Black Panther

Unless you have been living under a rock, that has been thrown in the deepest part of the ocean you know that Black Panther came out last week. This movie was a must see for me. I love marvel and I love black people. I purchased my tickets weeks before the movie came out. The anticipation was high.

The movie was full of beautiful melanated  people. The men and women were both georgous. The depiction of Africa was beautiful (#teamWakanda). We are so used to seeing negative depictions that it was refreshing to see one of beauty.

One thing that stood out to me about this movie was the strength of the black woman. Not only were there beautiful women but there were intelligent women(Letitia Wright, on of my favorite characters) and women with immense strength Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira). Women stuck together in order to take down a “bad guy”. This spoke to me in so many different ways.

There are so many levels to this movie. So many things i can write for days about. So many valid (while “fantasy”) points, although this is a “fantasy style movie so many things in the movie are relevant to present day.

I don’t want to spoil it for those who did not see it, but if you didn’t please do. It is jam packed with goodness.   Beauty, Comedy, action, and even a love story. All I can say is… go see it!

Mad About Plaid

2018 Has started off pretty good. Almost the entirety of my year last year was for the birds… so much happened and mind was in a fog. Towards the end of the year things started to look up. I brought in 2018 with a new lease on life and claimed happiness, and I must say… so far so good. Minus me currently being sick ( occupational hazard of working with children, also I’m in the sickest state this year) I can say I am pretty happy.  What I learned from last year is, no matter how bad… it can get better, even if you can’t see it.

I LOVE this set I got from I love it. The fit is perfect and makes me feel all kinds of sexy. lol I am wearing a Medium.

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Leather and/or fur

Hey everyone, so i am back with another collaboration. I love collaborations because they are fun and they allow you to see other peoples interpretations of the theme. For this collaboration we decided on leather and/ or fur. it s the perfect collaboration for winter. Winter can be so devastating on fashion. Sometimes people are un inspired because the weather can be stifling and draining. Dressing up can change your feelings even if the weather still sucks!

You could choose to style leather, fur or both. I am extra ( lol) so i decided to stye both. Here are the looks that we came up with.

Sara (Her IG) did her thing with this beautiful fur vest and leather pants. I love the red it makes everything POP.

Robin (Her IG)looks cute as usual with her fur jacket!

Carryn (Her IG) looks adorable with her leather skirt and fur vest.

Steph ( Her IG is killing it with this look. I am loving her fur jack and leather pants.

Monica is ROCKING those leather pants. I love this look.

And then there is me. I actually threw this look together at the last minute when i was shooting a few look. My son took this oic and I love it!

Lady In Red.

Can you believe that Valentines day is less than a month away? Well I can’t. I know us ladies love to dress up and usually the color for the day is red. Finding that perfect dress can be hard and if you’re anything like me you often wait to the last minute.

Lets make this year different, lol. I received this AMAZING red dress from . This dress fits like a glove and has been added to my list of favorite dresses. If your’e not a fan of red, don’t worry. This beauty comes in black as well.

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Good Bye 2017, Hello 2018

I would be lying if I said 2017 Was a great year for me. There are so many things that happened that made me question so much in life. It was an extremely hard year for me It was also a year that showed me the most lessons.

Lesson Number 1- Nothing is Guaranteed.

I am a hard working person, I always have been. When I had my son, and (almost )everyone in my life at that time told me I wouldn’t be much, and to just give up on school ( and life basically) I defied them, I continued my education. Killed myself, and at the end I got 3 degrees, the one I am most happy and proud of is my Masters in Education. So when I lost my job  in 2017 what did I do?  I worked hard to find another one.

See I am a preschool Teacher.. A job that I love, and one that many people question. When people think of preschool, They think of baby sitting or daycare, and when they think of preschool teacher, they think of unqualified person who just needs a job. Thats not my case, I worked in elementary school and it wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy it. I decided on a change early on in my career. I wanted to be a preschool teacher.

Finding a job in which  was more than a babysitting/ daycare job(please understand I do not think there is anything wrong with either) was hard to find especially at the time of year I was looking. Getting into the school system is not an easy thing and since I have never been, here in Georgia… It was damn near impossible.

So, what do I do? Take a job that pays the bills… I had all but ran through my savings and had barley any money coming in. I had bills that were piling up and no where to turn, I had my son in college, my mom in NYC, both of whom I take care of  so, I had to find something, anything.

They say beggars can’t be choosy, but I was. I think I stayed at one place for a week. It was pure chaos, and not one inch of learning was happening.

Then I found a great private school, score right?  Wrong! There was so much going on there but, I had to stay because… As I mentioned before I had responsibilities. Finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The school year was beginning and I started receiving calls from places I had sent my resume to months ago.

On top of me losing my job, I lost my relationship. A lot of people aren’t aware of it, and if they now are it’s because I finally had to tell them. It was a hard ( but not messy) break up and the realization that it was over didn’t immediately hit me.

Lesson 2 Things get better:

Life will take you through ups and down but things do get better. I have some amazing friends who really helped me through my struggles in 2017. People I will never forget. Blogging, My friends my family, my ex and My dog has really helped me. At this moment I am working at a job in which I love and am content with being single. I have never cried and panicked as much as I have in 2017.

Lesson 3 take things a day at a time

I was the type to think about what would be a week or so later and that would drive me INSANE. Now, I take things as they come and one day at a time, I deal with what I can in the now and go from there.

Lesson 4: Don’t let the bad overshadow the good.

I’ve had some amazing times in 2017 as well.

I adopted an amazing dog named Lucky.

I made some new friends and strengthened some bonds.

My family moved out here to Georgia.

I went to Chicago for the first time

I went to Sanfran and Oakland for the first time( blog/vlog on this is coming soon).

I’ve rejuvenated my blogging and vlogging and it has been helpful in me getting over the bad.

…and much, much, more.

I am looking forward to an amazing 2018, Knowing that I am better and stronger and that I can get through whatever is thrown in my direction.

My Shoedazzle top 5 winter pics

Yes it is winter. It is cold and annoying. That doesn’t mean you can be fab.

Here are my top 5 wish list picks. They are all from

Reese Thigh High Boot– a black boot is always a necessity and these are perfect!

Tezza Pointed-Toe Bootie– is perfect when wanting to bring some bling to your look.

Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit– The best thing about this is you can dress it up or down.

Distressed Signature Skinny’s– Need I say more?

Ace– This is by far one of my favorite totes. I have about 5 colors and I’m coming for that silver!

Holiday Looks Inspired Collaboration

As we know the holiday season is approaching. I did a mini look book that you can find Here. I also collaborated with these beautiful young ladies to produce these looks for the holiday. These are looks you can wear for your job Holiday party, To your significant others holiday party or on Christmas day. I hope you enjoy.

Robin is wearing this beautiful green dress, carrying that lovely purse!!! Check her out at @robinavisor

Sara is ROCKING that jumpsuit, with her touches of green!! I love it! Check her out at @sarastrendystyle

Monica looks so cute in her two toned green and black dress. Check her out @monyshoelover

Stephany is killing it with that faux fur shawl and that BLAZER 😍😍😍😍. Yes!!! Check her out @luxepluslifeblog

I am in love with this bomb look from Janelle. Find her at @quincysgirl77

Look at them curves on Danielle. Yes!!!! Loving that red dress. Check her out @adidaswoman

Carryn is really killing it in her LBD… this is my favorite. She is stunning and I love it. Find her at @stylishgal_on_a_budget.

Finally there is me… fur and velvet is alway a great go to for the holiday.

As you can see we all are ready for the holiday. We all have our own take on holiday looks. Please follow the girls handles for more of their looks.

Thank you!

‘Tis The season.

The season is upon us, to get all dressed up and go to parties, Christmas parties and New Year parties. This is also the season where We try to find the perfect outfit.

This year i decided to ditch the stress of finding the perfect affordable look and just went to shop my closet. I found some perfect looks. I received this faux fur vest from Justfab, and decided to base all of my looks around it. It gives that fun yet classy look for holiday parties.

My first look Is this wide leg one piece pants ( from Justfab) look. You can’t go wrong with a jumper. I threw on this vest i got from Justfab.To give it a little pop I threw on some Metallic shoes. I love this combination because you can wear this straight from the office to your job’s Christmas/Holiday party. At the office throw on a blazer and some black pumps, and change it out t the faux fur vest and “pop” shoe.


For my next look, I took this velvet dress  ( from Shoedazzle)that I wore for my birthday and paired it with the vest. Velvet is always in for the holiday season so you can’t go wrong. Since the velvet dress and the vest are close in this pale color I wanted to bring some fun to it so i added  these booties.For the final look ( and my favorite) I took this sexy dress from Fashion Nova( its sold out), that i also wore for my birthday and paired them with these velvet shoes,  from Justfab. I have had these shoes for about a year and never wore them. This is a fun yet simple look.Disclaimer: some of these items were sent to me to wear but all opinions are those of my own.

Justfab and Shoesdazzle are currently having big sales. if you are already a VIP member please run there NOWWWWW.

If not please use my links and go get your order on:

Olive Fashion 3

Yes, another one of my Olive looks. I swear I have one of every clothing item in this color. This time I rocking this cold shoulder dress with a sleeveless jacket both from JustFab . They are currently having a big clothing sale so head over and use my code Here . I also got boots from JustFab also.

The great thing about this color is although fall is coming to a near it can easily transition it to the winter months.

Olive Fashion 2

As mentioned in a previous post. I’m slightly obsessed with Olive for the fall. Here is another look I put together with one of my favorite fall colors. Do you have a favorite fall color?

I got this jumpsuit some time ago from JustFab . It’s no longer available but they are currently having an amazing sale. Use my code for an great discount also got the shoes fromJustFab.