Friday, September 28, 2012

My Kind Of Fall

Ring and Bracelet: H&M

Shoes: Guess (see previous Guess? post)

 Top: LC Lauren Conrad
Jeans: Hydraulic
Belt: old

Fall officially started, according to my calendar, September 22nd, but I don’t think Florida got the memo.  But that’s ok. I took the time to enjoy this bright, sunny day at one of my favorite spots in town. A beautiful picturesque view, cool breeze coming off the river and me basking in the sun was the perfect Fall day. The temperature was in the low to high 80s throughout the afternoon. I certainly wanted to wear my favorite platform sandals that I got over the summer, paired with this chiffon top and  jeans that I bought from Kohl’s; Accessorized with H&M ring and bracelet. The belt I’ve had in my closet for a while and I decided to try it with this top. I loved the combination instantly. The belt was like magic; it gave me hips and also emphasized my waist.  Of course I was sucking in as well :-).
Can you guess this location?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Ethereal" @ The Loft

Tamika Winfield gave "good face"

Model, Eva Range, out showing her support for the arts. She also walked in the fashion show at Mark's earlier this month.

Met another fashion blogger, who also doesn't like to be photographed, check out her street style blog here: Jacksonville Looks

This dress was made by a local designer, Yvette Evans, from her "Raggedy" collection. Don't you just love the pairing of these tights?

Shoe Cam:

A little open toe was the shoe trend for the night.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


***Update: the show has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2012 ***

Enter for your chance to win a fabulous clutch with matching head band and 2 tickets to "Star's Flashin' with Passion for Fashion" featuring designer Crystal Cooper (see post titled: Fashion Designer Crystal Cooper).

Presented by: Who's Knockin' Entertainment Inc.
Date: November 10, 2012
Time: 7:00PM
Where: First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Salvatore Ferragamo

Above is my winter inspiration.

How well do you know Salvatore Ferragamo? With over 350 patents, I thought shoes were the main focus of this mega-brand. I was so wrong. I had good reason to believe this until I was introduced to Salvatore Ferragamo the "lifestyle". Yes, his shoes have been worn by Hollywood sirens: Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and many others. But that's not all, the brand includes: Hotels, Clothes, a museum and a new luggage collection. The aluminum and leather rolling bags start out at $1500.
Visit Salvatore Ferragamo online.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012



Kohl's by ubetterwork featuring a peplum top
Celebrating 50 years! They are also expanding, a new store is scheduled to open in Savannah, GA on the 23rd of this month. Some of the brands that Kohl's carries: Apt.9, Daisy Fuentes, Jennifer Lopez collection, LC Lauren Conrad, Simply Vera by Vera Wang, just to name a few.
               Check out Vera Wang's S/S 2013 at Fashion Week here:
Go to Kohl's for there HUGE sale going on now.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Steve Madden






Which of these shoes shows off your personality? Better yet, which one will get you noticed?

Most of you already know that Steve Madden is scheduled to open at the St. Johns Town Center this month in Jacksonville, FL.  For those of you that are "hard-core" fans of this trendsetting genius - that gets his inspiration from rock and roll - can appreciate these studded and spiked shoes I've selected. The brand has expanded, since the early 90s, now providing apparel and accessories, such as dresses, handbags, shades and more. Go to Steve Madden for more selection.

***Update: Steve Madden - Now Open. Located next to MAC cosmetics. This  Saturday, Sept. 29th, from 12pm - 6pm FREE gift with purchase when you spend $50 or more, while supplies last.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Hello Fashionistas!

In my previous blog post (see Fashion's Night Out) I mentioned that Nordstrom will be coming to the St. Johns Town Center. Until then, this will serve as a preview of what this upscale department store has to offer.

Their "Fall's Top 10" list:

1. Tough boots
2. The throw-on sweater
3. Red lips
4. A color-pop bag
5. The sheath dress
6. A statement jacket
7. Printed pants
8. Vintage-inspired brooches
9. The new pump
10. The leather mix

Based on the above list, these are my choices:

Boutique 9 'Dacia' boot

Payton Open Stitch Cardigan

MAC 'Pro Longwear' lipgloss

Diane von Furstenberg 'Mimosa' Snake Embossed Clutch

Black Halo 'Jackie' Belted Gabardine Sheath Dress

Veda 'Max' Leather Jacket

Alice + Olivia 'Andrew' Leopard Print Skinny Pants

Cara Accessories Jewel Brooch

Yves Saint Laurent 'Tribute' Mary Jane pump

 Micheal Kors Leather Trim Wide Leg Pants

Until the store opens at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL  find these and more Fall/Winter style at: Nordstrom 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fashion's Night Out

@ The St. Johns Town Center

Models worked it, strutted and owned the runway. In case you missed it, VIEW HERE.
One of the models for White House Black Market
Bracelet: White House Black Market
A little cat fight before they strut their stuff on the catwalk
I think the fight was about these shoes. Shae Wilbur, in the middle, TV host and celeb reporter, catch her on EXTRA TV.

Hydie Morgan, model for Steve Harvey's women's collection

These boots are Fierce!
See previous blog post on Louis Vuitton
This Jacksonville magazine intern looks like she belongs on the runway

Brooks Brothers gives generously to the Dignity U Wear organization on a regular basis

Brumos Mercedes - Benz of Orange Park sponsored this fashion event

Contact Jackie Figaro for more details about this car or call: 904-721-0988

Shante Sanders, Founder and CEO of El Divine: Motivational Modeling Agency

Could she have been out scouting new talent for her agency? If so, she was in the right place because these models delivered.

Fashion's Night Out was a great event for an even greater cause; to raise money for Dignity U Wear. Donate or volunteer if you can.

Nordstrom will be coming soon to the St. Johns Town Center ... Stay tuned for the grand opening.

For more pictures, go to