mint + cork

mint + cork
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Lately, I have been seeing a lot of cork and Kate Spade New York’s Cork Keds are beyond adorable. I’ve decided that I need a pair for myself, but I was curious if they are a true fit or not! Mint was a big hit last year for spring and it is making a come back again this spring. I can’t get enough of Essie’s Mint Candy Apple it’s a great transition color from winter to spring!  These are just a few of my favorite mint + cork goodies!

taking on the big city


I couldn’t get enough of the Bergdorf Goodman window displays!


IMG_6244top view from the Peninsula



Day 1 of Coterie for the Sassy and Punch girls!



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Jonathan Adler beach hats!


Dinner at Nobu!IMG_6315

Stroll through Central Park


Mara Hoffman


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Dinner at the Plaza


Brunch at Sarabeth’sIMG_6362

Fat & Flurry French ToastIMG_6376


Henri Bendel was the most incredible department store!IMG_6401

Cab RideIMG_6435

On top of the Rockefeller IMG_6438 IMG_6439

Cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery


saying bye to my Mama

I can’t even begin to describe all the fun experiences NYC gave to me, especially being my first visit as a fashion blogger. As you can probably tell by the many posts I made this past weekend, I had a hard time not taking pictures of just about everything the city had to offer. Going to ENK International Coterie, shopping at Henri Bendel, and pretending to be Eloise at the Plaza were the highlights of my trip. Coterie was unbelievable! I learned about all of the trends and designer’s lines for Fall 2014. Lumber jack plaid, snakeskin, and hints of leather will continue to line the racks while colors like navy, wine, olive, and plum will be the stars of the color wheel. My favorite vendors, not surprisingly, included names like Trina Turk, Kate Spade, and Tory Burch along with Minnie Rose, Dee Keller, and Mara Hoffman. Not to mention, I got to meet Brighton Keller of “Brighton the Day” blog. The trip seemed to fly by and I wouldn’t say no to another go around but I think it’s safe to say I’m where I should be in the south- the craziness of city life just isn’t for me!

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Stripes + Booties

IMG_3788IMG_3792IMG_3776| dress: h&m (similar, Minnie Rose) |  booties: Vince Camuto (on sale) | purse: Rebecca Minkoff MAC  | sunglasses: Ray- Ban | jewels: David Yurman + Hermes | lips: Stila Amore | nails: OPI Give Me Moor |

 I had the time of my life in NYC and can’t wait to share everything with y’all tomorrow. I wish my plane had taken me back to Florida last night instead of Alabama though. Today I just want to be some place warmer (which I think is apparent by my outfit choice)! But I still love this look- it’s comfy, casual and can still be dressed up!



(photos by Charlotte Fleishal)

Who says you can’t wear chartreuse in the winter?



IMG_3845 IMG_3847| dress: Tibi from Sassy Boutique, (similar)| booties: C. Wonder, (similar) | purse: Brahmin (similar) | bracelets: David Yurman + Hermes + VB | watch: David Yurman | ring: David Yurman | lips: Stila Amore |

I have been in love with this Tibi dress since the day I saw it hanging in Sassy Boutique! I knew I had to have it, and I’ve been dying to wear it! It’s absolutely adorable and the bright chartreuse makes you feel so much happier in the winter.

Only 3 more days until I head to might be seeing a repeat of this dress because I love it so much!



(photos by CF)

Charlotte Anabar Designs


If you love fun graphic prints Charlotte Anabar Designs is going to be your go to designer! Whether you’re a free spirit, citrus lover or ambitious her prints were meant for you. But that’s not all because she can make you a custom print if you please! Charlotte sells her designs on her etsy site Charlotte Anabar Designs. On the side, Charlotte also helps her family  by marketing their local wedding venue known as Waldo’s Secret Garden in Vero Beach, FL.

Here are some of my favorites:


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Here’s more about Charlotte:

Charlotte Anabar Tripson entertained an early love for vintage graphics, chic design, screen prints & the age ole’ letterpress.  She is currently a student at the University of Central Florida, Charlotte is in the School of Visual Arts and Design.  Hoping to take the world by storm she chose the digital media track with a concentration in web design to learn different aspects of the biz: branding, illustrations, web, internet interaction, video production, animation and graphics.   When she isn’t designing, blogging, or attending school – she’s working closely with her family in Vero Beach branding and marketing their new wedding venue which is also their private residence.

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What’s in my suitcase for NYC?

I Love New York
I am so excited to go to New York City next weekend for the ENK International Coterie Fashion Market. I am going for a boutique back at home (Vero Beach, FL) called Sassy Boutique! Sassy has been around since as long as I have and it is hands down my favorite store at home, not to mention the owner Deana Marchant, is like my second mother! I get everything I need from there whether it’s a formal dress, jeans, or shoes. Sassy has it! I am also so excited to see my Mom, Deana, and my friend Grace! It has been over a month since I last saw them and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This Alabama girl is headed north, but bringing the south with her! Be on the lookout for my post while I’m in the Big Apple! Also, follow my Instagram shotgunsandseashells to get the most recent updates of our trip!
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Snakeskin + Leather

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blouse: snake print  | skirt: faux leather, (plenty to choose from) | booties: c.wonder (old, similar) | clutch: c.wonder (old, similar) | ring: David Yurman | watch: David Yurman (yes, it’s men’s) | bracelets: David Yurman & Hermes| sunglasses: ray-ban| nails: OPI Give Me Moor|