Sep 29, 2014

Southern Legends: OutKastATLAST Festival Recap

When my family packed up and headed south in the early 90s; life wouldn't be the same. The fragile young girl who---not too long ago--- had just exchanged island life for the big New York City lights was having to adapt to yet another cultural shift. This time, Miami, FL would be destination it. Although many would argue that Miami isn't technically the "south" apart from its geographic existence---the cultural dynamics of South Florida is certainly a subset of southern culture. I had a hard time adjusting to Miami life---I mean how could it compare to the grit, grind and glamour of the big apple right? Fast forward to 1994 when I first heard the track Get Up, Get Out by two talented rappers out of Atlanta, GA who 20 years later would reserve a spot in history as music legends. Music has and always will be instrumental in my life. It is the universal language. It is an undeniable healer, cultural uniter and powerful messenger. It was the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik album by OutKast that ignited my inner southern girl. Twenty years later, I'm still motivated to Get Up, Get Out and Get Something.

Sep 26, 2014

A Handbag Style Guide

Ever looked at a particular handbag and wondered the type of style? Well, look no further, I've got you covered with a guide to seven most popular handbag style and types. All of these style types serve a particular functional need. I usually gravitate to smaller handbags being of petite stature; but I've recently taken on a liking to satchels. I purchased my very first crossbody bag a few years ago. Many handbags usually come with an extra strap for flexible wear, but a crossbody bag is designed solely to be worn across the body. I love them especially when I'm on the go and don't really want the hassle of keeping up with a clutch, satchel or shoulder bag. A crossbody bag is perfect for running errands and to take with you on vacation while visiting tourist destinations.
I think my least favorite bag type is the hobo bag. While I do own a fabulous hobo,--- because of the shape---everything tend to gravitate to the bottom of the bag making it difficult to organize and find things when needed. When I think of a tote, I think of the teacher who has loaded all of her monthly lesson plans within as she carries it to and from school. So, my fellow bag ladies----which is your favorite bag to carry?

Sep 24, 2014

Elie Tahari for Kohl's

Luxury fashion designer Elie Tahari is the latest high-end luxury fashion brand to collaborate with a budget-friendly retailer. Tahari designed a modern and expressive collection inspired by the urban and sophisticated-chic vibe of New York City which is now available at

Sep 22, 2014

How to Wear Leopard Pumps: 2 Ways

Now that summer is dwindling away, it is time to reach for our storage bins and pull out sweaters, jackets and oh yeah, leopard. As I've mentioned before, leopard or any animal print for that matter certainly isn't for the fashion conservative types, but if you're willing to take a trip down the wild side---animal print is certainly a great way to make a fashionably fabulous statement. There are many ways to wear the bold print, today I've outlined two ways to wear a killer pair of leopard pumps.
Step out of your comfort zone and take a walk on the wild side. You can get the fabulous t-shirt here. Also, check out these budget-friendly pump options here, here and here.
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