Check. It. Out.

Psst. . . want to know the hottest ticket for Fall???  The checked blazer.  I know, right?  Doesn’t sound too sexy. Until you check out all the street style picts from Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.  The ladies of the street are looking way hip and jaw-droppingly gorgeous in their wool, checked blazers.  You can totally rock your LSD when you take the checked blazer in a fresh new direction — pair it with a slim pair of black, cropped, boot cut denim (ones from Madewell are my all time faves – having a hard time taking them off these days), a chic tote (like the Balenciaga ones that have by now attained cult following status), and a smart poplin blouse, with maybe a . . . wait for it . . . […]

Patch it Up

After refreshing some jeans for Fall with the Shopbop sale, I decided I needed to do something with my old jeans. You know because they fit just perfectly now after being worn for a few years. Browsing through Zara I saw there they have a Comic meets Denim section and it came to me. I needed patches. Luckily I remembered that Saks had a great selection. I also found assorted patches here and here But don’t limit yourself to pair of jeans. Have fun and patch it up on a jean jacket, denim skirt, vest or even a small clutch. Also check out this article from InStyle  It has some great ideas on how to style your patches. The trick is don’t limit yourself. You can do one patch; twenty patches; in a circle, […]

Just a few more

Today is the last day of the Main Event 16 at ShopBop so if you still have a few more pennies left after Caroline and my suggestions then here are just a few more fun finds. I am in love with this Free People Bomber Jacket in Merlot. Pair it with this awesome Kiss Tee from Madeworn Rock. And what about a new pair of jeans. I’ve been coveting these Mother Ankle Fray Jeans. Finish it off with a camel/hot pink clutch from Clare V. This Vince Satin Camisole would be great underneath a blazer or a cashmere sweater for day. If you are going out then wear with a wide leg pant like these from Parker and these Madewell Octavia Tassel Sandals (which by the way would look great with the Mother […]

What to Grab Now

The time has come for Shopbop’s Main Event Sale – otherwise known as the mid-season sale, my favorite of all sales.  Especially because Amazon Prime.  And, even though it just got cool here in Alabama a minute ago, by now, I have figured what kind of vibe I am wanting to rock for Fall. Velvet is major this year and I have been eyeing this clutch for months now.  I intend to rock this baby with just about everything I have for Fall.  Or, try this super chic velvet blazer with jeans and a t-shirt all Fall and be as hip and with-it as Vogue UK’s Sarah Harris (one of my all time favorite girl crushes!!). If you aren’t planning on rocking a long floral dress with some boots this Fall, then you aren’t […]

Six Fall Investment Pieces

After my post on my Vince leather pants and another conversation I had with friends recently about knee high boots I thought I would share my six Fall Investment Pieces. These are pieces that you are going to take a big gulp and pull the trigger but I promise that you will pull out these items every year without fail. But good news friends, Shopbop has its Main Event Sale and the more you spend the more you save. So if you can now is the time to invest. Use Code MainEvent16 at checkout. Leather pants. I love my Vince Leather pants. I know we shouldn’t love objects that much but seriously the best purchase I have ever made. I wear them to every Christmas party there is and on the weekends […]

Decisions Decisions…

Tonight is the Linly Heflin Show and now the crucial decision, what to wear. I’m going to start with my favorite pair of leather pants. I bought these Vince leather pants a number of years ago and I promise the cost per wear has made up in ten fold what I paid for them. Yes you will gasp when that credit card statement comes in but years later they are a year round staple. So now the hard part what to wear with them. I’ve pulled three tops which I can wear tonight with my leather pants and later with a pair of jeans as I head to dinner with friends. I’ve got this one shoulder top from Ramy Brook. The color is listed as sangria but I honestly I think it […]

The Zoe is a Must Go

I brought up the fabulous Rachel Zoe here and want to talk about her Fall 2016 line. Romance was the vision bringing the glamour of the 30’s and 90’s.  Zoe’s vernacular means glamour, and even the daytime separates made you think you were heading out for a special occasion. Metallic silk fringe, yes please. A black hair calf bomber sign me up.  For nighttime, a dreamy silk slip dress with beaded lace panels, or great velvet black-tie separates that looked as though they’d be as easy to wear as your favorite sweats. You can see all these looks at the Linly Heflin Fashion Show sponsored by Gus Mayer on October 5th at The Club. Go get your tickets here.  Want to see more? Gus Mayer will be hosting the Rachel Zoe truck show […]

Best Black Boots

These black boots hit my inbox yesterday and sent me into the stratosphere.  Every year I seem to be hunting a different boot.  This year: the black ankle boot.  I was in Chicago for work last week and cruised all the major shoe departments, doing my re-con, so that I would be able to spot a good shoe when it came my way.  And, then, these, and boom!  I knew I had hit the jackpot.  A chunk heel, pointed-toe ankle boot at a great price – these black ankle boots by & Other Stories hit the perfect pitch, capturing the peak of chic for Fall ’16. A couple of other notes:  If you don’t have a trench, you better get on it.  The trench is everything this Fall. This one from Mango is a great […]

Up Your Sleeve

Girl, if you are going to get in the fashion game this Fall, you are going to have to up your sleeve sitch.  The sleeve is everything this Fall.  Word.  From long cuffs, to frilly cuffs, to Edwardian bells, to ruffles, to bows, to puffs, to Edwardian leg of mutton puffs, literally any volume any where on the sleeve will do.  How much volume you will rock is a matter of personal preference.  The best options right now are from Johanna Ortiz (the standard bearer for sure), Pixie Market, Style Mafia, Zara, Topshop, J. Crew, MLM Label, & Other Stories, Georgia Alice, Front Row Shop, Tome, and Petersyn. Oh, and, remember when I was all “Creamy Culottes” and you were all “I don’t think so”???  Hmmm. . . .   Well, in Milan […]

Gus Mayer brings it

No, I’m not talking about a type of hot dog and for my Birmingham and Nashville peeps y’all already knew that. Gus Mayer  is a family-owned, upscale specialty department store that is known for its high-end fashions. Founded in 1900 the store carries labels from Alexander McQueen, Escada, St. John and Contemporary labels such as 10 Crosby, Alice and Olivia, Fifteen Twenty, Mother and Ramy Brook just to name a few. Oh and by the way, their shoe department is second to none. I love going to Gus Mayer because I know every time I walk in I’m going to be greeted with a smile and the best customer service and leaving looking more beautiful. So it makes total sense that they are sponsoring the Linly Heflin Fashion Show. October 5th with the […]