Happy Hour vol. 7

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Happy Friday sweet friends and welcome to another round of “Happy Hour” where we catch up like two girlfriends over cocktails! This is a little-bit-of-everything post and I love sharing insights into my life with y’all! Everything has been happening at warp speed lately so these posts are also a fun time to take a deep breath and reflect on everything that’s been going on. So let’s get to it!


{What the heck I’ve been up to lately}

WORK: No surprise, work has still been crazy lately, but I feel like I’ve gotten the hang of managing all my new brands and I’m definitely juggling the stress much better than I was last month. I’m still getting up at 4:30 am to get up and at ’em for the day, but I’m not working until 8 pm every night- so things are looking up! ๐Ÿ™‚

TRAVEL: I went to Atlanta last Thursday/Friday for AmericasMart and it was a total whirlwind! It was fun to discover so many new brands & it always inspires me to get back at it when I get home. I went straight from Atlanta to a weekend in Marco Island which was a literal DREAM! My bestie joined me for the weekend and it was relaxing, rejuvenating, and just what both of us needed! I’ve been compiling all the pictures from the weekend and cannot wait to share them with y’all!

HEALTH: I know I shared last month that I’d had a few panic attacks, and I am so happy to say that I haven’t had one in a month! I realized that I was just running on stress & caffeine and I needed to straighten out my food intake and prioritize working out (not just for losing weight, but because I needed to take care of myself and put “self care” first!). Y’all it is (probably) common sense, but this has made a world of difference in my life! I feel SO much more balanced, I feel healthy and strong, and most importantly I’m taking care of me. It’s hard for me not to feel selfish saying that, but I’m realizing that I have to take care of me before I can do a good job taking care of anyone else. Do you feel me??


{This & that I’ve Found and Am Loving}

Dark Wash High-Waisted Jeans – I know I’m just about the LAST person in the USA to hop on this trend, but ever since trying a few pairs of high-waisted jeans I’m kind of obsessed! And they let me wear crop tops (comfortably) as a now 30 year old! ha. Have you tried high-waisted jeans? What do you think??

Good American High Waisted Jeans

Palm Print Coral Skirt – Y’all LOVED this skirt when I shared it on my Instastories a few weeks ago, well you are going to flip out when I tell you that it is now on clearance for $12.49!!! Run, don’t walk, and pick this cutie up! I sure did ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ella Chelsea Boot– I love the touch of pink in these boots- what a sweet touch these will be to your fall wardrobe!  (And yep, they are on sale too!)

Pink Flamenco Ruffle Dress– A perfectly pink ruffled dress with both sass AND sweetness?! Hello perfection! This pretty little thing is now 33% off and I know she’s going to go fast!

Floral Flare Sleeve Top– These are the types of tops I’ve been living in this summer: easy, breezy, and versatile! The print on this off the shoulder top is beyond pretty and would be just as good at Sunday brunch as it would at date night.


{What I’m Up to this week/weekend}

I’m finally taking it easy this weekend (at least easier than I have been!) I’m shooting new content with my Aunt tomorrow and then deep cleaning my apartment since it’s become a disaster zone with all my travel. Sunday it’s church and volunteering before more cleaning/errands I think! And let’s be real, I’m sure a happy hour will be added in there somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚ Not the most exciting weekend but it is a much needed one!


{Because what’s happy hour without a few sales?!}

Nordstrom– You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that the Anniversary Sale is going on (and opens to the public today!). You can catch my hits & misses from the sale HERE– I’d love to know what you’re shopping!

Loft– 50% off for cardholders and 40% off for non-cardholders with code “HOTHOTHOT”

Old Navy– 30% off your order- no code needed!


Have a great weekend y’all!



  1. lauren
    July 20, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I caved and got the boots. My logic is: I can always return them.

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 20, 2018 / 9:25 am

      YAY!! So excited for you- I never regret getting booties/boots because I do wear them so much in the fall!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 20, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Yay!! I can’t wait to get mine in ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anna English
    July 20, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Loving that palm print skirt! So cute!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 20, 2018 / 11:28 am

      It’s a winner! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. July 20, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Love this post! I love high waisted jeans, not just for the crop tops but because they hide bloating which is so wonderful! I also have a mild obsession with the Ella booties, but I keep telling myself that I don’t need them. They’re just so cute though.

    Happy Friday!

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 20, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Haha- I never thought of that positive side effect!

  4. Biana
    July 20, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Really happy that you haven’t had any panic attacks and that you’re keeping stress at bay! Those booties are amazing – love the touch of pink! xo, Biana- BlovedBoston

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 20, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Isn’t the touch of pink fun?? And yes I am thankful too!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 20, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Thank you so much!

  5. July 20, 2018 / 11:58 am

    The black off the shoulder top and pink palm print skirt was MADE for you! By far my fave outfit featured – love it. I think the pink and black combo is so classic. Glad to hear you are feeling stronger and healthier – caffeine can be a great aid but it also weakens your adrenal system and makes you more prone to exhaustion and stress ๐Ÿ™ You look fab and must be doing something right to still manage those 4:30 am wake ups – props to you! Have a wonderful and hopefully restful, and fun weekend – Joanne xx

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 21, 2018 / 6:53 am

      Trying to drink less coffee is an ongoing goal of mine… but itโ€™s the only way to keep those early mornings happening! Ha. Hope you have a great weekend too and thank you for stopping by!

  6. Mollie
    July 20, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Obsessing over those booties with the hint of blush pink! Need them!!

    xx Mollie

  7. ashley hargrove
    July 20, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I am in LOVE with the print on that skirt! Such a cute staple for summer!

  8. July 20, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    High waisted jeans are my absolute favorite! The dark wash is just a total added bonus..those are too cute!

  9. July 21, 2018 / 1:38 am

    I am so glad to know your health is getting better and you had no panic attacks this month! Yayyy!!
    And those palm print coral skirt and boots are my fave too!!
    Hope you’re having an amazing week!
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 21, 2018 / 6:57 am

      I am so thankful too!

  10. July 21, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    4:30am omg, I don’t even think I could function. good for you, girl! and yes, been on the high waist skinny train for quite some time now. I used to love the seven for all mankind styles, but recently discovered that abercrombie has a high waist skinny ankle, which means I don’t have to hem them (I’m 5’2) and they have more distressed styles. happy high waisting! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 23, 2018 / 6:54 am

      Yay! I canโ€™t wait for mine to come in and try them out!

  11. Kelsey
    July 22, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Oh my gosh I was in ATL this weekend and drove past the mart! I’ve always wanted to go- did you love it?!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 23, 2018 / 5:04 am

      Yes! It is so much fun! You should check out the apparel one for your store!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 23, 2018 / 5:04 am

      I never realized it until now!

  12. Kristina
    July 23, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I’ve heard great things about Marco Island! And you’re not the LAST to jump on the high-waisted train….I have YET to get a pair!! I need to stat since the only time I can wear crop tops is with skirts.

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 23, 2018 / 9:44 am

      I’m really excited to style them for fall!

  13. Laura Leigh
    July 23, 2018 / 8:31 am

    Okay those TOMS booties are just about the cutest things ever! Great find gal! Also, so glad you haven’t had a panic attack in a month!! Good job noticing you needed to switch things up and doing it!

    xo Laura Leigh

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 23, 2018 / 9:45 am

      The pop of pink in them was too hard to resist!! And thank you!

  14. July 23, 2018 / 10:24 am

    High waisted denim is the best!! I can’t wear midrise or low cut anymore!

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  15. Mary
    July 23, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Love those high waisted jeans so much! And that dress at the end is so cute! Think I need to go shopping…..

  16. July 23, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    You look awesome in the black top and palm print skirt!!
    I’m so happy to hear you’ve been doing better health wise. Balance is the key, and it seems like you found that sweet spot!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 24, 2018 / 6:23 am

      Yes balance makes such a difference!

  17. Hannah
    July 23, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    I love love love high waisted jeans! Theyโ€™re so comfortable and slimming!

  18. Winnie
    July 23, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I love the high waisted jeans and crop top look! Will definitely accentuate the length of your legs!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 24, 2018 / 6:21 am

      I need all the help I can get with that!

  19. Van
    July 24, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Those jeans look absolutely fantastic! Might have to recommend a pair to my girlfriend, she’d love a good pair of high waisted jeans.

  20. Bella
    July 25, 2018 / 12:05 am

    I literally don’t wear anything but high waisted jeans now and pairing it with a cute Chelsea boot is just what I need to try!

    • girlmeetsbow
      July 25, 2018 / 6:07 am

      I just tried on this look last night and I’m obsessed!

  21. Kennedy
    July 25, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I love high waisted jeans, I feel like I can wear them with anything. I’ll to try the crop top look before the summer is over!

  22. July 26, 2018 / 12:31 am

    4:30am? Man girl I give you props!! I am not a morning person, but thatโ€™s so awesome you can do it. Iโ€™m sure it helps with productivity

  23. Luke
    July 26, 2018 / 10:05 am

    High waisted jeans are something you dont see too often in the summer but they look amazing! Make sure you get your happy hour in =)

  24. Austin
    July 30, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Love Atlanta, never had a bad shopping experience there. That skirt looks great on you! Definitely a steal for $12.49 :O

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