Introducing Elle Kitty Woods

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting dressed the other day became such a pinktastic spectacle.  When I did my look over in my full length mirror before leaving the house I literally looked myself in the eye and said "You look like Elle Woods & Hello Kitty are going out to party."  I didn't wake up with the intention to dress up as pink obsessed fictitious characters ... but I didn't mind it so much.  You can just call me Elle Kitty Woods.   

I've had this sweater set for the longest but it's just been so warm that I hardly get to wear any of my cold weather goodies.  So at the faintest perception of a cool breeze I whipped out my booties and fuzzy sweater set and headed out.  





Fuzzy Sweater Set ::: ASOS sold out but found a similar set here and here!
Booties ::: Shoe Dazzle
Kitty Headband ::: Deb c/o (old)
Necklace ::: WetSeal c/o
Bracelet ::: Shop Lately c/o
Lippie ::: NYX Matte Lip Stick in Shocking Pink

Stay Lovely
xx


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Gallivanting at the Gala

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Friday, October 10, 2014

In celebration of opening their first store in Northeast Florida, Nordstrom Jacksonville hosted a Gala to benefit three local non-profit charities -- The Cathedral Arts Project, Junior League of Jacksonville and Wolfson's Children Hospital.  The Nordstrom Gala did not disappoint -- the sold out event was a highlight of the year and helped raise over $105,000!  It was a honor to attend this event and to experience how Nordstrom throws a fête!  Let the gallivanting begin ... 



The cutest drinks were never in short supply.  These mini Patrón Margaritas were perfect for beginning the night's festivities with my partner in crime Lina!

 Live fashion presentations were in constant rotation.  The models showcased the latest from Ted Baker, Kate Spade New York, Diane von Furstenberg to name just a few.  These ladies were giving serious face ...you know I had to join them!


They started to play 80's Madonna & MJ so I just had to bust it for them one time. 

Mini lobster rolls for this Boston girl was a must!


These Kate Spade Pumps literally winked at me.  We're basically going steady now.
They went so perfectly with my outfit.  It was totally meant to be. 


Shopping in Style -- I'll drink to that.

My friend Khierstan will help you style the perfect look.  She works in the Nordstrom's Junior department SAAVY.
Loved Khierstan's outfit which you can now shop the entire look at Nordstrom's!
She killed it with the texture play in that vest!  The Gala was filled with fun fashion -- both on the racks and on the employees & guests!

Unknowingly Coordinated:  My photographer & friend Lina and Fashion Blogger Christina Brathune of The Quarter Life Closet

Her hair is so dope so obviously I wanted to be friends. 
Success!
After being thoroughly distracted by all the glitz and glam I finally met up with Erin, writer behind Erin Wiggle.

Love meeting new local bloggers! How cute is Meaghan of Just Meaghan -- I started brainstorming immediately about a project for us to collaborate on. #FashionBloggersUNITE


Shoe Party!
Perfection.  Need I say more.  Tiara also works in the Nordstrom's Junior dept. SAAVY.

OUTFIT DEETS
Top & Skirt ::: ASOS (wearing regular size 14 - old but similar here and here)
Shoes ::: Deb c/o
Clutch ::: Forever 21 (old)
Earrings ::: Ideeli c/o

I can't stop saying how amazing this event was and I'm so excited that Jacksonville finally has a Nordstrom.  But I honestly would be ten times more excited if their were more options for plus sizes in store.  In order to get plus sizes at the new location Nordstrom has to see that their is a consumer need.  So please send your requests to bring the fabulous online plus size department to our new store by tweeting to @NordstromJax!  Let's show 'em that plus is a must!

Stay Gallivanting & Lovely
xx 

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Grand Openings

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hey Everyone!

This morning I attended a media preview event for the new Phase III reveal of the St. John's Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida.   It's days before the mega launch and Grand Opening of the new Nordstrom and I was just so excited they invited me to attend.  The event was totally Pinterest worthy with lots of great details, fun drinks, good vibes and amazing merchandise.  Phase III of SJTC not only has brought Nordstrom to southeast Florida but it also launches the locations of some amazing new boutiques and stores that have completely given the Town Center a glamorous, positive and chic facelift.  

Before having a personal walk through tour of Nordstrom with store manager Brandy Jefferson I moseyed around the new shopping area and checked out the other new stores opening this week.  One of my favorites was the Natural Life Flagship store.  Natural Life was founded by Jacksonville's own Pattie Hughes, whose natural gift and passion for creating and capturing life's happy moments into keepsakes turned it into a successful business.  When you walk into Natural Life you are completely at ease and actually encouraged by the positive cute vibes it radiates.  The family oriented business has tons of positive sayings framed, printed and posted through out the store that leave you saying "OMG, that's so cute!"  at least 10 times in succession.  





Met a new friend in Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger Erin Wiggle

Basically every room display in ARHAUS makes me want to make believe that I have a 40 room mansion with each room decorated by my many different moods.  This would be my  "I'm a thoughtful, bookworm, let's cuddle mood."  Haha!


Media Badges and Quilted Faux Leather Bag from Deb (c/o)
Nordstrom Jacksonville is so beachy and chic!  Love those pink lounge chairs!
Earrings / Blouse / Purse / Shoes ::: Deb c/o ON SALE NOW!
Skort ::: New Look
Necklace ::: Walmart (I know right!  Walmart!)
Cool lounge area...
A few of my favorite things from the new Natural Life Flagship Store.
"Friendship isn't one BIG thing.  It's a million LITTLE things."


True...
A wall of encouragements.  It's so A Fault in Our Stars  --- minus the immense sadness of Gus ...
A golden luxe corner at the new Boston Proper boutique!
So psyched to meet the beautiful Amy West of Amy West Travel.

Thank you Nordstrom Jacksonville for having me today, I had a great time.  If you're in the Jacksonville area make sure you come out for the festivities of the Grand Opening this Friday October, 10th at 10am.  There will also be a Beauty Bash event prior (8am - 10am) at the West Elm Parking Area where you can jam out to some tunes and enjoy some light refreshments while getting beautified by the professionals before the countdown for the Grand Opening begins!

Stay Lovely
xx


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