Ask Alexis!

Q: Where can I find a top similar to the cute printed blouse Reese Witherspoon wore in New Orleans, as seen in People? – M.

A: Isn’t her blouse easy breezy? While I don’t know exactly where Ms. Witherspoon found her blouse, I will say you can find one that is just as cute and (bonus!) easy on the pocketbook at TARGET! This button-down by Merona is in a lightweight lawn and is $22.99 online. Even better, Target is offering a “buy one, get one half off” deal on select clothing, shoes and accessories through June 28! So go ahead and get the pineapple or whale print versions too!

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Looking for something haute or hard-to find? Need style advice? Just ask!

Images via Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram and Target, respectively

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Thank you, Leading Edge Institute!

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It was an absolute pleasure sharing tips on aligning professional dress with one’s brand at last night’s Summer Institute. I met so many ambitious, eager young women who are sure to make an incredible difference in this state and beyond, and am humbled that I was invited to participate!

And I love their motto!

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Leading Edge Institute brings together Alabama’s college-aged women to prepare and inspire them to make a difference in this state through its leadership program.   To learn more about Leading Edge Institute, click HERE.

Do you (your office or organization) need tips on dressing for success? Need to know how to create a versatile professional wardrobe on a budget? Not sure about transitioning your wardrobe from campus to the corporate office (while retaining your sense of personal style)? Feel free to contact me!

Spend the #SummerinLilly

 

 

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Thank you to Belk for having me host the Lilly Pulitzer fashion show last Saturday! I am a huge fan of Lilly’s whimsical, distinctive prints and classic silhouettes (as well as the story behind the brand), and it was a treat to wear this Biltmore Maxi Dress ($298).

National Wear Your Lilly Day is June 21, which is the first day of summer! The line’s iconic resort wear and accessories are perfect for lounging by the pool or at the beach and can be worn by jazzy ladies of all ages!

Image via Lilly Pulitzer

That’s #SoSwoozies

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If you follow this blog on Instagram (@samechicdifferentday) then you know just how much I love Swoozie’s! Seriously, go by there to check out the amazing items I found there for grads, babies, brides and of course – hitting the beach or pool this summer! My most recent excursion into Swoozie’s was for the following items by Kate Spade, all of which add a little something extra to my day.

Clockwise:
Rain Check umbrella, $38
Break the Ice insulated tumbler, $18
Rotating stamp, $24
Treat Yourself reusable shopping tote, $16

Because I want you to enjoy what Swoozie’s has to offer (and get your long weekend off to a great start), I’m giving away a $20 gift card to one reader!

There are three ways to enter:

1. TWEET “I’m #SoSwoozies!” and tag @SameChicSouth;

2. FOLLOW @samechicdifferentday on Instagram, THEN COMMENT “I’m #SoSwoozies!” on ONE giveaway announcement; and

3. COMMENT “I’m #SoSwoozies!” on this post.

Entries will be accepted through 12 PM CST on Monday; the winner will be announced on Monday at 2 PM.

Swoozie’s Summit store is located at 305A Summit Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35243.

Happy shopping!

Images via Swoozie’s

 

When life hands you lemons…

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…throw your lipstick, ID and money inside one and head out for some fun.

This whimsical “Vita Riva” wicker clutch by Kate Spade is the perfect pick-me-up for your summer whites.

Image via Kate Spade

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There’s just nothing like a new pair of shoes! I needed a black pump (these are J. Crew’s “Falsetto”)…but these have a little something extra, no? Sorry; these lovelies are sold out!

Shop with Swoozie’s this Saturday!

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Looking for a fun boutique experience with fab finds at a variety of price points? Then let me tell you about Swoozie’s! This store is my go-to for baby, bridal and housewarming gifts, and it’s also my destination for stationery and hostess items with pizzazz (okay, and random pick-me-ups)! It’s the perfect spot to find distinctive gifts for colleagues, friends, family…and yourself! It reminds me of my favorite stores growing up: Surprises Inside at Cordova Mall and The Treasure Chest in my hometown. I can always find something special and well-made when I stop by The Summit store.

I’ve also used Swoozie’s in-house custom invitation service and my experience in designing invitations and personal stationery with their team was superb. AND they monogram! From stationery and party supplies to home goods and jewelry as well as unique gifts for social occasions, you just can’t go wrong.

This Saturday (May 3rd), Swoozie’s is hosting a housewarming party at their new location at The Summit, and YOU’RE INVITED! Pop in between 11 AM and 2 PM for door prizes, discounts, cocktails and  of course – great shopping! The new Swoozie’s is located next to Bed Bath and Beyond.

Be sure to follow Same Chic Different Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@samechicdifferentday)? I’ll be sharing fab tips and items from Swoozie’s this evening!

 

We love: Sophia Webster for J.Crew

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Have you ever just spotted a pair (okay, an entire line) of shoes you need RIGHT. THIS. SECOND?

That’s how I felt when I heard fab London footwear designer Sophia Webster was partnering with J. Crew. And now the collaboration is live, via jcrew.com. The stiletto and kitten heels feature J. Crew’s unique prints and luxe fabrics with Webster’s affinity for craftmanship and whimsy (somehow she strikes just the right note so that these shoes don’t read “trying to hard to be a hipster/trendsetter/attention-getter”). Prices range from $320-$695; if anyone is feeling particularly generous, I’ll take the Poppy, Riko and Lola pumps in a size 8.

Worried about how to style a stand-out shoe? Keep the rest of your ensemble simple: destroyed denim and easy tees for casual dressing or your neutral sheath dresses, tailored pants or suits (okay, is anyone actually still wearing suits?) for the office will look great with these. They provide just enough “pop” to keep your look interesting.

Check out the designs HERE.

Screenshots via J. Crew

We’re giving away passes to JLB Bargain Bash!

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***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Congrats to M. McGlamery for winning the VIP passes!***

It’s time for Bargain Carousel, Birmingham’s 1,000 family garage sale, benefiting the community projects offered by the Junior League of Birmingham! On April 26 and 27, you can shop the sale at the former JC Penney/Century Plaza Mall and find deals on everything from gently used clothing, appliances, furniture and home decor, electronics, art, sporting goods, heirlooms, antiques and baby items – all at terrific prices! Even better: your shopping will help women and children in the Birmingham area.

But that’s not all. Bargain Bash – the event’s preview cocktail party – kicks off tomorrow night and we’re giving away passes to one SCDD reader today! These VIP passes will allow you (and a friend!) to attend the Bargain Bash preview party with early entry at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 24. Early entry means one extra hour of pre-sale shopping before general admission entry begins at 7:00 PM and “first dibs” on sale and over 150 live/silent auction items.  The live auction will feature items including SEC Championship tickets and a New Orleans Saints Experience!

Want a chance WIN Bargain Bash VIP tickets?

Simply comment “It’s CHIC to be VIP!” on this post! The winner’s name will be drawn at 6:00 PM today. Please use a valid email address where you can be contacted if you win.  The winner (and guest) may report to Will Call at Bargain Bash tomorrow evening for wristbands and auction bid cards. All decisions final.

***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Congrats to M. McGlamery for winning the VIP passes!***

If you don’t win, you may purchase VIP tickets ($40) or General Admission tickets ($30) to Bargain Bash by clicking HERE.

Tips to remember:

Arrive early for Bargain Bash (and for Bargain Carousel, if you plan to shop this weekend)! Lines will form.

Bring a bag or two (or even a cart!) to Bargain Bash and Bargain Carousel; you’re probably going to want to load up on deals.

During Bargain Bash, items will be sold at double the marked/listed sale price.

Bargain Bash parking is at the back of the mall; enter at the JC Penney entrance closest to Entry 4.  Century Plaza is located at 7580 Crestwood Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35210.

Pre-sale tickets for Bargain Carousel will be available Friday, April 25 from 3-7 PM; shoppers may purchase up to 4 tickets at $10 per ticket to the Saturday Sale.

Bargain Carousel 2014 will open its doors on Saturday, April 26 (8 AM-5 PM). Tickets from 8-10 AM are $10 per ticket and from 10 AM-5 PM they are $5 per ticket. It continues Sunday, April 27 (1-5 PM) with free admission and half price merchandise.

A special note for the Saturday sale: all tickets are numbered, and shoppers will enter Bargain Carousel in the order of their ticket number. For information about Bargain Carousel 2014, the most exciting spring shopping event in Birmingham, call 205-879-9861, visit www.bargaincarousel.net or “Like” Bargain Carousel on Facebook.

Happy shopping!

*Full disclosure: I am a member of The Junior League of Birmingham.

Image via The Junior League of Birmingham

 

Shop Saks Friends & Family Sale

Darlings, you’ll want to take advantage of this fabulous sale. Select apparel, shoes and accessories are 25% off now and in stores through April 28 (jewelry is 20% off); designer exclusions apply.

I love a French phrase, so I’m snagging this tee by Joie (regularly $138). Oui, oui – indeed! This laid-back, comfy linen tee is the perfect layering piece with a blazer and destroyed boyfriend denim, or with shorts and sandals.

Happy shopping!

P.S. You heard it here first: we’re giving away something fab tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Images via Saks Fifth Avenue

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