Things That Make You Go Mmmm…

So I don’t get it. What’s going on with making of denim these days? Over the last month I have seen denim, in my opinion, at its worst. Personally, I love a great relaxed pair of boyfriend denim jeans with tasteful deconstruction. Nowadays, there is nothing tasteful, tactful or presentable about some of the denim out there. To top it off, some of these styles are designer brands costing upward of $1000!


Personally I just can’t make sense of spending a $1000 or even $20 for a 1/3 of a jean. If I were into any of the above styles, you better believe I would by the cheapest pair of jeans I could find and DIY! I get that as time goes on that change is expected with fashion and looks tend to get reinvented. However, where do you draw the line of inappropriate and just silly?

How do you feel about the above styles? Would you wear them and if so where to?

The Nakedness of “S.T.Y.L.E”

It was such an honor to have author, speaker and teen girl advocate, Amanda Eaddy Oliver at the “A Stylish Affair Event” on April 29th! She gave such an empowering message on taking care of yourself with brilliant look on “style.” Today, she exudes confidence and enjoys teaching others how to do the same.


“How we truly look on the outside depends on what is going on inside. Our appearance (make up, no make-up, stylish, plain, clean kept, messy etc.) doesn’t depend on anyone else but ourselves.

We control STYLE.

When was the last time you were okay with your nakedness?

I mean, no make-up, no designer tags/bags, shoes, hair undone, stretch marks, dimples, pudges and more?

At one time in my life, my nakedness hurt. I couldn’t stand to see myself fully unclothed. It was a reminder of what I hadn’t accomplished. Those dreams that hadn’t been fulfilled. These were moments where I felt hopeless. 

These were times where my identity was tied to my relationships. However they viewed me was who I was. Because I couldn’t embrace my nakedness, I had no style.

Do you stare at the mirror and like what you see? That matters! Our views on ourselves control how we dress and how we function in this world. It controls how we communicate with others.

Our nakedness dictates our style.

True Style is:

S-Satisfaction

T-Tolerance

Y- You

L-Learning

E-Excellence

In order to reach these levels in style, you must first get naked, stripping yourself of everything and sitting still.

Satisfaction says “ I am not trying to be like anyone else but who God says I should be.” Stop the searching, trying to find yourself in others. Your identity doesn’t exist in them but in Him.

Tolerance says “ I can deal with me, flaws and all. God created a masterpiece when he created me. I am necessary.” Who you are is great. You are not a mistake. Be okay with your presence alone.
Check back tomorrow to learn part 2 of “The Nakedness of S.T.Y.L.E.” 😉

Victoria Beckham for Target Collaboration

This past Sunday was the reveal of Victoria Beckham’s collobration with Target in store and it was pretty cool! Prior to hitting my local Target I checked out Beckham’s designs online so I had an idea of what I would be seeing. I definitely think that the clothes online did not do the items in store justice! Being able to view the merchandise in person allows you to try it on and most importantly, feel what the fabrication is like. 

The collection itself was a nice welcome into Spring providing fresh colors that popped along with prints that brought about the beauty of Nature. Even though I appreciated the ode to Nature,  I’m not a fan of having insects on my clothes and neither was Olivia. She wasnt feeling the bee print and if I had to choose, I would have gone with a ladybug since they don’t sting or chase after you! 






In my final observation, I liked how there were “mommy and me” outfits and could definetly see Beckham and her daughter Harper rocking a few of the styles. Especially the ones with the scalloped details. As for me, I got to try on only one dress that Olivia and I could wear together, however it was a little to short and theses hips were not made for the style. I would have tried on a couple more coordinated pieces, however the baby was crying non stop until I picked him up!

Overall, I love Beckham’s style. Kudos for her making her line affordable (price range $6-$70) and in plus sizes going up to a 3X! I did think the kids line was more enjoyable then the women’s, although the fit was about true to size. My daughter however, had to go down two sizes for fit because of how generous the cuts were and she is already tiny (she is almost 5 years old and would have needed a 3T). Nonetheless, below are a few pieces that I thought were adorable on my Muffins. 






This last one is my favorite! I may have to order online since her size was not available in store.  What do you think?

Warm, Cozy and Chíc

Who says that this Winter season you can’t dress warm and still look good at the same time? This is why I love my oldie, but goody, snood! Lol. This poncho like sweater has been amazing over the years because it has not only kept me warm, but has also been a stylish fashion accessory allowing me to wear it more than one way. 

I have not only worn my snood dressed up for work, but for a business casual look with trouser jeans, boots and a long sleeve tee. I have also worn it over my head in place of a hat. I just love the versatility and the fact that it’s a style anyway can wear is a plus! I’m all about those statement pieces and this one was well worth the investment!  

What are your favorite stylish piece this season? 

Snood & Trousers-Nordstrom/Blouse-Anne Klein/Glasses-Cover Girl/Pumps-Macy’s 

Trending: Kimono’s

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Another awesome trend for this season are Kimono’s!  This hippie chíc style is versatile for a casual look as well as dressed up. With fringes or without, long or short, everyone can rock this style! Not to mention, it’s the perfect piece for attending Cochella! Get these looks and others at Forever 21 starting just under $14!

Photos courtesy of Forever21

Menswear: Ways to Wear Suiting

Fellas are you getting the most out of your suiting? I usually tell my female clients when purchasing a new suit, if there is 3 piece option, take it (this includes a jacket, pant and skirt)! Why you ask? Because you can create multiple ways to wear it. Secondly, when you don’t buy your suit as a set and you buy separates to match what you already own, you run the risk of the dye lot not matching (this is usually all the time from what I’ve found).  Frankly put, when it comes to suiting, invest now and thank yourself later!

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Photo courtesy of J.Crew

Celeb Pick of the Week-Blake Lively

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Blake Lively is also one of the latest celebrity stars to have just given birth and is looking amazing! Blake’s first major appearance was at the Gabriela Cadena show during New York Fashion Week this past Thursday. Her black and white low cut bodycon dress by Gabriela Cadena featured two zippers down the bottom half, allowing her to adjust for just enough leg!
I have always loved Blake’s style and her great fashion sense. This dress is perfect on her and I especially love the white Christian Louboutin strap up pumps. Lastly, her jacket just over her shoulders and the pop of yellow from her clutch says she is all about mixing a little business with pleasure!

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