Fantasy Friday

Fall Fashion From Concord Mills

by Tamara on September 26, 2014

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Cropped jacket (Banana Republic Factory Store) | Blouse (Banana Republic Factory Store) | Pencil skirt (Banana Republic Factory Store) Guess booties (Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse) | Necklace (c/o Versona Accessories) | Clutch (c/o Versonal Accessories) Earrings (c/o RocksBox) | Cole Haan Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls)   As you know, I had the pleasure of working with Concord Mills recently on a Fall Fashion segment on Charlotte Today on WCNC.  Concord Mills gave me a $250 Simon American Express card with the mission of putting together a fall look for the career woman.  Being a career woman who loves fall fashion, I was super excited about this opportunity.  I mean, fall is made for fashion.  Think blazers and Read More ...

NFL Defender OtterBox Giveaway

by Tamara on September 26, 2014

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If you didn't know, the OtterBox is the number 1 selling smartphone case in the U.S. and Canada and Verizon Wireless wants to give away an OtterBox to 3 of my readers.  What's so great about the OtterBox, you ask?  Well, it's rugged.  It will protect your smartphone from drops, scrapes, fumbles, and just general heavy use.  It has a built-in screen protector that prevents scratches.  It also comes with a belt-clip holster that not only makes it easy for carrying, but doubles as a stand for your phone.  OtterBox currently makes this case for the iPhone 5/5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Samsung Galaxy S5.   I am giving away 1 Read More ...

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I had the pleasure of attending the Belk Fall Fashion Preview last week at Southpark Mall here in Charlotte.  As you know, I love shopping at Belk and just recently worked with them on a campaign to introduce their new crown & ivy line (see those posts here, here, and here).  It's always great working with the Belk team and especially getting the scoop on what will be hot in the upcoming season from the Belk Fashion Director, Arlene Goldstein.  I saw some pieces in the presentation that I couldn't wait to share as they will be some of the items on my fall must-haves list.  The look above was Read More ...

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Green Ralph Lauren Tote (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden Flat Sandals (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) The Fault In Our Stars (c/o Marshalls) | Journal (c/o Marshalls) | Duracell Battery (c/o Marshalls) Chipins (c/o Marshalls) | OPI Nail Polish (c/o Marshalls)   Whether I'm catching a flight or packing up the car for a road trip, I always pack a "carry-on bag" with some easy-to-get-to essentials.  I'm going to show you What's In My Weekend Getaway Bag, but, first, the bag itself – a green Ralph Lauren Leighton Shopper Tote.  A nice, green bag has been on my wish list for a couple of months and with this bag not only do you Read More ...

Weekend Getaway

2014,May 23
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Memorial Day weekend is here!  For those of us who don't work for the government, it's been many months since we've had a long weekend (MLK Day weekend to be exact).  So, I decided to getaway for the weekend.  I can't even tell you how much I need this getaway and I'm going to enjoy every second of it.  So, where am I going?  Follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam) to find out, but until I start posting photos from my destination, here are some clues:   (1)  It's some place that I've never been before. (2)  I did not pack my passport. (3)  I did pack a couple of bikinis. Read More ...

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Charlotte – Gap Southpark Mall P.S. I Made This DIY Event

2014,April 25
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Charlotte!  Join me at Gap at Southpark Mall on Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm for their DIY event featuring ideas by P.S. – I Made This.  I will be there DIYing my very own pair of Gap jeans and there will be supplies for you to DIY your jeans.  But that's not it.  As a Blitz And Glam reader, you can print out the above flyer and bring it in to the Gap at Southpark Mall location ONLY this Saturday to receive 50% off one pair of jeans!  You will kick yourself if you miss this opportunity to receive 50% off a great new pair of Gap jeans.    Here Read More ...

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Katherine Webb and Quarterback AJ McCarron Engaged

2014,March 28
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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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What I Wore – All Black Edition

2014,March 7
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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 ...

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Project Fab – Organizing My Home

2014,February 14
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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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Belk Spring ’14 Fashion Preview

2014,January 24
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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 ...

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