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Fashion Friday: CK Collection

CK Collection

On this Fashion Friday, we are all in for a very special treat. Not only are the fashions seen here today high-end, but Donna Jackson is our model. Donna has modeled for Parisian, made it out alive on NBC’s  Get Out Alive and is a beautiful example of how women over 50 can be absolutely gorgeous. Yes, I know! Once you see the pictures, you’ll want to see her driver’s license to prove her age, but… shhhh, a true lady never tells her age.

You’ll need no proof, however, of the quality you’ll be getting when you step into the open doors of CK Collection. Tom and Lisa White opened the store in 1996 as a shoe boutique; but were quickly expanding to 11,000 square feet for a complete shopping experience offering clothing, shoes, cosmetics and fragrances. CK Collection has won numerous awards including “Mobile’s Best of the Bay Boutique” 2006 through 2011. And today, I will share with you a small sampling of their excellence.

Ellie Tahari White Jacket

Easter Sunday will be fresh and new in this mint Ellie Tahari skirt, and top. The white jacket is also Ellie Tahari, the handbag is Tory Burch and these fabulous sandals are by Joie. Most of todays’ choices feature a spring shoe, showcasing how we can take one outfit and turn it into several by changing a few items, including our shoes.

Joie Remy Lace Sandal


Elizabeth & James Mint

Here, Donna made a few changes, giving us a casual on-the-go ensemble. The skirt is Ellie Tahari from the above picture. This mint green sweater is by Elizabeth and James, gold sandals by See by Chloe and a Kate Spade gold handbag. A simple gold necklace, and bracelets by CC Skye and Sylvia Benson complete the look.

Elizabeth & James, Kate Spade and See by Chloe

See by Chloe gold sandals make the perfect addition to your shoe wardrobe. They can go from day to night adding just the right amount of sparkle to any outfit.

See by Chloe Gold Sandals

Adding a simple Kate Spade circle scarf gives this outfit the perfect pop of color.

Elizabeth and James Navy Blazer

Donna is ready for a day on board a small watercraft in this blazer by Elizabeth and James. The Equipment striped tank top, Peace and Cloth white skirt, Tory Burch gold Saharan wedge and Tory Burch Lipstick Pink mini-purse, will travel easy and add to the beautiful scenery of Mobile Bay. A quick change into the red Tory Burch sandal would give it a completely different look.

Tory Burch Sandals


Equipment Striped Sleeveless Top

Sans blazer, gives it a completely casual vibe.

Elizabeth & James Blazer

Donna shows us just how happy a day in the sunshine could be with the perfect ensemble.

Our next stop could be a museum tour in this abstract print flowing pant by Parker.

Parker Abstract Pant

The black Ellie Tahari tank top and Dolce Vita Berit black wedge move this outfit into an intellectual context.

Dolce Vita Black Wedge

Parker Abstract Flowing Pant

Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder bag.

Dolce Vita Black Wedge Sandal


Side View Dolce Vita Wedge

This is only one of the perfect shoes we featured for spring.

Sam Edleman Pump

With the wedding season quickly approaching, we had to feature this perfect wedding day shoe by Sam Edelman, and it also comes in black.

Our shoe show.

Here are the shoes we featured today:

  • See by Chloe gold sandal
  • Tory Burch red thong sandal
  • Joie nude, lace sandal
  • Dolce Vita wedge sandal in black
  • Sam Edelman pump in Nude and Black (not shown in above picture)
  • and just for fun we threw in the Sbicca natural wedge that makes the perfect addition to any casual outfit for spring or summer.

Sbicca Natural Wedge

Rear View - shoes

And just in case you need to know the heel height, here is the rear view of our featured shoes.

During one of our many fun conversations about shoes, I asked Donna about short, curvy women (like me) wearing ankle strap shoes. Here is her answer.

Sam Edelman Ankle Straps

These shoes weren’t my size, but you can see how they elongate my leg and foot. So, curvy women unite! We can wear ankle straps! We just need to be sure they are light or nude in color.

I hope you agree the excellence of these high-end fashion items is unparalleled. I had an absolute blast with the fabulous people of CK Collection.  Beth Darnell, I can’t thank you enough for putting all of this together, Donna, you are beautiful – inside and out and Lisa, how gracious you are to allow my camera into your fine establishment. I hope we’ve formed a lasting friendship.  I didn’t leave the store without a garment bag of my own, and I have to add that the compliments the next day were so very encouraging.

And isn’t that what it’s all about? Even those of us who are curvy and over 50 can wear things that extract compliments from the most introverted personalities. CK Collection is just the place to find that perfect article of clothing to keep turning those heads…

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