Thursday, May 30, 2013

Audrey Hepburn on a boat!

Audrey Hepburn's style was always simple, classy, and chic. She is the quintessential style inspiration and icon. Some might say she's overrated, but darlings, a style icon such as Hepburn is a timeless beauty and is never overrated. She has truly stood the test of time.

Photos by Hans Gerber
We love these pictures of Hepburn. They were taken in 1954 on her holiday vacation in Switzerland. They're so fresh and inspiring. She looks so carefree out on the boat and it shows the icon in a beautiful light. Her ensemble is classic Hepburn with a touch of preppy. We couldn't help but be inspired and hope you are too!

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XO Wil Harris 
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Summer Rainbow!

Summer is less than a month away for the Northern hemisphere and this past weekend in Atlanta gave us good reason to believe that it'll be one for the record books!

 Summer brings feelings of happy and small moments — the sand beneath your toes, the wind in your hair, warmer waters, colder drinks, bright colors, sticky lips and fingers from a strawberry Popsicle, the smell of sun tan lotion, backyard barbecues, longer nights and of course the summerlicious fashion!  

A summer rainbow:


Red: top, nail polish | Orange: DressWedges Yellow: Sunglassesnail polish Green: bag, nail polish Blue: shoes, dress Purple:  nail polish, maxi skirt


Are you ready for summer? What's your favorite thing (or not so favorite thing) about summer? Let us know in the comments! 
XOX Wil Haris 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

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We wish you all a fun and happy holiday as we remember all the people who have so bravely fought for our country. To all the fallen soldiers, service men and women and their families  We thank you for your service and sacrifice!
XO Wil Harris

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Say.Style.Wear.Live

Sometimes, fashion is not always a visual and in your face concept — sometimes we can use words of inspiration for a little style pick me up. We picked our top 10 fashion quotes that will inspire you to pull out your LBD or speak words of kindness. 
Say it with purpose, style it your way, wear it with confidence, and live it everyday! 


“One is never over- or under- dressed with a little black dress.”
—Karl Lagerfeld


“A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
—Sophia Loren


“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”
—Ralph Lauren

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
Audrey Hepburn

“Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.”
—Christian Louboutin 

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.”
—Alicia Keys


“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” 
—Alexander Wang


“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.”
—Carrie Bradshaw


“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.”
—Coco Chanel


“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.”
—Lauren Hutton


What  are some of your favorite fashion quotes? Are any on our list? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Once you go white you'll never go back!


Wearing all white from head to toe is a very sleek and sophisticated look. With all the floral prints and brights colors making their way on the walkways of everyday life, white brings a sense of newness. It's an exceptional color for a simple high-impact statement. 


There are many shades of white, like beige, ivory, eggshell, latte, nude, champagne, pure white, vanilla, cream, bone... this can go on and on. And the best part is, there's a shade of white out there for everyone! It's like the bride picking out that perfect shade of white for her wedding dress, because let's face it, not everyone looks good in pure white. 


Wearing all white can be intimidating but here are a few simple tips that you can follow as a guideline:

1. Find the right shade of white that compliments your skin tone.
In general, there are two types of skin tones: warm and cool. Warm skin tones have dark tones and have olive or brown undertones. Cool skin tones are light to medium and have pink or yellow undertones. Warm skin tones look great in really bright whites and give a great contrast, on the opposite side, it can make cool tones look washed out. Ivory looks great with medium skin tones with pink undertones. Here is a great article to help you figure out if you're warm or cool! 

2. Wear pieces that are comfortable to you.
This seems like an easy rule to follow, but remember, you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort! Wear that white tank top with your white jeans, or that big slouchy sweater. White can be intimidating and you don't want to feel uncomfortable in it. And ladies, we will advise you not to wear white when Aunt flow comes to visit! 

3. Underneath is (probably) as important as the surface.
While wearing white underwear with a white outfit sounds reasonable, it's definitely not the best option. If you wear those white undies with the pink polka dots, everyone will know it! Find underwear that is closet to your skin complexion or flesh colored ones. Thongs are a great choice of underwear but if you don't like to wear them, boy shorts or even spanx work just as great. 

4. Play with textures and color.
Wearing all white gives you a great blank canvas to work with. Adding interesting textures, like lace and embroidery add great charm and contrast. The same thing goes for color. While we love the purity and freshness of an all white ensemble, we know there are others who feel more comfortable with a little color. You can either mix and match different shades of white, keep your accessories on the neutral side (black, tan) or be bold with a pop of color. Instead of white heels, you can wear black heels or a fun pop of red and even a simple colored skinny belt. 

Would you wear all white? How would you wear it? Do you have any tips for wearing white? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Swimming in style!


While browsing through Pinterest, we came across a lot of cute vintage swimsuit pictures. They put a smile on our faces and have us wondering what the subjects in the pictures were thinking and doing at the time. Was it just a fun day at the beach with their friends or were they hoping to get the attention of that cute lifeguard with the dimples? Whatever the case, their swimsuits did all the talking and had them swimming in style. 

Vintage swimsuits are super girly, feminine, classy and bring back times where life seemed so simple. They're modest yet sexy and will have you looking glamorous while catching the rays.


Playa dress up two piece swim dress, $89.99
Splice of life one piece in black, $89.99
Pink retro halter Bikini, $24.80
Swim stroke of genius one piece, $241.99
Striped bandeau bikini, Top $13.80, bottom $12.80
Star in Stripes One Piece
Stars and stripes one piece, $111.99
Bathing Beauty One Piece in Hibiscus
Bathing beauty one piece in hibiscus, $89.99

Would you wear a vintage or retro swimsuit? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunny and sweet

Summer is almost here and we're craving something sunny and sweet! For a refreshing look, nothing is as refreshing as a big juicy printed orange blouse or skirt. How fun is that?



XO Wil Harris

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Triple Drop!

Simple yet fancy, triple drop chandelier earrings add elegance and charm to any ensemble. Whether you're attending a black tie event wearing a floor length gown with your hair in cascading curls or wearing casual blue jeans and a crisp white button down shirt with a high pony-tail, these little darlings are a great way to add instant glam. From rose gold to tassels, we are definitely falling in love! 




XO Wil Harris

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Wedged between style!

What's the best shoe to wear without compromising style and comfort? The wedge heel! It has a thick distinctive one piece sole whereas high heels have a separate sole. Wedge heels have different heights and can range from very low and conservative heels to Lady Gaga crazy heels. These one of a kind shoes have been around since the 1930s. Back then, the wedge didn't have such a distinct heel and had cellophane straps. 

Italian designer, Salvatore Ferragamo, created the wedge in 1935. The first wedge was an orthopedic wedge and later progressed into the wedge heel. He used cork and wood in his designs because there was a shortage of leather and rubber. During WWII, the wedge heel became popular because leather and other materials were needed for the war. The wedge heel was colorful and loud in the 1970s and the wedge sneaker became trendy in the 1990s.

A wedge heel designed by Ferragamo for Judy Garland

Today, you can find the perfect pair because there are many different styles to choose from. What we love most about these shoes is that they can transition easily from day to night and season to season. They look great with a casual pair of shorts or dressy with a summer dress. Here are a few that we are currently crushing on... because they do change from time to time :)


{One} Steve Madden Haywire Espadrille {Two} Crown julep wedge {Three} Tate color-block wedge {Four}Wendi peep toe wedge {Five} It must be malt wedge {Six} Daffodil smooth goat {Seven} Holly wedge sandal 


Do you wear wedge heels? Do you prefer wedges or heels? Which wedge is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Xo Wil Harris 
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fashionable TV moms!

In honor of Mother's Day, we'll like to share with you one of our most popular post, seven fashionable TV moms. Some are over-bearing, most are loving, all are nosy and a few just don't get it, however, these TV moms all have one thing in common...you guessed it, style! They have filled our homes with their antics, tears, drama, humor, and of course fashion sense. These fashionable moms range from millionaires to lawyers with a mixture of the glamour, the modern, and the classic. 

Laura Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Laura is a mom from the 60's with a modern and iconic style that was ahead of her time. She wore classic cuts such as A-line skirts and dresses and often wore cigarette pants, which became a big trend. Mary Tyler Moore, the actress who played Laura said, "'Women don't wear full-skirted dresses to vacuum in."


Clair Huxtable, The Cosby Show
The successful lawyer and mother of five kept it real with her attitude and style. Her closet was filled with bold colors, big shoulders and belts, statement jewelry, cocktail dresses, over-sized sweaters all of which represented her strong personality at home and in the courtroom. 

Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy
This quirky mom with a personality and style to match is probably the funniest TV mom. Her red hair is part of her signature look as well as her head scarves and gingham patterned dresses that had just the right amount of feminine touch.

Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
This stay-at-home mom doesn't shy away from her voluptuous figure. She wouldn't be caught in sweats or mom jeans, but body hugging jeans, pencil skirts, cleavage bearing tops and an assortment of colorful dresses. 


Charlotte York Goldenblatt, Sex and the City
 Charlotte has a love conquers all attitude and embodies the prim, pretty, and proper style. She wears bold colors and was rarely seen wearing jeans or pants. She showed off her shape with classic accessories like belts and strutted the streets of Manhattan with style and grace. 
Betty Draper, Mad Men
This is one of the television shows that has shaped the fashion zeitgeist and has had a huge influence on the runway. Betty's style is reminiscent of  the 1960's glam era. She completes her look with dainty accessories like gloves and pearls.

Lily Van Der Woodsen, Gossip Girl
Lily's life is filled with drama and so is her closet. Her style consist of designer bags and designer dresses.This upper East side mom attends the most elite parties in Manhattan draped in nothing but the best.

Who is your favorite TV mom? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chain Chain Chain!

Embellishments are always a good thing, especially when it comes to your handbag! Studs were popular last season and the edgy look continues with the chain strap. These tough little details add spunk and fun to any ensemble. 

images via Vogue


Chain handle clutch
$40.00
Top Shop
Cut it out crossbody
$68.00
Betsey Johnson
Leather chain clutch
$98.00
The Trend Boutique
Vany Crossbody
$98.00
Shoe Box
Crossbody clutch
$29.98
Aldo
iPad case
$24.98
Aldo


Friday, May 3, 2013

Suakoko Betty trunk show recap!

Last Thursday we had the pleasure of attending the Suakoko Betty  (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) trunk show hosted by two Atlanta fashion bloggers, Trina from Baby Shopaholic and Eboni from Fashionista-Next-Door. We had a great time mingling with other bloggers and fashionistas in the Atlanta area while shopping beautiful modern African print designs in gorgeous dresses, accessories and separates. 



Charlene Dunbar is the designer and founder behind Suakoko Betty and we're proud to call her our cousin. Charlene has always had an eye for fashion so when she launched Suakoko Betty in 2007, we knew there was nothing but great things to come! 

The name Suakoko Betty is an unforgettable and original name like Charlene's designs. "Suakoko" means place of new beginnings in Kpelle, a West African dialect, and is also the name of a re-known female warrior chief in Liberia, West Africa. Translation: we bring fresh, lead-don't-follow thinking to African-inspired design (Suakoko Betty). 

You can purchase all things Suakoko Betty from the online inventory or if you're in the Atlanta area, at The Beehive Boutique. Suakoko Betty has a wide range of colorful prints and patterns you can choose from for a custom design. For more information on pricing, custom outfits, and all things Suakoko Betty, can contact Charlene at Charlene@SuakokoBetty.com. and/or visit SuakokoBetty.com.

**We want to give a special thanks to Charles Dunbar for these amazing pictures!**




Left:Our brother Lasanna and his wife Najah,
Middle: Trina from Baby Shopaholic
Right: Charlene with one of the attendees. 


These pictures were taken with Monia's S3. 


Left: Charlene helping Eboni, from Fashionista-Next-Door, tie her bow. She's wearing a beautiful Suakoko Betty design. 

Beautiful ladies all rocking Suakoko Betty.


The models after the fashion show with Charlene, Eboni, and Trina. Every outfit here is a Suakoko Betty original! Talk about gorgeous. 

Fashionistas of Atlanta striking a pose. We love how Wonder Woman is behind all these beautiful ladies... Girl power!!!

XO Wil Harris