Monday, October 6, 2014

FASHION: Fab'rik Denim Dinner

It's not everyday one of your favorite boutiques asks you to dinner... 

....so I couldn't resist an invitation to the Fab'rik denim dinner to get an exclusive look at their fall line!



Not only did they treat us to a delicious meal, but they showcased every jean they have in stock.  

The dinner menu...
The denim menu...

I must say, over the years I've acquired quite the denim collection, and I tell myself I have a purpose for every pair.  

However, this gave me an chance to learn about the fit and function of the other brands out there.  

It took my knowledge to the next level.


I've heard of DL1961, but after seeing them on the runway that night I needed to try them.  Let's just say, I am in LOVE. (and I'm not the only one!)

I also got a pair of Paige jeans which brought me back to my college days.  I remember when Paige jeans just came out, now years later, the textures have "transcended" into the softest denim I've ever worn.

I got a pair of the Verdugo ankle jeans which have quickly become my everyday pair.  The fit is a little looser but still slimming, which is nice for running around town.




Now for the good stuff!

I'm giving away a $50 gift certificate to Fab'rik (Raleigh or Chapel Hill) at the end of November.
[No worries if you don't live nearby... you can order over the phone!]

All you have to do is write a comment below about YOUR favorite jeans and why....including the best way for me to reach you if you win!!

(You can also follow me on instragram, twitter, facebook, and pinterest while you're at it! @LinnieatLarge)

I will announce the winner in early November.  Just in time to shop their holiday collection!  (Looks like Christmas will come a little early for one special winner!)

BIG THANKS to the owner Paige and the lovely managers Amy & Danielle for inviting me to such a stand out event!  Can't wait til the next one!!  Lots of love! xo



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FASHION: Tote-ally cool bags!

Keep calm and carry all!  

I've been drawn to totes of all shapes and sizes in recent weeks...

Here's a few of my faves:

by J Crew
When I spotted this leopard spotted bag I couldn't resist!  Leopard is the perfect way to jazz up a plain ol' outfit.
by Coach
I needed a new everyday handbag.  Something versatile that I can wear with everything.  The bag I ended up with looks similar to this ... (slightly different shape + tan patent leather) ... but I love the look of this bag too.

by J Crew
I'm always on-the-go for work and often need more room than my purse.  I thought this would be the perfect fit to carry around folders, notepads and extra snacks... I kinda wish it came in more colors, but you can't go wrong with solid black, right?!

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FASHION: Linnie Loves Sandals

When I'm not splashing my feet in the pool this summer, I'll be wearing these: 

loving the touch of metallic on the heel by: peachy keen

absolutely loving caged sandals right now by: Kendall & Kylie

fun for a night out, but still on trend by: sam edelman

My recent trip to Seattle reminded me of the beauty of boho chic by: birkenstock
Palm Beach classic.  Need I say more? by: jack rogers

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FASHION: High waisted denim

FASHION: Denim delight




Every now and then I take a break from buying denim.  I mean, how many pairs of jeans does one girl need anyway?  For the past year I've been wearing some of my classic pairs from yesteryear... but now, with a new season fast approaching... it might be time for another!  

Lately I've been eyeing the high-waisted trend. Not only do they feel so much more comfortable, but they are flattering on almost any body type.  

The girls at Peachy Keen had me trying a couple pairs from Kut from the Kloth the other day with some new crop tops they had in.  Perfect outfit for those warm summer months ahead!    

Looks and photo from Peachy Keen

Definitely a throwback to the early 90's, but pop on some alternative and I'm on board!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FASHION: Trina Turk at Belk!

I was delighted when I received the invitation to the Trina Turk show at Belk!  



Not only did Belk close their store for all of the attendees, but we were able to finish off the night with a fabulous show featuring Trina Turk's designs. 

I've always been a fan of her looks... I fell in love with her bright, fun, printed bathing suits back in Florida years ago. 



No wonder why her looks are considered a mix of "California confidence".... it's clothing that has me thinking about the spring and summer months ahead! 


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013!

2013 has been an incredible year and I can't wait to see what 2014 brings.  




Perhaps a few more blog posts... :)

(I think that'll be my New Year's resolution...)
and of course... to keep living LARGE!

Much love, peace, and happiness for the year ahead. 



Saturday, November 30, 2013

FASHION: Holiday party dresses

The Christmas season is officially underway, and that means the holiday parties will soon follow in the coming days as well. 

I've had a few friends approach me about where to find the best party dresses for the occasion, so I decided to share my findings with you! 

Photo courtesy

You can find some juicy deals at Peachy Keen in Cary, NC.  As a small business, the dresses they carry are all handpicked.  Another perk?  You don't have to worry about someone else showing up with the same outfit!  This weekend they're offering up to 50% in discounts.  You'll also have to check out their holiday party on December 1st for more great deals! 




Another great source is fab'rik.  They always have unique pieces that are on trend, but affordable.  All weekend they're offering 30% off storewide. 


Express is having a huge sale this weekend too.   40% storewide.  However, you'll have to deal with long lines and crowds at your local mall.  From classic to trendy, I saw quite a few options that I think would be flattering on almost anyone.

Other fab finds: Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Francesca's

Let me know what holiday sales you come across this weekend!  Happy Shopping! xo

 

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