Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Black and White | Day to Night

How many times have you had two places to go and not enough time in between? In today's look, I am ready for work and play. Lately, I have been on a blazer kick because it adds a little bit of pizazz and structure to a look. Regardless if it's Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter a blazer can upgrade your look without question. Most of all, a blazer is one of those essential item that will remain timeless in your wardrobe. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful

Blazer | F21
White Lace Tank | NY&C
Black Cropped Pants | Thrifted
Shoes | Justfab.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tar-Jay (Target) Treasure

When everyone is getting ready for the fall and winter season, I am purchasing items for the next summer and spring. Shopping in the off season is the best time to purchase essential pieces for your wardrobe at a super affordable price. No need to worry about staying on trend because essential items will always play a useful role in your wardrobe. In this look today, I am wearing a dress I found on the sales rack at Tar-Jay for $12. I added a cropped blazer to the look to break up the busy pattern in the dress and to give the eye something else to look at. Some stores have already started to drop their prices so keep your eyes peeled for some fabulous finds. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful. 

Printed Dress | Target (similar)
Cropped White Blazer | Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes | Ross

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Flower Flowers Flowers

In today's look, my floral pants got some more showtime! The comfort, cut and look of the pants are so nice...I wished I bought more in different colors. I kept things light and bright on top with a basic white tee and a white blazer to add structure. The jacket really offered a bit of maturity to the floral pants. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful. Listed below are links to similar items.

White Blazer | F21 (similar)
White Shirt | Tar-Jay

Floral Pants | Target (similar)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Double Take Tuesday ~ 02

Have you heard of Janelle Monae? If you haven't, you should check her out! I love her signature style so much, I was inspired to create a similar look. In today's outfit, I remixed my banana cropped pants....the same style in the previous post and paired it my chambray top. The look was finished off with a black belt I used as a bow tie. I really had fun with my style...Did you? Stay Beautiful.

Double Take Tuesday: Having essential pieces in your wardrobe will give you endless option on style ideas. Items that were remixed today was the chambray blouse and banana cropped pants.

Chambray Top | NY&C
Banana Cropped Pants | F21
Purse | Coming Soon [Hit the like button if you like the purse]
Shoes | Ross 


Monday, July 23, 2012

Adding Brightness To Darkness

The dark colors in my closet don't receive much love during the warmer parts of the year,  In today's outfit, instead of pushing it to the side, I embraced the darkness with a pop of brightness to "sumer-fy" my look.
A little pop goes a long way. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Casual Friday

I move to have Casual Friday everyday! Denim is so comfortable and it's one of those items you can dress up or down. Today I had some things to take care of around town and I decided to keep it comfortable and casual. My love for colors pushed me towards my green striped tee and a plum colored cardigan. I paired the two with a pair of dark denim pants. The look was finished off with minimal accessories. Have run with your style and stay beautiful.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flowers Delivered

F21 is a great store to shop for affordable items. However, it can be very overwhelming for those who prefer a more organized layout. In my opinion, they really don’t have a rhyme or reason to the display in the store.  For the sake of sanity, I prefer to shop online in the "Love21" section because it is catered to a more mature style. During my online shopping experience I came across this lovely floral blazer. Floral patterns are on trend this season and I am sure I will transition this blazer right into the fall. Lookout for a bouquet of style ideas with this purchase. Have Fun with your style and stay beautiful. 


Monday, July 16, 2012

Keeping It Simple

How many times have you had to rush out the door on a Monday morning? Today was my day!  I literally got ready in record breaking time. (My husband will deny it….lol)  This morning I relied on simplicity. I selected three essential pieces from my wardrobe and tied it all together with the shoes. I was ready to go in a matter of minutes.  

In the past, I would buy an outfit for a specific event or I would buy things because they look great in the store. In the end, nothing really worked with what I already had……forcing me to shop again. Don’t make the mistake I made. Treat your closet like your refrigerator. Before you go shopping, take a look at what you already have. Make a list of the things you need to avoid buying something that doesn’t work. The key to building an endless wardrobe is to buy items you can style multiple ways. 

Have fun with your style and stay beautiful!   

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Time To Party

The star of this OOTD is the blazer. I recently purchased the item from F21 and I couldn't resist raving about the cut and quality of the piece. This is an essential piece I am sure to wear through the summer and fall. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful! 

Textured Shawl Collar Jacket | F21 29.80