Friday, October 19, 2018

What is in my new Bag? My Fall beauty Essentials and Basic Invite birthday invitation card and Stationery





Happy Friday Friends; I'm pretty excited because my birthday is just a few days away. While I'm not planning on having a super big celebration this year, I have been thinking of different ways to make my upcoming birthday remarkable. One thing I did a couple of months ago; actually in the summer was to take advantage of the summer sales by buying myself a few items that I know I would need in the fall. This plaid clear bag was one of my early birthday gifts to myself. I had seen a couple of plaid shopping totes from major designers online like this Burberry one here and here and I really wanted one for fall. If you have been reading this blog all through the summer, you would know by now that I really love clear bags also known as translucent or transparent bags or PVC bags. Check out this posts here and here and here. Also, If you know me from reading this blog, you know that I love affordable quality fashion so there was no way I was going to splurge on the Burberry tote and thankfully, it sold out before I even considered changing my mind. Then I saw this replica (or should I say dupe?) on the Shein Website for under $20 and I got it right way. The bag is really cute; it has removable long straps in addition to the short straps and the plaid clutch is removable too. I love it when you do not have to splurge to enjoy fashion and style and I really look forward to styling it with different outfits this fall. Now that the introduction about my new bag is out of the way, I would love to tell you about the contents in my bag. Along with some few beauty essentials for fall, I have cute party invitations and holiday invitations from Basic Invite.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

White sweat shirt + Plaid Skirt







Happy throwback Thursday 😀 This is another throwback look on the blog today; I'm wearing a simple sweat shirt over a plaid pencil skirt. I purchased this plaid pencil skirt from New York & Company two summers ago and I must say I really loved the plaid print when I first saw it online. I also like this bold plaid trousers here and here. I thought of all kinds of pairings for it; black tops and black pointed pumps, white tops and black pointed pumps with blue accents and then I purchased this blue satin bow mules late in the summer and I knew I wanted to do a fall pairing and that's how I put this simple outfit together. I love that this satin mules which have been in heavy rotation in my closet, can be paired with pretty much any piece. I added my blue tassel earrings for an added pop of blue and used my vintage patent purse to pull the look together. I'm definitely thinking of giving this satin mules the break it deserves now. This look can be worn to grown up events like PTA meetings, blog partnership meet-ups and casual business meetings and most importantly Church. Happy Thursday and thank you so much for reading.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Styling the snake print trend with a small accessory






The snake print trend is gradually pushing the leopard prints trend into the shadows; you see it everywhere at least on social media; boots, clothing, bags...This trend can be overwhelming if it is not done right and that is why this post is on how to style the snake print trend using a small accessory like a belt. The belt might be a very casual piece or small accessory but it does add interest to an outfit. For this look, I cinched my lilac color cardigan on the waist with a snake skin skinny belt and paired the cardigan with a lace dress converted into a skirt by the layering; another way of restyling our dresses as a transition piece. I like to add bursts of color to my wardrobe in the fall and my go to color is usually blue but this season, I have been drawn to lilacs and purple; the pastel color that was on trend in the spring. I completed my look with a pair of sparkly earrings from J. Crew and by the way, my cardigan is from J.Crew too but it has since sold out. You can check the shopping links below if you are interested in this pairing. Purple and lilac are some of my favorite colors. Also, I have not gotten into boots quite yet this fall because the weather still allows for a simple pair of mules like the pair I am wearing; haha!😜

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What to wear on a not so cold fall day





Do you live in an area that does not experience fall in the full sense? I mean, cold mornings and evenings, fallen leaves....Maybe, you live somewhere in Arizona where it is nice and warm but you would still like to dress in fall appropriate clothing that is suitable for areas where there is a real drop in temperature or real cold fall weather? You can achieve this by changing the colors of your ward robe to warm colors. You should switch out the bright colored outfits of the summer for darker colors and replace tee shirts with light sweaters. For shoes, you don't have to wear the knee high boots or ankle boots if you do not want to or if you know it is really awkward to wear boots in nice warm weather. Wearing a rust colored shirt or sweater or an orange color shirt over denim with a nice pair of leopard print pumps is just the right casual outfit you would need for a not so cold fall day. If you want to take the outfit up a notch, just throw on a floppy hat and you are out the door to enjoy the nice beautiful weather. I love you for reading 😘

Monday, October 15, 2018

The right floral dress to wear in the fall





If you are like me, you own a couple of floral dresses that you would like to wear the whole year through and thanks to layering, you can wear your floral dresses throughout the year. However, not all floral dresses are suited for fall.The tip to wearing floral dresses in the fall is to wear floral dresses in dark hues or earthly colors like brown, burgundy, rust, orange, grey, mustard, emerald green....some of these colors are in my floral dress which I purchased on sale from Target  during the summer. Bold colors like red and blue can also be suitable for fall. I am loving  this blue maxi dress here. Once you have the right floral dress picked out based on the shade or color, you just style it with the temperature or weather in mind.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Animal Prints Accessories





While we are still talking about the animal prints trend for fall, this post is about affordable animal prints accessories; scarfs and bags. It might be a little overwhelming for some people to wear animal prints clothing and one way of indulging in this trend so it does not get overwhelming is the use of accessories like scarfs, bags, belts and shoes. To make your look more interesting, you can mix the prints like I did in this post HERE with my snake print bucket bag from Ann Taylor that has since sold out and this leopard print scarf from Charlotte Russe. Animal prints bags and scarfs are selling out very fast right now but if you are still on the look out for affordable bags and scarfs, check out the shopping links below.





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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Throwback to Summer: White button Shirt + Blue Denim Shorts





I love Thursdays especially when I get to throw back to beautiful summer weather. This is an outfit I wore during the summer; a typical summer outfit; a white button down shirt, blue denim shorts and a pair of mules which in this case is satin bow mules previously blogged about here. I love the cobalt blue color of the mules because it elevates the outfit by infusing a rich pop of color. This outfit is also styled based on the outfit inspiration mood board I blogged about here. I also love the translucent bag I was wearing with this outfit and it is a bag I am planning on taking with me everywhere this winter because it is made of PVC material and water friendly. I'm not going to be bothered when carrying this bag around on wet snowy days. And speaking of the weather, it is starting to get very cold here in Minnesota. After four days of constant rain, we woke up to very cold temperatures this morning and carpet of leaves on the yards and streets because the wind shook the dead leaves of the trees; so much clean up for us to do this weekend. How is the weather wherever you are? Summer was fun and I pray that this fall and the upcoming winter would even be more fun. Thanks so much for stopping by here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall Fashion Essentials: The blazer and ankle boots






We can't talk about fall fashion without listing all the closet essentials that not only keep us warm and comfy but are also good transition pieces as we get ready for the winter. My essential items for fall transition weather is a well structured blazer and a good pair of ankle boots. The blazer is an absolute must in everyone's closet; guys or ladies alike. You can layer it over any clothing all year round and if do not own a blazer before now, you can start by buying a black color or any neutral good quality blazer that can go with most colors in your closet. Another closet essential is the ankle boots. You can pair it with dresses, denim, dress pants and skirts and the versatility in styling is just endless. I must say that the ankle boots is more versatile than the knee or thigh boots because the later is not as versatile. The knee or thigh high boots would not pair with as much clothing items as the ankle boots in my opinion.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Pant Suit: Closet essential





The Pant suit has become an "essential" in a trendy lady's closet; dressed up or down, it is one outfit that is very versatile. When you own a two-piece pantsuit, you can wear it as it is to work, to meetings, to church, brunch, seminars and even weddings to mention a few. You can also break down the two piece by pairing the blazer with other clothing items in your closet. A blazer can be layered over a dress to wear to pretty much any event or it can be paired with a white button down and a pair of denim for a classy casual look. The pants in the two piece can also be paired with a lot of items in your closet and this versatility in dressing makes the pant suit a needed clothing essential. Another reason is just the classy and "boss look" of the pant suit and this is why the pink pant suit was chosen as the theme look for today's post.




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Monday, October 8, 2018

Leopard prints tunic + denim






Leopard prints is trending in several different colors this season and this is what makes the trend so much fun. The classic brown color prints is still a big deal and holding strong but having a mix of the colors makes for a fun wardrobe. I purchased this greyish, black leopard prints silk tunic from T. J. Maxx years ago and it was actually from the plus size department at the store. I liked the unique color, soft fabric and style of the top then but never really got to wear it over the years because I thought the top was a little too big and the trend faded away. I was excited to try it on again a few days ago and was even more excited when I realized that it wasn't really all that big plus I have gained some weight over the years too; haha! 😃

Friday, October 5, 2018

How to style a mustard color sweater for Fall






Mustard, yellow or gold color is one of my favorites to wear in the fall season. It is one of the dominant colors of fall along with burgundy or wine. Mustard color is a very rich luxurious color and clothing items in this hue usually look expensive. The most obvious pairing for mustard color is with denim or blues. In early fall, I like to pair this color with egg shell white, beige or tan as in this previous post here and in mid fall, I like to pair it with dark blue or black denim. For this look, I paired my mustard color cropped sweater over an off white tie waist pants on a not so cold fall morning. The linen pants was purchased from LOFT last summer and it is super comfy. Although the fabric is most suited for summer, I knew the off white color would be great to style in the fall season. I completed the look with a pair of multi color tassel earrings, tied a colorful scarf on my dark brown straw bag and wore a pair of leopard prints slingback flats. The weather was beautiful and not so cold so I could go about my daily errands without an extra layer. How do you style your mustard color pieces? Happy Friday 😀  

Thursday, October 4, 2018

How to style the snake print trend for a corporate Job







*Set adapted from @Styleboardcreator


We can see that the snake print trend is everywhere; runways, stores, street style and this post is on how to style the trend for work. If you work in a corporate or formal setting where your work attire is conservative but you are a fashionista at heart and like to try most fashion trends, it would not be a good idea to wear snake print attire to work for example snake print blouse, skirts...rather, use an accessory like a bag or a pair of shoes to show your fashion sense. The set featured here is an inspiration on how to wear the trend to a corporate job. Snake print pumps in black and white color is a neutral and can be paired with other neutrals or color of outfits; to make the outfit more interesting, add a pop of color with a pair of earrings, bracelet or neckpiece; to switch things around, If you choose to wear a snake print handbag, wear colorful earrings or shoes to add a pop of color to your outfit. It would not be a good idea to mix prints with this trend when you are styling it for work; just keep your outfit simple and neutral and let your accessories do the magic. Happy styling 😀


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall Fashion Trend: The Belt








While we are still on the topic of fall fashion trends, can we talk about statement belts? I am sure you have noticed the gucci statement belt trend that has been going on for a while. Yours sincerely here has a love-hate relationship with this trend. Yes, this is a personal blog so I can express my personal opinion on a fashion piece; haha! But what do you think of this trend? While I love the idea of a belt being a statement piece to elevate an outfit, I just do not love any designer clothing piece or accessory with bold or oversized monogram. I just think it's tacky and that's why I don't care much for the gucci belt trend and then can we also talk about the price? At a minimum of $350, It is definitely a splurge and if this trend disappears after a season or two, the price might not be worth it. If you just like the idea of a statement belt like me, you might want to consider the very affordable version at Asos here and here. The secret to having great style is pairing high end and low end items together. At the end, whatever you choose, it is up to you to style and wear it confidently.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Styling the season's leopard print pants: Cable knit sweater + Ankle boots







In my books, it is a win! win!! when clothes from years and years ago still fit the body in the present time and it is even better when the clothes fit right into the modern trend in fashion; money and time saved! happy Tuesday Beauties; I'm sure you all know about the leopard prints trend for fall fashion by now because it is everywhere. When I first got wind that this trend had come back, I was a little skeptical if it was ever going to catch on and I'm surprised at the way people embraced or should I say re-embraced the trend. I have like a medium sized suitcase full of animal prints clothing from over the years and till this day, I do not understand why I never donated them or get rid of them; maybe I had
a feeling the trend was going to be back and it did! 😀 I have had this pant for years now and like I said earlier, I'm always excited when old clothing items from my closet fit years later. The last time I wore this pants, I was in my last trimester with my youngest child who would be turning five years this christmas and you can check out the post here.  On a side note, I took a look at some of my old posts recently and I remember the earlier days in blogging when I didn't have much idea of what I was doing as regards taking pictures and editing; I'm glad I have improved a little over the years with my pictures and blog layout and for this I am grateful to God. When you have a love for what you do, you never stop; you keep going even when you stumble and make mistakes along the way 😝

Monday, October 1, 2018

Layered in Eshakti polka dots dress and a denim jacket





Happy Monday Friends; it's October....😀 October is my favorite month because it is my birthday month; haha! Then, I just love it because it is fall which is my favorite time of the year. I love the cold weather in October (not too cold and without the snow although we do get snow in October in Minnesota) and I love it when the trees start to change colors just before they lose their leaves. I love fall weddings too and I attended one a few weeks ago. My favorite layering piece this year is my denim jacket. For this look, I layered it over a polka dots dress which I used as a blouse when I tucked it into my red midi skirt. The polka dots dress I used for this look is this Eshakti polka dots dress I blogged about here. The dress has a full skirt but it tucked well into this full midi skirt I purchased from Chicwish a couple of summers ago. I completed the look with this Ann Taylor satin bow mules blogged about here and here. The weather is not cold enough yet for boots so I am enjoying this light layering for as long as I can. I shared my favorite Bible verse and prayer for the new month below and would love you to check it out. Thanks so much for stopping by here


Friday, September 28, 2018

Shoe Lovin' - Snake Print Ankle Boots










Snake prints boots is a major trend this fall and the trend is a twist on the cowboy boots trend. In other words, cowboy boots are trending for fall and the snake print boots is derivative of the trend. The boots add an unexpected interest to an outfit and styling it is really easy. You can pair them with almost any fall colors; off whites, all black, oranges, burgundy...it just goes with most outfits. This pair featured here is very edgy and chic and presently on sale and you can check it on the J. Crew website here. 


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Vintage brown and white polka dots dress + White Mules




Happy Thursday Beauties 😀 It's another "throw-back Thursday" look today on the blog. I wore this vintage sleeveless brown color polka dots maxi dress a few days ago and you must know by now, that I have a love for the polka dots prints. This dress is pretty old; it's been in my closet for a long, long time and I just styled it with some new accessories to re-new or upgrade the dress. This is actually one styling tip I go by when I am styling old clothes from my closet. I just accessorize with new, trendy or updated accessories and it becomes fun to wear again. I love the color, fabric and length of the dress and the vintage feel and vibes of it. I completed the look with my vintage looking straw bag which is a thrifted piece and my white kitten mules, a recent purchase from TargetI really love the juxtaposition effect of the old and new items in this outfit and the organic feel of the straw bag versus the sleek modern white kitten mules. Green color jewelry from J.Crew were added for a pop of color. I hope your week has been going great. it's almost Friday! Woot! Woot!! 😁 Thank you so much for stopping by here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Polka dots henley blouse + distressed bermuda jean shorts





The thing I am going to miss most about summer is the casual, laid back fashion. Summer style is always easy, breezy; wear a dress, sandals and just go or a pair of shorts, a top and sandals and you are on your way. I wore this outfit a few days ago when the weather was still warm and nice. The weather is still beautiful here in my city but it's starting to get cold in the mornings and evenings. Back to this outfit, I purchased this polka dots blouse from LOFT a couple of years ago and have enjoyed styling it in so many ways. As we know, polka dots print was the big prints for the summer and it is still going to be a big trend in the fall too along with animal prints; snake print, leopard prints, cheetah prints... I paired the blouse with a pair of heavily distressed DIY denim bermuda shorts and this pair of black and white high heeled sandals I purchased from Amazon two summers ago. My crochet knit bag from Target completed the look. Crochet is another huge trend to watch for in the spring of 2019. This look is edgy and can be worn to casual events like barbecues, to shopping and for hanging out with hubby or your girlfriends.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

How to style old staples from your Closet for Fall







Hi everyone, happy Tuesday; I hope the new week is going great. Are the leaves falling off the trees yet where you live? Do you wake up to cold crisp air? Fall is here and it's time to switch up our style a notch including here on the blog. This green Target dress is an old staple from my closet; I love it because of the bold green color and with the right accessories, it can be worn all year round. For early fall, I decided to style the dress by just substituting my summer accessories with fall accessories; summer sandals were replaced with this pair of embellished floral pumps and a silk floral scarf tied to my bag completed the look. In my neck of the woods, the weather is not cold enough yet for scarfs and boots unless you are going for an early morning walk. If it was boots season, I would layer a dark colored sweater under the dress and put on some thigh or knee high boots. What are your tips for transitioning your closet into fall? My tips are below;



  • Switch out your Accessories: For this look, I wore dark color floral pumps instead of sandals and switched out my bright color summer straw bag for a darker shade. I have really come to love straw bags and I know I'm going to keep wearing them even if the trend go away. 

  • Add floral or animal prints accessories to your look: Animal prints is a huge trend this fall and floral prints are just a fall staple. Styling any of these prints into our fall wardrobe completely elevates any look.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Jewelry Trend: Tassels







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There are so many trends that are going to make a statement this fall one of which is the tassel earrings trend. Along with the animal prints trend, tassel earrings or fringe earrings would make a huge impact on fall fashion. These earrings which are mostly beautiful creations from the big jewelry designer, Bauble Bar, come in different shapes, lengths and colors. The tassel earrings add a lot of interest to an outfit and can also add pops of color. There is a sale going on currently at the Baublebar site and at Target and if you need to view some selections before you do your fall fashion jewelry shopping, you can enjoy these selections which are some of my favorites.  




















Friday, September 21, 2018

Floral tulle lace dress + Straw Clutch





Hi everyone, happy Friday 😀 I hope the week has been going great for you. This is a very quick post here showing this tulle dress I wore for Mother's Day this year and also to my friend's 40th birthday celebration a couple of weeks ago. I wore a similar dress last year to a different birthday party and I blogged about it here This dress here along with the blue color piece are the only tulle dresses I own. Remember when tulle skirts and dresses was a huge trend in 2015 and 2016? I loved the trend so much and looked out for a grown-up way to wear it since it was more popular with the millennial and twenty-somethings 😂 I got my wish in this dress; very chic and fun in my opinion. I accessorized the dress with a straw clutch from J. Crew Factory which has since sold out and this lovely pair of wine colored sandals from Go Jane. The sandals are so comfy, chic and affordable that I purchased them in the champagne and purple color. What plans do you have for the weekend? 'like I mentioned in my previous post, Ill be busy organizing my fall and winter closet for myself and other members of my family. Thank you so much for stopping by here; have a blessed weekend.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Plaid Dress + Satin Slides



                                           

Happy Thursday Beauties; I hope the weather is beautiful wherever you are because it's been raining steady for over two days in my neck of the woods. The forecast says the rain would end tomorrow and behind the rain comes low temperatures. This weekend the temperature is going to dip to the 40s and that's cold even for this early in fall. This weekend is also the official start of fall so, I can say that fall is definitely here now. It's time to get out all the outer wears; sweaters, jackets, boots, scarves, gloves...you name it 😌 Although I'm excited for fall fashion, I'm not too excited about all the work I have to do in re-organizing my closet. If you do not see any new post on here in the next few days, just know that I am busy somewhere in my closet 😂

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fall bag trend: The Crochet Bag






The Bag is the number one lady accessory that has evolved a lot over the years. There are so many designs and creations of it that it is hard to keep up sometimes. In previous years, the popular bag designs were the purse, the tote, the handbag and a few other variations. These days, we have the bucket bags, the saddle bags, the cross body bags, the straw bags, basket bags, belt bags...just to name a few. All kinds of women bags are now in the mainstream of fashion. This fall, the straw bag would still be a huge trend in all its variations but mostly in the bucket form and in dark hues as well. However, the bag that is set to take over the straw bag for fall is the "Crochet bag." This is the handwoven crochet or knitted style of  bags. The famous bag designer Cult Gaia who designed the popular summer Ark bag has designed this beautiful woven master piece here. There are so many variations of the crochet bag in the store as has been over the last seasons; it is just that they will become more popular this fall in my humble prediction. Etsy also has a wide selection of crochet bags from very talented artisans. Styling these bags would be very easy as they go with knits and warm sweaters and clothing that is already associated with the fall season. Happy styling.





Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Big dots, small dots + Bermuda Shorts






Hi Friends, happy Tuesday; this is a quick post here showing one of the polka dots outfits I wore during the summer. This is a very casual look and it is a mix of old and new items from my closet. The polka dots blouse is an old purchase from T. J. Maxx and the bermuda shorts is an old closet staple. I mixed the old items with my new pair of white kitten mules from Target and this pvc bucket bag from Shein. White shoes are now the new neutrals and white mules worn in the summer would transition to white ankle boots in the fall and winter. This big and small polka dots on this blouse that look like some kind of splatter is a twist on the polka dots trend. Again, I look forward to wearing this trend into fall and I'm loving this sweater here. I wish you a blessed rest of the week and thanks so much for stopping by here.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Yellow Polka dots Maxi Dress + White Mules





Happy Monday Friends; I hope everyone reading this blog post today is doing great. There is so much going on in the world right now and so much catastrophe that when we wake up in the morning and are strong and can go about our daily duties, we have enough reason to give God thanks. I'm very thankful for a lot of things including this outfit I am wearing that I purchased from Shein for under $30. I had heard so much about the site; that their prices are very affordable and I wanted to test out the quality of their Fashion. The pvc bag I am holding here is also from the store. I must say I was very impressed when my items arrived. The quality of this dress and the other pvc bags that I ordered is very good.  This is not a sponsored post, just my own opinion and I'm just going to say I recommend Shein as a shopping site; at least you get good quality for the affordable price. It might not be the best quality but it's good enough. And with the way trends come and go so fast these days, you don't have to splurge on any item any more at a high end brand when you can make a purchase at an affordable site.


Friday, September 14, 2018

A look back at Summer's translucent accessories trend







Happy Friday and before I begin, I want to say a big "Thank-you" ft you for stopping by here. I do appreciate every one that stops by. I know most visitors to this blog do not leave comments but I  look at my blog stats sometimes and am able to tell that people are stopping by so Thanks once again for your visit. I have decided to make Fridays a sort of flash back post to something related to fashion  in the times past and that being said, I'm talking about translucent accessories today. It was a trend I admired a lot and I blogged about the bags here and here and here. Although I have been on a shopping freeze, I did make an exception and ordered a few translucent accessories and I have enjoyed styling them like in this post here. This look is what I wore a few weeks ago. I paired my striped off the shoulder blouse (similar to the one I blogged about here) with a pair of red shorts and completed the look with my translucent bag and heels.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Denim Jacket: A Closet Essential





So, fall is upon us, no kidding. It's starting to feel like fall in my city and the trees are starting to lose their leaves and change colors. I have started to pull out my outerwear one by one from my closet and the first grab was this denim jacket. I know this is a closet piece that every one should own; men and children too. It is so versatile and can be thrown over any outfit; dresses, shorts, pants and skirts and it is also a perfect layering piece for early fall or any time there is a significant drop in the weather. I also take a denim jacket with me whenever I travel by air or by road and if you don't own one yet, I say you should. There are lots of affordable styles in the stores or if you need a good vintage and affordable denim jacket, you can stop by your local thrift store and stop by the outer wear aisle; plus the cost of dry cleaning, you can get a great denim jacket for about $15.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How to style: Leopard prints coat + Fanny Pack






                     


Leopard prints trend is huge this fall and this post is on how to style an effortless look with a leopard prints coat and the fanny pack; another trending fashion piece. This outfit is suitable for  fall weather to go on casual errands. If you find the coat too heavy, you can switch it out for a leopard prints blazer like this one here. And if you don't know, leopard prints look very good when paired with red accents and if you are not into fanny pack, you can switch it out for a red saddle bag or cross body bag or any red color bag of your choice. This is purely a casual look; if you need inspiration on styling leopard prints for a less casual event like work, check out this previous post here.



                                             
                                      Coat: Here budget friendly here and here. Another option here
                                      Fanny Pack: Similar here and here. Another option here





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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Olive color Dress + orange color Slides






Hello 😊 This is just a quick post here sharing one of my simple casual outfits I wore this summer. I have had this dress for ever; I purchased it from TJ Maxx years ago and I just like the uniqueness the dress brings to my closet because of its color. The olive green color is different and the fabric of the dress is soft and comfy.  This is a dress I wear around at home and to make a quick dash to the store so, it is nothing fancy. However, I dressed it up by adding fun accessories like this straw hat, the cool satin orange slides from Target and this embroidered woven bag I got from the thrift store. Woven bags and/or beaded bags are the new fashion wave for Fall. Again, you do not have to spend tons of money on any trending piece that you do not know would be around for a long time. Just check out local fashion boutiques in your neighborhood, Easy Store, Amazon or the thrift store for an affordable version of the trend. Another way to go is to check brands and stores like Forever 21Asos  and Toyshop for affordable versions of the trend.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Yellow color Pantsuit + a straw bag





Happy Monday Friends 😀 I'm excited for the new week, are you? There is no Monday blues here. I'm starting off the week with this yellow color pantsuit and white sneakers which is my own idea of transitional outfits. I love a good pantsuit mostly because of its versatile styling. A pant suit can be worn the whole year with just a switch up o accessories. I paired mine with a straw bag and white sneakers and with a layered white tee, I could leave my blazer open because the weather still feels like summer. In my opinion, the accessories just scream summer including the green wrist cuff that was added for a pop of color. To take the pantsuit to fall, I would definitely wear a darker shade of suit or I would layer darker shades this like a teal color sweater and a pair of ankle boots. What do you say about Pant suits? Have a blessed week.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Green Gingham + Bermuda Shorts






Happy Friday Friends. This is a quick post here to share one of my most casual looks for the summer. What can be more casual than a pair of distressed bermuda jean shorts worn on a hot, hot summer day? I paired the denim shorts with a green color gingham off the shoulder top from JCrew. I love the color and style of the top. My yellow color mules previously styled here added a pop of color to my outfit. And what summer outfit can be complete without straw accessories? I'm starting to build a small collection of straw bags and hats. I really love the contrast and organic vibes they add to casual outfits and they have versatile styling too. They can be paired with dresses, shorts, pants, denim...they just go with any outfit and the fact that you can find very cute and quality straw hat and bag at any price range is a plus. This outfit was worn to the park with the kiddos where we had some great fun. We are still enjoying the last few days of summer. What about you; are you doing your best to enjoy the rest of summer or are you just eagerly waiting for fall? Thanks so much for stopping by here.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

How to style the last days of Summer






Hello summer, please don't go! 😂 For one, I'm glad that though summer might have ended officially, (signaled by the Labor Day holiday and the students returning back to school) the weather is still summer; sunny and beautiful. I'm very glad that the nice weather seems to be holding out for u here in the state of Minnesota. We are a very cold state and have very long and cold winters so it is normal for Minnesota residents to hold unto summer and any sunny beautiful weather for as long as we can. And of of such residents is Moi, just sincerely ✋ I am going to hold unto summer for as long as I can kicking and screaming; haha! 😂 So, this post is specifically for me. There is not going to be fall transition outfits on this blog here until we see the dry leaves flying from the trees...LOL


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Leopard Prints Trend: Pants and Loafers and a touch of red





*Look adapted from Twitter*



Leopard Prints is such a huge trend this Fall and this look featuring leopard prints pants and pointed loafers is a simple and classy way to wear the trend. As the temperature start to drop and those dresses and skirts are being put away, the leopard prints pants can be an addition or substitution in our wardrobe. When the temperature drops even further, the loafers can be switched out for boots and if you still want to add some color to your outfit while keeping warm, think red sock boots because sock boots are still a huge trend this fall. Click on the links below for style and shopping information. Happy viewing.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Work Wear: wearing White after Labor Day






Happy Tuesday Friends; it's a short work week for those of us that reside in the United States. I hope you had a fun Labor Day holiday yesterday. So, we are back to work today and the kids are back to school. It was the first day of school for my kids today and I was glad to send them off with prayers and thanksgiving. It's the best thing parents can do for their kids apart from providing them with all their needs; praying for them. I pray for my kids before they start a new school year for God to protect and guide them and help them make the right decisions at all times. The prayer has to continue too; not just a one day thing 😀 Okay, back to "Mommy Fashion;"what do you wear to work the day after Labor Day holiday which is the official end of summer? What do you say about the ongoing debate of not wearing white after Labor day? It's a rule that has been debunked long time ago as most people wear whites even well into the winter; winter whites anyone? The ongoing debate about not wearing whites after labor day by Fashion bloggers is just a fun debate at this time of the year; just something to talk about; so let's leave that old lady's tale alone 😊


Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall's Number One Bag Trend





                                          FALL'S FASHION ACCESSORIES
                                            The Fanny Pack
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Happy Labor Day Friends 😀 If you live in the United States, you know today is a national holiday and the official last day of summer. Being a holiday, it is the perfect day to prepare for the upcoming Fall season. If your preparation involves going on a last minute vacation, going on a road trip, going to State Fairs or just hanging around enjoying a picnic or barbecue, the one accessory that you should think of adding to your closet is the waist bag. This is a fashion accessory that was very popular in the eighties and while Fashionistas were happy to lay it to rest for decades, its sudden resurgence in the recent season, has many excited. It was popularly known as the "Fanny Pack" in previous years and now it has gained other fancy names like "Waist Bag" and "Belt bag." While I have a "Love-Hate" relationship with this trend, I admit it does add a cool interest to an outfit. Also, designers have started making versatile bags that you can wear as a cross body bag and convert to a waist bag when you need to. Let's hope this trend hangs around for a while. Below are my selections of affordable, colorful fanny packs to fit any budget.







                 



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*First Pic. adapted from PINTEREST*





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