Thigh High Boots

Back in Black

DSC_0041DSC_0071DSC_0049DSC_0063DSC_0085DSC_0073DSC_0093Obviously, my first outfit only post back after the New Year had to have a ridiculously cheesy title! On a real note though, creating a title for each post has got to be one of the biggest challenges. As I approach SMC’s 1 year birthday/blogiversary {but really, which is it?} I seriously worry I’ll start to run out of title ideas!! But, as goobery as the title might be, it’s very true to my current style situation. I’ve never really been a black kinda girl until the last few months and suddenly it’s all I ever want to buy! The key to keep yourself from wearing the same black Piko top over and over (you know who you are) is to find a few black pieces that are fashion forward, but still keep that chic, simple look. This top from Hilton Hollis, an up and coming designer out of New York City, does just that! It’s fun and sassy but still remains true to the comfort of wearing a simple black blouse. << PS- you can shop the Hilton Hollis line this weekend at Maddison Row in Charleston!! Join me as they kick off the trunk show Thursday evening with a cocktail party benefiting an awesome charity, One80 Place.-see below for more info >> I styled the top simply with dark denim and my equally sassy thigh high boots that always take any outfit to the next level. Of course, I couldn’t do without a pop of color! This beautiful turquoise tassel necklace from Peyton William was the perfect addition! I’m absolutely obsessed with the tassel trend and this necklace is certainly no exception. Side note: they also have some pretty adorable tiny tassel earrings that mayyy need to make their way to my jewelry box. Basically, if you haven’t stopped inside this local jewelry store on lower King, you’ve got to move that to the top of your list. And, if you aren’t local and haven’t visited Charleston, you need to start packing! I also love the pop of leopard with this bag that has become clutch in my wardrobe (okay, that was too much cheesiness for one post). But, there’s just something about the leopard and the turquoise that makes me really happy. I really just love this whole look!! It’s perfect for a winter night out (because you know you’re running out of those outfits) or even paired with black flats for a daytime look. ** also, sorry if ACDC is stuck in your head now, like it is mine.. #miserylovescompany

Top: Hilton Hollis | Jeans: AG Jeans | Boots: Sam Edelman from Belk | Bag: Clare V. | Necklace: Peyton William

HILTON HOLLIS

Bloggers Take Belk

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Belk of Towne Centre has given us bloggers some pretty fabulous opportunities lately and the latest of those was the chance to attend a CYNTHIA by Cynthia Rowley fashion show and chat with the designer herself! You can read more about my experience with the sweet and stylish lady here, but of course I’ve got to tell you all about what I wore! Now, you’ve seen a summer variation of how to wear this skirt before, but it so easily can transition to winter as well. Instead of wearing the hot pink crop top I did in the warmer months, I chose to pull out the black in the skirt with this structured black crop top. Then, I traded in my strappy sandals for these KILLER thigh high boots! These have quickly become my favorite shoe for fall and winter! They lengthen and slim your legs automatically (which if you know me, you know I love). You can throw these on with a simple pair of skinny jeans and black tee shirt and voila! go from frumpy to fabulous!! They truly are the ideal winter accessory to expand your wardrobe. I wanted to add a big chunky necklace, but not one with too much color, so this collar necklace was perfect! To add a little pop of color in with the black, I carried this bright purple clutch, which coincidentally matched perfectly with my blogger babe partner in crime, Tara, of Northern Lights- Southern Belles. Don’t we just look like a Belk commercial?! We’re hoping for billboard hehe

Images via Shauntae Young of Sky Photography

Top: BCBG from Trés Carmen Boutique | Skirt: Jealous Tomato from StyleDwell | Boots: Sam Edelman from Belk | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Clutch: GiGi New York from Gwynn’s