What Was In My Calypso St. Barth Pink Bag?!

Collage- sweaters

This week, I linked up with two other bloggers (see above) to show you how we style our favorite cozy sweaters. At the end of the post, you can read more about this link-up and how YOU can link-up as well to show us how you style your own favorite cozy sweater!

Previously, I mentioned that I had a Pink Bag moment at Calypso St. Barth.  I have since had a second Pink Bag Moment and so I’m finally sharing with you what I got during both those trips!!  My new favorite cozy sweater(s)!!  Calypso St. Barth is known for their amazing statement pieces, but they also carry super soft cashmere sweaters, which is what I ended up falling in love with.  One sweater in particular stole my heart.  The Uma Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan.  It is amazing.  Like wearing a cloud.  Walking around enveloped in a fluffy warmth.  Simply the best.

So, I got one in grey and one in black!  That’s how much I loved them.  Check out how they work during the day for a ‘playdate/mommy/time-with-the-kids’ outfit and later for ‘date-night/girl’s-night-out/evening’ outfit below.  By the way, my little 5-year old took my ‘Day’ photos and one or two of the ‘Night’ photos…I’m so proud of my little man.  He did quite a decent job!!  See for yourselves!  Many thanks to my hubby for taking most of the ‘Night’ look pics as well. xoxo

Casual Weekend ‘Day’ Look




Photos:  My 5-year old

Girl’s Night Out/Date ‘Night’ Look





Photos:  My 5-year old and my hubby

I promise you can’t go wrong with these sweaters.  They are simply the best.  Our local store sold out of many colors, but some are still available online!  Feel free to call Brittany Jones at the Summit in Birmingham to order yours, 205.262.2996.  She can ship it anywhere in the country!

Now for details on the link-up! Read the guidelines below to check out what sweaters my friends love, and link up your own fall sweater look!  I’m especially interested to hear about/see what Calypso St. Barth sweaters you love!

Calypso St. Barth is currently hosting a sweater trade-in promo to help you save some money on your sweater purchase.  Take a gently used sweater for donation to Clothes4Souls to receive 25% off * your full-price purchase.  Online, donate $5 or more in your shopping cart to receive 25% off * your full-price purchase.  Calypso will be donating all sweaters to Clothes 4 Souls as part of the #CalypsoCares promotion (ends Sunday, November 16, 2014).  Help to make a difference with Calypso St. Barth!

Stop by your nearest Calypso St. Barth store to try one one and/or purchase one, take a picture in your favorite sweater, and then link your look using the link below.

Link-up Guidelines:

  1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: Elle from Living in Color Style on Bloglovin‘, Jacqueline from Stylin’ In St. Louis via Bloglovin’ and the guest host, Bertha of Chic in Academia via email (see below).
  2. Use the button provided on Elle or Jacqueline’s side bar or link back to the link-up on your blog.  To share on Chic in Academia, leave a link to the picture or blog post in the comments below.  I will add them to this blog post as you comment. 🙂
  3. Enjoy reading other blogs and make new blogger friends!

Thrifty Thursday’s – Calypso St. Barth’s Friends and Family Sale

There’s a great sale going on at Calypso St. Barth, so I just had to share it with you!  It began yesterday, October 22nd, but will run through Sunday, October 26th so there is still plenty of time to shop! 🙂  I was actually at Calypso St. Barth for the launch of the Friends and Family sale last night, offering styling tips and helping pick out pieces for the fall.  It was so much fun!  So, I thought I would do the same for you in this post. But first, let me tell you about my outfit of the night (aka #ootn).  I wore a pair of Calypso St. Barth sequin pants (currently on sale!) that I purchased a while back for next to nothing during another one of their sales:

IMG_20141022_175105Outfit details: Calypso St. Barth Sequin Pants (here) // Altuzarra for Target jacket (here) // Paris Hilton Heels (similar here) // Vintage Gold Clutch (similar here) // Forever 21 Bracelet (similar here) // Kendra Scott Earrings (here).  Photo: Hubby.

In Birmingham, the launch of the Friends and Family sale also coincided with the Shop and Share event, hosted by the Junior League of Birmingham, with social media coverage by B-Metro magazine. IMG_3095Here I am with Heather of My Life Well Loved and Buffy York of The Style Gathering at the B-Metro Magazine step and repeat who were live-blogging during the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop and Save event.  Photo: Buffy York.

I’ve shared my love for Calypso St. Barth with you all previously, and also mentioned how pricey the store can be.  I believe I also mentioned how amazing their sales can be too, though!  There are some fantastic items on sale now in stores, but also many that can be found online.  One of the things I like to do when shopping sales is to plan ahead and shop for the following year.  So, for example, there are some amazing summer items for sale at Calypso St Barth right now.  They are incredibly affordable after the Friends and Family, 25% off discount.  To save you some time, I’ve curated some outfit ideas for you!  Take a look at some of the “looks” I styled for you at three different price points:

1. Beach attire – Summer 2015: All under $30 before 25% off discount.

Calypso St. Barth - Summer 2015

Calypso St Barth cover up swimwear / Calypso St Barth tankini top / Calypso St Barth bandeau top / Calypso St Barth clothing / Tkees flip flops / Assorted TKEES Flip Flops | Calypso St. Barth

2.  The Cookout – Summer 2015 – All under $50 before 25% off discount.
Calypso - Summer Cookout

AG Adriano Goldschmied shorts / Leather sandals / Flora Bella woven purse / Vintage necklace / Isabel V-Neck Linen Tee | Calypso St. Barth

3.  Dinner Date – Summer 2015All under S100 before 25% off discount.
Dinner Date - Summer 2015

Calypso St Barth wrap dress / Summer sandals / Crossbody purse / Morra Designs dangle earrings / Element Dangle Necklace | Calypso St. Barth

Don’t you just want it all?!  If you want a personal shopping experience, feel free to contact my friend and Calypso St. Barth store manager, Brittany Jones (205.262.2996) at the Summit in Birmingham, AL.  She can order everything for you (personal shopper you say??) and have it shipped to you anywhere in the US!
Otherwise, feel free to order on your own, online, using promo code FRIENDS14.  Let me know if you end up getting anything from the sale!  I’d love to hear about your bargain finds!!  Finally, for those of you wondering, the winner of the denim giveaway was announced on Instagram two weeks ago.  Congratulations to Nancy Wander!!
Until next time!  Stay Chic!

Thrifty Thursday’s – Calypso St. Barth

Have you heard of Calypso St. Barth before?  If you haven’t, be prepared to open your mind to a world of boho-chic clothing; shoes and accessories; exotic fabrics and prints; and this Fall…fur, cozy fabrics, and leather!

I have loved Calypso’s for some time now.  Many people might be turned off by a store like Calypso’s because they carry high-end inventory, where you might pay a cool $2,700 for a fur vest. Still, what many people don’t realize is that, like many other stores, Calypso St. Barth also has some major clearance sales!!  My first purchases included three items that I have since worn OVER and OVER.  Two of them cost $19 each, and the third – a pair of white sequin pants – $59, down $300!  I know what you’re thinking…white sequin pants?!  Trust me.  They are amazing.  Take a look for yourselves:


I also got this amazing top, which has paired well with shorts, leggings, you name it!  It was perfect for the summer!


Pretty cute, right?!  So when I was approached to participate in Calypso St. Barth’s Pink Moment at the new store in Birmingham, I jumped at the opportunity!  But, first things first: let’s talk about what I wore. 😉  Of course I had to wear something from their store, and as I was attending an event called “Pink Moment” I had to also wear pink!  So, I chose this white dress – the third item I purchased on sale for $19 – and paired it with a pink Zara jacket/blazer:


I also added this Stella and Dot Pegassus necklace, which I scored from a Stella and Dot stylist that was getting rid of all of her inventory.  I scored it for 1/3 the price!


Super excited and anxious to see what the new store looked like, I headed to Calypso’s.  The store front is as amazing as its inventory.  Pink, gold and sparkles…simply dazzling!


Inside, the decor did not disappoint.  And the clothes, shoes and accessories…well, just take a look at a few of the fabulous outfits I styled while I was there:












And check out some of their accessories.  I wanted them all!!






So guess what?!  After trying on all these amazing outfits, Calypso’s gifted me an item from their store!!  I am so grateful to Calypso’s, the amazing store manager Brittany, and the other store associates for their help and generosity.


If you are in the Birmingham area, be sure to stop by their new store at the Summit.  You won’t want to leave empty handed. They are currently running a $50 off your $300 purchase promo.  It’s also available online using code GCFALL2014.

If you decide to wait, be sure to check back in during their clearance sales events.  They are not to be missed! Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I share with you what I scored during my Pink Bag Moment. 🙂

Until next time!  Stay Chic!