9.27.2014

Skinny Denim & Studded Shoes










Leather Jacket: Zara, Blouse: Zara (old), Necklace: House of Harlow 1960
denim: Rag & Bone, sandals: Jeffrey Campbell, bag: H&M, bracelet: Margaret Elizabeth

I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend so far! The pics above are the second shoot by my new friend and fabulous photographer Nicole of Carnaggio Photography. With this shoot we went for a more casual look versus our last one when I was wearing the backless, fringed dress, see that post here.

I started this look with a pair of ankle length Rag & Bone dark denim, and for a touch of glam added my Jeffrey Campbell studded sandals. Even though the day we shot these wasn't quite jacket weather, I couldn't resist adding my favorite Zara leather jacket thrown over the shoulders. For some sparkle my jewelry consisted of a really cool leather necklace by House of Harlow, and a fun, slim bracelet by Margaret Elizabeth. I actually hadn't even heard of the later until I received the piece in one of my more recent RocksBox's (which, BTW, you really need to check out!). 

I'm extremely happy with these shots because as I've mentioned before Nicole is very good at what she does. We were actually losing light when these were taken but you would never know it by how good she is with her camera and some lighting. Also, Nicole and three of her friends recently started a blog of their own that you just have to check out! It's called Twyn Blog and it consists of everything from recipes to fashion to online dating, but as it's fairly new I'm sure they'll be posting about everything under the sun!


9.26.2014

Street Walking








Here we have another picture heavy post since I'm so indecisive on which photos to post when they all look so good! These were taken by my favorite husband/wife team EJ Photography (seriously, click that link, they are the most beautiful couple!). We met downtown on 2nd Avenue North and Eric and Jamie got to work taking pictures, each of them at different angles. They also shot the BCBG Sak's event I took part in. They are such an amazing team and can really catch the beauty in whatever or wherever they're shooting. I'm very partial to this part of Birmingham and really hope to see the day when our downtown really blows up. If you've never been to Bham it's downtown area isn't really what you'd expect when compared to others but even in the year I've been here I can see that's changing. Click below to see the rest of these awesome shots...

9.21.2014

Wild Horses




H&M Black Fedora


 Because this post is very picture heavy (I couldn't decide on my favorites, they're all so wonderful!).
So to see the rest, please click the "Read more" button on the lower left. At the end of the post I will give you all the details on what I'm wearing, where we shot and also the details on this fab photographer.

9.18.2014

Nanette Lepore Coming to Saks Birmingham (+ F/W 2014 & S/S 2015 Favorites)

 Left: Pink CoatHandloom Shift Dress, Middle: Dress, Right: Skirt

I'm super excited because next week designer Nanette Lepore will be at Saks Fifth Avenue right here in Birmingham! Yay! She has got to be one of my Fashion Week favorites because not only are her clothes beautiful but they aren't too bad price-wise either! Above you will see my nine favorite looks from her Fall collection, some available now. So if you're in the area, please join me at Saks on September 25th from 5-8. Official invite below:


My favorite looks from the new Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Just gorgeous!


9.14.2014

Alliance - The Stylish Watch


One thing I rarely buy is a watch. And I love watches! I miss the days of looking at your wrist to tell the time instead of whipping out our cell phones. And a men's watch on a woman = perfection to me at least. Or, you know, it looks just as cool on a man as well.
Then I was introduced to the Victorinox Swiss Army watch. Pretty utilitarian and cool if you ask me. I especially love how this version comes equipped with the famous Victorinox red second hand as well as the Automatic inscription on the dial. It just gives it a little pop of color. And you have your choice of two bracelets and two faces. For the bracelets you can choose from tanned black leather (my favorite!) or satined steel. As for the face you can choose from eggshell or dark gray. Here are the links to the different versions of the watch: the leather wristband with gray face, leather wristband and eggshell face, steel band and gray face and the version with the steel band and eggshell face. These watches will last forever and make a fantastic gift or yourself or your loved ones.




I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine

9.11.2014

Black & White in Mt. Laurel













Zara Pleated Skirt (worn as a dress ala Olivia Palermo)-Similar, here and here, Zara Handbag, 

Ever since I started working with different Birmingham photographers I've got to see parts of Birmingham I usually wouldn't. For example these were taken in the town of Mt. Laurel which reminds me of back home in Rosemary Beach. Super cute town with a bunch of shops and restaurants, which, when I have more time, I'm definitely planning on going back to do some actual shopping.

These photos were taken by the super talented Eric Gray of Eric Gray Photography. He's very good at what he does and just the nicest guy! You should definitely also check out his Website and Instagram. Here's what he has said about his work: 

"As a photographer, my goal is to capture a moment, to find beauty in the details and bring a point of view to each image. I love when my work gives my subject a sense of pride, stirs a memory or even creates one. Whether it's family, fashion, corporate events or perhaps shooting that classic car you're so passionate about, I want to showcase the best in my subject."

As for what I'm wearing, I pulled a tip out of Olivia Palermo's Fashion Handbook and wore my pleated Zara skirt as a dress. In keeping with the black and white of the skirt I paired my Schutz Chevron Pumps and black Zara handbag with Spiked top handle. I also wore my Rose Golde Hand Chain which is just beautiful and I won in a blog giveaway thrown by a local blogger Heather of My Life Well Loved

Until next time...