Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Outfit Post: Valentine's Date Night

Valentine's Day is almost here and it's time to celebrate! I'm collaborating with The Nicki Minaj collection to show you a few outfits that you can wear while celebrating this day of love with the many people in your life. Valentine's Day should just be about the person you're in love with, but also those special friends and family around you too! First up, let's talk about a date night look!

Nicki Minaj ultra suede body con dress

What to wear on a valentine's day date

GiGi New York All In One Clutch

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Red Mini Dress

Nicki Minaj "Ultra Suede Mini Dress" in wine
Boohoo "Billie" block heel sandal
GiGi New York "All In One" clutch c/o
Michael Kors "Bradshaw" watch
J.Crew classic pave link bracelet
Moon & Lola Eden charm bracelet

I have to be honest - I'm not normally a tight clothing wearing kind of gal. But when I saw this faux suede wine colored mini dress, I instantly got 90's nostalgia and wanted to rock it like the girl of Beverly Hills 90210. (Psssst it also comes in black!) Which is why I am also grateful for the 3/4 length sleeves. For me, when wearing something more body-conscious, it's important to keep things low key. Neutral accessories (this clutch is my serious go to) along with minimal jewelry keeps everything put together, sexy and not too over the top. 

Speaking of simple, I'm loving these block heels from Boohoo! I think every gal should have several types of nude colored shoes in her closet and the thick heel on these sandals make them oh-so-comfy. Plus I'm digging the glittering of gold from the heel. 

What's your favorite thing to wear during a Valentine's Day date night? Do you go ultra sexy or more laid back? I want to know! Happy Wednesday loves! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

50 Shades of a Snowflake

Happy 2016 lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Mine went by too fast. The weather has been so off and on (pretty sure it was like 75 on Christmas Eve here in Raleigh) but I think we're finally headed back into cooler temps. Which makes this sweater outfit the perfect Winter Date night inspiration. Psssst there's also a coupon code for 50% off this bag! 

Blue Cable Knit Sweater with Metallic Holograph Belt Bag and Mirrored Aviators

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Personalized gold twitter Necklace

Silver Metallic Pointed Toe Pumps with Silver Holographic Belt Bag

Ombre Blonde Hair color with Mirror Aviators

Blue Sweater with Dark Jeans, Silver pointed Pumps, Metallic Belt Bag

Hexagon shaped purse bag

Nikki Bedazzles After Dark Fashion Blog

Monochromatic Blue Silver Outfit

Dressy Casual Date night Outfit Idea

The Hex Collection "Convertible Belt Bag" in Holograph c/o (use code 50off2016 site wide for 50% off! Valid through 1/4/16)
American Eagle Outfitters jeggings
Zara metallic pumps (sold out try these)
Zero UV mirror aviators
O Necklace personalized twitter necklace c/o
Michael Kors "Bradshaw" watch in Rose Gold

When I posted this look on instagram, I called it 50 shades of a Snowflake, so I'm sticking with that. i loved the different shades of blue/silver together. Kind of monochromatic. 

When dressing up for date night during the week, it can be hard depending on how dressy or nice you want to look. I say, throw on a sweater, dark pair of jeans, a fun pair of shoes and one bold accessory. In this case, it's my metallic belt bag - which is also 50% off TODAY ONLY. By adding that extra pop of fun, you feel comfortable, yet put together with a touch of pizzazz. 

P.S. does anyone even use the word "pizzazz" anymore? I think it's kind of underrated. Is this going to be like the time Gretchen tried to make "fetch" happen?

Anyways, I digress. Go scoop up this belt bag for a steal and use the code 50off2016 for 50% off The Hex Collection site wide. 

Happy Monday loves! Can't wait to see what 2016 brings for us!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide with Carolina Premium Outlets

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When it comes to giving gifts, I have to admit that I love it - it's one of my love languages. So when Carolina Premium Outlets reached out about putting together a holiday gift guide, I jumped at the chance! With so many shops to choose from, CPO is the ideal spot to check multiple friends and family off your holiday shop-for lists! 

Here's a few of my favorite holiday shopping tips:

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For The Guy:
Buy him what he needs. I don't know about you, but my husband can be incredibly difficult to buy for. But only because what he says he wants, are items he needs (work shirts, underwear, car floor mats - yes for real) And even though those items don't seem fun and maybe a bit boring, it's what he really needs, so he loves receiving them. Don't try to go too off the list.

Check out all the printed button down options from Banana Republic Factory! My husband wears these to work everyday and at these prices, I can stock up and save!

Color Block Nine West Carry All Tote Bag


For Your BFF: 
Sometimes, a great bag is the perfect gift for a gal pal. It could be something she needs, but doesn't always buy for herself. Enter Nine West Outlet!! I spotted this large carry all bag and had to grab it. I have a friend who's always traveling (both by plane and car) and it's the perfect size for her trips. But it also can double as an everyday work bag, roomy enough for computers, papers and anything else she might need. Plus, it was a fabulous price!

GAP Factory Kids. GAP Factory Baby

For the Kiddos:
This may be a little bit more exciting for the adults, but why not take a break from the toys. Is it just me or are the kids clothes like ridiculously cute these days? I mean.. I want some of them! And if you don't think your little one wants to open clothes, you can definitely shop for Christmas Day or New Year's Eve outfits early at Carolina Premium Outlets.

I mean how adorbs are these 2 outfits from GAP Factory? Sequin skirts and elbow patches for your mini me? Yes, please!

Ann Taylor Glitter Skinny Jeans

For the gal:
I LOVE picking out outfits for my mom. And she loves it too so that she doesn't have to think about what to pair with what. Carolina Premium Outlets has A TON of stores to choose from, making it easy to put together a full look for her.

These Ann Taylor glitter skinny jeans are perfect for her (psssst they come in a variety of shapes like Modern, Curvy and Petite so everyone can find their fit!) and versatile enough to carry her from season to season. All I needed to add was a sweater and some bling to round out the full look. She'll look SO cute in this all winter long!

Yankee Candle Outlet North Carolina

For the Teacher/Co-worker/Party Hostess/Anyone!
We all have that person who we feel like... what they heck are we going to get them? Enter my go-to gift: Yankee Candle! It's a great option because it's not too personal, but still says that you care about them and were thinking about them during this Holiday season. My advice? Stick with a classic scent, like Cotton. Right now, Yankee Candles at Carolina Premium Outlets large candles are on major sale so you can knock out a few gifts with one swoop.

If you want to see more of my Holiday Gift Guide ideas, make sure you're following Carolina Premium Outlets on Facebook and Twitter! I'll be sharing my favorite items over the next few days and want to know what some of your favorite gift giving tips are!


disclosure: this post was sponsored by Simon and Carolina Premium Outlets. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Simon or Premium Outlets.

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