Presenting: Guest Feature in Fashions for Now

In honor of all the wonderful future fashions going on all over world, and the presently adorable, edgy, and fairly expensive¬†lines that are out and available today. I’ve decided to do little dedications throughout the week (maybe longer, who knows with me)! Now the designers that I’m featuring are all mostly¬†high end, although I’ve¬†added some low end pieces. Because we should all¬†look expensive no matter what we’ve paid for¬†our¬†items of clothing or accessories.

However,¬†I’ll try my very best to have lux looks covered in¬†different budgets for the next couple weeks, so do not fret. JUST try to grin and bear it until then, please! ūüėȬ†Now let’s get through this¬†present quest happily and most of all fashionably frugal. Depending on your budget for these next few designers it will not be so¬†frugal, but I like what I like, and love what I love. So maybe we’ll be happily fashionable in our journey through today’s honorable guest.

Who just happens to be….

Marc Jacobs


Here we go, look Number 1.

Because it’s still on and off warm/hot, and we really don’t want summer to end. I’ve added two looks to end the summer¬†(up North anyway)¬†off cute and classy!!


What she’s wearing is HYPERLINKED;

Shirt: Mark Jacobs, Skirt: Marc Jacobs, Unsmiley Face Bag: Marc Jacobs, Watch: is also Marc Jacobs, but sold out. Link is a close match, Earrings: Charming Charlie, Sneakers: Chuck Taylors @Kohls

Look Number 2 is one of my favorites. Effortless beauty, upscale yet comfortable.  With the switch of a heal and eye makeup, you can transition from day to night easy!


What she’s wearing is HYPERLINKED;

Dress: Marc Jacobs, Purse: Marc Jacobs, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Charming Charlie, but sold out too. Link is a pretty close match. Necklace: Charming Charlie, Shoes: Michael Kors

Look Number 3 is taking us right into my favorite season of all time, Autumn! I love everything about this outfit, starting with the color palette.¬†Second thing¬†would have to be¬†the back view¬†with zipper detail. Yes, lawd!¬†Lastly would have to be that it’s some of everything from everywhere. That’s how I¬†shop in real life, and am glad that I¬†have the chance to show¬†how I’d do it with¬†Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money. Hahahaha.¬†Super hype with it, I am!!

One More

What she’s wearing is HYPERLINKED;

Sweater (Front & Back View): Marc Jacobs, Satchel: Marc Jacobs, Shirt: House of Holland, Pants: Levi’s @Kohls, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Charming Charlie, Boots: Timberland

Look Number 4 is by far my Most Favorable. This look really makes me feel like she’s stylish, but relatable. Not too casual, but not too fashionable either. I dig her play on expensive tailoring, but also will take a ride on an ATV if the day takes her there. You Go Girl!!


What she’s wearing is HYPERLINKED;

Wool Coat: Marc Jacobs, Sweater: Marc Jacobs, Pants: Levi’s @Kohls, Backpack: Marc Jacobs, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Charming Charlie, Necklace: Charming Charlie,¬†Boots: Timberland

There you have it, and let me tell you, I want it all! There are Sssooooo many more Awesome pieces on Marc Jacobs’ Official website I could die in there! Although I wouldn’t live to show you our next guest, and give you what I’ve been working on. I guess I’ll live. Hope to you come back for more.

And as always, I hope that you’ve enjoy this post.

Please comment and share what you feel!



Fashion & Focus

I’m in the mood to write a little, maybe a lot. Who knows with me?

What brought me here was a picture/post that I put up on Instagram late last night.¬†I talked about how in Africa¬†Cacao bean pickers and Diamond miners already see beauty in the item that they are working to obtain. It didn’t take chocolate to make the bean delicious, the natives enjoy the bean as is. The cut of the diamond doesn’t give the rock more value, it’s already worth someone’s life over in Africa. They get it, believe me! Thus the story of my life.


As every Fashion &¬†Beauty blogger knows, it’s NYFW (New York Fashion Week), for those of you who happen to just be¬†humans. Lol :-)!¬† Do¬†I enjoy a spectacular fashion show just as much as the rest? Yes, if I must say so myself. Would I love¬†to be working as a Wardrobe Stylist to some of the designers on the runway from day to day, picking out outfits, snapping pictures everywhere, posting them on all of my social media sites,¬†and blog,¬†of course! Let’s be realistic though, there are levels to this ish in the wonderful words of Meek Mill (a rapper from Philadelphia). Unless you are born into “the business” and given that silver spoon, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK BISH!


I don’t knock anyone’s hustle on how they get to where they’re trying to go. I’m cut from a different kind of cloth. The “Please do you! ‘Cause I’m going to do me!!” cloth. If your dream is to become¬†some sort of¬†scientist, you’ve studied every book in that field, graduated with honors, and nobody is trying to hire you because you’ve had little to no hands on experience, so you improvise on your LinkedIn page or resume’. WHY NOT?!¬† You are qualified. It’s just that no one was willing to take a chance on you until your profile became colorful. I applaud that kind of thinking. If you’re aspiring to be a singer, and all you do are covers of other artist’s songs, or maybe background sing for some random artists. But you know how to sing! Do what you need to do in order to get where you need to go. As for myself as¬†a Fashion Stylist, I have other things on my plate¬†that will get¬†me to¬†my final destination as well.

Strive For


Styling comes Ssssooooo easy to me that it’s really quite scary sometimes. I don’t post all of what is in my head because I’m NOT READY, there are levels to this ish. In the meantime, I’ll work on my master plan. Tweak what needs to be done on a weekly basis. Keep track of what’s been done, and what I still need to do, as well as continue to take care of my home. All the while behind the scenes building beneficial relationships, and tearing down the ones where people question my vision/nonbelievers. None of that, that we as¬†artists tend to do sometimes, care about how people¬†view us, what others think, and/or if we¬†are on the “same path” to success as the one before us. Not I! We don’t even eat the same foods, we don’t hang with the same crowd, we don’t watch the same shows. So how, better yet, why would I bother to compare? Stunting my growth, for what? I’m just¬†typing from an honest place right now, and¬†I say¬†NO to that foolishness.

All that matters to me right here, right now, are faith, family, vision,¬†focus,¬†follow through, my believers, and my end goals.¬†(I’m sure that there are more, but y’all get it!) No limits, just endless opportunities!! The¬†rest will fall into place. Therefore don’t worry about me, my makeup is to¬†naturally¬†see darkness from time to time. That doesn’t stop me from¬†opening up to the inevitable light. Fully¬†aware of¬†my¬†value, what I bring to the table, my worth, and that my beauty inside and out is undeniable. I’m going to get there, and¬†in my raw or polished state those who know me will surely understand & accept what’s to come.Youcandoanything[1]


Now to all of those who are obsessed about someone else’s trajectory, do yourself a solid and find¬†the sun beneath¬†your fog. Not for me, nor anyone¬†else,¬†but for you! Let’s build up each other up, and¬†forget¬†tearing one another down.¬†Life will be so much more enjoyable that way, in my humblest opinion anyhow.

I hope this reaches someone who needed it, more than I needed to write it! Now go and make your dreams come true. And as always I sure do hope that you enjoyed this post.



All runway fashion photos are courtesy of Vogue Magazine online. The Tome S/S 2016 collection & Ohne Titel S/S 2016 collection.


Kohl’s Haul ’15

Hi, again! kohls logoSo back in March, the 27th to be exact I went to Kohl’s to do some shopping on their special sale date to add-on to the coupons that I already had on hand for some additional savings. I did not expect to end my haul with such Big Savings!

If you’ve really read my posts on where I shop, you already know that Kohl’s is a staple store in our household. I’ve been shopping there for approximately 9 to 10 years, but in the last 3-4 years Kohl’s has proven to not let me down more than some of my other favorite stores hands down. That’s why I always return. I’ll explain how and why now…

Doorbusters, Early Bird/Late Night Deals/Specials, Big Deals:¬†However they choose to word it at¬†Kohl’s is their preference. What it means to the customer is that you’ll save at¬†least¬†20-50% off of retail price on an¬†item in store, from home d√©cor to fragrance to clothing. I’m listening, keep going!

Clearance: Kohl’s get’s new inventory it seems to me like every three months, it may be sooner than that, but it’s too much to keep up with. That means the clearance is always being restocked as well. Most of the time not even out of season/trend and highly discounted, about 60-85% off of retail price. Not bad, continue.

Design Nation: This is when a High End Designer teams up with Kohl’s to give us ready to wear (RTW) articles of clothing within the Kohl’s customer’s budget. It’s kind of a big deal. H&M, Target, and other stores do this¬†from time to time to attract a new/young/fresh buyer into their store. It almost always works! Let’s move on…

Kohl’s Charge Card: Now this is for responsible individuals only! By having a Kohl’s charge you get additional savings/percentages mailed to your home, about 10-12 times a year I believe. One of those savings being promotional, meaning you’ll get in the mail $10 off of $30 spent on men’s clothing, or $10 off of $40 spent on juniors clothing, or even $30 off of $100 spent in the¬†home d√©cor department. The other savings/percentages being 15, 20 or 30% off of your total price at the end.¬†The thing is,¬†you can only get the extra percentage¬†savings if you use the charge card. The promotional ones you can use whatever form of money you please. So how I use my charge card is, buy with what money I know that I’m willing to spend, swipe the card,¬†and then pay it off right there in store same day! BE RESPONSIBLE.

Kohl’s Emails/Apps: If you know that you aren’t ready¬†for a charge card, you can just sign up for emails or their app. That way they email you about 6-10 times a year a chance to save 15-20% off of and entire purchase, they’ll¬†also¬†keep you informed of¬†sales/clearances,¬†and online only savings. Sometimes on a very rare chance everyone signed up for email alerts get’s a chance to win 30-40% off of a total price. But again that’s like super rare.

Kohl’s Cash: The best thing ever! For every $50 spent you get $10 Kohl’s Cash. This opportunity happens a lot throughout the year I must say. So¬†the time to earn KC¬†is for about 1 week, you shop, rack up some Kohl’s Cash, and then the very next week you get 2 weeks to spend your KC. Sounds pretty good thus far, no?

YES TO YOU Rewards; This is fairly new to Kohl’s. You sign up, kind of like email/charge card, but you don’t get any emails or a credit card. Actually it’s more like a grocery card, for every $1 you get 1 point, $100 gets you 100 points, so now you qualify to¬†get $5 off your next purchase. It’s low-key awesome. Everyone can get one, and it’s¬†relatively¬†harmless. I like it! I like savings though. ūüôā

Entire Family/Home Store; I get a lot of stuff from here for the whole family, as well as for our home. Food processors, bedding, candles, accessories, sneakers, shoes, bags, so much more.

Here’s the best part¬†of it all! Are you ready? You can combine all of the savings in one trip! The sale/promotion/clearance that Kohl’s has going on, you’re percentage off coupon, whatever promotional savings that they’ve mailed to your home, and still earn Kohl’s Cash if you’ve managed to spend over $50. WHAT!?! Most stores do not allow you to combine savings, that’s why Kohl’s is dominating the market on the low! And to end it off with some icing on this freshly baked cake (if you’re into that kind of thing). You can take back anything that you are unsatisfied with for any reason, at anytime, and get your money back. I just died. I absolutely love this store.

Now without further ado, here are some pics and then a video.


These next three photos go with this video that I uploaded explaining a little of what I got into full detail about here on the blog. Check it out to see what happened, and how much we spent/saved!!

As always I hope that you all the enjoyed this post, and I thank you for your time!




How I feel every single time I get back from purchasing new fabrics!

Never a dull moment with Kelis,¬†I¬†imagine.¬†And I¬†GET IT!¬†This song¬†is how¬†I FEEL when I sit down and begin to go through the motions immediately after I¬†purchase fabric. There are so many different takes on any type of art.¬†And as an artist you¬†notice that everyone has an opinion on what should be done¬†with Your Gift. Lol! ūüôā¬†I say depending on who you are I¬†may go with it, I may not.

For example, if I build homes I’ll¬†most likely have a blueprint for¬†the layout, I’ll¬†know all about how to frame the home out,¬†fix (or contact someone for)¬†any plumbing or electrical issues etc.¬† I would surely know how to install floors, installation, and so forth. Now¬†when¬†the home is complete, I may feel it’s necessary for me to¬†invest¬†my time and/or¬†money on¬†an¬†Interior Designer. Not that I’m in any way¬†incapable of doing it myself, I’m just wise enough to know that¬†if I’m going to sell/rent this house quickly, I should have someone come in¬†who studied & knows that field to help assist me. That’s just a no brainer to me, but the overall craftsmanship of the home is¬†still MINE. I’ve completed¬†and also¬†assigned to whomever¬†what¬†I felt represented¬†me, or the future¬†homeowners in this particular house. The quality of work will be beyond standard,¬†and it¬†should also¬†make the buyer feel elated! Like¬†they’ve gotten their money’s worth. As they should.

That’s¬†how I see art/fashion/film/construction etc. etc.¬†We are not all the same.¬†We’re not all shaped the exact way. We don’t all have the same taste. We don’t all¬†look alike.¬†We are all unique in one way or another. You don’t move like I do, and that is AWESOME! So why would I¬†put you, myself, or anyone else for that matter¬†in a one size/style/image fits all category? The thought of that just boggles my mind.

My humble advice is try to be free, be smart, be cautious, be loving, be different,¬†be brave, be open, be you, be loud, be quiet, and just live a little already. Everything we see on a daily basis, isn’t really as it appears.

As always, I hope that you enjoyed. Please feel free to¬†comment, I enjoy reading/replying to them all! ¬†ūüôā















Living in Philly, PA. has its fair share of good &¬†bad qualities. But that’s with every city, right? I mean it’s not really “bad” when your problem is trying to figure out which venue is The Most Beneficial for Your future to attend, or is it? And it doesn’t feel so good, when you’re not sure if you made the right choice or not. I mean let’s be honest, if you search or just keep an ear to the world, you’ll find out where almost everything that pertains to you is going¬†on. It’s¬†pretty cool that Philly¬†ALWAYS has something for you to¬†choose from to do on any given¬†day, no matter the season, nor time of day. Believe that!¬†The issue with choices are when you choose, you’re asking yourself questions like,¬†is this venue the place where I’ll get discovered? Should I have gone to that pop-up meeting for potential ‘place whatever’s appropriate here’? Maybe the event downtown is packed with way more connections than the one uptown. What do I do?

All good questions for sure, as well as¬†food for thought.¬†Although, in my humble opinion, I suggest that you forget all of those extra thoughts. Just pick¬†one &¬†go! Now¬†when you actually think about it, is it about¬†which event you choose to attend, or is it about¬†what you’re going to do when you arrive there? Because in today’s world being there isn’t enough anymore. What are you doing that is going to set you apart from the rest? How will the people remember you? What if you travel across town, and the event is full. Do you turn around, and take no for an answer? I suggest you absolutely DO NOT!

Yes, yes, yes, we¬†aware that we¬†face many choices that bombard us daily. The question is what¬†will You choose to do when the opportunity is sitting in your lap? While you think, I’ll¬†share with¬†you all what I chose this past Saturday, March 14, 2015 between 3 & 4:30pm…

Nordstrom King of Prussia Mall’s MEET & GREET with Steve Madden.



How did I get here you ask? Simple, I heard about it on the radio¬†a couple of days earlier¬†and said I’m going to myself instantly that’s how! Lol.¬†The commercial also said that just for showing up, you would receive a tote bag & t-shirt. Participants could also win any pair of Steve¬†Madden shoes that Nordstrom had in store¬†just by filling out a raffle, there would be a DJ spinning on the one’s & two’s,¬†and to top it off Steve¬†Madden will autograph anything that you would like signed. WHAT! Who put this together? Steve Madden is looking more and more like a genius the longer this commercial plays. I¬†don’t know about any of you, but that commercial had me sold to this¬†event. See you there!

There was also a host. Did I forget to tell you all that there was also a host? Yup, Julissa Bermudez who was super friendly, professional, gorgeous, and an excellent host. Wearing Steve Madden’s Spring Collection of shoes, blue fringe look¬†GREAT on her!


The line was insane when I arrived.¬†Did everyone¬†hear the same commercial that I had, or where they all just out shopping on a Saturday and just happen to reap the benefits of being at the right place at the right time? No time to think about that now,¬†I need¬†to¬†find the line, get my tote bag, t-shirt, and¬†raffle ticket. I get to the¬†end of the line,¬†there I’m told that they’ve had more¬†people than expected¬†and that the cut off has begun.¬†I¬†won’t be able to receive a tote bag, nor a t-shirt, but I can still enter the¬†raffle. WHAT?!? I don’t only want a raffle, I came here for everything that the commercial said was available. *Deep Sigh* Is this happening right now? I was looking forward to this! This isn’t¬†happening¬†right now. It’s only 3:20pm, I have to take a walk. I go out of the store to sit down and collect my thoughts, all¬†the while¬†DJ had that store ROCKING! It seemed like it was a celebrity party, the only thing¬†missing was a bar.¬†I’ll take some pictures of my children, as I look into their eyes I quickly¬†get myself¬†together, and go back in. I’m here already,¬†I’ll take some pictures of what’s happening around the store. That will make for some good blog footage, right? I’ll see when I get home. Let’s go!


I’m back in the place, and FORGET ABOUT IT.¬†The¬†DJ Lady FX was playing all of the classic hits mixed in with some of the latest ones too. She’s been rocking since I walked in the door let me get some pictures of her! She was polite, awesome, beautiful, and the woman could mix. YES!


Wait a minute, where’s Steve? I can’t leave here without pictures of him! I’m walking around several times to get the right angle. People are blocking every shot, first when I was trying to get shots of the DJ, now with Steve.¬†I have to make my way closer. I feel the negative energy around, and there is no place for that in me today. Hey, where are Steve’s¬†shoes? I mean that is what this event is about, correct? I’ll manage to get both him & his shoes somehow. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! My way today.

My personal favorites are the black & white wedges. I’m a sucker for a chunky heel or wedges! They not only make me look taller, I feel that my legs & feet¬†respect my style choice for a day spent on my feet. ūüôā

And surely was I¬†on my feet. Moving around¬†mingling and taking photos.¬†In doing so, I¬†had the pleasure of meeting¬†wardrobe stylists Tye aka BernardBlainShow on Instagram. He actually styled the host’s (Julissa Bermudez) look for the MEET & GREET w/S. Madden. Nothing but good vibes from him, and I’m looking forward to what we’ll do together with fashion¬†in the near future. I’m excited, so stay tuned!


What an amazing time! I’m so glad, that my kiddos helped me put things back into perspective because this turned out pretty cool. OH! Did I mention that with my new outlook on the day¬†I received¬†the free¬†Steve Madden tote (which I got autographed),¬†¬†the t-shirt, and a picture.


Have to say ‘kinda’ in the words of Ice Cube, “Saturday was a good day!” I hope that you all enjoyed the post,¬†and that your weekend was as productive as possible.

What I’m wearing; Hat: Target, Knitted cardigan & Young men’s Denim pants: H&M, Button down Woven & Lace mix media¬†Woman’s shirt: MoCo_Sews,¬†Jacket & Shoes: Kohls

Click on any of the red links above if you would like to visit Steve Madden Shoes, Nordstrom, Julissa Bermudez, and the BernardBlainShow.


This was my personal experience for this past Saturday. I was not paid by anyone and have no affiliation with any of these companies or people. Just jotting down my day!




A Girl Can Dream

There are few¬†things in life that can distract me. One of those things is a runway show that just shoots life into my veins, similar to heroin.¬†The other being Candy Crush SAGA, damn that game! *Throws hands up into the air* And as unfortunate as that may sound. It’s true. What am I¬†going to do? *Shrugs shoulders*¬†¬†There’s a bright side¬†to everything, it could always be worse. ūüôā

My intentions were to share with you all a little of Balmain PARIS’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 RTW(ready to wear)¬†collection,¬†as well as a little of H&M’s F/W 2015-16 RTW collection. It REALLY was, although after gathering my emotions from the Balmain show. My hat went off to Oliver Rousteing’s creative genius behind this ensemble of clothing he prepared for our viewing pleasure.

Oh, of¬†course as any aspiring anything, we somehow¬†find a way¬†to absolutely¬†LOVE what we cannot have at that moment. Is Balmain PARIS¬†in my budget? Heck to the NO! But “A Girl Can Dream”, can’t I? Now H&M is heavy in my closet and drawers. I mean really, you could break your back with all of the different stuff that’s from H&M in this house! Here’s the thing though, my mouth watered just a little while watching the Balmain show yesterday. And to be honest with you all, the H&M collection is outstanding! It will most likely end up in my house with the rest of their items scattered around this place.¬†Reason being H&M is in fact in my budget. Lol!

Here’s just a little smidgen of what H&M shared with us yesterday.


Not bad at all, right? I can see myself in at least seven/eight different articles of clothing.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† All of¬†the H&M images are from Harper’s Bazaar’s magazine website. I claim no ownership.


Okay, ENOUGH already, let me¬†begin to¬†share with you why I feel Oliver of Balmain’s¬†collection had to¬†get a majority of this¬†post, and hopefully H&M will have their time to shine in a post of mine some time next week. *That is if someone hasn’t already beaten me to it*¬†¬†Opening credits are on now, let’s all put on¬†our bib as we get to all of this absolute fashion¬†beauty. *Rubs hands together with a slight devilish grin*¬†


The show is now set to begin. I have the gallery set up to two different views, all are my personal favorites. The first show will display how effortlessly the fabric flowed down the runway, and the second will show the structure of the other garments. This is just a peek of what was actually on the runway. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did/do!



Did you like it? Or did I hype it up too much for your taste? I really enjoyed it! Whelp, I hope that you all got something out of it, that is my wish. ūüôā

Last picture, here’s Oliver Rousteing who is the¬†creative director and¬†(I BELIEVE)¬†part owner of Balmain PARIS.


All Balmain PARIS images are from VOUGE magazine’s website. I claim no¬†ownership.


Small S/O to another blogger JILW-B life is poetry for guiding me to images for this post.

As always, thank you for your time!