Monday, May 4, 2015

Swing Stripes

 dress (Morton James c/o see similar stripes HERE & HERE), sneaks (Vans), bag (Gigi New York), bike (Huffy), rings (LagosAnna Beck), shades (Armani)

Leave it to Morton James to serve up some fun spring frocks.  Worn this striped diddy a slew of times---so easy and breezy--truly effortless.  She's a smidge short but I justify the length because it's super swingy and when paired with SNEAKS, it tones down the length.  
Gotta keep her short and sweet today, gang--heading to Cincy for work--y'all have a great start to your week and feel free to shop other Swing Stripes below.  Make it a great one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Ladylike

jumper (Rebecca TaylorAJs Casuals), bag (Kelly Wynne), heels (Joie, see SIMILAR), cuff (Adele Lexington), watch (Michael Kors ON SALE), rings (LagosAnna Beck), shades (Marc Jacobs)

Happy Derby Day, Gang!  I cannot begin to tell you how much I'm adoring this Rebecca Taylor Jumpsuit from AJs Casuals.  When I visited the gals at AJs this past Wednesday, it took me all of 2 mins to spot this bad boy, try her on, leave her on, and declare her mine for good.  Be sure to swing into AJs, Lexingtonians, this was maybe 1 of 10 things I was clocking.   So many goodins.  
Speaking of goodins, this Kelly Wynne Crossbody in Cream is the perfect combo of ladylike and modern.  I adore the Mingle Mingle's structure, texture, and modern wear-with-anything appeal.  Such a fantastic treat for mom (or yourself for that matter) if you're still in the market for a Mother's Day treat.  And if you're feeling a little lucky, well today's post is for you! 
 Kelly Wynne is doing a Mother's Day Giveaway for you + mom in partnership with moi, Edit by Lauren, & Lipstick, Heels, & a Baby!  Enter to win a Mingle Mingle Mini of your choice and a Mingle Mingle Mama for your Mom!  The Mingle Mingle Mini has been a Kelly Wynne favorite since the brand launched, and is the perfect size to carry all of your mingling essentials!  This spring, Kelly intro'd a new and updated version of the Mini, call the Mingle Mingle Mama!  The Mama is the perf everyday bag, with a larger interior, and a longer strap so that it can be worn as a crossbody.  The tassel zipper pull is both a fun & flirty addition to the bag, too!

Rules for Entry:
1. Follow all four accounts on INSTAGRAM: @shopkellywynne, @seersuckerandsaddles, @laurenlefevre, and @lipstickheelsandababy 
2. Comment on INSTAGRAM and tag three friends who would want to enter and "wynne" for their mama! Enter to win until 5pm on Mon. May 4
3. A "wynner" will be randomly selected and announced on @shopkellywynne!

Best of luck to you, gang!  Enjoy the weekend and make it a great one!  Feel free to shop today's look below--

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Ladies Who Lounge

1//2//3 love this Tie Dye Sham//4//5//6//7//8//9

Show me a mom who doesn't jump at the chance to lounge in her 'jams and I'll say she's lost her ever loving mind.  No truly, there is nothing more I covet than a day I am able to stay in my pjs.  Now look, this doesn't happen often, but man when it does--oooh she's a good day indeed!  I've tried to step up my jammie game because really, it's sort of absurd I'm still sporting my sorority tees and raggedy drawstring pants.  Thankfully Nordstrom has some really fun and cozy options for us moms--how darling is this Tie Dye diddy?  If you're still in need of the perf gift for Mom, I'm thinking a great pair of Ice Cream PJs and an Adorable Eye Mask from Nordstrom would make for the perfect cozy combo.   Be sure to peruse Nordstrom's selection of cozy lounge and sleepwear for the lovely lady that does it all in your life!  Alright gang, the bunnies are out of school today and we had a buddy spend the night last night so we're going to get out and about on this gorg spring day.  You all have a wonderful start to your weekend--make it a great one!  Feel free to shop some of my cozy picks for mom below oh and Happy Derby Weekend!

FTC disclosure: Disclosure: This post was sponsored by NORDSTROM.  While I was compensated to write a post about NORDSTROM, all opinions are my own.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Spring Stripe

dress (Dress ON SALE more sale stripes HERE), sneaks (Adidas), bag (Clare Vivier), shades (Armani), rings (Anna BeckLagos), watch (Michael Kors ON SALE)

Apologies for the radio silence the past few days---just getting back into the groove after my trip to Dallas last week.  Gonna keep her short and sweet today because I've got to head out to a field trip with the bunnies.   In need of an easy breezy spring uniform?  Try this bad boy out---Sneaks & Stripes, on sale no less, will never disappoint.  
Alright gang, cheers to a fab Thursday---y'all make it a great one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Hey Hey Bday

romper (DVF c/o AJs Casuals Lexington), heels (Sophia Webster sold out how badas* are THESE & THESE), watch (Michael Kos), rings (Anna Beck & Lagos), cake (Gigi's Cupcakes c/o)

Look who's turning the big T H R E E today?   Happy Happy s + s!  Sounds so damn cliche but I truly cannot believe what started out as a creative outlet and more or less a hobby has turned into something I am able to do full time while supporting my brood.  It's beyond incredible to do what I love and I am so very blessed.  Truly, I should be writing a big fat Thank You Letter to each and every one of you because let's be honest...if the readers ain't diggin' s + s, it's toast.  So let's do just that...a little Thank You/Love Letter hybrid:
 To the readers that pay this little slice a visit throughout the week and give me such strong motivation to keep on this path---how can I thank you enough?  You all have given me the ability to fulfill such a strong passion, be an example for my girls to follow your aspirations, take risks, and to do what you love---I'm beyond grateful and while my ass is horrible at responding to every comment (I read them I swear I do and I'm working on upping my comment game), they provide the perfect dose of motivation and inspiration.  They're humbling.  You all have been a part of my toughest journey thus far in life, my divorce, leaving Corporate America after 10 years, and the passing of the girl's father and you'll never know how your words of encouragement got me through the most challenging of times.  I think I owe it to y'all to be a smidge more candid on the blog and so that's what I'm certainly going to try my darnedest to do.  I don't say these words above lightly and in passing--I mean them.  I thank you with all the sincerity in the world.  I also ask with all sincerity...what is s + s missing?  Not sure if you noticed but I'm trickling in a little tyke fashion, a little home diddy now and again---what else?  The floor is yours so fire away---it's important that when you all come here, you're getting a solid dose of inspo yourself so let me know and I'll see if I can deliver!  
To Lexington, my sweet Lex---what pride I have for this town.  It's where my girls have grown up, it's where this dream has become a reality.  It's where I've made the dearest lifelong friends...I love this place more than words can express.  I love the partnerships I have with the boutiques that are so damn supportive of the blog....Omar + ElsieAdeleMorton JamesAJs Casuals, & Voce--you all are an incredible bunch that I so value partnering with!  And how about my gal, Kristin, who shares the same vision and work ethic--is such a peach to work with...smooths out my mug, gets my good angles, deals with my deadlines, minimizes my damn crow's feet...couldn't ask for a better photog and friend than that one!  An enormous thank you to Danielle who showed me the ropes early on and is the most generous and thoughtful gal around...without you, I'd probably still be figuring out how to do a collage for the love!  And to my best friend in Nola--you know who you are--and you know how grateful I am for you.  
And finally to my family.  Look, I've always kinda been the wild card in the Kelly crew--the free spirit if you will.   So while initially they looked at me with an "Oh Lord, here she goes again," kinda face when I first shared this venture--they've been cheering loudly and proudly from Florida every step of the way and I just can't love or thank them enough.  
Good grief, who am I missing....I hope no one but, gang, thank you--again.  So very much---let's virtually cheers to another year of inspo, growth, risks, rewards, chuckles, and some dope fashion.   Cheers to a great one gang!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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