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BLACK MAXI

Never underestimate the chicness of a simple,"Black Maxi".  I wore this "Black Maxi" to meet a friend for brunch a few Sundays ago and I received a lot of compliments!:) Wearing sundresses always make me feel so feminine and girly. Not to mention, dresses are my favorite item of clothing to wear. More than likely, if you see me out and about on a Sunday; I'll I probably be wearing a sundress. Plus, summer is synonymous with sundresses. So, make sure you have an ample amount in your wardrobe to choose from.
What I'm wearing: Black Halter Maxi: F21|| Sandals :The Gap || Sunnies: Prada 
Handbag: Givenchy Antigona 
My Vice:)))
Check out my store Graceful K Boutique for a blow out summer sale.
Thanks for Stopping By: Love Sharmana



SUMMER SIZZLE


Hi guys, please forgive me but this post is exactly one month overdue. This summer has probably been one of the hottest summers that we've had in years. Making it easy for me to desire to be near the water (although it doesn't take much for me).
So, we headed down to the Gulf Coast, last month for our annual Fourth of July beach trip along with my friend Tatiana. For the first time we decided to try Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Unfortunately, we all agreed that we prefer Destin and the surrounding beaches much more! We ended our stay in Gulf Shores and headed over to Destin for the remainder of the trip.
It was extremely hot each day, much different from last summer. Now, I'm not one to ever complain about the heat. I actually love the heat, that's why I do Bikram Yoga everyday but this heat was a sizzler.  However, if I'm on the beach, I want it to be sizzling. No one likes to go to beach when there is overcast. Don't you agree!:)
While traveling to carefree locations like the beach. I always pack cute no fuss pieces.
What I'm wearing: I decided to mix prints with the same color palette. Which, I recommend if you are new to mixing prints or wanting to try it for the first time.
Top and Shorts : F21|| Top I wore last "here || Choker:H&M || Sandals:Diesel || Bag: Chloe  
                 Ken's Bikini is from H&M
Ice cream on the beach is always a great idea!
Shorts and Crop Halter are from Urban Outfitters a few years ago.
Sunnies: Tom Ford
Ken's bathing suit is from H&M
I'm obsessed with my friend Noah's handmade bracelets. He has something for everyone's personality.
Check them out at "5pillarbracelets  and support him!
Top: F21|| Shorts: Old Navy || Choker:F21 
Ken is wearing an Urban Outfitters Top || Shorts: H&M|| Sandals: Urban Outfitters 
Crossbody: Marc Jacobs

I hope you had a great Fourth!!
Thanks for stopping by: Love, Sharmana



TANGANIKA BY TANGIE


Growing up, I was surrounded by African culture, since my pastor/spiritual father of 30 years is from Uganda, Africa. His native language and African Fashions were always of great interest to me. I even learned several songs in Swahili that I can still sing today!:) 
So,when my girl Tangie contacted me to write a post about her new, handmade, African Inspired Clothing line:"Tanganika By Tangie”. I quickly obliged. I’m so excited for Tangie and her thriving clothing line. She has truly reignited my love of sewing and African Culture. Not to mention how inspiring and beautiful all of her styles are. I can’t wait to wear my other pieces!:)
What I’m wearing : Halter Dress and Head Piece:"Tanganika By Tangie" || 
Shoes: Zara 
In light of all of the recent and on going violence that has been taking place in our country. I just want to say that I’m truly proud of my culture and who God has created me to be. No one should ever have to apologize for who they are or punished because of the color of their skin.   
Please be mindful of this scripture, 1st John 4:18-There is no fear in love.
 But perfect love drives out fear. Because fear has to do with punishment. 
The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1st John 4:18
The solution is love. 
It’s important for us to pray, be peaceful, protest and be proactive in every area of our lives.
Love you all, Sharmana and please
 support: "Tanganika By Tangie".





SHOULDERS AND CHOKERS


This season’s hottest pieces are off the shoulder everything ( dresses, tops, jumper, etc ) and chokers. I’m utterly obsessed with them both. I just love the extra chic that a choker adds to just about anything. I was looking at my high school class picture a few days ago and I was wearing bell-bottoms, a crochet long cardigan and a choker (haha). Proving once again that everything that is old will forever be new again!:)
As per summer tradition, Quita and I struck out to explore a restaurant that we’ve never tried before. OKkkk, so Quita had tried the Beauty Shop’s Brunch but not their dinner. I’d kept saying that I wanted to try it but I never got around to it. "Beauty Shop"is such a cute name for a restaurant ; the ambiance and decor was appropriately chic. The food was pretty good too. I would certainly recommend trying it. Memphis is filled with so many awesome eateries and I especially love the ones in hip neighborhoods like Cooper-Young. 
Unlike usual we didn’t eat on the patio (which you guys know that I love)!! It’s been pretty hot so we decided to dine inside. 
What I wore: Choker || I bought the lace from Hancock's Fabric and made it myself :)) Hancock is going out of business so everything is pretty cheap || Yellow Linen Off The Shoulder Dress : Forever 21|| Wicker Flat-Forms Sandals: Zara || Black,White and Gold Clutch: Zara





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