Friday, May 17, 2019

Midi Mania - 1 Skirt Styled 2 Ways

sunnies: HERE | top: HERE| skirt: c/o HERE| patent leather sandals: similar HERE
Photography by A. Robinson
A classic wardrobe staple is a midi skirt. The one featured in today's post stood out to me particularly because of its fabulous leopard print paired with red and pink hues 😍
I styled it in two simple ways that could totally be ideal for a summer day. 
Which look is your favorite?! I'm forever partial to red...
Until next time,

Monday, May 13, 2019

Places to be

straw hat: vintage, similar HERE| sunnies: HERE| bodysuit: similar HERE
jumpsuit: c/o HERE| handbag: HERE

Hey Babes, 
Today's post features my all time favorite color duo: black & white 😍 Looking at the pictures from this shoot inspired me to get the ball rolling on planning my next international trip. Doesn't it look like I'm somewhere in Europe?! This vibe was just what I needed to begin looking at where I'd like to go next, and more importantly, when.
Until next time,

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Color Theory

Sunnies: Free People| Dress: c/o HERE| Shoes: Similar HERE| Purse: F21
Photography by A. Robinson

Is there anything more synonymous with SUMMER than sundresses?! Okay, maybe swimsuits, shorts, or picnics...but you get my drift πŸ˜‰ The weather has been unseasonably cool...I am trying to channel SUMMER weather and will it into existence! This sundress is lightweight, saturated in color, and topped off with functional buttons 😍 I see myself wearing pieces similar to it all summer long! Oh, and did I mention, it also has pockets!!!
Until next time,

Monday, May 6, 2019

Laid Back Chic

Glasses: HERE| Earrings: Bauble Bar| Top: HERE| Pants: HERE
Purse: HERE or HERE| Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell
Photography by A. Robinson

I spotted this two-piece leopard print set online a couple of weeks ago, immediately I was totally smitten. I added it to my online shopping cart and purchased it right away --> which is a true indication that the likeability factor was HIGH 😁 You see, normally items sit in my online cart for days....and a number of them are periodically moved to my Wishlist, LOL! 
When this set arrived by mail it did not disappoint, the fit was on point, it looked exactly the way that I envisioned it in my mind- clearly an added bonus. 
I'm partial to the color RED forever and always, it's totally predictable that I opted to pair this ensemble with red sunnies, earrings, lip stain, and sandals😍
Until next time Babes,

Friday, May 3, 2019

Suit Loving

Faux fur: ZARA |Jacket: c/o HERE |Pants: c/o HERE |Shoes: ZARA
Photography by A. Robinson

It's no secret that ELOQUII absolutely kills the style game with their assortment of plus size suits. When they sent over this new set from their Jason Wu/ELOQUII Spring Collection, I was dying to style it 😍 
Jason recommends  'choosing a non-traditional color to create a refined look' in the boardroom/at the office. I think this suit in jungle green looks refined yet offers plenty of visual interest.
Over to you Babes, would you rock this at the office?
Until next time,

Monday, April 1, 2019

Freshly Picked

dress: HERE | belt: Banana Republic| shoes: DSW
Photography by A. Robinson

I received an invitation to attend a preview of Lane Bryant’s exclusive collection co-created with Rochelle Johnson of BeautiCurve two weeks ago. I am happy that I was able to attend! Not only did I get to see my Lane Bryant family, but I also got to sip & shop - what could be better than that?! This collection features a number of dresses, each wonderfully designed with SPRING in mind 😍 Thanks Rochelle!!! I tried on several dresses, however the one that I am wearing in today's post was my favorite by far - yall know how much I love wearing YELLOW! 
Isn't this hue simply gorgeous?!
Until next time,

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Color Bomb

sunnies: Free People| dress: c/o HERE + check out this one HERE| booties: ZARA
Photography by A. Robinson

Now that warmer temperatures have finally arrived, I am happily bringing out alllllll of the COLOR 😍
Take for instance this dress. It combines two of my loves... STRIPES + COLOR= WINNING 
It makes for an excellent transitional piece, its style and functionality is simply effortless.
Until next time,

Saturday, March 23, 2019

BEAUTY: My First Laser Treatment

This post was sponsored by LUTRONIC . All thoughts shared are my own.

One week ago I had my very first laser treatment, c/o LUTRONIC! 

Now that we have officially entered SPRING 2019, I jumped at the opportunity to treat some discoloration/pigmentation on my back, caused by a breakout a few years ago.

Lutronic Global and Renowned Dermatologist Dr. Gabriel offered me the LaseMD Experience - Its latest innovation allows physicians to offer non-ablative skin resurfacing, regardless of skin type or age with no downtime.It works by creating microchannels with minimal disruption to the stratum cornium while leaving bridges of untouched tissue for improved permeability, fast healing and reduced downtimes.

The LaseMD experience included: 
Numbing cream
Laser treatment
Serum ampoule to take home – composed of nano liposome technology, no artificial chemicals, no artificial fragrance, preservative free
Calming LaseMD Bio Cellulose Cream Mask – The specially formulated two-layer mask helps to cool and calm the skin.

I was pleasantly surprised by my experience Babes! IUpon arrival I was greeted by a red carpet entrance, hors d'oeuvres, and bottomless mimosas 😍I also had an opportunity to chat with the staff, discuss what I hoped the treatment would accomplish, and to ask a number of questions. Before receiving the treatment, numbing cream was applied to my back, about 15 minutes was allotted to make sure that the medication took effect. I don't know why, but in my head, I imagined that the laser would be applied from a distance, like over head-LOL! In actuality, it was applied directly to my skin with a small wand. It felt very warm, almost like a semi-hot iron. There was no pain, only a warm sensation. The entire treatment took less than 30 minutes. After my treatment ended, I was able to get dressed with ease and to leave. Later in the evening, I could feel the numbing treatment wearing off. However, I did not have any pain. I simply felt a warm sensation. 
Note: To truly treat pigmentation, 2-3 treatments are encouraged.

Dr. Zena H. Gabriel has over a decade of extensive integrated experience in medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and aesthetic treatments. As a board-certified dermatologist, she addresses skin health from a multi-dimensional perspective. Utilizing her signature formula, Dr. Zena analyzes the four distinct skin care qualities that comprise perfect skin: color, texture, volume and elasticity. Coupled with her fresh perspective and no-nonsense approach, Dr. Zena helps patients design customized treatment plans to meet their overall aesthetic goals.
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Until next time, 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Peppery Vermillion

sunnies: SOLD OUT| earrings: similar HERE| dress: c/o HERE 
shoes: similar HERE| bag: Kate Spade, similar HERE
Photography by A. Robinson

Happy 1st day of SPRING Babes!!!! Bright colors are made for sunny days, I took this orange beauty out for a spin last week, paired with cobalt blue and white.  This dress is such a delightfully bright hue, it's made from lightweight cotton. When you put it on, it adds an instant 'happiness factor'. I have no doubt that I will carry it right on over to summer w/o incident 😍
Until next time,

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring Things

sunnies: HERE| earrings: ZARA: jumpsuit: c/o HERE| shoes: similar HERE

Photography by A. Robinson

Now that SPRING-like temperatures have finally made an appearance, I am thrilled to bask in the sun in LIVING COLOR!!! How many times have I shared here that RED is my favorite color? Well, I'll share it again for special emphasis: RED IS MY FAVORITE COLOR!!! 
When I spotted this jumpsuit, I knew it was a must-have for my spring wardrobe! The color and the fit of it is LIFE! Did you notice the tie detailing on the sleeves? Or the peek-a-boo features in the back?! I am so infatuated with this jumpsuit, with my body in it, and my new haircut! πŸ˜‰
What is one of your spring must-have items?
Until next time,

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Boiler Suit

boiler suit: c/o HERE (-->Save $$ w/ code INMYJOIxSONCY)
Photography by A. Robinson

A boiler suit is defined as 'a one-piece protective garment worn for heavy manual work; coveralls'. 
The fashion industry has become obsessed with this workwear piece, designers have done a fab job in making it fashionable as well as practical. 
Similar to a jumpsuit, it's a piece that does all the werk, effortlessly. Think of days when you want a "look", but don't necessarily feel like putting any real effort into getting dressed. Roll out with a boiler suit!
This was my first time trying one out, I love its color & satin finish. I opted to style it up/dressy, however, I can equally see this dressed down and styled down/casually with a denim jacket & platform boots.
Over to you: Are you into boiler suits or other utilitarian takes on it?
Until next time,