August 31, 2013

Fall Haul: Joe Fresh, H&M, Target + Walmart

I have been slacking on sharing my recent purchases for Peyton.  I've been picking up items for the last month for back to school and her fall wardrobe.  Sadly, this is not all of it, just what I can remember.  Some items get hung, some get put in a drawer and some stay in the bag.  Yes, I'm a shopaholic! 
I picked up these items from the Joe Fresh collection at JCPenneys.  How about that vegan moto jacket?!!!

August 30, 2013

Style Me Friday: Maxi Skirt

Are y'all ready for the long weekend?  I am!  I'm keeping it casual again for this weeks Style Me Friday.  The look this week is a maxi skirt.

Celebrate Naturally with Nature's Blends

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I don't know about you but I am so ready for this long Labor Day weekend!  This weekend I plan on taking a natural approach to celebrating!  We don't have any real plans but to spend time together as a family. 

August 29, 2013

21st Jeffrey Fashion Cares

The 21st Jeffrey Fashion Cares took over  lobby of the American Cancer Society Center in Downtown Atlanta.  Jeffrey Fashion Cares is the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country and the one of Atlanta's most coveted fashion events!  The event was filled with fashionable Atlanta socialites, stars from Married to Medicine, Big Rich Atlanta and the Atlanta Housewives
Dress, Cache (super old)/ Clutch, Gucci/ Shoes, Christian Louboutin 

Introducing Neiman's Beauty Product Specialist

Neiman Marcus has just launched its online BeautyProduct Specialist program offering online customers the personalized counter experience they would receive in a Neiman Marcus store.
Currently the program has beauty product specialists representing Armani Beauty, Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, Cle de Peau Beaute, Creed, Dior Beauty, Guerlain,  Hanae Mori, La Prairie, Laura Mercier, Revive, Shiseido, Yves Saint Laurent and the list continues to grow!

You now have the option to contact the product specialist of choice by email directly from the Neiman Marcus website.  For example, if you are shopping online and want to know if a product will help your oily skin, you can send an email with your question to the Beauty Product Specialist!  Have you ever hesitated purchasing online because you had questions?  Now, the Neiman Marcus beauty product specialist is available to answer your questions.

*I'm a Neiman Marcus Beauty Ambassador.  Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

August 28, 2013

Disco Dolls #WishCraft Costumes

As a kid, I couldn't wait for Halloween.  I remember rocking those cheap plastic costumes that went over your clothes with the cardboard mask.  Remember those?  Costumes have come a long way since then.  I would like to introduce you to Chasing Fireflies Wish Craft collection.  Chasing Fireflies is a children's clothing, party and family costume shop specializing in creating memories for you and the kids.  With Halloween fast approaching, Chasing Fireflies has over 800 costumes to choose from in their Wish Craft collection.  Check out our Chasing Fireflies Wish Craft costumes for this Halloween.
Disco Doll Mom and Girl Costume with Go-go boots c/o Chasing Fireflies Wish Craft

August 27, 2013

I'm Here for Beyonce's New Bob

Yes Lawd!  I think my Beyonce crush meter just went up three levels!  This bob of hers gave me life!  After all the hoopla surrounding the short hair cut Beyonce instagramed a few weeks ago, she definitely took it to another level of flyness with this do last week!   

August 26, 2013

Weekend Style: Fall Tea Collection

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Did you guys catch the MTV music awards last night?  Lawd... The Good: Justin Timberlake was incredible!  I think I love him! The Bad: What was up with Kanye and the shadow performance?  Twitter cursed Kim K out for tweeting Kanye had the best performance of the night.  The Ugly: Miley Cyrus.  I don't even know where to start.  She ruined Robin Thicke's performance.  Why did they put them together?  IDK.  

Fall is fast approaching and I'm itching to get Peyton is her new cute fall Tea Collection pieces.  Tea Collection is a must have for every kids wardrobe.  Their global inspired children's fashions stand out and stand the test of time.  The collections are so interchangeable.  With a few key pieces, you can make outfits for days! 
Dancing Dot Moto jacket, Yangzi Floral dress, Colorblock leggings c/o Tea collection/ Shoes, H&M/ Headband, The Children's Place

August 25, 2013

Back to School in H&M

More kids are heading back to school this week.  I'm still scouting the new fall items from some of my favorite places to shop for Peyton.  H&M is always at the top of my list on places to shop when seasons change.  I've already picked up several items in stores and online.

August 23, 2013

Style Me Friday: Button Down

Happy Friday!  This weeks Style Me Friday look features a button down.  I'm a huge fan of a button down (besides ironing them).  They make you look as though you attempted to get dressed.  I have been rocking them all summer.  I took a super casual approach with my look this week and included a snapback! 

August 22, 2013

Jeffrey Hosts Fall Fashion Preview

Monday evening I had the honor of attending an exclusive fall fashion preview event at Jeffrey Atlanta in Phipps Plaza.  During the event, guest got a sneak peek at runway looks from the upcoming Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013, to be held on Monday, August 26th. Jeffrey Fashion Cares annual fundraiser is the pinnacle fashion event in Atlanta.  This annual fashion event benefits the Atlanta Aids fund and Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Greater Atlanta Affiliate. Jeffrey Fashion Cares (Atlanta and New York) has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country having raised over $11 million.  

August 21, 2013

Glamglow Super-Mud Review #NMBeauty

I'm a sucker for a good face mask!  Something about looking all scary for 20 minutes and then seeing the results turns me on!  I received the Glamglow Super-Mud clearing treatment in my August ambassador box from Neiman Marcus.  Glamglow Super-Mud took Hollywood by storm in 2011 as the must have product among celebrities.  Now us "common folk" can get that Hollywood Glamglow!  Glamglow Super-Mud claims to help fight all common skin concerns, including breakouts, pores, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs.

August 20, 2013

Fall Shopping List: Statement Sweatshirt

September is less than two weeks away!  I know it's still warm in September but after Labor Day I say "Yay" to pulling out your boots or what ever fall attire you are comfortable in!  A fall must have is a statement sweatshirt.  You can catch me rocking one HERE and my fave one HERE.  These sweatshirts will be back on the scene this Fall and Winter.  Designers have caught on this year.  Below are some of my favorite picks on the web.
Pair any of these super cute sweatshirts with some boyfriend or skinny jeans you will be good to go!  Will you be rocking the Statement Sweatshirt this Fall/Winter?

*This post contains affiliate links. 

August 19, 2013

Weekend Style: Mean Girl

Whelp, it's Monday.  I hope this week flies buy because I need another weekend asap.  I don't know if it's the terrible 3's but Peyton has been mean, mainly to adults.  She is not mean 100% of the time but enough, for me to be like "Pump the breaks P"!  Once I stop her in her tracks and put her in time out she turns on the sweetness!  Smiling and saying "I love you Mommy!  Your the best ever!". This girl is slick!  I think this cute tough girl look she is rocking suits her personality!
Yellow Denim Jacket, Old Navy/ Peek denim shorts, Nordstrom/Tee, PS by Aeropostale/ Belt, Walmart/ Jordans c/o Kids Foot Locker/ Necklace & Aviators c/o LMA

August 17, 2013

What #UnderCoverColor Are You Wearing?

August 16, 2013

Style Me Friday: Lace

Happy Friday! This Saturday I will be partying like it's 1999 with my BFF before she and her family relocate.  We have an action packed girls night planned.  I wonder how long we will last?  Anyway, this weeks Style Me Friday look features Lace!  Lace is so hot right now!  You can catch me wearing lace HERE and HERE

August 15, 2013

The Dress I've Had Forever

I wanted to share with you guys this awesome dress by Kirna Zabete for Target that I finally wore.  Yeah... it's been in my closet since late fall!  I got it on clearance at Target last November for less than $20.  I don't know what I was waiting for.  I finally pulled it out for my BFFs going away party. 
Kirna Zabete for Target dress (old)/ Bracelets, Madison Maine/ Clutch c/o Talbots / Anais heels c/o JustFab/  Lips, MAC RiRi Boy

August 14, 2013

Nars Fall Beauty Day at Nordstrom

On Saturday, a few of my blogging buddies and myself hosted a day of beauty featuring Nars fall collection at Nordstrom at Perimeter Mall.  Jessica from Glamazons Blog, Eboni from Fashionista Next Door, Danielle from the Style and Beauty Doctor and Lexi with the Curls all sported our favorite fall look using Nars cosmetics.
images by Arianna Elizabeth Photography

August 13, 2013

Dream Kids by African Pride #APBacktoSchool Twitter Party & #Giveaway

This Thursday at 7pm, join African Pride #APBacktoSchool twitter party hosted by Black & Married with Kids and Niche Parent!  RSVP for the twitter party HERE.  There will be giveaways along with beauty on a budget” ideas, styles and trends for the entire family during the back to school season.

Weekend Style: FabKids Sequins

Check out Peyton's sequins number from FabKids.  I love how they matched a sequin dress with a pair of leggings.  Since my camera is on the fritz I have enlisted the help of Arianna Elizabeth Photography to get our pictures right.  
 Dress and leggings c/o FabKids/ Shoes, Toms/ Sunglasses c/o Love My Alannah

August 12, 2013

Back to School in GAP

Today was Peyton's first day of preschool!  She was pretty upset to leave her old teachers.  from her half day toddler preschool class.  I normally picked her up everyday during my lunch but know she will be there all day.  I don't know what I am going to do with having my lunch hour too myself!  I was like a lost puppy at lunch, contemplating going to her school....I didn't. 

Baby Gap is another one of my go to spots when the seasons change.  I'm loving the brights in their fall looks.  Here are some of my top picks. 

6 Fall Outfits from Caylpso St. Barth

Last week, I had the honor of playing dress-up at the Atlanta Calypso St. Barth store.  Calypso is best know for their luxurious exotic resort wear made of the best silks, cashmere and special embellishments.  I have been a fan of Calypso's luxury BOHO style for many years.  Their fall collection always sets the tone for what I want to rock for the season. 
My quintessential fall look!  Fur vest, dark jeans and suede! 

August 10, 2013

Joe Fresh Back to School Style for Boys & Girls

It's hard to believe that some kids have already headed back to school.  Peyton starts pre-school on Monday!  I've only picked up a few things.  It's still hot so I have some time to work on her fall wardrobe.  I' decided to go through some of my favorite sites to shop for Peyton and share our picks for boys and girls.  First up is Joe Fresh kids!  This Canadian line is new to the internet streets and available online and in stores at JC Penny's.  The prices are going to knock you off your feet!  Check it!

August 9, 2013

Style Me Friday: Leopard

Happy Friday! Last weekend before Peyton starts pre-school!  In addition to hosting an event tomorrow, I need to get her a few things so she can be ready for school.  She doesn't want to leave her teachers from last year so this may be a challenge.  Hopefully a new pair of shoes will be the cure.

This weeks Style Me Friday look features something Leopard!  I heart Leopard.  Like Eboni said, Leopard is the new neutral!
I used my girl, Megan from TF Diaries, leopard blazer look as my inspiration. 

August 8, 2013

Blogging Tips: How to Get on "The List" #BlogHer13

Before starting this blog I had no idea on what went on in this corner of the internet world.  Now I'm hosting events, doing sponsored post and headed to blog conferences.  Who would have thunk it!  Just like doing anything you love, you have to keep learning.  To learn more in this blogosphere world you may need to attend a conference or two.  Every conference is different so before you go you have to sit down and think of why you are going.  It could be to attend workshops, meet online friend in person, network with brands, attend parties, meet like minded people or to just get a few days away from the kids!  All of these are very good reasons to go.  Since BlogHer was in my hometown of Chicago that was more than enough reason for me to go.  I'm also a very social person and I love the opportunity to meet new people.
May Book c/o Waiting on Martha

August 7, 2013

ATL! Get Makeup Ready for Fall with Nars

Hey ATL!  Fall is right around the corner so that means it's time to get your fall makeup looks together.  Join me and my blogger crew this Saturday at Nordstrom in Perimeter Mall.  Guests will receive a mini-makeover inspired by the fall beauty look of their choice, curated by top style and beauty bloggers Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor, Jessica of Glamazons Blog, Lexi of Lexi with the Curls, Eboni of Fashionista Next Door and Myself.  Guests will also have an opportunity shop NARS newest products and colors for fall!

This event is free, but you must make a reservation to ensure that the makeup artists have ample time for your mini makeover!  Be sure to lock down your spot!  Space is limited.
Nordstrom Perimter
4390 Ashford Dunwood Rd, Atlanta, GA
St. John Room, 2nd Floor
Saturday, August 10 | 2pm to 6pm by Reservation Only

Reserve your beauty appointment HERE!  See you there! 

My "Am I Too Old to Be Wearing This?" Outfit

With summer coming to an end I figured I would go hard and try to wear summer outfits that have been sitting in my closet.  What else screams summer better than some "super" short denim shorts I may have had no business wearing!
Top, Nordstrom Rack/ Cardigan, Nordstrom/ Denim shorts c/o Paige Denim/ LV Speedy/ Sandals, JustFab

August 6, 2013

What I Wore #BlogHer13

You know how you have these big plans on wearing all this cute stuff when you head out of town?  Then you go out of town and you are running around like crazy and you don't wear half the stuff?  Yeah, that happened to me for BlogHer!   I packed the usual two outfits per day, one for day and one for night.  Well the nighttime outfits didn't happen because I was still running the streets from earlier that day!  I had good intentions!  Here are the few outfits that I did wear. 

August 5, 2013

I'm a Neiman Marcus Beauty Ambassador

Somebody pinch me!  I'm ecstatic to report that I will be one of your Neiman Marcus Beauty Ambassadors!  You guys know how I love Neiman Marcus!  I think it is one of the greatest places on Earth!  To have my face (and not my credit card number) on their site is a such a blessing! 

Weekend Style: Smallest Pencil Skirt Ever

Happy Monday! I'm still catching up with life!  In addition to catching up with life, my camera is on the fritz!  Two SD cards have died on me.and it's hit or miss with my pictures.  So please excuse the blurriness of these pictures but I thought her outfit was too cute not to share. 
Crotchet pencil skirt, H&M/ Tee, Old Navy/ Sandals, JCP/ Purse, Jessica Simpson (gift)/ Bracelets, gift/ Pearl necklaces, random beauty supply store

August 4, 2013

Tribal Prints & A Birdie Baby Shower

While I was in Chicago last week, I stepped away from the BlogHer activities to co-host a baby shower for my niece, Curvie Birdie.  We both grew up in Chicago so she wanted to have her baby shower there so she could celebrate with family and friends.  
Tribal print dress, JC Penny (now $15!), Denim Jacket c/o Paige Denim/ Earrings, Topshop/ Bracelets, Madison Maine/ Bag, Deux Lux (similar)/ Sandals, JustFab

August 2, 2013

Indique + JustFab Lipstick & High Heels Event Chicago #BlogHer13

To kick of BlogHer 2013, I hosted the 2nd Lipstick & High Heels event at Indique Boutique Chicago.  Indique is a luxury hair extension line (I'm currently wearing) with boutiques in Chicago, all over North East, South Africa and coming soon to Atlanta (Whoot!).  Indique along with JustFab, were premier sponsors of the Lipstick and High Heels event.  To say we had a ball is an understatement!
Dress, Versona (in store only)/ Bracelets, Madison Maine/ Necklace, Pop of Chic/ New Orleans heels c/o JustFab

The Return of Style Me Friday: Denim Cutoffs

Style Me Friday with Fashionista Next Door is back!  Did you miss it?  I did!  With all that I had going on, I welcomed the mini vacay!  This weeks look features cut off denim shorts.  Because I'm so behind in life, I'm kind of cheating this week.  Remember my guest post on 5 Ways to Wear Denim Shorts?....Well...This is one of them that got the most love.  I will also add the other looks in case you missed it.

August 1, 2013

Mani's with Momtrends at #BlogHer13

One thing is certain during BlogHer, there will be fabulous parties!  Nicole from Momtrends had me up early on Friday morning to attend her Momtrends Mani event at Blowtique in Chicago.
Denim Jacket c/o Paige Denim/ Dress, Versona/ Sandals, GoJane
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