Remember when thetop knot was all the rage? Every blogger, celebrity and even us “normal folk” where trying out this new “hairstyle”. Well, up until this post, I had not worn a top knot outside the walls of my house. Why? Well, because I never thought it really looked good on me.
Despite the above, I still kinda don’t think it does. But, it was a laid back Sunday friends and sister did not feel like fussing with her hair. So, I give you – the top NOT. Also I give you my go to casual summer style.
The Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor collection is here lovelies, and let me just say – it is a beautiful, beautiful “white out”. Ann Taylor stores across the country had special “White Party” events, celebrating the launch of the collection. I was lucky enough to attend just such an event at my local store here in Tulsa.
Life has not been easy for me lately. However, despite my tough times, I decided maybe wearing a bright, sunny and overall happy color was what I needed. Amazing how, even if only for a short time, just wearing a great bright color can improve your mood. This sunny yellow top from Ann Taylor is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It’ s fun to wear and so easy to style; a piece that can effortlessly be dressed up or dressed down.
What are some of your favorite colors to wear to improve your mood?
I mentioned a few days ago that I would be attending the fabulous grand-opening event of the new Ann Taylor concepts store here in Tulsa. Well, the event was this past Saturday and it was soooo amazing! The store is so incredibly chic, beautiful, elegant and is in my opinion very “couture-inspired”.
With this new store being located in a mall, at first you might think that this is just like any other Ann Taylor store; even though you love Ann and believe it is fine, modern and high quality fashion, you’re probley thinking “it’s a chain store and they’re all the same”. Sister….boy are you wrong!
When I said a few days ago think “champagne, glamor and chandeliers” when it came to this new store, I wasn’t kidding!
This month is all about “painting the town pink”! Yes, unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you are fully aware that this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone is “feeling the power of the pink” and is doing their part to help spread awareness and raise money to find a cure. When I say everybody, I mean everybody: celebrities, companies and of course the fashion world!
I honestly have to say that I am very touched by how the fashion world is paying it forward and doing so much in the fight for a cure. Some of our favorite designers are creating exclusive “mini collections” or special pieces for the cure this month, high-powered celebrities are saying “the force is with you” through exclusive fashion pieces and well known fashion retailers launch beautiful collections.
Some of my favorite things the fashion world is doing for the cause:
Ann Taylor Loft- BCRF Collection :
One of my favorite stores that I frequent when I’m in the need for some fab ‘casual chic’ pieces, has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and created an exclusive collection of limited edition T-shirts and jewelry.
T-SHIRTS: for every t-shirt purchased, $5 will go to BCRF. The t-shirts were inspired by the stories of three real women whose stories inspired the shirts and symbolizing: strength, inspiration and support.