beat the odds.

8/27/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm" -Sandy J. Phillips

Ahhh...oh how busy I have been! Fashion week is coming up so soon, and I can't be any more excited. Not really sure where I want to go for fashion night out..any suggestions? I have one amazing outfit so far, but still need about 3 more for other events. What's everyone doing for fashion week! Hopefully I get to meet some amazing people and hopefully see some of my followers as well! This 80's top was one of my first thrift finds ever and I just NOW am getting around to it. I convinced my mom to take these pictures and she loves me so of course she said yes haha!

Thank you to everyone who has voted for me so far! September 8th is the cut off date. To vote for me click HERE!!!!


im a complex woman.

8/22/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"You are not your past, you are not all the things that have happened to are the possibility of what can be" -Oprah

Color blocking is THE most favorite thing I like doing in fashion. Another fun fact...purple is my all time favorite color, im talking about all shades. Light and dark. I've had this obsession with hats for a while now, I'm not sure what it is. I guess I want to see what different hats I can pull off. If anyone knows where I can buy super fashionable hats, you have to let me know asap haha. This month I was featured in Idler-Mag along with 3 other talented individuals who have bold and unapologetic styles such as myself. Everyone check out my feature HERE! By the way, this entire outfit is thrifted besides my heels which are Candies!

Thank you to everyone who has voted for me so far! September 8th is the cut off date. To vote for me click HERE!!!!


shades of light.

8/20/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are" -Max DePree

This is an RPS Addict dress. You guys can all check out the amazing line HERE including the super cute bubble dress I'm wearing. There are so many gorgeous pieces, I literally picked out about 12 things. You guys MUST go check it out asap! Finally have one entire outfit ready for fashion week. I still have to bring it to a seamstress to get it just right, but other than that, I'm good to go. I only have 2 more outfits to figure out!

Everyone who loves me or is a fan or follower of for me on American Apparel's site for the XL Model search! To vote for me click HERE!!!!


lift off.

8/16/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"You have to value your worth. No one in this world is going to appreciate you as much as you appreciate yourself" -Nadia Aboulhosn

Sometimes I have unfavorable days, sometimes I have astounding days, most days are mediocre, but everyday I keep in mind how blessed I am. After almost 2 years of fashion blogging, I couldn't begin to imagine it would evolve into what its becoming today. The opportunity to reach out to as many people as I have everywhere through online networking has given me such happiness. My entire life I knew I wanted to help people but always ended up attempting to help those who didnt even want to help themselves. Then college came, I was still unsure of my career, then fashion came, and I knew I was home. After all these years, I finally feel like I'm on the road to accomplishing what one day will be an entire fashion empire, inspiring people everywhere. To hear that I am an inspiration to all of you not only is touching, but rewarding. Most people ask how I have such confidence? It took me many years of hard work to get where I am emotionally and mentally today. I am an egomaniac, I am a perfectionist, I am a realist, i'll be the first to admit it. "Reality is always in front of our eyes, some people just choose not to see it"...I always chose to see it. Start accepting reality for what it is, and that is when you can really start accomplishing your goals and focusing mainly on yourself which leads to confidence and self empowerment. My interior is much greater than my exterior.


All I really want to say here is that I appreciate every single one of my followers, the sweet comments, messages, emails, tweets, the support, the opportunities, and to thank everyone who loves me and what I do. You guys, help me get to where I want to be in life, you guys are helping me become everything I've only dreamed of being. I hope to keep inspiring each and every one of you. Thank you for being so supportive of me and my dreams. This smiling picture is for my followers who say I never smile haha.

never show a sign of weakness.

8/14/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, And endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, They will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" -Henry David Thoreau

In NY while thrift shopping, I ended up only buying a bunch of jewelry. For some reason, I didn't find much clothes there that were worth me buying even though it's already super inexpensive. So when I landed back in Florida...I went on a little thrift shopping spree since I was deprived for 10 days haha and only spent $20 and got a MASSIVE amount of clothes, this dress is one of the items! A week ago, before I left New York, I met up with a fellow blogger and follower of mine by the name of Caroline, who also shares a blog with the wonderful Roxy! Both of these girls are super sweet and are sending out such a great self acceptance message to their followers. It's always a pleasure of mine to meet new people, especially people who already love me! haha They featured me on their blog The Broadist! AND you can also check out my feature HERE! While Caroline and I walked around SoHo..she asked me what languages I speak since my dad is Lebanese she figured I was going to say arabic..but I told her I only know two languages...English and Ebonics. buahahah!


once a princess, always a princess.

8/13/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

I had to..I really had to bring it back with an oldschool picture of myself. This is still my same angry face. haha. I found this picture and it's so funny because I feel it still defines me as the person I am today after all these years. 80's swimsuit since I'm obsessed with the 80's, my angry face if I don't get my way, and me acting like a princess as always haha. Having a blog, it's hard to know someone for who they really are. I'm so much more than a fashion blogger, and there is so much personality behind these photos that my followers don't get to see since it's only through the internet. Wish I could meet all my followers so they can see my real personality haha, so I thought it'd be cute to post this!


the fashion of his love.

8/12/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, And endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, They will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" -Henry David Thoreau

The first time I picked up this skirt in a thrift store, I felt like I was bullfighting because I always hold things out in front of me to get a better look at them. haha. My lace shirt, belt, and leopard bag are all thrifted as well. I was featured in Teen Vogue Online along with some other lovely ladies. Everyone check it out HERE!


brown high-heeled feminist.

8/10/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"If you're a strong female, you don't need permission" -Lady Gaga

I love hot pants, i love leopard, and i love red...this is how this combination came about haha. I'm pretty obsessed with sheer anything. The perfect word to describe sheer is elegant. This entire outfit is thrifted...besides my heels. The German online fashion magazine featured me 4 times in their street style section! Everyone go check out their website! To see the four street style features of me click HERE[1], HERE[2], HERE[3]!! Thank you so much for the feature! Now that I'm featured in a German magazine..I feel like it's only right to go around singing Lady Gaga's-Schei├če song haha! i love it.


city of dreams.

8/06/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life" -Greg Anderson

My trip up north is coming to an end. I leave back to Florida on Sunday. I WILL be coming back to New York for Fashion Week. I'm pretty excited about that =] This trip to NY has been pretty fun. On Monday, I had a photoshoot with Seventeen Magazine for their November 2011 issue. They styled me and 3 other super sweet models according to our body types. They styled me to accentuate the waist. Everyone who was there for the shoot, stylists, interns, editors, photographer, hair & make up stylist, EVERYONE was amazing and super sweet. It was such a great experience, so THANK YOU to Seventeen Magazine and all the people involved with the shoot! Keep an eye out for me in the November 2011 issue!


live passionately.

8/02/2011 | Best Blogger Tips

"No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work."

Aimee, who is the super sweet owner of contacted me to be one of a few bloggers who are going to be featured this month on the site to cover Fall trends for 2011. I chose print and pattern so you know the first thing I thought of was tribal prints because I'm obsessed with anything tribal haha. Everyone go check out the site HERE! It's a really good source for inspiration!

Included in this post is a necklace from Pixel <3 Pixel! Everyone MUST go check out her jewelry that she makes herself. She even custom makes some pieces and lets you choose the colors of your choice. I obviously chose black and tan which are my favorite and of course I chose the biggest statement necklace haha. Everyone go check her out HERE!