What is Your Look Conveying

I strongly believe that fashion is all about self expression. You know the phrase, “First impressions are everything,” well they may not be EVERYTHING, but they definitely will have you wondering! Now sometimes even the most well dressed have their days in which they just don’t feel like getting dressed and just want to be comfortable without all the “extra” stuff. However, dressing comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to look like you don’t care about your look. 


Take my photo on the left for instances, if you never met me or knew anything about me, what would be your first impression? Now what about the second photo? Which looks well put together? Sophisticated? Business like? Fashionable? I hope that everyone agreees that look #2 is the best and hopefully it says “I’m about my business!”

At the end of the day, no matter how you look, someone is always going to have a comment to say. If you are dressed too nice the question then becomes, “where does she think she’s going?”  If not dressed up enough the question then is, “what was she thinking?” In any event,  my personal motto is that I would rather be overdressed knowing I look good then being under dressed and not presenting myself at my best. 
Always remember to dress with a purpose. Dress the message you want to convey.  A little accessories and makeup can go a long way. You can be running errands and still look good doing them. Workout clothes are so fashionable now they could literally be worn almost anywhere! 

Looks aren’t everything, but if first impressions truly are your first impressions. Do you know what your look is conveying? Be confident, smile and know that what you wear is also telling a story…your story. 😉

Jacket-Forever21/Tank-H&M/Skirt-Nordstrom/Pumps-Nine West/Accessories- A gift!

Red, White and Blue

With 4th of July comes not only a time to celebrate our Independence Day, but a time most share creating memories with family and friends at the beach, cookouts and more! Just incase you are thinking about what to wear, check out a few of my hand picked favorite patriotic pieces that are sure to show not only how stylish you are, but how much you love your country too! 😜


F21 12.99


F21 17.99


F21 29.99

F21 24.99


Nordstrom Billabong $54.99


Nordstrom Crossover Clutch $25

Nordstrom Socialite $75


Nordstrom Birkenstock “Madrid” Sandal $29.95

Nordstrom Trixxi Romper $45


Nordstrom Kate Spade Cameron Street Shoulder bag $199


Nordstrom Vince Camuto Evel Sandal $69.50


Zara Premium Collection Dress $49.50


Zara Striped Skirt $39.99

Zara Halter Top $25.99


Zara Bow Skort $22.99


Zara Skinny Jeans $29.90

Target Xhilaration top $17.99; matching bottom $14.99

Target Missimo embroider top $19.99; matching bottom $19.99 


Target Mossimo seersucker halter one piece $39.99


Target Sea Angel plus size maillot one piece $44.99


Target Clean Water Stars and Stripes wrap one piece $39.99

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 Answers

It’s time to check your answers and see how well you did! Answers are bold font below.
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?

A cross between a shoe and a boot that does not go past the ankle

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? True
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? True

9. True or False

Men’s shirt buttons are predominantly on the left side and women’s on the right? False (it’s the opposite)

10. True or False

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

How many did you get right? 😉

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!

A Stylish Affair: What she Wore

When it came down to me finding a cute and flirty dress for my event, I knew I would be able to find one at Forever21. Everytime I go into the store I see nothing but a sea of colors. I went to a few of my other favorites stores prior that included H&M and New York & Co. and of course I bought nothing needed for my event! Lol. I will say that the items I did buy were definitely needed basics for the Fall season and were on sale!

I also did not find my dress until literally the day before, which I know is last minute but I like to think I work well under pressure! 😉 I’m not a huge fan of asymmetrical dresses, yet when I saw this one and it was also an easy wearing wrap style, I needed to have it! Talk about stepping out and trying something new (I also think the older I get, the more I am prone to revisiting styles I didn’t think I could wear). 

What do you think?


Dress, Wedge Sandals & Jewlery-Forever21