Author: To The 9

Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Mean A Red Dress

Happy V-Day!

Today is all about the reds and pinks, but that doesn’t mean that everything has to be that color. You can be subtle with your V-day outfit and still feel flirty while your out celebrating.

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For my outfit I decide on wearing a hint of pale pink, which you can find in my  chevron pattern crop top. I then paired it with a high-waisted black fitted pant and a black blazer jacket. My booties that I chose to wear are a pale pink color to match my top and since it is encrusted with rhinestones I thought it was best to keep my jewelry simple with just a few bracelets.

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This sophisticated outfit is fun, flirty, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. I hope everybody is having a beautiful V-day with their significant others or friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cortney

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Warmth In The Winter

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 The weather has been interesting as of lately. Today was a cool 60 degrees outside, but just a few days ago is was a nice 70 degrees.

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warmth in the winter

With it being so warm out a couple of days ago I decided to wear this fabulous dress by Speechless.

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warmth in the winter

I love (almost) anything that has exposed zippers on it and if it’s paired with lace then I’m done for.

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Plus the blue looks fabulous with my gold accessories and lovely Michael Kors shoes.

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warmth in the winter

Now its back to wearing sweaters for the next week or so.

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Similar Dress – Material Girl

Similar Necklace – Charlotte Russe or Forever 21

Bracelet – Macys

Sunglasses – Trunk 13 Boutique

Shoes – Michael Kors spring/summer 2014 collection

 

I Am Back

Hello! Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve posted. I’m sorry that I’ve been absent for so long, unfortunately there was an unexpected death in my family a few months back. It hit me hard and I couldn’t seem to get my mojo back, but here I am! I’m ready to get back in the swing of things and I will be posting new content soon! Be on the lookout for new fashion adventures.

Happy Holidays!

Graduation

Yesterday my friends walked down the aisle to receive their degree as the graduating class of 2014. Knowing that they were graduating had me quickly reminiscing on my graduation back in November. I remember being so scared and excited about crossing that stage that I had spent weeks before trying to figure out what I wanted to wear to help embrace that new step in life. I wanted something that reflected me; edgy but sweet, hard but soft, something that could sum up my whole experience in college and show the possibilities. The words that I like to use to explain my outfit would be deliciously fierce and that is how I like to think about my future as well.

After searching out the right dress, the right shoes, and the right accessories I think that I fully embraced my future within my look.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Your future is a bright one so be ready to welcome all the possibilities life may throw your way and remember to always be deliciously fierce.

 

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Dress – GUESS

Shoes – Betsey Johnson

Accessories – Body Central

Spring Cleaning: Shoes

I have done a lot of spring cleaning for my home lately , after throwing out old papers, making a give away pile, and organizing everything in my laundry room I finally decided to tackle my wonderful walk-in closet. Having moved from dorm rooms to several apartments I never really unpacked my closet, I still had my shoes stuffed in a bag. I know what your thinking, if I claim to be a shoe fanatic how could I just stuff them in a bag and leave them there? Well, my only excuse that I have is that I was busy to with college homework, but seeing as how I can’t use that excuse anymore that is why I have decided to give my shoes an upgrade in their living conditions.

I’ve always wanted my shoes on display were I can see them without having to take them out their boxes, that is why I decided to buy my shoe boxes from The Container Store. I love their boxes because they are made out of durable crystal clear plastic and they can easily be stacked. If there is one thing you should know about me, it is I love saving money on things. I was able to get a 20 case of shoe boxes for $33.80 during The Container Store Spring Cleaning sale, if you are into saving money like I am then I suggest waiting until another sale happens. Sale or no sale their shoe boxes aren’t to expensive to break the bank.

Now I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m not a fan of stacking shoe boxes on top of each other and then sticking them up on your closet shelf. That is just too much work for me, anytime I want a shoe I would have to grab my step stool and search for a shoe that looks good with my outfit. Instead of doing all that unnecessary work I wanted to get a low shelving system for the floor to go around the perimeter of my closet. With this set up I will be able to get to any of my shoes without the hassle of retrieving my step stool, this also assures that I won’t favor any of my shoes more than the others because I will be able to see them all.

To find my shoe shelfs I looked in Bed Bath and Beyond, Wal-Mart, and Target again trying to save a buck without compromising on the look I was going for. In the end I decided to buy the shelfs from Target in a nice espresso color. The shelfs are normally $12.99 but instead of paying full price right then I wanted to waited it out. The thought process behind that decision was that Target always has a good sale or clearance and at some point the shelfs that I had my eye on would go on sale. I didn’t have to wait long, after two weeks of waiting they finally  went on clearance for $9.08 each. Needless to say I jumped on them and I’m enjoying a beautifully put together shoe collection. Now I need to organize my clothing, but that’s for next time.

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The shoe boxes – The Container Store

The shelfs  – Target

 

Leopard Jumpsuit

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For a couple of years now I have wanted to own a jumpsuit, but every time I would go searching for one I was to intimidate to buy one. Trying to figure out what cut, style, and pattern would look the best on me was a daunting task to handle and I would always leave the store empty-handed. However, after years of standing in front of the window looking in at the jumpsuits with a spark of envy, I am now a proud owner of one. And get this, I wasn’t even actively looking for one.

I love this jumpsuit because the wide leg gives the outfit a nice flowy and fun look while giving me a slimmer and taller appearance. The gold neck piece makes it so that you don’t have to put a lot of effort into accessorizing. This is a great choice for a night out with the girls and it’s not to expensive to own.

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Jumpsuit- MSK

Purse-Michael Kors

Heels- Maripe

Savannah Fashion Week 2014

Hello everyone! Since this is my first post on To The 9, I have thought long and hard about what my first post would talk about, that is when I fond out about Savannah Fashion Week 2014. I have never been to a fashion show before, except for once when I modeled in a show when I was 8 years old, but let me say that I was blown away by the striking clothing. If anybody has ever been to Savannah, GA then you know that Savannah prides themselves in their downtown businesses that are locally owned, but it still surprised me to see so many Savannah designers that make their clothing by hand. Designers like April Johnston, Mamie Ruth, and Brooke Atwood to name a few.

I also discovered unique boutiques that carries all the latest patterns, colors, accessories, and the beloved summer dresses. Boutiques favorites such as Zia, Trunk 13, and Red Clover makes it fun to hunt for your go to dress for those ultra warm evenings. Check out some of their designs below.

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What made this years fashion show even more spectacular was that  president Heather Burge decided to have the show in the historic Forsyth Park. For the past five years the Savannah Fashion Show has been held in the Lucas Theater and even though I have never attended the past fashion shows there was definitely something whimsical about sitting in Forsyth Park surrounded by Majestic Live Oak Trees dripping with Spanish moss.

For this being my first fashion week I’ve ever gone to, I absolutely fell in love with the designs and I loved seeing the talented Savannah residents. My only wished is that I had found out about fashion week a couple of years ago.