Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fall Color-block Style



 
Happy Saturday everyone; I'm so excited today; just a couple days to my birthday. I am really grateful to God for his blessings on my life. My life is not perfect, I don't have everything I think I need or want but I am grateful. I am thankful for life and I am happy in life. God's word says; "in every thing, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (I Thessalonians 5:18) I am very thankful for this blog and I appreciate the fact that it's my safe space where I can share whatever I want to share. Here, I am able to talk about the three things I love and am passionate about; Faith, Family and Fashion.
 
 
 
Now unto this outfit; I decided to style a color-block look with Fall basic essentials; a sweater, denim or in this case, corduroy pants, a hat and a pair of boots. It's Saturday and the best outfit to chill or run errands in are the basics. I'm loving blue as a Fall color this season because the hue creates an unexpected pop of color to the usual earthly tones and shades around. The best way in making this color work is by incorporating it into your item through one piece; a hat, a sweater, a bag or if you are more daring; your shoes. The recent trend I have been seeing is the "blue velvet boots." It is very chic and edgy when paired with dresses and pleated

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Red oversized sweater and Plaid Pants





I have a couple of plaid prints pieces in my closet that are a different twist to the current bold plaid prints that is trending right now. It is "tiny-teenie" plaid prints that you have to quint to see. I believe if I had a better camera, you would be able to see what I mean through the pictures. This is a subtle way of doing a trend if you do not want to be that obvious. For example, if you work in a conservative or very formal work place and you want to wear trending fashion to work, this is the best way to do it. Go for a simple nod to the trendy as opposed to being very obvert. The best color to pair with this color of plaid prints is red. They just go together nicely. For this look, I wore

Monday, October 23, 2017

Wearing a Summer dress in the Fall






So, my opinion is that, if you have a favorite dress or outfit, you should be able to wear it at any time of the year if you choose to but you have to tweak it here and there. Granted, Fashion can be restrictive to seasons especially if you live in the United States and some other parts of the world where you have clearly defined seasons. Therefore, it would be odd to wear summer shorts in the Fall or winter. Having said that, there are some pieces that can clearly work for all or most of the seasons and one of such is this my floral pink/lilac dress. It is one of my favorite dresses and I wear it a lot during the summer season and I have blogged about it before here. What I did to wear this dress again in the Fall was to change the accessories. In the summer,

Friday, October 20, 2017

Black sweater + Culottes for Fall





So, one of my favorite pairings in the cold season is grey and black colors and another favorite habit of mine is to re-style my summer pieces in the fall as seen in my previous post. All I do to make it appropriate for the new season is to switch up the accessories. When I wore this culottes previously in the warmer months, I wore a pair of black pumps with it and a light weight top or sweater depending on the weather conditions. For Fall, I just switched the pumps out for a pair of ankle boots. The fabric of this culottes is really light and so it is appropriate for Summer and Fall but I can still make it work for winter by wearing knee high

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How to Style: Plaid Prints




While we are still on the current "Plaid" trend, this post here is to give some styling inspiration on how to incorporate this trend to work wear and also to cute casual wear which I choose to call "play" in this post. It is not just okay to wear a trend because everyone is wearing it. You have to stand out in whatever you wear, not look like everyone else as if you attend a uniform boarding school. To get started, consider the following points.


  • First of all, get your (plaid) items in affordable but good quality styles: It's a "trend" and "trends" come and go. You do not want to splurge on a trend that you would be embarrassed to wear when it is no longer in season. There are so many stores like Asos, H&M, Zara, JCrew, Miss Selfridge, Loft, Ann Taylor...that would roll out the current runway trends for more affordable price without losing the quality of their brand.


  • Secondly, separate your items or clothing piece for work and play: If you take a look at the plaid (and sometimes gingham) clothing pieces out there in the stores, you would realize that not all of them are work appropriate and vice versa. That cute off the shoulder top or ruffled top and skirt might be more appropriate for a casual outing than to work. So, make sure you are able to separate your plaid pieces like that. And if you purchase a piece that you think you can style for work and play, surely, the accessories would be different for both occasion. So, separate the shoes and accessories you intend to use for the separate styling.






When you are done with the two tips above, you definitely would be ready to own your style. And if you are still in doubt on how to separate your plaid for work and play, just use this simple tip; "Keep the light and happy colors for

Monday, October 16, 2017

Plaid Paper bag Pants + a Sweater

 
 
 



Happy Monday Friends 😙 So, this is just a quick work wear post of one of my favorite colors to wear in the Fall; grey. This time, I decided to style the color in two of the season's trends; plaid prints and paper-bag pants. I always like it when I can fit two trends seamlessly into an outfit effortlessly. When done right, it gives a very clean and polished look. If you get the styling wrong, there is that perception that you are trying too hard or as some would call it, you are a "trend...wh--e" or "label...wh--e;" without spelling out the whole word. The trick to achieving this look (two-trends-in-one) starts right from when you do your shopping. Always look out for that piece that can serve multiple functions or that accessory that can be styled in different ways. When you get that one piece

Friday, October 13, 2017

How to style a little black dress for Fall + red box bag






 Happy Friday everyone 😆 I hope you are all doing great. This is a quick post to show this outfit I wore to Church last Sunday. This is actually a sleeveless turtle neck dress that I have had for years and it looks quite good worn by itself on a warmer day but the weather was a little chilly so I decided to layer a dress underneath the black turtle neck dress. Also, because the weather was bearable, I went bare on the legs without stockings and I had on a long coat too (not pictured) which I took off when it got warmer. So, do not abandon that little black dress in the closet in the Fall especially when it is simple and tailored like this one; an old Zara piece.


Today is Friday the 13th and I know there is so much superstition surrounding this date but I do not pay attention to all that negativity surrounding a particular date or day of the week. I am a Christian, born again, saved and blessed and no date or day determines my life. AMEN! Christ has already

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fun with Plaids - Casual Style







 
 
 
Hi Friends; I hope you are not tired of the plaid trend yet because for me, it just started. I really love the trend and I would be doing more outfit collage sets on here. Today's post is on how to style the plaid blazer for casual wear. The set above features the plaid blazer paired with a pair of pink pants and a pair of sneakers. The red cross body bag adds a pop of color to the outfit. The second set below features a more dressed up casual look. The paid blazer is paired with a white button down shirt, a statement necklace and a pair of tan color high heeled pumps and a statement bag. What do you think

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tie waist Pants + mint color Pumps








 Hi there, just a quick post here on what I wore recently; a short sleeved turtle neck top over waist-tie pants.  I purchased the pants from LOFT a few weeks ago during their one-week sale and it was the color of the pants that really drew me in. This is my second olive color or khaki pants and I might go for a third if I find one in a style I like just like this one. Short sleeve turtle neck tops are not so common in the stores and I do not even remember what store I got this from because I have had it for a long time. if you can't get an affordable one to buy, you can always do a "DIY." Just cut off the