going nautical

Summer is here, the Fourth of July is around the corner, and the nautical trend is isn't going anywhere! I'm headed to the beach tomorrow {yay!} which makes today the perfect time to talk  about going nautical with your look this summer; when done right, nautical is timeless, classic + chic. Not to mention the perfect amount of preppy.

Here's how to get it right ::

  • Start with cool blue stripes. A thinner stripe can go horizontal or vertical, but if you go thicker, make sure it's vertical for slimming reasons.


Old Navy Cap-Sleeve Chiffon Blouse

  • Add a warm accessory or statement. Yes, you've got the BLUES, in essence, but don't go too crazy with it! Add some contrast with another color, particularly a warm one if your stripes are cool.

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get the look :: Kate Spade York Avenue Small City Duffle

  • Don't be too matchy. This is more of a *life rule* that just happens to also apply to the nautical trend. Don't match your shoes to the exact blue hue in your blouse. Don't do the matching earring / necklace set. Don't be afraid to add something bright and bold into your nautical look, like neon, or play around with complimentary colors.

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Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Neon Yellow

 So there you have it, nautical done right! This summer, pair your nautical with any denim; from white, to dark, to coral or mango.


Wishing you a happy Fourth of July week ahead! Tomorrow, we'll kick it off with our Beauty Giveaway, just in time for your sunny weekend plans. If you haven't entered, now is your LAST CHANCE! Click here and leave your comment to enter.

working girl wednesday :: printed pants

Happy Wednesday! Today we're focusing on a fun trend that just happens to be work-appropriate :: printed pants. I love adding a little something extra to an outfit, and printed pants are perfect for your more solid tops and subtle accessories. Some of my favorites are these ikat pants, from LOFT ::

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 Always wear wedges or heels with a wide-leg pant. This elongates your legs. Stay away from flats!

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 Always tuck your top into wider pants like this. It adds an accentuated waistline rather than looking wide, all the way from top to bottom. I added one of my go-to Kate Spade necklaces {past season} with a black pendant to pull the darker color in up top.

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 Add your favorite clutch and take this look from work, to out on the town!

Here's how you can score this look for yourself ::

LOFT pants

Shirt - same style

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Clutch {available in stores}

Don't forget to enter into our summer beauty giveaway! You could win your own Brightening CC Cream by Painted Earth Skincare. Click HERE to enter.

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,



These are a few of our favorite spring things...


Happy Hump Day, y'all! Today I'm sharing my Spring Wish List. From bags, to clothing, to beauty buys and more, these items are sure to make their way into my hands before spring is through...

First up, this to-die-for foldover leather clutch from K.slademade. I love the soft leather, the size, the color options and the fact that you can add a simple gold monogram to any bag!

K.slademade Foldover Clutch in Navy

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Second, the Stella & Dot Norah Pendant. Citrine is a must-have in your closet for spring, and trust me when I say that you can wear this beauty with EVERYTHING! From navy, to coral, to neutrals and patterns, the Norah is the perfect necklace to take you into spring & summer.

Stella & Dot Norah Pendant

Next on the list is one of my splurges :: Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for Tory Burch! The heel height of the Savannah Wedge is perfect for a sweet daytime dress, andtaking it into the night with a white skinny jean or fun skirt.

SPLURGE :: Tory Burch Savannah Wedge

The fourth thing on my wish list is a beauty buy. Too Faced "Return of Sexy" eye palette is full of bright colors that I'm dying to experiment with this spring. I love a pop of bright eye color blended in with other neutrals; especially those fuchsia tones. Radiant Orchid, anyone?

Too Faced "Return of Sexy" Eye Palette

I always say that if I were forced to only shop at one store for the rest of my life, it would be Anthropologie. {I could go into the reasoning behind this, but I will keep it short and sweet by saying that they carry all of the basic necessities, plus the prettiest patterns and the most unique, compliment-receiving pieces} So naturally, there are a few {okay, twenty} things on my spring wish list from Anthro.

Everyone needs florals in their closet this spring. This skirt will help do that. It's girly, pretty and flattering. I would pair it with a navy and white striped tee, or a silky white blouse for a simple, put-together chic look.

Anthropologie Pomme Blossom Skirt

Last, but certainly not least on my Wish List is some pretty gear to {hopefully} inspire me to work out! Great justification, right? And let's be honest - I will be hanging around my house in this even if I don't make it to the gym! The color is perfect for spring and I love the built-in bra. Lulu Lemon works her magic once again!

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Lulu Lemon Tuck Me In Tank

What's on your spring wish list? I could have gone on all day... We'd love to hear from you!

Stay Stylish,


Thursday's Tip :: Tone on Tone

Try mixing it up in your wardrobe without having to shop :: The tone-on-tone look. Pair some of your similarly-toned pieces together. Tone on tone can be done with a shirt and a necklace, cardigan & shirt, etc. Simply choose a piece in your closet that you like the color of, and then choose an accessory that has the same tone, yet not in the exact same shade. {i.e., a turquoise sweater with a pale turquoise/mint necklace, or a pale purple blouse with a plum blazer}

Courtney did this with the Pantone Color of 2014, Radiant Orchid. Styling an orchid dress with a darker-toned cardigan is one way of rocking the tone on tone look ::

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Here are some other tone-on-tone looks to inspire you ::

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What are your favorite tone-on-tone looks? We'd love to hear from you. You can hashtag #toneontone on social media and tag us, @lifestyledatlanta on Instagram or visit our facebook page.

Wishing you a stylish Thursday! The weekend is almost here!

2014 Color of the Year :: Radiant Orchid

Yes, I know it's February... but it doesn't make it too late to discuss the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year! Announced at the beginning of January, it is... drum roll... Radiant Orchid! I am loving this color, which I describe as a lovely sunny mix between fuchsia & lavender. It is flattering on virtually any skin tone and is sure to brighten up any blustery day. AND, I'm not only loving the fashion aspect of it -- I'm inspired to put pops of radiant orchid in my home, on my nails and in my makeup palette!

Here's some of my favorite radiant orchid inspiration; from pants, to pumps, to polish ::


I think this color is going to be perfect for spring, and you can bet it will be making more features on the blog in the upcoming spring months! We'd love to hear from you - share your favorite radiant orchid looks with us!

Use the hashtag #radiantorchid & tag @lifestyledatlanta on Instagram and show us how you're wearing it or incorporating it into your home.


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