Monday, April 14, 2014

A Connection







dress (French Connection c/o Morton James Lexington, KY),  shoes (J.Crew ON SALE other metallics HERE), necklaces(s) (two doubled up, Adele, Lexington KY, c/o), cuff (Morton James), rings (LagosAnna Beck), clutch (JJ Winters old), shades (Ray Ban)

Got a little love affair going on with French Connection.  Wanna know why?  Pretty simple actually, aside from the fact that their dresses are super modern and sleek with details I absolutely love, I really gravitate towards them because they SUCK YOUR SH*T IN.  And by SH*T I mean that backside and any other side you want sucked in for that matter.  This is probably one of,  hells I don't know,  8 FCUK's I own, and I continue to keep going back to Morton James for more.  God love Halie & Julia for keeping MJ stock piled with FCUK galore--fantastic selection as always, girls!  Ps:  super stoked Morton James is s + s' newest sponsor--welcome gals--y'all already know my love for them as illustrated HERE.  
This Dress was a top contender for a wedding weekend extravaganza I had a few weeks back but decided the slit may scare off the old folks and opted for a more neutral Ronny Kobo Frock paired with mint jewels from Adele...which brings me to my last and final tidbit, when in doubt and need to amp up a look--do yourself a favor and peruse Adele's accessory selection.  This is no fluff, I literally go to them for any and every event I have when in need of some gems--their gems are my jam.  
Alright gang, cheers to a wonderful week, KT and I FINALLY have our schedules in sync and will be back to our regular shooting schedules--therefore, no more posting hiatus!  Thanks for stopping by!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Hair Raising











We're gonna talk hair today,gang.  But before we dive into that--may I apologize for the radio silence.  If you follow s + s on INSTAGRAM, then you know I took a little bday getaway to Ojai, California this weekend..which can I just say, is absolutely breathtaking, charming, quaint, lovely, perfect, and somewhere I will definitely be visiting again.  Now if you don't follow along IG, then you prob think I'm a slack as*, lazy bones blogger and I can't say I blame you---meant to give y'all a heads up on my mini departure but alas, got caught up in the kiddies, job, packing, etc...promise to have outfit posts coming back 'atcha this week right after I wrap up a work meeting in Columbus.  

Ok, onto the 'do.  I got my hair done last week at my usual joint, Voce on Clay, with my go-to gal, Shawnee.  The night before, I started sifting through some previous posts trying to figure out which cut suits me best....kinda couldn't decide as they are all quite similar and yet they've each got a bit of a different vibe.  Ultimately I chose one of the above pics for inspo (can ya guess which one), and I have to say, Shawnee knocked it outta the park, per usual.  And while the cut is obviously an integral part of your hairstyle, the product you use is quite important, too.  I get asked three questions pretty frequently regarding the 'do so figured I'd do a quick roundup of my hair routine:

"How do you style your hair?"
Blow dry using my fingers to rake it forward.  Top 'er off with a flat iron.
"What is the texture of your hair?"
Pretty thick thanks to my mom...gets wavier as I get older.
"What product do you use?"
Aveeno shampoo , Marco Pelusi Anti Freeze Leave In Conditioner, Marco Pelusi Color Smoothing Gloss, Drugstore Pomade to give it the piecy look

I have used Marco's Leave In Conditioner and Color Smoothing Gloss (applying a dime size while hair is still wet prior to drying) since having short hair and I swear by it.  Since I both blow dry and straighten my hair almost daily, it can get a smidge dried out and these two suckers keep the locks smooth and flyaway free.  I had the pleasure of meeting  Marco on my last trip to LA and I have to say--he is equally sweet as he is talented.  
Alright gang, cheers to a great week and cheers to the UK Wildcats for an amazing ride--you boys done good this season--us Lexingtonians are awfully proud of you!




photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem



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Monday, March 31, 2014

Navy Loves Navy





 shorts (J.Crew 30% OFF with ShopSpring), blouse (J.Crew), sweater (Lilla P c/o), necklace (AJ's Casuals Lexington, KY), heels (J.Crew see SIMILAR), bag (Michael Kors), belt (Old Navy love THIS), watch (Cartier), bracelet (Coordinates Omar + Elsie)

I just love Navy.  I love Navy HEREHERE, and especially HERE.  She has long been one of my favorite neutrals.  Best thing about her, you can sport head to toe, with prints, with pastels (think lilac or mint), with primary colors (think Kelly Green or Red), and with fellow neutrals black or gray.  So next time you're tempted to toss on your typical black or gray--think about sporting my fave, Navy.
Cheers to a fabulous week---it's a springtime miracle--gonna be in the 70s tomorrow--hot damn!  Surely it's because this Fool's Bday is Manana--Happiest of Bdays to my fellow Fool, Kelly King--had a blast with your sweet self on Friday!  

photos courtesy of Tiffany Mitchell

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Palms & Pulitzer






dress (Lilly Pulitzer The Peppermint Palm c/o, non Lexingtonians available HERE), belt (Thread, Columbus OH), shoes (BCBG), clutch (JJ Winters), cuff (Morton James, Lexington KY), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), bracelets (Sylvia Benson c/oOmar + Elsie), shades (Ray Ban)

I love this Dress.  It's carefree.  It screams spring.  It is quintessentially beachy.  Lilly Pulitzer never disappoints.  Lexingtonians make sure to get your Lilly fix at Peppermint Palm.  
And it goes without saying...Let's. Go. CATS.  #BBN 
Make it a good one, gang!

photos courtesy of Lindsey Potter


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lounging






tunic (J.Crew see similar HERE, HEREHERE), jeans (7FAM, Similar), belt (C.Wonder), bracelets (Matilda's c/o), hat (HM), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), shades (Ray Ban)

While not necessarily tunic weather in the Bluegrass, thankfully I was able to sport one of my fave spring frocks in FLA.  Many may restrict the tunic to a beach coverup, but I tend to wear my tunic threads in a more sporty fashion (see HERE  & HERE).  Just a friendly reminder not to limit your pieces to their intended purpose!
Also, a very belated congrats to Leslie Marcum--you won the Made in the Deep South Cuff Giveaway!  Sincerest thanks to all who participated...we'll have another giveaway coming up in the near future for sure!  Make it a good one, gang!

photos courtesy of Lindsey Potter
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