I’m so excited to have my first feature of 2018 in FabUPlus magazine! Yes! The team at FabUPlus contacted me about their Spring 2018 Issue, ‘Athleisure’ Story. Y’all know I’m the queen of sneakers and… More
The 2nd annual Nashville Fashion Week Blogger Brunch was amazing! Thank you to the team at Nashville Fashion Week for asking me to co-host this event. I’m always excited to see my blogger baes out and about and for the start of the fashion season in the city. Let talk about what we did and what I wore:
The Blogger Brunch, held at the Thompson Hotel’s L.A. Jackson rooftop restaurant, was a great time to network, take photos, and learn more about what’s gonna happen at Nashville Fashion Week 2018. Seriously, make your way to this boutique hotel, the restuarants are so fly. It’s a bit of fancy right in the middle of the city.
Nashville Fashion Week, 2018, is gonna be pretty freaking amazing, so you better get your tickets soon. The best change is that the event will take place in one place, OZ Arts Nashville. This allows the team and production staff to transform the space into a different vibe, EVERY NIGHT. Also, it makes it easy on attendee: More accessible parking, location recognition, affordable pricing.
Also, I have to mention the increased DIVERSITY in the show. From designers, to models, to marketing, I see NFW really making an effort to include more people of color in the production. We know, black and brown people are underepresented in the fashion industry, so it’s always good to take note when postive changes are being made.
So, what did your girl wear? LISTEN! I had to stunt on them real quick with this embroidered a-line bomber from Eleven60. Y’all this jacket is amazing. I chose to wear it with an ivory body-con dress and sandals. This is the type of item that speaks for itself and needs no help!
Y’all! Get into it! Seriously, I felt like a trendy princess. I loved the length too! Being 6ft tall, I barely get items that are as long as they are on the model. And the embroidery is to die for! So beautiful and so detailed.
Once again, thank to the team at Nashville Fashion Week for inviting me to be a co-host for the annual Blogger Brunch. It was amazing to see all these hardworking & stylish individuals combine our powers for sartorial success and supporting Nashville’s independent fashion creators. We are officially in the mix for fashion season in Nashville. Get ready to see more coverage of Nashville Fashion Week pre-events. Hope to see you at the event!
(feature photo by Leah Harrington)
The awesome team at Lane Bryant reached out to me to attend their Denim Happy Hour at the store in Mt. Juliet, TN. Truthfully, I haven’t shopped at Lane Bryant in a very long time. I love the Cacique bras & panties, but the clothes haven’t been my jam in a long time. However, after last night’s visit, I think I’ll be visiting Lane Bryant a lot more!
Lane Bryant is introducing their new Super Stretch Skinny Ankle with Power Pockets. Saying the name of these jeans is a mouthful, but your jaw will drop after your try them on. Ladies, it’s time to update your jean collection. These jeans feature tummy controlling technology, no sagging or gaping back, and super stretchy denim that shapes to your body. These jeans are comfy, they have slimming technique, and they don’t sag! Promises made and promises kept!
Y’all, I haven’t worn jeans in a while! Partly because I’ve gained some weight and partly because I never find any that don’t sag in the butt and aren’t too tight in the thigh! These jeans hit all the marks. Only thing I hate is that they don’t come in TALL in the store, only online.
Then, the wonderful manager, Lindsey and the staff at the Mt. Juliet store made me feel like a freaking princess! They were so helpful and encouraged me to try on looks I may have never tried. Like, I can go on and on about the staff. They were amazing with everyone who walked in the door and had a great grasp on the inventory.
Visit the Mt. Juliet store today. Also, make sure to try on a pair of their amazing new skinny jeans!! Tell them Fabglance sent you!
GAWD, PacFest, Fellavision, and The E.E.O.G. teamed up to bring Nashville the most immersive advanced screening of Marvel’s Black Panther. This Black Carpet event was complete with paparazzi and everyone SHOWED OUT in royal attire and melanin influenced t-shirts! I was so happy to be invited to cover the event, see the movie, and be immersed in amazing authentic blackness!
For my first viewing of Black Panther, I came in the style of the Black Panther Party of the 1960’s. Complete with my fave beret, black bodysuit, and amazing afro, I was ready to work the red carpet and enjoy the festivities. Listen y’all, I know the movie has already premiered, but don’t feel bad about dressing up for the event. Don’t be afraid to boast in your blackness.
I’ve never seen Opry Mills mall so black! When I walked into the theater it was like a family reunion. I didn’t know everyone, but it felt like we were apart of the same family. That’s the power of the Black Panther movie! It’s bringing people together through comics, great movie making, and amazing storytelling. I’ll spare you a long drawn-out thinkpiece. You can search the internet for more, check out Awesomely Luvvie’s post. But, girl it was SO good and I already saw it two times. In addition, it’s the FIFTH highest grossing movie EVER! EVER! Go see it!
But, let’s get to the royal carpet event in Nashville. Y’all made me proud. The team at Black Antiquity made the event feel like a real affair! We took over three theaters, there were african drummers, and just a party atmosphere. I was proud to see everyone being happy. And we looked GOOD!
Look at all these amazing outfits, awesome tapestry, and colorful collections. From afro-futuristic and comic book inspired looks to traditional dresses every part of the diaspora and the interests of the Black Panther movie. Like I said, don’t stop dressing up to see the movie. It’s Black History month, let’s represent.
So, did you go see Black Panther? What did you think? What did you wear? Let me know in the comments!
Still need Black Panther outfit inspiration? Check out my post!
Shout out to the Fab Family for supporting my passion project, Jack and Ahlia. This book is one of the favorite things I’ve done, and I’m so excited to read all your reviews and see all your support! So, of course I have to host a book-signing event for my Nashville family! On March 17th, from 3p-6p, come out to White Bison Coffee Shop on 5202 Centennial Blvd in North Nashville!
Yes, come out to my book signing event to listen to me read a couple passages from the book, talk about relationship topics (monogamy, cheating, and partnership), and network with other Jack and Ahlia fans! Oh yeah, White Bison Coffee has some AMAZING coffee & tea and awesome sandwiches & treats! You ticket includes these coffee and treats too!
Tickets are $15 to get a signed copy of the book AND you snack, $8 if you already have a copy but you want treats. I’m signing ALL the books and taking ALL the photos! I’m so excited to see everyone and hear your opinion about Jack and Ahlia’s relationship. Get your tickets today, limited seats available.
ALSO, listen to the Jack and Ahlia playlist on SPOTIFY and TIDAL! Yes, I curated a MOOD for y’all to get into the universe of Jack and Ahlia.
I know you see the date and, yes, I am posting this on Valentine’s Day. But, on fabglance.com it’s Jodeci Appreciation Day! About three years ago, I decided that the r&b group Jodeci should get way more love than we give them. I mean, if you were a black teen in the 90’s, did you NOT play ‘Forever My Lady‘ on insane levels? Did you NOT lose your biscuits when Diddy dropped the ‘Come and Talk to Me – Remix‘? And remember when a pregnant T-Boz (from TLC) made a cameo in the ‘Love You 4 Life‘ video? Ok! So, they deserve a day, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show Jodeci some love!
Last year’s #JodeciAppreciationDay song was, ‘My Heart Belongs to You‘. I dedicated it to all my Fab Family! I’m so happy to have readers and supporters who are interested in this #BloggerLife and support my endeavors. This year’s song selection is, ‘Come and Talk to Me’, and it’s dedicated to my crush. Y’all, I have a crush and it’s driving my banana-sandwich!
I’ve been watching you
For so very long
Trying to get my nerve built up to be so strong
I’ve never been very bold when it comes to love. I’ve never been afraid off a job, an idea, or even a clothing selection. But, ooh girl, bring up a love interest and I recoil like a scared turtle. It’s the fear of rejection that gets me! And, I know that we ALL get rejected sometimes, and ‘what God has for you is for you’. But, girl, listen, don’t nobody want to deal with a broken heart like that.
But, my word for the year is ‘courage’, and sooner (rather than later) I will get the nerve to tell ol’boy my feelings. I mean, I’m a catch, I know this. I just have to get over the fear-factor. I could be missing out on the love of my life due to some temporary embarrasment! That would be crazy!
I wish I could grab you
Tell you what it means to me
To see you walking by my way
It really makes my day
This leads to a deeper conversation; what would you do if your weren’t afraid? I know this is a Valentine’s Day post, but it’s a word for everyone. Even those of you in relationships, are you holding back on loving your partner because of fear? You trying to take your situationship to the next level? You thinking about marriage? Or, are you ready to leave? What’s stopping you? Don’t let fear be the reason why you don’t succeed.
My friends, let’s all agree to live boldy! Go and talk to that person you’ve had your eye on. Go for that job you think you can’t get. Take a scary step in your life and watch your life change. Good or bad – you’ll always learn!
Song: ‘Come and Talk To Me‘ – Jodeci
Oh yeah, I’m giving away a free download of my book, Jack and Ahlia, for the next 24hrs! Happy Valentine’s Day Fab Fam!
Happy Valentine’s Day Fab Family!
Thank you so much for supporting my new book Jack and Ahlia! Your reviews have been fun to read and your social media shout-outs give me life!
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I wanted to give you a gift for your support – a free download of Jack and Ahlia! For next 24hrs you can download my book, that has a FIVE STAR review in Amazon.
MORE JACK AND AHLIA NEWS!
On Saturday, Feb 17th, I’ll be joining the team at The Scenario Radio Show for their Valentine’s Day Show. We’ll be talking about CRUSHES! I know I’ve had more than enough crushes, some turned out good and some turned out bad. You can listen online at radiofreenashville.org on Saturday at 5p.
Lastly, I hope you’ve purchased your ticket to the OFFICIAL Jack and Ahlia Book-signing! Yes, I’m hosting a book-signing to discuss the book, sign copies, and network with the Fabglance family. Your ticket includes a signed book and delicious coffee and treats from White Bison Coffee. I cant wait to meet you!
Thank you for supporting! Have a great Valentine’s Day!
You are invited to the 2nd Annual Nashville Fashion Week Blogger Brunch on Saturday, February 24th at the Thompson Hotel in Nashville! I’m excited to be a HOST for the second time in a row for this fun brunch celebrating Nashville’s most exclusive fashion experience. Click here for tickets!
You know #BloggerLife is SO important to me. I often get questions asking how to be a better blogger and how to get more support in your city. The answer I always give is to SUPPORT local events. As a fashion blogger, supporting Nashville Fashion Week is the perfect way to be ‘in the know’ to all things FASHION in Nashville. The annual Blogger Brunch is the best time to meet your peers, look CUTE, and make those important community connections. Click here for tickets.
Nashville Fashion Week is one of my favorite events of the year. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, I’ve always been happy to support the NFW team as the bring the excitement and design to Nashville. As Nashville grows, our fashion community grows too. Being a blogger, it’s always great to support local designers as they create amazing looks. It’s a great way to give back to our local economy and support small businesses.
I better see you at this year’s Blogger Brunch! Tickets are going fast! Don’t miss out on a great networking opportunity filled with brunch bites, tasty mimosas, a pop-up shop, and an amazing gift bag!
Get your tickets to Nashville Fashion Week 2018 (April 3rd-7th), click the photo below:
We are less than a week away from the Black Panther premiere. Everyone I know is pretty excited about this amazing cinematic sensation. For comic book fans, it’s a dream come true to see this incredible universe come to life. For black people, it’s even more important. All reviews point to Black Panther being one of the best representations of the African diaspora ever recorded on film. Yeah, Wakanda isn’t a real place, but gosh darn it, we are proud to represent! Of course, I have to give you some outfit inspiration.
At the official Hollywood premiere guests were asked to dress royally as they walked the red carpet. The film’s stars (Lupita N’yongo, Chadwick Bosman, Angela Bassett, and Janelle Monae) wore the finest interpretation of African dress. Taking inspirations from various tribes and regions on the African continent allowed for stars to be as creative and colorful as possible. The carpet shined with black excellence.
For fans attending next week’s nationwide movie showing – dressing up is the name of the game. This isn’t a regular movie date, it’s time to show out! So, to get ya inspired, check the looks below: (click the pic for shopping info)
Everyone may think to go straight Kente cloth skirts and shirts for the big day, but I’m all about mixing styles. Add elements of African apparel to you look while supporting black designers, like this Black Panther clutch from Kashmir VIII. This look adds a militant appeal sporty chic!
The next look borrows heavily from the actual Black Panther Party. You know I live for an all-black look, so what better way to flaunt it than at a Black Panther movie screening. Plus, this look is super comfy for a 2hr movie event. Cute, militant, and black – seems like a good look to me!
This look is for those who love to go all out! Bring the African inspiration to the theater. This menswear inspired African print shirt pares well with jeans and these amazing gold boots. The gold accents are a nod to the African continent and their rich resources!
The last look is for the guy in your life. I mean really, I expect all the men to show out for the Black Panther screening. This look adds a bit of comic book appeal and African-American inspiration. I mean, it is Black History month! This kente kufi adds that 80’s nostalgia to present day looks. Add a bit of continental gemstones and feel like a king on the carpet.
Let me know, in the comment section, what you’ll be wearing to the show! Who you goint with? Let me know!
Hello Fab Fam!
I wanted to type something deep and inspirational but all I’m thinking about Is the premiere of the Black Panther movie, Valentine’s Day, and my upcoming book signing! It’s gonna be an amazing February!
Ok, so Black Panther is coming out on the week of Valentine’s Day and during Black History Month! Like, how BLACK is that? Don’t know what are you wearing to the Black Panther preview? You know I GOT YOU! Next week I’ll post my Black Panther outfit inspirations – so make sure you’re following me on Instagram for exclusive looks. What are you doing for the Black Panther premier?
Ok, y’all know that Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite fake holidays. Even though I don’t have a Valentine this year, I got a crush, y’all know I’m gonna give y’all my Jodeci Appreciation posts. Oh, you’re new here?! Girl, every year we celebrate the best black bad-boy band of the 90’s – Jodeci. I’ve been campaigning for them to get a national holiday for years. Why not Valentines Day?
Then, when February is just ending, I’m hosting my very first BOOK SIGNING for my new book, Jack and Ahlia! On March 3rd, I’m hosting Books & Bites at White Bison Coffee Shop! Y’all, I’m so excited. I’ll sign copies of my book, read a couple chapters, and answer all your questions about this intriguing couple. Tickets on sale soon. You know I’ll let you know.
So, what’s your plans for February? Are you celebrating Black History, Black Entertainment, Black love, or all of the above? Let me know in the comments!
When I found out about Curves With Purpose I was so excited. It’s not very often plus-size women are able to find great casual and work wear pieces that are affordable and well made. I’d never heard of the brand, but when a friend told me about the company I was pleasantly surprised. Curves With Purpose offers 13 exclusive brands in sizes 10-28. Girl, yes, you should get to shopping at Curves With Purpose!
Last month, the team at Curves With Purpose reached out to me to host their holiday pop-up shop at Cool Springs Galleria. I got a chance to see the clothes and model one of the garments. I’m here to tell you, the clothes are HIGH quality. The team at Curves With Purpose works hard to give plus-size shoppers a wide variety of looks to purchase.
So, if you live in Nashville, Curves With Purpose is hosting another Pop-Up Shop at Cool Springs Galleria from Now until February 11th! On top of that, they are offering 40% off all winter looks! You can shop in-store and online! Girl, get to shopping! I know I’ll be stopping by this week to pick-up some new looks.