Monday, December 31, 2012

Brit Girl Does: Best of 2012

Urban at 'Fro Fashion Week: Part One

My Cinderella Story

Do Over


Hello Life
I spent Christmas in Maryland with my family.  Although my sis and I did not blog this time, we did manage to go through our blogs to create our Best of 2012 posts.  How did I do? We also went to thrift store after thrift store after thrift store! I found some really cool pieces that I can't wait to share.  One of my goals for the coming year is to implement more thrifted pieces into my outfit posts.  I'm so excited about the New Year!  My friends and I had a vision board review dinner where we discussed the things we accomplished this year.  It was great seeing that we achieved a great deal of our goals!  I'm excited about setting goals for 2013!!!  Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
Tia Lou

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Brit Girl Does: Carol's Daughter Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Hostess: Lexi
Tarika being a model for the Holiday Hair demo
Mommy to be Bernetta



Tami, ugly Christmas sweater contest winner
What I wore:
Ugly Christmas Sweater- Thrifted
Tank- Victoria's Secret
Vegan Leather Pants- Esprit, I know ya'll are getting tired of seeing me in them but they go with everything
Booties- Seychelle's
Clutch- Steve Madden
Merry Christmas!!!  I hope you guys are enjoying this time!  I certainly am...  It feels great not to have any tests or assignments looming.  I'm also enjoying spending time with my bestie who's visiting from Spain and my family! 
The winner of my Holiday Giveaway is NeShanta!  Congrats!!!  Thanks so much for entering!  Please email your mailing address to  Can't wait to see how you rock it!
Tia Lou

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Brit Girl Does: Motions Holiday Hair Tweet Up

Hostesses: DanielleLexi with Tami

What I Wore:
Dress- Free People
Blazer- Old Navy
Shoes- Nine West
Earrings- Gifted
Bracelet- Forever 21

There was so much fabulous hair I couldn't take it!
Lexi and Danielle hosted the Motions Holiday Hair Tweet Up on Sunday, December 9th at Twist.  Local Atlanta fashion and hair bloggers chatted about our holiday hair plans while nibbling on yummy tapas and sipping wine!  At the time I was wearing my hair straight.  I had attempted to do a comb over to cover the shaved side, but my bobby pin went missing at around my second glass of wine!  We were given Motions Naturally You shampoo & conditioner, hydrate my curls pudding, and hold & shine styling spray as parting gifts.  I have since washed my hair and plan to wear wash & go's until I get tired of them.  I can't wait to see how my hair does with the hydrate my curls pudding.  Review coming soon!  Click here for more events photos.  Oh and don't forget to enter my giveaway :).  What are your Holiday hair plans?
Tia Lou

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Giveaway

Remember this post?  Of course you do :).  I was super excited to be posing alongside my little sis for the first time when we met in Ohio for Thanksgiving!  Since we got so many compliments on our tees, I decided I'd give mine away!!!  To enter all you have to do is follow via GFC and leave a comment on this post about your holiday plans :).  I am spending Christmas with my family in Maryland and I can't wait!!!  I will announce the winner on Christmas morning...
Tia Lou

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brit Girl Does: Just Fab Holiday Atlanta

Eboni, lovely attendee, Trina & Kiki showing off their Just Fab Holiday picks
Swooning over Danielle's makeup done by Alex and ummm yeah we all got giftcards!
It was hard to chose one pair so I ordered two!
A pair of OTK boots and the ivory & black lace numbers, top right (find them here)
The event was held at Freddy O's Art Studio
Inside there's a cute little T-shirt shop, Tees & Quotes, that makes custom tees while you wait
I couldn't resist...

What I wore:
CO drop-waist tailored crepe dress-Urban Outfitters
Clutch-Gifted from Aunt Lou
Earrings-12 24 Boutique
Bracelet-Forever 21
Thanks to Lexi, Danielle, Eboni, and Trina for the invite.  While writing this post, I realized that I met all of these wonderful ladies around this time last year...time flies!  They are a huge source of inspiration for me and always super supportive!!!  That truly means the world to me...  Okay let me stop before the tears start.  See more event photos here.  Happy Holidays!!!
Tia Lou

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pass The Courvoisier Gold

Bridget Kelly


Aren't her boots amazing?!

What I Wore:
Dress, Blazer- Urban Outfitters
Booties- Seychelles
Clutch- Steve Madden
Jewelry- Forever 21 
I know I'm reckless for just posting about this really awesome Courvoisier Gold event I attended last month.  I would blame school, but honestly I was going through my cam and happened upon these pictures.  I attended the event with a couple of my fave bloggers, Eboni and Breck.  We were invited by the super sweet Hallie of Corals and Cognacs.  Our cups runneth over with Courvoisier Gold bellinis, while we sampled yummy appetizers, and listened to Bridget Kelly's soulful voice.  I swear I'm still singing this one.  Click here for more event photos.  This is a festive time of year so please make sure you drink responsibly.
Tia Lou

Monday, December 17, 2012

MANICure Monday

China Glaze Fairy Dust & Urban Outfitters Green 5

This picture has nothing to do with my nails, LOL
I was kinda feeling my fluffy wild curls
To see more randomness, you can follow me on instagram @TiaLou75 :)
Link up!

My nails are polished!  Do you know what that means???  I'm done with finals...WOOHOO!!!  I'm so glad to be linking up with my blog twin Mimi and my blogger boo Lynn :).  Finishing my first semester called for a little celebrating.  I've been on the go since Thursday and can't wait to share.  Happy Monday!
Tia Lou

Monday, December 10, 2012

In Case You Want To Know What I Want For Christmas

CO vegan leather peplum tank

Ecote black magic dress

Sparkle & Fade faux ocelot coat
I wandered into my favorite Urban Outfitters (Ponce) recently and fell in love with the pieces pictured above.  UO just makes me feel good and whenever I go to this particular one, I'm inspired not only by the clothing but by the people shopping.  Ok...I'm a people watcher...I'll admit it and the folks in Little 5 Points and Poncey-Highlands have effortlessly great style.  There were so many items that caught my eye, but these were my absolute faves.  Since I'm balling on a budget in grad school, I picked up a really cute pair of printed jeans, a pair of shorts, and a pair of loafers on clearance for $25 bucks!!! Definitely keeping these beauties on the radar!  What's on your wish list?
Tia Lou

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Everybody Talks About My Blog

Outfit: Tee (Marshall's); Peter Pan collar top (H&M); Skirt (courtesy of Aunt Lou); Booties (Bandolino); Watch (DKNY); Earrings (BeBe); Ring (LA Lynn's)
Hola! Taking a little study break to post the last of the photos my sis and I took at Aunt Lou's during Thanksgiving.  I'm in the home stretch of my first semester as a fulltime student!  4 finals to go...pray for me ya'll!!!
I got these super cute tees from Marshall's when our blogs were merely a thought.  Since neither of us had worn them, we decided to bring 'em on our trip to Ohio.  When you have an aunt who is a goddess (her words), then you have things like these super cute skirts and fur scarves at your fingertips ;).  Although my sis and I did a couple of shoots, this one was definitely thee most fun.  We're 10 years apart in age and nearly 700 miles away on any given day, but when we get together we don't miss a beat!  I even coined our celebrity couple name, Krystin & Tia => KrysTia :).  What do ya think???
Tia Lou