10/23/2015 / Athletic Apparel, Fleet Feet Savannah, made in america, Savannah Shopping, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shopping in Savannah
Man, it’s been way too long since we’ve done a Fashion Friday here on the blog! I’m going to blame being pregnant. Haha. In all seriousness, styling this baby bump has not been something that’s come easy to me. In fact, I don’t think I posted a single picture of me pregnant on Shop My Savannah social media until this week (26 weeks). Oops! 😉 Luckily, thanks to this fabulous Micheal Stars sweater I picked up at BleuBelle last year, I was able to actually feel somewhat stylish the other day while getting ready for work!
Well, despite the fact that styling my baby bump has been challenging, one really nice thing has been that most of my athletic apparel still fits, albeit a bit more snug than before, but still….it fits! That’s kinda the nice thing about fitness clothes. They are stretchy and can grow with you a good bit while pregnant. I’ve definitely bought a few new pieces in a larger size so that I would be a little more comfortable, but it’s great knowing that I can still shop at places like Fleet Feet and support my local stores while pregnant. So, when the ladies called to see if I wouldn’t mind playing dress up in some of their newest pieces while pregnant I figured, why the heck not?!
Just a few pics from the shoot….
Can we talk about the thumb holes in this last jacket for a minute? I LOVE thumb holes. Seriously, I can’t explain it. I think it’s because I’m so tall and have long arms that I appreciate when sleeves are actually long enough and the thumb holes help keep everything in place.
Now…..let’s be honest….I wasn’t thrilled about being photographed in tight athletic apparel while 6 months+ pregnant, but I really feel like trying to stay as fit as possible while pregnant is important! I’m kinda a horrible eater, think gummy bears and sour patch kids, so I’ve always tried to do something to stay active whether it be running, yoga, barre, etc. to help offset my candy addiction. Side bar: Health nuts calm down. I also eat salads. 😉 Well, staying active while pregnant means throwing on some athletic clothes and rocking your baby bump. So, I decided that if having my picture taken in fitness clothes can help other pregnant, or soon to be pregnant, women see that you can rock your running shorts while 6 months pregnant, even if you have already gained the recommended weight gain (PFT), then I would do it.
So, which pieces were my favorite? Below are my top 6 picks from the shoot!! Remember, none of these are even maternity so whether you’re rocking a baby bump or not, head on over to Fleet Feet Savannah and check these out in person.
Happy Shopping, Y’all!!
07/01/2015 / 4th of July, Custard Boutique, Emily McCarthy Shoppe, Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry, J. Paige, July 4th, Outfits, Polka Dots, Red Clover, Sales, Sales in Savannah, Satchel, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Southern Traditions, Terra Cotta, The Monogram Place
Every year there are a few holidays I just always have to write about. July 4th is one of those holidays. All the stores load up with the cutest red, white & blue outfits and I just can’t help but buy a new 4th of July one each year! Below are just some of my favorites so far from a variety of shops. There are dresses, tanks, jumpers, jewelry, bags, shoes, and even koozies! Yes, you read that right – Koozies. Satchel is rocking the red, white & blue with brand new koozies this year (pic below). There is seriously something for everyone. So, take a peak and check back throughout the week. I’ll continue to add pieces as I find them. If you have any questions, comment below and I’ll do my best to answer!
Happy 4th of July Shopping,
CUSTARD: 422 Whitaker St.
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:30am – 6pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
EMILY MCCARTHY: www.emilymccarthy.com
Store Hours: Online – Always open! 😉
SALE: 20% off all week
GO FISH Clothing & Jewelry: 106 W. Broughton St.
Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10am – 7pm, Friday-Saturday: 9am – 8pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
J PAIGE: 107C Charlotte Road
Store Hours: Monday/Tuesday: 10am – 7pm, Wednesday-Friday: 10am – 8pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
MAMIE RUTH: 107 W. Liberty St.
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm
POLKA DOTS: 107 Charlotte Road, Suite E
Store Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm – Closed Saturday, July 4
RED CLOVER: 244 Bull St.
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
SALE: For online, discount code: online10 for 10% off and free shipping over $50.
SARA JANE CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE: 202 E. 37th St.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
SATCHEL: 4 E. Liberty St.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm – Closed July 4!
SALE: 25% off all Red White & Blue bags (and koozies) thru Friday!
SOUTHERN TRADITIONS & THE MONOGRAM PLACE: 7601 Waters Ave. Suite H
Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm
SALE: Daily Sales Going On. Visit Facebook for details!
TERRA COTTA: 34 Barnard St.
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm
SALE: 25% off all full-price apparel, shoes, handbags, & wallets thru July 12!
05/21/2015 / Copper Penny Savannah, Fringe, Sarah's Picks
If you haven’t already heard, fringe is absolutely in! I’ve been inspired by one of Jaclyn’s recent finds from Mamie Ruth, a fabulous American made boutique located downtown.
Although the style of a vibrant vest never seems to tire, this summer, fashion designers are all about placing fringe in unexpected places…and rocking it.
The wild ear cuffs shown above were picked up at Bergdorf Goodman on my latest trip home to New York City. I split a pair with mom, my fashion icon. I like to think of our matching bejeweled ears as the new friendship bracelets turned fringe.
Back to stylish Savannah…
I stopped into Copper Penny after spotting multiple fringe pieces in their window displays. The first item is what I would label a “fringe staple.” It’s a basic shirt from BB Dakota with an embellished edge. It can be worn alone with jean shorts in the hot sun, or underneath just about any blazer or leather jacket.
The second look from CP is a light, white fringe vest. I call this piece a “vest dress.” Paige, a close friend and true beauty is modeling the vest below with shorts and boots. I also imagine wearing it over a swimsuit for a more playful look.
Even though my last fringe find wasn’t from Savannah, I felt compelled to share it with the locals. Why not fringe a simple denim jacket for everyday wear?
It’s time for Shop My Savannah readers to join the fringe fan club.
05/08/2015 / Fashion Friday, M. Liz Jewelry, Mamie Ruth, Music Festivals, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah
A few weeks ago I attended the Mamie Ruth and M. Liz Festival Season Kick Off Party! There were spray tans, henna, sales, and more all in the spirit of music festival season. For those of you that might not know, I love music and I love music festivals even more. I was totally that college kid that filled my calendar with festivals like Bonnaroo, Langerado, Wanee, and more each year. And while I don’t necessarily love sleeping in a tent, it’s all worth it for the music. Since I’ve gotten older, it’s been harder to make it to all these festivals, but my husband and I do still try to hit at least one a year. So, it goes without saying that I was pretty excited about the Mamie Ruth and M. Liz party. There’s no better way to get in the festival season spirit than to spend some time in this shop.
After the party I was definitely in the music festival mood! So, about a week later I headed back to Mamie Ruth and M. Liz to play dress up and put together my ideal Music Festival look! It all started with this shirt I saw at the party:
I don’t even have a thing for drummers really, but this shirt was rad and I knew my outfit had to revolve around it! Haha. Luckily, Jessica, one of the awesome ladies at the shop, was there to help my assemble the rest of my music festival outfit. She picked out everything from the pants, and jacket to all the awesome accessories. I was obsessed with the final outfit. Check it out:
Can we talk about the green, fringe vest? I didn’t want to take it off. I loved it. On top off being dressed in Mamie Ruth items from head to toe, Jessica also outfitted me with some incredible jewelry from M. Liz.
Now, if you aren’t looking to rock my new favorite drummer tank and fringe vest, don’t worry. There’s more than just “festival” outfits at the store too. They have a TON of awesome shorts, which I’m actually saving for next week’s Fashion Friday post, but they also have tanks, skirts, and dresses like the two below!
Not to mention that M. Liz jewelry is all throughout the store as well. This beautiful silver and stone necklace caught my eye just as I was leaving. This necklace would be gorgeous with just about any outfit, don’t you think?
All in all it was an awesome afternoon with the Mamie Ruth and M. Liz ladies! It’s stores like this that make me love this city and make me want to run a business like Shop My Savannah. I love supporting local and I love supporting made in the USA and all the clothing and jewelry in this shop are both!
Stop by and visit them today and see for yourself why this shop is so awesome. Oh, and did I mention they are a participating retailer in the Shop My Savannah Discount Card program? That’s right. SMS Discount Card holders get 15% off your entire purchase! Buy your SMS Discount Card today here: www.ShopMySavannah.com/Discount Card.
05/01/2015 / BleuBelle Boutique, Custard Boutique, Fab'rik Savannah, Fashion Friday, Savannah Shopping, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shopping in Savannah
For those of you who don’t know, I actually work full-time in the hospitality industry here in Savannah, GA. So, Monday – Friday I’m typically in business attire. A recent conversation sparked this post….I was wearing a standard, black blazer to work. One of my co-workers commented that she loved the fabric of the jacket and how it appeared business professional, but it also looked really comfy not stiff. I mentioned that it was from BleuBelle and she just stated blankly back at me and said, “Huh? I didn’t realize they sold business attire.” A lot of people I talk to don’t realize that many local Savannah shops carry more than just tank tops and casual wear. Most of my business attire comes from local shops just like all my other clothes and accessories!
Fashion Friday is a new segment to the blog and I figured what better way to start it off than with a post solely dedicated to Business attire – most specifically Jackets and Blazers!
BleuBelle: 5500 Abercorn Street
I love these two jackets from BleuBelle! The white Bailey 44 is so perfect heading into the summer months. That crisp white looks great with a classic black pant and is also perfect to pair with spring colors and prints. The structure of the Tart jacket is so great too. Pair it with a pencil skirt and some killer heels and you’re all set! Both jackets also look great with jeans, as pictured. I often run to meetings or more casual events after work and am always toting an extra pair of jeans in my car so it’s nice when I can just swamp out my bottoms and have a 2nd look ready to go!
Fab’rik Savannah: 318 West Broughton Street
I hit the jacket jackpot at Fab’rik! Black and white, blue, tan, white, they had it all. Not only did they have some awesome jackets, but they had plenty of accessories too. I’m actually really bad at pairing accessories with my outfits, so I always appreciate when I can have someone else (aka the incredible Fab’rik Stylists) go ahead and pair me up while I’m in the store. All 4 of these jackets are perfect for summer in Savannah too. They are all super lightweight so you won’t feel like you’re sweating through outfit all day in the blistering Savannah summer heat!
Custard Boutique: 422 Whitaker Street
For those of us that also like to throw in an awesome pop of color every now an again, these two blazers at Custard are perfect!! The orange is light, almost linen-like, jacket (again, perfect for summer), and the yellow, while a thicker material is still light enough to handle a stroll down Broughton Street in the middle of July!
While some of these pieces may be sold already, hopefully I’ve shown you that local shops carry a variety of items, including the perfect pieces for your professional wardrobe.
I hope y’all enjoy the new Fashion Friday feature too. If there’s ever a certain item or style you’re looking for or want to see, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the post.