Hey everyone, so i am back with another collaboration. I love collaborations because they are fun and they allow you to see other peoples interpretations of the theme. For this collaboration we decided on leather and/ or fur. it s the perfect collaboration for winter. Winter can be so devastating on fashion. Sometimes people are un inspired because the weather can be stifling and draining. Dressing up can change your feelings even if the weather still sucks!
You could choose to style leather, fur or both. I am extra ( lol) so i decided to stye both. Here are the looks that we came up with.
Sara (Her IG) did her thing with this beautiful fur vest and leather pants. I love the red it makes everything POP.
Robin (Her IG)looks cute as usual with her fur jacket!
Carryn (Her IG) looks adorable with her leather skirt and fur vest.
Steph ( Her IG is killing it with this look. I am loving her fur jack and leather pants.
Monica is ROCKING those leather pants. I love this look.
And then there is me. I actually threw this look together at the last minute when i was shooting a few look. My son took this oic and I love it!
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.
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.
Tee: Here– 2.98
Jeans: Here -7.98 I distressed the jeans myself. It’s pretty easy to do!
Shoes: Here– 39.95
Living in the world that we live in people tend to equate fashion with money. That is not the case. I’ve seen some of the worse fashion with high price tags attached to it. I’ve also seen some great fashion that didn’t break the bank. Just because something is inexpensive doesn’t make it cheap. You can find great quality items for a low price. You just have to look.
This weekend I put together an outfit for under $100. This is so easy to do. It’s all about how you put things together.
Dress: dollar general (yes you read correct) $5.00
Shoes: Here – 39.95
Purse: Similar – 24.95
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 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
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:
Handbag: This bag was a limited edition but here is a similar ones Similar
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.
Here is what I wore:
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.
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:
Clutch: ( Alternative) Here
Shoes:( alternative) Here
Stripes can often be a tricky pattern. Sometimes strips can make you appear bigger than you are, sometimes strips can show the imperfection you may want to hide or sometimes they can just be flat out unflattering. Rocking this two pice set was an obstacle for me. I wanted to wear this two piece on my BoyFriends birthday and had always planned it in my head. When I tried it on I did not like it at all, I decided to wear it anyway. To take away from how unflattering it made me I paired it with shoes that were louder that the stripes. I decided on yellow because it paired with the stripes nicely.
Unfortunately because of my necklace there was a harsh glare.
Here is what I wore.
Stripped skirt set: Here
Clutch: This clutch is sold out but here is another yellow clutch Here