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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What Easter Means to Me + Easter Dress Shopping

Easter Dress Lookbook | love 'n' labels

Easter is just 10 days away, friends! If you haven’t found your dress yet, today is the day! Just ordered mine. 🙂

I love Easter for so many reasons — it’s one of my favorite holidays, actually! In our family, we have a few special traditions that I love, but one thing I love most is the feeling of the fresh, spring air outside while we’re hunting eggs and taking family photos.

But of course, the main reason I love this holiday is because it’s such a special reminder of Jesus’ love for us. All my life, I’ve been celebrating the meaning of Easter and the resurrection of our Savior, and even after all these years, I can never hold back the tears of joy or chills running down my body each time I hear the story of the empty tomb. (Just typing that out brings tears to my eyes!) He IS risen, indeed!

If you have yet to find the perfect Easter dress for your Sunday morning worship service or your family brunch, have no fear! I’ve always got your back ladies!

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Two Old Hippies Style Diary

Two Old Hippies Style Diary | love 'n' labels

If you would have told me two years ago when I walked into @twooldhippies for the first time to snag a souvenir ball cap that I would be partnering with them today, I wouldn’t have believed you for even a second. Two Old Hippies has been at the top of my bucket list of brands to work with since I started this journey so when they reached out to me to work together, you know I was pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. God works in amazing ways y’all!

Old enough to have been around when the concept of peace, love and rock n’ roll inspired a generation of free spirits. Young enough to embrace a world community, where generosity, compassion and equality are a way of life. We celebrate living every day.

Before going any further, I want to highly encourage you all to read more about how Two Old Hippies got their start and turned into what it is today — it’s really an inspiring story!

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Bridal Dresses for Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Honeymoon & More

Bridal Dresses for Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Honeymoon & More | love 'n' labels

Since it is Wednesday, I’m throwing it back to my Wedding Wednesday days and calling ALL brides-to-be! I hear wedding bells!

Looking back on my time as a bride makes me so nostalgic, so I’m happy to get to help you ladies out while you’re searching for the perfect bride gear to wear as you prepare to become a wife. This is such a special time in your life that you will look back on for years to come, and I want to mainly encourage you all to soak up every. single. moment. (even the stressful ones 😉 ).

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2018 Word of the Year: NO

Word of the Year: NO | love 'n' labels

When you read the title of this blog post, I’m sure you start to wonder what the heck I’m talking about and why my word for 2018 is “no”. The reason is simple: I’m a recovering people pleaser. I’m recovering from saying “yes” one too many times and then hating myself later on for agreeing to that event, that dinner, that partnership, that trip, etc. Over the past couple of years, I’ve learned more about myself that I ever knew before, and one of the things that has been challenging for me to overcome is learning how to say “no thanks” to people or things that I don’t necessarily want or need in my life at this time. But I’ve learned how to get past this challenge and how to politely decline or step away from things in life that are not beneficial to my health, happiness and well being … And boy has it been one of the most freeing feelings ever!

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Babes Supporting Babes – Happy International Women’s Day!

Babes Supporting Babes - Happy International Women's Day! | love 'n' labels

Happy Women’s Day to all my favorite babes out there!!

On this day, I want to share a special letter to each of you ladies reading this right now. I hope you’ll read it all the way through and enjoy it – xo.

To my LNL Babes …

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Spring and Summer Dresses, Sets, & Rompers for Every Occasion

Spring and Summer Dresses, Sets, & Rompers for Every Occasion | love 'n' labels

Recently, I’ve received SO many requests to write a post about outfit ideas for graduations, spring weddings, spring break, tropical getaways, bachelorette parties, etc etc etc. The list goes on! Thankfully, I had this post scheduled out on my content calendar for this month, so I’m happy that I’ll now be able to help you all find the perfect dress, set, or romper that you’re searching for.

In this post, I’ve included mostly dresses, but also a few rompers, 2-piece sets, and jumpsuits that are perfect for every occasion you may have coming up this spring or summer. I feel like all of these pieces pretty much fall into the same category, so I decided to include a few of each!

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Buy More, Save More Shopbop Sale + Other Sales Happening!

Buy More, Save More Shopbop Sale + Other Sales Happening! | love 'n' labels

Happy Friday, friends! There are tons and tons of amazing sales happening today and into the weekend, so if you have that itch to start some spring shopping like I do, definitely check out this whole post for lots of great deals! The first one I want to focus on is possibly one of the best sales of the year …

Shopbop’s Buy More, Save More Sale is going on right now, and it’s GOOD y’all! I browsed through the entire site to find the top picks and best deals for the upcoming seasons, and I’ve included some options below that I thought y’all would like, if you want to browse through them for yourself. My biggest recommendation with this particular sale is to of course stay within your budget, but keep in mind that it’s good to go ahead and splurge on the more big ticket or luxury items because the more you spend, the more you save. For instance, I am stocking up on all my One Teaspoon shorts and AG denim for the season. This is also a great time to buy that pair of designer shoes or sunglasses that you’ve been longing for because you can score a major discount!

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Best Places to Shop Swimsuits & Beachwear

Best Places to Shop Swimsuits & Beachwear | love 'n' labels

I’ll admit, I was totally one of those girls who raided Victoria’s Secret every year around this time when they sold swimsuits and beachwear … I would splurge and buy 4 or 5 of their swimsuits (at a time) starting when I was old enough to wear and fit into their pieces. I remember being completely in shock not too long ago when they announced that they were doing away with swim to focus more on athleisure, etc. Quite frankly, I was not only saddened by the news but I was actually a little ticked off because WHERE WOULD I FIND ALL MY SWIMSUITS NOW?! I know that the PINK brand still carries some swimwear, (and I do like it!) but it’s just not the exact same to me. This all may sound a little ridiculous to a degree, but I’m sure at least a few of you all that are reading this right now may be able to relate. 😉

This year, I’ve actually been on the hunt for new swim & beachwear retailers since January. I know, I know … way to early to be really thinking about spring break and summer, but I was determined to find some reputable brands and stores for all of us to shop from this season and I think I finally found some good ones that I am excited to recommend to you all! With spring break just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time to share. At the bottom of this post, I’ve recommended a few of my favorite places to shop for swim and included a massive round up of swimsuits and beachwear to choose from. I included many different styles, colors and price points so that you’ll have a large selection to shop and find exactly what you’re searching for! If you order within the next few days, you should be able to receive your new suits in the mail before spring break trips begin! 

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Snowshoe Mountain Travel Guide

Snowshoe Mountain Travel Guide | love 'n' labels

Teej and I recently took a trip to the beautiful Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia with some of our closest friends. We have been going here for a few years now because we think it is the best place to go for skiing / snowboarding on the East Coast, and it includes the cutest, snowy village on top of the mountain.

With many open trails for skiers / snowboarders of all levels, this is the primary place to go with a large group of friends in the winter months. Even if someone in your crew isn’t into all the snow activities, there are still lots of shops, restaurants and a brewery to keep everyone in your group entertained!

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