Friday, August 31, 2012


Summer to Fall: Denim

Summer to Fall: Denim by beyondtheblvd featuring jersey tops

After parousing around Polyvore, I came across the "Summer to Fall" contest, where you revamp a summer staple piece for a fall look. Denim is a year-round fashion element that transitions perfectly into every season, so I decided to create an edgy yet glamourous look around a simple denim jacket from Mango. Once I spotted  those Barbie-pink Charlotte Olympia sandals, I guess you can say I went a little nuts & took the glamazon route. Even though denim is typically casual, I love the fact that with a hint of leather and sequins, you can jazz it up almost instantly! Talk about an upgrade!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


My mind screamed "Carmen!" when I spotted this editorial--the name being that of one of my favorite black classic films
 with Dorothy Dandridge & Harry Bellafonte. It's a scandalous love story of a vibrant and stunningly attractive woman 
who lures a handsome military soldier to fall in love with her
--thanks to her gorgeous looks, witty charm & sweet words. 
Sounds pretty provocative, I know. But it's amazing! lol

I'm not sure if this was Alexander Neumann's source of inspiration for this 1960s-inspired "Maybe Tonight" editorial, 
but I'd like to think that Carmen had something to do with it. 
Model Cris Urena truly captured the va-va-voom persona of the film, 
and whether you're familiar with it or not, you've got to agree that these photos are all around stunning!
images via fashiongonerogue

Friday, August 24, 2012


Tee: Kev's closet | Skinnies: H&M | Vest: Forever 21 | Bracelets: Forever 21 & Downtown L.A | Clutch: Forever 21 | Heels: H&M

Sometimes, snatching a few items from your significant other's closet is the best way to reinvent your style--in my case, 
Kevin's retro graphic tee. Because I was recently laid-off and still have a wedding to pay for, 
my freedom to shop is at its all-time low. I guess this is when those styling skills come into play! 
Now that I'm thinking about it, this may be more of a fashion blessing than a curse, 
considering the fact that I have many--maybe too many--items in my wardrobe that have yet to be worn. 
So when you can't bring in the new, you've gotta work with the old! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


My life this week on Instagram! Follow me @_FYI_im_FLY!!

If I were a blonde...
Just somethin' that was on my heart. Your life matters, and so does what you do with it!
The classic #9 from Roscoe's Chicken 'n Waffles, now called the "Obama's Special." 
Thought it interesting that many of us Cali kids have been ordering this for years
& Obama orders it once and gets it named after him!
2 Sunsets from Roscoe's! Who would've thought lemonade, OJ & fruit punch would make for
such a tasty combination!
As many of you know, I'm part of The Majority--a social good company run by young adults, for young adults that want to change the world. This past weekend, we had our first event, Level 7...and it was DOPE! We had so many ridiculously talented artists and poets! I can't wait to show you guys the video footage! Stay tuned.
Got a sweet tooth?
Grocery stores have some of the best bouquets!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Decadent Darling

Decadent Darling by beyondtheblvd featuring elie saab perfume

Because I've been in such awe of DANNIJO jewelry lately, I decided to put together some looks that are a perfect fit for the line's decadent gems. Any of these glamorous statement pieces can be one heck of an upgrade for just about any look! What do you think of these "Decadent Darling" ensembles?

Sunday, August 5, 2012


I am loving my new dress from Sugarlips Apparel! It is so versatile! Oddly, it is a maxi dress, but because of this ridiculous, sweltering heat, I had to revamp how to wear it so that it would be summer friendly. Even in the midst of the crazy weather, this lightweight dress did wonders in helping me to keep cool and still look more than decently fashionable!

Dress {worn as top}: c/o Sugarlips Apparel | Skirt: Downtown L.A. | Jewelry: Forever 21 | Wedges: Forever 21