Happy Thursday, friends! I have a very special shoutout at the end of today’s post, so be sure to not miss it! 🙂

It seems so hard to believe that we are already wading into August. With summer concluding, tons of warmer weather styles go on sale – including this gingham piece! This smocked off-the-shoulder stunner has been marked down PLUS an additional 50% off (also available in black)!

I bought this at the beginning of the summer and y’all… I have gotten SO much use out of this dress. From graduations to brunches, it has been my go-to to throw on and run out the door.


DRESS: Smocked Gingham Dress || SHOES: Espadrille Wedges || BAG: Crab Purse (old Kate Spade – similar linked) || GLASSES: Mirrored Tortoise Sunglasses (T.J. Maxx, similar linked)


ANNNDDD for the most important part of today – my little sister, Ella, turns FIFTEEN!!! Y’all, I can’t even begin to tell you how enamored I was when I got wind that long awaited wish of a baby sister would soon be granted. Since August 10, 2002, I have been utterly enchanted by Ella’s sweet soul, infectious grin, and winsome demeanor – all that I admire so, incredibly much. It is with all my love that I wish a very Happy 15th Birthday to you, Miss Ella B!!! You are such a bright light. XOXOX.