Happy Monday all!

Remember when your mother would say “everything old becomes new again”?  She was right on the money! Every trend has it’s root in the past.  Take mules for example. During the 90s I pretty much wore mules all day every day. It wasn’t uncommon to see me on a Friday night walking/wobbling down the street in a in high heeled pair.  When they faded  due to changing trends, I was a bit disappointed.  Although I missed mules, I knew they would make a stylish comeback and boy have they!  Now there are mules in every color, texture and shape.  While I’m partial to to a heeled mule, there are a few flat ones I have my eye on.

What trend from the past you would like to see make a comeback?

Have a wonderful day!

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Coat: Simply Be (here)
Shirt: Who What Wear x Target (here)
Pants: Eloquii (old, similar here)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (here)
Clutch: Banana Republic (here)

TGIF all!

While Spring has sprung, the weather outside isn’t warm enough to ditch my tights just yet.  Until it’s warm enough to go bare legged , I’m going to layer my  jeans/pants over my cute Spring dresses.  It’s actually a win-win for me because when the temps go up, I can just take off the pants!   I’ve been a huge fan of wearing dresses over pants since Summer 2014 . At first I was skeptical the trend would work on my body but I was pleasantly surprised when it did.   I think it’s a fun way to rework your wardrobe and add new life to your closet staples.

If you’re thinking on trying this trend, here are some tips on how to wear a dress over jeans/ pants:

  1. Any dress will do: Add jeans/pants to a dress in your closet that has gotten short over the years.  Layer a pair of skinny jeans under a shirt dress to breathe new life into it.
  2. Straight, cropped and skinny leg jeans/pants are best to layer under your dress.  It balances out your proportions and stops you from looking frumpy.
  3. Add height: any heel whether its a  kitten or stiletto will add length to  streamline your look.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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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)