I love helping people feel good by looking great on the outside and boosting their confidence. However, notice I said “boosting.” Having self confidence in my opinion is not something that a person gives you, but helps you to expose what you already possess. It’s about being able to recognize it and to be willing to make some changes. 

Change is not something that is always something easy to do, yet it needs to be done in order for you to grow and reach your potential. At the end of the day, I can help you look like a million bucks, but if you don’t think you are worth it, no one will believe you are either. You need to tap into the things that make you feel alive and worth living. 

Be encouraged by motivational messages from speakers like Lisa Nichols and Tony Robbins and others. If all else fails, you have the Word of God. The Bible is your instruction for life and in it you can find encouragement. Pray and ask God who He has called you to be and don’t be afraid to be bold and be confident walking in it!

Maxi Dress-Forever21/Jacket-Nordstrom


Bold, Confident & w/ Style

The other night out was all about fun and games when I rocked this outfit! Though it wasn’t officially Fall, I couldn’t help it and the weather was perfect for the look. I also think I fell in love with these pants all over again!

It wasn’t too long that I shared I never could see myself in animal print. However, I have found when you open your mind to new things, its like opening a door to endless possibilities. Whatever you decide to wear in the new season,  make sure to be bold, confident and with style!






Jacket-Marshalls/Animal Print Leggings & Jewlery-Nordstrom/Wedge Sandals-Forever21

Your Style is Your Story

Today we have a guest writer that I have had the pleasure of knowing since our time working together at Nordstrom. This beautiful woman of God not only possesses a business mindset, but exudes confidence and it is her mission to help other women to find the same through her professional styling. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Vanita Baugh has had over 20 years of retail experience , including owning her own successful consignment shop for 5 years right here in Richmond, VA. Today, she is all about C.U.T.E (Cute Unique Trendy Essentials) and helping you find how your style is your story!


Style is a more essential part of our lives than most people think. Clothes give us a clue about who people are and what they like, and provide us with an outlet to express ourselves every day. The way you dress telegraphs more about who you are then you realize. There is a saying, “Style because your personality isn’t the first thing people see.” Think of it as this way: Even before you get to crack a joke, introduce yourself, or say hello, people have made decisions about you based on the way you dress.

Grant it some lucky people are just born with great style, great taste, and a great sense of color. But on the other hand for some it’s a daily battle with their closets and inner self. We all have an inner fashionista and I believe that every woman can develop great personal style. All it takes is the confidence and the know how of what works best for you to look and feel your best every day.  And that is where C.U.T.E comes in!


Cute Unique Trendy Essentials is for every woman who wants to discover and express her personal style, whether it’s hip, classic, casual or dressy.  C.U.T.E creates a distinctive look that is sure to be admired. Adding interest to the already stunning look of a fashionisette or to assist in bringing out your inner fashionista that will exude confidence, sophistication, boldness and beauty! You have to look the part to play the part because all women deserve style!

Here at C.U.T.E I empower and encourage women from the inside out to establish a sense of pride, strength and beauty by uplifting their self-esteem through fashion.  I advise and encourage them to embrace all the positive things that fashion can do for them with tips on how to find clothes that focus on their best features and look like they were made for them.


I also provide tricks on how to sort through their closets and play up their personality with pieces from their wardrobe, along with my own little treasures of clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories to enhance their cuteness. Not to mention, it gives themselves the attention they deserve each day! My motto is, “I aspire to inspire!” When you look good you feel good! You have to go beyond the basics to glam it up! I believe by taking that little bit of extra effort in caring for yourself, you will increase your self-esteem and attract positive energy!

I believe fashion is a way to show the world both who you are and who you want to be! C.U.T.E wants women to know that when you do what makes you happy and what makes you feel good, that’s what makes the best you shine through! C.U.T.E is more than just accessories, it is an attitude and positive one! So embrace your personal style…because it is personal!



If you would like to get a glimpse of C.U.T.E please email Vanita Baugh for more details at for her services, products or her events (the next one will be held on May 31, 2014). You can also follow her on Facebook at Cute Unique Trendy Essentials, Instagram @cutegirlsrock and Twitter @cutegirlsrock20.


All photos and content belong to C.U.T.E.