life is like a box of clique mixers - you must shop, drink and mingle

Friday, July 30, 2010

(apology for the cheesy title, Forrest Gump is on the TV in the background and I am inspired- LOL)

1st off, I love my life. I love my friends that are my family that are my life. Growing up a single child with a single mother made me always crave lots of friends and family around me. Too bad I was such a dork in school I only had a handful (thanks mom for the awful hair cuts! Totally ruined my street cred.). After I turned 30 and had a baby, my life changed dramatically. I was no longer able to go out and party and dance, and I had to be more creative to get my girl time.

Right around my son being 10 months old, I thought I might lose my mind if I didn't get out of the house! But, there was nothing to do. It was either happy hour, which was too early for me, or go clubbing, and wasn't wanting to do that. So, I being a person to create my opportunities figured I'd pool all my resources and friends and create an event that was the ultimate girls night, and I call it Clique Mixer. Since then, I've held about 15 mixers and have Clique Directors all over the United States....seriously awesome.

Here are some photos from my most recent Clique Mixer. I hosted the Aloft Sassy Sunday Summer Social (presented by Clique Mixer) this last Sunday. I love this venue and the people and always have a great time when hosting there! And did I mention I'm a martini whore and they have the best? oh yes.

Thank you to all my friends that come out to support the venue and vendors to shop, drink and mingle! I love you!! There are SO many vendor to name - for the complete list, here's the flyer.

Posing with Amanda Lopez, the GM's Assistant at Aloft.

Gotta show the outfit...and the salvaged hair! LMAO Just 18 hours earlier I was a certified carrot head - oh yes - see my facebook page for the deets and picture -

Some of my best girls, Alexis (L) and Kait (from NOSKINNY).

Picture while taping my video (below)...

Fashion show finale walk. And yes, I do support skinny people too. I do not discriminate and the boutique I chose carried up to size 18. Fashion by Adorn. Models are from Dream Models Inc, GREAT group of ladies.

My best gals Jessica Hektor (L) of ThirtyOne Gifts and Mandy Allen craftonista and blogger of MandyLand.

And, here's a little video I put together so you could join in the fun...

My Outfit
{Top - Gifted from, Pants Gifted from, Shoes - Merona for Target, Bracelet - Avenue} And for the super curious, I keep the 42DD girls up with the best strapless around - Cacique for Lane Bryant. :)


Join me at And, more photos of this mixer online.

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  1. oh how much fun, love fashion shows/mixers. you look, as always, stunning ;) thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks like so much fun! I love your top, luurrvvee it, I might have to give the strapless bra a whirl...


  3. Great photos! Hard to believe you were a redhead --- your hair looks adorable now!

  4. thanks so much gals! I do have fun!!


About Me

STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

HEALTH: (since it's an inevitable conversation, here are the facts) 310lbs as of Jan 2014, normal blood pressure + cholesterol + sugars + etc, no PCOS, no thyroid problems, I think my metabolism has completely left the building however, I absolutely believe the human body was meant to move and exercise is important! Get those endorphins baby! Afterall, happy people don't kill people, right? :D

• being a working mommy wifey doesn't mean I have to dress the part *wink*
• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
• Size and age are just a numbers

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