Warner’s and Olga New Bras Banish Side Bulge

Lately, my evenings have been filled with baby feedings and finding new ways to keep my 4-year-old busy before bedtime. But, thanks to Warner’s and Olga I was given the opportunity to take a much-needed mommy break to learn about their latest launch and have my first bra fitting.


Although I was unfamiliar with the bra brand prior to the event, I was excited to have a professional take my measurements and reveal my true size. To be honest, I have been buying a 34B since high school. While my weight hasn’t fluctuated that much throughout the years, my breasts have changed since having two children.

Since I am nursing, I figured that my size would be much bigger than normal. I was right and wrong. The width I have been purchasing all these years have been off a size (I’m actually a 32) and the cup size was one size larger (due to nursing).

brasWarner’s “No Side Effects” bras are available mid-February at retailers nationwide including Kohls.com, $38

Warner’s new “No Side Effects”  (Olga has the “On Your Side” plus-size offering) bra provides excellent coverage which prevents that unsightly “sleevage” that we women suffer from no matter our size. There’s a swath of extra fabric that smooths the area that tends to bulge while wearing sleeveless tops creating a sleek look. Plus, these bras have cushy padding on the straps for a comfy fit.


Not only did I learn my actual bra size, I was also able to try out the new bra under two super cute vegan leather Sanctuary tops that were gifted at the end of the event:

warner-6Initially I thought this top was dark brown, but it’s really a deep wine color.



I love that the sides of this top are stretchy.

Have you ever been professionally bra-fitted? Do you ever suffer from “sleevage?”

In Case You Missed It: White Hot BET Red Carpet Styles

Last night it was all about the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

While the red carpet styles were white hot, the performances as a whole were a bit ho-hum (except the Charlie Wilson tribute) at this year’s annual awards show.

Many of the celebs who hit the red carpet were given the memo that white was the color of the night!

From Janelle Monae to host Chris Tucker, check out some of the stars who got in on the ivory trend:

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton









Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

Letoya Luckett

Letoya Luckett

Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore

Jay Ellis

Jay Ellis

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Photos: BET

Who do you think rocked white the best?


6 Summertime Beauty & Style Essentials

Now with the unofficial start to summer underway, what better time than now to share some of my fave warm weather style and beauty essentials?

From the best sunscreen to the most luminous lip gloss to the perfect pair of sandals. These summertime must-haves will keep you looking and feeling good too!

L'Oreal Sublime Sun Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil Spray, SPF

Keep skin protected and sunkissed with L’Oreal Sublime Sun Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 15 available here, $8


A perfect mix of creamy and translucent tint makes this gloss my go-to for summer. jane iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss in Sugar Plum available here, $24Gap-Leather-Tote

This carryall will punch up any ensemble whether poolside or shopping. Gap Leather Tote in Neon Orange available here, $95


This protective serum provides sheen and moisture without weighing down hair. Carol’s Daughter Monoi  Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum available here, (1.7 oz) $30


This vibrant summertime shade puts a fresh spin on ordinary sandals. Aldo ‘Yanagita’ Flat Leather Sandals available here, $60


This oil-free night cream works wonders while you slumber, helping make skin look refreshed by sunrise. Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream available here, $16.49

What are some of your favorite summertime essentials?

Beach Buddy

Even though I just returned from a fun Miami getaway with my girls, the real BFF on vacation was my Co-Lab Christopher Kon tote. The large canvas bag allowed me to cram all of my beach essentials from flip flops to sunblock to my iPad. I literally couldn’t leave my hotel room without grabbing the comfortable and practical all-purpose bag. Plus, it helped served as my carryon at the airport too.

Before you book your summer vacay be sure to pack a great beach bag.

Check out some of these totally cool totes:

Lesportsac Beach Tote available at www.bloomingdales.com for $88

Kate Spade Cabana Stripe Raelin Tote available at www.katespade.com for $147

Lanvin Flower Denim Tote available at www.neimanmarcus.com for $663

Juicy Couture Gen Y Je T’aime Tote available at www.juicycouture.com for $88

See by Chloe Tote available at www.couture.zappos.com for $65

Volcom Keep It Up Beach Tote available at www.pacsun.com for $29

Do you own a beach bag?

Sail into Style with Stripes

We all have our go-to patterns or signature styles that we can never seem to have too much of, right? Well, striped clothing is by far one of my favorite things to buy. I can’t even begin to count the number of striped shirts, sweaters, shoes, and dresses that have made a home in my closet throughout the years.

With the vast variations of the classic crisp nautical look, stripes can be sexy, preppy, or just plain fun!

If you want to ride the wave of linear looks with me this summer, check out some of my top picks:

Anne Taylor Tee available at www.anntaylor.com for $36.50

Knitted Navy Stripe Stitch Open Cardigan available at www.topshop.com for $80

J. Crew Maritime Stripe Blazer available at www.jcrew.com for $118

Maloles Zoe Stripe Flats available at www.cultstatus.com.au for $250

Vivienne Westwood Anglo-Mania Dress available at www.netaporter.com for $345

Elizabeth and James Sleeveless Tie-Front Stripe Top available at www.bloomingdales.com for $265

Blu Bijoux Orange Chevron Drop Earrings available at www.maxandchloe.com for $48

Faye Striped Skirt available at www.lastcall.com for $39 (originally $92!)

Diba ‘Dance With Me’ Red Satin Stripe Wedge Sandal available at www.heels.com for $58

Chevron Stripe Dress available at www.millyny.com for $295

BCBGeneration Stripe Drape Skirt available at www.dillards.com for $88

Are you a fan of stripes?

**The winner of the Vince Camuto shoes is BlessedOne! Please send me your mailing address along with your shoe size. Congrats! Thanks to everyone who left a comment for the contest.

Get Cuffed!

Accessories are a must for those who want to create a chic, polished look. This fall season it’s all about cute cuff bracelets to add that extra dose of glamour. Cuffs come in an array of styles, sizes, textures and materials. Find one that suits your style and get cuffed!

Would you wear cuff bracelets?

Check out some of these:

Kara Ross Small Python Gold Cuff available at www.vivre.com for $316

Sibillia Concentric Circle Cuff available at www.vivre.com for $185

Marc by Marc Jacobs Faux Bow Solid Crazy Cuff available at www.shopbop.com for $78

Forever 21 Arrow Metal Cuff available at www.forever21.com for $5.80

Lisa Stewart Braided Rope Cuff available at www.vivre.com for $172

Kara Ross Large Oval Cuff available at www.saks.com for $275

Fendi Logo Cuff available at www.netaporter.com for $280

Leaf Recycled Metal Cuff available at www.target.com for $38

Liz Claiborne Fresh Pain Textured Cuff available at www.lizclaiborne.com for $32

Kenneth Jay Lane Snake Cuff available at www.shopbop.com for $110

Textured Layered Cuff available at www.nordstrom.com for $138

So Fresh & So Clean!

Nothing is hotter than white in the summer! Whether you wear a crisp white dress or a pair of fitted white jeans, when you wear this classic hue you will definitely look chic and stay cool at the same time!

Do you wear white in the summer?

P.S I’m in Chicago all week on a much needed vacation to spend time with my friends and family so I won’t be able to check out other blogs like I normally do, but I will still try do my posts and will catch up on my favorite blogs when I return! 🙂

Check out some of these white hot fashions:

Ella Moss Striped Pocketed Dress available at www.pinkmascara.com for $187

Diane Von Furstenberg “Lou Lou” Skirt in White available at www.dvf.com for $298

Theory Ruby Rolled-Up Shorts in White available at www.pinkmascara.com for $160

White Canvas High-Heel Sandals available at www.zappos.com for $64

White Cotton T-Shirt available at www.anntaylor.com for $24.99

Crystal Deco Bangle available at www.intermix.com for $150

Mango Shop Cardigan availalbe at www.mangoshop.com for $19.99

Ann Taylor Fit & Flare Jeans available at www.anntaylor.com for $49.99

Xhilaration Quitled White Hobo Bag available at www.target.com for $19.99

MUST-HAVE – Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover Pens available at www.drugstore.com for $6.99