Animal Instincts

There’s so many reasons to love animal prints, but for me, it’s the perfect way to spice up an otherwise plain outfit. Animal prints are also a fun way to show your wild side, can be interesting to mix and match with other prints and are otherwise just a staple and classic that will never go out of style.

On this day, I wore my cabi Hutton pants with one of my favorite sumptuous cabi tees an added some fun leopard accessories-leopard trimmed glasses, leopard sneakers, a leopard bracelet and my favorite new cabi silk scarf with a leopard-like trim.

I’m excited about this seasons trend at cabi, “Animal Instincts,” where we encourage you to have fun wearing the different types of animals-whether that be in a print, a fabric or an exotic detail. Here are some of my favorites from this season! Shop online anytime quinessasolomon.cabionline.com

cabi Scoop-The Recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday and I’ve back home from Nashville, TN. The cabi Scoop was AH-MA-ZING!!!

Here’s a recap of the festivities:

Rather than flying, a few of my fellow cabi girls and I took a road trip from Chicago to Nashville. Road trips are always a blast, especially with a fun group of women! We only stopped a couple times on the 7 hour trip (I slept half the way).

When we arrived, aside from the sweltering heat smacking me in the face, I was blown away with the warm welcome throughout the gorgeous Gaylord Opry Resort & Covention Center. Not only was it gorgeous on its own, but everywhere I turned, I saw cabi!!! cabi women, cabi clothing, cabi banners, cabi, cabi, cabi! I couldn’t have felt more welcomed!

I got myself situated and rested for the night, preparing for the next two days, which I knew would be full of information, increased fashion knowledge, more strategies for serving my customers and best of all a first look at the Fall collection!

On Friday, I attended those few workshops and training that are critical to being the best wardrobe stylist ever! Women filled the halls as we fashionably made our way to our classes.

The best part of the day came with the revealing of the Fashion Show! We had a chance to see all of the fantastic clothes. The gorgeous bold prints, the stunning colors, the flattering silhouettes. We heard 1st hand from the Design team about the design details, the trends, and all the great aspects of the clothes that make them super special. All of this training enables us stylists to not just put together an outfit for our customers, but deliver it with quality!

I’m already starting to pull looks together!

Not only is Scoop a time to refreshen our styling, get a company update and see the new line, it’s the time to connect with my fellow cabi sisters. In the time I’ve been a cabi stylist, I’ve developed some great relationships with women all over the world. We’ve now expanded to Canada and the UK and I am super excited about the possibilities for women to be involved in this new way to work and new way to shop that cabi has created.

Time for me to get to work!! I am ready to serve you this season in a number of ways:

  1. Home Shopping Fashion Experience
  2. Personal Styling Appointments
  3. Closet Audits
  4. Wardrobe Consulting
  5. Online Store: quinessasolomon.cabionline.com

Talk to & See you Soon!

xoxo, Q

Nashville Here I Come

I’m counting down to cabi Scoop in Nashville this weekend . If you don’t know what Scoop is, check out this post. I have 1 full day, just 1 day to get myself together! Here’s what’s left to do:

Beauty-Hair & Eyes | Packing 😩😩😩

I like to be strategic with packing. Ladies, we can get crazy and go overboard and seriously, I don’t have time for that. I’m pregnant and my options are limited so I’m bringing what I need (and just a little bit extra lol):

  1. A comfy travel fit- we’re taking a road trip
  2. Something to change into upon arrival
  3. First day conference look- lots of walking so cute yet comfortable is key
  4. Change for dinner- downtown Nashville 
  5. Conference Day 2 look-same criteria as #3
  6. A comfy travel fit- back on the road home

OK…6 outfits (+1 or 2) for 3 days. Geez I won’t be at home so I’ll need something to sleep in.  And jewelry and shoes. Oh man… Let me get it together guys! 

Who’s in Nashville? What do I need to bring? What should I keep at home? Packing tips? Road trip advice? I’d love to hear from you!

Love the shape and color of my nails!

Luxury Lifestyle Nails-Review

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to my beauty appointments (i.e. nails, hair, makeup, eyes). Right now, I need EVERYTHING done! As I countdown to the days I leave for Nashville to see the Fall cabi clothing collection (5 days away), I decided to start with my nails.

For years, I’ve had the same nail tech, Jenny. I have special relationships with my beauty experts. I mean, they are responsible for something that’s very important to me, my image! And Jenny, she is my girl. I can always count on her to get my nails right. I can show her an image and she can duplicate it. And if I don’t have anything in mind, she knows my style well enough to come up with something that fits me. I used to see Jenny at the dreaded mall (*sticks tongue out* UGH). It was always loud, crowded, busy, and while I always went to Jenny, it still didn’t feel like personalized experience. It didn’t feel relaxing, ya know? Thankfully, Jenny has found a new home at Luxury Lifestyle Nails in Melrose Park. This was my first trip and I must say I loved it!

I arrived right at opening time on a Saturday morning. Still calm. Not too many people. Tons of open chairs. I saw Jenny’s pretty colorful hair and I knew this was going to be the relaxing experience I needed, one like I never experienced at the mall. I had my Pinterest pics ready on my phone to show her for my color inspiration and she immediately grabbed the colors I showed her.

I took a seat in the spa pedicure/massage chair and let it beat me up. At 5 months pregnant, that massage was eveything! Jenny got to work on these dogs and I sat back, closed my eyes and just relaxed. When I started to think about stuff (like where I was going next, what I’m cooking for dinner, what is this lady saying in Spanish), I immediately went back to my relaxing place and tried to empty my head. They call that meditating, right? I was there to relax damnit, not think! And that I did.

Jenny then escorted me and my belongings to her chair to finish up my no chip manicure. I was so glad there was a hook to hang my purse! At the mall, I had to place it on a chair beside me until that chair became occupied or sit it behind me…so uncomfortable. I am always impressed at how long my nails have grown since getting the no-chip manicures. I will never add a fake nail nor gel or acrylic to my precious hands again (unless necessary lol)!

The staff was all friendly. All products appeared to be sanitized immediately. The floors were nice and clean. Flat screen TVs are throughout. I wonder if you can make channel change requests??? With the front door open, it didn’t even smell like a nail shop! I’m nt too high maintenance. All I want is to be comfortable, treated like a queen and for my nails to be as pretty as I imagine them in my head!

Needless to say, I can’t wait to see Jenny & the crew at Luxury Lifestyle Nails again in a few weeks and I hope my future experiences are as good as my first!

Please go visit and tell them you read about them on the Always on Q blog!

Luxury Lifestyle Nails
102 1/2 N 19th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 397-4273 
Instagram: nk_luxury_nails

images courtesy of IG: nk_luxury_nails

Countdown to Scoop – Cabi Fall 2017

As a cabi stylist, Scoop is something I look forward to twice a year. It’s the time where all 3000+ stylists gather from all around the world to accomplish several things:

  • We reflect on our past cabi season
  • We hear about what’s going on in cabi land, business wise
  • We connect with one another- those we know, those we interact with on social media, and those we don’t know yet!
  • We get renewed and refreshed for our upcoming season through intense training workshops
  • Best of all-we get an up close and personal look at the upcoming season with a state of the art FASHION SHOW!!!

So there’s 6 days until I hit the road for this season’s Scoop which is in Nashville, Tennessee. So much to do before I go. Here’s my top 3 things to do:

  1. Beauty-Hair & Nails
  2. Pack-This will be my first time traveling pregnant, so I’ll need to make sure I have comfy gear…especially shoes!
  3. Get things set at home- Daddy + Daughter (Big K+ Little K) will be without me; gotta make sure they have food!

I’m getting amped thinking about the new collection (can’t wait to see the new shoes)! It’s great being with a crowd of like-minded fashionable business women that want to see you succeed and I love hearing how cabi is defying the odds in the retail world and changing the way women work and shop!

Here’s a sneak peek video at the Fall collection :

and a few sneak peeks of the new clothes

I. AM. PUMPED!!! I’ll check back in with you on my countdown! 6 days to go!

And here’s a flash back to the last Scoop in San Diego in January as we prepared for the Spring collection…