What To Wear To An All White Party

What To Wear To An All White Party Style Guide

Monday is the official start to All White Party Season. (Although it is perfectly acceptable to wear all all year around!) A question I know a lot of women face is “What do you wear to an all white party?!” Because let’s be honest, when your all white outfit is bad, it’s really bad. Michael Jackson. But the single most important piece of advice I can give you to pull off an amazing all white is to make sure everything fits! The all white will tell everyone yo business honey. If you want to keep it under wraps, make sure your outfit fits!

Here are 3 killer outfits to rock at your next All White Party!

What To Wear To An All White Party 1

For a boho glam look, start out with a crochet off the shoulder dress from Topshop. Add in strappy barely there heels also from Topshop, a gold straw clutch from H&M and a tassel necklace by BCBG. Lastly rent these super sophisticated Kendra Scott earrings from Rent the Runway for only $5!

How To Wear An All White Outfit 2

If your Memorial Day plans are taking you to the club go for a sleek look with lots of texture. Ok so this River Island top is really a bikini, but if you won’t tell I won’t either. Add in a Topshop scalloped hem mini to make this outfit acceptable to wear outside. Now have fun with textures with chainmail Jules Smith earrings, a holographic snakeskin clutch from ASOS and fringe single soled heels by BCBG.

What To Wear To An All White Party 3

For a modern twist on a classic outfit, start out with these James Perse straight linen pants, but cuff the ends to show off your Topshop chunky heel espadrille, a unique take on a crowd favorite. Add in a Choies peplum top, and splurge a bit on this Vera Bradley quilted bucket bag.  Finally finish off with an unique pair of Nadri fluid glitz open hoop earrings.


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Donate To These Organizations Instead of Buying A New Hat for Preakness

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If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you know how active I have been in the peaceful protests surrounding the murder of Freddie Gray. As a Baltimore native, this unfortunately situation has personally effect me, my family and the city that raised me.

So instead of writing a post about what to wear to Pimlico this Saturday or where to get a unique fascinator, I am encouraging the women who would normally buy a new hat for The Preakness, forgo that purchase and instead donate to a charity doing work on the ground in Baltimore. (Orrrrr if you don’t really care about the Preakness and/or don’t live in Baltimore, still think about making a donation.)

1) Operation Help or Hush

Operation Help or Hush grew out of the unrest in Ferguson as a way to “get social media [activism] to the streets.” One of the creators of Operation Help or Hush (a Maryland Native) also created #BaltimoreLunch which mobilized hundreds to donate food to feed children and protestors over the past few weeks. Op Help or Hush also organized an amazing “farmer’s market” this past weekend at Gilmor Homes, the housing projects where Freddie Gray lived.

2) Baltimore United for Change

Baltimore United for Change (BUC) is a coalition of organizations and activists dedicated to social justice in Baltimore. Baltimore United has been particularly helpful with providing jail and legal support to protesters. In addition to the three organizations listed below, Bmore Blocc (a great follow on twitter),  Casa De MarylandDr. Heber Brown III, Kinetics, and The Tyrone West Coalition are also members of BUC.

3) The Baltimore Algebra Project

My first job in high school was with the Algebra Project tutoring middle school students in math. For me, not only was this job a deeper look into the educational deficiencies of the Baltimore City Public School System, but also into some of the social problems that plague Baltimore and caused a lot of the unrest. It was also my first introduction to protesting, as the group not only provides tutoring services but also advocates on the behalf of Baltimore City students. They absolutely go hard!

4) City Bloc

Seeing as my high school (THE Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) is the looooongtime rival to the creators of this organization (Baltimore City College High School), it certainly takes a lot for me to recommend this organization. But City Blocc is well deserving of serious support. These students organized one of the largest and most disruptive peaceful protests, bringing together not only high school students but also college and graduate students and other young people in the Baltimore community.

5) Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore, through: youth leadership development, political advocacy, and autonomous intellectual innovation. LBS supports the black people of Baltimore regularly with voter registration drives, demands for policy change and with the support of several institutes in the city and the Morgan State Debate team among other initiatives.

If you are fortunately enough to attend the Preakness Stakes and buy a dress/hat/shoes/whatever, most likely you are from a place of privilege. A type of privilege many in who live in Baltimore may never know. If you can, seriously consider the Baltimore that exists everyday outside of the Pimlico track and donate to make their lives a bit better. 
***This is by no means a complete list. Just a starter! :)***

10 Last Minute Gifts For Your Mom (Because You Aint Ish)

10 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

If you are reading this and you have haven’t gotten your dear, sweet, loving, kind, selfless, amazing, beautiful, talented mother a present for Sunday, just know that I know you aint ish. But your magnificent, glowing, stunning, wonderful mother doesn’t need to know.

Here are 10 last minute gifts for your mom that you can pick up this weekend. Yes, you might have to go outside to the 3rd circle of hell mall to get them, but isn’t your worldly, sensitive, inspiring, endearing, supportive, warm, irreplaceable mother worth it? (Honestly, she probably already knows you aint ish and yet she still loves you. Even more reason to get her something nice right now!)

1) Mini Exotic Embossed Signature Tote

Ann Taylor, $138

2) Kate Spade New York ‘twinkling Fête’ Drop Earrings

Nordstrom, $98

3) Seda France™ Citron Du Sud Classic Toile Pagoda Candle

Bed Bath and Beyond, $16

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4) Fossil Women’s Riley Rose Gold Plated Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 38mm ES2811

Macy’s, $135

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5) Nike Flex Run 2014 Womens Running Shoes

JCPenney, $80

6) Keurig 2.0 K400 Coffee Maker Brewing System with Carafe

Target, $139.99

7) Milly for DesigNation Floral A-line Dress

Kohl’s, $51

8) Clinique Perfectly Happy Gift Set

Dillard’s, $55

9) Trina Turk Poolside Cosmetic Bag

Lord & Taylor, $51

10) EYN Purple Rubber iPhone 6 Storage Case

Nordstrom Rack, $30


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The 15 Best Fashion Moments of The Mindy Project Season 3

Super sad news for all of us The Mindy Project fans.: Fox has stupidly announced it is canceling the show after just three seasons. But we all know that you can’t keep a good woman like Mindy Kaling down. No seriously. She’s not a woman to mess with.

While the hilarious antics of Dr. L and Danny might be leaving primetime, there is hope for the show continuing elsewhere. The Hollywood Reporter reports that “Universal Television [is] now in talks with Hulu for a multiple-season renewal for the Mindy Kaling romantic comedy.” Since much of our binge watching of missed episodes are already done on Hulu, this seems like a great option since Fox has decided to completely break our hearts.
So don’t let the overwhelming sense of despair ascend upon your heart quite yet Mindy fans. Let’s see how this all plays out!

If you need a pick me up, check out these 15 great fashion moments from this past season of The Mindy Project.

Every self-respecting newborn needs a Feminist onesie.

If you have to endure morning sickness, you might as well be sick in a cute floral coat.

#RelationshipGoals. Enough said.

*sigh* Why aren’t my pajamas as cute as Mindy’s

Mindy shows us why we should mix pink and red!

A vibrantly colored, printed dress is a must for taking selfies with nuns.

Never underestimate the slimming value of a good illusion dress!

Mindy isn’t one to shy away from mixing prints.

Another sizzling pink ‘fit from Mindy.

Now this is how to dress for a stroll along the river with your long distance bae.

If for whatever reason you find me in “nature”, I’ll be wearing this exact outfit.

Mindy really could teach a master class on pattern mixing.

This pink Chanel bag tucked under a lilac coat, truly speaks to my soul.

Even just lounging around, Mindy looks totally adorable!

Who else can look this fine in a hard hat? No one that’s who!

What’s your favorite Mindy Project moment? Tweet me!


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You Seem Mad: The Angriest Tweets About #LillyForTarget

I’m normally bent over backwards, counting my coins and making life decisions about what I can afford from each and every Target designer collaboration. And I normally get at least one item from each and every collab (except the Altuzarra one because I was super broke lol). But this time around, despite my undying love for affordable and super feminine fashion, I was not thrilled by the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection. It was probably the patterns and silhouettes. Just not doing it for me. And while I was around for the Phillip Lim for Target launch, this launch was even more of a poop show! Well at least according to angry tweets on twitter…….

More white wine after the break…

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