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Peach Mesh Dress |OOTD

This OOTD is in honor of transitioning between seasons. We are in the midst of spring with summer around the corner. All I can think about is getting my hands on cute spring pieces that will take me well into summer. Things that will keep me cool and dry along with bright bold colors. This Only Girl Strapless Shift Dress sponsored by Tobi is on Sale for $13 bucks and is too dang cute to pass up. It has mesh paneling at the midriff area and hem. How often have you seen that? Seems perfect for the beach huh?

The color is stunning and it moves so well. Being in Houston makes me appreciate a garments that flows and has great ventilation. (Ha ha) This dress has both and is uber stylish. Anytime I’m wearing something that is a solid color I love to spice it up with even more color or prints. The glasses I’m wearing in this look adds contrast and color that I look for in my styling. A simple gold necklace from Charm Envy, a pair of gold shoes from Ippo, and an Elaine Turner bag completed this look.

Sunglasses

Dress- Tobi

Necklace

Shoes-Use the code ( BRANDYG20IPPO ) to get 20% off (entire order)

Purse

Fashion Resolutions | OOTD

It’s nearly February and I am doing well on my new year improvements but I have yet to make any concrete fashion resolutions. I was recently inspired by Bonobos.com to share some of my fashion resolutions for 2017 because they’re focusing on varied textures and the perfect fit for their new collection.

Just like any other improvements, writing things down make it more visible to you and keeps you reminded of your goals. It will be nice to look back on this blog post months from now to see how I’m sticking to my plans as well as how I change through out the year.

My first fashion resolution is to include more textures into my wardrobe. I plan to do this by taking my fuzzy sweater collection to the next level. (Ha ha!) Seriously though, having a piece that is more textured and not just a cotton blend will really help add interest to an entire look. In this OOTD, a mock neck fuzzy sweater with an interesting side slit does it for me.

My second resolution is to experiment more with monochromatic looks. I love this look on others as well as myself, but I find it tough to make sure my “blacks match” Lol Outside of that color, there is a lot of room for styling similar colors together to achieve a monochromatic look with out it matching “perfectly.” I met this goal in this OOTD by choosing a pant that is a few shades darker than my sweater.

My final fashion resolution for 2017 is to consistently add in bold accessories to give my entire look a pulled together feel with flare. The bold gold earrings and rosy sunglasses make this look feel complete with a slightly retro vibe. Most popular sunnies nowadays are super reflective or completely opaque so I’m stepping outside of the box with floral print sunnies.

I’m sure it will be a challenge to consistently incorporate theses elements into my looks but I welcome it!  As always, the details for this look are listed below with links. I’d love it if you left me a comment about your fashion resolutions. Enjoy!

PurseDressLily.com

Fuzzy SweaterRosegal.com

SunglassesRosegal.com

PantsSammydress.com

Earrings & Bracelet- Rocksbox.com Use code: authenticallybxoxo for your 1st month free!


Sweater + Lace | OOTD

In Houston it’s Winter, then Fall, then Spring, and Summer will be here before you know it! You can’t really ever “put away” your summer clothing but that works for a person who cant make up their mind most times (like me).

This simple OOTD is a favorite of mine because it’s only one piece. That really takes the guess work out of finding something awesome to wear. This sweater dress sponsored by Rosegal.com has a lace underlay with cut outs. Now that takes a basic sweater dress to the next level. I adore little details that make simple things special. Now all there is to do is grab your favorite sneakers (For me it’s my chucks) , a jacket just in case “Winter” comes blowing through, and your favorite day bag.

This look took seconds to put together but looks so pulled together. Leave me a comment about your favorite sweater dress. Enjoy!

Sweater DressRosegal.com

Jacket 

Shoes

Purse

Five Faux Furs I'm Crushing On | Wish List

As you can tell by reading the blog I’m all over faux furs right now. It doesn’t even matter that its eighty degrees in December. Lol I know Houston’s weather is crazy but when it finally cools down, my furs and I will be ready. You can click each image for a direct link to each fur. Happy shopping & enjoy!

Striped Faux Fur

Ombre

Marbled

Color Blocking

 

Grey with Stripes

*Sponsored Post by Shein.com

Velvety New Year | OOTD

A new year is upon us and we know a fabulous outfit won’t just plan itself. Ha ha! I’m so happy to bring you some New Year Eve inspiration this year! Although what we wear on NYE is important, the focus of this NYE look in how you want to feel.  

While I’m out enjoying my loved ones and bringing in the new year I want to feel carefree and fearless. For me being carefree often equates to being braless. Lol You may be a bit self conscience at first but at least you wont have to spend the hold night readjusting a strapless bra. This greenish black velvet dress is sexy with out showing too much and even a bit mysterious. It has a criss cross strappy back that adds interest to an otherwise simple dress. The dress is one piece so no need to worry about multiple items. All you have left is to add shoes and some simple accessories. Knowing Texas it will either be absolutely freezing or sweltering hot so be prepared to have a jacket of some kind. I actually thrifted the faux fur you see here for about $10. Needless to say I felt so lucky finding a practically new faux fur in black! I couldn’t pass it up.

Lastly, I know it’s tempting to break out a new pair of shoes but for your comfort, choose a tried and true shoe that you’ve broken in already. You won’t want to dance all night if your feet hurt.

Leave me a comment about your favorite New Year Eve Look. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Enjoy!

DressRosegal.com

Black Faux Fur Jacket-Similar

Shoes-Similar

Earrings-Rocksbox (Perry Street)

Mixing Prints | OOTD

Before I go any further, I know…I went a little print crazy here but life isn’t fun if you don’t scare yourself a little bit from time to time right?

My motivation for this look was to simply have fun and to style something edgy & bold. I love “outside of the box” looks and as I put this together it just made me giddy. This entire look is either thrifted or already in my closet so altogether it probably cost about $25. I’ve linked some very similar pieces to help you recreate this look. You can try this look in various colors just be sure that the base color is the same. In this look it’s reds. I hope you go for it and have as much fun wearing it as I did. I guess I can call myself the “Print Gangster” now. Lol

Enjoy!

Jacket- Thrifts84 (Link to Similar)

Shirt

Skirt

Sunglasses

Shoes

Purse

Scarf

 

Bold Holiday Look | OOTD

We are well into the holiday season which means there are a few more holiday parties to hit. Why not step outside of the box a bit more for your holiday party look? One of my favorite quotes is, “People will stare, make it worth their while” , and this look matches that idea. The cool thing about this look is that I didn’t really have to purchase anything new. All of these pieces were already living in my closet with the exception of my fun new purse.

I like things that are a little unexpected so I went ALL IN with my head wrap. I see women wear head wraps often but how many times have you seen one fabulously styled with a sequins dress at a holiday party? !? I can’t say that I have. Lol

I wore this sequins dress to my blog anniversary party back in October. The great thing about this black and white sequins dress is that it translates to so many occasions. That’s the beauty of classic colors. I thrifted this red 3/4 sleeve  coat nearly a year ago and I’ve finally been about to break it out. The details on this coat are amazing and its the perfect pop of color.This pop of color/contrast can be in any color and it would have the same effect. 

This look could easily be overwhelming and “too much” but because everything is black & white except for the coat, everything fits right into place. The only thing left to do is put on a red lip and grab a fun purse.

Leave me a comment about your favorite bold look for the holidays. Enjoy!

Head Wrap- Wandering Silk

Dress- Melodrama Boutique (similar)

Boots- Lola Shoetique (Similar)

Coat- Thrifted (Similar) Any pop of color will work!

Camera Purse- Sammy Dress

Metallic skirt

If you don’t have a metallic piece in your closet yet, your’e missing out on a lot of fun! This metallic skirt is versatile and can go casual or dressy. This skirt goes to work, holiday parties, and out for a night on the town. You can find them is many tones and different colors to match your style. Gold happens to be my metal so I fell in love with this one instantly.

When styling this OOTD I chose a casual look and paired it with one of my tried and true sweatshirts that I’ve had for over three years. The truth is any cool graphic sweatshirt will work.  Next, I added in my trusty comfortable black converse and my old faux leather jacket. As you can see this OOTD is super simple to put together but makes a big impact. It also helps you to remember how important it is to have staple pieces in your closet. I’ve created a completely new look with only one new pleated metallic skirt. I call that a victory yall!

Leave me a comment about the new piece your’e mixing with old items from your closet. Enjoy!

Sweater- Similar

Skirt Zaful.com

Jacket- Similar

Shoes- Converse

Bracelets Charming Charlie

SunglassesDresslily.com

Natural Hair | Pompadour

I get a lot of questions about how long my hair is right now and if I feel like I have enough versatility with this haircut. Although I am somewhat limited in my style choices I am being forced to be more creative with styling my hair lately.

Honestly, this length is a tiny bit awkward because it’s long enough to flop down when curly and wet, but it doesn’t look cute. Ha Ha! I’ve had success with pin & tuck styles, braids, and twist outs. Now I’m adding this pompadour to the mix. This style is even easier than the pin and tuck style I posted last week.

  1. First, I used a blow dryer to stretch my hair out. As you can see I didn’t focus on the ends very much because the roots were more important.
  2. Second, I took a small section out of the front and put the rest in a ponytail toward the front of my head.
  3. Next, I took the hair that I left out in the front, placed it over the ends on my ponytail and smoothed it out.
  4. Lastly, I tucked and pinned the ends and Viola! The pompadour is complete.

I hope you like this style and I will be adding more styles to the blog as i make them up. Let me know if you have questions about this this or any other natural hair style and I’ll get them answered quickly. Enjoy!

Gift Idea with Jord | Giveaway

The holiday season is upon us and we will ask our loved ones, “what would you like for Christmas?” While some will raddle off a laundry list of things that they’ve been eyeing, others will be unsure. Take my husband for example who has already said, “I don’t want anything”. That’s almost the worst thing to hear because even though he says that, doesn’t mean I can sit empty handed on Christmas morning. Here is one brilliant idea that will work for anyone.

I feel like my husband has EVERYTHING! Most times a fancy dinner will have to suffice because any gift idea would really be a duplicate of something he already owns. However, he does have a beautiful, extensive watch collection. I have contributed to it over the years so I know exactly whats in it. I’ve said all that to say this! Find something that they love/collect and get them a unique high quality version of that thing.

It’s awesome to say that this post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches because they make cool watches that add new elements to his existing watch collection. As an early treat, I got My husband the Delmar Zebrawood and Obsidian watch. They have everyone covered so you can get a men’s watch and a women’s watch as well. If you are looking for a unique watch, made of beautiful materials, check out Jord. The person who gets a Jord watch as a gift will be pleasantly surprised. Use the link below to enter the giveaway for a free Jord Wood Watch! Enjoy!

Instant Giveaway Link Giveaway link will close December 18th at 11:59pm

Watch- Jord