Caped

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*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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AS SHOWN…Cape, Topshop  |  Sweater, Calypso St. Barth c/o  |  Jeans, Paige Denim c/o  |  Purse, Zac Zac Posen (sold out similar HERE)  |  Boots, Sigerson Morrison (on MAJOR sale)  |  Hat, Sole Society c/o  |  Sunnies, Ray Ban 

All Day Every Day

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In leaving corporate America behind one unexpected perk was I also got to leave behind the 9-5 business casual workwear and really create my own daily uniform.  For me that uniform has surprisingly become menswear.  From boyfriend jeans, to oxfords, button downs, and oversized top coats there’s nothing I love or feel more comfortable in than menswear.  Don’t get me wrong, I still adore, and own, plenty of great dresses and skirts, but if you were to catch me out and about on a daily basis in Atlanta then you’d more than likely find me in this exact tomboy-esqe outfit. I guess you could say boyfriend jeans are to me what yoga pants are to most…the most comfortable, second skin ever.  So what is your every day uniform?  Truly, MKR

Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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…AS SHOWN…Jacket, J.Crew  |  Sweater, ALC  |  Jeans, J.Crew (on MAJOR sale)  |  Shoes, Coach (old, similar HERE and HERE)  |  Bag, Alexander Wang  |  Lip Ring, DVF c/o  |  Necklace, Gorjana c/o  |  Hat, Sole Society c/o  |  Sunnies, Ray Ban

The Beauty Of A Girl Gang

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There’s nothing like good coffee (or wine I don’t discriminate) and great girl talk.  Recently I found myself spending some time at Buckhead’s newest coffee shop, Corso Coffee, and in a two hour long conversation with a good friend and creative cohort of mine.  We chatted about work, husbands, family, travel, work, and even more work.  I stress the work part because as a creative entrepreneur I think there are few things as important as having someone, or even better yet a core group of someones, who understand you and what you’re working towards on a daily basis.  In fact last time I was in NYC my boss lady friend Roxy told me they have an entire group of women entrepreneurs who gather once a month to drink wine, chat and simply support each other, (which by the way Roxy I’m stealing your idea and forming my own creative girl gang).  The life of an entrepreneur is not an easy one and having people who understand it all is an absolute must.  And I’d even be so bold to say that it will play a very big part in if you succeed or fail.  So tell me do you have a go-to person or persons you can always confide in?  Truly, MKR 

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary  |  Location, Corso Coffee Buckhead

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…AS PICTURED…Jacket, J.Crew (on major sale)  |  Jeans, Paige c/o  |  Tee, Piperlime  |  Shoes, Balenciaga (so light and comfortable, worth the splurge)  |  Panama Hat, J.Crew  |  Sunnies, Ray Ban  |  Bag, Celine (similar, less expensive version HERE)  |  Luggage,Nordstrom  |  Luggage Tag, Waiting On Martha  |  Tassel Necklaces, similar HERE  |  Cuff,Hermes (less expensive version HERE)  |  Ring, Julie Vos

 

Midnight Kiss Part II

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With Part I of our Midnight Kiss shoot being all about the traditional sentiment of marriage Part II is obviously all about what comes after the “I do’s”…the party.  And with this being our last shoot of the season, and the first published editorial of the New Year what better way to ring it all in than with a sparkly-dancing on tables-confetti flying kind of party.  Truly, MKR

Venue: Ambient Plus Studio | Planning & Concept: Mandy Kellogg Rye | Florals: Lindsay Coletta Designs | Photography: Rustic White | Videography: Munn Brothers | Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman | Rentals:CRUSH Event Rentals | Cake: Eileen Carter Creations | Dress: “Jocasta” by Jenny Packham from Kelly’s Closet | Accessories: Bloomingdale’s | Shoes: Michael Kors | Tuxedo: The Modern Gent | Tie: YSL | Models: AMAX Talent

Midnight Kiss Part I

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Because it’s always best to start the week with a massive does of pretty, I’m thrilled to finally share some of the images from Part I of our Midnight Kiss editorial for The Celebration Society Weddings’ January issue.  Happy Monday Loves!  Truly, MKR

Published in the Winter 2015 Issue of The Celebration Society Weddings.

Venue: Ambient Plus Studio | Planning & Concept: Mandy Kellogg Rye | Florals: Lindsay Coletta Designs | Photography: Rustic White | Videography: Munn Brothers | Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman | Dresses: “The Veranda” by Lela Rose from Kelly’s Closet | Accessories: Bloomingdale’s | Tuxedo: The Modern Gent | Tie: YSL | Models: AMAX Talent

And Away We Go…

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By the time most of you get around to reading this I’ll be at 30,000 feet on our way to Mexico to celebrate two of our closest friends saying “I do.”  But before I officially check out for the weekend I thought I’d share a few of my go-to tips when traveling.  TGIF and hope your weekend is full of as many margaritas as mine will be.  Truly, MKR

No. One.  Pile on the light layers.  When traveling between cold and warm temperatures I always like to layer up, but as lightly as possible.  This jacket is the perfect example, it’s warm enough but light and foldable so when we arrive in sunny Mexico I can roll it up and throw it in my carry on.  Also I always have a scarf in my purse because I tend to run on the cold side and I won’t go near those airplane blankets.

No. Two.  Wear your heaviest shoes.  If you’re an over-packer like me you need to save as much room, and bag weight, as possible which means I always wear my heaviest and/or largest shoes.  In the winter you’ll usually see me at the airport in my over the knee boots, for warmer temps these espadrilles as most everything else packed is sandals and flats.

No. Three.  Hats on.  Until I take the plunge and purchase the LV hat box I’ve been lusting after I always wear my hat and carefully carry the others in my purse to protect them from losing their shape or being damaged.  

No. Four.  Keep all in plane essentials in reaching distance.  Nothing is worse than waiting for someone to dig out their laptop in the security line or find their magazines in the bottom of your bag while others wait in the aisle.  So I always carry my headphones and Kindle in my purse, laptop and magazines in the outside pocket of my carry on.

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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…AS PICTURED…Jacket, J.Crew (on major sale)  |  Jeans, Paige c/o  |  Tee, Piperlime  |  Shoes, Balenciaga (so light and comfortable, worth the splurge)  |  Panama Hat, J.Crew  |  Sunnies, Ray Ban  |  Bag, Celine (similar, less expensive version HERE)  |  Luggage, Nordstrom  |  Luggage Tag, Waiting On Martha  |  Tassel Necklaces, similar HERE  |  Cuff, Hermes (less expensive version HERE)  |  Ring, Julie Vos

 

Feathered

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On a recent antiques excursion I decided to pair my favorite (I wear-it-weekly) gingham shirt with an Anthropologie sale score feathered tank to add just a bit of fancy.  Of course the silk and feathered tank would look fabulous dressed up with a skirt and heels, but I think I may prefer it in this everyday unexpected way don’t you?  Truly, MKR  

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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…AS SHOWN…Jacket, All Saints  |  Gingham Shirt, J.Crew  |  Feathered Tank, Anthropologie (on sale now)  |  Jeans, Paige c/o  |  Bag, Givenchy (old, similar HERE)  |  Booties, Sigerson Morrison (on major sale & also in grey)  |  Sunnies, Warby Parker c/o  |  Cuff, Hermes (previously owned version HERE, less expensive version HERE)

The LBD

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Sometimes all you need is a great LBD.  No need to dress it up with loads of sparkle or fancy-schmancy shoes, just a a classic LBD and maybe, just maybe a smokey eye and dutch Heidi braid.  Happy Hump Day Loves.  Truly, MKR

P.S.  We’ll be showing you how to perfect the smokey eye and create this dutch braid next week so stay tuned.

As Pictured…Dress, Anthropologie  |  Shoes, Celine (similar HERE)  |  Nail Polish, Julep Maven  |  Clutch, Celine

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary  |  Hair & Makeup, Jennifer C. Nieman

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

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Happy 2015 Loves…Sweater, Madewell  ||  Shirt, J.Crew  ||  Jeans, Gap c/o (old similar HERE)  ||  Boots, Hunter  ||  Thermos Bag, Waiting On Martha  ||  Hat, Target (old similar HERE)  ||  Sunnies, Warby Parker c/o  ||  Blanket, Madewell  ||  Dog Leash, Waiting On Martha  ||  Watch, Daniel Wellington

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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All That Wander Are Not Lost

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…AS PICTURED…Denim Shirt, J.Crew  ||  Jeans, Paige Denim c/o Bloomingdales  ||  Hat, Sole Society c/o  ||  Scarf, J.Crew (on MAJOR sale)  ||  Bag, Zac Zac Posen  ||  Shoes, Res Ipsa  ||  Necklace, Gunner & Lux  ||  Sunnies, Warby Parker c/o  ||  Ring, Julie Vos  ||  Watch, Daniel Wellington  ||  Phone Case, Minnie & Emma c/o

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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