Threads of the Day: Keep It Chic

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." - Coco Chanel

I love high end labels … I mean really what girl doesn’t? But realistically my closet is more than a few pieces short of being lined with names like Philip Lim, Givenchy, and Balenciaga. ::le sigh::

So, let me clue you in on a secret about the above ensemble I put together. If you really have style then you could make a $10 look like a million bucks! It’s all about mixing high and low price points to look chic and on-trend.

And let’s not forget about the magic of thrifting! I love scoring finds from the thrift store because it’s pretty much a guarantee that no one else will have it. As long as you mix a thrift item in with something modern and of-the-moment, you won’t have any worries of looking like your sporting a costume.

Thread List:

High waist trousers: Thrifted
Crop Top: American Apparel
Heels: Zara
Bag: Forever21
Sunnies: Anna Dello Russo for H&M (I don’t wear them often because they are a little heavy and give me a headache lol)
Belt: BCBG
Necklace: My grandmother’s
Lipstick: Ka’oir in “Sex”  

Always remember that you can still have major sex appeal and keep things classy at the same time! Crop tops are really big this season. Try pairing it with a full skirt, high waist jeans/shorts, or chic trousers like I did. I will definitely be pairing my crop top with a short suit set this summer!

As far as your makeup goes, I chose to rock a dark sultry lip and keep the rest of my makeup clean and simple. It’s all about making a statement. Pick one thing and rock it with confidence!


Threads of the Day: Leather on Leather

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Yesterday I attended the BFAB Awards by Tastemaker Magazine, hosted at Ambient Studios Plus in downtown Atlanta. I was nominated for Top ATL Beauty Blogger and other influential Atlanta bloggers were also nominated and recognized for having a positive voice and strong influence in their community. 

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As far as my ensemble, I wanted to go for something chic and stylish. This cold weather will not let me be great, so I pulled out some lightweight leather pieces and a pair of gold wedge sandals to create my look.

Just so you know, you don’t always have to spend a fortune to look stylish. A true fashionista can look great on any budget. It’s all about mixing and matching price points and investing in quality, timeless pieces that will last. I don’t spend as much on trendy pieces because they are “in” this season and “out” the next. 

Thread List:

Full leather skirt: H&M
Leather top: BCBG
Belt: BCBG
Gold wedge sandals: Zara (with OPI “Jade Is The New Black” on my toes)
Box clutch: Forever21 
"Truth" necklace: Melody Ehsani
Screw Point Bracelet: K-La Boutique 
Crystal Nail Ring: Topshop 
Stacked rings: Express
Black jewel ring: Forever21 

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Here is a close up of my Zara wedge sandals purchased about a year ago. These are a great heel height and I love the dainty straps and pointy toe. I have narrow feet, and Zara shoes always seem to fit me just right! Plus they are affordable! 

As you already know, I love to stack on jewelry! I rarely follow the rule of “taking one piece off before you leave the house” lol. I think it’s because my outfits are never really too busy with prints and patterns so that gives me a reason to keep stacking on rings, bracelets, etc. Hey let a girl live!

I totally forgot to get a close up shot of my makeup! But I wore a pair of my favorite lashes by Smoke & Mirrors Beauty. They are called the “Vegas” lashes and give your eyes this big doe eyed effect! Glamour to the fullest :)

Here are some more pictures of other fellow nominated bloggers at the BFAB Awards!

One of the biggest highlights of my day was finally getting a chance to meet Maeling Tapp, aka Natural Chica. I absolutely love her, and not to mention she’s gorgeous and super sweet :)

Of course, my blogger girlies Arkeedah and Lexi were nominated. Looking fab!

Photo opp with blogger Tarika Saada and stylist SirGarde.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Tastemaker Magazine for the nomination.

Threads of the Day: Winter White

Ok I am itching for Spring to get here already! So to push things along a bit, I decided to break out my white jeans in honor of a “winter white” ensemble to wear to a chic hookah lounge with some girlfriends over the weekend. Clearly I don’t pay any mind to the “no white after Labor Day” rule. Who made that up anyway?

I wanted to focus my outfit around mixing prints and patterns in a semi monochromatic way. Black and white was my focal theme with a different spin of adding a pop of electric blue lipstick! So fun!

Thread List

Abercrombie & Fitch jeans
Zara beaded jacket
Top (gifted)
Zara strappy sandals 
Custom blend blue lipstick by Lucienne Francois (contact her for your own custom lipstick at luciennefrncs92@gmail.com). 

What items are you eager to whip out of your closet for Spring?


Threads of the Day: Panels, Crosses, & Gaudy Jewelry

When you don’t have your camera with you … there’s always Instagram :) This was actually a look from this past Saturday while just running errands on a beautiful day in the A. I wanted to wear something comfortable but still cute for an easy transition from day wear to cocktails with my girlfriend.

Who said you can’t be cute on a budget?

What I’m wearing:

Topshop wedge sneakers
H&M army green jacket
Forever21 black cross t-shirt
H&M black panel leggings
Urban Outfitters tortoise shell framed glasses

Aaannndd a closer look at the accessories … my favorite Michael Kors watch, and 2 costume rings I picked up at a boutique here in Atlanta. You can’t see that well from the view in this picture, but it’s an elephant on my index finger … hehe it’s the details that matter!

My inner kitten came out to play later on that night. Here’s a glimpse of what I wore to dance the night away :)

Decided on a blow out and vampy lip for the evening …

(White cut out dress: Topshop , Lace thigh highs: can’t remember , Sam Edelman vixen boots (not pictured). ) 

And I can’t forget to leave home without my Gucci Premiere fragrance. Such a sexy scent!


 What do you have planned for this weekend?