Friday, December 21, 2018

Sparkle Away

dress: c/o HERE -->Save $$ w/ code INMYJOIxSONCY
shoes: old, another option HERE

Hey Babes!!! I'm back in another sparkly number (previous post HERE) 😊 
Let's just say that I will be rocking a few sequin pieces before this year ends...
About this one: Isn't it clear?! This dress is party ready! I ABSOLUTELY love the fit (I'm wearing a size 0) and the overall style aesthetic 😍 Stripes, sequins, and a thigh-high split- what's not to love? TBH, the high split caught me off guard...based on the images online, I expected more coverage...Nonetheless, I was not deterred! I added in a slip for added coverage 😉 Personal style is all about improvising according to your needs and preferences. 
Like this number? Save when you use code INMYJOIxSONCY at checkout!
Until next time,

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Time to Shine, featuring LANE BRYANT

Stone Cluster Hoop Earrings: c/o HERE 
Sequin Fit & Flare Faux Wrap Dress: c/o HERE  
Tall Ankle-Strap Heel: c/o HERE

This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. All opinions shared belong solely to me.

If there's a particular month of the year where sequins and glittery glam is considered amongst dressing norms, I'd definitely have to say it is DECEMBER! Yes, the season to sparkle and shine is NOW! After work affairs, cocktail hours, dinner parties... you get my drift... they all provide fabulous opportunities to rock sequin items with ease.
I'm excited to partner up with Lane Bryant this month to showcase a gorgeous option for your next dressy affair: A stunning sequin fit & flare faux wrap dress. I love its beautiful rose gold hue, high-low hem, and cascading ruffle which accentuates the faux wrap closure. It comes with a nice black grosgrain ribbon belt. I tied mine in a bow, because, well you know - I love feminine details 😍
This dress is a total statement piece on its own accord - I kept accessories to a minimum by adding in matching rose gold stone cluster hoop earrings and a classic black ankle-strap heel. The earrings are super lightweight and a perfect match. The classic heel is an easy add-on and super versatile.
Thinking out loud: If temperatures were a bit cooler and or I wanted to give this dress a more casual flow, I'd style it with a black blazer (topped with a furry scarf), and black OTK boots 😉
Over to you Babes: How would you style this beauty?
Until next time,

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sleeve Patrol

earrings: Free People (these are super cute too)| dress: c/o HERE| suede pumps: DSW

It's no secret that I l❤ve an off the shoulder number (see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE just for starters), the fact that this festive dress is adorned with colorful stripes and fabulous statement sleeves makes it all the better. I consider it perfect for a cocktail themed event and or a night out on the town. 
Initially, I planned to style it with black sandals... but at the last minute I decided to play up the turquoise colored stripes by adding in matching statement earrings (that I've never worn) and a classic suede pump. 
I totally love how this look came together, I'm looking forward to wearing this fit out on the town 😉


Monday, December 3, 2018


Dress: c/o HERE + Save $$ w/ code INMYJOIxSONCY
Photography by A. Robinson

I cannot believe we've made it to chapter 12 of 12 of the saga that was 2018 Babes! 
Nonetheless, HERE WE ARE!!! 
For many of us, this month will be full of events like: get-togethers, after work affairs, happy hours, holiday parties, and so on. Thinking about what to wear?! You know I am -LOL! Let's call it an occupational hazard...
The animal print number featured in today's post is an excellent choice for cocktail hours, and even after 5 themed events 😉 Save when you use code INMYJOIxSONCY.
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fall is in the Air

sunnies: similar HERE| denim jacket: Michael Kors, similar HERE| dress: c/o HERE| shoes: old| purse: Coach, vintage - another option HERE

Cooler temperatures have arrived in Southern California. In fact, rain is in the forecast imminently 😨
I really do enjoy the rain 😍 Unfortunately, I don't enjoy driving in it alongside millions of people who don't know how to drive in dry conditions let alone wet conditions...
Nonetheless, it is crystal clear that a fall-like feel has settled into the air. I'm transitioning my summery pieces into fall-ready attire. An easy way to do that? Add in denim 😉 
I love pairing florals with denim, today's look is an easy take on fall style in a mild climate. If the temps were lower than say 65 degrees Fahrenheit, I'd add socks with my sandals ❤
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ruffles Redone

sunnies: HERE| leather moto: similar HERE
tulle ruffle top: similar HERE & HERE| tulle ruffle midi skirt: HERE
shoes: Michael Kors, old

Photography by A. Robinson

This is my favorite time of the year Babes!!! Why? Party-wear inspired pieces ABSOLUTELY SATURATE the fashion scene, there is so much to choose from 😍😍😍 In fact, as I shared with you last year, this is the best time of year to stock up on frilly, feminine, over the top fashions! Think ahead, what summer events you plan to attend, what would you like to wear on vacation, and so on! Typically when those moments arise, you cannot find exactly what you're looking for: NOW IS THE TIME!
I kept a close eye on Atlantic Pacific's collaboration launch with Nordstrom. As soon as the items hit the site, I went in to claim this fabulously feminine tiered tulle skirt. It is a DREAM Babes! I can't wait to rock it this season, and every season for that matter! In my mind, I picture myself wearing it next summer with a cute white bralette top or halter...I can even picture it paired with RED...Come through SUMMER 2019 - I'm ready for you!!!
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Discover FALL

dress: HERE| belt bag: HERE| shoes: c/o HERE

Do you like camouflage prints? I do! I spotted this number online and especially liked the red floral print that is intertwined throughout. Immediately I added it to my virtual basket.
When it arrived, I was pleased that the fit was exactly as I envisioned (I'm wearing a size 1X). I wanted to style it with a thin red belt, but decided to step outside of my comfort zone and style it with a red fanny pack instead...
Full disclosure: When fanny packs first made a comeback, I was not impressed! I didn't like them when I was younger, and I'm still not completely smitten with them...However, I do like the modified version: Belt bags. So cute! The difference between the two is usually a slim, sleek design. I set about finding a red one for this dress, but to no avail. You know how it is when you are looking for something specific? You can't find it anywhere! So I settled on a  red fanny pack... Since this one was under $20, I won't feel bad at all if its time with me is brief... When it comes to incorporating trendy pieces, I opt for fast fashion stores. However for quality, classic pieces, I prefer to go high end 😉
Until next time,

Friday, November 2, 2018

Event Recap | RALPH LAUREN Women in Film Panel Event

Earrings: Kate Spade| Dress Eliza J.| Shoes: Steve Madden

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to attend the WOMAN by RALPH LAUREN Women in Film Panel Event. The panel was moderated by Lisa Ling, Executive Producer and Host of This is Life on CNN. 
Panel members included Stephanie Allain, Zoe Lister-Jones, Catt Sadler, and Sanaa Lathan.
The event was held at The Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. The discussion centered around some of the challenges a woman faces working in the film industry and some of the progress that has been made to date. Panel members also shared the importance of women genuinely supporting one another and serving as a mentor whenever possible.  I thoroughly enjoyed the lively and informative discussion! 

Check out a few interesting facts on each of the women who served on the panel:

Lisa Ling
Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life on CNN, now in its sixth season. For five seasons prior, Ling executive produced and hosted Out America on OWN. She was also a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline. She was the first female host of National Geographic’s flagship show, Explorer.  Ling is the co-author of Mother, Sister. Daughter, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura. In 2014, President Obama appointed Ling to the Commission on White House Fellowships.

Stephanie Allain
Stephanie Allain produces award-winning films by women and writer-directors of color that make headlines, launch careers and shape the cultural landscape. In 1990, she supervised John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Columbia Pictures, where she worked for a decade bringing underrepresented filmmakers to the studio. Allain founded Homegrown Pictures in 2003 and produced Hustle & Flow, Something New, Beyond the Lights, Dear White People, among others. She sits on the board of Women In Film, is a founding member of ReFrame and teaches at the USC Peter Stark Producing Program.

Zoe Lister-Jones
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
Zoe Lister-Jones is a quadruple threat, working as an actor, director, writer and producer, and currently starring opposite Colin Hanks on CBS’ Life in Pieces. In 2017, she released her directional debut, Band Aid, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Lister-Jones wrote the pilot Woman Up, which she will executive produce alongside Liz Meriwether and Jason Winer for ABC. Additionally, she wrote and produced Consumed; wrote, executive produced and starred in Fox Searchlight’s feature Lola Versus; and co-wrote, produced and starred in the indie comedy, Breaking Upwards. She also starred on Broadway opposite Jeff Goldblum in Seminar, and opposite Johnny Galecki in The Little Dog Laughed.

Catt Sadler
Journalist, Activist, Tastemaker
Catt Sadler is a three-time Emmy-winning journalist with twenty years of on-air experience. She is well renowned for her work on E! Entertainment where she spent more than a decade contributing to E! News, E! News Weekend, Daily Pop, Live From E! and a myriad of network specials. After choosing to leave E! over a wage gap issue and receiving an outpouring of support, Catt became a prominent voice for the Time’s Up movement. She has spent much of her energy in recent months contributing to the cause by taking part in the L.A. Women’s March and speaking at the Equal Pay Day Rally at City Hall in New York. Championing women has always been her passion.

Sanaa Lathan
Actor, Producer
Sanaa Lathan can currently be seen starring in the Netflix film Nappily Ever After, which she co-produced with Marc Platt. She can also be seen on Showtime’s The Affair playing the tough-as-nails school principal, Janelle Wilson. A truly diverse actress who has proven herself capable of winning acclaim in any genre, some of Sanaa’s film credits include Love & Basketball, Out of Time, Contagion, and the ensemble classic, The Best Man, which remains one of the top ten highest grossing African American films in history. Sanaa has also received a Tony Award nomination for her work on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. Next, she will be seen in the feature film Native Son, a modern-day adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic novel.

I hope you enjoyed this recap Babes!
Until next time,