Sequins: Try anything with sequins but I love me a sequin top and jeans. Tip: For a little layering affect get a slouchy top and leave little black or white tank peeking out from underneath.
Go Monochromatic: Pick a color (I prefer black, white or gray) and wear it from head to toe. Not only is it super easy to throw together but it also has a slimming effect AND a expensive feel.
Add a Statement Necklace: This is the easiest and fool proof way to dress up any outfit. Wear your biggest boldest necklace over a turtleneck, with a button down or over simple white tee. Tip: Look for necklaces with mixture of bold and basic colors. This will give you more wiggle room when styling a casual outfit.
I LOVE all types of boots but whenever I see a cute pair of snow boots like these it makes me miss those cold winter days so much. The adorable lacing in the front makes them practical and stylish. Pair them over your favorite jeans, leggings or even a skirt with tights! A stylish winter must have for only $56. Check out how I’d wear them below!
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To say that I’m a hardcore TV watcher is a understatement and my DVR is filled to the max with all types of shows. Like a lot of people, I record shows but hold off on watching them so I can have a little marathon at the end of each season. Right now one of the shows that I just currently got caught up with is the sexy VH1 hit Single Ladies. Since I’m a fan VH1 sent me the new Single Ladies ebook series that accompanies the show. For those of you who are missing out, get ready to get sucked right in! Single Ladies is set in Atlanta and centers on three friends with completely different perceptions of relationships, sex and of course love. Think Sex and The City with a ton more drama!
The Single Ladies e-book is set up as a season 2 finale and season 3 premier connector which not only serves to get you caught up on the show and hooked, but for die-hard fans like me it’s a great quick fix in between seasons. The e-book that is available on
In celebration of the ebooks launch VH1 will ALSO be hosting a sweepstakes giving away the new eBooks and Single Ladies inspired Cocotique Beauty Boxes!
Cocotique is a beauty sample box subscription that is catered to women of color and diverse ethnic backgrounds with products that were made exclusively for them.
VH’1s first hour-long scripted series, Single Ladies, returns for a third season on January 6th at 9/8c. This romantic comedy stars LisaRaye McCoy (Keisha), Denise Vasi (Raquel) and Charity Shae (April)- Three best friends with different philosophies on love, sex and relationships, proving not all women have the same sex drives. The modern, sexy series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music and celebrity explores the women’s different approaches to relationships.
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I’m Quoted On ShopStyle & PopSugar: Read How Fashion Influencers Justify Their Shopping, and Play the Game
We all have our little ways of justifying a major buy, an impulse buy or maybe even a shopping trip used as retail therapy. I know I have tons of excuses and reasons for why I buy what I buy and Shopstyle & Popsugar quoted me! Check it out on
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a die hard beauty junkie! Last time I had the opportunity to review the Yesstyle Beauty Box it included a sample of the Juicy Mask Sheets but this time I got an entire box of the Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask. The pack includes 10 masks that you apply for 20-30 minutes. I was really looking forward to trying this black pearl mask out because my skin has been struggling lately. I’ve tried a variety of products like and they all work for a couple of days and then it’s back to my stressed out, dry, exhausted broken out skin. It’s a combo of the confusing weather here in Florida and my pregnancy hormones – not fun! Anyway, when I put on the black pearl mask the first thing I noticed was how soothing and almost relaxing (no mask will ever make me relax 100% percent lol) it was after it was applied and the generous amount of serum is a also a plus. I’ve tried a lot of mask and it’s either sticky or dries out too quickly.
I decided not to do the mask every day to determine whether or not the effect would last longer than 24 hours and it did! In between I didn’t use anything other than my facial wash and my skin was still soft and moisturized but more importantly it didn’t look dull. Tip: Make sure you pull your hair back and place mask in place to get the serum evenly spread out. At a little over a dollar each its definitely worth a try if you’re looking to pamper yourself and give your skin a little boost. Not sure which mask to try first? Then give the special mask set a try. It comes with a variety of different mask to give you a chance to test them all out for only $15. For more info on the
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I’m a huge fan of cardigans especially oversized ones with a pattern like this one with a diamond print (click here to see the last one featured) . They give any outfit a layered more polished look while still maintaining a comfy casual look. Perfect for ANYONE and can be worn with jeans and a tee, over a little black dress or over a head toe black look. This particular cardigan has a vintage feel that makes it look way more expensive than $45 and can definitely be worn a ton of times right through spring!
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After a lot of thought and consideration I’ve decided to start a more personal blog documenting everything from styles that I crave, styles that I wear and even styles that my boys wear, to home decor, music, dancing and cooking (just kidding I hate cooking – it’s more of what I like to eat). Fashiongrail is my baby and will continue to grow as my website but I wanted an outlet to share the many other sides of me like being a mom among a ton of other things. For my first post I decided to do a 2013 outfit recap. It’s something much more than just outfits to me; it’s more of a reminder of what I’ve accomplished personally, on Fashiongrail and now on this new journey with a new baby and new site.
It still needs a lot of work but I wanted to get it started before the new year Check it out here – www.stylishcravings.com.
SO happy I can still squeeze into this black dress and my favorite white blazer. Love the black and white combo for an evening look and the red bag for a pop of color. I’ll definitely have this red bag in hand a lot during the holidays. Wondering why I’m rocking the animal print heels a lot lately? They’re one of the very few heels that still fit me comfortably. Thank God I love them. 🙂
Shoes are comfy for about 20 minutes. Had to put them aside to finish taking pictures. Good thing I packed my flats inside my bag 🙂
What I’m Wearing: Black dress from Forever21 (similar version
With January fast approaching, you’d better make sure your wardrobe’s well-equipped to handle the cold weather – and preferably in style. Let’s take a look at what’s in this winter:
Grey on grey
A velvet blazer helps ramp up the style and sophistication of any outfit, as Ron Burgundy knows all too well. Seriously, though, this is a great embellishment for those who want to make a bigger impact – and if you don’t want to go all the way with it, a velvet tie or bow tie gives you a pop of the trend without going overboard.
Military-style coats are as popular as they’ve ever been – from parkas to trench and duffel coats, they look fantastic and do a good job of keeping you toasty, too. Take a look at
Another strong trend this year is wrapping up like you’re off to Antarctica for a few months, rather than nipping to the corner shop for a packet of crisps. As
Christmas jumpers are all well and good, but if you really want to hop on board the knitwear train, make it stripey. Pair a striped jumper with ripped jeans and a leather jacket for a grungey outfit that’s as warm as it is trendy, or go with some cosy corduroy trousers for a cuddlier look.
Stylish stocking stuffers under $25!
A girl can never have to many lip glosses or lip balms. These adorable lip balm balls by Twist & Pout are only $3.99. They leave lips silky smooth and make a great key chain for the holidays.
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This stylish phone case has a removable strap that turns into a fun cuff. Tons of styles to choose from and only $25.
I love to have some perfume handy all the time and these scented pencil gift set is perfect to slip into any bag. Comes in a set with four different frangrances.
Check your makeup and write a to do list all at once with this glam memo pad gift set for only $9.99.
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Who doesn’t love a cute phone case? Here’s another one of my favorite cases for only $9.99 at Forever21.com.
This faux fur scarf is slighty larger than most stocking stuffers but it will definitely be a hit! Roll it up and tie it up with a pretty headband for extra glam.
Classic red polish will be loved by any fashionista.
Butter London Bed Red – $19 at