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10.30.2013

UTTERLY OBSESSED: PARISIAN STREET STYLE

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As I continue to learn more and more about the ever-evolving world of fashion, I find myself researching and tweaking my taste toward European fashion...Parisian Street Style in particular.

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There is something about so cool and chic and not to mention, effortless, when it comes to this sort of street style. The juxtaposition of feminine silhouettes against edgy accessories and menswear-inspired pieces definitely speak to my sartorial sensibilities. I even started a Pinterest board to follow Parisian Street Style looks.

What do you think about these looks? Is there a particular style that you favor? Leave a comment for me below!


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10.29.2013

EVENT RECAP: LEVO YOUR LOOK {LOCAL ATLANTA LEVO LEAGUE}

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Last Thursday I had the privilege of participating in a professional styling event called Levo Your Look, headed by the amazing organization, Levo League, alongside popular beauty brands NARS and Drybar and held at one of Atlanta's newest Buckhead boutiques, bevello. Here, guests were treated to mini hair and makeup demos, complimentary digital headshots by my photography buddies at Photo Says Hello, and discounted shopping, champagne and cupcakes courtesy of  our retail host.

For this event, I styled four looks from the store's merchandise playing off popular fashion trends including Bold Color, Texture, Mixing Prints/Patterns, and Leather.

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Each look integrated trends in subtle ways, which can be worn by a variety of demographics and in a number of office settings. If interested in the items above, head on over to bevello to shop through their great selection for work and play. In the meantime, scroll on down to see more photos from the night!

Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Gift bag goodies from The Posh Spot. Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
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Photo courtesy of Ebone' Smiley/Instagram @SmileyStylist
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello
Photo credit: Photo Says Hello

I had a blast mixing and mingling with guests while helping them enhance their day-to-day office looks! A special thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy (on a Scandal night at that!) and hopefully walked away with some great fashion + beauty buys plus tips on how to Levo Your Look! And thank you to our amazing photographer for the evening, Christina Conrad of Photo Says Hello for the great images. Also, to learn more about Levo League and its mission, visit www.Levo.com.

To see more photos from last week's event, search hahstag #LevoYourLook on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.



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10.27.2013

FOXY BIRTHDAY


I celebrated my birthday this past weekend and for the first time I decidedly went lowkey. I had a great dinner with friends at Seven Lamps Thursday night, ordered pizza with The Mr. Friday night, had brunch at Rosebud with more friends Saturday morning and rounded out the weekend with a trip to Cobb Antique Mall Sunday. I know that sounds like a lot, but trust me, my Birthday weekends have toned down quite a bit!

But more on my trip to the antique market. I've been searching for a reasonably priced fur coat since last winter. And today, I stumbled upon not only one, but TWO fur coats for under $200. The one pictured above is actually a vintage fox fur cape, which totally made me gag on site. 


(And I know it was meant for me to have this cape because the previous owner and I share the same first two initials!)

The second coat is full-length wool with a fur collar (I'll post about that later).

Conclusion: there is nothing quite like vintage luxury. While I know fur isn't politically correct in some circles, this southern girl has been wanting a fur coat for years. And I'm sure this won't be my last purchase.

Do you own fur? What are your thoughts on real vs faux? Leave a comment for me below!


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10.22.2013

WHEN COVETING GOES WRONG {#STYLESOBSTORY}


Don't you hate it when something you've wanted for so long turns out to be something you shouldn't get? Case in point: this amazing skirt from Anthropologie. I remember seeing it on the Anthro IG some weeks back and VOWED to make it mine. I finally got a chance to try it on during their October birthday celebration (if you're not a member of the Anthro program, you should totes sign up) and was extremely saddened by the way it looked on me.

First of all: I've gained weight. A TON of weight in the last couple months. This dress is about 80% spandex, so my gut was not feeling it. At all.

Secondly: the awesome print doesn't span from front to back. It's only on the front part of the skirt.

Third: this skirt is $170. 

So you see my dilemma?

Have you ever loved a clothing item so much but had to let it go? Let me know your style sob story (#stylesobstory) below!


10.18.2013

ATLANTA EVENTS: MAVI'S F/W 2013 COLLECTION AT BILL HALLMAN


Tonight denim fans will all descend upon the fab VaHi boutique Bill Hallman for Mavi's fall/winter 2013 fashion presentation. Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, appetizers and live music at Bill Hallman's. Fashion + food? It's a win-win. Deets below:

What: Mavi's fall/winter 2013 Collection Event at Bill Hallman's
When: Friday, October 18 from 7-9pm
Where: Bill Hallman's, 792 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA
How: RSVP to info@billhallman.com
 
Be sure to RSVP...and I might catch you there :)

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10.15.2013

HOW TO WEAR: LAYERS

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It's a simple concept, really: throw on enough clothes to keep you warm, but always remembering to incorporate items that you can add and subtract without impacting the look of the ensemble.

The current temps in Atlanta don't call for heavily layered pieces like this just yet. However, once December and January roll around, I'll find myself grabbing for every texture I can find.

How do you layer? What do you think about the layered ensemble here? Leave a comment for me below.


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