Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Flower Power

Shirt - H&M, Skirt - Karen Millen, Shoes - Brian Atwood, Purse  - Louis Vuitton, Cameo Brooch - Vintage, Earrings - Tharos Bijoux Brujas in Florence, Italy
Inspired by all of the gorgeous blooms out right now, I pulled out this floral blouse and went to Sunday Brunch! I called this skirt my Kim Kardashian meets Kate Middleton skirt, I wore it all over London last year. I decided to pull out some oldies but goodies like these Brian Atwood shoes that hadn't been worn in forever and I pulled out some of my beloved jewels for the occasion.

Are you inspired by all of the fabulous blooms going on in nature right now? I know the waterfall garden here is making me want a certain pair of pants from H&M!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Look for Less: Lace Espadrille

Look for Less: Lace Espadrille

Valentino - $485, Bettye Muller - $150, xoxo - $29

We all know my love for all things Valentino and this lace number has been on my radar for sometime. When Tiffany of Tiffany Style Blog was inquiring what shoes I would wear to Spain, this shoe immediately came to mind! She is going on the trip of a lifetime to Spain, France and Italy and it made me conjure up all of the wonderful shoes I would pack in my bag. Well, after browsing I found several other options for much less! 

What do you think?!? Is this shoe worth the splurge or should I save my pennies?

Check out some more of my favorite shoes for traveling below!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Great Gatsby

Dress - Sue Wong, Shoes - Nicholas Kirkwood, Purse - Vintage, Fur Stole - Vintage, Earrings - present from the hubs, Necklace - Charming Charlie's, Bracelet - wedding gift from hubs, Ring - Vintage, Headpiece - DIY
So, this past week I was given the most awesome opportunity to go see the screening of The Great Gatsby movie in 3D before it came to theaters thanks to Oh Nikka! Tiffany of TiffanyStyleBlog came too and we had a blast! We dressed up and took loads of pictures to get us in the mood! I loved every minute and couldn't wait to see more of Daisy Buchanan's outfits! They were incredible! Seriously, the first scene when you see Daisy for the first time took my breath away! I was already overly obsessed with the deco era and had loads of flapper fashions in my closet so this was the perfect opportunity for me to pull it all out!  

So, I totally took a vintage deco necklace and attached an elastic headband to the clasps of the necklace and secured it to my head. Voila! Deco headpiece and necklace in one!

Shop more of my favorite Art Deco pieces below!

Pink Pants

Polka Dot Top - J. Crew, Pink Pants - Talbots, Shoes - Kate Spade (similar for less), Purse - London Fog via TJ Maxx, Necklace - H&M, Earrings - Stein Mart, Sunglasses - Amazon, Lucite Cuffs - H&M
This look was inspired by Style Me Friday over on The Fashionista Next Door! I originally wore a similar outfit to this one at Fashion Week but never brought out my loud pink pants again. And then I saw Eboni's post and I knew they had to make a comeback! I am also breaking out these Prada Baroque "inspired" sunglasses….I felt the need to try them out given their crazy look and widespread popularity. I'm always willing to try out a trend but not always willing to pay $300 to do so especially when I'm famous for losing and breaking sunglasses. I'm not sure that I am in love with these glasses on me but Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia and Rach of Pink Peonies certainly rocks them and maybe you could too! They are super discounted on Amazon now.

Check out this impressive bun and chandelier earring pic! It reminds me of this picture from my Pinterest page that I've been dying to recreate!

What is a trend that you've been dying to try that you wish would come in a more inexpensive option? Check out this week's #StyleMeFriday and Link Up!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday Wishlist

Wednesday Wishlist

1. Torn by Ronny Kobo Skirt - $268, 2. Anthropologie Raffia Pendant - $58, 3. Dorothy Perkins Laser Cut Peplum Top - $35, 4. Zara heels - $50, 5. C. Wonder Pillows - $38, $48

Woohoo! We've made it half way through the week! I'm going to the Great Gatsby screening tonight and I'm feeling super inspired by the deco era! Can't wait to share my final outfit with everyone! In the meantime check out some of my favorite items from this week! What have you been coveting lately?

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Helping Hart Challenge at SCAD

I recently had the great honor of judging a fashion competition hosted by Helping Hart at SCAD here in Atlanta. Helping Hart is a charity organization born out of the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy. Their mission is to donate an article of clothing for each item purchased from HelpingHart.com. The teams of students had 72 hours to take a box of men's clothing from Hartwell Industries and transform them into new garments with Helping Hart's mission of giving back in the face of tragedy in mind. All of the teams went above and beyond and really impressed myself and fellow judges. 

The winning team, Team FNX, with the designer explaining how she created the garments.

Myself and fellow judge, Allison Mitchell, with the creators of the event. 

The judges for the evening.

With some fellow fashionistas and bloggers: Cheryl Webster of The KaShonna Files, Me, Allison Mitchell of Jezebel Magazine and Tiffany Davis Olson of Tiffany Style Blog.

The winning team with the men behind Hartwell Industries. 
It was such a difficult decision to choose the winning team with such great talent present, but ultimately Team FNX (pronounced Phoenix) claimed victory. Their creativity and ability to create such quality garments in a limited amount of time proved to be the winning factor. They produced feminine garments complete with ruffles and dip dyed details out of masculine articles of clothing including a golf shirt and a white men's button down. They went so far as to have a photo shoot, create hang tags with a logo and had a beautiful vision with a clear story of a phoenix rising from the rubble of tragedy. Congratulations to Team FNX and many thanks to SCAD and Hartwell Industries for the amazing competition and opportunity!

A special thanks to Shawn Warren Imaging for all of the above photographs and documenting the event!

Doggies on the Catwalk 2013

Hosts Extraordiaire: E. Vincent Martinez and Vikki Locke
This past Friday, I had the BEST time attending the 6th Annual Doggies on the Catwalk charity event benefitting 1873 Society with proceeds going to the Atlanta Humane Society. Hosted by the fabulous E. Vincent Martinez of Fashionado and Vikki Locke, the show was a blast! It featured Atlanta celebrities like Justin Farmer, Jovita Moore, Holly Firfir, Tracye Hutchins and Karyn Greer all wearing spring and summer fashions from Tootsies and Bloomingdale's. The sponsors were incredible including the W Hotel in Buckhead, Cook Hall provided catering and Hypnotiq provided delicious drinks! Here are some highlights of the show and my superlatives from the night!

Best Dress: Kim Creaven wearing BCBG MaxAzria with her dog, Jersey 

 Best Vacation Attire: Holly Firfir with the cutest puppy up for Adoption

 Best Doggie Hair-Do: Top Dogg with Pierre the Poodle and Tzarr the Giant Schnauzer

Best Coordinating Outfit: Tracye Hutchins wearing Vera Wang with June 

Funniest Dog Attire: Mike Hughes with Barnabus

Best Men's Attire: Justin Farmer with Byron

Puppy I want to take home: Jovita Moore with Cooper

Me at the end of the night with Pierre the Purple Poodle! Dress by: Cynthia Steffe

All photos thanks to Scott Reeves! 

Orange Madness

Jacket - old (similar), Dress - City Triangles via TJ Maxx (similar), Bag - Nicole Lee via TJ Maxx (also sold here), Shoes - Nine West (similar), Earrings - Forever 21, Sunglasses - H&M

So, this is my go to spring outfit:
Denim Jacket + Maxi Dress + Embellished Sandals = Effortless Boho Chic
I wore this to go to brunch and shopping on Cinco de Mayo and it was super comfy all day long! I am planning a trip to California soon and this outfit will definitely be on repeat! And if you haven't noticed, I'm slightly obsessed with the tribal trend. 

What is your go to spring/summer outfit? Are there any trends that you can't stop wearing? Shop some of my favorite maxi dresses below!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Kentucky Derby: Three Ways

So, its the Kentucky Derby weekend and I'm sure you've all seen some of the fabulous fashions gracing Churchill Downs topped off with the finest hats in the world. Well, I've got my dreams of what I would wear if I could and at three different price points. I've also managed to include a pair of shoes that could be changed into should you lose circulation in your toes. ;-)

Kentucky Derby: Sophisticated
Hat - Philip Treacy $4256, Clutch - Valentino $1395, Heels - Valentino $3545, Dress - Emilio Pucci $2695, Sunglasses - Karen Walker $275, Earrings - Max & Chloe $199, Espadrilles - Valentino $495

Kentucky Derby: Sweet
Hat - John Lewis $78, Bracelet - ASOS $20, Shoes - Charlotte Russe $26, Dress - DVF via Style Deals Daily $144, Necklace - Hand Picked $18, Clutch - Van Mildert $68, Flats - Timeless $34

What would you wear to the Kentucky Derby? Which of these three looks is your favorite?!? 

Friday, May 3, 2013


Jacket - Target (on SALE), Top - TJ Maxx, Skirt - Laundry by Shelli Segall (similar), Shoes - Ann Taylor (similar), Purse - YSL, Necklace - Amrita Singh, Sunglasses - H&M, Bracelets - J. Crew, Bauble Bar, Lipstick - Urban Decay F BombHappy May, everyone! April flew by and I can't believe it is already May! I'm so excited about this weekend because there is so much going on. I'm going to Doggies on the Catwalk, running a 5K called the Stache Dash, going to a fab Lucky event hosted by Baby Shopaholic, and I'm going to the Shaky Knees Festival to hear the Lumineers. It's going to be a fab weekend and you can follow my weekend snapshots on Instagram. Side note: This outfit was intended for Style Me Friday over on The Fashionista Next Door but I was too late! Check it out because you can link up too!

What are your plans this weekend? Got any fun events coming up that you need to dress for?

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