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.

Haute Couture AW16 Chanel Collection

Karl Lagerfield always, I mean always out do himself every season!!

I’m loving the AW16 Collection, what I like about it most is that the runway was staged like a replica that houses Chanel Atelier where he pays tribute to the seamstress who brings theses collection to life.

All the models wore their hair in a bun with cute black bow hair band, which went well with the tweed black and white looks. 

Below i picked a few of my favorites from the collection. 

How to wear floral and prints 

Most women like florals, stripes,and prints but most don’t think they can wear it or not sure how to style them.. 

During the summer months I have decided to do what I call a “Pop Up Summer Styling Session”to educate about body types, what’s hot and how to put looks together. 

Yesterday my styling session was do’s and don’t of how to wear florals and prints.

Below, are a few looks from that session and how you can add  these hot pieces to your wardrobe.

My Style-Weekend Look

My weekend consist of business meetings, errands, church, and Memorial Day festivities.

I knew I needed to wear pieces that could go from day to night.

So I decided to wear my cute stripe peplum shirt, black distress jeans, yellow jacket,(gave a pop of color) and my black wedges. 

The jacket  was more business day look, but for the evening I took off the jacket and added my black sandals for a more comfortable look.

Here are the looks below.

LV Resort 2017 Collection

Louis Vuitton presented their collection today in Rio de Janeiro at the city’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum which was designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

This show brought in slew of celebrities, journalist,bloggers,and their guests. The best was how they transformed this place into a show place where models walked down the red ramp and around its outdoor plaza, where multicolor stools were set up for guests.

I love the bold graphics, red,white, and blue maxi dresses with a panel skirt, and thong sandals. Here are few looks from the collection. 

Dubai 3D Office Building 

Now who thinks of creating a office to look like a 3D computer??

Well Dubai did,  as they celebrated their grand opening this week in the highly anticipated building.

If you didn’t know this the worlds first of its kind to ever be built.

This place is fully furnished, has all the amenities of a traditional structure like; water, electricity, telecommunications, and A/C. It’s also has energy savings features include shades that will protect from the Dubai blazing sun.

What are your thoughts?? Do you think the U.S. will try to build this type of structure??