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Decatur Wine Festival

It’s hard to believe with the deep freeze we are experiencing now that just last weekend I was sipping wine at the Decatur Wine Festival.  It was a sunny, crisp autumn day that was perfect for a wine tasting.  Well, actually anytime is a perfect time for wine tasting, but I digress…..It’s an annual event that I try to attend every year.  Last year I procrastinated in buying my ticket and it sold out!!!  I vowed that would never happen again so I purchased my ticket well ahead of time to ensure I would be able to enjoy this highly popular festival.

Decatur Wine Festival

It was warm enough to wear this great shirt dress I got at an Alternative Apparel warehouse sale for only $15!!!  I paired it with some cognac-colored boots for comfortable walking and a pop of color cobalt blue bag.

Decatur Wine Festival

It was packed with happy wine lovers.  You knew people were starting to feel their wine when they began dancing to the music.

Decatur Wine Festival

Some of the lines were a little long for the complimentary food items but it’s not as bad as long as you have wine while you wait.  There was food from great restaurants like Souper Jenny, Parker’s on Ponce, Iberian Pig, and more!

Decatur Wine Festival

Friends that drink wine together stay together :-)

If you missed it this year, definitely mark your calendar for next year!

I was wearing….

Dress: Alternative Apparel. Boots: Aldo. Handbag: Hermes.  Sunglasses: Tory Burch. 

Fashionably yours,


Fall Trend: Crocodile Handbags

If there’s one ‘it’ bag you need for this fall season, it’s a crocodile handbag.  I know it can set a fashionista back several thousand dollars but there are many faux croc options available that are just as beautiful.  When I think of a crocodile handbag, it instantly brings thoughts of luxury and sophistication like the iconic Hermes Birkin bag.  I personally love a classsic top handle satchel bag, but designers have created some amazing crocodile handbags in all kinds of styles.  You will no longer be limited to brown and black with this closet staple.  Tory Burch has a beautiful cobalt blue tote as well as a juicy red choice by YSL.  If you really want to be funky, try a two-tone bag like the Dolce Gabbana pictured below.  Either way, you can’t go wrong with purchasing this timeless classic which will continue to be relevant for many seasons to come.

Crocodile handbags

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Fashionably yours,


Tory Burch Watch Collection!!

Yes. Yes. I know….it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I apologize in advance but life has just gotten in the way.  I’ve been super busy working a full time doctor job as well as teaching Pilates (I am a glutton for punishment), so my poor little blog has been neglected.  But if there’s anyone who can bring me back out into the blogosphere its Tory Burch.  I almost literally leapt with joy when I saw that the Tory Burch watch collection will be launching October 1!  As to be expected, the watches are gorgeous!!!  There are four different lines.  A tomboy-ish collection, leather strap, wrap bracelet, and a cool clear face style.  They start at $395 and go up as high has $995, but after you take a look I’m sure you’ll agree they are well worth it!

Tory Burch watch

This style also comes with different face colors, but this deep navy is such a great contrast with the gold.  It has a nice classic and masculine feel to it that will always be in style.

Tory Burch watch

This ivory leather strap is smooth and sophisticated that can be paired with warm winter whites or a cool flirty summer dress.

Tory Burch watch

I love the sleek rectangular face of this watch and the textured metal makes it stand out structurally from those similar in style.

Tory Burch watch

Photos courtesy of toryburch.com

This collection is quirky and cool.  A great way to add a little spunk into your wardrobe.

The gold and navy one will definitely be on my Christmas list.  Which style is your favorite?

Fashionably yours,


Tory Burch Fitbit!

Alas! The rumor is true. I heard many months ago that my ultimate favorite brand was collaborating with my favorite fitness device and I thought it was too good to be true.  The Tory Burch Fitbit collection has been revealed and it’s everything I hoped it would be and more!  It’s actually perfect timing for me as I had to reluctantly give up my Fitbit Force due to the recall, and the fact that it gave me a nasty rash on my wrist.  Now I can replace it with one of the gorgeous Tory Burch designs.  The trouble will be deciding which one to get :-)

Gold Tory Fitbit

Fitness accessories have come a loooooong way!! I mean look at this gorgeous bracelet!  This is definitely function meets fashion at its greatest.  The sleek and architectural design is so stunning, it’s perfect for when you want to keep track of your steps while on a night out on the town.

Pink Tory Fitbit

Navy Tory Fitbit

The pink and navy options are great to rock your everyday workouts in style.

Tory pendant fitbit

I never thought of wearing my fitbit around my neck but this pendant is too cute to pass up.

Which Tory Burch Fitbit are you going to be sporting to your next workout. Me? I want all three!

Fashionably yours,


Mexico Birthday Surprise: Part 1

I’m baaaaacckk!! Sorry for the short hiatus but my sweet husband surprised me and swept me off to Mexico for my birthday last week!  I was beyond excited because I hadn’t been to Mexico since spring break ’96 in Acapulco.  This trip was of a different nature, however.  I traded in partying at Senor Frogs for a relaxing on the beach and enjoying quality time with my husband.


We travelled one hour south of Cancun to Riviera Maya, Mexico.  I’m pictured here on the north end of our resort by the natural pool.


We stayed at the Grand Palladium Hotel & Resort.  A sprawling property with four separate hotels, multiple pools, and restaurants.


A few pictures of the gorgeous property…



This picture doesn’t do this pool justice which was located at the spa.


There were a lot of iguana crossings.

photo 2-2

My natural habitat….


I’m on top of the world!


A beautiful night in Riviera Maya…..

Stay tuned for the second part of my trip tomorrow!

I was wearing….

Cover up: Target. Bikini: Delia’s. Flip-flops: Haviannas. Sunglasses: Tory Burch.

Fashionably yours,


Trend Alert: The Shirtdress

A shirtdress is something I always considered to be an essential piece for a a work wardrobe.  A belted shirtdress paired with pumps is a perfect work outfit because it’s conservative enough for an office setting but a bit more relaxed and comfortable than suit or blouse and skirt.  What I didn’t realize is how many varieties of shirtdresses are out there which makes it a truly versatile option for many different occasions.

Rag & Bone - Prairie Tab-Sleeve Shirtdress This crisp, white Rag & Bone dress is sweet and edgy making it a great look to take from work to happy hour.Catherine Malandrino - Lace-Inset Short-Sleeve Shirtdress

This sophisticated lace-inset beauty by Catherine Malandrino would be perfect for a cocktail party or an evening wedding.

Michael Michael Kors - Long-Sleeve Shirtdress                                 You can’t go wrong with a safari style dress for a perfectly chic and relaxed weekend look.

Current/elliott - The Lily Button-Down Shirtdress

I love a dress with a masculine feel especially when paired with some uber high stilettos for an irresistibly sexy look.

Tory Burch - Lidia Striped Polo Shirtdress


I love this polo shirtdress by Tory Burch.  It would look really cute with some slip-on sneakers or some Chuck Taylors.

Haute Hippie - Jersey Zip-Pocket Sleeveless Shirtdress

A sleeveless dress is a great option for a summer backyard BBQ or wear it with a light military jacket to transition into fall.

Current/elliott - The School Girl Chambray Shirtdress


This super flirty, pleated, chambray dress is perfect for a first date to draw just enough attention to your gorgeous legs.

 Vince - Flowy Maxi Shirtdress

  I have not seen many maxi shirtdress options but I love this Vince one with this super sexy slit.

    What’s your shirtdress style? Feel free to share your looks and be featured on the blog.

Thans for reading!

Fashionably yours,


What I Wore: Yellow & Turquoise

It is definitely wedding season! I have back to back outdoor weddings over the next two weekends so I had to get my wedding guest attire in order.  The first wedding was at Serenbe Farms.  It’s a beautiful self-sustainable, eco-friendly community about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta.  Even though there was a threat of rain, I wanted to wear a bright and fun color combo like yellow & turquoise.  This is the first bright yellow dress I’ve ever worn.  What do you think?

Yellow & Turquoise

The turquoise accents are a nice cool complement to the hot yellow color.

Yellow & Turquoise

These gorgeous Vince Camuto wedges were gifted to me by my wonderful friend and owner of Happy Feet Boutique.

Yellow & Turquoiae

Thanks for the lovely photos Valerie Peach!

group photo

Photo courtesy of Bar Method Atlanta

Posing with my fellow Bar Method Atlanta babes. We were definitely bringing it!


A tranquil setting for the wedding at Serenbe.



The happy couple! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Michael Beam!

I was wearing…

Dress: Banana Republic. Necklace: Etsy. Earrings: Versona Accessories. Handbag: Tory Burch. Wedges: Vince Camuto (courtesy of Happy Feet Boutique).

Fashionably yours,


AAMU Reunion Class of 1969

I had the wonderful opportunity to join my Mom and help her celebrate her 45th college reunion at Alabama A&M University.  My Mother had not been back to the campus since she graduated in 1969 and it was great to witness her soak up all the memories and enjoy old college friends on the drastically improved campus. Many of you are probably not familiar with AAMU so here are a couple of facts:

1) Established in 1875 as the Huntsville Normal School.

2) It was designated a land-grant institution by the state of Alabama in 1891 and is one of the largest college campuses in the U.S.

3) AAMU is ranked #10 in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education on Accessibility, Affordability and Outcomes.


College facts courtesy of www.aamu.edu

I stopped to pose with the flag before heading to the Pavers Ceremony.  The ceremony was to announce those who would receive a stone in their name on the main campus walk way after giving a donation towards the AAMU endowment.


Here we are standing in front of one of the new science buildings that was named after one of my Mom’s professor.  He apparently had a ‘thing’ for the pretty, young ladies…lol!


A look at the beautiful campus.


The class of ’69 was still looking pretty good!


Mother and I posing at the reunion Gala.

I know my Mom enjoyed her early Mother’s Day gift as much as I did.  Love you Mom!

I was wearing….

Outfit 1: Shirt: Ralph Lauren. Shorts: Target. Sandals, sunglasses, belt: Tory Burch. Handbag: Louis Vuitton.

Outfit 2: Dress: Nicole Miller. Shoes: Vince Camuto.

Fashionably yours,


Easter Sunday Best

I have very fond childhood memories of Easter Sunday.  The excitement of Easter egg hunts, candy, delicious dinners, and dressing up in my Easter Sunday Best!  My Mom used to go all out for my Easter dresses buying may Gunny Sack, Priscilla, and Laura Ashley dresses.  This is probably why I still love dressing up each Easter to give tribute to my younger days.  I’m still pretty traditional, although, one year I fought tooth and nails to wear white palazzo pants and yellow suede platforms to church (I think I was 14).  Florals and pastels are the hallmark of Easter which is the holiday that really kicks off the spring season.  I love to feel very ladylike in an A-line dress (floral or pastel), fun statement jewelry, and pretty pumps.  Lastly, this is usually the time I debut a new spring bag.  I hope one day to have a little girl to play dress up with but until then, I’ll have to be my own dress up doll.

Easter Sunday Best
Shop some cute floral dresses:

Red Valentino - Square-Neck Drop-Waist Floral DressTed Baker - Longer Length Dress in Bright Floral Print

Have a happy Easter!
:flower: :flower: :flower:
Fashionably yours,

What I Would Wear on Spring Break….

It’s that time of the year when families and friends head out of town on fun excursions for spring break.  I was not so lucky to be going anywhere fun this time  so instead I live vicariously through Instagram posts of happy people enjoying the beach.  I decided that if I can’t go anywhere, I can at least help someone plan a fabulous outfit for their fun trip.  This is something I would wear if I was headed to the beaches of say…St Barts.  I love eye-catching, bright swimwear.  Bright colors look so good in the sun and no one makes a more colorful bikini than Mara Hoffman.  I especially love the bustier top which is great for us ladies who aren’t as blessed in the cleavage area.  A soft, white tunic cover-up is a nice complement to offset bright swimwear and I love the bohemian feel of this one.  You can easily throw on some cut-off shorts and head to lunch.  Oversized sunglasses will be huge this season and they always add a touch of glam to a look.  A lot of people forget about wearing jewelry at the beach or pool but I love to accessorize at all times.  A simple pendant necklace is easy and chic.  All you need is a great straw bag and some fun sandals.  These Kate Spade sandals are too adorable.

Spring Break
Shop the look:

Mara Hoffman - Ananda printed underwired bikiniKate Spade New York - Flat Thong Sandals - Tracie Bow

I hope you enjoy your vacation wherever you may be headed and have some fun for me too!
Fashionably yours,