Outfit: Spiked Jean Vest

Greetings Fashion Mavens,

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend! I'm having a blast at work today (NOT) and I am going to be so sad to leave, lol. But seriously, it's hard to come back to a short work week because I swear they place five days worth of work in 4 days.....not pretty folks. But enough about work. I had a wonderful weekend spent with family and friends so let me stop pseudo-complaining.

Below I've posted a look I wore several months ago. I wasn't going to post the pics because I didn't think they were "blog worthy" but then I thought......I've been inspired by other bloggers/street style casual looks, why not sure my little piece of the pie.

The sweltering heat caused me to pull out minimal clothing.....then I went and messed it up by adding this heavy, studded jean vest. SMH

I miss my braids.......this natural hair journey has been very rough on me!!!!!

Glasses/Vest - Forever 21 (old)
Dress - Off Saks Fifth Avenue (old)
Ring - Street vendor (NYC)
Clutch - Furla (old)
Sandals -


Outfit: Charcoal Gray Crop and Sheer Pants

Greetings Fashionistas,

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! What are you guys up to this holiday weekend? I'm teaching a pole fitness class tonight and then I'm chilling Saturday (which means something will pop up that I need to get done) and Sunday is church and fun day and prepping for my Labor Day cookout!!!

Below I've posted an outfit from a couple of weeks ago when me and the bf stepped out for dinner. I was again overdressed but really....what's new?

I pulled out a fall-inspired color combo.....even though it's hot as Hades in my locale.....

These sheer, wide leg pants were perfect for the hot and humid weather. It was 98 degrees at 7:30PM......insane!

Love the back of this top.....besides the fact that it makes my back look like a makes a nice statement.

Necklace/Bracelets/Pants - Forever 21 (old)
Top - (sold out)
Clutch - Barney's New York
Heels -
Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!



Outfit: Day to Night Sequins

Greetings Fashion Mavens,

I procrastinated last night so I'm up early co-washing my hair and I guess getting ready to pull it up into a high bun since I have to get to work. Who does this???? I need an intervention and I just started managing my own natural hair. SMH.

Below are pics taken from a couple months ago. I went to my friend's birthday dinner and decided to pull out my sequined joggers for a jazzy look. FYI.....I had to crop my pictures because I forgot to have one of my friends take my blog pics. Oh well.

My sequined joggers were a big hit. I freakin LOVE them.....however, if you have large thighs like me....just be warned there may be some sequins missing from the inside of your thighs by the end of the night, LOL. That should have made me sad but it's just too hilarious!

I know it seems daunting to wear sequins to dinner, however, if you allow another part of your outfit to be your focal point (i.e., my graphic print clutch), you can tone down the look.

Also, choosing sequins in pastel or light colors are great for transitioning from day to night......
Glasses/Top - Forever 21 (old)
Necklace - Vintage
Ring - Charlotte Russe (old)
Pants - (old)
Clutch (laptop case) - Missoni for Target (old)
Heels - (old)

Several of my friends I cropped out of the above pics.....we had a great time but the food was overpriced and subpar and the service was horrible!!!!



Outfit: Linen Blazer, Crop Top, and High Waist Jeans

Greetings Fashionistas,

It's FRIDAY!!!!! It's been an abnormally long week and I am ready to kick back and chill-lax! But alas, I have things to do, places to go, and people to allow to see my outfits, lol. However, at least my weekend schedule will be fun-filled! First up, my gym has a party this evening filled with entertainment, food, dancing, and spirits. I'm sure it will be fun and tiring. Tomorrow I will hopefully be able to run some much needed errands for the house so I can complete these long awaited DIY projects. Ladies, don't procrastinate for's places us on the same level as men (frightening). Anyhew, I will get it together ;-) Sunday is church and a meeting with my business partners. Can't wait to get this business up and!

I went out last Thursday night to celebrate my bf's birthday. I'm not a party animal or anything but I must say I enjoyed myself immensely. We were in VIP with a large number of his friends and they are just really good people who love to have fun (grown and safe). My babe had a lot of folks showing him love on his born day so we felt like celebrities, LOL.

I let the belly come out to It was really warm but I still paired my crop top with a linen blazer for a more grown and sexy ensemble.

These high-waist pants I bought a while ago fit me like a glove! I didn't have to adjust them (yank and pull) at all. I need like 5 more in different washes, lol.

Earrings - Gifted
Blazer - Forever 21 (old)
Crop Top - Wet Seal (sold out)
Clutch - random boutique
Bracelets - Burlington Coat Factory
Jeans - Charlotte Russe (sold out)
Rings - Forever 21/Street vendor
Heels - (sold out)
Have a safe and wonderful weekend!



Review: eShakti - International Fashion Retailer


I was contacted by fashion retailer eShakti to review one of their garments. eShakti offers a fresh concept in fashion.....customization.  The international retailer offers affordable fashion that is customized to your requests through alterations in the style of the garment, exact size measurements, and length. Now I don't know about you, but I love the concept of having control over the fit of my item as well as the ability to alter the style. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to review one of their products!

I chose the above maxi dress to review from eShakti. I customized my order by requesting the halter neckline. The dress originally had two thin straps.

I love the color and print of the garment.

OMG, I did not realize it had pockets!!!! SWEET! I swear you can get me to buy almost any dress with the addition of pockets, lol.

Earrings/Necklace - Forever 21
Dress - C/o eShakti
Bracelets - Nordstrom
Rings - Street vendor
Clutch - Zara (sold out)
Heels - (sold out)
Pros - The customization feature on eShakti's website is 2nd to none in terms of allowing the customer to feel as if they have contributed to their very on creation. The dress I selected was constructed well and I really love the print and color. I provided my height as requested and I was really happy that the length of the dress ended right at my ankles, as opposed to "pooling" on the floor like most maxi dresses in my closet (I'm vertically challenged). The amount of time it took for me to order the dress and receive the shipment was excellent. I received my dress in less than 2 weeks time! For a customized product from a large retailer........that's pretty awesome.
Cons -  The fit of the dress was approximately 1 and 1/2 sizes too large. My niece said I looked huge in the dress....ummm, so not good coming from a 16 year old. Also, the material used to construct the dress is a little uncomfortable. It's probably a basic cotton, which can be soft, but once it's treated with dyes, it can get a little rough. This also makes it a challenge to stay wrinkle-free.
Overall - I would definitely recommend eShakti despite my personal cons. The vast selection of items, excellent customer service, and prompt shipping are three great reasons to give this fashion retailer a try. Additionally, the company offers sizes from 0-36W and they offer both ready-to-wear AND customized clothes!
Head on over to my friends at eShakti to order your customized garment today!