Monday, August 18, 2014


I realized the other day that even though I've worn these knee-high gladiator sandals a bunch this season I haven't posted them as of yet on the blog.  It will be boot season before long (Yay!! My favorite!) so I decided I better get on the ball!  Gladiators have been super hot trend this spring/summer.  And it's a trend that's fun to wear because they add a little edge to any outfit, even something simple like a tank, cutoffs and a scarf-turned-into-a-vest like I'm wearing here!

Knee-High Gladiator Sandals: DSW - they also come in tan.  Both are on a great end-of-season sale!
Black Tank: Old Navy
White Denim Cutoffs: American Eagle via Plato's Closet - Similar here from Old Navy  (and on a crazy good sale!)
Bucket Bag: Isaac Mizrahi New York (I'm obsessed!)
Vest: It's actually a scarf I tied into a vest (see my post here on how-to). Similar scarf here.
Sunnies: Coach

What do you think about the gladiator trend?

Mz Savvy Style

Linking up with Monday Mingle, Mix It Mondays, Let It Shine and Style Sessions

Friday, August 15, 2014

Styling Joggers For Now, Transition and Fall

Earlier this week I shared with you how I styled these joggers for the Girls Day Out event with Star 94 at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta (if you missed it you can see the post here).  In today's post I'm showing you three ways to style the same joggers ~ for now, for summer to fall transition and for fall/winter.

Striped Tank: Old Navy (on a crazy good sale right now!)
Striped Wedge Sandals: Kate Spade
Leopard Cross-Body (Cross-body bags are perfect for a busy girl on the go!  I love a big bag but cross body's are quickly becoming my go-to bags!): River Island
Striped Camp-Shirt: Calvin Klein
Luxe Joggers: Spend or Save
Pink Cross-Body: Michael Kors
Floral Loafers: ModCloth
Striped Hooded Pullover: Spend or Save
Leopard Wedge Booties (I just ordered these for fall!!): Isaac Mizrahi New York
Red Bag: Isaac Mizrahi New York

(Can you tell besides joggers I'm obsessed with stripes and leopard?!)

If you don't currently own luxe joggers I would highly suggest you get some today!  They will carry you through each season in style and comfort!!


Linking up with Trend Spin Linkup, Fashion and Faith, Friday's Fab Favorites, Mamanista Friday's and Casual Friday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Busy Mom (lady) On The Go

As I've mentioned before, last week I co-hosted a Girls Day Out event for Star 94 and The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta.  Our theme was "take time for you, tips for a busy mom (lady) on the go".  My gorgeous friend, Jennifer Duvall of JennySue Makeup, shared makeup tips on how to look your best when you are in a hurry (and how to stay looking your best in the heat!!  On the day of our event it was blazing hot and we were set up outside, but Jennifer stayed looking fresh and shares her melt-proof makeup tips here.)  I styled two outfits for the event, one from Isaac Mizrahi New York (seen in this post) and one from Saks Off 5th.  I knew going in to my styling day the day before the event that I wanted to do one of the looks around joggers (not the people, the pants!).  Joggers are a way of feeling like you are wearing your pajamas but looking chic, on trend and totally pulled together!

Jennifer, my manikin wearing her busy lady on the go look I styled from Saks Off 5th and me at the Star 94 Girls Day Out event. (You can get Jennifer's look here and here).

What We're Wearing ~
Silk Tapered Joggers: Saks Off 5th (on sale!!)
Loose Fit Striped Top: Michael Kors (Identical)
Floral Cross Body Bag: French Connection (such a great bag for a great price!!)
Faux Leather Shorts: eBay (similar)
Thin Knit T-Shirt Sweater: Forever 21 (similar)
Black Cage Sandals: BCBGeneration via T.J.Maxx (I have these in white and they are fabulous and on sale!)
Sunnies: Coach

Part of the event's set up including my busy lady on the go styled manikins.

I'm still kicking myself for not purchasing this outfit at the end of the event!  I may be making a trip back to the outlets soon or ordering it online!

What's your favorite stylish on-the-go outfit?  Check back on Friday when I share three ways to style these joggers ~ for now, for transition and for fall.


Linking up with Random Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy, Summer Style and Working Girl With Style

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lace, Denim and Isaac Mizrahi New York

 One of the many awesome things about my job as a stylist/personal shopper is getting to work with and develop relationships with great shops and brands!  Last Thursday I co-hosted a girls day out event for Star 94 Atlanta at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and got to work once again with one of my all time favorite shops, Isaac Mizrahi New York.  There are only two Isaac stores in all of the US and we are so very lucky to have one of them right here in Georgia (the other is in the Hamptons)!  The day before the event I headed to Isaac to style one of two outfits I would be showing at Thursday's event.  I like to dress chic but comfortable for styling because the day usually involves wrangling a manikin or two!  These denim boyfriend shorts have become this summer's go-to's.  I literally wear them almost every day and since I bought them for all of $8.00 at Plato's Closet that makes cost per wear less than a penny! Whoot!

What I'm Wearing ~
Denim Boyfriend Shorts: American Eagle via Platos Closet (Love these from Gap)
Lace Kimono: Chicwish
Cage Sandals (they have barely left my feet all summer!!): Steve Madden via T.J.Maxx (similar)
Bag: Tory Burch (LOVING this one for fall!!)
Tassel Necklace: (my absolute favorite!!) Stella and Dot

The amazing windows at Isaac Mizrahi New York

One of my happy places!

The outfit I styled for the Star 94 Girls Day Out event.  I sadly didn't get a picture of the manikin in the outfit so I had to recreate it here...
Sleeveless Stripe Sheath Dress: Isaac Mizrahi New York
Pink and Orange Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi New York (These would be cute too!)
Pink Bag: Isaac Mizrahi New York (LOVE this one!)
Sunnies: Isaac Mizrahi New York 

These beauties came home with me! I wore the shoes in this post and they are finally mine! 
Two Tone Leather Bucket Bag: Isaac Mizrahi New York
Floral "Lillie" Pumps: Isaac Mizrahi New York


Linking up with Monday Mingle, Let it Shine, Mix It Mondays, Trend Spin Linkup and Style Sessions

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Casual Glam

Like I've mentioned before, dressing up in the summer is a challenge for me.  I love the more casual vibe summer brings but sometimes the need arises to dress up a bit and for this I adopt a more casual glam approach of dressing.  For me this means pairing one or two more dressy (glam) pieces (in this case the lace-up cage sandals and the metallic skirt) with one or two more casual pieces (the plain white T and the straw tote).  Another of my favorite casual glam looks is skinny jeans with a girly blouse and fun heels as I wore in this post and this post.

What I'm Wearing ~
Plain White TOld Navy (I usually size up in my tee's because I don't like them to be too tight.)
Metallic Skirt: Forever 21 via Plato's Closet (and it was NWT!)  Great options here and here.
White Cage SandalsNine West (One of my favorite purchases this summer! Oh, and they are on SALE!!)
Straw Tote: Tory Burch (Love this leather version)
Statement Necklace: Loft c/o Monday Mingle (This one from Stella and Dot is amazing and on sale!)

I have carried this Tory Burch tote ALL SUMMER LONG, EVERY SINGLE DAY!  It's crazy how perfect it's been!  I'm really considering getting this leather version for fall (which will be here before we know it!).

A statement necklace is another way to dress up a casual outfit.  It pulls the whole look together.

And in other news...I got my hair cut again!  And I went even shorter this time!  I guess once you cut it off for the first time it gets easier after that but I do think this is as short as I am going to go.  My stylist, Sarah, has a great time playing with all of the choppy layers she gave me.  She used two different sized curling irons (one large and one small), root lifter spray and hair wax to get this look.  All of the other pictures in this post are my attempt to style it myself for the first time!  It's going to take some practice!


Don't forget ~ THIS Thursday, August 7th is the Girls Day Out at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta with Cindy Simmons of Star 94, makeup artist Jennifer Duvall of JennySue Makeup and me!  Get all the details here!!  Hope to see you there!

Linking up with Trend Spin Linkup, Style Sessions, Random Wednesday and The Pleated Poppy.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cheeky Peach

If you read my blog, follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or just talk to me (ha!) you know how much I LOVE my little town, Athens, Georgia.  You also know how much I LOVE all the fabulous shops and restaurants my little town has to offer!  One of my favorite Athens shops, Cheeky Peach, moved to a new location on Clayton (in Athens, Clayton is the place to be!) and I was invited to attend their private VIP sneak peek the night before they officially opened the doors of their fabulous new space!!  A few days before their move they had a "we're moving so everything in the store is $5" clearance sale at their old location and of course my daughter and I had to hurry down there and take advantage of the amazing opportunity!  I scored $316 worth of stuff ~ dresses, pants, tops and a romper ~ for only $37 and my daughter did about the same!  The dress I wore to the VIP Sneak Peek was one I bought at their moving sale!

Katie, the owner of Cheeky Peach, did an amazing job with every detail of the new space.  From the fabulous pink roll up garage door and the amazing light up Cheeky Peach sign (I'm obsessed) to the exposed brick walls and the on trend and carefully curated fashions hanging on the racks, Cheeky Peach is one awesome shopping experience!!

In front of the pink roll-up garage door outside Cheeky Peach!

What I'm Wearing ~
Boho Maxi Dress: Cheeky Peach (similar here)
Nude Lace Up Sandals: Deb (Love these)
Tote: Tory Buch (I'm craving this one for fall!)
Sunnies: Pucci

The Cheeky Peach outdoor sign on beautiful Clayton Street.

Me and Katie, Cheeky Peach's fabulous owner (And we are both in outfits from the shop)

Can we just talk about how AMAZING this sign is!?!?!?

I'm not sure what happened to the bottom of my dress on the way to the event! I must have been sitting on it! #whereisasteamerwhenyouneedit

My daughter and I thought this sign was too funny!

The back of the shop and the dressing rooms

Fabulous turnout at the VIP Sneak Peek party!!

I love exposed brick, don't you?!

I can't get enough of this sign!

If you live in Athens or if you can get to Athens you MUST shop at Cheeky Peach located at 160 West Clayton Street!  If you can't they have a great website, and you can follow them on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Pinterest!  Look for a collab with me and Cheeky Peach soon!!


Don't forget ~ This Thursday, August 7th is my Girls Day Out with Star 94, Cindy Simmons and Jennifer Duvall at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta!  Get all the details here!!

Linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites, Mamanista Fridays, Casual Friday, Monday Mingle, Mix It Monday's and Let It Shine

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Staples

Each season there are certain items in my closet that I reach for time and time again.  This spring/summer my deconstructed boyfriend shorts, oversized, lightweight summer sweaters and comfy wedges have been on constant rotation.  Oh, and my Tory Burch straw tote that I have carried to death and my Stella and Dot Gitane Tassel Necklace that I have barely taken off since I bought it.  For some reason this outfit combo makes me feel like Cameron Diaz, only I'm a lot shorter...and older...and not blond...but a girl can dream, right?!

What I'm Wearing ~
Deconstructed Boyfriend Shorts: American Eagle via Platos Closet (I also have this pair from Gap and love them!)
Summer SweaterGap (It's such a great sweater, I have it in four colors.  It will be the perfect summer to fall transition piece too!)
Wedge Cage Sandals: Steve Madden via T.J.Maxx (Similar here and here)
Tote: Tory Burch (I'd love this leather version for fall.)
Tassel NecklaceStella and Dot (It can be worn several different ways, goes with just about everything and comes in silver as well!)
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson via T.J.Maxx
Belt: Gap Factory (Similar)

What are your summer staples?

Mz Savvy Style

If you are in the Atlanta area please join me next Thursday (August 7th) from 11:00am - 1:00pm at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for a Girls Day Out!!  Get all the details here!

Linking up with Random Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy, Summer Style and Working Girl With Style