Saturday, June 23, 2012


Men's Floral
There's no doubt that this season's hottest trend is florals. Men are getting in on this trend by rocking floral as well, including some well known celebrities such as Wale and Jay-Z. I have to say that Wale wore this trend best with those PRPS camo pants. Check out Wale's swag below: 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Spotted: Solange Knowles!

Solange Knowles Photo credit: & Getty
It seems like everyone is going floral lately! And who rocks a floral print like no other, Ms. Solange Knowles.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fashion Swap Party

This past weekend, I threw my semi-annual fashion swap party at my home. It was a blast! Clothes, shoes, accessories, music and food.....all the ways to a girl's heart! Since we as girls often accumulate so much clothing that we don't wear or don't fit, fashion swapping allows you to get rid of the clothes you don't use and swap them for clothing that is 'new to you'. It's kind of a greener way of getting rid clothes by recycling them to friends.

This year, I invited four of my best girlfriends and told them to bring at least five items they no longer wore that was in good condition. The items consisted of clothes, shoes, jewelry, and handbags. When they entered my home, I took their bag of goodies and displayed them around the room for easy shopping access. Each girl had one-minute to shop for one item each until all the items were claimed. The girls were then allowed to try-on their swaps to see what fit and what didn't. They were able to swap amongst themselves for the items that didn't fit until all the girls had at least five items they were happy to take home. All the girls modeled their clothes for pictures and got styling tips from yours truly to make their new outfits really pop.

Towards the end of the night, I had a door prize for one very special lady and the winner was determined by a good ole 'name out of a hat'. One lucky girlfriend of mine won a gift set of bath products courtesy of my Avon Representative, Nancy Riesel.

It was a night to remember and so much fun! All my friends including myself cannot wait until the next party and I most of all can't wait to wear all my new stuff!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Dress Guide

Earlier in the month, I featured essential items to get you through the summer, but what happens when you have a party or function to attend after you've been a beach bum all day? Well, look no further, here is my summer dress style guide to looking stylish at any summer soiree.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Beauty Picks!

June Beauty Picks

Oh where would I be without my beauty products! I don't know about any of you, but I know that I don't wake up looking like the peak of perfection in the morning. This is why having the perfect beauty products help.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Must-Have: Nude Pumps!

    With summer nearing, I have been on the hunt for key summer pieces to update my wardrobe. Since I absolutely love anything that has pops-of-color in them and an abundance of floral, it can be a daunting task trying to find the right the shoes to go with all that color. I don't like to be too matchy, matchy, therefore I turn to my closet staple........Neutrals!

    My favorite neutral for summer is the nude or flesh-tone pump because it goes with almost anything. You can dress it up with a colorful floral or dress it down with a pair of skinnies (skinny jeans) and a tee. No matter how you wear it or what you wear it with, it's definitely a fashionista must-have!

Monday, June 11, 2012


I was perusing the internet (as I normally do) looking for accessories for an upcoming event that i'm attending, when I came across this totally fab purse! It's by Kate Spade called the 'New York Leslie' handbag. Super adorbs!! It's a little out of my fashionista budget at a whopping $348 so I will have to settle for a just-as-cute substitute. Who doesn't need a pop-of-color satchel?!
For those of you who aren't on such a modest budget, you can purchase the 'Leslie' at Neiman Marcus .

Check out the 'Leslie' below:

The just-as-cute substitute is by The UniUni, a really cute site that offers apparel, shoes, and handbags for the fashionista on a budget. The UniUni has a similar handbag to the 'Leslie' for a more affordable price at $89.99. They offer a lot of really good finds for an inexpensive price and it allows you to still achieve the overall look without breaking the bank! How fab?! Right!

Check it out here:

Don't you just love them both?!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Setting trends is not an easy thing to do. But Rihanna and her styling team have been able to pull it off effortlessly for quite some time now, starting with her hair trends from the infamous Black Bob to the iconic Fire Engine Red. Anything this beauty touches, in music or in fashion, turns to 24 karat solid gold and love it or hate it, she definitely has an undeniable style. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Today I had an interview for a promotional position at my job and of course I had to dress accordingly, but I took this opportunity to show how you can take a work look into the evening just by changing a few pieces. I absolutely love this top because it is so versatile and it's sheer so it allows a little breathing room in this 80 degree weather.

Shirt: Forever 21, Pants: The Limited, Shoes: White House Black Market, Necklace: Charllotte Russe

Pants: Almost Famous, Shoes: Charllotte Russe, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Jewelry: Wet Seal

Tell me what piece in your wardrobe you remix?

Monday, June 4, 2012


There are days when I don't want to wake up and get dressed and then there are days when i'm so excited to get up.....this was one of those days. :-) My whole outfit was from my favorite budget-friendly store: Forever 21. They have the greatest variety of essential pieces for an inexpensive price and it allows me to stay on budget and on trend.

Can you believe the whole outfit was only $65?! Even I was shocked at how thifty I can be! :-)

Shirt, skirt and belt: Forever 21, shoes: Jessica Simpson, Purse: Charming Charlie's, Jewelry: Wet Seal

What fabulous finds have you scored on your latest shopping trip?

Photo Credit: Chiant Brewton

NALI Fashion Launch Party!

Designer: Naomi McGregor

I had the great pleasure in attending an up-and-coming designer's fashion show this past weekend for the launch of her chic ready-to-wear collection. This local Tampa designer, Naomi McGregor, launched her line "NALI", which was inspired by her native island of Jamaica and showcased her feminine silhouettes with a retro, caribbean flair. She titled her collection "The Yvette Collection" which was named after and dedicated to her grandmother.

The show took place on June 2nd at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Downtown Tampa. It was quite the event, equipped with a phenomenal DJ playing native caribbean music, along with an up-and-coming hip hop music group known as L.E.G. The venue also showcased other emerging fashion/accessory designers such as Bella Contessa Jewelry. It was definitely an exciting evening of fashion, fun and music!

For information about Naomi McGregor, check out her website or contact her at


 Photo credits: Chiant Brewton