Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Classic Stripes

jacket (Banana Republic, sold out, see alternate stripes HERE, casual stripes HERE, cropped stripes HERE), blouse (Zara), pants (J.Crew), bag (Linea Pelle on SALE c/o), heels (Zara), shades (Gucci), bracelets (J.Crew, Sylvia Benson c/o), rings (Lagos), watch (Cartier), pearls (unknown--possibly mom's)

Can't get much more classic than black & white (kinda cream but same difference).  And while I love a classic look as much as the next gal, I still always feel the need to add one (or two) elements of interest---say maybe a brightly colored Satchel or a striped trench.  I wore this look to Work several weeks ago and it def won't be the last time I sport it!
Sending warm wishes to my fellow Lexingtonians--hear it's a winter wonderland up there!  Cheers to a lovely Thanksgiving with tons of good eats and quality family time!

PS--only two more days for the Loren Hope Giveaway--make sure to get your entry on--good little chandeliers for the holidays!

photos courtesy of The Photography Boutique
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Adele All Day

So I truly am so very excited to share that Adele of Lexington now has an ONLINE SHOP!  I've been a long time fan of both Heather & Meghann (owners) and their insane buying power--the gals know how to curate a really sick collection of jewels (see pics above)  and home decor.  I'm beyond thrilled that non-Lexingtonians can now share in my love and borderline addiction for all things Adele.  The gals of Adele have the knack for adorning their shop with a beautiful high-low mix which allows for something perfect for women of all ages--think Hyla Dewitt, local talent Stacey Gudeman, Honey Rose & K, and--wait for it...Bourbon & Boweties--yep, B&B is now avail at Adele!  And if that hasn't enticed you enough, how great that Adele is offering 
s + s readers 20% off with the code SEERSUCKER.  How about a little Black Tuesday action??  Speaking of, Lexingtonians, Adele will be having a Stocking Sale in store on Friday where you can draw a discount ranging from 10-25% off.  Alright gang, I'm off my soapbox, but def do yourself a favor and check out Adele..I was just in the shop last week and they're constantly adding new goodies!  
PS:  Make sure you also hop on over to yesterday's Giveaway Post--it's a goodin'--make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Jumpsuit & Jewels

 jumpsuit ( Asos see SIMILAR), heels (Zara see SIMILAR), Earrings & Thinner Cuff (Loren Hope c/o The Jeweler's Wife), Thick Cuff (Adele of Lexington), watch (Cartier), Bag (Galian c/o see Similar Hue), lip (Tarte Amused), ring (Anna Beck )

Rest assured I will be wearing this jumper (see SIMILAR) all throughout this holiday season.  Festive, sleek, and classic, all she really needs is a sparkly set of Jewels.  Enter the Jeweler's Wife.  Stocked with some of my fave names--think Kendra ScottLoren Hope, and Michael Kors--the Jeweler's Wife has a gorg selection of baubles and watches.  And how fantastic that they're giving away a pair of these lovely Loren Hope Earrings to one lucky s + s reader?  I'm telling you, these gems are going to get major mileage this season.  Oh and one other fun tidbit, Jeweler's Wife offers $10 off your first purchase of $30 along with FREE SHIPPING!  Make sure you check out the giveaway rules below via Rafflecopter and get your entry on!  Winner will be announced Friday--make it a good one gang...the little ladies and I are headed home to FLA for some much needed family time...cannot wait!  Cheers to a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Photos courtesy of The Photography Boutique
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Weekender

 jacket (Gap, see similar SPLURGE vs STEAL), denim (DL1961 ON SALE FOR 68!!!!), heels (J.Crew), shirt (Loft), scarf (HM c/o), gloves (Target), bag (Michael Kors), bracelets (J.Crew, Sylvia Benson c/o), earrings (Sylvia Benson c/o), watch (Michael Kors)

Minus the Heels, which I love and wear ALL OF THE TIME BTW, this rig is perfect for the day of errands & Christmas shopping I have ahead of me..yes, I said it...but we leave for FLA next week and I need to get my head in the game before we go!  Cozy and layered up, it's perfectly pulled together and comfy--thinking I'll sub the heels for either THESE or a pair of LEOPARD BALLETS.  Quick little side note, not sure if you all remember my little tip from last year regarding my annual Target Glove stock up, but each year I purchase a slew of these pups and snip the tips off of them--at $3 a pop, stock up on those bad boys---come in a range of stripes and colors!  Alright gang, make it a great weekend...nippy here in the Bluegrass!  

photos courtesy of The Photography Boutique

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

White 365

coat (J.Crew 25% with code WINTER ), sweater (Banana Republic), jeans (7FAM on SALE), heels (Zara), bag (Michael Kors), shades (Gucci)

I don't abide by the whole no white after Labor Day nonsense--never have.  It's the Floridian in me.  However, I do believe there are a few tips regarding the white post Labor Day.  First and foremost, texture.  Obviously linens is a no-go.  Denim, cords, leather, wool--all get the green light in my book.  Expanding on the texture tip, pair your whites with winter textures.  Case in point This Cream Sweater is about as chunky and textured as they get (just snagged THIS CHUNKY CABLE in gray and RED).  Also keep in mind the color palette--I'm digging the whole neutral vibe of this look, creams, grays, blacks--they all seem to complement on another.  Top it off with a Wool Coat, and you've transitioned your summer whites into the cooler months.  One other nice thing about this no fuss look--all pieces that most of us probably have ready to wear in our closets. My rule--wear that white 365 days a year.  Have a good one, gang!

photos courtesy of the The Photography Boutique
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Caps & Stripes

hat (J.Crew), pants (J.Crew), turtleneck (HM c/o), jacket (Gap see SIMILAR), oxfords (Zara in stores, see SIMILAR), bag (Michael Kors), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck), watch (Cartier)

This HAT definitely ain't new news, tons of people have been spotted sporting it, but ooohhh do I love it.  No stranger to the ball cap (see HERE), I knew I had to add this 'dressier' version to my arsenal.  I've had it for about a week now and I've already worn it HERE, errands, school drop off when my hair is truly an atrocity--pretty much every day--would so wear it to work if I could.  I'm also planning to nix the metallic loafers next go around and pair this look with some KICKS and a quirky SCARF for a more casual & cozy feel....which is kinda the beauty of these Leather Detailed Pants. I've sported them a little dressier for work HERE and clearly they transition into the casual role pretty easily, too!  Alright gang, make it a good one!

photos courtesy of The Photography Boutique
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Stripe Your Plaid

vest (J.Crew on Sale), shirt (J.Crew, dig THIS), jeans (DL 1961 ), heels (J.Crew), tote (Linea Pelle on SALE c/o), hat (CrewCuts), shades (Ray Ban), bracelets (J.Crew, Sylvia Benson c/o), earrings (Sylvia Benson c/o),  watch (Michael Kors), ring (Lagos, Anna Beck)

Apologies upfront for the insane repetition of THESE DISTRESSED JEANS both on posts & INSTAGRAM, but when you find denim you love, you buy two pairs and wear the hell outta them!  Another thing that will be in heavy rotation is this look, but you all know I'll pair it with THESE SUCKERS the majority of the season.  I am so going to get my ROI on this VEST, too, because if anyone loves a good stripe, it's this gal.  I'm thinking next round I'll layer it over a second set of stripes--endless possibilities!  PS:  don't forget about kids' sections for cute winter accessories--my daughter and I are already fighting over this little boys HAT from CrewCuts--I have to admit, it looks WAY cuter on her!  Alright gang, make it a good one & enjoy your weekend!

photos courtesy of The Photography Boutique

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

HM x Isabel Marant

all images c/o HM

Pretty exciting news for us gang---H&M is proud to announce its autumn collaboration with Parisian designer Isabel Marant. 
With effortless style, Isabel Marant has created a widely influential and successful take on 
Parisian chic. She mixes urban attitude, boho elegance, and a rock ‘n’ roll spirit to deliver 
genuine French allure. For H&M, Isabel Marant will create a wardrobe of must-have pieces inspired 
by her signature style. The collection will be available and online in 250 stores worldwide 
TODAY, and will feature clothing and accessories for women and teenagers, 
as well as Isabel Marant’s first-ever collection for men.

And for us Kentuckians, how exciting that Louisville just opened their doors today!  My gal, Danielle, has all the deets on the Louisville HM store opening.  I DEFINITELY plan on hitting it up soon because I'm thinking the online selection is going to go FAST if it hasn't already!  Make sure you check out the full Isabel Marant Pour HM collection HERE.  Have a good evening---chat in the morning!  

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Sneak Attack

I don't know, think I have a problem with collecting sneaks?  Yea, me too.  Who says they're just limited to workout wear..not I!  Pants, skirts, dresses, denim, lace, shorts, or even maxis---I don't think there is one thing I wouldn't pair with my kicks.  Check out some of my current craves below--make it a good one gang, back in the saddle tomorrow with an outfit post--snapped some goodies yesterday!  

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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