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September | 2013 | Posh and Popular

September 2013 archive

Blue, Green, and A Little Fun In Between! : Memo 04

The Subject: The Blouse

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Who said matchy, matchy looks are no fun? Not ME! Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not a fan of the whole matchy matchy look on a regular basis. I believe in mixing things up, but, in some cases, it can be fun to play a little, especially when you have cool color blocked tops or bottoms!

As you know, I’m a fan of using one item as inspiration to build an entire look! The inspiration for this look was the blouse of course!! I snagged this beauty from Target when they launched the Phillip Lim collection. ( And by the time I got there, all the great bags were gone…SMH) I figured, why not play around with blues and greens!?  Now please understand, you don’t always have to have the same shade of each color you are playing around with!! It’s all about how you accessorize your look to bring it all together!

And I am a firm believer in wearing shorts year round… That’s what they make tights for!! It’s no different then wearing a skirt, it’s all about making your look appropriate for the season!! And of course no look is complete without tying in the perfect accessories!

I absolutely love my necklace and clutch I snagged from Fly Behavior Boutique online…This Chicago based boutique always has the cutest items and more importantly an excellent price point for any budget! This “Love Link” necklace has become my favorite standout piece! The necklace and clutch combination help give this look a playful, youthful edge!!

Don’t be afraid to try new looks, it’s so worth it when people stop you on the street and say, “OMG, you look so cute!” LOL… And don’t forget to shop your own closet!! You’d be surprised! You might have some hidden treasures just waiting to help pull your look together!

  • Blouse: Phillip Lim for Target
  • Shorts: Club Monaco
  • Tights: Gap
  • Shoes: BEBE (Oldie but goodies!)
  • Earrings: Vintage Chanel
  • Necklace: Fly Behavior Boutique
  • C Thru Clutch: Fly Behavior Boutique

http://www.shopflybehavior.com


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Weekend Fun, Toronto Style!!

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“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” ~Dr. Seuss

Sometimes when you work hard, it’s necessary to just take a weekend and get away!  Taking the time to simply relax and do things you really enjoy! You don’t have to spend a ton of money to just enjoy yourself and the beautiful city at your disposal! I haven’t been to Toronto in years, but the one thing I remembered about this beautiful city is the shopping’s amazing, and there are tons of restaurants to try! So naturally that’s exactly what I wanted to do… And sleep until 10:30 am of course! LOL

My hotel was amazing… If you ever get the opportunity to travel to Toronto, check out the Soho Metropolitan Hotel downtown. The rooms are gorgeous, the service is amazing, and if you’re a product junkie like myself they have Molton Brown London toiletries in the room!! Talk about fancy!! I love the Molton Brown shower gels and lotion, and I didn’t have to go to Nieman Marcus to get it!! It was right in my room! LOVED IT!!!

In the midst of my weekend get-a-way, I also lucked up on getting the new Rihanna collection from my favorite make-up store, M.A.C.!! They decided to launch earlier than the October 3rd scheduled date!! Looks like I picked the perfect weekend to go!! And of course they were just about sold out of the good stuff, but I got EVERYTHING I wanted!! RiRi and that darn NAVY… LOL  *As I apply my RiRi Woo*

The weather was perfect, the hotel was amazing, and the restaurants were impeccable! I couldn’t have asked for a better time!

Another highlight of my weekend was getting the opportunity to hit up my favorite store Top Shop! SCORE!!!!! Talk about a kid in a candy store! It was so much fun being able to touch the pieces instead of clicking the purchase button online! I love online shopping, but it’s nothing like seeing your favorite items in store!! #HEAVEN! I had a ball, and got some cute things in the process!

The thing I love most about Toronto, is that you get that New York feel, without the New York grime. It’s so clean and beautiful. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE NEW YORK, but sometimes you want to smell fresh air and not garbage! Toronto gives me that! It’s such a lively city with a ton of culture and things to do!

I had a blast!! I’m already planning my next trip back!!

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Fragrance Junkie Chronicles: 02

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Talk about beautiful…. I have been a fan of the Jo Malone London Collection for at least 7 years now… My love of mixing fragrances is smiled upon with this brand, because Jo Malone creates each fragrance with the intention that, fragrances lovers like myself, will want to mix and create their own unique scent.

The Scent: Peony and Suede Blush Cologne

Peonies are forever my favorite flower (besides the red rose of course), so when they launched this fragrance last month I knew I needed to add it to my collection.

This beautiful fragrance is a mix of peonies in bloom, with a hint of juicy red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gilyflower. Also, mingling soft blush suede to give the fragrance a super girly touch! This fragrance is luxurious and seductive at the same time… I can’t wait to wear it on my next night out on the town… I love when people ask… “What are you wearing?” I’m always ready to share, but this one, I might have to call my “secrete weapon”!!

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My Lips Are Sealed…. And Sparkley!! : Memo 03

The Subject: The Necklace and Purse

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You can make even the simplest black dress pop with your accessories! I have been obsessed with crosses, hearts, and lips for as long as I can remember, so when I first laid eyes on this Lulu Frost treasure I knew I had to have it. Being a fan of the  designer jewelry line since their start,  I was elated when they created this beautiful design, the Impromptu Necklace.  It is literally my signature statement piece. The week they released the piece I had it in my online cart and SHIPPED!!! LOL… Talk about Fashion Addict!! But I love it because it works with EVERYTHING!! You can dress it up or down, but it gives any look that extra WOW!

And of course it flows perfectly with my “new favorite bag”… Leave it to one of my fav’s DVF to create this beautiful gold lip leather dream!

You want accessories that you can mix and match with just about everything … Being able to wear your pieces with multiple looks is the key to getting a hefty return on your fashion investment.

The dress on the other hand is fun with a personality of its own! You want to find dresses that are flattering to your shape… In my case I’m busty and petite, so I like to find dresses that synch my waste and actually give me a shape so I don’t appear heavier than I am!! Remember… Knowing your body type is key to being your most fashionable self!!

And of course I love a great open toe bootie!! Who says you always have to wear a pump or sandal with a little black dress? Spice it up!! And most importantly do what makes you feel fabulous!! This is a great look for a night out with the girls!! So get inspired!! Create a look that represents you!!  Add some color and shimmer to your favorite little back dress and blow kisses in the process!!

  • Dress: Bebe (Online)
  • Neck Art: Lulu Frost
  • Shoes: Charles Jourdan Paris
  • Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Cuff: Burlington Coat Factory (Yes, Really!)

Photos taken with my camera phone, by my dollfaced friend, Chenoia!

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The New Black Dress…? I Think YES!

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Designer: Sherie L. Nevett

Price: $450.00

Description: The Deep V’d Peplum Dress

This dress is more than just another gorgeous black dress to me. This dress is uniquely special because it was designed by one of my oldest and dearest friends Sherie L. Nevett! In October of 2012 Sherie Launched her clothing line and hasn’t looked back since… Having a degree in Fashion Design from the University of Alabama, and working in the fashion industry for 10 years for companies like Neiman Marcus, Tahari ASL, and Piazza Sempione, Sherie decided to take her dream to the next level and launch her own couture line and I am SO GLAD she did!!

Sherie has always been my fashion BFF… Using terms like “junk” to describe how we love to accessorize in excess has always been a joke we’ve carried throughout our friendship over the years!!  * LOL*  I’m so excited to be apart of history in the making, and you beautiful people need to get on board!! This young budding designer has an incredible future ahead. Already in about 30 stores across the US, Sherie is making her mark and not looking back!

About the Brand

Sherie L. Nevett is an American ready-to-wear label that represents the modern yet sophisticated woman who dares to be an individual while embracing her own inner style.

Sherie L. Nevett offers a designer collections aesthetic, however with a moderate price-point. The brand is also recognized for spectacular silhouettes, colors, textures and fabrics. These elements blend together to create garments that have a whimsical flair with touches of playfulness.

“My label is for the woman who is an individualist that dares to stand out while embracing her own inner style. Notice, I mentioned inner style, because style begins from within. The woman with the innate style portrays what I call that IT factor, which demonstrates sophistication, life, elegance, grace, edge and so much more. Her style is not rehearsed, neither is it learned, but comes from a natural place.” ~Sherie L. Nevett

The website is gorgeous and has some amazing pieces for you ladies that love to push the fashion envelope like myself!! Check it out, get inspired, and shop til you drop!

To shop the brand please visit: http://www.sherielnevett.com

To contact the designer send all emails to: designer@sherielnevett.com

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Jimmy Choos and Jungle Gyms!! : Memo 02

The Subject: The Boots

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I love mixing textures and colors to come up with my own unique look… Also, mixing high-priced items with more affordable items can make any outfit stand out. Being able to be comfortable and still look chic isn’t unattainable, you just have to know what works for you… In this case I wanted to dress around my favorite rain boots!

Never be afraid to mix leather with other exotic animal skin items or prints… It can really give your look more flare… But try not to over do it!! Little subtle touches go a long way!  Never be afraid of a great ARM PARTY!! The more guest the better the party!! Stack your favorite bangles and bracelets to give your look the extra edge it needs… And don’t be afraid of a fun earring… I usually like my earrings to have a life of their own… Conversation pieces if you will… Who says your ears don’t need love?? Have fun, and dress to PLAY!!!

Swinging & Jumping… Having a straight up kid moment!!! Gotta love those!

  • Leather Top: English Rose (Boutique Purchase)
  • Pants: Derek Lam for Kohls
  • Rain Boots: Hunter/ Jimmy Choo
  • Clutch: United Colors of Benetton
  • Earrings: Consignment Shop find
  • Bracelet: Purchased from Stylist GooGoo Atkins ( @TheeGooGoo)
  • Cross Bracelet: New York City Street Vendor
  • Braided Bracelet: Charming Charlie

Photos by: Julia Tapper (Friend & Photographer extraordinaire!)

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Fragrance Junky Chronicles: 01

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The Scent: MARNI

Being a fan of a designer for me automatically draws me to their fragrances…

This one was no exception…Just like designer Consuelo Castiglioni uses subtle edited proportions of colors, prints, and material with the designs for the Marni line, the same element of creativity was used for this beautiful fragrance. It plays with classic elements in unexpected ways. It combines ethereal spices, eclectic raw woods, and a touch of rose to create a statement that is both girly and uniquely memorable just like the clothing line. Plus I’m a sucker for floral scents!

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Singing in the Rain….: Memo 01

The Subject: The entire look

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Never let a little rain stop your fancy… I fell in LOVE with this yellow/green blouse the second I laid eyes on it. Most people would think they could only wear a blouse like this to work, but the thing I love most about this piece is it’s transitional. It can be casual chic, work place appropriate, and even fun & edgy. And the fact that it’s silk didn’t stop me from wearing it on a rainy day! Grab a cute umbrella and enjoy the day… Each day is what you make it… Even in the rain, you CAN be your most fabulous!

Singing loud, strutting down the street, and looking fly in the process… Rain and ALL…

Giving myself two snaps up in Z-formation!!! LOL….

  • Silk Blouse: Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Purse/Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Jeans: Helmut Lang
  • Belt: Target
  • Boots: Bebe
  • Earrings: Bauble Bar
  • Bracelet: Charming Charlie
  • Bangles: Piazza Sempione
  • Necklace: Vintage

Photos by: Julia Tapper (Friend & Photographer extraordinaire!)

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Welcome to My Baby….

BlogPicIt’s been a long time coming…. But my baby is finally here…Posh and Popular! If you dream of fashion in the middle of the night like I do, get excited about the newest beauty lines to hit the shelves, or simply love to surround yourself with fabulous things & people, then this blog is for you! God placed the vision in me so long ago, but I was always too afraid to make the step… Then I thought… Why NOT? You can’t be afraid of something you’ve never even attempted! Being bold and walking in your own strength, is the FIRST step to making your dreams and vision for your life a reality…

As long as I can remember, people have always stopped me and asked questions like, “Oh my gosh, where did you get your outfit from?” or “Where do you shop?” or “How did you get your hair to curl like that?” Even, “You’re the queen of accessorizing, where do you get your inspiration?” Or my favorite…. “Can you shop for me?” I get text messages from all of my girlfriends on a regular basis with tons of pictures of their outfit choices and them asking me the famous question.. “Does this look cute?” I decided it’s high time to not only help those around me be their most fabulous self, but to also help ladies I may not have the immediate access to reach on a daily basis, as well!!

I’m so glad you’ve decided to join me on this journey, and I can’t wait to show you some fabulous things that inspire me along the way!!! Posh and Popular: Having great style is ALWAYS POPULAR!

Make sure you scroll down and check out all the tabs to the site! I’m going to be covering everything from personal style, beauty tips, & fashion advice, to introducing you to some fabulous people and places along the way!

Enjoy!

XOXO,

Kimberly

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