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30A Street Style Ezine | Pre-Spring


Another labor of love complete, y’all. I’m so excited to share the latest issue of the 30A Street Style e-zine with all of you. This is one of my favorite times of year, as we all get ready for the busy spring and summer seasons ahead. I worked so hard to try to capture that buzz and excitement through style. Take a look and read through the issue to fall in love with fresh fashion from 30A and beyond. I’d love to hear what you think!

Gold Pumps Under $100

Gold Pumps under $100
Okay, I lied. They’re not all under $100, but seven out of eight isn’t bad. My obsession with gold continues as I’ve been searching for the perfect metallic pump. While I’ve been leaning toward yellow gold in other things like jewelry and decor, I kind of like the silvery shade of the ones toward the bottom. And gold sequined shoes? Stop. I think I’m in trouble. Which ones are your favorite?

BCBG Paris Jaze Metallic d’Orsay Pump $59.95
Kate Spade Jess Pump $298
Boutique 9 Pacey Pump $59.95
Sam Edelman Celia $50
Forever 21 Disco Darling Pumps $30
Corso Como Adhere $67
Nine West Gold Sequin Pump $80
Badgley Mischka – Humbie – Glitter Platform Pump $200 SALE $100

Casual Luxury: Sequin Tops Under $50

Though holiday celebrations and new year’s toasts are wrapped, I can’t seem to get enough sequins and sparkle. I love the idea of jazzing up everyday casual styles with a little bling so I’ve been searching for another sequin top that I can dress up or down. The ideal top is one that could be at home on the playground with jeans and flats or paired with pants or a skirt for work. I like keeping the palette neutral and the material basic so the sequins stand out in a simple way. Here are a few favorites under $50 that I’m mulling over.

Casual Sequin Tops

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Emery Style: Polka Dots and Boyfriend Jeans

Emery is rocking the boyfriend jeans look today. Also known as “need-to-do-laundry-so-let’s-wear-jeans-you-haven’t-grown-into-yet” look. What do you think?

30A Street Style Fall / Winter E-zine


I’m a happy, happy girl today! Have you ever experienced a magical moment of synergy? When something so impulsive and spur-of-the-moment becomes something amazing and exciting? It was an idea that popped up out of nowhere, “Hey, let’s make a magazine. Wouldn’t that be fun?” That’s essentially how the very first issue of 30A Street Style came about on a whim this summer.  Sometimes recreating those totally awesome unplanned moments don’t always work and I’ve been trying to organize the follow up to what was an out-of-the-blue debut. We had so much positive feedback and enthusiasm that I didn’t want to put out a second e-zine unless it was as good or better than the first. What eventually came together is an issue that I truly love and am so proud of. It has fashion. It has real people. It has our gorgeous beaches. It has usable tips. And (I think) it has fun. At the very least, I had fun creating it. I was lucky enough to chat with the lovely Cassie Kelley of Womanista, the talented Mychael Knight of Project Runway, local blogger Sarah Powers of Closetini and put together plenty of fun fashion with my girl Caitlyn Ward. Please take a moment to check it out and let me know what you think. Click here to jump to the full e-zine.


Craving: Sequin Skirts

Maybe it’s the fact that the holiday season essentially starts now or just that these are so pretty and sparkly. Either way, sequin skirts are just irresistible.


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Craving Sequin Skirts

I think my favorite is the midi length version, pictured third.

Left to Right:

Limited Sequin Pencil Skirt $69.50

BCBGMAXZAZRIA Edna Sequin Skirt $59.60

River Island Sequin Dirndle Skirt $62.69 at Asos

Line & Dot Sirene Sequin Skirt $168 at Anthropologie

Fall Floral and Fiery Lips

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I’m normally one to rock a soft neutral lip or a girly pink, but my new navy and red blouse was enough to send me straight to the red lip zone. I actually found a red lipstick I’d purchased this time last year and used just once. It was a near-perfect match to the fiery orange-red of the dark floral print of this top and I even applied it in the car with just the rearview mirror. The vividness is a lot for my normal look, but I kind of love it. I also adore pairing navy and black together so I wore jeans and my tried-and-true black suede pumps with this look to dress it up a bit. It’s hard to tell but the blouse has a faux-leather patch on the shoulder. Even better? It’s a total bargain. Scroll down for the link!
Outfit Details:
Top: Target  /  Jeans: H&M  /  Bag: Philip Lim for Target  /  Shoes: BCBGeneration (snagged at TJ Maxx) similar here  /  Watch: Michael Kors

South Walton Fashion Week 2013

South Walton Fashion Week has just wrapped up and all I can say is “Wow!” From the trunk shows, to the runway shows, to talented emerging designers, to super sweet celebrity judges and, of course, all the amazing style, I feel like I’ve just woken up from a fabulous fashion dream. We’re doing a full wrap-up report in the next issue of 30A Street Style, but for now, here’s a glance of what my week looked like.

Getting country glam for the Southern Fashion House / DeJa Vu Stores / Judith March Boots & Bubbly party:


With talented designer Stephanie Carter of Southern Fashion House / DeJa Vu Stores / Judith March:


Hanging with my new friend Michela, MADE in the Deep South designer, at SFH headquarters:


With the lovely Cassie McConnell Kelley of Womanista blog:


Caitlyn and I chatted up Mychael Knight of Project Runway fame and now also of Project Runway All-Stars.




Sporting my new favorite black and white grid print blouse during Day 2 trunk shows:


Getting an insider recommendation on a lovely lipstick (YSL Volupte Candy No 4) at the Alys Shoppe:

YSL Volupte Candy no4

Checking out Emerging Designer shows including winner Ashlie Ming’s feminine edgy style:


Getting a backstage view:

Backstage at SWFW

Adding this dress from the Alys Shoppe to my wish list:IMG_5289

Seeing these totally awesome Jeffrey Campbell shoes:


Experiencing extreme bikini envy (and possibly hair envy) during the Ophelia show:

Celebrating a successful week at the Red Bar during the / Ophelia Swimwear Bikini Brunch:

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Celeb Style: Olivia Palermo Asos Dress

Olivia Palermo is know for mixing high and low items for a polished look whether she’s casual or dressed for a red carpet. She frequently wears pieces from H&M, Zara, Topshop and Asos along with higher-end clothing in her designer wardrobe. Here she wears the perfect dress to transition from summer to fall and it costs less than $70. Get the details below on her exact dress and similar accessories.

1. Asos Skater Dress in Paisley Print $67.50   |  2. Forever21 Zig Zag Waist Belt $6.80  |  3. Westward Leaning Sunglasses $165  |  4. Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Bag $395  |  5. Mossimo Veena Snake Print Ballet Flats $21.99

Outfit: Boho Coverup/Dress

Since I snagged this printed dress at Zara a few weeks ago, it’s been on constant rotation. I love the colors and the print, which is the perfect mix of country and bohemian. It makes this piece so versatile. I’ve worn it as a swim coverup, as a casual dress with flats and now, as a slightly more dressy look with heels. It’s still about 95 degrees every day at the beach so having something light and stylish goes a long way. I can definitely see this dress stretching into fall!
Dress: Zara  |  Necklace: vintage  |  Bag: DKNY found at Marshall’s  |  Shoes: Shoedazzle  |  Bracelet: Gold Chevron from Design Avenue

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