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!



Kate Spade Show RoomIMG_6286 IMG_6290

Jonathan Adler beach hats!


Dinner at Nobu!IMG_6315

Stroll through Central Park


Mara Hoffman


Dee Keller IMG_6333 IMG_6335

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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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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And The Snow Day Continues

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photo 1jacket: Burberry  sweater: Gap leggings: Target  scarf: Lilly Pulitzer Florida Murfee Scarf (old) boots and socks: L.L. Bean purse: Rebecca Minkoff sunglasses: Ray-Ban lips: Stila Sangria 

What do ya know, school is canceled again tomorrow! I wish it would snow in Alabama more often! I could get use to this weather if that was the case. It’s time for the weekend! RTR



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Cold Alabama Weather

Take a peak at what I’m wearing in this cold Alabama weather! I’m trying to stay as warm as I possibly can by still adding a pop of color..in hopes that the sun will come back out! (schools canceled I’ve got nothing better to do than blog!)cold alabama weather