Monday, July 14, 2014

Copeland's Famous New Orleans Restaurant

Hey Lovelies,

I have to catch you all up on the good food I have been partaking in this summer, so I'm going to jump right into it!!!  My family came to visit me and we love New Orleans styled (cajun) food!  The first restaurant that came to mind was Copeland's, so I knew I had to take them there!

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It has been a VERY long time since I've had Copeland's and it has changed for the better since the last time I was there.  We went during lunch and I was pleased with the amount of food given as a lunch portion not to mention the prices were right.
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The side salad we had as a starter was pretty filling! It was your typical side salad with crisp Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, dressing, and homemade croutons
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Ricochet Catfish:  This was my mom's dish and it was on point! It was a lightly fried catfish topped with pecans, sesame, fried onions, and Creole Meuniere sauce!   Amazing!  To go along with her catfish was mashed sweet potatoes that were divine and corn macque choux which was a creamy concoction of corn, peppers, in some sort creamy deliciousness!
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The rest of us ordered this AMAZING dish....
Crabcake & Shrimp Alfredo!!!
It came with a meaty crab cake on top of a creamy bed of angel hair pasta and shrimp alfredo sauce.  I forgot to mention that all of the meals came with a fluffy biscuit....WHAT WHAT!!!!  I love biscuits! LOL!
I am looking forward to returning to Copeland's.  They have a Sunday's Brunch menu that looks phenomenal!  I have to make it there one of these Sundays for beignets and mimosas!  If you have a Copeland's near you, go there.  Their menu is pretty extensive so you're bound to find something you'd enjoy.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

I'll be back soon!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ladies Day Off (Photo Heavy)

Hi Dolls,
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the debut Ladies Day Off (LDO) in Jacksonville!   LDO was launched by three dynamic ladies who recognized a need for events that promote building strong relationships among women. I think this is so awesome because us women need to do a better job supporting one  another.  It was so uplifting to see so many ladies sipping, socializing, supporting one another, and just letting their hair down for a little fun, rest, and relaxation!
Of course I have to fill you in on what I was wearing for the event. I found these really cute pants at Ross and the top at Forever 21.  My sheer heels, which were a hit that day, are from ShoeDazzle. 

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Oh and look who I ran into at the event!  The lovely Jillian from NuSophisticate blog!  She was just as lovely in person as she is on her blog.  It is always so nice to meet fellow bloggers in person!
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The event: 
With out further a do, here's a quick recap of what went on at the Ladies Day Off, Jacksonville event!
The complimentary wine kept coming! There was nothing better than sipping on a chilled glass of wine while shopping or getting your nails done!
Mini-Spa Services:  This was probably my favorite part of the event because I love being pampered!  Aveda Institute so graciously offered complimentary back massages, hand massages, mini facials, and manicures.  Very relaxing!

There were several local vendors to support at this event! I will certainly be making another visit to them sometime this summer!
Pampered Chef:  You already know your girl is going to have a Pampered Chef party with my friends!  If you're in town, let me know and I'll be sure to send you an invite! 
 Nad's Petit Edibles:  Very good!  I loved this crab salad she had for us to sample!  I came back like 10 a couple times for seconds!
Kreasions Ultd had the cutest sweet treats and the pretzels were delicious!
 More fabulous vendors including Luckee Star cards, LUSH cosmetics, Jamberry Nails. Scentsy, Fresh Face Girl, and Suga Suga Scrubs!

Roci Fashions:  She had really cute and trendy clothing items!  She also gave away free jewelry just for stopping by and entering her email list.  You guys know I love free!

Pop Jewelry: This is the coolest get a bracelet
 and add the pop buttons of your choice to  the bracelet or necklace. 
 I was really impressed by this concept and more so by the fact that a 14 year old girl came up with it!!!
Here is the Florida State Seminole bracelet I put together to give you all an idea of how it works.
Local Artist:  There were a few local artist with some of their pieces of art work for sale!

 There was also a caricature artist there doing illustrations of all the ladies!  I like his way of creating the caricatures.  He had a conversation with you to gauge the things you like along with your personality, and created a masterpiece.  He was awesome!

Here is what he came up with for me!  I thought it was super cute!
Overall, I think the Ladies Day Off event was a true success!   There were other vendors and activities I didn't get around to like the outdoor yoga but I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to attend the first event for Jacksonville and experience what I did.  There is going to be a Ladies Day Off event happening soon in South Florida so if you'd like to attend visit their website for information on when and where it will be.  It is definitely an event you would enjoy. Us ladies can always use a day to unwind, socialize, and get a little pampering.
 As always thank you for stopping by! 
I'll be back soon!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This skirt though!

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There is nothing that makes me feel more feminine and classy than a beautiful skirt  (see here) so when I was contacted by eShakti to review one of their clothing items, I happily obliged!  eShakti is the only online women's fashion apparel company offering size 0-36W and custom clothing.  This was good to know because I am always pretty wary about ordering clothes online for a fear of it not fitting right.  I am not into having to send things back.  I ordered one size up based on the sizing chart provided on their website and the fit is lovely!  With that being said, I am happy with my order!  When I saw this ankle length  chambray skirt, I immediately fell in love and knew I wanted it!  The way I styled it today was exactly how I saw it in my mind when I saw the skirt online.  With a crisp white shirt, collar popped, and statement necklace.

Do you guys do that too?
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It has pockets too!  Tell me you don't love big pockets in your skirt!  Besides having pockets, the full length of this skirt and the high waist are my favorite features! I had the option to customize the skirt by making it shorter and removing the pockets but I thought it was perfect the way it was.  I liked having the option though!

Another thing I love about this skirt is that I can dress it up or down.  I can see wearing it with a plain tank, a fedora, and flat sandals during the summer for a more casual look!

You've gotta twirl when you're wearing a long flowy skirt!  In the words of Kenya Moore, I was feeling "gone with the wind fabulous"  in my skirt LOL!
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 I am definitely going to be ordering more clothes from eShakti!  Please check them out!  If you find something you like, you can get 10% OFF for being a reader of my blog!  Can't beat a discount!  

Just enter 'fashheels' in the promotional code box as many times as you'd like between now and July 26, 2014 to enjoy your 10% off!

As always thank you for stopping by!  This skirt was c/o eShakti but the opinions were definitely my own!  Take care dolls!
Be back soon!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ladies Day Off, Jacksonville!!!

Hey Dolls, 

For all of my lovely readers in Jax or nearby, if you're not busy tomorrow (Sat. 6/28), come out to the Ladies Day Off  event happening at the beautiful Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country Club!!!  I've been there before for a wedding and I could not think of a nicer location to spend a day of much needed pampering!   Our  job as women is never done so this event is the perfect get away from the everyday hustle and bustle!  Come out between 2pm-7pm and enjoy on-site mini-spa services, yoga, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, make-up demos, amazing giveaways, and much more. 

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I have more good news!  If you are a follower on my FB page, you can go there for a chance to win 2 free VIP tickets!  All you have to do is share the post I shared from Ladies Day Off and like their page for a chance to win!!!  Winners will be announced on their FB fan page later on this afternoon so hurry now for a chance to win!  If you're reading this past the deadline, that's ok, you can go to their website here to purchase your ticket!  I hope to see all of your beautiful faces tomorrow!  Check out this video and jam to Beyonce while you check out some of the goodies in store for tomorrow!!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 23, 2014

First Day of Summer!

Hey Lovelies!!!

How are you all enjoying summer thus far!?!?   As you all probably already know, the first day of summer was last Saturday and what better way to officially kick off summer than with a beautiful wedding!  I attended a wedding with my dear friend Krystle.  It was her co-workers wedding and I was most definitely obliged to attend as her plus one!  Perfect time to play dress wouldn't you say?!?  The golf country club location was gorgeous and the occasion was simply beautiful. 
I decided to go with a bright and fun summery look for the wedding and coincidentally, my romper was one of the colors of the wedding!!!
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Romper:  TJMaxx/ Blazer: JC Penny/ Watch: Michael Kors/ 
Heels: Guess/ Belt: Cotton On/ Shades: Coach/ 
Earrings: Forever 21/ Necklace: Charming Charlie
After the ceremony, we headed over to the other side of the golf course for these yummy hors d'oeurves while the wedding party took photos.
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When we went inside for the reception, we were greeted with this really cute candy bar (this is also on my list of things to do at my wedding!).  The colors coordinated with the turquoise and salmon colored wedding!

Delicious food including Chicken Marsala which was my fav!
The wedding cake, favors, and wine.  I love it when there's an open bar! :)

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So I am totally going to have a photo booth at my wedding!  It was a hit and everyone had such a great time taking silly photos!  The photographer printed out the pictures and we were able to take a copy and leave a copy for the bride and groom with a special message for them!  I thought it was the greatest thing!
I love seeing love and it radiated throughout the entire event!  We had a great time and I am really happy for the new couple!

As always, thank you for stopping by!  How did you spend the first day of summer?  Talk to you all soon!