This time last week I was soaking up some South Carolina sun with the sand between my toes. What I wouldn't give to have my butt planted in that beach chair right about now. Vacations come and go so quickly and never seem to last quite long enough. Our beach trip involved good shopping, delicious food, a Sky Wheel ride, a trip into my favorite tacky gift shop, and indulging in the most scrumptious ice cream ever. See some other photos from the trip over on my instagram! Happy weekend, everyone!
July 23, 2014
Let's Go There is back today with an amazing blogger and jet-setter, Jessica of Bedknobs & Baubles. I've been following Jessica's blog for a couple of years and it's one of my daily reads. I love her beautiful, detail-focused photography and the jewelry blogging niche that she's created for herself. Her style is classic and well-edited with great pops of color and print.
She and her boyfriend are getting ready to set off on their first European adventure tomorrow! Jessica told me that they're both beer aficionados so it only seemed natural for them to choose Belgium as their destination - Cantillon and Delirium Cafe are on the agenda! Jessica has also challenged herself to find the best chocolates, frites, and mussels while she's away. While they're in Europe, she and her boyfriend are planning to visit Coudenberg, the Horta Museum, and at least one art museum. Their day trips include Ghent for its canals, Bruges for its picturesque Medieval history and Amsterdam to visit the Rijksmuseum, shop for Delft pottery and stop at Lanksroon for some delicious stoopwafels.
Jessica's packing strategy is one to be admired, for sure. She's only taking a carry-on bag for her ten day trip:
"I start with a packing list a month in advance and add everything I'd like to wear. As the weeks pass, I cull the items from the list that aren't versatile or don't fit within a particular color scheme. Of course, I have a hard time applying this strategy to my overflowing box of jewelry!"
Follow along on Jessica's Belgian adventure on twitter and instagram! And be sure to pay a visit to the other posts in this series and keep up with everyone's trips via the hashtag #JLletsgothere!
All photos by Jessica of Bedknobs & Baubles
Labels: lets go there
July 22, 2014
I'm excited to be teaming up with two of my favorite gals today to share another Style File post! Katie and Shelby are incredibly stylish and have come to be my partners in crime in this little blogging world. Today we're sharing outfits in our favorite colors and accessorizing with fun necklaces from Accessory Concierge.
My favorite color changes with the season, but for right now I'm really loving bright pops of blue - turquoise, aqua, royal. I purchased this Gigi clutch a few months ago and it quickly became a staple when going out. The size is great for a clutch (it holds so much more than your everyday clutch) and the tassel and gold monogram make the perfect finishing details. Make sure to check out Katie and Shelby's favorite colors over on their blogs and keep up with this series via the hashtag #JLStyleFile!
Sunglasses, gifted FANTAS-EYES
Jewelry: Necklace gifted ACCESSORY CONCIERGE
July 21, 2014
Photo by Rebekah Carson
It's so hard to believe that SBS Conference was a week ago! Where in the world is the summer going? I wanted to share some photos from the conference to give you an idea of what it was all about. I'm so proud of Jessica and Cathy for founding this blogging community - I love seeing it grow and become bigger and bigger! Here are the details from the second annual event in Atlanta:
Hosted by Ahalogy
Photos by Rebekah Carson
Hosted by Asos
Photos by Rebekah Carson
Lunch florals and headbands by Flower Child Weddings
Hosted by Southern Living
Photos 1, 3, 6 by Rebekah Carson | Photos 2 and 4 my own
Jessica and Cathy are spreading the love across the country and will soon be launching the next region, Southwest! For information on how to be a part of this great community visit the site and take a look around!
Special thanks to the brands and companies who sponsored the conference events and the gifts in our swag bag. Be on the look-out for some of those items soon! Finally, big thanks to the W Hotel Buckhead for treating us so well throughout the weekend - y'all are the best!
July 16, 2014
As I'm sure you know by now (because I've been obnoxiously posting about it!), the Southern Blog Society conference was this past weekend in Atlanta. I've been planning for this trip for several months and it's so hard to believe that it has already come and gone. As always, I love getting to be around bloggers and the ones I've met through SBS are nothing short of amazing. It's such a diverse group of women that keeps me inspired and pushing forward with my blog. This year's event was very different from last year and I'm excited to share a full recap with lots of details when I come back from vacation. I want to tell you all about the speakers, where we ate, what we talked about, my new blogger crushes and share the details of the incredible items in our swag bags - you simply won't believe it!
Until then, this is what I wore for Saturday's event. A simple, easy maxi dress that made it all the way through the day and helped me survive the Atlanta heat and humidity. Happy Wednesday from the beach, folks!
July 15, 2014
Vacation day is officially here and I'm giving you a little sneak peek at what you'll see me wearing over on instagram this week ;) See what's in my beach bag from yesterday's post! Kohl's was so generous to partner with me on this campaign and help me pick up some new pieces for my summer travels. They have so many amazing designer collaborations that it's really hard to narrow down your shopping cart when you're there. The items I went with are easy, comfortable pieces that can be styled lots of different ways with just a quick change of accessories. I'm already thinking of where I'm going to wear each of these outfits while I'm gone!
Scroll on for more photos and details of all the items. I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far! Follow along for lots of sun and sand photos this week on my instagram!
Smocked maxi dress | This print reminded me so much of a Lilly!
Hot pink cover up | This one is so flattering with the low-cut tie front.
Black and white dress | A classic color combo that makes for the perfect foundation for funky accessories.
Silk maxi | A beautiful swirl of black, white, and purple.
Zebra tee | A tee and shorts will be perfect if there's a rainy day.
From Kohl's: Tee | Gold flip flops | Black flip flops | Sunglasses | Train cosmetic case | Round top cosmetic case
Other items I'm taking: Kendra Scott tassel necklaces | Ban.do sequin heart | Kendra Scott drusy earrings
Disclosure: I was provided gift cards from Kohl's to shop for the products featured as part of their Vacation Essentials campaign. All opinions are my own. Kohl's is a brand I truly love and support. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.