Tag Archives: fashion

Gee, Why Do Fanny Packs Get A Bad Rap?

4 Oct

They are practical. Pretty. Convenient. Magical. What’s not to love about fanny packs?

I recently attended the legendary “Music Midtown” – a stupendous music festival featuring an array of talented artists jammin’ out in Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont Park. As soon as I got wind of the lineup including Florence & the Machine, Ludacris, and Girl Talk, I was on board. I bought my ticket months in advance.

With my ticket secured, the next step was a no-brainer: purchase a fanny pack. But for some reason, my friends didn’t share my enthusiasm about my sweet new accessory. When I excitedly gushed to my friends, I was met with giggles and criticism. I was told that fanny packs are weird, outdated, and stupid.

Au contraire. It was one of the most brilliant investments that I have ever made. The pack held my ticket, money, cards, phone, snacks…I was totally set. I waved my hands without a care in the world when Luda brought the house down with his masterful performance of “What’s Your Fantasy“. I literally “Shook It Out” to Flo’s set.

Not only was I able to frolic hands free throughout the day, but I will undoubtedly use my precious pack for years to come. Festivals, concerts, afternoon hikes, nights on the town…oh yeah. I’m a fanny fan.


Gee, I Think I Have A Problem…

25 May

Some girls love super fancy Jimmy Choo‘s and Louboutin heels. They salivate over the luscious leather and rich red soles of these sexy pumps. I appreciate the art of these shoes, and I think that they are lovely to look at. But as a tall girl with a knack for klutzy maneuvers, I can’t quite pull off these drool worthy styles. That doesn’t mean that I’m willing to sacrifice fashion or go the sneaker and sandal route. Enter my shoe obsession: boots.

And these are just the black ones…

There’s something about a solid pair of boots that makes me feel like I can take on the world. No need to tiptoe around, holding my breath in anticipation of my next tumble.

While many associate boots with the fall and winter seasons, there are actually a number of styles that can make the transition into the warmer months. For instance, I recently bought a pair of tan boots that come up just above my ankle. The lighter color gives them a more delicate look. For a night out, I can’t resist slipping into a pair of my sleek black boots. And I am not ashamed to admit that I love to pair a good cowgirl boot with a sundress (yes, I am officially a southern girl convert).

Warmer weather kicks

You probably won’t want to bust out your boots on a 95 degree day in the ATL, but on a nice summer night, they can give your look a little bit of edge.

For me, boots mean comfort. And comfort means confidence. And confidence means sexy. Don’t kick it til you try

Gee, Style Says It All

26 Feb

Style Collage

My latest collage sums up the power of fashion: “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” I partnered the statement with bold colors and classic images to give the words more power. It’s amazing just how powerful style is. It makes the introduction before a word is spoken. It can make you, and it can, unfortunately, break you. You can’t overthink it or you’ll betray your natural  character. Let your style speak up.

Gee, Check Out My Fingernail Canvas

17 Oct


Forget the blah and boring french manicure. These days, nail decor is the new thing. From dazzling glitter to bold patterns, nails across the world are pushing the envelope and catching eyes.

Painting my nails in new and different ways has become something of an obsession for me. I admit it – I get bored very easily. I love changing up my wardrobe and coloring my hair. The art of nail polishing is a relatively cheap way for me to indulge in my desire for change and spice up any outfit.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Trendy fashion site Refinery29 is my go-to for nail design tricks (and much more). I’ve already tried out a few of their suggested designs displayed in a do-it-yourself slideshow. I invested in a few thin brush nail polish colors to accomplish the looks. My nails definitely don’t look as perfect as the ones pictures on the site, but from far away they look good enough. I figure my hands will only get steadier with practice. It is an artful practice, after all.

Gee, Missoni Conquers Target

15 Sep

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Target stores across the country were hit with what can only be described as Missoni Madness. If you blinked, you may have missed it. The renowned Italian designer premiered their exclusive line for Target featuring everything from bright and stripy jumpsuits to stationary.

Missoni for Target...all gone in Buckhead.

When I went to Target this afternoon, two days after the epic success of the Missoni debut, only the ghost of Missoni remained in the aisles. The signature Missoni signs mocked me with their vibrant stripes and colors as they hung above empty racks.

Missoni for Target Multicolor Stripe Print Sweater Dress

The Target website still has the featured Missoni section, but it is littered with “out of stock” messages beneath images of the gorgeous pieces like the multicolor strip print sweater dress.

According to Target’s official TargetStyle Twitter account, only a few stores will be re-stocking the Missoni collection. Clearly, this collaboration was a brilliant move for both Missoni and Target. Bringing high fashion to the masses isn’t “selling out,” it’s a great way to build awareness. If people didn’t know Missoni before, they certainly do now. And they really want it.

Gee, Taking The Westward Path With Kate, Emily, and Meritt

25 Aug

Thanks to a tip from the fabulous Jezebel magazine, my roommate Kelsey and I decided to check out a special Kate Spade launch event at Bloomingdale’s of Lenox Square. The event was held to promote the new Kate Spade collaboration with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott on the Westward handbag collection. Little did I know that this fashionable occasion would lead me to love…

The new collection features fabulous handbag designs with classic spunk and vintage charm that will carry over for decades of fashionable practicality. But the Westward Runaway Duffle is the piece that positively stole my heart. It’s chic yet rugged. Fancy yet practical. It is the object of my affection. When I win the lotto, it will be mine.

Not only did I fall for this remarkable bag, but Kelsey and I also snagged an awesome customized flip book thanks to flippity doo da! Such a fantastic promotional tool.

Gee, Toms Certainly Make For Happy Feet

14 Aug

Last Christmas, I was pleasantly surprised to find a pair of glittery black Toms inside one of my carefully wrapped gift packages. I had no idea such a sensational shoe existed!

I first discovered the magic of Toms a few years ago when I purchased a plaid pair of the One for One shoes. I instantly fell in love with the comfy cuteness of the socially conscious shoes. But this new glittery pair? It took my appreciation to a whole other level.

I slip into my glittery black Toms just about every day, and I get at least one, “Ooooh I love your Toms!” every time I do. They catch your eye while keeping your toesies cozy. They are practical yet precious. What more could you possibly ask for in a shoe?

I’m so in love, I might have to take the plunge and go for pair number three.