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:

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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!

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…

HOW TO WEAR: AFRICAN PRINT

I’ve been asked several times how to style African ¬†or Ankara print¬†clothing. Such a beautiful, detailed print, I’d advise to keep everything else simple. Printed bottom, plain top and vice versa. Here are a few ideas to get you started and a compilation of some websites to get these beautiful printed pieces. And if you’re on Pinterest, you have to check out this African Print Dresses Board. Enjoy! Love, Q

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DPiper Twins

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DRESS CLASSY

I can’t wait for the weather to let up so I’m thinking warm thoughts. I’m ready to get into my skirts and dresses. I’m day dreaming dresses! I’m seeing skirts! They are both¬†the epitome of femininity and class (when¬†worn correctly). Even a simple maxi dress can be classy. When choosing a dress or skirt, I prefer those that¬†hit a bit above the knee or longer (unless its a party night, then I’m definitely going short). I’ve put together a¬†few looks to use as inspiration to get you excited about the warm weather. Love, Q

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WORKOUT PLAN

I’ve been on this non-stop journey of “eating better,” getting into shape, working out, yada yada yada. I’ve started, but I haven’t been able to stick to it. Why is it so hard to stick to doing stuff we know is good for us? I won’t waste too much time wondering why, I’ll just keep pushing at it until I get to where I want to be. Having hypertension, it’s very important that I’m taking good care of myself and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I’ve tried getting a gym membership-thinking it would force me to go. Didn’t work. I’ve looked at youtube workout videos so I didn’t have to go to the gym. Couldn’t stick to it. I even bought Kim Kardashian’s Fit in Your Jeans by Friday videos!!! Never watched em. So we’re two months into the new year and 3 months away from summer. It’s about that time to start again. Of course, I gotta have cute workout gear. ¬†1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get those sit up right!!!! ¬† This should get me motivated!

I already know my workout gear will be a factor that keeps me going (don’t judge me, I like clothes, ok). I know I could probably pull some old leggings and grab a big tee but what fun is that. My workout wardrobe will be more like this:

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Share your workout tips with me! Love, Q

BE MINE

Beloved Valentines Day is in a couple weeks. While folks are figuring out what to buy and where to eat, us fashionistas are thinking What to Wear??? V-day is the perfect day to dress up, no matter your views/beliefs¬†about this “holiday.”
Here’s a few style ideas to get you started. Go casual or go classy. Either way, Be You & Be Fierce!
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NYE

New Years Eve. Back in the day, a day we all used to get uber-excited about. These days…ehh…not so much. While we’re certainly happy and thankful to see another year, we just don’t celebrate it the way we used to-the partying, drinking, staying out all night-you remember those days, right? Well, if you are one of those folks who will¬†indeed be partying it up this New Year, here are 3 looks¬†for spicing up the night with your wardrobe:

1. The Sequined Dress. Nothing says Happy New Year like something shiny! Pair your sparkling frock with strappy sandals or strappy pumps (or even a classic pump). Just keep the shoe simple-the glitz of the dress will be more than enough. Since you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking around-mixing, mingling, movin and shakin-opt for a knuckle clutch to keep your belongings close. Just be sure not to knock anyone out as you fling your arms in the air screaming Happy New Year!!!

Song equivalent:¬†“Firework” Katy Perry

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2. Tee & Jeans. Yes, please! If you’ll be in a casual environment, hanging with family, having a few friends over or just staying in, go for a comfortable yet stylish look. Whip out a graphic tee and some ripped jeans along with some comfortable flats. You’ll feel good, your feet will thank you and you’ll still be fashionable enough to post #nye pics on social media.

Song Equivalent: “Cheers” Rihanna

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3. The Leather Skirt.¬†Don’t wanna feel too dressed up or too dressed down? Find a happy medium. Go funky and chic with a fitted leather skirt (or leather pants). Add a printed top or plain one. Either way, you can still have fun with silver and/or black shoes and accessories.

Song Equivalent: “Get On Your Knees” Nicki Minaj ft. Arianna Grande

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There are many options for expressing yourself through your personal style for New Years Eve. Just think about what you want your look to say. How do you want to feel? Whatever you do, do you and do you well. Take risks. Have fun. Stay cute. And be comfortable. May the New Year bring you everything you want and more. Love, Q