Outfit of the Day: New Dooney and Bourke Bag



Outfit Details: Blazer, Jeans and Shirt- New York and Company; Shoes- Victoria's Secret; Handbag- Dooney and Bourke via QVC; Watch- Marc Jacobs; Bracelet- Michael Kors



If you have seen my post on my fall wish list (if not, you can see it HERE) last week you know that I was on the hunt for a dark green bag. Again, I went to Dooney and Bourke to find the bag I wanted. They have been a hit since I purchased my first bag from them in April. It has held up pretty well and still looks like new. 

This particular bag is on clearance and at the time it was offered on Easy Pay. A girl's best friend I tell you when you don't want to fork out a ton of money. Picture's do not do it justice. It's a gorgeous bag in person. Plenty of room too. I can see this bag being in my wardrobe for many years to come!


Hope you all are having a wonderful week! 



Boardwalk Empire Style





Fur Stole: House of Frasier; Dress: Burberry, Coat: Monki; Makeup: NARS and MAC


Boardwalk Empire last season is premiering September 7th. With that just around the corner, fans of the show know the fabulous fashion featured in the show. Why not celebrate and give a farewell to a fabulous show by wearing a vintage inspired look. According to the trailer for the new season, the show jumps ahead by 4 years in 1931.

In 1931, fashion steered away from the flapper look and sported more of a feminine vibe. They also got rid of their hats and fur was the trend of the moment. Printed, flowy dresses were very popular. A similar dress to the one above would be perfect. It's very feminine and fits the vintage theme perfectly. I would check out your local thrift stores or Ebay for similar dresses!

A statement coat was a thing to have. From pictures I found, mid calf coats that nipped in at the waist was the coat to sport. Pair the look with a faux fur stole and ankle strap heels. Feminine, glamorous, vintage, but still modern!


What would you wear to recreate the '30s fashions?


Introducing Sperry Clothing Line!

Sperry Clothing


You all know I love my Sperry shoes (I have 10+ counting!). They are extremely comfortable and stylish. Win win for me!

When I heard that they were making a clothing line, I said "my life is complete". Well not literally, but I was extremely excited to see the designs. When they were revealed, I was beyond impressed. It fits my style aesthetic exactly. I love the casual, coastal, preppy look. It's carefree and fun.

For now, wear the shirt dress with sandals and a floppy hat. Later, pair with knee high boots with a long cardigan belted at the waist. The jean jacket is sporty and reminds me of old school varsity jackets. LOVE!
I think any of the sweaters or shirts featured would pair perfectly with the zipped cargo pants above. Gives it a edgy yet classic look.

I am hoping that they do get sold at the stores. Their jewelry and scarves/accessories are already sold in store. It would be nice to feel and try on the pieces since it's a clothing line I have never tried before. I also like that the line is small (only a few selections to choose from). That way, you are not overwhelmed and instead invest in a couple "nice" pieces. I think more stores should follow.

You can shop the clothing collection, HERE. I am not sure if they will be selling the clothing in store or not. If they do, from my experience they only carry a few sizes of each piece; so get there fast if you see a style you like!


What do you think of the new Sperry clothing line? Is it a hit or miss for the big preppy retailer?



 

Fab'rik Grand Opening Event

I was invited to the Fab'rik store opening in the St. John's Town Center this last Wednesday. I have never heard of this particular store until I was contacted to come and blog the event.

Fab'rik is a southern small chain, with other stores located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Their goal is to create an environment that is similar to a high end boutique but at affordable prices. And they totally delivered. I was wildly impressed with the aesthetic of the store. It's truly a gorgeous store, and it really felt like you were shopping for those "expensive" pieces.

Here are pictures of the event!:



I wanted to come early so I could take pictures of the lovely store without much interruption and plenty of lighting. I was welcomed as soon as I came in and was attended to like I was the only customer in the store. That type of customer service was duly noted!

The store has a very rustic yet modern feel. I love the rustic furniture combined with the studio like lighting and vintage photos.



I always like seating in boutiques. Great for the guys who come shopping with their wives/girlfriends! The store owner mentioned that they will always be serving champagne when customers come into shop. I think this is a great idea, because you feel like you can take your time, feel like a princess, and come out with a few treasures.




And did I mention they served the BEST cupcakes ever!
*Cupcakes supplied by Sweets by Holly



Just look at all this color, texture, and pattern!

There is so much variety of style in this store, and I love that. That means anyone will be able to find something they will truly enjoy. It's not just catered to one type of client! I really liked how everything was displayed on clothing racks attached to the wall. Something you often only see in high end boutiques. It also aids in looking through those clothes efficiently, while still seeing everything in front of you.

Also, not to mention the quality of each piece. Each piece is made with materials that will last through multiple seasons. With most prices ranging from $20-$80 for an item, you definitely get your money's worth. It is definitely not a store that offers "disposable fashion".




They also have some of the most gorgeous jewelry. Just look at those necklaces! Amazing craftsmanship. I was told by the store manager that every jewelry piece sold in the store is handmade. You could definitely feel that the quality was there in each piece, and that is something you don't see often (and at a low price!).


While browsing at the event I purchased a colorful Aztec print dress, waist belt, and two bracelets. I can't wait to show them to you!

If you live or are stopping by in Jacksonville, please go visit fab'rik! You won't be disappointed.

Thanks again to fab'rik to inviting me to this lovely store opening event. It was fun meeting all the fellow fashionista's in Jacksonville! I think I might become a regular! ;)



Fall Wish List

Fall Wish List


Dooney and Bourke Handbag; Tory and Burch Boots; Victoria's Secret Coat


Fall is coming sooner than you think and now it's the perfect time to start building a wish list.

I have found a new love for Dooney and Bourke handbags. Their handbags are made of excellent quality leather. I have had one of their Florentine leather handbags since May and it has held up incredibly well since I use it almost every day. It has also turned a slightly darker brown making it fit that equestrian theme even more. I have been eyeing their handbags again and wanting a rich dark green handbag like above. Something about the color just screams preppy and classic.

Too expensive? QVC always offers their handbags on Easy Pay from time to time. I have been kind of addicted to QVC lately as their Easy Pay always gets me. Who doesn't like using their own money, but pay over time with no interest?

Nordstrom is opening soon here in Jacksonville, and on that list to get when they open, is a pair of Tory Burch knee high boots. They are absolutely gorgeous! And I know that they will last for years. An investment worth making.

As with cooler weather, a new coat is in order. It doesn't get too cold here in Florida so it's not really necessary to have one; but nevertheless I still would like to own a nice coat. I love this one above from Victoria's Secret. The first coat I invested in was from Victoria's Secret. I remember wearing that coat everywhere, and receiving so many compliments. They make such high quality clothing, that I know that I will love this coat as well. It also comes in colors camel and black.

Lastly, on my wish list is a pair of burgundy corduroy pants. I don't know why I haven't tried corduroy pants before, but some reason I am drawn to them this season. Maybe, it reminds me of those corduroy pants my parents would buy when I was little and they were so big and unflattering (haha)!
I love the one's above because it's chic, timeless, flattering and the color is perfect for fall! I hope that the pair I get this fall is better than the pants I received as a child (hehe). :)


What is on your fall wish list?