Positive on a Rainy Day

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    You know what they say: April Showers Bring May Flowers. In gloomy weather, I love to wear a pop of color. I like to think of it as a reminder to stay positive. Whether it’s a bright color or a fierce print, it’s a great reminder that no matter what the gloomy circumstances are I need to stay focused on positive things. 

     I think the same attitude can be taken toward life. Even when life isn’t going the way you planned, you still need to stay positive. When circumstances are less than what you expected, it’s so important to have a positive reminder. For me I always think about what God has already done for me. I think about the times He healed me. I think about the times He granted me with the grace to get through certain situations. Thinking of the good things motivates me to move forward with a positive attitude regardless of my circumstances. 

Sweater: Forever21

Sweater: Forever21

Shoes: ShoeDazzle 


Faux Leather Shorts

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I love to wear these shorts year round. So while there are still cool winds that accompany the warm temperature, I figure I would wear these shorts in one of my favorite ways: layering with tights. I decided to make this outfit more complex by adding a denim button up shirt with a sweater. This hat just ties the whole look together.

Hat: H&M

Denim Button-Up: Banana Republic

Faux Leather Shorts: H&M

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

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How to: Dress for Transitional Weather

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  I’ll admit it. Im trying to be patient and wait on spring but it’s hard! In the morning it’s cold outside; however, by noon it’s warm outside and the sweater that was perfect for the morning is suddenly making me sweat by noon. This transitional weather can be difficult to dress for. One solution for this type of weather that I always suggest is: layering. Layering is an easy fix to confusing weather. You can easily layer with a cardigan or a light jacket, just as I did in the look below. 

   As the weather continues to be stubborn, I’m sure I’ll post more transitional looks so stay tuned! Here are the outfit details for this look:

Suede Jacket: Who What Wear for Target

Hat: Target

Turtleneck: Target

Romper: Charlotte Russe

Boots: Old Navy


I’ll be completing a Spring Lookbook. If there is a certain look you want to see, feel free to comment below. 
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Turtleneck Weather 

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    In my last post, I discussed how we didn’t receive a lot of winter weather this year. Well over the weekend the Carolinas received a touch of winter weather. To be honest, we received about an inch of snow that melted before noon but it gave me an excuse to wear one of my favorite turtlenecks. In my opinion turtleneck is never go out of style. They are timeless and classic. Throwback photos of Audrey Hepburn prove that.

Turtleneck: Banana Republic

Jeans: Forever 21

Hat: Target

Bag: Kenneth Kole

Boots: Old Navy


I will be doing a Spring Lookbook soon! Please let me know if you have any requests. Feel free to comment below.

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Faux Fur Jacket

Happy Monday!

     I’m so ready for spring! In the Carolinas, we have had a very mild winter. Usually we have snow and ice a few times in February but this year, it snowed once in January and that’s it! So this past weekend when it dropped to cooler temperatures, I thought it was the perfect time to bring out my faux fur jacket. I love this jacket! Aside from the fact that it keeps me warm, it’s so fierce and chic. It’s one of my favorite winter jackets. I want to know, what are some winter fashions you’re trying to wear before the warm weather is here? Comment below!

Jacket: Express

Shirt: H&M

Jeans: H&M

Booties: ShoeDazzle 


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Happy Monday!

  I was talking to a friend the other day and I was so frustrated. I said “I feel like all I ever do is run errands.” We talked about this for a while and finally he asked “When do you need to get all this stuff done?” I thought about it for a while and realized that most of these errands didn’t have an immediate due date. I just wanted to get them done and cross them off of my list.

  I’ve been thinking about that ever since. How many of us are going through life just “crossing stuff off of our list?” I’m not saying that you should be careless and not responsible. There are times when you just have to “adult” and there’s no way around that. I’m talking about those other times. The other times when stuff can wait. The other times when we have the choice to slow down and just smell the roses. So that’s a goal that I’ve set for myself. Just to stop every now and then and smell the roses. 

Sweater: Target

Jeans: Forever 21

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Homecoming Weekend

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   Homecoming weekend was this weekend at my alma mater. I love homecoming weekend because it’s always great seeing old faces and catching up and it reminds me of how much I have grown as a person. Don’t get me wrong, I know that I still having growing to do. I think we all do but sometimes we tend to focus only on the negative. I don’t know about you, but I’m so quick to beat myself up. I’m quick to remind myself of a goal that’s not completed. Or how I should’ve done a certain task better. While I was walking on campus and driving past familiar buildings, I started to think about who I was back then and the woman I am now. I realized just how much I’ve grown. I encourage you to do the same this week. When you’re tempted to beat yourself up, just remember how far you’ve grown and focus on the positive. 

Sweatshirt: FreedomHouse

Shorts: Belk

Boots: Forever21

Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: Forever21

Boots: ShoeDazzle 



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Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day
 

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day! If you’re celebrating with the girls or have a hot date, I love the idea of a wrap dress. The shape it creates is flattering on most body types. It’s able to effortlessly accentuate or create curves. These #otk boots are a flirty way to show off your legs. 

Asymmetrical dress
laperla.com

Leka leather jacket
$455 – wolfandbadger.com

Quilted bag
shein.com

Kate spade necklace
$78 – shopbop.com

Game Day Fashion

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    It’s game day! I’ll admit, not really excited about the Super Bowl this year but I love game day festivities. I always like to be comfortable but chic, so this year I’m opting for denim on denim. This denim shirt isn’t restricting at all. In fact, it feels like I’m wearing a sweatshirt! I’d love to hear what you are wearing for game day in the comments!

Shirt: Banana Republic

Jeans: Express

Shoes: ShoeDazzle



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