Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Beach Style ~ The Cold Shoulder

This past week my family and I spent the week at St. George Island, Florida, for our annual beach vacation.  Is there anything better than a week at the beach with the people you love most?  It was a much needed week of R&R and family time.  Last year I planned about ten blog worthy outfits to shoot while on vacation but this year... only four.  The few weeks leading up to vacation were crazy at work and I only had one night, the night before we left, to outfit plan and pack, so...

We only went out for dinner one night this vacation and this flowey little cold shoulder tunic dress was perfect for the occasion.  I thought the pretty pastel colors were perfect for the beach and the cold shoulder trend is one of my favorites of the season.

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Cold Shoulder Tunic Dress: Entourage Clothing (sold out) | This one is really pretty and a great price!
Wood Heel Sandals: Colin Stuart (old) | Similar
Silver Layered Necklace: Stella & Dot
Sunnies: Stella & Dot
White Leather Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot (I wear it almost daily!)

The sun was setting when we ran out to shoot these pictures after dinner so they are a little dark (and I'm the worst at editing!!) but is there any better backdrop for pictures than the beach?!


Pictures taken at St. George Island Plantation by my favorite beach photographer, Virginia Hall!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Leopard Print ~ It's Still My Favorite

Leopard print has always been, and probably will always be, my favorite.  It doesn't matter if it's in a shoe, bag, dress, pants or fab topper like this kimono, I'm like a magpie to a shiny object when it comes to anything leopard.  One of these days I'm going to finally convince The Hubs to let me decorate our home with leopard but until then I'll just wear it ~ a lot!  This leopard kimono pairs so well with this ultra comfy terracotta colored maxi dress.  I love styling my maxi's by tying them up to the side.  It's perfect to make them a bit more casual and perfect for short girls like me!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Leopard Kimono: Entourage Clothing (Just sold out!) | Similar
Maxi Dress: Lush via Nordstrom
Fringe Clutch: Entourage Clothing
Leather Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Chandelier Earrings: Stella & Dot
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Aviators: Stella & Dot

We head to the beach this weekend for our annual family vacation!  I'm soooooo ready for some quality family time and some MUCH needed R&R!  Make sure to follow along on snapchat (@mzsavvystyle) for our family beach shenanigans and on Instagram for daily outfit pics!  And check the blog next week for a new post or two!



Pics by my fab blogger friend, Hannah Betzel, at the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia.  Hannah and I have been having such a fun time meeting once a week to snap each other's blog pics!  I've got some great posts coming!  Stay tuned!

Monday, June 27, 2016

What Are You Wearing For the Fourth?

June is almost over, y'all!  Can you believe it?!  With the end of June comes that start of July (duh, right?) and with the start of July comes one of my favorite holiday's ~ Independence Day!  What's not to love about the Fourth of July?!  A day off of work that's full of family, friends, food, fireworks, fashion and celebrating our freedom!  Independence Day is not only one of my favorite holidays to celebrate but it's also one of my favorite days to get dressed in a fun, festive outfit.  My whole family comes to town and our day usually involves a lot of outdoor time, and in Georgia it's HOT in July, so my Fourth style usually involves shorts and a cute top or a breezy dress.  I've not decided yet what this years' outfit will be but here are a few ideas to give me ~ and you ~ some Independence Day outfit inspiration!

You can never go wrong with a striped tee-shirt maxi, a fab statement necklace, bold crossbody bag and the most amazing espadrille wedges!  
Dress: The Outnet
Statement Necklace: Stella & Dot (can be worn several ways)
Red Crossbody Bag: ModCloth
Espadrille Wedges: Marc Fisher (on sale!)

Picnic, parade, lake day?  This is the outfit for you!
Cotton Jersey Split-back Tank: The Outnet
Cutoff Denim Shorts: Old Navy
Star Print Espadrilles: Stella McCartney
Crossbody Bag: Fossil

Got a denim skirt, red top and a white vest or kimono?  Put them together for the perfect patriotic outfit!  Add some fun flats and striped tote to finish the look.
A-line Mini Skirt: Choies
V-neck Top: H&M (LOVE this one too!)
White Denim Vest: Zulily
Plaid Sling-back Espadrilles: Stella McCartney
Striped Tote: GoJane
Flag Necklace: Kohls

Love trends?  This outfit has all of the hot trends of the season!
Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Top: SheIn (under $20!)
White Cropped Skinny Jeans: Blank NYC
Red Suede Lace-up Espadrilles: Saks
Beaded Tassel Earrings: Shoptiques
Stretch Bracelet: JCPenny
Reversible Flag Tote: JCPenny

Still need more outfit ideas?  Check out my last few Fourth of July outfit posts HERE,  HERE,  HERE and HERE!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Camo ~ Another Neutral ~ Another Staple

I'm as girly of a girl as you can get but I love camo!  When camo became a hot trend a few years ago I jumped on it hard ~ from tops to jeans and joggers ~ my camo collection is pretty extensive!  I'm glad it's a trend that stuck around.  I'm also glad that camo, like leopard, is considered a neutral and pairs well with most colors, especially brights.  Everyone knows that a denim vest is a closet staple (and if this fact is new to you stop what you are doing, click on the link and get one now!) but I think a camo vest should be as well.  It's a great, versatile completer piece that can be worn year round!

Excuse the face.  I was focusing hard on crossing the street, coffee in hand! ha!

 ~ What I'm Wearing ~

Orange/Coral Maxi: Old Navy (last year) | Current season here (I love the hem!!)
Camo Vest: Scored at a "bloggers' closet" sale | Identical
Tan Leather Tote: Another closet staple and I've had this one for years! | LOVE this one and the price is amazing!
Wedges: I've had these for years too! | This fab pair is at the TOP of my summer wish list and they just went on sale!
Fringe Necklace: Stella & Dot
Sunnies: Quay Australia

Sorry that this post is a day late!  My weekend was INSANE (all good, lot's of family time, but so very busy celebrating my son's birthday and father's day) and every Monday after work I meet my blogger friend, Hannah, to shoot pics for the coming week, so I'm a bit behind!  Better late than never, right?


Pics by Molly Moon Burton in gorgeous downtown Athens, GA!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Throwback Thursday ~ LBJ

Earlier this week I was going through the un-blogged picture files on my computer and found these from last summer.  For some reason they never made it to the blog even though this is one of my very favorite outfits so I decided to post them now!  Better late than never!  I mean there is a "Throwback Thursday" for a reason, y'all! ;-)

I love little black jumpsuits or LBJ's.  They are a great alternative to the little black dress or LBD's.  I think both have a place in your closet as wardrobe staples!  I styled this particular jumpsuit for a date night, with floral sandals, a fab clutch and bling!

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Little Black Jumpsuit: Piperlime (SO sad Piperlime is no longer!!) | Obsessed with this one and I need this one in my life! So on trend!
Black and White Printed Clutch: Urban Expressions | Similar
Floral Lace-up Sandals: Steve Madden | This season's version
Necklace and Earrings: Stella & Dot (retired) | This necklace and these earrings are some of my current favorites! Perfect for summer!
Bracelets: Stella & Dot | BangleCrystalCuff
Sunnies: Coach (old) | Similar

What do you think about jumpsuits?  Have they replaced the LBD in your wardrobe?  It's hard to believe that my hair was so much shorter last summer ~ and my body was much thinner! I'm loving my now longer hair but I've got to work on getting back the thinner body! ;-)


Pictures by Diana

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Color Loving Girl!

I'm all about an all black, white or neutral outfit but I'm a color loving girl at heart and for me the more color the better!  So when this dress hit my styling room a few months back I knew it had to be part of my personal wardrobe.  It has all of my favorite colors in a universally flattering A-line shape AND it has pockets!  I will definitely be styling this bold number several ways this season and I think it will transition well into fall with some knee-hi boots and a leather or denim jacket!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

"Kaleidoscope" Dress: Entourage Clothing (Sold Out | Similar hereherehere and here)
Hot Pink Crossbody Bag: Steve Madden (Old | Obsessed with this one!)
White Faux Leather Vest: Forever 21 (Last Year | Similar)
Multi Colored Beaded Necklace: Stella & Dot
White Leather Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Pink Wedge Sandals: Jessica Simpson (Old | Similar)

Color makes me happy, can you tell? ;-)

Photos by the amazing Hannah Betzel

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Travel Style with Agora Vintage

Today is part two of my collaboration with my favorite vintage shop, Agora Vintage, and my blogger friend, Hannah Betzel.  Earlier this week Hannah and I shared our wedding looks, styled with fabulous vintage and designer finds from our recent trip to Agora and today we are sharing what we'd wear for travel.  Summer travel for me can mean many different things... our annual beach trip with my family, flying up to Pittsburgh to visit my parents, business travel, girl's weekends with my bestie and mini getaways with The Hubs.  My travel uniform for all of these occasions is pretty much the same... comfy jeans, a lightweight long-sleeved top, wedges or flats that are easy to take on and off, a cross-body bag for my essentials and a roomy tote.  Of course no outfit would be complete without fun jewelry and fab sunnies!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Theory Tunic: Agora Vintage
Kick Flare Jeans (They are a HOT trend this season!): Gap
Chloe Wedges (OBSESSED!!): Agora Vintage
Aviators: Stella & Dot
Glass Beaded Necklace: Agora Vintage (Similar)
Gold Chain Necklace: Retired Stella & Dot (Similar)
Tory Burch Tote (It's SO roomy!!): Agora Vintage
Crossbody Bag: Vera Bradley
Orange Tory Burch Cuff: Agora Vintage
Lippie: NYX "Life's a Beach" (So good for summer!)

What's your travel uniform?  Do you switch it up depending on the travel occasion or have a tried and true go-to like I do?  Make sure to hop on over to Hannah's Blog to check out her travel style!  It's fabulous!


For any questions about the items from Agora Vintage, call them at 706-255-2623 and tell them I sent you! Oh, and they do layaway!

Photos by Hannah Betzel at the gorgeous Graduate Athens (If you think the outside is beautiful you should see the inside!)