How To Style – Basic Essential Edition

Hey divas, do you remember last week when I took an old outfit and showed you how to wear it 3 ways. Well, I’ve done it again except this time this is staples that you should have in your wardrobe. No need to buy anything just take a dive into your closet and make several outfits out of 1. I am beginning to like these blogs 1 outfit styled in different ways.

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Items You will need

Please keep in mind what’s in your wardrobe of course will differ from what’s in mine. Don’t be afraid to live on the edge a bit by switching up the colors or using a vest instead of a dress.

  • Pants – skinny, cropped, wide-leg any of these will work
  • Basic tank top – any color of your choice that matches your outfit. No lie I need help with getting more basic any my closet, anyone wants to help me 🙂 I tend to buy prints or non-basics. Ughhh  I know I will do better.
  • Shirt dress – you can easily switch this up with a long sleeveless vest that button
  • Shorts
  • Shoes – I chose sneakers and heels. However you can use flats, or a low heel depends on your style.

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Outfit 1: Casual Chic

This outfit can take you through spring, fall, and even winter. Simply throw on a turtleneck or a sweater underneath and bam! However, since we are rolling in hot summer weather, we are keeping in jazzy with this olive green and cream zebra print Antonion Melani shirt dress. The dress offers buttons and a belt. I switched out the original belt tot his textured raffia belt to add character. I paired this dress with a pair of skinny Michael Kors jeans and some high top sneakers and a purse from JustFab. I added some cool tropical bird earrings from Kisha Rose Treasures and a pair of shades. This gave me the cool-casual effortless look. I am ready to hit the streets.

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Outfit 2: lunch with the girls

Now, remove those pants, unbutton the dress, slip on a tank. I choose this gold knit tank from NY & Company from the Eva Mendes Collection. This added a bit of color but also matched with my heels and bag. I slipped on these high waisted white shorts to give a flirty and fun look to the outfit. For my accessories, I chose these heels that matched with this look, a straw bag, and of course a cool pair of shades.

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Outfit 3: Date Night

Date Night with my Mr. calls for legs out and heels. Button up that shirt dress belt it and put on those heels. This look is perfect for a summer date night over a light salad and a fruity drink. Well, that’s just me. This look called for no extra pieces, simply remove the shorts and tank and you are ready to go!

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You can simply do this with multiple pieces in your closet. Have you tried it? If so let me know what and how you styled it? Send me pictures I would love to share.

 

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xo Happy Fashion Divas

Styling One Outfit 3 Ways

Do you ever style pieces in your closet differently? I sure do. Today I am taking a flashback outfit and showing you how I styled it differently this year. Turn last years season fashion into a “hey is that a new outfit”.

Pick Your Outfit

I like to start off with matching outfits and see how many combinations I can get out of two pieces. I decided to go with this top and pants combo. The first look is with both matching pieces. I decided to dress this look up last year for a dat night with the hubby.

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Separate Your Pieces

Decided if you want to dress each piece up or down. Let’s start off with the top first. Top are usually easy to dress up or down, but for this look I decided to pair this with a pair of wide leg crop jeans and sneakers. Take a more dressy blouse and pairing it with sneakers and jeans will always do the trick. You can’t go wrong with this look.

 

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Lastly I styled the pants with a basic tank and my pink block heels. this look is so effortless but looks so well put together. You can even throw a blazer on top and wear this work or an event.

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This one outfit can easily turn into 10. you only need a few sets to mix and match with th clothes you already have in your wardrobe. I like to play off colors, my desired style and of course my mood for the day. Let me know how you mix and match the clothes in your closet.

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This Christmas, 3 Things I’m most Thankful for!

Merry Christmas to my wonderful and lovely fashionista Divas. I am so thankful to see another Christmas. Let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 NIV. Oh what a joyous day that our lord and savior was born! I am so thankful for God and all of the blessing he has bestowed upon me!

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As you can see today’s blog is a collaborative with my girls the I(E)SHA’S- Daniesha of Officiallychic and Kisha of Kisharoseatl. We wanted to bring you some Holiday cheer, what I am thankful for and a bit of fashion inspiration all at the sometime! Remember our last collaboration was about having a girl tribe.. well no lie our theme is tartan aka plaid and that was it. But you know when yawl are truly friends, sister, bff’s when 2 out of 3 come dressed in the same outfit!!! Ha I started screaming when Daniesha showed up wearing exactly the same outfit. We thought it was so cute and said let’s roll with it. See great minds think alike!

Simply God

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I can’t express how thankful I am for my lord and savior. I have been through many ups and downs. Lately I have found myself feeling extra low, a bit depressed and sad.. to the point I can’t just pinpoint one thing that is totally bothering me.. I know that this is a sign to bring it back and focus on what’s always true and consistant. “God” no matter what happens I can always call on him and somehow, someway he always makes a way and I definitely feel better! Things are never perfect and I tend to sometimes get off track or get int hat day to day rut, but I always strive to put my best foot forward and walk in the path that God has set for me.

 

Family

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Who isn’t thankful for their family? Of course my main Twin my momma.. I talk about her often on my blog yawl should know her by now! Okay Okay sometimes I fight with my sisters like cats and dogs. like apple’s to oranges.. But it’s only because we are all unique individual people, with different minds and thought processes.. or maybe it’s just because we are women that are from Venus! My brother 1 of 4 girls bless his heart! He’s that jive turkey that you need right in the mist of it all to make sure the pot never over boils.. I’ve been through it all with my family and we are still standing. learning, growing and still cracking those same ole silly jokes that we never get tired of! Many people can’t relate but My in laws are my family. My mother in law is like another mother someone I can confide in and run fashion ideas by. Some of you know that I don’t have a relationship with my father but God works in mysterious way, he gave me one with my father in law! And yes I always wanted a little sister and lord Jesus why did you have to answer that prayer..lol but he did and so my sister in law fits right into my crew of sisters.. and yes drama? of course but she wouldn’t be a sister if we didn’t! I saved the best for last My Mr. This blog wouldn’t be in existence if it wasn’t for his love support. I love and I am so thankful for this man!

 

My Tribe- Friends

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Where do I start? I kinda don’t have friends.. You see once you become my friend you become family.. I truly hold my friendships dear and near and I sincerly care about each and every one fo you. I am going to name a few that have held me down from then to now! The Ladee Clique- Yawl know who you are.. and guess what the B2K Millennium tour is about to be LIT!!!!!! cough cough okay I just needed to get that out of my system. Deonna, Kevin, My Work boo’s C and V + a few more.. My new found sisters the I(E)sha’s my ATL girl tribe. This list could go on and on.. but I love all of yaull!

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Honestly I am so thankful for good health, a roof over my head, income, my sanity.. seriously cause sometimes adulating and dealign with life can just be hard.. I am jut thankful to be here and I am so thankful for you who support my blog! I end this blog with a warm hug and Sweet Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Want the details for our outfits? Check out Kisha looks on her blog at Kisharoseatl and my twin for the day Daniesha at Officallychic. Head on over to get all the fab details. See my details below

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