I Heart Chicago!

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Last week I was in Chicago for several days and it was such a cool city!

If you know me well, you know I LOVE NYC, but Chicago was actually a cleaner and friendlier version of that. While not as touristy as New York, Chicago had a big city vibe with a Mid Western attitude in my opinion.

The fall weather was wonderful and I quickly learned that Chicago truly is “The Windy City.”

While I do wish I would’ve worn more walking appropriate shoes, I loved being able to break out my blanket scarves like in the pictures above. I got that scarf from Belk and OMG it is so soft and cozy! You can find it here.

If you live in the south like me, you haven’t had many chances to wear one so far but go ahead and stock up because the chilly months are coming and they sell out quickly.

You can find some of my favorites here and here!

Oh, and photo credits go to my handsome guy, Chris! He is learning my camera for me so I can put out regular content for you all.

That’s it for today but be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates to your email and follow me on Instagram @palmettocouture!

Fall is in the Air

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So, Hurricane Matthew is all we are hearing about right now and while it is sure to cause serious damage along the coast, there is a chance Myrtle Beach may only get heavy rain and strong winds. I am hoping that is the case, but we shall see!

Despite the doom and gloom hanging around because of the storm, the weather has felt amazing this week! Almost like, gasp, fall! For those of you in the South, you know what I’m talking about. The temperatures are finally breaking a bit from the summer months and for me, I am so glad I can break out my booties and fall hats.

I got the red dress above (1 State) from Belk and decided after this photo shoot that it wasn’t for me. While super comfy and having a key hole in the back, it just was not figure flattering for my shape. I think someone with very slim arms and a smaller frame could pull off this full, flowing dress.

As you can see I also broke out my fringe booties from last season and my Old Navy floppy hat. Both of which are still very much in style this season! I actually just ordered two more pairs of booties from Sole Society and they are BOMB! Can’t wait to share them with you all!

And although I may be stuck in pj’s all weekend due to the storm, I plan to catch up on The Walking Dead (I’m on season 2), read some, and relax. What are your plans for the weekend?!

End of Summer

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Labor Day Weekend was the unofficial end of summer and while I love warm weather, I am ready for fall!

I have been trying to sneak in a few long sleeves in the cool morning and evenings but it will be a while before I get to enjoy my scarves and boots.

Over the weekend, I did buy a new blanket scarf and an olive green floppy hat! I even wore the scarf around my apartment for a few hours just to enjoy it for a bit, haha. I have a feeling olive will be a big hit again this fall because I have been seeing it in everything- handbags, hats, booties, etc…

What are you looking forward to about the fall?! Flannel? Pumpkin everything? Booties?

White Pants: Before & After Labor Day

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Hi Friends,

The end of summer is no where in sight for us southerners but the stigma of no white after Labor Day is fast approaching. In the past, the idea of white shoes or pants after the holiday was a serious fashion no-no. Today, however, I think we are realizing how great white pants can be in all four seasons.

While white shoes are hard to pull off in general unless you have a quality pair of leather heels or designer flats, white pants can be worn a multitude of ways.

In today’s post, my outfit is pretty simple. White jeans paired with a flowy denim top from Banana Republic and bright, floral, Guess pumps. I have worn these pants and these heels so many times this summer. Good basics like the denim top and white pants can always be dressed up with a fun pair of heels.

For the fall or winter, I would pair white pants with other neutrals like an oversized beige sweater and booties. You can mix it up however you like, but I think the takeaway here is that white is not banned after the beginning of September.

Do you wear white after Labor Day? Tell me your thoughts!

Perfect Summer Day Dress

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Ya’ll. It is officially summer and the heat is rockin’ and rollin’ in Myrtle Beach! When the warm weather hits, all I want is a fun, comfy sundress, sandals, and maybe a cold, adult beverage in my hand.

The dress in today’s post is seriously one of the most comfortable dresses I have purchased this year, and I even got it in orange. You might have seen that one on my Instagram (follow me @palmettocouture.)

This dress is super affordable at Belk and is made by a brand called New Directions. They often have cute items that are less expensive. My hat is from Walmart and shoes are Steve Madden!

Just pair this dress or a flowy, cotton dress of your choice with cute sandals and a straw hat and you will be set for these warm, summer days ahead.

Another great part of summer is spending time on the beach and on a boat! I am hoping to spend some time by the water this weekend with friends. What are your Forth of July plans this weekend?!