Laissez Les Bon Tide Rouler

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!

XO, Alexis

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It’s almost #gameday

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But what should I wear?  Both looks incorporate the still-haute colorblock trend; one is bedazzled while the other is more subtle.  As you can see, either way I’ll be in flat boots for the sake of my feet.

I think I’m leaning toward the sequined look. Between my height and hair there’s not really much that’s subtle about me right now. But rather than making me look like the missing member of a dance team, the flat sequins add a fun touch of shimmer.  The boots, purse and denim tone the look and keep it appropriate for fun times on the Quad.

Whether you are rolling with the Tide, praying over the Plains or enjoying the Magic City Classic this weekend, be safe and keep it chic!

LOFT grand opening party highlights gameday chic

LOFT’s new concept store celebrated its grand opening in Alabama last Thursday, with a fashion party at the Summit location.  Spacious and plush, with bright and attractive displays and plenty of feminine appeal, the store feels more like you’ve stepped into a luxurious and welcoming walk-in closet rather than a store.  Focusing on fashion that would be appropriate for a gameday excursion, the pieces offer a bright color palette, pleasing patterns and prints, and even options for the petite or tall physique and expectant moms.  Touches of lace, and hades of raspberry, acid green and the ever-popular leopard print will be big this fall, and whether you’re shopping for the season’s must-have cropped pant, slim-fit denim, a bright belt, a snazzy scarf, the perfect necklace or a killer pair of sunnies, you can find it at LOFT.   

Guests enjoyed catering by Jann Robinson of jann rob!nson Culinary Living, and as they shopped and could view gameday faves worn by local hosts Amy Bailey, Holley Grainger, Holly Lollar, Alesha Oni, Amanda Saint and Betsy Wall.  Ms. Oni, who is an Auburn University alum, modeled the Marisa Ankle Pants in fire glow orange and the Lurex Striped Scarf in winter coral with a cobalt blue shell.  When asked if the ensemble was something she’d wear to Jordan-Hare she noted “It is.  I thought about what I would wear to a game, but also on Fridays [to work] for Spirit Day.  [This is] something I could mix and match.”  I agree; the pieces are well-constructed and super cute. LOFT doesn’t skimp on details; you’ll find pieces featuring pleating, ruching, ruffles, sequins and even peplum accents.  My personal fave?  The Corded Dobby Striped Trench ($148).

Ten percent of total sales from the Grand Opening event benefited the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share initiative.  LOFT is located at the Summit, next to Rosenberger’s Trunk.  Shop online now; all full-price pants and denim are $20 off, all sale items are an extra 50% off, and you can get a $25 savings card for every $50 you spend on full-price items now through September 8.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!

Football season is swiftly approaching, and while some of us are strictly concerned with the events on the field, others realize this is a prime fashion opportunity.  For those of you in the latter category, get Gameday ready TONIGHT!

LOFT THE SUMMIT invites you to celebrate the kick off to football season with a Best Dressed at Gameday Grand Opening Event showcasing the most fashionable looks for tailgating modeled by some of Birmingham’s most fashionable women.  Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by a live DJ and enter to win a $250 LOFT gift card and two VIP Field Suite Tickets to a University of Alabama home game. 10% of total sales from the Grand Opening event will benefit the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser.  The Summit is located at 214 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, AL. RSVP to LOFT Events@skoogproductions.com.

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