Oct 16, 2016

Le Dîner en Blanc Orlando 2016

Le Dîner en Blanc, the sophisticated all-white Parisian-style pop-up picnic made its inaugural debut in Orlando on Thursday, October 13th at The Beacon at Lake Nona Town Center. The event began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, returning from a long stay abroad, had the idea to gather friends for a picnic. As the number of guests grew, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize one another. Nearly thirty years later, over 10,000 Parisians participate each year. In 2009, the first ever export of Le Dîner en Blanc took place in Montreal, Canada, followed by a first American edition in 2011 in New York City. After its successful New York debut, Le Dîner en Blanc International was created to bring the Parisian secret to more cities around the world. With over 100,000 annual guests, Le Dîner en Blanc is now held in over 60 cities all over the world and has been embraced by more than 20 cities in the United States including Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, Los Angeles and now Orlando.

Oct 11, 2016

Fab Product: Multi Color Sequin Blazer

I love all things glitter and glam and of course sequin falls into this category. Now that fall is finally here--it's time to bring out the jackets and blazers. I'm so in love with this bold and unique sequin blazer. I know some on the conservative side would shy away from this piece---but for the fashion risk takers, this is a true stunner and conversation piece. Rock it with all black everything and slay. Available here.

Oct 6, 2016

5 Beauty Rules to Live By

When it comes to the world of beauty , there can certainly be information overload. From the latest trends, to home remedies to the social pressures of keeping our eyebrows on fleek. But it really isn't that complicated. Whether you've got dry skin, combination skin or oily, I'm sure you've experienced a market place saturated with millions of products claiming to rid you of your most annoying beauty ailments.  Many to which simply will not work for many of us. Here are five simple beauty rules to live by that are sure to keep your skin looking its best.
  • Get Your Beauty Rest | I've got to have at least six hours of a good night's sleep or else. Less than six hours of rest alters my mood (talk about cranky), creates eye baggage and causes unwanted weight gain. So yes, a sister simply gotta have her zzzzzzz. 
  • Drink Plenty of Water | I can't live without drinking at least 32ozs of water daily. I have dry skin and it's really easy for my skin to flake and act an ashy fool. So the only way to combat this along with proper skin moisturizing is to drink plenty of agua.  Not only is water good for combating dry skin, it's also good for ridding the body of impurities and controlling weight gain. 
  • Moisturize Properly | Finding the best moisturizer for the skin can be a very daunting task. With millions of options in the market, there are a couple of things to consider when shopping for that perfect cream. Make sure you understand your skin type. Is it dry, oily, combination or sensitive. What are the core ingredients. And what is the sun protection factor (SPF). I try to stay with 30+ SPF protection.
  • Exfoliate | Ridding the skin of its surface dead skin is key to healthy and smoother skin. As I get older, I find the need to exfoliate more often. So I exfoliate both my face and body at least twice a week. It helps to combat my dry skin and helps to hold more moisture in after exfoliation. 
  • Live Stress Free | Living a stress free (or minimal stress) life will do so much for our overall health and psyche. When we remove major stress factors from our lives (habits, people, etc)---life gets so much fulfilling and it ultimately shows in the vibrancy of our skin.    
There you have it----five simple steps to give your skin that extra boost of vibrancy and rejuvenation. What are some of the beauty practices that you live by?

Sep 25, 2016

Inspired Living | Fab Living Spaces

What makes a space inspirational? Is it the $3,500 Jason Miller chandelier? The architectural details? Its character? For me, it's the feeling of comfort. The feeling of warmth. Then of course there's the style factor. If you've been reading the blog for some time---you'd be familiar with my popular mantra. Which is ---- always keep an open mind to two things: inspiration and love. My interior design style is as eclectic as my fashion. Just as with fashion, many of my home furnishings were curated from a variety of sources. From flea markets, popular retail chains, yard sales to online retailers. My interior design style is modern, eclectic and transitional. Mixing different design elements keeps a space balanced. If you have too many modern pieces, your space can appear and feel a little cold. Too may traditional pieces, you can run the risk of having an easily dated space. Mix the two and you'll be living in perfect harmony. The below living spaces speaks perfectly to this.

Sep 23, 2016

Red Lipstick

Outfit Details: Vest: Rachel Roy (thrifted) | Skirt: Harvé Benard (thrifted) | Pumps: Enzo Angiolini (old) | Satchel : Furla (old) | Lippie: Anastasia Sarafine Liquid Lipstick