For Men: You’re Welcome

Survey says, most guys don’t like shopping. So here’s the perfect solution to looking stylish without having to actually shop: SprezzaBox!

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SprezzaBox is an online shopping tool for men that takes the guess work out of fashion and grooming. So how does this awesome little box work? Simply sign up for your monthly membership. Around the 10th of each month, a SprezzaBox will be delivered to your doorstep containing several high quality accessories and grooming items. Everything in the box is yours to keep and will have a retail value much greater than $28. Wear the items and get a ton of compliments! Billed on the 1st. Shipped on the 5th. Dapper on the 10th. Each item in the box is chosen based on the seasons, current fashion trends and most importantly the quality.

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Fun fact:

Why the name SprezzaBox…

Sprezza             \spret-sa \

adjective

(Slang)  Dapper or stylish, without [seemingly] trying.

Origin:  Italian

Recently trending as popular slang, especially in world of fashion and style, Sprezza is short for Sprezzatura.

Visit www.spezzabox.com for more info or to sign up and start getting your fashion-filled boxes!

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Do you feel the chill in the air? Of course you do! Even though it’s technically still fall winter is knocking on the door. This means it’s time or fabulous faux furs. All the runways are donning faux fur as a staple item for you closet, celebs are rocking their best furry looks and just about everywhere you shop you can find something fur-inspired. So what are you waiting for? Pick up that fur and work it!

I have snabbed a few fun looks for the winter including a fuzzy black jacket I got for a steal on Amazon.com, a faux fur vest I picked up last winter at The Salvation Army and a fab cream faux fur zipped jacket from Forever 21.

Check out how I styled these cozy faux fur pieces.

Edgy but comfy fuzzy black faux fur

Edgy but comfy fuzzy black faux fur

Sassy off white super soft faux fur

Sassy off-white super soft faux fur

Surprisingly warm faux fur vest

Surprisingly warm faux fur vest

Where to get affordable faux fur:

Amazon.com

eBay.com

Zara.com

*Local Thrift Stores

Do you have any faux fur looks you will be wearing for these cold months?

Photo Credit: Brian Edwards

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Holiday Nail Art

Tis the season for fun Christmas nail art!

During my nightly Pinterest browsing, I picked out my top 5 favorite holiday nail art creations. And sharing is caring so here they are:

Snowflake Nails 

Snowflake Nails

Add a little glitter and these snowflake nails are sure to sparkle. How fun?

Snowman Nails 

Snowman Nail Art

As a fan of hearts, I instantly melted for this adorable snowman mani!

Christmas Tree Nails 

Christmas Tree Nails

So fancy! These Christmas Tree nails are super fun and easy to create.

 Snowman Nails

Snowman Nails

A simple holiday staple, this snowman nail art will bring fun and creativity to nails.

*Follow my Instagram as I share my attempts at recreating some of this fun holiday nail art!*

Which will you try?

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Martell Cognac Celebrates Detroit Fashion

In the true spirit of F.A.B Cocktail, I want to introduce you to what might be my new favorite drink – Martell Cognac. While Cognac is typically a “man’s drink”, Martell is pleasing to anyone’s palate. It goes down smooth and doesn’t leave that harsh after taste. That’s how you know it’s a good cognac!

And unlike other drinks, Martell comes with a message. Martell is currently touring the U.S. stopping in notable cities including my stomping grounds of Detroit, to celebrate young trailblazers with an official celebration hosted by Rob Hill Sr. called Martell Iconic Blueprints.The Martell Iconic Blueprints program is a way to honor those in the community who embody the vision of the Martell brand, defying and exceeding expectations and inspiring others to do the same. As Martell stopped in Detroit, Tommey Walker of DETROIT VS EVERYBODY was celebrated as an emerging icon.

Tommey Walker and Rob Hill Sr.

Tommey Walker and Rob Hill Sr.

Even if you’re not from Detroit, you may have heard of DETROIT VS EVERYBODY. It is a clothing brand that embodies the pride and unapologetic spirit of the gritty but passionate city of Detroit.

Rob Hill and Tommey Walker kicked off the night with an inspiring conversation about being a Martell emerging icon and the future of DETROIT VS EVERYBODY.

So in the end, it was a fabulous night honoring hard work and fashion, with good drinks and good people. I raise my glass and toast to DETROIT VS EVERYBODY and all the other Martell men. Congrats to you!

To follow Martell Blueprints and learn more about this tasty beverage, visit www.detroitvseverybody.com

To learn more about DETROIT VS EVERYBODY or to purchase your apparel, visit http://www.martell.com

Scenes from the night!

Scenes from the night!

Many thanks to the team who invited me to this private event. Good times were had!

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One Skirt, Three Ways

Flashback to this past summer when all of you fabulous people voted for me to win the Wanda Grace Style My Grace Contest. My styled look and all of your votes granted me a piece of my choice from the Wanda Grace collection and I chose an amazing handcrafted Cora Lace Pencil Skirt. Every lady needs a skirt like this in her closet. It works to hug your curves and shows off that fab feminine physique. Plus it’s versatile with its ability to pair with different looks and transition from season to season.

So without further adieu, here is how I wore the Wanda Grace Cora Lace Pencil Skirt!

This first look is fun and flirty with a nod to “sporty.” I chose to pair a simple black crop top with a faux varsity bomber jacket for something fun and unique.


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This particular look works well for the office or an after work function. Paired with a simple long cardigan and a statement necklace, it’s simply chic.

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The last look is what I like to call “fancy comfort.” A simple graphic tee paired with the skirt is so simple but the added touch of the statement necklace pulls the look together.

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How would you style this skirt?

Be sure to check out the newest Wanda Grace collection with several more fabulous pencil skirts in bold colors!

Photo Credit: Many thanks to Brian Edwards

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Handbag Essentials: With Help from Rue La La

I don’t ever leave the house without a handbag! In fact, I often times will put a bag inside of a bag. I am a firm believer that the bag you carry is the most important, stand-out accessory.

Take it from Rue La La. They know a thing or two about handbags as they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designers. Rue
La La
is an online shopping boutique with discounted designer options. Check out their handbag essentials guide here.

So what’s in my bag? I carry everything from lip gloss to socks, to a wallet and snacks.

Brown tote handbag - Aldo

Brown tote handbag – Aldo

For girls on-the-go, a big handbag like a flashy tote is the essential option. I always say you can carry anything in a tote handbag and be ready for anything on a moments notice. And here’s a tip for travel: use a big tote handbag as your carryon and be sure to pack it tight with essentials like cash, extra underwear and valuables like jewelry. Because you never know what could happen to your luggage during travels.

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What is your go-to handbag?

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Motown The Musical

There’s something about music that brings people together. It’s a common ground of enjoyment and that’s exactly the feeling you get while experiencing Motown The musical. I was graciously invited to attend the special Red Carpet celebration of Detroit’s run of Motown The Musical and was moving in my seat with joy and excitement all night.

The special Red Carpet event paid homage to Motown legends like Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the creator of Motown himself, Berry Gordy! These incredible artists played an intricate role in the music we know and love today.

Motown The Musical tells the story of the peaks and struggles of the music industry from the late 50s until Motown’s 25th Anniversary in the 80s. Founder Berry Gordy set his sights high and met incredible achievements in music with the help of  stars like Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5.

Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical

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Motown The Musical is a true celebration of music with some great nods to Motown’s home of Detroit. As the musical runs at The Fisher Theater now until November 16, I highly recommend seeing this amazing production. There’s music and fun for everyone to relate and enjoy, plus unexpected but delightful audience interaction. Not to mention, amazing retro fashion with lots of color, glitz and glam!

Photo Credit: Motown The Musical First National Tour (Joan Marcus)

Will you be seeing Motown The Musical in Detroit?

 

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