July 28, 2014

Puerto Rico Nights...

Hey Dolls!!

I know its been a while since I last blogged, but I'm back!!  So two weeks ago, I went to Puerto Rico to celebrate MY BIRTHDAY and Dolls, I have to say I had a fabulous time.  It will go down in history as one of my favorite vacations of all time.  I wanted to share some of my Puerto Rico outfits with you all here.  I'll start with my "night/evening" looks.
I wore this look our first night in Puerto Rico.  We went out to an area that was primarily reserved for outdoor bar hopping. Had I known that beforehand, I would have opted for a much more casual night look, but oh well. I was still cute, LOL!!!
What I'm Wearing:  Monteau Los Angeles fringe top/Bisou Bisou Pants/Guess Fringe sandals/Flea Market Earrings/Aldo Clutch

Our second night in Puerto Rico was so much fun!  We went out clubbing and to a drag show. That was definitely a site to see!  I enjoyed myself!  Here's what I wore.
What I'm Wearing:  Forever 21 Body Suit and Sandals/Jessica Simpson Skirt/AMI Accessories Bracelet/Versona Accessories earrings/Aldo Clutch

The last "night/evening" look I have from my trip to Puerto Rico is what  I wore on my actual Birthday.  I've had these pants for over a year and I thought this was the perfect occasion to break them out.  This look is pretty much head to toe BCBG pieces that I have collected over time.
What I'm Wearing:  BCBG Top, Pants, and Shoes/PnkElephant Necklace/Aldo Studs/Forever 21 Headpiece/Acrylic Bracelets via Marshall's/Aldo Clutch/ABC Trading Co. Ring

Dolls, I hope you enjoy my Puerto Rico "night/evening" looks.  I will say that I enjoyed my trip. If you ever get the chance to visit Puerto Rico, please do.  If you've already been, then you know why I loved it so much.  Next up will be a post featuring my day looks. 

June 6, 2014

What's In Your Purse?

Hey Dolls!!

Lucky me, I was selected to be a participant in the "What's in your purse?" campaign!!  I think this is a cool idea to gauge a lot of things about women and what things they feel are important to have with them at all times.  So when the lovely people at Credit Card Insider reached out to me, I was honored and gladly accepted.  I'm gonna count this as a Finance Friday post just because of who I'm doing this for, LOL!!
As far as purses go, I don't know about you Dolls, but I'm a bit of a frequent purse switcher even on vacations.  I switch out my everyday bags as well as evening and special ocassion bags.  One rule with that is I always take out the essentials and switch them from purse to purse.  It can get tricky with the special occasion and evening bags because they usually aren't big enough or built for everyday use so everything doesn't always fit.  The good thing about that is, usually those purses are only put to use for a few hours at a time. 

The purse I have been carrying for the past few days has been this fabulous Juicy Couture purse I scored at one of the Orlando Outlet Malls during their going out of business sale  Alright, enough about my purse and all its fabulousness. Let's get to the "What's In Your Purse? Campaign!
The rules were very simple:  talk about 5-10 items you keep with you in your purse at all times and why.  With that being said...here we go!
1.   My Wallet - Of course this is an essential item to my purse because this holds the majority of the most important things that are must haves on a daily basis for me.  Of course like everybody else my wallet contains my Driver's License and Debit Card but I also include my college ID (I have NEVER stopped carrying it), Health Insurance Cards, Car Insurance Cards, 2 Personal Credit Cards, 1 Company Credit Card and a few rewards cards from retailers I frequent.  Ironically I have two dollar bills in my wallet which is rare for me because I literally NEVER CARRY CASH. 

2.  My MakeUp Bag - This is a must have item that I switch between purses whenever I change them.  I'm not a HUGE makeup girl but I do wear it on a consistent enough basis for it to ALWAYS be available in my purse.

3.  My Sunglasses (and Sunglasses Case)  - I live in the "Sunshine State" and if you don't know about Florida sun, let me tell you SUNGLASSES are a MUST.  This is the most current pair that I'm wearing.

4.  Trident Layers - This is my FAVORITE GUM in the whole world. I have literally had every flavor.  This pack is a Limited Edition flavor that was sold around Easter and I just took it out of my Trident Layers stash. Its delicious!

5.   Dental Floss - This is DEFINITELY a MUST in my purse!  I am fanatical about my teeth and I floss after every meal, if I don't I feel uncomfortable.  

6.   Blistex - The Blistex Brand is my "go to" for lip moisturizer. I have been using this particular formula for about 5 years now.  

7.  My Work Badge - This one is by default, LOL!!  I have to have my work badge with me all times to gain access and entry to my office complex.  

8.  My Cell Phone - I mean this is an obvious one isn't it?  I'm attached to my phone just like the majority of people these days.  I can't leave home without it

9.  My Cell Phone Charger - I take this with me EVERYWHERE!  I will plug my phone in to charge it anywhere there is an accessible outlet.If my phone is dead, I'm charging it.  

10.  Advil (Ibeuprofen) - Just in case!  You never know when you'll have a headache. I like to always have these available.  

Well, Dolls those are my essential go-to items in my purse.  I find them very simple but others may find them interesting or the reasons why I keep them in my purse interesting.  I can't wait to see what people have to say, LOL!!  I have to say thanks again to Erin from Credit Card Insider for selecting me as a participant.  "What's In Your Purse?"

May 16, 2014

Kendrick Lamar - F.R.E.S.H.

Hey Dolls!!

Finally another Men’s Style File post!  This guy has so many reasons for him to be on your radar.  He is not only a Fly Guy but he happens to be one of my favorite musical artists and young businessmen and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a cutie as well.  LOL!!  I won’t go on and on about his looks (although I could, Ha!) but today we’re here to discuss his style.  Take a peek into the style of the Good Kid from the M.A.A.D. City...
I for one am very impressed by it.  Why, you ask?  Well because with Kendrick being a rapper, a young rapper at that, he took huge steps out of that stereotypical box with his attire.  He could have easily hopped on the trendy bandwagon that tends to be the norm for his peers but he chose a different approach.  Plus, he truly has style.  I get sick of people claiming to be “different” and it just comes off as sloppy or trying too hard.  
                         

 
He’s not a huge man in stature by any means but when he steps into a room or on the scene you notice him.  I also like that his style has layers of versatility.  Similar to the adjust that he makes in his musicality, he can slide in looks that range from casual, boho, tailored, and formal all while being himself and wearing the clothes.
One of the things I love is when a man can pull off accessories, like all kinds of accessories:  necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, scarves, hats, ties, the whole nine.  You have to be careful with it because it can come off and gaudy, tacky, and dare I say it feminine.  Now I mean, unless that’s what you’re going for it’s NOT a good look.  Kendrick however pulls it off quite nicely.  He also does it with some unique pieces that you won’t find just everywhere on everybody.   You won’t see this one wearing “Big Ass Chains” and big Diamond studs (thank Goodness), and hopefully he’ll keep it that way.

  
 As you can see, I just love Kendrick Lamar's his style!  I’m always interested to see what he’ll wear next.  This video below is one of my favorites because you can see Kendrick and his stylist as he explains one of his styling routines.  I like the fact that even though he has a stylist, (like the majority of celebrities do) it is evident that he is fully engaged in the style selections that are chosen for him and has some type of attachment or connection with each individual piece.
So Dolls, tell me what do you think of Kendrick’s style?  Which look is your favorite?


*Images via GQ.com, Tumblr, and Google Images*