Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Ending, Fall Beginning...




Black Tank {similar here} // Army Green Shorts {similar here} // Gold Watch {similar here} // Kate Spade Purse {similar here & here}

I have been on the hunt for the perfect army green shorts all summer.  Literally, last week, when I was at Kohls, I came across these babies.  I knew they had to be mine!  Unfortunately, since it's getting cooler here, I won't be able to wear them much longer. :(  So, I guess I'll just have to hunt for the perfect army green pants.  

Anywho, I'm really looking forward to fall.  It makes me giddy just thinking about it!

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie


Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites {End of Summer}

     *Sad sigh*  Summer... Watermelon, fireworks, drippy ice cream cones, sun tans, and cool nights.  Those are a few of my favorite things about summer.  The last days of summer can be sad, but happy all the same! 

     Fall is coming which means sweater weather, boots, pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin patches, and beautiful colors.

     Today, I'll be sharing some things I have enjoyed this summer!  Enjoy!

1. Beach Days 

Beach days are the best days!  Salty hair and sandy toes.  To end a day at the beach, my family and I like to take a stroll on the boardwalk!


2. Favorite Summer Outfit

This would have to be my favorite outfit from this summer because of the colors.  Pink and navy {or coral and navy} is my all-time favorite color combo!  You can never go wrong with navy! ;)


4. Watermelon

 I love watermelon!  It is the perfect treat for a hot summer day.
5. Fourth of July

Every summer I always get excited for the 4th!  Our family I like to deck the house out with cute printables and DIYs I find on Pinterest. :)


5. Summer Campfires
Summer campfires are so much fun!  Roasting marshmallows, laughing with friends, and singing songs. *sigh* Summer don't leave yet....


 6. Summer Sunsets

After a long day, all you want to do is relax.  I love to sit on our porch and just look at the beautiful summer sunset!

Instagram media nrousch - No filter needed πŸ˜πŸ™Œ #nofilter #sunset 

7. Summer Cookouts

The perfect way to fellowship with family and friends...

 Summer Party in Nantucket

8. Reading

Reading is something I do a lot in the summer.  Out of all the books I read this summer, I'd have to say Unlocked was my favorite!


 9. Favorite Summer Picture

To me, this picture screams summer! 

10. Days Spent by the Pool

 I can see me and my friends wearing our floppy hats and sunglasses while sipping our ice cold lemonade....  :)

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie

Monday, August 24, 2015

Simply Southern





Preppy Happy & Happy Tee //  Preppy Puppies Tee //  Preppy Dog Tee //  5" Navy Chinos  //  Gold Watch

I am obsessed with Simply Southern tees!  They're so adorable and you can never have too many.  I'd say these shirts are a must have.  Don't even get me started about this "Preppy Happy & Classy Never Go Out of Style" tee.  There are so many choices.  It will be hard to choose just one!  I've linked a few others I love above! {Hey, that rhymed!} 

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall Bucket List

     I am so excited for fall!  I can hardly contain my excitement!  By far fall is my favorite season.  The pumpkin patches, cozy sweaters, boots, hot cocoa, football, the list goes on and on!  Today, I wanted to share some things I want to do this season.  It may be August 26th, but like I said, I can hardly contain myself!

1. Make a HUGE pile of leaves and jump in it

2. Try 5 new pumpkin recipes

3. Carve a pumpkin

4. Go all out with fall decor

5. Purchase the Herringbone Vest

6. Make apple cider

7. Make a fall wreath

8. Go to a fall festival

9. Take an early morning walk

10. Make pumpkin butter {again!}

11. Do a fall photo shoot

12. Buy 5 new fall candles {most likely I'll end up with 20...}

13. Paint a fall landscape

14. Attempt to do fall nail art

15. Relax in a hammock

16. Roast pumpkin seeds

17. Buy the coziest sweater

18. Sip apple cider and eat pumpkin pie {while wearing my cozy sweater} by the fire

And whatever other fall adventures I come across!

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie

Monday, August 17, 2015

Insta Lately

I'd say it's time for another Instagram roundup!  If you want, follow along @nrousch.  Enjoy!

A picture I took from our beach trip a few weeks ago...

Instagram media by nrousch - #tbt to last week's beach trip.⛅🌾🌊 #myhappyplace #takemeback #justbeachy 

 My #ootd a few weeks back ft. my favorite tee and Kate Spade purse!  Unfortunately both items are sold out, but I'll link a similar ones below!

Instagram media by nrousch - Todays simple #ootd . 🌸 In love with my @katespadeny purse! 😍 #katespade #inlove  #disney 
 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Tee {it's sold out, but I found it on Ebay} // Kate Spade purse {similar here, less expensive here}

My little arm party!

Instagram media by nrousch - Today's little arm party...πŸ’✨ #armparty #botd #favorites
 Gold watch {similar here} // Pearl bracelet // Blue bracelet & Gold bracelet {similar here, here, & here}

Another picture from my beach trip!

Instagram media by nrousch - Seas the day. 🌊⛵⚓

If you can't already tell, I've been loving my Kate Spade purse!  It's the perfect size for me and it goes with everything in my closet. 

Instagram media by nrousch - Feeling accomplished this morning...πŸ˜‰πŸ’πŸ’ͺ #planning #accomplished #lovemylilly #findthelilly #summerinlilly 
 Kate Spade purse {similar here} // Lilly Pulitzer tumbler {She She Shells}

Kinda obsessed with my Simply Southern tee.  Preppy, classy, & happy never goes out of style!

Instagram media by nrousch - Preppy, Classy, and Happy Never Go Out of StyleπŸ‘ŒπŸ’ #ootd #simplysouthern #preppy #classy #happy #style #obsessed 

I was so excited when I received my Jadelynn Brooke "Happy" stickers a few weeks ago!

Instagram media by nrousch - πŸŽ‰@jadelynnbrooke you made my day!πŸŽ‰ #preppypeoplearehappypeople  P.S. There's a new blog post on #forallthingspinkandpretty! πŸ’• 

This cotton candy sunset needed no filter!

Instagram media by nrousch - No filter needed πŸ˜πŸ™Œ #nofilter #sunset 

My "running errands in the rain" #ootd from last week.  Featuring, once again, my Kate Spade purse and my favorite striped top {I have a serious obsession with stripes...}

Instagram media by nrousch - Today's #ootd for running errands {it was only 68° today!!} I am sooo excited about sweater weather! I stopped by B&BW and picked up some of their fall scents todayπŸπŸ‚ #ootd #stripes #fallisalmosthere #katespade #blackandwhite
 Kate Spade purse {similar here} // Striped top {honestly I'm not sure where it's from, but here is a similar one!} // Gold watch {similar here} // Coral belt {similar here}

Cute quotes make me happy!  So, of course I had to share this one to get this week started off right! ;)

Instagram media by nrousch - Always be extra sparkly!πŸ˜‰✨ #mondaymotivation

 Hydrangeas are my 3rd favorite flowers {peonies will always be #1 and tulips are 2nd!} So, naturally I {casually} took a picture of them!

Instagram media by nrousch - Hydrangeas, I really, really, really love you... 

My #ootd from last week.  I seriously couldn't be more excited for fall!  The cooler temps are putting me in the mood for pumpkin patches and cozy sweaters.  Also, I'm in l o v e with this cardigan!

Instagram media by nrousch - #latergram of yesterday's #ootd πŸ’™ I couldn't be more excited about fall!🍁 With the lower temps, it puts me in the mood for pumpkin patches and cozy sweaters☕ {Oh, and can I just say I'm obsessed with this cardigan!πŸ‘Œ} #ootd #sweaterweather
 Blue cardigan // White tank {very similar here & here} // Gold watch {similar here & here}

I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Favorites

I know we are two weeks into August, but still, it's hard to believe!  I'm pretty excited about it though because fall is getting closer.  Who doesn't love scarves, boots, and pumpkin patches?  Well, while summer is still here, I plan on enjoying every minute of it.  Today, I will be sharing 6 things I have been loving this week.  Enjoy!

1. Blueberry Pancakes

I have forgotten how much I love blueberry pancakes.  To get this week started off right, I made some for breakfast Monday morning.  They were delicious!  If I do say so myself... :)
Delicious Thanksgiving Brunch - Sour Cream pancakes served with fresh blueberry sauce

2. This Quote

I came across this quote a few months ago.  So, naturally I pinned it!  It really stood out to me because even when life's tough, I still have a lot to be thankful for. :)


3. The City

I'm a city girl at heart.  I just love the idea of skyscrapers, bright city lights, and NYC apartments *dreamy sigh* !  Below are a few of my favorite pictures!



New York City is always a good idea. Get inspired, always in an new york style. See more excellent decor tips here: 

 4. Caitlin's Blog

I am absolutely obsessed with Caitlin's blog, Southern Curls and Pearls!  Her blog was the first one I ever read.  She inspired me to start mine!  Caitlin has the cutest style!  I would recommend her blog to anyone.



5. Game Nights 

This one is kind of random, but I really do love game nights!  My all time favorite games are Clue, Monopoly, Headbandz, and pretty much any kind of card games.

Another vintage version of a great game growing up, that I can't wait to teach her how to play

6. Reading

I love to read!  Especially a really good book you can't put down.  Call me a bookworm.  It's the truth!  Whenever I'm not blogging or shopping, you can find me curled up on the couch, with my fuzzy blanket, reading.

Image Via: Thriving Twenties 

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie