If you follow me on social media you know I am in Love with my victorian top from chicstar.com. I had this in Red and in Black(it’s sooooo cute whatever color they offer will be in my closet). I remember looking at this a while ago and thinking “I would live this in purple”. Well……. I guess someone else was having the same thoughts I was cause now the purple is in production. This retails on their site Chic Star for $49.95 for the juniors size and $59.95 for the plus size. BUT, You can get 39% off by using coupon code CANDYCOUTURE at checkout. I would definitely recommend this item. The buttons are sturdy, with the first 2 I had the color didn’t bleed and it can be worn as a dress or a top depending on your height. Do you already own this top/dress. Instagram your pics in it with the hashtag #BNF (blessedandfashionable) and I’ll post some of my favorite looks here!!!!!!
I can’t wait to see your looks
Peace, Love, and Blessings
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Lately I have been OBSESSED with faux leather. top, jogging pants, skater
skirt, dress, and now I add a Pencil Skirt to my collection. Ive seen them cost anywhere from $40 to more than $70 bucks. I almost paid $40 for one until I randomly walked into a Simply Fashions Store and found this one for $15.99 (don’t mind the junkie fitting room). This skirt paired with a black graphic tee and a blazer is gonna be sooooo cute. Speaking of cute, anyone who knows me knows my favorite thing in my closet right now is my Faux Leather Joggers (I have them in black and white, I want red and turquoise) <3
While doing my usual Online window shopping I found these Leather Like Joggers on Rainbows website for only $12.99.
One Item I want to mention is this Faux Leather with Ponte Back jumpsuit from Ashley Stewart. If you want to go overboard with this trend like I do then this is a must have. You gotta be quick though cause the only one I saw left on the website is a size 16 and not every location got this item.
Whats Trends are you currently obsessed with and how do you find your “looks for less”?
Peace, Love, and Blessings <3 <3 <3
Soon many will be going back to school/ starting a new school. For many people that means back to school clothes shopping. Most Love this time of year, and a few weirdo’s (lol j/k) hate it. Just to make it easier i’ve compilled my own back to school shopping guide with a list of stores and a couple of key pieces
Citi Trends: Think Burlington, or Ross. Great fashion at great Prices
Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant, Avenue, Torid, Asos
K&G is great for the more dressy pieces
Dots: this store always has hidden jewels and has the best return policy
Simply Fashions: Not my favorite store for bottoms but they do have some great pieces
- A pair of colored Jeggings
- A cute Statement Tee
- A good Tennis Shoe
- A denim Button up
- Belts Belts Belts
- A knee length pencil skirt
- Good Shapewear
- A pair of black trousers
- A nice fall/winter coat
- Statement jewelry
- A Smile
Everyone can look like a million bucks no matter what the budget. One of my favorite things to do is to shop the salvatioin army. Vintage peices can always take an outfit from drab to fab. I could go on and on about what should be in your wardrobe and such but I think i’ll keep it short and sweet
Peace. Love, and Blessings to you all
I know it’s winter and it’s cold outside and depending on where you are there may even be snow. That doesn’t mean you cant get a head start on your summer wardrobe shopping. I can just about guarantee you that any store you go into will have some summer clothes and shoes on sale. many people wait til it starts to get warm before they even think about summer shopping. Think about it like this Why wait til april and pay $15-$25 for a top when you can buy off season and pay anywhere from $2.50-$10.00 for the same top. Just something to think about. Stores like Dots and Forever 21 have some of the best holiday and New Years sales that include there clearance items. Just some food for thought.
So, It’s the end of the year, Winter is here, and that means cute layers, scarfs, and boots. This is also the time when many people get sick. One way to avoid getting sick is wearing the right coat.
BKE coat (see more wool blend coats)
If you live in the midwest in states like Michigan or Ohio, or out east in states like New York or Vermont, You should invest in a thicker coat like the one shown above. These areas tend to get extremely cold in the winter so if you live in these areas you should look for a coat with lining or a Down Coat. Another option is Faux Fur. I say Faux Fur because you never know what reaction you may have to real fur.
For the south and out west where t doesn’t get as cold or get snow you have a lot more choices
Picture via Ashley Stewart
The picture above is of a Bubble coat/Dress. Depending on your height and size this can either be worn as a dress or a coat. Especially with a nice thick pair of tight and black pumps.
Another way to help yourself not get sick is a goot hat and scarf.
Blessed and highly Fashionable (clipped to polyvore.com)
If you’re anything like me your winter scarf and hat have to match and are fairly easy to make.
(Email me if you want me to make you a set)
I find that hats and scarfs made of 4ply worsted weight yarn tend to be the warmest
Speaking of which, Knit finger gloves are the best way to keep your hands warm and functional at the same time
There are tons of other winter fashion staples and I will be bringing you another post come tomorrow. If you have any winter fashion tips Email Me
Have a Blessed and Fashionable Day
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So if you were as unlucky as I was you weren’t able to go to chicago for Kierra Sheards live recording Featuring BRL. Lucky for us social network sites like twitter are able to keep people with real time stats of whats going on.
So lets start with what she wore:
JESUS!!!! I need her jacket in my life ASAP. For the recording Kierra Wore all black consisting of black boots, black pants, a black shirt and A black jacket with Bold Shoulders and rhinetone Star detailing (I need this jacket in my life). Brl did black tops or jackets with shoulder embleshments. The men of Brl did all Black with Blue ties.
I must be honest. I was scared about what she was going to wear. While I love her music, Her fashion tends to be a miss a lot of times for me. This time i am Very pleased with what I saw. Very simple but very bold at the same time. I would have loved to see her with a statement necklace but either way I give the fashion fot the night an A. Seeing that I wasn’t able to attend the festivities. The fashion is the only thing I can really comment on. So, Did you go? if so how was it? will, you be buying the album? What was your favorite part of the recording?
Pictures courtesy of inspiration 1390. Click the link for more photos from this sold out event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leave your comments below!!!!!!!
P.S. Shout out to Kierra for getting up for class the very next day!!!!!!
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So, Did you enjoy the grammy’s. Did your favorites come out on top.
Here are a list of the winners in the Gospel Categories
Traditional Gospel Album:
Downtown Church-Patty Griffin
Best Gospel Performance
Grace – BeBe & CeCe Winans
Best Gospel Song
It’s What I Do – Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Hello Hurricane – Switchfoot
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Love God. Love People. – Israel Houghton
For a complete list of winners, check out the Grammy Website.
I’m really disappointed that the only gospel representation as far as performances was Yolanda Adams singing during the Aretha Franklin Tribute. My question with that is why wasn’t Karen Clark Sheard Performing during the tribute. Everyone knows she loves aretha and aretha loves her. I can almost gurantee you if they would have asked her to sing she would have done it. Well, What are your thoughts on the grammy’s. Personally, I think this was a good one .
Again, gospel needs to do better with the wardrobe.
OK, So Yolanda Adams looks great. And while I am a fan of everyone pictured I must say i’m not seeing anything greater than a C- in the Fashion department. I understand not everyone has a stylist but I know for sure that you could get one of for no other show, the grammy’s. I would love to see a gospel artist on the best dressed list but i’m not holding my breath.
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Gospel Icon Karen Clark Sheard just released her new video for the single “He Knows” ft. Dorinda Clark Cole via dagospeltruth.com. I’m sad I don’t have the video here for you as of yet but I’m working on it. If you want to watch the video click Here .
So, the video starts out with a glimpse of what looks like a journal or a diary. Then a Partial Silhouette of J.Moss talking and then it leads to Karen Singing. Before I go any further, I have to say George Mckenny is the bomb on some makeup. But anyways, So you see Karen standing in front of a window singing With a piece of silk fabric occasionally floating by. In between beauty shots of Karen singing, there were Clips of people looking like they were worried about something (not sure what in particular). There was also a young men dancing in the video. You can only see a silhoutte of them but I think it was very appropriate for this video. By the time the chorous comes we get our first glimpse of Dorinda lounging on a couch singing part of the chorous. While Dorinda is singing, There are scenes of a man drinking (if my eyes don’t deceive me it george mckenny) crying and looking distraught. Then the chorus comes back with Silhouettes of Dorinda and Karen, The young man dancing, and some nice beauty shots of them separately. Then we get a scene where a young woman is getting out of a car and then getting in bed with her husband. This will all make sense when you watch the video.
Update: I got the video from a user on Youtube! No copyright infringement intended!!!
What I Think:
I was surprisingly happy with this video. Even for major label gospel artist, the video’s tend to not be of the best quality with a few exceptions. Either that or you spend a lot of time waiting on a video and all you get is a recording of a performance you have probably already seen. This video had great cinematography, you could tell there was an actual “Treatment”, and everything was professionally done. The hair, makeup, and styling was on point. This video should be a “what a gospel artist video should look like. The only thing I can say is that I felt like the dancer was a little unnecessary. But at the same time it didn’t take anything away from the video plus the dancing was good so hey!!!!!!!
All in all I give this video 5 stars out of 5
P.S. Am I the only person who thinks KCS should have had her own label a long time ago. Now I want to see what she would do with an artist that is not a family member!!!!!
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So, a big part of your holiday look is your hair. This holiday season big curls are in. Whether it’s your own hair, a weave, or a wig, big curls can add a touch of glam to any look. This look can be achieved using a variety of methods:
- wearing flexi-rods over night
- Flat Iron Technique
- Of Course Curlers
- or you can just by hair already curled. lol
Another Great holiday look is the classic up-do. anyone at any age can wear an up-do as long as you find the right one. Some different type of up-do’s are:
- The classic bun
- the “hair” bow
- Braided up-do’s
There are so many different things you can do with curls and with an up-do. So have fun and let me know what hair styles you like for the holidays
On Jan 11, 2009 BET introduced 106 and gospel. A gospel version of the networks hit show 106 and park. Also using the working title “Generation Gospel”, the show was hosted by Jor’el Quinn of 21:03 and Angel Taylor from Trinitee 5:7.
The Shows format was the same as it’s predecessors. Top ten videos voted on by viewers, Flashback joint of the day, and celebrity guest. The only difference was that Generation Gospel was only shown for 1 hour instead of 2.
Along with its regular format there were segments like
- “KiKi’s Corner”: Each week she would pick a topic or a subject emailed by a viewer and discuss it on the show giving her opinion.
- Tye’s Tidbits: Tye Tribbett would talk about upcoming events in the gospel community as well as new and soon to be releases.
- Gospel Choir Battle: 2 Gospel Choirs would battle it out to be the house choir for the following episode.
This could have been a great success but there were some things that needed changing.
- The Host: Don’t get me wrong I love Angel Taylor. I think she is a great singer and a beautiful person. But on the show she just seemed so nervous and boring. What I would have done is had Jo’rel and Kiki host while Angel take the viewers question segment. I just think that Jo’rel needed a co-host that could match his energy level
- The time slot: BET know they are wrong for having the show come on at noon. The one time that I will say 95% of churches are in service. Unless you are seventh day adventist, you had to catch the re-runs.
- Not Enough Gospel Videos: One thing I have noticed that they’re aren’t that many gospel artist doing actual video’s. I don’t mean the ones that tape all their live shows, but actual videos with a treatment, concept and everything. Atleast not that you hear of.
If it were up to me I would bring the show back with a few changes
- It would not be tied to 106 and park but keep the title Generation gospel
- Make it a talk show that has a “Video of the week segment”
- It would air at 4pm Sunday afternoon and re-air Sunday night at 10pm
This way you have a show that has a lasting chance of getting ratings and regular viewers!!!!!!
How would you Feel if BET Brought the show back with this format? Leave your comments below!!!!!!!!