Etiquette Boutique Grand Opening Party

Etiquette BoutiqueEtiquette Boutique, one of my favorite women’s boutiques here in South Florida, recently opened their second location and their celebrating with a grand opening party this Thursday, May 1st at 7pm in the Union Planters Plaza shopping center at at 2368 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Etiquette boutiques are locally-owned by mother and son team, Nola and David Harris who have owned a string of successful boutiques in Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. After researching all of South Florida for about five months, they decided Fort Lauderdale was the clear choice for their flagship of Etiquette stores opening the first boutique in early 2012. The styles inside Etiquette Boutique are hand-selected and offer a mix of both investment and trendy pieces. Filling a void in the Fort Lauderdale shopping scene, Etiquette offers savvy shoppers an alternative to malls and online shopping with affordable pieces to round out their wardrobe. With about 70 new styles arriving weekly, the selection is perpetually changing – giving fashion enthusiasts all the more reason to check back often. Etiquette only pulls about six of each style to ensure the dreaded “OMG-she’s-wearing-the-same-dress” moment is avoided whenever possible.

During the event on Thursday evening, myself, along with four other wonderful fashion bloggers — Afroza from Chic Stylista, Alaina from Sky Style Couture Life, Anj from Styled With Poise, and April from April Golightly will be styling Spring & Summer looks using the boutique’s clothing and accessories thanks to Aileen from Newsy Parents. The event will also include live entertainment and cocktails. 

You can connect with both Etiquette Boutique and Union Planters Plaza by using the handles found below: 

Facebook: Etiquette Boutiques

Instagram: @etiquetteboutiques

Facebook: UnionPlantersPlaza

Instagram: @unionplantersplaza

Twitter: @UPlantersPlaza

Petite Wrists? No Problem!

Being short comes with it’s many challenges. From clothing not fitting correctly, to simply trying to reach something on the upper shelf, it’s never easy. Having tiny wrists isn’t connected to my height but it’s just another challenge I find myself facing every day. I’ve always loved bracelets but when it comes to finding a bangle that actually fits my wrist it’s a challenge. I wear my watch everyday and it fits just right because I had (lots and lots) of links removed but for a bangle that’s all one piece or a cuff bracelet it’s a whole other story. I have a pile of bangles that I’ve accumulated over the years (don’t ask me how or why since they don’t fit) but they just sit there collecting dust. When I do put them on, they fall right off or if they aren’t falling off, they’re hitting my hand right at my thumb and my pinky knuckle forcing me to push them up all the time. Do you have this problem too?

Recently, I was contacted by Elaine at Dainty Wrist Jewelry offering me a couple bracelets from her collection. I have to admit I was hesitant at first because I’ve tried bracelets that were “for small wrists” before and they never actually seemed to be any smaller than what I had already but when these bracelets from Dainty Wrist Jewelry showed up, I was sold! I’ve worn them almost everyday since receiving them. They’re the perfect size for my wrist and they’re beautiful too. The quality is amazing and I’ve received so many compliments already.

Dainty Wrists Jewelry is an online jewelry boutique that offers handcrafted artisan bracelets and fashion bracelets, all specially made to fit petite wrists. Their collection of petite wrist jewelry includes watches, charm bracelets, beaded bracelets, leather bracelets, bangles, cuff bracelets, wrap bracelets and more, all exclusively designed to fit petite wrists. Petite wrists rejoice!!

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Here’s a photo of my Silver and Gold Sparkle Cuff bracelet and my Gold Filled Multi Textured Bangles bracelet.  I’ve been stacking them both together and they look great. During the day when I’m a bit more casual I’ll wear just the multi textured bangles by themselves. Head over to Dainty Wrist Jewelry and check out all the amazing pieces they have — you’ll be happy you did and so will your wrists! :)

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Lift, Tone, Burn – Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale

A fitness post? Crazy, I know, but it’s the beginning of a New Year, I’m on a health kick and lets face it, this kick probably wont last much longer so I might as well talk about it while I can.

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I was recently invited to participate in a blogger’s Pure Barre fitness class by Aileen who blogs at Newsy Parents and helped organize the class here in Fort Lauderdale. Believe it or not this wasn’t my first time taking a Pure Barre class so I already knew what I was in for — unbelievable soreness. Why did I sign up for this again? I did ballet for about ten years so when I heard about Pure Barre I was excited to try it out. Unfortunately, after taking a class, I realized the closest thing Pure Barre offers to ballet is the barre. Instead of looking graceful and elegant at the barre (like a ballerina would), I found myself shaking uncontrollably and sweating like crazy. Not cute. But hey, it was an amazing workout and for that, I will definitely continue lifting, toning, and burning with Pure Barre. They even provided us with some Pure Barre “sticky socks” which are a necessity so you don’t fall on your face (or worse, find yourself doing the splits when you physically can’t).

Pure Barre Fitness

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The Pure Barre Story:

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 180 studios across the country, and more opening every month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Carrie opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI in 2001. With no initial clients, staff, signage or even a bathroom, Carrie successfully grew Pure Barre into the dynamic company it is today.

In July of 2009, Pure Barre became a franchise and has exploded in popularity, due to its extremely effective technique (which transforms the shape of a woman’s body in record-breaking time); friendly, high-energy atmosphere; and fun, motivating music.

Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it’s a lifestyle. At Pure Barre, women share a sense of community, in which they are inspired and empowered by each other’s fitness and lifestyle goals. In addition to classes, Pure Barre also offers DVDs, equipment and exercise apparel.

If you live here in South Florida and would like to try a Pure Barre class for yourself, check out Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale. They’re having their grand opening this weekend, January 31 – February 2, with demonstrations, giveaways and more. They are located in the Union Planters Plaza, next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Whole Foods at 2408 North Federal Highway, in Fort Lauderdale.

Have you tired Pure Barre before?

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Pure Barre: Facebook – Pure Barre Fort Lauderdale | Twitter: @PureBarreFtLaud | Instagram: @PureBarre_FTL

Union Planters Plaza: Facebook – Union  Planters Plaza | Twitter: @UPlantersPlaza | Instagram: @unionplantersplaza

30 Celebrities Under 5’4″

It can be hard to tell how tall someone is just from seeing them in photos and on TV. Here’s a list of some of Hollywood’s leading ladies that come in at 5’4 or under. Who’s the shortest of them all? Scroll down to see!

Eva Longoria 5’2

Reese Witherspoon 5’2

Hayden Panittiere 5’0
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