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Camo & Embroidered Jacket: Trina Turk (at Mel & Mimi); Top: Target; Jeans: Joe’s Jeans (old); Booties: Lucky Brand (also seen here); Sunglasses: Tom Ford (seen almost always)

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We decided on a last minute getaway this past weekend, and it was much needed for ALL of us. Some days, you just need a cozy hotel room, relaxation and room service to unwind and recharge. And as I’ve gotten “older” I am very thoughtful in how I pack for weekend escapes. I like clothes that don’t require a lot of fuss, and this romper is by far one of the easiest and most versatile pieces in my closet. The options to accessories are nearly endless.

And look at Baby J. You can tell he received puppy pampering at its finest over the weekend.

Romper: LOFT Outlet (similar here); Sunglasses: Target; Bracelets: Tory Burch (old, similar here), David Yurman & Alisa; Earrings: Behind the Glass Boutique (Auburn, AL); Shoes: Tory Burch (similar here); Oriental Garden: Mandarin Oriental Atlanta

Summer Textures

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Here’s what you can count on for summertime weather in the South: HOT temps, HIGH humidity, and HEAVY rain showers. I spend most days praying for nothing higher than 90 degrees, low humidity and no rain since most of my work days are spent in and out of offices all across northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. And while the heat and humidity often seems like my worst enemy, it’s really the cold that kills me. And by cold, I mean offices that I spend my time in each day. So, without making this a story where I complain about the bipolar temperatures I encounter every day, I’ll turn this into how much I love mixing textures – even in the summer months.

Sweater: Old Navy; Tunic: Talbots (old, similar here); Skirt: The Limited (currently on sale); Shoes: BP (also seen here); Earrings (that you don’t really see, which is sad because they are so fun): Target; Ring: gifted; Watch: Rolex; Bag: Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses: Michael Stars (also seen here).

In Full Swing

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A pop up rain storm threatened our date at Barnsley Gardens, but spending a few uninterrupted hours with J was exactly what I needed over the weekend. If I’ve learned anything this year, I’ve learned to take what comes your way and savor every moment. And in this moment, I just can’t get enough of this peplum blouse.

Top: Anthropologie (lucky you, it’s currently on sale); Pants: Target; Shoes: BP; Sunglasses: Michael Stars (available at Mel&Mimi); Bag: Hobo International; Watch: Rolex; Jewelry: Vintage, David Yurman, Alisa