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Celebrating Black History Month with Ella Fitzgerald

Today I wanted to focus on one of my favorite Jazz Singers of all time…Ella Fitzgerald. She is known as the “Queen of Song”. During her time as an artist she transcended all the race and ethnicity issues and was known for her amazing talent.
Here I recreated her look but I added my Wrk IT Girl twist. I loved this blue silk dress because it’s simple enough but the way it’s designed makes it pop on it’s own. Ella is wearing a coral lip, so I wanted to of course include that element and I personally love a great coral lip! And since she has big hair, I would curl my hair with some soft curls and sweep all of my hair to one side.
How will you recreate the Queen of Song’s look?
xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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Celebrating Black History Month with Toni Morrison

Today I wanted to shine light on the fact that it’s Black History Month but I wanted to shake it up by including fashion as well!
Toni Morrison is the first black woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature and she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Next to her great accomplishments is her great sense of style. I am one who really appreciates and respects a person’s sense of style. I love that she keeps it conservative and professional and stays true to her PERSONAL style. I wanted to recreate her look in the photo but with my own personal twist.
I included a big chunky pearl necklace because that would be more my style. I love dramatic pieces (I guess that says something about my personality, you think?). I added a simple black cardigan and the Smashbox Burgundy Red lip.
Stay tuned for more amazing women to be celebrated for the rest of this month!
xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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Houston NBA All-Star Weekend

Today I wanted to let you all know that I’ve been working non-stop during Houston NBA All-Star Weekend! I am a makeup artist so I have been beautifying women for the past week! So I just wanted to touch base and let you all know (more…)

Florals and Tassels

Japanese Gardens Houston, TX

For day 8 of the 28 day challenge I wore a floral top with tassels on it and dark denim jeans to the Japanese Gardens. I knew I would be doing a lot of walking and I wanted to keep my outfit simple but cute. As you all know, I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day (well I did get my mom a card and mini chocolates, but that’s as far as I go) so I decided to (more…)

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

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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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her!

For those of you needing ideas on what to get your sister, mom, daughter, girlfriend, wife, etc. I have below a few gift ideas. These are things that I would personally love and I’m sure they would too!

I absolutely LOVE flowers and chocolate covered strawberries. I literally buy MYSELF fresh flowers just because they smell so amazing to me and lift my mood. And chocolate covered strawberries are a “mother-nature time of the month” staple!

I included a jewelry organizer as an option because she can never be too organized when it comes to jewelry. Her necklaces are probably all tangled, rings everywhere, and stud earrings missing a match. So I think this is a very practical and cute idea.

Forget me knot earrings because I think you can get creative with the presentation…maybe give them to her with a poem you wrote about never forgetting about her or something. Or a dainty heart necklace as an alternative. Every woman deserves her man’s heart.

I included 2 accessories, an embellished iphone case and a Tory Burch wallet. I love the wallet because of the color and I personally need a new one as my current one is all beat up. Again I think she would appreciate the thought of organizing her life just in time for Spring time! The embellished iphone case is just fun and cute!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her!

A little something on Valentine’s Day…I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I know, I know…I’m weird, but it’s not that I’m against it, I just think that Valentine’s Day should be year-round right? Not just one day a year that you show your love for your family, friends, and significant other. I did not participate last year as it was my first time not passing out little notes about how much I care about my loved ones and I must say it was kind of a downer. As much as I’m against the whole concept of Valentine’s Day and it being a reason to spend money I really enjoy making sweets for people and surprising them with a little something (like a note or stationary) to brighten their day and let them know they are cared for by someone.

So this year I will participate in the festivities, but I still believe that it was a made up holiday for people to spend money. Just my opinion. I won’t be buying any gifts, just supplies to make some yummy treats!

Let me know any ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for Him!!!

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

January 2013 Favorites!

Hello there! I wanted to share my favorite things from this month. Click the video below to find out what they were and why!

January 2013 Favorites!

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

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