Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Top Ten Posts Of 2013

It's hard to believe that my blog is less than a year old, but you guys have truly made this year such an amazing year for me, we're almost at 8000 views! I am so humbled by your support! I figure, why not compile all the posts you love into one place so you can see the top ten posts this year! Let's go!


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Fashion Crush Friday: Victoria Beckham


This week, I'd like to shout out Miss Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham! Always on the cutting edge,  she has a style and sophistication all her own! Let check her out!

http://thetrendboutique.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/style-icon-victoria-beckham-celebrates-39-the-trend-boutique/

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fashion Crush Friday: Solange Knowles



Known not just for being Beyonce's sister, but a staple in the fashion industry, Solange is bold, daring, and out-of-the-box in her style. Let's take quick a look at it, shall we?


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Party Fashion!


OK, if you're like me, that means you wait until the last minute to put together a party outfit. Well, it's the holidays and I'm sure you'll be going to one of the millions being planned as we speak! So I've decided to put a little something together to give you ideas on what to wear!


Friday, December 13, 2013

Fashion Crush Friday: Rita Ora

Welp, with #throwbackthursday, #mancandymonday and all the other days of the week being used for something social media dubs important,  I decide to have Fashion Crush Friday! So who would I like to start with? Rita Ora!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Model Spotlight: Carmina Suzanne


I'm so happy to bring you another model spotlight! This time, I bring you the amazing Carmina Suzanne! Check her out!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fashion Pin Spotlight: How to Wear Your Jeans


Hey guys! Here's my latest Pinterest find on how to rock what you have in the best possible way! This time, we're talking about jeans! While I would LOVE to give credit for this picture, unfortunately, the original page that carried this image is no longer valid. But thanks if you happen to be reading this! There's more to read at the bottom!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Here We Go: 2013 AMA Fashion Recap

Alright y'all, as I promised on my Facebook page, here is my recap of some of the fashions from the 2013 American Music Awards..... Here we go!


http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/11/25/kelly-osbourne-polices-her-own-fashion/3696979/


 First, let's talk about who got it right!


http://bellastyles.com/2013/11/25/the-2013-amas-fashion-wrap-up-white-is-the-new-black/


White was a big hit this year! Miley found some sense and had on a FABULOUS pants suit, keeping it simple and classy! While I love Nicole Richie's dress, I felt like it may have been a smidge too big for her hips, causing the back to dip too low. It also made her lose any thought of a curve to her waistline. Christina looks to have lost more weight and wore a very flattering piece to show off her new body. I personally liked her with more curves. Kendall Jenner sexed it up a bit by wearing this assemble. I think the necklace pulled it off nicely! All in all, these stunning ladies in white SERVED!


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I may not be a Taylor Swift fan, but damnit, that girl is wearing the hell out of this dress! She is giving a country rock feel and it works! While I normally don't blog about men's fashion, let's just take a moment and bask in the glory that is Justin Timberlake......... *wipes drool* OK, I'm  done! And of COURSE we have to talk about Naya Rivera SLAYING the entire show with this AMAZING Michael Kors gown.... That man KNOWS how to dress a woman! *swoon*


Now, lets talk about the outfits that were OK, but not quite on the mark.


http://www.upscalehype.com/2013/11/celebs-style-at-2013-american-music-awards/#g=13http://www.upscalehype.com/2013/11/celebs-style-at-2013-american-music-awards/#g=13


Now you guys know how I feel about cut outs (if not, read this), Ciara got this good old side eye from me for this J. Mendel dress. We get it, you're sexy, but wearing a large hairnet is a bit over the top. Leave a little something to the imagination. And before you call me a hater, stop right now. I remember when Ciara didn't need to show 89.6% of her naked body to get attention or to sell records.... and she sold more music back then. Let that sink in.

Oh Jennifer Hudson, you are ALMOST there girl. I love the hair cut and I'm proud you lost the weight, but your styling still leaves much to be desired. The slit was awkward and her makeup didn't compliment the color of the dress. Maybe it's just me.... *shrug*


 Now let's talk about the folks that should have stayed home..... smh


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Again, I'm usually not one to talk about men's fashion, but something had to be said about these two fools... So I saw that someone online said that 2Chainz wore a shirt in homage to the hardest level on Tetris and nearly DIED y'all. The Internet has no chill. LOL

Now, I don't know what in the Earthly hell R. Kelly was thinking when he decided that rocking a leather kilt was going to be a thing for him, but I wish he would just STOP. No sir, it's not a thing. You look like a fancy bus boy.

Lastly, Zoe Saldana, I, just don't get this dress. Did it not fit and you thought stapling a second dress on the side would work? I'm confused... *yells to the back* Can I get some assistance please!?

And now..... *long sigh*

http://www.shefinds.com/2013/rihanna-rocked-a-doobie-wrap-to-the-amas-last-night-givingmelife/


I wanted to take some time to talk about Rihanna and not only for that damn "hairstyle" she wore, but the fact that someone hit their head and decided that she was an icon and figured she needed an award.

I mean, correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't you have like, I don't know, DECADES of accomplishments before you are considered an icon?! And to be completely honest, she doesn't dress herself, so if you are giving her an icon for being fashionable, give it to her stylist. But to be honest, her hair stylist needs to get his or her life together for allowing her to wear her hair in a doobie wrap to the daggone AMAs!!! You want to be comfortable during rehearsals, fine, NOT for the actual show!!!!  Hell, not even for a trip to mall. Brush out ya damn hair RiRi! OK, I'll let it go now. Oh and this outfit wasn't the best, but wasn't the worst. I'll leave it at that.



So how do you feel about the fashions of the 2013 American Music Awards? I know there were plenty of other people there, but I didn't feel like talking about them all. LOL Let me know how ya feel!

Stay Fab! <3
SBSR

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Giveaway Winner Spotlight: Zarinah Washinton


On my Facebook page, I had a giveaway for my 300th fan. Well, the lovely Zarinah Washington was the winner and I just felt compelled to get more info on her amazing journey over the past 2 years to become a more healthy, positive, and amazing version of herself. Check it out!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Fashion Pin Spotlight: Buying Clothes For Your Body Type

As always, I LOVE to bring you guys the great Pinterest pins I find to help you and your wardrobe (like this one on rocking maxi dresses). This pin is ESSENTIAL when shopping for clothes! Here is a great tool to shop for your body type! Below is an example of an hourglass shape; however, click on the picture to see all body types broken down thanks to Ezibuy! Enjoy!



Did you find this pin helpful? Why or why not? Let me know dolls!

Stay Fab! <3
SBSR

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hot This Season: Purses I Love!


Hey guys! So continuing on with things that are making me swoon this season, let's talk about purses!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Joan Rivers Came For Jennifer Lawrence, and I'm Not Mad At!


Now y'all know I love Jennifer Lawrence. Her style, her tenacity and her acting skills. Not to mention she gorgeous! I even talked about her Vogue cover here. But she came for the "Fashion Police" and Joan Rivers was NOT here for it, and you know what? Neither was I. Let's talk about it!



So it all started with Jennifer Lawrence advocating size acceptance among Hollywood, which I TOTALLY agree with! But then she goes on to bash Fashion Police, saying shows like that "are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values".

Mailonline.com has the full interview about the feud here, which includes photos of Joan Rivers' tweets like the ones shown below:


I am so #teamjoan right now. I mean, I have NEVER heard them talk about weight on Fashion Police! They stay true to the FASHION and never criticize anyone on how much they should weigh! The few times they have, is when someone LOOKS too skinny in an outfit!

Come on JLaw, you have to do better. If you are going to use words to be an advocate, make sure they are the right ones. If not, go have a seat and wait until the next Hunger Games movie girl. Don't throw people and shows into the foolery who have no reason to be there; otherwise, you will have Mother Rivers dragging you on Twitter. 


So what do y'all think? Are you #teamjoan or #teamjennifer? Let me know!

Stay Fab! <3
SBSR

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Fashion Show Mall and My Forever 21 Habit

Hey y'all! Just like my other Forever 21 post, I found myself strolling around the Fashion Show Mall out here in Las Vegas, Nevada and decided to go site seeing! Check out what shenanigans I got into!



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sparkle and Shine: Fall/Winter Jewelry Trends!

While we've talked about clothes and nails, we can't forget the finishing touches.... JEWELRY! Let's take a look at all the bells and baubles that are in style this season!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!


Hey Lovelies! I simply wanted to share all of the great Halloween shenanigans that happened here in the world of SBSR! Check it my photo montage!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Warm and In Style: Winter Coats for 2013


With October nearly gone, the tempts are are dropping and those cardigans may no longer be cutting it by themselves. So lets take a look at some of the hot styles for winter coats this season! Shout out to all of those pinners on Pinterest and Madame Google for the great pictures!



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fashion Pin Spotlight: Maxi Dresses In The Fall


Hey guys! I'm bringing you another gem I stumbled upon cruising through Pinterest! This is one is near and dear to my heart because I live by the "365 days a year" maxi dress rule... Here is how it's done! Just click the link to check it out! I hope you enjoy and keep those maxi dresses out all year! If you need to know how to buy the right maxi, check out my post here.






Stay Fab! <3
SBSR

Monday, October 14, 2013

Model Spotlight: Rikkisha McGee


This week, I would like to kick off my model spotlight. Each week, I hope to bring you a new, up and coming model! Check out the fabulous Rikkisha McGee! As the reigning Face of J'vonshay*, she breaks all stereotypes of the "typical model", being a petite 5'3". But don't let her height fool you, she is FIERCE! Check out her interview below!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Do You Know Your Shoes?


Do you know what a Peep-Toe Platform Slingback is? What about a Heel-less Ankle Strap Platform? It's not science my friend, it's SHOES! I've found the perfect guide to shoe terminology! Also, I'll be highlighting some of my favorite "children". Check it!


(These are so comfy!)

The picture below breaks it all down. Feast your eyes!

Monday, October 7, 2013

The 2013 Miss World Fashion Show


Ahhh Buzzfeed, always giving me what I need. They highlighted 37 dresses from the Miss World Fashion Show (Props to Miss Philippines for taking the win!) and some were AMAZING while some fell a little short. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fashion Trends That Need To DIE: Random Ass Cutouts



OK, so a friend of mine showed me a picture of a new "celebrity" couple and it made me want to have a fit. I have now been inspired to go on a rant, follow me if you will as we discuss the first travesty that needs a swift slice to the throat....

RANDOM ASS CUT OUTS


Stop it, now. Things are just getting out of line.... Like, WTF is this?

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(If you know who this "celebrity" is, good for you, I don't wanna give her any Google hits, so I won't mention her name, she's trash.)

 There is just SO MUCH WRONG happening in this picture.... I can't even deal. FIRST off, your boobs, seriously. This "celebrity" has boobs that are damn near resting on her stomach. Girl. GIRL! Is that a "flesh" colored mesh piece in between? If you don't have the cans that can stand up on their own, DON'T WEAR THE DRESS! And who needs to see THAT much of your torso? Keep it classy people.

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Why even wear clothes!? Just walk around in pasties.... Mind you, these can be found in the "dressy" section of the dress department at GoJane.com.... They scream "dressy" don't they? Nothing says classy like arm pit cut outs! Oh, and you can TOTALLY be modest with lace up front. You don't want your boob AND nipple showing. 


And my plus size ladies..... *facepalm* EVERYTHING AIN'T FOR US!!!! This shit has got to stop....

If you see your skin bulging from the side, TAKE IT OFF! We are sexy, we are fierce, we can wear whatever we want..... TO A DEGREE. Ladies, have more respect for yourself. And that dress? I won't even go there.

*deep breath* OK, I think I'm done, for now. Y'all, nothing upsets me more than a beautiful woman wearing something ridiculous, just for attention. Mystery is sexy, simple is sexy, confidence is sexy. This shit here, ain't sexy. You are giving your mystery away at the expense of what? Stay classy girls, leave the holes to Swiss cheese and basketball nets, not your clothes.

Now, don't get me wrong! There are very TASTEFUL items that have cut outs in them, these are simply examples of "designers" getting scissor happy and the crazy people buying them.

Tell me how you feel? Do you agree or no? If not, tell me why!

Stay Fab! <3
SBSR

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Designer Alert: Isabel Marant Spring 2014



So here I am, surfing the net like I do.... then BAM! I'm smacked in the face with a HOT designer! Thank you Style Pantry for spotlighting this amazing designer!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

New Items In Stock!


Hey folks! Just thought I would let you guys know that there are some hot new items in the store this week! Check them out by clicking that good old "read more" link!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Article Find: A Queer History of Fashion

Hey guys! I stumbled upon a VERY interesting article today and wanted to share it with you. Now, it's no surprise that some of the most prominent designers in the industry are gay designers, but how much of an impact does that make for other designers trying to get into the industry? Let's look more into the article!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fashion Week Spring 2014 As Told by Youtube

Hey Guys! While I wipe the last tear of sadness for not being at Mercedes -Benz Fashion Week this year, I am please to bring you some of my favorite looks coming for the Spring 2014 season! Thanks Youtube for making me feel like I was there (somewhat)!

*photo credit to blogs.nordstrom.com

Monday, September 16, 2013

I Wanna Get Nailed.... Do You?


While I love talking about fashion in regards to clothing, we cannot neglect our nails! With nail art evolving by LEAPS AND BOUNDS from as recent as 10 years ago, they are easily becoming a fashion movement in themselves. Let's check out some of the awesome, trendy, and FUNCTIONAL nail art out right now!


(These are actually Radiant Blends' nails. AMAZING, right?)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Your Diva Within: The Teaser Edition


Hey Y'all! I know, it's been like a week since I posted... WHAT?! Sorry, had a lot going on. One of those things being our AMAZING Diva event, Your Diva Within! I wanted to throw a few pictures at you guys to let you know how it went! Check out how The Diva Squad worked it out! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Makeover Magic: Amber

Hey guys! Now that you've met the squad, check out another awesome makeover done!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Back To School Makeup!


Scrolling through one of my favorite makeup artists (MUA), friend, and fellow Diva Squad member, Radiant Blends, I came across a gem of an article for all you ladies going back to school and need a little help when trying to look your best!