Quarantine Blues

Hello beautiful people! It’s been a while. Life is a little different these days. I’ve been unmotivated to go outside for any extra curricular activities. It’s scary out there and stressful. However, after being in the house for a month straight. We decided to go downtown. Charleston has begun to reopen restaurants for outdoor dining only. We grabbed dinner at Pearlz Oyster Bar. I don’t actually eat oysters, but they have great shrimp tacos and calamari. All employees wore masks and the tables were more than six feet apart. I felt really safe. The streets were also empty, compared to how it would normally look this time of year.

After dinner, we took a walk around Waterfront Park. It was also very empty. I have to say that I absolutely loved it. My daughter captured really cute photos!

Fashion Nova ‘The Sweet Life Maxi Dress’ in aqua

Spring Flair!

This is a familiar story for a girl like me. I loved this black bardot jacquard crop top by LPA on Revovle.com. Which was paired with the matching cropped pant. But of course. The pants were sold out in my size. Now, I had to go on an online journey to find something to pair with it. Going with a simple black could be a big fail, because of the texture and sheen of top. It could potentially make the top appear faded or washed out. So, I sought out the other colors in the top. Gold and a berry color. I ended up purchasing the gold pleated skirt from SHEIN.com. Not only did the skirt add flair. It made the colors on top really pop.

Special thanks to my photographer and friend Kelly Pyle @pbkpix. Also my beautiful and often used back drop Dowtown Charleston.

Embrace the Lace

I absolutely love a lace and boned dress. With the combination of my exposed shoulders. I was head over heels when saw I this sexy yet classy number on runawaythelabel.com. Its Australian brand. So I had to be careful about the sizing. Australian and UK sizes are 4 sizes smaller than US sizes. What can I say? We like our greasy food over here.

When it arrived, it was a little snug. Thank god for shapewear and corsets. After that, it slid on perfectly. I felt like a fuckin sexy vixen. I felt like I could be in a telenovela smacking my cheating man dramatically. Except for the I don’t speak Spanish.

The location is Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. Along the Ashley River. It is one of the many locations where a civil war battle took place. There were multiple spots to take photos, including a grave yard. However, I didn’t want to go that dark. The day was warm with an overcast. It made for great combination with the deep red color of the dress. It really set the mood. This was one of my favorite shoots so far. I’m excited to Explore more fun spots around the Low Country. Until next time, keep it sexy! 😉

Photography by Photos by Kelly @pbkpix

BCBG Max Azria Almost Gone, but Not Forgotten

Hello again beautiful humans. A few weeks ago I got an email from BCBG Max Azria saying the store at Tanger Outlets in North Charleston was closing. The feeling I got was bittersweet. It’s been one of my top brands for almost a decade, and I hate to see it go. However, the thought of the discounts before they closed had my spendy senses tingling. They carried formal, wear to work, and going out women’s apparel. It was my Miami and Charleston staple.

I decided to do a little research on what was happening with the company, but I’m not going to go into too much detail. I like to keep things simple. According to the article “What went wrong BCBG” on RetailDive.com the company filed for Chapter 11 back in March. A spokesman for BCBG explained, “Like so many other great brands, BCBG has been negatively impacted by the growth in online sales and shifts in customer shopping patterns and, as a result, has too large a physical retail footprint. In order to remain viable, the company, like so many others in its industry, must re-align its business to effectively compete in today’s shopping environment.”

So, the company is closing down many of their brick and mortars and focusing on online sales.  The article went on to say people aren’t brand loyal any more. There’s just so many other options now. I had to agree with that point. The last couple of years I’d rather buy something from H&M, or my online favorite ASOS.com. The clothes are very on trend, pretty good quality, and a fraction of price.

When I’m out shopping, I always visit BCBG, and consistently see the same collection in different colors. I understand having signature styles, but there has to be something original in the bunch too. DVF doesn’t only have  wrap dresses, but I digress.

I still have major love for the brand, but I don’t see myself going out of my way to shop online for it. Unless it’s on eBay. I really hope they bounce back. Until then, I’ll just hang on to the memories of my best BCBG Max Azria looks.