Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Style and An Exciting Announcement

Hey Friends!!  I sure have missed you all and this little blog of mine.  The past few weeks have been so crazy with great stuff like birthdays, family events and A NEW JOB (I'm SO excited) and not so great stuff like migraines and being too exhausted from the old job to think straight but I'm happy to be back in time to share some easy outfit ideas that are perfect for Thanksgiving or for fall/winter in general.

If you know me you know how much I LOVE (faux) leather leggings.  I have several pair that are on constant repeat!!  (I mean constant!)  If you don't own at least one pair you need to get some now!  Gone of the days of leather being "biker chick" ~ it's now just chic!!  This look is an easy two pieces plus a few fun accessories to add some personality.  
Leggings: Nordstrom (They are under $50!)
Oversized Sweater: Tory Burch (I'm obsessed)
Tassel Necklace: Shopbop (I love all the tassels!)
Leopard Booties: Metcalf (You need some leopard booties)
Buffalo Plaid Crossbody Bag: Vera Bradley (Vera's my current favorite place for great bags)
Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot (I wear mine all the time)

 Green is my favorite color (well, tiffany blue too) and this green sweater is the perfect addition to any fall/winter wardrobe!  I'm going to be wearing this green boyfriend cardigan for our family Thanksgiving (with a tank underneath, of course!)
Sweater: Target (So cozy!)
Dark Wash Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom (Everyone needs dark wash skinny jeans)
Blanket Scarf: Etsy (similar)
Suede Booties with Fringe: Nordstrom
Bracelet Trio: Stella & Dot (On sale until Sunday!)

A sweater dress and boots is such an easy, chic combo for just about any fall/winter occasion.  Toss on a scarf or a fab necklace, grab a cute bag and you are good to go!
Sweater Dress: Nordstrom (I usually size up one size in sweater dresses so they fit loose and not snug)
Suede Boots: Romwe (Under $50!)
Reversible Tote: Target
Leopard Scarf: Splurge / Save 

Ponchos are THE hot trend right now!  There are so many great, affordable options out there.  I was in poncho heaven at Target the other day (I may or may not have brought home two).  Ponchos are great as outerwear but they can also replace a cardigan or jacket.
Poncho with Faux Fur Collar: Target
Girlfriend Jeans: Gap
Orange Sweater: The Outnet
Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot (On sale until Sunday!)
Mustard Crossbody Bag: Centuary21
Taupe Booties: Nordstrom

So if you haven't decided on what to wear for your Thanksgiving Day celebration I hope I was able to give you some inspiration!

Now about my new job...
Two weeks ago I was contacted by the corporate office of one of my favorite boutiques to see if I'd be interested in working for them as their corporate stylist (dream come true).  After two interviews in a weeks' time I was offered the position and of course, I eagerly accepted!  Beginning the first week of December I will start my new career as Entourage Clothing and Gifts Corporate/Lead Stylist! Entourage currently has seven boutiques around the southeast (with plans for more) and a fabulous website (which, along with their social media, is one of the many things I'll be styling for!)  I'd love for you to follow along on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest!  And of course, I'll keep you posted of in-store styling events as they happen and look-books as they launch!!

I hope you all have a fabulous, fun family and food filled Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Projections With Agora Vintage

If you've read my blog for long, or if you follow me on Instagram, then you know how much I love my town, Athens, Georgia and all it has to offer (especially the boutiques), so when I was asked to be a part of the upcoming My Athens Projections Fashion Show I jumped at the chance!  Projections is a fashion show that features eight local boutiques paired with eight local stylists (of which I am one) who create looks inspired by iconic style films.  I am so excited to be working with Agora Vintage, styling some fabulous outfits based on the 1960's movie What a Way to Go!  I stopped by Agora a few weeks ago to put together a few street style outfits to give you a little glimpse of what Agora has to offer.  I love pairing high-end vintage with current pieces and that's exactly what I did for today's look.  Chanel and YSL paired with Joe's Flared Jeans, a look you could wear out to dinner or to the office.  Haley (who is Agora's fabulous shopgirl) is wearing head to toe vintage which is styled in a way that looks current and oh, so chic!

All vintage pieces are available at Agora Vintage and my jeans are available here.  Projections is this coming Sunday, November 8th.  It's going to be a lot of fashionable fun and I'd love for you to join me!  Get your tickets HERE!   And read more about me, Agora and Projections HERE.


Photos by Courtney of whiskey tango studios in beautiful downtown Athens

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ladies Who Luxe

Two weeks ago I attended the Spanx Ladies Who Luxe dinner which was held again this year at one of my favorite Atlanta restaurants, St. Cecilia.  Wonderful food, great conversation, awesome company and fabulous fashion made for a perfect night.  As we wined and dined, we Blog Society ladies got to preview the fabulous new line from Spanx.  My favorites?  I loved it all but the moto leggings and girl shorts are at the top of my list.

I planned what I was going to wear to the event the previous night because I was going to be at the day job all day and would be rushing out the door to make it to Atlanta in time.  It ended up being really warm the night of the dinner and I had to change my preplanned outfit choice at the last minute.  I literally through this outfit together.  An easy, quick combo for times like this?  Favorite bottoms and booties, a simple tunic tee and completer piece ~ and of course ~ fabulous accessories!!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Ponte and Faux Leather Leggings: Diana Warner | These Spanx moto leggings have been on constant repeat since I brought them home from the dinner!
Sleeveless Cardigan Vest: TJMaxx | Similar HERE
White Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Tee: Nordstrom
Burgundy Suede Booties: Kenneth Cole Reaction
Necklace: Stella & Dot (It can be worn several ways!)
Ear Jackets: Stella & Dot (These are amazing!! They are going to be my holiday go-to's!)
Quilted Leather Clutch: Vera Bradley c/o

I'll be styling some of my Spanx goodies on the blog soon (those items that you can see... ;-), so stay tuned!


Photos by Molly Moon Burton

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Style

I'm a big fan of dressing for the holiday's ~ Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Fourth of July, Valentines, Thanksgiving... you name the holiday and I've got an outfit idea!  This weekend is Halloween (How crazy is it that October is almost over!?!) and I thought I'd put together a few looks that are holiday appropriate without being too "costumey".  There is a difference between dressing with a nod to a holiday and looking crazy.  Don't do crazy but have fun!

Aztec Sweater | Orange Swing Dress | Over the Knee Boots | Black Quilted Bag | Wrap Bracelet | Ear Jackets | Layered Necklace

"Boo" Sweatshirt | Distressed Boyfriend Jeans | Black Trainers | Orange Crossbody Bag | Halloween Earrings

Tassel Necklace | Leopard Cuff | Distressed Black Skinny Jeans | Orange Sweater (similar to the one pictured) | Suede Fringe Bag | Leopard Booties

What are your Halloween weekend plans?


Friday, October 23, 2015


Lightweight sweaters are perfect for fall in Georgia.  You can layer a vest or jacket over them in the morning when it's cooler and wear them alone when the temps rise in the afternoon.  These pics were taken in early fall when I hadn't made the shoe/bag switch.  If I styled this outfit now, I'd swap out the peep-toe sandals for these cute suede booties and the metallic straw tote for this studded tote with leopard lining.

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Lightweight Blush Sweater: Target {Similar Here}
Distressed Skinny Jeans: BlankNYC
Peep-toe Sandals: Similar {I LOVE these booties for fall/winter!}
Metallic Straw Tote: Stella & Dot {A gray suede tote is so chic}
Long Layered Necklace: Stella & Dot 
Short Necklace: Stella & Dot

Next week I'll be sharing my outfit from the SPANX "Ladies Who Luxe" Dinner and a fun collaboration with Agora Vintage!


Photos by Diana in beautiful downtown Athens

Friday, October 16, 2015

Styled Three Ways ~ Vera Bradley "Meredith" Crossbody Bag

My blogger bests, Jennifer Duvall of JennySue Makeup and Molly Moon Burton of Hey There Sunshine, and I decided to start a blog series called "Styled Three Ways" where each of us style the same item our own way and share all three looks with our readers.  It should be a lot of fun because we are each in a different age group (yes, I'm oldest!) and we each have our own unique style, plus it gives us a reason to meet for dinner a few times a month!  First up in our series is a cute tango red crossbody bag from our favorite bag brand Vera Bradley.  I love a good crossbody bag ~ especially when it's made of the softest leather around, has plenty of room for all of my necessities and is the perfect Georgia red!!

For today's look I went with a gray, white and black plaid flannel shirt dress, a black faux leather vest and black leather (barely) over the knee boots to make my bright red bag (and lip) really stand out.  A shirt dress is always flattering and versatile.  The tie waist lets you control the cinch and the shirttail hem gives it a casual vibe.  It's great for the office or for game-day.  The one I'm wearing is a recent TJMaxx purchase but I found a identical one for you here.  I wanted to add something to my outfit to give it a little edge and this black faux leather vest did just that.  Over the knee boots are a big trend again this season.  Make sure when you pair yours with a skirt or dress to show a little leg between the hem and the boots to balance out your look.  My necklacesbracelets and earrings are all Stella & Dot.

Now head over to Jennifer's Blog and Molly's Blog to see how my beautiful blogger besties styled their Vera Bradley Meredith Crossbody Bags!  And check out this recent post from my blog featuring another of my favorite Vera Bradley bags!



Photos by Molly Moon Burton

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

When In Doubt a LBJ Is Always Right

Two closet staples every women should own are a LBD (little black dress) and a LBJ (little black jumpsuit).  I've been reaching for my LBJ a lot more than my LBD as of late.  It seems like it's perfect for just about every occasion.  Recently I attended a TIBI fashion show hosted by one of Athens' premier boutiques, Heery's Clothes Closet, and was a bit stumped about what to wear (sadly, I don't (yet) own anything by TIBI) so I reached for my favorite LBJ, leopard pumps (also a closet staple), my latest necklace obsession and of course, a red lip!

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Black Jumpsuit: Shoe Dazzle (sold out) | This one and this one are both on my fall/winter "to get" list (because I need more LBJ's)!
Leopard Pumps: Nine West
Neck Party: The Freya Fringe Necklace layered with the Mixed Metal Sutton Necklace both from Stella & Dot
Red Lip: L'Oreal
Nails: Big Apple Red by OPI

Are you a LBD or a LBJ girl, or both?
More pics from the TIBI at Heery's Event HEREHERE, and HERE.


Photos by one of my blogger besties, Molly Moon Burton

This week I'm linking up with some of my favorite blogs and bloggers.  Links in sidebar.