Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Decor

I love to decorate and should make a career out of it. I decorated my downstairs bathroom recently and want to share with you what I did.

I knew I wanted a texture of gold/bronze sparkly in bathroom to compliment the shower curtains that were already in the bathroom. I texted a few colors, but while I was decorating, I changed the concept and ended up with this.

Tell me if you like.


Thanks.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Self Evaluation

Lately I have been a little down because there are some goals I am wanting to complete that are taking forever for me to complete them. Stuff always seems to pop up to distract me and push the goal further back from the finish line.

So anyways, I was reading Joel Olsteen's book and he stated that it may have been something that someone said to you long time ago or an event may have happened that put a stronghold on you which may be preventing you from moving forward to what God have planned for you. And I started thinking of some things that were said to me in my childhood, in college and even now in my adulthood that did have a negative affect on me and technically I really haven't gotten over it.

Last night I prayed the bondage away and forgave those that have caused me pain and I also asked for forgiveness to those I have caused pain. It is amazing how somethings can truly have an hinderance on your promotion in life and you have no idea why certain things keeps happening to you.

I know this is not a usual topic of mine, but that is the good thing about Chat in the City, no topic is off limits.

Take care dolls!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Back in the Day: 80s Fashion Review

Hip hop entered the music scenes in the 1980s, so did colorful hip hop fashions.


It started out with the Adidas jumpsuits, leather bomb jackets, lace and polka-dots and sneakers. Leg warmers, head bands and lace gloves were also popular among other racial groups.



Jheri Curls was the most popular hairstyle. You could either wear it juicy and curly or you can dry it out a bit and change it up with different style cuts. Will Smith changed the game when he broke out with the high-top fade.


Heavy gold chains draped the necks and wrists. The big gold knuckle rings layed across the four fingers. Today we call this "bling". LOL! The women wore the huge hoop ear-rings introduced by Salt-n-Pepa. Every young black girl wanted to be like them. They rocked the asymetrical hair-cut. They were "fly" as we used to call them.


In the late 80s, the style changed a little. The pants were getting baggier. Finger waves came onto the scene as well as dreadlocks. Red, Green and black were the popular colors. The rap group Kris Kross started wearing their clothes backwards which introduced a new fashion trend.  Even the "preppy" look was making a way.


Those were the good ole' days.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Playful Basics

Not sure how to assemble a chic ensemble? Believe it or not you have pieces in your closet to create a fabulous look. For instance, take a sheer ruffle blouse and pair it with a basic black skirt and opaque tights and then finish off your look with an ankle boot.

You can dress it up with a shoulder bag or a silk scarf.

I hope you enjoy this fashion fashion inspiration for today.
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How to Create a Matte Lip Without the Dry Look

Lipstick Tip: Go Matte Without Looking Chapped

Forget that puckered, lined look--here's how to master the matte-lip trend

By Emily Hebert

Matte lips are en vogue for fall and winter, as are matte faces . But pulling off a buffed pucker is tough--especially when blustery winds and dry air threaten your less-than-lustrous finish. "Matte lipsticks contain more waxes than oils in order to make the lips less shiny--they take moisture from the skin," says celebrity makeup artist Jim Crawford , who works with Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, and Rachel Bilson. "Some waxes are good, but matte lipsticks are made specifically to make your lips look dry. Wearing matte color for too long will cause your lips to pucker-up and dry out."

That's why--in order to create a matte surface--Pat McGrath, global creative design director for P&G Beauty and Fashion Week regular, prefers to work with non-matte lipsticks. "There are ways to make your everyday lipstick look matte," she says. To achieve "rich, velvety color," the makeup maven uses concealer as a base, then continuously applies and tissues-off lipstick until she reaches her desired level of matte.

For a more moisturizing base, you can also try an anti-aging eye and/or lip salve. "To prime the lip and ensure a smooth application, I use Shu Uemura Phyto-Black Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Contour Cream ," says Gina Brooke, Shu Uemura artistic director and makeup artist to Madonna and Naomi Campbell. "It hydrates your lips and also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hot Jumpsuit on Gossip Girl

Serena in Episode 11~Thanksgiving Dinner



Hello Dolls. Did anyone catch Gossip Girl last night?

 Was Serena wearing that jumpsuit or what? I thought she looked mighty fierce. So fierce, I had to find one similar to it.

Although I did find it, it is soooo out of my price range. But there is nothing wrong with a wishful thought, right?

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Various Ways to Wear Scarfs

I found this video on Youtube. As mentioned before, I love to wear scarves here are fun and different ways to wear scarfs.
I definately will be trying these styles! Enjoy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Nail Color

Dope! I forgot to include the pic. Even my errors are correct.

Bye dolls!
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New Nail Color

I am going out with my girls tonight and I am wearing Pink Voltage by China Glaze. Do you like?
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Lets Be Tight


Color me bad.  Color me fierce. Color me trendy.

Colorful tights are making a statement more than ever now. You are now seeing this new trend on Gossip Girl stars, Paris Hilton and Rachel Bilson.

They are easy to pair and is a great accessory to an all black outfit.

Sure, your dress is fierce and you turn heads when you step out in the streets. You have the cutest clutch, amazing accessories and the matching hot outfit and banging shoes, but every girl needs fabulous hosiery.

Ever put on an outfit and wondered what else could I do to spruce it up? Try colored opaque tights!

Hot fall colors include black, red, mustard yellow, military green and purple. Colors that will give you a chic look are neutrals, maroon, muted greens, black and grey patterns.

Don't be scared of tights. It really adds to a simplistic outfit and gives it that fashionista look!





Party Dresses for Under 50 Bucks!!

It is that time of the year for you attend your job's Christmas Party, sorority parties and we can't forget about looking glam while bringing in the New Year!

To help you get started dolls, I've found some great dresses for under $50 at Targets (tar--j-shay) for the boogie folks. Each of the dresses below are $40 each! You can't beat that. I love the checkered dress.

Lets get it poppin!



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Dolls

I wish each of you a wonderful and blessed Holiday as you share with your family and friends.

This is the season to be joyful.

From the staff of Chat in the City
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Picture Me Girly

This past weekend I went to Gardenridge to shop for some Christmas ornaments and I raned into these cute pictures.

Me being the only queen in my household, I sometimes need something girly to hold onto. I've always wanted to have my own girly sanctuary where I can go relax, read a book, play in my make-up or whatever. So I think I am going to do a girly room!



In case you are thinking the same, here are some ideas:












Friday, November 13, 2009

Girl's Night Out: Fashion Beauty Fun With Your BFFs!

If you are a little bored tonight, lets say between 5-9, check out Girl's Night Out at the Biltmore in Midtown Atlanta for some fun shopping.

The tickets are sold out on-line, but you can pay $35 at the door and you will get a cool goodie bag that is worth approximately $125. The goodies come in a nice red leather or pleather (I couldn't tell what material it was from the television) bag.  Or if you opt not to get the goodie bag, the admission is just $10!

There will be free cocktails served through-out the night so you can get your 'drank' on.

Various of fabulous event participants will be on hand to give you a glamorous make-over and much needed pampering.

It is for women only, so girls leave your man at home.
Shecky's Girls Night Out will be in Atlanta from November 12th to November 13th. They will then head to other states:

Los Angeles- Dec. 9th-10th
New York City- Mar. 8th-12th
Boston- Mar.24th-26th
Chicago- Apr. 6th-8th
Washington, DC- Apr. 13th-15th

Have fun!

Girl I'll Scarf You

Hola beauties!

If you are like me, you have an uncurable addiction of scarves. It is Fall and what a perfect time to wear your gorgeous scarves!

Since I've gone from a fashionista to recessionista, I found some great affordable scarves that will soothe your pocket book and keep your hubby's blood pressure down!

Check this website out Affordablescarves.com. They have great scarves that come in all colors, shapes, styles for under $20!!!! Can you believe it?

Here are example of some of their scarves: These are priced from 9.95 to 19.95. You also get free shipping on orders $30 or more. Fabulous!



For those of you who has cash overflowing, check out these hot scarves at Banana Republic.com. These scarves are priced from $45 to $50.




Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Get this look

Lea Michele, star of "Glee", was seen out and about wearing this adorable, yet sexy sweater from Express.

You can pair this sweater with a pair of jeans and cute buckle boots to run errands on a Saturday or for brunch with the hubby.

BUY ONLINE NOW Off-the-shoulder sweater, $59.50; at express.com
Leather pyramid-studded bag, $495; at tyliemalibu.com

Happy shopping!
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Styling The Real Woman: Glamorous Look for Half the Price



1) Topshop Wool Parka Jacket, $135, at Topshop.com

2) Forever21 Dominique Beaded Tunic, $29.80, at Forever21.com

3) Burn Out Scarf, $9.99, thefind.com

4) Rogan Brice Short, $96, at the lagarconne.com

5) Grandpa's Woven Leather Watch, $38, at the urbanoutfitters.com

6) Cosmic Headband, $32, at anthropologie.com

7) Gold Bubble and Rhinestone Cocktail Ring, $38, at anthropologie.com

8) Cole Haan Genevieve Triangle Tote, $276.50, at bloomingdales.com

9) Kimchi Foldover Bootie, $40, at urbanoutffiters.com

10) Double Wrap Belt, $44.99, at bananarepublic.gap.com

Kiddie Corner: A Day in the Life of Noah and Harper

Ahhhh, motherhood is so wonderful! It is full of teaching, loving and starring at two little people you don't understand. I get a kick out of spending intimate time with my two little terrors (my sister has graciously termed them). I have two boys: Noah (3) and Harper (16 months). 


I think the funniest moments are interacting with them and getting to learn their personalities. The other day I asked Noah to help me clean up the kitchen. He loves helping me so I decided to give him a chore of wiping off the kitchen table and the chairs.  Needless to say (he's awesome) he did a great job so I gave him another assignment of helping me put the dishes in the dishwasher. He started off good, but went wrong somewhere. He was putting the utensils where the plates go and mixing the cups with the bowls. I stopped him and explained to him how I wanted the dishes to go. He sighed and carried on. I then noticed he started slamming the glasses against each other, so I stopped him again. He said "mommy. I quit. I quit. This is not for me!" and then walked away.

I stood there flabberghasted. I couldn't believe a 3 year old would uttered those words to me.

Harper is quite hilarious too! Of course, my husband and I tells Harper "no no" when he is not obeying. Fully aware of the meaning of the word, he turns around and points his finger at us and tell us "no no".  Yesterday his Papa was over for breakfast. Afterwards we were sitting around talking and his Papa tries to take a pencil from him. Harper swung around and pointed his tiny finger and Papa and exclaimed "no no!". We all chuckled. Well, that was not funny to Harper because he goes and slap Papa twice on the forehead. Papa will be okay.

These are just few examples of funny moments with Noah and Harper. I am just happy to be apart of it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shaq's Wife Files for Separation

Shaquille O'Neal's wife Shaunie has abruptly flown to Los Angeles and filed a petition for legal separation in Los Angeles County Superior Court ... and Shaq's people think it's all about money. TMZ has learned Shaunie filed legal papers yesterday in ...

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Winter Cocktails

Proper planning makes for perfect punch.

Try saying that three times fast. With a Catalan lisp. When you're lit.

We've been feeling all Spanish lately, because we just discovered Savida Sangria, a new handmade tipple sold only locally. The red and white are great straight, but we know what you're like, so we got tips for making thome thuper thimple cool-weather cocktails. Thalud!

Ingredients
1 bottle red Sangria Savida
1 bottle white Sangria Savida
Cloves
Cinnamon sticks
1 pear
1 green apple

Red Sangria
1. Add 2-5 cloves to sangria bottle.

2. Reseal and chill for 1-5 hours.

3. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a pear slice.

White Sangria
1. Add 1-2 cinnamon sticks to sangria bottle.

2. Reseal and chill for 1-5 hours.

3. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a green apple slice.


To find a store near you, go to savidasangria.com.
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Rihanna Out and About

Just days after her revealing interview with Diane Sawyer aired last Friday -- a sophisticated and glamorous Rihanna stepped out in style on Monday night. Wearing a dramatic, architectural gown with a train, Rihanna attended Glamour magazine's 2009 Women of The Year Honors at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Black-Friday Savings are Here!!

It is that time of the year again boys and girls! Black Friday is here.

For those of you that do not know what Black Friday is, it is the the biggest shopping day of the year. It takes place the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving and most stores usually open around midnight. A lot of shoving and pushing takes place. You basically have to be gangsta to be able to hang with Black Friday shoppers.

I get my information from Black Friday.net.

Anyways, here are a list of stores who are already advertising pre-Black Friday prices:

To view the Walmart pre-Black Friday sale

To view the Kmart pre-Black Friday sale (available 11/6-11/7)

To view the Sears pre-Black Friday sale (available 11/7 from 7am to noon)

To view the Old Navy pre-Black Friday ad


Go get 'em!

Sale at Spiegels

Hola bombshells!

Spiegel is holding a sale up to 80% off on sweaters and tops.

Happy shopping.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hot Boots Under $100!!!

So much for searching for boots. I've did the work for you. Check out these boots for under $100!!                                                                 
      Colin Stewart for Victoria Secret Catalogue, $89  http://www.victoriassecret.com/              





Banana Republic, $89 http://www.bananarepublic.com/
Christian Siriano (Project Winner), $50 http://www.payless.com/




Anne Michelle, $30 http://www.shoeocean.com/

Dexter from Payless, $45 http://www.payless.com/

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