Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Feeling Empowered

I attended an event this weekend in support of my mother-in-law where her business, Brice Accounting and Bookeeping Services was recognized as a leading small business in Prince George's County, Md. Running a successful business is only one of the many things she takes on. She is a minister in a well-respected church, a wife and a wonderful mother to my awesome hubby! We are so very proud of her.

My husband and I enjoyed being a part of such an empowering event as they not only recognized her business, there were 30 or so other honorees being recognized for giving back to the community. I left that event feeling empowered to do something to help our community as well. I will make more of a conscious effort to support small businesses. As more of us begin to to do this, we can do our part to help create more jobs in our communities. I think that is so awesome!

As for my outfit, I purchased this dress 2 years ago and this weekend was my first time wearing it. As you can see I don't subscribe to the rule that if you haven't worn it in the last year, get rid of it. Lol!

Dress: Adrienne Vittadini via Burlington
Belt: The Limited Boots: Nine West
Tights: Charming Charlie
Watch: Michael Kors Bracelet: Pandora

As always, thanks for visiting. 

Until next time, Keep It Classy...


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall is Here! Fall is Here!

Fall, my favorite time of year has arrived! I love fall because for me that means it's boot season. Although boots can be worn all year around, I don't start wearing boots until around this time of year when the temperature consistently remains cool. I am a confessed boot (and shoe) fanatic because they are so versatile. I especially love a nice pair of riding boots like the ones I am wearing in this post. They're comfy, classy and cute - perfect for fall weekend wear.

Here's what I wore to celebrate the arrival of fall...

Sweater: Esprit Pants: Target Boots: Jeffrey Tyler (old)
Leather Jacket: Wilson's Leather (old)

What's your favorite season of the year? 

As always, thanks for visiting...


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Naturally Chic

This week I want to share with you the awesome ladies of NappStar, the natural hair care salon that has been my hair salon for the past 2+ years.

Annette and Melissa opened their shop in Odenton, MD back in 2011. I just happened to find them in my area while looking for beauty supply stores. What a gem I found in them! I started out as a client wearing natural styles and they revived my long lost interest in getting locs. They didn't let me think about it too long and before you know it, I started my loc journey. They are two awesome, hard-working, ambitious divas making things happen in the Baltimore metro area and beyond.

They are currently located in a gorgeous shop in Columbia, MD where they provide services such as natural hairstyles, braids and locs. You can also find these ladies at various events in the area such as For Sisters Only and at other local events. If you are a natural diva or want to be (smile), please visit these ladies at NappStar. I promise - you will NOT be disappointed.

Annette and Melissa

What do you enjoy most about being natural?

I don't know any different. I've never had a perm...I think it's easier to have locs, personally. I can do more with my hair without worrying about damage.

Why do you think so many women are going natural these days?

It's becoming more accepted in the workplace. 

What advice do you have for those who are considering going natural?

It's the best decision you could ever make for your hair...anything you can do with permed hair you can do with natural hair. You have a lot more options without damaging your hair.

What are a few of your recommendations for maintaining healthy, natural hair?

1. Consistency - make sure to use your products daily.
2. Be aware of all you put in your hair because natural hair is fragile. 
3. Don't apply too much heat.
4. Everyone's hair is different, so make sure you find the products that work best for your hair.

See for yourself what Nappstar can do for you. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

As always...thanks for visiting!

Until next time...Keep It Classy!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Frugal & Fabulous

I talked about clothing swaps in a much earlier post. Swaps are an awesome way to get a lot of new-to-you clothes, shoes and/or accessories for next to nothing. A thrifter like myself is in heaven at a swap! I attended a swap this past weekend in DC hosted by Frugally Fab. The venue was very nice and little did I know that this was the organizers' first event! They did an awesome job. Kudos to Kat and Jerrita! I'm looking forward to attending their events in the future.

The hostesses 

The tables were filled with gems just waiting to be found and lots of shoes to choose from too.

A swapper with a great find. 

A few of my tips for a successful swapping experience: 

1. Bring items to swap that you would be proud to give to a girlfriend (in good condition with no stains, tears or missing buttons, zippers, etc.) You get back what you give.
2. Bring a large enough bag in which to carry your items home. 
3. Come dressed in something that you can try on clothes over. 
4. If you take something home that you later decide you don't want, bring it to the next swap as one your swappable items!

Who says we can't be frugal and fabulous??? 

The next swap in the DMV will be hosted by Dewdrop DC. Check them out for details. 

Until next time...Keep it Classy!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thrifty, Shifty Chic

Happy Friday eve chicas! I am keeping this short and sweet, just like this dress I wore to work a few weeks ago. :-)

There's nothing like a great thrift find. I found this shift dress at my favorite thrift store (Salvation Army) near my job. They have 50% off all clothing items on Wednesdays, so obviously that's the day I go to see what goodies I can covet. I paid $5 for this dress and I love the fit. I have to say it was $5 well spent.

Dress: Chico's (thrifted)
Shoes: MaxStudio (shoemetro.com)

I love a good sale and getting thrifted items at a discount is right up my alley! Most, if not all, thrift stores have sales days. Just find out which day your thrift store offers a sale and plan to go on that day to get the best savings!

Thanks for visiting! Until next time...Keep It Classy! 



Thrifters Anonymous

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blessed to have another...

Hola chicas!

Hope your weekend was enjoyable. Mine certainly was...I had the best birthday weekend! My awesomely wonderful husband collaborated with his sister (aka my best friend who lives 4 states away) to throw me a surprise birthday party at our house. They were able to pull it off without me having a clue.

This past year has been challenging, to say the least, but ultimately I am blessed to have another year filled with love and support from my family and friends. That's what helped get me through the really tough times. I'm looking forward to the year to come. We're expecting some great things to happen for our family.

Here is an outfit I wore last week...

Cardigan: Merona (Target)
Belt: Gifted
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes (old): Nine West


Go-To Denim

Hello again...my denim jacket has always been a go-to piece for me. I'm always asking myself will my denim jacket work with this outfit? I think it works well with this outfit I wore to work last week...

Jacket: Earl Jean (TJ Maxx)
Top: Liz Lange Maternity (Target)
Pants: The Limited  Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Calvin Klein (TJ Maxx)

What is the favorite go-to item in your closet?

As always, thanks for visiting!

Until next time...Keep it Classy!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Style Me Friday: In-Vested

Hola Chicas!

Coming to you this week with my first Style Me Friday linkup with Eboni from The Fashionista Next Door. I'm excited to be a part of this linkup as I admire Eboni's sense of style and creativity. I have definitely learned a lot from her. While Eboni is away on vacay, the awesome Trina of The Baby Shopaholic has stepped in to keep the linkup party going!

This week's Style Me Friday is all about the vest. Vests are great for layering. A vest can be layered over a button-up shirt, a dress, tank or a sweater to name a few. I chose to layer my utility vest over a button-up for this casual friday look.

Vest/Jeans: Old Navy
Shirt: The Limited
Shoes: Nine West
Watch: Michael Kors   Bracelet: Thrifted

What are some creative ways you've worn a vest?

As always, thanks for visiting!

Until next time...Keep it Classy!


              LinkupsSimple Easy Style  |  The Fashionista Next Door

Monday, September 2, 2013

Comfy chic

Hey there classy chicas!

Hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend! I finished up the long weekend spending time with the fam. Had dinner and did a little shopping with the hubby and baby. We got her ears pierced today and she was such the little trooper. She cried only for a few seconds and she was just fine after that. I had to be strong for her, so I made my husband hold her while she got her ears pierced - lol, but it ended well after all.

This was my comfy outfit for the day...

Dress: Old Navy
Shirt: Joseph A via TJ Maxx
Shoes: Nine West
Watch: Michael Kors

As always, thanks for visiting!

Until next time...Keep it Classy!



Although this is a bit late, I'm linking up with The Fashionista Next Door for Style Me Friday  She is so awesome. Check her out to see more maxi skirt styling ideas.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Simply Orange

Hola chicas!

Here again with a quick post with an outfit I wore to work last week.

If you don't already know, I love simple outfits. They make my mornings easy (when I come up with the outfit idea the night before, that is.) These days easy is hard to come by especially with having a newborn, so when getting dressed is easy, life is good! :-)

Dress: Banana Republic
Shoes: Nine West
Watch/Purse: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Thrifted

Until next time...Keep it Classy!

Thanks for visiting!