Gold Dots, A Style Challenge, & #LetItShine Link-Up

September 29, 2014·

Top: Lilly Pulitzer | Cardigan: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Stitch Fix | Bracelet: Esterlane c/o | Earrings: House of Polynesia c/o | Necklace: 9th and Elm c/o | Clutch: Stitch Fix | Shoes: TOMS

Photography by Em Grey Photography

I often have this oddly strange inner battle with what outfits to share on this blog of mine. Sometimes I think that the simple outfits are the ones I should forgo sharing and just stick to the “creative” outfits (or something)… but then so many of you tell me that the simple outfits or the most casual outfits are your favorite.

I realize that this particular outfit is of course nothing groundbreaking, style-icon-esque, or anything that’s going to make the pages of Elle or InStyle… but it is one of those outfits that is always a classic, always works, always looks good, and you can go to whenever you’re feeling “blech” – ya know?

It’s the outfit formula at it’s best.

I’ve worn this particular top on the blog before and it is still one of my favorite tops… ever. SO glad I snatched it up when I did.

What about you? Do you have any particular outfits that are your go-to or just make you feel put together even when you don’t feel like being put together? ‘Naw mean?

#SBMFallStyleChallenge October 2014

If you are on Instagram, I would LOVE for you to join me for a Fall Style Challenge! I’ve heard from so many of you that you’re looking for REAL, tangible style inspiration… and what better way to get real, tangible style inspiration than from each other?!

SO, I’ve created the #SBMFallStyleChallenge on Instagram! It starts THIS WEDNESDAY, October 1st! Just look at each day’s “inspiration” word and create an outfit that day based upon that particular “challenge” – then, share a photo of you on Instagram (these will ONLY count on Instagram) in your outfit of the day inspired by that day’s style inspiration! I will be posting mine each day as well and I’m hoping to get inspired and create some new looks and dig out old pieces from the closet along with you!

Follow me on Instagram, share your photos using the hashtag #SBMFallStyleChallenge, and each week throughout the month of October, I will feature someone and pick a winner and they will win a $50 e-gift card to a place of their choosing! HUZZAH!!

So, get ready! The first day is Wednesday and the inspiration is “plaid”! Also, feel free to share this graphic on your Instagram and get your friends and family in on the fun!


730x100letitshineWelcome to Let it Shine! Welcome to the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years, we decided to rename our link up to something we felt was a better fit. Welcome to Let it Shine! Why the name? Because, we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine! We will be sharing our favorites each week here, and on social media!

a few of our favsfall

/ Layering for Fall / Leather Midi Skirt / Camping /

Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board! let it shine hashtag_edited-1 Linking up to Let it Shine? Don’t forget to link back to our blogs or share our button, thanks y’all!