crown & ivy (and a giveaway!)

June 6, 2014·

When it comes to fashion and style, to me, there’s really nothing like classic pieces. Trendy pieces are great – I love trends! But trends come and go and classic pieces really tend to transcend through the years… I guess that’s what makes them classic, right?

If you live in the south, you’ve probably heard of the department store, Belk.  Or, let’s be honest, “Belks,” as most southern women say. But seriously… why is it that every woman adds an “S” onto the end of store names? No? Anyway. Well, Belk just recently launched their first totally exclusive line of clothing called “crown & ivy.” Crown & ivy incorporates a modern twist on the classic southern styles. What I LOVE about the line is it is FULL of versatile pieces, lady like dresses, and even some bold patterns. The fabrics are gorgeous, they’re all clearly well made, and they really epitomize modern southern style.

So, today I’m sharing with y’all four different looks featuring some of my favorite items from the crown & ivy collection!

crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist I absolutely LOVE this dress. For one, it has POCKETS. Which y’all know I can’t turn down a dress that has pockets. I LOVE the fun print. It’s super lightweight so it is going to be perfect for backyard bbq’s or even a wedding! I never used to really like the color blue, but I’ve really become drawn to it recently – and I just love the bold blues in this dress!!

This is also a dress you could easily dress down by throwing a denim jacket over it and wearing some TOMS or other flat shoes. crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist As if I needed another excuse to get another denim jacket… but I am a huge fan of this one from the crown & ivy collection. It fits like a glove and it was totally on sale when I got it. So there. I also am pretty much in love with this knit, tribal print top. The detailing on it is just gorgeous… the pattern is actually stitched on so it gives it almost a 3D effect. It’s really a top that you can wear all year & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist This dress makes me feel like I’m a girl straight out of the 70s, but at the same time, the classic shift dress style makes it feel very modern. I just LOVE this dress! When I tried this dress on for John I think he actually gasped a little bit. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but he really liked it. I am pretty sure this is the dress I’m going to wear to John’s cousin’s wedding next weekend! I feel so feminine in it. And, of course, it goes PERFECTLY with my favorite blue & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist I LOVE a classic blazer and when I saw this knit schoolboy style blazer in the crown & ivy line, I knew I’d love it… and love it, I do. It’s SO comfortable, it’s not stiff like some blazers have a tendency to be, and it goes with everything. I can think of about 25 different ways to wear it! And this crochet front tank? I’m pretty sure I need it in every color. I have worn it a few times already and get compliments on it EVERY time I wear it! crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist crown & ivy collection from @MyBelk #moderntwist

LOOK ONE: Dress: crown & ivy / Belk c/o | Clutch: Urban Expressions / Stitch Fix (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors LOOK TWO: Denim Jacket: crown & ivy c/o | Aztec Shirt: crown & ivy c/o | White Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy LOOK THREE: Dress: crown & ivy c/o | Shoes: C. Wonder c/oNecklace: eBay (similar) LOOK FOUR: Navy Schoolboy Blazer: crown & ivy c/o | Lace Tank: crown & ivy c/o |  Shoes: TOMSNecklace: Stitch Fix (similar)

In the meantime use the code: “26815885” for $10 off $50 Crown & Ivy regular OR sale purchase. This code can be used for online and in store purchases. OR, this printable coupon can be taken into the store and used: Both coupons are valid between June 6-15

So tell me, which ones are your favorite pieces? Have you shopped the crown & ivy line yet? And, to top it all off, the FABULOUS folks at Belk are giving away a $75 gift card to Belk to one lucky reader!! (You can shop online if you don’t have a Belk department store near you! So don’t fret!) Now you can snag yourself some fabulous crown & ivy pieces!

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