Another day, Another Dress

I love wearing dresses in the summer especially during this summer heat! On this day I am modeling a cotton tube stripped dress that was a steal of a deal at H&M (like $8)! I decided to belt it with a cardigan to give it more of a “work”/”church” appropriate look. Next throwing on my favorite pair of sandals and my look is complete! 

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SN: I got you thank my little guy for taking this weeks picts,  he loves taking pictures and is getting better each time!

Cardigan & Belt-Nordstrom/ Dress-H&M/Wedge Sandals-Forever21

Celeb Pick of the Week- Kendall Jenner

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I loooove this two piece look (minus the thigh high split. I would modify by a couple of inches)! Ms. Jenner looked sexy and sophisticated when she attended the screening of ‘Paper Towns’ at London West Hollywood in L.A. on July 18th to support friend and co-star, Cara Delevingne. Her outfit is from the Zimmerman Fall 2015 collection and her gold lace up peep toe shoes are by Tom Ford.

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Celebrity Style: Dressing the Bump

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Left to right: Kristin Cavallari/Halle Berry/Sienna Miller/Mila Kunis/Kourtney Kardashian

It’s all about making it easy and yet still stylish when dressing the bump!  So when it comes to stylish maternity wear I like to see what a few of my favorite celebrities are wearing. Here are some common go to looks: the maxi skirt,  maxi dress, basic stripped tee, overalls and deconstructed boyfriend jeans.

What is even better about these looks are that they are easy to find at a fraction of the price! Check out the links for more information on wear you can get great maternity styles (with the exception of the deconstructed boyfriend jean, these are regular sizing and I suggest going up one size or as needed).

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Maxi Skirt-Wear it with a tee or tank and had a blazer and you’ve got a stylish look. Plus this one is 2 in 1 deal!   http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/caslon-convertible-maxi-skirt-regular-petite/4084440?origin=category

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Maxi Dress– Great for traveling and ready to wear without any extra thought! http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=DRESS&productid=2000183406

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Basic Stripped Tee-Most of the time we speak against horizontal stripes that may make us look bigger  however not while pregnant! http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=LOVE21&category=Love21_Tops&productid=2000183795

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Deconstructed Boyfriend Jeans-Comfortable to wear with a little edge. Not to mention trendy!
http://www.destinationmaternity.com/mobile/Product.asp?Product_Id=905190052&MasterCategory_Id=MC6

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Overalls-Also comfortable to wear and the cutest when worn at pregnancy long or short! http://m.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?productId=1332_3870_826

Caleb Pick of the Week-Marjorie Harvey

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Mrs. Harvey is one bad looking lady and Steve better watch out! I can’t get enough of her stylish looks!  Everytime she steps out she does it with with style and grace. Just this past week Marjorie gave us a little of everything as she walked the streets of Paris for the Fall 2015 Haute Couture Fashion Week.

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Look 1: Rock Star worthy in 2015 Fall Fendi short fringed mini dress with matching cape

Look 2: Sexy Chíc in 2015 Spring Elie Saab mini also with cape

Look 3: Bold & Sophisticated in 2014 Fall Giambattista Valli stripped midi dress with drapping

I think my favorite is look #3 because I totally would rock it!  What’s yours?

Photos courtesy of Instagram

Winning!

One of the good things about having children close in age is that the clothes from one pregnancy, generally work for the next. This dress is no exception! I find it funny how originally, I could only see myself wearing this dress when I was pregnant.

I remember when I first bought this dress thinking “this is only temporary.” Little did I know,  I just needed the right time to wear it with just the right piece! I guess I just created another great look for even after pregnancy… winning!

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Chambray Top & Jewelry-Nordstrom/Dress-Burlington Coat Factory/Shoes-Minnetonka

A Piece of Her

I normally don’t wear scarves out in public, however since it’s about time for me to switch up the hair, I decided to try something new.  This scarf actually belong to my grandmother (on my mom’s side) and it is from Ghana in West Africa. I never had the pleasure of meeting her before she passed away, so when my mom gave me one of her scarves,  I felt I had an instant connection to my heritage.
Today,  I wanted to share a little piece of that with the world. I have enjoyed the feedback when people tell me how much they love the print or how great it looks coordinated with my outfit. I especially love, when they ask, “where is it from?” Then I can proudly say, “It’s from Ghana and it belonged to my grandmother!” 🙂

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Blazer-Olivia Moon/Tee & Bracelet-Nordstrom/Boyfriend Deconstructed Jeans-Jolt/Pumps-BCBG/Earrings-Cindy’s Creations

The Truth About Black

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So those who were at my recent event, “A Stylish Affair” heard me talk a little bit on wearing the color black.  I have always suggested popping a little color in where you can to brighten up your look and to provide some contrast. The “truth about black” is simple…it’s always there.

Black is an easy color to find. It’s become a “if all else fails,” get it in black scenario. The color is also looked at as a comfort color in helping you look more “slimming” as we like to say. For others black can be sexy and inviting. However, with all the ways black can many make you feel, if your not careful it can make you complacent when it comes to your wardrobe.

Since it is an easy go to,  some of us get mentally trapped into having a closet full of black pieces without even realizing it! What you wear is often a representation of your mood. Think about,  when you go to a funeral what color do you often see everyone in from head to toe?  How is the mood?  If you answered the color black and somber,  you are right!

I challenge you  to assess your closet over the next few days and see how many black pieces you own.  From there,  think about pop pieces that you can add to make your outfits stand out. Instead of dressing in a way that may look sad or depressing, dress in a way that will not only brighten up your day,  but make you feel good too!

Picture courtesy of chaocampo.com