Friday, December 19, 2014

KOP's Top 5 Places For Last Minute Holiday Dresses

So is it just me or did Christmas come out of no where??? If you are anything like me you've held off all shopping for others and holiday events till the very last minute. Well don't you fret my friends I have made a quick list of places that you can find something frugal and fabulous to give or get by Christmas and definitely  by New Years. ENJOY!!!!

1.  ASOS

Asos Velvet Skater Dress $53.06

I live by  this site. It's based in the UK but has super fast shipping and really reasonable dress prices. Their selection is also pretty large so you won't have to worry about being anyone's twin at the office holiday shindig. If you order by December 21st, you will receive your order by Christmas Eve for free. Sweet!


Monica Lace Midi Dress $52

This is another UK based site. I really don't shop here for my everyday clothing but they have some awesome dresses for the holiday season. They are also moderately priced. It's very rare for a dress to be priced over $100. If you order by December 21st you will receive your dress by Christmas Eve but there is a $15 shipping fee. Give some take some....


Precious Metals Fit and Flare Dress $68

Nasty Gal has been getting a lot of attention lately because of it's owner Sophia Amoruso's book Girl Boss. The site is very on trend and edgy so if you're looking for something with a little extra umph visit this site. I will add that prices do reach into the $300-500 range. If you don't mind treating yourself for Christmas go for it but there are also less expensive dresses too.  If you choose the overnight shipping by December 22nd your dress will arrive by Christmas Eve. My fashion forward girls.....this is my gift to you. 

Award Winner Gown by Badgley Mishcka $100

If you're in to designer but you can't afford designer, I have a solution. At RTR they carry labels such as Reem Acra, Henri Bendel, and Zac Posen that you can rent for not even half of what the dress costs retail. You can stop salivating now..... This is also perfect for someone going to a black tie function because they have floor length gowns. Their selection is limited but it's worth the shot for the chance of wearing your dream dress.


I'm sure there is something in there you can wear. Breathe new life into old threads by styling them with a pair of extra special shoes or a statement piece of jewelry. It's not always necessary to by something new for an event. This is why it's important to be able to know how to wear the sames things differently....GET CREATIVE.

This is the season of giving so share this post with a friend.

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rihanna Dubbed Creative Director of Puma ..... Fashion Forgets theFundamentals for Fame?

The fashion world is buzzing with news that pop star Rihanna has taken another leap in the fashion industry by becoming the global ambassador and creative director of the active wear brand Puma. I cannot deny that Rihanna is one of the biggest fashion icons of our time,  solidified by her receiving the CFDA Style Icon Award for 2014 BUT I'm not completely convinced that  being well dressed makes you qualified to lead a multi-billion dollar fashion company.

For those of you who are not familiar with what a creative director does, he or she is responsible for designing the brand and leading the companies creative and business orientated teams in implementing marketing strategies. This position is one of the most important and coveted in any fashion related company. The majority of respected CD's in the fashion industry earned this title for showing tremendous creativity, a thorough understanding of their brand's target market, and having the ability to foresee the future of the  industry to ensure their company remains trendsetting . Think of Albez, Jacobs, Lagerfeld!  This amount of skill takes time to develop through years of experience, experience that Rihanna doesn't have. She doesn't even creatively direct herself. 

Before I am attacked by the Rihanna Navy, let me say I don't have an issue with her come up. My issue is with these companies who are pimping out their positions to celebrities in hopes of increasing sales and breathing life into stale public images. When was the last time any of us reached for a pair of Puma's....I'll wait. This is more about them utilizing her global impact than her expertise and creative opinion. For people like me who have taken the time to study the industry through education or field experience, this sucks! Why? Because these are our dream jobs and futures that are being given away to people who won't stay in the position for long and will need the support of company employees anyway. 

I guess congrats to Rihanna on another check but I miss the days when your place at the round table couldn't be bought by money stacks or status. 


Monday, November 03, 2014

Material Girl

Hello Lovelies,

I hope all is well. So we're in the beginning days of November and the year is coming to a close. I have no idea where 2014 went but I can say I was blessed in so many ways and I cannot wait to see what 2015 has hidden under her sleeve. 
This " Outfit of the Day" is featuring my favorite material ......leather. I think I'm obsessed with leather because it speaks to a few different sides of me. It has sex appeal, but is still edgy and definitely screams confidence. Most of these pieces are faux  leather but genuine leather is expensive so I think it's great that faux leather pieces are available. It seems to have become even more popular than the real deal. If you like this look say tuned for the details listed below!

Always with love,

Beanie: Burlington Coat Factory
Bomber Jacket: Goodwill 
Top: Zara
Pants: Zara
Boots: Charlotte Russe but I took them to my shoe maker to replace the bottom with a genuine leather sole and thicker heel
Sunglasses: Random kiosk in D.C.'s Union Station 
Bag: Carlos Santana
Necklace and Rings: H&M

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Hello My Luvs,

 It's been sooo long!I know you're probably saying to yourself, "She say's this between every post".  Well KOP is a busy girl but just now that I am always thinking of you all. 

I have had today's blog topic on my mind for the longest and I am so glad I finally got it out of my brain and on here for you to enjoy. Choosing a uniform is one of the most helpful fashion tips when trying to develop your fashion sense and keeping your closet consistent. So before you PRESS POSH, get yourself a pen and sheet of paper because your'e going to need it. Please excuse that I sound a little stuffy. I guess I'm coming down with the Fall season sniffles. 

Always with love,

Monday, September 22, 2014

Introducing Press Posh .... Webisode 1 Fall Fashion and Style Collective Haul

Hello Lovelies,

It's been a little bit of a minute. I have to be completely honest. Fashion week completely kicked my butt. Trying to stay on top of your schedule, attend events at all hours of the day, and still be productive at work is no easy task. I was super exhausted and had to take a mini blog break BUT I am coming back with something super exciting!!!!!!

Today I am starting a new feature on the blog entitled Press Posh. This will be a collection of videos that you can find on here or YouTube where I discuss certain topics. A lot of the times I find myself wanting to share things with you guys but I feel as if  simply writing it won't effectively relay my message. I think actually getting on camera will help me better communicate some of my ideas, tips, and tricks. I hope you guys enjoy this new addition to the posh projeKt.

The video above is just of me showing a few of the things I picked up while shopping, to get me ready for Fall.....Which starts like tomorrow BTW. These are my basics. The basics we choose vary from person to person, depending on personal style. That's another topic I will also be touching on shortly. If there is any specific topic you would like me to do a video on just let me know through email, social media, or comment on a blog post. I love you all and stay tuned for some great fashion week recaps. Can we say COSTELLO!!!!In the mean time....don't forget to PRESS POSH.

Signed KOP 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Agent Provocateur Launch Event. AP Celebrates New Boutique and Fragrance "Fatale" at Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship

Welcome to September Ladies and Gentlemen,

For some this means the official end of summer and time to get back to real life, but for all the fashionistas in the world it brings the most important time of year....FASHION WEEK!!!! Editors,press, bloggers, buyers and of course stylists will be stomping the streets of New York City to get a glimpse of next season's fashion trends. There are fabulous events happening all around town and I'm going to try my best to tag you along.

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the launch event for Agent Provocateur's boutique within Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as their new fragrance "Fatale".  For those who are new to the brand, Agent Provocateur is a luxury lingerie line that has some of the most beautiful, sexy, yet classy undergarments ever created. They are frequently seen being worn by the hottest celebrities and can be found on the pages of the biggest fashion publications. In addition to their stand alone boutiques and online shop, you can now purchase their garments inside Saks Fifth Avenue. 

The event was super fun. Champagne and these delicious chocolate covered strawberries were passed all night. A photo booth  equipped with all types of kinky toys to pose with added a cool element to the party. Life like mannequins were posed throughout the space, adorned in intricate Agent Provocateur lingerie. And we can't forget the gift bags, stuffed with your own bottle of the product of the night....."Fatale". The energy was great but why it wouldn't be. We're all young, alive, and it's fashion week! 
Stay tuned for more happenings guys. See you sooner than later.

Signed KOP 

Friday, August 15, 2014


 Good Morning Everyone,

 I hope you all have had an amazing week and I'm sure I'm not the only one excited it's Friday. I am so happy that I finally get to share this news with you!!!!! A few month's ago I was given the opportunity to work on set for WEtv series David Tutera's CELEBrations featuring rapper, Lil Kim to style her and her significant other Mr. Paper's, for their super royal baby shower. Production wanted all contributors to keep the details hush hush but today I can finally share my excitement and feelings of accomplishment with you guys. To make things even sweeter, the celebrity entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle site has done an amazing interview entitled Girl Boss: Meet Stylist Dara “King of Posh” Adams of K.O.P Styling, on me and my experience styling for a nationally syndicated television show. I think to be considered a #GirlBoss is completely an honor and I love the strides KOP Styling is making in the  industry.

Please tune in TONIGHT at 9PM SHARP to watch WEtv David Tutera's CELEBrations and let me know what you are thinking with #kopstyleslilkim. I am eager to hear your feedback. Don't forget to stay for the credits. You might see a name you know *wink wink*

Signed KOP 

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