Monthly Archives: April 2016

Toasting: Kendra Scott Summer + Pink Romper

I can tell we are getting closer to summer down here because the days are becoming longer and there’s more sunshine to go around.

It was such a beautiful night out on Davis Island when Alexis and I went to shoot this look – one that was I had been so excited to finally photograph. The air was breezy and the sun was beginning to set!

I’m head over heels in love with these new statement earrings and have been for some time. They are from Kendra Scott’s Summer collection (which is my personal favorite seasonal collection to date) and they remind me of mini sunshines themselves. They also come in a smaller version here and in silver and rose gold.

I have to say this would be a Toasting look – Toasting to life, that is, and all that’s to come! Plus, they go perfectly with this little romper. Don’t you think?

(P.S. there’s special promo code below for all things Kendra!).


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Photography by Alexis Kaplan

 {Deets: Statement Earrings // Pink Romper c/o* // Wedges (under $30!) // Link Tassel Bracelet (also Kendra summer & tassel is removable!) //  Clutch c/o* (similar here & more below!) // Sunglasses (or rent them here – FREE month with code: TOASTING) // Lips (Fanfare)}

*Plus use promo code: KSTAMPA for 15% off all online purchases until April 24th!**

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SkinnyGirl Protein + Green Smoothie Recipe

I’ve posted about these SkinnyGirl protein shakes before but today I’m sharing a recipe that you can make with them to add a little more protein to your day.

I’m partial to the Vanilla Bean Sunday flavor (also comes in Chocolate Brownie) and have also added it to my coffee as creamer before too!

However, this green smoothie is quite fitting before a morning work out or just to start your day otherwise with protein. My good friend, Tessa, helped me with this one as she’s a fitness and nutrition guru extraordinaire. I find that it keeps me full before and after a workout and works for an afternoon snack too as I know I have trouble getting in enough protein into my diet each day.



hosting: kendra scott + off the shoulder

Today’s second post is a little personal for me.

First, I hope this outfit inspires you for all things Spring. I’ve linked some similar items below that you can mix and match but off-the-shoulder tops, midi skirts and wedges are quickly becoming my go-to’s on these gorgeous April days.

{Photography by Alexis Kaplan}

{Deets: Off the Shoulder Top (similar ones here & here) // Midi Skirt (similar here and here) // Wedges (similar) // Sunglasses (or rent them here – use TOASTING for free month of sunglasses) // Lips (fanfare) // Bucket Bag // Jewels // Paws // Iphone Case}

Second, I’ve also paired this look with some of my fave Kendra Scott pieces.

If you haven’t already, be sure to “like” Kendra Scott (Tampa) for the latest updates. The Tampa store is opening SOON!

Instagram: peplum top + striped shorts

Back today with two posts!

First up, a little Instagram roundup from my birthday weekend. Many of you asked for the links to this peplum top & shorts via Snapchat (follow along: bannc) and Instagram. I emailed those who sent me their addresses but wanted to be sure everyone got the links on here too. I love that you can buy them separately! I plan to wear this top with white pants and these shorts with tanks all spring and summer long here.

This two-piece is what I wore to my birthday brunch at the lovely at Élevage at the lovely Epicurean Hotel this past Saturday.

{Deets: Peplum Top // Striped Shorts // Sunglasses (or rent here – use code: TOASTING for a free month) // Bucket Bag // Jewels // Lips (Petal) // Wedges // Airbrush Tan c/o}

If you ever find yourself at Élevage, I prefer the “Classic” brunch (with cheese grits & scrambled eggs, also with cheese) and for $15 you can add on bottomless mimosas, bellinis and bloody’s to your entree (brunch is served until 3pm).

I must also give a shoutout to Tyler, who waited on our large table of girls and was absolutely wonderful! Bless him!

Toasting: birthday + tweed flare dress

It’s only fitting that today’s post is appropriate for Toasting  – Happy Birthday to me!

I am truly looking forward to my last year as a twenty-something. Yes, that means I’m 29 today and if you saw my Snapchat (bannc) last night, please don’t call me a “millennial”, I was still born in the 80s, people!

On another note, I absolutely love this little flare shift tweed dress – it’s comfortable, breezy for warm weather and I feel like a flapper every single time I wear it. This quilted bag also comes with a long strap and is adjustable.

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{Photography by Alexis Kaplan}

{Deets: Tweed Dress c/o // Quilted Purse c/o // Sunglasses (or rent unlimited here! FREE for month with code: TOASTING) // Sandals (similar here)// Pearl Necklace // Pearl Bracelet // Double Pearl Earrings // Lips (Fanfare) // Paws}

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At 29, I’m also feeling the best I have in years. Not sure if it’s the sunshine or the palm trees, but they surely don’t hurt.

Happy Friday, y’all!