December Favorites

December means cool weather and way too much to do.  If you are like me, you are on the hunt for yourself – maybe just a smidge – at the same time that you are on the hunt for million other things for everyone else dear in your life.  I pulled together my current faves and must haves.  You better get on it, tho.  Most of these pieces will not survive the inter webs past the Holidays. . . . First and foremost, we can all get excited because Levi’s just released their 501 skinny fit jeans — which is just another way of saying a legit RE/DONE knock-off.  And why should Levi’s sit around and let people rake in a fortune on distressed skinny Levi’s???  These are fab and perf.  And, at […]

Boho Chic

So, I just got this fab boho frock from Pixie Market that I am crazy about.  It’s laying down a major Valentino Spring 2017 vibe.  I literally can’t wait to wear it again.  I rocked it with some major Bonbons and a pointed-toe wedge bootie over the weekend and felt comfortable and chic.  Need I say more? Okay — just one thing more . . . I think you could go either way with the shoe. XO, cg Dress | Earrings | Coat | Cross-body Mini Bag | Bootie | Sandal Valentino Spring 2017

Wardrobe Basics: A Classic Blazer

I have been on the hunt for a great looking blazer to wear with denim for literally years.  I have tried all the usual suspects and here is what usually happens:  it’s okay from the front (if I can cringe and bear the fact that the width of my thighs seems to be exaggerated because the blazer cuts across the widest part of my thigh), but when I try to button it (not even sure why this is important since I am not sure I have ever once walked around with my blazer buttoned whilst wearing denim), everything goes south.  Then, when I take a sideways look in the mirror, things go from bad to worse.  The silhouette is just all wrong — I feel chubby and buxom and, then, when I do […]

What to Grab Now: Nordstrom 40% Off Sale

Ok, team!  Huddle up!  Major merchandise markdowns going down over at Nordstrom.  Now’s the time to grab the good gets before they are gone.  (Srsly – I drafted this post on Sunday thinking it would post yesterday. In the meantime, 5 of my picks have already sold out and I had to edit and revise last night!). My picks? Believe it or not, it’s about to start getting cold here in the South.  You ready?   You will be if you grab this gorgeous and practical wrap coat by T Tahari.  I have always been a huge fan of an army green parka with fur trim and this one from Michael Kors has great lines and great price. My hands-down number-one pick of everything Nordstrom has to offer is this belted coat from […]

Have you seen this?

I love reading other blogs. It has been funny because I have seen this same jacket on several different blogs. It got to the point where I was a little jaded and thought how many times can different blogs show this jacket. But then I tried on this jacket and figured out what all the fuss was about. It is a soft cropped suede in the moto style which is all the rage currently. I went up a size because of the cropped style and also because I wanted the option to layer underneath. It comes in fabulous colors from a classic coffee bean to purple haze to burgundy. I bought the silver grey but I’ll be honest before the year is out I may break down and buy a more classic […]

Shopbop Super Surprise Sale

Shopbop just announced a surprise three day sale yesterday which means they have some merch sitting around that they are wanting to move.  Now is the time to be judicious and to pounce when that thing you have been waiting for finally wanders into your trap. So, I have tirelessly waded through literally pages upon pages of sale items (find them here) so that you wouldn’t have to. What have I got for you?  A couple of choice pieces.  So, Thanksgiving is literally three weeks from today.  That means holidays.  If you know you’ve got that holiday event/party coming up, you will thank yourself if you go ahead and get that sitch taken care of now and mark it off the list.  I am gobsmacked by these gorgeous numbers by Keepsake (I can’t even talk […]

Blush and Bashful

Shelby’s wedding colors or possibly the hottest colors for Fall???  Both, right?  The virtual shelves of the interwebs are filling up with some fabulous pale pink options for Fall.  And, while Pantone did predict this about a year ago, we may just be in a chicken and egg sitch here.  There are two truths about pale pink: it compliments most complexions and it looks cool AF with denim, especially faded denim.  You can hedge your bets and barely stick your toe in on this trend with this cutie from Topshop – good lines, practical, on fleek – OR you could totally lean in and grab this amazeballs coat. My favorite is the jacket below.  It will totally crush any Saturday night “going out” outfit sitch.  And, the clutch.  Seriously: so inexpensive and such a perfect pitch for […]

Happy Halloween…No tricks just treats

  With Halloween setting a record this year, a record high temperature, being cool will be the name of the game but I want pieces that will (1) be comfortable and (2) that I can throw on a layer  when the temperature  eventually drops. Plus Southern Living listed my neighborhood as one of the top ten places to trick or treat and we have a band party next door so I need my A game going tonight. Luckily Bergdorf Goodman 5F has some great pieces that just happen to be on sale. This sale goes on through November 9th but don’t delay these treats won’t last long. All items found under Shop the Latest. Frame Jeans in Black (69.00!) with this Kate Moss for Equipment Silk Blouse that gives me a disco feel. […]

Just loafing around

I’m obsessed this season with metallic. Ever since I wore my metallic pleated skirt from Zara and got sooo many compliments I’ve been grabbing anything metallic.  I recently came across these metallic loafers from Banana Republic. Y’all know that I’ve been feeling their shoes this season. Check out the post here. And these loafers do not disappoint. Oh and by the way, they’re on sale…$65.00. Yes you read that right. Another plus, they are so comfortable, no break in required. Take them out of the box and go! So what to wear them with? I love these cropped jeans from DL1961. If you missed the ShopBop sale  last week then no worries just go to DL1961 and enter code DLOCT16 for 30% off. Top it off with this Cashmere stupid long sleeve […]

Steals and Deals for Everyday Chic

You don’t have to spend a fortune to look fab every single day of the week.  Word.  This poplin blouse from Mango is a steal at only $49 and is a pitch perfect example of everything on trend this season with a little length, a little volume, a little poplin, and a little stripe.  And, this high-waist, let-down-hem denim from Madewell is a deal, to be sure.  You’ll look high and low for a better jean this Fall and this price is, well, it is way better than most jean prices these days.  These are great with great lines and very flattering. Some parting notes: Belgian loafers are where it’s at for everyday comfort and way high style.  Your velvet investment this Fall need not be expensive — AT ALL.  And, yep, the statement […]