Black and Brown


I hope you all had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July. Thank you to all who have served our country! I was on vacation in Hilton Head Islad, South Carolina (if you follow me on Snapchat you already know that).  Vacation is exactly what the doctor ordered.

 On the last night we were there, I wore black and brown. It’s always bothered me when people say black and brown don’t match. They do! They’re both neutral colors so they can go with any color and each other. 

This was a pretty big moment for me. You all know that I had to have emergency surgery last fall and because of it, I have a long scar from the top of my rib cage that goes under my belly button. I have a scar on my back as well but I was really nervous about showing this one! I finally decided that I didn’t care. Scars are kind of like battle wounds if you think about it. I survived something pretty incredible and there’s no shame in being a survivor. 

Here’s what’s wore:

Dress: Express

Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Clutch: Forever21

Chocker: Forever21

Mixing Stripes

Mixing stripes is probably one of my favorite prints to mix and match. For this look I stuck with black, brown, grey and blue. The yellow in this shirt adds a little something extra to the look but doesn’t overwhelm it. Layering was key with this look. I wanted to add some definition to my waist so I added the black belt to pull everything together.

Hat: Old Navy

Shirt: Gap

Jeans: Levi’s

Boots: Shoe Dazzle

Necklace: Forever21

Poncho: H&M








Faux Suede

This faux suede dress immediately caught my eye. I’m such a fan of clothes that are reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. When you have pieces like this, it’s important to style it with modern pieces to make a modern look. You don’t want to look like you are in costume! Here’s how I styled this look: 

Dress: Target

Shirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Christian Siriano

Necklace: Forever 21

Belt: J. Crew


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Black and Brown

It’s been so cloudy and gloomy here lately but I love it! It makes me just want a cup of hot coco and sit by the fire plus it’s a great time to bring out the big floppy hats. 

 It’s funny, when I had surgery on my back I was so conscious about my scar. I didn’t want to wear tank tops or anything strapless that would show my scar but this time around, I could really care less about the scar on my stomach. This surgery was so unexpected and I’m blessed to be in good health so why not show my scar? Plus it was my birthday 😎

Hat: Old Navy

Tunic: Express

Cape: H&M

Pants: Forever21

Shoes: Old Navy

Earrings: Target   

Floral Skirts

If you follow me, you might remember me telling you that I witnessed two of my friends becoming engaged to one another while we were on vacation. Well, they had a surprise engagement party this past weekend!

 I’ve told you how much I love pairing brown and black in my outfits. It’s so simple and if done correctly, adds a little edge to your outfit. Here’s what I wore:

Skirt: Target

Shirt: J Crew

Shoes: Shoedazzle