Proximity makes the heart grow fonder, and as STATE has taken roots in the South, we've discovered regional inspirations and built new relationships.
Meet Ayla Gurganus, the florist taking Atlanta by peaceful storm (Instagram here). Not only does she run a flower shop located inside one of the city's most beautiful stores, Young Blood, but she's churning up new ideas about community and creativity day by day. One of her most recent projects is Around the Table, a dinner club meant to bring together women from all over the city for good food and conversation.
I found Ayla to be a burst of levity, a bright spot in this gray winter, and a true joy.
Scroll to see how she wears STATE and ogle her beautiful home.
Ayla wore our classic black Hearth Dress with her favorite brimmed hat.
Ayla wears our Shirt Dress in Indigo and a pair of her own white wide leg trousers. We love the versatility of this piece ... wear it for lounging on slow mornings, dinner dates, play dates, or however you'd like.
Just as the Frock was meant to be worn, thrown over a favorite slouchy t-shirt and a pair of your best pants ... here Ayla wears our Perfect Pants.
Our cord overalls make for a classic look, worn with a button-up, tousled hair, and a burnt-orange beanie.
Thank you for playing dress up with us, Ayla.
Photos by Lindsey Glass.