Heart Happy: Vol 14

I feel like I say this every week but man did this week fly by! Lots going on over at My Kind of Lovely (a fun #lovelygrad photoshoot included), I’ve got twirling team tryouts coming up in the next few weeks so my evenings are packed with baton lessons and I’m really pushing myself to stay on top of my posting. That makes for some pretty jam packed weeks! One thing I’ve totally fallen off the wagon with is all that working out talk I talked about a while back. Now I know we all have those unmotivated moments but summer will be here before we know it! Just in case anyone needs an extra happy dose of workout motivation like I do here’s what I’m doing to get back on track!

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I’m thinking one new, cute outfit might be a good reward for getting my butt up in the mornings and going for a run. These colorful crops and this cute flowy tank will do the trick! Now I just have to stick to that schedule….

Knoxville girls, I tried TurboSpin and I’m obsessed! I think I’m going to try out a package and if you would like a full review, let me know! I’m definitely better at the sign up for a class and show up workout lifestyle than the DIY ones so hopefully this will be a great kickstart. Not to mention if I pay for it I do it.

I loved reading Grace’s 10 Easy Ways To be Healthier. While I wouldn’t necessarily say some of those things are eaaasssy (I think cooking & meal prep is very hard – ha!) but I do think they’re much easier than I think they are. Drinking water and walking more are definitely quite easy, so I just need to do them!

Which also brings me to my fitbit. Another great & easy way to track everything you do. I’m going to start logging my food & water in my fitbit and am going to try my best to hit those 10,000 steps a day. I’ve come super close the past 2 days but didn’t make it a priority to walk Romeo a little longer a night and that’s all it would have taken.

And when all else fails, my bod will always be caftan ready. This article sounds about like me and my friends and sounds much better than the 4 Weeks To Bikini Body articles that are currently on news stands. Enjoy!

And Happy Friday!

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Girl Power

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I’m all about some girl power these days! Books, movies, blogs, articles I seriously can’t get enough! Give me an inspirational story about a girl following her dreams and I’m sold. So when the EcoCAR3 girls said the girls on their team were way out numbered by the guys I thought this was the perfect chance to share a little girl power with you guys.

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou

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I was definitely a girl who had no clue where life was taking me. I felt no specific pull in one direction in high school or in college but sometimes something so small like starting a blog about something you’re interested in can change everything! So, lovely ladies, if you have something in the back of your mind that you want to do, get off the couch and go do it! We can do anything we set our minds to!

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 Lulus top (old, but love this similar one from Guess) | J.Crew skirt | Zara heels | Karen Walker sunglasses | 3.1 Phillip Lim bag

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Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! I’m so excited to share something a little different today for Earth Day!

As I’ve mentioned over here before, I’m all about giving back these days. I know Pearls & Twirls can come off as just a website that’s all about shopping and materialistic things, but in reality the freedom of expressing yourself through clothing, fashion, and style is what I genuinely love. While my outlook on blogging is great, the excessive shopping, spending and keeping up with the Kardashians lifestyle that is currently surrounding fashion and style blogs isn’t. That part definitely isn’t what I love. What I do love is putting together an outfit that’s different, that’s unique, that’s me and sharing it with you guys. And I like to think that my non-pushy, omg-you-have-to-buy-this-now attitude is what keeps you guys coming back, and for that I’m so thankful. You guys are the bomb!

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Anyway, what I’m getting at here is, I’m always excited to help someone out. Anytime I can share about something that gives back, something that could potentially help someone further than how to dress I’m all about finding a way to incorporate it into the blog. I love when people share my story and love to help others share their story as well! I love supporting brands that give back, people who are following their dreams and basically anything that can improve my, yours and anyone else’s quality of life.

So today I’ve partnered up with the EcoCAR3 team to share a little bit about this 4 year project these college kids are working on. I couldn’t be more impressed by it and when the communications girls asked me to help promote it I couldn’t say no!

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EcoCAR3 is a 4 year competition where college kids totally transform a Chevrolet Camaro into a high performing hybrid vehicle. Now that’s pretty dang impressive if you ask me!

They wanted to team up with some local bloggers for Earth Day to promote going green and the support of hybrid vehicles. I was more than thrilled to help out with their Earth Day efforts and was so happy to be able to support the EcoCAR3 team and can’t wait to see how awesome they do in the competition! If you want to learn more and support the University of Tennessee’s team hop on over to read more!

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And on another note, I couldn’t think of any other way to celebrate Earth Day than in my favorite Birks, an embroidered dress, a denim jacket and a cheeky market tote filled with tulips! Happy Earth Day loves!

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My Kind of Lovely dress | gifted Paige Denim jacket | Birkenstocks (last year’s but I love this year’s silver)| My Kind of Lovely tote

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Lacey Crop

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Today’s outfit features one of my favorite recent arrivals at My Kind of Lovely! A lace, flared cropped top that is oh so perfect for summer! I’ll wear now with my flared jeans and destructed skinnies and all summer long with cutoffs and any pair of shorts I can find! This will definitely be one of my summer go-to’s!

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In honor of Earth Day tomorrow I’m switching things up this week and sharing a little something different in my next two outfit posts. I’ve partnered with some students at the University of Tennessee (my alma mater) to highlight some new outfits on our beautiful campus!

We shot these over on the Engineering side of campus and I love that you can see the sunshpere in the background. Definitely one of Knoxville’s most loved buildings! There’s a pretty cool project those college engineers are working on that I’ll elaborate more on tomorrow but I’m pretty excited to share about and support this group of hardworking (and impressive) college kids.

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My Kind of Lovely top | Citizens of Humanity jeans (on sale!) | 3.1 Phillip Lim bag | Zara mules | My Kind of Lovely necklaces | NARS Schiap lips

Photos by Tamilin Photography

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Bloggers Who Budget: Stripe Love

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I’m back with this month’s bloggers who budget post and today we’re featuring stripes for under $75! Stripes are great all year long but I especially love them in the summer time. I got this dress on my crazy Old Navy spree a while back and love the versatility of it. It can definitely be dressed up with heels and a jacket and can be just as easily dressed down with a pair of converse or sandals. It’s definitely one of the easiest summer dresses and is well under $75! That’s definitely some stripe love!

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Old Navy dress | Gap jacket (super old but shop similar ones here & here) | gifted ASOS purse (old but this one is very similar) | Zara heels (old, but these from Steve Madden are identical) | Karen Walker Sunglasses | B&B bracelets via My Kind of Lovely | gifted Taudry necklace

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