The Baby Shopaholic + Neiman Marcus

I know, I know…the events are never ending. Lol! But I was SUPER excited about this one because it was hosted my friend Trina a.k.a. The Baby Shopaholic, and let’s face it…hosting an event at Neiman Marcus is just a big deal. Yay! Go Trina! I am so proud of her because I’ve watched her blog grow right in front of my eyes over the last year…and she’s only at the beginning of her journey.

The event was a Spring Trends presentation with Neiman’s in-store stylist, Dave.  I didn’t know this, but Atlanta’s Buckhead Neiman Marcus is one of only five lucky stores to have a stylist on location.

Dave walked us through the top trends for spring — pink, yellow (the new nuetral), neon, colored pants, prints, and silver shoes…while showcasing pieces from Neiman’s relatively affordable CUSP collection, which features brands like Rachel Zoe, Elizabeth and James, Haute Hippie and more at price points from $100 – $400….and just for fun he trew in some super LUXE accessories from our favorite pricey luxury brands like Tom Ford, Chanel, Prada, and Louboutin.

The idea behind the presentation was to demonstrate that you don’t have to have an unlimited budget to shop at Neiman Marcus.  It is one of Trina’s FAVORITE spots to shop, and she is always proud to show off her luxury buys that she found for under$100.  Not only does she shop their CUSP (contemporary line), but she also waits for things to go on sale and shops those clearance racks.  Trina and Dave did a great job demonstrating that Neiman Marcus really does have something for every body and every budget!  For me personally, I think the take home lesson was shopping quality over quantity.  I’ll be the first to admit that I just enjoy the act of shopping, so I’ll easily drop $200 on a BUNCH of small inexpensive stuff so I can extend my shopping dollars…whereas I could take that $200 and spend it on one or two quality pieces at Neiman Marcus (or maybe even three pieces if I hit up those sale racks!).  There are arguments for shopping both ways, and I guess my opinion is that a balanced combination of quality wardrobe staples and accessories…especially shoes and bags + inexpensive basics make for a balanced and versatile wardrobe, well equipped for high-low dressing.

Anyway, my fab ATL blogger crew was most definitely in the building…snapping pictures like only a fashion blogger can (okay, maybe real photographers have us beat…but that’s it! lol).

Adriene of Sadiddy Magazine and Kristen of Lily Kai Boutique

Lexi of Curls, Coils, and Kinks

The Style Pundit getting a complimentary mini-makeover!

Miss Bernetta of Bernetta Style (right) with a friend.

Trina with Danica of Everywhere (From the looks of those shopping bags, she did a little damage!)

Trina’s FABULOUS shoes – Bebe “Giselle”, $179

…and finally, this is what I wore.  Honestly, I was very unhappy with my look, although it was more than likely due to the fact that last week was truly the week from hell at my job.  If this event was put on by anyone else but Trina, I wouldn’t have made it out.  After putting out fires all day at work, getting dolled up to go out felt like a chore…and I was having a horrible hair day… Go figure! This week will be better :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT week!

The Fashionista Next Door

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28 Responses to “The Baby Shopaholic + Neiman Marcus”

  1. Awww I see Corie and Trina….so many friends in my head! I hope to get out to ATL in July for a project! Looks like fun Mrs. Busybody!
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  2. Kim says:

    Yes honey….love the leg action!
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  3. Pretty Dark Girl Style says:

    Looks a wonderful event.. Trina looked SUper Cute …loved her entire outfit and those shoes. To DIE FOR!! I'm stalking the website now!! Loved your look too, don't see anything wrong with it Doll, you always look great :)

    Toni http://www.prettydarkgirlstyle.blogspot.com

  4. Kenzie says:

    your skirt is too cute and trinas shoes are out of this world!! sooo amazing!
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  5. TheChicestGeek says:

    Im loving that skirt..dress maybe…that youre rocking. It has Eboni written all over it!

  6. Taliah says:

    Aww you still looked fab dear! Love the skirt. xo

  7. Rocquelle says:

    Looks like a great event! I love the idea of mixing high-end with other more affordable options.

    You may not have been to happy about your look, but you look fabulous!!
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  8. Faith says:

    Everyone look so bright and fresh in these pics. I'm inspired by some of the outfits… including yours. Great post!
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  9. askniab says:

    Lovely idea and so true that many think shopping at more upscale stores means you have to be loaded with cash – so not the case. It totally comes down to "how" you shop; be it at cheaper retailers, thrift stores etc.

    BTW, I get where you're coming from about not being happy with your look, but I think you look great. Work it!
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  10. that looks like a totally fun event!!
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  11. MsKroberts says:

    Wow Neiman Marcus is a big deal!! I love her feather-y shoes and you look Fab per usual.
    If ever you all decide to do a give away, with those floral print pants(3rd pic)..with the black and white stripes at the bottom, I hope I win!! LOL, wishful thinking!
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  12. ChellBellz says:

    Boooo, you looked great! I love the high low, and the top goes with it! I know how you feel sometimes though! I personally think you looked fab!

  13. I think you and Trina both look adorable! What a wonderful event. I NEVER go in Neiman Marcus because I just assume it's out of my range. I do however love Last Call.

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  14. Style & Poise says:

    Trina looked so fab!!! And those shoes…I die!!!!

    Roni
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  15. bria says:

    Love those shoes!!!!

    bria
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  16. Stephanie says:

    What a fabulous event! Yay for Trina! And her shoes are freakin' amazing :)

  17. Man, Man, Man this event looks super FAB!!! I would have loved to been able to attend. And hosting seems just as fun. Trina looks amazing! Loving her shoes. I see you're still taunting me with that bag – rude, LOL!!!
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  18. joyandsunshine says:

    You looked great, and it was so nice of you to support your friend even when you didn't exactly feel like going out. Hopefully, the event made your day a little brighter :-) I don't ever go in Neiman's…maybe I'll swing by there next shopping trip. Trina's shorts are adorable, BTW.

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  19. Linsey says:

    where is that skirt from Eboni?

    • Hey Linsey! I actually bought this skirt when I attended the Atlanta Apparel mart at AmericasMart last month. It was from one of the showrooms there. I am not sure what stores carry it, but the brand is Fumblin Foe. Hope that helps!

    • Linsey says:

      thanks!!!

  20. jessj says:

    Eb you look wonderful! And you should know, when I get dressed for "something" I think hmm…would this be worthy of a blog post? I'm working on making every day a post-worthy day ;-) xoxo

  21. Baby Shopaholic says:

    Great recap! I think incorporating some quality in you wardrobe is a most! Especially for classic pieces! Thanks for all your support!

  22. Mymou says:

    Lexi was here in Paris, last week I was so GLAD!! like OMG I am meeting with one of the forst ladies that inspired me to go back natural and even create my own channel.
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  23. Monet says:

    - I'm in LOVEEEEE with yuhr skirt ! & Trina's outfit is too cute :)
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  24. simplychic says:

    you make me miss atlanta :-./
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