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Gimme 5! Five Fashion Trends To Get Now

Gimme 5! Five Fashion Trends To Get Now

Wondering what direction to take your wardrobe this year? Follow me! One thing for sure is a new year usually brings with it a new attitude. In 2017 bold STRIPES definitely make you feel more confident. Count on this tried and true classic to stay for a while. And just when you thought dressing up was too much work; 'Casual Elegance' happens to be IN in 2017! So go ahead and sport your joggers, sweatsuits and comfy duds-just dress them up a little (or a lot) whatever suits your mood. The comfy pants are the 'casual' part. Adding the elegance...


Why We're Loco About Layers

Why We're Loco About Layers

As we observe the bi-polar weather this season, keep in mind SPRING is approaching-not summer! These days the "rules" of fashion are long gone, but I do know one thing that still holds true: IT IS BETTER TO DRESS OUT OF STYLE THAN OUT OF SEASON. It's better to appear 'in your own lane with your own personal style than to look crazy and ill-informed about the weather. If your going to draw attention to yourself, draw it for the right reasons. That is why Spring is the perfect season for getting creative with layers. No doubt dressing for the...


Your New BFF...The Best Mini Stylist Kit Ever!

Monique Williams-Ross

Your New BFF...The Best Mini Stylist Kit Ever!

We've all been there. You're out with friends, chatting it up, laughing, joking around and right before your group selfie, one of your friends points out a white deodorant stain on your LBD (Little Black Dress). Suddenly, your smile turns upside down. Times like these are when you want to kick yourself for not having a mini stylist kit handy. Stockpile your kit with these ("lucky") 7 items and you'll never regret it: 1. Makeup sponge for removing deodorant stains. 2. Scissors (small fashion scissors suggested). 3. Bra clips for hiding bra straps. 4. Safety pins for overall damage control....


15 Ways To Tell If You're A Savvy Fashionista

15 Ways To Tell If You're A Savvy Fashionista

So you love fashion and looking fab like any other chic, but there's something about you that gives you a slight edge in the fashion game. Perhaps, this makes you not just a fashionista, but a SAVVY fashionista. Here's how to tell: 1. They call you A-Rod because when shopping for clothes you not only know when to catch sales, but you know whether it's actually worth the price. 2. People think you're doing extensive research because you have a habit of perusing Vogue and Elle magazines for hours even though your closet is already stock-piled with the latest and...


RePurpose Your Jewelry!

RePurpose Your Jewelry!

Suddenly there's hope for that cache of single earrings you can't bear to throw away because you just know you'll find it's match one day. The same holds true for all those sparkly vintage brooches you hardly wear .  Repurposing any treasured item will make you remember why you loved it in the first place. So here's how to recast your trinkets into a whole new level of fabulousness: There have been many times I've had to think fast and repurpose jewelry to enhance outfits for photo shoots. Here's an example of one of my designs in the picture below....