Talk of Alabama Fashion Segment: Closet Organization and Budget-Friendly Products under $25

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Talk of Alabama:  ABC 3340 and share budget-friendly closet organization tips.

One way to boost your overall mood is with an organized closet.  There are so many benefits to managing your clothing and accessories:

  1. Save money on your wardrobe without re-buying the same items.
  2. Reduce the clutter with visually seen items.
  3. You will dress better because items are at your fingertips.
  4. It creates more space in your home.

Organizing your closet can be overwhelming but with the right set of tools, this can be a fun project!  Grab your best girlfriends or Fashion Stylist and start sorting those shirts and accessories.

While on-air, I showcased products that can be purchased from Target and Amazon.  The list included non slip hangers, cascading hooks, plastic baskets, over-the-door hook, shoe bag, and wall-mounted jewelry canvas.

Click on the link to view the segment: Talk of Alabama | Closet Organization | Kim West

New 90’s Inspired Indie Hair Care Line From Goes National

Maya Smith, Black-Female Creative Director, Stylist, Inventor, Innovator, Natural Hair Advocate and Mom of 5, takes her indie hair care line, The Doux® to mass market with brilliant 90’s hip-hop inspired packaging that cannot be ignored. After two decades researching and mastering natural curls; Maya delivers a brand that shows naturally curly hair who’s boss. Check out her story and this awesome new brand getting blogger buzz and blowing up online.

THE AWESOME STORY BEHIND THE DOUX:

There’s something NEW for girls with natural curls of all types and textures. The Doux® (pronounced The Do) is a “new school” modern hair care system with an “old school edge.” With packaging that is bold and bright and product titles inspired by 90’s hip-hop and pop culture, The Doux is a bold new line that took two decades to perfect for those seeking a way to smoothing curly, kinky, and wavy hair into both, curly or straight styles.

Created by Maya Smith, a 25-year celebrity stylist, and International Curl Master, The Doux was first launched in Europe in 2011 in response to her passion for helping people master the hair they were born with. STRAIGHT, NATURAL, CURLY, or RELAXED, according to The Doux, if you grew it, it’s ALL GOOD. “I was living in Germany at the time, had my own salon there and my specialty was helping clients to transition to a relaxer-free lifestyle. I’m obsessed with people maximizing the potential of the hair they were born with. Mastering curls is my passion and purpose,” explains Smith.

The people felt her passion through her products. The Doux blew up overseas so much so that it caught the attention of media in the USA such as Black Enterprise and Essence Magazine. “Once we started getting press in the states the demand for The Doux was incredible. I had to return to the states and see this vision through,” Maya Smith explains. In 2014, Maya opened The DOUX Salon™ in Macon Georgia’s historic Downtown district and started selling her professional grade products at her salons and online.

Fast-forward three years and a lot of work and dedication, The Doux arrived in select Target stores nationwide in the winter of 2017 to 2018; no easy feat for an indie brand. “We are so excited to bring The Doux to the masses. It’s 20 years in the making. We listened to 20 years of feedback from actual clients from Minneapolis to Morocco. We listened to what people wanted, a salon grade, a high quality product that delivered on its promises. Helping people to manage and maintain their natural hair and celebrate their own bold, unique style is what the last 25 years of my professional life has been about,” Maya Smith shares.

The Doux also redesigned its packaging, with the intention to disrupt the category. Maya did all the of the package design herself bold with bright colors, which is the opposite of the more subdued look you see on the shelves currently. “I’m a fan of 90’s rap so I wanted to incorporate lyrics and titles in the packaging,” adds Smith. With titles such as Bonita Afro Balm, Mousse Def, Sucka Free, Fresh Rinse, and The Light, The Doux will most definitely catch the eyes of Millennials and Gen X’ers alike.

The Doux is now available at select Target stores and online at TheDoux.com

Shampoo and Conditioner 

*SUCKA FREE™ Moisturizing Shampoo, *FRESH RINSE™ Conditioner

Sulphate & Paraben-free Shampoo and Conditioning Duo with Shea Butter & Sea Silk. A gentle cleansing system for thick, dry, or color-treated hair. Ultra-hydrating conditioner has an amazing slip for easy detangling. Sea silk smooths the cuticle, leaving hair frizz-free and full of body. MSRP: $12.99 each.

Stylers:

*BONITA AFRO BALM™ Shine Enhancing Texture Cream Delivers shine and manageability for pixies, Afro’s, tapered cuts, and twist/braid/coil sets. Certified organic botanicals, alcohol & paraben free. MSRP: $15.99.

*MOUSSE DEF™ Texture Foam Non-flaking mousse gives definition to curly styles without stiffness, cloudiness, or crunch. Soy proteins and natural humectants make this humidity-resistant styling aid ideal for thermal styling as well. MSRP: $14.99

*THE LIGHT™ Shine Mist Preserves color and protects hair from heat styling. Reduces drying time and delivers weightless shine to finished looks. Adds natural luster to natural styles. Infused with Black Cacao, Passion Fruit, and Palm Oil. MSRP: $14.99.

The Doux is now available at select Target stores and online at TheDoux.com

Target Style – Red Cable Sweater and Faux Leather Leggings

There are so many reasons why I adore this holiday outfit.  Number one, I had no idea what to wear while visiting my family for the holiday season.  Number two, I was striving to look stylish and comfortable.  Number three, I’m a mom of two boys (and stepson) and my holiday budget consisted of several additional gifts.

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I was pressed for time and needed to finish packing!  On a last-minute shopping trip (for wrapping paper) I spotted this gorgeous red cable pull-over sweater in Target.  It was on sale and paired nicely with my faux leather leggings.  I also wore my Guess booties for a chic, edgey look.

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Both pieces can be worn with a variety of different items; such as a classic button-down shirt, denim jacket, or fur vest.  The possibilities are endless!  I love it when a great fashion moment happens on a budget.

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Adam Lippes Plaid Collection for Target

It is all about plaid at Target – the perfect look to kick off the fall season!

Available now, shoppers can pick up their favorites in this trendy print, from clothing to kitchen accessories and more.  With over 360 items to choose from there is something for everyone, whether decorating a living space or grabbing the perfect hosting gift.

And it doesn’t stop there!  Launching on September 27th is the buzz-worthy Adam Lippes Collection, a limited-time line of more than 50 items emblazoned with the designer’s interpretation of Buffalo plaid. The collection includes women’s and men’s apparel, shoes, accessories and home décor items.

Shoppers will need to act fast to get their hands on Adam Lippes must-haves:

  • Apparel: Grid & wear it like never before! We have something for the entire family – Kids (Boys & Girls), Women and Men will all be able to rock chic plaid-adorned outfits this fall.
  • Home Décor: Let plaid take over your home this fall with the Adam Lippes Home Décor collection – Stag Heads, Throw Towels, Pillows, Rugs and Lamps will be sure to delight as you crisscross the house with tons of modern yet unique pieces draped in plaid.
  • The Unexpected: From paper towels to Coke bottles and a Fitbit, we will have something that will surprise your readers in a way that only Target can.

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ALDO and Target Introduce an A+ Collection

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It’s an exciting week at Target! They’ve tapped the accessories aficionados over at ALDO Group with the launch of a fresh and fun new line dubbed A+.

The inaugural fall collection features 17 pieces like sleek-heeled booties and sparkly flats for women, rubber-soled leather lace-ups and dress shoes for men, and even a few new handbags at prices you won’t be able to resist. The collection will update seasonally, so you will never be at a loss for stylish additions to their wardrobe!

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1. Coming Soon From A+
2. Men’s BILLYKIRK Leather Belt
3. Men’s Slim Straight Mossimo Supply Co. Khaki Pants
4. Men’s Plaid Blue Mossimo Supply Co. Shirt

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5. Coming Soon From A+
6. WeSC Men’s 3-Pack Bike Crew Socks
7. Men’s Mossimo Supply Co. Field JacketMen’s Athletic Fit Jeans
8. Men’s Blue Chambray Merona Shirt

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9. Coming Soon From A+
10. Men’s TKO Leather Strap Watch
11. Men’s Button-Down Merona Shirt
12. Men’s Athletic Fit Levi’s Jeans

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13. Coming Soon From A+
14. Women’s Two Row Gold Necklace 
15. Women’s Mossimo Supply Co.Tapered Pant
16. Women’s Long Sleeve Top

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17. Coming Soon From A+
18. Earth Wood Sanibel Unisex Sunglasses
19. Coming Soon From A+
20. Women’s Knit Sleeveless Midi Dress

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21. Eddie Borgo for Target Cuff Bracelets
22. Coming Soon From A+
23. Women’s Merona Printed Crepe Cami
24. Women’s Mossimo Crop Boyfriend Jean

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Target Beauty Box Launch – Fall 2015

Love sampling the latest beauty products?  Apparently lots of people do which is why Target announced the release of another much-anticipated Beauty Box on September 8th!  This Beauty Box goes for $7 and will more than likely sell out in a few days.

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Target Beauty Box includes:

Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner:
Lightweight spray offers a protective barrier against damage for fragile, color-treated or relaxed hair.
Retail value: $3.99 – Sample size included in box

Curls Créme Brule Whipped Curl Cream:
A cream styler that defines, de-frizzes, and moisturizes tresses, leaving curls soft without hold.
Retail value: $2.99 – Sample size included in box

Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum:
A lightweight, fast-absorbing serum that tames frizz and keeps curls defined.
Retail value: $5.99 – Full Size included in box

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil:
Oil-based lotion restores moisture and shine to color treated or chemically processed hair.
Retail value: $3.99 – Sample size included in box

Aquaphor Healing Ointment:
Multipurpose ointment helps soothe and protect dry, chapped or irritated skin.
Retail value: $1.99 – Sample size included in box

Colgate® Optic White® Platinum Express™ White Toothpaste:
Breakthrough formula whitens teeth in just three days, with best results after 4 weeks.
Retail value: $1.00 – Sample size included in box

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Striped Knit Top and Jeans – Chic Look

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Sunglasses: Ray-ban| Striped Top:  Target | Watch:  Michael Kors

On this particular day I didn’t know what to wear; I grabbed my blazer, big earrings, and pumps.  I’m not sure if it’s the back – to – school rush or post vacation hustle but I just couldn’t pull it together!

When all else fails (and my brain’s on overload) I lean towards a chic look.  You can’t go wrong with a striped knit top, fitted jeans, pumps, and classic watch.  Don’t forget to throw on your sunglasses, fluff your hair and hold your head high because confidence is always in style.

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Homemade Salad Dressing: Lifestyle Tip and Summer Option

Two weeks ago I was preparing lunch and realized there was no salad dressing.  I instantly became upset because my salad was delicious and wanted the full experience.  My mind began to wonder and that’s when I created my own dressing!  Honestly, homemade salad dressing is a healthier option because there’s no added sodium or fat.  You can regulate the ingredients according to your individual diet.

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Mandarin Salad – Favorite Salad Option

My recipe started with the base ingredients such as olive oil, salt, pepper, Coleman’s mustard, parsley, and vinegar; there’s so much more to make your dressing appealing.  Homemade salad dressing can be prepared in less than 15 minutes and in larger quanities.  It’s also delicious with (other) afternoon snack options such as tuna, veggies, cheese, and crackers.

It’s almost summer which means we want quick healthy meals.  Consider making homemade salad dressing to compliment snacks, lunch, or dinner!

Quick Girl’s Classic Vinaigrette Dressing

 

1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar

 

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

1 tablespoon Coleman’s Mustard

 

 

1/8 teaspoon pepper

 

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

 

Preparation:

 

Combine ingredient’s in a bowl and whisk.  Don’t forget your salad dressing maker and other tools from Target!
Salad Dressing Maker
Salad Dressing Maker

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Launches on Sunday – Limited Time Only

With a collection of 250 resort-inspired pieces across multiple categories, including apparel, shoes and accessories for women and girls, home goods and cosmetics, Lilly Pulitzer is sure to sweep fashion lovers away with their fun summer prints. The best part? You won’t have to spend a fortune to look Palm Beach perfect. All items range from $2 to $250 and can easily take you from daytime chic to night-time glam.

Shop the Lilly Pulitzer Collection at Target!

Be fabulous in bright colors and bold patterns with Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Shoppers will need to act fast to get their hands on Lilly Pulitzer must-haves:

  • Shimmering accessories: You’ve never seen so many ways to dress yourself in head-to-toe Lilly. Start with one of the essential lace-accented shift dresses, add espadrilles and finish with a chic headscarf or printed bobby pins to take your look all the way to the finish line.
  • Glam barware: Swizzle sticks in silver and gold, tinted glass champagne coupes and the kickiest Collins glasses. Anyone for Mai Tais?
  • Curated cosmetics: An assortment of exclusive L’Oreal lipsticks and Essie nail polishes, just for this collaboration, will help complete your look.

 

Check out the complete Lilly Pulitzer Look Book here.

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target and REDCard

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If you’re a huge fan of the Lilly Pulitzer brand I’m sure you’re waiting for the launch of their collection at Target.  The collaboration’s expected to start on April 19, 2015; sharing Spring and Summer essentials for fashion girls everywhere.  If you’re near a local target, you can share in the fun!

The best part about this collection is that it’s reasonably priced, ranging from shimmering accessories (and clothing) between $2.00 and $250.00.  That’s a huge deal for Lilly fans because now you’re able to purchase the same quality merchandise for Target’s super low price.

The prints are fun and cheeky, perfect introduction to get us excited about summer.  As stated by Lilly Pulitzer herself, “Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.”

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Also, if you’re interested in saving 5% every day don’t forget to sign up for Target’s REDcard.  Additional details are below:

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  • 5% off every day
  • Free shipping at Target.com (no minimum purchase)
  • Extended returns — 30 extra days
  • Up to 1% of purchases go to school of your choice
  • The online application process for debit and credit has immediate approval (except for some debit applications that require a few days to confirm a bank account)
  • REDcard holders can easily check their credit card account balance, make a payment, review past statements, check their debit card transaction history and manage their PIN. They also get to enjoy exclusive offers available only to REDcard holders.