Black Shine

A little sparkle in the daytime won't hurt nobody.
Wind - 1, Vivi - 0

I'm still in my black x white fix. Can't stop, won't stop. *Diddy bop* Wearing a H&M Plus white tee (So effin' comfy, I swear!), Lane Bryant black sequin pencil skirt (Copped it off their clearance rack for...wait for it...$9.99!) and Pointed black/white Cap Toe Pumps (Currently on sale!), I stopped by the preview party and Q&A session for Tyler Perry x Oprah Winfrey for OWN Network brand new shows: The Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor. It was held at B. Smith's. I'm not really a Tyler Perry fan but I decided to give both shows a chance. We were shown just a brief snippet.

Wind -1, Vivi - 1

Bag: vintage Dooney & Bourke
Ring: Charming Charlie
Bracelets: Lane Bryant, Avenue
Watch: Michael Kors
White Tee: H&M+
Black Sequin Skirt/Two Tone Pumps: Lane Bryant
Necklace: gifted
Wind - 2, Me - 1

Love Thy Neighbor is a situation comedy...about a middle class family and their daily joys, struggles, triumphs and fumbles. The Haves and Have Nots is a television drama...that follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer Family and the hired help who work in their opulent Savannah, Georgia mansion. I may be leaning a bit towards the The Haves and Have Nots because it has a soap opera feel to it and, just a heads up, I have a special place in my heart for soap operas. The first soap opera I really became invested in was All My Children. I tried Sunset Beach but it was mad wack. Later down the line I stanned the eff out for some Passions. Even bought Tabitha The Witch's book, Hidden Passions: Secrets from the Diaries of Tabitha Lennox. Not. A. Game. (And, yes, I still have the book.)



After the preview, there was a Q&A session featuring Tika Sumpter (The Haves and Have Nots) and Patrice Lovely (Love Thy Neighbor). Even after the marathon session, Tika stayed behind to take pictures with some of the attendees and sign autographs. So nice of her.

Jennifer (Comme-Coco) with Ms. Tika Sumpter
 Check out more photos of the event here and here.