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Steal His Shirt  Season 

Fall  is for stealing Men’s shirt out of bae’s closet. Every Fall I kinda have the same uniform. I pile on top of a turtle neck (like HERE) or a collard shirt and work my way into an outfit that I love. Same shit, different pieces pretty much. The neck fit can be off depending on how big or small bae is. When the neck is oversized even after buttoning I do a nice pull and tuck and boom the shit is a custom fit honey!I did a skirt so I didn’t totally look like I got dressed with the boys! Karla was straight disrespectful when she designed this skirt. I saw it and thought “come on shape!” I love how she make curve complimenting pieces that are timeless and go to  essentials.  And plus she’s probably like the first blogger most of us looked to when we first started blogging. I know me and my friends did and I’m more than proud to genuinely support her new endeavor. Besides layering I’ve been trying to keep a healthy …

This Ain’t A Christmas Ad

….more like a “Twirl into it post”  Sometimes you have to put on your “feel good pieces”. What’s that you ask? Feel good pieces are any items / essentials  that makes you feel good. The ones that make you feel sexy, powerful and unapologetic. For days when I’m leaning towards pitty parties or procrastination I will put on my red lipstick as a pick me up. Or a fuzzy full length  cardigan that makes me feel bad ass because it flows behind me like a cape. Extra I know, but it gets the job done. What’s that job you ask? To look the part and get shit done with a better attitude.  Here’s a few things I do when I’m dragging in the morning. Pull my hair up  Show your face to the world instead of hiding behind your hair. You are forced to have your chin up. Lipstick  It works every time!  There’s no way you are going to pout with done up lips. Who said date night lips can’t be worn in the …

Tunnel Vision 

“My momma told me boy make a decision right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision”~ Kodak Black The goal is to do it all at the same damn time. Says the princess in the fairytale being fed grapes with her foot up with no kids lol. When I’m killing it in one area another area is neglected at least a little bit. I have been booked with styling gigs and had to pick my head back up to touch up on other things in life. Like the gym, gaining weight(yes because my butt is getting small from working a lot and not eating enough.) “I like nice curves and I cannot lie”😂😂👌🏾🙌🏾😀 When I think of tunnel vision I think about my college days when I was working a full time job and getting good grades and starting a side business. Those days remind me that I got comfortable because I can do wayyy more with a little more planning and focus. We need a reminder sometimes.So anywho I’ve been thinking about tunnel vision …

On time and in style!

The last time I was crazy about a watch or cared for one was in the 4th grade. I remember the details and colors so vividly. It was a Mickey Mouse gold trim face watch with  a brown leather band.  As a child I took notice that my mother always wore a watch and would never leave home without it. From that time  I always looked at a watch like a statement piece. It was an accessory  that I associated with sophistication /businessman. Fast forward to today and I finally found a watch that I actually care for and like. When Jord Watches sent me a link to their site and collection I was like 😱😍(seriously!). In a world of rose gold and blinged out watches, this brand definitely got my attention and kept it. Unique, classic and statement making watches.  As if the designs weren’t good  enough, the packaging was also extra ordinary and icing on the cake. Presentation to me is a summary of the brand and vision. Sold!   In the 20 …

Late Bloomer

Fall and  layering season is finally here *does the running man*   and so is the  reminder that we only have 3 more months till the end of the year. Like just three….. Only. It feels just like the other day I was decked out in all Green saying Happy New year 😫. While I made new year goals like most, it was also important to attack those goals at a pace that worked for me and my life. As a creative in the days of social media, there are examples as to what , where we can be and how to get there.  This can be inspiring, but can quickly be discouraging if viewed differently. Late bloomers isn’t just a childhood thing. It happens as adults and should be something we embrace. Others successes should be an inspiration and reminder  for us versus a pitty party for how far we haven’t gone. Personally, Ive always reached my milestones   differently than most of my peers. Highschool I became a Mom at 17 and  graduated  with …

#BostonCoffeeTalk- May

We got caught up in one of those “Sike it’s Winter”weather on  May 7th. Nothing too bad to not meet up for coffee though. May’s #BostonCoffeeTalk was  on Style( which was served so end of discussion!) and Self care. Most of us work and juggle some other type of responsibility.  Some of us families, side hustles or just the day to day activities.  One thing we all need and should always invest in is Self care.  It was great to meet some new locals and hear how they self care and juggle entrepreneurship! Enlightening convo and great tips.  Thank you all!  Those who couldn’t make it due to being stuck in the parade, you were there in spirit and your attempt is appreciated.  Hope to see you next month.   I did mention that style was served right? Well…..   Was I lying? I want to rock an Afro, steal Bridgette’s  boots and get fitted for a new suit. Yasss Boston come through! Speaking of STYLE- I will be having my first Style Meet Up at …

5 Ways To Wear A Collared Shirt

I call them Men’s cut shirts for Women.  Some call it boyfriend button down shirt. Whatever you call it, get one! These shirts have the right amount of room, where Men’s sometimes are awkwardly big depending on the brand.  If you aren’t a pro at selecting them then start with these that H&M offer. They are comfortable, affordable and a wardrobe essential must have. Belt them, leave a few buttons undone, drop it past your shoulders….too many options! Below are five ways I wore my  H&M shirt within the last month. 9-5 chic/ Boss-babe  I wore this to church last weekend with the shirt pulled out(throw a skinny belt on it too).  9-5 Chic appropriate. Business Casual/meetings Tuck it in Wore this last month to run errands in the city and meet with clients. Vacationing Let it loose I wore this during the day while vacationing in New Orleans last month. Would look great with linen pants for the Summer or island attire. Aldos Boots  , Fanm Djanm bag Date night/ After work drinks Off the shoulder is so …

Diamonds and Pearls

When packing to go anywhere, grab some sort of sequins, textured fabric  and sneakers. Preferably  Converse sneakers. Oh and your fringe H&M earrings that go with everything. I pack like a crazy person, never really having a whole look, but things seem to always work out.  To be honest I think I just like the rush of planning an outfit on the spot.  That or I just will never get used to pre-planning outfits when I don’t know how I’m going to feel.  Yes it’s that serious.  Why would I dress opposite of how I feel if my ensemble can exude my exact mood that day?  Exactly there’s no reason at all. Any who.  I was a mixture of Cher(If you don’t know who she is I can’t help) in the early 70’s and a remix of a  little Haitian girl having her first communion. I looked at the dress and thought “hmmm all this white and all this glitter?! and then the typical Vana response of “Why not?!”.  Once I give myself the “why …

” Mom appropriate?”

  “As a Mother how do you decide what is fashionable yet appropriate?” A creative asked me at #BostonCoffeeTalk this past weekend.  My eyes lit up….like what a great question! I hear so much on “looking like a Mom” and what’s “Mom appropriate” that I was more than happy to share my opinion on this topic. My answer “I don’t wear anything that I can’t comfortably wear around my children or  want my daughter to find if she googles me”   Growing up my Mother didn’t do midriffs(besides a few 80’s pics)or skirts and shorts that were over the knees….all while being fashionable.  I loved all of her outfits, but what stood out above all was how she carried herself.  She was always so classy and confident. This taught me that confidence and feeling sexy was a feeling , a way of being and not a particular fit.  She could have worn a plastic bag and still have been chic because of her attitude and  bone straight  posture. I keep in mind via my dressing, …

Creative Corner

Best medicine for Creatives is to Create. Now…   I’ve been in a really “juicy” creative space (I like to call it ) lately.  Creative juices damn near oozing out of my pores it seems.   Sometimes my brain feels like it’s damn   near explosion due to so many ideas with so little time.  Some days like below I just  get up, grab a few textures that grabs the eye and just shoot. With no shoes…just simply vibin and creating. Freely.   Jeans: G-Star Raw Robe: TjMaxx(Feb) Glasses: Tjmaxx   Share This: