the perfect LBD

Happy Monday! Today I'm here to help cure those Monday blues by sharing my absolute faaaa-vorite little black dress by Topshop. Let's count the reasons why :: 1} it's under $100 2} it's drapey + comfy and requires no spanx, sucking in, or fidgeting 3} it's lightweight with sheer sleeves AND 4} it's also available in olive and cream for alternative, less dressy options.

I've literally worn this dress with flat sandals and simple accessories, wedges and pumps. It's easy to throw on for a dinner out, or dress up for an event or occasion. Keep in mind that Topshop has funky sizing, so always look for the US size, and if you are in between sizes, GO UP. {I ordered a US 6 in this dress for reference}

Shop my Britt Bass for KSlade Made clutch HERE

Shop my outfit + accessories //

PLUS... The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale continues! Only 4 days left for early access, then it opens to non-cardholders. Click HERE for some of my sale favorites if you missed them last week, and stay tuned for more tomorrow!




What's in my bag

Happy Wednesday! I'm headed for sunny Florida tomorrow and could NOT be more excited. Today I'm sharing what's in my purse this summer; from basics like planner and lipstick, to my unique and quirky "carry-all-the-time" items that you might not expect. Here's 'what's in the bag...'

1 | KATE SPADE PLANNER ::  I can't go anywhere without my planner, as most of you can relate to. I love the Kate Spade planners because they're functional, cute and classic. My 2016 favorites here | here | here

2| POPPIN GOLD NOTEBOOK :: For wardrobe consults, shopping lists, and random jot-downs I use this fun gold notebook. Closes with an elastic band so you don't have to worry about page wrinkling!

3 | DIOR 'ADDICT' FLUID LIPSTICK :: I love this because it goes on like a gloss, but looks and stays put like a lipstick. Not to mention I am in LO-OVE with this color {779 Plaisir}  The perfect shade of pink and you can apply it lighter for a lighter look, or heavier for a bold pop of color

4| BOBBI BROWN 'STELLA' CAT EYE SUNGLASSES :: Sunglasses are obviously a must, year-round. I went on the hunt for the perfect classic cat-eye sunglass a few months ago, and these were the winner. Some other favorites here | here

5 | BRITT BASS IPHONE CASE :: You all know from my blog earlier this week that I am a fan of all things Britt Bass. Her newest iPhone cases are glossy, well-made and swoon-worthy! My phone is never without one of her fun and colorful designs.

6 | KENDRA SCOTT IVORY RAYNE NECKLACE :: This may sound strange, but I carry this baby in my purse with me everywhere when I'm not wearing it. Why, you ask? Because it's the perfect neutral necklace to throw on with anything from a tee shirt to a little black dress. I keep it with me so that I can use it for styling clients' outfits, trying on with outfits while shopping, and for throwing on if I change outfits or forget a necklace on my way out the door. It's always good to have an accessory like this on hand... you never know when you may need it!

7 | KATE SPADE COBBLE HILL WALLET :: The best basic, black wallet you'll find. It zips closed and keeps everything safe, has 12 credit card spots and multiple pouches. Not to mention it goes in any purse, year-round.

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8 | TORY BURCH THORA FLIP FLOPS :: Like many of you, I'm on my feet a lot during the day. Whether I'm in a client's closet or shopping with them, I don't sit down much. This is why I always carry my TB flip flops with me in case I need to throw them on in between {or sometimes even with!!} clients. They are dressy enough to where they don't look strange if you have to grab for them, and oh-so-comfortable. Not to mention, the perfect shade of tan

SHOP // planner 1 | planner 2 | planner 3gold notebook | dior lipstick | sunglasses | iPhone case | kendra scott wayne | kate spade wallet | tory burch flip flops

The Look For Less :: Embellished Sandals

TGIF! How 'bout kicking off the weekend with some weekend wear on today's 'The Look for Less?' 

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I have been crushing on jeweled + embellished sandals for casual summer wear, and absolutely LOVE  these Gemma sandals  {left} from Sole Society. They ring in at $64.95 -- not a bad price, but we can do better for a pair of sandals! 

 Sole Society Gemma, $64

Sole Society Gemma, $64

 Mossimo Belinda, $19.99

Mossimo Belinda, $19.99

Enter, these Mossimo Belinda embellished sandals {right} from, yep, good ole Target. They are about 1/3 of the price, ringing in at $19.99. I saw these babies on one of my weekly "quick trips" into Target and even went to another store just to find my size. You can now find them glued to my feet with everything from shorts and a tee shirt, to a maxi dress and more. They are super comfortable, the tan color goes with everything, and the best part? They don't look like they're from Target.

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Shop both //

Introducing :: The Summer Closet Refresh

Although the temperatures here in Atlanta have been telling us otherwise for some time now, summer officially began this weekend. So what better way to celebrate than with a Summer Special? Most people think about updating their wardrobes as the seasons begin to change; namely, at the beginning of fall/winter and then again at the beginning of the spring. Summer can slip under the radar with vacations, kids being out of school, and the busy-ness of life. Your wardrobe may not need a total purge or revamp in these few summer months, but we can all use a little refreshing and updating.

Enter, the SUMMER CLOSET REFRESH. This special includes 1 hour spent in either your closet OR 1 hour of personal shopping to refresh your summer wardrobe. If you feel you have a lot of summer pieces & staples in your wardrobe, we will use the items in your closet in new, different and more versatile ways. If you'd rather shop for some new summer staples that will keep you comfy and stylish all summer long, we'll head out shopping! The best part? It's only $99 {regularly $175 for closet + $150 for shopping}!

Not only is the Summer Refresh a great way to refresh your own wardrobe, it's a wonderful gift! Gift certificates are available, and I am also offering group shopping trips for this special. Grab a friend{s} and we will head out shopping! Refreshments will be provided and I'll show you my favorite summer staples for your specific body type, everyday activities and style preferences. But hurry, this special won't last long! Promo ends on July 4 {service can be redeemed at any date within 1 year of purchase}

To purchase online, click HERE. Or, simply EMAIL ME with questions / gift certificate purchases, or to pay via Venmo, PayPal, check or cash. I look forward to helping you get summer "refreshed" & ready!

Wardrobe Must-Haves for Transitioning Seasons

Happy Wednesday! I spent the last two days pretending it was actually snowing outside and cozying up by the fire. I've now decided that it's probably time for me to quit telling myself that it's too snowy, rainy, COLD to work...  Although it may not feel like it outside, we're about to begin the transition from the dead of winter into slightly warmer, more springy temps come March. Today I'm sharing some wardrobe must-haves that you should have in your closet for the upcoming transition of seasons.

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Here we go ::

1) Casual Blazer... The casual blazer is a step up from the cardigan. It's a little more versatile in its ability to be dressed up further and taken effortlessly from day-to-night. It also adds structure and femininity to your outfits.

 Shop my favorite casual blazers here ::

2) Dark Wash Skinny Jean... this isn't just for transitioning between seasons, it's a wardrobe must-have that you should be wearing all year long. My absolute favorite brand for jeans is Paige. They are soft, comfortable, stretchy and flattering.

Shop my favorite dark wash skinnies ::

3) Colored Purse... You're going to want to ditch the neutrals and brighten up your accessories. The perfect spring transition accessory is a colorful purse; whether it be bright or subtle.

Shop my favorite colorful totes ::

4) The Perfect Bootie... We're all going to grow tired of our riding or knee high boots by the time the end of winter rolls around. That's where your perfect bootie comes in. Throw them on with jeans, dresses, skirts, etc. and they'll still keep your feet warm while also adding a little 'spring' to your step. {see what I did there?}

Shop my favorite booties :: 

5)  The Pixie Pant... Another year-round necessity. These thick leggings hug you in all the right places and are SO comfortable. Wear them with your long sweaters in the winter, or transition them to spring with a button-down tunic or long tank and cardigan {NOW 20% off with code SHOPPINGTIME}

 Shop the Pixie Pant ::

6) Lightweight cardigans... These will be your best friend for both work and play. Use them to wear your sleeveless dresses a bit earlier than normal; Pair them over any of your sleeveless tops or lightweight long-sleeved tops. Try adding some color in this area as well. My favorites? Fuchsia, chartreuse, plum and olive. Favorite place to get them? LOFT. The cut, length and weight are perfect and the price fits the bill. Make sure you buy a v-neck cardigan; it's the most flattering and current cut.

Shop my favorite lightweight cardis ::

7) Open-Front Sweater Vest or Military Vest... When it's a bit too warm {or you feel silly wearing it} for your fur vest, you'll want another vest option. You all know my love for the military vest, but I am also loving the comfort and warmth of an open-front sweater vest... Perfect for finishing off any outfit; from dresses, to tops, to sweaters and more.

Shop my favorite vests ::


Valentine's + Nordstrom Clearance Picks

TGIF and Happy Valentine's weekend! My apologies for the blogging hiatus this week... my clients are always #1 and I guess it's a good thing that I've been just too busy to blog! Some exciting things have been happening around here, one of them being that this week I had the opportunity to pull the looks and head up the styling for a major commercial. That's all I can say for now, but I'll be sharing it with you soon enough!

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For those of you who have forgotten or are just blocking it out of your mind, I'm here to remind you that tomorrow is Valentine's Day. While Harrison and I are really low key about Valentine's Day and say no gifts allowed, I still naturally expect him to read my mind and come home with a bottle of wine, chocolates and flowers. Is that too much for a girl to ask? {Lucky for me he does deliver on this every year} Some of you celebrate this big time and I've got gift ideas for all you last minute guys searching for their sweetheart, or all you single girls who deserve to gift yourself something this year.

 Shop them here ::

It's also that time of year again; the Nordstrom clearance sale. From February 11 - 22, you can find major deals and steals and I'm sharing some of my favorites with you today! So here we go... Some Valentine's inspiration for her, and my favorite Nordy clearance picks for your weekend {or lunch break online} shopping.

Shop them here ::

Winter-Weight Plaid

Plaid shirts have always been a favorite of mine, but it can be hard to find ones that are heavy enough to keep you warm in these colder months that aren't bulky or masculine. So, I set out to find a feminine + flattering winter-weight flannel and found a few favorites at JCrew {like THIS one}.

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I love the colors in this shirt; blues, green & burnt orange brighten things up a bit rather than sticking with darker tones for winter.

To make flannel more feminine, add a statement necklace with crystals or another sort of 'blingy' gemstone or material. I love this Jcrew Factory Crystal Petal Clusters necklace because it's neutral but dressy {and it's on sale!}

Flannel is perfect with cords, a skirt or your favorite pair of jeans. Pair it with a scarf or poncho with it to keep you extra warm and stylish. It's a laid-back, classic look that's comfy + cozy!