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In an effort to make your future experience as pleasant as possible, I am making some wonderful changes to A Pearl Kind of Girl. Change, especially on the internet, takes a great deal of time. I am very excited to share these new changes with all my readers, but in the meantime there will not be any posts.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill

Monday Moment: Austin, TX



Top: Boundary and Co. Faux Leather and Brushed Twill Top (similar) // Jeans: J.Crew Toothpick Jean in Resin Rinse // Earrings: Kendra Scott Skylar Earring in White Pearl // Shoes: Dolce Vita Wedges (similar) // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Watch: Michael Kors Mini-Size Madison Three-Hand Glitz Watch, Golden/Silver

To celebrate Father’s Day weekend, my family and I headed down to Austin for the weekend. Most of our trip consisted of eating, but we also paid a visit to Lake Travis and the State Capitol. Despite having been to the State Capitol numerous times throughout my childhood, it never gets old. There is so much pride and history surrounding the center of downtown Austin; I seem to always discover something new!

When packing for this long weekend, I made sure to pack my favorite J.Crew jeans (in three colors). They are comfortable enough to wear during the 4 hour car ride and look great with flats or heels. Since the temperature never passed 95, the cropped J.Crew toothpick jeans were perfect to pair with my Boundary and Co. tank and sandal wedges. This outfit was perfect for a casual afternoon lunch and a tour around the Capitol grounds. Next weekend I will be headed the opposite direction to Wisconsin, and so far the only things I know I will be packing are my cropped J.Crew toothpick jeans! Probably in more than three colors! xoxo



Kate Spade Sale Top 10


1. Road Trip Licenses Plate Clutch // 2. Southport Avenue Jenny // 3. Boarding Call Luggage Tag //  4. Grand Street Neda //  5.  Southport Avenue Cameron // 6. Mikas Pond Passport Holder // 7. Santa Rosalia Scout // 8. Boarding Call Dory // 9. Horseshoe Cove Darek  10. Play Hooky Call To Action Terry


Kate Spade saves the day again! Just as everyone is busy planning a summer get away, Kate Spade has a travel sale with everything including large totes and passport holders. Because I am ten days away from my get away, I have picked my favorite ten items from their sale. I was extra excited to see the Play Hooky Call To Action Terry and Grand Street Neda on sale as I am planning my packing strategy. The past week has been a whirlwind for me, staring a new job and attempting to tackle everything on my to do list. I had not even thought about packing for my trip, until I saw this Kate Spade sale and realized it is only ten days away! I know what I will be doing the rest of the day! Check out the rest of the sale at katespade.com! xoxo



Seeing Black and White

















Dress: Vince Sleeveless Shift Dress // Shoes: Prada Bi-Color Cap-Toe Platform Pump in White/Black // Necklace: Tiffany & Co. Pearl Necklace // Earrings: Tory Burch Large T Logo Stud Earring // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Sunglasses: Chanel (similar)

The second I walked into Neiman Marcus I spotted these gorgeous shoes. There is just no comparison to the quality of Prada leather shoes. When I noticed they were on sale, I made a dead sprint for the register. If the devil wears Prada, I guess you can consider me the next Miranda Priestly.

When looking through trend forecasts, I am always thrilled when I see black and white listed as a trend. This is probably because 50% of my closet is black and white and the other 50% is made up of neutral colors. In a world that is constantly throwing new colors at us, I love the simplicity and confidence that comes from a well-fitting black dress and contrasting accessories. I honestly cannot think of a time or place where a tasteful black and white outfit would not be appropriate. This outfit could be worn just about anywhere from the office, to a wedding or a cocktail party. Forget the crazy colors that probably do not complement your skin and stick to black and white when in doubt! xoxo