Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Media and Layers

When I spotted this mixed media (the combination of different fabrics/materials in one garment) skirt I knew I needed to add it to my fall/winter wardrobe!  It sealed the deal for me when I found out it was on super clearance!!  It's an easy piece to dress up or down, wear with heels or boots and other solid pieces or prints.   This is just the first of what I know will be many appearances of this fun little skirt on the blog!

What I'm Wearing ~
Mixed Media Skirt: Lush (sold out) / Loving this vegan leather skirt!  It would be perfect on any shape.
Sweater: New York and Company (old) / Similar here
Denim Boyfriend Shirt: Gap / A classic staple that everyone needs in their wardrobe!
Over The Knee Boots: Carlos Santana (old via T.J.Maxx) / Splurge (my dream boots!!) and Save
Bag: Vintage Coach via Agora Vintage (the best vintage shop around!) / This messenger bag is perfection!
Mixed Metal Necklace: Stella & Dot
Rose Gold Earrings: Stella & Dot
Arm Party: Rose GoldGold and Silver

Are you enjoying the change in seasons and fall layering?  I know I sure am!!  Have you entered my fab'rik boutique Suwanee/Mall of Georgia - SPANX denim giveaway yet?  There are a few days left to enter!!  Get the details HERE!!


Photos by the super talented photographer, Diana Zylow

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kimono Casual

If you ask me what I think the perfect casual season transition outfit is I'd say a kimono, distressed boyfriend jeans, silk tank and suede booties.  The jeans and booties keep it comfy, casual.  The silk tank dresses the look up a bit and the kimono is the perfect completer piece.  And what about the fringe?!?!  Obsessed!

What I'm Wearing ~
Kimono: Umgee USA via Encore / Similar here
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans: Genetic c/o Encore / Similar
Suede Booties: Sam Edelman via Encore
Silk Tank: Gypsy 05 via Encore
Necklaces: Boho Gal via Encore / Obsessed with this one
Bangles: Boho Gal / I just added this one to my jewelry wardrobe
Clutch: Encore / Similar

Fringe and twirling go together... it had to be done!

Encore, my favorite Athens boutique!!


Photos by Diana Zylow

Linking up with Monday Mingle, Let It Shine, Trend Spin Linkup, Style Sessions, Mix it Mondays, Random Wednesday and The Pleated Poppy

Friday, October 10, 2014

Indian Summer and Stripes

So fall was here and then it left.  It was 85 degrees today.  Ugh.  I want fall to come back but at least I have some of my summer/transition wardrobe favorites to get me thru this (what I hope is short lived) Indian Summer!!

What I'm Wearing ~
Striped Slub Knit Tank: Old Navy (on a CRAZY sale! It's almost free!)
Woven Joggers: Forever 21
Floral Sandals: Steve Madden (on sale)
Bucket Bag: Isaac Mizrahi (sold out) / Similar
Pink Necklace: T.J.Maxx (old) / LOVE this one from Stella & Dot's new holiday line!!
Leather Bracelet: Tory Burch


Pics by my awesome photographer, Diana Zylow

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

From the Archives ~ Transition

Fall happened here in Georgia over the weekend.  Like real fall.  Very cool (even cold on Saturday) temps and the leaves on the trees started to change.  I lived in boots, jeans and flannel!  It's heaven for me.  I love layering, boots, scarves, sweaters, jeans, jackets...and the fall colors make me so happy!  Today I realized that I had a few "saved up" outfits in the blog archives from summer to fall transition that I hadn't posted yet and I decided to go ahead and post them before my full-on fall outfit posts start!

Kimonos are a great way to layer during the transition months with out being too hot!

What I'm Wearing ~
"Maxi" Kimono: Forever 21 (sold out) / Love the fall-like colors in this one!
Orange Tank: Versona / Similar
Denim Shorts: Gap / Similar
Wedges: Chinese Laundry / These are on a great sale!
Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot (I wear it with everything - from cocktail attire to denim!)
Earrings: Stella & Dot (these are "transformer" jewelry ~ they go from chandeliers to studs!)
Leather Cuff: Tory Burch (LOVING this one and this one! 100% of the proceeds goes to breast cancer research!
Bag: Vintage Gucci via Agora Vintage / Similar

A close up of the Pop Geo Chandeliers in "stud" form

How perfect is this necklace?  You can wear it several ways too!

How's the weather where you are?  Has fall decided to make it's appearance or are you still in transition?


Photos by the awesome Diana Zylow

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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

fab'rik Denim Dinner, SPANX Denim and a Giveaway!

First I want to say "thanks" for hanging in there while I try to figure out how to juggle things now that I've had to go back to work full time!  I'm not ignoring the my readers and my blog are on my mind all the time... but I'm trying to fit in a full time job, the launch of a Stella & Dot business, home, family, styling and blogging so my three-to-four-times-a-week posts have become challenging to get done!  Hopefully it will all get worked out soon and I promise to post as much as I can in the meantime!  Now on to today's post...

One of the best things about being a blogger is getting invited to fun events and reviewing great products and when those two things are combined it's a win win!  Last week I was invited to attend a "Denim Dinner" at fab'rik Suwanee, hosted by both fab'rik Suwanee and fab'rik Mall of Georgia which are owned by friends Kim and Tiffany.  The idea of the Denim Dinner was to get a select group of fashion bloggers together to talk fashion, eat good food, and try out the new denim line by SPANX.  You read that right, our favorite shapewear line now makes denim!!  Right now the line comes in dark wash, black and faux leather.  I've been in the market for a good dark wash pair of jeans so that is what I chose to try on first and immediately loved!!  The jeans are more like jeggings (jean leggings) with the fit and feel of high quality denim combined with SPANX.  They have strategically placed back pockets with faux front pockets and fly and a medium/high rise.  Stay on the lookout for them to make an appearance on the blog in the coming days (as soon as I have a chance to shoot some pics in them!) I've worn them, oh, about 4 times since the dinner!  They are super comfy and extremely stylish.

And now for some good news for you... fab'rik wants to give one of my followers a pair of SPANX denim too!!  And more good news... fab'rik also wants to give all of you a 20% discount on your purchase at their Mall of Georgia and Suwanee locations for the month of October!  What do you have to do?  To win the SPANX denim you must follow me on Instagram (@mzsavvystyle) along with fab'rik Mall of Georgia (@fabrikmallofga) and fab'rik Suwanee (@fabriksuwanee).  Then you must repost the giveaway pic I've posted on Instagram, tag two friends, tag @fab'riksuwanee and @fabrikmallofga and use the hashtags #giveaway #fabrikdenimdinner and #mzsavvystylelovesSPANX.  The winner will be announced October 31st on my Instagram!!  And don't worry if you don't live in Georgia, you can still enter to win and fab'rik will send the jeans to you!  To get the 20% discount all you have to do is mention me (Elizabeth ~ Mz Savvy Style) and my blog at either location between now and October 31st!!  Free jeans and a 20% discount?  It's a win win for you too!

Talking fashion and eating yummy food with some of my favorite fellow bloggers and the owners of fab'rik Suwanee and Mall of Georgia


fab'rik Suwanee and Mall of Georgia owners, Tiffany and Kim, and managers, Natalie and Rachael

Decisions, decisions... I went with the taupe! ;-)

My pick ~ dark wash SPANX jegging jeans

I love the fabulous outfit on my new friend.  She's wearing the SPANX in faux leather.

First let me say that when this was taken I had been up since 4:15am and it was about 9:00pm at this point, hence the bags under my eyes, faded makeup and bad bangs!  Now for What I'm Wearing ~
Tweed cropped jacket: Entourage Athens (old) / (Similar)
Faux leather leggings: Target (old) / (Identical)
Snake skin pointy toe pumps: Ellen Tracy (old) / These are gorgeous!
Layered top: Private Gallery (old) / This one is so fun for fall!
Necklace: Zoe Lariat by Stella & Dot
Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out) LOVE (and own) this one!

Some of my favorite blogger babes ~ Kate Style PetiteSimply SabrinaMae AmorButterfly ParkwayPinkk LipstickThe Mich Mix and Bless Her Heart Y'all

Thanks for reading and don't forget to enter the Instagram SPANX denim giveaway!! Your bootie will thank you! ;-)


Linking up with the Pleated Poppy, Working Girl With Style, Style Sessions, Trend Spin Link Up and Mix & Match Fashion

All photographs are by my amazing photographer Diana Zylow.  If you are in the Athens/Atlanta and are looking for a great photographer, Diana is your girl!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Little Stella & Dot Special!!

To celebrate the end of an awesome first month as a Stella & Dot stylist I am having a special!!! I am giving away a pair of earrings ~ either Nancy studs, Eden studs or Cleopatra studs, your choice, with every order placed between now and September 30th (Tuesday)! Do you have any upcoming birthday, shower or teacher's gifts to buy? Do you want to get a head start on your Christmas and holiday shopping? Or have you just had your eye on a few Stella & Dot pieces and haven't ordered yet? Now's your chance because not only can you purchase amazing jewelry and accessories from the comfort of your home but they will be delivered directly to you, packaged in the prettiest gift-ready packaging, and YOU will receive a FREE pair of earrings!!! Here's the link -----> Stella & Dot by Elizabeth Herrin

Create your own story in a necklace by choosing charms and engravables that have meaning to you or your someone special!

Stella & Dot has something for every girl in your life and on your list!  I love our adorable Girls Collection!

Join me in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness & Research! 100% of all net proceeds of Stella & Dot's Strength and Inspire bracelets will benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation!

Did you know that over half of the Stella & Dot line is UNDER $50?!?

Happy Shopping and Happy First Month to me!!


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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's All About The Bag (and the accessories)

Accessories make all the difference when styling an outfit.  From your earrings to your shoes and everything in between, accessories can make or brake your look.  Carrying a great bag will really pull your look together and when it's a bag like this one from Gregory Sylvia not only will you be stylish but you will be organized!  This fabulous leather bag has three compartments (one with a zipper), and two additional smaller interior pockets.  It boasts a shoulder strap as well as a detachable cross-body strap for easy carrying wherever your day takes you.  My bag is a gorgeous navy blue leather, perfect for fall and winter, with Gregory Sylvia's logo elegantly stitched on both the back and the front of the bag.  And speaking of accessories... Have you checked out my Stella & Dot website yet?  We have the most amazing accessories for fall!  A few new accessories are an easy way to update your look with out spending a lot of money.  Some of my fall favorites are the Aria Pendant Necklace and the Pop Geo Pendant, both of which can be worn multiple ways,  as well as the Pop Geo Chandeliers (that can transform into studs) and the Pave' Chevron Cuff.  Take a peek and tell me what you think!

What I'm Wearing ~
Navy Leather Bag: Gregory Sylvia c/o
Drapey Drawstring Pants: Old Navy
White Top: T.J.Maxx (Identical)
BCBGeneration Lace-up Cage Booties: Crushing on this dreamy pair for fall!
Necklace: American Eagle (old) This one from Stella & Dot is my new favorite.  I love it so much I may have it in all three metals!

Have you started adding to your fall wardrobe yet?  A great bag and a few stunning pieces of jewelry are always first on my new season shopping list!


Photographs by my fabulous photographer, Diana Zylow!

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