I’m back! It’s been quite a long break from blogging and social media but I think I’m finally ready to get back into my routine. The most important thing I’ve learned is that doing what you love should not come with stress, you should enjoy it and make the best of it.
Can you believe this shoot was in November of last year?! I’m so happy to finally be writing about Wynwood and how much fun it was to explore. It was truly breathtaking to be able to see such unique art throughout so many streets in Miami. You really learn a lot by taking all this in.
I absolutely loved my outfit, so chic! This overall dress over a white tee and some cute heels was perfect for exploring the town. Of course, my Beau Bag from Kate Spade couldn’t miss this either! These brown heeled sandals really accent the black and white, making this color block a classic. Unfortunately the Beau Bag is no longer on Kate Spade’s site, but I’ve linked a great dupe below.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, can you believe it? I sure can’t. Time is flying by and we aren’t even noticing it. I’m glad I waited until today to write this post because if there is 1 thing I have been thankful for my entire life, it’s my sister. She is my soulmate, my person, my everything. Honestly, she is the only one who will not judge me no matter the situation, ever. We are so different yet the same, & our bond is one no one could ever break. So to Jazmine everyone, because she will always be the center of my heart.
One thing I loved about this shoot is that our outfits match our personalities and style so perfectly. It’s one of those things that if it would have been planned, it would not have come out this good! I’m as girly as it gets, and I sure dress that way and she is more on the urban casual side. Jazmine has all the cute and casual clothes in her closet, lacking the really nice and dressy clothes. I am the opposite, I have more elegant and dressy than I do casual. So you can imagine how that goes when it comes to borrowing clothes.
My top is from Express of course, I feel like I shouldn’t even have to tell you guys anymore, literally more than 50% of my clothes are from Express. I got it on Clearance for such a great deal. Under $20! Here it is for an additional 50% off! My jeans are from Hollister and I love them, they are the only black pair I own, but I for sure wants to get other styles. My sister’s jeans are from Hollister as well, and we always fight over these because they fit her so much better and I just don’t want to give them to her haha, I have hope I will be able to fix them one day. (probably not) They are just so big on me! Here are some similar! It is 50% site wide right now, go go go! Take advantage of the early Black Friday deals. My shoes I got at TJ Maxx for under $40! Click here for just as cute heels. They are Kenneth Cole and I’m in love with them, they are perfect to give your outfit the simple pop it needs. Check out my sisters boots, so perfect for this outfit she is wearing to give it the urban casual look.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and be thankful for lots! We are so much luckier than we think we are!
Yay its Thursday! That means the weekend is right around the corner!
Well hello, this is my second blog post in a row this week, maybe I’m back on a roll, but knock on wood so I don’t jinx it! Let me just say, I love natural pictures. Although I don’t have the highest quality camera or someone who edits my photos for me, I am lucky enough to have what is available to me, and I like seeing natural surroundings around my pictures. Like in this one, just makes it so much more real.
Back to this look, I really wanted to put a look together that would take me to a casual night out either for a date or with my girls. This stylish sweater is perfect because it is not too dressy, not flashy, and super comfortable, yet still a stylish and unique piece. The turtle neck gives off some fall vibes while not making me too hot since after all, we are in Florida. Added some cut off jeans, my FAVORITE pair of heels, and a pop of color, and we’re set!
When I say, my favorite pair of heels, I mean it! Like I’ve mentioned before I love strappy heels, anything I can make a bow with, you believe I’m making it. We all love the nudes, and these heels are the perfect shade of nude and taupe. They give your outfit a classy look without doing too much or too little, like I said, perfect. & of course, we all need a red bag, especially when it’s the holidays. This is also the perfect size, you can fit so much more than you think in it. If you don’t own a Kate Spade Maise handbag girls, you need one!
I know I’ve been terribly MIA but I honestly wanna blog because it’s what I love not because I feel like I have to. So I’m just taking my time and taking things as they come. On other note, it’s Halloween! I hope everyone has a wonderful night and stays safe out there. I’ll be at home packing because I’m moving this weekend, yay! Me any my sister got to visit the cutest pumpkin patch in Hyde Park over the weekend and had so much capturing some greats shots!
When I bought this flannel, I knew I would wear it the day I went to the pumpkin patch because it was just the perfect thing to wear! I love it, and check out the ruffles and bell sleeves, so pretty! Gives you the chance to dress it up or down. My leggings are super comfy and if there’s anything I can pair with leggings, you bet I’m doing it! My boots I love too! They are from Diesel, and I could wear them all day. Check out Express to shop my leggings and flannel!
I feel so MIA lately, and I’m sorry guys but I have just been feeling a little discouraged this past week. My life is just so routinely busy every single day, from working 12 hour days to coming home and choosing whether I want to cook, clean, write, do homework, or just go to bed. I also feel pressure to keep up with this blog, pressure to be on top of social media, to grow my followers, to keep up with the people that follow me so I can show love back to them, and so much more. I started this because I love fashion, and I love to write, and the least thing I want is to feel pressured to do what I love because I feel like I have to keep up with so many things, or post more often than I do… read more about finding a balance in my blog post (here). I’d love to hear what you do to find or keep you daily life balance and what tips have helped you create it.
Now back to fashion! The neckerchief trend is one of my favorite trends recently, and whether it’s for fall, summer or winter, you can wear it any season. Plus, it is not even close to fall here in Florida yet! This is one of my favorite shoots, my sister really out did it with these photos, and thank God I have her! The neckerchief really put the missing piece on my outfit, it just makes your look so trendy & this is the same bandana I was wearing on my head from my last blog post. It really is a neckerchief though but the best part about it, is you can wear it both ways, and that is was only $2!! Now let me tell you about the cutest shoes, EVER! Thanks to my little tiny feet, I can usually fit into kid sizes, and this was one of those times. I got these babies for under $20 at Burlington, yes yes yes, under 20$! Such a steal! I fell in love immediately once I saw them, and size 4 kids, thank Jesus for my tiny feet! They’re so stylish for any outfit, and the big bow on top is another trend I’ve seen lately. Shoes like this have been on my shopping list and I found the perfect ones for a great deal. I have also paired basically the exact same shoe for under $20 as well from ASOS. Shop my look below lovelies! My jeans are currently up to 70%, and my top is under $10. Get to shopping!
Before I begin, I’m thinking this would have been a great 4th of July outfit but I hadn’t started my blog yet, so it’s happening now. Let me begin with that I was feeling like a total diva in this outfit, mainly due to the earrings, headband, and sunglasses. It’s amazing how accessories can either make or break your look but these definitely made mine! This look is by far one of my favorites, I felt so good in it and I love wearing bandanas in my hair, it just makes any look that much better. Who doesn’t love a cute bow or knot in their hair. My t-shirt I got for FREE from American Eagle, I love free goodies. It was a while ago, probably around the 4th of July, it was one of those spend $50 and get a free t-shirt sales stores do from time to time. I remember me and my sister put our shopping items together so that we could get the shirt. It is so soft and comfortable and I tied a little knot on the side and tucked it in so it wasn’t so long. My jeans are from Express of course, again, so comfortable and stylish, my favorite! They are currently on sale plus an extra 40% off!! You see why I love Express so much? This is the perfect street style outfit, which explains why I chose to shoot in the heart of downtown Tampa. I’ve had these earring for so long and just now wore them, I tend to buy things and while waiting for the perfect moment to wear them, I never wear them. I gotta stop doing that. But now that I have this corner of the web, I’m bringing out all the things I haven’t been able to wear. Back to the earrings, the flower detail is so cute, and they match my favorite sunglasses so nicely. My bandana I got for $2 people, $2 at Burlington, it’s unique because the back end of it is built like a necklace, meaning it is a neckerchief too! I love finding such great deals like this, they leave me speechless. For this stroll downtown, I chose these low block heels because they are truly so comfortable for walking if you decide you want to wear heels. Not to mention they have been marked down even more, on sale now for only $24! Paired my flower embroidered Kate Spade purse cross-body to match my earrings too, and my absolute favorite Fossil watch ever! My fiancée gifted it to me in our first year of dating, and I think it’s so unique, and I’ve never ever seen it on anyone else. Keep scrolling to shop my look! I’ve paired great dupes due to my shirt being free, and some of my other pieces being no longer in stock, but they are still great looks for less, and super cute! I’d never point you in the wrong direction.
& I’d love to always hear feedback on the dupes I link, is it close enough to what’s in my outfit? Other questions I’d love to hear are,
Living in Florida, we all know bikini season doesn’t end until late October and sometimes even through November, so I buy bikinis all year long and this year I have for sure out done it. Having a Jet Ski does not help with the excessive bikini shopping either, but I can’t help that I could not pass up one this cute. Today on the blog, I am sharing the cutest and girliest bikini I now own. My beautiful friend has recently started her own bikini shop on Instagram named Swimsuits Paradise, and well, it isparadise! She has the most adorable little girl, and she dedicates herself to taking care of her everyday while trying to promote her small business. These bikinis are so unique and there’s one for everyone’s personal style. Like this one I have purchased, has my name written all over it, it is so girly, just like me! I love love love the flower detail and it’s PINK, of course my favorite color. There’s more! It’s also reversible, a lot of the bikinis are, what more could you ask for? We all know, reversible bathing suits aren’t very common nowadays so the fact that Swimsuits Paradise offers a variety of some is definitely a deal breaker. Let alone, they are not pricey at all. They run from $20 US dollars each for the two pieces, plus shipping. The quality is just as good as any Victoria Secret bikinis that run for that price or higher for just one piece. I really want to help her build her business a little more, so I would love to send my readers her way. So go go go! Go ahead and take a peek at her Instagram page here and DM her for any questions or with a screenshot of the bikini that you want! She will send you the link to checkout through her personal PayPal account and she will mail it straight to your doorstep.
The packaging is so simple and cute, looks like a little bundle of happiness!
My sunnies are from Fossil and these are the probably the only sunglasses I have ever truly splurged on, & I love them. They’re under $100 and save 25% off when you sign up for their emails! They are actually men’s sunglasses but I liked them better than the women’s. My hat says “uh huh honey” super cute from Pacsun, I got it a while ago, but I was able to find one of a different color at Brandy Melville’s brand website. Brenda Melville is sold at Pacsun for those of you who are not familiar with the brand, but they also have their own web page.