cozy knits //

This past weekend, it finally felt like fall. It was perfect. My best friend was in town from Dallas and we brunched, sat on a patio, enjoyed day-drinking and of course, shopped. The gang was finally back together. Confession: The mall visit happily resulted in this outfit. I tried on this knit tunic from Gap over my dress and tadaaa: this. A great piece to take me through fall and into winter, this tunic can be styled a million ways. Lately, I've been feeling the minimal vibe and kept everything very simple with chic sunnies and hat to cover the sins from the previous night. As I get older, the recovery time isn't as quick as it used to be. Mazel. 
{Sweater: Gap, Dress: Zara, Boots: old Banana Republic (also love these), Hat: Banana Republic, Sunnies: Steven Alan via Beige}



gap denim days //

With the arrival of fall come many things: General happiness, pumpkin flavored beverages, fall festivals and digging out your denim. Gap Little Rock asked me to style three pair from its latest batch of fall merchandise. Here's what I came up with.
These are hands down my favorite, and the most flattering for me. While I've always been a fan of wide-leg pants, I read they other day that these are back and I thought to myself, 'where did they go?' When you have 'dem' hips, I like to balance out my shape with a wider bottom. These are a dark wash, which I love because they can easily be dressed up or down. They also have enough stretch to add the perfect amount of comfort. I love a classic white button-up with denim for a relaxed, yet polished feel. 
The ultra skinny (and stretchy) jeans are here to stay. I always love to go black with skinny jeans of course, they are more slimming. These are a denim staple for me this season as they can also be dressed up and down. I went for casual vibes here, pairing with a white v-neck tee and fun loafers with a cap-toe to keep the look fun. 

Tip: Always get these hemmed at the ankle. Having all of that extra fabric at the bottom of your leg looks sloppy.
I know what some of you may be thinking: no. I admit this is a bit of a wildcard look but I love the idea of dressing up an unexpected piece like overalls. They haven't quite hit the scene here yet but national bloggers I follow, especially those on the west coast, have been rocking these for the last few seasons and I don't hate it. Who's with me? 

Gap, I can always count on you to do denim right. Mazel.

Look one: 1969 Resolution Skinny Flare with Gap button-down and grey pumps from Zara and vintage clutch; sunnies by Steven Alan from Beige Little Rock.
Look two: 1969 Resolution Ultra Skinny with Gap tee and loafers from Sam Edelman.
Look three: 1969 Denim Cross-Back Overalls with blazer and navy pumps from Banana Republic. 

**Sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 


Little White Dress

LBD, I have a confession: I am cheating on you with the LWD. The truth is, I think there is enough room for both of you in my life but now that summer is here, I am in need of more little white dresses. I hope you understand. 

I believe every woman should have a white dress in their closet. Easy to dress up and down, it's versatile and can be worn to casual outings or snappy-chic summer parties. Lately, I've really gravitated toward white, well everything, which is nuts considering I have a five-month old but you know what — washing machines. I'm loving white blazers, pants, waistcoats and of course, dresses.  I'm going to embrace it, for now. We'll see how things go when she gets more mobile. Here's how I wore my LWD while I ran errands over the weekend.  

{Dress: Gap Little Rock (avail in store), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Hat: J.Crew, Bag and sunnies: Kate Spade, Bracelet and earrings: Dillard's, Belt: Banana Republic}


Midi Moments

Ah yes, the midi skirt. (Insert praising hands emoji) It's my chic answer to capris. When you're a mother and constantly bending down, getting your baby in and out of the car...etc., you don't want to show everyone Christmas in July because well, that's very un-chic and frankly, no one wants to see what's happening under here right now. #realtalk 

As part of my workday wardrobe capsule, which I'll be posting about next week, I included several midi length skirts and dresses. I know these are having a moment right now and I am embracing it with open arms. What's not to love? The midi is flattering, feminine and chic. The key to wearing these well is of course, fit. (Tailoring is so key, people.) Since there is a lot going on with the bottom half already, pair with a fitted top. The button-up was perfect for the office, and I've also paired with a crop (because it's high-waisted) for a night out. Demure with a lovely silhouette, the midi is a multi-seasonal staple.   

P.S. Could someone remind me to please wear a little blush and lipstick next time? 

{Skirt, top and bag: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Glasses: Kate Spade, Arm Party: F21, Banana Republic, Kristin Todd}



Must-Have Summer Dresses from Gap Little Rock

When it comes to summer style, I say yes to the dress.  Now and forever, dresses are the ultimate staple in a summer wardrobe. From fit and flare to light-weight cotton maxis, these are a zip-and-go option that are versatile for the office and the weekend. 

Here are my favorite must-have summer dresses from Gap Little Rock: 

{From left to right}
Black cami dress: $49.95
V-neck maxi: $79.95
Indigo tank shirtdress: $59.95
White dress: $69.95

*This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 



I am thrilled to officially introduce you to our baby girl, Ferrell Rachael McGrew. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen enough. Ha! But just in case you want to see more, here you go.

Ferrell was born on Feb. 12, 2015 just after midnight weighing six pounds and 11 ounces. She is absolute perfection and stole our hearts the second we met her. Everything I've heard about the first few months is absolutely true: It's hard, wonderful, exhausting, indescribably joyful and totally worth every second of the nearly 10 months it took for her to arrive.  I'm so incredibly blessed during this season of life and thank God every day for giving me this healthy and gorgeous family. Maternity leave wraps today and I head back to work Monday. I'll be posting about my simplified morning routine and the latest adoption of the wardrobe capsule craze. I am officially on board. Stay tuned. 
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The Jogger

Heeeyyy! I'm back! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've already been introduced to the newest love in my life: my daughter, Ferrell. I'll formally introduce her on LRBS in the next couple of days. Right now, I'm soaking up every single second I have with this munchkin during my last few days of maternity leave. 

Before I head back to work at SoirĂ©e, though, I've had to make a few wardrobe updates because I just grew a human, you know, in my body.  During this season of my life, it's all about simplicity and comfort for me. When you have an almost three-month-old in tow, you strive for comfort but don't want to don yoga pants ALL day, especially at the office. Say hello to the jogger pant from Gap Little Rock. Two words: elastic waist. Not familiar with these? All you need to know are these are REALLY comfortable pants that are acceptable to wear to places away from the sofa and a yoga mat.

When asked to style the jogger, I opted to pair with a boyfriend tee and blazer to add a little structure to the look. Include a pop of color for a finishing touch and you have a casually cool outfit perfect for a day at work that can also take you straight through happy hour. Mazel.

Style tip: Pair with cool sneaks, a baseball cap and a denim jacket for a more relaxed look. 
{Pants: Gap Little Rock, Tee: Target, Shoes: Zara, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Blazer: Banana Republic}


*This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own.