Ann Taylor Trench Coat – Fall Style

Today is officially the first day of fall! Be prepared to make a statement with the Classic Trench ($225) from the Ann Taylor ICON collection.

Ann Taylor Trench Coat

This timeless piece is designed with crisp, clean lines and is the perfect staple in your closet to transition into fall weather and feel perfectly pulled-together, rain or shine. Pair with any of the fall essentials such as the saddle bag or your favorite pair of skinny jeans for a confident look for any occasion.

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Kerry Washington – The Emmys 2015

I wanted to share Kerry Washington’s red carpet look (tonight) for The Emmys 2015.  Kerry stunned everyone in this gorgeous Marc Jacobs gown; the beading was absolutely amazing and screamed high fashion!

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Dress – Marc Jacobs

Shoes – Cassadei

Clutch – Salvatore Ferragamo

Jewels – Harry Winston

Photo was taken from Kerry Washington’s Instagram

South Moon Under – Anniversary Event Recap

South Moon Under hosted it’s 10 – year anniversary on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Harbor East.  The event was open to the public; guests had the opportunity to win giftcards, enjoy refreshments and listen to music from a live DJ.  There was also a photo booth available to take pictures and play around with cool props!

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More photos on IG @kwest1908

I attended the event (as media) to have a good time and enjoy the fashion of this hip store.  It’s the perfect spot for the girl who has her own style.  South Moon Under carries the latest brands such as Free People, Rebecca Minkoff, 7 for All Mankind, and Abbeline (to name a few.)  There’s something for everyone from home decor, jewelry, and accessories.  One can mix and match items to pull off a hot look; for example a faux leather baby doll dress paired with booties.  I’m looking forward to making South Moon Under my staple store for unique, fashionable pieces.

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Jessica Simpson Collection: 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Jessica Simpson celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection with an exclusive event held at the iconic Tavern On The Green in New York’s Central Park. The night commemorated the decade of the brands accomplishments, including the ten years of success Jessica’s fragrances have brought to the eponymous billion-dollar fashion and lifestyle empire. The event was attended by a number of notables who came together to toast this milestone for the brand including Martha Stewart, Catt Sadler and Louise Camuto.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Jessica Simpson attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Carly Steel attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Carly Steel attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Tim Baxter and Jessica Simpson attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Tim Baxter and Jessica Simpson attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Martha Stewart attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Martha Stewart attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Louise Camuto attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Louise Camuto attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Catt Sadler attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Catt Sadler attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)

Throughout her career Jessica has released over 10 scents including Signature, Fancy and her most recent launch, a limited edition capsule in honor of the anniversary, TEN which is available in stores  and online now retailing for $67.Jessica Simpson TEN possesses a captivating floral, fruity scent combined with a feminine and sophisticated undertone of vanilla infusion, white chocolate bean accord, sandalwood, tonka bean and driftwood. The bottle design mirrors the tenth anniversary theme with a single, elegant feather at the top, a symbol of the brand’s free spirited style and sense of modern Americana, with shimmering gold accents.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  A general view of atmosphere at the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern On The Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view of atmosphere at the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern On The Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  A general view of atmosphere at the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern On The Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view of atmosphere at the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern On The Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  A general view of atmosphere at the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern On The Green on September 9, 2015  in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view of atmosphere at the 10th anniversary of The Jessica Simpson Collection at Tavern On The Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)

South Moon Under Celebrates Anniversary in Harbor East

South Moon Under opened for business in Harbor East on September 1, 2005 as one the first apparel retailers to join the premier shopping destination.  To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, South Moon Under will host an in-store event from 6-9pm on September 10, 2015.

“We are great supporters of the new urbanism found in this area of Baltimore. Harbor East was then, and is now, a great example of a successful conversion of a neighborhood from semi industrial to vibrant residential and retail.  It’s a great place to live and work and shop.” says Frank Gunion, Founder and Owner of South Moon Under.

The anniversary event is open to the public and will feature an exclusive Haute Blow Dry braid bar, 20% off all purchases, gift bags for the first 25 guests and gift card giveaways during the event. There will be lite bites, refreshments and a live DJ.

WHAT:                   South Moon Under’s 10-Year Anniversary at Harbor East

WHEN:                   Thursday, September 10th, 2015 from 6-9pm

WHERE:                  South Moon Under | Harbor East

815 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

DETAILS:                http://on.fb.me/1JNlW4O

About South Moon Under (www.southmoonunder.com)

What began as a small surf shack in the summer of 1968 has since evolved into an upscale clothing retailer. Still privately owned, South Moon Under offers a well edited selection of men’s and women’s apparel, swimwear and accessories.   Whether online or in any of the 24 east coast locations, customers experience the  fun, comfortable, and high service environment instilled in the founding store over 40 years ago. By providing ever-evolving, carefully handpicked collections, South Moon Under is able to provide customers the opportunity to experience the excitement of confidently expressing their individual style. South Moon Under is a multi-brand boutique: Free People, Citizens of Humanity, Dolce Vita, UGG, FRYE, House of Harlow, RVCA, Swell, JBrand, Eight Sixty, BB Dakota, Nixon, Anna Beck, Scotch and Soda, and Project Social Tee, among many others. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter @southmoonunder

About Harbor East (www.harboreast.com)

Harbor East is home to some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences. Among its many eclectic attractions are fine dining restaurants, vibrant and unique shops, a world-class fitness center, seven-screen art house theatre, and the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Harbor East is also an inspiring place for business, providing a contemporary setting for world-class offices. Welcome to Harbor East – 12 square blocks of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, and harbor-side amazing.

Ann Taylor Safari Looks and Style

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Take a cue from celebrities like Diane Kruger and Olivia Wilde and be adventurous with your style by incorporating thesafari trend into your wardrobe.  Ann Taylor offers a variety of elevated khaki styles with cargo pockets and accessories in exotic and earthy palettes that are sure to spice up your ensemble.

Take on fierce femininity with a midi-skirt or flattering cargo skinny jeans paired with a light sweater or jacket for an easy, in between season look.

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Accentuate your look with printed flats or a tortoiseshell belt to make a statement. Add a pop of color to your neutrals with a pair of red pumps that will leave you looking sophisticated in your safari look.

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Target Lainee D’Orsay Pumps – Nude Pumps for Women of Color

I shared a post last month titled the “Nudes Pumps Collection Spring 2015.”  Since that time, I decided to research a collection of affordable nude pumps for women of color.  I love my red bottom shoes but we shouldn’t sacrifice cost for real fashion and style.

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After searching the internet for months (and canceling my shoe order) I found myself shopping at Target. Something told me to visit the shoe department because I am a sucker for a good sale. Sitting on the rack for $20.00 dollars was the Lainee D’Orsay Pumps!  I was super excited because although they’re not considered to be a nude pump, this shoe is the exact color of my skin complexion.

Lainee D‘Orsay Pumps

I like to wear nude pumps when I’m hosting Lifestyle Segments at the news station.  They’re also a great style option for attending fashion events or date night.  I have truly mastered the art of mixing “high and low end pieces” to create a total look.  For example, thrifted jeans with a Nordstrom bangle; dress from Target paired with a Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Lainee D‘Orsay Pumps

I also discovered the Melanie Classic Pumps which are very similiar to the Patent Red Sole Pump.  For future references, I will always visit Target to find a sale on stylish shoes!  Follow me on Instagram @kwest1908 to keep up with my shopping deals.

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BJs Wholesale Club: Seasonal Summer Products

I love high fashion, style, and interior design but I’m also a home economist.  It’s a personal connection to my Southern roots because we entertain, relax, and love our families at home.  With that in mind, it’s very important to select the right wholesale club to meet your family’s needs.

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I have shopped various wholesale clubs and recently learned that BJ’s fits the needs of my family.  The store carry’s sales (with coupons) on grocery items and provides a variety of seasonal merchandise such as outdoor swimming pools, glow solar laterns, wicker patio coolers, life jackets, and outdoor firepit.

A few of the products I purchased included SuperFoam Insulated Mega Tote, Chalkadoos, Flip Flops, Little Tikes Grill, Golf Shirt, and Ninja Turtle Interactive Game Rug.  Having those summer toys make any mom’s life a little easier!  For example, my boys enjoy endless hours of imaginary play with the Little Tikes Grill and the Interactive Game Rug can travel to the beach or playdate.

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Slip into your sandals and step out into the warmth of summer!  Make your backyard the envy of all with fun items for children, and don’t forget about the sunscreen!  BJ’s carries a range of sun care products from the leading brands of Neutrogena®, Coppertone®, and Banana Boat®. These products are in great value packs that help protect your family’s skin. Outdoor Fun Products include:

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Refer a friend to join BJ’s Wholesale Club and you’ll both receive a $10 BJ’s gift card when they join.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Complete this registration form, read and agree to the Offer Terms below, and click GO to register: https://tellyourfriendsrewards.com/users/sign_in
  2. Invite friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  3. Once a friend registers online using your link and joins BJ’s, you’ll each receive a $10 BJ’s Gift Card.

 

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