Happy Monday my loves!

I know I have been MIA for a little, but I am back. I took a little vacation after my event last week, but Camilla did a great job holding down the fort! So let’s get right to business and see who rocked this weekend’s style files!

  • Taraji P. Henson looked youthful and fresh faced in this simple white dress.
  • Garcelle Beauvais rocked a black trench dress and added a little spice with a turquoise clutch and zebra print shoes
  • Jada Pinkett Smith looked like a super momma in this fiery tribal print dress
  • Lala kept it classy in a blue and white printed dress and black ankle strap shoes

  • Aisha Tyler’s metallic mini paired with a white blouse screams rocker chic. The mini adds a little edge to the outfit.
  • Tamia has been on her A game lately. She paired a see through animal print blouse with a bold lemon/lime skirt. It seems like Nene took a few notes on Tamia’s look with a reverse ensemble
  • Letoya Luckett’s cute casual look rounds out this weekend’s top looks. You can never go wrong with skinny jeans, white blouse, and a pair of hot pumps.

Who rocked it this weekend? My vote is for Jada Pinkett Smith. That dress is fire!

Tangerine is definitley spring’s hottest color. So many celebrities have been seen in this vibrant color. Some people may be afraid to incorporate this bold and daring color in to thier wardrobe, but don’t fret. We have 100+ items for you to use to make sure your look pops this spring. whether it is a pant suit like Estelle, a dress like Garcelle or bold tangerine lips like Solange we’ve got you covered. We are all in with this color for the spring and summer. So get your tangerine fix with shoes, handbags, dresses, jeans, skirts, and so much more!

This has been an interesting year when it came to fashion. There were so many trends that everyone loved, and quite a few that many hated. Here are a few of the trends that most celebs and everyday fashionistas like yourselves rocked during 2011.

Maxi Skirts

The look of the maxi skirt was originally very boho chic, but in 2011 the glam factor was definitely added. What I love most about maxi skirts are their low maintenance and high functionality. These skirts can be dressed up and paired with heels, or worn with your favorite t-shirt and gladiator sandals.

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Animal Print

I wouldn’t call animal prints trendy, but many fashion gurus believe it is. I personally believe that animal prints are classic and timeless, but I’m just a lil ol’ fashion blogger. Anyway animal print made its way to many of our favorite celebs in the forms of jackets, dresses, skirts, tops, pants (thanks Lil’ Wayne), and of course shoes. I must say my animal print collection has expanded from my little zebra print cardigan and leopard print bodycon skirt tremendously.

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Cut-out Dresses

Only the physically fit and sexy should have partaken in this trend. I wouldn’t dare put on a cut-out dress because of my extra baggage, so I stayed away from it lol. Celebs like Ciara wore cut-out dresses and had us wanting to run to our nearest gym for a membership! When done the proper way it is sexy, yet sophisticated.

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Sky High Platforms

Christian Louboutin is known for exotic heels, but his Daffodil’s had everyone on edge. The sky high hidden platform looked a bit intimidating to the average eye, but fashionista’s all over made this their number one pick. Along with Christian Louboutin, Jessica Simpson and Jeffrey Campbell made a lot of noise with the Dany Platform (JS) and the Lita’s (JC). When I saw those shoes in various stores I was like who would wear those, but to my surprise they were very comfortable and easy to walk in. I didn’t want to jump on the Dany and Lita bandwagon because they so weren’t my style and I felt like I was only buying them because every other fashion blogger had them so I strayed away. Anyway this was the year of the sky high heel and it looks like 2012’s top trend won’t have a heel at all.

Color-Blocking

I think you would all agree when I say that color-blocking had to be the biggest trend of 2011. I mean every where you looked from young to old, famous or not, everyone was rocking this trend. It was definitely a show stopper. When rocking this trend you felt bold and beautiful. This had to be my favorite trend of the year.

What was your favorite trend?

The Run Down

  • Tracee Ellis Ross attends her birthday party in Atlanta in a fab leopard print dress
  • Solange let’s us know that colorblocking is alive and well. She transitioned this spring/summer trend for the fall by adding a rust colored coat to the mix. Niceeeee *Fab voice*
  • Garcelle Beauvais looks regal in this sequins number
  • Although I am not crazy about the shoes with this ensemble, Angela sure did rock out her LBD with a black studded moto jacket

Who rocked it for you this weekend?

Take notes from Ciara and Garcelle Beauvais and add this statement piece to your wardrobe. Fur vests or faux fur vests will add instant glam to any outfit. You can pair it with just about anything to get a luxe feel. Ciara paired her vest with distressed jeans and a denim top and nude Christian Louboutins. The heels and the vest added the right amount of spice to this look. Garcelle Beauvais paired her vest with a mustard blouse, black skinny pants and mustard booties. The vest with her accessories took this look to another level.

The fur cest can be paired with just about anything such as

  • basic t-shirts
  • dresses (something fitted0
  • blouses
  • jeans
  • trousers/slacks

The possiblilities are endless. I paired my cropped faux fur vests with a basic top in a bold color, skinny jeans, and leopard pumps (click here)

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