Fantasy Friday

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Congratulations to former University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and his former Miss Alabama USA girlfriend, now fiancée, Katherine Webb on their engagement!  According to Katherine's tweet, AJ designed the ring himself.       If you don't know the story of Katherine and AJ, let me give you a brief rundown.  AJ played football for the University of Alabama.  Katherine graduated from Auburn University.  Alabama and Auburn are long-time rivals (one of the best rivalries in sports history).  Katherine gained notoriety during the 2013 BCS National Championship Game in which the cameras panned to Katherine and announcer Brent Musburger gushed about how beautiful she is.  Katherine's Twitter followers jumped from Read More ...

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Black tweed jacket (The Limited – old) | Black bow halter top (The Limited – old) | Faux leather pants (c/o Marshalls) Black heels (Gianni Bini c/o my aunt Edna) | Silver studs (Tiffany & Co.)   In case you don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter (and if you don't, why not??), then you might have missed that I was in Atlanta last weekend for a reunion with my sorority (Alpha Kappa Alpha) line sisters.  We celebrated 15 years of being line sisters, sorors, and women of Alpha Kappa Alpha.  We had such a great time!  It was a much-needed reunion for me and really, for all of us.  I cannot wait until Read More ...

Project Fab – Organizing My Home

by Tamara on February 14, 2014

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I moved to a different part of Charlotte at the end of last summer and yes, I'm still trying to get organized.  I typically keep things pretty neat, but since the move I feel like things have gotten a little less organized (it might help if I would unpack the last 3 boxes).  One thing that I really wanted to organize was my coffee table.  I usually keep my coffee table books on top and some other books and magazines (I have subscriptions to Glamour, Essence, InStyle, ESPN The Magazine, and thanks to my best friend, Alexia, I will soon be getting Entrepreneur) on the bottom.  Sometimes I get a bit busy Read More ...

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending the morning at Belk SouthPark Mall for their Spring '14 Fashion Preview.  Arlene Goldstein, VP of Fashion Direction & Trend Merchandising, took us through all of the trends that will be hot this spring and of course, you'll be able to find all of these trends at Belk.   Long-strand necklace.  Snake chain.  Tortoise-shell.  Exotic prints.     The return of girly.  Lace.  Pearls.  Floral.  The t-strap.  Quilted handbag.  Warm metals.   Color-blocking done in a fresh way.  Pattern-mixing.  Graphics.  Away-from-the-body silhouette.  Return of the mule.  Structured handbag.  Jumpsuit.  Boxy jackets.   Sleeveless jacket.  Chunky heels.  Soft pant.  Boxy top.  The new maxi. Read More ...

#GeekChic – Michael Kors Frames

2013,October 25
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Blue frames (Michael Kors/courtesy of Advanced Eye Care) | Black trench coat (Cynthia Rowley/Marshalls) | Gold watch (c/o Seiko) Gold earrings and necklace (Target) | Black boots (Nine West/DSW)   Last week I showed you one pair of my new frames and this week I'm showing you my second pair of frames.  Like my cat eye tortoise shell frames, I loved these blue Michael Kors frames immediately.  I actually tried on black and brown frames just like these, but the blue ones stood out the most.  Actually, I'm sort of having a love affair with blue right now.  I've bought several things in different shade of blue recently, from these frames to a dress Read More ...

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#GeekChic – Cat Eye Tortoise Shell Frames

2013,October 18
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Cat eye tortoise shell frames (Jean LaFont – Paris/ courtesy of Advanced Eye Care) | Fuchsia lips (Revlon)   You might remember that back in the summer I was on the hunt for new frames.  I'd had my old frames for years, so I really wanted to update my look.  Since my best friend, Alexia, owner and optometrist at Advanced Eye Care in Homewood, Alabama, was coming to visit for the Beyonce concert, I asked her to pick out several frames and bring them with her.  Alexia has always done a great job helping me pick out not only stylish frames, but also the right frames for my face, so I trusted that she Read More ...

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1 Cardigan, 2 Ways: Meesh & Mia New Orleans Saints Circular Cardigan (Part II)

2013,October 4
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New Orleans Saints Circular Cardigan (c/o Meesh & Mia) | Black leggings (c/o Marshalls) | White tank (Old Navy) Gold heels (BCBG Paris/DSW) | Gold and black belt (Target) | Gold necklace (Target) | Gold earrings (Target)   In Part I, I showed you how I would dress up the Meesh & Mia New Orleans Saints Circular Cardigan. For Part II, I went for a more casual chic look.  This is a look that I would absolutely wear to a Saints game.  If heels aren't your style, you can swap them out for wedge sneakers or riding boots and still have a chic look.     Not only are cardigans a timeless staple in my wardrobe, Read More ...

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1 Cardigan, 2 Ways: Meesh & Mia New Orleans Saints Circular Cardigan (Part I)

2013,September 27
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New Orleans Saints Circular Cardigan (c/o Meesh & Mia) | Black sheer top (The Limited) | Black leather skirt (Belk) Black belt (The Limited) | Gold heels (BCBG Paris/DSW) | Gold necklace (Target) | Gold bracelets (c/o Nike)   In case you haven't noticed, the NFL has put in some serious work to cater to the needs of the fashion-conscious female football fan (like yours truly) and Meesh & Mia is one of the companies leading the way in providing fashionable fan apparel.  This season they partnered with Stacy Keibler for their "Always a Fan" campaign to show the true emotional rollercoaster a fan goes through when not just watching a game, but watching a Read More ...

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Kristin Cavallari Curates Line for Junk Food Vintage NFL Collection

2013,September 13
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Kristin Cavallari, wife of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, partnered with Junk Food Clothing to curate a line for their NFL collection and the line debuted last Tuesday in a runway show during New York Fashion Week.  Now, I must say that Kristin has grown on me a lot over the years, since we were first introduced to her as a high schooler on MTV's Laguna Beach and later on The Hills.  I was 100% team LC (Lauren Conrad), but now, I can say that I am also Team Kristin.  First of all, I absolutely love her personal style (you will see many pictures of her on my Pinterest boards). Read More ...

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What I Wore: InstaStyle Week 33

2013,September 6
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Black top (vintage GAP) | Army green skinny jeans (LOFT) | Black ankle strap heels (Target) Army green clutch (Target) | Necklace (The Limited) | Sunglasses (Coach c/o Advanced Eye Care)   I scored these skinny jeans on sale at LOFT a couple of months ago.  I stopped in Target right after my trip to the mall and what do you know?  I found this super cute matching army green clutch.  On sale.  It was a great day of shopping.     The last few weeks have been busier than normal (I don't mean to glorify "busy" but in this case, it is what it is) between my move and unpacking (I still have many boxes Read More ...

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