Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Get While The Gettin's Good!

Don't forget! I have Kelley Smith Style Gift Certificates Available! Mention my blog and receive $5 off my hourly rate when you purchase a Gift Certificate by December 19th. (offer applies only to gift certificate purchases)


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Absolutely, Positively...

LOVE this outfit!

photo from people.com

Friday, November 27, 2009

A Local Version of What Not To Wear Wednesday (on Friday)

The woman on the left is a PERFECT example of why you should not wear tapered pants.
'Nuff said!

Photo from here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turkey for me and turkey for you...

About to get started with my Thanksgiving festivities....wanted to leave you with these 2 pics. The Gwyneth Paltrow pic b/c I love the dress she's wearing. The Josh Duhamel pic because I think he's really cute!!


photos from people.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What Not to Wear Wednesday on Thursday

The outfit (if you can call it that) that I saw today was in need of being blogged about. I WISH I had had my camera because all I would have had to do is post the picture--no words would have been necessary.

A teal green, velour, leisure/lounging suit (meaning, velvet sweatpants and matching hoodie) with high heeled (stiletto) black boots. Oh, and did I mention that the pants were way too short with the boots? (that was the LEAST of her problems, though) It was TERRIBLE! One should NOT wear a leisure/lounging suit in public--unless you just got out of the gym and had to make a quick pit-stop on the way home. And one should certainly NOT pair the aforementioned leisure suit with high heeled boots!! Even J-Lo circa 2004 had trouble pulling off a leisure suit with flashy shoes.

Photo from here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

HSN and Badgley Mischka!

I am SUPER excited about this which will be airing on HSN (that's channel 240 if you're a Direct TV customer)tomorrow night--Tuesday, November 17th.

I had the pleasure of attending the Badgley Mischka Spring 2009 and Spring 2010 Fashion Shows at Fashion Week in NYC over the past 2 years. During my first experience I also had the pleasure of visiting with Mark (Badgley) and James (Mischka) in their NYC show room for the morning during my trip. SUCH nice guys, beautiful designs, and a very chic show room. I am excited for them as they start this new venture targeted toward the every-day, fashionable woman!

*top photo courtesy of ME! bottom photo courtesy of HSN.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's No Secret

That I don't like Dansko shoes for women...specfically, Dansko clogs. (see this to refresh your memory)

Well, the other day we were celebrating C's birthday at Monkey Joe's (indoor bounce houses)and one requirement is that you have to take your shoes off and just wear socks. They provide wire shelves to put your shoes in. When it was time to leave and I was putting my shoes on (sporty, cute Skechers in case you're wondering)I spied a pair of brown Danskos on the shelf beside my shoes. The thought entered my mind to just take the shoes and throw them away. After all, I'd be doing the owner a favor, right? But, my conscience got the better of me and I did nothing.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

shout out

very excited about my new necklace from michelle at blue moss. check her out! local girl, handmade, unique jewelry. be sure to tell her i sent you....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Directions to the Style Event this Wednesday

Directions to Salon 864 & Boutique

2499 Rutherford Road

Greenville ,SC 29609


From Greenville (North Pleasantburg Drive area):

-Follow North Pleasantburg to Rutherford Road

-Turn RIGHT onto Rutherford (as if you’re going to The Farmers’ Market)

-Follow Rutherford for approx 2.5 miles

-Salon 864 & Boutique will be on the LEFT shortly after the intersection with Stallings Road (see Ingles). The building is gray with black signage. The space is shared with Tommy Pike Customs.

*landmark: the salon is just after the water tower that says “Evil thrives when good men do nothing”

From Taylors/Greer area:

-Follow Wade Hampton Blvd to Rutherford Road

-Turn RIGHT onto Rutherford

-Follow Rutherford for 1.3 miles

-Salon 864 & Boutique will be on the RIGHT. The building is gray with black signage. The space is shared with Tommy Pike Customs.

calling all ladies.....NOVEMBER 4, 2009

You are cordially invited to join Salon 864 & Boutique and Kelley Smith Style for a fun-filled Ladies' Morning Out on Wednesday, November 4th. There will be munchies, coffee, discounts, giveaways, fashion advice, stocking stuffers and much more! Please drop in any time from 9:30AM until 11:30AM. Save 20% on any Salon or Boutique purchase of $30 or more (before tax) and you will be entered to win a hair cut and style with Rebecca of Salon 864, an hour session with Kelley Smith Style, and a wax with Kelli B. ($85 value!) Spend $75 (before tax) and receive a coupon for 10% off at Salon 864 & Boutique to be redeemed by December 31, 2009. See all of the holiday and winter fashions that Rebecca has to offer while being treated to styling tips from Kelley and Rebecca. In addition to some of the coolest clothes around, you'll find jewelry, home fragrance, and much more. Check out Rebecca's blog for the latest and for directions! (2499 rutherford rd in greenville)

So that we may plan accordingly, please respond (leave your RSVP in the comment section below or click the EMAIL ME tab to the right by November 2nd. And please bring any friends who might be interested. Hope to see you there!

(i will be posting directions closer to the date.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

have you heard the news???

i am hosting several style events at the gap for the next few weeks. this is your chance to get a head start on (or finish up) your christmas shopping before the ever popular, ever busy BLACK FRIDAY rolls around. so bring your shopping list and join us for refreshments, 25% off your entire purchase*, great fashions, styling suggestions, and just some plain ol' fun!

style event schedule:
wednesday, october 28 7:30pm-9:30pm
wednesday, november 4 7:30pm-9:30pm
wednesday, november 11 9:30am-11:30am
wednesday, november 18 9:30am-11:30am

*to redeem your 25% savings, you will need to bring in a copy of this blog post. feel free to bring some friends--just make sure they have a copy of this blog too.
** i will not be in the store on this date but stop by and ask for april...she'll take good care of you!

and don't forget about the style event i'm co-hosting at salon 864&boutique on wednesday, november 4th from 9:30am-11:30am.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

chiggety check it out!

look at all of the super cool stuff in rebecca's shop...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

don't groan....

but christmas is only about 9 weeks away. when you're making your christmas wish list, remember that i offer gift certificates for my services! if you are in the greenville area, i'm happy to hand deliver it to whomever is kind enough to purchase it for you.
for a list of my services, look over to the right of my blog. please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, October 19, 2009

this post is not about fashion

just a few words.

texting. in church. REALLY?

it saddens me to know that the world has lost pretty much all respect for anything.

picture found here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

another pic that i am just digging.
this is from my close, personal friend scott schuman over at the sartorialist. just kidding about the friend thing. but i DID meet him in nyc in sept and he's quite cute and nice! oh and my sister got him to autograph a copy of his book for me - sweet!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

posin' for posen

i love this photo for so many reasons.
got it from my bud, perez.

Monday, October 12, 2009


to show my appreciation for my clients and friends who have supported kelley smith style over the past year, i am hosting a ladies' morning out at the gap at haywood mall on wednesday, october 21 from 9:30AM-11:30AM.

please join me for refreshments, styling & dressing guidance from yours truly, be the first to try on the gap's holiday 2009 collection, and save 25% on all of your purchases during this exclusive event. feel free to bring a friend and, if you can't get a sitter, bring the kids! what a great way to get some new clothes for yourself or get a head start on christmas shopping for the fashionable people on your list!


register to win a FREE MINI PHOTO SESSION WITH KIM DELOACH PHOTOGRAPHY and a GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR 1 HOUR WITH KELLEY SMITH STYLE! enter by emailing Kim your name, number, email address and age OR register to win at the GAP Ladies' Morning Out. the winner will be drawn at 11am on the 21st.
[must be 18+ to enter. you do not have to be present to win. winner must be willing to do a "before and after" shot at the photography session.]

photo courtesy of kim deloach photography
styling courtesy of kelley smith style

Sunday, October 11, 2009

timeless? classic?

i would like to clear up something. i think people get confused when someone refers to a certain piece of clothing as being "timeless" or "a classic". yes, there are certain items that are timeless or classic but, it's more that the IDEA of them is timeless/classic-not the actual piece itself. for instance: a white, button down, collared shirt. a classic, no doubt. BUT, if you think that the white, button down, collared shirt that you bought from casual corner back in 1985 is going to fit well and look good on you today, you're crazy. hem lengths, overall fits, etc have changed over the years. another example is a denim jacket. always a good thing to have in your closet but, not if it's big, boxy, and acid wash from 1980. today's fit is more cropped, fitted, and a darker wash. even just the simple black pant..today's versions will fit much differently from those made back in 1995.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

which came first?

i noticed today that the ashley stewart store (plus size clothing) and weight watchers are located right beside each other in a local strip mall. hmmmm....wonder if they help or hinder each others' business?

just a random thought.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

more ri-ri love

got this one from coco perez.

rihanna love

i love rihanna...her music, her style, and especially her hair! (i take a picture of her to my hair dresser each time i go in and she reminds me that i'm a white girl..) anywho, saw this pic today and i think it's GORGEOUS! all the chanel baubles, the turquoise skirt, the red lips. LOVE it.

photo from people.com

Monday, October 5, 2009


i know, i know - it's only october and christmas ads are starting WAY too early. BUT, i just found out that i get to go to NYC for a few nights in december and the best part is, i get to take my 4 year old with me! he's heard me talk about nyc since he was born and i've told him all of the things we'll do when we get there. we might have to alter some of my plans b/c it's going to be C-O-L-D but one thing we are definitely doing is going to the christmas spectacular at radio city music hall and i'm super excited!

my anthro line up

here are the things from anthropologie that i am currently digging.

wind rippled tee

lively mist tank

angles and angles cardi

drapes and folds cardi

Saturday, October 3, 2009

to show my appreciation of my clients and friends who have supported kelley smith style over the past year, i am hosting a ladies' morning out at the gap at haywood mall on wednesday, october 21 from 9:30AM-11:30AM. please join me for refreshments, styling and dressing guidance from yours truly, be the first to try on the gap's holiday 2009 collection, and save 25% on all of your purchases during this exclusive event. feel free to bring a friend and, if you can't get a sitter, bring the kids! what a great way to get some new clothes for yourself or get a head start on christmas shopping for the fashionable people on your list!

P.S.: Register to win a FREE mini photo session with Kim DeLoach Photography and a Gift Certificate for 1 Hour with Kelley Smith Style. Pre register and see official rules at kim's blog or register the morning of the event. Winner will be drawn at 11:00 on the 21st.

photo courtesy of kim deloach photography.
styling courtesy of ME!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

which vest is best?

with fall on its way, i know people are gearing up to wear their fall fashions. a big thing here in the south is to wear a down vest layered over a long sleeved shirt. i'll admit, i used to participate in this "trend" but, over the past few years i've realized that the down vest does nothing for my figure....in fact, it ADDS to my figure. but, it's gonna be hard for me to convince people to just NOT wear a down vest this season. SOOOO, here are some pics of some more fashionable down vests that you should try this time around. if you're gonna wear something big and bulky, it should at least have some cute/interesting details to it!

photos from nordstrom's, ralph lauren's, and athleta's websites.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

this post is not about fashion

my almost 4-year-old is into his 3rd week of school. the first 2 weeks he got high praises from his teachers via notes sent home. then, this monday his teacher left a message (routine during the first month of school) and said, and i'm quoting,
"he's playing so well", "all of the boys in the class have gelled really well", "he's a good listener, probably the best listener in the class", "nice to have in class", "we are really enjoying him". MAN, WAS I PROUD!

well, when i picked him up yesterday he barely got in the car before he blurted out "i had to go to time out b/c i pulled mrs leaphart's hand!" i said " you did what?". long story short--he was frustrated and she wanted him to do something that he didn't want to do and he pulled her hand in an angry fashion when she reached for him. we had a long talk with him about how that's just mean and disrespectful and could even be hurtful. he's going to apologize to her on friday. well, as our afternoon went on more details emerged from his sweet little mouth. he also told us that while he was in time out he was kicking some toys and mrs leaphart told him that "we don't kick the toys because they are really expensive and some of them have batteries." (remember, this is from his almost 4-year-old-mouth..not sure where the batteries fit in) THEN, he told us that he told mrs leaphart that he didn't like her leopard dress. i said "did you say that today?" he said "i said it on the first day!". nice. so, he's physically abused and insulted his teacher's wardrobe. and we're only 3 weeks in to the year.

oh, here's another one from yesterday. as i was dropping him off and preparing to assist w/ car pool line, we met one of his classmate's moms. he realized that she was gavin's mom and he looked at her and said "why doesn't gavin like to share?". IF THERE WAS ANY QUESTION ABOUT WHO CANON'S MOM IS, THIS IS PROOF THAT HE'S MINE! apparently, when god was creating us, he left the FILTER out of both of us. you know, the filter that makes us think before we speak.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

what not to wear wednesday

these pictures speak for themselves....

i know i still owe you some fashion week posts...they are coming. i've been a little under the weather this week.

Friday, September 18, 2009

i'm baaaack!

back from fashion week. it was STUPENDOUS! will be blogging as soon as i can get my thoughts and pics together. until then, here are a few to whet your appetite. the first one is courtesy of my sister--she thinks it's the fire escape from a "law & order" episode.

Monday, September 14, 2009

so you won't go through withdrawals...

i'm setting this up to post in my absence. just thought it'd be nice to refresh everyone's memory about my services. please feel free to pass this along to any friends/family who might be interested. special discounts and savings available on my services and at several local stores when used in conjunction w/ kelley smith style.

I love to shop. Whether it's for myself or for other people. I love fashion. I love pretty things. I love seeing people perk up when they have on outfit that makes them feel good. I spend a lot of time browsing fashion magazines and fashion websites. I can work with any budget. I took all of the fashion classes at Millie Lewis. I have been in the modeling industry for 18 years. I study books about body types and what silhouettes work best for those body types. I have shopped in a wide range of stores -- from Target to Bergdorf. I have weekly scouting trips to the mall to search for new styles, sales, and store inventories. I am qualified to help you with anything related to fashion.

The services that I am currently offering and brief descriptions are listed below.

Have a closet full of clothes that you never wear because things don't fit (whether too big or too small)? Torn because you paid a lot of money for those pants that are no longer in style, but you can't bring yourself to part with them? Love a certain pair of pants but don't think you have "a thing" to go with them? Do you always grab the same clothes out of the closet because you're not sure if that gray shirt "goes" with those brown pants? Do you wish you could stretch your current wardrobe just by adding a few, classic or trendy pieces to create a new look? I'M YOUR GIRL!

I will take a look at your clothes and we'll decide what should stay and what should go. You'll feel more comfortable in your clothes when they're in style and when they fit properly and I’ll help you determine the perfect fit for your body type. As for that challenging pair of pants - chances are, you have more than one thing to go with them. You’ll see how clothes you already own go together (or don’t), giving you many more “go to” choices. No need to agonize over what to wear each day. I’ll show you great new outfit options from clothes you already own. After my visit I will send you a detailed assessment with digital pictures, including alteration & outfit suggestions, color combination options, and pieces that you may want to purchase at a later date to complete or complement your existing wardrobe.

Have a special event and aren't sure what to wear? Need some new clothes for the change of season? Easily overwhelmed in large department stores? Need the perfect pair of jeans? Think you have to choose comfort over style? Sick of wearing the same color all time and want to try some different color combinations? THIS IS WHERE I COME IN!

I will teach you how to easily find the right styles, shapes, and sizes for your needs - whether for a particular event or season or just every day living. I’ll save you from the "mom jeans" by getting the right cut, wash and size. I'll help ease the frustrations of shopping by guiding you to appropriate choices, bringing you additional sizes & colors, and making sense of today's fashion trends. I'll help you save time and money by providing a valid opinion on fit and style, so you'll love everything you buy.

My fee is $30 per hour with a 1 hour minimum.

References are available upon request.

Please leave a comment if you would like to be contacted about scheduling an appointment.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

it's almost time

leaving soon for fashion week! i know (for sure) that we are going to 2 shows:
badgley mischka and willow. we are also going to a book signing/meet & greet for scott schuman who is a writer/photographer/fashion blogger. we are also supposed to go to a cocktail party for designer douglas hannett on monday night at the plaza--oh,la,la! SO SO SO SO SO excited!
keeping my fingers crossed that i don't get the intestinal funk that my husband has had for 2 days and that he gets better so that he can take care of the little one while i'm gone!

i'm sure i'll have LOTS to blog about when i return. bon voyage!

*photo courtesy of http://www.mbfashionweek.com/newyork/spring2010/designers/bcbgmaxazria/index.html#