Flashback Fashion Friday: Weekly OOTD Round-Up

Yet another week come and gone! But it's officially summer! I received my final grades for Class #2: 98%. I suppose that's not too shabby!

I was feeling my hair this week... So naturally, I was also feeling myself!

Here's what I wore:


Got back from the wedding weekend and changed my phone out of the LuMee case (Fun Fact: I bought this case while standing in line at TJ Maxx, it was only $19, I had to have it) and into my summertime Minnie & Emma case! The dress is a fave from Old Navy, it's extra comfy and has pockets! I tried out a middle part, and y'all it changed my whole vibe! Not to mention wore my wedding shoes, we're in love.

Tuesday:


Today, I wore my boss new blouse, I mean check out that bell sleeve! This top plus the middle part, I wanted to be walking around giving people peace signs! Like if I was into Halloween, I would be set for October! I also broke out the new shoes! Same as my wedding shoes but almost like a suede (ok, so they call it cognac)! To die for!

Right now they're a part of Buy One Get One for $5. You can't beat that!



Wednesday, it was hot and I wanted my hair out of my face- this is the best I could do and naturally halfway through the day when I went to put the whole thing up- my hair tie broke. This is why I have trust issues. Check it out- another pair of new shoes!

These shoes are incredibly comfortable and I've got tons of compliments! Also they're currently 40% off! Hurry, Hurry!

Thursday:


Another new blouse from TJ Maxx. It was a color I adore, not to mention extra comfy! Plus my cute tassel slides! Ya'll know I love these tassel Bauble Bar earrings (in Blush) I'm wearing too!

You can see that I'm wearing my favorite silver, rose gold & silver bangles... I think I need these(in rose gold/gold/silver).



Naturally, tons of rain, but my hair looks bomb. If only it were always this length and slightly curled. Obvi I love my Bauble Bar monogram (in Blonde Marble) and I'm wearing two of my Dreamland Jewelry rings(here & here)! Not to mention my wedding shoes, again- cause they're cute as hell, bomb af and comfy to boot!

I heard somewhere that it was National Pink Day. I don't know if it were true- seems odd for it to not be on a Wednesday (& wouldn't you know that was one of the two days I didn't wear pink either, amateur). But ya live and ya learn.

Cheers to the frickin weekend!

xo,
KJB

Flashback Fashion Friday: Wedding Attendee Attire

As y'all already know I attended a wedding last weekend! While everyday you should be feeling yourself, trust I was feeling myself something fierce- the cardinal rule of weddings: DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WEARING WHITE.

Honestly people, if you're not the bride and haven't been asked by the bride to wear white- don't wear it, if that's all you have- 1. you're a liar. 2. stay home!


So knowing my close friends was getting married and I would being getting to take part- I knew I needed to find the perfect dress!

I searched high and low and came up with this dress from Lane Bryant. Naturally, though it had been hanging in my room for over a month, I didn't try it on until the day of, like an idiot... so imagine my surprise when my strapless bra and the dress combined wrapped itself around me the way a Boa constrictor might give you a hug.

So I eightysixed that bra hella fast, and to my delight- realized that the dress would do all the work! Yahtzee!


After the dress, I had to decide how I wanted my nails. Cause honestly- if you take one thing away from your interaction with me, it's that I LOVE NAILS! Love it (by the way, are you watching Claws?!)

So after much consideration- I decided on white nails. A summer staple. While I have a pretty steady hand- white nail polish is something, I personally don't think you can do yourself. So I went to the salon and got a Dip and Buff manicure. WORTH IT. I'm still obsessed and it's been over a week (10 days to be exact.)

After realizing my nails on my hands and toes would be white- it's really a polished look for your manicure and pedicure to match- HOT TIP. I knew that I needed black shoes.

So imagine my delight at finding these. Cute as hell and comfy too. Giving the dress some umphf without adding too much height.


Then came the jewelry... Unfortunately, there were no close-ups because I was already in route to the wedding before I realized I should've taken more photos (being I don't have an Instagram husband or boyfriend... my mother was at home and my friends give me a lot of shit).



Here are the earrings in white and in pink from Bauble Bar. I obvi wore white. I wore two rings from Dreamland Jewelry, my dirty little secret. You can see the rings here and here.

My make-up, ya know that make-up that I can count on one hand the amount of times I've worn it in 2017, was natural with my FAVORITE nude lip: Teddy from NYX Lingerie.


My purse was my favorite purchase from Target in while. I got it back in January for a sorority event.

So that's what I wore.
xo,
KJB

WCW: Courtney Ou Meets World

It's Wednesday, so it's time to meet this week's #WCW! Yesterday was this girl's 25th!


Meet Courtney Ou! 

Can you tell me about your background? School?
I graduated from The University of Akron in December 2014 with a degree in Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management.

What do you do for a living? Tell me what lead you to this new endeavor?
I work in digital marketing with my main crafts being paid search, paid social, programmatic, and display media. About 2 months ago I quit my full time job to spend more time traveling and just living life while doing a little freelance work in my field on the side.

If you’re not doing it, what would your dream job be?
I’m always torn on exactly what my dream job would be, but I think it would combine my craft + travel + food and a little splash of non-profit/inspiring others.

How important is social media to your business?
Social media is a pretty big part of my business now that I am my business. I’m lucky enough that my professional brand and my personal brand are one in the same so there isn’t a whole lot of smoke and mirrors behind anything. My social media presence is authentically me and any business that drums up from it has to coincide with that.

 What would you say is your personal brand is?
 I think my personal brand is pretty open, blunt, and fun. I’m not really one to hold back and I’m always down for an adventure. I think that most people that know me would agree that that’s how I live and portray my world.

What can others learn from you?
I hope that others can learn a few things from me. Mainly: it’s ok to be unapologetically yourself ; if you’re going to bet on anything, it should be yourself ; life is too short to not make it one hell of an adventure

How do you do under pressure? How do you handle stress?
I think I work best under pressure, to the point where sometimes I have to create my own stress or pressure. I think it’s totally true that we create the best versions of ourselves when we push ourselves out of ruts and hard situations.

What’s the average day in the life of Courtney look like?
These days my “average” days are so over the place. It usually involves some combination of the gym, netflix, plotting a trip, and lots of food

Do you/Did you have a mentor/mentee?
I don’t think that there is necessarily one specific person in my life that I pinpoint as a mentor, but more-so every person I have encountered. Each person adds to your life in one way or another either forming your views, perceptions, skills, etc personally or professionally. I think it’s that ever-changing combo of people that really makes the impact.

How did you advance your career?
It’s always been all about networking and getting myself in the right place at the right time. I think I had like 8 different internships in college and each one broadened my network and built a different skill set. And then from there it’s all about busting your ass, proving yourself every day, and aligning yourself with the right people.

Why do you do what you do?
For awhile I was kind of bummed about the path I chose. I wondered why I didn’t push myself to do something more fulfilling or something that I deemed as a higher brain capacity field like becoming a surgeon. But then I realized that A) I would be miserable if I did that because that’s not my passion and B) that I’m actually pretty valuable at what I do. Once I realized that my career was an ACTUAL career and not a fallback career, I realized how much I love it.

How would you describe your personal style?
I’m all over the board. If it fits and it catches my eye, I wear it. These days I’m mostly in athleisure since it feels like I’m always at the gym or outdoors vs always being in the office. But even back then it was all about comfort aka leggings all day every day.

What makes up your wardrobe?
Everything imaginable lol

Who is your fashion icon?
I actually don’t think I have one!

What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?
I don’t think my greatest accomplishment has happened yet. If I had to pick something though I think it would be taking the leap and quitting my cushy desk job at a top agency to just “live” for an undefined period of time. It was pretty ballsy and kind of strayed from my usual extreme Type A personality.

What is your ‘must have’ accessory?
I think my must have accessory is a good attitude. Because I can be moody AF and nothing good comes from that lol

What advice can you give others that look towards you to gauge success?
At the end of the day you have to figure out what makes you happy. And then fiercely chase that. I think that’s the best measure of success. Are you happy? Are you growing? If you can answer yes to both of those, then you’re succeeding in my book.

What advice can you give on failure?
It’s awkward and it’s painful, but it has to happen. That’s where all the growth comes from.


What was your big break?
I don’t know that I can really pin one thing as my big break. I just always tried to make a name for myself wherever I was and whatever life phase I was in whether it was UA, an organization, an internship, or work. Your brand carries you from there.

Are you a member of any organizations? Trade Organizations, etc.
I was super into all of that stuff in college, but fell off after that.

What’s next for you?

Only time will tell! The world is my oyster :)



Thanks Courtney!

Here's hoping 25 is a kick ass year!

xo,
KJB

Make sure you're reading all about Courtney's adventure: here

MCM: Summertime BOP

It's Monday y'all! Time for another MCM... Today goes out to Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber. 

Why you may ask... Despacito Remix. Honestly, it was played at a wedding this weekend, and I've honestly had it on a loop ever since. 




No really. You won't be disappointed. Even more so- listen to this short, extremely short- playlist I just made on Spotify

So let's get into this- it's the remix that I'm the most aware of- but obviously there's the original BOP, Despacito, a reggaeton-pop song released January 2017. 

Fun Fact: Despacito became the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Macarena in 1996.

Honestly y'all if you're not listening to this BOP on repeat, you're spending your summer doing the least when you should be doing the most!

xo,

KJB

Read more here and here.

Ten Years Later

June 16, 2007 was a Saturday. It started off how most Saturdays did.


I woke up in my bed, which was a nice turn of events after having been in Arkansas for a week with my church youth group at Heifer International. I went downstairs and had breakfast with my mom on our patio in our backyard. It was a totally ordinary day. We had plans to get together with my aunt that was in town and my grandparents. There was no reason to believe that anything of consequence would happen that day. That is until halfway through the meal, my mom received a frantic call from my aunt asking her to come over to my grandparents house. She left unassumingly and I went about my Saturday morning and early afternoon, watching tv that I had missed for a week- on our couch. It never occurred to me that mom was gone an abnormally long time or that the day had was passing and my sister and I hadn't been picked up to spend the day with the family. I jut continued to watch tv. That is until my mom came home and told me the worst news, my grandpa had died. 



Ten years later, a lot has changed but I still remember that day vividly. 

People don't ask about my tattoo in honor of my grandpa much anymore. I've graduated high school, college and started graduate school. 

Yesterday, my grandma closed on the sale of the last house she lived in with my grandpa. 


I miss him everyday but a little extra today. 


I've always been fashionable.


xo,

KJB

Flashback Fashion Friday: Weekly OOTD Round Up

Yet another week of 2017 in the books. It's been hot and Thomas has been adorable and stubborn... My grandma sold her house, we had dinner with new friends, Thomas is 5 months old and it's the 10th anniversary of my grandpa's passing... It's been alot!

Here's what I wore:
Monday:


It was extremely hot, walking from the house to the car, car to work and vice versa, was a real bitch. I'm not sure what I was thinking with my pants choice, but like- unfortunately, we live in a society that requires pants, but that's a rant for another time.

Tuesday:


I finished my SECOND graduate school class! Prior to turning in all my assignments, I had a 105%, so I'm hopeful that that would remain. I chose to wear something bright cause - I don't know, I wouldn't be so hot-- but that didn't work.

Wednesday:


I wore my Shop The Direction tee with some fun statement jewelry. It was TOO hot, and guys- it's really only been in the upper 80s, what am I gonna do in the coming months when it gets to be 90 degrees or worse!

Thursday:


I have no anecdotal statement to be made- but this blouse was freshly bought from T.J. Maxx and its breezy! Grandma closed on the selling of her house.

Friday:


Today, Thomas is 5 months old, and it's the 10th anniversary of when my grandpa died. Tune in later for more on the latter event. 

Tonight, mom and I are going to see 47 Meters Down as an early Father's Day treat and tomorrow- my friend gets married! There's an extremely exciting weekend ahead. And life is for the living right?

xo,

KJB

WCW Update: Sarah Comunale

Remember our WCW... Sarah Comunale?!


Well here's an update:

Miss me?!? Just kidding, I know you did. What have I been doing since my 5 minutes of fame as a feature on WCW, you ask? Since June of 2016, I have failed A LOT (Read my first feature, y’all!) and I have found some exciting successes. My shop found it’s mascot (Tiny Drake – he’s the cutest) and it’s stride.

Our custom candle business took off and I got to work on a wide array of custom projects, from kitties, to babies, to the unexpected breakout star of 1-800-PopCultureBling: John Mayer! After completing a custom Saint John Mayer, I shared him to Instagram (Give me a follow @1800popculturebling!) and women everywhere went CRAZY. My post was regrammed enough times that I added a new listing on my shop. From the Instagram buzz, Saint John is now my 3rd highest selling candle! PS – Saint John is great for burning when you’re enjoying a little “love on the weekend”. ;)

In case you were wondering, I am still managing to keep my day job, run 1-800-PopCultureBling, AND semi have a social life. Hard to believe that between sending custom candles to Hollywood big wigs (cough humble brag cough) and working 40+ hours a week that I have managed to find my Dallas tribe (Fondly known as the Girl Gang), isn’t it? (AND I keep kissin' lots of frogs - still.)

Long story short, 2016 was good to me, socially and professionally. Let’s cheers to 2017 – The year of KJB’s Girl Bosses kicking ass & taking names.

Thanks, Sarah!

xo,

KJB

MCM: JayPay Meets World

Another weekend has come and gone... why is it that Monday is so far away from Friday, but Friday is so close to Monday? Riddle me that, universe. 

Anyway, to get us out of our Manic Monday blues, it's time for another installment of MCM! Did you read our last one? If not, here you go. 

This week's is none other than JP Murray!



Can you tell me about your background? School? 
I attended that University of Akron for my bachelor’s degree to become an Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Disabilities. I got always to student teaching and make the decision that I no longer wanted to teach. I found a new passion of working closely with college level students on the Student Affairs side of the house of Higher Education. My work that I was doing with Greek Life and Residence Life and Housing pushed me towards this decision. So, in the Fall of 2014, I attended the University of Toledo. Where I ended up graduating two years later with my master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.

What do you do for a living?
I live for the times where I create unforgettable memories with people. I love being able to meet up somewhere with a group of friends, and have no plan for the night other than hanging out together. Nights like this end up being some of my favorite memories, because they could lead you to a table that you had no plan of sitting at, on a patio of a random bar in Akron that you just happen to go to that night. Than you end up meeting some of your best friends that you had not idea existed until that very moment, and 4 years later you are being featured in her blog…



If you’re not doing it, what would your dream job be?
My dream job is to become a Dean of Students for a College/University. I am not there yet, because I do not have anywhere near enough experience. I can also see myself becoming a Vice President, but truly I have no clue where I will end up.

How important is social media to your business?
Very important! It is one of main communication tools to get in contact with our residents to let them know about events, and other programs that we may have going on. We also use social media as a marketing tool, to let perspective residents what specials we may have going on, or events they may be able to attend.


What can others learn from you?
I think what others can learn from me is this. The darkest hour is only sixty minutes long.  There are going to be times in our lives that things seem to always be going wrong, but that’s okay. You are doing the best you can with what you have in that moment.
My last year at Akron, I was in and out of the hospital for months, applying for graduate school, running a fraternity, working full-time and trying to graduate. It was hard work, but it made me a better person in the end. I knew that if I worked hard, and pushed on, I would find that light at the end of that tunnel. There are going to be times in our lives where life seems to keep throwing things at us, but it is in those moments that we truly learn how durable we are.

How do you do under pressure? How do you handle stress?
I believe that I am very good under pressure. I don’t normally get flustered or mad when things start to go wrong. I think it is because I am a true believer in “Murphy’s Law”: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. When it comes to event planning or work I normally just roll with the punches, and handle each situation as it comes up.
Stress is the only thing that I believe can get the best of me, if I allow it to stack up. That’s when I start to feel overwhelmed with everything going on,

What’s the average day in the life of JP look like?
I wake up at 6 am, and take my dad to work. After I drop him off, I normal head to the University YMCA to work out. I wrap up my work out around 8:15, shower and head to work. Work all day, until 5 pm. After work depends on what time of year it is, because there is about 4 months out of the year. I teach environmental education (EE) at night to 5th and 6th grade students, out at Camp Christopher in Bath, Township. I do this about three to four times a week, and I normal do not get home until 11pm.
Now if I am not working EE, I normal head home or out to meet up with friends. I have started getting back into volleyball, so I play sand volleyball on Monday nights with a group of friends. I would love to be able to play court volleyball or starting playing basketball again. I will cross that bridge when I get there.

Do you/Did you have a mentor/mentee?
I have a few people that I consider to be mentors. One of my biggest mentors would have to be Dr. Debra Harmening, we called her Dr. H. She was my professors at the University of Toledo, for my master’s degree. Dr. H just has such an amazing outlook on life. I still remember to this day the first thing she said in my first class with her. She told us that life can take everything from us, but our education. Life can take our money, or our house, but our knowledge/education can never be stripped from us.
There are also a million and one Greek Advisors/Higher Education that I consider to be All-Stars!! Brittany Papcaik from Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, Dennis Campbell: Assistant Director for Kent State Greek Life, Dr. Matthew Richardson: Program Manager for Greek Life at Pitt., Mandy Womack: Director of Greek Life University of San Diego, and Thad Doyle: Associate Director University of Akron. These are just some of the amazing people that work in the field of higher education that I look up too.

How did you advance your career?


If I stay within my current position, I believe that I will move up rather quickly. I joined the company right when it was starting, so within the next few months I believe that I will move up to become the Property Manager. I hope soon after up, I will continue to move up as we grow our properties around Ohio. Now if I move out of my current position, it will take time and experience for me to advance my career

Who or what is your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration is an old teacher of mine. She told me that I would amount to nothing, and I should just give up now. So, I have worked my ass off since that day to better myself. For whatever reason, this terrible human being is still aloud to teach. Once I graduated from the University of Akron, I dropped off the program. I highlighted my name, and wrote a note telling her that it’s because of that comment she made, that I pushed myself so hard. I did the same thing when I graduated with my master’s degree.
She is the worst human being I know, and every chance I get. I will shove it in her face that I am making something of myself.

What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment was a presentation that I did for all the New Member of Greek Life at the University of Toledo. The presentation was called “Puzzle Pieces”, and it is a presentation on hazing. Now this kind of presentation is considered “High Risk/High Reward”. What that means is, that if everything goes as planned, then the message will be received by everyone. Now, if it doesn’t go as planned, well then it crashes and burns.
I have done the presentation now, 5 times. Each time has been a huge success. We did a survey after each one, and complied what we found. 98% stated that they have a better understanding of what Hazing is now, 97% stated that every active member should have to go through this exact presentation, and 98% said they would recommended it to people outside of Greek Life.
Also graduating with my master’s degree.

Do you have a ‘must have’ accessory? Or something you feel is your signature look?
My hair is pretty important to me. I get pretty pissed if it looks bad. Hahaha


What advice can you give on failure?
That it is okay to fail! Failure helps you grow as a person. It allows you to realize what areas of your life or career that you may need to work on. Here is a story: It took me 8 months to find a job after I graduated with my masters. Not only that, I was in 17 final round interviews, and 15 of them told me that I was their second choice. 15 times people told me that I was good, but not good enough!
I believe it helps you grow as a person. It helps you become who you are meant to be. I mean think, Oprah got fired before becoming the Oprah we know! Vera Wang didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, and Harrison Ford was a 30-year-old carpenter before becoming the movie star we know him to be! Failure helps us grow as people!


What was your big break?
I don’t think I have had my big break yet, at least I hope not! I still have a lot of things left, that I want to accomplish. This is only the start of my journey.

Are you a member of any organizations? Trade Organizations, etc.
Founding Brother of the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Akron
Association for Fraternity and Sorority Advisers
Autism Speaks
Friends of Camp Christopher

What’s next for you? 
I have absolutely no clue what is next for me, and I am totally fine with that. There is so much that I want to do in my life, and I don’t want to put a time limit on when I want to accomplish it. What I do know is this: This year I am going to Las Vegas for the first time, and I will also be traveling to three other cities that I have not been to before. Next year (2018), I am traveling to New Zealand with two friends. So, I plan is every other year to travel in the USA and then another country.

As of now, that is what is next. I love having no plan, no idea what is going to be coming down the pipeline. It makes the current moments in life that much more enjoyable. 


Thanks JP!

xo,
KJB

Keep up with JP by following him on Twitter: @JayPay20

Did you see last week's MCM post? Check back next week for another MCM feature!

Flashback Fashion Friday: Weekly OOTD Round Up

Another week of 2017, down. Week 2 of June, complete. Here's what I wore:

Monday:


Monday, I finally wore my denim skirt from Forever 21! Now if only I could find a denim skirt that buttons!

Tuesday:


Because of my love of Essie's Clambake, the nail polish I found at T.J. Maxx while I was in Akron-- my whole wardrobe this week was a red orange color, and I'm loving it.

 Wednesday:


Mom had a procedure and needed me to take her and monitor her afterwards, so I didn't go to work Wednesday, so instead enjoy this photo of my feet and pup.

Thursday:


I got Schmitt on my breast, so I had to change up my photo in a pinch until I could scrap it off.

Friday:


Y'all, this week felt never ending-- but we did it. We made it to Friday! God Bless.

Happy Weekend!

xo,
KJB

WCW: Royal Enchantment Events Meet World Part Two

It's Wednesday! So you know what that means... time for another installment of Woman Crush Wednesday!

Here's a two part WCW of Royal Enchantment Events LLC with Alyssa Whiddon!






When did Royal Enchantment Events LLC get its start?
Alex got the company liscensed in the fall of 2014. By winter, I joined her in her endeavor, and we got things up and running with a few parties, by spring of 2015.


Can you tell me about your background? School? What set you up for this endeavor?
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved pretending that I was a princess. Make believe and creating games was always my favorite pastime, aside from reading. I loved to sing and dance, and that transferred over to a love of theatre. I graduated from The University of Akron with my BA in Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre. I spent my days in voice lessons, acting seminars, and dance classes. Throughout college I spent a lot of time babysitting to make some extra cash. Children have such beautiful minds and are so impressionable. Its so much fun to be around them and look at the world through their eyes. When Alex asked me to be a part of her company, I jumped at the opportunity. Alex and I get along like close sisters, so it has served us well.


What all does Royal Enchantment Events do? What are your products?
Aside from princess character entertainment, we have started to branch out with our characters and events. Recently, we were involved with a “Through the Looking Glass” fundraiser at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. We took a slightly darker spin on the characters from Wonderland.


Is this your sole job? If not, what else do you do?
During the week, I also work for Signet Jewelers in their Special Orders Department. I work with the entire process of ordering and expediting custom jewelry orders for Kay, Jared, and other jewelry retailers under the Signet name.


If you’re not doing it, what would your dream job be?
Ideally, my goal is to be on Broadway and/or in national tours. Being a musical theatre actress is my passion. I would also love to work for the USO Show Troupe. As long as I can continue my life performing, I will be happy.


How important is social media to your business?
Our business thrives on social media. It is the basis of our advertising and outreach. Most of our events are booked from social media advertising and networking.


What would you say is your personal brand is?
My personal brand would be a dreamer who strives to be the best she can and leaving her kind and compassionate mark on the world.


What can others learn from you?
That if you love what you do, it can be the most rewarding experience, not only for you, but for others as well. I spend my days making children’s dreams come true. It is truly fulfilling.




How do you do under pressure? How do you handle stress?
I live in a constant state of stress and anxiety, but I feel like most creative people are that way. I put a lot of pressure on myself and that seems to help get the gears moving and the ideas flowing. I love working in fast paced environments. Working our events require lots of improv and the ability to be quick on your feet.


Do you/Did you have a mentor/mentee?
Honestly, my friends push me more than anything else. They see more in me than I do in myself quite honestly. They push me to always be better and work on my craft. I’m forever thankful for them. I love being able to work with them in this endeavor.


How did you advance your career?
With Royal Enchantment Events, I’ve advanced by offering my help in any way I can. Anything I can do to take the load off of Alex makes me feel better. I'm not afraid to get in and get my hands dirty. Whenever we have a challenge, I always volunteer to be a part of conquering it.




Why do you do what you do?
Alex states it perfectly. We are making dreams come true, and that is one of the most rewarding experiences.


How would you describe your personal style?
If I could have a mix of vintage bohemian, that is my ideal. I love being comfy though, so half the time I end up in leggings and a sweater. When I’m really showing off my style, I tend to be old fashioned and naturalistic.





What makes up your wardrobe?
Leggings, v-necks, ALL the t-shirt dresses, skinny jeans, and LAYERS. Hats are probably my guilty pleasure.


Who is your fashion icon?
I don’t know if I actually have a style icon. Most of the outfit combos and ideas that I love come from Pinterest. I love capitalizing on my red hair, so I created a style board called Red-head Style that really shows off who I am.




What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?
I would say that all of my experience and training culminating to the point that I am represented by an agency in LA that submits me for Broadway auditions and I have a scholarship to the New York Film Academy to continue my training. I would not be in the position that I am if I didn't have friends like Alex, who have recognized my talents and continue to push and support me.


What is your ‘must have’ accessory?
Lipstick and some sort of sweater or scarf, because I’m a freeze baby.


What advice can you give others that look towards you to gauge success?
DO NOT GIVE UP. Honestly, everything will get in your way, and you will lose sight of your goals, but you must believe that you can achieve them. Do not be afraid to ask for help and look to your friends and family to guide you when you don’t know where else to turn.


What advice can you give on failure?
As an actor, you learn that rejection and failure half the time has absolutely nothing to do with you. Never take it personally and use the failure to fuel your success.


What’s next for you? What’s next for Royal Enchantment Events?
Next for me is New York. Not entirely sure when I will make the full transition, so for now, I’m putting a lot into Royal Enchantment Events. We are looking to expand the company and continue making dreams come true. I’m behind Alex every step of the way, looking to make us bigger and better.





Thanks Alyssa!

xo,

Read Part One: here

Keep up with Royal Enchantment Events LLC: here


***Did you hear the good news:
Royal Enchantment Events LLC officially merged with Imaginos Productions last week, which is super exciting because the two companies bring different talents and different things to the table. It also allows for more coverage of Ohio and a larger opportunity to grow! 😀

Transformation Tuesday: 7 Years Later

Well y'all, today marks the 7 year anniversary of graduating from high school...


Time sure does fly when you're on your slow march towards death... No but really, so much has changed in seven years, it might as well be seventy. That might be a stretch, but who's the editor here... ME!

In the past seven years, I've gone and graduated from college, Go Zips! I've started graduate school, Go Wildcats! I own my own car and I have my own dog. Mind you there's been loss and growing pains, but that's life. I wouldn't have it any other way.

So congratulations to the graduating class of 2017, hopefully when you're 7 years down the line in 2024 (barf!) you'll be just as shocked!

And Here's to the Class of 2010, Wherever You May Be!

xo,

KJB

Flashback Fashion Friday: Weekly OOTD Round-Up

Yet another week come and gone! But it's officially summer! I received my final grades for Class #2: 98%. I suppose that's not too ...