The #RoyalWedding FAB moments!

Yes, I was one of those people who woke up at 5am to watch The Royal Wedding! The wedding of Harry and Meghan was one of the MOST watched events of 2018. People who don’t like the pomp & circumstance of weddings or care about the ROYAL family were moved by Harry and Meghan’s wedding. So, let’s talk about my favorite moments from this morning’s ceremony.

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Prince Harry and Prince William arrive at the Royal Wedding

The Prince Harry and his brother, wearing traditional military dress for the ceremony. I love the bond that these two share. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wished their mother Princess Diana was still alive to see her boys all grown up!

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Meghan and her Mother, Doria Ragland arrive at the church.

The first glimpse we received of Meghan and her Mother riding to the cathedral. We hadn’t seen the whole dress yet, but we were already enthralled by the classically chic boat-neck bodice and beautiful veil. Her tiara was loaned to her by the Duchess’ new Grandmother-in-Law, Queen Elizabeth: “the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau. According to Kensington Palace, the English tiara, which features diamonds set in platinum, was made in 1932 and features a center detachable brooch made of ten diamonds dating back to 1893.” (source)

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Princess Meghan arrives at the cathedral

Ugh! Take our breath away! Meghan paused at the entrance of the cathedral meeting the clergy man, her veil held by her adorable pageboys. Megan wore a custom silk Givenchy gown. Her silk veil was hand stitched with 53 flowers representing the 53 countries of the commonwealth. Amazing attention to detail.

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Prince Charles walks Meghan down the aisle

Meghan and Harry’s wedding is an example of being yourself while being respectful to family heritage. Although, Meghan’s father resigned attending the ceremony, Prince Charles walked her down the aisle. Certainly, not the tradition, but definitely respectful and loving.

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Bishop Curry took us to church!

This Bishop gave me LIFE! Chicago Bishop, Michael Curry, quoted MLK and talked about the power of Love. He was definitely bought a different ‘vibe’ to a royal wedding but it was a welcomed change. Hand selected, by Meghan, Bishop Curry gave us an A & B selection! I wanted to send him an offering!

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This amazing choir bough soul to the ceremony

Y’all! This BLACK AF choir was a supreme surprise! The was the Kingdom Choir led by Karen Gibson. They are one of the most renowned choirs in the world! Their rendition of “Stand By Me” was an amazing nod to love and Meghan’s blackness.

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The beautiful couple are pronounced Man & Wife

Aww! Meghan and Harry looked genuinely excited to be marrying each other. It was a joy to watch this gorgeous couple bring new meaning to the royal family’s lineage.

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The kiss seals the deal!
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Princess Meghan’s bouquet hand selected by her new hubby!

My goodness, it was a great morning to wake up early. With all the tragedy in the world, seeing a love like Meghan and Harry’s be displayed was a glimpse of hope. It’s said the couple will postpone their honeymoon to start their charity work in the commonwealth. Meghan is very strong in her heritage and doesn’t shy away from comments about being bi-racial. I can only hope that their union can bring some change to the lineage of privilege in the royal family.

Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Princess Meghan!

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BEST DRESSED: Met Gala 2018

The first Monday in May, it’s Met Gala day! Today is the day we get to judge celebrities who earn much more than us while they attend an event that is more expensive than a semester at college! But for real though, the Met Gala red carpet is one of my favorite carpets of the year. It’s the time when couture fashion can be center stage! The bigger the better. The more beads the better. Just do the most! But stay on theme!

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Christian Lacroix Haute Couture

This year’s Met Gala theme is: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Attendees need to rely heavily on religious influence for their looks! Especially Catholicism, seeing as this year’s exhibit has been approved by the Vatican! Tickets are $30,000 a pop and proceeds go towards the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Heavenly Bodies Exhibit is on display through the summer.

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The queen and the co-chair of the 2018 Met Gala, Rihanna!

But lets get to my choices for Best Dressed this year! My selections are based on those celebs who stuck to the theme, bought the FAB, and just made me smile! Let’s go!

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Rihanna wore Pope inspired Maison Margiela

Rihanna came through and put the pope to SHAME! I mean, I don’t know when she started slaying the Met Gala, but when she popped, she just didn’t stop! Good Lord!

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Serena Van Der Woodson . . . er, Blake Lively!

Blake Lively, my personal fashion queen, hit the scene wearing custom Versace. It’s said that designers worked for more than 600 hours on her look. She wore a half-million dollars worth of jewelry! Whew!

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Cardi B dripping in pearls!

Queen Cardi and Baby Bardie attended their first Met Gala wearing this embellished Jeremy Scott gown. OMG! Cardi looked amazing and really happy. I hope she had fun, because she was the best dressed for me!

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Zendaya, can I please have my edges!

If Rihanna is the Queen of the Met Gala, then Zendaya is the princess. Seriously, she and her team ALWAYS get it right. This is Zendaya’s fourth appearance at the Gala and she killed it in this Versace chain mail ensemble, channeling Joan of Arc.

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Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she got!

JLo can’t stop! She came to the party dressed in Balmain depicting a stain glassed window in a cathedral! OK NOW! And, can we talk about her toned legs? GEESH!

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All Gold everything for the King of Wakanda

Very rarely, men get it right on ANY red carpet. Male celebs don’t step out of the box, no matter what the theme. But our fave, Chadwick Boseman, took it to the next level wearing this amazing look.

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She put a bow on her ponytail, I’ll let it pass.

Ariana Grande gave us art at the museum show with this strapless Vera Wang dress depicting Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. The songstress looked ethereal!

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Golden Barbie, wearing GOLD!

Instagram Influencer turned model/actress, Jasmine Sander, aka @golden_barbie, attended her first Met Gala draped in an H&M (hmmm) molten gold dress.

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Last, but certainly not least, is Alek Wek wearing another H&M custom gown featuring a mosaic inspired cape. Hand beading, gems, and pearls, made her dress one of the most opulent on the red carpet.

As I pull up my pajama pants and put on my nerd glasses, I’m happy that most of the celebs stuck to the theme. I expected to see more nunnery inspired looks, but I was happy to read the stories behind the designs.

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Hello March, Hello Hustle!

Hello March and Hello HUSTLE! It’s GO TIME on fabglance.com. It’s the beginning of HUSTLE SEASON! Spring brings warmer weather and more activities. Expect to see me out & about, selling books, getting fit, and prepping for summer! No more time for cozy night of ‘Netflix & Chill’, Cookies & Cozy, or Drinks & Distractions! I got places to go and people to see!

What’s going on with FabGlance in MARCH?

Well, over at Team Fabglance, it’s BOOK SELLING SEASON! I’d like to thank everyone for purchasing a copy of Jack and Ahlia! Sales are going great, but it’s time to KICK IT UP A NOTCH! Make sure to get you ticket for the official book signing event, MARCH 17th, at While Bison Coffee. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and include a copy of the book plus refreshments.

Oh yeah! For the month of MARCH, you can DOWNLOAD your copy of Jack and Ahlia for $0.99! Yup! OR if you buy the paperback ($9.99) on amazon, you get a digital download for FREE. It’s my way of making the book accessible for everyone. Oh yeah, I have a FIVE STAR rating on Amazon. *insert smile emoji*

Oh yeah, it’s FASHION SEASON in Nashville. With Nashville Fashion Week heading up the season, expect to see me at tons of fashion and festive events. You know I’ll take you with me. From art exhibits to movie premieres, expect to see me on the scene. Make sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM for all the details.

In addition to Nashville Fashion Week, I’m excited to be on the creative team for the Elegant Ladies Fashion Show 2018! You know this is one of my favorite events to work with because their show not only spotlights FASHION but dedicated money to scholarship for women going to college. Fashion & education! Yes!

Ok, I’m sure I’m missing out on some stuff. But those are big events in prepping for. Follow me on the socials -> @fabglance EVERYWHERE. Of course I’ll be hitting you with some #BloggerLife posts, some outfit inspo, and motivation. Thanks so much for rocking with me! Let’s impress ourselves this month!

MY LIFE: Come to the ‘Jack and Ahlia’ book signing!

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!

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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.

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For the month of MARCH, you can download The book for $0.99! Buy and/or download Jack and Ahlia on Amazon. Make sure to leave me FIVE STARS!

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.

Hello February: Black History, Black Panther, and Black Love

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!

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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!

VLOG | Convos with Tisha Campbell

A couple week’s ago I attended an inspiring event at Lipscomb University. Actress, Tisha Campbell, was invited to the university to speak on her career. Many know her as Gina, from the TV show Martin, but Tisha Campbell has a long and historic career in Hollywood. She’s been in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years, winning her first talent competition at the age of  seven.

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The entertainment media studies department, headed by Professor Natasha Johnson, completes a class assignment that involves planning and producing a community event that invites a celebrity to the city. The students did an amazing job, even when the guest list moved to more than 200 attendees. It was so exciting to visit the campus and listen to Tisha talk about her career, motivations, and inspiration. Of course I had to vlog it! I even give you a glimpse into my life with some fun commentary:

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Hello October! Back to Blog Basics

Um, Hello October! How’d you sneak up on me? I’m happy to report that it was actually CHILLY last night. Oh yes! Fall weather is on the way to Tennessee. With the return of cool weather, that means less time out in the streets and fashion events start to die down as the holiday season gears up. This change allows me more time to focus on quality content.

It’s back to blog basics over here! I’m proud that I was able to put out FOUR videos on the VLOG this month, with MORE to come. I’ve posted three times a week on the website. And, I’ve successfully given y’all weekly newsletters! Listen, don’t even discount my posts on INSTAGRAM; I’ve been giving you LOOKS! So, expect more quality coming from FabGlance! I’ve finally found my grove and I’m not turning back.

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So, what can you expect this month>

  • HBCU Homecoming Events – So, it’s my school’s Homecoming month and the start of college homecoming events across the US. You know I got a homecoming lookbook coming for you! Check out last year’s looks!
  • COLLABORATIONS – I have a collaboration coming up with FORM Beauty, Private Label Extensions, and some secret ones I can’t tell you about yet! Just make sure to read the blog to see what’s popping! Wanna partner with me? Check out my PARTNER PAGE then send me an email! I’d love to share your product/event with my readers.
  • 100 Days of Fitness – Yeah, I talked about it last month. Even made it to 14 days. Then, I had oral surgery, a bit of financial distress, and just overall stress, so I stopped. BUT you can always dust yourself off and try again! Let’s do it!
  • #ONEMILLIONFOLLOWERS – Yeah, I’m still on that! I’m on a quest to get One Million Followers across all social media platforms (combined)! Will you be my friend on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube?
    • I’m just shy of 10K across all platforms – lets get me 1000 more this month!

So, that’s what’s happening on Fabglance.com! What are your goals for the month of October? Let’s talk about it in the comments section!

VLOG | Follow Me to the Odysseo – Cavalia Show in Nashville

Y’all! Y’all! Y’all! Go see Odysseo – Cavalia! I have to admit, when I was contacted by the Odysseo team, I wasn’t too hype to see the ‘fancy horse show’. If you live in Nashville, you’ve seen the, almost, cryptic banners, posters, signs, billboards, and yard signs, telling you that Odysseo by Cavalia is the ‘GREATEST show you’ll ever see’. Seriously, I was over it. But then . . . GIRL, I saw the show! It IS THE GREATEST SHOW YOU’LL EVER SEE! Let’s talk about it!

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Hello September! Fall is on the way!

Dude! Month NINE! September already! Wow! The older we get, the faster it goes. I went HARD this summer with #ShowYourArms and #NashvilleCurves, so it’s time for me to go underground; we got some projects for the holidays!

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Y’all already know that I am READY to rock-steady with fall 2017, I already started my Pinterest board. So, what’s happening on FabGlance this month? Well, it’s gonna be a chill month, no lie. I have to appear at some events coming up – so you’ll get lots of VLOGS! Better be following me on YouTube. Of course, there’s a couple brand collabs coming this month because I love telling you guys about new stuff.

Anyway, check out what’s poppin’ this month:

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5 Ways You CAN help Houston, SCAM-FREE!

I’m sure we’ve all read the horrible stories of our friends recovering from the Hurricane Harvey and it’s horrible floods.  The loss of life, luxury, and living space is one that no one can imagine until you experience it. Back in 2010, Nashville experienced a horrible flood too; nothing like the one in Houston but bad enough. So, I remember what it felt like to watch my friend receive help from charities.

I wasn’t affected by the floods, but I was able to lend a hand. I remember donating money to my favorite charity, the Salvation Army, and I started a diaper drive at my church. Although, I’m not in Houston, I couldn’t watch the news reports and read the social media timelines without offering my help.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Reece of WFAA-TV

Below, I’ve listed several TRUSTWORTHY scam-free charities (that aren’t the Red Cross) that are on the ground helping the people of Houston. From diaper drives, clothing drive, and places to donate money, the list below has been compiled with care in hopes that you’d share a bit of the coins in your stylish purse.

Convoy of Hope – This organization has their feet on the ground. The money you send is going STRAIGHT to the residents of Houston. One of my fave charities.

Texas Diaper Bank  – This organization collects diapers, formula, and educational essential that are often looked over during tragic situations. The link goes straight to the organization’s amazon wish list. So you see EXACTLY where your money is going.

The Greater Houston Community Fund – Set in Houston, this organization has been involved in the community for several years and have already started delivery funds to communities in the area.

Houston Humane Society – We can’t forget the pets! The Houston Humane Society has published their wish list for the 1000’s of pets found after the hurricane. You can send a monetary donation to help the shelter stay open and help the fur-babies.

Texas Children’s Hospital – Although most hospitals are up-and-running after Hurricane Harvey many need lots of supplies and funds to pay staff. The children’s hospital is looking for donations to help young people who were injured during the floods.


Just like I did my googles, you can do yours too. But, these are the trusted sites for making sure you funds go straight to the victims. Remember, if you don’t have the money to give today, the residents of Houston will need TONS of help in the months to come. Budget your funds, maybe send a couple bucks a month to help your favorite charities.