Spring has Sprung

I am loving that it is starting to warm up here in Georgia. We have had some exceptionally cold days and, while I do love the cold, too much starts to freeze my Southern blood. Here recently, on a very nice day, I was able to style some outfits for spring. It was so nice to be able to pull out my lighter layers and some of my favorite spring accessories.

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The first look features the cutest light-weight thermal from Tobi. To add a little extra style to the top, I left the two bottom buttons unbuttoned and added a knot. I love the added detail and it makes the top that much more special. The material is super light weight so I know that I will easily be able to style the top with white skinnies or a cute pair of shorts in the coming warmer months.

For this look, I opted for a great pair of destroyed denim. This pair runs large and long! They are absolutely amazing but I had to order one size down and order a short! That never happens with my long legs! I also added some super cute accessories that I plan on styling on season long. I cannot say enough about the earrings. They are even cuter in person and have some really amazing details. I have already worn the shoes more times than I care to admit. They are super comfortable and go with almost anything. The handbag doubles as a backpack so it is perfect for keeping my hands free to chase my super fast toddler.

Thermal | Skinnies | Shoes | Handbag | Earrings

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For my next look, I piled on all of the layers to create the cutest “weekend-ready” look! The star of this look is this super comfortable black shift dress from Tobi. The material is so soft and it has the best fit. I paired it with a great fitting chambray to give it a more casual look. I knotted the chambray for extra detail.

The accessories really stand out in this outfit as well. Instead of using a necklace or pair of earrings, I opted for a bandanna. This helped to up my casual vibe and really gave the outfit an unexpected look. I also love that the knot in the chambray mimics the knot in the bandanna. For shoes, I threw on my favorite tennis shoes, so I could really keep up with my active toddler. I swear, she runs faster that I do most days! To cover up my un-washed locks (#momlife) I decided to go with a hat. This one is so cute and has the perfect sized brim. It is great for everyday wear and beyond affordable. I finished the look with the cutest Kate Spade Camel bag and an adorable pair of heart-shaped sunnies!

Dress | Chambray | Shoes | Handbag | Bandanna | Sunglasses | Hat

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For my last look, I pulled out my absolute favorite spring shoes and handbag and decided to mix up the seasons. This Tobi bell-sleeve top has the best velvet detail down the side. It features a thick, black stripe, paired with a smaller blue stripe by the wrist. I really feel like it was an unexpected detail for the top and I love how well it paired with my spring accessories. But the details don’t stop there on the top! There is definitively a party in the back when you turn around and reveal a cute knot detail, that shows just a hint of skin. It is such a fun addition and will really help to carry this top over to the summer.

To add even more detail, these jeans have a great button fly. I actually did not own a pair of button-fly jeans so I am happy to now have a pair in my collection. I also added a great pair of monogrammed sunglasses and a fun pair of tassel earrings. There are so many great tassel earrings in stores right now and most of them are super affordable. I love that the statement earring trend is carrying over into the spring because it was my favorite trend from the fall and winter months!

Top | Skinnies | Shoes (similar) | Handbag | Sunglasses | Earrings

Hopefully all of these looks give you some inspiration for spring. I am definitely looking forward to the warmer months and cannot wait to put even more outfits together!

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Photography courtesy of Hilary Hull Photography.

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Pretty in Pink

Warmer temps mean brighter colors, so excuse me while I wear all the pink!

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I have always been a girlie-girl, so it is probably no surprise that my favorite color is pink. It is so bright and vibrant and I feel like it brings life to any outfit. Recently I went shopping at H&M and they had so many cute off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops. Best part? They were all less than $20! This gorgeous pink gingham beauty was one of my purchases and I am in love. Besides the great print, it has the cutest tie detail on the sleeves.

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I am loving that white denim is so on trend for this Spring. It has always been one of my favorite things to wear year round. It is such a versatile item in my closet and can literally be worn in multiple ways. This pair was purchased on clearance from American Eagle. It has great destroyed detail and an unfinished hem line. I purchased them off season so I got a great deal on them, like less than $20! I definitely recommend searching the clearance racks, especially for out of season items. For me, white pants will always be season, but other items I have found are perfect for jump starting my wardrobe for other seasons.

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I went with bright colors for my accessories and I love the vibrancy that it adds to my outfit. My clutch has been a frequent visitor on my blog and was handmade by my sweet friend Kayla of The Professional Prep Blog. I will tag some similar style below if you want one of your own.  My necklace is from Purple Peridot and to say that I am obsessed would be an understatement. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen this version, as well as the white version, on many of my outfits. It makes such a great statement and really completes any outfit. When I am not sure what to wear, I always throw on one of these necklaces. It is also available in a turquoise color! Try not to buy all three! It will be hard to resist!

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My shoes are the must have wedges of the season, and while I would have loved to own the Marc Fischer originals, these are an amazing dupe for less than half the price. I chose the cognac color but they also come in black and a sand color. Besides being super cute, they are extremely comfortable. They are a great color and will easily be worn all season long with so many of my outfits.

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What are you excited to wear this Spring? I always love to hear from you!

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Shirt | Pants | Necklaces | Wedges | Clutch | Sunglasses

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Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography

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Lots of Layers

I don’t know about your weather, but the weather in Savannah has been crazy. One day it is almost 80 degrees and the next it is has dropped below 30. Some days, there is even a difference of 40 degrees in one day! How do you even dress for that? Luckily, I have learned to layer like a pro so I am comfortable all day long.

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This look was perfect for a day out exploring out beautiful city. No matter how they weather changed during the day, I was able to add or remove layers to stay comfortable. I started with the cutest LuLaRoe Carly dress. Instead of wearing it as a dress I knotted it on the side so it could be worn as a tunic. The Carly is a super versatile dress and can be worn so many ways. I have worn mine as a dress, with leggings and knotted. Recently I saw a video on how to fold it and tie to be worn as a wrap dress and I cannot wait to try that look. Since I was wearing the Carly as a tunic I paired it with my favorite pairs of black skinny jeans. One of my favorite places to buy skinny jeans is Old Navy. They are already at a great price point but they are also usually on sale and they  even have coupons!

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For some added warmth, I threw on one of my favorite cardigans. It is also from Old Navy and it is literally perfect. It is is oversized, has the cutest details and is a great, neutral color. I have had it forever but I will link something similar below. My shoes are fabulous and are from JustFab. They are leopard espadrilles with stud detail around the ankle. They are the reason that I decided to join. If you are not familiar, JustFab is a monthly shoe subscription. For just $39.99 a month, you can get a new pair of shoes or save your credit until something you like better comes along. They are constantly getting new styles and they also have handbags and clothes that you can choose to purchase instead of shoes. What I like best is that if new shoes are just not in your budget that month, you can choose to skip the month and will not be charged! Just don’t forget to skip! I have gotten some seriously cute shoes at a great price so you should definitely consider checking them out!

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I kept the rest of my accessories simple so that the bold color of my dress remained the star. I went with a basic cognac colored clutch, a fun hat and some of my favorite Kendra Scott jewelry. I use to be one of those people that felt like I couldn’t wear hats but I really believe that it is about finding the right hat for you. I searched for months for the perfect hat to fit the shape of my head and lucked up with this brown beauty from Target. It perfectly fits with my boho style and matches with so much in my wardrobe. I can easily wear it year round so I really get a lot of use out of this piece. As I mentioned, my necklace and ring are from Kendra Scott. I absolutely love this brand and everything that Kendra does to give back. If you are lucky enough to have a Kendra Scott store in your area then you can be sure that they are constantly giving back to you community. I never feel bad when I make a purchase with them because I know that much of the profits are going to benefit something great.

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Remember that many of the pieces in your closet are versatile year round as long as you know how to layer them. Play with different layers or add a knot, just learn what works for you and the climate in which you live. Making your pieces more versatile is the key to simplifying your wardrobe. While I do love clothes, and probably shop way more than I should, I really try to think about the versatility of piece before I purchase. It needs to be able to be worn multiple ways, must work in multiple seasons and needs to be able to match multiple outfits. If I follow those rules when shopping, I know that I am getting something of quality for my wardrobe that will definitely be worn and be put to good use! Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to share your favorite way to layer. I always love to hear from you!

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Dress | Skinnies | Cardigan | Shoes | Hat | Clutch | Necklace | Ring | Sunglasses

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Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography

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Cold Shoulder Comfort

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There is just something about a good cold shoulder that makes you feel absolutely fabulous. Maybe it is just the touch of skin showing or maybe it is illusion of a lot of skin while still remaining sexy and mysterious. Whatever it is, it does absolute wonders for an outfit.

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While visiting my sweet sister-in-law in Kentucky this past summer, we spent one day checking out all of the local boutiques. One boutique in particular, Heart Strings, had so many amazing pieces. That is where I happened to stumble upon this dress. Immediately upon seeing it I knew that I needed to bring it home with me. I was really drawn to its simplicity. It is such a great neutral color and I knew that whether I wore it alone or paired it with bottoms, it was going to make a statement.

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This style of dress is great because it is flattering on most body types. It doesn’t really hug the body so you don’t have to worry about any extra fluff being accentuated. Y’all know  I have some “Mom Fluff” and while I am not ashamed, it is nice when it is not out on display for everyone to see!

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For this look, I decided to wear it alone with a pair of classic black ankle booties. They really helped to show off the dress and didn’t take any of the focus off of the fun shoulder detail. I kept my accessories simple with just a choker and a fun clutch. I have had this clutch for years and always forget that it is in my closet. The style and colors really allows it to be a neutral in my closet but the pop of pink woven throughout really adds something extra.

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Try making a point to check out local boutiques, especially when traveling. You never know what you are going to find and you can probably bet that no one back home will have the same thing! I love shopping local because I know that my money is helping to put food on tables and send little girls to dance class. I encourage you all to shop local whenever possible. It is always great to keep money in the community!

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Photography Credit: Andrea Kinnear Photography

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Frolicking in Fields

When you have family pictures taken on a horse farm, you use that opportunity to take some truly incredible blog photos.

Once again, JHillis Photography has captured some truly stunning photos. He may be family, but his talent is undeniable!

For the family pictures, my Mom wanted us all to wear chambray and pearls. Other than that, we could decide how we styled our outfit. I was feeling the Spring weather and decided to go with a floral vibe. My blazer is from J.Crew Factory and it was a total steal. After the sale price, a coupon and my teacher discount, I only paid around $20! This is an amazing price for something that retailed well over $100!

I had a lot of fun with my accessories by piling on the pearls. This brought a touch of girlishness to my outfit and keep me true to my Southern roots. Southern girls love their pearls!  My clutch is real leather and is an oldie, but a goodie. It is from my days of working at Nine West in college and, thanks to a sale price and a great employee discount, I only paid around $30. I really miss that discount!

  

Would you believe that my chambray is maternity??!! I absolutely loved the color and length of this chambray and hated to pack it away with my maternity clothes. It may be a little big, but the blazer helped to hide the extra bulk! And if I hadn’t told you, you probably never would have known!

  

It was a beutiful day and Jordan really did capture some special moments between all the girls in our family. Three generations in one photo! If you want to check out all of the photos from the shoot, the head on over to his blog and see some of the pictures from the day! And while you are at it, contact him about doing your own family photo shoot!

Blazer | Chambray | Skinnies | Booties | Clutch | Pearls | Watch | Bracelet

XOXO,

Mrs. Fowler

Pink Walls and Pink Coats

Sometimes I forgot how lucky I am to live in a city as beautiful Savannah. There is history around every corner and so many amazing photo opportunities. One minute you could be standing in the middle of a lush, green park and the next you could be standing in a square surrounded by beautiful Victorian buildings with pink walls.

That pink wall is exactly where I found myself for these pictures.

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This pretty, pink wall belongs to The Pink House. This Georgian mansion, which is now a fine dining restaurant, was built in 1771 for James Habersham Jr., one of Savannah’s most important early cotton factors and founding-family members. The Pink House is a popular destination for Savannah ghost hunters.Patrons of the restaurant claim to have found themselves in conversation with James Habersham Jr., who supposedly hanged himself in the basement in 1799. It is said that his restless spirit frequently wanders around his old home on quiet nights.

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This beautiful pink wall was the perfect backdrop for one of my favorite purchases of all time! This H&M coat is truly amazing and is the perfect piece for Spring. After seeing on my sweet friend Emily of The Style Hunt, I knew that it needed to be a part of my collection.

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I paired it with a pair of classic white skinnies, a textured white blouse and some fun yellow accessories. I felt that the all white outfit really helped the coat to stand out and the pops of yellow brought out the yellow details in my coat.

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One of my yellow accessories was these fun tassel earrings. They are such a standout piece and I know that I will be able to do a lot with them this Spring.

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If you are ever in Savannah, I encourage you to stop by The Pink House. The food is exceptional, the atmosphere is unique and, who knows, maybe you will even be able to have a conversation with the ghost of James Habersham Jr.!

Photos by Magnolia Blossom Photography

Coat | Skinnies | Blouse | Heels | Tassel Earrings | Sunnies | Lipstick

XOXO,

Mrs. Fowler