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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

City Sleek

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Photos: 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: Sweater- J Brand | Pants- Alexis | Shoes- Jimmy Choo | Bag- Tory Burch | Necklace- Tataborello

Patterns in the Park

southern-meets-chic-gwynns-18 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-19 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-21 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-22 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-23 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-24 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-25 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-26 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-29 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-30There’s no denying that I’m really into pattern mixing at this point. Yesterday it was plaid and leopard, today it’s stripes and spots? Not totally clear on the exact label of the print on this top, but I’m really into it! What the pictures don’t show is that it also has a hint of gold glitter! Gold, glitter, pattern mixing- I’m sold!! I love this look because it’s so fashion forward, but also so comfortable. These literally feel like pajamas!! This is the perfect “run errands while looking chic attire” AKA every Tuesday. It could easily be dressed up with a pair of strappy heels, but I like to keep it casual with classic quilted flats. To pull out the gold in the top and embellishment on the shoes, I wore it with a strand of my favorite Charleston Rice Beads. These can instantly jazz up any outfit and give your look that perfect finish. To contrast the red, black and white I added this bright blue bag. A little pop of color can really add some fun to your look and give you a put together look that you wouldn’t even expect!

Photos By: Catherine Ann Photography

Full Outfit c/o Gwynn’s: Top- Maison Scotch | Pants- Maison Scotch | Shoes- Tory Burch | Bag- Kate Spade | Necklace- Charleston Rice Beads

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!

southern-meets-chic-gwynns-16southern-meets-chic-gwynns-9 southern-meets-chic-gwynns-3southern-meets-chic-gwynns-10southern-meets-chic-gwynns-1The first look I’m bringing you from Gwynn’s is absolutely perfect for ringing in this chilly cold front we’ve gotten. Dare I say the fall weather is finally here to stay?! Either way, this amazing plaid coat can take you from fall to winter so you’ll definitely be wearing it for months to come. I’m loving just about every oversized coat that crosses my path this year, but the colors and print on this plaid beauty stole my heart! I layered it over a fun graphic tee that is fit for a queen (couldn’t resist) and the COMFIEST skinny jeans you’ll ever put on. Seriously, I did not want to take them off! I love that they are distressed and have torn hems at the bottom to give them a bit of that grungy look. I kind of feel like this whole outfit has a bit of a rock and roll vibe, but it doesn’t go overboard and still stays in the classically chic realm. This plaid on the coat is the best print for fall pattern mixing and leopard just goes beautifully with it! Leopard + this plaid = soul mates, for real. I always say subtle pattern mixing is a great way for someone who doesn’t normally take chances with fashion, to step outside their box. As usual, I accessorized pretty simply with this dainty but fabulous layered necklace. This is a great necklace for those who love the layered look but without all the fuss. Add a big oversized bag to go with your big oversized coat and you’re ready to go!!

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 

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