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Breast cancer awareness and philanthropy has always held a special place with me and even partially let to me choosing my college sorority (ZTA) based on it’s affiliation with breast cancer education and awareness. That being said I was very excited when I was invited to participate in the Cure on the Catwalk event for the second year. Meeting and getting to know woman who are strong, brave and kicking cancer’s ass is very rewarding. Let me share this year’s experience with ladies of the Pink Heels Foundation and Southern Blog Society-
This year I was paired with Kristen, a 27 year old breast cancer survivor who’s beat it twice now after being diagnosed at the young age of 23. She and I were matched with LuluLemon Athletica at Shops Around Lenox where met a week prior to the event to pick out our catwalk looks. Though choosing a look encompassing pink wasn’t mandatory we both agreed that pops of pink would be a good choice. After choosing our looks and thanking the gals at LuluLemon we walked over to Seven Lamps and had some drinks and really got to know each other with conversations about beer, music, boys and Atlanta.
Because the event was end of September we didn’t want to look to Summery and also didn’t want to look TOO athletic because we knew we’d be around boutique dresses and high heels. We thought that the herringbone was a good fit for Fall and the plum with pink stripes wasn’t too much of that color we both don’t wear that often.
(above two photos by me)
Getting prepped and ready for the catwalk with makeup and hair stylists from Van Michael Salon in Buckhead. Kristen was given a cute pink hair extension to sport for the night and I requested a low side bun with braids.
At first we didn’t know how in the world we’d fit in with our athletic wear with all the dressed up cocktail attire and then we just said, whatever, and had fun with it (see below photo of Kristen running in place on the catwalk!) Much to our surprise we fell in love with our pants of the evening! Her structured herringbone and my harem pants we both so comfy and stylish we were wishing we could take them home!
From left to right it goes model/survivor and blogger each lady styled in stores at the Shops Around Lenox. Despite day time rain clouds the evening turned out to be so nice!
Bloggers Jessica of My Style Vita, Jennifer of JennySue Makeup and Mae of Mae Amor sipping on some catwalk cosmos.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that this moment was captured! Let me explain. So, Kristen and I were goofing off and joking about how we were the “athletes” of the group so we said we were going to jog out to and from the catwalk and when we were supposed to pause and ‘strike a pose’ we were just going to run in place. So that’s what this is, her running in place! So good.
*above photo by my pal Cameron Adams of Atlanta Street Fashion Blog
the man himself looking dapper as usual!
Natalie of Pocket of Presh and her baby boy came out to support!
Bloggers hanging with our celebrity host Julie Moran!
Pre-catwalk hanging in my LOFT pink cat dress (totally did that one on purpose!) and my LuluLemon look.

Photos by Ben Rose Photography & Dylan York

Thanks so much to all the sponsors, Pink Heels, Van Michael, W Buckhead, Southern Blog Society and especially Kristen for a wonderful event!


have I mentioned that I have beautiful and talented friends? probably a few times. but it’s TRUE! can’t help but brag on them. regarding said friends I wanted to share a photoshoot my gal pal Jess Jones participated in with Stacey of Stacey Bode Photography at an old movie prop warehouse (um, talk about DREAM photoshoot destination!!!) Jess is so comfortable in front of a camera and you can really see it and I just adore her wardrobe! the outcome of their shoot was beautiful!
styling, hair and makeup by Jess Jones, photography by Stacey

after this shoot was posted I reached out to Jess and said “I MUST SHARE THIS ON MY BLOG” and she was all for it..then a week or so went by and then she told me Stacey had won “Best Photographer” in Creative Loafing’s Best of 2013 which is pretty huge around here! Big Congrats Stacey!

to read more about Stacey, view her amazing work, look into photos for your wedding/baby/self — check out her site.

*thanks for allowing me to share ladies!*


last weekend I was invited by the sweet gals of Birds of a Feather Creative to attend Salvage hosted by the ladies of Indie Craft Experience to check out the selection of vintage clothes, housewares, handmade goods and locally made jewelry at Ambient Studios. in the past I’ve attended a few ICE events as well as Salvage and they always seem to have the BEST in indie and vintage goods! Ambient is a beautiful space with great natural light, high ceilings and lots of room to mingle around. 
not only does Leela have sweet handmade stationary, calenders and stamps but her setup is super cute as well!
my two favs: lace + suede
cats, moons & embroidery OH MY! 
Tara of Hot Pink Poo finds and resales vintage treasures all over the South, makes jewelry, runs a bar a restaurant with her hubby and plays dress up with her adorable mini-Tara named Roxy. cat necklace is a Pretty Pink Poo piece that belongs to miss Lindy Lane!
you may recognize this green haired gal from the Artlantis post back from the beginning of Summer who runs the jewelry and accessories line called Melting Sun. 
Jessi and Christina aka Birds of a Feather Creative – first time I met them IRL was at the 90’s wine party a few weeks back hosted by a mutual friend so when we met up at Salvage we had to reintroduce ourselves since we looked a little different minus the flannel, beanies and hair buns!
so many rad kicks worn by rad ladies!
Jess was so stoked on this $21 skirt purchase *as any vintage loving fashionista would!* she plans to wear to her work’s formal party, if I remember correctly she “felt like a princess!!!”
sweet gals behind Lily & Lucille antiques and collectibles
Kelly looking pre-Fall sharp
Loft dress, UO sandals, Madewell earrings, vintage bag & sunnies from Clothing Warehouse
I has purdy franz!
“guys, we crushed some vintage shopping” -lil Jess :P

good times with gal pals who share the love of all things vintage and handmade!

NEXT UP: Recapping Music Midtown Day1 & (a VERY rainy) Day2!
-make today a HAPPY MONDAY!


this year marked the 4th Annual Seersucker Social and my second year in a row in attendance for the fancy ride through Atlanta’s hilly streets! dressed in our finest Southern duds, bike baskets loaded with blankets, food and drinks we peddled, waved to cars and jammed to swing jazz for about 7 miles before setting up a picnic area in the Historic Oakland Cemetery!
take a look into one of my favorite events- 
packed and ready to RIDE!
check out Cole’s super nifty ‘picnic table’ on-the-go that you simply pressed into the ground, came in handy for all of our fancy glasses!
Kensie dress, Banana Republic (mens) fedora, Clothing Warehouse sunnies, Superga tennies
ps: i wore bike shorts don’t you worry!
Tannis was the youngest of riders and a really rad 6th grader!
Kyle helped host the event while keeping us laughing during the ride and taking action shots! caught him assisting Cole with getting his sprinkle print bowtie straightened out for my photo :P
meet Kwanza Hall a city councilman representing District 2, we met while I was working at Fastsigns and helped him print up some campaign signs many years ago. he came along for the Social riding his brightly colored fixed gear and rode the whole time wearing a blazer in 90 degree Southern heat! I asked “how in the world are you still riding with that on?!?!” he said “I’m just keeping it cool” per usual might I say, he’s changed the way I think of politicians!
(right side photos are father and son!)
meet Cameron Adams, a fellow blogger and photographer. we’ve been buds for a while now and have collaborated on photos and blog posts. check out his street style on 

a serving accessory that goes with that snazzy picnic table!
this couple met at the first seersucker social four years ago and this year Erica was surprised with a proposal! it was so awesome to witness!
more Southern gentlemen
Steve & John
Tim Ho pre-ride // Kwanza Hall post-ride
Junks & Kemeza
hanging with the couple awarded with “best dressed couple” superlative
Joanna’s mom MADE her romper and Cole’s matching sprinkles bowtie-too cute and crafty!
after we packed up our picnics we headed to Grant Park to hang at Junks and Kemeza’s cute lil duplex where they had these TALL beautiful wild flowers. great porch sitting and sipping times!
beautiful light captured by my man!
this guy makes my heart happy

join us next year!
special thanks to the folks that keep this event going and getting us safely around the busy streets of ATL!!!!!