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Have you ever wanted to just tell everyone to leave you alone? I hate to admit it, but that’s how I’ve felt lately. Glad I can still share a smile, because I’m seriously considering taking a break from “people-ing” to focus on my sanity. As this has been my mood lately, I thought this was the perfect post and outfit to share.

I am not upset, just tired of people pleasing. This year is supposed to be about me and my growth and I am starting to forget that. I am on a mission to become who God has called me to be and in that comes some difficulties. As vulnerable as this post is, I do not want to give out too much as it may seem personal to some.  I have come quite a ways from the old me and I am trying my hardest to not return to that way. Please keep me in your prayers and thoughts throughout the next few days as I get back to focusing on me.

Outfit details: Overalls- Target- SIMILAR | Shoes- Ami Clubwear- SIMILAR| Shirt- Thrifted- SIMILAR

Photo Cred: Jaimee Lynn Cheeks

Forgotten Post| Brown Skin, Dream Girl!

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Hey there,

So with everything going on in life, I forgot to share this look with you all. So as you all know this season has been overly busy for me with wedding planning, working, running Fashion with Care, and trying to stay on top of life. With that being said, I decided to do this fun post by telling you a little about a passion I have.

As you can see in the pics above, my shirt says “Be an Icon.” That is something I truly believe and want to live by. Not many people know, but I love the Arts! I love everything music, Broadway, Theatre, etc. I even graduated from a performing arts High School. I have never proclaimed that I should be famous on account of the arts, but I do think I have a little talent and can be iconic in my own way.

Lately, I have been reflecting on some of my regrets and mistakes. One of my biggest regrets is not taking my dance classes serious in high school, and one of my mistakes was not continuing to dance once I graduated. Once I got to college, I realized I was starting to lose my connection with the arts in general. I’ve been a theatre girl since I can remember. Not as an actress, but someone who just appreciates the art of theatre.

Once this wedding madness is over and I adjust to being a newlywed (if that is a thing) I plan to spend some time volunteering with the Civic Theatre here in my city (my future husband will laugh at this soon, I’m sure). My reasoning for that is because it is not only something I am passionate about, but the arts make me happy. In the last 5 years I have probably only seen 4 shows. Cirque Du Soleil twice (Quidam and OoVoo), Caroline or change, and Black Violin. This to me is not enough as I proclaim to be a lover of the arts. Between this year and next year I will do better, and get my artistic mind back in a better place.

Details of this look: Shirt-5below| Skirt-Target| Jacket-Thrifting| Scarf-??| Boots-Target

Photography: Maa’lik Falsetto

Ugly jeans, but I have polka dots!

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Hey there,

As we are in that Gray area between Winter and Spring (which is still Winter haha), I thought I’d share one more winter look I have. I love the layering and colors that the Winter season allows, but I must admit I am pumped for Spring to arrive. As I finish out this season as strong as I know how, I wanted to share how I dress up a pair of $15 jeans!

So you all know by now, I am trying to move away from fast fashion as much as possible and it will take some time, but as the majority of my closet consist of cheaply made quick things I thought I’d go ahead and get these out.

You know how you have that pair of jeans that you never wear because they don’t seem to look right on you? Well here are mine, they were $15 bucks and much cuter in the store than they are on me. This explains why you don’t buy things just because they’re cheap! Anywho, I figured I already have them and they don’t get much play so let’s take them for a spin to see what we come up with. As I am not a fan of the bright tan seams in the pants, which is the only thing I really dislike about them (How did I miss that in the store?) I decided to play off of them instead. To take the daunting effect of the choice of thread in these jeans especially in the inner seams and upper area, I decided on a lightweight tan duster vest and a polka dot shirt to make them a focal point in the outfit instead.

This effect turned out much better than I expected actually. Not only did it make the seams a highlight of the outfit, it allowed me to wear all blue from head to toe basically! One color win (minus the duster vest).To add some fun to this look I chose my studded blue and gold pumps with my coined statement necklace, and I had a hit. This outfit may have to be repeated in the Fall now that I know how to play on those terrible seams!

Hope you enjoyed!

Photography: Maa’lik Falsetto

A little “fleshy,” transitioning to Spring

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Hey fashion lovers,

Have you begun to think about how you will transition into Spring? I know the ground hog saw his shadow and this past election season makes the Winter seem a bit longer, but all in all, Spring is coming and we must prepare ourselves!! One of the things I really want to get out on the blog soon is moving away from fast fashion, which I will share with you all very soon so stay tuned.

As many of us will be transitioning from Winter to Spring very soon (if not already) I wanted to share some tips that may help this transition become a little easier, and a bit more fun.

  1. Don’t rush the sandals, ease into a baby doll shoe, or sling back, ankle boots and booties are also an excellent choice.
  2. Keep the scarf and change the length of the shirt sleeves. Move into 3 quarter and short sleeves.
  3. Bring the leather back out. I know, I know it’s better in Fall but invest in a light weight leather jacket. If you’re anything like me invest in a few. They have really cute faux leather Spring colored jackets at a lot of stores.
  4. Joggers are an excellent substitute for wearing jeans everyday. I have on a lightweight pair above.
  5. Ankle Pants win every time!!! You can keep the long sleeve shirt when you wear them too, they even work well with light weight sweaters.
  6. Wear a vest instead of a Blazer, gives you a classic/professional look, but lightens the “look and feel of Winter.”
  7. Wear those red lipsticks, but get comfortable in the nudes and pinks too.
  8. Mix light and dark colors while the season is still right. Dark jeans or black are still good colors to wear but mix them with a pop of pink or yellow, even a soft green, and don’t forget about a nice clean white top with colorful jewelry.
  9. Don’t be afraid to wear a skirt, Move away from the tights and move into the flesh tone nylon (stockings) era. Show off those legs a little.
  10. Sexy eye candy. Invest in some super cute shades! Have about 2 pair to mix and match with different looks. Believe me, they make a difference

Looking for more tips and pics sign up for my NEWSLETTER and get the in on 4 must have pieces as well 8 more transition tips being released tomorrow February 22nd, 2017.

I plan to revisit these tips with some pictures for you in the near future! Tell me if you liked these tips and I can bring you more transition goodies as you like!

Now on to this outfit that involves Fast fashion, a little winter, and a peek of Spring. I am seen wearing a thrifted outfit aside from my shoes. The faux woolish/fur vest and these pants were both thrifted at my local good will. I found this long sleeve tee that I tied up at another local gem and paired it with these high heels booties to show off a little skin while still having some fun in between seasons. As much as I am going to miss buying so much “Fast fashion,” I know it will be worth it in the end. Stay tuned!