Tag: goodwill

Oversized Blazer + Best Jeans

Blazer, white blouse, blue jeans.  Classics. Staples. Effortless.  It’s my go to on Fridays (heeeeeyyyyy) and weekends.  I added a pop of color on my eyes with blue shadow and an orange necklace.

Every article and item was thrifted!!! Even the $298 J Brand Jeans I snagged at a consignment shop. 

Classic White + Black Wide Legs

I have a few favorite designers and brands (that I mostly like looking at in magazines) that are not ready to wear…most definitely not affordable ūüôĄ. ¬†One of those designers is Carolina Herrara. ¬†I loved her style and designs since I was a teenager (what black teenage girl from south Georgia likes Carolina Herrara ūüĎąūüŹĺūüėā). ¬†If I could describe my personal style and aethestic by designer, it’d be her. ¬†She and her designs are sheer class and exuberant of wealth (it’s munnayyy honey). ¬†She uses florals, silks, colors, womanly silhouettes amongst others.

She’s known for her staple white tops, a-line skirts or staple trousers. When deciding what to wear for my styling class with Celebrity stylist, Tierra Blount, I knew I wanted something simple, classic, chic, comfortable (long day and long drive) and stylish. ¬†I immediately knew I wanted to wear my wide leg trousers and a white top. *Sidebar: I’ve been on a white top kick and found several styles….all from Goodwill over the summer, I’m obsessed. I loved this look because it felt so Carolina.

If I had a camel wool coat, silk scarf and some super expensive brand…let’s say Chanel glasses…this could’ve easily gone Miranda Priestly and I would not have been mad! ūüôā

Sometimes for events…simplicity is best. ¬†I may make this my uniform. ¬†For a pop of color, I opted for the classic red, white and black look. ¬†You could definitely apply a red lip with this and be all the talk (I didn’t want to keep reapplying all day). The good thing about simple looks…simple accessories. ¬†This is perfect for your work, event, brunch, church…anywhere!!!

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Seen on Me:

Linen top, Thrifted $4 | Wide leg + High waisted trousers, Limited (RIP) $89 (so worth it) | Ralph Lauren belt, Thrifted $2 | Earrings, OLD (Dillards probably) | Heels, Dillards $15-20 | Kate Spade, Birthday Gift

I’m not letting go of summer….just going to drag it out forever #coastalgirl

While summer is winding down, you don’t have to only wear slacks and a button down for casual Friday’s. ¬†Denim will always be popular in my book. Dresses, jeans, tops…and I’ll add it to any outfit, as you know here. ¬†Just a simple denim addition can actually put that extra –umph or ¬†modernized your outfit for any age.

It’s no secret that I love mixing patterns and prints….today, let’s add some texture. ¬†Dressing for work, meetings, appointments or anything business casual/professional does not have to be mundane and repetitive. ¬†Try mixing your suit separates and trousers with a bold top– in this case, I opted for a sequins J. Crew top and my blue blazer from a ¬†matching suit paired with some straight leg trousers.

This top is commanding and it’s paired with a print. The outfit itself speaks, so as usual, keep the accessories to a minimum…but add a pop of color. ¬†To offset the seasonal change, I paired with green earrings and a forest green bag that I can throw my Mac and planner…and a bunch of other crap into.

Try mixing your separates and tag me on social :).

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Seen on Me:

Sequins J. Crew Top, Goodwill $5 (regular $128) | Pants, Thrifted (probably less than $5) | Blazer, The Limited (before closing) | Bag, Target, old

Labor Day

Labor Day in south Georgia is filled with love bugs (highly annoying), muggy heat (still) and plenty of cookouts! ¬†This year, I headed over to my mentor’s house for her annual Labor Day cookout…food was so good and the weather held up beautifully. ¬†I’ve have this dress I thrifted about a year ago and only wore it once, but that occasion did it no justice (just a road trip). ¬†When looking for something to wear, I knew I wanted something light and breathable, comfortable and a dash and spice.

Simple accessories. Hair pulled back. I wanted the dress to speak. If you’re a leggy girl like myself, you know it’s a strength (lol). ¬†I’m able to control this dress to be dowdy or sexy…this dress was a win. I’ve got the numbers I took that i’ll never call to prove it (elle. oh. elle.)

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Seen on Me:

Dress, Moda International, Goodwill $5 | Earring, Goodwill $3 | Clutch, Old |Sunnies, Marc Jacobs

Have a great and safe Labor Day!

 

Shift Dress + Simple Accessories

I love fitted dresses, but it’s good to be roomy and comfortable in a dress that isn’t swallowing me or makes me feel like Spongebob. ¬†Enter a shift dress! ¬†They flow with your movements and natural body lines. They can be be worn casually or dressed up with simple accessories like I did here.

I’m just going to put it out there now…i’m going to be rocking every shade of peach, peach nude, peach nectar, burnt peach, sweet peach….all peach/salmon/orangey-gold color family all summer. ¬†It’s definitely on trend this year….more importantly, Georgians claimed it first. ¬†I’ve especially been loving the peach toned makeup (shadows, blushes, highlights).

I’ve paired the peach makeup with this peach crop top. ¬†This is one outfit I wore with this top…very Carrie Bradshaw daytime. ¬†Little skin peeking through and a random accessory–a scarf as a belt. ¬† The bronze¬†and gold in the scarf compliments the cream high waisted pants and bronze heels perfectly. ¬†The only thing i’m missing? My shimmering Bronze Goddess body oil.

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Seen On Me:

Lace Crop Top, RMC Boutique $28 | Hi-Waisted Linen Pants, Goodwill $4.98 |Earrings, Dillards Clearance, $5.98 | Michael Kors iPad Envelope, Old |Shoes, OLLLLD | Scarf, Goodwill, $1

 

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