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  1. Chunky Jewelry Fashion Friday Recap

    December 30, 2013 by SavvyInTheCity


    So… Margot was feeling a little crummy a few Fridays ago when I set Fashion Friday to be chunky jewelry themed. So I worked from home and took her to the doctor (nothing to be concerned about: just that standard daycare baby congestion). That meant I didn't get to take pictures of/with coworkers of our chunky jewelry!

    Here's the necklace I wore from home that day though, styled a few different ways. It was a gift a few Christmases ago, picked up by my mother-in-law at a great shop in Panama City, Florida, called (naturally) "The Florida House." They have a great online boutique to check out as well. This is one of my favorite necklaces (chunky or otherwise).


    My sister Katie's wedding in May 2012 (yes, our family is so big that we started to repeat names). One shoulder chocolate Jessica Simpson satin dress is from eBay (new – $35). I've gotten a lot of wear out of this dress. Spray tan (something I do about twice a year for special occasions) from Raw Bronzing Studio here in Atlanta.


    With Dan in late November (2013). Photo credit Meg Davidson Photography. We love Meg! She's a great, Atlanta-based photographer who does very laid back family and baby photos. Dress is Apartment 9 from Kohl's (a gift from my mom two Christmases ago that I still wear often).


    With my mother-in-law Claire in April 2013 while I was pregnant with Margot. She gifted me with the necklace! I'm wearing an Old Navy maternity dress that I also found on eBay (for $30 new). One of my favorite maternity pieces.

    Hope you all had lovely Christmas breaks!

  2. Fun Fashion Friday: Animal Print

    December 12, 2013 by SavvyInTheCity


    You voted Animal Print as the theme for the most recent Fun Fashion Friday (aka Audience Particpation Friday).

    My seven-month-old daughter Margot even joined the fun.


    (I'm sporting a denim shirt, black skinny pants from the GAP, black andkle booties and my leopard infinity scarf from my favorite affordable accessories place in town: Hurs!)

    Leopard infinity scarves were all the rage.

    And animal pattern accessories made an appearance (see La's bracelet)!

    This Friday we're going with funky/bold jewelry (as requested by Vica).

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  3. Two Weeks of Fun Fridays: Fun Frames & Knits

    November 26, 2013 by SavvyInTheCity


    The ladies of* decided we would keep up the fun and have another Fun Fashion Friday theme.


    Two weeks ago we opted for a "Fun Frames Friday" vibe.


    I picked up these funky frames a few years ago from online discount eyewear super store Zenni Opitcal (that's me on the far right). Mike and La pulled theirs from the video prduction team's prop closet. Ha!

    This past Friday it was knit wear. I'd say we had a pretty good sampling… scarves, vests, a cape, cardigan, etc. Another boy even participated inadvertently!



    So what do you think we should do next? Vote it up… and feel free to participate long distance and share your pictures!

    UPDATE (Wednesday, December 4)! If you want to participate from afar, the winning theme for Friday is ANIMAL PRINT! Rrrar!

    *The views expressed via my blog are my own and are by no means the opinions of my employer. This blog is unaffiliated with my day job.

  4. Bringing Back Crazy Boot Day at Work

    November 11, 2013 by SavvyInTheCity


    Oh wait, I have a blog? I need to blog!


    I can't believe it's been FOUR years since the last crazy boots day post. Clearly lots has changed. I'm at a "new" job (though my first day there was over three and a half years ago), I'm a mom, we live in a different house, etc.

    However, my love for fun boots remains true. And when I asked the gals who sit near me Thursday if they would be up for a "Crazy Boots Friday," they were so in.


    (L to R: La Bonnae, Katy (moi!), Thais and Christina)


    La opted for a cognac dressy, heeled boot. I wore my suede over-the-knee, grometed boots (a little edgy for work but I said "what the hell?" and it was casual Friday). Thais rocked the cowgirl look with her jeans. And Christina was cozy in some lined, plush snow-type boots.

    And it was NOT planned that Christina C. and I both wore kelly green jeans.

    We even have Fab Frames Friday planned for next week (La's idea).

    What boots are you loving this fall?

  5. Catching Up: Hair Cuts, Renovations, Asheville (and Baby)

    April 11, 2013 by SavvyInTheCity


    Hello blogosphere! Gosh, it’s been way too long. I’ve missed you guys!

    Here are the Cliff’s Notes on life since we last “chatted:”

    I’ve been a bad blogger because spare time has been dedicated to baby things (and I’m not sure if you want to read a lot about baby things) or a little after hours work. 33 weeks down, 7 to go. Okay, I was trying to not post many baby things, but here’s a sneak peek of the nursery (I love the bright colored animal silhouettes I found on Etsy). Baby Margot’s nursery theme is safari (using bright colors and chocolate brown). I didn’t want to buy a bedding or decor set, so I’ve picked up affordable things here-and-there (from eBay,, Hobby Lobby, etc.).



    We celebrated three years in our Decatur, Georgia, home in early March. Would you believe that’s the longest I’ve ever lived in one house? Crazy to think about, but true. I’m hoping we can stay put in this version of Mallory Manor for quite some time. We have 1,450 square feet upstairs (including our renovated kitchen, which I still need to share photos of), plus about 1,300 square feet of unfinished basement we plan to one day turn into another bedroom, bathroom, family room, office and laundry area. Dan is putting up the finishing touches in the kitchen (beige linen roman shades) then I’ll have some pictures up pronto! Here's a QUICK look at the kitchen (forgive all these iPhone photos. Sheesh. You'd think I didn't have a nice camera or something!)



    The hubs and I took a long weekend trip to Asheville, North Carolina, last weekend. If you haven’t been, go! It’s like the Earthy side of Athens, on steroids! So much good food, art, music, etc. This time around, we checked out Laughing Seed (again), Tupelo Honey (again), Bouchon, Lexington Ave. Brewery (aka “LAB”), Cucina 24, French Broad Chocolate Lounge and Early Girl Eatery. Even though we’re not vegetarians, Laughing Seed was our favorite dinner again this round (be sure to order the raw spinach pesto manicotti). Tupelo was another incredible breakfast (I had the Tupelo Honey oatmeal and a side of bacon; Dan had the fried egg BLT… both were divine). As far as activities go, we walked to the River Arts District on Saturday and enjoyed that side of town. Also drove the Blue Ridge Parkway for a bit. (If you have questions about our experiences at any of these places, holler!) Possibly the best decision of the trip was booking three nights at the Urban Nest (a condo downtown we secured through HomeAway). For the same price as a downtown hotel, we got a 1 bedroom (plus office) condo. We used the kitchen to make coffee each morning, and it was nice to do some relaxing in the living room (with a great, big window overlooking downtown).


    I chopped off my hair. It was getting REALLY long (probably ridiculously long) and I was feeling ready for a change. Not to mention I figured shorter hair would be easier to style and maintain with a baby. My inspiration photo was this long bob style of Nicole Richie’s. Miss Mary Verrilli did a fabulous job as always on the cut. Looking forward to getting back in her chair in two weeks to refresh my highlights/lowlights. (Full disclosure, Mary gives me a discount on my cuts/colors because I’ve sent a lot of business her way. But to be honest, I’ve sent a lot of business her way because she does a great job and her prices are reasonable!)


    (Photo from


    Verrilli Hair Studios

    1151 Hammond Dr NE , Suite 200, Studio 126
    (in Salon Studios above Old Navy)
    Atlanta, GA 30346 (770) 361-3557
    Read her reviews on Kudzu


    So nothing ground breaking happening in our world… just yet. But life is good, no complaints! More from me soon!