Some days, I wake up with barely enough time to run out the door and am lucky if I manage to shower. Other days, I magically pull it all together and actually look the part of boutique manager. This post and outfit resulted from one of the latter. Inspired by an Instagram post I had come across the night before, I knew exactly what I wanted to wear upon waking. I had plenty of time that morning to leisurely prepare for the day, and managed to curl my hair, steam my clothes and carefully apply my makeup. It all resulted in what has become one of my favorite outfits…ever.
The benefit of having a photographer friend who lives about my place of business is that I can request a few quick photos when I feel the need to document something. I needed to document this outfit. After all, we had everything but the skirt and the earrings in store and the earrings were on order. I had the photos taken and put it on my to-do list to publish them at a later date.
The problem is that between then and now (and it’s been less than week!), we have actually sold out of the sweater. I hesitated to use the photos at all, but then it dawned on me: this post doesn’t have to be about the sweater. It can be about my favorite new red Rag and Bone loafers. Or it can be about the circle frames by Tory Burch that have sadly not yet found their forever home. Or even better? It can be about the Hart Hagerty tassel earrings (designed by my friend Hart Hagerty) that we just ordered and should arrive well in time for the holidays! Yes, that’s what it should be about!
Hart is actually the sister of a good friend (and my former boss) from South Carolina. She started by designing beautiful jackets, two of which I have owned for years and love more than a person should love garments. When she launched her collection of tassel earrings I knew I had to own them too and snatched up a red/pink pair and a pink/yellow pair. Equally enamored with them, Elizabeth asked if Hart would carry to The Shoe Hive and, well, the rest is history. They retail for only $54, come in a variety of styles and colors, and make the perfect gift–whether you’re buying for yourself or someone else!
All of the earrings are handmade and we ordered a bunch, so we’ll have to wait a few more weeks until they arrive but we will be sure to let you know when they do. And in the meantime you can start thinking of the many ways you want to wear them!