Our Christmas photos with Minotti Marie Photography

Oh Christmas Time ❤ Who doesn’t love the hustle and bustle? We were so fortunate to fit our Christmas photos in with the amazing Kristin Minotti before the crazy holiday madness set in. If you didn’t get a Christmas card I will apologize in advance… I ordered way less than I needed. OOPS! So here are our photos! We loved Kristin. She was so sweet and awesome with our kiddos. JoJo was sick with a cold and Brielle, believe it or not, does not enjoy taking photos.. along with her father! So lets just say Kristin really worked her magic to get these awesome photos under those circumstances. Reasonably priced and amazing to work with, Check out her website HERE   or browse and like her Facebook page HERE !

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and thats a wrap! We couldn’t have asked for a more layed back, enjoyable photoshoot in our own backyard thanks to Kristin! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS ❤

XO,

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LINKED: MY $19 COLOR CITY SUIT

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We are very fortunate to be able to travel and visit so many great places and beaches but for me Its hard to find the perfect swimsuit! Nothing seems to flatter my body the way I want it to And if I do find a suit that is adorable, it always seems to be over $100 for just the TOP alone. BOO!

I love this Color City Suit and can attest to it being the perfect fit for any body type and you can’t go wrong for the price… $19.99 for top and bottom! Woo Hoo! It was too good not to share. Oh, And might I add- for all my mommy’s chasing littles around… this really holds you in and makes you feel secure!

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You can zip it up for a more conservative/surfer girl look or have the zipper down for a foxy look 😉

Below I have direct linked the suite. It also comes in 4 different colors/designs. just click the photo or link to be directed.

For Sizing: I recommend sizing up, Im normally a small and the medium is almost a little tight  🙂

Best part, its AMAZON. Doesn’t fit right? ship it back.

Color City Women Vintage Floral Zipper High Neck Bikini Beachwear Swimsuit

 

Happy Shopping!

XOXO

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NOUVEAUX, A DISTINCTIVELY COUTURE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE

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EEEK! Im jumping for joy! Just in time for Christmas I found yet another great high-end consignment boutique located in Charlotte’s trendy Ballantyne Village. NOUVEAUX  is a distinctively couture consignment boutique. Basically Its like a candy store for me to walk in and find designer for discount. So many of my favorite brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch and many more and all up to 70% off retail 🙂 I stopped in recently to shop their collection and wanted to share some of my favorite outfits we put together. If you like anything you see and cant make it into the store, don’t fret!! NOUVEAUX will ship to you… 🙂

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These Shoes 🙂 Who doesn’t love red bottoms?

These Clover Canyon pants stole my heart! How unique and fun?!

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I own this same JCREW skirt in lime green ❤

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Jacket goals below

Have an event togo to? Gala? They have a great selection of gowns and cocktail dresses.

(Fun Fact: This dress designer, Sue Wong, Was the same designer of my Junior year prom dress. I still have it and use it for fun shoots too <3)

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NOUVEAUX also has a large selection of LULU LEMON workout gear (MY FAV) Plus some pretty amazing handbags…. The grey beauty is CHLOE ❤

Alright, Last but not least here is my favorite look of the day and its still at the shop waiting for you 🙂

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I just love it!

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If you are located in the Charlotte area and have some high end goods that you would like consigned, Nouveaux offers an exclusive in-home consignment service that will ensure that their customers get the highest level of attention and customer service! Stop in and say hi to the owners Carly and Julia and the rest of the Nouveaux team and tell them I sent ya!

XO,

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Featuring 4 different ways to style The Makaila James 2-piece set

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I love outfits that can be worn many different ways. It makes it fun to push the limits of your closet and really throw outfits together. Today I am featuring a 2 piece set from the adorable online shop, Makaila James. I fell in love with the colors on this wrap skirt and bell sleeve top and loved the versatility of it. It looks great together and can look like a dress or can be fun to pair with different shirts from your closet. Basically endless outfits 🙂 Here are four fun ways I chose to style this set. Hope you enjoy!

First look: The Smokey Meadows Top paired with a simple black skirt. Skirt (Slate Boutique)

Second look: The Caravan Wrap Skirt paired with a off the shoulder top (Slate Boutique)

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Third Look: The Smokey Meadows Top paired with jeans

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Fourth and Final look The Smokey Meadows Top Paired with the Caravan Wrap Skirt

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If you love this set and want to see more go online and check out Makaila James and use the code “WHITNEY20” the receive 20% off of your order. Below I have direct linked the top and wrap skirt.

The Smokey Meadows Top

The Caravan Wrap Skirt

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XO,

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My favorite Amazon replicas for a fraction of the price

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Okay, As I’ve said a million times before.. who doesn’t love a good deal!?! I wanted to do a short post just so I could link my boots and off the shoulder striped shirt from Amazon.

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I love high end fashion but I often feel guilty spendings hundreds of dollars when I know I can find something similar for a fraction of the cost, so today I linked two of my newest favorite pieces. My nude, over the knee boots and off the shoulder striped shirt are yours for grabs and I will direct the link for you to purchase right from Amazon prime!

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First is my off the shoulder stripe shirt which mimics an INTERMIX shirt that runs for about $395!! This statement shirt is only 21.98 and if you have prime it will be to your house in 2 days (WIN).

SheIn Women’s Off The Shoulder Bell Sleeve Striped Blouse – White Small

 

Next are my Over the knee boots. I have the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots in black and can honestly say they are my favorite boot! I wanted the nude but wanted to find a pair that were similar and not quite as expensive. After a lot of returns I stumbled upon the Steve Madden Gorgeous boot and they are the closest pair you will find! I linked them below!

Steve Madden Women’s Gorgeous Boot

Happy Shopping!!

FiFi’s Fine Resale

Hey Y’all! Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost around the corner? I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! I recently partnered up with FiFi’s, One of my favorite consignment shops in Cornelius, NC to bring you some of their latest fall trends. As y’all already know, I love to bargain shop. I really love the hunt and the joy it brings me when I can find a designer piece for less than half its original price! So for me, FiFi’s is a slice of heaven and I  wanted to share that with you all!

Here are a few of the fun looks all of the Fab FiFi’s girls and I put together. It was pretty easy to find 10 different outfits to put together with the large selection they have!

As soon as I saw this Michael Kors Bow dress I snatched it up! Off the shoulder is SO IN and the feel of this dress is amazing.

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FiFi’s also has a nice selection of formal gowns and cocktail dresses for events, prom and galas! I fell in love with the button detail on this black stunner.

I really thought this next look was a lot of fun and shows a lot of personality!

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Christmas party anyone?

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Who doesn’t love a good LBD?!

 All of the Fab FiFi’s girls are willing to help you put together an awesome outfit. They will tell you the truth if something doesn’t fit your body just right. I love having someone really care about how I look and how the clothing fits me rather than just agreeing to get a purchase! Honesty gains trust and FiFi’s has never let me down ❤

I love the detail and fit of the this Tory Burch dress! The High neck line is really flattering.

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Last but not least, this fun little outfit is perfect for fall and the Cole Haan shoes were the most comfortable shoes EVER!

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Be sure to follow FiFi’s on instagram at @FIFISLKN to see some of the other fun outfits I wore and stay tuned!

Don’t forget you can also bring in your gently worn clothes to FiFi’s! I love having money in my account to buy new outfits and it makes it seem like I’m not spending money… to my husband atleast 😉 This little mini shoot was such a blast! Megan Hettinger, (Intake manager, you can sometimes find her in the back of the store managing the cute clothes the come through the door) and I made the back parking lot into a photo set and couldn’t have had more fun!

until next time,

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HEADBANDS OF HOPE

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Hey y’all! Today I’m honored to showcase a few different headbands and styles from an organization called HEADBANDS OF HOPE.  For every headband purchased, one headband is given to a child with cancer! They have donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the US. Brielle and I  are proud to show you how we have styled these headbands for our mini mommy/daughter shoot. These headbands make such an awesome gift and can bring life to any newborn photos or family portraits! You can click this link HERE to direct you straight to their site. Here are a few of our favorites photos ❤

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FOR EVERY HEADBAND PURCHASED, ONE HEADBAND IS GIVEN TO A CHILD WITH CANCER.

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So next time you need to buy a gift for a newborn baby girl, a birthday present or a just a fun flower crown for family photos don’t forget about Headbands of Hope! The gift that keeps on giving ❤

MY FOREST GREEN DRESS: REVOLVE CLOTHING BY TWIN SISTERS

BRIELLES FOREST GREEN DRESS: OLD NAVY, BOOTS- JOYFOLIE

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALEC LINDEN

XO  & GOD BLESS,

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MINI ME STYLE

I have always loved matching or coordinating outfits with my kiddos! Its so cute and can also be fun for the kids too. Brielle loves when she can wear shoes similar to mine or a matching tee and as for JoJo, well, he has no choice.

I put together two different outfits to show you how you can coordinate with your little girl and little boy! Sometimes people forget you can still match with your little man.

First I am featuring shirts from an adorable boutique on ETSY, ENCHANTED BY ELLIE . I saw these shirts and knew they were made for Brielle and I. She is sassy, as you can see by the photos.

COORDINATING OUTFITS WITH YOUR LITTLE GIRL

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I seriously can’t look at this next photo without laughing. HER FACE! SO SASSY!

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I love her. She is for sure my MINI ME! Here is another cute shirt from ENCHANTED BY ELLIE that Brielle modeled for us. I love the quote on this tank.

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She has such an awesome selection of shirts for any age! They are so sweet and willing to give you 10% of off your purchase too- use the code ” WHITNEY10  ” for 10% your order with ENCHANTED BY ELLIE!

NOW ON TO MATCHING YOUR LITTLE MAN

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I found this one piece bathing suite at urban outfitters on sale a while ago and was searching ETSY for a little shirt that could match for JO. B and found one from SHOP IMPRESS ME ! You can really do this with any graphic tee you find. Search ETSY or even try contacting SHOP IMPRESS ME to see if they can make a shirt to your desire. I love this look and did you know your one piece swimsuit can double as a tank?

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He’s such a ham.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our mini me matching post! Check out all of ENCHANTED BY ELLIES great shirts on her ESTY shop now by clicking this LINK 🙂

XO,

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MONKEE’S BOUTIQUE OF LKN & A TORY BURCH GIVEAWAY

MONKEE’S BOUTIQUE OF LKN

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Hey Y’all! I have been super anxious to share about my favorite high end boutique, MONKEES! We wanted to team up to bring you some of their latest styles and we thought what better way than to do a giveaway! I am sharing one of my favorite dresses they have in stock right now and also wearing the TORY BURCH sunglasses they have so generously decided to give away to one of my lucky followers! I hope you enjoy the photos and be sure to enter the giveaway on my instagram @whitneykayscott !

This “FRAME” wrap dress is classy. I love the low cut neckline that can be changed to any depth!

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And for the Tory Burch sunglasses…

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These are so in right now! I love the circular oval look but sometimes it looks silly on me. These are the perfect “in between”.  Ive seen sunnies like this on Selena Gomez a lot lately. Totally 70’s ❤

Again, Be sure to watch on my instagram for our TORY BURCH sunglass giveaway! The winner will be selected randomly from a number generator.

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Its always fun working with local boutiques. Be sure to stop in to Monkee’s at either of these locations in Davidson, NC to find some amazing clothing, purses, shoes and jewelry! Tell them I sent you!

Monkee’s Boutique main store: 624 JETTON ST. DAVIDSON, NC 28036

Monkee’s mini store: 106 MAIN STREET. DAVIDSON, NC 28036

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Until next time, Enjoy and good luck!

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talking consignment with J.T. POSH of Charlotte

Its so easy to forget about consignment shops when you have to find the perfect summer dress, or when you are just plain looking to update your closet.. but don’t fear, I’m here to remind you and to give you insight on the best high end consignment boutique of Charlotte, JT POSH.

I don’t know about y’all but I am totally okay with getting designer hand me downs that have been worn maybe one or twice. Sometimes with the tag still attached. I love hunting for good deals too. Some of my favorite dresses and outfits are the ones I found for $10 or so and I know they retailed for way more!

2012 WITH J.T. POSH

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 A few years ago J.T. Posh took me under their wing when I was just starting to branch out with my blogging and having fun teaming up with small boutiques. They are so special to me because Jen (owner) and Amanda have believed in me since the beginning.  Everything for sale is selected to make sure it will fit perfectly in the store. Appointments must be set up to drop off your clothes and everything must be either new or in excellent condition. Its such fun hunt to look through beautiful, high end clothing for awesome prices.

A huge portion of my closet is from J.T. POSH but I recently stopped by and teamed up to do a mini shoot with some of there new arrivals. They literally get new items EVERYDAY! So you know you will have a new selection each time you stop by. Here are a few photos from my recent trip.

This blue dress was such a stunner. Im sure its gone by now, but its worth a try to call and see if its still there.

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These were only a few of my favorite finds! Be sure to follow them on instagram to see new styles that come in daily. If you see something you love, you can just call and pay over the phone @ 704.375.1334. They ship too!

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I hope I’ve inspired you to give J.T. POSH a try! You won’t be disappointed.

XO,

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