Drunk on Wynwood | Drunk on Vogue

One of my favorite places of all time is Wynwood Art District in Miami.  There is color left and right, up and down, no matter where you look.  It’s all over the walls, it’s in the shops, even surrounding your feet while you travel down the sidewalks.  I’m obsessed with the way the atmosphere makes you feel so alive.  This was my second time traipsing through the streets and I think I enjoyed it even more than I did the first time.  It’s amazing how much you don’t notice the first time around and it was so fun to find new pieces to fall in love with.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have already seen some of my favorite pieces.  B and I both wanted to show off our fun outfits, so we took turns tossing the camera back and forth in front of the walls.  We actually had so many that it was really challenging for me to narrow my top picks down to just sixteen to fit in this post!

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I had the awesome opportunity to work with H&M on their Coachella line a few weeks back.  It was such a blast shopping their collection, that I ended up with a few extra pieces for the summer that I’m totally in love with.  I wore these shorts in my previous post, and since then I’ve already worn them a countless number of times.  They’re so comfortable and fit in a very flattering way.  I also just had to grab this fun tassel-hem top.  Tassels and pom-poms are very in this spring and summer, and this top contained just the right amount of fun color against the easy-to-wear black.

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Going along with the tassel theme, I also picked up these crazy-fun coral, tassel hoops.  It was near the end of my shopping trip at H&M, and I was looking around for some unique accessories.  Megan saw these first and immediately pointed them out to me, declaring that I just absolutely had to get them!  She was right (thanks, Megan!) and while I don’t typically go for larger earrings, I love these so much.  They’re not heavy at all since the fringe is so light.  I will be wearing these nonstop this summer for a great pop of color!

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Brandon picked up this super quirky and fun raccoon top at Forever 21 while I was visiting him and I became slightly obsessed.  For some reason, the cute little furry faces all dapper with their bowties just made me so happy.  Yes, I do know I’m weird.  He added some dapperness of his own to the look by pairing the top with dark denim and his favorite Call It Spring shoes.  You know that I’ve been raving about my amazing JORD Wood Watch and B was so excited that he got one as well!  He told me that the coolest part to him was the very concept of a wood watch.  He said he also loved how classy it is – and that has to be my favorite part.  The watch looks excellent on him, and I think it’s so fun to have matching timepieces.

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We both had so much fun exploring this bright and energetic piece of Miami.  I cannot wait to go back again and discover even more that I may have missed.  We lunched at the same spot as the first time we visited – the Wynwood Diner – and since then I have not stopped daydreaming about the dynamite churro waffles with fresh berries and whipped cream that I ate.  It was literally one of the best meals of my life.  Someone needs to give me the recipe ASAP.  Where is your favorite place to see fun street art?  Have you ever been to Wynwood?  If so, you’ve got to let me know which pieces of art were your favorite and where you enjoyed dining!  Have a great week, babes!

photos by Brandon & Stephanie


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Drunk on Brave

Brave: /brāv/ ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.  That is the true definition of the word “brave.”  However, we come across so many different – sometimes simple – kinds of “brave” in our everyday life.  For me, “brave” was being as vulnerable and open as I possibly could in one of my recent posts.  For some of you, it was writing to me after seeing that post and sharing your story.  Here is my massive thank you.  I wish I could reach out and hug each of you for your bravery.

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Sometimes “brave” is about speaking up when you see someone else being hurt.  I have watched many friends over the years be bullied – and cyberbullied – and it makes my heart ache.  It’s amazing when someone takes a stand.  Just one voice makes an impact.  I promise you that.  Don’t stop being brave.  Your courage impacts others more than you will ever know.

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Bravery is also fighting for love, when everyone else around you shows nothing but doubt.  It’s about flying or driving or taking the bus or train nearly one thousand miles to see your partner because you’re “brave” enough to be in a long-distance relationship.  This is something I am recently learning takes so much fighting-for.  Here’s my second massive thank you to my boyfriend for all your support and bravery in standing by me.

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I think the biggest type of “brave” that I have come across is the kind that stands behind a faith.  I purchased this sweatshirt when I saw Moriah Peters on tour with For King & Country.  Those names might be unfamiliar to you, as they are in the “Christian genre” of music.  Christianity is my faith, and over the years, I have learned that it is incredibly difficult to be brave in it.  I have faced many challenges and many trials, some of which I never thought that I would get through.  However, at some point, I chose faith over fear, and I saw a transformation in my life when I put all of that faith in God.  I know that not everyone will agree with me on my views, but that’s part of my “brave,” because I have chosen to walk this path no matter what others say to me, and that is due to my heart being forever changed.

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Moriah Peters’ music has had an enormous impact on my life, and I got the incredible opportunity to meet her at the concert.  I also got the chance to share my personal story with her, as well as learn a little more about what “brave” meant to her, and that is what helped me to choose this sweatshirt.
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Moriah says, “I learned a valuable lesson during those moments [a personal trial in her life] when I didn’t have strength to speak. Life can’t be taken for granted, no matter what your age. I also understood that fear and faith often come in a package. Choosing faith is an act of bravery. It’s a decision. I left my emotions to God. That’s the essence of Brave.” This is why I am repping my “brave” hoodie.  Because I am choosing bravery in this life.  I am choosing to leave my fears behind and to move forward, sharing my story and relating to others on an entirely new level.


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Alright, this is a bit of a two-part post.  Here’s my part two:  you may have noticed some particularly unique backgrounds in this shoot.  While I was in Florida, I got the chance to visit the Wynwood Art District in Miami, several blocks of galleries, shops, restaurants, offices, and more, all vibrantly decorated with phenomenal street art.  I was so excited to snap some shots of my favorite pieces, but I know that the next time I visit, I’ll photograph even more.

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Another opportunity I got while I was away was shooting a mini set for my handsome boyfriend.  You all have heard me mention him a couple of times, and even in this post I mentioned our long distance relationship.  I figured it was long past time for his official She Saw Style introduction.

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Meet Brandon.  I asked him to use five words to describe himself and he said, “oh don’t make me do this!”  I had to coax it out of him, but eventually I got, “patient, caring, non-judgmental, intuitive, and responsible,” all of which I would wholeheartedly agree with.  Especially patient and caring.  Let me tell you, this guy has to be beyond patient to put up with my craziness, and the care that he shows me no matter what difficulty I’m dealing with absolutely floors. me. I would add “brave” to that list of traits as well.  He absolutely epitomizes bravery.  (I know you’re reading this, babe, so thank you for being brave).


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Okay, okay.  I am done with all the mush.  But I’m going to leave you to think about this: what makes you “brave,” and what is the greatest act of bravery that you have ever witnessed?  Use that and let it form you into a better person.  Keep being brave.

Hoodie: Moriah Peters merch store

photos by Brandon
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Drunk on Ft Lauderdale

I haven’t stopped talking about my trip to Fort Lauderdale since the second I left.  I know at some point soon you will be tired of hearing all about my trip, but before that happens, I wanted to give a rundown on exactly what you should do and where to do it if you ever make a trip down to sunny South Florida.  This all begins, of course, with where to stay. I took this trip with my parents, so naturally they had first dibs on our hotel.  My mother grew up in Lauderdale, and as a little girl, her father ran one particular Howard Johnson’s restaurant.  Located close to the beachfront, the restaurant is no longer open, but the hotel still exists.  It is now a beautiful Courtyard Marriott, with some of the best customer service I have ever personally experienced on a vacation.

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This pool was the very one that my mom would swim in as a child, so she holds it dear to her heart.  It has now become one of my favorite places as well.  We were lucky enough to occupy a ground-floor room with a walk-out patio that led directly to the pool and hot tub.  I frequented the cool pool during the day and enjoyed the heat of the tub to relax my muscles at the end of each night.  It was fun to sit by the side and watch the geckos and iguanas soak up the sun by the bushes.

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The beds were always made perfectly each day – by the sweetest hospitality team ever – with multiple pillow choices.  Each one was a little bit different in softness, so you always had a new option if you wanted to curl up and take a rest.

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I brought along my new OneLittleForest mobile wallet to make things easier while I was away.  No need to concern myself with a purse or clutch, because this baby opens up to reveal pockets for your driver’s license and credit cards inside.  Multitasking for the win!

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Whenever we visit SoFlo, we absolutely have to make a trip to Jaxon’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant.  This place is quite the experience with their old-fashioned dining, accompanied by a carousel, fair games, and the Kitchen Sink (literally a kitchen sink filled with ice cream – it’s the bomb).

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It normally takes two people just to finish one bowl of ice cream, although my dad typically seems to do a pretty good job wiping his goblet clean.  Let me just tell you now: I love ice cream, and I’ve tried a lot of it.  Jaxon’s is hands down the best ice cream on the planet, and the atmosphere will make you never want to leave again.  Make sure you ask for a bowl of popcorn when you sit down.  The buttery goodness is better than a cinema!

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Of course, what would a trip to Lauderdale be without a visit to the sea?  My favorite time to trek down to the beach is right around 6:00 PM, just as the sun is lowering and there’s a calm to the waves.  The sand has finally cooled down, and most travelers are at dinner.  It’s the perfect time to take a trip to the end of the pier.  Only $2 to enter, and you get to watch all the life below the surface of the water as the sun begins to set.

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If you know me at all, you’ll know that I have a slight obsession with French macarons.  I discovered these delicacies just a couple of years back on a trip to Washington, D.C. and my life was forever changed.  However, there is not a single place in Richmond that makes or sells them, and so each time I travel, I make it my mission to find a macaron shop.  Le Macaron is the prettiest little pastry place I have ever laid eyes on, with their girly pink decor and their bright, delicious macarons.

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I highly recommend the black currant or rose flavors if you ever check this particular place out.  You will fall head-over-hot pink heels in love, I promise!  Each time I Snapchat a photo of the rose flavor, I get so many questions asking what it tastes like.  I’m not sure how else to describe it aside from “like the smell of the rose with sugar sprinkled on top.”  It’s a very unique taste, but it is my favorite, by far!

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A few posts ago, I mentioned a lovely little spot called Coconuts, where we celebrated my mom’s birthday lunch.  It was my second time eating at this waterfront restaurant, and the first time certainly wasn’t a fluke.  Their food is dynamite.  This was our view sitting outside to eat.  It was so enjoyable watching the boats come and go across the shiny waters.

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I will be the first person to say that I look for good customer service.  After working several years in both retail and the food industry, my antennas are always up when I’m in a busy atmosphere to see how people will respond.  I have to commend the staff at Coconuts for their cheerful and helpful personalities and their patience with my standing on their chairs to take pictures of my food (rearranging it a million times) for about ten minutes straight.  You guys rock!

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Our meal was out of this world.  We started with the most incredible spinach-artichoke dip and still-warm tortilla chips.  I have never been a fan of this particular dip, but the second I took a bite, I was in heaven.  The flavors weren’t overpowering and the texture wasn’t slimy.  It was absolutely delicious.

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I ordered my all-time favorite beach food: shrimp.  Specifically, coconut shrimp with a sweet coleslaw and perfectly cooked french fries (that I can no longer have, since finding out that I’m allergic to potatoes *cries for all eternity*).

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No matter where I go, I always scan the menu for mac & cheese.  My favorite macaroni has always been from Cracker Barrel (no lie) but this may have topped it.  Baked macaroni with oozing cheese and a little bit of a spicy kick.  So divine.

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My mom ordered a crab cake salad that was so colorful, it nearly made my heart stop.  Talk about a pretty meal.  The lettuce was perfectly crunchy and the crab cake was cooked to perfection.  It was fresh and yummy and spot-on for the hot hot day in the sun.

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For this lunch I grabbed my second OneLittleForest case for my phone.  A little bit more whimsical and with super cute colors to go along with our bright meal.

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I could suggest a world of other shops to visit and places to eat (you have to check out LaSpada’s Hoagies for literally the “best damn hoagies in town”) but I would be here all day.  Let’s just say that Fort Lauderdale has become my home away from home and will most definitely always be my happy place.  If you have ever visited, or you live nearby, let me know some of your favorite spots so that I can check them out the next time I visit!

Phone wallet: OneLittleForest | Phone case: OneLittleForest

Shoutout to the Courtyard Marriott, Jaxon’s, Le Macaron, Coconuts, and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea for letting me blog all about you.
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