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Investment Piece of the Month and a GIVEAWAY!

April 4, 2014

Woohoo it’s April! Fabulous. So excited for warm weather. And a slew of refreshing vodka concoctions.

As I want to make sure you are still making frugal, smart decisions with your money and putting your hard-earned #dolladollabills where they are most useful, it’s time to announce April’s investment piece of the month. Not that you need reminding, but just in case you drank too much last night and can’t remember, I rarely pay full price for anything. However, sometimes you need to just cough up the dough in the first place to get what you really want instead of a half-ass version that will only piss you off every time you look at it. And make you frustrated enough that you end up buying what you really wanted to begin with.

April’s investment piece of the month is something I’m fairly certain — or I hope! — that every woman does already, but in the slight chance someone out there does not invest in this, YOU MUST DO IT NOW.

Everyone MUST invest in a good haircut/hairstylist.

Your hair is the accessory you wear every day, without fail. Unless you wig out like Kim Zolciak. Because this is the accessory that you are stuck with for life, it needs to be perfect, and perfection is rarely achieved — for women, at least — at the Great Clips in that old shopping center down the street. Sorry.

That’s just not going to cut it. Heh heh.

For all of my Charlotte readers — or for those in the area — my hairdresser Noel Lance is the bomb.com and I adore him.

me and noel

 Wew those roots were bad. I always feel like I should be able to stream satellite TV through my head when I have highlight foils in.

Because Noel is hands-down the best hairstylist I’ve ever had and I want everyone else to experience his amazingness — not a word, I know, shut up — he has agreed to raffle off one complimentary haircut to a lucky SST reader. All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter contest below and follow me on Instagram or Pinterest. Or both. I recommend both.

He is also offering a 20% discount for all first-time customers/SST readers for a cut + color in the month of April — this offer is just through Noel, no other stylists at his salon. Just mention you are a SST reader and you’re good to go! I told you there’d be SOMETHING you get out of for reading this stuff. 

Happy Friday beeches, hope you have a fabulous weekend filled with amazing hair days and plenty o’ champs.

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Fashion and Beauty

Investment Piece of the Month

January 15, 2014

I can’t believe it’s January already. Where in the world did December go? Actually, where did 2013 go? That’s sort of scary how fast that year went.

With the recent cold snap — and flaky Southern temperatures —  my investment piece for January is a good quality winter jacket that keeps you warm and fashionable. When it was 9 degrees in the morning last week, I suddenly realized that I do not own a winter coat. I had one in college that someone stole at a bar — rude — and then never really bought another one. Buying a winter coat is historically not the sexiest item to buy, but it should be with the ones I chose below from Barbour.

I really love this one below.

Barbour.com -- Goring Quilted JacketI have coveted this jacket for quite some time, and one of my friends Sarah wore this jacket to a football game recently and looked too cute. Because it cinches in at the waist, it is perfect for wearing out and about and still staying warm.

Barbour.com -- International Polarquilt Jacket

This one is a little longer in the length for those of you who — like me — have a long torso.

These jackets are not cheap, but staying warm and cute comes at a price. So does drinking too much when you have to work the next day, but that’s neither here nor there.

Any other winter jacket go-tos I should peruse?

Happy Hump Day. Cue that GEICO camel…

Photo Credit: www.barbour.com

Fashion and Beauty, How to Speak Southern

Investment Piece of the Month

December 17, 2013

SST’s Investment Piece of the Month for December is statement jewelry. Every woman needs one or two go-to pieces of jewelry that add impact to any look. The only problem is, more often times than not, statement jewelry is not cheap, but still absolutely worth the investment.

I am currently obsessed with one line in particular — Twine & Twig. This new Southern jewelry line has burst onto the style scene offering handmade jewelry crafted from eco-friendly materials found all over the world.

Creators Elizabeth White and Jacquelyn Buckner — also sisters! — designed the line of jewelry using inspiration from the North Carolina coast’s blend of neutrals, lending an organic look not found in jewelry anywhere else. Love something local AND exclusive…

T&T 1

I love the details of this collection, like the signature T imprinted at the bottom of each suede necklace strap. These pieces can go with anything too — something simple yet interesting to pair with a t-shirt and jeans to make the outfit special. I really want that big cowrie shell in the top right corner… Santa Wilson if you are reading this… T&T 2Elizabeth and Jacquelyn carry four different styles of necklaces — Limited Luxe, Luxe, Tribe and Twine & Little Twig — for little kiddies! The children’s line is such a good idea — I always wanted to wear what my mom wore when I was little. Still do actually.T&T 3Someone is having a really good hair day.

Twine & Twig is sold in boutiques across the U.S. To find a location near you, click here. Follow Twine & Twig on Instagram @twineandtwigstyle to get the inside scoop on how they create these amazing pieces and for flash sales every now and again!

Also if you are reading this and do not follow me on Instagram and Pinterest, I’m offended. @silverspoontaste and Pinterest — do it now.