Southern Chic Style
- 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.

- Printed Linen with a Pop of Color -

We’re definitely getting into the “dog days of summer” and schedules are packed full of summer activities. The last thing you want to do is have to think too hard about what to wear while you’re marking things off your list! The relaxed fitting linen tank dress from J.Jill in today’s look is easy to throw on and mix up for a breezy summer style.

I’m happy to partner with women’s specialty clothing retailer J.Jill  as one of their new Life Stylers! And, their printed linen tank dress is a go-to piece for the hectic, hot summer. When you’re running errands, heading to the pool or beach, or even grabbing brunch on a Saturday, the linen tank dress can be worn loose fitting by itself or with a belt to cinch the waist. It’s a great base piece to accessorize with a fun necklace like the Lily Rain piece pictured and a straw or floppy hat with wedges. The J.Jill straw tote adds a beachy vibe paired with a straw hat. With a cardigan or blazer, the dress can even pass for work appropriate for many offices.

Oh, and don’t forget, J.Jill’printed dress has pockets! I was just discussing with some girl friends the other day how much more we tend to use a dress when it has pockets. And, how disappointing it has become to put on a dress and realize there’s no pockets. Your keys end up in a pocket so you aren’t digging in your bag… or even your cell phone. Gotta love the pockets! Function along with fashion. 

Some days it’s just easier to throw on a comfy dress that looks cute and go. Whether you keep it simple or dress it up, J.Jill’s printed linen tank dress is wearable, stylish, and will go far in your wardrobe. Check back tomorrow for an exciting J.Jill giveaway and how you can enter to win!

THE LOOK:

Dress: J. Jill Printed Linen Tank Dress Was $79, On sale $49.99

Bag: J. Jill Straw Tote Was $59, On sale $39.99

Belt: B-Low The Belt Jerry Belt (sold out, similar here)

Hat: Michael Stars Sea Grass Crusher Hat $48

Necklace: Lily Rain (similar here)

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Perfume Cork Wedge Slide $425 

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- My Best Friend’s {Key West} Wedding -

While I definitely wanted to share the look from my best friend’s nuptials in Key West, this post will be less about the outfit and more about the creativity of my sweet friend for her beautiful wedding! It’s all in the details.

The dream nuptials were held on the beach with the relaxing ocean waves and aged doors as a backdrop (from the couples’ home they are renovating) followed by a stunning garden reception. The bride asked for a few girls to wear neutral hues for the wedding, so when this Theia lace dress popped up on a flash sale I had to get it. Not only are Theia dresses beautifully made, but the designer is pretty amazing himself! A wedge sandal and side braid kept me cool and comfortable from the sand to the dance floor for the outdoor affair. Accenting the blush lace ensemble were light blue larimar earrings that were a gift from the bride for my birthday and complimented the pop of blue from the wedge. Parasols were provided to shade guests from the sun during the ceremony which became the perfect photo prop as well as dance floor accessory later in the night. And, can you believe the towering Banyan tree?!? A majestic sight in Key West Garden Club.

The newlyweds couldn’t have planned the renovation of their home timing any better. All of the doors and windows used at the wedding were from their home before it came down. You can see two of the ways they were used in the photos. The doors adorned with wreaths and draped with fabric stood out against the ocean background in a beautiful way. Windows were written on to provide directions, cute tidbits, and instruction (like placement near the parasols to instruct guests to take one). Old doors and windows can cost a pretty penny when searching at an antique store, and a piece of their Key West home before the wedding was incorporated into their becoming one family. 

The bride put tireless time and effort into making the ceremony and reception look perfect, and the planner executed her ideas wonderfully! The seats for the bride and groom at the reception were accented with ribbons and “Mr” and “Mrs” placards. The tables were sprinkled with votives and mason jars wrapped in burlap and lace with white hydrangeas, daisies, and more. 

One of my favorite details from the night… the donut table! Foregoing the traditional wedding cake, “glazed and delicious for the new Mr. and Mrs.” yummy-ness tempted our taste buds. And, they were delicious! This sweets loving lady enjoyed quite a few donut holes… that number I’ll never tell! :)

The festive occasion was the perfect close to a weekend celebrating one of my best friends becoming a Mrs! Her special touches were “pinterest perfect” alongside an amazing venue with loved ones and a happy union! 

SHOP Lace Dresses:

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- Bringing Handmade to You -

Most people these days are familiar with the flash sale websites offering a designer’s label or jewelry or home goods for only a few days that comes to your inbox daily. Well, think of this concept but with independent designers who make their pieces by hand. Clay and Elly Bethune made that concept a reality in 2013 with 9thelm.com.

9th & Elm is a website that brings independent designers to one website for you to shop. The most exciting part (for me) is you discover talented individuals you may never have come across creating items from handmade jewelry to clothing and swim suits to home decor pieces. 

The casual boho chic look you see above is created from a lace headband, arrow tank, and silver arrow bracelet (similar one here) all from 9thelm.com. Each piece I ordered was from a different designer and all 3 are high quality items I will definitely utilize over and over again. I truly saw how 9th & Elm works with the designers when only the gold arrow bracelet was available, but the designer located one last silver one that I was able to have sent to me. And, everything arrived promptly in great condition. Now I find myself checking the website weekly, if not daily, for more exciting wares. Before writing this, I found the coolest monogrammed Chuck Taylors. So many independent creatives now available at your fingertips! 

Because cutoffs have made a major comeback this summer (you’ll see them everywhere!) the light denim perfectly paired with the arrow tank which HAD to go with the headband for a chic boho summer look. What I loved so much about the tank (only $29 on 9thelm.com) is that it can be worn for a laid back look, thrown over your swim suit, and is perfect to travel in your bag for a weekend getaway. The silver arrow bracelet coordinates with the tank standing alone on your wrist or as an exciting addition to your arm party. And, lace headbands ($21) are available in multiple colors so you can choose the best hue for your hair color and skin tone. A slide on sneaker completes the look with style mixed with comfort for summer.

9th & Elm is a wonderful way to support small businesses without having to seek out unique items website after website. Just take a few minutes to peruse the “handmade, independent, or otherwise cool” pieces from 9th & Elm… that few minutes will quickly turn into more! 

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THE LOOK:

Tank: Feather Arrows Flowy Racerback Tank Orig. $55, 9th & Elm $29

Headband: Lace Headband in Ice Blue $21

Bracelet: Silver Arrow Bracelet (similar available now - 9th & Elm)

Shorts: My own cutoffs (similar here)

Shoes: Joie Kidmore Perforated Sneaker (soldout - available here in calfskin & similar here)

Sunglasses: Versace (similar here)

- Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -
Nordstrom's HUGE sale is here! With new Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 items in the sale, you can get a head start on your Fall wardrobe with discounts available through August 3rd. It's Nordstrom’s largest annual sale event of the year with savings like the Tory Burch ‘Eloise’ Riding Boot now $299 from $495 or 4 Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs for $52!

Shop the Anniversary Sale before the best items are gone:


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- Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -

Nordstrom's HUGE sale is here! With new Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 items in the sale, you can get a head start on your Fall wardrobe with discounts available through August 3rd. It's Nordstrom’s largest annual sale event of the year with savings like the Tory Burch ‘Eloise’ Riding Boot now $299 from $495 or 4 Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs for $52!

Shop the Anniversary Sale before the best items are gone:

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- Making Your FitBit Chic with Tory Burch -
Let’s be real, ladies: The fitness tracker HAS transformed the way many of us view aspects of our life from exercise to sleep patterns. But, the silicone “bracelets” have seriously been lacking in style. 
Well, thanks to American designer Tory Burch, you can now make the FitBit a fashionable part of your arm party! Place your FitBit Flex tracker (sold separately) into a printed silicone bracelet ($38) in navy or fuschia designed by the athletic Tory Burch or choose the metal hinged bracelet ($195) made of solid brass that’s easily mistaken for a stylish wrist adornment. Pre-order now for delivery in September allowing the Fitbit to be a part of your work day or special event without distracting from your professional look. You can keep track of your goals AND be stylish! 
Because we’ve invested too much in a fab wardrobe to outgrow it…

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Photo from FitBit.com

- Making Your FitBit Chic with Tory Burch -

Let’s be real, ladies: The fitness tracker HAS transformed the way many of us view aspects of our life from exercise to sleep patterns. But, the silicone “bracelets” have seriously been lacking in style. 

Well, thanks to American designer Tory Burch, you can now make the FitBit a fashionable part of your arm party! Place your FitBit Flex tracker (sold separately) into a printed silicone bracelet ($38) in navy or fuschia designed by the athletic Tory Burch or choose the metal hinged bracelet ($195) made of solid brass that’s easily mistaken for a stylish wrist adornment. Pre-order now for delivery in September allowing the Fitbit to be a part of your work day or special event without distracting from your professional look. You can keep track of your goals AND be stylish! 

Because we’ve invested too much in a fab wardrobe to outgrow it…

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Photo from FitBit.com