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Throwback Thursday: Vintage Jewelry

On Valentine’s Day, what better theme for Throwback Thursday than jewelry?

From rhinestones to broaches to cocktail rings galore, I love the constant inspiration that is taken from vintage jewelry to style some of the most fabulous events to everyday fashion. I love those pieces that feel like they just stepped out of your great grandmother’s jewelry box, but even with all the pieces out there today I found it a bit hard to pin down those doing it fabulously. J.Crew is one I think that has led the most recent trend of classic clasps and hardware, and BHLDN is hot on the heels of making the fanciest fetes forever chic.

Who are some of your favorite jewelry designers showing vintage pieces?

Vintage-inspired Jewelry: Loren Hope bracelet, J.Crew necklace, BHLDN earrings, Stella & Dot ring.

Southern Style

There are so many things I love about the timeless style of the south. I am a pretty big fan of classic wardrobe staples, rarely chasing too many fads. But, you can see southern style intertwined into every facet of the fashion industry today. The history of southern materials, like Sea Island cotton and Cone denim have made and inspired pieces new and old. Southern traditions, like field hunting, have provided style signatures like boots, outerwear, vests, and patches. And, the elegance from southern society has given nod to everything from beauty, hair & makeup trends to red carpet looks. Pearls & monograms, too. Charleston just hosted their Fashion Week last month, spotlighting many southern designers. And, even some of the south’s favorite staples aren’t necessarily made here, but can be seen in every closet on the block.

southern fashion

Southern Style

Since we are still in the beginning stages of #southernchat, I’d love to take a 1,000 foot look at one of the truly classic themes here in the south – southern style. From boots to outwear to men’s & women’s wear to accessories and more, there are so many ways we can drill down into these theme areas in future chats, but I’m hoping by taking this week to look at fashion and style of the south as a whole, that we can celebrate the staples that keep us looking chic.  We’re exploring our favorite companies, style pieces, designers, purveyors, trends & more this week!

southernchat

#southernchat: southern style (Monday, 2/4/13, 9:00 pm est)

Q1: When you think southern style, what elements come to mind?

Q2: Who are some of your favorite companies or designers that help to define southern style?

Q3: What are some of the best southern-inspired style trends or elements?

Q4: What are your southern style staples or signatures?

Q5: What’s next for southern style / fashion / beauty?

Q6: We’ve already done bow ties! What specific style topics would you love to see in the future on #southernchat?

{ If you’re interested in sponsoring the southern style chat, or to learn more about #southernchat, to be a guest or host another giveaway, click here to learn more!}

Southern Style:  Barbour Jacket, Tiffany & Co pearl earringsJack Donnelly Khakis, Billy Reid Leather Duffle, Sperry Top-Siders, Madewell Chambray Shirt, Frye Boots,  Orvis Hat, Levi’s Jeans,  Southern Proper Bow Tie, Brooks Brothers Seersucker Shorts, Ann Mashburn Box Pleat Skirt, J.Crew Monograms.

first  image from my personal collection of engagement photos, shot by heidi at our labor of love

today’s post is inspired by a most-wonderful weekend at my in-law’s farm celebrating my husband and I’s joint 30th birthday with lots of family and friends. with a bit of crispness sneaking into the air, my fall fashion post today is inspired by the hunt.

i am a big lover of layer, and mixing the most feminine of details with the strongest of gentleman’s staples. hats have long been a collection and statement-must in my closet and quite frankly this leather camera bag i simply must have. i found these divine ilse jacobsen rain boots { in camel, might i add .. } thanks to from the right bank about a month ago and have been wishing for puddles ever since.

what are your staple pieces for keeping “hunt-inspired” fashionable this fall?

images via : j.crew / splendid willow avenue / net-a-porter / stella & dot / ona bags

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