OOTD: “A Novella Kinda Day”

Novella Collage

First off let me just apologize for my absence over the past couple of weeks. My 94-year old grandmother had taken ill and between daily hospital visits, dealing with a personal loss and working on another CBS project, I was all over the place. But I’m back today and it felt great to finally fix-up a little and be fashionable again. I wanted a relaxed and comfy style today and this Novella Dress from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel was the perfect outfit to make my blog return in. I’m talking about carefree, flowy and oh so relaxed to wear. If you know my personal style, long maxis are my thing. The dress comes in the color of black and stone but I’ve seen others wear it just plain already so I wanted to spice it up a bit. Therefore I added my color of the moment, teal. A teal belt and teal pumps were all I needed to add just the right amount of hue to the ensemble. (You’ll also see me wear this teal belt with another IGIGI dress soon so don’t be surprised). This dress can be worn year round, being that it is fully lined, and I think it would make a great dress to wear to a beach wedding. Plus, catch it now during the Labor Day sale, it is marked down to only $129.99 from $170 and be sure to also take advantage of  other items during the IGIGI Labor Day Sale where you can get an extra 30% OFF. Use Code “LABORDAY13” from Friday, August 30th @ 9.00AM – Tuesday, September 3rd @ 5:00PM at www.igigi.com.

Wendy Wig Collage

A few weeks ago I posted a pic on my Instagram of a Wendy Williams wig that I was sent to review. I finally got a chance to try it out today since I took out my sew-in last week. Yes, talk-show host Wendy Williams will be debuting her new hair line Wendy Williams Hair World very soon. (I’m assuming when her new season starts on September 16th). I already posted on the collection here. The collection is available now  online at Especially Yours. When the Especially Yours company contacted me for a review, I chose the style of the Wendy Williams Everyday Wig, regular $99 now on sale for $79. I’m wearing the color of R1B16. I chose this color because the roots are black and then it blends into a pretty golden blonde color. The packaging of the product is superb. It arrives in a leopard printed box with tissue paper that has Wendy’s name monogrammed all over it. The wig comes long but I got it cut into a bob style. Now I will say that the hair is very soft and thin and although it states that it can be heated, my curls didn’t quite hold tightly so I decided to wear it straight. Well, in this pic I curled one side to show how that would look but then kept the other side straight. I would suggest maybe rodding it up at night with flexi-curlers and place the wig on a wig stand to see if that’ll work for holding a tighter curl. I’m gonna try that out myself. Just wanted to give you a glimpse of my new do.