Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry + Bright

top: Forever21, skirt: Topshop (sold out already! similar here and love this one), boots: Forever21, bag: Kate Spade (almost exact)

Saturday marks the day that Southern Style officially turns 3 so I'm kicking off the weekend with a fab giveaway + a favorite look for the holidays. I chose this plaid skirt (which is sadly already sold out) because I knew I could put it to good use throughout the holiday season. I wanted something fun to pair it with, and when I saw this lace crop top, I knew it would create the perfect texture mix!

It is incredibly hard to believe that this blog is still around. I literally sat down at my computer one day and created Southern Style - and let me tell you, those first few months (well, let's make that a year) were interesting. This place has come quite a long way - more so than I ever expected it to. I'm beyond thankful to have this space that is all mine - and that you all stop by from time to time to see what I have to say.

I have lots of thank yous to anyone and everyone who has ever supported this blog. There are times I want to throw my hands in the air and give up - I even told Stephen that the other day - but I really and truly enjoy blogging and couldn't imagine not having this creative outlet + the blog friendships I have made so far (I'll be hanging out with two sweet blog friends this weekend - stay tuned for a fun collab!). Speaking of thank yous, Stephen has put countless hours into this blog; from photos to listening to my ridiculous ideas, he's a big part of why it exists as it does. My mom and sister have taken countless pictures as well, along with my friends, and I'm definitely grateful for that.

And how about the fab brands I've had the chance to work with?! I'm lucky that a few collaborations have evolved into friendships. I'm proud of where this blog has come and I look forward to where it is headed. So here's to a wonderful 3 years that have been oh so merry + bright!

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I'm very excited to have partnered with some incredible brands who are helping Southern Style turn 3! French Connection, Capri Blue Candles, Swoozies, Parlor Blow Dry Bar, The Glosserie, danaL Cosmetics, A Native Look, and Fab Finds Boutique have all graciously donated incredible products for one lucky winner. These brands have all supported the blog in one way or another - and behind these products are some very incredible people! Several are local to North Carolina, and as always, I'm proud to support local business. 

Please note that in order to be chosen as the winner, you must follow each of the brands. This will be verified. For out of town visitors, the gift cards can be redeemed for products, though I would love for you to have the chance to try their services in person. Parlor Blow Dry Bar is also expanding, so there may be a location coming soon to you! We hope you enjoy and that you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Happy Birthday Southern Style! Love this beautiful space. Oh and that look is so on point for this season!

  2. Happy Birthday Southern Style! Love this beautiful space. Oh and that look is so on point for this season!

  3. Happy Blog Birthday. Have a great weekend

  4. Yay for three years girl!! Loving this outfit on you - that skirt is too fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I have this skirt too and love it!! Such a fun holiday option!

  6. Congrats on such a fun milestone! You look adorable in this skirt! It's the perfect holiday look!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  7. Happy 3 years! Love your festive holiday look too! That skirt is so cute -- Topshop skirts seem to sell out SO fast! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  8. Love this post!! Super cute! xo

  9. Happy 3 year blogiversary pretty friend! I've loved following along with you! This look is so adorable. I'm sad the skirt is sold out too! It's so perfect for the holidays! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  10. Such a perfect holiday look! That skirt is amazing and I love how you had some fun with lights during your shoot...very festive! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Hello! You have an awesome blog and I hope we can follow each other?
    If/When you follow me, please leave me the comment on my new post ( ) so I can follow you back to support each other. :) xx

    Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  12. Obsessed with this! Might be my favorite look of yours ever. Perfect for celebrating your milestone. Congrats! I totally understand the ups and downs of blogging. I love it so much though. And man, what would we do without our partners who make it all possible. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. This skirt is just amazing! I love how you paired it with the lace crop top and OTK boots!


  14. Happy, happy 3 years!!! Love stopping by here each day :) Cheers to many more!

  15. This is super cute! I love the lace crop top and plaid skirt :)

  16. Love that skirt! It's fabulous!

    Darling Down South
    Find me at : instagram

  17. Happy 3 years!!! Love this outfit and really enjoy your blog :)

  18. Happy blogiversary, sweet girl! I'm so glad that we've connected through this little world, and I continue to love your blog and style. This outfit is no exception!

  19. Happy blogiversary, girl! I love your blog and this gorgeous outfit. Congrats on the blog b-day and here's to many more!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture


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