Oh, you didn’t make it to NYFW either?


Oh, you didn’t make it to NYFW either?

No worries, darlings! You know we’ve got you covered!

Thanks to modern technology (and Mercedes-Benz!), I  can watch the Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collections from the comfort of my home, in my pajamas!  I might even put on my aviators to get in the mood!  And you can, too: click HERE to view the hautest shows scheduled.  You can also check out a great listing and coverage via The Cut!

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Ask Alexis: Finders Keepers

Q: I’m loving Jersey Belle’s style! Where can I find the super cute graphic sweatshirt she wore on last week’s “Secrets of the South” episode? – Bama Belle

A: Bama Belle, here comes the boom! (See what I did there?) Birmingham’s latest reality star Jaime Primak Sullivan’s pop art French terry sweatshirt (pictured in part above) looks super similar to the one from Target’s previous 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration last fall, which originally sold for $29.99 but is no longer in stores. However, I suggest you search for it on eBay. Happy shopping!

Sidebar: Are you watching Jersey Belle, which airs tonight at 9 PM? I kind of like it; I admire Jaime’s outspoken personality!

Images via Target and Bravo


Do you have a question on matters of style or etiquette? Ask Alexis! Contact me via Twitter @SameChicSouth or via SCDD’s Facebook page!

No ma’am: Lifetime’s ‘Girlfriend Intervention’ is not ready for primetime

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

I’m all for helping people feel and look their best and live as stylishly as they choose, but Girlfriend Intervention is wrong on many levels. Packaging what can be an empowering process as helping an individual “find her inner black woman” is where this goes left. The show (which debuted on Lifetime last night) is rife with stereotypes that harm both black and white women, and it’s problematic for me that the resident “Soul Coach” was formerly comfortable fighting other women on Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club (I guess she found inner peace. Or something.). What exactly is a “soul coach”? Is that like Soul Seasoning (which YES, you can buy)? You just add a dash of sass or a neck roll and voila: you become a “sista”? Do you get extra credit if you can name all of the songs on Beyonce’s last album and braid hair?

Excuse me, but how exactly does this “teach these women how to embrace and celebrate their lives, speak their mind, lighten up and love themselves again,” as the show’s promo site promises? I think there probably is a better way of phrasing what these ladies are offering guests that doesn’t reduce any of us to caricatures.

Joanie, you in danger, girl.

Joanie, you in danger, girl.

From the Catwalk of Shame where the coaches basically throw shade (Helpful? Or nah…) to the awkward burlesque lessons in the trailer, this is just painful to watch. And I’m also disturbed by the show’s pride at being led by “four black women taught to always have it together and tell you how it is.” Isn’t this why many black women suffer from Superwoman Syndrome? The reality is too many of us are trying to LOOK like we have it all together when we don’t. I’ll be the first to admit that after this week, my “inner black woman” just wants to put on yoga pants, eat a bowl of Blue Bell and go to sleep.

They teach Double Dutch on the show; does not being able to jump in, jump out (without being eaten up by the jump rope) mean my “black card” gets revoked? This somehow reminds me of all the times I was accused of embracing my inner white woman as a child because I used proper English. That was as ridiculous then as this show is now when it has Joanie write a rap.

No thanks.

Images via LifetimeTV.com

“Mama called…”


I kind of hinted at this on Friday, but I am proud to announce that today is the start of a brand new adventure for me (and that’s an understatement). As I prepare to become a full-fledged (digital) journalist, I thank you for your support and your encouragement. Don’t worry: *SCDD will be right along with me for the ride.

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I’m showing my school spirit in a Yellowhammer Creative tee, J. Crew pencil skirt and red Keds today. With wild hair, an irritated complexion and after having woken up at 2 AM due to nerves, it feels like 7th grade all over again. #lesigh

This is what orientation reminded me of:

So. Here I go. Roll Tide, darlings.

Xo, Alexis

*Follow me on Twitter @SameChicSouth and Instagram @samechicdifferentday for the fabulosity!

I love this!

This interview has me dying to ask someone 73 questions!

Thank you, Studio 10!

I had a blast sharing healthy back-to-school lunch options with Studio 10’s Cherish Lombard!


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Watch what’s cooking on Studio 10 this Friday!



I’ll be WALA Fox 10’s guest on Studio 10/ “In the Kitchen”  this FRIDAY, August 8 between 9-10 AM CDT! If you’re not in the Mobile/Pensacola viewing area or won’t be near a tv, you can watch via the Live Stream link (see below).

It’s such an honor to have been invited back! If you use social media, please shout WALA Fox 10 and me out on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram so we know you’re watching!

Web: http://fox10tv.com/category/studio10/in-the-kitchen/
Live Stream: http://fox10tv.com/video/live-streaming-video/
Twitter: @SameChicSouth / @Fox10News / @Studio10WALA
Instagram: @samechicdifferentday
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fox10News / https://www.facebook.com/Studio10WALA
Hashtags: #WeLoveLex #WALAFox10 #Studio10

As always, thanks for your support!


Ask Alexis: Does this make me look old?

20140730-112339.jpgQ: Dear Alexis: I find myself in love with THIS dress, but will it make me look old? – In Love with Lace

A: Dear Lace, If you loved it, I certainly hope you bought it as it’s now out of stock. Honestly, one can age almost any outfit with dated hair, jewelry and shoes; so if you purchased this, remember to keep your look youthful or else yes, you’ll look like Thelma Harper. Note the model’s styling: her hair and shoes are pretty simple, right? That’s for a reason. The shorter length and the sheer hemline keep this dress out of Golden Girls territory. The navy hue is a fresh take on the classic LBD, and the bateau neckline balances the hemline, because to have bare shoulders or an exposed bust AND a short hem would cheapen the look. Try a snakeskin or metallic strappy shoe, a coordinating (but not matching!) clutch, and either statement earrings or bracelet (a necklace would be a bit much). DO NOT wear lace shoes, pearls, pantyhose or a shawl. And please, no prom updo.

Do you have a style dilemma? Ask Alexis!

Image via Cache

I will what I want, too.

I’m not a ballerina. But this clip shows how I feel when I write and blog – in a word, alive. This works every nerve and brain cell and muscle, it takes everything I have and promises nothing in return. Many times it frustrates me. But when just once sentence is right, or when one paragraph crystallizes a memory and holds it up to the light – well, there’s no feeling in the world like it. It’s what I’m meant to do. And I have finally concluded that if I step out on faith, God will teach me how to fly. I’m not sure where this journey will lead – and I’m sort of okay with that – but if it begins with just one step I’m putting on my best stilettos (not pointe shoes) and pirouetting toward it like my life depends on it.

Because it kind of does.

Please click HERE.

-Joshua 1:9-

Always, Alexis

Will you shop during Alabama’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend?

goldshopperDarlings, who doesn’t love a good sale?

The 9th annual sales tax holiday is this weekend, so this would be a good time to stock up on “unmentionables”, outerwear and footwear.

From the state revenue department’s website -

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 1, 2014, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 3, 2014, Alabama will hold its eighth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax. Local sales and use tax may apply.

For the list of 2014 participating cities and counties, click HERE.

For a quick reference guide to exempt items, click HERE.

The Alabama Retail Association notes “Alabama retailers are required to participate in the state’s sales tax holidays and cannot charge any waived sales taxes on the items that are legally tax-exempt during the two tax holidays.”

Happy shopping!

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