August 31, 2014

The Fashion Edit - My HSN Experience

Hey Dolls!!

I have to say I absolutely LOVE being a Fashion Blogger.  The relationships I've built and the experiences I've had through blogging have been fantastic.  My most recent experience has to be one of my FAVORITES!  I was invited by the lovely Farrah Estrella, a fellow Tampa Blogger to come to the Home Shopping Network headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida and participate in "The Fashion Edit" Fashion Blogger event and it was definitely an event to remember.


Not only did we get a at tour of their remarkable campus,but we were invited to sit in and watch a taping of the fabulous Giuliana Rancic share her G by Giuliana line for the Fall and it was amazing!!  I think what I love the most about Giuliana and her line is that she gives her all to consider women of varying styles and sizes.  She said during the taping that all women should be able to shopping the same place.  Meaning you shouldn't have to go to a separate store just because you don't wear a certain size and I really loved that.

I have to say favorite pieces from this line were the Ultra Luxe Moto Jacket and the Ultra Luxe Jogging Pant.  Both are very versatile pieces that can be worn various ways and you Dolls know how I love versatility in my clothes.  Look at this picture of her below rocking them both.
Now as if all of this wasn't enough, little did we know the HSN Team had so much more in store for us.  So, after viewing Giuliana tape her segment we got a chance to meet the President of HSN and the opportunity to network with members from HSN's PR Team, Style Team and the HSN Social Team and we did all of this in their Fashion Closet and Beauty Bar.  The Fashion Closet was great because we got to see and try on individual pieces from an array of designers' fall collections.  But the fun didn't stop there.
I was IN LOVE with her necklace!!!

Me enjoying the Beauty Bar!
Fashion closet Fun!
Our next surprise was meeting Tina Craig and Kelly Cook, Fashion Bloggers from  and the faces of the Snob Essentials Handbag Line!!! Their bag line was amazing. I literally walked around most of the night with the Snob Essentials Croco-Embossed Magazine Tote. The Hunter Green Color was my favorite.  These ladies were so nice and welcoming to all of us Bloggers mingling, chatting and taking pictures with all of us.  I really enjoyed them.
 Ok, by now,  I know you're probably like what more could you have done during this event. Well, our next surprise was in the form of gifts.  Don't you just love gifts?  I know I do.  The first gift we received was a draped front cardigan from the G by Giuliana line!  We totally weren't expecting that and as if that wasn't enough of a gift, we also received a lovely gift bag from HSN with all sorts of goodies in it including the Snob Essentials Coroco Embossed Jewel Box Handbag. Its oh so cute.  Mine is red, so you will definitely see me rocking it frequently.
Alright Dolls, I know you're probably overwhelmed with all the fun I'm sharing with you from my HSN visit.  I promise this is the last thing.  After all of that was done,we were invited to go shopping in the HSN employee store and the selection was great and to top it off the items were 50% and 75% off!  You know we are about Fashion and Finance around here so this was the perfect finish to a fabulous day.

I can't thank Farrah enough for including me in this event.  I truly enjoyed myself. This is definitely a Fashion Blogger event to remember.  If you Dolls haven't already, be sure to go checkout and support Farrah's blog Estrella Fashion Report.  Also, head on over to hsn.com to go checkout The Fashion Edit and all of their fabulous and fashionable items. I was happy to learn that their entire product offering is not showcased on the show so you have to go to the website to actually see all that they have to offer.  Happy Shopping Dolls!

*extra images via Farrah Estrella, hsn.com and google images*

August 23, 2014

Sherbet with a side of NEON!

Hey Dolls!!

Even though I live in Florida and my Summer last longer than most people's, I still find myself trying to get my "Summer Looks" in before the season ends.  True, I could get away with wearing these pieces just like this well into October, but this St. Louis transplant lives for Fall Fashion. Fall is actually my favorite Season and I can't wait for it to arrive. But with Summer still upon us, I decided to be as bright as possible.
This is one of my easy, breezy weekend outfits that I just put together.  I love it because I can run errands and meet up my friends for some fun.  The colors make me feel good and the totally scream SUMMER!!! One thing is for sure I won't miss this heat, but I will miss these long days!
What I'm Wearing:  J.Crew Jersey Knit Top/J.Crew Shorts/Boutique9 Pumps/Target Purse/Flea Market Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet/Ring c/o ABCTrading Co.
You'll probably see me incorporating these pieces individually into my fall wardrobe.  You know I love my pops of NEON and this sherbet colored shirt can be mixed into different seasons as well.  
So Dolls, tell me how are you spending your last days of Summer?