Day to Night

Day to Night

03/20/2018

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As a business woman, I am the first to say style and confidence comes first when it’s dealing with my attire. Presently, business casual is the dress code for work. I am usually wearing dress pants, blouses, blazers, skirts, etc. You know the essentials for a young black professional woman. Sometimes there are times when I have to wear the outfit I wore to work to an event that same day. Or maybe by the time I’m off there’s barely enough time to throw a completely different outfit together and leave out again. So here are some key tips on transforming your work attire for an evening event outfit.

The outfit you wear to work, should contain a simple top. Something that can be easily changed or where you can just add some accessories to dress it up a little. For this look I’m wearing a basic long sleeve black top with a crew neck. Keeping it simple for the office look. Once you’re off, there can be an easy switch with the tops. I added this “Show You My Tricks Bralette” from Fashion Nova for the evening look to add some sexy. Depending on the evening event; date night, concert, or even a late dinner party with the girls, this bralette is sure to bring sexy back to this business “look”.

Go bold with colors! Make sure the colors you’re wearing are bold enough to dress up once you move on to the next event. I chose lavender for this look. I’m wearing this  Jessica Slinky Tapered Trouser Duster Co-Ord from Boohoo for a professional look. Plus lavender is bold enough where it’s not too distracting for work. But it adds just enough color to show off your personal style at work. Black pairs nicely with the lavender. This tapered suit jacket can be worn as a professional piece for work and by adding the matching pants it “shows business woman with syle”. But the color and material of it allows you to transform this look for the evening.

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I typically wear flats to work. Main reason being I’m on my feet some of the time, and wearing flats provide comfort. Once I leave work, I transition into some sexy black sandals with stylish design to dress up the look. For a business style accessories should be kept modest and tasteful. So for the business look I’ve only added a small black purse and black leather wach. For the transformation, I added a dazzling choker to this look.

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And finally you’re make-up can be transformed as well. At work I started off with a simple look. Lipgloss and lipliner to add to my lips and a natural look for the face. Once you begin to get ready for the evening look, add some color to the lips. I went for this bold red to add to my sexy evening look.

There are so many ways you can dress a business casual look up. That suit jacket or blazer can be worn to work and also out to that dinner party once you’re off. Go through your closet and play with adding colors, accessories, and a different shoe!! Stay beautiful ladies!!!

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Romantic Spice

Romantic Spice

February 14, 2018

Ok ladies let’s get these looks together for Valentine’s Day. It’s not always that day when you’re going on a date or spending quality time with a loved one. You want to leave the house feeling beautiful and confident when you’re headed to work or school. And even if you have the pleasure of spending your day with your man, you definitely want to feel special with him as well. Hopefully he should make you feel like that anyway.

Now I’m normally not too keen on holidays but I’m feeling romantic today. I’m literally a sucker for love, but in all honesty I don’t even think I’ve ever been in love?! How does that work? Anyway,  because I’m feeling romantic I decided to go with lip color “Spice”. It’s actually a Kylie Matte Lipstick, that I got some time ago. But I would recommend copping one of her lip kits. The color is vibrant and stays on for a nice period of time. I outlined my lips with the same color lip liner. I just love the color and how well it goes with my skin tone!

Here was my motivation for today. LOVE!!! This month’s issue of Glamour is pretty straight forward on what they’re trying to convey and perfect timing!  So this issue should be very inspiring, can’t wait to read it and it’s entirety. I don’t know if you’ve ever read or subscribed to the magazine, but I think the content is pretty good. Let’s see what the articles are about today.  Even though I’m a sucker for love, there’s no love for me this year. Sad to say I know. But I still want to look and feel nice. And smell nice as well. Today I’m wearing “Decadence” by Marc Jacobs, a little fancy I know. But it’s time to treat myself. Even though I have no Valentine, doesn’t mean I don’t deserve to smell good. When someone walks past me today, they gone think “Oh she got it going on!!” And you know I do… lol

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This holiday is supposed to be all about love.. But let me say this first, love yourself. PLEASE love yourself first, that’s the key to happiness if you don’t already know that. Make sure you’re making yourself a priority in life. I had to learn the hard way, no boyfriend, baby daddy, or husband was going to make me put myself on hold for them. And if they did they didn’t truly love me. At least that’s how I’m looking at the situation. And if you’re like me… single. Don’t be sad, because you’re not spending the day with a loved one. I want you to feel loved, not only because you love yourself, but because there’s someone out there that will truly love you for you. You probably just haven’t met them yet. So take this time to give yourself the love that it truly needs. Throw on your best lipstick and fragrance that allows you to look and feel beautiful. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

What’s in your makeup bag?

What’s in your makeup bag?

February 7, 2018

So let me just ask you what do you typically carry in your makeup bag? The crazy thing is I have so many makeup bags each with different items in them. I normally would just alternate the items inside depending on the day. As of lately I have just been carrying mascara, a lip gloss, an eyeliner, chap stick or lip balm, LA girl pro concealer, a beauty blender, etc. You know just for the basics.

This makeup bag today features some of my favorite items with brands ranging from Tarte, Nyx, and even Ulta. Now I don’t know about you ladies but I signed up for the glam bags at ipsy.com. So each month Ipsy sends me a makeup bag along with 5 items for only $10.00. It’s a nice little deal, and I think it’s something worth investing in because they send all different brands to you.

Let me share some of the items I have in this sporty bag. By the way this makeup bag, was sent in January and the colors are bold with bright neons and the material is mesh. By far this is my favorite glam bag from Ipsy, because it reminds me of myself. Plus it doesn’t get dirty easily. So let’s look in the bag:

1. Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush “Feisty” — www.tartecosmetics.com

2. Younique “Moodstruck Epic” Mascara — www.youniqueproducts.com

3. Ulta Powder Brush — http://www.ulta.com

4. Tarte Double Duty Beauty Eye shadow Palette “Don’t Quit Your Day Dream” — www.tartecosmetics.com

5. Luxie Beauty Precision Shader Onyx Brush 239 — www.luxiebeauty.com

6. Nyx Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie “Beauty Mark” — www.nyxcosmetics.com

7.  Smashbox Cosmetics Always on Gel Liner “Fishnet” — www.smashbox.com

I love each item that is in this bag. And of course you can click on each link yourself to purchase if you think you might like them. This is the first time I’ve mentioned makeup on my blog. So if you like this post or think you might enjoy any of these items. Comment below. I love feedback.

I think next time I’ll show you I apply them. It won’t really be a makeup tutorial. I just want to show to you what I use and what I like. I’m so excited for what’s in store. Just you wait!! So until next time ladies…