Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Not So Mellow Yellow

Hello Friends!
I'm linking up today with the lovely Marion of Marionberry Style
for her Trend of the Month challenge.  This month's theme?
You got it... Yellow!  Yellow is such a fun, happy color; perfect
for the warm summer months. I'll admit, I get a little excited with
these fashion challenges.  The thematic direction really gets my creative
juices flowing.  I love scanning my wardrobe and pulling all of the 
individual pieces I feel are potential candidates to help complete
the ensemble.  It's like a team, and each of the players has a job to do.
I get so excited to see how all the pieces will pull together.  I find the little
bit of friendly competition has me putting my best foot forward, and
I enjoy viewing the works of so many other talented fashion bloggers. 
I hope you will enjoy this little bit of yellow inspired fashion!
Thanks Marion!

This particular ensemble reminds me so much of one of my favorite
fashion bloggers, the cute and super fun, Neris, of Fashion Fractions.

Yes, that is a belt styled as a bracelet!

Gold Blouse: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's (old), here's a pretty one, Yellow pin dot blouse: Gap (old), but here's a cute one, Shorts: H&M or here's a pair, Gold Belt: Raina from KK Bloom,  Purse: Coach (old), here's great one, Shoes: gifted, but here's a fab pair, Flower Pin: From an old Betsy Johnson dress, here's a pretty one, Scarf: H&M, similar here, Sunglasses: Blinde, here's a similar, less expensive pair, Necklace: White House Black Market (old), Earrings: old, here's a gorgeous yellow pair, Bracelets: Yellow Belt worn as a bracelet: Forever 21 (old), but THIS one is SO cute, White Bracelets: White House Black Market (old), Stella & Dot Nugget Wrap and Renegade Cluster Bracelets, Rings: Cocktail Ring: Banana Republic (old), but here's my favorite current ring, Other Rings: Custom and Tiffany

For the love of happy, color-inspired style...
Thanks so much for reading, and if you are hopping over from
Marion's page, I hope you will come again!!  Whitley

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Room-to-Outfit Collaboration with The Aestate

Happy day my most stylish friends!  
Today I'm proud to present to you a very special guest,
Jessica Rowe, author of The Aestate.  There's not a day Jessica
doesn't leave me drooling over images of fabulous interiors, as well as
her own personal selections for some of the most lovely elements for 
design.  The girl has got a killer sense of style, and a killer wit to suit.
For today's post, Jessica and I teamed up for a little room-to-outfit 
fashion interpretation.  She sent me three completely different images 
from which to choose.  I had such a hard time deciding.  We ultimately
went with the following imagine.  Be sure to check out Jessica 
and all her outrageous glory on The Aestate.
Pinterest Who?  I mean it.
Without further adieu...

The Aestate

Jessica Rowe from The Aestate

Hi!  Jessica from The Aestate here.  I was so excited when Whitley 
invited me to do a room-to-outfit collaboration.  I love seeing how
fashion inspires decor and vice-versa, and I thought this space could be
translated into one killer outfit.  I totally admire Whitley's super-chic 
sense of style and cannot wait to see how she interprets this one!

black and white stripe piano dress, hot pink aryn k dress, grey anthropologie dress, JJ Winters chain purse, Blinde Natural Born Thrillers sunglasses, J. Crew shoes, Raina Belt, Vintage jewelry

Charlotte, NC Greenway

Hot Pink Silk Dress originally worn here: Aryn K (old), here's a similar one, Black and White Dress: from Lotus (old), similar here, and here's a cute summer version, Grey Dress worn as blouse: Floreat from Anthropologie (old), Gold Belt: Raina from KK BloomBlack Belt: old, Shoes: J. Crew (old), sure do love these, Sunglasses: Blinde Natural Born Thriller, here's a similar less pricey pair, Purse: JJ Winters from Lipp Boutique, similar here, Necklace: (old), Earrings: from J.T. Posh, Head Sash is a belt from a shirt, Right Arm Bracelets: Vintage, Left Arm Bracelets: Stella & Dot Nugget Wrap and Renegade Cluster Bracelets, Rings: Custom, Melinda Maria Cocktail Ring and Tiffany

Do you like?  
I had so much fun working with Jessica on this project.
It doesn't hurt that she has the most INSANE taste in interior design.
I look forward to future room-inspired ensembles!
If you are interior design obsessed and would like to see my
fashion interpretation of your favorite room, please let me know! 

For the love of fabulous interior style, 
I hope you are having a wonderful week!  xx-Whitley

PS-If by chance you read Fifty Shades of Grey, you MUST see
Jessica's hysterical personal review of this book, HERE.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Geometric Print Cardigan and Evening Shorts

I am loving this black, pink and white geometric print cardigan
I recently discovered. It is SO reminding me of my 
Grandmother's closet during the 1980's.
It has a nice weight to it, loosely clinging to you 
like a feather gracefully floating through the air.
We took it to Phillip's Place in the Queen City 
on this lovely day of warm sunshine and cool breeze, 
and I was later surprised with one of the coolest props to date.

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters, here's the same one in a different print,
or here's one, or here.  Any of these offer the designed fit.
Shirt: Banana Republic (old) this one's navy blue, but super hot.
Shorts: Urban Outfitters, here's a pair I am dying to have.
Sunglasses: Borne Natural Born Thrillers-Doctor's Vision Center
here's a similar, lower priced pair.
Bag: JJ Winters.  Mine is from Lipp Boutique in the Queen City,
Shoes: Cole Haan (old) from Recycle Boutique in the Queen City,
here's a pair or here.
Necklace: Old, but I love this one and this one,
Earrings: from J.T. Posh in the Queen City,
Bracelets: All old except Stella & Dot Nugget Wrap Bracelet,
Rings: Custom at Diamonds Direct.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Snake Print Pants and Blazer, SALES Galore!

For all of those living in the Queen City and perhaps still feeling
a bit blue over Winston-Salem snagging the North Carolina home 
to Swedish fashion retailer H&M, do not dismay.
At just one and a half hours drive time to Hanes Mall, 
scoring these affordable on-trend fashions is well worth the trip.
I grabbed these snake print slacks for a steal and feel oh so slithery sleek.

Pants: H&Mhere's a similar pair, or here.
Blazer: Banana Republic (old), HERE is one,
Tank: Gap, Necklace: from J.T. Posh,
Clutch: JJ Winters, mine is from Lipp Boutique,
Bracelets: Henri Bendel, Nugget Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Crystal Rope: J. Crew- select stores only, South Park Mall,
Earrings: World Market
Scarf: Vintage

One more thing...
I know everyone's gearing up for the big holiday weekend!
Anthropologie's semi-annual clearance SALE is in full force.

I'm loving this Mimeo Magnolia Blouse
and these little ruffled shorts are pretty sassy.
Then, there's my secret addiction for on-line shopping, ASOS.
Among other things, they're currently running a sale on my single most
favorite piece of clothing, the playsuit, or funsuit as I like to call it.
All jumpsuits and playsuits starting at just $30, including this one!

Lastly, there's YOOX. If you don't know 'em,
check 'em out, but don't say I didn't warn you!

For the love of sleek, chic style -and some mighty good sales-
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! -Whitley

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sale Mania + Meet JoJo Loves You!

The Memorial Holiday Weekend is approaching,
and this typically means there are a few things on which you can count. 
Lots of sunshine, a day of rest, cold bevvies, the lake, the beach, the pool... 
Some form of water. And yes, you know it, all kinds of fabulous sales!
Have you met JoJo Loves You?
If not, please allow me to introduce you to all of her fabulous BLING!

Each of these beauties are hand made of Swarovski crystals, 
and the earrings come in literally every color of the rainbow!
Naturally, I'm drawn to the blingiest of them all. 

Immediately Bridesmaid Gifts comes to my mind.

I did have the most precious earrings made by a friend for each of
my maids, but how perfect are these earrings for bridesmaid gifts?
Or just to have and to hold all to yourself.
I think these psychedelic bauble bombs are going to have to be mine.

Naturally, JoJo Loves You is on board with the weekend's retail madness.
The Bling you see above normally retails for $30/pair,
but this Friday through Monday, here's what you're looking at:

Oh Geez.  I didn't need to see this. I just took a glance at their SALE page,
and now I see this Agate Pendant. AND, there is only ONE remaining.
What am I going to do?
Surely somebody out there is feeling guilty about forgetting 
my birthday, or you just pity me and think this necklace will help.
It really will make everything better. 
Freak.  Why did I have to see this?

I gotta go get my piggy bank and calculator.
 In the meantime, get your own JoJo Loves You Bling here!
Also on Facebook and Twitter.

For the love of all things stylish and all things Bling,
I hope you are having a wonderful week!  Whitley

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shopbop Feels Good.

This past weekend I shared with you a few of my obsessions
offered by on line mega fashion retailer ASOS.
They aren't the only ones whose fabulous frocks 
over which I spend hours drooling.  Oh Shopbop, you feel so good.
If you aren't already a fan, now's the time and look, learn and fall in love.

I'm a day late and a dollar short, so jump on the gettin' while it's still good!
Sale ends tomorrow, Wednesday May 23rd at 11:59pm.
Click HERE to start shopping! 
Enter code BIGEVENT at checkout.

A few things I'm loving...
These J. Brand snake print jeans are pretty sexy.

I really think it is necessary I have an awesome iPhone case for the blog.
Does it get any cooler than this bead embellished one by DANNIJO?

I don't wear a watch, but if I did, this one by 
La Mer Collections is pretty hot if you ask me.

I think I could wear rompers every day of the year.
I find this denim version pretty fantastic.

Just a few pretty things in my eyes.
I wanna know what pretty things YOU find!  Be sure to let me know!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!
For the love of ALL things stylish, at a super stylish price... Whitley

Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage Keyhole Gown and Turban

 Last week I attended my first Charlotte Magazine BOB Awards event.
It was held at the NC Music Factory, where most wonderful man 
in the world and I recently ventured for dinner and these photos.
Admittedly, I did spend a little bit of time in debate over what to wear.
I had it narrowed down to three choices and ultimately went with this.

Lilly Rubin Vintage Cream Key hole gown, silk turban and JJ Winters clutch

The dress is one of my favorites.  
It is a vintage Lillie Rubin that belonged to my Mom.
She got it in Greenville, South Carolina about 40 years ago to
wear to a party.  She carried it along through her many moves over
the years, because she thought it was so lovely.  I am so glad she did!
Once the turban occurred to me, my decision was made.
This is a fun and funky way to dress down an otherwise formal dress.
I threw the formality back in the ensemble by wearing my wedding shoes.
Ironically enough, precious pea #1 exclaimed as he saw me dressed,
"Mommy, is that your wedding dress?!"
Pitter Patter Heart Beat.

Dress: Vintage Lillie Rubin, here's one and here, this available in cream, 
or here's one for all you readers with deeper pockets.
Scarf: H&M, here's a similar one.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (old), but here is pair at a nice price,
Purse: JJ Winters, mine is from Lipp Boutique,
Earrings: old, here's a pair by my new fav jewelry designer,
Statement Bracelet: Henri Bendel, but here's one,
Others: Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster and Nugget Wrap Bracelets,

For the love of vintage style and great fun, Whitley