Hey my loves!

I was browsing Essence.com and came across two photos. One of our First Lady Michelle Obama and Selita Ebanks. Both were wearing the illustrious color Royal Blue.

Now I am partial to the color because of the greatest sorority ever, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. I also like the color because of it’s meaning. The color blue is often associated with depression, but it also means peace, loyalty, confidence, and harmony.

So here are a few picks that will have you looking and feeling confident in royal blue!


Yesterday was the “DIY or Die” party hosted by two members of the NYC Fashion Bloggers Meetup Group. For those of you who do not know, DIY stands for “Do It Yourself.” So basically this is the time to get creative. Instead of spending tons of money on trendy clothes and accessories, just DIY which is exactly what we did.

The event was held at Taylor and Demolish creator Candy’s house in Brooklyn. The event was sponsored  by Studs and Spikes.com and American Apparel. AA provided some shirts and Studs and Spikes provided all of the studs used for our DIY projects.

Here are the studs that we were able to choose from. Studs and Spikes sent us some of their new products as well.

Candy and Nicole provided us with the tools and some extra materials to add to our garments. Since I am a novice, I didn’t use any of the extravagant studs and spikes.

Here is Candy, the DIY queen! Look at how awesome her pants are.

Monroe of Fashion Steele NYC and Nicole of Black Shoes Diary getting right to work!

This was my first time doing anything DIY style. I knew it was going to be difficult and took quite a while for me to get the hang of it. Candy gave great tips. With out her help my thumbs would be a mess right now…trust me. This is my first stud. *pats self on the back*

The progression 🙂

Everyone hard at work. We were seriously focused.

My finished product! I used tall studs and pyramid studs for my design. I studded the back and along the shoulder of my denim jacket turned vest. I originally had plans to do more, but my thumbs said no. DIY is serious work and I commend those who have mastered this craft.

I can’t wait for the 2nd DIY party!

Have any of you completed an DIy projects before?

All of my HGB readers out in Atlanta, American Apparel is bringing back their flea market! For two days you will be able to shop and buy their hottest items at 85% off! Prices start at $1! How amazing is that! This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite basic t-shirts, leggings, and those fabulous Double-U dresses also!

Via American Apparel Facebook Fan Page

American Apparel is holding its first ever flea market in Atlanta

We’re stopping by in Atlanta for our only stop in the South with tons of merchandise and amazing deals. Thousands of your favorite garments to choose from. Up to 85% off, with prices starting at $1. Inventory will be constantly replenished throughout the weekend. RSVP to this event page to receive updates, tips, and potentially ways to skip the line.

Over 80,000 people attended our international flea markets in the last 6 months. They found great pieces and saved hundreds of dollars. All weekend long the sales floor (over 75,000 sq ft!) will be constantly replenished and turned over. That means there is NO reason to get there early–we’ll be bringing new items out all the time! Come when you can and don’t be afraid to come back multiple times.

Atlanta’s own DJ Smiles will be spinning:
June 11th 2-6 pm
June 12th 1-5 pm

We’re also taking REQUESTS! Post favorite AA styles you’re hoping to find and we’ll try our hardest to make sure some are available.

American Apparel Flea Market
Atlantic Station
20th & Fowler
Atlanta, GA 30363
(Map of Location – http://twitpic.com/1tn9xc )

Friday, June 11th 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, June 12th 10:00am – 8:00pm

Free admission
Cash, credit, and debit accepted

Click Here to RSVP