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Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Stripe 


     I love to push the envelope when it comes to approaching everyday style. I get bored very easily so wearing things that are tricky to pull of are intriguing. If you have ever seen Beetle Juice or a vintage prison uniform you would probably never ever want to attempt this look. Fashion should be fun so I did just that. 


     Stripes are very tricky in general. Vertical stripes can be very slimming while horizontal stripes tend to make things look wider than they are. The key is knowing your body type. I am a true believer that there are no rules when it comes to fashion. There are however, some helpful guidelines that can help you look more visually appealing. 


If you’re smaller on top then you want to wear your horizontal stripes on the top portion of your body and vice versa. If you have wide hips and you want to wear horizontal stripes then go for a thinner line pattern or one with alternating pinstripes. At the end of the day you look the best when you’re confident. If you love the way you look nothing else really matters. 

     If you think your outfit may or may not look like a prison uniform then give them a good pose and own it! Always put your best foot forward in fashion. Life is to short to wear boring clothes. 


Top – HM (4+ years ago) 

Pants – Fancy Kouture


Shoes – BU 

Sunglasses – Gucci 

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Shopaholics Anonymous

So I haven’t really been updating my blog as I should… Because I have been working very hard on a special project. I am here to tell you guys hat I am having my very first Fashion Event that I am putting together by myself! The event is happening at the end of the month on August 30th which also happens to be Labor Day weekend. So if you will be in NYC for the holiday weekend I would love it if you came out!

What is the event about? I love all things fashion but more than anything else I love style. I love the idea of putting looks together and changing makeup and hair to transform myself (or anyone else for that matter). So I gathered some extremely fashionable people to give you their tips and tricks for fashion and confidence.

Who will be there?

Cris Cavallari

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Cris has a very unique style and she was the perfect choice to host the event. She is the epitome of femininity and exudes nothing but confidence in everything that she does. She keeps it real and says what’s on her mind in the best way! I love her personality and I know you guys will love her just as much as I do. She’s coming from Philly and I would love for you all to meet her.

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Mirza (aka The Prince of Peace)

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Mirza is a bearded gentleman. He will be talking about his sense of fashion and men’s style. Mirza will also be answering questions that the ladies may have about what kind of style attracts him to the opposite sex. I promise you will not want to miss this!

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Q Willz

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This man works very hard on his craft which is music. He is ALWAYS singing. God has blessed him with talent and I would love for him to share his talents with all of you. Mister R&B smooth will be doing two songs but if you guys like what you hear I’m sure he will have more! This is new music so be open to it and I’m sure you will catch the great vibes.

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Makeovers… There will be four makeovers at this event ( two male and two female) I have two up-and-coming stylists and one makeup artist coming to style four guests at the event. they willdemonstrate simple techniques on how to style someone for the office, a party, brunch, dinner date and more! You need it they can style it! You won’t, I repeat you WILL NOT want to miss this event! There is more but I think you guys are starting to get the point.

If you are interested in being one of the models we makeover send an email with your NAME, HEIGHT, MEASUREMENTS, SHOE SIZE, a HEAD SHOT and FULL BODY SHOT to TheeSh0paholic101@gmail.com.

Location. The event is set to take place at Pranna Restaurant on August 30th from 4-9 pm. Since it’s the last weekend before Labor Day I think it’s only fair that everyone wear white!

There are many more details but I don’t want to bore you so stay tuned for more updates!

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First OOTD of 2014

First OOTD of 2014

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This OOTD is long overdue as i am sure you can tell from the leaves on the ground and the lack of outerwear. It is painstakingly cold here in NYC. But I decided to post this last look from my Fall shoot with photographer Dezirae B. I hope you enjoy!

I have been gone from here for a little while e and since I am still new to the blogging world I figured I would give you guys tons to read at the close of the first full week in January!

What I’m wearing:
Hat: H&M
Necklace: Random Boutique in Queens Center Mall… the same boutique where i purchased thee statement necklace in the “White After Labor Day” post. I don’t think they have an actual name but if i go back and see them again and they do have a name i will be sure to update you guys!
Top: White off-the-shoulder Crop Top| ASOS
Cardigan: Forever 21
Skirt: Genuine Leather Pencil Midi | Thrifted: No Relation Vintage
Shoes: http://www.shoproxx.com

TWELVE18 Media Private Screening

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I attended the Private Screening down in Dumbo, NYC tonight featuring YouTube notables MsVaugnTV (Vaughn Monroe) HairCrush (Chime Edwards) BeautifulBrwnBabyDol (Nina) and Taren Guy. I heard about the event from Taren herself when she uploaded a photo of the four women promoting a private screening to attend the event tonight. I had been to previous events hosted by Taren before but I jumped at the chance to meet Chime Edwards a natural hair enthusiast and Ms. Vaughn; Jack and master of all trades. I had never heard of BeautifulBrwnBayDol ( I know I am getting my life as we speak) but needless to say that would all change tonight. She is my new favorite discovery. I am truly inspired by her accomplishments.

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     After being allowed in from the cold cruel night we were able to check our coats and shop the wonderful vendors “So Major Boutique” (top) and “I Got Pink Eye” (bottom). The ladies were very welcoming and their pieces were unique yet wearable, often at events like this you find pieces that are quirky but not practical! Both of these ladies featured unique hat designs sure to keep you fabulous and warm this winter. Being the SHOPAHOLIC that I am i had to buy a fabulous pair of earrings that caught my eye from the very beginning at So Major Boutique. 

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These earrings are so awesome at $15 I could not pass on these statement making drop detail gems in gold, I even ended up putting them on and wearing them for the rest of the night! 

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As we waited for the girls to arrive we were served tasty hors d’oeuvres and listened to music. I was able to mix sand mingle with other naturals such as myself and the event was going as expected. There were a host of cupcakes, fresh fruit and interesting vegetable and shrimp options and i was happy to be able to try them all! I love food!!! (especially the free and delicious kind)

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Eventually all of the ladies arrived starting a media frenzy! They were all looking über fabulous and easily captured everyones attention. From left to right (Vaughn, Taren, Founder of Twelve18 Media, Inc. Maureen  Aladin, Nina, Chime) these ladies were ready to kick off the Private Screening.

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Mums the word… We were all reminded about the importance of secrecy of the screening and the consequences of sharing the confidential information we had all been invited to receive. For those of you that missed the screening you are definitely in for good things! #SHHH

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Panel Discussion

 

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After the panel discussion and cake we were graced with a few songs by recording artist Lydia Caesar. I will insert the link to some of her music for your listening pleasure, and my personal favorite song “Overdose.”Image

I know what you’re thinking… what about the goodie bag!!! We received not one… but TWO goodie bags tonight. With the help of sponsors like Miss Jessie’s, Alikay Naturals, and Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Twelve 18 Media gifted us with some staple sample products sure to keep your coif in check this winter or try that new style you always wanted to attempt but were too afraid to try because of what people would think. We each also received some cool music to listen to! Thanks Twelve 18 Media!

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OOTN my Jumpsuit | H&M, Blazer | H&M, and the shoes are ZARA dupes that i purchased from a store called ROXX

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I MET SOME GREAT WOMEN TONIGHT… and i had a lot of FUN! I can’t wait for the next event! Image