The O Report was one of the social media influencers invited to attend Merriment & Mimosas: A Blogger Brunch held at Circle Court in the luxury wing of SouthPark Mall. It was hosted by Simon, owner of SouthPark Mall, Concord Mills Mall and Charlotte Premium Outlets.
Something Classic Catering put together a delicious menu of breakfast food along with mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.
The festive decorations included a beautiful Christmas stocking from Frontgate at each blogger's chair with their name embroidered in gold thread. It was stuffed with goodies gifted by the three malls.
Beautiqued blogger Shauntel Green (www.beautiqued.com) was not only The O Report's pick for best dressed blogger at the brunch, she was also the event's Social Media Challenge winner and walked away with a prize of a $200 Simon gift card for herself and a $500 Simon gift card to give away to her favorite charity.
A highlight was a fashion presentation by Suzanne Libfraind, the personal shopper for SouthPark Mall. Her services include style consultations, wardrobe planning and personal shopping. (To schedule an appointment, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.) She shopped the three malls and put together displays of her favorite fashion looks right now.
Here are Suzanne's on trend tips and the fashion examples she used from the three malls.
Layering your necklaces updates your look.
Instead of a blazer, throw on a moto jacket. Especially if it's a stylish shade such as burgundy.
A glitzy clutch is a fun must-have.
Body suits are back in style. This one from Dress Barn at Concord Mills is extra stylish because it's in velvet, has a ruffle at the neckline and can be worn off the shoulders.
A chunky sweater is a Winter wardrobe essential.
This Kate Spade bag from Charlotte Premium Outlets is large enough to be a work bag and only costs around $160.
This blue hue takes a faux fur vest to a new level.
Pants with embellishments - in this case lace overlays - can go from a day at the office to a night on the town.
Looking ahead to Resort/Spring, Suzanne loves the look of this white jumpsuit ($298) from Lilly Pulitzer at SouthPark Mall.