Archive | May, 2013

What is Black & White and “Read” all Over?

30 May

Answer:  My Blog Post for today!

Today it is all about the hot Fashion Trend for spring – Black & White!  If you have been shopping lately or if you have looked through any of the fashion magazines, you have seen the Black & White combination everywhere.  There are some it is going to look better on than others but it is a great, fun look for most everyone.

You can mix and match the black and white solids in skirts, pants and tops  or you can wear some of the fun prints in black and white combinations.  

Check out these from White House Black Market:

Striped Halter DressIkat-Print Ankle PantPerfect Form Geo-Print Shift Dress

And these from Chico’s:

Travelers Classic Intricate Scarf Cascade JacketTravelers Classic Graphic Zebra TankBlack and White Ikat ScarfLaser Cut Lana Skirt

You can always add a splash of color in an accessory such as a belt, statement necklace or scarf.

Stripes pink blazer & Black and white striped shirt with turquoise necklace7 Ways to Spice Up Your Little Black Dress | You Put It On

Or just try wearing the black and white in your accessories.  Try some sunglasses, shoes or a handbag.

3.1 Phillip Lim 31-Hour bag from Neiman Marcus

Merona® Floral Tote Handbag - Black  Merona Floral Tote Handbag from Target

MICHAEL Michael Kors Chelsea Medium ToteMichael Kors Chelsea Medium Tote from Belk

Look of the Day photo | Kate Spade Kate Spade


  Kate Spade

 Nine West


  Nine West

Did you know that one of the hottest new trends right now is white nail polish?  It goes with everything! It’s as edgy as the black nail polish trend but more spring-friendly.

  OPI’s Alpine Snow for an opaque look

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish, Sheer BlissSally Hansen’s Sheer Bliss from for a more sheer color

Nail Fashion Trends | Nail Art Trend: Black & White Manicure | FashionBased | Fashion Based  Fun nail art

How are you wearing Black & White this season?

Some of My Favorite Things

10 May

Since spring has finally arrived, I have decided this week to share with you some of my favorite things for spring.  I really wish I could be like Oprah or Ellen and tell you that you each will receive all of my favorite things as soon as you read this post.  But, unfortunately, I’m not Oprah or Ellen. So I hope this will inspire you to maybe try some things you haven’t tried before and enjoy them as much as I do.

First of all, here are some of my favorite beauty products.

Essie Nail PolishEssie Nail polish in “Ballet Slippers”. I am loving this color on my hands.  It is just a very pale pink that adds a little color. eye shadowThis eye shadow rolls on very easily and looks great on the eyes by Laura Mercier.  It comes in a variety of beautiful spring colors.  These are sold at Belk.

mascaraThis mascara goes on smoothly and lengthens and thickens your eyelashes.  It is “They’re Real” by Benefit and can be found at Sephora.

opi nail polishThis is always my “go to” color for my toes for spring and summer.  It goes with just about everything.  “Cha-Ching Cherry” by OPI.

. spray tan I have had a couple of special occasions so far this spring that I wanted a little color but didn’t have time to tan the old fashioned way.  So I have indulged in a spray tan and love it!  You can have this professionally done in a spa or use a self-tanning product on your own.  Of course, remember, this is not a real tan and you still need to use sun-screen when out in the sun to protect your skin.  It only lasts about a week but well worth it if you have a special occasion coming up.

Here are some of my favorite fashion finds for spring. MK pursesOne of spring’s hottest items is a colorful tote.  These are beautiful by Michael Kors and can add that pop of color to any outfit.  These can be found at Belk.

necklaceOne of my favorite trends right now is the “Statement Necklace”.  I have purchased several of these in lots of different colors.  Put with a white blouse and a pair of jeans or with a fancy dress or just about anything you are wearing.

scarfScarves are such a great accessory no matter what the season is.  I am loving the beautiful spring colors to add a touch of glamour to my outfits. white jeansNothing says spring and summer like a cool, clean, crisp pair of white pants.  I love the ankle length and pairing them with a bright color top or maybe a denim blouse.  

denim shirtAnd speaking of the denim blouse… It is one of the must have items for spring.  Pair it with the white pants for a beautiful spring look! lucky sandals I just bought these shoes a couple of weeks ago (Happy Birthday to me!) They are Miller Linen Strap Wedges by Lucky Brand.

denim skirt I love the denim skirt and always have.  It is a great alternative to shorts if you are like me and don’t wear shorts very often.  It can be paired with a cute tee and flat sandals for a very sporty look or pair it with heels and a more dressy blouse for dinner and a movie with your date.

watchI go crazy over watches and have quite a fun collection.  They are just another fun accessory that can change with your mood.  Go slim and elegant or go bold and colorful.  White is always fun for summer too.

jeans I love the Chico’s So Slimming jeans!  They are so comfortable and look great too.  I am really liking the ankle length with the rolled cuff this season.

bracelet  If you know me, you know I love to accessorize! I always wear a bracelet with my “life verse” from the bible on it.  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  It gets me through every day!

And…a few of my other favorite things this time of year…. BeachOne of my favorite places to be in the spring and summer is at the Beach!

fruit I love fresh fruit and it is good for you too!

grilling     I love grilling out during this time of year and fish is one of my favorites!

strawberry shortcake Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favorite desserts!  Of course most desserts are my favorite!!

sale And of course my favorite thing to do is Shop a great Sale!!! 

Belk is offering free Mammograms in Tennessee

2 May

To all my Tennessee followers I want to share something special with you gals!  I cannot stress enough how important it is to have your yearly mammogram. Did you know:

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  •  Mammograms alone find 85-90% of breast cancers.
  •   Mammography can detect cancer up to 2 years before it is detected with a self breast exam.
  •   The current American Cancer Society guidelines recommend a yearly mammogram for women starting at age 40.

My friends at Belk have asked me to share something with you.  They are providing free Mammograms in this area.  Please see the details below and call and schedule your appointment today.

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at Belk stores in the Knoxville region in April and May to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and who have a primary care physician are eligible by calling 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule the free  appointment. The dates and locations are:

Tue., April 30, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk West Town Mall, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Wed. May 1, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk Turkey Creek, 11397 Parkside Dr., Knoxville
Fri. May 3 and Sat., May 4, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk Oak Ridge Mall, 333 Main Street East, Oak Ridge
Tue., May 7, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Belk Parkway Place, 655 Parkway, Sevierville
Wed., May 9, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Foothills Mall, 173 Foothills Mall Drive, Maryville

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Belk, Belk Plaza, 1516 Decatur Pike, Athens

All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

Spacious mobile mammogram center

BelkGives on the Go

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