Tuesday, August 19, 2014

#trending | shopping locally + giveaway!

the fact that i've had to use www.wheresmycellphone.com twice in the past 24 hours is a problem. it's always in random places like my car drink holder or wedged between a couch cushion. but today's #trending tuesday isn't about how to outsmart losing your cell phone. that was just for laughs. 

this week i'd like to talk about shopping locally. there are tons of boutiques in charlotte. one that i recently have been a fan of is apricot lane. as you know, we've had a kimono craze kicking off the last part of summer. katie and i got to attend the apricot lane event this past friday night. 

speaking of them - the winner of last week's giveaway is ally from life as i know it! ally, i will be contacting you. :)

i'm in love with their clothing & at a completely affordable price point too. #ballinonabudget - their fall collection is slowly trickling in and i can't wait to snatch up some of those goodies. i already bought both the taupe booties and fringe booties for fall. & this is coming from a girl who isn't shoe crazy.

one staple piece that stands out to me is their philantropy project known as 3 strands. it's an organization that strives to support and help those who are involved in human trafficking. these women make these bracelets & boxes themselves and apricot lane showcases them at the register to bring awareness to the cause. 3 strands works to help those who have been affected by this terrible life and aid in their future happiness.

it was an amazing event and very successful! complete with wine & snacks & playing dress up. i'm an online shopping guru when it comes to places like j. crew, gap, kate spade, nordstrom, etc - but i also find great joy in finding places in my own back yard who provide super cute clothing & work with organizations to provide a better future. 

i wore my 3 strands bracelet yesterday as we finally signed the contract for our wedding venue. i cannot wait to show y'all more about that tomorrow. 

however, sound the alarm. myself + some amazing bloggers have joined up to offer a AMAZING giveaway for you. an tory burch amanda crossbody! as if the name wasn't already cool enough, you have until this friday at 6pm to enter. good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

i encourage you to check out some of these ladies blogs - they are some of my favorites! happy tuesday! i'm SO pumped to show you all about where we will say i do tomorrow. 
Link up with Kristina, Katie, Zelle, and me every Tuesday to talk about whats trending!

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