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Faces of Royalty Annual Fashion Show


“The Faces of Royalty is a benefit Designers and Fashion show to support our youth initiatives. It combines multi-levels of cultural creativity that represent our richness in the areas of the arts, spoken language, poetry, music and clothing designs.”

I’m such a sucker for fashion. From the music to the lights to the atmosphere. This particular show happened to have an amazing cause behind it. Brie Merritt, event planner & fashion blogger, partnered with an organization called Beyond Differences.  Beyond Differences is an organization in Greenville, SC that helps high schoolers transform their lives. Photo and video production was done by NELSONMERRITT PRODUCTIONS. If you’d like to check out their work, I’ll leave the link here!

Huge shout out to the host Breylan Jones; not just because he made me belch out an R. Kelly song haha. It was so exciting sitting across from fashion blogger, Janerio. Her outfit was gorgeous, and faux fur is always a plus 😉 Last but not least Tre Chapman of Sheen Magazine was in the building! I’ll post his outfit below. In case you didn’t know, he and Brie were the power couple of the evening <3 The poet was amazing, the clothes were amazing, the drinks were amazing, and the fact that it was all for a good cause puts the icing on the cake. PLUS THERE WAS AN AFTER PARTY.

I took a few photos of my favorite looks of the night. As always, I’ll save the best for last!


This was one of my FAVORITE models of the night. Her sophisticated looks had everyone starstruck. The casual tie-dye top clashed with the heels in the best way possible.


Brie Merritt

Best for last: Brie’s look! It’s the same one Ericka Mena (star from “Love and Hip Hop New York”) owns! You can pick it up atinterwinecollection.com, as well as her gold ornament holiday bag. The jumpsuit was $215 and the bag was $50. She ROCKED it. The diamond choker completely pieced the entire thing together. If you wanna check out her fashion blog I’ll leave the link here. She’s absolutely incredible & such kind person. I had BLAST covering this event & I hope to do it again soon!

Summer 16′ Jewelry Must-Haves: Guest Writer

Hey guys! I’m insanely excited to introduce the gorgeous, the talented, my latest guest writer: Beth Pembrook. She’s an incredible freelance writer and a student in London. (You can contact her at bethany.pembrook@gmail.com and/or @bethanypembrook.) Can’t wait for you guys to read her article and fall in love with her as much as I did.

When it comes to buying jewelry, I’m a bit of an addict. I make purchase after purchase – because I see so much out there that I absolutely love! The problem is, I usually end up spending so much money on individual statement pieces and then hardly ever wearing them! That’s why this summer I decided to carefully pick of a few stand out pieces that I could wear day in, day out. I wanted styles that wouldn’t get bored of, but also that I could wear day and night.
If you’re keen on doing the same, here are a few tips I have for selecting for Summer 2016 Must-Haves.
Don’t over-do it with the Ear Bling

I am self-confessed earring addict. I have more pairs than I like the think about to be honest. But really, with so many styles and varieties out there – it’s hard not to be! So my advice for this summer is to not go overboard when buying yourself some new earrings. Select a pair that you can wear straight from the office to a festival somewhere, like these super cute Theo Fennell Yellow Gold Bee Earrings (which I’m obsessed with).


Or these Topshop Tortoiseshell Semi Circle Earrings which really make a statement without going over the top.


Go for a Dainty Necklace

Don’t get me wrong, I love a statement necklace as much as the next girl, but Summer 16’ is all about the more delicate neckwear. A dainty necklace can be worn every day, but will also add an extra sparkle to an evening outfit. They really are designed to look as good with a plain t-shirt as they do with a LBD. Take a look at this pretty rose gold hexagon twist necklace from River Island – a must have necklace for this summer in my opinion.


Alternatively, a new trend I’ve seen around is to actually buy loose pendants, stones or diamonds online, in order to create your own unique necklace! You can get a rope chain, like this Rope Necklace from ASOS, for day/festival wear, and a gold or silver chain for more formal occasions – 2 necklaces in 1!


Sterling Silver Rings

I for one have spent hundreds and hundreds of pounds in the past on statement rings that I’ve only worn a handful of times before they’ve turned my finders green – (yuck!). So my advice to you this summer is to go for the (slightly) more expensive sterling silver variety. These are still on budget, but will last a lot longer then any other costume jewelry. I love, love, love these stacking rings from Accessorize. They’re so cute and will go with ANY summer outfit – guaranteed.


I hope these tips help you select the best pieces for you this summer. The general idea for this season is to get over the larger-than-life statement bauble earrings, and huge gem-stone rings, by downsizing for some prettier alternatives.

Style Steal w/ Guest Blogger “Locating Lifestyle”

Hey guys it’s Mikayla. So today, Paige of Locating Lifestyle is guest blogging! You can check her blog out hereeeee. This blue haired beauty & I paired up to discuss the one. The only. Zoe Kravitz. Her style is breathtaking while the simplicity is enough to make you shudder. Here’s her Style Steal:



Hey loves,

I’m rather excited to share with you today a style steal post! The style we are stealing today comes from one of the queens of street style, Zoe Kravitz. I find so much inspiration in this woman when it comes to style! In my opinion, Zoe is one of those people that can pull off any look and not even just pull it off. She manages to rock it! Some of my favorite moments of her is when she was photographed in the street on an average day in casual everyday clothing. The way she can pull together simple pieces such as converse and sweat pants into a stylish outfit is simply magnificent. The outfit we are going to dive into today has different features you can pull inspiration from to make an outfit of your own, but this post is going to focus on recreating Zoe’s specific outfit in the picture below.



Let’s get going!!!

Gray Undershirt: http://us.sheinside.com/Grey-Short-Sleeve-High-Low-T-Shirt-p-217651-cat-1738.html?url_from=platee150615501&gclid=Cj0KEQjw2sO3BRD49-zdzfb8iLwBEiQAFZgZfGR8j6y8zFNAbQeKTCEm6QTs6VQjvTte2o7hHbNpBBoaAkpN8P8HAQ

Camel Sweater: http://www.rosewe.com/long-sleeve-skew-neck-khaki-sweater-g142339.html?currency=USD&gclid=Cj0KEQjw2sO3BRD49-zdzfb8iLwBEiQAFZgZfJ6x1nU3NJaPBptwGpbxjWi41Q_66v3PS9fWjveRh-AaAuAE8P8HAQ

Wide leg Camel Pant: https://sophieandtrey.com/high-waisted-trousers-camel?gclid=Cj0KEQjw2sO3BRD49-zdzfb8iLwBEiQAFZgZfEL_6aDt54RIGmHAP90RWy6GJT_0o1TtU3d_5LMpSy0aAkVm8P8HAQ

Camel Trench Coat: http://www.asos.com/New-Look/New-Look-Double-Breasted-Waistcoat/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6197179&cid=11893&Rf-800=-1,57&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Camel&totalstyles=35&gridsize=3

Black Creepers: http://www.hottopic.com/product/black-lace-up-creeper/10431818.html?CM_MMC=CSE-_-GGL-_-Shoes-_-1_9999W1_CSE_GGL_Shoes_10431811&003=29905769&010=10431818&mr:referralID=a9146368-f02a-11e5-8e98-0050569406b5&gclid=Cj0KEQjw2sO3BRD49-zdzfb8iLwBEiQAFZgZfAtBqm7NuQsQekl6bkLrHD0WmAZII9_nlaCD0sInpLsaAklv8P8HAQ

Ray Ban Sunnies: http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB3447%20MALE%20031-round%20metal-gold/805289439899?category_Id=25800

Black Leather Satchel: http://www.steinmart.com/mondani-new-york-shaffer-buckle-tabs-satchel-zid25-59405183/cat-25-catid-50?gdftrk=gdfV217917_a_7c1522_a_7c5673_a_7c59405183&kid=154b5013-a9d7-42e9-a4c6-fa696b63f5c9&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=&camp=ppc:google:PLA%7CCatchAll%7CT1:Non-Brand:All:all%5Cother&gclid=Cj0KEQjw2sO3BRD49-zdzfb8iLwBEiQAFZgZfESRgzSohnfYg0KhNuqGjn7UyYH_V5UuVVee8Z3PnMwaAjjV8P8HAQ