Saturday, July 26, 2014

WHITE SWING DRESS








 WHITE A LINE DRESS: PITIYA - SIMILAR HERE & HERE - $39   //   LEOPARD HEELS: BCBG - SAME HERE   //   PEARL NECKLACE: ATL AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $35   //   KATE SPADE BAG: KATE SPADE - SIMILAR HERE - $266   //   LIPSTICK: NYX - BRUISED - SAME HERE - $5   //   CURLING WAND: HERSTYLER - SAME HERE - $19

Happy Saturday! 

So I finally did it. I ventured away from my traditional straightener curls to the "magic wand". This particular HerStyler wand was a gift and i've linked to it above. It is a steal at $19, and with Amazon prime it will arrive in 2 days. Using a wand is a bit of an adjustment, particularly when i'm used to the "no waiting game". Holding the wand upside down for 30 seconds does take a toll, especially with how hot it gets. There is a glove included in the set, but truth be told - it doesn't get help much. All in all, I liked the final product and could see myself using the wand to get this style again. My whole head took about 30-40 minutes, but the loose leftover curls did last to a second day so that's a plus. What do you think about the look?

Friday, July 25, 2014

THE LOOK FOR LESS: Emma Stone Street Style

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Emma Stone is such a classic lady so it's no surprise that she would dazzle in red, white, & blue. This outfit features pieces from American Eagle & Modcloth and as always is incredible affordable. You can remake this look with pieces from your current wardrobe and supplement it with a messy updo for added style. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

EVENT RECAP: Blogger Brunch with lululemon athletica










Photo Credit: TheFuturisticVintage.com 

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that last week I attended a blogger lunch with lululemon athletica and Atlanta's most stylish ladies. Lululemon has actually opened up a donation based studio for the summer near their Howell Mill location (next to Ormsby's!). The brunch was really well organized. We were in a white warehouse-like environment and right in the middle of the room there was a gorgeous tablescape with fresh flowers and beautiful china. Not only was the food stellar, but we actually worked through some of the lululemon philosophies which the brand stands for. We did exercises in goal setting, making action plans, and how to live a balanced life. It was such a cool experience! Rachel who blogs over at Deliciowhso.com and get this, is a pastry chef at the Four Seasons, caterer the event. Her Nectarine Mint macaroons were quite literally to die for (& she even has a recipe up on her blog-- if you make some, invite me over!)

The team at lululemon were so creative. They invited us to bring some of our favorite pieces (boyfriend jeans, jewelry, tops) to style with items for the lululemon brand. We did a mini-photoshoot in the studio with all the bloggers right there! The results were amazing. How cute does Megan, from Lush to Blush, (far right) look in the photo above?
Linking up to Mix and Match FashionVodka Infused LemonadeStylin in St. LouisPenniless Socialite, Cappuccino and Fashion

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

3 FALL TUNIC STYLES UNDER $50


When I was searching for inspiration of this week's Wednesday Wishlist, I thought about a lot of things. The upcoming season shift, color palettes, latest trends - and ultimately I went with "What am I in the mood to wear?"A loose fitting, delicate tunic over cuffed black or white jeggings would be perfect for Fall Fashion. Complimented by the simple jewelry which is making it's way back on the scene: studded earrings, long tassel necklaces, and solid color handbags. I have my eye on a camel colored satchel for Fall - maybe that will be the inspiration for next week's wishlist!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SUMMER WHITES: Crochet Tank







WHITE CROCHET TOP: F21 - SIMILAR HERE & HERE - $18   //   BLACK JEGGINGS: KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE - $48   //   BROWN HEELS: KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE - $48   //   NECKLACE: AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $48

It's a lovely Tuesday in Atlanta, and between all the rain we have been having, it's nice to have some cooler weather. This basic outfit is divine and so simple to put together: white, black, and brown - paired with a longer statement necklace which by the way is the newest trend in jewelry makes this a done deal. 

I wore this outfit to the Lululemon Athletica event at Howell Mill brunch. I can't wait to recap the experience for you, stay tuned!

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOLD COLORS & VERA BRADLEY LUNCHEON







PINK SWING DRESS: ASOS - SAME HERE - $35   //   HEELS: LC AT KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE- $30   //   MINT STATEMENT NECKLACE: AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $15   //   BEADED BRACELET: VERA BRADLEY - SAME HERE - $28   //   GREEN CLUTCH: eBAY - SAME HERE - $5   //   BALLET FLATS: J.CREW - SIMILAR HERE - $125

Last week I attended a luncheon with Vera Bradley and some of my favorite Atlanta style bloggers. We met at the Westin Peachtree Plaza and had a delicious meal while hearing from the leaders of the Vera Bradley empire. You know, it's amazing that VB has become a household name to all women-- and men. Everyone can identify the cotton quilted printed duffle bags, luggage, and accessories as the iconic print that allows women to express their creative side. The highlight of the evening was hearing from the co-founder of Vera Bradley, Barbara Bradley Beakgaar, about her vision and how the company started from scratch. (Also, can I please look like her when i'm older?) Barbara was sassy, funny, and incredibly well dressed! It was actually on a Delta flight at the ATL airport that she and her co-founder looked around and saw all of the monotonous luggage that inspired them to create what we now know as Vera Bradley. 

The team from VB shared some new products that they are anticipating for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 including, wait for it, handbags! The CEO of Vera Bradley also spoke (how lucky are we?) about how Vera has become a household name for school and travel - but why should women who love the brand have to leave it for when they need a work tote? We saw the most divine leather & faux leather handbags, laptop bags, and work totes. I'm talking rich colors like sapphire blue with a colorful lining that is true to the VB brand!

After the luncheon we traveled with the VB team to see the showroom at the America's Mart in downtown. It was such a lovely afternoon and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Can't wait to see what new things come from Vera Bradley. We've grown up with them, now they are growing with us!

Friday, July 18, 2014

EVENT RECAP: SBScon CoffeeTalk




With SBS co-founders Poor Little It Girl (left) and My Style Vita (middle) 

With the lovely Kate Styled Petite (left) and Jessica from Here & Now (right)

ATL Style Bloggers from left to right: Blair from Peaches in a Pod, Bekka from Palm & Peachtree, Myself, 
Kate from Kate Styled PetiteLauren from FashionablyLo, Megan from Lush to Blush, & Whitney from Peaches in a Pod

Last Saturday was such a busy day, but I absolutely loved every second of it. Bright and early I got to see all my favorite ladies of the Southern Blogger Society at their CoffeeTalk event. We got to meet some fabulous ladies speak from ShopSense, Recipe For Press, and Ahalogy who gave insights into maximizing reach via Pinterest and media relations. Afterwards, we mingled with other bloggers and sponsors like ASOSIntimacyKendra Scott(PLÃ) BeautyDress Up, & Dermalogica.

Such a fun weekend, but hoping this one will be a little more low-key! I'm still playing catch up!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BLUSHING: Pleated Swing Dress









DRESS: CHICWISH - SAME HERE - $60  //  HEELS: GUESS - SAME HERE - $40  //  MINT KATE SPADE TOTE - SIMILAR HERE - $500  //  NECKLACE: eBAY - SAME HERE - $4

I absolutely adore this dress and was so excited to wear it for the very first time at the Southern Blogger Society Conference last weekend in Atlanta. Chicwish has the cutest pieces that are so unique. The prints and designs aren't what you normally find in stores and that is my favorite part. If you are patient (shipping takes a few weeks!) Then you would love this online boutique + this customer service is fabulous! 

Tomorrow I will recap my entire Southern Blogger Society Conference CoffeeTalk experience on the blog, so be sure to come back and check it out!