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My grandmother Honey was known for her incredible taste and effortless style. I thank the heavens every day that she taught me her secret: confidence in the seamless mix of high and low. You have no idea how excited I get when I find well-made, high-fashion-inspired items at affordable prices. My favorite source for fashion that’s current, chic and sometimes a little cheeky?

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the hottest online fashion and accessories boutique.

Sam Holeman is a fashion goddess, dear friend and the founder of Uncoded Era. Sam has been a HUGE supporter of SuthinGirl, generously and enthusiastically helping to raise thousands of dollars for Education Cures through her involvement in SuthinGirl shopping events. She’s a real girl’s girl, has the most beautiful smile ever and a heart of 24k gold!

I had SO MUCH FUN curating this collection of on-trend goodies from Uncoded Era especially for your fashion loving family and friends…and for YOU, my sylish SuthinGirls. You’ll find something for the ‘Fashion It Girl,’ the ‘Life of the Party,’ the ‘In BeTWEEN,’ and the ‘Ladies Who Lunch.’

To shop, simply click any item below and away you go!

Oh, and I told you how generous and fabulous Sam is, right? Her special holiday gift just for my SuthinGirls:

Enter SUTHINGIRL at checkout for 40% OFF your entire purchase!

And now I am soooooo excited to present…manicured nails tapping a drumroll on the table…the SuthinGirl 2016 Holiday Wish List for Fashionistas!


Fashion “IT Girl”

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The Fendi Monsters want to party with this little fella!

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These high-waisted, lace-up leggings are so soft, comfortable and flattering!

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I received soooo many compliments last night on this off-the-shoulder, crushed velvet, Pretty in Pink top!

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Random SuthinGirl fact: I have never worn a choker. Until now. The shape and the lace totally bring to mind Alexander McQueen!


Life of the Party

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Jackie-O meets Prada. Essential for the Party Girl’s morning after.

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I definitely feel like a bombshell in this bomber jacket. I adore its pretty pink satin lining!

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Very Dior, dahhhling. These sparklers will be mistaken for the classic Dior “Tribales.”

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Every party girl needs a shoulder-baring top to pair with her chandelier earrings, skinny jeans and leggings. See how cute it is in Sam’s video above!


In BeTWEEN

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From Anya Hindmarch to YSL…the sticker applique look is having a big moment!

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Crowning glory: these red rose hair pins will elevate your do à la Dolce & Gabbana.

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So dreamy. Imagine curling up with a good book or something yummy on TV inside your very own mermaid tail.

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Ladies Who Lunch

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The fashion world is mad for plaid! These oversized blanket scarves are soft as a bunny and Burberry-esque!

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Every girl needs a touch of tortoise. Love this very on-trend interpretation of a classic.

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Canvas totes printed like designer handbags? Yes, m’am. It’s ‘My Other Bag!’

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This dress will showcase your favorite accessories beautifully and the champagne color is perfect for a boozy lunch with the girls!


Next Up: Spotlight on SuthinGirl Jonnetta Patton

Shop SuthinGirl 2016 Holiday Wish List: Bijoux

New SuthinGirl Holiday Gift Picks every day over on @SuthinGirl.

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Hahahahahah!!! Let’s just assume we all know better and get right down to it, shall we? Thaaaat’s right, I’m talking about jewelry!

My favorite day in the song Twelve Days of Christmas has always been the Fifth Day…five golden rings! Oh girls, how I love collecting jewelry. For me, it’s so sentimental and romantic. A way to remember and reflect, and to keep special people, places and moments with me forever.

When I give the gift of jewelry, I follow the same philosophy: there’s always a soul and a story to each piece unique to the person for whom it was chosen.

For the holidays, I’ve curated a capsule collection of my favorite pieces of southern-inspired jewelry from Charleston’s Gold Creations and Sea + Stone in Mt. Pleasant that would make gasp-worthy gifts for those you love.

And hey, I hear you made Santa’s Nice List (I never doubted it for a moment!) Perhaps you’ll see a thing or two that catches your eye…

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Gold Creations jewelry expresses a rich blend of past and present, with southern flavor.

I’m a shop small kind a girl. I met Lizzy, a member of the second generation working in the Gold Creations family business, at an event in Charleston this past spring. She’s one of those people who smiles and you find yourself smiling, too.

To shop, simply click any item below and away you go!

Lizzy loves SuthinGirls, so she created a special little treat for you to use when you shop online! (The last day to order for guaranteed holiday delivery is this Friday, 12/16.)

Enter code SUTHINGIRL at checkout for free priority shipping.


The Charleston Gates Collection

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Gardenia Gate Charm in 14k white and yellow gold

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Meeting Gate Charm in 14k gold


Charleston Rice Beads

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These Rice Bead Hoop Earrings go with literally everrrrryyything and yet have a distinct style that will get lots of compliments.

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Charleston Rice Bead Bracelets are meant to be worn in bunches! (And with charms.) Choose from a set of three sterling silver bracelets featuring one rose gold plated and one yellow gold plated, or a set of three sterling silver bracelets: one tiny, one medium and one jumbo sized beads.


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I am in LOVE with this line of handmade jewelry out of Charleston. Featuring gold-dipped coastal treasures found on beaches throughout the south and natural elements like deer skin suede and horn, there’s so much southern soul in every piece.

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Up Next: SuthinGirl Holiday Wish List for Fashionistas

Girl, don’t you worry. Gift ideas for the fellas coming soon on @SuthinGirl!


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This Week’s To-Do: Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

I’m so content sitting by the fire in my pajamas this morning watching the steady cascade of leaves blowing down from the trees in our backyard. Could it be that fall has finally come to Atlanta?

I haven’t even burned half of the Park Hill Collection Autumn Gathering scented candle I picked up last month at Lucy’s Market, but it would seem I need to get a move on! Signs of the holidays are already everywhere. I attended an Aquazzura shoe event on Friday at Saks and was momentarily stunned by the lights from their gorgeous creamy colored holiday decorations winking at me overhead. No. Way. In my house, Christmas is a comin’.

And with that, a lot of to-do’s for my already packed to-do list. Decorating the house, trimming the tree, the elusive Stamoulis family photo for Christmas cards, dreaming up creative gifts for family and friends, negotiating a menu for our formal Christmas dinner and so on. And right now all I want to do is read a book and paint my toenails. And drink coffee. Who’s with me?

Before pressing play on the Christmas carols, I think we should give Thanksgiving the attention she deserves. All the family, food and fellowship without the frenzy. I love it. Last year, I created a sweet little Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide and will repost in solidarity with those of you who would rather travel than have to cook your own turkey.

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Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide

With updated shopping links!

I am so very blessed to get to pass the gravy with my mama, brothers and their families every year in my beautiful hometown of Savannah, so as a special little treat for my SuthinGirls, here are some NEW additions to my Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide straight from the most gracious city in the South.

In my experience, showing up with something indulgent for your host guarantees you the bigger slice of pie…or glass of wine! *wink

Click the logos below to order your Hostess Gifts before next week!

Safe travels, enjoy that lively post-election dinner table convo and may this season bring many blessings to you and yours.

With a grateful heart,

Ashley

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Earlier this week, I spent the most hilarious and enjoyable half hour chatting with Kendell and Dana from Deep South Details for their podcast. We talked about those exotic creatures known as men…made even more mysterious when they hail from the South. I gave the girls a sneak peek at a few of the items on my list of Father’s Day Gifts for the Modern SuthinGuy.

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Listen to SuthinGirl dish about gifts for southern dads with Kendell and Dana on this week’s Deep South Details Podcast!


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ANDOVER TRASK – Totes

The Faulkner The Faulkner Bag has been revamped! The Faulkner is crafted in Georgia and Virginia from heavy 22-ounce natural canvas with reinforced bottom and contrasting welt. The larger interior hanging pocket easily accommodates an iPad, new brass key clip makes it easy to locate your keys. Several colors from which to choose. $98

The Knox Hand crafted in Georgia and Virginia, The Knox waxed canvas tote is classic and durable, built to withstand the test of time. Four large exterior pockets and two interior hanging pockets provide ample space for a workday’s essentials or a weekend worth of boozy provisions. $225 waxed and $195 unwaxed


ANDOVER TRASK – Porch & Hound Collection

SUTHINGIRL EXCLUSIVE! This week, Andover Trask launched their new Porch & Hound collection with handmade leather collars and leashes. Look for more goodies to be added to the collection soon. $35 for collars and $40 for leashes


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GONZALEZ KNIFE CO. – Buckhead Oyster Knife

We are a family run shop that takes pride in crafting one of a kind handmade knives that are of heirloom quality.  Each knife has it’s own character, and no two knives are exactly the same.  We guarantee the workmanship and performance of all our knives.• BRYAN GONZALEZ

Handmade in Richmond Hill, Georgia, this knife features a satin finish 440C/SS blade with a teak handle, ‘Loveless’ pins, and black/white vulcanized liners. Overall length 6 inches. Knife and leather sheath $125

Check out Gonzalez Knife Company’s other knives and accessories for more gift ideas!


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BRAD TAYLOR, AUTHOR – Ghosts of War

World War is on the horizon in New York Times bestselling author (Texas native and South Carolina resident) Brad Taylor’s tenth heart-pounding Pike Logan thriller, Ghosts of War. Release date: June 28, 2016. Available for Pre-Order Here. $11.99 Kindle, $17.47 Hardcover, $18.65 Paperback

OVERVIEW: The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator.

Meanwhile, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland, hired to verify artifacts hidden for decades in a fabled Nazi gold train, only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States, driving NATO to mobilize even as it tries to determine who is behind the strike.

On the brink of war, Pike and Jennifer discover that there is a separate agenda in play, one determined to force a showdown between NATO and Russia. With time running out, and America demanding vengeance, Pike and Jennifer race to unravel the mystery before a point of no return is reached. Unbeknownst to them, there is another attack on the way.

One that will guarantee World War III.


Savannah Bee Company Grill Honey

Savannah Bee Company Grill Honey Two 3 oz jars $11, 12 oz $12.50, 12 oz plus pump $17.50, 80 oz $70. 

Look for the brand new Tobacco Cedar Bar Soap (see below) to be released this month!

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SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY – Tobacco Cedar Bar Soap

SUTHINGIRL EXCLUSIVE! Introducing the brand new Men’s Line at Savannah Bee Company! Presented in wood grained packaging, the Tobacco Cedar Bar Soap is formulated by retired NASA scientists from Hutsville, AL from their grandmother’s recipe.

A beeswax base with essential oils and a tobacco cedar scent for the manliest yet clean men, it’s made with real Savannah Bee Honey and food grade essential oils. “Bee-ing” released in June. I’ll update the link when it’s available to purchase! $13


Ranger Station Oakmoss Candle

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Candles don’t have to be girly, or hard to find. We make candles in bourbon glasses.

Our freshest scent to date! This candle is a springtime masterpiece. It was inspired by early mornings of watching the sun rise over Little Blue Lake in Zimmerman, MN with a fresh cup of coffee. “The Cabin” has always been one of our favorite places to go, and this brings us right back! Natural soy wax candles are handmade in bourbon glasses in Nashville, Tennessee. This and other handsome scents (Tobacco + Musk, Leather + Pine, Amber + Clove, Fire) are $28 per candle.

Ranger Station Candle Drink

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RANGER STATION MANHATTAN

I. Chill your Ranger Station glass

II. Fill tumbler with ice

III. Add 2.5 oz. Rye Whiskey (we recommend bulleit)

IV. Add 1.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth (we recommend Punt e Mes)

V. Add 3-4 dashes of Angostura bitters

VI. Stir until tumbler is completely frosted

VII. Pour into your Ranger Station glass

VIII. Add Luxardo cherry

IX. Garnish with lemon peel

X. Drink up!


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SID MASHBURN – Oyster Shell Belt Buckle

Sid Mashburn’s original oyster shell buckle was handcast from an oyster that a Massachusetts metalworker plucked from a bed behind his workshop. Made to fit a 1” strap with snaps and holes. Absolutely one of our favorite things. Brass buckle $75 and sterling silver $350. Straps range from $75 for handsome bridle leather up to $495 for zebra hide.

If you’re in Atlanta, Houston, Washington DC or Dallas, be sure to visit a Sid Mashburn store. Upon setting foot inside, your cool quotient raises, like, 100 points.


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MO HOTTA MO BETTA – America’s Best BBQ Joints Gift Basket

Mo Hotta Mo Betta has been delighting taste buds across the world from its headquareters in Savannah, GA since 1989. As ‘The Original Hot Sauce Company,’ you can trust them to curate America’s Best BBQ Joints Basket.

With an assortment of all America’s best BBQ sauces, this gift basket is perfect for BBQ lovers everywhere. Get your grills heating up and ready! $56.95


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CAROLINA KETTLES – Syrup Kettles

In the 19th century a syrup kettle or sugar kettle was more or less a tool that had several applications around the farm. It was used as a syrup cooking pot, used to scald hogs at slaughter time, used to render lard and also as a water bath at canning time. Today they are primarily used as firepots. Carolina Kettles produces exact replicas of the original syrup kettles. Our kettles are simple but elegant.

Carolina Kettles produces four sizes of pots. Although there were more sizes available one hundred years ago, we produce thirty gallon, forty gallon, sixty gallon, and eighty gallon pots.

We also offer the luxury of customizing your kettle with your family, resort, property or hunting/fishing lease name on the lip. You can choose one of our handmade bases with original artwork panels and we are also making a cooking surface/oyster roasting surface for all four sizes of pots. Kettles range in price from $1225 to $1950.


(L-R) Shark Vertebrae Cufflinks in Sterling Silver $260; Rattlesnake Vertebrae Shirt Studs in Oxidized Silver $275; Alligator Scute Cufflinks in 14k Gold $2,410.

GOGO JEWELRY – For Men

Gogo Jewelry has been transforming nature into wearable art for over 30 years. It all begins with a daily journey through an old maritime forest to the beach, something glistens, uncovered by the tide, awaiting to be transformed into timeless jewelry. This is the routine of jewelry designer Janet ‘Gogo’ Ferguson. Cumberland is the southernmost of the Georgia barrier islands, home of the Carnegie family for seven generations.

Island matriarchs Lucy Carnegie and granddaughter Lucy Ferguson instilled their wisdom and passion for the natural beauty of the island in generations to follow.


ARTICURATE – Craig Ford Artwork

Articurate represents some of today’s most incredible southern artists, including Atlanta pop artist Craig Ford. His everyday subjects make for fun, personal gifts. Original Craig Ford art from $100.

Contact Camille Sparkman for more information or to purchase.


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STRIPLING’S – Beef and Pork Jerky

The secret to our jerky is very lean cuts of beef seasoned to perfection! We cut and hang each piece by hand before sending it into the smoker. The results are a low-fat, mouth-watering treat that has become a favorite for many.

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Stripling’s Beef Jerky in Original, Mild and Hot. Also available in Stripling’s Pork Jerky. Two ounces for $4.29, four ounces for $7.29 and one pound for $26.99.


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MARGOT LAR DESIGN – Sailfish Whiskey Glass

Margot Lar Design’s custom glassware is hand painted in Florida and makes a one of a kind gift and the perfect addition to any gentleman’s bar. (Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton think so, too.) There are several styles from which to choose, including this handsome sailfish which has been hand painted onto a 10 oz. heavy weight whiskey glass. May be monogrammed or personalized for additional cost. $99


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BLACKBERRY FARM – Moore & Giles Flask

Bring a little taste of Blackberry Farm, the world renowned luxury hotel nestled in the foothills of Tennessee’s Smokey Mountains, home to your guy. He can enjoy his favorite beverage out of their handsome embossed leather-wrapped stainless steel flask made in Virginia by Moore & Giles. $88

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Be sure to check out the hand-crafted beer selection at Blackberry Farm Brewery!


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Do you ever do that thing where you stand in your closet, slowly spinning in a circle, pulling things out, putting things back and wondering how it is that there’s so much in there yet nothing excites you enough to even take it off the hanger anymore?

Mmmhmmm. Me, too. If you find yourself feeling like you need a new, well, errrrthang, don’t fret. Get excited. ‘Cause SuthinGirl’s got you covered!

As much as I love to shop, nothing beats the satisfaction of buying from women-owned businesses. This week, I got my spring shopping fix via box, boutique and basement, each owned by brilliant and beautiful women!


Erin ZwigartYou want to talk about energy and entrepreneurship? You have to meet Erin Zwigart, the vivacious founder of Georgia Crafted. Her company curates all sorts of Georgia-made products and delivers them right to your door.

Erin shipped me the ‘Hello, Spring!’ box filled with goodies from all around Georgia. My favorite item was the most unique: a Salsa Garden cleverly packaged inside a 100% recycled fiber egg carton that’s can be used as your planter.

  • Total Retail Value: $37.94 plus shipping
  • Georgia Crafted Customers Pay: $29.99 and that includes shipping!

Order one now and this summer all you’ll need is a bag of chips and some cold margaritas!

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The ‘Hello, Spring!’ box from Georgia Crafted contains:

  • Wildflower Honey from Blue Haven Bee Company in Canon, GA
  • Salsa Garden from Grow Gardens in Covington, GA
  • Southern Farm & Garden Magazine from Homegrown Publishing
  • Milk & White Chocolate Dogwood Flower from Chamberlain’s Chocolate Factory in Norcross, GA
  • Aller-Ease Shower Bomb from Rinse Bath & Body in Monroe, GA

Georgia Crafted Logo Georgia Crafted is changing the way you buy gifts, shop local & experience what Georgia is all about. We curate Georgia-made products and ship them right to your door!


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Edra and Cristina! Thank you for saving me one of the coveted goody bags from Nicole Miller Atlanta’s

 VIP Grand Opening party!imageThere I was, strolling through a very quiet Phipps Plaza after an event the other evening when I passed by the window of the brand new Nicole Miller Atlanta boutique and THIS beautiful blue dress caught my eye.

I literally dreamed about it all night long and the next morning while I made my coffee, I worried someone would pop in first thing and buy it before I could get back. You know that little heart-skipping-a-beat feeling when you’re in love? I had it. Bad. Lucky me, now I also have that dress!

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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller, what’s not to love? She’s a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (my handsome SuthinGuy also hails from Rhode Island) and a fellow redhead! Her designs flatter and enhance a woman’s body more than any other designer I’ve ever worn.

Nicole’s designs ruche and seam in all the right places to simultaneously camouflage and accentuate, and taper in toward the knee for a sexy, feminine silhouette.

Here are a few of the looks I picked up from her new Spring/Summer collection…

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Did somebody say Girls’ Night Out?! It’s crazy but I’ve heard so many of my guy friends say they don’t find the jumpsuit look very sexy. But what do they know? We girls love them and I felt really confident and sexy in Nicole’s floral embroidered lace take on the look.

imageWILD about Nicole Miller’s ‘Arrow Mural’ flowy, long skirt. You should see how it moves when you walk! I’m going to wear mine with my black Wolford ‘Pure String’ Body Suit and Ivanka Trump ‘Klover’ Block Heel Sandals. Oooh! And big hoop earrings and a statement gold cuff. Yessss.

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Love these ladies! Fashion Fairy Godmothers: Edra and Cristina, Nicole Miller Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA 30326
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Eleanor Steward Brooks and Jane Steward, W by WORTH

W by Worth LogoHave you ever shopped a label sold exclusively by reps in their homes? It’s a pretty luxe shopping moment, especially when your rep is Jane Steward and you find yourself inside her fabulous 5th Avenue-lookalike Atlanta townhome.

Maison PerfumeI love every single thing about this vibrant, elegant woman. She exudes effortless, timeless style and even smells divine. (You know SuthinGirl got you the deets: Maison Francis Kurkdijan Paris’s ‘Baccarat Rouge 540.’ Notes: Jasmine, Saffron, Cedar Wood, Ambergris)

Jane and her sister Eleanor (fellow Savannah natives so you know they’re good people) make shopping the W by WORTH line feel like playing dress up with your best girlfriends.

The Italian-made fabrics, of-the-moment designs and painstaking attention to quality and detail are what elevates W by WORTH far above other similarly priced designer labels.

It’s funny, isn’t it? How you see yourself in a certain way and tend to go in the same direction whenever you shop…and then someone with a keen eye comes along and sees things in you that you didn’t even know were there! That’s the BONUS of working with Jane!!

With Eleanor’s help, she and I got a lot done the other day, that’s for sure. I’m excited to share with you my new W by WORTH pieces for the Spring/Summer. I can’t wait for them to start arriving like little Christmas presents on my doorstep!

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Inside Jane’s genie bottle…racks upon racks of W by WORTH’s

sumptuous fabrics and Spring / Summer designs.W by Worth JacketThe rich metallic cinnamon color of this lightweight Faux Leather Stamped Croco Jacket is stunning! I’m going to pair it with white jeans and a cami now and a black pencil skirt and heels this fall.

W by Worth Sequined DressTotally one of those dresses that the embellishment of sequins caught by eye but I was like oh, I don’t know about the basic silhouette. Tried this Striped Sequin Dress on at Jane’s encouragement and holy wow! It’s a jersey knit and clings in the right spots, and the sequins are only on the front so you won’t risk tearing them off when you sit down.

W by Worth White DressIt’s been said a thousand times but bears repeating because it’s soooo true: SuthinGirl loves to sparkle. And there’s a subtle gold mixed with the ivory of this Foil Backed Cotton Denim Racer Back Dress that really appeals to me. Love that you can play with the top and bottom zippers to show more or less skin. Nips nicely at the waist. I’ll wear this to my next wine lunch with the girls!

W by Worth Bandeau TopYes, m’am. SuthinGirl bought herself a tube top! Well, W by WORTH calls it a Bandeau, so let’s do the same. *wink

Fatigue Green is not a color I readily associate with the spring, but let me tell you what. Mixed with white jeans and woven brown leather wedges it looks incredible and the color suits my red hair juuuuust fine. I have the perfect pair of bronzy Egyptian-style chandelier earrings to pair with it, too. I think with all that shoulder you really need something dangly and sexy on your ears! Comes in five colors.
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When I first saw this sleeveless sweater top hanging on the rack I was like, no thank ya. In the past I’ve tried on sleeveless sweaters and felt they made me look like a linebacker. Not this one!

The Fringed Sleeveless Sweater is super lightweight and silky, and the shape is feminine and contoured at the waist.

Likey what you see? You have no idea. There’s soooo much more. Call Jane! She’s magic.

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404.274.3550
JSteward@WbyWORTH.com


Happy Spring Shopping, Ladies!

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Darling! It’s the Sweetheart Guide!

TREE heartI’m in the mood for love! Kissy faces and holding hands and love letters…all of it! My heart is soooo very full! I love my handsome SuthinGuy, my three bonkers kiddos, my beautiful best girlfriends, my gorgeous SuthinMama, my amazing brothers and I love YOU, dear SuthinGirl reader!

Blue Butterfly AnimatedI wanted to give you a little love token for Valentine’s Day to say thank you for all the love you have given SuthinGirl. I thought and I pondered and I reflected…and then inspiration struck! I set out to create this gorgeous Sweetheart Guide so that you could give your special someone a southern-made treat they’ll cherish this Valentine’s Day and always!

The SuthinGirl Sweetheart Guide is your premier shopping destination for Fashion, Food and Finer Things made in the South.

Behind every wonderfully romantic and thoughtful item featured in the gift guide, there’s an amazing southerner with a story to tell. Part of the fun of the Sweetheart Guide is that as you shop you’ll get to know a little bit about each business or creator. Therein lies the charm…the Sweetheart Guide is a virtual way for you to #shoplocal in the South!

From the artist who designed the Sweetheart Guide banner to the dude who makes the candles in bourbon glasses, there is so much incredible talent around the South!

So without further ado, may I present to you the…

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Atlanta Valentine’s Day Guide

Fashion & Accessories

Food & Drink

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Sweetheart Totes Giveaway!

Yellow Bird FlyingEnter to win one of four decadent SuthinGirl Sweetheart Totes filled to the tippy top with goodies from the Sweetheart Guide!

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Don’t forget about your wish list! Send your honey pie straight to me!

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I lucked out with the BEST friends a girl could ever hope for. Not only are they gorgeous, fun, dynamic women, they are incredibly thoughtful gift givers, too!

Lucky for me (and you!) they generously agreed to share their fave gifts from the SuthinGirl Gift Guides for Friends!


For Your Friends: Thoughtful, Tasty & Traditional


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Cute Booze is about having fun and celebrating the good things in life!

SuthinGirl loves to give her girlfriends gifts that celebrate fun moments we’ve shared and say a little something about their personalities (with a wink, of course).

Cute Booze is my go to for gifts I know will be a hit! The founders of the company Bonnie and Megan are SO MUCH FUN to be with, they know exactly what we girls want and need when it comes to entertaining!

From barware to cocktail napkins, drinkwear to servewear, when you buy from Cute Booze you know you’re getting the highest quality, newest and CUTEST selection! Perfect for celebrations of all sorts, collegiate and personalized gifts, too!

SuthinGirl Gift Tip: Add a bottle of your friend’s favorite spirits or a cocktail recipe and all the fixins so she can start enjoying right away!


Click to Shop: Cocktail Napkins

Cocktail Napkins $5.95 Each • Package of 20


Click to Shop: Double Old Fashioned

Double Old Fashioned Glasses $9.99+


Click to Shop: New Year’s Celebration!

New Year’s Celebration Items Shown • $5.99 to $13.99


Click to Shop: Damn Good…Everything!

‘Damn Good’ Items Shown • $5.95 to $12


 NEED A GIFT BY CHRISTMAS?

Cute Booze has you covered!

Click to Shop: Ships in 24 Hours!


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Bonnie Porter and Megan Bryer, Chief Party Officers at Cute Booze

Our story began….well, with a dog and a drink!  After a wonderful day boating with family and friends, we came to the conclusion that we needed a new puppy in the family and a one-stop shop for all our libation needs.

We got home, got online, ordered Walker, had a cocktail, and at 11:00pm that night created our first Cute Booze website!

BONNIE & MEGAN


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Bittersweet Hair Tie Bracelet $45 – $85

Please file this under the category, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Soooo many of us wear hair ties around our wrists to keep them at the ready. Not exactly the most sophisticated look, lemme tell you. Plus, when you take it off your wrist you’re often left with a nice little dent on your skin. Ugh.

These practical and pretty bracelets by Bittersweet are here to elevate your style while keeping your hair ties handy!

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♥ Devlynne

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A Year of Fresh Flowers!

Bouq Regular Blooms Club • 6 Deluxe Bouquets $240

Add The Bouqs’s website to your contacts right this second! Believe me, you’ll never order from another flower delivery service again!

Your bestie will be reminded of just how much you love them when their fresh Deluxe Bouquet from The Bouqs arrives on their doorstep every other month for a year!

Set up for more or less frequent deliveries…it’s completely up to you! Price will vary based on frequency and size of bouquets.

The Bouqs delivers gorgeous fresh flowers grown by amazingly kind people at a feel-good company.

FARM FRESH
We cut on the day you order and deliver straight from the farm so you get the freshest Bouq possible! This means delivery just 2-4 days after cut, vs 10-14 elsewhere.

We deliver our Volcano stems from the equator, 10,000 feet above sea level, which means one thing: sun. And more sun means more color.

These Bouqs are fed by pure volcanic snow melt and mineral-rich, ph-balanced soil. And our American grown flowers come straight from eco-friendly farms on the coast! Bloomin’ sweet surf!

A Simple, Gorgeous Bouquet That Lasts Longer

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SIMPLE ORDERING
A curated selection means you won’t be overwhelmed, and our experts help you choose the right Bouq.

A flat $40 with shipping included and no hidden fees means you can shop with confidence, and you get a deal – competitors are often priced 20-200% higher.

RESPONSIBLE FARMING
We source from partners that respect and care for the environment and their employees.

Our farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and we cut only what we sell – so we don’t waste 1 out of every 3 stems like others.

Our partners offer competitive, living wages and services like on-site child and healthcare, and adult education.


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Give the Gift of Savvy Travel!

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Jen Rubio & Steph Korey • Co-Founders • Away

For these former Warby Parker execs, their approach to product is simple: design special objects that are perfect for the way people truly move.

Does she love to be ahead of the curve with her fashion and tech? Then she gonna luuuuv this!!

Away is a BRAND NEW company and sells their luggage exclusively direct-to-consumer, so you can get an exceptional, high quality product for a fraction of the price of anything comparable!

Away Carry-On and Limited Edition Book Gift Set $225

Choose from Black, Blue, Sand, Green

Order now and receive a gift card for The Carry-On, along with a limited edition copy of the book The Places We Return To (see below).

The gift card can be redeemed for their choice of color in February 2016.

 FEATURES

  • Maximum allowable size for all major airlines

  • Made from 100% virgin Makrolon® polycarbonate hardshell

  • YKK zippers

  • Virtually silent Japanese Hinomoto® 360° spinner wheels

  • Integrated TSA-approved lock on top of bag

  • Interior silk lining and mesh accents

  • Removable laundry bag and compression divider

  • Built-in 10,000 mAh battery charges smartphones, tablets, etc.

  • Comes with black leather luggage tag

  • Top and side handles

  • Dimensions: 22” H x 14” W x 9” D; Weight: 7.5 lbs; Capacity: 38 liters

Linen-bound and packaged in a gold-embossed box, The Places We Return To features 106 pages of intimate travel memories and photographs from creatives who inspire Away including Adam Rapoport, Simone Shubuck, Linda Rodin, Kelly Connor and more.

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♥ Karen

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Molton Brown Vintage 2015 Body Wash & Body Lotion $33 & $44

Toast the celebrations in resplendent taste! Sparkling grapefruit. English elderflower extract to soften skin. A symphony of petitgrain and vetiver notes. Refined. Spirited. Effervescent.

In 1973, the original Molton Brown salon opened on South Molton Street in London, and soon clients were clamoring for appointments. Shortly thereafter, the salon began to offer a line of products that it hand-mixed from nettles and chamomile.


♥ Katie

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Charisma Metro Throw $79.90 ON SALE $52.42

SALE ENDS 12/18!

Your friends will reach for this super soft cotton throw all year round. Perfect for snuggling on the sofa during a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie marathon!

Super-soft acrylic with dimensional chevron pattern. Hand wash. 50″ x 70″


♥ Rebecca

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Last weekend my best girlfriends and I celebrated the holidays together at Bar Margot’s super fun Have a Holly Jolly Cocktail’ class inside midtown Atlanta’s gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel.

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If you live in the Atlanta area, sign yourself and some friends up for their ‘Pop, Clink, Fizz’ cocktail class with Bar Margot’s handsome Bartender Joe on Dec. 27 from 1:00-3:00!

Learn the secret to concocting elegant champagne cocktails that will help you ring in 2016!

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Pop, Clink, Fizz! Holiday Cocktail Class Each Person • $35

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Bar Margot Sample Menu

Monday – Thursday: Lunch 11am-5pm & Dinner 5pm-Midnight

Friday & Saturday: Lunch 11am-5pm & Dinner 5pm-2am

Sunday: 2pm-Midnight

Four Seasons Hotel • 75 Fourteenth Street • Atlanta, GA • 30309

404.881.5913


♥ Tracy

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Tea Forté Warming Joy Tea Chest $55 ON SALE $38.50

What a decadent treat to have such a heavenly selection from which to choose! Something they’d probably never buy themselves but such luxurious gift to receive.

This collection of limited edition, festive tea blends includes: Rum Raisin Biscotti, Sweet Orange Spice, Sweet Ginger Plum, Winter Chai, and Harvest Apple Spice.


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