Fashion

Soft Surroundings: Stripes & Lace

I woke up yesterday thinking it was Wednesday so glad to know it’s actually Wednesday today! Soft Surroundings just opened a location in Omaha recently and the store is beautiful! Before Soft Surroundings came to Omaha I honestly didn’t know much about them. However I had the chance to check them out and today I’m sharing a striped, lace gown that caught my eye!

I’m not sure about you but I’m all for soft things, so a store called Soft Surroundings has my name written all over it. Everything in the store felt amazing. This dress has the perfect spring/summer look and weight for the season. The lining is incredibly, buttery soft and there isn’t a part on it that itches which is super important to me in a dress during the summer!

I also really like the colors in this dress, from the soft yellow to the mint blue and lavender color of the lace they are a perfect color combo!

Thanks to Soft Surroundings for the gorgeous dress and for bringing their beautiful store to Omaha! What a great addition, you should stop in at Village Pointe and check it out if you’re local or look them up online.

This post is sponsored, however, all opinions are 100% mine!

Easy, Summer Fashion

Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week and Omaha is abuzz with College World Series starting this week. It’s my first College World Series and I have to say I’m pretty excited to experience it for the first time! But back to the fashion, I’m sharing a super simple easy breezy summer fashion look.

I know a lot of people aren’t a big fan of online shopping but I definitely am! So many places offer free shipping and free returns so it’s honeslty a no brainer for me. Online shopping is also great for trendy, seasonal pieces that you might not want to invest in from the bigger department stores. Even if it isn’t free shipping as long as its reasonably priced it’s probably still worth it when you take into account your time driving to the store, gas etc. And if it doesn’t fit, just return or exchange it! No harm, no foul 🙂

Speaking of online shopping, I’m sharing an easy summer look today! I love the color blocking of this dress and the weight of it. Though its a 100% cotton it has the look of linen without all the wrinkles. The dress is a little oversized and has a boxier fit so I paired it with this belt from LOFT I’ve had for a couple years to bring in my waistline though I like it without also!

I’ve also shared these earrings a couple times and I’ve worn them so many times that my cost per wear is seriously low by this time! These are from Nickel & Suede, they are the color Minty Fresh in the large size. (p.s. minty fresh are the earring of the month so they are only $18!)

I’ve also been loving the straw bag trend lately but haven’t loved most of the pricing I’ve seen around the web. This was a great buy from Amazon of all places and holds just the essentials! Shop it here.

These shoes are also from Shop Alter Ego and are my new faves. I bought the closed toe booties like these from Free People last fall and wanted the open toed version but without paying that price tag. When I found these I knew I had to have! They fit true to size and come in several colors.

Of course my arm party and necklaces are from Stella & Dot, shop those here. Now I have to figure out what I’m wearing to CWS this weekend! Happy Wednesday friends!

Weekend Guide: Charleston

This past weekend I surprised the EverydayMr with a short weekend trip to Charleston for his 25th birthday! I’m here to give you all the deets on where to go and what to do in Charleston. We started out by flying to Jacksonville to meet up with my sister and brother in law and then drove to Charleston by way of Savannah.

Of course we had to stop at Paula Deen’s restaurant, Lady & Sons for lunch. The biscuits ya’ll…SO good. 

After that we worked off some of those scrumptious biscuits and fried chicken by walking around the city. 

We went down by the river and loved all the old buildings, old brick roads, and gorgeous big old trees! So much beauty in old things.

After we had walked off some of our lunch we were back on the road to Charleston. We stayed in an adorable Air Bnb close to King Street that was in perfect walking distance to many resturants and shops. 

We did a sort of impromptu progressive dinner to try to experience as much as we could. The rooftop at Stars was amazing. Great views with great looking people. I definitely recommend ordering the Flight 75!

After drinks we headed to Proof for a couple apps and mules and then ended at 492 which has a great patio right on King street. All of the food was so good we didn’t even have room for dessert, which is really saying something, I love dessert!

The next day we walked about 5 miles seeing all the old houses or rather mansions and ended up at the water for lunch.

There was so, so much to see I was completely in awe. This post is super picture heavy because I simply couldn’t get past all the beauty that was Charleston!

One of my fave houses-that ivy on the steps is incredible!

Also loved Rainbow Row-how about that purple house??

And then we found ourselves at the Charleston Distillery, so neat to see this process.

And we made our way back to Stars for dinner. Definitely one of the top restaurants I’ve been to, very good!

What’s a good vacation without brunch? We tried out Hominy Grill, super cute location with even yummier food.

This city was different than other U.S. cities I’ve been to and almost seemed a little more like Europe to me. There aren’t many skyscrapers in Charleston and it seems the highest points are all the steeples-and there are a lot of them!

We hit up another rooftop at Vendue, this one was closer to the water.

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

What would be touring a new city without checking out a couple shops??

^^ That’s the EverydayMr if you couldn’t tell 🙂

And of course we had to add a little more history to our trip, it is Charleston after all. We took a ferry out to Fort Sumter which was a great experience.

Also got great views of the Ravenel bridge from the ferry!

Thankful for this bird that entered my shot at just the right moment!

Cool looking out through the Fort to see the entire city of Charleston!

Our last restaurant stop was at 5 Church, which you guessed it was in an old church. 

Honestly probably one of the coolest looking restaurants I’ve ever been to. The stained glass was incredible.

Loved all the light fixtures and live edge tables as well. Perfect mix of old, new and different textures.

The food, rose, and company was great! Isaac got a free dessert for his birthday, the bread pudding. We were both skeptical at first as we’re not big bread pudding fans. However, it was so SO good!! Definitely recommend this restaurant and save room for dessert. Overall, the trip was a success and the hubs was happy which is all that mattered! Charleston quickly became one of my favorite U.S. cities. I’m not one to usually want to visit the same place multiple times although I would love to go back here. We only touched a smidge of the city and history in a short weekend that this place had to offer. 

Wardrobe Essentials

It’s fun to bring introduce new, trendy items into my wardrobe each season. However, this can be expensive and leave you with a closet full of items that quickly go out of style and that you don’t love. Today I’m starting a new series to share a couple of my fave wardrobe essentials that I’ve invested in. 

First: The It Jacket

A suede jacket is definitely one of my most loved essentials. I got this one about 6 months ago and I’ve already gotten my money’s worth! I found it 70% off at Nordstrom Rack, go here. With the ever changing midwest weather it’s so hard to plan even just one day’s outfit. You can wake up in the morning and it be chilly and by the late afternoon it can be fairly warm out, am I right?? This jacket is the perfect solution for that. It’s stylish, neutral and warm but not too warm. It’s also versatile throughout the seasons. Essentials for me typically means fairly versatile, neutral items. They can be season specific like a good pair of jean shorts or a gray cashmere sweater. 

Essential doesn’t have to equal expensive either. However, if it’s something you can wear again and again you won’t want it to wear out quickly. I love shopping at places like TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack or sales racks at higher end boutiques or department stores to find good deals on quality items. 

Here are a couple other ways I styled my suede jacket:

Here I paired it with some navy joggers (similar HERE), my fave transitional booties (also thinking about getting these for the summer!) and a basic white button up. 

And here again with skinny jeans (definitely will be a follow up post in the essentials series!), a flowy flirty top and this amazing choker!

I’ve literally worn this jacket no less than 50 times in the last 6 months. In makes me feel good when I wear it, it has a great fit and goes with almost everything. Do you own a suede jacket? Or what’s your go to jacket in your closet?

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