Thursday, November 13, 2014

BESAME MUCHO

Hey Dolls, 
I've bought this eShakti Red Lips Tulle Full Skirt twice over the past few months. The first try it was too tight around my lower tummy and also too short (I opted to leave the length "as is" which was knee length). I sold it, bought a size up, and customized the length to below knee (the skirt in this post). The length is perfect in the front but when I walked my daughter noticed that it was rising up in the back and also when I sat the skirt was barely able to cover my butt (I have a huge butt!!). I ended up selling this one too! But because I love this skirt so much, I will give it ye ole "three strikes you're out" treatment and order it in the midi length.

What I love about this skirt is its ability to be worn in a somewhat casual way - like I did here with this face print tee (runs small I got a 3x and it fits like a 1x/2x) or it can easily be dressed up with an all black top like my Boo GabiFresh did. This leather moto jacket is by DKNYC and it's a few years old. Shoes are also old by Antonio Melani for Dillard's.

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 With LOVE,
Kiah

Monday, November 10, 2014

HOLIDAY FASHION: SPARKLE

Hey Dolls,
As the holiday season approaches, the party invites are going to start flooding your mailbox. Now is the perfect time to begin preparing those holiday party outfits. It's inevitable that you will get inundated with holiday shopping and planning and then EEK - that party you forgot about is tonight!!

For me, sparkle is a must for any and every holiday party outfit. This Angelica Plus Size Gown in Noir Luxe by Igigi is holiday party perfection! Allover sequins, draping, and length, OH MY! The drama of this dress requires minimal accessories but y'all know I had to add some Kiah (extra drama) fur to it.

Dress is c/o Igigi, faux fur scarf (sold out) is from Asos, earrings are vintage, shoes (sold out) are Antonio Melani from Dillard's, bracelets (sold out) are from Torrid.

With LOVE,
Kiah

Sunday, October 26, 2014

THE CURVY COPYCAT: GUCCI

Hey Dolls, 
I'm so in love with this addition of "The Curvy Copycat" (my designer inspired looks)! The Gucci Fall Collection took my breath away with its soft pastel leathers, furs and snake print boots. Stunning!


Everything in this post I've had for a while and have no direct links to share as these items are no longer available. 
Coat: Tahari
Black Leather Skirt underneath: Nordstrom Rack
Snake Print Boots: Lane Bryant
Snake Print Triangle Earrings: Karla Deras for Roman Luxe



I want to give a shout-out to my little girl and her bestie for helping me with this pictures. My daughter's bestie did my beautiful bun and she also took these photos. Thank you J. You did a great job Sweetie! Love you both so much!
Kiah

Friday, October 24, 2014

MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH LANE BRYANT: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Hey Dolls, 
I'm so honored to have been invited to host a special day dedicated to the fight against breast cancer sponsored by Lane Bryant. A special day it was indeed!
The event took place at the new Lane Bryant store at Tanger Outlets in Terrell, Texas where I was greeted and made feel welcome by the most friendly, kind, and genuine staff. The store manager Deanna did not feel well at all but she wasn't going to miss this special event for nothing. She was so helpful and sweet and the store looked amazing! We had all rose with the chickens to be at the store early enough to give the three breast cancer Survivors a make-over prior to the store opening, but never fear the staff was here! They had breakfast treats and coffee waiting for us. Yay for reinforcements!
Each Survivor got their hair "did" by Toya and their makeup was done by Megan. These ladies did their thing Y'all. The Survivors looked amazing and were very happy with the results (just look at that smile)!

The Survivors were also given LB gift cards to shop the store. I was there to assist with styling - but Honey - these ladies knew what they were doing! We had a blast shopping (yes "WE" cause Y'all know I got my shop on too)!
Did you know Lane Bryant had an awesome collection of flats? I didn't. So cute.
Here are the Survivors final results. Don't they look great! The store was now open and we had drawings to give away Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts and LB Gift cards.
If that wasn't enough, the Survivors (and a guest) were taken by limousine to a fancy lunch. Oh Y'all fancy, huh! lol People were stopping and staring to see what celebrity was in this fancy vehicle. haha
Inside of the limo we talked and talked and laughed and laughed all the way to the restaurant. I don't think anyone could have chosen a better bunch of women to spend the day together. At this point we all felt like family.
We had lunch at a place called Zanata in Rockwall, Texas. The atmosphere was perfect and the food was delicious! As we waited for our food I felt this was a good time to ask the Survivors to share their breast cancer stories. 

It was a very emotional conversation that made me realize that each person is different. Every situation is different. There is no "cookie cutter" example of what breast cancer will look like for each woman. What I took away from each story was to get irregularities (lumps and visual differences) checked out and don't wait. Early detection can save your life!

Dealing with cancer is a life of never knowing what the end of the road is going to be. It is a very scary thing. Add in chemo, radiation, surgeries and countless Dr. appointments and it's enough to take you down and keep you there, but these women made up in their minds that they would fight and not give up. Good doctors, support of family/friends, courage, strength, positive attitudes and God are why these three beautiful women are now cancer free and called "SURVIVORS"! 

I have a special place hidden in my heart for each of these remarkable women. Love you three!  
Oh I had to show you a picture that I snapped of my Hazelnut Crusted Sea Bass. Can you say "YUMMY!"
I want to give a big THANK YOU to Lane Bryant, the staff at Tanger Outlets, LB District Manager Joanne, and the Survivors! This was such a beautiful day.
Love,
Kiah
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