the summer sweater

Okay - it's officially summer here in Atlanta. The hot temps are here to stay! Today I'm sharing the "summer sweater;" a way to rock the sweater look while still keeping cool. I love this 7 For All Mankind cap sleeve metallic sweater. It is airy and breezy, has a metallic sheen and can be dressed up or down. Here I've paired it with my 7FAM army green denim {blog post on these to come soon!}




What I love most about this summer sweater is that it gives you another top option other than your standard summer silky top. It is just as lightweight and breathable, yet allows you an alternative to those go-to's in your closet! In fact, it just may become one.

Here are some other fab summer sweaters that you can add to your wardrobe ::

Tina Sweater by Walter Baker, Lord & Taylor

Fine Gauge Cut-Out Sweater Shell, Express

Andrea Fenzi Sweater,

So rock the {summer} sweater this season! If you would like to receive a 30% off discount card towards your 7 For All Mankind purchase, simply follow @lifestyledatlanta on Instagram and like + comment on today's blog post photo. The first 5 commenters will receive the cards!

Coming up tomorrow... my birthday wish list! TGIAF {Thank goodness it's almost FRIDAY!}


spotlight :: addiction jewelry

TGIF and Happy Memorial Day weekend! Today I'm spotlighting a new favorite jewelry line of mine :: Addiction Jewelry by Nazy Rad. I love stacking these beaded bracelets that are all the rage and can now be found in Bloomingdale's! These coral, gold and citrine bracelets are now my go-to ::



Here's a kickstart to your long weekend! Addiction jewelry {already discounted on their website} is offering an extra 20% off exclusively for LIFEstyled readers! While their new site is under construction, simply visit and browse HERE and enter the code "LIFESTYLED" at checkout. Code valid through next Sunday, June 1st.

Here are some of my personal favorites :: Screen shot 2014-05-23 at 8.33.24 AMScreen shot 2014-05-23 at 8.33.40 AMScreen shot 2014-05-23 at 8.34.40 AMScreen shot 2014-05-23 at 8.35.29 AMScreen shot 2014-05-23 at 8.36.45 AMScreen shot 2014-05-23 at 8.37.45 AM

Happy Shopping and Happy Weekend!

Until Tuesday,


the maxi dress {& painted earth giveaway winner!}

Everyone needs a maxi dress in their summer wardrobe. This easy-to-throw-on, chic & put-together look is so versatile; dress it up or down, take it from day to night, and accessorize in all sorts of different ways. Here are a few tips to go by when choosing a maxi ::

  • Find one that hits you between the ankle and the top of the foot. That gives you the ability to pair both flats/sandals as well as wedges/heels with the dress. You don't want to buy a dress that is so long that you have to wear a heel with it every time.
  • On that note, be sure to stay away from dresses that hit you mid-calf. This cuts your legs in half and gives you the illusion of wider and shorter legs; a look no one wants to achieve!
  • A defined waist is the way to go. Don't choose a maxi that hangs and doesn't accentuate your shape. Find one that defines the small of your waist and hits under the bust line for the ultimate figure-flattery. This goes for all shapes, especially larger busted ladies and petites.

 Here are some of my favorite maxi dresses for all your summer occasions ::

Splurge :: Anthropologie

Save :: Old Navy

Mid-price :: Jessica Simpson. Vertical stripes lead the eye up and down, creating a slimming effect.

Mid-Price Range :: Eliza J. Flattering neckline, and wide dark band around waistline gives illusion of a smaller waist.

Save :: Old Navy,  the LBMD {Little Black Maxi Dress}

A strapless option with a flattering chevron pattern, Nordstrom.

You can never go wrong with a red. Perfect for a night out, Topshop.

And now, the winner of last week's Painted Earth Baked Mineral Blush giveaway! Drumroll please... Ashley O'Dea! Congratulations, you are the new owner of Painted  Earth Apricot Swirl Mineral Blush {a $36 value}! Simply email with your address and we'll get it in the mail to you. Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for another giveaway coming soon!

Stylishly Yours,




thursday's beauty giveaway!

Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend, so hang in there! Today we're making your Thursday a little brighter with another beauty giveaway from Painted Earth Skincare & Cosmetics. I have been using this Moulin Rouge Baked Mineral Blush in Apricot Swirl for a few weeks now and I am IN LOVE.



It has an iridescence to it which gives your face a finished, soft & all-over smooth look after using it. I apply it over my powder and a little bronzer to give my cheeks a pretty pink finish.


The apricot swirl is a soft pink, so it's not too bright or overpowering. Perfect for light makeup during the day or taking into the night, this blush gives you the perfect natural look.


And, it's great for both fair & tan skin; you can see here where I applied to the underneath of my arm, where my skin is more fair, and then to my hand which is tan after spending time at the beach!



This Baked Mineral Blush can a sunny addition to your spring & summer makeup palette! To enter to win, simply leave a comment below. A winner will be drawn on Monday, April 28th so stay tuned to see if you're the lucky one!

Until tomorrow,


spring beauty giveaway!

Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014, and that doesn't mean it has to end with fashion. I'm bringing this fun purple-y hue to the face with Painted Earth Skincare's "Orchid Luxury LipstickPolychromatic Eyeshadow in "Purple Night". I absolutely love this brand for so many reasons; one of them being that was started right here in Atlanta. All of their products are natural & organic, so you can feel good about wearing their cosmetics and using their skincare. Scroll down to the bottom for the details on this BEAUTY GIVEAWAY!

I am loving radiant orchid this spring. It is such a flattering color on virtually any skin tone and hair color. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about trying this lipstick. I tend to stick to corals and reds, so I have never gone towards the purple side! After using it once, I was in love. The orchid lipstick is not only a great shade for lips, but it glides on so easily and looks smooth & creamy.




Here's my orchid lip & eye look ::



Finished product!

How would you like Painted Earth's Orchid Lipstick & Purple Night Eyeshadow for yourself? They can be yours, free!

Enter into our giveaway between now and Monday morning by commenting on our facebook page, "Pick me!"


 re-gram the Instagram photo  & use the hashtag : #orchidlipsgiveaway

The winner will be picked on Monday {4/14} and you will receive a Luxury Lipstick in Orchid along with a Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Purple Night {$30.50 + shipping value}

*note - all of my makeup used in this post is Painted Earth. I will be sharing more products with you each week, so be sure to stay tuned for giveaways, tutorials, reviews & more!

Stylishly Yours,