January 31, 2013

Fashion Uncorked for Easter Seals February 9th

I wanted to let you guys know about Fashion Uncorked!  Fashion Uncorked is a fashion show competition that benefits Easter Seals of North Georgia.  I attended the show last year and it was pretty awesome!  Fashion Uncorked takes place February, 9th at America's Mart.

January 30, 2013

Bands Will Make Her Dance! #HBOB2013

Saturday, I got to check out the 11th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands presented by Verizon Wireless! The Honda Battle of the Bands invitational highlights eight of the nation’s top Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands.  These band definitely brought it and made me dance!
With Curvie Birdie!  We were in there looking like old college grad students! LOL!  You can check out what I wore HERE

Tastemaker Magazine Jan/Feb Issue: I'm a Guest!

I am super excited to share with you that I am the Guest Style Blogger in the current issue of Tastemaker Magazine!  I was flattered when Tastemaker editor-in-chief, Tiffini Gatlin contacted me about the opportunity!
In the issue I am giving you different outfit options to go with a mean boot!  Please check out the complete issue of Tastemaker Magazine featuring Marlon Wayans!  Click HERE for complete issue or read below. 

January 29, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's + Utility Jackets

Saturday, I attended the Honda Battle of the Bands presented by Verizon!  I went to a state university up north so I never experienced bands that make you dance (hehe)!  Even thought I may have been old enough to be some of the kids in the band mom, I didn't want to look like it! LOL!  I broke out my new utility jacket I got before Christmas.

Cargo Jacket w/ Faux leather sleeves, Love Culture (similar)/ Joe's Skinny Jeans/ Audrey Hepburn T-Shirt, Men's, F21/ Moto Boots, Report/ Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal/ Deux Luxe Bag (similar)

January 28, 2013

Laundry by Shelli Segal Spring/Summer Preview

Yes Ladies!  It is time to start thinking about Spring and Summer!!!  That is Cray!  I caught a sneak peeks of some of the Laundry by Shelli Segal Spring dresses in the Nordstrom catalog and I wanted to see more!  I have been a longtime fan of Laundry, rocking it across the stage at my college graduation!  You can also check me out  recently wearing a piece HERE.  So I was super pumped to host an intimate preview for the Laundry by Shelli Segal Spring and Summer collection in there Atlanta Showroom during Apparel Mart.  Apparel Mart is when all the regional store/boutique buyers head to Atlanta to check out what is hot for the Spring and Summer in designers showrooms.  

Weekend Style: New Kicks

Hey Ladies!  I hope everyone had a good weekend!  Ours was pretty good!  It was a combination of trying to get some rest and make it out to a few events.  I totally missed the SAG red carpet Sunday night!   I plan on getting my scoop from the blogosphere!  Anyway, check out my baby doll in her fabulous new kicks!

January 25, 2013

Style Me Friday: Leather + Floral

Happy Friday!  This sistah is tired today!  I hosted an awesome event last night (I will be sharing soon) but had to get back on the grind this morning!  Even though I am super tired, I managed to get it together for my Style Me Friday link up with Fashionista Next Door!  This week inspired look is from Chriselle Factor.

January 23, 2013

Red Carpet Kids

Red Carpet season has kicked off with the Golden Globes.  I was in awe when I saw that Toddlewood recreated some of the stunning looks on these bite size celebrity look-a-likes.  Cuteness overload!

Inaugural Hair

We all went Gaga over of the First Lady's fashions on Inauguration Day!  She was nothing less than stunning!  But lets talk about that hair that was LAID!

January 22, 2013

DVF Little Black Dress

Saturday night I partied like a rock star with my Aunt (in-law) for her 60th birthday at the fabulous W Hotel.  I finally pulled out my new LBD that I purchased in the fall from Cusp Neiman Marcus.

January 21, 2013

FLOTUS Inauguration Style! Shuts it Down!

FLOTUS did not let us down for the Inauguration Ceremony!  She SHUT IT DOWN in a Thom Browne jacket... Thom Browne who?  Yeah... if you didn't know, know you know!

Weekend Style: Puffy

Happy MLK Day and Happy Inauguration Day!  Too bad I am working today : (.  The weather in Atlanta was beautiful this weekend.  Since we got a break from the cold weather, Peyton wore cute puffer vest to keep warm.

January 18, 2013

Honda Battle of the Bands Ticket Giveaway!

Attention Atlanta area reader!!!

11th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands returns to Atlanta next Saturday, January 26, 3pm at the Georgia Dome!  The Honda Battle of the Bands invitational highlights eight of the nation’s top Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands.  The winning band will take home a $20,000 grant from Honda!  Honda Battle of the Bands is presented by Verizon and official banking sponsor Sun Trust and will have celebrated actress and Grammy-winning singer Brandy to the stage as a special guest performer!  Brandy has some hot songs out right now and I can't wait to see her perform! 

For tickets and more information visit www.hondabattleofthebands.com.

As a Verizon Wireless Ambassador they are allowing me to giveaway two sets of tickets (two tickets per winner) to the event!  The event is Saturday, January 26th at 3pm at the Georgia Dome.  Giveaway will end Monday, 1/21 at 11:59pm! Winners will be contacted immediately and will have 24 hours to respond with information requested.  Winners would need to provide name and government id in order to claim the tickets at the event.  The prize will be for two tickets per winner to the event.  Winners are responsible for their own travel/parking expenses.  Email me if you have any questions or leave in comments below with email.  Follow @The_Honda on twitter using #HBOB2013.  Good Luck!

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Style Me Friday Link up with The Fashionista Next Door

Happy Style Me Friday!  I am hosting Style Me Friday while Eboni is away.  This weeks inspiration is a comfy casual look from Atlantic-Pacific.  At first glance I thought this look would be easy but I had a challenge with the coat!  I could have sworn I had a coat similar to the inspiration look but I realized I swapped it with Eboni at the fall blogger closet sell!  She is lucky she is out of town because I would have been on a mission to get it back!  After pulling out coats with fur collars and looking like Magic Don Juan or Huggy Bear.  I finally found something.
Wool Peacoat, Express old (similar)/ Shirt Express/ Vigoss Jeans, Nordtrom/  Booties c/o Just Fab/ Bag, Gucci (similar)/ Hat, Merona Target

January 17, 2013

How to Always Be Ready to Go + Look Fab!

Have you ever had an event or party to go to and you just couldn't pull it together?  You end up not going because you can't find anything to wear or your hair is a mess!  As a mommy on the go, I  know all about it!  I wanted to share my tips on how I am how manage to pull it together to head out to special events.

January 16, 2013

Tory Burch Lunchbox Giveaway Filled with Goodies!

As promised I am giving away a Tory Burch lunchbox for the Neiman Marcus/ Target holiday collection!  My first giveaway of 2013!!!  

January 15, 2013

The Varsity Team

Last Thursday I stepped out in my new Varsity jacket to kick off the Fashion Uncorked competition benefiting Easter Seals of North Georgia!  The final competition is February 9th in Atlanta.  For more details click HERE.

January 14, 2013

My Golden Globes Red Carpet Recap!

Did you guys check out the red carpet fashions on Sunday for the Golden Globes?  The ladies brought it this year!  I didn't see to much that I had to yell... WTH is she doing?

Style Me Friday Inspiration: I'm Hosting!

This week while Mrs. Eboni from Fashionista Next Door is out of town for work, she asked if I would do the honors of picking the Style Me Friday look this week!  I participated last Friday and I had so much fun recreating the look HERE.  So I am pumped she asked me to pick the look this week.  If you haven’t joined the Style Me Friday shared Pinterest board, you can submit a request here and Eboni will add you!

Style Me Friday + How to Link Up

  1. Every Monday the Fashionista Next Door will select and post the Style Me Friday inspiration look that we can recreate.
  2. You will also recreate the look yourself, and post it on your blog, facebook, instagram, or wherever!*
  3. On Friday,  Fashionista Next Door will post her Style Me Friday recreation  AND host a link up so you can share your recreated version of the look
  4. Next Monday, we’ll start all over again!
*You do not have to have a blog to participate in the link up! You just need a camera (or a camera phone!). The linky widget allows you to link up to a specific blog post if you have a blog, or you can just manually upload a picture and link to the social network of your choice if you don’t have a blog.)

Weekend Style: Mad Plaid

I hope you guys had a great weekend!  This weekend was another semi lazy one for me!  Maybe I did too much in 2012 because it has been tough for me to get out of the house on the weekends!  I just want to lay around and play with Peyton.  If I don't get out before noon I just wait till after Peyton's nap.  No fun taking a 2 year old out with out a nap!

Shirt and Jeans, Old Navy/ Faux Fur Vest, Children's Place/ Shoes, JCP/ Belt, Walmart

January 13, 2013

Beyonce is GQ's Sexiest Woman of the Century

Baddie Bey just SHUT IT DOWN on the February GQ cover!  

January 12, 2013

Put the Kids in a Corner on Verizon WIndows 8 Phone

Is it sad that your phones have to be kid friendly now and days?  I probably should say Parent friendly.  Giving Peyton a phone helps me to shop just a little bit longer or enjoy my dinner!  I was super excited to find out that my Verizon Windows 8 phone has a "Kids Corner"!

January 11, 2013

Style Me Friday: Camo Pants Styled Two Ways!

Happy Friday Dolls!  I am super excited for today!  My girl Eboni from The Fashionista Next Door, started a link up for Style Me Friday a few weeks ago and today is my first time linking up!  Style Me Friday is a series that Eboni has been doing for a while where her readers would submit looks to her to recreate.  Now you can submit looks via Pinterest and she will pick a new inspiration look every week and we can all link up!  I am excited about Style Me Friday because it forces me to try new looks and shop in my own closet!  I also ended up doing two looks!  Make sure you read to the end!
Left: Inspiration Look Via Pinterest/ Right: ME!

January 10, 2013

My Skin Care Faves!

I've had several people ask what I use to take care of my skin.  I wish I could say that I don't do much but that is not the case.  I had a short spell after college when I didn't take care of my face and pimples came out everywhere... and I am a pimple popping queen!  My face looked like polka-dots!  So I had to do something no matter the cost!  So I tried several products and finally have a perfect beauty mix!

January 9, 2013

Neiman Marcus + Target Part 2

The whole Neiman Marcus + Target Holiday 24 collaboration is now over!  Ya'll remember how excited I was for the event (HERE) and picked up Peyton that beautiful white Marchesa dress?  Well I had mixed emotions when both Target and Neiman's marked down the items to 70% off in less than 30 days after it started!  I kinda felt like a sucka but at the same time I hit up Target to buy the other little girl dresses from the collaboration! 

January 8, 2013

The Statement Sweatshirt

During the holiday's I didn't feel like getting dressed much so I was all about the easy and no fuss outfits.  I wore my new jeweled sweatshirt to dinner with one of my besties.

January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Blue Ivy!

Has it been a year already?  The first Baby of Hip Hop turns 1 today!  Happy Birthday to this sweet baby girl!  I think Peyton's party invitation got lost in the mail... we'll catch up with them next year!

Weekend Style: Baby Spa Day

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Welcome to the first full work week in 2013!  Boo!  Last week I took Peyton for a spa day at Glamour Girls Day Spa!  Sad that a 2 year old gets a spa day before Mama!

January 5, 2013

Before + After: Comodyne BB Cream Review

BB Creams have been flooding the beauty scene this last year.  I had no clue what they were so I asked my girl Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor for answers.  BB stands for Blemish Balm and has been big in Asia and is now taking the US by storm!  I recently received the new BB cream from ComodynesBB Color Skin Perfector  Maybe I haven't been paying attention but I was happy to find out a brand made a color to make my skin color.  

  1. Moisturizes – Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes the skin in depth, maintaining optimum moisture levels;
  2. Anti-Wrinkle – Hazelnut Extract with its triple renewing, regenerating and restructuring action, re-densifies the skin, increasing its elasticity and firmness;
  3. Smoothes - Fomes Officinalis extract smooths the skin’s surface while reducing the size of pores;
  4. Anti-Oxidants – Vitamin E inhibits the action of free radicals responsible for premature aging of the skin;
  5. Illuminates – its triple combining of illuminating pigments unifies skin tone, covering imperfections and diminishing dark circles;
  6. Protects – UVA/UVB filters protect the skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation and prevent the appearance of spots.

January 4, 2013

Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club + Fierce Flattery

Happy Friday!  I am being featured for Fierce Flattery on Artia blog (HERE).  She asked me a few question about blogging and tips I would give to someone starting out!  Please head over and show a girl some love and find out what I least like about blogging!!! (HERE)

I belong to a few shoe and beauty shopping clubs but I may be most excited about is Wittlebee!  Wittlebee is a kids monthly clothing club that sends you a customized box of clothing for your child with about 6 items valued at $100 all for $39 a month!  #Score!

January 3, 2013

Love My Alannah Children Accessories

Peyton's accessory game has been on point thanks to new kid accessory companies like Love My Alannah!  Love My Alannah aka LMA is a hot, new and fresh accessory line for mini fashionistas!  LMA was inspired by a fashion loving mom looking for adorable and affordable accessories to fit her little diva.  Sounds like me!

January 2, 2013

Bump Watch: Kimye

Just when you thought 2012 was over we got hit upside the head with this mah-jor announcement that Kim Kardashian is expecting a child with Kanye West....Baby Kimye!

Congrats to the couple!  Kim has always spoke of having a child.  A child is a miracle and a blessing!

Now this may get a little messy but... it's Kim K!  The Kardashian clan is a family you hate to love or love to hate.  I think they are all beautiful and love that they are a close family.  I would at least like for her divorce to final to Chris before having a baby by Kanye.  I also did not like how Kanye announced it to the crowd at a concert on Sunday night "Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick?"  Well I guess she is his Baby Mama....I digress.

I can't wait to see her maternity style!  I am sure she will be getting some tips from her big sis Kourtney!  What do you think about all the Kimye madness?  Are you excited?  Will you be following?  Or are you over it already?

Happy 2013!

Happy New Year!
I am thankful to see another year!  We rang in the New Year at church with Peyton.  I really didn't feel like going to church but what better way to end the year and bring in the new.  I thought Peyton would fall asleep at church before midnight... WRONG!  That sister stayed up until after midnight!  It felt like it was one of the longest church services of my life!  But I am happy because I got to bring in the New Year with Mister and Peyton.

I am very excited about this year!  With the New Year comes change!  The blog will be getting a much needed makeover!  I plan on working bootleg photography skills to bring you guys better pictures.  I also would like to add some new features to the blog that will allow others to participate.  I would appreciate if you would take this 2 question survey below.  I want to get a feel of what you guys would like to see more of this year.

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I hope that you will take the survey.  Please feel free to leave comments below with questions or suggestions   Leave your email if you want me to respond or you can send me an email thebabyshopaholic@gmail.com.  Thank you for all the love and support!  

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