Friday, April 27, 2018

Shoe Lovin' - Lilac Pumps












 
Lilac color is trending this spring and clothes, accessories and even beauty products are sporting this color. We know pastels are generally popular in the spring time but lilac is just in a special class of its own this season. I do not own a pair yet but if I were to get into the lilac shoe trend, I would definitely purchase a pair that is of good quality but not so expensive. You never know; the trend might not extend into the summer and if you buy an expensive pair, it would just lay waste in your closet. In my opinion, such a waste is not acceptable.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Summer chic bags and how to style them













The clear plastic bag or tote also known as the PVC  bag or the  Lucite bag has been trending since last winter. They are very edgy and chic and can go with any outfit dressed up or dressed down. The handbags have more of a stylish perception than functionality. 'Come to think of it, we own bags so we can store our intimate items and basic necessities like keys, make-up, toiletries and personal knic-knacks in them. When a bag loses this basic function, it stimulates our thinking which is the whole essence of this trend. It is just edgy and chic and no one dare question why you have to have another bag within a bag! haha!! 😶



If you are able to afford this bag, you should be able to afford a beautiful little clutch or wallet to store your things in that you can then put in the bag 😅 Just sincerely here, (Moi...*eyes rolling*) is just reporting on the latest summer bag trends by the way and please, do not mind my sarcasm. I love the bags a lot and I hope the trend would stick around for a while. I have put some outfits together below to show how I would style these bags if I had one in a different

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mauve color top + Burgundy Culottes









Hi everyone 😚 I hope you all had a wonderful week. It's Friday! woot!! woot!!! I'm going to make this post very short. So, I wore this outfit in the fall and I'm just blogging about it now. Although the color palette is more suited for fall especially the burgundy color culottes, the outfit still works for this Spring. I'm sure you all know by now that pastels are a huge trend this spring. Well, I got the mauve color top and culottes pant from Loft a while back and it's actually my first pair of culottes. I was a little skeptical of the trend and was not sure if it would be right for me but I later fell in love with it and I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone. Culottes are easy breezy and super fun.



The pairing of the mauve top and burgundy culottes was a hit for me. I feel like the two colors exude joy and playfulness. . The two colors also go well together in a somewhat monochrome look. If you do not like or enjoy wearing pink colors, the color mauve

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Camel color coat + black ankle boots.










Hi everyone, thank you so much for stopping by here. I hope the weather is nice and beautiful wherever you are. I wore this outfit to Church a couple of months ago when the weather gave us a break. The black dress underneath my coat is an old purchase from Zara and I believe I have blogged about it before. The fabric of the dress is rich and durable and it is very comfy. Since the dress is sleeveless, I had my coat on the entire time in Church and I was warm and cozy. The only thing missing from this outfit is a pair of stockings but I chose to forgo it.



This camel color coat here is actually the statement piece in this outfit and believe me when I say a camel color coat is an essential piece in every lady's closet especially when you live in a cold state like I do. A good quality camel color coat is usually very expensive and they sell out very fast because they can be investment pieces. I scored this one from a consignment shop years ago and had it dry cleaned. I remember writing a blog post on how to acquire a good statement coat collection somewhere on the blog. I would

Monday, April 16, 2018

Long blue wool coat + denim









Phew! 😅 So, it's been snowy, cold and dreary in the twin cities (Minneapolis) and I have been hibernating. Now, I don't even know where to start. Should I say "happy new year" or "happy spring?" Really, a lot has been going on behind the scenes on the blog. Some of you might know that I turned the blog to private mode a few months back and then I turned it back to public status and then, I took a long break. The truth is I have been taking pictures and writing blog posts all along but never edited or published any; until a few weeks ago when I decided to go back to edit and publish all my archived posts and basically; just start blogging again full time. I'll share more about my "blogcation" later...😝


Like I said, I have been taking pictures which I mostly published on my Instagram here @Beautyojo and here @Beautysfashionzone. So, these pictures here are a throwback but they are a real depiction of the present weather condition in Minneapolis. It's been snowy and cold all winter. Well, there is not much to the fashion story; when it's cold, you just bundle up, period! 😂  And that is where this long blue coat comes in. I have had it for years and it's very