Swing Dresses and OTK Boots

I’m definitely a fan of swing dresses. I love swing dresses because they’re versatile from season to season. Also, swing dresses are flattering on women of all shapes. I’m a woman with a curvier lower body. Traditionally, I’m described as pear shaped and I’m a proud pear. Though I love my pear shape, I do like to wear dresses that balance out my shape. I like balancing my shape out mainly for fit reasons. It can be very difficult for me to find dresses that fit both my upper and lower body. Most of the time I have to alter…

How I keep my long hair healthy

Lately, several people have commented on how long my hair is and how much it’s grown this year. In this post, I’m outlining the way I care for my long hair. My hair care routine isn’t an elaborate process but it does require some work. Also, I should mention that I have long, thick, oily hair. Even though I have thick hair the texture of my hair is fine and delicate. I have to be very careful with my hair by being gentle, using quality products, and minimal heat. Let’s talk hair cuts If you want long hair there is…

Style Guide: Adding Pieces That Pop

Add pieces that pop, sounds easy enough huh? Well, that is exactly what we’re going to talk about today. Nothing makes me happier than an all black outfit. Remember when I refused to give up wearing black even in summer, and I was obsessed with the summer LBD? Yeah, I’m out of control sometimes with the color black. If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past year of blogging it’s what works for my shape and what doesn’t. That realization also covers color. I’ve learned some colors flatter my body while others just don’t. Sounds simple enough but…

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Trying new cosmetics is such fun! I’m not going to play it down, I get really excited. I had the fun opportunity of trying the Matte Creme Lip Crayon c/o Bite Beauty. The colors were rich and all around awesome. I love the smooth look of a lip crayon. I play with lip colors quite often but I tend to use the same color palette . Usually, I switch between a gloss and matte pink shade. I was super excited to try these shades because they were a bit different than my usual color palette. Plus, I’ve been using lip…

Style Guide: Mixing Vintage with Current Trends 

A question I often hear is: How do I add vintage items into my wardrobe without looking outdated? Or my personal favorite – Are you buying that? and, Are you really going to wear that? (referring to a vintage item). The answer is, heck yes! Do you think style trends were just born all of a sudden? No, trends are most often modified repeats from previous eras. This blouse is one such item I got a few bad comments on when I purchased it. I scored this awesome creme blouse for $3.00 at a local thrift store. I’ve lovingly referred…

Be Bold Series: Boudoir Photos

I discovered the amazing Misfit 29 Studios on Instagram and it was love at first sight. They produce the most amazing and quality photos I’ve ever seen. I included only one photo from my shoot due to privacy but trust me the outcome and quality of my photos is amazing! Their work is both sexy and bold with a touch of glam! Instantly, I knew I wanted to work with them. I’ve had this feeling lately that I want to do something bold. Something that would be outside my comfort zone and something I could treasure. An investment for me…

Warm tones and frayed hem denim

Mixing Frayed Hems with Warm Tones How many of you remember destroying the hems of your jeans in high school? Come one, be honest. The more worn the hems were the cooler the pair of jeans. Flash forward, and I’m loving present day frayed hems. I love mixing warm tones and frayed hem denim. Polished distressed denim is one of favorite looks. I know that sounds like a double standard and in some ways it probably is. When I wear distressed denim I want it to be the adult form of distressed. Meaning, I can dress it up and I…

Madonna & Co. Boutique and Beauty Bar

I recently discovered Madonna & Co. Boutique and Beauty Bar. They offer unique apparel and beauty bar services for women. A true boutique offers high quality and unique products, not low quality or generic merchandise. That is the exact vibe I gathered while viewing the Madonna & Co. Boutique and Beauty Bar About Page, Blog, and product selection. I love their bold, unique, yet classic clothing options. Like this Jacquard Dress and this Shearling Maxi Coat. Madonna & Co. also gives off an obvious empowered woman vibe along with a love of fashion and beauty. I love seeing women take…

Denim and Plaid with Edge

I love plaid, this is no secret. When I think of plaid I think of the 90’s. More specifically, the mid to late 90’s, when I had major alternative rock tones trending in my outfits. No shame here, I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. I love plaid but I can’t say I’m in love with the way plaid is often styled. Mainly, I’m against the puff vest trend. You won’t find me wearing one of those puffed vest things. I can’t do it. I feel ridiculous. You will spot me wearing plaid tucked, unbuttoned, with skirts, and…

Kenra Professional Snail CC Creme

Keeping long hair healthy can be a challenge. I’ve been growing my hair out for roughly the last three years. I finally have long hair so, I’m extra careful in making sure I use products that will keep my hair healthy. What are the traits of healthy hair? Smooth, shiny, and strong. I had the exciting opportunity to review the new Kenra Professional Platinum Snail CC Creme c/o of Kenra Professional. Snail CC Creme? Sounds unique huh? So, what is Snail CC Creme? Kenra Professional Snail CC Creme is a hair care product that is infused with a concentrated blend…

Summer Flashback: The Chambray Shirt

Summer flashbacks are happening in this post. Summer is over but guess what? You don’t have to give up all your favorite summer pieces. I’m carrying over my favorite chambray shirt into fall with touches of cognac and chestnut. I’m not one of those people who pack up their clothes and store them season to season. To be completely honest I don’t even know how to begin the process of season storage. My wardrobe goals are mix it up and keep it flowing. Meaning, I want to be able to transition as many of my wardrobe pieces season to season…

Tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals

5 Tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals For me, motivation is as important as water. Why? Because I love to dream, plan, build, and reach my goals. It takes a ton of mental power to reach goals. The body needs food and water to function. Motivation is the food and water so to speak of reaching goals. Today, I’ve put together tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals. Don’t compare yourself to others I struggle with this one, not going to lie. I think human nature plays a part in comparing…

Style Crush: 5 Tory Burch Pieces I love

I have a a few brands I truly love and Tory Burch is one of those brands. Today I’m style crushing over a few Tory Burch items that are on my wishlist. When I think of Tory Burch I immediately think of stand-alone pieces that compliment, enhance, and complete some of my favorite outfits. Tory Burch offers wardrobe essentials that add a unique timeless edge while remaining modern. I have several Tory Burch items I’m craving this season. I rounded up four of my favorite Tory Burch must have essentials. I own some of these pieces already and the others…

Stitch Fix: The Minimalist & Geometric Prints

  stitchfix.com I’m a minimalist, this is no secret. Even though I’m a minimalist I enjoy adding some pieces that pop to my wardrobe and personal style. Adding standout pieces requires structure. The key is don’t go overboard and stick to only one area of the outfit. Lately, I’ve tried a few subscription style clothing services. I purchased this geometric mini through Stitch Fix. (you can check out my review here). I instantly fell in love with this piece the moment I opened the package. I was immediately drawn to the geometric pattern and variations, the A-line cut, and the…

Levi’s & Boots – Does it get any better?

Fall is in full swing and I’m so happy I can’t stand it! With the changing temps comes endless comfy looks. If you can’t tell from my last couple of posts, I’ll remind you – I’m obsessed with Fall. I don’t know if anyone else feels this way but Fall is the season of mystery for me. The air feels crisp, the leaves are falling, and the air has a bit of mystery behind it. Maybe it’s because Halloween is coming up, I don’t know, but I do know, I love it. We explored an adorable coffee shop this weekend…