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!
11/26/2014 / Black Friday, Sale Alerts, Sales, Sales in Savannah, Savannah, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shopping in Savannah
Put on your most comfortable shopping shoes and get ready. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Makers Monday are here!! Before we get started with the sales/discounts/hours, etc. I want to take just a minute to talk about all three days.
Black Friday - You most likely know about this one. It’s been going on since before I was born (we won’t use a year here, just trust me it’s been a while). Local shops all over the country participate in Black Friday right alongside with you big box store fronts. So, take a minute on Black Friday and pop in a local shop! It’s worth it.
Small Business Saturday (SBS) – From everything I’ve ever found, SBS was founded in 2010 by American Express in an attempt to help small business owners get more customers. As the movement has continued to garner support over the last few years, I’m noticing small businesses offering sales and discounts along with extended hours on SBS as well as Black Friday. Some local shops are even more inclined to offer better deals on Saturday. It’s great! Two days, lots of specials, supporting the local community….who else has warm and fuzzy feelings right now?
Makers Monday – I’m really excited to see this one pop up this year. I am a HUGE fan of Made in America products and am thrilled to see an initiative formed that focuses on buying products that are made in America. From their website: “Makers Monday encourages consumers to pledge to buy American on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and to share that pledge and their American-made purchase on their social networks.” Do you realize how many incredibly talented artisans are sitting right here in Savannah selling products? SO many. In fact, this year I’m reaching out to several in hopes of putting together a gift guide that’s solely focused on gifts that are made here in Savannah! The hard part isn’t finding items, it’s figuring out how to feature everyone because there are seriously that many. From bath scrubs and candles to leather goods, art, jewelry, etc. you can find something for everyone and it’s all made here in your local community. Bring back those warm and fuzzy feelings people because I’m feeling them right now!
Cyber Monday – Don’t forget, lots of locally made products and shops have websites and many participate in Cyber Monday. Free shipping, BOGO sales, discounts, etc.
Now, onto the shops, their sales, and their hours….
BleuBelle Boutique – 5500 Abercorn St. (Twelve Oaks) Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm
Black Friday: ALL Tory Burch bags will be 20% off (including special orders) plus 30% off Michael Stars, Holiday Dresses & Tory Burch apparel
Small Business Saturday: 30% off Michael Stars, Holiday Dresses & Tory Burch apparel will continue!
Copper Penny – 22 W. Broughton St. – 9am – 7pm
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday AND Sunday: 20-70% off storewide
Black Friday ONLY: Extra 20% off already marked sale items from 9am – 11am
Custard Boutique – 422 Whitaker St. – Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday 11am – 5pm
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday AND Sunday: 35% off all shoes + 60% off the sale rack
Emily McCarthy Shoppe – www.EmilyMcCarthy.com
Black Friday: “Skip the Lines…FREE SHIPPING Sitewide”
Cyber Monday: Continued Free Shipping as well as our popular BYGO Cocktail Napkins, buy 50, get 100!
Fab’rik Savannah – 318 W. Broughton St. – Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm
Black Friday – 30% off storewide
Small Business Saturday: Join Fab’rik Savannah and the awesome ladies of Jules More than Makeup for their signature lip car from 3pm – 7pm
Fleet Feet – 3405 Waters Ave. – Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday: Join Fleet Feet for their “FITNATIC Weekend”. They will be giving away 16 pairs of shoes this weekend, 35% off apparel (Friday only), 30% OFF all nutrition on Friday and Saturday, and MORE. Seriously, check out their event info on Facebook for all the details.
Go Fish - 106 W Broughton St. – Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm / Sunday 10am – 5pm
Black Friday: Additional 25% off women’s sale clothing & shoes, plus all Christmas decor, hats, gloves and legwarmers will be reduced!!
Harper: 118 Bull St. – Friday & Saturday 11am – 6pm
Black Friday: 20% Off All Shoes, 20% Off New Select Styles
J. Paige - 107 Charlotte Rd. – 9am – 8pm
Black Friday: 20-70% off select fall styles. Enter to win a J Paige giveaway plus double loyalty bucks all day.
L’Occitane En Provence – Grand Opening at the corner of Broughton & Whitaker St.
Black Friday Weekend: 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding special value gift sets) + First 100 guests receive a free gift with purchase! <you can bet I’ll be one of the first. hehe.>
Lucy Lu Savannah – 321 W. Broughton St. – 10am – 6pm
Black Friday: Miss Me jeans 50% off, Boots 30% off and all other items 20% off (excludes My Flat jewelry)
Nourish – 202 W. Broughton St. or 7360 Skidaway Rd. Suite L-3 - Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm & Sunday 10am – 6pm
Savings throughout the store including 30% off select bar soap, 25% off select soy candles, and more!
Number Four Eleven – 411 Whitaker St. – 10am – 5:30pm
Black Friday: 20% off storewide
Polka Dots - 107 Charlotte Rd. – 9am – 7pm
Black Friday: Burlap Initial wreaths 50% off, all in stock Christmas stockings 50% off, all other holiday 24% off and more!
Red Clover – 244 Bull St. – Friday & Saturday 10:30am – 6pm & Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Black Friday: Additional 40% off Clearance Rack, 30% Off Newer Select Items
Salacia Salts – www.SalaciaSalts.com OR Shop at One Fish Two Fish (401 Whitaker St.)
Black Friday: Free shipping online + 30% off all items with the code: BLACKFRIDAY
Cyber Monday: Use code: cybersalts for free shopping + a bar of Orange Blossom soap!
Sara Jane Children’s Boutique – 202 E. 37th St. – 10am – 6pm
Black Friday: 10am – 11:59am: 40% off, 12pm – 1:59pm 30% off, 2pm – 3:59pm 20% off & 4pm – 6pm 10% off (some exclusions apply)
Small Business Saturday: “Pick your discount sale” (for up to 50% off) as well as first 25 customers get a free gift with purchase.
Satchel – 4 E. Liberty St. – 10am – 6pm Friday, Saturday & Monday
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday AND Makers Monday: 30% off all in stock items, including sale items!!
Savannah Yoga Center – 1319 Bull St.
Small Business Saturday: 20% off clothing & Lotus Love body care
Terra Cotta – 34 Barnard St. – Friday 10am – 8pm
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Sunday: 20% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply)
Trunk 13: 414 Whitaker St. – 10:30am – 6pm
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday: 40% off all jewelry
Veronica’s Closet – 205 E. 37th St. – Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm (ish)
25% off regular priced dresses, skirts, tops, leggings, shoes, boots & gift items (excludes Beija Flor jeans and already reduced sale items).
Zia Boutique - 325 W Broughton St.
6pm Wednesday – midnight Sunday, Nov. 30 – Save 15% off your purchase under $250 & 25% off your purchase over $250
Phew! Looks like I have my work cut out for me this weekend. More and more stores are coming up with sales so don’t forget to check this post often. I’ll continue to update with new additions throughout the weekend!
10/10/2014 / #Belk, #HappyHours, Girls' Night Out, Savannah Shopping, Shop My Savannah
Thank you to everyone that came out for last night’s Belk #HappyHours @ Girls’ Night Out event. I had an absolute blast hanging out with some of you, styling Belk customers, playing with henna, and, of course, meeting Chip & Pepper. What a whirlwind of an evening!!
I started off the night at the henna booth. These two ladies are ridiculously talented. I don’t have hands steady enough to do the work they do. Just check out my hamsa art that they did….
They also had my favorite Flash Tattoos and I went a little crazy. I think I ended up with 4 total, but my favorite by a long shot was this one they put on the top of my foot that reads, “Love Your Life.” I think it’s a great reminder to stop worrying so much about what other people have or may get to do and just really love the life that you’ve worked for and that you have.
Next up was our style section where shoppers could come up, get styling advice, enter raffle prizes and just hang out with us! It was so much fun meeting some of the Belk shoppers and answering questions for them!
Before I knew it, designers Chip & Pepper had grabbed the bloggers to try on some of their fantastic denim. Y’all know I would live in denim if I could so I was all for it. What surprised me most was the color I ended up with. I’m usually a basic, dark denim wearer. However, these guys had this amazing gray color that intrigued me. Here I am with Pepper with my new gray jeans!!
The guys were evening signing the jeans that people were buying all night. Such a cool keepsake!
Theses two are seriously amazing. They are so much fun and really down to earth. They must have taken 1,000 photos with people last night and they were happy to be in every single one. I sure hope they enjoy their time in Savannah and will hopefully come back and see us all again soon!
All in all it was an honor to be one of the 4 local bloggers Belk selected for this event. I just loved meeting the other three fashion bloggers and getting to know them. You know, one of the main reasons I was inspired to start ShopMySavannah.com was seeing how well all the stores here worked together. They all create events together (Fashion Night, Fashion Week, etc.), cross promote each other and just generally support each other as opposed to competing with each other. It’s such an incredible group of local shop owners we have here and I just knew that’s what I wanted to be a part of it. I think the local blogging community can do the same thing. We’re all so different, both in our styles and blogs, and I’m looking forward to continuing to connect with these ladies and promote the great things they are doing!
Who were the other three fashion bloggers you ask?
Taylor: Lights Camera Catwalk
Julia: Glitter and Juls
Emily: The Style Hunter
Definitely stop by their sites and follow them on social media! They are all fabulous.
Thanks again to Belk for putting on this great event and for allowing me to be a part of it. It was a wonderful opportunity and I had a great time!
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