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