Thursday, August 20, 2015

Memoirs of a Bridesmaid (Discussion)

So I’m a little excited about today’s discussion topic! I have been asked about 3 times in the past couple months on what is a good price to pay for a bridesmaids’ dress and shoes?  

After doing some research, the average for paying for a decent bridesmaid dress is $150 before alterations. And remember you still have to get your shoes, accessories, hair & makeup done. OH! Don’t forget the bachelorette party/vacation trip and bridal shower!  As far as shoes I wouldn’t want to pay over $50 for shoes that I would probably only wear once.

Below are some questions from an anonymous reader who needs her questions answered from you future and past brides!  

1. What all is required of me if I say yes?

2. How much do I have to spend to contribute to your special day?
- dress, shoes, jewelry, bridal shower, bachelorette party, etc.

3. Are brides considered of the shapes of their bridesmaids for the type of dresses she wants them to wear? We are not all shaped alike.(busty, wide hips, big behinds)

*ANOMNYMUS NOTE*Please consider our bank accounts when finding things we have to buy. I'm not the one getting married; it's not "MY" special day so I shouldn't be spending money like it is. All eyes will not be on me. Yes bridesmaids should be coordinated but all bridesmaids aren't all the same size, shape, color or height. The same exact everything will not work for us all.

I am all for helping you celebrate your special day but I don't want to break my bank. I want to wear comfortable shoes & for once wear a dress that I will likely wear again someday.

What are your thoughts for today’s topic? Are brides asking too much of their brides to contribute for their day?!

Be sure to join in on the conversation on Instagram (@fyijoycelynn), Facebook (Joyce-Lynn Williams) or comment below! 
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Summer Obsessions

Summer is on full blast right now, especially here in Texas! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and keeping cool!

This blog post I’m going to share some trendy items and styles that I’ve been obsessing over this summer!

Let’s start with the summer favorite all white! It’s so classic! If you can’t tell, my favorites are the jumpsuits and a pair of wide leg pants.

Cuff bracelets are definitely great statement pieces! It gives me such a goddess vibe! They’re trending right now so you can find at your favorite accessory store such as Forever21 and Versona.

FRINGE! My obsession over fringe hasn’t left from last summer season! From handbags, shoes, to jackets, I can never get enough of fringe!

I’ve stop counting how many sunglasses I have a long time ago! To me, sunglasses are the icing on a cake to complete a cute outfit. You can go into just about any store and find a unique pair of sun glasses, even at a low price!  

Kimono cardigans are so comfortable and chic! Many of them are the chiffon material so that you’re still able to rock them in this summer heat.

Coloured Raine cosmetics have had my full attention this summer! Their matte lip gloss in Truffle Raine is one of my fav lippies this summer and I can’t wait to purchase more! Be sure to check out more of their lipsticks and lip glosses at

Shredded jeans have been hit as well for at least the 2 past summers. I love that you can go to the extreme with it or you can have simple cuts and rips and still look bad ass!

There you have it! A quick rundown of my summer favorites! What are some of your summer obsessions?! Be sure to share them with me in the comment section below or on Instagram @fyijoycelynn!! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dusty Rose

Dusty Rose

Non white blazer

Leather sandals
$54 -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer Lovin'

 Summer is the perfect time to mix bright colors and prints! In this blog post I’ll share a couple looks that I like to mix together.

Stripes and polka dots are a great way to get started in mixing and matching prints. Most people don’t think that they would be able to pull it off but these two prints make an easy transition. Just make sure they are within the same color palate, if not the same colors.

For this look I was able to take a navy blue and white stripe top, and a navy and white polka dot skirt and add accent colors mustard yellow and tangerine orange to complete the look! 

Outfit Details
Top-Gianni Bini
Skirt- Versona
Shoes- Cato’s
Belt- Forever 21
Cuff Bracelet- Whip Lash Accessories

My next look gave me more of a 90s feel! We all love the 90’s fashion right?! I love my leopard shoes by Steve Madden! Leopard is definitely the new black for me! They’re the only 4 in heels that don’t kill my feet by the end of the day! LOL 

Outfit Details
Pants- BCBGeneration
Jean Jacket- Target
Shoes- Steve Madden
 Sunglasses- Old Navy
Necklace- Forever 21

Photography- Laura Moore (IG @_gentlewoman)

Make-Up & Faux Locs- Keri Gainer (IG @renee_200626)


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stylist Story: Joshua O. Johnson

I’m excited to introduce to you celebrity fashion stylist and ultimate fashion guru Joshua O. Johnson! I’ve been following his work for about a year and his work is absolutely amazing! I've had the pleasure to ask him about the fashion industry and his love for fashion! Check it out below! 

What made you want to be in the fashion industry?

What made me decide to be in the fashion industry was growing up watching my grandmother. She would wear fabulous sequin jackets, long dresses and furs. Also my late Aunt Molly inspired me, she was very fashionable and edgy. I have been in the fashion industry for about eight years now and I absolutely love it all.

I love your confidence and how you’re able to express yourself through your work! How do you keep your confidence going?  

OMG, what can I say? Hmmm I would definitely think It would be my motivation for staying in a happy place. So many people ask me that question and it is truly hard to figure that out for me. LOL. I just believe in always being yourself and staying FIERCE.

What are some of your favorite pieces and brands you love to use for your clients?

My favorite pieces of course would be Haute Couture the details that those designers do are absolutely stunning.

Favorite brands would be Tom Ford, J Mendel, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Valentino and Versace.

Who are you looking forward to style in the future and why?

 I have one person who I would be honored to work with, and that would be actress Tilda Swinton because she's edgy, risky and a true fashion icon.

What has been a struggle for you in the fashion industry that you’ve had to overcome?  

The struggles I have to overcome were being taken advantage of and having to pretend to be something that I am not. Talking to Andre Leon Talley a few years back he told me to always be true to yourself and do it with style.

There is much talk about the new “Caitlyn Jenner”, do you think that she will have an influence (good or bad) in the fashion industry?

This is a touchy topic for some but for me I love talking about it; I appreciate the confidence that a mega star, a hero, father and grandfather finally understand what his life should be even at 65 years of age. The influence is either or some will look at it and say “wow that is amazing” but for some they will be negative. Now for the fashion industry I think it wouldn’t influential we already have other queens, gays, transgenders in the fashion industry who influence fashion already. They will accept Caitlyn Jenner and she will become part of the family.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow you in your footsteps in being a fashion stylist?

The best advice I can give anyone is to never get taken advantage of by anyone, know your worth and know why you love fashion. Celebrities are the worse ones to make you feel cheapen, but if you go in and set boundaries and have everything in black and white then you will be fine.

What is next for Joshua O. Johnson?

Well, I launched my own accessory line with my best friend J'cil White, which is doing so amazing but I do want to also venture into wardrobe. Becoming a fashion designer is a dream of mine. Stay tuned, there is absolutely more coming up.

How can we keep up with you!? (Social media, website, etc)

You can keep up with me through social media @joshuaomarjohnson ( IG), @pureandrogyny (IG) and our website is launching again In August for fall.

How FIERCE is Joshua?! I LOVE IT! I saw his work this past weekend on Erica Mena from Vh1’s Love & Hip-Hop, and she couldn’t have looked any classier! Be sure to keep with Joshua O. Johnson on his social media outlets!

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