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I have been slacking with posting outfit pictures of myself. Truthfully, I rush in the morning to get dressed, and I rush home to get undressed! LOL It leaves me no time in between to snap photos and share a bit of my style. I’m going to work on it, though!

It’s easier to snap a quick photo of the accessories you are wearing! Again, I am sharing my favorite accessory boutique of mine www.bijuju.com. They are the only boutique I rely on for all things accessories. I’ve mentioned so many times before how obsessed I am with layering clothes and jewelry, and getting a lot of use out of your pieces in different ways.

My quick go to look is a plain t-shirt rolled up sleeves with stacked up necklaces, leather jeans or a pair of all black jeans and ankle booties. There is a reason why it is called STATEMENT necklaces! The big silver statement necklace that you see all over instagram by Dylanlex is super expensive and I can’t afford to pay $900 for a necklace, so instead I tried to make my own by purchasing separate silver pieces from BiJuJu and wearing them together for less than $100. I have so many other silver necklaces that I implement but I usually stick with this ensemble.

You can get each necklace on their website BiJuJu and wear them separately or layer them with other necklaces to go for the chunky statement necklace vibe.

How to die for are these necklaces from Dylanlex?! I am hoping her collection will somehow go on a massive sale and drop the prices from $900 to $90!! LOL But in the meantime, I’ll keep trying to create my own version!

Look of the week

Haute stuff: The blonde beauty - who has been romantically linked to Justin Bieber - also took the opportunity to show off her long legs in a short black dress

Fit to be tied: The Vogue magazine knockout had on lace-up heels that showed off tanned stems

Hailey Baldwin sizzled the red carpet with this little LBD!

There is a bit of a confusion of who the dress is by:

Jessica James Decker posted a picture on her instagram of Baldwin saying how proud she feels that she is wearing a dress from her Kittinish clothing store on her website…

But the truth is she is wearing an Elizabeth & James Kristelle mini dress to the red carpet and not a $80 dress from a website boutique. Either way, the dress is insanely adorable, it’s sleek, sexy and what every girl needs hanging in her closet. Hailey looked SO beautiful! I love everything about this look; she looks fresh, and age appropriate. I am loving the hair in a messy up-do bun, the red lips with bold brows and soft makeup and those heels are INSANE!  I am trying to find who they are by! I am assuming it’s either by Tom Ford or Accuzzara.

I would have added a pair of studs to accessorize the dress a tiny bit. Studs go a long way!

What do you think of this dress? If you are like me and can’t afford the $243 for the Elizabeth & James dress, than head on over to www.jessicajamesdecker.com and purchase the Pretty Woman dress for just $80.

Look of the Day

 

JENNIFER LOPEZ wore a sexy sheer black Bao Tranchi dress with intricate cutout detailing, which she accessorizes with ankle-strap Casadei sandals, a Jimmy Choo clutch and jewelry by Vita Fede and Melinda Maria, at her birthday party in Southampton City, N.Y.

She celebrated her 46th Birthday!!! 46. I repeat J.Lo is 46 years old.

And this is her body after having twins!

I’ve written about her so many times and expressed how much I have always loved and obsessed over her. She has always been my fashion idol. I wanted to be her when I was a kid, and now that I am adult I still want to be her! Her beauty, her body, her style…she just keeps getting better and better!! I don’t know how.  She is lucky in all sorts of way, expect for love. LOL!

That dress is INSANE and I love her new short hair. Suits her so well. She looks so young, fresh and sexy!

 

 

 

I am obsessed with ALL of her outfits, whether it’s on the red carpet, appearances or her casual style when the paps catch pictures of her. She always gets it right down to her hair and makeup. But out of all of these fabulous looks, I HAD to include this outfit of her in all pink during a taping of American Idol last season. I don’t know why I am still obsessing over it – not many people call pull this simple bright look off! And that body on her! Lord!

Article of the Day

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FOR NEARLY A DECADE, KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN HAS BEEN THE ROCK AT THE CENTER OF HER FAMILY’S WILD RIDE TO CELEBRITY SUPER-STATUS. NOW, AFTER ONE OF THE MOST TUMULTUOUS YEARS OF HER LIFE, THE SISTER BEHIND THE SISTERS IS READY TO STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT.

Via, Complex Magazine

“Mom, what’s a Kardashian?”

The first two women standing underneath the “Khloé Line Starts Here” sign at BookCon in the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side are in their mid-30s: one wears mom-washed Levi’s, the other’s dressed in a sharp black spandex outfit, straight from SoulCycle. They’re talking to a woman whose neighboring booth has been overrun by barricades, security guards, and screaming kids, all of which are here on account of an appearance by Khloé Kardashian, who’s promoting her new memoir/self-help book, Strong Looks Better Naked.

“The things we do for our kids,” says the Levi’s mom, anxiously twirling her VIP pass around her neck, although she doesn’t look too put out. The woman running the booth next to Khloé’s seems unfazed by the swarms around her as well. “My 7-year-old son was watching TV and someone mentioned, ‘Khloé Kardashian.’ He asked, ‘Mom, what’s a Kardashian?’ and I thought to myself, ‘How the hell do I describe to a 7-year-old who a Kardashian is?’”

Whether or not they can actually articulate who or what a Kardashian is, there are plenty of people here who are seemingly happy to simply be around one. Khloé’s book won’t be published until the fall, and there aren’t any physical copies to sign today, so everyone’s gonna go home with a pre-signed sticker instead. Once they’ve navigated the line (there are actually more than a half dozen “Khloé Line Starts Here” signs throughout the convention center), fans have less than 30 seconds to pose, hug, talk, and grab a sticker.

Not that it seems to diminish anyone’s enthusiasm. A tween dressed in black cutoff shorts, dirty Converse, and a T-shirt with “MY HEART BELONGS TO KHLOÉ” ironed on the front has brought flowers and a signed Kardashian tote bag. She runs one of Khloé’s biggest fan accounts on Instagram, “Kayla Kardashian,” and later today she’ll post a photo to her 11,000 followers showing her crying into Khloé’s chest with a caption that ends with “You always give me the most amazing experience and treat me so amazing! I can’t be more thankful for the relationship we have!”

Of course the only people Kardashians have real relationships with are, well, other Kardashians. This tends to happen when camera crews have followed you around 12-16 hours a day, six days a week, six to eight months out of the year for the past eight years of your life. As this story went to press, the tally for the various Khloé shows reads like this: Keeping Up With the Kardashians (142 episodes), Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami (30 episodes), Kourtney & Kim Take Miami (20 episodes), Kourtney & Kim Take NYC (20 episodes), Khloé & Lamar (20 episodes), Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptons (10 episodes), plus eight episodes of the forthcoming Dash Dolls. The family doesn’t really watch the show—in part because they’d have to revisit forgotten fights, but mostly because they’re already living it, almost 24/7.

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Still, there’s something about Khloé that’s different. There’s the obvious: at 5’11” she towers over her sisters, Kourtney and Kim. She’s always looked different, too, with curly, light locks and a completely different body shape than her petite older siblings. But she’s also the most open and honest, and in the midst of her family’s various dramas, she’s often at the center of the storm (although she’s anything but calm). The strength she displays is both honorable and threatening to anyone who tries to test her family.

Over the last year or so, she had to take that strength and get stronger. She filed for divorce from her husband and former NBA all-star Lamar Odom in December 2013 after rumors of Odom’s drug abuse and infidelity plagued their relationship, which was documented in their own series, Khloé & Lamar. While readjusting to the single life, Khloé had a fling with rapper French Montana and moved out of the home she owned with Lamar and into a new Calabasas, Calif. mansion with her brother, Robert, who has shied from the public eye for the last year or two. On top of that, her stepfather Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) transitioned to become a woman. This is Khloé’s real life, and it’s eagerly watched every week by millions of viewers.

A week earlier, I meet Khloé at the Polo Lounge of The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The Pink Palace won’t let paparazzi linger outside, and the waitstaff knows what iced tea Khloé likes and how many Splendas she might need. Khloé looks the same in real life as she does on TV, sporting matchstick light-washed jeans and a skin-tight white long-sleeve shirt, with her wavy blonde locks symmetrically draped over each shoulder. On newsstands around L.A. that week, the cover of In Touch features a picture of Khloé with her sister Kim and half-sister Kylie Jenner under a headline that reads “The Ultimate Betrayal; Kourtney to Scott: You Slept With My Sisters!” But inside the Polo Lounge, there are no cameras, no paparazzi, just Khloé.

[Ed. note: This interview took place before Caitlyn Jenner’s transition was complete. The pronouns used reflect that.]

Over the years, you’ve been the most protective sibling—you stick up for everyone.

I am a lion and these are my cubs. Don’t fuck with my cubs ’cause I will rip your head off.

Do you ever have tweeter’s remorse after going in on someone?

Normally we’ll throw it on a group text and I’ll say, “Unless you guys calm me down I’m tweeting this in five minutes.” Ninety percent of the time they talk me out of it. The amount of things I want to tweet that I get talked out of? It’s probably four times a week. I’m very hotheaded.

The most controversial was your spat with Amber Rose. Do you think you slut-shamed her?

I just feel like it was unnecessary for her to say anything, and I used her own quote back. It was from her talking about when she became a stripper so I’m like, “How are you judging and saying Kylie should have a curfew?” What I thought was crazy was she was telling my sister to act a certain way or have a curfew, but [she wasn’t] doing the same. So just don’t comment. How was I slut-shaming by saying don’t throw stones at glass houses? There was no slut-shaming. I am not one to slut-shame, I have done slutty behavior myself.

You’re maternal with your younger sisters and you’ve gone to bat for Kylie a lot recently. First off, what’s going on with the lips?

Sometimes things bother her. When it comes to her lips, I knew it was one of her biggest insecurities. She used to always take pictures covering her mouth. I didn’t even know when she first did her lips. It wasn’t noticeable, then it started getting bigger and bigger. I guess that was something she just wanted. I always wanted a boob job and I wear a padded bra all the time.

Why haven’t you gotten one yet?

I went to a consultation when I was 18 and my dad found out and got so mad at me. He died shortly after, and I remember just being like, “Well, he doesn’t want me to do it.” I wear push-up bras anyway. I’m all for stuff if it’s for you. If you want to get plastic surgery, I’m for that, but getting your lips filled in, that’s temporary, too.

The criticism is that Kylie is only 17 years old.

Kylie might be 17, but from what Kylie has been through and the life she lives, she’s not a normal 17-year-old.

Do you feel that the criticisms of Kylie and Tyga’s relationship are fair?

I think at 16 I was probably fucking someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn’t say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them. But again Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old. You’re not gonna say, “Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?” and have her say, “Having a slumber party at my girlfriend’s,” or “Going to prom.” That’s not what Kylie does. Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private plane with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s. It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case.

The About Bruce specials just aired. What’s been the reaction?

That was the only show I had full-blown anxiety for. I don’t know if I’ve used appropriate terminology; I don’t know if I’m offending anybody. I’m learning as we’re filming, so even my reaction is so aggressive and so protective. I’m so…I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m confused. You try going through that in real time, and see what your reaction is. You don’t know. You can’t control it.

During the specials, you took the announcement of his transition the hardest, but it seemed to be because you felt out of the loop.

None of us ever knew about his transition, and that’s what got confusing on the special. He spoke to us about six months prior and said that he’s always dressed up in women’s clothing. We used to find them. I just never told my mom because…we all didn’t know. There were always rumors that he was a crossdresser back in the ’80s. That was a different time; we didn’t know if it was some Studio 54 thing. But he never said he was transitioning. In his soul, I think he knew. He’s been the most amazing parent to any of us. When my dad was alive, we would pray for [Bruce] and say how great it is to have a stepdad who loves us like we’re his own kids. [Bruce and I] are the closest out of the Kardashian kids. I think what hurt me the most was that we as a family wanted to be a part of his transitioning. I could imagine that it’s so lonely. Don’t you want people to support you and be there with you? But then I don’t know if that’s a selfish request.

The scene where he and Kris speak at the table was the most hard-hitting. It was so genuine and emotional.

She wants him to be happy, she wants him to be who he feels in his soul that he needs to be. I think she just wants to make sure that her life for 25-plus years is still valid. She was questioning, “Were you really in love with me? Did you really want to have sex with me every time?” I think the hardest part was feeling like so much was happening and we were the last to know. It’s a different relationship. It’s a different personality.

You’ve all been watching the specials together. What was it like watching Bruce’s reaction? We’re so much happier. We watched the Diane Sawyer special together, and we were so scared. I think our biggest fear was that people would be mean to him. I didn’t want anyone to hurt him. I was happy we watched it together.

How has your relationship with your siblings changed over the years?

Kim and I are way more understanding of each other, but Kim being married to Kanye is a completely different Kim. Kim is so at peace with herself. At my own wedding, I was so calm. At the Humps’ [Kris Humphries] wedding Kim was crazy. Then I saw her at her wedding to who I always said should be her husband, and she was so calm. No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have.

Why did you always think Kanye should be her husband?

Every time I went to a basketball game and he saw me, he would come out of his way to find my seat and give me a hug. Every time I would see him, it was all about Kim. It was so endearing and so cute and genuine. What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up instead of take her down. Kim is so gorgeous and also a gorgeous person and people don’t really see that because they’re blinded or distracted by all of this. I think men want to break her down so they can control her.

You’ve become closer to Scott over the years, too.

We’re sleeping together, apparently. But yeah, we’re the best of friends, but what’s crazy is how much I hated him before. Overall I love his progression and growth. You can’t deny how much he loves Kourtney, and I do think he tries. We’re very much involved in each other’s lives.

What’s your relationship like with French Montana now?

We haven’t dated in a few months. I’m friends with him. I talked to him recently because his best friend was just murdered. He’s a great guy, super funny, a sweetheart.

Would you consider him a rebound?

I don’t know if I believe in rebounds, unless you just sleep with someone for a night or two. They’re just people you can laugh and have a good time with. My life is so serious, or always moving so fast, it’s fun to have that outlet to enjoy and let your hair down and not worry about things.

And you guys seem to be cool even if you’re not together.

When you fuck someone, why would you not…. Like, if someone has seen my vagina, I think it’s OK that I say hi and give him a hug hello.

Do you think you weren’t ready to be in a relationship yet?

For sure. I don’t think I was ready at all to have a serious relationship at the time. I needed time on my own to digest everything that’s happened. I went from Lamar to just distracting myself. Not to discredit French at all. I was very honest with French about that—I feel bad. I don’t think it’s fair for me to lead somebody on, or for me to act like I’m in this perfect headspace if I’m not. With love you don’t mislead or play around, so if you’re not perfectly clear, just be honest about it.

What’s your relationship with Lamar like?

I talked to Lamar this morning. I talk to Lamar as often as I can, which is inconsistent, but not on my terms. When you genuinely feel like that was the right relationship, you’re supposed to give it all you can. That’s what marriage is about. It’s not, “Let’s see if it works, if not we always have divorce.” I am not one of those girls. You took a vow before God and you’re supposed to abide by that. I’m not rushing into my divorce because I’m not looking to get married tomorrow, so I don’t have a deadline. I’m not rushing it. So when it’s time and it’s supposed to happen, it will.

Lamar is genuinely one of the best people I’ve ever met, and everyone says that when they meet him. I think Lamar’s gonna always be that person [for me] but that’s what made it so special. Even if I had it for five years or whatever, it was the best ever and I’m grateful I did. Some people don’t get that ever and I had that magic for a long time.

Do you miss it now?

Yeah.

Every day?

Oh my god, I miss him every day. I miss what we had—things we got to do together are just memories. I like looking back and holding on to that stuff. I definitely miss it, and there’s times I’ll get so sentimental and so sad, but this had to happen for some reason. I’ll figure it out over time, someone will give me that answer eventually. I think it would be very fucking weird if I didn’t miss it.

How has your relationship with your mom changed over the years? On the show it always seemed a little volatile.

It’s weird, you would think I would be nicer to her on camera—I’m nicer to her off camera. It’s almost as if on camera, I feel like she’s turning up a notch, so I’m turning my bitch up a notch, too.

What’s it like to see her dating again?

My mom is living the good life right now. When I found out she was dating, or even texting back and forth, it was so weird to see her giggly. I’m like, “How do you flirt? Like, what do you guys say?” And it is disgusting. It’s awkward. Why is a 32-year-old, or whatever he is, why is he talking to a 50-fabulous-something woman? That’s just—and I say it to her all the time—weird. Hearing them have sex is wild and I’m traumatized.

You did?

Oh, Kim and I did.

Where and when?

Well at her house, thank god. We were downstairs, and we just heard like [claps]. It’s really a traumatizing thing. And the headboard just going….

Did you know what it was at first? Were you just…

­—we were hitting each other like, “NO!” Kim was like, “Wait, shh.” And then it was dead silent and then they went again for round two. I was like, “OK, check please, I’m gone.” That shouldn’t happen to anybody, but it’s happened to me a few times with my mom. When I was younger, I was hiding under my mom’s bed for some reason, and her and Bruce started having sex. I was there and I couldn’t leave. I had to stay until it was over.


The day before, Khloé’s photo shoot is interrupted by a visit from Kim, who says she’s arrived to be the “creative director” for the shoot, which apparently involves her asking how much nipple we’re allowed to show.

“Can we take off the belt? It makes it look not sporty,” Kim says, directing Khloé’s hair stylist to move over. “You look so good,” she tells her sister. It’s reminiscent of the scene in Season 1 of KUWTK where Kris visits Kim’s 2007 Playboy cover shoot (“Sweetie, you’re doing great”), except now the power dynamic has changed. Kim’s in the Kris role, and Khloé’s now Kim, ready for, in Kim’s words, “her sexiest shoot yet.” [Ed. Note: Sorry Kim, we don’t show as much nipple as Playboy.]

Kim’s style is very hands-on. She halts a shot, and positions the KUWTK camera crew in front of Khloé, who’s spread-eagle in a white Moschino bra and high-waisted black spanx shorts. “Can we wet the nipples more? Can I do this?” Kim shuffles over, grabs a bottle of water, and douses Khloé’s already wet body, soaking her white bra.

After her sister leaves, Khloé poses for a new setup. Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint, an album about heartbreak and bouncing back, is blasting on the speakers. Even with her confidence shining through the other shots, her nerves were on high during the entire shoot. “I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel like ‘Daaamn, you look good,’” she tells me the next day. “But I’ve never felt as comfortable in my own skin than I do now.” This look is her most revealing: a strappy black bikini, with her abs greased down and butt propped up. Khloé faces a mirror, the camera focusing on her, as she focuses on herself. “Feeling Myself” comes on, and she pouts, does a quick hair fluff, and looks herself up and down for the last shot. There’s no doubt whose moment it is now.

Thought of the day

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JUSTICE FOR SANDRA BLAND

My heart is heavy. I am confused, angry and sad to hear,watch and read about another death in the hands of a police officer. I have officers in my family  I have nothing but respect for these men and women but not all of them stay true to what their badge represents. I am having trouble understanding why so many African-Amercans are being targeted by officers, getting killed by them or found dead in cells while in the hands of police who are supposed to protect us. It doesn’t make sense.

I honestly cannot continue with this post, I wanted to share so many thoughts but I can’t muster up the strength to type it all. The recent death of SANDRA BLAND really disturb me and angers me. This woman was pulled over a traffic stop by failing to signal, how did it lead to her getting pulled out of her car and slammed by a police offer???? To only end up dead 3 days later! They are covering it as a suicide but I find it hard to believe a woman who was driving to a new town for a new job that she dreamed of would kill her self. Given her videos on her instagram she was a fighter who spoke up about police brutality and discussed her hopes for change in a world full of hate. She left a voice mail to a friend saying she was at a loss of words as to why she is in jail and has a $5,000 bail all over a traffic stop and shared that she spoke with a bail bondsman to get her out. Only to end up dead a day later and the death being twisted by the police station in Texas stating that she committed suicide by hanging herself with a garbage bag. We have all seen cells and there has never been a garbage can, everything is attached to the wall and there is nothing for inmates to have access to. Her cell was 5 foot by 7 and she is over 6 feet tall, how on earth can someone hang themselves??? Even if anyone tried to hang themselves with a garbage bag, the bag isn’t strong enough. And again, why would she kill herself?? Also she told her sister that she feels as though her shoulder is broken when they slammed her, how would someone with a hurt shoulder by able to tie bag over their neck and hang themselves?!? She is an activist, she was driving to a new city to start a new life. And I don’t understand why she was still in prison for 3 days over a traffic stop!!! Why was she in a jail cell??? If she did end up dying – maybe it due to her head being slammed by the officer and she received no medical help! While the officer was hitting her she told him “You slammed me. I can’t feel my arms. I have epilepsy you mother f***ker. I  hope you feel like a proud man.” And the cop responded with “Good”. And she thanked the bystander who recorded it as she was thrown in the cop car. The police can no longer get away with these deaths! We need answers, her family deserves justice and this doesn’t feel right. The cops in that Texas station are hiding the truth. I don’t believe she committed suicide after telling the officer she is going to take him to court. Maybe they were scared? Maybe they knew they are above the law and can get away with this and be done with it.

And the last thing, why is she laying down in her mug shot??? Why is their scotch tape holding her eye up!!!!???? Look at her skin! Her skin color looks lighter, because she has no oxygen. She looks lifeless! This mug shot hurts my soul. I can’t share anymore pics or share the videos, I am in pain over her death and her families loss. Please go on to Twitter and Instagram to see more of the beautiful Sandra Bland and read more about it. Social media is doing a better job in the investigation than the police is.

Had she been a white female would she still have gotten the same treatment????? Should I be thankful that as a white woman I would never have to deal with the brutality of police officers or be disgusted that this is the country we live in where racism still exists?? African Americans and Arabs continue to be labeled and targeted, call thugs or terrorists. But when it is is WHITE killer he gets called mentally ill, bullshit! And why was Dylan Roof who murdered 9 lives and shot fire in a black church given Burger King to eat??? He is a murdered and he is racist who committed  many despicable crimes. The media is no longer covering him and when they do there are excuses as to why he commuted such hate crimes. When Sandra Bland gets arrested over a traffic stop gets slammed by a male officer instead of having the luxury of burger king like a white male killer did? Or how about the two Muslim students who were shot dead in their apartment complex by a White man who was their neighbor, who targeted them over their religion, they never received justice instead the media made excuses for the killer stating he killed them over a parking dispute. They made it about a dispute and not about religion. And he wasn’t a terrorist because he is white and isn’t Muslim?? Or was he mentally ill and not a thug like Black men get labeled? I’ll stop now…

I pray this doesn’t lead to another riot. I pray she gets justice. I pray for a better world where you can be who you are, be any skin color, practice any religion and embrace your race without being killed over it.

Sandra Bland was standing up for her rights, she would have fought for her rights tooth and nail in court and she would have been the voice for injustice. (Given her messages on her social media) She was passionate about having a voice and making a change, her stance on justice and what is wrong and wrong got her over a mess with a cop who wasn’t doing what he was supposed to. How many cases do they have of cops killing people who didn’t harm them. This list is getting too big. We need to fight for Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Kindra Chapman, Freddie Gray and SO ON.

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WHEN DID PROTECT AND SERVE MEAN COMPLY OR DIE?

WCW: Ciara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay I kind of went a little over board with the pictures and there is still SO many to share but I settled for a few of my really favorite outfits. I find Ciara to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Not only is she beautiful, can dance, sing but the girl can dress! I love that she switches up both her hair and clothing style often, she is daring and fearless when it comes to trying out new looks. It is no wonder why she is signed to a huge modeling agency and is the face of many designer names like Roberto Cavalli and Givenchy.

I love how she goes from glamour to street effortlessly. Not many girls can pull off having such a versatile style where it’s both feminine and tom-boyish. I always say less is more and simplicity is everything, it’s when you don’t try hard (like Kim Kardashian does) is when you look good. Ciara doesn’t try hard at all and it shows, it comes easy for her to always look so very well put together and effortless. I also love how her hair always goes with what she is wearing and she has a knack for getting it right with accessories, shoes and makeup. She gets it; she gets what fashion is about in all ways whether it’s the red carpet, out with her son or being seen out and about.

I love casual street style outfits more than anything. I love leather jeans with leather flat boots and a white tee with stacked up necklaces. I love leather jeans with a pair of heels and a blouse. Skinny jeans with an over sized top tucked in with your hair in a bun, or paired with a leather jacket and a fur vest. I also love all things denim – mostly denim on denim and denim with leather. I have such an obsession with putting together simple outfits and layering it with accessories or a jacket and I can always relate with Ciara’s great sense of style. She’s always looked good, but now more than ever, she is looking better than ever. Maybe it’s being a new mom and finding a new groove, but she is two-stepping into being a true style icon.

Ciara is my Woman Crush Wednesday and my style inspiration.

BTW – I liked the dreads on her a lot, and I am loving how she has kept her hair all black and long lately. It suits her so well! I actually saw her a few months ago on her album tour at the Filmore in Miami Beach, she sounded and looked amazing. She performed her biggest hits and new songs off her album. It was a very small venue and it wasn’t even sold out! The whole time I kept thinking if I were her I would be embarrassed! She is under-rated, for sure but it was still crazy to me that she couldn’t sell out a very small venue. She has the look and the talent to be bigger than she is. She is a young Janet Jackson but in a musical world where there is Beyonce and Rihanna dominating the charts and fans all over the world and being the only top two Queens of R&B music, there is little room for her to shine, and that’s why I think her making moves in the fashion industry is perfect for her, and it leaves her room to balance fashion, music, dancing, and modeling like no one else can.

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE

She has been unlucky in love with relationships with Bow Wow who famously cheated on her and wrote a song about her ‘Outta My System’, a longtime relationship with 50 Cent that lasted a few years and although they were spotted together over the years their relationship was never confirmed and made public, she wrote “Sorry” about him, and then a short courtship with Amare Stoudemire who left her to get back together with his baby mama and now wife. Of course, her two year relationship with Future that resulted in a short engagement and an adorable son that didn’t end up in happily ever after that she planned for. They broke up when their baby was 3 months old after she caught him cheating – the rapper has 4 kids with 4 different baby mama’s, what else can you expect? Ciara is his 5th baby mother.

And now finally, it seems to be going well for her with a new relationship with super bowl champion Russell Wilson.  They look SO good together, don’t you love when a couple completes each other? I don’t get why everyone keeps saying their relationship is for publicity neither of them need it, and it doesn’t seem contrived to me. I hope they are a couple that lasts. It takes a special man to be with a woman and take on her child with another man. What I loved that I learned about Wilson is that he isn’t a typical play boy athlete, just like another sports superstar champion, NBA star Stephan Curry, they are religious and devout Christians, both married their high school sweethearts and both men saved themselves for marriage. Curry is still going strong with his long time love and they have two kids, and Wilson filed for divorce from his wife earlier this year, they had no kids. 

Same goes for yet another champion Lebron James – He married his beautiful high school love, Savannah James, they have three kids together and just like Steph Curry and his wife, she is the only woman he’s ever been in a relationship with. I love when I see athletes with their long time loves who were with them before their contracts, money and fame. Put aside whether they have been faithful to them or not, they grew up with their longtime partners and it’s sweet that these men can learn how to love the same woman over and over again. How amazing is it that men like Curry and Wilson waited to  have sex till marriage, very seldom do we find men who haven’t slept with over a dozen women! I mention it because Wilson was recently asked about his relationship with Ciara and shared that they are waiting to  have sex. Here is a newly divorced man who only ever had sex with his wife, and is powerful, rich, famous and handsome and is now free to let loose for the firs time in his life and be with as many women as he wants but chooses not too. Instead he still chooses to be a man of God and practice faith and being faithful, and breaking the mold of being a good man and setting a great example for young boys and men everywhere. He is too good to be true and truly the type of man every girl deserves and dreams off.

Russell Wilson on Ciara: “She was on tour and I was sitting in the dressing room looking at her and God spoke to me. [He said], ‘I need you to lead her. “I told her, ‘What would you do if we took all that ‘extra stuff’ [talking about sex] off the table and just did it Jesus’ way?’”. Ciara “completely agreed” with Wilson’s suggestion to refrain from sexual activity. He added, “If you can really love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody.”

He admitted it’s a challenge to date one of the most beautiful women in show business and resist the constant urge to have a “body party.” “I need you to pray for us,” Wilson told the audience at The Rock Church. “If there’s a 10, she’s a 15. So I need y’all to pray for me to keep my mind and my heart clear.” The couple has been dating since late April, but Wilson confessed he had his sights set on her before they came face-to-face. “I told somebody that’s the girl I wanted to be with before I ever met her,” he revealed. “I said I’m probably going to end up with Ciara.”

Ciara on Russell: About the couple practicing abstinence, “It’s until the deal is sealed. Absolutely!”. “I think both of us look at each other and we’re like – whew! But we take it one day at a time and keep it going with each other, and I’m really enjoying every day that we’re sharing.” As for how she felt when Wilson told a room full of people about their sex life — or lack thereof — Ciara was unfazed. “It was an organic thing for him and I think he was just being honest about where we are,” she said. However, Ciara admits that it can get tough sometimes.

 

Fashion Face-Off

Kendall Jenner VS Jennifer Lopez – Both silk’ing it up with a silky high-waisted shiny rose trousers. The pants are by Solace London. Both looks are cute but I have to go with how J.Lo rocked it with a loose blouse – the blush top matches perfectly with the trousers. I am not crazy about how Kendall rocked it casually with a crop top. It would have looked cuter with a different top, perhaps a white crop top? By the way, I am not down with the crop top trend, when is it going to fade away?

 Olivia Palermo VS Kim Kardashian-West – They both wore the Dolce & Gabanna wrap skirt differently. I like how Olivia wore it better by pairing it with a black blousy top that matches the buttons. I don’t like her black and leopard heels with it, it would have looked better with the heels Kim has on, actually. I love the sheer turtleneck top Kim has on, I would have preferred it better with an all white skirt though.  We all know Kim likes all her clothing very tight but the skirt looks better how Olivia has it originally made and not tailored.

Amal Clooney VS Sarah Jessica Parker – Two of the most stylish women wearing the same plaid Tome Topper vest. I like the idea of wearing the sleeveless trench coat with ripped jeans but Amal missed it by pairing it with those shoes. Shoes make or break an outfit and every time I see an adorable outfit, I hate when it gets ruined by the wrong shoes. A huge difference would have been made had Amal wore a pair of plain heels instead oe ankle booties. And I would have liked it better with a pair of ripped jeans, nude heels and a white long sleeved shirt or a white tank top. I LOVE how Sarah wore hers! The light blush dress goes with it perfectly! It makes for a great effortless fall look.

V Bozeman VS Lindsay Lohan – Sheer and “naked” dresses are very in right now, and there is so many different ways women are wearing it and not all the ways are cute. Just like V’s way, she layered her Francesco Scognamiglio gown over a a pair of high-waist undies. Not feelin’ it, but I am liking how Lindsay wore hers with a black slip underneath, she just ruined it with wearing these gladiator black sandals!! Again with the wrong shoes with the right outfit. The outfit would have looked amazing had she worn a pair of simple black strappy-heels and completed the look with red lipstick!

Rumer Willis VS Demi Moore – Mother-Daughter facing off with same outfit and like mommy, like daughter they are both winning. I LOVE an over the knee boot, I have been on the hunt for one for years because having trouble finding one that fits because I don’t have the skinniest legs! Those boots mostly cater to really thin girls. So I am loving how these really thin women are rocking their Stuart Weitzman boots with their dresses. I am loving both looks!

 Kenya Moore VS Emily Ratajkowski – Both ladies look amazing in this figure-flaunting Cushnie Et Ochs midi! I love when I see different body types in the same clothing, because you get to see how good certain clothes look good on ALL body types. Both women are very thin but Kenya has a little more of a beautiful curve to her thin frame, whereas Emily has no shape at all and is just skinny. Moore did the dress justice by giving it life. It hugs her body and it fills the dress perfectly. AGAIN, she wore the wrong shoes! When in doubt always go with a pair of nude heels, and this is exactly what was needed. Also, I don’t like the hoop earrings Kenya is wearing, I would have added a pop of color with a pair of small turquoise stud-earrings.

Do you agree with me? What are you thinking in this fashion face off?