Booties and Purple Fur Parka

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Don’t you just love a good outfit that satisfies your fashion taste! Truth be told this outfit gave me life. I am so excited that the Georgia cold front is coming through. I can finally wear all my winter collections.. I talk as if my closet is a showroom. Anyways, let’s start off with this gorgeous olive green parka.

I was immediately draw to the faux fur. The mixture of purples with the olive green is so pretty. Of course it’s from NY&CO. this jacket is no longer available however they have stocked a new faux fur parka line for this season. I will leave links below, also they have more selections in store!

I did some Black Friday shopping and picked up this $9 long line sweater in this purple color from JCPenny. I figured black matches well with anything so I hit this sweater with my black studded legging from NY&Co. I usually like prints when I have solid pieces, my cheetah print Michael Kors blouse worked perfectly underneath this sweater. Topping this look off with my suede low heel tie up booties form JustFab made this entire look come together.  Such a simple outfit that looks pow pow pow!

xo Happy Fashion Divas


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Sweater: (find in the store (Ana brand) | Blouse: similar | Leggings: similar | Parka: similar |Booties (name: Janey)

Cyber Tuesday? The New Cyber Monday?

 

Did you miss some of the fab black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Well Hello to Cyber Tuesday!! usually sales are extended.. that’s if anything is left… Below are some of my favorite stores that you can still snag some great deals! Happy Shopping Divas

New York and Company: Of course this would be my top place to shop.. you know I’m in love with their clothes. They are actually dropping new arrivals and 50% off select items!

Express: They have extended their sale to 50% off everything + Free shipping. If you are Express member you may have revived some coupons in the mail.. you might want to try and use those for an extra discount..

JustFab: Their sales continue with $15 Booties, $20 tall boots, $15 sweaters, 50% off all cold winter accessories, $25 jackets, $15 bag, and $15 dress. Whew what a sale!

DSW: 25% off almost everything! rack up on name brand  shoes.. treat your feet!

Forever 21: I haven’t shopped here in a while however I love their thick chunky sweaters and cardigans! 80% off select items all other items are %21 off.

Old Navy: Everything is 50% off at Old Navy.. Old Navy has great layering pieces.. or a if you need a quick outfit you can go there and find a simple sweater and jeans!

JCPenny: Enjoy 35% off $100 or more or 25% off $100 or less.. Don’t sleep on JCPenny have you seen the new Tracie Ellis Ross line? I picked up a few items during the black Friday sale which will be featured on the blog soon!!

XO Enjoy the sales Happy Fashion Divas

 

 

 

 

Hat, Vet, Sweater and Candy Canes

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I would love to sip on a cup of ho tea and snuggle up in the bed with a fuzzy blanket.. However it’s Monday so that means we must conquer the week! Now that Thanksgiving is over it is not Christmas season. I kid you not hours after I ate dinner I put up my tree and decorated! I was not wasting anytime this year! I am probably more excited about this Christmas because it’s me and my husbands first Christmas! I will share a few of the personalized holiday decor items I recently purchased.

I am feeling a bit extra in the holiday season so all my outfits lately have been festive. This outfit I am wearing, everything is from New York & Company except for my favorite JustFab boots. NY & Company came with it this year with the hats and scarfs. I love hats with pom poms and this year the hat is one color and the pom pom is another.. eek I can’t wait to show you all my hat collection! The sweet cream and gold lacing in my sweater is so comfortable and long. I love sweaters that are long and cozy. I added this simple vest to match the beenie. Topped this look off with my super stretch jegging’s and my favorite pair of red laced camel boots! This look has me looking like a mean candy cane.

FYI: NY&CO is having a 75% off Cyber Monday sale. JUSTFAB is also having a Cyber Monday sale and items are starting at $10!!

Xo Happy Fashion Divas


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Sweater | Vest| Pom Pom Hat| Jeggin’s| Boots (Name: Chanice)

Thrifty Fall Outfit!

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Do you ladies ever go thrifting? Well I must say thrifting for me is therapeutic.. it’s almost like  a hunt or what great items will I find.. I have 2 hot spots I love to thrift and consign at. one is the GoodWill and another is a black owned thrift shop called Best Kept Secret. I have actually posted a few other items from BKS on the blog. BKS is actually black owned and if anyone knows I love supporting black owned businesses!

So lest get right into this furry outfit. Stating form head to toe, I purchased this fabulous fur vest from BKS. It’s originally from Chicos and it still have the $150 price tag on it! I love how the faux fur offers different neutral tones that is pared with a cream knit back and a leather belt. I placed a simple cream sweater underneath. my skirt is thirfted from the GoodWill. I love the grey wool blend with the gold sailor buttons. As it gets colder I will definitely wear tights with this but I thought my legs look good enough to wear with they extra high heel booties! I kept my accessories simple with a gold wrist-lit.

Don’t be afraid to go thrifting you never know what goodies you just may find.

XO happy Fashion Divas


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Vest (Out of Stock) | Skirt (Similar)| Sweater | Boots

ISSA Embroidered Jacket

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I swear all my outfits have stories.. Everyone knows I’m a new York and Company junkie.. I can’t stay off their website or out of their stores. Boo hoo me they are forever sending me coupons!

Who has watched Issa Rae’s Insecure.. well my late tail just caught on a few months ago and on Season 1 Episode 8 I spotted my girl Issa rocking this bad multi colored embroidered jacket.

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I totally freaked out because I had just tried on that same jacket at at NY & Co, but I refused to pay $80 for it. But tell me why the Fashion GAWDS came through and let a diva get this jacket for $23 on clearance. I lost my mind again as why would they drop this to clearance the jacket had just came out… ask no question my happy tail hit the purchase button and bam!

I pared this jacket with my cranberry body-con mock neck dress.. black tights and black booties.. let’s not forget this stunning cranberry satchel from JustFab! Mind you I have this purse in blue too, it is really that amazing. This was such an easy outfit to pair together. you can take this blazer jacket form casual to dressy take your pick!

So yes you can have a celebrity style for cheap!

XO happy Fashion Divas!


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Jacket| Dress (similar) |Purse (Darin Satchel)

Wicked Teal Vest & Boots

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Only a couple more hours until my weekend officially starts.. But in the meantime.. I will sit behind my desk and share with you these wicked outfit details.. I am calling this outfit wicked.. because teal is a mean color! Mean because it’s hard to find but it’s such a lovely color! Iv’e been grabbing this color off the rack every time I see it..

Ladies I love to recycle old pieces with new that’s exactly what I did here. I adore this white and black striped sweater dress from JcPenny. It’s far from new but it’s a great neutral piece that pairs well this any color. Vests are great for fall, winter and in this color was a must have. I love the quilted detailing along with the pockets and black trim that outlines the vest! It’s not to heavy nor light. It’ is insulated with a nice lining giving you that extra warmth on a breezy day. Let’s just take a moment of silence for these boots..

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Okay so these boots.. are of course are from JustFab. the heel height is perfect. the faux suede is great quality. very comfortable and the color.. you already know! Surprisingly.. the calf width is not extremely large for my skinny leg.

“Fashion is just an accessory for someone with great style”

xo Happy Fashion Divas!


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Vest | Boots | Sweater Dress (Similar)

Teal Cable Knit Sweater

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BRRR… who felt that cold breeze this morning?  Sometimes my best motivation is getting up and putting on “feel good” clothes.. That means a sophisticated look! Iv’e been in my chill mode lately and have not been featuring any of my classy looks!

I swear Eva Mendes always gets me right! With her timeless elegant looks, I truly have  weakness for her designs. I am loving the color teal right now, as it’s one of the must have colors for fall and winter 2017! I actually have a similar all burgundy and a all white skirt and top assemble like this teal one. This cable knitted skirt loves to hug…or make you look like you have curves! The skirt is very stretchy and comfortable and honestly it’s the perfect length. I opted for the sleeveless ribbed turtleneck shell and draped with bell sleeve zip up jacket! This look can be worn with booties, pumps or like I did with these opened toed JustFab heels. I love adding prints with solids to give the look for character.  xo Happy Fashion Divas!

“Always Dress like you are going to see your worst enemy”

College Bound HBCU Gear!

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Who remembers the hit 90’s show called “A Different World”? let me run it back for you.

It’s a different world,
It’s a different world,
Than where you come from
Than where you come from

However this TV show was more than just a black sitcom. It was a mere glimpse into black society, our views, vision, our culture and history that many people do not know. I was just a young tot when this show aired but I knew that this show did not depict African American’s as hoes, thugs, jail burgs, dope heads or a low life. Yes there are real African American American Families that have education, yes there are African American’s that have both parents at home, yes there are African American families where both parents have jobs.. and not just a job but a career, doctors, lawyers, directors, many among the prestigious community. This show showed African Americans from all era’s, the arts, the struggle of why, who, what, when and where.

Hillman College was not just a dream but it became reality for me when I was accepted to Norfolk State University in 2005. NSU is one of the few colleges that African Americans were allowed to attended.  I entered as a freshman Spring of 2006 and the rest was history. I could not be more proud to attend a HBCU ( Historical Black College). A college that stood for power, strength and overcoming a true challenge and gaining something (education) that was stripped from us generations ago. Below is a snippet of Whitley one of the main characters explaining why she choose to attend and HBCU.

So I am sure everyone wants the details on this outfit after this history lesson!  Starting from top to bottom. As you all know I love burgundy, so I opted for the burgundy Hillman sweatshirt, it also comes in grey and burgundy. I decided to spice it up by adding my leopard print Michael Kors blouse underneath. I thought this gave the perfect edge. I kept it pretty basic on the bottom with a pair of jeggins and my burgundy hounds-tooth velvet print sneakers from JustFab! My accessories include a matching quilted purse and my shades from NY&CO. I had a lot of fun with this look as it took me back to my undergrad years! If you purchase any items from Hillman Book Store, they make you feel as if you were just accepted to college. Your order will arrive with the item you purchased, an acceptance letter, a freshman class flyer and a sticker. How cool is that!

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Below are pictures of me and my sister, along with our family and my best-friend on our graduation day! All of my siblings have a bachelors degree, Masters and a PHD (c)! Education in our family it is a huge success and one to be celebrated!

“Education is is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

Xo happy Fashion Divas


Get the Look:

Sweatshirt| Blouse | Jeggins |Sneakers (Name: Savinna)|Purse (Name: Talon)| Shades

Fall 2017 Colors You Must have In Your Wardrobe

Fall is around the corner.. is your wardrobe ready? Fall can often get stereotyped as only wearing dark color.. mixed with orange and olive green.. exactly the colors of a pumpkin. However I love color and wanted to share a few trending colors for this fall. Try stepping out of your comfort zone and add color to your fall wardrobe! I will be sharing a few items in these colors.. look out for those blogs.

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Grenadine: This color is more on the orange-y red side. this color goes well with neutrals and is easy to pair for a day to night look!

Tawny Port
: Absolutely a beautiful color.. You may have to do some searching around to find this color, but with pops of navy blue’s and golds this would be a stunning look!

Ballet Slipper: If you love pink you will love this almost blush pink color. I was so happy to see that my color made it on the list.. Pinks can be work with almost any neutral color and you will always be the star of the show.. you can easily dress this color up or down.. take your pick!

Butter Rum: Doesn’t this color sound delicious? Almost a caramel/camel color but so rich and soft at the same time. This color can be an alternative to your basic grey or black.. try it and tell me what you think.

Peony Navy: I like to think of this as the dusty blue.. reminds me of a charcoal color.. the kind you can’t quite tell if it’s black or grey or blue. However navy is always in fashion.. duhhh blue jeans.. I would load up on this color as it’s a bit soft that your ordinary navy blue and still looks very rich for fall and winter

Neutral Grey: How much more neutral can grey get? With a color like this, it’s very easy to mix prints with such a soft color. neutral grey comes in different shades in my opinion, from a hint of sparkly silver to just muted grey.. This is always a great color to have in your wardrobe.

Shaded Spruce: What is this? I have never heard of this.. seems more like a softer teal to me. It’s very hard to find.. but may become more popular this fall and winter.. keep your eyes open!

Golden Lime: Put the lime in the coconut and twist it all up.. oops wrong lime! this green is so unique, that so many of us shy away from bright bold colors like this.. however look for clothing in hues of moss green hardly anyone calls this golden lime.

Marina: Doesn’t this color remind you or the beach..nautical theme? it will be interesting to see the true marina color in clothing as it resembles a pastel blue.. I will enjoy pairing this color with darker blues, prints and yellows.

Autumn Maple: let’s call this color pumpkin spice latte! I absolutely love this color.. However it’s another hard one to find.. I silently pray tot eh fashion Gods that they over load the racks with sweaters, scarves, pants jewelry in this color.. it adds the perfect punch to any outfit!

Have fun with these color! xo happy fashion Divas

Honeymooning in White

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First of all I would like to take a minute and let everyone know that my prayers and thoughts are with the islands, countries, cities that have been hit with deviation by the hurricanes and earthquakes. Whats sad is that I grew up in California and I do not fear earthquakes but just seeing the videos of what happened in mexico it literally turned my stomach! My husband and I we very fortunate that hurricane Irma was north of us so we only lost one beach day on our honeymoon. Thank you to everyone that reached out to us during that time.

Just a few weeks ago me and my husband sat beach side on the gorgeous island of St. Lucia. The amazing sites, food and the most friendliest people that this place has to offer it almost felt like paradise on earth. the Island of St. Lucia is rich with history culture and ultimately a great place to honeymoon!

Just about everyday we either took a dip in the ocean or we relaxed in one of the many pools that the Sandals Grande St. Lucia had to offer. Since this was my honeymoon I looked high and low for an affordable white bathing suit. But of course I reluctantly found one at JustFab. I love the lace detailing on this 2 piece tankini. To me I felt sexy without showing everything. It also came with adjustable/removable straps. this swimsuit comes in black or white and it’s actually still available.

Xo happy fashion Divas!