The CHICcap: Mattiepalooza + Style Bloggers of Color Conference Day 3

The final day of Mattiepalooza was just what I needed to finish off a great weekend of events. The Style Bloggers of Color awards luncheon was a day to celebrate the many achievements of bloggers that worked hard to make their blogs successful.

Claire of the uber successful Fashion Bomb Daily was the keynote speaker and she kept saying how she hates public speaking. I couldn’t tell because I think she did an amazing job. Her story is quite inspirational because a lot of us get discouraged when things don’t seem to be moving at a pace we’d like. It took Claire MANY years to get to where she is now and the one thing that got her there was PASSION and LOVE for her business. I was inspired by her story and it gave me the extra boost I needed to work harder toward my goals in life.

Congratulations to all of the bloggers that won awards they were well deserved!  You all are an inspiration to me.

“Do it for the LOVE, not the MONEY” -Claire, Fashion Bomb Daily

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

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The CHICcap: Mattiepalooza + Style Bloggers of Color Conference Day 2

“Consistency= King, Content= Queen, Authenticity= First Knight”

Did that quote move you in a way you can not explain?! Well this is just a taste of some of the life changing bits of knowledge I received at the Style Bloggers of Color conference.

I love conferences because I get a chance to be around like minded individuals that are driven to be succesful in their own right. The energy in the room was just amazing! Now if you don’t follow me on twitter you need to be because that day I was tweeting all the knowledge tea given during the event. But do not fret I have graciously brought them to you here on OCFH. Check out some of the atmosphere shots I got and grab some knowledge while you’re at it! 🙂
Ok, there is no way you can tell me that you did not get a spark of YES MA’AM from these quotes. I was so overwhelmed with joy, happiness, excitement and inspiration!

The day ended with Curls Night Out. Freebies, drinks, DJ, DIY jewelry bar, local boutique vendors and drinks! And um did I mention I actually won a raffle and got an amazing hair care kit 🙂 WINNING! I had so much fun, can’t wait til next year! 🙂

Hope ya’ll enjoyed the CHIC cap! Day 3 of Mattiepalooza coming soon! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

“How’d you put that together?” SBOC edition: Allison

This week is all about my experience at the Style Bloggers of Color + Mattiepalooza extravaganza last weekend. So it serves me right to feature one of the fabulous bloggers I met during my time at this amazing event!

Everyone meet Allison, she is the beauty behind the super chic style blog The Style Pundit and the moment she stepped into INK! art gallery she shined bright, literally. I am a sucker for the neon trend and Allison just executed it perfectly. Of course I had to take a tour of her blog and I love the way she presents herself in person because it totally reflects on  The Style Pundit. I especially love her tidbits post where she displays pictures of things that inspire her personal style. I am obsessed with her for the simple fact that her style embodies everything that makes me happy, classic, stylish and CHIC! Now, the look below is only a peek of what she brought during the SBOC weekend. Just trust me when I say she slayed every look she rocked last weekend and lets not even get into how gorgeous she is!

Check out how she put this neon fab look together:

1.    How did you put your look together?

 This skirt was a recent purchase and what caught my eye, other than the bold print, was the cut of the skirt. I really loved the overlapped, slit affect it had. I think most people would think to pair a black or white shirt with this skirt, but I really wanted to make a colorful statement. That being said, I reached for the brightest shirt I own- neon yellow. I think when you have multiple primary colors in one piece, it is great to offset it with non-neutral colors. In this case, the neon shirt, pale blue clutch, coral lip, and tan pump.


2.    How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is very eclectic. Anything leopard, bright, androgynous, and 5″ and up is what I tend to go for. I really love contrast. I love mixing feminine pieces with a biker boot, because I really do not like pink or flowers. I love mixing prints and textures for a really intricate, complicated, eye-test, look. My main fashion mantra is to blend high and low pieces. In this neon look while I may be wearing a Theory blouse, I am carrying a $15 Target clutch. It is all about building a really blended closet, of investment pieces, trendy items, and closet staples. 

3.    What advice would you give someone who would like to achieve this look?

Let go of the reins, and go all in for this look. Life is too short to blend in.

4.    Where did you purchase the items you are wearing?

The shirt is Theory.
The skirt is Zara.
The pumps are Steve Madden.
The Lips are Revlon.
The Clutch is Target.

If you have any additional questions about this stylish ensemble please contact Allison at thestylepundit@gmail.com and visit The Style Pundit for more style inspirations.

**Do you have a favorite blogger or stylish individual who you would like to ask, “How’d you put that together?” Email me at ohchicfancyhuh@yahoo.com with your suggestions and/or requests and lets get them featured!**

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

The CHICcap: Mattiepalooza + Style Bloggers of Color Conference Day 1

Seriously guys I’ve been on an event roll these past few weeks and I am having tons of fun and learning new things! Last weekend I attended the first annual Mattiepalooza here in Atlanta and when I tell you I had a blast it is a total understatement.  Mattiepalooza is the brain child of Mattie James, editor and founder of Mattieologie which is a 3 day extravaganza consisting of a fashion show, the first annual style bloggers of color conference and an awards luncheon. The entire weekend was a way to bring bloggers of all colors shapes and sizes together to celebrate each other, live, learn and be great! 🙂

Now because this was a 3 day event and I have over 200 pictures from the weekend, I’m going to chop it up and give you guys an idea of how each day went separately. First up Day 1, the fashion show.
The fashion show was simply amazing! It was a great way to kick off the weekend. The show featured an array of different local designers and a few of Atlanta’s top style bloggers. Not only did I enjoy the show I enjoyed the venue, INK! Art Gallery as it was a great backdrop to all of the colorful, fun and playful pieces in the show and displayed throughout the space.Looks fun right? Well it was! Check out Mattie in her super cute closing outfit:)

This was pretty much how I was all night! The fashion show was a great ice breaker to what was to be a very insightful day ahead. Stay tuned for Day 2 of my CHICcap for Mattiepalooza, trust me you are going to enjoy it and Im going to share some of the gems I learned while I was there.

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

“How’d you put that together?”: Chantel Cupid

I met Chantel while on my wild adventure in New York during fashion week this past February and I instantly fell in love with her. She is super fun and super driven and such a hard worker. I enjoy her playful take on style and I think it suits her bubbly personality well. Chantel has found a great way of mixing classic, vintage and trendy all in one chic package.  Not only is she a budding fashionista, she is also the new owner of  La Chature Closet, which is a triple threat combo including an online consignment boutique, image consulting and personal shopping services. La Chature Closet is definitely serving up some fierce vintage pieces that I would love to get my hands on. The thing I like most about Chantels boutique is that it is truly a representation of who she is and I am so excited for her! 🙂

Get into how she put this super cute look together:

1. How did you put your look together?

When I first got this dress I was with an ex-coworker and she said to me “I would love to see how you put this together” in a very sarcastic way….my answer to her was “just wait and see”….in a very nonchalant way! So a few months later when the weather was appropriate I decided that I wanted to go for a 1960’s vintage look. The first garment I found in my closet was this S.G.Gilbert vintage dress from then that’s all I needed, this staple piece inspired my whole look. The floral print and light weight fabric was perfect for the weather not to add the cinched waist and low back features which accentuated my curves and complimented my body very well. The fit made me love the dress even more….. I chose to highlight the red from the print because I knew that this power color would complete this look exactly how I pictured it. My shoes were velvet with embedded jewels on the wedge, adding pearls to enhance my posh style …….And there you have it!

2. How would you describe your personal style?

My style is defined as classic yet trendy and glamorous.
I always say “modesty is the best policy” and this is why my personality reflects my form of dress. I’ll say similar to “First Lady” Jackie-O and Michelle Obama.

3. What advice would you give someone who would like to achieve this look?

This look is pretty meek; you just need your essential pieces. I would suggest that your dress has a cinched waist feature with a scoop or off the shoulder neckline. Add a print and mix a few bold colors to highlight the style of the dress. Top it off by accessorizing with some jewels and pearls.

4. Where did you purchase the items you are wearing?

Dress: Consignment Vintage Boutique
Bag: Lord & Taylor
Shoes: Zappos.com
Pearls: Given to me by “Granny”

If you have any additional questions about this stylish ensemble please contact Chantel at chantel@lachaturecloset.com and visit La Chature Closet for more style inspirations and shopping of course :)!

**Do you have a favorite blogger or stylish individual who you would like to ask, “How’d you put that together?” Email me at ohchicfancyhuh@yahoo.com with your suggestions and/or requests and lets get them featured!**

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

The CHICcap: Hair and Hip Hop

I’ve been in Atlanta for all of 3 weeks and I really have hit the ground running. I’ll be attending all the events I can and report back to you all with my CHICcap! Last weekend I attended the Hair and Hip Hop event hosted by one of my favs Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor and Lexi of Curls Coils and Kinks at the Glam Bar Salon in Castleberry Hill.

I am always in a self proclaimed hair slump, which I’m currently in now, so this event came right on time for me. Celebrity hairstylist Gabrielle Corney gave some really great tips on how to maintain healthy hair and even showed us a cool hair piece that can be used to add some length or thickness to the hair. Gabi was super approachable and I am so excited that she is making her way to Atlanta soon because I am in need of a hair stylist.

Also in attendance was one of the cast members for the new reality show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, K. Michelle. She definitely gave the scoop on what to expect for this season, the good, the not so good and the iffy. She even gave us a sample of her vocal skills and totally blew me away! She has a BEAUTIFUL voice!

Hair and Hip Hop was just what I needed to get my feet wet in the Atlanta Blog scene. I met some amazing women who not only welcomed me with open arms but also took me out on the town to officially pop my ATL cherry! Special shout out to Tia, Eboni, Trina, Danielle and Mimi, I had a blast and I can’t wait to do it again! 🙂

Great event! Now, I’ve got to get ready to take on Mattiepalooza this weekend! I’m on a roll people!

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

“How’d you put that together?”: Ty

She can recreate runway looks with ease, her personal style is clean, stylish and chic and she is always on point. Ty has been one of the victims to my blog stalking problem. The thing I love most about Ty is that every outfit she puts together always looks perfectly styled. I can never envision a way to add or take away from any of her looks, they fit her perfectly. Ty has found a way to mix words and wardrobes easily (pun intended) with great style and enjoyable reads. You know you’re a great writer when someone tries to steal your words and use them for their own, smh. Yes, someone definitely tried hijacking some of the content from Words & Wardrobes and Ty caught them red-handed! Ha! I love it! And let me just add that this little lady just had a beautiful baby girl and her waist line snapped back like the elastic waste band on a fresh pair of patterned leggings! Go on girl!

Now get into her look below to she how she put it together:

1. How did you put your look together?


When I created this look, I was just beginning to play with pattern-mixing (which I love), but with this outfit, I wanted to keep things simple by pairing the same print. Plus, I liked how the top was fitted on top but the skirt was flared (I’m a big fan of sartorial juxtaposition). At the time, I had just bought the shoes and was dying to wear them and I think they ended up going really well with the outfit.

2. How would you describe your personal style?


I like to say that my personal style is always evolving. It’s different from what it was when I started words & wardrobes 2 years ago, but I still like some of the same things (for example, prints, bright colors and chunky jewelry). Also, I’m learning to mix high and low (or at least my definition of high and low) and I’m amazed at how it can take your style up a notch.

3. What advice would you give someone who would like to achieve this look?


Choose colors that go together well. Black, white, and red is a classic color combination, which is why this look works. Also, because stripes are a fairly simple pattern, I tried to add something to give the outfit a little something extra—in this case, it’s the shoes.

4. Where did you purchase the items you are wearing?


I fell in love with this Marc Jacobs skirt when I saw Ashley Tisdale wearing it in an issue of InStyle Magazine, so when I saw it deeply discounted at Barney’s, I didn’t hesitate to buy it. I bought the top at Zara and the shoes are from Lulu’s (both purchased last summer). Lastly, my bracelets and ring are from Forever 21, which is where I tend to go for accessories.

If you have any additional questions about this stylish ensemble please contact Ty at ty@wordsandwardrobes.com and visit Words & Wardrobes for more style inspirations!

**Do you have a favorite blogger or stylish individual who you would like to ask, “How’d you put that together?” Email me at ohchicfancyhuh@yahoo.com with your suggestions and/or requests and lets get them featured!**

Peace Love Style,

Dominique