SBS Con Attire

My Kind of Lovely dress to SBSCon

I always come back from fun blogger weekends with lots of emotions. I’m inspired to do more with Pearls & Twirls yet I’m always pretty bummed all my blogging friends don’t live closer! Or that there aren’t very many bloggers around me. It’s always so much fun to be around a big group of bloggers because you know everyone around you just “gets it.” All the work we put into these things and all the weird things we do, we all just get it. Not to mention friends to take your photos who don’t need much coaching is soooo nice!

Anyway, I’m sad and miss my blogging friends but I do have lots of fun content from my weekend in Charleston to bring you so I hope you’re just as excited about it as I am! I wore this dress to the conference and literally scooped it straight out of the box as it arrived at My Kind of Lovely on Thursday just before heading out to meet Jess. I wanted something a little dressier than my norm but something that felt pretty, like me, and would stand out in a crowd and I think this dress definitely did the trick!

And if you’re interested, it’s actually been pretty popular so it may not even make it to the website (we only have 3 left!) Email us, or comment here to order!

My Kind of Lovely wrap maxi dress on Pearls & Twirls

Mink snake print dress on Pearls & Twirls

My Kind of Lovely dress & Lisi Lerch earrings

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

My Kind of Lovely wrap maxi dress


My Kind of Lovely dress (new, but comment here to order!) | Rebecca Minkoff Lavendar Mini Mac bag | nude ankle strap heels | Moon & Lola bracelet (coming soon to MKL!) | Lisi Lerch gold tassel earrings

Photos snapped by Julie Leah

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Summer Obsessions

I’m just getting back from #SBScon and heading back to the news to share my favorite things for summer this morning! {Watch my segment here.} I didn’t have to look too far to find most all of my favorite things in really recent blog posts, that’s why they call them favorites after all!

Bucket Bags

My bucket bag purchase was definitely a good one! I love the size, shape, color, everything! I toted it around all weekend in Charleston & in D.C. and it was great for an all day crossbody. It even fit my camera and an extra pair of shoes at times!


{See the full post | Shop the bucket bag}

Swing Dresses

Lightweight swing dresses are everything in this hot summer heat! Prints, solids, long, short, whatever style you like, find it in a swing dress and wear it all summer long.


{See the full post | Shop the dress}

Low Heel Sandals

I’ve fallen in love with these low heel sandals! They wear just like flats but do have a little bit of a heel that give them just a little extra edge. They’re comfy and such a fun switch up from your usual flat sandals.


{See the full post | Shop the sandals}

Tassel Earrings

These days my outfits feel incomplete without my big Lisi Lerch tassel earrings! I typically just alternate the gold and the turquoise ones but I think I really need a red pair to complete my summer wardrobe.


{See the full post | Shop the earrings}

Panama Hats

Panama hats make any outfit just a little more summery and not to mention are a great bad hair day saver! Wear to the pool or wear for a day out and about. They’re the perfect finishing touch to your summer outfit!


{See the full post | Shop the panama hat}

Rompers & Jumpsuits

Rompers & jumpsuits are my latest obsession these days! Yes, they’re a little harder to shop for as you have to find the perfect fit for your body type but once you do, it’s love!

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{Full outfit post coming soon!}

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Heart Happy: Macarons


I’m pretty excited about today’s heart happy post. These sweet little french treats can make just about anyone’s heart happy! MacarOn Cafe sent me these delish macarons to try out and I couldn’t resist giving them the entire heart happy spotlight this week! If you know anything about macarons you know how hard it is to get your hands on, especially in small town Tennessee, but I’m happy to say the macarons from MacarOn Cafe came quickly, packaged perfectly and the last one was still just as delicious as the first one days later!  Oh, and they come in some pretty amazing flavors! These were, Blackberry Smoothie, Vanilla, Nutella, Lavender & Coconut. And they were all amazing!

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Not only are macarons delicious to humans but apparently they have some sort of dog crack in them. Romeo literally couldn’t stay away when we were shooting and they definitely made him a little crazy! Poor guy was quite unhappy when he didn’t get one. He did make a cute little addition to the photos though!

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gifted Macarons from MacarOn Cafe & My Kind of Lovely dress

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Dark Wash

Comfortable summer outfit on Pearls & Twirls

Another day, another pair of cutoffs. Surprise surprise!  While I was shopping Free People for my bucket bag I decided to go ahead and get a second pair of my favorite cutoffs. They’re just too easy to wear this summer and I love that they go with everything! This new dark wash pair will be better for my dark tops like this black embroidered one. It’s just a good, easy way to mix things up a little.

And if you’re looking for a new summer sandal, these are my absolute favorite! Since I’m a shortie I love having a little bit of a heel at all times and these are seriously so comfortable!

Embroidered pom top & Free People cutoffs on Pearls & Twirls

Casual summer outfit on

Free People bucket bag on Pearls & Twirls

Lisi Lerch tassel earrings & My Kind of Lovely embroidered top

turquoise tassels and bright lips

Casual summer outfit on

My Kind of Lovely top | Free People shorts | My Kind of Lovely shoes | Free People bag | Lisi Lerch tassel earrings | Moon & Lola #shoplovely necklace

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The Summer Blues

Summer Blues on Pearls & Twirls

I don’t know about y’all but it is so hot in Tennessee right now! Like you don’t want to wear clothes that are actually touching your body it’s so hot! I originally had planned to wear this Old Navy dress with one of my summer scarves (this one or this one) but decided against it and went with my go-to tassel earrings, a panama hat and these beachy inspired heels. I think it was a good move this time around but will definitely be wearing this dress a few more times this summer!

On another note I finally went for it and got the Free People bucket bag and I love it! It came just in time for my trip to D.C. and I used it all weekend long. Oh, and I may or may not have a purse tan line from our day of biking. Oops. Anyway, I would highly suggest it if you’re like me and searching for an affordable bucket bag!

Old Navy dress, J.Crew Panama hat & Lisi Lerch tassel earrings

Also, this particular Old Navy Dress is out of stock but they have a ton of adorable, similar options so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite basic ones here! (Lots of great chambray ones too!)

Summer Blues on Pearls & Twirls

Free People Bucket Bag

Easy Summer Outfit on

Schutz Heels & J.Crew panama hat

Summer Blues on

Old Navy dress (last worn here) | Schutz heels | Free People bucket bag | J.Crew panama hatLisi Lerch tassel earrings

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