MOTIVATION: Five ways to update your style!

Happy New Year! It’s the season of ‘New Year, New Me’! On Instagram, I asked my followers if they were thinking about changing their style for the new year. Most answered, “no”, stating that cost and not knowing where to start. I thought I’d share FIVE easy tips to help you update your style!

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MY LIFE: Read my book, ‘Jack & Ahlia’

When I quit my job, in the spring,  I had a lot more time to be creative. So, I was cruising the online streets, I came across a writing challenge, #XD30 created by Blogger and Online Influence, Xavier D’Leau. XD hosts a writing challenge that’s as simple as it is difficult. Basically, you write everyday for 30 days. The simple part was to write WHATEVER you’d like: poem, sonnet, haiku, or short story. The difficult part was writing everyday – LAWD! But, I started the challenge and realized I missed writing fiction. That’s how the story of Jack and Ahlia was born.

I started with what I thought would be a short story, but it’s become an actual . . . novel. After 30 days, I was due to have a great work of fiction that explores the complicated relationship of Jack and Ahlia, Jack and Ahlia are best friends, sometimes lovers, business partners, and a complicated pair who may just destroy each other due to their fear and secrets.

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Now, it’s a completed and  available for purchase on Amazon. You can read a sample on my Tumblr account, but I guarantee you’ll want to purchase.

MY STYLE: What’s next for 2018?

We are a couple days away from 2018. While I rock this gorgeous black dress from Eleven60, I thought it would be a good time to look forward for 2018. I’m a fan of a resolution. I don’t let haters distract me from making a goal for my life. Some goals, I hit, and some fall by the wayside. BUT, I tried and that’s more to say than the person laughing, while you are trying. Don’t be afraid to set a goal!

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Black Book‘ dress by Eleven60

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What to Wear: Celebrate New Year’s Eve!

The time is here – do you have your New Year’s Eve party plans prepared? I know, the holidays fly by so fast you almost forget to plan for a shindig, nevertheless planning an outfit. So, Fabglance is here to help. Get some inspiration from the looks below. Click the pic for shopping info:

The first look is for my Party-Hopper! If you live in Nashville, there’s a ton of church events, roof top parties, music events, and even fireworks, to help you celebrate the New Year. This look gives you a bit of chic and a bit of comfort. When you reach your final destination, you’ll look super cute and be ready to kick it with your friends!

So, you and your honey going out for a New Year’s Eve date? You gotta give your partner a lil bit of SEXY! This velvet dress and fur jacket are just the look for a night on the town. Plus, there’s tons of new restaurants to try, which are hosting NYE specials too. Add an extra bit of glam, then dance the night away!

Ok ladies, let’s get in formation! You know I’m always ready for an all-black look. This sparkling look and tough but sassy jacket are just the look for the hottest party in town. Keep it flirty and fun, then party until you can’t walk the next morning!

Of course I had to give you a bonus look! This is for my ladies going to see the ball drop. Ladies, it’s all about LAYERS! The forecast is set to freezing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Also, can someone get me that Louis Vuitton clutch for an after-Christmas gift? That would be awesome!

So, Happy New Year, from Fabglance! I’ve already said that 2018 is not the year of the glow-up, it’s the year of RESTORATION! Get ready to find what you lost. Let’s celebrate!

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STYLISH MOTIVATION: Spreading Christmas Cheer!

“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” – Buddy the Elf

I’m Buddy the Elf, because I’m so hype to go home for Christmas. My WHOLE family will be in town. This is the first time most of us have been in the same city, at the same time, in a long time! It’s a Christmas Miracle! Get ready for snapchats and insta-stories filled with family shenanigans.

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Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, so I make sure celebrate with family and friends. This year has been tough, but it’s only made me stronger. No matter how tough the year has been, you must celebrate the fact that you MADE IT! You MADE it! Don’t worry about the bills, our what someone sad about you, or what you lost. Just celebrate the fact that you are stronger because of these challenges.

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Shirt – Amazon, Skirt – Charles Lord, Necklace – Charlotte Russe, and Shoes – Torrid

So, yes, we made it! It’s Christmas! Spread some Christmas cheer! Call a friend you haven’t called in a long time. Give a gift to someone who isn’t expecting it. Buy that plane ticket to surprise your family. Or, you know what, just get some rest. Cheer yourself up by chilling. Any way, have an amazing Holiday Season!

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Shot by Patrick Webster

Get ready for 2018! We don’t know what’s in store, but we know we are STRONG and we will make it! Thank you for following Fabglance. I hope I’ve inspired you to be better than you were before you read this post.

Merry Christmas!

Hello December! I barely made it!

Hello December! And hello FAB family! Thank you so much for being patient with me. I’ve had some major changes in my life so I had to step away for a moment. I’m still adjusting to my new work life and family upheaval, so I cant promise you new posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but I can promise you some cool stuff at least one a week.

Now, I do have some cool stuff coming up! Your girl secured some brand partnerships that I’m sure your gonna love! Just let the contracts get signed and you’ll see the fruits of my labor. Oh yeah, I got some cool photo shoots in the bag too. And finally, the BOOK! The book is done and it will launch this month! Lawd!

Oh, yeah, it’s the holiday season! I’m feeling that Christmas-y but I must celebrate. I mean, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And, things could be worse, right?

So, even though some things are still a bit wonky, I’m working through my challenges. I have faith that life is gonna get better and I’ll keep a smile on my face until that time!

MY STYLE: Little Black Backward Dress

Ever look at an item in your closet and think, “I’m over it. This doesn’t fit right. Why is this in my closet?” That’s what I thought when I pulled this Little black bodycon dress from my closet. Then, I mistakenly put it on backward! OMG! How did I not realize this would be better? Sometimes, it take a mistake to point you in the right direction.

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OK, this is not a motivational post . . . but for real, making a mistake can mistakenly point you in the right direction. This dress was always iffy to me. I purchased it because of the key-hole in the back. But, due to my lack of boobs and chunky arms, the keyhole always fit weird. Turning it around gave me amazing sex appeal with a stylish edge. See, try another direction, me lead you to the right spot!

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Dress – ASOS Plus, Bag – Target, and Shoes – Nordstrom Rack

Y’all should know how much I love bodycon dresses, so it should be know surprise that I have about 50-11 of them. This one was my least favorite, but now, it’s moved up to the top of the list. Just goes to show that sometimes, you gotta try a little harder to make magic happen. Everything doesn’t come easy, but it will come in due time!

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MY LIFE: Face model for the AMUA

A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite photographer, Ernie Passwaters, put up a Facebook post. She was asking for women of color to be face models for the Academy of Makeup Arts. I submitted my picture and they chose me! I was impressed that the school wanted to work on women of color. The instructors felt that their students needed to practice on the different tones that are found in our community.

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When I walked into the AMUA studio I was met with 20 models, of various shades from toasted vanilla to mocha brown, being worked on by mostly artists who were white. Well! Yes, let’s do it! I know they students were nervous, but the models were nervous too. Most models have horror stories of white make-up artists either ignore them or make them look casket ready (ie ASHY-McGEE!). AMUA is making sure to send their student artist out in the world, ready to tackle ALL skin tones.

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Hello November – FIVE ways to deal with change!

When I took the photo above, I had no idea how quickly my life would change. In one month, I started working again, had to help a family member, and took a drastic hit to my bank account. Granted, I knew I’d be taking a new job, but I thought taking on said job would allow me to have a better financial cushion. November came through and said, ‘Naw Girl’. So, with that, I had to deal with abrupt CHANGE!

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What To Wear: Inspired by Halloween Movie Villains!

I swear, every year people impress me with their amazing Halloween costumes. Every year I say I’m going to do a banging costume and  . . . that never happens. BUT, that doesn’t mean I can give you some FAB outfit inspiration for Halloween. This year, I decided to get inspired by scary movie villains. Plot Twist, I never watch scary movies BUT I love costume design. Below, I picked three looks inspired by Halloween’s scariest villains. Add the makeup and take these looks to the next level! Let’s get started:

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Freddy’s Dead . . . Sexy!

Of course I had to start with the Iconic, Freddy Krueger! Growing up, Nightmare on Elm Street was the scariest movie you could watch . . . with the lights on. LOL! Anytime you see that iconic striped shirt, you know what it’s all about. I took Freddy’s iconic stripes to inspire you to step up your Halloween look. It’s sexy and a bit scary at the same time.

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Raise Hell . . . Look Cute

The next look is another super scary villain from the 80’s . . . Hellraiser! Dude, as soon as I saw that guy with the pins in his head, I was DONE! I think I made it through about 30 minutes of the movie and I was DONE! However, doesn’t mean I can’t get inspired by Hellraiser‘s patent leather trench look and hardware inspire tortured face.

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Checkin in on Chucky

Last but not least, I had to give a nod to our boy Chucky! Listen, Child’s Play was a movie I could watch because it was HILARIOUSLY scary! I mean, a doll, possessed? Laughable. But he’s iconic. I wanted to go full denim, but went with these black overalls, but kept his iconic stripped shirt, sneakers, and knife. This look is cute  . . . but you’ll be a killer! LOL! Also, can I just have these sneakers?! Right!

I Want Candy

Ok, so you know I had to do a regular-degular-schmegular look because this is definitely what I’ll be wearing this Wednesday. Hey, the Candy Lady has to look cute too.  Can I have this Louis Vuitton fanny pack tho? I swear I’ll put candy in their for the kids!

So, which look inspires you the most? Let me know in the comments section!