Denim and Headwraps

I truly am a grandma at heart. I have always been called an old soul, or the little old lady from Pasadena-that my sister calls me. But this outfit truly take me to my inner old lady. why because this is something my mom or grandma would wear. My mom isn’t an old lady but she’s a grandma so she fits into that category!

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This outfit is not made for old women but just embraces that old ole 70’s vibes mixed with modern flare. Eva Mendes does a great job with embracing her culture, heritage and inspirations form her loved ones. I absolutely love this denim chambray ruffle skirt. It comes with a denim belt, and lime green and purple buttons down the front. I can’t get enough of this carmel colored crochet sleeveless top. It is so light weight and just goes perfectly with this skirt.

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I topped this look off with my colorful head wrap from Bold looks and headwraps, a crochet side satchel and matching brown block heels.

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This look is so simple and cute and can be worn anywhere.. I just may wear this to work this week :)!


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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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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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SERVING SPRING LOOKS IN EVA MENDES COLLECTION

 

It’s that time again for another collaboration with some of my favorite fashionistas. The Fab 5 Fashionistas are at it again, and of course we are serving you with our favorite Eva Mendes pieces from New York and Company. We recently did a collaboration with Gabrielle Union line, if you missed it check it out here. It just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t give you some Eva fashion inspiration.

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Eva has classic pieces that are so easy to mix and match from season to season. I had so much fun collaborating with my girls are we each love Eva. We all chose different styles whether they are old or new, that is the joy of mixing and matching clothes.

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For my look I chose a classic shirt dress….as if I need a another dress in my closet.. But you can’t go wrong with a simple cotton shirt dress. What I love most is that it’s lightweight, it buttons midway and has this amazing detail on the back.

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I jazzed this lovely lilac shirt dress with a multi colored snake print belt and matching heels. now ladies I purchased these shoes from shoedazzle a few years ago.. there’s no way I ever imagined of finding a matching belt years later. Thanks to ebay, I found this belt for only $9!  If you are not into purple, no worries this dress comes in yellow and white.

How would you rock a simple shirt dress?


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Shirt Dress |Belt | Heels (shop ebay snake prints shoes)

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Mary is serving us a soft, playfulness with a pop of color in her look. from a dreamy white ruffle off he shoulder top and this ruffle maxi skirt. The maxi skirt has these gorgeous orange and white strips that add the perfect pop of color to this outfit. Ladies, if you didn’t know, Eva does a great job by offering accessories that coordinate with multiple looks. This belt is one of them, offering hot pink and orange together allowed for Mary to bring the lovely pink show in to top this outfit off. You can shop Mary’s look here.

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Believe it or not when i’m not sure if something will look good on me, Yolanda always seems to me amaze me with different prints and colors. I actually was drawn to the skirt version of this dress. However Yolanda styled this dress perfectly. Sometime less is more. I love this almond colored purse and the simple purple shoes. This allows for the dress to do all the talking and Yolanda to do all the walking. Find out all the details here.

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As you all know that I petite and just skinny lol.. I so wish I would look like this in Lydia’s outfit! Eva makes her clothes for all shapes and sizes. let’s just pause, Lydia made this look easy. She too also has the dreamy ruffle white off the shoulder top, which I totally love! She paired this with Eva’s yellow pencil skirt. ILydia pushed the limits of this outfit by adding a black belt with a blue and white stripe heels.. I think I may have flatlined.. Can I say stylish!!! Find out more details to Lydia’s look here.

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Did yaull love I love lace and crochet? I have not blogged about this a lot, however Reyni’s look is flashing me back to my wedding. The soft green and crochet that this outfit has to offer is amazing! Eva has done it again with bringing vintage style to new heights. The soft green crop top is a perfect match for the crochet green with a pop of cream underlay. But wait….my girl had the nerve.. yes the nerve to hit this with the rose gold heels. I think I need a glass of water this outfit is so hot!! I would have never thought to pair this together, but if you look closely the green has a hint of gold in it. How awesome is that! Find out all the fab details here.

As I grow through my blog, I find myself finding more and more inspiration from these ladies.. make sure to check out all the fab details on their blog! What are some of your Eva pieces, and if you have never shopped this collection head on over to NY & Company she has a new collection out.

xo Happy Fashion Divas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fly Girl That Reads

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Hey Divas, what are some of your hobbies? Many of you know that I love fashion… I am sure that’s obvious. However I am a total naturalista. I love doing all types of hair from braids, blow outs, sew in you name it and I am sure I can do it. Besides all of the beautification hobbies I do have a passion for reading.

My love for reading runs deep in my family, as my grandmother used to always takes us to the library. I specifically remember walking form her house to the Malcolm X library in San Diego California. I remember when that library was first built and Momma Doris (my grandmas name) told I and my siblings that reading is very important. And at that moment is when she got us our first library card. I never went without a library card since then!

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I always enjoyed reading however eldest sister Lawan.. or should I name her by her author names, Yvette Hines and Monique Lamont, introduced me to “Fly Girl” by Omar Tyree. Every since then it was history! I instantly became a book worm, a book junkie, I had to have it. My sister soon started to write her own contemporary romance and erotic novels. Some of which she never let me read until I was married. 🙂 Some of my favorite novels from my sister are Yvette Hines, The Marriage Clause. This  book is everything you would want and more in a romance novel. You will cry, laugh, oooh and awh. To name a few more are One Reckless night and from Monique Lamont is Fire and Desire. She has many many more to satisfy your book appetite this is only a few. My sister has one best Author of the year award twice! You can google her and of course you can find her books fully stocked on Amazon and check out Barnes and noble.

Moving right along, Mary B. Morrison is another one of my favorites. As she writes everything under the sun as well. I had the opportunity to meet her and many other fly girls who write and read at the AAMBC Literacy Awards “We Read Mixer” Which was hosted by Talia O. Myss Shan write urban novels that will make you feel like you need a solider, but is the solider worth fighting for? I actually have one of her books packed in my suitcase for business travel this week! Tamika Newhouse, just like her social media handle she is truly a boss chick! She is the CEO and founder of the African American writers, called the AAMBC Literary Awards. If you are looking for a juicy read for a Friday night snag one of her books you won’t be disappointed. Let’s not forget the Legendary Laquita. I must say she is legendary as she made my soul move as her and the other fly girls dove head first into some serious issues in the African American community. She’s a firecracker with a bundle of knowledge. Catch her if you can she was ghsot writer! If you have the opportunity to attend one of the AAMBC mixers, please do so, this will be a few hours well spent! I can’t wait to see what’s in store this coming summer and fall.

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With all the book worm talk let’s get into this fly girl outfit! Let’s start from head to toe. I am rocking this handmade headband from Bold Look Head wraps. I thought this print went well with my fly girl t-shirt from the mixer and the army pants said power, edge, motivation, it just gave me life to this look! These pants are of course from New York and Company, out of stock now but I will leave a similar pair below. Topping this look off with one of my favorite red strap up heels from JustFab.

What are your hobbies? Do you love to read if so who are your favorite authors?

Xo happy fashion divas!


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T-Shit (similar) | Pants (Similar) | Heels | Headband


More of my favorite Authors:

Sista Souljah | Kimberly Lawson |Mary Monroe

#AllTogetherNow – A Gab Union inspired Fashion Blog

 

I’m every women it’s all in you!!!! I am giving you true girl power on today’s blog! I am truly honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with 4 beautiful women. We all came together as the “Fab 5 Fashionistas” to style different pieces from the Gabrielle Union collection exclusively at New York & Company.  We truly are representing Gab Unions theme: #ALLTOGETHERNOW. Each of us have very unique backgrounds stories of how and why we became fashion bloggers. This couldn’t be more fitting to share I and how each of styled a piece form this line. So let’s get right into it.

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My outfit selection is very special as today is my 32nd Birthday! Whoot Whoot so happy and thankful to God for allowing me to see another year. I chose the puckering pink jumpsuit. As I’m such a girly girl and can’t stay away from pink. This jumpsuit looks like a 2 piece as it gives a high waisted pant look with the functional buttons down the middle. Wide leg culottes are trending right now and are a must have for this spring and summer! I decided to keep this cool and simple as I paired it with one of my favorite Sam Edleman espadrilles from DSW. All of the vibrant colors make this outfit just pop even more. Staying along with this easy look I chose my blue straw side satchel and my white sunnies from Ross. Bam outfit made easy!


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Jumpsuit | Bag | Shoes (similar)

Below are snippets to all the other Fab Fashionistas. Make sure to check out their blogs for more details.

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Rayni  is such an amazing women, and friend. We instantly connected, share ideas, tips and tricks to inspire all women.We truly have become blogger sisters! With that being said she is wearing this lovely green shirt dress to kick off spring. This dress is so flattering on her and may I just say she is killing this entire look! I love how she paired this with a simple wedge heel, floral belt and a fun straw bag. She is more than ready for summer! Make sure to check out her blog on how she fully styled this look!

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Lydia, is such a delight. I just met her recently and might I say I have actually been following here on #IAmNYandCO… loving her pictures and here I am so honored to be in a group with her. Lydia has an eye for color and gives a very unique take on style. I must admit she has inspired me! So this look is truly giving me lunch date weekend vibes on fierce mode! I mean these popping hot pink shorts, go perfectly with this black and white stripe shirt. Now she decided to add this floral kimono to tie this entire look together. I must admit this was very clever and stylish! For more details on Lydia’s look please make to check out her blog!

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Yolanda, is another wonderful fashion blogger that I have grown to like and follow from all of her New York & Company blogs. She is such a sweet heart, hard working and totally dedicated to inspiring all women. She has a great eye for fashion and speaking of which she styled this blue and white stripe maxi dress for the fashion gawds! I love a bold print with a statement shoe. Find out more details to her look by viewing her blog.

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Mary, well what can I say I have been following her on Instagram for a while now and when I was asked by Rayni to be in this group I was so honored to have such an inspirational blogger like Mary in the group. Such a natural beauty, always positive and of course very fashionable. She chose Gab Unions white sheath dress to blog and this couldn’t be more fitting for her. Once again I love the simple but chic look of this entire outfit. From the gold purse with the matching gold booties was definitely a nice surprise. Continue to Mary’s blog for more outfit details.

This was truly an ALLTOGETHER Blog! I hope you have been inspired let me know which is your favorite look and how you would style it!

xo Happy Fashion Divas.

A Spring Fashion Must Have

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Bold colors and prints are a must have this spring and summer. Polka dot in particular is hot! Ranging from black, blue, reds the polka dot color options are endless. Polka dot print never goes in or out of style, it’s something that should always be a staple piece in your wardrobe. Prints like this can be dressed up or down. Don’t be afraid to wear sneakers, or t-shirts with statement prints. Try it you just may like it. Le’t get into this outfit.

Just FYI this entire outfit is from New York and Company.. and all items are currently on sale! I am totally loving this Viva La Cuba t shirt from the Eva Mendes collection. I usually would rock this with a pair of jeans or skinny leg trousers. But I had to go bold and pair it with the polka dot skirt.. Well Eva did it best! The circle skirt has pockets with a small side v slit. I decided to make this outfit pop by pairing my orange pumps with this outfit.  bringing out the orange from the top to the bottom is the perfect match! Another color that i tried was hot pink. Play around with colors and prints to find your perfect match.

Don’t let spring slip away with out jazzing it up in bold prints and colors!

xo Happy Fashion Divas.


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Turn Up The Heat With Color!

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As the temperature here in Georgia starts to heat up, my clothes and color choices do too.  I have been so eager to break out into bright colors. One of my favorite work looks are slim leg pants and a printed blouse. This style is not foreign to Emanee’s Closet as I love a good skinny pant and blouse however the paper-bag waist pant is so hot and trending right now. These are the tapered high waisted version of the wide leg pants that you have seen on the blog.

I was instantly drawn to the hot pink pants.. well I have only been searching for like 4 years, for the perfect hot pink pant! And… of course I found them at New York and Company. Pairing this cute trousers with a vibrant printed top only adds a touch personality to this look. This blouse has cuffed sleeves and can be worn tucked in our out with slacks like I have or even jeans. I love pieces that you can inter-change to dress them up or down!

Let’s not forget this cute kitten heel bow tie pump. Of course form JustFab! These lovelies come in black and blush pink. They are a faux suede material and are very comfortable. These shoes are a perfect match for the office or even a weekend look with jeans.

How are your welcoming spring into your closet?

xo happy fashion divas!


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Pants | Blouse |Shoes (Name: Vail pump)

 

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.

My Fair Lady – Audrey Hepburn Inspired

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Doesn’t spring make you think of bright colors, hats and the races? Well I have actually never been to the races.. which is crazy because I grew up in California and the Del Mar Race track is right there.. maybe I can venture to the races soon with my hubster! that would be fun.

This outfit is giving me Audrey Hepburn “My Fair Lady” when she wore the big hat at the races 🙂 I love Audrey and her classic style. Of course New York and Company got me right on this look. I am in love with these paper bag waist tapered pants. Bright daffodil yellow is such a great color as it’s bold but sexy I paired these pants with a statement black and white blouse. The cute details on this blouse are amazing form it’s bell pleated sleeves to the bow tie back closure. I decided to wear my studded black strapped heels with these just to elevate the look.. And why not add a matching stripe hat to top off the look.

How would you wear this look?

Xo happy fashion divas.


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