Luxe Shopping in the Heartland...It DOES Exist

I am a snob. I'll admit it. I think my city (NYC) is the greatest, but sometimes you have to go back to where it all began. Back to a time before fashion sense and an aesthetic eye, to a place where I wore a TON of colorful (at times too much so) floral dresses. Yup, I went back to Oklahoma.

I was staying in OKC this past week visiting my brother and his family. When in town I usually spend all my time with them, only taking a break to visit my cousins, aunts and uncles, but never taking a break to shop because ...well why...I live in New York. Today while heading to Trader Joe's for Almond Milk my life CHANGED...I saw a store that whispered "high end elegance". At first I was afraid it was closed, alas it was not...WIN! The store "The Consortium" located in the ultra chic Nichols Hills Plaza in OKC was everything I needed and more. From the fashion and accessories to the beautiful books. I just wanted to stay forever, and the owners Donna and Meghan Spears are so charming that you can't help but want to sip tea and champagne with the ladies while trying on gorgeous clothes.

The store itself is styled immaculately, and is like the closet of my dreams (if slides don't change just click on the picture)

 

The owners Meghan and Donna Spears are absolute dolls. You check them out on Instagram. Their link is HERE . Not only did I buy a beautiful slate grey/black Louiza Babouryan (who by the way has a website and IG of beautiful things) flowing skirt, but Meghan helped me style it with my natural hair t-shirt. (which I'm selling by the way...y'all the natural hair shrinkage struggle is real)

AND SUPER BONUS the skirt was 45% off !!!!! Did I tell you how much I love this place:

The Look: Simple grey "Grow-er NOT Show-er" natural hair tee, long flowing slate #louizababouryan skirt, vintage necklaces from my beloved Aunt Mae, rings: the Red one from a store that no longer exists in Amsterdam, the other a lovely black, silver and gold bauble found in Barcelona, with gold shoes and vintage Gucci clutch. A fun outfit that can be worn on a date or out with friends. LOVE!

The Look: Simple grey "Grow-er NOT Show-er" natural hair tee, long flowing slate #louizababouryan skirt, vintage necklaces from my beloved Aunt Mae, rings: the Red one from a store that no longer exists in Amsterdam, the other a lovely black, silver and gold bauble found in Barcelona, with gold shoes and vintage Gucci clutch. A fun outfit that can be worn on a date or out with friends. LOVE!

I never thought I would find the perfect "world traveler" in my own little world of Oklahoma City...but I did. If you are in the area and looking for the perfect "something"...The Consortium has it.

 

Tieks Review....

Ok, at first I was like "ok Oprah, what is all the hype about? Over 200$ for a pair of ballet flats? Are you F-ing kidding me?"

Welp...she was not, and these flats are NOT A GAME, but a game CHANGER.

I bought these in late December for my Asia trip that was scheduled for end of Jan until early April. (and they come with a personalized note)

These offer enough support?!?!.....YEAHTHEY DO!

These offer enough support?!?!.....YEAHTHEY DO!

I was tired of packing 4-5 pairs of shoes in addition to clothes. I needed a shoe that could easily transition from afternoon to evening. Granted I was sad to give up a pair of heels but glad to have the additional room in my carry-on case.

I try out EVERYTHING on my blog and IG posts before I post good (or bad) because if I'm not willing to try them out then I am not willing to invest my own money into a product.

I was a little leary about trying out Tieks. Everything is done online, so trying on shoes is a no- go. At times this alone is a deal breaker, but if Mama O says to go for it, who am I to say no. I took the risk and shelled out the cash for a pair of Obsidian Black, payed the rush fee, because of course I waited until last minute. (ie two days before my trip) BUT am I glad I did. For two months in Asia I packed one pair of flip flops, one pair of sneakers/trainers, and this pair of Tieks. And believe I walked EVERYWHERE from Bat Caves in Kuala Lampur to the massive steps of Big Buddha in Thailand. These shoes are EVERYTHING, however at the price tag...while I would really love a pair (hint hint @Tieks) the cost is a bit steep for an avid traveler on a limited budget. If I only had a coupon...BIG HINT.

All in all...LOVE THE SHOES