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11/12/2019

A Click Different Experience at Joesphine Wine Bar





Last week on Wednesday, I went out on a school night with my friend Telisha. We headed to Josephine Wine Bar in Charleston, SC for a Wine Tasting Event. Clink Different: Experience  The Wines of Europe.  I've been wanting to go wine tasting for some time now and I got my chance.

When finally arrived after circling the block for parking,  it was pretty packed. We checked in and got our wine glasses for the night.  We sipped on many different wines which so super fun for me. The only wine I would stick to would be Rose' and Moscato. I don't know much about the other wine flavors but I gave them a try that night.


We sipped on Pinot Noir, Rose', Bordeaux, Red Wine, and Reisling.  Before that night, I didn't understand the hype behind drink older wine. But I got a chance to try a wine that is 6 years old and it was so smooth.  There were also some bites to eat but I only tried one. It was Pimento cheese, fig jam, ham on toast. Weird combo but all of those flavors came together. I wanted to try the cheese from the cheese dish but I still have a hard time eating cheese that isn't melted or on a sandwich ( crazy right).



















Cheers to trying to new things and getting out of my comfort zone!  I can't wait to share with you guys the next adventure.


Until next time,


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11/06/2019

Styling A Blazer 5 Ways






After searching for the Black Blazer, I finally hit the jackpot when I visited Lane Bryant. They were having a great sale so I go this blazer for half the price.  I wanted to share with you how I would style this blazer. I love the material that this blazer has and it's versatility.





1. Sassy and Chic
Blazer, Bodysuit and Pleated Skirt



2.  Tuxedo  Illusion
Blazer and Jumpsuit


3.A Classic Twist: 
 Blazer, Tank Top, Jeans and Loafers


4. Sporty Chic
Blazer, Turtleneck, Leggings, and Sneakers



5. Chic

Blazer, Cami Dress, and Booties







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10/25/2019

My Go To Fall Lip Combos



Fallujah ( I hope I spelled that right)  that it's Fall! That means I can break out my favorite lip color combos.  If you want to see my go-to lip colors then you can check them out HERE. But this time around I want to share with my go-to Fall Lip combos. My main trick of these combos is using lip liners and colors that compliment them.  



1. MAC Cork Lip Liner and Fenty Beauty: Unbutton and Unveiled

I'll admit this combo is for all seasons but I tend to pair the most in the Fall. I will line my lips with cork lipliner and pair it with Unbutton or Unveiled.  These lip colors alone are perfect for Fall but I like to add the lip liner for an extra effect.







2.NARS Train Bleu and  Starwoman
I remember back in 2013 ombre lips were the biggest trend. But now more subtle and nude lips are the go-to thing. But I love a good ombre lip, especially this combo.   You can also use  MAC's Nightmoth in a switch for Train Bleu.




3. MAC Nightmoth and Oh Lady 

Oh Berry! The perfect Berry lip combo for me! These two-color alone are powerhouses but together they're even better.




My go-to lipstick finish is Matte and I've grown to love the liquid to matte as well. Using a lip liner will help the color stay in place as well. So many times I've applied liquid lip colors alone and they tend to bleed and get on my teeth.  Another major key is keeping your lips moisturized. I apply a moisturizer before applying my makeup so it can set in my lips just in time for me to apply my lip color.









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10/22/2019

My Trip To Atlanta




If you've been following my stories over the weekend you saw that I headed to Atlanta. I went with  Renee, she's the owner of the local boutique Subtle and Sass.  We've been working together for about six months now and I was honored that she wanted to bring me along to Atlanta. I decided to go with her to help give her some insight on some plus size pieces for her store. I also got insight into what it takes to run a boutique. I've seen so many people post about the American Mart but it was so much fun to go for myself.  One of my favorite parts of the trip was seeing what's trending for Spring and Summer 2020. There was a mini fashion show that happened Friday, we sipped mules and watched the show.  I also shopped for a few things myself with the help of Renee I received so many great deals.

Friday and Saturday we shopped just about all day. I absolutely admire Renee because she worked her but off for the last two days searching and adding new things to her store in prepartion for Fall and Winter.  She knows what her customers want and she shops with them in mind. That's one of the many reasons why I love working with Renee and Subtle and Sass.





















Where We Stayed

We stayed at the Ellis Hotel Tribute Portfolio and it was so nice.  I loved that the hotel was walking distance from where we needed to be. The staff was so nice and can we talk about how comfortable the bed was. I can't forget to mention the view was everything.  Just check out my photos and you'll see what I'm talking about.

On Friday night we ate at Hard Rock Cafe but I forgot to take pictures for my blog post. But the food was okay, my drink was pretty good though. After dinner, we went to CVS to get tums and Haagen- Dazs Ice Cream. I love getting that ice cream when I'm traveling, it's like a travel delicacy .














If you're looking to start a boutique, I will say like anything else its hard work. Do your research and visit the Atlanta Apparel Mart at least once to get the experience for yourself.  I can't wait to share all the items I purchased in an upcoming video. Stay tuned!


Also, Check out Subtle and Sass Here!



Until  Next Time,






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10/16/2019

How I Plan My Photoshoots with IGTV Link



I sat on this idea for this content for about a year now. My goal at the beginning of the year was to share how I create my content. But I was afraid people wouldn't be interested in this content.   Even though I talked myself out of it so many times I finally did it!  I was getting stumped on content to share so I had to go back when I first started blogging. 
If you missed my IG-TV video about this topic 
CLICK HERE!









1. Purpose




  •  What is the purpose of this shoot?
  •   What will I focus on in this shoot?
  •  Is this campaign shoot?
  • Fashion, Lifestyle, Beauty?


Find a focus point of your shoot, this will keep you going and motivated. If you're just taking photos just to take them it will get boring pretty quick.



Campaign Shoot:
I was sent these accessories and my focus point was getting clear shots of what I was sent. 

Style Segment 
My focus was on showing different looks for Valentine's Day.  This is one of the looks apart of the two look segment.








Campaign 


Beauty 

2. References



  • Saved looks on Instagram
  • Pinterest Boards
  • Create a mood board 
  • This will help with the purpose of your shoot
  • Pinterest can also help you curate content!

Here's a sneak peek of my Fall Style Inspo Board




These references helped me create these looks for my




3. What do I need for the shoot?
Write down a list of items that you will need for your shoot. 
For me I need:
Tripod- for recording behind the scenes 
Make-up for touch-ups or for switching looks
Props: coffee-sunglasses, etc
Jacket
Tissue








4. Choose A Location
Choose a location that will compliment your look. 
Think about the time that you will  take photos  just in case it will be crowded in the area
Also, consider the weather for the day.
The best time to shoot is in early am or sunset
If you're having a shoot at home look for natural light
Go to locations: Parking Garage tops, Alleys, Near old buildings.















Don't Forget :





  • If you're going to use a photographer choose one that you are comfortable with
  • RESEARCH, RESEARCH RESEARCH 
  • Always have a focal point when you're shooting
  • Create a calendar for your content 
  • Have fun!
  • Remember why you started!
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