Apr 16, 2015

Fashion with a Cause | Martinis & Bikinis

April 10th, 2015 . St. Petersburg FL | Heels to Heal, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence hosted the annual Martinis & Bikinis event at the Museum of Fine Arts. The event benefited Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), a pillar within the community serving as a refuge, crisis intervention and outreach resource for many domestic violence victims in the Bay Area since 1977.TV Producer and Host, Jennifer Holloway was the emcee for the evening. Four local area restaurants competed for the best martini---inspired and dedicated to domestic violence survivors. Fashion enthusiasts across the Bay Area also enjoyed a series of spring/summer runway presentations by designers like Trina Turk and Luli Fama. Local boutique Cerulean Blu and Heavenly Heels provided fashions that also graced the runway. You guys know that I am all here for fashion with a cause. I was able to capture some fabulous moments of the evening.

Apr 11, 2015

For the Love of Dots

There is something classically bold and endearing about the polka dot print. Fashionistas have embraced their dotted affinity for decades. Women like Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn to modern-day beauties like Solange Knowles have showcased their stylish interpretation on the classic print. I love polka dots for a variety of reasons. One---they are perfect for mixing prints. Two---they work perfectly on any body type. And three----they put the fun in fashion. Check out a couple of my favorite dotted picks below. Which is your favorite piece?
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Apr 9, 2015

Bloggers' Ball 2015

April 18th, 2015 : Tampa . FL | Bloggers' Ball 2015 is a celebratory night in elegance where creative content writers come together in style.  A first of its kind, the event is expected to attract professional bloggers from across the diverse blogging profession.  Bloggers and their readers in the fields of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, interior design, food, etc. are welcome to attend. This year, the event will be hosted by three Tampa Bay area bloggers; myself, Genelle F. of What’s More Important Than Fashion? and Michelle B. of the Runway Translator. Proceeds will benefit Redefining Refuge, a local organization that provides specialized means of care to minors who are victims of sex trafficking. 

The event is set to take place at the ALOFT Hotel in downtown Tampa, FL on Saturday, April 18th 2015 from 8PM-1AM. Event guests will enjoy a night in glamour while enjoying the tunes of live jazz , a DJ, hors d'oeuvres, a bloggers lounge and much more. Tickets are $40 and require advanced ticket purchase at eyeonfashion2015.eventbrite.com.The event is presented by The Fashion Movement, a multifaceted fashion events, marketing and production firm based in Tampa, Florida---whose mission is to provide a platform for Fashion Designers, Fashion Stylists and other creative visionaries in the fashion, style and beauty industries.

The weekend will kickoff with three fabulous events.
Thursday, April 16th | The Mens Collection
Friday, April 17th | The Stylists Competition
Saturday, April 18th | Bloggers' Ball  
Get your tickets----->Here 

Apr 6, 2015

Easter Sunday Dress

Happy Monday Lovies,

I hope you all had a blessed Easter Sunday. I had a great weekend with the family---put in some much needed quality time with my little handsome funny guy. It's my birthday month so I'll be celebrating all month long. Because that's how us Aries do. LOL. It's been an extremely busy last couple of weeks and it's been a while since I did an OOTD post. I shopped my closet lately and stumbled upon this geo-print wrap dress from years ago. I love wrap dresses for so many reasons. They transition well from day to night. They are so forgiving and work well with any body type. And of course they are super comfy. Every girl should own one. It's a must-have wardrobe staple. Until next time friends....Peace, Love & Blessings!
Outfit Details | Dress: BCBG for Nordstrom (Option1, Option2) | Pumps: Old (Option1, Option2) | Necklace (Gifted): (Here, Option2) | Watch: (Option1, Option2) | Bag: Nicoli (Option1, Option2)

Apr 4, 2015

Budget Fashionista: 5 Great Shopping Tips

Sure, I enjoy stuffing my car trunk with bags of fabulous finds on occasions. But finding fabulous finds without breaking the bank brings greater pleasure.  Let's face it, it's a new economy and many are looking for creative, cost saving ways to spend less while scoring more. That's why I thrift. I make. I retail (in that order...lol). Here are 5 tips to help you score fabulous finds and build that fabulous wardrobe at a fraction of the cost.

1. Shop Off Season - Some of the best deals you can ever score happens when you scourer the racks at your favorite stores off season. This means shopping for summer clothes in the winter. Applying this basic shopping principle can save you anywhere from 50-75% off the original price. The downside to this is that your options may be no easy pickings. Often times, these racks would have been rummaged through before you would have had you chance. Calling your favorite stores to find out when they do their off season markdowns could help you get first dibs.

2.Consider Thrifting - Thrifting or consignment 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 the concept of finding amazig fabulous finds on a budget soothes your soul as well as your wallet; then thrift or consignment boutique shopping is certainly for you. 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. Online consignment boutiques like Thredup.com, Therealreal.com, Poshmark.com, Liketwice.com and Threadflip.com have amazing deals and inventory.