Southern Chic Style

- Best Boots for Fall from the Runway -

What girl doesn’t get excited about boot weather every year? Well, the runways in February were full of great fall shoe trends including boots, boots, and more boots. The skinny heels are fewer and far between with heels going flat or chunky. And, Fall is here!

From over-the-knee to ankle boots, you’re bound to find a style or two you need in your Fall/Winter wardrobe. Don’t shy away from the over-the-knee options for fear of looking like a street walker. It’s all about the other clothing pieces you add. Stay conservative on top and you’ll find over-the-knee boots to be a favorite. We also saw Military style combat lace up boots and ankle boots all in flat heights on the runway. Enjoy the flatter trend and give your feet a break this Fall. It’s ok to wear these boots with dresses, skirts, and your typical skinny jeans and leggings. There’s a “punk” feel to the shoes you’ll see in stores and online, and I’ll have different ways to style the trends throughout the season for you on Southern Chic Style.

SHOP Over-the-knee, Combat, and Ankle boots for Fall:

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- Save the Date: David Peck USA and JW Marriott -
David Peck USA and JW Marriott Houston Downtown will debut a new wardrobe program for hotel associates in a two-part fashion show at the new luxury hotel on September 29, 2014. And, you’re invited!! 
The two-part event will feature a runway presentation of the Wardrobe Program and David Peck USA Fall 2014 Collection with a cocktail reception to follow at JW Marriott Downtown Houston. You don’t want to miss the Houston based designer’s Fall Collection… It’s amazing!
To join in on this HUGE event, be sure to RSVP to rsvp@davidpeckusa.com. Not only will you get a first glimpse at the hotel wardrobe line, but you’ll also get to check out the brand new hotel.
So very proud of how far David Peck has come and honored to have the pleasure of watching his business grow!  

- Game Day Glam -

Whether you like football or just like hanging out with people who like to watch football, you don’t have to don a jersey to show your support for your team. So many women these days enjoy football season for either social reasons or just for the love of football - and in the south we pretty much grow up cheering on our college teams from diapers. For me, not only did I grow up cheering on LSU and the Saints, but having 4 brothers, football was a family affair. 

From shorts and tops in your team’s colors to accessories pulling it all together, you can then incorporate these pieces into your everyday wardrobe without looking like you’re headed to a game. Think red, white, and blue everything if you’re a Texans, Patriots, or Giants fan, black and gold (which works well with the gold pieces for LSU) for the Saints, red and gold for the USC or Seminoles fan, blue and orange for Florida… and on and on. 

LSU kicked off their season here in Houston and of course we had to be there. A purple Free People tank, Alice + Olivia gold caddy cuff shorts, Gold Kate Spade sandals, purple and gold Kendra Scott earrings, gold Gorjana necklace, Eddie Borgo ring, and purple and gold Tom Ford sunnies were perfect for the warm day. The top photo above is from the now named NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant) with a great background of downtown Houston.

SHOP purple and gold pieces with a few other colors thrown in:

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- Designer Collaboration: Altuzarra for Target -

Ready for Target's next designer collaboration? Well, today's the day! The 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year winner Joseph Altuzarra brings saavy shoppers a collection for “a woman who is sophisticated, confident, and not afraid to express herself with fashion,” says the designer. You'll see tailored jackets, body con silhouettes, trench coats, edgy workwear, and sexy silhouettes (including Altuzarra’s first lingerie piece). 

While many are currently sold out on Target's website, don't give up on it just yet. Some of my favorites below are still available, but if you love a certain few pieces, check back periodically for the returns that will trickle in from online orders.

Shop a few of my favorites from Altuzarra for Target:

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- Dressed to the 9s: A Roaring 20s Affair -

Well, last week was a complete whirlwind between the normal full time job, manager with me for a day, preparation for the Junior League of Houston Opening Style Show, and then the show itself… all crunched into 3 little days since Monday was a holiday. So, if you were wondering where I was hiding, chairing the JLH Opening Style Show was that rock under which I hid :) This is the anniversary of 90 years of the Junior League of Houston (1925), so “Dressed to the 9s: A Roaring 20s Affair” theme celebrated the milestone.

You may have kept up with the excitement on Instagram, but I wanted to share with you all the wonderful 1 day, 2 show event that I was so overjoyed to have been a part of. Local Houston boutique TOOTSIES provided the amazing Fall fashions for the occasion and hit it out of the park with makeup for the models provided by Vanity Lounge and hair by Azur Salon. See, the Junior League’s Opening Style Show consists of volunteer models that year after year rock the runway. Each of these ladies works (most full-time) and gives of their time to help further the Junior League of Houston’s mission. And, TOOTSIES did an incredible job of dressing each volunteer in outfits that flattered and were on trend from contemporary pieces to high end designer. 

For the evening show, TOOTSIES Creative Director Fady Armanious was there to show some of the Fall Trends before they hit the runway: 60s inspiration, Fur and Feathers, Knit Dressing, Bordeaux, Fringe, Metallics, Athletic Wear, Moto Jackets, Crossbody Bags, and Pointed Toe Pumps while guests received a “Fady’s Five Fall Faves” on their table to enjoy (complete with the most incredible small YSL crossbody bag in red).

My entire Special Events Team along with the Tea Room Director, Development Vice President, and Junior League President were all adorned in luxurious jewels from one of the Junior League of Houston’s Community Partners - Tenenbaum & Co. You can see the sparkling pieces I wore above which complimented the 20s theme perfectly! The platinum, emerald, and diamond tassel necklace was the first piece I was drawn to in the store which we layered with a platinum, black and white diamond necklace. The Art deco platinum and diamond bracelet (31.25 cttw) was a must for the roaring 20s affair next to an Edwardian platinum, emerald, and diamond bracelet to compliment the tassel necklace. Topping off the look were a 3.00cttw platinum and diamond ring and 6.80cttw Platinum and diamond chandelier earrings. I felt like a princess and was lucky to wear such unique pieces for the day! To top it off, Tenenbaum & Co will give 10% off to you and 5% back to the Junior League for any customer who mentions the Junior League of Houston. You don’t have to be a member! Just go shop (there’s even an ‘Under $2500’ section) and save!

For table decor, the 20s and the Great Gatsby were my inspiration. Working with Darryl & Co (who so graciously donated the majority of the the decor), we decided on the mirror boxes with flowers, feathers, and pearls, candelabras dripping in crystals, fresh hydrangeas, roses, and stock in julep vases, and skinny tea light lamps with black shades. It feels so good when your vision executes the way you saw it. It was a fashionable 20s dream!

And, how about the superbly 20s menus with black and white stripes and gold accents? Houston Junior League member and owner of Katie & Co created the marvelous menus!

Before I go on to what I wore (other than the stunning jewels), as I’m sure you love the looks on the models pictured, here’s a run down of the pieces you can find at TOOTSIES (top photo to bottom):

  • RICK OWENS LILIES brown wrap knit dress with VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER brown shearling vest
  • J BRAND cognac leather moto jacket with ELIZABETH & JAMES ivory sweater and RAG & BONE fly-away blouse, DL1961 ivory skinny cropped jeans, & ELIZABETH & JAMES calf hair shoulder bag
  • AG PHILLIPS burgundy dress, JULIE COLLECTION jewelry, ELAINE TURNER leopard clutch
  • CATHERINE DEANE fuschia embroidered-back gown
  • HERVE LEGER rose gold bandage gown, EDDIE BORGO rosegold choker

Of course, I wore a little number from TOOTSIES, as well. McQ by Alexander McQueen’s lace trim dress has a little 20s flair but is modern and beautiful! My silver Saint Laurent Thorn pump played well to the sparkle of the Tenenbaum & Co jewels while being on trend for fall with both a metallic color and pointed toes. The talented stylists at Azur Salon and Vanity Lounge gave my hair a more voluminous look and made my face stage ready!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make “Dressed to the 9s: A Roaring 20s Affair” the best style show yet! Including TOOTSIES, Vanity Lounge, Azur Salon, Darryl & Co, Katie & Co, Wendy Norwood Patterson; Swag bag contributors: GoldenThread Jewelry, Jouer Cosmetics, Petite Sweets, Paisley House, Briargrove Animal Clinic & Natural Paws, Sam & lilli, Tenenbaum & Co, & Mattress Firm; the Special Events Team Assistant Chairmen - Cherish Bradshaw and Katie Kildal; the entire JLH Tea Room and Front Office staffs; Tea Room Director, Development Vice President, President, and all Executive Board; and to all of the members and friends who came out for the show! Every single person contributed to the Junior League’s commitment to “Building A Better Community.”

- Labor Day Weekend SALES -
While we honor those who serve our country and enjoy a wonderful 3 day weekend, you can also take advantage of numerous sales from your favorite retailers. From Anthropologie to Zulily and everything in between, it’s all here in one list for you! Get ready because there’s a TON of savings below :) Happy shopping!
- Alice + Olivia // Enjoy up to 60% off

  
- Anthropologie // EXTRA 20% off sale items. 600+ styles added, Ends 9.1
 
- Barney’s Warehouse // Up to an extra 30% off select styles.
 
- Baublebar // Jewelry styles starting at 50% off, Now – 9.1
 
- BCBG // Extra 20% off markdowns at BCBG.com, Now -9.2
 
- BCBG Generation // 40% off sitewide, Ends 9.1
 
- bebe // Additional 50% off already reduced prices – select sale styles, Ends 9.14
 
- Birchbox // 50 extra Birchbox Points with $35+ purchase, Ends 9.2
                        CODE: WEEKEND50 
 
- Black Halo // Up to 70% off markdowns
 
- Blank NYC // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2 with CODE: SEEYA 
 
- Bluefly // $30 off $150 (8.30 – 8.31 5:30AM) with CODE: LABORDAY30 
               // 10% off order (9.1 – 9.2 3:00AM) with CODE: LABORDAY10
 
- boohoo // Free shipping on all US orders, Ends 9.1
                     CODE: LABORDAY14
 
- Brooks Brothers // Save up to 60%, Now – 9.1
 
- Buru // Save 25% off sitewide  with CODE: LABORDAY 
 
- Butter Shoes // Extra 15% off sale styles, Ends 9.1 with CODE: EXTRA15 

- C. Wonder // 30% off full price items. Take an additional 50% off sale

- Carol Hochman // 20% off with CODE: LDW20

 
- Cynthia Vincent // 20% off full priced items & up to 70% off sale, Now – 9.2
                                     CODE: HELLOFALL
 
- DSW // So many sandals up to 50% off at dsw.com
 
- DVF // 30% off Wear Now Styles at DVF.com, Ends 9.1
 
- Equipment // New markdowns
 
- Fossil // Free 2-Day shipping on orders $100+, Ends 9.4
 
- French Connection // All sale dresses $69.99
                                    // Free US ground shipping on orders $150+ with CODE: W14SHIP
 
- Gap // Up to 40% off, Ends 9.1
 
- Glam Boutique // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2 with CODE: LABDAYSALE 
 
- Gymboree // 40% off everything
 
- Halston Heritage // Take an additional 20% off all sale styles, Ends 9.1
                             CODE: LABORDAY20
 
 
- Henry & Belle // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2
                                 CODE: LBD2014
 
- J.Crew // 40% off final sale with free shipping on orders over $100 (through 8/31)
               // Free Shipping on all orders on Labor Day 
 
- James Jeans // Take 30% off, Ends 9.1 with Code: JJLABOR14
 
 
- Joie // New items added to sale
 
- Juicy Couture // Take $15 off orders of $100+, Ends 9.1
                                 CODE: JCLABORDAY 
 
- Kelly Wearstler // 50% off select jewelry, ready-to-wear and accessories, Ends 9.2
                                    CODE: LABORDAY
 
- Kendra Scott // 15% off sitewide. New markdowns + free shipping, Ends 9.1 midnight PST
                                CODE: 2014LDW
 
- L.K. Bennett // Extra 40% off sale items, Ends 9.1 
                               CODE: LD40
  
 
- Loeffler Randall // 15% off sitewide, Ends 9.7
                                     CODE: LABORDAY
 
- LOFT // 50% off sale and select full price styles, Ends 9.1 11:59 PM EST
 
- Lord & Taylor // Extra 20% off + 10% off with L&T Credit Card, Ends 9.2         CODE: LABORDAY 
                               
 - lulu and georgia // 25% off with Code: laborday25
 
- Michael Stars // Save 5% off sitewide, 9.15 with Code: FALL5
 
- Nordstrom // Clearance sale: 40% off Mens, Womens, Juniors, Kids, Home & Gifts, Ends 9.7
 
- Old Navy // 40% off the entire store, Now – 9.1 
 
- Rag & Bone // Save 30% off pre-fall styles
 
- Raven Denim // 25% off sitewide, Ends 9.2
                            CODE: BYESUMMER14 
 
- Rent the Runway // 30% off orders of $100+ with a delivery date before 9.14, Ends 9.1
                                  CODE: LDW2014
 
- Rue21 // up to 50% off
 
- Sephora // Get up to 75% off summer favorites
 
- Singer22 // Up to 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2
                  // Spend up to $499 = 10% OFF 
                  // Spend up to 500+ = 15% OFF 
                  // Spend up to 1500+ = 20% OFF 
                 CODE: LABOR2014 
 
- Soft Surroundings // Save up to 79% on Décor, Ends 9.14
 
- Sole Society // Select styles up to 70% off: Footwear (including select Best(ie) Brands), Bags & Accessories. Final Sale.
 
- Stella & Dot // Extra 25% off all sales items, Ends 9.2 at 9pm PT
 
- Sunglasses Hut // Additional 33% off sale items, Ends 9.1
 
- Target // Save up to 25% off select Home, Outdoor and more, 8.31 – 9.1
 
- TIBI // Fall Wardrobe Event. 20% off select styles, Ends 9.2
                 Promo Code: hellofall
 
- Tkees // 15% off select styles, Ends 9.1
 
- Torn by Ronny Kobo // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.1
                                              CODE: LABORDAY20 
 
- Vintage Havana // 25% off sitewide, Ends 9.2
                                     CODE: LABOR25 
 
- Wanderlust + Co // Extra 20% off sale, Ends 9.2
                                      CODE: FURTHER20
- Yosi Samra // Free domestic ground shipping for all orders over $100, Ends 9.2

- Zulily // Blowout sale, 9.1

- Labor Day Weekend SALES -

While we honor those who serve our country and enjoy a wonderful 3 day weekend, you can also take advantage of numerous sales from your favorite retailers. From Anthropologie to Zulily and everything in between, it’s all here in one list for you! Get ready because there’s a TON of savings below :) Happy shopping!

- Alice + Olivia // Enjoy up to 60% off

  

- Anthropologie // EXTRA 20% off sale items. 600+ styles added, Ends 9.1

 

- Barney’s Warehouse // Up to an extra 30% off select styles.

 

- Baublebar // Jewelry styles starting at 50% off, Now – 9.1

 

- BCBG // Extra 20% off markdowns at BCBG.com, Now -9.2

 

- BCBG Generation // 40% off sitewide, Ends 9.1

 

- bebe // Additional 50% off already reduced prices – select sale styles, Ends 9.14

 

- Birchbox // 50 extra Birchbox Points with $35+ purchase, Ends 9.2

                        CODE: WEEKEND50 

 

- Black Halo // Up to 70% off markdowns

 

- Blank NYC // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2 with CODE: SEEYA 

 

- Bluefly // $30 off $150 (8.30 – 8.31 5:30AM) with CODE: LABORDAY30 

               // 10% off order (9.1 – 9.2 3:00AM) with CODE: LABORDAY10

 

- boohoo // Free shipping on all US orders, Ends 9.1

                     CODE: LABORDAY14

 

- Brooks Brothers // Save up to 60%, Now – 9.1

 

- Buru // Save 25% off sitewide  with CODE: LABORDAY 

 

- Butter Shoes // Extra 15% off sale styles, Ends 9.1 with CODE: EXTRA15 

- C. Wonder // 30% off full price items. Take an additional 50% off sale

- Carol Hochman // 20% off with CODE: LDW20

 

- Cynthia Vincent // 20% off full priced items & up to 70% off sale, Now – 9.2

                                     CODE: HELLOFALL

 

- DSW // So many sandals up to 50% off at dsw.com

 

- DVF // 30% off Wear Now Styles at DVF.com, Ends 9.1

 

- Equipment // New markdowns

 

- Fossil // Free 2-Day shipping on orders $100+, Ends 9.4

 

- French Connection // All sale dresses $69.99

                                    // Free US ground shipping on orders $150+ with CODE: W14SHIP

 

- Gap // Up to 40% off, Ends 9.1

 

- Glam Boutique // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2 with CODE: LABDAYSALE 

 

- Gymboree // 40% off everything

 

- Halston Heritage // Take an additional 20% off all sale styles, Ends 9.1

                             CODE: LABORDAY20

 

 

- Henry & Belle // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2

                                 CODE: LBD2014

 

- J.Crew // 40% off final sale with free shipping on orders over $100 (through 8/31)

               // Free Shipping on all orders on Labor Day 

 

- James Jeans // Take 30% off, Ends 9.1 with Code: JJLABOR14

 

 

- Joie // New items added to sale

 

- Juicy Couture // Take $15 off orders of $100+, Ends 9.1

                                 CODE: JCLABORDAY 

 

- Kelly Wearstler // 50% off select jewelry, ready-to-wear and accessories, Ends 9.2

                                    CODE: LABORDAY

 

- Kendra Scott // 15% off sitewide. New markdowns + free shipping, Ends 9.1 midnight PST

                                CODE: 2014LDW

 

- L.K. Bennett // Extra 40% off sale items, Ends 9.1 

                               CODE: LD40

  

 

- Loeffler Randall // 15% off sitewide, Ends 9.7

                                     CODE: LABORDAY

 

- LOFT // 50% off sale and select full price styles, Ends 9.1 11:59 PM EST

 

- Lord & Taylor // Extra 20% off + 10% off with L&T Credit Card, Ends 9.2         CODE: LABORDAY 

                              

 - lulu and georgia // 25% off with Code: laborday25

 

- Michael Stars // Save 5% off sitewide, 9.15 with Code: FALL5

 

- Nordstrom // Clearance sale: 40% off Mens, Womens, Juniors, Kids, Home & Gifts, Ends 9.7

 

- Old Navy // 40% off the entire store, Now – 9.1 

 

- Rag & Bone // Save 30% off pre-fall styles

 

- Raven Denim // 25% off sitewide, Ends 9.2

                            CODE: BYESUMMER14 

 

- Rent the Runway // 30% off orders of $100+ with a delivery date before 9.14, Ends 9.1

                                  CODE: LDW2014

 

- Rue21 // up to 50% off

 

- Sephora // Get up to 75% off summer favorites

 

- Singer22 // Up to 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.2

                  // Spend up to $499 = 10% OFF 

                  // Spend up to 500+ = 15% OFF 

                  // Spend up to 1500+ = 20% OFF 

                 CODE: LABOR2014 

 

- Soft Surroundings // Save up to 79% on Décor, Ends 9.14

 

- Sole Society // Select styles up to 70% off: Footwear (including select Best(ie) Brands), Bags & Accessories. Final Sale.

 

- Stella & Dot // Extra 25% off all sales items, Ends 9.2 at 9pm PT

 

- Sunglasses Hut // Additional 33% off sale items, Ends 9.1

 

- Target // Save up to 25% off select Home, Outdoor and more, 8.31 – 9.1

 

- TIBI // Fall Wardrobe Event. 20% off select styles, Ends 9.2

                 Promo Code: hellofall

 

- Tkees // 15% off select styles, Ends 9.1

 

- Torn by Ronny Kobo // 20% off sitewide, Ends 9.1

                                              CODE: LABORDAY20 

 

- Vintage Havana // 25% off sitewide, Ends 9.2

                                     CODE: LABOR25 

 

- Wanderlust + Co // Extra 20% off sale, Ends 9.2

                                      CODE: FURTHER20

- Yosi Samra // Free domestic ground shipping for all orders over $100, Ends 9.2

- Zulily // Blowout sale, 9.1

- Crop Tops: From Summer to Fall -

While we’re enjoying the end of summer and it’s light breezy styles, it’s already time to think about transitioning outfits into your Fall wardrobe. The crop top is here to stay into Fall and Winter and you can still even wear the sleeveless ones when you layer for the cold.

The Joie sleeveless graphic print crop top has been cool this summer and will look stylish with a moto jacket or even long sleeves underneath with a skirt and tights for cooler months. But, for the warmer summer days and as we temps drpo for fall, the Joie top is light and airy with an Alice + Olivia maxi skirt. There’s a fitted mini skirt under the sheer overlay keeping you covered but not hot. You’ll notice this crop top is a little longer than many I’ve worn, but I love how it hits right where the skirt hits in the middle to keep the cinched waist look a crop top allows while covering the skin. As the weather cools, your crop tops in longer lengths will likely make more appearances.

My inner child enjoyed making a flower crown to top off the crop top ensemble for a little color on the black and white palette. And, simple accessories like the Kendra Scott Elise necklace add subtle detail. 

SHOP crop tops and sheer maxis you can wear now and into Fall:

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                                                            THE LOOK

                                         Top: Joie Graphic Knit Crop Top

                                                  Skirt: Alice + Olivia

                                     Wedge: Jimmy Choo Patent Cork Wedge

                                     Necklace: Kendra Scott Elise Necklace

- Playing in Pleats & Polka Dots -

Alright, let’s get this out of the way first. Of course, none of us are out walking our dogs in 4-5” heels. But, someone was whining so sadly while I was outside that she got to join me and the camera. Trust me, we didn’t go far, but all she wanted was to be outside with her momma! Spoiled just a little :)

Miu Miu's blue and black polka dot dress with a drop waist fits in so well with all of the 20s styles that are popping up again. While it was once unacceptable to pair navy and black or blue and black, don't shy away from the combination these days. The two create a chic ensemble when paired in the right garment. Feeling speakeasy appropriate, the dress is classic from the front with a pretty chiffon bow detail on the back topped off by elegant pearls (they’ll never go out of style). The drop waist flowing into pleats gives a flirty flip when you’re walking. 

You can find Mad Men and other 20s inspiration just about anywhere you shop this year. The styles were so elegant that it’s a welcome “what goes around comes back around” in trends. Keep the styles classic with a peep toe pump or add your own twist with an eye catching shoe or accent bag. Take the modern approach to 20s attire with classy drop waist, polka dot, and pleated pieces of your own:

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                                                         THE LOOK:
                                                      Dress: Miu Miu
                                               Handbag: Marc Jacobs
                                 Pump: Christian Louboutin Peep Toe Pump
  

- Red Sole Nails -

Whether you love to purchase the designer’s high end shoes or just admire them from afar, you can now purchase the signature Christian Louboutin red sole color in a nail polish

Launched August 1st, this is famed designer Christian Louboutin’s first venture into the beauty world. Neiman Marcus had a beautiful setup in their shoe department to check out the new polish. I painted a nail with the tester and compared the shade to the lovely Louboutins sitting next to the display. Perfect match!

Rouge is the first released (and righfully so as Mr. Louboutin used an actual bottle of nail polish to get the signature sole color from the start) of a collection of 30 nail colours to follow. You can snag the red hue for $50 making them the most expensive nail polish out there… but definitely less than the designer’s shoes!

You may not want to dish out the dough for a Louboutin Rouge Nail Colour, but the bottle itself is somewhat of a statement piece that looks wonderful on my vanity :) Keep an eye out for the rest of the collection at the end of the month. You may just see a shade you have to have!

- Safari Chic -

Don’t get me wrong… I have no plans of heading into the jungle and definitely NOT in heels, but this Robert Rodriguez dress has us thinking of taking a walk on the wild side. Both TOOTSIES's TTO sale finds, the shoes and dress were meant to be worn together!

The safari chic Robert Rodriguez shirt dress is super flattering with perfectly placed pleats, pockets, and sheer panels on the shoulders. The key is to find dresses with waists that hit you at just the right spot - for everyone that smallest part of your waist is different. This one worked for me and my long torso. Coupled with a Sam Edelman cage sandal, that gives the appearance of a sheer, the pair works together wonderfully.

I love an easy dress for summer and this one transitions into Fall giving you the chance to throw on a cropped leather jacket and tights for an edgy look. A challenge I always take on this time of year is shopping the huge sales and finding pieces that will surpass the current season. The booties are also an ideal transition shoe as we stay warm through October in Houston and my feet will appreciate a little breath-ability possibly even into November. 

SHOP Safari Chic Dresses and Cage Booties:

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                                                 THE LOOK:

                       Dress: Robert Rodriguez Blocked Shirt Dress

                       Shoes: Sam Edelman Aubriana Cage Bootie

                                                 Bag: Chanel

                                        Sunglasses: Versace

- SJP Tour Brings Star to Houston -
It’s true! Sarah Jessica Parker is coming to Nordstrom at the Houston Galleria Aug. 21st from 4-5 pm! The Sex and the City star is touring with her shoe and handbag line and we have the pleasure of making the list. (It’s ok to squeal with joy)
Sarah Jessica Parker will be signing customer’s purchases from her Fall 2014 SJP Collection as time permits - so plan now if you want to be there!  “Available exclusively at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com/SJP, the SJP Collection is an assortment of ladylike and polished shoes crafted by artisans in Italy, reflecting Parker’s personal looks and feminine style. Shoes range in price from $350 for a pump to $695 for a knee-high boot. The line also features city-chic handbags that range in price from $220 for a crossbody style to $495 for a tote.”

- SJP Tour Brings Star to Houston -

It’s true! Sarah Jessica Parker is coming to Nordstrom at the Houston Galleria Aug. 21st from 4-5 pm! The Sex and the City star is touring with her shoe and handbag line and we have the pleasure of making the list. (It’s ok to squeal with joy)

Sarah Jessica Parker will be signing customer’s purchases from her Fall 2014 SJP Collection as time permits - so plan now if you want to be there!

“Available exclusively at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com/SJP, the SJP Collection is an assortment of ladylike and polished shoes crafted by artisans in Italy, reflecting Parker’s personal looks and feminine style. Shoes range in price from $350 for a pump to $695 for a knee-high boot. The line also features city-chic handbags that range in price from $220 for a crossbody style to $495 for a tote.”

Last day to enter the J.Jill giveaway!

Get your last entries in today to win the J.Jill ikat infinity scarf perfect for summer and into fall. Check out Tuesday’s post for all of the ways to enter! Good luck!

xoxo
- B

Two more days after today to enter to win the J.Jill Ikat Summer Scarf Giveaway! See below for all of the ways to enter. Get up to three entries per day. Good luck!

southernchicstyle:

Ikat Scarf Giveaway from J.Jill -

If you checked out yesterday’s post with the perfect summer linen dress from J.Jill, then you know today brings an exciting giveaway from the awesome team at J.Jill! Southern Chic Style readers get the chance to enter to win the Pure Jill Ikat Dot Infinity Scarf in grey onyx made from light cotton (a $29 value).

This beautiful scarf can be thrown over a casual tee or tank to add a little style to a casual ensemble or over a solid tank dress for a dressier look. And, the light cotton makes it summer appropriate but still wearable throughout the year. Grey is also a go-to neutral for summer! Get the details for all of the ways to enter to win:

HOW TO ENTER:

- Be sure you’ve “liked” both Southern Chic Style and J.Jill on Facebook and comment on the giveaway post with how you would wear the scarf or where you’d wear it for one entry per day.

- “Follow” me on Twitter (@BethanyMarieB) AND retweet the giveaway tweet once a day to get an additional entry per day.

- Follow on Instagram (@BethanyMarieB) and “like” the post, and then comment on the giveaway post with how you would wear the scarf or where you’d wear it for one entry per day.

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The legal stuff:

PRIZE: J.Jill Scarf - Pure Jill Ikat Dot Infinity Scarf valued at $29 USD

GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST

NUMBER OF WINNERS: One

ELIGIBILITY: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (18 and older) only at this time. So sorry international readers! I love you, too!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: By Monday, August 7, 2014 on the Southern Chic Style Facebook page and Instagram (@BethanyMarieB).

LEGALESE: To enter you must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of those who have “liked” the Facebook pages of Southern Chic Style and J.Jill and commented on the facebook post with how would wear or what would wear with, commented on the Instagram post with how would wear or what would wear with, and following and retweeting the giveaway on Twitter (@BethanyMarieB). To be considered for the prize, you must be a resident of the U.S. and provide a valid email address. One entry per email address per day via Facebook in addition to one entry per email per day via twitter and Instagram. Once a winner is notified and verified, J.Jill will be provided with the contact information of the winner and they will be responsible for prize fulfillment. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. To enter, “like” Southern Chic Style and J.Jill on Facebook and comment on the giveaway post from the Southern Chic Style Facebook page, “follow” and retweet on twitter, and follow and comment on the giveaway post on Instagram. No purchase necessary to win. Entries will close on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be contacted by email on or before Monday, August 11, 2014. If the winner does not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by J.Jill and is void where prohibited by law.

- Jewelry That Rocks -

Ever loved that great House of Harlow necklace or Gorjana piece but couldn’t fathom shelling out the dough not knowing if you’ll like it? Or maybe you’re just an accessory junkie. Whatever your dilemma when it comes to the finishing touches, I think you’ll really enjoy this. Meet RocksBox. A subscription jewelry service that strives to make women feel beautiful through personally-selected jewelry pieces, RocksBox will give you the chance to try out designs chosen just for you from collections you love like CC Skye, Loren Hope, House of Harlow 1960 and more.

With a personal jewelry stylist who gets to know you through a survey of your style, they individually curate three pieces at a time that you can wear (for as long as you want!) or buy at a 20% members-only discount. Send back the ones you don’t want to buy and get ready for your next box of jewels! You pay the same membership fee ($19/month) regardless of how often you exchange your box. I received my first RocksBox based on the Margaret Elizabeth earrings I chose in my style survey. You can see above the form that comes with each box showing the pieces chosen, retail price vs member price, section to say what you thought of each style, and a little note from your stylist. My stylist let me know the earrings were the inspiration which definitely adds to the personalization of the service. Pretty excited to see what my next box brings!

Outfits to add my jewels to came fairly easy as each one in my curated set is versatile, but one I love showcasing all 3 together was the Gypsy 05 dress from TOOTSIES pictured and Sam Edelman cage sandals. The earrings coordinated perfectly with the seafoam hue of the dress! Seamlessly, the House of Harlow 1960 bangle and Gorjana necklace topped off a soft but edgy ensemble. I’d actually been eyeing the Gorjana necklace online, so it was exciting to see the beautiful piece in my first RocksBox!

A special treat for you: Try RocksBox with no fee through a free month trial by clicking here! I have a feeling you’ll soon feel spoiled with the constant new accessories to play with :)

Ikat Scarf Giveaway from J.Jill -

If you checked out yesterday’s post with the perfect summer linen dress from J.Jill, then you know today brings an exciting giveaway from the awesome team at J.Jill! Southern Chic Style readers get the chance to enter to win the Pure Jill Ikat Dot Infinity Scarf in grey onyx made from light cotton (a $29 value).

This beautiful scarf can be thrown over a casual tee or tank to add a little style to a casual ensemble or over a solid tank dress for a dressier look. And, the light cotton makes it summer appropriate but still wearable throughout the year. Grey is also a go-to neutral for summer! Get the details for all of the ways to enter to win:

HOW TO ENTER:

- Be sure you’ve “liked” both Southern Chic Style and J.Jill on Facebook and comment on the giveaway post with how you would wear the scarf or where you’d wear it for one entry per day.

- “Follow” me on Twitter (@BethanyMarieB) AND retweet the giveaway tweet once a day to get an additional entry per day.

- Follow on Instagram (@BethanyMarieB) and “like” the post, and then comment on the giveaway post with how you would wear the scarf or where you’d wear it for one entry per day.

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The legal stuff:

PRIZE: J.Jill Scarf - Pure Jill Ikat Dot Infinity Scarf valued at $29 USD

GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST

NUMBER OF WINNERS: One

ELIGIBILITY: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (18 and older) only at this time. So sorry international readers! I love you, too!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: By Monday, August 7, 2014 on the Southern Chic Style Facebook page and Instagram (@BethanyMarieB).

LEGALESE: To enter you must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of those who have “liked” the Facebook pages of Southern Chic Style and J.Jill and commented on the facebook post with how would wear or what would wear with, commented on the Instagram post with how would wear or what would wear with, and following and retweeting the giveaway on Twitter (@BethanyMarieB). To be considered for the prize, you must be a resident of the U.S. and provide a valid email address. One entry per email address per day via Facebook in addition to one entry per email per day via twitter and Instagram. Once a winner is notified and verified, J.Jill will be provided with the contact information of the winner and they will be responsible for prize fulfillment. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. To enter, “like” Southern Chic Style and J.Jill on Facebook and comment on the giveaway post from the Southern Chic Style Facebook page, “follow” and retweet on twitter, and follow and comment on the giveaway post on Instagram. No purchase necessary to win. Entries will close on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be contacted by email on or before Monday, August 11, 2014. If the winner does not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by J.Jill and is void where prohibited by law.