This winter I’ve had a few pieces, brands, and trends on major repeat. The first has to be my blush-colored coat, first debuted in my Charleston Culinary Tour post, which I basically haven’t taken off during these chilly months. Second, I’ve been on a serious J. Crew kick these days – they’ve just been killin’ it and I’ll be the first to admit it. Like I’ve said before, I usually try to mix classic, preppier staples with more eclectic pieces, but recently I’ve noticed that I’ve donned some looks that are almost head-to-toe J. Crew. Hey, as long as they don’t look too “soccer mom,” I’m cool with it. Lastly would be layering – can’t stop won’t stop layering, y’all. My chambray shirt has been integral in my layered looks and I’ve probably worn it in half my outfits this winter. Gotta do what you gotta do to stay warm/trendy.
I decided to pull out this look for the Scarlet Wedding Tour (more on that in a sec), where some of the best and the brightest wedding professionals, bloggers, and Charleston rockstars would be in attendance. In other words, I couldn’t really go in my “can you not” tee and boyfriend jeans (aka my daily uniform). Instead, I opted for a leopard dress layered overtop of my trusty chambray shirt, my powdery pink coat, and black lace-up heels to totally offset any previously mentioned soccer mom vibe. As for accessories, I chose a simple black envelope clutch, a pretty statement necklace, gold bracelets, and my favorite rings. To really play up the luxe feel of the outfit, I went with a rose gold mani and shiny nude lips. What do you think?
A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite event planning businesses, Scarlet Plan & Design, hosted the Scarlet Wedding Tour. On this tour, engaged couples were escorted through The Holy City aboard limos and trolleys to visit The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Boone Hall Plantation, The Historic Rice Mill, and Upstairs at Midtown. Each venue was fully set up by Charleston’s finest wedding industry mavens to give couples an idea for how it would look and feel for their own wedding days. For a full recap of the tour, go to the Scarlet Plan & Design blog! Check out some highlights from the after party below.
Dress: J. Crew | Chambray Shirt: J. Crew | Coat: Forever 21 | Shoes: Shoemint | Clutch: Forever 21 | Necklace: J. Crew | Bracelets: J. Crew Factory | Arrow Ring c/o Lilli & Tori | Nails: Essie (Penny Talk)