InstaSummer Recap | @southernflairblog

August 1st, 2014


Good morning! Yesterday I had orientation at my school and spent the day meeting and greeting all my new students and parents (so oops no post!)! But since my summer is donezo, I wanted to share a few photos to recap what’s been happening in my Instagram world the past few months!

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1. I couldn’t share Instagrams without showing you the cutest little chihuahua in the world. Maggie has to make an appearance every once in a while, right?

2. I found this pretty little white quartz necklace from Piece & Tranquility in my mailbox this week. Ashley’s Etsy shop has a gorgeous selection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings using stones and metals, and beads. I’ve got my eye on several pieces!

3. I redecorated my classroom for this year with lots and lots of yellow. What you don’t see in this Instagram, is me standing on top of three textbooks on top of a shelf to reach the ceiling. But hey, at least I took my shoes off. Safety first!

4. Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS was my favorite thing I read all summer. Amoruso is the CEO of Nasty Gal and she tells her story of how to become a #GIRLBOSS. She started out by dropping out of high school, stealing and digging in dumpsters, and today she runs a fashion retailer worth $100 million with 350 employees. And she’s hilarious. Definitely a must read!

1. I’m obsessed with my polka dot Kate Spade Keds! You can browse more styles that are on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! But you better hurry… prices go back up August 4. I’m also a huge fan of the Kate Spade lemon and cork Keds– both are so unique and fun!

2/3. I had to squeeze in two more photos from my Europe trip– cakes in Salzburg and adorable tulips at a sidewalk cafe in Amsterdam. But I’ve got lots more where that came from on my recap posts from Prague, Salzburg, Munich and Amsterdam!

4. So I know I just got back from Europe, but I’m already itching for another adventure… and I’m thinking Thailand! Who’s with me?!


1. A few weeks ago Aristocracy Apparel, a men’s clothing store, reopened in downtown Baton Rouge. We celebrated with art, food, music, and Project Runway Allstar winner Anthony Ryan!

2. Just some flowers from my visit to Pike Place Market in Seattle. Can you believe these bouquets are only $10?! Crazy.

3. Kaela¬†Rodehorst¬†Williams works her magic while shooting one of my favorite local designers Celeste Austin from Savvy Root. I’ve got so much to share with you guys about this brand!

4. Finally, Roux is a new Baton Rouge publication that focuses on entertainment, art, fashion, etc. I was lucky enough to be their featured blogger for their debut issue in July and again for August, which launches today! Check it out here!

Do you have fun summer Instagrams? Leave your Instagram handle in the comments!

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Cowboy boots, dresses, and looking forward to fall

July 30th, 2014

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

Product Information: Dress: Forever 21 | Laredo Women’s Boots in Brown c/o Country Outfitter | Necklace and bracelet: Forever 21

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

How to wear cowboy boots with a dress | Southern Flair

This summer has been an epic one for me. Getting to travel all over Europe, add new states to my visited list, and make a random trip into Canada has definitely made this summer one of my favorites. While I would love to pack my suitcase and go on another summer adventure, school is starting next week and it’s time to get back into teacher mode and settle back into my routine.

I’m sad to see summer end, but there are so many things I love about fall and this back-to-school time of the year. Mostly, I love fall weather compared to hot Louisiana summers. I wouldn’t mind seeing the temperatures start to drop a bit (even thought we are having a cold front right now.. 72 degrees!! Wooo!). I also love meeting a new group of students and starting the school year fresh. Starting a new year is always so exciting and one of my favorite things about being a teacher (and I love all the school supplies!). And then there’s always fall TV shows, pumpkins spice lattes, cozy cardigans, pretty leaves, and, of course, football.

So I bet you’re wondering about my outfit and what it has to do with fall. When most people think of cowboy boots and dresses, they automatically think Taylor Swift circa 2006. Now y’all know I love me some TSwift, but cowboy boots with dresses takes my brain in a whole different direction and makes me a little nostalgic for football season. Come fall in Baton Rouge, cowgirl boots are a LSU tailgating staple. Something about cowboy boots makes me giddy for cool fall Saturdays, the leaves changing colors on campus, and just having a good time all day long with old and new friends. Maybe cowgirl boots are just southern chic, but cowgirl boots are also a timeless trend that can really be paired with the most trendy pieces for a fresh look.

This mustard yellow woven cami dress is perfect for LSU football (or with its longer length, add a cardigan and you’re ready for work!) These short cowgirl boots from Country Outfitter paired with the dress make it even more tailgating ready, and I’d fit right in on campus. Cowgirl boots are just comfortable for walking around, hopping from tailgate to tailgate, and being on your feet all day.

Are cowgirl boots a go-to for your football tailgates? How do you pair your cowgirl boots with dresses? This post was sponsored by Country Outfitter, but all opinions are my own. At Country Outfitter you can find the perfect pair with so many to choose from to get you fall and gameday ready.

Photos by Katie Hope

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15 backpacks perfect for fall and back-to-school

July 28th, 2014

15 Trendy Backpacks perfect for fall and back-to-school

It wasn’t until my Europe trip a few weeks ago that I realized how much I have been missing out on the convenience of backpacks in my life. I hadn’t carried a backpack since high school (and I think I thought I was too cool then, so I really just carried an over-sized purse), but backpacks are becoming one of this fall’s biggest bag trends! They’re perfect for carrying laptops to the coffee shop, cameras, notebooks or whatever you may need for your daily adventures (or blogging and teaching adventures for me). I’m thinking my Mossimo Tiger Backpack from Target will come in handy for this coming school year!

Mossimo Tiger Backpack from Target | Southern Flair

Shop my 15 favorite backpacks below and don’t forget to share your favorites!

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Friday Finds

July 25th, 2014

Kate Spade Planner, Tassel Earrings, Beaded Dress, Elephant Pouch, Floral Sweatshirt

It’s Friday! Does anyone still get the urge to sing that Rebecca Black song? Because I do… more often than I’d like to admit, actually. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite Friday Finds that I’ve also added to the Shop With Me page along with a few other items. Who doesn’t need a 2015 Kate Spade planner in the middle of July? And a floral sweatshirt in 100 degree temps? I’ll take them both!

Shop the widget below and have a fabulous weekend! Keep up with SF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest!

Summer Wedges Sale | Shop My Favorites

July 24th, 2014



Marc-Jacobs-Wedges Summer-Wedge-Sale

Good morning, y’all! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite summer wedges that are on SALE! Stores are already switching to back-to-school and fall merchandise (and even Christmas stuff!), so now is the perfect time to snatch up summer staples at great prices. Shop the widget below!


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Photos by Katie Hope

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