Friday, March 29, 2013

Week Night Dinner with Dei Fratelli Traditional Flavor Pasta Sauce

Let's face it. Working full time and preparing dinner every night isn't easy.  We need to give ourselves permission to take some shortcuts.  As long as the dinner is nutritious and healthy that's what really matters.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I don't always make my own homemade sauce for pasta.  Yes.  More times than not I reach for the jar!

The great folks at Dei Fratelli recently sent me some of their all natural tomato products to review.  I was familiar with the Dei Fratelli brand, because at a recent Sweeties Review Party I was able to sample some of their delicious salsas. In this shipment I received three pasta sauces and one jar of salsa.

Each container was packed well, doubly protected in bubble wrap and the carton was also full of biodegradable packing. So important with anything that gets shipped! This box was definitely packed with care!

Although their website contains lots of great recipes - for our first review, we went with one of our own recipes and decided to make Spaghetti and Super-Duper Meatballs using our tried and true recipe for meatballs.

We decided to pair them with the the Dei Fratelli Traditional Pasta Sauce.

You can make this recipe easily enough too, with items you probably have in your pantry and fridge.  No need to go on a special shopping trip!

You'll need

1 jar of Dei Fratelli Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 package of spaghetti
For the Super-Duper Meatballs

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup of Italian flavored breadcrumbs
2 eggs
1/8 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or fresh garlic to taste)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 or 2 Campari tomatoes coarsely chopped

This recipe makes 12 medium size meatballs. 

And the secret to my super-duper meatball recipe is that I par bake them in the oven to release some of the fat from the meat. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  I usually line the pan with parchment paper - makes for easy clean up later!

While the meatballs bake, put the Dei Fratelli sauce on to simmer.  Remember you should never add anything hot to something cold, or vice versa.
See how much fat is released in this process!
Then, add the meatballs to the sauce and let simmer while the the water for the pasta boils. Note: Dei Fratelli sauce is thick.  If you like your sauce thinner you can add some beef, chicken, or vegetable stock, or, a little water. We did not as we like our sauce thick!

Because we didn't add any salt to the meatballs, we have no guilt adding plenty of salt to the pasta water.  I'm not sure if it's true or not, but my mother used to tell me salty water takes longer to boil, so add the salt just prior to adding the pasta.

When the pasta is done to your liking (we prefer al dente), strain and serve it on a pretty platter, garnished with some fresh parsley and shredded Parmesan cheese.

This meal would pair nicely with a fresh green salad, or a side of some grilled zucchini and squash.

And we LOVED the Dei Fratelli Traditional flavor pasta sauce!  It was thick and hearty, and had a robustly fresh tomato flavor.  Best of all, it's all natural without any crazy preservatives!

Hearty and HEALTHY - you can't beat that!

Sauce Ingredients: Crushed Tomatoes, Onions, Sugar, Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oregano, Romano Cheese (Cow''s Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Garlic, Basil, Spices. Contains Milk.

Look for Dei Fratelli pasta sauce in your local supermarket or grocery aisle - or you can even order it online HERE

They have several gift baskets available for the "tomato-lovers" in your life, or you can simply order a jar of their wonderful pasta sauce or salsa for yourself! Go ahead, you deserve it, treat yourself!

I can't wait to try the other Dei Fratelli pasta sauce flavors!  And the yummy salsa!

Disclaimer: The Dei Fratelli Traditional Flavor Pasta Sauce was provided for me to review, however all opinions expressed are my own.. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How To Age GRACE-fully

I have big shoes to fill. Metaphorically, of course.
Have no fear, my feet are fairly normal sized.

My mother, GRACE, aged beautifully.

In her later years, her wide grin and laughter would fill a room with sunshine. 

Her wisdom was etched in each smile and worry line. 

Her arms were amazing. Where mine now look like two birds' wings flapping in the wind, hers were firm and and shapely.

Her legs were even better. Always. At eighteen, or at eighty, they were one of her most attractive features. Betty Grable legs, my dad always said. Mine are kind of knock-kneed, and yes, a little saggy and dimpled. 

She dressed appropriately, comfortably, and impeccably. 

But it's not her physical attributes that contributed to her aging GRACE-fully.

My mom was beautiful on the inside, as well.  Always a life-long learner, she never stopped growing intellectually.  

She was always reading, usually a historical biography  but sometimes a trashy romance novel. She kept her mind, her hands, and her body active with crossword puzzles, book clubs, crocheting, and walking.

She kept adding to her every growing circle of friends.

Her biggest fear in aging, was being a burden to her children. She worried that she would some how become incapacitated in one way or another, and become dependent on someone.

She treasured her independence. 

But I know after my dad passed, she missed a loving companion, and especially the camaraderie of a family.

And her family was the most important thing to her. She fiercely loved her children, sometimes to a fault.

Her extended family, as well. She had beloved grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And nieces and nephews. And cousins. And friends. Lots of friends!

To grow old as GRACE-fully and as lovingly as my mother did, would be one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.

And one that I truly hope I live up to.


Dear Readers,
I am lucky to belong to an amazing Facebook group called Generation Fabulous, GenFab, or #GenFab, for short. And this week, I'm participating in this group's fifth blog hop on aging gracefully. Please read some of the heartfelt stories that they've shared!

And I'd love to hear your thoughts on aging gracefully in the comment section below!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Daisy Lewellyn's 5 Spring Essentials - Macy's Spring Fashion Show

It's finally beginning to feel a LITTLE like spring here in Connecticut so it was the perfect weekend to hop in the car and take a drive up the Merritt Parkway to Paramus New Jersey to attend a Macy's Spring Fashion Show (#SpringEssentials and #5Essentials).

Oh my goodness.  The Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus NJ is unbelievable. The mall is fantastic but parking is CRAZY! You literally have to stalk shoppers as they exit the mall to get a parking space.  What do they do at Christmas?  Of course,  it wasn't until I was leaving that I found out they have park assist, where you will be directed to available parking in their parking garage, and some stores (although Macy's is not one of them) have valet parking!

In any case, this was a fun fashion show hosted by the effervescent Daisy Lewellyn, author, TV personality, fashionista, and style expert. Daisy has been featured on such shows as Good Morning America, Rachel Ray, and the Martha Stewart Radio Show.
Daisy Lewellyn does a happy dance for the Five Spring Essentials!
The Everywhere Society was my sponsor for this trip and it was certainly a great event to participate in!  First of all, I got to meet a few bloggers from New England, which is always great and helps to pick up tips of the trade, and just plain make new friends! Prior to the show I met Jennifer from MommaDandDaBoyz (@mommaDandDaBoyz) and right after the show I met Monica from SoFamilyOnline (@Sofamilyonline). I also met a journalism student, Terichi, who was covering this event as part of her university studies in a course on mobile media.

We got there early enough to see the catwalk being set up and met another amazing Macy Event Coordinator, Lindsay.  These Macy's event coordinators are fantastic.  In a matter of an hour they literally transform a section of a Macy's store into a Project Runway worthy fashion event.

The show was opened by MaryAnn, store manager for the Macy's Garden State Plaza Paramus New Jersey store.
MaryAnn, store manager for Macy's Garden State Plaza Paramus NJ
Macy's was also offering shoppers who spent $75.00 or more a copy of Daisy's book "Never Pay Retail Again" and a free Macy's tote!

And everyone was invited down to the Impulse Beauty counter to have a spring inspired makeover! Shout out to the Impulse girls who also did the make up for the show!
The Impulse Girls
Daisy's five essentials for spring this year are great!  Plus they're easy to put together and AFFORDABLE!  Most of her picks for the models were separates and accessories that cost under $100.00. I know, I know, you're waiting for them!  Well here they are!

Daisy's Five Spring Essentials
  • Pullovers (comfy! one was even made of sweatshirt material)
  • Peplums (hides a tummy and helps give curves, or accent existing curves)
  • Printed Pants (fun and flirty)
  • Dresses (always a mainstay)
  • Lace (even a shoe that was patterned in lace!)

As always Macy's featured beautiful models, that represented the typical real-life woman! In addition to the traditional tall and slender model, they also featured a petite size, as well as a curvy model.  Thank you Macy's for knowing that beautiful women come in ALL sizes...and that we like to see clothes on people that look like US!

Daisy commented that these are all made in comfortable materials, cottons blends and jersey knits. Jessica on the left has on a pullover made of sweatshirt material.  What makes it look so polished?  Simply add a belt to kick up the style a notch!
(L) Jessica in a pullover by Bar III, pencil skirt Marilyn Monore
(Center) Zoriah in a leather vest and leather skort by MADE
(R) Tricia in a Style & Co pullover with Calvin Klein Skinny Jean

The peplum works like magic! Daisy says it gives both fit and flare! For women without curves, it gives the illusion of some, and for those with curves, it helps hide a little tummy and because it fits so nicely at the the waist, it nips it in a bit!
(L) Zoriah in an INC petite top and cobalt blue peplum skirt
(Center) Jessica in sorbet colors, a leather jacket and peplum dress by BAR III
(R) Tricia in a  peplum top and jeggings by Jessica Howard

Printed Pant:
This spring it is all about the printed pant, says Daisy.  What do you think?  I like them, A LOT! And I think this is one summer trend I will jump onboard with.
(L) Jessica in Michael Kors print jeans
(Center) Zoriah in Lauren priint jeans
(R) Tricia in Style & Co. print jeans
Dresses are always a mainstay and these three looks were fabulous!  You simply can't go wrong in a spring dress.
(L) Zoriah in a printed shirt dress by INC
(Center) Jessica in a print dress
(R) Tricia in a print dress 

Daisy explained that lace is the one of the hottest celebrity trends this year. And can be found in everything from dresses to tops to shoes.  Check out the beautiful Tricia in the emerald dress on the right!  Emerald green is the hot color of spring, says Daisy!
(L) Jessica in an INC gray lace dress (gray is the new black says Daisy!)
(Center) Zoriah in Kensie apricot lace with lace shoes!
(R) Tricia in emerald lace (looks teal in this pic but it was actually a beautiful shade of emerald)

And I have to point out the shoes from these outfits!  The shoes in this show were amazing!  Polka dot lace ups, bright colors and neutrals, and lots of comfy wedges!

In between each 5 Spring Essentials set, Daisy held various contests, name three celebrity baby bumps (Kimye, Kate Middleton, Jessica Simpson), name the perks of the peplum, strut your stuff fashion feature, and a sixty second dance party!
Attendees get to walk the catwalk and party like a rock star!
After the show we got to meet Daisy and have our book autographed!  Terichi got to do a short interview for her mobile media course, and Monica and I did our own pose with Daisy's book on the Macy's catwalk!

Top left:  Terichi interviews Daisy while event coordinator Lindsay looks on, Bottom left:  me and Daisy, 
Center: Terichi and Daisy strike their best "fierce" pose, 
Right: me and Monica of SoFamilyOnline.

And here's some candids of the people that were there...

... and some of the pops of spring color we saw throughout the store!

Remember to check Macy's website for events in your area!
Click HERE and enter your zip code!

Hope you enjoyed looking at  Daisy Lewellyn's and Macy's Spring Essentials
shown at the fashion event at Macy's Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus NJ

See more pictures from the event HERE and "like" the Home Place facebook page!

You can search for more info at: #SpringEssentials and #5Essentials

Look for upcoming Macy's Spring Fashion Events in:

Washington, DC: 3/28 at 5:30 pm, Macy's Union Sq with LookMazing
Memphis, TN: 4/6 a 1 pm, Macy's Wolfchase Galerria, with Nick Verreos
Cincinnati, OH: 4/20 at 1 pm, Macy's Kenwood, with Nick Verreos


What's YOUR view of the fashions shown today?

Have you bought any new pullovers this spring?
Would you wear a peplum?
Is a spring dress in your future?
Will you be in some printed pants this season?
Is lace in your wardrobe?

Tell me your take on the Five Spring Essentials in the comments below!

DISCLAIMER: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about the Macy's Five Spring Essentials event. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Think Spring at a Sweetie's Review Party #thinkspring

You can tell spring is on the way because weekends are getting busy again!

Everyone is ready to shake the winter doldrums off and jump into some warm weather!  With that comes weekend events, and fun parties to give you a reason to get out of the house!

Last weekend I was invited to a Sweetie's Review Party titled "Think Spring!" (#thinkspring) and Wendy (aka Sweetie) had lots of wonderful items for us to review!  

You'll remember our last Sweetie's Review Party was "Margaritas and Manicures!" (#margaritasandmanicures). 

Well, the Think Spring party was just as AWESOME and featured lots of great products!  And because they were holding the party on St. Patrick's Day, Mr. & Mrs O'Sweetie (LOL) cooked up a heap of corned beef and cabbage, with the traditional boiled potatoes and carrots. 

After having a helping of corned beef I couldn't wait to sample some of the great products that were provided for the party, either through the companies themselves, or through peer to peer contributions.

I have to start with Tandoor Chef Indian Food.  I've never been to an actual Indian restaurant, although I loved watching the Next Food Network Star when Aarti Sequira won.  (Bobby Flay himself said if she ever opened an Indian Restaurant, he wanted to be her backer!) Well, anyways, I love Indian spices so it's no surprise that I loved these offerings by Tandoor Chef!
Tandoor Chef Indian Food

I sampled the Jumbo Samosa with Chutney and the Lamb Samosa.  I absolutely loved the Lamb Samosa and will definitely seek them out in my local supermarkets and keep them on hand to snack on or to serve as an appetizer at a future party of my own!

Then I moved on to the Dei Fratelli Salsa with chips.  This salsa is wonderful!  I'm bummed that my local grocery store doesn't carry them but I'm going to haunt them til' they do!  (Hear that BIG Y??).  
Dei Fratelli Salsa
L-R mild salsa, black bean and corn salsa, medium salsa

The good news?  You can purchase their products online! (Click HERE to shop) I tried both the black bean & corn salsa and the medium salsa.  Both were great but I was little more partial to the black bean and corn because I do like my salsa on the chunky side!

Next I tried some Rudolph's Southern Recipe Cajun Cheesy Popcorn.  Soooo good!  I'm a popcorn lover, and like to try all sorts of different flavors, and this one didn't disappoint!  
Rudolph's Southern Recipe Cajun Cheesy Popcorn

It had a true spicy cajun flavor, yet stayed true to a popcorn taste and wasn't overpowering! 

By now my sweet tooth was hankering so it was time to move on to the Cookie Pies!  What?  You haven't heard of a cookie pie?  Well, it was a first for me too! Barbara's Cookie Pies were a hit!

And they certainly lived up to their billing "looks like a pie - taste like a cookie!"  And really, who doesn't love a big ole' cookie!

We were then treated to a demonstration and talk about Soda Stream a nifty little product that allows you to turn regular tap water into sparkling soda! And it also allows you to make your own flavored sodas.  This was a product I was familiar with as a colleague at work has it AND LOVES IT!  
Soda Stream

It was great to see it in action and get to taste some of the product. It is really an amazing little gadget, and hardly takes up any counter space!  A plus for those of us with small kitchens!  

While the rest of the review team played Buffalo Games I was treated to a much needed camera lesson by Sweetie's daughter-in-law (THANK YOU!) But apparently I missed out on a LOT OF FUN because the woops and hollers coming from the gamers were incredible!  In any case, Buffalo Games are "Laugh out loud party games that are fun to play and easy to learn!"

Next I moved on to what I know you've all been waiting for! ...the Brix Chocolate!  I first heard about the Brix brand at the Mohegun Sun Wine Fest this year.
Brix Chocolate
I still can't believe how well chocolate pairs with wine!  The Brix people explain that the tannins in the chocolate beans bring out the tannins in the wine, and naturally complement one another.  My personal favorite was the Brix Milk Chocolate paired with BareFoot Red Moscato California wine.  Nice and mild and a sweet way to cap off the day!

We also had some great items to bring home!  Fellow CT Blogger Rachel Ferrucci donated some Cravebox gifts. 

Mine was packed with all sorts of goodies and I especially can't wait to try the Zatarain products! And aren't the Craveboxes neat? They look like a super-sized Tiffany box!  

Another product provided was Lunchbox Buddies, a cute little note card that you can tuck into your loved ones lunch box!  Everybody loves a little lunchbox note! 
Photo source: Lunchbox Buddies
Your little ones will love finding these little notes tucked in their lunch everyday!  Everyone likes a little giggle and some good wishes!

The great folks at DeMets Candy Company (a local CT company!) also provided us with some great snacks. I brought home some chocolate covered pretzels (love sweet & salty) and some turtles. Yes. I. love. turtles. 
DeMets Candy Company
What a great time we had and all the items were wonderful! Thanks to all those who donated or provided products!

And I also had a great time meeting up with some fun Connecticut bloggers!

(L-R) Home Place, A Year With Mom and Dad, My Own Blog ReviewSECT Kids, Sweeties Reviews
Missing from photo: Savoring the Thyme

If you have an event you would like promoted or a product you would like reviewed by our group, 

Or contact me at

Thank you Sweeties Review for a wonderful event & to the companies who furnished products!  

We love to #thinkspring!

Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were provided by Sweeties Review through the following companies: Brix Chocolates, DeMets Chocolates, Tandoor Chef, Southern Recipe, Barbara's Cookie Pies, Dei Fratelli, Cravebox via Rachel Ferrucci, Soda Stream, Lunchbox Buddies, and Buffalo Games.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Macy's Heart of Haiti & Culinary Chef Council - A Winning Combination

What happens when the Macy's Heart of Haiti initiative teams up with Macy's Culinary Chef's Council for spring?

Source: Macy's

It becomes a winning combination! 

That's the Magic of Macy's!

Macy's is partnering with artists of Haiti, who are slowly recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2010. By offering the artisans sustainable work, they are able to support their families, and in doing so, contribute to the rebuilding of their country's economy. Each artist receives half of the wholesale price for pieces sold at Macy's from the Heart of Haiti initiative.

Now that Spring and Summer are approaching everyone is getting ready for warmer temperatures and plans for springtime entertaining!

And that's where famous Chefs from the Culinary Council come in.

Source: Macy's

Each member of the Culinary Council is sharing a recipe for a cocktail to share with you to help promote some of the wonderful items available from these amazing Haitian artists!

Today, I'm able to share with you a recipe from Todd English, renowned chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur and television star.  

And what's more - for a short time Todd lived in my hometown of Branford, so I'm pleased as punch to share one of his recipes with you!

What recipe you ask?  His famous Peach Frizzante Martini!   YUM!

Doesn't it sound wonderful?

I love FLAVORED MARTINIS and decided to give this one a whirl. Because I REALLY love the flavor of peach, I decided to kick it up a peachy-notch and substitute peach flavored vodka for regular vodka. I used my favorite Asti Spumonti sparkling wine instead of champagne, and organic peach nectar

Because I forgot to purchase my favorite Dole sliced peaches, instead I used canned peach cubes and alternated them with maraschino cherries for color.

Doesn't it look DE-LISH?

And, always the snacker, I paired my Peach Frizzante Martini with some cheddar cheese slices and crackers that I nibbled on from my beautiful Heart of Haiti Tea Leaf Nesting Trays.

Aren't the trays beautiful against the bright orange of the cheese and the bright peach of the martini? And seriously, aren't YOU ready for spring and summer too?  

Here's some examples of the beautiful trays and other hand made items from the Haitian Artists.

set of 3 nesting trays
Source: Macy's
small newsprint tray
Source: Macy's

serveware on painted wood
Source: Macy's

You can help the Macy's Hearts of Haiti initiative too by supporting the Haitian artist's work available at Macy's!  There's more than servewear...there's jewelry, vases, picture frames, and MORE!

Click HERE to preview some of the wonderful items available for Macy's Hearts of Haiti.

Click HERE to meet the Haitian artists and hear their stories.


Disclosure:  I am a member of the Everywhere Society and received this complimentary tray set to review.  However, all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Macy's Prom Fashion Show - Mandi Line & Action Item #MacysProm13

This weekend we attended the Macy's Prom Fashion Show at the Westfarms Mall in Connecticut.
#MacysProm - #MacysProm13
#MacysProm - #MacysProm13

As always, Macy's knocked it out of the park, or better yet, they ROCKED it out of the park, by featuring Mandi Line, hip stylist for ABC's Pretty Little Liars, AND we were treated to a quick set from the band Action Item

We arrived early and were thrilled that Macy's had arranged for front row catwalk seats for our media coverage. Thank you Mary and Brent from Macy's Special Events! What a great job!

I absolutely loved the bright pink seats and the entire set up!  Everyone shopping in Macy's was in awe and kept coming over to check out the event!

Pre-show setup

And it filled up fast!
Everyone is tweeting #MacysProm!

Mandi Line opened the show recapping some of the Pretty Little Liar storylines - and welcoming everyone to Macy's in the Westfarms Mall in Connecticut.

Mandi is super-cool, ultra-chic, and was wearing a black and white striped, sleeveless, button down shirt, red satin skinny jeans, with black boots. Very West Coast Rocker Chic! She's absolutely gorgeous, and reminded me of a younger, EDGY, Sigourney Weaver.

Mandi broke the show down to four distinct prom fashion segments:
  • Glamour
  • Pretty Little Rocker
  • Free Spirit
  • After Party  
Mandi's fashion advice?  MORE IS MORE!

Don't skimp on the accessories - that is what will make your dress or outfit unique and interesting to YOU!

Go ahead and pair a studded leather belt with a chiffon dress if that's your style!

Of course, each dress was styled impeccably  and the young models were wonderful!  As each dress went down the runway, Mandi would comment on what character in Pretty Little Liars would wear that dress, but I was thinking about the girls that I knew who were likely  prepping for Prom 13, and what each one of them might wear!

Caitlin & Sam in CT, Shannon in LA, Kimmie & Melissa in Ho-Ho-Kus, Kelsey in Cheshire, NoelleCorinne, & Jessica in Middletown, and Amber in East Hampton, you would ALL totally rock these dresses!


Molly started the show off right with this silver sleeveless T-back strap dress by City Studio.
 City Studio

Alexis wore this red criss cross back dress by Blondie Nites.
(pssst: Kelsey, I though this dress would look great on YOU!)
Blondie Nites

Libby wore a floor length apricot with silver lace insert and silver back strap dress by Xscape.
(Caitlin this dress has your name all over it!)

Chelsea wore a strapless corset lace back gold and white dress by Betsy & Adam.
(Melissa, this dress would be so perfect on you!)
Betsy and Adam

And Anna closed the Glamour segment with a navy dress with sequin embellishment by City Studio.
(Kimmie, this dress would look beautiful on YOU!)
City Studio
 Pretty Rocker:

Molly opened the Pretty Rocker segment with a silver with black overlay dress by Onxy Night.
Onyx Night
Chelsea was beautiful in the fuchsia and pink ombre dress by Be Darlin.

Be Darlin

Libby rocked this short white and silver dress by Blondie Nights by pairing it with some textured stockings.
Blondie Nites

How cute does Alexis look in the ivory and gold dress by Speechless? Loved this dress!

Anna closed the Rocker segment with this animal print dress by Teeze Me.
(Corinne, if you're reading this, THIS DRESS IS YOU!)
Teeze Me

Free Spirit:

Molly opened the Free Spirit segment with this amazing gold and chartreuse/lime number by City Studio
City Studio

Erin from Accidentally Stylish loved this dress!
Look how great it looks on her!

Chelsea wore this gorgeous strapless printed high low number with sparkle studded waistband by Jump Apparel. 
(Amber...this was a dress made for you! This color would look great on you!)
Jump Apparel

Libby WORE this blue dress by Material Girl with the cross hatch open back.
The details in this dress were amazing!
Material Girl
Alexis countered with this beautiful fishtail white and multi-print dress by Jump Apparel. 
(Jessica, this dress demands swag...and has YOUR name all over it!)
Jump Apparel

Anna ended the Free Spirit Segment with this strapless sequin top high low flowy dress by Hailey Logan.
(Noelle - this dress would look perfect, just perfect on you!)
Hailey Logan
After Party:

The last set was the After Party, where Molly wore this show stopping strapless fuchsia tiered appliqued short dress by Jump Apparel.
Jump Apparel

Libby wore this fabulous nude / multi beaded mini by Rampage.
This dress was unbelievable...but definitely a body conscious mini with no room for error!
Libby rocked it!

Chelsea wore a bright coral one shouldered draped mini by Xscape.
My favorite dress of the night was worn by Alexis, 
this gorgeous ivory and silver sequined halter dress by City Studio.
(Shannon you would look beautiful in this!) 
City Studio

The closing number was a gorgeous tank paillette body conscious white dress by As U Wish 
topped by a jean jacket by Jessica Simpson.
(Sam you would look great in this look)
Dress: As U Wish
Jean Jacket: Jessica Simpson
Hilary (L) from My Own Blog Review takes a break from her cake pop by Get Baked Bakery by Emily to tweet out some fashion shots, while Natasha from One Woman's Style and Evolution shares some of her favorites from the show on her Twitter news feed.
Hilary (L) from My Own Blog Review  Natasha (R) from One Woman's Style and Evolution 

Immediately after the show the band Action Item started their set!

Check out some of the band's passionate, melodic music from their album Resolution HERE

...and the models took the catwalk one last time. 

And Action Item stayed to sign autographs and meet all the fans that turned out for them!

Hilary is stoked that she got autographs!

And we also got to meet up close and personal the amazing Mandi Line!
Mandi and me!

Brent from Macy's Events and Mandi Line.

The show was also supported by InStyler hair styling, Donna's Nail Boutique, Get Baked Bakery by Emily, and Kiss 95.7 FM Radio Station.

The Get Baked Bakery brought some yummy CAKE POPS!

The guys for 95 KISS FM


MAC demo

Donna's Nail Boutique

Macy's was also offering a special drawing for a shopping event after the show with the amazing Mandi!

Remember to check Macy's website for events in your area!
Click HERE and enter your zip code!

Hope you enjoyed looking at some of the Macy's Prom Fashions 
shown at the fashion event at Macy's Westfarms Mall!

See more pictures from the event HERE and "like" the Home Place facebook page!

You can search for more info at: #MacysProm and #MacysProm13! 


What was your favorite look from today's show?  

What did you wear to your prom? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.


And check below for some upcoming 2013 Macy's Prom Fashion Shows in your area!

Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm
Macy's at Sun Valley Mall
1 Sun Valley Mall, Concord, CA 94520
*Special Guest Mr. Kate
*Complimentary manicure bar.

Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm
Macy's at Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Rd #5000, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
*Special Guest Jamie Krell

Saturday, March 30th at 1pm
Macy's at Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173
*Special Guest Mandi Line

Saturday, April 6th at 2pm
Macy's at Robinson Town Center
100 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
*Special Guest Mandi Line

Saturday, April 13th at 2pm
Macy's at Valley Fair Mall
2801 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050
*Special Guest Mandi Line
*Complimentary manicure bar!

Saturday, April 20th at 2pm
Macy's at Bowie Towne Center
15300 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD 20716
*Special Guest Mandi Line

Saturday, April 27th at 2pm
Macy's at South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
*Special Guest Mr. Kate
Tweet using #MacysProm and show us what you scored at our pre-prom event

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