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 🙄. 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 👈🏾😂). 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! 🙂
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!!!
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 :).
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 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.)
Seen on Me:
Dress, Moda International, Goodwill $5 | Earring, Goodwill $3 | Clutch, Old |Sunnies, Marc Jacobs
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.