Apr 24, 2014

DIY Pencil Skirt & White Tank

Details: Top: Target * Skirt: DIY * Bag: Local Boutique * Sunnies: NYC Street Vendor * Shoes: Badgley Mischka * Necklace: Fashion Fab Boutique
"Great style isn't only reserved for those with access to high-end luxury. It’s ultimately about a creative sense that comes from within."

Apr 22, 2014

DIY Cobalt Peplum Two-Piece Dress

I'm a huge fan of separates. Very rarely will you see me rocking a dress. The reason being is that single pieces simply provides unlimited flexibility for me. In fashion, I'm all about flexibility. Being able to rock pieces multiple ways. When I'm shopping, that's the first thing that I keep in mind. How else and what else could I rock this? When I decided to make this linen blend set two years ago--- that's just what I had in mind. Back then, the peplum trend was well at its peak and peplum dresses came a dime a dozen. Fast forward to today and this beauty makes her debut on the blog. I plan on rocking the two pieces separately this spring/summer. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Peace, Love & Blessings!

-------- Construction Specifics -------
  • Fabric Used: Linen Blend
  • Top Pattern: NewLook 6130
  • Pattern Modifications: I added a twist to the back. It's an open back. (To be shown in an upcoming post)
  • Pattern Size Cut: Size 8
  • Skirt Pattern: No pattern used (self drafted with invisible zipper, button closure and 5" slit)
Details: Dress: DIY * Pumps: Cynthia Vincent (bows added) * Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Alma (thrifted) * Hat: Old * Necklace: Fashion Fab Boutique * Pin: Fashion Fab Boutique * Sunnies: No Brand

Apr 21, 2014

Music Watch: Liv Warfield

Prince's protégé Liv Warfield is certainly an artist to watch for. The Peoria, IL native packs a mean punch in the soul department. While attending college in Portland, Oregon---she was a regular performer on the local music scene. Who are some of her music influences you ask? Heroines like Nina Simone, Etta James, Tina Turner, Sade, and Mary J. Blige to name a few. Her sultry voice coupled with an edgy rock n' roll twist makes her quite an distinctive artist. She's performed alongside industry greats such as Al Green, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, among others. In 2006 the artist released her first album titled Embrace Me. She later earned a pivotal spot in Prince's group, New Power Generation. Fast forward to 2014 and we have The Unexpected--- a 13 track R&B and rock LP that is pure brilliance.

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.”
-Stevie Wonder

Check out her live performance on The Arsenio Hall Show recently. Pure Fire!!!!

Apr 18, 2014

Life Lately: Family. Food. Fun

|I'm totally here for all of these things!|
|Especially this handsome little guy|
|A little Starbucks refresher and a comfy pair of flats|
|Of course you know that I live for some good eats|
|The calamari at Capital Grille is the BEST.com|
|And I live for a good happy hour every now and then|
|Stopped in at a local fabulous bath & body works boutique Cleanse Apothecary|
|Outfit Details: Top: BCBG(old) * Sandals: Nordstrom(old) * Skirt: Etsy * Necklace: Etsy * Bag: Michael Kors Bedford * Sunnies: Aldo|
"Plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
- Jorge Luis Borges