Monday, October 31, 2011

Effortless Style: First Lady Michelle Obama

Everyone is talking about her style and honestly Chocolate Pearls couldn't help but talk about First Lady Michelle Obama! Not to get political but the First Lady has style!! 
Here are some favorite outfits:

Here are the top 5:


Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Winner's Are...

I am so excited about the awards I have been receiving I wanted to pass it forward! I have been so busy as of late but I have been thinking about my blog family and all the great things they do!!

All of us bloggers love what we do!! We love fashion and sharing our lifestyle! We all get to learn from each other, express, ourselves and do what we love!! I commend every blogger but there are a few that I would love to put the spotlight on!!!

1.     Shante of It's What I Do  has a fun and inviting blog that we all can relate to! Shante is very motivating and has a fun yet sophisticated style!! I always love seeing what she has cooking up and the great outfits she puts together.
2.     Kay of Posh.Kay is so fashion forward I get fashiongasims every time I get on this blog. Very high fashion with unique topics. I feel as if I am on the runway when Kay Blogs.
3.     Samantha Jangira of Little Miss Buttercup really caught my eye because of the lovely page she has. I love the lips all over the page. Most importantly her outfits are so cute and she really knows how to put outfits together. Very bold with color, fun trends, and the accessories that she chooses are great!
4.     Arden of  Top Coat is a fascinating blog and brings high fashion to another height. I love the photography and magazine editorials she continues to put on her blog. In Every post her passion for fashion is displayed.
5.     My new obsession is The Cherry On Top by Julia her portraits are beautiful. I learned of her blog through Shante. I am looking forward to more of her great works!!

Looking forward to continue to reading more great blogs. This award idea is great because bloggers should always support each other!! 


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thank You to Lil Miss Butter Cup

I would like the thank  Lil Miss Butter Cup for nominating Chocolate Pearls for Kreative Blogger!! I love her blog as well!! She has a great eye for fashion and Chocolate Pearls loves her fun fashion filled blog!! Keep up the great work!!!

To my Readers please Check out Lil Miss Butter Cup


What are we all pretending to be for Halloween? 
I have not participated in this holiday in years but this year I decided to change it up. I found a mask that I really adored and I decided to work around that! Masquerade  theme seems fun and it's easy to do. I will make sure I post when I have it on and put together but here is the start :)

Please feel free to share your costume ideas :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chocolate Pearls Spotlight: Wrinkle In Time Vintage

Picture From Laura's Blog: Wrinkle In Time Vintage
Who doesn't love a dose of vintage. Vintage has a timeless feel just like Laura, who is responisble for a great blog called, "Wrinkle In Time Vintage!" Chocolate Pearls is so in love with this ladies blog we had to put her in the spotlight. Wrinkle In Time Vintage  is inspiring and it bring the timeless feel of fashion. Her blog reminds me of those special moments of playing dress up with your moms pearls and heels. Even the great times when your sister passed down those cute jeans. Laura brings a classic yet modern aura to the fashion world! Please take the time out to enjoy Wrinkle In Time Vintage and below is the interview that shines a burst of light on this talented blogger:
Picture From Laura's Blog: Wrinkle In Time Vintage

  • What made you decide to blog? I decided to create my own blog after first stumbling across the popular site Through this site I uncovered the wonderful world of personal style blogging, I was so incredibly inspired by all these girls who created fantastic careers for themselves through their blogs. Plus I have always had a soft spot for writing and photography so it just seemed like the natural way to let out my creativity
  • What drew you to fashion? I can't really pin point the exact moment I became interested in fashion, my mum has always taken pride in how she dresses herself, so I suppose that was what first started it. I can remember when I was about 13 I started reading Vogue and all the girls at school thought I was weird. Since then I've had an on and off relationship with fashion, but right now we are well and truly on again! I am currently studying Certificate IV in Business Major in Fashion and loving it!
  • Who's style inspires you? I can honestly say I don't really get 'inspired' by other peoples styles, because my style is very much my own and is constantly changing. In terms of outfit inspiration I sometimes see the way other bloggers have put together outfits and then try and create something similar with my own little twist. But at the risk of sounding boring I will say that I love Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage, Emma Watson, Elle Fanning, Carrey Mulligan and Dylana Suarez from Color Me Nana!
  • Favorite thing to wear for fall? At the moment where I live we're currently in the middle of Spring and all eagerly awaiting summer, so for spring I'd say my favourite thing to wear is colour. In Australia it looks like an entire paint store has exploded inside all our shops and I am so in love with fuscia at the moment. But when it was fall here I was wearing maxi skirts and palazzo pants non stop, they allow you to still keep a summery vibe but they're perfect for hiding cozy wool tights underneath.
  • What advice would you give to a woman trying to find her own personal style? I think the most important thing you need to have when you're trying to find your own style is a lot of basics, like heaps of white t-shirts and lots of black staple pieces. That way, as you test the waters of your personal style more and more, you've got simple pieces to build around and it makes the process a lot easier.
  • Friday, October 21, 2011

    Thank You Note!!

    Loving the blog support. I think it's such a way to communicate and connect with others. So many different ideas passed along your constantly learning. Blogging can be an outlet but you also create a community.

     Today Chocolate Pearls was surprised by Shante Hears, a blogger, who runs "It's What I Do." I think I screamed 1,000 times and I still have the biggest smile on my face.  The love and support from other bloggers is always appreciated! Shante Hearst has been such a huge supporter since I started Chocolate Pearls and I can't thank her enough!

    Pleas check out one of my Favorite Blogs:
    It's What I Do

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    The Dash to the mall

    Not your cute boutique found in some cute little city!!
    Shopped the mall and felt great! 
    Bath and Body Works
    Charming Charlie

    I looked for the best deals at each store. Did not pay full price for anything :) 

    Blazing Blazers For The Fall!!!

    Forever 21
    H &M
    H & M
    petite madison sand suit jacket
    Calvin Klein
    Hacking jacket in double-serge wool
    Schoolboy blazer in classic Donegal tweed
    J. Crew
    MNG by Mango® Button Front Suit Jacket
    French Toast® Boys Jacket, School Blazer

    Top 3 Business Casual Outfits (That should be in your wardrobe)

    Business Casual
    Victoria Secrets

    Being a working girl there is certain attire you must wear at the office. Sometimes you have those days where you just want to roll out of bed. Unfortunately you still have to look presentable. If you your work place allows business casual here are the top 3 looks. Easy to put on and just accessorize and walk out the door!
    1. Black shoes (easy to match with anything)
    2. Button up collared shirt (any color)
    3. Let your accessories do the talking (pearls, gold, silver, or any color)

    MICHAEL Michael Kors Sausalito Jeans, Premiere Indigo Wash
    Macy's - Michael Kors

     For Jean Day at the J-O-B!

    1. Do a classic denim jean (Darker the better
    2. No cut up jeans, rips, holes, washed jeans highlighting the thighs or bottom
    3. A sweater top
    4. Add a cute scarf to pump up the outfit
    5. A shoe you desire

    Color makes casual pop

    1. Jeans or slacks
    2. Wear a bright color (pink, blue, mustard, orange, etc)
    3. Wear a blazer to bring the business look easy and effortless
    Express - Blazer

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Saturday Afternoon

    A casual afternoon at home. Peaceful nothing but me and my music. Getting in tuned with me and who I am. Decided to show off my perfect casual Saturday afternoon jean dress. This was handed down to me from one of my sisters. 90's vintage. I accessorized with brown heels and my over-sized purse that is perfect with denim. Your time is always treasured and sometimes that is forgotten when you have such a hectic schedule!!

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Natural Beauty

    Pink Petals: Shower Gel
    Lavender Woods: Body Butter
    Fresh Lilac: Fragrance Mist
    Essie: Nail polish
    Neutrogena: Lip moisturizer
    Sula: Lip Gloss 

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Chocolate Pearls loves pink

    Please do your part to raise awareness

    Chocolate pearls wears pink proudly
    Fighting against breast cancer

    If anyone has any stories, words of uplift, or would like to share how they are taking action against breast cancer please share. Leave comments!!