Have you ever stood in your closet needing a little guidance on what to wear with what? Virtual Styling by Amy Giles might be just what you need to help you with your styling dilemmas!Read More
We are kicking off Memorial Day Weekend - Rosemary Beach Style! I'm sure everyone will attend at least one BBQ this weekend! You want to look stylish and put together, but comfortable too. Here are some looks that we have chosen to help you look your best at a BBQ - whether it's at the beach, lake or in your backyard. All photography by The Southern Atelier
A flirty dress is always a good choice for the ladies with simple beaded tassel earrings (that everyone must own) and cute lace up flats. The colorful straw bag is the perfect pop of color to make this classic navy & cream dress stand out.
A man in khaki shorts and a long sleeve button up with rolled up sleeves is everything Southern. The blue and white check pattern to this Billy Reid shirt is the right choice for a "Beach BBQ" for sure.
Have a safe and super fun weekend with your friends and families! Give thanks for this great country of ours and remember those men and women who died to keep us safe! God Bless!!
The 30A Wine Festival is one of the most stylish and chic wine & culinary events on the gulf coast.... due to the breathtaking location at Alys Beach. This year marks the fifth year of this exciting event which benefits Children's Volunteer Health Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health services for children in Walton and Okaloosa counties. I have been involved with CVHN for several years and these people and children hold a special place in my heart.
The weekend festivities are set for March 11 - 13th.
Kick off the weekend at the Bourbon, Beer & Butts on Friday, March 11th, from 6:00-9:00 pm at Kelly Green. Dress code is casual "southern" chic. These looks are perfect to sip a cocktail, eat some awesome BBQ and enjoy the live music from Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars.
Swirl, sip and learn from some of the countries best vintners on Saturday from 1:00-3:30pm at Fonville Park. Then, from 3:30-7:00 join everyone for a wine walkabout at the North Sea Garden Walk at Alys Beach for the Grand Tasting.
Be sure to pick up your stylish Swell bottles to hydrate, hydrate hydrate!!!
Finally, Rose and Croquet is a highlight of the 30A Wine Festival on Sunday 11:30-3:30 pm at Kelly Green at Alys Beach. You must wear your traditional croquet whites for this tournament! Enjoy a boozy brunch and biscuit bar prior to the match, complete with elegant Rosés and Bloody Mary bar. This is one of my favorite events during this festival....Super chic!
I encourage you to attend the 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach this year and experience one of the most stylish and unique wine festivals along our gulf coast, while supporting Children's Volunteer Health Network and helping our local community and its uninsured and underinsured children.
Weddings are one of my favorite events to style! I was thrilled to be able to celebrate with our friends Valerie & Matt Walker yesterday at Celebration Hall in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. I was excited to wear my new Joie suede heels (available at Willow Boutique). Also, my new Coastal Road Sundance clutch was perfect with my dress!
A beautiful day in Santa Rosa Beach for a wedding..... catching up with sweet friends. I'm wearing a BCBG dress from last year's collection from Willow Boutique. This dress always puts me in a good mood because of the fun, bright color! My jewels are my own LOVE necklace from Willow Boutique, druzy and gold layering necklaces.
Weddings are always a good reminder of how blessed I am to have been married to this handsome guy for fifteen years!
Congratulations to Valerie and Matt Walker! Thank you for sharing your special day with us in such a beautiful place. Cheers!
I couldn't resist stopping by Willow Boutique to meet Founder and Designer of the chic new jewelry line, Shelly Brown. Her American Made jewelry is self described as being "Bohemian Luxury". Her cuffs are fabulous and are made with Swarovski crystals with an array of mixed metals. Her collection is comprised of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.Read More
The Memorial Day weekend along 30A was filled with beautiful weather, family & friends fun on the beach and fashion for a cause. I was honored to have the opportunity to co-host a two day event with the beautiful girls of The Southern Atelier and Beachfolly, a precious little boutique located in Watercolor. We celebrated & talked about fashion in the south surrounded by gorgeous clothes & accessories, by Fine & Funky Jewelry. Also, since May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, we were raising awareness and taking the Lyme disease challenge. Did you know? Lyme disease is a world wide infectious disease and has been reported in all 50 states. Typically, Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from an infected tick and only 50% of people will develop the bull's eye rash. Other common symptoms include fatigue, neck stiffness, pain, memory loss, headaches, joint pain and arthritis & jaw discomfort. To find out more information and raise awareness and hope, visit www.lymelightfoundation.org.
During the weekend of festivities, I had the chance to meet some special people that photographed our event at Beachfolly. Jeremy & Amanda Jackson, with The Jacksons Photography. They are a precious husband and wife team based in the MidWest, (Columbus, Ohio). Call them if you are getting married in Columbus....or down here at the beach!!
We had a crew in town for the holiday weekend.....The Hamiltons (John's sister and her husband and kids) from Signal Mountain, TN., my parents (aka, Nana & Buddy) came in from Ozark, AL. and we also had John's parents who live here (aka, DeeCee & Granddaddy). We spent a lot of our time on the beach playing with the kids, drinking beach drinks and eating good food (it was beautiful, but very windy). I'm sad I didn't get a picture of all of us this weekend, though.
The weekend still kept going.... we got to see Holly Williams & her husband, Chris Coleman, in concert at Grayton Beer Brewery (very cool event) with The Hamiltons. We also had our dear friends, The Baynes, and their crew from Birmingham join us at the concert.
Lastly we finished off the weekend with a beautiful concert under the stars in Alys Beach with the Gulf Coast Sinfonia.....remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedom. Thank you and God Bless.
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I am thrilled to welcome you to my Blog! My name is Amy Giles and I live in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida (the beautiful gulf coast along Highway 30A) with my husband, John, and twin girls, Cooper and Riley. I just recently started my own business, called Wardrobe Made Simple. It’s a personal styling business, that offers an experience that can build confidence in the daily task of getting dressed! From wardrobe evaluations & closet clean outs to personal styling sessions and shopping trips…. I can help with anything to do with your closet and wardrobe!Read More