How to dress up your graphic t-shirt

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic tshirt

I’ve recently become obsessed with graphic t-shirts. Every time I see one with a cute phrase I have to purchase it. I love a good T-shirt that I can just throw on with jeans or dress up with a skirt and a pair of heels. 

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt

The weather is starting to turn cooler in Atlanta and I thought this would be the perfect outfit for brunch with friends when paired with a leather jacket.  The top is from J.Crew (Sold Out) and this skirt (on sale) is from Madewell.

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt with J.crew and Madewell

This J.crew “Salut!” top stood out because of its bold font and bright blue color. Salut means in hello in French and graphic tees are a great way to start a conversation or get a message across. 

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt with J.Crew Salut shirt

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt in J.Crews Salut top

Photography by Amber Corbi

Shop a few of my favorite graphic tees below. 

 

 

Bloom Where You Are Planted

How to Bloom Where Planted

As I approach my 32nd birthday next month, I recently had a conversation with a friend about being self-aware and blooming where you are planted. We looked back at my personal growth story and walk through faith over the past few years. If you knew me 6 years ago, I was anxious, in a mentally abusive relationship, and lacked a lot of self-confidence. The woman you see today is strong, self-aware, confident and has mastered how to bloom where you are planted in life. I’ve learned that life isn’t always going to be filled with flowers but you can make the best with what you have in your garden. 

So when my photographer and I stumbled upon this mural on Atlanta’s beltline trail I knew we had to photograph this for the blog. Atlanta is filled with murals around the city but this one, in particular, stood out to me. I love the abstract and bold flowers on this mural. They are a little rugged but they are standing tall and blooming. 

Dress//Shoes//Jewelry//Bag

Photography by Amber Corbi

Create & Cultivate Conference: Seattle Edition

I just got back from Create & Cultivate in Seattle. Create & Cultivate is a full day conference for female bloggers, creatives, influencers, digital marketing professionals and entrepreneurs. Each quarter Create&Cultivate hosts the conference in a new city. I missed Create & Cultivate when it made its way to Atlanta last fall. I was already planning a trip to Seattle to visit my best friend who lives there this fall so when I found out that Create&Cultivate was happening, I had to purchase a ticket. 

Weeks leading up to conference I had been under the weather and was concerned I wasn’t going to be able to attend. But everything worked out and I boarded a plane to Seattle from Atlanta last week. I’ve been looking forward to attending this conference for months because I had heard so many good things about it from other bloggers. 

Create & Cultivate was amazing and unlike any other conference, I had attended. The energy was awesome and it felt good to be in the company of so many amazing women who are doing great things in the industry. Everyone was invested in helping each other flourish. 

Attendees were broken out into two separate tracks during the day. One track was focused on women looking to launch a business or take on a new career path and the second track was focused on content creation, social media and blogging. I attended the second track. Panel session covered topics like how to create snackable content, how to stay creative in a fast-paced and digital world, and advice from the blogging veterans like Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere and Gala Gonzalez. Some of the themes from the day were focused on encouraging women to think outside the box, find other mediums than social media to tell your story and be prepared to disrupt your industry. 

The one thing that attracted me most about attending Create & Cultivate was that they paired you with a mentor during the conference. My mentors at Create & Cultivate were Maxie McCoy and Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen. I’ve followed both of their career paths for a while now, so it was amazing to be able to chat with them in person and ask them for advice. 

The keynote lineup was the amazing! The keynote speakers were Brooklyn Decker, Mandy Moore, and Issa Rae. All millennial women changing the game in their particular industries. 

If you are a female entrepreneur or a woman in the creative space, I highly recommend that you attend Create & Cultivate when it comes to a city near you.The next city should be announced soon on the Create & Cultivate Instagram account

 

Off the shoulder and filled with ruffles

Off the shoulder dress with ruffled sleeves

Off the shoulder dress with ruffled sleeves

Off the shoulder dress with ruffled sleeves and Kate Spade bag

Off the shoulder dress with ruffled sleeves

I can’t believe the end of summer is officially here! My summer has been a fun one filled with lots of off the shoulder tops and dresses. Yes…I love a good off the shoulder outfit! I discovered this off the shoulder dress during one of my recent trips to Marshalls. This fab find was under $30.

I love this dress because it can be worn as a swimsuit cover-up to the pool or to a weekend brunch with friends. The ruffled detail on the sleeve and bottom was a huge selling point for me. It adds a unique twist to your classic off the shoulder dress. 

How are you celebrating the end of summer? This weekend I’ll be cheering on my undergraduate alma mater the University of Alabama in its kickoff game vs. FSU. 

Around Atlanta: Cinnaholic

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your week. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I have a huge sweet tooth. The dessert course is one of my favorite dayparts. I never pass up something sweet.

So when the folks at Cinnaholic reached out to me to invite me to visit their Atlanta location, I couldn’t wait to try this place. Cinnaholic is a vegan cinnamon roll shop with franchises around the country. This isn’t your typical cinnamon roll shop, all of the rolls are vegan,egg-free, made from scratch and include all-natural ingredients. The thing I loved the most about this dessert shop is that they let you customize your own cinnamon rolls.Cinnaholic has several varieties of icings and over 30 toppings to choose from. So if you want a pecan pie cinnamon rolls you can make one with a bourbon flavored icing and top it with pecans. That’s what I did! Sounds like a fun experience right? 

Cinnaholic is definitely a place to take your kids this summer or a creative date night idea. Not in Atlanta? Cinnaholic has franchises popping up all over the country. Check to see where the nearest location is to you.