The Zoe is a Must Go

I brought up the fabulous Rachel Zoe here and want to talk about her Fall 2016 line. Romance was the vision bringing the glamour of the 30’s and 90’s.  Zoe’s vernacular means glamour, and even the daytime separates made you think you were heading out for a special occasion. Metallic silk fringe, yes please. A black hair calf bomber sign me up.  For nighttime, a dreamy silk slip dress with beaded lace panels, or great velvet black-tie separates that looked as though they’d be as easy to wear as your favorite sweats. You can see all these looks at the Linly Heflin Fashion Show sponsored by Gus Mayer on October 5th at The Club. Go get your tickets here.  Want to see more? Gus Mayer will be hosting the Rachel Zoe truck show […]

Nude?

I’m a huge fan of Bobbi Brown. I think it is because her looks are so natural and don’t look like a procession of clowns. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is celebrating 25 years by releasing a “greatest hits” palette of 40 of it most popular nude eye shades in flat, shimmer, sparkle and metallic formulas. For day time simply wipe any of these shadows over your lids. (I’m even a fan of the shimmer for day if you don’t use a heavy hand) But for evening simply wet your liner brush to layer a more intense color along the lash line. This set is perfect for when you are running from your day job to an evening out like I’ll be doing on October 5th when I head to The Club for the […]

Gus Mayer brings it

No, I’m not talking about a type of hot dog and for my Birmingham and Nashville peeps y’all already knew that. Gus Mayer  is a family-owned, upscale specialty department store that is known for its high-end fashions. Founded in 1900 the store carries labels from Alexander McQueen, Escada, St. John and Contemporary labels such as 10 Crosby, Alice and Olivia, Fifteen Twenty, Mother and Ramy Brook just to name a few. Oh and by the way, their shoe department is second to none. I love going to Gus Mayer because I know every time I walk in I’m going to be greeted with a smile and the best customer service and leaving looking more beautiful. So it makes total sense that they are sponsoring the Linly Heflin Fashion Show. October 5th with the […]

A little history lesson

Do you know who Linly Heflin is? Let me tell you a little bit about her as she had an incredible impact on my home state. She was born January 6th, 1887 to Mr. And Mrs. John Franklin Graham. When she was 23 years old, she married Harrington Phillips Heflin. He  attended Vanderbilt for college and law school.  (a good man!) The couple moved to Birmingham where Linly became an impact on her town at such a young age. When World War 1 started in 1917, she felt compelled to help.  She organized a group of women to help roll bandages. However, just a few short months later, in January 1918, she came down with the flu and died. Shortly thereafter her friends got together to start a philanthropic organization for their […]

stick a pin in it

With a husband that is 6’2″ I like my heels tall. Plus there is something about practicing law that I just feel a little bit more in control when I’m wearing high heels and towering over the men. As the weather turns a little cooler it is time to take a look at what boots I need this fall to help round out my wardrobe and I’ve decided I need these boots by Sam Edelman (1), a stick pin high heel that will look great with pants or pair with a dark tight and wear with a pencil skirt or midi skirt. Who is going to mess with me when they see walking down the street  wearing these killer heels? The point (no pun intended) is the boot with the pin-thin stiletto is […]

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at least once each week, when i roll out of bed in the morning and take a peak in the mirror i say the same thing, “WTF???”  and then, i say “the eyes need to chill.”  i remember observing my mother with weird curiosity as a child when she would wake up with super puffy eyes and reach for the blue gel, Lone Ranger mask that she always kept in the butter keeper on the door of our almond-colored, freezer-on-top refrigerator (“back in the day”).  i just remember thinking it was the craziest thing.  and now, it’s, like, MY thing.  ugh!  staving off aging takes nerves. of. steel. enter skyn iceland hydro cool firming eye gels.  they are to the blue gel mask what the iPhone is to my prized princess touch tone: lightyears ahead. […]