Pretty in Pink

Me, the girly girl . . . . not really, but I couldn't resist this look I like to call "Pretty in Pink".  It was a beautiful day here in the Queen City with temperatures upwards of 80 degrees so today was the perfect day to sport this look.

While I've never purchased from Lilly Pulitzer before, I am a fan of her colorful and feminine designs - it's very much so the sorority girl look and I kinda like it . . . . . better yet, I love it!  I pulled inspiration from the flirty brand for today's look and paired it with classic neutrals.

Loving my new watch and Ralph Lauren handbag gifted to me from Macy's for my birthday!  Time is always of the essence in my world.  I juggle my personal brand + 2 street style blogs (Charlotte Street Style and Charleston Street Style).

Coat: Lilly Pulitzer (similar)
Top: Talbot's
Skirt: Anne Klein
Necklace: Elle VJ
Watch: Macy's
Handbag: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Off Broadway Shoes

Let's Celebrate

It's been quite some time since I've updated my blog, but life has been keeping me busy these days.  Having said that, I couldn't go without sharing my birthday look.  For my 34th birthday last Tuesday (10.14.80), I decided to step outside of the box and wear a color that isn't necessarily a favorite of mine . . . . RED.  While it's a striking color, red is very difficult to pull off in my opinion . . . . for most people.  It's a color that commands attention and when worn, must be executed properly.

Shop the dress - HERE

I'll be completely honest and admit that I wore it more so for my date than for myself.  I wanted to wow him and show off a little, lol.  Red is his favorite color (as is my dad's and my best friend, who happens to be male) - must be a guy thing.  Nevertheless, I scoured the local boutiques and specialty shops for the perfect dress for several weeks before coming across this sexy number.  You'll never guess where it comes from . . . . . . my boutique, Elle VJ (lol).  It was a new arrival that came in just a few days before my birthday and I fell in love with it.  The fabric is soft, yet not flimsy.  It's fitted, but not Spanx tight.  Needless to say, I think my date loved the look and I loved my gift from him even more.  I'll give you a hint . . . . . it came from Kate Spade, my favorite fashion brand ever, gotta love him for that!

The look will be added to the site and available for purchase this week - buy it HERE!

photos: Donald Wilson (

Outfit Details
earrings: Elle VJ
necklace: borrowed from my daughter
watch: Macy's
dress: Elle VJ
purse: Ralph Lauren
shoes: I shop so much, I honestly can't remember, lol