The Twin Crowd

Sunday, June 11, 2017

THE ANNUAL BAG SALE | CONCORD MILLS

Photography By Courtney Fletcher Photography


The 'Annual Bag Sale' is going on right now at Concord Mills Mall here in North Carolina and I honestly could not be more excited. It started on May 26th and we continue until June 30th. It includes exclusive savings , a trend report, pop art and even a sweepstakes to win #ThePerfectBag.  As we all now accessories can easily take an outfit from drab to fab instantly this is why its so important to find the ‘perfect’ one for you and your style. A bag is always my go-to to really create a stand out look. I firmly believe that you can never have too many handbags, but I also think that if you are wanting to purchase one for each season I would try to stick with a neutral or a subtle color as well as a timeless shape. I for one came across this beautiful Michael Kors bag at Concord Mills the other week and could not pass it up. The sale was way too good, I purchased the bag for 65% off - yes you heard that correctly, 65% off! The bag is made from soft leather in the prettiest cream color. It’s going to be a staple for all my summer outfits this season. The cross body design and detachable handles also make this bag a 'MUST'. So convenient for shopping and running errands when using the long strap and then it instantly transforms to a beautiful satchel with gold chain detailing for a night out on the town with friends. I also love how in the top flap there is a hidden compartment for extra storage; this is definitely one of my favorite features. When shopping the sale you want to strategically hit all the stores then shop around and compare. Always think about what you have in your wardrobe that you need to use the bag with or what type of colors you have in the majority of your items at home. Think about what would work best for both your work and going out attire. There are some really great handbag trends that are currently happening, two of my favorites, which are seen in my ‘Michael Kors’ bag, are the satchel trend and the cross body trend. These two trends are such classics and are showing no signs of stopping. A hands free bag is a wardrobe essential plus the satchel shape is so elegant and really can create a chic look with its structured silhouette.
Below are the activities that will take place during the four-week celebration:


·       “Stuff the Bag” benefitting Dress for Success Charlotte – Shoppers can donate a new or slightly used handbag to Dress for Success Charlotte by dropping their bag into the 6’-by-8’ handbag located in Fashion Court near Michael Kors and Coach. Those who make a donation will be entered to win a Michael Kors handbag. The winner will be selected at random on July 1.

·       Win the Handbag of Your Dreams Sweepstakes - Two lucky shoppers will have the chance to ‘win the handbag of your dreams’ through a sweepstakes hosted on Concord Mills’ Facebook page. Customers are automatically entered to win when they comment on their favorite style of handbag on the contest’s social media post. The winners will be selected at random and will receive a Simon American Express gift card valued at $500. The winners have to be residents of North Carolina and have the ability to pick up from Concord Mills. The official rules and regulations are available at Concord Mills’ Guest Services.

·       Handbag Pop Art Display - Shoppers will be treated to a dynamic and interactive 5’-by-10’ pop art handbag display in front of H&M. Soaring high above the display, will be a 12-panel mobile featuring handbags. It will make a great backdrop for photos and Concord Mills encourages shoppers to take and post photos at the display and of their handbag finds using #ThePerfectBag.

You must take advantage of this month long sale at Concord Mills Mall if you are in the Charlotte area, and feel free to comment below and ask any questions about the events going on or ways to shop the sale successfully. Can't wait to shop for a new bag again soon!


XOXO Amber & Gabrielle

Friday, May 19, 2017

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Photography By: Tiffany Co. Photography


So I am booking my flight to Sag Harbor next month and I am thrilled to spend a few weeks in the Hampton's this summer. Its been years since Ive got to enjoy the beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets and amazing food. I will be traveling with one of my closest friends who's never got to experience New York before. I have been counting down the days till we leave in August, it cant come soon enough. We will also be celebrating my dads 50th birthday. These photos of me and Gabrielles have really become some of my favorites, they give you a little peak at our goofy personalities and the genuine love we have for one another. Having a twin is ultimately like having a built in best friend - someone who knows you inside and out, without judgement they consistently stand by you through your ups and downs. I honestly don't know what I'd do without her or what type of person I would have become without her positivity and influence. Yes, we argue and fight were no different then other siblings in that way but we always try to see the other persons side and that there opinion usually comes from a place of pure love and care instead of anger. I cannot wait to be reunited in a few months! Love you Gabrielle - xoxo.
 
XOXO A & G

Thursday, May 4, 2017

THE PERFECT POUT | MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL

Photography By: Amber Mancino


Maybelline has always been my go to for affordable and beautiful cosmetics. They have really out done themselves lately with their products though. Especially with their new ColorSensational lip colors. The shades are so rich and pigmented and glide on smooth leaving your pout feeling absolutely perfect. There are so many beautiful shades of nude that look great on all different types of skin tones. My favorite hues are the ones with caramel and pink undertones. I love mixing a little bit darker liner with the lipstick for a date night or special occasion. Its something unexpected that always leaves a lasting impression, I’m constantly getting compliments for the lip color and am more than happy to tell them that its Maybelline! I got to try out all of the different shades and I also found that the reds are also really flattering on fair skin. I love doing a bold cherry red lip with a winged liner on the eyes its so fun for a night out with the girls and its a great way to dress up a neutral look. On a more olive skin tone the lighter pink shades and paler nudes will really help add to their deeper complexion. I also recommend adding a little shimmer with a touch of highlighter along the cheekbones, nose and above the lips to really create a fresh dewy look. Maybelline also came out with a plum and blue shades which is so pretty when paired with deeper skin tones. I love the ColorSensational liner because it helps make my lips look fuller and plump. The color lasts all day for hours and never bleeds. This is important for me to have color that sticks all day long because of my job and the fact that I’m constantly on the go and a liner that does as well! I promise these Maybelline products will not disappoint.

This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own."

XOXO Amber & Gabrielle