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.
04/29/2015 / Hand Made, Made in Savannah, Made in the USA, Sarah's Picks, Satchel, Savannah Shopping, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah, Shopping in Savannah
This week I’m all about Satchel boutique in Savannah where the founder, Elizabeth Seeger, and her all-star team create luxury leather from industrial sewing machines.
Satchel boutique is walking distance from my downtown apartment in the Historic District. I pass the shop almost everyday, pop in from time to time, and always pay close attention to the changing window displays. Satchel is on trend.
This week I decided to chat with the team behind the lively leather. The warmer weather has inspired Satchel to create brighter colors, prominent bows and the emergence of the clever “croco.”
My favorite bags in the boutique are those that combine big leather bows with embossed cowhide to create the appearance and texture of crocodile.
Satchel is currently showing their collection of croco clutches. As the humidity thickens, I plan on trading in my stiff handbag for an easy, lightweight clutch. It’s the perfect accessory that sits pretty on any party table.
Despite my admiration for clutches, I will never stop sporting totes. I’m one of those shoppers who carries much more than necessary.
If you’re anything like me, take look at two spacious bags from Satchel’s latest collection. The camel oil tan color is my pick of the week. It’s neutral, practical and classic croco.
Stop into Satchel to scoop up a fresh summer accessory. Whether readers are shopping for a new clutch, chic tote or possibly both, Satchel offers the best quality of leather in Savannah. Plus, if you’re a member of the Shop My Savannah discount card, you will be able to take 15% off your entire purchase!
Leather has never been so lovely.
04/24/2015 / Red Clover Boutique, Runway Seven, Sarah's Picks, Savannah Shopping, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah
Good news local shoppers – Savannah’s not so mild winter is completely over. Although I went from turtlenecks to tanks surprisingly fast, I coped with the bizarre change of seasons with very little complaints. Since I’ve always been a fan of crisp, winter whites, I have decided to send this trend right into summer. I know some fashion critics might advise, “No white before Memorial Day!” In the South, there are no such rules. This week I found sensational white pieces in Savannah that are on the racks and ready to wear.
Finding White at Red Clover
The inside of Red Clover Boutique is surprisingly a white wonderland. I snatched an off-white, ivory shirt with an oddly lovable fit. The tee-shirt fabric transitions into flowery lace right at the hips. This style is not a true tank. It’s also not quite a dress. The in between, however, accounts for it’s popularity.
Before leaving the store, a delicate white tunic caught my eye. Below is a picture of a light sweater that can be worn over a slip dress or even paired with a simple shirt and jeans. The lace design by Sugar + Lips is soft, yet structured, which makes this throw over sweater look more like a long, fitted blazer.
Walking down a local Runway in White
One day, after Pure Barre, I stumbled upon a trendy boutique that I consider to be the hidden gem of Abercorn. Runway Seven sells everything from the softest basics to flirty vests with fringes. The prices are all very pleasing.
The store is situated in an ideal outdoor mall where Shop My Savannah readers can follow my routine: waltz into Barre, reward yourself with a find from Runway Seven and grab a snack from Fresh Market, just next door, before returning home completely rejuvenated.
So, what’s white at Runway Seven? Moments after walking in, I spotted a customer trying on a darling crochet dress. It’s the perfect piece for breezy walks on the beach or a casual family gathering.
A warmer wardrobe calls for a flirty pair of white shorts to pair with lightweight shirts and flowing blouses. I found an adorable pair at Runway that fit every occasion. When worn, they fall like a skirt, with the comfort of shorts.
Run into Red Clover and Runway Seven to bounce into summer with the perfect white wardrobe.
Although not so local, I couldn’t help but conclude this post with an inspirational outfit worn at my bridal shower just last week!