• Fashion

    OOTD – Pom Pom Sweater

    On a recent girl’s trip to Napa Valley, I wore a fabulous sweater, well at least I thought it was fabulous. Besides, I couldn’t get through breakfast without being stopped by a stranger to ask me where I got my sweater. The sweater is actually a dupe for a very expensive sweater designed by the Australian designer, Zimmerman. The Zimmerman sweater retails for about $850 and my sweater is under $100. The expensive version is made of 41% polyamide, 34% wool and 25% mohair. My sweater is made of 100% acrylic. I must admit, my sweater was slightly itchy around the neckline initially, but this subsided within a few minutes.…

  • Film

    Celebration of Cinema 2019

    It is Oscar night, a time for celebration of excellence in cinema.  It is also a celebration of what moves us, what makes us laugh, and what makes us cry.  Oscar celebrates those achievements that exemplify the artistry of filmmaking in its purest form. Movies expose the human condition, and they oftentimes make us think deeply and feel deeply. Filmmaking is an art that imitates life, while also putting a mirror up to what is happening in the world. An exemplary film is a precious gift of sorts that is unboxed before your eyes, while engaging all of your senses. In this season of cinema, I witnessed four achievements that…

  • Fashion

    OOTD – Striped Top

      Today’s OOTD (Outfit of the Day) features a multicolored striped blouse with a v-neck, twisted waist and 3/4 length sleeves. I chose to wear a black tank top underneath for modesty. I paired this top with high-waisted skinny leg denim jeans and simple black slingback mules. I sealed the outfit with my favorite wintertime bag — the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Bandouliere handbag adorned with a bag chain and pom charm. This outfit is simple enough to run errands, yet chic enough for a lunch date or after work cocktails. Wintertime in the south is quite tricky. This day was rainy, hot and muggy and the next day was…

  • Fashion

    Vintage Versions

    One of my favorite topics to write about on this blog is the updated versions of handbags past. It’s just like that old adage, “what goes around comes back around”. It’s nice to know that once you purchase something you love and wait long enough, it will eventually be back on trend again. I have procured four vintage (term used simply as a fancy way to say old) bags and their newer, more expensive versions. If you’re interested, and I hope you are, keep reading, or at least look at the pictures!   1. The Chanel Vanity Case   The older version on the left is made of caviar (grained…

  • Hair

    Mel’s New Haircut

    Above: Salon stock photo 2018 was rapidly coming to an end and I knew it was time for a haircut. My hair had grown a lot since that last cut in the spring and I noticed an increase in shedding during washes, an indication that it was time for a trim. I was all set to go back to the last salon I visited in New Orleans (see blog post) when I remembered that there was a new salon in Baton Rouge that I had yet to visit. I probably should preface this post by informing you that natural hair salons are rare where I live. So much so that…

  • Travel

    Adorable Asheville

    Written by: Natalie Tellis Robertson   Last weekend, before the chaos of back to school after the holidays, I enjoyed a short getaway with two of my girlfriends to the charming and calming town of Asheville, North Carolina. One of my travel mates, a travel agent who is gifted at planning full experiences, suggested this beautiful city located in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, which is known for its “vibrant arts scene and historic architecture.” After a two hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina, we were welcomed into The Foundry Hotel, a unique modern retreat, “situated in a historic cornerstone known as “The Block,” which put us just a…

  • Travel

    Hawaii 2018

    This was a picture I took from the airplane on our descent into the Honolulu airport. Breathtaking! This trip was a surprise to the family from my husband during Thanksgiving vacation 2018. Needless to say, we were all over-the-moon excited about this trip. We all had different agendas before we even landed. My husband just wanted to get away. My son wanted to visit Pearl Harbor. My daughter wanted to be on the beach and do water sports. Guess what I wanted to do? You guessed it. Shop! Above, another tourist snapped this pic of us on the way to the beach. It’s the only family photo we managed to…

  • Lifestyle

    Happy 2019!

      Happy New Year! 2018 has come and gone so fast. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling this way. Here at BeFabDaily, we have more than just the new year to celebrate. Yesterday, January 4th, marked the one year anniversary of our first blog post! We are over-the-moon excited! In celebration of this accomplishment, which wouldn’t have been possible without our BeFab family, we are giving away three of our Wake Up and Be Fabulous T-shirts! Follow these simple rules to enter: Subscribe to this blog. The link is to your right on desk top and at the bottom of the feed on mobile phones. Follow us on…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Bohemian Rhapsody Love

    ‘ I’m still trippin’ on Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie, and I saw it a full two months ago.  Can I tell you that I had no idea that Queen sang what they sang until I sat in that movie, in the middle of the theatre, by myself, eating over buttered popcorn? And I am a child of the 80’s.  WTH???? I mean, I knew there was a rock band called Queen, and I knew “We Are the Champions,” and “We Will Rock You,” but I never put the two together, and (evidently mindlessly) watched the Che Weez, (or was it The Molly Ringwalds?), cover them several times. Two months ago,…

  • Lifestyle

    Mel’s Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Him

    If you read my last post about Top 10 Posts for Her, then you’re not surprised about this post. To be perfectly honest, I had a lot of trouble with this one. Am I the only person who thinks it’s easier to purchase gifts for women? Maybe it’s because I am a woman? Well I tried my best with this one. Hopefully it will give you some ideas on what to buy for that special man in your life. The Yeti Cup Yes, I know. This gift is also on the list for women, but who cares? Men drink beverages too. This cup is perfect for everyone. Recall that the…