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1. Girls– Okay, so I know I’m probably a little late to this party, but I felt the need to share in case any of you were still sans Lena Dunham in your life. I had bought her book, Not That Kind of Girl, a while ago on an Amazon spree, but {like many others} hadn’t gotten the chance to read it yet. Then, during a weekend long life crisis spent stressing over my life purpose, I discovered HBO’s Girls and life was okay again! Not only is Lena Dunham a literary genius full of charm and wit that has me girl crushing hard, but it’s the most relatable show I’ve ever watched. You can find a little of yourself in each of the female lead characters. I’m convinced it’s going to get me through the rest of my 20’s. Basically, if you haven’t seen it, you should probably spend your weekend binge watching!

2. Best Tote Ever– If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a million tote bags lying around your closet/entire house. But, they’re mostly Victoria’s Secret that you don’t actually want or the .99 cent grocery bag kind that you’re always forgetting to put in your car. Then, when you see a tote you actually want, it’s expensive and you feel guilty spending money on them because you’ve already got so many. Well, now’s the time to take those to Goodwill (and actually put them in your car, so you stop using plastic) because I’ve found the perfect tote bag and it’s on sale for under $30! Where does one find such an amazing deal? Target, of course!! These reversible bags are perfect for everything from the pool or beach to the farmer’s market and travel! Plus, at such a low cost, you can buy one for each of those activities!

3. H&M x CoachellaObviously, I {along with every girl in the U.S.} have been having intense Coachella F.O.M.O. I can’t be the only one who actually considered unfollowing people for the week, right?! But, I guess the next best thing is pretending you’re in the dessert by dressing the part, and H&M is here to help us out! They’ve put out a super affordable and every boho girl’s dream, Coachella themed collection to get us through all of our festival cravings. My favorite pieces are the imitation suede shorts (because I’m loving suede for spring), the adorable lace and fringe crop top (I love it in both the white and red), and of course, the “Desert Night” tank that’s perfectly suitable for lying around scrolling through everyone’s perf Coachella pics!

4. Perfect Spring Jacket– I have a serious love/hate relationship with spring weather and the only way to make it through is with a jacket that you can throw on when the chilly temps resurface! In comes Tobi to save the day and most importantly not break your budget, because the reality is you’ll really only wear something like this a few months out of the year. This vegan leather moto jacket in beautiful pastel colors is easy to wear over just about anything! I love it in the blue and lavender, but the blue is currently on sale for just $82!

5. Zinke Sale– Remember that bathing suit line that I told y’all about in a previous Friday Five post? The one with the adorable peplum one pieces and fab high waisted options?! Yeah, well, everything is now HALF OFF on their site with the code FRIENDS&FAMILY- yeah, you read that right, 50% off! I’m kind of dying inside right now and pretty sure that my summer suit wardrobe is about to be complete- and at half the cost!! Happy shopping!!

Friday Five

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Couldn’t be more excited for Friday this week!! #1 I worked last weekend & it’s been a loooongg {but also super awesome} week & #2 When Monday comes I’ll be headed to NYC!! Woohoo!! I hope all of y’all are enjoying your Friday as much as I am! Have a great weekend!! Now, onto the Friday Five!! (that was a lot of exclamation marks, wasn’t it?)

1. The New Android Commercial– Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m an iPhone girl all the way. But, if there’s anything that could get me to make the switch, it’s this commercial right here! My heart literally melts every time I see it! If this doesn’t brighten your day, then I don’t know what could.

2. Target Home SaleToday & tomorrow get 20% off rugs & free shipping. Plus, spend $75 or more on your home purchase & save 15%. Thennnn if you’re a Target Red Card holder (like the addict I am) you’ll save an additional 5%. This is PERFECT for me as I’ve been working on some major home upgrades!! I’ve been eying this rug for quite some time, so making my move!!

3. Currently Craving– Am I the only one who didn’t know that there was a Jeffrey Campbell for Free People collection?! Where have I been?! There are some fab styles in the whole collection, but my favorite is the Hierro Heel. They’re a super on trend style and don’t break the bank!! My only problem is, what color to buy?! I originally wanted the grey, but now they’ve got this fabulous light blue color that I’m kind of dying over! Decisions, decisions…

4. Pioneer Woman Breakfast Quesadillas– Okay, so I know I gave y’all a recipe last Friday {anyone try it by the way?} but when I saw this breakfast quesadilla from Pioneer Woman, I couldn’t resist sharing! First of all, Lee Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) is God- at least of the kitchen! She’s the only woman that I would not only allow, but praise my husband for cheating on me with. And then, I would hope she would move in so a Sister Wives type scenario could happen and she could be like the “cook wife.” Basically, everything I make of hers is amazing and I haven’t tried these amazing looking quesadillas, but I’m sure they’ll be no different. If they turn out as pretty as they are tasty, I’ll be sure to Insta a pic this Sunday!!

5. Bits of Lace– I’ve got a super exciting Valentine’s Day giveaway coming up for y’all tomorrow on Instagram!! Be sure to follow me at @southernmeetschic to get all the deets on how you can win something for you and maybeeee even your man, from Bits of Lace. Also, if you’re looking for something sexy to wear next weekend, be sure to check them out!! They’ve got some seriously HOT stuff!!

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unnamedThe time has come for me to tell y’all the big surprise I’ve been hinting at all week! You may have noticed that every look on SMC this week was head to toe Gwynn’s. If you’re not familiar, Gwynn’s is the only locally owned luxury department store in the Charleston area. They carry everything from home decor and cosmetics to menswear and of course, women’s fashion. They are always my first stop for designers such as Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo and J. Brand. Starting tomorrow, every single piece that you saw on the blog this week is on sale! It doesn’t stop there though, because actually the ENTIRE STORE is on sale!! No restrictions, no limits, everything is anywhere from 10% to 70% off, even the big brands that hardly ever go on sale! Even better, the sale opens to the public on Sunday, but special VIP’s (read: you guys!) will get to shop the sale starting tomorrow!! That’s one day early to beat the crowd and get that item you’ve been swooning over! Don’t live in the Charleston area? No worries! Just give Gwynn’s a call and they will assist you with your purchase, plus give you free shipping!! After you’ve finished shopping for yourself, this is the perfect chance to knock some people off your holiday gift list. You really can find something for everyone on your list here. Just a little hint (and sneak peek into my gift guide coming in December): Brackish bow ties for the boys (particularly the Clemson/Carolina colors), Nest candle for your grandmother, Hunter boot liners for your little sis and Laura Mercier body scrub for Mom!! Plus, they offer beautiful complimentary gift wrapping, so you leave with a present that can go straight under the tree!

Here’s a little recap of this week’s looks from Gwynn’s that you can now find up to 70% off!!

southern-meets-chic-gwynns-5southern-meets-chic-gwynns-26southern-meets-chic-gwynns-51southern-meets-chic-gwynns-47These fab looks from designers like Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Alice + Olivia and Alexis Bittar at up to 70% off?!? Now that’s something to celebrate!! If you’re interested in purchasing something you see here and don’t live in the Charleston area, call Gwynn’s at 843-849-9667

Photos by: Catherine Ann Photography

Midweek Shoe Sale Fix

So, I’ve been wanting to break Southern Meets Chic into more than outfit posts for a while now, but I just never knew exactly where to start. That is, until I got word that Saks Fifth Avenue was having a HUGE designer shoe sale! Once I got on their site and saw all of the amazing deals and variety of styles, I knew I had to share this with the world!! If you’re like me, you love big name brands, but can hardly ever afford to fork out the dough for them. Now is your chance to get designers like Prada, Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo- the list goes on, at up to 60% OFF!! Now, a lot of these can still be a little pricey so I also threw in some, still designer, but less expensive options as well. I’ve organized them into 4 different categories- flats, sandals, dressy heels and casual heels with info below. If you are seriously interested in a pair, I’ve got a great contact over at Saks in Atlanta I can hook you up with. Happy Shopping & Happy Hump Day!!

6b9b0564e7127b298bc8b603984999961. Jimmy Choo Alina Perforated Leather Ballet Flats in Lemon <original price: $675.00 SALE: 315.16>

Consider these neon babes the new neutral for summer! You can wear these with virtually any color to add some fun to your everyday look. The laser cut leather was huge for Spring/Summer ’14 and is a great way to spice up a basic flat.

2. Miu Miu Patent Leather Mary Jane Flats in White <original price: $550.00 SALE: $256.79 >

These Blair Waldorf-esque Mary Jane flats will put just the right amount of “prep” in your step this summer. This style is perfectly classic, but with a modern and trendy twist. These can be worn easily with most shorts, skinny jeans and dresses. Now all you’ll need is a fun headband to complete the look!

3. Chloé Suede Mary Jane Double-Strap Ballet Flats in Red <original price: $630.00 SALE: $294.15>

I absolutely love these precious flats! The ballet flat keeps them simple, but the double strap adds a bit of funk. They are a great transitional shoe between seasons. I can picture them worn with fun, floral tops and black/white striped shorts, but also with black tights and a skater skirt and fuzzy sweater in the winter. Simply perfect!

620297d7e4228334b407ec491c6cf1371. Rachel Roy Camden Studded Ankle Strap Sandal in nude <original price: $295.00 SALE: $137.74>

These are a basic must-have sandal to keep in your closet! They are easy to throw on and put with everything. But, with the gold studs they are anything but boring! Great chance to add a staple shoe to your Summer wardrobe, and if you’re like me, throw out your 3 year old Target go-to’s!

2. Nicholas Kirkwood Bicolor Leather Zigzag Sandals in black/red <original price: $495.00 SALE: $231.12>

Now, I will be the first one to say that I am OVER chevron- if you’re considering it as a part of your outfit, don’t do it!! However, on the inside of your shoe it actually has a bit of a draw (besides the fact that it can’t be seen). These are a sandal that you can easily match with outfits, but still add a pop of color! You’ve also got to love that gold toe!

3. Prada Saffiano Patent Leather Gladiator Sandal in white <original price: $575.00 SALE: $268.47>

These white beauties are a different take on gladiator sandals. The gleaming white is perfect for summertime and will go great with all of those fun neon colors you’ve got in your closet! They can also take a classic jean shorts & white tank from boring to chic!

2e0b368260d80c4b45d45312e3dbbfd21. Tibi Anouk Leather High-Heel Sandals in Mandarin <original price: $395.00 SALE: $184.43>

The color of this shoe is everrrryyything!! The options of how to wear the style are endless- perfect for shorts, skirts, jeans, dresses..I mean the list goes on! I love the idea of wearing it with black/white, neon yellow or even a really pale sky blue.

2. Reed Krakoff Leather Cutout Pumps in Sky Blue <original price: $695.00 SALE: $324.50>

The laser cut leather does it again!! This time in an absolutely beautiful pump. Remember above with the Tibi heel in that great mandarin color? Now picture these shoes with a dress that color. Gorgeous, right?! Also, the perfect splash of color and sass to an all white outfit.

3. Jimmy Choo Thistle Patent Leather and Metallic Leather Sandals in White/Gold <original price: $795.00 SALE: $371.19>

Can you say Grecian Goddess sandal?! These babies are a great summer shoe for a night out on the town! Or, how about all of you future brides out there? These are perfect for bachelorette, showers, rehearsal dinner or even the big day!! A designer wedding day shoe for almost half off?! Oh yes, that just happened!

 


b34e2c8b887aee7ba6035e8fade7d4b21. Kate Spade Aisha Leather T-Strap Sandals in Luggage <original price: $328.00 SALE: $153.14>

If you know me, then you know I love a block heel! If you have yet to get into the trend, these are the perfect starters. The classic colors make this super versatile. This sandal will take you from day to night and looking super classy all the while!

2. Valentino Patent Chevron-Espadrille Slingback Wedge in Pink <original price: $575.00 SALE: $301.50>

Okay, so ignore the word chevron being in the title because that super cute stitching on the heel is nowhere near that stuff that makes me want to gauge my eyes out! These are the most fun wedges! I know they’re a little Elle Woods, but it’s summer, you’re supposed to add a little fun to your life and wardrobe! These would also make perfect pool party shoes- think Vegas & Miami BABY!

3. Diane von Furstenberg Remy Leopard-Print Calf Hair Cork Sandals in Camel <original price: $350.00 SALE: $163.41>

These 1970’s style leopard sandals are TO DIE!! It’s no wonder DVF is Rachel Zoe’s mentor/role model, these totally encompass everything that is RZ. Just add some bell bottoms, loose black tank and huge sunnies and you are ready to go!

 

*** What did you think of today’s non-outfit post?! Did you have a favorite shoe? Did this inspire you to purchase a pair of designer shoes on sale? Is there anything YOU would like to see me blog about? I absolutely love to hear from my readers!! Comment below or shoot me a message on my contact page!! XO ***