First off, no I have not fallen off the side of the earth. I have been a bit absent from the blog but I am now back on my schedule. We have been world traveling and now trying to get back into the swing of things with the little one. It sure is nice to be home and back with family. Don't get me wrong it was fun getting to get away and just be my husband and myself. Saying that about half way through our trip, I was ready to hold our little munchkin. 

I have been having fun lately with seeing how I can revamp my wardrobe without going way out of my monthly spending budget. The sandals above (similar here) are from last season, they had a strap around the back of them, but this season is all about slides. I cut off the back strap and boom they are current. These denim are still current, just got them this spring and love them, but I pulled out the scissors and trimmed the hem off the bottom to make them look frayed. I also roll the bottom of these denim up a lot so now I have 2 different looks in one pair.   
Have you been doing anything creative with your wardrobe this spring?
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This outfit has been one of my constant go-tos lately. It is so comfortable and an easy throw on when out running errands. Before the baby, I was all about sacrificing for fashion but now I am all about what is stylish and COMFORTABLE. You won't go wrong this spring/summer putting a denim skirt into your closet and rotation for outfits. This Levi's denim skirt is a must have and I am already eyeing it in dark blue. Also is anyone else loving lace bralettes for this season? They are another easy way to stay in style and be comfortable with tank tops and sheer tops/blouses. 
We leave the country this week, ahhh!! I have so much to do in two days before we leave, my head is spinning. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and my Instagram Stories with all things regarding travel to South Africa and Paris. 

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I hope everyone is having a great start to the week! If you are like me, it's a little hard to get a start on the week especially after a holiday weekend. I always end up eating to much, letting myself relax (maybe a bit to much) and then it is a kick start to my system when the week starts back. We are on the road again and that can always add a bit of stress to the beginning of the week. Wesley likes when we travel close cause he doesn't mind taking naps in his car seat. The little man is a champ for just going with things, especially when it comes to traveling, we are always on the go. 
I won't leave without saying how much fun I had wearing this comfy/casual outfit around this weekend. I am always happy when I have these golden goose sneakers on, they are just so comfortable and you can't go wrong with them. I also have to state that this cardigan from asos is THE softest and I already ordered another one (cause its under $40) so I am never without it. 
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Stripes & Vegas

We are home for Vegas and we are staring to catch up on sleep. I know what you think when I say that but instead of partying we were trying to get a 15 month old to sleep on the time difference. When traveling with a 3 hour time change it can sometimes be tricky but I will have to say that Wesley did much better than expected. He did ok, but we still need to catch up on some much needed sleep. We did have a great time while out west, and it was fun to watch Wesley run around everywhere. He danced to street performers and gave so many strangers high fives. He is at such a cute age and is just such a loving boy. 
It got a little chilly the last two days there and I'm glad I packed some warmer clothes. This is one of my new favorite tops and loved pulling it out of my luggage. I have never owned a choker top until this one and I just couldn't let it pass me by. Shop my other two favorite choker tops here & here!
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High Slit Anyone?


Maxi dresses have always been a bit of a challenge for me since I am not very tall. Whenever I wanted to wear one it was to just wear around town and didn't want to pull out heels so it didn't drag on the ground. I know, I could have spent the time and money for getting them hemmed but it just always seemed to much for me to finally get it down. All that to say that I am obsessed with this maxi dress. I was able to dress it for the beach and I didn't even worry about putting shoes on at all with it but then took it out on the town later that night and was able to add some wedges. It is so light weight that it should be on everyone's summer wish list and especially if you are traveling (it packs so well and if you let it hang, all the wrinkles come right out). Yes, this dress will be in my luggage for South Africa.
I have finally embraced the warm weather, found my perfect mom bathing suit and all just in time. As a family we are all headed to Vegas in just 4 short days. With Jonathan's business we find out where next and start packing, it can make things exciting but also a little nerve racking with a baby. Be sure to follow along on my instagram all our adventures next week (there will be so many instagram stories)

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*this post was in collaboration with clayton

pom pom & ruffles

Can we all just please say "summer come fast." I have enjoyed using this bag already, I know it should be a beach bag but why not pull it out a bit sooner. I have gotten quite a few complements on how cute the pom poms are, it's true since that is one of the reasons I had to have the bag! 
This past weekend was super exciting and busy! We got to celebrate Jonathan's birthday and we did a staycation overnight on the beach. It was mixed feelings during the process since we had our first official night away from the baby. It was a little emotional but a good practice run since we will be away 10 days in just a months time (I have no idea how I am going to make it that long). Please keep my in your thoughts as I start to mentally prepare for that trip. 

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beach life

Some times I forget that this beautiful scene is basically right out the front door. I usually take for granted that I live in a beach town and I rarely go visit the ocean. I have never been a fan of sharks, sand or salt water, I know I am crazy, right? I am going to make more of an effort to appreciate what is around me and have Wesley get to experience building sand castles and all the fun that comes along with the beach.
When I started building my spring wardrobe, I instantly fell head over heels for the off the shoulder tops. Perfect for a stroll on the beach or around town without having to worry about tan lines. I know women think about that and don't want to admit it or maybe you are like me and just embrace the crazy OCD'ness about tan lines. Needless to say these type of tops are great and I will be adding more into my closet soon.
So I know I announced on instagram but I have to let you all know also that I will be heading to South Africa and France in the coming months. We will be staying on the coast in South Africa and I am already going a bit crazy on beach wear and I know per usual I will completely over pack. I hope you stay tuned on our adventures.

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hello 90's

This outfit has been on repeat since the weather is almost like summer over the past month. Not sure if you have seen it but I have had major late 90's flash backs with the boyfriend denim, lace cami tops and so much leopard. Don't get me wrong I am LOVING it all and I am happy to have it back and I am glad I kept a couple things from those days (I may be a slight hoarder when it comes to clothes, please don't judge). 
Who, What, Wear has been killing it with their Target collection and I got this cami for a great price and have loved it dearly. When I was online ordering the top, I may have put a couple more of their items in my cart also, oops. Shop some of my favorites below. 

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It is always great to be able to go back to DC. We still have family and friends up there and I cherish every moment I get to spend with them. I also get to shop, since there are no major retailers in Myrtle Beach, or at least none of my favorite brands. Which in result has turned me into an online shopper addict over the past 6 months. 
One of my favorite places to spend time while in DC is Georgetown. I spent close to 2 years working on M street so it feels so comforting to go back. A lot has changed and there are so many different stores and it was great getting to check new ones out. Wesley also had a great time walking the busy streets and showing us where we should and shouldn't walk (he wanted to walk for some reason in the middle of the road and not the side walk). While we were out and about I can't even start to say how many complements I got on this dress and WESLEY. I will admit it was the perfect weather to pull out a cold shoulder dress and Wesley was the perfect accessory to go along with it! :)

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xoxo...Beth & Wesley 

Freezing in the City

Jonathan's travels for business took us back to DC this past week. It was great getting to be back to our home away from home and seeing family and friends. I loved getting to show Wesley around some of my favorite spots (not that he will remember any of what I showed him), but we will have those memories in photos. He even snuck into some of my photos when we were shooting in Georgetown the night before we left (if you haven't seen yet, you should check out the adorable photo on instagram @settlingsouthern)
The day that I took these pictures it was a wonderful 32 degrees out and the wind was blowing full force. I really should have packed better and taken mittens, hats and some wool socks. I will have to say though "you have to do what you have to do for good photos" and I really like how these turned out. So, question for all of you, what are you thoughts on boyfriend denim? My hubby is not a fan of them but I have to say that I am! There is just something about a relaxed/distressed fit that just makes me feel so comfortable. 

I hope everyone is having a great last week of February!


Who is stall in need of a good date night with their special someone? Since we were on the road for Valentine's Day we had the baby with us. When we get home I am hoping for a little bit of alone time with the hubby! Don't get me wrong, Valentine's Day is all about showing love and since Wesley and Jonathan are my two men, it was great getting to spend time with both of them.

So speaking of still needing a date night, this beautiful dress is the perfect option! I can't say how much I love this look and how sexy/chic I felt wearing it. It happens to be a dress but it has the look for a crop top and pencil skirt (so clever, right?).

I hope everyone had a great day filled with LOVE!!!

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