Sunday, January 15, 2017

SCAD Inspired (Part II)

Hello Fashionistas
How is your weekend so far? It's Martin Luther King Day tomorrow, so that means the day off for a lot of folks. What will you be doing?

 These are the remainder of the photos from our photo shoot last week at SCAD. My cousin was the creative director and Erica Hawes was the photographer & comedian - see my behind the scenes youtube videos - for the day.

After all the hard work, we went to eat at a "funky" cafe called The Funky Brunch Cafe. The food was delicious and the best part is, they serve coconut pancakes, yum! 👍


So cold!

She loves popcorn, especially the Smartfood brand.

Photo Credit: Erica Hawes | First Pic: Yolanda Watson

Top: Dolce Vita
Choker: TJ Maxx (last seen here)
Ring: Kathryn Riechert (SCAD Alum) | Bracelet: Alex and Ani
Earrings: SCAD x Limited 
Tights: Betsey Johnson
Shoes: Altuzarra X Target (last seen here)  
Jacket: Ci Sono by Cavalini (Vegan Leather) (last seen here & here)

Happy Martin Luther King's Day!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SCAD Inspired (Part I)

Hello Fashionistas! 
Happy (early) Hump-day! How has the New Year been treating you so far? Any resolutions broken yet? I don't mind telling you that I don't make New Year's resolutions. I know myself well enough to know that more than likely that resolution will be long forgotten by January 3rd, if not sooner. However, those of you that are following through, best of luck to you and hope you follow through.

  I had the opportunity to take a tour of SCAD the other day with my cousin - a college student - visiting for a couple days. We were both impressed and inspired by all the creativity that these students have displayed all throughout the many different campuses. We decided to go back the next day to snap some pics, hence this blog post which is a two-parter. 

I really enjoy being in a creative environment. In my opinion, visual art can be very stimulating to the senses; I know for me it encourages me to push myself outside of my comfort-zone, try something new, take a chance. So I took a chance at being ANTM (America's Next Top Model), & almost broke my neck. My back. And my ankle. But that is neither here nor there, the point is I TRIED. Has the arts ever inspired you in any way?

Photo Credit: Erica Hawes 

 My beautiful and oh so talented cousin - Yolanda Watson - was the creative director today. She was absolutely amazing coaching, directing and assisting me so I could get it together. Photo shoots are not really easy for me, I'm my worse critic and I can never really stay still long enough for that perfect shot (according to Erica 😀); so a big thank you to you cuz for helping me out today. 

Skirt/Dress: Lux | Tee: Karlie
Belt: Unknown | Choker: TJ Maxx
Ring: Kathryn Riechert (SCAD Alum) | Bracelet: Alex and Ani
Earrings: SCAD x Limited | Shades: Jeremy Tarian (last seen here & here)
Jacket: Ci Sono by Cavalini (Vegan Leather) (last seen here)
Shoes: Michael Antonio (last seen here)

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 The incident happened here so we scrapped the idea 😎

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year in Theory

Happy New Year Fashionistas!
A new year, new opportunities. Has I look back on 2016, I'm very grateful for the year I had, the highs and even the lows. I am thankful for my family and friends and all the experiences I've had. One of the more memorable moments I had was with the hubster not too long ago - mid November to be exact - we took a road trip starting from Georgia and ended in California. Yes! just he and I in a car for over 3000 miles for several days. We made a lot of stops on the way, mostly because of me, but most importantly, we laughed a lot and created once in a lifetime memories. He and I share an adventurous spirit and I'm so grateful we were able to go on that adventure together. 

How long do you keep your Christmas tree up for? Even though all the presents are gone from under the tree, I still love to look at it as I go about my business during the day. Once, I left this same Christmas tree up for an entire year, true story. I kept saying I didn't have time to put everything away, but at the end of the day it made me happy when I got home and there it was in all its festive glory. 

Bag: Kate Landry
Boots: Madden Girl
Dress: Theory
Jacket: Ci Sono by Cavalini (Vegan Leather)
Jewelry: Thanks to Marley Lilly!
Tights: Betsey Johnson

Thank you to everyone that took the time to read, comment and support my blog this past year. I hope  you all come back to visit very often in 2017.
I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year Year! 😊

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Outing with Tibi

    Hello Fashionistas!

It's hump-day! (well, almost Thursday). Short post today, so much to do tomorrow. Has anyone seen Assassins Creed? The hubster and I just saw it and it was amazing (hence the late post), but so worth it. I won't give anything away, just know that Michael Fassbender was terrific! 

Dress: Tibi (old)
Belt: Gifted
Boots: Altuzarra x Target (last seen here) & (here)
Scarf: Gifted
Peacoat: Celebrity Pink

Photo Credit: Erica Hawes

Last minute shopping: Macy's, Tomorrow and Friday only, Dec. 22 and 23rd, the first 250 customers will each receive a free $10 Macy's gift card.

Marley Lilly, Enter your email to receive a free pair of earrings.

eShakti, Register and receive a $25 gift coupon

Nordstrom, Free delivery by Christmas Eve on selected items.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Milly in Winter

Hello Fashionistas!

The weekend is coming to an end as I compose my thoughts for this post 😞. Hope you all enjoyed. As for me, it was so hectic, it seems likes all the stores were jam-packed and double the typical number of vehicles were on the road. It was a mess!
Since it's the holidays, I wanted to do a shoot that reflected the season. I don't think I've ever done a blog post like this before. I looked in my closet and picked out the obvious red coat, tried to find a green dress, however this Milly jumped out at me. The dress itself is not meant for the Winter, it's a Spring-Summer "ensemb"; It has spaghetti straps and a beautiful bow on the back, which I did not display this go-round. Maybe this upcoming Spring. Dusted off my Altuzarra over-the-knees (I haven't worn these boots much), found a scarf that happened to be red and out the door I went. 

After the shoot, I had errands to run (as usual) and I switched the coat for a fitted blazer; the boots for a flat-heeled boot and it really changed the outfit drastically. I think I could wear the same look to a business meeting next. I love a multi-functioning piece. I've only worn this dress once and it was to a fancy affair, & now I'll definitely have it in rotation for other functions instead of just for fancy shindigs. Money well-spent! 😊

Scarf: Gifted
Coat: Paco Outerwear
Dress: Milly (old)
Boots: Altuzarra x Target (last seen here) & (here

 Photo Credit: Erica Hawes

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