The Colorful Giraffe

Hey Divas,

Random question, what is your favorite animal? Mine just so happens to be giraffes. I love how gracefully they walk, how tall they are, their wonderful spotted print and of course their bold eyes with those long eyelashes. I honestly believe that where us human got the idea of elongating mascara from!

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If you guessed that I was drawn to this dress because of the print. You are absolutely right. It looks like a colorful giraffe to me. I have been on the hunt for several maxi dresses and this one satisfied my fashion sweet tooth. This dress is from New York and Company the Eva Mendes line of course!

This maxi dress is great for many reason.

  • It’s long… if it wasn’t it wouldn’t be a maxi dress (duhh)
  • Very light material
  • Thin under lining,
  • Pockets
  • Awesome rope detailing around the waist and acts as straps
  • Multi color print

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You know my theme for this summer is in living color and this tops off this them. I will admit that this dress is extra extra long. I am 5’3 1/2 so I pulled out my 5″ JustFab purple fringe heels with this dress. I will most likely have this tailored so it’s not dragging on the floor. Topping this look off with my orange fringe purse and yellow beaded earring form JcPenny will definitely have heads turning. This dress is great for a hot summer day, week-ending, and of course a hot date. Take you pick!

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How would you style this dress? Happy monday loves Kick this week off in color!


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Fun In The Sun

Ladies you know I love a good 2 piece outfit. So of course I am bringing you another one from New York and Company. This one is no different from the black and white polka dot one that i previously featured. The only difference is the print. I love these outfits because they are instant outfit, cute, light weight for the summer and most of all it’s perfect for a diva on the go!

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I won’t hold you long today as it’s Monday and most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee and jetting put the door like me! So let’s keep it classy, sophisticated and make today count! Shoes are from JustFab, my purse is old from Charming Charlie and my shades are from NY&Co.

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Be inspired and happy fashion divas.


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Maxi Dress Dreamin

I have been on the hunt for summer maxi dresses. Lately I haven’t seen any that I truly fell in love with. However you know my girl Eva Mendes (collection) – from New York and Company always comes through! Every since I did my closet clear out I only have a few maxi dresses in my wardrobe. Adding this beauty was a must.

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Maxi dresses are like jumpsuits to me! Super classy easy outfit all in an instant. you can easily dress them up or down once again depending on the material. This dress is super light weight and I encourage you to wear a slip or shorts underneath as it’s a bit see-thru. There wasn’t  much for me to add to this dress as it speaks for itself.

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I topped this look off with these dazzling blue beaded earrings from JCPenney, my purple fringe heels and bam. Sexy and cool outfit!

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Summer Fun – Denim and Mixed Print Skirt

I am so excited that I will be visiting my bff. I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to rondevu with my clueless homie! So I decided to make this another simple blog. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen that this was actually reposted by the one and only Gabrielle Union and New York and Company themselves! So exciting to recognized by my favorite boutique and designer!

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This entire outfit can be found at New York and Company under the Gabrielle Union Collection tab.  Chambray denim.. I used to call this knock off denim but it’s not. It’s perfect for spring and summer as it’s light, soft and will match with almost anything. I love the balloon sleeve detailing as well as the tie front. I will admit that when I first put this shirt on it fit tight and that’s only because I failed to realize that there’s a hidden zipper  on the side.. ( I must have been that excited to get it on)

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This skirt is A-Mazing! it’s perforated with a gorgeous tropical multicolored take me to the jungle print lol. It comes with a light under lining just right to keep you cool in the summer.

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I paired this outfit with a simple cage creme heel from Justfab. These shoes are so comfortable and I honestly thought about putting yellow with this outfit instead of this neutral color but it works!

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How would you style this outfit?


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Leaf Print Dream

 

Wake me up before you go go, Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo. Wake me up before you go go – Wham.

Sometimes random songs pop into my head. Happy Monday top of the hour ladies.. how are you feeling? Did you have a good weekend. I sure did I met up with a few fabolous women that also are more than fashion bloggers in Atlanta. It was just refreshing to be around like minded women and share come interests.

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Yes I am serving you another jumpsuit.. But I can express enough how easy and comfortable they are for the summer. I picked this beauty up from Shein for under $20! I love the little button detailing on the front along with the sweetheart neckline.Now that’s a bargain. I was going to keep this little number basic with a neutral pallet but decided once again to live in color.

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I jazzed this mustard leaf print jumpsuit with green. Not only green but green leaf print! 2 prints in one outfit.. You know I purchased this green tassel necklace from New York and Company on clearance for $4. My bag is from Charming Charlie. I totally love the tassel and scalloped edging on the top. These gorgeous leaf print shoes… can you guess? Of course Justfab. All of my accessories are sold out but similar styles can be found.

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What are your favorite go to items when picking an outfit? Xo happy fashion Divas!


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Polka Dots In Color

 

The truth is, my mind has been going crazy with new ideas.. I just can’t control myself. I am super creative and my mind will often race from A-Z and then from Z-A.  Excuse me if my outfits have been very colorful and different.. I will not apologize for my creativity. 🙂

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With that being said let’s keep this simple and sweet. You know I love a good jumpsuit, and this will not be the last one you see on my blog. Polka dots are truly trending right now so if you don’t have anything polka dot in your wardrobe please make your closet happy and snag a blouse, dress, skirt or even some shoe to jazz up your outfit.

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This black and white polka dot ruffle jumpsuit is so perfect for any day. This one can easily be dressed up or down. You can go from work to play in an outfit like this. It is made of a polyester chiffon blend material, which is light and great for those hot summer days. there is no lining but you will not need one since it’s black.

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I decided to had some color to this outfit with my shoes and clutch. These mixed colored kitten heels are old from JustFab. Actually this shoe was one of my first purchases and they still look knew.  My clutch is from an exhibitor at one of the tradeshows I work for. I absolutely love the color swatches, so fun and cute.

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How to do you mix color and prints for an easy everyday look?

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xo happy fashion divas.


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How to find an outfit under $50

 

Many of you know I am a thrifty shopper and I almost never buy anything at full price. This includes shoes, asseccories, clothes…. I wish I could apply this to food lol cause lord knows I love to eat.

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Althought I love to thrift shop I am always not able to get to the good ones as they are a bit further out from where I live. So instead TJMaxx, Marshall’s, Burlington will do the trick… just to name a few. These stores already have discounted prices. However when shopping at department and boutique stores, I look on the clearance racks and what’s on sale and if any coupons are available.

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I purchased this outfit for $50. That even includes the purse! This soft chambray off th shoulder blouse was only $12. I love how this blouse has bell sleeves the cute cut out detailing and the stone wash that is scattered through the top. The pants were $15. Actually I saw the pants first, as I have been looking for some comfortable loose fitting jeans. Let me just say these pants are more than comfortable super soft and are great for an everyday or weekend look. Both pieces are from TJMaxx.

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My coral and tan stitch purse is from Rack Room Shoes a few years ago. They were having a crazy clearance sale on purses which we’re down to $5. My earrings were a gift for my birthday. Tassels earrings are trending and you can find these almost anywhere today. I love cat eye glasses even my prescription glasses are cat eye. These sunnies are from TJMaxx and I snagged them for $7.

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I saved the best for last. These lovely Jessica Simpson Espadrilles. The amazing patch work on the soft light blue denim. I love the cream ribbons that lace around the ankle. This finally touch simply completed this outfit. Oh yes these shoes were on clearance for $15. Check in the store as they are no longer available online.

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Have You Ever?

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Have you ever felt pressure from friends, family, society or your job? Have you ever felt that you were always running someone else race and working on a timeline that was not created by you? Have you ever wondered why, who, when, what and where? Have you answered any of these questions and still felt lost?

YES! I have wondered all of this and have often felt stuck and needed to jump off this roller coaster. The truth is you have to learn yourself. Learn who you are from the inside out.. From what you like to eat, what colors, smells, you favorite, movie, time to sleep, shop, travel, read, you desires, the list goes on and on. I didn’t learn myself until i found God. God was with me all along but it took me time to grow up, learn, stumble and except somethings. I learned that everyone has to run their own race, and running that race mean that you finish line may not be until 1 day, 6 months, 1 year 15 years.. You goals aren’t determined by the person next to you.

How do you determine success? What makes you feel complete and whole? I have struggled with these questions. Success to me used to equal me being some high powered executive at a top fortune 500 company.. Just wait until you get into corporate America… your success goals just may change! However success to me today is, being able to wake up, call on God, have a roof over my head, food in my belly, an income, family and good friends..and of course being able to shop!

There will always be pressure and what I love to call noise in your life. However remember you determine what noise effects and dictates your life. You can’t live according to what someone else what’s now for you, but according to what makes you happy. Make everyday count, live for today and tomorrow because there will always be NOW!

Let’s get into this simple outfit.  This simple stripe coral button up from TJMaxx is so perfect for a almost Friday vibes look. It buttons all the way down, and it’s light weight and as cuffed sleeves.  I paired this top with a simple light denim wash jeggings from NY&Co of course. For my shoe work, these simple sling back espadrilles pulled the look together with the pop of color the flower print has to offer.

I challenge you to start cluttering the noise, pressures in your life and regain a healthy mindset.

Xo Happy Fashion Divas


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5 Tips For A Date Night Outfit

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Divas I’m serving you 5 fab tips for your date night. let’s dive right in.

  1. Location: knowing where you are going is key. If it’s a surprise try to play it safe and pick an outfit that is not to casual and not to dressy. However my family and friends always say I am over the top.. and I must admit, I can be at times but at least I stay true to myself. I always usually dress fancy when going out.
  2. Good under garments: I am flat chested.. that’s no secret.. I am def apart of the itty-bitty-titty committee but that does NOT stop me from wearing a good supportive bra. Yes supportive because I have to fake it till I make it :). Panties matter too. If you are not a thong girl you can always find seamless underwear at Victoria Secret, Macy’s, Dillards or even TJMAXX. I repeat do not..do not wear form fitting clothes and have your pantie line showing. That’s a complete no no.
  3. Dress for your body type: If this is a date with a special someone. you want to put your best foot forward. I say this because we all want to be respected and love for who we are on the inside.. not the outside. treat yourself with respect first by dressing appropriately to your size.
  4. Hair & Makeup:
    1. Hair: Yes this matters. Most women know this. However I allow the clothes to speak to me and dictate weather I wear my  hair up, down, bun, or curly. usually sleek looks like a good body wave or a bun look good for date nights. but you be the one to choose. (Let me know if you would like for me to post date night hairstyles)
    2. Makeup: I am not one to totally speak on makeup as I barely wear any. However I like to believe less is more.. Show your inner beauty and let the makeup accentuate what you already have.
  5. Accessories:
    1. Shoes: I like to find shoes that will add color or a pattern to my outfit. There are so many varieties out to today to fit your specific style and foot needs. Try JustFab who even carry wide width. DSW is my next favorite one stop shop.
    2. Jewelry : Depending if you are dressing fancy or casual, simple hoops, or diamond drop studs are always staple jewelry pieces for me. I always like to have a single solitaire diamond necklace and a bracelet to spice things up. Macy’s, Charming Charlie, or even New York and Company always have great deals on fashion statement jewelry.
    3. Purse: Make sure your purse is big but cute enough to hold these essentials: lipstick or lip balm, tissue, phone, wallet, keys, travel perfume, gum or mint, touch up makeup and some cash.
    4. Cover up: depending on what season it is.. don’t be afraid to carry a light sweater or a cute leather jacket just in case it gets cold.

What are some of your favorite date night tips?

xo happy fashion divas.


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Meet Emanee

IMG_4222Hello Divas,

My name is Ayesha! Emanee is my middle name, Emanee best fits my inner diva. I am originally from San Diego California, and I love, to eat, shop, sleep and repeat! I am the youngest of 5 and I definitely am and old soul with a whole lot of spunk! I have been known to be the life of the party.

I moved to Virginia when I was 18 and attended Norfolk State University. “Behold the Green and Gold” I earned my bachelors degree in Business Marketing. In college is where I gained my self confidence to love me for me. I also gave my life to Christ which was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. I graduated and moved on to obtaining my MBA in Business and Technology. I soon landed a job in Atlanta GA and married the love of my life.

My love for fashion came from growing up skinny! I used to sketch long ball gowns and watch my mother shop, and dress as if she was always on stage somewhere. My mother was the one who always taught us to “always look your best no matter where you are going…you never know who you will meet!”

I created this blog to inspire all women to love the inner and outer you. I have many stories from my past and present that shape the way I put together outfits. I hope you enjoy the stories and snap shot of my life while being inspired!

This Blog is dedicated to my mom and you lovely Divas!

xo Happy Fashion Divas.

-Emanee