Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winter Blocking

Just wanted to show ya'll what I wore today to work! Unfortunately my FAVE beaded necklace broke, you can kind of tell here. Almost had a meltdown but hopefully these last few strands will hold it together until I can get another.

This is actually a mini red shirt dress from Forever21+ tucked into one of their skirts. I finally got to break out my new Steve Madden booties! They're pretty comfy, and immediately jazz up an otherwise ordinary outfit. If only I had thrown on a little lip color...

2012 is almost over. Did you make the most of the time you were given?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Casual Cool

I went to a Mary Kay event last night with a friend and decided to wear something casual yet cool. These dipped hem tunics from ASOS Curve have been a blessing in disguise! I can throw them on over dresses, skirts, leggings and jeans. Just add some trendy jewelry pieces and shoes and you've got an outfit that looks classic yet fashion forward.

Tunic: ASOS Curve//Jeggings and Bracelets: F21+//Watch and Necklace: New York and Co.//Leopard Smoking Slippers: Target//Earrings: Nordstrom Rack

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wearing White After Labor Day

Yep I did it.

In case you haven't noticed, I don't follow fashion rules. I do what I want. Seriously. So when a cold front blew in to town, I definitely wanted to break out my favorite brown boots for the day. They've been through a LOT with me in the span of a year!

I purchased this dress from ASOS Curve in the early summer and wore it to work where I received many compliments. Seeing as how 1.) It's a creamy white color and 2.) It has horizontal stripes, I'd say I struck gold with this purchase. I wound up buying an ASOS Maternity** dress with a similar vibe, only it's navy blue with bright yellow stripes and a gold zipper in the back.

**I AM NOT PREGNANT, I AM NOT PREGNANT, NO I'M NOT PREGNANT.** (I just liked the colors used in the dress and decided to give it a go. You can't even tell it's made for someone with child.)

I paired it with my trusty knit open vest from New York and Co., ruched leggings from Torrid and my fave boots. Since I wear an identification lanyard at work, I decided no necklace and instead wore 2 bracelets and my gunmetal watch from NY and Co. My hair is growing like weeds, compare these pics to the ones from this time last year. Crazy!

Anyone else breaking fashion rules left and right? I know I'll continue to!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tell me the truth boy am I losing you for good?

I have been obsessing over Solange's new song, "Losing You". The beat, the lyrics, the FASHION, her hair, everything! Anyway, I have been swamped! I got not one but two new jobs since my last post and have been figuring out how to balance everything. Once I sit down and have time to upload my latest outfit looks I will. My hair has also been growing like weeds! If anyone wants to hear about my hair care regimen, let me know.

And now, I leave you with this...

Friday, August 24, 2012


I have been on the hunt for colored skinny jeans for MONTHS and I have finally found some! I bought 2 pairs from Overstock, but throughout the day they stretchede almost up another size. Surprisingly, the ones I bought this time were from Forever21. Their jeans are hit and miss for me; sometimes they're almost a size too small, too short, too big and then occasionally, just right. I took a gamble and bought 7 pairs (I know, I know!) online so I could test out two different styles in different colors. According to some of the reviews, depending on which color you purchased would depend on the fit. Crazy right? I wound up returning 2 colors but the rest fit me pretty great. I love pairing them with either neutral tops or tops in the same color family for a slightly monochromatic feel. You can check out the ones I have here and here. Happy shopping!

P.S. Has anyone tried the ASOS Curve skinny jeans? I want the purple and green ones but I'm scared they'll either be super tight or super huge. I tried their chinos last year and they were ginormous on me in my usual jean size! Let me know your experience.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Star Light, Star Bright

Hey ladies

Ever picked out an outfit the night before work, woke up, hated it, spent 20 minutes ripping through your closet, only to return back to the original outfit and notice how good it actually looks?

Me neither.

Top: Dorothy Perkins//Skirt and Bangles: Forever21//Leggings and Sandals: Target

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Left Side Drive

Most of my friends know I looooove all things Solange Knowles. I've been rocking with her since she was a backup dancer for Destiny's Child. The above title is one of my favorite songs ever in life that she released around this time last year on the internet. It's my current ringtone and played repeatedly in my car. Anyone else a fan?

I've been steady snapping pictures of myself in outfits over the last few weeks, in between work, my friends graduations, family time and life in general. I've said this before but I use my phone's camera 10 times out of 10 because my regular camera doesn't take pictures quite as well. Hopefully I can scrounge up some moolah and purchase a more professional one. Below you'll find a compilation of my outfits from April. The last ones are from a trip I took to Florida the last weekend of April/beginning of May. And I'm happy to say that my hair is getting longer! I've been sticking to a routine and am reaping the benefits. Anyway, hope everyone is doing well!

Chambray Button Down: Old Navy//Grey T-Shirt and Bracelets: F21//Leopard Maxi Skirt: BCBG//

Grey Striped Top and Mixed Metal Necklace: F21//Sheer Polka Dot Skirt: ASOS Curve

Grey Hi-Low Top: ASOS Curve//Mint Dress, Leggings, Belt and Boots: Target//Gold Tassel Necklace: F21

Chambray Top: Old Navy//Floral Print Dress: ASOS Curve//Leggings, Knit Beret, Belt and Boots: Target (notice my fake smile lol?)

This is similar to the above 2 outfits. I just wore my Tribal Print Skirt from F21 and changed my nail color :) Oh, and switched necklaces. This one is from Target.

Dress, Belt and Colorblock Wedges: Target//Denim Vest: Old Navy//

Friday, March 30, 2012

Lace + Sheer

Lace used to be such a taboo fabric to wear in public. Now, it's used for blouses, red carpet dresses, leggings and even shoes! I bought this lace top from F21 late last year. I should've bought it a size smaller but belting it helps to make it fit better. I decided to pair it with my maxi skirt from F21 as well; the more "affordable" version of my BCBG one. I have been wanting to incorpate scaves and head wraps in my daily wardrobe and picked up 2 scarves from Target. One is this black one, and the other is a black and white printed one. I was running late for work and just decided to tie it in a bow the way I had seen Taren916 on youtube tie one up. Anyone else into turbans, scarves and head wraps?

P.S. June Ambrose is a BOSS when it comes to turbans!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dorothy Perkins final review

I have come to the conclusion that Dorothy Perkins wants every paycheck I will ever get. I'm still able to find the same trendy pieces cut in my size. The prices are a little higher but it's sooo worth it. I have so much to choose from, it's overwhelming! I spend more money online at ASOS and Dorothy Perkins than I do at Forever21, Torrid, Target, Lane Bryant, and other U.S. based places.
I love my Dorothy Perkins pieces! I have paired them with skinny jeans, skirts, leggings you name it. The colors are rich and vibrant! The quality is top notch. I have a nude colored deconstructed blazer as well but don't have a pic of me in it. I threw it over a couple dresses but didn't take any pictures. I will say that I am able to order a size down in their merchandise because they are cut very generously. I have yet to try a dress, skirts or pants but plan to in the future. Has anyone tried their bottoms? Are they true to size?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Maxinista 2

Hello lovelies! Just wanted to quickly show how I wore the leopard print version of my BCBG maxi skirt. I paired it with one of my new tops from Dorothy Perkins. I love mixing leopard with bright colors, it just seems to pop even more! :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I recently bought 2 BCBG maxi pleated skirts from my job. One is black and the other is leopard print (ya'll know I LOOOOOOVE leopard print!) I wore the black one and decided to pair it with a men's v-neck, my "vintage" Old Navy denim vest and my trusty purple boots. I received a lot of compliments on the ensemble from my co-workers and had to stop myself from spinning around to let the skirt flow lol. I also wore it with a simple grey tee from Forever21, my signature top knot (for protective styling!) and tons of accessories. I tried out some lipstick as well. This is one of those times I truly enjoy being tall because I can pull off these super long skirts with ease. I'll put up a post about the leopard print version.