Friday, December 30, 2011

Farewell 2011! See You in 2012!

2011 has been such an amazing year for Ms. Style & Grace! Words cannot express my gratitude for my dedicated readers who have inspired and encouraged me along the way. This blog is my baby, like SERIOUSLY! I'm super proud of all that this blog has allowed me to do this year and I can't wait to see what else is in store. As embark unto a new year Ms. Style & Grace has reached new heights with thousands of views every week ranging from all over the world, celebrated our 1 year anniversary (in lots of style of course!) and gave you the 411 on everything beauty and fashion. 2011 was only a taste....I mean did you really think that was going to be it?! This year hasn't always been glitter and sprinkles for me, but I'm so grateful for the life lessons, teachings, failures, stop signs and even the constant "no's" because it has molded me into stronger woman that I never knew was possible. I've became more motivated and dedicated to leaving my mark *cues Beyonce's "I was Here"* beyond the challenges! Being surrounded by family and friends I truly admire and respect has taught me a great deal about remaining humble and to never forget who I'am. I can still hear my Grandmother's voice to this day saying "Schunty take care of yourself" and indeed I will! Its sooooo important to make YOU happy before you make anyone else happy, true joy lies within. 2012 is a year of staying true to what I love and remember that nothing is too hard for God! Wishing everyone a fabulous New Years! May your dreams, wishes and accomplishments ring true in 2012! Can't stop won't STOP!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Vision Book for 2012 is....COMPLETE!

SO, lately I've had the opportunity to do alot of reflecting and planning for the upcoming year....I blame my over thinking behavior to my horoscope (Aquarius down to the bone!) because I'm always thinking of more than one way to do something or just planning my life away, so I decided to sit down and get my vision book done before 2012 strikes this weekend. I have to be honest with you all, I only recently heard of a vision book from my blogging adventures and realized a 'Vision Book' was exactly what I needed to do instead of an initial vision board! Basically, a 'Vision Book' is compromised of magazine clippings and things that will inspire you to accomplish your goals for the upcoming year. How cool is that? I've heard of a 'Vision Board' but I wanted to do a book so I can look back at the previous year and see if I achieved any of them. I have over 100 magazines just sitting around in my room (some classic from circa 2004), so I'm going to put my investment where my mouth is....right on paper of course! This is my first vision book so I'm looking forward to many more years of completing this book, God willing! Anyway, here's a sneak peak of how my vision book came together:

I decided to do two pages per year so I can pace myself and be able to fit 5 years into one vision book!

"If you visualize and think about something enough, you will attract that into your life, no matter if it’s a person, place or thing." - Necole Bitchie 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jimmy Choo Gets Fancy With Coffee Cup Sleeves

via: MR

Jimmy Choo has got very fancy on us this season by adding a touch of style to your morning coffee break with RIKA, a luxurious mock croc leather cup holder. For $165.00 you can hold that coffee with more style than you imagined. Beyond the snakeskin and black RIKA leather cup holders, you can also get it orange or fuchsia! How fabulous is this idea, not sure if I'll buy a coffee cup sleeve for my chai latte that is more than ummm free....but if this tickles your fancy, get yours here!

Neons & Nudes Makeup Collection by Bobbi Brown, Spring 2012

The Neons & Nudes Collection features a unique pairing of bright, neon colors that are balanced by soft nudes and neutrals. Pair a soft, nude eye with a neon lip or a bright eye with a nude lip depending on your mood. I'm a fan of this collection, can't wait to try it out!


 via: Temptalia

Available for retail January 2012! Step up your makeup game for Spring 2012 early :)

ROCK IT OR KNOCK IT: S/S 2012 Christian Louboutin 'No Limit Strass & Spikes' for Men

Guys, this post is strictly for you and you only! Ladies aren't the only ones hitting the streets in 'red bottoms.' The Spring-Summer 2012 Mens Christian Louboutin features the No Limit Strass & Spikes sneakers for men, which are pretty dope,if you ask me. These pair of leather sneakers has a variety of embellishments with cork covering the counter, elongated metal spikes on the top cap & strass covering half of the shoe on one side. for an estimated retail value of $2500 a pair of these bad boys could be yours too! Is it worth it?!



In 2011 the women weren't the only ones hitting the red carpet in style, the men stepped up their tailored suit swag and cleaned up nice! What woman doesn't appreciate a man looking and feeling good in a suit? Not only have these men graced the red carpet in style, but they even took their fashion sense to the streets of NY and front page magazines like GQ and Vogue Italia! They are trendsetters to the max and know how look confident no matter the color blazer or shoes they wear! Check out my top 20 best dressed males of 2011 that tickled my fancy in their "noone on the corner got swagger like me" finest. COUNTDOWN....

20. Carmelo Anthony

19. Swizz Beats

18. Boris Kodjoe

17. Common

16. Barak Obama

15. Idris Elba

14. Pharrell Williams

13. Matt Kemp

12. T.I.

11. Amare Stoudemire

10. Drake

9. David Beckham

8. Dwayne Wade

7. Chris Brown

6. Bruno Mars

5. Brad Goreski

4. Scott Disick

3. Jay Z

2. Diddy

1. Kanye West