February 28, 2013

First Round of Spring Buys: Baby Gap

The first day of Spring is March 20th and Peyton will be ready!  Baby Gap had a pretty good sale last week so I snagged a few things! 

February 27, 2013

Guess Who's Mommy Blogging...

Our girl Kim Kardashian is "Mommy" bloggin!
Kim K looking stunning at the Oscars after party.
Yes Kim K is now a mommy blogger!  Her first post was about how she love J Brand maternity jeans.  I know she is super excited about becoming a mommy.  I have to admit, I think I am going to like it!  I am looking forward to see what else she will share on her blog.  What do you think about this new Mommy Blogger?  Will you be reading her blog?


Yo Gabba Gabba Style

Last week Peyton and I had a date to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live!  Is it bad that I kind of got excited to see Yo Gabba Gabba?

Denim Jacket, Baby Gap/ Yo Gabba Shirt, Old Navy/ Yellow Skinny Jeans, Old Navy/ Jordan, Kids Footlocker/ Headband, Target

Money Ain't a Thing: D+G Kids Spring Collection

For those that have been following me a while remember my series "Money Ain't A Thing"... you know like the Jermain Dupree and Jay Z song!  LOL!  Well I am back with a fabulous update.  The Dolce + Gabbana Kids Spring 2013 collection is off the hook!

February 26, 2013

Lace Dress + Sadiddy Sweet Life!

Saturday, I celebrated the Sweet Life with Sadiddy Magazine!  Sadiddy is celebrating their one year anniversary of Sadiddy Magazine! *Throws Confetti*

I've had the honor of contributing to Sadiddy a few times!  Sadiddy is not your ordinary fashion magazine!  Not only does it highlight fierce style, but celebrates women while doing it!  I was beyond happy to take part in the celebration!

Dress, Free People (more colors)/ Shoes, Dresden c/o JustFab/ Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

February 25, 2013

Backpack, Backpack! Casual Look

You have to say "Backpack, Backpack" in your Dora the Explorer voice!  In an effort to post more outfits that I wear, I also want to share more causal everyday mom approved outfits!  When I have to go out with Peyton, my outfits are all about function.  I need pockets and be able to run fast after Peyton! 

Jacket, Love Culture (similar)/ L/S Tee, Elizabeth+James (similar)/ Boyfriend Jeans, Gap/ Shoes, Chuck Taylors/ Backpack, JustFab

Weekend Style: Transition to Spring

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Did you watch the Oscars?  It was kind of a snooze as usual.  Can you believe this was the last weekend in February!  Like tomorrow it will be Spring!  Since it was the last weekend February and the weather in Atlanta was super nice, I put Peyton in a transition outfit.

Boys Button Down, Target/ Vest, Gap/ Jean's, Joe's/ Pink loafers, H+M

February 24, 2013

Oscar Kids: 9 Yr Old Quvenzhane Wallis

The Oscars were a snooze fest but the highlight for me was 9 year old actress, Quvenzhane Wallis.  She is the star of a movie I have not seen, Beasts of the Southern Wild.  Not sure if it is out or just an independent film but I am on a mission to see it.  She is the youngest actress ever to be nominated for a lead role.  Go girl! 

February 23, 2013

Spring Inspiration: Method + Orla Kiely #Giveaway!

March is coming!  That means SPRING time!  Method is also trying to get us in the mood for spring teaming up with fashion designer Orla Kiely!  Irish designer, Orla Kiely is know for her fresh and fun patterns from clothes, handbags to housewares!  You can definitely get spring fashion inspiration from the fun designs and refreshing scents from the new Method + Orla Kiely limited collection!

I am sure you have seen the Method products at Target.  Method cleaning products are safe and green and work!  So for less than $5, you can bring some Spring design in your life!  Now with these super cute bottle, it may push me to do more house cleaning : ).  

February 22, 2013

Bright Coat: Style Me Friday

Happy Friday!  Time for Style Me Friday with the Fashionista Next Door!  This weeks look is pretty simple... a bright coat.  Even thought it is simple I don't own any big bright coats so I opted to rock a blazer.  

February 21, 2013

Monochromatic + Puffs Kisses

Earlier this week I got to attend an awesome event sponsored by Puffs at Adore Salon in Atlanta to support Dress for Success!   I tried to do something different and rock a monochromatic look.  They say it's supposed to make you look thinner....I need all the thin looking I can get!
Blouse, F21 (similar)/ Coated Jeans, H+M (similar)/ Necklace, H+M/ Pumps, Shoe Dazzle/ Handbag, Marc Jacobs (similar)

February 20, 2013

JustFab Shoes + Handbags Video

Are you guys watching Kimora's House of Fab on Style?  I actually kinda love it!  I love to see shoes I have from JustFab in the show.   Did you see the episode where they had the employees pitch ideas for a JustFab viral video?  Well our boy Johnny Fabulous' team won and the video was just released today.

Johnny is off the chain!  Loves it!  So happy his team won!  House of Fab comes on every Wednesday at 9 est.  Do you watch the show?

Wittlebee January Box (I'm Late)

I told you guys about Wittlebee, the children's clothing club back in January.  I received my 2nd box almost a month ago!  I know... so late.  I wanted to share with you guys what was in it!  You can also check out my first box HERE.
Cute Tea Collection Bali shirt!

February 19, 2013

Black History Month at Macy's + New Hair Do!

For Black History month, Macy's is celebrating life and works of Gordon Parks!  I got join in the celebration on Saturday at the Lenox Square Macy's.  There was great folks, good food, music and celebs all in the mix!  I got to debut a new look at the event! 
Dress and belt, F21 (old)/ Boots, Sole Society

Fab Finds I Almost Forgot About

I keep forgetting to post my fabulous finds!  I either forget, Peyton wears them or I put the bags in my closet hide them from Mister and end up forgetting about them.  No more winter clothes for P unless they are on super sale for next year!  Here are some items I recently purchased for Peyton that I forgot about from H+M, Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy.

From H+M, I got her this cute Minnie Mouse dress, a mini "Proenza Schouler" looking cross-body bag and a floral maxi dress.  All of these items were $5 each!

February 18, 2013

Life is But a Dream - Beyonce!

Who watched Beyonce's documentary on HBO on Saturday?  The Oprah interview?  *Raises both hands*.  Do you know I had Mister add HBO to our package so I could watch it!  Peyton says "My Beyonce" and then asked me who Oprah was.  I had to school her real quick! LOL!  Since Beyonce has been so private I could not wait to see what she shared!  

Weekend Style: Faux Leather + Fur

I hope you guys had a great weekend!  Days like this I wish I had a Government job!  I could use the day off!  Peyton has been having these coughing fits that take place mostly at night (of course).  Doctor said it may be allergies because she has been seeing a lot of kids with allergies already.  Let me know if you have experienced the same thing.

I had a busy Saturday which means I was dead tired on Sunday.  I decided to let Peyton pick her pieces this weekend.  She was too cute laying pieces on her bed and saying "This match Mommy".  I must say she did better than I thought.  Even though she put together her outfit, she wasn't in the mood to take pictures.

Shirt, Baby Gap/ Faux Fur Vest, Children's Place/ Leggings, Nordstrom Rack/ Leopard Loafers, JCP

February 16, 2013

June Ambrose Shoe Collection

We all love super celeb stylist and #RockMom June Ambrose!  I have followed her since the Bad Boy days when she did styling for P Diddy!  I am super surprised it took her so long to come out with her own line.  

February 15, 2013

Daytime Sparkle: Style Me Friday

It's time for Style Me Friday!  Pretty excited about this weeks look.  I needed a do over from last weeks Style Me Friday!  LOL!  This weeks inspiration look is Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J Crew!  Love her effortless style!  This looks inspires us to wear sparkle during the day!  The high bun is bizzack!

Prabal Gurung for Target: What I Got!

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week I did a guest post for Hartlyn Kids!  I am far from any kind of expert but I shared some of my blog branding tips.  Please head over and show your girl some love (HERE)!

If you follow me on instagram you got a sneak peak of some of the items I was digging from the Prabal Gurung collection for Target.  I got to Target at about 10am on Sunday, the store opened at 8am.  To my surprise only half if not more of the collection had already been sold!  The pieces I was interested in were not available at my store.  I must say the shoes are the best part of the collection!  If you have any interest in the shoes, I say go for it!

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day: P Style

Happy Love Day everyone!  Peyton wanted to spread a little love today!  

February 13, 2013

Fashion Uncorked Show for Easter Seals

Saturday, the annual Fashion Uncorked fashion show competition went down at the Americas Mart in Atlanta.  If you did not attend you missed out on an awesome event, benefiting Easter Seals of North Georgia!   Easter Seals helps to aid children and families with special needs and disabilities   You can find more information about Easter Seals HERE.  Fashion Uncorked is a completion between ten up and coming designers to battle it out on the runway designing a evening gown and day wear for women and a children's outfit.

Winter Florals

I have been frequenting Forever 21 lately and have managed to find some cute stuff!  I was super pumped when I found this black floral blazer on clearance for $15!  The fit was so nice that I wanted to wear it asap!  I know spring is not here yet but because the blazer is thick and black I thought it would work.  I rocked it to the Fashion Uncorked Fashion Show.

Blazer, F21/ Peplum Top, F21/ Pants, F21/ Pumps, super old/ Bracelets, Prada/ Necklace, Express

February 12, 2013

Valentine's Date Night Shopping

Sunday, I was able to pick up a few things for Valentine's Day with my girl Curvie Birdie at her Curvietine's Day event at the new Kushion Boutique in Atlanta!  Kushion Boutique offers sexy bedroom fashions, oils and other goodies for everyone up to size 3X! 

What I wore:
Tweed Blazer, Arden B (similar)/ leopard Top, Love Culture old (similar)/ Joe's Jeans/ Shoes from "Shoe Guy"

February 11, 2013

J Lo at the Grammys

I missed most of the Grammy red carpet last night.  When Jennifer Lopez hit the scene I knew I hadn't missed anything!  J Lo gave me all sorts of life! 

Weekend Style: Lately Lily

It was so hard for me to write this post because I was so wrapped up in the Grammy's last night!  I think it was one of the best Grammy's in a long time!  I mean Prince walked out on the stage!  That works for me!

After our cold front in the south, the highs were in the 60's this weekend.  Spring is really on the brain!  Peyton finally got to sport her Lately Lily shirt!
Shirt c/o Lately Lily/ Imoga Cardigan from Gilt/ Trousers, GAP/ Shoes, Toms/ Bandanna, Hobby Lobby

February 9, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target is Sunday!

The time is near!  I tried not to get too hype about the Prabal Gurung for Target after my Holiday issue (HERE) but I am!  Everything is just too fly to not want any of the collection!

These super fly dresses and bad shoes!!!  I think this collaboration is going to fly out of the stores!  I really want the floral print shorts but I have to try them on first.  I am also dying to have the yellow print sandals pictured above!

Will you be getting in on this action?  What is on your shopping list?

Macy's Celebrates Black History Month

For Black History Month,  Macy's will be celebrating the 100th birthday of American icon, Gordon Parks. In store activities will highlight the films of Gordon Parks and is being staged in conjunction with the American Black Film Festival.

Born in to poverty, Gordon Parks became LIFE magazine's first African-American staff photographer and is responsible for some iconic photographs.  Gordon Parks was a modern day Renaissance man.  He was also a celebrated composer, author and filmmaker who interacted with many of the most prominent people of his era—from politicians and artists to celebrities and athletes. 

Macy's will be hosting events all across the country for Black History Monthcelebrating Gordon Parks in conjunction with the African American Film Festival.  Click HERE to find events in your area.  

Will you be there?

*I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Macy's. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own

Design Your Life Event Atlanta + #Giveaway

Are you at a crossroad in your life?  Not sure which direction you want to take?  I just got all infomercial on ya'll but really... I know we all started out the new year with goals and visions.  Sometimes it can be difficult trying to figure out how to make it happen.  Good News!  Design Your Life event with Cornelia Shipley is coming to Atlanta March 21 - 22 2013.

Cornelia is committed to transforming the daily experience of women leaders and entrepreneurs by providing them with tools to achieve their desired outcomes in life.

Cornelia personally designed this event for the sole purpose of helping participants get from where they are today to where they want to be tomorrow. This experience is designed to allow each person to create their own “ah ha” moments and learn from the experiences of others. At the conclusion of the two days, each person will walk away with a specific action plan to design a life and work that enable them to leave a legacy and live life on their terms.
This event is going to be pretty awesome!  You can find out more about the event HERE!  Register before February 15th, 2013 to take advantage of our early bird rates!

I have a bonus for my US readers!  Cornelia Shipley is giving away one 30 minute strategy session!  This can be scheduled face to face in Atlanta or via telephone conference. 

Make sure to Follow #DYLevent for updates and tips on Designing Your Life!  Winner will be announced on Twitter on Friday, February 15th.  

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.  Good Luck!  Hope to see you there!

February 8, 2013

Proportions: Style Me Friday

Happy Friday!  Back at it again with Style Me Friday with the Fashionista Next Door!  I have to admit that I was not too fond of the inspiration look.  It looks cute on the girl wearing it but layers and chunky knits don't work to well for my body.  I tried to make the best of it!

February 7, 2013

Mommies Who Sweat with Syleena Johnson

Last Saturday woke up at the crack of dawn to head to Metroplex in Atlanta to workout with R+B Diva, Syleena Johnson for her Mommies Who Sweat Boot Camp!  I have been a long time fan of the fellow Chi-Town native, Syleena Johnson so I was happy to go!

Syleena and I (and my uni-boob) before the workout began.  Syleena had so much energy!  She participated in all the classes and chatted with the attendees.  

Valentine's Date Night Picks

We got the kids squared away for Valentine's Day Style (HERE).  So what is Mama to wear?  We don't have any special plans, but I do plan on feeding my face!  Might as well look cute and valentiny (not a word but you know what I mean).  Tons of cute stuff to get you in the mood!

February 6, 2013

My "Shopping" Bags: Before + After

Due to lack up sleep, I wake up with "shopping" bags under my eyes!  I don't do anything about them, just hope they disappear later in the day.  Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.  But a few months ago I received a sample of Masque Ology in my Birch Box!  

February 4, 2013

Mini Valentine's Day Style

Dude!  The year just started and we are already celebrating Valentine's Day!  We have to make sure the kids are ready so I found some cute pieces to get in the Valentine's Day spirit!  Even for boys!

Top L to R: Pink Plaid Shirt/ Heart U Sweater/ 2 in 1 Shirt
Bottom L to R: Heart Throb/ Mum Dad Set/ I Love Dad Shirt
Top L to R: Peplum Sweater/ Heart Hoodie / I Love Mommy Tee
Bottom L to R: Heart Skinny JeansBig Heart SweaterHeart Dress

Cute stuff huh?  The pink plaid and heart throb shirt for the boys are my fave!  Peyton must have those heart print skinny jeans!  I think she can wear them beyond Valentine's Day.  What will your mini Valentine be rocking for V-Day?  Which item is your fave?

Marcus Samuelsson Cooks in ATL for Macy's

I may not cook but boy do I like to eat!  I was double pumped to find out Marcus Samuelsson would be live at Macy's in Atlanta whipping up some Super Bowl inspired dishes!  I am sure you all know Marcus Samuelsson from Top Chef Masters, which he won.  He also was the chef for the first State Dinner for President Obama's first term!  Marcus also has a line of cookware for Belgique available at Macy's!  He is pretty much a rock star!  I was lucky enough to visit his Harlem restaurant, Red Roster when I was in NYC for NYFW last fall.

Theory Top

Weekend Style: Beanie Hat + Face Lift

Hope you guys had a great Super Bowl weekend!  We had a busy Saturday, so we just chilled in the house for Super Bowl Sunday.

Baby Shopaholic got a face-lift!  What do you think?  It was way over due!  Jessica from Creative Index did her thang on redesigning the site!  I think it came out great, clean and stylish!  If you are looking for a blog designer holla at Jessica!

Trench, Zara (similar)/ Jean's, Joe's Jeans/ Moto Boots, JCP (on sale)/ Shirt, H+M/ Hat, H+M/ Neckace c/o Love My Alannah

February 1, 2013

Style Me Friday: Preppy in Red

Happy Friday!  It's time for my new obsession.... Style Me Friday with my girl Eboni of The Fashionista Next Door.  This is the post that almost wasn't!  But I am going to keep real and post it anyway!  I look thicker than a snickers in this skirt!  This was my only red skirt.... now I know why I have not worn it! LOL! 
Shirt, Brooks Brothers/ Pencil Skirt, F21/ Infinity Scarf, F21/ Booties, "shoe guy"/ Bag, Louis Vuitton

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