Lunch Date


Like Mother, Like Daughter

This is not a Mother's Day post in September, nor is it in honor of a special date or event in our lives. It is simply a fun little post that came together unplanned when my mom and I dressed very similarly to go to the mall one day. This happens a lot, actually.


Shoesday Tuesday: Let it Rain

Hi folks! Here is a late Shoesday Tuesday post inspired by today's god awful weather.

When it Rains
blue bow flats | cloudy umbrella | confetti flats
yellow Hunter boots | floral jelly flats | black bow flats
Let it Rain
short red boots | black flats | fuschia rim umbrella | forrest green boots
 black floral boots | navy floral boots | confetti flats | pink Hunter boots | red Hunter boots

Miami is infamous for its moody weather, especially in the summer. But it's still hurricane season, so we'll continue to be subjected to some rainy days (and I do mean days) until the end of November.

So of course I've been wanting a pair of rain boots since FOREVER AGO. Why I haven't bought a pair I haven't a clue. I think I've been waiting for just the right pair to come along. And now there's the rain flat too, which looks less out of place in Miami. Because even though we get loads of rain, it's pretty weird to see people out and about in rain boots.

Thus, if I weren't on a shopping ban and hadn't had a slip-up last weekend at Nordstrom Rack, I would get the black floral Ted Baker boots in a heartbeat. They are so pretty and could probably work year round. But then there's the cute flats too, particularly the black bow flats which are so adorable and work appropriate!

I think I may buy something from here by the end of the week. In fact, if my favorite items are still available by Friday, I'll get one of them. Rationalize away, Nathy.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Shoesday Tuesday!

Dinner Date

Here is le boyfriend in a couple post for the first time since last yearWe took these pictures two weeks ago before going to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Cancun Grill in Miami Lakes. We go there way too much.

Dinner Date

Castillo de San Marcos

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Top: Free People via Nordstrom RackShorts: American Rag | Sandals: Steve Madden | Bag: DSW | Hat: J. Crew
I love this little gem of a site.
Construction began in 1672.  First it was Spanish, then British, then Spanish again, and lastly American.
It's so rich with history. It's a little piece of Spain right here in Florida.

Bell Tower
View from the garita/sentry box
View from the "garita," or sentry box.

An Afternoon in St. Augustine

Top: J. Crew | Shorts: Macy's | Shoes: TOMS | Hat: J. Crew | Bag: DSW | Sunnies: Old Navy | Necklace: J. Crew

Casual Dining on the Charleston Harbor

On our last night in Charleston we ate at a local seafood place called Fleet Landing. It was close to our hotel and had great views of the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Top: J. Crew | Skirt: Nordstrom Rack | Shoes: TJ Maxx | Bag: DSW | Necklace: The Limited
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I was pleasantly surprised by my outfit that night, since it hadn't occurred to me to combine this anchor top and striped skirt until then. Which sounds like a no-brainer, it being anchors and stripes we're talking about! I like how the brown in the skirt toned down the nautical vibe compared to this combination. To me, this simple outfit has a traveler feel to it.

View of Mount Pleasant Pier from Fleet Landing Restaurant
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Now, you may wonder who would order a burger at a seafood place. Me! Fun fact: I don't like seafood. If it comes from the sea, I don't eat it. I swear, this Buzzfeed article was written for me.

Mount Pleasant Pier

So that was my last post from Charleston! Next up, St. Augustine.

Overall, Charleston was a lovely place to visit. There was a photograph waiting to be taken at every corner. What can I say, I was a sucker for that old Charlestonian charm!

Charleston Sights

I was so into these bench swings on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Charleston that it didn't even occur to me to stand up for a better view of the outfit. Haha.

Charleston ootd
Top: Anthropologie | Skirt: Shabby Apple | Shoes: Rock and Candy via TJ Maxx (here) | Backpack: DSW | Sunnies: Old Navy | Necklace: J. Crew | Bracelets: Benevolent Jewels (sailor), Lucky Brand, vintage (chain)
Charleston ootd
Charleston ootd
PicMonkey Collage


Although there's a sign asking visitors to please limit their swinging time to 20 minutes, I'm pretty sure everyone I saw there that day had been there for much longer. It's so nice and breezy, and the views are lovely.

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And here are some of my favorite shots from our carriage tour (a must in Charleston) with the Carolina Polo and Carriage Co.

Is it just me or do lawyers occupy the most charming, old buildings in small southern cities?
Charleston Window Boxes
Charleston Mansion
Victorian Charleston Home
One of the few Victorian houses in Charleston
Charleston Mansion
Look at all that green!
Green Shutters
Beautiful Balconies
Beautiful balconies
Charleston Home
This home was a man's wedding gift to his bride.
Adorable summer window boxes

Phew! That was a lot of pictures. I sure hope they're loading ok for everyone.
Next up: Last ootd in Charleston and then some St. Augustine stuff. And that'll be it for the road trip pictures.