Over the weekend I celebrated my 2 year anniversary of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle, along with a celebration for the launch of www.SameGirlDifferentHair.com. I’d been so busy with the launch of the new website that I forgot to go shopping for something to wear to the party! So I dashed to the mall, running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, with ONE thing in mind….I wanted to wear red leather pants! I searched high & low, in & out of every store and each time I asked if they had any red leather pants, everyone looked at me like I was crazy! LOL Sooo as I began to get more and more discouraged, a ray of sunshine beamed down in BCBG….
I said “Well hell, if I can’t get red leather pants, I’ll take a red leather shirt!” LOL I didn’t think twice about it, I immediately took the shirt to the cash register and rushed home to get dressed. On the way home I thought “Now what the hell am I about to wear with this?!” I knew I didn’t want to be too dressy, I just wanted to be casual and cute. I thought back to my new boots that I’d pick up from PNK Elephant, that I hadn’t got a chance to wear yet…
ZIGIny Z-JO Boots $200
Boom! That was it. Red leather top, my “Timberland” boots and I grabbed an old pair of black jeans and cut them into shorts…
Nothing too spectacular at all. A little hood mixed with a little chic….my look matched my personality perfectly!
I recently did an AMAZING photo shoot for the upcoming launch of SameGirlDifferentHair.com! I am so excited to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle and Same Girl…Different Hair, that I don’t know what to do lol! So, with my vision and the expertise of stylist Marv Neal, we managed to pull off a few great looks to compliment my excitement
For this look we went “business with a twist of edge”. I picked up this suit from Forever 21, back in the beginning of Summer. It’s the only suit I own and when I saw it, I knew I had to have it (of course)! A suit with this type of boyish, tuxedo cut is a must-have and especially at the price that Forever 21 has to offer. I found those Wild Pair leopard booties on the clearance rack at Bakers for $30 last year and they hurt like HELL! This will probably be the first and last time I ever wear them, I should have left them on that rack lol! The leather crop top is from Swank Boutique (@SwankAPosh) and I thought it would add a bit of spice to such a serious suit.
The winter white dress was perfect for the classy silhouette we were looking for. Paired with my favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbell t-straps, I picked the “Little White Dress” up from PNK Elephant. With a form fitting AND white dress, please believe that I had my Victoria’s Secret shapewear on underneath lol!
I am a hoarder when it comes to great pieces. Everyone has asked where oh where did I pick up this tu-tu skirt from, but it’s actually a dress! I purchased it dress back in 2009 from Forever 21 for a New Year’s Eve party that I was attending. I figured I should keep it because it may come in handy someday, and this photo shoot was perfect place for it. It helped us achieve the “tomboy chic” look that we were going for! Everyone knows how much I love my city, so it was all about support and love while rocking my “Detroit Vs. Everybody” hoodie, that you can purchase at www.DetroitVsEverybody.com!
And I must send a BIG thank you to the amazing hair stylist Genevieve (Facebook: Genevieve Edwards) and make-up artist Kamaria (Facebook: Kamaria McCullough), for doing such a WONDERFUL job! This shoot would not be complete without you!
If you missed last year’s, you won’t wanna miss this one! The Glam-Aholic Shopping Experience will be taking place on Sunday, July 29th in Metro Detroit at The Socialite Beauty Bar by Arian Simone. Come shop from some of the hottest vendors in the city!
Indulge in one of my favorite beauty products that I just can’t live without! Arian Simone’s Sugar Scrub and Body Butter will be available at the event!
Hear sounds from one of the hottest female Dj’s in the city!! DJ Laa Choc will keep the party live, while we eat, drink and SHOP!
You’ve heard me speak highly of them, come out and see for yourself! PNK Elephant, Shop Madelyn and Klassi Boutique will all be in the building!
And of course Glam-Aholic Lifestyle will have all of your favorite items and also a few exclusive pieces! I absolutely love to meet and have a great time with my Glam-Aholics! RSVP @ GlamAholicEvents@gmail.com and I’ll see you there ladies!
Glam-Aholic Julia: “Hi, I need your help finding a white party outfit. I want something simple and cute that I can add my own flare to. Thank you!”
You would think finding all white look would be as easy as pie but, it’s not. So many factors come into play when finding something to wear for a white party, you have to stand out and you want your look to be one of a kind. Since I’m sure a lot of you Glam-Aholics are dealing with the same dilemma, Iet’s all take notes from Rihanna who’s been heating up the scene in her white hot looks.
While sitting in that Cabana sipping on martinis, you’ll want to rock an all white get-up that’ll have all eyes on you. There’s nothing like a sexy side spilt dress or an adorable romper, uplifted with statement jewelry to do the trick. If you’re tanned to perfection just breezing through with your girls, then a crochet skirt with tube top paired with a body chain is affordable and comfortable. If you’re a girl that loves simplicity, yet make a statement…a backless jumpsuit is your answer! Stack on the bangles and don’t forget your fold over clutch when zipping up in any of these styles!
Remember when attending color themed parties, your footwork and accessories will make or break your look! RiRi made her button up dress pop when she mixed sexy and modest together, wearing a pair of red/black suspender tights and strappy pumps. Adding the right shoe, bag, necklace or earring to your look will guarantee perfection! You know I’m all about adding in a color shoe to turn your look up another level!
And I can’t forget about the accessories, all from PnkElephant that will be sure to take it up another notch!
Glam-Aholic Shawanda: Can you tell me where I can find the chain ring that Alicia Keys wore to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night?
Alicia Keys looked one word at the Billboard Music Awards…STUNNING! The talented songstress dressed up her LBD with a multi-finger handpiece by Jennifer Fisher ($700). You know I live by the Glam-Aholic Rule Book! “Always look the part, without paying the price. High fashion look, at a budget-friendly cost.”
Well we’ve found a similar handpiece at our sister store PNK Elephant! For just $12, the Stone Ring Bracelet is a must-have accessory that’ll look haute on your hand and be the perfect finishing touch to your look.
Remember, if you need help finding a look that you saw a celeb rocking or you simply just need some fashion advice! Simply email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Recently my PNK Elephant sisters were featured on Detroit’s Fox 2 Morning News, showing us the latest and greatest pieces from PNK Elephant. Blair always shows love to her hometown! As you can see, one of the models were featured rocking a ‘Same Girl…Different Hair’ t-shirt *whoop whoop*!! Aside from my website, PNK Elephant is the only store that exclusively carries Glam-Aholic Lifestyle! If any of you ladies are in the Philly area or will be visiting any time soon, please stop by the PNK Elephant flagship store (504 South St.) and check out all of their great accessories! And of course online shopping at PNKElephant.com!
The grand opening of PNK Elephant’s flagship store was major! Star studded, festive and just flat out PNK! Any of my Philly readers or anyone taking a trip to Philly, please stop by 504 South St. and let them know that Mia Ray sent you!
Glam-Aholic Lifestyle was in the building! I may have missed the event but I’m so happy that my brand could be apart of such a wonderful movement!
Glam-Aholic Lifestyle is now available at the PNK Elephant flagship store located in Philly…504 South St. to be exact!!! And thanks to the lovely ladies of PNK Elephant, Glam-Aholic Lifestyle was featured yesterday on Philly’s ‘The 10 show’ and also today’s Philly Daily News!
This is definitely a must-have for ALL Glam-Aholics! I know I get so frustrated when my necklaces’ and bracelets get tangled together. With an overload of accessories that we possess, this is a great way to help keep them in order! Great for travel and everyday…I can’t wait to add all of my Pnk Elephant accessories to my new organizer!