Saturday, August 27, 2016

T-Shirt Dress & Pom Pom Sandals Outfit







DRESS // SANDALS // CLUTCH // SUNGLASSES ( use code CHICSTER)
I was in the checkout line at my local Forever 21 I think I went to look for an Accessory didnt find it. So I pursued the underwhelming Plus Size section and found a dress which I didnt end up getting. Out of  the corner of my eye I saw another customer holding up this Tshirt dress and I immediately stopped and ask her where she found the dress. Everyone I mean everyone needs a Tshirt dress in their life and here are 5 reasons why. 

They are like PJ's you can wear outside so comfy. 
They are pretty affordable so stock up.
They can be worn year round and transition well.  
They are low maintenance, typically durable and have easy care instructions. 
Finally they can be styled a variety of ways dressed up or down.

I think the main reason I wanted this Dress was because of its mustard color. I just have a soft spot for the color it pairs well with pastels like mint and even jewel tones like emerald. If your following me on Instagram or Snapchat you know that I literally stalked these Zara Sandals all summer (they are currently $30 off). So I knew I had to pair the dress with them. FYI the sandals run long but narrow.  

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To finish off the look I choose a current fave & frugal find my Red clutch (still under $20 Here).  I can totally see the Dress paired with Slip-ons and a Flannel on the waist in the fall or with Boots and heavy Outerwear come winter.  Finally you can easily pair the Dress with heeled Open Toed Booties or Flats like I've done.

SHOP FALL 


 In other news we reached 5K on YouTube & I am celebrating with a Giveaway. If you took my #Nsale survey your automatically entered I really appreciated the feedback. Also dont forget to do your back to school/fall shopping with Ebates (sign up Here) cause you can shop & earn triple cash back this week. 
 Finally if you will be in the DC area labor day weekend come see me Here

Sunday, August 21, 2016

An Open Letter + An Outfit : Off Shoulder Top & Lace Midi Skirt







SKIRT // TOP // SUNGLASSES (use code CHICSTER)  // PUMPS // HAT // CLUTCH
Boater Hats and Neck Scarfs definitely caught my eye this summer but as we know fall is literally here and Ive started to gravitate towards monochrome. So when I saw this Hat at Target for only $14 and it fit my large head. I knew it would easily transition with me in to fall. If your following me on Snapchat you'll know I live in headscarves , hats & Sunnies. I just have little tolerance for hair when its humid outside, so I knew this hat would get some wear. 

Tip: Love neutrals keep them from being basic by pairing them with a splash of color and or print

This outfit was definitely inspired by Blaire from Atlantic Pacific she is a Veteran in the blogger game and if your style is on the girly side then she is a must follow.As far as the rest of this look, I picked up the Skirt from Charlotte Russe plus (see what else I picked up Here) the "Top" is actually a romper from Asos, shoes are my trusty Aldo Leo Pumps which I will be retiring soon because I got These for only $24. 
If you want to know more about what Ive purchased or have eye on go Here. Finally my Clutch is from Zara from a few seasons ago. As I said earlier I tend to be gravitate towards neutral so a rule I live by is to always add color & print to my looks.

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Ive been reflecting alot lately as some of you may know I turned the big three O this year. Specifically Ive been thinking about this blog/business where I am going with it. I love that this platform (digital Space) allows me to share what I love & to be a resource but the truth is that it takes alot of work. While doing all of this I still have to juggle my commitments to my employer, husband, child, self and "this" has taken its pound of flesh from all these areas of my life especially my sleep.  

So Ive been reflecting on things like, growth , sustainability, building a team etc. I know at some point I will have to make some big decisions. Sorry for how cryptic this is I am just sharing whats in my head right now. 

ON MY RADAR


To my fellow momreprenuers if you have any tips tricks on how to balance, build a team etc definitely leave it in the comments. Also I am looking to collab with other creatives in the Baltimore area,email me Here. In other news I have something super exciting to share but I am waiting for the Ok. So stay tuned for that!!!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

The CurvesRockWeekend Experience



 I had the pleasure of attending the annual Curves Rock Weekend in Baltimore for the second time, and I actually vlogged the entire weekend so Subscribe on YouTube for that . The entire weekend was made even more eventful because I had the Mazda3 with me (see review Here).

Curves & Cufflinks Mixer prize presentation


For those who are unaware Curves Rock Weekend is an event that focuses on empowering women and promoting healthy lifestyles by taking a holistic approach from the inside-out. They understand that women feel better when they feel good about themselves internally so their mission is to empower and build healthy women both mentally and physically.
The Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch panel



 I started of the weekend on Friday by attending the Curves and Cufflinks mixer hosted by Ashley Stewart. It was a networking event with industry leaders, models, designers, and bloggers. On Saturday I attended the The Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch a celebration of curvy women in the community and after the brunch I perused the The Curves Rock Expo. 

Founders




Finally I attended the main event on Saturday night The Curves Rock Fashion Show  featuring designer Carl Troger of Alek Risminic Couture. Overall the fashion show was splendid; especially the collection by True Diva Designs. I was also pleasantly surprised by Ashley Stewart's upcoming offerings. I also got a chance to meet Denise Caldwell TV personality & stylist to the stars as well as to reconnect with Kim from naturallyfashionable. 


Denise Caldwell Curvy Women Who Rock Award Recipient 

Models &Ashley Stewart Team


If your following me on Snapchat (Supplechic) you would have seen how hilarious the host Lonnie B. was. I love attending fashion events like this especially when they are local, and give back to the community. I just want to thank the CRWK team for having me again this year!!