Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Derby Does Hats


beth:  dress (French Connection, Dress & Dwell), fascinator (Headcandi), shoes (Zara), bracelets & clutches  (Dandelion)
danielle (Shoshanna, Blink! Louisville), hat (Headcandi), shoes (Zara)
Ladylike or a little more playful, either of these looks would be perfect for the Derby (big thanks again  to Danielle for snagging us some fun little frocks---doesn't she just look gorg).  I think one thing to point out--we've got a lot going on with our top halves--so I believe it to be best to keep other accessories to a minimum and let the hat or fascinator be the highlight.  While Danielle is keeping it classic with her lace shift & clutch, we decided to play my look up a bit with a colorful clutch---yes, this day is one of classic tradition; however, it doesn't mean you can't infuse some playfulness into your look---make it a good one, gang!
PS--the winner of the Bloomingdale's Gift Card is SANDI!  Congratulations Miss Sandi---please message me directly with your address & I will send your Bloomie's card stat!  An enormous thanks to all who participated---you all made last week fab!
photos courtesy of Whitney Neal
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Monday, April 29, 2013

And We're Off.....



 beth:  dress (Milly c/o Clodhoppers, Louisville), shoes (Boutique 9), necklace (Adele of Lexington), ring (Lagos), watch (Cartier)
danielle:  dress (Milly c/o Clodhoppers, Louisville), earrings & clutch (Dandelion Boutique), shoes (Zara)

I must give credit where the proper credit is due.  This upcoming week full of fabulous Derby looks is the brain child of my best blogging pal, Danielle from Lou What Wear.  Danielle is totes in the know when it comes to Derby week so when I was asked to join in the on the fun and snap some Derby looks with her lovely photog, Whitney Neal, I jumped at the chance.  Honestly, I don't know what was more fun--getting all dolled up in these fun Milly frocks compliments of Clodhoppers or laughing my hind off with Danielle--kid is a stitch--seriously! If I may make a suggestion if purchasing a frock for this weekend's race, make sure you can get extra 'mileage' out of it...these dresses can totally be worn for the big day or a shower (bridal/baby), summer wedding, etc--multipurpose is key for me!

Joining in on the Derby fesitivities is Adele of Lexington--even if you're a non Kentuckian, mention
s + s when calling and they'll ship your baubles for free!  Alright, gang, make it a good one & stay tuned for more collabo's with Danielle and myself throughout the week!  


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Blazin' Shorts


blazer (Gap), blouse (J.Crew), shorts  (J.Crew), belt (J.Crew), chucks (Converse), necklace (t+j designs), clutch (Monkee's of Lexington), watch (Cartier), bracelets (J.Crew), ring (Lagos) shades (Ray Ban)

No doubt you all will see me sporting lots of blazers & shorts this season. It comes as no surprise that  I am a huge fan of casual polish, and I believe the shorts/blazer combo to fit that bill perfectly. 
On a festive note, it's a big week here in KY-- Derby week!!  In honor of the races, myself & Danielle from Lou What Wear will be serving up Derby style all week.  Stay tuned for an outfit post later today showcasing some beautiful threads perfect for the track.  Alright gang, make it a good one!
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Thank Goodness....


blazer (J.Crew, Factory Version HERE(, tee (J.Crew, linen version HERE(, jeans (DL1961), belt (J.Crew), chucks (Converse), bag (Michael Kors), bracelets (Stella & Dot, Adele of Lexington), shades (Ray Ban)
To say that I'm thrilled it's Friday would be an immense understatement---had quite the week of traveling on the road for work and I am zonked!  When I tell you the look above is such a love of mine, I'm not fibbing---it's hard to pick up on in the images, but the faint seersucker blazer (collar popped), a baseball tee, some distressed denim, & chucks---oooooohhh boy, she's a keeper!   I feel completely myself wearing rigs like this--pulled together yet ridiculously comfy!  You can shop the look below.
Just a quick note of gratitude.  You all made the Anniversary such an amazing one--your feedback & words of encouragement are so appreciated--I'm going to run the giveaway through Sun night so be sure to enter!  I would be remiss if I didn't mention one integral part of s + s....she brings the blog & my vision to life and this place would be nada if it wasn't for her talents behind the lens---I thank you, KT.  Thank you for your hard work, dedication to me & the blog, tolerating my shenanigans such as nagging deadlines, for airbrushing my crow's feet (my favorite thing about her), for being an amazing mentor & friend, and for saying "Yes," that day in Starbucks when I approached you with this crazy idea.  The gal has seen me in my bday suit, acting a fool, taking too long to change in the freezing cold, and yet--she still meets me  to shoot my mug time and time again...love you kid! Alright gang, enough of the mush---make it a good one!
photos courtesy of  Kristin Tatem


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Anniversary

 178 Posts later and here we sit, gang!  What an amazing journey this first year has been.  This post serves as a personal Thank You Letter to each and every one of you for supporting my love of the threads, sending such sweet & motivating comments my way ( I read EVERY one), coming back for more each and every post, and reminding me that taking a risk is indeed worth it!  
 I am now giving you the floor--what would you like to see More of or even Less of (Good Lord please don't say jeans or button down shirts bc as this montage clearly shows--they are a constant in my world).  I would love to hear your feedback ( I will do my best to oblige as well).  I would also be honored for you to continue on this journey with me because I am absolutely loving every minute of it and have big dreams for s + s both for me & these two little bugs below--love you my sweet Chaser & Cam.  Alright gang--cheers to another fashionable 365--let's celebrate one final time with a $50 BLOOMINGDALES GIFT CARD!  Entry rules under the tykes' picture (as well as previous WINNERS)...Make it a damn good one!

Follow s + s on Pinterest
Pin an outfit image above using the Pinmarklet button located on the picture
The more you enter, the better your chance & Please comment below to let me know how you entered--Good Luck!
  As for this week's winners---a huge Congrats goes to Suzanne Rupp for winning the Adele necklace of her choice & to Chelsea from CC & C for winning the Lucite Tray of her choice! Congrats & Thanks to all who participated.

Dock image courtesy of Lindsey Potter all other images courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brights & Whites


jeans (7FAM), mint top (Nanette Lepore, AJs Casuals Lexington), vest (J.Crew), kicks (Vans), satchel (Cambridge Satchel Co), belt (J.Crew), bracelets (J.Crew, Jennifer Zeuner, BaubleBar), shades (Ray Ban), watch (Michael Kors), sweater (Gap), belt (J.Crew), sandals (J.Crew love THESE), bag (Louis Vuitton), shades (Gucci), bracelets (BaubleBar, J.Crew), necklace (Maya Brenner), watch  (Timex, Crewcuts)
I think I mentioned in a previous post that these White 7FAM Distressed Jeans will be making some major repeat performances this Spring & Summer---I absolutely LOVE them!  With that in mind, I wanted to show a couple of casual ways to brighten up the white.  Both casual & comfy, either look is perfect for shopping, lunch, days with the kiddos, what have you.  I just love how the white is the perfect canvas for color---speaking of Color, Rachel from Pencil Shavings Studio states she's, "Never met a color she didn't like."  Well said my dear!  I am addictively drawn to her fun pieces be they a tablet case, phone cover, or paper goods---with that in mind, I just had to share the love with you all---we've done a Lucite Tray Giveaway before & well gang, we're gonna do one again!!  Just another way to celebrate tomorrow's anniversary/bday & say Thank You, I am giving away a lucite tray from Pencil Shavings Studio to one s + s reader!  See some of my faves below as well as entry rules:

Rules to Enter:
Follow s + s on Bloglovin'
Pin an outfit image above using the Pinmarklet located on the pictures...
Remember, the more you enter, the better your chance and MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW LETTING ME KNOW HOW YOU ENTERED!  Thanks gang, Good Luck!
images courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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