Thursday, January 30, 2014

We Could Be "The Carters"...But You Playing [LOL]

images via: Beyonce's Tumblr
HA! During the Grammy's people started up this meme (on Instagram) and it referred to ideal situations or some not so ideal situations as "This Could Be Us, But You Playing" and it was extremely funny to me. But NO seriously....We Could Be "The Carters" But You Playing ; )

COVER FAB: Naya Rivera for Cosmopolitan Latinas, Spring 2014

Well HELLO GORGEOUS...I mean Naya Rivera, the Latina Sensation is on the cover Cosmopolitan Latinas Magazine for this Spring 2014 issue looking every bit of fabulous. The Glee Actress, Model/Big Sean's Fiance gives the deets on keeping it exciting in the bedroom and of course how to keep a man (I'm LISTENING!). Check out a few shots from her spread below:  

images via: Cosmopolitan

The spring issue will hit on newsstands Feb. 4th! 

FLOTUS FASHION: Michelle Obama Wears Azzedine Alaïa for State of the Union

Did any of my Fashionista's catch the State of the Union two nights ago? I totally missed it but, I was able to check in on twitter and see some of the highlights of course. In addition to staying to politically engaged I couldn't miss how FLAWLESS our First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama looked that night. She wore a emerald green dress with stripe detailing and a cropped jacket from famed designer Azzedine Alaïa, dare I say I'm obsessed.
image via: Fashionista
This is definitely a nice change for FLOTUS as she usually sticks to her faves (Tracey Reese, Jason Wu, and Rachel Roy) without a doubt, I guess 2014 is all about growing, developing and changing of course. Kudos to FLOTUS' stylist, for making our First Lady look amazing!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TUMBLR TUESDAY: SchuntelXO's Top 10!

So about two months ago I started up my very first tumblr page affectionately called SchuntelXO and I must say that I've fallen totally in love with Tumbling. It's super fun, easy and I wanted to bring you into my world a little by sharing a few of my favorite posts. Check out a few things/people/quotes I'm currently loving right now. Do you have a tumblr? Tell me and I'll follow!
Feeling a hair change soon...thinking blonde for Spring :/

...what she said ; )

Obsessed with this jumper Karrueche is wearing!  

No seriously, I hear you Yeezy.

I'd rather be a unicorn ; )

I want every dress in every color.

About 2 weeks ago I celebrated my BFF's birthday (I'm still recovering lol) at the St. Regis Hotel in DC, it was so beautiful! I can't wait to go back again...literally breathe taking.
*bows out gracefully*  


FASHION NEWS: Kardashian Kids Coming Soon!

image via: EOnline
Any Fab Mommies out there?! Well the Kardashian Empire strikes again with their first Kids Collection affectionately called "Kardashian Kids". The Kardashian women sent social media into a bit of a frenzy after starting a Twitter account @kkidsofficial and Instagram showing off a bit of the collection. Although there is not release date, I'm anticipating a Spring/Summer 2014 release date...I'm sure the collection is full of the kutest outfits!

In other news....check out a super kute picture that Kim Kardashian posted on her Instagram last week of "BFFS" Baby North & Penelope. Hello I'm obsessed *insert heart eyes* 

VIDEO OF THE DAY: "Five Years The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story" [Trailer]

Any Posh Spice fans out there? Better yet any Victoria Beckham fans out there?! Well I'm super excited to let you know that we will get a glimpse into the fashionable story of the Pop Singer turned Fashion Designer's life very soon. The Interactive Documentary of Victoria Beckham will kick off on tomorrow, January 29th at 3p.m. GMT/10 a.m. EST, where fans can ask her questions during a live Q&A session before the actual documentary premieres on Thursday, January 30th. In the meantime between time check out the trailer of "Five Years The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story" below:   

I'm excited to watch this documentary, I really admire her sense of style!

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 GRAMMY AWARDS: My Best Dressed List REVEALED!

Last night, my family and I watched E! Red Carpet show before the actual Grammy's which totally made my entire weekend. I love to see all the gowns and tailor made suits hit the red carpet and this year was an amazing year of style of course. Although everyone looked for the most part amazing, I truly missed Lady Gaga and Rihanna on the red carpet this year (they usually keep us guess) but nonetheless, check out my Best Dressed List from the 2014 Grammy's below:
Alicia Keys took a very sexy plunge in this Armani Prive Gown, I like it a lot!

One of my favorite looks of the night was Amber Rose in this gold Naeem Khan gown, she looks stunning with or without the tattoo cover-up.

Beyoncé was a vision in white as she wore famed designer, Michael Costello sheer gown. Her body is amazing *eats salad*

Chrissy Teigen makes it look so easyyyy...she wore a Johanna Johnson sparkly gown as she accompanied her man on the red carpet.

John Legend kept it clean in a Gucci suit. I'm still on a high after his performance of "All of Me"
E! Red Carpet made me fall in love with Katy Perry's Valentino dress, for some reason I love this entire look...then again Katy always does it for me.

Madonna and her gold grill took over the red carpet in a Ralph Lauren custom suit. This outfit is just such a kick a*s look, how could you not love it?

The prettiest couple in America, Miguel and Nazanin made me smile...

Rita Ora switched it up for us on the red carpet in this knee length dress by Lanvin and as always nailed it!

Rocsi is growing on me, well her style is...she wore a Cushnie Et Ochs dress and kept her accessories pretty simple and I actually loved it.

WHO? WHAT? Tamar Braxton stunned in another Michael Costello creation, definitely one of my favorite looks of the night!

Zendaya Coleman rocked a very age appropriate Emanuel Ungaro outfit that worked perfectly with her body shape. She's such a fashionista on the rise! 
*drum roll please* .....I saved the best for the last of course, America's sweetheart Taylor Swift was absolute perfection in this Gucci Premiere dress. I'm still swooning over this!!!

MY VISION BOOK: 2014 Inspiration

Hello people! I'm super sorry for my lack of blogging, but after a few weeks to just re-focus on my focus and get my mind/body and soul together I'm back to my first love. Right after New Years I took my time (my sweet little time) to put together new additions to my VISION BOOK. A lot of goals, aspirations, needs/wants have changed for me within the last year so I wanted my next two additions to my vision book to reflect that. Let me take you back 2012 when I discovered what a Vision Book actually was after becoming inspired by Celebrity Blogger, Necole Bitche's story. I'm a person of reflection and always re-evaluating my life and how far I've come and how far I expect to go, I'm obsessive like that. I would come home from a day of work/running to an event and going on a dinner date afterwards, etc and actually go straight to my "nest" also known as my room for 5 minutes of quiet time. Those 5 minutes were apart of my reflecting period when came to thinking about my day before I could greet my parents, sisters, cousins or friends. 

I even find myself at night spending about an hour before I go to bed dissecting every part of my day (the good, the bad and what I need to do to make tomorrow better). My favorite line when is "Give me five minutes, then we can talk" after a long day especially after a very crazy commute because I like to take my time to reflect so creating a VISION BOOK was right up my alley back in 2012 and still very much apart of my life now as I mentioned earlier. I draw a lot of my inspiration and motivation from adding more pages to a book of all of the things that I want to be associated with my life. So, I took my time to share this very intimate part of my life with you to tell you that YOU too can look back in a book of all the magazine clip-outs and inspiring quotes that you put together years ago and actually make it your reality. Back in 2012 I wanted to graduate and although I wanted to graduate then, it didn't happen until 2013 I was still grateful that I put that into the universe and aspired to that. So without further delay, check out my new additions to my vision book...2014 is all about sewing the seeds to GROWTH.

What do you need to make a vision book/board? Paper, scissors, markers, glue, tons of magazines, stickers and if your like me glitter makes everything better (lol). I'm a night owl so I started my vision book at the wee hours of the morning, I recommend doing your vision book at the time you feel inspired/creative. My room is my comfort zone but feel free to go wherever you want and start cutting through those magazines.    

As I began clipping out pictures and quotes from the million of magazines in my room, I took time to go through my previous pages in my vision book and discovered that there are still some things that I want and things that I no longer desire, Thank you God for GROWTH. 2014 is another chapter to my life where I can finally take a moment to re-discover my purpose as well where I want to be in my life. It's so important to truly take your time making a vision book because every picture/quote/word is a reflection of you. Like I've said before, I'm super obsessive about the things/people I want in my life so my vision book is exactly that....take a closer look below.

Each year I add TWO pages, but feel free to add more than two if you feel inspired to do so. This (above) is my vision book for 2014 and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out and especially with the way it made me feel once I was done with it.  

Let's start with page 1 in 2014 I aspire to have a man in my life that makes me feel an extraordinary love (maybe I've got that or maybe I still need that...)and of course keeps me laughing; fashion is always at the center of my core so Nicole Richie and Lupita N'Yong'o inspire me so much these days (class and sophistication); I hope to smile more than I frown and to always pop a bottle a champagne because every moment that I breathe is a celebration. I think my health has become such an important part of my life because I'm getting older so I hope and pray that I will be in good health, in addition I'm working on my Patti Labelle cooking skills so stay tuned, lol. Oh and I love some bling, good bags and of course shoes so I wouldn't mind having all those things in my life again this year.  

Page 2 of my vision book, is what I like to call "HOME" it's all the things that live in my heart and spirit. Of course I'm completely engulfed in my family so I want to continue to make that apart of my everyday life; since I'm working on finding my next humble abode I'm all about "shameless money-saving" to have my own place I can call "home" too. I think friendship is so very important so I want 2014 to be a direct reflection of rebuilding and investing into meaningful relationships with people I love and care about. I'm not sure if the selfie's will stop in 2014 so I won't apologize for that anymore (lol) but I'll learn to take more moments to myself while still giving more than I receive (charity/volunteer) because that is what life is all about. So there you have it, my 2014 vision book is complete and I made a vow to myself that I will look at it twice a month so I make sure that I'm on the right path...sometimes you need to remind yourself of the things you aspire/inspire to be in life, so many times we get caught up in the day-to-day moments in life we forget who we are, what we want and most importantly our purpose. I'm choosing GROWTH this year as I'm re-learning to become a better sister, friend, cousin, daughter, confidant, lover and of course a better person that I was in 2013. I'm hoping this vision book inspires you to chase your dreams, love immensely, and explore!   

Thursday, January 2, 2014

WHAT I WORE: New Years Eve

Happy Twenty Fourteen!
WHAT I WORE: Floral red dress by Ann Taylor/ Earrings (old) from Bebe/"So Kate" Louboutins from Saks

I worked my 9-5 job the actual day of New Years Eve then ended up going to church with my sister for an early service before ringing in 2014 with my closest friends. I opted for this dress from Ann Taylor (could you believe it?) as I made the last minute decision to actually go out for New Years Eve and I couldn't be more excited that I discovered this was so perfect!
Kyra & I ringing in the New Year together!

With my bestfriend, Derrick at the 'Billionaire Ball Drop' party.

I hope everyone had a great time for new years, I most certainly did! Happy New Year!