Cowboy Boots + Jeans

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top: J.Crew, similar // jeans: Joe’s // jacket: Barbour // vest: North Face // boots: Lucchese // sunglasses:  Ray-Ban //

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Matt and I escaped for a quick night to his farm and boy did we need it! He cooked steaks and his famous brown rice while I drank wine and baked (burnt) cookies. After that, we watched Maid in Manhattan and No String Attached…I can’t believe I talked Matt into watching BOTH of those movies. It was peaceful and perfect, just what we both needed.

I can’t get over how beautiful the weather is today! Yesterday it was windy and cold but now the sun is out and shining bright. Wishing I had a on a bikini and was laying out by the dock! But I can always count on my jeans and cowboy boots to keep me in my comfort zone!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
xx,

ss

Farm

Gift Guide For A College Kid

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her: Pure Barre // Hunter Rainboots // Slippers // Kendra Scott Earrings // Clarisonic // Kate Spade Planner // Barbour Jacket (get $25 off!) // Ray-Ban Aviators // Kate Spade Bag // Naked 2 Eyeshadow // Coffee Mug // Michael Kors Watch // Nail Polish //

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him: Barbour Jacket (get $25 off!)// Cowboy Boots // Beats Pill Speakers // Coasters // Santa Socks // Hat // Cole Hann Driving Shoes // Smathers & Branson Belt // Go Pro // Yeti Cooler // Jack Black Beard Shave //

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My boyfriend and I picked out some of our favorite things that we own as college kids! My top 3 favorites for her gifts would be Pure Barre, a Barbour jacket and a Clarisonic. Why? I’m crazy for Pure Barre I try to go 4 times a week in Tuscaloosa however we don’t have one at home and it makes me so sad! A Barbour jacket because it keeps you warm and stylish! A Clarisonic because it keeps your skin feeling good and without it I’d be lost. My boyfriends top 3 favorites for him are a Barbour jacket, cowboy boots, and a Yeti Cooler. Why? Because without a Barbour jacket he’d be cold and he can stay on trend even though he doesn’t even know it, plus sometimes we match and it’s really cute but don’t tell him I said that!!! Cowboy boots because every man should own a pair! A Yeti Cooler because what else are you suppose to keep your drinks in when you’re at a tailgate, on the boat, or at a date party!

Hope y’all enjoy

xx,

ss

Holiday Gifts For Him

 

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// hat // e- gift card // beard envy // wallet // 3/4 pull over // fitness wristband // key chain // barbour jacket // tie // camo socks // swell // portable grill // camo rubber hunting boots // belt // bocce ball set // wine stopper // camo toiltery case // travel bag //

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Lucky for me my dad, brother and boyfriend all share the same hobbies and interest so when it comes down to shopping for them it’s not too hard..basically get them something camo, or something that involves hunting, fishing or  anything outdoorsy. I’m not going to lie…I like shopping for them better than my Mom (sorry Mom).

xx,

ss

Camo

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

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Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

Camo, Rocksbox, C. Wonder. Jcrew // Shotguns & Seashells

 

top: Splendid // jacket: Jcrew, cheaper option from Old Navy // jeans: Blank Denim, similar // booties: Dolce Vita // purse: Louis Vuitton // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // belt: C. Wonder– strap & buckle // jewelry: Rocksbox

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I’m going to admit that I have gone a little camo crazy this fall..buying everything I see that is camo…like this jacket, a vest, button downs and even atheletic wear. So needless to say I need a camo intervention but it’s just too dang cute not to buy! Anyway, my boyfriends chocolate lab, Buddy paid a visit to Tuscaloosa for two weeks and while he was trying to take my photos he was also trying to hold Buddy so I figured I’d do him a favor and pose with Buddy instead, plus he is just the cutest chocolate lab ever!

Hope y’all had a great weekend!

xx,

ss

And Just Like That, Summer Ends

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top: Banana Republic Milly collab, similar // jeans: Joe’s Jeans // boots: Old West // spurs: Smith Brothers // bracelets: David Yurman & Hermes // ring: David Yurman

Another summer has come and gone, and I can’t believe it. I think for the most part a lot of y’all know that I am a horsey girl. I have been for as long as I could walk and Scout (my horse) has been in my life since I was 8 and I’m going on 22 in just a few weeks. Every summer, I come home to do what I love and that’s riding and being surrounded by Scout and even more horses. This summer has kept me busier than ever with blogging, working, daily horse responsibilities and an online class. I will admit that 3 months flew by faster than they usually do and I am beside myself about leaving and going back to school. Saying bye to my horse is my absolute least favorite goodbye aside from my family and this year it seems harder than ever. I am so beyond blessed for all of the support and amazing opportunities my family allows me to do which I think makes it so hard.

 Alright time to stop being emotional and get to the point.

I figured I would share with y’all an equestrian outfit post..and show y’all a side of me you have really never seen. I had the pleasure of shooting with my friend Kelsey of Natural Flash Images! This is something I do every summer with Scout now that we are both getting older (Scout is 20). I love to look back on these memories and photos to see how we both change. I could seriously ramble on all day about horses but I don’t want to bore y’all…

SO

I put on a fancy pair of blue jeans, my best jewels, one of my favorite tops and of course, one of my many pairs of cowboy boots! I think I have told y’all plenty of times how O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D I am with cowboy boots. And yes, I call them cowboy boots..they are NOT cowgirl boots. The term “cowgirl boots” is my #1 pet peeve besides chipped nails, it’s a pretty close tie. I hope y’all enjoyed my horsey/fashion photoshoot 🙂

After all Scout is the Shotguns to my Seashells.

xx,

ss

I met Scout on a hot summer day 14 years ago, he thought my hair was hay and the rest was history after that

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The Dorm Essentials Checklist With Pottery Barn

 Crazy to think that I lived in a dorm 3 years ago and now I’m starting my senior career, boy has the time flown by. There are plenty of things I wish I could have changed when I lived in the dorm and I know one of them was wishing I didn’t bring as much stuff with me! I am currently in college at the University of Alabama and I  lived in Julia Tutwiler Hall when I was a freshman which was an all girls dorm right next to Sorority Row. I happened to luck out and get a “pie shaped room”. Literally, in the shape of a slice of pie… the smallest room you could possibly have in the dorm.

dorm essentials

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leave it to me to decorate a dorm the same color scheme as my blog…
Here’s why you are going to want all these items:
1. A carpet because trust me…you are going to be tracking dirt in and out of your room. You’ll want to sit on the floor but it will either be too cold or dirty. Plus, the tile is just disgusting. Especially if it’s an old dorm…you don’t know what’s been on that tile. I suggest a rather large rug that will stretch to you and your roommates beds. But remeber to vacuum it weekly!
 2. A monogram pillow because adding personalization is key..especially when you’re home sick. You want to make yourself feel like you’re at home..and that way people will know which side of the room yours is!
3. A shower tote especially if you have community bathrooms…and don’t forget your shower flip flops!
4. A towel wrap…because you never know who is going to be running in and out of your room and if your roommate is there and you’re trying to get ready putting on a towel wrap is the best way to go. You also won’t dirty more clothes that way  (getting to the laundry part)
5. A jewelry holder or a shoe rack, I  turned mine into a spot to hold all of my hair products, lotions, cotton balls, and etc. Trust me…you will thank me later. It will leave more space on your desk
6. Yes…you’re going to want a laundry bag for the gruesome hauls to the laundry mat..and please don’t wait around like me and do you laundry until it is literally overflowing and you have no clothes left to wear.
7. A wooden monogram to add some more personalization to your room…go ahead and get your roommate one also so y’all can hang them above your beds 🙂
8. A bulletin board to hang up pictures of your family, old friends and the new friends that you meet!
9. Don’t try getting a make up organizer because when you’re in a rush to get to class  in the morning putting everything away in the same spot won’t happen…it will be the least of your worries. You’re roommate will use your make up (you think she won’t but she will)..so it’s not like she will put it back in the correct spot either. If you really don’t wanting her using your make up you can put it in a cosmetic bag and lock it away (coming next). Also, a makeup organizer will take up more space on your desk.
10. Yes, a trunk…or a least a lock for you closet. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of things that went missing because of my roommate and people just walking into my room and helping themselves if i want to be kind. I wish I would have had a giant chest like this to keep my most valuable things in so that wouldn’t have gotten stolen. Also, I highly suggest that if you have nice clothes, shoes, purses and etc..get a chain and lock for your closet door. I’m not trying to freak y’all out…but trust me. Things go missing…and people lie. Better safe than sorry.
And if you get the chance…Go Greek! It’s the best decision I ever made
I’m trying to be realistic here..there are a lot of things I wish I could have put in this post that I adore from Pottery Barn…but trust me I know what I’m doing! I’ve experienced it all. This is a college dorm room, not your bedroom at home. Imagine sharing your bedroom with another person…yeah it’s real.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
xx,
ss
Thank you Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post

floral, elephants and Kristalize!

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maxi: c/o eShakti (get 10% off with code “sgses” ) // purse: Kate Spade, similar // sunglasses: Ray-Ban from Sassy Boutique // earrings: c/o Kristalize // bracelets: Hermes and c/o Kristalize // shoes: Tory Burch //

 How cute is this maxi dress? It comes in 4 different colors and it’s PERFECT for summertime, AND if you use the promo code “sgses” you will get 10% off! Not only do you get a discount but Eshakti will customize the dress or anything else to your fit whether it’s length or width! Plus, you can’t forget to accessorize it so be sure to check out Kristalize Boutique for classic yet simply stunning pieces!

If you have any questions on the promo code or dress please feel free to email me at shotgunsandseashells@gmail.com

HAPPY SATURDAY

xx,

ss

photo creds to my Dad 🙂

Camo you see me ?

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I’ve seen camo trending a lot this year and to be honest I’m shocked but I LOVE it! To me, camo has always been made for hunting, which is a normal activity that I partake in, so I wasn’t expecting to see it in fashion. I must say that I have grown fond of seeing it though, especially from some of my favorite brands.Currently, I’m craving this camo button down, and C. Wonder clutch (plus, you can monogram it..#WINNING). My most recent camo surprise was when I saw that Valentino joined in on this, especially with their sling backs. Can you say crystals and studs? I’d do anything for this shoe, I’d even wear them hunting! The point of this is that camo comes in all different shades, shapes, and styles- now get on this trend!
What do you think about all of this camo?
p.s. my favorite brand for hunting is Under Armour for Women 
xx,
ss
CAMO YOU SEE THIS POST OR NOT?
(I know I’m cheesey)