Weekend Edit | Target Edition

Who else has a love / hate relationship with Target? Last night I was browsing, killing time before meeting with a client, and I fully spent 1.5 hours combing through the store and I didn’t even make it to athletic or outdoor sections (that should go to show you just how much there was to look at)! Shockingly I walked out only having spent $51.47, which is a feat in and of itself, considering I haven’t been in a Target for months.

Weekend Edit | Target Edition

I was really impressed to see the collab collections they’re currently offering (Bauble Bar, Who What Wear, Oh Joy & Nate Berkus) and upcoming projects (Victoria Beckham & a WINE BAR?!).  A trip to Target has always been a “treat” for me and the 5 years I lived thousands of miles away from a Target I was more than fine with learning to do without it (when one has Paris in their backyard it’s not difficult to forget everything else). After spending all that time away from stores I had been accustomed to frequenting I realized something startling: Target is not necessary! But it embodies so much of what we love about shopping in America: Pretty, convenient and essentially unnecessary, but OH SO FUN!

I rounded up some of my favorite new items available on Target.com right now (most of this was sold out at my location!) and I hope you enjoy! There’s something sort of mildly thrilling about “scoring” at Target! Somehow they’ve made mass retail shopping feel like an exploratory experience, never knowing what sparkly bauble, cute kitchen decor, or delicious ice cream flavor you’ll find, which is why it will always feel like a treat to me.

Dress, Earrings, Cosmetic Bag, Lamp, Necklace, Pot, Pouch, Book ends, Pillow, Stapler, Purse, Sunglasses

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DIY Designer Inspired Crystal Bee Pumps

It’s officially Spring! Which means craving fresh, new pieces for my wardrobe! Rather than spend a ton of $ on new stuff every season I like to update items I know I already like. You’ve probably seen a lot of the cute little bee motif popping up on the runways, blogs and magazines this year — they’re popular every Spring, but seem to be even more so this time for some reason!🐝 However, I’m not about to drop $400+ on a pair of shoes just because they’re popular! One of the easiest ways to stay current on trends is adding appliques and embellishments to pieces you already own!

I searched Etsy and found dozens of bead and embroidery bee appliques. After choosing THIS design to add to my favorite pair of $40 Nine West pumps I started thinking of other things I could add bead appliques to — scarves, jackets, lapel collars, hand bags or clutches… The possibilities are endless!👠

I’ve rounded up my favorite pumps $29.99 – $89.99 (just waiting to be embellished!) below:

To adhere my bee appliques to this pair of suede pumps I used E6000 glue according to the directions on the bottle.

Have you ever updated or altered a piece of fashion to wear for a new season? Tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love getting inspired by y’all and your amazing ideas!

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Spring Break

Taking Spring Break as an adult is so different than it was when I was a teen or in my early 20s… Instead of heading to the nearest beach we take time to get in a mini trip in to see family. ✈️ This season of our lives is so busy that it’s really not even feasible to take more than 3 days to go anywhere, so when we get the opportunity we want nothing more than to spend quality time with each other, or the ones dearest to us. Last week we finally got the chance to meet our sweet new niece and go back to the place my husband proposed. ❤️ We had dinner at our favorite restaurant and enjoyed the cityscape where he popped the question 7 years ago. 💒

[Shop my travel essentials HERE!]

[Rittenhouse Rye is my new favorite whiskey – it’s like drinking everything enchanting about a spice market!]

[A little glimpse of the view I had during his proposal. It was freezing cold but I was so excited I didn’t notice!]

[I’m certainly a bit biased, but don’t you think she darling for only being 3 weeks old? She’s already smiling involuntarily!]

[THIS is where we ate dinner 7 years ago the night he proposed to me]

What are your favorite things to do when you finally have a few days to breath?

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Southern Sweetheart in Scotland

Simple and sweet blush pink is my favorite Valentine’s Day look! Add a little lace and sparkle and you have the perfect, romantic ensemble. A subtle sweetheart neckline, sequin cardigan, billowy skirt, black flats and demure side pony tail create the vintage vibe of this 1950s inspired outfit.

Somehow my brother always knows just how to make me look good in a photo! I have him to thank for these shots! I wish I could take him on every vacation with me! All photos taken at Culzean Castle in Scotland.

Sweetheart in Scotland

Sweetheart in Scotland

Sweetheart in Scotland

Sweetheart in Scotland

Sweetheart in Scotland

Sweetheart in Scotland

Sweetheart in Scotland

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Sweetheart in Scotland

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Rocksbox #2 Review + 30 FREE Days of Rocksbox for You Too!

Yes, I know I just did a Rocksbox post but I wanted to share my second box because I’m even more pleased with this set than I was with the first. Remember I told you before how you can change your profile preferences and a Rocksbox stylist will send you pieces according to the updates? Well, I didn’t realize just how fast they would notice my change in preferences — Before the old box had even reached Rocksbox returns my stylist Kathy had chosen new pieces, written me a personal note about why she chose each piece, and sent the new box on its way. This all happened within 48 hours of sending the first box back!

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For my second box I asked for statement earrings, delicate/long necklaces and bangle/layering bracelets. As you can see that’s exactly what I got.

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I really like that these three pieces go perfectly together. It’s an entire look in one box.

Rocksbox Review

I’m loving Rocksbox so much I want to remind you they gave me a code for my readers to try their subscription service for FREE too! Just use code ‘mydiylifexoxo’ at Rocksbox.com and get your first 30 days free. As you can see this is my second box in April, so you could easily get 3 boxes in 30 days if you wished (and have the ability to make quick decisions!). And, since return shipping is also free, it’s 100% risk free if you end up hating the service.

What baubles would you want to see in a personalized Rocksbox for yourself?

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