Party in Palazzos

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If you know me at all by now, you know how much I love cute clothes that feel like PJs. This is pretty much palazzo pants in a nutshell. They’re loose and comfy, yet totally chic — just how I like it. I found these at Rolling Rack Boutique (told you I’m obsessed), and fell in love immediately. Because like how could I not?
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Since these pretty pants have such a fun, colorful pattern, I opted for a simple black Piko crop top (also from Rolling Rack — they totally have me under their spell), a lacy peach bandeau peeking out from underneath, and my go-to nude wedges. I’m just now noticing that this is exactly how Rolling Rack styled the crop top on their site, but I guess that’s what happens when you buy all the clothes they have. I can’t be creative all the time, guys [insert hair flip emoji here]. ANYWAY, to accessorize, I went with little gold details in my clutch and jewelry, and a pop of color with my blue mirrored sunnies.
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Things I need to talk about:
-My mismatched earrings. One is front-back style and spells out “love” and one is a heart stud! I’m kind of in “love” with them… I’m embarrassing, just ignore me.
-My adorable little arrow ring from my girls at Lilli & Tori — as if it wasn’t cute enough, it’s adjustable so you can wear it as a midi ring or normal ring. Pretty and practical.
-FLASH TATTOOS. Can’t get enough. If you don’t know about these temporary tats, you need to stalk their site like, yesterday. They’re inspired by jewelry, last about 4-6 days (mine lasted over a week!), and are so. much. fun.
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Piko Crop Top: Rolling Rack Boutique | Palazzo Pants: Rolling Rack Boutique | Wedges: Target (similar) | Clutch: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: eBay (similar) | Cuff Bracelet: CUSP by Neiman Marcus | Arrow Ring c/o Lilli & Tori | Stackable Rings: H&M | Temporary Tats: Flash Tattoos | Nails: Essie (Blanc)

I wore this look to the Sip.Selfie.Shop Event last week hosted by Charleston Shop Curator, Finicky Filly, and Haute Hanger. Since all the Charleston blogger babes were going to be there, I knew I had to put my party pants on. Literally. Check out my favorite photos from the night below!

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{ the event had “selfie” in the name, so how could we not? }

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{ some of my favorite ladies! such a fun night! }

What do you think of my printed palazzo look?

A Few of My Favorite Things: RMS Beauty Oil

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Ever tried using oil on your skin instead of a lotion moisturizer? Everyone’s skin varies, but this Beauty Oil from RMS has made all the difference with mine. Beauty Oil gives you an even, glowing complexion, provides antioxidant protection, and smells incredible. Its lightweight formula doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, yet hydrates like nobody’s business — making it applicable for all skin types. Oh, and did I mention it’s also certified organic?

Yes, it’s a little pricier than your Aveeno moisturizer from the drugstore, but my tiny bottle from February still has plenty. The directions suggest applying three to four drops in the morning and at night, but I just do it once before bed. If you want to do a little experiment to see how your skin reacts to an oil moisturizer before dropping 74 bucks, try a little coconut oil or almond oil on your face for a couple days. Don’t use any other new products that day/try not to eat an entire pizza, then if you break out you’ll know oil moisturizers aren’t your thing.

Ready to scoop up a bottle of your own? I got my Beauty Oil locally at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, but visit the RMS website to see where you can find their products near you!

TK&PD x Coastal Bride

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So excited to share my collaboration with the fabulous Gillian Ellis of Coastal Bride today! We did a fun little feature on something I get asked about often — what to wear for engagement photos. Although I’m neither engaged nor married, I selected two outfits to showcase my two biggest rules for your engagement shoot. Head over to her blog for my outfit deets as well as handy tips & tricks to execute your shoot seamlessly (and without breaking the bank)! Warning: you might want to set aside some time to spend on her blog — the first time I looked at it, I blacked out and ended up scrolling through it for over an hour. It did make me miss barre class though, so that was a plus. Check out my feature here!
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{photo credit: Ellis Photo Studio}

What To Wear On Labor Day {+ Holiday Sales!}

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On Labor Day, we pay tribute to the contributions of workers, take a well-deserved long weekend, and relax with friends and family. It also marks the unofficial end of summer, so you know you’re gonna need a good outfit. It’s your last time to wear your favorite warm-weather staples, and to some of you, perhaps the last time to wear your summer whites. (Sidenote: hopefully at this point, you all know how I feel about the “no white after Labor Day” rule, so unless you grew up in 1947, keep rockin’ those white skinnies.) So whether you want to go for a trendy vibe, a boho feel, or just go cool & classic, I’ve lined up a few Labor Day looks to give you some inspo.

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We obviously need a white skinnies option for Labor Day. In this case, I chose a distressed pair because I’m v into that for fall. I paired the jeans with a printed peplum top, wedges, trendy fringe bag, and blue mirrored sunnies. As for accessories, I went with these 360° studs that I’m currently obsessing over, and some gold rings. This outfit would be perfect for an end-of-summer backyard bash, and can also transition perfectly for nighttime. Just sling on a denim jacket if it’s chilly, switch out your bag for a fun clutch and add some sassy jewelry, then you’re ready for whatever the night brings.

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If you’re more of a boho babe, go with your favorite summer maxi. Pair it with some tall black gladiator sandals, a simple clutch, some round sunnies, and you’re good to go! To jazz it up even more, I chose fun gold arrow earrings, bright yellow nails, and subtle purple lipstick (huge for fall). This would also be a great transitional look — for a pool party/day at the beach, you could switch the gladiators out for simple sandals, grab a beach bag instead of the clutch, and wear your bikini under the maxi. Then for a night out, add all the above options, minus the sunnies and plus armfuls of boho bangles.

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Lastly, if you want to go for a timeless look on Labor Day, go with this classic frock. It’s an ideal early fall piece, but still has a nautical, summery vibe with the navy + white stripes. Slip on these peep toe booties (another fantastic summer-to-fall transition piece), grab a patterned clutch (bonus points for print mixing!), then top it off with a Panama hat, tortoiseshell sunglasses, and an everyday gold watch. Because I love the color combo of navy + tangerine, I also added a statement necklace and an Essie to match. Usually I’m opposed to it, but sometimes the matchy-matchy thing just works. This outfit would be ideal for a chic boat day or party on a yacht — so now’s the time to make a friend with a yacht.

Which look is your favorite? Comment below!

Trendy – Top: Topshop | Skinnies: Topshop | Wedges: Jessica Simpson | Bag: Steve Madden | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: BaubleBar | Rings: Gorjana

Boho – Dress: Mara Hoffman | Gladiator Sandals: Deben Hams | Clutch: Nasty Gal | Sunnies: Monki | Earrings: Asos | Purple Lipstick: Urban Decay | Nail Lacquer: OPI

Classic – Dress: Petit Bateau | Booties: Jeffrey Campbell | Panama Hat: Michael Stars | Clutch: Claire V | Sunnies: Illesteva | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Kate Spade | Nail Lacquer: Essie

Holiday Weekend Sales:

  • Anthropologie – extra 20% sale pieces.
  • Asos – extra 10% off sale with code HAVE10.
  • BaubleBar – up to 50% off select pieces.
  • C. Wonder – 30% off site-wide, plus an extra 50% off final sale.
  • Club Monaco – extra 40% off sale and 50% off clearance with code HEYFALL.
  • Gap – everything up to 40% in-store and online.
  • H&M – sale section starting at $5.
  • J. Crew – extra 40% off sale and free shipping over $100.
  • J. Crew Factory – 40%-60% off everything, in stores and online.
  • JewelMint – everything, including sale, half off (the same applies to ShoeMint, StyleMint, and IntiMint!)
  • Loft – 50% off sale and select full-priced items.
  • Nasty Gal – crazy sale section, including plenty over 60% off.
  • Nordstrom – select items up to 40% off.
  • Old Navy – everything in store and online up to 50% off.
  • Tibi – 20% off curated fall picks with code HELLOFALL.
  • Topshop – select pieces 30% off.
  • Tory Burch – 20% off $300, 25% off $500, and 30% off $750 with code LABORDAY14.
  • Vince Camuto – extra 25% off sale with code EXTRA25OFF.

What’s your wardrobe story this weekend?

Falling for Autumn Florals {+ a Lilli & Tori Coupon Code!}

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If you think floral print is just for spring and summer, think again. Autumn florals are already everywhere, and it’s not even September yet. This fall fad makes it so easy to transition your go-to floral pieces, granted they aren’t too summery. Look for florals in darker hues, like the one I found at Forever 21 for mere pennies — okay it was like $10, but that’s basically the same thing. I’ve been so into skater skirts this summer, so I’m excited about the fact that I can wear this one well into fall.
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Since it’s still very much summer, especially down here in the Amazon rainforest Charleston, I decided to style this as more of a late summer/early fall look. I paired the skirt with a comfy black Piko crop top (yes they make these now, and yes I’m obsessed), black ankle-strap heels, and a knit sweater tied around my waist. I get really cold really easily, so even in this humid hellhole (I heart my city) I need to be prepared to walk into cold buildings or like, the grocery store. Why is it always so cold in there? Anyways, to accessorize, I went with a gold chain-link watch, a studded cuff bracelet, my everyday rings, and little wishbone studs. To make the outfit a little more warm-weather appropriate, I topped it off with some white accessories, like this quilted crossbody bag and Bianca Milov necklace from Lilli & Tori that I currently can’t stop wearing. Last but certainly not least, I topped my look off with a topknot. <3
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Are you as into this necklace as I am? It’s your lucky day — it’s currently on sale and comes in several different colors. Ya know what? Go ahead and take an extra 25% off anything on the Lilli & Tori site with code TKPD25. I’m feeling frisky.
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Piko Crop Top: Rolling Rack Boutique | Skater Skirt: Forever 21 | Pumps: Target | Sweater: Urban Outfitters (similar) | Crossbody Bag: Uptown Cheapskate (similar here) | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklace c/o Lilli & Tori | Earrings: Dogeared | Watch: Forever 21 | Studded Bracelet: Asos (similar here) | Rings: H&M | Nails: Sally Hansen (Sizzlin’ Saffron)

What do you think about fall florals?

Steal of the Week: Old Navy Floppy Hat

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I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again — Old Navy is absolutely killing it right now. Everything is, like, always on sale, and they’re really good about keeping up with the latest fads. The floppy hat trend really soared last fall and winter, and I’m so glad it’s back for round two this year. Colors like brown and black are great because they go with pretty much anything, but this wine-colored one from Old Navy is kind of major. Since the floppy hat trend is just that — a trend — I’m not really down to spend more than $30 max on one. The fact that this hat is a mere $19.94 not only makes it the perfect SOTW, but also won’t cause buyer’s remorse when it inevitably goes out of style. Better yet, online at Old Navy right now, take 30% off regular price items and an additional 15% off sale items!* Click here to grab a hat of your own now.
*UPDATE: In stores and online at Old Navy, everything is up to 50% off through Labor Day Weekend!

When styling a look for this hat, I incorporated a couple of my other favorite fall trends: distressed jeans, exposed zippers, black + white, fringe, booties, and pattern mixing. To start the outfit off, I chose a colorblocked black & white top, boyfriend jeans, and zip-up booties. For a chillier day, I also think throwing on a camo utility jacket would add a cool vibe. To accessorize, I went with a colorful statement necklace to pop against the black & white top, a gold chain-link watch (MK knockoff for only $25 — just got one myself!), and a leopard clutch for a little pattern mixing with the camo. To top it all off, I love orange lips for fall (and the bright color will look divine with the darker hue of the hat), and there’s nothing chicer than a sleek black mani.
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Floppy Hat: Old Navy | Fringe Top: H&M | Boyfriend Jeans: Forever 21 | Booties: Sole Society | Jacket: Old Navy | Leopard Clutch: Madewell | Necklace: BaubleBar | Watch: Forever 21 | Lip Color: Clinique | Nail Lacquer: Essie

Would you wear this SOTW?

Lazy Day Uniform

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I can’t even begin to express my gratitude towards the overalls fad. There’s nothing like being able to wear something loose and comfy while still being right on trend. This summer, overalls and shortalls have been my go-to for lazy day strolls and lounging. Although fall is right around the corner, I thought I’d share a couple more warm weather looks before summer is all soaked up. Besides, in Charleston it won’t feel like fall until like December, probably.
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Overalls and shortalls make outfit selection simple — all you need to think about is your top and your accessories. My usual lazy day uniform includes a comfy tee, tank, or in this case, crop top. I felt like the bustier style of the white eyelet crop top provided a good girlie contrast to the grungy vibe of the boyfriend shortalls. To finish off the outfit, I went with my bow crossbody bag, blue mirrored sunnies, tan & gold sandals, and gold jewelry. The casual yet chic feel of this look makes it perfect for a full day of summer activities — from farmer’s market mornings to drive-in movie nights.
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Overalls: H&M | Bustier: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Crossbody Bag: Free People (similar here) | Sandals: Chinese Laundry (similar here) | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Rings: H&M & Forever 21 | Lips: Ulta (Coral Glow) Nails: OPI (Pink-ing of You)

What’s your go-to lazy summer uniform?

Neon Nights {& a Rolling Rack Boutique Giveaway!}

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Neon hues, floral print, a scalloped hem, and buttons down the back, all on a two-piece set? I think I’m in heaven. When I discovered this top & shorts combo at Rolling Rack Boutique, I felt like I had hit the jackpot. The bright colors are super flattering, the set can be dressed up or down, and it’s like wearing a romper without having to strip down to go to the bathroom. Always a plus.

I’m so in love with these separates and Rolling Rack in general, that I decided to partner up with them for a giveaway! At the bottom of the post, you can enter up to 4 times (5 if you count Instagram), then one of you lucky ladies will win a $50 gift card to Rolling Rack Boutique! The gift card will give you the option to get my two-piece set if you’re into it, or choose from tons of other adorable items that are more your style. If you’re local, you’ll have the privilege of shopping inside the trendy truck; if not, they’ll ship right to your door! Because I love y’all so much, my followers will also receive 15% off online orders now through September 1st with promo code TKPD15. Read on to see how I styled my Rolling Rack pick, or scroll to the bottom now to enter the giveaway!

Even though the clothes aboard the mobile boutique are already super affordable (even more so with 15% off!), you really feel like you’re getting your money’s worth with this two-piece set. Because not only is it super versatile and can be worn for virtually any occasion, but also you can get multiple different outfits out of it. You can wear the pieces together, wear the top with different bottoms, wear the shorts with a different top — you get the idea. To give y’all a little inspiration, I styled the set three different ways.

Look 1:
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Since this set basically feels like PJs, my instinct is to wear them casually with an open front cardigan and sandals. For this post, however, I thought it might be more helpful to show how I’d style it for a dressy dinner and night out with my gals (most boys wouldn’t appreciate/understand it). Because the two-piece is so colorful, I chose neutral-toned pieces to dress it up. I went with a crisp white blazer and these super comfy tan wedge sandals, then topped off the look with oversized cat-eye sunnies and simple jewelry. Easy easy.
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Two Piece Set c/o Rolling Rack Boutique | Blazer: H&M | Wedges: Target | Sunnies: Asos (similar) | Rings: H&M

Look 2:
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To style the shorts with a different top, this time I went pretty casual with a tied chambray top, tan & metallic sandals, and gold rings. To jazz it up a little bit, I wore some retro neon sunglasses to bounce off the same coral color in the shorts. You could even transition this look into early fall by tucking the chambray top in, losing the summery shades, adding an infinity scarf, and switching out sandals for flats. See? Versatile.
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Chambray Top: J. Crew Factory | Shorts c/o Rolling Rack Boutique | Sandals: Chinese Laundry (similar here) | Sunnies: J. Crew Factory | Rings: H&M

Look 3:
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Last but not least, and probably my favorite look, this ensemble is casual enough for a lunch date and dressy enough for your BFF’s birthday party. I paired the top with white skinny jeans and sky-high tan wedges, then accessorized with blue mirrored aviators, mint-colored drop earrings, a fun bracelet, and gold rings. The blue tone of the sunnies look kind of magical against all the shades of blue in the top, giving the look a cool vibe for a low key occasion, like an end-of-summer backyard rendezvous with your pals. Before you put this top into hibernation for the colder months, rock it with dark jeans and a cardigan — floral is going to be huge this fall.
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Top c/o Rolling Rack Boutique | Skinnies: J. Crew | Wedges: Target (similar) | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings c/o Rolling Rack Boutique | Bracelet: J. Crew (similar) | Rings: H&M

To enter the giveaway, click herea Rafflecopter giveaway
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To enter an additional time on Instagram, click here!

What Rolling Rack piece will you pick if you win? Take a look at a few of my favorites below:

Rock Me Pants
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Just got myself a pair of these pants. They’re comfortable, chic, go with everything, and will transition into fall seamlessly.

In the Clouds Maxi
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This maxi is so fab. I love the neon + neutrals combo with the bright stitching against the grey tie dye print.

Jada Jumpsuit
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Same as my jumpsuit from this post, but in black. Need I say more?

Crop Top & Skirt Set
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I just can’t get over matching sets. With this print and color story, it was pretty much love at first sight.

I can’t wait to see what the lucky winner chooses! Good luck y’all!
{Contest ends on Wednesday, August 27th, at midnight}

Monday Blues

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Rompers and jumpsuits are two of my favorite wardrobe staples; they’re quick, easy, cute, and right on trend. Usually I go for the comfy/casual route with my playsuits, but this time I opted for a more glam version. This cobalt jumpsuit from Rolling Rack Boutique (more on them later) is dressy enough to wear out, has that 90s-inspired neckline that I love, and is totally BACKLESS.
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When it came to styling this piece, I tried to keep things fairly simple. I went with nude wedges that you can’t even see because I’m a midget, a tan & mint clutch, and a reverse tassel necklace — also in mint because I loved the beachy look the colors created. To top it off, I chose oversized sunglasses, my go-to rings, and red lips to stand out against the street art.
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Jumpsuit c/o Rolling Rack Boutique | Wedges: Target (similar) | Clutch: Francesca’s | Sunnies: Target (similar) | Necklace: Teal (similar here) | Rings: H&M | Lips: Nars (Jungle Red) | Nails: Essie (Lilacism)

Charleston’s Finest: Rolling Rack Boutique
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Rolling Rack is an innovative and glamorous boutique on wheels, featuring women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Not only does this trendy truck give you a totally unique shopping experience, it does so at a completely reasonable price point. If that isn’t enough, Amanda and her team at Rolling Rack are so sweet and helpful, making each visit inside the boutique unforgettable.
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If you live in Charleston, you can hop aboard Rita (yes, she has a name) on one of the stops she makes around town each week. If you don’t live in the area, never fear, fashionistas — Rolling Rack can ship anywhere. To browse their website or see where the truck is today, click here!
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Because I’m so obsessed with Rolling Rack, I’ve decided to partner up with them for an upcoming giveaway! Stay tuned — this will be one you don’t want to miss!