Red. White. and Orange.

Happy 4th of July 2012 everyone! Hope everyone is having an awesome independence day full of family, fun, friends, white wine, barbeques, and THANKFULLNESS. You get my drift 😛 LOL. I just wanted to take the time out and say how blessed I am to live in this country. We all go through the day to day grind of work and life and sometimes forget what an amazing nation we live in of FREEDOM and individual rights.

I wanted to share with you my chic outfit (that’s SO not red, white, and BLUE) of what I wore during America’s birthday. My uncle stopped in town for the day so we went to the local military base and went SHOPPINGGGG YESSSS 😀 *um can we say no taxes?* followed by a bite to eat at Cheddars, our first time there, and of course the day trip would not be complete without TJMAXX. <<More haulage from ya girl maxxinista to come!

But anyways BACK to my quick outfit of the day!!

buttoned stripe top: H&M
orange t-shirt: J Crew
bow belt: H&M
grey denim shorts: Hco
purse: Chanel from China
shoes (closed toe b/c I did not get a pedi yesterday): MaxxStudio
arm candy: Jcrew rope, Ross black stones, TJMAXX rose gold magneto
hair: professionally dyed red ombre with caramel highlights! <<Also a video on that to come 🙂

Can you guess which piece cost the most??

Pollyanna side twist into a braided low chignon

Dare I say orange is slowly growing on me?!?!

Waiting for the train…or an antique bike..or a dapper air pilot to sweep me off my feet.

Super easy to create in less than 30 seconds!

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Graduation Outfit #2

If you read my last blog post on what to wear to a graduation as an attendee you’re in for a treat! Tonight I wanted to comment on a cute and classic look fit for any graduate no matter the age level. Let’s start from the top.

For the hair I wanted to keep it simple and I love a beehive hair style because not only does it give you height, it’s elegant and so 1950s! Just be careful putting on and off your cap :p

I chose a sophisticated color combination that is timeless and age appropriate for all! A strapless, black and white gingham printed dress with a black sash keeps the focus on YOU!

The accessories is the fun part. I’ve always dreamt what it would feel like to wear Chanel jewelry and doubling up cascading Chanel pearls with the iconic C’s is a grand statement! All eyes are on you so why not LOOK the part?

Betsey Johnson makes darling accessories and my faves of hers are the rings! You can find both of these statement rings at Macy’s. Not only do the colors compliment each other but they’re in the same leopard family!

Lastly the shoes. I stumbled across these Pour La Victoire sideways stacked heel in a neutral color. So from the front it looks like any adorable peeptoe but turn sideways and you’ll be getting looks like you were Lady Gaga. I can’t get over how different and unexpected these shoes are combined with the overall style! Thoughts?

conGRADS! You did it 🙂

Cherry Blossom Fashion Show 2012

Hello fellow fashionistas! So I know this is a couple months late BUT I just now got decent pictures to show ya from the international Cherry Blossom capital’s annual Fashion show! This year it was all about “Diamonds & Pearls..Blossoms & Twirls.” I know in years past they did a little red dress theme and other very girly, feminine ones.

Exactly one week before my birthday I was beyond excited to have a helping hand in my first fashion show! Dare I say it was the highlight of my internship with the festival? :X The show took place at the Goodwill Anderson conference center in one of their renovated conference rooms. The guests in attendance were not your typical high brow socialites but more so ladies who lunch lol. I counted a whopping 500 seat capacity sold out show!

But I just adored seeing all the tweed-like Chanel suits and Kentucky Derby overdone hats. Needless to say I was swarming in a sea of pink! I also had the chance to work with local tastemaker, Mark Ballard, who writes in the lifestyle section of the Telegraph newspaper. He is a man in a class all his own and a riot! Artist, cook, presenter, writer, are just a few of his many talents! Mark hosted the mid-day event and was great at that, might I add.

Some other small town celebs who arrived were the Macon mayor and his wife and daughter, Carolyn Crayon, the founder of the Cherry Blossom Festival, news anchorman for 13WMAZ, the pink poodles, and Ms. Betty Ragland who is actually a UGA FACS alumn! GO DAWGS WHOOT!

Big thanks as always to media sponsors, key volunteers (who tied those darn backs of chairs 100 bows onto), Dillards, Chico’s, Belk, White House Black Market for their donation of clothes for the show and models!

Dynamic Dancer trio

Setting up the tables and chairs

Can you tell we like PINK? (and black).

Cherry blossoms quaintly and delicately placed in models hair.

Cherry queens and princesses for 2012

Model in Black House White Market clothes

Exclusive Emanuel designs from Paris

Ms. Betty Ragland with male escort to the stage

Pink lady in waiting

Man of the hour and emcee, Mark Ballard

America’s Next Top Model British Invasion Finale featurette!

The time has come for the British invasion to come to a close with Laura (Team USA) and Sophie (Team UK) to battle it out. I’m personally rooting for Sophie because she deserves it more for all her struggles in London and oh yeah, she LOOKS like a model. Laura on the other hand, patriotism aside, I felt like just wanted it in the end when she started getting great feedback from the panel of judges. I can’t wait to see who wins because the contestants are actually close friends and there’s a never-been-done-before FOREVER XXI fashion show! HOLLA at ya girl’s FAVE trendy store to shop at B) Lookin’ at you West Coast mavens!

ANYhoot. That runway walk is sure not to disappoint because I can’t wait to see what Macau fashion sense pulls outta their hats. Courtesy of CW here are some pictures of the runner’s up in their final challenge and Covergirl ad shoot!

Best of March 2012


‘Weekend’ creme bronzer


Lorac eye shadow trio in Bronzed Bombshell



BB creamy concealer in Honey and Pale yellow sheer finish loose powder


Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase skin tone perfecting serum XK

My dispondent face has been exposed to harsh environmental elements so to counterract that, I used these beauties! I got the kinerase serum from Walmart (which is the only place that sells it) and have really noticed results in just one week! It helps even out dark spots or any damage caused by the sun. Moroccan oil applied to hair does WONDERS for soft, silky, shiny hair! I picked up my old Bobbi concealer because since I’m getting tanner it’s time to pull out the darker, yellower concealer. And my FAVEEE cream bronzer is from 2 summers ago by MAC. It’s softer than a souffle on a hot summer day. Can’t forget Lorac! That trio of shimmer browns make my browns and eyelids pop in even the darkest places! Happy Trails 🙂