Shop My Savannah – Sparkly Edition – By: Sarah

Shop My Savannah – Sparkly Edition – By: Sarah

12/14/2014 / , , , , ,

Although Southern Belles never need a reason to wear sparkles, the holiday season certainly welcomes endless flare. In preparation for a holiday themed Military ball this past weekend, I decided to Shop My Savannah with a festive focus: glitter and sparkles. I found three looks particularly appropriate for seasonal affairs, with unlimited party potential.

The first holiday look that caught my eye was a BB Dakota three-quarter sequin dress. I was attracted to the blissful shade of blue paired with bold accessories to heighten the excitement of an already jazzy look!

I never thought sequins could be so comfortable.

I never thought sequins could be so comfortable.

With the help of Fab’rik’s famous stylist, Rachel, I exited Broughton with a fierce combination of sequins and pearls. Here’s a close-up of my jewelry choices, which include Reece & Blaire bracelets and a Fab’rik oversized pearl ring, possibly inspired by Dior’s new pearly collection. The ring was incredibly priced at eighteen dollars!

A few necessary accessories.

A few necessary accessories.

My second choice of dress won the ticket to the ball. I wore a very simple gold threaded cocktail dress from Copper Penny with a tight fit just below the waistline. I paired my new purchase with favorite staples from my wardrobe, including gold snakeskin shoes and my dynamite oversized cuff with a jeweled skull. Here’s a festive photo showcasing the complete look next to my handsome date.

Gold everything- dress, shoes, cuff and the most fashionable addition of all- a Navy Officer.

Gold everything- dress, shoes, cuff and the most fashionable addition of all- a Navy Officer.

I have named look three an “Ombre fall affair.” Stop by One Eleven Boutique to try on the wildest of my selections. I love the baby doll fit and the soft plunge in the back.

This is the winning whimsical dress. Photographed by Elizabeth Colligan.

This is the winning whimsical dress. Photographed by Elizabeth Colligan.

If Shop My Savannah readers are searching for the perfect holiday dress, I suggest popping into Fab’rik, Copper Penny and One Eleven Boutique for three over the top finds. Although sequins are often heavy, they don’t have to break the bank. I’ve always been a devout believer in the fashion rule “less is more,” with the exception of holiday attire. I hope this post inspires Shop my Savannah readers to pile on the sparkles, sequins and pearls for a merrier look.

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Shop My Savannah strikes Gold at Copper Penny ~ Mother/Daughter Edition~

11/21/2014 / , , , ,

As a Shop My Savannah enthusiast and contributing writer, I know the only thing better than shopping local, is doing so with my fashion icon and best friend, Mama Drew. This past weekend I had the treat of taking my mother along for my weekly Shop My Savannah excursion. We were particularly successful at Copper Penny.

I purchased a total of three fabulous pieces, two of which I will share today. I am saving the third for a dedicated holiday post, sparkles and all.

Follow along as I reveal the details on a few of my favorite local finds.

It was not until I reached the register that I realized all three pieces were the same designer, Jack by BB Dakota. When I researched the Jack collection for further information, I was presented with a rather clever question: “What’s the point of fashion if you can’t have fun with it?” My thoughts exactly, Jack.

Item One: The Levy Vest.

I consider vests to be accessories rather than staples of my wardrobe like leather jackets. I own some that are warmer and more fashion forward than others. The Levy Vest is by far the most comfortable of my collection. This sherpa lined vest protects my neck against the harsh, unexpected Savannah breeze. I also love the length of the vest, which is long enough to wear with leggings, and perfect for an extra layer over a sweater dress and tights. When it looks as good as it feels, it’s hard for this mother/daughter duo to resist matching.

Warm + Wearable + picture Worthy = Shop My Savannah triple success!

Warm + Wearable + picture Worthy = Shop My Savannah triple success!

Item Two: The Alkane Pant.

Although Shop My Savannah readers will rarely find me in sweatpants, they can almost always spot me in leggings. These days, you can get away with wearing a form of leggings such as “jeggings” almost anywhere, except maybe on a Navy base. Recently, I got the boot for wearing pants more suitable for yoga. Just call me Goldie Hawn from Private Benjamin.

Dress or leggings aside, Goldie and I are not made to wear military fabric.

Dress or leggings aside, Goldie and I are not made to wear military fabric.

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Sometimes, if fitted enough, I can be partial to a baggier pant. I spotted a pair of Jack’s Alkane pants on the sale rack this past weekend. The combination of style with the comfort of pajamas was an easy sell.

These pants look equally fashionable with flats or boots.

These pants look equally fashionable with flats or boots.

In the picture above, I paired Jack’s sweats with an Aiko Jacket that has furry sleeves, and my favorite pair of feather boots.

Here’s a closer look at an unexpected combo: sweatpants and feather boots.

Here’s a closer look at an unexpected combo: sweatpants and feather boots.

So now you know exactly what was in my lucky shopping bag. The piece that’s hanging in my other hand, pictured below, will be revealed when I attend a holiday ball this December. Stay tuned for the third golden find at Copper Penny. In the meantime, stop by Copper Penny on Broughton to see if Jack is back with any other fabulous pieces

#ShopLocal #ShopCopperPenny

#ShopLocal #ShopCopperPenny

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Trunk Show @ Kathi Rich – Yoana Baraschi & Raoul

11/12/2014 / , , , ,

Kathi Rich - Trunk Show

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For the Love of Leather – Part Two – By Sarah

11/10/2014 / , , , , , ,

After I spent some time at Fab’rik last week exploring the leather apparel, I decided to write a follow-up on Shop My Savannah’s continual love of the trend. This week I followed the charming squares of Savannah, which led me to contemporary pieces and vintage accessories, all of which utilized leather in unique and trendy ways.

You’ll never need another sweater.

Copper Penny always adds a twist to the local trends. Shop My Savannah readers must know me by now: I simply cannot turn down classic black outerwear. This week I tried on an extremely comfortable heavy sweater/light jacket for Fall with the ideal mix of fur and leather. This piece just might be my splurge of the season.

Copper Penny

Pair this Ella Moss sweater with leggings or colorful jeans.

Out with the gold hoops, in with the leather.

Although I knew the most unique collection of leather would be found at Custard Boutique, I didn’t realize the extent of leather jewelry I would find on display.

The first jewel that caught my eye was rather large and bold. I was particularly drawn to the locally sourced stone at the center of the piece. The twin sisters of Modern Bronze created this necklace using jade, bronze, and a simple leather tassel.

Custard Boutique

It’s not nearly as heavy as it looks!

Next, I found a pair of leather earrings handmade in Portland by Betsy and Iya, a husband and wife team. I can’t decide what I love more about these earrings: the delicate chains between the leather, or the fact that two lovebirds design jewelry together?

If you are feeling a little bit more adventurous, I suggest trying on Custard’s leather hoops. The larger earrings shown below are handmade in Los Angeles by Ettika. These boho-chic bangle earrings are accented with gold chains and leather tassels. It’s clearly time to trade in my gold hoops for the love of leather.

Custard Boutique

Out of the bunch, what’s your favorite use of leather?

A spoonful of leather.

Before concluding yet another successful Shop My Savannah excursion, I stopped into One Fish Two Fish where I found the most exciting and affordable use of leather yet. Take a look at the leather cuffs below, all of which are made from vintage belts and…spoons!

Leather Accessories

Voted best use of leather and best expressions such as ”Hide Your Crazy,” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”

Shop My Savannah’s leather search began with the hope of finding a new black jacket for Fall. This morning, nearly two weeks later, I found myself hovering over my closet wondering what I could wear besides leather. I never anticipated this type of fashion dilemma.

To sum it all up: The Copper Penny sweater makes fashion cozy. The earrings from Custard Boutique dangle with perfection. And the bracelet from One Fish Two Fish, well, it helps me “hide my crazy!”

Believe it or not, my leather search has yet to end. Stay tuned for an upcoming post dedicated to Satchel, the queen of leather goods in Savannah.

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For the Love of Leather – By Sarah

11/03/2014 / , , , , , , ,

Fab’rik on Broughton is the local expert on greeting fall in the highest of fashions. After a brief glance in the store window, I knew the latest Shop My Savannah trend was waiting right inside. I also knew that window-shopping would simply not suffice.

Although I’ve always been a fan of leather jackets as a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, I didn’t realize how extensive the options have become. Have Shop My Savannah readers considered complimenting the cooler weather with a leather dress and tights? Let’s pop into Fab’rik to take a closer look.

Fab'rik

The window says it all.

After a few short minutes spent browsing the floor, I was convinced that Fab’rik had redefined this season’s take on leather. Rachel, the fabulous stylist at Fab’rik, (who you absolutely must meet), is seen below sporting a leather Catwalk Studio jacket in a perfectly neutral shade. For this particular look, Rachel recommends downsizing so that the fit of the jacket is worn as more of a statement than an everyday coat. I am in agreement with the expert.

The lovely, fashionable Rachel at Fab’rik.

The lovely, fashionable Rachel at Fab’rik.

If you prefer to rock a less fitted leather, check out the BB Dakota piece shown below on the left, which is paired with a gorgeous necklace from Fabulina Designs. The combination is edgy, versatile and currently on celebrity radar, ever since Naomi Watts was spotted in a BB Dakota sweater (also sold at Fab’rik)!

The whiskey color on the right is my absolute favorite.

The whiskey color on the right is my absolute favorite.

I am especially fond of these two jackets because they are fashionable while remaining transitional. Both can be worn during the daytime with a simple tee and leggings, only later to be thrown over a dress for an edgy evening look.

Despite the impressive collection of colorful leather jackets at Fab’rik, I found myself falling back to my New York City ways, where wearing all black is considered effortlessly chic. So where was the little black leather jacket I had been waiting for in Savannah? With some guidance from Rachel, I found the ideal jacket designed by Esley. Imagine wearing leather with the feeling of a sweatshirt?

My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.

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Leather Jacket

The Esley jacket at Fab’rik

The Esley jacket is a must for three reasons:

1.            stretchy material

2.            classic color

3.            unbeatable price ($74)

After I found the black staple of the store, Rachel encouraged me to explore something completely different, yet still within the leather family.  I tried on a rich burgundy, cotton peplum dress with subtle leather accents.

Can you spot the leather?

Can you spot the leather?

The extensive collection of leather offered at Fab’rik encourages locals to keep up with fashion trends despite the changing seasons. After leaving the store I caught myself wishing for some cooler air. Lesson of the week: Even in the name of fashion, be careful what you wish for.

Clearly Fab’rik is ready for Fall- are you? #ShopLocal #ShopMySavannah #ShopFab’rik

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