Fridays are always fun. Emery doesn’t have daycare and I try to wrap up my work projects as early as possible so we can find an adventure for the day. On this particular day, our to-do list included shopping in Rosemary Beach. How fun! Since I had to stop in to drop off a printing project, I figured we would browse the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and shop for a new bathing suit for Emery.
This girl was a little grumpy when I woke her up from a nap, but a lunch date at Cowgirl Kitchen (and their Mac n Cheese) made it all better.
I love getting the Nachos with extra fresh jalapeño, but today I ate every bite of the Drunken Shrimp Tacos. They are so good I could eat them twice.
With full bellies, we strolled next door to Gigi’s Fabulous Kids’ Fashion & Toys. This store just puts a smile on your face. Bright-colored toys and games overflow onto Main Street and adorable clothes, toys and accessories fill the store. This is Emery’s “Mommy, can we please go in here?” dance.
Emery loved the model train that makes its way around a track on the ceiling. She took time to look at every item in the store – even the boys section – and carefully picked out her favorite swimsuit. Eenie meanie miney mo!
Of course, all the toys in the store are like a dream come true for a kid. Gigi’s even has retro games I remember like a See & Say, View Master and Slinky. I told her to narrow it down to just one favorite.
How could I say no? After Gigi’s, we wandered down to Eastern Green with Emery running her heart out. I love the way everyone just parks their bicycles on the green before running down to the beach (located just beyond the dune here).
As usual, it was a beautiful 30A day. The white sand is magic!
I love this view of the town from the boardwalk with The Pensione Inn (the red building) on the left and The Pearl on the right.
We decided we better finish our errands and hightail it home so we could enjoy an afternoon in the sun. I couldn’t resist peeking into Willow Boutique as we strolled back to the car. The bright prints they have in stock right now are so fun and I love anything Mara Hoffman.
After one super quick stop at Fitz & Emme (where Emery played tea party while I browsed the clothes), we headed home for fun in the sun.
That’s one happy customer and one happy mama!
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!
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.
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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.
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.
via We Heart It
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
If there’s one thing I can’t turn down it’s an event that involves shopping and adult beverages. Cue Shop Sandestin‘s Passport to Fashion event last night. All of the Sandestin Family of Retail Shops were open exclusively to stylish VIPs for a fun fashion tour of Barefoot Princess, Island Clothiers, Sandestin Gear, Toys & Treasures and Coconut Kids.
(photo above by Sara Lyn Photography)
At each store, we browsed the latest fall fashion, sipped delicious (and much-needed!) wine and noshed on the tastiest bites including my favorites Prosciutto wrapped Dates with Smoked Almonds and Goat Cheese and Shrimp Cocktail Skewers. We had our passport stamped at each stop and turned in the completed invite for a chance to win a $1500-value Ultimate Sandestin Staycation.
I loved catching up with friends like Sarah Powers of Closetini. Check out her blog and Instagram for daily doses of outfit inspiration. I just love her style! I’m wearing the Lilly Pulitzer Elsa Top in Va Voom Purple that I bought at Barefoot Princess a few weeks back. If you can’t stop by the store in person, you can find it online here.
AND since 10% of proceeds of all sales went directly to the Sandestin Foundation for Kids, I couldn’t resist snagging this colorful Trina Turk top on a major deal. I’d say the night was definitely a success!
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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!
/ Jeans: H&M
/ Bag: Philip Lim for Target / Shoes: BCBGeneration (snagged at TJ Maxx) similar here
/ Watch: Michael Kors
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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:
Checking out Emerging Designer shows including winner Ashlie Ming’s feminine edgy style:
Getting a backstage view:
Adding this dress from the Alys Shoppe to my wish list:
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 30a.com / Ophelia Swimwear Bikini Brunch:
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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
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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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