Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the VIP blog! I am so excited that it is 2014 because I have lots of new and awesome things up my sleeves–new adventures, new outfits, and some other new goodies! I am going to keep it all on the hush-hush for right now *wink* but stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page for updates! Yay!
Today on VIP, I am celebrating the New Year with this fabulous outfit because what fashionista doesn’t love pink and a crown *wink* So, I purchased this pretty pink coat on my last Grand Haul clothing haul; and before I took it to the cash register, I asked myself…how can I wear a pink coat multiple ways? Well, readers, that is where this mini outfit series comes in! Over the next few days, I am going to show y’all three of the many looks I was able to create with this pretty pink coat.
One thing this VIP fashionista absolutely loves to do is shop! Where is one of my favorite places to shop? Belk, of course! What modern Southern Belle does not enjoy the one-stop-shop experience at Belk?! You can get fabulous shoes, apparel, accessories, fragrance, and makeup all in one spectacular store–talk about perfection!
Now, I want to share with y’all some of the magnificent things I found at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama! Come on, y’all! It is time to get fabulous!
If y’all could see my closet…y’all would see how much I absolutely adore purses. So, when I stumbled upon these artsy gems by Brighton….I immediately added them to my Birthday Wish list. Hey, two months is not too far in advance to start blowing out the candles wishing for fashionable birthday presents!
To learn more about these stunning Brighton bags, please click here.
Looking for a new way to add some pizazz to my summer-to-fall transition makeup, I stopped by the Lancôme counter where MUA Melissa Atkinson made me look like I was ready to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week! I absolutely love the color combination on my eyes–the bright blue liquid eyeliner is a true wow-factor that isn’t too overpowering. Stop by the Lancôme counter at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama to get dolled up just like the VIP…or get the wonderful makeup artists to create you your own snazzy Fall 2013 makeup look!
The Donald J. Pliner shoe selection at Belk The Summit is truly a fashionista’s dream come true! I was so infatuated with Donald’s fall shoes that I just had to pick my top five to share with y’all (as seen in the slideshow above). Speaking of Donald J. Pliner…
You are cordially invited to join renowned shoe designer Donald J. Pliner at Belk The Summit this Saturday, September 14 from 10AM to 2PM to learn about the latest trends and styles in shoes. I hope to see all of you there! *BIG HUGS FOR EVERYONE*
Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! I am very excited to share with y’all the special VIP Interview with the owners of Deep South Pout, Nicole Oswalt and Shannon Stoker!
Deep South Pout has such adorable apparel, flirty and fierce statement jewelry, handmade hats and jewelry by BluGertrude, and much more! As soon as you walk through the doors, you will immediately spy a key piece that you must have! If you live around the Starkville or Columbus, Mississippi area, hop in the car and pay a visit to Deep South Pout, and tell them the VIP sent you:) If you live outside the area, take a weekend road trip to Starkville/Columbus, Mississippi. There is plenty of good food and shopping! Visit www.columbusms.org for wonderful things to do and places to go!
Let’s start this interview, shall we? I know y’all are dying to hear it!
1. Tell us a little something about yourselves.
We (Shannon and Nicole) met in high school in Petal, Mississippi. We
re-connected at a high school reunion two years ago.
Shannon was a school teacher, and now lives in Starkville with her husband and son, Charley. Nicole and her husband, Justin, live in Columbus with their two puppies. Before Deep South Pout, Nicole worked in corporate retail for several years.
2. What inspired the name “Deep South Pout”?
When I (Nicole) was working at another boutique (before DSP), we went to New York City for market one weekend. I was amazed at how we Southern women stood out from the crowd. I wanted to incorporate that and to stay true to our roots. That’s where Deep South came from! And being from the Deep South, like most good Southern women, we wear lots of makeup ;) And “Pout” relating to your mouth, just made sense.
5. How is Deep South Pout involved with the community?
We love to give back to our community and to get involved with charity projects for those in need. One way we are doing this is by helping a local family fund their adoption of a little boy from Ethiopia. A percentage of our sales each month go toward their adoption fund. We love being able to support a good cause!
6. What are the top must-haves for fall at Deep South Pout?