Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gladiator Trend

Hi beauties!

The gladiator sandal trend is really in this spring and summer. I feel like this trend comes and goes every other year.  I recently made a purchase from Just Fab, which I will post below.  After seeing a picture of Kourtney Kardashian and how she style her knee-high gladiator sandals, I was sold!  

Below I have I have some styling options.  I would definitely pair knee-high gladiators with a flowy romper or dress with a chic floppy hat and structured sunglasses.  Also, I have two options, an affordable version from Forever 21 and a designer version from Stuart Weitzman.  Both are pretty much identical, would you save or splurge?

Gladiator Trend

The Just Fab pair I ordered $40.

Kourtney Kardashian wearing knee-high gladiator sandals. ( I will definitely be stealing this look! )

Chriselle from The Chriselle Factor

Rachel Parcell from Pink Peonies

Topshop jump suit
$59 -

Blue romper

Hippie hat
$37 -

Circle sunglasses
amazon.comThe Chriselle FactorPink Peonies

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Workout Gear

Hi beauties! 

I have put myself on a 10-week challenge. I will be completing T25 Beta and Gamma, which are each five weeks, in addition to running and strength training with my trainer. I will also use the Shred eating program, by Dr. Ian Smith.  I'm on week one, day four and I'm excited about the results I will see. Summer is right around the corner and I want to look amazing in a bikini, crop top and cut-off shorts. I'm doing this for myself, I know I'm not a big girl, but I'm uncomfortable at the weight I'm at.  My goal is to lose at least 10-15 pounds, tone and gain muscle.  I will post my results as the weeks go by. Remember, if you have a goal in mind, stick to it and it will happen!

I created a cute workout outfit for inspiration for all my fit chicks! Who doesn't like to look cute while working out?!?! ( I do! Even though I get sweaty.)

Workout Gear

Monday, April 7, 2014

Girls Day Out

Hi beauties!

My friend Tatianah invited me for brunch and to see the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit at the Chicago Museum.  We went to my favorite brunch spot, Batter and Berries, located on the north side of Chicago.  If you live in Chicago or come to visit, you must check it out.  When you arrive, you will have to wait, but trust me the food is worth the wait! Batter and Berries specializes in French Toast, they showcase a limited edition flavor every week.  This past week's flavor was Oreo cookie, but the regular flavors included carmel, strawberry and blueberry.  The carmel french toast is to die for!  You don't need any syrup, the french toast at Batter and Berries is made to be eaten without syrup.  The restaurant offers other options such as, a chicken and sweet potato stuffed waffle, omlettes and crab cakes.  To top everything off, the restaurant is B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bottle).

After brunch we headed over to The Chicago Museum.  This was my first time ever going and it was really cool to get to see the history of Chicago.  If you're interested in going, there is a $7 Groupon for admission.  Our main reason for going was to see the Ebony Fashion Fair 50th Anniversary exhibit.  The exhibit was beyond amazing!  Me, being the fashion addict that I am, was blown away by all the couture gowns and suits that have influenced Ebony Fashion Fair.  What I loved most of all were the manniquins.  The manniquins were all different shades and depicted gorgeous African American women. Ebony was the first magazine to show African Americans in high fashion.  The Fashion Fair, fashion show was created to show that African American women could wear these fashions and look just as good as other women.The exhibit showcased such designers as, Oscar De La Renta, Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Emmanuel Ungaro, Yves St. Laurent and more. Check out some of the pictures I took (even though we weren't supposed to take them. Shhhh...).

The Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit will be traveling to other cities, so check and see if it's coming to a city near you!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Perfect Spring Outfit

Happy April! So, it's beginning to feel more like Spring here in the midwest and I'm so excited to build my wardrobe for the season.  Here's a quick everyday outfit that anyone can put together with what you already have in your closet.

Happy Spring shopping!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Under $50

So, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I have put together a gift guide under $50 for her.  Even if you don't have that special person in your life, spend Valentine's Day with close friends and go out on a group date or girls night. Valentine's Day is such a cute Holiday to get all dolled up in red or pink and eat sweets and enjoy the ones you love!  

Check out some gift ideas below!

Coach wristlet 
Forever 21 phone case
Victoria's Secret perfume set
Victoria's Secret makeup case
Forever 21 lounge set
Forever 21 LOVE stacked ring set
Asos bag
Sephora lip set
Sephora makeup brush set