I don’t know where my mind has been but I haven’t done a weekend recap in ages! This week I decided to go with potential holiday party looks.

First up we have Jessica White in an elegant black gown with a high-split. This look is perfect for a holiday gala. It is not overwhelmingly revealing, but yet shows that you have a little sex appeal.

Next we have Sanaa Lathan who looks regal in red. The off the shoulder dress is very figure flattering. If you are attending a cocktail party, this look is definitely appropriate.

Last but not least we have Christina Milian on the set of The Voice, in a yellow brocade skirt and yellow top. This is great for drinks after work, or even your office party. This look is simple, but the brocade detailing on skirt spices up the look.

When was the last time you updated your lingerie drawer? If you are taking a long time to answer that question then this post is definitely for you. Our lingerie should be updated often, at least once every 3 months. I know that there are many of you out there that buy lingerie as often as you buy handbags and shoes, so this may not be for you. Many women have a misconception of lingerie. Some believe that lingerie just consists of sexy nighties and all things see-through and lace. That is not the case! All of the following falls in the category of lingerie or intimates: panties, bras, body shapers, camisoles, chemises, night gowns, bodysuits, robes, and a host of other items click here for a list. So why should you update your lingerie drawer? here are five reasons why!

1. To feel good– putting on new lingerie is an amazing feeling! I don’t know about you all but when I put on a new panty and bra set I feel like a new woman. I walk with a different type of confidence honestly because I feel amazing.

2. To feel confident– once I feel good this wave of confidence comes over me. It’s something about knowing that your breast are supported and sitting pretty lol. Also you should feel confident in your bedroom. Sometimes it’s ok to just throw on a t-shirt and hit the bed, but putting on a silk chemise can dramatically change how you sleep. Trust me.

3. To look good– when wearing lingerie you look better, especially if what you are wearing fits your body type. If you wear things that are too small you will look larger than you really are and you will be uncomfortable. You must first look good for yourself before looking good for someone else.

4. Look good for your mate– for those that have a significant other or just a cuddle buddy you want to look good for your mate. They enjoy seeing the sexy side of you, so give them something special to look at. Also don’t wait for a special trip or Valentine’s Day. Spice things up often to keep the fire burning in your relationship.

5. Foundation of a perfect look– if you wear the wrong type of undergarments then your clothes will not fit properly. So you must have a variety of items for the different types of garments in your wardrobe.

So hopefully I have motivated you all to update your lingerie drawer if you haven’t done so recently. Below are some options to get you started!

 

Next week the pools and beaches will officially be open to the public, so you know what that means? You need the perfect swimsuit. I am partial to wearing two-pieces ,but lately I have been seeing some amazing monokinis. When it comes to picking the right swimsuit you need to know your body type. If you are top heavy you need more coverage up top so instead of going for the triangle bikini top go for something that provides a little more coverage, unless you don’t mind having the girls hang out.For those with the athletic body shape, try a bottom with ruffles or a plain bikini to create the illusion of curves. Avoid boy shorts at all times! If you have a little extra in the middle look for a high waisted bottom and also a swimsuit that controls the tummy.

I love buying separates because I have the option of mixing and matching. So pair a striped top with a leopard print bottom, or a paisley top with a polka dot bottom. When it comes to mixing prints stay with in the same color family or find colors that compliment each other like blue/orange, purple/pink, blue/yellow, green/pink, etc. If you are not ready to mix prints well pair a printed top with a solid bottom or vicaversa. Remember swimsuits do not have to be traditional or match so have fun with your look.

When it comes to rocking a coverup, leave the extra large white t-shirt at home! There are so many options from sarongs, to crochet tops, to sheer or printed caftans, and even a light weight tunic can work.

There are tons of tips and trick to follow but here are some hot options for swimwear

Kelly’s new album “Here I Am” was released on Tuesday and of course you can’t have an album without an album release party.

Many people showed their support like Big Sean, Michelle Williams, Bevy Smith, and of course Beyonce. Here are just a few pics of the fashion hits and misses from the night.

The lady of the night- Kelly Rowland wore a Cushnie et Ochs dress paired with Alejandro Ingelmo slingbacks. I love the dress on Kelly. She has like 0% body fat.

Tika Sumpter’s dress color was GORGEOUS but the dress itself, not so much. It is way too frumpy and the length is a little bit awkward. She’s still beautiful though.

I love Adrienne Bailon’s jumpsuit. It is sexy and sophisticated. Jessica White looks great also.

I like Estelle’s dress, just not with the booties. A platform pump would have made this look work.

Who rocked it for you at Kelly’s album release party

  • Zoe Saldana looked great at the Captain America Premiere in this Balmain ensemble
  • Alicia Keys at the launch of her husband, Swizz Beatz’, collab with Reebok
  • Jessica White rocked a great LGD (little green dress) at the Entourage premiere

  • First off, I love, love, love Eva’s toned down blonde hair. The platinum was a bit much. Now on to the look…can she get any more fab? I mean seriously the navy harem pants offer chic comfort, but the bustier is what brings this look together.
  • Tika Sumpter has yet to disappoing in my opinion. She looks so cool. That hat is everything. This is such a Hamptons look.
  • I need Selita to make up her mind about her hair first of all. I loved the short do on her. It framed her face well and it made her look youthful. Upon first glance I thought Angelian Jolie was sick. On a lighter note, loving the dress and the red lip.

Who rocked it for you? The green or the blue?

Zoe and Eva have my votes but Eva takes the cake!