Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pattern Mixing: Yea or Nay?

Hey Lovies! When a trend hits the scene, people get all CRAZY with it. The latest trend is pattern mixing. Pattern mixing is when a fashionista mixes different patterns that don't traditionally 'match'.

I like the trend in moderation. I've been known to wear nautical stripes and leopard or snake print ballerina flats. I've also been known to wear polka dots and stripes and vertical stripes with horizontal stripes. Really, my pattern mixing depends on my mood. If I'm feeling wild, I'll mix up some stuff...if I'm feeling relaxed, I'll keep it simple.

Take a look at this pic and let me know. Yea or Nay to this pattern mixing combo. For me, I'm going to have to say Yea...I don't know why...I just kinda like the 'off' combo.

Enjoy and see ya at the TOP!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Home Fashion...

Here's a little fun fact about me that you probably didn't know, lovies...I LOVE TO STAY AT HOME! I love to stay at home so much that I've been declining invites here and there just so I can stay at home on my couch (those of you that have been to my home know I have the most comfortable couches in all the land) and because I love to stay at home, I've been taking some time to change up the decor. Not too much, just a little. So yeah, while my color scheme is not as vibrant as the pic below I just HAD to share the pic with y'all because I LOVE all the bold colors and the strange look of elegance this busy photo provides. Take a look! What do you think? Would you throw these colors into your home? I LOVE EM!

Enjoy lovies and see ya at the TOP!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's Getting Pintresting...

So lovies, y'all know I ABSOLUTELY love to do little D-I-Y projects around my house, in my closet, with my friends...wherever, whatever...if it looks cute, then I'm game. So one day last week I was perusing Pintrest and I found a picture of this cute little trick to keep your clothes on the hanger in your closet. Nothing worse than hanging up a shirt and coming back a day or two later to discover it is on the floor.

If you follow my instructions shown below, shirts on the floor shouldn't be too much of an issue. Oh and don't worry, this is a fool-proof project and it should cost you little of nothing, because if you're anything like me you already have ALL the supplies you need!

Soooo...are you ready? Read the steps and see the pic below and you'll be on your way!


Clothes Hanger
Glue Gun

*Betcha thought there were gonna be a lot of supplies for this one, right?!

Step 1:

Plug your glue gun into the electrical socket and let it warm up...

Step 2:

Once your glue gun is warm, hold your clothes hanger upright and start to draw squiggly lines. The squiggly lines drawn onto the hanger is what will prevent 'slippery' clothes from slipping off the hanger.

Step 3:

Let the glue cool. Once the glue is cool you can start hanging your clothes on the hanger and pretty much never have to worry about your clothes falling off the hanger and onto the floor again.

Check out the finished product below...If this isn't genius, I don't know what is?!

Enjoy and see you at the TOP!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Everybody Has One, But I Don't Care...

Hey Lovies! I usually like to do things a little different when it comes to my personal style, but this time...I think I'm gonna have to go with the masses and go ahead a drop some money on the Michael Kors Rose Gold watch. No, it will not be my everyday watch...that's just'll be my 'feeling a little fancy watch.' So no worries, I will still wear my Goodwill favorite, but for special occasions I will break out my MK Rose Gold Watch like it's a steps, lovies, baby steps. Check it out!

Enjoy and see ya at the TOP!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For The Fellas: Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Collection...

Every once in a while I like to throw in a lil sum, sum for the fellas. This week, check out the Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Collection. Pretty nice pieces...Check em out, lovies and suggest a couple of pieces to your man, boo-thang, side piece, whateva! He'll be glad you did and you'll be glad he is lookin g-double o-d, GOOD!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quick Summer Make-Up...

I think I may have shared this with you lovies in a previous post, but I thought it'd be worth my while to share it again. I mean, you can NEVER have too many fashion and beauty reminders, right? So yeah, here's a make-up quickie you'll definitely want to try.

It's pretty warm out, or at least it is where I live and if there's one thing I don't really care to do is where make-up in the heat of the day. Unfortunately, as a freelance make-up artist I can't run around town looking like who did what and why so I have to come up with some quick fixes. My latest quick fix has been wearing minimal foundation and doing one sweep of color on my eyes, checks and lips. The easiest and lightest way to get this done is to use colored eyeliner on your eyes. One sweep of color will work wonders! Take a look at the trend TONS of celebrities are rocking this summer. It's not hard, it's easy to don't be scurrrrreeeeddd...give it a whirl. I promise you'll be glad you did.

If you're a little unsure of how to achieve the look, don't fret! I'll post a photo tutorial.

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!


Nia Long with a sweep of purple on the lower lashline...the purple really brings out her brown eyes and I LOVE the nude lips. Leona Lewis is rocking a green liner on her lower lashline with a fierce pink lip...LOVES IT!

My girl Solange...Solo-Star...Fashionista...This H-Town beauty is rocking a green liner on the lower lashline and a golden yellow color on the inner corners of her eye...LOVE this look and it's soooo EASY!

Garcelle has opted to use black liner on the tops and bottom of eyes and to give a more dramatic effect it appears as though she's smudged it for a Imperfect Perfect look. LOVES IT!

My Girl Jill, Love the blue/green liner on the lower lashline with a light smoky touch in the corner. As far as I'm concerned Ms. Scott can do no wrong. PS: Check out that flawless skin...Can we say, JELLY?! BTW, Jelly is short for JEALOUS...for those of you that might not have known. :)

WISH LIST: Vintage Mercedes...

IDK why I've been obsessed with cars as of late, but I kind of have. I guess you can kind of say cars and fashion kinda go hand in hand...If you have on a BOMB outfit, then it's only right for you to have a FLY ride, right? Anyway, the way I've been obsessing over cars lately you'd think I was a middle aged man trying to live out some mid-life crisis fantasy of purchasing a 'cool' car to impress young people. I think my obsession kinda started when my dad got his 2010 Camaro, then his 2011 Camaro, my mom got a sleek Jaguar and an old friend recently purchased his dream car, a 2012 BMW M3.

I am totally happy with my Pontiac G6 (don't get it twisted, car is cute!), but it's something about these luxury cars that gets me going. One of these days, I'm going to break down and get myself a luxury car...hopefully, when I get my luxury car I will be at a point in my life where I don't have to sacrifice my shopping habit to pay for my car. I mean, come on...what do I look like riding in a luxury car, but looking like a total Fashion Bust Down?!

So yeah, latest obsession was discovered on Pintrest and it is a vintage Mercedes 300 SL...Talk about car-gasm, if there's even such a thing! Either way, I love this car and I can't wait until it's MY turn to ride in a luxury car that's not my mama's...LOL!

Check it out, lovies!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mules, Mules, Mules...And I Ain't Talkin About Donkeys...

They're not really my cup of tea, but apparently the fashion Gods and Goddesses of the world approve of this hot new summer trend...MULES!

Every hot designer from Louis Vuitton to Oscar de la Renta to Fendi has their own rendition of the throwback fashion staple. Check em out, lovies!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!


Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton


Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton

Oscar de la Renta

Little Naturalistas...

Natural hair is all the rage these days and I've been debating rocking my natural curls for the past couple of weeks and after seeing these little cuties, I'm SOLD!

Check out these little beauties...

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What's That Jacket, Margiela?!

Okay Lovies, I've had this post ready to go for a hot minute, but I've been so busy with work, teaching, Ebaying (check me out, BoujeBeauty08), styling, volleyballing, baking and everything else under the sun. So yeah, sorry for the delay with this great fashion news! This fall, French fashion house, Maison Martin Margiela is coming to select H&M stores across the WORLD!

Margiela made its debut in 1988, and has made its mark by creating new norms and new staples in the fashion world. The collection is scheduled to hit select stores November 15, 2012. The collection will offer clothing and accessories for men and women. I.AM.SO.EXCITED! I can't wait...'It's So Provocative.' *keys the beat for N@##@$ In Paris*

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fast Cars and Fashion...

Everybody knows (in my Phaedra of RHOA voice) that I absolutely LOVE Bentleys and one day I will have a Bentley. Now I don't know if I will get the mirror paint like the one shown below, but I will have a Bentley. Take a peek at this beauty and drool. I can totally see myself steppingout of this thing looking fresh, dressed like a million bucks. I can't wait! This photo is going on my vision board! BTW, do you lovies have vision boards? If not, you need to get one. If you don't know how to make one, I will post a blog on creating one. I have like a million!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!


Okay lovies, just when you thought you had seen it all from Nike. The other day I posted pics of the Tiffany inspired tennis shoes...NOW! Take a look at these Nike Pointe shoes for ballerinas. I'm no ballerina, but if Nike can make you fly like Jordan, I'm certain they can make you pirouette like Mikhail Baryshnikov. Check em out, lovies!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

To Wig or Not To Wig...That Is The Question...

I love wigs just as much as the next person and I try my hardest to keep my wigs looking fresh and natural. If you're a watcher of Real Housewives of Atlanta, you know Kim Z's wig has been a topic of discussion for numerous seasons. And if you're like me, you've probably always wanted to know what was under that wig. Well, I've got pics to show you what's REALLY going on under that'll be quite surprised...Check it out, lovies!

Enjoy and see ya at the TOP!


Left: WIG; Right: NO WIG
Which do you prefer? I like her WIG-less...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Tiffany, Meet Nike...

Not sure if I'm early, on time or late with this latest fashion discovery. No matter what I am, I am elated to see this collaboration. As always, Nike is ALWAYS up to something and this time they have managed to steal my heart once again. Lovies, check out this FABULOUS Tiffany inspired tennis shoe by Nike. As soon as I figure out what it will take to get a pair of these kicks, trust and believe I will have a pair. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shoes and having a pair is a MUST.

Check em out, lovies!

Ciao and see ya at the TOP!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

NBA Finals 2012: Sager Suits

 Well, sports and fashion fans, today marks Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the Oklahoma City Thunder (#THUNDERUP) taking on the Miami Heat in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I am very excited about the game, but I'm more excited to see what Craig Sager, NBA Correspondent and Fashionisto, has in store for us when it comes to his outrageous suits. Craig is a great reporter and a huge fashion risk taker and that's why I've grown to love him and his fashion sense or lack of, depending on the day. Check out some of Sager's crazy combos throughout the series.
Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Art Meets Fashion: Louis, Louis...

Once again, I was perusing the web and I came across this great picture. The Eiffel Tower is in its normal location in Paris and a stack of Louis Vuitton luggage is carefully arranged to be a luggage style replica of the beautiful tower. Quite creative if you ask me.

Check it out!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

Pretty Girls Rock J's Too...

Quite frequently I have to remind people to not let the make-up, wigs, weaves, accessories, sky-high heels, and handbags fool you. I can talk to you about any sport, any current event and I can even take you to the hole on the basketball court...If I can do all those things, what wouldn't make you think I can't rock J's with the best of em?! The pic below is not of me in some J''s just some random girl I found on the internet who happens to be able to rock a pair of J's and sky high heels. I LOVE it,  this pic is sooooooo me!

Ciao lovies and see ya at the TOP!

You Are Now Watching The Throne...LITERALLY?!?!

I was perusing the web and I happened to find this incredibly cool, stylish and what I think is fair to assume a VERY expensive toilet.

When Jay and 'Ye asked us to watch the throne, they had to have been talking about this blinged out throne.

Ciao and see ya at the TOP, lovies!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Getting PINTRESTING Around Here...

Y'all know I like to get just as crafty as the next person, so it's only fair to say Pintrest is my absolute obsession as of late. The site is chock-full of easy DIY projects anda if you're not into the DIY stuff, you can definitely get some great inspiration and ideas for your home, office, garden, WHEREVER. Pintrest is the best thing compared to sliced bread (and I'm sooooo serious)!

Below are some photos of projects I plan on trying. As I complete the projects I will take pictures and post them to the page.

Ciao and see ya at the top, LOVIES!

Haven't tried this one, but I plan on it! I have the perfect shoes to get the job done.

DIY Dry Erase Calendar
Tried this one and it's super cute...I will post a picture...SOON!

I made this one a couple of weeks ago and boy was it cute!
Made a t-shirt style for myself and a tank style for my friend.
I will post pictures soon!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hot Beaches, HAUTE Fashion...

Hey Lovies! Want to get a two-fer-one when it comes to fashion and fun in the sun? Hit up these destinations and you're sure to be in for a real treat.

Ciao and see ya at the TOP!

Laid back Mexican destination
Loved by: Lady Gaga's stylist and Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa

Need I say more? This place is loved by EVERYBODY, including your favorite fashionista, ME?! Natalie! Miami is by far one of my absolute FAVORITE destinations!

Phucket, Thailand:
Loved by: Kate Moss
I absolutely fell in love with this place when the model hopefuls from ANTM (America's Next Top Model) went there shortly after the tsunami.

Necker Island:
This quaint little island is loved by ALL supermodels and the beautiful people of the world. This island is owned by media tycoon, Sir Richard Branson.

St. Barth's:
Loved by: Rachel Zoe, Marc Jacobs and soon-to-be ME!
I plan on taking a visit to this destination in the near anyone?!

Mykonos, Greek Islands:
Loved by: Designer Christopher Kane and a host of other fabulous people


Combo Destinations: Barcelona, Sydney, and Beirut:
These destinations offer the best of both worlds; relaxed days and hype nights with great foods...You couldn't ask for more.

Friday, June 8, 2012

When Hipsters Have Kids...

So as you all know, I don't have any kids, not sure if I want any kids any time soon or EVER, BUT if I did have kids I'd definitely be dressing them like the little cuties shown below. To my dear friend, Elizabeth, sorry no teddy bears, choo-choo trains or car embroideried clothing over's straight fashion for the kids. Hello, skinny belts, cardigans, bowties, boots, hats, accessories and everything else FASHIONABLE!

Ciao, lovies and see ya at the TOP!

My Favorite Little Hipster, LA Reed...LOVE my nephew...