Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nautical but Nice

dress (Urban Outfitters), sandals + belt (Jcrew), hat (HM), tote (World's Apart, Lexington), shade (Ray Ban ),  FLA necklace (Maya Brenner), anchor bracelets (Kiel James Patrick)
Ocean, sailboats, sunsets...this, my friends, is Home.  There is nothing better for my soul than surrounding myself with family, friends, and the place I grew up.  I have to give an enormous thanks to the ever so talented, Lindsey Potter. She shares a similar passion for our hometown and all things Nautical + Nice..and the gal can surely snap a photo!

photos compliments of Lindsey Potter

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Zig Zagged

dress (Spool 72), tote (Kate Spade), sandals (Jack Rogers), watch (Michael Kors), shades (Ray Bans)

A little back story on the pic*...Normally my incredibly talented photog pal, Kristin Tatem, would have snapped these shots. However, the moment I got this little frock in the mail this week, I was like a kid on Christmas and just had to shoot an amateur pic...PRONTO!
Now onto the dress.  I stumbled upon Spool 72  via Pinterest.  Boy did I hit the motherload...this site has the most adorable summer pieces for such affordable price points!  Do your closet a favor and definitely peruse the site.  I plan on wearing this number both casually (as pictured) to bbq's and a little more spruced up with wedges, chunky baubles, and possibly a white blazer.  And as for you, Mrs. Spade, is there really any other way to start your day?  I think not!

*special thanks to my gal, Sus!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Easy Breezy

vest (Jcrew), tank (HM), bag (Kooba-similar here), jeans (Old Navy--circa 2003..seriously), heels (Bloomingdales, cute alternative here), belt (Gap similar here),  bracelets (Jcrew hereJcrew gold linked hereAdele aqua leather band here), necklace (Jcrew adoring this, too), watch (Michael Kors), shades (Gucci)
This rig has a relative get up and go vibe...perfect for the close of spring and beginning of summer.  May I recommend a denim's a year round topper!  Toss it over a maxi or a button down blouse or even a little white V neck topped with oodles of baubles...looks for days!
PS:  I would be remiss if I didn't mention the best 30 bones I've ever spent.  These white jeans not only aided in landing my husband the first night we met (he still reminisces every time I wear them), but they have been a reliable and stylish standby for 8 years!  Proof you don't need to break the bank to have a lovely staple in the closet!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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Friday, May 18, 2012


blouse (Rory Beca, Penelope T Boutique, Tampa), pants (Alexander Wang),  heels (Plenty by Tracy Reese), shades (Gucci), clutch (Adele of Lexington, KY), watch (Michael Kors), bracelets (Jcrew here + Jcrew similar here)

Oh I just know this blouse is going to be a top contender in the closet this season.  Modern, comfy, feminine, versatile (I'm envisioning white lace mini or skinnies, blazer or sans blazer, boatloads of jewels or not a one).  It's never-ending loveliness in my book!  
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mellow Yellow

dress (Jcrew), clutch (Monkee's of Lexington), peep toe heels (Charles David old),  bracelets (Jcrew Jenna & Martha), watch (Michael Kors), ring (Lagos), shades (Gucci)
This little number has endless possibilities.  Let's discuss this frock's potential.....
1.  Paired with turquoise (whether it be jewels, clutch, or kicks)
2.  Popped with Purple or Red (see above)
3.  Complemented with Royal Blue or Navy (tons of Gold baubles, too!)
4.  Ballet flat, sandal, or heel friendly
5.  Toss on a Blazer or Jean Jacket (sleeves rolled)
6.  Belt if you so choose
7.  Wear to a baby or bridal shower
8.  BBQ'd with flat sandals
9.  dress to impress on date night
10.  Dad's Day brunch
Bottom line, you can repeat the heck out of this little number...and no one would be the wiser!
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Electric Avenue

sweater, jeans, chambray shirt, belt (Jcrew), watch (Michael Kors), bracelets (Jcrew), chucks (Converse)
oh how I love that this 80s color palette has made a comeback!  Who knew neon would be back and dare I say... inoffensively!  I firmly believe you can rock this look head to toe when anchored with neutral pieces.  When I wore this little number, I couldn't help but be happy and have an extra little pep in my step....what more could you ask for in an article of clothing?
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

baubles + bags

1.  turqoise necklace (Jcrew), stud earrings (Adele, Lexington KY), blouse (Zara old, Similar here), watch (Cartier)
2.  necklace (Hyla DeWitt, Adele, Lexington KY),  3.  Dress & Chambray Blouse, Timex Leopard Watch (Jcrew), Bracelets (Gap), clutch (Monkees of Lexington) 3.  Speedy (LV mon monogram), chucks (Converse)
ac·ces·so·ry [ak-ses-uh-reenoun,plural ac·ces·so·ries, adjective, noun:
1. an article or set of articles of dress, such as jewelry, scarf, or a purse, that adds completeness, uniqueness, attractiveness, etc. to one's basic outfit.........

Speaking of accessories, congratulations goes out to my dear are the lucky gal who won the Marc Jacobs turnkey bangle!!!  A HUGE 'Thank You' to all who participated...I definitely think we may need to do a little giveaway again in the near future!!
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Giveaway Trinket

wristlet (Marc Jacobs)
In honor of s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s' two week launch anniversary, let's celebrate with a little bauble, shall we?  This little beauty can be worn if you're in more of a dainty mood or as a lovely addition to your stacked wrist!  By simply "liking" the actual S + S page on FaceBook* and/or following S + S on Twitter, you will be entered to receive this lovely little bangle--a perfect summer staple!  No worries to those who are already followers, you are already eligible!  I will announce the winner on this weekend's post.  Many thanks!

*this is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

what the Chuck

suit (Banana Republic), chucks (Converse), tee (enza costa), FLA necklace (Maya Brenner), clutch (Monkees of Lexington), shades (Ray Bans), watch (Cartier), blue leather bracelet (Gap), gold bangles (Jcrew similar Here)
Sure, this entire look may be borrowed from the boys.....but that's kinda what I love about it!  Let us not forget about a throwback classic, Chuck Taylors...they can be worn in a multitude of ways (stay tuned) and they're comfy to boot!!!

photos courtesy of  Kristin Tatem Photography 

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Friday, May 4, 2012

orange crush

Dress (Prairie, Monkees of Lexington, gorgeous orange frocks HereHere, or Here), heels (Zara), envelope clutch (JJ Winters or alternatives HereHere, or Here), shades (Chanel), bracelets (Jcrew old, alternatives here)
I am MAJORLY crushing on this hue right now!  It is way more versatile than meets the eye.  Several ways to sport tangerine are COLOR BLOCKED with bright pink, the POP complement to a neutral ensemble (think Navy, Gray, or Camel), or accessorized with EMERALD GREEN JEWELS.  No matter what look you choose, be forewarned, you may just fall in love!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Imelda Marcos

black patent heels (Charles Jourdan similar here), chain link bag (Kate Spade), leather leggings (Members Only sold out--Similar Here),  leopard peep toe heels (Schutz),  distressed jeans (7 for all Mankind), bag (Prada no longer avail),  jeans (Ernest Sewn), studded loafers (Jeffrey Campbell),  blue maxi skirt & leather strap (GAP), leopard watch (TIMEX), snakeskin sandals (Loeffler Randall similar here & free shipping/rtns here), polka dot chucks (Converse), jeans see above, bangles (Jcrew similar)

2700+ shoes. A museum that now houses them. I am nowhere near where you are, Imelda.  But rest assured, I'm working on it!
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem Photography

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