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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Loving Lately + Mara Hoffman Summer Sale + New Blog Update!

My kind of back to school supplies!  Rosé and rose gold everything!

I've been wanting a pair of these scissors for awhile now.  I've always like the gold ones, but when I saw they came out with the rose gold, I scooped them right up!  My friend Mandy has the cutest shop over at Waiting On Martha.  When you get a chance, be sure and check it all out.  Many of her picks make great gifts, like those rosé gummies above.  Yum!  What friend wouldn't want to have a box of those!?  By the way, I've tried them and they're delicious!  She carries the little lucite business card holder and notepad, as well.  My favorite pieces from her shop were probably my starburst statues.  I've had them for over two years and still love them.

I created my business cards at Minted a few years ago.  They're a template, so you can create the same look.  The back is really cute with little tiny black polka dots all over it.  My pen I found here.

Wheeler and I played tennis on Saturday.  When I snapped this pic in my InstaStory, I had a few of you ask where I scored my tennis bag and Wheeler's high tops.  I got Wheeler's shoes from here and the racket bag here.  It's currently only available in this print right now, but I love it too.  I'm on two teams this season, and one of our teams starts today!  Super excited to start back after taking the summer off!  Here's hoping we get a big W!

Mara Hoffman started her Summer Sale!  Most everything is currently fully in stock, but I have a feeling items will sell out quickly, so shop soon for the best selection.

Wearing these wedges (now on sale!).
Of everything on sale, this dress is my favorite!  I purchased it back in May and wore it a lot this summer.  I still plan on wearing it this fall with a jacket or cardigan tossed over it.  For fit, it runs a little big.  I'm wearing a small.  Paired here with this crossbody and this ring in peach illusion.  Unfortunately, my platform wedges have completely sold out.

Sunnies ($38) // Sandals (true to size) // Polish
I also love this cover-up, now on sale!  It's meant to be oversized and I absolutely love the fit.  I'm wearing a small.

It's no secret that I love this floral tank!  For fit, it's true to size and now under $100!  Currently available in all sizes.  Paired it here with these sandals and this necklace.

Another favorite that I've worn all spring/summer is this swing dress, and it's now on sale.  Absolutely love the colors of it!  I'm wearing a small.  From $268, to $134!  Paired it with these navy tassel earrings.

My stars dress was $268 and is now only $79!  It runs a little big, but I still went with a small.

In cased you missed Sunday's late blog post, I popped in to let you know that Tory Burch just marked down lots of new items.  Click on items above to shop or you can also head back to Sunday's post for more details.  I already have a few of these pieces already, but had to add the pink Simone cardigan to my collection.  For sizing, I have both smalls and mediums.  I tend to wear my mediums more for layering.


If you've been an SSP reader for awhile and haven't wanted to commit to, well now you don't have to!  Whether you want to shop my looks on Instagram or via pics from my sidebar, all you have to do is click on them on the blog and all shoppable items will pull up, whether you've signed up for or not.  If you still have and love shopping my looks via your email, no worries!  If you 'like' a pic on IG, it'll still show up in your inbox too.  You can always shop my latest Instagram photos here, as well.  It's a really cool new update.  When you get a chance, click on a pic on my sidebar and check it out!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall Outfit Inspiration: Splurge vs Steal

In anticipation of Fall, here's a fall look that you can wear now, as you'll notice I'm wearing espadrille wedges.  As it gets cooler, change out the shoes for booties for a trendy look or heels to dress it up.  Toss on a cute little jacket or cardigan and you're layered up.

Dress (true to size, I'm wearing a 6) // Shoes (true to size) // Clutch // Bracelets // Rings // Lipstick is Publicist Matte

And for the look for less, swap out any of the items above with these pieces below...

**Click on items to shop or links below.**

I love that Nordstrom has such a variety of designers and styles, that you're able to shop both splurges and steals all in one place.  And they're constantly picking up more brands than they've ever had before.  For instance, I've had my Clare V Leopard Clutch (featured in my outfit above) for over three years and Nordstrom only just picked up Clare V just last year.  But I'm so glad they did!  Also, if you're looking for more fall looks to wear in warmer weather, check out this past Friday's post too.

I hope y'all had a fabulous weekend!  Ours was a whirlwind as always, but so much fun!  Can't wait to share pics with you on this week's Wednesday Whereabouts!



**Thanks to Nordstrom for their partnership on this post.**

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tory Burch Sale!

Hope y'all had a great weekend!  Just wanted to pop in and let y'all know that Tory Burch just marked down lots of new items, including my Bima Wedges I've been wearing all summer, Miller sandals, and my bikini top!

**Click on items to shop or links below.**

Miller Sandal in Metallic Snakeskin Rose Gold (true to size) // Terra Thong Sandal in Bright Navy // Bima Espadrille Wedge in Navy and Nude // Marguerite Dress // Marguerite Romper // Simone Cardigan (my absolute favorite cardigan ever - this color as well as a light blue are both on sale!) // Swim Top (I wear a medium in this) // Isabelle Peacoat

I'm also loving this little zip-around smartphone wallet in pink, now on sale.

Also, after today's pic on Instagram, many of you asked where my friend got her flamingo pool that my kids enjoyed at her daughter's birthday party.  She got it here and it's on sale!

Happy Sunday!

Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Style Fall Hues in Warm Weather

Fall in the South can be a little tricky.  While most of us are dying to wear an extra layer, a light sweater, etc., it's just simply too hot to wear that here, just yet.  With that being said, I generally try to incorporate more fall hues (navy, tan, dark green, purple...), yet still stick with softer, lighter fabrics.  Pieces that you can wear now, and then, when it finally does cool down in the next few months, you can layer a little jacket or cardigan over them and you're all set.

Accent colors for fall can be included not only in clothes, but accessories and darker make-up tones too (think amber eyeshadow or a darker lipsticks).  I've been talking so much about my new tortoise shades I'm in love with and plan to wear them so much this upcoming fall season.  In fact, I got them in last week and have already worn them a lot.  And my new jewelry!  These were some pieces I featured on one of my most recent 'Loving Lately' posts, and just had to order them.  Whatever the season, this stackable ring (colors are selling out quickly) and this bracelet could be worn year round.  It's a little too warm for me to wear closed-toe shoes just yet, these sandals are on sale (they fit true to size).

It doesn't have to be extreme.  Even this week, I've started wearing this fuschia color lipstick (Publicist Matte) with my browns and navy outfits, over my usual bright pink.  It just pairs well with the ensembles better.

With school starting back and all of my girlfriends back in town, it's been a fun week of celebrating birthdays and just getting to catch up again, face to face finally.  Phone calls and texting are perfect for keeping in touch when your life is busy, but nothing compares to actually hanging out in person.  It does take a little more work to make plans, but completely worth it!

One night, we headed out to Henrietta's at the new The Dewberry Hotel.

Loved the oysters!

And since I didn't post a Thirsty Thursday yesterday.  This is one to keep in mind!  The 'One Before Supper' is absolutely delicious!

How gorgeous is this wallpaper??

What I Wore

In keep with the Fall hues theme, love the colors of this blouse.  I have a feeling it'll be worn a lot this upcoming season.   I absolutely love how soft and flowy it is.  The sleeves are great and airy.  Not that I wear anything too clingy anyway, but in this heat, anything a little billowy is perfect.  It's true to size.  I'm wearing a 6.  A cute little jacket will go so well over it, when the weather cools.
I've been on the hunt for a great fitting, dark-colored pair of jeans.  And I finally found them!  Super comfortable with a little stretch.  Fit is true to size.

Y'all know I can't say enough great things about these wedges.  I've had them since last summer and they continue to be my go-to pair.  Wore them two times just this week!  They're true to size and on sale.

This is another classic I've had for about two years now.  This season's style has been updated, but I honestly kind of like the newer style better with the chain added on the strap.

On Wednesday night, it was another girls' night out!  I typically don't like to do nights out back-to-back, but when you're planning with a group, you make it work.

 We tried out Little Jack's and my favorite was definitely the chopped salad with shrimp.

What I Wore

Navy Swing Dress (love how breezy this one is; plan on tossing on a jacket over it in a few months) // Wedges and Crossbody (told y'all I love both of these!) // Ring // Bracelet // Sunglasses

This necklace is the perfect accent piece for fall!
A great neutral piece, that will go with almost everything in your closet this season.

Also love this long tank.  Comes in so many colors and priced just right at only $34!

Scroll through and check out a few more Fall favorites I'm loving from Nordstrom.
Keep in mind, everything ships for free!

Also, right now if you spend $125+ in beauty and fragrances at Nordstrom, you'll receive this awesome gift!

The boys started school yesterday.  It's a short day, only until 12, but they had the best time!

We celebrated afterward with big chunks of chocolate cake.  Logan's favorite!

Speaking of Fall looks.  How sweet are all of these outfits on the kids?  The girls' dresses are Mini Boden and the owl and squirrel are made out of sequins.  Logan's wearing this little shirt and Vaughn's wearing this tee.

The winner of the Lilly giveaway is...


She commented...

"I got a pair of sandals, a popover, and two dresses (so far)!!"


Please email me within 24 hours with your mailing address, so I can get your goodies mailed to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

**And thanks to Nordstrom for their partnership on this post.**

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Whereabouts + Boden $1000 Giveaway!

The girls are clearly loving school!
Even Wheeler's beloved Baba made an appearance this past Friday!  She's had him since she was a baby and still sleeps with him every night.  On Friday, her teacher asked them to each bring something that described themselves, and she insisted on bringing him to meet the class.
The boys and I have been soaking in our last few days together before they start back school on Thursday.  Bittersweet!  I know I rarely link up the kids' clothes, but Logan loves these new shorts.  He wears them all the time!
Visiting their favorite museum - the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry.
Lunch at the new restaurant, Feathertop (conveniently close to the children's museum).  My steak tartare was amazing! // Sunnies
The boys had pasta and the fruit bowls were super delicious too!
Getting too big!
This is the first time we've ever looked out and seen a dolphin in the harbor!
How awesome are all of these Legos??  This is the newest exhibit at the aquarium and the boys were in heaven!

On Saturday night, our friends from Charlotte were in town, so we headed out to dinner with them.  Such a fun night catching up!  If you ever visit the Old Village Post House Inn, you MUST try their signature milkshake.  It's amazing!  I wore this pink dress that was part of the Lilly sale.  It's sold out now, but I'm so excited I scored it in navy during the sale!  It's currently available in white in all sizes.  Paired it with these wedges that I got during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  They run true to size.

Any chance the girls get these days they want to ride their bikes.  This past Saturday, Effie and I rode six miles.  She probably could've kept going, but we had to get home for lunch.

I've got a Boden $1,000 giveaway going on this week.  To enter, click here for details.

 My Lilly giveaway has ended.  Please bare with me as I make sure all entries are legit, here on the blog and the 271 entries on Instagram.  I'll announce a winner hopefully by Friday!  Also, some of you entered the givewaway with an "Unknown" account name.  No worries!  When I announce the winner, I'll include the comment with the account name, so if you're an 'Unknown' and are the lucky winner, just make sure you read the comment and let me know if that's you.

Hope y'all are having a great week so far!