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

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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!

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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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What to Wear When You’re Running Errands

Now that the snow is finally melting and Spring is peeking at us from around the corner, it’s time to get active! I don’t know about you, but this awful winter slump has often kept me from even wanting to run simple errands like grocery shopping or stopping at the post office. But the recent 40+ degree weather we have been having here in the Detroit area is like a little glimmer of hope!

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With warmer temps on rise, running errands won’t be so bad, especially when you can look cute while doing it. Check out my cute yet comfy weekend errands running ensemble with affordable pieces from DSW, Old Navy, Target and Five Below.

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I chose to pair my new, bold Nikes that I picked up from the clearance rack at DSW and a simple Old Navy tee, with a Target leather jacket and scarf from Five Below for warmth when there’s still a slight chill in the air.

Don’t forget that being comfortable can be fashionable, too. Stick to bold colors and prints and remember to shop where you won’t hurt your wallet. Hit up the sales rack for good deals and don’t be afraid to shop for accessories at fun places like Five Below. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can find.

Photo Credit: Developed. Photography by Andrea 

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St. Patrick’s Day Fashion – Detroit Style

Welcome to Detroit ShamROCK City! Let the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day begin!

While St. Patrick’s Day is the easiest excuse shamelessly down beers and/or cocktails all day, it is also the perfect time to support local businesses. And Detroit Respect, a personal favorite of mine, has exactly what you need to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style.

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Detroit Respect is a Detroit-based clothing company offering tees, hoodies, kids clothing, and accessories for those who see the good in the city of Detroit, even on holidays like good ole St. Patrick’s Day!

Since this national “drinking holiday” will fall on a Tuesday this year, I experimented with two looks that can easily take me from the office to the bar.

My Detroit Respect Detroit ShamROCK City tee can be dressed up for the office by paring it with a blazer and pumps and dressed down for happy hour with rock star sunnies and cute but comfy slip ons.

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The common theme in each of these outfits are leopard print shoes because, why not?! Find your favorite stand-out accessory to jazz up your St. Patty’s Day ensemble.

To get your Detroit ShamROCK City and other Detroit Respect pieces, visit detroitrespect.com! Select from three fabulously green options including Detroit ShamROCK City, I Heart St. Patrick’s Day, and Pitch Please, I’m Drunk in Detroit

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Special thanks to Colin of Detroit Respect for the awesome t-shirt and many thanks to Andrea of Developed. Photography by Andrea for braving the absolute freezing cold with me and taking these photos!

*Drink responsibly*

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KleanColor – High Quality Nail Polish Brand

When I find quality nail polish under $5 a pop, I get very excited. This is why KleanColor has become my new favorite nail polish brand!

I was gifted 8 bottles of KleanColor nail polish by a special someone and I still can’t get over how good this polish is. Plus, I’ve been getting compliments every time I wear a color.

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KleanColor nail polish applies extremely smooth and really is chip resistant. The best thing I noticed though, was the smell. Although I love nail polish, I’m not a huge fan of the strong, distinct odor. Meanwhile, KleanColor is subtle, and nothing like that harsh, chemical-like nail polish smell we’re used to. KleanColor almost smells like new car!

Thanks to the hookup on polish, I have been able to try an array of colors including solid colors, glitter polishes and even a matte shade. Each polish gifted left me in awe of how high quality they were, leading me to visit the website for more info on the brand. I was excited to find KleanColor is a full beauty brand offering an array of nail products plus makeup options. Now I am dying to try a lip, blush and whatever else I can get my hands on.

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The only downside is that I have not found KleanColor in-store. Ordering online seems to be the only option unless found at your local nail salon for purchase. KleanColor polishes are $3.49 per bottle, so ordering in bulk can still be fairly inexpensive compared to other brands like Essie and OPI. And I personally think KleanColor applies better and lasts longer than OPI. Plus the color options are more fun and bold!

All in all, I highly recommend trying KleanColor if you enjoy a good and decently priced nail polish.

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