MY FIRST LOVE

Love is in the air this month at least that’s what they say. So I decided to twin with my very first love, my Sanaa. We went H.A.M on all things cheetah print. I have to give my husband all the credit on these outfits. He bought every very single piece. However there was a small problem; my broke best friend has to have everything I have.

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My face when she returns my stuff damaged

The problem with a teenage daughters is that they like to “borrow” your things without asking and they also return your things in less than stellar condition. So my husband made sure there would be no arguments; he got two of everything. He knows us so well. And might just be the best husband in the world; don’t tell him I said that he’ll get a big head.

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Drea Does Dallas, Part 2

In my last post I promised to tell you all about my very first experience at an Airbnb. So let me just start by saying I love Dallas. This was my second trip and I’ll be back for sure. Soooooooo about the Airbnb, the neighborhood where the house was located was a little sketchy. I’m not a stranger to sketchy, I grew in Brooklyn in the 80’s, sketchy was abundant, however as an adult I’m not a fan of paying for sketchy.

We pulled up to the house, it was cute albeit in a questionable neighborhood. We opened the doors, the interior was cute as well but the house was freezing. I get you want to save some coins on the heating bill, ok. But as we move through the house and reach the back door you could small the scent of cat spray; it’s a very distinct order. Not the owners fault a bunch of strays are squatting in his back yard. But the flimsy door my nine year old could kick open did lead to me question my safety; there were even talks of finding another spot for the weekend. We talked each other out of that idea but at 3 am we regretted that decision.

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Drea Does Dallas, Part 1

So I’ve wanted to do a post about a big mama splurge for a while now but I had to find something worthy of the post. I think I hit the bullseye with this one guys. But first let’s talk mommy-guilt.

Mommy-guilt can manifest itself in many different ways but one of the most profound is the feeling that you don’t deserve or need something REALLY nice, i.e. that Louie bag or those Loubs, or that new power suit you had your eye on for months because you feel like your child or children, will undoubtedly need something. Who are you to be spending money on yourself? I SAY FIGHT THE FEELING LADIES!!! Children, will always, always, ALWAYS need something. A bath, a meal, new teeth, new lungs (my kid has asthma, I wish we could buy her new lungs), the point is they WILL always need something; so LIVE a little and forget about those kids, at least until you finish shopping.

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So I took my own advice and bought my very first pair of Stuart Weitzman boots! A pair of Stuey’s can run you a good $800 easily. I’m proud to say I did not pay $800 for my Edie’s. I knew I needed these in my life, they are named after my little sister for God-sakes. She’s special, they’re special, it was meant to be. So I waited for a dope sale and got them for WAYYYY less. Don’t ask me how much less, just less…lol

When I was asked by Dynamic Duos Images to be their model for a photo walk and studio session in Dallas, you know I had to bring my new babies with me. I got to carry my “Edie” around once again…lol However the Edie’s weren’t the only star of the show, I bought a colorful shaggy/fringy (it’s debatable in some circles) cardigan for a little extra umph. I’m giving you all kinds of street style in this one folks.

If you’ve been paying attention you may have noticed I don’t limit myself to one style. I can do street styles, business, trendier looks, because I wear what I like (exercising  modesty and grace of course) and you should too! I do lean towards more polished looks but I do like to mix it up every once and awhile. That’s the beauty of fashion, you can mix it up, always keep them guessing. “Nobody puts babe in a corner!”

With that said, we shot several different looks during our little Dallas adventure. You’ll see more looks and hear all about Dallas; the good, bad, and the ugly. Yes there was some ugly. Let’s just say my first experience staying at an Airbnb was interesting. So prepare yourselves for the Drea Does Dallas series, this is Part 1. Enjoy!

 

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WINTER IN COLOR

Who said you winter has to be drab?! As you know I love bold and bright colors. This post is all about the looks I put together for a photo walk/studio session I was asked to join a few weeks ago. My go to photographer Kaneisha Johnson of Dynamic Duo Images asked me to be her model for the event and I didn’t hesitate.

What I love about the ladies at Dynamic Duo Images is that they haven’t rested on their laurels. They continue to hone their skills through collaborating and seeking the knowledge of more experienced and skilled artist and photographers.  It was an absolute pleasure working with all the photographers during the studio session and photo walk.

I was asked to put together a business/business casual look and an edgy look for the shoot; this is what I came up with.

The Business Look

I’ve had all the pieces for this look for a little while now so they aren’t going to be readily available. The pants are a apart of a set purchased at Asos. The shoes are from Zara. The top is from Banana Republic, my go to for fun button down shirts. You should be able to find similar options and if not reach out I’d be happy to help.

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ROYALTY

My favorite color in the world is blue. Almost any shade of blue, but my absolute favorite is royal blue. If you’re a love language person I think that’s my color. Royal blue is cool, calm, commanding. At the same time it is bold, beautiful, and dare I say regal… It speaks to me in so many ways, I just love it!

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Lovely in Lavender

Hey guys I know it’s been awhile since I posted a look; well the wait is over! My latest obsession is just about anything in the purple, lavender, lilac, family; it’s all a go for me.

One of my favorite style and fashion influencer’s brought my lavender dreams to life. Blair Eadie , blogger, fashion maven, and overall baad girl, collaborated with Halogen (one of Nordstrom’s best selling ready to wear brands) to bring us, you, me a line of fresh, fun, and oh so feminine pieces.

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WORKING WOMEN WEDNESDAYS

Today’s post is all about Body By Brandi. It was a real treat to be apart of the re-branding campaign for this all natural skin care line. And I’m not just saying this because Brandi is one of my best friends and favorite people in the entire world; maybe I’m a little bias. But anytime I get to put a few of my favorite things together, beauty and fashion, I’m all in. I styled Brandi for the shoot and even got to play model in a few shots.

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Body by Brandi features some of the most amazing, skin replenishing, body butters, creams and soaps on the market. And you cannot beat the price point on these gifts from God. You guys know I jumped at the chance to be apart of the movement. Brandi’s body butters, soaps and creams treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Which can be a real issue in the dryer months to come. The line also features hair softeners and conditioners. And the best part about the entire line is that all of the ingredients are all natural. You can literally pronounce every ingredient on the packaging!!!

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Gift giving season is right around the corner and I can’t think of a better way to show your loved ones you care about them than with a gift from Body by Brandi.

You can find Body By Brandi products on the social media pages below:

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Until next time…

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