WHAT TO WEAR to a Nashville Fashion Show – #SpringTrends

If you live in Nashville and you love fashion, then get ready for Nashville Fashion Week! Nashville Fashion Week kicks off Fashion Season in Nashville. From April 2nd until the beginning of June, you’ll see announcements for fashion events happening all around town. People are always surprised when I tell them that Nashville has a bustling fashion scene filled wit amazing designers, awesome businesses, and supportive fashion organizations. We are more than cowboy boots and sequins, although we do sometimes wear our cowboy boots with our sequins!

Now, if you are a Fab Glance reader, I know I’ll see you out & about at a fashion event this spring. If you are invited to a fashion event, I’m sure you are wondering “What to Wear?”. You know I got you! From fiercely extra to classically chic, these Spring 2018 trends will have you looking front row fly! Get into it:

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#WhatToWear: Fashion Show . . . FAB!

The first look is for the girl who never met a trend she couldn’t rock! Distressed Denim, Skinny Sunglasses, and logo-mania are all the rage this spring! The look I pulled mixes all these trends in a uniquely stylish way. People will have their eyes on you because you have an eye for trendy fashion!

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Now, for my classic ladies out there (I’m raising my hand), this look is runway chic and classically fly. The trend? High Waist wide-leg pants and tassel earrings are the rage for spring 2018. Y’all know I’m fan of a good crop-top. My plan is to add more structured crops in my wardrobe this year and maybe rock this to the Elegant Ladies Fashion Show on April 7th. What about you?

#WhatToWear: Fashion Show . . . Classic!

Our last look is for that elegant affair you may be invited to attend. I selected this Jason Wu look as a nod to the Symphony Fashion Show coming up on April 17th. But you can surely wear it to Nashville Fashion Week too. The trend: Daringly Detailed Mules and embroidered accessories. Seriously, if you don’t have a pair of mules you are gonna feel so left out!

So, now that you are inspired to be front row ready, what event will you attend? And what look will you rock? Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as I attend the seasons hottest fashion events! Say ‘hi’ when you see me, let take a picture!

MY LIFE: Athleisure feature in FABUPLUS Spring 2018

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 dresses! I was more than happy to supply the magazine with a photo in one of my fave looks:

This bomb body con dress & clutch from ASOS (2015) and one of my fave pairs of sneakers, the Airmax 90s are a GREAT example of rocking the ATHLEISURE trend. Seriously, this is my summer uniform and I’m not ashamed. As a matter of fact, let me stock up on more body con dresses for Summer 2018. I’ve already made a commitment to update my sneaker collection, can’t tell me nuthin. Athleisure is all about mixing the glam with the comfy! Can I be the formal representative of this campaign? Because I GET IT!

Anyway, when it comes to #Bloggerlife, this photo is an example of what I posted last week on Blogging While Broke – using photos repeatedly. This photo was taken back in 2015 (maybe 2014). Anyway, I was able to use it again for this story. Get all your money’s worth when hiring a photog. BLOGGER TIP: If the photo is awesome, your readers need to see it at least two times.

So, check out the Spring 2018 Issue of FabUPlus. Denise Mercedes is on the cover and the issue is all about plus-fitness. You can pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million!

Nashville Celebrates Wakanda!

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.

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It was surely a homecoming!

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!

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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!

What to wear to the Black Panther Premiere

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.

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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)

#WhatToWear: #BlackPanther and Chill

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!

#WhatToWear: All #BlackPanther Everything

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!

#WhatToWear: #BlackPanther Royalty

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!

#WhatToWear: #BlackPanther Bae

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!

MY STYLE: Shop Curves With Purpose

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!

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Buy this Dex Plus ‘Vanessa‘ Dress for 40% off!

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.

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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.

SHOP CURVES WITH PURPOSE

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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 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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#WhatToWear: Christmas Party FAB!

We have about two weeks left until Christmas and the party invitations haven’t stopped. From Ugly Sweater parties, to the wine & cheese soiree, I’m sure you’ve wrecked your brain for the perfect outfit. So, before it’s too late, I thought I’d give you some outfit inspiration for the party season. Oh yeah, feel free to transfer some of these looks right into New Years Eve! It’ll be here before you know it.

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I know you are looking at YET another Ugly Sweater Christmas Party invitation; maybe it’s a work function. Oh yeah, National #UglySweaterDay is December 15th (it’s also National Cupcake Day). Anyway, who cares about buying a dumb sweater that you’ll only wear once this year? Why not try a cute, yet sorta ugly, sweater that you can wear through out the cold season. And, you know VELVET is hot this year. Try a pair of velvet booties to bring some fly style to that corny party invite.

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You know that party that you kinda want to go to, but not really, but you know that cute guy that’s a friend of a friend, is going to be there? Yeah, this look is for that party! A bit casual, and a bit extra – just like you. Once again, velvet makes an appearance in this ensemble but this time in this cute bomber jacket. Oh yeah, the cool girls bring a bottle of wine, you know to earn her spot at the party.

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The next look is for that holiday party that happens right after Christmas. Especially for those of us who fly back to our hometowns and have to stunt on folks real quick. This is also a look you can copy for New Year’s Eve . . . if you gotta stunt on 2017 real quick. The winter trend is over the top, over-the-knee boots! These stunners will help you make a statement.

So, I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Party Season and an amazing Christmas! 2017 has been hell-ish, but we made it in STYLE!

Tell me which look you’d rock –  hit the comment section!

Behind the Scenes: #StyledbyFabglance

When I took my hiatus from the corporate world, it gave me more time to explore the world of Fabglance. When I started this blog, I wanted to do more than write about fashion. I wanted to teach people how to be more fashionable. It took a little while to get started, but over the years I’ve styled models, local celebs, and working women. I just want women to feel amazing.

This summer, I was hired to style a new client, Jasmine. She turned 40 and wanted to WOW her friends and family. She trusted Fabglance to do the job. But I knew I had to do more than a quick mall run. I bought in Dewayne Richards, aka Dr. Beauty, for hair and makeup. Listen, the man is genius and can SLAY some hair and makeup. Then, I called Patrick Webster, one of my favorite photographers. Together, we gave Jasmine an amazing birthday photo shoot.

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Oh yeah, can’t forget using local boutiques to style our FAB FORTY year old. The sequin dress came from Limonada Couture and her business professional look came from Runway Boutique. My goal is to use as many local retailers and entrepreneurs as possible. I am proud to say that this entire job was Nashville based.

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Needless to say, the shoot went well. Jasmine was so pleased with her looks and the experience. I was pleased that my client was happy. Styled by Fabglance hit it out the park!

Do you wanna get Styled by Fabglance? In 2018, I’ll offer Complete Style Packages on my sales page. Right now, I’m doing my Closet Reorganization services. Click here to book a style session today.

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