As you may know I have a thing for shoes. I am slightly obsessed with them. Well here is a few of my fall picks from one of my favorite online shoe stores. These are my wish list picks. You will see a pattern, this color has caught my eye for the season… I’m… OBSESSED!
First we have the lovely Analy Here .Next we haveSonia you can find her Here.Then we have Ayla Find her here .We also have Cathleen, Here she is.
Finally we have Lilyana Here she is. Finally we have Lilyana Here she is.
My selection has a variety. I am a lover of heels so of course I have more of those on my wish list than anything else. Flats are a must these days. Being a preschool teacher practical shoes are important. Practical does not mean boring which is why my 2 picks for flats have a little spunk to it.
Recently I did a collaboration on brunch fashion. You can check those looks out Here. I was super excited to do this collaboration for 2 reasons: fashion and brunch. I mean who doesn’t like brunch? The person who came up with brunch needs to be hugged and kissed. I love this social gathering that includes that of mimosas. When you add fashion to the mix it just makes it so much better.
When I lived in NYC I did a monthly brunch with a group of my friends. It was themed related. Every month a different person would pick the theme and brunch spot. It was always great to come up with ideas and to participate in the monthly themes. As fun as that was my favorite part was to catch up with my girls and chat it up… also the mimosas. lol.
Here is my brunch look:
Skirt and shirt: Here and Here (both currently on sale).
My look was basic black look. I wanted to add some “fun” to it so I added these polka dot bobby socks and stripped pumps. I love pumps and socks. I love mixing prints, so thing just brought two of the things I love together.
Fall is here , What better way to celebrate my favorite season than to do it with fashion. I’ve teamed up with a few ladies to showcase our similar and different ways of being fashionable for the fall. Fall for me is all about layers, I love layers, you can build up and break it down as the day goes on.
The thing I love about fashion is that we can interpret it in the way we think, feel and enjoy. I am far from an artist, but fashion is my way of showing my artistic eye.Sometimes I enjoy the basics and sometimes I can be a bit over the top. I also love that people are at time brought together by the things they they love and enjoy.
Here are the ladies, their handles and their blogs.
First we have the lovely @thedazzlebomb (on IG),I love this sexy fall inspired look. Those Fabulous booties are from goody2shoes.com, blazer from justfab.com and her shorts are thrifted. Follow her blog at Thedazzlebomb.com
Next we have the beautiful @Sarastrendystyle. This jumper has my name all over it!!!She got her jumper (that I love) from fashionnova.com and her booties from Shoedazzle.com Follow her blog at SarasTrendyStyle.com.
Then we have the bombshell @crownsbyceleste. Those boots are to die for. She got her top from amazon.com, jeans from fashionnova.com, and her boots from Shoedazzle.com.
We also have the darling @stylishgal_on_a_budget, she got her Kimono from Walmart (I need to head to Walmart ASAP), her jeans from justfab.com and her booties from shoesdazzle.com. Follow her blog at https://m.facebook.com/Stylishgalcarryn/
Finally ,my fall inspired look. I got my tee from modells.com, jacket from a local boutique back in New York, jeans from justfab.com.
If you know me you know I hate matching. As crazy as that sounds that’s so who I am. This is the phase that I am in. I remember a time in my life that I wore only black, then that time I had to match EVERYTHING down to the stitching. It was crazy… I think evolving is a part of life and a part of fashion. My all black phase had s meaning, it was a dark and not so confident phase for me. The Matching everything phase was about me controlling things and being “perfect”. My next phase of fashion… wearing what I want, how I want, when I want was more of a liberation mixing prints and colors was a way of me saying” I don’t care what y’all think, I’m going to do me”…
Ok now to the topic at hand, when I received this ribbed green dress I tried on many pairs of shoes in my closet none seemed to pair well with it. I picked these up, shrugged my shoulders and tried them on. They paired pretty good so I went for it. While I dislike being matchy- matchy there are occasions where it just simply works out best.
I love the fit of this dress. I’m wearing a small but I could gone down a size. Get this dress From here. The booties are from Here
This term sometime rattles people… those who are not black… “well aren’t we all beautiful?” Is the question that comes next. This question annoys me because… when has blackness been celebrated? And please don’t bring up Ms. Berry.
Yes, beauty comes in all shades. I see beauty all around me… but let’s be honest. When you saw “beauty” on TV, in the movies, and in magazines it was rare is was someone of color. Which lead many to believe, black isn’t as beautiful.
If it makes you uncomfortable for a black women to celebrate her beautiful and that of her fellow black beauties you really should attempt to figure out why, especially since we had the most amazing and beautiful First Lady and she was talked about like a dog, yet someone who has a face full of work done is deemed as “stunning”. It’s amazing to me how things such as this can be over looked, ignored , and/or excused.
If my appreciation of the beauty of black, weather it be my black and others black offend you… I give no apology.
Check out outfit details below.
Outfit deets: top Similar one here. Purse Here, jeans This is where I got them from. They have a big selection for a great price.
I have a love hate relationship with high waist jeans. It’s hit or miss sometimes. These jeans right here from Shoedazzle are amazing! Unfortunately they no longer have them but they do have ones similar. I paired them with These yellow heels from @justfab.com and they paired perfect.
I purchased this grey onsie while I was in Cali last year, I wore it for the first time… Here is a similar one. As for my jacket it is one of my favorite and was apart of my boutique about 2 years ago.
Some days you wake up, throw on some makeup, toss your hair, put on some clothing, look in the mirror and completely love yourself… this was one of those days for me. Everything seem to have fallen into place just how I wanted it.
As you know Mothers’s Day was this past Sunday. This year Mother’s Day was very different for myself and my mom. My son was away at college. As far back as I can remember it has always been Myself, My mom and My son. My mom and I would exchange gifts,my son would give us his gift ( if he remembered to get one *rolls eyes, lol*) and we would go out to dinner. This year It was my mom and I. I took my mom to dinner at one of our favorite places. We both really enjoyed out time together. As much as we both love my son, some mother daughter one on one time was much needed. I hope everyone had a splendid mothers day!
One thing I was sure about for this day was that i wanted to wear these JustFab beauties (sandals). I was not disappointed.
Here is what I wore
FINALLY, it seems spring has decided to show it’s face and I couldn’t be happier. We have had some peek days and then BAM the cold would resurface but it seems that Spring may be here to stay. So what is a girl to do when the weather breaks and it is beautiful out?
On this day I decided to show some legs but didn’t want to overdo it since it is only spring. Spring in NYC is exactly that. I knew I would be out until the evening so I threw on some layers. Ive never worn these shoes and I was determined to let my feet get some air so I threw them on. I will say this. These shoes are cute and I will wear them again but they are not the best for walking around NYC. they are good for the car and short distances. I received tons of compliments on them so they are definitely a show stopper, as long as the show is close by.
As I was looking through one of my coat closets I came upon a Jacket I purchased from a vintage thrift store but never wore ( this happens more times then I like). I took the jacket out and started thinking about what I could pair it with. I then went into my regular closet and found a pair of pants I haven’t worn un a while and figured I would pair it with the jacket.
On this day My hair was acting crazy, so i threw it in my definition of a side ponytail. My allergies to make a guest apperence but the show must go on. I paired the jacket and pants with a tee I’ve worn many times before and a pair of my new favorite pumps.
Jacket: thrifted vintage
Tee: from Curlskinksfashion ( the website is currently down) similar