For Men: My Dapper Box

Dapper: (typically of a man) neat and trim in dress, appearance, or bearing. 

Give dad or the special man in your life the gift of style with Dapper Box this Father’s Day!

Dapper Box

Dapper Box is a monthly service that will keep men looking stylish and fashionably refreshed. It’s great for guys-on-the-go, male fashion lovers, men who aren’t afraid to try new styles, and most importantly, it’s great for ladies who love to gift their men with something unique.

Thanks to Dapper Box, I will be one-upping my mom this Father’s Day by gifting her boyfriend (he is like a dad!) with a box. ;) He has been a blessing in both our lives so he deserves something special. Plus, he’s all about wearing awesomely colorful socks. This Dapper Box equipped with a tie, socks, and cufflinks, is perfect to compliments his style. Spoiler Alert:

Dapper Box - What's inside

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Dapper FAQs: 

  • Each box comes with 4 – 5 Dapper Items worth up to $96
  • New members ship within the same week
  • Shipping is Free within the US
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee. Cancel anytime.

I have teamed up with Dapper Box to offer you guys a coupon code for Father’s Day so you can gift dad or that special guy in your life. Use code FABDAD for 15% off your Dapper Box purchase!

 

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Fun in the Sun with Leonisa

The sun is shining (or at least trying to here in Michigan), the weather is getting warmer, and that means it’s time to lay by the pool, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the summer! Summer should be a time of relaxation; not having a care in the world including worrying about feeling perfect in your bikini.
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Ladies, we face challenges daily surrounding our body, and finding garments with the perfect fit can be difficult. However, I am so pleased to have discovered the gem that is Leonisa!
Thanks to the good people of Leonisa, I now have the perfect summer swimwear and the solution to being comfortable in the skin that I’m in.
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Leonisa offers transformational body contouring and intimate apparel and swim suits, because they understand not every body is perfect. These products flatter the figure of every woman – thin, curvy, whatever you are, Leonisa products work for ALL women. This is why I fell in love with the Sensual Halter-Top & Versatile Coverage Bottom. It hugs my curves in all the right places and is fashion-forward, flirty and fun.
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Right now all swimwear is 15% off so you can kick off your summer with the perfect, flattering swim suit.
Thanks again to the good people of Leonisa for hooking me up with this perfect, stylish high wasted bikini.
Photo credit: Developed. Photography by Andrea
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Tulle-ing Around

Would you agree that tulle is swoon-worthy? It’s a fun and feminine approach on fashion that I encourage every lady to try.

When you slip into tulle, you immediately feel fabulous! Depending on your personal style, tulle can be dressed up or down and it’s incredibly attractive for special occasions.

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I recently had a little fun with tulle and with the help of my coworker and friend, Anne Marie, we tulle-d around with a few looks. Check out how we chose to style our tulle skirts, a-la 90s girl group!

me and AMC

Tulle
Looking to rock some tulle yourself? Take a look at these locations for cute tulle options:
Space 46 Boutique
Dry Goods
Windsor
Jane.com

Photo Credit: Developed. Photography by Andrea 

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Current Obsession: Peep Toe Booties

Who doesn’t love finding a great pair of shoes? When I realized peep to booties were all the rage, I knew I had to have a pair…or two!

Peep toe booties are the perfect shoe for chilly to warm weather. Living in Michigan, it is sometimes difficult to find the right footwear to match the quickly-changing weather here. With peep toe booties, you get the coverage you need to keep your feet warm but at the same time, you get the skin exposure you crave when the weather heats up.

This black pair of peep toe booties came from H&M and are the perfect hight with a fabulous chunky heel that accentuates my legs, but doesn’t hurt my feet either. That’s all you need in a shoe, right?!

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This cream pair of peep toe booties came from gojane.com and are perfectly light and dainty in color but add some sexy edge with a slightly higher, chunky heel. Pair these babies with a dress or jeans and you have the perfect outfit.

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Thank you shoe gods for giving us peep toe booties!

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Photo Credit: Developed. Photography by Andrea *Special art direction by Anne Marie Coleman*

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Spring into Summer with JCPenney

I can’t thank fellow blogger boo, Nailah of The Moda Intersection, enough for granting me with the opportunity to be one of the four models on a Fox 2 News Detroit style segment recently! And I can’t thank you guys enough for all of the support. Many thanks to everyone who tuned in! Now here’s how it all started….

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A huge fan of JCPenney, the retailer noticed Nailah’s fabulous style via social media and invited her to take part in an opportunity of a lifetime. Nailah was selected for a JCPenney campaign called JCP Muse which included a photoshoot at Milk Studios in NYC (Gah! So amazing!), the chance to meet other fabulous real women who love JCPenney, and be part of JCP’s first-ever JCP Muse campaign with a feature in the spring lookbook.

As a spin-off of the campaign, Nailah was then invited by one of our local news stations to speak on her experience as a JCP Muse plus share her style tips. The focus of the segment was taking JC Penney garments and transitioning them from spring to summer.

As a model for the segment, I was Nailah’s muse proving that JCPenney has amazing clothing for everyone at amazing prices. I will admit, prior to working with Nailah on this project, JCPenney was not my first choice for shopping for cute, trendy clothing. However, the company recently went through a mass re-brand and now focuses on providing attractive, affordable clothing for the everyday man and woman. In such an on-the-go society, transitional pieces are a must and JCPenney realizes that, creating go-to garments.

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WHAT I WORE: 

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Nailah played up my fun and cutesy personal style by choosing a fun graphic tee, bold skirt to hug my curves and an amazing floral jacket for easy transition from spring to summer, or even day to night.

Outfit Details: 

iJeans by Buffilo Floral Print Jacket

Worthington Pleated Full Skirt

Mixit Floral Statement Necklace

MNG Graphic Tee – Similar

I had such a wonderful time playing in clothing at JCPenney and being on live television (crazy change of pace from being behind the camera as an intern). I want to thank both Nailah and JCPenney again for the opportunity! Check out a quick video of some behind the scenes footage of this exciting and fashionable adventure.

And don’t forget to check out Nailah’s adventures in NYC with JCP on The Moda Intersection here and watch the full Fox 2 News style segment here!

Photo credit: Nailah – The Moda Intersection

Whiskey Business

When life gives you a Thug Life Shirt, you put it on and you rock it! Thug Life Shirts is a small apparel company making a big statement with its humorous shirts and tees. And thanks to Thug Life Shirts, I get to rock my new favorite motto in the form of fashion – “Rather Be Someone’s Shot of Whiskey Than Everyone’s Cup of Tea”

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As you may know, I love a good cocktail, and a perfect pint of beer; but I really do fancy a delicious shot of Whiskey! Tullamore Dew is my favorite to be exact. Thanks to my special shot of whiskey for introducing me to this drink of choice. ;)

Thug Life Shirts offers pages of t-shirt options with phrases we’re all thinking but don’t always say, like, “Y’all Need Jesus” or “I’m a Lady With the Vocabulary of a Well Educated Sailor” and even “My Neck, My Back, My Netfix & My Snacks”

Head on over to Thug Life shirts and pick which shirt best represents you. And while you’re at it, feel free to use the coupon code FAB10 for a hot little discount (10% off your purchase)!

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Drink responsibly and enjoy your tees!

Photo Credit: Another whiskey lover, Developed. Photography by Andrea

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Detroit Melting Pot

Outside of my 9-5 job as a Talent Recruiter, I freelance as a Social Media Manager at a Marketing and Branding firm called Saga Marketing. Saga is based in the heart of downtown Detroit, so I love every opportunity I get to visit the office. Saga is filled with amazingly talented and creative people plus it has a great view of the city!

Me in Detroit

When I popped into the Saga office last Friday, I went on a mini adventure with graphic designer wiz and fellow fashion and beauty blogger, Nailah of The Moda Intersection and we made some new friends along the way! What started as me being a tester as she adjusted her camera to the best settings, turned into a photo shoot with some cool Detroiters.

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When you visit downtown Detroit, you never know who you’ll run into. As businesses continue popping up and the city keeps thriving, Detroit has become a nice little melting pot. A couple saw us snapping photos and politely invited themselves to join our shoot and we graciously welcomed them to our fashion escapades. Although we didn’t get their names, we’ll always remember them with their iconic brown paper bag. Because hey, it’s always 5:00 somewhere! Cheers!

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Outfit details: 
Sweatshirt (Boys department at Meijer)
Vest (Old Navy)
Shoes (Target)

 

*Photo Cred: The Moda Intersection

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