Clothes and Quotes - A Conversation With Shannon

Shannon Rice is a very tenacious lady with steadfast fashion feelings as well as an honest air. If that sounds a certain way, it is meant to. Shannon gives the vibe that she is very present and in tune with what she knows to be true and real. We love it. We love her. Please do not miss her great fashion reviews and style tips, check out her blog Clothes & Quotes. (www.clothesandquotes.com)

Being motivated by her future, Shannon has always had an idea of what she wanted the future to look like and she knows a sure fire way to get what she wants is by working for it.  Her blog is her innovative outlet that lets her shape her ideas and futuristic plans. She started blogging in 2012 and fully committed to her personal blog, Clothes & Quotes, by 2013. I was just finishing up college and working in an office, a 9 to 5 type job, I was kind of bored. I was in dire need of a creative outlet. I wanted somewhere I could share my passions and inspirations and I was constantly looking at fashion blogs. I was so inspired by these girls who were just putting themselves out there and doing what they wanted without any hesitation. Eventually I decided that starting a blog was exactly the outlet I needed,dishes Shannon. The confidence she has gained through blogging has sent Shannon reaching for the stars. 

If you browse her site and read her posts, you immediately get a feel for a true, blue honest review that actually makes you feel good about the potential product of purchase. As for her personal style, Shannon is a jeans and tee shirt type of girl, but she always likes to pair them with a good pair of heels. She says, Of course I love dressing up, but my style is definitely more on the casual side.When asked what her three favorite go-to styles are currently, she mentioned, My leather jacket is always at the top of my list. I don't get to wear it much in Phoenix, but I reach for it every chance I get. My nude ankle strap heels, which I should get rid of because I wear them with pretty much everything. They have become a bit of a crutch. And a chambray top. I have about four at this point and again, it's a piece I constantly reach for. I love dressing the casual top up, it's creates such a great juxtaposition.

Her advice on handbags is, in sync with our thoughts, that you can never have too many!! “When it comes to any every day bag, I think it's always worth spending the extra money. I have "everyday" bags that I've had for years and have held up wonderfully. It’s definitely worth the splurge!” Shannon had the opportunity to carry our Nikki Clutch in Ratan to Hawaii a few weeks ago and it happens to be her favorite Linell Ellis Bag. She gushes, “My favorite Linell Ellis Handbag is the one I got to style on Clothes & Quotes, the Nikki Clutch Ratan. It looked gorgeous online, but when I received it, it exceeded my expectations. I love that it can be dressed up or down...It would look just as good with a dress as it would with a pair of jeans and a basic t-shirt.” Thanks Shannon, way to make us smile.

We hope you enjoy her blog as much as we do, and we love her pics of our Nikki Clutch in Hawaii. We leave you with a few fun facts about Shannon… She lives currently by the quote “Trust the timing of your Life”. She elaborates, “It's easy to get discouraged when you aren't where you think you should be or where you thought you would be at any given time in your life, but I have full faith that if I know what I want and if I am willing to work for it, it will eventually come. Where I am right now is exactly where I should be!” Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Shannon enjoys bikes rides, the many new (non-chain) restaurants that pop up and of course that gorgeous fall/winter desert weather (ideal for fashion!). Lastly, she has six tattoos, five of which she kind of wants to get rid of, but hey, trust the timing of your life. It takes you where you are supposed to be. 

 

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Life in Beverly Heels

written by melanie:

We have been following Beverly Beal’s Instagram page for a while and have been in love with her style from day one. From head to toe, with picture perfect hair down to the most appropriate shoe ware Beverly delivers. To top it off, Beverly has a blog called “Life in Beverly Heels” where she shares all her styling tips, advice and even awesome beauty secrets. 

 

Coming from Detroit, Beverly currently resides in Atlanta, where she is fully enjoying the fashion scene as well as the entrepreneurial spirit of the people, in particular the women of the area. “Atlanta is a place where you can literally start from the bottom and put in the work and come out on top”, says Beverly and with that she created her blog about a year ago, with the one-year anniversary coming at the end of June. She started her blog for the most obvious reason; her love of fashion. She wanted to create a space with a street-style feel where she could share this love, her thoughts and ideas, with others and make connections with those who shared her passion. The blog is a true hit as its kind of a lifestyle blog from the point of view of being in Beverly’s heels…. how clever and cute!!

 

With her self-dubbed style being a “modern minimalist”, Beverly is certainly no stranger to fashion. Prior to her starting her blog and currently still, she is the owner of “Loved Labels”, a luxury designer online consignment store. It is a place where you can shop, sell, and rent luxury items in one beautiful simple site. Even though her personal fashion style is ever evolving, Beverly always includes a classic piece and makes an easy ensemble. “Although I always love what's trending I try to incorporate new trends but still keep my style simple. Fashion speaks all languages, touches all backgrounds, and expands to all walks of life. I absolutely love that.” That is the most satisfying part of blogging and running her business. The biggest motivation in Beverly’s life is her mother. She gets her spirit from her and aspires to be like her. “My mom runs four businesses and still has time to look beautiful, travel, and inspire others in our community. That is everything I want to embody, she is a constant reminder of what I work so hard for.”

 

At the moment, this avant-garde woman, has three favorite go to’s in her closet. The first item is a staple piece; her Chanel handbag. Beverly believes in a handbag you must look for quality as “having a quality handbag doesn't mean it has to be very expensive because expensive doesn't necessarily mean it's of good quality. When I purchase bags I want to know how is the wear and tear, how durable it is, and does it clean well. I pay close attention to the fabric used, the extra details, and if the bag has versatility.” We absolutely agree! The second item is her Jimmy Choo Gladiator sandals, which she loves so much so that she says some of her other shoes are beginning to collect dust. We can totally relate to having a favorite!! Last but most certainly not least and truly endearing is her gold “Beverly” bracelet that she purchased in the era of the Carrie Bradshaw reign.


If you visit her blog www.lifeinbeverlyheels.com you will not be let down one bit. You can spend quite some time there being fancied by all her ideas and what she shares. People would be surprised this is the same phenomenal lady who is a sci-fi, zombie lover, war & history buff that also holds a law degree amongst other degrees. We truly love what she has to offer and she too enjoys our brand. “Linell Ellis has actually been on my radar from some time. I would always see it on Blue Fly, but like any other online shopper you’re hesitant on purchasing new brands online. But I've always liked the simple style clutches and especially the Theresa Cork Tote. I am an official Linell Ellis handbag lover.”

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