July 10, 2014

We're back in Atlanta!

Let's do this!

We are going to take a break from our usual Fashion Friday post just to spread the news to our lovely retailers that we are at the Atlanta Gift Show! It's our 12th (!!) appearance in the AmericasMart temporaries, and we're happy to be back in our usual spot in Boutique. If you are a retailer, we'd love to meet you and tell you about our jewelry. If you are not a retailer but have a favorite shop you think should sell our jewelry, don't be shy - tell them to check us out!

The full name of the show is Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market July 2014 - but that's kind of a mouthful! I will always refer to the show as Atlanta Gift - is that just me?

July 04, 2014

Fashion Friday: Nashville Style

Contrary to popular belief, Nashville residents do not frolic around in sundresses and cowboy boots on a daily basis. In fact, true "Nashville Style" is quite the opposite of the Daisy Duke meets Taylor Swift look. If you venture away from the main drag of Honky Tonks on Broadway to the less touristy areas, it's quite evident that natives sport a casual, put together appearance. A staple getup for a Nashvillian would be a well worn pair of jeans, a basic top, artisan metal jewelry, handcrafted leather boots and a sharp bag. It's also quite probable that you'd find some local Nashville goodies in that bag, (like an Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Bar) since we Nashville residents love to support our local businesses!

1. Chevron Necklace by Freshie & Zero 
2. Buttermilk White Chocolate by Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. 
3. Italian Leather Ankle Boots by Cole Haan  
4. Floppy Brim Fedora by Rag & Bone
5. White Basic Tee by Rag & Bone   
6. Toothpick Jeans by J.Crew
7. Nashville Neighborhoods Graphic Art by Stephen Fowler
8. Ellie Tote by Jigsaw 

June 27, 2014

Fashion Friday: Fourth of July

Dust off the fireworks, fire up the grill, and slice up the watermelon because the Fourth of July is right around the corner! For this Fashion Friday, we thought we'd put together a stylish holiday outfit that is just the right amount of red, white, and blue. When dressing for the occasion, you can either go the subtle route by playing up the Americana color palette, or you can go the literal route and rock a flag or anything star patterned. We like this look because we think it's the perfect mix of the two. This navy and white striped dress paired with white sneakers, a casual tote, American flag scarf and red sparkly nail polish is perfect for your picnic or fireworks gazing. Add our Double Chevron Necklace to the mix and you're decked out (tastefully) in festive stars and stripes.  

1. American Flag Scarf by LibbySue 
2. Tortoise Round Sunglasses by Topshop 
3. Navy and White Striped Dress by Alice & You
4. Double Chevron Necklace by Freshie & Zero 
5. Glitter Nail polish by OPI
6. White Leather Allstars by Converse
7. Napa Beach Tote by Calypso St. Barth 

June 20, 2014

Fashion Friday: How to Dress for an Airplane

Let's be honest - flying is about as fun as riding an overcrowded school bus, but please don't let that tempt you into wearing pajama pants as your in-flight outfit. Trust us, it's easy to look presentable on a plane while still maintaining comfort; in fact, we think you'll be even more comfortable just by putting a little effort into your appearance! Here's a simple list to help you travel in comfortable style.

1. Layer, Layer, Layer: You never know what the temperature on the plane is going to be. Give yourself the ability to adapt to the fluctuations by wearing layers that can easily be removed or added. Leggings with a basic tank and cardigan are perfect for this occasion. We also love scarves for traveling because they can double as a blanket.

2. Minimize Your Accessories: With Airport Security as tight as it is, you don't want to be the girl that holds up the line because you have to take your 100 bracelets off, one by one. We recommend wearing  simple jewelry so you can zip through security without having your chunky bib necklace x-rayed.

3. Wear Comfortable, Easily-Removable Shoes: You never know if you'll be running like a madman to make that connecting flight or walking a mile to find your next terminal or a bite to eat, so it's important to wear comfortable shoes (this does not include flip flops!). You'll also want to wear shoes that are easily-removable, since you'll be taking them off and on through security, and if you're a germaphobe, be sure to wear socks!

1. Pebble Necklace by Freshie & Zero
2. Silk Sleeping Mask by Mary Green 
3. Ivory and Black Gauze Tank by J.Crew 
4. Black Leggings by Topshop
5. Natural Burlap Slip Ons by TOMS
6. Cotton Cardigan by Michael Kors 
7. Leather Handle Circle Tote by See Design
8. Cashmere Pashmina Shawl by Bajra Shawls