Summer Staples with Southern Shirt

When I think summer style, I think about casual, comfy, practical outfits that are easy to throw on and go about my day! I think cute tees with matching shorts, flip flops, ball caps and pieces that I’ll reach for over and over again. Of course I love my two-piece sets and sassy dresses as much as the next girl, but the more casual, everyday, easy styles are the first ones that come to mind in the summer because I’m almost always near a body of water or out in the heat during these months. And I don’t know about y’all but I just want to feel comfortable and cool while also trying to look cute and put together in those hot temps. That’s why Southern Shirt Co. has come in clutch this year!

I recently raided their website to stock up on their must-have staples, and I 100% recommend you do the same! Now, I’m fully prepared for boat rides on the lake, beach trips, and all the casual summer days in between.

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Support Your Girl Gang!

Support Your Girl Gang! | love 'n' labels

About a week ago, I asked a few questions over on my Instagram stories and told you all that I would follow up on them (and why I was asking them) in an upcoming blog post. I’ve been researching this topic of ‘how to best support your girl gang’ and how to best relay this information for over a month now. Well, it’s finally go-time! Grab a cup of coffee & enjoy. 🙂

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Weekend Staycation at Margaritaville Island Hotel

Weekend Staycation at Margaritaville Island Hotel | love 'n' labels

Earlier this month, Teej and I were invited to stay at the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN for a weekend staycation getaway — it honestly couldn’t have come at a better time! We have been so busy the past couple months, so it was really nice to get away with the hubs for a few days and be pampered at Margaritaville. We had such an incredible stay, and it was the perfect way to kick off Summer 2018.

Margaritaville Hotel has locations all over, however, we had never stayed at one until our mini getaway, and I have to admit — it exceeded all of our expectations. From the island-themed, spacious room (with a fire place + a balcony!) to the valet host to the managers, waiters and spa staff, we were extremely impressed and felt well-taken care of during our entire stay.

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Fiesta Fashion

Fiesta Fashion | love 'n' labels

Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, you guys! Anyone else love this fun holiday?? We typically celebrate at our favorite, local Mexican restaurant with friends, but this year, we’ll be away at a little staycation in Pigeon Forge, TN with Margaritaville Hotel, just the two of us. 🙂 We’re really excited about our little getaway — Stay tuned this weekend and I’ll bring y’all along with us on our trip!

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MAJOR Marc Fisher Sale!!

I couldn’t shop this amazing sale myself and not share it with y’all … 😉

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know how in love I am with Marc Fisher shoes — sandals, wedges, boots, booties, espadrilles, you name it! For every pair of Marc Fishers I’ve ever owned (currently counting 11 pairs in my closet right now LOL), I have never been disappointed with the quality, comfort, style or durability. They are truly my favorite brand of shoes to wear throughout all different seasons, and I know that they will never fail me (or you). Most of their price points are between $80-200, but rest assured, you will get more than what you pay for. They are just that good! The way I look at it, I’d rather pay a little more for a good quality, stylish shoe that I will wear 1000 times, rather than 5 pairs of shoes under $30 that may be uncomfortable or may fall apart after one wear.

Good news is that Marc Fisher is having their 20% OFF FRIENDS AND FAMILY SALE right now through April 23rd, so you’ll be able to receive 20% off your entire purchase by using the code SS18 at checkout. BUT, before you start shopping, I’ve got an even better deal for you since you’re a special part of the love ‘n’ labels family …

I’ve teamed up with my friends at Marc Fisher, and they were kind enough to offer my followers and readers a special discount of 25% OFF SITEWIDE!!!

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Best Dresses for Spring Weddings

Best Dresses for Spring Weddings | love 'n' labels

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive (especially as a new season rolls around): “What should I wear to _____ wedding?” Recently, the questions have revolved around what types of dresses to wear to spring weddings, which makes complete sense because April (and especially May) really kicks off the spring wedding season. I thought it would be best for me to compile my top picks for spring wedding attire in one big blog post, that way you can come back to it as needed each time you receive another invite in the mail and will have many options to choose from. (Most of the dresses included in this post could also work for summer weddings as well!)

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What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party

What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party |

“I DO” Crew, Last Night Before Mr. Right, Last Fling Before the Ring, Night on the Town Before the Gown, Bach Bash, Kiss the Miss Goodbye, Bride Tribe, Pop the Bubbly – She’s Getting a Hubby!

Can you guess what this post is about? 😉 Today, we’re talking about bachelorette parties, and more importantly, what to wear to them! I’ve recently received so many requests for a post going over all of my tips of what to wear (and perhaps, what not to wear) to a bachelorette party as a bridesmaid or friend of the bride.

I was one of the first ones in my friend group to get married, but I have also been in a few weddings as a bridesmaid as well, so I’ve seen both sides and have some great pointers to share with you all today — what to wear, how to act, what not to do … I’m covering it all!

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How to Win the Comparison Game

How to Win the Comparison Game | love 'n' labels

Late last night, I was sitting on my couch doing some blog work, when all of a sudden I stumbled across something on Instagram that instantly gave me a bitter taste in my mouth and made me feel so discouraged in that moment. All these thoughts started rushing to my mind … “Why not me?” … “I just don’t get it” … “That is so unfair” … “Why am I trying to do things the right way when the people who are doing things the wrong way are getting rewarded and I’m not?” … “I work 12+ hour work days to try and set myself apart & I still am not enough in their eyes” … I could go on, but you get the point.

Thankfully, my moment of comparison lasted only for a few minutes because I’ve already played the comparison game way too many times to count, so I’ve finally learned how to turn all of those negative thoughts about myself into something that wouldn’t tear me down, but possibly just build me back up. (*Disclaimer: I really feel like this moment last night was a God thing because I was just talking last week on my IG stories about comparison, and SO many of you wanted me to write a blog post about how I overcome those struggles. Sooo, HERE WE ARE! He really works in mysterious, yet amazing ways.)

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Best Of Basics

Best Of Basics | love 'n' labels

Today, we’re taking it back to the basics, y’all! (and no, I’m not talking about the Ugg boots + Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte kinda #basic 😉 )

Extravagant, unique, out of the box outfits are my JAM … but we all need some good basics in our lives. They are the filler pieces in our wardrobes that never go out of style, the perfect layering options, and of course, the real life everyday “I need to hurry and throw something on before I’m late” go-to pieces that we all reach for time and time again. They’re classics!

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