Aug 23, 2016

Trend Alert | Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles

Nothing screams grown and sexy like a fabulous off-the-shoulder ruffle top. Luckily----they happen to be on trend right now and if you're wondering how to follow the rules of showing a little skin, rocking one of these tops will keep you in the safe zone. Rock it with a pair of skinnies and  a killer pair of sandals, then slay.

Aug 17, 2016

Fab Travel: US Virgin Islands

Hey Beauties,

I'm back and rejuvenated from a much needed vacation with the family. I can't tell you guys just how much stepping away from everyday life can do for the mind, body and spirit. We flew in to St. Thomas for the week, hung out on the island and hopped to a some nearby islands for some cross-island adventure. This was an emotional trip for me on so many levels. Some of you may already know that I spent some years growing up on the island as a young girl before moving to New York. I hadn't been back to the island since that time; so it was safe to say that taking this trip down memory lane with my family was quite the emotional one.

Aug 7, 2016

Purple Haze

Hey beauties! I'm back and rejuvenated from a much needed family vacation. There's nothing like a good ole getaway that allows you to release, relax and reflect. And boy did I do some reflecting. And some perfecting. My tan that is. Can we say, melanin poppin'!. LOL. I will never underestimate the power of travel. It allows us to appreciate the here and now, tap into a clearer vision for the future and reflect on the many lessons of the past. And no, international travel isn't needed. Simply driving thirty miles into new and uncharted territory can do the trick. I've reignited that burning vigor in my soul. That creative fire that has ignited and sparked those flames motivating me to kick ass and take names in the upcoming weeks and months to come. Cheers to clarity and the ability to successfully navigate through this clouded haze, life.

Jul 30, 2016

Fab Eats: Jax Fish House Kansas City

I had the opportunity to stop in at one of Kansas City's hot spots: Jax Fish House Kansas City---a local favorite. What initially drew me to the establishment? Oysters. Albeit----Kansas City isn't the first place that comes to mind when I think of fresh seafood. But I went for it. Because that's what true foodies do, right? Located in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood--- with limited street parking, parking in the adjacent parking garage will be your best bet. The chic and stylish interior coupled with the sophisticated cocktail selection makes this spot a popular destination for the young, chic and professional. I visited during happy hour and tried a couple of their appetizers---which were good. The cocktails were great! I'll have to return and give a few entrĂ©es a try. So as it stands, the verdict is still out. 

Jul 27, 2016

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2016 Couture

It's very rear that I find a luxury and/or couture designer whose style and design aesthetic align with mine. But when I discovered Ronald van der Kemp, the Dutch designer whose effortless ability to fuse modern vintage perfectly from a demi-couture and ready-to-wear perspective---I became an instant fan. From the peplums, ruffles and defined waistlines: van der Kemp seemingly loves what he does and it shows. Asked to describe his style is three words, he said---"free-spirited, sentimental and quirky." Rightfully so. I'm so here for the clean lines, the Japanese origami flair and his masterful construction. Who is the van der Kemp woman? He says, "I am trying to reach the customer that desires a more personal, discrete and unique luxury: women with a fashion personality that like real and beautiful clothes with a soul, for all budgets."

So, what's your take on this designer? Slay or nay?