Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Red & Navy Plaid

 Top // Skirt (similar) // Shoes (similar) // Bag (similar)
Necklace // Bracelets (1, 2, 3) // Watch (similar)

Happy Wednesday, friends! Can I just say that I love December in Florida? I shot these photos yesterday and was only slightly chilly in this skirt. It actually reminds me a lot of fall back home in NC, where it's all of eighty during the day and you're just about freezing at night.

Side note, did anyone watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night? Because I did and I've decided to take up running. Please send help (and tips please - I've downloaded the Nike running app so we'll see what happens).

I recently ordered this top from Old Navy and I've already worn it like three times in the past three weeks I've had it - I think it's definitely going to be a fall/holiday staple. It's also officially two weeks away from Christmas. TWO WEEKS. I don't know whether to be more excited for the holiday or sad to be leaving Florida right now. Truly I'm still crying from the cost of shipping my family's Christmas presents home this past week.

Are you just about done with your Christmas list or are you a last minute shopper? Let me know!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide // For Mom

Happy Monday! Y'all I seriously can't believe we are so close to kissing 2015 goodbye - wasn't it JUST January like a month ago? Also theres like all of less than twenty days until Christmas and I could not be more excited! Without further ado today's gift guide is all about mom (aka the best lady ever!)

If you're wondering yes, my mom always gets a mix of sweaters and shoes it seems. What are you getting your mom for Christmas? Let me know!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide // For the Hostess

Happy (cyber) Monday! Is it officially Christmas yet? It's officially almost December meaning Christmas parties are right around the corner - as far as hostess presents go I feel like you can truly never go wrong with anything you'd put on a bar cart, and since I'm trying to make one myself this gift guide was super fun to put together.

Plus how stinkin' cute is all the gold touches?!
Anything I can add? Let me know!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Insta Roundup

Woah y'all, I have been wanting to do another one of these lately and I just checked and my last one was MAY. Needless to say I obviously don't have any sense of time. Six months later...

 Shirt // Jeans (similar) // Shoes (similar on sale) // Bag (similar)
 Top // Shorts // Shoes (similar) // Bag (similar)
 Dress (similar) // Sandals // Bag (similar)
 Sweater (similar) // Vest (similar) // Jeans // Shoes // Bag // Monogram // Watch
Top (similar) // Leggings (similar) // Scarf (similar) // Shoes // Bag

I'd also like to include it's now almost Thanksgiving and as such be ready for a Christmas overload on my Instagram starting Friday #sorrynotsorry

To everyone traveling this holiday weekend please be safe - Happy Thanksgiving y'all!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide // For Him

Happy Monday! I'm not sure exactly what happened but fall came to Florida last night. It went from 80 to 50 in a hot cold minute, and needless to say today I will be out buying a hat/gloves for work (the temperature off the water is no joke y'all). I have to say though it really is feeling like Christmas now!

Today's gift guide is all about the hardest person on your Christmas list to shop for... him. Whether it be your dad, brother, boyfriend, husband, whatever I find men are usually the most difficult to buy for in general. Gift card to Cabella's? Cool dad.
Still probably getting a gift card to Cabella's. Can you think of any must haves I missed for him? Let me know! Have a great week y'all!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Olive Utility Jacket

 Happy Friday! It's been a weird week here. At work they changed up my "weekends" at work to Friday/Saturday so it's like having an actual weekend. It's weird but I kind of love it already.

Recently I popped into Forever 21 looking for a plaid shirt and ended up finding this olive utility jacket. I've had it maybe two weeks now and worn it at least 7 times, I'm obsessed with it for the chilly nights here in Florida!
 Jacket (similar)  // Sweater (similar) // Jeans // Booties (similar)
Watch // Bracelets (1, 2, 3) // Necklace
What are your plans for this weekend? Let me know!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide // For Your BFF

Happy Monady! May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Today on Pick Your Beau I am so excited to be kicking off the Holiday season with a gift guide - all about your BFF. Personally I couldn't buy my BFF something I didn't have on my own list so needless to say I want just about everything on this list. Also, everything on this list is under $100 - and I tried to include options for any budget!

Anything you've had your eye on I should add to my list? Also, what other gift guides would y'all like to see this Holiday season? Let me know!


Friday, November 6, 2015

Grey & White // Celebrating 2 Years of PYB!

Happy Friday! Today is a big day on Pick Your Beau - the blog is officially turning two today (insert champagne emoji here). I would just like to say thank you to each and every one of my readers that follow along and support PYB - you have no idea how much y'all mean to me! (insert kissing face emoji)

Today I am also sharing a look shot with my brand new DSLR and I'm so excited to be upping up my blogging game with some better quality images (and some new looks coming soon!)

So today my question for you is what do you hope to see this next year on the blog? 
Let me know! Have a great weekend y'all!


Friday, October 30, 2015

In vs. Out Linkup

Happy Friday! Today I'm excited to be participating in a linkup hosted by Allison of Because I Say So. I've been following her blog for a while now and love her weekly series so I was beyond excited to hear she was hosting it as a linkup

Barbie's You Can Do Anything campaign // Seriously amazing. I grew up playing with Barbies and have always been a big fan of the company so when I saw this campaign I was beyond excited. It's great!

Sparkling Ice black raspberry drinks // My mom got me hooked on these about a year ago and I love, love, love them. I don't really drink soda so they're perfect when I want something different.

The Office // If you follow me on snapchat you know I've been watching it all day every day. Still don't know why it took me so long to get into it.

Stepping up my blogging game // I'm talking DSLR's 

Mindy Kaling // Talk about a girl crush. I recently read her first book, loved it so much I started watching The Office, decided Kelly Kapoor is my spirit animal (also check out this article), and now want her new book.

Target + cocktails while you shop // please tell me this is real.

PSL's and Hot Apple Spice drinks from Starbucks

Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Adele's "Hello"

Next week at work is the in between for Halloween and Christmas and I'm so ready for Christmas already.

Going to bed around 3 and waking up before 8 every day this week.

Twisting my ankle last week and realizing how long it takes to get back to normal.

Having the hardest time keeping my room clean lately.

Knowing I have two months left here at Disney before I go back to school.

La Croix flavored sparkling waters // every flavor I've tried I absolutely hate

Trying to play the Kim Kardashian game on my phone and it not loading for the past few days. Totally embarrassed to admit I play it but it's SO addicting!

Not having polish on my nails basically all week

What's been in/out with you lately? Are you participating in this month's linkup? Let me know!


Monday, October 26, 2015

New England Chic // Guest Post

Happy Monday y'all! Today on the blog I am so excited to be sharing a guest post by my friend Mikayla talking all about New England Style. Mikayla runs a fabulous blog called The Taste Tracker which is all things style/travel/food and will leave you with a serious case of wanderlust.

Today we are getting together to share both our regional and personal styles - so without further ado lets jump right in.

How would you describe your personal style? 
I would describe my style as classic with rustic/bohemian touches; I never like to look too put together. One of my favorite outfits to wear is a plain white tank top tucked into my black skinny jeans from Urban Outfitters. But my look never ends there; I’ll through on a skinny belt with metal details, a thick, embroidered scarf and some delicate gold chains. I love embellishing classic silhouettes with different kinds of jewelry, scarves and shoes. 

How would you describe the style of New England?
There are a couple different kinds of styles that float around New England. In boating/yacht capitals like Newport, Rhode Island, brands like Lily Pulitzer, Jack Rogers and Vera Bradley are on every corner. Needless to say, people in these towns are incredibly preppy. However, New England has a lot of rustic parts to it where people are much more laid back in the ways they dress. Brands like L.L. Bean are super popular in these areas, as are styles similar to those from Patagonia. 

How does your style compare to your regional style?
I would say my style differs greatly from my regional style. My particular area—a small town in Rhode Island—tended to air more on the preppier side of fashion, favoring Tory Burch, Sperrys and Ralph Lauren Polo. There wasn’t much branching out from fashion conventions and popular clothing stores like Brandy Melville or Forever 21. I like to think I try out trends that are a little more similar to what you’d see on the streets on New York City or London, because that’s where I belong. 

What is your favorite piece in your wardrobe?
My favorite piece in my wardrobe would have to be my long, camel-colored overcoat from Forever 21. It’s so versatile and makes any and every outfit look so chic

What brands do you find build the New England style?
As I stated earlier, there are some staple brands up here in New England that truly build its style. In more preppier regions like eastern Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island, the staple brands are Sperrys, Vineyard Vines, Tory Burch (because looking like you’re from the West Coast is always cool), Alex and Ani and Lily Pulitzer. More rural regions like Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire all tend to favor L.L. Bean and your traditional flannels, beanies and winter boots.

Has your style changed through your recent move?
I style has definitely evolved throughout my traveling. I moved down to the DC area for college and my style morphed into a little more “hipster” than it previously was—I was, and still am, a big fan of halter crop tops with high-waisted jeans and a denim jacket. Urban Outfitters became my second home. Now, I still maintain those “hipster” elements through staple pieces like denim jackets and circle lens, but I like to add classic pieces—like a tailored coat or polished booties— to every outfit that I wear. 

Where do you find your biggest style inspiration?
My style inspiration comes from SO many places. I am an avid fashion magazine reader, so I tend to pull a lot of inspiration from those pages. Tumblr is also a great place for fashion inspo; I’ll just search for a particularly fashionable person and a ton of street style photos will usually pop up. Right now, I’m super into Kendall Jenner’s style.    

What do you love most about your look?
A lot of friends have called my look “cool,” which is a really big compliment. I never like to look too overdone and try to just go with my instincts on what pieces look good together and what colors look nice combined. I like to think my overall look is very sophisticated—that’s definitely a characteristic I strive for on a daily basis!

Don't forget to head over to Mikayla's blog to see more of her style and my southern inspired look. You can also check her out on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Seriously though don't blame me if you get the travel bug, you definitely will. Have a great week y'all!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Three Dupes You Need Right Now

Happy Monday! Today on the blog I wanted to talk about three dupes I've recently found at Forever 21 that you definitely need in your life right now... seriously though that store has been on point lately! 

Do you have any great dupes you've been swearing by lately? Where do you find your best dupes? Let me know!