Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Amazon Best Buys - September 2019


Happy September Friends!  It still feels like summer here in the South, but I'm hoping we get some fall weather soon.  I am already thinking fall when it comes to fashion and am excited to share my Amazon Best Buys for this month with you all.  I found some great affordable pieces to wear as we head into fall and have linked everything under each photo.


It is no secret I love animal print, so when I saw this OVERSIZED SWEATER I knew I had to have it.  I love the pink for something different, but it also comes in more traditional colors as well.  It runs big (I am wearing a small), so I suggest sizing down.


This BLACK TUNIC is such a great closet staple. It is a really soft material and is so comfy.  This can be worn by itself and I plan to layer it under jackets and cardigans as it gets cooler.  I love that it is long enough to wear with leggings too!  If you are in between sizes, I suggest sizing down.  I am wearing a small.


I shared this LEOPARD CARDIGAN last year, but wanted to share it again since it is still available.  This was one of the top sellers for Smart Southern Style readers last year and I can see why.  The sweater comes in lots of colors, is good quality and is priced under $30.  The cardigan runs true to size and I am wearing a small.


I love anything with color, so when I saw this TURTLENECK SWEATER I couldn't wait to try it.  I love the bright colors and oversized fit.  This sweater is not super soft (although it isn't scratchy), so I will most likely wear a cami underneath.  It runs true to size to slightly big.


This BELL SLEEVE DRESS is great to wear during this transitional time of year, as it has flowy sleeves and is made of a thin cotton material.  You can wear it with sandals when it is warm and boots as it cools off.  The neckline laces at the base of the "v", so I recommend wearing a cami or bralette underneath unless you don't mind showing some cleavage!  The dress runs large (I am wearing a small), so I recommend sizing down.


This  STAR SWEATER looks a lot more expensive than it's $29 price!  It comes in 3 color options and I think the balloon sleeves are a fun touch.  If in between sizes, I suggest sizing down.  I am wearing a medium but could have worn a small.  This sweater is not available on "Prime",, so shipping is free but it will take a week or two to arrive.  


I love a good graphic tee and this JUST PEACHY TEE is so cute and soft!  You can layer this under a denim jacket or a cardigan as it gets cooler.  The tee runs true to size and I am wearing a medium.


The colors in this GREEN MAXI DRESS are perfect for fall!  Wear it with sandals when it is warm and booties as it cools off.  It runs true to size and I am wearing a medium.


Cardigans are my go-to in the fall and this COLOR BLOCKED CARDIGAN will be in heavy rotation.  It is so soft, is really good quality and super affordable at just over $30.  It runs true to size and I am wearing a small.  The BUTTON CAMI I am wearing under the cardigan is also an Amazon find and is only $16!  It comes in a bunch of colors, has adjustable straps and runs true to size.


A bunch of you all snagged this EMBROIDERED TOP when I shared it on my Instagram last month.  It is such a pretty color and I love all the embroidery detail.  It comes in a bunch color options and runs true to size.


I love this pretty KIMONO, as it is great to throw on over a t-shirt and look pulled together.  This one is only $15 and comes in several patterns.  (Mine is the color "coffee".)  It is one size fits most.

I don't have a photo wearing them, but also wanted to let you know about these SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRTS.  They come in a pack of two for only $16 and are such good quality.  They run true to size (I wear a medium, which is my usual size for t-shirts) and come in tons of color options.

I hope you found some items you like from my latest Amazon round up.  If you did, please tag me in your photos on social media as I would love to see you!  If you want to check out some of my other recent Amazon finds, you can read those blog posts HERE & HERE.  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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$500 Nordstrom Giveaway
Time to treat yourself to some pre-Fall shopping at Nordstrom! I've teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky winner a chance to win a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card!
To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning! This giveaway runs until Tuesday, September 17th at 12am PST

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck! 

*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Making the most out of your wardrobe


If you have been reading Smart Southern Style for a while, you know that I am all about maximizing the items that are already in your closet.  I love finding multiple ways to style one piece of clothing for completely different looks.  You all have been asking for more posts like this, so I thought I would share a few examples of how I am doing this with items in my own closet.  I took 3 pieces from the new GIBSON X CITY SAFARI COLLECTION at Nordstrom and am sharing 2 different ways to wear each of them.  Each item I am sharing runs true to size.


First up is this pretty RED PLEATED DRESS.  The dress has small pleats down the entire length and it has a flattering cut with a nice swing shape.  The shoulder straps are adjustable so you can make the neckline as high or low as you would like. I wear my go to STRAPLESS BRA with this dress.   I added some animal print accents with these LEOPARD SANDALS (SIMILAR) & this LEOPARD CLUTCH (SIMILAR).  If animal print isn't for you, a pair of NUDE SANDALS would also look great.  This is a great party dress and would perfect at the holidays too!


For an edgier look with the RED PLEATED DRESS, I swapped out the sandals for these SNAKESKIN BOOTIES.  I added my go-to MOTO JACKET & a fun BLACK BAG (SIMILAR) and think this look is perfect for a date night.  

A third way you could style this dress is by layering a graphic tee over it and tying the hem of the t-shirt in a knot. This would give you a more casual look with the dress looking like a skirt, as the bodice would be covered by the t-shirt.  I ordered this LEVIS TEE to wear over my dress, but it did not arrive before I published this post.  I will be sure to share that look on my INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK once the t-shirt arrives.  I plan to wear this outfit with some cute sneakers.  You can find some affordable sneaker options HERE & HERE.


The next piece that I have worn different ways is this HALTER TOP.  Isn't the print pretty? It also comes in 2 other prints and I love them all.  I think the neck line on this top is so flattering and this is a great piece to have in your closet.  I wear my go to STRAPLESS BRA with this top.  The first way I styled this top is very casual with these JEANS & SNEAKERS.  If it is cooler where you are, you could also throw a blazer on over it like THIS ONE.


This HALTER TOP could easily be dressed up too.  Here I am wearing it with a BLACK MIDI SKIRT and if you prefer a shorter skirt, I love this BLACK PENCIL SKIRT.  I paired this outfit with some BLACK SANDALS (similar to mine) & it would also look cute with BLACK BOOTIES.


The last item I styled multiple ways is this versatile PRINTED DRESS.  You all went crazy when I shared this dress on my Instagram, and I can see why!  I love the ruched neckline and it ties around the waist for a flattering look.  There are so many ways to style a dress like this, and when the temps are warmer, I pair it with some WEDGE SANDALS




Here is a dressier look that would be great for the office.  I layered the dress with a BLACK BLAZER & added some BLACK BOOTIES (SIMILAR).  


This dress comes in several prints and I love it so much I also got it in the same animal print as my halter top above.  This is a more casual look that will work well when it is cooler out.  I added a DENIM JACKET & some TAUPE BOOTIES.   

I hope this post gave you some ideas on how to style items in your closet multiple ways.  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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$500 Nordstrom Giveaway
Time to treat yourself to some pre-Fall shopping at Nordstrom! I've teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky winner a chance to win a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card!
To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning! This giveaway runs until Tuesday, September 17th at 12am PST

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck! 

*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

 

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