Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekend Style - White Tee and Pencil Skirt

Cha'Kiva Latrell - The Spoiled Diva

Hey Diva,
I don't know about you but I totally live for the weekend! Especially a laid back, carefree weekend.

Leather Trim Pencil Skirt | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Sandals | Steve Madden

Handbag | Michael Kors
Sunglasses | Valentino
This past weekend, I served up black and white with a pop of raspberry! Who says you can't be cute in a plain white tee, pencil skirt and flats? 






The pencil skirt is one of my personal faves from Spoiled Diva by CL Felder. It comes in many colors and prints. You even have the option of adding a cute little black, faux leather rosette pin which is sold separately...get them here!


 So diva...what's your fave weekend look?
 Until next time.



Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spoiled Diva Spotlight: Betty Irving of B&D Creations

The Spoiled Diva in a Silver Beaded Bracelet by B&D Creations

Hey Diva,
It's been awhile since I did a Spoiled Diva Spotlight, but I think it's time I start recognizing some of the amazing and talented women I have been meeting lately!

This week, I turn the spotlight on Betty Irving, owner of B&D Creations. Betty created this beautiful beaded bracelet for me and I just adore it!


The craftsmanship is impeccable, you can tell she really put her heart into it! The bracelet is very versatile and definitely a piece I will wear all summer long! Here, I am wearing it with a red gown I wore to a pageant event a few weeks ago. It shines beautifully against my red gown, which by the way is from Macy's. You can read more about the dress here.


Please checkout the full line of jewelry by B&D Creations here. You can also connect to Betty via her Facebook page here...be sure to "like" the page while you are there.

If you have a product that you would like to share with me and my fellow divas, please reach out. I would love to feature you and your product in our next Spoiled Diva Spotlight. 

Until next time.



Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lady in red!

Cha'Kiva Latrell of Diary of a Spoiled Diva


Hey Diva,
There is just something about the color red, right? I don't know about you but it makes me feel all kinds of sexy! I wore this red gown a couple of weekends ago to a pageant that I hosted and it was met with rave reviews.



The gown, courtesy of one of my fave retailer's Macy's, is super slinky and has a beautiful fit. Fit is extremely important to me. I worked professionally in the corporate world as a technical designer for several major retailers and I know the difference that good fit makes in a garment.

Anyway, back to the main subject...me, and this super sexy red dress! I paired it with a tribal inspired gold metallic necklace and drop earrings accented with rhinestones and a matching cuff bracelet. My shoes are gold as well with rhinestone accent. After all, I was attending a pageant event where rhinestones reign supreme!









Until next time.



Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

All dolled up in LACE!

Look by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder
Hey Diva,

There aren't too many things sexier than lace...and these Spoiled Diva by CL Felder lace tops and lace crop tops are a perfect Spring wardrobe staple! Pair them with jeans, a pencil skirt, a maxi skirt, or whatever your heart desires.



Our lace tops and lace crop tops are handmade to order locally right in our Atlanta, GA studio by founder/designer Cha'Kiva Latrell. They are available in sizes Small - 2XL with or without feathers and in a rainbow of colors. If you need a different size or color, just ask us.

Black Feather Trim Lace Top | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Blue Feather Trim Lace Crop Top | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Purple Feather Trim Lace Crop Top | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder


Get the look at www.spoileddivaonline.com.

Until next time.



Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Winter in review


Hey Diva,
Well...the time has come to officially pack away those winter digs and make room for SPRING! I'll be honest, I'm going to miss winter because I absolutely adore winter clothing. The furs and leather, the layering, and super sexy capes were all a hit this season! Sigh...I'm sure going to miss it, but spring is sure to bring some beautiful fashion.

While we wait, here are my fave winter looks...in no particular order.

DIY Faux Fur Trim Fleece Cape | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder - Instructions here


Faux Leather Trim Turtleneck Dress w/ Faux Fur Stole | Custom Dress by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Fur Coat by Birger Christensen | Faux Leather Trim Pencil Skirt by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Faux Leather/Fur Trim Dress w/ Faux Leather Peplum Belt | Peplum Belt by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder



Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva

Red Lace Gown accented with Faux Fur Stole | Custom Dress by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thrifted Winter Fashion - J.Jill Coat Dress

Spoiled Diva in J. Jill Coat Dress
 
Hey Diva,
So...this is it, my final winter post! And...I made it just under the spring buzzer with this super chic
J. Jill coat dress. I found it at a Goodwill in my neighborhood and...well the rest is history!



I'm in love with the burnt orange color, it's works so well with my skin-tone... and my new burgundy hair color. Certainly you noticed my hair, right? We'll talk more about that later. 



I added a faux fur shawl and belt for what I call "Diva'ttude"! And...the thigh high leather boots are the icing on the cake! 
So, who's ready for Spring? I say bring on the open toe sandals, maxi skirts and crop tops!



Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DIY Faux Fur Trimmed Cape




Hey Diva,
As you know, capes are super HAUTE right now and I just know you’ve seen them all over the runways! But did you know that you can make your own in several easy steps? I created this one without a sewing machine, and today, I will show you exactly how I did it!




Step 1. Start with about 1 yard of fleece or wool. Perhaps you have an old fleece blanket that you can use. Fold it in half length wise with the selvage edges together. Then, fold in half a second time. Cut a small half circle for the neckline. Do not cut too deep or the neckline will be too large! If you want, go ahead and round off the bottom edge.




Step 2. Open the cape and lay flat. Cut down the center front on one layer. If you want, you can create armholes on the front of your cape. Mark the position for your armholes and cut slits about 12" long through one layer. I trimmed my armholes with faux leather remnants! You can either hand stitch the faux leather to the cape or use a hot glue gun.




Step 3. I finished the neckline with a neck facing and the outer edge of the caps with black faux leather piping. Ladies, this is where your creativity kicks in. You can finish your edges however you choose...perhaps with fur trim, with pinking shears, or a simple hem. It's up to you, GET CREATIVE! Again, you can either hand sew your embellishments, hot glue gun them, or if you are savvy with a sewing machine...go for it!
 

For the final step, I embellished the neckline with faux fur and added a crown pin. Then, I added simple hook and eye closures at the center front to close it. 

 
What do you think…easy right? I’d love to see your DIY cape designs, please share!

Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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