I promised on Facebook that I’d second line if Bama beat LSU, so enjoy this modified version since I didn’t get a parade permit.
This special parasol was a gift that was made just for me, and I’ve been saving it for a special occasion. Last night’s 29-0 win over the Tigers (the eighth time in a row) definitely qualifies! I do go a little bit overboard on Game Day, but it’s all in fun. I love having a parasol that celebrates my favorite football team (next to the New Orleans Saints) as well as my family’s heritage.
Cue up Rebirth Brass Band, because the Crimson Tide is rolling straight to the SEC Championship game!
The Summit will add a Tory Burch located between MAC Cosmetics and Ann Taylor–and it is scheduled to open in September 2017 (according to TB’s hiring website)! The lifestyle brand, including clothing, home goods, shoes, accessories, activewear, watches and fragrances, is known for its prints and eclectic details. It is based on CEO Tory Burch’s life and loves, and is heavily influenced by her chic parents.
Burch built her billion-dollar empire from the ground up, and she’s leaving a legacy for other women entrepreneurs through the Tory Burch Foundation. The organization , which empowers women and girls to “Embrace Ambition,” provides resources including networking, mentoring and access to funding.
What I love about the line is the fine craftsmanship and the signature touches that make her pieces so distinctive. Let’s not forget, she helped make fitness wearables chic by re-imagining them as jewelry! We see a lot of Miller sandals and Reva flats here and the smaller handbags and clutches are quite popular for game day, so I imagine the line at the stores grand opening will be quite long. In my experience, not only are the designs beautiful, the stores are as well (with each having their own custom flair, as you can see in the pictures above) — and the customer service is superb.
If you’re interested, the store is now hiring sales associates and key holders. And to really get excited, click here to watch the Fall ready-to-wear show.
Stay tuned for updates!
All images via ToryBurch.com
Do you like shopping? How about giveaways? Toss some sequins and tune in to ABC 33/40’s Talk of Alabama on Monday, June 19: I’ll be sharing some news you can use during the 9:00 A.M. hour! Darlings, this is one you won’t want to miss!
Not in the local viewing area? You can live-streaming it by clicking HERE, or catch the video when it’s posted later by clicking HERE.
I’m excited and honored to speak at Lean On: Alabama’s inaugural conference this Saturday! When I interviewed the founders a few months ago, I was impressed with their vision and their determination. What we need now more than ever are efforts that connect people, and this one works diligently and creatively to empower, challenge and share the collective knowledge Alabama’s women have earned no matter our age, economic status, education or profession. Passing this on makes us stronger individually and as a whole.
I expect to be moved and motivated this weekend, and if your schedule permits, I hope you will join us!
Register by clicking HERE, and learn more about Lean On: Alabama by clicking HERE.
When Magic City Classic week is about to be on deck and your outfits aren’t quite cooperating…
Just me? Oh, ok.
See and be seen for a fabulous (and fashionable) cause this Sunday, September 11, as the HIV Prevention Network presents BIRMINGLAM, complete with fashion from area designers and boutiques, celebrity GLAMbassadors, a vendor marketplace and an HIV testing lounge. Keep the party going afterward at Steel.
For ticket information, click HERE.
From Brookwood Village:
“Brookwood Village is seeking males and females between the ages of 16 and 40 to be featured in the shopping center’s new television commercials and more!
Interested applicants should attend one of two auditions conducted at Brookwood Village on Friday, June 24 or Friday, July 1 from 4-7pm on the upper level in suite 228 near Journeys.
Please bring a current 5×7 photo.
The audition will consist of a brief interview with the selection committee.
The commercial filming will be conducted on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13. Winners need to be available both dates.
The commercial shoot will not require any speaking parts. Rather, winners will be filmed shopping and interacting with others at and around Brookwood Village.”
If you are under 18, please review additional details and requirements that can be found by clicking HERE.
Love, love, love this chic boutique! It was one of my favorite stops in Tuscaloosa, and now bevello celebrates its grand opening at the Summit this Wednesday!
The grand opening party is this Wendesday, March 23 at 5:00 P.M. Guests will enjoy a DJ, photographer, complimentary drinks and light bites from Seasons 52 and Zoe’s Kitchen, plus 20% off purchases!
The new store is located at 214 Summit Boulevard, Suite 400.
Calling all shoppers! If shopping is your cardio, why not “exercise” with a fabulous cause in mind? Here’s your chance!
Haute off the press (release):
For the tenth year in a row, the Junior League of Birmingham* will hold its Shop Save & Share program from late October to early November. This fundraiser supports the League’s 34 community projects while at the same time driving customers to local retailers and restaurants.
When you purchase a Shop Save & Share card for $40, you receive a 20% discount on merchandise and dining at the fundraiser’s more than 550 participating stores and restaurants throughout greater Birmingham. For 2015, we have the highest number of Shop Save & Share supporters ever including business participants from Trussville to Hoover from The Summit to the 280 Corridor, as well as the communities of Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and many others.
This year’s Shop Save & Share program will run from October 21 through November 1, and the purchase of one Shop, Save and Share donation does the following:
-Provides one student the opportunity to participate in the College Admissions Made Possible program.
-Provides one week of snacks, magazines, books to mothers restricted to bed rest in the UAB NICU.
-Provides one child who is suffering from “under nutrition” to have food provided to them for the weekends for an entire school year.
-Provides 1.5 children one book per month for 5 years through Better Basics & JLB Imagination Library.
Ready to celebrate this fantastic shoppertunity? There will be a kickoff party TODAY — October 21 — at The Summit! It will be at The Terrace near Lilly Pulitzer (in between Belk and Gus Mayer), beginning at 6pm. A little birdie tells me there will be light bites, something to sip while you shop, live music and chances to win fabulous prizes! Click HERE to RSVP.
Visit www.jlbonline.com or www.shopsaveshare.net to purchase a Shop Save & Share card and to review a complete listing of participating merchants and sponsors. Additional Information about the fundraiser can be found on Facebook: Shop Save & Share or Twitter: @JLBirmingham (#jlbshopsaveshare)
*Disclosure: I am a member of the Junior League of Birmingham. All thoughts posted are my own.