May Must Haves

may must haves
For me, it’s summertime, not springtime but summertime and I’m kicking it off with neons and prints. I’m in love with these bright prints BUT, I also having been drooling over black tulle skirts for sometime now and I have yet to bite the bullet and make my purchase on one. I have also finally found a pair of rockstud sandals that don’t cost $600+ and ones that still look like they are pretty legit. Also, if you haven’t heard of Anna Beck yet, you are now welcome! She makes ADORABLE bracelets, rings, necklaces, and more that are PERFECT for summertime and reasonably priced!
What are you loving this month?
xx,
ss

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

mothers day
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I know my family has plans to go to brunch and sit outside and watch the boats go in and out of the inlet! My Mom has been my best friend for 21 years, my twin, and the one who is always there when I need her, so she deserves the best (every Mother does). I live in a town where citrus, real estate and the beach are a big part of our lives. So, when I saw some of these citrus inspired items I knew they would be perfect for Mother’s Day, especially in my family!
There are only have a few days left to shop so try something that you usually don’t do. Surprise her for once, instead of giving her the basic mani/pedi and massage combo, which my brother and I are guilty of doing.
and remember, Mother’s Day is ALL about HER!
xx,
ss
I love you, Mom!

Dashing To The Derby…Hello Kentucky!

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dress 1: hat// dress// purse// lipstick// heels//
dress 2: hat// dress// clutch// lipgloss// heels//
dress 3: hat// dress// clutch// lipgloss// wedges//
Going to the Kentucky Derby is a dream of mine but it somehow always happens to fall on the weekend after exams are over, when I have to pack up and head home. So I’m hoping once I graduate I’ll get to finally attend. I mean I mainly want to go to stare at the pretty horses because, well…we all know my obsession with them!
Whether you’re headed to the Derby or to a friend’s house to watch, making sure you look your absolute best for this event is key! The Derby is all about being chic, elegant and of course, classy. You want to stand out at the Derby but not to the point where it could be obnoxious. The three outfits I dressed up go from chic and stylish to sophisticated and elegant to classic and casual!  Also, don’t forget that if you are wearing opened toed shoes you need a fresh pedicure, especially now that it’s almost summer and a manicure!
What’s your favorite look and how do you prepare for the derby?
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xx,
ss
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On Wednesdays WE Wear HOT Pink!

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Bailey – | Pants: Shoefly | top | Bracelets: cwonder, kate spade, leslie whitfield, chain| Watch: michael kors | Earrings: blue stones |  Bag: rebecca minkoff mini m.a.c.  | Shoes: otbt brookfield slide sandal |Lips: candy yum yum| Sunglasses: ray-ban |

Chandler – | Top: jcrew factory, similar| Jeans: Joe’s Jeans, similar | Wedges: shoe mint, similar 1, similar 2 | | Earrings: tiffany & co | Bracelet: c. wonder, david yurman, nantucket |Clutch: gigi new york | Lips: candy yum yum| sunglasses: ray-ban | Nails: essie blanc |

Meet my roommate, bestie, and sorority sister, Bailey! I thought it would be fun to sneak her in on one of my shoots with our other sorority sister/ photographer Charlotte Fleishel! We both have a thing for the color pink and arm candy!  When I saw those awesome pair of pants hanging in her closet I knew I had to share them with y’all and I wanted to show off her fashionista style too! We are so happy springtime is finally here! Enjoy!

What color are you loving this spring?

xx,

ss

mint + cork

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Lately, I have been seeing a lot of cork and Kate Spade New York’s Cork Keds are beyond adorable. I’ve decided that I need a pair for myself, but I was curious if they are a true fit or not! Mint was a big hit last year for spring and it is making a come back again this spring. I can’t get enough of Essie’s Mint Candy Apple it’s a great transition color from winter to spring!  These are just a few of my favorite mint + cork goodies!
xx,
ss

What’s in my suitcase for NYC?

I Love New York
I am so excited to go to New York City next weekend for the ENK International Coterie Fashion Market. I am going for a boutique back at home (Vero Beach, FL) called Sassy Boutique! Sassy has been around since as long as I have and it is hands down my favorite store at home, not to mention the owner Deana Marchant, is like my second mother! I get everything I need from there whether it’s a formal dress, jeans, or shoes. Sassy has it! I am also so excited to see my Mom, Deana, and my friend Grace! It has been over a month since I last saw them and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This Alabama girl is headed north, but bringing the south with her! Be on the lookout for my post while I’m in the Big Apple! Also, follow my Instagram shotgunsandseashells to get the most recent updates of our trip!
xx,
SS
p.s- follow Sassy Boutique on Instagram and Facebook

Snakeskin + Leather

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blouse: snake print  | skirt: faux leather, (plenty to choose from) | booties: c.wonder (old, similar) | clutch: c.wonder (old, similar) | ring: David Yurman | watch: David Yurman (yes, it’s men’s) | bracelets: David Yurman & Hermes| sunglasses: ray-ban| nails: OPI Give Me Moor|

February Favorites

February Favorites

12 Birthday Gifts Under $50

I have been celebrating a lot of birthdays lately, and I have even more to celebrate this upcoming month: my parents’, brother, boyfriend, my two roommates,  AND Valentine’s Day! So naturally February is a hectic month for me.12 Birthday Gifts Under $50

1. Personalized Ice Bucket 2. Essie Tart Deco & Play Date 3. Kris Nations State Pride Necklaces (FL because I’m FL girl!) 4. Kate Spade Coffee Mug 5. Kate Spade Stud Earrings 6. Party Like It’s Your Birthday Sign 7. C. Wonder Enamel Initial Cuff 8. C. Wonder Initial Key Fob 9. William Sonoma Pineapple Bottle Stopper 10. Rewind Candle (champagne smells the best) 11. Vino2Go Wine Tumbler 12. Kate Spade Pop, Clink, Fizz Coin Purse

Jewelry is a girls best friend…or at least it’s one of mine!

Jewelry is a girls best friend…or at least it’s one of mine!

  I literally cannot get enough jewelry. I am constantly wanting more to stack on my arms! If you didn’t notice, arm candy is kinda my thing! David Yurman: C.Wonder: Lilly Pulitzer: Bourbon and Boweties: Hermes