Sunday, August 18, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is coming!


I love Target! As a lover of Target, the thing I love most about Target is their designer collaboration collections. So to hear that the next designer collab is going to be none other than, Phillip Lim, I was squealing with delight and anticipation. The collection is due to hit stores September 15th and the lookbook of the featured items have been swirling all over the Internet this past week. I am pleasantly surprised at the details and quality that is going into making this collection true to its designer. As an avid lover of Lim's handbags, looking at the pieces due to hit Target, I cannot wait until the collection is in stores. Let the countdown begin! 

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Top Fall Boots

Hey Dolls! 

Fall is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but I am excited! Fall is my favorite time of year typically because of all the fun, new fashions that debut, but also because winter clothes (since you tend to be covered more) are a little more body forgiving. Who doesn't love that?! Cupcakes? Please! Lol just kidding. Anywho, I compiled a list of my must-have boots for Fall that every woman should own. 

Top Fall Boots

Breckelle's military boots / Dollhouse military boots / René Caovilla platform booties / Black shoes / Boutique 9 ankle boots / Mulberry dog boots

1. Ankle Peep toe booties- super cute shoe I feel edges out any outfit like a flowy dress or a pair of jeans.

2. Heeled lace-up Ankle boot- perfect with jeans or camo pants. 

3. Flat Ankle Boots- these will be your most versatile piece primarily for the practicality. You can wear these with skirts, leggings, jeans and dresses and look effortless, but chic. 

4. Heeled Knee Boot- this is the going out on a date or clubbing stunner shoe. 

5. Combat boot- this a super edgy piece that can be worn with tights and shorts or wear with leggings on those days you don't feel like getting dressed but still want a rocker look.

6. Flat Knee Boot- Casual shoe that can be worn to work or out shopping or lunch with friends. Super comfy. I like to pair my flat knee boots with an oversized sweater, statement necklace and leggings. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Quote of the Day!

Hey Loves!

It's been a little while since my last post, I know, but I wanted to kick the week off right by providing you all with a little Monday motivation.

This week is all about walking the talk, meaning do what you say you're going to do and do it well.

This motivated me to become more active in my community. I wanted to find ways to give to those less fortunate than myself because i've always believed that to receive abundantly, one must give abundantly. So this past weekend, I had the pleasure of helping a local charity give school supplies to less fortunate children in my community. I am an avid shopper so any reason to go shopping, no matter what cause, was an exciting feat for me. With the help of some friends and family, we were able to give hundreds of supplies to the charity and plan to give even more this week. The best part is that we're having fun doing it.

So how will YOU walk the talk this week?

Get up, get out and make a difference in someone else's life this week and I promise it'll make an even greater difference in your own life. Giving is Chic!

So Stay Chic Divas!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shopping Alert: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

This is the sale most fashion dolls wait all year for! Unlike most sales who markdown items at the end of the season, Nordstrom's drops their prices on pre-season merchandise so that you can be stylish and chic all season long. The sale is currently on now and ends August 5. Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns to make it easier for all my dolls worldwide to take advantage of the markdown goodies. Shop now!

Here are some of the items I'm currently coveting from the sale: 

This super cute skater skirt. Perfect for right now and still good for Fall with a pair of tights and ankle booties. 

I'm in love prints! Most of all leopard so this clutch is right up my alley. 

Dainty Gold necklace

Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Cleansing System  $149 

Purity facial cleanser $50.50 (Nordstrom's Beauty Exclusive) 

What will you be purchasing?

Happy Shopping Ladies!!! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DIY Closet Inspirations

So, I've been in search for the best closet ideas to re-do my spare room in my house. Believe it or not, their are a lot of closet inspirations all over the web, including Pinterest, so it wasn't that difficult to find options that I could loosely recreate my dream dressing room/closet/office with.

Here are a few pictures of one dressing room/office that I fell in love with. *Disclaimer* The photos below are not mines.
I just love everything about this simplistic palette. It has a luxe feel, but most of the items were from 

My room is still a work in progress, but I promise to share photos when I finally get everything together. If you ladies have fun, chic closet ideas, I would love to see them. Share your tips, where to buys or inspirations below. 

Stay Chic! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Favorites + Links (from around the Net)

Good Morning Lovies! 

Happy Friday! What is everyone's plans for the weekend? I think my plans are going to be mixed with a little relaxation and a Caribbean Carnival taking place this Saturday. I can't wait! Anywho, I love looking at other sites from the around the internet for inspiration on outfit ideas or just for the fun of it, (since I'm an internet addict) so here are a few things (+ links) that I am obsessed with over this week. 

Love her Look: 

Hilary Duff in Paige Edgemont  Striped Skinny Jeans

She can do no wrong in my opinion and her pics from
Paris while she visited Coco Chanel's apartment
, gave me so much life honey!

Favorite Link

Tamar Braxton gives birth to a Baby Boy! according to US Magazine. 

What are you OBSESSED about this week?  

Stay Chic! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Feeling Retro

Hey Loves!

I love the 90's!!! And lately, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice that I've been rocking a lot of crop tops. Now I don't have the most toned abs or anything, but in this summertime heat, the best way to brave it is by having on light, breathable clothing. So a cute, comfortable crop top with a swing skirt or maxi is definitely my go-to look for summer. I pulled together a look below with the Mara Hoffman Bustier that is perfect for daytime brunch or an early dinner because it's effortless chic. This particular bustier is a little pricey, however, some really cute and inexpensive ones can be found at Forever 21 or Loveculture.

Here's some really affordable cute ones here and here.

Retro Trending

Mara Hoffman bustier shirt / Navy skirt, $18 / GUESS ? / Chloé mini shoulder bag / Gold chain bracelet

I know this trend isn't for everybody, but what do you think? Would you rock it?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quote of the Day!

" Too many people postpone their happiness waiting for a future goal to manifest." - Ilya Alexi

I love reading books that provide inspiration or motivation when I need it most. And lately, I've been reading a book called " Mind Over Money: How to program your mind for wealth." It basically is a book about the law of attraction and we can attract wealth into our life just by changing how we think and go about things in our daily lives. This quote really hit home for me personally because as a "goal-getter", I set many goals I'd like to achieve and quite often have placed my happiness on achieving a future goal. I am the first person to be guilty of saying "when I get this, I will....." versus living in the moment and appreciating what I already have and the goals that I have already accomplished. It is wonderful to have goals and a want to attain them, however, it shouldn't be at the expense of enjoying the here and now. That doesn't mean don't set goals or plan for the future, it just means live in the moment. Take the time to enjoy life's simple pleasures, like smelling fresh flowers in bloom or walking barefoot on the beach watching the waves hit the rocks. Kiss your child or your spouse and enjoy being in the presence of family. Everything else, the stress of work, of bills or whatever it may be will be there tomorrow. Live in today! 

Hopefully this quote inspires you as much as it has myself and provokes you to enjoy the present. Happy Monday! 

The book, by the way, can be purchased on It actually is a free book if you have a Kindle. Make sure you check it out!


Top 10 Best Summer Sandals Guide

Hey Loves!

Summer is all about having practical footwear and nothing is more practical than a go-to sandal. It is a Spring/Summer must-have and a closet staple if you're thinking beach, fun and sun, like me. I put together a short list of my favorite pairs of sandals at various price points that will definitely add some chic to any outfit this Summer, whether it be a maxi dress, shorts or a fun & flirty sun-dress. Peep my picks below:

Summer Sandal Guide

1.) Yves Saint Laurent black leather sandals $695
2.) GUESS t strap flat sandals $40
3.) J.Crew strap sandals $118
 4.) Nine West flat leather sandals $69
5.) Tory Burch strappy shoes $200
6.) GUESS gladiator sandals $34
7.) Belle by Sigerson Morrison bohemian sandals $123
8.) Paprika Rhinestone Cutout Ankle wrap flat sandals $25
9.) Timeless shoes, $34
10.) Dorothy Perkins roman sandals $35

My favorite happen to be the black, of course. I tend to stick to neutral sandals for summer because they are the most versatile and I can quickly put them on without having to change my entire outfit to coordinate them with. However, metallics and neon-colored shoes are also great to elevate any look and stay on trend. Don't forget that if you want to shop any of these styles, the links are above.

Which sandal is your favorite? 

Happy shopping and stay chic this summer!
Fashionably yours, 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

DIY: Orange Blossom Body Scrub

DIY: Orange Blossom Body Scrub

What you need

·         Wooden spoon
·         A mason jar or any jar with a top
·         Small mixing bowl


·         ½ cup sea salt
·         1/3  cup raw sugar  (works best for exfoliation)
·         ¼ cup coconut oil
·         30 ~ drops of sweet orange oil

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Coveted: Multicolored Lace-up sandals

Hey Dolls!

I am so in love with these sandals from Zara that I have to have 'em! With the colors and different patterns, it's perfect for Spring. They are going for $129 a pair and are adorable. Don't you think?! 

Zara $129

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Motivation!

Hi Dolls! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I've been meaning to post this quote for a week now because it is parallel to what I've been struggling with recently. I have so many high hopes for my business and blog that sometimes I feel my hard work isn't showing the results I'd hope for. I am very grateful for the things that I have accomplished thus far and I take this platform very serious, but at times it is more than disheartening to not see my vision come to life after months of hard work. I am always told that all things will be what they will be in due time, it's not something I often want to hear, but it is something I need to hear to remember to keep going. If you've been working hard towards a goal, but feel like your not getting the results you wish, trust that what you want to achieve will come to you at the right time. Continue to work hard and remember to Keep the faith!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

BA*STAR Natural Shadow Palette

Hey Loves!

I have always been a true die hard fan of MAC makeup and eye palettes in particular, but recently I had the pleasure to try out a new makeup line called BA Star. I hadn't heard of them before this, but when I received their eye kit, I was excited to give it try. I received their natural shadow palette that contained three mineral eye shadows: Bronze, Cocoa, Nude and two glitter gels: Gold & Crystal.  I decided to create a natural look (below) for medium to darker skin tones using all the colors of the palette for my lids. I used the bronze on my entire lid, cocoa in the crease and nude for the highlight of the brow and inner corners of my eyes. Then I added shimmer, mixing the gold & crystal glitter gel, just to add a brighter and fun look. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this makeup and how smooth the colors came out. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but I love it. And the best part about this is it's very inexpensive, which for a fashionista on a budget, that's always a plus!

Natural Shadow Palette

  • ·        Small convenient case with eye brush
  • ·        Lid opens to control mess
  • ·        High pigmentation
  • ·        Satin Finish
  • ·        Price is budget friendly

  • ·        Messy glitter
  • ·        Glitter doesn't go on evenly

5 color shadow palette: $8.75 (get it here) or try a sample.

Here's the finished look below using the eye palette:

Eye shadow: BA Star Natural Palette
Foundation: MAC Studio Finish NC50
Lipstick: Berry by Mary Kay
Eyeliner: NYC in Black
Mascara: Loreal Double Extend in Black
Lip Gloss: Bon Bon in bubblegum

This review features sample(s) sent for consideration. No compensation was received for this review. Readers are our #1 priority, and we honor our commitment by being honest. All opinions are my own.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring-in some CASH!

Hey dolls!

It's the springtime and one of the things I think of most, besides the beautiful sunny weather, is spring cleaning; particularly closet purging.

I hate cleaning out my closet just as much as anyone because you never want to part with all those items you've grown to love over the past few months or longer or (if your like me) you're just too lazy to do it. Well as any fashionista would know, you can't add all the fun, flirty new trends to your closet with all the old crap taking up space so what do you do about it? Well, you could stop shopping all together, but that's not likely, or you could get rid of few things you've outgrown and turn those items into cash.

If you have items that have been gently worn, but are still in good condition, why not sell them to make a little money for the new items you'll be adding this Spring?

Here's a list of some of best sites/stores to sell unwanted items from your closet:

1.) Threadflip
2.) Poshmark
3.) Dresm
4.) Tradesy
5.) Plato's Closet
6.) EBay
7.) Asos Marketplace

Most of the online selling sites collect a fee for selling items on their sites. It's usually 10 percent or so. Make sure you read the requirements and price your items accordingly.

Good luck and Happy Selling!


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Trending: Patchwork Animal Prints

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Quote of the Day!

This quote hit home for me so I decided to share it with you all. Too many times we things, ideas etc. off because of our circumstances at the moment, but why? Usually it is out of fear of the unknown. I am definitely guilty of this at times, but I want to challenge myself and my fashion dolls to really go hard for your dreams and make them a reality. Ready. Set. Go!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Getting to Know: Diane Andrieux

This past weekend I had the amazing pleasure of attending a fictional stage play called, “Saul’s Juke Joint”, a theatrical dance musical set in the 1930s. I know what you’re thinking…….I am not really a play or a musical type of girl, but this particular play happened to be very fun & entertaining. And if you follow me on Instagram, you know I was having a blast that night; posting all kinds of pictures from the show. Anyway, this period piece took place in Florida and  was about a local “juke joint”, blacks and whites could attend regularly to escape the racism of the time. It included a mini-concert towards the end of about 10 songs and had a predominantly black cast consisting of actors, comedians, dancers and singers all from the Tampa Bay area.

The show had several talented singers, but it was newcomer to the play, Diane Andrieux, (that played Suga Mama, one of lead singers) that had the crowd wondering, 'Who’s that girl?' I had the opportunity to sit down with Ms. Andrieux after the show and learn a little bit more about this talented singer.

How old were you when you started getting involved with music?

I started at about 12 years old. I would sing all around the house, everywhere I went.  Then, at about 16, I started singing in church. I know that sounds cliché for singers to get started in church, but it’s true.

How did you figure out you could sing?

I found out I could sing by my friends and family, telling me “oh girl, you can sang!” Then I was told by my choir director of the youth choir that I had a gift and that’s when they took me under their wing. I was scared to sing for a while, in the beginning, because I didn't want people to think I was showing off, you know?

When did you decide music was your career?

Oh, um, a long time ago! When I was younger, I use to write letters to God asking him to make me singer. I just knew I was born to do it and I always knew it was something I was destined to do.

Will you be doing more musicals like “Saul’s Juke Joint” anytime soon?

Yes! Absolutely! I didn’t realize it was going to be that much fun. The cast welcomed me with open arms and to be able to sing, dance and act was a dream. I’m a chameleon. I want to do it all! So anytime they need me for anything, I’m game!

Where do you hope to see your career in the next five years or so?   

Where do I see myself in the next five years, hmm, hopefully I will be traveling the world on tour, writing for different artist because I am also a songwriter, winning Grammy’s  and just doing me. What I love to do.

This girl definitely has a humble spirit and she’s extremely funny and naturally animated. It’s hard not to love her! And most of all, she has an amazing voice. I look forward to following her career.

To find out more about Diane Andrieux or for booking information,  you can visit her social media, FB: dianeandrieuxmusic, Twitter: @dianeandrieux and/or subscribe to her YouTube page.

Diane in costume as Suga Mama

The cast of singers from "Saul's Juke Joint" 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Trending Now....

Trending Now

The official day of Spring is almost here and for some it has already started, with the kiddies on Spring Break this week. As the weather warms and the snow starts to melt, one of the hottest trends this season amongst some of the hottest trends this season is the Lucite sandal. The fashion divas alike are flocking to this trend because it can be worn with almost anything and with all the money we spend on the perfect pedi, having a cute pair of shoes to show off those well-groomed toes, it’s no wonder women want to rock this barely-there style. 

So what do you think of this trend? Would you rock it? Yay or Nay. 

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Friday, March 8, 2013



Hey Dolls! 

As some of you may know, I have been a little under the weather these last few days with an awful cold. I haven't been this sick in over a year! But as a woman who wears many hats, the show doesn't stop just because I'm sick so I decided to dedicate this post to one of my favorite online shops, I have posted about this site in the past and how I love there shoes, especially the black-strapped booties I purchased from them last year. I wanted to share with you all what I am currently coveting from there site. 

If you are a fan of fashion like myself then you know the "trapeze" shaped bags are all the rage with Prada and Celine being the most coveted. JustFab's "Fifth Avenue" bag is almost an exact replica of the Celine trapeze handbag that has been seen all over lately. When I saw it, I knew I had to have it and at $69 bucks for similar look compared to the hundreds you would need to purchase a Celine bag, it really is a no-brainer purchase. 

Then we have the beautiful "Sao Paulo" yellow, nude and snake-skin strappy heel. One word: Gorgeous! They are the perfect the Spring time shoe and with my trip to Puerto Rico coming up soon, I have to have these! 

Just an FYI, if you have a membership with the above prices are discounted to $39.99  an item. Also, if you choose to purchase any of the above items and it's your first time purchase, the items will be 50% off. How cool is that?! Check out there website for more details. 

If having a membership isn't your style, but you still want to have the look, JC Penneys' is offering a trapezoid bag for $50 that is relatively similar and just as cute. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Quote of the Day!

Happy Monday!

How was everyone's weekend? I had a few events to attend this past weekend so the weekend definitely went by wayyy too fast for my liking. I'm not complaining, i'm blessed and I understand that fact, but a little downtime for rest and relaxation would've been greatly appreciated. However, it is Monday already and the show must go on so with that said, here's a little Monday motivation to get everyone through another work week successfully.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle

I love this quote because it's very true. We are what we continuously do each day. Many people want change in their life, but don't take the steps to make things different. Some of you may have weight goals you haven't achieved yet, but don't workout regularly or at all. You may dislike your job, but won't apply for another job that makes you happy or try to acquire the skills you need to get a higher position out of fear or complacency. I've been there, some days I am there. But don't feel stuck in your situation, whatever it may be, it can be changed by simply choosing to make what you want in your life a habit. Make today the day you start your new habit of excellence. 

Now get up, get dressed and be EXCELLENT today! 

Stay fabulous, loves. 



Monday, February 25, 2013

Quote of the Day!

Good Morning Dolls!

Here is today's quote:

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." -Steve Jobs

Are you doing what you love??

Friday, February 22, 2013

Top 5 Spring 2013 Trends

Hey Dolls!

Fashion week is over and for most, that means it's almost Spring! Ah, Spring, how I love this time of year! Warm weather, sun, and fun fashions you can wear before the terribly hot season of summer. *daydreaming* Okay, okay, I'm back.........Any who, in the fashion world, usually everything old becomes new again and with much of last year's Spring trends still going strong, I wanted to spotlight a few of my favorite's from this year's chicest must-haves of season:

Favorite Links of the Week!