Saturday Calls for Layers

‘Tis the season for layering. Leaving for a Game Day is like packing for the weekend. Layering is key to keep up with the changing temps from morning to night. I like to start the day with no hat and throw one on later when the day has taken its toll on my hair, Add a thermal over your mid-day tank or tee and you’ve got a whole new look. Get your Game Day plan together because it’s less than 24 hours away! 

More Beach, Please – Resort Style

I think the school system must have realized that we all need the beach a few times per school year. I love how we have all these breaks giving us many chances to breathe that sea air. I’m already picking fabrics and styles for Spring/Summer 2018 Cover-Ups and Vacation Shorts. Plan lots of beach days because you’re going to want to wear SMIJ S/S ’18. 

Northside LoveΒ 

Check out the September issue of Northside Woman for the SMIJ article! (SMIJ Flamingo Beach Cover-Up in background) πŸ“° You can grab one at local newsstands, downtown @awesomealpharetta ,for one location. β˜€οΈ Lots of fun things happening: 

1️⃣ SMIJ will set up shop at @henryandpearl and @thefrontporchofvinings next month (follow Insta for details) 

2️⃣ Aprons will be ready in November πŸ‘— 

3️⃣ Resort season is turning into a year round season and SMIJ Resort is ready for your Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer beach trips πŸ– 

4️⃣ We have several more pop-ups being scheduled right now at places you already love ❀️ 

5️⃣ The best football games are still in front of us and we are re-stocking “Game Day” hats this week! 🏈 

6️⃣ And, I’m so excited about our new “Travel Day” style. The temps are dropping and I’m so ready to wear my new SMIJ. ✈️ 
#thatsenoughfornow #smijfall #readnorthsidewoman #resortwearbysmij #beachmommakes #βš“οΈ

Patch up Your Fall

I was out doing my Fall Fashion Research this week and these were the fashion Find of the day, for sure.

The latest fashion trend is to put patches on your denim jackets, jeans, camo shirts, utility jackets and overalls. I’ve seen lots of patches around, but this is the first time I’ve seen pins that look like patches. Brilliant! With these pins from Saks, you can patch up anything, change them and switch clothes. At $10/each they can make great stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and Fall fun. 

Click on any picture to access the list. 

Fashion Blogger Find: Great Early Fall Dress(es)

I like to follow fashion bloggers. Some I follow are very similar to my style and some are quite different. By seeing the way they put outfits together I discover great brands that fit my style and get challenged to move outside my comfort zone now and then. One of the fashion influencers I follow is Loverly Gray. She is super cute, local and humble and helpful in her InstaStories and posts. She posted this dress a few weeks ago and I just loved it for several reasons. It comes in several colors, it’s a great price point, its embroidery detail is on-trend and it’s a nice transition weight and style. I wore it yesterday for church and brunch and it handled an early Fall Sunday that was in the hot mid-80s like a champ. Check out her fashion blog for all the details on this dress. 

Follow SMIJ on Instagram for all the great finds: https://www.instagram.com/smijbyjill/

Game Day Bling

Some games, especially those Saturday night games, it’s fun to dress up your Game Day. Β One way to do this is to bling up a fun graphic tee. Β I like to add a skirt, a comfortable pair of wedges and fun jewelry. Β Pile on the bling for a fun way to add your team colors or make your tee pop. Β Below are over 40 great pieces I found that could work for your team! Β Click on any picture to see the entire list. Β Happy Weekend, Y’all!

Aprons by SMIJ

We are one huge step closer to our SMIJ Apron Launch (See our recent post: Share a Meal, Share your Life). We have our first pattern and Apron and we are ready for our first run. I’m picking fabrics now. I’d love to have these ready for Fall gatherings and, definitely, for your holiday parties. Stay tuned… And, feel free to share your thoughts!

Hike the Hooch: Cochran Shoals Park – Runner’s Delight

If you’re following along, you may know that we are trying to visit the top 10 or so most popular hiking trails along the Chattahoochee River. I’ve done a lot of hiking and visited many, many state parks and, somehow, have hardly spent any time enjoying this river. I think it’s because when I’m wanting to hike it’s because I’m in the mood to head out of town. These Hooch hikes are so convenient, though. They feel like a mini vacation. This was our second hike in this series. Overall, we all agree Island Ford was a much more fun and scenic family hike, but this one is an awesome running trail. There are times when it’s hard to see or hear the river, but it’s a wide, gravel trail for running, biking, dog-walking and strolling. It’s flat and straight and I’m dying to run it! So, as a family, we will probably choose a different trail, but if you’re needing a great place to run, this is definitely wotmrth a short drive. 

Follow along as we Hike the Hooch this Fall! 

{Wearing Lucky Brand Cut-Offs | SMIJ Sweatshirt available at Henry & Pearl | New Balance Sneakers}

Game Day – 3 OOTD Ideas for These Warmer Temps

OK, we all knew it would happen. It’s gotten warm again. But, there is that Fall element where the nights cool off a bit more than they did a few weeks ago. The evening cool down is a nice treat after a day in the mid-80s, but now we’re also changing clothes multiple times per day. Cold, then hot, then cold again. Layering is my choice! What if you’re heading to Athens for the day?  Here are my three ideas:

1. I suggest short sleeve “Game Day” with a cute camo shirt layered on top. You can shed the layer if you get hot, but look Game Day chic through all the weather changes. 

2. Or, a casual red or black dress topped with a “Game Day” hat and a cute denim jacket, preferably with some patches. Retro sneakers finish that outfit for an on-trend Game Day OOTD. 

3. Lastly, you could do denim cut-offs with a SMIJ thermal and red or black sneakers (opposite color of your thermal). I love long sleeves and shorts when the weather is bouncing between the 70s and 80s. 

Share your ideas and pictures with me, too. We’ve got lots of Game Days to style still! 

Shop the below looks at Henry & Pearl in Milton or Serendipity in Roswell. Hats also available st Mason Dixon’s in Marietta.