Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White & Blue Ready

Top: J.Crew (another similar one, and both an extra 40% off with code LONGWEEKEND), Shorts: J.Crew Factory, Sandals: Jack Rogers, Bag: J.Crew (extra 40% off with code LONGWEEKEND), Bracelet: KJP, Necklace: Kendra Scott, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Madeline's Dress: Baby Gap, Madeline's Headband: Yasmi & Crew

I am so excited to celebrate July Fourth tomorrow with my family! I am even more excited that it's Madeline's very first July Fourth. I'm excited to see her reaction to fireworks and all the fun festivities that come along as we celebrate the birthday of our great nation. Isn't her little dress the cutest? I love the chambray and red eyelet combination. I just had to have her sweet little monogram put on it. I love dressing up in red, white & blue. What patriotic outfit do you have planned for the weekend?


Stay tuned for the reveal of my new blog name and design on Monday! I absolutely can't wait to share all the details and the inspiration behind the new name. I'll also be sharing some pictures of me and Madeline taken on our recent beach vacation.

Have a safe and happy July Fourth weekend! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 4th Outfit Inspiration + An Announcement


July 4th has always been one of my very favorite holidays to dress up for. I love a good patriotic outfit. It's so much fun to dress in red, white and blue. I love a classic navy and white outfit with a pop of red. This year, I really like the idea of chambray with white and red accessories. I'm so excited to also dress Madeline in her red, white and blue. Stay tuned to see our looks! :) Here are a few outfit ideas I'm loving for the 4th. 

Outfit 1: Necklace // Earrings // Shorts // Top // Bag
Outfit 2: Dress // Hat // Bag
Outfit 3: Swimsuit // Shorts // Top // Bag
Baby Outfits: Romper // Dress // Headband


I have an exciting announcement to make! There is change coming to A Preppy State of Mind. Actually, my blog will no longer be A Preppy State of Mind. The content will be exactly the same, just the name will be different. I have been bouncing this idea around for quite some time and have decided it is the best thing to do. I can say that over the past year, not only has my life changed since I am now a mama, but I have also grown as a person. I feel like my current blog name does not fit who I am, and the realm of topics I blog about. I have decided to go with a more mature name (if you will). As I said, the content will remain the same as it is now. I can't wait to share the new name and design next week. I love the inspiration behind the new name and look forward to sharing it with y'all. I also want to say a huge thank you and just how grateful I am for each and every one of my readers. Your support for my blog, each and every comment, every email, etc. means more to me than you know, so thank you! :)

Stay Tuned!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Favery Giveaway

Dress: Bloomingdales, Bag: Mar Y Sol from Favery, Earrings: Favery ℅, Necklace: Banana Republic, Sandals: Tory Burch, Bracelet: Bauble Bar & Banana Republic

Happy Monday, everyone! Two things I'm loving right now: tassels and pom poms! How fun is this tassel dress! It's perfect to wear as a dress or a beach cover-up. I used it as both on my recent beach trip. It can also be worn off-the-shoulder, and it comes in several different colors. I love pairing turquoise and coral together, and that's just what I did by carrying this Mar Y Sol Collins pom pom tote from Favery! It's perfect as it is not too large to carry as a handbag, but it's also not too small to use as a beach tote. And being a pearl girl, I am in love with these pearl earrings as well. They are gorgeous and so unique! The good news is that you can enter to win a $50 gift card to Favery to spend on an item of choice. You have to visit Favery and see what a fun shopping experience it is and all the amazing pieces on there. Here are a few of my Favery favorites:
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Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run through July 13th.  Good Luck! :)


Friday, June 26, 2015

Perseverance


Happy Friday, y'all! One of my recent memory verses was Hebrews 12:1-2. This verse has meant a lot to me. It's one of those verses that I feel you can take apart, sentence by sentence (like Philippians 4:6) and truly meditate on it…relate it to the events currently going on in your life. Verses like this one are the ones I find myself reciting throughout the day. It's such a great comfort knowing that we always have God's promises to lean on. 

Why has this verse meant a lot to me? Well, you know that great feeling you get after completing a task? One that you didn't think you could complete? Or maybe one that took forever to complete? The rewarding feeling of accomplishment that comes after is great! It's one thing to have a to-do on your to-do list (fun or tedious). It's another to have to face something you've been worrying about for a while. But that's life! As Heather Lindsey always reminds, each season has it's trials and rewards. I've taken this verse apart. I love what it says about "running with perseverance the race marked out for us," but what I love even more is knowing that we are to fix our eyes on Jesus...the "pioneer and perfecter of faith." As I was saying how verses, such as this one, are ones I love to recite throughout the day, I believe this is a way to fix our eyes on Jesus as we run this crazy race of life. As you go throughout your day, pray to Him, remind yourself of His promises, and fix your eyes on Jesus. Our days are in His hands, and if we walk closely with Him, we will see His light for the race marked out for us.

What verses bring you encouragement on a daily basis? 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dots & Stripes

Dress: WH Clothier ℅, Sandals: Jack Rogers, Necklace: Kendra Scott, Bracelet: KJP, Bag: Tory Burch

Happy Monday, Friends! Are you in need of some outfit inspiration for the 4th of July?  Here's quite possibly the cutest dress I have ever seen to wear for July 4th. Stripes in the front, dots in the back, red, white and blue…I love it! Not only is it patriotic and perfect for the 4th, but it's also a huge pattern play on one dress. It's lightweight, breezy and so comfortable, also. You can purchase your's from WH Clothier  and receive 10% off your purchase when using the code PREPPY10 at checkout. The best part about shopping at WH Clothier is that 10% of every purchase is donated to an organization doing good or a person in need. WH Clothier is driven by one of my very favorite verses, Jeremiah 29:11, as they "intend to seek God wholeheartedly in this venture and encourage others to do the same."  I love that! Visit WH Clothier to read more.

What's your outfit inspiration for July 4th?

Stay Tuned!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Boardwalk Brights

Top: J.Crew, Denim: Loft, Bag: Tory Burch, Shoes: Tory Burch, Necklace: Loft, Bracelets: 1 / 2 / 3

I'm back to one of my favorite spots in New Smyrna to take pictures.  I don't know why, but I love this boardwalk! When you stand at the highest point on it, the view is gorgeous, especially when you catch a sunset. I'm also loving how bright and fun this shirt it. It's so colorful, that the outfit pairings with it are endless. 


I'm having so much fun at the beach. It has been different from any trip I have ever been on because beach time is minimal, but I love my time on the beach because it's with Madeline. She loves it too! The sound of the ocean has put her to sleep every time we have gone out. I take her out near the end of the day, and oh how I love sitting with her under the umbrella. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

For The Love Of Gingham


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Happy Thursday, Y'all! I have always been a gingham kind of girl. One of my go-to outfits for the summer is a gingham button down paired with white shorts or a white skirt (I love the simplistic look). What really caught my eye was this (pink) gingham duffle bag from Barrington Gifts. This bag isn't just available in gingham but can be customized with just about any pattern and in pretty much every color. Could it be any cuter?! I'm also in love with the gingham iPhone case. Gingham, gingham, gingham…I can't get enough!

What's your favorite gingham piece?

Stay Tuned!
 

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