Thursday, October 31, 2013

Parker Style Remix: Dorothy meets Parker

Happy Halloween!!! I normally don't dress up unless I'm attending a party, but today I couldn't resist. A couple of weeks ago I did a Thursday 3-Way post featuring my fabulous, custom,  blue and white plaid skirt. I usually wouldn't repeat such a bold piece so soon, but while looking at my skirt hanging in the closet, I was inspired to give Dorothy's look from The Wizard of Oz, a Parker Style Remix.

I have seen the "Dorothy" costume recreated several different ways. Almost all of them include a plaid jumper, red sparkly shoes and a wicker basket. I wanted to give "Dorothy"  a more updated, modern twist. My plaid skirt was the focal point of my look. To give it a "Modern Dorothy" spin, I opted for my Coach Signature sneakers with red, burlap ribbon for the laces and my Feed USA tote from Target adorned with the same ribbon. I wore a basic, white oxford shirt from Talbot's and decided to let my Indique Pure Wavy flow free with a red bow on top. 

By thinking outside of the box, I created a look that was inspired but very much my own. I hope you enjoyed my modern spin on an American classic. Until next time, Be bold, Be Unique, Be Adventurous, but most of all... Make the world your personal runway! 

See you on the front row-

<3 Parker S. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Phillip Lim Style

Last month I introduced you to the Phillip Lim  capsule collection for Target. While I was not blown away by most of the collection, I did fall in love with some key pieces. Surprisingly, the only thing that really tickled my fancy were the men's accessories. 

One thing that you may not know about me is that I started my fashion career working in menswear.  Though I love the frills and thrills of ladies fashion, nothing intrigues me more than the simplicity of menswear. A man can wear the the same suit but completely transform it each time by simply changing the shirt and the tie. Men also require far fewer shoes and can complete any ensemble by adding an interesting pair of socks. 

With all that being said, I wanted to show you guys how I rock menswear. As an on the go fashionista, my looks need to be versatile and transformable from day to play. Recently I paired a simple ASOS body con dress and belt with a denim jacket and my new Phillip Lim for Target high top sneakers, oversized tote and "BOOM" scarf (no longer available). 

Because I was running errands, I wanted to keep my look fun yet casual. After all of my running around I switched up my look for date night by removing my sneaks, and replacing them with my Kors Michael Kors pumps. I also ditched my jean jacket in favor of my new gold blazer available at Twelve 24 Boutique and snagged my "BOOM" scarf from my bag to amp up my look and finished things off with my Phillip Lim wallet used as a clutch. 

I believe in fashion without boundaries. Just because something was designed with a man in mind doesn't mean you can shake things up a bit and incorporate it into your wardrobe. I am living proof that you can still look like a lady and dress like a man!

"Make the world your personal runway!"

<3 Parker S.

***Fashion Flash***

Join me this Saturday for an afternoon of fashion and philanthropy at the first annual "A Healing Heart Children's Benefit & Fashion Affair". The purpose of this event is to raise awareness on the impact of domestic violence on children. More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in the home each year which can scar them physically, mentally and emotionally. By hosting fashionable, philanthropic events, creators Lavon Morris-Grant & iMinx, LLC hope to procure funding to provide effected children with therapy to handle the violence they have witnessed.

Saturday's event will held at the Georgia International Convention Center and will kick off at 3:30 with a pre-event reception hosted by Mrs. Georgia Globe, Tiffany Marshall. RHOA star Porsha Stewart will also be on hand to lend her star power for this event. After the reception, the fashion showcase will begin. Check out an eclectic mix of fashion and accessories by some of your fave Indie brands like Rude Denim and Desire by Destiny.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit . I hope to see you there!


Parker S. <3

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday 3-Way

Happy Thursday! I am so glad it's almost the weekend. The weather here in Atlanta has been a dream the past few weeks. For the first time in a long time we have actually had fall weather. Because I put myself on shopping restriction last month, I have been recycling my current wardrobe. I have been dying to wear one of my Yeama by Mamasoe custom skirts again that I wore earlier this summer, but the problem is that it's not the most traditional "Fall" look.

As you already know one of my mantra's is "Fashion Without Boundaries" and I love a challenge, so yesterday I decided to create a couple of different looks with my skirt. I first wore this look to an event in Chicago. I styled it with a neon yellow #TargetStyle tank, orange JCP jacket and silver Shoe Mint Pumps. The look was whimsical and fun. I felt like a modern day Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Yesterday for work, I decided to take my #PatternPlay to another level. I have been chomping at  the bits to wear my new Cole Haan oxfords, so I decided to pair my skirt with my orange, silk JCP blouse and argyle JCP cardigan. I usually don't like to be too matchy-matchy, but to pull the extreme #PatternPlay together, I paired my oxfords with a pair of argyle socks that had a similar pattern to my sweater. I have to give a shout out to my buddy Rev. Richard Flippin who is my current oxford/sock muse. His footwear game is totally sick!

After work, I switched up my look for the Remy Martin Heart of Cognac event at the Biltmore Hotel. I totally nixed my preppy look that I wore to work and added a different color pop. I added a funky ASOS button back shirt, with my vintage green Eloquii jacket, Banana Republic statement necklace and my brand new Luxe by Just Fab green pumps! 

Handbag is Iman Platinum for HSN

So, what do you think? One skirt 3 totally different looks. This skirt really is one of my favorite pieces. I hope the inspires you guys to push the envelope and shake things up a bit. Fashion is fun and you should definitely explore all of the possibilities. Until next time...

See you on the front row-

<3 Parker S. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Big Reveal

Hey guys! I know I kind of left you hanging with that #ScandalDriven blog post but I'm going to make it up to you today. This past Thursday I had an amazing time at RBM North Mercedes dealership for the official reveal of both the new CLA 250 and the new S class. Of course I went with hopes of falling in love with the CLA and maybe even bringing one home, but those dreams were dashed as soon as I saw it. Though it is an amazing machine and absolutely beautiful to behold, it's entirely too small for me. I think this vehicle is more appropriate for a sweet 16 or a college age girl headed off to school. It’s definitely not something for me. 

On the other hand, when the cover came off of the new S550, I fell in love! I really don't know where to start! This car is massive and it's fully loaded with luxury. To give you an idea of the demand for it, RBM North already has over 40 people on a waiting list chomping at the bits to shell out a cool $120k to own this beautiful piece of machinery. This is both a car you want to drive and be driven in. 

The view from the backseat is absolutely breathtaking. With the panoramic roof top and 43 degree reclining seats with calf and foot rests, you can experience a hot stone massage or one of the 6 other massage settings. Need to catch up on some work? The new S550 boasts it’s own in car WiFi hotspot and with optional folding tables that rise from the rear console, you can comfortably return emails or finish up a report or blogpost ;-). Tired of work and want to play? With dual 12 inch monitors built into the headrests, unwind with your favorite DVD while your companion plays a video game.  Need to decompress after a long day? Enjoy your favorite beverage at it’s optimal temperature with the heated and cooled cup holders in the rear console. Also, choose one of 4 aromatherapy scents to enhance the cabin while choosing your favorite of 7 ambient lighting themes. The new S550 is fully illuminated using all LED lighting both inside and out.

Tired of the view from the backseat? Just wait until you jumped behind the wheel of the new S550. On the standard model packing over 440hp, this car is a straight beast wrapped up in a sleek, aerodynamic package. Although I haven't had the pleasure of taking it for spin yet, I did live vicariously through Mercedes customer Roosevelt Anderson and his Sales Consultant Greg Lapina as they recanted the story of their test drive the prior weekend. Roosevelt absolutely loved it and wants to upgrade his E Class in the near future.  His lovely wife Cassandra on the hand says it would be in the “way, way, way, way, way future” If you know what I mean :). 

Although the new S550 is slightly out of my budget, a girl can dare to dream. Mercedes went above and beyond with the endless luxurious features on this model. I only scratched the surface of all the amazing attributes. It really is something that has to be experienced. Visit RBM North Mercedes Dealership and my friend Greg or any of the other sales reps will be more than happy to show you why  you should choose "The Best or Nothing"!

Me and the object of my affection...


Parker S. 

Roosevelt & Cassandra Alexander with their lovely daughters. 

RBM North General Sales Manager Peter Leavy

CLA Intrigue

RBM North Marketing Manager Susan Grace

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Scandal is back and I couldn't be more stoked!  The season opener definitely didn't disappoint, and I can't wait to see next week's episode. Besides delivering some epic quotes like "I am the hell and the high water", "I am never out of options", and "Are we gladiators or are we bitches?", the best part about the season opener for me actually had nothing to do with the show at all.

With some very clever product placement, Mercedes Benz totally peaked my interest by dangling a little nugget which immediately sent me to Google to find out more. I mean seriously, I am literally about to miss what was happening on Scandal to take a look at a car! The little gem that grabbed my attention was the super sleek, and by Mercedes standard, super affordable 2014 Mercedes CLA250.  This baby has definitely given me a case of new car fever! 

From what I've learned so far, the new Mercedes CLA250 is for all intents and purposes, a very well executed piece of affordable luxury. With a starting price of $29,900, this car is equipped with all of the luxury of it's predecessors and then some! Take a look at video brochure below. I'll let you know what I think when I take it for a spin tomorrow! 

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S.