Sunday, May 24, 2015

Comfortable Chic

Hi Y'all, I'm just sharing some inspiration after reading a blog article online, read more here: http://harperandharley.com/2015/05/how-to-be-chic-and-comfortable-at-the-same-time (sans the heels). I thought I'd share a little bit about myself and style. 

I've given up wearing "high heels" years ago. After working in Corportate America for many years I wore the traditional work uniform. You all know what I mean..."button down cardigans, dress slacks and the ever so uncomfortable high heels." Working long eight hours plus being in Administration Hospital Management (i.e. exempt position) often meant working many long hours and you guessed it on the floor touching basis with my staff and patients. So walking the floors of a large hospital in killer, fierce heels some days took a great toll on me. But, I've realized that my style has morphed into so much more in my transition to a more wholistic and creative lifestyle.

I would capture my style as simply stated, "casual chic." I'm a definite girly-girl and LOVE the feminity of dress and style but I'm also about comfort! So, no more high heels for me! Of course, I would wear a pair if the decorum fits the occasion, but on a day-to-day basis you'll find me in my comfy Toms! I love their cause..."one for one." For every pair of Toms purchased they donate a pair to someone in need. 

So to each her own. I love fashion & style and love to wear my comfy shoes as well! 

Like mommy, like son. Beckham & I matching with our Toms. 

I love this casual chic outfit with my ombré espadrilles. 

Once again you'll find me in my chic, pink Toms.



Looking forward to sharing more with you. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stella & Dot Trunk Show

Hi Y'all! I hope your week is going great! I want to check in and share what I've been up to lately. I recently became an Independent Stylist with the Stella & Dot company. For those that are unfamiliar with Stella & Dot it's a jewelry company that offers high-end,  gorgeous jewelry and fashion accessories at affordable prices. You can learn more here: www.stelladot.com/astridwilliams. I love the concept of the company as it promotes its jewelry through the chic and trendy concept of hosting "Trunk Shows" at home. This is where the fun begins...you gather your girlfriends, family, coworkers, kids teachers, etc. well you get the point! And have FUN shopping the lastest coveted fashionable jewelry and accessories in the comfort of your home or at a "pop up shop."

So, this past weekend I held my Debut Trunk at my home. I was a little nervous, but it sure was fun! I had a pretty good mix of old High School friends, college roommate, close family members, bosses, sorority sisters and my husband's friends wives. It was a pretty good turnout and just right so everyone had and opportunity to try on samples and look through our season's Look Books. 

Here's some pictures of the Trunk Show at my residence. 









We had such a fun shopping experience while eating fine cheeses, sipping on fresh lemonade and San Pellegrino. But don't fret if you feel left out you can still shop my Trunk Show now until June 6th here: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/jp876

Oh, and the bonus is the special promotion going on now is "Dot Dollars" now through June 15th. For every $50 you spend you get $25 back! So if you spend $100 you get $50 back to use on a future purchase starting June 25th. So go online I'm sure you'll find something you like or create a "wish list" of some things you'd like to purchase.

Happy Shopping, my friends!!!







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