Tuesday, November 10, 2015

YOU'RE INVITED: 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party!

You're cordially invited to the 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party!
Tis' the season for the 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party and this year we are making it one to remember! If you've been to our parties in the past you know the crowd is always filled with DC's most fabulous socialites and young professionals in one room dancing the night away to their favorite tunes while sipping our signature cocktails and making some new friends. Since our photo-booth was such a HIT last year we are doing it again along with raffle prizes!!
Ticket purchase(s) includes a 2hour open bar (10pm-12am) & complimentary hor d'oeuvres.
What’s a holiday party without making a charitable donation to an organization we feel passionate about? A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. Learn more here: http://www.myja.org/about/mission/.

Venue: Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar

223 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC 20003

Music by DJ 5’9 
Formal attire required.

We expect tickets to sell out early so we strongly encourage you to buy your tickets now! Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

FYI-You do not have to print your tickets but please be ready to show CONFIRMATION of ticket purchase via phone. Get your tickets HERE!

Hashtag for social media: #NFHolidayParty

We thank you in advance for your support!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

RECAP: The Cinderella Foundation Presents...Fashion With A Purpose

Last Sunday, I got the chance to sit front row with some fabulous women to see Mrs. Diane Cole Stevens put on a great fashion/beauty show! The beautiful Terrace at 101 Constitution Avenue was the perfect venue for such a fabulous event like this and what made it even more beautiful was the spectacular view and weather. Check out my recap from Fashion With A Purpose below:

Gift bags were filled with beauty products that I can't wait to try!! Thank you Cole Stevens :)

Hello, from the other side of the capitol! It was a little windy but I had to finally debut this romper that I've been wanting to wear for about  two months now and I decided to rock my #furreal shoes I copped..I'm obsessed!! 

 selfies with my ladies before the show! 

It was almost show but I had to get another pic on this spectacular rooftop! What a view :)

Make-up check ; )

Host/Hostess of the night from Fox5 News Wisdom Martin and Allison Seymour started off the fashion show with some jokes, meanwhile helping everyone bid during the charity auction.


AMAZING! I was speechless!


Deidre Jefferies had some amazing pieces from her collection! Definitely a designer to watch!

Then there was live music between the charity auction and the Cinderella Girls had a front seat to all the amazing talent!

The beautiful and God-fearing, Mrs. Diane Cole Stevens! What an incredible woman, an inspiration to so many---did I mention I got the VIP treatment at her hair salon the weekend of the show? Absolutely loved my experience! If you are in the DMV area, make sure you ask for Jackie :) 

Korto Momolu from Project Runway showed off her skills with this very whimsical collection. I want everything!!

Deidre Jefferies auctioned off this one-of-a-kind gown! So beautiful :)

Kamaria, Myself, Naseya & Ashleigh = BLACK WOMEN WHO ROCK!

Selfie with the woman of the hour, Diane :)

And then there were more selfies!! Ahhhhh what an amazing night :)
Hair by : Cole Stevens Salon 
Black romper by: The Strut Truck
Faux Fur Heels by ASOS

Happy November everyone! I'm super excited the Holidays are around the corner, I've been extremely busy these days but I've got a few things planned for Ms. Style & Grace, so stay tuned!
*bows out gracefully*

Monday, November 2, 2015

HALLOWEEN 2015: Pink Power Ranger Edition!

Call me Kimberly!!! I morphed into my favorite super hero from the 90s, PINK POWER RANGER and of course I gave her a 2015 upgrade with my fuchsia Jimmy Choo heels. I mean, why not?! Halloween was a complete marathon of events (which is the constant theme in my life lol) and it was surely a night to remember! Check out a few pictures from my night and the amazing costumes my friends and I had on. It's Morphin' time.....

My bestie Terrin was Poison Ivy! She rocked it...this was my first stop of the night. Live music and great food made for an amazing start to a great night :)

Poison Ivy, Pink Ranger, Fire Woman & Spider Woman :)

We still talkin' teams? Love these girls! #superHERoes

Then there was the burlesque show at SAX! Oh what a night...nothing but laughs lol.

TRIFECTA! #POWERtothepeople

Couldn't ask for a better crew full of super heroes! Ended our night at The Park lounge, it's sort of like tradition. Oh whaaaat a night! 

Halloween was just a start to a great weekend, I also attended the Fashion With A Purpose fashion show Sunday so I'll be posting lots of pics/video from the show. I officially have the case of Mondays and it's back to business...talk to you guys later! xo-
*bows out gracefully*

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Happy Wednesday!
It's been a little while since I've blogged but I've been crazy busy (per usual) at my new job! Yes, I got a new job and it's as a Stylist for Rent the Runway in Georgetown, DC (so come by and let me style you)! So my apologies for neglecting this job, but as you can tell I've been wearing many hats lately. I'll be back next week with a recap from the Fashion With A Purpose Event and from my Halloween adventures. I had to share these awesome pumpkins with you that I saw online the other day. Are you in the Halloween spirit yet? Don't these pumpkins make you want to dress up?! I finally got my costume and I couldn't be more excited to dress up and have a girls day/night out. We all decided to be Superheroes this year (can't wait for you guys to see mine!). Anyway, I have a busy weekend ahead of me and I hope everyone has a great Halloween :)
Are you trickin' or treatin'?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SAVE-THE-DATE: Cinderella Foundation Presents Fashion With A Purpose [11-1-15]

Happy Wednesday Beautiful People!

I wanted to share this very special event taking place on November 1st, 2015 at the Rooftop Terrace (101 Constitution Avenue NW). Last year, I had the honor of attending The Cinderella Foundation-Fashion With A Purpose Fashion Show and it was truly a wonderful experience. This year the fabulous owner, Diane Stevens is doing it again featuring renowned fashion designers Korto Momolu and Deirdre Jefferies to showcase their 2016 spring collection. The fashion show, VIP reception and charity auction benefitting at risk teens in Washington, DC and Sierra Leone, West Africa will be hosted by FOX5 Allison Seymour and Wisdom Martin. I'm super excited to be partnering with them as I'll have all Behind-The-Scene access and front row seat to the fashion show you don't want to miss! Save-The-Date and get your tickets in advance :)

To learn more about the Cinderella Foundation visit: www.cinderellafoundation.org
Be sure to follow me on twitter and instagram for live tweets/posts leading up to event!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

EAT PRAY LOVE: My Trip to London/Paris!

Happy Wednesday! It feels so good to be back in the USA, I went on a very necessary trip to London/Paris accompanied with my childhood girlfriends that made the trip all but of AMAZING. With only 5 days to soak up London and Paris in it's entirety, I'm so happy to say that we checked a few places/things off our bucketlist, ate all the calories we wanted (no diets on vacay! lol), sipped on champagne and enjoyed all the beauty that can be found in these historical cities day in and night. I've visited London and Paris a few years ago but it was during the time my Grandma was very ill so I didn't get the chance to fully enjoy my whole experience because so much of my mind was focused on what was happening back home. This time was completely different and although my grandma wasn't on my mind, I was dealing with a personal situation that occupied a lot of my mental space (If it's not one thing, it's another..right? I guess that is life) so planning a impromptu trip with only 2 months in between was just what I needed and prayed for.  
(Throughout the trip I took video of a few moments that I didn't get to share on social media)
From moving to DC a month ago and removing myself from friendships/relationships that were not for good me on top of me figuring out where I want to take my career...I felt the need to go on this trip with a positive mind and focus on gaining a new perspective and outlook on my life. This included limiting my communication with the outside world and focus on totally immersing myself in the European culture (glad to say---it was a success). The week right before my trip I spent some time with my bestfriend and we drank wine and watched EAT PRAY LOVE starring my favorite actress Julia Roberts for the very first time (I LOVED IT) and then I read about Adrienne Bailon's #eatpraylove trip which inspired me so much, I decided to call this trip that for so many reasons. Although I didn't have an extreme amount of time to pray like I wanted to (or like Julia Roberts did in the movie) I found myself praying quietly and talking to God when I was in shower; laying in bed after a long day of sight seeing and on the train ride to London/Paris. I think sometimes we get so caught up our day to day activities/duties that we forget to thank God for our many blessings and life's infinite lessons that has molded us into the people we are today. So here's a very exclusive look into my EAT PRAY LOVE trip with my girlfriends.   
Taxi cab line up at Victoria Station!

How did they know that champagne was my middle name?! Lol #BestWelcomeEver

My first meal at my hotel in London! After a long day of travel this was so necessary. 

First day out in London!
Victoria Memorial :)

Before our hike to Harrods lol!


All gold everything!

Had to go to Harrods...it's a girls dream mall!

Somebody say Couture?
Oh heyyy Big Ben!
WHAT I WORE: Jean shirt by H&M/ Reversible jeans (old) from Target/ Metallic loafers (old) by ZARA/ Coat (gifted)/
 Ended our day/night of sight seeing at the beautiful London Eye!

Had to get my sushi fix!

Peruvian chicken and fries!

Spare ribs were bommmmb :-D

Three's company takes London..Part Deux!

In the beautiful Trafalgar Square :)

Café Nero was so clutch! Definitely a place to stop while in London.

If you are ever in London, stay at the Plaza on the River (it's super beautiful). It's super close to the London Eye, Big Ben and major tourist attractions.
WHAT I WORE: Striped turtleneck by H&M/ Cigarette denim jeans from TopShop/ Nike 'Air Pegasus 83' from Nordstrom/ Wool coat (old) from H&M/ black clutch (gifted)/
I know when that hotline bling............

Missed the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace so I stopped by the House of Guards to hang out with this guy. I was so scared! Lol #MILES

It was our first time riding the Eurostar and boy was it an experience (a good one to say the least). Very organized and the trains were fairly new and clean.

The trickiest escalator ever lol....but we made it!

After a wardrobe malfunction, I remembered I packed this little sequins dress (very Balmain, don't you think?). Ladies, always remember to pack multiple outfits!  
Our first night out in PARIS! Seriously, one of the best nights of the trip! 

On our way to dinner and there it was....the EIFFEL TOWER!!! We flipped out when we saw it, doesn't matter how many times you see it...it's truly a beautiful sight to see.

We had a bit of a spiral finding a restaurant that was open after 10pm but we found this gorgeous restaurant that served this amazing thai dish. It was delicious!!

Then, there was club Duplex which was a lot of fun. We met a lot of Parisians (Definitely need to work on my French) and got the chance to listen to our favorite music in a different city. Of course we gravitated to the hip-hop floor where we sung Rihanna's "BBHMM" at the top of our lungs. Good times with great people indeed!  
WHAT I WORE: Multi-color sequin and mesh dress (old) from ASOS/ Jimmy Choo
When your night ends up at the Arc de Triomphe it was a good night!
Day TWO in Paris began with bunny ears and a red lip! #BrunchBound

....walking the streets of Paris!

My friend went to Paris over the summer and told me about a cool brunch spot that served REAL breakfast food, so you knowww I had to try it out!

For only 23 Euros we ate pretty good...this was called the "American breakfast", I think they got us Americans figured out lol! 

After a great breakfast all we could do was smile :)
There are so many beautiful doors in Paris...

Right before we discovered the Love Lock Bridge!

Lock & key :)

.....the lock is secured to the bridge of LOVE!!
....tossed the key in the river of HOPE :)

Definitely a place I checked off my bucket list! #SchuntelAlexis

Our hearts are filled with some much love. Thank you God for this beautiful moment with my girlfriends! Keep our love locked down :)

Can you guess where?!

WHAT I WORE: White blouse by ZARA/ Leather moto jacket (old) by H&M/ Gold sequin pants 9old) from DASH Boutique/ Black & gold sneakers from ALDO/ Gold bunny ears (old) by BCBG/  
We took our talents to the beautiful and popular Lourve Museum! Paris is just so beautiful, the pictures don't do this place justice.
Back to the place we were super obsessed with!! #EiffelTower

Get in my selfie Eiffel Tower :)

Selfies x 2

Last day in Paris and it deserved a ussie in front of the beautiful Eiffel. We were obsessed!! I think this picture was taken before we devoured the strawberry & nutella crepes!! Oui Oui, so good! 
Dinner by the Eiffel Tower....how could I say no? :)
Had dinner at the amazing Les Ombres, the view was spectacular. Although the food wasn't so amazing, we had the best view so there was very little to complain about.  

Dinner for three :)
WHAT I WORE: Sleeve-less turtleneck by H&M/ White skirt from MissGuided/
Girrrrl it's a photo-shoot ; )

Before we left Paris we stopped by my favorite place ( NO SERIOUSLY--if you know me, you know how much I loveeee McDonalds lol, it's a habit I'm trying to break).

 Mc Café was poppin! Macaroons were yummy :)
Breakfast for champions!
After a train ride back to London I got the chance to see my family. First up on the menu was the classic English breakfast (baked beans, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, bacon, tomatoes, fried bread & mimosas complete with muffins and English tea).

After breakfast, we needed something sweet before we did more sight seeing so the local ice cream truck was in the perfect place at the perfect time :)
2 cones also known as "2 Flakes"
The entrance to Hampton Court! So exciting! 

Following the sun with my beautiful cousin in the middle of the rose garden!

Such a beautiful palace :) 

The royal wave...
Sitting by River Thame...so beautiful and serene!
My cousins :)

Lucky 17 :)

My last night in London required more sushi but this time I tried Sashimi salmon and it was AMAZING. I also enjoyed this beautiful duck salad among other great dishes!!
Always so hard to say good-bye to my family, they are truly beautiful people inside-out. Can't wait to spend more time with them!


In the words of Drake, "What an amazing time it is to be alive", I found myself saying "Thank you God" a lot during this trip during the most random times (for some reason I feel his presence more when I travel)! I wouldn't trade my life for nothing, all of the good/bad has got to me to this beautiful place of understanding and peace. Every time I travel I gain a new perspective and experience that I can't really describe. I'm truly blessed to have parents that instilled in me the importance of traveling and living a life that you love. I can't wait for my next adventure, in the mean time between time Happy Fall everybody!! xo