Wednesday, December 31, 2008

{happy new year}

Friday, December 26, 2008

{two new outfits - i'm a lucky girl!}

This year, my family had our big Christmas celebration at the Four Seasons in Atlanta! It was such a beautiful affair and all of the girls were given special dresses to wear! Mine was simply stunning! I loved the ruffled ivory top and the slightly-poofy black skirt - so gorgeous! I paired it with simple ivory peeptoe t-straps {similar to shown} and some fabulous jewelry finds from none other than Target! I WISH I could find the bracelet and earrings on their website, but they are no where to be found and I am just too lazy to take a picture {plus, I really doubt my jewelry photography skills would do them justice}. I can do my best to describe... the bracelet was a 6-strand pearl bracelet, fitted to the wrist with a large, jeweled deep purple, gold and black "flower" in the center {if anyone is familiar with the bracelets JCrew had a few months ago - it was VERY similar to those} and the earrings were simple oversized pearl studs, rimmed in gold! So, so chic!

I found this fabulous sequin dress at Forever21 a month or so ago, and can you believe it's already GONE?! I'm glad I snagged it while I had the chance, because I knew when I saw it, it would be PERFECT for New Years Eve! So fun and flirty and a hint of 1920s flapper vibe - I'm in love! I'm pairing it with a pile of necklaces and pearls, some menswear-inspired peeptoe pumps + black matte tights {it will be chilly after all} and a metal-sequin handbag. I think everyone should always look dazzling while ringing in the New Year - whether at home with friends or downtown in the city!

Please do share your party outfits with me! I love a pretty party dress!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

{merry christmas}

May the magic of Christmas be with you, today and always...
Love, Southern Flair

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

{pecan turtle pretzels}

If you're in need of a last minute, wow-their-socks-off, "homemade" {I'm using the term loosely} treat for giving, entertaining, or just to complement a cup of coffee - Look no further!
Pecan Turtle Pretzels
2 bags of Rolos
1 bag of Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Snaps
1 bag of pecan halves
{it's pronounced puh-cahn, for those of you saying pee-can - stop that.}
1 baking sheet
wax paper
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
On a baking sheet lined with wax paper - lay out pretzel snaps. Then, place one Rolo on each pretzel snap.
"Bake" in oven for 3-5 minutes, or until the Rolos are soft {NOT melted}
Immediately after removing tray from oven, push a pecan onto each Rolo {but not too hard - you want the caramel to stay hidden inside}
After you have placed all of the pecans, put the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes {any longer and you'll have a hard time removing the turtles from the wax paper}
Makes about 100 Pecan Turtle Pretzels
Would be beautiful and ready for giving in a simple white tin and pretty red grosgrain ribbon from The Container Store

Sunday, December 21, 2008

{southern proper giveaway}

In honor of the season, Southern Proper, SF's newest blog sponsor, is offering an exclusive holiday giveaway featuring one of their beautiful 100% silk ties and other SoPro goodies! In order to register for the giveaway, simply leave a comment with your name & your favorite holiday tradition.

Although the winner was originally planned to be announced Christmas Day, in light of the holidays, and to give everyone a chance to enter, the date for choosing a winner has been moved to Thursday, January 1st, New Years Day. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I recently noticed a certain color combination catching my eye, bringing to mind the classic color combination used by the fabulous Hermes! Such an unexpected chic color combo, that is subtly chic and oh-so-fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

{barbeque pork + coleslaw on a biscuit}

Today I had lunch at Star Provisions in Atlanta - three words: a-maz-ing!! I had their reknowned Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwich on a Cathead Biscuit {dressed with coleslaw and pickle - I opted for no pickle} and it was hands down the BEST barbeque sandwich I have ever eaten! It was only slightly embarassing that I woofed mine down and was finished eating 20 minutes before everyone else... What can I say? It was THAT good!! I got an old-fashion sugar cane gingerale to go with my meal, it was so refreshing and pretty in a green recycled-glass bottle.

In addition to beyond-yummy food, Star Provisions also has a really cool, eclectic, eco-friendly-meets-general-store shop that I wish I had known about before I finished my Christmas shopping {that's right, I'm done!! YAY!!} because I could have found something for every single person on my list... Great tabletop and home accessories, pretty+unique Christmas ornaments, retro-inspired candy and other treats - the list goes on! Star Provisions is officially a new Atlanta favorite!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

{on the fringe}

Oh! How I am loving the fringe detailing in these finds - very reminiscent of the 1920s or maybe a Native American reserve... either way I'm diggin' it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

{modern stockings for a chic mantel}

Hable Construction is known for their modern take on everyday items for the home and their wool felt appliqued stockings don't disappoint! I love the grown up look of the leopard and zebra {and with that color combo - could almost pass for Tiger stripes... GEAUX!} -OR- the unexpected element of the coral and "Mother" tattoo stockings!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

{tucker blair}

If you are still looking for a cute gift for your favorite preppster, look no further! Tucker Blair is currently offering a 50% off coupon to all Southern Flair readers! Tucker Blair has perfectly preppy needlepoint accessories. All of their belts are designed in the United States and 100 % handcrafted and can be dressed up for a cocktail party or dressed down for a round of golf! The needlepoint headband is a one of a kind product and the perfect compliment to any casual or work outfit.

The promotion will be available through December 24th - the code is: holiday08
Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

{etsy shop}

I have just re-opened my Etsy shop! The tanks available feature my own hand-drawn Southern inspired art work... I am currently offering 3 different designs: a cross, a magnolia, or a fleur de lis. These tanks make great stocking stuffers and come gift-ready, rolled up and tied with a pretty ribbon! All tanks are on SALE for $16!! Get one for yourself or a friend today!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

{turkey day}

Happy Thanksgiving from Southern Flair

Sunday, November 23, 2008

{upsie daisie doodle bug}

My amazing mother has just published her first children's book, Upsie Daisie Doodle Bug! It is a sweet story of a cute little bug and his adventures along the day! There is a short excerpt from the book on the website, as well as "A Letter from the Author". Go explore Doodle Bug's world and follow him on his day of fun as he does his chores, gobbles pancakes, rides a merry-go-round and plays with his friends!

{american living}

Shawl Collar Vest - Buffalo Check Scarf - Gisela Riding Boot - Belted Wool Trench Coat

Ralph Lauren's done it again! I've wondered why certain new ads in my favorite mags were catching my eye... Ralph Lauren has created a new line for JCPenney called American Living and I absolutely LOVE it! Very classic, Americana that isn't too country... I love the look American Living has to offer and I think all of you RL fans will too!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

{sock monkey wednesday}

Today is Sock Monkey Wednesday
{no reason - I just kept running into sock monkey-esque things and was inspired!}
So... check out all of this funky + fun sock monkey garb!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

{southern inspiration}

It has been VERY cold for Louisiana lately! I needed a little reminder of warmer weather and I thought you might enjoy one too!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

{christmas pug}

I found this hilarious picture of a Christmas pooch in a classic "ugly Christmas sweater" - he doesn't look too happy about his festive attire... poor puppy...

{holiday gift guide - hers}