Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day?

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Let every other girl wear what’s expected; we’ll take sleek, chic winter white any day! This vintage, avant garde cocktail dress is simply perfect for making an entrance and turning heads during Birmingham’s social season.

Alas, darlings - this one is sold. *Wink*

Via Gravel Ghost Vintage at Etsy.com

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Ask Alexis: Where can I find Olivia Pope’s white coat?


Darlings, if you’ve been looking for fabulous white coats similar to those worn by Scandal’s Olivia Pope, IT’S HANDLED! While I can’t offer you any deals on the gorgeous Burberry Prorsum coat she wore earlier in the season (which sells for about $2600), you can check out these options at a retailer near you:

Military: Ecru Military Coat by White House Black Market, $248

Cape: Colorblock Wool Cape by Banana Republic, $225

Trench: Michael Kors “Cassandra” Belted Trench in white at Zappos.com, $134

Shawl collar: Jessica Simpson Double-Breasted Shawl Collar Coat in off white at Von Maur, $162

Wrap: Michael Kors Belted Wrap Coat in winter white at Victoria’s Secret, $158 (originally $198)

Double-breasted: Via Spiga Double-Breasted Wool Coat in winter white at Belk, now $159.99 (originally $280)

Convertible: RACHEL Rachel Roy Wool-Blend Boucle Convertible Coat in ivory at Macy’s, now $159.99 (originally $280; sale price ends 12/2/13)

Since Kerry Washington is expecting, I hope she’ll break out something especially amazing and over-the-top to cover her bump, like this voluminous, scultptural Armani Collezioni Wool Drop Shoulder Coat in antique, $2675 at Saks.

Happy shopping!


The Haute List: C. Wonder


Have you checked out the new C. Wonder located at the Summit? Here are our top picks from the chic yet whimsical emporium:

Clothing: Because we love anything monogrammed, we chose the Intarsia Initial Crewneck sweater, available in six colors ($78). It’s perfect solo or with an oxford shirt layered underneath.

Jewelry: By now you also know we love blingtastic arm candy. So choosing this Pave Dome Studded cuff ($98) was a no-brainer.

Bags: Who couldn’t use a roomy but fashionable carry-all? This lightweight Nylon Easy Tote ($78) comes in six colors, has inside pockets and can be used as a diaper bag.

Shoes: Although we love our heels, and C. Wonder has some options in leopard and accented with glitter, treat your feet to a pair of Pebbled Leather Driving Mocs ($98), great with slacks, shorts and skirts.

Accessories: Baby, it’s cold outside! Keep those hands toasty with this pair of Tres Chic Cashmere Intarsia gloves ($58). And yes, you can still use your smartphone while wearing them!

Home & Decor: Gold accessories are a huge trend, so why not dress up your serving ware with it as well? These gold ikat Mini Appetizer Plates ($48), Dessert Plates ($48), and Coasters ($38) are perfect for serving your own guests, and would make snazzy hostess gifts as well. We’ll take this matching Tea for One set ($38), too!

Ready to shop? Sign up for email notifications and receive 20% off your purchase! The website is also currently offering free ground shipping on orders over $75 and shoppers can enjoy 30% off 3 or more items with code GIFTS30 (terms apply; inquire before attempting to use codes and discounts in-store).

C. Wonder is located at 214 Summit Boulevard, near the former Swoozy’s location.

Happy shopping!

Image via C. Wonder

We’re obsessed with…


…this Grande Crystal Drops necklace, from J. Crew (now $139.99).

Had Mathilde Loisel – heroine of Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story The Necklace - known such affordable luxury existed, it might have literally changed her life (if you are unfamiliar with the short story, enjoy the recorded version below).

If you have champagne taste on a seltzer budget (or if you simply like well-made, unique accessories at great prices), J. Crew offers unique pieces which add fabulous touches to the simplest of ensembles without breaking the bank, and this exquisite statement necklace is very special.

Image via J. Crew


These open work high heeled sandals by Zara ($99.90) will cure what ails me.

Images via Zara

It’s cuffing season…


This luxe arm candy would make Diana Prince proud! Try wearing a pair of matching gold ones on each arm, Wonder Woman-style. (It should go without saying that this should be your main accessory statement so as not to overwhelm your look.)

Now all you need are an invisible plane and a lasso of truth!

Fringe cuff by BCBG, $118
Smooth Modern Armour cuff by ASOS, $26.70
Mirror studded cuff by Forever 21, $4.80
Jeweled cuff by J. Crew, $125
Matte black and gold triangle cuff by Blu Bijoux, $28

We’re obsessed with…


…this leopard foldover clutch by Clare Vivier. *Sigh*

We live for all things leopard…and this calf hair clutch is the perfect way to inject a little fierce kitty chic into your wardrobe. Animal print can be considered a “new neutral”, and you can carry this with virtually ANY color and still be on point.

If animal print is not your thing, Vivier’s clutches come in a ton of other finishes and are a luxe addition to your handbag collection.

Image via Clare Vivier

Dress like you mean it.


Don’t let this be you.

Are you ready for that upcoming interview, date, social occasion or vacation? Does your look desperately need a shot in the armoire? Contact Alexis for personal shopping, style advice and closet reorganization today!

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Congrats to our Shop Save & Share giveaway winners!


*Drumroll, please!*

And the winners of the 2013 Shop Save & Share giveaway are:

J. Pearce
M. Harper
E. Prewitt
J. Coates
T. Beville

Please provide your mailing addresses as soon as possible so your prizes can be mailed to you. If you didn’t win, you still have time to purchase a card for use October 23rd through November 3rd (with all the great savings, it really does pay for itself, and the proceeds help worthy causes)!

Happy shopping!

Image via The Junior League of Birmingham

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