Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memo 185: Wine and Weddings!

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 27, 2015
Subject: Wedding on the Vineyard

Did somebody say wine? Don't mind if I do! 

This past weekend my boy of at least 15 years got married to the love of his life at the Vintner's Inn in Santa Rosa, CA. Yes, it was beautiful and (more importantly) yes, there was wine!

So, what do you wear to a wedding in the vineyard, you ask? Well, let me tell you. You wear something amazing. That is all. Got it? Good.

Hold on, before we proceed, let me introduce you to my bestie, Courtney. She's cute and her booty is big. Remember: Never trust a big butt and smile. She has both *side eye*.

Moving on, for this vineyard wedding, Courtney opted for a always-down-for-the-occasion floral body conscious dress from ASOS with a pair of nude Christian Louboutin Corneille pumps (RIP to my Maudissmas). I went for it with this Fringe Skirt from H&M's Conscious Collection paired with the Hide & Seek Sweatshirt from Nastygal.

Top Secret Edit: I cut out the bra that came attached to the Hide & Seek Sweatshirt from Nastygal and wore a Kimchi Blue bralette from Urban Outfitters. I've just opened up this sweatshirt to plenty of options with just the switch of the bra. Trust me, you'll see it again.

Get Courtney's Look:

ASOS Floral Midi Body-Con Dress - Similar here and here
 Christian Louboutin Corneille Pumps - Similar here
Pearl Necklace - Similar here

Get Tiffany's Look:

 Nasty Gal Hide & Seek Sweatshirt - Sold here
Kimchi Blue Bralette - Sold here
H&M Fringe Skirt - Sold here
Jimmy Choo Sandals - Similar here and here
ASOS Miniaudiere - Similar here
Translucent Necklace - No Longer Available
Translucent Bracelets - No Longer Available

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Memo 184: Little Blue Riding Hood

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 19, 2015
Subject: A Pop of Color

Yup, I sure did dust this H&M cobalt blue coat off and wear it again. Look at how rich the color is against this black and white Club Monaco dress! I'm pretty much cobalt blue slaying on the way to grandmother's house.

I still love a look with a good pop of color. It adds a little drama that can take a look from ordinary to extraordinary. Pops can be added with simple accessories like a nice piece of arm candy all the way down to a bold statement making shoe.

A couple of updates and reminders for you!

Real Women Style Awards from Redbook 
  • Don't forget to rock the vote in the Real Women Style Awards from Redbook Magazine here. Voting is easy: Select the photo and click the little heart in the bottom right corner. You can vote everyday until the contest ends on Friday, May 22nd.

Maxed Out! Event in Chandler, AZ
  • Join myself, Life Style and Natural Hair YouTube sensations Ambrosia Marlborough (@brosiaaa) and pRoy (@askProy) at "Maxed Out!" on Sunday, June 7th at The Living Room in Chandler, AZ. Come show off in your favorite maxi dresses!

Photography by: Dorrell Edwards
Instagram: @alwaystimeless

Get the look:

H&M Coat - Similar here
Club Monaco Dress - Similar here and here
Gucci Bag - Similar here and here
Vince Camuto Shoes - Similar here 
Zara Gloves - Similar here
H&M Necklace - Similar here
Banana Republic Hat - No Longer Available

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Memo 183: Go Shawty! It was my birthday...

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 13, 2015
Subject: Re-Discovering Phoenix

Two days later and I'm still recovering from Birthday Weekend 2015. What did I do? Glad you asked. Nothing. Nada. Not a thing. All of thee Above.

Yeah, I really just took a moment to enjoy where I am. I went around Arizona and believe it or not discovered some new places to go and things to do. From the Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms to the celebratory brunch at the Phoenix Public Market Cafe, everything was brand new to me!

For the birthday brunch, I kept it breezy, cute and casual in this H&M striped shirt and Brand of Gypsies shorts from Nordstrom. However, my favorite piece from this look is the Indalo Sling Bag that I picked up Cape Town, South Africa. To think that I was going to leave it behind because I didn't know how I was going to pack it. I shudder at the thought.

A couple of updates and reminders for you!

Real Women Style Awards from Redbook 
  • I was selected as one the 25 finalists in the Real Women Style Awards from Redbook Magazine. Whoop Whoop!
  • Check out the other finalists and cast your vote here. Voting is easy: Select the photo and click the little heart in the bottom right corner. You can vote everyday until the contest ends on Friday, May 22nd.

Maxed Out! Event in Chandler, AZ
  • Do you want to be apart of a fun networking event and get great tips on personal style, beauty and branding? 
  • Join myself, Life Style/Natural Hair YouTube sensations Ambrosia Marlborough (@brosiaaa) and pRoy (@askProyat "Maxed Out!" on Sunday, June 7th at The Living Room in Chandler, AZ. For event details and ticket information, visit:

Yeah, so about my hair, I'm growing it out. Please be patient with me as I experiment. Today's look featured the faux hawk. The sides were flat twisted to give the illusion of shaved sides.

 Get the Look:

H&M Striped Shirt - Similar here
Band of Gypsies Shorts - Sold here
Indalo Sling Bag - Sold here
Pour La Victore Jemmy Oxfords - Similar here
Michael Kors Belt Bag - Similar here and here
H&M for Marni Sunglasses - No Longer Available
BCBG Toggle Bracelet - Similar here and here
Orange Leather Bracelet - Similar here and here
H&M Ring - Similar here
Melody Ehsani ID Bracelet - Sold here, Similar here and here

Friday, May 1, 2015

Memo 182: Camp Conrad - The Lost Files

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 1, 2015
Subject: Photo Diary As Told By Instagram

Happy beginning of my birthday month to you! Ha! I'm trying not to be that person that celebrates all month but when it's a special occasion (i.e. a national celebration) you must give it the proper acknowledgment!

Guess what?! I've found some lost files from the camping trip that I was on earlier this year! First of all, the ACE hotel is one of the most colorful and energetic places to be in Palm Springs. Most importantly, it looks great in photos! 

We spent the entire last day of the trip acting UP. If I remember correctly, there was a murder mystery game involved (the name escapes me) and tons of jokes being told around the picnic tables by the pool. Super fun day!

When you go to the ACE hotel, you can't come with anything too boring. ACE screams color, so you bring it!

Get the Look:

The MCB Shop Turban - Similar here
French Connection Caftan - Similar here and here
ASOS Sliders - Similar here