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Sundays are for Brunching

Photography courtesy of Bria Spears, Twajoku Photography

I’ve said this a couple of times on the blog, and in real life conversations too, but one of the most rewarding aspects of participating in Baton Rouge Fashion Week each year as a judge is seeing new faces and familiar ones too. Making connections and being part of the process of selecting talent to me is priceless. It gives me life.

So it was a no brainer when the beautiful Cynthea Corfah, model and blogger, who I met at Baton Rouge Fashion Week a couple of years back, reached out to me about her Brunch for the Soul series. I was there in a skip and a hop. With only 15 seats available everyone there was not only beautiful, talented, accomplished and smart, there was a true collaborative sense in the air. From the ice breakers to the guest speakers, to the decor and the food, everything was amazing.

Bria Spears caught some truly great moments from this event. And what I love most is that most of the shots with me in it I am sipping. Below is my favorite shot because clearly my  facial expressions are everything, and I am next to Elle Marie which makes the pic even more special!

Thank you Cynthea from the blog Laced In Cyn for sharing these moments with all who attended. Her next Brunch for The Soul series will be Thursday, December 16, at the Parlor. It’s a yoga brunch party so it’s going to be a real treat. Tickets are available here.

 

Bey Day

Dress: Topshop from Nordstrom //Shoes: Head Over Heals // Jewelry: Dillard’s

I’ve been wanting to do an ode to Queen B ever since Lemonade dropped last year. It took some serious cojones to drop such a heavy visual album like that. And when you think about the body of work she has created all you can do is bow down to a true queen. And then 4:44 drops and I can’t even deal! I mean….LEGACY, LEGACY, LEGACY.

So when one of my co-workers gifted me this bat (which I know what you are thinking, it’s an odd gift but when it comes to gifts I welcome them all) all I had to do was find the dress to lemonade the heck out of a post. Obvi that the dress is not Cavalli like in the video but it is the chicest brand around, Topshop.

I keep telling you guys that I have some sort of fashion ESP when it comes to predicting colors and trends so write this down when I tell you that mustard will be a pretty big deal this fall. Gah’on, take notes.

At any rate I know it’s a sort of a two for one special on September 4th but time is of the essence (cliche; sorry I ain’t sorry).

Happy Bey Day!

Until the next post,

XOXO

DC

 

Ruffles + Stripes

Top: Wanderlust by Abby / Jeans: Nordstrom Rack/ Earrings: Stella and Dot

There’s been some serious shoulder interest since last summer. And going strong this spring, summer, and fall, is the off the shoulder, one shoulder, cold shoulder trend. It’s all about showing a little skin and showing off those shoulders. Shake those shoulders!

Ruffles are also big right now and TRUST  that they will go strong through the fall. Whether they are asymmetrical, diagonal, or vertical, ruffles will be everywhere. Another obsession of mine are wide leg jeans and stripes. I think we are all obsessed with stripes.

We are about to transition into fall so it’s time to put away the sandals, the pom poms, and take out those boots and sweaters. You know it’s fall when Starbucks starts pushing the PSL ads, and there is pumpkin flavor overload everywhere you turn.

So cheers to the fall y’all!

Until the next post,

XOXO,

DC

Double Oh Romper!

Romper: Express // Earrings: Baublebar // Shoes: Loui et Cie @ Head Over Heals

Facebook went cray a couple of weeks ago with [an epic] pic of Sean Connery in his days of 007 rocking a short romper. And so the question to all males around the world was “would you rock that?” And why not?!

Who doesn’t love a good romp…er… Focus! Clear your mind of those dirty thoughts. I am obsessed with the cold shoulder trend. So it clearly doesn’t get any better to wear a romper with a cold shoulder. Can you say showstopper? I wore this dress to someone’s graduation and it truly is the perfect summer look. Adding a touch of blush with Baublebar’s piñata tassel earrings  perfectly complemented this powder blue ensemble.

So in the heat of the summer stay cool and on trend with a cute cold shoulder anything, or a romper. If you can get both you lucked out because this look is only available online in petite.

I heart you for reading and until the next post,

XOXO

DDC

Low Romance

Blouse and Shorts: Aria // Earrings: Baublebar // Necklace: Timewarp // Booties: Head Over Heels (sale)

Happy Mardi Gras!

I had all the ingredients to make this post: green, purple, and gold. In this case the gold was more like a canary yellow, but still you get the point. And always the psychic trendsetter that I would like to think I am, you may want to mark my words when I tell you that all variations of yellow will be quite haute this spring. Write it down and go buy yourself that yellow (or mustard) blazer, dress, or top.

Romantic blouses such as this one which have a little, or in other cases a lot, of ruffles are on trend. You will see quite of few in floral prints in the upcoming weeks.

And last but not least, I absolutely love this vintage coin necklace from Time Warp boutique on Government St., in Baton Rouge.

Until the next post!

XOXO,

DDC

V Day

Top: Topshop (Nordstrom) // Denim: Blank NYC (Nordstrom Rack)// Earrings: Baublebar

Hay girl (or boy) hay it’s Valentines Day!

In past years I have griped of no one wearing red or pinks on this day but this year I find myself being a little hypocritical. Let me explain. We all understand the over commercialization of the holidays. We get it. But it certainly gives bloggers, social media coordinators, and communications professionals something to post.

As I was shopping for others yesterday I found myself telling those helping me find something “I don’t want anything too big, or too expensive. I honestly think this day is a little silly.” I think morally we should always strive (lord knows I am NOT perfect and that my attitude is not always 100) to think of others, offer help when needed, and give without any expectations of the other person giving you something in return. That’s the way it should be. Now, do not get me wrong because the flip slide to this story is that I strongly believe in establishing boundaries and respect among friends. And you know sometimes people tend to over care, over share, and over step. Word to the wise. #stayinyourlane

BUT…. that is not what this post is about. Last year the off the shoulder trend dominated the summer and it is fascinating how strongly it has transgressed through the winter/fall. This winter, still, it is all about the shoulders. Whether it is off the shoulder or a cold shoulder, it is undeniable that this style is a dominant one right now.

I love everything about this topshop top. The style, the powder pink color, and the trumpet sleeves. The opposite of skinny jeans are these high waisted bell bottom jeans, which if worn with a high enough heel elongates your body. And I am obsessed with the tassel trend in jewelry. I find myself in the constant hunt for tassel necklaces and earrings. These hot pink ones just give me life.

Anyways, I have said too much. On the real and for realzies my wish for you is to have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. And hey, a gift or two here and there would not be so bad, eh?

Until the next post, CIAO CIAO loves. Happy Valentines Day!

XOXO,

DDC

P.S. How beautiful was Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy’s!!! She was a byzantine beauty and a goddess in her own right. And Blue Ivy stole my heart!!!

LBD

Dress: Likely from Aria Boutique // Chocker: Dillard’s // Shoes: SJP from Nordstrom Rack // Clutch: The ANTHILL by Anthony Ryan

You cannot own enough classic black dresses, or little black dresses (LBD’s). Celebrities of the likes of Jennifer Aniston made black their goto red carpet color. She manages to look stylistically different while rocking black every time. Genius! #TeamJennifer all the way. Although it’s really sad what the other two are going through.. but that’s a whole different story.

Bell sleeves and trumpet sleeves are really hot RIGHT NOW, give it six more weeks (the groundhog saw it’s shadow yesterday, right?) and maybe this will not be the case. I love a good bell sleeve. Although, it is a tad bit Morticia like (ummm she also loved her extremely tight black dresses) they are just so fun.

These Sarah Jessica Parker shoes have their own story. I honestly willed these into my life. I got them for a steal, no no no no better than a steal they were almost and practically free. The minute SJP launched her shoe collection at Nordstrom I knew it was going to be something special. They really became the hottest selling shoe moderately priced at $350 and up. Hey! That’s Carrie, and she is worth it. That and her long standing career, and her name. These are called Fawn heel pumps and they are sold at Bloomie’s, Nordstrom has limited styles too.

Can I tell you that on my first trip to Chicago SJP was at the Nordstrom on Michigan Ave. doing a meet and greet and signing shoe boxes and I missed her because I was on the opposite end of Michigan Ave! Ugh! I could have just kicked myself in the … you know where. So needless to say I have a strong connection with my silver SJP shoes.

Well, February has rolled in and I have a lot more goodies up my (bell) sleeves for you all.

I love you for reading and please come back!

XOXO,

DDC.

Wonderfaux


Coat: H&M// Dress: Express// Jewelry: Baublebar//Boots: Wendy Williams for HSN

Happy 2017!
The year is in full throttle and I am quite optimistic that you and I will have a much better year. So chin chin, or clink clink, or “salud,” or “salut!”

So… it’s been a while and I’ve concluded (mostly to make myself feel a lot better about not posting more often) that I would much rather have quality posts than to frequently post. At what cost? One could make the argument for gaining more followers. Sure, I would love that! Yet I’d rather pour all my efforts and resources on a well planned look than to skim through posts unimpressed and lacking “ooooohs,” or “ahhhhhhs.”

Here in southern Louisiana we are in this in between weather (roll in your transitioning pieces… booties booties booties rocking everywhere) where we get, occasionally, some really cold weekends and several days later bask in the glory of seventy degree weather. It’s pretty great. Having said that I can go from wearing a light sweater to an amazing faux fur coat within a week. Case in point. This particular look was shot three weeks ago when we had that 28 degree weekend. New York had nothing on us. Disclaimer: NYC IS EVERYTHING!

Needless to say that over the knee boots are a staple each winter. These are from the Wendy Williams collection at HSN, “how you booting?” And lets not forget that a choker is all you need to accompany any look from t-shirts to dresses and remain on trend. Let’s face it, it’s all about the choker!

Until the next post you guys! I heart you for you reading and visiting Foster the Fashion!

XOXO,

DDC

Tulle+Tiara+Chokolat Creme

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Top: c/o Chokolat Creme // Skirt: Charlotte Russe // Shoes: Jessica Simpson // Jewelry: Baublebar

One of the most rewarding things blogging provides me is the opportunity to meet so many talented, driven, ambitious, and forward thinking people. And it doesn’t hurt that all of them are beautiful inside and out.

My involvement with Baton Rouge Fashion week for two years in a row placed new faces and labels on my radar. My favorite look of this year’s show was the t-shirt line chokolat creme. Their 2016 runway look is what I am recreating on this post. I love the message of empowerment and strength represented in this brand. And every queen needs a queen bee necklace. This set is from Olivia Palermo’s collab with Baublebar, and it is everything as is she.

Until the next post!

XOXO,

DC

Off the Shoulder off the Hook

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Dress: Express // Sandals: Head Over Heals// Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Earrings: Baublebar

I know it’s been a while. For obvious, and not so obvious, reasons July happened to be a very rough month. But we rise stronger and better from all those rough bumps and curveballs that this thing called life (RIP Prince) throws at us.

Now, if you do not own this summer an off the shoulder top or dress, to you I say in the words of Kimmy Schmidt: “where the H-E- double hockey sticks have you been?!” At least she has a better excuse (mole woman held hostage in a bunker by an unimaginably unattractive Jon Ham). When I tell you after not finding this denim off the shoulder beaut in our Mall of Louisiana, I immediately placed a call and an interstate dash to Tanger Mall to find this amazing dress. It’s denim people!! Denim!!!

Gladiator style sandals like these (on sale at Head Over Heals) make a consistent appearance every summer.

I hope you are having an amazingly fun hot summer. I am extremely grateful for those of you who continue to come back to Foster the Fashion for more posts.

I heart y’all!!!

XOXO,

DDC

This post is dedicated to Miriam “Mimi” Woodrich. She was an amazing mother, teacher, daughter, sister, wife, and friend. I heart you Mir Mir!