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February 16, 2020


Winter-to-Spring Outfit

While we are still in the midst of Winter, I for one am looking ahead to Spring. I’m ready to lift off some of these layers and incorporate some brighter colors and tones into my wardrobe. So during this Winter to Spring transition, I am starting to incorporate some pieces that I can wear now, but that will also work for the upcoming season. Versatility is key to getting the most use out of your clothing, especially during these in between times. I thought that this look was a great example of just that.

Off-The-Shoulder Sweater

Sweaters are an obvious staple during the Winter season and a must-have in your closet. However, a sweater with a twist not only gives a unique take on a traditional garment, but also opens up your options for styling. This off-the-shoulder sweater is the perfect Winter to Spring piece! The quality is great and is so comfortable to wear. I love how it gives a hint of skin that can really elevate any outfit.

I decided to contrast the deep olive of the sweater with crisp, white denim. White jeans are very Spring-like and really allowed the sweater to pop. To finish off the outfit, a neutral was necessary as not to compete with each of these elements. So a beige fedora with matching booties was the perfect compliment. I cannot tell you how many times that I have worn this fedora because it’s too many to count. It’s just such a great accessory to have to be that finishing touch. Be sure to check out all of the outfit details below!

Outfit Details:

Hat: Amazon | Sweater: Amazon (wearing an XL)| Jeans: Similar here and here | Booties: Madden Girl

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Self Love Day

February 13, 2020


Today is International Self Love Day! I had no idea that there was a international day for self-love but I’m really glad that there is. Valentine’s Day is all about loving that special someone in your life but the most important love is the love of self. So whether you have a Valentine or not, it’s always a great practice to do something nice for yourself.

I’ve teamed up with Walmart on this post. I am really loving the wide variety of clothing that Walmart is offering. They are both trendy and economical (very important when you’re trying to stick to a budget). I also love how they are evolving with each season. I have partnered with Walmart on several posts from Summer to Fall to now Winter. Each look is unique but equally as cute. I’ve listed some of my favorite items below available on the site now.

In the theme of love day (whether self or otherwise), I thought it was appropriate to wear pink or red. I stumbled on this bright pink cardigan that I just loved. It’s still pretty chilly temperatures so cardigans are in constant rotation in my wardrobe. However, I love the vibrancy in the color that really makes me look forward to Spring. I paired it with Sofia Vergara jeans and these sleek clear sandals from Steve Madden. I was pleasantly surprised to see such name brands as Steve Madden on Walmart’s site! Complete with a dozen of the most stunning roses that I bought for myself because I just love fresh flowers, this look fully came together.

Outfit Details:

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Black Girl Magic

February 9, 2020


Black History Month is always a special time of the year for obvious reasons. I always make it a point to do a post that highlights and brings attention to this month. Last year, I did a post where I listed black-owned businesses across different industries that I love and am a frequent customer of. Everything from cosmetics to apparel and beyond was included in the post.

This year, I want to focus on black women in particular. I recently discovered some statistics about black women that just made me so proud to see. It truly embodies the phrase “black girl magic”. I’ve listed that information below.

  • According the to National Center for Education Statistics, Black women are the U.S most educated demographic when you look at the number of associate and bachelor degrees earned
  • According to INC, from 2007 to 2018, women-owned business grew by 58 percent. For black women, that number nearly tripled, growing by 164 percent

Black history is marked with so many amazing black women that have contributed to American history. The list is too great to name. And as you can see with the information given, we are still making remarkable strides across various industries. So this post is a salute to all of the black queens out there. The ones that have defied odds and that are living our ancestors wildest dreams. Keep shining and rocking your crowns!

Happy Black History Month!

Outfit Details:

Head Scarf: Amazon | Top: Amazon (similar) | Skirt: Eloquii (similar) | Shoes: Similar here and here

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Stylish Pleats

February 2, 2020


Although we are still in the midst of Winter, I can’t help but look forward to Spring. I love when the seasons completely shift and a whole new wave of colors, trends and designs emerge. The Winter-to-Spring transition is a pretty significant change in fashion and I am just ready to shake off these Winter blues. The best way to do that is by incorporating Spring-like pieces into your wardrobe that are still suitable for Winter (…well, California Winter that is).

Who doesn’t love a good pleated skirt? They are so flowy and feminine! Not to mention, they are so comfortable to wear. With every step that you take, this garment sways in the wind adding drama to your look. They are also pretty versatile being suitable for both Winter and Spring. You can wear them with sandals as I have done, or rock a pair of boots for the cooler months.

I love this rich olive green color. Since Winter is primarily about dark colored fashion, I decided to go against that by pairing the pleated skirt with a crisp, white blazer worn off the shoulder. And of course, there’s always room for leopard print so a sleek high heel sandal did the trick.

Winter, we appreciate you but it’s time to start making your exit (lol). Shop all of the outfit details below.

Outfit Details:

Blazer: Missguided (similar) | Skirt: Amazon | Shoes: Nine West | Clutch: Amazon

Photographer: Steve Suavemente