Haute in Pink

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Dress & Necklace: http://www.Shop12East.com / Handbag: similar here for $25! / Jacket: similar here for under $50!

When it comes to color choices, I don’t think it comes as a surprise that pink is my go-to. I haven’t always been an extreme girly girl but when it hit me around age 15, it hit me with full force. While it may sound crazy to most, my nails always have to be painted but I don’t pamper myself with mani/pedi dates (I just can’t justify spending that type of money!) and I hate dark nails. I love bright lip stick, brighter mani/pedis, and even brighter clothes. I’ve never been much of a lover of winter time because everyone seems so dull and boring in blacks and dark, dreary colors. Sweaters aren’t my forte and I can’t stand rain boots (sorry, guys!)

I prefer dresses, mainly bohemian styles, in bright colors with a ton of fun jewelry. I chose this pink dress as my favorite for this upcoming spring from 12East because it’s the so effortless and comfortable. As a mom, if I’m going to dress decent, I need to make sure it’s quick! Otherwise, I’ll have Grayson crawling after me crying to be picked up because I’m taking too long getting ready. So, I’m sure you’ll see me in a ton of bright dresses and crochet/lace numbers! (Show Me Your Mumu has become an ultimate favorite!)

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Announcing 12East

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Dress & Necklace: http://www.Shop12East.com

Oh my gosh. I literally can not believe the day has come where I can scream my dreams from the top of my lungs – they’ve literally come true, you guys! I officially want to announce the opening of my very own boutique, 12East!

I’ve dreamed of owning my own boutique ever since I was a little girl and I have always enjoyed helping ladies throw together a great outfit. I can relate to everyone who can’t spend a fortune on an outfit and I hate digging and scrounging  the internet for the perfect look only to find that what I truly love is extremely overpriced! Talk about heart breaking, am I right? Right. So, the idea of 12East was born. Actually, if we’re getting technical, the idea of 12East has always been there in the back of my mind just sitting, waiting for the perfect moment to come to fruition. When I quit my full time job and became a stay at home mom so that we could move for my husband’s new job, I knew this was the perfect moment to take control of my dreams!

The name 12East comes from the route I traveled to and from work on my former commute. I would always dream of my one day owning my own store and what I would potentially call it, what kind of merchandise I’d carry, what it would look like, etc. all on my route on 12East and 12West 6 days a week! Basically, I pushed myself so hard on that road. That road made me! Literally.

12East will have clothing, handbags, jewelry, and shoes! We’ve got quite a few thus far and will be adding tons of more clothing and jewelry within the next few weeks including some seriously gorgeous dresses in spring and summer colors, all for under $50! If you know me, you know I’m a jewelry fanatic, bright color lover, pattern addict, and fringe obsessed girl so I’m sure you can guess what 12East is like before you even visit.

To celebrate our GRAND OPENING, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING and 10% OFF with code SHOP12. So, take a second and show us some love at http://www.Shop12East.com. You can also follow us on Instagram @12East.

EEK!!!

Oversized Sweater Weather

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Outfit Details: Similar Top | Sweater is sold out | Jeans | Necklace | Bag is sold out | Shoes  (love the black pair, also!)

The weather here in Louisiana is SO back and forth. I swear, it seriously can not decide whether it’s winter or spring but I guess it’s the best of both worlds, so I can’t really complain. On the days it decides to be a little cooler than normal, you can find me in this comfy oversized sweater! I love it because it can dress an outfit down and isn’t too, too hot. I’ve also been wearing this plaid top as much as possible before it’s springtime. It’s the perfect plaid!

On another note, I have some exciting news coming up that I am so excited to share within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!

Love, Kaitlin