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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

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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

Winter Neutrals

January 26, 2020

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Have you ever tried to style an outfit using solely neutral colors? Neutrals are sometimes seen as dull and boring but really are the complete opposite. Colors like grey, tan, beige and more are considered neutrals and are typically paired with other bolder colors and prints. However, when you pair them together, they can really make a chic, cohesive look. One of the great things about neutral tones is that they can be mixed and matched very easily. So, I wanted to style my own take on a Winter Neutrals outfit.

Wide Calf Boots

A Winter wardrobe essential is a great pair of boots. If you have wide calves like me, that can be a somewhat difficult task. There aren’t nearly as many options for wide calves, fashionable boots out there Luckily, I stumbled upon these beautiful camel colored, suede boots on Simply Be’s site. The site lists the calf circumference per size, which is super helpful because not all wide calf boots are created equal. I got them in the mail and they fit perfectly. I highly recommend!

Mixing Winter Neutrals

As I mentioned earlier, mixing neutrals to make your own look is very simple. Really, you can’t go wrong. The colors are more muted so essentially, any combination can work. I have always loved the grey and brown blend since I first encountered it in fashion. So of course when I got my own opportunity to style these colors, I took full advantage.

Shop my full look below!

Outfit Details:

Top: Target | Skirt: Torrid (sold out). Similar here and here | Boots: Simply Be*| Bag: Sole Society (old)

*BOOT FIT NOTES: Simply Be boots are offered in various calf sizes as well as shoe widths. If you click on “Size Guide” and make sure you are on the “Find You Calf Width” tab, you will see all of the measurements per size. The only options for this particular shoe are Standard & Super Curvy, EEE and E. From the size guide, select your shoe size in either the E or EEE to see the calf widths. I based my decision on calf width only (Standard or Super Curvy) because that matters the most for boots. My calves measure at about 19.5 inches so I ordered a size 10 E in the Super Curvy.

Photographer: Steve Suavemente