Saturday, June 30, 2018

Summer Vacation Looks with the Charlotte Today Show


Hi everyone!  I had the pleasure of going on the Charlotte Today show last week to talk about summer fashion.  Charlotte Today is on every weekday here in Charlotte and they asked me to participate in a segment about affordable vacation looks.  I've really enjoyed being a contributor for the show a few times in the past (you can see my last segment in this blog post), so I was thrilled when I was invited back.

On the set of Charlotte Today
Pictured left to right:  Me, Kelly, Andrea, Rachel, Hollyanne

I recruited 4 friends to be models for the segment including two blogger babes here in Charlotte, Rachel Brown from Queen City Chic and Andrea Besson from Dre Dream.  I have linked their Instagrams so you can go check them out!   I partnered with a local boutique, Julie's Boutique, to provide clothes for me and the models.  They have a great selection of clothing that is perfect for your next vacation, and every item is affordable, which of course I love!

Pictured with Larry Sprinkle, Charlotte's best meteorologist!

First, I wanted to share some details about my outfit.  I just love this cold shoulder red dress with ruffle sleeves.  I think the high neckline is flattering and this dress is so versatile!  It is called the "Laura Cold Shoulder Dress" (named after yours truly!) and you can find it here.    I chose some turquoise earrings and bracelets for some more color and I finished off the look with some nude sandals that go with everything and are only $29!  You can find the exact sandals here.  Sizes are limited, so I linked a similar affordable pair here.  You could also opt for a more casual look by pairing this dress with some flat sandals.

In the courtyard outside the NBC36 studio

We featured several vacation looks in various styles and as you can see, bright colors and floral prints are very popular right now.  There is an over 20 year age difference between the youngest and oldest lady here, yet we all found something that fit our style at one store!  I firmly believe that you can find something just about anywhere that works with your body type and style.  

The exact clothes and accessories that the models are wearing can be found at Julie's Boutique in Charlotte, NC.  The items that are available on their website are linked below.  I have scoured the internet and found similar options for the rest of the items that are also linked.

Pictured from left to right:

Kelly - exact sandals \\ green & white dress options here & here \\ similar earrings
Andrea - exact nude sandals \\ similar nude sandals \\ navy jumpsuit options here & here \\ similar earrings
Laura - exact red dress \\ exact nude sandals \\ similar nude sandals \\ similar turquoise earrings 
Hollyanne - high low dress \\ similar sandals \\ similar earrings
Rachel - similar floral dress \\ similar sandals \\ similar earrings

You can view the TV segment by clicking on the video posted below.


I hope you found some fashion inspiration from your next summer vacation by watching the segment.  Thanks as always for reading Smart Southern Style!

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