Monday, October 31, 2011

Game Day Tops: Va Va by Joy Han at Mermaids in Sandestin

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween! I'm sure most everyone is focused on Halloween today, but I'm not big on the holiday and decided to blog about something else. You guys know me, I tend to do things a little differently around here! :-) 

While in Destin over the weekend, my sister and I visited a fun boutique at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. This is the same shopping center where the Lilly Pulitzer Via shop (Barefoot Princess) is located, and any visit to the area is not complete without stopping in Mermaids to see what's new. When I lived in Destin, I would visit this store often and was never disappointed. The store prides themselves on carrying the fun and funky vibe of beach attire along with the latest trends from both the east and west coasts. Va Va by Joy Han, Judith March and Tracy Negoshian were just a few of the brands we found in store Saturday.

Speaking of Va Va by Joy Han, I was so excited to pick up this super cute "game day top" at Mermaids. (also known as the "sports fan top")...

My picture just doesn't do justice to the top - it so darling in person! It has short puff sleeves with an elastic and was designed to be worn off the shoulders. However, I tried it with a white tank underneath and worn ON the shoulders - which is how I plan to wear the top. It's a mesh (think sports jersey type material) and therefore would be see through without a tank or shirt underneath. This is perfect for warm weather games paired with shorts or jeans, and could be worn in cooler weather with a sleek long sleeve top under the jersey and jeans. I love this for a casual Alabama game day look. 

While I bought the last red and white top in the store (I know - I'm sorry!), Mermaids had several left in purple and orange, and both colors are accented with white trim. LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Clemson girls - you would all love this top! See my Mermaid friends, Tanya & Tara - they are "modeling" the purple and orange versions for you below! Aren't they gorgeous and can't you tell they are sisters? :-) 
If you're interested in having your own game day top from Joy Han, Mermaids would love to help! Please contact them at 850-424-6301. You can speak Tanya, Tara or anyone in the store. Mermaids will ship to any United States address and you'll feel good knowing you're supporting a small, local business. Always a plus in my book! :-) 

Have a safe and Happy Halloween! Boo!

p.s. I found this picture online to show how one website styled the game day's not a look I'm going for, but it's cute! Very Holly Madison, don't you think?


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