#MotivationMonday: Work Out


Hi, beauties! It’s been too long! Life has been crazy this March, and between a new job and a rotating roulette of sicknesses, I have definitely been slacking on my fitness. Sweat with Kayla has been my workout of choice for the last year, but with a new gym at work and the prospect of a Disneyland race looming this fall, I want to up my game! I’m thinking more running with Conner and the pups, and some beginners yoga + spin classes at the gym.

But let’s be real: my favorite way to motivate myself is by shopping… so here we are, with a round-up of dreamy work out clothes, accessories, and post-gym makeup that makes me swoon big time. What are your favorite athletic/athleisure brands, and what’s your workout of choice? Please share – I’m in desperate need of a little Motivation Monday!

  1.  Free People Black Moon Sports Bra in Wasabi
  2. Sprigs 2-Pocket Wrist Wallet in Batik Blue | This has two pockets to hold the essentials while you run! I’m ordering one ASAP for hiking!
  3. Sonix Starry Eyed iPhone Case
  4. Ban.do I Did My Best Gym Bag 
  5. InvisiBobble Hair Tie in Pinking of You | For the perfect crease-less power pony!
  6. Kate Spade 16 oz. Glass Glitter Water Bottle
  7. Zella Devin Crop Tee in White Heather
  8. Nike LunarEpic Low Flynit 2 in Grey
  9. Fitbit Alta HR in Pink Rose Gold | I am hardcore dreaming of this rosy fitness tracker! Husband, if you’re reading this…
  10. Sweet Escape Scalloped Sports Bra | Scallops forever!
  11. Starry Night Leggings + Sports Bra | How cute is this set?!
  12. Living Proof Dry Shampoo in travel size | THE. BEST. dry shampoo on the market!
  13. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Brunette | Because I won’t leave the house without my brows on…
  14. Milk Makeup Vibes Vibes Vibes Set | Includes skin refreshing stick, lip + cheek tint, matte bronzing stick, blur stick – the perfect kit to transition from gym to everyday!

Cat-Eye Valentine


Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!

V-Day is a week away, and I am loving all of the pink, girly, freshness of this season! It’s the perfect time of year to rock frilly frocks and celebrate all things feminine – throw on some pink lipstick (my favorite in Showy) instead of your everyday nude, or throw a Galentine’s brunch for your best girlfriends!

I am not typically an earring girl, but these turquoise tassels really struck a cord with me! They add a whimsical pop to a structured dress like this, but they also look great with a simple tee. I will be wearing them a lot this spring and summer! My mirrored cat-eye sunglasses are a favorite of style icon Kat Von D, and while I love the matte black for versatility, I’m seriously considering adding the pastel pink version to my collection. They’re just too cute! Unfortunately, this dress is a year or two old, but I love the flirty options here, here, and here!

Are you celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day this year? I’d love to see what you’re wearing!

With love,



Coat: JCrew Cocoon Coat
Jeans: JCrew Toothpickmy go-to!
Heels: Nine West Tatiana in Nude
Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Retro in Crazy Tortoise
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera
Arm Candy: 
Bangle in rose gold, cuff in granite – on sale!


Happy hump day! I spotted this AMAZING orange wall last week and jumped for joy – I knew I had to shoot there! The other side of the building is lime/turquoise/purple, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her on Amy Lately!

I’m trying to brighten up the chilly January days with a little lots of color! Sometimes the best outfits are the most simple – a pop of color, clean lines, and dark skinnies. I’ve discovered that these heels elevate any outfit – I’ve worn them to office parties, with jeans and a blazer for coffee and networking, and with casual blouses for church and Sunday brunch. I used to steer away from pointy toes, but now I’ve found that they add a more mature touch (as mature as you can be in a neon orange coat!) and elongate the legs – that’s a winner for me!

With love,

Emerald City


Top: Zara (old)
Pants: JCrew in Everglade Green
Heels: JCrew (no longer available)
Necklace: JCrew Factory (similar on sale!)
Lipstick: Katy Kat Matte in Maroon Meow

Thank you Kelsey Prater for making me look and feel like a rockstar! If you are located in/around Knoxville and are looking for a portrait photographer, look no further.

October Heat


Hat: Simliar & inexpensive
Sweater: Nordstrom 

Shorts: Similar
Necklace: Similar
Arrowhead Ring:
Kendra Scott
 Covergirl (Katy Kat Matte in Maroon Meow)

Good morning and happy pre-Friday, babies! Confession time: it’s still hitting the 90’s every day here in San Antonio. In October. I know – it’s devastating for my little Tennessee heart that’s accustomed golden leaves and rainy fall skies. My only coping mechanism is mismatching clothes across seasons, like with this shorts-and-oversize-sweater combo. It looks cool and effortless, but it lets me beat the heat while feeling v pumpkin spice ready. I hope you love this look! Here’s praying that Texas gets hit with some real fall weather soon!

P.S. – The sweater comes in several beautiful colors that pop in and out of stock, and it goes on sale very few weeks. Keep checking back and don’t buy anything full price!

Thank you Kelsey Shea Prater Photography for your artistry and light-seeking contributions to this post.  Follow Kelsey on Instagram for more photo beauty! 

Ruffle Your Feathers: One Shirt, Two Ways! (Part II)


Blouse: H&M
Shorts: Similar
Arrowhead Ring:
Kendra Scott
 Covergirl (Katy Kat Matte in Sphynx)
Nail Polish: Atlantic-Pacific x Formula X (Atlantic Mist)

Hi babies and happy Hump Day! Today is a very special day because C is coming to visit – after nearly 6 weeks, I am ready to jump in his arms at the airport!

Today’s post is a continuation of last week’s collaboration with Kelsey McMurry Photography, exploring another gorgeous and more casual way to style my favorite new H&M shirt (linked above). And by the way – these photos aren’t staged; Kelsey was a gracious hostess with plenty of lavender tea at the ready!

Quick note – I made a few updates to the blog this week! Be sure to explore my new About and Contact pages, and let me know what you think!

Thank you Kelsey McMurry Photography for your artistry and light-seeking contributions to this post.  Follow Kelsey on Instagram for more phot beauty! 

Ruffle Your Feathers: One Shirt, Two Ways! (Part I)


Blouse: H&M
Skirt: Similar, similar
Affordable & identical option, also love these!
Arrowhead Ring:
Kendra Scott
 Covergirl (Katy Kat Matte in Crimson Cat)
Nail Polish: Atlantic-Pacific x Formula X (Atlantic Mist)

I found this dotted blouse at H&M a few weeks ago and felt so inspired by its girly, 70’s vibes – and the affordable price! When I wore it to the office, one of my coworkers said, “Only you could wear that!” so I decided to show you all not one, but TWO ways to style this top on Amy Lately. Come back next week for look #2!

A month or so ago, I had the pleasure of heading back to the beautiful, scruffy mountain city of Knoxville, Tennessee to throw a bachelorette party for my best friend. If you know me, then you know about Kelsey McMurry – she’s the absolute love of my life (sorry, husband) and my inspiration in all things. I just can’t shut up about her. While in Knox, we had a little fun styling and shooting some blog posts in and around her gorgeous loft.

Thank you Kelsey McMurry Photography for your artistry and light-seeking contributions to this post.