Monday, July 30, 2012

CitizenLMS + RubyReddCheeks Boutique "Merriment" Giveaway


The lovely people from RubyReddCheeks are feeling generous and are giving away one “Merriment” accessories set to a lucky CitizenLMS reader! RubyReddCheeks Boutique was featured a few weeks ago in an M’s Most Wanted post and they are known for their one of a kind vintage finds and accessories. This time they want to share the love and they’ve teamed up with me to do our first giveaway!!

Dress, Tank, Shirt by TopShop

To enter you simply need to be a follower of this blog either through google or bloglovin and you need to follow RubyReddCheeks Boutique on Facebook.

Next just leave a comment on this post with you First and Last Name and your email address (please don't forget your email address so we can contact you!)! A winner will be chosen at random from the comments section! The deadline for entries is August 6, 2012 at 12 midnight EST!

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winner will be announced as soon as we have contacted the winner!! Thank you all so much for your participation and a HUGE thank you to Ruby Redd Cheeks Boutique for sponsoring the Giveway!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Work with me


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sneak Peek: Bloggers Illustrated


Happy hump day folks! Thought I would share a black and white teaser of the upcoming post "Bloggers Illustrated" which will run next week as an illustrated rundown of some of my favorite bloggers that I find inspiration from daily! Hope you all enjoy the preview!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Leopards in a floral field

(photo: Marisa Scott for CitizenLMS)

Asos bralet top
Victoria's Secret sundress worn as a maxi skirt
Zara leopard wedges
grandmother's arm candy
Mother's gold stud earrings (not pictured)
Asos rosary
TJ Maxx Cross

Hello everyone!!!! So here it is, my first official outfit post for the blog! Yesterday was my birthday so I spent it working, hanging out with my family, and making/eating lots of cupcakes!!!! Its been so hot lately that all I've really been wearing are sun dresses and maxi skirts and even though this maxi skirt is virtually like picnic blanket b/c of all the volume, its actually surprisingly cool. Anywhoooooo...I hope you guys enjoy the pics and I'll do my best to keep the outfit posts more of a regular occurrence! Have an awesome day loves, I'm off to eat more cupcakes!!! Nom Nom Nom!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

M's Most Wanted: Ruby Redd Cheeks Boutique

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RubyReddCheeks Boutique was founded in 2011 by Ruby Brown, a young wife and mother of two seeking to fulfill her destiny of becoming an entrepreneur. After many years of being exposed to the fashion industry with a growing passion for classic fashionable eras....RubyReddCheeks Boutique was birthed. RubyReddCheeks Boutique also offers Personal Shopping, Wardrobe Styling, Make-Up, and Hairstyling services to their clients/customers as well!...To shop RubyReddCheeks Boutique CLICK HERE.

I think the great thing about RRC is that you can really get a one stop shopping experience with them, the services they provide would be great for preparing for a special event or if you need some help organizing and shopping for new or different pieces to add some pizazz to your wardrobe. It would also make a great birthday present for a friend or a great way to treat yourself to some pampering!

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Inspiration: Swanky Diggs


photos via Lonny Magazine

I've always loved a mix of feminine and masculine elements when it comes to interior design. Moody wall colors, neutrals, and different combinations of textures for pillows adds tons of visual interest to any space as well! Lastly, never underestimate how much sex appeal great lighting to add to you space...especially in the bedroom. *wink wink* LOL

Happy Tuesday lovelies!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wear What When: Meet The Clients

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(photos: shopbop)

Hey guys here's a little shopbop work wear inspiration that I came across earlier this week which was quite fitting because I had been looking for more inspiration for work/client meeting appropriate outfits. Since I work in the creative industry I have a little creative wiggle room when I put looks together however there is a line and I still have to look capable and reliable. Here's a rundown of the items for each look:

Outfit 1
Topshop Peplum Shirt and Pencil Skirt
Gap Dark Wash Jeans
Joseph Coy Boyfriend Blazer
Michael Kors tote
R&Em Ipad2 Case

Outfit 2
Orlakley skirt
Rag & Bone boots
Proenza Schouler
Walls Fashion Top
Topshop Flats
Lanvin Skirt
Gap Dark Wash Jeans

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Orange Crush


I had planned to wait until the official album release of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange but I couldn't wait LOL...I mean really who was I kidding, as soon as all of my friends on twitter started talking/raving about it I had to download it from iTunes. Its quite fitting that I got it today since I'm working on a new Illustration to submit to UCE Magazine and I always like having new music to listen to while I work on new Ills. I'm about 4 songs in and I already love it like I knew I would. What I love most about Frank is his ability to tell a story and take the listener on a journey which is a dying artform in music especially in R&'s a track off the album called Pyramids, Frank released it a few weeks ago but I thought I would share it just in case you guys hadn't heard it yet, enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Well Worn

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(photos: WHI, google, Marisa Scott for CitizenLMS)

A little denim inspiration for you Monday and a few snapshots of today's outfit deets!
Happy Monday lovers :D

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mane Maintenance

I thought I would start the week off with a hair post since you guys seemed to love the beauty haul so much (which was really fun to put together might I add!). I've been trying to grow my hair out longer than it currently is and I thought by doing a post on my favorite hair products that it would not only motivate me to continue on my minimal and soon to be heat free diet for my hair and also answer a few questions that I frequently get about my hair.

FAQ 1. Do you have a relaxer?
Answer: I haven't had a relaxer in over 2 years, I currently use a flat iron to straighten my hair

FAQ 2. What products do you use on your hair?
Answer: See below :D

FAQ 3. How often do you wash your hair?
Answer: I wash my hair with shampoo once a week and I co-wash my hair once a week.

Here are the products I'm currently using and am in the process of ordering:

(products: Garnier's triple moisture shampoo, nutrition spray, and 3-Minute Undo mask. Organix Brazilian keratin therapy conditioner, Anti Breakage serum, Flat-Iron Spray and Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage serum)

These are the goods I use when I straighten my hair with my flat Iron. I love the Garnier triple moisture system because my hair has a tendency to get really dry since its so thick so it literally just soaks up all of the moisture it provides. I just started using the Organix Karetin line and so far I'm really liking the results, I completely addicted to the flat iron spray and the anti breakage serum and they smell divine!

(products: Karen's Body Beautiful's Secret Weapon Restorative Hair Treatment, Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream,Hold It Hair Gel w/ Argan Oil, Super Silky Leave-in Conditioner, and Hair Blossom Moisture Mist)

These are the products I plan to buy and use for my hair when I wear it curly. I've heard a lot of great things about it from a friend who recently chopped 7 inches off of her hair and has already seen some amazing results in just 3 months. My plan is to go completely heat free for at least 3 months and just see how it goes. My hair has grown a lot in the past few months and I think it would grow even faster if I stopped using heat to straighten it. So I'll definitley keep you guys posted on my curls and the process/progress!! Wish me luck!!

Here are a few of my fav straight hairstyles that I absolutely love, I'll post a part2 to this one once I find some curly styles that I dig for my face shape and hair type, If you guys have any suggestions feel free to send me links!!

I hope you guys enjoyed the post and please leave me comments on things you all have tried on your hair to promote healthy growth and length retention! To order or learn more about the products I've shown please visit:


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Insta M

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Don't forget to follow @CitizenLMS on Instagram!!! Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

M's Most Wanted: Mariella Adore Accessories

Mariella Adore is an online accessories boutique that specializes in trendy, tough, and chic pieces that add a little punch to your wardrobe. I came across them through twitter and was compelled to do a feature on my favorite pieces. I love pairing things that are a little edgy and dark with vintage pieces (of my grandmother's jewelry) that I already have. It always creates a nice mix and I always get compliments juxtaposed arm swag!

Why I love it: because its strikes an awesome balance between badass and simple
Looks Great With: pretty much anything! But I also love pairing tough pieces like this with a mini dress, or a mini skirt, booties, and a vintage t-shirt.

Why I love it: because it reminds me of a zipper, its a little odd and cool all at the same time.
Looks Great With: skinny jeans, crop high-low top, and over-sized sunnies

Why I love it: because its on trend and I'm kind of a sucker for little
Looks Great With: multiple necklaces and is great for layering

Why I love it: because the color is so gorgeous!
Looks Great With: a white bikini or a kaftan