Mountain Weekend

Happy MLK Jr. Day!  So many great things we can learn from this man’s life – one of my favorite quotes from him is “Darkness cannot drive out darkness.  Only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that.”  Boom.  Still applies with everything going on today & hopefully sooner rather than later, people will realize this oh so simple concept.

Since we were blessed with this long weekend, as you saw in my post from Friday – I spent this past weekend in the mountains with 3 of my besties!  We go every year & even though we were lower in attendance this year with gal pals, I had a little 4-legged plus one – that’s right I had the chance to take Boomer on his first mountain trip & he loved it!!  He was let off his leash to run and play with his friends for the first time and he had his first experience with swimming.  I mean seriously, I was so happy & proud of him!  I was for sure a proud Momma.

 


I hope all of y’all had a great & safe weekend!  Here’s to a 4 day week!!  Wooo hoo!

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XO,

missEtayla



So Fetch Friday

Happy Friday!

I am so happy for another long weekend, especially since I get to spend it in one of my favorite places with some of my favorite peeps!  That’s right – it’s that time of year for the bestie girls weekend in the beautiful NC mountains.  We do it every year, only this year, only about 1/2 of us can go.  Although it will still be a blast, ladies – for those of you who can’t make it this year, we will miss ya!  That’s the thing about getting older, things come up and you have to miss out sometimes, but that’s the thing about best friends – they understand, fill you in on what you missed, and still invite you the next time around.

I think this year will be the first year it hasn’t snowed.  I mean did you see the forecast for NC today?  Here in Charlotte, it’s supposed to be like 72.  It’s January.  Mid-January.  Crazy.  Anyway, although we may be missing out on the snow this MLK weekend, I can assure you there will still be fires, wine, delish food, music, great times, relaxing, & walks with cute pups!

Here’s a look at what I’m packing for this year’s trip {and although my suitcase is quite large, this is probably the lightest I’ve ever packed…in my life!}

So Fetch Friday, FriYAY, TGIF, TGISFF, Weekend, Freaking Weekend, Girls Weekend, NC, NC Mountains, Linville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge, Nikes, Uggs, Urban Outfitters, Truly Madly Deeply, Sephora, Marshall's, Ikea, Lifestyle Blogger, Beauty Blogger, Fashion Blogger, BP, Nordstrom, Lulu Lemon, Max Studio, NC Blogger, Queen City Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, NARS, BECCA, Benefit, Ulta, Makeup, Smashbox, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

So Fetch Friday, FriYAY, TGIF, TGISFF, Weekend, Freaking Weekend, Girls Weekend, NC, NC Mountains, Linville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge, Nikes, Uggs, Urban Outfitters, Truly Madly Deeply, Sephora, Marshall's, Ikea, Lifestyle Blogger, Beauty Blogger, Fashion Blogger, BP, Nordstrom, Lulu Lemon, Max Studio, NC Blogger, Queen City Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, NARS, BECCA, Benefit, Ulta, Makeup, Smashbox, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

So Fetch Friday, FriYAY, TGIF, TGISFF, Weekend, Freaking Weekend, Girls Weekend, NC, NC Mountains, Linville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge, Nikes, Uggs, Urban Outfitters, Truly Madly Deeply, Sephora, Marshall's, Ikea, Lifestyle Blogger, Beauty Blogger, Fashion Blogger, BP, Nordstrom, Lulu Lemon, Max Studio, NC Blogger, Queen City Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, NARS, BECCA, Benefit, Ulta, Makeup, Smashbox, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

One top above that I’m pretty sure I will not change out of this weekend is the oatmeal looking one in my suitcase.  It is SO cozy.  I seriously want it in every color.  It’s from Urban Outfitters.  

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What are y’alls plans this weekend?!  Be sure to follow me on Snapchat (miss.etayla) to follow along with all of our adventures this weekend!

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XO,

missEtayla



Coziest Sweater of All

Hii!  I hope everyone has had a fab weekend!  Mine has been full of snow, friends, yummy snacks, & games!  Definitely a fun weekend!

I know I’ve taken quite a leave of absence from blogging in the last week, I needed some time to refresh and get my mind right to provide y’all with some great new content.  I don’t want to post just to post.  SO, with that being said, here’s to 2017 and I hope to continue to provide y’all with content that you will enjoy & find useful. 🙂

The sweater you see below is my latest obsession.  It is cozy & so warm!  ♥
Sweater, Winter, Winter 2017, Rebecca Minkoff, Monkee's, BDG, Urban Outfitters, Shelia Fajl, Eye Buy Direct, Cozy, Lifestyle Blogger, Fashion Blogger, Queen City Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, CLT, NC, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

Sweater, Winter, Winter 2017, Rebecca Minkoff, Monkee's, BDG, Urban Outfitters, Shelia Fajl, Eye Buy Direct, Cozy, Lifestyle Blogger, Fashion Blogger, Queen City Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, CLT, NC, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

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What is your most favorite & cozy sweater this winter season?!  Share in the comments

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XO,

missEtayla



Looking Back

As it’s New Year’s Eve, it’s the perfect day to look back on the year 2016.  Throughout the year I think I’ve grown and learned a lot as a blogger & as a person.  So with that being said, I’ve decided to share my top 5 favorite blog posts from this year (in no specific order)!  Enjoy the flashback!

1 – ‘Sip, Sip, Hooray!’

Sip Sip Hooray, Weekend, Brunch, Bloggers Brunch, Simon Blogger Brunch, Give Love, Holidays, Holidays 2016, Christmas, Mimosas, Brunchin', Saturday, South Park Mall, South Park, Charlotte, Simon Mall, Charlotte Premium Outlets, Concord Mills, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Blogger, NC Blogger, Queen City Blogger, Fashion Blogger, Lifestyle Blogger, Style Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

2 – So Fetch Friday – Kendra Scott Jewelry for the Home

Kendra Scott, Jewelry for Your Home, South Park Mall, Habitat for Humanity, Fashion Blogger, Lifestyle Blogger, Holidays, Holidays 2016, Holiday Jewelry, Lifestyle Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

3 – Teachin’ UP on a Tuesday (Red Lip Tutorial)

Teachin' UP on a Tuesday, Beauty, Holiday, Holiday 2016, Red Lips, Holiday Red Lips, Red Lipstick, Christmas, Holiday Looks, Holiday Trends, Beauty Blogger, NARS, NARS Crayon Lipstick, Beauty Blogger, Sola Salon, New Seele Studio, South End, Charlotte, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

4 – So Fetch Friday (The ‘Bomb’er Jacket)

5 – So Fetch WEEKEND (1 year anniversary)

Wishing everyone a fab 2016 NYE!  See y’all next year!

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missEtayla



So Fetch Friday

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve!  Can you believe it?!  As I mentioned in my post this past Wednesday I am going to share with y’all my vision board for 2017 and the strategy that went into creating it!  I got the idea from my Mom & made my first official vision board last year.  

If you’re like me, when you were younger you had some sort of bulletin board in your room where you had pictures posted of Aaron Carter, Legally Blonde quotes, Nickeloden phones, & random pics of you and your friends posing/looking ‘cute’ on Schwin bicycles.  A vision board is this same type of idea – only hopefully a little more more adult, aspirational, & realistic.

Here are the 5 simple steps I took to put together my 2017 vision board:

1 – Obvi need a bulletin/cork board

2 – Think about your goals for 2017.  How can you visually display these goals & tools to achieve them?  What visuals will help remind you of these goals & how to achieve them?

3 – Gather up all your magazines and favorite quotes from Pinterest & cut out images, words, anything that inspires & reminds you to stay on track for your goals (long & short term)

4 – Lay these out in a collage type style (or more neat, which ever you prefer) and begin pinning them to your board

5 – Hang it up in a place you will look at everyday & then get your inspire on!

So Fetch Friday, NYE, New Years Eve, NYE 2016, New Year New You, 2017, In Style Magazine, Vogue, Shape, Goals, Vision Board, Inspo, Lifestyle Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

So Fetch Friday, NYE, New Years Eve, NYE 2016, New Year New You, 2017, In Style Magazine, Vogue, Shape, Goals, Vision Board, Inspo, Lifestyle Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

So Fetch Friday, NYE, New Years Eve, NYE 2016, New Year New You, 2017, In Style Magazine, Vogue, Shape, Goals, Vision Board, Inspo, Lifestyle Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

So Fetch Friday, NYE, New Years Eve, NYE 2016, New Year New You, 2017, In Style Magazine, Vogue, Shape, Goals, Vision Board, Inspo, Lifestyle Blogger, Charlotte Blogger, Queen City Blogger, NC Blogger, missEtayla, Schoolin' This Stylish Life

I’ve hung my vision board in my closet so I see it everyday, at least twice a day.  This year I want to be even more aware of what I am eating as well as make more of an effort to stay fit.  I also want to be more intentional with all of my daily decisions as I have learned that being more intentional with everything in your life helps you achieve your goals & gets you closer to what you want quicker.  I’ve also put my girl, Reese, on my vision board with WWRD beside her – “What would Reese do?”, quite a mantra, am I right?  She has always been one of my role models and I mean how could she not be?  She is a successful entrepreneur & a woman of true charisma and does it all by being herself.  I also used a few of my favorite quotes & images from last year’s vision board while also leaving some space to add some stuff as the months go by.

So are y’all making a vision board this year?!  What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?  What are your goals for 2017?!  Share in the comments below!

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XO,

missEtayla



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