Dress for Success with L’eggs & Thread Cincy

Last week, the Thread ladies and I got together to support Dress for Success Cincinnati. In conjunction with L’eggs, we hosted a clothing drive and happy hour at The Frock in Covington, a pretty little space on Pike Street, which is home to Honey Events, Linger Flowers and Lyell Photography.

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Everyone was encouraged to bring donations of clothing, jewelry, makeup and more to go towards our local DFS chapter. With the mission of passing on style (#StylePassItOn) to others, each of us wrote a special note on our garments, sharing a funny or sentimental memory from a time we wore that particular item.

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

I’m so thankful to be part of the Queen City blogging community and come together to support an amazing cause. We had a blast, and can’t wait to support another great cause soon!

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

And now, it’s your turn! Thread Cincinnati is encouraging you to host your own little soiree to support your local Dress for Success chapter. So grab your gals and get planning! To find a DFS chapter near you, click HERE.

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bluemercury + GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday mornings are similar to Monday’s: nobody likes them. But this past week, I was a big fan of Tuesday morning. Why? Because I got an exclusive look into the new Bluemercury shop-in-shop at the Macy’s in Kenwood Towne Centre. And let me tell you, it was amaaaaazing!

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bluemercury is a luxury cosmetics and beauty company, created by husband-wife duo Marla and Barry Beck. The couple started Bluemercury in 1999 out of Washington, D.C. and have been rapidly expanding ever since! Currently, Bluemercury has 70+ store locations in over 20 states, most of which are in the Northeast.

As the newest face of Macy’s Cosmetics Department, Bluemercury offers high-end makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance brands as well as luxury spa services. A handful of local bloggers and I were invited to check out Ohio’s first shop-in-shop and see everything Bluemercury has to offer. We had a blast!

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

First, from the Bluemercury M-61 skincare line, we were given “glow-and-go” facial treatments, which made my skin feel glorious… emphasis on the glow! Our makeup artist Tara used the M-61 Power Glow Peel, understandably one of BM’s best-selling products. After that, we got some makeup retouching with products from BM’s own cosmetics line, Lune+Aster. Though I didn’t have anywhere to go after my makeover, everyone loves being pampered, right? So I didn’t mind 🙂

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bluemercury Shop-in-Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre | Closet Full of Cocktails

Now it’s time for you to be pampered — it’s giveaway time! You can enter to win a $75 gift card to use at any Bluemercury location. All you have to do is use the Gleam below. There are 5 ways to enter: the more ways you enter, the greater your chances of winning. Contest ends next Sunday, June 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Closet Full of Cocktails + Bluemercury Giveaway!

Thanks to Macy’s and Bluemercury for providing me with a $75 gift card to give away to my readers as well as an extremely generous swag bag of full-size samples. As always, all opinions are my own. And specials thanks to Jordan from A State of Ruin for the beautiful photography!

Friday Fab Five – 05.27.16

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are some of my favorite weekly finds:

Friday Fab Five 5.27 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

*SALE ALERT: Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale started Wednesday and runs until Sunday, June 5. Almost everything is up to 40% off, so make sure you check it out!

  1. Jack Rogers sandals under $100? I’m in!
  2. This Free People tunic (on sale!) is the definition of boho chic, and looks extremely comfortable.
  3. These are the sunnies of the summer season… say that 10x fast.
  4. Quickly falling in love with this shoe designer. *swoon*
  5. I’m obsessed with denim everything, and this is no exception.

Around the Internet

  1. A recipe for healthy cookie dough bites? Um, yes please.
  2. Buzzfeed Animals Facebook page never disappoints. Exhibit A.
  3. I’m all about easy (or lazy…) dinner recipes, so I’m definitely trying out these Tasty recipes.
  4. Esquire just released this year’s Best Bars in America list. It looks like there are some great picks, including a personal favorite of mine: Japp’s.
  5. Did you see that this throwback product is getting relaunched?! Oh the days of T9…

In the Blogosphere

  1. Can’t wait to try out some of the Chicago rooftops mentioned in Jess of The Golden Girl‘s roundup.
  2. I love this simple and easy list of ways to get noticed as a new blogger by Alyssa Knee. Can’t wait to try some of them out!
  3. I’m absolutely in love with this Topshop jacket that fellow Thread Cincinnati blogger Katie from Out + Outfit is rockin!
  4. And I’m obsessed with this entire outfit from Marija of Sportsanista. Check out those flare pants! #throwback
  5. If you’re always looking for clothing deals like me, you have to check out this list from Lauren of Southern Elle Style! Though I haven’t heard of many of them, I’m excited to check them out and see what I can find.

Trending Now: Tassel Detail

So you want to know what’s trending this season? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this CFOC series, I’m talking about some of my favorite trends, and including inspiration for how to incorporate them into your wardrobe. Today’s trend: tassels. Similar to the pom-pom trend, this fun and feminine detailing is popping up everywhere this spring/summer!

Trending Now: Tassels Header | Closet Full of Cocktails

Need a little inspiration? Here are some of my favorite bloggers rocking this colorful trend:

Emily of The Sweetest Thing

Emily from The Sweetest Thing Tassel Bikini Top | Closet Full of Cocktails

Image via The Sweetest Thing

Brooke of Brooke du Jour

Brooke from Brooke du Jour Tassels on Tassels | Closet Full of Cocktails

Image via Brooke du Jour

Annabelle of VivaLuxury

Annabelle from VivaLuxury No Hassle Tassels | Closet Full of Cocktails

Image via VivaLuxury

Krystal of A Pinch of Lovely

Krystal from A Pinch of Lovely Tassels and Neon | Closet Full of Cocktails

Image via A Pinch of Lovely

If you’re looking to add this trend to your closet this season, check out my top picks in the feed below:

 

Friday Fab Five – 05.20.16

It’s Friiiiday, Friiiiday… You know the rest 🙂 Let’s get to it!

Friday Fab Five 5.20 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

  1. Just ordered these beautiful statement earrings, can’t wait to wear them. PS – They’re 40% off now!
  2. Speaking of statement earrings, these will definitely be my next purchase.
  3. Ray-Bans on sale? Yes, please.
  4. I’ve seen this eyelet top on so many bloggers lately… it’s on trend and also 50% off!
  5. In honor of JoJo’s Bachelorette season premiering on Monday, here’s a gorgeous dress from one of her favorite designers. Completely in love!

Around the Internet

  1. I guess LC’s life on The Hills wasn’t always so glamorous
  2. If you’re considering a big city move on a tight budget, read this.
  3. Another reason dogs are simply amazing beings.
  4. Jay Pharoah’s rapper impressions though…
  5. This social media infographic is extremely helpful for anyone looking to gauge the best post times.

In the Blogosphere

  1. Can’t wait to try out this delicious breakfast bar recipe from Elizabeth of Hello Spoonful.
  2. Absolutely loving every part of this spring outfit from Cara of Marvelous in the Midwest.
  3. Check out this fabulous vintage coat that fellow Thread Cincinnati blogger Tamia of The Style Sample is rocking.
  4. I’m so excited to be part of this Bachelor Bracket League created by Chelsie of Chel Loves Wine. How fun!
  5. Getting ready to throw a pretty party? Check out these Etsy shop picks from Bradley of Luella & June.

Friday Fab Five – 05.13.16

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week 🙂 Though mine was a bit hectic (and getting crazier) I have so many exciting things on the horizon. Can’t wait to share some of them with you soon!

Friday Fab Five 5.13 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

  1. I’ve been lusting over these wedges, and they’re selling out fast. So perfect for spring/summer!
  2. Speaking of summer shoes, how about these adorable sandals?
  3. So hard to choose just one of these beautiful, vibrant shades.
  4. No necklace needed with this sweater, and it’s 50% off right now!
  5. I’m so in love with his photography, I want to get a new case.

Around the Internet

  1. So many cute videos to mention this week, so I’ll start with this one for all of you loving the new JT song! #guilty
  2. Then there’s this one for the dog lovers out there… definitely a good laugh.
  3. Did someone say pineapple mimosas?!
  4. In social media news, the “new” Instagram. What do you think of the revamped look?
  5. I can’t wait for Drake to host SNL tomorrow night. If you missed the last time he hosted, watch it now!

In the Blogosphere

  1. This breakfast bar recipe from Davida of The Healthy Maven sounds incredible!
  2. Such a great read from Shaheen of Lows to Luxe about finding a balance between blogging and everything else life throws at you.
  3. How cute is Bailey from Being BaileyAnn?! I’m loving her style, especially her latest off-the-shoulder look.
  4. In need of the perfect party dress? Look no further! This one from Shelbi of It’s All Chic to Me is so versatile, it can be worn for many different occasions.
  5. I’m going to hunt down a vintage scarf of my own after seeing this post from Jennie of Garbage Pile Style. Love these edgy yet feminine looks!

And if you haven’t entered the Thread Cincinnati giveaway yet, there’s still time! Your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Simon Premium Outlets ends tomorrow.

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