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12 Apr

The Black Women’s Expo: Beauty, Branding, & Blogging

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I wasn't the perfect panelist for The Black Women's Expo.. so I thought. When I was asked to join the panel for such a huge event I gave the side eye. Then to make it even more troubling, the focused topic was blogging & how to make it a successful business( oh lawd). I struggled with whether or not I qualified for this  topic at this time. Blogging and success did not quite calibrate on my scale as equal parts. Calculating how much I’ve invested versus how much I’ve profited seem to be more reason why I should not speak. Blogging is a difficult and time consuming job, even more so when you’re turning a passion into a business. My...
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16 Mar

Sleeveless

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My goal is to always do it the way you've never seen it done. Creativity is my strongest suit and I think I play that hand so well. This look forced me to play my wild card. After trying on this two piece set from Eloquii.mmediatedly fell in love this two piece set from Eloquii. The print in the front and solid in the back- ugh ever so sweet. Not taking the print all the way through prevented print overload syndrome. Of course, I had to fire up this medium sound (Click Here) with my red Zara sock booties and Asos red beret, swanky right? So here we have it, great color combo, awesome fit, but not enough. I checked...
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8 Mar

Atomic Color Blocking

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Atomic Blonde portrays an elite spy who has a killer punch and a dangerous wardrobe, that consist of black and white color blocking and a pair of red Christian Dior pumps, (which she uses to kill her adversary) for the perfect juxtaposition. In my mind she would totally have worn this dress. Since she wasn't able to, I took it off her hands and channeled my Atomic Blonde - okay okay- I'm a ginger blonde. Neva-the less, I felt so posh in this dress. I wanted to be sure I translated posh with much clarity when I styled this look. My first thought, I knew I needed to pull out my ever so lavish BCBG shoes. These shoes simply allowed...
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24 Feb

Curvy Wakanda

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Although this look does not echo through the lands as African and neither does it mapquest me to my long-lost tribe, you can not deny its glory or boldness, like the people of the safari and my long-lost tribe. This ensemble screams black (in every form of its meaning), regal, profound, powerful and rich. It was the perfect fit for my welcoming to Wakanda. So, I decided to pay homage to histories first, all-black Marvel, with a curvy slayish dinner and movie meet & greet. I wanted to hone in on and captivate a rare experience. Undeniably, Black Panther, was a long overdue production- not just for the diaspora, but for the world. February 16th Black Panther made history to...
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15 Nov

Glammed Varsity Mascot

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About this look. It felt really good going back to having feelings of high school days. This was the look you wear on game day at your 10-year class reunion. All sparkly, and classy, and varsity like, okay? Other than that, I wasn’t so happy with this look. I should have warned you, a moment of honesty was coming. Yes, this is my least favorite look. I liked it in real life, I'm  not a fan of how it delivered in pictures. In addition, I have lost some weight and all of my pieces were too big. Other than the blue here, I was feeling pretty darn blue as well. Oh, another rant, I should have done my part in...
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2 Oct

A New Day with Gucci

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I was devastated when I read Merona and Mossimo would no longer be a brand name for Target. I just knew the Victoria Beckham collection was the last collection I’d purchase. After being introduced to Target's new designers, I’m glad to say my devastation was yesterday’s news and cheers to “A New Day”. Target has done a great job up-ing the fashion racks with their new designer brand, A New Day. The collection launched August 27th and I’m far from disappointed. I have to admit the collection is definitely tailored to prim and proper, framed with a high end appeal and enhanced with details like never before. I’m actually feeling the vibes of Tar-zhaay at its best. Target who? Which leads me to...
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23 Sep

Who Runs

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Fall is finally here and I'm beyond ecstatic about all of the amazing styles coming out. Yes, we are fresh into fall, but still getting summer vibes. Today in Chicago, it was 90 degrees, which is insane! The weather is definitely pms-ing. Like I tell anyone, transitional pieces will help balance some of the weather emoing. This utility jacket from ASOS is the perfect transitional piece. The color screams fall and the weight of it says, have me in any season. They should have named it 4 seasons. So, I'm sure you realized I called this cutie a jacket. Yep, that's exactly what it is. Lets just say I was in the mood to jump into my sexy inspector Gadget-...
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3 Jun

Naughty Nauticals

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Wow, it’s been weeks since I've seen you guys! I honestly missed you all. I am completely hyped about coming back after a water retention hiatus. There wasn’t a pair of shoes I owned I could wear. With school and very little sleep, my body was retaining so much water. With that being said, blogging wasn’t an option, unless I became the curvy blogger with super dope outfits and no shoes???? Now that just might be ideal, hmm-something to think about. Since I’m all rested up and looking at normal size legs and feet, I figured my come back had to be bright, fun and breezy! This dress was the perfect call! I mean this look couldn’t compliment Lake Michigan any...
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17 Mar

Bad and Boujee

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Is it me or can I speak for all of us when I say “I am all kinds of over the winter season” spring, where are you dear? On a brighter side, hibernation hasn’t exactly been torture, it most certainly has given me time to stack up on some spring 2017 inspired pieces. All I can say is this spring seems to be a bit bored with the basic waist.  Waistlines are making some boisterous statements this year and I am here for all of it! From the dainty high waist wrap around bows, utilitarian paper bag waist, to the killer sharp fold over waists, will literally have you never looking at a zipper and button again, and lets not...
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17 Aug

The Jumpy

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Didn't I tell you that I'm trying to be more casual and simple, here's another look (refer to Bohemian in the City). What makes this casual? I didn't over accessorize I stuck with these hooped Curve Culture earrings and I let the jumpsuit be the jumpsuit. Aren't your eyes drawn to what I'm wearing? Let's bring more focus to this cute little number. This ASOS jumpsuit was super fun! I have to admit it has a Bozo bagginess to it, but trust there's nothing goofy or circusy about it. Believe it or not it has so much versatility, you can actually wear this with a cute pair of Keds, flats, or heels. Now, you know me because I have the hardest...
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