And it's over! 2010 that is!

As I chuck the deuces to 2010 and reflect on all the accomplishments and mishaps of this past year, I embrace the New Year and welcome some much needed change in my life.

While everyone is jotting down resolutions and sharing them, I will be having a meeting with myself. Something I do often thoughout the year anyway. Simple. Some me time with my thoughts of self improvements and a plan of action. That’s it.

But I will share one.

I resolve in 2011 and for the rest of my life going forward to just relax, take more deep breaths, acknowledge all that I’ve been blessed with and live life with a huge smile on my face. This means, there much fun to be had! Let’s go!

Happy New Year everyone!



Newness: Shopbop + Sephora Collaboration
Color Play 5 in 1 Limited Edition Palette

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Last night Sephora and one of my favorite online retailers, Shopbop launched their joint venture in a press preview for the Sephora Collection Color Play 5 in 1 limited edition fashion palette. The complete palette consists of a total of fifty eye shadows, ten lip glosses and five blushes, all broken down into five individual and portable collections.
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Bridging beauty and fashion together, the palettes were inspired by an upcoming Shopbop “Faces of Fashion” editorial look book. Each section was created to compliment five different iconic looks we all know.
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Boho Bombshell
Classics never die
Angelic Boudoir
Black is the New Black
A nod to Mod

The interchangeable palettes allow for an easy and mess free make-up bag! I definitely could use help in this department. It allows you to carry less products, leaving little to no bulk in your bag. Great stuff!

You’re able to pick your look of the day, pop your palette out and be on your way. And if you’re an on-the-go fab chick like myself, this is perfect for you!
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I received the opportunity to have the collection used on me by a Sephora make-up artist and I will say, the color pigmentation is definitely up to par by my standards. While giving me a purple hued smoky eye, I was able to see just how the colors would looked on my complexion and skin tone. Loved it!
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These pictures definitely don't do any justice, but believe me when I say it was fab. Now I must recreate the look! Wish me luck.

Here's Annika of TheFrisky getting a bright fuchsia lip using the lip gloss from the "A nod to Mod" palette.
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Caprece gets a fun and colorful look using the "A nod to Mod" palette as well.
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Moderately priced at $30, you will most certainly get your money's worth in this 5 in 1 palette. So make sure to head over to Sephora to try it out.
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Annika, myself & Kailee
Friends and make-up always equal a fun time.

Let me know what you all think of the Shopbop & Sephora 5 in 1 Collection.


Goodbye Fall...Hello Winter!!

Today officially marks the first day of winter. Burrrr. Grrrr. Ugh.

Yes, I'm not a fan of old man winter. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the cold air, I was actually born during the frigid temperatures of this dreaded season. But when that white stuff starts to fall from the sky in the form of snow, I become filled with all sorts of anxiety. I hate it.

There's just nothing fab about snow to me. I mean it piles up on the sidewalks, makes it difficult to drive around, turns a nasty gray and black color, causes back pain from shoveling it, and keeps you in snow boots and galoshes for days and weeks on end.

Sigh. Oh well. Until spring comes rolling back around, goodbye beautiful fall foliage. You will be missed.

Photos taken by Andre King.


Newness: UNRACKED with
Gossip Girl's Eric Daman

The latest installment of Unracked from features stylist, Eric Daman. The man behind the many looks we love on the hit show Gossip Girls. He dishes about a few must have items. Be sure to check the video for those things every girl should have in her closet. Looks like I need a Burberry trench.

Be sure to check out the complete video over at


Which Skirt to Wear?
I Asked & Twitter Decided...

Friday night came and I was very undecided as to which skirt I wanted to wear out. It was between a high waisted leather mini and a fringe mini. So I asked twitter. Majority ruled and the leather skirt won!
Theme music for the night: Cee-Lo Green - Bright Light Bigger City. I'm currently obsessed with Cee-Lo Green's The Lady Killer album. Has anyone heard it? What do you think? I love it!


Event: Black Style Bloggers Tweet-Up
Ferality Show Boutique

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It’s always awesome when I get the opportunity to attend a cool, low-key event allowing me to meet other bloggers who all share a common interest. The Black Style Blogger’s Tweet-Up provided opportunity at the Ferality Show Boutique, a cute and quaint shop on Clinton Street on the Lower East side of Manhattan.

Knowing there is strength in numbers, bloggers Christina, of and Jared of joined forces to put together a great event to allow bloggers of color an opportunity to network with each other in the realm of fashion/style, beauty and lifestyle.

Filled with back massages provided by June Jacobs, cool raffle prizes, and refreshing drinks sponsored by Nuvo, it was definitely a fun-filled way to end the workday.
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Shout out to all the bloggers, new and old that I got to meet and chat with!
Kings Rule Together
Annika of
The Style and Beauty Doctor
O So Chic
Thrills & Threads
African Style Daily
Living Fly on A Dime
Lipstick Fashion Mascara
Swagger 360
Stylish Curves
The Experience
Rose Gold Runways
La Dolce Vita


Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Christmas is next week and I'm dreaming of a white one. Ok, I'm kidding. I actually dislike snow VERY much, but I love white after labor day and I love an all winter white look. Wearing white would be the only way I'd be dreaming of anything white during Christmas.

My key to successfully pulling off an all-white look during the cold season is to keep in mind textures and fabrications of the garments you are wearing. White linen pants are definitely out of the question, but off-white corduroys or denim pants mixed with knits, fur, suede, and leather work perfectly.

The Fab Chick Winter White

1. Start London|Grey Cable Knit Hat, $36
2. Michael Kors|Faux Fur Front Vest, $130
3. MICHAEL Michael Kors|Chain-embellished sweater, $130
4. Barneys New York|Solid Fringe Scarf $295.00
5. Citizen of Humanity|Cream Corduroy $242
6. Minimarket|Suede lace-up wedge boots $277.50
7. Dorothy Perkins|Cream slouch bobble beanie $13
8. Miss Selfridge|White Long Faux Fur $135
9. Topshop|Knit Fluffy Embroidered Yoke Jumper $66
10. ModCloth|Circle Scarf $40
11. American Eagle|Skinny Jean $40
12. Topshop|Casual Lace-Up Boots $135


Fab Shopping: Hellz Bellz NYC Sample Sale

Here's a sample sale some of you Bellz might be interested in shopping. And it's just in time for the holidays. Can you say last minute gift ideas for that fab chick with a little downtown edge?


Newness: Unracked with Gilt Groupe
Diane Von Furstenburg

Have you heard the latest from

Well, aside from giving us all insider low prices on some of our favorite designer digs, they've launched a new venture, "Unracked with Gilt Groupe" to give us the insider scoop with some of our favorite fashion and lifestyle personalities.

Unracked is a web series hosted by Stefani Greenfield, who interviews the who's who in fashion, while getting them to spill it about some of the very things we all inquiry about the industry.

There will be eight shows in total, with one episode a week. Although there will be two versions of each show, be sure to log on through Gilt's channels for the complete, more detailed editions.

Don't miss out, head over to

Check out Diane von Furstenberg on Unracked here.


New Collection: Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2011

Ports 1961 Pre-Fall Collection
Check out looks from Ports 1961's Pre-Fall collection.


Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Event
Dresses, Dresses, & More Dresses

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Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique offers a wide selection of affordable and stylish dresses for fab chicks of all ages and sizes. They pride themselves in offering a range of silhouettes that can be worn by many different body types and color palettes exclusively 5 seasons a year.
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Suzi Chin has an amazing collection of dresses that will take you from a day at the office to a night of cocktails and partying. They also offer a great selection of modern bridal dresses to outfit a complete bridal party, bride included.
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As I got familiar with the line and glanced over the collections, there were definitely a few dresses I saw that I loved and wouldn’t mind adding to my closet. I also noticed a few my mom would look great in and not feel frumpy, or like she was wearing one of my dresses, which speaks to the amazing variety of styles offered.
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Where can you find Suzi Chin dresses? As their in-house online shop is currently in the works, you can find and purchase Suzi Chin at Nordstrom, Macys, and specialty stores and boutiques all over the country.

So if you need an affordable dress for a special occasion you may want to consider a Suzi Chin dress.
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Check out the host and fab chick, EMMY Nominated On-Air Talent Kela Walker of That's So New York in a Suzi Chin dress.  She looked great!
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This was by far my favorite dress! There's nothing easier than a shirt dress in the morning when you're running late. And don't you love the ruching detail in the front? I do!
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Out & About: No Eventing, No Blogging
Annika...Go Shorty It's Your Birthday...

Christine/LoveBrownSugar, Annika/TheFrisky, Hyatt Mohammed/ AOL Black Voices, Me

Fab Chicks of a feather flock together to celebrate one of our favorite fab chicks' birthday. Yay! Happy Birthday to Annika. I won't blow up her age, but she's definitely aging like fine wine, better with time.
And how fab does she look in this strapless leopard number? I loved the YSL red pout and mani for a contrast pop of color. She definitely got my fab chick stamp of approval!
Fun times with the ladies as always!


Now Open for Business: Funky Fannys
Fabulous...Fearless...& Funky Online

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Ever since discovering Funky Fannys after having the pleasure of meeting a couple of the fab chicks behind it all a few months ago, I've been anticipating the official launch of their e-commerce online shop.

The wait is over. The vintage mecca has hit the cyber airwaves! Yup, here's another reason to keep us all shopping online, but we don't mind right?  I don't.
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Having the chance to cruise the site this morning, I've already got my eye on a few things. 
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I'm loving the off the shoulder Mickey Mouse sweat shirt. It brings back so many childhood memories. And those that know me from childhood know exactly why.  

Perhaps I'll have to make a few purchases soon.

Head over to to check out all things funky, fabulous, fearless and vintage. And while you are adding your favorite items to the shopping cart, keep this in mind.  For the holidays, Funky Fanny is offering you vintage lovers a holiday discount.  Get 10% off with discount code FFLUVSYA until Dec. 31, 2010 at 11:59 EST.

Go on, go check it out now.


It's Cold Outside...It's Cold Inside!
Stay Warm in the Office

Ugh!! It's freezing in my office! Where is the heat? It's winter for goodness sake! Ok, not officially but the temperatures say otherwise, wouldn't you agree?

I mean seriously, how am I suppose to be fab and productive at the same time? God forbid the building manager catches me with this space heater I have on blast hidden under my desk. They must don't realize that cold fingers can't move too fast.

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Looks like I need to pull out my favorite fingerless gloves and arm warmers so I can get some work done. Fingerless gloves are definitely an office fab chick must have this season. I'm thinking it would be wise to keep a pair stashed away in your drawer if your office is as cold as mine.
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Top: UGG Australia $35, Lori Shoes $26, Tillys $10, Rubbish® $12
Bottom: MICHAEL Michael Kors $38, Gap $20, Forever 21 $8, Nordstrom $38, Urban Outfitters $13

Another office fab chick must-have would be a cozy, slouchy knit cardigan. I say keep one in a neutral color on the back of your chair to throw on when the temperatures dip severely. You'll be able to throw it on over just about anything while you're working at your desk.
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Top: T by Alexander Wang $151, Topshop $90, Topshop $80
Bottom: Splendid $223, VPL $248, DKNY $149

How will you be staying warm in your office at work?


Champagne Wishes: Holiday Color Inspiration

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As I continue to RSVP for upcoming holiday parties, I'm constantly thinking of more wardrobe inspirations and ideas. This time around, I'm having champagne wishes. And by the looks of the prices on a few of the items I choose above, like that Hervé Léger sequined bandage dress, champagne dreams.

Sigh. A fab chick is allowed to dream isn't she?

I'm thinking Rosé to be my champagne tint of choice. It's dainty and has a sweet and feminine charm, everything that describes me. I kid, I kid.  But it is an unexpected way for me to approach a holiday look.

Since I love a little hard with my soft, I thinking pairing champagne colors with black for a stalk contrast works well.  Don't be afraid to mix this color with black pieces you may already have in your wardrobe, for instance your favorite black blazer over a champagne colored dress or black skinnies with a champagne colored chiffon top. 

Will you be wearing champagne or just sipping it?

1. Lover Watercolor silk chiffon blouse $470
2. Michael Kors Rose gold plated watch $250
3. Hervé Léger Sequined bandage dress $2500
4. Chanel CC Pin $550
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs $182
6. Brian Atwood Drama patent leather pumps $660
7. Balmain Gold Blazer $2725
8. Alexander McQueen leather skull bracelet $177
9. Alexis Bittar Marquis Pin $275
10. Topshop Grecian One shoulder dress $360
11. John Rocha Wrap Silk Skirt $360
12. Haute Hippie $395
13. YSL Tribute too


Give These to Her This Holiday:
Fab Gifts For A Fab Chick

The Fab Chick Holiday 2010 Gift Guide
The best part of the holiday season is giving right? Right! So here are a few fab chick approved gift ideas. Having already purchased over 1/3 of this list, if you're looking for gift ideas for me, the Golden Girls Complete Series is a good one. Hint. Hint.

1. Waring WO50 Rechargeable Wine Opener $40
2. NARS Follow The Boys Lip Gloss Set $40
3. NIXON The Time Teller P Watch $60
4. Lifetime Fondue Set $30
5. MARC BY Marc Jacobs Jumble Logo Neoprene Laptop Sleeve $48
6. Decoded by Jay-Z $35
7. The Golden Girls DVD The Complete Series (Seasons 1-7) $120
8. John Wind Maximal Art Charm Bracelet Enhancer $28
9. Ginger+Liz Holiday Limited Edition Nail Lacquer $12
10. A.OK Fressia Candle $38
11. Dolce & Gabbanna The One Gift Set $75
12. Merle O'Grady Gold Spike Ring $245
13. Starbucks Gift Card $$
14. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy $14
15. Topshop Knitted Shrug Cardigan $80