Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Denim Jacket Round Up


denim jacket

Hello, my dears! How are you this week? By the end of summer, I think it's fun to go back and see all the documented outfits I styled with the classic, closet staple: the jean jacket! And how far the denim jacket has come, right? Now we have them in various lengths, washes, dyes, cuts, etc! However, I must admit that somehow I'm down to only one - ha! Whatever is the matter with me? Perhaps I can speak to the minimalists out there? That being said, feel confident that this post will be short, sweet, and simple.  Also, I had some unexpected events over the last week. I've shared in detail on Instagram stories, but if you are curious you can still listen in on Highlights

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Summer Fashion Wrap Up & Link UP

Hello and welcome to September, right? Fall is right around the corner for many of you, so I thought this would be a good time to wrap up my favorite summer pieces. For one, you may want to grab these items, or similar pieces while they're on sale. For another, those of us in a warmer climate will be sporting short sleeves and the like for weeks to come! I've listed discount codes where applicable and linked items that are still available. Also, don't forget to link up your favorite fashion or beauty posts with us this week!

Shoes For The Win!

The Most Worn

These shoes are absolutely the most comfortable shoes. I thought that the orange would deter me from wearing them with certain colors, etc. Well, it doesn't. I wear these almost daily. And guess what? They're still available. Orange will be perfect for fall, but I'm debating on another color just for kicks! ;) The wedge sneakers are priced at $89.00. However, code Rowden20 will save you 20%! 

Aria Slip On Sneaker - c/o Enjoiya

The Most Fun
This was my first pair of yellow shoes - ever! Well, you know what? I don't think I've ever owned an orange pair either. Guess I'm stepping out more. Another pun! These sandals are 59.99, but once again Rowdens20 will save you 20%!
The Most Classic
I had to throw in a classic pair that I can dress up or down with an ankle strap. Boy, do I love those ankle straps! This pair is the most affordable, for 19.99 at Target! They are so cute, but I admit they aren't as comfortable for longer stints. 

Most Interesting Prints

Caite & Kyla obviously takes great pride in their prints and designs! This company assisted me in leveling up my closet and I'm only happy to assist by sharing those fab designs with you lovelies! Like many companies, their summer line is currently on sale with several pieces that would transition well into fall! GranolaNGrace is still active for 20% off!

Unique & Detailed Designs...



Style Hack
Layering a tee over a dress is by no means new, but for some reason, I rarely attempted it until this summer. Crazy, right? It's a creative way to get more use out of our dresses AND I find it more comfortable than wearing a skirt. This also helps transition your clothes from summer to fall. 
Most Comfortable Shorts
From spring all the way through summer, these shorts became a regular staple. They're soft with plenty of pockets for functionality and the elastic waistband brings on all the comfort! These shorts run around $54 but once again there's a code for 20% off - GRANOLA20 !
Most Adventurous Pants
These turned out to be incredibly comfortable and stylishly fun. Once again I felt a level of risk when I chose these palazzo pants, but they turned out to be incredibly comfortable and stylishly fun. They received numerous compliments as well. And of course, they're still available from XCVI. 


Accessory Love
I love stacking bracelets or rings and this summer I began working with a unique, boho-lovely brand known as Luca Love. This stack of three is only the beginning as they continually create new designs to love! As for the code, you can use this LINK or type in GranolaNGraceF20 at checkout. 

Alright my friends, what were your summer favorite pieces? Did you end up wearing dresses more, or shorts more? 


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Laura from The Horton Family

Kellyann from This Blonde’s Shopping Bag
Last Week's Pick!
Robin shared on hairstyles AND products for thinning hair. It was informative and spot on! Bonus, her new hair cut looks FABULOUS on her!

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Blue Light Eye Protection With TwinLab

blue light blockers

How much time do you spend in front of a "blue screen", aka, your computer, your phone, and/or your iPad?  Have you thought about supporting your eyes with blue light blockers, food choices, and/or supplements with lutein? Truth be told when it comes to food choices or supplements, my focus has been on what supports hair, skin, and nails, as well as immunity boosters. So thanks to a recent collaboration with Twinlab I have another Friday Feature for you that covers our invaluable eyes!

Over the last few years, my screen time has increased drastically. In addition to blogging, which requires loads of time from beginning to end, there's also homeschool requirements that are online, Instagram, and the list goes on. Some weeks I shudder when I see my Screen Time Report. What makes all this worse is that it took me until a month ago to finally get Bluelight Blocker glasses
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Photography Poses & Cultivating Brand Relationships That Last


Hello and welcome to my dress restyle part two! A couple of weeks I restyled a dress spotlighting the Dove Crossbody bag from Caite & Kyla as well as a layering tee. Coincidentally, I'm using another CAite & Kyla piece with a layering tee.  However, today's post highlights extra layers to transition from summer to fall. As an added bonus, I'm sharing new (to me) poses for inspiration, and thoughts on brand partnership longevity. 
Note: In order to feature a few extra poses, I've added more photos than usual. 
So let's get right to these simple changes and funky/silly poses before sharing thoughts on cultivating brand relationships that last. As for the clothes shopped from my closet, I will do my best to link up similar items for whatever is no longer available!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gelato Adventures & 5 Ways To Ease Into Dairy-Free

Made In Rome Gelato
Does your body protest whenever you eat dairy? Maybe it's as minimal as a breakout here and there. Or maybe the protest is far more immediate and obvious, with results of pain and more symptoms I'll refrain in mentioning. Simply stated if you're looking to eliminate or cut back on dairy today's post is for you. Please welcome, Emma, as a guest writer for today's post on how to ease yourself into a dairy-free life. Also, photos for today's post were taken at Made In Rome Gelato shop where there's plenty of dairy-free options! 
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Grafomap: Create A Map Of Any Place


Hi! In lieu of my regular Friday Favorites, I bring you today's Friday Favorite Feature: the coolest, customizable piece of wall art!  I've created a map of Sarasota to put above my coffee bar, but when Grafomap reached out to collab for one of their posters, I knew Glen would enjoy one as well. He had mentioned how cool it would be to have a map of his favorite fishing spot, Lido Key.  

He's always loved the outdoors, but his more recent love of fishing has grown exponentially since moving to the Gulf Of Mexico.  Interestingly enough (coincidence) his fishing hobby began only about a year before we moved!  Though he had a learning curve with shore fishing, he quickly mastered the tricks. He also learned more about what fish were good to catch. Hint: catfish is not one of them. However, snook is unique to South Florida, so I'd say those are his favorite fish to catch!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Target Leopard Print Sandals & Link Up

Wait! Is it time for school to start already? I almost forgot that life continues to move forward. Thank God it does. We were made to create, work, dream, socialize and the list goes on! And so school pushes me to get organized and get back to a routine. However, I decided to rest my brain from all the activity by getting lost in a book.

On Friday, I asked Insta Friends for book recommendations. On Sunday a friend, not on Instagram, handed me a biography about a man who grew up in a communist country. Not lighthearted, but very applicable to where my thoughts reside these days. I'm only halfway through and can't wait to get back to it. I'll share a few thoughts at the end of the post, but let's pause on the outfit.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A Dress Restyle & Giveaway

 
I hope today's post inspires you to reuse a favorite dress with a different accessory arrangement or even an extra layer you hadn't already thought of! Also, I'm partnering with Caite & Kyla to give one Granola & Grace friend a FREE Dove Crossbody Bag! The only requirement to enter is to follow our accounts on Instagram (HERE and HERE) with bonus entries available when you tag a friend!  (More details will go live on the blog this afternoon!)
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Friday Favorites: Goodbye July!


Friday Favorites. Oh, how I've missed you! July slipped through my fingers as we entertained out of town guests including teen friends, family friends, and extended family. We also squeezed in a short trip to Georgia, so this momma was bone-tired by the end. Did I mention that we had to take our eldest to the emergency room because he fractured a bone in his left foot and two fingers on his right hand? Phew! Let me take a breath here.

We made lots of memories and other than that hospital trip, I wouldn't change anything. By the way, he's recovering well and we're grateful to report that there are no torn ligaments. So now let's get on with those favorites!

Family & The Grad
With our graduate's ceremony being rescheduled twice, we decided to celebrate with my family and not worry about what the county decided to do. Life must go on, right? My brother and his family traveled down, followed by my mom, and stepdad a few days later. We had a houseful but it was an adventure!


His Favorite Family Member...

 Of course, we had to get out to eat a time or two...

Fins at Sharky's 
If the weather Is right, I recommend sitting out on the balcony to enjoy those beach views!
Fish Tacos!

When my mom is in town, we are sure to eat at a few seafood places. After my brother and family left, we squeezed in a visit to the Starfish & Co in Cortez, Florida. And this time my aunt and uncle on Mom's side joined us!

The Starfish & Co. gives all the vintage Florida vibes with dockside dining and laid back appeal.  I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the Sarasota, Bradenton, or Ana Maria area! However, remember to bring cash and find a spot in the shade!
Shrimp & Grits, Hushpuppies & Coleslaw
The Most Beautiful Sunset!
Sunsets off the west coast of Florida are breathtaking. We had to pull over to watch this one and snap some pictures of course!

Vital Proteins
Vital Proteins sent me four different supplements to choose from, depending on what I need support for the most - hair, skin, hydration or an overall beauty boost. Which one should I choose first??
 Being Silly - but honestly, I've felt upside down lately. 
Photograph by Emma Photography
I WON!
I won a giveaway on Instagram from BT on The Boulevard for some fabulous, luxury and CLEAN hair products, which I was able to pick up this week! Have you heard of Oribe hair products? Oh man, they smell incredible, last a long time, and perform optimally, even on color-treated hair. Thank you, BT on The BLVD !


A Giveaway For YOU
A Giveaway for you, my fabulous readers is coming up next week! I'm hosting a giveaway on Instagram for this lovely Dove Handbag from Caite & Kyla. Stay tuned for more details, as well as more pics in this outfit! :)

Alright, my friends! Did you catch my first makeup review on the blog this week? I am excited to represent Crunchi Clean Beauty so this won't be my first post! Hop over HERE to check it out. 
Linking up with Momfessionals and A Little Bit Of Everything Blog!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Three Reasons I Now Use Crunchi Makeup


What is a girl with uneven skin texture and no makeup talents whatsoever doing as an advocate for a makeup company? Well, I've asked myself that many times and I've always said I wouldn't feature makeup. I didn't think I could do it justice. Now enough with that, right? I'm not creating artistic eye looks but I wear makeup regularly. So there's my first answer. As for the second, I have found a company that is clean and performs well.

That being said, welcome to today's special beauty edition with Crunchi and the three main reasons why I invested!
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Style Six Link Up - July

Hello, beauties! I'm taking this week off from the blog world. From traveling to hosting (family is in town this week too!), this mamma needs a brain break and creative juice reboot! ;) However, the rest of the gals are still featuring their fashion fabulousness! Please link up. I'll be back next week!


WELCOME TO OUR WEEKLY 
STYLE SIX FASHION LINK-UP

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~Please Link No More than 3 Posts
~ Please visit other Linkers and Show them your love
~We’d LOVE it if you followed all our Blogs and Socials

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Chrissy from Granola & Grace

Lisa from Coast to Coast

Andrea from Living in Cloud Nine

Shelly from The Queen In Between

Laura from The Horton Family

Kellyann from This Blonde’s Shopping Bag

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Flowers For The Hour: Summer Style Continues

Hello, my friends. How are you holding up in all the crazy? My brain is on lockdown and I wish I could sit down with each and every one of you and share thoughts, fears, hopes, and meaningful conversation in person. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm grateful for this space. I'm grateful for styling adventures, pulling colors and trends together. I'm grateful for creative outlets and photography sessions. I'm grateful for hats during this season of bad hair for me here in South Florida. I'm grateful for YOU.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Luca Love Bracelets & Summer Style


Hello friends. How are you? I'm well considering, but I confess my thoughts run wild these days. I go to sleep and wake up with a sense of urgency. There's a timeline that I mentally review without prompting. It begins in March and continues until the present moment. Snippets from articles, videos, and conversations replay like a movie. I feel as if we've been stuck in this thematic drama- sci-fi-thriller series. Each episode has a cliff hanger to draw me back in the next day. 

For this reason and more I appreciate the light-hearted fashion adventures on Instagram and Granola & Grace. I'm still working with an intern for the summer with pictures and content creating. All photos from this post are taken by her. I'm excited about upcoming content with household items, fashion pieces, and local places! Of course, today begins with fashion! After all, it's the Style Six Link up, where we invite you to share your fashion and beauty posts with us! 
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Boho Vibes In The Summer & Link Up

Ciaran Dress - c/o XCVI / / Ankle Strap Sandals / / Beaded Bracelets - c/o Love Luca

Boho vibes in the summer? Yes, indeed. From the dress to the accessories, I fully embraced those boho vibes this week. As the heat index rises in South Florida, the desire to style lowers. However, with a lightweight dress one can beat the heat. And this fabulous dress, originally featured on the blog HERE is LIGHTWEIGHT!

I wore this dress to church on Sunday, hence the jean jacket. With a/c blasting, I knew I'd get the opportunity to actually wear the denim jacket. But that's not the only reason I chose the jean jacket. With the dress being blessedly lightweight, it can be see-through on the bottom half in the right lighting. I'd rather not take the chance.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Style Six Link Up: Red, White & Blue Part 2

Tank / / Cropped Pants c/o of XCVI / / Earrings / / Towel // Trifecta Bracelets

Hello! As I mentioned in Monday's Red, White, Blue and YOU post, I had styled two looks for this star print, patriotic tank from Amazon Prime. The first look I shared (HERE) was perfect for the beach, backyard barbecue, etc. Today's look would work for those as well (maybe not the beach), but I'd also go on a casual lunch or dinner date in this one!
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Monday, June 29, 2020

Red White Blue & YOU Link UP


Hello, my dears! And welcome back to our 2nd annual Style Six Link-up - Red, White, Blue & You! We invite you to share your patriotic vibes with us, whether it be fashion, food, decor, places to visit, or whatever strikes your patriotic fancy!  Today, along with a small peek into my dining room (the only place I've decorated), I'm sharing the first of two looks with a new patriotic top!

Also, I'd like to take the opportunity in today's post to introduce you to my friend and co-creator on many upcoming projects for the summer, Emma. Emma graduated from college this spring with a major in photography and publications and needed someone to intern with. I'm honored that she opted to work with me and am already filling our calendar with fun projects. I love having another creative mind for ideas and pictures!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Buffalo Plaid Tiered Midi Skirt

Hello, my friends. Last week it was all about the yellow and this week it's all about the buffalo plaid. Let me start by saying that I was not looking for a midi-skirt while shopping with my MIL last month. She wanted to pop into Talbots and I followed behind with no intention of trying anything on. Then I saw this skirt and the next thing I knew I was twirling around the fitting room. Even better was the sale on top of the sale price they had going on...the rest is history, right?

I have big plans for this skirt beginning with print mixing fun!

Floral & Plaid
This skirt feels like a classic and the striped band around the waist adds more styling adventures, especially for this old floral top. The skirt is a statement on its own so I didn't feel the need to over accessories. That doesn't mean I wasn't tempted to add a hat! Maybe next time.
Stripes & Plaid
For the second look, my latest oxford makes a comeback. Adding pops of red seemed like a natural choice with B&W plaid. What do you think?
  Buffalo Plaid Midi Skirt//H&M Top//Block Heels//Bracelet//Crystal & Pearl Necklace c/o 24Style

   Buffalo Plaid Midi Skirt//H&M Top//Block Heels//Bracelet//Crystal & Pearl Necklace c/o 24Style

There's a few more looks I'd like to try with this skirt, but for now I need a place to wear it. Dinner maybe? A bridal shower? Also, coming up on the blog next week is our Red, White, Blue and You link up to feature your patriotic fashion, decor, recipes etc. I'm so excited about that one!
Last Week's Link Up Pick
Jess with Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Love the yellow and the clutch Jess.


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~Please Link No More than 3 Posts
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