Girls’ Night Out

Getting dressed up for a night on the town is always a great way to end the week! What is more fun than getting all dolled up for some quality time with your best gal pals? When I lived in Atlanta, getting dressed way easy. A night out meant silky dresses, sky high heels, and a set of falsies to finish the look. When I moved to D.C., I quickly learned that the Atlanta night out uniform looked pretty out of place, and was less than practical without curbside valet on every corner and chilly nights stretching into June. I still haven’t added flats to my night out ensemble, but swapped out silk dresses for silk tanks, skinny jeans, and more practical heels. This breezy tank layers well under a jacket for chilly evenings, but has a twist strap detail (similar to the straps on my wedding dress) for a little extra interest when worn alone. What are your favorite looks for a night out with the gals?

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Silk Tank (Banana Republic (old), similar style here) / Tweed Jacket (C. Wonder (old), similar style here and here) / White Jeans (on sale!) / Silver Pumps / Aviator Sunglasses (Kate Spade Outlet – store only) / Clutch (Elaine Turner via Bishop Boutique) / Ring and Necklace from Rocksbox (Thank you to Rocksbox for offering readers your first month free with code peoniesandproseccoxoxo!)

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Not Just Southern Girls Love Double Pearls

Southern girls have long been known for their pearls, so I could not be more excited about the double pearl earring trend that is popping up everywhere. First seen from The House of Dior, the double pearl earring is actually a refined, chic twist on tribal jewelry. Fortunately, other brands have taken note and are offering more affordable versions of the haute couture trend. How do you double up on your pearls?

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Top: Christian Dior / 1. Regina Pierallini Double Pearl Stud Earrings in Pink / 2. Christian Dior “Tribale” / 3. Etsy / 4. Banana Republic / 5. Regina Pierallini Double Pearl Stud Earrings in Gray Silver

Childress Vineyards at Christmas Time

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! While home in North Carolina, Ted and I were able to spend time with both of our families. We also visited Childress Vineyards while it was still beautifully decorated for Christmas. We spent a lovely afternoon roaming the grounds, tasting the wine, and wrapped up our visit by taking in lunch at the bistro overlooking the vineyard.

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On me: Banana Republic Sweater / Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Jeans / Banana Republic Kiss Kiss Necklace / Tory Burch Eloise Riding Boots

On Ted: J. Crew Sweater / Vineyard Vines Shirt / Seven for All Mankind Jeans