urban south

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Camo & Embroidered Jacket: Trina Turk (at Mel & Mimi); Top: Target; Jeans: Joe’s Jeans (old); Booties: Lucky Brand (also seen here); Sunglasses: Tom Ford (seen almost always)

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One of my least desirable talents is the ability to hide things from myself. This talent is showcased too often than I’d like to admit, and this suede and leather Zara skirt is evidence. I purchased my skirt last fall, and somehow it landed in the black hole that doubled as my closet. Our recent move forced me into a search and rescue operation that hailed this find. I’m confident this article of clothing was relieved to finally have its price tag removed and feel loved on a cool fall day.

Skirt: Zara (similar here); Sweater: Talbots; Scarf: Zara (similar here); Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Sunglasses: Tom Ford

Summer Textures

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Here’s what you can count on for summertime weather in the South: HOT temps, HIGH humidity, and HEAVY rain showers. I spend most days praying for nothing higher than 90 degrees, low humidity and no rain since most of my work days are spent in and out of offices all across northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. And while the heat and humidity often seems like my worst enemy, it’s really the cold that kills me. And by cold, I mean offices that I spend my time in each day. So, without making this a story¬†where I complain about the bipolar temperatures I encounter every day, I’ll turn this into how much I love mixing textures – even in the summer months.

Sweater: Old Navy; Tunic: Talbots (old, similar here); Skirt: The Limited (currently on sale); Shoes: BP (also seen here); Earrings (that you don’t really see, which is sad because they are so fun): Target; Ring: gifted; Watch: Rolex; Bag: Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses: Michael Stars (also seen here).

Simple Statement

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My workday calls for conservative dress, so getting it right takes extreme balance. The LBD is a staple in my closet, as are accessories in fun prints like the leopard belt here or a punch of red lipstick. I find that some of the simplest pieces, combined together can make the perfect statement of “responsible, hard worker who loves to squeeze in a bit of fun.” Besides, I am only 29 (at least for another month)!

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Dress: Zara (similar here); Belt : Talbots (currently on sale; similar here); Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Purse: DKNY (gifted); Watch: Michael Kors; Earrings (gifted); Sunglasses: Target

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