Check On It…

Happy Monday everyone! I know I’ve been MIA for a while and it’s mostly because my life was in shambles. I needed to close for spiritual maintenance (yes that is a thing) after losing both of my grandmother’s back to back. Now that my favorite season is approaching I’m feeling inspired again and I wanted to start off with this gingham look.

Checked prints like gingham, plaid, houndstooth, and the Prince of Wales check for my U.K. people are huge for this Fall/Winter season and I love it. Checked prints are pretty classic so paring them with a slogan tshirt which are currently trending as well is a good way to mix it up. Gingham in particular has been trending for a while now and I finally decided to try it out with this H&M ruffle mini skirt. My shirt is from Zara and my boots are last season Public Desire.

Have a great day!

Tees & Trousers..

I am currently obsessed with pants in all colors, cuts, and prints. I’ve been in a style rut lately but a cool pair of pants always make me feel put together. I found these red J.Crew pants at the thrift store ( of course) and I had to have them!

I love mixing more classic clean cut items with something like a graphic tee to give it a little more edge, and Debbie Harry is the queen of edgy so it was the perfect union. My bag is from Foever21 and my shoes are thrifted. I hope you guys are having a great week so far!

  

All Black..

Summer officially starts in a few days but true to form I’m still wearing all black. I know people typically go for lighter and brighter colors when the weather warms up and I do too but black will always be my thing. The trick to wearing all black is to choose breathe-able fabrics such as cotton and linen. I also like to show some skin so I’m not completely covered up and my outfit makes sense for the weather.

Adding pops of color or a print breaks up the monotony of an all black outfit in general. My heels are from the first Juneambrose collection for HSN that was released a couple of years ago. The heel has this beautiful peacock print that I’m obsessed with, and I played up the green and blue tones with my green clutch.

  

I could have gone a step further and added some jewelry in the same color family but I haven’t been into jewelry recently. But knowing me that will change really soon and I’ll be walking around looking like a human accessories closet.

Happy Sunday!

Outfit Details.

Top – H&M

Skirt – BooHoo

Clutch – Thrifted

Shoes – Juneambrose for HSN (old)

It’s All About Personal Style…

These days everyone is a self proclaimed “fashionista” and what you wear is often the topic of discussion. There are those who dress effortlessly, those who dress like Kardashian clones and those who have no clue how to put an outfit together. Fashion and personal style are two totally different things in my opinion, you can wear an outfit that’s straight off of the mannequin and that’s fashion. But personal style is a feeling, a vibe, a mood, or whatever you want to call it. It shows off our personality and let’s people know who we are without saying a word. When it comes to my own personal style I can never put myself in a box, I dress solely based on my mood and that changes everyday. I am inspired by music, movies, celebrities, bloggers, art, colors, and the list goes on. I know a lot of people struggle with finding their own personal style so I have a few tips that may help.

1). Find Inspiration. The first thing you need to do is find out what you’re drawn to as far as color, cut, prints, silhouette, or even a decade such as the 80’s ( which is a personal favorite). Whatever it is save examples from magazines or online that way you can refer to them when you go shopping.

2) Experiment. You’re never going to know what you like until you try it. If you want to try a certain trend go for it! I personally shop for more trendy pieces at stores like H&M, Zara, and Forever21 because it allows you to experiment without breaking the bank. Trends are short lived and you won’t feel bad when certain things go out of style because you didn’t spend an arm and a leg on something like a neon ruffled skirt with a dramatic bow. The worst that could happen when experimenting is that you discover what you don’t like which might actually be a blessing in disguise.

3) BE YOURSELF!  I cannot stress this enough. I get so bored of seeing everyone looking the same. Where’s the originality? More importantly where is the fun?! Fashion is supposed to be fun and a representation of who you are. Now if you’re someone who only wears neutrals or all black that’s fine, do your thing. But if you really love colors or prints or platform heels, wear that shit and do it with pride! We have one life to live might as well wear what makes you happy.

As for what I’m wearing my top is H&M, my jeans are Levi’s that I  thrifted for $5, my shoes are Ralph Lauren which were also thrifted for $12 (score!). They gave me all the Carrie Bradshaw feels so I had to have them and they’re super comfortable. My green clutch was also another thrifted gem. Happy Wednesday!

Countdown to Spring

As the first month of the new year comes to a close I am counting down the days until winter is OVER! I love spring and I’m excited for the new season and the new fashion of course. The weather has been pretty decent in New York so I’m able to show a little leg without freezing! I’m obsessed with these new metallic thigh high fishnet socks from the Rihanna X Stance holiday collection so I’ll probably be wearing these a lot more.

I hope you all are still working towards achieving the goals you set for this year, I know I am! Let’s make this week a positive one. Happy Sunday!

DIY Uneven Hem Jeans

I have always been a DIY kinda girl, my first project was a pair of jeans  I decorated with fabric paint in the 6th grade. Now you couldn’t tell me these jeans weren’t a masterpiece! I went all Picasso drawing flowers, paw prints, hearts, and my name on these jeans and to my surprise the other kids liked them too.

Fast forward to 2017 where frayed and uneven hem denim looks are trending, we all know trendy denim styles can be expensive but this is one look that you can get for free. I’ve been wanting a pair of uneven hem jeans for a while now but I decided to test out the look before I bought a pair. These jeans were in a pile on their way to being donated but I decided to breathe a little fresh air into them and I love the way they turned out! All you need is a pair of denim (preferably straight leg), a scissors, and a tweezer.

Step 1: Pick a pair of jeans you are willing to experiment on.

Step 2: Mark off desired length. I just rolled mine up to wear I wanted to cut it.

Step 3: Cut the jeans straight across. Be sure to try them on in case you want to adjust the length then cut again if you need to.

Step 4: Mark off how high you want the front part of you jean to be, then cut out a box. You may also want to try the jeans on again for adjustments after this step as well.

Step 5: Use a tweezer to pull individual pieces and give the denim a frayed look. You can also use a scissors or a knife and run it along the edges to help with distressing (BE CAREFUL). Toss the jeans in the washer and dryer if you want the edges to be more fluffy. This will also happen over time after multiple wears and washes.

Now style as desired and hit the streets!

Happy New Year!

It is finally 2017 and I couldn’t be happier to see what this year has in store! I have so many goals for myself especially when it comes to my blog and creating my brand. I know it won’t be easy but I’ve never been the kind to turn down a challenge so I’m ready for whatever comes my way.

If you can’t tell I love leopard print! This coat is from the brand Wren I  found it at Second Time Around and instantly fell in love. The shoes are DVF which I also got at the same store, leopard print calf hair flats? That’s a no brainer. My outfit is a super basic t-shirt and jeans combo  but this printed coat elevates the look. If you want to play with prints but you aren’t sure how I recommend starting off small, accessories like a belt or bag are an easy way to experiment.

Happy New Year!

Casual Monday’s

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It’s been about a month since my last post and I am not proud of that but to be fair I was feeling very uninspired. I forgot I have to stay consistent and allow myself to grow as a blogger. This is new territory for me and it can be hard not to get ahead of yourself when everything is happening so fast these days. I needed to take a step back and remind myself that I’m doing this for me because it is something that I enjoy doing. And now that this semester is coming to an end I have a lot of things planned for my blog so I’m excited again!

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My outfit today is pretty simple an oversized sweater and some lightly distressed jeans. The heels are a few seasons old from Zara during a sale, I got the last pair and they were my size! This faux fur bag is from NastyGal I’ve had it for years now and I just rediscovered it in my closet. My coat is from Missguided and I’m obsessed with it, I’ve been dying for a oversized pink coat and it was love at first sight. No matter how plain your outfit is just throw a great coat on top and it instantly pulls it together.

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Have a great week everyone!

 

 

 

 

T.G.I.F!

 

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Hey guys! I’ve been a little M.I.A because school has been taking up so much of my time and before I knew it I was 2 weeks behind on my second post. As you can tell my hair is different from the last time, I’m letting the bush be free for a while, and if it isn’t obvious enough I’m the WORST blonde ever!! I haven’t colored my hair in months but there are more important things to talk about like the fact that today is Friday! I’ve actually been wearing sweats all week so today I threw on a dress, a red lip, my leather jacket and instantly felt better. Red lips and a leather jacket make everything cooler in my opinion so they are staples in my makeup collection and my wardrobe. The dress is another old uniform piece from Maje ( I’m sorry I can’t help it!), leather jacket is an old style from ASOS (they always have great options) and my Public Desire boots (again). I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

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