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Navy Blue Turtleneck at IFBCON

DIY with Mail Chimp at IFBCON

 

Fekkai Hairstylist

 

Fekkai hairstyling complete look

 

posing for Monster Products Headphones

 

Twitter feed with Lisa Salzer from LuLu Frost

Today is Day 6 of the 28 day challenge and I kept it simple with a navy blue turtle neck and all black everything. I had a black pleather jacket with black pants and black flat calf boots. I had a great time today at day 2 of the Independent Fashion Blogger’s Conference. I got my hair done by Fekkai, makeup done by Bare Minerals Cosmetics, and I did a DIY project with MailChimp! We had a surprise appearance by Fibi and Clo and they gifted us with some beautiful and surprisingly comfortable sandals.

We had several very informative seminars including a Copyright Law seminar for bloggers, SEO tips and photography tips. I’m glad I took notes because there is so much take away from only two days. I can’t express enough how “worth it” it is to go to this conference if you are serious about blogging and you want to learn more about it.

One of my favorite aspects of the IFB Conference was the community of people. I met so many great and fun people that I can’t wait to develop a relationship with. The blogging community is so small and unified and I really hope it stays this way.

One super exciting thing I wanted to share with you was that Lisa Salzer, CEO and Founder of LuLu Frost Jewelry, responded to one of my tweets! Yesterday I shared with you that I met her in person and she was so inspirational and so encouraging. I tweeted her that I was happy to meet her and she actually responded! It was a big deal to me because she gets tons of people tweeting her all the time and it felt great that she not only pays attention to her supporters but it also shows that she is a humble person.

Stay tuned for tomorrow because I’ll be bringing you some NYFW 2013 coverage straight from the tents at Lincoln Center!

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

What I’m Wearing:

  • top: Navy Blue Turtleneck (old)
  • pants: Black Skinnypants (gift)
  • boots: Black Calf Boots (Forever21)
  • jacket: Arden B. Black Pleather Jacket

Faux Fur and Leopard at IFBCON

Faux Fur and Leopard at IFBCON

Faux Fur and Leopard at IFBCON

with Tyson Beckford

 

Faux Fur and Leopard at IFBCON

 

Faux Fur and Leopard at IFBCON

 

Faux Fur and Leopard at IFBCON

with Lisa Salzer Founder and CEO of LuLu Frost

Day 5 of the 28-day challenge I wore a brown jacket with faux fur around the hood and a leopard scarf. I paired these items with black pleather pants and wedge sneakers. This was the perfect outfit for this super cold weather out here in NYC! Last night I studied the map of where I needed to walk to catch the subway and after much confusion and frustration I finally got a sense of where I was in relation to the buildings and streets. Despite all of the studying I had done, I still ended up getting lost, but much to my surprise the people here are very helpful and quite approachable. I finally made it to the subway and when I got off at my stop I managed to get lost again! I literally walked back to my starting point, and went every single direction until I finally was going the correct way. Of course I didn’t ask for directions, that was the pride in me.

Anyway, I finally ended up at the Independent Fashion Blogger’s Conference and I had an amazing, information filled, and fun-filled day! I met super model Tyson Beckford and he was super nice and his abs were super hard, just like I had imagined they would be. I got my makeup done by BareMinerals Cosmetics and they also gave me some free swag as well! I also met Lisa Salzer CEO and Founder of LuLu Frost jewelry line. Her story was very inspiring and touching of how she fought for what she wanted and how she got there. I had an opportunity to speak with her after the seminar and she was so nice and inviting. I let her know how her story resonated with me and she encouraged me to keep going for what I love. I am so glad I met her!

I can’t wait for what tomorrow will bring!

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

Valentine’s Day Inspired

Valentine's Day Inspired

 

Valentine's Day Inspired

 

 

It’s day 4 of the 28 day challenge and I have finally made it to New York City!!! I am very excited, anxious, curious, happy, nervous, confused, and those are just a few of my emotions! Last night as I was packing, I used that time to reflect over the past year and the inception and birth of Wrk It Girl. It came from a place of longing to provide you all with a way to be expressive and independent starting with your style & beauty and encouraging that attitude to bleed into other areas of your life (career, relationship, etc.). My philosophy is if you look good, you feel good; if you feel good, you do good. I realized that it in turn motivated and inspired myself! I have catapulted myself to have a “practice what you preach” attitude and it has led me to many great opportunities, including coming to NYFW for the first time. Wrk It Girl has forced me to be accountable and be a woman of my word. I cannot begin to express the gratitude for the support that Wrk It Girl’s fans has brought me. All of you who have been there since day one, I want you to know that you do not go unnoticed. You all are my Valentine this year and I want you to know how much I love you all and appreciate you all. Thank you so much!

For all of my Valentine’s out there, I am wearing a bright coral colored dress with a floral embroidered vintage coat. I love this look because it is romantic and sexy. It accentuates the small waist and flares out at the bottom for that romantic feel. I paired it with nude heels from Bakers that are so comfortable I can stand in them for hours.

Stayed tuned for more of Wrk It Girl’s adventures, experiences, and our fashion & beauty journey.

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

What I’m wearing:

  • Vintage Embroidered Coat
  • Coral Dress: Top Shop
  • Heels: Bakers (Bakers is out of business)
  • Necklace: Charming Charlie

Diamond Vest and Denim

Day 3 of the 28 day challenge brings a diamond print vest and dark wash jeans. In the spirit of the challenge I used all items that I already have in my closet. The vest I literally have worn one time. Shame on me. In this process I realized how little use I have gotten out of my current wardrobe. I’m excited for what I can come up with next! I think subconsciously I am in “New-York-mode” because my wardrobe has been very dark, contrary to the color and pizazz I usually gravitate towards. Very interesting…it’s rubbing off on me and I haven’t left yet!
As for Super Bowl Sunday, it was a little blah for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed Beyonce’s performance tonight! She was definitely the highlight of my night. I have been cleaning and organizing all weekend so that nice surprise of Destiny’s Child’s reunion made my weekend! I grew up listening to those women and that was a nice moment. (In case you didn’t know, I am always cleaning and organizing. I’m never satisfied. Just a little side-note about me).

vest and denim

vest and jeans

What I’m wearing:

  • vest: Express
  • shirt: Arden B.
  • jeans: old
  • shoes: Steve Madden
  • necklace: Charming Charlie
  • sunglasses: old

Denim Trench Love

Denim Trench

Denim Trench

Denim Trench
Day 2 of the 28-day challenge brings a denim trench and a floral dress. I have had this trench coat for a while now, but I love and it’s still in great condition! This was actually my very first time wearing my nude pumps that I bought 1 year ago! I had them in the original box and I was organizing my closet and found them! Yay for a pleasant surprise! On this beautiful day I was reflecting and preparing for my upcoming trip to NYC. I have to be honest, I am so nervous! I honestly don’t know what to expect. I’ve been once before, but this time feels different for some reason. I’ll keep you all posted on how it goes! Oh! And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I’ll be sharing some helpful Valentine’s Day tutorials with you all! See you tomorrow!

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

And for those of you who don’t know what the 28-day challenge is, find out here.

What I’m Wearing:

  • denim trench coat: Forever 21 (old)
  • Floral print dress: Banana Republic (old)
  • Nude pumps: Steve Madden
  • necklace: Charming Charlie

National Wear Red Day & 28 day challenge!

Today is National Wear Red Day to bring awareness for Heart Disease. This cause personally resonates with me because I have family members that have suffered from Heart Disease. I think that this will remind us to treat our bodies well and to try and live a more healthy and conscious lifestyle. We have one body and we should take pride in what we are blessed with.

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National Wear Red Day

What I’m Wearing:

  • top: Got it from Stockholm, Sweden
  • shoes: Charlotte Russe
  • jeans: Zara
  • sunglasses/ring: old
  • necklace: gift

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What’s this 28-day challenge you say? Well I wanted to challenge you all to make 28 days of outfits based on what you already have in your closets! I am also challenging myself to do the same. You will be surprised what you come up with, not to mention you’ll be saving money by not shopping. I’m sure you’ll appreciate it once spring time hits and you’re ready to update that wardrobe of yours!
So join me on this 28-day challenge and let’s get creative! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
xoxo, Wrk It Girl

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What Wrk It Girl Craves!

Hello friends!!! I wanted to share this week’s cravings from Wrk It Girl. Included in this list are a pair of nude Yves Saint Laurent pumps that I’ve been eyeballing for a while now. They are such a classic wardrobe staple yet they’re still a statement piece. I also heard that YSL shoes are pretty comfortable. I can’t wait for my first pair!
I’ve also been wanting a brand new crisp button down shirt. I already have one from Banana Republic and I’ve had it for about 3 years now, but I just love the fresh look of that clean crisp brand new white button down shirt. Having a white button down shirt is an essential piece to anyone’s wardrobe male and female.
Emerald Green is really in this season, so I wanted to spice up my purse collection with an emerald green purse.
What are this week’s cravings for you?
Thanks for visiting!
xoxo, Wrk It Girl

Diva Creations Launch Party

Hello friends! Last night I attended the Diva Creations by Joy  Launch party at River Oaks Beauty Bar. Joy is an amazing makeup artist and extension specialist and her launch party was for her services and to also celebrate her birthday!
 She aims to provide a great experience for her clients and to bring out the “Diva” in each one of us! I really enjoyed supporting my friend and fellow makeup artist and she looked stunning! There was a special performance by SoBe Lash!, a pop artist who’s musical style is a mix between Rihanna and Kesha. She has an amazing voice and stage presence not to mention her fashion was on point! I love something different and colorful and that’s what she brought to the table!

There were also handmade clutch bags on display from Rahill Raheem and she is also a fellow makeup artist. The designs were very bold in color and perfect for an evening out. Joy’s jewelry was provided by Mooncat Designs and it was a very eclectic piece with pearls, bottle caps, rhinestones, you name it!

Later on I participated in my first television interview with The Ruben Stunner Show ! What an experience with all of the lights and the cameras. I hear people say the lights are so hot, but they really are. I felt like the camera could pick up my sweat on my forehead. I really don’t remember what I said so I guess I’ll just have to wait until it airs on tv! Ruben was so nice and his staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed during my interview. It was so much fun! I have more pictures from the interview on my Instagram!

All in all I had a great time and I was so happy to be apart of Joy’s big day! She is so sweet and I look forward to what she brings us next!

I wanted to share some pictures with you all from the event like the fashion, makeup, and just the overall atmosphere. It was a very red carpet experience. Thanks Diva Creations!

Xoxo, Wrk It Girl!

Diva Creations Launch Party

Joy from Diva Creations amazing pumps!

Joy from Diva Creations amazing pumps!

Wrk It Girl's interview with the Ruben Stunner Show

Wrk It Girl’s interview with the Ruben Stunner Show

My interview with the Ruben Stunner Show

My interview with the Ruben Stunner Show

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Wrk It Girl with SoBe Lash!

Wrk It Girl with SoBe Lash!

SoBe Lash! signing autographs

SoBe Lash! signing autographs

Diva Creations Launch Party

Custom Jewelry by Mooncat Designs

Wrk It Girl with Diva Creations owner

Wrk It Girl with Diva Creations owner

Diva Creations Launch Party

Owner of Diva Creations Joy

Owner of Diva Creations Joy

Owner of River Oaks Beauty Bar

Owner of River Oaks Beauty Bar

Diva Creations Launch Party

SoBe Lash! performance

SoBe Lash! performance

 

Rahill Raheem clutch bag

Rahill Raheem clutch bag





Relaxed Rockergirl

Today was so beautiful out…clear skies, low humidity, and so relaxed. I love my wedge sneaks from Target and my favorite way to wear them is with a really wide leg sweat pants. It was a little chilly out so I throw on a pleather jacket and a scarf and I was ready to go about my day! I wanted to share with you all that I will be going to New York City next month for Fashion Week and I cannot wait to share with you all my experience. It’ll be my first NYFW and I cannot begin to describe how nervous, happy, excited and anxious I am. Stay tuned for NYFW updates straight from the runway!!!

Thank you so much for visiting and see you next time!

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

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What I’m Wearing

  • bag: Mango
  • shoes: Target
  • sweatpants: old
  • jacket: Arden B.
  • black top: Arden B.
  • scarf: old
  • sunglasses:old
  • earrings/ring: gift

My Favorite Fashion & Beauty Magazines

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I have a large collection of fashion magazines that I have accumulated over the years. I can’t seem to let them go because they were my source of inspiration and my reason to continue dreaming. The women and the articles that were featured also were a source of inspiration and motivation for me in my younger years and my impressionable days. I wanted to share with you my favorite magazines and the ones that I feel give me the most for my money’s worth because buying magazines can get expensive.

  • My number one favorite is Vogue. They always have a way of featuring intriguing and content rich articles. A person’s accomplishments and journey in their professional career is always tied back to the relevant topic of fashion.
  • My next favorite is InStyle Magazine. They not only provide great styling tips but also provide a platform of substance that I seek out.
  • Last but not least I LOVE Allure magazine for all of the latest beauty trends!

I hope this helps, and no this was not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share my favorite magazines that I go to for my yearly inspirations. I even refer to the ones from 2004 or 2005 that I still enjoy reading from cover to cover as if it were the first time!
Xoxo, Wrk It Girl