I am currently working on starting a new blog that will be called Dogwood Southern. Please give me some time to get that up and running and I will let y'all know!!!

Beach Bag Essentials Linkup

Today I am joining a linkup hosted by Sydney from Sincerely Sydney and Victoria from Memphis Made about our beach bag essentials. So make sure to check out their posts!

As for my beach bag essentials, here are some things you will always find:

1. The bag- Scout Bags have been my go to pool and beach bags for the past probably six years. I have a handful of Scout products including totes, makeup bags, and a laundry bag. They are all durable and I recommend the brand highly if you're looking for a new bag.

2. Sunglasses- My favorite pair are RayBan Aviators. They can pull any beach bum outfit together!

3. Speakers- For Easter I got the cutest Bose Color speaker that will be perfect for beach trips this summer. It comes in multiple colors. Mine is mint!

4. Water bottle- I include either a Tervis Tumbler or a Bubba Keg in my beach bag to make sure you don't get dehydrated. 

5. Tanning lotion- Although I don't put on tanning lotion or oil very often I do keep some in my bag. The Banana Boat Dry Oil Spray is my favorite because you don't feel greasy after you apply it. Don't forget about regular sunscreen too though!

Do you have any beach bag essentials I need to know about? Please share.

Also, on Sydney's page (the link is above) there is a beach bag giveaway. Make sure you are entered because the bag is adorable!

Thanks for reading and love always,

Grey Denim

Shirt: Banana Republic Jeans: Yoga Jeans by Second Denim
Shoes: Jack Rogers

I have found some cute spring jeans! These grey jeans are perfect because you can pair them with anything. I have styled it in the pictures above with a white detailed top, but I have also style them with bright oranges and pinks. I have been wearing them when it's not too hot outside or when I go to dinner with friends. 

I recommend checking out the Yoga Jean by Second Denim. You can find them at Nordstrom and in specific boutiques. There is a store locator on their website so find a place near you.

Do you have any ideas of how to style these grey jeans?

Love always,

Easter 2015

Dress: Tommy Hilfiger (Old) Shoes: J. Crew Factory (Old)

Happy Easter! Jesus has risen, hallelujah! Above is my Easter outfit. The perfect floral shift and some bright wedges for church. The rest of the day hanging out with family I will be wearing J. Crew chino shorts and a shirt for a more comfortable look. Now I"m going to spend some time with my fam. :) Hope your Easter was great!

What are your Easter plans? Leave in the comments below.

Love always,

Spring Showers: The Perfect Rainboots

Shirt: Lilly Pulitzer Shorts: J. Crew Shoes: Hunter

Today I am super excited to do a collaboration with Cat from Class Meets Couture! We decided to do posts about rainboots because the spring brings a lot of little rain showers. The pictures above show a cute and fun way to style rainboots on drab days with florals and brighter colors. Make sure you go check out Cat's post through the link about. Her style is adorable and she was fabulous to work with!

My boots are the Hunter tall original gloss rainboots in the color graphite. I have gotten so much use out of these and there are endless ways to style them. Do you have a favorite outfit to wear with your rainboots for getting through these spring showers?

Love always,

Netflix Lately

Let's be real, when people say life lately it's more like Netflix lately. Am I the only one? As soon as one show is finished I am on the prowl for the next one. Two shows I have recently watched are Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 and Drop Dead Diva. 

Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 is about a girl named June who moves to New York and as soon as she gets there loses her job and fiancee. The girl she moves in with is named Chloe and she will do whatever it takes to get June to move out. They eventually become best friends and the shows displays all the crazy stuff they get into. There are two seasons on Netflix and I don't think they will be making anymore seasons. It is absolutely hilarious and if you are looking for a short show to watch you should consider this one!

Drop Dead Diva is much longer and I love it! I am on season 2 out of 6 right now. In summary the show is about a girl named Deb who dies, but returns to Earth and is now in the body of the main character Jane. Only two people know this and they are Deb's best friend Stacy and her guardian angel Fred. The show is Deb trying to figure out her life as Jane. Jane even works with Deb's about to be fiancee Grayson. If this sounds interesting you should check it out. I have just eaten it up and binge watched it!

Have you watched any good Netflix shows lately?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway on Instagram it ends today!!

Love always,

Recent Purchases

I have been buying a handful of new things to get ready for spring break and I thought I would show y'all what I've been picking up! 

1. To start with I bought two of these bandeau tops from Target. I got one in leopard and one in black. Neutrals, am I right? These two will go with any solid pair of bikini bottoms I have now and will be perfect for long days on the beach for spring break and summer. The front of the top look like the bandeaus from Victoria's Secret, but the straps on the back give it a different twist. 

2. Recently on my college campus Birkenstock sandals are making a come back. At first I really did not think they were for me. I thought they would be too chunky on my feet, but I tried on the style with two straps and the toe straps. I got them in the black leather and they are very cute if I do say so myself! I bought mine at Dillard's, but you can find them at DSW, Belk, Rack Room, or the Birkenstock store. You can see the exact pair I got on my Instagram! (@honeybee_kelsey)

3. On iTunes I ordered the new Luke Bryan Spring Break Checkin' Out album. I have all of his other springs break albums and I am very sad this is the last one he will be making because the songs usually hold such good memories after I listen to them on repeat all spring break long. If you haven't heard any of the new songs you need to go check them out! My favorite song on the album is Games.

4. The last thing I got is a 34 oz. Bubba Keg. These mugs are perfect for the days when you don't leave the beach until it's time to go back in to shower for dinner. I can't wait to use mine next week.

Have you picked anything up for spring break or spring in general? Share in the comments below.

Also don't forget to check out the Lilly Pulitzer dress giveaway I am doing with some other fabulous bloggers!! Follow us all on Instagram, like each picture on each profile, and repost for extra entries. It closes March 13th. May the odds be in your favor.

Love always,