Thursday, October 23, 2014

RVA Fashion Week: Fall Fashion Weekend

To all my RVA folks, RVA Fashion Week is hosting its Fall Fashion Weekend this Friday and Saturday at Haxall Point! Things kick off  Friday night at 7pm with an Art and Jewelry Showcase featuring pieces from local artist/ designers. Saturday nights Designer Fashion Show begins at 8pm and will feature Fall Collections from 6 local designers. I cant stress this enough but please come out and support all of our local artist and designers here in RVA, Friday nights showcase is free people! So you dont have to spend a dime, come out support and network, its truly a great way to start your weekend!




I'll most likely be in attendance at Friday nights show, if you see me please come chat with me for a few! I love meeting my readers, I'm sure I'll be walking around enjoying a cocktail or two, hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekend Looks!

Yassss layering season is here, although Summer is my favorite season, I cant help but love the Fall/ Winter due to the fact that I love layering my clothing. Summer clothes are cute and simple but I really feel like you can create amazing looks during the colder months when layering, boots, and accessories come into play. As you all know a few weekends ago I attended VA Fashion Week, and wanted to share my looks with you. After 12 years of owning my Guess by Marciano bustier I finally got a chance to wear it, and I'm absolutely in love with it, why am I just now wearing this piece! I wore it under my Forever 21 blazer and over the knee Colin Stuart boots that I ordered from Victoria Secret a few years ago. My favorite Moto Jacket and black Fedora were also in rotation that weekend, here are a few pics of my looks! Ladies what are your favorite winter accessories I must say mine is hats, but I also have a new found addiction to leather gloves!



Forever 21 Blazer, Guess by Marciano Bustier, H&M Black Skinny Jeans, H&M White Belt


Love this Bustier!!


Layers!


Wearing my ASOS Black Turtleneck dress, its a go to when I'm clueless as to what I'm going to wear! I'm a firm believer that every woman should own at least one Little Black Dress!




Happy Layering Ladies!













Friday, October 17, 2014

Alexander Wang for H&M

November 6th cant get here soon enough, I've been waiting on this collaboration since the Spring when I first got wind that the legendary Alexander Wang would be creating a line for H&M, he's one of my favorite designers, I've always been a huge fan of Wang and this line doesn't disappoint. The scuba inspired highly textured collection is perfect for the Fall, I love the muted color pallet that Wang chose to go with consisting primarily of white, black, and various shades of gray. The simplicity of this collection is what I truly love, the line features leggings, crop tops, and sweatshirts, essentials every women should have in her closet. Yall already know I will be on online at midnight filling my shopping cart on November 6th, reminder is already set in my phone! The sweatshirt and two-piece crop top and legging set are a must for my fall wardrobe! 




Love this set!!






Pure Dopeness!








Saturday, October 4, 2014

30 for 30!

So, last month I celebrated my 30th Birthday, I honestly cant believe I'm already 30 seriously where has the time gone. Anyone who recently turn 30 understands what I'm talking about, seems like just yesterday I was filling out my college class schedule and now all of a sudden I'm the big 3-0, geesh time truly waits for no one! I had a wonderful b-day my babe surprised me with a lovely dinner, all my close friends and family were there, it was a really special night for me. Anyway there are so many things that I want to do this year, and so many places I want to explore, so I promised myself that I would do 30 things I've never done before. I kicked off my 30 for 30 plan with a Pole Dancing class during my birthday weekend, a few of my close friends and I attended a 2 hour intense if I might add Pole Dancing class at Dance Studio X here in RVA, our instructor was great and it truly was a amazing workout. I swear for about 3 days my body was super sore, I could barely lift my arms but I love feeling the burn after a good workout, so I really want to incorporate a Pole Dancing class into my workout regimen even if its just once or twice a month. Here's a few pics from the class, for my first time on the pole I didn't do bad I was even was able to pull myself all the way up to the top of the pole, I did that about 3 or 4 times just because I was so shocked that I could actually do it. Your looking at a girl who couldn't do a pull up in school so the fact that I pulled myself up the pole was a small defeat in my eyes. I'll be taking you guys on the journey with me so stay turned to BarclayINC to keep up with my 30 for 30 plans, next up on the list is Salsa Dancing! If any of my readers have been Salsa Dancing please leave me a comment with any tips or pointers, I cant wait to share my experiences with you all!






In my head I was a pro, in reality I need a little more practice!


Finally got to wear my pink platforms for the first time, perfect shoes for Pole Dancing glad I found some use for them!







Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Repeat Offender!

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this in previous post, but I'm definitely not that chick whose afraid to repeat/ recycle the same piece or pieces. I try to buy timeless pieces that I can wear for years to come, and that can be mixed and matched with other items to keep it fresh. I'm also not afraid to be photographed in the same outfit/ pieces twice because 9 times out of 10 I've created a completely different look, almost to the point where you may not even notice if you've seen me in it before! I'm not a millionaire just yet, so buying cloths just to wear once or twice isn't happening. I have some friends that cringe at the thought of posting a pic on Insta or any social media for that matter, wearing a repeat outfit, it makes me chuckle just at the thought of it! So, I just wanted to share with you guys a few of my looks based around one piece, I love this Leopard Print dress that I got from H&M a few years back, I've paired it with everything from my over the knee boots, to my vintage Motorcycle Boots. It truly looks good with just about anything and its always an easy go to outfit when I'm pressed for time, or just cant figure out what to wear.




State-Fair Fall 2014


VA Fashion Week Fall 2013


RVAFW Spring 2014



I would love to know what pieces you guys recycle within your wardrobe, and what your go to items are, so do share!






Saturday, September 27, 2014

VAFW 2014

I cant believe its almost time again for VA Fashion Week, I remember attending one of the VAFW showcases this same time last year, it was a rainy cool Fall evening. Despite the cool weather and rain my fit was dope that night, I wore my leopard print H&M dress, with my Moto boots, and black Fedora. Doesn't seem like a whole year has passed, anyway I'm super excited to be attending this years festivities, the wheels are already turning in my head as to what look I want to go for this year. Over 25 new designers will be showcased during VAFW this year, including Lizzi London a Fashion Designer from London, England whose collection will be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. I love how fashion changes and evolves even over just a short period of time, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what this years up and coming designers bring to the show! Its so refreshing attending events like this especially in VA, I love connecting and networking with others who have the same passion and love for the fashion culture as I do. I've met so many amazingly interesting people over the past few years, especially since I've been blogging. If any of my readers live in VA and plan on attending VAFW please leave me a comment I would love to meet some of you!





The opening show "Fashion For a Cause" will be held right here in RVA on Sunday October 5th, 2014 from 3-6pm at Celebrate Downtown located at 103 E Broad St. Super excited that one of the VAFW showcases is being held right here this year! Hope all my Richmond fashion lovers will be in attendance supporting this event! 

Purchase your tickets at www.vafashionweek.com

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Monday, September 22, 2014

A Few New Fall Pieces

I absolutely love the Summer, so I'm sad that it has come to an end I swear this year seems to be going by so fast! However as much as I love Summer weather I absolutely am a stan for Fall Fashion, lots of layers, boots, hats and scarves are definitely my thing. I'm so excited that in another few weeks I can pull out my Moto Jacket with my boots and really get creative with my looks. I love the colors that come with the Fall wardrobe like mustard, ox blood, and my all time fav lots of black. I picked up a few new pieces from H&M a few weeks ago, I'm in process of building up my Fall wardrobe and will be taking you guys on the journey with me, sharing my latest finds, and showing you how I incorporate them into my everyday looks, mixing old with the new.



Love the texture and color of this top, and its nice and thick! 
Mustard is one of my fav colors it really compliments my complexion so you will be seeing me in this color a ton this Fall/Winter.


(P.S this is the actual color of this top, 1st pic was without the flash)


Love this shirt dress, I plan on pairing this with a pair of tights and my over the knee boots or a cute pair of booties.


This piece is lined on the inside which is really nice.


Happy Fall Ladies, stay tuned to BarclayINC to see more of my Fall wardrobe and looks!