events, my daughters dance performances and brunch with the girls. Hooray for spring! What event has you scrambling for a pretty + polished look? 

Where to find it:

Where to find it

Where to find it:

Where to find it:

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2.27.2015

Happy Sparkly Friday!

3 Cheers for the weekend! Have you lovelies heard of Rocksbox? They were so sweet to provide me with a 3 month subscription to try out its unlimited access to its jewelry closet! It's so fun to have a stylist pick out things for me for a change. Everything inside is something I would wear with my existing pieces. So fun!

My box arrived in the cutest packaging with everything neatly packed inside. I'm dying over the Perry Street Daisy Crystal Earrings. Yay! I'm rocking them with a denim jacket and black joggers. 

As a special treat, Rocksbox is treating you guys to a FREE month! Just enter code "luckyandlovelyxoxo" to try it out for free for a month. Send back the box as much as you want to try new pieces. I'd love to see what you get!



Tweet to share: @luckyandlovely I'm trying out @rocksbox free! Enter "luckyandlovelyxoxo" for your free month!  

*The opinions I shared about Rocksbox are my own, and Rocksbox did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

1.19.2015

My vision + goals for 2015


Hello lovelies, I am so excited to return to blogging after a long holiday break and much needed time with my family. I love this time of year and I have been so excited to get organized and set my goals and intentions. I have many of the same goals as I did last year and I like to look at it as what I want to do "more of".  I have so many plans, dreams goals and exciting news to reveal.

Here are some things related to the blog and my business that I would like to see more of:

• more interviews, link-ups & collaborations with other bloggers
• more glimpses into my world, my business, my closet, my kitchen, my heart
• more authentic, raw and honest sharing with you
• more feedback from you and what you would like to see here
• more meet-ups and fun social events with you.
• I want to attend a blogger or creative conference
• I want to add more fabulous and fun products to the shoppe

I have been printing goal sheets, planners and worksheets like crazy. I promise to share with you some of my favorite organization resources that have really been favorites of mine this month.

Organization resources:
• A bowl full of lemons-one of my favorite blogs chock full of cleaning tips, resources, printables and drool-worthy photos
I heart organizing- This site makes me happy happy! I spend so many hours on this site. Gorgeous printables and very useful tips for organizing, decorating and keeping a cheerful and colorful home.
Alejandra Costello - OMG amazing amazing amazing. I watch the youtube channel and I love it. Alejandra is friendly, easy to watch and her ideas are fun to implement.

I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite goal setting or organizing resources?





11.17.2014

Glam Gold

Tie a small knot at the ends of the scarf

It doesn't have to be perfect. This is fashion, have fun with it.
Throw it over your neck and loop around again.

You will end up with an infinity loop!


Sweater | Loft (last year) similiar here, Jeans | Kut from the Kloth
Booties | similiar here and here, Scarf & Bracelets | My Stella & Dot boutique

Hi friends. I thought my "real women" friends would want to know what to wear to those holiday parties that will we will be going to. Because frankly, the thought of having to "dress up" to go out can cause us to want to curl up inside a giant pint of Haagen Daz ice cream and never come out. One look at the closet and all we see is multiple sizes and nothing fancy. Never fear mamas, I am here to rescue you. We can still rock the boyfriend jeans or leggings that you love. Glam it up with a scarf, a wrap or a hint of sparkle.  Throw on an arm party of bracelets and you are set. Dig out all that old jewelry that you never wear and put it on. I am giving you permission.

Thank you to the lovely Heidi for the gorgeous pictures, Raney O'Keefe for the make up and Sarah Pennington for the fabulously flawless lashes.

11.07.2014

Fab Friday + Lovely Links for the weekend


Happy Friday Lovelies! Have ya'll seen Kate Spade and Jack Spade for GapKids? So flipping cute! I'm putting one of everything on my list for Henry. Scoop up some great deals with their friends and family sale. I'm getting excited for cooler weather. I scored the most adorable winter coat for Henry at Old Navy using points and sale, it came in at $7. Follow my Instagram feed for pics of me and the kiddos in our everyday adventures. Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with cups of tea, warm cozy fires, blankets and snuggles with a movie. 

I've rounded up some of my favorite links for the week. Grab a cup and have fun exploring.

Can't wait for Toms + Target! Lots of holiday goodness is launching November 16th.

It's time to start getting those holiday cards out in the mail. Start here for ideas.

I love reading about parenting. Learn about raising thoughtful children here.

Doing good looks good on you. My Stella & Dot e-boutique is gifting a servicewoman or family when you purchase one of our gorgeous scarves this November.

I"m a pushover for a luxurious face oil and pretty packaging. This one from Georgia by Jodie Patterson just may send me over the edge.




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