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Apr 9, 2015

Belk: Modern + Southern = Style

I sat in a Junior League meetin' bored outta my mind. Whelp, bored wouldn't be the right word to describe my mood. More like hungry. I was tryin' hard to pay attention but my stomach felt like it was gonna eat it's inside and I really just wanted dinner. My ears began to perk up when Auction and Casino were mentioned. Yes, I was intrigued by Auction and Casino. I mean how couldn't I be when I signed up to be on the committee next year as a Member at Large, MAL. Lisa, a lady I had yet to meet went on and on about Auction and Casino. All the great things that would be at the party. Who would benefit and where the money raised would go. Then she really caught my attention. Belk was mentioned. I know Belk. Had been to a few of their locations farther south. Back in college out in East Texas it was like the only place we had to shop at. I'd even attended the grand openin' for the new location in Dallas. Belk was the sponsor for Auction and Casino. Lisa, was lookin' for bloggers and social media infulencers to be styled and post about it to help bring awareness to Belk as well as Auction and Casino. Sherry, immediately looked over at me and I intun gave her a 'no ma'am' look. A few others frans began to nudge and draw attention to me. I about reach over and smacked a fran or two. Alas, I kept my composure and made a mental note to email Lisa and find out more information.

The days went by and I'd put Belk as well as Auction and Casino outta my mind. Again, I sat in a Junior League meetin' but this time food was at play and I was payin' extra attention. My belly was beyond full. Sherry leaned over to me to let me know that Lisa had emailed everyone more information and I should check my email after the meetin'. 

I'd only had companies send me items and I 'werked' them from the comfort of my own home. I'd never been styled before. How would this even go? What would they even do? I arrived at Belk on a Friday fresh faced and ready to go. Boy was I in for a surprise. I walked around Belk tryin' to finish my coffee as I waited for Charmaine to meet me. Charmaine is the resident stylist at Belk. Has been in the business for years and worked her magic on many a Southerner. 

She walked up to me intrigued. I knew she had her work cutout with me. I didn't even know how to respond to the emails when she kept askin' what my style was. All I could say was, "somethin' a child couldn't mess. Clean lines and solid colors." Little did I know she'd get that down. Guess, that's why she's the professional and I ain't. I was immediately swept away to Jason Davis, Make-up artist for Laura Mercier Cosmetics. He took a once over and immediately went to work. That's when the anxiety set in. So many tools and colors flyin' everywhere. I bet not come out lookin' like a clown. And I didn't. I stopped him when yet another foundation came out. "I break out easily. I can't even be in the sun long. It's a problem livin' in Texas", I tell him. He laughs and continues on. 'No worries darlin, our products are made for skin like yours", he informs me. And boy was he right I realized. Not a dot or bump on my face. We chatted about life, music and everythin' in between. He even tried not to be uneasy when my phone kept distractin' me from sittin' still or payin' attention to his directions. Once Jason was finished Jackie Denson went right to work on my hair. She fluffed and styled like a pro.

Now, now it was time for the outfits. I walked into a back dressin' room near Charmaine's office. Dresses, shoes and jewelry galore awaited me. I could get used to this part. Charmaine was about to make me look fabulous. A blue dress with a pink clutch lay awaitin'. Little did she know that she picked my style down pack. Even down to the pink clutch. I smiled as she left me to dress. How did she know Kate Spade was my favorite. Again, I reminded myself that's why she's the professional and I ain't. Many moments later I was dressed and red carpet ready. Well, I felt red carpet ready. 

We walked over to take pictures in the outfit and I tried to werk it as best I could. A few people walked over to tell me how beautiful I looked or ask if I was a Belk girl. If that doesn't make you feel good then I don't know what will.

I may have started the day outta my comfort zone but by the end of the day I felt and looked Fabublous. Charmaine and her team had me Auction and Casino ready.

If you're in the Dallas area Charmaine can have you lookin' as fabulous as well. You can find Charmaine here. Contact her and set up your complimentary consultation today. And make sure you tell Jason hi. I showed Sherry, the pics before anyone else and all she was worried about is if Jason would do her makeup for her summer weddin'. Oh, that girl. But, seriously I need him to be my bestfran.


  1. Whoa, hottie!! Lookin’ good mamacita. We have a Belk here in Waxahachie, but honestly I don’t shop there much. Not because I don’t like it, I just always forget about it. I love those shoes!! And the dress too. AND, I need that clutch!

  2. You totally "werked" it! You look great! I don't shop at Belk all that often (mainly because we have a JCPennys card haha), but I need to look there more. That dress is fabulous!

  3. "Who's that lady? Sophisticated lady" are absolutely precious, sugar!
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  4. You look so glamorous! The folks at Belk sound nice. I love Kate Spade too. Yes, please!

  5. You are beautiful! And Belk is awesome, we love Belk in SC. My mama is a BELK WOMAN - no other place is as good as Belk. :) (But we call it Belks for some reason).

  6. You look stunning! Love that blue dress!

  7. Aww, yes that's what I'm trying to do with my blog....push myself out of my comfort zone! You look amazing!!! Love those shoes too!! :)


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