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





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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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