Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chic Spring to Summer Shorts!

Hey Fashionista Babes!  This blog post, we chat about shorts for late Spring into Summer!  I know you all know, that I love wearing shorts, even today, in my late 30's!  No, no shame in my game, honey!  I will wear shorts for as long as gravity allows me to!  Those of you who follow me on social media and read my blog posts already know this! 

I'm all about making shorts chic and street style and I love a good sale on pretty shorts even better!

The look below was so easy breezy and effortless!  The floral ruffled lace top is from Belle + Sky from JcPenney originally $44.00 but I scored it for just $17.99!!!  I love the floral, lace, and ruffled shoulder details!  The shorts are from H&M and they were originally $29.99 but I also scored them for just $5.00!!! I know, a complete look under $25.00 is my kind of deal!  I completed the look with a sky blue Christian Siriano bag from Payless and Merona block heels from Target (both older purchases)!  And the tassel earrings are the accessory to finalize the look!

With HOT weather in Texas now here, you will most likely see me in top knots and pony tails a lot!  I love looks with shorts that give me a feminine touch and are chic.  I also love street style looks in shorts, and I will be posting and blogging about those soon!


Sunday, May 6, 2018

From a Two-Piece Look to a One-Piece Look!

Tis' the Season for crop tops and maxi skirts, short-long hem skirts, and maxi dresses!  I am in my late 30's and I still buy short shorts, crop tops, and even rompers!  I have always said, If I feel great in it, I am wearing it! No shame in my game!

Today's look is special because I bought it to match my daughter's floral dress for my 9 year old's First Communion!  But, I didn't want to wear a crop top to church, so, I decided to put a wide belt on it and it went from a two piece to a one piece, a dress!

The crop top and skirt are Xhiliration from Target and these two pieces I did pay regular price!  Only for the occasion!  Both were under $45.00, which is still not bad!  The belt Ive had a few months and the ankle strap block heels as well (Payless).  The ring handle bag is from Forever21!  The sunnies were a clearance find from Payless a few months ago under $5.00!  This look gives me all the Spring feels!

What I love the most, is that this look was put together in less than 24 hours with me shopping at Target five minutes before closing time on a Saturday night! The cashier was at awe that I ran in five minutes before they closed and took less than five minutes to grab an outfit and check out!!! I already had colors and patterns in mind, I was just so busy the last couple of weeks with family life changing moments, kids sick, etc. that I found myself shopping for me last! Kids and husband were all taken care of and outfits bought like a week before!

My creative mind came through 24 hours before the big day!  Now, that's a fashionista at heart!


Spring to Summer Vibes!

This is the time when the weather is perfect to transition Spring looks into Summer without sweating like crazy when out doing pictures! Every fashion blogger's struggle!  And if you are anything like me, I sweat easily and hate it!  So, I try and take photos very early in the morning before the heat hits or right before sundown when it starts cooling down!

And my favorite in Spring into Summer, is wearing all those pretty bright colors and mixing them so opposite colors connect and compliment one another!

The first look below is one of my favorite color combos!  I rarely wear shift style dresses because they hide my curves and I've just always wore things that accentuate the waist line!  BUT, never say never, because I found this turquoise shift dress at my local resale shop Plato's Closet on clearance and paid $4.00!  Yes, just $4.00!  I decided to go with orange tassel drop earring which were clearance $3.99 at my local Cato Fashions, and nude heels, sunnies, and ring handle bag!  The nude ankle strap block heels are from Payless Shoesource and the ring handle bag was just under $20 at ForEver21!  The sunnies are Juicy Couture from Kohls and I've had those for a couple years!

The second look below I decided to layer because the weather still allows it! Yes, even in Texas!  I also bought this hot pink fit and flare at a local resale shop!  This dress is from Agaci and it was new with original tags, and I paid just $8.00 for it!  I paired it with this fun top brand A New Day from Target (under $25) and metallic silver Steve Madden Heels I found at my local DSW on clearance for $35!  The earrings were from my local Wal-Mart for just $2.88!  This look is also great to transition from Spring to Summer!

These looks definitely have me ready for Summer!  And the colors are just perfect to transition into Summer with sandals and wedges!  Remember, you don't have to pay full price!  I rarely do so!  Most of my outfits consist of clearance finds and sales (major sales), as well as coupons!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Fab 5 Fashionista's: The Gabrielle Union Collection

If I haven't told you all the story, let me recap briefly!  I have met some wonderful women on social media while blogging and posting my passion for all things style, outfits, accessories, and deals!  And I have come to learn, that when women get together, wonderful and amazing things happen!  This is our second collaboration via social media (we have not met in person, yet) and we all decided to bring you our favorite pieces from Gabrielle Union for New York and Company!  We all love New York and Company and we especially love Gabrielle's collection! 

I decided to go with the pink floral kimono jacket because it's such a versatile piece.  It can be styled so many ways (coming soon to the blog)!  Today I decided to pair with these cute Berry Punch pink paper bag waist shorts, also Gabrielle Union, and striped top with black pumps and matching bag!  The striped top is from Who What Wear collection from Target (old purchase), the Christian Siriano bag is from Payless (old purchase), and the black Fashion Pumps are from H&M!  My statement earrings were under $2.00 at Cato Fashions!

Mary aka "Curly Byrdie" decided to go with the dress that can be worn on or off the shoulder and she pulled this look off with rose metallic booties from Express, matching bag from JcPenney and earrings from Forever 21!  Mary always styles her looks stunningly and she looks amazing in this dress, I love it!

Ayesha aka "EmaneesCloset" went with the Gabrielle Union pink jumpsuit!  She paired it with Sam Edleman espadrilles from DSW, a blue straw side satchel and white sunglasses from Ross.    I love that she has such fun with her photo shoots and gives us all inspiration when we go out there to take them!  She has many more beautiful shots on her blog, so please, go show her some love and check it out!  Her blog link can be found on her Instagram profile!  This looks is so fun and gives us all the Spring feels!  Ayesha also celebrates a birthday and we wish her many more to come!

Reyni aka "CurlsandHighHeels"  went with the Gabrielle Union Emerald maxi shirt dress and I am loving how she styled it!  She styled her look with a floral belt to accentuate her waist, block heel ankle strap heels, and a ring handle straw bag.  This look is a perfect Spring to Summer transition!  The tassel earrings and sunnies completed her look!

Yolanda aka "CurlyPetiteRenee" opted for the Gabrielle Union striped kimono dress, which I absolutely love as well!    She styled her Gabrielle Union dress with shoes from Agaci, earrings and sunglasses from Shein, and her ever so trendy bag from Amazon!  This dress is everything and can be styled so many ways as well!  Pieces like these are keepers because they are so versatile and can work so many ways!  I can't wait to see Yolanda re-style this dress!  Her style is always on point!

Thank you all for stopping by!  I am truly blessed to be working with some amazing women!  We all empower each other in so many ways and we cannot wait to meet in person one day soon!  Until now, we shall keep sharing our love for fashion via our social media outlets!


Monday, April 16, 2018

The Feminine Dress for Spring!

Hello Fashionistas!  As the weather gets better, warmer, and tolerable, I cannot wait to share outfit ideas such as the look below!  Nothing says femininity more than a floral maxi dress, and sexy when it comes with two front slits!  This dress caught my eye at my local TJMaxx not just because of the floral print, but it has everything I love about a dress, all in one!

I love the sleeve details,the opening in the back, the two front slits, and most of all, the floral print!  I decided to style this beautiful dress with a wide belt and I just happen to find this beautiful pink belt with bow at my local New York and Company for the clearance price of just $5.99!  The dress was only $19.99 at my local TJMaxx!  The pops of pink make it so feminine and chic! 

This dress can also be styles without a belt and some sandals for a great late Spring/Summer look!  And don't forget to add a sunhat later in the Summer!  So many ways to style this dress!  This time around, I picked a wide belt to accentuate my waist!  Don't be afraid to show a little leg! And always remember, great deals you will find if they are meant to be!


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Layering Jumpsuits for Spring!

When the temperatures in Texas aren't warm enough for jumpsuits alone, what does this Momma do?!  I layer my jumpsuits with pretty tops!  And this Spring I have become obsessed with culotte jumpsuits, from strapless to thin spaghetti straps, I have become obsessed with layering them!  And I am a huge fan of trying them with patterns or solid bright colors, to even floral print jumpsuits!  The fun part about these looks is that I have found most on clearance or for very affordable prices!

This first look is a strapless cobalt culotte jumpsuit which I found on clearance at my local Ross Department Store for just under $18!  I decided to pair it with a black and white floral print blouse (old purchase from JcPenney) and black ankle strap Steve Madden heels (resale find at my local Clothes Mentor).  And of course, the look wouldn't be complete without my Christian Siriano black bag from Payless (old purchase and one of my favorites).

The second look is also a strapless printed culotte jumpsuit (Xhiliration from Target) on clearance for just under $13!  The three fourth bell sleeve top is also from Target (A.New.Day) and this top I purchased for regular price because I fell in love with the sleeves!  The handbag is Christian Siriano for Payless and I also got a great deal on it after my coupons!  As you can see, the prints and bag color coordinated so well!  And I finished the look with ankle strap block heels, which I am also obsessed with once warm weather comes along and my feet can BREATHE!!!

And nothing says sexy more than the color RED!!!  I also scored this floral ruffled three fourth sleeve culotte jumpsuit at my local Ross Department Store for just under $15!  I added a navy belt, my navy Kate Spade handbag, and metallic silver ASOS block heels (resale shop find).  Finalized the look with matching navy tassel earrings from Wal-Mart for just $4!  This is also a favorite of mine that I styled!  Can you see a pattern for what I am currently obsessed with at the moment for Spring?!

This look below is another favorite of mine because the striped jumpsuit has pale pink stripes which go well with this pale pink puff sleeve Worthington top from JcPenney (old purchase)!  The striped jumpsuit was a deal find at my local Family Dollar for just $12.50!  The ring handle bag I purchased at Macy's Backstage several months ago, so I completed the look with pale pink polarized sunnies!

Spring Season in jumpsuits, I think so!  Especially when I score such great deals that don't break my bank!  Once the temperatures get warmer, you will definitely see these on repeat in my wardrobe, with Summer accessories and shoes!  I hope you dare to layer if you haven't already!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Four Fashionista's Spring Edition!

Spring season brings out the prettiest in colors, patterns, and styles! This Spring has been big on floral patterns and polka-dots prints.  From an a-line dress, wrap dress, or even a maxi dress, you can see there are a vast variety of brands, designers, patterns, and styles for a Fashionista to wear.  Today's blog post is extra special because I have joined three wonderful women and Fashionista bloggers' to showcase our love for Spring looks!  Thus, giving you this special Spring edition!

I have met some incredibly talented women on social media, from sharing our favorites stores, deals, outfits, and even sharing the same passion for the art of fashion and style!  We decided one day to start up a group message with the ideas of a possible collaboration, which is the very first for me!  And what better way to kick off a collab with my Fashionista sisters, than showing you all the best of Spring!

I will kick off the Spring Edition with this maxi cold shoulder dress that I found at my local TJMaxx for under $20!  I paired it with neutral tone accessories like a studded wide belt (Cato Fashions), pale pink ring handle bag (Macy's Backstage) and tassel earrings (Sugar Fix @Target)!  The floral pattern had me at Spring!

I have been following Mary Byrd "curly byrdie" for a few years now and she has also been following me for a few years now!  I have not met this wonderful mom of two yet, but I know we are destined to meet one day soon!  And, aside not meeting in person yet, I feel like we've met and known each other more than just a few years!  I love that Mary's style tells so much about her love for fashion and that its not just about trends or what is in, but she makes her style known!  She is kicking off Spring for us with what I am obsessed with at the moment, polka-dots!  Her dress is from Target, yes, Target!  She adds the perfect accessories with beautiful red heels (Just Fab Online), cute embroidered little hand bag (Express) and statement earrings (H&M).  Mary's style is fun and flirty, I love it!

I have been following Reyni Broomes "Curls and High Heels" recently, she began following me on social media, and caught my attention with her sweet comments and feedback on my fashion page!  Since then, we have communicated through our blogs and social accounts, and the love and support for each other has grown!  She is a mother, wife, baker, and fashion blogger!  Jack of all trades, a powerful woman!  She chose to kick off our Spring Edition with an Eva Mendes sunflower dress from New York and Company (her absolute favorite store) and completed her look with black ankle strap heels (Amazon) and a cute off white handbag from Target!  She brings sunflowers to a whole new level in this beautiful body hugging dress! Vava Voom!

I have also become good friends with Yolanda Renee "Curly Petite Renee" and what I love about Yolanda as well is the support she has shown me and her constant positivity when I share outfits and details on how I put the looks together!  Since then, I've started to follow her accounts, I have become to know the amazing sense of style she has!  For you see, you don't have to be 5'11 to rock clothes!  At her petite frame, she gives us major inspo and shows you, that us petite women can wear and rock anything we choose!  She chose a beautiful floral dress with sleeves to die for!  Bell sleeves are my absolute favorite also at the moment and this dress gives me LIFE! Her dress, tassel earrings, and sunglasses are all from Shein.  And her bag is from Amazon.  Such a chic and Spring inspired look for sure!

With all this said, I just want to end my blog post with saying that I have met some amazing women, who share the same desires and love for fashion!  I know that we will continue to empower each other and work together in the future as well!  We all bring our own styles and visions in the fashion industry to come together and create this massive fusion of fashion inspiration!  This first collaboration with my fashionista sisters has been amazing and I cannot wait to work together again, and even plan a trip one day soon to meet in person!  Thanks for allowing me to share and show you how we as women connect on a common desire!


Chic Spring to Summer Shorts!

Hey Fashionista Babes!  This blog post, we chat about shorts for late Spring into Summer!  I know you all know, that I love wearing shorts, ...