Tis the season....

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Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!
XOXO Culture Of Venus

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A Little Warmer

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A Little Warmer

Kaliko tailored shirt
$24 - johnlewis.com

Blue denim jeans
$28 - newlook.com

Platform boots
$40 - bankfashion.co.uk

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Brooch & Stones

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With every new season a new trend follows. For this winter 2012/13…it’s all about brooches and large stone jewelry. When it comes to brooches, they are not just an accessory piece. They are absolutely a great way to add a bit of beauty to an outfit. A brooch can be worn in many several ways.

Ways to wear a brooch:

  1.  In the hair
  2.  On a coat/jacket/blazer
  3.  On a purse
  4.  On necklaces
  5.  On hats
  6. On Scarves


Gemstones or precious stones on the other hand…are definitely in. What better way to show off you birthstone than to wear them BIG and BRIGHT. Whether it maybe an earring, necklace, ring, bracelet or band, they will most certainly make a statement where ever you go.

Peep pics of different styles of brooches and gemstone pieces:


Antiquities Couture brooch


Carolee brooch


Brooch


Brooch (clipped to polyvore.com)




Betsey Johnson ring


LOFT necklace


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On The Run Mondays: Giving...the best part!

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So, here we are again. The holidays are just around the corner and you haven’t got a clue on what you’re going to give as gifts.  Many people stress over the perfect gift for someone. While others may take the easy way out by simply purchasing a gift card.

SCARVES…yes, I said it…Scarves!  Scarves maybe considered as an old traditional gift, but sometimes they are the best gifts. If you live in a region where the winter months can become quite harsh…then scarves are one thing that will come in handy.

A scarf can definitely transform an outfit depending on the color, pattern or style of that scarf. Because of its versatility, a scarf is a great way to accessorize an outfit. Trust me, there a tons of different styles of scarves that will match anyone personal sense of style.

For all my D.I.Y people…if you have basic sewing skills like myself, stitch a nice scarf instead of buying one. Just simply head to your local craft store and pick out a cool fabric design.

See below for photos of completed scarves I've done:







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Ooh I Like Fridays: Out and About

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Out and about


Valentino gauze top
$1,020 - theoutnet.com


Tweed coat
$680 - countryattire.com


Zipper jeans
$61 - newlook.com


Giuseppe Zanotti lace up high heels
$1,170 - harveynichols.com


Cross body tote
dsw.com


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Catch the Eye Thursdays: RL

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When it comes to fashion and style, there’s one thing that I can appreciate….a man that knows fashion and style.

His name is RL and I have known RL for many years and I always loved his sense of style.  RL is a guy that believes that a bit of your character is reflected by the way you dress.

His style encompasses four different types, which are Classic and Glamour meets Street and Trendy.


Peep some outfit ideas from RL:























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Make a Statement Wednesdays: Nasty, Dirty Statements

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Have you ever loved a piece of costume/fashion jewelry so much that your heart broke when it began to tarnish? Well, for me it wasn't just “a piece”… it was several pieces. Like most people, I love budget friendly jewelry and sometimes hate parting with them.  If you have ever felt the pain that I've just described…have no fear, I have a few tricks or tips that can help.

Listed below are tips to help prevent new jewelry from tarnishing and also to somewhat revive already tarnished jewelry.

For new fashion jewelry:
  1. Try storing the jewelry in a sealed plastic bag.
  2. Before wearing add 1 or 2 coating of clear nail polish (any brand will do the job). This will create a seal over the metal.
  3.  Spray a coat of Crystal clear Enamel. You can find this at your local Wal-Mart or hardware store.


For already tarnished fashion jewelry:
  1.  Put your tarnished jewelry in a bowl with some warm water, salt and baking soda ; letting it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. This will clean the spots off without going through the trouble of hand-polishing. Dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  2. Toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste…any brand will do the trick. Apply a sizeable amount to your finger tips and gently rub the toothpaste onto the jewelry. Rinse with warm water and dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  3.  Purchasing cleaners formulated for fashion or costume jewelry.


Below are before and after photos when using the toothpaste method:





I hope this helps!

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I miss you Tuesdays: Ello Govna!

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Earlier this year I made the decision to pay my family members a little visit.  It has been almost six years since we haven’t seen each other.  To be quite honest, I was more excited at the fact that I was going to visit my favorite city in the world…LONDON. I have traveled to England many times and each time I visited the country it feels as though I’m seeing it for the first time.


I must say, that this visit was a bit different than the others. While my intentions were to spend most of my time with the majority of my family, I ended up doing the complete opposite. I was everywhere.  I took my cousin up on her offer to be tour guide. Don’t get me wrong…from my last experiences when it came to shopping…. I knew where all the stores were located, but what I wanted to do was a little site seeing. I visited places like the Princess Diana Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and science museums. I had a blast!!!!

I was looking at some of my photos from that trip and realized how much I really missed that beautiful city. I began to wonder if I would still have this great appreciation for London if my mother had not made the decision to give up her citizenship to relocate back to the Caribbean. I guess I will never know…


 Peep some of my photos from my London vacation.






































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