I got to spend some time with high school bests when I went home last weekend!! This shirt is amazing because you can wear it three different ways. It is on sale for under $60 now so it is definitely worth the purchase 🙂
Okay how much do we all LOVE this jumpsuit?! I got a million compliments on it and it is so comfy. The jumpsuit is sold out from my work but I linked a similar one. My purse is made by Gigi New York specifically for Bevello, so I linked it straight to the Bevello website. You can’t even buy it off of Gigi New York which I love. It is a clutch that has a crossbody strap to go with it 🙂 The shoes are super comfy as well, I was perfectly happy in this outfit and my hot date made the event even more fun! I was so excited to get my youngest sister graduated from high school!!
Boyfriend and I had the best lunch date in downtown Wilmington! On our days off we love to explore our new city. We still are amazed every single day at how much we love living on the NC coast. I paired a flowy button up with a white jean skirt and got a ton of compliments just walking down the street. I tied the shirt in the front and threw on some strappy Sam Edelmans (I linked them even though you can’t see them).
Happy 23rd birthday to me!!! I love living where my parents have their vacation home because we are together all the time now! We had the best italian and I wore my favorite new Free People shirt to ring in my 23rd year with the fam + Klein. Some skinnys and heels dressed this look up, and these jeans are almost 60% off and are SOO comfy!!!
Earlier that day… I sported my birthday crown and drank beer because that’s what ya do on ya birthday 😉
The sweet sweet people at Sheila Fajl HQ sent me some of their most beautiful goodies 🙂 I linked the entire Sheila website because if you just saw these babies you’d be missing out.
And finally, I watched my youngest sister walk across that high school graduation stage. This is particularly special to me because in the fall she will be attending my alma mater, The University of Alabama! Roll Tide Roll sista sista!!!!
The pom pom trend is my current favorite! From fun dangly earrings, to beach coverups with puffs- this trend has my heart. If you scroll on the widget above, you will find my Sam Edelman pink puff ball sneakers! I posted a picture of them on my Instagram and everyone went nuts (figured I’d share the pom pom love).
Off the shoulder has taken over my closet and my life. We have recently started carrying the brand Endless Rose at Bevello and everything we receive from this is GORGEOUS. I added a few Endless Rose tops for you to shop. The red Jack by BB Dakota top you see above is one that you’ll see in a future blog post, it comes with removable straps for those of you who aren’t 100% on board with this strapless trend.
Athleisure was a thing in my house before it was even a thing. I don’t know if it was ever socially acceptable to wear workout gear as every day clothes- but I’ve been rocking it for quite some time. Printed leggings, joggers, and cute printed tees over sports bras are what I am swooning over this spring. If I could wear athleisure to work, I would never wear anything else.
My final favorite trend that I wanted to share with you is the flatforms! These are especially near and dear to my heart because I am on my feet for 40 hours a week. I have included my blush Steve Madden slip ons and my puff ball sneakers in a different color. These two pairs of shoes I CHERISH during my eight hour work days on my feet. Comfort is key, so I am praising the lord that these have come back in style!
Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite spring styles are!
Top: Sold out (Similar) | Denim: Joe’s Jean | Shoes: Adidas | Purse: Louis Vuitton | Lipstick: Mac | Earrings: Sheila Fajl | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: David Yurman | Sunnies: Quay | Scent: Tory Burch
Welcome to my first of many photoshoots in downtown Wilmington! Yes you heard that correctly, Rainboots & Retail has MOVED. We are now proud residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. A short three hours from my family, Klein and I found our perfect new home right down the street from my new job. We are thrilled to be permanent beach residents, and cannot wait until it warms up so we can spend any free time with sand between our toes.
I have continued my career with Bevello, in hopes to move up into a higher managerial role within the year. Although I am thrilled with the position I am in now, and am already loving my new co-workers. I am in search of some new retailers, brands, and boutiques to work with in my new city and am open to any new collaboration ideas! I will work on posting a new home tour, once we get everything situated and organized in the new house. Cheers to new places and new friends!
Now about the outfit- since Klein and I are beach bums now, everything in my wardrobe has definitely become much more casual. Which I love, the comfier the better. This is a great date night outfit for those of you (like me) who don’t feel the need to get super dressed up for Valentine’s Day. I do love dressing up, but down here on the coast there are too many opportunities to do that. Bare feet and bikinis is what we’re known for, so throwing on a pair of trendy kicks with some white pants is super easy!
The second installment of the gift guides is here! Hip hip hooray for gifts for your girlfriends!! All of these gifts are under $100 and are perfect as gifts or as stocking stuffers. Most of these items we sell in the store where I work, and the rest are items that I personally have and would recommend to the most picky of your friends. My favorite Mac lipstick can be found on this gift guide, it is the color that I wear the most and the color that I have turned most of my friends onto! The perfume is one that my sweet boyfriend got me for my birthday one year, and I still use it on a daily basis. It is a fresh smell, not too sweet, but just enough to be a daily scent. As a girlfriend gift, I might suggest it in a smaller size, or even in a travel size. I have found that the beautiful top and huge bottle (thanks babe) makes it a little tricky to fit in my travel bags! Also, I have gotten all of my best gal pals those monogram wine glasses in the past, so if that isn’t something that you’ve done as a gift before, I highly recommend! There is nothing better than a cold glass of wine with your initials on it 🙂
And the last item in this list that I will brag on is the candle- while I do not own one (yet), we sell them in my boutique and they are to die for!! I’m hoping someone gets me one before I have to buy myself one, but they are incredible. Volcano is their signature scent, but any of the candles they have smell amazing. Pretty much everything I’ve recommended to you guys smells delicious, I didn’t even do that on purpose, haha. Overall, I hope this sparks some last minute inspiration if you have not finished your Christmas shopping! What are some other things that your girlfriends have loved?!
This is it guys, my first fall outfit! Don’t let that adorable olive top and precious suede hat fool you, I almost died of a heat stroke during this shoot. But I do it for you guys, so I hope you love this outfit as much as I do.
Whether we want to admit it or not, olive is coming in full force this fall. I bought this top from Entourage for just $30, and it also comes in black! It isn’t up on the website yet, so I will link it as soon as it is. Anyways, I paired it with white jeans, because why not wear white jeans after Labor Day? I know I will be. And it also went great with these brown booties and suede hat, because sueded is in just as hard as olive.
Looking forward to mother nature giving us some weather that ISN’T in the 90’s so I can actually enjoy this outfit without sweating to death. But for now, it is for viewing pleasure only here in the state of Alabama.