January 30th, 2015
Rompers are probably one of my favorite things to wear just because they are so easy to keep up with. After all it is only one piece, which makes it way more comfortable and simple to dress up or down. I bought this romper last year from Express. I think it cost me around $50.00. I searched around on the internet and have also found alternative rompers that are almost identical to this one, I will link that below (cheaper too). The actual romper does not include the belt. I added it to accentuate my figure a little more. I purchased this one in store from BeBe. I am not sure if they offer it online but it was kind of expensive ranging from $45.00-$50.00. There are also chapter alternatives on Amazon, I will also link that below. Now for the best part! Shoes!!! These shoes were soooooo cheap. I got them on sale from Target for $13.00! Best deal ever. They are by Sam and Libby for Target.
A little history lesson about Sam and Libby, these are awesome shoes. Sam and Libby used to be sold in department stores, they have always had great quality shoes. I am so excited that they are now being sold in Target because they are much more accessible. Target online has a great selection of Sam and Libby products, I totally suggest that you check them out.
As for my earrings, I don’t know why I cannot get away from gold hoops. I literally wear them all the time when I go out. They’re just my favorite. These gold hoops are just a simple cheap pair from Forever21.
Hope you all have a great weekend and stay warm! Thanks for viewing!
WHERE TO GET IT:
Burgundy Romper: Check it out
Gold Plated Belt: Amazon
Shoes: Sam and Libby for Target
January 26th, 2015
Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great Monday. It is not the most beautiful day here in Charlotte today (overcast) but I am trying to make the best of it. I am so ready of summer and lots of sunshine. I feel like it the past few weeks it has been cloudy almost everyday. The one day that it was not cloudy I actually got some pictures. Over the weekend I went to visit Clemson University and we had a lot of sunshine. This is one of the outfits that I brought along with me. My top is a basic black flowy v-neck. I purchased this from my local Marshalls for $16.99. The jeans that I am wearing are from Forever21 and they cost me around $27.00. I love these distressed jeans because the material is really soft which makes them a lot easier to maneuver around in. I often find myself soooo uncomfortable in jeans so these are a nice alternative.
The boots I am wearing are my good ole Timberlands. I find it pretty funny that I am into these right now. My style has changed so much and I’m finding myself picking comfort over torturous heels more often. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of shoes. These are a little more on the pricey side but I promise you they are worth it. They literally match everything and they last forever. I purchased mine off of Amazon for around $145.00.
As for my bag, this is my favorite bag right now. This is the Jet Set Travel Camouflage Saffiano Leather Tote. This bag was a gift to me for my birthday but the price for this bag really ranges all over. Mine was purchased for $170 but I have seen them go for up to $225. This bag fits so much and is great for traveling. I use this bag as a more casual day bag when I need to carry stuff around but not dress up. The Jet Set Travel bags really are worth the price and I recommend them to anyone who is interested in them.
As for the rest of my outfit, my sunglasses are from Versona Accessories purchased for $12.00 and my earrings are just plain gold hoops from Forever21.
For my next post I was thinking about doing a post about caring for your Michael Kors bags. As some of you know I own a few and they are my favorite bags to carry. Please let me know if you would be interested in that type of post.
Thanks again for your support and for the view
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Similar tops: Basic Black Top
Distressed Jeans: Distressed Jeans
Jet Set Travel Bag: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Find your nearest Versona
January 18th, 2015
Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week. The look that I am wearing above was an outfit I wore out yesterday evening for dinner. I just purchased this surplice black top from Forever21 . The front is a silky material and the back of this top is a soft cotton material leaving it extra comfortable. This top cost me around $20. As for my jeans, I purchased these from Pacsun. These jeans are by Bullhead and fit me perfectly. My shoes are also brand new as well, I just bought these from Charlotte Russe for around $40.00 and they are my favorite. I think the brand of these is DollHouse. I have actually been impressed with Charlotte Russe shoes lately. The backs of the shoe also lace up which makes them even more sexy. My bag is from Louis Vuitton and this bag was passed down to me from my grandmother. This bag is called the Pochette canvas monogram bag. I don’t know if Louis Vuitton still makes it but I am sure that you can find it on E-Bay. I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for visiting. Also, I have linked everything I am wearing below
Forever21 TOP: Black Surplice
PacSun Jeans: Ripped Jeans
Charlotte Russe Heels: Strappy Lace Up Heels
Pochette Monogram Louis Vuitton: E-bay
January 5th, 2015
As much as I dislike turtle necks I am kind of obsessed with the one I chose to wear in this post. I purchased this baby blue turtle neck cropped sweater from Forever21 for $25.00. The color is flattering for the winter time and the cool color compliments my pale skin tone at the moment. I can’t wait to pair this sweater with high waisted pants and leggings. The pants that I chose to wear in this post are from H&M. They are pocketless pleather pants and they cost me $18.00. I bought them on sale on the website so I am not sure if they have this exact pair but I know they have tons of pleather pants on the website. My shoes are from Aldo purchased for $60.00 on sale in store and my bag is by Michael Kors. For those who have asked, this bag was bought at an outlet. This bag is the MK Selma made with canvas material. I have not been able to find another bag like this one but I am sure E-Bay has some listed or similar. I love the Selma bags so much, out of all MK bags the Selma is my absolute favorite. They are a lot pricer than the other MK bags but so worth it because of their classic style. I hope everyone is enjoying the new year and thank you for viewing!
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December 31st, 2014
It is still so crazy for me to believe that another year has passed, and what a year it has been! This year has had it’s ups and downs but now it is time to start over with a fresh start.
So for tonight I am heading down town for some New Years events. I will probably hit a few different spots to see whats going on. I chose this short sequin red dress from SimplyDresses.com. I picked red because I usually always stick to black with dresses. I love how this dress really sparkles. It also fits my body like a glove. The detailing is beautiful up close as well. For shoes, I picked these Mia red peep toe ankle strap platforms which I purchased from Miashoes.com for $49.00. These happen to be one of my favorite pairs of shoes. As for my bag, I picked this small black and gold clutch from Aldo for $35.00 to keep my phone and ID in for the night. The clutch also has a useful strap inside. I know you’re probably thinking I am going to freeze my butt off.. which I probably will..but I will end up adding a black trench coat to take on and off throughout the night.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe NYE! I cannot wait for the exciting things 2015 will bring!
December 27th, 2014
I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas. I spent the day with my family watching movies and eating lots of food. Surprisingly, my family does not open gifts on Christmas day. Our family tradition has always been to open gifts on Christmas Eve. This is because my moms side of the family is Japanese. My grandmother who was full Japanese always had us open up our gifts on the night before Christmas. Even though she passed away a few years ago, my family still tries to keep the tradition alive. Usually, we have a giant plate of sushi and other Japanese dishes to share but this year was a little different. We did include the giant plate of sushi but my aunt made other dishes and deserts to share as well. I know that probably sounds so weird but everyone has there own little traditions during the holidays. I am just thankful I was able to spend time with my family. I hope that you all were able to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy your Christmas holiday.
Since I spent my Christmas in pajamas and slippers, I did not have any great outfits to take pictures in. So here is my outfit that I wore the day after the holiday.
I decided to break out my hat for the winter, I usually have a hard time wearing hats like these because I find myself either getting hot or annoyed with it on my head. I do love the way they look though. This hat is from Forever 21 and I think I paid around $15.00 for it. My shirt is from Calvin Klein which I purchased from Sax Fifth Avenue for $65.00. My leggings are thermal fleece leggings bought for me as a gift. Although I have seen these in multiple stores such as Maurice’s, Target, Amazon, etc…they are literally everywhere. I recommend these for anyone who values comfort because they are so warm and easy to lounge in. My bag is by Kate Spade and I have no idea how much it cost. I was given this bag as a Christmas gift. Definitely far from my style but I am in love with it! I never go for a bag this size but I am so glad I was gifted this because it literally holds so much and is so easy to wear. I love the style and color of it, it is a classic bag that I know I will have forever. I am enjoying having to scale down to use this too. I always find myself using a big huge bag and stuffing with with a million things I don’t need causing me to carry around a brick when I go out. As for my jewelry, my bracelets are from BeBe and they cost me $30.00. And saving best for last, I am obsessed with thigh high boots right now and that is exactly what I am wearing. These boots I purchased off of JustFab for $40.00.
Thanks again for viewing and I will have some more posts coming soon. Looking forward to shooting my New Years Eve outfit so be on the look out for it. Also, be sure to check below for links to the products listed.
Hat: Forever21 Hat
Calvin Klein Shirt: SaxFifthAvenue (Bought this a year ago)
Thermal Fleece Leggings: Target
Kate Spade Bag: Click here to find it on E-Bay
Bebe Bracelets: Bebe (Bought these a year ago)
Thursday, December 18th
The new year is right around the corner and it is time to start hunting for those evening outfits. I have created some outfit options from the DailyLook website using their Little Black Dresses options as my inspiration. One thing I love about bringing in the new year is making resolutions to be the best version of yourself that you can be. So why not start with a great new outfit? New Years Eve (NYE) does not always mean you have to wear sparkles and sequins. Personally, I love slim fitted simple and sexy dresses that I can dress up with flashy accessories. Don’t forget to check out DailyLook.com to find your perfect little black dress for NYE.
I am absolutely obsessed with this T-Strap Black Open Back Dress from DailyLook. This option is slim fitting but sexy enough to bring in the new year. I paired this intriguing red Feather Jacket to add some color and warmth to the look. The clutch and heels can also be found on the website. I decided not to pair jewelry with this outfit because I personally like to be more simplistic. Although if you like more accessories, a nice cocktail ring or a pair of stud earrings would also pull the outfit together.
For the second look I chose this Black Bodycon Dress. This dress is so different and will definitely stand out on NYE. Not only does it accentuate your curves but it also shows enough leg to keep the look desirable. I am such a fan of luscious faux fur jackets and this Faux Fur is really a standout. Throwing a faux fur coat on with any outfit can instantly make your look glamorous and this coat does just that. I decided to add a pair of chandelier earrings and sequin high heels to pull together this look giving it a little extra glam. For the final accessory, I chose to add a sparkly clutch. This outfit adds the perfect amount of sexy to your NYE.
I found that DailyLook offers several options to meet each persons individual style. There are so many diverse options that this website offers which makes it a lot more fun to shop. I personally like to stick to a sexy simple look but add glamorous accessories to play up my outfit. I hope that you find DailyLook just as helpful as I did while planning your NYE outfit. Please know that I would never promote anything that I do not personally love myself. You can find all of these products on DailyLook.com. Thanks for reading and please leave me any feedback that you may have.
Hope you all have a safe and happy New Years!
Wednesday, December 17th
I have finally brought back my blog and I am ready to get it back on track. For those of you that do not know, I took some time off to focus my attention on some responsibilities I had going on in my life. I plan on posting regularly and I hope that I hope that you find some kind of inspiration from my posts. Please follows me on Instagram for daily updates and style posts. I hope you stay tuned and thanks for visiting. Also, please leave comments in the comment section. I love all feedback.
Top: Quilted white top from Forever21…$17.99
Pants: Pleather pants from H&M…$29.99
Shoes: Pleather Snakeskin sneakers from H&M… $11.00
Beanie: Black Beanie from Target…$5.00
Be on the look for my next post!
June 23rd, 2014
I finally found a great pair of knee high gladiator sandals.. and guess what! They were only $24.99 from Off Broadway. I decided to go with gold because in the summer I like to get a little bit of a tan and I feel like they just accent everything so much better. I’ve literally worn these sandals like 10 times and I just bought them a week ago. They are also comfortable too. I will say, it may be harder for some people to find the right sizes in these because everyone’s calf size is different. Luckily, these fit me just fine. The floral crop top I am wearing is from Forever 21 and I think it cost me around $9.00. My high waist shorts are from Urban Outfitters and my pale pink kimono is by Julies Boutique which I purchased for $25.00. I really love how these sandals just pulled this outfit together. Please let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks again for viewing!
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June 17th, 2014
So I have just partnered up with Julie’s Boutique as a stylist and intern. Julie’s Boutique is located in the North Carolina area. They have several locations including Gastonia, up town Charlotte, Park Road Shopping Center, and Huntersville. I suggest you check them out if you live near the Charlotte area. Julie’s also owns a sister store called Ivy and Leo which also has many locations such as Columbia SC, Myrtle Beach SC, South Park NC, Wilmington NC, and Raleigh NC.
Julie’s offers super cute clothing options for great prices. The unique thing about this store is that they are a boutique so they offer unique pieces that chain stores are not able to accommodate and the price of their clothing is beyond affordable! I have been shopping at Julie’s as long as I can remember (it’s been around for about 40 years) and it is definitely a shop that I recommend. I would never advertise or talk up a company that I do not believe in myself.
Ivy and Leo (the sister store) also offers a great amount of cute affordable clothing. This cute shop has been taking over all across Charlotte and has definitely made a name for itself. If you are ever visiting the Charlotte area, definitely consider stopping into one of the locations that I listed above.
I will link below the online stores for both of the companies. Please also note that with any type of specialty boutique the websites are not nearly as stocked as the actual store is. Since I am now interning for the company, I will be taking many pictures for my blog and my other social media accounts. I plan to be able to upload pictures of outfits that I style from the clothing in the stores and give you my honest feedback. I hope that you enjoy this post and thank you for viewing! Please leave comments below or feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
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