WORK AND PLAY DRESSES/MULTIPLE USES

Great dresses are always difficult to find; especially one that's polished enough for work, but relaxed enough for our summer heat!  Sidney Clark Design has THREE that will be perfect for the office and also translate into fun, casual play attire, with multi-functional options.

Who doesn't LOVE a basic white t-shirt dress!  This White Draped Tara Dress will become your "go to" staple for the summer.  The fabric is machine washable, lightweight enough to not be see-through, and perfect for our hot, humid weather.  Pair this cute piece with some fun Birkenstocks and jewelry like this for your daytime/playtime outfit.  Add a chunky Wooden Cross Necklace and nude sandals and you now move this dress to the office, ready to face that board meeting.

Another great, versatile dress that is also a good basic, is the Sonja Mini Dress with Pockets.  Worn as a top, over leggings/jeans, or as a dress, this fabulous poppy red number is also machine washable, lightweight, and another great staple to add to your closet this summer. Like the dress above, add a pair of metallic Birkenstocks, a Wooden Bead Tassel Necklace, and a 4 Layer Wooden Wrap Bracelet for your casual, playful look. When you want to take it for work, change into our Silver Ankh Necklace with African Beads and a pair of black ankle booties....perfect for your meeting with the boss.

For our third option, the Denim/Natural Colorblock Dress is awesome for our hot, humid days and going forward into transitional weather.  This 2 tone dress is made out of a nice weight linen and has lots of potential to style for the office by adding our Rustic Wooden Cross Necklace and a pair of nude sandals.  Style as play attire by adding a POP of color, with these Fiesta Tassel Earrings in Pink and a bright pink loafer slide...perfect for a lunch date. Your friends will be certain to ask, "where did you get that cute outfit!"

All THREE of these dresses are versatile and multi-functional....meaning they can be worn by many different age groups and many different body types!  Also these dresses can function as maternity wear.  Having this kind of flexibility warrants these "DRESSES" to become your "GO TO" staples.  The weekend is almost here....enjoy. Please like our blog and share it with your friends!

FIVE FUN TOPS UNDER $30

Naturally many of us are always looking for "the perfect top" to wear with our jeans that won't break the bank! Sidney Clark Designs has "5 CUTE TOPS" that are easy to throw on, looks great with your favorite jeans or white skinnies, all for UNDER $30!!!

The Marine Stripe Tee at $25 has lots going for it, making this a fun detail top to own.  It's special features are....two tone with a v neck, contrasting stripe pocket and hem (front and back), and a beautiful drape in the back creating a slight hi/low silhouette. Any denim or white jean would pair nicely with this adorable tee.  Try mixing another pattern, (the latest trend) like our Navy and Off-White Tribal Print Pants with Drawstring, to be edgy and different.

Top paired with white skinnies.

Top paired with white skinnies.

Mixing patterns with our Tribal Print Pant.

Mixing patterns with our Tribal Print Pant.

Another cute and fun piece is our Clear As Day Striped Top. Also on trend, with the mixing of smaller stripes with a larger stripe print, the lightweight fabric, and short sleeves, this $28 item will become your summer staple.  Pair it with our 2 Tone Fray Jeans, white denim, or our cool grey drawstring frayed shorts....easy and so simple! You better not let this top get away.

Clear As Day Stripe Top

Clear As Day Stripe Top

Back view of top.

Back view of top.

We are LOVING this mixed print top for summer.  This lightweight $28 Navy Floral and Grey/White Stripe Pattern Tank makes an awesome combo paired with any distressed denim.  Also wear with your favorite white skinnies or the cool grey drawstring frayed shorts, a big gold Modern Hoop Earring and Anvil Cuff, wedges, and you are set to go "Out on the Town."

Mixed Floral/Grey & White Stripe Tee with cut offs.

Mixed Floral/Grey & White Stripe Tee with cut offs.

Back view of this cute top.

Back view of this cute top.

My ALLTIME favorite is this Blue and Yellow Stripe Off-the-Shoulder Top.  This classic piece with the blue, yellow, and white stripes is so "on trend" for the summer and only $30!  During the day, add your fave cut off jeans, Birkenstocks, and head to the Fresh Market.  Add a high waist, soft wide leg denim pant, with our fabulous Yellow Beaded Tassel Earring, and some strappy sandals and now you are ready for a fabulous dinner date.

Classic stripes but off the shoulder top!

Classic stripes but off the shoulder top!

Great wide leg pant to pair with stripe off shoulder top.

Great wide leg pant to pair with stripe off shoulder top.

Yellow beaded tassel earrings.

Yellow beaded tassel earrings.

Last, but not least, is our Berry Colored Camo T-Shirt.  This $30 perfect tee, combining a color palette of mauve, pink, berry, and cream colors, makes this camo t-shirt wearable now and in to the Fall.  Round neck, cap sleeves, and lightweight puts this item in your basic workhorse wardrobe.  Throw on with some skinny black, open knee leggings, some Copper Earrings like this, this, and this, and a Copper Single Half Twist Bangle.....head to the park for a picnic or to the zoo.  Add the Soft Wide Leg Denim Pant with shirt half tucked, stack more of the Copper Bangles, a fun wedge, a pair of mirrored sunglasses, and you and your friends are set to see the sunset.

Berry Camo Tee.

Berry Camo Tee.

Open knee leggings.

Open knee leggings.

Pierced or clip mixed metal earrings.

Pierced or clip mixed metal earrings.

Mixing different metal bracelets and bangles....love this look!  

Mixing different metal bracelets and bangles....love this look!

 

Mirrored sunglasses.

Mirrored sunglasses.

Hopefully one of these 5 FUN TOPS you will want to add to your summer closet.  You can't beat the price!  Until our next blog, stay cool and have a wonderful weekend. As I promised, here are a few pics from Peyton and Jill's rehearsal and wedding on 7/8/2017....ENJOY.

My Mother, Ruth, with Lindsay and me at Rehearsal Dinner.

My Mother, Ruth, with Lindsay and me at Rehearsal Dinner.

Lindsay and Mary Lynn....SCD girls at Rehearsal Dinner.

Lindsay and Mary Lynn....SCD girls at Rehearsal Dinner.

Mary Lynn, Mark and Lindsay (parents and sister to the groom)....Wedding Night!

Mary Lynn, Mark and Lindsay (parents and sister to the groom)....Wedding Night!

Our new addition to the family....Jill Prince Harper (isn't she gorgeous) married Peyton Harper....7/8/2017.

Our new addition to the family....Jill Prince Harper (isn't she gorgeous) married Peyton Harper....7/8/2017.

SCD FAVORITES: CAROL'S CHOICES

Can't believe it's Friday again!  I am Carol, the third owner of Sidney Clark Designs.  As I said earlier in my previous 2 blogs, I will be sharing my personal favorites from SCD'S new summer arrivals.  Unlike my partners, Lindsay and Mary Lynn, I am unable to wear each item we order. My instincts are always investigating and searching for clothing to service the larger woman. Being a size 12, it is getting much harder to find clothing that not only fits, but looks good and can service my everyday needs.  This is where our line, Yana K by Yana Khronova comes in, and it is all made in the "GOOD OLD USA."  This awesome line is so versatile and ideal for traveling and perfect for our Memphis/Nashville weather; so naturally it is my first choice! I featured a blog on Yana K back on September 11, 2016.....check it out here.  As my first choice and a favorite is the Sonja Mini Dress with Pockets in Poppy Red, making this the perfect piece to wear for the upcoming July 4th festivities.  This amazing basic is so simple to dress up or down as a top, as a tunic over pants, jeans, skirt, or as a dress.  As you can see by clicking through our photos, this clean and basic piece will become your wardrobe staple. Being a One Size, smaller gals can take one of the sides, gather it up and tie into a knot or tie off with a hair elastic to bring the fullness in, making the shape drape and fall closer to your body.  Another wonderful feature to this line is, it's perfect to wear for maternity and also afterwards!!!!  If something is spilled on it or your baby spits up, all you need to do is throw in the washing machine and line dry.  How simple and easy can you get.  This is MY KIND of workhorse basic, which is why it is my favorite and will be my summer staple.

Lindsay wearing with her Birkenstocks.

Lindsay wearing with her Birkenstocks.

So casual and comfy....perfect for the 4th!

So casual and comfy....perfect for the 4th!

Paired with her white jeans, mixed metal bracelets and earring from SCD's, and gold wedges takes this cute dress up a notch.

Paired with her white jeans, mixed metal bracelets and earring from SCD's, and gold wedges takes this cute dress up a notch.

Another look....half tucked into her jeans.  Cute and comfy.

Another look....half tucked into her jeans.  Cute and comfy.

Mixed metal earring...offered in clip and pierced.

Mixed metal earring...offered in clip and pierced.

My other choice and just as versatile is the Hurricane Coral Printed Kimono.  Prints are so huge right now and what better piece to add to your summer basics than this coral and sage kimono jacket for a "POP OF COLOR."  I LOVE how this piece can be thrown over our Grey Frayed Hem Drawstring Shorts with a fun tank, or over our skinny jeans and a t-shirt/tank for a casual and relaxed mood.  If you are going to the beach, use it as a jacket over a simple tank dress, or also wear it as your beach cover up, instead of a scarf!  I'm all about making my clothing work in numerous and versatile ways, so try turning this kimono upside down. Now it becomes a short unconstructed bolero....so cute and edgy.  The options are countless (can also be worn for maternity or afterwards). This jacket is only $35 and another item that can be thrown into the washing machine and line dry, making it another favorite and awesome summer staple. This kimono lends itself to transitioning into the Fall. Now that's what I call "VERSATILITY!"

Lightweight and versatile printed kimono...ideal with shorts or jeans.

Lightweight and versatile printed kimono...ideal with shorts or jeans.

Back image of Two Toned Frayed Jeans.

Back image of Two Toned Frayed Jeans.

Crystal Sands Tank....in 2 color choices.

Crystal Sands Tank....in 2 color choices.

Hopefully our last 3 blogs have inspired you to make some FAVORITE CHOICES  for yourself.  May each of you have a wonderful 4th of July and I can proudly say I am glad we live in a country where we have our FREEDOM of CHOICES! Enjoy your holidays and please be careful.  We are taking a break all next week.  It is Mary Lynn's son, Lindsay's brother, and my nephew, Peyton, that is getting married next weekend, so I will try to post pictures of the rehearsal dinner and wedding. We are all excited for Peyton's fiance, Jill, to become a part of our family.

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY FOURTH!

 

 

SCD FAVORITES: MARY LYNN'S CHOICES

Oh what a gorgeous day to wake up to blue skies and the sound of bird's chirping and singing in the fresh morning air.  Even though I am not a morning person and summer has arrived, I love going out in my yard to admire all the hard work my husband, Philip, and I have done in landscaping and planting our flowers and vines.  Another hard job, but not the sweat, is finding unique and flexible clothing that people would love, be able to translate and gain year round use, and making these items their choices!

As I promised, today I am showcasing Mary Lynn's "FAVORITE CHOICES."  Just like Lindsay, Mary Lynn can put on anything and look FABULOUS, so it is difficult for her to narrow down her favs. One major "hit" for her and a lot of our customers has been the "Relaxed Fit Top with Pocket" in light olive.  This tunic top is so versatile to wear as a dress with a bralette or tee shirt underneath, as a tunic over denim, and also as a swimsuit cover up.  The raw edge asymmetrical front pocket, lower sides, razor back, and comfy, casual vibe lets you know why this item would be anyone's "FAVORITE."

Equally as fun and comfy and her other favorite is the "Strapless Jumpsuit with Tie Front" in olive.  A unique piece to throw on and go shopping, meet friends for lunch, take to the beach, or dress up for dinner or drinks with friends by adding fun accessories and strappy sandals.  The tie front apron addition is a great camouflage for those days you feel bloated and can't hide a slight tummy bulge.  Both of Mary Lynn's "FAVORITE CHOICES" make awesome transitional pieces to carry into Fall.  With just a tweak of a fitted tee shirt worn under both items and some open weave ankle booties, you can move these favs into your wardrobe as workhorse basics.

Hope you enjoy trying these 2 item choices.  We promise, you will be selecting these as your 'FAVORITE CHOICES" too!!!  Next up will be Carol's favs.  Enjoy and take in this glorious day God has given us. 

SCD FAVORITES: LINDSAY'S CHOICES

Our Shrimp Boil Party last weekend was a huge success and yes, we all three wore Maxi dresses. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the three of us together to take a picture; but I will try for the next party.  Thank goodness it's FRI-YAY!!!  I am looking forward to a weekend of having NOTHING TO DO.  Our next 3 weekends will be filled with 4th of July festivities at the lake, rehearsal dinner and a wedding the next weekend, and a wedding party for friends the following weekend!  Even though there are lots of parties taking place soon, SCD has gotten in some fun and exciting new merchandise.  Check out our "WHAT'S NEW" section on the website.

For the next week, we each will be featuring 2 of our favorite items that have just arrived.  Today, I am concentrating on Lindsay's favorites.  Lindsay always looks adorable in just about everything we order, but these 2 picks are a notch above as her FAVS.  The "Life is Good Jumpsuit" will be your SUMMER UNIFORM.  This awesome and fun jumper is made out of tencel, giving it a soft and lightweight feel to this denim fabric.  It boost a racerback, button front, and a drawstring waist to adjust for ease, flexibility, and comfort.  The pants are cuffed at the bottom making this a perfect item for the hot summer days ahead.

Styled in a casual way with Birkenstocks and fun colored bralette underneath! 

Styled in a casual way with Birkenstocks and fun colored bralette underneath! 

 

Another great easy, breezy summer piece and fav of Lindsay's is the"Juliette Split Front & Back Tank."  This light pink and white tie-dye ribbed tank has some fun features.  We love the knots at the shoulders, letting you control how loose or tight you want the tank to fit.  Or the deep V neck front and back that allow the comfort and ease of the humid days.  Also the split in the front and back showcases what cute bottoms you will chose to pair with this versatile tunic tank.  Lindsay suggests wearing with some cute, frayed denim cut offs or over white denim.....a fresh look for the summer. 

 

Stay tuned for Mary Lynn and Carol's favorites.  Have a wonderful time enjoying the weekend. Please feel free to share what your plans are for the weekend.  We would love to hear what our readers like to do on their time off..

 

RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS!

Another week has blown by and it's Monday again.  Rainy days and Mondays always get me down!  How I hate starting the week off with rain, but thankful we aren't experiencing the storms we had over Memorial Day weekend. As summer approaches, there are lots of parties, festivities, outdoor concerts, and trips to the beach taking place.  Sidney Clark Designs has some great options to wear for any of these occasions.

Maxi dresses have become a great item for parties, weddings, and tropical vacations.  They have it all....casually stylish, feminine, easy to pack, comfy, and elegant.  They are versatile for wearing at the beach, to the park or zoo, entertaining at home, outdoor concerts, shopping at the mall, dressy affairs, or even going out for dates!  Maxis can be worn for both summer and winter months.  By switching fabrics and color, adding a tee or fitted turtleneck underneath, or a jacket and boots, you will look chic and appropriate for any season.  As for styling a maxi, one can easily change the look and mood of the dress with colorful accessories, clutch purses such as a mini straw tote or bamboo clutch, a scarf, a denim or leather jacket, or a pair of trendy shoes, such as sneakers. To dress up the maxi, add oversize tassel and beaded earrings and a nude strappy heel sandal. Whether it's for a summer wedding, garden party, or a casual day out with friends, a maxi dress can create a sensual and relaxed look for the day!  Try out our maxi looks here, here, here, and here.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Looking forward to our family's next wedding party, a Shrimp Boil.  Bet you can guess what the SCD girls will be wearing!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ESCAPES

Taking a three day weekend trip, whether to the beach, lake, or a fun city, we all want to optimize our time off and pack with style and comfort in mind, no matter our destination!  Whether it's last minute or planned ahead, packing can be a big HASSLE!!! Here are some savvy packing tips to help keep you looking stylish and not having to take numerous outfits and shoes.

1)  Always pack outfits for your getaway for at least 3 occasions:  a casual brunch or afternoon lunch, a day of sightseeing or shopping, and for that night out on the town or to your favorite restaurant. With this in mind, choosing items that are lightweight like a denim dress or jumpsuit, a tank dress, or a cool maxi dress can always be dressed up or down by changing your shoes and jewelry.

2) If you want to be less casual, always add your outfit basics. along with some ON TREND items to amp up your look such as these light wash denim shorts with a cute on-trend black tie front tassel/embroidered tank top and a pair of flip flops.  To take it into evening, pair the top with our two tone frayed jeans , our modern hoop gold earring and gold hammered anvil cuff, and a pair of gladiators or wrap around the ankle sandals.  Perfect for a less casual dining out atmosphere!

3)The key to packing for a long MD weekend is to add interchangeable and lightweight pieces that are in hues or prints that can be mixed and matched taking the HASSLE out of what to wear. Your comfy white jeans with a this fabulous turquoise off the shoulder tie dye top or this summer stripe top and some fun fiesta tassel earrings are great pieces to mix with other neutrals for the weekend.  Or these two print pants here and here are awesome pieces to mix with your basic tees, such as this cute tee or a button down shirt. Both pants are lightweight and perfect to go from a day of sightseeing, then into evening with a shoe and accessory swap. Another option is this silky tunic or off shoulder blue and white stripe top...both great items to mix with your white /denim jeans or dressy white pants.

4) To optimize your packing space and save on carrying numerous pieces of luggage, dresses are the most transitional and versatile pieces.  You can always pair a print or solid dress with your jeans, such as this cute print dress or our dress from Yana K, knotted on the side or belted, to wear out shopping or for a casual brunch.  Then the dress can be worn later on it's own with fun shoes and jewelry to your favorite restaurant. You can even take your dresses and use as your swimsuit coverup! Here are some more fun options to try: here, here, and here.

5) Most importantly, always take a POP of color to brighten up your neutral palette.  This can be in a shoe, a top such as this cute basic lombardy top or our emerald tank, earrings like these beaded tassels, or even a bold lip color....yes, color on the lips adds impact and looks great with all these neutrals!  Don't be reluctant to try something new and bold.  We feel it is always refreshing to have some color in your wardrobe.

Hope all of our Sidney Clark Customers and friends have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.  The three of us will be enjoying our families at the lake and also making plans for our Fall 2017....talking about fall already and summer has just begun!  Let us know what your plans are for this upcoming weekend. We would love to hear from you. 

ENJOY YOUR ESCAPE!

 

 

 

STATEMENT EARRINGS: THROW BACK TO THE 80'S

Making first good impressions is always a priority with us SCD girls!  Even if you have on a simple t-shirt and your favorite jeans, a statement earring can amp up your look considerably...making that first good impression.  What was once "BIG" in the 1980's accessory scene, is now BACK!!!  A pair of gorgeous statement earrings will keep your look fresh and interesting, solving a lot of your styling issues.

Purchasing a major pair of earrings in a "POP" color you normally don't wear, such as these, will take your basic wardrobe pieces from drab to fab.  An add of PIZZAZZ, like these, can be edgy and fun, making your staple items easier to mix and match with this statement earring.

Or pair a beaded tassel earring, such as these, that have a lot of movement and swing; add a print or flowy off the shoulder dress/top....voila, and instant impact to your wardrobe game.

Maybe you aren't a flashy or frou, frou person...instead, opt for a new free-form shape metal earring, like this pair, and take your go-to casual tunic or blouse to work and feel more stylish and fashionable.  Force yourself to break out of your box!

Chunky metallic or mixed metal earrings is another trending look this season.  Pair these mixed metal clip earrings with the "Millennial Pink" that we blogged about on 4/18 and you are now considered a fashionista!!! Copper, silver, and gold mixture is a perfect combination to wear with this new nude color.

OK ladies, prepare yourselves....get out of your "comfort zone" and do the opposite of what you would normally do. Start making your own, "thought out look."  Mary Lynn, Lindsay, and I promise you will have so much fun showing off your new statement earrings and while doing it, not investing much money.  Let us know what earrings you decided to make as your STATEMENT earrings....we would love hearing from you.

Hope each of you have an awesome and fun MOTHER'S DAY Weekend....ENJOY!

SNEAKERS/TENNIS SHOES

Every season there is an "IT" item that rules the world of fashion.  Believe it or not, SNEAKERS or what we use to call them, tennis shoes, has made a huge comeback the past few seasons and is the fashion shoe statement for spring!  Fashionistas are wearing these statement shoes with everything from denim, workout gear, sophisticated work wear,  evening attire outfits, and yes, even as part of a wedding ensemble.  You can style a pair of crisp white sneakers with this season's floral or printed dresses or a sleek lightweight jacket.  You can even opt for a relaxed mode and style your sneakers with your leggings.  It is the go-to SHOE ITEM this season and they aren't going anywhere but on your next outing.....great for the women that want comfort in their lives!!! 

So for all you women out there that are unsure of what to pair with your outfits....take a risk and up your "fashion anti" with one of this seasons cool, comfy, and colorful sneakers.  There are always unique and different ways to freshen up this wardrobe staple; so whether you feel this is good news or not, sneakers will be your next best friend. Have fun experimenting with your fashion sneakers and please leave comments on how you paired yours.  SCDesign's would love to hear from you.

Have a great remainder of the week.

XO....Sidney Clark Designs

"The Millennial Pink"

The past few seasons, it has come to Sidney Clark Designs attention that there is a lot of BUZZ talk regarding the nude color "Millennial Pink." At first, I wasn't sold on the color(we love happy and saturated colors); but now we are smitten!  It is a soft, but not too sweet, perfect shade of a blush pink. Whether you like it or not, this color seems to be hanging around and we are "in love" with this blush pink color.  It goes with most everything in your closet, looks clean and natural with all colors, and looks amazing on just about everyone!!! What more could a girl ask for.

Hope you all have a great remainder of your week.  We are heading to Nashville to attend our niece, Elizabeth's wedding.  Can't believe it is already here!  Just hope it doesn't rain.

CAMOUFLAGE!

HAPPY HUMP DAY!  Hope everyone is having an awesome week so far.  Thank goodness we are halfway there....yeah!!!!  CAMO is now considered a "Fashion Statement" and not just for hunters.  Back in the day, no "stylish girl" would ever wear it; but now....CAMO is edgy, fun, with a cool vibe, and kicks up your jeans to a new level.  Beings camo is a neutral, it can pair with almost any color in your wardrobe....white, grey, black, pink, coral, red, turquoise, and even yellow!  Throw on with a denim jacket and some comfy sneakers and you have a stylish and awesome weekend/knock around look!  Check out our awesome and fun camo tee shirt on our website!

ALL OVER PRINTS!

The past few seasons, prints have taken a front row in producing some of the best trends, merging into the Spring 2017 fashion scene.  Sidney Clark Designs is all about mixing prints and working them into your everyday life.  They are a great way to freshen up a basic wardrobe with a twist for this trend.  Prints make you look and feel great season in and out. In fact, the  bigger, brighter and bolder the print, the more likely you will work the trend, getting tons of approvals and compliments coming your way! There is no better time to ROCK these prints than NOW....so get started.  Here are some of our picks for Spring: 

Tribal Print Pants are the perfect pattern to pair with a simple bright sleeveless shirt and some cool tribal jewelry!      

Tribal Print Pants are the perfect pattern to pair with a simple bright sleeveless shirt and some cool tribal jewelry!

 

 

 

Print Midi Pants look cool and chic when worn with this black lightweight hi/low hem blouse,a rust arrowhead necklace,and some gladiators for a special night out with friends.    

Print Midi Pants look cool and chic when worn with this black lightweight hi/low hem blouse,a rust arrowhead necklace,and some gladiators for a special night out with friends.

 

 

Stripe Off Shoulder Top pairs well with our favorite skinny frayed jeans or soft wide leg pant and perforated navy suede sneakers.  

Stripe Off Shoulder Top pairs well with our favorite skinny frayed jeans or soft wide leg pant and perforated navy suede sneakers.

 

Aztec Beaded Clutch is the vibe for summer nights with a bright tee, wide leg denim jeans, and some arm candy copper bracelets!.

Aztec Beaded Clutch is the vibe for summer nights with a bright tee, wide leg denim jeans, and some arm candy copper bracelets!.

Island Hopper Dress will be the attention grabber print when worn with our fiesta hot pink tassel earrings and a bright ankle wrap sandal.  

Island Hopper Dress will be the attention grabber print when worn with our fiesta hot pink tassel earrings and a bright ankle wrap sandal.

 

Tie Dye Off Shoulder Top is a cool print with your own white jeans or thrown on over our favorite denim shorts for Memphis In May!

Tie Dye Off Shoulder Top is a cool print with your own white jeans or thrown on over our favorite denim shorts for Memphis In May!

Fugi Stone Pant is a must have print when worn with our terracotta frayed hem vest and a simple white tank.

Fugi Stone Pant is a must have print when worn with our terracotta frayed hem vest and a simple white tank.

SCD 2017 SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS

Hey Spring Break Go-ers! It's that time of year, and most of you are heading south to the beaches. We wanted to share some of our packing essentials from SCD. All you will need besides your cute bathing suit and 2 pair of shoes(flip flops and gladiators) is a pair of sunglasses, a cover up, cute beach clothes, island hopping outfits, and going out to dinner attire.  Here's our complete guide to your 10 SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS:

1) The Gibson Mirrored Sunglasses-Multicolored at $15

2) Nola Fringe Kimono $38- to wear as your swimsuit cover up or pair with our denim shorts(#3)and a t-shirt.

5)Turquoise & White Tie-Dye Off Shoulder Top $55 (pair with your favorite white jeans)

8)The Anaheim Dress $50 (show off that great tan in the evening)

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So pack your bags and enjoy your Spring Break and let us know where you will be heading for yours....please leave comments! We love hearing from our customers.

Have a fun Spring Break,

SCD

Tee-RIFIC Tees

Unlike sweaters, pants, and other chic clothing in your closet that make you feel inspired and ready to meet the world, there is a fine line between looking sloppy and outdated and feeling crisp and current when wearing a tee shirt!  Owning essential tee shirts is not only practical but crucial. They are the foundation in fashion for layering any piece in your wardrobe. Our latest new tee shirt line, Eight, from London, will take your basic wardrobe and cast all attention on your EYE CANDY TEE-RIFIC TEES. Check out these fashionable new tees from Eight.

There are many ways to upgrade your tees.  I am going to show you 4 ways to take a tee shirt from basic to current and fashionable.  

1) The latest combination and a very fun way to layer your tee in 2017 is to pair a silk camisole over your tee shirt, like this Charcoal/White Colorblock T-shirt.  This is a great way to maximize and extend your wardrobe thru transitional seasons.

2) Don't treat your tee as a basic.....upgrade the style with a pair of cropped jeans, like our Two Toned Fray Jeans, with our Olive 3/4 Sleeve Swing Cargo Jacket,popped with the Beige V-Neck T-shirt/Cut Sides, a pair of ankle booties, and one of our Mirrored Sunglasses that will add "EYE CANDY" to anyone's wardrobe.

3) NEVER....SUFFER FOR FASHION!  You can be comfortable, stylish, and high-end by taking your tee such as our Grey Asymmetric T-shirt and pairing it with our Papi Grey Faux Vest by @Yana K, and our Black Legging with Open Knee.  Add some leather slip on sneakers that are a "must have" shoe for spring and you will never SUFFER again.     

4) LAST.....but not least....take our Anytime T-shirt in Black and pair with the Wide Leg Soft Denim Pant, add our Nola Fringe Kimono with some fun strappy tie around the ankle sandals and you have AMPED UP a daytime look into an 11!

Enjoy this Valentine's week. I'm getting ready to go out in my yard to pick a bouquet of jonquils.  They have arrived and are waiting for me to SNIP! 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S SCD CUSTOMERS!

 

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Born and raised in a small town in West Tennessee, my Mother greatly influenced me and my two sisters with the love of creativity for fashion and food.  Mary Lynn, my sister and business partner, and Lindsay, (Mary Lynn's daughter) my niece and business partner, inherited both; but as for me, fashion was my "forte". As a child, I loved creating and sewing unique outfits, always looking for detail in the fabric or adding some detail to my designs, to be unique and different!  It was the details that made my outfits special and also gave me the confidence with my style.  I am excited to share with you the details we, Sidney Clark Designs, have pulled together for the first collection of our Spring 2017.

DETAILS ARE:

1)FRAYED SEAMS/EDGES .....One of the hottest details this season is the frayed seams, hems, and edges. Fashion designers are showing this detail on necklines, hemlines, seams, and pockets. This is a perfect way to add a twist to your basic wardrobe. Our 2 Tone Fray Jeans and the Ombre Distressed Jeggings are our examples of the frayed detail in bottoms.  We also have our Olive Frayed Button Down L/S with Frayed Hem and the Terracotta Wrap Front Vest with Frayed Hem....both great pieces to add touches of detail to your basic tee shirts and favorite jeans!

2)TIE DYE OPTIONS.....Tie dye has come a long way from the Bohemian days of the late 70's and early 80's.  The new fresh look can be seen as ombre dyed, dip dyed, tie dyed, or stone washed dyed.  The rust and white ombre distressed jean is perfect to wear this spring paired with our rust and white dip dyed button up shirt.  Or throw on our charcoal and toffee tie dye muscle tank with your black leggings, booties, and a leather vest for a great transition into spring. The combination of purple/taupe in our great galaxy maxi tie dye dress with pockets is another great option to wear now with a chunky sweater and booties, then pair later with a wide cinched belt and gladiators for a luncheon date with friends.  Another version of tie dye for our SCD customer is the ash tie dye pant with belt.  These year round versatile pants will create numerous looks to your basic wardrobe.  Add our black v-neck blouse with hi/low hem for a relaxed outfit or throw on our charcoal v-neck tee shirt with cut sides and loafers for a day of shopping or a walk in the park.

 

3)SHIRRED, DRAWN, OR TIED UP.....Another versatile detail we love here at Sidney Clark is in a great collection we carry by Yana K.  Yana K Collection has wonderful and basic pieces to tie up.  The Poncho Mini Dress is a great seller for us and has multiple possibilities. This basic piece can be styled numerous ways, but our favorite is tying the front bottom side up in a knot creating a tunic to pair with our SCD basic leggings.  This tunic is also great for maternity, making it easy to dress up or pair down.  Later, after pregnancy, you can belt the dress/tunic for a more fitted vibe. Our Double Drawstring Jacket is a fresh take on the shirred look.  This lightweight oatmeal jacket can be worn with both sides shirred up creating the hi/low hemline.  Or you can shirr one side up and the other down, or pull both sides completely down giving a totally different look.  For the tied up look wear this Printed Midi Pants with Ankles Ties pulled tight around the mid calf, add one of our tee shirts and our Lightweight Mesh Cardigan for a transition into warmer days ahead. You can also loosen the ties out to the width of the hem, letting the pants flow loosely and throw on a chunky sweater and an ankle boot to winterize this pant!

4)CUT OUT KNEES/SIDES.....This particular detail has surfaced and now become a new staple for the SIDNEY CLARK DESIGN partners!  We love this look and it has been one of our best sellers from last Fall.  We have restocked this item 4 times and we can't seem to get enough of this cute look....open knee leggings.  Our Version 2 of the Black Open Knee Legging is bank account approved and I promise, you will want to order 2 of these!!!  They are addicting and so comfy.  Also on our last buying trip, we came across this new tee shirt line, based out of London called Eight, and we were instantly smitten! This designer's fresh take on this Beige or Charcoal Cut Out Sides Tee Shirt looks chic paired with our 2 Tone Frayed Jeans and a leather jacket for now or on it's own with the first signs of jonquils popping up here in the South during Valentines Week!

Hope these detail ideas from our Spring 2017 Collection entices each of you to get "out of the box" and experiment with ways to liven and freshen up your wardrobe. Please feel free to leave a comment or share any ideas you have on our blog. Let us know what you think and what details you liked or would like for us to offer on our website in the future. Lindsay, Mary Lynn, and I are always welcoming new ideas,comments, or thoughts from our customers.

Looking forward to seeing the jonquils real soon!

Mixed Metal Jewelry/Meri Maple

Sidney Clark Designs has teamed up with one of our favorite hometown gals, MERI MAPLE, to create some unique, handmade jewelry.  SCD is all about mixing metals, shapes, and textures in our jewelry.  MERI MAPLE is one of our creative resources, along with her husband Tim.  They use mixed metals of copper, silver, and brass to design unexpected and edgy handmade bracelets, earrings, and necklaces for the Sidney Clark Customer!  Check out this trio of connected copper bangles that can also be worn as a necklace by adding leather to the rings.  The mixed copper/silver ball bracelet , the copper double twist wave cuff and not to mention, the single half-twist copper bangles that can be worn individually, stacked together as multiples, or worn with her other bracelets/cuffs to create your own individual style! 

On one of our many excursions, Mary Lynn came across some vintage earrings that were different, but were uncomfortable to wear.  We instantly saw the potential this earring had. Utilizing Meri and Tim's help and expertise, we created an edgier rendition of the vintage pair, incorporating copper, silver, and brass for a perfect dangle earring, that can also be purchased as a clip on. Check out these 2 latest versions of our collaboration with Meri and Tim.

Sidney Clark Designs has also done jewelry designing of their own with mixed metals.  Check out our designs such as these two-one of a kind 5 strand mixed metal necklaces, tied in the back by suede, with a vintage copper tassel,  or the lulu 26" long mixed metal chain necklace that is worn long or doubled around the neck .  You can't go wrong in your jewelry combinations when you mix different metals!

Hope you have enjoyed our blog and love these mixed metal pieces of jewelry as much as Lindsay, Mary Lynn, and I do!  Of course the three of us constantly stack on the jewelry, especially our bracelets. As the old saying goes,  "The more the "Meri" er!"

 

Please like or leave any comments/ suggestions regarding our blogs....we would love to hear from you! Have a great time experimenting with metals and jewelry combinations....Sidney Clark Designs

 

 

SCD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: PART 3

Here we go...our last installment of the SCD Holiday Gift Guide! This week we're focusing on the bigger gift items! We've looked all over for great ideas for you... but we didn't have to look much further than our own inventory because we constantly try and find unique things for our customers! Not just at Christmast but ALL YEAR LONG! Enjoy this post...we hope it inspires you! Merry Christmas! (See Part 1 and Part 2 of our Holiday Gift Guides)

 

Who doesn't love getting a scarf during the holidays? It always fits and is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit or coat! SCD has both the mustard and olive leopard infinity scarf in stock, for $30! To purchase: Mustard or olive.  

Who doesn't love getting a scarf during the holidays? It always fits and is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit or coat! SCD has both the mustard and olive leopard infinity scarf in stock, for $30! To purchase: Mustard or olive.

 

Blanket scarves are all the rage this year, and we have some CUTE ones! Ranging in price from $24-$28, these would be great stocking stuffers! Scroll through to see our picks and click on each one, to be taken to a link to purchase. 

 

Next up... Our Rolled-Top Clutches. They are $38 and a great, fun gift for something "extra" under the tree. We love throwing it in our bigger purse when travelling or using it for a night on the town! Check out the colors we have in stock, below. Click on picture to purchase!

Turn heads with this rhinestone druzy sharks tooth necklace on oxidized chain! We suggest pairing this stunner with everything from a basic white t-shirt & jeans to  your favorite little black dress for your office holiday party! $65.

Turn heads with this rhinestone druzy sharks tooth necklace on oxidized chain! We suggest pairing this stunner with everything from a basic white t-shirt & jeans to  your favorite little black dress for your office holiday party! $65.


Give the gift of sophistication with our "Ruth" Necklace. It features a vintage gold chain necklace, adorned with leather, vintage brooch, and vintage tassel. 

Give the gift of sophistication with our "Ruth" Necklace. It features a vintage gold chain necklace, adorned with leather, vintage brooch, and vintage tassel. 

A pop of color does wonders for any outfit, so we suggest giving this necklace to someone in your life that needs a little color... or someone who already loves that pop of color! This long necklace is the perfect thing to add to an all-black outfit, too! Click here to purchase.

A pop of color does wonders for any outfit, so we suggest giving this necklace to someone in your life that needs a little color... or someone who already loves that pop of color! This long necklace is the perfect thing to add to an all-black outfit, too! Click here to purchase.

If cozy, comfy, and soft are requirements for any Christmas gift you give... THIS TOP is what you need! It has a high/low hem and super soft brushed/fuzzy material. You will never tire of hearing what a great gift-giver you are if you gift this to someone on your list! Top is $25. 

If cozy, comfy, and soft are requirements for any Christmas gift you give... THIS TOP is what you need! It has a high/low hem and super soft brushed/fuzzy material. You will never tire of hearing what a great gift-giver you are if you gift this to someone on your list! Top is $25. 

Another easy favorite is this Grey Fringe Leather Purse. 

Another easy favorite is this Grey Fringe Leather Purse. 

This Grey Suede & Shearling Vest is one size fits all and would fit a wide range of body types and ages! It looks great over our genie jumpsuits and over any all-black outfit, as shown above! This is a nice, luxe gift to give the fashionista in your life! 

This Grey Suede & Shearling Vest is one size fits all and would fit a wide range of body types and ages! It looks great over our genie jumpsuits and over any all-black outfit, as shown above! This is a nice, luxe gift to give the fashionista in your life! 

This black faux fur vest is a show stopper! This vest is the perfect accent to any outfit this winter!

This black faux fur vest is a show stopper! This vest is the perfect accent to any outfit this winter!

Our Multi-Color Fall Cardigan is another item we think anyone would be happy to receive! (Hint: We also love the fact that this cardigan reminds us of a Missoni print!)

Our Multi-Color Fall Cardigan is another item we think anyone would be happy to receive! (Hint: We also love the fact that this cardigan reminds us of a Missoni print!)

SCD is taking a cue from Lululemon - but without the hefty price tag! Surprise the ones on your list who love a good workout - or ones who just love to be comfy - with this cute sweatshirt tunic with hoodie. You can wear with leggings or workout pants to do all of your running around town! Bonus: You can wear the big collar as a hoodie, too! Click here to purchase. $65.

SCD is taking a cue from Lululemon - but without the hefty price tag! Surprise the ones on your list who love a good workout - or ones who just love to be comfy - with this cute sweatshirt tunic with hoodie. You can wear with leggings or workout pants to do all of your running around town! Bonus: You can wear the big collar as a hoodie, too! Click here to purchase. $65.

That's all folks! Happy Shopping!!

SCD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: PART 2

We're back with part 2 of our holiday gift guide! We hope you enjoy our carefully curated guide to buying for your friends and loved ones!  (See the SCD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: PART 1 here) Check back next week for part 3.... our favorite part: CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES! 

The ladies of SCD are huge fans of giving (and receiving) cookbooks! If you need a gift for the chef or foodie in your life, consider one of these gorgeous ones, above. To see all of our picks, scroll left or right in the pictures above, then click on each cookbook above for the links to purchase!

Staying on the copper theme, for a moment... We are CRAZY over these copper tumblers from Bottega in Napa. We went on a buying trip to Napa and Oregon before starting Sidney Clark Designs and had the privilege to eat at Bottega and drink out of these lovely tumblers. They keep your drink extra cold and fit perfectly in your hand! What's not to love?!? Plus, they make a gorgeous statement on a table or counter top! 

Staying on the copper theme, for a moment... We are CRAZY over these copper tumblers from Bottega in Napa. We went on a buying trip to Napa and Oregon before starting Sidney Clark Designs and had the privilege to eat at Bottega and drink out of these lovely tumblers. They keep your drink extra cold and fit perfectly in your hand! What's not to love?!? Plus, they make a gorgeous statement on a table or counter top! 

 

 

Copper is a BIG color now... in kitchenware, jewelry, and fashion/makeup! We love to sneak a little of the trend in our kitchen with this beautiful wine opener. Give this alongside a nice bottle of wine, and you'll be the toast of the holiday season! (click here to purchase)      

Copper is a BIG color now... in kitchenware, jewelry, and fashion/makeup! We love to sneak a little of the trend in our kitchen with this beautiful wine opener. Give this alongside a nice bottle of wine, and you'll be the toast of the holiday season! (click here to purchase)

 

 

 

These champagne flutes are such an elegant twist on the classic! Give your favorite "hostess with the mostess" these beautiful Venetian-Style Flutes to liven up here stemware collection! 

These champagne flutes are such an elegant twist on the classic! Give your favorite "hostess with the mostess" these beautiful Venetian-Style Flutes to liven up here stemware collection! 

Want a beautiful AND functional Christmas gift? This Pink Himalayan Salt Plate is the most unique gift to give to the person in your life that loves to cook! This plate is sourced from natural salt deposits found in the Himalayas and its crystalline composition adds complex flavor to all types of foods. Wondering how to use it? Heat on the grill to sear seafood and meat, or chill for serving a selection of fruits, vegetables and cheeses with a hint of salt. Talk about a beautiful presentation! 

Want a beautiful AND functional Christmas gift? This Pink Himalayan Salt Plate is the most unique gift to give to the person in your life that loves to cook! This plate is sourced from natural salt deposits found in the Himalayas and its crystalline composition adds complex flavor to all types of foods. Wondering how to use it? Heat on the grill to sear seafood and meat, or chill for serving a selection of fruits, vegetables and cheeses with a hint of salt. Talk about a beautiful presentation! 

Now.... you guys are probably wondering why we included a pepper grinder in our gift guide? Well, this happens to be THE BEST pepper grinder on the market! This Kuhn Rikon Vase Grinder has been one of the best kitchen gifts I've ever gotten! It grinds pepper like a dream, thanks to its ceramic grinding mechanism that always stays sharp. Its upside down design keeps your counter top clean, too! I love mine so much that I've given it as a gift more times than I can count! It's under $20 and WELL worth it! This makes a great stocking stuffer or Dirty Santa gift. Bonus: Pair it with some fancy peppercorns for a nice gift! 

Now.... you guys are probably wondering why we included a pepper grinder in our gift guide? Well, this happens to be THE BEST pepper grinder on the market! This Kuhn Rikon Vase Grinder has been one of the best kitchen gifts I've ever gotten! It grinds pepper like a dream, thanks to its ceramic grinding mechanism that always stays sharp. Its upside down design keeps your counter top clean, too! I love mine so much that I've given it as a gift more times than I can count! It's under $20 and WELL worth it! This makes a great stocking stuffer or Dirty Santa gift. Bonus: Pair it with some fancy peppercorns for a nice gift! 

S'well Bottles are the new "it" thing this year, and trust us... you want one! This beauty keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12! It is double-walled stainless steel and is BPA free. This cute bottle comes in three sizes and tons of fun colors! This would be a great gift for anyone on the go! Our pick is this gold or bright orange one!

S'well Bottles are the new "it" thing this year, and trust us... you want one! This beauty keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12! It is double-walled stainless steel and is BPA free. This cute bottle comes in three sizes and tons of fun colors! This would be a great gift for anyone on the go! Our pick is this gold or bright orange one!

The above picks are for the glam-gals in your life! Pick up the perfect little gifts to stuff a stocking or pair with a gift card to a cute coffee shop for a gift that any woman would love! Scroll through the pictures above to see all of our beauty gift ideas, and click on any picture to be taken to the actual link to purchase! Happy Shopping!

 

Part 3 coming NEXT WEEK!!!!

SCD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: PART 1

Merry Christmas SCD Customers! I am so happy to be able to say that, now that Thanksgiving has officially come and gone! Now is the time that everyone has their mind on finding "the perfect gift." We have you covered! We have put together a holiday gift guide for the special people in your life. Here is Part 1, of 3. Check back next week for Part 2! Enjoy!

 

  You can't go wrong with a nice bottle of bubbly this holiday season! Whether as a hostess gift, or a bottle for your best girlfriend, this is one gift that is sure to please! Another favorite brand of champagne is Henriot.

 

You can't go wrong with a nice bottle of bubbly this holiday season! Whether as a hostess gift, or a bottle for your best girlfriend, this is one gift that is sure to please! Another favorite brand of champagne is Henriot.

Williams-Sonoma has LOTS of great treats this time of year, but the one that tops my list is their Peppermint Bark. The box is so pretty that you don't even have to wrap it... just get some festive ribbon or tulle to wrap around the box & make a big bow! Easy as 1-2-3! 

Williams-Sonoma has LOTS of great treats this time of year, but the one that tops my list is their Peppermint Bark. The box is so pretty that you don't even have to wrap it... just get some festive ribbon or tulle to wrap around the box & make a big bow! Easy as 1-2-3! 

Have y'all heard of Hatchery?  If not, I am about to rock your world...especially if you are a fellow foodie! This company travels the country, going to farmers markets, family farms, and meeting the peoplebehind some amazing food products. They want YOU to meet these talented people and see/taste what they have to offer. Give the gift of a "Tasting Box," where you receive a monthly box of their favorite small-batch products. Or go online and pick out some of your favorites to gift someone who loves being in the kitchen and supporting small business owners across the country! 

Have y'all heard of Hatchery?  If not, I am about to rock your world...especially if you are a fellow foodie! This company travels the country, going to farmers markets, family farms, and meeting the peoplebehind some amazing food products. They want YOU to meet these talented people and see/taste what they have to offer. Give the gift of a "Tasting Box," where you receive a monthly box of their favorite small-batch products. Or go online and pick out some of your favorites to gift someone who loves being in the kitchen and supporting small business owners across the country! 


This Bloody Mary Kit from NapaStyle is a unique, outside-the-box gift for the avid host or hostess! This gift is sure to take regular brunches to the next level! 

This Bloody Mary Kit from NapaStyle is a unique, outside-the-box gift for the avid host or hostess! This gift is sure to take regular brunches to the next level! 

We know some of you out there have wine lovers on your Christmas list! Even better than going to your local wine shop, we suggest looking into wines from Frank Family Vineyards in Napa. The SCD girls LOVE Frank Family wine! Surprise the wine lover on your list with a bottle (or wine club membership) this Christmas. You will not be disappointed in this boutique winery and their amazing wines! (Our faves are the Zin and Chardonnay.) Purchase here.

We know some of you out there have wine lovers on your Christmas list! Even better than going to your local wine shop, we suggest looking into wines from Frank Family Vineyards in Napa. The SCD girls LOVE Frank Family wine! Surprise the wine lover on your list with a bottle (or wine club membership) this Christmas. You will not be disappointed in this boutique winery and their amazing wines! (Our faves are the Zin and Chardonnay.) Purchase here.

Here's another Christmas classic from Williams-Sonoma! Their hot chocolate mix is a cute and easy gift to pick up for your children's teacher or your neighbors. Make it a basket and add in a cute mug and specialty marshmallows, too! We love putting things like this into a pretty basket and wrapping it all in cellophane & big bow. They will think of you each time they have a mug of hot chocolate this holiday season! 

Here's another Christmas classic from Williams-Sonoma! Their hot chocolate mix is a cute and easy gift to pick up for your children's teacher or your neighbors. Make it a basket and add in a cute mug and specialty marshmallows, too! We love putting things like this into a pretty basket and wrapping it all in cellophane & big bow. They will think of you each time they have a mug of hot chocolate this holiday season! 

This is a West Tennessee secret that I'm letting out of the bag here today! These pecans from Dyersburg's Pennington Seed & Supply have been one of our favorite holiday treats for as long as I can remember. I've given them as friend gifts, dirty Santa gifts, and to neighbors and teachers. They are SO good! There are several flavors to choose from, but my favorite is Amaretto and the Bourbon Praline!     

This is a West Tennessee secret that I'm letting out of the bag here today! These pecans from Dyersburg's Pennington Seed & Supply have been one of our favorite holiday treats for as long as I can remember. I've given them as friend gifts, dirty Santa gifts, and to neighbors and teachers. They are SO good! There are several flavors to choose from, but my favorite is Amaretto and the Bourbon Praline!