The Struggles Of Blogging

This post may have some sponsored links, but all opinions are that of my own.If you’re like me and you have a demanding job ( preschool Teacher), blogging often takes a back seat. With the ever so demanding world of blogging/vlogging it can get discouraging. It has taken me quite a while to take my blogging seriously. A part of me is happy for slowly dipping my toes in one by one before jumping in.

I have been going through a lot in life and blogging/vlogging had been my outfit. It has been therapeutic. My love for fashion and education has been revived and having an outlet to share it has been great. I have finally figured out some sort of schedule ( i think, lol) and finally found a consistent photographer ( i hope, lol), which means i don’t have to take my own pics anymore.

I absolutely give it to those people who blog/vlog daily or on a very consistent basis. One day i have hopes one getting there. For those who think blogging/vlogging is easy… you’re absolutely WRONG! I have taken series of photos and when it was all said and done, after all the hard work none were suitable, either my face was off, my body was off, the light was off, something was off. Ive taken a but of pics and a shot videos to fine my SD won’t read… It has been frustrating but that’s a part of life.I still have more work to to and more material to get to continue to improve, but slow and steady progress.

Outfit deets:

Skirt set:Here Use my code Elegant15  for 15% off.

Shoes: Here ( they are currently having a sale, get these for 19.99)

Trench: Similar one here. The one I have is years old.

Olive Fashion

I have come to the conclusion that I am OBSESSED with Olive for the fall. One day I was looking in my closet and I came upon a bunch of olive items. It was not only my clothing but shoes as well. After seeing this i decided to do a series on my love for olive. I picked FIVE yes five looks that I loved and will be blogging about them. All these looks are super inexpensive and easy to put together (even with other colors). I start this series off  With this sweater dress.

This item can be worn as a dress or a sweater. I paired it with some pattern stocking and black sorts ( underneath). I added some lace up boots to bring this look together. This look can be easily done with an over sized sweater, some leggings and tall boots.

To add some of my on personal style i threw on this leopard belt and an off color ( off being that it doesn’t “match”) purse.This is one of my favorite comfortable fall looks.

Fall Collaboration

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.

Virgo Season

As some of you know my birthday was last week. This year was a bit different, since I was in a new state and the weather was not favorable.  With that being said I still did what I could to celebrate. Birthdays are important to me. It’s another year with memories, trials and tribulations, lessons and achievements. Getting older is a blessing to me.I get to continue to live life and learn from the many things and people I experience.

Of course fashion is a big deal for my birthday. It seems the older I get the harder it is for me to pick out a great birthday outfit. This year I didn’t have any WHOA pieces but I liked my all over looks.  Here they are.I hate that I didn’t get a full picture of my casual look on the Friday prior to my bday but I loved my head wrap.Sunday I went super casual with some distressed jeans from Justfab, They have a great selection of jeans that fit amazing. I paired it with my team’s sweat shirt and denim pumps from Shoedazzle.On my actual birthday  ( Tuesday) I wore this blue dress from Fashion Nova, I will say if you have thighs size up.The Friday after my Birthday I decided to throw on this  Velvet number from ShoedazzleOn my final bday outing  on Saturday, I wore this super sexy dress with a high spilt from Fashion nova and booties from Justfab.

My latest appreciation for flats.

Many that know me know how much I live in heels. For a while one could not find me outside of the house in flats. As I’ve gotten older and more practical (lol) I realize that flats are a must in some instances.  

I often though flats were ugly and did nothing for an outfit, but as I’ve begun my search of finding flats that suit me, I realized that my thinking was flawed. I began to find some flats that were not only cute but that fit my personal style.

Don’t get me wrong I am still a heels type of girl but instead of wearing heels 99% of the time, I wear them more like 89% of the time. Lol

Here’s a look I wore styles with flat sandals.

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I paired my sandals with one of my $5 finds from none only than dollar general.

I purchased these cute blue flats from Here. Justfab and Shoedazzle are my go to places for most of my shoes.

Happy 4th of July.

Today all I want to do is eat some ribs and chicken. I know that there have been a lot of suffering for black ppl but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a day of eating and being with friends and family.

I’m American and while I know that I’m not very proud of this country right now I celebrate its independence by eating and being with friends and family. Any reason to do these 2 things I am here for. Lol. Happy 4th of July everyone.

For my outfit I wanted to be relaxed and comfy (needed to make sure I would be fine after eating. Lol) but still stylish and to not break the bank. 

Outfit deets:

Tee: Here– 2.98

Jeans: Here -7.98 I distressed the jeans myself. It’s pretty easy to do!

Shoes: Here– 39.95

Total: 50.91

Black and Beautiful 

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.

Shoes Here. 

High Waisted!

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.

Spring Has Sprung

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?

Dress Up!

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.

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Outfit Deets:

Sleveless Jacket:Similar

Skirt: Here

Shoes: Here

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Vintage Jacket and Paper Bag Pants

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. Image13

 

My Fit:

Jacket: thrifted vintage

Tee: from Curlskinksfashion ( the website is currently down) similar

Pants: similar

shoes: here

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