My dress // Atalie’s dress // Heels

Today, I’m featuring some great black owned businesses on the blog. I recently found this Little Black Dress LBD from Cushnie at Target. Under $30 (on sale), and super flattering. It has a ruffle shoulder, uneven hem, and gathered waist. I recruited Atalie to match in Cushnie. What do you think? I also had plans to shoot these dresses on the camera but it stopped working after it fell from the tripod, real life! I resonate with people like Carly Cushnie, founder of Cushnie. who believes that timeless silhouettes can make you feel confident. That confidence is needed to stand up to what each day holds. I tell my girls, ‘they are strong, they are God’s workmanship, and they can do all things though Christ who gives them strength, ” that is my encouragement to you reader. (Phil 4:13) Please see below for some black owned businesses to support.

Cushnie for Targetowned by Carly Cushnie who believes that with her timeless silhouettes, the modern woman can feel sexy, sophisticated and powerful all at once.

Briogeo I first noticed Briogeo on Something Navy. I love her hair and you already know I like clean beauty. Clean hair care for all hair types. They have clean scalp therapy for itchy scalps.

Pat McGrath Luxury makeup created by legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath

Retro Rhapsody Vintage Clothing

Do you have any black owned businesses to share? I’d love to hear from you. Shalice@shalicenoel.com

Below is my shop page, click on the pictures to shop:

I’m always looking for a chic Little Black Dress. It’s universally flattering and eternally classic, you simply cannot go wrong. And did I mention it’s under $100? Reid often requests simple dresses when we go out, so I was excited to find this one. I may even include a trench once the sun goes down. Happy weekend everyone!

outfits deets:

black off the shoulder dress and this one is also cute :: white heels similar and these pumps :: maestra bag by Senreve :: sunnies and these  :: Photography by Tasha ::


6 LBD’s for every occassion:

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I’ll admit I have a leopard problem right now. I’ve got leopard coming out of my ears in the form of pretty pointed flats, sexy coats and pencil skirts. However, the moment you touch this soft coat, you’ll find a similar obsession at hand. I cannot wait to dress it down with cropped denim and a thin sweater. Maybe even these boots? After all, I’m pretty sure leopard’s a neutral.

dress SHONA JOY :: leopard coat ALICE & OLIVIA :: SIMILAR  :: laced heel SIMILAR

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Q & A 

1. How is it having a large family in Los Angeles? I think it’s important to know what places, and neighborhoods are more kid friendly etc. Read my post on 5 kid friendly LA.

2. When do you style outfits? Honestly, some of the best “editing” i.e. trying on, taking off, and more mixing, less matching happens when the house is quiet, the last child has gone to sleep! I can gather my thoughts, write copy, and return emails.

3. Tell us something we don’t know . . . Well, I have 250 pairs of shoes in my house, but can never find a pen. True Story.

4. Will we be seeing any short videos coming soon? Yes! Glad you asked, we filmed one last week coming soon! Eeek! I’m somewhat camera shy, so it was fun to crawl out of my shell. Meanwhile, just enjoy my short boomerangs on Instagram.

5. Where are you going next? I’m planning a trip to NYC, so comment with your must see, must eat, must drink, must everything.

6. Tell us about your week  . . . My family has been in town which means we’re going to the beach, using 14 eggs for scrambled eggs in the morning and using lots of paper plates. No shame! And did I mention, there’s an inch of sand on my floors? It has been a treat seeing the cousins bond all over again since last seeing each other in January. If you think about it, its really just a short time together before they all part ways, some to different schools and a very wide 2200 miles away from each other. I get choked up just thinking about it. I am also needing versatility in my dressing since time is always of the essence as a busy mom.

Any Last Words? Sometimes you just need a $39 dress worn as a top, and laugh about all the scrambled eggs on the floor. Memories in the making.

dress LEITH (only $39 till August 8th!)  :: jeans AG JEANS (fits tts, also on sale!) :: sandals AGL





Truth: An IT BAG aka Pierre Hardy bag, makes a twenty-one dollar turtleneck LBD look REALLY good. And throw in some white pumps for good measure. Just a warning, you’ll be seeing lots more of this ‘lil gem of a bag.

dress BOOHOO /  pump M GEMI / bag PIERRE HARDY – FARFETCH (I also like this one)