August 24, 2015

Sometimes you’re late for a shoot and golden hour turns into the witching hour too soon! Whoops!

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Dress – Mint Julep Boutique | Shoes – Charles David | Bag – Gigi New York

In an effort to pull together today’s post being plagued by forgetting my new Charles David shoes at the office, the photography gods forced me to take a different look at the city, one I didn’t mind – at all.

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Last minute seems to be the name of my game this summer – professionally, I don’t have the luxury. Personally – call it a cheap thrill. But sometimes its just fun to buy a new dress strap on a pair of heels and venture somewhere unknown.

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So keyword to all of this “new.” I miss those days in Dallas where I could pop into my favorite boutiques and pick out a dress that I not only loved but also loved my wallet too. It was something unique and after wearing a few times it owed me nothing.

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When I moved to New York the same whimsical aesthetic I seemed to only find at Kate Spade or Lilly Pulitzer. While both closet staples – I couldn’t justify the impulse buy while also adjusting to $8 toilet paper. (NYC = redic!) So I found The Mint Julep boutique, just the right amount of southern charm for both me and my New York life. The boutiques that we’re now costing a plane ride were now online and my last minute purchases we’re like gifts arriving to my office.

I’ve always been a fan of patio or maxi dresses – especially on those dog day summer nights where all you want is to put and ice cube in your wine and cuddle with an air conditioner. The flow-y’er the better right? Dress it up with heels like these color coordinated numbers from Charles David or flats (even go barefoot – you do you flower child).

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So in celebration of my new found discovery the Mint Julep Boutique and I have partnered with my favorite online shop for a 25$ giveaway just in time to celebrate the last days of summer. Labor Day is coming up and with their $50 and under styles who can say no to a new fun silhouette?

Now that’s the way to kick off a birthday week – shameless plug for tomorrow’s post! Enter using the Rafflecopter links below to “shop the mint.”

a Rafflecopter giveaway