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Monday, January 9, 2017

Burgundy + Fur + Life Update


When I was preparing for the Holidays I had no idea what was to come. On Christmas Day, my biological Father passed away as well well as my Aunt. These two in addition to the fact that I lost my Stepdad six months ago.........2016 was a tough tough year for me. It reflected in my blogging consistency, and every other facet of my life. Thank you guys so much for bearing with me through 2016.

2016 had some amazing moments, but the tragedies almost overshadowed the memories I made. I'm hoping and looking forward to a better year this year all around. I want to be a better wife, daughter, sister, friend, and blogger. I want to live a life filled with more purpose than ever before because I've lost so much that was dear to me.  There is so much I want to work on in this year but I am going to implement small changes and let it have a snowball effect to bring about big changes....mentally, physically, and spiritually. I sincerely hope that any of you going through similar life changes have a blessed and prosperous 2017. All we can do is take it one day at a time.

Now on to the look....this dress was sent to me from Eshakti and I adore the color. Since I've been a redhead for a few months now I thought it was a perfect compliment. The best thing is the pockets! Who doesn't love dresses with pockets? The fabric is heavy but the only con for me is that it wrinkles easily. I love the wrap style because it flatters the fuller sized body and I love the fact that you can customize the sleeves. I requested a 3/4 length so that I can wear this dress in every season.The biggest plus is that it doesn't drag the ground (I'm only 5'2) but for my taller ladies you guys can also customize the length as well.

My favorite part of this look is the gorgeous faux fur stole. I have never had a black one and I feel like this one is so versatile!! It comes in a cream color too. It was VERY warm because we have had some unusually cold weather here in MS. If you are needing a faux fur stole that keeps you warm and looks luxurious this is the ONE. The photos do it NO justice it's even more gorgeous in person! The clutch is old but classic.

Dress- c/o Eshakti (Get It Here)
Faux Fur Stole- c/o Chic and Curvy (Get It Here)
Clutch- Old (Similar Here)

Until Next Time,

Monday, November 28, 2016

Shreds and Sequins- Thanksgiving Recap

On Thanksgiving, once again I was responsible for all of the cooking and baking. My Husband is VERY picky so to keep down confusion I just cooked everything. Needless to say after 2 days of almost nonstop and baking....when it was actually time to eat, my only objective was comfort. I also wanted something flowy because I knew I was going to be super full and didn't want to be tugging at my clothes all day.

I decided to rock this netted top from Chic and Curvy. It was very easy to throw on and wear.....the shredded details gave it a little pizzazz unlike regular kimonos......I decided to rock some leopard flats...and a sequin bag to make it a little more festive. I was very chic and comfortable all day and got tons of compliments. If you are looking for a flowy top for the Holidays make sure you get this one. It comes in different colors too!!! At the time I got this it also came in Olive and Off White. It's a MUST HAVE.

Leggings- Old 
Flats- Lane Bryant (old) 
Bag- Aldo (old) 

Until Next Time,

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Leopard Skater Skirt

It's been over 6 months since I've blogged a look. I had no intention on staying away this long but life got in the way. One week turned into one month and before I knew it, it had been forever and I was debating on quitting my blog altogether. One of my readers found me on fb and told me how much she missed the blog. Sometimes as bloggers we don't realize how many people we may impact and I definitely want to continue to inspire other women. I definitely won't stay gone another 6 months that's for sure. Thank you to that one special reader that made my day and inspired me to continue blogging.

I just wanted to come today and show you guys my absolute FAVORITE skater skirt of the moment. I love leopard period any time of the year but something about Fall makes me want to bring out all the leopard. I especially love mustard yellow and leopard together. For this look I kept it super simple and paired a black top, a super simple belt,  and a yellow clutch with this skirt.

Fit Details: I'm only 5'2 so I love the length of this skirt. It stops right below my knee. It's not too long for my frame and not too short. The skirt is a pull on skirt with a hidden side zipper. The middle part of the skirt fits on the tighter side, I guess so that the skirt won't fall down. The material is soft and flowy and the skirt fits true to size. I feel that this skirt is versatile and can go from the office, to the weekend, to date night. 

Top- City Chic (old) 
Skirt - Ashley Stewart (Click Here to Purchase)
Clutch- Old (Similar Here

Until Next Time, 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Beyonce Lemonade Inspired Dress- Plus Size

Hey Guys!!!

Remember when the Beyonce Lemonade Video first came out? I was almost as enamored with her outfit changes as much as I was impressed by the versatility of the music on this album. One of my FAVORITE looks from that video was the yellow dress Beyonce wore when she was walking the streets....bashing car windows in after reeling from the heartbreak of her man cheating.

It was everything to me!!! So when I saw the dress below It almost immediately put me in the mind of the "Lemonade" dress. 

You can get this dress now on Eloquii for 59.00 using the code Hurry. Click Here to Purchase.

Until Next Time,

Monday, July 18, 2016

Amber Riley - All the Deets

Hey guys!!!

I posted a picture of Amber Riley on my facebook fan page looking all kinds of fab!!!! Several of you contacted me to get the deets on her look so I did some research and got the info for you guys!!!! 

Amber was styled by @themrbradshaw for this shoot that was done by Lance Gross. Her bralette is from her own personal collection and the sheer skirt is the "Ashley" skirt from No Filter Boutique. You can click here to purchase. I have a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for birthday looks and deets!!!

Until Next Time 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

MAC x 15 Custom Palette

Last Summer, I started incorporating a few beauty posts here and there on the blog. Aside from fashion, I am a makeup enthusiast and I love love love lipstick and eyeshadows. I will start posting a few of my purchases and beauty looks on the blog for those of you who may be interested. This MAC X 15 Palette is my latest obsession.

Some of you may know and for the ones who don't, MAC had reduced the price of their refill pans to $6.00. I was totally geeked about and have been building custom MAC Palettes for work, travel, etc as it will be so much easier to transport than my normal clam-shell packaged MAC shadows. I am in love with this palette and the total cost was less than 100 bucks to get colors I truly love.

I know there are pre-made palettes out there that are much cheaper, but for me, a lot of times with pre-made palettes I only like a few colors and never use the rest. With these I know that I will get full use out of every color and I can replace them when they hit pan. I can't wait to share more custom palettes in the future and also more beauty purchases.

Here are the colors I chose:

Top row left to right: soft brown, sushi flower, paradisco, cranberry, beauty marked
Middle row left to right: bronze, passionate, coral, sketch, carbon
Bottom row left to right: satin taupe, handwritten, fig 1, deep damson , black tied

Until Next Time, 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ColorBlocked Kimono

While Maxis are a serious staple for me any time of year, Kimonos are coming in at 2nd place for my favorite thing to wear. These days my style is so chill. I love a get up and go look that is no fuss but still makes a statement. For this look I shopped my closet for all of these pieces.  This Kimono embodies everything about my everyday style. While my style continues to evolve to more simple and practical looks, my love for color will remain forever.

I purchased this Kimono a few Months ago for my cruise to Mexico and have been wearing it nonstop since. If you follow me on Instagram I'm sure you've seen it from my cruise photos but I had yet to actually blog a look in it so I decided to take some time to shoot a few pics for the blog on my way to a Jazz Festival here in my city. I'm a music lover and I try to attend as many music events in or around my city as I can fit into my schedule.

Kimono- Fashion to Figure (sold out)
Black Top- Ashley Stewart (last summer) 
Jeans- JCPenney 
Flats- Lane Bryant 
Bag- Justfab 

Until Next Time,