Monday, February 28, 2011


In some of my previous posts, you may have seen me feature some dresses from Vestique.  Vestique is a fabulous online clothing boutique that was started by two truly, nice girls I went to college with (Go Pack!!)  In case you haven't already heard about Vestique, I want to introduce you today!

With an appreciation for great style and a love for fashion, Morgan Genty and Caroline King had a dream to open an online boutique and made that dream a reality last year.  Let me tell you....they have some great pieces and get this, everything is under $100!  Their dresses are going to turn a many-a-head this summer and their accessories can glam up any outfit!  I am currently having anxiety (remember how I said I get this over seeing stuff I love and want?) over how many cute spring/summer dresses they have.  They also have a lot of nautical clothing and must love the color coral as much I do!

You will be seeing their stuff on here a lot because I am a big fan.  I think what they have done is amazing and very inspiring.  Hey, maybe one day they can sell my nautical themed clothing and accessories line on Vestique! Ya know, once I learn how to draw, sew, and produce the masterpieces I have created in my head...

Below are some of my favorite nautical pieces they have right now.  They have so much great stuff that I am doing Part II tomorrow!  and trust me, if you see something you like, you better get it while it's hot, their stuff goes fast. They've already sold a few of the nautical dress I love below (yes, it has anchors on it!!) and it just went up on Friday! ( and remember a few weeks ago when I posted a dress from ModCloth that looks just like that one except it was $20 more...) 

Steal a Sailor from the Sea Dress

Martha's Vineyard Dress

Side Swept Dress

Sea Legs Romper
Royal Blue Jailbreak Top

Come Sail Away Dress

 In case you have questions about sizing or anything else, their email addresses are:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blog Friends!


In my short time in the blogging world, I have "met" some really awesome girls!  Below are a few of my blogging pals that I want to say "thank you" to.  Thanks for your advice (on blogging and personal stuff!), for your comments, and for genuinely being awesome to me during this process!  Who knew you could actually make real friends through blogging...   and to my friends that heard me talk about Seashells and Southern Belles long before I ever started it, thank you too!!

If you haven't checked their blogs out you should...because they are all awesome!

Ashton at Soulshine
 Lindsay at vineyard loveknots
Megan at Fried Green Pickles
Ashley Lauren at Texas Prep

and a big thanks goes to Carolina City Girl for tagging me for the 7 Facts Blog Award, I really appreciate it!  I was honored to receive an award like this a few weeks ago, you can see my answers here.  Have a great weekend!

I hit a 100 followers earlier this week and I'm organizing the details for my first giveaway!  It should be up and open next week!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday's Fancies #3

This week, for Friday's Fancies with {av}, of {long distance loving}, I am going with a low-key look.  I am doing dinner with some girlfriends on Saturday night and (if money grew on trees) this outfit would be perfect for it!  I am loving stripes right now, so I love this cardigan!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One Shouler Love!

If there's one thing I love (you know other than the ocean, anything nautical, the color coral, football, french fries...) it's a one shoulder dress (or one shoulder anything)!!  Even if you've only been on my blog a few times, you've probably seen a one shoulder dress on here.  It's my favorite fashion trend....ever! My prom dress senior year was one shoulder and so was the shirt I wore in my senior pictures.  I had several one shoulder pieces in high school and then when I went to college, I feel like the one shoulder look went out of style.  Or it at least it was hard to find.  So I have been very pleased that the past few years one shoulder stuff has been everywhere.  I know some people may think it's too trendy, that it's played out, or are just plain tired of it, but in my eyes, rocking the one shoulder, asymmetrical look will never go out of style! I doubt I'll be in any shape to rock one shoulder anything when I'm 80, but best believe, if I can, I will be doing it!

The La La Love dress from LuLu*s is one of my favorite go-to one shoulder dresses.  They continue to get them in, in several colors and restock them often.  Here are a few of the colors they have now.   (I got a navy one to wear to a rehearsal dinner in April.  I can't wear to pair it with my gold JRs and my long, seahorse necklace)

La La Love Dress - White

La La Love Dress - Slate Blue

La La Love Dress - Black
La La Love Dress - Pale Gray

Monday, February 21, 2011

Giveaway Fun!

I'm pretty excited because I found out last night I WON my first giveaway!! and it's a good one! I won College Prep's Kayce Hughes Giveaway, which is a $50 gift card to use at Kayce Hughes' web site!  There are some really great things on there, here are a few things I like.

Kayce Hughes Green Tunic

Pink & Green Evy Top

Anchor Necklace

Bamboo Pens

anndddd speaking of giveaways... I am going to do one when I reach 100 followers!!  I started this blog just 4 weeks ago and can't believe I have almost 100 people following Seashells and Southern Belles! I have really enjoyed blogging and really appreciate all the comments and blog love! Of course, my giveaway is going to be nautical themed so stay tuned for more details :-)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Nautical Memory - Wilmington

This weekend I am in Wilmington visiting my bff Carmen!  I can't wait to eat at our favorite restaurants, talk about all our favorite tv shows (she's the one I make the spreadsheets with!), shop til we drop, and visit the Wrightsville beach bars!  Maybe we'll run into some One Tree Hill stars along the way... Below is a favorite picture from our 24th birthday.  (Yes, we have the same bday!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Fancies #2

 Today, I am again linking up with {av} at {long distance loving}, for Friday's Fancies!  (The idea of Friday's Fancies is to create dream looks without worrying about how much it costs, so it's a lot of fun to say the least!) In honor of the Oscars, the idea for this week's Friday's Fancies was to put together our dream red carpet look.  I created these these two looks and then couldn't decide between the two of them, so I included them both!  We all know I had to throw in some nautical accessories...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sea and Southern Style - Chambray

In my internet browsing/shopping over the past month, I have noticed a trend that I'm really liking.... and it is....chambray! One of my blogging bff's, Buckhead Belle, noticed it as well when she posted this!  I worked in a children's boutique in high school and in college and noticed a lot of chambray blue dresses over the years for infants and children.  I always loved the look, so I'm really happy it's going to be easy to find this year for adults! 

Below are a few favorite chambray pieces I've come across (I found so many I liked that Part II is coming tomorrow!)

Shop Ruche My Darling Beau Striped Chambray Dress

Old Navy Chambray Dress

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Big thanks to Ashton at Soulshine for passing this along to me!! I really appreciate it! Here are 7 random, possibly interesting things about me... 

1. I've been a vegetarian since I was in the 1st grade.  This is UNUSUAL for SEVERAL reasons.  First, I grew up in the counnn-try, surrounded by tobacco, soybeans, and corn.  To this day, I am probably the ONLY vegetarian that was born and raised in the county I grew up in.  My parents and sister eat meat for every meal, so no, they didn't make me this way, it was all me.  Believe me, they tried their hardest to get me to eat it, I just never liked the texture or taste of meat.  and no, it doesn't both me when people eat meat around me (I get asked that all the time.)  Secondly, I am PRO-HUNTING.  Yes, you read correctly.  A vegetarian that is FOR hunting! Hunting doesn't bother me, I just don't want to eat it.  If we don't kill the deer, they will kill us.  I also am a republican, pretty conservative, and definitely not a member of PETA, so this might make it a little unusual as well...  One more strange thing about this is that I don't really like vegetables.. I am more of a carb-atarian... but that's a discussion for another day.

2. I LOVE fantasy football! Like am obsessed with it.  I have major anxiety on Saturdays and Sundays before 1pm during football season trying to make the perfect decisions for my team.  At the end of the regular season this past year, I was tied for first with two other guys, which means I was better than 9 other guys.  Pretty good for a girl!  (Don't ask me about the playoffs though, didn't go so well...) 
3. My dream is to have a line of nautical-inspired clothing and accessories one day, but this dream is going about as well as my dream to be the brown-haired Erin Andrews... I can't draw or sew, sooo I need to work on that before I can have my own line :-)  I have all the ideas in my head and even a name, I just can't produce it....yet...

4. I am freakishly good at finding and researching things on the internet.  My friends call me the Google Queen.  

5.  I want to learn how to scuba dive ASAP.  I want to see how the fish, coral, and seahorses live.  I shoulda been a mermaid...

6. I like watching TV more than the average person.  I watch about as much TV as a hermit does, but somehow still manage to work and be social, my DVR is always at 90 something percent.  Me and my best friend Carmen make spreadsheets at the beginning of every new TV season so we can be sure we don't miss anything and to be sure our DVRs can record everything.  I don't, though, watch Jersey Shore or any of the Housewives series. 

7. I love rap music just as much as I love country music.  Always have.  I can go from George Straight to T-Pain to Usher to Jason Aldean and not skip a beat
So now you know a little bit more about me, I guess I am a pretty random person :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday's Fancies

 Today I'm linking up with {av} of Long Distance Loving (I heart her and her blog) for Friday's Fancies!!  This is my first time doing Friday's Fancies and using Polyvore, so I had to throw some coral in there! This is what I wish I was wearing instead of the fleece and scarf I have on... Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Sea It...Love It... - Old Navy

Love these new things from Old Navy!!

Old Navy Ruffled Eyelet Dress

Old Navy Nautical Tee

Old Navy Nautical Tee

Old Navy Rope Trim Beach Tote

Old Navy Necklace

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