Over this past weekend I attended the private HEADS OF STATEdinner/reception, hosted by rapper, actor and reality star, TI as well as his clothing brand Akoo. Although I knew the event would be more laid back and some nice jeans, tank and a blazer would probably be more event outfit appropriate, I feel it’s always time to be #TeamOverdressed (shoutout to Adrienne Bosh, lol). Plus I’ve kind of been stuck in the house, so any reason for me to get dolled up, I’m taking it, lol.
This winter it’s all about the coat and monochromatic looks. Last month I did “ALL NUDE EVERYTHING,”keeping with the same trend I decided to almost replicate that outfit, but in different shades of Gray (and silver). I’ve added pictures from my night and well as the details of my look!!
P.S. Quick took all my pictures before we left home. I’ve got to get him some fashion blogger photography lessons, lol.
Hey Guys! I know,I know. I’ve majorly been slacking on OOTD post. I apologize, but honestly I haven’t done much lately, so there haven’t been any great outfits to post, unless you all want to see picks of me in my PINK! Sweats and promo tees. Lol.
Last night I attended a charity drive in Baltimore and went with a very Kim Kardashian inspired look. I’ve always loved turtleneck dresses in the fall and winter. Since I am a dress girl, I don’t want to give them up when the temperature drops, the long sleeves and turtleneck make wearing dresses in the colder months more functional. So with my love of turtleneck dresses, I’ve been swooning over Kim Kardashian’s now signature look, which includes turtleneck dress and coats to match. Kim’s looks are very monochromatic these days. About a week ago (hit the SHMURDA dance, lol) Kim and Kanye had date night in NYC, in which Kim went all nude everything. A $19 American Apparel Dress, Max Mara Coat and tan Hermes sandals.
I decided to recreate this look (bathroom selfies included, lol) but instead of a nude shoe I threw in my “favorite color,” leopard and added purple and leopard accessories. My entire look (minus the shoes) was just a little over $250. Fashion can be expensive, style is not!!!! My hair was done by Erin at Tresses Unlimited in Columbia and my makeup was done by me,lol.
MORE PICS OF MY LOOK (SMOO WAS MY PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE I LEFT HOME, LOL):
As many of you know, my 29th birthday was this past Thursday. Hello SCORPIO SEASON!!! Thank you so much to all of my family, friends, followers and readers, who wished me a happy birthday. I truly appreciate it. Usually in the weeks creeping up to my birthday, I get really bad anxiety, but this year it didn’t happen. This year I was surprisingly very calm all October, but my year of 28 was the exact opposite. I usually dread my age changing, but I am so happy to see 28 go. It was the most draining and depressing year of my life personally, from losing friendships, to career set backs,health issues and so much more. Adios 28, I am not sad to see you go, I welcome 29, the last year of my 20’s, with open arms!!
A few months ago I started planning a bday trip for my husband and I. I am desperately in need of a few kid free days, with sun, sand and lots of drinks. Just as I was finalizing everything for the trip, our sitter fell through and we didn’t have anyone to watch the kids, so we couldn’t go. I was so mad, just another thing to add to my “I HATE 28” list. After another week or so, though still very upset, I started thinking of other ways to celebrate my bday. I was telling my husband one day that a boat party would be fun, but he had 280,290,732 reasons why I shouldn’t throw one. Again I was blown. So I planned the usual, a dinner and club night for the weekend of my bday, but for my actual birthday I had no plans in stone.
My birthday started off the same as every other day, 7am with the kids. After I got them off to school and on the bus I came back home expecting my birthday gift to be waiting. Usually my husband has flowers, a card and my present waiting on the dining room table for me; this year nothing!!!! I was disappointed, but he was still asleep from working at the club the night before, so I went back to sleep and figured he’d give it to me when he got up. A few hours later we were up and still nothing. I made breakfast and then he went down to his studio to record mixes. I started watching THE WALKING DEAD on Netflix and after about 2 episodes I was pissed. It was my birthday, the one day I ask for it to be about me and I was watching Rick bite out someone throat (lol). Needless to say, I grew more angry, I would have planned something for myself had I known I was going to be on the couch for my birthday. My husband then told me we were going to eat at some restaurant that I never heard of later.
When it was time to get dressed I was still upset, but figured I’d get over it. My husband then told me that my gift was waiting for me at the restaurant. Around 730, our driver arrived at our house and we were off to dinner. As we got closer to downtown DC, my husband all of a sudden needed to make a detour at PARK, one of the clubs he works at so we could get appetizers. At that moment I was like, hmmmm something’s up. Why wouldn’t we just get apps at the restaurant where we are having dinner? Once at PARK he was pressing for time, so I knew we had to be somewhere at a certain time. He literally was like “we have 12 mins to get out of here.” After we left PARK, we got back in the car and headed to Georgetown, DC. Once in Georgetown, my husband placed a blindfold over my eyes and I had a very strong feeling about where we were. He then helped me out of the car, and helped me walk to our destination.Walking in Christian Louboutin’s So Kate, with a blinfold on is no fun, lol. After what seemed like forever, I heard, SURPRISE and all of my closest family and friends were waiting in front of and on a boat!!!
When I tell you all (even though towards the very end I had an inkling) I was so surprised. I am usually the planner and I’ve been not so secretly wanting a surprise party for years. The fact that my husband and friends pulled it off so well and no one dropped any hints before, was amazing. Of course I cried, I’m an extremely emotional person anyway, but I was so full of happiness,I honestly hadn’t been that happy in a while.
Once on the boat, after I was able to greet everyone, the fun began as the boat sailed off. (Sorry you missed it and saw it sail off Dejuan, LOL) To start the night off my husband made a speech about our relationship, from the time we met until now and then of course I had to do a speech too. After that it was time to eat, drink all the CIROC your liver could handle and dance. When I tell you we partied on that boat, we partied. From ratchet music to one of my favs New Edition/Bobby Brown (routines included), everyone was up on their feet, dancing and singing word for word, we even threw in some Baltimore club music. I had the best night ever. That boat was filled with nothing but fun and love. It was the best birthday I’ve ever had. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a party or gift!
Thank you so much to my husband Quick for making it all possible and listening to me when I told you what I wanted. Thank you to L’Ore’al for helping Quick out with the planning process. Thank you to all my friends and family for keeping it a secret and being there to enjoy the night. I love and appreciate you all more than you’ll ever know!!!!! BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!
Take a look at some pics & video from my surprise party!!
Last Friday night, I attended the invite-only, revealing of the re-modeled POV at The W Hotel in Washington DC, where the open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres were flowing. The new decor on the inside is gorgeous, all gold everything, I love opulence. The outside terrace, which over looks the White House has also been revamped and the bar extended along with a very cool graffiti wall, which my friend Farzana insisted on taking 69278280 pictures in front of. Lol. After leaving POV, the girls and I went to dinner and a mini turn up at Park At The 14th. Below are details on my OOTD and pics of the night!!!
Hey Gorgies!!! I am soooooo sorry that there was no MARRIED WITH CHILDREN post last week. IAMSUPERGORGE.com is a 365 day job, no days off, yada yada yada. Sometimes I’m just really tired and dread opening up my laptop. Last week the kids had a 3 day weekend, so of course they wore me out and I’ve also been vigorously working on some new things that I will share very soon. So for Labor Day, I decided to join in with the rest of the world and “not labor.” Lol. Instead I spent the morning watching movies with the kiddies and then went out for dinner, drinks and hookah with some of my friends. But now, I’m back to you, lol!
One of the things that I’ve been working on lately is getting back into hosting more events. While I enjoy writing to you all about my life and things in the media, my true love is to be on a stage and in front of a camera. I’d kind of gotten away from hosting over the past year or so and realized I needed to get back to it. This past weekend I had the opportunity to host a Fashion Show in New York City during Fashion Week!!! Up until now, I had never hosted any events outside of the DC/Baltimore area so when I was initially asked to host the show I was like, HELL YEAH!!! LOL
On my train ride up to NYC from DC, I started writing this and my eyes started tearing. I had to stop because I knew I would be in full on tears and cry face and mess up my makeup that my friend and makeup artist, Farzana did for me at the crack of dawn, lol. During the train ride I started reflecting on my career so far and long road ahead that I have to travel.
For the past almost 4 years my routine has pretty much been the same. I get up each day, get the kids ready for school and then it’s straight to the computer, writing blogs, content editing, emailing, video editing, searching for celebrity interviews and brainstorming on new ways to improve and expand myself and IAMSUPERGORGE.com. At times, it’s very repetitive and becomes exhausting. I’ve gotten angry and very down on myself when it seemed like things were happening rapidly for others and not at all for me. But recently, literally in the past week or so, I had a talk with myself (that’s that self evaluating thing I’ve told you all about before that I do) and have learned that this isn’t a sprint, but a marathon and I can’t compare myself to others and their progression. Their journey is theirs, mine is mine.
So blessed for my husband, for his love and support, but also that he is an excellent provider. I could very easily be a housewife and not work at all and my husband would be completely OK with that. But I’m not OK with it and I wouldn’t be being fair to myself. I always tell you ladies that we have to sometimes put our happiness at the forefront ,the same way we do for our kids and spouses and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’ve had the same dreams all of my life and I don’t want to let down 6-year-old Ashley, 13-year-old Ashley, 20-year-old Ashley and most importantly 28-year-old Ashley. Her dreams deserve to come true.
My main goal is to break into television.I’d love to host a talk show, or be a correspondent for E!, MTV or BET. I’m setting my plan of action and following through with it. Earlier this year I was contacted about doing a reality show on a major network. For years I’d been saying I’d do a reality show in a heartbeat, but once contracts were sent to me and it was time to sign on the dotted line, I was apprehensive. Sweaty palms and all. Did I really want to do this? One half of me did want to do the show, it would be great exposure for IAMSUPERGORGE.com and would help me break into television hosting a little faster. I’m honestly tired of seeing reality stars with no training or skills hosting red carpets and TV shows. So I figured this is the “thing” I needed to get me to where I need to be. The other half of me didn’t want to do it,I know the way reality TV can edit things to seem other than what they really are. I also know that reality TV has caused a lot of harm to families and friendships. After months of going back and forth with the production company and network, and after signing 4 different contracts, I wasn’t chosen as one of the cast members for the show! “Huge mistake, BIG” (in my Julia Roberts/Pretty Woman voice), it’s really their lost. When I received the news that I wasn’t cast for the show, I was extremely let down. For days I cried; I felt like a failure. I just knew that this was finally my chance, my break. But it wasn’t. Maybe God doesn’t want me to do reality TV or maybe this just wasn’t MY show. My time is coming very soon, I feel it. All my hard work, blood sweat and tears will not go in vain. I will be a daily fixture on your TV screens!
I have included information on my OOTD & picswhile I was in NYC for the day!!! Enjoy!