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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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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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Mix Summer Colors

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Hi Divas, what are some of your favorite summer colors? I love bright, vibrant, bold, loud colors for the summer. I mean who doesn’t? I barely wear black and when I do it has some sort of print mixed in. This year I am totally into yellow, aqua, orange, red and pink.. I may throw the whole color wheel in there in a minute!

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I will be doing a series on mixing different colors together to bring together a cohesive looks. Today I am serving you yellow and aqua… lemons of course! have you all realized I have a fetish for fruit let alone lemon print clothing! I first discovered how well these colors pop together 2 years ago with my frist Eva Mendes Lemon dress.

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This dress is $16 at TJMaxx. Don’t sleep on the max you will find great designer deals! This dress has a little ruffle flair that i love along with a thin lining. perfect little summer dress. My heels are old from JustFab, however they have a similar color and style online now. Use my referral code below to get a similar beauty. Oh and this lovely lemon purse.. I just had to have it. This cutie is $6-$9 from Shein.

What summer colors are you mixing? let me know in the comment section.


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Happy Mother’s Day

 

Mother’s Day is time to celebrate your mom, grandmother, aunts, sisters, friends or anyone that has been in your life that has children. For many this can be a day of remembering our loss loved ones. In my eyes being a mother is not easy.. a mother wears many hats, uptakes many roles and ultimately keeps the daily, yearly and future rolling!

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Today I want to recognize my twin, my rock, my warm peach, my mom. Teresa Lynn (Salone) Shakoor was born on August 12, 1954 in San Diego California, to Robert and Doris Salone. She is the youngest of 3 and loves to sing, dance, care for others and can cook a mean peach and sweet potato pie! After graduating Lincoln High school.. yes where the black panthers marched to protect their fellow brethern! She went on to San Diego City college and received a certificate in administration from Kellsy Jenny College. Not many years after she married William Perry Thornton aka Rashad Shakoor. Yep that’s how I became Tupacs cousin! My mom joined forces with my father by opening Shure-Core cutting company, which was the first black owned construction company in San Diego. Looking back today a lot of the bridges, bypasses and other foundational structures in San Diego where built by my dad and administered by my mom. Pretty cool I’ll say!

The construction company was not the only company in the shakoor family, as I said before my mom can cook a mean meal! Well soon Teresa’s fine foods was born. By this time my mom had for kids me being the youngest.. and her only side kick was our momma Doris ( her mom). She managed to raise 4 kids, be a devoted wife, and run a full time business. Although the food train came to an end it didn’t stop her famous potato salad from becoming world famous.. When I say world famous I mean famous in the African American community. My mom catered her potato salad to the military making sometimes over 60 pounds of potato salad. her potato salad was such a hit that she was personally asked to cater a luncheon for the Shabazz family! Yes the one and only Malcolm X family.

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my mom landed a job with the San Diego Union Tribune where she work, the classified ads, and then managed the obituary column. Being a key role to a huge newspaper didn’t slow down my mom at home nor her fashion! Did you think I would forget. You all know how much I love my om and her style, it’s where I gain inspiration. My mom was a hot stepper at work and even at home! I always remember shopping with my mom at Robinsons May which is now Macy’s and many other department stores. From her hair to her shoes she never missed a beat.

Let’s fast forward, after my parents divorce, my mom moved 3 of her 4 kids to Virginia where I and my sister completed our bachelors degree from Norfolk State University, only following in our brother and other older sister’s footsteps. Our educational train didn’t stop there as we all today have our master’s degree in various fields.

Through many hardships that my mom faced she never gave up on her determination to be a good mother to her children, to motivate to get all of us through college, and to trust in God. One thing she wanted for all of us was to be better than her and to get an education. We all did just that! We owe that strength, long hours of studying and student loan debt to her 🙂 (but that’s good debt I’ll say) Today my mom still hasn’t missed a beat, as she recently retired from being a medical assistant from Sentera Hospital and is planning on traveling and of course spending time with her grandchildren. (not mine yet!)

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I owe so much to this strong, beautiful, godly women, words honestly can’t explain. This is only a snippet into what I can write about my warm peach. I know if you have ever met here she has truly warm your heart and soul. She is truly my twin that I can’t help be more than alike. Today is to you mom, love you

I figured recreating some of my moms steller looks would be an awesome blog for today. I remember looking at these pictures year after year, saying to myself I am going to look like that when I get older, or I can’t wait to dress so nice…(as if she didn’t already dress me well). Tell me your fondest memories of your mom or any special women in your life.

xo Happy Mother’s Day Divas!

I’m Bringing Sexy Back!

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Hi divas, it’s almost the weekend which means Mother’s Day! Are any of you planning something special for your mom, aunt’s, second moms.. or anyone in your life that is a mom to you? I have something special up my sleeve for the blog.. catch me in a  few days so you can see what it is.

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Until then I am bringing sexy back.. for some reason I have that Justin Timberlake song in my head. I kinda needed to get that out of my system. But yes it’s been a while since I brought you a grown and sexy look and I thought this dress was perfect! Form the Eva Longoria line, this body-con stretchy form fitting strip dress is amazing! it hugs all the right curves and the pattern makes the perfect statement. Look at the front pattern compared to the back, it’s that awesome!

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Pairing this one of a kind dress with  pops of yellow did the trick. Wearing my favorite yellow pumps from JustFab along with my yellow bag from Charming Charlie tops off this outfit..

How are you bringing sexy back? or maybe sexy never left 🙂

xo happy fashion divas.


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Two Piece Outfit- Gaining Confidence

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Many of you know that I struggled with showing my legs, or wearing a bikini. However it has taken me 32 years to dare to show my belly. I know get over yourself? Sometimes confidence comes in all forms, any showing skin wasn’t mine. However After trying this outfit on.. I didn’t look so bad after all.

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Whelp it’s Friday and I am letting it..just  a bit hang out..It’s warm and it’s time to welcome that melanin glow! This 2 pieces is from TJMaxx and is giving me super bohemian vibes. I love loose fitting pants like this. One they are perfect for the air to flow through on a hot day and two they make me look like I have a booty (lol). The matching off the shoulder top is a no brainier as it’s the perfect length to almost hit the high waisted pants. I paired this look with a weaved color block purse that I found at the Goodwill for $5. Sun hat? why not I love hats, this was actually a gift form years ago. Did I tell you that I am totally loving espadrilles right now? Well I have always had a love for them, however DSW has been getting me right with these deals! These back lace tie up espadrilles and are by Nanette Lepore. They are no longer available online as they were on the clearance rack. So check your local DSW for these beauties.

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What are your weekend plans? My business travel was a success now it’s time to get some rest!

xo happy fashion divas.


Two Piece outfit (Take your pick) | Espadrilles | Purse (take your pick)

#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.

What Is Your Fashion Inspiration?

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Sometimes we don’t realize where we find our inspiration from and other times we just follow the trends. Each year as I get older I count my blessings and realize how much I am becoming more like my mother. Not just by the way I look, but how I pair my outfits.

I am keeping it simple on today’s blog with this eyelet white maxi dress. I bought this last season from New York & Company for my honeymoon. I didn’t have the chance to wear it as it was extremely hot in St. Lucia. This maxi dress is delicately made as it has eyelet laces, crochet and comes with a lining! Awesomely made. I decided to pair this dress with my blue and white nautical stripe wedges from Justfab. Let’s not forget I love a good sun Hat. Keeping along with the fresh nautical theme this blue and white strip hat is the perfect match! Don’t like hats? throw on a cute pair of sunnies. Basket weave purses are trending right now and I just so happen to have one in blue from TJmaxx.

As I was looking through some family photos, I came across this picture of my mom in this white maxi dress. I couldn’t help but laugh because here I am in the same type of dress. Thanks mom!

Where do you find inspiration from?

xo Happy fashion Divas.


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