August 17, 2015

My Style: Sunflower Fields

The last remnants of summer are fading fast.  I can't say I feel a chill in the air yet, because it's been very warm in Arizona.  But I know my first day at a new university is approaching quickly, and so I'm trying to take advantage of every free moment to enjoy summertime until school starts.  While out hiking, I came upon this little field of sunflowers, and knew I had to come back for a photo shoot.  What can I say about this OOTD other than you can't go wrong with a LBD, black booties, black wide-brimmed hat, a denim jacket, and a fringe bag?  Seriously, it doesn't get better than this!  I do want to say that the dress by Goldie London is the ultimate in quality, and I adore the grommet detailing.  The jacket, by the same company, is fully lined with zipper detailing and pleats.  Just purely beautiful pieces.  I also recommend the sunglasses by Polette--custom glasses that are wonderful.  Everything I'm wearing today, I love.  Here's to more hikes and maybe finding some more gorgeous fields to photograph.    Xoxo Shelly 

August 15, 2015

My Style: Desert Daze

have grown to love the beauty of the desert.  Because of die-hard Coachella fans, I know that Indio and Palm Springs, California, have received much acclaim over the last few years; however, I especially enjoy Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona, for the amazing fauna, the colorful sunsets, and the quiet, stark hills.  Cue in quiet, calming music and then stop with a screech.  Let's be honest, I do love nature but I also like the luxury resorts, the world class golf courses, the exquisite shopping, the outstanding art museums, the night clubs, etc.  I just had to be real with you, my lovely readers. This particular photo shoot was taken in Tucson where I spent time last month at two great resorts--the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.  For a luncheon with friends, I wore this black lace, maxi skirt that has a beautifully embroidered waistband.  I searched for the perfect top to complement the skirt and found this ideal ivory, textured halter top.  To bring the colors together, I wore an ivory, embroidered, round purse and flat, black sandals.  Highlighting the colors in the waistband, I wore pretty rings in blue and black and nail polish in a light turquoise green.  I'm not usually bold enough to wear a bare-back, halter top but I felt in the heat of the desert and coupled with a delicate lace maxi skirt that the styling was alluring but classy.  I hope you agree :)  Xoxo, Shelly


August 12, 2015

Tech Talk: Verizon Tablet & Zagg Keyboard Giveaway

For my lovely readers, I have wonderful news!  Verizon has offered to give one lucky AG blog reader a new Verizon Ellipsis 8 Tablet with a Zagg Folio Keyboard Case.  Just in time for back to school, I received both items for review, and I love them!  If you win the giveaway, Verizon will send you a brand new tablet and a case directly to your home.  Starting today, August 12, 2015, you can easily enter the contest one of three ways:

          Comment on my Verizon giveaway IG post by tagging two (2) friends  
          Share my Verizon giveaway FB post on your FB page with the #VerizonXAZGirlGiveaway   
          Leave a comment on my Verizon giveaway FB post  
          Tweet: “I just entered @shellystuckman’s  #VerizonXAZGirlGiveaway” 

While testing out the tablet and case, my team and I took some photos for you to see.  I have fallen in love with the tablet and keyboard case--a perfect duo for taking notes in class.  Also, as a graphic designer, I'm enjoying the sketching capabilities.  Packed with an 8-inch HD display, long battery life, and a powerful processor, the Verizon Ellipsis 8 can quickly become your go-to tablet for play and work.

Here are some cool highlights about the Ellipsis 8 Tablet:
  • With an 8-inch HD display, the Ellipsis 8 shows crisp images, vivid colors, and sharp text
  •  Equipped with a powerful 5,000 mAh battery, the Ellipsis 8 provides a long-lasting charge so you don’t constantly need to search for the power cord and a wall socket
  • Enjoy the easy-to-use Android™ operating system and the powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor 
  • It is a Verizon exclusive tablet powered by America’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network 
  • Experience America’s largest and super-fast Verizon 4G LTE in more places than any other 4G network  

The tablet is so easy to store!

The Zagg Folio Backlit Tablet Keyboard Case (Zagg Folio) is super versatile with so many convenient features. From morning coffee to school to work--no matter what situation you might find yourself in--the Zagg Folio can accommodate while providing extra protection for your new tablet. Here are some key highlights about the Zagg Folio:
  • With Bluetooth Wireless Technology, the Zagg Folio provides excellent protection for your Ellipsis 8 Tablet
  • Unique hinge design offers over 135-degrees of viewing angles 
  • One of the thinnest keyboards available at barely more than a quarter of an inch thick
  • Powerful, rechargeable battery offers up to 12 months between charges 
  • Backlit keys enable you to type in low light areas with 7 colors to select from
The tablet and the keyboard worked perfectly for me.  They are lightweight, easy to use, and a great alternative to my laptop, especially when I'm on the go as a busy college student and blogger.  Please enter the contest on or before August 27, 2015, at 12:00 AM!

Full Prize Pack:

Good luck to all who enter!  Xoxo, Shelly