Archives for June 2011

Independence Day is quickly approaching and I’ve gotten a few requests for outfit ideas. Here we go…
Look 1- Keeping with tradition, white skinny jeans, denim top and red accessories shows your patriotism

Fourth of July Weekend

Fourth of July Weekend by Janique-HGB featuring enamel jewelry

Look 2 is very laid back and casual. This is perfect for backyard bbqs and street festivals.

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

 Fourth of July Outfit Ideas by Janique-HGB featuring cut off shorts

Look 3 a maxi dress is always appropriate. This is a summer staple

Maxi Dresses

 Maxi Dresses by Janique-HGB featuring an ikat dress

Look 4 protect yourself from the sun with a fedora and keep cool in a romper

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

 Fourth of July Outfit Ideas by Janique-HGB featuring wedge sandals

Look 5 you can never go wrong with a skirt and a tank top. Throw on a cute pair of sandals and aviators and you are ready to hit the streets.

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas


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Follow in the footsteps of Alicia Keys, Selita Ebanks, and Beyonce Knowles with an LBD!

LBDs (b=bright) can be worn any season, but there is nothing like a little bright dress in the summer. This is the time to let loose and have fun and what better way to do that than with a great dress in a bold color! Here are a few options under $50.

Warehouse Obi Structure Dress $32

Coral Bandage Cocktail Dress $40

Blue Pleat Neck Pencil Dress $48

Billabong Dylan Making Waves Dress $20 (sale price)

Alexis One Shoulder Dress $40

Reader Chanell asked

“Hey I’m going to a picnic style luncheon on Saturday and I have no idea what to wear. They would like to have everyone wear all white. So what do I wear to an all white luncheon?”

I came up with three looks that Chanell could possibly choose from. Check them out

Look 1 consists of an off the shoulder dress with jeweled flat sandals and a soft pink bag. The look is sophisticated yet casual for an outdoor park setting.

Look 2 is has a nice punch of color with the comibination of teal and turquoise. I like mixing bright summery colors like the blues and greens in this look with white. This looks shows that a little color goes a long way.

Look 3 is pretty simple. You have a flowy skirt and tank top accented with brown. This color combo never gets old in my opinion. I love the brown for this event because the outdoor feel. The shoes in this look are a stacked heel, so you will have height and comfort.

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I had no idea what to title the post obviously so I give you the new school bumble bee. I guess you can say it is my spin on black and yellow *Wiz Khalifa voice* by adding a punch of red.

Here I am with my niece. We were on our way to church. Whenever she sees a camera she runs right to it. Just like her aunt lol

What I Wore

Last night the BET Awards aired live from LA. I must say it was an eventful 3hrs and 30 minutes. BET tries so hard but falls short each and every time. First of all when is there EVER a tie on an award show? I mean really BET?  The worst part of the night had to be the Viewer’s Choice announcement. That was just a mess. I was excited to see Beyonce perform live from the Glastonbury festival, but when it was 11:15 Eastern Time it was after 4am in London so clearly it wasn’t live. When I saw the performance I was like wait I saw this earlier on a Live Stream of the concert, so that was a fail on BET’s part. Anyway let us get on to the fashion shall we…

I did not like any of these looks. Teairra Marie needs a new stylist asap. She is a beautiful young lady but her outfit choices just makes her look sleezy. Nicki’s wig is nice and her makeup. I hate the dress tights and boots. Rocsi’s dress is ill fitting but her shoes are cute. Moving on…

I couldn’t find a pic of Lala’s dress from the front but I love the black and silver looks that Keke Palmer and Lala both chose.

I like them as a couple and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Amber’s shoes!

Kerry Washington is always so elegant. This was probably my favorite look of the night. The color and style of the dress were perfect for her.

I love Meagan Good, just not in this prom dress. Eve’s vest is cute but I am not feeling that avatar braid she has going on. Lola Monroe well she looks like Lola Monroe. I wasn’t wowed or disappointed.

Loved Mary’s dress…I am not to sure about the hair. I think a different style would have complimented the dress more.

Kelly looked AMAZING. She definitely channelled Janet Jackson and her “I Get So Lonely” days (that was my jam) and even a little Ciara from the “Ride” video during her set with Trey. They are close friends so CiCi probably taught her some moves. I hated that hat she had on. Definitely wasn’t motivating but none the less her performance was good.

I love Keri’s look. It was very simple but she still looked good. I wish she would change her hair color. The blonde washes her out. It is just too close to her complexion. Tracee Ellis Ross never cease to amaze me. She rocked the heck out of that lace dress and those red pumps. She is one that is always on point. I loved Alicia’s look especially her shoes. It is something about those Daffodil’s.

Who rocked your favorite look? I’m going with Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington