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.

Smoke & Mirrors Lashes & Stephen Moleski

I went to a fab event last Friday at J.Mont Studios here in Atlanta, where I got to meet the man behind the lashes … Stephen Moleski of Smoke & Mirrors Beauty. I blogged about his lashes a while ago HERE when I first got word about them, but now I could put the face with the brand!

I got a chance to interview him and we talked about how he got started with his line, the biggest lash mistake women make (which is trying to apply them in a hurry in case you were wondering), and those glorious signature lashes he does for Kim Kardashian that every girl wants to wear (the Vegas lash ::wink:: )

Enjoy a few snapshots below :)

You can follow Stephen & S&M lashes at: @StephenMoleski  & @smblashes

Me wearing the VEGAS lashes!