Tuesday, January 21, 2020

GIBSON X HI SUGARPLUM RESORT COLLECTION


I am so excited to be sharing some of my favorite pieces from the new Resort collection by Gibson & Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!  I have bought so many pieces by Gibson over the years and it is one of my go-to brands that Nordstrom carries.  You all seem to really like all the Gibson pieces that I have shared in the past, and I am sure that you will love this new collection as much as I do.

If you have been following me for any length of time, you know I am a big fan of bright colors, fun prints, and reasonable price points.  The new Resort collection has all of these qualities and I love every single piece and color option!  You can mix and match so many of the items and the prints and colors are perfect for any upcoming getaways.  Almost every piece in the collection is priced well under $100.

Cassie's last Resort collection with Gibson was her most popular yet and sold out really quickly.  So, if you are interested in an item, I would recommend snagging it!  These pieces are only available on line (not in stores) and Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns in case something doesn't work out.  You can click the name of the item you are interested in under each photo and you will be directed to the retailer's website to purchase. I have shared sizing information under each photo as well, so be sure to read that to know what size will work best for you.  I emphasized any sizing that is not typical in italics for your reference.




This OFF THE SHOULDER TOP may be my favorite piece in this collection.  You can wear it so many ways - on both shoulders, on one shoulder, or off the shoulder.  I am wearing it off the shoulder here, and you will see it styled on one shoulder in the black print further down this post.  The top comes in a few different colors and when paired with the maxi skirt with the same print, it looks like a dress!  The top runs true to size to slightly large.  If in between sizes, I recommend sizing down.  I am wearing a small.  I paired the top with the matching MAXI SKIRT from the collection.  I love the print and tiered ruffles and the elastic waist makes it comfortable too.  It comes in 2 other prints and will be perfect for your next vacation.  The skirt runs true to size & I am wearing a medium.




This KNIT DRESS is so soft that it feels like pajamas!  The knit is such a good quality and it is so comfortable.  The dress is a nice length, has an adjustable drawstring waist and my favorite feature...it has pockets!  You can give the dress a more elevated look with wedge sandals and some fun jewelry or wear it more casual with sneakers like I did here.  The dress runs true to size and I am wearing a medium.




I love this POCKET TEE!  It has a flattering scoop neck and the red shade is so pretty.  It also comes in a few other colors and stripes and can be worn with so many different pieces from this collection.  The tee runs true to size to slightly large.  If in between sizes, I recommend sizing down.  I am wearing a small.  This is the same MAXI SKIRT I shared above.  The skirt runs true to size & I am wearing a medium.




This is the same OFF THE SHOULDER TOP I shared above, in the black print.  The black is so versatile and I think I will get a lot of wear out of it. The top runs true to size to slightly large.  If in between sizes, I recommend sizing down.  I am wearing a small. I paired it with BLACK JEANS for an easy date night look.  You could also pair the top with the MAXI SKIRT or these BLACK SHORTS in the same pattern.




I think this KNIT TANK will be one of the pieces I wear the most.  It is so soft and easy to throw on and still look cute.  I have it paired with JEANS here, but could also wear it with the SHORTS or DENIM SKIRT from the collection.  The tank runs true to size to slightly large.  If in between sizes, I recommend sizing down.  I am wearing a small.






This MAXI DRESS is such a gorgeous print!  I love both red and blue patterns so I had to get both! The dress is form fitting at the bodice and is very flowy from the waist down, making it a very flattering silhouette.  The knit material is very soft and the dress has pockets too.  The dress runs true to size and is form fitting in the bust with a low v-neck, so keep that in mind if you are busty.  I am wearing my regular size medium but it is snug in the chest. I am wearing the regular length at 5'5" but hemmed the bottom of the dress because I wanted to wear it with flat sandals.  I could wear the regular length with wedges. 

Each piece that I shared comes in additional colors and patterns and there are other styles including a  ROMPER, SHORTS,  FIT & FLARE DRESSBODY SUIT & DENIM SKIRT in the collection too.  (Note:  I tried the denim skirt and found it to run small.  It does not have much stretch so I recommend sizing up.) You can SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.  I hope you found a new piece or two to add to your wardrobe for an upcoming getaway.  I know I will be wearing my Gibson x Hi Sugarplum pieces on Spring Break and throughout the summer.  I will be sharing more on my LIKEtoKNOW.itINSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK with different ways to style each piece. Huge congrats to Gibson and Cassie for another amazing collection!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Best 2019 After Christmas Sales

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  There are lots of great after Christmas sales going on right now, so I wanted to round up my favorites.  Below I have listed After Christmas sales for stores where I personally shop and they are in alphabetical order, so you can easily find your favorites.  Happy Shopping!
Wow! Did I tell you the sales were great or what?!?  Be sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK as I will be sharing my top sale picks over the next few days.  Thanks for reading Smart Southern Style!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY OUTFITS FROM CONCORD MILLS




Happy Holidays!  This time of year there are lots of parties and events and it can be overwhelming to figure out what to wear to all of the festivities.  There are so many wonderful places to shop, but sometimes we don't have time to drive all over town looking at different stores.  Often it is easier to go to one place to shop, and Concord Mills is a great option with a variety of retailers.  I enlisted the help of some of my blogger friends to share some affordable holiday outfits from Concord Mills.  We all found great outfits from casual to dressy that would be perfect for your upcoming festivities.


First up is my outfit.  I found this pretty black dress at H&M and thought it would perfect for a Christmas or New Years Eve function.  The gold foil dots give it a festive look and the flowy shape is perfect in case I overindulge at Christmas dinner!  My leggings and black booties both came from Forever 21 and I finished off the look with some sparkly hoop earrings from H&M.  My full outfit is priced under $100 with each item under $40.


Rachel from Queen City Chic (Instagram \\ Blogfound a casual outfit that would be perfect for family photos or a holiday brunch.  Rachel bought this cute festive sweater and matching hat at Lucky Outlet.  This sweater is great for a holiday function but could also be worn throughout winter.  She paired it with some jeans and a layered necklace, both from H&M.  All of these items are priced under $100 total!


Miranda from Miranda in Charlotte (Instagram \\ Blog) is wearing an outfit that would work well for so many different occasions.  This dress is a great option for a work party or church on Christmas Eve and could also be worn all fall and winter long. Miranda's dress, tights, necklace and booties all came from Loft Outlet.  She finished off her look with some pretty gold earrings from Kate Spade Outlet. Miranda's full outfit is from Concord Mills and is priced around $100 all in!


Lindsay from Seven Layer Charlotte (Instagram \\ Blog) selected a beautiful dressy look. Sweaters paired with long skirts are very popular right now and Lindsay's look is so elegant.  Her sweater and pleated skirt are both from H&M and are versatile enough to wear with other items too.  The sweater would look great with denim and you could pair a t-shirt and sneakers with the skirt for a fun casual look. Lindsay finished off her outfit with some sparkly earrings from Banana Republic Factory Store.  This look would be perfect a Christmas party or nice Christmas dinner.  Each of these pieces are priced at or below $40.

Pictured wth Colleen Odegaard, Host of Charlotte Today

I recently did a segment on Charlotte Today, a weekday TV show on NBC, about affordable holiday outfits and featured these looks.  Each piece is under $50 and perfect for your upcoming holiday functions.  You can view the TV segment by clicking HERE or watching the video below.


I hope this post provided some holiday outfit inspiration for you, as well as a reminder that you don't have to spend a fortune to look stylish.  All of these looks came from Concord Mills and you can visit their website HERE & check out their Instagram HERE.  Concord Mills is located just north of Charlotte in Concord on I-85 at Exit 49.

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A big thanks to Concord Mills for sponsoring this post.  All ideas, opinions and photographs are my own.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Amazon Gift Guide for Her


It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Hard to believe that December is here and Christmas will be here before we know it.  I have rounded up some gift ideas from Amazon to help you with shopping for the ladies in your life.  And the best part? Everything is priced under $60! Links to shop are below each item.



I love this BACK & NECK MASSAGER! You can put your hands through the straps to control the pressure and location of the massage.  It has heat too!  It even comes with a car charger so you can use it in your car when you travel.  Over 3,000 5 star reviews and I can see why!



I bought these cute SLIPPERS a few months ago and have literally worn them every day since.  They are so soft and I love that they have a non-slip sole.  The slippers are only $19 and come in several colors.  They run true to size, but if you are in between sizes, I recommend sizing up.  I have bought a few pairs of these as gifts this year!

We have these ECHO DOT smart speakers all over our house and love them.  My kids use them to play music and set alarms in the morning. We also use them to ask Alexa questions and read the news.  Amazon often has these on sale (well under $50) and they make a great gift for people of all ages.  


This BUCKET BAG comes in a bunch of colors and has great reviews!  It is often on sale for under $50 and would be a great gift option for any lady in your life.  I have my eye on the tan one.  

 

This LIGHTED MAKEUP MIRROR is on my wish list this year!  It is under $50, double sided, and can work with batteries or an AC adaptor.  A great option for any beauty lover in your life.  


 

These STAR SNEAKERS are a great option for anyone who likes Golden Goose sneakers but doesn't like the price tag!  These cute star sneakers come in several colors, have good reviews and are priced around $35.  Adding these to my wish list now!


I love my ROUND SUNGLASSES from Amazon.  They are only $12, nice quality and have great reviews.  A good stocking stuffer idea!


This COZY CARDIGAN has great reviews and is similar to the Barefoot Dreams cardigan for a third of the price. It comes in several colors and is priced around $35.  A great option for your mom, mother-in-law, sister or anyone really!


This CUFF BRACELET, LINK BRACELET & WATCH BAND are consistently some of my best sellers from Amazon. They are all great quality and look much more expensive than their under $20 price tags.  

Need a hostess gift?  Consider this fun MOSCOW MULE MUG SET ! It has lots of 5 star reviews, and is priced under $25.  

Here is another hostess gift idea for you.  This WINE CHILLER SET looks more expensive than it's $24 price and is a great option for the wine lover. 

I hope you found a few gift ideas in this post!  If you don't already get my blog posts delivered directly to your inbox, click HERE and enter your email address.   You will only receive an email when I have a new blog post and it is a great way to make sure you don't miss any of my posts!

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