June 28, 2013

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sneak Peek

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best sales ever in life!  Nordstrom brings out fall clothing at almost 50% off!  Who has new clothing on sale before the season starts?  Well, Nordstrom does!  The sale starts July 19th but reward members get early access on July 10th.
I can't wait to get the full catalog!  This is when I pick up some fabulous new boots for the fall, grab Peyton a North Face jacket and some Ugg boots!  Mark your calendars!

Style Me Friday: Gray Tee

Happy Friday!  This is the last Friday in June! OMG!  Peyton's birthday is next Sunday and I'm knee deep in DIYs for her party!  I'm so happy this weeks Style Me Friday look was simple,  agray tee.  I have a ton of those!  I love gray! 

June 27, 2013

CarenWest PR Restaurant Week Kick-Off at STK

If you follow me on Instagram you would have saw that I was "turnt up" on Monday at STK Atlanta to kick off CarenWest PR Restaurant Week.  CarenWest PR Restaurant Week ends on Saturday June 29th.
Photos by Dylan York

June 26, 2013

Casual in Camo

I've been in casual dress mode lately.  I think its due to the fact that I can't fit anything in my closet!  I also have Fall on the brain and want to wear pants and jackets all the time!  I stepped out in these camo pants last Friday to celebrate my girl Lexi with the Curls birthday.  Sorry for the blurry pictures.  I wasn't going to post these at all so I tried to work with what I had.
Camo jeans, Gap (similar)/ Denim Jacket c/o Paige Denim/ Beaded shirt, Free People (similar)/ Bangle, Kate Spade/ Shoes (old), Vince Camuto/ Bag, Gucci

June 25, 2013

New Beauty Gadget: Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

I've been dreaming about the Clarisonic cleaning systems for quite some time.  I did a cartwheel when I received the Clarisonic Mia 2 to review!  Regular washing was not leaving my face feeling clean.  My face has dry patches and my pores have gotten out of control!  I knew I needed something more! 

June 24, 2013

Global Accessories: Lydali

I recently learned about Lydali, a site that sells jewelry and accessories made by artisans and designers from around the world.  I love the idea of being able to buy one of a kind pieces from the other side of the world!  Not only do I get a piece from Lydali that everyone won't be rocking but I can help support global economy.  Check out my fabulous Swazi Fabric Necklace. 

Weekend Style: Monsters University

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Last week, Peyton and I were invited to a private screening on Monsters University.  This would be Peyton's second movie so I was a little nervous.  She kept talking about the Monster Movie so I thought I would give it a try.  So happy I snapped a few pictures before we went in, because Peyton acted like a little monster after : ). 
Shirt, Old Navy (similar)/ Jeans, Old Navy (similar)/ Shoes, Old Navy (similar)/ Bow c/o LMA

June 21, 2013

Style Me Friday: Peplum

Happy First Day of Summer!  Yesterday, my style diary was featured on Elizabeth Street!  Please check out the diary (here) and see a week worth of outfits in the life of a blogger!  

Style Me Friday is back!  The inspiration look is peplum.  I'm not the biggest peplum fan.  I only have one current peplum top and one dress.  I found this old top I still had from back in my dress up for work days that I got from Arden B.  

June 20, 2013

Closet Must Have: Denim Jacket

One thing that you must have in your closet that will never go out of style is a denim jacket!  I don't know where I would be in life if I didn't have a denim jacket.  You can wear it with everything, all year long.  Thanks to the Southern Blog Society, I got to step my denim jacket game up with a gifted Paige Denim jacket!  All of us Southern Blog Society ladies decided to link up today to show how we rock our Paige Denim Jackets!
Vermont Denim Jacket c/o Paige Denim/ Merona Tee, Target/ Skirt, Free People (similar)/ Earrings, H+M/ Clutch, Gucci/ Shoes c/o JustFab

June 19, 2013

Bucketfeet Casual

I shared with you guys how fabulous the Southern Blog Society brunch was last week (HERE).  And how off the chain the swag was!  I received a pair of Bucketfeet shoes and I am in love with them!
Chambray top, Walmart (similar)/ Linen shorts, Express (similar)/ Intitial Bangle c/o C Wonder/ Oscar de la Renta, Thrifted/ Shoes c/o Bucketfeet

June 18, 2013

#ShoptheAisle Atlanta Recap

Have you ever been at store and someone in the aisle was looking for similar products as you and you start chatting with them?  Well Shop the Aisle is sorta like that but 100 times better!  You can come ask all the question you want and leave with some great products and gifts!  This past Saturday I had the honor of co-hosting Shop the Aisle with with Lexi with the CurlsNaturally KelaIt's Arkeedah, and Pursuit of Nappiness at Walmart in Lithonia, GA.  
Racerback Dress, Target/ Sandals, Laura Brandon (similar)/ Initial Bangle c/o C Wonder/ Bracelets Stack c/o Madison Maine

June 17, 2013

Weekend Style: Cold Shoulder

Hope you guys had a great Father's Day!  Ours was nice, just dinner and gifts for Mister.  Peyton rocked her June outfit from FabKids!  I'm so jello of her outfit!  You'll see why!
Dress c/o FabKids/ Sandals, Target/ Headband, Dollar Tree/ Spongebob watch, party favor

June 16, 2013

Stokke #ChicChild Pin Party June 18th

It's time to party Pinterest addicts! The ladies behind BonBon Rose Girls and The Little Style File have partnered with our fabulously chic guest pinners Glamamom, Chickabug, Sassy Moms in the City and Baby Shopaholic to bring you a fun filled hour with amazing prizes from Stokke! Won't you join us for our #ChicChild Pin Party?!?

Prizes: We will be giving away over $1000.00 in prizes including a Stokke Scoot stroller, a Stokke MyCarrier and a $100.00 Amazon.com gift card!

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Participating in a Pinterest Party is easy and so much fun!
To join: Create your own #ChicChild Board on Pinterest and pin during the party using the #ChicChild tag. Please repin at least 10 pins from our #ChicChild Board.
To be eligible for prizes: You must FOLLOW our sponsor, Stokke, on Pinterest and come back and give us the link to your #ChicChild Pinterest Board using the Rafflecopter widget below ONCE THE PARTY STARTS!
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Please get ready for the party by following the hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and The Little Style File, sponsor Stokke and guest pinners Glamamom, Chickabug, Sassy Moms in the City and Baby Shopaholic. And we'll be tweeting during the party too, so feel free to tweet us using the hashtag #ChicChild!

If you need to sign up for Pinterest, CLICK HERE. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the party (10 pm EST) and notified by email as well as announced on Facebook and Twitter. Prizes are non-transferable. If you have questions about participating in a Pinterest party, please don't hesitate to reach out! We can't wait to pin with you!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!  We are truly blessed to have a father as wonderful as Mister!  Peyton adores him and has him wrapped around her little finger!
Throw back picture of Mister and Peyton (11 months).  I could just eat that baby!

Have a wonderful Father's Day!

June 14, 2013

Best of Style Me Friday

Our girl Eboni took the week off for Style Me Friday : (.  I thought I would take a look back at some of my favorite Style Me Friday's.  Click on the look to see details of each outfit. 
My first SMF in Camo Pants!

June 13, 2013

Brunch with the Southern Blog Society

Sunday, I had the honor of attending the first Southern Blog Society Brunch at Cooks Hall at the W Hotel in Buckhead!  The Southern Blog Society Brunch was nothing short of Fabulous! 

June 12, 2013

Father's Day is Sunday! I Need a Gift!

Father's Day is this Sunday!  Man, it snuck up on me!  I always wait to the last minute to find gifts.  Time to battle the task of what to get Mister!  Here are a few things that I think he may like (or want him to have).

June 11, 2013

Sizzle Show Down at Macy's + What I wore

Saturday, Peyton and I hit the red carpet for the Macy's Culinary Council Sizzle Showdown.  Six grill masters showed up at Macy's at Lenox Square Mall to compete to be named the next Great American Guru!  
Shirt, Zara (similar)/ Denim shorts, Old Navy/ Shoes, Kate Spade Keds/ Cross-body Bag, Marc Jacobs/ Sunnies, Nordstrom

June 10, 2013

Weekend Style: Sizzle on the Red Carpet

Happy Monday! This weekend went by too fast! Adults should be able to have summers off!  So hard trying to cram everything in to the weekends!  Saturday, Peyton accompanied me to the Macy's Sizzle Showdown.  How cute is my baby on the red carpet!
 Racerback Shirt, Target/ White denim shorts, Joe's Jeans/ Sandals, JCP/ Milan Necklace c/o LMA

Shop the Aisle is Back in ATL June 15th!

Shop the Aisle is back in Atlanta this Saturday, June 15th!  This Pop-Up Shop the Aisle will be hosted by myself along with Lexi with the Curls, Naturally Kela, It's Arkeedah, and Pursuit of Nappiness.  Join us Saturday to learn more about natural hair care and products available at Walmart!  

Shop the Aisle Blogger Style features natural hair care brands Beautiful Textures, Curl Care, Curl Max, UR Curly, DNA, Shea Moisture, Eden Bodyworks, and Curls!  There will be gifts and giveaways during the event!  Make sure to RSVP! (HERE)

Stay connected with Shop the Aisle on twitter (@shoptheaisle) and follow hashtag #shoptheaisle!  Will you be there? 

June 7, 2013

Style Me Friday: Black + White

Happy Friday!  Rough week! My mother got sick again and was in the hospital a few days.  She is out now and doing better.  Right now she requires a lot of care so I have been trying to joggle taking care of her, Peyton, work and my household!  Thank God for Mister and my niece for stepping up and helping out!  Since my mom is home now and feeling better, I was able to sneak in this week Style Me Friday with the Fashionista Next Door.  This weeks inspiration is the Black and White trend.  Since I am rocking the natural, I used my girl Solange as my inspiration look.  

June 6, 2013

Step Up + Step Out Tour with Gillette Venus

Join Gillette Venus for their multi-city, Step Up & Step Out summer tour.  The next stop is in Atlanta this Saturday, 11-5pm at Atlantic Station.  
Ladies are invited to enjoy a pampering shaving experience, have access to hair and makeup touchup stations, try on the latest spring and summer fashions from Rent the Runway, and then strut their stuff on our “blue” for a cause. For every step taken on the “blue carpet,” Venus will donate $1 to Step Up Women’s Network, up to $25,000.

Come out and get those legs in order!  It's going to be a fab event!

Valoh "Tri Wear" Clutch + #Giveaway

Hey Guys! I have another great giveaway this week from Valoh Apparel.  Did you think that fanny packs were so 1980s?  Well Valoh has totally re-invented the "fanny" pack with this ridiculously chic transitional hip clutch!  Check me out! 
Dress, F21 (old)/ Necklace (on sale), t+j Designs/ Shoes, JustFab

June 5, 2013

Items of the Week: Gap, Old Navy, Target + JCP

I'm so late!  With all the recent chaos I had going on I haven't shared my fabulous buys for Peyton with you.  We are in super sale season!  From now until late July there will be some major discounts going on!  Below you will find some of my recent buys (the ones that I remembered). 
Top L to R: Leggings,Target $2.50/ Boys white button down, Target $3/ Utility Jacket, Old Navy $15/ Tank, Old Navy $4
Bottom L to R: Peasant dress, Baby Gap $10/ Eyelet Top, Baby Gap $6/ Headband, Baby Gap $2/ Shorts, Target $2.50

Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Review + #Giveaway

I used to go hard using Pantene products back in college when I had a relaxer.  It worked great on my hair and it was the only thing I could afford!  I was excited to take the new Pantene Pro V Truly Natural collection for a spin! The natural collection consist of clarifying shampoo, deep conditioner, co-wash, styling custard and argon oil.

June 4, 2013

Macy's Sizzle Showdown in Atlanta June 8th

Macy's Culinary Council present the Greatest Grilling Guru in Atlanta this Saturday!  Six finalists will compete in the “Sizzle Showdown” at Macy’s Lenox Square in Atlanta, which will be hosted byTracye Hutchins, co-anchor of CBS’s Better Mornings Atlanta. Following two rounds of competition, Macy’s Culinary Council chefs Cat CoraMarc Forgione andStephanie Izard will select the winner, who will receive the grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in New York City where they will be revealed as America's “Greatest Grilling Guru.”

Join us June 8th at noon at Macy's Lenox Square (parking lot).  See you there! 

*Disclosure: 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. 

June 3, 2013

The Children's Place + Coupons.com #Giveaway

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I am happy to report that mine was a 100% better than last weekend!  Peyton and I had a great time just hanging out this weekend.  This week, I was presented with a challenge from Coupons.com to put together a look from The Children's Place with $50!  Check out what we got!  Also continue reading for your chance to win a $50 gift card to The Children's Place.
Floral romper ($16)/ Pink Denim Jacket ($20)/ Glitter Gladiator Sandals ($14) - Prices before Coupons.com discount

June 2, 2013

K. Logan Hair Extensions Review

Sorry for the late review on my extensions.  I rocked my luxury K Logan Hair extensions in for 2 months (way too long).  I have been a weave or extension wearer for about 7 years so it's safe to say I know hair!  If you are a repeat weave wearer, quality hair is a MUST!  I have nothing but good things to say about the K. Logan Hair!
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