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HUNTER GREEN TRENCH C/O FRENCH CONNECTION (ON SALE!!) | BLACK TSHIRT | BLACK ONE TEASPOON SHORTS | BLACK SCHUTZ SHOES (also love THESE) | BLACK MINI CROSSBODY (ON SALE!!)

If you haven’t heard, the weather down here in the South has been insane lately. And by insane I mean lightning, thunder, tornados and rain almost every day for the entire month of May! Typically when it’s rainy I like to cuddle in bed with my pup and watch a good movie or catch up on my favorite shows, but unfortunately I have responsibilities and can’t do that for a month straight ;)

With all the rain comes humidity, afro hair, & a high demand for trench coats; Luckily this year I’ve never been so prepared thanks to French Connection. This green trench I was raving in my recent post ‘Who’s Killin’ the Trench Game?’ makes it a little easier to hop out of bed & get shit done.  I mean the layered lapel, high back slit, and structured shoulders on this baby?? It’s everything. What I love most about it is that you can wear it during the day with some jeans shorts and sandals (like I did in this look) or dress it up by swapping these denim shorts for a bodycon dress + black pumps (like THESE). And what I love most about it? It’s 40% off right now when you use code: SALE40 at checkout :) The sale is for a limited time and I promise you these wont last long, so get it while can! {just consider this your late week pick me up…you’ll be thanking me later} XO.

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H IS FOR HILFIGER

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ALL IMAGES: MORGAN CHIDSEY 

NAVY VARSITY SWEATER C/O TOMMY HILFIGER (ON SALE! WEARING SZ MEDIUM FOR OVERSIZED LOOK) | CHAMBRAY SHORTS C/O TOMMY HILFIGER (WEARING SZ 25) | NAVY SLINGBACK SANDALS | LOUIS VUITTON PURSE (SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | SILVER MIRRORED RAY-BANS

H is for Hilfiger. Yes, as in TOMMY HILFIGER. Never in a million years did I think when  living in Tommy Hilfiger’s classic red, white, & blue as a kid that I’d be rocking the hell out of it when I was in my mid-late 20’s…until it was my very first fashion week {in NY} Fall 2014 and I died over his rock n’ roll spring 2015 collection. The show was a stunner of it’s own (unfortunately I lived this one vicariously through some blogger friends on Instagram but the 30th anniversary show I got to see at NYFW in February was just as jaw-dropping), but the collection was everything I’d been craving in fashion at the time.

This was actually very eye opening for me…because it’s so easy to get caught up in what’s super trendy at the moment or the next biggest thing, but more often than not there’s nothing better than take-me-back-to-my-roots kind of fashion. {classic, all-american, sporty, comfortable, tomboy} that’s my shit. You will rarely see me sacrifice comfort for fashion trends and in the case of Tommy Hilfiger’s pieces, I know that’s never an issue. Speaking of comfortable fashion..these chambray shorts are so soft they feel like lounge shorts and this navy ‘H’ sweater is so cozy. It’s the easiest thing to throw over a tank top, wrap around your waist, or throw over your shoulders {tied} in the summer for a more preppy look. I literally felt like I was in my pj’s shooting this look…and if I’m being completely honest, I’ve worn both pieces at least 5 times each since I’ve had them the past month!

This post is brought to you by Tommy Hilfiger. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

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TUESDAY TEN: 10X “LOBS” {LONG BOBS} HAIR STYLES

10 Long Bob Hair Cut Styles

I’ve been getting asked about my “Lob” {aka long bob} quite often lately, so I figured I’d do a post on what inspired me to take the plunge. If you’re new to the blog, well…my hair has been LONG (as in past my boobs long) majority of my life but since I color it so often it got really thin,  damaged, stringy…need I go any further? No. Okay, so I had a serious self-pep talk and finally came to the realization that I will never have long, thick, fine locks like the stunning Amber of Barefoot Blonde (mega babe + mom goals + dreamy boho hair goddess vibes). I also figured that if I stood the smallest chance at achieving these hair goals I would first need to chop it all off and start over. So, I finally did. I went for it. YOLO… right??

I couldn’t be happier with my decision to chop my hair. It takes me about half the time it used to for styling my hair and it feels so thick & full on the ends. The first question I get asked is, “where do you get your hair colored/cut?” and typically followed by, “I wish I could pull that haircut off” & “ugh, I want to so bad but don’t know if I have the guts to chop mine!” {If they only knew the anxiety I had about cutting it off & how happy I am with my decision, they’d do it too}. So if you’re thinking about cutting yours for summer, I totally recommend it.  Here are a few images from Pinterest that are so lustworthy they helped me finally take the plunge. Go for it, girlfriend!!

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Next time I go in I think I’ll add a little more blonde since summer is basically here. Why not get an early start? Which cut among these 10 are your favorites and who’s rocking your favorite “lob” at the moment? Will you take the plunge if you’ve been contemplating for some time now? Please share, would love to hear! XO.

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MDW Sales 2015

Hey y’all! I will be doing the majority of my Memorial Day Weekend sale shopping online because I’m traveling at the moment, so I’ve scoured the internet and found the best sales & scores on pieces from my favorite places to shop :)

Anthropologie: 20% OFF SALE

ASOS: 20% off || CODE: LONGWKND || 5/21-5/26

French Connection: 40% OFF EVERYTHING || CODE: FCMS40 || Ends 5/25

NastyGal: 40% OFF on Jeffrey campbell, Steve Madden + more || CODE: HOT$TUFF

Nordstrom: half-yearly sale, up to 40% OFF || 5/20-5/31

OTHER SALES I AM ALL OVER THIS WEEKEND

Missguided: 20% OFF select holiday shop items || CODE: HOLLA || Ends midnight 5/25

Barney’s Warehouse: 50% OFF EVERYTHING || 5/19-5/26

Bloomingdales : EXTRA 20% OFF SALE & CLEARANCE || CODE: SPRING20 || 5/21-5/25

Bluefly || Handbag & shoe sale — EXTRA 20% OFF Chloe, Prada, Jimmy Choo & Saint Laurent || 5/22-5/26

Current/Elliott: EXTRA 20% OFF SALE ITEMS || CODE: MD2015 || 5/20-5/25

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend and HAPPY SHOPPING!!

XO.

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