Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 30: Shopping Fast!

Mama, I made it.................WaHoo for 30 days of no shopping!!

I'm so proud of myself, you have no idea. This was such hard challenge and I've learned so much in such a short time. Priorities are everything and I truly understand that their other things to spend your money on versus buying clothing, shoes, and jewelry. Be grateful for what you have, because people have less than what you have. I'm beyond ready for the weekend (no worries, I won't go crazy shopping) and all that's in store for me. Hello, December!
On that note, have a great weekend people!
*bows out gracefully*

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


From the girls who brought you
Big,Bold, Beautiful and
Chroncicles of a Vintage-ista….
Clutch Instincts. 
Vintage and consignment clutches for every occasion, outfit and style.
The company and website will officially launch on December 1st, 2012. Come out to celebrate their latest endeavor with clutches and cocktails.  They will showcase some of the most fab clutches and will unveil their new website. You'll also have the chance to purchase clutches on-site. Bring a friend or two or three!
And fellas, this event is not just for the ladies, come out and support, mingle and have a drink!

"Clutch Instincts" an online shopping site for vintage and consignment clutch purses ( Congrats Robin, I'm so proud of you!

Louis Vuitton Promotes 'Mini' Bags for "Small is beautiful" video

Louis Vuitton has the hottest fashion street style stars/bloggers Miroslava Duma, Hanneli Mustaparta, and Elin Kling to star in their latest film, "Small is beautiful," promoting the brand's "mini" bags. I'm totally loving the "mini" bags and of course the snap shots of Paris....oh and how could I forget the macaroons! Oui-oui! Check out the short film below:  

Behind-The-Scenes footage of Rihanna’s GQ photo shoot

If you've ever needed motivation to go to the gym....there you have it! #BodyIsSick

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: In Vogue "The Editor’s Eye" Documentary (See Trailer)

 I'm super excited for December for soooo many reasons but, next week is sure to seal the deal on my love for December! Mark your calendars Fashion insiders/lovers/admirers/stalkers for IN VOGUE: The Editor's Eye set to hit the HBO network on Thursday, December 6th. The new documentary is based on the actual book that celebrates "those indelible, influential images that Vogue‘s fashion editors have created over the years" according to Check out the trailer below:
I'll be watching....will you?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The 90s are back...I'm really back! Remember getting your ear pierced as a baby? No! Well, do you remember getting multiple ear piercings in middle school/high school? *raises hand* It seems like the Fashion Gods are leaning toward ear cuffs are the latest accessory to have for the Spring/Summer 2013 season. The hottest trend of the moment is the 'Ear cuff' according to Honestly WTF.


Looking for the right ear cuff to complete your look? See below:
Clockwise from top left: Repossi Rose Gold Ear Cuff $4,730, Love Me Not Ear Cuff $18, Bling Ear Curve $28, A Peace Treaty Neith Gold Line Ear Cuff $132, Asos Leaf Ear Cuff $14, Asos Filigree Stone Link Ear Cuff $11, Topshop Hands Ear Cuff $20, Topshop Leaf & Stone Ear Cover $18, Top Shop Chain Stone Ear Cuff $20, Etro Swarovski Crystal Ear Cuff $340, Mania Mania Telepathic Ear Cuff $190, Jacquie Aiche Bezel Ear Cuff $165, Maria Francesca Pepe Crystal Stud Ear Cuff $62, Asos Pearl Stud and Link Ear Cuff $11, Topshop Triangle Bar Ear Cuff $18, Mr.Kate Bark Ear Cuff $39, Husam El Odeh Exclusive for Asos Ear Cuff $440; bottom image via Mr. Kate)



MEN'S FASHION: H&M Spring 2013 Lookbook

Hey Guys!

I have alot of male friends and followers that are huge supporters of Ms. Style & Grace so I'm working on doing more 'male centered' posts to accommodate their needs. I love my men in the finest and looking their very best of course, so here's the latest H&M Lookbook for Spring 2013. The  collection features items inspired by the 1950s fashion! Thank me later :)

“This spring at H&M we’ve traveled through menswear heritage to make something that feels truly contemporary. It’s so exciting that men today are wearing more prints and color, and are confident enough to try something new in order to find their own personal style,” says Andreas Lowenstam, H&M’s head menswear designer.

images via: Nitrolicious

Kendall Jenner for Miss Vogue #3 (Austraila)

How stunning is Kendall?! She's only 17 years old but the girl is werking it out like a Veteran Model. The reality princess was photographed by Russell James wearing pieces by Zimmerman dress Cruise 2012, Hat_maker Hat , Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Sarah & Sebastian bracelet and Maniamania headpiece. Check out images from her photo-shoot below:   

images via: Kim.K
She's a total mix of Kim K. + Kourtney!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Beyoncé intimate HBO documentary film debuts Feb. 16, 2013

That's right King Bey fans.....our girl will be debuting an intimate HBO documentary film on February 16th, 2013 (the best month ever). According to Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, the film is supposed to be filled with a "fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances."
“Everybody knows Beyoncé’s music, but few know Beyoncé the person,” said Lombardo. “Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman.”
“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyoncé. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."

Fans will be able to see the extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year as well other defining moments in her career.
Will you be watching?

Friday, November 23, 2012

WHAT I WORE: Thanksgiving 2012

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! I'm beyond thankful for all the great things God has  blessed me with this year especially the ability to love others. I'm smitten when it comes to my family, they are truly one of a kind and I'm soooo thankful for them. I had the pleasure of doing a Turkey Trot for Hunger 5K race earlier in the morning with my friends which really put me in good spirits for Thanksgiving! But in other news, I decided to get a bit dressy for this year and pull out my favorite items for the day. It's so important to be comfortable on Thanksgiving especially when your about to consume a few plates of food, lol. My motto is comfortable and chic!
Here's the skinny on my Thanksgiving 2012 look:
Peplum tulip shirt from H&M
Tuxedo trousers from Victoria's Secret
Eagle necklace (my favorite) from Zara
Shoes by Christian Louboutin
Jewels from my own collection

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Eve & Happy Birthday Mom!

To the most important woman in my life.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
You only get better with age, and I'm so grateful God has blessed me with your presence. You've instilled so many life lessons and principles in me. I'am who I'am because of you and I thank you for always being such a great role model. I hope today is filled with all you've imagined and that all your dreams/wishes come true. May God's effervescent shine so bright! I would like to thank God for such a fabulous mother that has always been the rock in the family. She is my favorite blessing!
Happy Birthday to MRS. Style & Grace herself also known as My Mom!
Love you tons :) 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Any Beauty addicts out there?! Well the hottest trend that stole the runway and have been gracing the pages of the fashion magazine is grey lipstick! Yes, you've heard correctly....grey beauty products are making a serious beauty mark for the Fall/Winter! Last year, we were all swooning over grey nail polish and eye shadow but the newest craze is grey lipstick. Estee Lauder’s recently released their own version of a smokin' grey lipstick called “Gunmetal” and then MAC announced that it was releasing a “Grey Friday” lipstick and nail polish set, which will be available Black Friday on MAC’s website and at the NYC MAC Times Square location. Matching your lips with your nails = HAUTE! I'm a total fan of the grey lipstick and can't wait to make my way over to MAC to get my "Grey Friday" and see what other hot lip colors are out for the season. Are you ready to expand you lipstick colors a little?! I'm kind of tired of the pinks/reds and nudes...I think this trend will be around for awhile. In the meantime between time, below is a little inspiration to tickle your grey lipstick fancy :) 



EVENT ALERT: "The CoCo La Rue Beauty Bash"

You're Invited to the Sneak Peek of CoCo La Rue Boutique & Cosmetics!

Date: Monday November 26th 2012

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Address: 1150 Ripley Street Suite 1190 Silver Spring MD 20910
Get the first look at the new CoCo La Rue Boutique, which sells beautiful 100% unprocessed virgin hair extensions and cosmetics for women of color! The event will feature live make-up demonstrations by Celebrity Makeup Artist Darryl Martin and Erica Coates.

Please RSVP to by 4pm on Monday, November 26th!
See you guys there! xo

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday!

Seems like this week flew by, do you agree? Anyway, it's another weekend upon us and I'm glad to get some R&R time. How chic does Beyonce look? She finally joined the masses on instagram (@baddiebey) a fews ago and has been posting her outfits on a regular basis. I'm loving how consistent she is with her posts.....I stalk and I'm not ashamed, lol! She is a natural beauty.
Have a great weekend!
*bows out gracefully*  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DAY 15: Shopping Fast

Hi Guys x Dolls!

Remember a few weeks ago, I told you about my Shopping Fast that I started up on November 1st? Well I'm very pleased to tell you that I have not gone shopping! *Pats self on the back* I've had a great support system through out these past two weeks and it's been a great help to my withdrawal period. I'm learning ALOT about myself believe it or not. First things first, since I'm always attending a event of some sort (birthday dinner, brunch, housewarming, etc.) I find myself getting anxiety about what I'll be wearing since I can't go shopping, which forces me to get "creative" with my outfit by wearing a top that I swore to only wear once because it was heavily seen on a social network (instagram). I'm learning that is "okay" to wear an outfit once, twice or even three times....especially if you've spent over $50 on it, I mean what's the crime? My moment of clarity came when I saw the First Lady, Michelle Obama wore a Michael Kors dress on Election Night for the second time. If the First Lady could wear a dress twice, why was I acting like wearing an outfit twice was a crime? I've experienced alot this month and have learned the true essence of being grateful for all that you have especially when others don't have half of your blessings. Thank you God for growth! 

Although I resist the urge to go shopping (it's so much cheaper than seeing a psychiatrist though, lol) I know that I can control myself for the next two weeks. The best part of this Shopping Fast is seeing the extra $$$$ in my bank account, it's always great to see your savings going up versus down. Ladies, you feel me...right? I'm also wearing items from my closet that I totally forgot to "pop the tags" on and then pair them with something I've worn already...I call this the "remix" (when something old marries something new). I'm hoping my little fast encourages you to spend wisely and to be grateful for everything you have versus the things you want to have. It's all about self-control!


MODEL CITIZEN: Jeneil Williams for Jimmy Choo, Resort 2013


images via: fashnaddict

BEST DRESSED: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Christopher Bailey with THE Anna Wintour

How stunning is Christina Ricci? She posed with Richard Chai

Rachel Roy and Louise Roe
Chanel Iman stole my heart in this metallic gown. Make-up is flawless!

Jenna Lyons got print happy!

Emma Stone looked super chic in Burberry Prorsum

Carolyn Murphy looked white haute per her usual
images via: fashionista
I need that lipstick on Coco Rocha...stat!