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April 30, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer Gift With Purchase + An OOTD + Weekly Post Recap

Celebrate in Lilly today!  With any purchase, receive a set of 4 tumblers.  I absolutely LOVE these tumblers and have a few sets we use all the time.  The more you buy, the more gifts you'll receive.

You know my favorite this season has been my Monterey Dress.  I'm actually wearing it today! For fit, it runs a little big, but I still went with a small.

I love it so much that I just ordered it in this fun new print!  Trust me when I tell you that it is NOT as short as it appears on the model.  I'm 5'6" and it hits right above my knees.  I love how versatile this dress is.  I can wear it during the day, but sometimes wear it as a cover-up, as well.  The fabric is a super soft cotton fabric, the perfect weight for summer, with a little swing to it.

I recently got this cover-up too, and have worn it a few times to the pool already.  Love the lightweight fabric for the pool.

More Lilly I've Been Loving Lately
**Click on items to shop or links below.**

Also loving these colorful flip flops!

They come in this pink print too!

There is no minimum to receive the free gift with purchase, so even if you order something small, you'll still receive the free set of tumblers!

This set of ceramic coasters is really cute, only $30!

My friend brought this Insulated Bucket Bag with her last weekend, and we used it everyday at the pool.

Another Cover-Up Fave:  This Roberta Roller Rabbit Tunic.  Got it last week and had hoped to wear it for a pool day on Thursday, but storms rolled in right after school, so we had to postpone it.  Paired with this necklace and you can never go wrong with a S'well Water Bottle.  Love mine!

Yesterday's OOTD

Striped Tee (on sale for $19.99) // Canteloupe Shorts (25% off with code: GETSHOPPING) // Flip Flops // Sunnies
On Wheeler: Lilly Pulitzer Little Lilly Shift (buy it today and get a free gift with purchase) // Native Shoes

In case you missed any posts this week, click on any of them below.

Hope y'all are having a great weekend so far!  We're back home and off to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday!  First stop, a girls' brunch - with my mom and my sisters.  Can't wait!

April 29, 2016

Dirty Martini + OOTN + Giveaway Winner + ShopBuru's in Town!

This week's Thirsty Thursday cocktail is called Jeremiah's Dirty Little Secret from The MacIntosh.  I'm a huge fan of dirty martinis, so I was anxious to try this one I've heard so much about.  The olives were stuffed with pimento cheese and they were delicious!
We paired it with these truffle frites and gnutis for an appetizer and it was amazing!

We had such a fun evening!  The weather was absolutely beautiful that night!

What I Wore

Mara Hoffman Swing Dress (true to size; I'm wearing a small) // Wedges // Charleston Rice Bead Necklaces as bracelets // Clutch (20% off with code: GIGISPRING)

**I've had a few of you ask what type of bra I wear with this dress.  I love the NuBra, and wear this new 3D style.  I went with my regular size and it fits so well.  I wore this the entire day during the Southern Ground Festival a few weeks ago, and never had a problem with it coming undone.

Tuesday's Ulta Giveaway winner is...

Mrs. Always Wright

She wrote:

"Benefit's "Bad Gal" Lash. I end up trying different ones every few months that I hear about, but always go back to it!"

Congratulations!  You win all of this below!
Spring Tote with Matching Pouch ($40 value)
2 Essie Colors from their Spring 2016 Collection ($17 value)
Face Tan Towelettes ($30 value)
Angel by Thierry Mugler (my favorite fragrance for date night$29 value)
ChloĆ© Love Story ($28 value)
Hempz Lotion (x2, $15 value)

Please email me at sweetsouthernprep at gmail within 24 hours with your mailing address.  Thanks to all who entered, and thanks for reading!  Loved hearing all of your favorite beauty products!

My friend Morgan of ShopBuru is currently taking her van around the southern states.  Today, we were happy to have her visit us in Charleston!  Be sure and check out what cities she'll be visiting next!  This year, she's collaborating with Ariane of Hatch, now carried at Shopburu.
She'll be in town until 4 today, and tomorrow she'll be in Charlotte.  Love everything she carries on her site, but I love it even more when I get to see it in person!

Of course, y'all know how much I love my Mara Hoffman shirt dresses.  They're just the perfect weight for summer and you can't go wrong with a maxi dress.  I definitely have a growing collection, but I honestly can see myself wearing these for years and years.  Her prints are just so much fun and comfortable!  Loving this latest print so much!  Also wearing: Pink Neon Polish on my toes // Neon Orange on my fingers // Ring // Wedges

I posted twice today, since I couldn't get my computer to cooperate yesterday.  Be sure and check out more super cute spring dresses I featured this morning here.

I still haven't jumped on the off-the-shoulder trend yet, but I may try it with this dress from Old Navy.  Only $36.94!

TGIF, Y'all!

Hope y'all have an awesome weekend!

More Fun Dresses for Spring!

It's Friday!  Pretty excited about that!  We're headed home to celebrate one of my sisters' birthdays tomorrow.  We're also celebrating my mom's 60th birthday too!  She'll be out of town on her real birthday, May 12th, so we're all coming into town and celebrating it a little early this weekend.  Can't wait to see four of my five sisters!  Sadly, one of them is running in a half-marathon that she can't miss.  Can't wait to share pics with y'all from the weekend, next week!

Alright, now on to today's post, it's all about Spring dresses from ModCloth.  You know I love a cute, sleeveless dress, and the ones from ModCloth are no exception.  Their Spring collection has the prettiest, unique prints that I'm loving right now, especially the bright colors and cute surprise cut-outs on many of them.

Of course, when I was perusing the new Spring collection, I wanted one of each of the dresses.  My girls wanted me to get this dress with vegetables on it so badly.  Maybe make a trip to the Farmer's Market an even cuter trip?  Isn't it such a cute print?

I also loved this yellow gingham dress.  Reminds me of The Notebook.  Very retro, but still current.

I went with this classic one instead.  I loved that it has blue/white stripes, but the little dots all over it, make it even more original.  For sizing, many of their dresses run large, so make sure and size down.

The espadrille wedges are super comfy and fit true to size.  They're not too high and the blush color would go with almost everything in your closet for spring and summer.  The texture of the straps is a shiny patent leather, so I feel like you could wear them during the day, but dress them up at night too.  Plus, they're only $39.99!  You can't beat that price!

If you've been following the blog and/or instagram this week, you'll know how much I absolutely LOVE my new clear sunglasses with silver lens.  I've probably worn them everyday, since they arrived in the mail, and they're only $44.99!  They're almost sold out, but I love them in this color too.  Do you spy someone in my sunglasses reflection?

Whether you're church-bound, heading to a daytime party or going for a cute picnic, here are some other Spring dresses I'm loving from ModCloth's new collection...

ModCloth is also having a sale on all swimwear.  If you think their dresses have cute prints, wait until you check out their bathing suit collection.  All currently 20% with code: FLOATON.

Happy Friday!

**Thank you to ModCloth for their partnership on this post.**

April 27, 2016

Wednesday Whereabouts

Another awesome week has come and gone... 

My friend and I started Friday off right with a visit to The Americano.
Their chips are some of the best in town!

Top (Love the subtle split-back on this one) // Shorts // Sandals // Tassel Earrings // Sunnies // Smartphone Wallet // Ring

We had friends come in town from home for the weekend.  Had the best time, as always!

Trying to master a selfie, but standing up proved to be better.

 Marysia Swim Top (I'm a 34B and wearing a medium) // Bottoms (old) // Sunnies // Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic Glasses
 Love Wheeler's hand on her hip here.
A little R&R.

 On Saturday night, we headed to Candy Shop Vintage, to celebrate my friend Deirdre's first year anniversary of her jewelry shop being on Cannon Street.  Don't you love the new pink and mint rice beads she just debuted for the season?
 The sweetest treats!  They were kind enough to send some home for my kiddos.

Deirdre (left) and her assistant Annie (right).  After shopping around, I definitely now have my eye on a few new things...especially this necklace in moonstone. // I'm wearing this Tory Burch dress that I've been raving about recently.  Fit is true to size.
 After we left her party, we headed down to Cannon Green and enjoyed a late dinner.
 She ordered the crab cake.
I ordered the raviolo.  Absolutely amazing meal!
 The next day, we squeezed in a little more pool time before it was time to say goodbye.
We clearly didn't want them to leave!
 Wheeler and Effie used to take tennis lessons when they were younger.  They've been begging to start back up again.  Their first lesson was on Sunday evening and they loved it!  You have no idea how excited I am that they are playing.  My hope is that they continue to love it as much as I do!
Vaughn wanted to get in some practice too.
Greeting daddy and his friend on the way back in from their fishing trip.

Pretending to fly with her new umbrella.
 Monday was a pool and beach day!  So happy that the ocean is warm enough to swim.
 Love when tidal pools happen, and a bonus when there are starfish are in them.

Wearing this swim top in a medium.  I have no clue why my swimsuit bottom (that's old, by the way) looks so small here.  I think it was the camera angle or something because trust me, it's not that low, nor that skimpy.
Vaughn still preferred the waves over the tidal pool.
Pajamas after a fun day at the beach!  Their pjs are by Roberta Roller Rabbit.

Don't forget that my latest giveaway ends at midnight.  Head here to enter.

My Pineapple Jacks are back in stock!  Shown here with my Hayden Reis Ditty Tote // Sunnies // Cover-Up

I hope y'all have a wonderful rest of your week!
The weather here has been absolutely perfect lately, and we've been taking full advantage!