Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Peaches and Cream

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Coral is one of my favorite colors popping up in Spring Fashion this year. And Michael Kors is Blooming with this rich, peachy color.

I made a beeline toward this ’90s style hooded windbreaker. Lightweight and stylish, it’s perfect for Spring and can transition nicely for those cooler Summer nights.

I paired it with the Mercer Color Block crossbody bucket bag.

This bag is so trendy and versatile. Carry it by the handle, over your shoulder or crossbody.

I tied in the tan color from the bag with the Granger trek sneaker that’s made appearances in previous blogs. This shoe comes in several colors and adds a bit of ‘oomph’ with its platform sole and gold hardware.

Make your entrance into Spring stylish with these Michael Kors pieces!

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Third Rock From The Sun

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This past weekend we held our Third Annual Black Fathers Rock Awards Celebration. Each year has been bigger and better than the one before. The star studded afternoon was sold out over a week before the event and was filled with local celebrities and regular people, like me. I’ve graduated from mere blogger observing the event to being on the Committee and working behind the scenes. After a year of hard work, it was finally here. Eight awards were presented that afternoon. DAPPER DAD OF THE YEAR: The public was asked to vote on this award and the winner was announced during the event. Comedian Tone-X and Antwaun Cook both came through Dripping. It was a close vote with Cook taking home the award.

ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR:

Toussaint Romain, Esq came full circle that day. From presenting the same award to his friend Braxton Winston three years ago to receiving his own. This Civil Rights Advocate was recognized for his dedication and hard work in the community.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:

Bless Spencer, founder of Way Up Basketball and Club Performance Charlotte, shares his Pro Ball skills with the community, building endurance and self esteem in the city’s youth.

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD:

Rashamod Torrance, founder of Active Dad was overwhelmingly nominated for his work with changing the narrative of Black Fatherhood.

SURROGATE FATHER OF THE YEAR:

Watching Dennis Reed Jr receive this award brought joy to my heart. Especially seeing his face when he realized former Panther Jonathan Stewart was presenting it.

Dennis is one of my most treasured friends. I’ve seen first hand how much his ‘kids’ look up to him.

He has hundreds of children. Yet none of them are biological. They’re all part of his Community Program ‘Inspire The Fire’.

Jonathan Stewart is one of their biggest supporters. He knows how much Dennis means to them.

I’ve spent a lot of time with him and his kids. Dennis proves that a Father is not always blood related.

COMEBACK FATHER OF THE YEAR:

After being presented the award by his close friend Sport E. Odie, Charles Whitfield told the story of his fight to come back after a horrific accident. A fight fueled by his desire to continue being a father to his daughter.

SENIOR FATHER OF THE YEAR:

Willie Ratchford proved that Senior doesn’t mean old. Distinguished, knowledgeable, experienced… these are all words that can easily take the place of the title Senior.

FATHER OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Stacy Lemay is well deserving of this. Hearing his children speak about him as they presented him with his award just confirmed what the community already knows. The Pastor is passionate about family and believes being a good father starts with loving the child’s mother.

I believe a Ninth award is needed to bestow up on our beloved founder Ryan Jor El.

Without his vision none of this would have taken place.

Seeing men grateful for the recognition that no one has ever given them is heartwarming. Ryan has given them much more than an award to place upon their shelf. He’s given them validation.

To Ryan, the award winners, and black fathers around the world…you ROCK!!!

A special thank you to Fin & Fino for providing the venue, our host for the event, the sponsors and my fellow committee members who made this event outshine the Sun!

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Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Snow White Vibes

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It’s an odd time of year. For the rest of the world it’s still the dead of Winter. But in the Fashion world it is SPRING!!!

This white Faux Leather Moto jacket is the perfect transition piece. It provides the warmth we still need while giving you a bright, cheery canvas to build your spring looks.

I added another transitional piece. The sleeveless, turtleneck sweater in Camila Rose adds the perfect pop of color.

To keep this look fun and casual I added the Granger Tech Sneaker in Optic White.

You don’t have to dress drab and boring this time of year. Somewhere between parkas and sundresses, Michael Kors can create really cute outfits in the middle!

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Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Spring Fling

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Spring is just around the corner (it really is I promise) and the color I keep seeing in stores is Lavender.

So when I saw this beaded, sequined floral print dress I knew I wanted to style it.

I added the Adele Smart phone wristlet for a carefree, casual vibe in the same Lavender Mist.

Add a few spritz of Twilight Shimmer. It’s fruity notes mixes with dark wood nuances for a sexy Spring smell.

I know it’s hard to believe it now but Spring will be here before you know it!!! And Michael Kors will make sure you’re ready!!

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Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Bunny Slope Blues

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I’ve always wanted to ski. Swooshing down the mountain in a fashionable snow suit.

Alas I realized, with my lack of coordination, I’d even be laughed off the Bunny Slopes.

Being made fun of by a group of 10 year olds isn’t my idea of a good day.

So why not just look the part???

This Faux Fur Hooded Jacket will make you look stylish on (or in my case off) the slopes.

With the Carmen Color Block Saffiano Leather Belted Satchel hanging from your arm, you will look like you belong at even the most exclusive ski resort.

Sun bouncing off snow is the most blinding combination.

To shield your eyes, and hide your shame, throw on a pair of Stowe sunnies in white.

You can fake it til you make it with this stylish combination!

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Have A Heart

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It’s February. Stores are filled with heart shaped candy boxes and stuffed animals holding plush hearts declaring their love for you.

But did you know February is also Heart Health Month?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women.

The American Heart Association urges us to wear red all month. To encourage conversations and education about this number one killer of our loved ones.

So I’ve gathered a few items in red from some of my favorite brands.

This Handkerchief Hem Wrap Dress from Banana Republic is a definite attention grabber. Perfect for dancing. Take the lady in your life out dancing regularly. It’s great cardio!

The Whitney is one of Michael Kors most popular bags. The red will add a pop of color to any outfit.

Kendra Scott has a wide variety of jewelry in different metals and stones. The Elisa Pendant in Ruby Red definitely makes a statement.

Pucker up for your loved one with Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. It’ll keep your lips soft and kissable!

A healthy heart starts with a healthy diet. Frutta Bowls has lots of delicious options. During February they are offering the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bowl. A yummy way to show your love.

Heart shaped boxes of candy are nice. But a freshly baked, all natural Vegan bun from Cinnaholic is tastier and better for you.

This wreath made of buns is topped with cream cheese frosting, raspberries, graham crackers and raspberry jam!!

These are just a few ways to introduce red into your life this month. Let them start much needed conversations about our hearts. Encourage healthier lifestyles and talk about ways to make small changes. Show someone you love that you care about them and their health.

Sometimes, all you need is Love.

Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Miss Green Jeans

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Growing up, my favorite show was Captain Kangaroo. One of my most beloved characters was Mr. Green Jeans.

Oh how I wanted a pair of Green Jeans!!

But they weren’t very flattering on girls.

Recently I spotted the Michael Kors relaxed Carrot Jeans.

This cute pair tapers from the waist and cuffs for a casual, cropped look.

The Manhattan makes another appearance this week. This time in Optic White.

The pops of color on the straps is the perfect contrast to the green.

I just had to add the Pearson Sandal in Persimmon!

The Gladiator straps are perfect for the cropped jeans.

This outfit has me looking forward to Spring. And looking back to my childhood.

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