Events: Design Essentials 25th Anniversary Media Brunch Atlanta

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The McBride Family with Essence.com Hair and Beauty Editor
L to R: Design Essentials® founder and CEO Cornell McBride Sr., 
Design Essentials® Director of Interactive Media Shalonda McBride Armstrong, Essence.com Hair and Beauty Editor, Deena Campbell, Design Essentials® President Cornell McBride Jr., and Design Essentials® Director of Operations Andre McBride.  Photo Credit: ExclusiveAccess.net

I had the pleasure of attending the Design Essentials 25th Anniversary Media Brunch! The celebration titled A Beautiful Legacy: Celebrating 25 Years of Design Essentials®, was held at Asante Restaurant in Atlanta! I had the opportunity to get the 25th Anniversary Look Book hot of the presses. It features images from celebrity photographer Allen Cooley. Plus I enjoyed the intimate conversation with Design Essentials Founder and CEO Cornell McBride Sr. and the leaders of the McBride Family of Design Essentials. Most notably McBride Sr. shared the following 10 tips to help new and seasoned entrepreneurs achieve brand longevity:

Events: September Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Don't be surprised if you see a chartered bus rolling through the parking lot of your favorite Thrifting Atlanta store! It's just me and my Thrifting Atlanta sisters. I am so excited to host the September 19th Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour.

Thrift Wish List: Ankara Print Midi Skirt

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


The Ankara print skirt is such a statement piece that I had to add it to my Thrift Wish List. I absolutely love vibrant prints and the Ankara print fulfills that need. It is also so easy to style. What I like most about the Ankara skirt is that it can styled with a variety of tops. My fave bloggers make styling look so effortless. The key to wearing this look is to select a top that is simple so the skirt will not compete. That way the skirt will become the focus.  You can shop similar styles HERE and HERE

Events: Back by Popular Demand Consignment $1 Sale

Saturday, August 29, 2015





You are invited to the Back by Popular Demand Consignment $1 Dollar Sale. The outdoor event is scheduled for Saturday, September 5th, 8:00 am. The event will take place in an empty parking lot 1/2 mile near the Back By Popular Demand Lilburn location at 4838 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047. You will see signage for the sale, so you won't miss it! 

There will be over 15,000 pieces available for $1 each. No tax. CASH ONLY. If you've never been its wild and crazy in a great way. The sale is over when the clothes are gone. Bring your own shopping totes and/or laundry baskets to carry your items. NO garbage bags!

RULES:
* CASH ONLY
* NO KIDS under the age of 12
* NO HOARDING
* NO COUPONS OR STORE BUCKS

* SHOES are $2. You pay $1 for each piece.
* There will be a $5 and $10 designer tent

Get there early to secure a spot in line! But remember no one enters the sale until 8am sharp.

Click HERE for a preview of what you can expect!

Events: Join VarageSale Atlanta & get $10 cash

Friday, August 28, 2015


VarageSale is a brand new way to sell and buy items in your local community. The mobile app was started in 2012 by Tami Zuckerman. She was an expectant mom seeking an efficient way to sell second hand items in her local community. Today there are over million members across the North America, Canada and around the globe. Unlike other buy/sell apps, VarageSale is FREE! There are no commission or listing fees.


Join the VarageSale Atlanta community and get a $10 cash reward!
1. Click HERE to sign up!
2. Post an item for sale
3. Use hashtag #thrifty in your description

*VarageSale will donate $10 for every person who signs up to Operation PROM Atlanta
*Exclusive to the first 500 new VarageSale users, who join the Atlanta community. Offer expires August 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Full terms: terms.varagesale.com/georgia

Not in Atlanta? You can still join a community in your area! Click HERE for more details!


Will you join me on VarageSale Atlanta?

Thrifted Trends: Polka Dot Dress

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Polka dots are one of my most favorite prints. It is a timeless classic print perfect for any season and any occasion. It's very feminine and never goes our of style. So that makes polka dot prints a must-have staple that every woman should own. I am always drawn to this print whenever I am thrifting. I have polka dot blazers, tops and dresses. So I really did not need another polka dot piece. But this was 1/2 price at Goodwill Grasslands location, so I paid $3. It retails for about $24. This is why I love thrifting! Retail looks from resale pieces.

Thrift Wish List: Christian Louboutin So Kate

Friday, August 21, 2015


I heart designer shoes and accessories. So my thrift wish list includes a pair of So Kate Christian Louboutin shoes. These shoes combine a classic look with a touch of sexy! They are a great transition piece too, because you can wear them for business, social or a casual event. That skinny delicate heel is just beautiful too. I stalk my favorite designer consignment store Alexis Suitcase everyday hoping that a size 40.5 will appear in the store just for me. They are usually priced about 60% off the retail price. Which is a steal for such a quality, luxury and timeless shoe. Also, I calculate the cost per wear of the shoes because the true price of an item is determined by the number of time you will wear it. The formula is very simple math: Divide how much an item costs by the number of times you will wear it. So I plan to wear it at least 2x per month. So at the end of a year, my "cost per wear" is $20. Now that's a bargain! Until I am able to score my dream shoes, I will continue to look for style inspiration from my favorite bloggers.

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