It’s always nice when a popular trend sticks around long enough to become more readily accessible and affordable to the masses. I remember when statement necklaces became increasingly fashionable a few years ago and they were pretty pricey. Designs were dominated by high-end brands like Dannijo, Ben Amun, and Tim Binns but now the highly covetable closet staple can be found everywhere from Barney’s to Target. I have compiled a few of my favorite styles all for less than $100. Now you can truly start your summer off with a statement!
It’s a bittersweet feeling when I come across yet another luxury designer to covet. I’m always excited to discover something new and beautiful but the price tag is usually a downer. Case in point, the gorgeous handbags by M2Malletier. This Barcelona-based brand is known for its minimalistic designs and infamous needle-like handle. The architectural designs paired with a superb quality of leather creates a winning combo of alluring handbags.
I love the subtle mint color of this bag. Absolutely perfect for spring!
This has a roomier square shape and the creamy tan color makes this a timeless classic you can carry for years.
Get a little feisty with this funkadelic hologram look. I also love the octagonal shape of this purse for an even edgier look.
I love this juicy purple color and the elongated shape is a sleek choice for an evening event.
If your feeling caliente, this coral is a great option for a fun vacay!
For more info or to purchase one of these beauties you can go to the website or net-a-porter.com.
I know. I know. You are probably so tired of hearing about Kim Kardashian and Kimye. You can’t turn on the the t.v. or radio without hearing about their upcoming nuptials in Paris, but you have to admit that they have been looking really good lately. The paps can’t get enough of this dazzling couple. I have really never been a huge fan of Kim K’s style but I do think Kanye has had somewhat of a good influence on her by toning her down a little. Whether it’s Kanye or becoming a new mom, her style is definitely evolving for the better. Here she is stepping out in Paris for ice cream with the fam while getting ready for her big day. I love this military style bandeau dress by Givenchy and Guiseppe Zanotti booties. Her slicked back hairstyle really polishes off the look. We can’t all afford $2million wedding gowns so I have offered a more affordable option to get the look.
How do you feel about Kim K’s new style? Would you rock this look?
A shirtdress is something I always considered to be an essential piece for a a work wardrobe. A belted shirtdress paired with pumps is a perfect work outfit because it’s conservative enough for an office setting but a bit more relaxed and comfortable than suit or blouse and skirt. What I didn’t realize is how many varieties of shirtdresses are out there which makes it a truly versatile option for many different occasions.
This crisp, white Rag & Bone dress is sweet and edgy making it a great look to take from work to happy hour.
This sophisticated lace-inset beauty by Catherine Malandrino would be perfect for a cocktail party or an evening wedding.
You can’t go wrong with a safari style dress for a perfectly chic and relaxed weekend look.
I love a dress with a masculine feel especially when paired with some uber high stilettos for an irresistibly sexy look.
I love this polo shirtdress by Tory Burch. It would look really cute with some slip-on sneakers or some Chuck Taylors.
A sleeveless dress is a great option for a summer backyard BBQ or wear it with a light military jacket to transition into fall.
This super flirty, pleated, chambray dress is perfect for a first date to draw just enough attention to your gorgeous legs.
I have not seen many maxi shirtdress options but I love this Vince one with this super sexy slit.
What’s your shirtdress style? Feel free to share your looks and be featured on the blog.
Wedding season continues with another beautiful outdoor wedding. This time the venue was at the picturesque Fox Hall Sporting Club and Resort in Douglasville, GA. I was excited to finally wear this floral Peter Pilotto for Target dress for a beautiful garden wedding. Just take a look at the stunning background!
The colorful floral print on this dress just really popped in the garden setting. Black jewelry accents were a fun way to wear statement jewelry without taking any attention away from the eye-catching dress.
A view of the reception hall and guests eagerly awaiting the bride’s arrival.
Posing with my husband Mr. GQ.
The lovely ladies. I apparently didn’t get the memo to wear turquoise or cream…lol!
The glowing bride!
Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Jason Pettie!
I was wearing….
Dress: Peter Pilotto for Target. Necklace: Banana Republic. Cuff: Tory Burch. Shoes: BCBGeneration. Watch: Michele.
White handbags are a definite must-have for the summer. The satchel bag is a great versatile style you can use on a daily basis. The Givenchy bag on the left is gorgeous but is priced well over $1000. That’s a lot of dough to spend on an item you will use for only a few months out of the year. Not to mention it is a pain to keep clean. The Charles & Keith purse on the right is under $100 and is just as cute. Will you splurge on this summer trend or save your $$$ for the steal?
Last weekend was a busy, fun-filled weekend. Along with having house guests and going to a wedding, I had the great pleasure of hosting a Chloe + Isabel jewelry trunk show for two good friends. The party was held at my favorite shoe shop, Happy Feet Boutique. We had discounted pedicures and shoes as well as snacks and boozy lemonade!
I will admit that I was not aware of Chloe + Isabel until my dear friends introduced me to it and ….I love it! What I feel that makes this jewelry line stand out from its competitors are the attention to detail, like their logo on the earring backings. It also features a wide variety styles that can appeal to any taste.
Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the gorgeous items.
LIndsey and I enjoying some boozy lemonade
I just love this bright, floral statement necklace. Perfect for summer!
I love the vintage feel of this necklace. They also have an entire art deco line with some really beautifully unique pieces.
This necklace is on my personal must-have list.
If you see something you like or would like to see more, visit their website.
It is definitely wedding season! I have back to back outdoor weddings over the next two weekends so I had to get my wedding guest attire in order. The first wedding was at Serenbe Farms. It’s a beautiful self-sustainable, eco-friendly community about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta. Even though there was a threat of rain, I wanted to wear a bright and fun color combo like yellow & turquoise. This is the first bright yellow dress I’ve ever worn. What do you think?
The turquoise accents are a nice cool complement to the hot yellow color.
These gorgeous Vince Camuto wedges were gifted to me by my wonderful friend and owner of Happy Feet Boutique.
Thanks for the lovely photos Valerie Peach!
Photo courtesy of Bar Method Atlanta
Posing with my fellow Bar Method Atlanta babes. We were definitely bringing it!
A tranquil setting for the wedding at Serenbe.
The happy couple! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Michael Beam!