The Stone File: April 2015


wide-leg wonder

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend!

Wide-legs, cropped pants, gauchos, cullotes -- whatever you want to call them, they are a perfection of a sillhouette and I could  not be more excited that they have become such a huge trend for Spring/Summer and even Fall/Winter (I've already spotted some leather ones I have a close eye on)! One of my favorite things about culottes is that they are available in a variety of cuts so whether you prefer a roomy wide-leg or more of a tailored, straight line, there are a pair for you! Since culottes do have such a wide-leg, it's important to make sure that your proportions are balanced when styling a look like this. I prefer a modest crop top -- another huge trend this season -- or a denim shirt tied into a shorter version, pictured below!

As with all things in life, it's all about balance! I hope you enjoy my take on this trend -- let me know what you think down below in the comments!

All in the details - Top: J. Crew (similar here) | Gauchos: Forever 21 (similar here) | Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors (here) | Necklace: Nashelle Designs (here) | Sunnies: Forever 21 (here) | Lips: Rimmel (here) | Nails: OPI "Funny Bunny" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6



All in the details - Blazer: Greylin (similar here and here) | Top: The Reef Boutique (OLD) | Shorts: Forever 21 (similar here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman (here) | Necklace: Nashelle Designs (here) | Sunnies: Ray Ban "Vagabond" (here) | Lips: Stila "Carina" (here) | Nails: OPI "Funny Bunny" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


due south 2015

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend with a productive week ahead. Today I am so excited to share a festival-inspired look in preparation for Due South 2015 this Saturday, April 25 in Thomasville, GA! Thomasville is one of my favorite places to drop by because it is one of the most charming little towns you will ever have the pleasure to visit filled with amazing restaurants, shopping and a rich heritage that speaks for itself.

If you aren't familar with Due South, it's an all-day music festival packed with an impressive collection of music, art and, of course, food -- all directed towards celebrating the spirit of the South. It is so important to celebrate history and this event strives to do just that in an interactive way by engaging the community and showcasing cultivated talent that inspires and connects us all.

I know you must be thinking, "but what do I wear to something like that?"

I am so glad you asked!

It's no secret that South Georiga humidity is nothing to joke about -- or stand outside in -- so for the sake of not becoming a human candle, it's important to keep your wardrobe light and fresh. When I think of festival styling, I immediately envision a languid, bohemian look that is polished and fun. 

With the help of Thomasville retailer, Mimi's, I chose a darling cream high-low frock with lace detail and a sheer bell sleeve that is festival-perfect while remaining seasonably appropriate. I finished the look by adding a little bohemian flair with a pair of fringe booties (don't be afraid of the heel height, they are incredibly easy to walk in), a gold cross body perfect for being hands-free and subtle bangle stacks to add a little visual interest!

To view the line up for Due South 2015 and to purchase tickets -- for only $10! -- visit the Thomasville Center for the Arts website here!

Styling your own looks for the event? I want to see! Tag #thestonefilexduesouth on Instagram to share your own take on festival style! You can also find direct links to shop my look down below in the credits.

All in the details - Dress: Mimi's (here and here) | Shoes: Nine West (similar here and here) | Handbag: Gianni Bini (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Bangles and Earrings: The Southern Bauble Co. (here) | Thin Cuff: Gorjana (here) | Stone Cuff: Mimi's (here and here) | Sunnies: Fab'rik (similar here) | Lips: Stila "Carina" (here)  | Nails: Essie "Go Ginza" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6



All in the details - Romper: Free People (here) | Shoes: Target (here) | Sunnies: Fab'rik (here) | Necklace: Nashelle Designs (here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Lips: Too Faced "Melted Candy" (here)

Haley Rowe | @hlr6


royal // leopard

All in the details - Romper: The Reef Boutique (here) | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here) | Clutch: Shop Accessory Lane (here) | Sunnies: Fab'rik (here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Bracelets: Alex and Ani (here) | Lips: Too Faced "Melted Candy" (here) | Nails: Essie "Go Ginza" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


tie dye

All in the details - Dress: The Reef Boutique (here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar here) | Necklace: Nashelle Designs (here) | Sunnies: Vintage (similar here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6


easter brights

All in the details - Dress: Lush Clothing (here) | Handbag: Gianni Bini (similar here and here) | Shoes: Poetic Licence (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Bracelets: Alex and Ani (here) | Sunnies: Fab'rik (similar here) | Nails:  Essie "Go Ginza" (here) | Lips: MAC Mineralize Rich "Style Surge" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6



All in the details - Blazer: Forever 21 (here) | Tank: Free People (here) | Pants: Ark & Co (similar here) | Shoes: Antonio Melani (similar here and here) | Necklace: MADE in the deep south (here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Handbag: Madewell (here) | Lips: MAC Cosmetics "MAC Red" (here) | Nails: Morgan Taylor "Watch Your Step, Sister" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6