Monday, December 30, 2013

BEST OF 2013: Outfits, Selfies & Favorite Moments of 2013!

SERIOUSLY, it's almost 2014! 2013 has been such a great year for as I've achieved a lot of things on my goal list and I've learned the importance of family, true friendship and unconditional love. I think I rediscovered my true passions and my greatest desires this year and have surrounded myself by the best people ever (grateful for each and every one of you). As my passion for fashion has been nurtured in 2013, I'm looking forward to rediscovering my style next year...I feel like my style has changed so much this year and I'm happy to finally be comfortable channeling my inner glam side and not feeling guilty about it. I love glam and I've learned to where my favorite shoes whenever I want and overdress just because LIFE IS TOO SHORT and my heels aren't. With all this said, I wanted to give you my best moments of 2013 before I show you my vision book additions.
Best Outfits of 2013
From Holiday parties to birthday dinners to homecomings and countless events in DC my heels have made it's way around town. I think the pointy toe heel reign was in full effect this year for me. My pointy heel of choice was usually from Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin, these two designers makes me feel uber sexy and of course taller! What a fabulous year of shoes...*le sigh*

I'll be the first to say that I stepped up my edgy looks this year by stepping out of the box and channeling my inner Rihanna, Diana Ross, Madonna, Beyoncé, etc. From day parties to concerts then to Sunday brunches with my friends I loved incorporating trendy pieces into my style. Getting dressed for an event or party is my favorite hobby. So I would have to say 2013 fostered my love for mixing my classic pieces with more trendier items, I love remixing my wardrobe.   
Best Selfies of 2013
 ...because sometimes you are your best photographer! I went through my new and old phone for pictures and discovered so many selfies (does that make me conceited?) that I laughed so hard and had to post them. Apparently I've taken many "test shots" and "outfit approval" pictures throughout this past year, it's official I have a selfie problem LOL. Seems like I love taking pictures in my car..  
...then occasionally a few friends or in some cases your parents get in your selfie! There is a story behind every picture and all I can do is SMILE from ear to ear, I love my family and friends so much. Can't wait to take more selfies next year, wait does that make me obsessed with myself? LOL
 Best Moments of 2013
Pajama Brunch into 2013... 

Seriously the best birthday trip ever! #Miami

2013 White House Easter Egg Roll Volunteer :)

LA Nights with my East Coast fam!

My favs came all the way to the West Coast to surprise me!  

The moment I randomly ran into Rihanna at the mall! Ahhh *die*

Love this girl! Celebrating my 3 year blog anniversary :)
Bucketlist with my girls!

Cherry Blossom run :)

My 1st day party of so many this past Summer! Fun times :) 

My bestie's mom got married this summer! Ahhh love love.

Hosted my first beauty & fashion event...Good times!

...banged it out over the summer!
Went to Barclays Center for the first time ever with my bestie to see King Bey and Jay Z made an unforgettable appearance! Best concert everrrrrr.....

Went to Philly for Made in America! So much fun doing a roadtrip with my boys.

...I get it from my Fab Mommy! She's my favorite person in the world.
Jimmy that Choo!

Modeled in my 2nd TV segment on Let's Talk Live!

My work boos out celebrating...

San Diego was AMAZING!
My absolute best moment was getting my Master's! Couldn't have done it without God's help and my family and friends encouraging me.
Beach life..

My summer was full of seriously!

Cheers to the good life...

Giving back has been one of my favorite moments of 2013! Glad to be doing with my bestie #HashtagLunchBag

Baby it's getting cold out here....

Adore my new friends :)

Brunched hard but laughed even harder!!! 

My boo since 1986'...our bloodline is that thick! XO

2013 New Friends Holiday Party with the same friends I started 2013 with!
I'll be back in a few days (well 2014 to be exact) to share my vision book additions, until then have a Happy New Year! I wish everyone a safe and fun new years celebration...remember the way you start your new year sets the tone for the rest of the year. Do it right or don't do it at all! XO 
*bows out gracefully*

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WHAT I WORE: New Friends 4th Annual Holiday Party

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, I know I sure did! Spending time with my family is always a special treat especially since we have to new additions to the mix. Before Christmas my friends and I hosted our 4th Annual Holiday Party at the Topaz Hotel in Washington, DC on December 21st. The weather was absolutely perfect and I was super excited to see all my friends look so beautiful! The planning process for the holiday party was challenging at times but, I'm so glad it was a huge success and that a portion of our proceeds will go towards the UNICEF foundation here in Washington, DC.

2013 Host Committee: Me, Derrick, Pam & Giorgio

Our theme this year was Black Opulence and I would like to say that everyone exuded this theme perfectly. Don't you just love getting dressed up? So many beautiful gowns and perfectly tailored suits/tuxedos that I was completely swooning the entire night. 
I was sooooo in love with my gown, it fit just perfectly! This was my first time getting a dress from Rent The Runway and it was such an amazing experience. I chose to keep my accessories to a minimum because I wanted my gown to be the main attraction..."less is more"
Me alongside my beautiful co-hostess, Pam! How gorgeous is she?
 WHAT I WORE: Badgley Mischka gown from RTR/ Earrings from BeBe/ "So Kate" Christian Louboutin heels/ Bracelets and rings from my own collection.
 If you want to see more pictures from the Holiday Party be sure to check out instagram and look for the hash tag #NFHolidayParty and you'll see my beautiful friends! What is Schuntel up to now? I'm currently working on adding another two pages to my vision book as well as putting together a list of goals for myself. I can't believe we are less than a week away from 2014! I have no resolutions this year, just a goal list that I must accomplish. I feel like 2014 has some special things in store for me so I'm stepping out on faith and choosing to let my heart guide my path. Stay tuned! XO
*bows out gracefully*  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rihanna for Balmain: Spring/Summer 2014

Pop singer and Fashion Killa, Rihanna has been tapped by Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing to be the face of Balmain's spring/summer 2014 campaign! The campaign embraces the 80s fashion era to the upmost and captures the Rihanna's edgy side. See a few pictures set be released in magazines in early 2014 below:  

Congrats to Bad Gal, Rihanna! Can't wait to see more from this collection :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

HAUTE FRIDAY THE 13TH: Beyonce Drops Visual Album!

Last night well actually SUPER early this morning, Beyoncé gave her fans the biggest surprise of our lives! To think "Scandal" had me all gittery, Beyoncé most certainly through me for a loop. YES, I stan...please deal with it and bow down. She released a visual album complete with 14 new songs, and 17 videos without a promotional stint in place. Hello, who is the BAWSE now? Seriously, I downloaded the album right away and was not disappointed...the music is fresh and the videos are captivating. My favorite songs/videos are "Mine", "Partition", "Yonce", "XO", "Blue", "Drunk in Love" along with the whole DAMN album. Forget the old rules, Beyoncé has new rules for her competition and I'm not mad. Be sure to download her latest album on iTunes ASAP. Check out a few 30 second preview of her videos below: 



Happy Beyoncé Day to my Bey Hive!!! Can't wait to see her next week....Heyyy Mrs. Carter. Have a great weekend everyone, I'll be back with super next posts! *back to Beyoncé*
*bows out gracefully*

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Hello Young World!

I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging, social media and even the social scene but I feel like that put some things into perspective for me. Every now and then I've realized that it's okay to take a step back and just get some clarity. Before my hiatus, I did the Thanksgiving Trot for Hunger (we raised $600 for the homeless), attended a few social events and have also been planning a Holiday Party with my friends. As my life is always pretty much a marathon, I'm super glad that I took sometime to myself to just gain some perspective and relax before I get back out there and start running again. I'll be working on my vision board after Christmas, volunteering and getting ready for NYE. Anybody ready for 2014? I'am! Anyway, check out a few of the things I've been up to below:  
Baby, it's FREEZING in the District of Columbia!

Spending time with my bestfraaaaaaaaaand, Terrin!

Just finished the 5K Trot for Hunger!!

Family over EVERYTHING! My sisters Sabrina and Melissa joined me :)

My team "Give Them SOMEthing to talk About"
My thanksgiving contribution was Mac N Cheese cupcakes! My first time making these and I must say that I did a good job *baby steps*  

My God son/Nephew and I on Thanksgiving!
Birthday doll, Asia! What a great night...well weekend:) 

Halston Heritage girls for the night! Portia and I sipping some champs
One of my favorite dresses in my closet!
Seriously excited for our 4th Annual Holiday Party! Can't wait to show you guys my dress!