Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Rails

top (Lucy Paris, snagged THIS ONE, too), skirt (Zara from last year, love this White Skirt), heels (Kate Spade, craving THESE METALLICS), bag (Kate Spade), cuff (SIMILAR ON SALE), rings (Anna Beck, Lagos), bracelets (Kate Spade), shades (Gucci c/o), necklaces (target x 2)

Let me quickly start off with a disclaimer regarding the side slit on this skirt---last time I wore this was last year in NYC with my best friend, Jenn, and split the hell outta of it while I more or less jumped on her back a la piggyback--anything but graceful.  I have yet to take it to seamstress to have it sewn up an inch or so--my apologies for the ridiculously, albeit temporary, high slit.  But onto the rest of the rig, yes?   
While I was perusing the sale at Bloomingdale's, I came across this BRAND and was relatively impressed considering the price point.  The print was entirely too fun to pass up and since I've been on a black and white kick this summer, this cropped number was pretty perfect for me (scored this one, too).  In keeping with the b & w theme, make sure to check out some other fun (and affordable) pieces from Lucy Paris below.  
A sincere thank you to Stacey Gudeman for snapping these shots on the fly--she's such a gem and so very great to work with!  Alright gang, hope you all have a great start to your Thursday!  Make it a great one!

photos courtesy of Stacey Gudeman

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Get Spotted

dress (Choies ON SALE), bag (GiGi New York c/o), heels (Isola c/o), hat (Gap, similar), watch (Michael Kors), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), bracelets (Coordinates, Omar + Elsie, Kate Spade), necklace (Maya Brenner)

While we're still in the thick of summer (thank goodness), I can't help but sorta kinda start thinking about pieces for fall.  I know, I hate when I do this, putting the seasonal cart before the horse, but I think since school just started back up, I know it's just a matter of time before the temps start to dip.  So with that being said, while This MAXI speaks more towards the summer months, I definitely plan on throwing a Cable Knit Sweater over it with some Red Sneaks for the fall.  What needs no help transitioning into next season?  This Gigi New York Lauren Bag.  Navy (and leopard) are the best neutrals in my opinion and the crossbody style is so up my alley--no doubts I will be sporting this sucker a ton in the upcoming months--just love it!  To celebrate the launch of the Lauren, s + s readers can receive FREE SHIPPING on any Gigi Purchase of $100 or more with code SSFREESHIP (valid until 8/22). I own many a Gigi (see HERE and HERE), but I've gotta say, I think the Lauren takes the prize.  
Alright gang, cheers to a lovely weekend---we've got zilch on deck and I am thrilled!  No plans sound just fine to me--make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Off the Grid

dress (Friends & Associates, Voce on Clay, Lexington, see other checks below), satchel (Cambridge Satchel, how cute is this GOLD one), sneaks (Converse), cuff (Similar), watch (Michael Kors), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), shades (Banana Republic, c/o, see similar HERE)

Snagged this adorable jumper after getting my haircut at Voce.  Yep, you read that right, a salon and a boutique wrapped in one..otherwise known as a damn danger zone---but in the best kinda way.  And you all know my first go to is pairing a frock with Sneaks because it makes it more comfy and kinda de-girlies (is that a word?) it.  Good news for us plaid/check lovers--it's here to stay for the fall--in a major way.  This Plaid Midi and This Checked Number are just two of the several pieces I've been eyeing lately.  Make sure to check out more plaid, gingham, and the like below--ALL UNDER $100 and ready to transition to Fall.  Alright gang, make it a good one and enjoy your evening!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Dress Up

dress (Mara Hoffman, c/o Morton James, SPLURGE option available online HERE--SAVE option available HERE), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), bracelets (J.Crew, cuff Similar)

Aside from them being darling, lovely, sweet as pie....the gals at Morton James really spoiled me when they let me take this Mara Hoffman Beauty for a test drive.  And oh my...she surely did not disappoint.  The details on this maxi are show stopping on their own but then you add the primary colors, the lavender, the back, the flow...Good Lord, it was all I could do to return this to its rightful owner (Halie, I may hold you to Brazil my dear).  
This lovely too much of a splurge?  Don't fret, I've been on quite a maxi kick this summer (see HERE & HERE) and just snagged THIS EMBROIDERED MAXI at a dang steal as well as this SPLATTER PAINT MAXI.  But regardless the price tag, do remember we can carry many maxis into the fall---pair em' with some SNEAKS or BOOTIES along with a DENIM JACKET and we've got ourselves a perfect fall rig.  
Alright gang, have a great start to your week...make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Printed Pinstripes

shirt (Target Men's), jeans (7FAM, Morton James, available online HERE), sneaks (Converse, these EYELETS would look cute, too), bag (Michael Kors), watch (Michael Kors), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), cuff (Similar), pink/yellow friendship bracelets (made by my sweet gal, Chaser), necklaces (Pink Pineapple Shop c/o, Love THESE), shades (Gucci)

If y'all have been following along for a bit, you know this is more or less my uniform.  A Button DownJeans, and Converse--she's no fail.   Hopefully the stripe & floral print mix spruced it up a bit for you and avoided inducing boredom.  And while the Chucks tomboy it up, the cluster of Pearls does a good job balancing out the 'boy.  Speaking of boy, remember I chatted about loving a Men's Button Down?  Well this Striped Oxford  is no exception (and for the price, come on now).   Moral of today's story, she's a good kick-it-kinda-rig for a Friday (or any day really).  
Cheers to a fantastic weekend---gonna soak up the last few days of my mom's visit.  Hate sending her back to the Sunshine State--we just love having her around!  Make it a good one, gang!

Photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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