Thursday, August 21, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to review a piece from If you aren't familiar with this brand, you'll want to take note, because they rock.

Long beloved by bloggers, eShakti goes beyond standard sizing to customize orders according to your measurements, as well as your preferred length and style. You can add or remove sleeves, adjust lengths and make the dress you like fit you the way you'd like it to.

I have written about eShakti for news pieces for media, but I've never actually gotten the chance to try a garment out for myself.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lost Files

Hey guys!

Just wanted to share a few outfits that didn't make the cut during the blogging process. I have a tendency to be a perfectionist about my clothes or my hair, so if something is off, I don't post the photos. It's silly probably, but it's true. But I wanted to share a few of those snaps that never made the cut from the spring and winter (pre-weave, haha).

Outfit details below.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Top: City Chic Online
Shoes: Kate Spade

Friday, July 25, 2014

Everyone may love to splurge now and then but even the most dedicated shoppers that I know love the thrill of a bargain. And I'm no different. There's nothing like finding the perfect dress and then realizing it's also within your budget.

I know how hard it can be to find clothing that's affordable and fun, but also looks expensive. I feel like I'm always on the hunt and sometimes it feels like I've exhausted my options. So the best feeling is finding a new place to shop that fills all of these qualities.

And I can definitely say that about Alloy Apparel.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Sometimes, all a girl needs is a simple white wall with a simple white outfit.

For years I thought I couldn't wear white. I still don't necessarily wear it often because I always stain it. But this has been the summer of me stepping outside of my usual box. I've been wearing white, and a lot of it. I've been wearing tons of SLEEVELESS, even as I find myself feeling self-conscious, and I've been experimenting with clothes I would normally look at and say "that wouldn't work on me."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

VLOG: Some thoughts on dieting, health and wellness

Hi guys!

I made this video mostly to keep myself accountable, because I'm really trying to change my habits for the better, once and for all. I don't take good enough care of myself and I'm so tired of going up and down in my weight. I am not 19 anymore and this yo-yo-ing is just not good at all.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Love

Last night, I went to such a beautiful wedding for a member of my family. It was truly a great celebration of love and happiness and I was so happy to be there.  But this is going to be a quick post as I am still recovering from the party, haha!

I wore this super stunning black gown from I ordered it from their "Asos Tall" line, because I knew I wanted it to not only be maxi length, but also have a bit of a flow on the bottom, a la a Michael Costello gown. It was such a red-carpet look and I got a million compliments on it. The pictures honestly don't do it justice.

The best part? It only cost $67. So you absolutely NEED to get this dress for your next event, especially if you want to break a few hearts, haha. Make sure you tag me in it if you do, so I can see how you rock yours!

Buy this dress here from Asos.

I hope you all had a beautiful holiday weekend.

Dress: Asos Tall
Necklace: Somewhere in my closet (it's old)
Bracelets: Aldo Stores
Belt: Maggie London (via
Clutch: Michael Kors

Monday, June 30, 2014

Wedding-Wear Solutions: Mother of the Bride

Hi beautiful people.

I know it's been a few days since my last post, but today I am doing the final look in my wedding-wear solutions series. Please excuse my delay, I was extremely tied up with showing the fall collection of TwentyFour20 at Full Figured Fashion Week (more on that later).

ANYWAY, sometimes it can be challenging as a mother of the bride or anyone looking for a slightly less juniors-look to find something to wear that is both appropriate and fun. I love a good matching cardigan-dress or suit ensemble just as much as the next gal but come on, sometimes they are just plain ridiculous in their frumpiness!

This green dress with a sheer-top and embellished waist from Marisota (the sister site to Simply Be) is absolutely fabulous and the perfect solution to your problem.