Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Country Living Fair

This past weekend I went to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta with my friend Holly. It was our first time going and we had an absolute blast walking around & looking at all the different little booths. Each booth was unique in its own way & it was so cool to see how the owners decorated with their own style. I snapped some photos of some of my favorite items/booths & thought I would share them with y'all! Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Colors

ASOS lace top (love this) / H&M skirt (adorable option) / Ruche tights / Urban Outfitters heels / Michael Kors watch / vintage gold bracelet
 
Mustard is one of my favorite colors for fall. However, because it doesn't look that great with my skin tone color, I usually only wear it in skirts or pants. I got this skirt at H&M a while ago & thought i'd pair it with these tights for an outfit full of fun fall colors. If you noticed my leopard manicure or follow me on Instagram, I recently tried the new Sally Hansen nail decals and absolutely love them! They were super easy to use and come in a ton of different designs. I'll definitely be going back to CVS to get some more soon :) I hope you all had a wonderul weekend!
 
 
 


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bit of Plaid

Old Navy polka dot chambray top (similar) / J. Crew plaid scarf (love this & this) / J.Crew skirt (similar) / Dolce Vita ankle boots / A Beautiful Heart bracelet c/o / Brighthouse Baubles bubble bracelet c/o / Michael Kors Watch

 Happy Thursday everyone!
 
Be sure to enter my Brighthouse Baubles giveaway if you haven't yet!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brighthouse Baubles Giveaway

 
J.Crew striped top (on sale!) / Old Navy military vest (jacket version) / Gap boyfriend jeans (also love these) / Dolce Vita ankle boots / Tory Burch handbag / Michael Kors watch / Brighthouse Baubles navy bubble bracelet c/o
 
Brighthouse Baubles is an online jewelry store offering trendy jewelry at affordable prices & today they're giving away a navy bubble bracelet to one Minted Glam reader! Enter below by 10/27 for your chance to win one of these adorable bracelets.
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Floral Denim: From Summer to Fall

J. Crew bow sweater (old - cute option) / Forever 21 floral denim (option 1 & option 2)  / Dolce Vita boots (similar)
 
Floral prints have been everywhere this year & I'm so glad they have carried over into another season. For a fall look, I paired these jeans with my favorite cashmere sweater & boots. An outfit that includes flowers & a bow will always be on the top of my list. :)
 
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fashion Talk with Miss South Carolina USA

I'm so excited to introduce to you the beautiful Miss South Carolina USA, Erika Powell! Erika has not only carried the crown this year as Miss SC USA, but she was also crowned Miss SC back in 2005. Erika always looks gorgeous & I recently had the opportunity to ask her some questions about her personal style.
Describe your style in three words.      
BOLD. Eclectic. Evolving.

Were you born a fashionista, or was fashion something you learned to love as you got older?
Baby, I was born this way! Always playing dress up... girly, gaga, and glam I have always loved fashion, fabrics, textures, and colors and finding ways to make them my own! I didn't always have the right combination, but I was never afraid to try something NEW!


 Is there a fashion choice from your past that still haunts you?
TOO MUCH FLORAL and let's lose the hat and frilly socks! woah! I will admit, my Mother had a lot to do with our "special holiday attire" and fashion choices... I believe this was Easter in 1994.
I now stay away from flowered patterns that look like they could be tablecloths straight out of an American Girl's novel.


What's your ideal every-day wear?
Something comfortable that makes a statement. I love Beija-Flor Jeans (Greenville, SC company). I wear them to events, on the plane, and dress them up to go out at night and they never look stretched out or ill-fitting. They come up higher on your waist so you never have to tug or readjust your pants before or after you sit! www.ilovethesejeans.com Pairing jeans with something silk or lacy is a way to feel feminine and structured. I always have a sweater, leather jacket, or blazer... layers are a must, especially in the fall-flexible weather of the South.

If you could give one piece of advice to fashionistas reading Minted Glam, what would it be?
Don't be afraid to try new things! However, just because something is new and trending "in style" doesn't mean you were born to wear it. It is fun to try on new looks, but always, always, ALWAYS, dress for your shape... that is something uniquely YOU that will never go out of style!

If you could constantly fill your closet with one designer's collection, whose would it be?
Elie Saab

Whats your favorite fall trend this year?
GLITTER!!!!!!! It's back. It's staying... it's my favorite color! seriously. I make sure to have sparkles somewhere at all times and I am THRILLED that sequins, studs, sparkles, and glitter, are out in full force. I love finding ways to wear them all the time. Dressing up and down different outfits, I find a way to juxtapose just about everything in my fashion pairings. (denim & diamonds, lace & lead, sequins & studs)


What does Miss South Carolina never leave home without...besides her crown, of course?
My iphone, camera, sunglasses, and a pair of workout clothes... you never know when you will get to the gym when you live on the road!

No holding back...how many pairs of shoes do you own?
 78

Being in pageants must have its stressful moments. Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction?
This happened back when I was Miss South Carolina 2005 (America Pageant). I volunteered to pick up trash on a South Carolina highway in the middle of summer... incredibly hot! I wore a halter top and shorts with my hair up to be as cool as possible. Needless to say, wearing a sticky bra under the halter top was the bad part of this idea. When you're super sweaty and bending over to pick up trash in the heat of the day, nothing sticks to your body! I was soon having to find another bra and shirt before one of the other volunteers could have picked up my "trash" somewhere on the roadside!
 Thanks so much Erika for sharing your fashion experiences & style advice!
 
Be sure to visit Erika here to see more of this gorgeous gal:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dots & Flowers

 
 ASOS peplum top (love this & similar) / Forever 21 polka dot jeans (or similar) / Libby Edelman heels / Forever 21 necklace / A Beautiful Heart bracelet c/o / Michael Kors watch / Ray Ban sunnies
 
Yes, I'm wearing polka dots again. And yes, they have been one of my favorite patterns this year! :) Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! 
 
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Repeat

 
Fringe & Lace Boutique leopard blouse (last seen here) / J.Crew matchstick cords / Sam Edelman heels or similar / ASOS clutch / Name Jewelry Spot monogram necklace / Michael Kors watch / Chloe + Isabel spike bracelets / Ray Ban sunnies
 
 Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Spotted

H&M sweater / Forever 21 skirt (similar or love this)/ J.Crew polka dot tights (almost exact same or smaller print) / Kelsie Dagger ankle boots & here or another option / Forever 21 necklace (cute option)
 
Tights have always been one of my favorite fall/winter wardrobe pieces. I have them in all sorts of colors/patterns & love the way that they can add that extra element to an oufit while also hiding my un-tanned legs! :) What are some of your favorite cold weather pieces that you take with you from year to year?