Friday, March 30, 2012

Brit Girl Does: Beauty Dish, beauty soiree & supper


Hostess and celebrity makeup artist Mia "Mimi J" Johnson, MimiJonline

Mimi J
&
 The lovely and knowledgeable panelists
(L to R):
Kim Hodges, Tax guru
Adrienne Gadling, Sadiddy Magazine
Kat Flynt, Flynt makeup academy
Alexis Lee, I Heart Hair, Inc.

Loving these spring colors!
Pssst Mimi that dress looks familiar ;)

Rock Stars!!!

 My girls!!! Dea, PGR dresses and Nikka, Oh!Nikka

MUA (Isn't she gorge? I've gotta get better at getting names :/)and the ever fab Mattie, Mattieologie

Mimi J & I

What in the world is in that bag!?! -in my LUDA voice

Outfit:
Slip dress (worn as top), shoes-UO
Skirt-Esprit
Earrings-F21
Bracelet-BCF

Hair:
Bantu knot-out
On Monday, March 26th I attended Beauty Dish hosted by Mimi J. The event was held at STUDIO WED and catered by Pretti Plates.  The food was deelish! After stuffing my face, I mingled with some of ATL's finest fashion and beauty bloggers.  Although the mixing and mingling was great, the highlight of the evening was definitely the talk by the panel of experts moderated by Mimi J.  The theme of the event was "The Business of Beauty".  It was super informative on so many levels.  The panelists talked about everything from how they got started to balancing business and family.  The tax segment was especially informative for those who are aspiring entrepreneurs.  If you are in the Atlanta area, definitely check out Mimi J as well as the featured panelists and the wide array of services they offer.  TGIF!!!
XoXo,
TiaLou

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Brit Girl Does: LKV Spring Collection Launch

Kristen, owner of Lily Kai Vintage

T Mills IamTMills sporting an LKV maxi

Loving her mani!

This skirt almost made me break my shopping fast!

Then it caught Eboni The Fashionista Next Door's eye...
We all know what happened after that ;-)

Kristen and Mattie of Mattieologie enjoying the complimentary foot massages

N of Nyna Touch, Mattie, and Shawntel of SOA Event Concepts

Kristen & I


Outfit:
Shirt-Marshall's
Belt-Steve Madden
Skirt, Earrings-Old
Shoes-Kenneth Cole

Last Thursday I attended the LKV spring collection launch at Spa Sentio. Although I am still on a shopping fast for Lent, I decided to attend this event because I adore Kristen and was excited to see her new vintage items.  The rack was infused with color and prints that are spot on for spring! I fell in love with a couple of pieces and am so looking forward to putting an order in after Good Friday.  In addition to shopping, the event featured complimentary back or foot massages, and no LKV event would be complete without wine, duh!  Even with not being able to shop, I had an amazing time!!!
XoXo,
TiaLou

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Break by the Lake

Outfit:
Shirt, Earrings-F21
Skirt-Thrifted, scored here
Shoes-Creative Recreation

These guys are enjoying the beautiful spring weather!


Taking a little leap...
Socks-Dollar Tree

Shoe change!!!
Flats-Dolce Vita c/o eBay

This time I skipped the sneakers and went with the flats =)
I'm loving this sporty chic trend that's happening right now!  I wore this outfit on St. Patrick's Day to take the kiddos to Dave & Buster's.  I picked up this Odille skirt at World Swap Day a couple of months ago for $2-$3 and I was so excited to finally wear it.  That was...until I had to iron it :-\.  I am absolutely in love with the spring time *minus the pollen*. It gives me an excuse to go crazy with color although I don't really need one!  I had a both fun and relaxing weekend filled with good friends and good food.  I hope you guys had a good one!  Here's to an awesome week (I say this while battling a serious case of the Mondays)...
XoXo,
TiaLou
Mingling with Glamamom this glorious morning!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sneakers or Heels?


Outfit:
Tunic-Marshall's, Very 'Brit Girl' don't ya think?
Leggings-Esprit, Part of haul mentioned here. Hands down the best quality pair I own!
Shoes-Zigi via DSW
Earrings-Old/Watch-DKNY/Bracelet-F21/Ring-Custom
Was dying over this Annina Vogel ring shown here. Since it was sold out I had this one made. 
Will take a better pic next time and maybe just maybe my nails will be polished :/

Aren't these hot???
I've had them for a couple of years and this was my first time wearing them!?!


Accessory Swap:
Earrings-BCF
Watch-Esprit
Sneakers-Diesel via Rue La La

I ended up wearing it like this.
So what do you say...sneakers or heels???

Happy Friday guys!!! I'm finally getting my life together!  By that I mean implementing the changes I put on my vision board (here).  It's only the end of March, LOL!  A friend of mine says that your birthday is the start of your New Year.  If that's true, I'm on task since my birthday is less than 3 weeks away...

I have finally come up with my editorial calendar! Woohoo!!!  I'm going to post MWF so please check back on these days or anytime you feel like dropping by to say hi :).  I've also created a regular workout routine and made some other changes which will hopefully make things run smoother.
Have a great weekend!
XoXo,
TiaLou

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Obsessions: Early Spring

H&M Conscious Collection Dresses
These debut on my birthday, April 12th
One of the (3) featured will be my birthday dress! Can't wait!!!



H&M floral pants
Will def be rocking some variation of these this spring!

These Delia's floral print jeans are another alternative

I am obsessed with finding a Hot Pink Blazer
Right now I have my eye on this one by Urban Outfitters
Funky Pastel Nails
Love!!!
Photo Courtesy of Become Gorgeous

Hola! Sorry about my lack of posting of late.  I'm always apologizing for this :(.  In the words of the guys from Sh*t Bougie Black Girls Say, I. Need. To. Do. Better. 

My Obsessions is another component of my (yet to be implemented) editorial calendar.  I previously posted on things I'm obsessed with here , but I'm going to post these more often since frankly I'm obsessed pretty often.

I'm still on task with my shopping sacrifice for Lent.  I'm very proud of myself!  I'm actually finding more valuable uses for my time and money!  Yay!!!  The downside is that I've passed up a couple blogger events, I would've otherwise attended, because I don't want to show up and not support :-(.  The good news is that I only have 2 1/2 weeks remaining and the items posted are definitely gonna be part of my after Lent/Birthday haul! 

I've also started REALLY cleaning out my closets.  I was having a chat with my co-worker and I realized I have SIX closets!?!  I was equal parts embarrassed and dismayed.  My goal is to pare that down to 3.  A closet resale is definitely in the works along with some donations.
Happy Hump Day!
XoXo,
TiaLou

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Reeemiix: Pink Colored Denim

Outfit:
Hat, Shirt, Hoops, Ring-Ross
Jeans-Marshall's worn here
Booties-MIA via DSW
Watch-DKNY
Bracelet-F21



Rediscovered these while organizing my closet


Love how this bracelet and watch look together! You'll probably be seeing this combo pretty often :)


Hair:
Crochet hat & bangs

Reeemiix!!!  This is a new segment of the blog when I restyle an article of clothing I've already posted.  It's part of my attempt to create an editorial calendar.  I still haven't narrowed down the days/times I'll post, but I'm working on it!

I wore this to work earlier this week and decided to snap a few pics.  I'm absolutely in love with stripes these days!  This may be the only wear I get out of this shirt 'til fall since the past couple days it has been 80 degrees in GA.  I love warm weather but I must admit I would kinda like to live somewhere that didn't go straight from winter to summer.  I long for a spring filled with cute cardis and colorful trenches!

I also got my hair flat ironed last weekend.  I had planned to wait til my birthday next month, but...  I will try my best to post pics (without the hat) before I go back to the 'fro.  I need to do a length check, but I've been hesitant since I cut it around New Year's Eve :/.

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!
XoXo,
TiaLou

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Weekend in Charleston

Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Ruffle Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Leggings-White House Black Market
Trench, Socks-Ross
Shoes-Delia's Wanted Myrtle
Earrings-Old






A couple of weeks ago the kiddos and I took a weekend trip to Charleston.  I had driven through, but never visited.  I immediately fell in love with the historic homes, palm trees, and big spooky oaks.  We visited some of the historic sites and enjoyed Charleston's southern cuisine.  We toured the Magnolia Plantation and, although beautiful, it was chilling to see an actual plantation.  Charleston is an amazing city and I definitely plan to go back.  This trip also made me realize that it's important to take a breather from time to time.  The kids and I had a blast and I left feeling much more equipped to deal with this months events.  Hope your week is off to a great start!
XoXo,
TiaLou

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brit Girl Does Coco Curls & Convo

Sexual Chocolate *Stomps feet and drops mic*
Jeannell of Coco Curls

Deshonica of D Essence Hair Studio

Stylists at work!

Tassili of Tassili's Raw Reality
She was doing the knowledge!

Kerrie of Virtuous Styls listening intently

Oh Nikka and I Rocking our stripes!


Outfit:
Shirt-Thrifted
Skirt, leggings, ring-Ross
Purse-BCF
Shoes-80 20
Earrings-H&M

Hair:
Around the way girl braids

On February 25th, I attended Coco Curls and Conversation.  I love Coco Curls light weight texture and it smells good enough to eat so I was excited to attend.  Deshonica of D Essence hair studio provided hair and lifestyle tips as well as styled natural models with Coco Curls, showing the versatility of the product.  Tassili of Tassili's Raw Reality dropped some serious knowledge on us!  Have you ever heard someone speak and then feel like you need to re-figure out your life!?!  That was my experience after hearing Tassili!  I left feeling like I need to make some changes but I also felt empowered.  I do a monthly lunch with the girls and Tassili's will definitely be our spot for March.  Speaking of which, we need to set a date!  On another note, today marks 2 weeks since the beginning of Lent and I haven't shopped...Woohoo!  Even though it has been difficult, I've curbed the desire by doing things that I've needed to do FOREVER.  Today I organized the bathroom cabinets.  I swear I had stuff down there older than my kids and we've moved several times!  Can you say hoarder?  I can!  Hope everyone had a happy hump day.  Also, please check out my "Your Body is Fabulous" feature by the lovely Rocquelle at Consider Me Lovely!!!
XoXo,
TiaLou