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Ulla Johnson


We’re at that funny time of the Fall down South where one day is chilly and crisp and the next it feels like we’re back in Summer! Dressing has been quite the challenge, since I fully want to embrace the Fall, but the weather has different plans. Well I recently saw some of Ulla Johnson’s latest pieces, and felt like they were perfect for this transitional period. In particular, I fell in love with this leopard midi dress with fluttery sleeves and A-line cut that would be bump-friendly for me during pregnancy. First of all, I loved the leopard print in unexpected army green and Autumnal shades! For a a quick trip down to Florida, I accessorized my look with sandals and a straw hat. However, as the weather cools down, I can’t wait to throw it on with ankle boots and a leather jacket over my shoulders. I felt like this look truly had the flexibility to straddle both seasons! In the meantime, I’ll be rolling with the punches until Fall decides to truly stick around!

Dress: Ulla Johnson. Also love: Ulla Johnson. And this one: Ulla Johnson. Sandals: Zara (old) Hat: Eric Javits.  Necklace: J.Crew (old).


Fall With Mark & Graham


Well dolls, Fall is officially here! And not only does that mean the re-emergence of pumpkin spice, it means Fall fashion! I’m talking about boots, chunky sweaters, and my favorite…the accessories! This year I’m proud to have partnered with Mark & Graham to showcase some of my favorite looks from their Fall collection, and how I style them for the season. 


We all know I’m handbag obsessed, so I’ll start there. To me, Fall is all about luxe fabrics, prints and colors. One of the pieces that really stood out to me was this calf-hair tote in a fun and stylish leopard print.  Hand-crafted in Florence, you can tell the amazing quality and have a touch of luxury without breaking the bank. While the print pairs beautifully with autumnal colors, I can’t wait to wear this one year-round as my every-day bag. The tote is amazing for my day-time looks, but I also love the statement clutch for the evening. Everything I love about the tote – the quality of leather details and hide, my embossed monogram, but in a smaller and elegant package! I recently wore this look to my Anniversary dinner and got so many compliments! 


They say good things come in small packages and I have to agree! Sometimes you don’t want a full tote, but a transitional bag that can take you from day to evening.  Enter the collection of gorgeous crossbodies that keep you hands-free and stylish. I love this navy suede equestrian bag that is a take on the classic saddle bag but with gorgeous braiding details. While it comes with a matching crossbody strap (the navy suede is gorgeous), I opted for a mix-n-match strap for a little extra flair! And you can’t have a roundup of purses without mentioning a classic black bag.  In my case, I got two! The first is an Essential Italian crossbody that you can use with or without a strap (pictured below without), the second is a camera-bag style with a classic silhouette and in the most buttery soft leather. Don’t even get me started on the fun shadow-print monogram! You’ll see me rocking this beauty all the time!


And yes, the bags are truly showstoppers – but Mark and Graham’s accessories don’t stop there.  With the cooler temperatures already upon us, I was so excited to see the expanded collection of scarves in new color-ways and patterns. I opted for the windowpane scarf in ivory/charcoal with a subtle, tonal ivory monogram. I think the neutral color palette will pair well with any Fall/Winter look and will be a must-have as I gear up for holiday travel. As I mention travel, I can’t forget to show you dolls the essentials I got to keep me organized on the go. First up are the jewelry cases to keep my baubles safe and in order. I already received the smaller version as the most incredible gift, but  I was so excited to upgrade to the medium size that holds more and is perfect for organizing even when at home. Lastly, one of the products I’m most excited about – these stylish packing cubes! No longer will I be rifling through my suitcase for a particular outfit or pair of shoes. This 6-piece set includes four packing cubes (multiple sizes), one shoe bag, and one laundry bag to keep dirty clothes separate. I also love how it makes unpacking easier, since you can simply unzip and transfer to a drawer at your destination, and you’re all set. Of course, travel looks a little different this year, but I can’t wait to use these for my upcoming babymoon and holiday plans. 


And as you probably noticed, all of the above items are beautifully monogrammed as you’ve come to expect with the professionals at Mark & Graham.  No matter if you’re treating yourself to a new piece for the Fall, or stocking up on gifts for the upcoming season, you can ensure every piece is hand-crafted to personalized perfection! Now that you’ve seen some of my favorite pieces, I can’t wait to hear which items you’re loving! Here’s to kicking off Fall in the most stylish way possible! xo


Thank you to Mark & Graham for sponsoring this post! 


Breezy in Black



This Summer, comfort has been key. Between COVID and my pregnancy,  I’ve had little motivation to get very dressed up or put on a fussy outfit. Enter the most amazing dress from H&M. I’ve absolutely LIVED in it this Summer, and gotten the most compliments. With a wide shape and black hue, I throw it on (admittedly braless) to comfortably beat the heat. Would you believe I bought this dress before I even knew I was pregnant? So it’s bump-friendly, or just easy and breezy no matter your shape. The best part – it’s currently on sale! While it might be sold out online, I’m told you can still find it in-stores. Believe me…this one is worth it!

Dress: H&M. Hat: Eric Javits.