Monday, September 15, 2014

The Case of the Blues

Jacket: Zara Sweater: Forever21 Jeans: Forever21 (similar) Shoes: Zara Bag: Zara Head Band: Forever21 (see what fits you)

First off my apologies for the picture quality. I hope to try and edit these and re-upload them but if not I am sorry! Boom! Got that out the way so lets get this party started! 

 Just when I thought summer had a few more weeks left, here comes Chicago tell me something different. Thank God I was prepared with some of my fall goodies. I basically wanted to play with layering and color mixing. I have been searching high and low for patched jeans and it was great that I happened to find these babies. I chose to mix maroon and blue because often times when we dress in fall we wash ourselves out with one color. We tend to dress monochromatic in the Fall and Winter seasons. But it's always interesting to throw in some color. It does not have to be obvious but a good contrast to add a Pop or Wow Factor

I added small details and cool little accessories like the head band, white suspenders, jewelry, and even cuff at the bottom of my pants. These small things can add so much to a simple outfit. Beware wearing necklaces with sweaters. Some necklaces have the potential of snagging sweaters. I chose to wear my hair in a ponytail is due the wind in Chicago. It's easier to have a better hair day if you keep it in one place. Some days I even do it to not have hair strands all in my sweater. Using the jacket as a cape gives the outfit a little spice and is there to keep you partially warm. Oh, the things we do in the name of Fashion! Oh, how could I forget about my fabulous shoes. These shoes are comfy, polished, and also a great color that I can mix with black, blue, red, and purple. They are great transitioning boots. As you all know I'm a big texture mixing girl and I invite you to try it as well.

Style Tip: Add a pop of color so your fall outfits aren't all monochromatic!!!! Unless that's the look your going on and even if it is at least switch up the texture in the pieces.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Girl in Denim

 Shirt: True Religion Crop Top: Forever21 Jeans: H&M Shoes: JC Penney (sold out) Handbag: Zara

Let me start off by saying....HELLO! Today was one of those days where the sunlight was hitting perfectly and I was feeling at an all time high. This is good news for several reasons but I'll just share two. First reason is yesterday I had a bad day! I mean it rained, I was stressed, and I was just letting life get the best of me. Secondly, the day just ended on a bad note. It never got turned around like I had hoped for. But we all have those types of days. Now today I was just the opposite. I was fired up, excited, and seeing the world through a different glass. 

Now, lets talk about this outfit. Today I ran errands and I wanted to wear all denim, show a little skin, and have my hair pulled back. I think I did pretty good. I chose light denim because I'm such a dark wash girl it's not even funny. So, I called myself trying something new. The true religion shirt I relieved out of my closet. Funny enough, that's the only denim button down shirt I own. 

The crop top underneath I chose because it has a feminine touch to it unlike the denim. It has lace flowers all over it which makes me feel good due to the fact were at the end of summer. Plus I was glad to see this crop top in a different setting. The last time I wore it was when I went to the Beyonce concert last December; I know, long time. 

Then for my shoe selection I chose some little two tone booties with a pink trim that separates the sections. I chose to wear these for two reasons. One, I'm such a heel girl so I never get any wear out of my other shoes. Two, I didn't know at the time but once I reached target I went crazy and bought things for my apartment, which you all will see soon. But, in downtown Chicago it's always a good idea to wear comfortable shoes because you never know where your day may take you. 

Last but not least my BAG! Well, let me say this first, I probably thank God at least once a week for Zara. Like I am Zara and Zara is me. I have never been in love with a store as much as I'm in love with them. Well, I take that back I have a soft spot for Burberry. But, anyway I had been searching for  a bucket bag for a while and I found the perfect one for $90.00. I'm glad I waited to buy the one I have instead of spending close to $600 for the one I thought I couldn't live without. Moral of the story waiting doesn't always mean you won't find something just as good or better. Just something to think about when you're having withdraws on a sunday evening about a purchase you thought you should have made on Saturday.

Style tip: When wearing all denim it's always good to add an ombre so you won't be a wash of color unless that's the look you're going for, but even then add texture or variation. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chill Intentions

BodySuit: American Apparel Jeans: American Eagle (Similar) Shirt: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Zara (Similar)

I was thinking like what do you wear on a chill day on my way to get ice cream? I feel like we all want to be that girl where you look good running small errands but not to overdressed. I find it gets easier to pair things together when you have the least to do. My mindset usually consists of a little caring, a little experimenting, and a little practicality. I usually take these types of days to try something new. New can be breaking in a pair of heels or flats, trying a new color combo (by the way sky blue and mustard yellow is the colors of the fall shhh!! don't tell anyone), and or even reviving an old shirt. Take charge of your closet and try something new, on a day you have so little to do, that you have nothing to lose.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Bracelet that Changes Everything!

So as you all may know or maybe you don't but I'm an app/tech junkie. How many times have you been out and you trying to take pictures, look up directions, text, and upload on Instagram but you know your battery will be dead in 20 minutes if you do? Well, have no fear a startup called Q designs and they have solved 99.9% of the worlds problem by creating the Q bracelet. The Q bracelet is a fashionable bracelet that can break down and save the day by charging your phone as well. This bracelet has enough juice in it to charge you 60% worth of battery. Let me just say 60% is like the new 100% when it comes to battery life.  Right now they are accepting pre orders for $79.00. These bracelets will retail for $99.00. These bracelets come in black, silver, and gold.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dress For The Part

Dress: Nordstrom Rack Shoes: Zara

So have you ever been like... I need to clean my closet and see what I need to buy because I don't have anything to wear? Well, that's me almost everyday

So I was in the process of getting rid of things and I found this dress. To my knowledge I only wore it once and it was an impulse buy for a birthday dinner I had to be at after work. Well, I tried it on and what do you know it fit! Not to mention it didn't look bad. I decided that it would be perfect to blog about! 
It's a cute dress that hits above the knee, comes in at the waist and flare towards the bottom. This dress keeps your boobs sitting up, waist and tummy tucked in and legs looking sharp. Who knew I had this sitting in the back of my closet. I guess what I'm trying to say is, what treasures do you have in your closet that you have tossed by the waste side? Revisit it you might be surprised.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What About What's Underneath?

I don't know about you...but what's underneath my clothes matters. I love feeling sexy in sweats just because I know I have something sexy underneath. 

When I go bra and underwear hunting I feel like its important to buy different colors. I mean sure you need your nudes and blacks but outside of that I love to get rich colors. I also look for one or two versatile bras to add to the bunch. I love bras with lace details as well because it adds something special to it without being too much. I wear a 32B but I can get away with wearing my sister size 34B I just have to fasten it in the middle setting. It's important to know your sister size when shopping for bras. 

Panties are a WHOOOOOLLLLLEEEE other story. Basically it needs to feel like nothing is even there! I want to be sexy but comfortable. I am always mindful of underwear excluding thongs that give me BOY SHORTS! I love them but boy shorts just aren't practical for me. Now HIPSTERS on the other hand always get my vote if I'm not wearing a thong. They are comfortable, sexy, lay flat underneath clothes, and no wedgies.

P.S. I bought my bras and underwear at JC Penney when I don't go to Victoria Secret....shhhhhh!!! don't tell anyone I told you lol

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Target x Altuzarra Top 5

I'm so excited and can't wait until September 14th to buy the items above from the Target x Altuzarra collaboration. It is over 40 items that will be sold from this collaboration. You will be able to purchase in store at Target, as well as online from target & net-a-porter. Tell me whats some of your favorite looks that you plan to buy! To see all the items available click here