St. Patrick's Day Gift Guide by Savannah Boyd

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Click directly on the images below to shop these items! Children’s, Women’s, Men’s, and Home are mixed in together :-)

Mini Boden Button-front Overall Dress

Tuckernuck Clara Earrings

Hanna Andersson Sunblock Art One Piece

Jack by BB Dakota Haltered State Blouse

Veronica Beard Baker Skirt

Cult Gaia Acrylic Luna Shoulder Bag

Jumper 1234 Rainbow Arms Cashmere Sweater

Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers

Pamela Munson Charlotte Clutch

Valencia & Vine Mia Dress

Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers

Old Navy St. Patrick’s Day Graphic Tee for Toddler

Banana Republic Men’s Polo

Gap Girls Embroidered Pocket Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Pomander Place by Tuckernuck Rainbow Evie Swing Sweatshirt

Gap Mens Pattern Crew Socks

Gap Kids Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Tretorn Women’s Rainbow Nylite Sneakers

Gap Baby and Toddler Lace-Trim Leggings

Gap Toddler Embroidered Trim Windbuster

J. Crew Oversized Cotton Scarf

J. Crew Mens Stretch Secret Wash Shirt

J. Crew Wrap-tie Jumpsuit in Stretch Poplin

J. Crew Mens Boxers in Shamrock Print

J. Crew Drapey Crepe Faux-Wrap Top

J. Crew Boys Slub Cotton Polo Shirt

Jumper 1234 Camel Summer Rainbow Boyfriend Sweater

Mini Boden Frilly Cardigan

Mini Boden Embroidered Frill Dress

Hanna Andersson Ruffle Playdress

Jumper 1234 Pewter Stripe Hem Sweater

Mini Boden Head-to-Toe St. Patrick’s Day Outfit

Mini Boden Knitted Leggings/Tights

Boden Gabriella Ponte Blazer

Boden Striped Womens Sneakers

Barbour Backshore Jacket

Mini Boden Girls Fun Low Top Rainbow Sneakers

Gucci Sunglasses

How to Catch a Leprechaun Book

Persifor Green Flowers Poppy Dress

Ireland in Word and Image Coffee Table Book

East Urban Home Kiss Me I’m Irish Sign

Shamrock Smocked Bishop Dress

Embroidered Rainbow Shamrock Dress

Natural & Green LUCKY Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Pillow Cover

Lucky Brand Clover Tee

Vineyard Vines Mens Shamrock Silk & Canvas Club Belt

Peek Team Lucky Graphic Baby T-Shirt

1901 Shamrock Silk Blend Tie

Le Creuset 2.25-Quart Clover Shaped Cocotte

Gymboree Gold Shamrock Rainbow Necklace

Gymboree Rainbow Pajamas 2-Piece

Gymboree Girl Luck is on My Side Tee

Derek Lam 10 Crosby One-Shoulder Gathered Dress

Hanna Andersson Favorite Things Rainbow Hair Clip

Gymboree Happy Go Lucky Pajamas 2-Piece

Hanna Andersson Rainbow Dress in Soft Tulle

Gymboree Grass Green Dot Tiered Dress

Alice + Olivia Sally Rainbow Pompom Tote Bag

Hanna Andersson Bright Baby Basics Romper

Elodie Rainbow Stripe Sweater

Hanna Andersson Super Soft Pima Footed Sleeper

Loeffler Randall Rainbow Leather Shoulder Bag

Kate Spade New York Girls Cascading Ruffle Dress

Flying Tomato Striped Tie Front Jumpsuit

1901 Cotton Eyelet Short Sleeve Dress

Cotton Emporium Variegated Stripe Dress

Faceted Emerald Crystal Mother of Pearl Doublet & Satin Wavy Oval Drop Earrings

Target Girls Rainbow Crossbody Bag

Target Snooze Button Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Clover Pajamas

Luckiest Family T-Shirt Collection

Kobi Halperin Angie Ruffle-Neck Blouse

Florence Eisman Fringe-Trim Corduroy with Peter Pan Collar Top

Petite Plume Gingham Flannel Coverall

Anthropologie Elizabeth Button-Front Dress

BB Dakota Make an Entrance Dress

Tory Burch Private Sale Picks by Savannah Boyd

Hello Everyone! I had so much fun shopping the Shopbop sale, so when the Tory Burch Private Sale popped up, I figured that I would take a look for you. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were there so many items that I loved and that the price points are really fantastic. I picked my favorites, and I would love to know what you think! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below. The post is organized by category: purses, shoes, jackets, dresses, skirts, tops, swimsuits/coverups, athleisure, and accessories. The sale runs through Monday, March 4th, and items tend to sell quickly—so don't delay! Happy shopping :-)

Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale Picks by Savannah Boyd

Hello :-) The Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale is taking place for the next few days, and there are some awesome items included! You will get anywhere from 15%-25% off of your total purchase, which really adds up!!! Below are our #heartsofstylepicks from this great sale. At the very bottom of the page below the numbered images, you can find corresponding numbers with explanations of why I believe that these pieces will make valuable additions to your wardrobe, as well as some ideas about how you can wear and use them. Happy shopping!!! We hope that you can fill your closet with all kinds of amazing deals!

P.S. If you have Amazon Prime, then you get free two-day shipping with Shopbop!

  1. This dress is a classic, timeless look that you can pull out of your closet for many years to come.

  2. One of my favorite trends, which is very elegant, is an accordion pleat skirt; I love this one because you can wear it year-round.

  3. Everyone needs a great pair of leather leggings! I mean—that’s just a no-brainer :-)

  4. I love these earrings because they are such a nice, neutral color and will basically pair well with anything that you are putting them with.

  5. The leopard poncho is a favorite because it so cute if you just have on workout gear but want to throw something on that makes you feel fun. But it’s also wonderful paired with jeans, sneakers, and a little white tee shirt.

  6. The bangle bracelet is a great piece to layer with other bangles. Purchasing two of these and then pairing them with a set of BuDhaGirl All Weather Serenity Prayer Gold Bangles would be a great spring look!

  7. I just love the blue hue of this scarf; it will be so pretty with any of your black, gray, or cream tones to give you a great pop of color.

  8. The Looker Jean can easily be dressed up or dressed down. Mother Denim is the favorite denim brand of my intern, Brittany, because they have such forgiving stretch but hold their shape throughout the day. And they have the cutest little tag inside that says, “Do your own laundry.” ;-) Can’t you just hear your Mother saying that?!

  9. You gotta love a cable-knit sweater because it is just a forever kind of piece.

  10. The boy coat is such a stunning color and is really versatile for traveling because you could wear it more like a cardigan or layer it with heavier pieces like a chunky knit underneath or a substantial scarf layered over it.

  11. This dress is a gorgeous, timeless piece for you to pull out for a cocktail event; it’s never going out of style!

  12. Everyone loves the Cult Gaia bags, so no reason not to take advantage of getting one on sale! You can carry the black year-round (as opposed to the natural one that lends itself to spring and summer).

  13. I love anything with pearl embellishment, and this is really cute because you can slip it on with leggings and sneakers or you could layer it over a pretty collared shirt with jeans for preppier look.

  14. This blouse is perfect to pair back to the accordion skirt (#2) or anything that calls for a sleeker look on top (so perfect for skirts or wider-leg pants). It’s also fantastic for showcasing a statement necklace.

  15. I just love this Helmut Lang sweater because it’s a basic that gets elevated by the crochet detailing at the cuff, which is subtle but impactful; I think it’s a great, classic sweater.

  16. This ruffled sweater is great year-round and is especially adorable for spring just as the model is wearing it—with some little cut-off shorts!

  17. It’s important for everyone to have a great, classic, dark-wash jean in their closet for a dressed-up denim look, so this favorite item is very essential in my opinion.

  18. I am crazy about this patterned yellow top because the colors and florals feel so fresh for spring! I love a one-shoulder look, and I love a great bow; that makes this top a win-win for me!

  19. Overalls are back, and they are such a fun, whimsical, throw-back look. They are so cute with a white tee shirt and sneakers, or they are especially darling layered over a floral blouse with a neutral pump!

  20. If you are looking for a more stylish poolside look, then this is your answer!

  21. If you are looking for a more stylish poolside look, then this is your answer!

  22. This blouse is gorgeous. It is an ideal neutral color that reads well against white and cream for spring and summer. You can also pair it back to some of your brown or green tones in the fall—it would be really pretty like that, too.

  23. I’m just obsessed with this balloon-sleeve sweatshirt; again, it’s so cute with jeans and sneakers, but if you just wanted to throw it over your workout gear while you are out and about, then it will make you feel cute, fun, and refreshed.

  24. This is just a great white jean that is a dressier look instead of a boyfriend style or more relaxed style with holes. This pair is great to dress up with a pump, but you can also always wear it casually.

  25. I have bought this jacket for so many clients over the years; it is so beautiful and so inexpensive. You just need it in your wardrobe!

  26. This sundress is fabulous if you need to layer over your bathing suit and head straight to lunch or dinner. It can also be layered over a nude slip for an outfit. You can put this dress on with an espadrille or the gold metallic gladiator sandals (pictured later—#44) and take this to dinner.

  27. This sundress is fabulous if you need to layer over your bathing suit and head straight to lunch or dinner. It can also be layered over a nude slip for an outfit. You can put this dress on with a wedge flip flop and take this to lunch. It will also look great with a denim or white denim jacket!

  28. This dress is the perfect summer dress. You can dress it up, but if you want to put it on with a denim jacket and little flat, then it makes a very cute, beachy look.

  29. I love that this swimsuit is somewhat full-coverage without being a one-piece or a tankini. It’s super-cute and really flattering on a lot of different body types.

  30. I love that this swimsuit is somewhat full-coverage without being a one-piece or a tankini. It’s super-cute and really flattering on a lot of different body types.

  31. If I were going to splurge on a pair of Golden Goose, these would be the ones that I would get. I like more of the sneaker look, and obviously the leopard is just way fun and fabulous and you can pair it with white, black, brown (pretty much anything!!!) and have it be your pop of fun!

  32. This is gorgeous and a great staple dress that you can wear to a luncheon or a shower or just put on with a cute flip flop and wear to dinner for a more resort-y vibe.

  33. If you are looking for the perfect white bathing suit, this is the one because the scalloping is so on-trend right now!

  34. How much fun are these J. Brand jeans with the lace bottom?! I just love them! They are really transitional, meaning they can be casual or dressy. They are great with a pump but so cute with just a little flat to dress them up or down. I love, love, love the detail.

  35. If you are a summer bride, then you need this dress! This is GORGEOUS… SO GORGEOUS! I just love it, and it is probably my most favorite pick of the whole sale.

  36. This blouse can basically be worn any season, and I love the detail because it adds a feminine touch.

  37. If you want a pair of classic Golden Goose and you want to get them on sale, now is your chance!

  38. This blush woven handbag is the perfect small summer handbag, yet you can still fit in it what you need. It’s classic and never going out of style.

  39. I LOVE this brand of bathing suit; it’s very slimming! But I adore the one-shoulder cut-out detailing of this suit in particular.

  40. This embroidered top is perfect for spring, summer, and fall. It’s so cute with white jeans or little denim cut-offs.

  41. I could not pass up on these beautiful bow earrings; they can basically go with anything! I love them.

  42. This is such a great beach tote for sticking a towel or magazine, etc., into. It honestly pairs back to every single clothing item that we chose. I just love the versatility of it and the generous size.

  43. This clutch is just perfect for any occasion—daytime or evening. It’s classic and (hello!) it’s a bow, so PERFECT!

  44. I love the idea of the metallic sandal for spring and summer, and the gladiator touch is just something a little extra and makes a basic flat sandal look dressier.

  45. These jeans are absolutely adorable, and because of the neutral tone to the trim detail, these are year-round. The blush tone makes them a little more fun for spring and summer. They would go really nicely with a white top and nude heels.

  46. This top is the perfect spring/summer top. It would go with any pair of pants and is so flirty!

  47. Grab this if you are going somewhere fabulous for St. Patrick’s Day! But I just love it in general. The color is gorgeous and is beautiful on almost every skin tone. It’s a cute, flirty, and fun dress.

  48. This is a darling tee shirt to pair with denim, skirts, or wide leg pants. It’s great all the way around!

  49. These high-waisted trousers are just precious. I love the lightness of them, but also appreciate how full-coverage they are. They would pair back perfectly to the A.L.C. tee shirt (#48) with the K. Jacques flat (#44), or you could even put the Golden Goose sneakers with them (#s 31 & 37). They are just a great, every day pant.

  50. These sandals are a great shade of blush that is neutral with a pop; the color goes with everything because it is soft but yet is not a standard nude. It’s delicate and dainty, and I like that in a sandal.

Valentine's Tea Cake Cookies by Savannah Boyd

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Growing up, I waited very eagerly for my aunt to bring me Valentine’s Day Tea Cake Cookies, just as my kids now impatiently anticipate the moment when those same cookies will finally be ready to come out of the oven! My mom’s sister made heart-shaped, red-iced Tea Cake Cookies every year on Valentine’s Day, and she made a big show of delivering them to me on a beautiful platter. This is a treasured memory that I adopted and have now turned into a tradition with my family.

My kids and I work together in the kitchen, and—as the pictures below show—I really let Brooks, Bradley, and Anna Blair in on the action!! They pretty much get to do everything except crack the eggs open :-) I often divide the dough in half, letting them roll and cut out one portion while I work on the other. We keep the cookies they make at home and deliver the others to friends and family to spread the love! It is a memorable bonding experience for all of us and a treat that I can pass down to them from my childhood.

I eyeball the frosting, usually starting with a half of a bag of powdered sugar and a third of a cup of milk, mixed together with five drops of pink food coloring. I line the cookies with the hard icing; next, I mix some more milk in to make it liquid and then pour that into the center of the cookies. It’s pretty foolproof—if it’s too watery, just add some more powdered sugar; if it’s too hard, just add a little more milk! I take the cookies out of the oven on the shorter end of the timeframe because I like them really soft. I leave them on the cookie sheet to cool for about five minutes before icing them.

I hope you can all enjoy these cookies as much as I have over the years and as much as my kids now do! The recipe is included at the bottom of the post. Also, you can click directly on each image in the grid below to shop the boys’ shirts and some other great baking supplies that will help you make this recipe!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

 
 
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Valentine's Day Gift Guide by Savannah Boyd

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Hello! Love is in the air at Hearts of Style! We are incredibly excited to bring you our first ever Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. Our hope is that you will find something for each and every Valentine in your life! Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become one of my favorite holidays; I love it because it is a chance to do a little something for everyone who I love—not just for my husband, Brian.

The categories are organized into Gifts for Ladies, Gifts for Gentleman, Gifts for Sweet Kiddos, and Gifts for Furry Friends.

Please comment and share with us your favorite finds that will help you spread the love. Clicking on each image will take you directly to the website where you can purchase; have fun shopping!

 
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27 Miles Malibu

Kisses Sweater

Compania Fantastica

State of the Heart Car Coat


Whistles

Ma Cherie Amour Graphic Tee

Monrow

Oversized Camo Hearts Tee

The Light Blonde

Love is Kind Tee

Monrow

Scattered Heart Sweatshirt

The Light Blonde

Sweatshirt

LOVE Moschino

Gonna All Over Skirt

 
 
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Annieglass

Ruffle Gold 8" Heart Bowl

G G Collection

Gratitude Bowls, 3-Piece Set

Pottery Barn

I Heart You! Plate

 
 
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Starmand Designs

Red Holiday Heart Earrings

Uncommon Goods

Personalized All Heart Bangle Set

Rebecca De Ravenel

Exclusive Double Heart Silk Drop Earrings

 
 
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Farmgirl Flowers

Big Love Burlap Wrapped Bouquet

La Fleur Bouquets

Petite Heart - Lasts An Entire Year

 
 
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Alice + Olivia

Sophia All You Need Is Love Clutch

Draper James

Canvas Heart Stripe Tote

Dolce & Gabbana

Mini Sicily Tote Bag

Tuckernuck

Two-Toned Clutch

Frances Valentine

Tall Canvas Heart Cosmetic Bag

Edie Parker

Heart Wristlet Bag

Loeffler Randall

Maria Beaded Heart Tote

Les Petits Joueurs

Alex Mini Black Widow LOVE Chain Shoulder Bag

 
 
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Isa Tapia

Nueva Scallop Flat Sandals

Stubbs & Wootton

Women's Hearts Gleem Mules

Comme Des Garçons Play

Logo Print Trainers

Laurence Dacade

Tara Heart Block Heel Sandals

RED Valentino

Heart Print Slip-On Sneaker

 
 
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Yves Saint Laurent

Heart and Arrow Rouge Volupte Shine Collector Oil-in-Stick Lipstick

George & Viv

Conversation Heart Bath Bomb

Byredo

Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum

 
 
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Evergreen Enterprises

Valentine's Day Heart Envelope Door Hanger

Saffiano

Lock Diary

The Pillow Bar

Travel Companion Set, Personalized

TJ Maxx

“I Love Us” Pillow

Glory Haus

Loads of Love Valentine’s Laundry Sign

 
 
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Anthropologie

Wicker Heart Keychain

Tory Burch

Love Ball Cap

Aqua

Heart Appliqué Leather Tech Gloves

K Janavi

Hearts & Matchsticks Beaded Cashmere Scarf

 
 
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Shein

Heart & Letter Print Pajama Set

Kate Spade

Striped Brushed Twill Classic Pajama Set

GAP

Love Poplin Pajama Shirt

PJ Salvage

Amour Tank & Shorts PJ Set

Roller Rabbit

Jemina Short Kimono Robe

 
 
 
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Five Dates

"Five Dates" is your strategic guidebook to building the relationship you always wanted. The process is simple, innovative and something that both of you will love to do together.

Bon Vivant Design House

Ice Cream/Netflix Stainless Steel Stamped Spoon

Date Night in Box

Valentine’s Day Edition: Box includes Several creative activities | A delicious snack for two| Ways to set the mood | Custom Spotify playlist | Suggested dinner menu & shopping list

World Market

Willow Heart Picnic Basket for Two

 
 
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Michael Aram

Heart Picture Frame

Willow Tree

“You and Me” Figurine

Shein

16 Piece Valentine’s Balloon Set

 
 
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Le Creuset

Cast-Iron Heart-Shaped Dutch Oven

Natalie Chang

Love Scripture Foam Cups

Libby Vander Ploeg

Kisses Mugs, Set of 2

Nora Fleming

Chip and Dip Charm Platter (See below for charms to insert into hole on right)

Nora Fleming

Conversation Heart - Hand-Painted Ceramic Charm

Nora Fleming

Be Mine - Hand-Painted Ceramic Charm

 
 
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Maggie Louise

Chocolate Lattes Gift Box

Mac Lab

Valentine’s Day Collection Box Set 2019

Nam’s Bits

All You Need Is Love and Cookies

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

6 month Chocolate-of-the-Month Club Subscription

Sugarfina

Kiss Me Sugar Lips

Cookies by Design

Conversation Hearts Cookie Bouquet

Neiman Marcus

Have a Heart Chocolate Pizza

 
 
 
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Gifts.com

Half Dozen Hand-Dipped Football Strawberries

Peter Millar

Crown Seal Canvas Shave Kit

Sloan Brands

I Heart U Iron with Board

ByBarva

Personalized Men’s Leather Watch Band

Patagonia

Better Sweater Quarter Zip Pullover

Land’s End

Personalized Men's Handkerchiefs (3-pack)

Tecovas

The Shane Boot

Holtz Leather

“You have my whole heart for my whole life.”—Wifey

Handmade Leather Belt

Mark & Graham

Earbud Case

Mark & Graham

Men's Dress Sock Set, Navy-Charcoal

 
 
 
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Plus Plus

I Love You Tube Set

Lego

Valentines Cupid Dog

Russet Road Kids

Valentine's Day Toddler Name Puzzles

Melissa & Doug

Sweet Hearts Wooden Bead Set

Ooly

12 Stacking Heart Crayons

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Eric Carle

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Valentine's Day Heart Compartment Box with Candy

Love & Lion

Valentine Emoji Bracelet Printable

Love & Lion

Valentine “Nailed It” Printable

Fujifilm

Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

 
 
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Michael Aram

"Heart" Baby Feeding Set

GB Girls

Faux Fur Pom Knit Love Beanie

GiGi

Girls' Amour Box Bag

Pottery Barn

Gingham Heart Apron with Personalization Available

Gymboree

Heart Sunglasses

Janie & Jack

Heart Tights

Caro Home

Sweet Hearts Kids Hooded Towel

Gymboree

Heart Headband

Monica + Andy

Conversation Heart Print Organic Stretch Cotton Receiving Blanket

 
 
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Kate Spade

Baby Girls 12-24 Months Striped Carolyn Dress

Kate Spade

Big Girls 7-14 Ruffled Metallic Sweater

Mini Boden

Novelty Pocket Cord Pinafore

Shein

Girls High Neck Fleece Love Dress

Mini Boden

Frill Sleeve Printed Dress

Gymboree

Ombre Heart Stripe Sweatshirt

Autumn Cashmere

Girl's Wool & Cashmere Double Heart Sweater

Gymboree

“Love” Sweater

Gucci

Loved Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Gymboree

“Ooh La La” Tee

The Light Blonde

Love is Kind Unisex Tee

Bonnie Jean

Valentine's Day Heart-Appliqued A-Line Dress & Striped Leggings Set

Vineyard Vines

Boys Long-Sleeve Valentine's Day Whale Pocket T-Shirt

Janie and Jack

B Mine Tee

Old Navy

Heart XO Graphic Sleep Set

Converse

Unisex Heart Chuck Taylor Low-Top Sneakers

 
 
 
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Le Chien Bleu NY

Leroy Heart Print Dog Sweater

Alex and Ani

Love At First Sight Bangle Bracelet

Zippy Paws

Burrow Squeaky Hide & Seek Plush Dog Toy, Mailbox with Love Letters

The Post Puppy Boutique

Conversation Hearts Widget Dog Collar

Live Love Bark

Love Woof Hearts Cuddler Pet Bed

Love of Layering by Savannah Boyd

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Hello and Happy Holidays!!! This time of year, as the weather gets chillier, it’s nice to layer up for warmth. I personally love a good layered look all year long, though! In my time working as a personal shopper and stylist, I have noticed that many of my clients don’t instinctually understand how to style themselves in layers, so I wanted to share some tips here on the blog.

Layering can elevate a look from ho-hum to super-stylish; just by adding a crisp, white Oxford blouse or a plaid button-up shirt to your outfit, you can transform a sweater or dress from average to exceptional. Layering isn’t an exact science, and the key is not to over-think it. That being said, here are few rules of thumb and tricks that will help you implement layering into your wardrobe like a pro.

 

The Classic White Button Down

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  • Look for slim cut pieces that are structured against your bodice to avoid extra fabric in your mid-section.

  • My all-time favorite white Oxford blouse is by Theory (number 8 below!). I keep several in my closet on rotation.

  • The classic white Oxford is ALWAYS the perfect layering piece and can also be worn on its own with a great statement necklace.

  • Reach for these any time, but they are especially ideal if your sweater or jumper has a print.

 

The Turtleneck

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  • Look for thin, lightweight turtlenecks that do not come up high up on your neck.

  • Make sure the turtleneck is either fitted through the arm OR fitted through the body with a really fun sleeve.

 

Patterned Button-Up Blouses

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  • Pair patterned shirts with solid sweaters or jumpers.

  • These can be fun for holiday outfits. If you have a silk blouse with hearts printed on it, for example, you can create a “Valentine’s Chic” outfit by layering it under a solid black sweater and pairing it with leather leggings or by layering it under a black shift dress with tights and boots.

 

3/4 Sleeve Blouses

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  • People often think that these can’t be layered, but they can be!

  • Pair them with garment that has a loose-fitting sleeve so that you can bunch them up and let the shorter sleeve of the blouse hang out from underneath the sweater.

 

Layering a Sweater Over a Spring Dress

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  • This is a fun way to make a lightweight dress appropriate for cooler temperatures so that you don’t have to wait to wear it!

  • When it’s still winter but the weather is warmer than usual for the season, just throw a sweater over a long dress, wrap the belt around the middle under the sweater, then front tuck the sweater into the belt.

  • Pair it with a great pair of boots to complete the look.

 

General Tips and Tricks

  • If you want to layer a piece that is not slim-fitting, place a tank top over the blouse before you layer your sweater or jumper over it. This smooths out the bodice area and give you a sleek look.

  • If you want a “preppy” look, always front-tuck the shirt tail of your blouse. For a more relaxed look, leave the blouse untucked.

  • I typically suggest sticking with a crew neck when layering a sweater or jumper over a blouse. However, if you wish to layer a v-neck, try a fun collar (such as blouse number 3 or 5 below).

  • If you pair a fun, trendy, affordable piece with a garment that is of higher quality, then you will take your look to the next level.

 

Layering Pieces Available for Purchase Now

#heartsofstylehandwrittenhappy by Savannah Boyd

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If we’re being honest with ourselves, most of us scroll through Instagram and wonder why everyone else has it so much more “together” than we do.  We think to ourselves, “She’s prettier; her kids are so well-behaved; they have such a beautiful house; they have nicer stuff; her business is going better than mine,” etc.  The list could go on and on because, for whatever reason, we like to get lost in the lie that everyone else in the world (or at least the social media world) has a picture-perfect life but that we, in fact, do not. 

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This has been heavy on my mind the past few days as I have read through many posts about people’s reflections over 2018.  I would dare to say that the majority of what I read was incredibly surprising!  Many people wrote extremely vulnerable posts in which they talk about walking through some very dark times that you would never in your wildest dreams imagine could be true by looking at their Social Media accounts.         

Life is messy!  I mean, DANG, it is down-right hard sometimes, and it is this way in some form or another for all of us.  None of us are excluded from hardships.  You just never know what someone could be going through on the other side of a photo. 

Now, I don’t know about you, but I thrive off of words of affirmation!  The more the better.  This is just the way God made me.  Knowing that someone believes in me makes all the difference for me.  It gives me strength and fuels my determination to keep going. 

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It’s a new year, and most people have cleaned their slate from 2018 to start fresh!  Each one of us could benefit from knowing that someone is in our corner, from knowing that someone believes in us and is EXPECTANT to see what all we can accomplish in 2019.  So... I have this idea, and I am dying to see how far we can take it!!  I challenge you to pick three people in your life: could be family, friend, or even random stranger that works at the coffee shop you frequent that just looks like s/he needs a pat on the back.  Pick your people, and hand write them a short note giving them a dose of encouragement and mentioning why you know that 2019 is going to be an amazing year for them!!  Take a quick photo of yourself writing the note or leaving the note where someone will find it (perhaps tucked into the windshield wipers of a car in the parking lot or left on a doorstep or slid into a mailbox or placed into a lunchbox), and then post that photo with the hashtag #heartsofstylehandwrittenhappy.  

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Y’all... this seems so simple but I’m sitting here imagining how BIG this could be. I have around 3,800 followers on Instagram.  Imagine if all of those followers wrote at least three letters.  That’s over 11,000 letters!!!!  That makes me so stinking happy just thinking about it! And, who knows, the idea might even keep going depending on who shares it or talks about it!  I just LOVE IT and love thinking that we could just all get in each other’s corner and start cheering each other on going into the new year!! Please join me! Take 5 minutes (just 5 minutes!!!) out of your busy day to sit down and hand write (not text) a few notes to some people who just might have a wonderful start to 2019 because of your gesture of kindeness!! Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact in life!! I pray this is one of those times!! 🤗🙌🏻👏🏻

 

P.S. You are awesome, and there is NO ONE else quite like you! I hope 2019 brings you many blessings!! XO, Savannah 

A BOWtiful Blog Post by Savannah Boyd

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This post is a tribute to one of my favorite emblematic fashion accessories: the BOW. I absolutely love bows and am totally drawn to all things adorned by them! Bows can be feminine, strong, playful, symmetrical, dainty, sophisticated, youthful, and sculptural. The variety of their shape and size is part of their allure. Many fashion designers have explored the scale, placement, and structure of bows in their clothing lines, and Kate Spade even dedicated a whole chapter to “A Well-Placed Bow” in her book Things We Love. I have gathered some of my favorite bow items to share with you and hope you have fun choosing some to add to your wardrobe and home! I always feel BOWtiful when I “put a bow on it” and hope that you will, too!

 

Earrings

 

Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and Jackets

 

Shoes

 

Accessories

 

Sleepwear

 

Home Decor