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Rock the Look: The A Line Skirt

I love the versatility of the A line skirt. It can be taken easily from work to happy hour and beyond. I can barely walk a few blocks without seeing the A line in shop windows and lining magazine pages. It's fairly easy to style for any occasion since the options are endless.

For nights out, play with textures and color to keep it flirty. Pair it with a plain tee or tank and sky high heels to complete the look. Sequins are fun, but if you're feeling adventurous, go for feathers. You'll make a huge statement without looking like you're trying to hard. Loads of jewelry and an oversized envelope clutch would look perfect for an evening out with the girls.

The weekend is more about a casual but chic look for errands, brunches and other day time activities. Rock the monochrome look with a chic striped sweater and bright patent flats for a pop of color. A large clutch or crossbody bag and casual jewelry complement the casual look and make it easy to carry all your weekend essentials.

Some of us have to work for a living, but that doesn't mean you can't wear an A line skirt for a chic, business casual look. After working in corporate America for a few years, I found that lots of women sacrificed style for the sake of being taken seriously by male colleagues. You really don't need to do that. Pair a knee length A line skirt in a muted color with a pussybow blouse and pumps for a stylish, business casual look. All you need is a blazer to make it business formal. A great leather tote rounds everything out.

The one thing to remember with the A line skirt is proportions. Keep your tops fitted as to not make yourself look wider. Shorter lengths are great for the weekend and nights out, but keep it tasteful for work functions!

So what do we think? Would you rock the look?

Stay fab! xx

A Monochrome Midi

I am one lucky girl. As much as my hunny works, he always finds the time to make Valentine's day special for us. After Thursday night's amazing dinner, we continued our celebration into Friday night when we went to see Les Miserables. I never got to see the play, so I was pleased to see it before heading to the movies to catch the film debut. I studied French in school and remember the story pretty well. It was nice to see it played out on stage.

For our second date night out, I opted for a monochrome midi skirt. What can I say? When I get into something, I get INTO it. I blogged about the monochrome trend for spring a couple weeks ago, and decided to go ahead and jump into it. No need to wait officially for spring.  I absolutely adore this skirt. The diamond black and ecru print is a nice alternative to black, and it makes a really bold statement. There isn't much you need to do to style this perfectly. The skirt really says it all.

People don't dress up for the theater like they used to, but that's not going to stop me from keeping it chic. I paired this bold skirt with a simple layering tee from COS, black pumps and silver jewelry for a little glam factor.  The thing about the mid skirt is that the wrong fit can make you look like a dowdy mess, so I went with a bodycon option and pointed toe courts to elongate my legs.

 These Christian Louboutin's are much nicer to my feet, so no need for flats in my purse that night!

I had to add a little sparkle for my date, so I broke out these Nadri bangles I've had for a few years. They worked really well with my Stella & Dot necklace and ring adding just enough sparkle to complete my look. Naturally my big lips clutch added a pop of color to bring everything together. Adore that thing.


Top: COS
Skirt: Asos
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Charlotte Olympia
Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace and ring, Nadri bangles

Stay fab! xx

Brocade for Valentine's Day

I am getting really into midi skirts lately...oh and prints. Brocade is so fun, and I thought it would be lovely for a Valentine's Day celebration with my hunny. I was in for a wonderful surprise on Valentine's Day when I enjoyed one of the best meals I've had since I moved to London. We dined on potted mackerel, steaks and incredible sides at Hawksmoor. I was particularly fond of the Champagne Charlie cocktail which featured champagne, gin and seasonal fruits. The seasonal fruits were beet root and blood oranges which made the cocktail and bright pink...perfect for Valentine's Day. Needless to say, my Valentine's Day was perfect. Give this girl a great steak and you've got my heart.

Thank God I wore a peplum because all that food definitely meant a food baby at the end of the night. The shape was definitely flattering, but more than anything I love the cut outs on this top. I wore a midi skirt on Valentine's day, so the least I could do was so show off a little shoulder.

It's been a while since I've worn this statement necklace, but it was perfect for the occasion.

I tweeted a picture of the end of my night where I was holding my shoes in my hand. I had a pair of flats in my purse because as much as I love these shoes, they hate my feet. Barely 4 blocks in these babies, and I think my feet were bleeding. I guess I'm as big an idiot for wearing these little foot murderers as the guy who made them. Anyway, these are date night shoes. They're meant to be under a dinner table or in the air...let's be real.


Top and skirt: Asos
Belt: H&M 
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace and bracelet, Frugal finds NYC ring

Stay fab! xx

Pop of Oxblood

"Women Who Wear Black Lead Colorful Lives"

I've been wearing quite a bit of black lately, which I would like to blame it on the weather considering I haven't seen the sun since I left Jamaica. I'll throw some more color into the mix soon, but right now black is having it's moment.

I bought this black jumper from COS a few months ago, and I've worn it easily a hundred times since. It's super comfortable and basic, but it's structured enough to go from shoots to dinner with my hunny. It has batwing sleeves which is a detail I really love . 

Since I did go with an all black palette, I decided to add some texture into the mix. The super lightweight matte leggings add a different dimension to the outfit which I think worked brilliantly with my textured coat. 

My go-to bag at the moment is this Oryany carryall. I love the hardware, but more than anything I adore the multiple pockets inside. I can grab all of my essentials in a flash. Function plus fashion is a win in my book.

Stay fab! xx

Beauty at the Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 Show

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and while so many of us are talking about the clothes, I'm also taking in the beauty. I was going through the images of Diane von Furstenberg's collection, and as much as I LOVED every single look, I couldn't help but notice the 70's glam-rock makeup she had going on. The bright magenta pouts coupled with the muted no-fuss lids was a match made in beauty heaven.

The eyes were created using a champagne color to brighten the corners of the eyes and a rusted red from MAC's upcoming fall palette on the lids. The matte lip is here for another season (YAY!). The lip was created using a magenta pencil for a matte finish. I am absolutely looooving the magenta pouts. I'm looking forward to seeing MAC's new fall shades if this is any indication of what's to come.

One of the trends I've been seeing this week is this light to no mascara look. I don't know how I feel about that since mascara makes your eyes look so much more amazing, but it looks great on the runways coupled with dewey skin and bright pouts. There's something really fresh and glamorous looking about it, so I guess less really is more. For those of us though not blessed with lashes great enough to be worn naked, I would suggest a clear mascara to add some length and definition.

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Now all I have to do is figure out if I'll be waiting until the fall to try this look...

Stay fab! xx

All About the Camo

Maybe its the urge to want to blend in from time to time, but I've really been loving camo lately. I wasn't exactly sure how to wear it since I've never considered myself edgy, but every once in a while a girl's got to step out of her comfort zone. I love this camo jumper because it's got to be one of the easiest pieces to style. It's also incredibly warm which is always a wonderful thing.

I paired my camo with an equally "edgy" leather skirt I purchased on ASOS not too long ago. I've never really gone for an A line, but because I'm not particularly hippy I thought I could give it a try. Tights, booties, and aviators completed my look.

My brother bought this necklace for my birthday last year, and it's one of my favorite pieces. It makes just enough of a statement without taking over the look. I love that I can still wear my big hoops without looking like a christmas tree ornament. I think it worked perfectly with the overall look here. The devil is in the details.

I'm currently loving the Dior addict extreme lippies. The shade I'm wearing here is Bellissima.


Jacket, Sweater and Skirt: ASOS
Tights: Nordstrom Rack 
Booties: Kurt Geiger
Sunglasses: Topshop

Stay fab! xx

Casual Friday

There's nothing like throwing on a boxy jumper, your favorite jeans and some fun shoes for an "I didn't try that hard" type casual friday. I love these skinny Joe's jeans because they're so comfortable, and they fit like a glove. I wish they were a little longer, but at 5'10 I'm always gunning for a little more length.

There's nothing even remotely exciting about this outfit. I'm a regular girl who likes fashion. All that means is that sometimes I like to wear really fun clothes, but sometimes I like to wear regular stuff to do regular stuff. The right accessories can change an outfit, so I threw on these L.A.M.B. strappy booties to dress up this ordinary getup. I love that they velcro close because for one, I'm lazy and two, they remind me of the velcro sneakers I had as a little girl. As much as I love my wedges, I love the sexy, feminine look of a stiletto heel. It's just so Carrie Bradshaw.

I whipped out some serious arm candy for this look as well. The Stella & Dot 'petra' bracelet is one of my favorite pieces in the collection. Most ladies wear it for after 5 events, but I think a little day time bling is a good look from time to time. I stacked it with the 'bardot' bangle for a little extra drama. Having such a basic outfit definitely lends itself well to loads of accessories.

I'm wearing my Dior Addict lippie again here in Bellissima. Definitely becoming one of my go to shades these days!


Sweater: ASOS
Jeans: Joe's Jeans
Shoes: L.A.M.B.
Sunglasses: Topshop
Jewelry: Stella & Dot

Stay fab! xx

Afternoon Tea: Kurt Geiger 'Elliot' Courts

When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with this movie called "The Red Shoes".  I was a dancer, and the story of this girl who stole red ballet slippers which took over her feet and had her dancing all over the city just gave me life. Who knew that 20 years later I would be gunning for my own red shoes to dance around the city in.

These red stilettos need to make it into my closet soon. I love the pointy toe and skinny, metallic stiletto. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, could these be my holiday shoes? Time will tell..

Stay fab! xx

Beauty Trend to Try: BB Creams

I'm not going to lie, I've been resistant to the BB cream hype for quite some time. I already have a tinted moisturizer in my arsenal for low coverage days, so I didn't really see the point. Had it not been for a trip to Superdrug to buy mascara, I probably never would have tried it. I picked up a tube by Sleek figuring the low price tag would make it at least worth a try.

For those who don't know, BB creams, also known as Blemish Balms, are said to be the all in one facial cosmetic. BB creams are used to even out complexions, cover up imperfections, perk up dull tones, and hydrate skin. I've only tried one so far, but from what I can tell there are different BB creams available on the market to suit different needs.

So here are my thoughts on the Sleek BB cream:

It's a really creamy, highly pigmented, but light formula. I applied it with my fingers starting at my chin and jawline to make sure the tone was right.  The 'dark' formula was perfect for my complexion. Once I applied the BB cream, I applied a tiny bit of concealer to my under eyes, eye liner, mascara and filled in my eyebrows. I went for a nude glossy lip as well for an all around light makeup day.

I really liked the coverage for a low maintenance kind of day. Because I was in a studio most of the day working on a photo shoot, I didn't want to have a bunch of makeup on knowing I wasn't going to have a lot of time to be touching up red lips and a shiny T zone.

My only concern was how shiny I was at the end of the day. I didn't use a powder to set the cream in the morning, so I would definitely recommend doing so if you have oily skin.

Verdict: Love. It's so light, I almost forgot I was wearing makeup. It's perfect for a day when you want to look fresh but not overdone.

Stay fab! xx

Back to Black

All black everything. Nothing is more chic, not to mention easy. If there is anything easier than putting together head to toe black then please let me know.

I did mix it up a little bit. I purchased this Karl faux pearl collar from Net-A-Porter a couple weeks ago, and I've been dying to try it out. I figured I'd pair it with a little black first to spice up a basic top, but I'm thinking maybe prints next time. I felt a little like a nun when I was taking endless selfies with my friend for instagram.

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the Kandee shoes I posted not too long ago. Since I'm loving spikes and studs these days, I finally went and got some studded pumps. They're not the pigalles I was lusting for, but they're a really great alternative.

An outfit wouldn't be complete without loads of jewelry. I'm working arm parties back into my life, so I stacked a few of my favorite bangles for a little pop. That's the thing about black, you can never add too many accessories.

Top: Asos
Collar: Karl 
Pants: Topshop
Shoes: Kandee
Jewelry: Stella & Dot and JewelMint bracelets, Stella & Dot ring
Bag: Charlotte Olympia
Sunglasses: Prada

Stay fab!! xx

Feeling Blue

Who knew blue eye shadow would ever make a come back? I certainly didn't, but I'm glad it did. I absolutely LOVE the rich blues I've been seeing lately.

I am not a fan of Nene Leakes by any means, but whoever has been doing her makeup lately does a wonderful job. While I was back in the states, I saw an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Nene Leakes was wearing a makeup look I had to try. It's taken me a few times to get it right, but I think this was my best attempt.

 I actually used 3 different blues to get this really deep color. I started with a navy eye crayon by Nars as a base. I then packed on a bright pale blue color from the Nars Rated R shadow duo, followed by a cobalt blue from the Urban Decay vice palette. I opted to keep the shadow on my lid only because all that blue could go from chic to drag queen really quickly. Liquid liner, false eyelashes, and a little blush put most of the finishing touches on my look. I typically choose my lipstick first since I love bold lip colors, but in my quest to try something new I've been thinking eyes first these days. I chose this pale pink color because it had quite a bit of pigment without competing with my already dramatic eye. Again, I'm not trying to do the drag queen thing with way too many colors.

I'm wearing a lipstick I bought at Superdrug here. It's a creamy pink by Sleek Makeup. I don't typically go for drug store makeup, but I figure there's no time like the present to start branching out. I actually bought a few things, so I'll be reviewing those products soon!

I love this look, and I got loads of compliments on it. I love this for a nice evening out on the town and can't wait to do it again! What do you think? Would you rock it?

Nars soft touch shadow pencil in Dark Rite
Nars Rated R eyeshadow duo (blue side)
Urban Decay Vice Palette (Chaos)
Mac liquid liner
Nars Dolce Vita blush
Mac Cherry lip liner
Sleek lipstick in Liqueur 

Stay fab! xx