Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All New Chocolate Pearls

Starting next week Chocolate Pearls will have a different look in it's content!! We will still have the chocolaty page but there will be a couple of changes as far as the structure of the blog! It will be more inviting, more riveting, and greater for all my readers!!

Chocolate Pearls does it all for You...the reader!!!!

Monday -Pearls of Wisdom
Advice on fashion, beauty, relationships, and other women topics

  • Tuesdays - Outfit

How the editor (Fanya) is styling and profiling and a chance for others to submit their best outfits

  • Wednesdays - Chocolate Pearls Spotlight

Interviews and articles on favorite designers, bloggers, models, etc

  • Thursday - Beauty Bar

Favorite beauty items

  • Friday - Chocolate Pearl Favorites

Favorite items of the week

Hope you enjoy the new changes.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Designer Christmas Wish List

Jimmy Choo:
Tiffany & Co

Michael Kors
MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors  Medium Grayson Sequin Satchel, Red
Michael Kors Fragrance Very Hollywood Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz.
'sukey' medium tote with detachable interlocking G charm.

Not so in a rush for Black Friday!

I have am so sorry I have neglected all my great readers…I’ve been so busy with the holiday.
I know Black Friday has gone and passed and to be honest not too thrilled. There was nothing that I was going to stand outside for hours for. Although there are plenty of items I would get up early for and purchase online:

Victoria Secrets - $59.99

Bakers Shoes - $59.99

Victoria Secrets - Clearance $59.99
Not to much not too little. I am a huge fan of the chunky heel and I am ready to add it to my wardrobe. The flat riding boots by sketchers are so cute something you just can't pass up. I love this season because it's perfect for sweater dresses and Victoria Secrets has the sexiest ones ever!! 

Please feel free to share your purchases from Black Friday

Monday, November 21, 2011

And the Winner is...


Congrats for winning the Victoria Secret Giveaway! I hope you get something fun and Pink!

Marissa!! Pic from Shabby, Chic, and cheap

Thank you for entering!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brilliantly Amazing

Brilliant!!! Express has it going on for the holidays! It's everything a woman wants to be for the holidays to sparkle, shine, stand out, and be sexy! Her are the top favorite must haves from their new arrivals:


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chocolate Pearls Spotlight: Rag Authority

Rag Authority

Love finding different boutiques that has the latest trends, affordable pricing, and great customer service. Rag Authority has all these elements which took my breath away. The owner Christine 
Codrington, was so nice and talking fashion with her was so much fun. She is an everyday woman and knows how to mix style and comfort. Literally on at one of my favorite street fairs (thanks to my aunt) I seen all these cute sweaters, skirts, and dresses. As soon as I walked over Christine made me feel welcomed. I bought the cutest skirt which is now my "go-to skirt." The moment I meet her I knew I had to a blog and interview her. Young woman on the rise! Owning your own business is not easy especially in fashion but Christine is on the right track and has brought more reinforcement that we all can do great things! 
Rag Authority has so much to offer for all women and I love it! Check out Rag Authority Online!!!!

1.          What made you start your own business? How long have you been in business?
The reason I started was because my hsuband got laid off and we had an opportunity to start something that we can call our own. Even though it was a scary time because of the financial state of the world we still felt that people would still love to shop but would be looking for quality and unique clothing that they can wear multi seasonal.
As of Sept/11 we have been in the business for 2 years. We have passed the make-or-break stage of business owner. So I am happy and proud that we were able to presevere in these times.
2.          What do you love about the fashion industry?
The thing I love about the fashion industry is how it is forever evolving. It’s never the same but still you can see hints of past influences. As “NEW” as fashion is it always takes from the past to chew it and spit it out and make it new. The industry is such a hard knock place to be in caise it makes you really put pressure to be the best in fireld and makes you take chances that you might not think of taking. Like they say you are one runway show away from making or breaking it.

3.      Who is your Favorite Fashion icon?
My favorite Fashion Icon is maybe a behind the scenes person who makes the Fashion Icon and that’s Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfield. Those two people have changed the industry in such a huge way.They make the icons, they are the ones that make a women feels  sexy, secure, successful and beautiful. People may think that clothes can make you feel this way but they can if you feel like you look it you exude it and people pick up on that. It’s like how they say  if  two people went into a job interview and both were equally qualified that the  more “attractive “ person would get the job. We’ll it is true but not just that black and white it’s the person that is groomer well, were a nice pressed dress suit , hair done , nails done , a little makeup and etc..When you take time in your personal apperance prospective employers see that and see that if you take that much time to get ready for an interview you will also take “care” of your job that your will also take time and groom the position that you are applying for. Designers do not get the credit for being icons because they are behind the “Icon” but in fact they are the “Fashion Icon” makers.
Tom ford and Karl Lagerfeld are men that see a women and see beyond the 9-5 , see beyond the 2.5 kids and white picket fence. They see the women who wants to travel, who wants to feel sexy for either their boyfriend or husband. The women who likes working out and taking care of their figure. They see the free spirit in every women who wants  to be strong, sexual and incharge and they make women feel like that in the clothes that they design. And one day I hope to be able to create clothes like they do and make women and men feel like they do in their clothing brands in my personal brand.

4.          Fall is such a fun season for fashion...what is your favorite trend?
My favorite fashion trend right now for Fall 2011 is the long flowy maxi skirt paired with a warm turtle neck sweater. Love this trend because it can be easily worn with a leather jacket and scarve and calf length high heel boots  or  paired with a boyfriend boot and jean jacket. A few simple mixes for a everyday look. Plus it way comfy.

5.          Any words of wisdom for anyone who is trying to find their own personal style?
Personal style is something that takes ones whole life to develop. It’s all about how you want people to see you as. Always remember that a lot can be said about you by the way you dress before you even speak a word. That doesn’t mean that you have to follow the norm and be bland that means work with what you got and have fun but don’t be the butt of the joke. Work in an office setting you might have to wear office attire but maybe wear some killer heels have been collecting dust  that make you feel sexy instead of your everyday work shoes .Personal style is what the phrase says  IT’S YOUR PERSONAL STYLE and you don’t always have to follow the trends you can always set them. You never know your “style” might be the it thing of the season. Designers always see and get inspired by everyday people you might just a designers muse without knowing it.  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chocolate Pearls Spotlight: Echat.com

Fumbled on a great new website called estylechat that was created by Emily!! Emily has a one stop shop for fashion advice, great links to fab outfits, and does online personal shopping. Echat.com is so easy to use and very personable. Emily's style, profession and how she brings personal shopping online caught my eye!! It's like having your bestie right beside you! Please do check out Emily's Website: estylechat

Also I have a spotlight interview with Emily...she has great style and advice!!

1. Why did you start your blog?
eStyle Chat was the product of my social media background and love for brands like Banana Republic, JCrew and Ann Taylor. Since I work full time in social and digital media, I look to blogs for a lot of my news, information and insight and it was hard to find a fashion blog for people who shop mainstream brands and do a huge majority of their shopping online.

I wanted to fill that void and focus on online shopping and clothes that are under $300. We also know it's hard to have confidence in a purchase when you can't try something on so that's also what we do on eStyle. We spend a lot of time talking about shipping policies, clothing fit and clothing quality.
2. Where does your creative juices come from?

Usually the clothes that are on my personal wish list! I never put anything on the blog that I wouldn't wear myself. I also turn to other women who have full-time, office jobs and find out what works for them instead of following the latest runway or designer trends.
3. Favorite part about fashion?

There is no better feeling than trying something on and knowing it will be a "go to" piece. I love how the right style and fit can make you feel so good! Fashion really provides confidence and few other industries can do that.
4. Favorite designer and why?

I love the style at Ann Taylor. Their clothes last and last and are high quality for the price. I also love Michael Kors and his line at Macy's. Michael Kors has designed a few pairs of pants that I can't live without.
5. What is your ultimate career goal for the fashion industry?

I'd like to become more involved with the brands I blog about. I think many brands are currently losing the opportunity to sell more clothing online because they don't offer multiple views of an outfit, reviews by other customers and an online personal shopping service. My goal is to help clothing stores provide a better online experience to their ecommerce shoppers. 
6. What's your personal style?

Such a good question...and a tough question! I think my personal style is preppy-classic. I don't wear a lot of feminine lace and I skip the grunge trends. A fitted sweater with dark jeans tucked into riding boots with a scarf is my go-to right now. I also love some of the leopard accessories and featured some fun finds in my Loving Leopard post. With my personal wardrobe, I try to pick and choose trends that I know will be flattering to me. Sometimes that means I have to skip the latest fashion finds but when I find a trend that works for me, I'll latch on and wear the heck out of it!

7. What would you recommend to someone who is trying to find their personal style?

Pick what you think is your absolute best asset and make sure any new piece you add to your wardrobe flatters that part of you. I actually wrote a whole post about this a few months ago on eStyle. You can find it here. Whether it's your legs, waist, shoulders or cleavage, don't follow a new trend unless it will make your favorite part look even better! This helps you dress with confidence and saves you a lot of money spent on fads that aren't your thing.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chocolate Pearls Victoria Secret's Wish List

Right now sweater dresses have my attention. They are so sassy, classy, and you can wear it day or night! Very feminine touch for this winters wardrobe upgrade!
Don't forget about the The Victoria Secret Giveaway!!

So Thankful - Chocolate Pearls Giveaway!

I am so thankful for my readers and in honor of Thanksgiving I would like to present my first giveaway!! Thanks to all my readers who have supported me and gave so much love!!

One awesome reader will receive a $30 gift card to Victoria Secrets!

To Enter:

  1. Become a follower on Chocolate Pearls, Bloglovin, Facebook, or Twitter
  2. Leave comment stating how you entered the giveaway, email address, and what hot item you have your eye on at Victoria Secrets
November 19, 2011 is the end of the contest!!

Thank you all for your support

**Victoria Secrets doesn't ship to Hawaii and Alaska

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top Five Outfits from Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown Spring 2012

Lauren Conrad has done reality television and books but we love is her Paper Crown line!! She is a great designer and Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown line is full of romantic, flowy, lady - like pieces. Check out our top 5 favorites:

All Pictures are from Lauren Conrads Look Book   



Tuesday, November 1, 2011