Day Tripping: Cenntenial Park & The Center For Civil And Human Rights

TGIF all!

Last year when I came to Atlanta for the TCF Syle Expo, I was so busy I didn’t get to do any sightseeing.  This  bummed me out because the last time I visited Atlanta was during the 1996 Summer Olympics.  I promised that if I came back to the Expo I would make time to explore the city.  So when I decided to return to the TCF Style Expo this year, I made sure I came a day early to do just that.

My hotel was only a few blocks away Centential Park so I started there and ended up at the Center For Civil and Human Rights. The museum is dedicated to the Civil Rights movement and the ongoing struggle for human rights across the globe. If you are ever in Atlanta, you MUST visit this museum. It is a deeply moving experience that will definitely give you a new appreciation of the tenacity of the human spirit.

While I throughly enjoyed my time exploring the city, Im super excited to attend the TCF Style Expo for the next two days.  So keep an eye out for my recap next week!

Have a wonderful day!

Let The Transition Begin

Happy Monday all!

With Summer slowly coming to an end, I’ve teamed up with Lane Bryant to highlight some of their late Summer/early Fall pieces. I absolutely love Fall so this time of year is exciting for me. I’m looking forward to transitioning some of my favorite Summer pieces into the new season.  As I’ve stated in previous posts, Lane Bryant has definitely stepped up it’s style game and this holds true for their transitional pieces.   These pieces can easily make the transition into the new season by pairing a long sleeve striped shirt with the yellow skirt or combining  a denim jacket, neck scarf and leopard print flats with the tiered dress.    The outfit possibilities are endless with good transitional pieces.  And the best part  of all of this is that you can wear them again next Summer!

What are some of your favorite Summer to Fall transitional pieces?

Have a wonderful day!

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Shirt: c/o Lane Bryant (not available, similar here)
Skirt: c/o Lane Bryant (waist is small so size up; here)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (here)

Happy National Friendship Day!

Happy Thursday all!

When FTD contacted me to do a post to celebrate National Friendship Day I was like YES!!! I love all my friends and I’m extremely blessed to have them in my life especially my blogger boo Jeniese from The Jenesaisquoi.  Before I met her, I was a huge fan of of her blog. I was enamored by her effortlessly chic style and willingness to take fashion risks as a plus size woman.  So when I had the opportunity to meet her at an event I totally had a fangirl moment.  I honestly expected her to be like “girl bye!” but  when I introduced myself she was warm and friendly.  I can’t pinpoint when our friendship began but I’m so happy it has grown and  deepened.  Jeniese is probably one of the most geninune people I’ve ever met.   She is the perfect mixture of Southern Charm, inteligence and beauty. Whenever I need a shoulder to cry on or to vent, Jeniese has been there for me.  She is extremely knowledgeable about fashion and blogging.  She has taught me so many things about this business and encouraged me to keep blogging when I felt like giving up. I am so fortunate and grateful for her friendship.

Have a wonderful National Friendship Day!!!

Jeniese and I at the TCF Style Expo last year

 

Casual Friday: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

TGIF all!

If you love a sale like I do, then you must know about Nordstrom’s yearly Anniversary Sale.  From July 22nd until August 6th select Fall items are discounted between 30 to 50%  for your shopping pleasure. The sale includes clothing, accessories and shoes for men, women and children.   The sale is a great way revamp your wardrobe for the upcoming season and take advantage of the lower prices before they go back up on August 7th.

Below are a few of my favorite picks from the sale. My two absolute favorites from the sale are the suede fuchsia flats and the window pane long vest. Check out it here and share with me some of your favorites.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Mini Break: Fort Lauderdale

Happy Hump Day all!

Over the weekend I traveled to Fort Lauderdale with my older sister and my friend Tamera for a mini Summer getaway. This was my first time visiting Fort Lauderdale.  I’ve only been to Orlando to visit Disney World and Miami for a cruise. I’ve heard so many great things about Florida beaches and lemme tell ya compared to the Jersey shore, their beaches are a SO much better.   It felt wonderful to be in water that didn’t look like sludge.

For our mini break we chose to  stay at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale which is close to multiple restaurants and about a 10-15 minute walk to the Galleria Mall.  The hotel is situated down Fort Lauderdale Beach Blouveard (also known as The Strip)  away from the clubs and bars.  This was fine for me because I cannot stand noise when I’m trying to sleep.  The room was spacious and very neat.  The view from the room was FANTASTIC as it faced the beach.  The beach is right across the street and the hotel provides beach chairs but charges you $20 to rent an umbrella and $12 for an additional chair (whomp). Luckily there is a beach shop next to the hotel and you can buy an umbrella for $10!

Overall I had a pleasant experience at the Sonesta and would recommend it if you plan to visit Fort Lauderdale. Although our stay was brief, I had so much fun hanging with my sister and Tamera.  This mini break was just what I needed!

Have a wonderful day!

 

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Dress: eShakti (here)
Sandals: TopShop (not available, similar here)

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My sister Virgie and Tamera

 

 

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