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March 26, 2015

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Some days you want to put on an outfit that just makes you feel happy.  And what’s happier than big yellow blooms?  While this Milly ensemble as a whole is more appropriate for warmer weather (I wore it in Mexico last month) when split up the pieces make for a great transition into Spring.  Pair the skirt with a jean jacket like I did, or throw on the top with some black skinnies and heels.  And what you can’t see is that I’m wearing one of my favorite new undergarments, a black bodysuit from Spanx.  The bodysuit is the perfect piece to wear under a jacket or blazer, and because it’s Spanx it helps keep it all right and tight.  So here’s to a whole heap full of happy and transitioning into Spring.  Truly, MKR 

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary  |  Location, ADAC Atlanta

*Wearing:  Skirt, Milly (love the matching top & THIS striped top)  |  Bodysuit, Spanx  |  Jacket, Madewell (sold out similar HERE)  |  Shoes, DVF  |  Clutch, MCM (sold out, similar HERE)  |  Necklace, J.Crew (sold out, similar HERE)  |  Watch, Cartier  |  Ring, Julie Vos  |  Nail Polish, Smith & Cult  |  Sunnies, Marc Jacobs

Marant At Mashburn

March 21, 2015

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I know, I know, you don’t even have to say it; from head to toe what I’m wearing is a tad on the expensive side.  But here’s the thing; this look is 100% comprised of have-it-forever-wear-it-forever-classics.  And it’s those “forever” items that I believe are truly worth the splurge.

For example, this black peplum top and tailored black trousers.  Both classic, both can be dressed up or down, both are pieces that will be on constant closet rotation.  Then there’s a great pair of black heels.  Personally I always go for patent leather whenever possible because it’s practically indestructible.  And I always try to avoid a leather heel because the heel is the easiest to tear up and the first place to show age.  However, I did just hear about these; has anyone tried them yet?  Lastly, find a seamstress you trust.  Unless you’re buying couture, no size fits every shape so spending a little bit extra to get pants hemmed, sleeves shortened, and the occasional nip and tuck will always be worth it.

What is it that Miles Redd says, “buy the best and you will only cry once.”  What are those pieces that are worth the splurge for you?  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary  |  Location, Ann Mashburn

*Wearing:  Black Peplum Top, Isabel Marant  |  Pants, Ann Mashburn   |  Heels, Barneys New York  |  Necklace, Gunner & Lux c/o  |  Cuff, Hermes (less expensive version HERE) |  Watch, Cartier  |  Clutch, Lizzie Fortunato (I also love THIS one)  |  Lipstick, YSL  |  Nail Polish, Smith & Cult

Green & Gingham

March 17, 2015

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I won’t be caught today without my green — a bold kelly green that is — paired with my favorite gingham shirt. But for plans for the day, well let’s just say I’m very excited to be home in the A.  Cheers!  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary  |  Location, Star Provisions Atlanta

Wearing:  Jacket, J.Crew (old very similar HERE)  |  Gingham Shirt, J.Crew (old, similar HERE)  |  Jeans, Madewell (on SALE)  |  Necklace, Gunner & Lux c/o  |  Shoes, Miu Miu (old, I love THESE)  |  Sunnies, Ray-Ban  |  Bag, Goyard  |  Scarf, Zara  |  Nail Polish, Smith & Cult

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