Storey Parker is a fabulous millennial on the hunt for the best local shopping and services in the OKC metro.
Home Decor Makeover
Home Decor Makeover It is that time of the year for a home decor makeover. As many are changing homes for college or getting new roommates it is time to considering vamping up your living space. Little accessories go a long way in a room and I have listed the places to scope them out. Let’s get our HGTV thinking caps on and shop away! Belle Vici Belle Vici is home decor shop located outside of downtown OKC. They carry everything from furniture, rugs, lighting, and housing accessories. Personally, I am obsessed with the accessories. They have the neatest nic-nacs for every room and style. Shown below are ceramic vases, perfect for an empty desk. They come in small and large sizes, even better! Secondly from Belle Vici are these black metal wall planters. They add a modern twist to your wall space. Urbane Home and Decor Urbane is also located in Oklahoma City and the perfect stop to vamp up your apartment. They have everything you need from home decor to gifts and stationary. These rugs pictured below are a great accent to any room to give the pop of color without having to paint any walls. Add a […]
Sliding Out Of Summer in the OKC
Sliding Out Of Summer Slide out of Summer in the OKC in a fashion forward slide from the top shoe boutiques in the Oklahoma City Metro. A comfortable and fashionable choice for the warm weather, everyone needs a pair in their closet! Betsy King Shoes A modern view on the summer slide, but definitely fashion forward. Oklahoma City’s prime shoe boutique, Betsy King Shoes is always available to help with the upcoming fashion. These slides are ideal for your last minute Summer vacation! Balliets Slide right into style and comfort with these gorgeous slides from Balliets. A little touch of menswear inspiration makes these loafer-esque slides perfect for Summer! For a more relaxed slide, the Stuart Weitzman Edgeway Slide is the shoe for you. This shoe is made with metallic straps that beautifully criss cross in a no-hassle way! Wear it with a white romper for a classic look. CK & Company For a sassy look, choose this leopard slide from CK & Company. With a black cigarette pant you can wear this shoe for a dinner out. Keep the […]
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum The museums offered in the Oklahoma City Metro are full of memorable moments and beautiful art. Many don’t consider museums in Oklahoma to be an attraction, but there is definitely art worth seeing. Whether you know your art or not you will have a great time! Beat the heat and take a day to enjoy some of Oklahoma’s hidden gems. Fred Jones JR Museum of Art The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is home to numerous collections of artwork. From photography to Native American works, and from French Impressionism to Southwest American works, and much more, the museum’s permanent collection is bolstered considerably by the generosity of others. You can find this museum in Norman, on the edge of the University of Oklahoma camps. It adds great diversity and culture to the campus. Oklahoma Museum of Art The Oklahoma Museum of Art is one of the most well known museums in OKC. The location is phenomenal being among other entertainment sites.The Museum’s collection covers a period of five centuries with highlights in European and American art from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, a growing collection of contemporary art, and one of the world’s largest collections of […]
The Foodie Guide for Oklahoma City
The Foodie Guide For the Foodies in Oklahoma City, many new restaurants are in your future to try. No longer must you eat at boring chain restaurants with the same menu options. Below I have listed a variety of local flavors all from different food groups. BEWARE: dangerous looking pictures are below, do not read while hungry! The Mule The Mule is one of the hottest restaurants in OKC right now, and they know how to make a mean sandie (sandwich), as they call it. It doesn’t matter the kind you choose, the toasted melt sandwiches will have your mouth watering. The menu is full of delicious flavors all combined to make the perfect sandie. A personal favorite would definitely have to be the Caprese, the mozzarella melts right into your mouth. If you aren’t into the bread of a sandwich, that is okay. The Mule knows how to make a wonderful salad. My suggestion is the beet salad. It is a light summer meal that has you feeling refreshed and satisfied! The Wedge If you are craving a pizza, search no longer! The Wedge is the go to whether it is carry out or you are dining on the […]
Lounge Wear in the OKC
Lounge Wear Lounge wear, workout gear, whatever you want to call it, the goal is to look cute no matter the circumstances. For the fitness junkies, here is a guide for your new outfit at the gym. For the crowd who enjoys lounge wear to grocery shop and run other errands, this post is for you as well. Liberte This stunning lightweight jacket collaborates style and performance. With the see through mesh panel in the front and back, this hoodie can be worn regardless your location. This is the definition of sports luxe, the ability to wear to the gym or to grab a quick bite. With the lightweight and performance fabric, you have the ability to wear during the heat of the Summer. It is so cute I had to show the front and back! Also pictured below is a matching legging and tank. The leggings have mesh panels as well, which is right on trend in the athletic department. The metallic on the tank and leggings make a fashionable statement, especially when you enter the gym. Be prepared to encounter compliments! 😉 200 Park for Her 200 Park definitely hits more of the lounge wear category. […]
Father’s Day Gifts in Oklahoma City
Father’s Day Gifts Oh the wondering question, what Father’s Day gift should I purchase this year. Dads can be hard to shop for, but stress no more. Listed below are fashion and experience ideas to give the one you love the perfect gift he deserves! Steven Giles Steven Giles is for the sophisticated father. A store full of trendy suits and ties, the customer service is always spot on at Steven Giles. They ensure that your experience is one of a kind while finding exactly what you need. If suits aren’t your fathers thing, they also carry everyday wear that will still keep him looking sharp and dapper. Stop by the store in Classen Curve and find your dad his newest trendy outfit! Carwin’s Shave Shop Carwin’s Shave Shop began as a small shop in Oklahoma City, providing quality shaving products in a comfortable environment for men of all ages. They now have a shop where you can buy quality shaving products as well as a barbershop. This makes for the perfect gift for Father’s Day Either purchase a shaving kit or provide a grooming certificate/gift card. No doubt he will enjoy the relaxing experience from this upscale shop. Dust […]
Remarkable Rompers in the OKC
Remarkable Rompers Sweet Summer time calls for your favorite easy, breezy, remarkable romper to give you the perfect relaxed look. Slip it on for a casual lunch or make it an outfit for your vacation destination. Below I have scoped out the trendiest rompers that will have you head over heels. Happy shopping! Savvy This denim romper found at Savvy can be worn over a swimsuit or can be paired with layered necklaces and gladiator sandals. The fit is comfortable and loose, ideal for those hot Oklahoma days. The second romper is a picture perfect outfit for you beach vacation. The palm print and peach color will look stunning on your fresh, golden tan. Pink Attitude Embroidered denim will never get old. This perfect ensemble could be paired with a fedora for the ultimate summer look. Pink Attitude has a plethora of summer outfits that include florals and other vivid prints. Mode Mode will never fail on having the trendiest items in the OKC Metro. A mature and subtle look is vibe for this boutique. Embrace your boho self in either of these adorable rompers.
Patio Weather in Oklahoma City
Patio Weather ‘Tis the season for Patio Weather. Time to enjoy an appetizer and a drink with your closest friends and family with a great atmosphere. To set the mood for an evening of chats and catching up, a patio is on the checklist when deciding your location. It’s your lucky day, with the developing entertainment areas in Oklahoma City, modern patios are in popular demand. I have scoped out the most popular patios that have great service and an even better atmosphere. Side Car My favorite location is the Side Car located at Chisholm Creek. Chisholm Creek is located next to Top Golf and is the newest addition to the OKC entertainment. Full of many restaurants and bars, Side Car is amongst my favorite. Side Car always provides great service and an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for any occasion. The patio is always hopping especially on the weekends, and now that it is sweet summertime for many! They have great appetizers and tapas as well, in case you get a little hungry. Republic Republic now has two locations, however, for this restaurant I enjoy the location on Classen Curve. The original Republic, the patio provides an exclusive and private scene. They also […]
Summer Handbag in Oklahoma City
Summer Handbag Ohh your summer handbag, where to find that perfect accessory? I have great news, search no more… the only handbags you need are listed below! Summer Handbag in Oklahoma City! Balliet’s A fresh take on the signature Falabella bag comes to us in this beautiful woven piece. Balliet’s carries this statement bag. The gunmetal chain trim sets off the beautiful pure white just perfectly! This handbag can be paired with any outfit, from classy to edgy. Gretta Sloane Gretta Sloane has handbags that can go from beach bag to brunch date. All baskets for the first picture are individually handcrafted in Morocco. Natural flaws in the straw and hand painted leather handles are inherent to the handmade construction of the bag. The circular, black handbag is paired with beautiful black woven handles and a long black veg leather strap. This neutral is striking and utterly wearable no matter the season. Dainty Hooligan For a more casual everyday look, Dainty Hooligan is the place to go. You can expect to wear this handbag throughout the day and night. The details on this handbag give it an extra spice. Order online or find this accessory in store!
Summer Fun in Oklahoma City
Summer Fun Summer is near and I know everyone is counting down the seconds for the activities and events to begin to continue making lasting memories. With many entertainment locations throughout the OKC Metro, they all provide a unique experience. Grab a date, your closest friends, or family and plan a day of enjoyment. You deserve it . . . Summer Fun in Oklahoma City! OKC Boathouse District The Boathouse District is one of the newest attributes to OKC. This is the hub for adventure. RIVERSPORT Adventure Parks offer exciting outdoor urban adventures for anyone. From zip lining, ropes courses, kayaking, to river rafting, they have it all. The Boathouse is located in a great area on the river making it a great experience for outdoor events. They host outdoor movies and other activities during the summer that you will not want to miss! Lake Hefner Lake Hefner is a relaxed area displaying serenity and calmness. The beauty of the sunset with the lighthouse in the background is enough. Lake Hefner is a great location to grab a delicious bite to eat and go for a sail. The lake is bordered with a track that is about nine miles. This makes […]
Food Trucks in Oklahoma City
Food Trucks The warm weather calls for activities and lunching outdoors. The OKC Metro has delicious food trucks that change locations, making it accessible for all to indulge on a little yumminess. Whether you are feeling a sweet tooth, comfort food, or healthy food these food trucks in Oklahoma City won’t disappoint. Snow S’more Snow S’more has the best of both worlds, shaved ice and s’mores. For the savory snack you are craving this is the truck for you. Melted s’mores with their handcrafted coffee is perfect even on a warm day. However, if you are needing a treat to beat the heat, try their shaved ice. You can even get it like a s’more, then you don’t have to miss out! The Loaded Bowl The Loaded Bowl is my destination when I need a little comfort by the help of my food. An array of options available, you can be healthy and load your bowl as a salad or you can have one of their pasta bowls. Either way, the loaded bowl provides satisfaction with all of their menu options. They are a vegan friendly truck, using only plant based foods and ethically sourced ingredients. The Saucee Sicilian Traditional Sicilian recipes […]
Pamper Yourself Who doesn’t love a day of pampering? The beauty studios listed below offer services from lashes, nails and massages. Just about everything you need to de-stress and unwind. Grab your girlfriend and experience a day of indulgence! Pamper yourself! Aura Spa A modern beauty studio, Aura spa offers natural skincare products as well as spa services. If you are in need for lash extensions they are definitely one of the best studios in the OKC area. Aura also offers services such as facials, waxing, makeup, tanning, and mani/pedis. Their products are trusting and healthy for you skin, guaranteeing quality service. The vibe of Aura is calming, ensuring you feel refreshed after your experience. Well Beauty Studio Known for their nail salon, Well Beauty Studio is always a great experience. A chic, soothing atmosphere providing you with high class service. They also carry products from Beauty Counter, which are health conscientious products for your skin. You can assure the products being used during your pedicure are healthy and ethical. The Social Club The Social Club has a great aesthetic, providing their customers with a shop in the front and a salon in the back. The shop in front […]
Spring Shoes in Oklahoma City
Spring Shoes Move out of the way Winter booties, it’s time to show off those pedicures and and fresh feet. This means vamping up your shoe wardrobe and bringing in this seasons hottest selections. From ballet flats, strappy sandals, and even heels, all can be found at your favorite boutiques in the OKC Metro. The best part is the reasonable prices, because we can’t wear the same shoe two seasons in a row! Check out these Spring Shoes in Oklahoma City.
An Oklahoma City Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth I don’t know about you, but when the warm weather hits all I crave is ice cream and sweets. Which is very unfortunate for the summer bod, but when it tastes that good on the lips, it’s justifiable. Beware: the content below will have you running out the door to snag your favorite treat. The OKC Metro has all kind of goodies to fix your sweet tooth, and I am sharing my favorites from each place. Do you have an Oklahoma City sweet tooth?
Spice Up Your Home Decor
Spice Up Your Home Decor The end of the year for many college students. Either preparing for a new year of college in a house rooming with your girlfriends, or it’s graduation time and you are ready to take on the real world. Either way, it is never to early to plan the house of your dreams. With that new high paying salary, hopefully, you want to ensure your house is decorated just to your taste. The OKC Metro is full of local home decor stores, ready to help fulfill that dream. From modern to traditional, you can find your home decor to fit your taste.
Neutrals for Spring 2017
Neutrals Who would have thought khaki would have been in style for 2017? I am not talking khaki cargo shorts necessarily , but a calming khaki color that many call nude or champagne. From accessories to clothing, the OKC metro has you covered. Below are the hottest finds in neutral colors to keep up with this trend. You can wear nude any season of the year, but with Spring/Summer approaching, neutrals and white make for a refreshing look.
Thunder Up! Thunder Up! Oklahoma City is known as loud city for a reason. Putting the bedlam competition behind, we all unite in the Chesapeake Arena. Making sure you arrive to the game in style, I have scouted out the hottest blue and orange outfits in the metro. From relaxed graphic tees to orange and blue sweaters, your style is covered. Thunder Up and Go Westbrook!
Spring Break Oklahoma City
Spring Break Spring Break Oklahoma City! The break every college student and young adult dreams about. A get-a-way to relieve the stress from the sleepless nights of homework and deadlines from your job. I have scoped out the essentials needed for the ideal beach vacation from the hottest boutiques in the OKC metro. Believe it or not, Spring Break is just around the corner and you don’t want to procrastinate on your shopping. It’s time to vamp of your wardrobe for the warm weather, grab your tanning lotion, and jet-set to your next destination.
Namaste Oklahoma City
Namaste Namaste, time to get back in the groove. Valentines Day is over, the last holiday where it is acceptable to eat as many chocolates and cupcakes as you desire. And if your New Years resolution was to get fit and healthy, its time to hop back on the bandwagon. Or maybe you have been procrastinating that resolution, but I’m here to tell you, swimsuit season is in the near future. Procrastinate no more, below are the Metro’s hottest fitness clubs. While attending these classes you will break a sweat, but actually enjoy the workout as you shed a few pounds. Grab a friend and lets get to moving!
Tie me up
Tie Me Up Tie me up! The detail trend that we have seen before is not going away for 2017. Harnesses, straps, and ties were the subversive details that will turn your Spring wardrobe into statement pieces with edge. However, not everyone wants to go to the grocery store wearing a harness like designers have on the runway. But lucky for you, you can embrace this trend in a subtle way from several shops in your OKC community.
Valentine’s Stationary Valentine’s stationary is a staple for every girl who is in the know. The month of romance, roses and chocolate covered strawberries has snuck upon us once again. Valentine’s Day, the holiday you can express your mushy feelings and affection with it being completely acceptable. Remember being in grade school and you couldn’t wait to search for the best boxed Valentine’s cards at Target? Spending forever in the store searching for the perfect set of cards, hoping no one would arrive with a carbon copy of boxed cards. Inevitably, Susie Q would arrive to the school party with the exact same cards as you. Well luckily we have taken a shift from the cliche boxed Valentine cards, thanks to the booming stationary industry. Nothing is more meaningful than a personalized, handwritten letter to your loved one, whether that is your partner or your best gal friend. This Valentine’s Day, lets put those pens to work and share a thoughtful letter using stylish stationary to ensure a unique experience for the recipient. Below are the most trendy stationary boutiques in the OKC Metro. The two week countdown is on, so you better get to shopping. Oh and don’t forget to seal your […]
Brunch Like a Local
TASTY OPTION FOR BRUNCHING IN THE OKC METRO Brunch like a local and explore the numerous hip spots the OKC Metro has to offer. Brunch is everyones favorite meal, am I right or am I right? You get the option of french toast with a side of sweet potato fries and no one can judge you, because it’s brunch for goodness sake. The OKC Metro has delicious restaurants and I am here to share with you the tastiest options from their menu. Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering read. Get ready to make those reservations, happy brunching!
Pantone and Graphics for 2017
Embrace Your Fierce and Playful Side Symbolic for new beginnings, the pantone of the year greenery is a fresh and revitalizing color. If we are going to be stuck in Winter for a couple of months, why not dream of the lushness of the outdoors and blooming foliage. By no surprise, bold leafy prints and graphically drawn tropicals come along with the pantone greenery. This trend, Pantone and Graphics for 2017, is all about embracing your fierce and playful side, making a statement from head to toe. Wearing this trend to decorating your house using these graphics, I have the inside scoop on where to find in the OKC Metro.
EMBRACING ELEGANCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY Ahhh! The fresh relieving feel of a new year. New goals and fresh starts, but more importantly new fashion styles to catch up on. It’s time to sweep away those 2016 trends and shift forward toward fresh colors and and trends. Embracing elegance is a fashion trend you will find in Oklahoma City.
THE SHOP LOCAL MILLENNIAL SLEUTH STOREY PARKER
Hello all! I am the shop local millennial sleuth Storey Parker. I have all the deets on the trendiest local boutiques, eateries, and lifestyle events. I absolutely love my city and I’m here to spread the love on the reasons it has my heart. The local shops in the Metro add warmth and community, making OKC the city it is. I have an Instagram account that I post to daily sharing posts from the local boutiques and eateries, promoting their new arrivals, merchandise, and mouthwatering food.