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    Celebrating with Tiffany and Co.

    Last night, I was so fortunate to be invited to attend the grand opening celebration of Tiffany and Co. New Orleans. From the gorgeous invitation mailed from their New York headquarters down to the extravagant thank you gift (each guest received a necklace from the Atlas collection!), every single detail was absolutely fantastic. Guests sipped on Veuve Cliquot or a specialty wine punch as butler passed apps were served – including the most delicious mini desserts. Y’all, Tiffany’s knows how to throw a party. 

    Inside the store, guests were able to shop the three different rooms of jewelry cases and their new leather goods collection. Next time you’re in Canal Place, make sure to check out this new staple location or even drop some hints to your significant other right before the holidays… 😉

    Thank you, thank you to Tiffany’s for including me in last night’s gorgeous event!

    * P.S. That’s not weird lighting on my head – I’m really a ginger now!

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    Holiday Tartan

    Janie blouse c/o Pret a Porter Designs / similar high / similar low

    Pants c/o H&M / similar 1 / similar 2 / similar 3

    Schutz heels / similar high / similar low

    J.Crew vest / similar 1 / similar 2

    Rebecca Minkoff purse

    Loren Hope bow cuff c/o Jeweler’s Wife

    Michael Kors beaded bracelet c/o Jeweler’s Wife

    Studded bracelet c/o Urban Expressions

    diamond drop earrings c/o Anjolee

    Photos by Lacey Rabalais Photography

    A couple of weeks back when I helped host the H&M event, I had the opportunity to pick out some items before the mega-store opened to the public. These fab tartan plaid pants are one of the items that I just had to have, and I was in good company – Jennifer (HOTR), Juley (Upperlyne), Rachel (TEC) and I all ended up with the same pair of pants, haha. Since tartan is one of those prints that I associate with Christmas time, I paired it with my Pret a Porter Janie blouse in fire red. (I love the little bow detailing across the top buttons. How cute for the holidays!)

    Schutz is one of my favorite new shoe lines – I pretty much want every single shoe, and I make up excuses to wear these leather lace-ups everywhere. They are SASS. And speaking of sass, so are these new, studded Urban Expressions bracelets – the black and gold one is featured in this post. Also featured are these gorgeous diamond drop earrings from Anjolee. They are the perfect, elegant earring for all of your holiday outfits!Shop similar:

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    Shop My Southern Living Feature!

    Hopefully, you’ve gotten to check out this month’s Southern Living and have gotten to see my “What To Wear To” feature! This was such a fun and exciting (and very secret) project that I was working on back in August with SL. (Yep, like four months ago – see my still long hair? It was actually a million degrees outside when we took the photos.)

    It was my first shoot with a major, national publication, so it was fun to see how these types of shoots happen. They had a collection of beautiful dresses, a table full of accessories and a floor lined with shoes for me to mix and match. One of the editors and I had a little trial run the night before as I pieced three potential outfits together, and the end result was my absolute favorite.

    The red Tracy Reese dress was an easy choice to make – the lines of it were classic and fit SL perfectly. To put my own spin on it, I paired it with unexpected accessories like this Loren Hope necklace and Nine West heels. In fact, all three of my outfit choices included these heels – they actually just became available on the NW website. When I wore them in August, they were only samples.

    Love the look? I’ve rounded up the pieces and similar ones!

    Thanks to Southern Living, Cedric Angeles and  Angela Marie Events for all of their hard work at the shoot!

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    Candy Apple Event is Tonight!

    Just a reminder a reminder that the Candy Apple in-store holiday event is TONIGHT. The photos above are also a sneak peek of some of the items that will be available all for less than $50 making this a perfect opportunity to get your secret santa gifts taken care of! I will also have my Bless Your Heart tanks (only 3 smalls left!) and Jenn will have her Haute For Nola tees for sale at the event. Come see us and shop some amazing deals with owners Candace and Cassie who have picked out super cute clothing and accessories just for tonight!

    If you can’t make it, I’ll be posting photos of the items on the APoL Facebook page and Instagram account – @KrystalBennett, so you can still try to get your orders in!

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    Fit & Flare


    J.Crew sweater  – Use GETGIFTING for 25% off your order
    (similar high / similar low)

    skirt c/o Umgee USA 
    (similar high / similar low)

    socks c/o Hansel from Basel

    Wythe NY heels 
    (similar high / similar low)

    The Limited jacket – Use NOV40 for 40% off sitewide
    (similar high / similar low)

    Phillip Lim for Target purse

    sunglasses c/o zeroUV 
    (similar high – Save 15% with code BIGEVENT)

    vintage hat (similar)

    When I started putting together this outfit, I planned it
    all around this fit and flare skirt from Umgee USA. The fun silhouette makes leather
    look flirty and feminine. I wanted to keep the whole look girly with this
    collar sweater and sheer, polka dot socks. How fun are the polka dot socks?!!
    I’d been waiting and waiting on the right time to wear them, and THIS was it
    for sure. And of course, I’ll find any reason to top things off with a
    hat! ;)Also, I realized that while I love the items featured in my posts, sometimes they aren’t available anymore or can be difficult to find, so I’m devoting more time to find similar items at different price points. You’ll find the new link system above which will help make each outfit post more shop-able. I’ll also be trying to include promo codes and sales tips leading into the holidays.

    Stay tuned for BIG Black Friday and Cyber Monday posts that you won’t want to miss. You’ll find all the best sales/promo codes in one post!

    Photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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