Fall is the fashion industry’s New Year, so it’s only fitting that one would kick off the opening of a new, bold, beautiful and trendy boutique during this very fashionable time of year!
It’s Saturday, I arrive at the grand opening of Hello Gorgeous, located in Downtown, Rahway, NJ. I walk into fashion Heaven! The decor has a vintage appeal and you literally want to take the furniture home in addition to a few new pieces of clothing. The DJ is playing all the music I know and love, the patrons are browsing and pulling looks and making their way to the register to purchase. There’s so much going on and the energy inside is upbeat and very welcoming. I walk over to introduce myself to the owners Cristal and Chyreise who were kind enough to invite me to attend and blog about the event.
Everyone is so pleasant. As I made my way around the boutique to look at all the beautiful pieces on display; I take notice of how the owners are interacting with their clients. It’s so refreshing to see them engaging their clients and helping them select pieces to fit their fashion personalities! Some places you go to only want to sell you the item, but Cristal and Chyreise take their time to help the clients pick options that will work best for them. There’s a Henna Artist, drinks and desserts are flowing all around and everyone is in a great mood.
I love that the boutique is an intimate space. I love intimate settings and the feeling of personalized shopping is refreshing. Oftentimes, you go into these huge stores and there’s no one around to help you if needed and it’s so impersonal. The price point for the clothing and accessories are very reasonable and you won’t have to break the bank to look great!
Overall, this was an awesome experience and I am so glad that Cristal and Chyreise reached out to me to attend and blog for their special event! This is a boutique that is going to be a permanent fixture in Rahway and I hope that you all get the chance to experience the quality pieces, great prices and overall great service. If you are not in or near the area, you can always shop online! For more photos from the Hello Gorgeous Grand Opening, click here
How fitting…My parents were together for 50 years and this is my fiftieth post! One year ago today, I lost the only MAN that meant the world to me, My father! Words cannot express how much I miss him. As I write this post, Whitney Houston is playing and I am drowning in tears. If you know me, you know that I am a true Daddy’s girl! We had the most special relationship and living without him has been painful, to say the least. I am trying everyday, to be strong and continue his legacy, but it is the most difficult thing to do. I constantly wonder if I’ve made him proud. He told me many times, so I should just take comfort in that. One of the many things my Dad taught me was to never give up on anything or anyone and I strive to make people better through my actions and interactions. I don’t want to go on and be sad about losing him, but I can’t help it.
My Dad was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He lit everything and everyone up around him and his smile could brighten up the darkest of days. Today, my mother, sisters, son, niece and nephew visit his grave at the National Cemetery to reflect and remember the great man that he was! He shaped all of our lives and I don’t know where any of us would be without him.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post! Until next time!
I’ve been gone for a minute, but I’m back and have a whole lot to share with you. I have been focusing on so many other things, that I let my blog take a backseat. Well, I’m here and ready to share all of my looks and experiences with you. I want to focus on both storytelling and fashion, so I decided to incorporate my everyday life into this blog. I hope you are ready for what I have in store for you!
A little about what I’m wearing in this post: Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding. My nieces teacher got married and invited us to be a part of the celebration. If you know me, then you know that I am such a sucker for love! I can’t wait to have a wedding of my own. It was a beautiful ceremony and my first Catholic wedding. I opted to wear a Red jumpsuit and white heels, as I didn’t want to be too over dressed. The weather was beautiful and the sun was shining all day. It was the perfect day to say, I do!
I hope that you all had an amazing weekend! Until next time!
If you live on the east coast, you know the winter we’ve been having, so it’s no surprise that today I decided to step out and and enjoy this lovely 60° weather! I’ve been sort of trapped in the house due to horrible weather and feeling not so great, but today, I figured I’d get out for a little sun! I wanted to keep my look simple since I had some running around to do. I opted for some two-toned skinny jeans, a DIY off the shoulder sweatshirt and my nude pumps! I’m so excited that spring is near and I can’t wait to share my upcoming looks with you!
Tuxedo dress (old)/V-Neck Tee/Ripped Denim/Booties/Clutch There are always pieces in your closet that you can pull together to create another look. The vest I’m wearing is actually a dress that I purchased from Zara years ago! I love the way it fits, but I prefer to add a little edge. Don’t limit your pieces to one style; they can be worked many different ways. I hope you all had a great Sunday!
So, last Friday was Halloween and I attended a Hallowedding with a friend! It was the most unorthodox wedding I’d ever attended, but it was a lot of fun! I don’t dress up for Halloween, but I opted to wear my beautiful green peplum dress from KTR Collection and my bow pumps from Steven by Steve Madden!
Tuesday was a great day…running errands and hanging out with my sister. Anyone that knows me knows that I love Disney! There’s something about Mickey and Minnie that remind me of my parents. I love the feel of this sweatshirt! I purchased it last year from Forever21. They always have great sweatshirts. The skirt, I purchased on clearance from Old Navy and the sneakers are Vans for J. Crew ( this season).
It was such a beautiful day today! Spring is here and I’m so excited for all the colorful looks that will be displayed. Its been a few days since I’ve been out , but I decided to take in some of the nice weather. I love camouflage and decided that today I’d add a pop of color. Hope you all enjoy!
It was a very cool fall day in NJ and I’m heading into NYC for some fun! I’m so glad it’s the season for OTKB! I paired my Steve Madden boots (circa 2010) with some high waisted jeans and an oversized sweatshirt for a cool look. I didn’t want to be overly dressed for hanging out.
Ever think about how long Mickey and Minnie have been together? LOL! Me either, but as I got dressed this morning, I thought of it and wondered if I’d ever have a long lasting relationship. I know this has nothing to do with fashion, but it was the inspiration for my look today. I tend to wear white all year long, as I don’t follow anyone’s fashion rules. As you can see, I cut my hair even shorter. I feel my best when I my hair is short like this. I’ve always been natural and I wouldn’t have it any other way… I love my features and I feel that you can see all of me this way.