Happy … Thursday?! To be honest, I’m not even sure what day it is at the moment because I’ve been up working on my top picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale since 3am this morning, but it’s been totally worth it because it is sooo GOOD you guys! I honestly feel like Santa Claus on Christmas morning right now because I’m getting to share these amazing finds with you all for the very first time. LOL! If I’m this excited about feeling like jolly ole St. Nick over a sale, then I can’t imagine how I’ll feel when I have kids of my own to spoil at Christmastime someday!
Some of the most commonly asked questions that I get from you all is about my hair, so I sat down with my amazing hairstylist, Hailey Oldham, to get you all some answers! I know that not everyone who follows me lives locally in Knoxville, so unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to sit in Hailey’s chair. (Oh how I wish you did … she’s truly the best!) However, she was kind enough to share the products she uses on my hair and spill some of our hair secrets incase you want to have a stylist in your town color/cut your hair like mine.
That being said … if you are local to Knoxville (or you’re in the surrounding areas / passing through), I highly recommend visiting Hailey’s salon, Studio Chrome the next time you need your mane touched up. 😉 I’ve always been very picky about my hair, and I certainly do NOT trust just anyone to touch my hair with color because I think it’s so easy to really mess up blondes. So, trust me when I say that Studio Chrome is the place for you local gals! Hailey will always take great care of you and your haircare needs. She is such an insanely talented hairdresser, and she makes you feel so comfortable throughout the entire experience. I recently collaborated at a local event with a celebrity hairstylist (who has worked with Kim Kardashian), and he even raved about “how well my stylist colors my hair”. I’m not kidding when I say that Hailey is a true hair whisperer. Not to mention, each time I walk out of her salon, I feel like a brand new woman! Isn’t hair day just the best? 😉
YOU GUYS! The biggest sale of the entire year is about to begin, and I’m so excited! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — aka the NSale — is something that you do not want to miss if you are into grabbing really great deals for fall/winter before the seasons arrive. I know that there is a lot of confusion if you’ve never shopped the sale before, but that’s why I am here! I’m here to help you in any way that I can and be a go-to source for all of your questions. I’ve already begun receiving requests from some of you regarding this event, so I’ll be answering all of your questions about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in this blog post. This post should fully prepare you to shop the sale!
I’ve recently received sooo many requests to share my fitness routine, and the time has finally come! I typically change it up every once in awhile, so all of this may change in the future but for now, I’ll share exactly what I’ve been doing to get in shape for summer. Let me preface this post by telling you all that I am by no means a personal trainer, nor do I have any professional fitness experience on my resume. That being said, this routine is just what I have found to be helpful for me and my own body. Everyone’s body is different. REPEAT AFTER ME: Everyone’s body is different! And that’s what makes each of us special in our own way. (It’s really a beautiful thing!) Just keep that in mind throughout your fitness journey because what works for me may not work for you or vice versa … and that’s okay! However, I am happy to share what has been working for me lately and you can feel free to join me in this routine if it sounds like something that would be helpful to you.
Weddings, graduations, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, proposals, black tie events, engagement pictures, you name it … these special occasions are SO much fun, but they can also bring on a lot of anxiety and stress when it comes to finding the perfect outfit. Trust me, I’ve been there. It’s the week before the event and you’re scrambling around town (or searching the Internet) for the perfect dress. Of course, any other time of the year (when you don’t actually need a special occasion dress), you can easily find 500 that you love. But go figure … when it comes time to actually needing a dress for that big event next week, you can’t find even one half-decent thing that you like enough to buy it. Can I get an amen??
I’m constantly receiving direct messages on Instagram asking where to shop for these styles, so let’s just say that this blog post is loooong overdue. I finally gathered my top suggestions of retailers to shop at for these special occasions, and I hope you find it helpful the next time you find yourself in a rut a week before an event.
Today marks 2 years of marriage for us! On this day in 2016, we stepped into roles that would change our lives forever and open our eyes to one of the most beautiful gifts that life has to offer. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was arriving to our wedding venue (with a million butterflies) to get ready for the big day. Time really flies, y’all!
We had such a great getaway to the beach last week with our family! We stayed in the North Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina, and the weather was perfect every day except for one. (I was actually thankful for the day that it rained because I got a little too much sun the day before!)
I received tons of messages and comments regarding the outfits / swimsuits I wore while on the trip asking for me to share details of where I bought everything, so I thought I would publish a style guide specifically for this trip so that you all can find all the details in one place. If you have any further questions, just leave a comment below this post and I’ll be happy to help you out! And remember that you can always find all pieces of my outfits that I post on the shop my instagram tab here on the blog or by following me (handle: Peyton.Baxter) on the liketoknow.it app!
When I think summer style, I think about casual, comfy, practical outfits that are easy to throw on and go about my day! I think cute tees with matching shorts, flip flops, ball caps and pieces that I’ll reach for over and over again. Of course I love my two-piece sets and sassy dresses as much as the next girl, but the more casual, everyday, easy styles are the first ones that come to mind in the summer because I’m almost always near a body of water or out in the heat during these months. And I don’t know about y’all but I just want to feel comfortable and cool while also trying to look cute and put together in those hot temps. That’s why Southern Shirt Co. has come in clutch this year!
I recently raided their website to stock up on their must-have staples, and I 100% recommend you do the same! Now, I’m fully prepared for boat rides on the lake, beach trips, and all the casual summer days in between.
About a week ago, I asked a few questions over on my Instagram stories and told you all that I would follow up on them (and why I was asking them) in an upcoming blog post. I’ve been researching this topic of ‘how to best support your girl gang’ and how to best relay this information for over a month now. Well, it’s finally go-time! Grab a cup of coffee & enjoy. 🙂
Earlier this month, Teej and I were invited to stay at the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN for a weekend staycation getaway — it honestly couldn’t have come at a better time! We have been so busy the past couple months, so it was really nice to get away with the hubs for a few days and be pampered at Margaritaville. We had such an incredible stay, and it was the perfect way to kick off Summer 2018.
Margaritaville Hotel has locations all over, however, we had never stayed at one until our mini getaway, and I have to admit — it exceeded all of our expectations. From the island-themed, spacious room (with a fire place + a balcony!) to the valet host to the managers, waiters and spa staff, we were extremely impressed and felt well-taken care of during our entire stay.