Casual Friday

25 Aug

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Sunday: No, it’s not a Friday but it is a Casual Sunday. Well, the pants aren’t really casual but I styled them with casual pieces like the tee and the sneakers. The pants are a more dressy material but I like how they look worn more casual as if they were a pair of sweats. And it doesn’t hurt that they are super-comfy just like a pair of sweats. I was attracted to these pants because of way they open and fall in the front and the layered look of them. Anyone, until next time, hope you enjoy what’s left of the Summer as we get ready for the Fall fashion. God Bless!

Boho Mash-up

19 Aug

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Mixing things up a bit with a somewhat dressy skirt and this Tupac Tee that I DIY’d. And whenever my hair allows me, I throw on a hat with anything! So I would say this look is a Boho mash-up. Just a mixture of pieces that I like as individuals but like even more when styled together! God Bless!

Tee: JCP Men’s Department (old)

Skirt: H&M (clearance)

Gladiators: Steve Madden (very old)

Hand-Me-Downs

11 Aug

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Sunday: This whole ensemble is hand-me-downs from Javar’s closet. As I always say, I love a man’s pair of pants and shirts. And since my son is starting to add to bulk to his frame, I get to choose what I want from his castaways. Before, I would “borrow” a shirt here and there but now I get to actually keep them. I know, like I need more clothes, right! Anyway, that’s not what we’re talking about right now, haha! So to add a feminine touch to these masculine pieces I chose the highest heels I own, sort of (I picked these Alexander McQueen/Lady GaGa-esque shoes up several months back along with a black pair with a contrasting heel). I knew they would require quite the balancing act, but they actually weren’t too bad. I even got my praise and worship on in them without even missing a step or twisting an ankle. And of course,  a nice topper also puts that finishing touch to any outfit. So my point is, you can have on the most basic outfit but it’s those extra things you do with the styling that makes the difference. Until next, thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Shirt: Old Navy (Men’s Department)

Shorts: Arizona (JCP-Men’s Department)

Shoes: Fahrenheit (Rugged Wearhouse)

Brights and White

5 Aug

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Sunday: I love an all white ensemble in the Summertime. It just makes the wearer’s skin glow especially if you have a tan (or a God-given tan that us brown people carry all year round, lol). Another thing is that it gives off a real clean, polished look no matter if you’re wearing something a bit more dressy or even if it is more casual like a pair of white jeans. But of course I couldn’t just leave it as an all white look. I had to add a pop of color with my footwear. I just can’t have a monochromatic outfit without adding something else to it. I usually love the monochrome look when I see it on other people but for myself, I feel that I need something else. That’s just my personal style! That’s what personal style is all about. Doing what feels right to you no matter what others might do or say. Express yourself how you like through fashion! Until next time, God Bless!

Dress: Worthington (JCP)

Shoes: Shoe Show

Casual Summer Style

2 Aug

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Saturday: Just an easy casual outfit for a Summer day! A pair of denim cutoffs are a Summer staple and so easy to throw on no matter what kind of look you’re going for. I love them with this slouchy, lightweight tank. To dress things up a little I threw on these leopard print heels. Heels can dress up any outfit no matter if it is leisure wear, athletic wear or casual denim. If you know me, you know that I’ve worn heels with all of the above at some point. And of course, I had to rock one of my favorite hats! Do you a Summer go-to piece? Hope you had a great weekend! God Bless!

Tank: H&M

Cutoffs: Levi (Urban Outfitters)-old

Shoes: DEB Shop (now out of business)

Black Lily

19 Jul

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Sunday: I finally decided to wear one of the several maxi skirts that I purchased at the beginning of Spring. I love that this one is super long and that I need to wear very high platforms in order for it to not drag the ground. That could be a good thing and a bad thing. The bad thing about it is that I will never be able to wear this skirt with flats. Anyway, I love a lily so the black lily print just gives the skirt a more mysterious feel. Just styled it with a simple black tank to let the skirt be the main attraction and not have to compete with a fussy top. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to talk about the body chain/choker combo. I purchased a few different body chains over the last couple years or so but just haven’t felt inspired to wear them until today. I like this one, a more edgy, choker neck chain/body chain combo. I like that it’s an unexpected touch to such a whimsical look. What’s a trendy accessory that you’ve tried recently? Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Tank: H&M (old)

Maxi Skirt: BCF

Platforms: ? (Piperlime.com)

Body Chain: Mandee’s (I think)

Wide Brims and Cons

18 Jul

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I wanted to style this classic shaped sheath dress in an unexpected way so decided on these hi-top converse and my wide brim hat. I also like the look of the bandana under the hat which I did for functional reasons because I buy most of my hats extra large to accommodate my big natural hair that I wear the majority of the time, so it fits a bit loose with these braids. Anyway, the whole ensemble was pretty comfortable for the day’s event, my nephew’s graduation party/BBQ. Did I say how proud (not boastful, but Godly proud) I am of him for graduating from college with a BA in Science. He has already been blessed with a position to teach History for 8th grade. God is so awesome! Nowadays it’s very rare for a new grad to finish school and get a job a month later. But that’s how God works for those who are faithful to Him. He gives us the desires of our heart! He is going to be a great role model to those kids and a great teacher! I digress! It’s just sometimes you gotta let people know that God is still doing great things and answering prayers. Hope you’re enjoying your Summer! God Bless!

Dress: JCP

Converse: ?? (super old)

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