Big Hair and Bold Colors

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Spring and summer are all about being colorful. With this outfit I know I mastered just that. I love mixing colors, prints and textures. It allows my creativity to be free and unique.

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With this outfit I went all in with the colors. Here are a few helpful tips to achieve a multicolor outfit with a print.

  1. Choose either a shirt, skirt, pants or shorts with a bold and big print. weather it’s on top or bottom that doesn’t make a difference
  2. Pick a sold color shirt or bottom or a complimentary print that is either small or large in size.
  3. When this i done correctly your print and solid or print on print should even out. Where one does not look heavy on the top or bottom.
  4. As far as my accessories, I chose one of the colors from the skirt, and chose an opposite color for my shoes.

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This skirt offers a bold multi-colored abstract print, that I absolutely adore. Only $13 from Shein official, I couldn’t help myself but to snag it. Please note that this skirt comes in one size fit all I am very small and petite and it fit me just right. however it does have an elastic stretch band in the back.  The fringe in my purse provides the texture and my shoes provide simplicity. This outfit is super easy and I love the slogan Yas Curl! why? because my curls are popping. Check out hello tee for fun sayings that support natural hair and black culture.

Are you brave enough to rock and outfit as bold as this? Let me know in the comment section below.

Xo happy fashion divas


Skirt | Tee | Wedge heels

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I’m Bringing Sexy Back!

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Hi divas, it’s almost the weekend which means Mother’s Day! Are any of you planning something special for your mom, aunt’s, second moms.. or anyone in your life that is a mom to you? I have something special up my sleeve for the blog.. catch me in a  few days so you can see what it is.

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Until then I am bringing sexy back.. for some reason I have that Justin Timberlake song in my head. I kinda needed to get that out of my system. But yes it’s been a while since I brought you a grown and sexy look and I thought this dress was perfect! Form the Eva Longoria line, this body-con stretchy form fitting strip dress is amazing! it hugs all the right curves and the pattern makes the perfect statement. Look at the front pattern compared to the back, it’s that awesome!

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Pairing this one of a kind dress with  pops of yellow did the trick. Wearing my favorite yellow pumps from JustFab along with my yellow bag from Charming Charlie tops off this outfit..

How are you bringing sexy back? or maybe sexy never left 🙂

xo happy fashion divas.


Dress |Heels (similar)|

Two Piece Outfit- Gaining Confidence

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Many of you know that I struggled with showing my legs, or wearing a bikini. However it has taken me 32 years to dare to show my belly. I know get over yourself? Sometimes confidence comes in all forms, any showing skin wasn’t mine. However After trying this outfit on.. I didn’t look so bad after all.

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Whelp it’s Friday and I am letting it..just  a bit hang out..It’s warm and it’s time to welcome that melanin glow! This 2 pieces is from TJMaxx and is giving me super bohemian vibes. I love loose fitting pants like this. One they are perfect for the air to flow through on a hot day and two they make me look like I have a booty (lol). The matching off the shoulder top is a no brainier as it’s the perfect length to almost hit the high waisted pants. I paired this look with a weaved color block purse that I found at the Goodwill for $5. Sun hat? why not I love hats, this was actually a gift form years ago. Did I tell you that I am totally loving espadrilles right now? Well I have always had a love for them, however DSW has been getting me right with these deals! These back lace tie up espadrilles and are by Nanette Lepore. They are no longer available online as they were on the clearance rack. So check your local DSW for these beauties.

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What are your weekend plans? My business travel was a success now it’s time to get some rest!

xo happy fashion divas.


Two Piece outfit (Take your pick) | Espadrilles | Purse (take your pick)

Raid Your Own Closet

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Hi divas, if you have been following 2018 spring fashion trends then you would know that polka dots are a must have! Well polka dots aren’t new to the game, however this year they are truly making a statement. This post if for your budget friendly divas on a dime… like me! I never buy anything for full price and if I do I better need it in my wardrobe! Many women feel as if they can never keep up with trends or may just not have the money to constantly buy new pieces. That’s totally okay.

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This outfit is straight out of my closet and is not new. My bow tie white and black polka dot blouse is from H&M years ago… got it for $4! H&M always has super steals on spring and summer blouses. My skinny ankle pants are from New York and Company a few years ago as well. NY&CO always has this style as they like to call it the Audrey ankle pant., can you tell why? These lovely polka dot shoes, however up close they are actually cheetah print heels are from JustFab. I snagged these beauties for $12 on a super sale years ago! I enjoyed playing with one print but in different colors. I encourage you to pull out pieces that are already in your closet and having fun pairing them together!

Do you experiment with prints and colors? if so how?


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Blouse | Pants | Heels

Fashion Is My Voice

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Have you ever felt lost in a crowd..not noticeable almost like you are invisible? I have found that many people feel this way, I know I have. Finding your voice is one of many factors to self love.

My twin aka my mom often would say never loose your voice. Coming from a broken family household I often saw my mother’s voice being limited. I didn’t understand her words then, but I often found myself trying to fit in with the latest fashion…that never looked good on me. It wasn’t until I was in undergrad at Norfolk State University when I realized, I can’t run to the store and just buy anything.. There’s an actual science, remedy a method to this. Once I developed my own style, this is when my voice developed.

Since then my style has changed and has become more fashionable but it relates to who I am creatively. To me fashion is art! Your voice is not just the words that you speak but by the way you creatively express yourself. Once I found my voice, I feel alive, bold and I love myself just that much more.

 

* Check out New York and Company for similar Dress from Eva Mendes.

Dancing in the Sunshine

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What physical trait most defines you? That’s an odd question! I ask this because, being skinny, my long hair and my big ears is what has always defined me. Till this day people can’t believe that my hair is real. To every skinny joke under the sun to being deemed Dumbo for my ears.

However My hair, skinny frame and big ears are actually my best traits! Society wants you to believe that having big boobs, thick hips and a booty will make you feel more like a women. So not true! God gave me exactly what I needed. Lord only knows what women I would be if I had all the other things I just listed. My hair can go form curly to straight.. my small frame allows me to even shop in the kids section (winning) and my ears.. I chalk that up Ms. Tyra banks and calling them FIERCE!

This outfit has me feeling like I am dancing in the sunshine back in the 70’s. From the off the shoulder white blouse, boyfriend painted semi cuffed rips jeans. I added these knotted yellow espadrille wedges to decorate my feet and a simple yellow and pink tulip scarf to ask a headband.

I love simple outfits that look so well put together. How do you embrace your most hated physical traits? Have you grown to love them?

xo Happy Fashion Divas.

**Some items are no longer available, but I have linked similar items below.


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Blouse | Jeans | Shoes (name: Severine)

Screen-T and Joggers- Spring outfit

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Come through Spring! It is heating up here in Georgia. Although it’s a nasty rainy Monday.. it’s heating up to the upper 60’s.. This weekend was gorgeous as I was able to pull out some of my spring wardrobe to share with you all.

You all know I love Eva Mendes collection! I actually purchased this shirt a while ago when I met her! Yes I totally met her.. how awesome is that! This screen-T is so fun and cute.. it even features fun sparkles on the lip print and even her beauty mark. I decided to pair this shirt with some good old Joggers.. however these have a flower print and skinny ankle. These joggers are made for spring and summer as they are a light satin material, but not shinny. I topped this look off with my ultra red lace up heels form JustFab and the coordinating Eva Mendes tote! Did I forget to mention all items can be found at NY & Company ? Bam this is a easy look.

How do you wear your joggers?

xo happy Fashion Divas


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T-Shirt | Joggers | Tote

Color Block in the Snow

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Hey Divas,

It’s been to long yes.. but life has thrown me lemons for the passed couple of weeks so I am now making my lemonade! I am extremely tired and trying to get back into the swing of things.. staying motivated has been hard however i have thought of some new savvy ways to make some extra cash and to hopefully take my blog to new heights!

Let’s get into this super fun warm look. I love color and over sized pieces that i can cozy up with boots and leggings for the winter. Well i snatched this turtleneck poncho form my job? What? well I don’t work for a retail store, however threes this women who has her own boutique and shes sets up in the lobby of our office. She sells scarfs, ponchos, jewelry, purses wallets, and a few other accessories. How funny is that I actually had the “red” version of this poncho in my online shopping cart on shein.com. The price was only a $3 difference so i went ahead and bought it. the material is very heavy and thick like a wool blend. long enough to cover the front and your behind! I kept it simple with my favorite black leggings and my tall lace up booties from Justfab!

How are you staying warm and fashionable this winter?

Xo happy Fashion divas!

What To Wear When It Snows?

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Who doesn’t love the cold weather especially with snow.. I had so much fun in Atlanta’s first snow this year. Well first snow? it might be our only snow of the season.. I am hoping for more. Since I come from San Diego California where it never snows , I feel a kid in a candy shop! You know this diva had to get out in the cold for a quick photo shoot for you guys. The next couple of posts will most likely be me in winter wonderland.

First thing is first make sure you have a warm sweater and layering pieces. I absolutely love this grey turtleneck poncho from Shop Dress Up. the material is so soft, the tassels add an extra pop and I wanted to add just a little color but placing this faux fur vest from F21 over it. A pair of simple leggings always work with long tunic sweaters. These JustFab booties were the perfect pair for this outfit. I swear these booties are so comfortable so far I have wore them for almost 12 hours with no problems!

Have fun in the snow

xo Happy Fashion Divas!

 


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Poncho Sweater| Vest (Similar)| Booties (name: Janey)

Kate Spade Wedding Shoes

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As promised, I committed to sharing fashion details from my wedding!!! You all know I am classy glitz and glam type of gal.. and having the perfect reception shoes were a top priority! I searched high and low.. Google, Pintrest, and went to the mall to find the perfect comfortable reception shoes.. I didn’t want something that was ordinary and definitely didn’t want to change into another pair of heels.. I was ready to boogie on down the dance floor!

During my search I came across these rose gold sparkly “Kate Spade” Keds on Pintrest.. We all know that when you come across something on Pintrest 9 times out of 10 the item is gone or there is no significant link. However I instantly googled these shoes and BAM! there is a Kate Spade wedding line on Keds.com!

Sneakers was on the top of my checklist for comfort, rose gold matched perfectly with my color scheme, the ribbon laces and the sparkles.. It was love at first sight! I was willing to pay whatever price for these gorgeous shoes. That $80 price tag hit me hard knowing that I had other wedding expenses. Now you know your girl does everything on a budget. If you sign up with Keds.com they give you 10% off coupon. I also received a another coupon in my inbox which I was able to use. I ended up spending $50 for the perfect wedding reception shoes.

I felt so alive in my shoes, as I danced the night away with my price charming.. Divas these shoes come in an assortment of colors. I would love to purchase the other colors!

Let me know your favorite color!

xo Happy Fashion Divas


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