Happy April, Birmingham! Although the weather is a bit resistant, we’re ready to welcome sunny days with exciting events and beautiful, breezy styles. This month, we’re featuring looks from SOCA, The Swanky Stork, The Impeccable Pig and Manhattan South for upcoming events: the first Birmingham Barons Game of the season, the 21st Annual Corks & Chefs tasting event and the 10th Annual Pink Palace Casino Night Benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness at the fantastic Atomic Bar and Lounge. Today’s gorgeous models are a few of the best and brightest bloggers in Birmingham. Their flawless hair and makeup were expertly done by stylists Misha Mills, Briana Smith, Brandy Stoudemire, Malyse Mudryk and Elyse Kilgore of the fabulous Tonya Jones SalonSpa in English Village. They made our models feel comfortable, happy and downright gorgeous!
Let’s get to know these Birmingham bloggers a bit better …
Meredith Tolleson of The Southern Source was born and raised in Birmingham and is constantly inspired by the booming food and social scene here. Thus, she provides Birminghamians with delicious recipes, fitness tips and fashion-forward styles that allow women to learn how they can eat well and look their best through healthy lifestyle choices. Her bright and bubbly personality is as admirable as her successes in managing her own website and advancing in a full-time job.
Heather Brown of My Life Well Loved is a healthy lifestyle blogger dedicated to giving Birmingham women and moms fashion and beauty advice as well as fitness and healthy eating options including work out regimens (she is a Pure Barre teacher!) and delicious recipes – all while sharing her experiences in pregnancy, raising a family, faith and travel. She is a delight to be around, and it is impossible not to love her infectious laugh!
Madison Freeman of My Open Door is a Southern belle, born and raised in Birmingham, who aspires to “open her door” and show others what inspires her. She strives to connect with people through home decor, fashion, weddings, food, travel and so much more. We had a blast getting to know Madison and seeing how her free spirit influences her style and lovable personality.
Last, but most definitely not least, Brittany Raborn of Southern Mama Guide is originally from New Orleans but has called Homewood home for over seven years. She is a life and style blogger who shares her favorite home decor tips and finds, style inspiration and the precious life moments that bring joy to her life. It was a treat to work with her, and we loved learning about her sweet family!
Here’s what they’re wearing to April’s Events!
The Event: Birmingham Barons Kick Off the Season!
- April 11-15, 2018
- Games start at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
- Tickets are $15.
- For more information, visit milb.com.
The Birmingham Barons are back! Celebrate the start to spring by heading out to Regions Field this April 11-15 as the Barons battle Montgomery. The season opener takes place on Wednesday with opening night fun, including the break-dancing bat boy. Cheers to Thirsty Thursday at Thursday’s game with $2 beer, wine and soft drinks, enjoy Friday Night Fireworks at Friday’s game, a special jersey auction on Saturday and a Jackie Robinson Day celebration on Sunday where kids are admitted free. Go Barons!
What to Wear: Baseball attire is all about comfort, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo style! We’re suggesting light, simple options like this blue and white blouse with classic white shorts from SOCA, black and white ensemble from The Swanky Stork, adorable set from The Impeccable Pig and concert tee with navy shorts from Manhattan South.
- April 14, 2018
- 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Tickets start at $100.
- For more information, visit pinkpalacecasinonight.com.
Come out to Haven this April 14 as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama hosts the 10th Annual Pink Palace Casino Night. This exciting fundraising event features casino games, bites and drinks, a silent auction, the chance to win a stunning piece of jewelry and a fun-filled elegant evening supporting an important cause. This event is perfect for those looking to get dolled up and enjoy a spring night in the Magic City!
What to Wear: This fundraising event calls for cocktail attire, and although a little black dress is not a must, we wanted to offer some LBD options to show you how to wear the wardrobe staple in a few creative ways. Try out this classic cocktail dress from SOCA for a timeless style, or this cute and versatile off-the-shoulder maxi dress from The Swanky Stork for on-trend comfort. This suede t-shirt dress from The Impeccable Pig looks ultra fashion-forward when paired with over-the-knee boots, and this sophisticated black and white jumpsuit from Manhattan South is a uniquely stylish way to rock the LBD look.
The Event: Corks & Chefs
- April 28 & 29, 2018
- Noon to 3 p.m. each day
- Tickets will go on sale soon.
- For more information, visit magiccityart.com.
The highly anticipated Corks & Chefs tasting event is back for its 21st year at the Magic City Art Connection contemporary art festival this April 28 & 29! Attendees will have the opportunity to taste delicious dishes from Birmingham’s favorite restaurants while sampling wine, craft beer, spirits, craft cocktails and coffee & tea. Guided tastings and demos will complete the event. Best of all, Corks & Chefs profits help support a free art field trip for 1,200 Birmingham third and fourth graders. This is the ideal way to soak up the spring sunshine while tasting Birmingham’s best and supporting a wonderful cause!
What to Wear: For this two-day food and wine festival, we’re going for casual, breezy looks that reflect the event’s creative atmosphere. This precious jumpsuit from SOCA, sweet denim dress from The Swanky Stork, off-the-shoulder embroidered top paired with white jeans from The Impeccable Pig and ruffled top with statement earrings from Manhattan South are all fantastic style choices.
Have a fun — and stylish — April!
A HUGE thank you to:
Birmingham’s talented bloggers, Heather Brown of My Life Well Loved and @mylifewellloved, Madison Freeman of My Open Door and @mbbfreeman, Meredith Tolleson of The Southern Source and @thesouthernsouce and Brittany Raborn of Southern Mama Guide and @southernmamaguide for modeling today’s looks!
To The Atomic for allowing us to use their one-of-a-kind bar and lounge as the backdrop of this fun fashion shoot.
And to Eric & Jamie Gay of Eric & Jamie Photography for the fabulous photos of Heather, Brittany, Madison and Meredith.