My soul sister, mentor and fellow blogger, Emily Loftiss is co-hosting an event in Atlanta this Wednesday with Tiffany Olson (another fab blogger that I love). I am beyond sad that I won’t be able to attend, because it will be FABULOUS. So, I beg you, please go and marvel on my behalf, it will be a fun evening of splendor. Oh yes, did I mention goodie bags and 15% off your purchase? YOU MUST GO. See the details below!
On countless occasions I have people who ask me where I get my fashion inspiration from! And honestly, I think I have given everyone a different answer. LOL. More often than not my fashion is inspired by what blogs I am reading, who I am following on Instagram and more. So naturally, I am influenced by those things, in addition to having an eye for unique color combinations, textures and layering. But upon sitting down to really think about who inspires me the most, 5 wondtacular women came to mind! And I must say…their styles are all different, but completely representative of the personalities they portray via social media. Sooo…without further adieu, here’s my Top 5 Fashion Inspirations.
What I love most about Mary’s style is it’s diversity! She can do sweet feminine one day and go to chic’ grunge the next and I just love that. It’s evident that her style is personal and truly an expression of how she feels in the moment.
Oliva P’s style is classic with a trendy flare. I think I love her style because I naturally identify with more of a classic look. If I could truly shop the way I wanted to, my closet would be very representative of Olivia’s styles. After all…she is fashion’s “IT GIRL.” Oh yes, she just got engaged to model, Johannes Huebl and they are super cute together.
3. Kamie Crawford: Miss Teen USA 2010, JAG Model and New York Socialite Source/Credit: JAG Models
Kamie has stellar street style! She’s that girl that you see walking the streets of NYC and you say “OMG, love her outfit!” I would highly recommend that you follow her via Instagram to get a daily glimpse into how she styles things! Also, her makeup application is impeccable! l I would venture to say she is a young lady who’s practical and down to earth, with an eye for the finer things!
You guys already know my love for Emily Loftiss! I do believe that Loftiss Says is the first blog that I ever read consistently. What I love most about Emily’s style is the COLOR. This girl isn’t afraid to wear anything BOLD, which says a lot about her personality…she’s CONFIDENT and allows that to reflect thru her clothing, hair and makeup.
I just adore Grasie! I sense that she has this sweet yet spicy personality. Her style is edgier than what I would normally wear, but I love going to her for inspiration! Also, she almost ALWAYS wears a bright red lipstick and I think that’s awesome. Wish I could pull that off.
And there you have it folks…my Top 5 Fashion Inspirations! Who do you go to for fashion inspirations? What are some of your favorite fashion reads? Please share below…I love finding new reads and peeps to follow!
It’s Labor Day and you already know what I’m thinking….shopping, shopping and more shopping! However, I am partaking in “No Shop September,” which means I won’t be shopping….not even a little bit! I’ve already been tempted this weekend while browsing at the local TJ Maxx…BLAH. Although I am not shopping, I wanted to spread the news on a couple of deals you may not be able to resist!
Fabulous Labor Days Sales:
Photo Credit: Katelyn A. Read
ILY COUTURE is my go to place when I need statement jewelry! They have everything a fashionista could ever dream off. Today they are offering one heck of deal on the fringe necklace (pictured above)… ONLY $16 (originally priced for $42). Definitely something you need snag today. Use code FRINGE16 at checkout.
Photo Credit: Emily Loftiss
Oh Delicate Raymond, how I adore thee! Thanks to Emily Loftiss I am beyond addicted to this lovely line. Simple and timeless pieces that every girl should have…especially the 30 inch vintage monogram necklace (pictured above). In honor of Labor Day, Delicate Raymond is hosting a 50% off everything sale! Use sale code 50LABOR.
Alex and Ani
Photo Credit: Candace Read
Another great line that I love… Alex and Ani. I love wearing their bangles. Just an effortless way to complete any outfit! Sadly they aren’t offering any major deals like ILY COUTURE or Delicate Raymond, but they are offering free shipping and that is pretty HUGE as we all know shipping prices are killer these days! Use code TREAT.
And those are just a few fabulous Labor Day sales and I know there are tons more!!! Happy Shopping and Happy Labor Day!
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just ONE WEEK away. I think we all blinked and December was here and now it’s almost gone!
If your anything like me I am sure you are preparing for a couple of holiday parties this upcoming weekend (Jason and I are having our engagement party this Saturday!) and in addition to finding the perfect holiday get up you are probably thinking “How should I wear my hair?” Well, if you aren’t at the current moment come Friday you will be thinking of this! So in the spirit of holiday fashion funness, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Up Do’s that would work perfectly in completing your holiday look!
1. The TopKnot
Love this up do and Keltie Collen makes it appear absolutely effortless! What I love is that you can have more of a messy approach with this style or you can make it super sleek and clean. Just depends on what type of mood your are in or I guess I should say what look you are trying to achieve.
2. Rockette French Twist
A french twist is just one of those classic hairstyles that looks amazing on anyone! In this video Emily Loftiss of Loftiss Says shares a few tips on how to add the secret” Rockette” touch to this timeless up do.
3. The Messy Bun
What I like about this particular bun, there is no structure and it takes all of 5 seconds to achieve! A great option to go with when you’ve spent way too much time trying on different outfits resulting in every little time for hair and makeup. Michelle Money of LookTV will take you through this easy process step by step making it appear even easier than you thought!
And there you have it…3 easy Up Do’s you can achieve for this weekend’s festivities! Which one do you think you will try? Please share below as I am curious to know!
Just a little over a year ago I discovered the “Birchbox” concept while reading my dear friend Emily’s blog (Loftiss Says…yes, you should READ it!). Needless to say but I am completely and utterly obsessed with it. In a nutshell Birchbox is an online subscription service that delivers a variety of high-end beauty samples each month! And here’s the best part…it’s only $10 bucks per month! That’s a steal of a deal if you ask me. After testing the fabulous samples you received via your Birchbox, you then have the opportunity to go directly to their website, purchase the actual sizes of products and get Birchbox points. What girl wouldn’t love that, right? Oh yes, they even have Birchbox Man. So for all of you handsome studs who desire to be “in the know” on the latest grooming and lifestyle products…you too should subscribe!
As a loyal customer and follower of Birchbox, I was over the moon when I found out they would be hosting a Sample Stop Shop during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. But my true excitement set in when Emily asked me to be her date since it was an invitation only event! Obviously I said YES.
The best way to describe the Sample Stop Show….Candy Land for beauty lovers! Full of sweet treats and beauty samples. Additionally they had charging stations for your phones and laptops as well as hair, nail and makeup touch-ups from some well-known brands. As you can imagine I had a blast and even got to experiment with some bright red lipstick thanks to one of the talented makeup artist from Jouer.
Here are a few pictures to give an inside glimpse:
Swank Lounge: Phone/Computer Charging Area
Emily’s Makeup Touch Session
And mine! Transitioned from a nude to red lip!
My fab makeup artist from Jouer Makeup
Yay for Birchbox goodies!
Co-founder of Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp
Oh yes, here’s the skinny on my look!
Orange Asymmetrical Top and Layered Bead Necklace: Sweet Tea Boutique; Burgundy Crop Pants: H&M; Thin Cheetah Print Belt:Express; Platform Sling Backs: Carlos Santana