In the Navy | Jumpsuit + Mixology

Coming across the color navy blue is a rare occurrence in my closet.  In fact, I can literally count on my hand how many pieces in this hue I own.  Four: a blazer, a pencil skirt that I never wear, a pair of pencil pants, and the most recent addition…this jumpsuit.

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Navy-jumpsuit-Gold-4 I wore this to Mixology.  An event hosted by the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals that fuses music, food, and art for an old-fashioned good time.  My style game plan was chic yet comfortable enough to mingle, sample some delicious dishes (with libations), and dance the night away.  I decided to let this beautiful navy color stand out with my favorite pair of statement shoes and gold accessories.

Navy-Jumpsuit-Gold-10The Starting Lineup ~ Jumpsuit: Tart via TJMaxx (option) | Shoes: Vince Camuto (old) (very cute option) | Clutch: Kate Spade | Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs (love these) | Lip: MAC Heroine | Mani-Pedi: CND Shellac ‘CityScape’ + Silver Foil Accents

Navy-Jumpsuit-MixologyAccording to Q, this fall is the perfect time to add navy blue to your closet.  This color is a fabulous closet staple that can be styled many different ways with many other colors.  Stay tuned for a new color obsession!

Yours in Stilettos,

According-To-Q Here are more pics of the event…

Mixology-Memphis-1Chef Ragen Oglesby of LadyFingers Catering Company

Mixology-MemphisGetting some dessert education! Yum!

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Mixology-Memphis-5The live band got the party started.

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Mixology-Memphis-4One of  favorite DJs (Devin Steele) doing his thing.

Of course, I had to snap some Real Style of Memphis…

mixology-styleL – The lovely Andrea Fenise in sequin shorts! M – Another jumpsuit sighting! R – Dapper from head to toe! Mixology-Memphis-style-4A lovely pairing of a kimono & Closet MVP boyfriend jeans!

Mixology-MemphisMis Amigas (via iPhone)!

Fun times indeed!

Wedding Style (on a Thursday)

The summer wedding season is still going strong, and the fall brides are anxiously awaiting their turn.  I will be attending the wedding of a longtime friend and her dream guy next weekend (that’s 3 down and 2 more to go.)  I don’t know about you, but whenever I receive an invitation, I immediately start thinking about what I’ll wear.  Well, the folks at Lover.ly have me thinking in a completely different direction.  I get to be a bride again!  I was asked to style a bridal look for a specific venue.  My choices were city glam, the beach, and a rustic setting.  My wedding (3 years ago) was on a beach in Mexico on the Riviera.  Just thinking of it makes me giggle.  While I loved it ( and would do it the exact same way again}, I’ve always wondered how I would’ve styled myself had I gotten married in Memphis.  City Glam would be perfect.

So go with me to the rooftop of the Madison Hotel, affectionately known as the Twilight Terrace, overlooking the mighty Mississippi with a gorgeous view of our famous bridge.  The month, April.  The time, sunset.  There would be a light breeze to welcome us with our closet family and friends.  The tables would be exquisitely dressed like this:

cityglamCan you picture it?  Breathtaking.  Just perfect.  Of course, I’d be a vision in none other than Ms. Vera Wang.  Makeup would be flawless.  Jewelry would be simple and classic.  I’d be naturally glowing on what would be one of the happiest days of my life.  Oh, and you know there HAS to be red Badgley Mischkas.

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No headpiece because that’s just not my thing.  Now that my hair is longer, I’d probably do some version of this:

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That’s my city glam wedding style in a nutshell.  What do you think?

Yours in Stilettos,

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