Early Fall Favorites

Fall Fashion Favorites

  1. ‘Marley’ Crystal Cuff Loren Hope – love the little crystals on the ends! adds just enough sparkle to the cuff!
  2. Autumn Plaid Scarf Nordstrom – scarf season is almost here!! hold your breath! the plaid trend is back!!!
  3. Blue Blouse J.Crew– this stylish, classy blouse is great for a night out or casual day style! the little hint of ruffles makes it adorable!
  4. Mesh Inset Leggings Nordstrom– you can never have too many leggings!!! these will be my next pair!
  5. Denim Jacket Nordstrom– I desperately need to invest in one of these!!! they are in style!!!
  6. Shawl Cardigan Nordstrom– layer up with this cardi!!!!
  7. Heeled Ankle Boot ASOS– this color is everything!! I love the light tan, caramel with dark skinnies & swing dresses!
  8. Drop Earrings Nordstrom– remind me of the Kendra Scott ones that are similar! great pair to wear with everything!
  9. Leather Mini Skirt Nordstrom– hello cheeky!!! love this with other the knee boots!! fall favorite!
  10. ‘Sidney’ Sunglasses Nordstrom– love the shape of these sunnies!
  11. Floppy Wool Hat Nordstrom– a fall and winter must! I’ve been stocking up on accessories like this!
  12. Smock Dress ASOS– I have been in a black and lace mood lately! This adorable dress combines both!!
  13. Off-The-Shoulder Blouse Nordstrom– this top is just darling! is feminine and cute!!
  14. Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic Nordstrom– have this in white & I love, love, love! The length is perfect to wear with skinny jeans!
  15. Leather Crossbody Bag Tory Burch– available in various colors! love the cross body bags because they are fairly small, but hold everything you would need!

Even though it’s every bit of 95 degrees here in ATL, I am counting down the days til cooler weather & dreaming of a new fall wardrobe! These are some of my current favorites and I am debating on ordering a couple of these items! Enjoy!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Bun Cuff Love

IMG_3140 IMG_3139 IMG_3141 IMG_3143 IMG_3138 IMG_3142

Bun Cuff Chloe + Isabella  \\ Ring & Bracelet David Yurman

It never fails.. I start the day with my hair down and styled, but eventually I end up pulling it back! so now, instead of resorting to my usual hair ties, I carry this bun cuff with me & use it to keep my hair off my neck and out of my way. It’s something a little different than your usual rubber band! You can style it like I did, in a low bun! or rock the topknot bun with this bun cuff (which is my favorite)!

and speaking of hair.. I really need to do some tutorials for y’all! I have received so many messages and comments about it.. I promise as soon as things slow down I will get to it 😉 I have so many to-do’s on my blog list!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Floral Two-Piece Set

IMG_3882 IMG_3878 IMG_3871 IMG_3880 IMG_3885 IMG_3870 IMG_3874 IMG_3879 IMG_3884 IMG_3881

Two-Piece Set SheIn |  Wedges B.P. |  York Buckle Tote Tory Burch | Bracelet Kendra Scott  |  Watch Jord  |  Red Lipstick MAC

Back to School! Back to Work! & I am already missing my family & fiancé.. I spent my weekend in Kentucky, searching for wedding venues! Any luck? not really.. being from a small town, with limited event centers is a struggle when you are like me. we visited over 5 places but nothing caught our eye. we’ll just have to keep on looking!

I actually wore this Saturday and it was the perfect day outfit! The flowly style was so great in that 95 degree KY heat! very airy, light weight, and semi-casual! The pattern kinda speaks for itself so I kept my accessories and shoes very neutral! highly, highly recommend this set!!! It’s definitely one of my favorite 😉

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

A Toast to Love & a Maroon Midi

IMG_3558 IMG_6729 IMG_3553 IMG_6617 IMG_3561 IMG_3547 IMG_3559 IMG_3543 IMG_3551 IMG_3560 IMG_3544 IMG_3554 IMG_3566

Midi Dress (very similar one) \\ Kendra Scott Earrings  \\ Heels

These were my first real “pictures” wearing my ring & I just had to get so many because the champagne glass complimented it so well!  && I am overly obsessed with it lol —  I am still adapting to the “engaged” & “fiancé” terms and slowly coming down from Cloud 9 😉 This weekend C & I are headed to Kentucky to maybe start the early stages of wedding planning.. and b/c I am dying to see Oslo!!!!! I haven’t gotten to see him in over 3 weeks & I can’t tell you how much I miss that furry little boy!!! celebrations are slowly coming in order with our pup, family, and friends!! Can’t wait for you all to be apart of this journey with me!! I know I’ll be using my blog as a creative outlet to vent about wedding stories, stresses, and future plans! Thank you all for stopping by & tuning into beyoutiful blog!!!  love, T

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Casual Canadian Style

IMG_3791 IMG_3800 IMG_3797 IMG_3785 IMG_3802 IMG_3796 IMG_3803 IMG_3799 IMG_3795 IMG_3788 IMG_3789

BLACK TOP  \\  SKINNY JEANS  \\  SCARF  \\ SHOES  \\  SUNGLASSES \\  RING  \\ BRACELET  \\ BANGLE

my favorite thing about this look is the scarf!!  oh & the shoes.. let’s not forget about the shoes 😉

I wore this to explore Victoria, Canada on our cruise and it was the perfect casual, street roaming style! The scarf is a thin material, easy to take on & off (depending on the temp), & it has the cutest tassel ends!! I actually snagged it from Target right before we left because I knew it would be a great accessory to wear if it was chilly outside & it goes with everything!

The shoes are also some of my new favorites! I have been wearing them with activewear leggings, jeans, and shorts! They are lots of similar styles and colors out there, so i suggest shopping around & investing in a pair! when sandal season is out you will want these!!!

& as I mentioned earlier, this was my Victoria, Canada outfit! I just have to point out that this city was so great! C & I definitely want to go back at some point! I think I read a stat about how they have the most restaurants per capita or proximity… (something along those lines).. which we definitely noticed this trend! They had some great shopping areas, nice food choices, and wonderful views!! Cities on the water are my favorite & this would be a great vacation option!!!! 😉  and if you need any more recommendations lmk! Have a great day!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Camo, Cargo, Chic

IMG_3706 IMG_3704 IMG_3709 IMG_3714 IMG_3720 IMG_3703 IMG_3705 IMG_3708 IMG_3707 IMG_3711 IMG_3716 IMG_3710 IMG_3718

Utility Brown Jacket MeronaCamo Print Tee Target |  Moto Leggings Nordstrom | Western Booties Steven Daly (these are very similar to mine) | Watch Fossil

I like to call this outfit the Camo & Cargo Chic Style <3 and what better place to sport this outfit than in Alaska!? I just feel like the cold, nature vibes are the perfect environment to wear a camo shirt and utility jacket!!!  & speaking of jackets.. this one is a MUST for fall and winter! size up so you can wear layers underneath it (flannels, sweaters, waffle tops, tees) & its still slim enough to wear another coat over it! The sporty look is adorable and is easy to dress up or down!!!  Also, if you are really digging the camo trend, look at this dress (only $55) or this hoodie (only $48)! I love them both <<3

p.s.- I am sooooo ready for fall!!!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

#candtengagedatsea

IMG_8717 IMG_8521 Mountain Engagement Photo IMG_8514 9632_Clint-52 IMG_8506 9632_Clint-38 9632_Clint-20 9632_Clint-26 IMG_8704 IMG_8709 IMG_8715 9632_Clint-46 IMG_8714

Happy Monday!!! I have finally found myself settled back in ATL, starting classes today, and finding some time to share my engagement story and cruise pictures with you all!  before we begin.. I apologize for the long, sappy, lovey dovey post, but my heart & head are currently on Cloud 9.. & idk if I’ll ever come back down haha 😉

So.. for starters.. How did C & I meet? I know I have shared this on my blog before, but for all you newbies, we have been life long friends! We grew up going to my uncle’s basketball games together, on family vacays, and spending our weekends on the lake. It wasn’t until the summer going into my sophomore year of college that we really connected and hit it off! Right before I was suppose to head back to Atlanta for my 2nd year here at GaTech, C asked me out. We had our first date on the river, in Owensboro, KY.  He was originally only planning on coming for 1 night, but he ended up staying all weekend (that should’ve been sign #1 – I just couldn’t get enough of him). The following week I drove to his home town (Paducah, KY) and surprised him at work! I sent him a snap outside of his office & it said, “Is it bring your gf to work today yet?”  from there on out the rest is kinda history.  We have had so many ups and downs the past 3 years, filled with lots of love, endless fights, romantic moments, hardships, and unforgettable memories. I could lie and say it’s been easy, but it hasn’t. We have had to work twice as hard to keep this going.. because anyone in a long distance relationship knows just how tough it really can be. but through it all we’ve not only been madly in love, but we’ve been best friends! & there is nobody else I would rather spend forever with!!

Engagement!!!!!!! alright here we are & we have we planned this once in a lifetime vacation.. and yes we have spent so much time talking about a future life, marriage, and what not (I  mean.. we do have a dog together 😉 all in all a commitment in itself) so naturally, I thought an engagement might be in the cards. I packed my bag full of potential “engagement outfits” and spent countless nights awake dreaming of that moment…  to fully share the story I am just going to create a replica of the timeline we experienced & give you the details of the full day (cause little hints along the way make it really special)

9:00 AM – wake up in Seattle after a night out with my family! we grab breakfast on the pier, chat about our upcoming school schedules, and plan for our day around the city

11:00 AM – we head to Pike Marketplace — It was so crowded we decided to head to the Space Needle

11:45 AM- we are the Space Needle, C is checking his phone to verify our arrival time for the cruise.. he suddenly starts freaking out & getting visibly upset (which he never does —  I am always the high strung stressed out one) so.. I remain super, super calm when he tells me we haven’t printed our luggage tags or boarding passes. I blow it off & am like, “no way they don’t let us on the ship.. we’re going to be fine”  *** ding, ding, ding – SIGN #1 – he is planning a proposal for that night and freaked out of his mind that we aren’t even going to be able to get on the ship!!!!

1:45 PM – we get through the baggage line, go through security, and are almost home safe to check in & board — C says, “I made dinner reservations at the nice Italian Place tonight” ***ding, ding, ding – SIGN #2 – I am the planner!!! always, always, always.. but I still didn’t catch the hint, “I was just like wow you made reservations.. what!?” he said, “I know Italian is your favorite” – I respond, “well how about we just go somewhere low key tonight since it’s our first night on the ship”  Here I am messing up his engagement plans cause I am so anxious about exploring the ship and worried our dinner reservations will get messed up!

3:30 PM- we finally board the ship & get to our room.  Being my OCD self I immediately start unpacking. After I finished my stuff, I grabbed C’s backpack and was about to start unpacking his! ***ding, ding, ding – SIGN #3 he says, “no I got it. I don’t want you to have to do that baby” & normally he wouldn’t care.. but I just thought, “wow – he’s being sweet and doesn’t want me to have to do all his work too” at this point I still have no clue he is going to propose

4:30 PM- we go to book excursions.. being a girl, a planner, and super curious all the time I am thinking in my head, “ok.. wonder if he would propose on any of these excursions?”

5:30 PM- we head back to the room.. I said, “well we have some time to kill, want to go shoot a blog post before dinner” he said, “sure!”  I asked, “do you like this olive romper or maroon dress better? or can I go causal? what are you wearing?”  this is so normal because we always bounce our clothes ideas off each other.. if I wear Nike sweats, he wears Nike sweats.. If I am fixed up, he likes to get fixed up.. it’s like our thing.. when we bum, we bum! when we clean up, we clean up!  so.. he responds, “no let’s look nice tonight” ***ding, ding, ding – SIGN #4 – C wants to get cleaned up!! I just throw on the romper and we head to the deck to shoot some pics!

6:15 PM- finish up the blog post and head back in, he says, “wow, T, your hair is looking like a hot mess” ***ding, ding, ding – SIGN #5 – “are you going to recurl it?” he asked me… ya, right.. no way I am recurling my hair.. still am not catching the hints here…

6:45 PM – “ok, come on, let’s just go on to dinner. I am hungry. maybe they can seat us early!” I say..  “No Torunn.. they may be busy.. let’s just wait a couple more minutes” *** ding, ding, ding – SIGN #6 – he obviously had a timeline with the proposal, reservation, and photographer!! that’s why he wanted to stick to the time frame!!

7:00 PM – sit down at dinner and C says, “let’s get a bottle of wine”  followed by, “you should’ve set on this side. the view of the sunset is so spectacular” (which it’s a good thing I didn’t because I would’ve seen the photographer walk in) *** ding, ding, ding – SIGN #7 – order a bottle of wine when we have the free drink package???? hmmm… I’m not opposed though… so we order my favorite kind, which is kind of hard to find, Albarino!!  &&& sit with the prettiest view ever!!! 😉

7:30 PM- the best meal I may have ever had arrives, lobster and pasta!!! literally my two favorite things.. and I start to notice C is acting weird.. I didn’t think too much of it though because I am the talker in the relationship & I spent all of dinner talking about random stuff.. but I kinda said, “you’re being weird tonight”  he totally blew it off… then I catch him looking at his watch! *** ding, ding, ding – SIGN #8-   HeLLO! we are on a cruise, where do we have to be!? time isn’t a thing rn……. but I still didn’t get catch on! & he’s just anticipating 8 PM when he’s going to pop the question and the photographer jumps out

8:00 PM – we finish up, look at the dessert menu, and he says, “take a pic with me?”  okkkkkk this is the biggest *ding, ding, ding of them all!!!!! – SIGN #9 – C never asks to takes pictures!!! that’s me. always me!!!!!!!!  I immediately respond, “what!? you never want to take a picture?  like do you want to stand up or stay sitting down? what’s gotten into you!?”  in all honesty, it still hadn’t even occurred to me that he might be popping the question.. like I genuinely thought it was coming later on the cruise if it came at all.  so… I stand up, take the picture with him. go to reach for my phone, turn around…… &&&& OMGGGGGG there is my handsome boyfriend, on one knee, shaking, and looking up at me with his big brown eyes…. ekkkkkk!!! I’m shocked. ok.. literally in shock…. let’s look at the pics before we continue the story!!

9632_James (3 of 10) 9632_James (2 of 10) 9632_James (1 of 10) 9632_James (4 of 10) 9632_James (6 of 10) IMG_6555 9632_James (5 of 10) 9632_James (7 of 10) 9632_James (8 of 10) 9632_James (9 of 10) 9632_James (10 of 10)

my thoughts– I am in tears.. I can’t stop crying.. Idk what he even said to me.. Idk what is happening.. omg.. did I answer him!? (I said, “of course” btw) ahhh.. he can’t get the ring on my finger.. I am so tense.. I am shaking.. people are clapping.. flashes are going off!!!!!! OKKK!!! what just happened!??

yeah…. on August 13th, 2016 the man of my dreams asked me to marry him & it will forever be one of the best days of my life!!!

8:15 PM – 3 AM – we called people, we laughed together, we cried, we ordered everything on the room service menu, I didn’t take my eyes off the ring, and we officially started a new chapter in our lives!!!

4 AM – I fell asleep for an hour

5 AM – woke up to my fiancé, feeling high on love, thanking God, and celebrating with endless messages!!!!!!!!

what a day, what a day!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still in a shocked state of mind & trying to wrap my head around it all! from here we are still deciding on future plans, discussing wedding dates & venues, & ready to be reunited with our little Oslo!

Cheers to love & my happily ever after!!!!

 

Hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I have sharing it!! xoxoxo, T

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Alaskan Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Outfit IMG_3728 IMG_6698 IMG_3734 IMG_3772 IMG_3733 IMG_6717

Green Military Vest Pleione | Striped Boatneck Tee Merona | Black Skinny Jeans Urban Outfitters | Burgundy Booties Steve Madden | Bracelets Pandora, David Yurman | Ring David Yurman | Pearl Earrings Ralph Lauren | Sunglasses Ray Ban

Happy Friday to you all!!! Hope you had a wonderful week!

Today is my last day on the cruise ship & we are headed to Canada for our final stop. Crazy how quick this week went by!!! way too fast for me. I just want to go back and do it all over again! Hands down the best week of my life though! From getting engaged, to traveling Alaska, and spending time with my fiancé I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.. really makes leaving even harder!

Up above I have linked my “Horseback Riding” styled outfit!! Originally, in Skagway, we booked a dogsledding tour, but when we got off the ship they cancelled it due to weather. C & I sat outside our boat for 45 minutes trying to find an excursion & I just kept eyeing the horseback riding one!!  & I am so, so, so glad we did it!! Being from KY and around horses so much we figured why not give it a go!! This tour took us on a 2 hour ride around the 2nd largest rainforest in the world, through the mountains, down the valley, by the ocean, in the fields, and on some trails! I rode on Willow, the only horse born on their farm. Willow wanted to stop every 5 seconds for a snack.. we held up the line so many times haha – C’s horse was named Rooster.. he was the wild one of the bunch! toward the end of our trail I turned around to see them coming at me full speed.. the look on Clint’s face was priceless!!! I think Rooster just wanted to ‘run like the wind’ and give Clint some action!!! it was hilarious! If only I had a video!!!

So… if you ever find yourself in Skagway, Alaska I highly recommend doing this!! The views are absolutely spectacular and so breathtaking!!  It’s a very fun, relaxing excursion, that not only lets you see the Alaskan side, but makes for a great adventure as well!! I think this may have been my favorite (C still really liked the glacier trek).

As always, let me know if you have any questions!!! thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

White Moto Leggings

IMG_3658 IMG_3665 IMG_3677 IMG_3662 IMG_3668 IMG_3675 IMG_3671 IMG_3655 IMG_3666 IMG_3664 IMG_3676 IMG_3670

WHITE MOTO LEGGINGS Alo    WHITE LONG SLEEVE TUNIC BP.   SWEATER Forever21   SNEAKERS Adidas   BLACK INFINITY SCARF Merona

omgggg!!! these leggings are so heavenly!!! not only are they very comfortable, they are perfect material for cold days or hot days!! I paired them with a white tee and maroon sweater (which I’ve worn 3 times on this cruise already haha) — sidetone: the leggings are a little expensive ($110) but I promise they are so worth the money! I am definitely getting another pair as soon as I decide on a color 😉 splurge on these and I promise you won’t be disappointed!!

so Alaska…. it’s been fun, fun, fun!!!! I need to do so many recaps from my recent excursions & outfits, but we’ve been so busy I haven’t had time. from glacier trekking, horseback riding, sightseeing, and eating lots of yummy meals we literally haven’t stopped!!!! not to mention… the wifi has been a constant battle.. definitely want to get some posts up soon though so I can share with you all about my vacation, the highlights, and the must do’s & see’s 😉 😉

Hope you all are having a great week!!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Olive Romper

IMG_3498

IMG_3489

IMG_3491

IMG_3507

IMG_3501

IMG_3515

IMG_3512

IMG_3484

IMG_3494

IMG_3496

IMG_3493

IMG_3505

IMG_3490

IMG_3492

IMG_3499

Olive Romper Make Me Chic Black Wristlet Kate Spade Black Booties BP Black Choker Necklace Urban Outfitters

From here on out I am referring to this outfit as the “engagement romper” <3 — about 1 hour before C popped the question we shot this look on the deck of our cruise ship… never in a million years was I expecting an engagement right after!!!!!! && don’t worry.. I am going to have the full engagement story, details, and pics up very soon!!!! I am just soaking up some time with my fiancé first 😉

soo.. more on the romper!!! It’s a little saucy, but in a good way! Honestly, it’s the perfect look for date night, GNO, or to even say YES in 😉 😉 love the v-neck, low cut style, and drawstring waist!! Plus, it shows off your legs but covers the arms.. which is my favorite style of romper!  the olive color is perfect for transitioning into fall and easy to pair booties with… go boho vibes with the choker necklace too!! or girly with some simple jewels!!!

okkkkkk… my last blog post as a single woman… wow… Pinch me.. I am still in shock!! more coming soon!!

xoxoxo, T

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail