Day 4: Shopping!
Vintage 60’s orb necklace
Danish Bing & Grondahl porcelain dish circa 1962
Beaded bib necklace
New Big Buddah Sunnies
I always feel so inspired by Key West. The colors, the lush gardens, the azur blue waters. It’s no secret why Key West is home to many artists. Upon our return home to Atlanta, our front room will be the first recipient of our renovation makeover. As inpiration, I’m drawing from the vibrancy of Key West.
After a quick stop at the Cuban Coffee Queen for a cup of café con leche, I wandered down the cobblestone sidewalk to find myself at the entrance of Style Key West. Situated in a section of the reconstructed Key West Terminus, the store itself is filled with whimsical home accents, island chic furniture and gorgeous glass lamps. The vibe is light and welcoming. From the first step through the grand double doors, I fell in love with the oversized picture windows, vaulted wood plank ceiling and exposed beams, all characteristic of classic Key West architecture. Owner and decorator Jo Coveny has seamlessly merged the décor flavor of the keys with classic farmhouse vintage. Thank you Jo for graciously allowing me to feature your charming store.
Today’s inspiration comes from the Altuzarra Fall 2011 runway.
A striking blend of glam…the white sequin dress and burgundy jacket are beautifully matched.
For the everyday look, I pulled a burgundy faux leather jacket and an off-white stripped dress. Not quite the shimmer of sequins, the dress has a slight sheen that balances the edgy flair of the jacket. As for the shoes, amp up the edgy with ankle booties or tame it with slender-heeled pumps…your choice.
Life is meant to live in style. I welcome you to the inaugural post of the Style Side of Life!
We’ve roasted the turkey, stuffed our stockings (& our faces) and toasted the New Year. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time for a vacation. I can think of no better way to begin 2012 than with a little sun, sand and tropical weather. Key West to be exact, where the average temperature in January is 74 degrees.
I’m trading my sweaters for resort wear, at least for the next 6 days. To prep for my trip south I’ve compiled an inspiration board and packing list.