May 1, 2016

Converse & DIY Stripes

Hey beauties! I hope all is well. I stepped out recently to see music artist Santigold in concert. If you're a fan of artists whose music doesn't fit in a particular genre---then Santigold could be your girl. I decided to pull this DIY number off the hangers and throw it on (literally). LOL. Ever had a blah moment where you could care less about appearance? Ha.Well---this was one of those moments. Just off the hanger, on to the body and out the door I went. 
 Outfit Details: Dress: DIY: Skirt: Self Drafted, Top: Vogue V8771 | Chucks: DSW | Hat: Fashion Fab Boutique | Bag: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Vintage
When I ordered this fabric online a few years ago; the description was a bit misleading. When I received it----the jersey weight was a lot thinner than I had expected. I didn't pay much for it so I decided to keep it. So this was the outcome---a two-piece comfy something...I like to refer to as 'wild stripes'. I have a stash of unworn DIY projects (some fabulous, some terrible) that I plan on wearing at least once. Yup---even the terrible ones will make a debut. So stay tuned. I hope you beauties make it a fabulous week. Until next time....Be Bold. Be Fabulous. Be You!

Apr 27, 2016

Business Branding Giveaway

Hey Fabulous,

Many of you have asked for help on crafting your personal and/or professional business image and that is exactly why I created the creative visual division of Fashionably Fabulous. To help amazing women like you take your personal and professional visual style to new levels. Image is everything and the first and most important step towards killing it in your business is to ensure that your business visuals are created with great visual intelligence---a concept that is critical to visual branding.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Fashion Fab Image Consulting---I've launched a visual branding giveaway. It gives businesses the opportunity to up-level their business visuals. Two lucky businesses will be chosen and will receive an amazing design package valued at $500. To enter the giveaway, simply visit fashionfabconsulting.com and enter your email address. All entries must be received by May 5th. Winners to be announced via email on Friday, May 6th. If you don't own a business, no worries----feel free to spread the love with family and friends. Good luck!

Stylish Regards,

Apr 25, 2016

Wood Works!


Apr 19, 2016

Confessions of a Thritanista: A Thrifter's Guide

Thrifting or resale shopping is part of my fashion shopping routine. I find great pleasure in scouring the consignment universe for fabulous vintage and designer items at exceptional steals.If you're like me, where finding fabulous finds on a budget soothes your soul as well as your wallet; then thrift or consignment boutique shopping is certainly for you. If high end designer labels at retail prices are out of your budget then thrifting could certainly be a great alternative to explore. While thrifting isn't for everyone, if you have patience and are willing to leave any preconceived notions behind----you can walk away with fabulous fashion finds. It can be intimidating for some, so I've put together a list of 10 things to keep in mind when thrifting or consignment shopping

Leave all preconceived notions aside. If you're walking into the thrifting experience with preconceived notions like, ewww I can't wear someone else's second hand clothes---or ewww, I'm not poor so why am I thrifting....then thrifting may not be for you.
  1. Have patience. It takes patience to thrift. 
  2.  Determine what items are off limit for thrifting before hand. Ex. jewelry, shoes, home furnishing,etc. 
  3. Set monetary limits on the amount that you are willing to spend. 
  4. Do a thorough inspection of your thrift finds before leaving the store. 
  5. Be open-minded about possible DIY fixer uppers. I sometime buy larger sizes because I can make the appropriate alterations myself. Or I may also buy a skirt with plans to repurpose it into a shirt. If you don't have the skills of a seamstress but discover a fabulous DVF wrap dress that is two dress sizes large...girl get that dress and pay your local alterations lady that $15 to get it altered. It's totally worth it. 
  6. Research brands/labels. If you are unfamiliar with a particular label. You can always refer to the Vintage Fashion Guide.

Apr 16, 2016

Jennifer Lopez for W Magazine | May 2016

“I’ve been in the grind and the game for a long time. At a certain point, people respect you when they see you fall down and get back up.” -J.Lo