made in america :: part one

tassel necklacesHappy Monday! I hope everyone had a Happy Fourth of July and a relaxing weekend. Our beach trip is officially over, and I am still refusing to accept that it's back to the real world. Anyone else? So in honor of the great U.S.A., we're kicking off a series highlighting some of my favorite brands and products that are made right here in America...

Today for part one, I'm highlighting a fun little company based here in Atlanta that makes beaded tassel jewelry :: Just Peachy. Rachel with Just Peachy Blog is a fellow fashionista and her lovely tassel necklaces were a welcomed addition into my casual wardrobe! These are so easy and fun to throw on with anything from a tee, to a basic dress by adding some bright colors & some tribal flair.

calypso-18This  beaded necklace with hints of coral and lavender paired perfectly with a basic navy + white striped tee.calypso-20

How about this citrine green paired with fuchsia accents? Two of my favorite bright colors combined into one. Perfect for pairing with chambray and much more.calypso-57 {paired here with chambray LOFT romper}I am also loving Rachel's other tassel necklaces {like this peach tassel below}, some of which are available in her ETSY shop. {custom orders welcomed}Screen shot 2014-07-07 at 9.09.15 AM

LIFEstyled loves supporting local businesses and products! If you have any suggestions or own a business yourself, we'd love to hear from you!

Stay tuned tomorrow for part two of our 'Made in America' series, where I'm sharing my new favorite beach coverup and many more fab items from a fun Chicago company!

spotlight on :: calypso st. barth


Happy Wednesday, style lovers! Today is my Friday  and my hubby and I are flying down to the beach for some much-needed R&R this Fourth of July weekend. So today I'm bringing you some of my favorite looks from the beachy Calypso St. Barth. This line is ritzy  + unique + dreamy. It comes with a bit of a heftier price tag, but brings you lots of looks that you won't find elsewhere.

  • the silk dress

calypso-3calypso-8This bright teal silk dress is so light and airy; perfect for both day and night. It has the most intricate stitchings around the neckline in bright golds, pinks and blues to compliment.

Jenina Embroidered Silk Dress

  •  the morrocan maxi

calypso-35calypso-32calypso-33Y'all... this dress is everything. The pattern, the colors and the detailing are nothing short of fabulous. Perfect for dressing up and down, summer outings and taking into the fall with a jacket.

Farica Embroidered Cotton Maxi

  • casual stretch pant calypso-20I've always been a little iffy about this type of pants. I still won't say they are my go-to for flattery purposes, but man are they comfortable!! I would throw these babies on around the house or to run some errands. So lightweight and already pre-wrinkled for you moms. **A post on this cute tassel necklace coming up tomorrow!**Hudesa Stretch Silk Pant

Vella Stripe Linen Jersey Tank

  • the metallic tee

calypso-26calypso-28This has to be one of my favorite pieces. I love everything gold and metallic, and this simple tee is no exception. Easy for throwing on, layering and dressing up. Not to mention the perfect amount of metallic. Not too flashy, not too soft.

Anary Metallic Tee

  • the embellished teecalypso-41calypso-42This light peachy linen tee has gold sequins. Need I say more?Caprina Sequined Linen Tee

 And for all you Atlantans, be sure to check out Calypso St. Barth and their dreamy store at Westside Provisions District. We'll be back in a few days to kick off a new blog series, "Made in America," where I'll feature some of my favorite locally made products & companies. Wishing you a Happy Fourth of July and God Bless the U.S.A!

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.

beachy keen :: summer beach necessities

It's officially summer and we have been reminded of that with these sweltering {miserable!} temps in Atlanta. The kids are out of school, and that beach trip of your's may just be right around the corner! Today we're bringing you some simple beach necessities that will keep you cool, effortlessly stylish & beach-ready ::


  1. WHITE, LIGHT + AIRY BUTTONDOWN {like this one, from Anthropologie}
  2. CASUAL DENIM SHORT {like these, by Rebecca Taylor}
  3. TASSEL NECKLACE {like the Rayne necklace, by Kendra Scott}
  4. JEWELED SANDAL {like these, from JCrew}
  5. WEEKENDER BAG {like this elephant print, by Stella & Dot}
  6. STRAW HAT {like this one, from JCrew}
  7. BRIGHTENING CC CREAM by Painted Earth {I use this everyday!}
  8. THE PERFECT BEACH TOWEL {like this "Hello Sunshine" from Wayfair}

Now that you're beach-ready, all that's left to do is grab your favorite book, pack up and go!


What's your favorite beach read? I'd love for you to share... Comment below and you'll be entered to win my favorite Brightening CC Cream from Painted Earth! Put it on under your makeup everyday and brighten your complexion while protecting your face from the sun at the same time. Use it as your facial sunscreen at the beach and give yourself a flawless face while beaching it!

cover up in style this summer!

Happy Thursday! Although it's a little dreary in Atlanta, we're talking about our favorite cover-ups for some fun in the sun this summer! What is your favorite swimsuit without a fabulous cover-up to enhance it? Here are our picks to help you stay stylish at the pool or beach this summer ::

Madewell Embroidered Siesta Cover-Up

French Connection Angela Floral Cover-Up

Vince Camuto Hoodie Cover-Up

Mara Hoffman Garlands Printed Chiffon Cover-Up

Stripe Convertible Cover-Up Dress

Anthropologie Drop-Waist Cover-Up

Echo Design Chartreuse Cover-Up

So cover up in style this summer! I hope you'll be enjoying some fun in the sun soon.

Until tomorrow!


travel + beach chic :: resortwear edition

I've had multiple requests for a blog post featuring things to wear during your summer travels; whether you're cruising or visiting a tropical resort, headed to Europe or headed to the beach down the road! We've got you covered for your tropical summer travels.

  • Resort-y patterns. Yes, I just made that term up. But you know the look. When you see it, you think of the beach! The fabric is light and airy and the patterns make you think of Morocco or somewhere exotic. I'm loving this Anthropologie top {on sale now!} Pair it with fun shorts, a skirt, or rock the white-on-white look for a night out ::



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Anthropologie top, JCrew necklace, LOFT pants

I am loving all of the resortwear patterns at Anthropologie right now. Here are some of my favorites; all things flowy, silky and colorfully patterned ::

Jardin Swing Tank

Archivist Tee

Ombre Silk Tee

  • The long red dress :: perfect for a night out, a fresh tan + a little fun! This ASOS dress fits the bill. I'm also loving all of their red dresses; perfectly flowy, airy and beachy.

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ASOS dress {similar one HERE}, Stella & Dot bangles

ASOS Textured Maxi

Lord & Taylor Grecian Maxi

Shopbop Split-V Maxi

  • Coin + Fringe Jewelry :: the perfect accessory to your colorful + patterned resortwear.
  • Colorful Scarves :: for a chilly night or as an accessory, you can't go wrong. The Stella & Dot collection is resortwear fab!



tropical scarf {similar one HERE}


Forever 21 Hammered Coin Necklace

Stella & Dot Makena Pendant Necklace

Stella & Dot Avalon Fringe Necklace {on sale!}

ASOS Zodiac Coin Necklace

Stella & Dot Frida Scarf

Stella & Dot Palm Springs Scarf

So for all of you jet-setters who are traveling this summer, I hope these resortwear tips help! We'd love to see your travel chic outfits on Instagram and Facebook. Simply tag us @lifestyledatlanta, or post on our Facebook page!