Peach Sweet Tea & A String of Pearls

October 22, 2011

Good morning dolls! Hope you’re having a great start to your weekend!

I had a wonderful Friday with my Nana! She took me to eat lunch at the tea room in Ringgold, Georgia called "Cottage Treasures." This place is absolutely ADORBS and soooo girly, so naturally I love it! The food is absolutely delicious as well and of course I had to indulge in some peach sweet tea…I’m a southern girl after all! J

Sometimes I wish I could wear Audrey Hepburn’s famous outfit in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: a little black dress (LBD), black gloves, pearls, and a hair jewel that looks like a tiara. Since I very well couldn’t wear a tiara and gloves, I decided to at least wear one element of Hepburn’s famous outfit: a strand of pearls! And not just any pearls, but a special strand of pearls that Nana gave me a few years ago for Christmas. My grandfather (Daddy Jack) had given Nana a 3-stranded pearl necklace many years ago and Nana decided to re-strand one strand for me! There's nothing like receiving jewelry from family that has special meaning. You really can’t go wrong with pearls…when in doubt, wear pearls! They are SO classy and elegant. I knew these special pearls would be perfect to wear today!  

Close-up of my pearls from Nana!

I also wore a couple of new items today. I bought this black & brown striped blazer a few weeks ago at Forever 21 for $25. I know I’ve blogged about a couple of other blazers I have…I just love the look of a blazer paired with skinny jeans! A piece of advice for wearing a top with horizontal stripes...make sure the hem of it hits you ABOVE the widest part of your hips...if it hits across it makes you look wider!

Blazer: F21
Black Skinny Jeans: H&M
Black t-shirt: Philosophy by Republic
Shoes: Missoni for Target!

I was also SO excited to pair my jacket with my new Missoni for Target heels (that I mentioned in my very first blog post…check it out here: Missoni: Tar-jay Style)!!! I knew they would work well with my outfit because they were the same color scheme (black & brown). I had these babies on all day long from around noon to 10 pm…needless to say 10 hours in them killed my feet but I am a firm believer in sacrificing comfort for fashion!!!!

Love me a chunky heel!!!

Close-up of my heels!!


And finally, this post would not be complete without a picture of my sweet Nana and me at the Tea Room! I am SO blessed & thankful to have such a special relationship with her!



Thank you so much as always for reading! Also if you enjoy reading my blog I would LOVE for you to become a follower (of my blog AND my twitter account, refer to the links on the side)! I so appreciate everyone stopping by! I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend. I'm leaving soon for Knoxville to spend the weekend with some great friends!

Xoxo,
Ashley

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