I’m MOVING...


I’m soooooo excited to tell you that I’m MOVING INTO AN OFFICE/STUDIO SPACE! We are in and setting up next week! Follow along on my Instagram @dhaliaedwards to watch the space evolve. I’m sharing the space with several other amazing VA entrepreneurs (all ladies). The space is called The Brides Corner and we are located in Chambord Commons, off of Virginia Beach Blvd and North Great Neck Rd. Thanks to all my family, friends and clients for all your support and encouragements along the way. This is going to be a great new adventure and I’m excited to experience it with you all. 
I can’t wait to show you how I’m furnishing and decorating the space. Stay tuned!


Growth


Hello. If you haven’t noticed, we’ve done a major rebranding change with our business name. I would like to officially announce that we are no longer MzFashionCloset, simply now, Dhalia Edwards. I am thrilled to reveal makeup, style..., beauty, and much more, in a fresh and contemporary way. Take a look around and let me know what you think.

I would like to say Thank You So Much for visiting our site and showing love. We’ve come such a long way, I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be doing what I love …..AND there’s more exciting news to come so stay tuned. Thank you.

Organized in Style




Staying Organized is a practical task for any individual. But in my business or blogging, networking and booking clients I had to find an easier way then what I had going on before.  Prior to purchasing these two Blue Sky items I was lugging around multiple notebooks, a thick meeting folder, a monthly calender, and a thick note book.  

These new two items are great and have minimized my paperwork.  They are both vinyl covering and printed with soy-based ink on 50% recycled paper.  I use the Note-book for my to-do list each week. I divide it into categories for Post topics and I also list other things I don’t want to forget to do or check into.  For the Planner, I like how its more then what I had before...this is a weekly/monthly calender so I have areas to note anything important by my booked clients.  

So far this new system has been working well along with my iPhone calender and iBooks (for holding my contracts).  I'm off to a nicely organized start for 2014 and its soooo refreshing. 

So how do you keep organized?  Anything specific you like or love, Please do share.....

By the way BlueSky is having a 30% off sale now on all planners & calendars. 


A little Inspiration


I came across this wonderful quote by Sarah Blakely and it's to good not to share.  Especially for those of you like me trying to make a passion your everyday business. 



Homemade Chicken Soup


 We received our first snow day today in Hampton Roads and what better way to spend the day closed in making chicken soup, sipping on tasty wine and finding much inspiration on Pinterest.   Here is my recipe for when you decide to find some warmth on a snowy day.



Ingredients
  • 1 Small Egg Plant (cut into pieces, removing the core)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 2-3 Corn on the cobs (broke in half)
  • 1 pack of Chicken Breast (skinless)
  • 7 Spanish Manzanilla Olives (stuffed w/minced pimientos)
  • 1 spoon of minced Garlic
  • 3 spoons of Knorr Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 2 spoons of Tomato Paste
  • Herbs - Ground Pepper, Cilantro, Oregano (1/2 tablespoon each)
  • Half a gallon of Water


Directions:

Now it's time to add everything together and enjoy this delicious, fresh soup! Add all ingredients to the pot in the following order (the order does matter): 
  • Add Water, Chicken, Onions, Pepper, Olives, Garlic and herbs (Let simmer for for 35 minutes on high heat)
  • Add Corn, Egg Plants, Potatoes, Tomato Paste and Bouillon flavor (let simmer for 30 minutes on medium heat)



(images via my iPhone)

ENJOY!



Thank you 2013


Macon Photography


This year has been truly amazing for MzFashionCloset.  Every opportunity seizes to amaze me and I can't do nothing but imagine what 2014 has in store for us.  I want to take a moment to thank all my brides, friends, family and enthusiast for putting your trust in me and what I love.  Your endless support is why I Love What I Do.

Here is to a an even better 2014.  Thank you ALL!

Most Wonderful





It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Holiday shopping and makeup works has kept me a little busy then ever but I was able to enjoy this weekend with my little ones at Breakfast with Santa.  Can you believe its only 10 more days till Christmas?!  This month has completely gone by entirely too fast.  

Virginia Beach Town Center Fall Fashion Show / October 4th & 5th 2013


Hope you can make it out to this years Fall Fashion Show Weekend in which I'll be styling all the participating models. We'll be featuring fun fashions from the Town Center of Virginia Beach and Pembroke Mall the evenings of, Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th.  With the theme of “Denim & Diamonds” being showcased in Friday night’s runway show, the models will be showing how to take that day time casual look to night out!  Saturday evening’s fashions will be turned up a notch.  It’s all about glamour and the after five looks at the “Night on the Town” themed runway show.  Join us for two evenings full of fashions, music, photography and more!  It'll be fun so come out and enjoy yourself.  Open & FREE to the public.

Concert Hustle





(Images via my iPhone)

Yesterday I attended the America's Most Wanted Tour (Lil Wyane, TI, 2Chainz) with a few of my co-workers.  We had such a great time. ....Just enjoying the perks from my job. ;)


Shirt: Hustle Gang. Short: True Religion. Shoes: Nine West. Purse: Rebecca Minkoff. Bracelet: J.crew. Shades: Ray -Bans. Lipstick: MAC "Pink Popcorn"

Gym Packing



A little slacking on the blog style post due to this (working out) and wedding makeup season.  So I figured I would share what I carry in my gym bag (L.L. Bean Boat & Tote Bag)

1. Playcloths cap (Extra sun blockage)
2. Weight gloves
3. Carolina Herrera x Target essential bag w/ Sunblock, deodorant, perfume, hair ties, etc.
4. Ray-Ban Shades (protect your eyes on those sunny runs)
5. Tory Burch business card holder (never know who you may meet so be prepared to network)
5. Workout kicks of course... On sale HERE (with a little storage bag)


Hope this little post has motivated you to get a little regiment going. ;)

Here's to a GREAT workout Summer!


Heart+Soul Wedding Event 2013





This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the 1st annual Heart+Soul wedding event, your one stop shop for all things wedding.  From fashion shows (bridal dresses & Spring trend styles) to dancing, sipping cocktails, indulging in utterly tasteful hors d'oeuvres and chatting with all the incredibly talented vendors.... This is truly an event you don't want to miss while prepping for that big special day.  Most of all the information and inspiration could be found here.
















The VIP crew ;)





Sunkissed Events & Design





An interactive wedding event... And that's exactly what it is!

I so look forward to next year's event and I hope to see YOU there too.


(Special Thank you to Jill Brown)


Heart + Soul Wedding Event


To all my local fans, friends, newly engaged couples! You don't want to miss this super exciting NEW event to hit Hampton Roads!

MzFashionCloset has teamed up with Sunkissed Events & Design and Heart + Soul Wedding Event to Giveaway not ONE but TWO tickets to the Heart + Soul Wedding Event next week March 27th from 6-9pm! For your chance to win these limited tickets just leave a comment below stating #Heart+Soul. Two lucky winners will be chosen Sunday March 24th. I look forward to seeing you there. :-)


HBD


Thank you to Everyone for all the Birthday wishes today. I'm trully blessed to do what I Iove and have such amazing people like you to follow me along the way. On another note I'm now back on "instagram" feel free to follow me there for more pics that you may not see here. Search... dhalia5

Thanks.


Day Off


Enjoyed my day off today, I accomplished a few things on my to do list.  Here are a few snippets of my day...  



First saw the kids off to school...


Picked up some fresh flowers for the home...



Yes, went for a massage at Oriental Massage...


Had a pedi & mani at Ocean Nails...


Picked up baby #3 from the groomers...


 Now I'm off to kick my feet up, zzzzzzz




Snips of The Week



Relaxing


Drinks with my cousin at the Yard House


Beach Day


Picking up my race packet


Friday's look


Open House with the kids


Office fun :)


New pigments for the kit


Orange coffee


Fresh flowers for the home


Little arm candy


Work station at a clients wedding day


Candlelight in the home


Sunday Funday after the run


This morning yard view


Happy Hour time


Outside the office


Waiting game


Fun tables at my friends home


 New tweed skirt


Hope you found some fun, love, laughter, relaxation and happiness this Labor Day weekend.