Friday, August 24, 2012

Casual Attractions: TGIF

Thank Gawd I'm Fierce (TGIF)!  Lol happy Friday everyone, today was yet another casual day for me.  I meet my girl Shayla for lunch and later we went to the mall (I did not purchase anything lol).  Here is what I wore...

Top-Forever 21+

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

***The giveaway is still going on click HERE

Liebster Award

Cheers to the freakin weekend, while its almost here so I'm celebrating early!  I was awarded the Liebster Award by Roni of The Savvy Housewife !  She is such a sweet person, a fellow BLM Girl and a cupcake lover like myself! Here blog is a must see so go check her out!

Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers with under 200 followers.  The word Liebster means “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, kind, valued, cute, endearing and welcoming.”  This definitely describes my Virgo traits lol!

How the Liebester Award works:
  1. Each person must post 11 random things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger set for you.
  3. Choose 11 bloggers who you would like to give the Liebester Award.
  4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you have tagged with the award to answer.

11 Random Things About Me
1.  I love shoes but I would rather be barefooted (country lol)
2.  I'm scared of vomit, no really I am! My boyfriend got sick and I cried real tears! lol
3.  I want to travel to a tropical destination but not Costa Rica.  I saw an episode on Animal Planet about a bot fly that laid an egg in a someones head and that done it for me lol.
4.  I fall asleep very easily.  I don't need to wind down or nothing!
5.  I got my eyebrow pierced when I was in high school and my mom took me to get it!
7.  I'm a very sweet person but I'm also very blunt! No sugar coating from me at all!
8.  I want to learn Korean/Vietnamese so I'll know what they are saying at the nail salon! Lol bet not be talking about me smh
9.  I have a fear of heights but I love getting on rides. (This makes no sense whatsoever *Kanye shrug)
10.  I think I'm part Italian because I don't really care for foods such as BBQ or collard greens but give me some pasta and I'm a happy camper!
11.  My birthday is in 2 weeks, September 5th to be exact! Lol VIRGO!!!
11 Random Questions I must Answer
1. What is your favorite color?
Blue, all shades of blue!
2. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
A lion because the mane reminds me of my hair lol
3. Who inspired you the most?
My mom :)
4. If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go and why?
Hawaii because I want to sight see and visit the black sand beaches.
5. What is your favorite food?
Pasta preferably spaghetti
6. What was your favorite subject in school?
Science which is why I have a Biology degree.
7. What is your dream job?
A buyer/fashion consultant
8. What is your favorite season and why?
I don't have a favorite as long as my clothes correspond with the weather I'm good!
9. Besides blogging, what is your favorite hobby?
Reading! I love books
10. If you were stranded on a desert island, what are three things that you would take with you?
Laptop, Lipstick and Shades
11. What movie would you pick to describe your life and why?
LOL i drew a complete blank with this one so I'll come back and answer.
I Tag
 11 Questions for the Nominees
1.  What is your dream job?
2.  What is your favorite summer trend?
3.  Natural or Relaxed
4.  Where do you see your blog in the coming year?
5.  Lipstick or Gloss
6.  If you could make one big purchase what would it be?
7.  What celebrity inspires you, dead or alive?
8.  Team Mimi or Team Joseline?? lol
9.  Favorite song and you can only pick one!
10.  Favorite Movie
11.  Whats for lunch?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Casual Attractions: Yellow Rays OOTD

I decided since I will have days off during the week that I would incorporate some of my casual everyday looks on the blog!  The segment will be called "Casual Attractions"!  These looks will be simple chic and will be featured at least once a week.  Some of the pieces I have had for years and others maybe new.  I posted a look yesterday and I'm hitting you guys with a bonus look today! 

Since the summer is coming to an end and fall trends are popping up everywhere, I choose to wear a transitional piece.  I consider this sweater to be transitional because its lightweight so I can wear it in the summer but I can also layer it during the fall.`

I love the color of this sweater, its a very vibrant yellow!  I purchased it awhile back from Lane Bryant.  Lane Bryant has definitely been picking there game up here lately in regards to fashion and fit!  For an added splash of dare I wore my leopard print bra from Lane Bryant as well!

I'm still playing around with my tripod and camera! Today I decided to try different angles.

Sweater-Lane Bryant
Jeggings-Forever 21+

Now that i think about it, I think the necklace is from Lane Bryant as well!


**Don't forget to enter my giveaway Here

OOTD: Casual Installment (Pic Heavy)

Today was a chill day for me.  I decided to throw on some colored denim and a cute top to run a few errands.  By the time I got in my car it was too late to run any errands so I decided to stop by my old job to see my ex coworkers and the kids!  I miss my old job so much but part time was not cutting it!

Lately, I have been chatting it up with a new group I'm in called BLM Girls!  I love this group because it is filled with a diverse group of women who like myself love to blog.  They have helped me a lot with tips on better blogging and photography.  I decided to utilize some of those photography tips today.

I think the pictures came out great minus the look I was giving lol.  I was trying to concentrate on get the right lighting and angles but in my head I was smiling!

I love the background scenery!

One tip was to use natural lighting.  The sun was out in full force today so this photo op was grand.

Tip 2:  Utilize a prop.  I choose this link fence.

zoom in

Top-Forever 21 +
Colored Denim-The Limited
Spiked Necklace-Forever Pink Boutique

Thanks for the continuous support!


**Don't forget to enter my giveaway Here

Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Forever Pink Boutique

I love accessories and you guys know that! With that being said I'm back with a fabulous piece from Forever Pink Boutique!  Nikki is the owner of the online boutique is very sweet! She has great customer service skills and responded to all of my questions promptly.  Her boutique offers all of your fashion needs from jewelry to handbags and shoes!  I consider myself a savvy shopper so the price points are very reasonable!

I was sent the Teal Spike Necklace and Earrings Set ($20.00)! I love this piece because its very versatile you can take it from a day to evening look easily.  I decided to style mine with a casual look and later I will do an evening/date night look!

Up close and personal!

For review purposes I paired the necklace and earrings together.  Honestly, they can be worn separately or together!  Both pieces are statements on their own!

You can visit the online boutique Here as well as its facebook page Here !
Stop by and tell her KellyMonroe sent you!


P.S.  We may be brewing up a giveaway so stay tuned and tell a friend!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Versatile Blogger

I was nominated by a fellow BLM Girl, foreveryoungnfab! Go check her out, her fashion is fierce and her shoe game is killa! Thank so much for nominating me and the kind words!

So, there are a few rules that you have to follow to accept the nomination:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself
4. Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post

I was nominated by a fellow BLM Girl, foreveryoungnfab!  Go check her out, her fashion is fierce and her shoe game is killa!  Thank so much for nominating me and the kind words!

7 Random Facts About Me

1. I'm from the south and I don’t care for gumbo or BBQ. I’ll eat it but it’s not at the top of my list.
2. I love cupcakes, I think I stated that before but y'all have no idea! lol
3. I want to be a veterinarian! I love animals!
4. One day I plan on opening a low income clinic in my childhood neighborhood. I already have a site in mind.
5. I have never been out of the southern region. The farthest I have been is Orlando, Florida.
6. ^^^^ So yea I have never been on a plane or train. lol
7. Fashion is my passion as you may know! With that being said I want to be a buyer/fashion designer for plus size women.  

Wow the task of nominating 15 bloggers! This is hard but here goes


**Don't forget to enter my giveaway Here

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Ready to Stare

As promised I'm back to announce a review and giveaway courtesy of ReadyToStare!  I partnered with Alysse, the owner of this super dope etsy shop!  One lucky winner will win a pair of statement earrings. 

Ready to Stare brings you statement pieces that must be worn with confidence!  The pieces embodies 90's flare, Beyonce swag and Rupaul drag!

ReadyToStare offers all of your statement piece needs from earrings to harnesses!

The earrings are very nicely made and were packaged individually inside a small tote.  The customer service is excellent, Alysse is very friendly and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.  The shipping on the earrings was exceptional it took no more than 7 business days to recieve them!  I turned a lot of heads when I stepped out in these "dino"myte earrings (so corny lol)!

*Giveaway Time*

As I stated one lucky winner will win these gold/bronze plated dinosaur earrings ($22.00 value)!  The earrings appear heavy but they are actually made of plastic, which allows for a easy delicate wear.

The rules are simple just follow the rafflecopter and you are entered!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: BH Cosmetics 28 Color Palette Smoky Eye Edition

BH Cosmetics is a makeup company that offers very affordable makeup palettes.  They have palettes for the eyes, lips and face!  The color pay off from the eyeshadow palettes do not disappoint! The color payoff is tremendous and will work on all skin tones.  I recently was sent the new 28 Smokey Eye Palette to review.  The colors range from smoky blacks to vibrant purples, all of which can be used to achieve a fierce day to night smoky eye!  Not only can the palette be used for night looks you can also use them for office friendly looks as well.
The palettes are packed very securely for shipping to reduce breaking of the eye shadows.
The packaging allows for easy travel for vacations and getaways!

Below are a few (well a lot) of pictures with various FOTDs using the palette

This palette plus more can be purchased Here
Also check out there Facebook and Twitter


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Red Bottoms

Hey guys this a quick post of my casual OOTD.  I had a few errands to run and decided to rock some colored denim.  I'm always buying separate pieces, which adds to my never ending closet lol!  I also decided to rock one of my new weekend wigs, which I love!  I have so many things coming up for you guys so stay tuned and so many opportunities for my blog to expand.  I'm so excited about my new endeavors and I will reveal them in due time! On to the outfit...

I decided to change up the scenery! I love my background but I almost got attacked by a squirrel, I think it was the red pants lol!

I love this shoes, they are so comfortable!

* I will be giving away this fabulous earrings in an upcoming post, so be on the look out!

The winner of the iLL Lines giveaway is Miesha J! Thanks to all of the participants!

Lastly, Im a finalists in the BFSC and if you would like to vote click Here


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BFSC Finalists

Hi Guys! Thank you so much for taking the time out to read my blog!  Remember the BigFatSummerChallegne I participated in? Well I'm a finalists and I need your vote! So click the link HERE and vote for me, KellyMonroe!  It will only take you two seconds to do so! You can vote once per day until August 12th!

Thanks for the support!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Black on Black

Black on Black Crime because I killed a few people in this simple outfit! Lol just playing people I don't condone violence!  Saturday nites are always unpredictable for me because I never know where I'm gonna end up!  In the beginning my plans were to have drinks with my girl Shayla but she cancelled on me.  Then I got a text from my girl Jessica and my nite begun!  We headed to a surprise birthday party in this lavish house!  So much food all types of liquor.  Free catered food and drinks, my type of party! Our next stop was the strip club which we never made it lol.  Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times!  Here is the fit...

Top-Forever 21+
Jeggings-Old Navy

*Don't forget to enter my giveaway Here you have 3 more days!
** Also I'm in the running for BFSC 2012 winner so go vote Here