Waterfall Blazers : Transitional style for work or play

Hey guys,

Okay, I’ll go ahead and put it out there from the beginning. I am obsessed with this waterfall blazer! I found it on final mark down at H&M for a mere $15 and it has become my favorite blazer. I simply love the way it hangs and the ruche sleeves make it perfect to push up to the elbow. You know when you love an article of clothing, you literally want to wear it all the time, like every day? LOL So here I’m sporting it with an over-sized graphic tee from Express and leather leggings also from H&M. What I love about this look is that it may be perfect for a casual Friday at work but you can also take it straight from the workplace to Happy Hour or a Date Night with a handsome somebody.

In other news, now that we’re on the subject of handsome somebodies..one of my goals this year was to leave the house more and put myself out there in hopes of meeting a special someone or at least get back into the dating scene and meeting people. I mean there is no way to meet a nice gentleman if I don’t leave the house right? Last I checked they didn’t make house calls! So, I’ve had a blast just hanging out a bit more and attending events practically every weekend. You don’t realize how much stress you need to release from the work week until you are out there doing it. Sometimes it’s so much easier to just go home and lay on the couch binge watching your favorite TV shows, it’s also extremely safe! That’s always my go-to but I’ve had to kick myself in the tush and commit to this.  In order to get what we want out of life we have to be willing to take risk don’t we?  So far I haven’t met Mr. Right  BUT I must say the search has still been quite fun.

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Sunglasses – Oxydo

Necklace – Charlotte Russe

Tee- Express

Leather Leggings – H&M

Ankle Boots –  Call It Spring

Brooch – Macy’s

Stud Earrings – Vince Camuto

Bracelets – Forever 21

Watch – Local Jeweler

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Chambray Dress + Ankle Boots

Hey guys,

I want to say Happy Monday, but I have a snarl on my face right now LMAO!! As I have to un-glue myself from my mattress every Monday morning to begrudgingly start the work week, I hope it goes by faster than last week did! The weekend was fairly nice, Friday I met up with a friend of mine I haven’t seen in a long while! She has married and had a child since last we hung out and is trying to get her ‘girl’ time back on track. It’s so important not to lose your own sense of identify when you take on the additional hats of ‘wife’ and ‘mom’. We all need our time to unwind and hangout with friends. It’s great to have supportive hubbies and other family members that can allow for a day off every now and again. Saturday, I spent some time with another married friend of mine, and finally on Sunday had brunch with my single gal pals. I really had the goal of getting out of the house more this year and I must say, I am keeping up with it 🙂

I’ve wanted a chambray dress for the longest time but I could never seem to find one that I liked. I just happened to be shopping for something specific at Express when I happened to spot this number on the way to the dressing room.  Chambray dresses are pretty versatile, so it wasn’t a bad find at all. I always love the layered look of rocking a moto jacket with a flannel shirt tied to the waist, so being that there was an extra chill in the air in Newport Beach, Cali on this day, I opted for this look. As the weather returns to normal around these parts, I’ll have to find other ways to wear this, probably with some stacked heels, wedges and even sneakers. Hope you guys have an amazing start to your week!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous! 

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Photo Credit: Jewel

The Details

Ankara Headband – Custom Made

Sunglasses – NastyGal

Leather Jacket – Express

Chambray Dress – Express

Double Hoop Earrings – Macy’s

Name plate necklace – Custom Made

Long Necklace – Forever 21

Textured Tights – Bloomingdale’s

Ankle Boots – Lucky Brand

Tote – Aldo

Pompom – Bloomingdale’s

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A Little Mustard on my denim

Hey Friends,

It’s been a pretty laid back weekend.  A few of my friends and I caught the ferry to Pelican Island in Miami and had a great time at a Natural Hair Brunch + Mini Getaway. It was a real good vibes event, with  food, music, poetry, live music, giveaways, art and such. I didn’t even know this little hideaway existed. The breeze on the ferry ride over was amazing! Today’s look features a cute sleeveless blouse and grey denim jeans I picked up at H&M. I paired them with these awesome ankle boots made by Vince Camuto. If you don’t own any Camuto shoes, you really must give them a try…I have a few pairs and the one thing I can say is that they are always super comfortable! The price point on them is always very reasonable. I’ve really fallen in love with grey denim since the fall season and I love the different colors you can wear with it from pastels to darker hues. I just purchased a pair of lighter grey denim jeans from Gap and they fit like a glove. Have an awesome day!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Blouse –  H&M

Jeans – H&M

Ankle Boots – Vince Camuto

Crossbody – COACH

Bangles – Forever 21

Linking with

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All Black & Blue

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Eve!

It’s almost here, the day that people are hustling and bustling in the malls doing last-minute shopping for! The day that all children look forward to because they can’t wait to see what Santa has gotten them. Some of us travel home to family, while others don’t have very far to go! The very thought of Christmas fills our minds and hearts with such warmth and love, it’s the best time of the year even if we burned holes in our pockets trying to put smiles on the faces of our loved ones.  As an adult something always feels extra special about waking up on Christmas morning, it’s like someone put a bit of magic in our hearts, that gets activated on December 25th.  Here’s to hoping that Santa brings you your hearts desire and that your day is filled with love, laughter and peace! Merry Christmas friends! Today’s pics are from one of the rare days in S. Fl where it’s cold enough to actually wear a coat, imagine that!  😉 Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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Photo Credit: Mary D. Russell

Outfit Details:

Hairstyle – Natural Trendsetters

Earrings – Eddie Borgo

Infinity Chevron Print Scarf – Special Order w/ Greek Letters / Similar Style

Coat – Banana Republic / Similar Style

Sheath Dress – H&M / Similar Style

Brooch – Chanel

Charm Bracelet Stack – Forever 21

Rings – Forever 21

Watch – Gifted/ Similar Style

Tights – Asos

Ankle Boots – GoJane.com / Love These!

Cross Body – Nasty Gal / Similar Style

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