Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Blue Hue

pants (Merona, Target), blouse (Banana Republic, oldie), belt (J.Crew), shoes (Nine West), ring (Lagos), earrings (Kate Spade), bracelets (J.Crew & Stella & Dot), shades (Prada)

Cheers to the holiday weekend!  Aside from the typical day dress many of us sport on Easter, wanted to provide a pant option with a little tone on tone palette.  I just love the idea of wearing a color from head to toe in various shades that all complement one another.  Pinks (Corals), Blues (Mints), Purples (Lilacs) would all work beautifully for your Easter Sunday.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with family & friends!

I must apologize for not announcing the Giveaway Winner yesterday; however, when I say I was on death's door, I mean it---thank Heaven's it was only for 24 hours.  A big congrats goes to Emily Anne-Marie--you won the adorable coral bib necklace from Adele!  Sincerest thanks for everyone's participation.  We have another jewelry giveaway coming up soon--alright gang, make it a good one & enjoy lots of candy!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Giveaway: Coral & Lilac

necklace (Adele, Lexington KY), blazer (Aqua, Bloomingdales love THIS), blouse (Mossimo, Target), jeans (Mossimo, Target), belt (Target), shoes (Nine West old), bag (Michael Kors), shades (Ray Ban), ring (Lagos), watch (Cartier)
We will get to the giveaway in just a moment...first the rig.  I must give credit where credit is due.  Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion never fails to impress.  A natural beauty, Kimberly's take on trends will always be classic & spot on, but never break the bank.  It was this LOOK that had me inspired by both the palette & the price tag.  My Blouse & Jeans are from Target and therefore, you know the price is right.  Just another lesson, gang, in finding inspiration everywhere and knowing that style need not be sacrificed because of price! 
Now onto the giveaway!  My Necklace from Adele is just one of the many gems from their collection that has oodles of style, but at a very affordable price point.  This is one of the many things I love about Adele--their high/low collection of both interiors & baubles makes their lovelies accessible for many (not to mention their interiors & accessories are the most amazing eclectic mix).  Adele is giving away this lovely Coral Bib Necklace to one lucky s + s reader.  Rules to enter are below--make it a good one!

Entry Rules:

Like Adele on FB and
Follow Adele on Instagram

An Extra Entry for:
Pinning an above image to Pinterest
Make Sure to leave a comment letting me know what you've followed/pinned!  Winner announced Fri..
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Checks & Camo


jeans (GAP, see splurge HERE HERE), shirt (J.Crew see SIMILAR), heels (J.Crew 25% off today), clutch (Kate Spade see SIMILAR), watch (Nordstrom), ring (Lagos), shades (Ray Ban), necklace (Erin McDermott Jewelry)

Morning, Gang!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend--the move was a success and thank goodness it is O.V.E.R!  Thank you for all of the well wishes....let's get onto the rig, yes?  The marriage of gingham & camo makes me quite happy.  I think most would typically gravitate towards something a little more edgy or urban when dressing up camo, but I'm kinda loving the idea of prepping it up (I will keep an eye out for my GAP version--think they literally JUST sold out as I bought mine 2 weeks ago).  Other ways to sport the camo?  See a Feminine Twist or a Play on Stripes.  Make sure to follow s + s on Instagram to see more OOTD's that don't make the blog's cut.  Make it a good one (and stay dry if your in Lex)!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Friday, March 22, 2013

A Trendy Classic

dress (Zara), jacket (HM, see Similar), shoes (Belle by Sigerson Morrison), bag (Michael Kors), watch (Cartier), ring (Kendra Scott), bracelets (J.Crew), shades (Ray Ban)
Part trendy for the black & white and yet all the way classic with the black & white, the stripes and khaki anorak.  That's basically what had me sold with this dress is its ability to be current and yet still be classic all at the same time.  Quite important when choosing your frocks if you ask me!  You all make it a good one--I am actually MOVING this weekend (still in Lexington) and therefore my list of TO DOs today is quite insane...Can't wait to get all settled in the new nest!  

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Navy on Navy

jacket (GAP), skirt (F21), tank (J.Crew), shoes (Michael Kors see Similar), necklaces (Target pearls, vintage gold), handbag (Michael Kors Hamilton), watch (Cartier), shades (Ray Ban), bracelet (Stella & Dot), ring (Lagos)
I'm having a major love affair with navy right now.  I mean really, it's always been there, but it's at an all time high currently.  It's kind of ridiculous considering color is all the rage this spring--don't worry gang, I'll cheat on neutrals soon enough!  Pattern mixing is still going strong this spring and my advice when doing a stripe pairing--make one more subdued than the other (ie: the tank under the bold striped jacket).  

Two other orders of business.  Numero uno, I 'think' I've decided to grow out the locks--just to a chin length shaggy bob--so this serves as your warning--horrible hair days to follow!  Have you ever grown out a hair cut this short?  It is horrid, gang, truly--you want to grab scissors on the daily (which I'm not saying I won't do, but I'm going to try my darndest to push through the ugly). Secondly, remember my Kristin Tatem PSA?  Well, if you Lexingtonians are in need of a new headshot for your biz, make sure you join myself & Kristin this Friday for a day of pampering & styling--she still has a few slots left so make sure you take a gander HERE for the deets!  Alright kids, make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Seeing Spots

jeans (Paige Denim see similar HEREHEREHERE), sweater (Old Navy), blouse (J.Crew), flats (Madewell ON SALE), bag (Michael Kors), watch (Cartier), necklaces (Hyla Dewitt, Adele of Lexington, target, vintage), shades (Gucci)
Not a mag. Not Pinterest.  Not a fellow blogger.  Gang, this rig was actually inspired by none other than a sweet adorable Dalmatian named Mali (Hi McKamy & Holly)!  Seriously, this pup is the cutest, chubbiest little thing...but it was Mali's patterned spots that had me inspired.  So you see, don't limit yourself to the usual sources of inspiration--it truly is any & everywhere!  Make it a good one--oh, and ps: I will be at Adele this Thursday for their Hazen Jewelry & Marc Allison Jeans Trunk Show--but I'm certainly not limiting myself to just those as Adele is swarming with gems left & right--would love to see y'all there!

photos courtesy of  Kristin Tatem

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Candy Striper


tee (Kate Spade), jacket (Express see Similar Nautical Version), belt (Target), jeans (Marc Allison), clutch (Kate Spade, Love THIS), shades (Gucci), bracelets (J.Crew, Stella & Dot, Asos), heels (Zara)
You all know I love a quirky Kate Spade Tee (see HERE).  Toss her on with some skinnies & a blazer, and you've got a perfect rig for date night or a gal's night out.  We've chatted about some good spring staples (the denim jacket & white blazer), well the striped blazer is no exception.  I have worn this sucker TO DEATH--I am loving this Navy & White version from Madewell.  GAP also has some great options and they're having 30% off with Friends & Family, too.  Alright, gang, you all have a fantastic close to your week--make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Burberry Inspired


sweater (HM, see Similar Stripe), shirt (J.Crew), jeans (Marc Allison), shoes (Zara), clutch (Kate Spade), shades (Gucci), watch (Cartier), bracelets (J.Crew, Stella & Dot, Asos), necklaces (Hyla Dewitt, Adele of Lexington, vintage, Target pearls)
When asked to participate in the Of Wit & Will shop your closet contest, I thought, "I'll give it a go!"  Not one to typically enter contests, I couldn't resist the idea of recreating a look from any of the Fall 2013 Fashion Shows--more importantly, shopping your own closet to achieve the look (well that and the $1000 shopping pass enticed me, too). After searching looks from my favorite designers, I stumbled upon the look above from the Burberry Men's Fall 2013 lookbook.  There weren't any rules stating I couldn't go coed, so I thought why not add a little femininity to an otherwise masculine look?  What do you all think?  If you'd like, take a gander over to Of Wit & Will's FaceBook Page and VOTE ---I sure would appreciate it!  Or while you're at it, see what you can recreate--contest ends this Friday.  Y'all make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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