Denim has quickly become my favorite wardrobe staple of the season. If I’ve purchased an item of clothing in the last month it has been denim or a light color “faux denim” like you see here. I may have even bought acid wash jeans… I adore them.. I don’t care what anyone says! I love how this dress looks like a crop top with a skirt – all the fun of a crop top without having to worry about my tummy popping out! Would you believe it’s from Wet Seal?
Every now and then I come across new music that fills my heart with pure happiness; Soft Times, by Matt Duncan, is definitely at the top of my “happy heart” list right now. Matt Duncan is a singer-songwriter from the beautiful (I may be biased..) city of Lexington, KY. As a music lover and Lexington resident, this album feels a little bit like a hidden gem tucked in the back pocket of the local music scene, just waiting to be shared with the world. I first heard Matt play one night on a whim when some friends asked Nate and I to hang out at Cosmic Charlie’s – a local music venue where another good friend of ours runs the sound. We had such a good time that night and I knew instantly that the songs on this album would become key to my summer playlist! It has a smooth retro Indie/Pop vibe that is just so easy to love .. and dance to! Just have a listen and try to tell me that you’re not dancing around your living room singing about moving to the Keys! If you’re ever in the area you’ll definitely want to make it out to see Matt and his band – they’re great live and so entertaining!
(all photos are the property of Maiedae)
You GUYS, guess where I will be on June 1st?! The Maiedae Mixer – an annual fancy networking event for bloggers and creatives in the Southeast region. Jenny and Savannah of Maiedae are the two lovely ladies behind this event and from the looks of the gorgeous location, raffle items, and cupcakes (yes, there will be cupcakes!) it looks like they have completely outdone themselves! Have I convinced you to join us for a night of getting fancy and hanging out with like-minded ladies yet? Did I mention there will be a flower crown buffet? You’ll definitely want to pop over to the event website to check out the rest of the fun details and grab your ticket before they’re all sold out!
I’m positively giddy about having the opportunity to go to my very first blogger event. I casually mentioned the idea of going to my husband when I first heard about it, but I didn’t think it would really be feasible to travel almost 6 hours away to Rome, Georgia for it. Nate sweetly reminded me that we travel for his marathons, so why wouldn’t we travel for something important to me? He is usually the planner and I tend to like it that way. I’m a go with the flow kinda gal and I’d rather go along with someone else’s plans than try to create my own. I can have fun doing just about anything and I often worry that other people aren’t enjoying themselves when I make the plans! Silly, right? Nate is teaching me to recognize this trait and to realize that if it’s important to me then it’s important to him. We’re going to have a great mini trip and he already has some plans for the few hours I will be at the mixer! Sometimes you just need to go do something because it’s fun!
So, is it time that you did something for you? Maybe a girly weekend out of town is just what you need! I hope to see you there. =)