In The Mix 1.1: Spring Groove

Finally it’s cruzin’ time. Windows down, music a notch below blast. Spring brings out the best in everything – everyone it seems.

Naturally only the best in funk to set the mood for warm days and nights. Listen out for the horns, they are oh so good.

In The Mix:
1. ISSAC HAYES // After Five
2. MARVIN GAYE // T Plays It Cool
3. ISSAC HAYES // Run Fay Run
4. BRASS CONSTRUCTION // Changin’
5. KOOL & THE GANG // Summer Madness


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Out West

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Long absences from the blog mean several things. And all chalk up to work. Fun work. Funny, I take tons of photos when I can, annoying many, but rarely take the time to share a few. Although instagram and I have grown much closer.

We headed west last week to celebrate my mother. Some parts were straight out of an episode of Bonanza – my dad, the experienced horse whisperer, going for an unintentional joy ride in a creek with his horse Lady. Hilarious!

**Way behind the scene, I’ve created new leather goods for the shop. Stay connected for the reveal.


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Hyper Street Crosser

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A red dress and an open street equal strut strut goofy face. Haha. I know my husband was wondering why I was cheesing so hard while I did a seemingly simple task. “Ok Whitney, it’s not hard, just walk.” But in my mind, everything has potential to be entertaining. Everything!

Make the most of your day good people, regardless of how routine and mundane it may be.


Dress: Gift from the parents, Anthropologie
Accessories: Freshly Given (SHOP)


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Who Needs Frontals?

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A new discovery in my own state, and all I could think was “Why didn’t I get married here?” If you ask me to plan your wedding, don’t be surprised if I post you and your groom at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Likely in the middle of a field for the best camera shot. You’ll thank me later.

The Man and I avoided obvious paved paths, to feel a bit more adventurous and touch the artwork. Did we miss the Touch It You Buy It signs?. I thought you would appreciate watching me watch the beauty that is North Carolina. Who cares about my face…

Ahh, God’s creation is magnificent.

Thank you to The Man for the lovely photos.


Shorts: vintage
Tee: who knows
Accessories: Shop | Freshly Given


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DIY | Greek Style Top and Cute Skirt

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Alright Alright good people. This is by far one of my favorite DIYs, and you can achieve it without a sewing machine.

You will need:
1. Maxi Skirt OR Large, ill-fitting skirt
2. Safety pins (not stick pins)
3. Scissors
3. Needle and Thread OR Sewing Machine OR Stitch Witchery (For hemming edges)

Step 1:
Cut the skirt to the length you’d like. Just make sure you have enough for your top. Hem the bottom to give it a more refined look. You’re done with the skirt. Whoop!
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Step 2:
Using the bottom half of the original skirt, open the split (if you have one) or one of the seams. If you have neither, cut open the skirt and make sure to hem those edges.

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Step 3:
Using the panel of fabric you now have, pin two edges at your shoulder blade. The rest will drape around your lovely form. Take your other safety pins and pin the top to your liking. Get creative, just cover up those boobs.

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You’re done!


Original Skirt: Grandma’s closet find
Leather Bracelet : Shop Freshly Given


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