TGIF all!

I’m so happy that gingham is finally getting it’s due.  I’ve been in love with the print for years so I’m happy to see fashionable gingham options.  Of course my favorite way to wear gingham is either a skirt or a dress.  So when I saw this Lane Bryant dress I knew it would be perfect for the upcoming season.  Being impatient, I wasn’t going to wait on Spring to wear this sleeveless dress! Instead of tucking it away, I layered a graphic sweater over it and wore it as a skirt instead. I added my  denim jacket  to complete the look and to add warmth because its COLD out there! Brrr!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Dress: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Jacket: Old Navy (here); added the patches
Sweater: Old Navy (old, similar here)
Tights: Lane Bryant (here)
Flats: Nine West (no longer available, similar here)

Happy Monday all!

Even though Winter is stubbornly holding on, I am so excited for the arrival of Spring next week.   To get you in the Spring mindset (even if the weather outside is saying otherwise!) I picked a few of my favorite bloggers outfits to get you excited for the new season.  I think these women embody the essence of Spring boldness.  Spring is a time for renewal so I hope these outfits will inspire you to try something new for the upcoming season!

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: I have permission to use these photos.  All pictures in this post are property of said blogger and cannot be used without their permission. 

 

Corner Rich

Style Charade

Musings of a Curvy Lady

Color Me Courtney

BeautiCurve

Jazzabelle’s Diary

The Jenesaisquoi

TGIF all!

This has been a pretty stressful week for me  with one thing happening after another.  Although I feel overwhelmed,  I’m trying to remain positive. Unfortunately it has been hard to stay positive and I’ve slipped back into negative self talk at times.   Instead of beating myself up about slipping, I acknowledge it and get back on track.  To help me stay focused, I’m handling  each issue separately instead of lumping them all together. Doing this helps me analyze the situation more thoroughly to think of ways of resolving the issue.  And when I start to feel overwhelmed again , I take a time out and come back to the issue later. Treating my problems this way is very different for me because I used to subscribe to the “strong black woman” archetype. “Strong” women were supposed to quickly and efficiently solve problems without any feeling.  It has been hard pretending to be a “strong black woman” all the time.  I would routinely get down on myself because  because I hadn’t solved all my problems and wasn’t “all together”.  It’s taken me some time, but I’m creating my own definition of what it means to be a strong woman.  It’s okay if things are messy and unresolved.  It’s okay that I’m still evolving and learning each day.  Life at times can be rough and unexpected things are going to happen.  I know that no matter what, I will be able to handle whatever arises and keep shining through!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Blazer: Eloquii (here, on sale for 40-60% off!)
Shirt: Who What Wear x Target (here)
Skirt: old
Shoes: Nine West (old, similar here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (here)

Happy Hump Day all!

Usually I post on Mondays but due to technical difficulties,  my site was down for abit.  Luckily I got the issue resolved and I’m back in business!

As yall already know, Spring is my favorite time of year.  With Spring literally around the corner (12 days to be exact!), Im looking to add pieces to add a little oomph my existing wardrobe.  I try to Spring is the perfect time to refresh  mainstays such as cropped pants, button downs and midi skirts.  In my quest for new closet staples, I stumbled across this cropped utility jacket from Lane Bryant.  Once I saw it I knew it would be a great alternative to wearing a denim jacket all the time.   It’s color makes it pretty much wearable with everything I own.  Cropped jackets in my opinion look great worn with dresses and skirts.  Since that’s all I wear these days , this jacket will be in heavy rotation this Spring.

So if you’re looking to add a new Spring jacket to your repertoire, look no further.  Also check out Lane Bryant’s  latest offerings to update your Spring wardrobe!

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Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Dress: eShakti (old, similar here)
Shoes: JCrew (not available, similar here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (large ark here)
Earrings: Happiness Boutique

 

TGIF all!

A trench coat is simply one of those clothing items that will never go out of style.  No matter how it’s redesigned it’s still a trench coat.  If you don’t have one, you gotta get one. Next to a denim jacket, it’s one piece of Spring outerwear that literally goes with everything you own.  If you already have one, spruce it up by tying it with a structured belt instead of the one it comes with. Adding a colorful or printed scarf is another easy way to update your old trench.  If you want to tap into your inner Miranda Priestly,  wear it over your shoulders for an effortlessly chic look.  Trench coats are blank canvas waiting for you make it your own because who said outerwear should be boring!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Coat: Talbots Woman (old, similar option here and here)
Shirt: Target x Who What Wear (here)
Jeans: Eloquii (here)
Boots: Zara (sold out)
Bag: Sophie Hulme (here; wallet friendly option here)