Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cool or Creepy?

As creative and artistic as these are, I can't determine if they're cool or creepy. What do you think? Would you wear them?

Favorite New Dress

This dress from Free People is one of my new favorite dresses! It has a great tribal feel to it along with offering flattering lines for any body type. You could play with so many pop colors since this dress is a neutral color. I would add a bright turquoise or burnt red necklace with this, some feather earrings and some fun flat sandals. FYI - these Jeffrey Campbell gladiator sandals below are TO DIE FOR but sold out:( I'll let you know when they are back in stock!!
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For a lower price alternative, I would recommend the Sparkle & Fade Colorblock Bodycon Dress from Urban Outfitters. You get the same silhouette and similar neutral color.  Comes in three colors too!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. The weather has been finally warm here so Thursday my co-workers and I went to Terrain at Styers for an amazing lunch/shopping trip. I recommend everyone check it out if you live in the Philly area. I would love to open up a place like this in Memphis and host bridal luncheons. The atmosphere is so chic, the food is excellent and the shopping is amazing. I picked up some fun items and gifts.
Terrain at Stylers

Friday I was off so I went to town on some shopping for the house. All I have to say is, "Thank you HomeGoods!!!" We also had friends over that night to watch the Flyers game. So much food!!!

Saturday I did a little more shopping and we watched the Memphis Grizzlies/San Antonio game. It was great to see the Grizzlies win their first home court playoff game!  (I danced for them for two season's so I always root them on when I can:)

Sunday was Easter Sunday so Billy and I went to church. The church was so crowded that we had to sit in the also crowded gymnasium with no air and had to listen to Frank Sinatra playing on the speaker. haha... We then got last minute tickets to the Sixers/Miami game so we went to cheer them on. We met our friends Dana & Bobby at the game and got to sit club box. Woop Woop. It was an amazing game and the Sixers WON!! It was awesome to be there in person like the good ole dancing days. My Sixers girls did amazing as usual:)

Although it was tough to be away from my family during the holiday, Billy and I had a great weekend. All you need is good company to have a great time, and I know I will have a lifetime of that:)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lashes for the Ladies

 Since I work at Urban I do witness some funny items we sell. Here is something that was too cute that I had to share: Eyelashes for you car!!,+product.marketingPriority&navCount=20&navAction=jump&color=&pushId=A_ENT_GAMES&popId=APARTMENT&prepushId=&selectedProductSize=

For only $30 you can transform your car into a sassy driving machine! There's also car mustaches for men:)

My first post:)

This is my first post and I've prolonged this for so long. I've wanted to blog about fashion, dance, travel and so much more for the longest time but I never thought it would be good enough. I've finally decided to forget all my worries and just let it rip. I currently work at Urban Outfitters home office in the Men's Design area. I LOVE my job and the company. It sometimes amazing me that they pay me to work here. Here are some pictures of my office. There will be much more to come.

my desk

Men's Design Area

Jewels -we can bring dogs to work:) 
(This is a co-workers dog - she actually got her first modeling gig for the bike accessories on - coming soon)

So a little about me: I'm originally from Alhambra, IL. I moved to Memphis, TN for college to dance for the University of Memphis Pom Squad. I stayed in Memphis for 7 years and started my first job at Catherine's, a plus size retailer. I started as an Assistant Product Manager and quickly fell in love with design. We then got news that Catherines was relocating the company to it's World Headquarters in Bensalem, PA (just outside of Philly) to join it's sister companies. I decided that if there ever was an opportunity, this was the one to take. It was so hard to leave my family and friends but I knew in my heart that this was my calling in the next chapter of my life. My husband Billy, who was my boyfriend at the time, decided he would move up there with me once he found a job. It took about six months but Billy finally landed a great job at Campbell's (soup) in Camden, NJ. Billy also proposed during that transition time which was an amazing, life changing moment.

To occupy my time before Billy moved up here, I auditioned for the Sixers Dance Team and made it. I knew that joining the team would be the best way to keep myself occupied, make friends and continue to dance while I was alone. Billy finally moved up here and we got married October 3, 2009 back in Memphis, TN.
 Planning a wedding in another state is a blog post (or two) in itself but is was so worth it. Since the marriage, Billy and I have bought our first home in New Jersey which we absolutely love, I started my new gig at Urban a little over a year ago, and I danced for one more season with the Sixers.  I'm also very excited because Billy and I are about to celebrate our two year anniversary in October. How time flies by.
Ok, that was actually a lot about me. Hope you stuck around. I can't wait to continue to share more about my life, my passions and things that just make me smile:)