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Night out with AMC Theatres & Coca-Cola

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The holiday season is the perfect time of year to focus on spending quality time with your family and friends, and what’s more fun than going to the movies during the chilly winter season?

AMC Theatres & Coca-Cola sent me out on a fun night out to enjoy a movie and the full Coca-Cola Freestyle experience. Of course with so many great movies coming out in AMC Theatres it was a hard decision on exactly what I wanted to see. After careful thought I decided I had to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 which was AMAZING might I add.

To rewind before I jump ahead of myself and rave on the movie, I had to not only pig out grab a snack at the concession stand but also try out the new Coca-Cola Freestyle machines that are only at certain AMC Theatres. You never know how many different flavors or drinks there are until you use this machine. I am honestly not a soda drinker but it offers so much more than that which is awesome!

Are you heading to a movie soon at AMC Theatres? Try out the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, you won’t be disappointed!

 

This post was brought to you by Coca-Cola and AMC Theatres. While I did receive compensation for this post, opinions are 100% my own. Interested in a sponsored post or product review? Contact me for more details.


Black Friday at Piermarini

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This Black Friday Piermarini will be having 30% off the entire boutique in store only! There are gifts for everyone here, and even a little something special for yourself. One of a kind jewelry pieces, clutches, and bags are great gift items, along with meanswear, womenwear and shoes. The selection that Piermarini has to offer is definetly worth checking out. There are also great stocking stuffers such as Piermarini Beauty and Skincare products. Continue Reading


EVENT RECAP: Dear Clark Hosted Halloween Art Event Benefitting ALS

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Dear Clark Hair Studio spooked with its Halloween Art Event on October 30th featuring a variety of artwork, entertainment, treats, and a costume contest! During the event, 10% of art sales and 20% of Dear Clark Haircare sales benefited ALS. As guests of the event admired artwork and costumes, they also enjoyed performances by The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group and music by DJ Jordan Bell. Easy Slider provided yummy bites while Tribal Juices, Rotta Wines, and Austin Cocktails provided the beverages. Pop Star brought handcrafted popsicles for guests to enjoy as well. Continue Reading


Culture Map’s StyleMaker Awards

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I had an awesome opportunity to be apart of Dallas’ very own Award Show. Oh and in case you’re wondering, my name is Brigette Stanley, and I am a guest contributor to Jasmine’s blog. On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, I was able to attend Culture Map and the Plaza at Preston Center’s first ever Style Maker Awards.

To catch you up on speed, Culture Map is a digital magazine specializing in all things related to local entertainment and events for Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas. Their topics cover everything from dining, news, sports, real estate, travel, to art, and fashion. The Plaza at Preston Center, is also known to be one of Dallas’ most desirable destinations for shopping and dining, including yummy stores such as Pockets, LuBlu, and Sprinkles. The two partnered together to celebrate Dallas’ most stylish trendsetters at one and only TOOTSIES.

This by far was one of the best events to ever happen to Dallas; simply because we are constantly smothered by retail powerhouses, making it hard to develop personal style. The Style Awards were unlike any other simply because it promoted self‐expression with Dallas fashion. The six finalists were selected on the nomination of their friends, the voting of the public, and the hand pickings of Dallas’ elite Style Influencers. The ceremony was held at Tootsies, which each finalists were able showcase their looks in a runway segment by styling two models for two occasions: cocktail and Sunday’s Brunch. The night would later unveil the winners for both the editors and reader’s choice awards.

As an attendee, the overall experience was excellent; it was very organized from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The catering staff was polite and helpful, there was plenty of media coverage, the seating accompanied all guests, all nominees were given a spotlight, the crowd was energetic, and they even allowed us to preview Tootsie’s new collection! Hands down Culture Map, the Plaza at Preston Center, and TOOTSIES did a great job putting this event together, I hope The Style Maker Awards becomes a Dallas tradition and to show everyone that individuality is always worth celebrating!

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David Goltl: Studio Proprietor, Design Within Reach

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Melissa RoundTree: Realtor, Dave Perry‐Miller & Associates (winner of Reader’s Choice )

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Matt Alexander: Founder of NeedEdition.com

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Maleiah Rogers: Owner of Era Salon (Winner of Editor’s Choice)

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Jenny Kirtland: Partner, Ascot + Hart

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I hope you all enjoyed my take on one of the best Dallas events in 2014. If you would like to learn more about me, and my other random adventures around town, feel free to check out my personal blog at sheonlywearsblack.wordpress.com! Thanks again Jasmine

xoxo

Brigette Stanley


Happy Hour: Social House

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Dallas Blogger Collective was treated to an amazing happy hour last night at Social House Uptown. The Social House has two DFW locations, Addison and Uptown. The Social House started in the West Village and moved to Addison in 2011 with a bigger space and menu created by chef Brian Olenjack (Reata, Olenjack’s Grill). Social House’s made-from-scratch dishes focus on southern and Texas flavors. The second location in Uptown opened in 2014 at 2708 Routh St. Inhabiting an old two-story house with fireplaces and two large patios, Social House Uptown is the perfect happy hour spot for any season.

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The Best Of Me Movie Review

I had the opportunity to attend a special screening of “The Best of Me” this past week. Long story shot if you haven’t seen the preview a pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Why they return to a town neither of them live in is a little off for me at first but of course as the movie goes on you begin to see the purpose of this. Im a sap for love stories so I of course expected the ultimate mushy ending of them being together forever blah blah but that didn’t happen. The ending kind of surprised me actually but nevertheless the movie was amazing and another I will definitely add to my collection that includes similar favorites like “Dear John” and
“The Notebook”. If you haven’t seen the preview for “The Best of Me” yet take a look below and let me know what your thoughts are after you go see the film which is in theaters as of today!


Faux Fall Favorites

I honestly think fur vest in the fall and winter time are my favorite go-to statement piece. Pairing a fur vest with a cute pair of jeans or tights and a cute skirt will change your day! I usually go to the “all black” pieces for the fall and especially winter but I’ve decided I want to add a little flair this season and steer away from the all black phase. You would think picking a piece or two with the perfect amount of color for your wardrobe would be easy..umm no! I have spotted literally 10 faux fur vest especially in local stores here in Dallas that I had to walk away from. 10 FUR VEST? I think that may be a little to much for my closet at one time haha. So maybe purchasing them over time we can make that happen. To help with this process I have chosen my first top 6 choices that I just had to share with you all because they are on MAJOR SALE right now! If you can, jump on the deal while it’s available. Happy Shopping!
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Giveaway: J Crew Herringbone Vest

Even though the temps are still in the 90s here in Texas doesn’t mean we have to ignore the fact that it is the fall season. I’ve teamed up with a few of my fab blogger friends and we are putting you and your wardrobe in the spirit for this fall season. I have been on the lookout for the perfect vest to add to my wardrobe and finding the J Crew vest was perfect.  Although, the vest I wanted has been out of stock every time I try to order doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting the perfect opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe. How can you do this you ask?  The blogger friends I mentioned, we have all come together to create this fab giveaway for one lucky person to win this fab Herringbone Vest pictured below along with a beautiful statement necklace! Well over $200 of goodies to add to your wardrobe! Ah, can I enter myself? haha find out more details and enter below:

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*Disclaimer: We will do our VERY best to make sure you get this exact vest. However, due to the EXTREME demand, if they run out you can choose another puffer vest from J Crew Factory. 

Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month With The Celebrating Life Foundation

Breast cancer is one of the leading killers of African American women. One out of eight women at some point in their lifetime is likely to get breast cancer. With odds like these, breast cancer is something we all need to be concerned about in our community. Founder of The Celebrating Life Foundation, Sylvia Dunnavant has saved many women’s lives through her breast cancer awareness programs. The foundation’s signature event is its annual Sister to Sister Fitness Festival which will take place for a 13th time October 4th, 2014 at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center. The day starts off with Aerobics preparing participants for the 5k run/walk followed by live entertainment and networking opportunities. Throughout the event The Celebrating Life Foundation will provide culturally relevant information to the community and raise money to continue the work of the foundation. Mammograms for women that do not have insurance will be provided as well.  The event kicks off at 8:30 am.

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Please click here to register.
If you’re interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor for this event please send all emails to:info4celebratinglifefoundation@gmail.com