Monday, October 5, 2015

70's: Classic-Retro

Happy Monday,
Looking back at the 70's era, it seemed as though it was a  fun and liberal time. There were no rules and everyone was free to express their individuality, especially in fashion.  The fashion trends ranged from classic-retro, bohemian-chic, and hippie just to name a few.  I consider my personal style to be that of the classic-retro ( I tend to throw in a few prints and patterns here and there). With this look, I gave a little bit of everything: The classic tailored look with the wide-leg trousers and the denim shirt.  I threw in a bag with the tassel detailing, somewhat of a platform shoe and the cat eye glasses.  What do you guys think?  Did I give you 70's or nah?

Please excuse the hair!! I had a nice Kim Kardashian slick back style but the mist of humidity straight jacked it....smh.

I tried to give you guys a little smile considering my swollen jaw from a recent wisdom tooth  The struggle!!!!

Outfit Deets:
Denim Shirt (Boys) - Target
Pants - Forever 21
Shoes - Lola Shoetique (Similar Here)
Bag - DSW (Similar Here)
Necklace - Forever 21 (Similar Here)
Glasses - SpeadLA (Sold Out)
Lipstick - Maybelline Colorblur "Plum Please"

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Greetings and Happy Tuesday,
This past Saturday, a friend and I had the opportunity to attend the STYLE IS fashion and beauty workshop hosted by the lovely and most fashionable LaShoundra that blogs over at Young At Style.  The workshop was beyond AMAZING and very informative.  It began with the opportunity to mix and mingle with everyone and shop with the vendors in the lobby.  We were also provided with delicious refreshments and swag bags that were super cute with awesome gifts inside.  There were four key topics discussed that included power point slides, live demonstrations and interactive activities.  There was also a style panel at the end which included LaShoundra, Keshia at Keeping Style Affortable, Morrell at Morrell's Armoire and Kim at Naturally Fashionable via facetime.  In between topic discussions, there were several giveaways held which included gift cards, tickets to upcoming events, and jewelry. The workshop was very fun, entertaining and empowering.   We learned a lot, we laughed a lot and also cried (LaShoundra more than others…lol).  It was my very first blog networking event and it was a great experience and I can’t wait to attend next year’s workshop.  Below, I will recap moments from the event.

First can we give it up for the swag bags waiting for us! Inside was a fly pair of glasses, a mini sewing kit, and business cards from the vendors. Absolutely LOVE!!!   The folder included our reading material and power point slides on the topics discussed.

LaShoundra demonstrated here the importance of defining your personal style and owning it.   No matter what you wear, whether it is a trash bag or an actual garment, WEAR “IT” DON’T LET “IT” WEAR YOU!!
  She also explained the five body types; Pear, Apple, Rectangle, Inverted Triangle and the infamous  LaShoundra explained these body types in great detail and gave examples of what looks good on each one.   We all were able to determine our body types by pairing up and measuring our bust, waist and hips.  I am an hourglass by the way ;)…..teheheheheh!!!!
 Next, Keshia from Keeping Style Affortable discussed and demonstrated the art of mixing prints here. Listening to her, really eased my apprehensiveness of mixing prints. 

Here, talented makeup artist Angela of TruHues Makeup Artistry discussed how your makeup is an added accessory to your overall look.  I totally agree ;)!!  She captured each unique makeup look of the ladies and explained how their makeup compliments their style. She also gave each guest and opportunity to win tickets to her upcoming makeup trunk show next month.  Thankfully, I was one of those winners :)! J

The workshop ended with a Style panel in which all of the ladies voiced their insecurities and how we all deal with issues in our private lives.  This part of the workshop was very powerful and motivating because as a society looking in, it is always obvious to think that someone’s life is perfect.  Being perfect in our own unique way is what makes us stand out amongst the crowd!!!

Left photo - Keshia, Myself, LaShoundra, and Morrell/ Right Photo - Keshia, Angela and Myself

Overall, this event was awesome and I am so glad I attended. Meeting these ladies was like catching up with old friends.  They were very down to earth, funny and supportive of one another and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for them.  Please click the above links and check out these FABULOUS ladies' style blog.   I also would like to thank my friend for going with me Jameshia. We had a BLAST!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My ChicBeauty: Greens & Oranges

Happy Hump Day!!!!

And HAPPY FALL!  I am beyond excited that Fall is here and what better way to start the first day of Fall than with a Fall inspired makeup look.  I have been looking through Pinterest for makeup ideas.  During my search, I have noticed that there are quite a bit of  looks that consist of berries, plums, burgundies, deep reds, etc.  Now don't get me wrong, I love all of those colors and will definitely be rocking it this season, but I wanted to do something different.  I wanted to capture the greens and oranges of the Fall colors as well.  Maybe I am a little bias because green is my favorite color and orange lipstick compliments my skin tone......I digress! HAHA!  I love the way this look came together.  It is very soft and sensual.....perfect for a nice Fall day out.  Below I will list all of the face and lip products I used.  The eye shadows  used to achieve this look was out of a random palette purchased at Sally's.  However, please feel free to use what you have in your collection.  Hope you guys enjoy this look! 

 Do you guys notice the little photo-bomber to the right??? LOL..Gotta love him!

When that natural light comes through.......................!
Face Products:
    Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation (Here)
    LA Girl Pro-Concealer (Medium Beige-to highlight) local BSS or (Here)
    Anastasia Beverly Hills Crème Contour Kit (Here)
    Sasha Butter Cup Compact (to set highlight Here)
    Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Powder (Here)
    NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder (Here)
    Black Radiance Blush-Toasted Almond (Here)
    Elf  Studio Golden Bronzer (Here)
    Salon Perfect Lashes - Walmart 
Jordana Lipliner "Coco Loco"-Walgreens
Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick "Peach Loo" - Local BSS or (Here)
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed FALL season!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Remix: Maxi Dress


and Happy Monday Loves!  So today, I am once again doing a little remixing with my clothes.  As I have been looking through my closet lately, I have noticed that I do  not own but one maxi skirt and one maxi dress.  Maxi's are very low key clothing items that can be dressed up or down depending on where you are wearing it too.  For those days that I want to be cute, but comfy, a maxi is generally what I would choose.  I previously owned several maxi dresses and skirts and I honestly cannot tell you what happen to them.  Anywho, I was searching for something easy and carefree to wear for church on yesterday and thinking "I don't have anything to wear"....LIESSSSSS right?? LOL.  So I decided to take a maxi dress that I own and wear it as a skirt.  I simply folded the top part of the dress in, threw on a simple top and belted the waist and a "new" maxi skirt was born.  Hope you guys enjoy this look!!

Dress: Gift
Top: Rue 21
Belt: SheIn (here)
Shoes: JustFab
Purse: DSW
Earring: Versona
Watch: Fossil
Lipstick: "Marshmallow (here)
Thanks again for stopping by and as always have a blessed and FASHIONABLE week!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

My ChicBeauty: Soft Fall Glam

Greetings Beauties,
Am I the only one excited for Fall???  I am just so over this heat and humidity and to be quite honest, summer has never really been my favorite season.  The only time I was excited for summer is when I was in grade school because of summer break.  As an adult, they can have  With Fall knocking at our front door, I am especially excited for the Fall styles and makeup looks.  This look below is a simple soft fall appropriate look that I wore on yesterday to church.  This look consist of golds, reds and browns that definitely scream FALL. 

For my eye look, I used the BH Cosmetics 28 Neutrals palette.  This is a great inexpensive palette that consist of soft, shimmery, and matte colors.
Lashes are the Kiss Ever EZ lashes in the #03.  To fill in my brows, I used the Milani Stay Put Brow in Dark Brown.  This is a GREAT brow pomade for only $4.99.  Quite similar to the Anastasia Dip Brow pomade.
Foundation: L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte  Foundation Crème Café.  Highlight and Contour using the Black Opal Crème Stick Foundations in Kalahari Sand and Beautiful Bronze.

Now, to my favorite part to any makeup look.....the LIPSTICK!  I am such a lipstick fanatic and I truly have a problem HOWEVER,  a lot of the lipsticks I love are drugstore brands, therefore, I don't spend a lot of money.  On the other hand, I could manage without buying lipstick for an entire year.  Torture right???? LOL.  Anyway this particular lipstick is from my local beauty supply store.  It is from the brand Absolute New York, which is one I never seen before.  It is a matte lipstick in the color Bulgarian Rose. Out Of all of the red lipsticks I own, I don't have one of this color or even similar.  This color is more brick-toned in which I absolutely love and think is so Fall-like.  It gives the right amount of red for those who want a red lip but that's not too over powering.  I definitely recommend trying it out.

Well, I hope you guys like this look and thanks so much for stopping by..!!