Fall in Forsyth Park

Happy Cyber Monday!! There have been so many great sales and deals this weekend that I've had to use some serious restraint on my wallet! I think my two favorites right now are 20% J.Crew with code MONDAY and Lilly Pulitzer, where you can receive gifts with every single purchase today through midnight! I do have to also mention too that every order tonight at Emily McCarthy is 20% off with code SANTA20! :)

I just had to share this outfit too that I shot with Andrea a couple weeks ago that includes so many great sale items! This poncho comes out to be about $40 and comes in this pretty "muted mocha" along with navy too!

Also one of my favorite totes is on sale for 10% off plus free shipping. I'm dying to get another in a more neutral design, of course with a fun monogram color! Happy shopping friends!

Side Tie Poncho (50% off with code CYBERMONDAY) // Black "Jean-ish" Leggings
Earrings (20% off with code SALE20) // Black Suede Booties (buy one pair, get one 50% off!)
Plaid Monogram Tote Bag (10% off plus free shipping with code CYBER)

Andrea Kinnear Photography + Design

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Navy and White for Fall + Hostess Gift Ideas

It's no secret that I love blue and white, so I love the idea of wearing "winter white" with navy for the fall! This outfit (and the two others that I shot this day with Andrea) was inspired by one of my favorite posts from last fall, Thanksgiving Outfit inspiration. I'm wearing my crisp white jeans from spring/summer (and being a major rule breaker while doing so!) but I think this outfit would look great with an ecru jean too! I loved this cute navy and white scarf with little pink pom-poms got me for my birthday and think it adds a fun little pop of print and color for the fall.

I also wanted to share a few of my favorite items to give as hostess gifts, especially during the holidays! Scroll to the bottom to see my full hostess gift guide ideas, but I wanted to highlight how much I love these monogram items from Emily McCarthy Shoppe!

This monogram stemless tumbler is definitely a favorite, between the pretty monogram and fact that it's acrylic so it's not too fragile! Same goes for these frosted cups and cocktail napkins that are sold on the "Gift Bar" at the Shoppe, meaning that they're basically ready to grab and go when you come in. These are easily some of the most popular gifts that we sell since you can pick them right up, and even get them gift wrapped! I bought my first set of these frosted cups before Robbie and I went on vacation for our anniversary and loved walking around and enjoying our celebratory drinks in these pretty to-go cups, as seen here! They also make great cups for boat drinks! ;)

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More great gift ideas for the hostess with the mostest!

6: Personalized Cocktail Napkin Set (Buy 1, Get 1 through midnight on Tuesday!) // 7: Monogram Slate Cheese Server



Life Lately: November 2016

Hi friends! I feel like I have been away from this wonderful creative space of mine for much longer than planned but I'm excited to be back and posting often again for the holiday season- my favorite time of the year!! Life has been a little busy lately but it's been the best kind of busy... with a new job that I love!

I briefly mentioned it in this post, but if you've been following along on Instagram or Snapchat (heathb115) I've joined the team at Emily McCarthy and have been loving every minute! I was a little worried at first what it would be like transitioning back from being my own boss and making my own hours to having a real boss and working real work hours but Emily is wonderful to work for and my hours are still somewhat flexible. Working with a team has been the biggest change for the better because I felt like I was starting to get stuck in a rut earlier this year and now that I'm around other creative women, I feel like I'm really getting those creative juices flowing again!

We are kind of an "all hands on deck" kind of team where we all give a little in a lot of different places so whenever anyone asks what it is that I do, it's a little hard to describe because it changes daily! For the most part, I work on managing/uploading items on our website, shipping out online orders, hosting shoppe events and assisting our shoppe guests, and my favorite... taking lots of styled photos for our social media!
If you aren't familiar with the Emily McCarthy brand, check it all out online here! We have so many fun things for the holidays right now... a few of my favorites are the personalized frosted cups and cocktail napkins for any holiday party, the personalized ginger jar gift wrap, and these personalized stemless wine glass sets! I also can't get enough of these Sugarfina "Yes Way Rosé" candy sets!

Other than work, I celebrated my last birthday of my twenties a couple weeks ago and we had an oyster roast at our house! 

We had oysters (of course), I made the easiest Crockpot meatballs, some friends brought some other dips (buffalo chicken dip is always a crowd favorite!) and we had ingredients for s'mores by the firepit in our backyard! It was finally the first cool night of fall and it was so much fun to celebrate with some of our new and old Savannah friends and family!

So thankful for these gals (and everybody else!!) that came to help me celebrate!

This weekend, Robbie and I are headed to Athens for a UGA football game with his work. We're going with some friends that are huge Georgia fans so I'm excited to get a taste of a little SEC football! A few weeks ago, I did a shoot with Andrea in my best red and black Georgia tailgate colors and used our "Go Dawgs" tailgate cups and just realized I never shared these so what better time than now! ;) 



Fall Shoe Crush

I have had a major crush on fall shoes lately. Believe it or not, I'm normally not a huge "shoe" person... I typically have a neutral pair that I wear over and over again, like my tan suede booties and old Sperry leopard flats that I've been wearing just about every day the last few weeks.

Black Scallop Suede Booties // Red Suede Flats // Suede Mule Sandal

Natural Suede Lace-up Flats // Leopard Needlepoint Loafers

Black Linen Elephant Loafers // Gray Suede Italian Driving Mocs // Dark Moss Wedge Suede Booties

I love each and every one of these but these scalloped booties and these needlepoint loafers have been at the top of my wishlist the last two years and I'm thinking I may have to add them to my closet soon! Which ones are your favorite?

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Striped Cross Back Top

I'm pretty certain that you can never have too many striped shirts, because they're always so versatile and classic for all seasons! This tee is a new addition to my stipe collection and I love that the back is so fun and unexpected! It is such an easy casual look with my favorite suede booties and high waisted skinny jeans (those are my favorite and less than $55!)

striped cross back tee // jeans // crossbody // booties

You may have seen this oyster shell necklace on my Instagram and I think it's such a fun statement piece with the stripes.

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Off the Shoulder Top for Fall

Hope y'all are having a great week! Even though it's fall, I still love to wear my Lilly favorites like the ones I shared in this post a couple weeks ago. I love this navy print because the colors are a little darker and more fall appropriate than most (though I do really love this navy print too!) This off the shoulder top is a bit of a flowy style (I'm wearing a S for reference) so to create a little more of a shape at the waist, I knotted the extra material at the bottom instead of trying a little tuck in the front like I usually do. I can't decide if it's too 90's or not, but I think it works for this top!

tassel earrings // open toe mules, old but similar (here, here, and here) // watch // tassel bracelet

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