AUGUST FAB FINDS CHECKLIST: Hair Clips, Denim Jumpsuit, Satin Skirt, and Leopard Accessories

August is the last official month for the summer but that doesn’t mean the hottest trends are ending.  The photos below are items that stand out and definitely eye-catching.

Enjoy shopping and don’t forget to put the upcoming Labor Day sales on your calendar!

Leopard Accessories



Denim Jumpsuit




Hair Clips




Satin Skirt




Double Breasted Blazer



Vanity Planet Oval Makeup Brush Kit: Gorgeous Summer Glow

Makeup application is the finishing touch to anyone’s look.  There are so my cosmetic products and a variety of colors and hues.

My day starts with a cup of coffee, women’s devotional, work projects, and household errands.  Somewhere in between this typical daily chaos includes setting my face.

The basic makeup staples include liquid foundation, setting powder, face blush, brow shading, mascara, and lipstick.  All of those items require using the right tools.

Vanity Planet shipped a beautiful box of the Oval Makeup Brush Kit.  This unique set of brushes curve to the face and provide a flawless look.  If you want full makeup coverage this brush kit is the perfect option!

Vegan Brush Kit: 100% Cruelty-Free

Every brush has a unique purpose that’s described on the package.  Here’s why using the right brush can enhance your makeup:

  • The wrong makeup brush won’t blend with certain products.
  • Bristles that are too soft will not pick up enough product which will ultimately waste product.
  • Makeup Brushes with soft bristles often shed and lead to no brush at all.

Enhance your daily routine with the use of Vanity Planet Blend Party Oval Makeup Brush Kit!

Discount code: KWEST1908PARTY

Talk of Alabama Fashion Segment: Makeup Techniques, Shapewear, and Much More

On July 2, 2019, I hosted a television segment on Talk of Alabama:  ABC 3340 discussing simple fashion tips to elevate anyone’s everyday style.

I was excited to serve as the Fashion/Style Expert and shared makeup techniques, shapewear basics, color placement, and classic accessories.

Why talk about everyday style tips?  Because it’s easy for women to wear the same hairstyle or favorite jacket for several years. Refreshing your overall look can uplift your mindset and self-esteem.

During the segment, I discussed how to cut down on the early morning routine with the use of face palettes from companies such as Makeup Geek.  Face palettes remove the need for various products and keep the bathroom area organized.  They’re easy to store in your cosmetics bag as well.

The most important makeup tip shared on-air was wearing a bright-colored lipstick to elevate the face during an early morning routine!

Owning shapewear basics such as a bodysuit or camisole will make those fitted shift dresses, align skirts, or slim-fit slacks lay smoothly and camouflage problem areas.

When shopping, purchase items that are in complementary colors according to your skin tone, eyes, and hair color.  The IBKUL Mock Neck Summer dress is the perfect addition to anyone’s seasonal wardrobe.

This dress has rich colors and the sleeveless design can be dressed up with wedge sandals or dressed down with a denim jacket.

Accessories are like icing on a cake!  Wearing the right accessories can elevate any look; it’s suggested to start with classic pieces such as stud earrings, tortoiseshell sunglasses, leather belt or black handbag.

From there, you can incorporate trendier items for a fun look.  The pieces shown on-air included a straw handbag and hat, pearls, hoop earrings, tote bag, and aviator sunglasses.

Need help with your overall look, then click here:  Fashion Consultant and  Personal Shopper

Girl Boss Office Style: Leave a Professional Impression In Modern Clothing

Modern business requires a commitment to take action, but also the correct presentation of its company policies, and in particular yourself as a business person. One of the key factors affecting the first impression of a particular person is the well-designed office style and thoughtful business wardrobe. 

Today, office clothing for women has moved away from the strict classical and conservative standards into corporate-style clothing, giving preference to fashion trends in modern clothing. Fashionable office clothes for women that make up office style became more feminine, more elegant. 

In today’s article, we will discuss office trends that deserve women’s attention, what office style is most acceptable to employees and what to wear to the office who demands a perfect, feminine, and businesslike appearance.

Form Your Own Fashionable Office Style

Every woman wonders what it would be like to carry an elegant Italian leather handbag every day to work dressed from head to toes in top-notch office attire. And even so, every woman wants to look chic no matter where she is. But, the reality is that the office style for women usually depends on which dress code determines the style of a company that you are employed in.

Today there are many organizations where the dress code is quite loyal so that women can choose the fashionable office style with all of its benefits.

Stylists say that fashion office clothes for women in 2019-2010 shouldn’t be very expensive.

Let your office clothes not be expensive, but you should not go straight to budget options.

Try to pay attention to quality, choose versatile styles, prefer things that are always in fashion and original style of the office that you have set.  Designers recommend shaping your office style to be very transformable, which will be perfect for creating a large number of your own unique fashion sets.

Let us first analyze the parts of your wardrobe that we can create a modern office style for you more easily.

Blazers, Jackets, and Cardigans

Office clothing for women has to include things like a coat, jacket, and cardigan. The jacket is one of the most important parts of the business closet. It can be combined with pants in different lengths and shapes, fashionable skirts, and dresses, which makes your style even more professional but not overly restrained. 

Cardigans can also be included in office style, but not all cardigans are suitable in this case, so choose cardigans with a restrained style.

Office Skirts

The most suitable skirt style for a clean business set office will be the fashion pencil skirt. Fashionable office clothes in your wardrobe should definitely include several variations of a skirt, as the skirt style is basic. 

A black pencil skirt is a mandatory attribute of office decor. A skirt can complement a light blouse, vest, business shirt, jacket and cardigan, modern cardigan, and even a polo shirt and a jacket.

Women’s Pants

Pants can be combined with a range of options, especially a feminine blouse, a simple shirt, a light sweater, or a stylish jacket. These and other options with pants will always look stylish and businesslike. Many clothing companies allow women to wear jeans, which is very convenient and practical. 

But it should be noted that jeans should have simple cuts, preferably dark and without tears, stains or holes.


The dress is another luxury part of the office style, which makes women particularly feminine. Beautifully flattering bodycon dresses for offices should have a simple cut, a moderate cut on the bodice, a knee-length, or MIDI. 

Bodycon dresses for office are usually in a solid form. To supplement their can top office wear in black and white or with a subtle print.

Shoes for Offices Should Be Primarily Comfortable 

Like all fashionable office clothes for women, office shoes need to be beautiful, but without any frills. Office-style really accepts classic pumps and ballet flats. But as you have all day to be on my feet, the heel should be so practical and comfortable every day.


For your office style to be unique, your office attire needs to be complemented with the right accessories. Office wear can be strict and restrained. And here are some original accessories that will only update your fashionable office element of femininity. 

Fashion handbag, beautiful glasses, stylish watch, or a small belt in the same tone to the overall color palette of the whole set. Remember, accessories must not attract attention, they need to emphasize the overall idea of ​​your style.


Here again, it really depends on which dress code the company follows. Standard office style colors are such colors as black, white, gray, blue, beige, brown. But the current evolution of office fashion is allowed to make use of yellow, green, light pink, turquoise, emerald, and other shades giving these notes of freshness and creativity. 

As for prints, fashionable office style, in addition to common stuff that can be complemented by clothes with the small, discreet figure, which will make it more impressive. Also, the actual pattern is a band cell, a small geometric pattern.

After reviewing the article above, you will get a great number of ideas that you can use to create your unique office style.

Do not hesitate to try something new and unorthodox to your current style and follow the principles written above to rock the office look at any given occasion!

Guest Post

Kandi Burruss Launches Kandi Koated Luxury Cosmetics Collection #IAMKANDIKOATED

Kandi Burruss—entrepreneur, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, and star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta—has expanded her empire with the launch of Kandi Koated, an empowering collection of luxury cosmetics celebrating diversity and inclusivity across all identities and skin tones. Burruss designed the line for those seeking to express their authentic selves—individuals who know they’re worth and want to look and feel confident on their own terms.

The Kandi Koated collection emerged from Burruss’ desire to see more inclusivity in the world of beauty. The selected ingredients, pigments, and palettes reflect the very diverse community that both inspire and have been inspired by Burruss for more than two decades.

“People come from all walks of life,” Burruss said. “They are not only a rainbow of shades, hues, and colors but also identities. The collection’s color palette ranges from deep espresso and bright, bold reds and purples, to brilliant metallics and buttery nudes. This allows anyone to experiment and celebrate their beauty in the ways that work best for them.”

Kandi Burruss Launches Kandi Koated Luxury Cosmetics Collection

Kandi Koated includes concealers, illuminators, blushes, bronzing powders, lip products, lip, and eye pencils, and eye shadow and liquid palettes in colors for casual daytime wear and knockout evening looks. The collection’s Pretty Powerful line will feature Authentic, a special, limited edition matte lipstick featuring a bold red color that serves as a reminder of the wearer’s strength, authenticity, beauty, and power.

“Kandi Koated is more than a cosmetics line. It is a celebration of beauty, individuality, and diversity in a world where acceptance should be more than a goal. It should be our reality,” added Burruss. “I can’t wait to share this collection and its message of empowerment with people across the country and around the world.”

Kandi Koated cosmetics are cruelty-free with paraben-free, gluten-free, and vegan options available. To learn more and to purchase products in the collection, visit or host a Kandi Koated party with a Bedroom Kandi Boutique Parties consultant.

Alejandra Espinosa Wearing Gismondi1754 Diamonds at Premios Juventud Awards Show

Host, Alejandra Espinoza looks stunning at the Premios Juventud Awards.  She’s seen wearing a bountiful array of White Diamonds by Gismondi1754.


Red Carpet Outfit

Aura Collection

Cascata Necklace, 18k Gold, 16.41 ct of Diamonds
Cascata Ring, 18k Gold, 2.59 ct of Diamonds
Cascata Ring, 18k Gold, 4.25 ct of Diamonds 


Boccoli Collection

Boccoli Coil Bracelet, 18k Gold, 3.78 of Diamonds

Roselline Collection

Roselline Cuff, 18k Gold, 3.77 of Sapphires, 1.65 of Diamonds


Easy Collection

Easy Ring, 18k Gold, .63 of Diamonds

Dune Collection

Dune Earrings, 18k Gold, 19.55 of Diamonds


About Gismondi 1754:

Seven Generations – One Passion. The excellence and expertise of the Genoa-based high-jewelry brand renowned for jewelry as art, Gismondi combines centuries of craftsmanship and rich history of design over seven generations. With meticulous attention to modernity and references to the artisans of the past, it is a perfect link; connecting the memory of the past and the radiant future. In Gismondi jewels, the manufacturing excellence of the family tradition combines beauty with passion and technology under the leadership of its youngest family descendant, Massimo Gismondi. Gismondi 1754 is sold in the US and globally at fine jewelers as well as in its signature stores in Portofino, Genoa, Capri, Milan, London, and St. Moritz.
Instagram: @Gismondi1754
Twitter: @Gismondi1754

Trendy Gold Fashion Jewelry Pieces at Nordstrom

Looking for fun and trendy fashion jewelry pieces that go great with summer-kissed skin?

Whether you’re into hoops, shells, coins or celestial designs, you can’t go wrong with the gold collection from STERLING FOREVER at

All pieces are 14K gold plated sterling silver and under $100.

McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Experience at 25th Essence Festival: Uplift and Inspire Entrepreneurs

McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden movement was lit at the 25th Essence Festival! The (em)power-packed weekend was full of activities to uplift and inspire up-and-coming entrepreneurs everywhere. With appearances by actress/businesswoman La La Anthony, entertainer Luke James, reality television stars Cynthia Bailey, Tamar Braxton and Trina Braxton, vocal powerhouses Jazmine Sullivan and Kierra Sheard, the always-suave actor/host Terrence J and more, some of the culture’s brightest stars came out to support the Black & Positively Golden movement, which celebrates Black excellence through empowerment, entrepreneurship and education.

BLACK & POSITIVELY GOLDEN WELCOME BREAKFASTMcDonald’s kicked off the explosive weekend with an exclusive Black & Positively Golden Welcome Breakfast. The intimate event was hosted by McDonald’s Head of Cultural Engagement and Experiences Lizette Williams — the spearhead behind the brand’s largest African American-focused campaign in 16 years — and New Orleans franchisee Henry Coaxum.

WE SHINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL: Actress and self-made businesswoman La La Anthony moderated McDonald’s We Shine Entrepreneurship Panel before a crowd of thousands. She interviewed rising moguls, Dana Chanel (Sprinkle of Jesus, Founder), Nicole Walters (The Monetized Life, Founder & CEO) and Jewel Burks-Solomon (Part Pic, Founder), alongside McDonald’s franchisees Jade Colin and Tanya Hill-Holliday. At 29, Colin is McDonald’s youngest owner/operator, while Hill-Holliday is the brand’s first female owner/operator in Philadelphia.

EMPOWERING MUSIC PERFORMANCES: R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan brought down the house Saturday with some of her classics. Gospel music vocalist/actress Kierra Sheard left it all on the stage Sunday afternoon. Thousands of fans gathered at the Black & Positively Golden Booth for both performances to rock out to some of their favorite tunes.

BLACK & POSITIVELY GOLDEN LATE NIGHT PARTY: After a long day of empowerment, McDonald’s hosted it’s Black & Positively Golden Late Night Party — the official Essence After Party. Celebs, such as actor/singer Luke James; reality television stars Cynthia Bailey, Tamar Braxton and Trina Braxton; actor Tyler Lepley; and social media star Karlton “@notkarltonbanks” Humes, sparkled at Club XLIV as attendees and Hiplet-style dancers showed off their best moves to the sounds of DJ Rashida and DJ B-Hen.

BLACK & POSITIVELY GOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS: To close out the weekend, McDonald’s empowered the next generation of leaders by supporting college education. In partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the organization’s national ambassador and HBCU alum Terrence JMcDonald’s presented two, $10,000 Black & Positively Golden Scholarships to well-deserving incoming HBCU freshmen.



Reality television star Cynthia Bailey attends McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Late Night Party during the 25th Essence Festival.  McDonald’s activities at Essence Festival are an extension of it’s Black & Positively Golden movement, which celebrates Black excellence through empowerment, entrepreneurship, and education.



Actor/singer Luke James attends McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Late Night Party during the 25th Essence Festival.  McDonald’s activities at Essence Festival are an extension of it’s Black & Positively Golden movement, which celebrates Black excellence through empowerment, entrepreneurship, and education.



R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan strikes a pose at McDonald’s mobile restaurant before her showstopping performance on the Black & Positively Golden Experience stage during the 25th Essence Festival. McDonald’s activities at Essence Festival are an extension of it’s Black & Positively Golden movement, which celebrates Black excellence through empowerment, entrepreneurship, and education.


African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler: Shangani Fashions Contemporary African Collection

During the 2019 New York fashion showcases, Shangani Fashions reimagines fall-winter styling for the modern traveler. The brand emerged on the New York runways starting in 2017 by redefining women’s travel-wear with a contemporary African esthetic that embodies African culture and history. The name is derived from “Shoshangani” which means traveler. And is also an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa.

The brand continues these fundamental aesthetics with added features that contribute versatility and luxury for the modern traveler. The introduction of his and her matching style sets are an adorable signature look by Shangani that can add to the romance of any travel get-away. Shangani offers men’s apparel and accessory pieces that often complement the women’s collection. Each look is classic for the metropolitan man. Shangani caters to a “One Size Fits All” approach to different body types. The women’s collection is always multi-functional with added sex-appeal. You will always see showy legs, a peek of cleavage and African fabrics that flow.

Our goal is to reach and inspire a bigger market.” Explains Creative Director, Mary Moore. “Most of our pieces are versatile and can be styled to offer numerous looks. I began adding detachable fur collars within this season’s collection. Traveling is part of my lifestyle and having a garment that transcends climate and seasons is so convenient. I lived in Russia for a few years, and I fell in love with fur during my stay. I have always wanted to work with fur. This season I have applied detachable fur as a luxury feature to the garments.”

Shangani’s showcase includes striking jewelry and leather handbags with bold African prints and contemporary shapes that match the signature garment. The handbags range from cozy clutch purses to colorful handbags for the business traveler. The looks are suitable as traditional ethnic-wear or casual business attire. A mix of modern contemporary shapes and ethnic fabrics for the active traveler is the passion behind Shangani Fashions.



Local Event: Birmingham Zoo Celebrates First Ever Pajama Jam Back To School Summer Bash

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to join us Saturday, August 3rd from 5 pm until 8 pm for a fun-filled, pajama-wearing, music-jamming celebration at the first annual Pajama Jam: Back To School Summer Bash! The end of summer is almost here, so let’s have one more party before the start of the school year! Guest are encouraged to wear their pajamas, pack a blanket and celebrate on Henley Park while rocking out to tunes presented by Mason Music.

The Zoo’s summer inspired pajama party offers the entire family an evening of games, activities, animal greetings, and excitement! Fun for all ages, the event hosts special story time with Llama Llama Red Pajama. Guests will enjoy puppet shows from “That Puppet Guy”, making crafts, and cooling off in the Splash Pads, so don’t forget to bring your towel!

Event Admission includes entrance into the Zoo, free unlimited rides on the carousel, train and wild slide. Guests will also have access to lawn games, puppet show, crafts, splash pads, story time, sensory bins, entertainment and a special appearance from the Llama in Pajamas! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Zoo’s restaurants. Early Bird pricing is available now through Saturday, July 20. Details for Early Bird admission pricing are as follows: Adult Non-Member is $20, Children Non-Member 4 yrs to 12yrs   is $10, Zoo Member Adult is $18, and Zoo Member Children 4 yrs to 12yrs is $8. Infants and toddlers 0-3 years of age receive free entry into the event.

**The 1st Annual Pajama Jam: Back To School Summer Bash is made possible by our Featured Sponsors: DC Scientific Pest Control and Highland Associates.