ICYMI: Alexis features CureDiva on Talk of Alabama

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I had an “AMAZING” time featuring CureDiva on ABC 33/40′s Talk of Alabama last Friday morning!

Click HERE to see the video, in which I share a travel purse with ice pack from Hot Girls Pearls ($16), a fan from Fancy Hands Fans ($21), non-toxic nail polish ($16) and remover  ($6) by Acquarella, and a two piece turban set from Titillating Turbans, $60 (the pink set shown is not online, but there are similar options available).

It was such a privilege to share these products, as well as the mission of CureDiva, which provides a lifestyle products, a supportive online community and BreastCancer.org’s edcuational resources for breast cancer survivors.

Xo, Alexis

Screenshots via ABC 33/40

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Must-see TV: Alexis Barton to talk CureDiva on ABC 33/40

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Darlings, if you’re in the Birmingham area, please tune into ABC 33/40′s Talk of Alabama this Friday (March 7)during the 9:00 AM CST hour! I’ll be appearing live with hosts Ebony Hall and Nicole Allshouse to share some very special products from CureDiva with viewers! You don’t want to miss it!

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CureDiva.com

“CureDiva is here to revolutionize the lifestyle of women coping with breast cancer and its after effects. It is a stylish feminine environment, uniting a one-stop-shop and community, and offering a holistic answer to all the non-medical needs of 1 out of 8 women in the world.

Shop with CureDiva: find all the stylish answers – especially designed and selected – to enable you with stylish living through your breast cancer journey.” – CureDiva.com

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected in some form by cancer, either through personal diagnosis or supporting a loved one through their own. My family has lost several loved ones to cancer, and I was saddened to have a god-aunt pass away early last month.  It is an honor to share CureDiva’s mission and products with you, and I hope you’ll tune in to Talk of Alabama tomorrow morning.

Images via ABC 33/40 and SheKnows.com

Spend or Splurge?

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These will put a definite  SPRING in your step…

I’ve said before that a nude pump is an essential part of a well-considered wardrobe, but I’m adding this Spring’s hot sandal – the open-toed bootie - to the list as well. Yes, it elongates the leg just like its more subdued sister, but it adds a touch of undeniable sizzle that makes a basic black pencil skirt or even denim and a tee look fresh and edgy.

I’ll take either of these: The “Lexington” by Rachel Roy, originally $325/now $199, in natural leather with a 4″ heel or ZARA’s Leather High Heel Ankle Boot sandal with scalloped detailing, $129.99. The intricate cutouts adorning both shoes add visual interest and keep these booties from reading “Little House on the Prairie.” At such a great price there’s really no “spend or splurge” debate; you should get the Rachel Roy’s in black and the Zara pair in natural!

With a shoes that make such a bold statement, it’s best to keep the rest of your ensemble simple, and the neutral shade means you’ll get a lot of mileage out of them this season. And it should go without saying that a recent pedicure would also be essential.

I wear an 8, if anyone’s feeling generous! *wink*

Happy shopping!

Best-dressed: Oscars 2014

We’re just here for Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), in a custom ice blue Prada pleated gown and gold and diamond headband by Fred Leighton.

As she so eloquently stated in her acceptance speech, “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” Go forth and dream as big as you can, darlings!

If you have not seen Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, I encourage you to do so. It’s a mature film for a mature audience, and one that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Images via Twitter (Follow SCDD there @SameChicSouth!)

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I refuse to wear nude pantyhose.
I refuse to blindly buy trend pieces that have a “blink and you’ll miss it” shelf life.
I refuse to buy things that don’t fit my budget.
I refuse to entertain drama.
I refuse to accept that life should be drudgery.
I refuse to settle for just existing.
I refuse to be a victim.
I refuse to not try.

What do you “refuse”?

To Do: Beauty Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Do you need to brush up on the latest in makeup? Join Saks Fifth Avenue for a Beauty Night Out tomorrow from 5:30 to 8:00 PM!

The Beauty Night Out will include a reception and teach the basics of makeup:
-skincare
-brush techniques
-highlight/contour
-day to night eye makeup

Tasha Deyampert and Tamarous Reynolds will facilitate the class and the reception will be hosted from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. The makeup class will begin at 6:15 PM.

To connect via social media, follow @Bhambeautys5a on Twitter, Birmingham Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue on Facebook and @Birminghambeautyats5a and @tashasmakeupbeautique on Instagram.

Saks Fifth Avenue is located at 129 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35243.

ICYMI: Macy’s ‘Eras of Black Style’ Event

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Last Saturday’s Eras of Black Style event at Macy’s/Riverchase Galleria was amazing! I had an awesome time from beginning to end!

It was such a treat being outfitted by celeb stylist Ryan Christopher and getting to talk style with Ebony Hall , co-anchor of ABC 33/40′s  Good Morning Alabama, Miss Black US Ambassador Jazmine Scroggins and Montgomery fashion designer and consultant Perry Varner!  I even got a little emotional when I was asked to share my journey as a fashion blogger.

It was such an honor to be asked to participate, and I enjoyed the Nathifa Dance Company’s spirited performance; enjoy the photos!

*What I wore: a Bar III colorblocked dress that I loved so much I took it home (check stores; not available online), Jessica Simpson ‘Cendini’ heels, a Vince Camuto chain link toggle bracelet and Jessica Simpson hoop earrings (similar, here).

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And still, we rise!

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THE VICTIMS OF RAPE HAVE MANY FACES.

Recent studies show that rape is still all
too prevalent. Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes. By the
age of 18, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be victimized.

- Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence

Same Chic Different Day is rising, releasing and dancing today on behalf of One Billion Rising. We’re rising ALL DAY LONG to celebrate the indomitable spirit of rape and sexual assault survivors everywhere and to focus global attention on the widespread impunity that still exists. Join us.

Check out One Billion Rising by clicking HERE.

Need support locally? Please visit the Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence and Rape Response for access to information, referrals and other supporting resources.

Celebrate decades of style with Macy’s this Saturday!

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Join Macy’s Riverchase Galleria as they salute decades of dynamic black style this Saturday!

This event will feature a fashion presentation and a discussion panel on the cultural influence of black style, hosted by ABC 33/40′s Ebony Hall and including Miss Black US Ambassador Jazmine Scroggins, Montgomery fashion designer and consultant Perry Varner…and yours truly!

Join us at 2:00 PM this Saturday, February 15 at Macy’s/Riverchase Galleria in the Style & Co. Department!

But that’s not all: you have until February 28 to enter Macy’s fab giveaway: a Delta Vacations trip for 2 to New York City (with hotel accommodations, round trip flights and a $1000 shopping spree)! For more details, visit www.macys.com/celebrate.

Preview: PETER PILOTTO for Target

Calling all Target shoppers!

Get ready for the launch of London design team Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos’  capsule collection PETER PILOTTO for Target, which hits stores February 9.  The collection includes separates, dresses, swimwear, shoes and accessories (including handbags and a beach towel). NET-A-PORTER will also carry selected items.

I’m loving the beautiful print details and classic lines, but have no plans to camp out at my local Target at 5 AM. I’ve learned the hard way that the quality of these items’ in terms of fabric and construction sometimes leaves much to be desired, so be aware of that if you plan to shop the collection.  Also, after pieces have left the shelves they may very well reappear in a Dirt Cheap near you…at a much lower price point than you paid in Target.   So I’ll take my time.

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My favorite from the launch? The Jacquard Dress in Red Iris print ($79.99).

Happy shopping!

All images via Target

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