Fashion

OOTD-Cute in Camo

OOTD-Cute in Camo

Military life runs in my family. My dad is a retired US Army Colonel and many other uncles also served their country. I did a small stint of Army ROTC while in college but quickly realized that it wasn't for me. Though I gave up my BDU's I still can't help but love camo so when I spotted these Camo Twill Pants at Loft I just knew I had to have them. Since I'm a…
Black and White Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Black and White Fall Wardrobe Essentials

This year I wanted to do something a bit different and purchase only Fall Wardrobe Essentials. I didn't want to go on a shopping spree for items that would only be trendy for the moment or spend tons of money on items that I couldn't really pair with anything else.  As I looked back on how much I spent on clothing last year I just want to faint. I really did some irresponsible reckless "oh…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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.…