Summer is all about keeping cool. DRESS for the occassion!

I have this obsession with dresses. I always feel super sexy in one, no matter the style. I’ve always loved dresses. They have been a staple of my wardrobe for years. I think the best thing about dresses is that it is one piece. So easy and simply, find the right shoes and you’re good to go. In the summer it is essential for me to find the easiest things to throw on. My patience with this heat is thin, lol.  The best thing about a dress is the ease of it.

 

Recently I added these two beauties to the list. They are of similar style but different flair. This white dress with the black and white off the shoulder look is so comfortable. I love how easy flowing this dress is. This dress will be in my top 5 dresses for the summer. It is fun, cute and easy to style. you can find it at Amiclubwear.com. 

The shoes can be found at Justfab.com

A similar bag from the same seller can be found Lovecortnie.com Now… the style of these dresses aren’t my everyday go to . So I was a bit nervous, but if you read my last post you will see that, I wanted to take a chance on my fashion this summer. I have been really boring with my fashion choices and I wanted to get back to the old me, The girl that went outside the box a bit. I enjoyed this dress a lot, it has a lot of layers. It is off the shoulder ( of course) , but it also is Asymmetrical on the bottom and is lace. This dress is the perfect LBD it can be found Amiclubwear.com

similar shoes can be found at Shoedazzle.com

The bag can be found http://lovecortnie.com/clutches/

The off the shoulder look is something I rocked years ago but wasn’t quite sure if I could work it now. I paired both of these dresses with bright shoes to accent the style. I must say I was quite happy with the end result.

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Brunching In Black

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).

Shoes:Shoedazzle  (Similar)

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.

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.