DECKED IN BLACK

Happy Monday!

These are a few pics of what I wore to a recent women’s conference. I think I may have mentioned it last week. Went for an all black look with a little lace. The skirt was a Chicwish purchase and I’ve since seen different variations of it that I love just as much, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I ended up with another black one and a white one. The heels were on major sale at DSW and yet another addition to my growing Vince Camuto heels.  Camuto shoes are always so comfortable so I never hesitate when it comes to buying them.

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

1 5 8Photo credit: CeCe’s Photography

The Details

Lace Tank – H&M

Brooch – Chanel

Necklace – Forever 21

Lace Pencil Skirt – Chicwish

Heels – Vince Camuto

Double Hoop Earring –  Macy’s

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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

IMG_4358 IMG_4359 IMG_4361 IMG_4362 IMG_4364 (2) IMG_4366Photo Credit:  Dorene Potter

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

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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

 



1 Camisole Worn 3 Ways

TGIF Beautiful People!

I made it through my first week at work, whew! (wipes brow).  Next week the real work begins, the students come back but today I’m happy it’s Friday!

Camisoles have fast become a closet staple, even when dressed with more casual pieces they always keep your look very chic. They range in price from $10 and up and can be found pretty much anywhere you shop. I’ve newly developed a love for them, thanks to seeing some of my favorite bloggers such as Rachelle, Charnele and Gina rock them.  I only have a few in my closet right now but wanted to share with you 3 simple ways you can rock them with some other items in your closet and get the most bang for your buck. What woman doesn’t love a piece that she can remix like new over and over with just a tweak of an accessory, shoes and bottoms?

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

 

 

1 Cami Worn 3 Ways

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Tuxedo

Hey guys,

I feel like I’ve been away for months! Thanks so much to all of you who have left messages of condolences here on the blog and via IG. I truly appreciate your words of support and encouragement. These last few weeks have been very tough on my family and I. My dad has been laid to rest in his beloved country of Haiti and he is surely at peace.  I am trying to get back to somewhat of a normal pattern again but it’s taking me some time so please bear with me if I disappear every now and again. This healing process is something else 🙂

I had this post ready some time ago and since then the dresses I linked have sold out. My apologies, but the look pretty much works with any LBD you have in your closet. Can I tell you how much I love this vest!! It can be worn with so many other pieces, and I really like the touch of dressiness it can add to any look, be it a tee and jeans with heels, a dress or a pair of shorts..heck even some tights. The lapel gives it a tuxedo appeal and I added a couple of brooches to dress it up further. I look forward to visiting my friends out in blog land this week. Take care everyone 🙂

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Tuxedo Vest – Yoins.com

Dress –  Local Boutique

Layered Necklace – H & M

Pearl Brooch – NY & Co.

Chanel Brooch – Chanel

Watch –  Local Jewelers

Heels –  DVF

Linking with

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

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C’est La Vie

Welcome back friends!

I had an awesome weekend.  Made a few new friends, hung out with old friends and laughed a lot. Saturday would have been even more awesome had I not been confined to remaining close to home due to an electrician that was supposed to come to my house and never showed up! Grrrr 🙁

So let’s talk about this look! Always love a good graphic tee, this C’est La Vie one is from J.Crew Factory. Their stuff runs big on me so I’m always struggling whether or not to get a small or an extra small, but it worked out just fine with the xs. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of this tee whether I continue to dress it up or rock it with pair of nice chucks. I’m finding a lot of my looks really pair well with this Christian Lacroix bag so I must say I’m in love with. I should have gotten the black one when I purchased this one from Nordstrom Rack because now I can’t find them anyway *le sigh*. Finally, I’ve been a bit of a Purple Peridot addict as of late, thanks Amy Ann 🙂  they have so many cool items and their daily markdowns are the bomb.com! So say something to me in the comment section below, don’t be a stranger!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Tassel Necklace – Purple Peridot

Graphic Tee – J.Crew Factory

Olive Pants – H&M

Sandals – Michael Kors

Handbag – Christian LaCroix

Linking with

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Casually American

TGIF!

So I’m officially on summer vacation, another school year under my belt. The first thing I”m looking forward to? Sleeping in! The funny thing is it takes my body some time to get unused to waking up so early, by the time I naturally start sleeping a bit later, it’s time to go back to work.

Today’s look is super casual and comfy as Friday’s work attire typically is. I am totally in love with these red patent Cole Haan loafers. How cute are they? They are also ridiculously easy on the feet. I feel like I’m walking on clouds in these things.  I”m not a big loafer fan, but couldn’t resist these, mostly due to the cherry red color. They also come in black, blue , green and tan! Have a great weekend loves!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

 

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Tshirt – Abercrombie & Fitch

Denim – H&M

Loafers – Cole Haan

Sunglasses – Tory Burch

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/ Jennie & Susan – Charming Friday

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Peplum + Stripes

Happy Humpday!

My name is Daphnee and I’m ashamed to admit that I have a real television addiction, well I also have a shopping one as well but we won’t talk about that LOL.  I have fallen in love with a new Netflix original show called “Dare Devil” it’s sooooo good! If you’re into Marvel comics made for the big screen, check it out!

Well on to the fashion portion! I’ve rocked quit a bit of black and white lately and I have to say  I’ve loved them all. B&W really is such a winning combination and looks impeccable together. Two totally opposite colors of the spectrum living together perfectly! This quilted peplum top fits and flares out  perfectly, and looks so dressy to be so simple in black. Of course, stripes are a must and this pencil skirt  hugs in all the right places and the cotton material makes it comfy as well. Add a statement piece from Rocksbox, a slamming pair of heels and you’ve got a great workplace or after 5 look.

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Peplum – H&M

Skirt – H&M

Necklace –  c/o  Rocksbox 1st mth free w/code dressed2dninesxoxo

Booties – Vince Camuto

Clutch –  Similar

Sunglasses – Prada

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May Outfit Recap

Hey friends!

Holy cow, May is over with guys! I have about 4 days left and the 2014-15 school year will be a wrap! As always the start of a new month brings the outfit recap. Here is a look-see of this months looks!  My favorites are pics #1 , #2 and #4. Keeping it short and sweet today, see you guys on Wednesday right back here! 🙂

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10 5 3 4 6 6 1 12Photo credits: Laura Dell’osso & Nancy Pierre-Charles

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Tuxedo Vest + Distressed Denim

Happy Monday Friends!

I hope you are enjoying a day off.  Let’s not forget the real reason for this holiday! Please take a moment to thank a vet or  soldier on active duty for their service to this country. Take a moment to say a prayer for those who gave their lives for our freedom and rights.

Today’s look features a long white with black trim vest which I think dressed up this otherwise casual look of a plain white pocket tee, heels and distressed jeans. I’ve wanted a long vest for sometime now and I’m really pleased with this one. Being that it is black and white, I can pair it with so many other looks. Over a sheath dress, or with a graphic tee and denim for example.  I am also really wanting a sleeveless trench coat and an olive utility vest but can’t seem to run into any ones I like.  So I guess I’ll just have to keep scouring the net 🙂 See you soon friends, make it a good one!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Long Vest – Similar

White Tee – Abercrombie & Fitch

Skinny Jeans – H&M

Heels – Steve Madden

Purse – Revolve Clothing

Studded Wrist Band –  Similar

Sunglasses – Prada

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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