01/02/2015 / 2015, Happy New Year, New Years Resolutions, Rememberlutions, Shop My Savannah
Happy New Year readers!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I was so lucky to be able to take some time off and actually go home to Florida for a bit. It was so nice to be able to see my family and spend some quality time with everyone back home. It’s great to be back in Savannah though and I’m so ready for 2015!
I’ve never really been big into a whole list of New Year’s Resolutions so when I came across this article on Buzzfeed I was super excited. Instead of creating a whole list of resolutions this article suggests making a Rememberlutions jar. So, how does it work? Get a jar, any kind will do, pull out some craft supplies (or head to the craft store like I had to do), and decorate yourself a jar!
Then, once your jar is decorated, you simply write down things you accomplish throughout the year on a piece of paper, fold it up and place it in the jar. At the end of the year you open the jar and read through all the pieces of paper reminding yourself of all the incredible things you accomplished throughout the year. How great is that?!
I don’t have kids, but wouldn’t this be a great idea to do with your children? You could write down nice things they do for a sibling or friend, accomplishments in school, etc. I just love this whole concept.
What do you think about this idea? Will you be making a rememberlutions jar for yourself or someone in your family?
Happy Shopping & Happy New Year,
12/26/2014 / Sale Alerts, Sales, Savannah Blogger, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shopping in Savannah
Merry Christmas, y’all!! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful day and were able to enjoy some time off! It’s truly been a blessing to have this week off work to spend time with my friends and family.
The day after Christmas is great day to score some incredible sales in Savannah at all your favorite shops and boutiques. Below are just a few after Christmas sales that I’ve come across so far. I’ll continue to update this page as i find more though so keep checking back!
BleuBelle Boutique (Today Only)
40% off the entire store
BleuBelle Bridal (Today Only)
20% – 80% dresses
Custard Boutique (12/26 & 12/27)
December 26: 60% off sale rack | 40% off all clothes | 30% off all shoes
December 27: 50% off sale rack | 30% off all clothes | 20% off all shoes
Fab’rik Savannah (12/26 – 12/31)
50% off coats & jackets | 40% off holiday dresses | 30% off shoes | 20% off tops and denim
30% off select brands of shoes, boots & handbags
50% off the entire store
12/20/2014 / Gift Guide, Savannah, Savannah Blogger, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shopping in Savannah
If you’re anything like me you still have what feels like a mile-long list of gifts to buy! Yes, that’s right. Christmas is less than a week away and I’ve still got so many people on my gift list. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by incredible shops all with awesome gift options. Below are just a few ideas to help you with you last-minute gift buying! Whether you’re just looking for some extra gifts for someone special or you still need to buy that big gift there’s something on this list for everyone! Good luck, y’all!
$50 and under:
Fab’rik Savannah has some awesome accessories in stock right now. My favorite are these bracelets ranging from $22-$24!
Who doesn’t love a good scarf? I know I do & I’m definitely digging on these infinity scarves from Trunk 13. They are SO comfy and are only $26!
I also have a few Lilly Pulitzer obsessed ladies on my Christmas list so you know I had to peak in Palm Avenue on Broughton Street to see what they had. I was surprised to find a variety of accessories all under $50.
$50 – $100:
Some of my absolute favorites fall into this category. I just love these watches from Custard Boutique. They are Made in the USA (Bonus), come with a 2 year warranty from the company and there are a variety of colors and styles to choose from. Below are just a couple of examples…
I’m an accessory junkie so I’m also loving all these necklaces from Custard Boutique. Many of them are made in the USA as well which y’all know I just love!
$100 and above:
I recently found out that Terra Cotta carries Chan Lu. These wrap bracelets are just stunning and there is just about every color combination you could want! These bracelets range from $164 – $199.
Fab’rik also has some incredible denim in stock right now. I love these three options below. Wife, daughter, sister, etc. Everyone loves a great pair of denim.
12/17/2014 / 40 Volume Salon, Copper Penny Savannah, Fab'rik Savannah, Gift Guide, Savannah, Savannah Blog, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shop Small, Villa Savannah
I’m very excited to debut my first gift guide in collaboration with Shop my Savannah just in time for the holiday season. I’ve created my guide based on fabulous finds from an assortment of my favorite local spots. There’s quite a range of prices and styles for Savannah’s most glamorous holiday shoppers.
What completes every home for the holiday season?
Sarah says: A candle, of course.
After exploring several boutiques in the area, I found the most appropriate holiday themed candle, titled “Wine Under the Tree,” created by Rewined. Honestly, I would have purchased this candle for my mother-in-law based on creativity of the name alone, but trust me Savannah shoppers, the holiday scent sells itself.
These candles are priced at $28 each, and are available for purchase at Fab’rik. Not sold on the thought of wine under the tree? Check out the alternative festive scents such as “Spiked Cider.”
What completes every Southern Belle’s holiday look?
Sarah says: stopping and staying at the salon.
Last week I spent a few hours at 40 Volume Salon and Spa watching one of my closest friends enjoy a stylish up-do and flawless makeup application. I thought about my personal preference for a holiday gift, and wouldn’t mind a trip to 40 Volume for my own glam plan. Here’s what I suggest: stop by the vibrant salon and gift a card to your favorite diva.
Hint: request Tyler Lively as your personal stylist. He’s a Christmas miracle for hair.
What’s the most exciting gift for a lady to unwrap?
Sarah says and will always say: jewelry.
If you have been following my recent Shop my Savannah excursions, you are most likely familiar and probably tired of my Whitley V obsession. Oh well, it’s not nearly over. The jewelry line offers a range of prices, and the unique stones and druzy designs are ideal for accessorizing from day into night. Stop by Copper Penny to pick out your preferred Whitley V piece.
Fill in the blank: It’s not holiday season without…
Sarah says: a sparkly blazer!
After last week’s exploration of sparkly dresses, a festive blazer at Villa Savannah stole my attention. This statement piece comes in both black and brown. Both colors are priced at $68. Even though (in my opinion) black is the winning color of the fashion world, I happen to prefer the brown version of this blazer against the sparkles. Shop my Savannah readers can pop into Villa on Broughton to choose their color. If sparkle is involved, I’m sold!
The ornate windows of Villa Savannah say it all: “Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.”
I hope my holiday gift guide provides a few inspirational ideas for Shop my Savannah readers of every and any category: home décor, trips to the spa, locally crafted jewels and festive attire. With each visit to the wonderful boutiques in Savannah I have learned that shopping locally adds meaning to any gift. I can’t wait for my family and friends to unwrap my sensational Savannah finds.
~Happy Holidays from a Shop my Savannah enthusiast!~
12/02/2014 / Black Friday, My Favs, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shop Small, Small Business Saturday
Well, needless to say, Black Friday & Small Business Saturday were a success. As in year’s past both my mom and mother-in-law were able to come to Savannah for the festivities. We started out the morning needing some serious fuel so it was off to The Coffee Fox for their Horchata Latte’s (Mexican sweetened milk combined with vanilla and cinnamon + espresso – aka heaven in a cup).
Once we were fueled up we were ready to check out the Grand Opening of L’Occitane which opened right across the street from The Coffee Fox. What a great new addition to Broughton! Not only do they have great products (think hand creams, body oils, skin care and more), but they have got great customer service. Manager Cynthia and her team there really know how to treat their clients. We had a wonderful time with them. Side bar: did you know that you can walk into any L’Occitane at any time and get a complimentary hand massage? Well, you can and if anyone needs me I’ll be at L’Occitane on Broughton! Haha.
Stay tuned later this week for a more detailed post on some of the L’Occitane products I’m newly obsessing over!
Once we were done being pampered, we got out our list, because you know I had to make a list, and we started crossing stores off one by one. Sara Jane’s, BleuBelle, Custard, Satchel, Fab’rik, Zia, etc. etc. etc. Now, since so many of my purchases were gifts I can’t share too much with y’all till after the holidays. That being said, check out some of my fav finds below….
So, did y’all shop local on Black Friday and/or Small Business Saturday? If so, what were your favorite finds? Comment below!