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Too many women suffer from not having time to get ready in the morning…any any mornings after they’ve gotten married and/or have children.  The focus always shifts from us (me, you, baby) to them (you and baby); the Me gets lost in translation.  It’s unfortunate that women have to carry all the burdens we have and are expected to look a certain way…it seems impossible…ESPECIALLY IF YOU ADD WORK INTO THE MIX.

Tiffany is wife, momma, teacher and super-saiyan. The key to adding a little spark back in her life and yours is a cute, simple wardrobe built on separates and wardrobe basics. Check out some of the looks I put together from our shopping trip that did not break the bank. I scored all of these pieces (minus bags) from consignment shopping: Escada, White House Black Market, Vince Camuto, J. Crew, Talbots, Chicos and more for less than $200! 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of heels, 3 necklaces and 11 tops to interchange with new and existing bottoms.

Flirty and Fun White Dress

Lace is a huge trend this season and it adds a delicate feminine touch. Teacher of the Year, Kiwonda never wears white, unbeknownst to me, but looks fabulous.  Just in time for spring and appropriate for several occasions and event, from weddings to work! The bell sleeves add a fun vibe to look and minimal accessories to complete the look.

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of color with heels…nude or black cold work, but these red Valentino inspired heels from her closet pair well.

Kiwonda Riley, Teacher of the Year

The 2019 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year is Ms. Kiwonda Riley.  When I walked into her classroom to meet her she was teaching a dance class (she also teaches English). She knows how to speak to teenagers, the cool teacher. I think she’s always been that way.

I remember in high school, I was probably a freshman or sophomore and seeing her in the halls. I think as a teen, you can easily identify people that you would like or admire, she was one of the persons for me. I was a dork, so she didn’t know it. I can recall her being a cheerleader and being very joyful and rambunctious, minus the bad rap as a mean girls that some cheerleaders carry. Safe to say, she’s still that same person. One to admire, but with a “started from the bottom, now i’m here” story, with such much humility.

I knew immediately, I had to capture to youthfulness and dance spirit in a chic look, completely gifted from Fabric and Dillards. Her look is perfect for school, brunch with the girls or the Food and Wine Festival with her fiancé. 

Nicole Dillon

Nicole Dillon was Teacher of the Year at Oglethorpe Charter School. Nicole is definitely the “Do-It-All” woman. She has an enormous heart and oozes a joyous personality.  I captured her personality for the night in a bold Calvin Klein dress from Roz and Ali and all of her gifted accessories from Dillards.

Nicole is a gem, so bright gemstone colors are beautiful against her chocolate skin. This was a perfect look for an evening of recognition, but can be worn on a date night, church or any of her speaking engagements!

Dr. Laura Hooks

Dr. Laura Hooks was Teacher of the Year at West Chatham Middle School.  She’s a woman who knows what she likes and what she wants, just needed a little help mixing, matching and assembling.  I’d describe her personality as a subtle cool. The woman who loves to relax, but definitely knows how to have fun.

I picked out a great floral dress from Harper in Savannah for her. It’s bright, light and fun. I gave her two options of dressing it up for date night with her hubby or with a jean jacket and flats for walking the streets of downtown Savannah. All of her accessories were gifted from Dillard’s.

Holiday Styling- ILA Ball

This was the second holiday event styling Keenya.  The first look was a festive holiday green dress. So for the ILA Ball, we had to do something completely different, but how? She was already bold and a stand out in the last number.  I knew we could not do red for this particular event because everyone (300+ women) would’ve flocked to red.  The only choice was to be loud. What better way to do that than dripping in GOLD.

Caped Holiday Hostess- Alia

Alia is always super busy planning events in addition to working at her hair salon.  Every year she hosts a Christmas Party, but had no time to even think about her look this year; she didn’t even know what she wanted to do.  I knew she had to be the best dressed person at her own party, so I selected this fierce, caped gown and accessorized with all gold.

Alia always takes risks with her hair, so I wanted to test the waters in a sexy, yet comfortable dress perfect the evening.  I love how the layered necklaces elongated her décolletage area.  Check out the details:

Winter Styling, Dr. Melissa Gratias

I have so much fun pulling women out of their comfort zone.  I’m kind of quirky and my personal style ranges from bold business to festival chic.  It’s a hard balance not influencing my personal style onto someone else’s, but rather, introducing new thoughts and views of oneself.