concrete jungle

posted on: Friday, September 27, 2013

hey everyone! i arrived back home yesterday from a trip down to summerton to visit daniel. it was a short, but sweet escape from the ordinary hustle and bustle in atlanta. i didn't take any glamour shots for the blog since i decided to stay in my favorite tshirt and distressed jeans for the day of my visit... sometimes i like to embrace that country girl that lingers in me. today i'm back to work and i'm loving the beautiful fall weather that i feel coming our way here in the south. being from savannah we don't get much of a change in foliage, up in atlanta and the north georgia mountains the trees change from green, to red, orange, and yellow. it's such a beautiful transition. i can't wait to head to a pumpkin patch soon! 

i hope everyone has a wonderful day! 

this fall a great trend starting is the pairing of green and black, especially zebra stripe textures...because i have not had a chance (or the budget) to go out and shop for a few new fall key pieces i looked to what i already had in my closet for a bit of inspiration.

every girl has a classic white v-neck and a pair of black pants or shorts. i took these key items and paired them with a vintage scarf and a tweed flower that i've had in my closet for as long as i can remember. i loved the lady-like look that came out of the pairing, and the colors were right on point for popular colors this fall.

these trusty pumps from zara add spice to every outfit! 

how do you plan to incorporate this trend? do you like it??
let me know what you think!

{outfit details} 
shirt: banana republic (similar here!)
shorts: gameday by entourage in athens, ga 
scarf: vintage 
flower pin: gap (oldddddd)
shoes: zara (plan to upgrade to these or these this season :))
watch: micheal kors
bangles: kate spade and anthropologie

photos by Katie Coon


posted on: Monday, September 23, 2013

hey everyone! how was the weekend?? i hope you found it relaxing, full of good food, and quality time with family and friends... certainly what I would have been doing if I had not been working! ah the woes of working in retail! but someone has to be there while you ladies shop till you drop :)

today i'm doing my take on pearls with my treasured wooden gems from a boutique i found on my first trip to italy. in italy i was so entranced by the easy, yet poised style that all of these women embraced... and they call it "la sprezzatura," or studied nonchalance. the perfect definition that i aim for my style to be, it's studied but its carefree and easy. a button down, with a splash of character, like my wooden necklace, or a be-jeweled style that you can find at any J. Crew is an easy go to that i always turn to sprezzatura! 


{outfit details}
shirt: J. Crew, new white version here!
pants: talbots
shoes: steve madden, newer style i'm loving here!
bag: orvis, really a shell case!
sunnies: anthropologie
watch: michael kors
ring trio: c wonder
nails: essie, merino cool
bracelets: anthropologie and juicy couture outlet
::check out juicy couture online tonight! they're doing an xtra 30% off their whole site::

photos by Katie Coon

everything will be ok

posted on: Friday, September 20, 2013

my photographer katie discovered this fabulous wall, and i love when we find walls that say it all. through the thick, the thin, sickness, death, birth, life, everything will be ok. God has us all taken care of.

God bless folks, tgif!!


shirt: pink by victoria's secret (check out all their latest colors here!)
pants: sanctuary from anthropologie
belt: anthropologie
sunnies: anthropologie
watch: michael kors
purse: pitaya in athens, ga
pumps: zara (similar here!)

photos by katie coon

ooh la la

posted on: Thursday, September 19, 2013

happy thursday everyone!
how was the day? it was beautiful weather here in Atlanta, 
and I had the pleasure of having the day off to enjoy it :))

so a fun fact about me is that i am absolutely obsessed with audrey hepburn. i know, i know, a lot of people say that....but i am beyond obsessed with her. i have about 15 books about her, a picture of her in every room of my house, i can quote most of the movies she was in, AND i have managed to memorize all of the songs in My Fair Lady. i buy clothes because they remind me of her, and i plan to one day have breakfast at tiffany's. i aspire to have her grace, her style, and have a love for little things, which it seemed that she truly did. i may have her on a pedestal of what i imagine the perfect woman to be...but hey, she seemed pretty damn perfect. 

{outfit details}
shirt: kate spade outlet
pants: corey lynn calter from anthropologie 
shoes: talbots 
necklace: private gallery in athens, ga
watch: michael kors
accents: kate spade outlet and kate spade
audrey journal: barnes and noble
polish: merino cool by essie

photos by katie coon

polished sass

posted on: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

goodmorning folks! 

i am back in action after a relaxing weekend filled with a visit from my beau, and a breakfast date with my brother... needless to say, what a wonderful weekend! 

lately i have been scouring the pages of all of the fall fashion editions of magazines. i cannot wait to start pulling out my fall pieces, however that may happen later rather than sooner down here in the southern heat. this shift dress is the perfect pop of color, and according to lucky magazine bright pinks mixed with rich navy's and black's will be quite the popular trend this fall! i'm looking forward to playing around with this bright piece!

thanks for stopping in, and make sure to follow to stay up to date on all things darcy


{outfit details}
dress: kate spade outlet
boots: cedrina by aldo
necklace: j. crew
tote: kate spade outlet
sunnies: anthropologie
watch: michael kors
bangles: kate spade, anthropologie, gift from patrick (my bro!)

photos by Katie Coon

blurred lines

posted on: Friday, September 13, 2013

tgif ladies and gentleman! we've finally made it to the weekend, and that means picnics in the park, movie marathons, and cocktails with friends... my weekend will be spent spending quality time with my other half, daniel, a long awaited visit! 
cheers to the weekend and all the fun it brings! 

xo A

shirt: anthropologie (one of the most comfortable things i own!)
skirt: anthropologie
shoes: sam edelman
purse: kate spade
earrings: f21
sunnies: street vendor
polish: essie "fiji"

photos by katie coon

still feeling... nautical

posted on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

happy wednesday everyone! 

after my trip to maine i'm still daydreaming about the sailboats anchored in the beautiful waters, 
but i'm happy to be back in the swing of things in my humid home state :)

jacket: zara, basics collection
tank: urban outfitters
jeans: american eagle
shoes: talbots
purse: kate spade
sunnies: anthropologie
jewelry: michael kors, kate spade, and c wonder
polish: essie "fiji"

photos by katie coon

the maine event

posted on: Monday, September 9, 2013

a trip to maine
friends, new family, and special moments

a visit with a cousin
(my mothers cousin Jim)

relaxing with the view
(my mom and her husband Tommy)

 a 94-yr-old birthday
(tommy's mother, Emily, turned 94 last week!)

a wedding of a pretty pair
(tommy's niece Emily, and her new husband Nick)

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