Tuesday, July 21, 2015

THE RECAP: Schuntel Alexis Goes LIVE with Let's Talk Live! [VIDEO]

Yesterday, was one of the most AMAZING days of my life. I saw my dream turn into a reality and I have God to thank for that. If I've learned anything about chasing my dreams it is to move quietly and with extreme belief that timing is everything. You can't talk so much, just prove it with action. Yesterday was a pivotal day in my career as I hosted my very own style segment with Let's Talk Live. I've been planning this for some time now and I'm happy that it turned out exactly how I envisioned it. Hard work really pays off and staying positive (as hard as it is) definitely has it's rewards. There were so many No's but with persistence and remaining focus I was able to do something I've always wanted to do and so can you. Check out my #SchuntelAlexisGoesLIVE morning below:
 
Morning Glam!


 
Mimosas for breakfast AND to take the nerves away lol!
 


 
Laugh through it all...it's the best medicine! #bible

 
The talented and celebrity make-up artist, Lola did it again! She made me look so beautiful...extremely grateful for her skills and taking the time to make me & the girls FLAWLESS.

 
On the way to the studioooo...

 
When the lighting is perfect... #Ussie


Here are the 3 Looks from My Hottest looks of the Summer Segment (left to Right):
1. "Sporty Chic" Jasmine Dress Set
2. Floral, Prints & Patterns Lillie Dress
5. 70s Glam/Era Tasha Romper 



 
1 more selfie before we go LIVE!!

 
Me & the girls! It's official :)


 
A ball of nerves but couldn't be more excited to be discussing a topic I'm passionate about!
 

 
My co-host Julie Wright after a great segment!

 
 
My heart is so full and the outpour of love and support has been so humbling. I couldn't have done this without the support of my family, friends & readers so thank you for believing in me and riding this journey with me. Thank you to my friend that owns Urban Sweetheart for helping me out with this segment, if you're looking for the latest trends in fashion head over there! It's been one heck of a ride but I wouldn't trade it for anything. There's so much in store for Schuntel Alexis this year, I'm eager to keep the momentum going and make more dreams my reality. Check out my full segment below:
 
 


 
I hope everyone enjoyed this segment! Thank you to my friends Brittany, Skyler and Sodie for being awesome models! Still on cloud 9 :)
 
 
*bows out gracefully*

Friday, July 17, 2015

KEEPING UP WITH SCHUNTEL: My First TV Style Segment on Let's Talk Live | July 20th, 2015

 
I'm really excited to finally let you guys in on the biggest secret I've been working for a few weeks now. I've been preparing for my first ever TV Style Segment that will be broadcasted on one of my favorite shows, Let's Talk Live on News Channel 8. I've had a few TV debuts as a model but to be able to host my own style segment has always been a dream of mine. Being able to give my style advice and share my favorite trends is a moment that I've always dreamed about. Timing is everything.  
 
If you happen to be around the television on Monday, July 20th please tune in on News Channel 8 for the Let's Talk Live  show (11am SHARP) as I host my very first style segment discussing my favorite Summer trends. Words cannot express how I'm feeling right now, totally a ball of emotions (nervous yet super excited). This has been such a major year for the Schuntel Alexis brand, it all started right here with blogging. Extremely grateful for all the support these past 5 years, I'm nothing without my readers! Cheers to 2015, what an amazing ride it has been so far....   
 
Set Your DVRS!
DATE: Monday, July 20th, 2015
TIME: 11am-12pm
News Channel 8
 
  
Dreams really do come true when you do the work! Can't wait for Monday!
 
*bows out gracefully*

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SUMMER STYLE SERIES: Gold Affair



Last week I did my first of many photo-shoots for my Outfit of the Day posts. Here's my first from my Summer Style Series, I call it the Gold Affair. 













What I Wore: Delicate Gold Sheath by Marchesa Notte/ Gold Aviators by ZARA/ Vintage Gold purse/ Metallic Gold "So Kate" heels by Christian Louboutin/ Jewels from my own collection


I'm still so obsessed with this dress, the details are AMAZING. Anyway, I have a lot to do this week...I have a very special project I'm working on. Stay tuned! Xo 


Monday, July 13, 2015

GIRL TALK: Can You Really Have It All?

 
Victoria Beckham is totally channeling my entire mood today. Happy Monday beautiful people! It's been a little while since I've posted a GIRL TALK write-up so here it goes. For the past several weeks I've had numerous conversations with mostly my girlfriends and a few guys friends about whether or not it's possible to have it all. By having it all, I mean the amazing husband-dotting father to your kids, the career that you've always imagined, the very active social life that keeps you youthful, the beautiful home that you always pictured and just the amazing trips across the world with the person you love and admire. I've pondered on this topic of the possibility of having it all and I've come to the conclusion that even though my "eternal optimist" of a brain tells me it's possible, I know it doesn't all happen at once. I think the most beautiful part about me turning 29 a few months ago is letting go of the idea of who "I'm supposed to be" or who "I'm supposed to date" or the time table of events that should be occurring right now. I'm in a very special place in my life where I'm making the right mistakes and learning from the journey that I'm on.  
 

I'm a firm believer that God is the captain of the ship I'm on, he knows it ALL and knows what's best for me. If I would've got all those "Have it All" things I imagined for myself, would I be as appreciative or grateful for them? Would it make me happy? Did I really deserve this at this time? Did I work hard enough? Am I fulfilled? Does this feel right in my soul? Sometimes I get frustrated and ask myself why something isn't happening in my life then something happens randomly, when I say to myself, the time isn't right and I'm glad that God waited. I have this instinct that everything you put into the universe has a way of coming back to you and all of your ideas/wishes/dreams are already pre-destined. Sometimes what we ask for isn't what we need and sometimes there is something better lined up for us. I like to think of my 20s as the growing pains/wild rollercoaster that I am on because I feel like everything constantly changes, we are surprised by the adventures life takes us on and there is just a sense of fulfillment that makes it all worth it in the end.   



 
The thought of having it ALL scares the living shit out of me, excuse my French but I'm glad I didn't get everything I wanted when I wanted it. Let me explain,  I've planned everything in my life (at least in my mind) and I've done mostly everything by the books. I've made the good grades, I went to the right schools, maybe dated a few guys that weren't right for me but I loved very hard, I have the 9-5 post-college job that I wanted and the very active social life I desired. I live a great life and I'm extremely grateful for it but there is still a part of me that always yearned for the "Have it All" dream. I think I was always stuck on the idea/thought of happiness, who doesn't want a perfect life? In your 20s we are all so busy trying to figure it out we forget about living in the present and accepting that things aren't always what we imagined and that happiness is not just a mere destination it's a lifestyle. I had to do a attitude adjustment lately and stop being Negative Nancy (we all know a few Negative Nancy's and Pessimistic Peter's) about the direction my life was going. My sister recently told me that I have to start seeing a silver lining in everything in life, even the small things and it's totally made my outlook on the future that much better.   
 
 
 
Once again, the idea of "Having it All" is much more than everything being perfect in your world and everything happening all at once, life doesn't work that way and I'm glad it doesn't. Could you imagine having all those things you wanted all at the same time? I'm soooo okay with waiting a little longer for certain aspects of my life to add up because I'm still mastering the juggling act of the current things happening right now. I'll always be the eternal optimist and learn to appreciate every moment/chance I'm given by being who I am and knowing that what's meant to be will be. No need to stress over life and the time table we've created so that our "planned life/schedules" align, let's continue to strive for the dreams we want but eliminate the pressures of perfection. Who want's that perfect love story anyway? Lol...
 
I hope this helps someone today and reassures you that "Having It All" is indeed possible with the notion that it can take sometime before it ALL happens. I wish everyone a great and productive week, I can't wait to share with you my summer series of "Outfit of the Day" pictures (above is a sneak peek from my photo-shoot last week), stay tuned!
 
 
*bows out gracefully*
 
 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: BBHMM By Rihanna

...pay me what you owe me!!!
 

 
Hello guys and Happy July!! Last night, well super early this morning Rihanna dropped the much anticipated video off her new album "B*tch Better Have My Money also known as BBHMM. The video is one of Rihanna's best videos to date, I loved the concept and creativity. Remind me to never borrow money from Rihanna, lol! I hope you all enjoy the video, I'll be back with some fashionable posts but until then have an amazing 4th of July weekend! Peace and blessings to you all! XO   

Thursday, June 25, 2015

WHAT I WORE: Fig & Olive Grand Opening Party

WHAT I WORE: Dress by BEBE (old)/ Oversized clutch by ASOS/ Metallic Sandals by Miss Guided (sold out)/

Last night I attended the Fig & Olive private grand opening party in City Center. I'm a huge fan of this new restaurant coming to my area, when I was in LA a few years ago I went with one of my girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Seems like DC is getting all the cool restaurants these days and I couldn't be happier to be in the mix. I decided to bring out this dress I found in my closet a few weeks ago (I'm always finding hidden jewels in my closet lol..) and I knew it would be perfect for the occasion. Kept it pretty minimal with the accessories except for my oversized clutch, the pop of color worked well with my metallic sandals and dress. Like? 

 
My lovely date for the night! Love this girl xo
 
 
SQUAD!
 

Beautiful atmosphere, beautiful food, beautiful people and most importantly champs were flowing! So great to see a lot of my friends all at once, it rarely happens so I definitely appreciate nights like this. If you live in the area, you must try Fig & Olive amongst all the great restaurants located in City Center...you won't be disappointed!  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Happy Summer 2015!

 
 
Over the weekend Summer officially begun and I couldn't be more excited for longer days filled with sunshine and of course laying out by the pool and the cook-outs galore lol. I'm obsessed with the water and that means making the beach/pool my safe havens by any means necessary. I've already been to the beach once last month and I anticipate going a more in addition to my weekly pool dates. Since we had such a brutal winter, I'm so glad that Summer is officially here and that I'll be able to enjoy it.
 
 
In between client consults/closet check-ups and my 9-5 job amongst a very busy social season, I've made the decision to finally move into the city! I'm a Maryland girl at heart but my love for the city has surpassed my own comprehension (lol) but it's exciting that I'll finally be a little closer to action and have a place to call my own. So on top of everything else I'm busy obsessing over home d├ęcor....who knew I'd be so into decorating? Anyway, I have a few things in the works in regards to styling so I'll keep you guys posted once I can spill the deets on that! I've also successfully completed my 21-Day No Drinking detox...feels so good to say that I did that! Yesterday, I had my first glass of champagne (pool side of course) in 21 days to celebrate the start of Summer...cheers to an amazing summer filled with good times and memories that will last a lifetime!
 
*bows out gracefully*