Aug 21, 2011

Thrift Store Haul

So for those of you who know me, know that I love to shop it doesn't matter where I'm at. Recently, after watching a ton of videos on youtube, I decided to try thrift store shopping. Now I will be honest I use to turn my nose up at thrift store shopping but now I see it in a entirely new light. I decided to post a few of my thrift store finds.

Found this lovely suit jacket or blazer @ Repeat Boutique on Summer Ave for $5.00. Paired it with a romper and some leopard printed wedge heels and a Christian Audigier leopard clutch.

This dress was brand new with the tags for $4.99 from J.C.Penny I found it at my local GoodWill in Raleigh. It's from the I <3 Robinson collection. I paired it with a purple belt to accent the waist and some tan high ankle sandals.

Last but not least is this sequin steal I found at the Goodwill for $4.99, I have yet to wear this bad boy out yet because I'm waiting for something epic but I can't wait to wear this with some black patent pumps and a simple clutch. I wouldn't do any jewelry with this since the dress is the statement piece and I would wear my hair up in a messy bun....

Exposed back!!!!

So there you have it, thrift store shopping can be fun, you can find some great pieces in these stores.
Happy Thrifting.

Jul 21, 2011

Spring Trend 2011: Color Blocking

Remember how back in the Fresh Prince days when people who wear those loud colors. Well guess what Color Blocking is back. What is Color Blocking? Basically it's the ensemble of two or more vibrant blocks of colors.  You can most certainly have fun with this look

                                                    Celebrities Color Blocking

Color Blocking on the Runway

You Tube Videos of Color Blocking

How to wear Harem Pants

Harem Pants are back from the 90's M.C. Hammer made these pants popluar back in the day but as all fashion its back!!!!. So ladies either love these pants or completely stay away from them. I decided to come up with some pictures of different ways you can rock these pants.  I gathered a few tips to assist you dolls when trying to pull this look off.

1. Accentuate your waist by wearing maybe a belt,a fitted tank, or blazer.
2. Stay away from the "diaper" looking Harem pants these pants should be big but not diaper looking.
3. These pants look better dressed up with  heels, the heels help make your legs look longer.
4.  Make sure your pants are cropped above your ankle.

                                                    Harem Pants on the Runway

Great Youtube Videos

May 27, 2011

All White Affair

The one thing I love about the summer is the All White Parties, alot of women don't care for white because it can be unflattering. However, like everything there are certain tricks you can use to make wearing white more flattering. First try layering I know it's summer it maybe hot however if your going to an indoor party with a.c. layering an outfit will work. I love the white linen blazers which can be paired with a dress or jeggings. Rhianna recently did this at the Billboard awards and per-fect this look. It's simple yet sexy and it works .

Jumpsuits are in ladies I have a few on my site and they are perfect for an all white affair because, it's an entire outfit you don't have to worry about finding a top or pants. Keri Hilson wore hers recently to an event and looked stunning she used a gold chain belt to bring it out a little

This little number that Solange has on below is also nice it loose but still elegant it will also camouflage the stomach

May 22, 2011

Building a Brand!!

There are several women in the industry who inspire me tremendously I love to read success stories on how ordinary people like you and I got started and built an empire, Bethenny Frankel is one success story on how hard work and persistence pays off. I also look up the the Simmons girl's who create the Pastry Line and launched that into a multi-million dollar business. I've have learn that's it's important to think learn term when making business decisions, as I continue to grow in the retail business I often look for inspiration and sometimes reading an article like this inspires you.

Bethenny Frankel Built $120 Million Empire; Is Talk Show Next? - OK! Magazine - The First for Celebrity News

Nikki Minaj ABDC outfit... Vintage Denim Trend....

I didn't get the chance to see Nikki Minaj on ABDC mainly because I don't really care for the show, however I love love love her outfit. First her vintage denim vest is to die for. I really like the vintage denim look and although some people may think denim is played out. I believe it's all in how you wear it and put it together. I also believe that designers and are forecasting this hot trend. Next the crazy leggings they have a whole lot going on and are funky. Now personally anytime I do leggings I normally wear a tunic, just because I don't wanna showcase too much but in Nikki's case her butt is an ASSest so flaunt. She does some simple but large bangles and finally she tops this outfit off with some yellowish-green peep toe cage platforms. Werk!!! FYI (Please just look over that hot mess to the right I tried hard to find a full shot of Nikki alone but couldn't)

Now I've ran across a few hot denim items as of lately this first dress will be available at Alyssa's Closet the first week of June it's a basic denim vintage dress. This dress would be a great summer asset to any fashionista's closet it screams chic to me. I would dress it up with some nice long flowly necklaces and a few bangles I would do a simple earring and some killer pumps.. e-mail me to pre-order sizes Small-Large @ or

I'm Back!!!

It's been two years since I've blogged on this site well Fashion Forward is back!!!!