Getting ready for my Ethereal Victorian Photoshoot

Some of you heard me talk about an upcoming beautiful 1900’s Victorian-esque photoshoot. It’s for a very important photography commission.

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   When getting my outfits and costumes ready, I got all my jewelry and accessories and makeup out but looking at myself I knew that something was still missing from my Victorian look. It was a hat. As an artist, you all know I love unique and handmade pieces so when I saw these beautiful HANDMADE hats and hat fascinators, I knew I had to have them. They are created by the lovely and fabulous Debra Shirley. Her MILLINERY SKILLS or (THAT MAKING SKILLS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT MILLINERY MEANS) are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE and the pieces she creates are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLY FABULOUS! She makes hats and fascinators for all occasions such as the Kentucky Derby, going for afternoon HIGH TEA at a fabulous hotel, and more.

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I can’t wait to do my two shoots with my new hats and a HUGE SHOUTOUT to Debra Shirley. She is so sweet and will be doing a big feature on her very soon. To see her work on her INSTAGRAM, her profile name is debrashirley1111.

    I also included two pics of me with one of the hat fascinators that she specifically made for me. I have two from her but I’m not sure if I want to show both sneak peeks yet. I might wait to reveal my other flower hat until I do my shoot in a few days.

If you want to really see my other hat, leave it in my comments.

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My New Handbags

I love my handbag collection and wanted to show three new purses that I recently got within the last month.

If you read my past September article here on my favorite accessory brands and designers, “My Top Favorite Accessory Brands,” you definitely saw that Lux De Ville is one of my top favorite handbag brands. The first two bags below are from them.

My first new Lux De Ville purse  is the “Mini Lady Vamp Tote Venom” in Red Sparkle. Even though this bag is a mini bag, it is still a good size that still allows you to carry all your essentials. It comes with an attachable adjustable shoulder strap which can definitely come in handy. It also has small studded bullet feet which I absolutely love! I love purses and handbags with bullet feet! All Lux de Ville products come with cute detachable charms, and this red lady vamp one comes with a skull bauble with diamond rhinestone eyes.

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My other new Lux De Ville bag is the “Black Widow Hatbox” in all black. I love using hat boxes but don’t have any hat box purses so I was very excited to get this. It has really cool spiderweb stitching design which I love. It has a top handle and comes with an attachable adjustable strap also. It’s a very spacious bag with black and black leopard print inside. Like my red lady vamp tote venom, my black widow hatbox comes with the skull bauble. It has regular size bullet feet as well.

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My third new purse I bought myself is a different style than the first two but still just as fabulous. It is a purple colored vintage sequined clutch. It’s perfect for a night out and has a beautiful beaded and sequined design to it. It has an ornate metal detailing at the opening of this clutch with a short metal handle. It comes with removable metal shoulder chain also. It’s perfect for an evening out.

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Thank you for checking out my three new additions to my handbag collection. If you haven’t already, check out and read my article “My Top Favorite Accessory Brands” and definitely check out Lux De Ville’s website. Also if you’re interested in vintage handbags, there are plenty of resources online as well that can help you find a good one.

MISFIT MOMBIE BOOTIQUE

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   I met Denise Sierra about two months ago through a group called, “Glamour Ghoul Gang,” which is a group that my friend Sandy Ramirez of Pretty Ghouls invited me to, and I’m glad she did. I normally don’t care about group pages on facebook but Glamour Ghoul is a fun group with very nice people and is all about horror-inspired things such as fashion, beauty, art, and more.
   Denise has an online shop called ‘Misfit Mombie Bootique,” which is such a cute name and makes incredible pieces including coffin shaped hand mirrors with liquid. When I saw these mirrors, I instantly wanted one. They looked so cool and  unique. When I first messaged Denise about placing an order, she was very sweet and asked me questions on what I wanted in the mirror such as the imagery and colors. I think it was very nice for her to customize it for me because that’s not always the case when shopping and buying online. Of course for my main color I chose red, my favorite. For the image I wanted in my mirror I chose Sherri Moon Zombie but chose a picture of her that you don’t see a lot compared to her other movie character pictures.
   This mirror is fabulous and I love how Denise made it. The quality is wonderful and she puts effort into every single detail. The movable liquid has different charms, sparkles, and glitter in it which gives it a really cool look. The prices for this Bootique are very reasonable as well which I always love. I really appreciate that even with a custom order, you get your order delivered to you pretty fast.               
   Here is my stunning Sherri Moon Zombie coffin hand mirror.
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   Here are also a few other pieces from Misfit Mombie below. Besides hand mirrors, Misfit Mombie Boutique also makes and sells, pins, boxes, jewelry, and a lot more. She also does other themes such as music and movies. 
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   After I asked Denise if I could do a review on my site here, I also asked for a little bio about herself and her shop which I enjoyed learning. I’m always fascinated how people begin something and what inspires them. Here is how Denise and Misfit Mombie Bootique got started. Enjoy.
  “Hi! My name is Denise. I own Misfit Mombie Bootique. I was born and raised in Texas. I am a mother to four boys and two grand boys that I call my gremlins. I am a huge horror fan. Since I was a young girl I’ve always loved watching horror movies. My favorite holiday is Halloween! I just love the fall and everything about it. Most of my items are Halloween and/or horror inspired. 
    I started experimenting with resin in 2013. It started when I was looking for arts and crafts to do with my youngest son. I somehow came across resin crafting. I instantly got hooked. (Even though my very first pour was a fail. Lol!) I would go out and folks would approach me and ask me where I got my jewelry from and it inspired me to start selling my items. 
    For me, the best part is having all these wonderful ghouls love my work and wear it or display it proudly. I love being able to customize my pieces for my customers so they have something that reflects their personality. My only hope is that I can continue to perfect my craft and continue to grow my business.”
   I definitely recommend checking out, ” Misfit Mombie.” I’m very glad I found her “Bootique,” and that I met her.  Check it out, place a custom order, and enjoy!

ASA KAFTANS

Every once in a while, I enjoy watching the Bravo show, “Shahs of Sunset,” and Asa is my favorite. Her family business is amazing and her taste in fashion is superb. I’ve been wanting to get one of her kaftans for awhile now and I’m so glad I finally got one. I bought the short POSITANO kaftan. I loved all the colors and that there was an animal print design element to it. Nordstrom sells her clothing but I wanted to get one off her official site. The prices are great for this clothing. It ranges because of the different lengths of the kaftans. The prices are especially great because of all the detailing she puts into her clothing from jewels to sequins and more. My birthstone is the Emerald so I donned all my Emerald jewelry with this look. I felt very luxurious!

Another reason I love Asa is because she is all about women empowerment, beauty, confidence, and positive body confidence.

Asa also sells beautiful and sexy accessories which I plan on getting soon. Besides all the stuff Asa sells, she is very sweet when I talk to her online. She is also the kindness and most spiritual woman I know on her show and one of the most spiritual ladies I’ve met online. I’m so glad I met her.

Definitely check out Asa Kaftans at asasoltan.com.

Thank you Asa for your friendship and fabulous clothing!

Outfit of the Day

I love showing off my outfits and yesterday I wore this to a doctor’s appointment. I donned my rocking dark blue jeans cuffed, a black and white frill and puffy sleeve blouse, my famous six inch heels, red hoops, and a new hair flower that I had just received. The flower is my favorite part of this look, especially with a victory roll pony tail hair do.

The flower is a beautiful white lily with yellow and green stems, black leaves, and the best part, black spiders. Even with the spiders, because of the colors and design of the lily, the flower clip doesn’t look super gothic or spooky which is nice because it can be versatile with a variety of outfits and looks.

Hope you enjoy these couple pictures of my outfit of the day and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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New Fashion Favorites

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. This is my first post of 2018 and I wanted to show some new fashion items I bought for myself this past season. I think it’s important to treat yourself. You of course need to prioritize and make sure the important things in your life are taken care of and paid off first such as bills, rent, mortgage, car payments, etc. You can find similar things to these below items at most clothing stores or online. You just need to keep your eyes open which makes shopping more fun.

Hermes Scarf- Hermes is an extraordinary designer brand. If you don’t know anything about them, definitely look them up. What I can tell you quickly though is that Hermes is French and is one of the most expensive brands ever and screams luxury and classic.  They are famous for their hand stitched handbags such as  the popular, “Birkin”
and “Kelly,” which I will hopefully getting a red one soon”

   One of my favorite things from them are their scarves, which I eventually want to have a collection of, and was excited to buy a new one. They came in a variety of colors and patterns as well as sizes. They change the look of any outfit and you automatically feel luxurious when you wear one. I love how this reptile inspired pattern bright this scarf is with vibrant orange and red with a touch of blue. The pattern reminds me of a snake. Even if you wear it with an outfit in all black, it will pop and make a statement. One of the coolest things is when you buy an Hermes scarf is that they give you a set of mini cards with illustrations and pictures of creative ways to wear your scarf Like I said before, Hermes is in no ways cheap but will always be in style and the quality of their items will last forever.

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Leather shorts and Thigh High Boots- These two things are one of my favorite things I bought this past season. I’m obsessed. I had been wanting to buy thigh high boots for awhile, especially since my other black boots got completely worn out and was so excited I found this pair at Macy’s which was a surprise. They have a thick heel and are very comfortable and easy to walk in, even if you don’t wear  high heels a lot. I definitely recommend checking some cool boots out for yourself. I found these shorts online actually and they are so comfortable and can be worn during any season. I love pairing opaque stockings under my shorts and it keeps me nice and warm. Wearing my thigh high boots with my leather shorts is the perfect combination.

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New handbags- I have two new handbags to share which are the complete opposite of each other. One is a beautiful vintage embroidery handbag with floral detailing. It has dividing pockets inside it which is great at keeping your purse stuff organized. I saw a variety of color combinations in this purse but the gold and gray one was my favorite. The other one is a metal alloy abstract stone cut clutch. I was instantly drawn to this. It looks very high fashion and is made to look like an abstract cut gem. It reminds me of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video. The best thing about this clutch is that it is small for a night out but big enough to fit my iPhone in which is something that I struggle with when small evening bags. It comes with a chain strap also so you can wear it different ways.

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Thank you for letting me share all of these with you. What are some of your favorite fashion items?

Winter Wardrobe on a Budget

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   If you are on a budget or just don’t feel like purchasing an entire new wardrobe for winter, there are easy ways to utilize your spring and summertime clothing without having to buy a lot of extra pieces that can only be worn just for the one  season. Instead you only have to purchase a few things to add to your closet and can save your money to buy yourself something special.

Cardigans- Pairing a cardigan over a short sleeve or strapless shirt or dress allows you to wear your warm weather clothes in the winter. You can find cardigans in all different shapes, styles, colors, and patterns and change your outfit completely. Cardigans are also great because they are always available to buy and you can wear them all year long.

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Keeping your legs warm- Tights, stockings, and knee socks will keep your legs toasty warm in the cold weather. They look so cute with skirts and even shorts. They are very inexpensive to buy with the exception of designer brands which can be a little more in price but are still affordable and come in all different styles and are sold pretty much everywhere, including drugstores.

Thermal shirts- These shirts will always keep you warm and toasty. They are great because they are thin enough to wear under shorts sleeve shirts but will always keep you warm without being to heavy or bulky. They are not expensive to buy so get them in every color and print.

Layer, Layer, Layer- In the cold winter, layering your clothes is your friend. Layer a tee over a tank, pair it under a sweater, and throw your coat on. Utilize gloves, a scarf, and a hat as warm cute accessories to give your outfit extra pop.                     Layering your clothes is also a good idea to do if you live somewhere where the weather is either unpredictable or is constantly changing throughout the day. You’ll be able to stay toasty warm and then peel off some of your layers if it starts to get hot.