It's all in the details

Top from a Franklin, TN boutique, similar green top here // white skinnies // bracelet set (2), Old Navy- sold only in stores, similar here // wedges // Stella & Dot drop earrings, similar SD earrings here 
This outfit may be one of my very favorite summer ensembles from my photo shoot in Chattanooga a few months ago! And how gorgeous is the backdrop? My photographer for the shoot (who also happens to be my wedding photographer :) ) found this driveway near her house. Amazing! 
One reason I LOVE this outfit, is the amazing green color of the top. You guys know I love everything off the shoulder, but the color.... a beautiful bonus! Choosing one standout piece for an otherwise neutral outfit will really turn heads. I have never owned a bright green top, and it really adds some variety to my closet!
Old Navy for the win- these are their famous Rockstar skinnies and they fit like a dream! I have an extremely long inseam, so they are more like crops on me..but that's ok. I have yet to find a pair of white jeans that fit as great as these. White jeans are risky (hello, red wine!) but they look great paired with a colored top and will transition well into fall. Think white skinnies with a light sweater or plaid shirt!
My bracelets are also from Old Navy. I stacked two sets for more of an arm party! They only sell these in-store, but I linked a similar set above from Baublebar. I have never been a bracelet girl until this season. I love how stacking them makes a statement and can really add to an outfit. 
Don't forget some unique shoes to add to this detailed look! These Jeffrey Campbell wedges have amazing cut outs and are so comfortable...seriously! A neutral shoe looks edgier when it has some interesting details (laces, cut outs, zipper/buckle details, etc). 
Add some drop earrings, and you're good to go! Adding detailed pieces like jewelry or new shoes can also refresh outfits you've had for awhile in your closet. Next time you want to dress up a tee, add some fringe earrings or an on-trend choker necklace. This fall, add some over the knee boots to your skinnies and plaid. 
Have fun accessorizing! XoXo

Sweetest Stitch

tee // culottes // TOMS clogs 
I am SO excited to introduce a new online boutique that I have discovered- The Sweetest Stitch. The internet is FULL of online boutiques, and many of those carry the exact same pieces as the next one. When Style Collective announced our partnership with Sweetest Stitch, I was immediately excited to work with them! 
I am so impressed with the selection of unique items they carry. This sporty tee is amazingly comfortable and such a unique color. I chose to pair it with some denim culottes and 70's inspired retro clogs for a vintage feel. This tee is so versatile- it would look just as great with some denim cutoffs and my favorite chuck taylors! 
These culottes are from Express; I will admit it was a stretch for me to rock a pair of these. Confidence is key when pulling off a risky style. While maybe not my most favorite pant of all time, I feel like they would look even better with a crochet crop top or a great utility vest in the fall! 
I have always had a love for TOMS, ever since the original design hit the market. Their mission is amazing (in case you didn't know, for every pair sold they give a child in need a new pair of shoes. Their motto is "One for One"). Lately they have branched out from the original design to more feminine styles like these clogs (and so 70's!) These are made from real lime tree wood and have the comfiest soles. Winner all around!
Please check out The Sweetest Stitch at the link above! Some of my other favorites are this tank and this gorgeous maxi. If you find something you like (and I am confident you will!), use my code STYLECOLLECTIVE for 10% OFF your total purchase! 

Serendipity Boutique private shopping experience

This past Thursday, I was invited to a special preview event for Serendipity Boutique's grand opening of their new space in Johnson City, TN! I had my very own private shopping hour where I had the entire store to myself! SO fun and SO very dangerous to the wallet ;) !  Let's just say I took home a new summer wardrobe..complete with the cutest TOMS wedges. I made sure to document the entire experience so you guys could see this amazing space and their gorgeous clothes/accessories. Don't worry if you aren't local to the Northeast TN area- they have an online store as well!

The space itself is amazing! As soon as I walked in, I was so impressed. Their decor is very modern and clean, and the layout makes it easy to shop without feeling overwhelmed. The clothes were organized by color and style (dresses in one section, shorts in another, etc) and the accessories were displayed beautifully. I honestly believe layout is so important- too many racks and no true organization and I just don't feel like shopping! There was plenty of space and comfy seating- it would make such a great afternoon for a girls' shopping trip! 

From graphic tees to gorgeous dresses, Serendipity has it all. Honestly, this is my new favorite boutique. No matter the occasion, you are SURE to find something here! I had so many clothes packed into my dressing room that I ran out of time to try them all on! Another plus- the clothes there are unique. Some boutiques have 'copycat' styles that are similar to one another- not this one! I saw pieces that I had never seen, so you are sure to stand out in a crowd. 

My favorite part of the whole experience was how friendly and helpful the staff was the entire hour! The girls were so sweet! They would notice items I had in my hand and would help me out with outfit ideas or accessories. An honest opinion is much appreciated, and they were quick to offer any feedback should I ask! So, so impressed with these gals!

From casual to dressy- this place had everything! One point that the owner, Sarah Hull, made was that they try to keep items around a $50 price point. Certainly some items are above/below that amount, but Serendipity is a place where anyone can find something within their price range. From Umgee to Jude Connally- there is truly something for EVERYONE!

Their selection of dresses was endless! From beach-y to special occasion!

One of my favorite graphic tees they carry (and trust me, I had about 3 more that are now on my wish list!) 

This tank was literally the softest tank I have ever worn. It came home with me, obvi. 

Looking for work attire? These black pull-on stretch pants were to die for! AMAZING. That is all. 

Charleston beach dress- yes, please!

Feeding my off the shoulder obsession :) 

Looking for the perfect gift for that special gal in your life? (BFF, wife, sister, mom?) They have gift cards! Believe me- they will LOVE it!

If you want to keep up with Serendipity on social media (sales, new product, ordering online, etc)- check them out below:

Facebook // Website // Twitter // Pinterest 

A HUGE thank you to Sarah and the entire staff of Serendipity for such an amazing experience and for all the goodies (some of which I will review soon!) I am a huge advocate of 'shop local', and you can't go wrong with this boutique. It's so important to support local businesses, and I appreciate the same support as a new fashion blogger. Much love! <3 xo xo