When I saw this Madewell eyelet cutout dress in the store, I immediately purchased it. The dress has pretty details inspired by a vintage pinafore, with soft ruffles, contrasting buttons and subtle side cutouts (which makes the dress a little sexy). Plus, the dress is 100% cotton, which really helps in this Atlanta summer heat. So, now it’s pretty much my favorite summer dress.
I work closely with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation “AVLF.” AVLF is a non-profit that provides legal help to low-income individuals and families in the Fulton and Clayton counties. Specifically, a few of my other female coworkers and I are on the executive planning committee for AVLF’s yearly event in February titled “PurSHOEing Justice.” See recap of the February 2017PurSHOEing Justice event here. Read more
My husband and I are constantly traveling, so it was nice to finally have a weekend at home in Atlanta. We had a family filled weekend! My husband’s step sister and her husband live in Sandy Springs. Then, his father and other sister came into town to visit for the weekend. His father lives in Blue Hill, Maine and his sister lives in Chicago. Read more
As I recapped in two of my prior posts (see post #1 and post #2), Fab’rik has become one of my favorite boutiques in Atlanta. The mission of the company is to provide high-style at an affordable price and to help others. So, another reason why I love Fab’rik is because it is a charitable organization.
As I recapped in one of my prior posts, I hosted a ‘Vacation Chic with La Vie Petite’ styling event at the Fab’rik City Walk boutique. During the event, I wore this Fab’rik paisley romper. After leaving the store that day, I ended up purchasing a lot of summer staples, including these Jack by BB Dakota crochet shorts. Both the romper and the shorts are currently on sale for $40 each! I’m wearing a size small in both for sizing reference. One of the selling points of Fab’rik is that everything in the store is on trend, but also under $100 (except for jeans). So, Fab’rik is much more affordable compared to other boutiques. Read more
Romper: 19 Cooper (see other 19 Cooper looks above)
I feel like I’m a constant nomad, but in a good way. After I got back from Fort Laurderale with my Mom and sisters I flew to DC for a girls weekend. My best friend Jess was having a big blow out bash for her 30th birthday. She actually just moved to Chicago, but wanted to have her birthday in DC since most of our friends and her family are on the East coast. Jess was one of my bridesmaids and is one of my best friends so I couldn’t miss birthday her celebration. Read more
Romper: 19 Cooper (sold out but see similar 19 Cooper pieces above) // Necklace: Emma & Chloe(Get $10 off with code PETITE10)
My Mom turned 60 in June, so my two younger sisters and I wanted to plan something big for her. Over the July 4 holiday weekend, we treated my Mom to a girls weekend to Fort Lauderdale. My Mom’s one request was to be able to relax at the beach and spend time together, so Fort Lauderdale was a great spot to do that. It’s more low key than Miami, but there is still a lot going on, especially during the holiday weekend.
On Saturday June 24, Jeremy and I celebrated my dear friend Melissa’s wedding in Virginia (see recap of Melissa’s bachelorette party). Melissa is such a beautiful person inside and out. We’ve been friends for over 10 years. I’m really thankful for Melissa’s friendship after all this time. So, Jeremy and I were pleased we could celebrate with Melissa and her (now) husband Brennan, on their wedding day.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of partnering with the boutique Fab’rik. Fab’rik’s mission is that everyone can feel beautiful without breaking the bank. Everything in the store is under $100, with the exception of jeans, as the company believes that every woman should invest in a quality pair of jeans. I really identify with the brand because it is affordable, but doesn’t sacrifice quality.
Over Memorial Day weekend I flew out to the west coast to visit one of my best friends, Katie, in San Francisco. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. If it wasn’t so expensive, I would love to live there with my husband. On Sunday Katie and I ventured out to wine country. Napa was having its annual ‘BottleRock‘ music festival, so we went wine tasting in Sonoma instead of dealing with the craziness in Napa. Read more
As I recapped in my prior post, South Moon Under, one of my favorite Virginia boutiques, just opened two new stores in Atlanta. One store is in Ponce City Market and the other store is in Alpharetta at Avalon. From now through May 29, you can get 15% off $150+ in stores and online with promo code “SUMMER15.” Valid through May 29. Read more
I got a new beautiful rose gold watch from Welly Merck, a Switzerland based watch company. Welly Merck designs Swiss watches for both men and women at an affordable price. The ‘Classic New York R‘ (36MM) watch I got only costs $265, but looks like it could be worth $500 or more. Welly Merck gave me a code to share with my readers. Use code ‘LaurenNicole20‘ to get an additional 20% off your purchase. I know I just missed Mother’s Day, but Father’s Day is coming up. Watches are always a great gift for any occasion.
Last weekend I traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to celebrate my friend Melissa’s bachelorette party. I’ve known Melissa forever and she’s one of the sweetest people I know. We went to high school and to college together. Then after college we lived together in Arlington, Virginia. I wanted to wear this new white eyelet dress wine tasting, but I ended up wearing jeans and layering because it was so cold. But despite the weather, we still had a fabulous weekend. Read more