what to wear to ciaa party

Party Style: Waxed Denim Edition

DSC00655These waxed denim jeans were my my first experience with J. Brand.  Yes, I was a J. Brand virgin too!  Anyway, I was quite impressed with them overall.  The fit was SO spot on —  just immaculate.  And I absolutely loved the color.  But probably the most surprising thing was just how comfortable they were.  I mean, pants like these usually make me nervous.  You know what I mean, right?  Nervous that you are just one wrong move away from busting right out of them!  Well — I didn’t get that with these.  Even though they fit like a glove, I could easily maneuver on and off the bikes for these photos.  These pants had all the sexiness of leather but without the price tag or the fit and breathability issues.  I simply loved them.

DSC00651Now, believe it or not, I had literally been waiting since my Waxed Denim post last fall to wear these bad boys.  Incredible, right?  Well, I had high hopes to rock them for my Friday fun at CIAA this weekend… but it turns out, I had a terrible headache all day so I didn’t quite make it out to the party!  (Yep — I was my OWN party pooper!)DSC00658

BUT I did take some shots of my look earlier in the day.  I ventured out to the local Motorcycles of Charlotte Dealership (home of Ducati, BMW, Triump and MV Agusta Motorcycles).  The owner was nice enough to let me use some of his amazing motorcycles there as my backdrop, so even though I didn’t make it to my event, I felt a little obligated to share the photos with you anyway.

Are you all still rockin’ waxed denim? Let me know what you think!!!



What I’m Wearing: Victoria Secret Blazer, Dirty Cotton Scoundrels Jimi Hendrix Tee, J. Brand Waxed Denim Skinnies, Kelsi Dagger Leopard Pumps, Urban Expressions Clutch

Where Am I: Motorcycles of Charlotte


Perfect Party Style: The Feathered Tulle Skirt

DSC_0023Yep, it’s CIAA week in Charlotte!!  Yay!!!  So, what does that mean exactly, you ask?  Well…. 180,000 visitors to the city for the week and tons and tons and TONS of parties.  Parties during the day, parties at night, concerts, comedy shows and lots of celebrity sightings!  This is absolutely the biggest party week in Charlotte all year long.  Oh and I suppose I should mention that there is a CIAA Basketball Tournament going on too!

DSC_0020Of course, fashion and style are at their height during the week’s activities.  You absolutely MUST be at your most fabulous!  In fact,I’m always on the lookout for great looks throughout the year just for this week!  Crazy, right?DSC_0017

Anyway, this feathered tulle skirt is one of the looks that I picked up over the holidays.  It was on my wish list for Christmas and my brother and sister in law bought it for me.  When I added it to the list, I immediately knew it would be perfect for CIAA, it’s such a fun, party girl piece!!DSC_0038

Check out these other tulle skirt fashion inspirations on Chictopia.  I decided to style my look with a little bit more “rocker” edge.  What do you think?  What is your “go-to” party style?

What I’m Wearing: Blanc Noir Mot Jacket, B Jewel Tee, Ann Taylor Loft Tulle Skirt, J. Crew Skinny Belt, Michael Kors Python Booties, Urban Expressions Clutch, Versona Accessories Pearl NecklaceDSC_0049DSC_0047

Where Am I: Rivergate PlazaDSC_0051