Sunday, October 30, 2011

I wanna... Broadcast

Hey peeps!  I am in the works of doing a introduction You tube video .  Woo hoo!  In this video I wanted to insert some facts about myself and few of my random thoughts.  I would like to give you great followers and supporters an opportunity to ask me any burning questions that you may have.  So if you have any shoot away.  Happy Sunday!  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Game Time

Last Saturday I stood on the sidelines in Brooklyn and witnessed a sports massacre committed by the boys in red, white and black, better known as the Boys & Girls High School Football team.  Both squads, varsity and junior varsity, dealt huge butt whippings on Midwood - the opposing team-  like they were put on this earth to do just that.  Sorry Midwood (Kanye shrug).  I cheered on not only as an alumni but a very much proud sis.  Donning number fifty Isaac, my baby brother,  had quite a game. In his second year on the team he is showing great dedication and sportsmanship.  I couldn't be more proud.  Congratulations Boys High!

For the big day, masculine inspired was the name of the game.  However, I added my wedges and Grandma Lila's hand me down bag to make sure some feminine touches poked through.  

Blazer: Thrifted Shirt: Thrifted Shades: Street Vendor Jeans and Belt: Forever 21 Shoes: INC Macys Bag: Gifted

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Closet Shopping

I'm sure i'm not alone when it comes to my views on closet shopping.  It's  almost always an act that is brought on as a last resort.  Well at least for me it is.  More recently I challenged myself to dig deeper into my closet and go searching for unworn items.  A minute or two into the short search I found these faux leather pants and this thrifted tuxedo blazer with the tags still attached.  Ladies and Gents we have an outfit.

Blazer: Redress Shirt: Forever 21 Necklace: Forever21 Shoes: Nine West Shades: Ray Ban

Have you shopped your closet recently?

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shecky's: Girls Night Out

The Shecky's Girls Night Out (GNO)  affair puts new meaning to the term shop till you drop. Thursday night I tip toed on over to the La. Venue and Terminal Stores where the recent Shecky's GNO event was being held.  This was my third go round participating in the shopping shindig sponsored by Shecky's.  Much like the  first two events, I had a blast sipping on cocktails, browsing the fabulous vendors and taking in the busy scenery.   If you've never gone to a Shecky's event, in a nutshell it one big shopping party filled with discounts, giveaways, makeovers and my favorite thing of all, goodie bags.  It's a shopping experience that every diva should make it their business to attend.  GNO allows you the opportunity to discover a variety of talented up and coming designers and boutiques all while enjoying the company of a few friends and a cocktail or two (ok maybe more).  Go inside to see some of the new budding talents and accessories that caught my eye.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stand Out

Stand out red lips are definitely one of the many things that I will be sporting this fall and winter. All variations from rusty reds to maroons, to gloss to mattes, I'm game for it all. Although this attention grabbing look is classified as more of a night time look wearing it in the day is not unheard of. Achieving a bold red lip for the daytime is quite simple. The key is to keep the eyes neutral. A bit of concealer, eyeliner, mascara and a neutral eyeshadow is all you'll need to play down those eyes. Last week I played in my face (yes I still play in my makeup) and practiced stand out look using Inglot's Matte Collection AMC Lip Pencil in #34. Click inside to see what I came up with

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Back Row Left to Right: Grandma Lila,  Aunt Dottie,  Aunt Ann,  Aunt Selena,  Uncle Pete,  Family Friend
Front Row Left to Right: Unlce Curtis,  Family Friend

Yesterday evening, In the newly opened Neely’s BBQ Parlor, My grandmother  and I sat ,ate, laughed and reminisced as we celebrated her birthday a day early.  We often get to share a good ol' chit chat over a hot cooked meal but typically one she has prepared for Sunday Dinner.  Never without accessories and with no garment misplaced, she came dressed for the occasion in a light grey cowl neck sweater paired with dark crisp denim jeans and a blazer.  An outfit that was no fuss and all chic at the same time.  No surprise to me as I have always known my Grandma Lila ( as my siblings and I call her) to be quite the trendsetter.  One of  my earliest memories were of her making weekend family visits to Brooklyn.  She would saunter into our apartment with the fragrance of White Linen  following directly behind her and leaving a lovely presence when she left. Draped in threads that seemed royal like, neighbors off course looked on.  In amazement and awe I also gawked as she carried herself with such grace.  It was a model of inspiration that I often now mimic as I have grown into womanhood.  In present day she continues to be a great example of  how a lady should carry herself in the world and I am forever grateful for all of the life lessons she has shared. So on her special day I not only want to wish her a happy birthday but I'd like to celebrate her positive influence.  Happy Birthday Grandma Lila!  Thank you for all that you do and all that you'll continue to do.  Your work never goes unnoticed.  I love you!

* Grandma Lila  pictured above in the polka dot sweater. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bloggers Do it Better: Animal Instincts

It's that time again kiddo's. Another Bloggers do it better challenge has arrived.  This time around Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly  challenged followers to incorporate animal print in their ensembles.  No problem for little ol' me, since I recently picked up these leopard booties from Burlington Coat Factory at such an amazing price.  Join in the fun by clicking  here.  The challenge closes next Tuesday. 

Jacket: Kmart  Shirt: Macy's  Jeans: Forever 21 Belt: Thrifted Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory Earrings: Vendor     Glasses: Ray Bans

Monday, October 3, 2011

Copy Cat

After seeing the amazingly beautiful Brittany from Pockets and Bows rock out her Old Navy striped dress I ran right on over to Old Navy and grabbed up that bad boy. I went for a rocker look pairing this color block goodness with silver accessories, a leather jacket and some booties.  I love it when I can get inspiration from other bloggers.  Who are some bloggers that have inspired you recently?

 Jacket: Target Dress: Old Navy Shades: Ray Ban Necklace: H&M Bracelets: Assorted Vendors Shoes: Nine West