Olive, Black & Nude

Cheers to the weekend friends!

Glad to see you back here in my little Blogland space. Today, I’m keeping it super casual with these uber adorable lace up ballerina flats from Zara. I’ve seen these style flats all over the net and I swear I want them in every color they come in as well as the different finishes. These beauties are a suede material and hence dirty easily given the light color, nevertheless I am so in love with them. In the past I wasn’t a lover of flats but over the last year or so I find myself adding more and more to my collection because they now come in so many awesome styles. Have you gotten yourself a pair of lace up flats as well? What color are yours?  Have an amazing weekend dolls 🙂

P.S. The Firmoo glasses giveaway ends tonight at midnight. Here’s your last shot at submitting your entry! Good luck!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Lace Tank Top – H&M

Shorts – American Eagle Outfitters

Ring – H&M

Bracelet Stack – Forever 21

Watch – Local Jeweler

Ballerina Flats – Zara

Quilted Crossbody – Forever 21

Necklace – Forever 21

Linking With

Lisa – Fashion A La Mode / Robyn – Feel Good Fashion / Twenties Girl Style & The Red Closet Diary – #WIWT/ Living Color Style & Stylin’ in St. Louis  –  Spotlight Weekly Link-Up / Jill & Carrie – Thursday Fashion Files /Happiness at Mid-Life – Throw back Thursday Fashion Link-Up / Style Elixir – Fab Favorites Link-Up

 



Pin striped

Happy Monday gals and gents,

Another great weekend in the books. Saw the movie “The Perfect Guy” this weekend as well. I liked it, it was good. Not sure I’d say it was amazing but I generally don’t get to hyped up about a movie unless it involves a ton of violence, action and gore LOL. I’m a bit loopy that way!  I’m rocking another look by Choies today. This is another off the shoulder look with a twist 🙂 I love it with my gladiators, but it would look just as stunning in heels or other flat shoes. Hope you had an amazing weekend as well!

Please don’t forget to check out my FIRMOO giveaway, you have until this Friday @ midnight to enter to win!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Dress – Choies

Brooch – Chanel

Sandals – Aldos

Bracelet Stack – Forever 21

Safety Pin Bracelet – Marc Jacobs

Earrings – Melissa J Manning

Lipstick – MAC Ruby Woo

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & Sincerely Jenna Marie – Hello Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Bless Her Heart Ya’ll  – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

 



Olive & Plaid

Happy Monday friends,

Hope you had a fun-filled and relaxing weekend! Can those two words exist in the same sentence together? I hope so LOL.  I almost didn’t make it out to do anything on Saturday because I literally spent the entire Friday feeling out of sorts. Woke up with a pretty bad sore throat , which later got joined with a migraine and body aches for pretty much the entire day. I had to skip the gym and retire to bed early and by Saturday I was back to normal. Thank goodness because I attended a great women’s seminar entitled “Money, Power & Respect.” I was able to network with and learn from some amazing women.  Secondly, I had a blast celebrating Rachelle’s dirty 30 birthday dinner at a pretty posh restaurant. So I’m glad I was able to attend both events.

Today’s look features a plaid shirt from Express that I first saw on Carylee and loved. I paired with these zippered cargo pants from H&M and this stunning gem and pearl headband from Irresistible Me.  I really love the finished look. The headband really took the look up a notch and tying the shirt at the waist was a hit for me. I wish I had done more than just go to work that day! Ever feel like you look way too hot for your real life?  LOL

Kisses! Besos! Bisous

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The Details

Halo Braid Style – Natural Trendsetters

Plaid Top – Express

Zippered Cargo Pants – H&M

Heels – Sophia Webster

Belle Headband – Irresistible Me

Watch – Marc Jacobs

Single Wrap Pearl Bracelet – Ily Couture

Bracelet Stack – Forever 21

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & Sincerely Jenna Marie – Hello Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Bless Her Heart Ya’ll  – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

 



Polka Dot Fever

Happy Labor Day!

I’m sure most of you are off shopping either online or in person or perhaps you are kicking your feet up at home. Currently I am doing the latter, I’m watching this new Netflix show called Narcos. It’s the story of Pablo Escobar. If you love movies based on crime drama with plenty of gruesome scenes and gun play, then you’ll love this show! I haven’t been able to take my eyes of the screen since it started.

Let’s get to the today’s look shall we?  I recently received some of the most darling hair accessories from a company called Irresistible Me. They are an online company who sells Hair Extensions, Wigs, Hair Tools, Hair Accessories and Hair Care products.  They are currently having a Labor Day sale for 25% off! What do you think of this piece? It’s called the Pearl Headband.

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Pearl Headband – IrresistibleMe (25% off)

Graphic Tee – Forever 21

Polka Dot Midi – Nordstrom

Heels – Zara

Clutch – Zara

Bangles – H&M

Necklace – Purple Peridot

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & Sincerely Jenna Marie – Hello Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Bless Her Heart Ya’ll  – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

 



Cropped

****July 14,2015 10:16 p.m. Guys, my dad passed suddenly yesterday. As you can imagine I am trying my best to cope with this tremendous loss along with my family,  so I will be offline for several days. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you. ****

Hey guys,

Happy Monday friends! Glad you are stopping by 🙂  Hope you had a quiet weekend. Mine was pretty quiet. I returned to the gym after two weeks off due to vacationing and I have to say it took some getting used to.  My trainer kicked my butt and I didn’t miss it at all! As I always say vanity keeps me coming back for more LOL.  I sort of low-key envy folk who are die-hard gym fanatics and love going in. For me, it’s a necessary evil.

So about today’s look, I’ve found myself shopping at Gap and Abecrombie & Fitch lately.  Believe or not, I’ve just recently figure out what size I wear in denim, I’m so used to buying jeans that have sizes 0,2 and 4 on them that I never knew what that translated to when I’m looking at those in the double digits. There’s nothing like a great pair of well-fitting jeans, so now I’m a bit addicted to Gap Jeans, as well as the many cute items they sell online at A&F.  The high waist and crop combo works so well in a lot of different looks. Whether you are talking pants and crops or skirts with crops.  For those of us uncomfortable with baring our tummy’s or just a tad bit conservative, this works pretty well and a flash of tummy is just as sexy! 😉

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Crop – Abecrombie & Fitch

High Waist Denim– The Gap

Platform Sandals – Michael Kors

Watch – Michael Kors

Handbag – Christian LaCroix

Bar Necklace – Gorjana

Triangle Lariat & Bracelets – Forever 21

Rings & Stud Earrings – H&M

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll  – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

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Specs

Hey guys,

Glasses have come a long way haven’t they?  There was a time when we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing glasses out in public and would rather stumble over things and spend the whole day squinting rather than let a pair of glasses ruin our look. Flash forward to now and designers have been putting out stunning specs that compliment your face, have cool frames and even fit your style and personality.  A great pair of glasses that are both fashionable and reasonably priced are still hard to come by. The folks at FIRMOO have changed that. They not only have several stylish frames for your choosing, you can upload a photo of yourself to virtually try on the frames before purchasing. Right now they are offering 15% off your first pair when you order here.  So, what do you think of my new specs?

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Graphic Tee- J.Crew (sold out) love these

Grey Denim – Gap (on sale!)

Handbag – Christian LaCroix

Watch – Michael Kors

Glasses – Firmoo

Bar Necklace – Gorjana

Triangle Lariat Necklace – Forever 21

Heels – Sophia Webster (sold out) love these

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

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Striped Scoop Back Dress

Hey luvs,

Uugh, who do we petition to strike Mondays from the calendar? I totally hate them, except for the rare occasions that we have them off. Four day work weeks are where it’s at, the closer we start to Friday, the happier I will be LOL.

As most of you are, I am stripes obsessed! I was so excited style this little number from Choies. I couldn’t wait to wear it, but every time I would plan on it last week, the weather had other plans. It literally rained off and on every day here in S. Fl. This weekend was the first burst of consistent sunshine we’ve had and even so it was super humid, but I got my wish 🙂 .  Because it’s black and white you can style this dress with so many other colors in your pumps and handbags. It would also look awesome with a moto jacket, an olive utility vest, various color blazers and sneakers or sandals rather than heels..you can really take this dress in many different directions. Wrap a summer plaid around your waist for a bit of pattern mixing. Wear a cute straw fedora..the possibilities are endless 🙂 Doesn’t that make for the perfect find? A piece you can reinvent over and over again!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Striped Dress – c/o Choies

Red Quilted Crossbody – Forever 21

PVC Heels – Zara

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up

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White Denim + That’s One Lovely Blog!

Hey friends,

Some time ago I was nominated by the lovely Edwige of HypnozGlam for the “One Lovely Blog Award”  Thanks so much doll 🙂 Per the rules I have to share 7 fun facts about myself and nominate 15 lovely bloggers for this award. BTW congrats to the $700 Ultimate Cash Giveaway winner Michelle W! Take me shopping with you girl LOL. Hope you enjoy! Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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7 Random Facts about Dressed2dNines:

1. I spent a large part of my childhood and early adulthood in Brooklyn, New York and Boston, Massachusetts! As a result I have a weird mix of both accents when I speak, so I not only pronounce words like COUGH-EE (coffee), and BOSSton (Boston) but I often drop my r’s so that park becomes PAHK and car becomes CAH! LOL

2.  I am a tv addict! I own 3 DVRS and they are always full! OMG, it’s a wonder I leave the house EVER!

3.  I am the eldest and only girl of 6 children, my brothers ROCK..I love them dearly!

4.  I vacation annually with a few of my cousins and one of my brothers this year we are headed to Paris and London.

5.  I am an avid writer and had a few books sitting on my desktop but then my desktop crashed and I lost them all before I could even think of trying to get them published. THE HORROR!

6.  I have an extremely sarcastic sense of humor and I swear my friends keep me around because I make them laugh!

7.  People never believe me when they meet me BUT I am very introverted, often shy and generally enjoy my own company more than I enjoy being in crowds. My brothers are the ones who are the life of the party LOL

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Necklace – Perry Street c/o Rocksbox get a free month subscription using code : dressed2dninesxoxo

Graphic Tee- Forever 21 /Sweater version

Watch – Michael Kors

Denim – Forever 21

Sandals – Michael Kors

Shoulder Bag – COACH

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up

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And now for my nominees….

PinkSole

Pumps & Pushups

The Daily Luxe

Saving Everyday with Sonya K

Me and Mr.

Anshul

Fashion Love Letters

Kreyola Journeys

Indian Savage

Feline Creatures

Living On Cloud 9

Madame Ostrich

My Rose Colored Shades

Little Miss Fashion Queen

Doused In Pink

Buffalo Plaid + Leather

Hi Everyone,

My laptop battery is on 7% and I left the power cord in the training room *smacks forehead* so my post is going to be short and sweet. I’m still on the remix tip and am starting to feel like the P.Diddy of fashion over here LOL. Do you know I was online the other night looking for some hot heels to buy and couldn’t find anything that I liked enough to click into my virtual shopping cart? How often does that happen? Perhaps it’s because I am trying to find something studded to replace my recently destroyed heel. *tear*  As for today’s look, I’ve had this buffalo plaid top FOREVER and was about to get rid of it until today where I paired it with this leather legging and voila I fell in love all over again. I almost felt too cute for work! Of course, a girl has bills to pay so I went in. LOL  Gotta run, I need to save this bad boy before my battery dies.  Later dolls 🙂 Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

 

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Jacket –  DKNY

Buffalo Plaid Top –  Wet Seal / Similar

Leather Leggings –  H&M /Similar

Earrings –  Similar

Lace Up Heels – Forever 21

Ring –  Forever 21

Handbag – Christian Lacroix

Linking With:

The Pleated Poppy – What I Wore Wednesday / Alison – I Feel Pretty / Because Shanna Said So – Random Wednesday / Shopping My Closet – Style Me Wednesday/ Pumps & Push Ups – Oh Hey Girl Link Up /Induffinitely Me / I do deClaire – Confident Twosday

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Blacked Out

Hey friends,

This weekend was a total snore, I spent most of it either working or running one errand after another in preparation for my week at Naples. I just want to sit down for a minute and breathe for pete’s sake LOL.  In other news, this weekend is Valentine’s day, my mom and I are each other’s Valentine’s so we’ll be attending a banquet at my mom’s church. Other than that, I have zero plans and I guess after the week I would have had by then, I’ll be in severe need of nothing to do.  🙂

Today’s look started off with some heels but then I realized I wasn’t really in the mood to wear ’em and threw on my hi-top chucks instead. Somehow even with the chucks on I felt dressed up..could be the leather peplum, and Ruby Woo Mac lipstick. Did I mention how much I love this lipstick!! Oh…and this snazzy scarf I found at H&M some time ago which is a pretty good dupe of the tre expensive Alexander McQueen version definitely added to my feeling dressed up, even with sneakers on.  I find the saying on my Zara clutch quite fitting for my current state of being! Hope you like this look!  🙂  See you guys back here again on Wednesday! Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair –  Natural Trendsetters

Faux Leather Peplum – Charlotte Russe / Similar

Distressed Denim – H&M / Similar

Hi Top Sneakers –  Converse

Clutch – Zara / Similar

Scarf – H&M (dupe) /Alexander McQueen (splurge)

Faux Pearl Bracelet Stack –  Forever 21

Earrings – Kate Spade

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up

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