Chloe + Isabel End of Season Sale

About 4 months ago I quit my dead-end job and took my career in fashion to the next level. When I quit I did not have another job in line. Considering that I attend school full-time, I quit after I had received a phone call stating that I was receiving a grant I had applied for. Although the grant would aid in finances during the school year and I have worked sine I was 15, I just couldn't be without work. I started by updating my resume, diligently looking on craigslist and the help-wanted ads, when I fell upon a post on Craigslist advertising for fashion merchandisers in the Northwest area. I quickly clicked the link, which led me to the Chloe +Isabel website and read more about this amazing opportunity. This was the job I was looking for, where I could make my own hours, get ahead in the fashion industry, and gain the entrepreneurial skills, all while attending school and building my fashion business; Simone Shaw Style Studio.

Fast forward a couple months to now, and you have a woman that is building her portfolio, working towards a degree while sustaining her happiness! I could not ask for a better job! So, although I had anticipated sharing this with you readers months back, life got a bit crazy and you are now hearing of it. Better late than never!

AND to reward loyal readers from now until December 31st, 11:59PM EST, when you purchase from my boutique and spend $100 or more, you will receive a FREE C+I gift from me! Make sure to shop the link below to qualify. You also must comment below with the email you used for purchasing, so I can double check your order.

Thank you for your support!


-Simone Shaw


Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 Pre-Collection

I love Prabal Gurung so very much, so when I opened my email and saw the Pre-Collection images in ImageAmplified it was with great delight! This collection with its delicate ruffles, and clean lines, adds a bit of drama with the dark colors, balanced with the pastel color way. I am dying to try on the featured white dress.

These are just the few that really stood out for me and I would love to have in my closet.
If you could choose one look, what would it be?
Please leave your comments below.
-Simone Shaw

Lions, Tigers and SWEATERS, oh MY!

Autumn has fallen upon us in the Northwest and not a moment too soon. This weekend we were met with thunderous light storms, which humbles some and scares others. I was amongst the humbled; Orion, my 5 year-old wasn’t. I did try to reason with him, being that we had recently returned from Church; I stated it was God speaking to us. He seemed to be impressed with this definition.

Circle back to topic at hand, the beauty of thunderstorns is it gives you the liberty to cuddle up in a soft sweater, throw on a pair of relaxed boyfriend jeans and your cutest pointy toe pumps and venture to the local coffee house to soak up the sights and sounds while sipping on that perfect, ‘Tall Soy White Chocolate Mocha’. I know your probably thinking why soy, if it’s white chocolate?! Not only does it taste better, not too rich, it doesn’t upset my stomach.

The change in weather accompanies my obsession with sweaters, alluring me to go shopping for a few new pieces to add to my autumn wardrobe. I have chosen 16 of my favorites to showcase to you here. How do you style your sweaters?

  1. Kenzo Tiger-IntarsiaKnittedSweater_$715
  2. Mango Rhinestone Tiger Jumper Light Pastel Grey $55
  3. BLK OPM RoughSexSweater $209
  4. Textile Rebels Wolf Jumper Black $285
  5. Rabens Saloner Dip-dye Knit Sweater $265
  6. Black Metallic Yoke Embroidered Rhinestone Sweater $70
  7. Steffen Schraut Pullover $265
  8. N.Peal Cashmere Embellished Sweater $320 $179
  9. Maje Dauvelle Patterned Knitted Sweater $300
  10. GIVENCHY High Neck Sweater $1218
  11. J.Crew Palma Jacquard-knit Sweater Cashmere $500
  12. Christopher Kane Ribcage Sweater $450
  13. Brian Lichtenberg Homies Sweater $152
  14. Reed Krakoff Alligator Print Crepe & FineKnit Sweater $1190
  15. Kenzo Logo Pullover $441
  16. GIVENCHY Print Sweater $1379

{Fall} regal

Fall regal

Balmain jacket
$5,030 –


With the chillier nights, come the autumn festivals. The balls; Halloween {ball}, Thanksgiving {ball}, Winter {ball}, all of these festivities require a gown. Yet, for someone like myself, that may feel too made up; girly in a gown with heels, I would pair my gown with a 1920’s Military-esq  Jacket and gold-adorned combat boots. The purse can either be carried as a clutch, thrown over a shoulder or swung over the body; either way it’s a win-win situation.
what’s your Fall ball gown go to outfit? anything quite similar to mine? or are you imagining the gown with flats and a grecian head piece? leave your comments below, I’d love to hear your take.
BFLY mama aka Latoya


well, I started this months back, yet never published it. it had like 33 words anyway. so, on another note, SORRY! I know i have been MIA! Like I may have said before, and if I haven’t I am officially making it concrete…I feel as though for the last 4 years I have been playing catch up with my life. Since becoming a mother, I have accomplished many a feats, yet I still feel as though some part of me has been wandering aimlessly around trying desperately to find some grounding. As of late, I feel as though i am more grounded. I sorta feel a good flow happening between my life and my child’s life. I can especially say, that it is working that Orion’s father is finally showing a commitment that we can count on (fingers crossed).  Part of my absence on the blog tip is that I have broken the cord to charge my battery for my camera, so I finally bit the bullet and went on amazon and purchased this battery pack! which is so going to come in handy!!! WHEW…I am so tired of being sans camera. Although, I did upgrade to a new iPhone and my Instagram is working so much more vivid! So, I leave you with a few of my creations.

::one love::

::the new do::

::afternoon delight::

::The Shaw’s::

::Love affair::

::Best of both worlds::

::green goddess::

::Look of the day::

::M.A.C. Cosmetics gyal fo’life::

::earth mama::

Once I have my batteries, you will get more fashionable personable posts as well as tips, giveaways, etc. This year is my year, this month is my golden birthday, on the last day of May!!!! Goodness Golden Goddess! I do hope to attract more followers with more consistency on the blog. What are some of your favorite past posts of mine?

Please do leave a comment below and share. I would like some input as to what blog posts are favorites. Thanks so much. Until next time.


BFLY aka BFLYsouljah aka BFLY mama aka Luxurious Latoya

mr. kate “Days of Ore” lookbook

::mr.kate vintage logo necklace::kosmos ring duo::

I am sorry for my lack of updates. I started into my Spring Quarter at school and I am already playing catch up! I  feel as though I have been playing catch up with my life since I moved. boy am I looking forward to this weekend! This quarter I only have classes on monday, wednesday and friday and this friday is GOOD FRIDAY, which means no school until Monday and my English professor has a conference Monday, so I will have until 1:30 Monday the 9th to get my apartment and school affair in order! I need to use the time wisely. on another note, I have found some deep needed inspiration from a fellow blogger mr.kate! <—-check her out, she is amazing and so is her line of  jewelry, which you can buy online here.  I have showcased my favorites from her Days of Ore lookbook, below. My favorite being the “mr.kate vintage logo necklace“, I am saving up to purchase this for my 31st *GOLDEN birthday this May!

::mr.kate vintage logo necklace::nyx knuckle ring::gaia ring::

::mr.kate vintage logo necklace::

::sphinx claw ring::

::the year of the pig necklace::

::geo stack rings (guy)::starburst handpiece (gal)::

::eos ear cuff::

::Kacper cuff::

::siren bangle::kaila ring::nyx knuckle ring::

::arke necklace::

::rhea lariat necklace::

::bacchus ring::sif crown rings::

::rhea lariat::kacper cuff::gimli cuff::loki cuff::lynx bracelet::

::spire earrings::

::aura headpiece::creon ring::

::circe ear cuff::

::the Athena collar necklace::

well, I hope you like oohing and awing at the pieces and the gorgeous models as much as I did. If so, support another artist in this world and purchase some mr.kate of your own! Till next time (hopefully sooner than later), peace & glitter BFLYsouljah’s…


BFLYmama aka LuxuriousLatoya

*all images via mr. kate’s website