Two 4th of July Outfits

It’s that time of year when family, friends, cookouts and pool parties take place. Let’s not forget legs and cute outfits come out! Today on the blog I’m getting right to it we are talking about 2 cute outfits to wear this 4th of July.

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Flashback honestly I have always shared the 4th with my family. Enjoy the day off with good food. What do yaull typically do? I guess planning something never sparked an interest as it would look like this…. stuck in an amusement park line wearing out my cute outfit. Stuck in traffic with the ac blasting and eating Bojangles… or being uncomfortable because it’s so hot and so many people everywhere. However if I were to truly plan something of course it would be detailed with a bunch of food, water, legs and cute outfits and of course my husband lol.

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Encouraging Blazer

Okay okay enough with the plans. First outfit up is this darling super cute, sexy semi professional look. This encouragement blazer from New York & Company will sure to get the heads turning. The blazer spread positivity throughout with words such as: Queen, Love, Courage, All we need is Love. This is so awesome since the world that we live in today can be so negative.

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I paired this blazer with a pair of 6 inch high waisted flare shorts in red! I can’t remember the last time I bought a pair of shorts this length as anything to long will make me look extra skinny. However these are just right. It to short and not to long. I wore a simple collard chiffon white blouse underneath. This blouse is super old and can be found just about anywhere. I topped this look off with my simple red tie up wedges, tassel earrings and red sunnies.

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Tye Dye & Sneakers

will have the millennials saying yasss! I’m not even sure if I fit into that category and I’m such an old soul with some spunk. Anyways my momma would probably have a fit seeing me wear sneakers with this gorgeous tye dye maxi dress that’s from Fab’rik. This dress looks better in than off. It’s super light weight no lining but not see through. It ties around the neck and cinch in at the waist. What’s truly gorgeous is the overall tye print of this dress. Have you ever seen ugly tye dye? Well I have…

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Can we talk about these sneakers…. so as we know crazy fun sneakers have made the come back with a twist. Unfortunately I can’t afford $100 pair of sneakers or maybe I just won’t pay that much lol. Yeah the last time I did that was back when I purchased a pair of light blue timberlands this was like in the year 2000. Anyways. I got these colorful sneakers from ShoeDazzle as. A matter of fact they are 50% off right now! Pairing this fun outfit with my strawberry purse and highlighter pink sunnies did the trick!

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It’s just as simple as that. So what are you outfit plans and day plans for the 4th? Be safe and have fun. Xo happy Fashion Divas.

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Look 1: Blazer | Shorts |Wedges |Blouse

Look 2: Maxi Dress|Sneakers |Purse

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Kate Spade Wedding Shoes

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As promised, I committed to sharing fashion details from my wedding!!! You all know I am classy glitz and glam type of gal.. and having the perfect reception shoes were a top priority! I searched high and low.. Google, Pintrest, and went to the mall to find the perfect comfortable reception shoes.. I didn’t want something that was ordinary and definitely didn’t want to change into another pair of heels.. I was ready to boogie on down the dance floor!

During my search I came across these rose gold sparkly “Kate Spade” Keds on Pintrest.. We all know that when you come across something on Pintrest 9 times out of 10 the item is gone or there is no significant link. However I instantly googled these shoes and BAM! there is a Kate Spade wedding line on Keds.com!

Sneakers was on the top of my checklist for comfort, rose gold matched perfectly with my color scheme, the ribbon laces and the sparkles.. It was love at first sight! I was willing to pay whatever price for these gorgeous shoes. That $80 price tag hit me hard knowing that I had other wedding expenses. Now you know your girl does everything on a budget. If you sign up with Keds.com they give you 10% off coupon. I also received a another coupon in my inbox which I was able to use. I ended up spending $50 for the perfect wedding reception shoes.

I felt so alive in my shoes, as I danced the night away with my price charming.. Divas these shoes come in an assortment of colors. I would love to purchase the other colors!

Let me know your favorite color!

xo Happy Fashion Divas


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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

Nautical Stripes & Emerald Green

Divas,

Here’s some fashion inspiration for you. We are in the dead of winter, however that does not mean your only option to be warm is “sweats” I’m sorry but sweats are only a girls best friend when she’s around the house, taking a road trip or it’s that time of the month!

But since we must still get dressed and look our best at work, why not look cute and comfortable at the same time.

Today’s inspiration can be dressed up or down, take your pick.

The green blazer, with it’s green and white stripes was thrifted for $8. Blazer’s are so fun in any season, They add just enough class and pop to any outfit.

The blue and white strip chiffon blouse was purchased from New York & Company… ages ago however you can find this style of blouse anywhere! blouses like this are great to wear as layering pieces or can be worn alone.

Blue straight leg slacks are a must have in your wardrobe. Purchased form New York & company for $25. The straight leg allows this outfit to look professional but not intimidating!

Now ladies for the foot work take your pick… a simple Jessica Simpson sparkly toe wedge or a classic COACH sneaker.. Either one of these shoes will set this outfit on fire!

I topped this look off with a classic white scarf and of course my lovely matching COAH purse..

What will be in style tomorrow?

But for now.. Happy Fashion Divas!

First Class or “Coach”

Hello Divas,

So if you didn’t know I love to travel in “COACH” that’s Coach shoes of course! I am  not you typical sneaker wearing girl so I tend to purchase sneakers that are a bit more on the classier side. I have put together all of my coach shoes that I have collected over a period of time. You will be shocked to know that Coach shoes can be found in many different department stores such as TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Ross, & of course the Coach Outlet. So if you want to see my stylish Coach collection scroll down!

 

COACH Francesca Low Top Logo Sneaker

So I had been looking for a black pair of sneakers and when I saw these I had to have them. I purchased these from TJMaxx $45.00. What a super steal. I love the contracts between the black and the grey it make the “C’s” pop. They are very comfortable and true to size. The shoe came in a canvas material great for year around weather.

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COACH Tristee Logo Rainboots

Ladies these rain-boots are to die for! So classic but edgy at the same time. The boot itself is made out of rubber making it waterproof for those raining days. The top shaft of the boot is made out of a leather water replant material that is decorated with the inverse khaki and brown print. The back is laced with brown string that is topped of with COACH engraved studded caps. The inside is lined with fur making it soft comfortable and warm for the winter. This boot is a must have for the winter! These rainbow were purchased from Macy’s for $99.00 on sale.

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Authentic COACH Dee Dream C Sneaker

This COACH shoe is perfect for summer to jazz up any around the city outfit! This shoes has blues, pinks, pure and yellow making it easy to pair with solids and even prints. I tend to wear this shoe with jeans and a solid shirt. Making the shoe be the center of attention. The shoe is very comfortable and try to size. This shoe is a canvas material, once again making it easy to remove stains. Purchased from the Coach Outlet for only $30.00!

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COACH Folly Signature Blue Green Canvas patent Sneaker

Feeling a little on the classic side with the brown “C’s” Bam lets spice it up with some blue and green. This shoe is very stunning and is a must for your shoe-drobe! So I wanted a shoe that was the typical brown Coach but with a little spice. When I saw this shoe sitting in TJMaxx it said “mean” pick me! and the price of $45 was just right! Ladies do I really need to say how comfortable this shoe is and the canvas material…. You already know!

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The All White

Give me 2 pair, I need 2 pair so I can get to stomping in my Air-Force COACH!! lol okay okay yes back in the day I used to rock Air-Force 1’s. But who didn’t! So I have upgraded to the all white metallic Coach sneakers. These babies are so fresh for the summer. The metallic “C’s” shimmer when the sun hits it and twinkle as you walk. For appealing to the eye when paired with a simple white-T and jeans or white tennis skirt. The all white sneaker was purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $49.00, and can most likely still be found in stores today. Don’t wait these were flying off the shelf like hot cakes!

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Red & Brown COACH Sneaker

So this red and brown beauty is what started off my COACH shoe fetish. It’s the oldest in the bunch and still looks pretty new! I made the mistake and wore these in the rain and the suede toe screamed why!!! However the red on this shoe screams fire. I love to pair this shoe with jeans, and/or khaki shorts. Very simple but still classy. Purchased from TjMaxx for $49.00

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Hot Pink Flats

So these perfect pink flats were purchased from Dillard’s during the after New Years sale for $50.00. This shoe is very comfortable and adds color to any outfit of your choice. I am sorry to announce that I can’t find this shoe anywhere online. I encourage you to shop around because Coach has other lovely hot pink flats out for the summer

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Laser Neon Yellow Flats

These razor laser neon yellow walking flats were purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $45.00. These shoes I had seen them 2 seasons ago and never got them and i recently saw them in the store and had to have them. Once again you will have to go into the store to find these because they are no longer online. The fit is a bit snug but doesn’t bother me.

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I hope you have enjoyed traveling in COACH with me! Make sure to check out the video below and Like and subscribe to my Channel.

Happy Shopping Divas!!