A Thank You To My Readers

Thank YouFor Reading!

As some of you may have noticed, I have been publishing more regularly to my blog. I made the decision a few months ago to become more consistent with my blogging. I finally set up an editorial calendar (planned a month in advance!) and decided to publish every Tuesday and Thursday. And for the past two months, I did just that! I consistently posted every Tuesday and Thursday. And my streak was looking good until yesterday. I shot some pretty amazing photos for a lipstick review, but the SD slot on my MacBook would not work! So my gorgeous images were stuck on my camera. (Shout out to Dre for lending me his MacBook at the last minute to retrieve my images! If you are into sports, check out his podcast.)

Even though I did get the pictures, I was going to cancel today’s post, but it wasn’t no way, no how I was staying up any later to edit those photos. (I’m writing this at 2:30 am.) But in my sleepy stupor, I started to get all mushy thinking about all the love I’ve gotten. So instead I want to take this time out to thank my readers! If you’ve only read one post. Thank you. If you retweet me on Twitter. Thank you! If you share my posts on Facebook. Thank you. If you are subscribed via email. Thank you!

I may not reply to every comment or tweet, but I see them and I really appreciate you all! When I started blogging, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But over the past almost three years now, I’ve learned so much, developed so much and have had so many opportunities 20-year-old Antoinette would have never imagined! So thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone to reads my blog, comments on my IG posts, talks to me on twitter and / or follows my facebook page!

If you have missed anything, feel free to poke around! I’m trying to get back to everyone’s comments so bear with me. Don’t know where to start? Here are five of my most popular posts this year!

  1. 12 Reasons To Travel To Bermuda (this blew UP on facebook!)
  2. Listen Up: My Nine Favorite Podcasts
  3. What Lira Galore Can Teach You About Personal Branding
  4. Why I Am Not Working New York Fashion Week This Season
  5. 10 Beauty Products You Can Buy For The Price of One Christian Louboutin Lipstick

Also, I contribute to regularly to Styleblazer.com and most recently Necole Bitchie’s new site, XoNecole.com. Slide through there and show some love as well!

Love you all! And thank you again!

Antoinette Childs

9 Cozy Sweaters For Every Body Type

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We are well into October, and that brings cooler days, pumpkin spice everything and cozy sweaters. But with so many choices it can be hard to find a sweater that suits your need, that is affordable, trendy and that fits. So here is your starting point this sweater season. Check out these sweaters perfect for you size.

Cozy sweaters after the break!

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10 Pretty Polishes for Perfect Purple Manis

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*Editor’s Note: I have seen deep purple nails all over fall fashion + beauty ads and editorals and, of course, it has been dominating all social media. I’ve been meaning to paint my nails using essie’s “Sexy Divide” for a few weeks now (that’s why it an editor’s choice!) Hopefully, this post will actually get me to do it!*

From plums to iridescent jewel tones, purple is the must-have mani color for the fall. With just a swipe, you can transform your look to deeply luxurious with the right shade. Avoid neon or bright purples, and look for deep, rich tones for a fun yet sophisticated look. Purple is great for those who want color on their nails but want to avoid the reds and oranges typical for the fall seasons. No matter your budget, try out one of these pretty purple shade for your next luxe mani.

deep purple manis
                               Click the links below for purchasing info!

1) OPI “O Suzi Mio” $9.50  2) *Editor’s Choice* Essie “Sexy Divide” $8.50 3) Orly “Charged Up” Nail Polish $8.50 4) Pop Beauty Nail Glam “Purple Plum” $10  5) China Glaze “Coconut Kiss” $5 6) Lancôme “Purple Fiction” $15.50 7) Urban Decay “Vice” $15 8) Marc Jacobs “Secret Love” $18 9) Boots No. 7 Gel Finish “Purple Bouquet” $9 10) NARS “Purple Rain” $20 

What do you think of purple nails? Which one of the shades would you (or have you) tried?

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What To Wear to Howard’s Homecoming

Untitled designWhenever I mention that I am Howard grad, the first thing people say (after asking if I’ve pledged lol) “I heard yall homecoming is liiiiiit!” And I mean… they ain’t wrong! It’s been through some changes the last few years, but it is still the place to see and be seen. If you are rolling through DC this weekend here’s what to wear to Howard’s Homecoming.



Sweater / Duster / Jeans / Hat / Earrings / Lipstick / Bag / Boots

The weather is always crazy around homecoming. So make sure you layer up for your daytime events, whether it be Yardfest (is that even still a thing?), brunch, a day party or the tailgate. Start off with comfy jeans like this distressed jeans (similar here from Topshop) and add in a simple sweater (similar here from H&M). Add in signature pieces like this floppy hat from Charlotte Russe, a fringe suede crossbody bag (similar here from Nordstrom), geometric hoop earrings from Vince Camuto and sturdy boots (similar here from ASOS). Finish off with a long and lean duster from Boohoo and a nude lip from NYX.


HUHC Night

Dress / Earrings / Lipstick / Clutch / Heels

Now for night, it’s time to step it up. This is the perfect opportunity to wear the slinky dress that’s sitting in the back of your closet. This little black dress from Topshop is anything but safe as it shows off your classy and sassy side with an illusion top, fitted silhouette and a slightly longer length. Up the intrigue with lace-up snakeskin heels from Miss Selfridges and a cutout clutch to keep the geometric theme going. Keep it classy with a pair of subtle drop ear jackets and a red lip from LipBar, a lipstick line created by a Howard University grad!

Are you coming to Howard’s homecoming this year? What are you planning on wearing?

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Fall Fashion: Go Plaid With Adam Lippes for Target

On Sunday, September 27th, Target will be launching its latest designer collaboration with New York based designer, Adam Lippes. While not a household name like designer collaboration predecessors Lily Pulitzer or Missoni, Lippes has serious fashion credentials being a former global creative director for Oscar De La Renta before leaving to create his own lines ADAM and Adam Lippes collection. This designer collaboration is a part a bigger plaid initiative to be released by Target in the upcoming days. (If it hasn’t already, the public lookbook will be hitting your mailbox soon. I got mine on Tuesday). But the favorite part of this collection, is that it will be available in plus size! Even if it is only online.

Collection after beautiful collection, I have wanted to shop the iconic Target designer collabs but with the exception of an XL garment here or there, they never really fit me. But no longer! I shall be indulging in this plaidtastic collection! This collection is perfect for the fall because buffalo plaid is a huge trend!

Here are the pieces I’m eyeing for the Adam Lippes for Target release.

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More Audrey than Marilyn. Unapologetically feminine. A High / Low Mix of Ladylike Style.


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