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Step into my world. Fashion life is crazy. I am currently juggling school, interning, wife life, and mom life. The effort it takes to keep up always has me scaling back on the blog post. I am looking for ways to schedule a day completely dedicated to blogging. Does anyone have a good scheduling system that they would like to share?

The fashion this week is the perfect mix between black and color. The skirt is from one of my favorite designers, Rachel Roy. I have posted many outfit looks from her various collections. She is my go to brand at Macy’s because I know I can find almost any type of outfit look in her collection. Do any of you wear Rachel Roy? If not what designers are you rocking this spring or summer?

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Rock My Look:

Top:Old (try here)

Skirt: Rachel Roy


Jewelry:JC Pennys (old)

OOTD: Denim With The Fur

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People have been asking for more of my daily outfits, so, I will be posting outfits of the day (ootd) every Tuesday. Enjoy and leave comments or emails if there is anything else you would be interested in reading on the blog.

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Wardrobe Stylist, LA Fashion blogger, Stylist LA

Wardrobe Stylist, LA Fashion blogger, Stylist LA


Rock My Look:

Top: Pink (old)

    Vest: Forever 21 (sold) try here

Shorts: Goodwill (DIY)


Glasses:Try here

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Twenty-Eight Years Of Life

NORDSTROM - Up to 50% OFF Women's Coat SaleToday I am twenty-eight,and I am happy. I always feel excited to get older. This may be cliche’, but every year I feel a little wiser. I become more aware and knowledgeable on the world. I become more comfortable with myself and my life. I continue to strive for a better version of me. Each year I strive to live life to the fullest, and this year will be no exception.

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Not much else to say about that, but birthdays should be celebrated in style. Hope you enjoys todays outfit. Live, Light, and Love!

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Rock This Look:

Top: H&M 



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Fashion Friday: Worldly Views

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Bottoms: Zara

Shoes: Converse

Earrings: H&M (sales racks)

When I saw this world map sweater by wild fox, I just knew it would be a clothing gem. Traveling the world has always been a goal of mine. I remember making plans with my best friends as a kid to take a road trip across the USA. I use to imagine walking down the big city streets and basking in the sun at beautiful beaches. That’s what I summed traveling up to as a kid. I knew there was a big world out there, and I wanted to be like Waldo and get lost in it.

I have been to quite a few places in the United States. I plan on going to many more, but my new goal is set on exploring across the sea. As an adult I have learned that traveling is far more than a vacation. Traveling is one of the best teachers. You learn so much by taking a step outside your local area, and nothing excites me more than heading toward departure. Below are a couple of my favorite reasons to travel.


Here are my top three reasons to travel:


Travel Gives New Experience

You meet new people, see a new place, experience new food, and basically live a new life for a few days. Nothing is more exciting then stepping into the new.


Travel Help You Discover Self

Learning how t deal with new situations, such as hotel troubles, or navigating a new place can bring about a plethora of new knowledge of self. You all of a sudden feel a little more confident in life after conquering a new city.


Travel Keeps You Aware

Going to different states or countries and seeing how others live can keep you wide-eyed and aware of the many differences amongst people. You will discover that religion; food, people, driving, education, and politics are different in every area that you visit. This will keep you aware of what is happening in our world.


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Fashion Friday: Plaid & Thrifted leather


Hey Y’all These pass few weeks have been extremely busy for me. I have been working internships in the fashion world, going to school at night, had an unexpected surgery, and of course taking are of my beautiful family.

Thrifted leather skirt, plaid shirt, afro hairstyle

Now I am back! I have been working on the blog in the background. I am still trying to decide my direction, if I want to stay personal style blogger to fully lifestyle transition. I shall make a decision in the next three months; this is just to give myself a timeline.

This week’s fashion Friday is fun, thrifty and effortless. The skirt was worn in a previous post here. All you need is a plaid shirt, thrift leather or faux leather a-line skirt, and a great pair of heels. Take off ladies. Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk!

Have a happy Friday!Thrifted leather skirt, plaid shirt, afro hairstyle

Thrifted leather skirt, plaid shirt, afro hairstyle

Thrifted leather skirt, plaid shirt, afro hairstyle

Thrifted leather skirt, plaid shirt, afro hairstyle

Thrifted leather skirt, plaid shirt, afro hairstyle

Rock This Look:

Top:Try here


Shoes: (old) Try Here

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Fashion Friday: Winter Snow

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Weekly ReCap

Is it Friday again? Who is having a case  of the winter blues? This week has flown by. I have been so busy that I have I can’t think straight or at least it feels that way sometimes. The constant hustle and bustle of trying to break into an industry can feel overwhelming at times. The beginning of starting a business feels endless. It seems that I am tirelessly working for little reward, and even though far in my mind I feel that it will pay off in the end, those sleepless nights still leave lingering thoughts. I say all this to say if you have had a seemingly endless tiring week, cheer up. The weekend is here, and although I will still be working I do intend to take several breaks and moments to enjoy me time and  family time. If we do not refuel, we eventually run out of gas. It is important to take time off. Rejoice in the fact that you are alive and breathe.

Fashion Friday!!!!!

Lets talk fashion! This look was shot whilst visiting our family in Oklahoma in January. It snowed the first day we got there and went away that same day. This is simple men’s fashion look that can transfer into casual, lazy, or dinner date depending on your swag. I want to point out that most stores are having a sale on winter clothing. This is the perfect time to stock up on your sweaters, scarf’s, and coats for the next year. A lot of store will put out the same sweaters from the previous season when they start restocking winter gear in August. Check out the men’s style below and click the links on where to buy.

 Winter Casual Men Style

 Winter Casual Men Style

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 Winter Casual Men Style

 Winter Casual Men Style

Rock My Look:

Top: H&M

Pants: H&M


Sweet Treats At LA Cookie Con

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Last Sunday I had the delight of attending one of the sweetest (pun intended) events in Los Angeles, LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Seriously, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes oh my, it was an event to leave your mouth watering and mind blown. I took my husband and my daughter with me and we were in awe as soon as we entered the building. There were bacon wrapped cupcakes, and cakes towering as tall as me. I could believe my eyes after seeing food as creative art ranging in such designs such as the  Iphone 6 and towering platters of food to vodka infused cupcakes, and twirling cupcake stands. Those were my favorite by the way, alcohol infused cupcakes are the perfect nighttime snacks.

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We arrived there Sunday afternoon so the sample goodies started to run low as the weekend show came to an end, but we still got to enjoy the perks of the event. My daughter was particularly excited for the Otis Spunkmeyer Kids Zone, which included face painting by “Urban Sitter” and cookie decorating by Baking with Melissa, whom she deemed a famous person that she was excited to see.

LA Cookie Con 2016

LA Cookie Con 2016

There were plenty of samples to enjoy from the best in confectionery and pastry arts. I had lots of ice cream ranging from gluten free to vegan, and even a newly developed ice cream pudding, which I believe will become a big seller in the next few years. It was awfully delicious with flavors similar to banana pudding that can resist. I also indulged in alcohol infused tea, Tatratea. This drink has proofs ranging from 32% to 72% and goes down smooth but strong. My favorite was is the peach and they have great recommendations on how to create party favor drinks. My husband who is not a drinker tried the 72% proof and I wish I had took a picture of that moment because it was the most hilarious face I have seen in a while.

LA Cookie Con 2016

LA Cookie Con 2016

As we lingered from one side to the other we stopped in the exclusive VIPs area. This area was roped off and managed by security so that VIPs and press could enjoy such perks as massages, savory bites, and wine. I took advantage of the wine of course. I was also offered a whole bag of vegan chocolate chip cookies from that were tasty enough that my husband and kids ate them all in like three days. I think it was mostly my husband though, which is hilarious because every time I say I’m eating a vegan snack he turns his nose up in disgust. Sidenote:Vegan snacks are really tasty so I encourage you all to try some. Whole foods bakery section has a lot of options to choose from.

LA Cookie Con 2016

LA Cookie Con 2016

Some great advantages to this event were learning about new desserts, discovering whom to hire for catering, and for my parents finding new places to host birthday parties. Our last stop was to taste a sweet potatoes pie so good it brought the nostalgia of our grandmothers to my husband and I. In fact my husband went back for seconds and to find out how to buy. As we walked out my belly was full of sugary calories. We headed over to the step and repeat backdrop to capture our day with pictures featuring chefs hats and giant donuts. This ended our time at LA Cookie Con. I have to say this year was a smash hit, and I look forward to attending future events.

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LA Cookie Con 2016

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This is my excited for Cookies face!!!




Fashion Friday: Fur Vest & Bell Bottoms

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Fashion Friday this week is a look book featuring two of my favorite clothing items. Faux fur and bell-bottoms. Some people believe fur vest to be over the top. I obviously believe them to be an asset that elevates even the most basic outfits to new heights. Fur is one of the most essential items to have in your winter wardrobe. Whether it’s real or faux we can use it to keep warm and pair with jeans, legging, dresses or shorts. Linger below for my fur vest look book.

Faux Fur Vest And Bellbottom Jeans

Fur is a staple in my wardrobe and Bell-bottom jeans are a new fave. Merge both together,

Faux Fur Vest And Bellbottom Jeans

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 Faux Fur Vest and bell bottom Jeans

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Keep me updated on how you are rocking your fur vest this winter by email or Instagram or Facebook. I will feature my favorite one on Instagram.

Happy Friday!


Want to Feel Sexy? Try HouseofCB

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For all my sexy ladies, and my ladies who are looking for their sexy. I am introducing one of my favorite brands to you all. HouseofCB is the brand behind some of our favorite body con style dresses. I discovered this brand years ago when Herve’ Leger first hit the fashion scene with his body con bonanza. I couldn’t afford the designers dresses so I looked for a more affordable alternative, and HouseofCB was it.

I was a bit skeptical at first, because I had ordered from some other company whose product did not live up to the image projected. From the moment my body con arrived in a beautifully wrapped box I was in awe. The material is amazing! It’s figure hugging seductive, and sucks everything in. The perfect body con style dress.

Years later this brand has become the favorite of some of your favorite celebrities. HouseofCB is known for exciting designs and statement pieces, which are designed by their in house team in London and LA. They believe in woman empowerment and killer curves.

Here are some of the celebs recently seen out in HouseofCB:

Lala Anthony in Blanca
Jennifer Lopez in Anuki ” & Nude Leather
Khloe Kardashian in the PIA
Kim Kardashian Jada Bralet
Gretchen Rossi in Aviana
Aubrey oday in Bibi
Blac chyna in Kaede
Carrie underwood in Amara

This brand is fun, sexy, and gives you the ultimate confidence. They have an amazing selection of dresses, skirts, jackets and swimwear alongside shoes and accessories.

Valentines Day is coming up and all I gotta say is be sexy and get ready. HouseofCB is offering free standard US shipping and delivery. Look below for some of my favorite looks, and if you don’t find what you like head over to the website you are sure to find something.

Check out some of the looks below and leave a pic or comment below about your experience with HouseofCB!

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How To Make Valentine’s Day Body Scrub!


Valentines Day is fast approaching and some of yall may be looking for ways to wow your significant other. Some may be looking for ways to wow themselves. Body scrub has been apart of my beauty regimen for years, and with the tools and knowledge to make my own, I am more attune to using body scrub for beautiful skin. This great beauty essential will give you skin that is glowing and smooth, perfect for that Valentines night romper or any other day when your skin needs a rejuvenating.

Body scrubs have several rejuvenating properties for the skin. Body scrubs gently remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil from the outer layer of skin. This helps to unclog pores and expose your skin’s underlying healthier layers.
This particular body scrub is made from cranberries, which boost many health benefits. Cranberries also boost many health benefits, and making your own will ensure that you are aware of what is being put onto your skin. Below find the recipe and and steps to making your very own body scrub.

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Cranberry Sugar Scrub
Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 oz.

•1 cup Frozen Whole Cranberries
•1 cup Cane Sugar
•½ cup Brown Sugar
•1 cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (room temperature)
•1 tbsp. Cinnamon Flavoring
•2 tbsp. Dried Cranberries (garnish)

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1.Using a blender, blend frozen cranberries for at least 10 seconds or until crushed.

Cranberry Sugar Scrub 2.Combine cane sugar and brown sugar in medium mixing bowl.

Cranberry Sugar Scrub 3.Add room temperature coconut oil to mixture. Stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Cranberry Sugar Scrub

4.Add crushed cranberries and cinnamon flavoring to sugar mixture. Stir well until completely combined.

Cranberry Sugar Body Scrub 5.Garnish with thinly sliced dried cranberries.

Cranberry Sugar Body Scrub6.Store in Mason jar with tightly sealed lid.

Cranberry Sugar Body Scrub 7.Tip #1:use organic ingredients.

8.Tip #2 This is a great exfoliate!

I hope you all enjoy this beauty recipe. Let me know in the comments, so I can share more like it with you!

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