Rule The World in the New Gab Union Collection

Hey divas is your wardrobe fall ready? Yes, no, maybe. Well if you are looking to elevate your wardrobe this fall and winter the Gabrielle Union Collection exclusively at New York & Company is a great starting point.

I’m kicking it off with this royal blue and black knit striped dress. Ladies let me first off by saying the quality is amazing and so is the fit. This dress will definitely hug every curve on your body.

I love dresses like this as they are easy and always make you look like you put effort into your outfit. I decided to pair this dress with pops of color such as red and white. I added these red vibrant earrings, red shades and a color block chevron print bag. My shoes are old from JustFab but are such a classic as they give the stripe effect to my feet!!!


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Dress | Shades |Earrings| Purse

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Be A Girl Boss in Style

Many of my followers have requested I do a work wear blog. So that’s exactly what I’ll do! My question for you is… are you a girl boss? What makes you a boss, what goals have you set for yourself and how do you plan to execute your goals. Well while you think about that in order to be a boss you have to dress like one.

To be honest I have always liked classy, professional clothing the majority of my. Loathing was made up of it. I have finically mastered sizing and fit that’s perfect for me. Here’s a helpful tip try to shop at department stores even the “pricey” stores you can always find coupons, discounts and sales. I recommend this because the fit for this type of clothing will ultimately fit better than the cheaper stores. I recommend checking out New York & Company, The Loft Outlet, Express and Macys.

Let’s get into this outfit. So the mall near me just opened up a new Loft Outlet and I was so excited!! Since we are headed into fall I totally bypassed all of the sweet summer discounts…. well maybe for now. I first found these tailored straight leg off blue almost grey pants. Ladies I got these in a size 0 and they fit perfectly.

I found this matching white blouse also on clearance but offered a pop of yellow and mint green that goes great with the pants. To top this look off I found a matching cardigan. I am forever old especially in the office. I swear I need to go cardigan shopping! I paired this outfit with my teal Coach bag and white heels.

How will you be stepping into work? This outfit says hi I am here ready to work with some class.

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)

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)

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”

Top 5 Must Have Boots

 

Ladies have you been wondering about the top 5 must have boots or booties for your closet this fall and winter? Reluctantly I already had a few of these in my shoe-drobe.

Velvet: This trend is always in style however it has taken this fall by storm! Velvet is also being offered in “crushed” velvet and a variety of colors such as burgundy, black, pink, blue and taupe.  Combat boots below are from GoJane.

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Floral’s: Flora tops, Floral skirts you must have floral shoes! We are taking a journey through the the 70’s with the velvet and floral trend. mix them together and you have the perfect pair! You will find floral prints everywhere this season. Floral prints are a great way to take any basic outfit to stylish! Boots below are from DSW.

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Knee High: I love knee high boots unfortunately it is hard for me to find boots that fit my skinny leg.. If you are skinny like me there’s 2 options. Buy a knee high boot that doesn’t not involve zippers or extra material. You can take you boot to any shoe repair to have them fit to your leg. Or you can buy a pair Sam Edleman boots from Nordstroms. He designs knee high boots for skinny legged women like me. Knee highs are great for over jeans, under mini skirts and shorts!

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Shooties: Shooties are great for taking your wardrobe from Summer to Fall.. or Winter to spring. I can never wear shooties in the winter as I am always cold… My toes would be frozen by the time I make it down the street. Shooties often add a sexy look to any outfit. It has just enough coverage and exposure to say hey.. look at me! Boots are from JustFab

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Embroidery: My honest opinion about this trend can go from classy to trashy real quick! Embroidery is such a classic look, however I feel like some of the summer pieces that were out were very cheap looking! I tried not to venture to far into this trend as it seems like it will come and go very fast. Try to stick with your classic embroidery prints instead of the trendy ones. Boots below are from JustFab.

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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


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

Velvet Suede Laces

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I am in the mood for Fall cleaning? Does anyone do this? I do especially when I need to pack away my summer clothes.. I need to clean and refresh my clothes but also my mind. As we enter the fall and winter season I love to take the time and reflect not only on the year but the upcoming months. I often like to make new long and short term goals. I said after I get married I wanted to start zumba and become more active! honestly I was waiting for my best friend to move here so we could start 🙂 okay so that a lame excuse for my lazy butt. Maybe in the near future that will happen. Until then get to cleaning out all the old and in with the new!

I am still in love with my wedding colors! Blush pink and wine.. My wardrobe is really starting to look like a little girls dream. Keep it simple and light with knit sweaters with lace detailing. I love this look as it’s simple but adds a sweet little touch to your outfit. Bomber jackets are perfect for the fall season. they are not to heavy and not to light provides you with just enough coverage for a cool breeze. This velvet bomber has gold hardware that ads the perfect pop! I kept this look simple with a pull on pair of jeggins and my oh oh so fresh wine ribbon lace faux suede boots! Ladies aren’t these boots hot, fresh.. I feel like dancing.. okay let me get it together.  An outfit like this is perfect for the weekend!

xo Happy Fashion Divas

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle

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Sweater | Bomber jacket | Jeggins | Boots (name: Maia)

Black Studs & Screen Sweatshirt

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I’ve been in this graphic tee, sweatshirt mood for fall and winter.. I usually and constantly in “dress up” clothes as many people love to tell me. So I have been on a search to add chill looking pieces to my wardrobe. I found this Screen sweatshirt  that has the words “Brilliant” tagged on the front with black studs. It hits perfectly against the grey color. the selves of this sweatshirt has a balloon effect which provides great detailing to this look.

My black pants are lined with studs down the side. These jeans are more stiff not legging material.. which helps keep me a bit warmer in fall and winter. I topped this look off with my black stud and lace heels. This outfit is pretty grungy, as I think it works since we are getting more into the colder months.

xo happy Fashion Divas!

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Mya Angelou

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Sweatshirt | Jeans (alternative) | Heels