WE MOVED Monday, February 10

Hey Hey Hey…. We moved Style Story Blog over to your website! Follow us here! www.ahndeamay.com

We Are Moving South! Wednesday, December 18

So excited to be moving our family back to the South! Georgia to be exact! Yes we are moving over Christmas and yes it is insane! Please be patient as we get settled and then I cannot wait to share with you my new ventures! Adding a team member, style story with a southern twist, HeirBloom for Divina launch January 3rd and much more! Make sure to follow my instagram for the reality play by play!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Family Photo Shoot Black and Navy Tuesday, October 29

Have you done your family Christmas photos yet this season? I have been working on lots of style boards like this one to help families express their personalities, avoid being too matchy and allow the photographer a brilliant canvas with color, texture and pattern. I am really loving the navy and black combo this season. When styling, I always start with mom... once she looks and feels fantastic we move on to everyone else in the family, sort of building around her.

Family Photo Shoot Concept

Remember that evermicrush blazer from yesterdays musings? I wanted to show you all of the ways I would style that blazer. The more options the better right? The black and white tweed operates as a neutral even though it has texture to it. Pop over and check out their storewide sale!

monday musings and inspirations Monday, October 28

Happy Monday! Today I am taking a deep breath and preparing for another long week.  This week doesn't include all the fun stuff like last weeks Colorado trip. No instead, I will be focusing on cleaning, laundry and organizing closets. But enough of that, lets enjoy some Monday musings while sipping pumpkin coffee, shall we.

Dreaming - Last week was a dream come true, literally. It began months ago when Mindi Lindscombe, owner of Something New Boutique, Colorado's best wedding dresses, flew into Chicago and asked me to be the accessory designer and stylist of her new wedding dress line Divina. You can read all the details and the story here.

DIY - these would be adorable for a party.

Style Inspiration - Gwen is the top of my list, who is yours?

Mini Style  - This is simply precious and reminds me of when I was a little girl.

Words - I am focusing on doing this lately 

Go To Blazer - Love this black and white tweed jacket from evermicrush online vintage inspired boutique. (photo credit kim neyer)

Weekly Musings Thursday, October 17

Textiles like this have really caught my eye lately. I find myself drawn to visuals like this, with unexpected colors and interesting patterns. Where would you put a textile like this in your home? Mixed in a  gallery wall  or maybe in your office or shop

Something I would like to try this Fall is chunky socks with boots. Last season it was all about dainty and feminine socks paired with pretty shoes and flats. This season I am intrigued by the strong confidence of a boot blended with a cozy,thick fleecy sock. Here are some inspired ways to style this look. 

This quote is speaking to me... 

I am working on bridal accessories collection and am simply mesmerized by the back on this Berta Bridal design. A woman's back is sexy and rarely exposed, I love the story this photo tells.

What are you musing over this week? Anything really catch your attention?

colory textiles

belle magazine

The Feather Necklace Tuesday, October 15

I literally fell off my chair when I saw this photo of my feather necklace design on the stunning Kristin Swenson at NY Fashion Week! Words cannot express the honor it is as a designer to be the accessory choice for the most important fashion event of the year! Not to mention, Kristin is the contributing style editor for Mom Trend, one of the most fashion forward blogs founded by Nicole Feliciano out of NYC. My jaw hit the floor when I read this fantastic article she wrote about me and then posted another feature today on her blog BonBon Rose Girls. (Follow my instagram for a giveaway this week) 

The feather necklace is my signature this season, or maybe my good luck charm. I have literally been stopped on the streets, at events, inside the Chicago Bloomingdales and pinch me now... it has even caught the eye of my favorite artisan retailer Anthropologie. Each necklace is custom with either all black feathers and a crescent silver metal necklace or speckled feathers on a gold crescent necklace. It works with a white t and jeans or something a bit more "fancy," you choose your way! Oh and I love seeing photos of how you are styling my designs.... #ahndeamaystylist +Ahndea May 

Friday Weekend Style Thursday, October 10

Happy Friday and happy weekend style. Do you have a go to look for the weekend? Something easy to wear, comfortable, yet stylish. I have had a long relationship with leopard, and this season I am going casual with it. The look.. my go to boyfriend denim with a chambray top, a military jacket and a statement necklace.   Cheers to a happy, stylish weekend! 

photocredit/Kim Neyer