The Perfect denim dress

August 21, 2017

Y'all I am having some serious catching up to do. After a solid week away from the blog to have some vacation time and rest and relaxation. I am so excited to finally be back in business around here on the blog. So what have I been up to you may ask!

 Two weekends ago, I went to Nashville with some of my very favorite blogger babes. I love these girls beyond words, and so spending a weekend with them was a huge and wonderful honor. I had such a blast with them, in the next few weeks make sure to look out for a total recap of the weekend with my favorite gals ever.  After being home from Nashville for one day. Connor and I  departed for Myrtle Beach for a week vacation with my family that Monday. It was so nice to be surrounded by family and not work and just enjoy the simple things in life.

On top of that, I am back to the old college grind today. Yes, today starts the new semester and my Junior year of college. Can you guys believe I am a junior??? Because I feel like yesterday I just started college. Now a junior, insane to me!

Now on to today's post....

Okay, I may have said this a few times but I have this thing for a good denim dress. Like what is the best piece of clothing to have for fall? It has to be a good denim dress, you can wear them with booties, slides, flats and a wedge. Making it the universal dress to have in one's closet. When I got this adorable dress from PB&J Boutique, I fell in love with the denim, of this dress. That might sound weird but the light wash of this denim makes it perfect for the transition to the next season. Not to mention the ends of this dress are frayed which adds some dramatic and fabulous detail to it. Oh and this little number has POCKETS, this is a huge important factor over here for me. PB&J has the cutest dresses for the changing season but this one stole my heart and it comes at such a good price.

I am beyond ready for fall to roll around however, I am not ready to just switch up my closet just like that. So for me, This dress makes for the perfect transition to the season. I am also loving these shoes, from Marshalls. I picked them up a few weeks ago before I left for Nashville and wore them the majority of the time I was there. Not only are they the perfect color for fall but they are the perfect wedge. Not too tall and not too short. Which makes for the perfect shoe if you ask me.

Not to mention they come in so many wonderful colors. I linked tons of other options below that are awesome for summer/ late summer.

Excited to be back finally, I missed you guys more than anything! 

Thank you so much to PB&J sponsoring this post today!

How I pack for Vacation

August 9, 2017

Let's face it packing can be stressful, time-consuming and overwhelming. We all turn to different ways to prepare and get ready to go. A few years ago I did a packing post. This was when Coffee And A Blonde was fresh and new and now I can say I am heading into, the right direction. With that being said I wanted to take a moment today to dedicate an entire post to packing and the way I prepare for packing.

Recently I have added a new addition to my office area and that is this gorgeous gold rack. Did I mention it was a total DIY? Yes, it literally was a whole weekend adventure from start to end. But the outcome is one for the record books. The entire concept of a garment rack is the most time-saving thing on this planet. You can iron, hang and style all your looks and get a complete visual of what you are packing and styling.

Next up I have a slight obsession with these packing cubes Okay totally would think I would be a fan of this but let me say if you are traveling with a lot of crap. This saves some serious space for you. The best part is you can pick these up at your local TJ Maxx and Marshalls! They come in a pack of three and they hold so much. I know that I could possibly put 30% more product and clothes in these cubes!

Let's not forget the jewels, okay travel a lot with jewelry. Even if it is just to go down the street to shoot. I pack a majority of my jewelry in my clutches. However this year I wanted to invest and snag a good jewelry box. I came across this guy a few weeks ago and I was sold. Not only can it hold everything but it can keep it protected when traveling. The patted trays are an absolute favorite of mine.

Never ever forget the perfect carry on. This one from LL. Bean has my entire heart. I have had this bag for months now. And it never ever disappoints me, ever. I could never say enough good about this little tote bag. And no this is not in anyway sponsored it's just legit my holy grail. It is beyond fantastic, invest in one and get it monogrammed. 

Finally, let's talk what to pack. This is a good question that can be so hard to answer. Obviously, it depends on where you are going and what you need. In the summer I depend heavily on dresses they are easy and super fun to pack. In the winter I pack essentials that I can find multi purpose outfits for. This helps to create room and make more room in that suitcase, for fun souveniers like snow globes and post cards! I keep in mind the simple rules, essentials, and basics. Nothing else and nothing more, oh and let's not forget those darn PACKING CUBES!

The Lost Kimono

August 7, 2017

Does anyone else purchase things and then forget they have them for the longest time. Until one day it reappears in the life of your closet? Well for me it was this blue embroidery kimono. Last summer around this time I purchased this gorgeous piece on vacation. And let me just say I was in love with it. It was perfect and I was determined to wear it for fall. However, the new season comes and I forget the real reason I purchased this piece. Until one day it reappears and you remember where you are going to wear it to. 

Well for me it was last week. Again let's remember I hate shorts always will and never will get over that hump in life. However, by wearing this kimono I was able to get over that hump. Let's not forget to mention it is super airy and comfortable.  A win win for both here. 

This week is so exciting for me. I am leaving for Nashville this Thursday and I am so excited to be going with some awesome blogger babes. These ladies are friends that I have met on Instagram and we are going to have some serious fun! This is my first time flying and I won't lie I am so nervous, but I am positive I will be okay! Make sure to follow along on Instagram and on Twitter to see all the fun going on!