My Top Stylish Places to Shop on a Budget


When it comes to shopping there are s few places that I like to check out for deals. The first is H&M. I love H&M mainly for its wear to work pieces. I find that the colors are not too loud and tend to cater to several work appropriate looks! I also love how there are several contemporary looking styles and they have just enough flare for the look I want to portray (especially online)!


My second favorite store is Forever21. I love how when I walk into the store there is nothing but a sea of colors and prints under bright lights! Its almost as if I have no choice, but to be happy when I walk in to the place! This is definetly a store to come to when your looking for something fun and flirty. I also know that if I can’t find my size in one style, there is a TON of alternatives to choose from!


NY & Co. is another place I enjoy shopping in everyone once in a while whether for myself or a client because of their great deals. I especially like their cute jewelry and sandals! It is also a great place to get deals on capri’s and dresses for business casual looks and majority of the time you can buy one and get one half off!


Next favorite store to shop is Burlington Coat Factory. When it comes to dresses, particularly for special occasions, this is the place to go. Funny thing is I always think about this store last when I need to find a dress and it’s after I have wasted time shopping g around at other stores. Smh. This store closely reminds of shopping at Marshalls and TJ Maxx, however I think Burlington has the better deals! 


Last, but not least, shopping at Target is a great way to get designer looks (and brand names when they are partnered) at an inexpensive price! I never knew about Target styles until one day I complimented someone on a top that I thought was BCBG and was told it came from Target for $12! SN: If your are planning a trip to the beach with family like I am, they have bathing suits on sale for a steal of a deal!

Now that you know my favorite places to shop while on a budget, what are yours?

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I wasn’t too sure what to title this one so it’s “untitled” lol. Furthermore, no long paragraphs to proceed. In short, I saw this outfit online at H&M when shopping for my birthday a couple of months ago and I just had to have it. The end!  😜


Top & Skirt-H&M/Wedge Sandals-Forever21/Hair-My sis in law and I/Makeup -Moi

Trivia 

Something fun and educational I decided to incorporate at this years A Stylish Affair Event was a game of fashion related trivia questions. I am really big on the importance of knowing what is behind the label and the origination of certain things. With that being said, why don’t you test your knowledge and see how much you know about fashion. Answers will be posted tomorrow, no cheating!!! 

1. Who is June Ambose

a) Celebrity stylist/designer

b) Celebrity stylist only

c) Designer only

d) None of the above

2. What is a “bootie” shoe?

3. What is Pantone?

a) Another name for “patent leather”

b) A system for matching colors

c) The French proununciation for panty hose

d) The name of a color

4. True or False

The tassel has always been a symbol of power and prestige?
5. What is a “kitten” heel?

a) Heel height under 1 inch only

b) Heel height under 3inches

c) None of the above

d) Heel height between 1-2 inches

6. How many pairs of jeans do Americans own on average?

a) 3

b) 5

c) 7

d) 6
7. What are 4 major fashion capitols?

a) NY, London, Africa, China

b) London, Paris, Milan, NY

c) NY, Paris, Columbia, Milan

d) London, Paris, Milan, CA

8. True or False

The 1st magazine was published in Germany?


9. True or False

Men’s shirt buttons are predominantly on the left side and women’s on the right?

10. True or False

Both the pencils skirt and A-line skirt were designed by Christian Dior? 
Bonus

How much money does the fashion industry generate in revenue each year?

a) $200 billion

b) $2 billion

c) $1 billion

d) None of the above 

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!

2nd Annual “A Stylish Affair”

Just a week from today “A Stylish Affair” is back! This year I am so excited to be sharing tips on how to shop, utilizing your current wardrobe and more! My first event was amazing and I got to connect with a lot of great and talented people. The feedback was so positive that I had to do it again in hopes of impowering others. 

I truly enjoy shopping for my clients. In doing so I can educate on what works for their body type and bring out their best features. It’s easy to help people look good, but my goal with every client is to help them feel good too. No matter how much make up you wear or expensive clothes you put on, you must not only value yourself, but have the confidence that you are truly more than a conqueror! 

Don’t miss this year’s “A Stylish Affair” event where I look forward with the help of special guest, Amanda Eaddy Oliver to inspiring you!  Tickets are only $5 and must be purchased prior to the event at thegokabean.eventbrite.com. See you there!

Not so Fall

The many faces you make when Fall weather is really “Spring” like weather! Two of my favorite seasons happen to be Fall and Spring, however I am definitely not a fan of both of them being in one season! It just sounds like sickness is bound to happen. Smh. 

Either way, I love Fall for the opportunity of transitional wear. Such looks would include a cute summer dress that can be worn with tights and a cardigan, knee high boots with a denim jacket and more! As you can see I opted for a denim crop jacket and snake print sandals. Add some fun accessories and a little make up and you I’m good to go!

Dress & Sandals-H&M/Denim Jaceket-Forever21/ Jewelry-Nordstrom