All posts tagged: Vintage Jewelry

Stone Cold Fox: Summer Whites

      It’s finally summer and high time to bring out all the deliciously delicate silk and linen that’s been hidden away at the back of my closet since last September. Hallelujah. Come the first of June I always begin to itch for more sunshine (Vitamin D deficiency or no?) and always start to pencil in long summer nights out, wearing the sexier pieces in my closet. Striking a balance between looking good and feeling comfortable is easy enough so long as I rely on a summer skin secret my mom shared long ago: When you’re getting dressed and it’s dripping-humid-mid-summer-in-Georgia-hot out: Show off one feature, play down the rest. Off the shoulder dress and minimal sandals. Long sleeve, leg-baring silk dress and killer heels. Simple silk top and jet black, short, short leather shorts. Lightweight sweater and flirty eyelash shorts. The same works for my makeup routine: I’ll throw on a strong red lip or go for smoky eyes or fill in thick, Hepburnesque brows, but never all together. Choose the best. Save the …

Our Wedding: September 19, 2015

September 19, 2015, I got to marry my best friend. As the cool air of fall rushes in all at once we are still basking in that golden light of remarkable love, kindness, and joy felt all around on our wedding day. A thousand different things didn’t go as planned and yet, as always, fate forms reality far better than we could ever dream it. Like that Pynchon quote, every cup of tea was perfect. Photos: The Hons Photography. Planning: Lea June Events. Bouquets, Corsages, & Flower Crowns: Allison Song. Venue: Cator Woolford Gardens. Ceremony: Rev. Lynne Smith. Dinner: Zest Atlanta. Dessert: Highland Bakery and King of Pops. Band Emerald Empire Band. Makeup: Becca Bussert, Fig & Flower. Hair: Monarch Beauty. Film (in the works) Southern Lights Productions. Invitations, Boutonnières, Terrarium Centerpieces: DIY. Dresses: Marchesa FW14 Bridal (Tradesy) | Catherine Deane “Leticia” (eBay). Shoes: Christian Louboutin “Grorolli” (Tradesy) | Dolce Vita “Gwendolyn” (old). Jewelry: Gorjana “Leda” earrings (℅ Rocksbox) | Loren Hope “Clara” bracelet (℅ Rocksbox). Rings: Estate pieces.

A Warm Weather Wardrobe

A year and a half after the big question, CPR & I met up with The Hons to snap engagement photos and grab a drink at Krog Street Market. It was wonderful to finally meet Brittani and Jon, and I’m so excited to have them on board for the big day this fall. They’re so much fun to hang out with that half the time we forgot they were even taking pictures! PS: How to save $40k on the big day, ethereal and natural wedding ideas. Lou & Grey spacedye maxi dress ℅. Loren Hope Palmer necklace in crystal ℅ Rocksbox. Frye Carson ankle-zip sandals in camel (Also at Amazon, Backcountry). Vintage gold, tortoise, bamboo bangles. Ray-Ban classic aviators. Everlane and Eyelash Lace Apr 29, 2015 Spring time and the living is… super comfortable. On repeat: My Everlane sweater (trusty as ever) and some fresh eyelash lace shorts. I am loving the easy luxe of lacy track shorts and leather shorts alike as April disappears into a humid May that is bound to be filled …

How We Saved $40,000 Celebrating Our Wedding Day

My dear aunt recently confided that her favorite weddings are the kind where the groom is in his Sunday best, bride in her favorite hat, photos by the family fireplace, reception in the backyard – and you can’t shut the honeymoon suitcases because they’re stuffed so full with the money everyone saved by having a pragmatic little wedding. And yes, a beautiful city hall wedding runs you $50. And yes, that leaves an enormous gap to arrive at the median US wedding cost of $20,000 – and an even larger one to hit the $30,000 national average. Throw in a 150 person guest list and having your big day in a big city on a Saturday in September, and you may start to see why this time last year, wedding estimates closer to six figures than four were totally. freaking. me. out. A LITTLE PRE-PLANNING Then I did three really important things. First, I got my hands on this wedding planning bible. A Practical Wedding will reframe how you think about your engagement and celebrating …

Here And There: Cold Weather Outfits + #StyleStories15 Interview

Interview: #StyleStories15 Feb 16, 2015 A brilliant idea coinciding with New York Fashion Week, #stylestories15 highlights good style that’s working for good: outfits created from ethical and sustainable finds from around the world. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate by my friend Malorie of The Ethical Writers Coalition, and as promised, Rose & Fig’s feature is now up. I’m sharing my favorite places to shop sustainably, details on my thrifted and vintage outfit, and what influences my personal style: Interview right this way, or read below: 1. Tell us about your outfit: who made it and why do you love it? As with most of my outfits, this one is a comfortable blend of favorite second-hand finds. The whole thing is thrifted, from the Louboutins (found on Tradesy), to the Phillip Lim bag (from eBay), to remaining bits picked up at a favorite charity shop: a Saks Fifth wool jacket, Joie Pants, Charter Club button down, Moda International sweater, and vintage sunglasses and jewelry. My engagement ring is an estate piece …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Summer Outfits + A New Leaf

These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter and spring before looked like. How I used to get dressed. How I got started on wardrobe editing. First lessons learned. An interview on my Nothing New Challenge. If you’ve visited this blog before or follow on social media, you’re probably wondering where A Native Blonde has off and disappeared to. I’m still here! The thing is, ANB didn’t seem to fit right anymore and I’m not sure why really – maybe it’s that summer itch to change? Growing a bit older? A paradigm shift? Susan Miller’s lunar eclipse hoorah? Who knows. “Rose & Fig” has grown on me as it’s turned over in my mind for the past couple of weeks. Tonight I finally decided, well, let’s do this already! Going forward I hope to spend more time around here, at any rate, and I am so grateful for your support and thoughts. I hope you find this notebook useful, and …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Fall + Winter

These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the following spring and summer looked like. What my style looked like before. How I got started. First lessons learned. Life in the Fall Nov 8, 2013 “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald Ever since I was little, when our teachers passed out All-About-Me! surveys my answer for favorite season was always the same: “Fall, when the leaves change.” In my Proust-filled high school years I instead called it “Autumn, when the leaves fall” (and boy, did I think that double entendre was clever) but it’s always been rooted to that same golden month in Georgia – when you start finally wearing your riding boots and pea coat, go driving in the mountains, build bonfires and s’mores, pick pumpkins, and sneak kisses on hay rides. Well, imagine sneaking kisses on hay rides. And even with college crossed off my bucket list, every year around this …