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 The Glitter Life Striped Peplum + Skinnies

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top, jeans, jacket, necklace and HOBO clutch: social statesboro {call 912.681.7008} // bracelets: the usual // lace-up heels: dish statesboro {no longer available} // sunglasses: burberry // photo: chelsey navin

Love this striped peplum top paired with red skinnies and a white denim jacket. Add bright accessories–a yellow clutch, a mint necklace–and ground it all with neutral heels.

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floral + stripes.

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top: forever 21 (also seen here) // blazer: j.crew (similar here) // skirt: bcbgeneration (available here) // flats:  (available here) // clutch: bcbgeneration (also seen here; call 912.681.4008) // necklace: town & reese (call 912.681.4008)  // bracelets: the usual suspects // nails: essie tart deco // photo credit: kristen evans

Anchor a floral-stripes combo with a classic navy blazer and nude flats.

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winery wedding.

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dress: french connection (similar here) // bag: tory burch // ring: kate spade (similar here) // bracelets: david yurman, coach, bcbgeneration // nail polish: essie- butler please.

Jay and I attended a beautiful winery wedding at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA over the weekend. Such a chic venue!

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cindo de mayo: blanket shorts + button down.

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shorts + necklace: dish (call 912.871.3989 to order) // button-down shirt + HOBO bag + dye-ties worn as bracelets: social (call 912.681.7008 to order)

Happy Cinco! We love these Mamie Ruth shorts (the summer collection was inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration) paired with a simple button-down. Add a HOBO “Zara” cross body bag (your hands will be free to hold a margarita) and pile on bright ribbon bracelets.

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derby day: stripes + brights.

Happy Derby Day!

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eight sixty dress + heels + hat + necklace: social (call 912.681.7008 to order) // bag (available here) + cuff (no longer available): tory burch. photos by chelsey navin.

Our take on Kentucky Derby style: a preppy striped dress paired with a pastel statement necklace (although pearls are perfectly appropriate, too), a simple (but huge) hat, and a bright bag (to hold our binoculars and a pair of flats).

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friday five: derby edition.

There’s a lot to love about the Kentucky Derby, also known as the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports: the traditions, the horses, the drama, the HATS. We felt strongly that this awesome event deserved its own Friday Five. Read on for our guide to everything Derby.

1. Cocktail. The Derby calls for a classic mint julep, the quintessential Southern cocktail. Learn how to make yours here. And go ahead and invest in some pretty julep cups. You can use them for flower arrangements, pencil cups – all kinds of things, really – later.

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pace yourself, ladies. these are stronger than they taste. image: southern living.
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or put a twist on the traditional with these lavender mint juleps.

2. Appetizer. Ham biscuits are perfect Derby fare, and they’re totally doable – with flair! – on short notice. Buy frozen biscuits and a glazed ham from your favorite grocer; serve with homemade condiments like Blackberry Mustard and Lemon Herb Butter. Easy (and fancy!).

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elevate easy ham biscuits with homemade condiments. image: southern living.

3. Outfit. This is a ladylike event, girls…no skinny jeans (gasp!), no slouchy tees. You need to bring it, even if you’re just watching the race at a friend’s house. Race day essentials include a bag big enough to hold your binoculars AND a pair of flats, pearls, and – duh – a huge hat. Still not sure? Check out Southern Living’s authoritative guide to Derby fashion here.

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our take on derby fashion. dress + necklace + heels + hat + sunglasses: social. bag (available here.) + cuff (no longer available): tory burch. photo credit: chelsey navin.

4. Speak the language. Click here for an informative guide to the new qualification system for the Derby and a list of the likeliest winners on Saturday.

5. Place your bets! Pick the horse with the most awesome name (we loved I’ll Have Another last year – this year we’re betting on Overanalyze) and make a little wager. Then sip on a mint julep and enjoy this American sporting tradition.

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more race-day inspiration from pinterest.
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