Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Perfect Combination: Red, Leopard and Camel

 | Dress - The Limited | Scarf - H&M | Boots - Giani Gernini | Purse - Fenn Wright Manson |

Red and leopard go together like peanut butter and jelly, you can't have one without the other. However, too much of both can be a bad thing especially if you are wearing both to the office. Balance is always key when it comes to mixing bold prints and bold colors at work.

This simple long sleeved fit and flare dress always gets the most compliments when I wear it.  I know it's only because of the vibrant red color.  It only seemed right to finish off this outfit with my camel knee high boots for the perfect combination

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Re-Styling Summer Clothes in the Winter

 | Jacket - F21 | Tank - Target | Skirt - H&M | Booties - Madden Girl | 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The feedback was amazing from my returning post. I never once take for granted the kind words you give leave me or the compliments I receive via social media.  I felt really good about my return to blogging and the welcome back I received on Monday just solidify my decision.  

Today I wanted to chat with you guys about re-styling summer clothes in the winter.  I've lived in South Florida for the past ten years so I don't really keep a winter wardrobe anymore.  Instead I have a stash of winter essentials such as faux leather jackets, knee high boots, ankle boots, light scarves and tights.  So on those rare days when the temperature dips below sixty degrees I just layer up. 

Most people in South Florida over do it when it gets cold.  I've seen people pull out throwback Starter jackets to keep warm.  I try not to over do it when we finally get a cold front.  I wear what looks good and what makes sense.  With today's outfit I took a beautiful bright printed skirt and switched out my strappy sandals for a perforated bootie and faux leather jacket.  You can check out how I originally styled this outfit for Thanksgiving dinner here.

It doesn't take much to make your favorite summer piece a winter staple.  How are you guys re-styling your summer clothes this winter?


Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekend Wear: Wide Brim Fedora & Mini Dress

| Dress - H&M | Hat - F21 | Tights - Target | Boots - DSW | Purse - TJ Maxx |

Heeeeeeeey! Long time no see, well not exactly if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook.   

I've missed blogging so much.  The entire time I was away from my blog I was agonizing over returning or not.  Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy my time away.  It was nice just being myself and not having to worry about how I was going to squeeze in time for blogging and social mediaHowever, I did actually miss sharing my outfits and interacting with you guys.  Soooooooo...that means you guys are stuck with me for a little while longer.  So much has happened in the past six months.  I trained for and ran a 5K, went on several trips, spent a lot of time with my family, changed up my meal prepping and lost a few pounds. Oh and of course I did a little bit of shopping.  I promise to share more about all those things later.

I am back today with this cute printed dress I grabbed from H&M last year.  I don't really care for short skirts/dress and I kinda wish I would have sized up to get a little more lengthThe three times I've worn it I've felt like my booty was "out", lol.  This time I added tights so I wouldn't feel so exposed.  

I decided to try my hand at the wide brim hat trend.  I have a big head and a lot of hair so I knew I would need a men's hat.  I found this wide-brim fedora at Forever 21 in the men's section.  I've been wearing this hat every chance I get.  I know these cooler temps will be over soon and I'll have to pack it away for the rest of the year.  Thanks to my mom for parting with her cool motorcycle-esque boots so I can be fashionable.

I might try styling this dress for casual Friday by wearing it as a long tunic belted with jeans and heels. I am really looking forward to getting back into my blogging groove.  Did you guys miss me?



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gap Ballet Back Dress

| Dress - Gap | Belt - Gap | Sandals - Sam Edelman | Purse - Hayden Harnett | 
| Necklace - F21 |

Can you believe that my entire outfit is under $60 minus my purse.  Dress: $12, Belt: $1.50, Shoes: $35.  Both the dress and belt were sale items at the Gap with an additional 60% and my shoes were purchased from Amazon with I randomly stumbled upon them. 

I didn't think much of this dress when I tried it on at the Gap.  It took me getting the dress home and styling it to see its full potential.  I love simple outfits like this that only require a few pieces to give them a little extra something.  It's sold out on Gap.com but several dresses and Makeup Brands in India for Ladies are available on eBay. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Zara Wide-Leg Floral Pants

| Blazer - Macys | Tank - Love Culture | Pants - Zara | Purse - Just Fab | 

I wanted these pants as soon as I spotted them on Zara.com. But I was wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money (full price).  However, once I saw Folake of Style Pantry rocking them I ordered them immediately, lol.  Now if could have magically received her height with these pants that would have been perfection!  

I had been searching high and low for a pair of palazzo/wide-leg pants that I could wear to work.  These are perfect and would also look great with a crop top.  I could also probably rock them with a ballet wrap cardigan for another work outfit.

My seamstress hemmed these pants perfectly, I made sure to bring along my platform heels so she didn't cut them too short. Next time I think I am going to ditch the belt that came with the pants or fold it over so it's not so high up on my waist.  
P.S. Kerrisa harassed me for a couple weeks about wearing these pants.  She is trying to reform my clothes hoarding, lol. That's what good friends do right?