Just Be U Magazine Launch Party Recap

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Hey Lovelies!

On April 2, 2017 I had the pleasure to attend Just Be U Magazine launch party.  The event took place at the venue called The Riverview from 3pm to 6pm. This exclusive event was hosted by Tina Rattigan, the founder and editor of Just Be U Magazine. As fashionable guest came in, they were treated to light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The guests mixed and mingled and were able to view the latest print issue of the magazine.  The atmosphere was light.... yet exciting.

Tina started off the event by sharing the story of how Just Be U Magazine came to be. She introduced all the special guests that were in the room, special guest such as Miss Black USA 2016 Tonille Simone Watkis.

The night included live performance from artists such as Klokwize and Gnice Langley. Each artists performed their original songs from a present or up coming album.

To close out the night, guest were treated to a spring fashion show that showcased collections from several designers. One particular designer that stole the show was Couture France. Couture France  designs were utterly stunning! Each piece told a story as they came down the runway. Couture France's collection was unquestionably show stopping and eye catching.

Overall, I had a wonderful time.  The event was absolutely well put together! Check some photos from the event.


From the left: Tina Rattiga,Tianna StLouis and guest.

Gnice Langley

Klokwize







#whatiwore


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Recap: Fletch Firm's Spring Pop-Up Shop

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Hey Lovelies!

I hope all is well!! I know that it has been a while, but my 9 to 5 has been demanding a lot of my time (story of my life)! I've been also working with a couple new people and have some great stuff in the works...which I can't wait to share.

With that being said, a couple of  weekends ago I attended another fantastic pop-up shop hosted by Fletch Firm.
The event was held at a venue called Vanish.  I had an awesome night previewing all the collections and designs from local designers.The night began with guests mingling, previewing and shopping the latest beauty, accessories and fashion trends.
I also had the opportunity to check out and meet couple new up and coming beauty and accessory brands. The event was nothing but wonderful!

I had an amazing videographer; @its_dinero1 who helped put together a recap video of the event.

Check out the recap video below and pics from the event.









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The Armada Duffle- MAHI Leather

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Hey Luvs!
I hope that you are able to enjoy this crazy incredible weather that we are having in the month of February. I am super excited for my trip to Canada, for it is getting closer and I’m hoping that they are having great weather as well.

A couple of weeks ago I had mentioned that I was currently looking for new luggage for my trip to CA. In the post The Prefect Travel Bag- MAHI Leather, I shared with you my findings on MAHI Leather and the fact that this company was one to consider.

Last week I received my personalized Armada Duffle, which I used for my weekend getaway to Boston last weekend. My bag was shipped directly from their workshop. Since it was being shipped internationally, it took about 4 days to receive it. The color I got was the Vintage Brown and the embroidery color for my initials was in the color black.

The site states that the design of this bag was inspired by the 16th century Spanish sailing fleets. The bag came in a complimentary dust cover, a luggage tag and a long adjustable shoulder strap.

Guys! I am truly in love with this leather duffle. It is definitely roomy enough to fit two complete outfits, two extra shirts, under garments, a two pairs of flats and a pair of heels (I recommend wrapping your heels so that you don’t risk the chance of piercing the bag).

I wanted to share some photos with you of the duffle and show how perfect this bag is a “traveler”!






If you would like to find out more then please head over to the MAHI Leather website.

XOXO 

*My review, thoughts and opinions are entirely honest. I did receive a complementary duffle from Mahi Leather. 

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Outfit Ideas: A Casual Snow Day Look

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Hey Luvs!

If you live in the Northeast, then you too had experienced the mini blizzard that occurred last week. I don't know about you, but I am really not a fan of the snow! I hate the fact that when I am in the mood to put a little effort in my look... I am stuck contemplating on whether or not I should wear a certain boot, coat or a certain color of jean/pants.

This particular day I wanted to put together an outfit that was cute and comfy, but also was warm enough to withstand the wind chills. Below I will listed where I got the items to create my Casual Snow Day Look.

Knitted pompom hat I wore is from TJMaxx.

The infinite faux fur scarf  I actually bought from Target a year ago.

The "Girls Bite Back" blush sweater is from H&M. I love this sweater especially in  a time where woman's rights are being challenged.

My black and white block coat if from Metaphor

The handbag that I am carry is also from TJMaxx form the brand Lionel.

My distressed jeans is over a year old and I bought them during a summer clearance sale at Old Navy.

I don't know what I'd do without my duck boots! The brand of these boots are the ESprit and I got them from Marshalls.

As far as accessories goes, I am not sure where I bought my rings. I could have bought the from  +Forever 21, Charlotte Russe or Charming Charlie.

Incase you're wondering... the lipstick color that I'm wearing is Sephora M08- Peace And Rock from their Rouge Matte collection.




XOXO
Stay Warm!

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The Prefect Travel Bag- MAHI Leather

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Anyone else feeling OUTRAGEOUS? We got you covered! Get one step ahead of the game and let the world stare in envy with our limited edition MAHI duffles!!!:
 Hey Guys!

So I have made travel plans to do a long weekend trip to Quebec, Canada. I am not sure about everyone else, but I am definitely one of those girls who doesn’t pack light and who needs travel bag that will accommodate all of my stuff. I am currently shopping for new luggage and I wanted a leather duffle bag that could complement my outfit and large enough to hold all my items. While searching on the web I came across MAHI Leather.

MAHI Leather is an online store that sells beautifully crafted genuine leather bags. MAHI’s are made to order and easy to personalize with initials or a memorable phrase, making them extra personal and a great gift selection.
Is it a shopping carrier? Is it a gym bag? is it a travel companion? It's the ultimate in stylish check out the MAHI duffle range now!:


When making each bag, MAHI uses soft leather, sturdy brass fitting and robust YKK zipper. Every bag is built to last. Due to the natural variation and suppleness of leather, no two MAHI bags are alike. Their collection includes Duffles, Holdalls, Backpacks, Satchels and other accessories. These bags are perfect when looking for a highly durable option and the amazing thing is that they ship worldwide!

The company takes its name from the Mahi River in India. For many this is a sacred river and in a country where 103 million people lack safe water its significance is more than symbolic. What's awesome about this company is that, MAHI Leather donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water, a UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005.

To learn more about MAHI Leather...you can check them out on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mahileather/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mahi.leather/ 
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/mahileather/
Let me know your thoughts and check out my style board of what I have in mind for my trip to Quebec, Canada!

Weekend Getaway



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Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra

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Hey Luvs!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to a new year. I am such an optimistic…a new year for me means new beginnings and with that being said, this past week I recently added a new strapless bra to my under garment collection.

I received a complimentary Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra With Maximum Comfort from Holly O Boutique. Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra can be worn under backless garments such as halter tops or evening dresses. This bra is designed to stay out of sight, while providing the maximum support of a normal bra without the straps and hooks.


I was sent a 38 D cup size…this is my current bra size at the moment. I received the product in a cute black box with peach font. The box contained the backless bra, adhesive wings and 3 invisible straps. In order to wear this bra…all you’d have to do is remove the adhesive wings and adhere one wing to each side of the bra…position or align the bra and your breast in place and adhere to clean dry skin.

Since we’re still in the winter season I decided to test out the bra under a white t-shirt. I wore the bra all day and to my surprise I did received maximum support. Usually when I’m wearing a strapless bra I am constantly adjusting and re-positioning the bra, but with Oolala Plus Size Backless Bra the adhesive wings kept the bra in place.



The care instructions for this bra are super easy! To keep this bra clean, simply detached the wings, run both the bra and wings under warm water and wash with mild soap…and then air dry.

Check out the photo below for step by step instructions.




As you can see from the title, this is a plus size bra and the boutique does carry sizes larger than a 38D.  Holly O Boutique does offer a complimentary size consultation for all customers to ensure that you select the perfect bra. All you would need to do is send an inquiry via email before purchasing.

If you’d like to know more about Holly Boutique or to check out the Oolala Plus Size Backless Bra…head over to their website or check them out on their social media #oolalabra.

 *I did receive this free product Tomoson and Holly O Boutique in exchange for my honest opinion.


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