Holiday Outfit Inspiration- Fab 5 Fashionista’s

The countdown is on Divas! Do you have your holiday look ready? With the holiday’s right around the corner, you are going to need Christmas party, dinner date, girls night out, New years eve party outfits! Whelp me and my girls teamed up to bring you a variety of ideas! From dressy to casual anything that will satisfy your hearts desires! Well buckle up because we have some juicy details coming up!

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Let’s jump right into it with me and this winter winter white with a touch of sparkle! That’s right I know you diva’s love sparkles around this time of year and so do I. Let’s start from the foot work this time. Ladies I love a good bootie and sparkly one at that and  and of course Justfab got me right! She’s a bootie stiletto she is 4.5 inches but hunny she’s comfortable and definitely will make a statement.

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I paired her with these all white wide leg high waisted pants with a tie! Ladies you already know I love a good wide leg pant and tase fit perfect. Can you guess where I got these beauties form? Yep that’s right New York and company and my matching ombre and white off the shoulder sweater is as well. Cough cough do you ladies remember this sweater from last year? Thats right you know i love to recycle outfits from where Emanee’s Closet!

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This look is perfect for a holiday party, work function and even Christmas dinner! How will you rock a holiday pant outfit?


 

Okay Ladies now it’s time to shop my girls looks

Reyni of Curls and High Heels

Looking for a classy jumpsuit with sparkles? Yes sparkles are in but with a classy all black twist! I absolutely love this look. But I know this jumpsuit and my no bootie little boob self couldn’t fill it out. Reyni has the perfect shape and curves that make this look sexy and classy. Head on over to her blog to get all the details!

Lydia of Chictostreetstylemom

Let me just say I have this same dress and I styled it the same exact way! Great fashionistas sister think alike!!! Ladies this green is amazing and if you don’t have it go get it!!! Lydia styled this dress perfectly from day to night! there’s not a place where you can’t wear this! Go to her blog to find out the details!

Mary of Curlybrydiechirps

Plaid anyone? We all know plaid is super trending and especially for the holiday season! Mary stayed this all plaid look. I must say I would be terrified to do plaid on plaid but she just gave me a boost of confidence to face my fears and just do it! Where would you wear this look? I would wear it to a holiday party for sure, out and about. heck I love making statements! Head on over to her blog to find out all the details!

Yolanda of Curlypetiterenee

When in doubt wear red? Yess Yolanda is giving us a super classy and fun red dress. This is a dress that I need in my closet. Looking for a red dress to get the party started? Head on over to Yolanda’s blog for all the deets!

So which is your favorite look? What will you be wearing for the holiday’s?

Xo happy fashion divas!

 

 

 

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I Might Be Vegan!

Hey Divas, So I Might Be Vegan! Okay Okay you all know I love to eat everything I can get my hands on except mushrooms. Ha okay so my girl Kimberly of Might Be Vegan reached out to me to try out her monthly vegan recipe subscription. Sure why not.. there was a time in my life where I considered myself a vegetarian.. Well it’s only because “Kosher” meat was hard to come by.

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However if you are vegan and are looking for great recipes or maybe thinking about it.. this is a great place to start! You Can start off with the 7 Day Jumpstart to vegan challenge for $11.95 or the In home Meal Planning subscription for $25/mo. Take you pick you won’t be disappointed! I opted to for the in home meal planning subscription and it has been  an amazing experience. Plants never tasted so good!

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I tried a few of the dishes and I honestly wished I had snapped a picture, but my hungry tail couldn’t wait to dig in! Hands down I never thought I could cook a vegan dish so good, but I did. Kim’s recipes and instruction made is easy to follow and to create a masterpiece! If you still aren’t sure Why not order some of Kim’s food for Thanksgiving. She is making Thanksgiving easy for you , family and friends! See all information below!

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Are you ready to take the walk to a plant base diet..? I’m not giving up meat however these are great alternatives to healthy eating!! I will be trying more of Kimberly’s recipes will you? Don’t forget to check out Kims website “Might Be Vegan” and instagram to stay update don new recipes, deals and events!

 

5 objectives to beat time! Goal Series part 2

Hey divas… it’s that time again motivational Monday. Part 2to the goal series. Be honest do you like these types of blogs? I hon still like writing these blogs to help inspire myself just as much to inspire you. I have come along way I promise I will spill out my entire life story one of these days…. and I don’t care if you judge any of it because it has made me who I am today. As I am still growing and learning through this thing we call life, I continue to make life goals for my self weather they are short or long term.

Now ladies we are driven by time. Let’s be honest by the age of 16 you should’ve obtained your drivers license and had your first kiss. By the age of 21 you should’ve graduated college and fell madly in love with the star basketball player or an engineer nerd (hence I married an aerospace engineer) and landed your dream job. By 25 you either married your prince or bought a house and a year later you had a baby. By the age of 30 you now had your PHD if you are a book worm or you are a big CEO of a fashion company and are on the board of directors for a girls mentoring program and let’s not forget you love being active in church…. okay okay you get what I’m the truth is nothing goes our way and time definitely doesn’t wait for your specific plans or go according to them either.

I’ve had to learn to roll with whatever God and that day, year gave me. None of the above things happened for me in that way. Matter fact they all happened when I stopped thinking and focusing on what society said I should have now.

This weeks objectives:

  1. Stop looking and listening to what everyone else has
  2. Set a specific goal it must be clear and well defined and measurable .
  3. Don’t base your goals on time. Time is delicate and should not be waisted as we know it goes fast. So instead make attainable goals and jump! Starting today, even if starting means researching and writing down a step process, or figuring out what it is you’re going to do. A plan of action.
  4. Relevant: make
  5. Start telling yourself daily that you can,you will, be successful ( please note that we will be discussing that word successful in another blog as it’s often misunderstood.

Now what’s even more crazy is that I sat here writ g this blog for syou all and something told me to just google how to attainable, relevant and time. Girl get out of here. The way I have ordered mine are not in that order but clearly we can I’m onto something. Look at God won’t he do it!

Okay divas I leave you with this let’s kick time in the butt and put our pen to that paper our fingers to the keyboard and get started today! No more ifs ands or buts. I claim it that you are more than who you think you are.

Xo happy fashion divas.


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The Fab Five Fashionistas #Alltogethernow T-Shirt Edition

Hey divas my girls and I are back at it again with another collaboration. We decided to choose something simple and style it however our fashion heats desired. Can you guess what we chose? It’s no secret that these divas love New York and Company and Gabrielle Unions collection. We are truly promoting her motto #Alltogethernow with this super chic T-shirt. Let’s dive into everyone’s look below.

I call my outfit the edgy or bad ass of the group. I chose to pair this cute Gabrielle Union t-shirt with of course a pair of soho ripped jeans from New York & Company. I stayed with this the,e by playing with accessories, with a leather hat, shades and of course the, bomb embroidered booties from shoedazzle. I truly enjoy collaborating with my girl gang. How would you style this this Gabrielle union T-shirt?


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T-Shirt | Jeans | Booties

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Next up is my twin Yolanda. Out of us 5 we decided to pair our look with Jeans! Thats right. Yolanda and I can get on motorcycle right now and ride out look hot and as a pair of Boss Chicks! Ha I love her look as she came with these 2 toned jeans also form the Gabriell Union collection along with these soft camel color booties! Let’s not forget her patrol purse that is to die for! Shop her look on her blog!

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My next 3 blogger sisters decided to pair their looks with skirts. but first lets take a look at Mary’s outfit. Can I say Hot fire. This looks says fierce, classy and hot fire with those red booties! Do I need to even break down this look.. Love how she paired this simple T with such a classic sellout wrap skirt also from the Gabrielle Union Collection. To top this look off she added just the right pop of color “red” to finish off this look. Head on over to Mary’s blog to shop her look.

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Reyni look is giving us… When Gabby meet’s Eva. She fixed New York & Company’s top designers collections to create this amazing look. Im totally loving the classic denim peplum skirt that gives the perfect silhouette to this T-shirt. Reni went with a longline blazer vest, heels and a floral bag to kick this look up a notch! Shop her look o her blog!

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wrapping this collaboration up with Lydia’s dynamite royal or is this cobalt blue skirt form the Gabrielle Union collection adds the perfect punch to the t-shirt. This skirt is another classic style as it elongates Lydia’s legs and accentuates her curves. She did an awesome job with her accessories to top this look off!! Shop Lydia’s look on her blog!

I love my bloggers sisters. Each are so unique and I absolutely love each of their styles. Which one is your favorite. make sure to shop everyone looks with the links I left above. Xo Happy Fashion Divas!

Blush Pink and Stripes!

We all draw inspiration from somewhere or someone. I remember growing up getting my first job at Seaworld with one of my best friends and earning our very first paycheck! We were so excited and all we could think about was going shopping! That’s exactly what we did. My mom took us to the San Ysidro Outlet is San Diego, CA. We shopped at Papaya the Nike outlet, Forever 21 and a few other stores. I saw this because we were totally bestie to the point we bought matching outfits. I am going to try my hardest to find some pictures of us matching! okay So I couldn’t find it.. Vanessa if you got it send it over lol!!

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Today I don’t find myself matching with any women but gaining inspiration from my blogger sisters. Today I took some classy and fashionable inspo from my blogger sister Danni Howard the Modern.Day.Classic. She’s super fun, has a great classy style but makes it modern for the everyday women! I totally love it and her.

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With that being said dive into this classic look.

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I love stripes, from pants, jackets, blouses purses. Stripes can add pop to a classic look or make you look bold and edgy! In this case. I found these crop wide leg split ankle paperbag pants… (whew that was a lot) from TJMAXX. These light weight pants serve for a blend between going to work and or a weekend vibe. I paired these pants with a simple chiffon tank blouse also from TJMAXX for only $7.99!

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Keeping this look simple and classy, I chose to pair this outfit with complimentary blush pink block heels. My odd shape shiny pink bag is a perfect match. Both heels and purse are from Justfab.

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I’m in love with this look and if I had pink espadrilles I would have wore them just like Danni did!Let me know if you style an outfit like this or how would you style your stripe pants?

xo Happy Fashion Divas!


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Coachella Vibes

So the truth is.. I missed the Coachella 2018.. but that doesn’t mean this outfit isn’t giving me hippie, bohemian Coachella vibes! It’s friday and boy am I ready to enjoy some sun! I’m going to keep it short and simple today. I have been featuring clothes from Versona more on the blog as I used to shop there when I lived in Virginia. Versona is the same boutique as Cato Fashion. They have similar styles and great quality, I honestly like Versona a bit better.

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This bell sleeve tribal print off the shoulder top is from Versona. I love the colors, the print and it’s one of those blouses that keep your snatch in at the top so you don’t feel exposed. the shorts are of course from… Old Navy! I love their shorts, as they fit me great, they last years, and they are affordable.

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My accessories consist of simple cognac low gladiator sandals from JustFab, this lovely round straw purse with pom poms is from Shein. Let’s just give a moment of silence to this purse.. it’s it the cutest!!! last but not least my shades are my Betsy Johnson. Is there a Coachella part 2 this year.. cause I’m ready to go lol!

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Enjoy your weekend. xo happy fashion divas!


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Top (similar)| Shorts | Purse | Sandals

Faux Locs a Protective Style

Hi Divas – it’s officially summer! When it gets hot and humid I instantly look for a protective style for my hair. So one may ask what is a protective style and why?

  • Protective styling is when you braid, twist, bun or put your hair in a style that is low maintenance that holds oil and moisture. The heat, and humidity can be very harsh on natural hair. Which can cause, it to become dry, brittle and break off.

I recently linked up with my best friend who has a soft curly hair. We decided to pick faux locs as her protective style. There’s many different ways to achieve this look, but we opted to crochet pre looped FreeTress faux locs into her hair. This was actually my first time using pre looped hair and when i say it’s one of the best hair inventions ever. I was able to wash, blow dry and install the locs all within an hour and half! See below for each step to achieve this look.

  1. Start off on freshly washed hair. Make sure to deep condition and oil your scalp either prior to braiding or after braiding.
  2. Braid your hair. The braid pattern is important to achieve the look you want. I braided a horizontal perimeter braid in the back so that my friend would be able to put her hair up if she wanted too. I started at the bottom and braided each row into each other leaving one braid loose. I eventually crocheted the loose braid into the braided hair.

     

  3. Install the locs. This is pretty simple and self explanatory. Let me know if you need a tutorial on his to install crochet hair. However you first start off by inserting your needle into one of the braids. Place the loop on the hook and make sure the claps is closed before pulling the needle outward. Once you have pulled the hair through the braid you will only need to to pull the locs through the loop once. I double knotted a few just for extra security.
  4. I recommend to place each loc about a dime size apart. Once you have completed the entire head you can go back and fill in any gaps. IMG_4573

It’s just as simple as that. I recommend to oil your scalp with tee tree oil, jamaican black castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil. I often mix in jojoba and grapeseed oil to my mixture as well. Also I like to spray leave in conditioner in my hair to keep it thoroughly moisturized. Make sure to wrap your hair up at night with a satin scarf or a braid cap.

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What is one of your favorite protective styles? How do you maintain your style?

Xo happy hair divas!

 

The Fab Five Fashionistas: 4th of July Edition

Hey divas are you ready for some bbq, sun, family and friend fun? The real question is what will you be wearing this 4th of July? Well I and my blogger sister The Fab Five Fashionistas have collaborated to bring you some fashion inspiration. I had fun with this collaboration as we mixed pieces that we already had in our wardrobe! We often show you what’s new and on the racks for you to purchase however we figured it would be a great idea to show you that what’s already in your closet can be just as cute! Let me know which outfit idea you will be trying or what you will be wearing on the 4th!

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First up is me. I chose to stick with the traditional red white and blue colors.. as I believe we all did! As many of you know I struggle with having chill clothes in my wardrobe. I picked this cute red and white gingham flutter sleeve t-shirt up from Versona. I pulled out these 3′ blue and white striped shorts from Old Navy. If you have not shopped Old Navy’s shorts it’s a definite must! Every summer they have shorts on sale for $10. I am sure this 4th they will have a flash sale.

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I topped this outfit off with matching gingham knotted slides from Versona and a pair of sunnies form New York and Company.

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Shirt | Slides | Shorts (similar)

 

Curlypetiterenee

My girl Yolda always has the cutest rompers! I should have known she was going to serve up this cute light blue and dark blue pipin off the shoulder romper. First off shes is giving me yacht club vibes! Totally loving this look with the hat touch of red with the triangle bag and those gingham slides! totally cute. Check out Yolanda’s blog for all the fab details.

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I and Yolanda gave you legs for days.. and Lydia is giving me shoulders. I am totally in love with this outfit. This cute red bandeau crop top goes perfectly with this midi length polka dot skirt. This outfit is perfect for a picnic, bbq or even just fun out on the town. I love how Lydia kept this look super chic but classy with the block heel sandals and tassel earrings. Head on over to Lydia’s Blog to find out all the cute details.

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Mary is twinning with me in stripes. She’s totally rocking this blue and white stripe midi dress from the Gab Union line at New York and Company. I love how versatile this dress is. It can be dressed up or down. Mary did such a lovely job with pairing this dress with this straw red and blue hat, cute straw bag and added a pop of red with her cute heels. Find out all the lovely details on Mary’s blog.

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Curlsandhighheels

Reyni definitely hit the nail on the head with this gorgeous polka dot red and white dress. It’s not the 4th of July without polka dot or stripes. Reyni kept this look classy with a simple wedge heel, cute round acrylic purse and diva shade  totally loving this look. Find out all the details and more on Reyni’s blog

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Which is your favorite look and what will you be wearing for the 4th? Xo happy fashion divas.

Endless Options With 2 Pieces

Yes it’s true I have a jumpsuit, dress, 2 piece polka dot outfit the only thing i’m missing now is a black and white polka dot skirt.. Ha I just might go and snag one. Today how would you style this two piece outfit from New York and Company. I have 2 options, however the options are endless!

Option 1: Red, black and white is always a classic look especially with polka dots! I simply paired my red Justfab lace up wedges along with this Kenneth Cole statement bag. Simple easy classic look. You can wear this to work, out on a date or simply out with the girls.

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Option 2: Hot pink always looks good with black and white.  Since we are living in color this summer why not go bright and bold. I pulled the hot pink from the shoes I am wearing exclusively from Justfab. I love 2 tone shoes that offer pops of color and prints. I thought this was a perfect match with this outfit.

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What I love most about this 2 piece outfit is that you can always pair the top with a different pair of bottoms or the bottoms with a different top. you honestly can obtain so many great looks with this one outfit.

Which look is your favorite?


Top | Pants | Red Wedges (Karuna Ankle) | Polka Dot heels (Lena) | Pink bag (similar) | Red bag

#Be Encouraged

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.

Good Morning Divas,

Top of the week, and it’s Monday again. Not just any Monday but one to mke count and to enjoy! Even if it’s that same 9-5 job that you may be dreading, or are you stuck in morning rush hour traffic.. Maybe you didn’t have a good weekend, or simply you just don’t like Mondays.  I’m here to tell you simply take a deep breath, smile and thank God for another day.

Whatever maybe heavy on your heart, give it to God. Let go and let God. We are called to not live in fear. I too often find myself living in fear of being a failure, or being stuck in a  rut. This often leads to me being discouraged in what I have not accomplished or just how little I have accomplished.

The truth is we all have expectations of ourselves, our lives, what we should have or will obtain. However God does not operate on our time. His timeline is nothing compared to the small things we demand out of life. Get up make that pot of coffee or tea and be in encouraged in the lord for he will give you strength to push forward. You are already good but can only become great within him.

Be encouraged divas and have a good day!