Babymoon: Charleston, South Carolina

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We had our babymoon! It gave us an opportunity to vacation before our baby boy gets here. For our babymoon, we went to Charleston, SC. We always have a good time in Charleston; it has a lot of charm. We didn’t really plan the activities for this trip like we normally do. I have to admit, I’m a planner so it was hard to just go with the flow but it was great seeing where our vacation took us. We ended up eating at restaurants we would’ve never gone to and exploring the beach like we never would’ve if we had planned every detail. Isn’t it funny how we try to have so much control over certain things in life when giving up control is really what’s best? There’s nothing wrong with being a planner. When God made me, He knew exactly what He was doing. Planning allows me to be efficient, productive, and effect. It’s a great quality to have; however, sometimes when we give up control we’ll open the door for new experiences to happen to us. Here are a few photos from our babymoon:

My bathing suit is from Target. It was so comfortable!

This off the shoulder dress is from http://www.queenstylesboutique.com. I love how this color pops.

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What Inspires You?

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    I just got back from attending a Bachelorette party in Miami and had an awesome time. I had forgotten how much I miss living in an environment that is so rich with culture. In Miami, the culture is in the food, music, and the way people dress, and talk. I started to realize how inspired I felt and wondered when was the last time I felt that inspired. I really missed having that inspiration. Before I started to go down that negative path of thinking, I started to think about the resources I have now that could inspire me. There are so many times we are waiting for a place or someone to inspire us but we have to realize that instead of waiting, we have the power to inspire ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, I think drawing inspiration from people and places is very important but there are so many other things we can be inspired by. It could be the sunset, sunrise, your loved ones or yourself. Together, lets make a habit of taking control over what inspires us. Feel free to tell me something’s that inspire you in the comments. 

Pants: Ross

Shirt: Target

Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Sunglasses: Forever21

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Birthday Love

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This past Monday was my birthday. Thank you to all of you who wrote kind words on social media. This week, I also had to work in Wilmington, NC. I love Wilmington not just for its beaches but for the relaxed vibe that comes from the people. It’s truly amazing when no one is rushing to get to the next place. No one is riding your bumper in traffic trying to rush you. It’s nice to relax. I took a break from work Monday night to celebrate another year. Here’s what I wore downtown:

Silk Dress: Banana Republic

Cardigan: Forever21

Boots: Old Navy


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Charleston Trip

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    I’ve included in several of my posts how I am gearing up for graduation, which means my portfolio show is coming soon. I’m so excited! I’ve been working intensely to get everything in place and formatted so whenever I get the chance to take a break, I make sure to take advantage of it. One of my high school friends got married in Charleston, SC over the weekend and we made a mini-vacation out of it. I have some pictures below. By the way, most of my excursions are on Snapchat. If you don’t follow me already, add me: @deneagm

Vacation Chronicles 

I had a blast on vacation. Every now and then, you need a break and I got just that. Duck, NC is a small town filled with friendly natives. I got to try a lot of local cuisine and witnessed two of my friends getting engaged while I was there. Here are some photos from my trip:

   
    

   
         

 
White Dress: Forever21

Kimono: Wet Seal

Clutch: Thrift Store
 

  

   
   

Beach Nights

Sometimes it’s okay to break the “fashion rules.” Who comes up with this stuff anyway? As long as you look polished and feel great wearing it, who’s to say you can’t wear it? Mixing prints and patterns is so much fun. To me, the more prints the better!

Shirt: Belk

Jeans: Forever21

Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Clutch: Forever21

   
   

All about the Beach

I LOVE the beach. I grew up in New York and Florida so the beach was never too far away from us. Now in the Carolinas, it’s quite a drive so I enjoy it whenever we do go. 

Shirt: Ross

Pants: Ross

Jean Jacket: New York & Company

Hat: I visited my Mom and scored this hat out of her old clothes.