Thursday, August 27, 2015

Memo 194: It's About that Time

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 27, 2015
Subject: Skorts + Pom Poms 

So, after much deliberation, it has come to the point of my life where some things must go. The only thing constant in this world is change anyway, right? I mean, we just can't continue to stay the same. We must evolve and grow.

The next time you see me, God willing, these braids will be gone. It's been real but they've gotsta go! Farewell, sayonara, peace out, deuces and all that jazz.

They've been super convenient and have allowed me to completely lose my mind in the gym with no worries. However, she, me, her misses her hair. Currently, experiencing real hair withdrawal.

Get the Look:

Tibi Tuxedo Blazer - Similar here and here
Alexandra Rosati Top - Similar here and here
ASOS Skort - Currently on Sale here
BCBG Peplum Belt - Similar here
Charlotte Olympia Pom Pom Sandals - Similar here
Zara Clear Clutch - Similar here
Perry Street Gemma Studs c/o Rocksbox - Go to Rocksbox to sign up!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Social Werk! | Maxed Out! Recap

How about we throw it back to earlier this summer at "Maxed Out"? 

I teamed up with Ambrosia Malbrough of xoxo, Brosia and Ask pRoy of Steel Feather Lace Elephant to host "Maxed Out!" earlier this summer in Chandler, AZ. The theme was, you guessed it, maxi dresses! And these Arizona laytees showed up and showed out!

Click "More Werk!" to see more photos from the event.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Memo 193: To Keep Them or Not to Keep Them

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 11, 2015
Subject: That is the Question

Going to a day party or out for a little happy hour? I have the perfect outfit for you! Of course, the look is featuring my go to peplum shorts for the season! A couple of months ago, I had to make a really tough decision between the Cameo Collective 'It's Time' Peplum Shorts featured in this look and the Mink Pink 'Summer Time' Shadows Shorts that are linked in the "Get the Look" section.

I literally had them both side-by-side and tried to rationalize keeping both of them. They're so similar but they're not. I finally just closed my eyes, spun around the room, landed on the Cameo Collective pair and bid the Mink Pink pair adieu.

I'm pretty sure that I still need them. Things people with a shopping addiction say.

Fauxtography: Courtney Dunn

Get the Look:

Zara Blazer - No Longer Available
Zara Crop Top - Similar here and here
Cameo Collective Shorts - Similar here and here
Sophia Webster "Mila" Sandals - Sold here
ASOS Clutch - Similar here and here
ASOS Collar Necklace - Similar here
Sunglasses - Similar here, here and here

Friday, August 7, 2015

Memo 192: 'Tis the Wedding Season

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 7, 2015
Subject: Getting Your Wedding Priorities Straight

Raise your hand if you have had to prioritize your attendance at weddings this season. Ok, family over friends and good friends over acquaintances. Sorry not sorry but congrats! Travel accommodations, gifts and, of course, your outfit can be a little taxing on your pockets. So, a priority list must be enforced!

This season, I chose my good college friend and my cousin's wedding. I wore this look to my cousin's wedding in Chicago. Although, you don't want to show up the bride, you still want to show up! 

I remained true to my style by infusing some prints and texture. The Zara "dress" in this look lately has been fitting more like a t-shirt than a t-shirt dress. Because I didn't see wearing a t-shirt and heels on the fashion menu, I added the Zara lace pencil skirt to the "dress" to add a little length.

And I've been hitting the gym with a vengeance to get back to t-shirt dress status.

Get the Look:

Zara Dress - Similar here and here
Zara Skirt - Similar here and here
Kenneth Cole Clutch - Similar here and here
Fendi Colorblock PVC Sandals - Similar here
French Connection Pendant Necklace - No Longer Available
Cara Couture Bracelet - No Longer Available
Various Bracelets - Similar here, here, here and here

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Memo 191: Ruffle My Shorts

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 5, 2015
Subject: Peplum's at it Again

Do you remember that season when it was all peplum everything?! OMG, I was SO completely over it. Like, I didn't want to see another ruffle around a waistline in my entire life. Then I saw these Cameo "It's Time" shorts and decided peplum was on again. Please don't wear it out like the last time. Pinky swear promise, ok?

Friendly reminder to get your ticket for the 'Romping Around' Brunch in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Join the ladies of Well Dressed Event for 'Romping Around' on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 5th & Wine in Scottsdale, AZ from 11:00AM - 2:00PM.
  • Hosted by @thewerkplace (me!), Life Style/Natural Hair YouTube sensations Ambrosia Marlborough (@brosiaaa) and pRoy (@askProy)
  • For event details and ticket information, please visit:
  • Come show off your best romper!

Photography by: Paul Akinrinlola
Instagram: @paulcreativ

Get the Look:

H&M Trench Cape - Similar here
ASOS Crochet Top - Sold here
Cameo Shorts - Similar here and here
Zara Clear Clutch - Similar here and here
Pichulik Necklace - Sold here
Report Signature Sandals - Similar here, here and here