Monday Motivation | Work your Dreams
Life Tip: SPEAK your dreams into existence and then WORK them! I had one of the best weekends of my life thanks to @saks#saksbeautyfavoritethings panel and the support of my friends and family from all over the country (literally). Sometimes things are moving so quickly you don't take time to really reflect about what doors God just opened for you. But those doors don't open without *persistence* *consistency* & *resilience*.
Style Tip: About this dress. ✨Velvet✨Just do it. There's a color and style that works for you this holiday season. Trust me, especially if you want to turn heads 😉 And if you need help let me know :) I found this @maje stunner in 25 minutes @saks after an early morning wardrobe malfunction before my panel. When hiccups end up working in your favor 💃🏾🙌🏿!
Stay tuned...all week I'll be sharing my FAVORITE beauty, skincare and fragrance tips and tricks from the panel. Beijos! 💋
Join me at Saks in Union Square SF to learn about my Favorite Things this Holiday Season on December 2nd!
Hola friends and family!
I had the honor of representing Microsoft at the Museum of the African Diaspora's (MOAD) annual fundraiser ball where I was finally able to wear black tie in San Francisco (my heart is longing for more reasons to dress up...stay tuned for ways on how we are going to fix that soon!).
I decided to go with a classic color palette of black and white...but with a few creative twists to still make it me :) To balance the classic full A line stripped Badly Mischka skirt [yes this is a not a dress!] I wanted to find a top to spice things up.
Did I say this was not a dress? Well I mean the entire look is not a dress. But I did manage to turn a fun sheer, pearl studded dress from Zara into a top to complete my entire look. Yes - you can find something similar here for less than $40.
Instead of adding the color pop (because there always has to be a color pop!) with my shoes, I decided to opp for color with my earrings since I was wearing a crown braid. I highly suggest a great dangly pair that will help frame and highlight your face. I found these at Neiman Marcus Last Call for $15. Amen.
See you on the dance floor!
Happy Sunday Beautiful people!
I just watched the best clip from Actress Olivia Spencer shared by one of my besties, Jericka (soon to be Dr. Knox) and I knew I needed to share it immediately.
Check it out here!
As Olivia said the journey you take from here on it will be led by you. Don't let that scare you...instead let it liberate you.
Sit on that thought for a few. How does that make you feel? Can you reinvision what you can accomplish?
Life is a mess. This summer has been filled with so many amazing blessings I can't even believe half of them when I sit back and think on it. So although life is a mess...it also encompasses the beauty and pain of this beautiful 🎢 and you get to wake up every day and decide where you want it to take you.
Hello beautiful people!
Have you ever experienced the peak of creative flow? When you are in the zone and feel alive from the energy you are putting out...those moments are electrifying, right? I was fortunate to be able to experience that last Saturday hosting Bloomingdale's fall denim fashion show in San Francisco.
I've been challenging myself to be more vulnerable and by sharing more creative passions with my friends, doors have continued to open that I never imagined.
Message: Fearlessly chase your dreams. You won't regret it.
Style Tip: Alice & Olivia - Designed Stacey Bendet is my spirit animal, vibrant and bold! I decided to rock her designs from head to toe for this fashion show for 3 reasons.
Stay tuned for more fall trends.
I'm SO excited to host Bloomingdale's fall denim fashion show here in San Francisco at Westfield Mall and I would LOVE to see you there!
There will be a DJ, bubbly, and bites to keep you entertained as we highlight the hottest trends of the season for both men and women.
And last, but not least there will be a special in-store promotion for attendees.
p.s. You'll also get a personal flavor of my aesthetic as I'll be working with the Bloomies visual team to style our models.
p.p.s. #bts details...when you put positive energy and your deepest desires into the atmosphere the sky is truly the limit! Be bold, be fearless - pursue what makes you happy!
This breeze, this city, this vista
🚨News flash ladies - after 10 years since my first visit to Zara with Christina in Sevilla I've finally found a pair of their jeans that fit my body 🙌🏿! Ladies (especially my curvy loves) you know it took some squatting...and jumping...and tugging but I made it into this fab pair of white skinny jeans...which brings me to my...
Style Tip: Everyone needs a good pair of white jeans. I recommend a great flared or skinny pair for the season. And if you want to show of your skinnies with a great pair of strappy heels don't be afraid to cuff them👌🏾
Top: Banana Republic
Reset. Refresh. Repeat.
This weekend was tough. And in order to be your best self, self care is key. Mine recently included QT with my girls, who've become the sisters I've always wanted. Woke af, intelligent, beautiful inside and out...let's just say inspiration overflows whenever we get together. And some 🏊🏾 time never hurts 😜Which brings me to my...
Style Tip: One piece swimsuit ingredients for success = material + cut.
A great one piece bathing suit deserves the same thoughtfulness as a great bikini. Material and cut, depending on your body shape are critical. This high leg one piece from @topshop delivered for me on both fronts.
Unfortunately this one is sold out online, but here's a similar two piece option with the same fabric and design. Also they have a BOMB final clearance sale online NOW. Thank me later if you find any great pieces :-)
📸: Nene I
Style Tip: Working with in store stylists can result in some amazing wins - so try on what they're recommending! How many of you steer clear of stylists or salespeople in stores offering help? I know, I know...I do too sometimes; But I have to admit when you find one that really has a great eye you'll end up finding amazing pieces that you may have otherwise overlooked.
This dress for instance from @bananarepublic, I immediately overlooked it because I didn't think it would do anything for my body and I wasn't sure about the volume on top. Buy my stylist at Banana said trust me - just try it on. And you know I LOVE a good color pop...and viola - this is one of my favorite finds of the season. And it has pockets 🙌🏿*snaps*🙌🏿
#peachplease by @mentedcosmetics is giving me the perfect summer lip shade this Monday morning. Just a light pop to go with my orange frock ;-)
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Melanin queen, with high expectations who only knows how to do the most.