Fall, is that you?

southern-meets-chic-gwynns-5 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-6It’s a very special week here on SMC!! Most exciting for me is that I’ll be writing all of these posts while cruising the Caribbean with my hubby for his birthday (follow me on Insta to stay updated). Most exciting for my readers is that I will be doing an outfit post every day this week AND have a big surprise for y’all on Friday evening!! I’ve teamed up with Gwynn’s to style some absolutely fabulous fall and winter looks this week, so every item you’ll see posted this week is coming from them. If you see something you’re interested in, give them a call! They offer free shipping and if you’re out of state, no taxes! Also, every picture you’ll see this week was taken by the lovely Catherine Ann Photography. She specializes in weddings and women’s portraits- check out her Instagram, it’s to die for!! Hellooo Pinterest wedding inspo board!

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Photos by: Catherine Ann Photography

If you’re interested in purchasing something you see here call Gwynn’s at: 843-849-9667

Full outfit c/o Gwynn’s: Coat- Maison Scotch | Top- Wildfox | Jeans- J Brand | Shoes- Tory Burch | Necklace- Alexis Bittar | Bag- GiGi New York 

Weekend Wear

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Sadly, today is the conclusion of {the first of many} Susan Lloyd Photography week on Southern Meets Chic. However, it is also the conclusion of the work week and time for play days! Although I will be busy moving all weekend {sigh} and will not be wearing anything remotely close to what is seen above, I figured I would give y’all some weekend wear inspo to kick start your TGIF! If you are even barely into the latest fashion trends, then you are obsessed with a matching two piece outfit! A few years ago I would have been disgusted if you had of told me this would be cool, but I am SO into it!! It’s a super easy (hello- you don’t have to match a top & bottom) way to be on top of your fashion game. Throw a crop top into the mix and you are really rocking it! Okay, so not only does this have two piece appeal and crop top action, but it also has an envelope style skirt. (if you aren’t comfortable with a crop top, but still love this look, check out my second link on the similar items for an alternate option and similar look) All of these are MAJOR trends and this look pulls all three off without being remotely tacky or over the top! Since this has a pretty busy print, I wanted to pair it with fairly simple shoes. Keeping with the black, I wore my favorite {only} black heels. (on sale now!!) The lace ups play up the edgy look, but are nothing too crazy. However, since this was an all black and white outfit I wanted to add a pop of color with my lip and my handbag. Despite the daytime pics, this is definitely a nighttime look! Perfect for a night out on the town or concert! I wore it to Miley Cyrus a few months ago with a black leather jacket, but ditch the jacket this summer- HELLLOOOO Bey & Jay On The Run tour!!

Top & Skirt Set- StyleXchange Couture {similar here and here} / Shoes- Victoria’s Secret / Bag- GiGi New York from Gwynn’s