Yes to Stripes!

Typically we are warned of wearing horizontal stripes because we don’t want to parts of the body to appear bigger (in my case hips and thighs)! I found this cute dress on Vinted not too long ago for a steal and just new I would love it on! Over the years I have learned that sometimes it’s not about the “stripes” as much as it is about the size and placement. Anyone can wear stripes, it’s about finding the style that works for you!

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Crop Denim Jacket-Forever21/Maxi Dress-Vinted/Shoes-Minnatonka/Sunglasses-Coach/Pearl Earrings & Pearl Bracelet-A gift

My Thumbtack Spotlight Interview

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“Hi Anna,

Congratulations! Your service profile ‘The Gokabean’ is ranked in the Top 3 among personal organizers in Richmond. To give you background, Thumbtack gives special recognition to the best professionals in certain cities around the country in the form of a Thumbtack Spotlight. Less than 1% of professionals get this honor. So, I’m thrilled that you were selected!”

How cool is this!  What a blessing to be chosen to be spotlighted on the Thumbtack. Its been a great source for getting leads for clientele right in my area!  Check out what Thumbtack had to say about me by clicking the link below!  And just because,  I am extending my birthday special discount till this Saturday May 2nd! Don’t miss this great deal!

Here’s a link to my Spotlight (be sure to scroll down):
http://www.thumbtack.com/va/richmond/personal-organizers/

Designer Tuesday-Tracy Reese

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Birth Name: Tracy Reese
Born: February 12, 1964 in Detroit Michigan

* Became interested in fashion when she was a little girl watching her mother sew

* Attended Parsons School for Design in Manhattan 1982

*After graduating with an accelerated degree in 1984, Reese worked for a small contemporary firm called Arlequin under French designer Martine Sitbo to gain her first fashion designing experience

*In 1986 left Arlequin to start her own line at the age of 23 with the financial backing of her father
-by 1989 all though she had some success, there was not enough revenue to meet her production costs, and was forced to close her business

*Was hired at Perry Ellis as a design director for Women’s Portfolio with the help of an old classmate and who was also Vice President of design, Marc Jacobs

*Sometime in the early 1990’s Reese won a head-designer job with a new label called Magaschoni, a Hong Kong manufacturer
– produced clothes for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and others

*Received an exclusive deal with The Limited in 1995, which funded her first contemporary sportswear label, Tracy Reese Meridian (later changed to “Tracy Reese”)

*Meridian debut in 1996 featuring bright fun colors for resort wear

*In 1998 created “Plenty,” her second label that consisted of Bohemian style looks

* In 2004 launched “Plenty Home,” a line of bedding, curtains, and throws

*Opened first flagship store in Manhattan in 2006

*Third label was created in 2009 and called “Tracy Reese Black Label” which features a more sexier line

* Her lines became available at major department store such as Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Modcloth, and Nordstrom

* Opened second store 2011 in Tokyo

* To date, has partnered with several companies over the years that include
-Tracy Reese for HUE hosiery/Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen/ Plenty by Tracy Reese for Keds

Did You Know?
*Reese thought she would be an architect or an interior designer

*Reese’s designs are inspired by her love of music and travelling

* Dressed First Lady, Michelle Obama in a custom made Tracy Reese outfit for her 2012 DNC Convention Speech.

*Is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) since 2000, and has severed as a member of the Board of Directors since 2007

http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com
http://www.wikipedia.com

A Stylish Affair

Tomorrow is my big day! I am so excited about my first fashion showcasing event! I have been so busy planning that I have had to take a backseat to blogging. Don’t worry though,  I shall be back to blogging and sharing how everything went in the upcoming week.  Thanks for your patience and I will see you soon!!!

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Celeb Pick of the Week-Beyonce

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Mrs. Carter was seen wearing a white body hugging deep V cut 2 piece at a Giuseppe Zanotti store opening in Beverly Hills on last Tuesday (April 14th). Her dress was by Bec & Bridge and included rocker studded sandals and her favorite accessory, a classic black hat. I just love how sexy this look is with a touch of rock! Get it girl!

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Trending: Grey Hair

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Say what! Not sure how you feel about this latest celebrity trend, but I’m personally not a fan! I just can’t get with intentionally dying my hair grey and looking older than I am. It’s one thing if I were older and naturally grey, however if that were the case, I would probably be dying this hair black! Don’t get me wrong, just like with any trend, it looks good on some, but not on all. I’m passing on this one… what about you?

The Start of Something Good

A crop denim jacket, tank top, sandals and a printed skirt makes one cute outfit! Best of all, all four pieces are ideal for a Spring/Summer wardrobe creating countless outfits! The hard part this season? Deciding what colors and prints to buy of course! 🙂

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Denim Crop Jacket & Sandals-Forever21/ Tank & Earrings-Nordstrom/Skirt-Wal-mart