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The Closet Boutique Runway Show

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Thursday evening I had an opportunity to attend an Ethnic Inspired Runway show held at the Euphoria Taproom in Bear, DE.  The show was presented by the owners of The Closet Boutique. 

The Closet Boutique is owned by three women who share the common goal of offering every woman a royal experience while shopping.

owners of The Closet Boutique

They offer the latest make-up trends, hottest handbags, trendy costume jewelry and accessories, all in an elegant ambiance.  

The lovely ladies at The Closet Boutique enjoy helping women look their best at all times.  Whether they are going to work or heading out for a night out on the town, working closely with the ladies at The Closet Boutique will help them create a look to ensure a captivating result.

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The Closet Boutique also hosts monthly events to inspire fun, fashion and fellowship. Thursday they hosted an Ethnic Inspired Runway Show that featured clothing with an ethnic attitude all created by Terry Evans of Fashions By Terry Evans

Terry is a Clothing Designer, Seamstress, and Certified Wedding and Event Planner and her designs were the highlight of the evening.

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Fashions by Terry Evans

Chantel Cunningham, owner of Attitude by Chantel offers personal shopping guidance, wardrobe consulting and she also hosts jewelry parties.  If you would like to contact Chantel, she can be reached at

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Veronica Hodges is a fellow instructor for The Money School of Delaware as well as the owner of Make Me Over Veronica.  She is also a Mary Kay representative who provided the make up for all the lovely models for the Runway Show. 

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Keesha, owner of Goodie Bagz by Keesha, had a large selection of handbags and accessories on display as well as a few lovely pieces featured on the Runway.

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 It was a very nice evening filled with fun, fashion and food as well as vendors representing TLC, Koffe Body Treats and Pure Romance.



The Closet Boutique’s Annual “Customer Appreciation Day” will be held Sunday, September 25th at 3:00 p.m. at 124 East Pulaski Highway in Elkton, MD.

  sunglasses and purses

If you missed yesterday’s episode of Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger, on AAU Teen Talk Radio, click the pic for the link to listen to the replay.

AAU Teen Talk Radio with the Delaware Blogger


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Sunday Stylin Roundup

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Hello friends, I trust you all had a wonderful weekend, mine was quite busy and it’s going to continue late into the night.

This evening I will be heading up to Wilmington to cover the Gordesi Launch Experience – Summer 2015 Collection as part of the VIP Press corp.  I am really looking forward to attending this fashion event and I can’t wait to bring you all the exciting coverage.

Speaking of fashion, here is last week’s outfit roundup.

All in the Family

I am going to title this outfit “All in the Family”.  Reading through fashion blogs I learned that if you are going to mix patterns, make sure the colors are all in the same family.  So with this maxi skirt and black and white shirt, I chose to wear leopard print shoes and purse, I surprised myself with how it all came together.  

The belt, purse and top were all thrifted from Goodwill, the flats were purchased at Citi Trends and the skirt has been in my closet forever. What do you think?

Black and Blue Block

This outfit I am calling “Black and Blue Block”.  You know how much I like my sleeveless sheath dresses and this one from Ross is no exception, and with it are my favorite Mia heels and Buddah Bag.  

Necklace is Avon and bracelet is Old Navy.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best thing about a sheath dress is that you can wear it all year long by just adding a blazer or cardigan when the temperatures dip.  Speaking of Avon, check out my latest YouTube Video, it’s an Avon unboxing which includes beauty supplies that will be part of my Holiday Spa Day Giveaway coming next month!

Autumn Brights

Here I am in a bright Autumn orange.  Orange is definitely a color that works well with my skin tone, not only in the summer but also during the fall.  I like this top because it is so colorful and I think it was purchased at Rugged Wearhouse, can’t remember, but the wedge heels were.  

I love to mix and match my bangle bracelets as well as the multi color necklace. This Pumpkin floral arrangement was a free find at work, it almost got tossed in the trash but it’s the only thing I use to decorate the house because I donated all the other Halloween decorations a few years ago.  Now that my sons are older, we don’t really celebrate it anymore.  

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Pumpkin Floral arrangement

My only Halloween Decoration

This last outfit is entitled “Wild Wednesday”.  Unfortunately, hubby didn’t get a good view of the peep toe wedges as they also have the “wild stripes” along the bottom.

Wild Wednesday

This purse has been in my closet since 2008, it was one of those “I have to go back and get it” finds at a Flea Market in Orlando.  Unfortunately, it has been on the top shelf in my closet for years but I just won’t get rid of it.  I love the Egyptian pattern but it’s too small to even hold my wallet!  

This khaki skirt was thrifted and the top is a one-piece twin set.  In keeping with the wild theme, I am wearing brass earrings, beaded necklace, multi metal bracelet and oversized handmade ring – it was a wild and crazy day!  So which outfit did you like the best?  

Enjoy the rest of your day and we’ll chat tomorrow at Money Monday.  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



Delaware Today Fashion Awards 2013

Delaware Today Magazine Announces the First Delaware Today Fashion Awards

delaware today fashion showDelaware Today magazine is set to host the first Delaware Today Fashion Awards on Wednesday, September 25, at Deerfield, to honor the talented individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Delaware’s fashion industry.

The event, which runs from 6-9:00 p.m., will recognize the Fashion Awards nominees featured in the September issue of Delaware Today magazine. The nominees were selected by the public through an online voting process; however an esteemed panel of fashion experts will choose the winners. With categories ranging from makeup artist to photographer, and boutique to best-dressed Delawarean, the Delaware Today Fashion Awards will identify a wide range of fashion professionals, from promising new talents to established forerunners who have influenced fashion in the community.

The winners from each of the 11 categories will be revealed live at the event. As mentioned, Delaware Today has partnered proudly with a variety of fashion experts to serve as judges. They include: Joan Bernard, owner of Barbizon Modeling & Talent Agencies in Wilmington and Philadelphia; Kelly Cobb, designer and assistant professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware; Colleen Moretz, fashion designer and owner of Colleen Couture; and Dallas Shaw, fashion illustrator and style expert. Ms. Shaw also graces the cover of the September issue of Delaware Today.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and music, and have the opportunity to view the industry’s hottest products and trends. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The Delaware Today Fashion Awards are sponsored by Christiana Mall, Wilmington Country Store, Designer Consigner, Hillary J. White Salon, Kate’s Lens Photography, Kristina Ruggerio Cosmetics, Salon by Dominic, Claire’s Fashions, Gloss Salon—and many more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stand By Me, a statewide financial empowerment program that gives every Delawarean the opportunity to meet with their own financial coach. The organization is a coalition of community partners, led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit