Fashion and Style

Photoshoot Series: Styling Iris

Heyyy, Pearlites! I know I’ve been quiet on this platform but trust me, your girl has been working! Back in March, I had the pleasure of styling Iris for her photoshoot and let me tell you – it was so much fun! Iris wanted to have some photos taken for branding purposes for her make-up biz and she already had the vision for her shoot. Iris wanted two looks and she wanted to give off edgy-chic vibes. We quickly began our search for the perfect ‘fits and before we knew it, everything came together. Iris already owned a few pieces…

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Fashion and Style

Congratulations to the Winchesters!

Congratulations to Kristin and Jovan on their new baby boy, Rowan Winchester, born 2/15 at 9:16a weighing 6lbs & 14 oz. Aww! In December, I had the pleasure of helping the new mom, Kristin, find thee perfect outfit for the couple’s maternity shoot. Now, Kristin is no stranger to fashion, in fact, she has deep roots in the fashion industry from style and lifestyle blogging, to elite fashion networking to owning her own online boutique, Kaykode X Krissy’s Klozet. Currently, Kristin has a thriving business, Her Therapy Space, where she and her team provide transformative therapy and counseling services in…

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Fashion and Style

How Sergio Hudson Crafted Michelle Obama’s Show-Stopping Inauguration Lewk

It’s no surprise that Michelle Obama was America’s fan favorite with her show-stopping ensemble at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. We’ve all fawned over photos and viewed extensive coverage of the stunning garb. Now let’s talk about how the look came about.  According to E! News, the First Lady’s stylist, Meredith Koop, spotted a look from Sergio Hudson’s F-20 collection and reached out to him saying, “I really like this look from your collection. Can we make this work for Mrs. O?” The designer reportedly transformed a sweater dress into a sweater, added a wide-leg pant, and extended the coat to…

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Random Fashion Fact

#RandomFashionFact

Did you know? In 1985, the Air Jordan I hits shelves. Since only white shoes were allowed on NBA courts, the black high-top with the red swoosh was banned from professional play. Jordan wore them anyway and had to pay a fine each time he broke the rules. Wow, talk about being stubborn! -Fashion 101

Fashion and Style

10 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Personal Stylist

No client is the same. Just like any other profession, clients have different needs and preferences. They all deserve special treatment. Study your client. Learn their likes/dislikes. What is their body type? Any quirks? Favorite color? Who is their style icon? How do they want to be presented to the world? If you’re styling them for a particular event, find out information about the event (formal, casual, etc). These are the ingredients that make a well-styled, satisfied client. A great stylist delivers something unexpected: whether it’s a change in a sleeve, a nip at the waist, manipulating the dress to…

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Fashion and Style

#AccordingtoCandace: 11 Rules Everyone Should Follow for Looking Their Best

Although rules are meant to be broken 😏 these are simple guidelines that I follow and recommend on how to look your best. 1) Wear clothes that fit well. Clothes that complement your figure make a difference in your appearance. There are five main body shapes for women: hourglass, apple, pear, triangle, and rectangle {more on this in another post!}. Carefully take time to learn your shape and what items work best for you. Once you learn this, you will be unstoppable. 2) Choose the right undergarments — they matter! I repeat, undergarments MATTER! (yes, I am yelling!) Invest in…

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Lifestyle

Fun Post: 14 Things That Make Me Really Happy 😊

Al dente pasta.. I love the texture! Quality time with my handsome husband 💕 Ordering new clothes and feeling excited when they arrive Watching Married At First Sight & other fave shows & live tweeting it Family time with my siblings and Dad Having a great hair day (it’s everything!) Running errands with Milton and Ryenne 🥰 Eating at new restaurants with my homegirls and ordering the whole menu and trying each other’s dishes (it’s the best!) Jumbo lump crab cakes Traveling/Getaway weekends Sunny days.. they instantly make me happy Scented candles Intimate conversations in small groups Those first few…

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Lifestyle

New York & Co. Earrings

Back in summer 2019, I’m at work minding my business. In walks one of my colleagues – I’ll call her Kate. Kate has on these earrings that stop me dead in my tracks. They were gorgeous! The earrings were dangling, black and high-fashion-ey. I instantly fell in love with them and knew that I had to have them. So I say, “Omg, Kate! Where did you get those earrings?! I love them!” “New York & Company,” she says. “Oh, I need those!” I say. “Go on their website but hurry because I got them on sale,” she instructs. “Bet!” I…

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Lifestyle

2015…The Year Everything Changed

Let’s talk about how I haven’t been able to write on this blog for nearly a year. I’ve been feeling stuck.  Every week I would try to write but would be unable to formulate a working sentence.   Some weeks I wouldn’t log on at all. And for a second, I thought perhaps my run with blogging had come to an end.  Maybe I’d arrived to the finish line. But then I thought to myself, this couldn’t be the end because I think about it every day. Literally. So I wrote drafts and then stopped.  Wrote drafts that got deleted because…

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