Fashion

Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

STUNNING, FLAWLESS, AND POWERFUL. Those three words came to mind when I first caught glimpse of the photos from the September Issue of W Magazine. What I love is that it shows three powerful black women coming together to show their beauty in Olivier Rousteing's Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2105 Collection. Naomi and Iman have been known to have their spats in the past, and well Rihanna is of course Rihanna.   I do see myself picking up this Magazine to add the photos on my Vision Board.       Images from Phresh Scan Remastered
Alison Rocks Rebecca Minkoff during the Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode

Alison Rocks Rebecca Minkoff during the Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode

Are you a Pretty Little Liars Fan?? I've been watching since Season 1 and I've even read (well listened) to some of the Audio books. While Pretty Little Liars isn't your typical high school drama, and well , with your not so typical relationships I can't help but get caught up in the girls fashion choices. Oh how I wish I could have afforded to wear some of things they rock when I was in high school. I was lucky if I even sported a Tommy Hilfiger Polo, purchased with the hard earned money from my part time job of course. Last night I tuned in for the 100th episode and though I've kinda been on the fence about Alison D. being back this season she quickly changed my mind when she showed up for her first day back to school carrying a Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote! Even the guy…
When In Doubt Put a Bow on It!

When In Doubt Put a Bow on It!

Nail Contributor Amy put together two of my favorite things and created this super adorbs mani using Zoya Dove as the base with the new Maybelline Bleached Neons for the Polka Dots. I just love Polka Dots and Bows. I find that cute little dainty  bows can really polish off and outfit and make you look chic and sophisticated. Right now I'm totes in love with Kate Spade and we all know that brand is "all bow everything". Here are some of my favorite items with bows from Kate Spade below! Holly Street Remi Clutch Kate Spade Small Evie Patent Leather Tote Kate Spade New York Gabe Flat Kate Spade New York Delise Slip on Sneaker Kate Spade New York Jax Slingback Pump Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Ring Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Short Glass Pearl Necklace Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Bangle
Why I’m no Longer Ashamed of Shapewear

Why I’m no Longer Ashamed of Shapewear

    Shapewear is not new to me. While I didn't always own it I have vivid memories of watching my Grandmother get ready for church in the morning, squeezing into something she called a "girdle". She said she wore it because it helped her look better in dresses, she compared it to my slip (you know that thing women don't wear anymore). Women may no longer wear "Girdles", but they definitely wear "ShapeWear". ShapeWear is a growing trend in enhancement undergarments and with the fashion industry vanity sizing everything it's almost a must.  Shapewear isn't a must for everyday wear, unless you absolutely feel it is, but when worn under certain outfits it can create the perfect silhouette that will turn heads. I got over my shapewear phobia last year when I needed a slip to help me fit a dress. I'm not the size 4 that I was…
Need a Mint?

Need a Mint?

This weekend I decided to go for the Monochromatic look. Mint green and Teal are some of my favorite colors. It's taken every inch of me not to incorporate the colors all over my house. When paired together, the right shades brings about this lovely Monochromatic look that's not overly matchy matchy. I even took the trend all the way to my nails with two Mint colors from Gelish that I am absolutely loving right now. I scored a complete Gelish Polish Starter kit complete with the curing lamp for only $69 at Sally's Beauty Supply. I then raided their clearance rack where they had tons of Gelish Polishes on sale for up to 70% off. I was lucky because several rang up for $2.95. At the same time Sally's was also having a BOGO Free on the regular priced Gelish Polishes. Lets just say I have enough to last…
Mani Monday: Weekend of Color Featuring Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff

Mani Monday: Weekend of Color Featuring Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff

  Summer is all about color which is why this amazing mani from Nail Contributor Amy Kline fit so seamlessly with todays post using colors from the Zoya Tickled Collection! Over memorial day weekend I added a lot of color to my handbag collection. This weekend I took two bags out for a test spin to see how much they'd turn heads and to see how they held up to my everyday running around. While I do plan to incoropate these beautys into Outift of the Day Post for now I'll share some photos I snapped via Instagram. First up is the Medium Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag (MAB) in Electric Blue. This is the perfect tote bag and can hole almost everything! I was able to get this from ShopBop.com and I had them price match the Nordstroms sale price of $177. I ordered it from Shopbop because they…
Comfort Just Got Sleek with the NEW Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts!

Comfort Just Got Sleek with the NEW Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts!

Comfort just got sleek with the new Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts. Ladies it's time to take back your life and live comfort free and be spontaneous without worrying about what you have on. The Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts are like a slip but shorts! They're made from a lightweight breathable stretch microfiber that's non constricting.  Together with stylist and fashion icon, Rachel Zoe, Jockey is redefining comfort to be chic and glamorous the end product is just so perfect it's "BANANAS" . The best part is that they have different types, the kind I show you in above, an anti-static, and a Moisture Wicking kind. The moisture wicking is going to be a huge thing for us girls with a little extra thigh meat this summer cause chile no one likes to have sweaty thighs when trying to be cute in a sun dress! This spring (May 27 – June 20),…
Give Your Man a Fashion Boost in the EastDane.com Give Away! 4-Winners!!

Give Your Man a Fashion Boost in the EastDane.com Give Away! 4-Winners!!

This giveaway is sponsored by EastDane.com.  The men in our lives will never admit to their friends that we dress them, but truth be told when it comes to putting together the perfect outfit some men just don't have a clue! Mr. Cosmetically Challenged actually isn't too bad in the fashion department but I always have my eye out for something nice I'd like to see him in when were out shopping. I've told you a lot about Shopbop.com, its the #1 go to site for all things fashion. Not to long ago they launched their Brother Site East Dane. East Dane is  a thoughtful, straightforward approach to men’s fashion.  This site is definitely for men who are more into style then they are into trends, and I'm a firm believer in being an individual and not following fashion trends.  Here you'll find brands like Jack Spade (Kate Spades brother), Ben Minkoff…
I am Leo hear me Roar! OOTD

I am Leo hear me Roar! OOTD

Spring is here and I'm still on my fashion no buy, actually I'm on an everything no buy. I need to drop another 20lbs before I even consider buying new clothes. Since I can't indulge in a little retail therapy I decided to dig in and shop my closet. Can you believe I actually pulled out items with the tags still on them? Instead of doing my OOTD post in front of my house I talked my husband into driving down by the river to take a couple of shots. We discovered a hidden dog park while we were there and I can't wait to take my loves Jujubee and Jada there next week. This week I decided to dress up a everyday skirt with a dressy top. I loved how the two came together and made the perfect afternoon outfit. While looking for shoes in the closet I even…
Would you Literally Brown Bag it? Marie Turnor Feast Clutch

Would you Literally Brown Bag it? Marie Turnor Feast Clutch

I remember the days of younger when I would bring a brown paper bag lunch to school. It would include my juice box, a sandwich and a bag of my favorite chips. I think in those days I was loving Nacho Cheese Doritos and life was just easy. Now that I'm a grownup with grownup responsibilities I'm wondering if I can really make the Brown Paper Bag chic all over again. The Marie Turnor Feast Clutch $330 has a minimalist appeal. The rolled line top has a invisible magnetic closure and it's large enough to fit all your necessities and a little more.  I wouldn't wear this with jeans per say but I would definitely pair it with something more dressy for the ultimate contrast. What do you think about the Feast Clutch? Love it or Leave it?  
Comfort and Style from Across the Pond with Superga Sneakers

Comfort and Style from Across the Pond with Superga Sneakers

This year I've been making a conscious effort to introduce my closet to new brands and different styles. Sometimes you get so comfortable with a certain brand that you forget there are others out there that can offer an amazing fit with a great price. For the past two years Keds have been my go to sneaker to wear during the hotter months in the lab. This year I decided to take a look across the pond and give Superga, the Peoples Shoes of Italy, a try. The Superga brand of shoes caught my eye while window shopping on my favorite site. Shopbop.com.  What drew me to the shoes were the different styles, colors and of course the price! Keds can run about $45-$75 for a cute pair but I usually run into the same problem regardless of style. They just aren't that comfortable, forcing me to purchase insoles. Superga…
My Newest Handbag Obessesion: The Cambridge Satchel

My Newest Handbag Obessesion: The Cambridge Satchel

  Ive absolutely fallen in love with the Cambridge Satchel. I'm not sure why it never caught my eye before but after seeing one on sale at Shopbop.com and doing more research on the brand I just knew I had to pull the trigger. I purchased this bag during the friends and family sale and was able to save and add'l 25% off making it a cool $113 which is over $100 off the normal retail price! Cambridge Satchels com in 3 sizes 11", 13" and 15". My bag is the 15", on first receipt I thought it was a bit large, but after a while I realized it was going to be the perfect modern messenger bag.  I can fit everything I need for work  and after hours in the bag. It's also perfect for traveling. At some request I filmed a short video to show you everything that…
Nothing to Wear? Check out my Spring Wardrobe Favorites!

Nothing to Wear? Check out my Spring Wardrobe Favorites!

If you're like me every time you look in your closet you have nothing to wear. It's even worse when it's time to change out your wardrobe for the season. Nothing fits, this particular item isn't in style anymore, and we all have that "What was I thinking?" piece of clothing that you throw into a donation bag and hope that nobody knows it came from you. This year for spring I'm doing things a bit different. Instead of going with  whats on trend I'm choosing to follow my heart and pick key pieces that look great on me and flatter my current curvy figure. Lets start with the accessories! Spring is all about color and going bold . This  year for my spring wardrobe  I wanted a few stand out pieces that I could coordinate with several different outfits. I'm so mad I'm late to the Cambridge Satchel band…
Outfit of the Day: Casual Color Pop

Outfit of the Day: Casual Color Pop

This past Saturday I decided to do another outfit of the Day. Since I was driving to Baltimore to pick up my mother who's visiting this weekend I decided to keep it pretty casual and simple but just add a pop of color with my makeup and accessories. I love pairing Coral and a bright summer blue together. Sometimes it can come off a bit much, but if you do it just the colors complement each other so well.  I just received my new Superga Lace Sneakers from Shopbop so I wanted to take them for a test run. With a simple pair of Loft Cuvy Straight leg jeans and a cotton top I was ready to hit the road. Of course, my outfit wasn't complete without my new Celine like handbag that I scooped from Target for only $29.99!  Check out pictures from my outfit below! 7408
Ten Tips for Shopping the Brahmin Tent Sale 2014!

Ten Tips for Shopping the Brahmin Tent Sale 2014!

  The Brahmin Tent will be here in no time! I'm still undecided on if I want to make the trip again, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare you for the shopping experience of a life time!! I've been twice already and I've had a rather awesome experience as you can see from my bags in Trip 1 and Trip 2 .Here are ten things you need to know to survive the Brahmin Tent Sale 2014 which is coming up May 16th, 17th and 18th. 1. Get there Early: If you plan on shopping the first day you want to be sure that you're one of the first in line. Trust me this is where the serious shoppers are .Don't be alarmed by the ladies with the pop up laundry bags, they know what they're doing. If this is your first rodeo don't be afraid to chat up the…
Open Toed Shoes not Allowed at Work? No Problem! Shop my Pointed Toe Flats Picks!

Open Toed Shoes not Allowed at Work? No Problem! Shop my Pointed Toe Flats Picks!

  I'm sure people there are several out there who will can feel my pain. Spring and Summer is upon us and at my job I'm not allowed to wear opened toed shoes. This makes perfect sense seeing as how I work in a a laboratory but it's really hard to see all your friends out and about in their cute open toed shoes while your piggy's aren't allowed to see the light of day until you get off work. This year I decided that I wasn't going let that rule get the best of me and so I've been on the look for the perfect pair of pointed  flat shoes to  spark some life into my confined summer wardrobe.  I like shoes that are very stylish, eye catching and also comfortable.  My favorite right now is the Alice + Olivia Stacey Face Pointed Shoe and of course because my name…
Bright and Fashionable Yellow Handbags for Spring and Summer

Bright and Fashionable Yellow Handbags for Spring and Summer

I've been in search of the perfect yellow handbag. It doesn't have to be super neon bright but just fun enough to be fashionable and turn heads.  I have my eyes set on this Yellow Chloe Marci' Mini Shoulder Bag, but since I have to be a responsible adult and make sure all bills are paid before I go out and buy this darling it may take me quite a while. Depending on the shade, some yellow handbags can even be worn during the fall and winter for that extra added pop of color.    Chloe Marcie Mini Shoulder Bag, Yellow Since I can't get my Chloe just yet I've picked out some other great Fashionable Yellow Handbags that  work for every budget.  I am really in love with the Serpui Marie Toucan Embroidered Fauna Clutch. It is the absolute cutest bag, and would work great for either day or…
My Picks from the Lord and Taylor 424 5th Collection

My Picks from the Lord and Taylor 424 5th Collection

I really enjoy shopping in Lord and Taylor, this store usually has great finds and sales on items that I won't find anywhere else. Did you see the Michael Kors bag that I scooped for a mere $158? Yep, I only paid $158 for a Large Michael Kors Saffiano Tote all thanks to the amazing deals and coupons that Lord and Taylors provides their customers with. They honestly keep me coming back as loyal shopper. Today I received an email featuring the new Lord and Taylor 424 5th collection. This collection has what I believe to be 165 pieces, mostly in the black and white family color scheme. I've seen bits and pieces of this collection in the store before and I almost walked out with the Bull Terrier sweater the same day I purchased my handbag, but the way my bank account is set up.... I've still got my…
High and Low Project with Phillip Lim.

High and Low Project with Phillip Lim.

Today I decided to dig into the closet and pull out some items that I hadn't given much love to. I've always been a huge fan of Phillip Lim's Pashli handbags and on a whim I was able to score one from Shopbop.com. Surprisingly I found the shoes that I'm wearing at the top of my closet when I as digging for another pair that I didn't even find. I'd never worn them before but I felt they went with my outfit perfectly! I decided to pair this handbag up with a Phillip Lim for Target blazer that I purchased to create a look that would feature a high/lowesque look from the designer. Earrings: Peace Images Jewelry Key to the City 7234
Outfit of the Day : Playing With Fabrics

Outfit of the Day : Playing With Fabrics

Guess what guys!! It was over 50 degrees outside today and I did not know how to act! I couldn't wait to go outside and just feel the warm sun on my skin.  Today I decided that the theme for my Outfit of the day would be playing with fabrics so I went with lace, pleather and suede. I accented this look with my new Alexander Wang Rockie Duffel bag that I am absolutely in love with to ad a bit of color. Compared to last weeks Outfit of the day  where the photos were ubber awkward how do you think I did? Earrings: Peace Images Jewelry  7196