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*

May 14, 2014

White HAUTE!!

Hey Dolls!!

Today's post will be a quick one, only because I don't have many pictures, LOL!!  This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending an  ALL WHITE affair to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Allusions by A. Lekay Swimwear Line.  The event was a fabulous one to say the least.  She went all out with a live band, corporate sponsors, celebrity hostess, food, desserts and a synchronized swim team!  I really enjoyed myself.  Listen, I don't know about you guys, but I'm a big fan of theme parties because I like to see how everyone puts their own creative spin on whatever the theme of the party is. 
 
I'm so happy my Blog Buddy Natasha of Fashionably Fabulous was there.  She did a really great post for this event, you can read all about it (here).
What I'm Wearing: Vintage 70s White Jumpsuit Glam Monochrome Textured Damask Stripes Knit Sleeveless Top Wide Leg Trousers Self Tie Belt/BCBGeneration Pumps/Turban from Beauty Supply Store/Acrylic Bangles from Marshall's/Aldo Sunnies/Forever 21 Clutch and Ring/Burlington Coat Factory Earrings 
I must say I scored big time with this fabulous jumpsuit I purchased on etsy. I was randomly browsing last week and there it was. I saw it and HAD TO HAVE IT!  The seller ThriftHound2000 has quite a collection to choose from so be sure to check her etsy shop out when you get a chance. Super fast delivery and she even gave me an extra gift with my purchase, you can't beat that!!  These fabulous bracelets were a steal as well.  You wouldn't believe that I found them at Marshall's marked down for $0.70 cents each!  The only thing that could have made this a better deal would have been if I could have found more of them.

May 7, 2014

Celebrity!

Hey Dolls!!

If you're anything like me, you borrow from celebrities all the time.  What I mean by borrow is borrow "Style Inspiration".  Let's face it now a days celebrities have a lot to do with the Fashion Industry from setting trends to becoming designers themselves its easy to be fashionably influenced by them.
As I always say, the main thing about inspiration is to still make it your own.  You can be an exact replica but you don't have to be. 
What I'm Wearing:  Olsenboye Jacket/H&M Shirt/Forever 21 Jeans/Target Clutch/Charming Charlie Necklace/Missoni Shoes/Beauty Supply Earrings/Forever 21 Ring/The Look Boutique Sunnies
I bet you guts are wondering what celebrity inspired this look.....well here's the BIG reveal, LOL!!!  I just love this lady's fabulous style.  No matter the occasion, she is always dress FLY to me.  Today's look is inspired by the lovely Olivia Palermo
Sorry for the quality but I snapped this picture when I was in the beauty shop under the dryer on my camera phone.  I just thought the look was too cute and I couldn't resist re-creating it.  So Dolls, how do you think I did with my Swagger Jack of Miss Palermo's casual style?