Holiday time can be dominated by jewel tones like ruby, emerald, and even metallics. With this look, I wanted to switch things up and wear candy-colored hues that are usually reserved for Spring. The statement piece of this outfit is definitely my coat, which came from my favorite vintage store in Jacksonville. After I purchased, the owner told me that the coat actually belonged to Nat King Cole’s wife, and she was so happy it went to a fashion-lover would appreciate it. That beautiful story about the coat’s history made me love it even more. As if the pastel tweed and mother of pearl buttons weren’t reason enough!
While my coat may be vintage, the dress underneath can be purchased in-stores today! The cozy sweater fabric and the prettiest shade of pink make this J.Crew piece an easy no-brainer. Of course, I paired my pink outfit with pink, satin Manolos to finish the look! How sweet!
Did you ever have a favorite color combination as a child? Like many little girls, mine was pink and purple! I don’t think I’ve paired those colors together since childhood, but our recent trip to Savannah was an exception. For a night out with friends, we planned an upscale Southern dinner followed by cocktails. I wanted an outfit that was appropriate for our evening activities, but also unfussy. Enter this long-sleeved Tibi shift dress. The jewel-toned mini dress was easy to throw on, but undeniable luxe with the plissé fabric (that pleated/crinkled look), long sleeves and rich color. To finish my look, I paired candy-colored satin pumps that 8-year old me would have absolutely loved. Who knew 29 year old me would agree!
Polka dots have never really been my thing. I’m more of a stripes gal. But I have to say….they are starting to grow on me. I saw this champagne skirt with an angled hem and thought it would go perfectly with some favorites I already have in my closet. Neutral sweaters, a black turtleneck, mock neck bodysuit…the list goes on and on.
For our recent trip to Savannah, I had to bring my new skirt along and add in some details to give it some Southern and girly flare. What did I pair my polka dots with? Pink pumps of course. I picked up these famous Manolo Blahnik Hangisi satin pumps that were waiting to be found at Saks Off Fifth. You may recognize these as Carrie’s Wedding Shoes (in blue) in the first Sex & The City movie! Well, While I’m no Carrie Bradshaw, I do absolutely love these pumps that are more versatile than you might initially think. I’ve worn them to work with jeans and a collared shirt and paired them with dresses of equally bright shades.
To finish my Savannah weekend look, I capped it all off with my favorite Eric Javits straw boater, my new Céline (swoon) and classic, cat-eye shades!