Distressed White Denim: Weekend Style

Hey guys,

I’ve been away on vacation for the last two weeks and I swear upon coming back, I instantly felt like I needed a vacation from my vacation (insert tired emoji face here). I had an absolutely amazing time with my family in Atlanta and then at Martha’s Vineyard so the fatigue is totally worth it!

Today I’m wearing this distressed white denim look. I don’t know who decided to call off the ban of wearing white after the Labor Day holiday but I surely appreciate it. White is one of those colors that always look fantastic on, is a great baseline for any and every other pop of color and looks absolutely stunning against any complexion.  Might be something to the reason why a lot of men enjoy wearing a crisp white tee with their denim and sneakers. These fringe heels seem to be getting a lot of wear over the summer as well, I definitely need to get the flats but haven’t decided on what color I should get…decisions, decisions! The summer seems to be passing me by pretty quickly! I walked into Walmart yesterday and they had the nerve to already have Back to School supplies up. WTF! Can they let me live! LOL  I hope you guys have an amazing week!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

 

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The Details

Hair – Simone Hylton (crochet hairstyle)

Necklace – Target

Graphic Tee – Express

Distressed Shorts – Express

Watch – Local Jeweler

Leather Studded Bracelet – Macy’s

Charm Bracelets – Alex and Ani

Quilted Clutch – Forever 21

Fringe Heels – Steven Madden

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Floral Romper + Fringe : Spring Style

Hi Friends,

This floral romper I found at Forever 21 is the BUSINESS! I absolutely love it. My obsession with rompers are so real. Are they not the cutest things you can wear for the spring and summer? Literally no fuss. Just throw on your favorite pair of shoes and accessories and go. It’s just that simple. You can throw a blazer over them if you like or wear them with a maxi cardi and they still look ridiculously chic. You can throw a skirt of any length over them and make them a top, or rock your favorite pair of distressed denim jeans over them as well. There aren’t too many pieces in your closet that is as versatile as a romper. Who ever thought wearing a one piece adult onesie would be so POSH 🙂

This weekend was filled with good times. Our California squad was back together once again with Jewel in town. My taste buds are still singing from all the wonderful food we have eaten and I’m sure I’m left with a nice pre summer glow from the beach. Now it’s back to the work week. Only 25 days left until my summer vacation officially begins. Have a great week!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

 

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The Details

Hair – Wigstype

Sunglasses – EyeFeelShady

Leaf Necklace – Gifted

Lariat Necklace – H&M

Floral Romper – Forever 21

Watch – Michael Kors

Celestial Wheel Bangle (Scorpio) – Alex & Ani

Bumble Bee Bangle – Alex & Ani

Earrings – Vince Camuto

Fringe Heels – Steve Madden

Quilted Clutch – Nordstrom Rack

Linking With

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Cami + Aztec Print Skirt : Weekend Style

Hey friends,

The weather here has been perfect for the last couple of months, not too hot or cold and then this weekend out of no where it was in the 90s. Therefore, I had no choice but to spend it doing activities that provided me with a bit of a cool down. From sipping mango daiquiris to spending time along the river front taking in the scenery, eating good food and  watching folks go by on their private yachts and speed boats partying and whooping it up. I’m sure plenty other folks were beach bound but that kind of heat makes me run for cover..being vulnerable under the wrath of the sun’s rays just isn’t appealing to me at all! LOL. I also went to go see the second installment of the Huntsman and was thoroughly disappointed. I loved the first one but the second one was awful 🙁

Sometimes places to catch photo opps just fall into your lap. I was driving by when I saw this colorful bus just parked in a lot with the perfect lighting and it really played off the aztec print mini and barcelona cami I’m rocking. Hope you guys have an amazing week!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – wigbuys.com

Barcelona Cami – Express

Quilted Clutch – Nordstrom Rack

Sunglasses – Steve Madden

Stud Earrings – Vince Camuto

Necklaces – H&M / Local Jewelers

Safety Pin Bracelet – Marc Jacobs

Watch – Local Jewelers

Skirt – Forever 21 (sold out)

Sandals – Zara (sold out)

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Olive Tunic & White Denim + Giveaway

Happy Humpday!

Another week almost in the books! If you are like me your body is starting to scream for rest and you are literally counting down to your next nap which for me won’t be until the weekend. So I recently got hooked on the show “The Following” with Kevin Bacon and have been binge watching it only to discover it was recently cancelled! What will I do when I finally get to the end of Season 3?? The show is sooo good, I can’t imagine what network idiot gave it the ax. I’m utterly disappointed. I’m rocking another Express favorite. I’ve had this olive tunic for a while and I keep finding different ways to pair it. I’m loving it with the white denim and leopard print. Hope you like it too!

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Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Tunic – Express

Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Necklace – Forever 21

Watch – Marc Jacobs

Bracelet – Ily Couture

Ring – Forever 21

White Denim – Wet Seal

Flats – Steve Madden

Quilted Clutch – Nordstrom Rack

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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

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Masculine Chic

Happy Monday!

Hope you’re enjoying a day off friends. I love a well dressed man but I also adore men’s clothing on women! After all, what ever they do, we do better don’t we dolls?  🙂 Today’s look features my spin on menswear. Remember the Natural Hair and Beauty Expo I attended a few months back? If not, you can visit it here. So there were quite a few vendors there and one of them was Mr. Stephen Gaskins CEO of That’s a Gentleman. He specializes in hand-made bow-ties and matching pocket squares. This man has such skills with a sewing machine, he also makes other pieces for men. I instantly fell in love with his bow-ties and picked up this camo one I’m wearing today. I always love a man in a tux with his bow-tie undone at the end of the evening, it’s just sexy…so I left my tie undone as well.  I’m also rocking a studded leather cuff, made by Cuffed Designs who also specializes in menswear. Do you rock men’s clothing? Which masculine pieces do you like to wear?  Until next time.  Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Chambray – J.Crew

Camo Bowtie –  That’s A Gentleman

Plaid Shorts –  Macy’s / Similar

Brooch – Chanel / Similar

Watch – Marc Jacobs

Quilted Crossbody – Kate Spade / Option #2

Heels – 9West / Splurge Option

Feather Bangle –  CC Skye

Studded Leather wristband – CUFFED Designs

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Pinspirational

A Floral Chambray Arrangement

Hey Dolls!

Glad you’re paying me a visit today. I’m a bit peeved because I took a bunch of my heels to the cobbler to get the bottoms of the heels recapped and this fool took one my favorite pair of heels and ruined them. It was a gorgeous studded pair I got from Zara and now they are trash. So as a result, I’m on the hunt for another fantastic pair of studded heels. I’m saddened ..may they R.I.P in shoe heaven 🙁

On a positive note, I am totally loving this skirt I got from Asos some time ago. This is the first time I’m wearing it. As usual my chambray top has not failed me! I am absolutely in love with the finished look. The skirt is made of a  material that is pretty thick, yet has enough sway and is perfect for the cool Florida weather we’ve had lately.  There is a fashion mixer going on this Sunday and I’m debating whether I’ll go, I feel like I only have one day off as it is, so I’m a little reluctant to give that up.  If I do go, I’ll have to get off my shopping ban to find something fantastic to rock. Oddly enough, that is yet another reason to stay home. I totally don’t feel like shopping. *stops to take temperature and pat forehead * So whether you make it out this weekend or decide to stay home and kick your feet up, here’s looking forward to the weekend! We’re half-way there 🙂 Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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Outfit Details:

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Chambray Shirt – J.Crew

Skirt – Asos

Clutch – Urban Expressions

Heels – Guess?

Watch – Michael Kors

Bracelet Stack – Forever 21

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