Valentine’s Day Inspired Giveaway!!!!


The moment that you ALL have been waiting for! MY GIVEAWAY!

After much deliberation, I have decided that I am going to give away my cute little furry bag from the estate sale. Remember this post?


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The bag is made out of REAL rabbit fur. It’s the cutest thing ever and I feel that it could use a GREAT home with one of my amazing subscribers!

So, how do you win?

1.Like my blog’s Facebook page HERE

2. Subscribe to my blog by entering your e-mail address at the top of the home page. Don’t forget to confirm it through your e-mail address!

3. Send me a short snippet of an embarrassing relationship moment that you have had in the past. I will post them anonymously and people can comment on the one that they like the best. The person with the most embarrassing moment/most submissions will win! Use the form below to submit anonymously!


Power and Leadership: Inspirational Post to Start your Monday

First off! It’s MONDAY! get ENERGIZED! I know, I know, i’m asking for A LOT!

Haha, ok, back to the topic at hand.

I attended a leadership conference the week before last, and I heard something there that resonated with me.  Then, I went home to tell my mom about what I heard, and she said the same thing. I just wanted to share this quote with all of you as you start your week:

“No one can take your power. You GIVE it away. No one can take your authority. You GIVE it away.”

So, in that, I will leave you all with this quote by Marianne Williamson, which i’m sure all of you have heard before:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”


It could be the leadership conference, or maybe it’s the fact that I am graduating in May, but i’m on an inspirational trip, haha. I guess we shall see how long this will last.

I hope you all have a great week!

XoXo, Jada

Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle DC Expo Coverage

I had a wondrously amazing adventure at the FBLDC expo! Unfortunately, due to the horrendous parking situation surrounding the Washington Convention Center, I was limited to only 45 minutes, but I certainly made the most of it. There was TONS to see.

Here’s my experience:

Miss Jay Alexander with one of the members of the My Bougie Baby team.

Jon David Salon was offering free hair styling sessions

Mini Models! These pint sized fashionistas BROUGHT IT on the Runway. Clothing from MyBougie Baby

So many Vendors, So little time

Even HAIR was for Sale.

Free Makeovers!!!

The Beautiful Ladies of Kitty Kat Kolors nail polish

Miss Jay preparing for photo ops with guests

So, That concludes my 45 minute adventure at the FBLDC 2012. I had so much fun and am looking forward to next year! Hopefully, I can prepare myself better in relation to parking so that I can stay a lot longer. I also plan to register next year as PRESS so that I am allowed better access to certain things so that I can present them back to my fashion loving blog supporters.

Tootles until next time…

XoXo, Jada

Estate Sale Chronicles: Awesome Finds $10 or less

I went to my first estate sale last month and had an amazing time! Of course, I brought my fashion “other” Eura, who I used to blog with on HautenessCoutureious.Blogspot.Com, with me on my adventure. We started off at Starbucks:


My ensemble consisted of a White H&M Tank, Black H&M rider pants, Nine West Vintage Edition wide calf rider boots: $159.00, ALDO scarf: $18.00, Louis Vuitton Deauville Bag Retails: $1,600, M.A.C. Ruby Woo lipstick $15.00 and a Lane Bryant houndstooth cape: $50.00

Then, we were off to the estate sale. The clothes were outside and the bags and shoes were inside. I couldn’t get a photo of the bag/shoe room, but it was PACKED. Here are a few photos of the outside arrangement. Don’t let the surroundings fool you, there were tons of nice things:

Afterwards, we took a random detour to a park on my way to take Eura home, and this is was came of it:

To sum up this post, here are all of the goodies that I got at the estate sale, all under $10.00:

Mini Cross body Bag (No tag, Unknown Designer $5.00):

Leather backpack with Leopard print lid and gold buckle detailing $5.00:

Spiegel shoulder bag made with real Rabbit Fur (sorry PETA, didn’t know it was real) $5.00:

Shoulder bag, that I ended up gifting to Beatrice of $5.00:

Camel-Colored Leather and Fringe Blazer $10.00:

Leather and Shearling Vest $10.00:

2 pairs of beautiful Leather gloves (i”m OBSESSED with the black ones!) $2.00/set:

That’s all for now my loves! I didn’t realize how awesome estate sales were until now. I’m definitely on the hunt for more in the area, and when I do, I’ll update them to my “upcoming events” tab. Until next time….

XoXo, Jada

Satisfying your Accessory Sweet Tooth: Arm Candy [How to]

Everywhere you look, i’m sure you have noticed the colossal amount of bracelets, watches, chains and spikes adorning the arms of fashionistas. This gaudy arm fad is affectionally known to us as: ARM CANDY. Every time I go shopping, I am looking for cute, simplistic pieces that I can pile on to my arm candy family.

For those of you just tuning into the trend, I have decided to make this a “how-to” post to make it easier for you to build an arm party of your own by showing you how I construct mine.

First, here are a couple of variation of looks that I have done recently:

The one that we are going to work with in this post is the last photo.

The core of this arm candy ensemble is my Burberry Nova Check Watch : $395. However, any watch will do:

Then, I add my Spiked bracelets: $12.00 for both, which I just purchased from ALDO last week. I always place one above my watch and one below my watch.

Next, is my metal spiked bracelet: $7.99, which I purchased from “Fancy Q” in Arundel Mills mall. It’s starting to fade, but I can’t let it go. I had a gold one also, but Eura stole it. Anyway, I put this one at the very front.

Last, but not least, my braided J.Crew bracelet: $22.00. I always place her somewhere near the front.

Here’s a reminder of the final product:

That’s it! It’s so easy and really fun to see what kinds of combinations you can come up with. Also, if you don’t have a watch, you can use a statement bracelet as your core piece:

In my case, we will take my new chunky chain link bracelet from Express: $24.50

Just add a few of the previous pieces and it could turn out like this:

Or this:

Don’t know where to start, not a problem! Here is a list of great places that can help you start building your arm wardrobe across all price points:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Collection

Arm Candy Shoppe

Etsy: Arm Candy Search

Fancy Me Candy

Aldo Shoes: Bracelets

J.Crew: Bracelets

Express: Buy One Get One 1/2 off Promotion

That’s all for now, have an awesome time building your own Candy Shops.

XoXo, Jada

UPDATE: One of my readers, Sharnell, sent me a photo of her Arm Candy hookup! I’m loving her Betsey Johnson watch!