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Summer Ready: Swim Suit Cover Ups

Summer is right around the corner and that means swim suit season is about to be in full swing.  While I do believe that finding good swimwear is essential, I think there is also a very important piece that sometimes gets overlooked in our summer threads; the swim suit cover up.  So often we find ourselves throwing on a pair of old shorts and tee over a suit on our way to the beach or the pool.  Those days are no longer, however.  We are fully stocked with gorgeous cover ups this season and we think you need a few.

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April 27, 2017  |  Featured Posts, Our Style, Pinspiration, Style Tips  |  No Comments  |  Share

Trending: Maxi Dresses for Spring

When it comes to picking out a dress to wear, more often than not nowadays I find myself reaching for the maxi dress section of my closet before the shorter styles.  Whether you are looking for an outfit for vacation, date night, or just a sunny, warm-weather day, there is bound to be a maxi that makes the cut.  Effortless, chic, and stylishly comfortable- what more could you want out of a piece of clothing?

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April 3, 2017  |  Featured Posts, Our Style, Pinspiration, Style Tips  |  No Comments  |  Share

Powerful Prints – Tolani Collection Spring 2017

I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of prints or bold colors but this time of the year it’s hard for even the most color resistant person (me) to resist throwing a little color into their wardrobe. Read More

March 3, 2017  |  Featured Posts, Our Style, Style Tips  |  No Comments  |  Share

Product Round Up- Cute Dresses For Spring

Is there anything better than the perfect dress? From a flowing maxi to a darling sundress, spring is definitely in the air, so it’s time to break out those colorful dresses, shorts and printed rompers. Read More

February 22, 2017  |  HIP Pick  |  No Comments  |  Share

Trends To Try For Spring

I think it’s safe to say that no matter where you live right now, you’re ready for warmer weather, sunshine on your face and a little glow to your skin.  If  you’re lucky enough to live in Atlanta (and have been in the store) or if you’ve been following HIP on instagram, facebook or twitter  you undoubtedly have noticed all of the new spring styles that are popping up all over! Read More

Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season. Holiday season is in full swing here at HIP. That means it’s time to prep your gift list (and wish list), there will also be a number of holiday parties that you will be attending too and that means you’ll need to bring a little something for your host or hostess. If you’ve been scratching your head about where to start your holiday shopping, fear not! In this post I’ll be sharing some amazing ideas to help get your list started. Don’t forget to visit the gift section of our website for even more ideas.11192016Gift

Gifts For Your BFF

Move to the top of the “nice list”  by giving your bestie a gift that she will love! I like to go sparkly and fun for this category, with gifts around the $50 mark, so jewelry,  and winter accessories are always good pick.

 

Stocking Stuffers

Make her holiday merrier with something unique and fun! I like to call this category Stocking Stuffers, but really, it could be any item that’s super small and/or around $25.  In general, these are the gift items to look for when shopping for coworkers, White Elephant gifts, holiday hostess gifts, etc.

 

Ultimate Gifts

Got someone you wanna splurge on this year? Usually this category goes for mom or sisters, but it could also be items you put on your own wishlist. Because sometimes our guys aren’t always the most observant, but they do know how to use a list.

 

Home Gifts

Who doesn’t love cozy blanket scarf, bath products, yummy candles or S’well bottles for all those wine, or  hot chocolate sipping nights? These gifts are fool-proof, and you can gift them to anyone from grandparents to in-laws or anyone who is hard to shop for!

 

Gifts For Yourself

Because yes girl, you deserve to treat yourself. I normally end up buying myself something really nice around Christmas, I mean I’ve worked hard all year so I feel it’s more than deserved, plus if the hubs goes off script I know there will be at least one thing under the tree that I won’t be returning. ?What’s on your list this year?

December 5, 2016  |  Featured Posts  |  No Comments  |  Share

Cozy Cowl Neck Sweaters You Need Now

Whether it’s under fall’s must have bomber jacket, your trusty peacoat or a sleek moto jacket, cowl neck sweaters are super cozy and easy to layer, making them perhaps one of the most essential closet staples for fall. I love how you can make a cozy and chic outfit with just a cowl neck, leggings and a cute jacket. Since we are on the cusp of the holiday and travel season I thought it was a good time to share my favorite cowl necks and outfit ideas from the RD Style fall sweater collection at Hand In Pocket.

 

RD Style Sleeveless Cowl neck Sweater- I love this sleeveless option from RD Style. I’ve shared how much I love the versatility of sleeveless sweaters in previous posts. With temps starting in the 50’s or 60’s here in Atlanta, then rising to the low 70’s – this sleeveless style allows you to transition from cool to warm throughout the day either by wearing a light seamless tee under it or with a jacket over it ( like we’ve done here) . This one has high side slits and a chunky cable knit texture. We styled it with the Marilou faux suede moto jacket from BB Dakota and dark skinny jeans from DL 1961.  This would be a nice casual yet dressy option for Thanksgiving Dinner.RD Style Cowl Neck Sleeveless Sweater

 

 

RD Style Sleeves Cowl Neck Side Slits

 

RD Style Blueridge Tunic Sweater-  We all know how daunting holiday travel can be, especially if you’re a mom and you’ve got kids to wrangle on a plane or in the car. You want to get to your destination and look like your not falling apart (which is how you might be feeling on the inside), so having a no fuss outfit is a must!

 

 

RD Style Blueridge Sweater This sweater would be perfect for a long car ride or plane trip. It’s tunic length so you can pair it with your favorite leggings and comfy sneakers

Another sleeveless sweater option is this one from RD Style it has a cute zipper detail on the side. We’ve layered a seamless tee underneath and paired it with boyfriend jeans from Level 99. This would be a super cute look for hitting up all those Black Friday Sales.

RD Style Cowl Neck with Side Zips

 

Mona’s Must Haves For Fall

We have all been waiting to wear our favorite fall trends since September but the weather hasn’t gotten the memo with temps still topping 85 degrees (and it’s almost November). For me (and most people living in the South), late October is our first real taste of fall with crisp mornings and chilly nights. I personally like to mark Halloween as the time to flip my closet and pull out some of my favorite fall pieces, and with that date only being a week away it’s time to get excited for a new season of outfits. In this post I will be sharing  5 of my must haves for fall. 

 

 

2. Patchwork BAGS– As bohemian trends go, patchwork is one of  my favorites. There’s something about the whimsical pairing of different prints and colors on one individual piece that instantly takes any outfit to the next level.

Poncho and patchwork clutch

 

3. Suede Moto Jacket One of the easiest ways to start layering with texture right now is with the suede moto jacket. Wear it now with lighter tops and booties and later over a chunky sweater and OTK boots.

BB Dakota Nicholson Faux Suede Jacket

4. Boyfriend Jeans–  You have a lot of choices when it comes to your denim selection.  My favorite pair for a cozy weekend look are these Level 99  boyfriend jeans or a straight-leg. These jeans look great when paired with ankle boots and a bomber jacket.  Since, these jeans are baggy, make sure to keep everything else a little more fitted. Shown- Level 99 Lily Straight Leg- Orinda

Level 99 Lily Straight Leg Jeans

5. Over The Knee Boots–  These boots have been trending for several years and are perhaps the biggest boot trend for Fall.  The struggle for me has been finding a pair that looks wearable for my day to day life. I absolutely love this pair from Chinese Laundry – first because it’s black so it goes with all of my outfits and it’s flat so its super comfortable. I’m also tall so I don’t feel overtly sexy when I wear this style with dress.  Chinese Laundry is one of my favorite shoe brands for on-trend styles at great price points, and trust me, you will wear this boot all season long!

 

 

October 24, 2016  |  Featured Posts, Mona's Monthly Edit, Style Tips  |  No Comments  |  Share

Fall Trend- The Long Cardigan

Whether trendy or not sweaters are always fall’s number one staple. Right now, the thought of wearing three, four, or even five layers may sound crazy. Give it a month’s time though and you’ll be changing your mind! Right now the long cardigan trend is the perfect way to usher in sweater weather- calf and ankle-length styles or  maxi cardigans are one of the most wearable styles of the season.

Long cardigans are flattering on women of any size or shape, but they also make for perfect fall and winter layering pieces, making them a great addition to your cold-weather wardrobe. Not sure how to wear these long cardigans? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with a few tips:

Pair with Skinny Jeans

The relaxed boyfriend cardigan is one of my favorites – it works with just about any look, from short hemlines (shorts and mini-skirts) to long (jeans). I like to wear longer cardigans with skinny jeans or leggings (this is one of my favorite casual looks). For a more relaxed weekend style, pair your  cardigan with boyfriend-cut jeans and sneakers.

BB Dakota Galileo Cardigan

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 BB Dakota Rubeus Fringed Cardigan

Play with hemlines

Because maxi cardigans are so long, you can easily create a visually interesting outfit by playing with the length of your other clothing. Choose fitted dresses or skirts, for example, that are a bit shorter than the cardigan, or wear tall boots over your pants or leggings.

 

Driftwood Cardigan

October 10, 2016  |  Featured Posts, HIP Trend Alert, Pinspiration  |  No Comments  |  Share

Pre Fall Style- Refresh Your Fav Summer Pieces and Wear Them In The Fall

Who’s ready for pumpkin spiced lattes, apple picking, festivals and fall style! (This girl!)  While today is the first official first day of fall, cooler weather doesn’t begin here in Atlanta or much of the south until way after that. We’re still squarely in that awkward period of time known as late summer when no one is quite sure what to wear. In this post I want to share a little tip on how to refresh or re-style pieces that you have been wearing all summer in a way that allows you to transition them into the new season. Plus let’s face it if you’re anything like me you’re probably dreading that weekend where you spend switching out your summer closet to fall. Ain’t nobody got time for that! So put off that pain in the you know what chore for a least a few more weeks!
Take Your Favorite Tank or Tee into Fall with A Kimono or Trench Vest
There are several times that I have put on a dress or top and felt like meh, this outfit is so boring. Kimonos or vests are not only a great way to transition your favorite summer tank, they also add that finishing touch that your outfit was missing. Choose pieces that are autumnal in color (marsala, rust, warm beige or charcoal) or florals or other prints that suggest fall.  Vests and kimonos are probably the best styles to pair with your favorite summer tanks and tees because they allow you to transition your summer clothing into fall without adding bulky layers or heavy fabrics.
Summer to Fall Transitional Style Outfit
On The Road Chelsea Vest
Take Your Summer Dress into Fall with A Moto Jacket

Don’t put away your brightest dress just yet! Although this emerald green dress with open back (now on super sale) screams summer it’s perfectly fall ready when paired with this lightweight draped faux suede jacket from C. Luce. Think that white lace dress is ready to be retired. Hang on, give it an edgy treatment with BB Dakota’s  Calipatria black faux suede moto jacket, booties and a leopard clutch.

 

TAKE YOUR SUMMER DRESS INTO FALL

 

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September 22, 2016  |  Featured Posts, Our Style, Style Tips  |  No Comments  |  Share