Tonight’s “Fashion Rocks!” show was the first fashion show of VA Fashion Week. This show was held a Peabody’s nightclub at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. There was a nice crowd, and the drinks were only $1.50 – I had two!
The fashions featured in tonight’s event were jewelry, urban and swimsuit designs. Mixed in with the models were performances by K’Bana Blaq and Blessing Leji. Some of the designers included International Rebel Club, Greek Fashion, JB5 Designs Swimwear, and Ma’Mitons Eco Fashion.
Below are my favorites from tonight’s show! If you want to see all the pictures, click here!
Yesterday I made my way out to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for The Ultimate Show for Women. This was a free expo event geared at the ladies of Hampton Roads. There were all types of vendors offering everything from dating advice to jewelry to vintage shopping to salon services. I got there just in time for the fashion show.
I know you can’t really tell but I spotted WhoisSugar from YouTube in the crowd – she’s in this picture above. I was so excited to meet her. She is just as awesome in person as she is on the YT. Now as I type this post, I wish I’d asked to take a picture with her, but I didn’t want to go all “paparazzi” on her. I hope to see her at other events or just at the thrift store maybe!
Once the fashion show was done, we did a little more looking around and shopping.
Pictured here is Eye Deux, who specializes in eyelash installs, permanent makeup, threadding, waxing, etc. She also shared her story of how she started her own business. Great inspiration!
This event was a lot of fun, especially since it was FREE! I found out about a few jewelry stores I wasn’t aware of, and had a great time just shopping around with my girls. And did I mention I met WhoisSugar? WINNING!
Natural Hair Gathering
Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Regent University Student Center – Fountain View Room
1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
This event is being hosted by the lovely Krystle Smith. Here’s what she has to say about the event:
Do you consider yourself “natural”? Are you currently transitioning and need advice? Are you thinking about “going natural” but have reservations or concerns?
This is a small event aimed at forming a community on campus and off. We will have refreshments, giveaways and offer a product swap as well!
Please join me on the campus of Regent University! Let’s chat over food and drinks!
I’ll be there sharing a little about my natural journey, so I hope to see you there.
The hubster and I were invited to a 50th wedding anniversary party last night. I wasn’t quite sure what to wear as “semi formal” attire always confuses me. What does that REALLY mean?!?! Anyhow…I kept it simple with one of my fav black dresses and gold accessories since it was a golden anniversary. Get it, 50 years…golden anniversary…golden accessories…LOL
This smokey eye was courtesy of e.l.f. cosmetics. I love their Beauty Books – they are just the thing for makeup novices like myself. I got this one – the Smokey Eye edition – from Ross for $4.
Here are the shadows from this palate that I used to create this look. The black on the left for the lid, shimmery brown on the right for the crease. cream in the middle for highlight. The shadows aren’t really organized in any way, but it worked out that these were all in a row together.
I kept the lips neutral with this Maybelline mineral lipstick in Chestnut that I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I added Almay Naturals lip gloss in Nude over the lipstick to give a little shine.
I felt very Kim K with this look…but Kim K on a budget. Gotta love that! The hair is just a dry twist-out using Karen’s Body Beautiful hair nectar and coconut oil.
This cocktail ring came from Forever21, and the earrings and bracelet came from The $1 DollarJewelry store on Facebook.
The shoes I got from a Newport News catalog warehouse sale for $2. Surprisingly enough, though these are really high – they are super comfy. I kept them on all night.
And the dress is by Calvin Klein. I found this at Ross for $13 on clearance. What I love about this dress (even though you can’t see it in these pics) is that it looks like a halter from the front, but my back is completely covered. It also has pads in the boob area, so you don’t need to wear a bra. It does dip a little low in the front, so I just grabbed my black Cami Secret (love these, they sell them at Walmart – 3 colors for $10) and pinned it in place to cover up the cleav.
And here is the hubster. He dresses himself, so I can’t tell you anything about this outfit except that he paid $10 for this tie. I only know that because he went out and bought it at 6:00pm (the party started at 7:00pm). But he still looks handsome to me!
We had a great night with our friends. Its not everyday that you get to celebrate a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. My parents still have 14 years to go…I guess I should start saving up now LOL
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The hubster came up to my job the other day and wanted to take me out to lunch. I thought of the perfect place that we could get something delicious for lunch at a reasonable price, so we headed on over to Fire & Vine.
Fire & Vine is noted for cooking all or most of their dishes over an open flame, the waiter explained. During lunch, they have the chef’s table (pictured above) that features all types of cold salads, roasted veggies, fresh fruit and salad fixings for a some-what traditional salad. Did I mention that it is all you can eat for $9? Yep, that’s right. Or you can have soup and the chef’s table for $12; a beef or chicken skewer and the chef’s table is $13.
So if you’re in the Virginia Beach area, and you are looking for something different yet inexpensive for lunch, head on over to Fire & Vine. For more information, visit them online at www.fireandvine.com/
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