Macys Holiday 2015 Gift Guide

Macys has some wonderful gift options for the holiday season.  They’re one of my favorite retailers and I’m looking forward to purchasing goodies.

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To jump start our shopping list, take a look at the Holiday 2015 Gift Guide (below.)  Also, don’t forget to stay connected to the retailer for upcoming Black Friday Sales, Coupons, and Deals.

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Vince Camuto and Tommy Bahama – Summer Fragrances

End of summer is quickly approaching and we know every girl is looking to feel and smell their best as they celebrate the close of the season. Whether its drinks with friends on a chic rooftop, date night with that special someone or a beach side Labor Day party, Tommy Bahama and Vince Camuto have the perfect fragrances to give off those summer vibes with a simple spray.

Bella Vince Camuto captures the seduction of the summer, with floral and feminine notes while Tommy Bahama Island Life for Her offers an aromatic summer retreat infusing fresh fruit and floral notes.

Bella Vince Camuto (3.4 oz – SRP $78.00)

Bella Vince Camuto possesses sweet top notes of Italian Bergamor, succulent Peach Nectar, Pear and cooling Lemon Ice combined with vibrant mid notes of Strawberry Flower, Nectarine Blossoms, and Jasmine Water and is rounded out by a woody base palette of Solar Musk, White Amber, Sandalwood, Blonde Woods andCaramelized Woods.

Bella Vince Camuto is currently available at major retailers nationwide

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Tommy Bahama Island Life for Her (3.4oz – $78.00)

Tommy Bahama Island Life for Her possesses luscious notes of Juicy Pear and sparkling Mandarin, blended playfully with the warmth ofStar Anise on top of a fresh bouquet of White Rose, Peony and Peach Blossom blooms, while the scent is rounded out by Vanilla Bean,Sandalwood and Musk.

Tommy Bahama Island Life for Her is available online and in-store at Macy’s

 

 

Michael Kors Faux Wrap Dress – Classic Style

Last week I shared my personal shopping experience at Macys in Annapolis Mall. Let me start by saying, everyone should explore this service!  It’s easy to book and makes your shopping experience a little more pleasant.  After chit chatting with Teresa and discussing upcoming fall trends (I’m still thinking about those pumps) I entered into the dressing room with several delightful items.  She selected a range of garments to suit my lifestyle from jeans, handbags, sunglasses, skirts, and suits.

The one item that captured my heart was a gorgeous wrap dress designed from The MICHAEL, Michael Kors Collection.  I didn’t select the dress because of the brand; but the style was more important.  This High and Low, Faux Wrap Dress complimented my figure and curves.  One thing I’ve shared on this site is that I’m petite and curvy (like the other Kim West) so I’m very meticulous about my style needs.

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The fabric texture also felt great on my skin and silhouette’s classy (and sexy.)  Ultimately, I was very pleased with the garment.  I also have the perfect pair of pumps to wear with this dress for definition, height, and movement.

In addition to selecting the dress, I also picked up a pair of rose gold earrings and skin care products from the Lancome counter. Overall, it was a great day to be a girl and play around in fashion!

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To book an appointment with Teresa Borradaile, see her contact information:

Email – teresa.borradaile@macys.com

Telephone – 410-224-4758 ext. 235#

Macys Westfield Annapolis: Personal Style Session and Photos

Macys has always been one of my favorite retailers.  For me, it’s more than just the mere act of shopping but I lean towards the overall experience.  I like the store layout, they carry my favorite brands, and the prices are affordable (and the coupons) are amazing!

One hidden secret that many shoppers may not know is that Macys has an in-store styling consultant.  This is a wonderful service at specific stores (nationwide) that can benefit any busy mom, professional, or lady on the go!

My on-site store was located in Annapolis, Maryland where Teresa Borradaile assisted me in selecting a few items. The process began with a simple phone call; Teresa asked me a series of questions about my size, personal style, and favorite colors.  From there, I arrived at her office where she pulled together several looks and accessories. Some of the brands included Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, INC International Concepts, and Vince Camuto.

I was pleasantly surprised because we only had a 10 minute conversation and Teresa narrowed down my personal style with about ten looks!  She also explained the process of scheduling time with her consulting service which is Monday – Friday during the store hours. Clients can enjoy refreshments, try on garments, and purchase items in her office.  Another fabulous tip, she also assists with wedding registry from selecting gowns and tuxedos to bridal party gifts.

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Overall, this was an amazing experience and I truly encourage everyone to schedule time with a Macys Personal Stylist.  Last note, if you’re like me and can’t make a final decision about a product, your personal shopper can hold items and allow you time to make a purchase.  Visit www.macys.com and schedule time to enjoy this VIP Service at Macys Westfield Annapolis.

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Macys Fall 2015 Lookbook

 

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TRENDS FALL 2015 

COUNTRY LIFE

Autumnal hues. Effortless silhouettes. Fresh patterns. The great outdoors beckon to be explored. Utility meets luxe with cool outerwear, flight pants, jumpsuits and the inclusion of rustic-inspired heritage fabrics like plaids and tweeds.

GLOBAL ATTRACTIONS

The inspiration for Fall’s worldly fashion: the people, prints, places and patterns. You’ll see eye-catching blanket fabrics for ponchos, while coats and utility jackets have a collectible feel. Embellishment is at the forefront with an art and craft vibe to make every piece unique.

WHITE MAGIC

Opt for this season’s collection of cool & crisp neutrals. White is the color of the moment. Layers are oversized and creatively reworked. Cocoon silhouettes lend a cozy feeling with soft textures and amplified volume. Midi skirts and oversized knits inject minimalism into easy looks, while new quilting and padding bring a fresh spin to casual chic.

BLACK MODERNISM

Sharp. Sophisticated. Stunning. There’s never been a better time to head over to the dark side. There’s a whole new attitude to head-to-toe black. Fabrics and texture are key with an unexpected combination of high-tech and luxe materials. Prints are a reflection of modern art, photo and hyper-realism, while athleisure silhouettes are combined with sleek asymmetric must-haves: the stacked set, the mod shift, the track pant, the new sweat and the bomber.

ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS

As fashion’s latest muse, it’s all about creating your personal sense of style. A kaleidoscope of unexpected, vibrant hues are the new color therapy. Pop art sets the mood for graphic, virtually surrealistic prints. Asymmetric shapes, sparkle bursts and fun furs beget the trend’s wild side.

PURPLE PASSION

The color purple reigns everywhere this season — and it’s not just for key statement piece. From the palest of lilacs to the boldest amethyst, this alluring hue is having a crowning moment this season.

GOLD

All that glitters is gold this holiday season! From luxe chain-link jewelry and sparkling handbags to metallic sweaters and sequined frocks, each item on your wish list is guaranteed to have the Midas touch. Come party time, make a shining statement with this 24-karat color in celestial motifs, shimmery dresses and embellished accessories.

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About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Pandora Jewelry Partnership With Go Red Baltimore Luncheon

PANDORA is a proud partner of the American Heart Association, Mid Atlantic Regional Chapter. With the recent move of their headquarters to 250 W. Pratt Street, the company’s refocusing their efforts on our local sponsorships and maintaining our philanthropic presence in the city.

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The Go Red Baltimore Luncheon occurred on June 5, 2015 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.  The luncheon strived to educate Maryland women on proper heart health while raising funds for heart disease research and treatment.

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Summer 2015 Survival Kit: Skin care, Drink Options, and BBQ Set

Summer is around the corner and we’ve compiled your SUMMER 2015 SURVIVAL KIT!

From the latest in skin care to refreshing drink options, milkshake machines and more, below are summer-perfect items to get you through every last sun shining day.

Coconut Oil For Beauty: While most people associate coconut oil with cooking, Extra Virgin Coconut oil actually has a variety of beauty uses and this trendy item can multipurpose as a moisturizer, hair conditioner, teeth whitener, shaving cream, and natural sunscreen. Moreover, most folks would agree that the right facial mask is one that contains coconut oil. Pure, unrefined, and cold pressed, this Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Carrington Farms coconut oil comes in convenient, portable Paks, so it’s great for toting to the beach or a pool. As an added bonus, coconut oil has been shown to help prevent breakouts, so you won’t have to worry about unwanted blemishes. Priced at $9.99/8- 0.5 oz packets per box at select retailers and online at www.CarringtonFarms.com

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Organic Beach Towels: In Turkey, where bathing has been raised to an art, khadi is the traditional choice for toweling. Coyuchi’s Mediterranean Beach Towels are traditional lightweight Turkish bath towels with a high/low weave for excellent absorption. Woven from yarn dyed organic cotton and edged in hand-knotted fringe. Cotton is 100% organic, and sourced and woven in Turkey. Priced at $68 at coyuchi.com

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Travel Friendly Wine: VOGA Italia’s Baby Sparkling is a mini sized sparkling wine- perfectly portioned for one! With a unique screw top cap, you can easily open and reseal while enjoying a summer picnic lunch or day at the beach! For extra cute enjoyment, pop in a straw and enjoy. No glass needed. Priced at $5.99 at select retailers nationwide.

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Hydrating Coconut Water: Coco Joy is naturally rich in nutrients and hydrating electrolytes and full of sweet flavor from all natural, pure coconut water made from 100% pure green coconuts that contain no added sugar and no preservatives. It’s gluten, lactose and dairy free and is the perfect cool companion to rejuvenate after a day spent under the sun. It delivers antioxidants, calcium and magnesium and has fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than sports drinks. Coco Joy is brand new to the US and is available on Amazon.com. Priced at $1.90 for 8.40 fl. oz cans and $3.90 for 42 fl. oz. bottles.

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Portable BBQ Set: You’ve got the beverages, now what about the eats? Prepare a serious BBQ at your local park or favorite outdoor spot with All-Clad Stainless Steel BBQ Set. The set includes 4 grilling tools in a sturdy, metal carrying case for easy transport of tools to the grilling area. Priced at $119 at www.macys.com.

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Milkshake Machine: Nothing’s better on a hot summer day than a creamy milkshake! Now with Omega’s milkshake makers you can bring the fun home! The extra-large Stainless Steel blending cup clicks on and off for ease-of-use and serving. The powerful motor and detachable spindle aerates mixtures into frothy, smooth textures for superior whipping results. Priced at $179.95- 399.95 at www.OmegaJuicers.com

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Hot-Weather Ready Pillow: Get your beauty sleep…even on a hot summer night. JuveRest’s The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow’s contoured shape provides comfortable support and improved air circulation around your head keeping you cooler at night. Plus, its patented design minimizes facial wrinkles by promoting back sleeping and compression-free side sleeping. Priced at $179 at www.juverest.com

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Mother’s Day 2015 – Chic Fragrance Gift Ideas

This Mother’s Day, celebrate the woman in your life with a scent that will take the guess work out of gift-giving. Whatever her most unforgettable, beloved quality, there’s a perfect scent for her:

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  • Killer Queen Spring Reign by Katy Perry: Perfect for the mom that is young at heart, this limited edition floral fragrance opens with notes of pink freesia, violet petals and cassis. Heart notes of natural davana and May flower rose balance out the woody base of cashemeran and cederwood oil (30ML /$39.00; 100ML/$59.00, mass retailers).

 

  • Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga: Give your mysterious and daring mother the intoxicating scent of Lady Gaga’s newest fragrance. Built around a beautiful heart of white violet, this scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather ($34.00, mass retailers).
  • Beyoncé Heat Wild Orchid: For the fierce and feminine mom, this enticing scent both invites and intoxicates those who encounter it. The fragrance opens with a sparkling allure of the tantalizing trio of pomegranate, coconut water and boysenberry. Honeysuckle and blooming magnolia frame the butterfly orchid to create a bold bouquet. The base showcases simmering sexy notes of blond woods, skin musks and gilded amber adding to its sensuality (15ml/0.5 oz $20, mass retailers).

 

Don’t forget about dad on this holiday. For the refined father who is always there for you, give him a fragrance that captures his greatest qualities –Nautica LIFE. With notes of sea salt, marine seamoss and natural violet lead, Nautica LIFE unleashes a revitalizing splash of energy while creating a blissful feeling of magnetism and seduction ($62,50, Macy’s).

Don’t forget to purchase a beautiful bracelet for under $60 from www.stelladot.com