When Jack Rogers reached out last week to ask if I’d host an Elizabeth McKaytrunk 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 McKayis 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 Plazafrom 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 pagewe’re giving away a $250 gift cardto each brand. So who will I be taking Instagram selfies with next Thursday? Truly, MKR
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!
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
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
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
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
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 Instagrambeginning tomorrow sharing all of my NYC adventures and taking a few Sole Society favorites with me so make sure you’re following along.
*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
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