Wednesday, October 15, 2014

so this is where we are (and where my blog is!)

This blog has moved to its new home at Holy City Chic! (But here's the post anyway...)

...piled high in boxes. And just a fraction of the total boxes, at that. How exactly do two people accumulate so much stuff?

If all goes according to plan, we close on our home this afternoon. Let the moving begin!  I may check in with a few updates, but if not, now you know why. Follow me along on instagram if you'd like!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Style Me Swanky has moved! + Shopbop Friends and Fam Picks!

Hello! Style Me Swanky has moved to All old blog posts are there on the new blog! Check out the post you see below in its new home.

When I say that this is the greatest time of year, I'm definitely not fabricating the situation. It's the Shopbop Friends and Family sale. (ah! cue the angels.) That means you can take 25% off your entire purchase. As I always do, I've narrowed down my absolute favorites from the sale and I'm sharing those with all of you. 

The sale started this morning and ends on Thursday, October 16th at 11:59pm. Use code FAMILY25 to save 25% off.
1. This Rebecca Minkoff bag is the ultimate fall bag for me. It also comes in taupe!

2. They've been around the block, but Karen Walker can do no wrong with these shades (Especially useful for those like me who have been running short on sleep and constantly need to cover sleepy eyes!).

3. Will ya just imagine the endless layering possibilities with this Rag & Bone top?

4. If you're willing to invest, you'd be smart to do so in a beautiful sweater like this Vince Shawl Cardigan. It would stick around for years in your closet.

5. I'm showing the back, but the front of this dress is pretty special too.

6. And this dress. This dress just screams fall and I love it.

7. These stud earrings could easily be an everyday piece. Not too big, not too small. Same goes for this necklace and this amazing watch. (I love a good leather band.)

8. Going along with my current colored denim obsession... these totally fit the bill.

9. BB Dakota does it again. They brought us a great leather jacket (this one is 100% lambskin) for the most reasonable price. Comes in taupe, too!

10. A great pair of classic skinny jeans is an absolute must.

11. And those jeans? Perfectly paired with this blouse.

Now's also a great time to start Christmas shopping early. This adorable Kate Spade pen would be the perfect stocking stuffer for any business savvy woman. And this Rebecca Minkoff Tech Wallet is way chic and super convenient for being on the go. And how meaningful would this initial necklace be to give - either with a child's initials on it or her own? Oh, and these stackable rings!

I've included everything listed above, plus a few more finds below. Have fun shopping!

Monday, October 13, 2014

easy like monday morning | outfit post

jeans  |  top (similar)  |  blazer (similar: here and here)  |  shoes (similar)  |  bag (similar)  |  sunglasses  |  watch  |  lipstick (in #99)

I have no clue why I named this post what I did because Monday's are far from easy, but it's all that could come to my mind. This is one of those outfits that's easy and casual, but when worn with heels and a blazer, they pull it together, making it "office casual" or perfect for grabbing happy hour with girlfriends.

I literally ordered a bevy of jeans from Nordstrom. I mentioned on here last week that their selection is great (and return policy is equally so), so I took advantage and ordered quite a few styles and chose my two favorites. I really love these Genetic "Alexa" Skinny Boyfriend Jeans. I already own some similar to this, but they don't have the great distressing that these have and mine have more of a slouchy look, so these are totally different - right? ;) And really, can one ever own too many pairs of jeans? I think not.

When you've got a great foundation, like an awesome pair of denim, the rest of the outfit can be simple. I threw on a white top, an understated bag and shoes, and a bright blazer and was good to go. Oh, and a red lip! This one in shade #99 is my newest favorite.

P.S. Holy City Chic is coming tomorrow! Same blog, new name. will forward to the new URL, See ya then!

Big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. Big thanks to YOU for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

lovely listing no. 1

As y'all know, I'm selling real estate in Charleston. I'm not going to lie, what attracted me to this career is my fascination with home interiors and architecture. Of course there's more to it than that, but I absolutely love looking inside homes. I was flipping through property listing magazines long before I ever thought I'd be a Realtor. 

As you can imagine, I've been coming across beautiful—I mean, stunning—listings. Occasionally I will post them on my Facebook page, so I thought I would post some on here too. Just one every week or two. I'm not trying to sell a house to you, but I just think it's so fun to see photos of these gorgeous homes! Do you agree... Is this of interest to y'all?

So the first beautiful southern home is in the gorgeous Charleston Country Club neighborhood. It has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a two car garage. 3,456 square feet. And in case you're curious (we all are, right?), it's priced at $725K.

Read more by clicking below!

I'm moving! (BIG BLOG SALE)

We close on our house next Wednesday and I'm just now starting to pack. Brandon thinks it's funny that, so far, all I've packed is our pantry items. Who does that? Surely food should be the last thing that's packed. I don't know... I got the urge, so I just went for it. My second order of packing business naturally is my closet. But first, it's time to say goodbye to some things. I'm on a serious purging kick, so come one, come all! Let's get to it...

Oh, I normally post blog sale things on my @stylemeswanky_closet Instagram page, but since I'm in a hurry to sell these things, I'm posting on here this time. But be sure to check out that instagram account to see all of the other things that are for sale! There's still plenty on there.

Email me at if interested!

 PJK Patterson J. Kincaid Skirt, as seen on Shopbop here
Small - Worn twice! 
Retailed $228, asking $85 shipped

J. Crew Blouse - Size 0 (fits like a 2) - Worn 3-5 times
$28 shipped

There's more if you click the "read more" button below (bottom left)!