Happy Monday!
This past Saturday, we had another successful event: an intimate brunch co-hosted by Angel Anderson of the Spice Suite in Washington, DC’s Studio 52!

With plentiful food provided by Chef Tobias and beats by DJ JFK, the mood was properly set for an afternoon discussion centered on leveraging social media for success. So many gems were dropped including the importance of curating your feed, crafting clever captions, increasing engagement by responding to comments with more than three words, and answering your DM’s! Nicaila of Side Hustle Pro moderated, and helped us share our distinct points of view to the room full of ambitious, entrepreneurial, forward thinking men and women. The take home point: start now, forget fear, and perfect later!**

After guests shopped it up with vendors including Hyde your Jewelry, Elite Fitz, Tete’s Butter Co, LTD Creations, Karen Soiree Accessories, and more…

…we had to get a fill of the fashion!

The dress code for our gathering called for Summer Sequins. Take a look at a few fun interpretations of the theme:

A shimmering pair of champagne hued pants were a fun complement to this lacy cream top.

This fashionista’s Audacious & Feral pants acted as the perfect exclamation point to her brunch look!

Influencer @DunnieO and a friend kept it cute on a sequined dress and skirt.

Blogger Style Stamped was a vision in a printed sequin skirt.

Bomb makeup artist @KittyCMua coordinated her purple fringe vest with her hair.

This lawyer went for subdued in a pink sequined dress and a printed kimono.

Sequins can be both dressy and casual, as witnessed by this friend group, who sported everything from dresses to skirts, offset by fun tees, denim jackets, and tulle.

Bomber and Bombshell duo @J.Scullark and @Middleastpeace_x offered different interpretations in black, gray, and white.

And Ayanna of Audacious & Feral represented for her brand in a logo’d tee and multicolored sequin pants. She gifted me a pair and I can’t wait to wear!
Speaking of which…

I was having a few wardrobe issues the night before and the day of! But thankfully Ayanna from the Baltimore based brand Audacious and Feral came early to the event! After showing me a few outfits, I picked out this jazzy blazer and short combo. This is definitely not something I would have normally plucked to wear, but I think it worked out!

A pair of bedazzled Gucci heels and a low pony, and I was all set!

I grabbed pix with many of our fly and fashionable guests, including Fashion Bomb devotee Joyce of @JDProfiles100, who was adorable in an S. Denton Collection skirt.

This Bombshell showed off her form in a black sequined two piece.

@FlightsNStilettos worked a pink bodycon dress and nude heels.

@MoneyHanginginmyCloset rocked a black sequin tank and a snazzy skirt.

@IamACocktailBandit makes yummy liquor infused chocolates! She came to get advice on her brand, and did so in a sequin addled black dress.

@Phasod.Styles was adorable in a silver sequined jumpsuit.

And of course, I posed with my co-host Angel of the Spice Suite, and @WatchmeBMore who looked bomb in a yellow sequined shift.
It was a fun time! And no FBD event could end without a dance interlude set off by DJ JFK!

Our next stop is Philly August 18th! Get your tickets at FashionBombBetterthanSuccess.Eventbrite.com.

Until next time…


*Images: @ReignNoire
**I’d like to start turning these into podcast episodes! Anyone with any insight on how to do that, please hit me up!