All About Accessorizing – By: Sarah

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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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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