October 19, 2011

Off to Hawaii

Aloha Dolls!!

I wanted to make a quick post before I go to Hawaii.  I will be taking a blogging vacation so that I can take FULL advantage of all that Hawaii has to offer.  I'm sure I will be tweeting all about my trip and the fun I'm having.  So be sure to Follow Me on Twitter.  
Me and my girls will be celebrating 5 out of the 8 of us going hitting our Milestone 30th Birthdays as a group and we are so excited for everyone to link up!  Meet my traveling crew below (in the order we turned 30) and the rest of the gang:

My Good Friend Jennifer, who I've known since Freshman Year of college at FAMU!!!  We have been hanging since 1999.  All good times from then all the way up until now.  My girl Jennifer is a very accomplished Branding and Marketing Manager.  I used to tease her for being corny, but those "corny" ideas have been used to advertise some of your favorite household brands. 

My girl Rosie.  Rosie was ALWAYS a very familiar face and fixture on FAMU's campus as well.  Actually, her Dad was one of my professors and her brother and I were actually cool during our years in college.  Rosie and I connected after college and I love vacationing with her!  She is  so fun to be around.  Even with her "I am the Princess" attitude.  LOL!!!

Niesha is my Best Friend For Life!!!  You guys remember my beautiful Goddaughter "Boop" from this post, well this is her Fabulous Mommy.  Me and Niesha go waaaaayyyyyyyy back.  We have both been witness to each other's coming of age.  My BFF is an awesome Mom and DIRECTOR of the T.O.O.L.S. after school program and FOUNDER of Someone Cares nonprofit while finishing up her Degree in Elementary Education.

Tre' as you guys know if you follow my blog regularly is one of my Fly Girls of The Moment.  Tre is a great friend of mine who I met a few years ago and we have been hanging hard ever since.  Tre is that friend I can call with or about practically anything and she can talk about it with me or relate - no matter how crazy it may be.  Gotta LOVE friends like Tre.  

Jajuana or "J" to you guys on the blogosphere is my sister and I love and admire her so much!!!  My sister and I have so many things in common and if I named them all we'd be here all day.  My sister is a Training and Development Expert and has spread her wealth of knowledge throughout several industries implementing training curriculum and strategies from everyone to CEO's to Entry Level employees.  She does it all while staying FLY.  I guess it runs in the family.  Make sure you check her blog out too!!!

Qiana is my sister's BFF. I Love Qiana, she always make me crack up laughing.  I can spend hours on the phone with her and my sister talking about everything under the sun.  Qiana is a Human Resources Guru who balances her time in Corporate America with being a loving Wife and Mother.

Rounding out the crew is Breana.  My BFF's little sister and Boops Auntie.  Isn't Breana so cute and stylish?  Breana is already a very accomplished young lady.  She earned her degree from Tennessee State University and is currently working as a Dental Hygienist.  I'm looking forward to vacationing with Breana.

I am so glad I have a Fab group of Ladies to kick it in Hawaii with.  Oh yeah, we plan to GET IT IN!!!!!!!!!  Hawaii - Here we come.  Get ready for us!!!  

Thanks again to all the new followers and commenters who take the time to come and read What's More Important Than Fashion.  I'm truly honored that you guys enjoy my blog.  I'm looking forward to sharing more of me, my style and including you guys along the way.  Stay Tuned... 

Aloha Dolls!  Holla when I get back!!!

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October 17, 2011

Celebrity Inspiration - My Way

Hey Dolls!!

Who can resist Celebrity Style?  Not many of us, I know.  I’m guilty of drooling over the style of some of my favorite celebrities.  So, how could I resist re-creating a cute style they’ve rocked? 

I think it’s so fun to do this because although we may not have all the luxuries that celebrities have at the disposal like a stylist, their shopping budgets, and a glam squad – we can still be just as stylish and in my opinion even more creative with our wardrobe.  If you don’t believe me, take a look at all the blogger submissions to Kristina’s Bloggers Do It Better Series over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly
 This inspiration came from Drew Barrymore.  I saw Drew rocking this outfit via Frugal Fashionistas blog.  If you need celebrity style inspiration, this blog is perfect at showing you how to rock celebrity style for less.  This is Drew rocking her style all the way back in 2008 and my 2011 interpretation.
 The truth is Fashion Inspiration can come from any and everywhere.  I don’t know about you but I can be inspired by anything to create an outfit, from celebrities to color schemes on a company logo!  SERIOUSLY- like I said, anywhere.  
I don’t know if any of you guys doodle, but I do it all the time.  But lately, instead of doodling – I have been finding myself writing down outfit ideas whenever they pop in my head.  Am I the only one who does that? Please tell me I’m not alone.  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt:  Zara
Tank and Skirt:  Target
Boots:  Dillard’s
Sunnies:  Steve Madden via Marshall’s
Necklace & Earrings:  Forever 21
Bracelet:  Old Time Pottery

I will say that when you use someone’s style for inspiration, I think it’s important to make it your own.  Add YOU into the look.  Try not to be a carbon copy.  Think of inspiration like the drawing board for your interpretation.
So what do you guys think?  Did I do Drew’s look justice?  

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October 13, 2011

Black Roses

Hey Dolls!!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.  I am so ready for this week to be over and ready for my trip to Hawaii!!!!  I can't wait!!  This will be a MUCH needed vacation with my girls.  

Have any of you ever been to Hawaii?  If so share your experiences PLEASE.  I'm really having the hardest tie deciding what to pack.  My goal is to be Cute and Comfy.  

Now, about the outfit.  I'm actually wearing one of the items I purchased while Thrifting last month - this black see through shirt.  It topped this look off right. 

This was also the first time I attempted the belt tying trick that I have seen so many Fashionistas  rocking.  My attempt kind of turned out upside down, LOL!!  The buckle wouldn't allow me to have it any other way. 

But it still looks cute, to me anyway.  I am so thankful that Style of Sam posted this belt tying tutorial on her blog.  Thanks so much Sam!!!!

What I'm Wearing:
Shirt:  Thrifted
Floral Print Dress (worn as a shirt):  Forever 21
Skirt:  Zara
Shoes:  Paris Hilton
Purse:  Express (OLD)
Earrings:  Target
Necklace:  Forever 21
Bracelets:  Jo Ann's Fabrics
Ring:  Betsey Johnson

Before I go, I would like to say I am so happy and thankful for all the love and support from all of my new followers and Twitter Fam.  Despite my thoughts, Twitter is such a great place to connect with so many people.  I am loving it already!  I have actually come across some great blogs on there.  Who Knew? LOL!  Go Twitter!!!

I LOVE the PINK Bottoms on Paris Hilton's shoes.  I guess these shoes could count towards my "wearing pink" Breast Cancer Awareness month too!! 

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October 11, 2011

Pink, Pleats and Twitter

Hey Dolls!!

So guess who FINALLY joined Twitter?  Yup, me!!!!  I know its no biggie to most of you cause I’m TOTALLY on the late show.  But, I’m trying to get the hang of using it.  It will take me a little while to become savvy, but so far so good.  Now, I can finally enter some of the Fabulous Giveaways I have been missing out on because I didn’t have a Twitter account.  Be sure to look out for me on there and follow.  You can find me here:  @WMITFashion

Now about this lil' outfit. I'm wearing my $6 pleated skirt I found at the Dillard's Clearance Sale I went to last weekend. Its so cute and girly.  I paired it with this top I bought from H&M last year that I love.  This top is so versatile.  I have worn it so many ways already.  

What I'm Wearing:
Earrings: Forever 21
Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Dillard's
Ring:  Flea Market
Shoes: Kensie Girl via Ross

I kept everything else simple just a pair of earrings and a ring because both the shirt and skirt have such detail that they don't need strong accents. 

I was reminded by so many people and my sister's blog FYRE that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  She is supporting by including a fact about Cancer in every blog post she makes this month.  I think I will wear something PINK at least once a week to show my support.  I pray that one day there is a cure for all Cancers!

As you know by now my blog asks the question, What's More Important Than Fashion?  One thing I know for sure is MORE IMPORTANT is the Fight for The Cure for Cancer.  

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October 9, 2011

I'm a KREATIV Blogger!!!!

Hey Dolls!!

Looks like it is Award Season on the blogsphere and I am a PROUD recipient.  

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Trice of High Heels and Good Meals and Dazzled and Fabulous for awarding me the Kreativ Blogger Award!  

I’m so thankful that readers like Trice and Dazzled and Fabulous love my blog enough to read regularly and pass me awards.  Be sure to check both of these ladies blogs out.  I would have given them this award had they not beat me to the punch!!

Trice has a very unique approach to combining her love for Fashion and Food.  Her style is HOT and her food reviews are the best!  She keeps me hungry, LOL!!!! 

Dazzled and Fabulous has an amazing Fashion sense, a powerful story, and wonderful online jewelry site. 

Ok, so for the rules of the award:
1.               Link back to the person who passed you the award
2.               Complete the form below
3.               Award 10 Blogs & drop them a line about it
4.               Share 7 random things about yourself

The Form
Name your favorite song:  Ok, so there is absolutely no way to answer this question!  Are you kidding me?  Ok, Ok I will just have to give my “FAVORITE” song of the moment:  Chris Brown - She Ain’t You.  I blast this song EVERY Time I hear it.  I’m loving it right now. 

Name your favorite dessert:  My Mama’s cupcakes!  They are so delicious!!!  When I can’t get her cupcakes, DOUBLE Stuffed Oreos – They have to be DOUBLE Stuffed the regular ones won’t do.

What pisses you off: People that don’t try to better themselves and get mad or ridicule those that do.  Improvement and Growth are a MUST in life!!!

When you're upset, you: Go Shopping!!!!  If the stores are closed, I have a nice glass of Merlot to calm down. 

Your favorite pet: I’m not really a pet person.  But I do think this is the cutest dog I have ever seen. 

Black or white: BLACK

Black Heart Image

Your biggest fear:  This is a loaded question, I have more than one.  Not being able to retire tax free, when I do get married – my husband dying first, and the last one is my house catching on fire.

Best feature: My SMILE

Everyday attitude: Respect People, Make Money, Have Fun!

What is perfection: Jesus Christ

Guilty pleasure: Hmm…I have so many let’s see:  Reality TV, Candy and Watching Infomercials – especially the ones with some new food gadget.

7 Random Facts About Myself

1.   I am a DIE HARD Los Angeles Lakers Fan!  ALWAYS have been, ALWAYS will be. 
2.   I am going to Hawaii for the FIRST time in 10 days!!!!!  So EXCITED
3.    I love pictures, I cherish them.  I NEVER throw any pictures away. 
4.    I have celebrity friends in my head like Wendy Williams, LOL!!!  
5.    Me and my friends used to SERIOUSLY think that we were TLC when we were younger.  I was Left Eye
6.    I secretly wish I could have Rihanna’s and the Kardashian’s shopping budget. 
7.    I really want to learn how to apply my make-up like a professional Make-Up Artist.

Passing The Torch To:

Fashion, Your Real Excitement – This is my sister’s blog.  She is a newbie to blogging just like me but she has plans on doing BIG things.  Check her site out, its FYRE!

Royal Events and Services – This is my friend Victoria’s blog.  She is a Wedding Wiz!  She specializes in Brides on a Budget.
Style Chic 360 – I absolutely LOVE Inez and her blog.  She is such a great blogger and doesn’t mind sharing the love with things like her Certified Chic Clique and Chic Beauty of the Week.

Re-Tell Therapy – Lea is so fab and fly and she does it all in a financially conscious way; no retail prices for this Fly Girl!

Beauty Fash – You have to check out Lexy! This is one of my FAVORITE blogs.  She is so fly and so creative.  I’m loving her Fall Trends Spotlight

Style & Poise – I love her blog and her style.  She is so cute and stylish.  I really love her YouTube videos where you can see her bubbly personality

Shop Now, Save Later – This girl is so Fly to me.  I live for her style.  Its fearless and bold.   You will LOVE Ty’s style too.  Check her out. 

From “REZ” To The “City” – Kiah’s style is fierce.  She is always coming with something good.  She is great at mixing vintage pieces and current items in her wonderful wardrobe.
J’Adore-Fashion – Stella is gorgeous with a gorgeous style.  She is great at wearing bright colors and bold patterns and adding that boho look into her chic style.

Just Patience – This is a “New to Me” blog.  But I am loving Patience, her style, and her blog.  She is so well put together.  Her style is classic with unexpected pops!

Be sure to check out and support these Kreativ Blogs.  You won't be disappointed!

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