Tag: summerfashion

If you know or follow me, you know I love makeup! I was super excited when Shayla Mitchell, aka MAKEUPSHAYLA on Instagram had another collar with another affordable brand, COLOURPOP!

I love the visuals and merchandising, but from following her over the years, it’s extremely important to support women of color in the beauty industry and of influence and more importantly, those around, everyday.

The collaboration has a pallet, 3 lipsticks, lip gloss and 2 highlighters. I purchased the bundle (everything) for $59! Such a great deal!

The quality is extremely good for an affordable brand. The eyeshadows are as pigmented in person as they are on YouTube, easy to blend and the lips are extremely creamy!

Check out this look I did with roses and golds in the pallet, perfect for Mother’s Day. You can check out other looks on her YouTube channel. I’ll definitely be wearing this all summer!

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Festive Spring Look

Happy Monday!!! We’re getting into the home stretch of summer…and summer vacations!!! I’m so excited.  I have two trips planned and i’m turning 30, so I’ve been shopping for vacation outfits for a few weeks. I wanted to do something summer-y to pick up my work week vibes and have been living for yellow/gold/mustard tones that have been super trendy since last fall. This look is perfect for any concert, casual event or festival this season.

Flirty and Fun White Dress

Lace is a huge trend this season and it adds a delicate feminine touch. Teacher of the Year, Kiwonda never wears white, unbeknownst to me, but looks fabulous.  Just in time for spring and appropriate for several occasions and event, from weddings to work! The bell sleeves add a fun vibe to look and minimal accessories to complete the look.

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of color with heels…nude or black cold work, but these red Valentino inspired heels from her closet pair well.

Kiwonda Riley, Teacher of the Year

The 2019 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year is Ms. Kiwonda Riley.  When I walked into her classroom to meet her she was teaching a dance class (she also teaches English). She knows how to speak to teenagers, the cool teacher. I think she’s always been that way.

I remember in high school, I was probably a freshman or sophomore and seeing her in the halls. I think as a teen, you can easily identify people that you would like or admire, she was one of the persons for me. I was a dork, so she didn’t know it. I can recall her being a cheerleader and being very joyful and rambunctious, minus the bad rap as a mean girls that some cheerleaders carry. Safe to say, she’s still that same person. One to admire, but with a “started from the bottom, now i’m here” story, with such much humility.

I knew immediately, I had to capture to youthfulness and dance spirit in a chic look, completely gifted from Fabric and Dillards. Her look is perfect for school, brunch with the girls or the Food and Wine Festival with her fiancé. 

Nicole Dillon

Nicole Dillon was Teacher of the Year at Oglethorpe Charter School. Nicole is definitely the “Do-It-All” woman. She has an enormous heart and oozes a joyous personality.  I captured her personality for the night in a bold Calvin Klein dress from Roz and Ali and all of her gifted accessories from Dillards.

Nicole is a gem, so bright gemstone colors are beautiful against her chocolate skin. This was a perfect look for an evening of recognition, but can be worn on a date night, church or any of her speaking engagements!

Dr. Laura Hooks

Dr. Laura Hooks was Teacher of the Year at West Chatham Middle School.  She’s a woman who knows what she likes and what she wants, just needed a little help mixing, matching and assembling.  I’d describe her personality as a subtle cool. The woman who loves to relax, but definitely knows how to have fun.

I picked out a great floral dress from Harper in Savannah for her. It’s bright, light and fun. I gave her two options of dressing it up for date night with her hubby or with a jean jacket and flats for walking the streets of downtown Savannah. All of her accessories were gifted from Dillard’s.

Labor Day

Labor Day in south Georgia is filled with love bugs (highly annoying), muggy heat (still) and plenty of cookouts!  This year, I headed over to my mentor’s house for her annual Labor Day cookout…food was so good and the weather held up beautifully.  I’ve have this dress I thrifted about a year ago and only wore it once, but that occasion did it no justice (just a road trip).  When looking for something to wear, I knew I wanted something light and breathable, comfortable and a dash and spice.

Simple accessories. Hair pulled back. I wanted the dress to speak. If you’re a leggy girl like myself, you know it’s a strength (lol).  I’m able to control this dress to be dowdy or sexy…this dress was a win. I’ve got the numbers I took that i’ll never call to prove it (elle. oh. elle.)

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Seen on Me:

Dress, Moda International, Goodwill $5 | Earring, Goodwill $3 | Clutch, Old |Sunnies, Marc Jacobs

Have a great and safe Labor Day!