What’s Your Colors?

Every since my hair has been natural, I have loved how earth toned colors have complimented my look! I believe that anyone can wear any color, it’s just a matter of shade and placement. I have personally found colors like bronze, forest green, cream, burgundy, mustard yellow and burnt orange have been my best colors to wear. 

Finding the right shades of color is definetly key. For example if you are pale in color, you would not wear a beige dress that would wash you out, but instead opt for colors that would give you more life. Such would be a soft pink, navy or a dark red.  If you really wanted to wear beige, you wouldn’t want to have it near your face, but have the color either mixed with other vibrant colors in a skirt, shoe or other accessory.  

Now if finding the right shade is not your strong suit, linking up with someone who knows about fashion such as a personal stylist would be beneficial. Knowing your “go to” colors is just the beginning of owning your style!

Top-BCBG/Denim Shorts-!iT Jeans/ Earrings-Nordstrom/Pumps-Alfani

Confident

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

Something Good

Mannnn, how I miss not having to worry about the humidity and frizzing much less do anything to my hair with these faux locs. I also didn’t mind all the lovely compliments too! 😉 For years I have had people tell me my hair would be great for locking. I can say I fell in love with this style and it suits me however, don’t look for me locking my actual hair anytime soon folks!

I’m trying to plan the next time to do them between work, house work and watching my little buggers (last time it literally was an all day event with me doing them)! Anyone want to help? 😆 I’m also calling out my sister in law Jolita Fountain for the challenge to tag team once again (Oh and by the way she makes faux loc wigs too if your interested)!!!!!  If not this style, I’m looking for a fun up do, any ideas????

Shout outs to my little man Lamar for being my photographer 😘. 

Peplum Top-Marshalls/Skirt-Nordstrom/Sandals & Earrings-Target

A Stylish Affair Recap

A week ago today I had my 2nd Annual A Stylish Affair Event and it was amazing! I got to share information  about shopping with a game plan and the importance of not having a closet full of “what if’s.”  I also had a fun with my guests by having a few of them participate in a little trivia (test your skills when I post the questions later)! Last, but not least, I had a fashion show demonstrating how you can get the most out of your closet. 

This included a “3 in 1 Experience,” where I persoanally went to the homes of my two models and created 3 different looks using one key piece! I can say as long as I have been personal styling and doing closet assessments, I’m always amazed at what  looks are an obvious pairing to me, but are not for my clients. I truly enjoy showing people how to create looks using what they already own and nothing gives me more satisfaction then hearing my clients tell me that they “never would have thought to put these pieces together.”

Remember what you buy is an investment. So make sure you are invested in the right pieces! Lastly, clearing out your closet is not only a way for you to rid yourself of the unnecessary, but also a cleansing process. You never know what blessings await you when you just let go. Check out more up and coming posts of what was shared at the event throughout the week!

Trivia winners!


A few Picts of our lovely models: Wendell Dominque and Jernise Lee


A few of our guests who thought they could “bring it” had the opportunity to strut on the red carpet! 


And of course yours truly!

Giveaway time from our vendors!

An empowering message and a different take on “style” by Amanda Eaddy Oliver. 


After the event


Our lovely vendor’s included:


The Folding Frog a service that cleans and folds your laundry so you don’t have to by Lakyesha Harris. 

No More Chains which chronicles the life hardship of of several women who have overcome featuring author Amanda Eaddy Oliver who is also a teen girl advocate and founder of Brand New. 

Fit Girl Kloset that featured the trendiest and stylish of workout gear with size ranges of xs-3x by Tabitha Dowtin. 

Paparazzi Accessories (at the age of 10 years old) Journey featured children and women’s jewelry and accessories. 

Younique from Amanda Butler features natural based cosmetics and are also best known for their fiber-lash. 


Soul Purpose from Kimberly Clement that features body creams, scrubs, scented candles and more!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported especially those who pressed their way to make it out and had to either come late or leave early. I appreciate each and every one of you! Shout out to Tiffany Robinson who just started her natural tea line (that helps several ailments of the body) and donated samples which was given to our first 15 guests! Lastly thank you Annie Rosa for filling in as my photographer last minute and Lois Jolley of Occassions Event Hall for providing us the space. God willing, see you all again next year!😘
If you would like contact information of any of the vendors listed above please drop a comment below!

Victoria Beckham for Target Collaboration

This past Sunday was the reveal of Victoria Beckham’s collobration with Target in store and it was pretty cool! Prior to hitting my local Target I checked out Beckham’s designs online so I had an idea of what I would be seeing. I definitely think that the clothes online did not do the items in store justice! Being able to view the merchandise in person allows you to try it on and most importantly, feel what the fabrication is like. 

The collection itself was a nice welcome into Spring providing fresh colors that popped along with prints that brought about the beauty of Nature. Even though I appreciated the ode to Nature,  I’m not a fan of having insects on my clothes and neither was Olivia. She wasnt feeling the bee print and if I had to choose, I would have gone with a ladybug since they don’t sting or chase after you! 






In my final observation, I liked how there were “mommy and me” outfits and could definetly see Beckham and her daughter Harper rocking a few of the styles. Especially the ones with the scalloped details. As for me, I got to try on only one dress that Olivia and I could wear together, however it was a little to short and theses hips were not made for the style. I would have tried on a couple more coordinated pieces, however the baby was crying non stop until I picked him up!

Overall, I love Beckham’s style. Kudos for her making her line affordable (price range $6-$70) and in plus sizes going up to a 3X! I did think the kids line was more enjoyable then the women’s, although the fit was about true to size. My daughter however, had to go down two sizes for fit because of how generous the cuts were and she is already tiny (she is almost 5 years old and would have needed a 3T). Nonetheless, below are a few pieces that I thought were adorable on my Muffins. 






This last one is my favorite! I may have to order online since her size was not available in store.  What do you think?

Warm, Cozy and Chíc

Who says that this Winter season you can’t dress warm and still look good at the same time? This is why I love my oldie, but goody, snood! Lol. This poncho like sweater has been amazing over the years because it has not only kept me warm, but has also been a stylish fashion accessory allowing me to wear it more than one way. 

I have not only worn my snood dressed up for work, but for a business casual look with trouser jeans, boots and a long sleeve tee. I have also worn it over my head in place of a hat. I just love the versatility and the fact that it’s a style anyway can wear is a plus! I’m all about those statement pieces and this one was well worth the investment!  

What are your favorite stylish piece this season? 

Snood & Trousers-Nordstrom/Blouse-Anne Klein/Glasses-Cover Girl/Pumps-Macy’s 

Spring Trend Alert: Lingerie 

What’s up in fashion for Spring? Lingerie of course! Most of us are use to seeing this look in the bedroom behind closed doors. However this season, it’s what trending and can be worn out for play. Of course this is nothing new for fashion risk takers such as Rihanna and Madonna who have worn the look in public long before it became a trend (they may have actually inspired it)! Here are a couple of designer looks that actually aren’t so bad. 

Elie Saab   

Givenchy

 

Topshop   

Photos courtesy of IMAXTREE