Stripes & Bows

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You know when you buy a really amazing piece of clothing and you love it so much that you have to style your entire look around it? Well, that’s how I feel about my top today. It’s so fun, subtly intricate and interesting that I was totally inspired.

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My top sort of has a menswear touch. The pinstripe fabric almost looks like it was originally a men’s dress shirt that was refashioned into what it is now. To play with that look, a juxtaposed it with a pretty black bow.

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I also added a pair of retro sunglasses.

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Time for a little sparkle. My necklace will do the trick.

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I’m still obsessed with my “lait de coco” bag. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Karl Lagerfeld is a genius and this Chanel bag is the perfect example of that fact.

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I wanted to add a little more shine so I chose metallic pumps.

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Et, voila! My look is complete.

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Top: J.W.Anderson, Shorts: AG Jeans, Shoes: Prada, Bag: Chanel (last seen here), Sunglasses: Nannette NY (similar), Necklaces: Swarovski (last seen here)

 

Last Day On The Island

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I always hate it when vacation ends, but at the same time, am so happy for the experience. This experience, as experiences go, was definitely top notch, so I’m leaving Kiawah Island very happy.

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A nice, quiet day at the beach was just what I needed to wrap things up. Of course, for something like this, I kept things casual.

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I chose a flowy top and printed shorts and tied my hair into an easy, messy top knot.

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Flat shoes were a must.

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Oh, how I love the beach. I feel so rejuvenated.

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Remember to take a little time for yourself. Treat yourself to a nice trip, or if you can’t, give yourself a quick staycation and do something that’s just for you. You’ll leave so much more ready to face the world than before.

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Wishing you all lots of joy and happiness this weekend!

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Top: Alex (similar), Shorts: Missoni (similar), Shoes: Tory Burch (similar), Sunglasses: Valentino

 

Location: Kiawah Island, SC

 

Evergreen

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I love vacations. Relaxing in all this beautiful scenery is such a great way to recharge. The gardens at our hotel were so lush and beautiful, it was hard not to feel at peace.

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My Missoni top worked so well as a coverup. The brand’s prints are classic and I usually try to pack at least one piece when I’m traveling to the beach.

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Vacations are all about comfort, so I wore flat sandals.

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I went for a one piece on this particular day. I love the colorblocked detail here. It really makes my turquoise nails pop too!

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How awesome are these embellished sunglasses?

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Slip these babies on with any simple outfit and you’re sure to make a statement.

 

 

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Coverup: Missoni, Swimsuit: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Prada

 

Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina

 

John Hardy Creative Director Coming to Bloomingdales Atlanta

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If you’re a John Hardy fan, and you’re in the Atlanta area, head out to Bloomingdales, Lenox Mall this Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm. In addition to the trunk show, from 1 pm to 3 pm, guests are invited to meet Creative Director, Guy Bedarida. Bedarida will be presenting John Hardy’s Spring 2015 collection as well as some core signature pieces for which the brand is so well known. Trust me, this is a don’t-miss event. For more information, call Bloomingdales Lenox Square at 404-495-2840.

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Lace Caftan

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Hi, Lovelies! Today I walked down the boardwalk to see the ocean. The weather was absolutely perfect. For my walk, I slipped on a flowy white lace coverup which I wore over a floral-print swimsuit.

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I wasn’t able to snap a picture of it, but there was a big group of deer passing behind me. They didn’t seem scared of humans at all. It was such a lovely moment.

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You can see how I am happy by my facial expression. This beach vacay is just what the doctor ordered. :)

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Isn’t my bag so cute? The great thing about it is that I didn’t buy it. Neiman Marcus gave it to me as a gift when I purchased my coverup. That a sweet deal, right?

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I’m obsessed with my ETRO swimsuit. I actually mentioned in a recent post that I’m on the host committee for the ETRO store grand opening in Buckhead later this month. Click here for details.

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Back view of my swimsuit.

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Enjoy your day! I know I will :)

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Swimsuit: Etro, Cover up: Miguelina (NM), Shoes: Steve Madden (last seen here)

Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina

 

ETRO Grand Opening

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I love ETRO so I’m so excited to be part of this event. Not only will there be amazing clothes, but the event will also feature live music curated by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. You can find all details above. Can’t wait until ETRO opens in Atlanta? Check out their website here to shop now.

Victor Velyan and Edward Boehm Luncheon

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One of my favorite jewelers, Victor Velyan, is in town! You might remember that I introduced him to you all on my blog about a year ago. His pieces are so unique that it’s hard not to love them. Victor recently held an event at Neiman Marcus to showcase his newest “project” and it was drool-worthy to say the least. My friend, Su Longman, who is also a huge Victor Velyan fan, hosted the luncheon. Below are a few photos of some of Victor’s new pieces. Enjoy!

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Sometimes, layered jewelry is the best kind.

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Beautiful gems.

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Guests were excited.

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These are definitely statement pieces.

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Of course, I also had to capture some photos of the uber-chic crowd.

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Atlanta’s socialites stopped by.

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Posing with models.

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So good to see Doug and Chris.

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Renowned gemologist, Edward Boehm was in attendance to teach us about some of the gems that Victor uses in his pieces.

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Who wouldn’t want to add one of these stones to their collection?

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They’re absolutely stunning.

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Su makes a pretty good jewelry model if I do say so myself. :)

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To learn more about Victor Velyan, visit his site here.

 

Venue: Neiman Marcus Atlanta

Cool Breeze

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I’m at the beach and haven’t posted any swimwear photos. That changes today! Completing your beach look isn’t just about finding the right swimsuit. Coverups are important too. I chose a light, flowy, printed one-shoulder caftan. I paired my caftan with a floppy had a thick-soled sandals. I’m obsessed with this trend. It keeps your feet comfy and also adds a few inches to your silhouette.

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Beachwear requires that you carry a more casual bag. I chose an embellished woven tote.

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My caftan comes with a belt, however, it can be worn without if you’d rather go for a more relaxed, flowy look.

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Enough with the coverup…

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It’s swimsuit time! This simple gingham-print bikini is perfect for a beach day.

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Who says you can’t swim in jewelry? The key is to pick simple pieces that you wouldn’t mind getting wet, which is why I went with these little beaded bracelets.

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I hope you all enjoy your days as much as I’m enjoying mine. Till next time!

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Coverup: ONDADEMAR (Neiman Marcus), Bikini top: Dolce & Gabbana, Bikini bottom: Dolce & Gabbana, Sandals: Steve Madden (similar), Hat: Scope, Bag: FINDS (Net-A-Porter.com)

 

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