Walking into Summer with Kendra Scott

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

t feel like I say this with each new collection, but Kendra Scott has seriously out done herself with her Summer 2018 collection. Vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and fun tassels will have your jewelry shining brighter than the sun all summer long!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018 Collection, with fellow mom bloggers, photography by Hilary Hull Photograpy (50)

For this release, I decided to team up with some of my favorite Blogger Babes to share our favorite pieces. Kendra Scott has always made beautiful jewelry but I feel like when you are able to see it with an outfit, instead of just on a shelf, it makes so much more of a statement. The pieces come to life and you are able to start thinking about how you would style them in your own wardrobe. You go from wanting a piece of jewelry to needing to add that statement to your own collection. Together with my friends, we tried to bring the pieces to life. To show their movement, highlight their colors, and showcase their versatility. These pieces will become staples in your wardrobe.

So who are these fabulous blogger babes? I am sure you recognize Julia of Glitter & Juls. She is one of my best friends and has made frequent appearances on my blog and Instagram. The blonde cutie is Kailey of Little Miss Payne. She has quickly become one of my closest friends and I am so thankful for her friendship and support. We all met up at the gorgeous Kendra Scott store on Broughton Street, picked out our favorites, and our friend Hilary, of Hilary Hull Photography, captured the magic. I hope you enjoy the pictures. We had so much fun and really fell even more in love with the pieces. I will link all of our favorites and I encourage you to add some to your own collection.

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Denise Rose Gold Statement Earrings in Lilac Mother of Pearl

These earrings are amazing because you can change the earring to fit your style. Choose one, two, or three tassels to achieve your desired link. You can also by pairs in multiple colors and mix-up the tassel colors for a completely different look.

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Elisa Rose Gold Pendant Necklace in Lilac Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cristina Rose Gold Statement Earrings in Lilac Mother of Pearl

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Ro Long Pendant Necklace in Gold

Graham Choker Necklace in Gold

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cristina Gold Statement Earrings in Aqua Howlite

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Betsy Gold Long Pendant Necklace in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cristina Gold Statement Earrings in Pink Agate

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cassidy Gold Pendant Necklace in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Denise Gold Statement Earrings in Red Mother of Pearl

Dove Gold Statement Earrings in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Julie Gold Stretch Bracelet in Pink Agate Mix

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Elton Gold Cuff Bracelet in Magenta

Elaina Gold Chain Bracelet in Magenta

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Sophee Matte Drop Earrings in Magenta

Elora Rose Gold Hoop Earrings in Lilac Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Augusta Gold Long Necklace in Pink Agate Mix

Kristen Gold Statement Earrings in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Denise Gold Statement Earrings in Aqua Howlite

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Megan Cocktail Ring

This beauty definitely came home with me! Her name is Megan! How could I leave without her? She comes in four different colors and adds the perfect amount of glam to any outfit!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Julie Rose Gold Stretch Bracelet in Lilac Mother of Pearl

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Elisa Matte Necklace in Aqua Howlite

Betsy Gold Long Pendant Necklace in Aqua Howlite

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

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Shop My Outfit and Similar Styles:

Top | Belt | Skirt | Handbag | Shoes | Bracelet | Earrings | Lip ColorRing

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

I hope you were able to find something that you love. All of the pieces are beautiful and I know that you will love them in your collection. Let me know what pieces are your favorite! I always love to hear from you!

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Photography courtesy of Hilary Hull Photography.

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Where Did the Summer Go?

Y’all!! Is it just me or was this like the shortest summer ever??

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Tomorrow is the first day of school and I feel like I just was released for the summer. While I am excited to see all of my new students, I don’t think I am quite ready to return to the daily grind. Between vacations, projects around the house and just spending time with my family, I feel like we were constantly busy. I think that is a lot of the reason why the summer seemed to go so fast.

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As I watch my daughter grow now, more than ever, I want time to just slow down. She is getting bigger every day and gaining so much independence. I love to watch her little wheels spinning as she tries to figure out a problem. It really makes me more aware of the image that I am portraying to her.

I hope that I am someone that she aspires to be like.

I hope that I am someone she admires.

I hope that I am someone she is proud to call her Mom.

All of this makes me want to just take a step back and just enjoy life in the moment. We are only promised today so why not make the best of every possible situation. While I do wish that I was still home with Vivi enjoying my summer vacation, I am going to make the time that we do have together special. It is so easy to get caught up in the business of life that we are not really out living our lives.

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The laundry can wait for another day. Instead I am going to get outside and watch my daughter play. I don’t want to have any regrets and I don’t want to miss out on any moments. I may be going back to work but I am going to put forth an effort to really be present with my family. No matter what your job is, your family should be your main focus. If you always put them first and enjoy every minute, when next summer rolls around, maybe it won’t seem to have flown by so fast.

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Similar Styles: Top | Shorts | Shoes | Handbag | Earrings | Watch

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Photography Courtesy of Brooke Roberts Photo

Hair and Makeup Courtesy of It’s Mary Elaine

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A Sweet Body Image

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that over the last few months I have done some major dieting. Eating a diet that is predominately Vegan, Gluten Free and Refined Sugar Free, as well as taking the Trip-Plex combo from Plexus, has helped me to lose almost 30 pounds. While I am currently working on a major blog post about my diet and weight loss routine, complete with my favorite recipes, I wanted to take the time to talk about a positive body image. I “donut” know about you, but I firmly believe that this is the most important beginnings of any diet or weight loss routine.

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For a good part of my life I was super skinny. Wearing around a size zero and barely tipping the scale at 110 pounds left my 5’7″ frame looking very small. After high school, depending on what was happening in my life, my weight would fluctuate, but at any given time I was never bigger than a size 8. Honestly though, I wasn’t happy. Even at my skinniest I didn’t truly love myself and was constantly comparing myself to other people. After having Vivi, I didn’t immediately bounce back. Even though I was breast feeding, the weight was not falling off. Not only this, but I was eating more to keep up with the demands of breast feeding and that had me packing on pounds. I tried various diets and even started taking Plexus, but I was never really serious about what I was doing. I never committed 100%. Not only that, but I wasn’t really dieting for the right reasons. I cared more about a number on a scale or the size of my pants than I did about how I felt. I was too busy comparing myself to a model in a magazine to see that I was beautiful and who I was as a person was worthy of self-love. Perhaps the worst thing, though, was that I was in no way portraying an image to my daughter of what a positive body image looked like. Changes needed to be made.

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I think that a big reason that I was not 100% committed is because I was not happy with who I was or where I was in my life. Don’t get me wrong. I knew I had a lot to be grateful for… a supportive family, a sweet husband,  an energetic daughter. I was blessed. But, I wasn’t happy with myself. I didn’t understand what it meant to love yourself. I truly believe that in order for a diet to work, and for you to be committed to a diet, you have to be happy with yourself. You have to love who you are as a person on the inside to be willing to make the necessary changes on your outward appearance. That self-love helps you to realize that a weight loss journey is a journey to be healthy, not a journey to achieve an impossible image. After joining a local group called Savannah Influencers and meeting an amazing group of girl bosses, I finally learned how to love myself. In January of this year I tipped the scale at 180 pounds and had to buy a pair of size 12 jeans. I was the largest that I had ever been in my life and knew that something had to change.

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How I was eating and what I was putting into my body was not showing myself any form of love. I knew that something had to be done. I wanted who I was on the inside to reflect on the outside. Not only that, but I wanted to take care of my body. By nourishing it from the inside out I was showing self-love and that was the best thing that I could do for myself. My body is a temple, perfectly chosen for me by my Father in heaven. I should want it to be in the best shape possible. I began a very strict diet and Plexus routine to nourish my body from the inside. I honestly believe that the only reason that I have been so successful is because I truly do love the person that I am. I wanted to be healthy because I loved my body and with that, the weight loss came naturally. At 31 years old, I have never been prouder of who I am. I have worked hard to achieve everything that I have in my life and am so grateful for each and every opportunity. Because I achieved my positive inner body image early on in my journey, I am able to appreciate the loss of each and every pound even more.

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So many people have asked me for my weight loss routine but I feel like this step in the journey is so much more important than actually the losing of the weight. If you are really wanting to lose weight I truly believe that you need to be able to look inside yourself and be happy with who you are as a person. That doesn’t mean that you are happy with the weight, or that you even believe that weight loss isn’t necessary. It means that you truly do love yourself and love the life that you are living. It is about coming to a point in your life where you want better for yourself because you believe that you deserve better.  That is the number one reason that I think I have been so successful. Having reached a point that I truly did love myself, I was able to make my diet a normal part of my everyday routine and enjoy each and every part of the process. I wanted to be healthy and prolong this life that I now loved so much even more. I love meal planning! I love working out before bed! Most importantly though, I still love myself!

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While I am super happy with the results that I have achieved so far, I am not quite at the weight and size that I hope to achieve.  When I look in the mirror though, I am happy. I know that I am healthy and in the best shape of my life. I am portraying a healthy body image for my daughter and setting a positive example. I am showing her that it is not about the number on a scale, but about self-love and being healthy. I love myself and am so proud of how far that I have come. I will continue to keep pressing on until my desired results are achieved but, most importantly, I will continue to keep loving myself and who I am as a person. Nourishing my body from the inside out is the purest form of self-love. That love is the epitome of true beauty and reflects to the outside. It has helped me out so much on this journey and made me an even stronger person. I encourage each and every one of you to look inside yourself and start to love the person that you have become. That is the beginning of any journey and is a truly beautiful process.

Stay tuned because my weight loss routine is coming soon! Just make sure that you have completed this step in your journey before you begin! I love you all and think that each and every one of you is beautiful!

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Hat: Julia of Glitter and Juls. Check out her blog post on this fun DIY!

Bikini Top | High-Waisted Bottoms | Kimono | Handbag | Towel | Sunglasses

Earrings (Use code BEINGMRSFOWLER to save 15%)

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Questions about Plexus? Contact me at beingmrsfowler@gmail.com.

Photography: Mary Elaine of It’s Mary Elaine

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Kendra Scott Summer Launch

If you have been following me for a while, then it is no surprise to you that I am a little obsessed with Kendra Scott. The jewelry is so effortlessly chic and instantly pulls my outfit together. She has something for nearly every style and she is constantly giving back to the community.

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I was beyond thrilled to check out the new summer launch. I had heard that it was unlike anything she has ever done before and that could not be more true. The result was a gorgeous mix of bright turquoise, fun tassels and sophisticated glam. Reminiscent of a day spent on an exotic tropical island, each piece is sure to transport you away, if only for a minute, to a getaway of your dreams.

This is, hands down, my favorite collection that Kendra has ever launched. I have already bought a few pieces and will definitely be adding more to my closet. I will link some of my favorites below and encourage you to check them out! They are very well made and most are adjustable! Happy Shopping!

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Kacey Long Pendant Necklace

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Harlow Statement Necklace

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Serayah Statement Necklace

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Ellie Stud Earrings

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Elisa Pendant Necklace

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Misha Statement Earrings

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Elaina Adjustable Chain Bracelet

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Kingston Long Pendant Necklace

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Tatiana Long Pendant Necklace

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Kirstie Stud Earrings

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Vanina Turquoise Bead Necklace

What is your favorite from the collection? Let me know! I always love to hear from you!

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Bloggers FALL For Bold Lip

The fabulous Elizabeth Taylor  once said, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” An easy to way to dress up an outfit for Fall is with a bold lip. For the last linkup in our #bloggersfallfor series we are showcasing a bold lip. I love how just a little lip color can warm up your outfit and make you look put together. You could be having the worse day and with a little lipstick, suddenly things don’t seem so bad.

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For my bold lip, I went with  the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in the color Beetroot. I love the rich, red color and how it adds a fun splash to my outfit. It also matches perfectly with my necklace and the Southern girl in me is all about some matching. I love this lipstick because it is super hydrating and very pigmented. It lasted all day, even after giving my sweet baby girl kisses. It also smells heavenly with warm, citrus notes.

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Since I went with a bold lip, I decided to do a very neutral outfit, and by neutral, I mean all white. This was a look from this past summer but I love breaking the rules and wearing something like this in the Fall. Throw on a blazer and you can stay warm and style look polished and put together. A blazer can also help break up the mono toned color palette giving you a little more versatility through the season. I have a great cranberry blazer that would look perfect with this outfit for a weekend lunch with friends or a classic black for drinks with the girls. Either way, you are not limited to only wearing this in the Spring and Summer. My necklace is definitely a stunner and is from Nest Jewelry. They are the makers of the original stone statement necklace and each necklace is handmade from natural stones. It is truly beautiful and adds so much to my outfit.

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Blouse (similar) (similar) (similar)| Pants | Necklace | Sunglasses (similar) | Lipstick

Want to check out some other bold lips or bold eyes for Fall? Be sure to click on these other fabulous bloggers babes to check them out and give them a follow!

 
 Candice of Hello Pretties // Lindsay of Middle of Somewhere // Paige of Hometown Heels // Megan of Being Mrs. Fowler 

 

Alexandra of Finding Alexandra // Chelsea of Simply Pett // Heather of Heathered Hearts // Jensyn of Stripes in Bloom 
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Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography
Kate Spade quote photo via Google.
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Being Basic and Mom Fluff

There is just something so classic about a t-shirt dress and a good denim jacket. It may just be one of the easiest outfits to throw together and the result is timeless. I have never seen a bad combination of these two together and everyone that I have ever seen wear  that outfit looks great.

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For my t-shirt and denim jacket combo, I went with two great pieces from Target. Both of these are a few years old but I have literally seen something similar every season. While you may not be able to get the exact stud detail as pictured on my jacket, I am almost positive that you can get something very close. Heck! I will even link one for you at the bottom! As for the stripe dress, well stripes are just about as American as Apple Pie! I love that these stripes are thinner. They don’t make me look as wide which is great for this new Mommy who is still struggling to lose her baby weight!

And speaking of baby weight… let’s be real here for a minute…

I almost didn’t even post these pictures. When I looked at them the only thing that I was able to focus on was the extra “Mom Fluff” around my middle. Losing weight after baby has been something that I have struggled with for a few months now. I am very self-conscience of my midsection, especially since my daughter is almost a year old. Clothes just don’t fit like they use to and I have had to go up in sizes in a few things…

But here’s the thing… I did just have a baby! It took me ten months to put on all that weight so it will take me at least ten months to lose it! I am not some Hollywood actress who can afford a personal trainer and a nanny. I am a real, sleep deprived Mom who works two jobs and tutors. I cook, clean, take care of my family and still somehow find time to write a few blog posts. These pictures make me proud of the woman who I have become and that “Mom Fluff” is the armor of the super woman that I truly am!

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So now that I have gotten out my “I am woman, hear me roar” speech, I direct you back to your regularly scheduled outfit review…

For my jewelry, I went with this bold, yellow Kendra Scott Rayne necklace. While this specific color is not available online, you can build it at your local store using the Color Bar or you can build it online with the same tool! My handbag was actually a DIY!  Want to make one of your own? Just check out my blog post where I show you step-by-step how to make one! It was so easy! My sunnies are by Foster Grant and they are a beautiful rose color. I actually saw them at my local CVS when I was picking up a prescription and just fell in love with them!

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My sandals are by Naughty Monkey and I got them on super sale last Summer from Belk. They are so colorful and go with so much! I got the idea to wear my yellow Rayne necklace by matching it to the yellow color in the shoe. They are also super comfortable, which is great for an afternoon of walking around Downtown Savannah.

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This will definitely be a look that I recreate again. It can easily transition to the Fall or Winter by adding boots or leggings. That is what makes these pieces so timeless and classic. You can literally wear them year round!

Oh! And in case you were wondering… I am drinking a Venti Iced Soy Chai with Vanilla! One of my faves! I can’t wait to get it with Pumpkin Spice this Fall!

XOXO,

Mrs. Fowler

Shop Similar Styles: Jacket | Dress | Sandals

Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography

An InVESTment

I love me a good vest…

It truly is the perfect piece to transition through the seasons and, if you get it in the right material, you can literally wear it all year long.

This utility vest is exactly that… a year-long piece…

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Our Summer’s are HOT in Savannah. Hot really isn’t even a good word. A better word would be scorching. Add in the humidity and you will understand why our weather is considered the armpit of the South. It is because of this that cool, breathable pieces are a must!

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My utility vest is an American Eagle find that I scored at the end of the season last Fall for $20. It is lightweight and adjustable so it has easily adjusted through the seasons. I love how long it is because it adds something extra to my dresses and tunics without giving the illusion of cutting me off in the middle. The best part about this vest… it has pockets! I paired it with a dress from Forever 21 that I got earlier in the Summer. It is a little on the shorter side for my usual taste, but it has been so hot this Summer that I really did not mind. The dress was only $12 and is actually really well made for being so cheap. It is fully lined and it has a gold, back zipper detail.

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My bag is a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac and it is in a beautiful mint color. This picture does not even begin to do it justice. It is such a versatile bag that has easily transitioned with me through all the Seasons. It is actually very roomy very being considered a “mini bag” and I am able to fit everything inside with ease.

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My sandals were a birthday gift from my sweet friend Julia of Glitter and Juls. I love the pop of color that they brought to my outfit and I am a sucker for a good boho vibe. I was inspired by the pink in the sandals so I added one of my fave Kendra Scott necklaces to really give my outfit that pop! My sunnies are a few year old but they are Tory Burch.

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I am already planning all of the ways that I can wear the vest this Fall! It really is an investment piece and I encourage you all to go out and get you one! Maybe you will get lucky and find one on super sale like I did! If you want some outfit inspo then head over to my Pinterest and give me a follow at Being Mrs. Fowler. I am always pinning outfit ideas for using this vest! Hope you all are having a FAB week!

XOXO,

Mrs. Fowler

Photography courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography.