Camo, Pleats, & The Cooper-Young Festival

Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-QThis weekend’s cold front didn’t stop me from enjoying The Cooper-Young Festival.  The chill and a little peek of the sun were the perfect setting for a Saturday afternoon stroll through midtown Memphis.

Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-11 Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-QThere was music, lots of local, eclectic gifts and ‘whatnots’, and everyone’s favorite festival food.  I didn’t partake, but apparently, Wild Bill’s Old Fashioned Soda Pop was a hit with unlimited refills and the nostalgic tin can cups.  My favorite is always the cool, refreshing shaved ice stand.  The sun came out just in time for me to need a little cooling off.  Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-7Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-6 Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-12My style game plan was cool and girly.  I decided to pair a camo printed tee with ladylike pleats.  White Chuck Taylors were perfect for walking and my silver accessories seemed to attract many a photo bomber.  Fun times.  Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-1The Starting Lineup ~ Camo Tee: J. Crew | Skirt: J. Crew | Sneakers: Converse | Crossbody bag: Rebecca Minkoff |  Mani: CND Vinylux ‘Rock Royalty’ | Lip Color: MAC Rihanna Viva Glam 2

Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q Photos: @Shivers3000

Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-3 Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-15Cooper-Young-Fest-Memphis-According-To-Q-2I fell in love with this booth selling vintage eyeglass frames.  I don’t wear glasses, but that didn’t stop me from trying on a few pairs.  It was truly heaven for cat-eye lovers.

According to Q, Pairing ‘tough’ and feminine is unexpectedly chic! The toughness of camo with feminine pleats was the perfect mix for a fall festival!  Next up, leather and lace!

Yours in Stilettos,



Living for the Weekend (Sept 12-14)

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 9.24.07 AMIt’s sooo much happening this weekend!  There’s a little something for everybody, so don’t miss out.  Here we go…

All Weekend

  • The 25th Annual Southern Heritage Classic.  Business Conference, Battle of the Bands, Parade, Tailgating, Football Game, College Fair, Greek Show, and so much more.  These are just a few of the events that are a part of this annual HBCU classic between Tennessee State University & Jackson State University!  Find more info here and take your pick.  Fun times!Southern-Heritage-Classic-25th-According-To-Q
  • Levitt Shell Fall Concert Series (7-9pm).  All ages are welcome to enjoy great live music in Overton Park.  Friday: Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers.  Saturday: Bluff City Jazz Project. Sunday: The Duhks.  This event is free (but donations are accepted!)

Friday, Sept 5

  • Movie Night at Beale St. Landing.  The Riverfront Development Corporation will be hosting a series of free movie nights through October.  A 24-foot screen will show a movie while Riverfront Bar & Grill and Parker’s Food Truck provide concessions.  This week’s showing is Diary of a Wimpy Kid (my son loves this book series).  Again, this movie night is FREE and starts at sunset!  You can’t bring picnic baskets, coolers, or pet, but you can grab a blanket or lawn chair and relax while enjoying a movie next to the Mighty Mississippi.

Saturday, September 6

  • Cooper-Young Festival (9a-7p).  Enjoy midtown Memphis while experiencing live music and local artists selling loads of local goods.  For more info about the event and the musical lineup, go here.


  • Downtown Museum Day 2014.  Get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with some great Memphis museums and attractions.  Admission prices will be reduced or free for one day! It’s the perfect opportunity for some history and culture.  Go here to see the full list of participating museums.
  • VESTA Kitchen, Bath, & Remodeling Show (9am).  The Agricenter International will host it’s annual presentation for all DIY and interior design enthusiasts.  For a mere $5, witness remodeling and renovation projects first hand from 9am-7pm on Saturday & 9am-5pm on Sunday.

Sunday, Sept 7

  • International Hair Fest (1-5pm)A hair show in Handy Park will benefit St. Jude Children’s hospital.  The event will include talent acts, a hair show (of course), music, and giveaways.  It’s family friendly and the only admission is what you donate from the heart.

Don’t forget, you can always check the Memphis Flyer, I Love Memphis Blog or Choose 901 for details on more events!  If you know of other interesting events, please leave a comment!

Which events are you interested in attending?

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a SUPER weekend!

Yours in Stilettos,




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