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.

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.

Wish list… Shoedazzle edition 

A good purse/bag is hard to find, a good purse/bag that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg is even harder to find. Tristan is the perfect date night purse. Find it here in 6 different colors.
When your 9-5 is similar to mine finding a good pair of flats is important. Noely is the perfect fit. Find her here in 2 different colors.


Overalls have always been a childhood favorite. Shoedazzle has a great pair here. She can be dressed down with shoes like Noely or dressed up with shoes like shirah.


Shirah is a perfect shoe for date night or a night out with your girls and she comes in 3 different colors. Wear her with a LBD or something different. Either way she will stand out. Take a peek at her Here.

Sharlena can be found in 2 different colors Here. She is the perfect denim shoe! Dress her down with a pair of distressed jeans and a tee.

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.

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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Denim And Boots

The best thing about denim is that it can be worn all year long. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. It is one of those materials that transcends through time. I don’t think I will every get tired of denim. The last time I wore this particular denim piece I wore it as a top. On this day I wanted to show some legs and rock these high lace up boots.

Here is what I wore:

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Top/Dress:  Here

Boots: Here

Necklace: Here

Handbag: This bag was a limited edition but here is a similar ones Similar

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Mom and Fashion

Last week my son came home to visit for spring break. His last break we did not get to spend much time together, but this time around we made sure to pick a day to hang out. Being a mom of a young man picking out what you wear can be stressful. While I enjoy fashion I didn’t want to over do it, but I also wanted to be comfortable. Of course before leaving the house I had to get his stamp of approval. He didn’t like my shirt but gave me the OK. Our day out was enjoyable. We went see the movie Race ( it was amazing I suggest everyone go see it), after the movie we went to catch a bite to each. At this moment we caught up on what was going on in both of our lives.

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Black leather moto jacket ( One of my FAVORITE jackets):

Dark shades: Here

Peplum belt:  Similar

Animal print pencil skirt: Here

Red booties: Similar

Over sized handbag: Similiar

And a few of my favorite accessories, Medium sized earring, layered necklaces and Bangles.

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Stairway To Fashion

Sometimes a woman wants to just throw on a dress, put on some makeup, fix up her hair and feel that extra dose of sexy. This dress defiantly helped me feel extra sexy. I feared wearing this dress at first because of the deep V in front of the dress, but once I tried it on I was in love. This little black dress is not for the faint of hearts. you have to be bold and daring to rock this. While this dress is revealing it is comfortable to wear and flattering on many body types.

What I wore:

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Dress: Here

Clutch: ( Alternative) Here

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