Flirty

I Scream You Scream…

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WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!!! Since we’re in the dog days of summer, I decided to give y’all a glimpse of what I actually would like to be doing all.the.time at this point- eating ice cream!! It’s just so hot outside and the cold, sweet ice cream tastes soooo good!! These pictures were shot at my favorite spot in town for ice cream {and fries, BLT’s, hotdogs} Ye Ole Fashioned. I may be a little biased because my husband owns the two in Summerville and the rest are all owned by his family, BUT they were also voted Best Ice Cream in Charleston for a local City Paper contest {8 years in a row} that is a pretty big deal. So, the rest of Charleston agrees!! This flirty, fun dress (maxi version here for 30% off) is the perfect choice for something like going to have ice cream. The colors just pop off of it and instantly put you in a fun mood! It’s not just playful though, the low cut back also gives you a little bit of a sexy feel. Pair it with wedges for the perfect summer date night outfit! The light material makes it really breathable and great for hot summer days or nights. Since I was going for a daytime look, I dressed it down with these sandals. I like to think of these as my prettier version of a Birkenstock. They’re a little bulkier than your average sandal, but they still have the gold strap across the top that keeps them nice and feminine. They are perfect for adding a little chic-ness to this otherwise very girly dress. Considering the bright colors, I wore my blue mirrored aviators to play that up a bit more. This is a really fun summer outfit to wear that makes you feel sexy, fun and girly all in one!! Now, go get some ice cream!!! {see below for coupon}

Ice Cream Courtesy of : Ye Ole Fashioned on Trolley Rd **SMC readers enjoy HALF OFF today 07/30 when you mention this post** (the 2 Summerville locations only)

Dress- Show Me Your MuMu {available here} | Shoes- Bata {similar here and here} | Sunnies- Ray Ban

Pattern Play

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{DISCLAIMER- please excuse the lion king hair in the next couple of posts, it was a ridiculously windy day to be shooting!!!}

Happy Friday everyone!!! Today I am getting super playful and doing one of my favorite things- mixing patterns! It is a fun way to put a trendy twist on what otherwise would have been a traditional outfit. This floral skater skirt (that came from the children’s department of Target-gotta love that) is the center of attention of this get up. It gives you a flirty, feminine look and is so much fun to wear! Today I made it be casual, but you can also dress it up with a black blouse, flashy statement necklace and a killer pair of black heels (mine I wear are lace ups and to-die-for) and you’ve got a fabulous outfit for a night out on the town! Since the skirt is really the focal point, I decided to pair it with a more subtle pattern. Stripes and floral are almost always AMAZING together! This striped black and white shirt is very simple and something that every girl probably already has in her closet. Worn with typical jeans this could be very borrrinnnng, but when you put it with a fun skirt like this it is ultra chic and fashionable! I wore this with my very traditional black Tory Burch flats (another thing you probably already have in that closet) to add to the classic side of the outfit. This is the perfect mix of trendy and traditional for a precious daytime look!

Top- Gap / Skirt- Target / Shoes- Tory Burch

Hopeless Romantic

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! I feel like most people have a love/hate relationship with this holiday, completely dependent upon their current romantic relationship status. But, whether you have a hot date with your man or your girlfriends you should get all dolled up because you should love YOU! And what better way to show yourself some love than looking hot in a red dress and high heels? { bonus: if you are in a relationship, your man probably won’t hate it }This sassy little red number never fails to make me feel fabulous! I wore it with a pretty nude suede sling back peep toe pump. While this is a fairly simple shoe, it exudes femininity and is perfect for a girly Valentine’s look. I also have a pair of fierce leopard print Louboutins that I wear with this when I’m feeling wild and fearless! To top off the sweet Valentine’s look I wore a pink and orange statement necklace. It has a splash of red and really compliments the dress nicely. Considering it is February 14, chances are most Valentine’s will be pretty chilly. This is the perfect opportunity to wear your fur! (real or faux) Mine is a vintage mink stole that was my Great Grandmother’s. This is an even better reason to wear on this day particularly because it truly means so much to me and she is such a wonderful reminder of how to love. This outfit is perfect for a flirty, feminine look whether you have date night or girls night to look forward to. Either way, remember today and every day to LOVE YOURSELF!!

 

Dress- Express / Necklace- Monkee’s of Daniel Island / Shoes- Bob Ellis / Stole- Vintage