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Upgrade Your Denim with Ann Taylor


We all know skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple for men and women alike. If we’re going to have them in heavy rotation in our closets, shouldn’t they be the best? By the best I mean the perfect wash, uber comfortable AND holds their shape ALL DAY! Ann Taylor gave us some major upgrades in their skinny fit and it is beyond amazing.

We have all started our morning in the perfect pair of skinnies only to find by noon that we have baggy knee syndrome. With maximum stretch and recovery your skinnies from Ann Taylor will look fresh all day long.

For this Ann Taylor look I wanted a fun brunch look. Skinny denim is a no brainer but my double V knit top is the icing on the cake. It’s an amazing pop of orange color and the sliver of pink on the hem and sleeves is just so sweet.

I’m always looking for ways to add in textures, prints, and patterns and I was able to do that with my accessories. Ann Taylor’s floral statement earrings have so much dimension and texture. They help take my classic look to another level. To take this look up another notch, I added in a leopard fold over clutch. Lastly, a pair of multi colored striped wedge shoes sealed the deal.

When ever you feel like taking your classic look to new heights be sure that you have on your best Ann Taylor denim and spice it up with unique accessories. Enjoy!


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Orange Halter Bikini

This is a flash blog post!! (Meaning that I wrote it past midnight and I have work in the morning!)

I just got back from my vacation and I couldn’t hold on to this a amazing deal any longer! I found this AMAZING orange halter top two piece swimsuit with amazing details on Amazon for $8! You read that right, I said $8 y’all!!!

I always browse Amazon for good deals but when I stumbled upon this one I couldn’t believe it. I was fumbling over the keyboard of my computer trying to order it as fast as I could. The swim material is great and the construction is sound. I wasn’t worried about loosing my top as I had fun and that’s a big deal. When you have a full chest like I do, that is on the top of your list of concerns. Lol

Let me know what you think of this deal and if you’d like to see more great Amazon deals like this! Enjoy!
Get this halter bikini swim suit with this link!

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Shop in Your Man’s Closet for a Sporty Look


The sporty athleisure look has been around for quite awhile now but if you haven’t tried it yet, I have a brilliant way to  get you started! Go looking through your man’s closet and you will find just what you need to get that oversized slouchy look without putting to much effort into it.

Start by looking through your guy’s side of the closet. Look for baseball jerseys and anything that has at least a few buttons going down the front.  Once you find that section of the closet look for your favorite colors, patterns, and prints. Now that you have one that you like, put it on and undo the first two or three buttons. At this point, arrange the shirt so that it hangs off of one shoulder or you can have it hang completely off both shoulders.

That was the hard part. Now, you get to spice up this slouchy oversized look with some other items to to make this look feel more pulled together. Think shoes, purses, earrings, and jeans. To make my styling more feminine, I matched a fitted deconstructed jean with high heels that are colorful and funky. Feel free to play around with this because the possibilities are endless.

Now you are all set to go out and have fun plus, you will be comfortable doing  it! Enjoy!

 

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White One Piece Swimsuit


I love this simple white swimsuit because with just a few cool accessories you can make your pool/beach look unforgettable and effortless. When you go to the beach you want it to be a care free experience so you don’t necessarily want to take your coveted accessories to be lost, damaged or stolen. To fix that problem, minimize the items your bring or wear to the water.

The first way I styled this white swimsuit is with may favorite red lip, and yellow acrylic sunglasses. That’s it! I will most likely wear my sunglasses so I don’t have much to loose yet this is still a styled look.

The second way I styled this white one piece swimsuit is with a very stylish pair of cat eye sunglasses (won’t loose them because they’ll be on my face) and some fun popsicle earrings. With this styling I only have one thing I need to seriously keep up with and I can hang on to one pair of earring while I’m on a trip to the water.

No matter which one I choose, I still look stylish and fashionable with minimal effort. That’s always a goal of mine. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this look. As always, enjoy!

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Industrial Summer Floral


If you’re wondering why I look so happy in this first shot, it’s because I thrifted most of this look and it only cost me about $10 bucks!

I’m always thinking about how much money I spend on clothing. I can’t not shop so the answer to my shopping situation is to spend significantly less money on my clothing. The inspiration behind this look was bring summer floral to the industrial city. This was perfectly captured at Winter Street Studios in Houston, Tx.

For this look I wanted something loose and airy, yet my love for mixing prints and having a pop of color is always there. The key to making this look work was choosing two different prints with a color in common that does nott compete with each other. My skirt is red with a small print that you can’t see very well from a distance. The top has a pretty even spread of several colors but the pops of red flowers make it a perfect match for the skirt.

To accent another color from my floral top, I used a turquoise/blue tassel earring to bring out more colors. For my shoes I put on my comfortable white converse. I have had them for sometime and I’m sure I should wash them soon but part of me looks at the wear and tear like seasoning. My converse get a bit better every time I wear them.

Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite part of this look is. Enjoy!

Photos by Si Creative Photography

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