Lilly Pulitzer Beach Bash

Being a fan of Lilly Pulitzer and working for the brand for so  many years, I have always dreamed of attending their annual bash in Palm Beach. As I moved to the area this month, my dream became a reality, not only starting work at Lilly at The Breakers, but also attending the legendary Lilly event.

As we walked into The Beach Club, we were greeted with rose’ glasses and photo flashes. We made our way to the bar under the printed palms, and spotted several socialites. I had the pleasure of meeting Tinsley Mortimer, one of my favorite Real Housewives of New York. She was so sweet and shared her secrets of the Palm Beach social scene.

As the party progressed, the room opened up and we popped over to our tables to pop some bottles. The dance floor was flooded with a fabulous bohemian band and the attendees gathered all around. My date and I joined in and danced the night away.

We had a blast listening to the band and playing in the photobooth. The evening ended with a nightcap and a Palm Beach swag bag. What better way to celebrate our love of Lilly than with your best babes on the beach? I can’t wait for next year!

New Years at The Colony

This New Years Eve is a special one, as it is the first of many I’ll be spending in Palm Beach! I just moved to this beautiful place, and I can’t wait to celebrate. We started out the night at an opulent mansion on the island. We were served champagne and surrounded by chandeliers. The towering tree lit up the living room as the live band began. We partied by the pool and popped in the photobooth.

As midnight was fast approaching, we made our way to The Colony. I walked into a wonderful evening lined with lights and lavish outdoor decor. We enjoyed a table with bottle service for all of our best friends.

We danced the night away under the stars at the hottest spot under the palms. What better way to bring in the New Year? I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!

Shop my dress exclusively at ASOS.


 

Angels in the Apple Orchard

As Fall came to a close, I hit the road for one more cruise through the country. My mother and I finally made our way to Windy Hill. 

We have been going to this orchard since we were kids. As an adult, I couldn’t wait to stop in for some apple cider. 

I loved listening to the live band playing wagon wheel, while we took a seat by the bonfire.

Around the corner, kids climbed on the wagon and rolled through the orchards. We walked through the paths and parked it at the picnic tables. 

As the band picked up we grabbed another cider and snuggled up by the fire at sunset.

What better way to welcome winter than to cozy up on a country night? I can’t wait to come back!

Location: Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC

Hat: American Eagle  .  Necklace: Claire’s

Top: J. Crew  .  Sweater: Vintage Evelyn K

Sunflower Fields Forever

Winter is on its way, but as you can see, I’m not ready for it’s arrival. For that reason, you can find me in the sunflower fields, spending these final days of fall chasing the sun.

 

As we made our way through the Carolina country roads, I came across a strip of sunflowers. I was elated to find these flowers, as most of the crops are too cold.

There was a storm brewing, but the sun paused to make an appearance. We stopped the car for an impromptu photoshoot on our way to the apple orchard.

We had so much fun playing the field with flowers in our hair. The bees were buzzing and the wind was blowing and the buds were in full bloom. What a beautiful roadside surprise to kiss summer goodbye.

 

Gold Hoops from: Page 6 in Rock Hill, SC  .  Sunflower dress from Sophie & Mollies in Apex, NC

Location: Black’s Peaches in York, SC

Sydney Heaton Meets Haute Pink

This week I had the chance to catch up with one of my oldest friends, Sydney, in my hometown of Rock Hill. We have known each other since the fourth grade, and now we were fortunate to reconnect and collaborate on a few exclusive jewelry pieces.

When she was a young girl, she used to raid her grandma’s jewelry box, and loved to layer on piles of pearls. Thus began her journey with jewelry. Fast forward to today, she started her own jewelry business this year because she couldn’t find exactly what she wanted in stores, so she decided to make it herself. Can you say #girlboss?

Sydney has a self-proclaimed edgy style, as she likes to mix anything from gunmetal to gold. She adds druzy stones and pave pendants to complete her collection. What’s special about her pieces is that they are only available in limited quantity, so every piece is unique.

The goal of Sydney Heaton Designs is ‘to create trendy, unique & affordable pieces that make women feel confident and empowered.’ I had the pleasure of working with her to blend both of our aesthetics into these chic pieces.

I don’t know what was more fun, stringing these necklaces or shooting these looks, but the best part was using our creative passions to collaborate. If you want to join in on the fun, be sure to shop her collection on the links below and show off your Sydney Heaton style!

Shop Sydney’s collection: HERE  .  Share your looks: HERE

Sunglasses & Dress shopped exclusively from the closet of bloggers:

McKenna Bleu & Katy Harrell (Mumu and Macaroons)

Location: Crossings on Main in Fort Mill, SC