Jack Rogers + Elizabeth McKay Trunk Show

Jack Rogers + Elizabeth McKaty Trunk Show

When Jack Rogers reached out last week to ask if I’d host an Elizabeth McKay trunk show at their Atlanta store I pulled out my sandals and jumped at the opportunity.  And while it’s no secret I (like everybody else) am a huge fan of Jack Rogers, Elizabeth McKay is a new to me brand.  A new to me brand that I am swooning over.  

With fun, bold prints to classic investment pieces Elizabeth McKay is all about bringing a youthful, luxury label that’s defined by the classics but with a twist of modern sensibility.  I can’t get enough of the swirling roses found on the Jules coat and obviously I had to snag the Rye dress (I mean it’s the RYE dress)!  And I’m sure I’ll be picking up another piece or two next week.  Which brings me to the actual event.  Drumroll please…

Atlanta Loves, I’m thrilled to invite you all to come shop the Elizabeth McKaty trunk show next Thursday at Jack Rogers Phipps Plaza from 2-8.  I’ll be there with bells on as will the designer herself Elizabeth McKay to chat and help you shop for yourself and everyone on your list this holiday season.  Plus you’ll receive a limited edition elephant key chain with every purchase and if you head on over to JR’s Facebook page we’re giving away a $250 gift card to each brand.  So who will I be taking Instagram selfies with next Thursday?  Truly, MKR 

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The Shaggiest Of Sweaters

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When I first spied this shaggy little sweater from Free People I knew I had to have it.  Part Snuffleupagus part Kate Moss and all me I love it paired with my Paige Denim black jeans, favorite hat, and little black booties all which I’m sure you’re tired of seeing on the Blog by now, but what can I say, I love what I love.  Truly, MKR

P.S.  How fun are these photos from the amazingly talented Luke Schneider, a Chicago photographer and new and fast friend of mine!?  If you’re in Chicago and in need of some great shots he is your guy.  Love him!

*Photography, Luke Schneider Photography

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…AS PICTURED…Faithful Shaggy Cardigan, Free People (also available in black)  ||  Silk Shell, J.Crew  ||  Jeans, Paige Denim via Bloomingdales c/o (last seen HERE and HERE) ||  Hat, Sole Society c/o  ||  Tallie Bootie, Sole Society c/o  ||  Sunnies, Ray Ban  ||  Camera Strap, FotoStrap  ||  Gold Rings, Gorjana & Griffin c/o  ||  Acorn Ring, Julie Vos (on MAJOR SALE!)  ||  Nailpolish, OPI  ||  Lipstick, Nars

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

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Recently I attended the launch event celebrating Tory Burch’s new watch line (which is fantastic BTW), and I found myself drawn to the most un-like me bedazzled piece of clothing ever.  It’s not that it wasn’t beautiful, it was, it was just so shiny and I don’t typically do shiny.  But after a glass or two of champagne, and the fact that the Tory Burch friends and family sale was happening (which always justifies unlikely purchases), I thought why not try it on?  And once I tried it on, I couldn’t seem to take it off.  I’ve had it dressed up with THIS skirt, and dressed down more times than I can count with the other piece of clothing on serious rotation, these black jeans.  In all it’s jeweled glory the Wendy Pullover is simply, shockingly versatile.  Ring a ding bling.  Truly, MKR

*Photography, Luke Schneider Photography  ||  Location, Soho House Chicago

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…AS PICTURED…Jacket, Three Floor (old, but I’m obsessed with THIS one)  ||  Top, Tory Burch Wendy Pullover  ||  Shirt, J.Crew (white version last seen HERE)  ||  Jeans, Paige Denim c/o  ||  Shoes, Alexander Wang (old, similar HERE)  ||  Sunnies, Warby Parker Rileys c/o  ||  Bag, Celine  ||  Gold Rings, Gorjana c/o  ||  Topaz Ring, Julie Vos (old, similar HERE)

A Signature Style

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Leaving corporate America behind for full time creative entrepreneurship has meant complete freedom when it comes to my daily wardrobe.  So this year it’s been a goal of mine to hone in and define my signature style.  Throwing out what I had to wear for years and what I may like, but isn’t necessarily “me” and staying true to what I feel most comfortable in.  For now that tends to be a more tomboy-esq look, a lot of navys and blacks, slightly ripped denim, long layers, plenty of hats, and a bright pink lip.  And I’m sure like most things in life my signature style will just keep evolving but I must say, there’s something very freeing in letting go of past pieces (no matter how much they cost) that don’t represent who I am, where I’m going, and what I thought I needed to be.  I’d love to know, do you consider yourself to have a signature style?  truly, MKR

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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…AS PICTURED…Top, Eileen Fisher c/o (runs large, order size down)  ||  Endless Boyfriend Shirt, J.Crew  ||  Jeans, Paige Denim via Bloomingdales c/o (I cannot stop wearing these!)  ||  Scarf, J.Crew  ||  Hat, Sole Society c/o  ||  Booties, Sole Society c/o  ||  Bag, Zac Zac Posen Eartha Flap Bag c/o  ||  Sunnies, Chanel  ||  Acorn Ring, Julie Vos  ||  Gold Rings, Gorjana & Griffin c/o  ||  Watch, Cartier  ||  White Bracelets, Gold & Gray c/o  ||  Fuel Band, Nike

 

New York State Of Mind

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Sweater, Ann Mashburn (similar HERE)  ||  Dress, Derek Lam via Shopbop sold out (similar skirts HERE on major sale & I love this vegan navy leather)  ||  Boots, Sole Society Chelsa Boots c/o  ||  Necklace, Sole Society c/o  ||  Pearl Bracelet, Sole Society c/o  ||  Watch, Daniel Wellington St. Andrews  ||  Ring, Saint Laurent Arty Ring (old, similar HERE)  ||  Earrings, BaubleBar Pearl 360  ||  Sunnies, Sole Society Jilly c/o  ||  Bag, Celine (less expensive version HERE)

*Photography, Bekka Palmer

P.S.  Big thanks to the J.W. Marriott Essex House New York for the most wonderful stay!

The Perfect LBD

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I adore a good LBD (little black dress).  I really, really adore a good LBD that can be worn both day or night, with or without tights (which makes it transcend seasons), and if it has pockets…that my Loves is the LBD holy grail.  truly, MKR

*Dress, Jill Stuart (short sleeve version HERE)  ||  Shoes, Sole Society c/o  ||  Earrings, J.Crew on MAJOR SALE  ||  Purse, MCM (sold out but similar HERE & HERE)  ||  Ring, Stella & Dot c/o  ||  Sunnies, Sole Society c/o  ||  Lips, Nars  ||  Nails, OPI Magala Wine

**Photography, Bekka Palmer

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The September Issue, Occasions Weddings

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With “The September Issue” of Occasions Magazine about to hit shelves everywhere I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into the cover and editorial I styled of what may be Occasion’s best issue yet.  Full of wedding inspiration from cakes to colors, advice for the bride to be, and an entire section completely devoted to working with your wedding day vendors it’s an issue not to be missed.  So check out the digital version here and order a copy of the big, beautiful print magazine right here.  Big thanks to the entire creative team from my editorial shoot and lastly, TGIF Loves!  truly, MKR

*Concept & Styling: Waiting On Martha    ||  Photography: Rustic White   ||  Florals, Lindsay Coletta Designs  ||  Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman   ||  Rentals: Crush Event Rentals   ||  Location: Ambient Plus Studios   ||  Gown 1, Sarah Seven   ||  Gown 2, Kellys Closet  ||  Gown 3, The Sentimentalist  ||  Gold & Pearl Belt, The Sentimentalist  ||  Gold Floral Hairpiece, The Sentimentalist  ||  Bangles & Earrings, Bloomingdales  ||  Blazer, Helmut Lang   ||  Forest Wallpaper, Simple Shapes   ||  Candlesticks, Pottery Barn

Leaving On A Jet Plane

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If you’ve been following along on Instagram then you know I’m currently in the middle of a lot of cross county travel (ATL-SFO-JFK-ATL-ORD-ATL) and the most important thing for me when I travel is comfort.  And I’m not talking wear my pajamas to the airport kind of comfort.  For me it’s all about layers because I’m always cold, my go-to pants, flats that can take me from the airport straight to dinner, and a great carry on.  Other than that just give me wifi and a glass of wine and I’m ready to fly the friendly skies.  truly, MKR 

P.S.  I’ll be taking over Sole Society’s Instagram beginning tomorrow sharing all of my NYC adventures and taking a few Sole Society favorites with me so make sure you’re following along.

*Zip Sweatshirt, J.Crew on sale! (I purchased it in every color & got it monogramed of course…it’s a great fall layering piece)  ||  Gingham Shirt, J. Crew  ||  Pants, J. Crew (I’ve worn these for years, dressier than leggings and more comfortable than jeans)  ||  Shoes, Sole Society Harla c/o  ||  Duffle, Sole Society Lacie c/o (I also love the brown color and this indigo colored tote)  ||  Purse, Celine Fold Over Bag  ||  Sunnies, Sole Society Jilly c/o  ||  Initial Necklace, Moon & Lola c/o  ||  Necklace, Gorjana & Griffin Fancy Horn c/o  ||  Earrings, Sole Society c/o  ||  Double Stone Ring, Sole Society c/o  ||  Ring, Gorjana Griffin Mesa c/o  ||  Midi Ring, Gorjana Griffin Marina c/o  ||  Watch, Daniel Wellington  ||   Phone Case, Minnie & Emma c/o

**Photography, Chelsey Heidorn  

Fall Additions

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*Dress, Tory Burch Cora Dress (worth the splurge wear it with tights, boots, heels, with anything)  ||  Boots, Tory Burch, Simone over the knee boot (may be the best boot I’ve ever bought, thinking about getting them in black as well)  ||  Hat, Sole Society wool Panama hat c/o (get both colors, great hat great price)  ||  Bag, Sole Society Marlow c/o (looks so much more expensive than it is, love this bag and color!)  ||  Sunnies, Sole Society Cami c/o  ||  Watch, Daniel Wellington, classic St. Andrews watch  ||  Ring, Oscar de la Renta (sold out)  ||  Lipstick, YSL  ||  Nail Polish, OPI 

**Photography, Chelsey Heidorn

The Sweetest Thing

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I spoke briefly yesterday about my personal style.  Part girly, part tomboy.  And this outfit is the perfect example of that combo.  The sweetness of the kate spade top (literally as the top is covered in candies) combined with the hardness of black coated zipped jeans is just enough girly and just enough tomboy to make me completely happy.  truly, MKR

*Top, kate spade new york (old, but I love THIS or THIS one)  ||  Jeans, Madewell  ||  Shoes, kate spade new york (old, but I love THESE and THESE)  ||  Bag, Givenchy (old, similar HERE and I love THIS and THIS less expensive version)  ||  Phone Case, Minnie & Emma c/o  ||  Sunnies, Marc Jacobs  ||  Necklace, Moon & Lola c/o  ||  Earrings, Baublebar  ||  Nail Polish, OPI  ||  Lipstick, NARS 

P.S.  Fellow bloggers my amazing photographer Chelsey has created “blogger specific” packages so if you’re in the market make sure to check out her site!

**Photography, Chelsey Heirdorn  ||  Location, Cafe Intermezzo Dunwoody