Minty Fresh . . . . . . .

The temps are warmer today than they've been in a several days, so I thought I'd take advantage and wear this mint blazer I've had since early spring!  It's made by Nine West and I simply adore it.  The hue is so vivid and bold and it pairs perfectly with my new mint Luichiny pumps that I recently purchased!

I originally thought to do a holiday inspired post, but . . . . . I really dislike the color red, I think it only appears once throughout the blog, and I only wore it then for the boyfriend.  Nevertheless, I decided to capture these images in front of one of my favorite stores, Talbots, which features beautiful red doors as their signature (I hope they don't mind - lol).

I'm a southern girl at heart and make no excuses for it, so I paired this beautiful mint blazer with these custom ivory tuxedo pants that feature mini pearl piping.  They are absolutely to die for and add such a feminine touch!

Just another look at these AMAZING Luichiny pumps . . . . . they're Louboutin inspired without the price tag, so I couldn't resist.  I absolutely LOVE color, patent shoes, and pointed toes so it was a no brainer.

To top things off . . . . . . this polka dot Map to Mars crop top by Aeropostale gave texture to the look and added a little edge.  On sale for less than $5 it's a great example of mixing higher end pieces with those inexpensive items to create a stellar and unique look!

Oh give thanks . . . . for Atlanta Chic

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the morning of Thanksgiving Day and I'm oh so thankful for the many blessings and amazing people in my life.  This year has been a very trying year for my family with my father becoming severely ill, but God is good and we're all here and in good health.  Now on to these Thanksgiving festivities . . . . . I'm dressed (casually that is) and ready to eat and laugh.

Because of the insane amount of food that we'll be partaking in today, I decided to dress smart, or what my BFF and I refer to as Atlanta Chic, lol.  If I have any Atlanta followers, please don't take that as a dig because it's not.  You see, at one point I was attending so many shows and events, my BFF and I were joking that when all else fails, throw on a blazer, button up, fitted jean, heel, and statement bag and you have . . . . Atlanta Chic.

So on last evening, I took my daughter to a birthday party for her schoolmate and while waiting I ventured over to Nordstrom Rack (sounds like a set up - of course it is, lol).  It wasn't until I was about to leave before I noticed these amazing light grey suede pumps . . . . ON SALE.  Who doesn't love a sale and who doesn't love shoes . . . . . I know, I know, you're probably saying to yourself, this girl has bought at least 5 pairs of shoes this week alone (based on my Instagram posts) and you're right, I have, but I couldn't walk away from these, so there you have it!

Here's to a thankful day - today, tomorrow, and forever more!

Strutting Through The City

I've had this purple cape style dress for a couple weeks and had anticipation of wearing it at some point during the summer, but that never happened (yikes).  So before it gets too cold, I decided to go for a strut through the city.  Yes, you read it right, with nowhere in particular to go, I got dressed up and enjoyed a day out in uptown Charlotte.

With the emergence of cape style dresses, coats, and dresses, I jumped right in with this figure hugging beauty paired with my favorite Chanel inspired purse, and Manolo Blahnik inspired pumps.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to shop this featured dress HERE!


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photos: @gburkeimages

Chic in the City

It's been extremely cold here in the Queen City the last couple of days due to the winter storms happening elsewhere, and while I love the fall/winter seasons, the change in temperature has been quite drastic.  Just last week, I was content in wearing my light jackets and strutting around bare legged (as my grandmother would say, lol).  Nevertheless, it's cold and we're bearing these winter temps in style!

This look is what I like to call Chic in the City.  A stylish approach to the oh-so-classic black and white concept.  This look was somewhat predetermined by external forces, as I had to submit a look for a street style feature for a major publication (fingers crossed), and it required this color combo.  It's the perfect wintry mix of class, style, and chic city life!  Enjoy and shop the look below.

photos: @gburkeimages