Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7 Charming Sisters - Conquer the World Necklace

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Last week my family headed to Cancun for a friend's wedding.  The weather was perfect, the venue was stunning, and the couple was beyond happy.  It was such a beautiful scene for a lovely event.  I hadn't been to a beach wedding in a very long time so definitely needed to find something to wear.  Since it was going to be in sunny Cancun, I wanted to wear something light to stay cool in the heat.  I wanted the dress to be simple yet formal, something bold yet demure.  I came across this yellow dress and knew I had the perfect necklace to make this outfit complete.  

I love wearing yellow and gold is the best compliment to it.  This floral lace overlay dress is soft and feminine.  his statement necklace from 7 Charming Sisters took this dress to the next level.  I love to accessorize and have fun with my jewelry and this necklace does not disappoint.  First of all, the name of this is "Conquer the World" necklace.  How can you not feel amazing wearing this, which I did.  The addition of this crystal, drop collar necklace took this dress from a pretty, beach wedding dress to a stunning, formal beach wedding attire!

The quality and feel of this necklace is superb and by looking at it, one would think that I paid an arm and a leg for it.  Luckily, 7 Charming Sisters knows that women want to be able to enjoy stylish, fashionable pieces at affordable prices.  This gorgeous necklace is only $47!  When I look good, I feel good and this necklace makes me feel good in so many ways.  First, its high quality and stunning and secondly, I didn't pay an enormous price tag for it.  Affordable fashion is important to me and with having a little one now, I am even more inclined to be budget savvy.  I'm a mom who wants to enjoy traveling and look good while saving money!  You can too, with promo code, 'Asto20', enjoy 20% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise on the 7 Charming Sisters site.  If you are looking for that piece to jazz up that special dress you plan on wearing this summer, you will, without a doubt, find what you are looking for on their site.  Their selection is eclectic and pleasing to everyone's style.  Hope you find that perfect piece!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Make Me Chic - Blue Floral Dress

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Considering my love for maxi dresses, it's not surprise that I had to get one with a floral print.  This blue floral maxi dress from Make Me Chic is exactly that...chic.  I received this from Make Me Chic and it fits perfectly.  I have been completely won over by this site.  Each piece from there has been well made and has a great fit.  The deep blue of this dress was just what I was looking for to wear on my beach vacation in Cancun.  We recently went for a wedding and stayed at Finest Playa Mujeres where dinners are a dressed up affair.

I wore this dress for a dinner of Mexican cuisine at our resort and later in the evening at their rooftop bar.  It is a very sophisticated, yet playful dress that can be dressed up or worn casual.  This was made very well and the fabric is substantial but light enough for the sunny location.  I was very happy with this dress.  You can find so many great dresses on their site in addition to maxi dresses.  I especially like maxi dresses because I like to think they make me look taller :)  I had my large brimmed hat for those sunny hours and wore blue espadrilles to match.  I had such a great time on this trip and having a new dress to wear on vacation is always a plus.  I will share more about Cancun soon!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Astoria Finds: Astoria Performing Arts Center

One of the great aspects of the City of New York is the amount of culture and arts that are available here.  You can see a different Broadway show every day of the week.  Fortunately, you don't have to go all the way to Manhattan to enjoy the arts.  Right here in Astoria, the Astoria Performing Arts Center is bringing amazing works of arts and talent to our local neighborhood.  Their mission is to bring high quality theater to Astoria, Queens and support local youth and senior citizens.  They produce premieres and revivals of plays and musicals and also develops new works through workshops and readings.  

I had the privilege of attending the revival of Raisin, the musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.  The original won the 1974 Tony for Best Musical and won a Grammy for Best Score.  APAC's production is the first reproduction since its initial run on Broadway.  The cast is incredible and makes this reproduction a treat to the eyes and ears.  This show was tremendous and the most moving performance I have ever seen.  This performance was compelling and had me spellbound from the first moment it began.  I highly recommend seeing this before it is over.  This will be on only for one more week and everyone should definitely make this a priority.  I am so thankful that the Astoria Performing Arts Center is bringing such quality and talent to our neighborhood.  Click here to find tickets!

Raisin in the Sun APAC
Seated: Ebony Williams-Oliver (Lena Younger), Standing: Chinua B. Payne (Travis Younger) and Brandi Knox (Ruth Younger)

Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry
L-R: Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Lena Younger), Sarita Amani Nash (Beneatha Younger), Brandi Knox (Ruth Younger) and Warren Nolan Jr. (Walter Lee Younger)

Monday, May 1, 2017

SheIn - Polka Dot Maxi Dress

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Even though I am petite, I love to wear maxi dresses.  They are so comfortable and make me feel so elegant.  I also like that they elongate my body.  The off the shoulder trend is still here and makes this dress perfect for spring.  I received this polka dot maxi dress is from SheIn, on online retailer that sells affordable trendy clothing.  This is my second piece from that site and I am very happy with it.  Many people may find it hard to shop from sites that do not have a physical store but I have had positive experiences with them and have highlighted four reasons to shop at SheIn below. 
  • Affordable:  SheIn offers trendy pieces at great prices.  I believe it is important to invest in staples but if you want to wear a trend that may go out of style as quickly as it came in, it makes more sense to be economical about it.  Here you are able to try different trends without breaking the bank.
  • Free Shipping:  Shipping costs can add up and you end up paying more than expected for one piece of clothing.  SheIn offers free shipping and returns with no minimum amount and free express shipping for orders over $99.
  • On-Trend:  You can find every current trend on this site.  They cater to the young fashionable woman who wants to stay on top of the latest trends. 
  • Product:  For the low prices you pay, one might expect the quality to be poor but in my experience, each piece has been well made and fit perfectly.   The sizing dimensions are listed and you get a well made product in the mail.  
Lastly, I would recommend purchasing from this site.  I am very happy with this maxi dress and can't wait to wear it more often this spring.  This will be my go to maxi dress!

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