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‘Tis The Season for Wedding Planning

It’s engagement season!

Are you in planning mode already?

Need help with the extras for the big day?

No problem!

 

Whether you’re the bride, the groom, the wedding planner, or wearing ALL three hats, there’s a new site ready to help! Forever Wedding Favors! Forever Wedding Favors has all of the cute and festive favors for your guests that’ll be sure to be a memorable gift to them. Items can be purchased in bulk and delivered to you FOR FREE with purchases over $75. One stop shopping makes your to-do list even shorter!

 

Here are a just a few of their items ready to go!

 

 

 

Bear Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers

 

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Bottle Opener

This awesome wedding favor can be customized! The label of the wine bottle opener can truly become your own personal gift to your guests.

 

 

 

Mini Gumball Machine

 

 

 

Tie The Knot Wine Stopper

 

 

 

Antique Typewriter Keys (Magnets)

 

 

And a plethora of other items just waiting for your special event!

 

The good people at Forever Wedding Favors have made it super easy to find what you need. You can search for specific items and even by the theme of the wedding/event you’re planning. For example, I love candles and especially this set:

Searching for all the candles is really easy because all the candle favors are in one spot. 

 

After scouring the Forever Wedding Favors site (the shopaholic in me of course), I’ve found that lots of the items can be used for any event you’re planning. Most importantly: a girls night, birthday party, family gathering, etc. I love a good site that offers customers lots of products and plenty of ideas. Also, favors can be personalized like their sets of stationary. Be sure to check it out!

 

 

(Products pictured given for honest review.)

Wednesday Wants: Christmas Shopping Gift Guide

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a minute or five, apologies for my absence but your girl has been BUSY (plus a break from all things social media is always nice.) No worries, I’m back and hope you’ve been doing well while I was away.

So, what’s a good way to ease back into writing and sharing? By helping everyone out with their Christmas shopping of course!

Instead of our regular Wednesday Wants wish list, here’s some of the things I adore that’ll be sure to be awesome gifts for anyone on your shopping list!

Are YOU ready?



Let’s jump into it, shall we…

 

Let’s start with the person on your list that isn’t into fashion or you aren’t sure what they like:  You can always get old faithful e.g. a gift card OR you can go the humanitarian route and make a donation in their name to their favorite charity. My favorite charities involve those that are animal helping, environment saving, and/or keeping the homeless fed & warm. There are plenty across the world to donate to so choosing one will be simple.

Here’s my fave furry friend enjoying the gift of Bark Box last year. Psst! Pets love gifts too!

 

 

Now if your Christmas shopping list includes the girl who loves fashion as well as charity, the following ideas are for you (and her!)

 



 

2018 is the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse and the celebration is happening at Disney Parks around the globe and on ShopDisney.com.  As a lover of everything Disney, the items that follow are the cutest things EVER and I want them all…they’ll also be the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list.

These Beats by Dre Apple headphones are a must have! Not only are they functional because they’re cordless but they’re super cute!

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones – $329.95

 

Socks. Yes, SOCKS! Everyone needs socks and why not get some colorful fun socks?! I probably have way more socks than I’ll ever need but every time I see a really cute pair, I end up getting them. These particular socks come as a set with a matching box for each pair, advent calendar style! (FYI, they also have a mens set and I’d get those too because…double the cuteness!)

Disney Socks Advent Calendar Gift Set – $39.95




 

This single serve coffee maker comes WITH the special edition mug and it’s under 30 bucks! You get to save money and give the coffee lover in your life the perfect gift!

Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Single Serve Coffee Maker – $24.95

 

You can’t go wrong with jewelry. Even better…personalized with the receivers birthstone. Just make sure you get the right month lol aquamarine if they’re a March baby like me!

Mickey Mouse Birthstone Necklace – $56.95

I could, quite possibly, list every item on Shop Disney but I’ll spare those non-Disney fanatics. 




 

Moving right along…

It’s winter and some of us love a little luxe to go along with our snow

River Island Plus Faux Leather Biker Jacket – $103 ASOS Curve

 

Because being cute yet comfortable is a thing! This two-piece pant set from Premme comes in several colors including a sunshine bright yellow! Some sizes & colors are sold out but you can add your email to the wait list…trust me, do it.

Marissa Wrap Top – $59   Marissa Pant– $72

 

 

Eva Off The Shoulder Dress by Poetic Justice – $68

 

Shoes. Bags. Enough said.

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL – $995

 

Journee Collection Zinia – $54.99

 

Journee Collection Adley – $49




 

Thank GOD stacked and chunky heels are back and still in for 2019! Listen, I love heels. I love wearing them, I love how they look, love how my calves look in a sexy stiletto but let’s face it… we (I) can’t wear skinny heels everyday or even every time I go out without wanting to take them off and slip on those emergency flats because of the pain! These are for my chunky heel lovers:

For everyday/on the go/at work/just don’t want my feet to hurt and look cute at the same time heel

FYI: They come in red.

And here you see how cute they’re styled with a fishnet sock and I’m here for it!

Christian Louboutin Marimalus Spike Heel Pump – $895

And because it’s bootie season…

Suzi Folk – $1,195




 

If I’m going give into the crazy, clunky, old people sneaker trend, it’s going to be stylish fall into the trend of the masses. Thankfully Steve Madden gets me and made this ‘Cliff’ sneaker. There a TON of colorways to pick from and these three a just a few…

Cliff by Steve Madden – $99

Speaking of Steve Madden

BKAIA in Blush – $68              BKWEEN in Black – $68

A few of these items may be on sale starting Black Friday. Even if going out into the the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday isn’t your thing, you can easily grab these things online in the comfort of your own home in your PJ’s! I’ll be clicking the keyboard keys with you in hopes of grabbing some of these items on sale.

Hopefully I’ve covered all the ladies on your shopping list…just remember, If I like all of these…pretty sure she’ll LOVE them!

Wednesday Wants: #PrideMonth Edition

Celebrating the whole month because June is Pride Month!

Shout out to every LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) person around the world!

It’s always nice, supportive, and fun to celebrate EVERYONE!  Whether we know someone who identifies or not…let’s simply be proud and appreciate each other. Even though we’re now two weeks into Pride Month, it’s never too late to show some color.

Below, I found a few cute things that might tickle your rainbow fancy!



 

 

Fast Lane Pride Cotton Lightly Lined T-Shirt Bra – $41 to $51

 

 

 

Gold-tone Rainbow Rhinestone Ring – $16.90

 

 



 

 

Rainbow Rectangle Sequin Tee – $21

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Party Supplies Collection – $2 to $10

 

 

Pride Narwhal Ride Pool Float – $29

 

 



There are plenty of other ways to support those we love and one of those ways are to donate to charity! Simply ask (or Google) a charity that supports the LGBTQ family.  Remember, any amount helps!

Here are few great charities 

ACLU

Human Rights Campaign HRC

The Trevor Project

GLAD

Planned Parenthood

 

If you know of others, please feel free to add them in the comment section below…



A Gift For Your Girls

It’s that time of year again…wedding season!

Now that the Royal Wedding Day is over, you can go back to planning YOUR big day!

I know. I know. It’s dreadful. It’s stressful. It’s expensive.

BUT

Keep remembering that it’s a celebration of family, friends, life, and love.

Plus, I’m always here to help you out with some of that stress so you can cross off something on that to-do list!

Remember this post, Gifts For Your Guy? Have a look to refresh your memory. Well, those same people are bringing us a website to help us all. Check out Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique, here you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for all the lovely bridesmaids in your wedding party!

 

My favorite (I was able to pick) is the Dazzling Duo $42.

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It comes with a silky smooth cotton floral robe (your choice of colors: Soft Pink, White, Burgundy, and Navy) and a glittering tumbler (colors are Gold or Silver Sparkle.)  Both items come in a customized keepsake gift-box with a magnetic closure.

 

The robe and tumbler can be customized with the receivers initial, also your choice of color so each recipient can have their favorite color imprinted on the robe and tumbler for even MORE personal touch.

 

 

By the way, the robe is available for us curvy girls in XL (plus size) which I ordered. It fits perfectly with lots of room, as a size 18-20, I could probably go to a smaller size and still have room. Just know that it will fit all your curvy and plus size bridesmaids/friends.

Bonus: The gifts on Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique can also be purchased for any holiday or gift for that special lady in your life…trust me, she’ll love it!

 

 

Wednesday Wants: Hip Hop History MCMxPuma

80’s and 90’s hip hop is how I grew up. From my listening to what my Dad listened to, to hanging around the older brothers of my childhood friends…hip hop is in me and so is the fashion that comes with it.

 MCM & Puma are two brands that were synonymous with rap way back when. I remember carrying my Mom’s MCM purse around the house in the 90’s like it was mine so this collab brings back good memories! Some trends may come and go but TRUE hip hop fashion is trendsetting just like MCM!  

Now let me just get some life savings together to afford such a luxury when its’ released next week!

In the meantime…

Here’s a preview…

 

 

 

 

Start the countdown and sign up now to get updates.

Here: PUMAxMCM

 

 

Let MCM tell you about it…

 

 

Seriously, are you ready?

 

 

All photos are via MCM.com

Tune in Thursday: Boblo Boat

We’re tuning in on Thursday instead of Tuesday today folks! I’m ready to bring in the weekend already!

But first, here’s a quick story…

As a kid from Detroit, I had LOTS of fun out and about at several places with friends. One of those places were Boblo Island, an amusement park (on a literal island) just down the Detroit River. Soooo many fond memories of riding on a river steamboat with family and friends to go have a crazy fun filled day at the park.

Photo via Boblo Boats: A Tale of Two Sisters  http://www.bobloboatsfilm.com/

 

See, the park wasn’t the ONLY fun part of the trip; you partied on your way there and definitely danced the night away on the way back. Maybe even snuck a kiss with the boy you were flirting with all day while the warm night breeze graced your skin.

Magical.

Anywho, I mentioned that because today’s tune-in song is called “Boblo Boat” by Detroit rapper Royce da 5’9″ featuring J. Cole. The title alone brought back memories for me and I’m so glad he made a video for it! Directed by the KOD rapper himself, J. Cole.

 

The visuals of the video are great…not what I was expecting but still nice. Theme parks at night are always cool with the lights…made me feel like a kid again which is what the video is about. Being young and out having fun with friends and maybe getting into a little trouble but all worth it in the end.

 

So, what did you think?? Feeling the song? The video?

Wednesday Wants: Florals

 

I’m a flower girl. I love flowers, more specifically, floral arrangements. As an allergy sufferer and person that’s scared to death of bugs, I like floral arrangements that sit perfectly on a table. This way, there’s no need to dig in the dirt or get dirty!

The only problem with this…flowers eventually die 😞.

So when I came across this site Eternal Fleur while searching for the perfect pink rose, I was ecstatic learn they offer offer buyers a “four season rose”.

 



 

THIS is a “four season rose”

 

 

A rose that doesn’t die?

Are you serious?!

Apparently, yes and yes!

Well sign me right on up! A single rose can be purchased for about $60 or a box of 4 and even boxes of 16 or multiple boxes. Also featured is a Swarovski crystal covered box of roses BUT be ready to spend lots of your hard earned dollar dollar bills y’all!

 

This crystal box STARTS at $1,500.

 

 

Arent’ they GORGEOUS?!

 



The roses are to be kept in the box if you want them to last for as long as possible. Be sure to check the site Eternal Fleur because they have all the important deets plus a plethora of desirable roses! Consider this a dropped hint.

 

 

Oh and this is NOT an ad 

 

 

 

(photos via eternal fleur dot com. I do not own rights.) 

Wednesday Wants: Favorite Colors Edition

I love color… bright colors… pastel colors… dull colors… I love them ALL! But this edition of Wednesday Wants didn’t start out as a post about three of my favorite colors.

Confused? I’ll try to fill you in and make this a short story um if I can haha.

Ready? Ok!

So this originally started as a Valentine’s Day/date night/just relaxing at home outfit ideas post (yes, practically a month ago 🙄)

BUT the night I was finishing up, Comcast/Xfinity decided to do “updates in the area” and I lost internet for 14 hours (I despise them btw)! Then when I tried to salvage the post the next day, the fan on my laptop went haywire, THEN when I tried to finish via my phone, the formatting was off and messed up the previous work that was completed! So needless to say, trying to complete this post has been one frustrating ass journey.

Started from the bottom now we here!

If anything that looks off or weird, me and usually my perfectionism are sorry.

Soooo

Let’s do this!

 



 

Starting with PINK! Yes, it’s a fave. This tomboyish, sports loving, car know-it-all LOVES pink! I don’t wear it often but know I always have something pink with me.

 

1.Halo Heels – $100 – Dolce Vita

2. Bryant Blazer – $89.95 – Lane Bryant

3. The Hulet Bag – $495 – Kamilah Willacy

4. Checker Sidewall Slip On – $55 – Vans

 



 

Next, BLACK. It goes with any and everything. Can be dressed up or down. Wear it sexy or with jeans and sneakers. It’s black.

1. V-neck Dress – $49.50 – Ashley Stewart

2. Scotch Boots – $300 – Dolce Vita

3. Layden Floral Bag – $398 – Kate Spade

4. Lace Up Top – $59.50 – Eloquii

 




 

Lastly, WHITE. Just like the color black, it goes with everything!

1. Tie Top – $62.90 – Eloquii

2. Darla Embellished Sneakers – $72 – ASOS

3. Fendi Scallop Bag – $2,350 – Fendi

4. Fit & Flare Dress – $48 – Forever21

 




 

We made it to the end!! That was fun right?!

Those were 12 items currently on my wishlist in pink, black, and white! Feel free to get your shop on and drop me a line if you’ve found something you like!

NYFW: Chromat AW 2018

Chromat never disappoints when it’s time to go down the runway and show the world what a diverse show looks like!

This fashion season proved no different.

The 2018 Fall (autumn)/Winter runway was, as usual, filled with diversity from the people at Chromat! Featuring models of ALL shapes, sizes and backgrounds strutting their stuff down the runway, I shouted “YASSS” so much while looking at the pictures online. 

So without further ado, join me in the excitement with LOTS of my faves (in slideshow form) from the runway show at New York Fashion Week! 

 



 

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As if I couldn’t love the founder of Chromat, Becca McCharen-Tran more… she had to go and put Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and energy drinks as accessories down the runway!! Snacks are the new handbags y’all!