Hey friends! I am SO sorry this is my first post in a long while! I have to be honest and tell you that this summer has been absolutely crazy! I have a lot of exciting things coming up this year. I am about to open my own hair salon Goldie’s Arrow 🙂 Pat and I are building a house and we are getting married next July. All of these things are such a blessing and I am so grateful, but pairing these life changes with my busiest work season brought me depression and anxiety. It has affected my life in many aspects and really did a number on me the last few months. I know this topic isn’t a favorite for anyone, but I thought if I shared my story maybe it could help someone else!
I couldn’t bring myself to post anything because I felt like putting up images of “me in my cute shoes in a field” was deceiving to anyone reading! I wasn’t in the right mindset to pretend that everything was going peachy keen. After seeing my doctor and talking to those close to me, I found it felt freeing to be honest about what I was going through. In sharing my difficulties I learned that I wasn’t as alone or isolated as thought, and that so many people around me deal with depression, anxiety or both. Mental Health is SO important and I really feel for those who deal with these disorders constantly and severely because it sucks! I’m trying a few methods that have brought me some improvement and I finally feel like the clouds have broken and that little bit of sunshine is starting to shine through! I am still dealing with it, but I feel like after sharing this and being open, I can start to post more of what I love…like my cute shoes while I stand in a field! haha! A big thanks to my support system (family, friends and clients) who comforted me when I really needed it, you are so appreciated!
Fanny Pack>> PamelaV Jewelry// Free Lady Fanny
Leather Wrap Necklace>>SOUTHBOUNDvlc
Concert T>> Chris Stapelton
Sunnies>> Ray-Ban// Hexagonal Flat Lense>> sure to get many compliments!!
The best thing about summer style is just throwing on a cute dress and sandals. It’s so easy to put an outfit together and look like you tried…my type of outfit!! I wanted my hair to look equally effortless so clearly I had to put in some effort 🙂 I added two clip in extensions to make my messy fishtail look extra thick. I can post a tutorial for this if anyone wants to see how I did it! I had the best birthday and what made it even more special was the sweet birthday wishes I got. I have such the most amazing friends and family a gal could ask for! I decided to share some of the love by giving away a Wet Brush for one of my followers and a friend. Our hair really could use some loving in the summer months and the best brush for being gentle is the Wet Brush! I am picking not just one but two lucky winners! Surprise!
The Wet Brush Winners>> @ab_fred & @caitlin.noraa
Dress// American Eagle>> color not available different print here!
Coral Beaded Necklace// Target>> on sale for $11.99!
Sandals// The Quail>> Freebird by Steven:: They are pricey but I promise they are an amazing investment!!
Sunnies// Goldie Sunglasses>> Wildfox
Bracelet Stack// T.Jazelle
Song Inspo// Gold>> Kiiara:: I can’t get enough of this one!
Hey All! Sorry it’s been a while since my last post but summer has been absolutely crazy so far!! Anyone else feeling the same? I have to remind myself to enjoy every moment of summer because it comes and goes like flash. If you’ve been following my Goldie’s Arrow blog, you know that I am a huge music and concert lover! It’s such a great way to take a little break from the busy and just enjoy family, friends, good music and beer. A bonus is that everyone is there for the same reason, to have fun!
I wore my Empty Your Pockets Louise Tee from Wildfox to Florida Georgia Line and I got so many compliments! It’s so so comfy and American Made 🙂 That night I saw my third double rainbow in one month! I’ve been so curious what that means, but I’m thinking it’s a good thing!!
T>> Empty Your Pockets Louise Tee// Wildfox
Sunnies>> Goldie Sunglassess//Wildfox
Lace Bralettee//American Eagle
Bracelet Stack// T. Jazelle
Song Inspo// Let Me See Ya Girl// Cole Swindell
This past weekend we got to celebrate the marriage of our friends at the beautiful Ragged Mountain Resort! I had the privilege of doing the wedding party’s hair and the gorgeous bride was a show stopper! It was awesome to be part of such a special day and we had a blast! I mixed up my regular mani by adding a swipe of hot pink to every other nail to give it a little something. I used O.P.I Infinite Shine in To The Finish Lime and Running with the In-finite Crowd (Currently buy 2 get 1 Free at Ulta)! I got so many compliments on my BEACHROW kaftan…it is my favorite dress I’ve ever worn to a wedding! It kept me nice and cool and hid the amount of beer I drank and yummy food I ate 😉 I’ll definitely wear this one all summer long! Congrats again to Marissa and Colin, warmest of wishes on your happy journey together!!
Kaftan>> BEACHROW//Ascot+Hart LOVE this
Sandals>> Freebird//Freebird Store by Steven in Nashville, Tennessee
Black Leather Choker>>SOUTHBOUND I wear this necklace at least once a week!
Song Inspo>>Sam Smith// Latch (Acoustic)>>Marissa walked down the aisle to this and it was breathtaking!
I LOVE concerts and I just had my first of the summer. I saw Dierks Bentley with my mom, aunt and cousin, which made it extra special! There was a huge downpour before the show, but it left us with a beautiful double rainbow! I wore my Frye engineer boots, thank goodness, because the ground was a little damp. I found my cute choker on Etsy and I got this cute bell sleeve, lace-up, t-shirt from American Eagle. I’m sure your tired of seeing my Ray-Ban Flash Lenses but I just love em’ so much! I’m a bit of a dork and have to buy a koozie from every concert and this time I also HAD to have the “Drunk on a Plane” snapback (clearly this was after a Bud Light or two haha)!! Do you all have any concerts this summer?!
Song Inspo>> It’s Different for Girls//Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King
I just got back from visiting my sister in TN and I can’t express how much I love the city of Nashville! It was so good to see Brooke again, and I got to bring my girlfriend Tori along to boot! The sunshine felt absolutely amazing, and it was so nice to throw a dress and denim jacket on to go shopping on 12South. This post’s song inspo wasn’t hard to come up with because we saw Thomas Rhett two times during our visit! It’s such a cool city because you never know what celebrity you’ll see out to eat or shopping on any old day! Speaking of eating… the food in this city is the best. You have to visit Burger Up on 12South and get the friend pickles. Taco Mamacita in Edgehill is home of my favorite meal. Seriously, we had it twice haha! I always get a margarita (two of them), appetizer sampler (queso is the bomb), General Homeboy Tacos with Mexican street corn…I promise you this is what dreams are made of! Any other Nashville lovers out there?
Sandals>> Freebird// these are SO comfortable!!!
Leather Tassel Necklace>> SOUTHBOUND
Maxi Dress>> Lulu’s
Denim Jacket>>White Crow
Song Inspo>> T-Shirt// Thomas Rhett
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
I’m so excited to watch my favorite Mother of Dragons, Daenerys, tonight on Game of Thrones! Pat and I are obsessed with show and I am such a complete GOT nerd that I had to have this pink Mother of Dragons sweatshirt I found on Etsy. I am so obsessed with Etsy, I can always find the coolest custom t’s and tanks that you can’t get in your average store! Another thing I am also obsessed with is my Fitbit. For a Mother’s Day gift we got our mum a Fitbit Alta and are so excited to challenge each other! I love the look of the Alta because it’s a bit more sleek and fashionable. You can even get gold/silver/leather straps that are stylish for everyday or even going out! It’s so cool to see how much you actually walk in a day and how much quality sleep you are getting. Anyone else on this Fitbit train?! Well I hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day!
To my beautiful Mumma- I love you so very much! Thank you for showing me how hard work and kindness can take you far! B and I are so grateful to have you as our mother and we only hope we can be at least half the mother you are to our children someday! Love you boo- Whitty
Song Inso>> Fly// Maddie & Tae my mum’s fave song!!