It is surreal how much I feel time slipping through my hands (btw great start to a future Mariah Carey song, dontcha think? I heart you Mimi!). In all honesty it seems like just the other day, I alongside a group of beautiful and talented ladies served as judges for the selection of models for Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion week season 3.
Today, OBRFW 3 is rolling onto its second day showcasing BARE, a sexy take on fashion that introduces an array of edgy, exotic, looks for your eyes to feast on. Tickets for tonight are sold out but if you want to “dip it and do it,” like my fave talk show host Wendy Williams does in the club, you can still get tickets for “The Big Night” here. “The Big Night” is when all the fashion kids come out and play, and “Yaaasss honey Yaassss,” I will be there to say “How you doing?”
Top: Express (Old)/ Skirt: The Scar Collection / Rings: c/o JoJo Rings / Earrings: Geranium Earrings from Baublebar / Clutch: The Ant Hill.
Happy Valentines Day! Or Galentines Day!
There is nothing lovelier than a nice ballroom gown skirt. It’s such a stunning fashion statement. The minute you see it on someone else you can’t help but gasp in awe and admiration. At least I did when I saw it on Bonnie Michelle, designer and creator of lovely pieces from her Scar Collection.
But what I really want to talk about today are my rings courtesy of Jordan Dudden founder and creator of JoJo Rings. JoJo Rings are made from 100% recycled keys. Founded in 2015, Dudden started her creative empire while attending Syracuse University in my favorite state with my favorite city, New York. Behind every key there is a good deed, as some of the profits go to nonprofit organizations in the New York area. So if you love feel good jewelry that makes a fashionable statement please check them out here. I love my gold tone round key ring!!
I hope that you have a beautiful day and that not only this day but EVERY DAY is filled with love!!
Nordstrom Rack will officially open its doors to the public tomorrow, October 1st at 9:00 a.m., just off the Mall of Louisiana exit in Baton Rouge. And the much anticipated “Rally to the Rack” is on!
There will be music, breakfast treats, and giveaways to celebrate the grand opening of Nordstrom Rack in Baton Rouge. They will have a traditional raffle in which 30 lucky customers will have the opportunity to win $100 nordstrom gift card, and one lucky customer will win a $1,000 shopping spree!! Need I say more?? Plus the first 1,000 customers to make a purchase will receive a complimentary Nordstrom Rack tote as a gift.
This store will be a total game changer in the Baton Rouge community offering popular and luxurious brands at 30%-70% off regular retail price. Hellerrrrrrr!!! No brainer! I already visited the store and it’s pretty amazing. Honestly, I did not know where to start. I had a plan of what I wanted to scope and when I walked in I completely forgot.
So be there or be square!
Until the next post,
Jumpsuit: H&M // Wedges: Jessica Simpson // Accessories: Glitz
You know how you see the previews for a movie and you immediately say to yourself you want to see it and eventually it comes and leaves the theaters but luckily you stumble upon it later when you are not really looking for it? So was the case for this movie called “For a good time call” So its basically about two girls living in New York City that try to make a living running a phone sex company. It is pretty hilarious and not as bad as I have made it seem. So one of the girls is always wearing jumpsuits. When I think of jumpsuits I think of the eighties but they are so stylish, comfortable, and seemingly on trend. I honestly can’t get enough of H&M, they are one of my daily go to sites. It’s a problem.
One last thing, as I mentioned in the post below I am participating in the Bats on Tees redesign contest wearing Maddie Louviere’s design. If you have already voted for me THANK YOU so much!!!!!!! But there one day left to vote so you can cast your vote here for your favorite look!
Until the next post!
Top: Peter Pilotto x Target // Skirt: Nordstrom // Shoes: Vince Camuto// Watch: Michael Kors
I can’t tell you how long I have been wanting to do a print on print look but I am always so scared of looking crazy when I step out of the house. So voila! Here it is! I’ve thought in the past to mix polka dots with stripes but by the time I make my mind to put the look together what I had in mind sells out, or it is no longer relevant. I bought this skirt from Nordstrom with this project in mind, and because it was fourteen bucks. Hello!!! Initially I had no clue what I was to pair this skirt with. Enter the Peter Pilotto collection for Target.
I am so obsessed with the Peter Pilotto collection for Target. The prints are so vivid and the colors compliment each other so well. He also came out with a dress that addressed my problem; a print on print dress. It is a “no worries because you are on trend” dress. Snap your fingers twice here! It was difficult (as usual) to leave Target with just one thing.
Hope this look gives you the strength to be bold and try something new. It’s scary I know (not my look or maybe it is?) but if you have any doubts hit me up! That’s what I am here for. Oh! And the best part about doing print on print is that you don’t have to over accessorize because you already have so much going on.
Until the next post!!
Dress: Pret a Porter Designs from Hattie Sparks
Shoes: Head Over Heals, Baton Rouge (old)
Bracelets: Piperfields and “nola” bracelet c/o Mad Darling via Southern Girls Blogging
Sunglasses: Krewe Du Optic
Head Band: Haybands
New Orleans (or as we say NOLA) has given me a lot of great things this year. So I can basically say that NOLA has been good to me. From great blogging conferences to social blogger get togethers I have had so much fun, and not to mention that I have met a lot of GREAT people too. I have given a lot of thought to what I wanted to write about this week without being mopey. And what I want to talk a little bit about is the customer experience. I am a consumer and trust me there is nothing worse than an unpleasant customer experience. Having said that I can only say great things about all the brands that I am rocking in this post. They made me feel like I mattered, they were engaged, they expressed interest in me, and they wanted me to leave with the best impression possible about their product, or what they were selling. This week as I was browsing through a trunk show and after telling the designer what I was looking for she asked me a few questions and then completely turned her back at me. She did not help me at all. However, being that it was a store that I go to often and the girls in the store were always super helpful I returned later and bought three items from the designers trunk show. So kudos to all my New Orleans brands, designer, and retailer, that are on this post. It just pays to be nice.