Balloon Day

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Today is all about color and fun.

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I’m obsessed with my sequin lips sweater. It makes a statement all its own but it looks even more amazing paired with a printed skirt.

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Colorful balloons? Yes, please!

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I layered my sweater over a collared shirt to make it more interesting.

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Balloons are my main accessory today. Not a lot of jewelry going on.

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I’m working in a little gold spiked detail.

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A little edge never hurt anyone. :)

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Sequins!

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The only thing cuter than my outfit? My little four-legged buddy, Spud.

Outfit

Sweater: Marcus Lupfer (similar), Skirt: DVF(last seen here), Blouse: Loft, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelet: Tiffany & Co, Ring: Roberto Coin (similar)

Photos: Sara Hanna Photography

Christina’s Style Inspiration: Over-the-Knee Boots

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In this installment of Christina’s Style Inspiration, I’m discussing over-the-knee boots. I just love them. They can make any outfit super sexy. Wear yours with denim shorts for an edgy look like I did in a recent post, or pair them with skinny-fit pants or dresses to make them just a bit more conservative.

I’ve got my picks for some of my favorite over-the-knee boots above. Enjoy!

A Little Pumpkin Patch & Hayride Fun

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Last week, my family and I got the Halloween celebration started early and dressed up for a visit to a pumpkin patch and a hayride at the Cherokee Country Club. Even though this event was for the kids, the parent’s had a blast too, trust me.Today my family had a blast with Halloween costumes. Cherokee Country club prepare a pumpkin patch and hayride and more. Not only for the kids and even parents had a good time with their little ones during the beautiful weekend. For the day, I wore a Spanish pirate custume like the one Geena Davis wears in Cutthroat Island.

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They put on the cutest show for the kids, and as you can see, they really loved it.

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Bouncy houses are so fun. I was even tempted to go for a jump.

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Mmm…Yummy catered food. We had to fortify ourselves for a fun-filled day of activities.

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Hayride.

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How adorable are these Halloween-themed treats?

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The kids had so much fun dressing up.

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Venue: Cherokee Country Club, Atlanta GA.

 

Twinkling Lights

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A girly, embellished dress is always a good idea, in my opinion.

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Hearts, lips and matches :)

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Close up.

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And another one, because a dress this great really kinda deserves it.

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Edgy boots are a great way to juxtapose a feminine dress.

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Dress: Stella McCartney (sold out), Boots: Chanel (similar), Sunglasses: Chanel (similar), Bracelet: Tiffany (similar)

Sara Hanna photography

 

You’re Invited: FGI Atlanta, The Inside Scoop

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This Thursday, October 30, I’ll be with FGI Atlanta talking all things style and retail blogging. I’m so excited to be involved with such an amazing group and I encourage all of my Atlanta readers to come out for some fashion talk! The event which starts at 6:30 will be held at Westside Market (more details in the invite above). You can RSVP by clicking the link here. I hope to see you there!

Global Style

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Today, I’m delighted to bring you a guest post from my friend, Julianne Worthington, who recently returned from a trip to Papua New Guinea and took some amazing pictures of the native dress there. Fashion inspiration comes from everywhere, and I’m so thrilled to share a different take with you on style. Enjoy!  xx, Christina

Global Style, by Julianne Worthington:

My husband and I have just completed a wonderful trip to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  I was struck by the beautiful and unique dress of the island people.  These are very remote areas without electricity or running water yet the people have amazing style and and wear the most stunning accessories.  Because I am inspired by Christina’s great style I wanted to share these with her and she thought that her readers would enjoy seeing them as well.

These first pictures are from Dobo Island, Papua New Guinea.  The dancers are performing a customs dance in costumes made with leaves, shells, bone, teeth and intricately woven grass.  Notice the different patterns woven into the armbands.

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The next 3 pictures are from Santa Ana, Solomon Islands.  These are traditional costumes made from beautiful natural woven grasses that are printed from inks made with natural substances on the island.  Again, they use facial markings, shells, teeth, feathers, grass and bone for their beautiful accessories.

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The next pictures are from Lo Island, Vanuatu.  The unbelievable colors in the ladies’ hair and the men’s hats were all naturally dyed from roots and flowers on the island!  The ladies in the water wore beautifully woven grass dresses adorned with flowers.  They performed an ancient song for us using their cupped hands to hit the water making different sounds as they sang along.

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The pictures below are from Rano Island, Vanuatu.  The native dancers used makeup, feathers, and grass to do a customs dance that showed their war with another island in which they ate their enemies—-their ancestors were cannibals.  Later, missionaries came and witnessed to them and they ended that practice!

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The final group is from Tanna, Vanuatu.  The unique makeup, feathers, grasses and woven items were so beautiful.  Notice each lady carries a small woven handbag.   Even across the globe people love to accessorize!

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Let’s Go Golfing

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With weather this gorgeous, it’s hard for me to turn down a golf game. It’s necessary to enjoy these last few pretty days before winter hits, right? I had a fantastic time playing today, even though my ball didn’t seem to want to go anywhere I tried to aim it (haha). By the way, My kitty golf cover is too cute.

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I’m not a pro golfer, but I have played a bit and know a few things. Today, instead of fashion tips, I thought I’d give you a quick golf tutorial.

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Keep your club at shoulder’s distance and stand straight to aim.

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It’s all about the follow through. Make sure you look at your ball until you’ve completely finished your swing.

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Oops. I don’t see my ball. :)

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Let’s finish this thing up! It’s time to putt.

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This golf course and club house is immaculately kept.

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There was a wedding going on while we were there. I just love love. :)

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Top: Adidas, Vest: Lady Hagen (similar), Hat & gloves: Beanpole Golf

Venue: Cherokee Country Club in Atlanta GA

 

Tacori Event

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Guess who’s in town? Paul Tacorian, the founder of Tacori jewelry! He’s visiting Atlanta from October 24th and 25th and I got the chance to meet him at the Solomon Brothers on Peachtree Rd. He brought so many beautiful pieces from California. If that’s not enough of a reason to love Paul, he was also super down to earth. He even said that he feel Korean because he loves Kimchi so much. :) I definitely leave without taking pictures to share with you all. Enjoy!

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The jewelry I’m wearing is made from a stone called ornics. Wouldn’t these pieces look amazing on the red carpet?

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Event Venue: Solomon Brothers on Peachtree Rd

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