Nov 28, 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 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,,, and have amazing deals and inventory.

Nov 23, 2015

Style Academy | Coming in 2016

Hey Beauties,

I'm super excited to be offering master style classes in 2016. It wasn’t until my adult life that I realized what an important role personal style and image play in our lives. Presenting your best self to the world is a great start to a successful personal, professional and social life. Because looking your best makes a strong impression, heightens your profile, and certainly forces others to respond to you positively--- ultimately bringing more success into your life.
I bring a sense of individualism, eclecticism and unorthodox approach to style. Creativity calls for seeing what others don’t see. Individuality differs from what others do, and style is what we love to help others find. I look forward to working with many of you in helping you craft your signature style to confidently project your authentic and best self to the world. Happy Thanksgiving and cheers to a Fashionably Fabulous 2016.Sign up for exclusive updates and get notified of the official launch HERE.

Nov 19, 2015

Closet Treasures Charity Event

Hey Beutities,

On Saturday, November 14th I hosted a charity event to benefit local women and teen girls in the Tampa Bay Area. The concept came to fruition while doing a little closet purging recently. The plan is to simplify my life for 2016 and beyond by embracing a minimalist approach to just about everything. I figured what a great thing it would be to donate my gently-used goods to women and teens in need. So I packed up loads of stuff from my closet and boutique inventory, collected loads of stuff from my friends' closet and turned a rented venue into a closet for a day. I also enlisted two local beauty professional friends----- professional make-up artist Toni Nicole and hair stylist Kiffany Ray of Styles by Kiff. The ladies hosted a beauty corner where they offered makeovers to the guest. Local catering company Livy O' Catering Co. created a series of delicious hor d' dourves including cajun deviled eggs, a fruit platter, assorted chicken wings, empanadas and more. We had amazing almond cupcakes provided by Sweet Things Gourmet Cupcakes, gourmet artisan chocolates by Viktoria Richards Chocolates, an assortment of beverages and beauty bags gifted with beauty goods from YOS---a beauty and personal care company. It was so rewarding to be able to pay it forward and to simply watch the smiles on everyone faces. Check out some scenes from the event inside. 

Nov 13, 2015

Trend Alert | Camo Print

It's no secret that camouflage print has been around forever. It is the official print of choice for the United States Army. But military custom aside---this natural contrast of tans, greens and blacks have made its way from the runways to the streets this past season. From dresses, to bags, or shirts---just name it, I bet you've seen it. While my affinity for the print is particularly selective, I happened to stumble upon these fabulous pair of Carlos Santana booties recently. I'm not too wild and crazy about booties (typically a classic pair of pumps will do), but Carlos Santa? Oh how I love thee. He has got to be one of my favorite budget-friendly shoe designers in recent years.

I like a rich camo print. I'm not here for the washed-out option. It's like black and white, they both have to be rich and crisp in color. Same here with camouflage. This brings me to the camo fabric that I am stock piling. I have an amazing 2 yards of camo fabric that I had hopes of making some fabulous shorts with---but you already know how it goes. Maybe next season. LOL. I hope your holiday season is off to a fabulous start. I am so excited for the new year and look forward to sharing so much with you in the upcoming year. Until next time...Peace, Love & Blessings!

Nov 11, 2015

Chef Table Experience

Hey lovies. I stepped out recently to experience an intimate dining experience with a few strangers. Yep. Strangers. How's that for the quintessential risk taker? Adventurous I am. The chef table---a concept called for bringing together a few local folks all for the love of food. When my blogger babe Jenn of This Jenn Girl introduced me to the experience-- I couldn't pass up the opportunity. The October experience was a first for me and many of the other foodies in the group. The Chef---Chef Chanse, a marketing exec by day and self-taught culinary master by night; pushes his creative brilliance monthly dishing out a variety of farm fresh ingredients in the form of new and unique creations to a few adventurous food fanatics. I was amazed to find out that the talented and creative chef and host created the concept to fuel his hobby and passion for cooking. A passion that he developed and cultivated over the years. The menu for the evening was filled with some  creativity favorites----leaving my taste buds in a food frenzy. Check out the menu down below. Chanse's Chef's Table is a cool concept that I was so grateful to have experienced.