Style Sunday: The Olive Green Jacket….

Style Sunday: The Olive Green Jacket….

Hey guys!

I know I’ve been MIA for a while but I’ll be back to regularly scheduled blogging very soon! So here’s a super quick post to tide you over till then!

Forever 21 had a sale going on that was 50 percent off the lowest ticketed price! I was in sale heaven!  ( If you know me, you know I love a good sale! I swear bargain shopping is therapeutic for me!) It was during this time that I spotted a beautiful olive green jacket on the rack!

This jacket is a double breasted satin jacket, with gold button detailing . The jacket is very fitted and reaches me at about mid thigh.  It has a pocket on each side and gold button detailing on each arm.

What I love about this jacket is that you could dress it up ( like I did today) or even throw on a pair of distressed jeans and a white camisole and voila another outfit is made!

This jacket retails for $33.99 ( Canadian) and I was able to pick it up for $16.50!

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I paired this jacket with a black pencil skirt and a black body suit, both also purchased at Forever 21 ( seriously this place needs to sponsor me 🙂 )

 

Lastly I added a pair of olive green booties that I purchased  from Old Navy.  I had wanted to own these boots since Christmas , but I couldn’t bring myself to spend 50 dollars on them. I mean they are super cute, but definitely worth 50 dollars to me! So imagine my surprise, when I walked into Old Navy  a few weeks back and said shoes were on sale for $19.99! I wasted no time throwing these into my basket and away I went!

 

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I kept my makeup basic: Makeup Forever Velvet Mat Foundation , Naked 1 Palette , Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in onyx and Colourpop “LAX” on my lips! 

I threw my favourite velvet choker with a gold cross on and a gold watch and there you have it!

Have a beautiful Sunday and remember….

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Style Sunday: The One With The Purple Dress…

Style Sunday: The One With The Purple Dress…

Hi guys!

I had a super busy weekend and I am beat( like I just woke up from a “nap”) hence the lateness of this post! I just wanted to jump on here really quick to share an outfit I wore to a birthday dinner ( Happy birthday Kacy! xo)

I literally walked into Forever 21 to pick up a pair of knee high socks and as I was walking in, this little dress caught my eye! I’m all about comfort this season, less layering, basic one piece outfits!

The dress is in the colour “Aubergine” which is just a fancy way of saying eggplant aka purple! Purple is my number one favorite colour so any opportunity to add purple to my wardrobe, i’ll take it! I especially love the shoulder cut-out details on this piece.

 

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This dress retails for $24.90. You can purchase it here ( click link)

img_2529-1I paired mine with some simple black booties from Payless. Comfort was key as I had to do a bit of walking from where we parked to the actual restaurant. ( the joys of dining in downtown Toronto… lol)  I added a gold statement necklace from Aldo Accessories. My makeup was simple but I had to add a bold lip ( Stila’s “Chianti”) and a little glow from my Becca x Jaclyn Hill glow palette ( guys… this palette is BAE)

The food was good ( will do a post on it soon) at the Cactus Club Cafe. The vibe was good and the company even better!

I think aubergine is going to be  a staple colour in my wardrobe this season? What about you guys? What will you be wearing?

Have a stylish week!
xoxo

Style Sunday: Flowers and Gold…

Style Sunday: Flowers and Gold…

Hey y’all!

Back again with another edition of Style Sunday! For a girl like me who doesn’t particularly love flowers, a lot of my style choices of late have had a floral influences!

As I was browsing the racks at my “happy place” ( AKA Forever 21) I saw a beautiful piece just peeking through the rack at me. It was the last one and lo and behold it was in my size!  (It’s kismet no? 😛 ) Also, what made my day was the fact that it was on sale 50 percent off!!!!! ( I am obsessed with sale shopping!)

Let me show you this gorgeous dress and how I styled it!

IMG_2331The dress is from the Forever 21 Contemporary collection. It is a chiffon dress with a drawstring waist, cuffs and a v-neck neckline. I was heading to church so I added a black camisole underneath to contain my cleavage!(lol) This dress is in a floral pattern with mostly green undertones. I’m really getting into wearing green! For the last few seasons, green has made its way into my wardrobe. It’s a colour I have usually shied away from, but it’s really grown on me! The dress itself is pretty busy, so I wanted to keep the accompanying pieces simple. I added a basic pair of gold hoops,  a gold statement necklace from Aldo Accessories and some simple gold gladiator sandals! I see a trend here! Floral and gold…. I can dig it! 😛

Here’s where you can purchase these items ( or pieces similar)

Dress: (click here) Forever 21
Gold hoops: (click here) Forever 21
Necklace: (click here)  similar one from Aldo Accessories
Shoes: (click here)  the Rocawear ones are over 10 years old so these are similar ones!

Have a fabulously stylish week and remember…
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Style Sunday: Jeans And A Graphic Tank…

Style Sunday: Jeans And A Graphic Tank…

Hey guys!

I love jeans. I am the quintessential representation of a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good opportunity to dress up and get all glitzy and glammed up, but give me a pair of jeans any day and I’ll make do! ( perhaps I’ll do a jeans style series… hmm : )  )

What I love about denim is that you can dress it up or dress it down.I’ll show you how I paired my favourite pair of jeans with a cool graphic tank!

Let’s start with the jeans. My favourite pair hails from Old Navy in the Curvy Skinny Jean style. They retail for $39.50 but usually are on sale! I have multiple pairs of these jeans because they are so comfortable for my curvier bottom half 😛 )

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Next I added a distressed  graphic tank I purchased years ago from Forever 21. I believe that I purchased this for about $15.00. 

Since this is an old and I purchased this years ago its no longer available on the Forever 21 website, but I was able to find one with the same slogan that you can purchase here for $19.99!
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To finish off this outfit I added a simple pair of black mesh flats and some accessories. My gold cross and baby ring that I practically wear everyday, as well as a black velvet choker with a gold cross pendant from Aldo.  I also added some rope twist faux gold bracelets! (I honestly don’t remember where I got them!)  I threw on my fav gold hoop earrings and then I was ready to go!!

I did my makeup the same way I do it pretty much the way I do it anytime I wear make-up (lol) perhaps I’ll do an everyday make-up look soon 😛

The final look:

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What’s your favourite article of clothing to wear? Talk to me in the comments and have a wonderfully stylish week!
xoxo

Style Sunday: The Little Red Dress…

Style Sunday: The Little Red Dress…

Hey guys

Welcome to this edition of Style Sunday!  This one takes me way out of my comfort zone in so many ways. One, I’m wearing red. I don’t really gravitate towards red at all.
Two, Its a dress that sits above my knees. ( Yes I do wear clothes above the knee but because I go to a Caribbean Pentecostal church.. I tend to leave my hemline below the knees!)
Three, Its a baby-doll style dress which is a style of dress that I don’t find particularly flattering on my body type and its and off the shoulder style!

But something about it spoke to me when I saw it on the rack. I didn’t think It would be something to wear to church. Perhaps something for my upcoming travels? So anyway, I looked at the price tag and it was right up my alley ( some say cheap, I call it price conscious 😛 ) I picked it up, purchased it, and walked out the store. I did not try it on!

Anyway, when I finally got around to trying it on (a few days later) I instantly fell in love with it!

So here’s how I styled it!

Let’s start with the dress itself. I purchased it from H&M for $19.99 ( Canadian currency) What I love about this dress, is that you can dress it up or you can dress it down. You can purchase it here

I chose to dress it up with silver/ bling accessories and shoes .

My shoes I purchased from Call It Spring .They are in the style ” Evelaines”. Retail price $49.99 but they are currently on sale for less than half price!! Check them out here! These shoes are very comfortable. I wore them as a bridesmaid and my feet did not die, so they get two thumbs up in my book!

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I also added some silver accessories that were gifted to me by two different friends. A bib style silver and beaded necklace similar to this one:

Also a bracelet similar to this one:

Here’s how I pulled it all together!

IMG_1791I kept my makeup very simple. Just some eyeliner and a red lip!
Have a stylishly wonderful week !!
xoxo

 

Style Sunday: Black Tights and a Dashiki….

Style Sunday: Black Tights and a Dashiki….

Hey y’all!

Back at it again with another Style Sunday post! Last weekend I was in NYC visiting my bestie to celebrate her birthday. We spent the Sunday afternoon in the borough of Queens at Grace Jerk Fest . Jerk fest is a Caribbean festival the focuses on cuisine prepared with spicy sauce: jerk sauce. There was jerk everything! This festival also features music of the islands, live musical performances ( This year there was Rupee, Dexta Daps, Gyptian and more) and tons of vendors selling things like cultural clothing and trinkets. I was excited to check out the vendor stands because I really wanted a dashiki!

Sidenote: I had been looking for a dashiki for awhile and I ordered one on Ebay. By the time by trip rolled around, It still had not arrived. 

So, guys this day was hottttttttttttttttttt. Like hot to the point that I had to go to the vendor station and buy an umbrella to shade myself from the heat. While I was purchasing my umbrella, I saw a vendor selling dashikis.

I was able to pick up this dashiki in a beautiful fuchsia colour for 15 dollars!  Here’s how I styled it:

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The Dashiki : From the festival was purchased for 15 dollars. ( purchase a similar one here on ebay)

Black Tights:  The TNA Equator legging from Aritzia were purchased for 22 dollars (purchase here) read about my Aritzia experience here

Pink Flats: These are from Aldo. They are called the Lucelle flat. I purchased them for 55 dollars but they are now on sale on the Aldo website!

Total outfit price: 92 dollars!!!

I kept my makeup simple, just some black eyeliner and a pink lip ( Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Bauhau5”) and my curls were poppin’!!

When I returned from my trip, the original dashiki I  had ordered from Ebay had  finally arrived. It was a little different then the one I purchased in NYC which was a cotton polyester blend and the one I ordered was a satin blend. I ordered it in red and one size larger than me so I could wear it as a dress.

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That’s all  for today folks!!
Have an amazingly stylish week!
xoxo

Style Sunday: A Little Bit of Purple In My Life…..

Style Sunday: A Little Bit of Purple In My Life…..

Hey guys!

Quick edition of Style Sunday today. Anybody who knows me well, knows that purple is my all time favourite colour. If there is anything purple on a sales rack or a make up counter or a furniture store ( lol) my eye is instantly drawn to it!

So, I was in the dollar store browsing the aisles, and I was drawn to a cluster of purple faux-flowers. I snatched them up and brought them home and made a flower crown out of them ( Check out my blog on DIY Flower Crowns here 🙂 But now what to wear with it? I dug deep into my closest and brought out some old favourites to create a modern look!

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The purple dress is ancient… like at least 13 years old. Its a simple cotton dress with a empire waist. Such a comfortable dress! As you can see it has a super deep V-neck, but because I was heading to church, ( and because I like to keep my ladies contained :P)  I placed a matching plum camisole underneath. I also added gold necklace from Aldo accessories.
The shoes are also ancient… I see a trend here.. I get rid of nothing… (lol) Theses shoes are a simple 3 1/2 inch stiletto heel. I actually have these shoes in grey and black as well.
As you know, I made my flower crown myself and to finish the look off I kept my face makeup simple… ish. Black eyeliner and mascara, some higjlighter and of course a purple lip!( Kat Von D “Ayesha” mixed with Mac Nightmoth lip liner.

Have an amazingly stylish week folks!
xoxo