Easter Sunday

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| dress | earrings | clutch | espadrilles |

He is risen indeed! I hope everyone had a happy Easter with family and friends. I was in Memphis this weekend, and I had to best time with Henry, my fam and high school friends. I LOVE being home with my people!

My dress is 55% off, and it looks like you can get another 20% off from the site! Most sizes are still available, but I’m not sure how long the promotions will last. These shoes are my favorites from last year, so I linked this year’s version. An ivory lace dress and a wedge espadrille won’t go out of style, so you won’t regret purchasing these spring and summer staples! Not to mention, BOTH are amazingly comfortable.

xo, MS

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Pleats Please

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| tank | pleated skirts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | sandals | clutch | earrings |

Is anyone else loving the pleated skirt trend? They are so much fun! Great for everyday, nights out and the upcoming holidays. I was unable to find this exact skirt online, so I linked some of my favorites instead.

These photos are from my recent trip to Jamaica! Front Door Fashion took their top performing stylists on a rewards trip to celebrate 2018. We laid on the beach, soaked up the most beautiful sunshine and ate the most delicious seafood. I highly recommend staying at Half Moon Bay Resort if you ever find yourself on the island!

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Thanksgiving at Home

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| sweaters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | jeans | booties |

How nice it was to be in West Tennessee the last six days! I relaxed and spent time with family and friends that I don’t see very often. Of course we ate lots of delicious food, watched a ton of football (Hail State) and picked out our Christmas tree.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and maybe even did a little holiday shopping too! If you need help shopping, please let me know. Have a great week!

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Friday Finds

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This summer has been full of travel, and most recently my family took a trip to Maine. Needless to say, it was hard coming back to work this Monday. One, I was exhausted and, two, I was used to being rather unproductive.

This week I am highlighting my latest excursion to Boothbay, ME. I had never been to Maine or that far north for that matter until last week, and I’ve been missing out. The views and food are spectacular. We enjoyed fresh lobster almost everyday, ate s’mores every night, sailed the ocean in Sarah Mead, read mystery novels, and shopped in antique stores featuring pieces from decades ago.

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Boothbay Harbor, ME.

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Spruce Point Inn front lawn.

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Spruce Point Inn.

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Boothbay Harbor, ME.

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Wiscasset, ME antique shop.

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Spruce Point Inn Dock.

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Sarah Mead awaiting her passengers.

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Camden, ME.

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Bro.

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Camden, ME.

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Fam.

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The best and most stylish grandparents.

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Braving the frigid Atlantic ocean.

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Burnt Island.

 

Mad for Plaid

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| top | pants (2) (3) | espadrilles |

Hi Friends! I’m still reflecting on my trip to the beach and how much fun we had! I wanted to show y’all one last set of pictures from our dinner at George’s in Alys Beach. First of all, if you haven’t been to Alys, you’re missing out. It’s a neutral’s paradise!!! The architecture is truly perfection.

If you don’t have a pair of “fun pants” in your closet, you need to add some. Unfortunately, mine are no longer available, but I tagged a few great options. Get creative with how you style them.

I hope you all had a great week! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to share with a friend.

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Beach Babes

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| dress (2) (3) | espadrilles | bag (2) (3) (4) | earrings (2) |

This past week I relaxed on the beach with some of my best buds from high school! I haven’t spent that much time with those girls since we were in school and oh, how I miss them. We always seem to pick right back up after being apart, and what a blessing that is.

The majority of our time was spent on the beach. I can’t believe I read two books and started a third – definitely a record for me. I read Almost Gone and The Woman in Cabin 10, and I highly recommend both. I’m super thankful for the two beach umbrellas and the chairs that our condo provided, which made six-hour beach days even more relaxing. I can’t wait to go back to 30A!

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#EastmanAndWife

What a weekend it was! This past weekend one of my dearest friends got MARRIED!!! This was the first wedding I’ve been in, and all of a sudden I feel like a real adult. Instead of doing a “Friday Finds” this week, I wanted to recap what an amazing weekend we had celebrating Ross and Bess.

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Friday night we practiced our walks and our dance moves! The bridal party and the groomsmen rehearsed walking up and down the isle, and my oh my, what a long isle that is. After, we toasted our favorite couple at Lafayettes, and then a blues band hit the stage.

Saturday was a day for pampering Miss Bess! Hair and makeup teams made us feel beautiful. Once the champagne colored bridesmaid dresses were on, it was show time!

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Ross cried, Bess cried, Mr. Nelson Cried… we all cried as Bess walked down the isle. She looked absolutely stunning. After Ross and Bess “embraced,” it was time to dance once more!

A band out of Atlanta had everyone moving – from the grandparents to the flower girl. Blonde wigs and glow sticks were handed out as the night went on. I absolutely cannot leave out the candied bacon – delish!

Thank you Bess and Ross for letting me be a part of your special day!!

 

Striped in Scottsdale

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| top | skirt | jacket | bag | shoes | earrings |

I told y’all a while back that Henry and I didn’t anticipate the chilly weather in Scottsdale. I intended on wearing this matching set without the denim jacket to show off the top’s detailing. It’s almost time to lose the jacket in Dallas and fully embrace the summer heat. Until then, this denim jacket is my go-to layering piece. This bag is also a great piece for spring as it carries your lipstick, credit cards and phone – all you need for a night out.

Shop my look by clicking the links above!

photos by: Henry Shepherd

Friday Finds: Scottsdale

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My boyfriend, Henry, and I spent five days last week in Scottsdale, AZ. I’ve been to the area once before, but that was over seven years ago. It was his first time. We hiked, ate, ate some more and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

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Atop Camelback Mountain, via Cholla Trail

We hiked three different trails. If you know anything about the area, you’ve heard of Camelback Mountain. There are two different trails that lead to the summit – one more difficult than the other. Our first day we hiked Cholla Trail, slightly longer but less intense than Echo Canyon Trail. Henry and I laughed as we scaled boulders instead of what we thought would be a moderate hike. All in all a total of three miles and 2 hours well-spent, that’s if you make stops for water and pictures. Hiking boots are needed, too.

The next day we decided we needed something a little less intense, so we headed north to the Gateway Loop Trail. This trail is much more scenic as it is slightly removed from the city. Everywhere you turn, you are surrounded by mountains and cacti (shown in picture 1). Pick up your pace to make this four and a half mile loop a work out.

On our last day, Henry and I decided to conquer Echo Canyon Trail, the other side of Camelback. The Uber driver that took us to the trailhead made me think I might not make it out alive, BUT I did. We made it up the side of the mountain in 59 minutes.

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Chocolate chip pancakes at ZuZu

We also thoroughly enjoyed every meal we ate. The restaurant, ZuZu, at Hotel Valley Ho has amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner not to mention their delicious brunch on the weekends. You really can’t go wrong. I ate the most amazing chocolate chip pancakes one morning while Henry feasted on eggs, bacon and fruit.

We had four delicious dinners at The Henry, Olive and Ivy, Culinary Dropout and Sushi Roku. The first three are all owned by Fox Restaurant Concepts, and while each are different, they are executed very well. Sushi Roku is an upbeat restaurant, perfect before a night on the town. Each dish we shared was divine. Even the chocolate lava cake.

One day we had brunch at Acardia Farms, and I thought Henry might never leave. He fell in love with their scones. Once again, their pastries and traditional brunch options were cooked to perfection. I recommend the chocolate croissant. Are you noticing a pattern here? I like chocolate.

Lastly, we had lunch one afternoon at Blancos Tacos + Tequila (also a Fox Restaurant) where I had the freshest burrito bowl. Bye Chipotle. Henry enjoyed his tacos, and then we headed to the opening spring training game.

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Salt River Stadium at Talking Stick

If you aren’t the hiking kind, there are many other activities to enjoy in Scottsdale. Henry and I got to see the first game of spring training where the Arizona Diamonbacks took on the Colorado Rockies. You can see above, Henry enjoyed the chocolate covered fruit they were serving.

You can walk around Old Town Scottsdale which offers restaurants and local boutiques including this amazing vintage store that carries women’s clothes from almost every decade in the 1900s.

If you want to be lazy and enjoy the sunshine, lay by the pool at Hotel Valley Ho. A beautiful hotel honoring its 1950s roots. I definitely recommend staying here!

If you haven’t been to Scottsdale, I suggest you move it to the top of your list. Thanks for stopping by and reading all about our adventure!