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Office Update with kate spade new york Desk Accessories

All other office decor linked below!

 I'm so excited to share my favorite room in the house with y'all today! My office recently got a mini face-lift and I absolutely love it. I spend lots of time in this space so it's important that it is a place that I love, feel inspired in, and can keep organized. I purchased the big furniture a few years ago {desk, cube shelves, bookcase, ghost chair} & wanted to use those pieces but incorporate a few new accessories to brighten/freshen up the room! 

First, I think the biggest statement piece is this new rug from Rugs USA. I bought a rug on this site last year to use in Beckam's nursery. It has held up great for the past year so I knew Rugs USA should be my go-to for a new office rug! I wanted a bold black and white print and when I saw this one, I knew it was perfect. {& you can't beat the price!!Also: stay tuned to Instagram because I will be giving away a rug from Rugs USA soon

When I started shopping for new desk accessories, I knew exactly where to start. kate spade new york not only makes some of my favorite bags, shoes and clothing [see my posts wearing them here] but they also have lots of cute stuff for the office. I'm obsessed with all of the white, gold and clear acrylic pieces & knew they would fit in perfectly with things I already had in my office! The best part of it all? They're high quality and affordable! Some of my favorites are this leopard notebook {under $15!}, these gold pens, and these striped file folders! I was able to add several kate spade new york desk accessories to my office without breaking the bank.

Something I think everyone needs in their office is a really cute picture frame. This kate spade new york one is absolutely gorgeous. The details are so pretty in person! Of course I had to add one of my favorite pictures from Beckam's newborn shoot to the frame. Not only would this be a great piece to add to your office but it would also make the best gift! We all have lots of weddings, bridal showers and other events coming up and this would be a special gift to give. If you are looking for a little larger gift- this tray is stunning. While I am using it in my office, it would be great in many other places throughout the home!

I am so glad I finally got to share my office with you! Unfortunately, this is all getting packed up when we move in 2 months BUT I will definitely be re-creating almost the same space in our new home in Virginia!  And since you've all shared that you love kate spade new york just as much as I do, be sure to check out this really cute outfit I shared earlier this week here. xox

kate spade new york items are c/o
A huge thank you to kate spade new york for sponsoring this post. And thank you to my sweet readers who support the brands that support my blog! 

If you have questions about any of the office decor, please let me know!

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The Perfect Shirtdress with Pops of Pink

Ok y'all, how GORGEOUS is this Spring weather? Here in Oklahoma we are looking at a 90 degree day! Yesterday we spent the majority of the day outside, in the pretty sunshine! Today, we are heading to the Tulsa Zoo with my parents. Beckam has been to the zoo one other time and he absolutely loved it! We literally spent over an hour watching the gorillas because he was so fascinated with them that he cried every time I tried to leave. ha! So I can't wait to spend the day with our family outside in the gorgeous weather!

Speaking of gorgeous things... This dress!! When I opened this beauty from the box, I instantly fell in love! It is seriously THE perfect shirtdress. The blue & white is a classic combo, but right on trend this season! And the fit is just perfection. I think it would look good on everyone! I added this fun tassel necklace for a bright pop of pink. You might remember I also have the earrings that match from this post. If you follow me on Instagram, prepare to see this necklace in almost every outfit this Spring. I'm clearly having a moment with pink. #guilty 

But the item from this outfit that is hands-down my favorite? This BAG!! Holy swoon y'all! A bow? Tassels? Crossbody? Yes to ALL! It is the perfect size to fit the necessities for any girl on the go. Obviously the color matches everything so it's not hard to picture it going with every outfit! And if you need something just a little bigger, you're in luck! This bag comes in a larger size here. I'm thinking about getting this size in black! I really can't think of a more perfect bag. But then again, I expect nothing less from kate spade new york. They seriously nail the purse game every. single. time. Ok, let's be honest. I love just about everything from them! I actually rounded up several of my favorites from their new arrivals below! My kate spade new york cart is full right now & just waiting for me to checkout! lol 

Well I hope you girls go enjoy some time outdoors today if your weather is anything like ours!  And since Spring is right around the corner, make sure you are ready for these pretty days & grab this pretty little shirtdress! You won't be disappointed. Promise! xox

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A big thank you to kate spade new york for collaborating with me on this post!

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White Lace Top and Pink Jeans

I posted this look on Instagram last week and y'all seemed to love it!! So I wanted to share a few more pictures of this pretty lace top paired with pink jeans and my favorite statement necklace here on the blog! I've had several of my friends break over and buy this necklace after they have seen just how much it goes with. When I first got it, I was afraid the color wouldn't match a lot. I was so wrong! If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen me wear it a ton the last few months! 

We are off to Missouri for the weekend to visit our family! With our move to Virginia coming up so soon, we are trying to spend as much time with everyone as we can. I can't believe our 4 years in Oklahoma are already over! I also can't believe Beckam turns 1 in less than a month. Time is flying by!

Well I hope you guys have a great weekend! If you have any exciting plans, share them with me below! Also be sure to check out more from Pulse Fashion [where this top and sandals are from] because they are adding lots of cute new things for Spring! xo

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Colorful Travel Products & My Top 10 Packing Tips

After a recent trip to New Orleans & with several upcoming trips, I thought I would share a few packing tips I've learned over the years. Since we live away from our family, we do a lot of traveling. Through all of our trips & travels, I've figured out how to make the best of the space you have. 

I was recently introduced to mywalit products and they have been a game changer. First of all, the Italian leather smells so good and it is buttery soft! Plus, the bright colors are so fun and make it easy to pick out my things! They just introduced a travel collection [in addition to all of their other leather goods] that is perfect for anyone with a trip or vacation this Spring / Summer. From iPad and laptop cases to handbags & more, mywalit has something for everyone. Actually, make that somethings. ha! You seriously won't find a better collection of high quality leather items, in bright & fun colors at a better price! 

I wanted to share my top 10 packing tips of ways to maximize your space without sacrificing the things you need. Take it from me- there have been far too may times I have both OVER packed and UNDER packed. Neither are fun. So below are the guidelines I follow to make every trip easy! 

TIP 1: Make a packing list! Before a trip I literally go through and put on every single outfit [top, bottoms, shoes, jewelry, bag] to make sure I like how it looks together! I then write it all out so I don't stand at my suitcase, staring, trying to figure out what to wear at my destination. This also helps to keep in your purse just in case your luggage gets lost! It's basically an inventory list too. Don't ask me why I know that. Ha!

TIP 2: When you're packing, choose a color scheme and plan all of your outfits around that. I will usually pick browns or blacks and then golds or silvers. That way I can really narrow down my shoes, bags and jewelry that I pack.

TIP 3: Choose things that can mix and match! This kind of goes along with #2... Make sure that your tops go with several bottoms and vice-versa. This allows you to pack less things to make more outfits! Fun fact: When we went to Europe for nearly 3 weeks, I only packed a carry-on. A SERIOUS accomplishment for me. But I was able to do it because every top and bottom mixed with so much!

TIP 4: Roll, don't fold! This really makes a difference! You can squeeze so much more into your suit case if you roll everything instead of folding! This does take more time when packing but if space is an issue, it's definitely worth it!

TIP 5: Fill up your shoes! The inside of shoes kind of become dead space! I take advantage of it & fill my shoes with socks, under garments, charger cords and even jewelry. If you are going somewhere cold and have boots, put rolled up clothes in there! Take advantage of every piece of space. 

TIP 6: Put dryer sheets in your suitcase! This is a great way to keep everything smelling fresh and clean. 

TIP 7: Double bag your toiletries! Again, learn from my experience. Ha! I put things like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, etc. into a large Ziploc bag. I then put it inside of another Ziploc bag for extra protection. Nothing ruins a trip like soapy clothes. Ugh

TIP 8: Invest in lightweight luggage! Anyone else guilty of always being right at 50 pounds? Well last summer I weighed my empty suitcase and realized that was a big part of the problem. It was awfully heavy itself! I actually bought this luggage this Fall and I LOVE it. All three pieces are right around $100. It is SUPER lightweight and allows me the space / poundage to pack more!

TIP 9: Get a luggage identifier! This is especially helpful if you are checking bags at the airport. I'm actually less worried about me getting the wrong luggage and more worried about someone else grabbing mine! I have added something as simple as a pink ribbon to the handle that makes it easy to spot. You can also get fancy and buy a monogrammed handle cover!

TIP 10: Pack your shoes in a shower cap! Ok, so if you think about it, the bottom of your shoes are diiiiiirty! I don't love having my shoes on top of clean, packed clothes. So buy a shower cap [super cheap!] and put shoes in them! It's flexible so you can still move them around as needed in your suitcase but keeps the dirt off of everything else!

Well that's it! Let me know if you have any other helpful travel tips I should add! xo

A special thank you to mywailt for sponsoring this post!

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