Sarah’s Picks of the Week…Take Two

Sarah’s Picks of the Week…Take Two

02/25/2015 / , , , , , , , ,

This week I have decided to take a break from Savannah’s cold front and prepare, at least fashionably, for sunny strolls in Forsyth Park. Although I typed this post completely bundled and comforted by the roast of Gallery Espresso’s chai latte, my finds certainly reflect warmer weather.

1. One Eleven Boutique…

…where soft patterns and fresh rompers lighten the mood.

I always enjoy stopping by Morgan Bryant’s boutique which is conveniently the neighbor of 40 Volume Salon and Spa. This block is a much-needed break from bustling Broughton. This week I chose clothing and accessories for Savannah belles who wish to join me in preparation for warmer weather and sleeker style.

The romper shown below has just arrived at Morgan’s store. It’s a lightweight and comfortable alternative to shorts, skirts and flowing dresses. I love the garden themed pattern and the whimsical fit of the blouse in combination with the loose, yet curve-hugging shorts. I normally avoid jumpsuits since they require more work than the average outfit. With that said, if Savannah shoppers are looking to soar into spring, this romper is well worth trying on.

One Eleven Boutique

Thoughts on wearing this to my post wedding brunch?

I also found a lightweight, peppy dress at One Eleven. I am especially fond of the blue color and bright, girly pattern. Lately, I have been gravitating toward three-quarter sleeves, which make dresses more office appropriate while still showing off Savannah’s best legs!

One Eleven Boutique

Why not with a pop in a pattern?

2. Fab’rik…

…where I found a $28 steal.

My previous shoe purchase at Fab’rik helped winter feel more rock star. I bought an incredibly comfortable pair of black booties, which I have worn almost everyday since with leggings, jeans and even sweater dresses. At this point, I’m ready for a change and some festive color.

On my latest trip to Fab’rik I spotted a pair of chic pointed toe shoes with just the right amount of pattern and heel.

Fab'rik Savannah

flowers (check), small heel (check)!

3. Last but not least, Paris Market…

…where the infamous Céline bag of New York Fashion Week took a Canadian turn.

Since NYC is in the midst of Fashion Week I have been constantly checking social media for high fashion designers and their latest trends. One of my favorite fashion bloggers, @somethingnavy was caught walking in between the runway streets with the dream handbag.

the bag that needs no caption.

the bag that needs no caption.

That same day, I stopped by the charming Paris Market to enjoy a warm cup of tea and browse. I was drawn to a very classic collection of handbags designed by Matt & Nat. The selection at Paris Market is really spectacular. You will find Matt & Nat bags sprinkled all over the store in various shapes and sizes. The structure and simplicity of each bag is gorgeous and, in my opinion, completely Fashion Week worthy.

Inspired by MAT(T)erial and NATure from Montreal, Canada.

Inspired by MAT(T)erial and NATure from Montreal, Canada.

Week two of Shop My Savannah selections has been a tremendous success! Between the romper, bright shoes and the possibility of a light pink Matt & Nat bag, I have found affordable and fashionable introductions to spring.

Trend of the week: dresses and jumpsuits with a little more sleeve.

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Sarah’s Picks of the Week…starts today!

02/12/2015 / , , , , , ,

I am very excited to announce a new trend in the Shop My Savannah scene. Once a week I will document my most memorable finds as I visit and revisit the many boutiques in Savannah. I plan on covering every category of fashion from jeweled tech accessories to debutante gowns (the ball I never attended as a Jersey girl)! Everything sparkly, stylish and typically southern is fair game.

Here’s a magazine clipping that will inspire my weekly selections…

Harry Winston once said, “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Agreed, Harry.

Harry Winston once said, “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Agreed, Harry.

Admit it Savannah shoppers: we love it when people turn their heads at our OOTD (outfits of the day). For the premiere post, allow me debut this week’s top finds which were selected in anticipation of an upcoming hallmark holiday. Also, Alexa, a very special valentine who flew into my arms from Virginia this past week has inspired many of the purchases below.

1. Custard Boutique…

the only shop in Savannah where jewelry beats candy.

Chocolate shaped hearts are stale this season. In the Custard display of eclectic jewels, however, we found a dainty pair of hanging earrings appropriate for this weekend’s festivities. I admire the length and delicate nature of the chains. I am also a fan of the hearts, which are prominent without being overbearing. I would wear these whimsical earrings on Valentine’s day, and every day after that.

Made in NY, designer: By Boe

Made in NY, designer: By Boe

If Savannah shoppers would rather skip the hearts, while remaining in theme, check out Custard’s collection of bracelets with unique stones by Ornamental Things. Made in Texas, these pieces reflect the edgy side of the Southern Belle. The bracelet shown below is my interpretation of a Savannah valentine: fierce yet flirtatious.

Tired of hearts? Me too.

Tired of hearts? Me too.

2. Nourish…

this week was about scent shopping, not shoe shopping.

I usually pass by Nourish on Broughton, reluctant to stop in, since my apartment does not come with the luxury of bathtub. While I envy their enormous selection of bath products, I do admire the delicious scent that seems to continuously refresh Broughton street. Alexa asked if we could pop inside to explore a rejuvenating salt scrub. We left with one too many jars and both highly recommend the Vanilla Raspberry flavor.

You will find me at the sample station. Nourish yourself everyday.

You will find me at the sample station. Nourish yourself everyday.

3. One Fish Two Fish…

New Yorkers back home would not recognize the prep in my step.

As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I rarely opt for lilies and elephants as preferable patterns. Instead, I tend to mix and match, leaving stripes and pastels for people watching while vacationing in Palm Beach. Anyway, when Alexa was in town my fashion took a beat off its normal path. We stopped into One Fish Two Fish Boutique where we were both mesmerized by the jewelry cabinets filled with colorful bangles and charms for every occasion (including St. Patrick’s day- I hear that’s a big one in Savannah).

A positively preppy combination (you can always reserve your second wrist for spikes).

A positively preppy combination (you can always reserve your second wrist for spikes).

Although these purchases were unexpected, we were both very excited to learn that the monogram pearl bracelets are now priced at 50% off. Stop by sooner than later to see if your initials are still available.

Whether your weekly look calls for spikes, pearls or hanging hearts, the boutiques in Savannah are prepared to accommodate every shopper. It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating this Valentine’s day with a significant other, a best friend or with your beautiful self. Remember to own your fashion choices and aim to turn heads.

Before Alexa left Savannah we stopped at the Marilyn Monroe figure by City Market to snap a photo and justify our vibrant lips on a calm Monday afternoon. Monroe, the iconic bombshell, once said, “We should all start to live before we get too old.”

I hope years from now I will still be laughing and living life to its fullest potential with Alexa by my side. Although I cannot promise that we will remember all the details of our Shop My Savannah excursion, I feel confident that we will still be wearing way too much lipstick.

Stay tuned for next week’s fabulous finds. Each week I am reminded that Savannah is a small town, with endless charm and diverse style. In between stores, it’s always important to stop and smell the moss. I’m here to capture it all.

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All About Accessorizing – By: Sarah

01/16/2015 / , , , , , ,

This week, I am focusing on the jewels of the season in Savannah. Since it’s been rather gloomy and chilly over the past few days, I have been on the lookout for statement pieces that can brighten the look of a cozy sweater and easily transition into evening attire (if the mood calls for dressing up).

The first line of jewels is a new and improved version of the statement necklace. Fabulina offers simply fabulous and very fun, flowing necklaces. They range in price from about $59-$69 depending on the size of the stones and intricacy of the beadwork. It’s a challenge to pick just one…self control is required.

I love that pink stone!

I love that pink stone!

Stop by Fab’rik sooner than later since these necklaces are flying out of the store. When you inquire about Fabulina, be sure to meet the newest addition to the team, Ashley, who is now the store owner and manager. What makes every working week better?

Shop My Savannah says, a fabulous necklace and a fashionable friend!

The second statement piece comes from the leather goddess of Savannah, known as Satchel. I received the bracelet shown below as a holiday gift from one of my fashion icons, Jaclyn, at Shop My Savannah. I am head over heels for the gold color and woven texture of this bracelet. If I am wearing something that calls for softer tones, I can easily reverse the leather for a pewter color on the flip side. However, this week, I am all about the gold.

Two bracelets in one? Yes, please.

Two bracelets in one? Yes, please.

Last, but not least, is one of my favorite, more elaborate finds of the week from Copper Penny. Take a look at this runway piece made by Grayling, a jewelry company out of Portland, Oregon. They are known for handcrafting jewelry in small batches. This particular necklace is elegant and right on trend.

This necklace is truly an outfit of its own. It’s called the Ossetra Effortlessly Polished.

This necklace is truly an outfit of its own. It’s called the Ossetra Effortlessly Polished.

Holly, from Copper Penny, was kind enough to model another Grayling favorite, which is a classic and easy piece to wear everyday. I’m a big fan of Grayling and was happy to learn that this line offers an array of designs that pair perfectly with both leggings and a Golden Globes kind of dress.

Holly proves that you don’t need more than one necklace to achieve the layered look!

Holly proves that you don’t need more than one necklace to achieve the layered look!

Shop My Savannah readers- if you’re tired of the rain and in need of retail therapy, I suggest popping into one of these three local stores for a ray of sunshine, better known as jewelry.

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Shop My Palm Beach – By: Sarah

01/10/2015

When I notified the Queen of Shop My Savannah that I would be leaving for the holidays, I pitched the idea of writing about my boutique finds. Jaclyn agreed with respect to two conditions:

1) I would obviously return to Savannah and focus my attention on the shops our readers know and love.

2) Even though I was in Florida, I would remain loyal to the plan of shopping locally.

Done and Done…and bags of fun.

The store that stole my heart this holiday trip was called Love Shack in Delray Beach. It is one crazy shack, stocked with skulls, colorful beads, cowboy boots and amazingly unique patterns. Although I found the price points to be on the higher side for trendy pieces such as leggings and fuzzy sweatshirts, the designs were well worth the splurge. Let’s see if our SMS readers agree.

My number one fashion rule remains: if you can get away with wearing leggings, do so. I always keep my eyes open for interesting patterns and the deceiving appearance of wearing pants, even if I’m really sporting spandex. Take a look at two of my favorite finds from the Love Shack. Make sure you look closely- you may spot a tiger staring at you from thigh high…

Two patterns I couldn't resist.

Two patterns I couldn’t resist.

Although I live in leggings, my top find from that tropical evening is a bit more hipster than I usually favor. With that said, the warm lining on the inside and the colorful pattern on the outside caught my attention. I have fallen in love with this jacket and have worn it almost everyday since purchasing. You know you truly love a statement piece when you’re sweating in Savannah winter weather and still refuse to take it off.

This print radiates good feelings - even the pups love it!

This print radiates good feelings – even the pups love it!

Shopping was one highlight of my fabulous palm tree getaway. I am very excited to be back in Savannah and ready to hit the local stores in search of sensational new trends for a fashionable 2015. Lookout for tiger pants on Broughton.

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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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