Spring Time Casual

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Hi friends!

I hope you had a great Easter with family and friends. I took a few days off from work last week to relax, and it was so nice to not set an alarm!

Now that it is officially Spring, I want to get back in the swing of things! I will be updating the blog home page soon so look for that hopefully in the next few weeks and pray for good weather so I can get some awesome pictures! 🙂

Today’s look is something super casual and an outfit that I just threw on while spending a Saturday with my mom. Because Spring can still be chilly and often times rainy, we can’t put away all the sweaters just yet.

To stay warm and still feel like you are participating in Spring fashion, I recommend bright or pastel colored sweaters. Its not rocket science but incorporating those colors will immediately take your look from drab to fab!

My sweater is from Crown & Ivy which you can find at Belk! If you know me well, you know I LOVE Belk because I can always find super cute items on a great deal. I almost never pay full price for anything because I know it will go on sale. My jeans are Express, and my loafers are last season but they are from Brooks Brothers. They are SO comfortable.

What are your favorite items to wear for Spring?! Comment below or tag me in your fashion posts on Instagram with @palmettocouture or #palmettocouture.

Have an awesome day!

Did you hear the news?!

Friends,

To say I am excited is an understatement…

Palmetto Couture was featured in one of my local area newspapers last week!

I am so thankful for the exposure and the interest in my blog by the Loris Times!

Since beginning my blog back in November, I have had several opportunities available to me that have been so awesome and allowed me to connect with some very sweet people. I hope to grow my blog and continue to create content that you all enjoy!

Special thank you to Jen Boyd, author of the articles, for reaching out and believing in me. You are awesome!

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3 Must-Haves for Spring!

Hi friends,

March is here, and I am so ready for warm weather! I absolutely love getting outside and being active this time of year. Another thing I love, is switching out my closet to prepare for the warmer months. Southerners know how hot it can get during the summer time, so I am going to milk these few spring months for as long as they last!

In the midst of transitioning to warm weather clothing, here are 3 of my must-haves for this Spring season:

1. Statement Flats– I am currently OBSESSED with lace up and studded flats! They started with top fashion designers like Valentino and have worked their way into more affordable options. Thank goodness!

These are perfect with skinny jeans, shorts, dresses, you name it! I’ve linked some of my favorites below.

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Steve Madden (shown)/ Halogen Studded (obsesses with these!)/ Target Lace Ups (awesome price!)

2. Neon Everything– While in the winter months I am heavily clad in a black and gray scale, Spring gives me a chance to break out of the classics and have a little fun. A pop of neon is a way to brighten your look without resembling a highlighter.

One of my favorite ways to incorporate neon is with a cute clutch or handbag. Its an easy way to sass things up!

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TopShop Saddle Bag (shown)/ Neon Pink Clutch/Neon Citron Tee

3. Bright Lips– If you know me well, you know my obsession with lipstick. I have over 40 lipsticks and am always looking for more! This spring, I see bright lips in the forecast including hot pinks, bold corals, and fuchsias.

I’ve always said a lipstick can change your mood and your look instantly. Check out the fun colors linked below.

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Maybelline in Fuschia Fever (shown)/ COLOURPOP in Scandy/ Lancome in Miss Coquelicot

What are your favorite spring items to wear? Let me know by commenting! Also, don’t forget to subscribe (left side of screen) by email so you never miss a post.

Chic Stripes and Suede Boots

Hi friends!

I can’t believe it is already February! This is probably the coldest month that we experience in South Carolina so I am trying to get in all my sweaters, fur, and boots while I can. Today’s look is one of my favorite pieces that I haven’t worn out yet (aka you’ll probably see me out and about with this soon!)

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This poncho is from THIS website. My mom got me this as a Christmas present, and it is so pretty I’m disappointed in myself for not wearing it sooner!

I have worn these black jeans over and over again this winter because they are super comfortable and the rips give them an extra edge. These jeans are from Articles of Society.

My new favorite knee high boots are from GUESS and they are so chic! They are suede and have some nice details on the side including a faux buckle. These are definitely boots that I can pair with a nicer dress or make casual with jeans or leggings.

I’m loving this outfit because I can take it from lunch with the girls all the way to happy hour or an early evening out with friends. It also fits the bill for stylish and warm which as you remember from this article is important to me!

Hope you all have an awesome week! For more fashion fun and updates, follow me on Instagram @palmettocouture!!

Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts for Her!

Hi friends!

Only a few days until Valentine’s Day and you may be wondering if your man took your hints on the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Or if you are a single gal, you may be thinking of getting yourself a little something special because being single doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself! 😉

So whether you are deciding what to buy yourself or you need a way to give a better hint to your significant other, read and share my list of great last minute Valentine’s gifts for her below:

If she’s a FITNESS freak: The Barbella Box is an awesome gift that you can make a one time purchase of or start a monthly subscription for her! It includes fitness gear and products that will help her strength gains and make her look better in a bikini- which is a win for her and for you!

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Another option for a fit chick is the ever popular and so worth it, Wunder Unders from Lululemon. While they are pretty pricey, these leggings are great quality and make the booty look nice!

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If she’s a FASHIONISTA: You can’t go wrong with a trip to your local Sunglass Hut or department store to pick up these bad boys. Ray-Bans are always in style and these are so classic that few women would turn them down!

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If she’s a THOUGHTFUL girl, this Pinterest inspired gift might be perfect and also ridiculously inexpensive! Purchase a mason jar, some ribbon, and paper, and place little notes inside that say all the reasons you love her. You might want to have a tissue near as well because this is sure to bring on the water works!

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And last but not least, if you are dating a BASIC chick, its safe to say a Starbucks giftcard, Uggs, or a selfie stick would probably make your lady jump for joy! I don’t know what is more basic than that.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
XOXO,
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