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Jibri Spring 2014 Collection

TGIF all!

As you probably have noticed, various designers have been releasing their new Spring collections. Jibri the fashion forward plus line by Jasmine Elder debuted an AMAZING collection this week that is so stunning and bold, I had to share. Every season I look forward to her collection and she never disappoints. Here are a few of my favorites from her awesome collection:

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Spring Trends to Wear Now…Black & White

Happy Hump Day!

After I finished my last post I realized that the three trends I wrote about (florals, black & white and pastels) could be worn now with a few modifications (i.e. tights).  I picked black & white first because it’s easy to wear and accessible.  In the previous post, I mentioned wearing different prints together, so I decided to show this by wearing black & white polka dots and stripes together.  Wearing the same color scheme when mixing prints is an easy way to ease into it without feeling overwhelmed. As you can probably tell, polka dots and stripes are a favorite of mine.   It’s important that you find a combination of prints that YOU like. Once you find a combo that works for you, try wearing it in different colors!

Also I want to give a shout out to Rocquelle of Consider Me Lovely for the outfit inspiration today!

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: Simply Be (here)
Shirt: Lane Bryant (here)
Blazer: Calvin Klein (bought last year)
Wedges: Bandalino (old)

Style Inspiration: The Werk Place

Happy Hump Day all!

Since I’m home due to yet another snow day (grrrr!), I decided to do another Style Inspiration post to stop me from binging on the Investigation Discovery channel (there’s only so many disappearances, murders and deceit one can watch!).

My look today is inspired by the uber chic Tiffany from The Werk Place.  I’ve been admiring Tiffany’s unique style ever since I saw her outfit posts on Pose.   When it comes to fashion, some people just have “it” and Tiffany is definitely one of those people.  So when I saw her gorgeous print on print outfit, I knew I had to put my spin on it.

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I  haven’t mastered the art of print mixing like Tiffany but the mix of  polka dots and stripes were right up my alley.

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So check out Tiffany’s blog and show her some love!

Have a great day!

Shirt: Old Navy (bought 2yrs ago)
Vest: Forever 21+
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Shoplately
Clutch: The Perfect Clutch

Best of 2013: Pt. 2

Happy Monday all!

This is part two of my favorite looks from this year.  As the year comes to a close, my resolution for the new year is pretty simple…to be kinder to myself and continue to grow as a person.  While I’ve had some personal struggles this year, 2013 was great overall.  I was fortunate to have several opportunities come my way and I would be remiss not to acknowledge them.

I also want to thank everyone for supporting, commenting and following my blog. Words cannot describe how much your constant support means to me! THANK YOU!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Be Electric!

Happy Monday all!  

Winter has come early for most of us here in States. In my neck of the woods, it has already snowed three times in the past week.  Needless to say, I’m not a happy camper. Shoveling is NOT sexy! So to combat the frigid cold, I wanted to wear something super bright today to warm my spirit.  While it’s natural to gravitate towards wearing dark colors during the colder months, try adding  pops of color to brighten up your Winter outfits.   Before you know it, we’ll be welcoming warm Spring days!

How do you like to brighten up your Winter outfits?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Gap
Shirt: Lane Bryant
Pants: Simply Be
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Coach

Casual Friday: Dressed Up Denim

TGIF all!

I’m giving my pencil skirts a break and trying out new silhouettes to keep things fresh.  Sometimes I get stuck and need to branch out so I decided to dress up my full denim skirt today.  I kept things simple with my denim on denim ensemble and added some leopard print for a nice contrast.  This outfit shows you can wear denim to work and still look appropriate for the office.

Are you a fan of denim on denim?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Im FREEZING my butt off here! LOL

Skirt: Eshakti
Shirt: Old Navy
Belt: ASOS Curve
Clutch: Love,Cortnie (here)
Booties: Bandalino

Party Time!

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend! I spent Thanksgiving with my family in New York and we had such a good time hanging out together.  I haven’t been feeling myself lately so going home was the best thing for me.  Feeling their love and acceptance definitely lifted my spirits.

Now that the holiday party season is upon us, figuring out  what to wear can be somewhat stressful.   May I suggest the classic LBD (little black dress)  for your party needs?   The LBD is a classic wardrobe staple that can be worn to any holiday soiree on your calendar.

Below are a sample of some of my favorite LBDs of the season.

Which one do you like?

Have a wonderful evening!

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Transitions Pt 1: The Sleeveless Dress

Happy Monday all!

Whenever I buy clothes I think primarily about sustainability.  If I can’t wear an item for at least two seasons, I’m probably not going to get it. Having an interchangeable wardrobe is essential because you’re getting more wear out of your clothes and it decreases the need to constantly replenish your closet.   Sleeveless dresses are definitely an item that you can get a lot of wear from. Plus  they  transition smoothly  from season to season.  The next time you want to wear a cardigan with  your sleevless dress, dont leave it open.  Button it up to create a crew neck sweater to wear over your dress.  Add a belt and ta da…its now a skirt!  This pretty much works on most sleeveless dresses so get creative, try it with your favorite printed or patterned sweater. 

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 The easiest way to transition a sleeveless  dress is by adding a blazer. But instead of  reaching for a blazer, try a fitted leather jacket. It adds instant polish and  edge to your dress but Is still appropriate for work.

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How do you transition your sleevless dresses? 

Have a wonderful day!

OUTFIT 1:
Dress: JCPenney
Sweater: Old Navy
Necklace: Lane Bryant
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Belt: from an old dress

OUTFIT 2:
Dress: JCPenney
Jacket: Kohls
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Nine West

Casual Friday/Big Deal

TGIF all!

One of my readers Jagoda suggested I do a post on shopping for deals.  Honestly I really don’t have any strategy or plan when it comes to shopping. I only buy clothing that is on sale with (or without) a coupon. Signing up for text alerts from your favorite retailer is another way to keep up with sales and saving passes.  The alerts have discount codes that can be used at the register.  Macys and Lane Bryant provide this service for customers and more are getting on the bandwagon.   I also find that end of the season sales have a plethora of clothing options.  You might have noticed lately Summer clothing is being steeply discounted to make room for the Fall collections.   If you are an online shopper like me,  before I click the purchase button I search for coupon codes.   The two sites I use are Coupon Cabin and Retail Me Not.  Ive used their codes and saved money and sometimes (depending on the promotion) got free shipping!

Speaking of getting a deal, the pants Im wearing today I got from Macys a few weeks ago while visiting my sister in NYC. Retail these pants were priced at $120 but I got them for $32!  How you ask? In the store, the pants were on sale for  $75 but online the pants were being offered for $32.  I called Macys and asked if they would price match and I was told if I brought in proof of the online price they would. I took the screen shot of the webpage on my cell phone to the store and they gave me the online price.  Just by simply asking, I ended up saving a whopping $88 on these pants! Now that’s what I call a deal!

What are some of your tips on shopping for deals?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Pants: Michael Kors

Shirt: Old Navy

Belt: Eloquii

Shoes: Nine West

Casual Friday/Im a Repeat Offender Pt. 2

TGIF all!

The saying “if aint broke don’t try to fix it” is my motto when it comes to clothes. If I like something and it looks good on me I’m gonna keep wearing it. From time to time I like to shake things up but I always rely on my wardrobe staples. Maxi dresses are one of my staple pieces especially during the summer. I’m definitely a repeat offender when it comes to maxi dresses because I wear them ALL THE TIME. Maxi dresses makes it easy for me to stay cool and stylish during those hot, sweltering Summer days. During the cooler months I transition them over  by wearing them with  a jacket or blazer (I also wear a pullover sweater over my maxi & belt it  at the waist).  Plus (in my opinion) they flatter ALL body types…YES!

I want to see you wearing your favorite “repeat offender” outfit or item. Link your photos in the comment section and I will feature you on the blog with other “repeat offenders”!

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend!

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Dress: Avenue
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Necklace: ModCloth
Belt: Eloquii