Chloe + Isabel

Palazzo Party for Chloe + Isabel

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I have to admit, I’m a little (read: WAY) over the jersey knit palazzo fad! I think they look tacky and the leg clinging fit just is not flattering, on anybody. But, when I saw these cotton, high waisted palazzos, I fell in love! The print is the perfect combination of trendy and chic and the cut is super flattering on practically any figure. I do not have long or thin legs, but with their lengthening qualities, these babies gave me the Kendall Jenner effect!! Which, if you know me, you know I would DIE to have KJ’s legs. Thanks for making it possible palazzos! Pairing a high waisted pant with a crop top is kind of a no brainer, but I especially love how structured and boxy this one is. It goes great with the slimming effect of the pants. It really is the perfect basic crop top to add to your wardrobe and can easily be paired with most anything high waisted! Since the pants are so busy, I kept the jewelry to a minimum (as usual) with this classic black and gold tassel necklace. This is fairly new, and you’ve probably noticed me wearing it several times already if you follow me on Insta. I’m OBSESSED!! I’ve been dying for one of the Rachel Zoe tassel necklaces for years, but never could justify spending that much. Well, thank goodness I waited because I found this look a like locally for a tiny fraction of the price, and the quality is still fabulous! Since I don’t like being too matchy matchy, I wore my comfy tan wedges (that are now half off in the link below). I carried my large, black 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag, as I had a conference to attend and had lots that I needed to have on hand. I like to think of this bag as my chic briefcase, it’s perfect to use in business type environments and also as a carry on when traveling. So, speaking of that conference I attended, keep reading below to hear all about it!!

Top: BCBG from Trés Carmen Boutique {similar here} | Pants: Jealous Tomato from Trés Carmen Boutique {similar here} | Shoes: Madden Girl | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target {similar here} | Necklace: StyleXchange Couture | Sunnies: Tom Ford from Gwynn’s

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Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of being asked to attend and cover a Chloe + Isabel conference as a part of their “Flock Together” tour. I must admit, I thought I was just in for a jewelry meeting, but still agreed because I love their style. I was so very wrong! The conference brought together merchandisers from all over the Carolina’s, to hear from Bridget Costello of Chloe + Isabel. Merchandisers ranged from stay at home mom’s looking to add some style to their lives while making a little extra shopping money to women who were sick of the corporate world and have now made this their full time job. Bridget was an extremely inspirational speaker, sharing her own experience on following her dreams and not letting anything get in the way of that. Of course, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t beautiful jewelry involved! I loved seeing what pieces from the Chloe + Isabel collection that all of these women were wearing. I also took a book home and have been swooning ever since! My “to buy” list is forever long! (like that ring up above that was featured in VOGUE)  I’m so blessed to have wonderful opportunities such as these and have the chance to meet such empowering women.