Monday, February 8, 2016

Recap of My Valentine's Picks featuring The Shoppes of Eastchase

Happy Monday!!!!

Last Friday I was invited to takeover the Instagram account for one of my favorite shopping centers in my hometown. The Shoppes at Eastchase located in Montgomery, AL has everything I'm looking for when I want to take a break away from online shopping. The property is filled with many of my favorite stores like DSW, LaneBryant, Panera, Dillards, Pier One and World Market to name a few. I had the opportunity to share with followers my picks for Valentine's Day.  From mixing up treats at Williams Sonoma to playing with all the beautiful pieces at Pandora and discovering Ciao Bella, a local shop with handbags that make my heart sing; I had a wonderful time and I can't wait to share more of these experiences with you.  Don't worry if you missed the takeover, check out the pics below to see my adventure.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Stripes X Plaids with Addition Elle + Zizzi + Navabi

Hey Pretty Girls!!

Happy Friyay to you.

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things this year and discovering my journey into the realms of "New Year, New Me" mantra.  My version of this popular saying is more about trying new things and updating my wardrobe to reflect a fresh look.  Also, celebrating my 40th birthday last year really put some things into a new perceptive, but that is another post for another time.  I know you're for the fashion.

Today's look is about mixing patterns and playing with styles from

 I first fell in love with Michel Studio Long Sleeve Swing Dress last year as part of the Addition Elle F/W collection.  I've been promising myself to try the swing dress trend and see where it takes me. 
I knew I would love it already because of the stripe pattern, but I needed something else to make this look more my style.  This Checkered Wool Blend Coat from Zizzi  is one of first purchase from Navabi and I have to say, I'm pretty happy I went with my gut on this one. 

What do you think?

Style Note
I went with the size 3x  for coverage in the dress and 22/24 for the coat. Both pieces provided great coverage and the coat is perfect for winter.  I love mixing patterns, but if this not your thing go with a solid.  The dress is also perfect for the Spring to Fall transition so I know this beauty will rotate back up.

Get the Dress (here)
Get the Coat (here)

Until next time!




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine's with Hips and Curves

Not that you ever need really need a reason to wear fancy undergarments, Valentine's Day just offers a free pass to get away with it.  I think that is why I love shopping for these items during this retail holiday for the lovers.  And at everyday is a great day to stock up on the fancy panties, gorgeous bras and more. 

Here is my ten picks from Hips and Curves you need to add to that special drawer in your room. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Exploring with Lilac Gray: Pantone Spring 2016 Blogger Collaboration

Hey Pretty Girls!

Every year the color genesis at Pantone create the season's most sought after color list.  This list of colors set the tone for everything in fashion, home decor and inspiration.  Together with some of my blogger boos, we decided  to have a little fun with this season Spring 2016 collection.   

I choose the cool, calming tone of Lilac Gray.  For some people the color is just a simply lavender or gray.  I think this is where I embrace the "Miranda Priestly" train of thought.  If you aren't familiar with,  I will leave my favorite scene from "Devil Wear Prada" at the end of this post. 

Now, Let's talk about this Lilac Gray. 

I wanted my look to be easy and chic, something I knew this color would achieve effortlessly. I've been playing with the thought of adding bomber jackets to my wardrobe to give my faithful moto jackets a break.  Just so happen this textured bomber from Old was just the right thing to add my closet. 

When I ordered the piece it was listed as "Glimmer Gray", so you can imagine my surprise when I open the bag saw the Lilac Gray!   

I paired the bomber with an old gray embellished collar from Dillards.  Black slim fit pants from Jones New York with black pumps to complete the look. 

Style Note
I ordered the size 3X in the jacket.  I'm usually not a fan of lined items, but with the generous cut of this item wearing this with a couple layers will work for those chilly days and nights.  I also think it is a great minimalist piece.  I can see wearing this bomber with  a black midi dress or tee with jeans also. Definitely a great piece to own. 

Get The Bomber (Here)


Check out our latest collaboration featuring the other colors from Pantone Spring 2016 (Here)

Don't forget to check out the rest of my #PantoneSquad

Darlene (Rose Quartz)-
Jeniese (Serenity) -
Georgette (Buttercup)
Sandra (Green Flash) -
Jay (Fiesta)-
Ashley (Iced Coffee) -
Mo (Limpet Shell)-
Marcy (Snorkel Blue) -
Assa (Peach Echo) -

Until Next Time!


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