Now that it's fall, and trust me, I've been wishing for this for what seems like centuries, I can't help but start to look back and feel the slight sting of sadness as the summer memories slowly slip away. (And, I mean really slow. Come on Memphis weather! A little "fall-pep in your step," please?!) This summer was quite different than most for me. I journeyed into a whole new realm of the grown-up world by finishing a summer internship. Do not be fooled though, the beach was definitely in my itinerary once, or twice, or three times... Still, nothing can ever replace those Fourth of July fireworks, new friendships made by "make-your-own-pizza" night or Memorial Day cookouts, or those adventurous nights just going cruising down some roads with your man. This summer was nothing short of pure fun and changing life-lessons. It seems like every summer I discovery a new part of myself. It's always an exciting ride, but this summer definitely did not disappoint. So, to Summer 2014...Farewell! Here's to the memories of next summer and all the fun mysteries it'll bring!
It is officially my favorite season! Fall is the perfect weather, scenery, candles, decorations, food, and, most importantly, fashion. Comfy sweaters and a classic jacket is my wardrobe of choice. Speaking of classic, Southern Couture strikes The Memphis Jewel again. They never disappoint, especially with this gorgeous BCBGMAXAZRIA cape. I instantly fell in love. I went for a classic, preppy look adding a striped button down and midi skirt. If going for a more casual look, try for some boyfriend jeans or printed trousers. This cape is a fabulous way to dress up a tee or take that elegant dress just one step further. It is a definite must for this fall. And, who said no white after Labor Day?
Happy Fall everyone! I hope bringing in my favorite season has been as warming to y'all as it has to me. How can shopping for sweaters, buying pumpkin candles, and venturing into the deep purple and red nail polishes not just put a smile on your face? BIG things have happened since I have last posted:
1. Will's sister, Katy, had her beautiful baby boy, Ezra Cade. To be a part of this precious human being's life has been one of the most inspiring things I have had happen in my life thus far. To see pictures of this adorable boy, head over to Instagram and follow @raising_ezra_cade. Pictures of the precious moments just entering the world and gorgeous nursery images are all included!
2. Last month, I celebrated The Memphis Jewel turning one! It has been such an inspiring, life-changing journey. Just a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported and followed me! This isn't just a blog to me. It has helped me find my place, my voice, who I am supposed to be. It's taught me strengths and passions I never knew I had. So, here's to The Memphis Jewel and the inspiration it not only brings to its followers but to me as well. Happy Blogiversary!
3. I was excitedly accepted into the LIKEtoKNOW.it Campus Influencer Program! For those of you who are not familiar with LIKEtoKNOW.it, let me ask you a question! Have you ever seen your favorite fashion blogger, style magazine or celebrity whose street appearances are on point on Instagram and asked "Where can I get that shirt?" Well, LIKEtoKNOW.it is your solution! Instead of never getting an answer back to your comment, you can sign up at www.liketoknow.it/signup/memphis, just "like" the photo with the www.liketk.it link in the caption on Instagram, and receive an email with ready-to-shop product details. Inspiration and quick shopping all in one! I am the representative for the University of Memphis, and one of my duties is to spread the word about LIKEtoKNOW.it. Don't forget to sign up and follow @liketkit on Instagram to find some inspiration and accounts to follow!