Fashion, Petite Fashion, Spring fashions, Women's Fashion

More Color Please…

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Happy Sunday Friends, it’s been far too long and I happy to see you all again. I use to be so excited about blogging my latest outfit, but lately I just haven’t been inspired. I have been trying to reevaluate “THE WHY” I’m doing this again. I guess it’s not as easy as you think when you work full time. I envy those ladies that are able to balance it all. They make it look easy. Truth be told, they are the real BOSS babes. 

Now let’s get to my why I started blogging. I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. And being asked where did you purchase that dress or top, it was just obvious to start blogging. I wanted to showcase petite women over a certain age can still be stylish. I also knew I wanted to empower women on looks that can be put together not by spending a great deal of money. As stated in a previous post, clothes don’t make the woman, the woman wearing them does. 

Those are just a few of my whys, I will go into more detail at a later time. Now… let’s get to my outfit and the real reason I’m here. When I purchased this Worthington top from JCPenney, I originally was going to pair it with a bold red pant, but I decided to focus on the shirt more and wear a more neutral pant. Let’s just say, I’m really happy with the outcome. The top really stood out, and adding my white booties, completed the entire look. I thought, I did that! Unfortunately these pieces are no longer available. However I will share a few pieces I know you will love. 

Until next time, 

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Depression, Fashion, Inspirational, Style, Women's Fashion

2019 The Year of Change…

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Hello friends, boy have I miss you guys. I have had so many things going on with my life, I just couldn’t find the time to write a blog posts. You know… from time to time, it’s great to take a step back to re-evaluate things. That’s exactly what I’ve done, and I like to think I’m better and ready to tackle what 2019 will bring me. 

2018, was a really hard year for me if I must be honest. I battle things I thought I had left behind years ago. So, let’s get into it! A few years back I talked about my battle with depression. The thing about depression it never truly goes away, you just try and deal with things differently. That’s what I thought I was doing, when I realized that I was sinking yet again. 

I started to gain weight, and just didn’t like the person looking back at me in the mirror. I often thought, girl you have a lot to be thankful for, why dwell on the negative. I would stay in my room, and stair at the walls in disbelief that this was my Life. I spent a great deal of time on social media to try and escape from things going on in my life. The thing with that though was, that didn’t help my situation it only made it worse. 

I found that nothing was really making me happy anymore. I didn’t want to shop, and definitely didn’t want to take photos. I saw more death in my family in 2018, and it hit me so hard. I thought how will I go on… how can I pick myself up and keep pushing. Because I knew in the end, I was a survivor and God had bigger plans for me. The funniest thing was, I was getting older and I’ve yet to live to my full potential. When will I get it all the way together? Instead of continuing down that road, I turned to someone I will call my angel. 

Let’s just say this person came into my life at the right time. My fear was having so many things going around in my head and not being able to share them with anyone. I now had an outlet, and I could feel things starting to get better. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still not the person I would like to be, I’m just dealing with it day by day. My angel made me see that my life had meaning.

Depression will have you thinking that your life is worthless, and no one really wants to know how things are going in your life. That is probably the biggest misconception EVER. My angel showed me that was so not true. I knew deep inside that I had beat this battle before, and I would beat it again. All my life, I’ve had conversations with God daily, but this day was different. My grandmother appeared and told me things may not always go my way, but just keep fighting the fight and tell the DEVIL not today. 

I have claimed that 2019, will be the year I live to my full potential. I will not neglect myself anymore. I will be more consistent with things that make me happy. I will get back to the girl that SMILES, and know that smile is REAL. I will be open and honest because my TRUTH could change someone else. So… here’s to a phenomenal year. 

Until next time, 

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Top/ Gordmans

Jeans

Boots/ JustFab

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Christmas, Style, Women's Fashion

Holiday Inspiration with the Fab Five Fashionista’s

 

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Hello friends, 

The Fab Five Fashionistas are back with a fabulous Holiday collaboration . For a moment, I need you to think about this…have you gotten that special dress or jumpsuit for all the parties and events I know you will be attending. Well… look no further me and my fashionistas sisters are coming with a few stylish options for you to consider. 

When, we decided on a holiday outfit for our blog posts, I really had no idea what I wanted to wear. I knew that I wanted it to be something red, because let’s face it, when I think of parties I instantly think of red. So, instead of buying something new, I decided to shop in my own closet. I knew I had only worn this red cape dress once, and it was exactly what I wanted to showcase. I decided to pair the dress, with a classic pair of black pumps. Adding in my black (Chanel) inspired bag, and your girl was ready to party. 

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Without further ado let’s get into my sisters outfits. 

Mary brought plaid to life in this outfit. When I envision plaid, Mary definitely comes to mind, because no one can style it quite like she does. Plaid is one of those prints that will never go out of style, it just keep getting better every year. I love how Mary added leopard to her entire look. Great way to mix those prints and make it stand out. 

 

Lydia is give me life in this dress. Lydia, has the body to make any dress stand out. I love how she went with a classy green, and adding in the gold pumps elevated this entire look. Tell me you wouldn’t be the life of the party in this sexy number. 

Ayesha looks absolutely stunning in her winter white. I love how Ayesha styled her entire outfit, because truth be told, I couldn’t get away with wearing this color. She totally rocked it, and those stunning stiletto booties was the star of the entire look. Didn’t I tell y’all, her shoe game is always on point. 

Reyni left me speechless in this look. This black and gold jumpsuit is AMAZING, and I am so here for it. When Reyni walks in the room, all eyes will be on her in this beauty. I love the gold accents with the accessories as they enhance the outfit, while still leaving the focus on the jumpsuit. Girl, you killed it with this look. 

As always thank you for taking the time to read, and hopefully get a little inspiration for your next holiday event. Be sure to visit each of the ladies to learn more about their looks. Since I shopped my closet for this post, I’m sharing some pieces I know you will love. 

Cape dress// Black pumps

Black bag

 

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Until next time,

 

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Fall fashions, Style, Women's Fashion

The Fab Five Fashionsta’s: Use Your Power To Empower…

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Hello friends, I know I haven’t really been on a consistent blog schedule. Like I have stated from previous post, your girls life is just all out of whack. I’m really pushing myself, and I hope to be on a more regularly schedule soon. Now, that we have all that out of the way, let’s talk about my latest collaboration with my wonderful fashionista sisters. It is truly amazing when you see a graphic t-shirt and realize it speaks volumes with five magical words. 

Use Your Power To Empower, think about that statement and ask yourself are you using your power to empower? I like to think in everything I do, professionally, and personally I’m doing so. We all have “Power” but it’s what we do with it that will make the difference. This collaboration with my girls embodies this statement to a T. The world has been consumed with social media, and for that reason as women we need to work together to uplift one another. I remember when I first started blogging, I reached out to several bloggers just asking for advise. In my mind, I thought they probably wouldn’t respond, because I had heard they talk about being supportive, but never really do. Boy was I wrong! 

Fast forward, not only did I get support, I’ve met some amazing women on this journey. Empowering each other comes in so many forms…From offering advice, being that listening ear, and encouraging one another. I have been so down, and here’s where the encouraging part comes in. My fashionista sisters not only gave me words of wisdom, they were present in the moment to offer support. I received text messages, ensuring that if I needed anything, they were there for me. So, when I think about that, I’m brought to tears, because these women really get me. Now, you tell me if this isn’t using your power to empower I don’t know what is. 

A New Day + Vital Voices pieces at Target showed the world that women can work together and inspire one another, one tee at a time. Are you doing your part to uplift your fellow sister? If you don’t know anything else know that “When Women Unite We Can’t Be Stopped”. So, use your power for good! Without further ado, I hope you enjoy how each one of us styled this tee. Because baby we nailed it!  

I styled my look, with a plaid blazer purchased last year from Rainbow, black skirt (old) from A’gaci, and my thigh high boots. I truly believe thigh high boots were designed to be worn with short skirts. What do you think? Don’t forget to check out more details of my fashionistas sisters looks. 

Until next time,

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Similar Skirt

Blazer (Old Rainbow)

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Lydia 

I was so feeling how Lydia styled her look, I had to find out more about that skirt though. Adding the plaid skirt to the look, definitely brought it home.

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Mary

What more can I say about this look other than fabulous. Those boots elevated the entire look.

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Ayesha

The look Ayesha gave me was a bit edgy with a sporty vibe, and I was so here for it. I told y’all this girl boot game is FIRE!

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Reyni

This look had me at the pants. Reyni showed us how taking a classic pair of pants can really bring a statement tee to life.

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Fall fashions, Petite Fashion, Women's Fashion

The Fab Five Fashionista’s with Must Have Closet Trend…

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Hello friends, 

I want to start this post off by saying I’m so sorry for being MIA yet again. Life has really kicked your girl in the butt these days. Although things have slowly gotten better, I’m still a (WIP) work in progress. So, now that we have gotten that out of the way. Let’s get right into it. The Fab Five Fashionistas are back again with another collaboration. I know I say this every time we collab, but I tell you, this was my favorite collab. Because who doesn’t love leopard. 

When I was thinking what I may wear, so many thoughts came to mind. You see, I have more leopard in my closet than what I thought I had. I guess, I really love leopard prints. So, I decided on a leopard dress. Can you see why I went with this dress, isn’t she a beauty. I wanted to enhance the dress and wear a color that would make the entire look pop. I went with a bold red. Trust me, that was a hard decision. Pink was a close second. Animal prints are really popular this fall, and I’m so here for it. What’s your thoughts on the animal print craze? Now… enough about my outfit, let’s get into my fashionistas sisters. 

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Lydia

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I love a well put together outfit, and this dress layered with a black top is right on point. Lydia is giving me fall vibes, with the black boots every woman should have in their closet. Lydia never disappoints in her style choices. She always inspires me and gives me great ideas. Keep doing your thang luv!

Mary

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Mary brought sexy to an entire new level in her style choice. When I first saw her pictures, I thought it was the cutest jumpsuit, only to find out it was two pieces. Mary continues to amaze me on her style. She too decided to add a pop of red to her look, and I’m loving everything about it. Now this is the way to bring leopard print  to life! 

 

Ayesha

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Ayesha look was classic, and the type of outfit all women could incorporate into their work wear. I especially love how she layered the bold color sweater to complete her look, not to mention the matching boots. I never thought I would meet someone that shared my love of booties like Ayesha. Trust me when I say, her collection is fierce. My girl continues to knock it out the park. 

Reyni

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Reyni knows how to work a pencil skirt. She decided to pair the skirt with a black top, and completed her look with the purple jacket. By the way that’s my favorite color, so I’ll be expecting in the mail soon. Now as long as I could remember I’ve always seen leopard paired with red or black. The fact that she brought the heat with purple, elevated hr entire look. Now this is the way you think outside the box, and bring home the perfect look. 

Here’s another look with leopard print that I love. 

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I hope you have enjoyed our take on the leopard print craze, and don’t forget to leave a comment on your thoughts on our looks. 

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Until next time,

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Fashion, Style, Women's Fashion

When Shopping In Your Own Closet Goes Right…

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Hello you all, I have really been going through some personal things, thus the reason for me being Mia. September is my favorite month, could it be because my birthday is this month. In exactly two days I will be celebrating my 51st birthday. I’m beyond excited about that. So I figured it would be a perfect time to drop in. For today’s post, I will be showing you how shopping in your own closet, can bring out a perfect look. 

I’ve had this black and white skater skirt for years, and this is my third time wearing it. When I found this tee with the words “NOPE” all over it some months back, I thought it would look perfect with my skater skirt. In keeping with my black and white theme, I added my black booties to the mix. I purchased these booties maybe three years back, and “YES” they are still in great condition. Could it be I don’t wear my shoes that often, but nonetheless I love it. Can you say comfort at its best… 

Although I loved my overall look, something was missing, so I added a bold red lip with my red tassel earrings. Finish the look with the cutest teal bow bag. The bag is the only thing new in this entire look. Can you believe this beauty came from Target? Let me tell you, the more I shop at Target, the more I’m impress with their fashions. I felt so liberating picking clothes that I already own to complete this look. Do you shop in your own closet? If not, you might surprise yourself with looks revamped. I couldn’t find a similar skirt or tee to share, so guess what I’m sharing some styles I do love. 

Until next time, 

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Nope tee 

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Fashion, Petite Fashion, Women's Fashion

Fab Five Fashionistas: #AllTogetherNow The T-Shirt Edition!

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Well… The ladies are back again with another collaboration. This collaboration is a bit more personal for me, and I almost shed a tear (almost, don’t judge me) thinking about what it means to be #alltogethernow. Gabrielle Union set the bar really high with this campaign, because it was like she was speaking to us all. When I think of the all together now hashtag, it screams #thefabfivefashionistas, and what we represent. I would have never thought my love for New York and Company would bring me four new sisters. These women are more than fashionistas, they are supportive, and the type of women you want to be in your corner. Our bond has grown in so many ways. Keep in mind none of us have met in person, but hopefully January 2019 all that will change. So let’s get right into it.

Let’s talk about my look, the  T-shirt  could easily be dressed up or down. The one thing I loved the most about this tee was the tie front. I opted for a more casual look with my Gabrielle Union boyfriend jeans. They fit oh so perfect. When Gabrielle new line came out, I knew I had to have those jeans, trust me you need them in your life as well. I completed my look with the cutest patchwork bag I scored from Amazon, and my camel booties, which are no longer available. I would have to say, this tee will be on heavy repeat. How will I style it next time? Stay tuned!

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Mary  brought fierceness with her look. She opted for the cutest black and white skirt, also from the Gabrielle Union line. Doesn’t this skirt look oh so amazing on her? Mary always bring the heat with her looks. Now, I know everyone knows I love red, and Mary completed her look with red booties. How could you not see fierceness with this look?

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Ayesha my girl and twin in this collab. We both opted for the jeans with the t-shirt. You see with Ayesha she leveled up her look by adding these fabulous embroidered booties. She brought edge and chic together like no one but her could do. I loved how she completed her look with the cutest hat, because I love a great hat. Street style at its best!

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Lydia brings us sexy with her entire look. Lydia was taking no prisoners with this look, as she opted to pair her t-shirt with the most flattering cobalt blue skirt also from Gabrielle Union line. Her look tells you she is a bad boss chic that means business. Lydia added the right amount of color to her look, and brought it all together with black heels, and black bag. Sexy done right!

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Reyni brought classic with a twist. I love how she added the denim skirt with her tee. But: Can we pause for a minute, and just admire how freaking amazing this Eva Mendes skirt really is. Reyni added a soft touch of color to her look with the pink vest, and completed it with the cutest bag. Girl, I need that bag. This girl knows how to keep it classy like only she could.

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When women support other women, we are beyond powerful. So find your tribe of women that will bring out the best in you as I have.

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Until next time,

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New York and Company