Sunday, December 31, 2017

How to style a white dress for New Year Dinner








Hello everyone; just a few hours to the new year; can you believe it? I promised to show a couple New Year looks on the blog and this is just a quick post here. I know we are all busy trying to put in the last preparation for new year dinners, parties and family gatherings. it is definitely a good time to reflect and give thanks to God almighty for all He has done and giving thanks mean thanking God for everything; both good and bad knowing that all things work together for good to them that love God, who live according to his purpose. (Romans 8: 28)



Now unto this look; I am wearing a white "faux-two-piece" embellished dress. Yes, the

Friday, December 29, 2017

How to look glam in ten minutes for New Year's Party










So, just a quick post here; happy new year everyone 😙 While we are all getting ready for the new year and spending time with our loved ones, we shouldn't forget that it's easy to get carried away and start to splurge on new clothing and accessories that become big regrets later. This blog is all about saving money and this post is on how to get ready quickly for that new year dinner by re-styling and wearing clothes that are already in our closet.


For this look, I wore my sequin dress that I got as a gift from hubby a couple of years ago and re-styled it as a top for my pencil midi skirt. The dress would have been too short to wear on its own anyway and I remember I had worn tights underneath with thigh high boots for a different holiday party a couple of years ago. I added my sparkly drop earrings from Jcrew, a sparkly clutch from TJ Maxx, a pair black of stockings from Loft and a pair

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Green Velvet mini dress










Hi everyone, I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas celebration. Mine was very beautiful; great time spent with family. My family means so much to me and I'm grateful to God for bestowing his blessings on me. My little boy turned four on Christmas day too and it was a double celebration in my home. I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas celebration and that you understand that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. I am thank-ful for everyone that has been reading this blog all these years and I say

Friday, December 22, 2017

Orange color velvet blazer + black trouser Jeans






 


So, the holidays; Christmas and New Year are getting close than ever and it has been snowing hard in Minnesota. It's been very cold too and I must admit that the weather has sapped off any fashion sense in me. All I have been wearing the last few days is black, black, black 😆 ....*boring* I did manage to add some color to my all-black outfit I wore the other day by putting on my orange color velvet blazer; an old piece from my closet. I wore a graphic tee underneath with the inscription; "Beauty for Ashes" and if you don't know, that is a quote from the Bible talking about the awesomeness of God in the book of Isaiah 61 verse 3. These tees are designed by an amazing young entrepreneur and beautiful lady; owner of Wear your Praise 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Holiday Gift Guide






 
 
 
                                                
                                       
                                                       

Merry Christmas and happy holiday everyone. If you still have some last minute shopping to do or you are still contemplating what to give the special lady in your life; your Friend, Mother, daughter, you might find this post useful. Personally, I love to give out gift cards to friends and other loved ones who are not within my immediate family circle just because it makes things a little easier for me. And if I really, really, have to give gifts, my best places to shop for cute and affordable holiday gifts are; Victorias Secret, bath and body works, pottery barn, home goods and Jcrew.
The selections below are still available at the stores and do not forget that it is the thought that counts not the gift and remember always that Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas.

                           
                                                                       
                                        







 Lippie
 



                                                                                   

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Black Velvet Pant Suit










So, did I mention that I "looove" this velvet tend? I just can't get enough of it and to tell you the truth, I was a little ahead of this trend mostly in velvet blazers. I have up to six velvet blazers in different colors that I collected over the years and now that the trend is everywhere, it was just natural to shop my closet. This black velvet  pant suit is also an old purchase from  about two years ago. To make it a holiday look, I paired it with this black trimmed-white button down blouse, and sparkly accessories. To further amp up the holiday look, I tied a small scarf with red and brown prints around my neck. A very simple holiday look. If you want to splurge on a similar style, you can check out the shopping links below.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How to style: Holiday Outfit inspiration.





                                                  Velvet and Sequins





 
 
 
For me, the holiday fashion this year is all about velvet and sequins. When you pair these two textures together, you get the perfect holiday outfit. If you are still on the fence trying to make up your mind on what outfit to wear to that holiday party, then check out theses collages. The green velvet blazer and sequin pants in the first collage above with sparkly pumps to match is a real show stopper but if you do not plan on stealing the show and just want to be regarded as one of the best dressed guests at the

Monday, December 18, 2017

Plaid blazer and Velvet Maxi dress holiday look










Hi everyone, happy Sunday. So, this outfit is what I wore to church yesterday; a purple maxi velvet dress and a plaid jacket totally on trend but inexpensive. Since this is the season of sharing and giving, we should not forget to shop and spend our money wisely. In the spirit of the season, I decided to style this holiday look by shopping my whole look from a place that is usually ignored by most people in the community. I went to Arc's Value Village Thrift Store in my neighborhood and shopped this whole look excluding the plaid blazer which I have had for years. The thrift store which is very clean and organized with stylists on board to help you get the best shopping experience (if you choose to book them) has been serving the twin cities for over 35 years and their profits which they get from donation, shoppers and volunteers go towards helping people with intellectual and physical disabilities. You can read more about it here.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Winter casual styling inspiration:






                                                Statement coat and Denim
                                               How to Style... 
                                                                                   








It is time to bundle up Friends; old man winter is here in full blast. It's very chilly in the twin cities today (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) and it's been snowing a lot. I figured it was time to put together some casual style inspiration on the blog and since I live in a very cold state, I always emphasize the importance of having a good quality warm coat that is not only warm and cozy but also very chic. The coat I would recommend is the camel coat. It is classy and elegant and can be dressed up and down. You can find them in various price points but a quality camel coat that is both stylish and cozy would cost a lot more. The best time to shop for them

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sweater dress and plaid coat







Well, plaid blazers and coats have been trending since Fall and that is not to say that it is a new trend. This print; check, plaid has been around for ages. I recently went through my closet and brought out all my plaid pieces and that is how this outfit came about. I have had this plaid  coat for a long time and also the sweater dress which is an old purchase from Victoria's Secret. Sweater dresses are definitely Fall essentials and so is the color grey and

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pink coat + floral flats








Hi everyone 😁 The year is quickly coming to an end; can you believe it? We made it this far and we will make it across to 2018 in Jesus name; Amen! I designed this sweatshirt I paired with my jean off of the Custom ink website years ago and the graphics on the sweat shirt reads; "My God is super cool." At that time, there were not lots of inspirational/graphic tees around but right now, they are everywhere and if you are someone like me who loves graphic tees for casual wear, you would celebrate the classic graphic tee because it is just timeless and it is a trend that you can wear

Monday, December 11, 2017

Work Wear: Grey color Winter Style

 
 
 
 
 


So, I wore this grey color boucle coat and grey pants recently just because grey is a color that is right for Winter. Wear grey colors in a monochrome style, mix it up with burgundy or black or mix it up with prints like gingham or houndstooth; however you mix it, it just comes out right. I paired my grey pants with a white long sleeve top to break up the monochromatic effect when I added the dark grey boucle coat. My dark green velvet block heels

Friday, December 8, 2017

How to style a Statement Coat:





                                                     




Hello, I hope you are keeping warm. This post is on how to style a statement coat for winter and the tip I usually use is to keep everything else neutral or simple and let the coat stand out on its own. A coat is a statement coat when it has an overwhelming design, details or color. This green trench coat is such and another cool thing about it is that it has an attached floral light jacket extra lining which comes off and can be worn on its own. The coat is heavy but warm and cozy at the same time. I got it from a high end thrift store/consignment store in my city years ago. And I tell you, if you live in a cold region like I do and are looking to get great coats on a budget, just check out

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Accessories: All things sparkly




                                                                  Vintage Clutch


The season to be sparkly and merry is around the corner and as we get ready for the holidays we should remember that it is all about giving. And giving does not mean just giving physical gifts alone; it also means donating money to charitable organizations like Red Cross and Salvation Army and volunteering at community centers or thrift/charity stores that give back to the community. I love to seek out the red kettles during the holiday season to donate some money and I also love to shop at thrift/charity stores. This colorful, beaded vintage clutch is one of my recent thrift fashion finds...




Monday, December 4, 2017

Sleeveless Coat + Denim








Hello everyone 😆 I hope you have fully transitioned from Fall to Winter. It's not snowing over here yet and the weather has actually been very beautiful with just occasional chilly mornings. I'm glad I do not have to get out my heavy coats just yet. So, it was on one of such cold mornings last week that I put on this sleeveless coat I have had for years. It is such a great pop of color. I paired it with a black color cable knit sweater and a pair of dark blue denim trouser and ankle boots. Cable knit sweaters are a little heavier and more cozy than regular sweaters and are great for the winter months; paired with the sleeveless coat, I felt very warm and cozy. This look is great for casual Fridays in the winter time and totally cool when you can do different color variants of it; like camel color sleeveless coat, light wash denim and white top like I styled here in this Post.

Friday, December 1, 2017

How to style an "All-black" Outfit







So, when is the best time to wear an "all-black' outfit if not now; in the winter? The snow might not have come down yet but the cold has crept in and the layered outfits have started to come out of the closet. My faux-fur leather skirt is from Loft, my  turtle neck sweater is so old that I do not even remember what store I got it from, over the knee boots are an old purchase from the Altuzarra and Target collaboration from three years ago. My bracelet is thrifted and my faux-fur vest is an old purchase from Forever 21. Phew! 😅 Can you remember all the items I just listed? Yes! that is the key or tip to styling an all black look; you just throw all the textures together; leather,