The Classics In Greenville

Suiting up in what works for a full day of exploring
Filed Under > #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Jacket, Dress (sold out similar HERE HERE, and HERE), Shoes (similar), Bag, Phone Charging Bag Pouf, Phone Case, Earrings, Sunnies, Rings

If I’ve learned anything about fashion in my 37 years it’s that understanding what works for you is really the key to feeling and looking good. I’m not necessarily talking about honing a “signature style,” but more so about knowing what you love to wear that looks good, and reinventing that on the daily to work with your lifestyle.

My most purchased item is hands down a button down shirt.  A great button down, usually striped, is basically my every day uniform.  It’s a classic, that I can dress up or down to my liking, and feel completely comfortable in.  So when I see a button down in dress form I always snag it.  I got this one during Tory’s end of season sale, but I’ve linked a few similar versions above.

Paired with two of my other staples; a great leather jacket and oxfords, this outfit proved perfect while out and about in Greenville recently.

I’ve had these Loeffler and Randall platform oxfords for 2+ years now.  They are literally the most comfortable shoes ever, and I love the little extra height they give me.  Sadly, they are no longer making this particular style, however numerous other brands and versions have popped up as of late.  Personally, I’m considering these ones.

And a leather jacket.  Well I don’t think I need to even explain why a great leather jacket should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe.  Especially with all of the new amazing color choices.  I’ve got my eye on this exact one, but in a khaki color. And a high quality leather jacket will just kept better with time.  My All Saints moto is going on it’s 8th year! 

I’d love to know what you consider to be your closet staples? Truly, MKR


Photography, Kathryn Mcrary

Signs of Spring?

Transitioning seasons with the perfect green, striped dress
Filed Under > #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Dress | Heels | Bag | Ring | Ring | Earrings | Sunnies | Lipstick

Is the weather this time of year crazy or what? One day it’s spring, the next it’s snowing. Which means trying to predict how to dress is nearly impossible. But I’ve learned over the years the key to dressing through these few months is to have pieces that with a few easy switches of accessories can go whatever way the weather blows. Literally.

Take this green striped dress for instance.  I originally purchased this for my trip down to Sea Island this month. Knowing the weather would be unpredictable I felt this was the perfect option for either a warmer or cooler evening out.

Dressed with neutral heels like so, and a fabulous coat if temps dip, I can easily wear this through these last few weeks of winter. But because of it’s light, breezy material and bright vibrant color I can easily wear this well into those warmer months.

In fact I have this packed for my trip to the Bahamas this week were I plan to pair it with these bright yellow earrings and my favorite studded sandals and bucket bag.

And did I mention how comfortable this dress is?! Just watch out for the slit, it’s a little high and if the wind hits you just right you may be flashing more than you had planned.  Happy weekend Friends! Truly, MKR



Photography, Kathryn McCrary

Day to Night Denim

The Perfect jeans to carry me throughout my day
Filed Under > #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

I’m an absolute lover of denim.  Recently though, I noticed I tend to only wear two types of denim. Denim that is comfortable, and functional enough to get me through my day…read boyfriend jeans.  And denim that is more on the formal, and on the tighter side, for a night out on the town.  The problem is my hectic schedule doesn’t always allow me to run home and change. So this past week I set out to add a few new jeans to my wardrobe that would carry me easily from day to night.

I of course gravitated towards a brand I’ve been wearing for over a decade now; 7 for all mankind.  I find their jeans always fit me just right, and last forever.  Plus they have the largest variety of styles, and for this particular shopping trip finding a new style outside my comfort zone was key.

I tried on numerous shapes, sizes and styles, but ultimately went with the Ali cropped jeans with a frayed raw edge. I knew if I wanted this jean to truly take me from am to pm I’d have to go with a crop that way I wouldn’t need to worry about the height of heel I would have to wear.

I also chose a lighter shade of denim thinking how this light color would look great with my favorite sneakers, as well as dressed up with my favorite heels.  Plus with spring right around the corner I liked the lighter, not so serious feeling it gave me.  

And the raw edge.  Well that’s just a little bit of flare and my favorite part.  When initially seeing such a dramatic frayed edge as this you might not think it wouldn’t pair well with a more formal look, but it’s that unexpected touch that I feel makes it perfect for a more dressed up look. I mean how fun is all the fraying paired with my favorite ruffled pink mules?!

Lastly, the Ali is super comfortable.  The denim is worn in and soft to the touch, plus they’re a high rise fit which is all I’m wearing right now.  So over the low rise, all about the high rise.

All in all, I’m thrilled with the outcome and haven’t taken these babies off in at least a week!  Truly, MKR




Photography, Kathryn McCrary | This post is sponsored by 7 for all mankind.  A brand I love and adore.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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