photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography
Today is the second part of our collaboration with Kendra Scott and our continued welcome-to-Louisiana celebration – don’t forget about the store opening in Perkins Rowe next month! Southern Charm was the idea behind us styling the new pieces from their Atlantic collection, and we thought lush greenery was the perfect backdrop for these jewels.
The abalone shell pieces seen here in my necklace and earrings have quickly become my favorite pieces. The wide range of blues, purples and turquoise give these stones great versatility when it comes to mixing and matching. I loved the way they popped when paired with bright white and gold.
To the rest of our favorites from the Atlantic collection, pop over to our Southern Charm curated page on the Kendra Scott website!
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photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography
Pointed-Toe – You may not initially be the biggest fan of the pointed-toe flat, but you need at least one! Whether its just strictly pointed-toe or in d’orsay form, they seem to be the breakout trend for flats this year.
Ballet – The most classic and lady-like of the flats. They can be accentuated with a sweet little bow, a jeweled brooch or criss-cross straps. They go with practically anything – maxi skirt, fit and flare dress, high-waisted shorts – all your basics for warm weather.
The Driving Shoe / Smoking Slipper – This style is most versatile with skinny jeans or cropped pants in the fall months, but there are a lot of new materials and updated styles that bring this shoe into spring – like the raffia and awning stripes seen above.
Now, we’ve got our basic shapes down, but these shapes can come in limitless patterns and materials. My favorites are lasercut, animal print, snakeskin, metallic and regular leather.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you exactly how to wear each one of these different shapes and textures with the first one (I’m so excited about this one) starting tomorrow, and there will even be a few giveaways along the way too, so get excited! 🙂
People are always asking me how I juggle a full-tome job and a blog or most commonly I get “how do you have time to do it all?” My best answer is that I try to find ways to save time and create as many shortcuts as possible. I’m often leaving work to go straight to evening events which means a quick makeup touch up and that’s it. It’s important for me to look work appropriate and on trend at the same time, so my outfit has to be on double duty. So how do you dress for both work and play – that’s what I ask myself when getting dressed in the morning.
First, you need to find a versatile brand tailored towards business that you know and trust. One that suits your correct sizing but also produces on-trend pieces and classic pieces consistently. This is where Jones New York comes in. Using mix-and-match items from their new spring collection, I was able to put together a effortless and timeless outfit with ease.
I chose a dressy denim pencil skirt and a chambray safari shirt from Jones New York for my office look. I think it’s the perfect mix of trendy, tasteful and sophisticated. At the same time, I’m utilizing the denim-on-denim trend to stay true to my own style aesthetic. (Love love the details on this shirt like the metallic buttons! I can already tell I’ll be wearing this one often.) With this look, I opted for spring inspired accessories like coral jewelry and light leather cutouts. It keeps the denim feeling fresh and young.
Other new arrivals that I love from Jones New York are this great tunic dress, this navy and white striped jacket and this spring trench. All three are wardrobe classics that are perfect for career and beyond!
See the full slideshow of contributors on the Stylelist website HERE!
This is a collaboration between Jones New York and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by Jones New York via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Jones New York.
photos by Lydia Hudgens
Okay, I promise you this is the last you’ll be seeing of snow posts – from here on out, it’s spring all the way. Here’s to thinking positively as I sip hot chocolate and am covered with a blanket, right?
This is what I wore on my very last day in NYC which was perhaps the coldest since it had snowed ALL night long. Yes, I was freaking out. Fresh snow equals safe walking shoes, so my Hunter boots came to my rescue yet again. I also wore my thick faux leather pants (thick socks even though you can’t see them) and this amazing coat from my Warehouse/Oasis showroom visit. My infinity plaid scarf, gloves and fur hat (obsessed) were all fabulous Christmas gifts which were put into immediate good use.
Maybe once or twice a year would I have to wear all of these things at once in Louisiana. I might normally pick one or two at a time, but I’m so glad that I packed all of them for this trip.
For some reason, winter just doesn’t seem to leave! Hopefully with today and tomorrow’s last wintery posts from NYC, we can wish the cold a nice bon voyage. In the meantime, here’s a quick and classic way to bundle up while we wait for warmer days.
I love the combination of a pretty animal print with the iconic plaid of Burberry. The perfect example of classically mixing prints. I paired with my modern pointed-toe booties – these shoes literally saved me on this nyfw trip when I couldn’t not wear my Hunters. The color palette was the best backdrop for my Pour la Victoire bag which by the way is so great, I’d love to snatch it up in this cobalt color too.
So whether it’s a stroll through a very icy Central Park as seen here or just a night out for dinner in freezing conditions, consider mixing two classic prints and throwing a smidge of modern and/or vintage to make the look your own!