The 4th Quarter | Get Jiggy With It

Welcome to the 4th Quarter. Apply pressure.

There's something about the 4th Quarter, the last 3 months of the year, that applies, and forces me to apply, an undeniable pressure. It might be the changing seasons, the fact that I was born right in the middle of it or the impending end of the year. Regardless of your motivation, the 4th Quarter is where the game is won. Get in, and apply pressure.

That's exactly what we're doing right hurr.

 
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Fur Sandals + Dusters | Hugh-Hefner Inspired Fall Date Night Look

"I don't Playboy, I ain't Hugh Hefner..."

Hugh Hefner is dead and I feel a way.

So, what better way to remember the real-life Casanova than with a sexy, fall date night look? I'm talking robes, sheer, fur, sparkle... come on!

 
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The Easiest Way to Wear Floral Print

I'm seriously all about ultra-feminine and flirty looks this season. Summer '17 is giving me serious modern-day A Midsummer Night's Dream vibes.  

Before I get all Shakespearian on you, let me put it in layman's terms: give me all the whites, ruffles and florals. 

I was never a huge fan of floral print (put the torches and pitchforks down), until I figured out the trick to choosing a print that works for me.

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Angles | Gold + Lace Embroidered Cocktail Dress

I have a saying that I pretty much live by. It's my go-to response when people tell me that I seem to be "living the life," but also a reminder to myself.

*cue Kendrick Lamar, Humble*

It isn't a new concept, but in today's era of Social Media and doing what I do, putting it this way really makes the overall message relatable.

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Alternative Classic | White Shirtdress + Pants

I thought we'd try something different and do this post in video form! If you like this style, make sure you head to my YouTube channel and give it a thumbs up! Feel free to subscribe while you're at it!

I was never a huge fan of a traditional white-collared shirt. Something about it made me feel like I was going on an interview, no matter what I paired it with. As trends have evolved and fashion has gotten more daring, however, I've find new and alternative styles that have shifted my perspective on this classic, wardrobe staple. 

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Off-the-Shoulder | Transitioning 1 Top, 3 Ways

The off-the-shoulder trend has pretty much taken over all 4 seasons for the past year or so, and it doesn't seem to be relinquishing control anytime soon. As we continue to [kind of] transition into Spring, I thought it would be helpful to show you one very trendy top styled 3 very chic ways. Although the looks are similar, they each give off a different vibe and can we worn for a different occasion.

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Green Caged Sandals and a Bomber Jacket

"50 inch screen, money green leather sofa..."

That's what I thought of when I walked out with this outfit on. 

We often associate green with colder seasons, like Winter and Fall, but it's a great color to help transition your wardrobe and style into the warmer seasons. It is pretty warm in NYC this weekend, but since we aren't out of the clear just yet, I decided to layer this look a bit more.

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Jumpsuits x Jean Jackets

Hey friend. Can we talk for a minute? There's something I need to tell you.

I've been wearing sneakers.

I know, I know. But I can't help myself! Let me explain....

I've been wanting to get into the sneaker game for the past few years, but never found a pair I truly loved and could actually find. So when I visited the Nike Outlet a few months ago, I picked up one sensible pair and one loud pair and, well, here we are.

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Diplomatic Immunity - #MLKweekend | Printed Set

At this current moment, the end of one of the busiest and most hectic weekends I've had in a long time, I feel the most blessed and grateful. Not because it's over, but because I was there.

Gearing up for the launch of Rupture Marketing, of which I am a co-founder, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to work with the Embassy to Haiti. After 20 hours of work and packing, 4 hours of driving, 3 rest stops and a 30-minute nap at a service area in Maryland, I arrived and dove into a packed schedule and a busy city. I went straight to work.

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Where Is Fall? | Printed trouser + Tunic Shirt

Friend. 

By now we should be knee-deep in knee-highs and wrapping ourselves in the thickest knit sweaters mankind has ever known. Instead, it's 80 degrees and I for one, am confused. For lack of a better (less-offensive) term, this Indian summer is not for me. Mother Nature, you're playing games. 

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Fall Work Lookbook | Pinstripe Jumpsuit and White Button Up

Life is all about balance and finding yours. Specifically, work-life balance. We live in the anti-9-to-5 age, but let's just say what that really means. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the minute we close our eyes, we're working. And while setting yourself up to have the best future possible is great, it's also important to live in the moment and not take life so seriously.

Coco Note: Still working on that last part.

I don't know about you, but after an 8-14 hour work day, the last think I want to do is go home just to change my clothes and head out again. Segue into my point, mastering day-to-night styling is a major key.

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Fall Work Lookbook | Black Trousers + Green Cardigan

Oh black trousers, you forgotten child of fashion.

Why do we fail to acknowledge the importance of the one article of the clothing that is the most versatile and basic wardrobe essential? The very simplicity of it that makes us overlook a pair of black trousers is the very reason why it's so necessary. Regardless of your job title or industry, every woman should own the right pair of tailored black pants.

Coco Note: Keyword: tailored. If they didn't fit you quite well but you bought them anyway, we CAN fix that.

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Fall Work Lookbook | Leopard Print Skirt

I've said it before. I'll say it again. Leopard print is a neutral. 

Coco Note: Don't debate me.

As professional women, one of our (many) office struggles is often appropriate work outfits that don't make getting dressed for the office a daunting task. I mean, your wardrobe should not suck the life out of you. Should you have to sacrifice style for status? Absolutely not. 

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Fall Work Outfit | Boohoo Windowpane Shirt Dress

Y'all. Fall is so close I can smell the Chai.

What would a week of work outfits be without a dress? As we move into the autumn season, I'm trying a different style of dress- the shirt dress. Shirt dresses are one of my favorite styles, because they're super easy to dress up or down, and either way, they look extremely sophisticated.

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Color and Neutral Fall Work Lookbook | Versicolor Closet x The Coco Gawdess

Fall is just around the corner, and while some of you of gearing up to go back to school, I know many of you are preparing to start internships or just revamping your professional wardrobe for Fall.

Myself and my beautiful friend Edwina of Versicolor Closet partnered to give you 4 work outfits using Dresses, Skirts, Trousers and Jumpsuits. Edwina is pretty much a color expert and provided 4 easy ways to add color into your work wardrobe, while I stuck to the neutrals. 

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