The Stone File: November 2014


check check

All in the details - Blazer: Greylin | Skirt: (similar here) | Scarf: Forever 21 (here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" | Lips: NYX "Haute Melon"

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


coat check

Happy Hump Day!

Brace's look is almost entirely from Forever 21! That's right, this incredible dusty pink coat is UNDER $50 and the flannel is UNDER $20 (links to purchase down below)! The coat runs a bit large so I'm wearing a size X-Small (I usually wear a Small), so keep that in mind when ordering!

Of course, I'm also wearing my Nashelle Designs Identity Necklace that I'm absolutely obsessed with -- I think I've worn it every single day since I've recieved it! It's a great buy if you're interested in a very well-made piece that is incredibly versatile.

All in the details - Coat: Forever 21 (here) | Flannel: Forever 21 (similar here) | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Nashelle Designs (here) | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" | Lips: NYX "Haute Melon"

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6



Hi everyone!

I'm definitely borrowing from the boys today with over-the-knee socks and oxfords! I just adore this look because it's classic, yet unexpected and this plaid, flannel vest from The Azalea Center brings life to an otherwise extremely simple, monochromatic look!

These vests are going fast so make sure to ring The Azalea Center at 229.242.0331 to reserve your very own! Coming in at under $100 ($83, to be exact -- I'm wearing a size Small), this vest is a serious, and very comfortable, steal! 

All in the details - Dress: Forever 21 (here) | Vest: Hazel & Jaloux (c/o The Azalea Center | @azaleacenter) | Socks: Forever 21 (here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar here) | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" | Lips: NYX "Haute Melon" (here) | Nails: OPI "How Great Is Your Dane?" (here)

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


floral static

TGIF! -- Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is a perfect day for my new favorite outfit! It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this dress...aside from the gorgeous print/colors, I'm obsessed with the tapestry-like texture that makes it feel very vintage and modern all at the same time. Isn't it the best when pieces transcend eras?

I'm going to sound like a broken record talking about mixing prints again, but it is so much fun to do! This look is a perfect representation of how to mix prints effectively, essentially by maintaining a similar color scheme throughout. It's the best feeling having that "eureka" moment when you find two very different pieces that somehow "click."

As you'll see in the photos below, I recieved the most darling piece of jewelry from a lovely line, Nashelle Designs, and I don't think I could love it more! You all know that I'm all about anything custom or personalized so this dainty little bar necklace with my name on it is absolutely everything! What makes this piece different than others like it is the craftsmanship -- it's beautifully made with a solid weight and character and pairs well with literally everything! The story behind this company is equally as admirable -- one plate of food is donated for every piece of jewelry sold! Jewelry that you can look good in and feel good about wearing? I'm in. I don't see this baby leaving my neck anytime soon! You'll find a link to purchase your very own down below in the credits.

Happy Shopping!

All in the details - Dress: (c/o The Azalea Center | @azaleacenter) | Duster: Hazel and Jaloux (c/o The Azalea Center | @azaleacenter) | Socks: Forever21 (here) | Shoes: BCBGeneration | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Nashelle Designs | @nashelledesigns (here) | Lips: NYX "Haute Melon" (here) | Nails: OPI "How Great Is Your Dane?" (here)

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


luxe leather

Hi everyone!

Today's look is a continuance of my collaboration with The Azalea Center in a beyond PERFECT leather romper by C. Luce and an incredibly detailed vest by Hazel and Jaloux. I'm so in love with combinations like this that push boundaries and expectations, culminating in a product that is personified perfection. As you know, mixing different prints, textures and fabrics is one of my favorite ways to create an exciting look. There's something about this vest that is just everything to me...I love the versatility, the colors and the sequins (of course) and, beyond that, the essence of the piece -- the shape -- is the perfect mix of bohemian charm and structure.

As a reference for those who plan on ordering either of these pieces, I'm wearing a small in the romper (I'm 5' 6") and a small in the vest and they both fit very comfortably, coming from someone who prefers the looser, cozier things in life.

Oh, and the boots....the boots! A fringed ponytail flirts at the back of this marvel of a creation and, for the past year, this Sam Edelman design has been my absolute "go-to" choice for an edgy, yet sophisticated bootie that pairs beautifully with nearly everything! 

You'll find links to purchase most of the pieces down below in the credits -- happy shopping!


All in the details - Vest: Hazel and Jaloux (c/o The Azalea Center | @azaleacenter) | Romper: C. Luce (c\o The Azalea Center | @azaleacenter) | Tights: Anne Klein (here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" | Lips: MAC "Deeply Adored"

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


shear suit

Hi everyone!

Today is my first look from an exciting new collaboration with a darling local boutique, The Azalea Center! From the outside, you may mistake The Azalea Center for being only an Aesthetics business, but there is actually a stunning, full-size boutique inside that carries some of my favorite brands including Greylin, Ivy Jane and Mystree!

I am so excited to unveil this partnership to keep you updated on the latest and greatest coming from The Azalea Center as they recieve new arrivals nearly every week! So, without further ado, shall we talk about how incredible this vest is? Not only is it basically the softest piece of clothing, like...ever, but it's also an incredibly verastile piece that transcends a variety of occasions and trends. I was initially drawn to this vest because of how effortlessly it drapes -- what's more chic than being effortlessly chic?

For today's look, I styled this vest casually with some basic "go-to's" like this simple chocolate top and distressed Frye boots that I swear literally get better with age! It is still available in all sizes (S-L) and -- you may want to sit down for this -- it's UNDER $100! You'll find a link to The Azalea Center's instagram profile down below in the credits!


All in the details - Vest: Mystree ( c/o The Azalea Center | @azaleacenter) | Top: Basically Me | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Frye (here) | Necklace: MADE in the deep south | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" | Lips: MAC Lipstick "Deeply Adored" (similar here)

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


holiday shopping guide

Hi everyone!

If you're like me, you have a strong love for basically anything that has to do with purchasing pretty things, but you still manage to put off your holiday shopping until the very last minute. With about 47 days until Christmas, it's definitely time to get your holiday shopping underway and to help you out a bit, I have narrowed the list down to 10 puuurfect (see item #1) gifts for your besties and coworkers that are sure to earn you gift-giving praise for your whimsical taste and intuitive mind for knowing exactly what your girlfriends want!

The best part?

Everything on this list is UNDER $50 (okay, and one item slightly over at $55)! Now that's a shopping list I can get on board with. Click the links below to see exactly where to purchase these darling gifts and just relax -- holiday shopping, complete!

Happy Shopping,

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10


over-the-knee me


Today's look incorporates one of my favorite "new" trends that I never really gave a chance until this season -- over-the-knee boots! Like many things I try to avoid, but eventually succumb to...I LOVE them! As impractical and intimidating as they may look precariously perched on a pedestal (ah, alliteration) at your favorite boutique, I encourage you to whip out that Amex and take the plunge (I've linked a reasonably priced pair in the credits). In fact, over-the-knee boots are actually incredibly versatile...especially when worn with trouser shorts or mini dresses as a substitute for tights or leggings during cooler weather.

I hope this look inspires you to give over-the-knee boots a shot this season! Enjoy!


All in the details - Dress: Ivy Jane (similar here) | Boots: Altuzarra (for Target) (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: The Azalea Center | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" | Lips: Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in "Melted Coral" (here)

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


fall uniform

Hi everyone!

Sometimes there's just nothing better than a messy bun, plaid fannels and your favorite pair of cowboy boots -- especially on Monday's. Today's look is a perfect reflection of what you can find me wearing on a day when the primary goal is being comfortable (and warm!) The vest I'm wearing is an absolute favorite of mine so it didn't take long for me to make an excuse to pull it out of the archives the second the temperature dropped below 70 degrees. If you can believe it, this vest is fabulously faux -- a product of the wonderful Donna Salyers "Fabulous Furs." I can't coherently express how fantastic this piece is without rambling on and on...but, bottom line...the BEST faux fur you will ever find will most likely be a "Fabulous Fur" -- absolutely incredible! This piece will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come (link to purchase down below in the credits!)


All in the details - Top: Forever21 (Similar here) | Vest: Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs (here) | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Reba (Similar here) | Lips: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm "Audacious" (here)

Photography: Tara Ashton | | @tarashton
Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6