Style tip of the Week-How to shop for proper shape wear

I know a lot of us girls are not big fans of shape-wear because its hot or too much of a task to put on. However, the shape-wear has become one of the essential pieces to any girls wardrobe. Well lets talk about what and why its needed.
What is shape-wear??
Its a fancy name for a girdle.
What It does?
It providessupport and smoothing where its needed. conceal cellulite, conquers muffin tops, positively enhances curves and improves the fit and line of clothes.
Why wear it?
You want to look stunning in your clothes.
Now, that we have that out the way.. You should at least have these 2 top shape-wear in your wardrobe..
 Full body Shape Wear (with or without the bra, whatever your preference is)- This garment is a multitasker on many levels. it nips the waist, it lifts the buttocks, slim the thighs and shapes the bust. Wearing a full body shaper means you don’t need to worry about shifting body parts, cellulite, or a protruding stomach. The shaper can be worn with dresses and skirts that reach the knee or below and with blouses and pants too. If chafing on the inner thigh is an issue this garment is a great alternative to a full body slip. When buying a full body shaper with the bra according to bra size. The open bust style is generally sold in 1X-3X with translate into 14/16, 18/20, 22/24.

Control Full-Slip- This slip will give you a perfect support and a sleek look in your most fitted or body con dresses and all the seaming and contouring will also give you an extra bit of sexy sass. There is only one reason not to own a control full slip: you don’t wear dresses or skirts. It works well under fitted, wrap and cocktail dresses, dresses with a defined waist, skirt and blouses. Now, when you buy the control full slip, to insure a good fit, have your bust, waist, and hip measurements handy and know your dress size. This will also help if you buying online, When shopping in a store, take the time to try on slips. If the size is correct, the fit will be smooth all around, and the straps will lay softly across your shoulders, not dig in your skin.

If you are a rookie in the shaperwaer department, I suggest you start with the full body shape wear until you are comfortable. I also recommend when looking for the right fit, go down a size. Your shape wear should fit comfortable snugged, if you go too small it will cut into your skin. Stores that you can purchase inexpensive shape wear, Target, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls.
If you decide to try to purchase a shape wear, leave a comment and let me know, about your experience!! Next week will be cover your closet. That right, the “Closet Cleanse”. Until then, have a wonderful stylish day!!!

EthniCITY Brand

This weekend I had the pleasure to see the fabulous Ethnicity Brand 2017 Collection by D.C. fashion designer Desmond Handon. 

I will be straight up, I have never heard of him or his brand until recently however I was very impress with what I saw.

Let me tell you a bit about this Fashion Designer extrodinaire !

EthniCITY is a fashion and production company founded by Desmond Handon in 2010 . The company produces runway and street wear designs as well as jewelry and other custom accessories for men and women. 

EthniCITY brand pushes the boundaries with its custom garments and jewelry providing its clients with the sophistication of New York City’s fashion runways and the flavor of DC’s streets. The company’s name—“EthniCITY”—draws on the diversity of fashion and culture found in the Washington, DC area.

Now that you know who he is and his brand. Here are a few pictures from the collection!!

EthniCITY 2017 Collection 


Me and Fashion Designer Desmond Handon 


To see more visit the website.

http://www.ethnicitybrand.com

My favorite places in California.

1. Beverly Hills– Of course this is the place to shop. All style chics love fashion, right??  Rodeo Drive has all the high end stores and while I was there I visit the popular Sprinkles Cupcakes. The best things I like about it is that right next door they had Sprinkles Ice Cream. I love Ice Cream, I can eat it all year round.. Lol. They have a neat ATM where you can get fresh cupcakes. How wonderful is that!!


2. Santa Monica-Driving down the coast, where there are beautiful beaches and water is so amazing!! The scenery is so refreshing and calm, if you are a journal writer like me,this is definitely a place to go to. The bonus is if you drive a few miles down the road you will be in sunny Malibu! 


3. Hollywood-Well not only do you get to walk down the Blvd  to the famous Hollywood walk of fame, but not to far you can eat at Roscoe Chicken& Waffles. The best chicken and waffles I have ever had in my life!!! While I was there found a cute Mobil accessory truck with some amazing stuff!! Her name is Dronda and she is the owner of Necessities and Accessories with Sprinkles. It’s a store full of bags, necklaces, bracelets and more. You name it she got it and she ships to any where in the United States.. If you are anything like me customer service means a lot she serve each customers with excellence. Oh I did buy a cute handmade denim bag which is pictured below. If you are in the Hollywood area, please check her out. She is also on Instagram @na_sprinkles

4. San Diego– Now let me start by saying San Diego is a two and half hour drive from L.A. but it is so worth the trip. My husband and I took a day to enjoy the sunny city an its beautiful mountains and trees. The weather is actually much cooler the L.A. Make sure you go by Fashion Valley Mall, you know I found shopping, right?? (Well actually my husband did… Lol) great shops there. You can also walk with your honey by the water downtown , where you can see the Port of San Diego with the navy ships and the Unconditional Surrender Salute Statue.


Well as you see I really enjoyed my Cali trip. When you get a chance to go make sure you checkout some of these beautiful places and let me know what you think. Also I would love to know some of your favorite places.

Color a foundation of a Fall/Winter Wardrobe 

If you notice more designers are adding lots of color to their collections like  baby blue, purple, pink, pop of red, and green.

Now don’t get me wrong I love black, what woman don’t?!?!  That’s is definitely the safe, go to color, and we like that it makes us look thinner, right?? 

Well I challenge you to try this Fall/Winter to add some bold colors to your wardrobe.    

Below, I have showcase some of my favorite color trends for the fall/winter.

   
    
 
  

Intentional Style

  
I just came back from an awesome NYC day trip with a group of my good friends!! 

I love NYC, the food, fashion, and culture!! I feel like singing New York by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys(but I won’t)… Lol

Well as I people watch and just take in all that NYC has to offer in the short period of time. I realize the way they dress, shop, and eat is intentional. This is the city where big dreams are made of, right?? 

So what is your intentional style? 

You say what do you mean?? Well, Intentional is done on purpose or deliberate.

Let me give you a few things that I do on purpose to add to my style.

1. I wear a pop of color on my lips.

2. I wear my Alex and Ani bracelets with everything. (Dress up or down)

3. I wear exclusive statement pieces to motivate conversation. (Especially if you are at a networking event)

4. My hair is done(even if you are in between going to the hair salon, add a pretty head band or wrap).

I would like to hear from you. Let me know what’s  your intentional style, until next time. 

  

 

Quick fixes for a bad hair day.

Well most women have bad hair days, but some how it comes when you have to go a big event, maybe it’s your first day on the job,maybe your first date, or maybe at your big birthday party… Ugh right?? 

Well, no fear here are a few quick fixes that you can do during those bad hair days.

1. Headbands are a great accessory to any hair style.

2. Bandana is also cute to dress your hair during those in between stylist appointment.

3. Hair wraps are awesome too!! Just get a cute pattern or a solid color scarf and get to wrapping. 

  

How attending the right event can inspire you and your business

   
 
The last few days have been mind blowing!!! I went to the Virtuous Women Conference and the theme was “I AM”.

As I was thinking about what to blog, I thought it will be great to share with you the few things I learned this past week to incorporate in making myself and my blogging business better.

1. You are what you think. If you think good or bad about yourself or business, that what it is. 

2. Watch and listen to positive things that feed your mind and soul.

3. They’re shouldn’t be any grey areas in your life or business; be consistent in all areas of life. No, jumping on or off, keep moving!! 

4. If your friends are not multiplying or adding to your life, get rid of them. (In a nice way, smile))

5. Invest in things that will multiple your business.

6. A great leader, is a great server.

7. Last, know that God created you to be you. Rock and embrace who you are!!! 

I hope what I learned over these few days have inspire you.


  

My Transformation Weekend

This weekend I did a transformation with my hair and wardrobe!!  As a fashion blogger, i know i have to look the part especially if i am  going to be a expert in my field, but I had some challenges that I had to get over.

I’m going to be transparent, my midsection is one of those body parts that I like to hide. So I would shy away from things that I thought wouldn’t work for me, like body con dresses, real form fitting,etc. However, my friend and stylist Coach Kellie Thompson took me out of my comfort zone and gave me a total transformation!!!

Now, I’m ready to take my business to another level! Time to network and get this party started!!

So ladies lets get out of our comfort zone and step out the box!! I will guarantee you, it will transform your life!!

Here a few looks that I would have never thought I would try, but I love it!!  The last picture is actually what I wore today at church.

  
  

Pink is Power

  
October is breast cancer awareness month. One thing I like about it is, it honor those who have survived and those who have lost the fight. 

I love to see all the women where pink to honor breast cancer,  pink is my favorite color but it also represents caring, compassionate, and love. 

I believe it also represents POWER!! The word power means; to posses control, authority, and influence..

Do you know you have the power to be the person that God has called you to be?? Do you know you you can influence a nation, if you just know you have the POWER?? 

Well I’m here to tell you, you got this!! You have the POWER GIRL!!  No matter what it looks like, you WIN!! Go let your light shine!! You are beautiful, smart, witty, and POWERFUL!!!