Take Me To: Polynesian Village

May 19, 2019



If you asked me to rate my top 5 resorts, Polynesian Village is 100% in the top 5, battling it out with the Grand Floridian for the coveted number 1 spot. Although I have yet to stay here, I’ve visited numerous times. The Polynesian is such a fun resort to explore and has so much to offer, and in my opinion, it has some of the coolest architecture and design out of all of the Disney resorts. 

It’s themed around the South Pacific and tiki culture, a popular trend back in the mid 20th century, and you know my vintage loving heart is so into that. If you like tiki/Hawaiian themes and mid-century modern design, you will fully appreciate this resort.

Time for a little smackerel: Dapper Day Part Deux

May 14, 2019


Day 2 was at Epcot. We all did Pooh characters (well, we were all supposed to – Barry threw in the towel mid-morning on day 2, but he gets an A for effort & being a good sport). I went as Rabbit and Lilly had a Piglet theme going on. I had initially planned to wear this vintage square dance dress for my Tea Party outfit, but then I found the striped dress instead so I had to make other plans for this cute little yellow number. The more I looked at it, the more Rabbit came to mind, with the way the white ruffles ran down the middle. Rabbit is a character I had never bounded as before, so I thought, sure, why not!

We're All Mad Here! Dapper Day - Part Un

May 11, 2019


Let’s talk Dapper Day. If you’ve been following my blog for a while (or have seen any of my recent IG posts), you probably know I get super excited when anyone mentions Dapper Day. It combines 2 of my favorite things: vintage + Disney, and it’s basically like the Olympics of vintage fashion. 

If you are just showing up to this party and are hearing Charlie Brown’s wa-wa voice thing every time I mention Dapper Day, allow me to give you the super short Cliff Notes version: it’s a bi-annual unofficial weekend celebrated at both Disneyland in CA & out at WDW in FL (spring & fall) that pays homage to the Disney days of yesteryear – meaning, everyone gets dressed up for the parks like they would have done if this were the 1950s. No, no, we’re not talking all poodle skirts/bobby socks & Pink Ladies jackets (though a Grease-inspired Disney getup would be super adorable…hmmmm), but think more along the lines of circle skirts, patio dresses, and an endless sea of bowties & crinolines, though it’s not decade specific – you could see anything from 20s inspired looks to a hippie Rapunzel. 

You can learn a lot of things from the flowers

May 8, 2019


Spring is one of my favorite times to visit Disney because it means that the Flower & Garden festival is in full swing bloom. This year, the festival runs from March 6th to June 3rd, so there's still plenty of time to enjoy this festival. There are so many beautiful topiaries scattered around Epcot, including some new ones this year, like Miss Piggy and the gang from Toy Story (separate topiaries - though that would be interesting if it was a mashup!) 

Epcot is such a gorgeous park to begin with, but seeing it literally in living color with flowers blooming everywhere? Count me in because this must be what heaven looks like.

Tea for Three

April 22, 2019


Happy Monday, friends! I thought I would share my Easter brunch look from yesterday and give y'all an inside look at one of the local tearooms here in Chattanooga. We spent our Easter at Mountain Oaks Tea Room, which is actually inside an old converted courthouse from 1913. Today, the venue is actually much more than just a tea room & hosts plenty of events, including weddings. They were offering a special Easter tea, so we couldn't resist. Surprisingly, this was all my husband's (last minute) idea and I was 100% on board (maybe I can get him to do the Grand Floridian tea with me, after all)!

Take Me To: Boardwalk

March 25, 2019


It's officially spring break, y'all! Unfortunately, that means absolutely nothing to me. Zero, zip, zilch, nada - because I work full time (for teax season, anyway) for a CPA firm and am essentially chained to my desk from mid-January to April 15th. But that doesn't stop me from planning my next three Disney trips! Clearly I'm taking full advantage of the remaining 6.5 months of my annual pass.

When I was a kid, we often went to Disney as a family during spring break. Though I would NOT recommend it now (crazy busy), I do have some fond memories of those trips, and one of my favorite memories is when we would resort hop to the Boardwalk, rent a surrey bike (which I would then not pedal, heheh), and stuff my face with sweet treats. Boardwalk is such a unique resort, so obviously it had to have a sport in my resort-hop-series. 

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

March 2, 2019



By now you’ve probably heard that Toy Story 4 will be releasing soon, & if you’re like me who literally grew up with Andy & the gang, you’re probably pretty excited! So what better way to celebrate all of the epicness that is Toy Story than with a little toy themed post? (All about that timing!)

It’s no secret that I enjoy a good Disneybound, so when I was at Disney & was going to be checking out Toy Story land for the first time, I knew I had to do go all out. So my friends & I all decided to bound as various characters from the films.

To All the Girls I've Loved Before

February 9, 2019


Valentines Day is almost here & if you're anything like me (procrastinator. HOLLA!), you still haven't done any prep, unless you count stuffing your face with chocolate as Valentines prepping. So here I am, putting together a gift guide while simultaneously online shopping and compiling all the things I'm going to run out & buy, wrap up in pretty paper, and then top it all off with some sort of super fancy DIY'ed bow (ie. future Pinterest fail. Stay tuned). But we've already discussed that I'm a natural born procrastinator, so we all know none of that will happen. It will go something more like this: Amazon Prime 2 days before V-day + dollar store gift bags...but you know, with the ribbon curl, because I'm classy like that. Take that Pinterest!

So for those of you who plan to go all Martha Stuart on me with your annoyingly perfect handcrafted gifts with the elaborate too-cute-to-open wrapping paper, stop right here. I love you & your chunky hand-knitted vegan certified-organic wool scarf, but sometimes a girl just wants wine and a badass pair of sunglasses. So for those of you, like moi, who need some ideas as a jumping off point for what you plan to Amazon Prime last minute, here's a gift guide to get you going. I'll be over here sipping my rosé and silently judging the rest of you (mostly because I'm jealous I can't Martha Stuart my way through this holiday, too).

Valentines Wrist Candy

February 7, 2019


Hello, February! I am so ready for all of the pink/red color combos and copious amounts of sugar that this month will bring (chocolate & champagne counts as a balanced breakfast right?). With Valentines Day coming up, I wanted to kick off the month with a little V-day inspired look and a giveaway (so keep reading to find out more!). I've partnered with JORD watches to showcase how you can style a watch with any outfit perfect for the month of love.

This look was inspired by my new favorite timepiece, the Sier Arcadia Rose Gold & White Marble Watch. I don't always wear watches, but when I do, I love to style them alongside some other fun wrist candy & get a little arm party going on (totally unintentionally channeling the most interesting man in the world right there). Wearing a classic style watch can really up the sophistication factor for any outfit - you just have to find one that matches your taste & vibe.

For this look, I wanted an outfit with some duality - something I could wear to brunch & coffee with gal pals in the A.M. (well, like 11:30. Ya girl does not do mornings well), but then turn right around & wear for a night out with the hubs.

Underneath the Lovely London Sky

January 31, 2019



When I first heard that Mary Poppins was getting a revival, my initial reaction was pure skepticism. But once I saw the trailers, I was intrigued. After I saw the film, I was hooked. I left the theater still humming the songs from the film, bought the soundtrack a few days later, and have listened to it on a loop in my car on several occasions.

Let’s rewind a little: Mary Poppins returns is not a “remake.” It’s an entirely different plot than that of it’s predecessor & takes place in the 30s, when the Banks children are all grown up. While there are similarities (& a few Easter eggs & nods to the original), its a completely standalone film that still embodies the spirit & whimsy of the original. 

Take Me To: Beach Club

January 15, 2019


It's been a hot minute since I've released the next post in my "Take Me To" resort series. So what better way to kick off getting back into the swing of things than by starting in January for the new year? I'll be keeping attempting to keep these more regular by adding a resort post once a month. Since it's January & most of us are covered in snow, ice, or just plain frigid cold weather (unless you're lucky enough to live somewhere that has summer year round - hello Florida friends!), it seems like the perfect month for a Beach Club post. 

While I'm over here covered in 2 sweaters, a coat, boots, and leggings under jeans, I'm swooning over the thought of being poolside right now, somewhere warm & sunny - like the Disney's Beach Club Resort. I asked my good friend Joanna to style a look around this resort & do a guest post. She has some great vintage style and eye for details, and pulled together an adorable look, perfectly set to her surroundings. The following is what she had to say about this beautiful resort.

White (mochas) after Labor Day

January 10, 2019



If you know anything at all about me or have ever even glanced at my Instagram, you know I pretty much have a cup of coffee permanently glued to my hand at all times. No really. I’m like Mary Poppins & can pull a venti iced white mocha on command from the depths of my handbag. So naturally if there is a new spot in town for coffee, I am all about it. 

Recently I checked out the new Edwin hotel (read more here) & discovered the cutest new little coffee shop - Provisions. The name evokes (in my 90s-childhood brain) imagery of the Oregon Trail game, where players could purchase supplies & food for the long treacherous journey (there are 2 types of people in this world: those who ford the river & those who take the ferry across). I feel like Provisions is definitely the former because coffee is very much a “you can do this!” kind of drink (unlike tequila, which sometime says the same thing, but is FULL OF LIES).

Chattalocal: Breakfast Date at the Edwin

January 7, 2019


It’s no secret I’m a bit of a connoisseur of hotel lobbies. Fun fact: the trend dates back to my college days, when I would frequent the Read House (pre-renovation - this was years ago) with my best friend & we would sip Starbucks on the red velvet sofa & chat for hours. I just love visiting hotels to marvel at the unique decor & style, check out new eateries, & basically pretend I’m one of those super wealthy celebrities that lives on the top floor. It gives me a bit of a wanderlust feeling, being able to stroll through like a wannabe-guest, coffee in hand, & just take it all in.

So when my friend Sarah wanted to get together, I suggested breakfast at the new Edwin Hotel downtown, located at the south end of the Walnut Street Bridge. The Edwin derives it’s namesake from Edwin Thatcher, the architect of the iconic Walnut Street Bridge & the interior was designed specifically for Chattanooga. Everything in this hotel is unique - from the restaurant & Whiskey Thief rooftop bar, to the library & cozy chill spaces spread throughout the hotel. Crystal chandeliers? Fur ottomans? Blue crushed velvet dome chairs?! Someone please come decorate my house like this!

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