Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Raleigh Gal Style

Tonight I am headed to my favorite Pensacola restaurant, Global Grill. I'm bringing my Raleigh style to the streets of  Pensacola. The staple of Raleigh gal style are the Sheila Fajl hoop earrings. Walking through the streets of North Hills, Cameron Village, Broughton HS, Cardinal Gibbons HS, or NCSU you can be sure to spot these fabulous earrings. Very trendy right now! Hoping to bring the look to Pensacola...

Check out Sheila Fajl's website here!

hoops: Sheila Fajl | top: (sold out) Ivy & Leo | White Jeans: (sold out from Swoon Boutique) similar | heels: Candie's Collection | bracelet: Armed & Readi | bag: (sold out) The Impeccable Pig |  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Beach Bag Essentials

Let's take a peek into my (Asti's) summer beach bag. As I will be in Florida the entire summer, it is vital for me to be totally prepared for the many many beach days to come. Here is a look at what I consider absolute ESSENTIALS for summer 2014:

While I am a sucker for tanning and maintaining a bronzed look, I am also greatly concerned for the health of my skin. To ensure no premature aging, I make sure I have new sunscreen (no older than 6-10 months), and I also apply lotion (with aloe!) after showering and before bed. I also make sure I am using a sunscreen with no less than SPF 15 and using the best of the best facial sunscreens with SPF 30 by Rodan + Fields. Purchase Rodan + Fields skincare products via Jessica Cockrill here.
Also, many people forget about protecting their lips while in the sun. I am currently loving "Dr. Rescue Baby Lips" by Maybelline. This medicated lip balm fully restores lips in one week, leaving lips plump and moisturized.

I am so glad Britt and I were introduced to Jellyfish Buzz by Red Light PR. Jellyfish Buzz offers a fabulous line of tech accessories for the iPhone. This music cube has amazing sound quality and comes in 4 different colors. I have the pink cube, and I bring it with me everywhere (especially the beach). My iPhone connects to the cube via Bluetooth, making listening to music cord-free (and carefree!). Purchase your very own music cube here.

Beach friendly glassware is a MUST. Most beaches do not permit glass items, making this tumbler and wine glass simply perfect. Most importantly, they do not break and are precious and functional. I am really into the two-letter monogram right now, and the NC glass is perfect as I am loving the Florida beach life, but my heart will always be in Raleigh. 

Koozies simply are a beach staple. If you must have one to keep your drink cold, it might as well have a cute little whale on it (; Gotta love Vineyard Vines!

These are what I call "Bikini Accessories". No matter where I am or what activity I am doing, I feel naked without jewelry on. That being said, Lilly and Laura bracelets and this arrow layering necklace from Pixie Jewelry are must-haves. I love the way the bracelets and the layering necklace look with a bikini by the ocean. Oh la la. Purchase your own Pixie Jewelry here.
Also, I like to feel refreshed laying by the ocean with a fruity mint. Let me tell you, these mints are addicting. I can't say I only eat one at a time...

For all you Dolce Vita shoe lovers, you can snag this pair at your local Marshall's right now! I came across these today, and the best part is that they were under $20. Yes!

Your welcome,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Introducing White Elephant Designs

Britt and I are currently swooning over all of White Elephant's designs. They specialize in personalizing cups, mugs, tumblers, wine glasses, and even jewelry dishes. Even better, they offer the super trendy block monogram, which is our favorite style. Check out their Etsy page here to order your own adorable and affordable personalized gifts.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Making a statement!

Nothing I love more than a peaceful afternoon by the bay and stealing my Nana's designer purses! I admit I had to use my stylish grandmother's new Michael Kors bag to compliment my lilac blouse. I love wearing different shades of the same color. It's definitely a trendy way to style right now!

| heels: Candie's Collection in blush | white pants: Swoon Boutique | hand bag: (similar) Michael Kors | blouse: Everly | duffle: Louis Vuitton |

Settling into the Deep South

Hello from the Sunshine State! I am so happy to say I will call the Gulf Coast my home for the next three and a half months! Lots of blog posts to come as I am finally feeling settled in at my new home. Loving it here already...stay tuned.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pop-Up Parlor

Last weekend Asti & I had the pleasure of enjoying complimentary blowouts courtesy of Raleigh's first blow dry bar, Pop-Up Parlor! We each had events last Saturday night so it was the perfect afternoon to enjoy a glass of wine while getting my hair done! The stylists did a fantastic job and it was so fun to have my hair done a little bit differently from how I typically do it. Stop by Pop-Up Parlor before your next event, party, girls night, bachelorette party, etc!
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

the perfect Little White Dress

Behind the scenes bloopers

Get the look:
| dress: Swoon Boutique | clutch: Jewel Box | heels: Candie's Collection |

This dress is currently sold out, but here are some other fabulous options I have picked:
Perfect for graduation...

             Swoon                         Vestique                       Judith March             

      Nordstrom                      Shop Twenty                   Dress Up
 BB Dakota 'Renley' Lace Fit & Flare Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)          White Off-the-shoulder Dress