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.

Denim Up 

Did you know that denim has become the #1 season essential??

It is a stay in many closets no matter the time of the year, which makes it hot for this season.

See the many ways that you can incorporate denim pieces in your wardrobe.

  

  
  

Target Preps For Marimekko 

I know some of you are thinking who is Marimekko?!?! Maybe some already know who they are, but just in case I will give a little history.

Marimekko is a Helsinki, Finland company that was form in 1951 by two women name Riita Immonen & Armi Ratia. 

They didn’t make it in the fashion world until the 1960’s when Maija Isola & Vuokko Nurenesniemi came on board.  They are known for their bright bold colored print fabric and simple style, for both women clothes and home furnishings, because of this they are a household name all around the world. 

They are teaming up with Target to bring an affordable line of women and kids clothes along with home furnishings. This is one of Targets biggest retail collaboration to date.

Below is a sneak peak into the line. In stores and online April 17.

  
 

Burberry The Exclusive Designer For Adele’s 2016 World Tour

  

If you haven’t heard yet, Burberry will be the exclusive designer for Adele on her 2016 world tour.

They have dressed Adele for the Oscars and several of her performances.

Burberry had made the announcement on their Instagram, along with the custom made gown for her tour, shown below.

  
Adele is on tour from now until November.

http://Burberry.com

My Favorite Looks From NYFW 2016

This was one of the hardest post to date. As I was watching New York Fashion Week, I saw a lot of fabulous looks that hit the runway for Fall/Winter 2016. 

I knew that I would do “my fav looks” from these collection but I had over 20 looks I loved and I know I couldn’t put all of them on this post or it would be way too much…. Lol

So I did my best to pick what I thought would be hot this Fall.. Enjoy!

Michael Kors F/W 2016 Collection 

Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2016 Collection  
Pamella Roland F/W 2016 Collection 

 Ralph Lauren F/W 2016 Collection 
Julien MacDonald F/W 2016 Collection  
 Alice &Olivia F/W 2016 Collection   

  

Happy Love Day!!

Hey loves!! Today is one of the most busiest days in America!! Flowers and candy are being delivered, romantic dinners are being plan. 

Yesterday my husband and I went to breakfast, shopped a little.

It doesn’t take much for me. Now don’t get me wrong I like nice things but, just being with him is all that matters.

So this post today is dedicated to my wonderful husband!! Happy Valentine’s Day and I love you babe! 

  
  
Shirt deeds:

“I love my husband Tee” http://www.shopsuccessfullooks.com

Valentines Day Gift Ideas under $30

This time next week its “The Love Day”.

All women like a nice gift from their significant other, right? 

For most people it maybe a little stressful but I’m here to help you with that.

 I have selected a few cute gifts under $30.

1. Sephora Pantone lipstick Limited Edition.-$18

 www.sephora.com

2.  Avery Square Digital Watch-$15

 

http://www.charmingcharlie.com

3.  Pom Pom Keychain $12

http://www.glamherous.com

4.  Strawberry Street Moscow Mule Copper Mug-$24

http://www.shopnordstrom.com
   

3 Things You Should Do When Your Cleaning Out Your Closet

  
When was the last time you were able to close your closet door?? 

I’m waiting.. Weeks, months, maybe years…

Well no worries, i know it can be a stressful task, especially when you look into your wardrobe, you see all the memories that give life to your clothes; your aware of the money you spent and the moment you consider extracting a piece, you say to yourself what if mini skirts come back, what if I take that trip to Florida, etc..

Well I believe these 3 things will help the what if’s.

1. Donate– Go through your closet, if you have not worn it in 6 months to a year, give it to charity.

2. Store for a season– You should be closet cleanse every season. Spring will be approaching very soon. This will be a great time to start storing your seasonal pieces.

3. Keep– These are clothes you will keep, but remember make sure you have your essentials like, white shirt, nice dark denim jean, little black dress, black jacket, skirt, and pants. Also have piece you can dress with more than one thing.

4. Bonus– You can always hire a personal stylist( like me)to help you with your closet makeover.

I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell me what your tips for closet cleansing.